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Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 01, 2009, 02:01:26 AM
here u can :Discuss systems: new and old or upcoming...

Games: New and classic and upcoming...

ok now i'll start: Who here owns a dreamcast? If u don't have u ever played on then? I personally think it's one of the best systems ever! It has tons of cool games and some of the best stuff ever created for a gaming system!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on January 01, 2009, 12:16:52 PM
I want a dreamcast but i got no money the only sonic game i played is sonic gba.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Boingo the Clown on January 01, 2009, 03:02:44 PM
All I have is my 6 year old PC, 3 arcade machines (with one more about to be built) some plug and play games, a Commodore 64 and an Intellivision.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on January 01, 2009, 04:39:56 PM
I have my laptop and my nintendo ds and my xbox thats all i hope to soon get a dreamcast.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on January 02, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
i just Pre-Orderd Pokemon Platinum
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on January 02, 2009, 06:15:19 PM
The dreamcast epic wins.  Shenmue was one of the best games I've played EVER, and it started on the dreamcast.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 05, 2009, 09:59:21 PM
true and some cult classics here in america were released there in japan...

As well as many anime games too...

Plus a sh*tload of fighting and shooters...

Plus most of those game had "Limited Editions" or boxed versions of the games with stuff like audio cd's and extra artwork...

and some "Limited Editions" had extras on the dic or game...

I am getting into import gaming again, and thought I would let u know...

Trivia: Did u know they had Mega Man X 1-3 for nintendo 8 bit? It was very different from the released versions on snes...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 05, 2009, 11:19:26 PM
New Megaman will be 8-bit! ^^

...right?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 06, 2009, 01:56:23 AM
i would not think so
 i would imagine that would keep it the way it is now...

I like megaman the way it is now... cept i don't play it anymore... I don't play x or that new one for ds... i've played rockman.exe though

I also have played megaman os and legands... and i am told that the creator of legands wants to make megaman legands 3 before he dies...

I also used to have all the megaman os games for snes and ps1... soccer rockman, and bass, 7 and 8 for ps1... i also had roms for the power battles 1 and 2... whitch were pretty cool... I also had roms for nes those games 1-6 as well...

BTW os is original series...

ok back to dreamcast... I resently found an interesting series for dreamcast... Sakura tenisen 1-4... also known as sakura wars...

here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakura_Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakura_Wars) maybe someone has heard of it?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 06, 2009, 02:53:00 PM
Um...on a random video game note.  I've been discovering the addicting fun that is Link to the Past.  My stepbrother got it on the VC.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 06, 2009, 03:34:47 PM
New Megaman will be 8-bit! ^^

...right?

Well, Mega Man 9 was indeed 8-bit [or at least looked and sounded 8 bit. I doubt it was really ACTUALLY 8 bit, since that places a ton of restrictions on programmers for no real good reason.], and it did extremely well. Supposed to play like Mega Man and Mega Man 2.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 06, 2009, 09:29:55 PM
maybe the music was but not graphics Mega man and Bass was at least 16 bit... you know there is a rumor floating about dreamcast 2...

but according to sega, there is no project...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 08, 2009, 09:10:36 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 08, 2009, 09:12:23 PM
Don't we all do that. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 08, 2009, 09:31:19 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 08, 2009, 09:37:08 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
True dat! My favorite version of Shadowrun was actually a Genesis release and I definitely can't forget the Phantasy Star series (I can't believe they shut down all the servers for the online releases). I've only ever dabbled in The Shining Force series, and Warriors of the Eternal Sun, but I did get a good amount of Lunar gameplay in (super neat).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 08, 2009, 09:46:14 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
True dat! My favorite version of Shadowrun was actually a Genesis release and I definitely can't forget the Phantasy Star series (I can't believe they shut down all the servers for the online releases). I've only ever dabbled in The Shining Force series, and Warriors of the Eternal Sun, but I did get a good amount of Lunar gameplay in (super neat).

Phantasy Star Universe is still going, and there is a free server for Phantasy Star Online.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 08, 2009, 09:51:08 PM
I noticed I havn't played DDR in almost a week.  Thinking about it is making the backs of my lower legs ache.  :p
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 08, 2009, 09:52:00 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
True dat! My favorite version of Shadowrun was actually a Genesis release and I definitely can't forget the Phantasy Star series (I can't believe they shut down all the servers for the online releases). I've only ever dabbled in The Shining Force series, and Warriors of the Eternal Sun, but I did get a good amount of Lunar gameplay in (super neat).

Phantasy Star Universe is still going, and there is a free server for Phantasy Star Online.
I didn't really bother with Phantasy Star Universe too much, outside of creating a really rasta looking character and running around bumping into people. I heard the free servers had some interoperability problems, but I'll have to look back into it!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 09, 2009, 05:26:55 PM
phantsy star online for dreamcast? or pc?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 10, 2009, 12:30:44 AM
I had it for the Dreamcast, but since I didn't have SEGANet, I just played the single player.  My oldest sister got pretty far in it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 10, 2009, 07:10:22 AM
I had it for the Dreamcast, but since I didn't have SEGANet, I just played the single player.  My oldest sister got pretty far in it.

I've got the rare-ish Gamecube Plus version. Never did online, but I loved single and split screen play.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on January 10, 2009, 11:21:26 AM
I've got the rare-ish Gamecube Plus version. Never did online, but I loved single and split screen play.
You have the gamecube version?!?!  That means that you can play with the warppipe project!  MMO mario kart FTW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 10, 2009, 03:06:53 PM
SInce all of us like (no LOVE) a twelve year-old computer game from a cereal box,
I was wondering, does anyone here like the old text-adventure games like Colassel Cave,
or the equally-old, but even more classic Atari game, Adventure?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 10, 2009, 03:19:36 PM
I used to have Adventure in a Plug-N-Play collection of Atari games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 10, 2009, 03:35:12 PM
I used to have Adventure in a Plug-N-Play collection of Atari games.
There's also a remade version of Adventure called "Indenture."  Some guy named Craig Pell wrote it back in '96.  It took the original game, and expanded it to over TWO HUNDRED ROOMS!!!
If you liked Adventure, you'll love Indenture.  To find it, Google INDENTURE "CRAIG PELL."
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on January 10, 2009, 03:52:17 PM
SInce all of us like (no LOVE) a twelve year-old computer game from a cereal box,
I was wondering, does anyone here like the old text-adventure games like Colassel Cave,
or the equally-old, but even more classic Atari game, Adventure?
Text adventure games win.  Though I'm stuck at the dam in Zork 1...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 10, 2009, 04:34:21 PM
-o_0-  For a second BMD, I read your last sentence with "the" being "that" and I took out the word "in".
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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 10, 2009, 07:04:10 PM
speaking of text adventures... Alot of them are on gametap, including: all the Zorks and a few others...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 10, 2009, 07:42:23 PM
There's also a ton of text-adventure games at ifarchive.org (http://ifarchive.org)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 11, 2009, 01:03:19 PM
The only text adventure game I ever got into (read: actually played for real) is Thy Dungeonman 2.  You can find it on homestarrunner.com
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 11, 2009, 10:42:21 PM
well i would say text games are awsome, but they require a taste... Anyone here ever play any fighters? What your favorite? Mine would be Darkstalkers...
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Post by: 75 on January 12, 2009, 12:36:22 AM
lol text adventure, I played this one on this online gaming site about this janitor who is cleaning the bathrooms then gets abducted by aliens

it was actually pretty good; wish I could find it again

I've played a lot of SC2, but I've found that it doesn't really require that much skill after a while... I think SSBM is more technical in some ways.

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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 12, 2009, 12:55:43 AM
I agree... But, Soul Caliber 1 is much more difficult... I had a hard time with it... I also hear SC 3 and 4 is better too...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 12, 2009, 02:59:35 PM
Street Fighter, Marvel VS Capcom, and Guilty Gear are the top fighters I've played.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on January 13, 2009, 09:52:04 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
Shining Force is the one RPG that I found truly to be EPIC WIN.  I love that game.  It's just so fun, and the plot's great...

And I think Phantasy Star II isn't bad either, although the battle system is typical FF-style battle.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 13, 2009, 11:45:24 PM
I've been browsing through some of my favorite RPGs and dang, the Super Nintendo sure did see a great number of RPGs. I still maintain that one of the main reasons the Nintendo 64 lost to the Sony Playstation was that Squaresoft began developing games exclusively for Sony.

Secret of Mana, Star Ocean, Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, Shadowrun... I should be dong my homework, but I'm sitting here deciding which one of these I should play over again.   :D

Hay Hay, the Genesis had some good ones too. The Phantasy Star series [you can include Phantasy Star 1 for the Master System if you have the Power Base Converter], the Shining Force series, Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and the Lunar series.
Shining Force is the one RPG that I found truly to be EPIC WIN.  I love that game.  It's just so fun, and the plot's great...

And I think Phantasy Star II isn't bad either, although the battle system is typical FF-style battle.

In an RPG, the battle system should be either real time action a la Zelda or Phantasy Star Online, or Turn-Based a la Final Fantasy. The annoying bit they do with Tales RPGs drive me nuts. I'm playing Tales of Phantasia for GBA and the battle system is making me bonkers.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on January 14, 2009, 03:12:28 PM
I think Goldfish is going to kill you in your sleep, Loremaster. She LOVES the Tales series.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 14, 2009, 03:45:42 PM
*Proceeds to take away any sharp object from Goldfish*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 14, 2009, 06:34:53 PM
I think Goldfish is going to kill you in your sleep, Loremaster. She LOVES the Tales series.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I love everything else about the Tales series. Just the battle system drives me batty.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 14, 2009, 06:58:06 PM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 15, 2009, 12:43:38 AM
As U all know, I collect Imports and so far I have DOA 2 LE and Super Producers... I plan to have many more, like Sakura Wars 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Border Down...
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Post by: 75 on January 15, 2009, 12:53:29 AM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 15, 2009, 01:02:11 AM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
I do enjoy how realistism always equates to shades of gray and brown in the gaming world... but that actually does make some sense considering the type of territory they're trying to render, but yeah, it gets old. At this point I'm just super excited to be able to run such a new game on max settings.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 15, 2009, 01:03:51 AM
true... war is not fun in real life... Video games are becoming increasing violent... I prefur old scool violence or no violence... I hate GTA series and any war shooters... cept older dos ones... Now back to dreamcast... Here's a link with dreamcast games that are valuable and rare...

Linky: http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega/dreamcast/2008/08/the-rarest-and-most-valuable-sega-dreamcast-games.html (http://www.racketboy.com/retro/sega/dreamcast/2008/08/the-rarest-and-most-valuable-sega-dreamcast-games.html)

Also those who liked Shenmue and Seaman for dreamcast beware!

Shenmue 3 trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEZ3Ksk2428

Seaman 2 Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj0hRYM5yr8
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 15, 2009, 02:21:34 PM
Shenmue 3 trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEZ3Ksk2428


Darn, thats just a edited version of the trailer of a failed project called Shenmue Online.  Here I was hoping a true Shenmue 3 was coming.

@brain candy:  I have played CoD, but the only experience I've had of it was Big Red One....which is apparently the black sheep of the CoD series.  It was fun though, but too darn short.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 15, 2009, 05:30:05 PM
really the title said shenmue 3 real version... idk why they would fake it...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 15, 2009, 08:09:46 PM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
I do enjoy how realistism always equates to shades of gray and brown in the gaming world... but that actually does make some sense considering the type of territory they're trying to render, but yeah, it gets old. At this point I'm just super excited to be able to run such a new game on max settings.  :D

COD 4 was a biiiiit to real for my tastes during the single player game [though that was only when moving. When you stood still, it stopped seeming real], though multi player split screen was awesome.

Medal of Honor isn't so good anymore. Medal of Honor Allied Assault was great, and I played that online tons when it came out.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on January 15, 2009, 09:23:27 PM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
I do enjoy how realistism always equates to shades of gray and brown in the gaming world... but that actually does make some sense considering the type of territory they're trying to render, but yeah, it gets old. At this point I'm just super excited to be able to run such a new game on max settings.  :D

COD 4 was a biiiiit to real for my tastes during the single player game [though that was only when moving. When you stood still, it stopped seeming real], though multi player split screen was awesome.

Medal of Honor isn't so good anymore. Medal of Honor Allied Assault was great, and I played that online tons when it came out.

I've played Frontline, it was pretty good; I like the realism in the weapons; but again... it gets old real fast

Anyone ever played return to castle wolfenstein?

that game wasn't a hundredth of Spear of Destiny. You had to have a brain to beat Spear, but the new ones don't seem to use the same amount of thinking.

Maybe that's what's missing from COD & MOH - in real war, there's no puzzles for you to figure out. They mask this by making better moves/weapons/enemies, but I don't really think that's enough.

 Kind of like what's going on in the movies these days!!! :o oh man I think I figured it out! Let's replace the story and creativity with flashy explosions!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 15, 2009, 09:37:35 PM
yeah i agree, it's alot like movies... lots of flash and glits...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 15, 2009, 11:58:27 PM
TRU.

I swear...I think thats what happened to the prequel trilogy of starwars...

Tons of movies are doing that tho...I hate it...i'd rather have a nice story and classic editing and effects than all flash and no light...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 16, 2009, 12:03:44 AM
yep, i remember namco starwars... good times...

ah good ole games like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELhtXtnV3pg

and for all u kingdom hearts fans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEL2grmKSnM

plus anyone check out the FF7 remake for ps3?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 16, 2009, 12:11:24 AM
Good old games...like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdcSx5tfjc

I swear, vector arcade games are the most classic things ever...

though raster went well too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb4gWvqbsYA

ROOT BEER TAPPER!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91SWIcHhHOo
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 16, 2009, 12:13:24 AM
root beer tapper pwns! and vector games are good too... Remember Virtual Boy? Nintendo's epic fail?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 16, 2009, 12:26:24 AM
Virtual boy wasn't vector...it was a stereoscopic red 32bit 'portable' gaming system...but it was epic fail...
I SWEAR that had potential...><

However...Vectrex was a good vector system, but due to lack of sheilding, the speaker has a buzz...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 16, 2009, 12:28:54 AM
i know... virtual boy had good potential, but unfortunatly nintendo made some crappy games for it, and it never took off...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on January 16, 2009, 01:15:26 AM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
I do enjoy how realistism always equates to shades of gray and brown in the gaming world... but that actually does make some sense considering the type of territory they're trying to render, but yeah, it gets old. At this point I'm just super excited to be able to run such a new game on max settings.  :D

COD 4 was a biiiiit to real for my tastes during the single player game [though that was only when moving. When you stood still, it stopped seeming real], though multi player split screen was awesome.

Medal of Honor isn't so good anymore. Medal of Honor Allied Assault was great, and I played that online tons when it came out.
I've read that COD: World at War is even more real than COD4 (same engine though). All of the videos I saw of the gameplay looked pretty spiffy, although I'm afraid I'll be wowed by anything at this point-- it's been a while since I've had a modern PC game.
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Post by: Flurb on January 16, 2009, 01:33:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEL2grmKSnM
This video comes right after the one Dvader posted! Birth by Sleep is expected to come to the US sometime between 2009-2010 i think. Platform = PSP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIsbRLGqMGo

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days! Expected to come to the US this year. Platform = DS, DS lite, and DSi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V49joGRN0RY
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Post by: Loremaster on January 16, 2009, 01:46:09 AM
Random question, but are there any Call of Duty fans here? I know... it's practically sacrilegious to bring up mid-conversation about the classics, but I ordered myself a new video card for my rig last night (Geforce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked, woot!) and it came with a free "gift" from Nvidia, Call of Duty World at War, which looks insanely neat because it is set during the end of WWII. I was a big fan of the Medal of Honor series when I was little, although I recently read that it was not a highly regarded series. Nonetheless, I had tons of fun with MOH and am hoping to get the same level of satisfaction from this chapter in the COD series. At the very least, it does look like lovely eye candy.

bleh... call of duty

I'm really glad the couldn't find a better use for 32 bit graphics then 700 shades of grey  :P

I'd take wolfenstein 3d anyday over those things. They're just not fun to me. Maybe it's TOO realistic (war isn't fun in real life).
I do enjoy how realistism always equates to shades of gray and brown in the gaming world... but that actually does make some sense considering the type of territory they're trying to render, but yeah, it gets old. At this point I'm just super excited to be able to run such a new game on max settings.  :D

COD 4 was a biiiiit to real for my tastes during the single player game [though that was only when moving. When you stood still, it stopped seeming real], though multi player split screen was awesome.

Medal of Honor isn't so good anymore. Medal of Honor Allied Assault was great, and I played that online tons when it came out.
I've read that COD: World at War is even more real than COD4 (same engine though). All of the videos I saw of the gameplay looked pretty spiffy, although I'm afraid I'll be wowed by anything at this point-- it's been a while since I've had a modern PC game.

Two words for why I want to play:

Zombie Nazis.

Yes. You heard me. You complete the main campaign and you open up a separate co-op mode where you and your friends must survive against waves of Zombie Nazis. How awesome is that?
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Post by: Allen Walker on January 16, 2009, 10:42:40 AM
I enjoyed MOH: Heroes 2 on the Wii. The controls were great, and the online got past the friend codes.
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Post by: Kuwabara on January 16, 2009, 11:22:32 AM
Yep, thats the most online FPS I've played outside of Skulltag.
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Post by: Atariangamer on January 16, 2009, 11:00:21 PM
...

New wolfenstein? (lore's nazi zombies got me thinking...)

looks FANTASTIC! That'll be something really interesting to play...
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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 17, 2009, 02:36:06 AM
Super Mario Trivia Time!

Did u know that mario's full name is mario mario?

Did u know that goombas are actully bad mushrooms?

Did u know that the lost levels were only released in japan for NES?

Did u know that there were supposed to be more levels for SMB 1 after u beat it? Instead the lost levels had those...
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Post by: Flurb on January 17, 2009, 05:03:02 PM
The Japanese are evil. THey make all these great games but edit the ones we get.

Did you know that in the original pokemon red and blue, in the Japanese version once you get all 150 pokemon you get a mew but in the US version you get a certificate saying congratz.

Also Pokeomn for the DS, the Japnaese version has a glitch room that takes you to the secrete islands but they took it out for the US version.

They also never released Kingdom Hearts Final Mix for the PS2. GGGGGRRRRRRRRRR!  >:(
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Post by: Loremaster on January 18, 2009, 03:41:26 AM
Lost levels has been released over here repeatedly. They weren't really Lost, they were actually the Japanese Super Mario Bros. 2. They did not release it over here because they figured it was too difficult [it IS rather notably tougher than Super Mario Bros.]

However, it has since been released over here. On the SNES in the Super Mario Bros. Compilation cartridge, on the Game Boy Color with the Super Mario Bros. DX, and probably on numerous other carts or downloads now.
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Post by: Manny Cav on January 18, 2009, 11:57:23 AM
I hear it's also on the Wii Virtual Console.
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Post by: 75 on January 18, 2009, 04:24:20 PM
If it's not it's really easy to emulate it using SNES9x
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Post by: Kuwabara on January 19, 2009, 11:03:22 AM
Eh....best to keep mention of ROM's off the board.  Seeing how it IS illegal if you don't own the original game.

Oh, speaking of games, Flurb, can you explain what this Kingdom Hearts 358 days or whatever is?  I believe it's coming to the PSP.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on January 19, 2009, 04:34:51 PM
The Japanese are evil. THey make all these great games but edit the ones we get.

Hey, don't blame the japanese for US editing. The localization and translation group here in America do all of the taking stuff out.  Japan has nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 19, 2009, 04:38:49 PM
The Japanese are evil. THey make all these great games but edit the ones we get.

Hey, don't blame the japanese for US editing. The localization and translation group here in America do all of the taking stuff out.  Japan has nothing to do with it.
Why would the US take out Mew from red and blue?
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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 19, 2009, 05:29:20 PM
i guess they didn't want it till yellow, and green was what u were thinking of with all 150 pokemon... And most anime games were never released here... Take tenchi muyo RPG for Snes... that's because tenchi wasn't here then... and some great series will never be here because some games in the series have bad images...

It's really a bummer:(:(:(:'(:(:(:(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 19, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
The Japanese are evil. THey make all these great games but edit the ones we get.

Hey, don't blame the japanese for US editing. The localization and translation group here in America do all of the taking stuff out.  Japan has nothing to do with it.
Why would the US take out Mew from red and blue?

Because we never got Pokemon Green over here.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 19, 2009, 05:34:29 PM
Oh, I thought that their red and blur also had Mew. My mistake!  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 20, 2009, 12:32:53 PM
yes sadly mew was thought to be in red and blue, but was not available till yellow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3jv1PKrF0Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3jv1PKrF0Y)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 20, 2009, 02:50:01 PM
yes sadly mew was thought to be in red and blue, but was not available till yellow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3jv1PKrF0Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3jv1PKrF0Y)
NO! I'm not talking about the mew glitch! I already new about that. (BTW, it's not a real mew. A few pixels are missing and if you trade it it will ruin the games!) I'm talking about how in the Japanese version of the game, once you catch 150 pokemon, you can go to this guy in the hotel in one of the middle cities. After you talk to him he gives you Mew (a real Mew). But in the US version, you just get a certificate saying that you beet the game and congratz!

The mew glitch is a bug in the game that somenoe figured out. There are two ways to get that fake mew in yellow. You can also find other fake pokeomon like a fake hitmonchan and warturtle.

Also, I asume everyone knows about the missingno glitch in red and blue. It's great for getting lots of items but once you catch it, it starts to destroy you game (sometimes to the point that resetting it won't work)
(http://trsrockin.com/images/m.jpg)

BTW, in my red version, I have to bikes but I don't know how I got them.   ???
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Post by: Kuwabara on January 20, 2009, 02:53:29 PM
Ah yes, Missingno.  I've always wondered what would happen if you put Missingno in Pokemon Stadium.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 20, 2009, 02:54:49 PM
I never really thought about that. It ruins the GameBoy games but what would it do to that?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 20, 2009, 02:56:57 PM
As a kid, I thought the N64 would explode or get fryed or something.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 20, 2009, 03:04:12 PM
LOL!
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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 20, 2009, 04:45:34 PM
ah it's a glitch huh... oh well... I tought it was real... hows how little I know!

Fact: This battle was considered to be second hardest battle in videogame history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx-oNUud0Qk
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Post by: Manny Cav on January 20, 2009, 04:58:59 PM
I just don't believe that Mother Brain stacks up against the other junk out there. Who said this, anyway?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 20, 2009, 05:03:24 PM
a magizine I have called game informer...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 20, 2009, 06:28:46 PM
Oh, I thought that their red and blur also had Mew. My mistake!  ;D

Heh, actually upon further research, that is just a rumor. It turns out that Mew is only attainable via the Mew Glitch or special Nintendo promotions. Yes, even in Japan.

Of course, you can always use a Game Shark or Action Replay to get it, without the problems that the Mew Glitch causes.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 20, 2009, 06:30:28 PM
Eh? Problems? I did the Mew glitch and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary other than a seemingly-normal Mew.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on January 20, 2009, 06:38:50 PM
Eh? Problems? I did the Mew glitch and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary other than a seemingly-normal Mew.

The trading issue [according to Flurb], wherein save data is corrupted upon an attempted trade.
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Post by: ☼Foley☼ teh AWESOME! on January 20, 2009, 06:57:42 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14265493/star-wars-battlefront-iii/videos/battlefront3_leakedfootage_011509.html

I just found out that it has been canceled... this makes me pretty sad, considering how awesome it could have been.
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Post by: Allen Walker on January 20, 2009, 06:59:24 PM
Eh? Problems? I did the Mew glitch and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary other than a seemingly-normal Mew.

The trading issue [according to Flurb], wherein save data is corrupted upon an attempted trade.

Who would WANT to trade their prized Mew away?  Anyway, speaking of Pokemon, I think it shoulda ended with Crystal.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 20, 2009, 11:35:49 PM
i agree... i think they should not have remad the original game...
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Post by: Flurb on January 20, 2009, 11:43:59 PM
Eh? Problems? I did the Mew glitch and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary other than a seemingly-normal Mew.

The trading issue [according to Flurb], wherein save data is corrupted upon an attempted trade.

Who would WANT to trade their prized Mew away?  Anyway, speaking of Pokemon, I think it shoulda ended with Crystal.
What is you wanted to trade it to your Crystal version? Ever think of that!
i agree... i think they should not have remad the original game...
They did remake the original game. Fire red and Leaf green for the gba. If crystal was ranked 10 out of 10 then Fire Red wouold be rated 7 or 8! I think they should have made a remake of crystal seing as its the best pokemon game they made.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 21, 2009, 08:06:29 PM
Eh? Problems? I did the Mew glitch and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary other than a seemingly-normal Mew.

The trading issue [according to Flurb], wherein save data is corrupted upon an attempted trade.
I asked some people on GameFAQs here (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=367023&topic=47749982), and the veterans there said that this stuff was false. Where did you hear this stuff from, Flurb? Was it a street rumor, a friend, internet, what have you?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 21, 2009, 09:33:00 PM
A friend of mine did it and it messed up his game. Plus mines a little messed up from missongno too. Like I said, I have two bike 3 HM5s 2 HM1 and I can't put them an the PC wich means I can hold about 5 normal items. And I'm not tlaking about bike X2 or HM X2. The double are taking up two slots in my bag.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 21, 2009, 10:15:07 PM
OFF POKEMON:

I just finished Portal AND HL2...now I cant wait till I get the chance to play HL2:E1 and E2...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on January 21, 2009, 10:44:53 PM
OFF POKEMON:

I just finished Portal AND HL2...now I cant wait till I get the chance to play HL2:E1 and E2...

We'll see... about that.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on January 22, 2009, 01:03:23 AM
Really?? Crystal is GOOD?

I've never played it. I thought it would be another rehash of the red/blue version

I'll have to check that out... good thing I still have my old GBA
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 22, 2009, 01:39:15 AM
Really?? Crystal is GOOD?

I've never played it. I thought it would be another rehash of the red/blue version

I'll have to check that out... good thing I still have my old GBA
XD. Crystal is a fun game. It looks great for a gameboy game and once you beet the game you unlock a bonus world and you get to face all the gym leaders their too. That's right, 16 bages to win. Crystal version also features the first version battle tower and other extras that silver and gold never had. Plus nintendo also inproved the graphics when they moved it over to the Game Boy color.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 22, 2009, 10:25:35 AM
OFF POKEMON:

I just finished Portal AND HL2...now I cant wait till I get the chance to play HL2:E1 and E2...

Can anyone explain to me the difference between HL2 and the HL2 episodes?  I thought it was just HL2 but split into multiple parts.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on January 22, 2009, 03:00:40 PM
The Episodes are a continuation of the story that began in HL2. Episode Three will mark the end of that story arc.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on January 22, 2009, 06:38:51 PM

Quote from:  serebii.com
In The Games Department

US Shaymin Event Revealed?

Earlier today, Pokemon.com revealed that on Thursday next week, they will reveal a special event to give a Pok
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 22, 2009, 10:00:07 PM
hey, does anyone else besides SS have Age of Empires III, Battle for Middle-earth or  Empire At War.  There is the possiblity that we might be trying to get something going tonight for one of those games.

Not to mention I can add you to the CQCF clan on Age of Empires.  ;D

(was supposed to be the CQFFC or the CQFC but both were taken.  :-[
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on January 22, 2009, 11:33:28 PM
Hmm...

I used to have Age Of Empires II...XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 22, 2009, 11:37:40 PM
That doesn't help, does it. :P  Well, it can't be tonight, have to wake up early.  Tomorrow maybe then.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on January 23, 2009, 12:41:54 AM
Anyone here play homeworld?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 23, 2009, 10:28:34 AM
@75:  I do not.

@TMOB: I used to have Age of Empires I or II.  But it's gone somewhere.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on January 23, 2009, 07:25:47 PM
I might be getting Counter-Strike: Source! Yes! Sure, my minimal processor and GeForce 4 will only get me the lowest quality settings, but it's still gonna be awesome!
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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 23, 2009, 11:54:25 PM
@75 I do! They have homeworld 1 and 2 on gametap!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 24, 2009, 12:37:43 AM
Can I get a shout-out for Super Mario World! 8)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Flurb on January 24, 2009, 01:23:03 AM
WOOT! WOOT!
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Post by: Manny Cav on January 24, 2009, 11:32:41 AM
Can I get a shout-out for Super Mario World! 8)
(http://www.medwastesolutions.com/shop/images/CDRK4349.JPG)
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Post by: Kuwabara on January 24, 2009, 12:30:07 PM
Can I get a shout-out for Super Mario World! 8)
(http://www.medwastesolutions.com/shop/images/CDRK4349.JPG)

WIN.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 24, 2009, 01:37:39 PM
I started Super Mario World on my computer yesterday, and I've already made it to the forest of illusions.  I've also found most of the secrets up to this point.  Yay me!
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Post by: 75 on January 24, 2009, 01:44:19 PM
SMW is classic, I still can't figure out some of those ghost house secret exits
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 24, 2009, 02:48:33 PM
If you Google themushroomkingdom, you'll get to the best Mario website ever.
There you can get a walkthrough of SMW and find all the hidden secrets. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 24, 2009, 02:55:23 PM
Nice!  I remember being addicted to that game as a kid.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 24, 2009, 10:44:59 PM
i could never beat super mario world on my own... I needed cheats, or a friend to help... anyone find the top secret level?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 25, 2009, 01:03:30 AM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 25, 2009, 01:44:01 AM
Hehe, I guess this means no one else has the games I mentioned earlier. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 25, 2009, 11:32:50 AM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 26, 2009, 10:36:18 AM
Finding that level without codes or guides is a bragging right it would seem.

On a random note:  I woke up this morning in a pretty big mood to play Shenmue again.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 26, 2009, 07:44:24 PM
Finding that level without codes or guides is a bragging right it would seem.
Even with that level, though, I still tend to use Star Road levels for that purpose. I like to use Exotic Yoshis, particularly blue ones, over regular green ones.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 27, 2009, 08:05:36 PM
yeah the top secret area is hard to find... U have to battle a boss ghost in orer to find it...

Anyway: here is an unrealeased game for the saturn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7WxMiDXFvU
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on January 28, 2009, 10:42:23 AM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).

Wimp!

Kill the Yoshi, kill the yoshi...ahhh yeah. :/

Well I have to say it. I suck at every single 2D mario game ever. (besides "New" Super Mario bros) good times, my brother is great at it, he would go and beat all the levels, and then I would lose live so he'll had them over to me, and I would lose all of them again... good  times. :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 28, 2009, 04:46:41 PM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).

Kill the Yoshi, kill the yoshi...ahhh yeah. :/

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 28, 2009, 04:47:54 PM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).

Kill the Yoshi, kill the yoshi...ahhh yeah. :/

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)


Am I the only one that has actually done this in the past month? ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 28, 2009, 04:48:10 PM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).

Kill the Yoshi, kill the yoshi...ahhh yeah. :/

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)



Hehe, I remember that image. XD
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on January 28, 2009, 07:04:29 PM
I found a cool FPS recently, it's called Warsow.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 28, 2009, 07:29:46 PM
Warsow?  Sounds like a pig armed to the teeth.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on January 28, 2009, 09:49:07 PM
Warsow?  Sounds like a pig armed to the teeth.
Hahaha! Epic win!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 29, 2009, 01:49:25 AM
agreed!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on January 29, 2009, 10:30:05 AM
It took me only 36 hours to find every level, but which secret level are you talking about?
TOP SECRET. It's a level that even I needed to get help on (the ONLY one I needed help on).

Kill the Yoshi, kill the yoshi...ahhh yeah. :/

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)


Am I the only one that has actually done this in the past month? ;D

No I almost did it yesterday. :P

You see, I lost my yoshi in mid air and dyed. :(
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Post by: Manny Cav on January 29, 2009, 04:01:08 PM
I almost died, but hoped off of Yoshi and lived. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on January 29, 2009, 04:02:04 PM
I almost died, but hoped off of Yoshi and lived. :P

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on January 29, 2009, 04:15:47 PM
I was replying to the picture, TMOB. You don't need to post it again. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on January 29, 2009, 04:27:08 PM
You don't need to post it again. :P

But we like posting stuff.

(http://www.demotivateus.com/posters/betrayal-yoshi-demotivational-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on January 29, 2009, 04:30:15 PM
(http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/spam.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on January 29, 2009, 04:33:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on January 29, 2009, 05:01:02 PM
back on topic!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on January 29, 2009, 05:13:31 PM
All of these snow days have given me ample time to practice DDR.  I'm getting pretty good.  I keep getting THIS close to beating a Expert song!  (The only thing above that is Challenge)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on January 30, 2009, 10:27:29 AM
I almost died, but hoped off of Yoshi and lived. :P

Always have to be differant. >:(

Yesterday my brother and I finished our game! He went along winning while I was intimedated by 3 flying koopas, my yoshi killed them, but later I hoped off my yoshi to safety. :) Then I got hit by a bollet bill and died. :(
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Post by: Manny Cav on January 30, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
How much trouble did the 8 secret level give you? Without serious practice, some of those can be a pain in the neck, but there's one (I think the 7th one) where you can use a cape to make it 10 times as easy, but otherwise, it's the hardest level in the game.
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Post by: Replica on January 30, 2009, 11:58:33 AM
lol are you kidding, I cannot do them! I let my brother do those while I (luigi) did the easy levels. :D Then when I beat the casles they gave mario credit. >:(

My brother said that it only took him 5 trys, and he did the rest pretty easily.

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Post by: Dvader0086 on January 30, 2009, 11:05:24 PM
the secret levels are a pain! But, last time i had the game i had all the secret levels beat... I had my friend do those i guess... The fortress right before bowsers back door is a pain too!

I guess what it really comes down to is I SUCK AT MARIO! The only game I can beat is Super Mario Brothers 2... It's easy cause u can throw stuff...
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on January 30, 2009, 11:42:24 PM
I shall make a list of new games that I'm trying on this post:

Warsow
White Butterfly(GO PLAY IT NOW!!!111oneoneone)
Spelunky
beta testing Galaxy Bros
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Post by: Kuwabara on January 31, 2009, 02:02:40 PM
Warsow is fun.  It's like Quake 3 but painted Awesome.  (Yes, Awesome is now a color)
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 01, 2009, 01:22:26 AM
Well my collection of japanese imports for dreamcast has grown... From 2 to 9... W00T!

Title now include:
Rez
Sakura Wars 1,2,3, and 4
Baldr Force EXE LE
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 X
Super Producers
Dead or Alive 2 LE
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 01, 2009, 11:27:49 AM
I've played Super Puzzle Fighter before.  It's fun.

I've heard the Sakura Wars games are good.
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 01, 2009, 03:34:38 PM
yeah they are... if u check the wiki, i think it said that sakura wars 2 sold more copies then anything else when they first came out...
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Post by: Kuwabara on February 01, 2009, 04:55:06 PM
Huh.  Thats pretty good.  The only thing I know about Sakura Wars is what I could get from the opening theme (we had it in Stepmania).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 02, 2009, 01:55:52 AM
what's stepmainia?
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Post by: Loremaster on February 02, 2009, 03:33:42 AM
Hehe! I found ToeJam and Earl 2 at a flea market today for $3. That game is worth about $50 in the condition I found it in! w00t!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on February 02, 2009, 10:34:35 AM
what's stepmainia?


Basiclly, its DDR on the computer. You use the arrow keys (or a pad if you have a PS2 to USB converter thing) to dance just like in DDR.  The twist here is that all the tracks are fan-made, and alot of the songs are stuff you'd never see in DDR.  Its banned in Russia, cause they say it promotes illegal music downloading.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 02, 2009, 02:52:53 PM
Yeah, a friend of BMD described it as "fancy MP3 sharing".
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 02, 2009, 04:34:51 PM
ah i see...

@ loremaster: Good 4 u! It's a rare game!
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Post by: cheetahben on February 03, 2009, 01:33:51 AM
I love RPGs and simulation games, like The Sims and Civilization.

But I really like casual games. You have to download them off the Internet. You can play an hour free, but you must pay to buy it and get it ad-free. Most of my faves on the site are "Dash" games...Diner Dash, Wedding Dash, Fitness Dash, etc.

Here is the link: www.playfirst.com (http://www.playfirst.com)

I participate in the forums on this site too. I recently made Head Honcho, which is just over 500 posts. I have about 700 posts on that site right now and am striving towards 1000.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 03, 2009, 07:37:18 PM
I like rpgs too, as well as action games... My favorite game in my collection right now is: Baldr Force EXE... It's like a cross between Megaman battle network and a action mech game... If u ever get the chance, watch the series... Super neat!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 04, 2009, 10:36:11 AM
Sounds like something Loremaster would get into.
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 05, 2009, 03:12:11 PM
well as u may have guessed, FF7 final battle was put in at number 1 for hardest battles of video game history...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 05, 2009, 03:18:34 PM
I want a dreamcast >< that shalll be my bday gift.   
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Post by: Loremaster on February 05, 2009, 03:25:20 PM
Sounds like something Loremaster would get into.

Actually not my bag at all. I prefer the 8-bit Megaman games. Most games nowadays are far too easy for me. Old-School games with no save function or password feature are where it's at. Those games based on quarter-eater arcade machines and the like, y'know?
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Post by: Josh on February 05, 2009, 03:27:28 PM
You are correct every new game i have played i beat in 2-1 days with without barely dieing with the acception of zelda.
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 05, 2009, 03:48:47 PM
ah 8-bit... Good times... I used to have an 8-bit system...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 05, 2009, 03:55:40 PM
We got two of them nes to be exact but there both broken ><.
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Post by: matthias720 on February 05, 2009, 05:37:00 PM
I have an original Battlezone arcade machine in my basement.  My dad bought it, cleaned it up, and configured it to play Asteroids too.  Even though I loathe Battlezone, it's fun to play once in a while. :D
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 05, 2009, 05:38:14 PM
hehe, I have both of those along with tempest, centipede, and mission command (or as it mission control) on my computer. :D
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Post by: ChexCommander on February 05, 2009, 07:16:36 PM
Sounds like something Loremaster would get into.

Actually not my bag at all. I prefer the 8-bit Megaman games. Most games nowadays are far too easy for me. Old-School games with no save function or password feature are where it's at. Those games based on quarter-eater arcade machines and the like, y'know?
Like the original Pitfall.
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Post by: matthias720 on February 05, 2009, 09:38:29 PM
hehe, I have both of those along with tempest, centipede, and mission command (or as it mission control) on my computer. :D

I found a collection of 80 Atari games on a CD for $10 at Best Buy.  There's also desktop themes and archive stuff on the CD too. 8)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 05, 2009, 10:15:33 PM
And of course, no conversation about old video games is complete without mentioning Boingo's ever growing museum of sheer WIN old school gaming wise.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 06, 2009, 12:14:54 PM
You know what ticks me all the game co's all focus on graphics i dont give a crap about graphics Nintendo is the only one that is not focusing on graphics the wii is about the same power as a xbox.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 06, 2009, 12:40:15 PM
hehe, I would rather play an ugly looking game that was very fun instead of a good looking game that was bad.  Unfortunately, high quality graphics seems to equate to what people buy these days. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 06, 2009, 12:55:52 PM
Well i like high quality graphics but thats not what i get the game for.
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Post by: xbolt on February 06, 2009, 05:30:39 PM
Well i like high quality graphics but thats not what i get the game for.

Quoted for the Truth!
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Post by: ChexCommander on February 06, 2009, 05:54:16 PM
Ugh. I can't stand it.  Games look good enough on default settings.  I'd rather have more frames than better defined lighting. Okay, so Mirror's Edge DOES have realistic graphics on high, but I'm not gonna throw out $2000 and 50 extra frames in order to see it.

If you go on NewEgg and check out reviews for GTX 280s and Core i7s, all you see are friggin' responses from "hard-core" gamers saying, "Oh, these chips still can't run 3DBenchmark2035! Man, guess I'll have to wait for the 8-core version."
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 06, 2009, 06:46:17 PM
Sounds to me like 3d benchmark is some doosey or a thingy... I never heard of it... I don't know if it even exists of not... But they have not made a game that have no made the hardware for yet as far as I know...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 06, 2009, 07:31:32 PM
Sounds to me like 3d benchmark is some doosey or a thingy... I never heard of it... I don't know if it even exists of not... But they have not made a game that have no made the hardware for yet as far as I know...

*FACEPALM*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 07, 2009, 01:29:29 AM
how about a real answer?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 08, 2009, 02:01:46 PM
Don't you need to ask a question to get an answer? I would answer if that post made sence. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 08, 2009, 02:36:09 PM
Don't you need to ask a question to get an answer? I would answer if that post made sence. :P
...

Could I have reinforcements? Please?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on February 08, 2009, 06:03:56 PM
Let's all play nice, okay?

Unfortunately, Dvader, I'm not sure anyone can help you because I can't really decipher your question.  :-\
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Post by: Atariangamer on February 08, 2009, 06:04:07 PM
3DBenchmark is a program that puts your graphics hardware through its paces and gives you a score. The higher the better. YES IT EXISTS. They actually mentioned it in one of the Wired magazines a few issues ago...

At the part about hardware/game, thats true. you cant really design and test a game if its impossible to run. (though with 1000+ computers running in tandem to render the graphics, yeah, you can)

and actually, there was no question, in there at all. it seems CC's facepalm was at the 'doozey or a thingy' part...as I still dont get that.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on February 08, 2009, 06:20:41 PM
Atarian speaks Dvader! (We all have our moments, Dvader)  ;D

You don't need any of the GeForce 2's to run games at max settings. The 9 series does epicly well for under $200. The 2's really are for people that want to brag about their hardware setup, although they do help. The thing is, I can run my games at max settings on my 9800 GTX+ on my 32" screen. I don't have an i7 either (have you seen the mobo prices for those buggers?)... I've got an old-school LGA775 Pentium 4 single-core circa 2005. I don't want to front 300 bucks if the 9 series perform so closely to the 2's.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 08, 2009, 10:36:20 PM
do u think i could run ghostbusters then?
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Post by: Atariangamer on February 08, 2009, 11:18:09 PM
...depends. I havent seen what GFX you have, so I cant really tell you. but I'm not so sure you can w/o suplemental GFX. You may be able to run it on low, though...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 09, 2009, 01:37:36 AM
i have a gforce 8600 256 mb
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Post by: Kuwabara on February 09, 2009, 10:21:39 AM
It's getting more techy in here then gamey.  Move the card conversation to Tech Support. 

In gaming news, I found something that will please xbolt:  They are making a Elite Beat Agents-style game for the PSP, but its all with Miku songs.

The trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02g_YWF0qY
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Post by: chekovrules on February 09, 2009, 11:58:31 AM
It's getting more techy in here then gamey.  Move the card conversation to Tech Support. 

In gaming news, I found something that will please xbolt:  They are making a Elite Beat Agents-style game for the PSP, but its all with Miku songs.

The trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02g_YWF0qY

Hah, that will make xbolt very happy   :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 09, 2009, 12:46:40 PM
It's getting more techy in here then gamey.  Move the card conversation to Tech Support. 

In gaming news, I found something that will please xbolt:  They are making a Elite Beat Agents-style game for the PSP, but its all with Miku songs.

The trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02g_YWF0qY
Nice lol btw is the psp break as much as every one says it does?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 09, 2009, 06:05:43 PM
It's getting more techy in here then gamey.  Move the card conversation to Tech Support. 

In gaming news, I found something that will please xbolt:  They are making a Elite Beat Agents-style game for the PSP, but its all with Miku songs.

The trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02g_YWF0qY

Hah, that will make xbolt very happy   :D

Hehe... :D

So, you hit buttons in time with the music? Vaguely similar to Audiosurf then, right?

Only problem is I don't have a PSP... <_<
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Post by: ChexCommander on February 09, 2009, 06:20:41 PM
3DBenchmark is a program that puts your graphics hardware through its paces and gives you a score. The higher the better. YES IT EXISTS. They actually mentioned it in one of the Wired magazines a few issues ago...

At the part about hardware/game, thats true. you cant really design and test a game if its impossible to run. (though with 1000+ computers running in tandem to render the graphics, yeah, you can)

and actually, there was no question, in there at all. it seems CC's facepalm was at the 'doozey or a thingy' part...as I still dont get that.
Correct.

Quote
You don't need any of the GeForce 2's to run games at max settings. The 9 series does epicly well for under $200. The 2's really are for people that want to brag about their hardware setup, although they do help.

I have a GeForce 4 MX, and that's an upgrade of a GeForce 2. You think I could run FEAR?  :D
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Post by: brain candy on February 09, 2009, 08:45:53 PM
I have a GeForce 4 MX, and that's an upgrade of a GeForce 2. You think I could run FEAR?  :D
LOL, good luck with that... wrong 2!  :D  ;)

But Kuwabara is right, back to video games!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 09, 2009, 09:47:39 PM
Speaking of video games i saw vids of phantasy star online for dreamcast it looks like it OWNS is the master server still up? 
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 10, 2009, 10:36:42 PM
nope sega put down all it's dreamcast servers... *Sigh*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on February 11, 2009, 02:28:17 AM
Speaking of video games i saw vids of phantasy star online for dreamcast it looks like it OWNS is the master server still up? 

There are private servers for the PC and Gamecube versions that you can connect to.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 11, 2009, 10:26:38 AM
Hold on, you can connect gamecubes to gamecubes? O_o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 11, 2009, 10:33:18 AM
Yeah, Allen and I has a friend that we do Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN with during lunch. It's rather fun!

It's getting more techy in here then gamey.  Move the card conversation to Tech Support. 

In gaming news, I found something that will please xbolt:  They are making a Elite Beat Agents-style game for the PSP, but its all with Miku songs.

The trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-02g_YWF0qY

Hah, that will make xbolt very happy   :D

Hehe... :D

So, you hit buttons in time with the music? Vaguely similar to Audiosurf then, right?

Only problem is I don't have a PSP... <_<

And another problem is that so far there isn't any plans to bring this game to the US.  But then again, I think PSP's are region free.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 11, 2009, 07:57:23 PM
I remember my friend was telling me he used to have the Audiosurf Demo, and it let him play like 5 tracks or something, so he got all his 20-minute/10-minute songs, combined them in Audacity, and ended up having like a 40-minute Audiosurf track to play on.  :D  Now that's taking demos to the limit.  ;)

EDIT: Kuwa, you play video games DURING LUNCH?! lolwut?!
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 11, 2009, 08:02:06 PM
I remember my friend was telling me he used to have the Audiosurf Demo, and it let him play like 5 tracks or something, so he got all his 20-minute/10-minute songs, combined them in Audacity, and ended up having like a 40-minute Audiosurf track to play on.  :D  Now that's taking demos to the limit.  ;)

EDIT: Kuwa, you play video games DURING LUNCH?! lolwut?!

I don't see anything wrong with playing video games during lunch. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 11, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
But how can you play GameCubes during lunch? We've only got 30-minutes to eat and talk.  :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 11, 2009, 08:07:13 PM
Maybe they have a longer lunch break perhaps. ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 11, 2009, 08:08:29 PM
But where? The library?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 11, 2009, 08:10:40 PM
hmmm... I don't know then. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 11, 2009, 11:02:12 PM
hey anyone ever play street fighter 4?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 12, 2009, 12:01:31 AM
Not me.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 12, 2009, 10:25:37 AM
To answer your gaming lunch question:  Our lunch is an hour long, and we play in a backroom of a classroom that we use.  We've learned to eat rather fast.  We tend to get 20-30 minutes of gaming in.  If we are lucky, then 45.

The most common games we play are Mario Kart Double Dash and Starfox Assault.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 12, 2009, 05:28:44 PM
To answer your gaming lunch question:  Our lunch is an hour long, and we play in a backroom of a classroom that we use.  We've learned to eat rather fast.  We tend to get 20-30 minutes of gaming in.  If we are lucky, then 45.

The most common games we play are Mario Kart Double Dash and Starfox Assault.
AN HOUR?!?! When does school start and end?!

And that's actually pretty cool.  ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 12, 2009, 10:23:54 PM
1st hour begins at 8:55.  School ends at 4:00.

Thanks.  (My stepmom would flip if she saw me post this, as of recent shes been MAJORLY paranoid about stalkers on the internet.  Must be a old person thing.  :P to the max.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 12, 2009, 10:28:32 PM
EIGHT FRIGGIN' FIFTY-FIVE?!?!

Wow, school here starts at 7:25, and we get out at 2:10. I usually have after-school activites until 4:00...wow...
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Post by: Kuwabara on February 12, 2009, 10:39:54 PM
Dude, thats our Elementary schedule 'round here.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 12, 2009, 11:17:22 PM
ours started at 7:30 we had to get up at 5:30 ended at 3:00
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 13, 2009, 08:17:09 PM
Dude, thats our Elementary schedule 'round here.
Ha, we've got it exactly reversed, only elementary gets out at 3.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on February 13, 2009, 11:29:37 PM
I aquired Earthbound a couple days ago (that game that Ness belongs to) it's actually a really great game but it's a direct translation, so the dialogue is absolutely HILARIOUS. Example, I walk around Onett and I read a random billboard which says "this billboard wishes you a good day, that is all"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 13, 2009, 11:38:38 PM
u try earthbound mother/zero then come talk to me...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on February 13, 2009, 11:40:16 PM
SNES for teh win
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Post by: Dvader0086 on February 13, 2009, 11:44:56 PM
earthbound mother/zero is for nes
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on February 13, 2009, 11:50:18 PM
heh, i know, SNES still wins.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 13, 2009, 11:52:36 PM
Sega genesis wins too!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on February 14, 2009, 12:05:07 AM
meh, SNES wins more.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 14, 2009, 02:06:44 AM
I'll settle this.  They BOTH win.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on February 14, 2009, 11:51:25 AM
SEGA does what Nintendon't.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on February 14, 2009, 02:54:26 PM
Everyone seems to be overlooking the total PWNage that is NES.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 14, 2009, 03:18:06 PM
SEGA does what Nintendon't.
Lol.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on February 14, 2009, 05:39:13 PM
SNES > Genesis
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 14, 2009, 10:03:31 PM
Everyone seems to be overlooking the total PWNage that is NES.

I like NES..........music.  8-Bit music FTW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on February 14, 2009, 10:22:47 PM
Everyone seems to be overlooking the total PWNage that is NES.

I like NES..........music.  8-Bit music FTW!

QFT
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Post by: Kuwabara on February 15, 2009, 12:14:42 AM
Yay!  A brother in 8-Bit!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on February 15, 2009, 11:09:13 AM
The thing about the NES, though (and this could be a part of why it's loved to this day), is that it's a haven for infamously hard games like Battletoads, Ninja Gaiden, etc.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 15, 2009, 12:37:47 PM
The thing about the NES, though (and this could be a part of why it's loved to this day), is that it's a haven for infamously hard games like Battletoads, Ninja Gaiden, etc.

QFT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 15, 2009, 08:57:56 PM
battle toads was cool... i used to play that for hours...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 16, 2009, 10:29:47 AM
I've become spoiled with the Save option.  As such, I don't think I've ever beaten any NES game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 11:24:55 AM
heh yeah...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 16, 2009, 12:20:16 PM
Final fantasy 3 for the ds has been a real time killer for me i didint know the nes could hold games that big.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 05:43:19 PM
I have FF2 for my SNES....but I don't really like the battle method in FF games...

And at Dvader...you really should change that custom text...seeing "Doomsday is here and death is upon you" and then looking at a big pink bouncing Kirby just doesn't work... :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 07:43:36 PM
true... ty anyway, i liked the oldschool battles where u took turns... not like ff12 where u move around...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 08:04:40 PM
true... ty anyway, i liked the oldschool battles where u took turns... not like ff12 where u move around...
Hrm, you like the opposite of my ideas. But hey, every man to his own.  ;) (Did I butcher that saying?  :D)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 08:17:33 PM
i really don't like many new games... the newest stuff i have is for the computer...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 08:19:01 PM
Well, they still have games for the PC, y'know.  ;) And with the specs of your PC, you'll be fine.

So...my friend got Mirror's Edge today...he felt really pumped about that.  :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 16, 2009, 08:20:41 PM
Problem is, most computer games nowadays require insane comp specs.  Computer Game Companies only care about how good things can look, not the performance. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 08:25:40 PM
Sadly. I think people play Crysis more for bragging rights about their PC than for the actual gameplay.  Which is why CQ is still so awesome, and a lot of new stuff isn't that hot.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 16, 2009, 08:26:45 PM
Rogue still PWNS with its beautiful colored ASCII graphics. :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 08:44:57 PM
I want to be able the latest games on my pc like fable 2 and supreme commander
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 08:46:42 PM
Rogue still PWNS with its beautiful colored ASCII graphics. :)
Talk about classic.

I want to be able the latest games on my pc like fable 2 and supreme commander
Well then, get them!  ;) From the specs I saw of your pc, you can handle them. Not sure what settings, though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 16, 2009, 08:48:04 PM
Rogue still PWNS with its beautiful colored ASCII graphics. :)
Talk about classic.

1982 FTW! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 08:51:01 PM
i should be able 2... idk...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 16, 2009, 08:53:55 PM
The good old times when the game play was the main concentration.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 16, 2009, 08:58:37 PM
Exactly.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 09:42:10 PM
ah yes!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 16, 2009, 10:29:21 PM
The good old times when the game play was the main concentration.

Those were the good days.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 11:04:26 PM
chips challenge
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on February 16, 2009, 11:07:16 PM
FTW...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 16, 2009, 11:55:02 PM
MORE REASONS TO GET DC!

http://www.dcisozone.com/browse/homebrew-games/all/page_1.html (http://www.dcisozone.com/browse/homebrew-games/all/page_1.html)

all ur favorite abandonware game here!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 17, 2009, 12:09:41 AM
FTW...

QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 17, 2009, 12:11:13 AM
Kirby!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 17, 2009, 12:19:08 AM
Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Dvader0086 on February 17, 2009, 12:21:53 AM
Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 17, 2009, 10:27:54 AM
Alright, alright, make your posts LONGER then three letters (and don't just put down four or something)

I want to try Mirrors Edge, it looks like it would epic win.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 17, 2009, 02:44:18 PM
Alright, alright, make your posts LONGER then three letters (and don't just put down four or something)

I want to try Mirrors Edge, it looks like it would epic win.

What about five? Can we have five?

I'm still waiting for the price to go down a little bit before buying ME...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 17, 2009, 06:36:22 PM
Alright, alright, make your posts LONGER then three letters (and don't just put down four or something)

I want to try Mirrors Edge, it looks like it would epic win.
QFTT.

chips challenge
You betcha. I still have that game, and it's still just as hard.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on February 18, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
chips challenge
You betcha. I still have that game, and it's still just as hard.
Me too (though off of download). Good old classic.

I'm now down to a single challenge left on my Super Smash Bros. Brawl challenge wall. Somebody take a guess at which one it is. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 19, 2009, 07:42:28 PM
So after an epic 10 rounds of Armagetron Advanced, I totally owned my highscore and boosted it to 14.  During the last round, the game got so intense that I had 4 other AI players (I started against 1), and then another one joined mid-game! It was epic!

http://www.acid-play.com/download/armagetron-advanced/

http://www.armagetronad.net/

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 20, 2009, 02:07:58 AM
Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!

Nothing ever won as hard as Kirby Super Star. I say a lot of games are my favorites, but THAT is in my top 5. That game is epic too, it's not one of those nancy games like you get today (and beat tomorrow  :P); this one took skill.

I think I've never played anything as awesome as the Great Cave Offensive. Not to mention all those abilities, CLASSIC.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 20, 2009, 10:43:46 AM
So after an epic 10 rounds of Armagetron Advanced, I totally owned my highscore and boosted it to 14.  During the last round, the game got so intense that I had 4 other AI players (I started against 1), and then another one joined mid-game! It was epic!

http://www.acid-play.com/download/armagetron-advanced/

http://www.armagetronad.net/



It reminds me of Extreme G for the N64. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on February 20, 2009, 05:21:56 PM
The Chip's Challenge community is almost as big as the Chex Quest community (minus the forum.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 20, 2009, 05:58:45 PM
We are not that big.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 20, 2009, 07:48:06 PM
Heh, I think CC (not me XD) has been around longer...maybe that's why?

Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!

Nothing ever won as hard as Kirby Super Star. I say a lot of games are my favorites, but THAT is in my top 5. That game is epic too, it's not one of those nancy games like you get today (and beat tomorrow  :P); this one took skill.

I think I've never played anything as awesome as the Great Cave Offensive. Not to mention all those abilities, CLASSIC.

I OWN AT KIRBY. Seriously, I love the whole classic series. I've been playing Kirby's Dream Land 3 lately, and it wins.  Lightning remote-controlled bird for the win.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on February 20, 2009, 08:03:01 PM
Heh, I think CC (not me XD) has been around longer...maybe that's why?

Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!

Nothing ever won as hard as Kirby Super Star. I say a lot of games are my favorites, but THAT is in my top 5. That game is epic too, it's not one of those nancy games like you get today (and beat tomorrow  :P); this one took skill.

I think I've never played anything as awesome as the Great Cave Offensive. Not to mention all those abilities, CLASSIC.

I OWN AT KIRBY. Seriously, I love the whole classic series. I've been playing Kirby's Dream Land 3 lately, and it wins.  Lightning remote-controlled bird for the win.
I am a sucker for anything Kirby and I totally own everyone's face playing Kirby on the Super Smash Bros series, huzzah! Right now my phone background is of Kirby.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 20, 2009, 08:05:00 PM
Heh, I think CC (not me XD) has been around longer...maybe that's why?

Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!

Nothing ever won as hard as Kirby Super Star. I say a lot of games are my favorites, but THAT is in my top 5. That game is epic too, it's not one of those nancy games like you get today (and beat tomorrow  :P); this one took skill.

I think I've never played anything as awesome as the Great Cave Offensive. Not to mention all those abilities, CLASSIC.

I OWN AT KIRBY. Seriously, I love the whole classic series. I've been playing Kirby's Dream Land 3 lately, and it wins.  Lightning remote-controlled bird for the win.
I am a sucker for anything Kirby and I totally own everyone's face playing Kirby on the Super Smash Bros series, huzzah! Right now my phone background is of Kirby.  :D
KIRBY SUPER SMASH BROS N64 FTW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 20, 2009, 08:05:56 PM
Heh, I think CC (not me XD) has been around longer...maybe that's why?

Kirby!

Kirby FTW!
QFT!

Nothing ever won as hard as Kirby Super Star. I say a lot of games are my favorites, but THAT is in my top 5. That game is epic too, it's not one of those nancy games like you get today (and beat tomorrow  :P); this one took skill.

I think I've never played anything as awesome as the Great Cave Offensive. Not to mention all those abilities, CLASSIC.

I OWN AT KIRBY. Seriously, I love the whole classic series. I've been playing Kirby's Dream Land 3 lately, and it wins.  Lightning remote-controlled bird for the win.
I am a sucker for anything Kirby and I totally own everyone's face playing Kirby on the Super Smash Bros series, huzzah! Right now my phone background is of Kirby.  :D
Same here! Well, except for the phone background.  :D

I can own w/ Kirby on Super Smash Bros too! It's awesomeness.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 20, 2009, 08:06:10 PM
KIRBY IN ANY GAME PWNS
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on February 21, 2009, 05:18:21 AM
KIRBY IN ANY GAME PWNS
QFT, but I'm partial to Kirby on Super Smash Bros. N64 like TMOB said. Everyone I play with gets so mad when I brick them. Is there an official term for the Kirby brick?  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 21, 2009, 01:08:44 PM
KIRBY IN ANY GAME PWNS
QFT, but I'm partial to Kirby on Super Smash Bros. N64 like TMOB said. Everyone I play with gets so mad when I brick them. Is there an official term for the Kirby brick?  ;D

I don't think so. :-\  However, I like to endlessly punch people with Kirby into submission. >:D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 21, 2009, 01:11:23 PM
The n64 smash bros ftw i still have that game and yes kirby is my favorite.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 21, 2009, 08:29:58 PM
Kirby is awful. Yoshi pwned all with his ground pound. XD To bad that didn't happen in the later ones. :(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 21, 2009, 08:43:36 PM
Kirby is awful. Yoshi pwned all with his ground pound. XD To bad that didn't happen in the later ones. :(

Don't listen to Replica, Kirby did indeed PWN in the N64 version.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 21, 2009, 09:02:21 PM
Kirby sucked. No contest for the worst player besides "somthing" puff.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 21, 2009, 09:04:19 PM
Kirby sucked. No contest for the worst player besides "somthing" puff.
Still don't listen to Replica, Kirby may not have been as good in the newer versions, but in the N64 version he PWND.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 21, 2009, 09:05:18 PM
Fox used to pwn really hard... He cheated though. I don't know what it was about level 9 foxes
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 21, 2009, 09:08:18 PM
Kirby was basicly the same through all the games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 21, 2009, 09:12:05 PM
Kirby was basicly the same through all the games.
no, had had a few other attacks in the N64 version that he no longer has in the newer versions
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 22, 2009, 04:45:12 PM
Kirby was basicly the same through all the games.
Kirby is never the same if he can take the abilites of everyone else!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 22, 2009, 06:45:35 PM
Kirby was basicly the same through all the games.
Kirby is never the same if he can take the abilites of everyone else!
QFT!  and that is why he is DA PWNZORZ!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 23, 2009, 10:32:04 AM
Kirby was my best character in the old Smash.  Nowadays its Ike.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 23, 2009, 10:34:09 AM
Woop, sorry too slow. XD

Seriously, you guys must not be very good at SSBs.  :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 23, 2009, 11:31:10 AM
Righty guys, let's not start a flame war here. But anyways, I will say this: It is extremely possible to PWN using Kirby in Super Smash Bros.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 23, 2009, 12:26:22 PM
It was a civilized argument.   

Now, as I was saying, you may "pwn" with Kirby, but it doesn't make him the best character. SSBs makes it so every type of player has a good Character. (Not sure what the point of Lucas was.). I was never good at all. XD Lets see.

I sucked in ssbs.  I used Yoshi, but the last time I play it was... 2 years ago. (IDK about that though) I always sucked, but I kept pwning everyone with the ground pound. XD My Brother and cousin were on teams, and I was on my Cousin's cousin’s team. I swore that my cousin was going to throw the controller at me. XD But, he uses link's upper attack sword thing, and I got pwned allot after he got used to it. 

The there was SSM. I was awful big time. I used Mario, and still got epic pwned.  I wanted to use Luigi, but my brother instead that I did because he always got confused between my character and his. Now I see through that stupidness though. XD

No different in brawl, I sucked.  Must practice...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on February 23, 2009, 09:45:24 PM
I remember talking endlessly about SSB back when I was 14 and it came out, but the thing is the debates still remind me of 14 year olds >.>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 23, 2009, 11:12:57 PM
Lol yeah, I don't know why I'm in this conversation, I don't even have a video game system, excluding the PC.  I just wanted to make clear that Kirby is amazing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 23, 2009, 11:13:36 PM
Indeed, anyone who says otherwise is lying.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on February 24, 2009, 10:18:46 AM
My best in Brawl is Diddy Kong. In Melee it was Roy, and in SSB, it was Mario.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 24, 2009, 10:25:25 AM
To quote from a RL friend of mine: "We like Ike, but Roy is still our boy".
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 24, 2009, 02:52:35 PM
(http://www.pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF213-Mario_Too.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on February 24, 2009, 04:19:41 PM
O_O
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on February 24, 2009, 04:30:19 PM
(http://www.pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF213-Mario_Too.jpg)
WHAT THE
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 24, 2009, 04:31:38 PM
WHAT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 24, 2009, 05:52:01 PM
WHAT
QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 24, 2009, 06:17:25 PM
*Sigh*

Panel #1-The fat plumber is talking to the green plumber.
Panel #2-The fat plamber explains he's Mario.
Panel #... not a panel- Mario goes into a pipe.
Panel #3-The fat plumber couldn't make it down the drain. (aka pipe.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 24, 2009, 11:19:40 PM
Boo...the explanation kills it.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on February 25, 2009, 12:09:15 AM
WOW...I didn't really wanna see that...><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on February 25, 2009, 01:31:32 AM
*Sigh*

Panel #1-The fat plumber is talking to the green plumber.
Panel #2-The fat plamber explains he's Mario.
Panel #... not a panel- Mario goes into a pipe.
Panel #3-The fat plumber couldn't make it down the drain. (aka pipe.)
Oh, I full well knew what it was, I was just O_O-ing at what it was. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 01:34:20 AM
*Sigh*

Panel #1-The fat plumber is talking to the green plumber.
Panel #2-The fat plamber explains he's Mario.
Panel #... not a panel- Mario goes into a pipe.
Panel #3-The fat plumber couldn't make it down the drain. (aka pipe.)
Oh, I full well knew what it was, I was just O_O-ing at what it was. :P
QFT!  It is still wierd after a second view.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 25, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
Glad to see that comic caused a commotion of o_Os and WATs.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 12:37:45 PM
I don't think it could have received anything else. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 25, 2009, 12:38:14 PM
*Sigh*

Panel #1-The fat plumber is talking to the green plumber.
Panel #2-The fat plamber explains he's Mario.
Panel #... not a panel- Mario goes into a pipe.
Panel #3-The fat plumber couldn't make it down the drain. (aka pipe.)
Oh, I full well knew what it was, I was just O_O-ing at what it was. :P

I was replying to X-bolt's post. :P I know that you knew. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 12:39:58 PM
But we knew it related to CC's post. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 25, 2009, 12:45:57 PM
But we knew it related to CC's post. :P

eh? Xbolt was confused as to what the pic meant. (Unless he meant that... well he knew, he just said what)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 12:47:01 PM
I think his posts was supposed to be interpretted as a WAT rep. ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 25, 2009, 12:48:18 PM
Yeah, I think he understood it, he was just like O_I
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 12:58:57 PM
I think most of us were CC. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 25, 2009, 12:59:54 PM
True.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 25, 2009, 07:02:01 PM
Actually, I couldn't (and still can't) stop laughing when I see that picture. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 25, 2009, 07:13:09 PM
Actually, I couldn't (and still can't) stop laughing when I see that picture. XD

QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 26, 2009, 12:52:07 AM
I found it about 65% funny.

It was very funny at first, but idk what happened, now it's just kind of wierd
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on February 26, 2009, 02:47:45 AM
Roller Coaster Tycoon, anyone?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on February 26, 2009, 10:19:53 AM
I was starting to wonder if anyone would get back on topic.  I never played RCT, but it looked fun.  The only game in that sense I've played was this genesis carnival making game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 26, 2009, 10:22:04 AM
Roller Coaster Tycoon, anyone?

All 3. ;D

I liked the second better then the third though. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on February 26, 2009, 10:56:13 AM
I was starting to wonder if anyone would get back on topic.  I never played RCT, but it looked fun.  The only game in that sense I've played was this genesis carnival making game.

Nah Allen, we had the first one.  'Twas fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 26, 2009, 11:37:51 AM
Roller Coaster Tycoon, anyone?
I have the first one and all its expansions.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on February 26, 2009, 12:26:25 PM
I have RCT Deluxe, and I beat the entire game in like...a month and a half.  It was great when I unlocked Mega Park.  I have built it up the point where it's self-sustaining.  I'm on year 183 (or a year close to that) and I have over $176 million.  Man that game is fun!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 26, 2009, 12:37:19 PM
hehe, so people go to ride those 150+ year old rides? XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 26, 2009, 03:06:00 PM
XD

I love RCT. I have all 3, the expansions for RCT 1, but my favorite is 3 I guess....I just love building coasters and having them explode.  :D And the graphics are purty.

Though I did like the fact that you could drown people in RCT 1 + 2....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 26, 2009, 03:08:28 PM
The models are sheer crap in #3. I liked drowning people as well. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 26, 2009, 03:12:46 PM
Not to mention bowling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQrC_C6SexI
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 26, 2009, 03:13:59 PM
haha! I wanted to post that.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 26, 2009, 03:18:30 PM
haha! I wanted to post that.  ;D

In this world, you gotta be fast! :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 26, 2009, 03:41:57 PM
haha! I wanted to post that.  ;D

In this world, you gotta be fast! :D

QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on February 26, 2009, 05:18:41 PM
Not to mention bowling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQrC_C6SexI

That's exactly one of the fun things i was thinking of! XD

I love how they all get balloons at the end.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on February 26, 2009, 05:22:42 PM
Not to mention bowling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQrC_C6SexI

That's exactly one of the fun things i was thinking of! XD

I love how they all get balloons at the end.  :D

Sorry we just ran over you with a malfunctioning ride... Have a balloon!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 27, 2009, 12:00:16 AM
lol, I remember I used to try and see how far I could shoot the cars off of a track.

I got as far as the Arid Heights level of Roller Coaster Tycoon Two... then I discovered the sandbox and never left. I LOVE not having to worry about money. Most people make theme parks, I made theme civilizations!

My parks were huge too, I'd have whole restauraunts and about 6 different themes.

RCT2 = epic win, although RCT1 had its own good points. The adding of music was genius, the modern and the summer styles were my favorites.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 27, 2009, 10:32:59 AM
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3's music sucked. The only good thing about it's music is that you can add your own!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 27, 2009, 10:52:02 AM
I used to make swirling vortexes of terror (continuous small helix from 300 feet up to the ground, for some reason, peropls didn't what to ride it. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 27, 2009, 11:26:50 AM
You have to test it, then enter the test results and see what its ratings are. If the intenstity is very high, no one will ride it. ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on February 27, 2009, 12:31:12 PM
I know that, I was being silly, but it was fun to watch regardless. :P  Especially after using boosters to get them to 60 mph before even going down it. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on February 27, 2009, 01:08:17 PM
I always use the booster technique to max out the speed of a coaster.  Once, I got a coaster push 120 MPH.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on February 27, 2009, 01:18:57 PM
 :o I really need to play that game again.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on February 28, 2009, 02:52:28 PM
Often times, when there is a lake, I make an island in the middle. Then, I take all the people who want to leave my theme park and put them on the island. Then, I build concession stands on the island. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on February 28, 2009, 03:22:32 PM
Often times, when there is a lake, I make an island in the middle. Then, I take all the people who want to leave my theme park and put them on the island. Then, I build concession stands on the island. ;D

wow... that sounds like what this one rental car company did. They made us (my family) wait in line for 5 hours and they had a vending machine. You're stuck here so why not buy something?  :P

I used to do something like that, I remember I made this one park that had only one bathroom, and the only path to it went round and round in circles and was about 9 miles long. It was funny to watch tem run  :D, although a bit evil for sure.
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Post by: Replica on February 28, 2009, 03:25:38 PM
Often times, when there is a lake, I make an island in the middle. Then, I take all the people who want to leave my theme park and put them on the island. Then, I build concession stands on the island. ;D
Haha! I used to do that too. XD

I was racing my sister on trying to beat a senario for #2. And I almost did it, a day before the marker, I had all the people and my rateing was good, but they just started leaveing! So, I put a no enterance sign in front of the enterance. XD So I had enough people, but guess what? My rateing went down because of it and I lost. :'( My sister ended up beating it before me. :(
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Post by: The Slimeinator on February 28, 2009, 03:29:30 PM
I also like killing all the people that don't want to be at my park in horrible fashions, for example thirst in the desert or drowning them.
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Post by: cheetahben on March 07, 2009, 06:19:14 PM
I've recently had lots of fun w/ the Spore Creature Creator.
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 07, 2009, 06:34:32 PM
Same, (when I get the chance to bum off of someone else's copy of Spore) I made a Minotaur type thing which I named the Knight of Dis (To those of you who have read Dante's Inferno, you know what Dis is).
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Post by: Loremaster on March 08, 2009, 05:41:23 AM
One of my clubs recently had a Video Game night. We had Achievables. I won "Lulziest Comment", "Most HardKore", and "NERD RAGE!!!!!!!11111111111111oneoneone!@"
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 08, 2009, 11:24:41 AM
LOL, how'd you achieve these awards?
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 08, 2009, 11:45:11 AM
I have finally completed my Super Smash Bros. Brawl challenge wall! I have all trophies and stickers, and I didn't use a single of my 5 hammers on the wall, either! The Stickers trophy and Galleom Tank Form trophy were the hardest of the bunch.

Now that I have no challenges left, what will happen if I try to smack one of the windows with a hammer?
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 08, 2009, 11:53:32 AM
I have finally completed my Super Smash Bros. Brawl challenge wall! I have all trophies and stickers, and I didn't use a single of my 5 hammers on the wall, either! The Stickers trophy and Galleom Tank Form trophy were the hardest of the bunch.

Now that I have no challenges left, what will happen if I try to smack one of the windows with a hammer?
0_0

Manny, you didn't tell us you were a Brawl god.  Some of those challenges seemed impossible.
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 08, 2009, 12:18:43 PM
Galleom was murder (Boss Battles on Intense). You require a good deal of skill, as well as luck, because of the way it works. The farther down a boss is, the harder/faster/whatever it will be. For example, this a notable difference between battling Rayquaza first and battling it seventh. Thus, you'll want the hard ones done earlier (Rayquaza, Porky, and they like) and the easier ones (the hands and Petey Piranha) done later. Of course, it also helps to use a Boss slaughter like Pokemon Trainer. I still want to beat it with every character, though, for the red intense symbol you get beside that character. :-\

All-Star Mode on Intense wasn't exactly easy, either, but I used Snake and didn't spend THAT many coins (maybe 300-500 or so). Stickers (get all 700 stickers) was hard simply for how monotonous it was.
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Post by: 75 on March 08, 2009, 01:29:00 PM
I'll take it that Brawl's challenge wall is trickier than event challenge?

Maybe I should get a wii eventually....
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 08, 2009, 01:54:33 PM
Oh yes 75.  There are a million things you can unlock in that game.

Speaking of games, I need to get me Trace Memory back.
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Post by: 75 on March 08, 2009, 08:59:20 PM
man that's tempting. I love unlocking things.......... MUST... RESIST... SPENDING $250..... ARGH it's hard.
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Post by: Replica on March 09, 2009, 09:12:21 AM
man that's tempting. I love unlocking things.......... MUST... RESIST... SPENDING $250..... ARGH it's hard.

Well, you would spend 300 not 250. ;)

Wii = 250

Brawl = 50.
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 09, 2009, 10:01:58 AM
And don't forget the money on controllers.  (I personally, use GC controllers w/Brawl)
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 09, 2009, 02:03:26 PM
My preference is GameCube controller, as well, though I haven't actually put any effort into using the Wii Remote.
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Post by: Atariangamer on March 09, 2009, 03:42:28 PM
There are certian games that are designed for the Wiimote that could be SO much better if they did one of 2 things:
1:1 motion detection
-or-
allow the use of other controlers
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Post by: Replica on March 09, 2009, 04:18:58 PM
My preference is GameCube controller, as well, though I haven't actually put any effort into using the Wii Remote.

Well, I guess thats a good way, my brother does that. I use the wii-mote though. (Maybe thats why I suck.)
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Post by: 75 on March 09, 2009, 09:38:29 PM
I used the wii-mote and nunchucks (which probably costs extra  >:() and they were actually pretty comfortable

but I have more than enough GC controllers to go around  ;)
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 10, 2009, 10:06:24 AM
There are certian games that are designed for the Wiimote that could be SO much better if they did one of 2 things:
1:1 motion detection
-or-
allow the use of other controlers
1:1 is coming with the release of WiiMotion Plus.
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Post by: Replica on March 10, 2009, 10:51:04 AM
I used the wii-mote and nunchucks (which probably costs extra  >:() and they were actually pretty comfortable

but I have more than enough GC controllers to go around  ;)

It does cost extra. :-\
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on March 10, 2009, 10:56:30 AM
Well, as this still concerns video games.  I just bought the orange box on Sunday.  Mainly for TF2.  I have a guest pass for TF2 if anyone wants it. ;)
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Post by: Replica on March 10, 2009, 12:55:23 PM
... What's a guest pass?
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on March 10, 2009, 02:22:54 PM
It will let you download and play the game as if you owned it for 3 days. ;)
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 10, 2009, 03:22:01 PM
That would be PWNZ if my specs were good enough.  :'(

So how is it?

Anyways, we now know that Manny owns all at Brawl...what's this about smacking windows with a hammer?

And about RCT...I never really played the scenarios because I despise money limits. Sandbox is WIN. I love seeing people throw up after a coaster.  I made an epic Mine Train Coaster once. Went almost straight down and then curved right without banking at the bottom. Epic intensity rating.
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Post by: Atariangamer on March 10, 2009, 03:34:55 PM
I guess I could say the same thing...TGA got gifted TF2, who gave the guest pass to me, which made me buy the orange box, which I gave the pass to TMOB, who then turned around and bought it too! XD

But it pwnz, I've a lack of friends that can play in my same times, and its impossible to find good servers by randomly browsing. I've already played HL2 before, so I finished HL2:E1 and have just hit white forest in HL2:E2. I also am looking for good mods (waiting for black mesa source), anyone got any?
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on March 10, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
I noticed something interesting call age of chivarly which is a complete mod of HL2.  don't know if it is any good, but you can download it through steam under game mods.
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 10, 2009, 05:25:23 PM
The banner at the top advertised the following:

Psp Resident Evil Game (http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=Bnyv5Xsu2SZS5AZjkygWV5MSYCMS834cB2qGhrAnAjbcBwKkHEAMYAyCv1vUBKAM4AFCFne6--_____8BYMnGjo3kpJgWsgENY2hleHF1ZXN0Lm9yZ7oBCTcyOHg5MF9hc8gBAdoBMmh0dHA6Ly9jaGV4cXVlc3Qub3JnL2luZGV4LnBocD90b3BpYz0xMjcwLm1zZzcwMDgwyAKI1p4LqAMByAMH6AO_AegD_QLoAwX1AwABAASYBAA&num=3&adurl=http://www.nextag.com/goto.jsp%3Fp%3D4658%26search%3Dpsp%2520resident%2520evil%2520game%26t%3Dag%253D833860558%26crid%3D470%26gg_site%3Dchexquest.org%26gg_aid%3D2413391068&client=ca-pub-7194215775818967&nm=60)
Millions of Products. Read Reviews. Psp
Resident Evil Game: Prices.
www.NexTag.com/Electronics

See if you can pick out what text Goggle scanned from the forums.
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Post by: xbolt on March 10, 2009, 05:33:41 PM
The banner at the top advertised the following:

Psp Resident Evil Game (http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=Bnyv5Xsu2SZS5AZjkygWV5MSYCMS834cB2qGhrAnAjbcBwKkHEAMYAyCv1vUBKAM4AFCFne6--_____8BYMnGjo3kpJgWsgENY2hleHF1ZXN0Lm9yZ7oBCTcyOHg5MF9hc8gBAdoBMmh0dHA6Ly9jaGV4cXVlc3Qub3JnL2luZGV4LnBocD90b3BpYz0xMjcwLm1zZzcwMDgwyAKI1p4LqAMByAMH6AO_AegD_QLoAwX1AwABAASYBAA&num=3&adurl=http://www.nextag.com/goto.jsp%3Fp%3D4658%26search%3Dpsp%2520resident%2520evil%2520game%26t%3Dag%253D833860558%26crid%3D470%26gg_site%3Dchexquest.org%26gg_aid%3D2413391068&client=ca-pub-7194215775818967&nm=60)
Millions of Products. Read Reviews. Psp
Resident Evil Game: Prices.
www.NexTag.com/Electronics

See if you can pick out what text Goggle scanned from the forums.

Don't remind me. :P
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 10, 2009, 05:37:44 PM
To address a post ChexCommander made in the atari topic:
Sega pretty much uses Sonic as a cash-cow these days.
That makes me think of the "Story Book Series," or whatever it is that they're calling the recent games (Sonic Unleashed, 7 Rings, and whatever else they did).
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 11, 2009, 10:15:16 AM
7 Rings and Black Knight are part of the Story Book series. Unleashed is not (although it doesn't stop it from sucking).
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Post by: Replica on March 11, 2009, 12:19:47 PM
They should go back to only 2D sonic games. I think Sonic adventure, and its sequal we're good, but the rest kinda suck.
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Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on March 11, 2009, 01:43:20 PM
They should go back to only 2D sonic games.

Keep dreaming rep. :P
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 11, 2009, 04:24:44 PM
The trend seems to be put the big, fancy 3D games on the consoles, and the 2D games on the handhelds.
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Post by: Josh on March 11, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
Most of the ds games i have are 2d the way i love it i have changed my mind i will get a dsi i trust Nintendo. 
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 11, 2009, 10:05:56 PM
Ugh...I don't really like too many 3D Sonics....Sonic 3D, the original, for example. I didn't like it.  Although that first one with Shadow where you could be good or evil was pretty cool.  :)

Yeah, seriously, Sega tries to make it so anything Sonic makes money. And I was one of those kids who would buy all that Sonic stuff, at one time.

Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?
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Post by: 75 on March 11, 2009, 11:51:39 PM
What's an orange box? Please tell me none of you wasted money on xbox 360....
Ugh...I don't really like too many 3D Sonics....Sonic 3D, the original, for example. I didn't like it.  Although that first one with Shadow where you could be good or evil was pretty cool.  :)

Yeah, seriously, Sega tries to make it so anything Sonic makes money. And I was one of those kids who would buy all that Sonic stuff, at one time.

Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?

Sonic 3 and knuckles for the epic win!

I wonder how flying battery zone would sound with XG softsynth...
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Post by: Loremaster on March 12, 2009, 12:47:42 AM
Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?

Oh, you mean the best Sonic Game on a cartridge, and 2nd best ever [behind only Sonic CD]?
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Post by: Replica on March 12, 2009, 09:40:05 AM
...IDK, I always ened up being tails when my brother and I played. Anyone have the sonic collection game? Heheh, I could play flicky forever. XD I even sang random about the cats to the tunes! XD
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Post by: Allen Walker on March 12, 2009, 09:50:06 AM
Ah....all this sonic talk is nostogic for me.  Kuwabara and I were GIANT sonic fans!   We had Sonic Classic Collection on the Genesis and Sonic 3.  Our older brothers old friend had Sonic and Knuckles.  We LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!   Eventuallly, we downloaded the ROM of S&K at the tender age of 7. (However, I'm not supporting illegal activity) Kuwabara and I were even Sonic and Knuckles during halloween once! Of course I was Knuckles, cause I was cooler, + red is my favorite color and Knuckles is my favorite character.  *huff huff* Man....I can go for ages on this.
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 12, 2009, 03:13:13 PM
I'm going to find a way to get Sonic CD. I must have it.
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Post by: 75 on March 12, 2009, 09:24:01 PM
I used to have sonic CD, but somehow Windows XP ate it and it didn't work anymore

I still have the cd, though
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 12, 2009, 09:55:35 PM
Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?

Oh, you mean the best Sonic Game on a cartridge, and 2nd best ever [behind only Sonic CD]?

Yeah!

Ah, SCD was the one I never got....but I'll get it someday!

And yeah, just playin' S3+K last week! Knuckles is teh PWNZORZ!
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Post by: Flurb on March 12, 2009, 11:27:38 PM
Hey, has anyone here played Persona 3? I was told it's a fun game but I don't like what it was rated for. How bad is this game in terms of being inappropriate? So far, all the sites I go to say it's fine but I really don
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 13, 2009, 10:51:39 AM
Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?

Oh, you mean the best Sonic Game on a cartridge, and 2nd best ever [behind only Sonic CD]?

Yeah!

Ah, SCD was the one I never got....but I'll get it someday!

And yeah, just playin' S3+K last week! Knuckles is teh PWNZORZ!
Sonic 3 & Knuckles definitely owns. It's Sonic 3 the way it was meant to be played. The classic Sonic games are also harder than the Mario games of those days (SMB 1, 2, 3, SMW, SMW 2, etc.).
Hey, has anyone here played Persona 3? I was told it's a fun game but I don't like what it was rated for. How bad is this game in terms of being inappropriate? So far, all the sites I go to say it's fine but I really don
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Post by: Replica on March 13, 2009, 02:22:15 PM
SMW 2 was fail. The game was so easy, it was just like yoshi story. That game was fun though.
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 13, 2009, 05:52:52 PM
Sonic 3 and Knuckles, anyone?

Oh, you mean the best Sonic Game on a cartridge, and 2nd best ever [behind only Sonic CD]?

Yeah!

Ah, SCD was the one I never got....but I'll get it someday!

And yeah, just playin' S3+K last week! Knuckles is teh PWNZORZ!
Sonic 3 & Knuckles definitely owns. It's Sonic 3 the way it was meant to be played. The classic Sonic games are also harder than the Mario games of those days (SMB 1, 2, 3, SMW, SMW 2, etc.).
Hey, has anyone here played Persona 3? I was told it's a fun game but I don't like what it was rated for. How bad is this game in terms of being inappropriate? So far, all the sites I go to say it's fine but I really don
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 13, 2009, 09:38:00 PM
Hey, has anyone here played Persona 3? I was told it's a fun game but I don't like what it was rated for. How bad is this game in terms of being inappropriate? So far, all the sites I go to say it's fine but I really don
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 14, 2009, 10:43:27 AM
SMW 2 was fail. The game was so easy, it was just like yoshi story. That game was fun though.
Easy? You obviously haven't taken the effort to get 100% on all of the levels and play the secret levels. You're missing out on the REAL SMW 2.
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Post by: Replica on March 14, 2009, 01:03:43 PM
SMW 2 was fail. The game was so easy, it was just like yoshi story. That game was fun though.
Easy? You obviously haven't taken the effort to get 100% on all of the levels and play the secret levels. You're missing out on the REAL SMW 2.

PWNED!  :-[

Well, I said beating it was easy, 100%ing it isn't. XD I gave up long ago. Actually, I forgot about the game. :-[
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 14, 2009, 04:15:21 PM
Yoshi's Island was a lotta fun.  Played that a lot back in the day.
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Post by: cheetahben on March 14, 2009, 06:01:08 PM
OH

Yoshi's Island...

never knew a game involving a dinosaur carrying a baby would be so fun...
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 14, 2009, 07:32:21 PM
Oh, I have that game! Quite fun, since it was easier not to die. I liked it.
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 14, 2009, 09:22:39 PM
SMW 2 was fail. The game was so easy, it was just like yoshi story. That game was fun though.
Easy? You obviously haven't taken the effort to get 100% on all of the levels and play the secret levels. You're missing out on the REAL SMW 2.

PWNED!  :-[

Well, I said beating it was easy, 100%ing it isn't. XD I gave up long ago. Actually, I forgot about the game. :-[
That's probably how the game was engineered--easy enough so that youngsters can have a good enough challenge getting to Bowser, yet more experienced gamers who want a bigger challenger than carrying a whiny baby around 24/7 can scream in agony at the SECRET LEVELS!!!
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Post by: 75 on March 14, 2009, 10:21:22 PM
SMW 2 was fail. The game was so easy, it was just like yoshi story. That game was fun though.
Easy? You obviously haven't taken the effort to get 100% on all of the levels and play the secret levels. You're missing out on the REAL SMW 2.

PWNED!  :-[

Well, I said beating it was easy, 100%ing it isn't. XD I gave up long ago. Actually, I forgot about the game. :-[
That's probably how the game was engineered--easy enough so that youngsters can have a good enough challenge getting to Bowser, yet more experienced gamers who want a bigger challenger than carrying a whiny baby around 24/7 can scream in agony at the SECRET LEVELS!!!

QFT! Wish new games would do that more
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 15, 2009, 12:55:27 PM
It seems that the writers and creators of yesterday have retired, leaving the next-generation game-makers half-fail, quarter-meh, and occasional-win.
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Post by: Atariangamer on March 16, 2009, 08:36:36 AM
Actually, several things that made the old games what they are are now being thrown away...Like built in save points, high scores, extra lives, splitscreen...>< Who doesn't remember going ALL OVER THE MAP looking for the 1-up? and the save points in Metroid were pwnz...and if you look at it, there were only a handful of Atari 2600 games that could actually be BEATEN, the rest were just for highscore beaters.
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 16, 2009, 11:06:44 AM
I'm mourning the loss of splitscreen.  I have had so many epic win moments with it. (You should hear the stuff we say when Timesplitters 2 is revved up, especially on Virus mode)
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Post by: 75 on March 16, 2009, 08:10:29 PM
ugh virus... I remember that one. Splitscreen is kinda cheating

Try playing it in the dark in the hospital level with comp players.... it's freaky.
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Post by: ChexCommander on March 16, 2009, 08:13:08 PM
Actually, several things that made the old games what they are are now being thrown away...Like built in save points, high scores, extra lives, splitscreen...>< Who doesn't remember going ALL OVER THE MAP looking for the 1-up? and the save points in Metroid were pwnz...and if you look at it, there were only a handful of Atari 2600 games that could actually be BEATEN, the rest were just for highscore beaters.
Quicksaves these days are cheap. Now you can save anywhere, die, and reload. Save points meant you actually had to go places and do things, at the cost of convenience. I'd spend a long time just trying to finish some levels. Metroid WAS great.  And I DID enjoy searching for secrets in levels.  Ah well, now everybody's more concerned with how many people they can kill with rocket launchers in Far Cry 2. Meh.
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Post by: 75 on March 16, 2009, 08:31:46 PM
Actually, several things that made the old games what they are are now being thrown away...Like built in save points, high scores, extra lives, splitscreen...>< Who doesn't remember going ALL OVER THE MAP looking for the 1-up? and the save points in Metroid were pwnz...and if you look at it, there were only a handful of Atari 2600 games that could actually be BEATEN, the rest were just for highscore beaters.
Quicksaves these days are cheap. Now you can save anywhere, die, and reload. Save points meant you actually had to go places and do things, at the cost of convenience. I'd spend a long time just trying to finish some levels. Metroid WAS great.  And I DID enjoy searching for secrets in levels.  Ah well, now everybody's more concerned with how many people they can kill with rocket launchers in Far Cry 2. Meh.

The man speaks the truth.  Just because there aren't secret levels and save points in real life doesn't mean you can't put it in video games. Video games are still something somebody just made up. Why this stubborn commitment to reality?
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Post by: Kuwabara on March 17, 2009, 10:22:35 AM
ugh virus... I remember that one. Splitscreen is kinda cheating

Try playing it in the dark in the hospital level with comp players.... it's freaky.

How is splitscreen cheating?
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Post by: Replica on March 17, 2009, 12:25:20 PM
Actually, several things that made the old games what they are are now being thrown away...Like built in save points, high scores, extra lives, splitscreen...>< Who doesn't remember going ALL OVER THE MAP looking for the 1-up? and the save points in Metroid were pwnz...and if you look at it, there were only a handful of Atari 2600 games that could actually be BEATEN, the rest were just for highscore beaters.
Quicksaves these days are cheap. Now you can save anywhere, die, and reload. Save points meant you actually had to go places and do things, at the cost of convenience. I'd spend a long time just trying to finish some levels. Metroid WAS great.  And I DID enjoy searching for secrets in levels.  Ah well, now everybody's more concerned with how many people they can kill with rocket launchers in Far Cry 2. Meh.

IDK, you guys aren't buying the right games.

Metriod prime had save stations, as well as all it's poor sequels. (They tell you what to do in corruption, Not to meantion how stupid samus looks when you win.) XD Samus is a barbie in #2. XD

Mario cart has split screen. So does metal of honer,

You guys just need to buy the right games.
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Post by: Atariangamer on March 17, 2009, 03:31:40 PM
I didn't say it was gone, its just getting thrown out. Most multiplayer was all splitscreen, now you have either NO splitscreen ALL online, or a little of both.

and the save thing...only metroid has really retained Save Points. Doom didn't have save points either, it was quicksaves. I liked having to beat all levels in a section of Mario before it saved my progress.
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Post by: 75 on March 17, 2009, 04:35:08 PM
ugh virus... I remember that one. Splitscreen is kinda cheating

Try playing it in the dark in the hospital level with comp players.... it's freaky.

How is splitscreen cheating?

I meant in Virus. It's a whole different battle when you have no idea where anyone is but you hear them catch on fire.

Splitscreen is kinda cheating anyway though... it kind of kills the element of surprise
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Post by: Manny Cav on March 17, 2009, 05:55:26 PM
Metriod prime had save stations, as well as all it's poor sequels. (They tell you what to do in corruption, Not to meantion how stupid samus looks when you win.) XD Samus is a barbie in #2. XD
I'm sorry, but I can't let this go. You can turn off the hint system in Metroid Prime 3, as you can in Metroid Prime. While playing, go to Options, Display, and then Hint System. As for how Samus looks when you win (the term, borrowed from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is Zero Suit Samus), they just copied it from the suit-less design in Metroid Zero Mission, which is where the Brawl name comes from. She did look remarkably different in Metroid Prime without her helmet, though, but that was also before Zero Mission was released.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 18, 2009, 12:17:47 PM
ugh virus... I remember that one. Splitscreen is kinda cheating

Try playing it in the dark in the hospital level with comp players.... it's freaky.

How is splitscreen cheating?

I meant in Virus. It's a whole different battle when you have no idea where anyone is but you hear them catch on fire.

Splitscreen is kinda cheating anyway though... it kind of kills the element of surprise

Ah, I can understand.  We trained ourselves to focus on our own screens only.  It helped a lot.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 18, 2009, 04:18:20 PM
Splitscreen is the way to go, though, if you have only one console, screen, or whatever, or if the game can't go online or use LAN.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 18, 2009, 11:08:54 PM
I really like split screen in everything but competition. Co-op is great, but DM...not so much. I always have gotten 2 or more screen-look kills from my teammates.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on March 18, 2009, 11:14:37 PM
Metriod prime had save stations, as well as all it's poor sequels. (They tell you what to do in corruption, Not to meantion how stupid samus looks when you win.) XD Samus is a barbie in #2. XD
I'm sorry, but I can't let this go. You can turn off the hint system in Metroid Prime 3, as you can in Metroid Prime. While playing, go to Options, Display, and then Hint System. As for how Samus looks when you win (the term, borrowed from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is Zero Suit Samus), they just copied it from the suit-less design in Metroid Zero Mission, which is where the Brawl name comes from. She did look remarkably different in Metroid Prime without her helmet, though, but that was also before Zero Mission was released.

Barbie samus!

(http://www.thisischris.com/feature/2005/img/Samus%20007%20copy.jpg)

O_o You can turn the hit system off? O_O Well, that sucks that I played the whole way through with mother brain talking to me. XD I never said brawl's wasn't good, because it is good. I'm saying that she looks awful in Mertiod prime 2 and 3.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 19, 2009, 12:21:27 AM
Wait, what prime is that from? Is Prime 3 on wii, or are you counting hunters for the DS?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on March 19, 2009, 12:42:37 AM
I'm assuming Prime 1.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 19, 2009, 12:43:44 AM
Hmm.... I don't remember that, and the background looks like Prime 2

I didn't even know there was a prime 3.... other than hunters
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 19, 2009, 03:04:27 PM
I didn't even know there was a prime 3.... other than hunters
Hunters is NOT Prime 3. It's just a sort of side game that digresses from the Prime series' main storyline. The real Prime 3 is, indeed, for Wii.
I'm assuming Prime 1.
I don't recognize the picture, so I'm going follow 75's lead and assume that it's form Prime 2, since that's the one game (besides Pinball) I don't have.
O_o You can turn the hit system off? O_O Well, that sucks that I played the whole way through with mother brain talking to me. XD I never said brawl's wasn't good, because it is good. I'm saying that she looks awful in Mertiod prime 2 and 3.
I compared that picture against some from SSBB (http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/zerosuit_samus.html), and while they're quite similar, there are some differences. While one could argue that helmet-less Samus looks better and more realistic in Prime 1, one could also say that that style was out of place compared to the style of the other graphics (it looks like they superimposed the head of a real woman instead of CGing it like they did the rest of the graphics, and this would have been worse in Prime 3, since the other humans are also CGed).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on March 20, 2009, 10:52:25 PM
Hey guys im looking for Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth Anthology but i cant find it anywhere on the internet. I've already google shopped it, ebayed it, and looked on amazon. any help would be appreciated. THNX
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on March 21, 2009, 01:11:54 PM
I didn't even know there was a prime 3.... other than hunters
Hunters is NOT Prime 3. It's just a sort of side game that digresses from the Prime series' main storyline. The real Prime 3 is, indeed, for Wii.
I'm assuming Prime 1.
I don't recognize the picture, so I'm going follow 75's lead and assume that it's form Prime 2, since that's the one game (besides Pinball) I don't have.
O_o You can turn the hit system off? O_O Well, that sucks that I played the whole way through with mother brain talking to me. XD I never said brawl's wasn't good, because it is good. I'm saying that she looks awful in Mertiod prime 2 and 3.
I compared that picture against some from SSBB (http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/zerosuit_samus.html), and while they're quite similar, there are some differences. While one could argue that helmet-less Samus looks better and more realistic in Prime 1, one could also say that that style was out of place compared to the style of the other graphics (it looks like they superimposed the head of a real woman instead of CGing it like they did the rest of the graphics, and this would have been worse in Prime 3, since the other humans are also CGed).

Yeah, it was from MP2. Metriod prime hunters wasn't a prime, it justed port MP1 to the DS.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 21, 2009, 01:21:22 PM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on March 21, 2009, 01:25:44 PM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marked part of it.
i atually hate the single player on hunters but the multiplayer is awesome
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 21, 2009, 03:03:22 PM
Sorry, I meant to say marketed, not marked.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 21, 2009, 03:49:43 PM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marked part of it.
i atually hate the single player on hunters but the multiplayer is awesome

QFT. They shouldn't have called it "metroid prime", MP is famous for its great singleplayer.... The one in Hunters was disgraceful, no detail at all; some levels play like the lamest of CQ/DOOM maps
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 21, 2009, 03:51:13 PM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on March 21, 2009, 04:52:57 PM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 21, 2009, 06:35:59 PM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!

I forgot about that! wow that's even worse.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 21, 2009, 06:42:33 PM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on March 22, 2009, 04:42:35 AM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

Best comeback I've heard all week.

Found some cool stuff at my local Thrift shop over my spring break. Picked up an NES for 2.50. Yes, 2.50. I need the AC Adapter though, but all told that's a good bit right there. Probably needs a new 72 Pin connector, but that's cheap and easy.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 22, 2009, 10:59:28 AM
Am I an idiot for even thinking about buying a (at least it appeared to be) brand new NES in the box that came with controllers and a bunch of other doo-dads (maybe even a game) for upwards of $100?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 22, 2009, 11:48:39 AM
Kinda, sorta, yes.  I wonder who got the idea to sell all of that for 100+ dollars?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 22, 2009, 01:10:33 PM
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

Brawl had more metriod than hunters.  >:(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 22, 2009, 04:10:39 PM
Kinda, sorta, yes.  I wonder who got the idea to sell all of that for 100+ dollars?
I, of course, would never spend that kind of money on a dated console... but I did think about it, and that was the question I asked....
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

Brawl had more metriod than hunters.  >:(
I think it's funny to see the Metroids latch on to other players and squeal while the unfortunate victim's damage hikes up. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on March 23, 2009, 02:18:53 AM
Am I an idiot for even thinking about buying a (at least it appeared to be) brand new NES in the box that came with controllers and a bunch of other doo-dads (maybe even a game) for upwards of $100?
Kinda, sorta, yes.  I wonder who got the idea to sell all of that for 100+ dollars?

Factory Sealed systems and games go for major bank, especially if they are rare/desirable/very old. Imagine a Factory Sealed Atari 2600, or a Factory Sealed Vectrix. Major bank if you had one of those. Collectors LOVE stuff like that, especially pre-crash stuff.

Yes, you are a fool if you want to buy one to play. Go down to the local Thrifts and poke around, and take a look at your local classifieds. A $2.50 NES is not common, but you can find one for somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-70 dollars, depending on condition, accessories, and games included. A Sega Genesis is cheaper, usually going for around 25 dollars with a decent selection of games, mainly due to the fact that it lost the console wars [It is still a very good console, with some AMAZING games beyond the usual sonic titles], though an SNES will run you much more, as it is seen as the "Golden Age" console, and quite a few people have lots of nostalgia for it. N64s, Playstations, Saturns, and Dreamcasts are all usually pretty cheap, around the 25 dollar range with games, though that could go up, so you never know.

Games can run from 99 cents for sports games[which never have resale value anyway. That copy of Madden 2009 became worthless the INSTANT the clerk at the shop rang it up, by the way], up to 5 to 10 dollars for your average game such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Starfox, Missile Command, or Shinobi III. Some games can be worth their original asking price, and rare ones can fetch several hundred or even several thousand dollars. Complete in box games[that is, having the manual, the box, and the cartridge] are worth more, though Genesis games less so due to the fact that the box was some nice plastic keeper job, rather than a cardboard shell designed to be tossed out. The only Genesis game that I have that does not have a box is Sonic and Knuckles, due to the fact that it is one of the later games that came in a cardboard box [partly to reduce costs as a hedge against Sega's lost market share due to the 32X fiasco], and those are harder to find.

If you want a quick [and legal] fix, pick up the Retro Duo. (S)NES on a Chip, sure, but it's got quite a bit better compatibility over any of the YOBO crap that's on the market, and is pretty well-built. A bit expensive, but you will be getting new-manufactured equipment, and will not have to deal with a lot of headaches that owners of retro hardware do [replacing 72 pin connectors, replacing dried out electrolytic capacitors, resoldering connections, etc etc etc...] As well, you can play Japanese games that weren't released over here, should you so desire.

 Of course, if you're a purist, it is better to pick up the original hardware for the truly authentic experience. Can be cheaper too, if you avoid specialty internet shops and people who KNOW what they have. Hit up garage and estate [if you can get over the possible morbid implications of their occurrence] sales, and don't be afraid of your local flea market or bazaar. If you're savvy to circuits, don't be afraid of trying to get a good deal on a broken system that is repairable.

I know it's not as good as modern gaming [let's be honest and take off the rose-colored glasses: Atari was the bloody Stone Age of videogaming{That console came out in the 1970's, and most games are WAY too primitive to be playable as anything more than a novelty nowadays. Just TRY playing some of the old Adventure games on the Atari.}, the NES was the Renaissance, and the Genesis/SNES was the Age of Reason.] Many games haven't held up well, and difficulty was high arbitrarily because they were ports of infamous quarter-eater arcade machines. However, it can be MUCH easier on the pocket book, since most games are about 5-10 dollars, which is about 1/5 to 1/10 of the price of a modern game. As well, since they don't hold your attention for HOURS AND HOURS like modern games, they make a great way to take a quick break in the day.

So hey, if you're looking to collect the rarest of the rare, sorta a nerd version of "Gotta Catch 'em All!", or if you're just looking to relive that childhood memory of Super Mario Bros., go do the footwork and find yourself a bargain.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on March 23, 2009, 09:23:09 AM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.

FAIL. The game isn't exactly a port of MP, but it's graphics for some things were ported onto it.
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

I don't hear you complaining about Quake 2. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 23, 2009, 10:11:49 AM
Am I an idiot for even thinking about buying a (at least it appeared to be) brand new NES in the box that came with controllers and a bunch of other doo-dads (maybe even a game) for upwards of $100?
Kinda, sorta, yes.  I wonder who got the idea to sell all of that for 100+ dollars?

Factory Sealed systems and games go for major bank, especially if they are rare/desirable/very old. Imagine a Factory Sealed Atari 2600, or a Factory Sealed Vectrix. Major bank if you had one of those. Collectors LOVE stuff like that, especially pre-crash stuff.

Yes, you are a fool if you want to buy one to play. Go down to the local Thrifts and poke around, and take a look at your local classifieds. A $2.50 NES is not common, but you can find one for somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-70 dollars, depending on condition, accessories, and games included. A Sega Genesis is cheaper, usually going for around 25 dollars with a decent selection of games, mainly due to the fact that it lost the console wars [It is still a very good console, with some AMAZING games beyond the usual sonic titles], though an SNES will run you much more, as it is seen as the "Golden Age" console, and quite a few people have lots of nostalgia for it. N64s, Playstations, Saturns, and Dreamcasts are all usually pretty cheap, around the 25 dollar range with games, though that could go up, so you never know.

Games can run from 99 cents for sports games[which never have resale value anyway. That copy of Madden 2009 became worthless the INSTANT the clerk at the shop rang it up, by the way], up to 5 to 10 dollars for your average game such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Starfox, Missile Command, or Shinobi III. Some games can be worth their original asking price, and rare ones can fetch several hundred or even several thousand dollars. Complete in box games[that is, having the manual, the box, and the cartridge] are worth more, though Genesis games less so due to the fact that the box was some nice plastic keeper job, rather than a cardboard shell designed to be tossed out. The only Genesis game that I have that does not have a box is Sonic and Knuckles, due to the fact that it is one of the later games that came in a cardboard box [partly to reduce costs as a hedge against Sega's lost market share due to the 32X fiasco], and those are harder to find.

If you want a quick [and legal] fix, pick up the Retro Duo. (S)NES on a Chip, sure, but it's got quite a bit better compatibility over any of the YOBO crap that's on the market, and is pretty well-built. A bit expensive, but you will be getting new-manufactured equipment, and will not have to deal with a lot of headaches that owners of retro hardware do [replacing 72 pin connectors, replacing dried out electrolytic capacitors, resoldering connections, etc etc etc...] As well, you can play Japanese games that weren't released over here, should you so desire.

 Of course, if you're a purist, it is better to pick up the original hardware for the truly authentic experience. Can be cheaper too, if you avoid specialty internet shops and people who KNOW what they have. Hit up garage and estate [if you can get over the possible morbid implications of their occurrence] sales, and don't be afraid of your local flea market or bazaar. If you're savvy to circuits, don't be afraid of trying to get a good deal on a broken system that is repairable.

I know it's not as good as modern gaming [let's be honest and take off the rose-colored glasses: Atari was the bloody Stone Age of videogaming{That console came out in the 1970's, and most games are WAY too primitive to be playable as anything more than a novelty nowadays. Just TRY playing some of the old Adventure games on the Atari.}, the NES was the Renaissance, and the Genesis/SNES was the Age of Reason.] Many games haven't held up well, and difficulty was high arbitrarily because they were ports of infamous quarter-eater arcade machines. However, it can be MUCH easier on the pocket book, since most games are about 5-10 dollars, which is about 1/5 to 1/10 of the price of a modern game. As well, since they don't hold your attention for HOURS AND HOURS like modern games, they make a great way to take a quick break in the day.

So hey, if you're looking to collect the rarest of the rare, sorta a nerd version of "Gotta Catch 'em All!", or if you're just looking to relive that childhood memory of Super Mario Bros., go do the footwork and find yourself a bargain.

OK.  You can get off the soapbox now! :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 23, 2009, 10:18:44 AM
Lore gives epic post!

Most of what he said is true for me, the prices are nearly dead on. Except for the fact that the SNES runs the same as a Genesis: 20-30$. The RetroDuo and the like I have NEVER liked, and the guy who deals that stuff rarely sells them (cuz he takes great care of the original consoles he buys and sells). He had 2 or more of(last time I saw):
-Genesis 1, 2, and 3 (and the CD and 32x [IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOXES])
-NES (Original and the Toploader [Toploader was sealed in box])
-SNES
-Saturn
-Dreamcast
-N64
-PSOne
-Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, and Jaguar
-Gameboy (B/W, Color, and Pocket)

Plus a TON of games for each system.

And Lore, I've played Adventure on 2600. Its actually a tough game, but not unplayable. Most of those games are a novelty, but some are really good to play.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 23, 2009, 02:06:21 PM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.

FAIL. The game isn't exactly a port of MP, but it's graphics for some things were ported onto it.
Let's try to avoid "failing" outside of Forum Games.
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

I don't hear you complaining about Quake 2. XD
I haven't ever played Quake-anything, so I don't know what you're talking about. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on March 23, 2009, 05:16:06 PM
Lore gives epic post!

Most of what he said is true for me, the prices are nearly dead on. Except for the fact that the SNES runs the same as a Genesis: 20-30$. The RetroDuo and the like I have NEVER liked, and the guy who deals that stuff rarely sells them (cuz he takes great care of the original consoles he buys and sells). He had 2 or more of(last time I saw):
-Genesis 1, 2, and 3 (and the CD and 32x [IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOXES])
-NES (Original and the Toploader [Toploader was sealed in box])
-SNES
-Saturn
-Dreamcast
-N64
-PSOne
-Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, and Jaguar
-Gameboy (B/W, Color, and Pocket)

Plus a TON of games for each system.

And Lore, I've played Adventure on 2600. Its actually a tough game, but not unplayable. Most of those games are a novelty, but some are really good to play.

Then you're lucky, because everywhere else I've seen they are usually $40 to $90 dollars. Not counting garage sales, that is.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on March 24, 2009, 09:58:26 AM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.

FAIL. The game isn't exactly a port of MP, but it's graphics for some things were ported onto it.
Let's try to avoid "failing" outside of Forum Games.
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

I don't hear you complaining about Quake 2. XD
I haven't ever played Quake-anything, so I don't know what you're talking about. :P

Sorry, I forgot.

Quake 1 is besicly doom, but 3D. It has a plot where teliporting brings mosters in.... etc. Quake 2 has nothing, and I mean nothing to do with Quake! It's about an alien speices that's about to blow up the earth, and you're attacking their home planet to stop them.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 24, 2009, 10:27:45 AM
And Lore, I've played Adventure on 2600. Its actually a tough game, but not unplayable. Most of those games are a novelty, but some are really good to play.

I concur.  The graphics of the old games may be lame, but this used to be cutting edge.  Oh, and Lore, Adventure just takes practice, especially if you know the strategies and the cool secret (THE FIRST VIDEO GAME EASTER EGG, EVER!)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 24, 2009, 01:38:04 PM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.

FAIL. The game isn't exactly a port of MP, but it's graphics for some things were ported onto it.
Let's try to avoid "failing" outside of Forum Games.
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

I don't hear you complaining about Quake 2. XD
I haven't ever played Quake-anything, so I don't know what you're talking about. :P

Sorry, I forgot.

Quake 1 is besicly doom, but 3D. It has a plot where teliporting brings mosters in.... etc. Quake 2 has nothing, and I mean nothing to do with Quake! It's about an alien speices that's about to blow up the earth, and you're attacking their home planet to stop them.

Quake had a lot more Medieval/Lovecraft influence than DooM had, and I loved every second of it.  I played Quake 3 Arena expecting the same amount of awesomeness.........I was sorely disappointed.  I need to get Quake back.  Is there any source ports for it? (Like GZQuake or something?)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on March 24, 2009, 05:33:22 PM
I think there's a source port, I'll hafta check....

And you didn't like Q3A? I mean, Q2 was a space shooter, and was only called Quake because the other name they had for it was licensed already.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on March 24, 2009, 05:35:11 PM
IDK if there is a source port. I have to agree though, quake was fun, so was quake 2.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Pikazec2012 on March 24, 2009, 08:16:40 PM
MY COPY OF PLATNIUM CAME TODAY  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 24, 2009, 08:21:05 PM
How did I know that you would? ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 25, 2009, 12:08:21 AM
Hunters wasn't a true part of the Prime trilogy, but it was surely its own game, not a port of Metroid Prime 1. The multiplayer was actually the most marketed part of it.

FAIL. The game isn't exactly a port of MP, but it's graphics for some things were ported onto it.
Let's try to avoid "failing" outside of Forum Games.
It was not even a Metroid game hardly--no Ridley, Space Pirates, or worse yet, METROIDS!!!
its just samas that makes it a metroid game. I havnt even beat the single player yet
What's the title of the game?

I don't hear you complaining about Quake 2. XD
I haven't ever played Quake-anything, so I don't know what you're talking about. :P

Sorry, I forgot.

Quake 1 is besicly doom, but 3D. It has a plot where teliporting brings mosters in.... etc. Quake 2 has nothing, and I mean nothing to do with Quake! It's about an alien speices that's about to blow up the earth, and you're attacking their home planet to stop them.

Quake had inferior graphics to doom, and the detail was off. I couldn't get into it, it just seemed very boring to me.

the puzzles were lacking, the secrets were too easy, and the weapons were cool but rather uninspired. It couldn't hold my attention
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 25, 2009, 12:45:40 AM
Quake 1 was good at the time. Didn't hafta be as hard edged as doom, but it was some smooth TRUE 3D! thats why its got so much hype. PLus, play the game in DarkPlaces engine, and you will NEVER say the detail is off...

Quake 2 was a totally different style of gameplay, much different technology, and a few cool new features.

Q3A was designed to be a multiplayer game, not so much of a single player...

and quake 4 is single, and looks just like everything else ><

I rather like Quake1, and Kuwabara...there are TONS of source ports. You probably would want plain WinQuake or GlQuake. Just port the game straight to windows and higher resolution.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on March 25, 2009, 12:47:54 AM
Yeah, I've only played quake on the N64. It was complete garbage, but I guess it was an inferior port. It was so blurry!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 25, 2009, 12:09:14 PM
Insaniquarium - the weirdest game you'll ever love.  (If you look it up, don't be fooled by its cartoony look, this game ROCKS!)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on March 25, 2009, 02:27:45 PM
Hehe, I remember that game, I still think it is on the old computer. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 25, 2009, 09:18:05 PM
75- Yeah, the console ports of FPS games didn't reflect quality until Doom on the Jaguar and Playstation. However, a FPS designed for the console, like one of the 007 games, looks stunning in comparison. Dont be hatin on mah classics due to bad portage, boi! XD jk
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 26, 2009, 09:33:09 AM
I rather like Quake1, and Kuwabara...there are TONS of source ports. You probably would want plain WinQuake or GlQuake. Just port the game straight to windows and higher resolution.

Thanks!  I once saw a Quake collection (like the DooM Collection) at Wal-Mart, so perhaps I can look into it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on March 26, 2009, 07:20:33 PM
Has anyone here played and or heard about a game called Katamari Damacy?
It's one of my favorite games. ^^
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 26, 2009, 09:22:45 PM
I am surprised that I don't own that game yet.  I want it, it looks so funny!  (Although I gotta wonder what type of mushrooms were on THEIR pizza when making the game)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on March 27, 2009, 04:46:19 PM
Hey! Something new on my list of Games To Follow Closely!

Archon (http://www.achrongame.com/) is the world's first meta-time strategy game, which is like real-time strategy, only you are free to travel through time, allowing you to prevent attacks that already happened -- before they happen!

It may require some high degree of fourth-dimensional thinking, but I'm all for stuff like that. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 27, 2009, 07:30:26 PM
I can just see it...

"I dies...BACK IN TIEM! *woosh* now I kill this guy quick...k, BACK TO THE FUTUR! *woosh* :death: ...BACK IN TIEM ONZ AGAIN! *woosh*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 27, 2009, 11:28:14 PM
My mind is hurtin' just thinkin' of it! ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 28, 2009, 12:18:38 AM
Has anyone tried "Within a Deep Forest" yet?  I posted a link in the topic, FREEWARE!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on March 28, 2009, 12:43:29 PM
I played it 6 months ago.  :P Not very interesting, and I beat it in 30 minutes.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on March 30, 2009, 01:18:56 AM
Insaniquarium - the weirdest game you'll ever love.  (If you look it up, don't be fooled by its cartoony look, this game ROCKS!)

OMG I love Insaniquarium so much! Go to this site: www.popcap.com (http://www.popcap.com)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on March 30, 2009, 01:25:05 AM
Oops! Forgot to post what I wanted to! LOL!

I love love love Nintendo games, but I really like casual games. They include Diner Dash, Wedding Dash, Cake Mania, Chocolatier, and Dream Chronicles. Don't be fooled! They're extremely addictive!

My favorite company who makes casual games is PlayFirst. I participate in their forums. They make Diner Dash, Wedding Dash, Chocolatier, and Dream Chronicles. My favorite "Dash" games are Wedding Dash 2 and Parking Dash.

But one of my must-haves is a PlayFirst game that I was truly happy with: Emerald City Confidential. You play as Petra, a private eye detective in The Wizard of Oz forty years later.

Here is a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFY6UJzntoU

And here is a video of Parking Dash, one of my favorite Dash games:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJo1KswzUQ

Here is a link to PlayFirst. I recommend Wandering Willows (PlayFirst game), Party Down, Dream Chronicles (you'll need good eyes for this one!) (PlayFirst game), and Wedding Dash 2 (PlayFirst game) (don't let its feminine look fool you! SO ADDICTIVE!)

www.playfirst.com (http://www.playfirst.com)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 30, 2009, 09:26:54 AM
Next time just edit your post ben.  :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 30, 2009, 10:30:07 AM
@Ben - Bro, you have excellent taste in casual games.  PopCap for teh win!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 30, 2009, 07:17:31 PM
I recently pulled my Atari off the shelf (my mom wanted a CLEAN house for once XD) and hooked it up to play a few rounds of each of my games.

Video Pinball:
Marketed as a quarter-saving pinball machine, the only downside is the small board and lack of perspective (though the gravity works just fine). you can launch it, gain extra balls, and (like most games) rack up the high score. Still, fun to play. Even better with a friend to compete against.

MEGA FORCE:
Based off the movie, its a nice but confusing game. You are in a car that shoots missiles that can change into a plane that drops bombs. The purpose is to destroy the enemy city while getting fuel and destroying missile bases and enemy cars and jets. In the alternate round, you must defend your city from the enemies. It switches back and forth, getting harder each time. Mostly a high score game, though you can argue that it gets completed. Not as fun as the others.

Donkey Kong:
Coleco's arcade port, this cartridge is a very authentic port. The graphics are typical 8bit, but it works, and the sound is as close as possible. Plays very well, only disadvantage would be a stiff joystick. As an arcade game, the only purpose is highscore. Great game for single, but SO MUCH better with a group. (not 2 players, a group)

Breakout:
Complete classic. Very fun and challenging, single or two player. you cant "win", so its a highscore game. Since the controler has 2 paddles on it, it plays very well with a friend, and just really plays well. Hasn't aged at all. Very nice.

Asteroids:
Another classic. Plays better with the arcade paddle setup, but the joystick is responsive. This one isn't vector styled, but the raster feels nice. Another arcade highscore game, but is fun to play if all you have is a few minutes.

Yar's Revenge:
A very challenging shooter, you are a 'Yar'. You shoot at the enemy's shield as he fires a slow tracking missle at you. After you clear some of the shield away, eat a few pieces and you arm your cannon. Account for the motion and hit the enemy before he spins up and hits you! Very fun, very tough. Still a highscore game, but has very many levels. An interesting play.

golf:
Very fun concept, but hasn't aged well. The aiming mechanism and power setting mechanics are hard, especially in comparison to modern concepts. Interesting to play, hard to win. Its an 18 hole course, but you are trying to get the lowest score, so one can argue to either side of that argument.

Centipede:
Best game ever! Scroll your 'wizard' around and shoot magic at the bugs trying to attack you. Very fun, very addictive. Nice for a quick game, though its just a highscore game. nice graphics for 8bit standards. Great play, get it if you can.

Space Invaders:
Plays very well, though the graphics are lacking by Atari standards. Still, is a great port of the arcade, even has a cheat! (By holding down the start switch for 2 seconds, you can fire 2 shots on the screen at one time! ^^) Highscore, but a nice game.

PacMan:
Not cool at all. The mechanics are ok, but the graphics suffer from too many active sprites on the screen. You can barely see the ghosts, and the pellets flicker alot. You can lose very easily, and its just a highscore game. Not good at all, avoid it at all costs!

Haunted House:
Very simple, but great halloween themed game. Go in the house with a box of matches and collect pieces to the chalice. But watch out! Ghosts, bats, and spiders are out to get you! Very fun, you can rack up a score, but the main focus is getting out. Great, great game.

bowling:
Very fun bowling game. Not much to say. OK graphics, but great sound. Its just a normal game of bowling with a few options on how you throw. You're trying for the highest score, so thats how it scores.

OTHELLO:
I dont really get the game itself. Its a tile game of capturing the opposite color tiles, but I dont get the rules on capture. I guess its better if you know what you're doing.

combat:
For 2 players, its a great 1v1 battle game. Flying or tanks, its really good fun. The control scheme is kinda awkward, but you soon get used to it. Very fun, only the best gunman wins!

- - - - - - - - - - -

Well, thats my small 2600 collection, and my thoughts on playing each. This also is my 5000 post! So epicness all around!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on March 30, 2009, 07:19:11 PM
For your dedicated patronage of the boards, I wish to give you this badge, that you may wear proudly. (Until the 10000 mark.)

(http://www.xboltz.net/stuff/5000.png)


And may I also say:

(http://www.epicwin.org/img/misc/akari_wai.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on March 30, 2009, 07:43:58 PM
Agreed!

Hip hip......HOORAY!!!!

(http://journeytocrunchville.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/hooray-snoopy2.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on March 30, 2009, 08:04:26 PM
Congratulations on being the first Snot Lord of the CQFF!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Super Searcher on March 30, 2009, 08:36:13 PM
CONGRATS! ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on March 30, 2009, 08:40:08 PM
Thnx! ^^

however...we just 'jacked a topic...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on March 30, 2009, 11:14:51 PM
PacMan:
Not cool at all. The mechanics are ok, but the graphics suffer from too many active sprites on the screen. You can barely see the ghosts, and the pellets flicker alot. You can lose very easily, and its just a highscore game. Not good at all, avoid it at all costs!
No surprise here.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on March 31, 2009, 10:23:20 AM
I own that PacMan game.  I also heard of its sucky state.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on March 31, 2009, 10:24:39 AM
Of COURSE your 5000th post would be your game collection. :D. Happy 5000th post!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on March 31, 2009, 11:14:11 AM
Congrats on 5000 Atari!!!

Back on topic...I really like the Chessmaster series.  I myself own 5000 and 9000, and my dad has 3000 and 4000 buried away somewhere.  Overall, a powerful program that's worth whatever you paid for it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on March 31, 2009, 05:53:34 PM
Did you really buy 4 copies of the same brand of Chess game? Isn't that kinda like overkill?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 01, 2009, 10:01:41 AM
I used to have one of those Chessmaster games.  The king always creeped me out. o_o;
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 01, 2009, 02:24:50 PM
Did you really buy 4 copies of the same brand of Chess game? Isn't that kinda like overkill?

You obviously have never seen the different versions of Chessmaster; each one is a little different.  But to answer your question, my dad has 3000 by itself and 4000 in a software bundle.  I got 5000 in a chess software bundle several years ago, and only recently did I get 9000.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 01, 2009, 06:41:28 PM
Oh..okay. What do you mean by different?

I'm just saying that I usually prefer to play chess on a board over having 4 copies on a PC, is all.  :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 02, 2009, 12:04:58 AM
I have only ONE on my computer.  3000 and 4000 aren't as good as 5000, but 5000 won't work on any Windows OS later than 98.  I have Windows 2000 Pro so I am content to use only 9000.  (FYI: I prefer playing on a normal board, but I rarely find anyone willing to play.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 04, 2009, 12:09:59 PM
Here's a question for you video game nerds. Why did Nintendo feel it was necessary to radically alter the Famicom and the Super Famicom for the American market, but not the N64 and thereafter?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 04, 2009, 12:38:10 PM
Because in 2003 They relized they shouldn't alter the N64, but the GameCube. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on April 04, 2009, 03:37:37 PM
Here's a question for you video game nerds. Why did Nintendo feel it was necessary to radically alter the Famicom and the Super Famicom for the American market, but not the N64 and thereafter?

The Famicom/Nintendo is easy to answer. The NES was released just after the Videogame Crash of 1983, and most retailers didn't want ANYTHING to do with Videogames. So the redesigned it to look like a VCR or something, called it an "entertainment system", and thew in ROB so that it would be considered a "robot game". As a result, that convinced many retailers to take a chance on it.

As for the SNES, I'm not entirely sure why they redesigned it. I'll have to do some reading.

Oh, I finally found a power adapter for my NES. IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I played Super Mario Bros at Retro Gaming night last night, along with just about everyone else.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 04, 2009, 03:41:00 PM
Wow. I personally don't play Super Mario Bros. on the NES anymore because of Super Mario All-Stars. I really can't even be bothered to do it because of Duck Hunt, either (I've got Wii Play if I want a shooting gallery).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 04, 2009, 04:11:28 PM
Nothing can compare to the original, though.  I should know.  I learned to play Super Mario Bros on an original NES.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 04, 2009, 08:15:19 PM
Hee hee. The music is the real difference. Bo-be-bow bo-be-ba-bow bobebabowbobebowbobebow....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 04, 2009, 10:07:04 PM
I want a NES, SNES, Genesis, and a C64. Then get a good load of games and stuff. Cuz all I got is my PC, my Wii, and my Atari. The PC and Wii can emulate them...but nothing beats loading cartridges or using joysticks and the like. Much better than trying to setup a keyboard to feel good enough to play on.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 04, 2009, 10:15:22 PM
True, true.  Thats why I love getting VC games (over ROMS).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 05, 2009, 12:38:17 AM
If you do Wii homebrew (and you gotta be careful about updating...you can kill either the homebrew or the wii if you do it wrong), you can do emulation WITH the classic controler, which is win all around. You arent limited to what Nintendo releases, and can also play mods and prototypes. I played Sonic 2 Beta on the Wii via GenesisPlus emulator, and it was PWNZ.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 05, 2009, 10:44:04 AM
(http://th00.deviantart.com/fs30/300W/f/2008/156/b/e/be67d5f3579a5ec2576744ac16461dbc.png) (http://nes--still-the-best.deviantart.com/art/Super-Mario-Bros-World-1-87714678)
You tell me if that wouldn't be the coolest game to play exactly as it appears.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 05, 2009, 12:00:38 PM
That would be so cool!  Explain where that pic came from Manny!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 05, 2009, 12:43:56 PM
(http://th00.deviantart.com/fs30/300W/f/2008/156/b/e/be67d5f3579a5ec2576744ac16461dbc.png) (http://nes--still-the-best.deviantart.com/art/Super-Mario-Bros-World-1-87714678)
You tell me if that wouldn't be the coolest game to play exactly as it appears.

That would be the most PWNZ Mario ever!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 05, 2009, 03:55:22 PM
That would be so cool!  Explain where that pic came from Manny!
The picture is a link. It's from the wonderful kingdom called deviantART. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 05, 2009, 04:38:50 PM
"wonderful kingdom"  I have my doubts about that. ;D  (The place can be a real ......*cough* bad anime picture hut...*cough*)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 05, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
It was kind of a joke. There is some real good stuff there if you bother to shift through the rest of the... garbajee....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 05, 2009, 04:54:31 PM
I, for one, thought it was great.  I'd buy that game, for sure.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 05, 2009, 05:11:08 PM
The picture itself was great. We were talking about how hard it is to find diamonds in the rough, though. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on April 05, 2009, 06:12:28 PM
DevianTART? Oh lordie, that place is infamous among Troll communities. LOTS of drama, and hugbox, and other assorted self-diagnosed aspie behavior in there.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 05, 2009, 06:14:56 PM
I'm assuming there are underground forums beyond the art shown...? (and I heard that MUDKIPZ started there...)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 05, 2009, 07:24:52 PM
4Chan on art, perhaps?

I wonder how they made that pic, it's so cool...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 05, 2009, 08:10:39 PM
havent they made a 2.5d mario before? kinda just like that?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 05, 2009, 08:25:19 PM
Hm, I think I recall that, but I don't remember playing it...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on April 05, 2009, 08:34:59 PM
havent they made a 2.5d mario before? kinda just like that?

It think you are thinking of Super Paper Mario.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on April 05, 2009, 10:51:04 PM
No, a fan made remake game of the original Super Mario Bros. for PC in 2.5d
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on April 06, 2009, 12:46:26 AM
@Ben - Bro, you have excellent taste in casual games.  PopCap for teh win!

PopCap has a bunch of cruddy games like match-threes, puzzles, etc. I'm more into time management and hidden object games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on April 06, 2009, 09:50:33 PM
Has anyone here heard about a game called Mushihimesama Futari? I posted a video of it in -o_O-.
I never played it for my self because its an arcade game and only in Japan.
The game is well known better than other arcade games less for the game it's self but more for it's extreme difficulty.
I'm hopping it will come to a more local region so I can try it for my self, it looks fun.

Here's a video of the first level or stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RcjUSxfNfM
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 08, 2009, 09:42:03 AM
Has anyone here heard about a game called Mushihimesama Futari? I posted a video of it in -o_O-.
I never played it for my self because its an arcade game and only in Japan.
The game is well known better than other arcade games less for the game it's self but more for it's extreme difficulty.
I'm hopping it will come to a more local region so I can try it for my self, it looks fun.

Here's a video of the first level or stage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RcjUSxfNfM

I've heard of the game.  The characters in the whole series of games has as much of a following on Nico Nico as Vocaloid does (and often times these characters are put in music videos for Vocaloid songs).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 09, 2009, 01:10:53 PM
Has anybody ever played and beat Pikmen before? That game is great when you get far enough. XD

BTW, if you have, have you ever beat it with all 30 parts?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 09, 2009, 03:02:57 PM
Yes and yes. I also know someone who as able to complete the 9-day 40 part challenge. Hard stuff there.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 09, 2009, 07:50:11 PM
Ah, Pikmin is a great game! It's a lot of fun to control you're own miniature posse like that. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 09, 2009, 09:04:44 PM
"I've never [played it]. Whats more, I don't think I would ever [play it]. Whats your reaction to that?"

(Quote from a scene out of No Time for Sergants that Allen and I will act out shortly in our Acting class)

[] = I changed the original text to fit this conversation.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on April 09, 2009, 11:52:54 PM
Has anybody ever played and beat Pikmen before? That game is great when you get far enough. XD

BTW, if you have, have you ever beat it with all 30 parts?

I beat it in 20 days. I got two or three parts a day sometimes. I usually kept a pretty good record of two parts per day, then I took a whole day to re-grow my pikmin

That was a really cool game
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on April 10, 2009, 06:17:42 PM
dang. now i really want to try Pikmin. and if played well, Olimar is totally boss in Brawl. 
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 10, 2009, 11:01:33 PM
Olimar is totally boss in Brawl. 

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2241/facepalm2ic7copyrl2.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 11, 2009, 11:29:07 AM
Ha ha ha! Kuwabara hath spoken his mind! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 14, 2009, 10:52:59 AM
Has anybody ever played and beat Pikmen before? That game is great when you get far enough. XD

BTW, if you have, have you ever beat it with all 30 parts?

I beat it in 20 days. I got two or three parts a day sometimes. I usually kept a pretty good record of two parts per day, then I took a whole day to re-grow my pikmin

That was a really cool game

That's good! My record is 17 days... I had to get at least 2 per day. one on the first lvl though... The last level is evil though! Stupid emporer Ballbax. >:(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on April 17, 2009, 10:06:13 PM
Olimar is totally boss in Brawl. 

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2241/facepalm2ic7copyrl2.jpg)
Like I said... if played well. otherwise he's a total fail. I speak from experience. my friend is an Olimar god compared to me (and everyone I've seen him play against.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on April 18, 2009, 12:33:06 PM
In the end, I could not escape Portal's win. I played the Flash version, and it sucked me in. Heh heh.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 18, 2009, 12:34:19 PM
Yeah, the Flash version is actually really fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on April 18, 2009, 12:35:32 PM
It needs a Weighted Companion Cube, though. But, yah. It's REALLY fun. 40 levels of win. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 18, 2009, 01:22:32 PM
Olimar is totally boss in Brawl. 

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2241/facepalm2ic7copyrl2.jpg)
Like I said... if played well. otherwise he's a total fail. I speak from experience. my friend is an Olimar god compared to me (and everyone I've seen him play against.)

Thats what they always say about characters like him.  The same thing was said of Ice Climbers in Melee.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 18, 2009, 04:24:12 PM
I am easily addicted to MMOs and FPS.

CSS, WoW, Battlefield...

SPEAKING OF BATTLEFIELD, Battlefield Heroes closed beta is slightly awesome. Hit registration is awful, though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 18, 2009, 06:22:17 PM
Ah yes, I heard about that! A free FPS from Battlefield! It sounds quite fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 18, 2009, 11:07:24 PM
In the end, I could not escape Portal's win. I played the Flash version, and it sucked me in. Heh heh.
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2241/facepalm2ic7copyrl2.jpg)
Sorry, I couldn't resist recycling Kuwabara's post. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on April 19, 2009, 12:34:28 AM
Ah yes, I heard about that! A free FPS from Battlefield! It sounds quite fun.

The first beta stage I played was alright, I could actually hit things.

Then I checked back a couple of weeks later and it updates. Alright, it happens. I play a game...and I can't hit ANYTHING. I'm like a frigging Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on April 19, 2009, 11:50:50 PM
you should post a link in freeware if it's any good
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 20, 2009, 12:51:45 PM
Ok, so how many of you played Pikman 2? Did you know they're making a three? I sure heck hope they actual have unions for the White and purple, so you don't need flowers to throw other pikman in.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 20, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
Pikman 3 has been highly hinted....but not yet officially announced.

I've never played any of the Pikman series, and I won't start now.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 20, 2009, 01:45:42 PM
...Sure it was, the annouced it at E3.

Why not? Pikman is a fun game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 22, 2009, 06:49:19 PM
In light of the post here (http://www.chexquest.org/index.php?topic=411.msg77342#msg77342), I'd like to ask y'all, what was your very first video game? Mine was Tetris for the Game Boy, and I'd bet a dollar I'm not the only one in that boat. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on April 22, 2009, 08:52:03 PM
Y'all ready for this?

My first game ever was Chex Quest.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on April 22, 2009, 09:03:09 PM
Y'all ready for this?

My first game ever was Chex Quest.

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e339/OQwerty1/no_wai.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 22, 2009, 09:41:26 PM
My first game was, I believe, Super Mario world.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 22, 2009, 10:05:59 PM
Y'all ready for this?

My first game ever was Chex Quest.
You win the thread.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on April 23, 2009, 02:33:36 AM
Fisher Price: Ready for School

The year is 1995. We just got a new computer, and this game. We install it, and are amazed at the graphics and sound. And the purple monkey. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on April 23, 2009, 03:06:04 AM
 :D

My parents got my brother and I a Game Boy pack that came with a case, transfer cable, and Tetris. In addition to that, we got Kirby's Pinball Land and Kirby's Dream Land. After that, I got Donkey Kong Land. I'm pretty sure I played Super Mario Bros. on my friend's SNES before then, though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 23, 2009, 10:10:01 AM
...Sure it was, the annouced it at E3.

Why not? Pikman is a fun game.

THAT my good friend was just the New Play Control release of Pikman.  I don't consider it a new pikman game since it is just the first one but w/new controls.

First game eh?

I do believe it was either Sonic (Any in the series), or Street Fighter(Most likely II).  I can't remember which.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on April 23, 2009, 10:13:11 AM
I know the first Genesis game was Sonic 3d Blast, but I cant remember if thats the first one.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 23, 2009, 03:03:04 PM
My first video game was actually my dad's, but still...
It was Super Mario Bros for NES.  It took me years to master it.  Of course I first played it when I was like 4 or 5.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 23, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
9,999,990 on Super Mario Bros. All Stars seems like a distant memory....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 23, 2009, 08:08:02 PM
Ah, I believe my first game was a Curious George educational game, followed by Reader Rabbit.  Then came Chex Quest.  I didn't play too many games in those days.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 23, 2009, 10:27:45 PM
Ha ha, I have two Reader Rabbit CDs. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 24, 2009, 11:58:29 AM
I remember Reader Rabbit from kindergarten.  Wow, that's a blast from the past. :o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 24, 2009, 01:33:32 PM
Oh yeah, that old thing.  Man, that was AGES ago.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on April 24, 2009, 05:57:36 PM
I remember Reader Rabbit from kindergarten.  Wow, that's a blast from the past. :o
Dang i remember that good times.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 24, 2009, 06:41:48 PM
Does anyone remember the Super Solvers series by The Learning Company?

Titles such as (but not limited to the following):
Treasure Mountain
Midnight Rescue
Gizmos and Gadgets
-and-
Operation Neptune
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 24, 2009, 06:45:36 PM
I happen to have The Clue Finders 3rd Grade from The Learning Company.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on April 24, 2009, 06:59:23 PM
Yes and yes to both Super Solvers and Clue Finders.

Good memories, those. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on April 24, 2009, 07:07:16 PM
Y'all ready for this?

My first game ever was Chex Quest.
You win the thread.

I will add it to my Threads Won list. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 24, 2009, 08:57:50 PM
Super Solvers was great! I had Treasure Mountain and the underwater one, and then I got Gizmos and Gadgets and it was THE BEST! I still remember playing with all the little physics things in it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on April 24, 2009, 09:27:45 PM
The Orange Box (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/) is on sale this weekend, for $10. Yes, that's right. Five games, at the equivalent of two bucks apiece.

So if you don't have it, now would be an excellent time to get it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on April 24, 2009, 11:52:28 PM
Super Solvers was great! I had Treasure Mountain and the underwater one, and then I got Gizmos and Gadgets and it was THE BEST! I still remember playing with all the little physics things in it.
I think HOTUD has Gizmos and Gadgets that you can download.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on April 25, 2009, 12:21:48 AM
The Orange Box (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/) is on sale this weekend, for $10. Yes, that's right. Five games, at the equivalent of two bucks apiece.

So if you don't have it, now would be an excellent time to get it.

That's awesome! I just bought it!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on April 25, 2009, 12:26:08 AM
The Orange Box (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/) is on sale this weekend, for $10. Yes, that's right. Five games, at the equivalent of two bucks apiece.

So if you don't have it, now would be an excellent time to get it.

That's awesome! I just bought it!

Another guy to play TF2 with! ;)

What's your Steam name? I'll shoot ya a friend request.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 25, 2009, 12:05:01 PM
Captain Falcon should have had a sidearm in Brawl like Fox did.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 25, 2009, 06:23:50 PM
Falcon elbow, eh?


Hmm, if only my specs were good enough for the Orange Box....I should just buy it now and wait for a better computer. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 25, 2009, 06:34:04 PM
If only I had a 360, then I'd get Oblivion (and/or Bioshock).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 25, 2009, 06:40:13 PM
I'd say Oblivion before Bioshock.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 26, 2009, 11:14:52 AM
They're both for the computer aren't they?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 26, 2009, 02:10:51 PM
They're both for the computer aren't they?
Man, I've been wanting that game since it came out.  I would get a 360 just for that game.  Seriously.

There's a PC version.  That's what I play.  :)

*awaits Kuwabara's post about how his computer sucks and he doesn't upgrade it*

Took the words right out of my mouth.  ;D
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on April 26, 2009, 07:25:45 PM
I recently downloaded Battle for Wesnoth, though right now I suck
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on April 26, 2009, 07:52:10 PM
The Orange Box (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/) is on sale this weekend, for $10. Yes, that's right. Five games, at the equivalent of two bucks apiece.

So if you don't have it, now would be an excellent time to get it.

That's awesome! I just bought it!

Another guy to play TF2 with! ;)

What's your Steam name? I'll shoot ya a friend request.

either cq75 or 75. I have the free block as my avatar, so you'll know it's me

I'm not very good yet, it seems like each day I'm good with a different character.


***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 27, 2009, 11:49:39 AM
***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on April 27, 2009, 11:57:49 AM
***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Do you remember "a sad man from Africa?" :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 27, 2009, 12:03:47 PM
***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Do you remember "a sad man from Africa?" :P
You just brought back so many memories.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on April 27, 2009, 01:43:09 PM
Man, when summer comes around, I am SO getting back to Skulltag (when I am not working or playing The Conduit).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 27, 2009, 05:34:13 PM
Yay! What with the new ST releases and CQ Arena and the Lounge, this'll be an awesome summer!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on April 28, 2009, 03:27:13 PM
***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Do you remember "a sad man from Africa?" :P

WUT

That's just a very old inside joke from an old friend. He doesn't even remember it. I couldn't do 75 because I could only trick Steam into thinking that was my ID one time, once I switched it stupidly, it wouldn't let me switch back. (Steam doesn't allow just a number username... dumb rule)

btw... what is it about TF2 that seems to attract all these people who swear? Seriously, with some people it's nearly every other word, and it's hard to find a server without at least one of them

EDIT- There were some worse, too. They bring o_O to a whole new level.

uncultured ruffians....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on April 28, 2009, 03:44:01 PM
btw... what is it about TF2 that seems to attract all these people who swear? Seriously, with some people it's nearly every other word, and it's hard to find a server without at least one of them

EDIT- There were some worse, too. They bring o_O to a whole new level.

uncultured ruffians....

I hear Counter-Strike is worse... But that's beside the point.

If there's only one or two guys on the server being jerks, the Mute option is always available. If there's more than that, may I suggest changing servers. And if you look enough, there are a few good servers out there. I know the FISH servers have a no-swearing policy. (Not at my regular computer right now, so I can't give you the IP. Just look for The FISH servers in the serverlist.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on April 28, 2009, 03:46:46 PM
***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Do you remember "a sad man from Africa?" :P

WUT

That's just a very old inside joke from an old friend. He doesn't even remember it. I couldn't do 75 because I could only trick Steam into thinking that was my ID one time, once I switched it stupidly, it wouldn't let me switch back. (Steam doesn't allow just a number username... dumb rule)

btw... what is it about TF2 that seems to attract all these people who swear? Seriously, with some people it's nearly every other word, and it's hard to find a server without at least one of them

EDIT- There were some worse, too. They bring o_O to a whole new level.

uncultured ruffians....

I recommend trying some of The_FISH servers for it, xbolt or SS or I could PM you the IP addresses for them.  Swearing isn't allowed in there and oyu will get kicked out if you do.

However, the servers are empty a good deal of the time, There are usually quite a few people on between 7:00P.M.-2:00A.M. EST

*edit* hehe, xbolt beat me to it. XD

*edit* goes to get IP addresses
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 28, 2009, 04:04:34 PM
Ugh. And what's worse is, you've got 10 year olds playing CS as well.  :-\



***EDIT - Changed it to RAdioAfrica

wut o_O
Do you remember "a sad man from Africa?" :P

WUT


It's an old inside joke from the summer.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on April 30, 2009, 09:58:31 AM
I do not recall that. >.<
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on April 30, 2009, 12:50:55 PM
It was mostly a Skulltag thing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 01, 2009, 08:17:39 AM
yeah, 75, either The Fish or some of the HK Noob servers. (mostly filled with either full noob or high skilled though).
Usually you get a nice band on there, only one or 2 people being jerks on a BAD day. and they just brought up a new server, 24/7 CP and CTF. On the HK servers, you usually dont get much talking, so thats good. On The Fish, beware for jerks that join just to talk trash. We had one join the other day and he started downing most of the reasons for the rules and eventually contradicted himself (I wish the Admins would have just banned him instead of warning him and letting him leave on his own...)

But AFAIK, CS:S is worse.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 02, 2009, 09:26:58 PM
Banned who?  ???

So, I'm having a hard time with a decision... maybe y'all can help? I have the opportunity to buy a Wii, like 3 controllers, several memory cards, and a ton of Wii games (Zelda, Smash Bros, Resident Evil, etc) for $200. The original owner is pretty much my brother and I know how the Wii has been treated and such. Should I go for it?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 02, 2009, 09:35:14 PM
Go for it!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 02, 2009, 09:47:46 PM
Banned who?  ???
The guy that joined the server that Atariangamer's talking about. It's outside of CQFF, if that's what you're asking
So, I'm having a hard time with a decision... maybe y'all can help? I have the opportunity to buy a Wii, like 3 controllers, several memory cards, and a ton of Wii games (Zelda, Smash Bros, Resident Evil, etc) for $200. The original owner is pretty much my brother and I know how the Wii has been treated and such. Should I go for it?
Sounds like a good deal if you don't mind used. The Wii by itself is $250. A note about SSBB that I found out the hard way: They won't led you transfer your main game data, but just minor things like photos, stages, and whatnot, so keep that in mind.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 02, 2009, 09:49:53 PM
Yes!  Get it!  And get The Conduit when it comes out (June 23rd, shameless advertising FTW!).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 02, 2009, 09:53:34 PM
As far as the memory cards go: Unless you have a boatload of games (like, a hundred or two), a lot of memory cards is probably overkill. The Wii uses plan ol' SD cards, anyway, so those cards would probably work just as well in whatever else you have that uses SD cards, such as a digital camera.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 02, 2009, 10:42:19 PM
Again, the previous owner is practically my brother, so I know what sort of treatment it's been living with. I was actually using his Wii more than he was for the longest time... and the poor thing hasn't been used at all for the last 4 or so months. Also, he just fell into having several SD cards, not sure how, but he didn't pay for them and neither am I. I know it's overkill, but if they come with the Wii, I can't complain. If my tax money gets here soon, I think I'm going to buy the Wii.  :)

Kuwabara, The Conduit looks neat! Huzzah for Sega! There aren't enough FPS games for the Wii, so I'm definitely excited to see this particular release.

Edit: Now I want to buy this instead... http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1302100IB/Pioneer-DEH-2100IB.html?tp=5684
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 02, 2009, 11:56:39 PM
I say go for the wii!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 02, 2009, 11:59:13 PM
Hmm....Wii or a pimpin' sound system.......thats a hard choice.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 03, 2009, 12:15:50 AM
I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 03, 2009, 12:50:54 PM
I guess wii, but there really isn't a lot of good games out for it.

SSBB was good, even though the story modes are rather tedious.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on May 03, 2009, 02:29:49 PM
I guess wii, but there really isn't a lot of good games out for it.

SSBB was good, even though the story modes are rather tedious.

I dunno, I found quite a few to be enjoyable.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 03, 2009, 03:02:46 PM
I guess wii, but there really isn't a lot of good games out for it.

On the IGN Wii boards I go to, you would be burnt at the stake for such blasphemy. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 03, 2009, 05:15:18 PM
I guess wii, but there really isn't a lot of good games out for it.

On the IGN Wii boards I go to, you would be burnt at the stake for such blasphemy. XD

ok, so which games are good?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 03, 2009, 06:00:07 PM
/me clears his throat before engaging in a long list

Twilight Princess

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Smash Bros Brawl

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Excitetruck

Mario Kart Wii

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Or whatever the second to latest one is called)

No More Heroes

Medal of Honor Heroes 2

Trauma Center: New Blood

Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Madden series

Tiger Woods series

Boom Blox

Super Paper Mario

MadWorld

Rune Factory: Frontier

as well as a large library of classic games available to download via the Virtual Console and upcoming projects that look very promising.

(And these are just off of the top of my head)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 03, 2009, 09:18:27 PM
Well bc, how much time do you spend in your car?  :D

I say go for the wii, and get a nice sound system after.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Richie on May 03, 2009, 09:25:27 PM
Brain Candy,

The benefit to owning a Wii is that it doesn't own you.  If you go for a X360 or PS3, you have to play most of the games you're working on every single day in order to keep caught up on what is happening.  Most Wii games allow you to stop and pick back up at any time.

Richie's Top Wii Games:

1.  Resident Evil 4 (Wii Edition)
2.  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3.  Super Mario Galaxy
4.  Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
5.  Madworld
6.  Mario Kart Wii

What I'm REALLY looking forward to is The Conduit.  http://wii.ign.com/objects/142/14248157.html
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 03, 2009, 10:11:40 PM
>.>

<.<

One word: HOMEBREW
Though you limit your update abilities, you get LOADS of advantages. (But all updated functionality can be attained through special programs that download and patch the updates, so you dont hafta worry about breaking it :))

However, you need Zelda: Twilight Princess. And it needs to be an older system menu. but meh, who wants to hack their wii?


I would personally go for the sound system if you didn't feel like hacking. A game system is a game system...but a sound system is PWNZ. If I got a car, I'd put in a simple upgrade to the radio and speaks. (but if that car is a '55 T-bird...mebe not XD)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 03, 2009, 11:35:08 PM
One word: HOMEBREW
The homebrew Wii concept was actually one of the driving forces behind considering getting one. I'm not sure if he allowed that anti-homebrew patch to go through though... er, from what I understand of it anyway.

The benefit to owning a Wii is that it doesn't own you.
/me clears his throat before engaging in a long list
Great game lists guys! Luckily, he already owns some of those, which I've played and must agree... really epic games. Beyond those though, I tended to have the "Wii's have crud games" attitude, like 75, which is why I was hesitant to buy the Wii to begin with. Your lists included games I have not heard of before though and they look super epic. And I'm definitely happy not to have my life owned by the Wii!

I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
May I ask what specifically you don't like about aftermarket sound systems? I generally don't like them either-- the majority of the decks remind me of those alien head PC cases... all bright, tacky, and bulbous. Why I would even consider upgrading my stock system other than the fact that it is the oldest looking thing in the car, is that it does not have an iPod connection of any sort. The one I picked out has an integration kit specifically built for my car, which I've seen in action, and I must say it looks like it belongs there more than my stock deck. I would definitely appreciate the iPod interface and the nicer looking deck. I don't plan on ever upgrading any of the car speakers, hence not getting an uber over the top deck.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 03, 2009, 11:39:21 PM
I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
May I ask what specifically you don't like about aftermarket sound systems?
It's a personal thing. I go to the classic car shows, and moan whenever I see interiors of old cars messed with like that.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 03, 2009, 11:42:16 PM
I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
May I ask what specifically you don't like about aftermarket sound systems?
It's a personal thing. I go to the classic car shows, and moan whenever I see interiors of old cars messed with like that.
Well those are old cars and I agree with you there. Unfortunately, the Element won't really be considered a classic outside of circles that currently think the VW Bus is a classic, so replacing my ugly looking and not-so-functional stock stereo won't harm anyone.

Here is an interior shot of my Ele's build. Not mine though:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2304527611_ceff9275df.jpg?v=0)

I'm leaning towards the Wii after all of the encouragement... that and I'm not feeling like fiddling with customizing my Element just yet.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 03, 2009, 11:49:00 PM
I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
May I ask what specifically you don't like about aftermarket sound systems?
It's a personal thing. I go to the classic car shows, and moan whenever I see interiors of old cars messed with like that.
Well those are old cars and I agree with you there. Unfortunately, the Element won't really be considered a classic outside of circles that currently think the VW Bus is a classic, so replacing my ugly looking and not-so-functional stock stereo won't harm anyone.
Hee hee hee. I know that. I was just using old cars as an example to get across how I felt about the whole general thing. You're probably right about that. Again, it's just a personal thing. I like to keep everything stock and in original condition.

For the record, "stock and original condition" also means that I don't care to void my Wii's system update, warranty, functionality, lifespan, or any other stuff like that by hacking around with it. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 04, 2009, 12:11:59 AM
I have a certain... disdain for aftermarket sound systems, so my choice obviously leans towards the Wii package.
May I ask what specifically you don't like about aftermarket sound systems?
It's a personal thing. I go to the classic car shows, and moan whenever I see interiors of old cars messed with like that.
Well those are old cars and I agree with you there. Unfortunately, the Element won't really be considered a classic outside of circles that currently think the VW Bus is a classic, so replacing my ugly looking and not-so-functional stock stereo won't harm anyone.
Hee hee hee. I know that. I was just using old cars as an example to get across how I felt about the whole general thing. You're probably right about that. Again, it's just a personal thing. I like to keep everything stock and in original condition.

For the record, "stock and original condition" also means that I don't care to void my Wii's system update, warranty, functionality, lifespan, or any other stuff like that by hacking around with it. :P
Sometimes, stock condition is fail. And as for the Wii, as fun as homebrewing sounds, I'm going to pass for the reasons that you listed. It's the same reason why I don't overclock.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 04, 2009, 12:17:10 AM
I put computers in the list of things that most likely fail in stock condition.

This is so weird. It's like we're agreeing and disagreeing at the same time on the same issue, creating a washy discussion. :D

I'll ask one final question before I go on my way: Did I set your hair on fire? :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 04, 2009, 12:23:35 AM
I'll ask one final question before I go on my way: Did I set your hair on fire? :P
No, you did not! I appear to be immune to your Manny'ish ways.  ;D

LOL, and yes, we're going into hardcore circular arguments here. Let's agree to agree on some things and disagree on others. But that Element is going to get a new stereo someday...I want my iPod connectivity! For now, the Wii! ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 04, 2009, 12:35:15 AM
On the subject of Wii, unrelated to discussions on fire extinguishers:

I find that if you play a Wii a lot, you'll run through batteries fairly frequently, so rechargeable batteries would be a good investment. You can get plan ol' rechargeables, any of the various custom charging stations for around $20, or a really nice one for around $40 (it was some strange thing where you lay the Wii Remotes on a pad, and they somehow get charged that way).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 04, 2009, 01:08:00 AM
On the subject of Wii, unrelated to discussions on fire extinguishers:

I find that if you play a Wii a lot, you'll run through batteries fairly frequently, so rechargeable batteries would be a good investment. You can get plan ol' rechargeables, any of the various custom charging stations for around $20, or a really nice one for around $40 (it was some strange thing where you lay the Wii Remotes on a pad, and they somehow get charged that way).
It comes with a charging station as well. The $20 variety. :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on May 04, 2009, 05:03:36 AM
>.>

<.<

One word: HOMEBREW
Though you limit your update abilities, you get LOADS of advantages. (But all updated functionality can be attained through special programs that download and patch the updates, so you dont hafta worry about breaking it :))

However, you need Zelda: Twilight Princess. And it needs to be an older system menu. but meh, who wants to hack their wii?

That's why I wait until AFTER the system is dead to do homebrew. No more updates, company doesn't care if you modify the thing, etc etc etc. Though that reminds me... I still need to build myself a Sega Genesis flash cart...
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Post by: Atariangamer on May 04, 2009, 08:35:00 AM
A genesis flash cart would own...

but the wii still is a good choice for all other reasons posted. (and I have 3 chargers, one USB, the other another station, and they save my LIFE.
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Post by: Kuwabara on May 04, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
Having a Wii without rechargeable batteries is like getting a car without a steering wheel.  The same can be said for all of these wireless controllers though.
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Post by: Richie on May 04, 2009, 10:06:27 AM
Good choice going with the Wii, BC.  The first game to play is Resident Evil 4!  There is NOTHING BETTER!  That game is a work of art.  That sounds silly to say about a zombie game, but they put it together so beautifully, it is nothing less than a work of hard.  At second place is Twilight Princess.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 04, 2009, 10:20:25 AM
I played Resi 4 back on the 'Cube, back when it was "exclusive" to it (and now you can practically find it in your dogs dish bowl).  That game was so fun.  My older brother beat it 20 times.

Mercanaries (In Resi 4) was also a lot of fun too.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 04, 2009, 02:11:48 PM
...the VW Bus is a classic...

*laughs*


So...a Wii doesn't have an AC Adapter or anything? Just batteries?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 04, 2009, 03:06:49 PM
The Wii itself requires regular power like any other console. It's the Wii Remotes that require batteries, since all of them are wireless.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 04, 2009, 03:40:35 PM
Ah, that makes much more sense.  :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 04, 2009, 04:25:46 PM
Just doing my part to propagate common sense. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on May 04, 2009, 04:29:44 PM
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p21/Kothlim/Dungeons%20and%20Dragons%20Motivationals/commonsense2.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 05, 2009, 02:22:21 AM
...the VW Bus is a classic...

*laughs*
Hey, I never said I thought it was!  :P

Richie, I've actually played both that Resident Evil game and Twilight Princess. Both were ridiculously fun. Resident Evil had me shrieking and Twilight Princess had me trying to fish while drunk. ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 05, 2009, 10:21:43 AM
...and Twilight Princess had me trying to fish while drunk. ><

LOL!  That'd be so funny to watch!  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 05, 2009, 05:35:43 PM
...the VW Bus is a classic...

*laughs*
Hey, I never said I thought it was!  :P

I know that, I'm just saying that circles thinking the VW Bus are classic are made of fail.  :D
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Post by: xbolt on May 05, 2009, 05:37:44 PM
(http://www.classiccar.com/garage/blog/uploads/vw_ball.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 05, 2009, 05:40:46 PM
XD

I just cracked up when I saw that.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on May 05, 2009, 05:43:49 PM
(http://www.classiccar.com/garage/blog/uploads/vw_ball.jpg)

LOLWUT?!?!?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 05, 2009, 06:00:49 PM
The best part of it is the file URL. Analyze it a bit, and see why it's significant.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 05, 2009, 06:03:32 PM
I must say that RE is too bloody for my tastes, TF2 is even a bit too much sometimes (I've thought many times of making a CQ version)

I really didn't like TP, either. I played it on gamecube, and it had amazing graphics but the story was very lacking compared to the other games, and it got really boring after a while (The only zelda game I ever got bored with....).

It didn't really seem like a zelda game; OoT, WW, and MM were so much more fun to play.

MM had the mystery, and the music was awesome. The characters made it feel really awesome too. Ok, it wasn't realistic, but that's not a big deal, it felt like you were half dreaming when you played it.

WW was really cool to play too, I could really get into it and the graphics were wierd but it was really creative. The squiggly explosions and the purple pigs (not to mention the ability to pick up your enemy's weapons and use them against other enemies  ;D ;D) made it awesome to play.

The thing is, that when you faced those HUGE knights, you don't need them to be realistic, your heart is pounding because those guys are really strong and can take you down in a few swipes.

TP, in my opinion, ripped those cel shaded knights (along with many cool moves) from WW and shoved them into TP.  I really don't think TP should have done this, and I think they should've delayed release until they could come up with enough decent ideas to fill the game.

The fact that WW's dungeons were far better than the TP dungeons just shows how little thought they put into the game. I encourage you to play the Earth Temple in WW and compare it to something in TP. I think you'll agree.

One dungeon I did like in TP was the Temple of Time, but that was the only high part of the entire game. The rest of what I saw struck me as rather dull...

The music was very disappointing as well, I can only think of one or two good songs in TP. WW, OoT, and MM had some of the best music ever seen in games.

Ok, just had to throw that out there with all this TP praise. Hope I didn't hurt your eyes with all this text.
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Post by: Manny Cav on May 05, 2009, 06:10:08 PM
I have one thing to say on this.

Why did they mess with Link in Wind Waker? ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 05, 2009, 06:15:48 PM
I didn't think he looked to bad....

Why does Link have an earring in TP? Does he play heavy metal/rap concerts in Hyrule castle when he's not saving the world?  XD I never thought I'd see a punk link.
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Post by: Loremaster on May 05, 2009, 10:52:04 PM
I didn't think he looked to bad....

Why does Link have an earring in TP? Does he play heavy metal/rap concerts in Hyrule castle when he's not saving the world?  XD I never thought I'd see a punk link.

Earrings mean different things in different cultures.

As for Twilight Princess, I found it to be more of a drama than a fable. I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 05, 2009, 11:56:34 PM
I didn't think he looked to bad....
Windwaker is the last Zelda game you'll find in my collection. :P The only Zelda game I actually own is the SNES A Link to the Past (epic win), and the only other games I've played are borrowed copies of the two NES games, and the trial version of Ocarina of Time that came with Brawl. However, I could see right from the start how Navi got a reputation of being... a pain in the neck. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 06, 2009, 09:36:02 AM
I liked WW. It was unique and I loved the artstyle.  My favorite Zelda game is still Majora's Mask.  Alot of people didnt like the time system, but I liked it along with the end of the world theme going on with it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 06, 2009, 11:53:02 AM
The worst was when they thought it was a good idea to put Toon Link in Brawl. I was glad to see Young Link go away, but why did they have to give him a replacement like that? I wouldn't use Toon Link at all if he didn't own the regular Link in actual combat. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 06, 2009, 01:56:56 PM
You guys are very strange... Here's somethings I'd like to point out.

Starting with OoT. The game "was" amazing, really, it didn't have an up though. Looking back at the games... There's no ups to it really. Hyrule field was just a wide open area, with nothing to do in it. The dungeons were terrible. The forest temple, the desert temple, and the two goron area dungeons were fine, but the rest were just plain bad. WUT'S WITH GANON'S NOSE????

MM was fine. I didn't like its dungeons but the last one. I liked the things in between them though.

WW was really good! I loved all its dungeons but the last two. Not to mention the super special awesome plot twist! >.< Now get over the stupid graphics! Yikes, they're not that poor! The game is fun, the graphics don't change that. @Manny, if you played WW you'd know that he's not link. <_<

TP got praised because the people who played it actually read the text. :P What's wrong with the story? I personally think that the story is the most thought out, out of all the games. (I could care less about the kids in Ordan though.) The problem with TP is that it took all the things that made other games good, and put it into TP. EX. Wind Waker's "air?" Dungeon, they had the sky dungeon. They took the first ganon battle idea from WW and put it in as the battle in the ice house dungeon. Although the Twilight isn't eactly like the dark world... ok yeah, it sorta is. I can go on...

I half to agree with LoreMaster though, it's more like a Drama.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 06, 2009, 02:50:08 PM
Starting with OoT. The game "was" amazing, really, it didn't have an up though. Looking back at the games... There's no ups to it really. Hyrule field was just a wide open area, with nothing to do in it. The dungeons were terrible. The forest temple, the desert temple, and the two goron area dungeons were fine, but the rest were just plain bad. WUT'S WITH GANON'S NOSE????
When Nintendo Power did their 200th issue and they listed the top 200 Nintendo games (this was when Wii was already out and going, mind you), Ocarina of Time got 1st place. I haven't played it, but so far, you're the only one I've ever heard dis it.
@Manny, if you played WW you'd know that he's not link. <_<
Oh, silly me, I got the diet shampoo. His name is actually TOON LINK. ;D
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Post by: Replica on May 06, 2009, 04:53:48 PM
Must.. not... break... rules.... with F**l...

In Oot, link is pulled out of WW dimension. Toon Link is actually not his descendant.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 06, 2009, 05:11:56 PM
O_o DIET SHAMPOO?! WUT?

And I got to a point in TP that I just gave up...i'll pick it up later when I get bored again. It really had me wanting to play it for awhile, then it just got kinda twisted and EXTREMELY hard...so I dropped it, meaning to pick it up in a week, that eventually turned into about 3 months.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 06, 2009, 05:17:30 PM
Must.. not... break... rules.... with F**l...

In Oot, link is pulled out of WW dimension. Toon Link is actually not his descendant.
All I know is that the only name I've ever seen affixed to the Hero of Time is Link or Toon Link. I never said they were descendants or whatever. Perhaps you know Toon Link's real name, since you state that he's not actually Link?
O_o DIET SHAMPOO?! WUT?
It's a fancy way of saying that you got corrected by someone for making a trivial mistake, such as mistaking a Ford Crown Victoria for a Mercury Grand Marquis. The comparison is that instead of giving someone regular shampoo, I gave them diet shampoo instead. The difference is trivial.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 06, 2009, 05:20:05 PM
I really have no clue about any of this stuff. However, my friend has Ocarina of Time, and he thinks it's great. He's not much of a gamer though. More guitar and bass.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 06, 2009, 07:27:55 PM
O_o DIET SHAMPOO?! WUT?

And I got to a point in TP that I just gave up...i'll pick it up later when I get bored again. It really had me wanting to play it for awhile, then it just got kinda twisted and EXTREMELY hard...so I dropped it, meaning to pick it up in a week, that eventually turned into about 3 months.

I'd love to help you if you need it. :)

@Manny, same as every one else... You get to name your Character.
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Post by: 75 on May 06, 2009, 07:38:19 PM

TP got praised because the people who played it actually read the text. :P What's wrong with the story? I personally think that the story is the most thought out, out of all the games. (I could care less about the kids in Ordan though.) The problem with TP is that it took all the things that made other games good, and put it into TP. EX. Wind Waker's "air?" Dungeon, they had the sky dungeon. They took the first ganon battle idea from WW and put it in as the battle in the ice house dungeon. Although the Twilight isn't eactly like the dark world... ok yeah, it sorta is. I can go on...


I actually did read the text. A few parts (The temple of time like i said, and the mansion) were unique and really cool, but the rest of it was quite literally ripped out of WW. WW actually had a story, TP seemed to have more like a Donkey Kong story - save the princess and save another princess. There were some good side stories, but as a whole it seemed much less meaningful than WW or any other Zelda game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 06, 2009, 09:55:00 PM
@Manny, same as every one else... You get to name your Character.
Wait, is that all? I have yet to see a Zelda game where you don't name the character (or game file). But his real name is Link, besides what the player actually decides to name him.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 06, 2009, 10:33:24 PM
lol wut?

All of them are exactly "Save the princess." Though I don't recall Donkey-kong ever having a princess in it. I think you mean Mario.

TP is about an Evil dude, AKA Zant, who takes over the light world, and forces it into Darkness/Twilight. The first part is about removing the darkness from the world. Then the second part is when Link tries to get all 4 shards of the mirror of twilight. Which allows him to enter the dark world to defeat Zant. He then discovers that Ganondorf took over Hyrule, and he goes, and defeats Ganondorf. Where do you get, "Save the Princess from?" *Please note I said this in a informative tone. I don't mean it to sound offensive.*

@Manny, yeah, that's it. He's not the hero of time, but he's called the hero of the winds! My point is that he doesn't begin with the tryforce, but you half to get it at the end.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 06, 2009, 11:38:33 PM
I just mean that there's no twists in TP. It's just a really simple collect stuff sotryline. Calling it "save the princess" was a bit inaccurate, it made sense when I typed it but I guess it only made sense to me, oops  :-\

When I mean a simple storyline, WW had twists, and it felt real. The characters actually meant something.

In TP, I was never entirely sure where I was going to go next, and with the exception of a few characters in Ordon there really wasn't much depth in their development.

When I said Donkey Kong I was referring to the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Just retro gone mad that time  ;)

that reminds me, it seems like the Dark world could have been done so much better, it could have been really beautiful, but the only thing pretty about it was the sky (which I really like in games, btw, WW particularly did that well).

A lot of the dark world was just shaded and dulled down versions of the real world. It was interesting, but not all that fun to be in. It played a bit like a twilight zone episode, so it had that going for it at least.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 07, 2009, 10:02:51 AM
Well, you're right there. :)

They had puny twists though, say Ganondorf being the main boss, and Zant coming form being creepy to just plain... weird.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 07, 2009, 11:16:51 AM
@Manny, yeah, that's it. He's not the hero of time, but he's called the hero of the winds! My point is that he doesn't begin with the tryforce, but you half to get it at the end.
Hero of the Winds must be a Toon Link title, then, because Hero of Time is the only title I've heard Link go by. You make it sound as if Wind Waker is the only Zelda game you've ever played. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 07, 2009, 12:14:13 PM
No, I've played... in order...

Majora's Mask.
Twilight Princess
Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda 2 (I forget what it's called...)
Wind Waker
Minish Cap
Link to the past
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 07, 2009, 01:21:43 PM
There's a New Zelda game in the works. (http://www.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/thelegendofzeldaspirittracks/news.html?sid=6206744) Ha ha at the comments. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 07, 2009, 01:47:27 PM
Oh yeah, that game is more support that the latest Zelda Wii project will be steampunk.  (I hope to goodness it is!)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 07, 2009, 03:33:01 PM
.... Steam Punk?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on May 07, 2009, 04:30:37 PM
.... Steam Punk?
Steampunk! From what I've understood, it can be pretty much summed up with what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.

There were rumors a while back that Zelda was going steampunk, even though the series has actually always maintained a very medieval foundation.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 07, 2009, 06:13:07 PM
...I mean... locomotives... in Zelda? I guess their society is advancing, just like on our world.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 07, 2009, 06:39:58 PM
Ah, steampunk! If there are trains in it, I'm buying the game without a Wii.  :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 07, 2009, 06:45:36 PM
It's for the DS.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 07, 2009, 07:58:51 PM
There's a New Zelda game in the works. (http://www.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/thelegendofzeldaspirittracks/news.html?sid=6206744) Ha ha at the comments. :P

At least the music sounds cool. Controlling that big knight thing is cool too

EDIT - I really hope it's not only DSi compatible. I just bought my DS Lite, that's not cool.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 07, 2009, 09:01:13 PM
Nah. Unless it had some vital camera aspect in it, it will most likely work on you DSL.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 08, 2009, 11:30:34 AM
I'm pretty sure all DS games work on the DSi ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 08, 2009, 12:01:07 PM
Replica, the question is not if the DS games will work on a DSi that 75 doesn't have, but if this new DS game will work on his DS Lite, since the report is that future DS games will only work on the DSi.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on May 08, 2009, 12:46:35 PM
it's DSi from now on?!?! :o I'd better start saving up if that's the case. say, I've seen advirtisements for someplace like Gamestop where you could get a DSi if you trade in your DSL (along with paying 70 bucks or something like that). but what about trading in a regular DS for a DSi? will they do that?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 08, 2009, 01:33:57 PM
I doubt it.  Finding a old DS is like finding a old rare type of beetle.  I.E. it is old and has little value, but it is rare.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 08, 2009, 03:14:49 PM
Replica, the question is not if the DS games will work on a DSi that 75 doesn't have, but if this new DS game will work on his DS Lite, since the report is that future DS games will only work on the DSi.

I meant the opposite... O_O WUT! -OVER 9,000!!!!! For Nintendo!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 08, 2009, 09:28:52 PM
Meh, DS's. I mean, they're cool and all, but I don't play 'em that much. (I don't own one, for example)

But epic fail to Nintendo for trashing forward-compatibility!  >:(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 08, 2009, 09:34:04 PM
In a unrelated video game note: our entire Environmental Science class got into a awesome discussion of old games (I.E. anything from the 90's).  By the end of class, we all agreed that it would be so cool to go back to the 90's.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 08, 2009, 09:35:33 PM
In a unrelated video game note: our entire Environmental Science class got into a awesome discussion of old games (I.E. anything from the 90's).  By the end of class, we all agreed that it would be so cool to go back to the 90's.

"If you wanna be my lover, first you have to be my friend..."

Anyone from the 90s realizes that I am not seriously telling someone that.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 08, 2009, 10:42:08 PM
Running in the nineties...

That song is REALLY whacked if you read the words...


But what I would want to see is L4D style survival expanded across a campaign like setting with story and the like.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 08, 2009, 11:38:24 PM
In a unrelated video game note: our entire Environmental Science class got into a awesome discussion of old games (I.E. anything from the 90's).  By the end of class, we all agreed that it would be so cool to go back to the 90's.

"If you wanna be my lover, first you have to be my friend..."


Now it's better

ARGH.... I haven't heard that song since the senior party.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 09, 2009, 12:12:39 PM
Word on the street is that 3D Realms has shut down, which may finally end Duke Nukem Forever's (Did Not Finish, ha ha) agonizingly long development.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 09, 2009, 12:15:41 PM
yep, its down...good bye, good friend...your contribution to gaming will be missed...

I've got the main site saying goodbye, I've got wikipedia saying it, and 2 other news sources saying its down, and that the Take Two developer for DNF isn't funding it anymore.


...does this mean that 3D Realms games are abandonware now? or does apogee still claim them?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 09, 2009, 02:33:17 PM
Word on the street is that 3D Realms has shut down, which may finally end Duke Nukem Forever's (Did Not Finish, ha ha) agonizingly long development.

WHAT?  :o

I couldn't care less about Duke Nukem (except for the side scroller DNs, which were AWESOME) but wow, I can't believe that 3drealms is going out!

They practically owned the 16 bit era of computer gaming in the 90s....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 09, 2009, 02:49:25 PM
along with apogee, they were it when it came to early computer gaming.

and what are you talking about, DN3D was AWESOME! Ken Silverman's engine was great for that game. (if you dont know who he is...then DIE NOOB! [jk])
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 09, 2009, 03:51:15 PM
Ah yes, Duke Nukem Taking Forever.  I kinda figured that something like this would happen.  Doesn't apply much to me.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 09, 2009, 09:43:08 PM
I remember playing DN....whatever you do, dont give the girls the money. My 11-year-old eyes were scarred.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: The Slimeinator on May 09, 2009, 09:52:11 PM
There's a New Zelda game in the works. (http://www.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/thelegendofzeldaspirittracks/news.html?sid=6206744) Ha ha at the comments. :P

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! The blonde fail from Wind Waker! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 09, 2009, 10:46:48 PM
I remember playing DN....whatever you do, dont give the girls the money. My 11-year-old eyes were scarred.

I have yet to try the first 2 side scrollers, I was always into FPS when I could. I saved myself by thinking it was more scary with the adult mode on, so I turned it off. Then later on, around 13, I found it again and tried it, forgetting about the modes and O_O; was lucky noone was in the room. whats even worse, it was an accident. Hit the wrong button at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 09, 2009, 11:20:58 PM
along with apogee, they were it when it came to early computer gaming.

and what are you talking about, DN3D was AWESOME! Ken Silverman's engine was great for that game. (if you dont know who he is...then DIE NOOB! [jk])

Hey noob  ;D, Apogee = 3drealms. 3drealms just changed it's name from Apogee.

I remember playing DN....whatever you do, dont give the girls the money. My 11-year-old eyes were scarred.

I have yet to try the first 2 side scrollers, I was always into FPS when I could. I saved myself by thinking it was more scary with the adult mode on, so I turned it off. Then later on, around 13, I found it again and tried it, forgetting about the modes and O_O; was lucky noone was in the room. whats even worse, it was an accident. Hit the wrong button at the wrong place at the wrong time.

And THAT is why I didn't care for DN3d. Some REALLY cool stuff (like the space station levels) but a lot of it was pretty graphic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 09, 2009, 11:55:06 PM
The worst part...was those green things that could crawl up your face...GOSH it scared me out of my WITS!

and no, no name change...Apogee released their 2d and sidescroller games, then 3drealms label had all the 3d games (DN3D, Max Payne, and a few bases that got transfered to other developers like the games Blood and Redneck Rampage), and Pinball Wizards was used only for Balls of Steel...so...3DR came AFTER Apogee, and Apogee was the mother company. Plus, I always considered them different because while Apogee was the publisher, 3DR made the games and the like.

It can go either way.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 12, 2009, 11:49:59 PM
So are there actually ANY bonus levels in Flying battery zone? I couldn't find any (though that level is AWESOME)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 13, 2009, 09:40:39 AM
There's a New Zelda game in the works. (http://www.gamespot.com/ds/adventure/thelegendofzeldaspirittracks/news.html?sid=6206744) Ha ha at the comments. :P

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! The blonde fail from Wind Waker! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You should first play the game before you insult it. (Also, remember what game you're on this forum for...)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 13, 2009, 03:30:09 PM
When I speak about CQ, i put it in CQGenDisc...this is for general stuffs! (unless i'm totally missing that last bit's point O_o)
BTW, Replica, I found a sketch of a map I was planning for Quake 2...if you're still interested in doing some modding, PM me and I'll get ya a few things.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 13, 2009, 06:07:47 PM
Actually, I'm still learning how to map for it.  :-[ I cannot get the doors right. (The doors are always the hardest... for some reason?) I'm not quite sure what you mean any way.

BTW, I meant that CQ was Cartoony.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 13, 2009, 06:24:46 PM
Wind Waker's art style supersedes the appearance of being a cartoon. It's more like... super-cell-shaded models and whatnot that look like supped up basic 3D-graphics.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 13, 2009, 06:30:11 PM
It's just stylized, I think the graphics in WW are fantastic. Especially the explosions.

Have you got to the part where Link finds the master sword? That's one of the coolest zelda moments I've seen!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 13, 2009, 07:17:55 PM
Yeah, I've beat the game... TWICE!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 13, 2009, 07:30:55 PM
BTW, I meant that CQ was Cartoony.

You totally did not imply that anywhere. I'm not sure if anyone could have figured that out without you telling them.  :-\

Off-topic: Rep, what does your signature mean?? And how was the finale of House? I heard loads of people thought it was great (all my friends  :P).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 13, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
To answer off-topic utterance: Replica must have been taking the same stuff that House did before, because I said that I would never again watch House because of House's obsession with "shemales" and genitalia. :P Replica, however, insists that I like House, again, because he likely takes the same stuff that House does, since he likes him so much. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 13, 2009, 09:18:42 PM
@above: wat

And replica, the doors arent that hard...and I'm guessing you have quake 2? My problem isn't mapping for it, i'm pretty good there...its just making custom content like models, textures, music, and gfx. though the textures are defined by the bsp when you build it...but meh.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 14, 2009, 09:59:50 AM
To answer off-topic utterance: Replica must have been taking the same stuff that House did before, because I said that I would never again watch House because of House's obsession with "shemales" and genitalia. :P Replica, however, insists that I like House, again, because he likely takes the same stuff that House does, since he likes him so much. :P

Dang! You caught me! :'( It couldn't be because I like teasing you...

BTW, I meant that CQ was Cartoony.

You totally did not imply that anywhere. I'm not sure if anyone could have figured that out without you telling them.  :-\

Off-topic: Rep, what does your signature mean?? And how was the finale of House? I heard loads of people thought it was great (all my friends  :P).

Um.. Um... It's a good thing I posted it then. ;D (Sorry, I'll try to post more detail into, well, my posts.)

The finale was, "Interesting" and didn't make any sense. Basically, it was about House, who tries to prove that his boss loves him, because a certain "Thing" that happened to them. Its revealed that it didn't happen to him in the end, and that his drugs gone to his brain, so he ends up going to a facility for his drug abuse problem. It wasn't really about the patient, who had a problem with is hand, where it moves on its own. I'm not sure what happened to him anyway... I forget. :-[

@above: wat

And replica, the doors arent that hard...and I'm guessing you have quake 2? My problem isn't mapping for it, i'm pretty good there...its just making custom content like models, textures, music, and gfx. though the textures are defined by the bsp when you build it...but meh.

I don't have much time to learn it, so I'll probably get around to that in the summer when school lets off.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 14, 2009, 10:21:10 AM
House is a interesting show....but he certainly makes a lot of cracks at the resident Mormon in the show (the young black guy is LDS).

On topic: Still waiting for June 23rd.  It shall be awesome.  Also, E3 is coming up.  I hope to Buddha it isn't as disappointing as last year was.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 15, 2009, 10:07:24 PM
Can I get a shout out for Lego Island 2?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 15, 2009, 10:34:48 PM
I have a brand new LEGO Island 2 CD that I've never played. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 15, 2009, 10:43:03 PM
I have a brand new LEGO Island 2 CD that I've never played. :P
That's just plain wrong!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 15, 2009, 10:45:13 PM
No, seriously. Never been put into a computer. I might be able to eBay it for 10$-20$ or so. :P Or is there a reason in particular that I might not want to do that?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 15, 2009, 10:50:17 PM
No, seriously. Never been put into a computer. I might be able to eBay it for 10$-20$ or so. :P Or is there a reason in particular that I might not want to do that?
It's one of the best computer games I've ever played.

good graphics + fun mini-games + beautiful scenery + great music + amazing story = WIN
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 16, 2009, 11:30:32 AM
The trouble isn't ending for 3D Realms. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6209746.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;4) Duke Nukem Forever's publisher (or at least the contracted publisher), Take-Two, is suing the closed company for money spent on publishing rights.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 16, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
wow.... do you guys realize how few games 3dRealms has been making lately? It's like they've been completely banking on DNF, but they were barely working on it.

Since they quit making games like DN2, Mystic towers, and others many years ago, it may be callous but the best thing they can do for their fans would be to sell the rights to their copyrighted games. They haven't made any good next gen versions of their old games, and their new games are no different than anything else out there.

EDIT TO AVOID DOUBLE POST

Hey, there's some classic FPS on Steam! SoD is only $5, that's awesome!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 17, 2009, 02:33:54 PM
Oh yeah, Steam has tons of old idgames stuff and the like.

I was playing HL2 at a friend's house, and it was really fun. I got three perfect headshots in a row with a pistol! My friend said I have Counter-Strike skills (which I don't really).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 17, 2009, 03:20:41 PM
Forget headshots. The advertisements I've seen floating around advertise "nutshots." Let your mind roll on and see if you can figure out what message these video game advertisers were trying to get across.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 17, 2009, 05:01:29 PM
I don't care what some people say, Bejeweled Twist is the best puzzle game since Tetris.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on May 17, 2009, 06:43:02 PM
Never played Bejeweled Twist. But Tetris does pwn. I once took a 4 hr flight and played Tetris the entire time on that classic GameBoy. It was pretty marvelous.

BTW. I was talking with some of my friends about new video game features they'd like to see. One of my friends said that when he runs out of ammo on an FPS really wants to be able to throw the guns at the enemy. (lol) and now I'm wondering if any of you guys have any ideas for new video game features.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 17, 2009, 06:44:49 PM
Alternate endings. We've lost them. Sonic CD had LOTS of alternate futures and pasts...as well as a good and bad ending. Then again...its really hard to have multiple story lines.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 17, 2009, 06:50:02 PM
Alternate endings. We've lost them. Sonic CD had LOTS of alternate futures and pasts...as well as a good and bad ending. Then again...its really hard to have multiple story lines.

QFT

anyone here ever played pokemon puzzle league? It sounds lame, but it's actually worth a play. You could probably pick it up for less than 5 bucks, I found it quite addictive.

You know Amazon is trying to sell Doom Collector's Edition for $130?? That's insane! I picked mine up at a record store for $10!

Wish I had it now.... it's probably on the other side of the state by now.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 17, 2009, 06:55:22 PM
O_o how...

If you want, i can get ya a wad or 2...good for skulltaggin'

also, WHO HAS SEEN THE HALF LIFE 2 BETA? OR THE MISSING INFORMATION MOD?
it doth pwnz. especially the borealis (though its uber hard). the sniper rifle is got to be the most awesome weapon. we needed it in HL2. but the OICW isn't that bad, either...there was some other automatic weapon, and it fired 50 SMG rounds in 5 seconds...its PWNZ tho. it has to be THE BEST thing ever...

also, in videogame news...John Romero uploaded a video from iD Software from November 1993...month before DooM. you get to see the whole office, and you get to see doom before the sound was put in...its awesomely epic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 17, 2009, 08:23:07 PM
Alternate endings. We've lost them. Sonic CD had LOTS of alternate futures and pasts...as well as a good and bad ending. Then again...its really hard to have multiple story lines.

Ah, yes. I've always loved playing a game, then replaying it to find out how the other endings went.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 17, 2009, 10:09:41 PM
ok, 2 kinda big bits of gaming videos...well, one is big, the other is pretty good.

NUMBAH ONE!
http://vimeo.com/4022128
This is that "A Visit to id Software". Its got over 21 minutes of the game over a month before release, lacking proper sound and all the music. Plus, you get to see the old offices and stuff...its REALLY interesting.

and...whats this? A TF2 LEAK?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTj6tauY1JU
Meet the Spy...and it cant be ANYTHING but official stuff! its pwnz...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 05:11:30 PM
Never played Bejeweled Twist. But Tetris does pwn. I once took a 4 hr flight and played Tetris the entire time on that classic GameBoy. It was pretty marvelous.

BTW. I was talking with some of my friends about new video game features they'd like to see. One of my friends said that when he runs out of ammo on an FPS really wants to be able to throw the guns at the enemy. (lol) and now I'm wondering if any of you guys have any ideas for new video game features.
Tetris: the most awesome game in the history of ever.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 18, 2009, 05:55:15 PM
As I've said before, Tetris for the original Game Boy was my first game ever.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 06:05:15 PM
As I've said before, Tetris for the original Game Boy was my first game ever.
Same here.  Did you ever beat it?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 18, 2009, 06:23:19 PM
"Beat it?" I'm not following you.

By the way....
Alternate endings. We've lost them. Sonic CD had LOTS of alternate futures and pasts...as well as a good and bad ending. Then again...its really hard to have multiple story lines.
They did this with Star Fox Command, and I absoultely loathed it. It makes it harder for me to understand what's going on.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 06:29:56 PM
Tetris is won by playing level 9-5 (the hardest level) to the end.  When you beat it, a spaceship blasts off and the word "CONGRATULATIONS" appears on screen.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 18, 2009, 06:32:48 PM
I honestly can't remember if I've ever done that or not. I probably have, and don't even remember it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 06:38:12 PM
Maybe it's time to dust off the ol' Game Boy and have a go at it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 18, 2009, 06:40:25 PM
An interesting note: There are two versions of Tetris for the NES: an official version, and a TENGEN or some other junk version that's called Tetris: The Russian Mind game. It has different music, a two player mode, and some other strange stuff.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 06:45:41 PM
An interesting note: There are two versions of Tetris for the NES: an official version, and a TENGEN or some other junk version that's called Tetris: The Russian Mind game. It has different music, a two player mode, and some other strange stuff.
I have that version, and it isn't "junk".  If you sit down and play a few rounds, you get treated to better music and graphics.  Plus, little Russian dancers come out and dance for you depending on how well you scored.  I like it better than the original.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 18, 2009, 07:06:07 PM
Hee hee. I never said the game itself was junk, just that whoever released it or bootlegged it was junk. The worst part about it, though, is that my version is a bootleg of a bootleg that doesn't even work anymore. I was an unfortunate victim of purchasing one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Player_Super_Joy_III) before knowing how... illegal and trashy such systems were.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 18, 2009, 08:11:39 PM
Ahhh.  All has been made clear.  My copy is an original, and it works great.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 18, 2009, 10:47:08 PM
Dude, best things to do with NES-on-a-chip things is try to hack them to play REAL NES games
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 19, 2009, 09:58:01 AM
Aw! You guys reminded me off the days when I had an NES. (The cord was ripped though :'()
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 19, 2009, 03:47:03 PM
I have a real NES...loaning to my church youth group ATM. it needs a replacement internal cartridge contact set...it takes FOREVER to situate it right. but its awesome.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on May 21, 2009, 12:20:24 AM
An interesting note: There are two versions of Tetris for the NES: an official version, and a TENGEN or some other junk version that's called Tetris: The Russian Mind game. It has different music, a two player mode, and some other strange stuff.
I have that version, and it isn't "junk".  If you sit down and play a few rounds, you get treated to better music and graphics.  Plus, little Russian dancers come out and dance for you depending on how well you scored.  I like it better than the original.

Ah yes, the Tengen version of Tetris. Tengen [actually a division of Atari] released some unlicensed games on the NES, most of them were quite good to boot. That version of Tetris is somewhat of a collector's item, if I recall correctly. Bonus points if you have it complete in box.

As for your NES-on-a-chip piece of junk, hey those things can be fun for taking to play in places where it might get stolen. I actually wish I had one to take with me to FAnime this year.

Ashens loves to review such things, check him out on youtube. On of my favorites that I'll actually buy if I ever see it is the Chintendo Vii. It's actually not a 100% ripoff, and it's actually kinda fun apparently.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 21, 2009, 11:06:41 AM
Those cheap controller Famiclones are as common as dirt in the local malls. I look down with pity at the little kids thinking those are the coolest things every, begging their parents to buy one. Some of the worst $50 I've ever spent in my life.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 21, 2009, 09:04:44 PM
Ah, bootlegs....I've seen alot of videos on youtube about them. I downloaded a couple of them for the lulz of it back when I had a thumbdrive.  CrashmanEXE on youtube has ALOT of good videos of the games. Look him up.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 21, 2009, 11:09:25 PM
I'll pass.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 22, 2009, 12:03:59 AM
actually, some bootleg/ripoff products are good in theory, BAD in implementation. they had one guy, a british guy, on you tube go through about 6 or 7 things that were OBVIOUS ripoffs...an iPhone, a wii (actually, that Chintendo Vii above), and a few other things...good ideas, bad way to make them. If they werent just so CHEAP! Give the plastic some backbone and it might be worth that 19.95$ ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 22, 2009, 09:37:20 AM
Did you know that Pokemon Gold is on the NES? How about Crono Trigger? The Minish Cap? WINDOWS 98?!  Ah, the fun of bootlegs...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 22, 2009, 09:40:29 AM
Minish cap on the NES? Is this a joke?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on May 22, 2009, 09:46:11 AM
Minish cap on the NES? Is this a joke?

Nope. But I did find out that CrashmanEXE closed his account, thus deleting HUNDREDS of bootleg videos. -_- Anyway, I still found a video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQiAsywqfs4

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 23, 2009, 04:29:31 PM
I was thinking about how great the Rubik's Cube is.  I've found a few programs for free online that do a great job in simulating it.  Has anyone else run across these programs?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 23, 2009, 06:57:16 PM
Can't say that I have, but what I have seen is a Rubik's Cube DS game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 23, 2009, 09:19:05 PM
why don't you just buy a real one  ??? XD

They're only five bucks
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 23, 2009, 09:59:56 PM
10 at Target.  :D

So, with the closing of 3D Realms, so comes the list of things that have occurred since DNF was announced, as well as things that took less time than DNF before the closing. Even the list itself has become an updated classic.

http://duke.a-13.net/
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 23, 2009, 11:08:13 PM
We recently bought Bomberman Blast on the Wii Shop Channel.  It is, as the title says, a blast. We were gettin' all nostalgic playing it. It reminded us of the good ol' days of the Super Bomberman's on the SNES.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 23, 2009, 11:27:00 PM
why don't you just buy a real one  ??? XD

They're only five bucks
I have three Rubik's Cubes of various sizes and brands, including, of course, an actual Rubik's Cube. I also have a 4x4 cube.
So, with the closing of 3D Realms, so comes the list of things that have occurred since DNF was announced, as well as things that took less time than DNF before the closing. Even the list itself has become an updated classic.

http://duke.a-13.net/
Ahahahaha! Wow. I mean, really, look at those games that were released under DNF's development time. Final Fantasy nearly wrapped around to the point that a remake of the first Final Fantasy game released under DNF's development (VII) had a remake released under DNF's development. The last remake posted was VI. And, uh, the entire line of Pokemon games? The Star Wars prequels? Lord of the Rings? Almost all Pixar films to date? What in the blue bologna?!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on May 24, 2009, 12:27:56 AM
why don't you just buy a real one  ??? XD

They're only five bucks
I have three Rubik's Cubes of various sizes and brands, including, of course, an actual Rubik's Cube. I also have a 4x4 cube.
So, with the closing of 3D Realms, so comes the list of things that have occurred since DNF was announced, as well as things that took less time than DNF before the closing. Even the list itself has become an updated classic.

http://duke.a-13.net/
Ahahahaha! Wow. I mean, really, look at those games that were released under DNF's development time. Final Fantasy nearly wrapped around to the point that a remake of the first Final Fantasy game released under DNF's development (VII) had a remake released under DNF's development. The last remake posted was VI. And, uh, the entire line of Pokemon games? The Star Wars prequels? Lord of the Rings? Almost all Pixar films to date? What in the blue bologna?!

not to mention it took longer to put a man on the moon  ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 24, 2009, 01:04:07 AM
Ah yes, a man on the moon.  Little known fact about me: I used to not believe we landed on the moon.  (Of course, I got back to believing)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 25, 2009, 12:58:23 AM
I have three Rubik's Cubes of various sizes and brands, including, of course, an actual Rubik's Cube. I also have a 4x4 cube.
My dad gave me his original Rubik's cube from the 70's.  I also have the 4x4x4 cube.  I'm this close to solving it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 25, 2009, 12:59:06 AM
As I tell BMD: "Why pay for masochism?"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 25, 2009, 12:35:19 PM
Rubik's Cube FTW!  I can solve it in under 5 minutes.  Can anyone else solve it?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on May 27, 2009, 09:19:19 AM
Rubik's Cube FTW!  I can solve it in under 5 minutes.  Can anyone else solve it?

I did a couple times, I cannot remember how to do the bottom though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 27, 2009, 09:27:02 AM
Back in my sophomore year, all of the slacker guys randomly decided to buy Rubik's Cube's. Of course, they didn't actually know how to truly solve it, they just memorized a code.  Plus, it gave them something to do while not listening to the teacher.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 27, 2009, 02:16:10 PM
Back in my sophomore year, all of the slacker guys randomly decided to buy Rubik's Cube's. Of course, they didn't actually know how to truly solve it, they just memorized a code.  Plus, it gave them something to do while not listening to the teacher.
I laugh and point at those poor people who did something academic while trying to avoid something academic. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on May 27, 2009, 07:24:13 PM
Okay, this is so sad. Watch this little kid try to steal a Steam account, and get owned in the process.

---INITIATE SEQUENCE---

br0kenrabbit says:
hi

Greg_ValveOLS says:
good evening

br0kenrabbit says:
What
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 27, 2009, 07:31:05 PM
So who was owning who?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 27, 2009, 07:53:32 PM
I would NEVR be that stupid.  That kid got OWNED, PWN'D, and any other "WN'D" you can think of.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on May 27, 2009, 08:15:32 PM
I've seen a few pwned would-be hackers like that before. But I gotta say, that is the pwningest of all of them.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 27, 2009, 09:50:34 PM
Okay, this is so sad. Watch this little kid try to steal a Steam account, and get owned in the process.

[epic failures by n00bs on Steam]
WUT
(http://skulltag.com/forum/download/file.php?id=2808)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on May 28, 2009, 09:33:50 AM
Hahaha i give my password to no one not even to a valve employee that kid got pwnt.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on May 29, 2009, 11:33:38 AM
dude...that has to be the biggest turnaround ever
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 29, 2009, 04:33:56 PM
Has anyone here ever played, or owned, the game, Rise of Nations?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 29, 2009, 04:40:06 PM
Can't say that I've ever heard of it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 29, 2009, 04:43:28 PM
It's like a cross between Ages of Empires and Risk.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 29, 2009, 07:02:52 PM
So, E3 is in a week or so.  Man I hope its better than last year (judging by the third-party efforts being shown alone, I can think that it will be).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on May 29, 2009, 07:19:15 PM
E3? ???
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 29, 2009, 07:33:58 PM
Electronics Entertainment Expo. Pretty epic stuff. Kuwabara would know more about it, so I'll let him do all of the splanin'.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on May 29, 2009, 08:12:06 PM
Valve is going to be there. I wonder if we'll see anything about Episode 3... Or Portal 2... *drools*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on May 29, 2009, 08:37:27 PM
Valve is going to be there. I wonder if we'll see anything about Episode 3... Or Portal 2... *drools*
Portal 2!  Portal 2!  Portal 2!  Twice the cake!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on May 29, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
I am watching it live Monday.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on May 29, 2009, 11:17:18 PM
Hmm. Where does one watch E3?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on May 30, 2009, 12:40:08 AM
You can watch the conferences on IGN, but I would just suggest a blog or something for anyone w/o uber fast internetz.  As such, I am watching Nintendo's conference on IGN Nintendo Wii.  I believe gonintendo.com will be having a blog going.

EDIT: IGN will have a blog as well.
http://wii.ign.com/articles/988/988415p1.html (http://wii.ign.com/articles/988/988415p1.html)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 02, 2009, 04:16:15 PM
I remember Loremaster talking about how bad the Yobo FC Twin Famiclone was compared to the Retro Duo, so I wanted to ask a simple question here: If I saw a Yobo FC Twin brand new in a game store (like I did), would it be worth the $60 they were asking for it? They also had a version that played not only NES and SNES games, but also Genesis games, but the guy recommended the regular version without Genesis support, since he claimed it held up better.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: TheMasterOfBattle on June 02, 2009, 07:12:43 PM
Okay, this is so sad. Watch this little kid try to steal a Steam account, and get owned in the process.

[epic failures by n00bs on Steam]
WUT
(http://skulltag.com/forum/download/file.php?id=2808)

finally got to reading it, EPIC FAIL AND ROTFLOL! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 04, 2009, 12:25:11 AM
Is it just me, or is THE FISH getting harder and harder to find? I haven't seen that server for a long time.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 04, 2009, 01:26:24 AM
Is it just me, or is THE FISH getting harder and harder to find? I haven't seen that server for a long time.

It's still there.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 04, 2009, 11:16:14 AM
if you favorite it (right click > add to favorites) it will always be on your favorites list, probably also in your history list, too.
and you dont need to refresh the entire list to see it updated

also, i seriously suggest finding a person who deals in old systems. I had one guy who just recently helped me fix my N64 (bad contacts, fried expansion pak) and he had brand new parts and all the tools to fix it. Also, you  can get stuff like the NES 2 (region free), SNES 2, Genesis (1-3, nomad), and clones at a cheaper price than 60$. the original consoles are a bit more expensive, but come with more. The guy i have here also has a sega cd and 2 32x addons in the original boxes...WUT.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 04, 2009, 04:58:10 PM
if you favorite it (right click > add to favorites) it will always be on your favorites list, probably also in your history list, too.
and you dont need to refresh the entire list to see it updated

Thanks Atari! I didn't know how to do that



A sega cd? That's awesome, I've never even seen one!

I remember game gear though, one of the people in my elementary school had one, I thought it was so cool even though it looked like a dinosaur compared to the GB color.

I don't remember a lot about the dreamcast except for that one awesome sonic game, was it DX? Ah, I remember playing that in Target. Even though the controller was really hokey I didn't want to leave. I might pick that one up on ebay eventually.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 04, 2009, 05:20:27 PM
I heard of people rigging Dreamcasts to run emulated SNES games off of burned CDs or something like that. That took me by surprise, but now that I've cruised the internetz some, I find such things... commonplace. Nothing surprises me anymore.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on June 04, 2009, 09:27:13 PM
THE FISH? ???
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 04, 2009, 09:39:39 PM
You can go about your business.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 05, 2009, 12:20:35 AM
THE FISH? ???

It's a christian TF2 server (which, admittedly is a bit wierd, but is a welcome change nontheless). They don't put up with the garbage the other servers get away with. No swearing or anything.

I'd like to see Manny's reaction to some of those servers, one of the maps, the Mario Kart map literally has an internet meme on every wall (they use it as textures), even though some of them are actually pretty funny, sometimes.

As for the mic behavior, you get some real losers, some of them think it's really funny to spam family guy and blast music (very glad Valve put a mute option), but I'd much rather they do that then be rude to the other players. I really don't understand that. I've had people call other people names, and that makes no sense because they've never even SEEN the other person. Very wierd.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 05, 2009, 01:30:43 AM
THE FISH? ???

It's a christian TF2 server (which, admittedly is a bit wierd, but is a welcome change nontheless). They don't put up with the garbage the other servers get away with. No swearing or anything.
Oh. Well, that works, too. ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on June 05, 2009, 07:16:14 AM
I remember Loremaster talking about how bad the Yobo FC Twin Famiclone was compared to the Retro Duo, so I wanted to ask a simple question here: If I saw a Yobo FC Twin brand new in a game store (like I did), would it be worth the $60 they were asking for it? They also had a version that played not only NES and SNES games, but also Genesis games, but the guy recommended the regular version without Genesis support, since he claimed it held up better.

No. Get the Retro-Duo, as it has MUCH better compatibility. It can also use original SNES controllers, and has S-Video output.

As for the Genesis, it's honestly cheaper to get the original hardware. I picked up mine with two controllers and 7 games for about 25 dollars, and I've seen cheaper since. As well, if you REALLY want to play those old games, check around the thrift stores for original hardware at bargain prices. The Yobo systems really are cheap tat, and not worth the $60 IMHO.


So on to E3; am I the only person who sees great potential with the Wii Vitality Sensor? Could you imagine using player heart rate information for Survival Horror games, or determining when a player is experiencing an adrenaline rush in a first-person shooter? Of course, I doubt it will ever be properly utilized, but I see some great potential for such a device.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 05, 2009, 10:43:40 AM
It kind of reminds me of that game show "The Chair." I think such a system could bring an extra dimension of realism to modern games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 05, 2009, 10:54:53 AM
So on to E3; am I the only person who sees great potential with the Wii Vitality Sensor? Could you imagine using player heart rate information for Survival Horror games, or determining when a player is experiencing an adrenaline rush in a first-person shooter? Of course, I doubt it will ever be properly utilized, but I see some great potential for such a device.

I was thinking of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories when I saw that (also, a health system using it, maybe in Zelda).

Speaking of Shattered Memories, it looks awesomely creepy.

Behold: (The ending is the best part IMO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNHy5Sspu5E
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 05, 2009, 03:38:42 PM
DO WANT.  The game looks fun, but I'm gonna play in the light.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 05, 2009, 08:48:08 PM
Quote from: trustyteen, Steam Forums
the heavy should be able to jump on to hunstman arrows and fly into enemies. obviously the arrow would fly slower since heavy is on it.he should be able to lean to influence the direction of the shot. if you think him being able to fire the minigun while flying is overpowered, i think just melee would be fair. when he lands he is stunned for 2 seconds on impact. the target would explode if he connects.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_u2_daiFa2pQ/SD-T9xHLDfI/AAAAAAAAAOA/P5ZPMiyqReA/s400/Good%2BIdea.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 05, 2009, 10:29:03 PM
Quote from: trustyteen, Steam Forums
the heavy should be able to jump on to hunstman arrows and fly into enemies. obviously the arrow would fly slower since heavy is on it.he should be able to lean to influence the direction of the shot. if you think him being able to fire the minigun while flying is overpowered, i think just melee would be fair. when he lands he is stunned for 2 seconds on impact. the target would explode if he connects.

Ah... no. That would throw all physics out the window. The arrow isn't exactly a jetpack. If anything, why don't we give the sniper a REAL rifle that doesn't have to be zoomed in for five seconds to be deadly

Or how about sticky bombs that stick to people? The demoman could shoot bombs onto a teammate and have him run into a base and detonate, not harming him at all but blowing everything up.

That was a strategy I used in other fps's for a while  >:D

So on to E3; am I the only person who sees great potential with the Wii Vitality Sensor? Could you imagine using player heart rate information for Survival Horror games, or determining when a player is experiencing an adrenaline rush in a first-person shooter? Of course, I doubt it will ever be properly utilized, but I see some great potential for such a device.

Pass. I'll keep my heart rate to myself, thank you very much.


EDIT TO AVOID DOUBLE POST


What would be really cool for TF2 IMO

-A Flying Battery Zone map (I could imagine the scouts bouncing around on the springboard things XD)

-Guns Akimbo pickup (double wield ANYTHING at some point, maybe even quad wield, perhaps some robot backpack with a gun in every claw? So the player's normal arms could reload...?)

-There should be a map where super bosses come out every once in a while, like the cybie, and everyone has to team up to fight them.

-A Mod involving more playable characters, like Link, Samus, Zero...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on June 08, 2009, 01:56:21 AM
Tetris turned 25 yesterday! Just had to share.  ;D

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1902950,00.html?iid=tsmodule
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 08, 2009, 10:39:07 AM
Tetris turned 25 yesterday! Just had to share.  ;D

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1902950,00.html?iid=tsmodule
So I noticed by Google's curious new logo. :P Still, yay for the classic puzzle game!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on June 08, 2009, 11:05:04 AM
Tetris turned 25 yesterday! Just had to share.  ;D

http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1902950,00.html?iid=tsmodule
So I noticed by Google's curious new logo. :P Still, yay for the classic puzzle game!
QFT!  Tetris is THE GAME!
Well, at least until Bejeweled came along
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 08, 2009, 11:37:52 AM
yay tetris! yet i am NO good at you ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 08, 2009, 02:00:30 PM
Ah Tetris.  I think the Tetris song (A) is the second most known video game song ever (but then again, its been around since before games).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on June 08, 2009, 07:43:19 PM
yay tetris! yet i am NO good at you ><
I, however, am the MAN when it comes to Tetris.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 08, 2009, 07:45:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keeSEJG4XzU
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 08, 2009, 09:51:46 PM
Quake Live is now playable. It is a lot of fun, and I would suggest to you all to try it! (My name on it, not suprisingly, is KuwabaraAgain)

quakelive.com (http://quakelive.com)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 08, 2009, 10:40:26 PM
Speaking of Tetris and the video xbolt posted, I heard that if you reach the maximum score in Tetris DS (99999 something), once you lose, your score will not be registered. How cruel.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 08, 2009, 10:47:43 PM
0_0  Man, I would cut myself (not really) if that happened to me!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 09, 2009, 11:21:31 AM
i'm getting a quake live!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on June 09, 2009, 11:31:39 AM
I never got a chance to play that because quake live is not compatible with linux ><.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Gov.Less!!! on June 09, 2009, 11:37:14 AM
THAT WOULD SUCK!!!(refering to the tetris thing) Lawl
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 09, 2009, 01:59:36 PM
Ouch.  I just spent two hours walking with no rest so I could find a job. I was walking around all the campus shops, and so now my feet hurt. Oh well.
That kind of came out of the blue. What does this have to do with video games? ???
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 09, 2009, 02:30:46 PM
Ouch.  I just spent two hours walking with no rest so I could find a job. I was walking around all the campus shops, and so now my feet hurt. Oh well.
That kind of came out of the blue. What does this have to do with video games? ???

Crap.  :-[ I was thinking this was CHWYAB. Allow me to edit it out and take this comment elsewhere. Excuse me.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 09, 2009, 10:10:58 PM
what is quake live? Is that the original Quake?

Is that some kind of skulltag-like thing?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 09, 2009, 11:48:03 PM
Quake live is like Quake III Arena, but for free and completely online.

I finished my bot battle with Crash, and I owned. I couldnt figure out the advanced challenge, so I settled at intermeiate. then I won at the battle and got middle ranked...now I just need to get some courage to play.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 10, 2009, 12:45:10 PM
I am also a middle man.  I can't rocket jump for my life and thats needed to be a expert.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 10, 2009, 05:53:11 PM
oh...i rocket jumped...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 10, 2009, 05:55:24 PM
I took a tutorial of it, but I am still not fluent in it or strafe jumps.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 10, 2009, 09:32:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B170dwf7Z7I

Here is a video of a Pyro using only W + M1 to cream the other team. Now, as a Pyro myself, I feel compelled to say...

Any team that would allow someone like this to dominate them, is made up entirely of losers.

Seriously. Get a Demo to lay down a sticky carpet. Or build a sentry somewhere. Or snipe him. Nobody who has any experience with the game should fall prey to this playstyle.

Believe me, I know. I tried W + M1 before I learned how to use the airblast effectively. Of course, there were some occasions where it worked. Those are often known as 'exceptions to the rule'.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 11, 2009, 12:03:06 AM
I'm good at a few classes, idk why, but pyro is the only class I can't beat. If I run into a pyro, I'm dead.

I don't use compression blast, but I'm pretty good with the backburner. I like to air ambush people.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 11, 2009, 02:26:41 AM
y'know what I just noticed? how little pyros get backstabbed...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 12, 2009, 12:12:51 AM
spy is my best class. I NEVER go after pyros. That's suicide.

They turn around way too much, and it only takes one touch of flame to give you away, and after that one a few more seconds (spies have low health)

That, and it sure doesn't help that the pyro is the most deadly close range character. There's nothing worse for a spy, a close second is probably a particularly fast (and altert) scout.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 12, 2009, 12:59:26 AM
best place...badlands...or is it bad water? (the cp map with the trains in the center, and the rock towers, then the spytech final?)

sometimes you can catch them with a jumping stab...i saw it, its pwnz...go look up OMFGNinja's spy tutorials on YouTube...you might think again on pyros...however, even he has trouble with scouts, I think...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 12, 2009, 09:42:09 PM
Seems like there's a lot of CQFF TF2 gamers, so I've made this topic

http://www.chexquest.org/index.php?topic=1838.0
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 15, 2009, 01:45:24 AM
I've officially decided something based on this picture below.  Tiger Woods is a Super Saiyan.

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/04/tiger-woods-pga-tour-10-wii.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 15, 2009, 11:53:29 AM
It's just like Michael Phelps.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 15, 2009, 12:22:34 PM
Thats right.  Speaking of WM+ I want Red Steel 2.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 15, 2009, 12:25:20 PM
What is this Wii Motion Plus, anyway? I've heard one or two things about it, but nothing in detail. Was it revealed at E3?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 15, 2009, 01:21:28 PM
I think it adds more motion sensing, so you can have more precision. Instead of generic motion and pointing, you now have more advanced location tech...it knows where and in what direction the wiimote is pointing. This is good for golfing, sword fights, and anything else that you grip a handle (except for guns, as that has something else)

this is all AFAIK, i'm not sure the exact details, but thats what I got from some of the stuff i've seen...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 15, 2009, 02:03:38 PM
Was it revealed at E3?

It was revealed last year.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 15, 2009, 02:05:36 PM
Ah. Good stuff there!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on June 15, 2009, 04:10:36 PM
Quake Live is fun! A top-notch browser game, I'd say. I'm ChexCommander on QL as well. And my character was Phobos...basically a 3D model of the Doomguy painted orange.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 15, 2009, 05:29:37 PM
I think it adds more motion sensing, so you can have more precision. Instead of generic motion and pointing, you now have more advanced location tech...it knows where and in what direction the wiimote is pointing. This is good for golfing, sword fights, and anything else that you grip a handle (except for guns, as that has something else)

this is all AFAIK, i'm not sure the exact details, but thats what I got from some of the stuff i've seen...

Does this mean we can expect Soul Calibur 4 to have total motion sensing ability? *hopes
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 16, 2009, 12:21:47 AM
IF there is a Soul Caliber 5 (SC 4 already came out), don't expect it on the Wii (Seeing as how we didn't get SC4 on the Wii).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on June 16, 2009, 12:24:19 AM
On a somewhat-random note, does anyone here still play Ages of Empires?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 16, 2009, 11:32:28 AM
I do not.  Wasn't this question asked before? :D

Random note: The Conduit comes out in a week. I am excited. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on June 16, 2009, 11:53:08 AM
I do not.  Wasn't this question asked before? :D
I believe I made a similar comment that I had recently acquired copies of AOE 1, 2, and the expansions.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 16, 2009, 01:10:44 PM
Ah, ok.

Random note: I just read a really deep article about Zelda and its take on growing up.  I would HIGHLY suggest reading it! ;D
http://www.zeldauniverse.net/articles/the-missing-link/immortal-childhood/ (http://www.zeldauniverse.net/articles/the-missing-link/immortal-childhood/)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 16, 2009, 03:53:34 PM
Speaking of Zelda, I just got a used copy of The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition! Wheeeeeeeee! Now I don't have to say that A Link to the Past is the only Zelda game I have! ;D Though I must say that I didn't need to read in that article about what will happen to the Deku Tree.... ಠ_ಠ I stopped reading after I realized I was in spoiler city.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on June 16, 2009, 09:28:09 PM
Good for you! I have to warn you, save often in Majora's mask, because it has the tendency to crash a lot. (Mostly in dungeons.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 16, 2009, 10:17:16 PM
Speaking of Zelda, I just got a used copy of The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition! Wheeeeeeeee! Now I don't have to say that A Link to the Past is the only Zelda game I have! ;D Though I must say that I didn't need to read in that article about what will happen to the Deku Tree.... ಠ_ಠ I stopped reading after I realized I was in spoiler city.

Yay!  Thats what we have!  I'm currently playing OoT right now, but before that I'd been playing a lot of Majora's Mask (we are in the Stone Castle).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 16, 2009, 10:34:32 PM
I've played them all, and I REALLY like WW, MM, and OoT

You're lucky to have the GC version, as Rep said, they're pretty old if you have the original (like I do), and... wierd... stuff happens sometimes.

I think I remember getting stuck in a wall during MM the last time I played it


I haven't played the SNES/NES titles, but I would like to, they look really cool!

I've played PH, I thought it was OK

I think you all know how I feel about TP.... I can't reccomend it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on June 17, 2009, 09:19:19 AM
Actually, I have both the GameCube and N64 versions.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 17, 2009, 10:17:26 AM
actually, Twilight Princess kept me hooked and playing MUCH longer than any other Zelda...almost a month of playing an hour or 2 every day.

i usually put down a zelda game after I:
a) die about 10 times
or
b) get bored (almost a week after starting)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on June 17, 2009, 01:39:43 PM
actually, Twilight Princess kept me hooked and playing MUCH longer than any other Zelda...almost a month of playing an hour or 2 every day.

i usually put down a zelda game after I:
a) die about 10 times
or
b) get bored (almost a week after starting)

You'd laugh at how long it took me to beat it... Like 50 hours. O_o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 17, 2009, 03:16:10 PM
So I was looking on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ghostbusters+the+video+game) for the new Ghostbusters game.

I see the Xbox360 version has 4.5 stars. I think: 'That's good, it must be a fun game.'

Then I scroll down to the PC version, which has... 1 star. I think: 'Uh oh...'

Lo and behold. The PC version doesn't have any of the multiplayer from the console versions. But you're required to have an internet connection anyway, for the cruddy SecuROM DRM. And on top of that, the installer doesn't work if you want to use a custom directory, which I would need to.

When will PC gamers stop getting the short end of the stick?!


/rant
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 17, 2009, 04:27:14 PM
Good for you! I have to warn you, save often in Majora's mask, because it has the tendency to crash a lot. (Mostly in dungeons.)
I haven't had any crashes with the games yet. Saving in Majora's mask is a bit different from the others, though, because of the fact that in order to save, I have to "rewind the clock," which could be a progress impediment. I had a hard time just trying to save the first time. I saw the story intro more times than I cared to. :D I also failed it on my first attempt. The final day was nearly gone by the time I remembered that I was looking for the great fairy, and the moon fell mere minutes into my fairy search.

I'm also having trouble going through the original NES game (my main focus right now). I went through the dungeon with the boomerang and bow, got a blue tunic, visited the medicine woman, got what looked like a piece of meat, and a few other things, but I'm mostly stuck now. I was told to look for a tree at a dead end, but I'm having trouble finding such a tree, and this one woman also stole 50 rupees from me when I paid her to give me advice. She said something like, "Boy, you're rich!" >:(
So I was looking on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ghostbusters+the+video+game) for the new Ghostbusters game.

I see the Xbox360 version has 4.5 stars. I think: 'That's good, it must be a fun game.'

Then I scroll down to the PC version, which has... 1 star. I think: 'Uh oh...'
Sounds like what they did to the Spore PC game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 17, 2009, 05:15:33 PM
Manny - lol I remember that. MM is a beautiful game, though. It took me about 10 tries just to get out of clock town, but it's definitely worth it

lol @ "you're really rich" XD

/rant

What about the steam version? If the steam multiplayer doesn't work then they must have really put some good effort into screwing it up.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 17, 2009, 06:05:16 PM
It's not that the multiplayer doesn't work, it's just--not there. They hired some outside company to handle the multiplayer, and only for the consoles. For the PC, they just said 'meh.'

Yeah. If I get this game at all, it'll be the Steam version, and after the price drops significantly.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 17, 2009, 06:21:01 PM
Ugh, the wait for The Conduit is killing me!  I haven't anticipated playing a game like this since I was 14! (I was anticipating playing what was known back then as Runescape 2 ^The current version of Runescape^)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on June 18, 2009, 04:53:02 PM
Good for you! I have to warn you, save often in Majora's mask, because it has the tendency to crash a lot. (Mostly in dungeons.)
I haven't had any crashes with the games yet. Saving in Majora's mask is a bit different from the others, though, because of the fact that in order to save, I have to "rewind the clock," which could be a progress impediment. I had a hard time just trying to save the first time. I saw the story intro more times than I cared to. :D I also failed it on my first attempt. The final day was nearly gone by the time I remembered that I was looking for the great fairy, and the moon fell mere minutes into my fairy search.

I'm also having trouble going through the original NES game (my main focus right now). I went through the dungeon with the boomerang and bow, got a blue tunic, visited the medicine woman, got what looked like a piece of meat, and a few other things, but I'm mostly stuck now. I was told to look for a tree at a dead end, but I'm having trouble finding such a tree, and this one woman also stole 50 rupees from me when I paid her to give me advice. She said something like, "Boy, you're rich!" >:(
So I was looking on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ghostbusters+the+video+game) for the new Ghostbusters game.

I see the Xbox360 version has 4.5 stars. I think: 'That's good, it must be a fun game.'

Then I scroll down to the PC version, which has... 1 star. I think: 'Uh oh...'
Sounds like what they did to the Spore PC game.

Hehe, if you need any help, you can just ask. (Just to warn you, the crashes usually happen in the second dungeon, but I think Kuwabara's sister had it happen to her while she was getting a ... Mask... uh... after the first dungeon. (Trying not to put a spoiler in...))

O_o I have to admit, I haven't beat the original at all, in fact, the only thing I managed to do is beat the first dungeon. >.<;
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 22, 2009, 03:55:07 PM
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs26/300W/f/2008/164/3/5/356385c70ddbd173f33a60ed5fea15a3.jpg) (http://tazsaints.deviantart.com/art/Video-Games-I-Has-Them-88441949)
For you video game nerds.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 22, 2009, 04:14:55 PM
That picture is so true! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 22, 2009, 04:25:06 PM
Indeed. I wonder who took the time to make this...?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on June 22, 2009, 06:21:21 PM
(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs26/300W/f/2008/164/3/5/356385c70ddbd173f33a60ed5fea15a3.jpg) (http://tazsaints.deviantart.com/art/Video-Games-I-Has-Them-88441949)
For you video game nerds.
Epic win.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 22, 2009, 06:28:24 PM
Indeed. I wonder who took the time to make this...?
The image itself links to an upload by someone on deviantART devianTART.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on June 22, 2009, 06:43:28 PM
The image itself links to an upload by someone on deviantART devianTART.

You'd better be talking about the pastry dish. ::)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 22, 2009, 06:54:28 PM
I'm talking about the Loremaster terminology. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on June 22, 2009, 07:07:57 PM
I'm talking about the Loremaster terminology. :P
Speaking of Lore, haven't seen him in the longest while.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 22, 2009, 07:29:22 PM
Blame RL.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on June 22, 2009, 07:34:53 PM
He pops in here and there now and then....he's actually got a life, it seems.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 22, 2009, 11:09:11 PM
That picture is great! Very nice!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 23, 2009, 01:40:28 AM
He pops in here and there now and then....he's actually got a life, it seems.

"Life"? What is life? Now that I think of it, what is called "mikunologie"? WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?!  Anyway, in video game news, The Conduit starts shipping tomorrow, and will be in stores around here Wednesday.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on June 23, 2009, 04:37:47 AM
He pops in here and there now and then....he's actually got a life, it seems.

I've got it all. A Life, a Girlfriend, and Food.

Actually, I've been working on projects. Studying old console hardware, studying how robots balance, studying Japanese, and clearing my Parents' backyard.

I've learned WAY too much about Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis cartridges, and I officially HATE Nintendo's cartridge design. Sega's is REALLY NICE AND SIMPLE, JUST THE BLOODY ROM CHIP WITH THE SAME PINOUT AS AN EPROM. BUT NINTENDO HAS A MILLION BLOODY MEMORY MAPPERS, AND A MILLION DIFFERENT CONFIGS, AND A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT MASK ROM PINOUT.

In other news, watching my mother play NASCAR Kart Racing [really fun, give it a try! SRSLY] is hilarious.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on June 23, 2009, 09:28:29 AM
He pops in here and there now and then....he's actually got a life, it seems.
In other news, watching my mother play NASCAR Kart Racing [really fun, give it a try! SRSLY] is hilarious.

I'm just going to stick with Mario Kart. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 23, 2009, 10:51:44 AM
In other news, watching my mother play NASCAR Kart Racing [really fun, give it a try! SRSLY] is hilarious.
Never heard of it. Sounds like a kiddie version of NASCAR Racers.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 23, 2009, 11:16:46 AM
probably go-karts going 200mph on some backwoods road in georgia...

but ORLY console hardware? integrate the 32x hardware into a genesis, and make it fit into one case...then brand it the nomad and claim you have a rare prototype! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on June 23, 2009, 11:54:45 AM
In other news, watching my mother play NASCAR Kart Racing [really fun, give it a try! SRSLY] is hilarious.
Never heard of it. Sounds like a kiddie version of NASCAR Racers.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=NASCAR+Kart+Racing+Wikipedia

Sounds fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 23, 2009, 12:05:16 PM
I KNEW IT! Karts going 200mph on a backwoods road in georgia...

just look at the cover! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 23, 2009, 10:44:44 PM
Sounds a bit like Burnout revenge XD

That cover is classic... I'm hearing the benny hill theme again, that's a good sign!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg/250px-NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on June 24, 2009, 04:54:57 AM
probably go-karts going 200mph on some backwoods road in georgia...

but ORLY console hardware? integrate the 32x hardware into a genesis, and make it fit into one case...then brand it the nomad and claim you have a rare prototype! XD

Weak. Also it was supposed to be called the NEPTUNE. The Nomad was the portable version of the Genesis/Mega Drive.

No, I'm more interested in the cartridges.

Also...
Sounds a bit like Burnout revenge XD

That cover is classic... I'm hearing the benny hill theme again, that's a good sign!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg/250px-NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg)

Right you are! Such a fun game, and hilarious to play. It's actually got some neat features that set it apart from Mario Kart, like the whole Teammate "In the Zone" feature that encourages you to work with your teammate. Also Tony Stewart yells like a Caveman when he boosts.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 24, 2009, 08:50:20 AM
Nomad/neptune...i failed it right there ><

but cartridges are cool too...i saw a tutorial somewhere on how to hook SNES cartridges via USB, for emulation and dumping, but meh...


and i might hafta pick that up...might get me back into wii.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on June 24, 2009, 11:05:32 AM
I'm hearing the benny hill theme again, that's a good sign!

+1

Benny Hill is hilarious. Or, was.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on June 24, 2009, 11:26:32 AM
So, as I am posting this, Kuwabara is biking to Gamestop to buy The Conduit. MUCH better game to buy then NASCAR, IMO.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on June 24, 2009, 05:57:40 PM
SNES FTW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Manny Cav on June 24, 2009, 07:50:44 PM
GameMaster's posts wins for two important reasons.

First, he barges into the topic and completely disregards the previous discussion by inserting his own random thought, yet he manages to stay perfectly on-topic.

Second, the base of his random post, that the SNES wins, is also true. Very true. Therefore, GameMaster wins this round.

The fail of the INTERNET JARGON is somewhat forgivable in this case.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on June 24, 2009, 08:00:26 PM
Lately, I've been playing a lot of Noctis IV. (http://anywherebb.com/) Well, technically, I've been doing Noctis IV CE, since that has a windows exe that works on modern computers.  That, my good lads, is why I've been nary on the forums as of late.


In other news: In The Conduit, there are scenes involving radios that look like a ripoff of Metal Gear Solid ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on June 24, 2009, 09:12:17 PM
GameMaster's posts wins for two important reasons.

First, he barges into the topic and completely disregards the previous discussion by inserting his own random thought, yet he manages to stay perfectly on-topic.

Second, the base of his random post, that the SNES wins, is also true. Very true. Therefore, GameMaster wins this round.

The fail of the INTERNET JARGON is somewhat forgivable in this case.
EPIC QUOTE!

(And so that this post isn't completely off-topic, Super Mario World on the SNES is win. However, Doom on the SNES is fail. Tragic, because it had the potential to be an epic win.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 24, 2009, 11:16:18 PM
saturn doom and psx doom are awesome...32x had the most awesome fail at the end (a C:\ prompt that you couldn't use)...snes just looked bad...3do was just not enough power...the jaguar port wasnt that bad...doom64 was cool, but not the doom like the others ><

but the best FPS port, imo, was Wolfenstein 3D to Jaguar...epic graphics, just a nice clean port
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on June 24, 2009, 11:54:58 PM
GO! BUY THE CONDUIT NAO!!11!



That is all. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on June 25, 2009, 06:31:58 PM
saturn doom and psx doom are awesome...32x had the most awesome fail at the end (a C:\ prompt that you couldn't use)...snes just looked bad...3do was just not enough power...the jaguar port wasnt that bad...doom64 was cool, but not the doom like the others ><

but the best FPS port, imo, was Wolfenstein 3D to Jaguar...epic graphics, just a nice clean port


3D0 had THE BEST music of ANY version of DooM, honestly it was AMAZING. Jaguar DooM was just missing the music, which is actually kinda nice, since it DOES make the atmosphere creepier. DooM64 was all new levels, which is also cool.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on June 25, 2009, 06:36:49 PM
Ah yes, DooM64 was fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 26, 2009, 12:13:00 AM
Anyone remember this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrncKCGyd9g

best quality video I could find  :(. The music still is awesome if you listen carefully, there's not much out there as cool as feudal chinese rock!

EDIT- This guy is a pretty bad player.... I remember doing that level twice as fast.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on June 30, 2009, 07:00:43 PM
probably go-karts going 200mph on some backwoods road in georgia...

but ORLY console hardware? integrate the 32x hardware into a genesis, and make it fit into one case...then brand it the nomad and claim you have a rare prototype! XD

Weak. Also it was supposed to be called the NEPTUNE. The Nomad was the portable version of the Genesis/Mega Drive.

No, I'm more interested in the cartridges.

Also...
Sounds a bit like Burnout revenge XD

That cover is classic... I'm hearing the benny hill theme again, that's a good sign!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg/250px-NASCAR_Kart_Racing_Cover.jpg)

Right you are! Such a fun game, and hilarious to play. It's actually got some neat features that set it apart from Mario Kart, like the whole Teammate "In the Zone" feature that encourages you to work with your teammate. Also Tony Stewart yells like a Caveman when he boosts.

If you really want fail, they made a kart racing game about M&Ms. No kidding.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: koolgool on June 30, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
Anyone remember Super Bombad racing? I liked that kart racing game back when it first came out, though I never owned it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 30, 2009, 07:40:46 PM
I remember that too... but I never played it. It looked pretty lame... but then again nobody looking at the box could tell Rocket was a good game, and that's one of my all time faves.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on June 30, 2009, 09:08:18 PM
I've been hooked on The Conduit lately.  I've yet to beat the campaign, but I'm pretty good on multiplayer!  I got a 3-kill streak! ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on June 30, 2009, 09:57:01 PM
what do you like about it?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on June 30, 2009, 10:19:33 PM
i had a blast with the Star Wars Episode I Racing...the pod racing game on N64? I had the red expansion pak, and had EPIC PWNZ graphics! ... compared to what i saw in the stores... ><
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on June 30, 2009, 11:04:58 PM
i had a blast with the Star Wars Episode I Racing...the pod racing game on N64? I had the red expansion pak, and had EPIC PWNZ graphics! ... compared to what i saw in the stores... ><
I love that game! :D

@75: Everything.  The graphics are the best yet, the gameplay is action-packed, the difficulty is challenging, without being too punishing, the multiplayer is lag-free.  EVERYTHING about that game is pure gold!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 01, 2009, 12:31:43 AM
i just noticed this topic is started by a banned guy...

but i wish i could get it...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 01, 2009, 07:39:06 PM
I've been hooked on The Conduit lately.  I've yet to beat the campaign, but I'm pretty good on multiplayer!  I got a 3-kill streak! ;D

Ha, I beat the campaign.  ;D

Anyone remember Snowboard Kids?  I never played the original, but we used to rent the second one ALL of the time back in the day!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: serotoninXxX on July 05, 2009, 03:28:52 AM
i had a blast with the Star Wars Episode I Racing...the pod racing game on N64? I had the red expansion pak, and had EPIC PWNZ graphics! ... compared to what i saw in the stores... ><
I love that game! :D

@75: Everything.  The graphics are the best yet, the gameplay is action-packed, the difficulty is challenging, without being too punishing, the multiplayer is lag-free.  EVERYTHING about that game is pure gold!

does it have good online, also im mad at my wii right now due to dead rising:chop till you drop being the worst thing i have ever played... :'( the 360 version was so good too!



also




ITS RANDOM TRIVIA TIME
Quote
As of Pok
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 05, 2009, 12:14:56 PM
0_0 Magikarp has new respect in my eyes.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 05, 2009, 01:12:05 PM
Naturally, the weakest and most pointless creature must have some reason for being around.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on July 06, 2009, 03:24:52 PM
Hehe, here's some interesting news for y'all with stashed Genesis games in the garage.

If you have a copy of Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, you might want to consider ebaying it right now. Prices have skyrocketed for CIB copies [over 100 dollars, easy]. This probably won't last too long, so keep it in mind.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 06, 2009, 04:21:30 PM
Agh, if I knew this was going to happen, I would have bought a copy of Moonwalker I saw a couple of months ago! Oh well, thanks for the heads-up Loremaster.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 06, 2009, 04:48:14 PM
i had a blast with the Star Wars Episode I Racing...the pod racing game on N64? I had the red expansion pak, and had EPIC PWNZ graphics! ... compared to what i saw in the stores... ><
I love that game! :D

@75: Everything.  The graphics are the best yet, the gameplay is action-packed, the difficulty is challenging, without being too punishing, the multiplayer is lag-free.  EVERYTHING about that game is pure gold!

does it have good online, also im mad at my wii right now due to dead rising:chop till you drop being the worst thing i have ever played... :'( the 360 version was so good too!



also




ITS RANDOM TRIVIA TIME
Quote
As of Pok
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 06, 2009, 11:15:03 PM
We got back some old Cube games.  I've been having fun rediscovering Soul Caliber II and Second Sight.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 06, 2009, 11:49:26 PM
hehe, a guy joined the tf2 server i was in, and started healing me...thats when he noticed my name (atariangamer).

he says "I used to be an atariangamer...used to program it, too"
another heard us and said "i did too, but THATS ancient history"
then another joined and we were talking about ataris and programming, and then the first one said "any game design class, any programming course...should end with having to make an atari 2600 game". after a few "amen"s and a "LOL", we got owned and had to push hard to make up for the time we wasted making idle chat.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on July 07, 2009, 12:51:26 AM
hehe, a guy joined the tf2 server i was in, and started healing me...thats when he noticed my name (atariangamer).

he says "I used to be an atariangamer...used to program it, too"
another heard us and said "i did too, but THATS ancient history"
then another joined and we were talking about ataris and programming, and then the first one said "any game design class, any programming course...should end with having to make an atari 2600 game". after a few "amen"s and a "LOL", we got owned and had to push hard to make up for the time we wasted making idle chat.

The ending made me laugh. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 07, 2009, 12:13:45 PM
hehe, a guy joined the tf2 server i was in, and started healing me...thats when he noticed my name (atariangamer).

he says "I used to be an atariangamer...used to program it, too"
another heard us and said "i did too, but THATS ancient history"
then another joined and we were talking about ataris and programming, and then the first one said "any game design class, any programming course...should end with having to make an atari 2600 game". after a few "amen"s and a "LOL", we got owned and had to push hard to make up for the time we wasted making idle chat.

Haha, that's awesome! I think it's worth getting fragged to talk about something you enjoy.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 07, 2009, 01:15:08 PM
hehe, a guy joined the tf2 server i was in, and started healing me...thats when he noticed my name (atariangamer).

he says "I used to be an atariangamer...used to program it, too"
another heard us and said "i did too, but THATS ancient history"
then another joined and we were talking about ataris and programming, and then the first one said "any game design class, any programming course...should end with having to make an atari 2600 game". after a few "amen"s and a "LOL", we got owned and had to push hard to make up for the time we wasted making idle chat.

Of COURSE that would happen to you Atari! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 07, 2009, 01:56:46 PM
LOL
i've been quoted 3 times in a row XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 07, 2009, 02:54:21 PM
LOL
i've been quoted 3 times in a row XD

Thats because that was WIN and hilariously fitting.  ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on July 07, 2009, 04:39:51 PM
LOL
i've been quoted 3 times in a row XD

Thats because that was WIN and hilariously fitting.  ;)
I would've quoted it for a 4th time, but I'll QFT this instead! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 07, 2009, 07:07:54 PM
XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 07, 2009, 07:15:03 PM
What's TF2?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 07, 2009, 07:32:04 PM
What's TF2?

*jaw drops open*

TF2, or Team Fortress 2, is a best-selling video game made by Valve that runs on the Source engine. It is class-based, in that there are a number of different classes for a player to choose from, such as Heavy, Medic, Scout, Spy, and Demoman. Players are put into 2 teams, RED and BLU. There are three game modes, ranging from Capture the Flag to Control Point.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Fortress_2
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 07, 2009, 08:45:23 PM
What's TF2?

...you poor, depraved child...JK

its an epic class based game of uberness
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 07, 2009, 08:50:05 PM
...you poor, depraved child...
Sadly, 'tis true.

I didn't know what unreal tournament was until a few weeks ago. I still don't completely understand.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 07, 2009, 10:14:39 PM
...you poor, depraved child...
Sadly, 'tis true.

I didn't know what unreal tournament was until a few weeks ago. I still don't completely understand.
0_0;

Unreal Tournament = Skulltag in full 3D and different characters and stuff.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 07, 2009, 10:22:34 PM
dude, TF2 and UT are iconic...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 08, 2009, 12:29:50 AM
LOL
i've been quoted 3 times in a row XD

Thats because that was WIN and hilariously fitting.  ;)
I would've quoted it for a 4th time, but I'll QFT this instead! XD

Make it 5  ;)

We got back some old Cube games.  I've been having fun rediscovering Soul Caliber II and Second Sight.

Ah, that was a good age. Early GC games were quite good... don't know why they quit.

dude, TF2 and UT are iconic...

You win another QFT!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 08, 2009, 12:33:04 AM
Quote from: GameMaster
Sadly, 'tis true.

I didn't know what unreal tournament was until a few weeks ago. I still don't completely understand.


Well, if it helps, TONS of people dont know what vocaloid is.

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 08, 2009, 12:51:48 AM
but who other than Japanese people or foreign music synth artists would be looking for it?
if you are a gamer, you should know about TF2 and UT. I'm having a hard time figuring out what occupation you need to be to hafta know Vocaloid.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 08, 2009, 01:40:13 AM
I guess you have a point.  The only occupation used for Vocaloid is musician. You do not need trombone skills to be a construction man, nor do you need to play the harmonica to be a dentist. Vocaloids are simply instruments.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 08, 2009, 12:29:00 PM
...you poor, depraved child...
Sadly, 'tis true.

I didn't know what unreal tournament was until a few weeks ago. I still don't completely understand.

O_O'

Dude, like what BMD said, it's like Skulltag with ultimate 3D awesome and sweet weapons and maps...you shoot people in the game, see?

I mean, even if your PC can't run it, you still should know what they are...


I guess you have a point.  The only occupation used for Vocaloid is musician. You do not need trombone skills to be a construction man, nor do you need to play the harmonica to be a dentist. Vocaloids are simply instruments.

But if music is your hobby, you might come across it. And they're computerized instruments. Fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 08, 2009, 12:33:48 PM
I think his computer should be able to run original UT...200mhz? 32MB ram? Any Windows OS (not 3.1)? Internet? a little under a gig of HDD space?

I'd suggest getting it, GM. and get it through Steam, so I have a link of communication with ya!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 08, 2009, 12:49:55 PM
I'd like UT2004...the only thing that's stopping me is the HD space requirement...also, some of my friends had a LAN party the other week with it, so that's another reason.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 08, 2009, 03:42:19 PM
dude, get an external HDD if you can. however, an internal might be cheaper ><

but if you got an old computer that isn't used very much, just pull the HDD from it and make it a secondary hdd in your lan machine.

(dude, if I took this hulk to a lan party...shoot, that would be fail...mebe I can get another, smaller case with better ventilation? I NEEDS A BETTER CPU COOLER FIRST. I cant even put the cover back on the case due to heat. however, if I got a newer processor, the fan would be better suited for the load, and mebe would win! all in all, i need about 120$ for a better processor ><)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 08, 2009, 04:19:59 PM
dude, get an external HDD if you can. however, an internal might be cheaper ><

but if you got an old computer that isn't used very much, just pull the HDD from it and make it a secondary hdd in your lan machine.

That's a good idea

Or... just buy a new big hard drive, they're not that much.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 08, 2009, 04:25:39 PM
32MB ram? a little under a gig of HDD space?
Negative on both. (8MB ram, 6GB HDD space total.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 08, 2009, 05:07:52 PM
...WHAT IN THE NAME OF OMGWTFBBQ ARE YOU RUNNIN, MAN!?!

My 1993 mobo had that much AS BACKUP RAM! And 2 sticks of 16mb ram! my 1994 desktop has 64megs! my 1995 LAPTOP has 8megs, but you got a desktop with that much? and only 6 gigs total?! WHAT ARE YOU RUNNIN, AND WHY IS IT STILL YOUR MAIN COMPUTER!?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 08, 2009, 06:31:12 PM
32MB ram? a little under a gig of HDD space?
Negative on both. (8MB ram, 6GB HDD space total.)

LOLWUTHEFRAGBBQ?

EIGHT MEGABYTES?! ARE YOU NUTS? How do you live?! I could understand the 580 cpu, and the 6gb hd, but the RAM?! Even my slowest computer has 256, and my 1996 computer had 64! What are you running, 98?!


....anyways, crazed rant aside (but seriously! WAT to the max!)

I plan on buying an external HD sometime soon. I have 5 working computers in my house, with a minimum of 3 on at once, all needing hard drive space. An external would be best...except I'd have to lug a brick to a LAN party. ><

All the extra HDs I have are 10 gigs or less (one has 15...), so no help there. Also, my PC of choice would probably be my laptop. Integrated gfx, yes, but it's got the fastest CPU, and my GeForce 4 isn't too much better.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 08, 2009, 06:57:48 PM
It's a used school computer given out to me free about 3-4 years ago. They were upgrading from 2000 to XP and they needed to get rid of the lower end systems that couldn't run XP. They had a program where you can sign up to get one free.
The only other PC I had ever used was 95. So I was crazy excited about owning a 2000.
I don't know the official specs, whenever Skulltag launches it would scroll data and say "548.xxxxxMhz, CPUvendor:GenuineIntel," etc.
And whenever I turn my computer on, the start up screen says "8MB RAM". It could be referring to my graphics card, but I didn't know I owned one because "hardware acceleration/OpenGL" never worked for me.

It's either this or the ancient spyware-infested "lol o hay GM i'm gonna crash when you try to press the start button or go to my computer the only way to use me efficiently is F8 during startup and go DOS mode and even then you are limited to only playing doom shareware and prince of persia muhahahahaha microsoft pwnz!" windows 95 PC

Ironically, the 95 machine has 8GB HDD compared to the 2000's 6GB. LOLWUT to the extreme.

It's my main PC because financially I can't afford a new one. It's also probably why I still watch TV over the air on an 60's black and white set and the only gaming console I have ever laid hands on is a SNES.

Exaggerating about the black and white part. But yeah, it's a really old tv. Mono sound. Toshiba "Blackstripe". It even looks antique. The screen rolls and I have to turn a knob to fix it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 08, 2009, 07:53:58 PM
Wow, your stuff is, well, old (I might call the TV classic, but not the PC XD).

And why don't you just transfer the 8 gb HD from your 95 PC to your 2000 PC as a secondary drive? You just change the jumper to "slave" and you're all set.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 03:30:17 AM
OH! The tv thing is no prob...we did that for the longest time, man...and same with me, untill around 2005 the only game machine i had was a SNES...and a broken genesis.

and i can tell ya, if the 95 pc is that bad, why not steal the ram from it and beef up your good computer a bit more? (or, wipe the hard drive and put a linux on it (your problems are solved!)

and dont worry, i talk about buying stuff all the time, but my purchases are few and far between...and they're usually the result of saving for awhile. (gfx card was birthday and a few odd jobs, ipod was christmas, jobs, and me selling a few things...and those were almost 6 months apart.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 09, 2009, 01:30:16 PM
I just learned something shocking.  As it turns out, you have to pay for the Touhou games.  I wonder how I got a full version of Mountain of Faith then.

Oh, and I am downloading the demo of this Touhou fighter game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQ3eH6rklI

Sadly, you too have to pay for this.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 09, 2009, 02:04:44 PM
Anyone here play everything vs. everything?

It seems like it should be freeware but it's really hard to find without dealing with torrents
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 09, 2009, 02:26:17 PM
I have heard of it, and I have wanted it, but I HATE messing w/torrents. Also, I usually have no luck with torrents. *cough*TOUHOU FIGHTER!*cough**cough*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 02:48:54 PM
While some torrents cant be helped, I usually get success with them. Even with a torrent of a FLAC album rip with only 10 seeders, it pulled through. you just gotta go and find other trackers and get more peers and know when to up and lower your upload/download limits...if i'm uploading more than i download, i tweak it to the other way so i get a tad more speed.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on July 09, 2009, 03:16:02 PM
IMHO, torrents are evil.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 03:54:11 PM
You cant tell me its not a fast way to get data transfered...

Now, torrents usually have a bad name due to the fact that they are freely available and carry content that can be stolen. The idea behind torrents are actually peer-to-peer connections, that is, you dont hafta have a big server to upload and download from, you can do a direct transfer faster than any other third-party program. And they way it works is you give it to someone else, and then someone else, and they share it, and then the next person to try and get it has 4 'peers' to download from. Limewire works this way (and not just for its torrents part, but for everything you find on it)

The actual use of torrents is not evil/illegal, but the content they provide can be.

HOWEVER, if you're talking about how they dont work and the like, then yeah, they can be XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 09, 2009, 04:15:14 PM
Surely EVE can't be that huge, though... why doesn't somebody just RAR it and put it somewhere
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 09, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
EVE can't be huge, it has like a MILLION characters and stages!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 06:09:22 PM
O_o where did the EVE thing come from?!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 09, 2009, 06:48:35 PM
Everything vs. Everything, I'm thinking.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 09, 2009, 07:01:58 PM
EVE can't be huge, it has like a MILLION characters and stages!

a valid point, but it has SNES graphics... even KSS can fit on something smaller than a megabyte unzipped.

I've downloaded things that were 1 GB +, I mean, EVE can't be bigger than 10 GB, right?

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on July 09, 2009, 07:16:07 PM
EVE?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 09, 2009, 07:18:25 PM
Everything vs. Everything
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 09, 2009, 07:20:03 PM
I mean, EVE can't be bigger than 10 GB, right?
Heaven forbid!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 08:18:27 PM
Anyone heard of "I Wanna Be The Guy"? I've yet to download, just because of how UBER HARD it looks...

and I know people putting high end N64 graphics or lower end GC graphics, and sequenced music and text, with camera movements, camera effects, and animation/animated models in 64kilobytes
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 09, 2009, 08:50:25 PM
Anyone heard of "I Wanna Be The Guy"? I've yet to download, just because of how UBER HARD it looks...

and I know people putting high end N64 graphics or lower end GC graphics, and sequenced music and text, with camera movements, camera effects, and animation/animated models in 64kilobytes

N64 graphics: that's pretty cool, what are they making?

and as for IWBTG, it isn't hard... it's rediculous. MM1 is hard, IWBTG is just based off of chance and memorization... it's not skill, it's how many times can you try the same thing over and over and over again (and repeat) and/or how many youtube videos have you watched on the ONLY way to solve it.

Take any normal 8-bit game, make the enemies invisible and silent with one shot kills and no powerups or extra lives, and you get close to getting how stupidly hard IWBTG is.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on July 09, 2009, 08:53:43 PM
IWBTG = DO NOT WANT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 09, 2009, 09:39:00 PM
After seeing the Touhou fighter game, I decided to get back into Mugen. I made up for the lack of the Touhou fighter by having Touhou characters in Mugen. I even have the Circle-9 Fairy Cirno!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 09, 2009, 11:02:05 PM
@75: Its called the demoscene, where people try to make 3d environments and the like all fit into very small packages.

ever heard of .kkrieger? when I got my new gfx card i was able to play it...its an fps with sound, music, a map or 2, and enemies and multiple weapons. all in 64k
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on July 09, 2009, 11:14:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQ3eH6rklI

Immaterial and Missing Power eh?  If that game had Flandre Scarlet in it, that game would have all my favorite charters in it unless I'm getting mixed up with Scarlet Weather Rhapsody.  >_<

While on the subject of Touhou and Flandre Scarlet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfZGqyVrqw8
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 09, 2009, 11:29:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQ3eH6rklI
 If that game had Flandre Scarlet in it

There are a couple of versions of Flandre Scarlet on Mugen.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 09, 2009, 11:37:25 PM
Anyone ever played any games from the Rockman.EXE series?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 10, 2009, 12:38:12 PM
You mean games like Mega Man Star Force?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 10, 2009, 04:44:15 PM
You mean games like Mega Man Star Force?
No, the .EXE Transmission/Battle Network games that came before Star Force.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 11, 2009, 06:16:41 PM
Thats what I meant, but I could not remember the name of that series (and star force is like that series, but the camera is different).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 11, 2009, 08:09:33 PM
They are different incarnations of Rockman (known to us Americans as Mega Man. Why Capcom? Why?)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 12, 2009, 01:44:36 AM
I don't know... maybe in Japanese "Rock Man" actually follows the same level of alliteration as "Mega Man" in English. Or maybe the japanese word for "Mega" is something rediculous.

alliteration is just the repetition of similar starting sounds, if you don't know.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 12, 2009, 10:23:24 AM
In Japan it is just Rockman written and said in English.

As to why they changed it, I dunno. Why is it that in Super Castlevainia IV they covered up little nude statues with togas and yet they failed to cover up Medusa's bare top?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 12, 2009, 10:51:39 AM
I remember seeing stuff like that... is super castlevania IV an old game? I remember that used to happen A LOT, but obviously not too much anymore.

They used to put those statues in the last levels, as though they hadn't expected people who weren't old enough to see them to even get to that point... which wasn't far off, those games were really difficult.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 12, 2009, 12:26:57 PM
Super Castlevainia IV was for the SNES (hence the Super in the name).

And I agree, those games are fun but hard.  They had a password system though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on July 12, 2009, 05:17:47 PM
http://www.mariomarathon.com/

So, these guys have been playing Mario for the last 55 hours? Impressive.

But they keep dying on the Rainbow Ride level...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 12, 2009, 05:25:42 PM
Oh wow...that's crazy. I love how they all have their laptops out except for the one playing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 12, 2009, 06:01:57 PM
That's freakin insane!

But of course, my CPU has a heart attack as soon as I click the link.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 12, 2009, 10:15:02 PM
DUDE! DO WANT.

however, i have better things to do with my time...like, playing TF2. >.>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 12, 2009, 10:16:23 PM
however, i have better things to do with my time...like, playing TF2. >.>
Shame on you!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: koolgool on July 12, 2009, 11:28:15 PM
Don't know if this has been said yet or not, but...

omgomgomgomgomgomggomg!

New MechWarrior ftw!

Check out this epic trailer.

http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/18954/mech-warrior-project/videos/mechwarrior_trl_phoenix_70709.html

Woot!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 13, 2009, 12:44:12 AM
mechwarior...i remember this virtual reality thing that hooked 2 vr pods to a network, and you had the most AWESOME control panel for doing stuff. you then got in, and this HUGE WIDESCREEN with SURROUND SOUND would engulf you and, as far as i could tell, mechwarior...i think
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 13, 2009, 01:19:43 AM
I'm a big simulation/strategy fan, playing games such as SimCity and Civilization. But my all-time favorite has to be The Sims.

The Sims 3 came out recently. I really want it really bad, but when I looked up the computer requirements, it required 5 GB of free space, plus 1 GB if you wanted to make custom content. Spore took up 3 GB alone, so my compy can only hold so much. I mean, it has plenty of free space and could easily hold TS3, but IDK...

I did read up on the new personality traits. Some of them include athletic, vegetarian, party animal, charismatic, technophobe, and other such things. My traits would be computer whiz, friendly, good sense of humor, can't stand art, and bookworm.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: koolgool on July 13, 2009, 09:35:03 AM
The Sims 3 was good. If you liked the Sims 2 you would like this. It just seems like a heavily updated Sims 2 to me, though. One of the coolest features is probably the ability to choose your own color and pattern for nearly everything in the game. You can also zoom out from your house and quickly check on what your other sims are doing without having to switch to which sim family you're controlling.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on July 13, 2009, 01:21:40 PM
I'd buy the sims 3, but my compy's video card is awful. It does ruffly half the power that's required. >.< I can run spore though so I might try sims 3. Not to mention it isn't a complete waste, my brother's comy can probably run it. 
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 13, 2009, 04:17:38 PM
This is one of those times I wish I had a modern PC.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 13, 2009, 09:51:58 PM
This game looks fun (and it would get the GM seal of approval).

http://wii.ign.com/articles/999/999659p1.html
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 13, 2009, 10:41:27 PM
(and it would get the GM seal of approval).
WAT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 13, 2009, 10:50:14 PM
Um...complicating mario kart is NOT pwnz...even if the theme of the kart game is something you like.

(if they added complex upgrades and weapons to your car, and try to add a story and the like, i'd not buy it, even if it was about atari XD)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 13, 2009, 11:03:43 PM
(and it would get the GM seal of approval).
WAT

...........I am guessing you are not a fan of this game?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 13, 2009, 11:34:47 PM
I'd buy the sims 3, but my compy's video card is awful. It does ruffly half the power that's required. >.< I can run spore though so I might try sims 3. Not to mention it isn't a complete waste, my brother's compy can probably run it. 

My video card can run Spore, so it should run TS3.

And on the topic of Spore, I can't seem to complete the galaxy phase. My aircraft sucks, and I have nowhere near enough SporeBucks to upgrade the defenses, let alone attack equipment. It'd be much easier to play if my sister galaxies wouldn't constantly ask me to help them out. One of my recent quests involved killing an aircraft fleet from my sister empire to help one of my other sister empires out. WAT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 13, 2009, 11:53:11 PM
(and it would get the GM seal of approval).
WAT

...........I am guessing you are not a fan of this game?
No, I just don't know what your talking about :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 14, 2009, 12:04:53 PM
GM: Why not just click the link? Don't be like Manny and skip over links.  ;)

The Spore expansion pack (Spore Galactic Adventures) just came out recently, and a couple of my friends say it's great.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 14, 2009, 02:19:16 PM
Dude! I just found a pack of lo-res TF2 character and weapons models!

Now, all we need to do is port it to quake, edit the quake source to act like team fortess 2 (even though the original TF might work as well), compile it to DS or PSP, implement the DStoDS multiplayer, or add in internet code, and BAM. we could have portable TF2!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 14, 2009, 04:40:57 PM
GM: Why not just click the link? Don't be like Manny and skip over links.  ;)
What do you speak of? ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 14, 2009, 06:13:39 PM
I speak of this. http://wii.ign.com/articles/999/999659p1.html

A TF2 port to Quake? Is that what you're saying? And portable ports as well? If so, that would be awesome!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 14, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
well, to find a 3d FPS on a portable console, make the multiplayer work, then port the lores models to it.
but it would be hard...the TF on quake is pretty different than TF2, even TFClassic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 14, 2009, 07:05:01 PM
Dude! I just found a pack of lo-res TF2 character and weapons models!

Now, all we need to do is port it to quake, edit the quake source to act like team fortess 2 (even though the original TF might work as well), compile it to DS or PSP, implement the DStoDS multiplayer, or add in internet code, and BAM. we could have portable TF2!

I'm not sure if that's a good idea... You probably haven't played MP: Hunters.

I found out quickly how many buttons you need to play a good shooter... six isn't enough
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 14, 2009, 11:18:22 PM
I speak of this. http://wii.ign.com/articles/999/999659p1.html
I GET THE JOKE!

And yes, it gets my special seal of approval   XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 15, 2009, 01:00:16 AM
I found out quickly how many buttons you need to play a good shooter... six isn't enough

hehe...thats why it would be quake, and aiming optional. only people who really need it are snipers. the rest can use the auto aim. but i know how it is...

actually, i saw this one thing that you could slip on your thumb, and it became a stylus. then you make the lower screen a full touchpad, and just use L to jump, R to shoot, and the other 4 buttons as quick options (weapons switch, class screen, team screen, and select. or put the controls like the Xbox 360 version...though it has a few more buttons XD.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: serotoninXxX on July 15, 2009, 10:15:15 PM
Guess who I just met...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/weirdestchild/100_0364.jpg)









 :o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 15, 2009, 10:36:57 PM
Dude, you haven't posted in the longest time
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 16, 2009, 12:23:42 AM
Guess who I just met...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/weirdestchild/100_0364.jpg)









 :o

You have GOT to be kidding me! EDIT: I swear it was under the /quote.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 16, 2009, 01:12:51 AM
my my my...nother tag fail.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 16, 2009, 01:19:04 AM
Guess who I just met...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/weirdestchild/100_0364.jpg)









 :o
Hey.....that doesn't look like your hand!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/kb7rky/FARK%20Photos/6462seewhatyoudidig5.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 16, 2009, 01:24:14 AM
...do you know seritonin? X_X if you do


(and bmd, change the irc info in your sig...i just noticed it ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: serotoninXxX on July 16, 2009, 02:07:37 AM
Guess who I just met...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/weirdestchild/100_0364.jpg)









 :o
Hey.....that doesn't look like your hand!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/kb7rky/FARK%20Photos/6462seewhatyoudidig5.jpg)


(http://www.spootypuff.com/forum/images/smilies/ShiftyEyes.gif)

walks slowly out of thread...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 16, 2009, 11:34:06 AM
I beat Tales of Symphonia:Dawn of the New World last night.
(http://www.wiisworld.com/images/boxpics/wii/big/Tales-of-Symphonia-Dawn-of-the-New-World-JP.jpg)
This makes only the second RPG I have beat (the first being Kingdom Hearts 2). It was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 16, 2009, 02:24:12 PM
Beating RPGs takes forever! That's why I've switched to FPSes lately, since I haven't really got the time, but I guess I wouldn't mind sitting down and playing some Elder Scrolls some time...

Also, yes Atari, BMD and Serotonin are friends in RL. I remember all this stuff, I guess. *shrug*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 16, 2009, 05:21:43 PM
The only rpg i ever beat was pokemon >_>. I one time tried final fantasy 3 but i came across a boss so ridiculously powerful it would take me years to train enough to kill it my attacks did 3 damage. The boss's attacks did 900 damage each time it attacks >_>.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 16, 2009, 05:51:36 PM
I've tried every final fantasy on the SNES. no way...

Pokemon, I never beat. Always was used to using someone elses, who was halfway through the game, and I was able to beat masters, catch pokemon, go places...but starting from scratch? never could do it ><

The  video gaming im doing now...is mostly TF2. Prolly gonna try for some HL2 before the end of the summer.

I really want to do Machinima. But the epic type of machinima, the type that has good audio, scenes, NPC interaction, firefights, epic camera angles, and the like.

I need a dang mod team. Just present them my story and say MAKE THIS. ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 17, 2009, 02:25:39 PM
Speaking of video games, atari, your avatar is WIN.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Gov.Less!!! on July 17, 2009, 03:20:35 PM
ima injoying it!!!! lawl
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 17, 2009, 04:56:31 PM
ima injoying it!!!! lawl
K wut?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 17, 2009, 05:52:24 PM
ima injoying it!!!! lawl
K wut?

Allow me to translate: "I'm enjoying it. Laugh Out Loud."  ;) But really Gov. Less, do try to clean up the spelling and grammar in your posts.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 17, 2009, 06:34:43 PM
ima injoying it!!!! lawl
K wut?

Allow me to translate: "I'm enjoying it. Laugh Out Loud."
I got that part. I don't know what he's referring to.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 17, 2009, 06:38:00 PM
ima injoying it!!!! lawl
K wut?

Allow me to translate: "I'm enjoying it. Laugh Out Loud."
I got that part. I don't know what he's referring to.

Atari's avatar.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 17, 2009, 11:57:21 PM
http://www.chexquest.org/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=213
thats the full size image...

I found a label maker thats pretty pwnz. makes atari labels!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 18, 2009, 12:29:53 AM
I am officially addicted to THIS game of sheer WIN.

(http://tb3070.k12.sd.us/images/Metal-Gear-Solid-3-Snake-Eater.jpg)

Has anyone else here played any Metal Gear?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ozy4everfly on July 18, 2009, 12:32:08 AM
I played Twin Snake and couldn't really get into it. It was a little too hard.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 18, 2009, 12:35:00 AM
Thats what I used to think too. I used to be too impatient for Metal Gear (being raised on a diet of shoot-em-up's the idea of stealth, was going right past my head). I am glad that I am playing it well now.  It is really satisfying to slit a enemy throat!  >:D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ozy4everfly on July 18, 2009, 12:43:11 AM
I played Beyond Good and Evil and loved it! I think I'm kind of patient, but I couldn't get through Splinter Cell either. 
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 18, 2009, 12:43:56 AM
mebe thats why i fail at the spy...i'm raised on run and gun XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 18, 2009, 11:36:42 AM
I am officially addicted to THIS game of sheer WIN.

(http://tb3070.k12.sd.us/images/Metal-Gear-Solid-3-Snake-Eater.jpg)

Has anyone else here played any Metal Gear?
That game owned i was sad when i beat it. I need to get some more metal gear games.
I couldn't get through Splinter Cell either. 
The only splinter cell game i beat was the first one. Pandora tomorrow sucked in my opinion i don't know about chaos theory never played it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 18, 2009, 11:44:00 AM
I can't find beyond good and evil anywhere, but it looks quite good.

You can't run and gun with spy, Atari. you must watch, and believe it or not, listen.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 18, 2009, 12:46:11 PM
I played Beyond Good and Evil and loved it! I think I'm kind of patient, but I couldn't get through Splinter Cell either. 

Dude, Beyond Good & Evil had such a awesome story, but I couldn't get into the gameplay at all. Plus, it had no replay value at all. A awesome game though nevertheless.

I was the same with Splinter Cell.  I might have to try it again some time.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 18, 2009, 02:10:40 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/Rc750j1f.jpg)

Feast your eyes on the one T metal gear game!


I wonder where I can get the PC version...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 18, 2009, 03:05:59 PM
just find an MSX emulator...there's gotta be at least ONE. And trust me, the one above is FAR BETTER than the NES version...

You can't run and gun with spy, Atari. you must watch, and believe it or not, listen.
No, I know that. Its just hard for me BECAUSE my instinct is to run and gun. Its why I fail at it, and why I never really play spy. I'm all about run in, get some points, die, and do it again. I've gotten one or 2 real kills with a spy, and died immediately after. I'm not a sneaky type. However, when i'm spy HUNTING...I listen. Cant really watch, but you hear the steps, and prepare yourself for an attack. (hearing disembodied footsteps ups my adrenalin.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on July 21, 2009, 03:45:44 PM
Research and Development (http://www.moddb.com/mods/research-and-development)

This is, quite frankly, the best Half-Life 2 mod. EVER.

It's a puzzle-centric game, and you are armed with only a Gravity Gun. So before I knew anything more, I was already predisposed to like it. The puzzles are quite ingenious, I might add. And what's more, many of the puzzles involve killing people and blowing stuff up. Which makes it even better. And in the final level, you build your own vehicle. Which you then use to crush puny zombies. And not to mention, some parts are quite humorous.

So what are you waiting for? Get it. Get it NAOUGH!!!
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 21, 2009, 05:07:59 PM
My mom got Descent 1 and 2(in a bundle) for 5.99 on gog.com! :D


Descent 1 has all it's old glory that I remember, though I had never tried Descent 2.  What's cool is that Descent 2 has special "CD Music" that removes the midi soundtrack and replaces it with some kind of pseudo-metal music.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 21, 2009, 05:22:59 PM
Both Descents are awesome. I had the full registered Descent 1, but just the Descent 2 demo. Actually, Descent 3 is out as well, much more modern...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 21, 2009, 07:14:54 PM
What is Descent?
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 21, 2009, 07:26:28 PM
Both Descents are awesome. I had the full registered Descent 1, but just the Descent 2 demo. Actually, Descent 3 is out as well, much more modern...
I have Descent 3 and the expansion Descent 3 - Mercenaries, and they are awesome ;D  It even comes with a map editor!

@GM - Let me Google that for you... (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Descent)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 21, 2009, 11:46:39 PM
My sister had a package of Wii related win come in today. This package includes:

Rune Factory:Frontier
A Wiimote+Nunchuck
and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

She is currently playing Rune Factory right now and I don't blame her. It looks like a lot of fun!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 22, 2009, 01:19:43 AM
I love video games of every sort, but my passion is casual games.

This great company, PlayFirst, makes all these sorts of great games. For those of you who've heard of Diner Dash, these are the same producers. They've gone on to make a variety of Dash games: Wedding Dash, Doggie Dash, Parking Dash...the list goes on and on. They also make other series such as Chocolatier (my personal favorite), Dream Chronicles, Emerald City Confidential, Wandering Willows, and the Nightshift Code. The Chocolatier series has become so popular, in fact, that a time management game called The Great Chocolate Chase was released that was based off of Chocolatier.

Today, a new game came out: Passport to Perfume. Sounds feminine, I know, but it's very fun. It's a time management game where you run a perfume shop. Tasks include filling bottles, giving customers royal perfume, adding spritzers to perfume bottles, giving customers flowers to keep them happy, mixing perfumes, and so on. Between certain levels, you must go out and find certain ingredients for perfume, then must come back and make your own unique scents. Certain scents crank out more cash, but take longer to produce. It's a time management/simulation game, and it's quite hard.

In August, Gemini Lost is due to release (wasn't wild about the beta of that one), and Avenue Flo (a point-and-click adventure game based off of Diner Dash, beta was fun). In September, Cooking Dash 2: Claim to Fame will release, and I must say, it's the best game PlayFirst has released this year so far.

My, this is one long post...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on July 22, 2009, 10:39:30 AM
Casual games FTW!  Now I know you are not a big Bejeweled/Chuzzle-style games, but PopCap games has some of the best casual games I've ever seen.  As everyone at the last chat party will recall, I just picked up Peggle and Peggle Nights. XD Both games ROCK!  They are two of the simplest games I've seen since Bejeweled.  Anywho, I'll summerize with this:
PopCap Games = casual games + brillient designs + awesome music
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 22, 2009, 11:22:00 AM
I used to be a big RPG player. Shining Force was my personal favorite. I must've beaten it at least 2 or 3 times, getting new secrets along the way. From there, I kinda got shorter on time and moved onto platformers. Mario and Sonic (duh), N, and etc. These days, I'm mostly an FPS kind of guy, in short due to my renewed love of CQ.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 22, 2009, 11:28:53 AM
I got to try Rune Factory last night.  I used to scoff at Harvest Moon/Rune Factory for adding a relationship/love aspect to a farming game.....now I find that one of the more fun parts of the game. ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 23, 2009, 01:19:58 AM
Casual games FTW!  Now I know you are not a big Bejeweled/Chuzzle-style games, but PopCap games has some of the best casual games I've ever seen.  As everyone at the last chat party will recall, I just picked up Peggle and Peggle Nights. XD Both games ROCK!  They are two of the simplest games I've seen since Bejeweled.  Anywho, I'll summerize with this:
PopCap Games = casual games + brillient designs + awesome music

Plants vs Zombies was also made by Popcap Games. It's the only Popcap game worth playing IMO. :P

I also used to love GameLab, but they shut their doors after the economic recession.  :'(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on July 23, 2009, 07:41:02 PM
Anyone played the original Prince of Persia?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 23, 2009, 08:05:54 PM
I have.  I horribly SUCK at it, but I have.  Older games are a lot more hard then the games made nowadays.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 23, 2009, 10:55:48 PM
I haven't played the original, but I've played the sands of time.

Some things about that game are really cool, and some things are kind of lame... seems like it's hard to find games that get the whole thing right.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on July 23, 2009, 11:23:56 PM
Anyone played the original Prince of Persia?
YES.  WIN!

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc211/RoanK/EPICWIN.jpg)


That game is AMAZING!  I haven't beat it yet, though.

BTW: Don't fret, 75, PoP 1 is abandonware!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 23, 2009, 11:58:52 PM
Anyone played the original Prince of Persia?
That game was nothing but pure win.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 24, 2009, 12:47:14 PM
Anyone played the original Prince of Persia?
YES.  WIN!

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc211/RoanK/EPICWIN.jpg)


That game is AMAZING!  I haven't beat it yet, though.

BTW: Don't fret, 75, PoP 1 is abandonware!

QFT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 24, 2009, 12:48:28 PM
Any one know if blood 2: the chosen is abandonware?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: serotoninXxX on July 25, 2009, 11:42:37 AM
why is it that people say madden keeps repeating the same game over and over (true) but at the same time asking for portal 2, Half-Life2: ep:3, and L4D2? :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on July 25, 2009, 06:21:48 PM
Any one know if blood 2: the chosen is abandonware?

you play blood? that's the goriest game I've ever seen.  :o

why is it that people say madden keeps repeating the same game over and over (true) but at the same time asking for portal 2, Half-Life2: ep:3, and L4D2? :-\

because a sequel adds new gameplay, whereas football is just football, with some tweaks for players coming and going from teams.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 26, 2009, 12:03:48 AM
Any one know if blood 2: the chosen is abandonware?

you play blood? that's the goriest game I've ever seen.  :o

why is it that people say madden keeps repeating the same game over and over (true) but at the same time asking for portal 2, Half-Life2: ep:3, and L4D2? :-\

because a sequel adds new gameplay, whereas football is just football, with some tweaks for players coming and going from teams.

With a name like "blood", I'm not surprised it's gory.

And very true about the sequels. Also, Madden '09 is basically Madden '03 with better graphics and different players.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 26, 2009, 10:27:47 AM
Any one know if blood 2: the chosen is abandonware?

you play blood? that's the goriest game I've ever seen.  :o
 
That is why its the best  >:D.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 27, 2009, 12:30:08 PM
Playing some Super Smash Bros. 64 today. I love that game. I'm good with Kirby, but the only problem is when you get to the characters you can't take the power from (Kirby sucks in Link, gets a Link hat and power...Kirby sucks in Metal Mario, does nothing. ><).

I beat the Master Hand, then failed against Jigglypuff. Here we go all over again...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on July 27, 2009, 01:05:17 PM
I never liked Kirby, he's too moochy.  Stealing every one's powers. I was always a Mario-Samus guy.Though, I was never good in general.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 27, 2009, 01:14:33 PM
I'm going on a retro game spree, I guess. Not as retro as Atari 2600s and all that, just N64 and some DOS games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 27, 2009, 01:19:35 PM
ah...i was about to say go play breakout...but its not as fun w/o the paddle controler and the glowing screen...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on July 27, 2009, 01:23:54 PM
I'm going on a retro game spree, I guess. Not as retro as Atari 2600s and all that, just N64 and some DOS games.

What kind of N64 games do you have? My brother and I have a ton! Bomberman 64 to Iggy's wrecking ball. >.<
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 27, 2009, 02:04:24 PM
I spent 9 HOURS yesterday playing Rune Factory!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 27, 2009, 03:54:27 PM
ah...i was about to say go play breakout...but its not as fun w/o the paddle controler and the glowing screen...

Breakout is fun, and I'm sure even moreso with the paddle controller, but alas. I have not a Breakout controller.


I'm going on a retro game spree, I guess. Not as retro as Atari 2600s and all that, just N64 and some DOS games.

What kind of N64 games do you have? My brother and I have a ton! Bomberman 64 to Iggy's wrecking ball. >.<

I have quite a few. Super Mario 64, SSB, Excitebike 64 (why'd I buy that...), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards...the list goes on.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on July 27, 2009, 04:22:11 PM
I'm going on a retro game spree, I guess. Not as retro as Atari 2600s and all that, just N64 and some DOS games.

What kind of N64 games do you have? My brother and I have a ton! Bomberman 64 to Iggy's wrecking ball. >.<

I have quite a few. Super Mario 64, SSB, Excitebike 64 (why'd I buy that...), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards...the list goes on.
Super Mario 64 is pretty fun! I never have played Kirby 64 and I'm a huge Kirby fan. :(

The N64 games I have and still play include Super Smash Bros 64 (Kirtby ftw!), Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Harvest Moon 64, GoldenEye 007, StarFox 64, and of course The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. One lesser known title that I would highly recommend to anyone is Shadow Man ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Man_(video_game) ). It is a non-linear adventure game/RPG/third-person shooter thingy that has a puzzle, climbing and physics system similar to the early Tomb Raider games. I thought it was a ton of fun, but it can get a bit confusing because of its non-linearity.

I also have a few games like Perfect Dark and Turok, but I never got around to playing them. ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on July 27, 2009, 04:39:25 PM
ah...i was about to say go play breakout...but its not as fun w/o the paddle controler and the glowing screen...
I was able to play on a genuine Super Breakout machine a few weeks ago.  That, and several dozen similar machines.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 27, 2009, 05:03:57 PM
Oh! Our church just got an arcade game called "Bosconian"

One of our youth leader's father had it in his garage, but since all the grandkids are moving away and such, he gave it to her, and she gave it to the church...

...now I just need to get our pastor to let me hack our Wii, and we'll be all set XD

(Hes planning on taking the tv out, rewiring it with a video switch, and then replacing it (we need to hook up the DVD player), but the Wii is already connected. I'm trying to get him to let me hack the wii and place some DVD software on it, but hes not buying it ><)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 27, 2009, 05:47:42 PM
I've played Bosconian before.  Its a lot of fun, even IF it sounds like a Russian pastry. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 27, 2009, 06:21:07 PM
Wait, Atarian, your church has a Wii?! And an arcade machine?! Nice!

The N64 games I have and still play include Super Smash Bros 64 (Kirtby ftw!), Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Harvest Moon 64, GoldenEye 007, StarFox 64, and of course The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. One lesser known title that I would highly recommend to anyone is Shadow Man ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Man_(video_game) ). It is a non-linear adventure game/RPG/third-person shooter thingy that has a puzzle, climbing and physics system similar to the early Tomb Raider games. I thought it was a ton of fun, but it can get a bit confusing because of its non-linearity.

I also have a few games like Perfect Dark and Turok, but I never got around to playing them. ><

Same. I never got around to some of the games...not enough time.

So many video games ended in "64"...I mean yeah, they differentiated console versions, but you don't see games like Portal 360 (though that actually sounds like a pretty cool name XD)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 27, 2009, 06:30:48 PM
Oh! Our church just got an arcade game called "Bosconian"

One of our youth leader's father had it in his garage, but since all the grandkids are moving away and such, he gave it to her, and she gave it to the church...

...now I just need to get our pastor to let me hack our Wii, and we'll be all set XD

(Hes planning on taking the tv out, rewiring it with a video switch, and then replacing it (we need to hook up the DVD player), but the Wii is already connected. I'm trying to get him to let me hack the wii and place some DVD software on it, but hes not buying it ><)


Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on July 27, 2009, 06:32:59 PM
Wait, Atarian, your church has a Wii?! And an arcade machine?! Nice!

The N64 games I have and still play include Super Smash Bros 64 (Kirtby ftw!), Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Harvest Moon 64, GoldenEye 007, StarFox 64, and of course The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. One lesser known title that I would highly recommend to anyone is Shadow Man ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Man_(video_game) ). It is a non-linear adventure game/RPG/third-person shooter thingy that has a puzzle, climbing and physics system similar to the early Tomb Raider games. I thought it was a ton of fun, but it can get a bit confusing because of its non-linearity.

I also have a few games like Perfect Dark and Turok, but I never got around to playing them. ><

Same. I never got around to some of the games...not enough time.

So many video games ended in "64"...I mean yeah, they differentiated console versions, but you don't see games like Portal 360 (though that actually sounds like a pretty cool name XD)
lol, I was pondering the "64" thing when I was typing that out... the majority of the N64 titles I can think of end in 64. What a lovely marketing scheme. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 27, 2009, 07:37:33 PM
Wait, Atarian, your church has a Wii?! And an arcade machine?! Nice!

The N64 games I have and still play include Super Smash Bros 64 (Kirtby ftw!), Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, Harvest Moon 64, GoldenEye 007, StarFox 64, and of course The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. One lesser known title that I would highly recommend to anyone is Shadow Man ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Man_(video_game) ). It is a non-linear adventure game/RPG/third-person shooter thingy that has a puzzle, climbing and physics system similar to the early Tomb Raider games. I thought it was a ton of fun, but it can get a bit confusing because of its non-linearity.

I also have a few games like Perfect Dark and Turok, but I never got around to playing them. ><

Same. I never got around to some of the games...not enough time.

So many video games ended in "64"...I mean yeah, they differentiated console versions, but you don't see games like Portal 360 (though that actually sounds like a pretty cool name XD)
lol, I was pondering the "64" thing when I was typing that out... the majority of the N64 titles I can think of end in 64. What a lovely marketing scheme. XD

At least they didn't resort to GoldenEye 007 64...half the people looking at the box would get confused. ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 27, 2009, 11:22:44 PM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.

It all is for the youth, and only during off hours. We cant play during church, so unless we get there before evening service or early on wednesday nights, it just sits there.

And if you came to my church...man...that'd be weird. NO ONE looks like you, not to mention the message would be weird...also we're going through a change in leadership atm...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 28, 2009, 12:56:52 AM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.
And if you came to my church...man...that'd be weird. NO ONE looks like you, not to mention the message would be weird...also we're going through a change in leadership atm...

Thats fine. No one looks like me in my church except Kuwabara.  ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 28, 2009, 01:17:23 AM
LOL
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 28, 2009, 10:38:34 AM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.

It all is for the youth, and only during off hours. We cant play during church, so unless we get there before evening service or early on wednesday nights, it just sits there.

Well I mean, it makes sense. You aren't gonna be playing The Conduit during a sermon, are you? *glances at Kuwabara and Allen*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 28, 2009, 12:34:55 PM
Nah, we don't have a Wii in our church. XD  Now if I brought my DS..XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 28, 2009, 12:53:57 PM
Nah, we don't have a Wii in our church. XD  Now if I brought my DS..XD

We don't have a Wii in our church, sadly enough. :'(

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 28, 2009, 01:11:48 PM
I think the control scheme I said somewhere earlier would be the best for an FPS on DS...else, it'd hafta be wolfenstein 3d, doom, or DN3D styled. But DN3D would be pushing it...SO many buttons for so many things...

But you have a thumb stylus, or just some way to have your thumb controling a mini joystick on the touch screen. You slide it around and it moves your view (sensitivity can be changed). the D-pad moves you like the WASD. right trigger is primary fire, left is either grenades (Depending on the game) or alt-fire. two of the buttons would be weapons cycle, select gives you the best weapon. a button on the touch screen reloads (somewhere close to the joystick thing, for easy access).

This leaves out jumping and crouching, though...but you can make an FPS w/o jumping and crouching. Plus, thats just what I think.

Would be really cool for someone to do that, though.

and Cheetahben, you've got what must be a newer version of that song (your sig) :D
My mom used to sing that XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 30, 2009, 01:07:56 AM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.

It all is for the youth, and only during off hours. We cant play during church, so unless we get there before evening service or early on wednesday nights, it just sits there.

Well I mean, it makes sense. You aren't gonna be playing The Conduit during a sermon, are you? *glances at Kuwabara and Allen*

"And we now...excuse me! Would you at least turn off the volume??"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 30, 2009, 11:59:38 AM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.

It all is for the youth, and only during off hours. We cant play during church, so unless we get there before evening service or early on wednesday nights, it just sits there.

Well I mean, it makes sense. You aren't gonna be playing The Conduit during a sermon, are you? *glances at Kuwabara and Allen*

"And we now...excuse me! Would you at least turn off the volume??"

"Hold on! I still have 100 HP!" *everyone ignores the pastor and starts watching them play*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 30, 2009, 12:48:30 PM
Ok guys, I'm quitting my church and going to atari's! JK, but that is still WIN.

It all is for the youth, and only during off hours. We cant play during church, so unless we get there before evening service or early on wednesday nights, it just sits there.

Well I mean, it makes sense. You aren't gonna be playing The Conduit during a sermon, are you? *glances at Kuwabara and Allen*

"And we now...excuse me! Would you at least turn off the volume??"

"Hold on! I still have 100 HP!" *everyone ignores the pastor and starts watching them play*

We can haz no pastorz.  ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 30, 2009, 01:42:48 PM
Oh. Um, well, uh, what do you call the person who leads the sermon?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on July 30, 2009, 01:45:22 PM
Oh. Um, well, uh, what do you call the person who leads the sermon?

It all depends who the bishop asks to give a talk. Bassicly, the bishop (the head of the ward) will ask a member of the church if he or she will give a talk on (insert church topic here). It could be a 12 year old (those are short for the most part) or a 122 year old. It all depends.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 30, 2009, 06:12:47 PM
I just beat Snake Eater! It was EPIC. Loved every second of it. If you have a PS2 (and have no problem in playing M rated games) then I would HIGHLY suggest this game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 30, 2009, 06:40:43 PM
Lol i remember when i beat that game good times indeed.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 30, 2009, 09:04:13 PM
Kuwabara, that reminded me of this:

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<Zophory> dude, I just came up with the best idea for a Metal gear solid game!
<MrFizz> ....
<Zophory> it starts with Snake having to infiltrate a terroist meeting..
<MrFizz> I swear to God, if you say "Snake on a plane" at any point during this story, I'll cut you.
<Zophory> ..so, what's everyones plans for the weekend?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 31, 2009, 02:24:26 AM
LOLOLOL

THAT IS COMPLETELY HILARIOUS...mebe its just cuz i'm tired as heck.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on July 31, 2009, 10:32:55 AM
Kuwabara, that reminded me of this:

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<Zophory> dude, I just came up with the best idea for a Metal gear solid game!
<MrFizz> ....
<Zophory> it starts with Snake having to infiltrate a terroist meeting..
<MrFizz> I swear to God, if you say "Snake on a plane" at any point during this story, I'll cut you.
<Zophory> ..so, what's everyones plans for the weekend?
WIN  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on July 31, 2009, 11:01:54 AM
Oh. Um, well, uh, what do you call the person who leads the sermon?

It all depends who the bishop asks to give a talk. Bassicly, the bishop (the head of the ward) will ask a member of the church if he or she will give a talk on (insert church topic here). It could be a 12 year old (those are short for the most part) or a 122 year old. It all depends.

Wow, that sounds a lot alike mine, only we don't have a bishop. Rather, it's led by a group of elected elders, and you join a list if you want to give a talk.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on July 31, 2009, 11:42:29 AM
Let's get back to what this thread was made for: video games!

Does anyone do the tournaments in Mario Kart Wii? I've only done them twice, but they're pretty creative. One involved you driving throughout Bowser's Castle, but Bowser was driving in front of you and firing fireballs at you. Another one involved a drive through Luigi's Circuit. Easy, right? There are bombcars driving throughout the arena. It's always fun to compete and compare your scores to the rest of the world's.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on July 31, 2009, 04:11:40 PM
[If only religion wasn't such a picky topic...I'd wanna learn more about the Hierarchy of other religions]

But I dont have Mario Kart in any form but the SNES one on an emulator on my Wii...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on July 31, 2009, 06:19:03 PM
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But I dont have Mario Kart in any form but the SNES one on an emulator on my Wii...

Same here, except by emulator I mean not emulator and by Wii I mean SNES.

Somehow, I was able to snag a copy of Earthbound too for $5 at a garage sale.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on July 31, 2009, 06:28:57 PM
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But I dont have Mario Kart in any form but the SNES one on an emulator on my Wii...

Same here, except by emulator I mean not emulator and by Wii I mean SNES.

I like the wording on that. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on July 31, 2009, 11:10:31 PM
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But I dont have Mario Kart in any form but the SNES one on an emulator on my Wii...
Somehow, I was able to snag a copy of Earthbound too for $5 at a garage sale.
Lucky.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 01, 2009, 01:06:06 AM
If I could get 5 game systems...

1. NES 2
2. SNES (original)
3. Genesis (original w/ complete addons set - 32x, SegaCD)
4. N64
5. C64
(I'd say Atari, but I already got one! XD and if i'd want anything else, maybe a working 5200, or an Atari STacy)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on August 01, 2009, 01:32:14 PM
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and if i'd want anything else, maybe a working 5200

Interesting... my friend has one of those along with the box/instructions. Don't think he ever uses it anymore, though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 01, 2009, 01:33:18 PM
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and if i'd want anything else, maybe a working 5200

Interesting... my friend has one of those along with the box/instructions. Don't think he ever uses it anymore, though.
Atari, whip out your shipping address!
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 01, 2009, 10:12:26 PM
I have a good amount of Ye Olde Consoles, but I have a couple problems:

1.I need to either fix the springs on the NES, or hack it into a top loader
2.I need a power cord(still!) for the Atari 2600
3.I need a new video/audio cable for the Sega Genesis T_T
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on August 01, 2009, 10:33:30 PM
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3.I need a new video/audio cable for the Sega Genesis T_T

Make sure to get an AV cable and not one of those dreaded RF units. Those things are terrible. >_>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on August 01, 2009, 11:13:33 PM
hey, if it wasn't for RF I wouldn't have had any systems until about 2 years ago. I haven't had that many problems with it, really.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 02, 2009, 05:01:49 PM
RF Modulators are awesome! That is a good investment, I tell ya. However...quality is lost.

Certian systems can actually be modded to output higher quality video...atari 2600:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcYMbcHG06A
How to video mod your Genesis (http://www-unix.ecs.umass.edu/~dhowland/mod/)

The NES already outputs this...though a fake stereo effect can be achieved w/o a Y-cable by taking the sound direct from the CPU (before mixing into mono). However, this can sound bad in some parts, so its not advised.

I found a really good SNES video mod, but its page is long dead. (almost a year and a half gone)

and BMD...if you find anything thats 9v DC 500mA, and has a mini phono plug on the end, with the tip as positive, you get win. or, if you have some sort of dynamic PSU, just take a set of mono headphones, or a mono microphone, and chop-chop XD Which actually, thats the EXACT quality of the wiring...its headphone wire. that or I found one for atari 2600 for 6$...Here it is on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/Atari-2600-Power-Supply-AC-Adapter/dp/B000MQTKIK)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on August 03, 2009, 02:57:17 AM
The greatest benchmark in the gaming community just turned 20 years old!

Happy Birthday GameBoy.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 03, 2009, 11:38:29 AM
hehe, when I think benchmark, I think test...like benchmarking your computer.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on August 03, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
Well, the GameBoy was a good benchmark for portable handheld game systems.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 03, 2009, 02:49:49 PM
Hurray for the GB! When I think of the GB, two games usually come to mind:

Harvest Moon GB(C)

&

Link's Awakening.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on August 03, 2009, 03:29:33 PM
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Link's Awakening.

That game was full of glitches, especially the dreaded warp glitch. Still a fun game. :D

The original Pokemon games come to mind.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 03, 2009, 05:07:32 PM
Tetris and Pokemon...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 04, 2009, 12:22:03 AM
Ah yes, Tetris. I actually have a picture of the GB tetris cartridge as my cell phone's background.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 04, 2009, 11:45:16 AM
LOL

By the way...anyone know how to fix a 'broken' genesis?

Its been in the hottest part of the attic for almost 5 years. a quick inspection inside shows no dust, and no physical damage. RF Shielding is intact (though unnecessary). I'm not sure if the RF switch is bad (the only converter I got), or the games are dead, but when I turn the system on, it goes to a black screen. Another bad thing, the cartridge just slides right in. Theres no click or force necessary, making me believe its either not going in, or its gotten expanded and the contacts dont hit the data. I did jiggle around the cartridge one time, and it gave me a blue screen instead of black, but nothing more...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on August 05, 2009, 05:46:43 PM
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Link's Awakening.

That game was full of glitches, especially the dreaded warp glitch. Still a fun game. :D

The original Pokemon games come to mind.

I still have Pokemon Blue.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 06, 2009, 02:18:38 AM
I started playing Zelda: Oracle of Ages. \(^o^)/
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on August 06, 2009, 10:53:57 AM
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By the way...anyone know how to fix a 'broken' genesis?

I'm afraid not, though I should know.

Funny, I used to have a spare Genesis until someone gave it away. :(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 06, 2009, 02:05:50 PM
I'm gonna try to get to the flea market soon. 2 of the most EPIC video game traders have booths there, and they could do repairs and replacements.

I'm just wondering if its a bad video output...and no way to find out.

UPDATE: We have WIN!

After attempting to clean the contacts with nail polish remover (sister's), I got it to come up, say licensed by sega, and flash the Electronic Arts logo, before i twitched the loose power cable and the system reset, the connections gone again. But now I have a working, but not too hot genesis with probably the worst thing ever...

a MD2 V1 board...bad audio, bad video...however, this can be fixed with CCAM mod and an S-Video mod...

UPDATE 2: I've found out I have a seemingly rare genesis...Its model 2, with the cheaper sound and video chips. However, its usually a Samsung that creates HORRIBLE graphics (muddy, pixellated, blurred, distorted, and noisy). when the 3rd and subsequent revisions were released later in production, they started using Sony CXA1145s...I have one that breaks from the norm...2nd revision board (VA1) but its got the Sony chip. This provides video on par with the "High Definition Graphics" one, though its only visible via composite video (like S-Video). The sega license protection (TMSS, its called), implemented on late Model 1 genesis' and subsequent versions, created video issues on Model 1s, but has no effect on model 2s.

However, the sound is fail. Since I'm not planning on getting a sega CD or 32x (only ones I know of are pretty expensive, and the games are rare to find...and 32x flash carts dont exist (afaik), and i think the CDs have some kind of copyright protection), i'm probably gonna use the Crystal Clear Audio Mod. Just takes all the FM Synth, PSG, and other instruments, and fixes their amplification and clarity issues, outputting to nice, clear, well balanced audio. pwnz

but on a participation subject, anyone know how to expand the pins on a genesis? mine are too pressed back, they aren't making contact period if the board goes in...only by resting it on the top of the contacts does it work. but need help on the connectors
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on August 11, 2009, 08:13:45 PM
Oh man, look what I just ran across: http://goldeneyesource.net/

And Atarian, crud, I'm not sure how to delicately fix the pins on a Genesis. I'm not well versed on that console. :(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 11, 2009, 09:33:17 PM
I shoulda broke down and doubleposted...

I've already fixed the pins, secured the wobbly power port, and am going to radio shack tomorrow to gather the parts (or find a lack thereof).

on their site, i find them lacking 75 ohm resistors, 750 ohm resistors, an a good 5v dual op amp.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on August 12, 2009, 07:37:17 PM
Resistance is futile, if under 1 ohm.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on August 12, 2009, 11:16:47 PM
Resistance is futile, if under 1 ohm.
XD I get it!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on August 12, 2009, 11:21:27 PM
Resistance is futile, if under 1 ohm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIvxqUCu41Q
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 13, 2009, 04:55:09 PM
Hey, if you have Half-Life 2, you are eligible to play Synergy!

It's a [rather buggy] co-op modification for Half-Life 2, and on top of that, it's on Steam. So, you can download it directly from steam as an actual game as opposed to a mod.

It features ammo and health giving, voice commands (more voice commands are going to be added), and a third-person camera with a crosshair that adjusts according to your aim. Great for platforming and over-the-shoulder views to give HL2 some variety!

It supports HL2, Episodes 1 and 2, SiN Episodes: Emergence, MINERVA: Metastasis and HL2: Riot Act.

The next version should come out soon, check it out at http://synergymod.net/
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 13, 2009, 05:34:49 PM
Huh, that sounds pretty cool! I can see Atari and Xbolt doing some co-op. ;D

Oh yeah, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the Genesis.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 13, 2009, 06:21:10 PM
AND I HAVE NO SONIC TO PLAY ON MINE. And its too late to go buy a copy (late by almost 9 years)

But I just figured out one of the things that sparks internet fighting...

Sega Master System came out three years after the NES. Nintendo plugged on with the NES for a solid 7 years. However, Sega started to mix up the competition and released the Genesis in '86. There was no way the NES could compare to the system. NES was what everyone knew, but then here comes something even better. The Genesis was designed to combat the NES popularity with superior technology. After a 4 year fight, SNES came out. Nintendo had done the homework, and made a VERY good system. Nintendo had just leveled the playing field. Here's where Sega coulda blown them away. They had not only CD gaming technology comming out, but also 32bit technology. Together in a new console, Nintendo would have been one up'd once again. However, with the Genesis going very strong, they decided to play off of its success with addons that enhanced the popular system. With the new technology, very few companies bought into it, and the addons failed. After this, nintendo revealed its "Ultra 64" plans. Wanting to beat Nintendo the the punch, they rushed out their 64bit machine, the Saturn. Due to its dual-cores and weird polygon systems, it too didn't fare well. After this, Sega finally got it together with the Dreamcast. But the PS1, N64, and other systems proved too much, and Sega left the console market.

The Genesis was designed to combat NES. It eventually took on SNES, which set them off balance, and set them spinning into failure. As the SNES did stuff, the Genesis tried to do the same. It couldn't do it perfectly, but with older technology, its amazing how well the Genesis did. And the more direct comparisons to the SNES we do, the more the Genesis crumbles. Whats really funny is how much Sega bashed the NES and early SNES, now all the Nintendo fanboys are just CRUSHING the Genesis. If you compare Sonic to the original Mario Bros...it doesn't work. If you compare SNES Moral Kombat and Genesis Mortal Kombat...you get a basically the same, but better on N'do's end. this isn't Sega's fault really, you're comparing 1986 to 1990. But its amazing how LITTLE difference there is between the 2, yet more wars are sparked over that than someone comparing 1983 to 1986. I wonder if the NES-guys just accepted it because it was true, but the SNES-guys argue over details.

Stupid.

Graphics are basically same quality. Sound is totally different methods. its weird.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 13, 2009, 09:46:18 PM
Huh, that sounds pretty cool! I can see Atari and Xbolt doing some co-op. ;D

What, I can't play? >:O

Attached is an autoexec.cfg that goes in synergy/synergy/cfg for a suit zoom toggle that you can shoot with (turns the revolver into a sniper pistol! yay!) (V), a third and first person toggle (delete), and a button to toggle between over-the-shoulder and regular third person (End, default is over-the-shoulder). Have fun! Use "cam_offset_right," "cam_offset_up," and "cam_offset_forward" to change the camera to your liking.

Oh, the flashlight is messed up in third-person, this is being fixed in the next update.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 14, 2009, 12:09:39 AM
epic sega post SKIPPED! XD

but I tried it...seems dead. plus, a game w/o good Listening server is fail. I dont wanna download a 1 point some odd gigs of a server...just lemme do a listening.

Only one sourcemod i've tried does this...and thats ZombieMod. noteven Smashball has Listening servers.

so...does Synergy have Listening servers? (BTW, Listening servers are in-game servers, where the host is actually a player in the game...the player leaves, the server goes down. I do this in GMOD all the time, but most other ones want you to use official servers or download the huge dedicated server. so meh)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 14, 2009, 12:39:20 PM
I'm sure people host those from time to time. My friend organized co-op games where we played Riot Act and Trials (set of maps that come with the mod).

Oh, I checked the synergy GCF file, it's only 464 mb.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 14, 2009, 05:15:23 PM
And thus, the NA 20th anniversary of the Genesis is here. Here is a article about it.

Nostalgia is found here (http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/14/joystiq-remembers-the-sega-genesis/)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 14, 2009, 05:36:05 PM
I played Mortal Kombat for teh lulz.

i'm trying to get all my parts in a shopping cart (online) so I can make an account and buy them...but its hard ><
after that, i should have epic genesis, though...

but I'm also gonna try to get to the flea market and get at least Sonic 2...when I had a PS2, and we had the Sonic collection...Sonic 2 racing was the FUNNEST thing ever. However, me and him get this kind of high from hooking up a system to the TV, fiddling with the cartridges, and finally getting it to work and using the native controlers. It makes it EVEN BETTER to play the real game on the real thing. Plus, if I could get any sonic, it'd be that and Knux, but S2 would win out. (If I had a sega CD, i'd get Sonic CD instead (BEST ORIGINAL SONIC GAME EVAR))
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 14, 2009, 05:38:30 PM
It makes it EVEN BETTER to play the real game on the real thing.
Thats what BMD says all of the time. Which is why he is usually like "Hey, we can get [insert retro game here] for [insert inflated price here]!" and I usually say "We can get that for cheaper on the Virtual Console." Then he replies with what Atari said.
Title: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 14, 2009, 11:30:06 PM
It makes it EVEN BETTER to play the real game on the real thing.
Thats what BMD says all of the time. Which is why he is usually like "Hey, we can get [insert retro game here] for [insert inflated price here]!" and I usually say "We can get that for cheaper on the Virtual Console." Then he replies with what Atari said.
They're not inflated!  They're, um...antiqued!  yeah, that's the word!

However, you can get a Cybiko Xtreme for crazy cheap, and those things used to cost about a hundred bucks. ;)



In other news: I BOUGHT A GAME GEAR, AND IT IS QUTIE AWESOME!  Though, I accidentally set the brightness all the way down earlier, so it looked all green, and I was like "oh noes, I have messed up capacitors!"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on August 15, 2009, 07:35:22 AM
AND I HAVE NO SONIC TO PLAY ON MINE. And its too late to go buy a copy (late by almost 9 years)

But I just figured out one of the things that sparks internet fighting...

Sega Master System came out three years after the NES. Nintendo plugged on with the NES for a solid 7 years. However, Sega started to mix up the competition and released the Genesis in '86. There was no way the NES could compare to the system. NES was what everyone knew, but then here comes something even better. The Genesis was designed to combat the NES popularity with superior technology. After a 4 year fight, SNES came out. Nintendo had done the homework, and made a VERY good system. Nintendo had just leveled the playing field. Here's where Sega coulda blown them away. They had not only CD gaming technology comming out, but also 32bit technology. Together in a new console, Nintendo would have been one up'd once again. However, with the Genesis going very strong, they decided to play off of its success with addons that enhanced the popular system. With the new technology, very few companies bought into it, and the addons failed. After this, nintendo revealed its "Ultra 64" plans. Wanting to beat Nintendo the the punch, they rushed out their 64bit machine, the Saturn. Due to its dual-cores and weird polygon systems, it too didn't fare well. After this, Sega finally got it together with the Dreamcast. But the PS1, N64, and other systems proved too much, and Sega left the console market.

The Genesis was designed to combat NES. It eventually took on SNES, which set them off balance, and set them spinning into failure. As the SNES did stuff, the Genesis tried to do the same. It couldn't do it perfectly, but with older technology, its amazing how well the Genesis did. And the more direct comparisons to the SNES we do, the more the Genesis crumbles. Whats really funny is how much Sega bashed the NES and early SNES, now all the Nintendo fanboys are just CRUSHING the Genesis. If you compare Sonic to the original Mario Bros...it doesn't work. If you compare SNES Moral Kombat and Genesis Mortal Kombat...you get a basically the same, but better on N'do's end. this isn't Sega's fault really, you're comparing 1986 to 1990. But its amazing how LITTLE difference there is between the 2, yet more wars are sparked over that than someone comparing 1983 to 1986. I wonder if the NES-guys just accepted it because it was true, but the SNES-guys argue over details.

Stupid.

Graphics are basically same quality. Sound is totally different methods. its weird.

Dude, Sonic the Hedgehog is usually only a couple of bucks CIB...

Also, you've got a few issues on accuracy in your post. First, the Genesis was released in Japan in '88 and in NA in '89. The Saturn was a 32 bit machine, not 64. Also, it was the Playstation 2 that killed off the Dreamcast, not the Playstation 1. As well, the Genesis actually had superior tech compared to the SNES in a few departments. The Genesis sported a Motorolla 68000 microprocessor clocked at 7 MHz, while the SNES ran an in-house designed chip at around 4.5 MHz. The reason for this was twofold: keep initial costs down, and allow for future expandability [There were more add on chips than just the Super-FX chip, y'know].

As well, the reason why the SegaCD failed was due to a combination of factors. Buy-in costs were high, and after dropping well over a hundred on the genesis alone well... parents weren't always so excited to spend another hundred and so for an add on. Then there were the legendary load times, bloody minutes. Ever had a PS2 with a dirty laser lens? Yeah, load times like that. Then there was the problem of the games themselves. Many of them were Full Motion Video nightmares a la Sewer Shark and Night Trap. Granted, the system had SonicCD and Heart of the Alien, but most of the "good" games were simply rehashes of Sega Genesis games with CD music and choppy cutscenes. That's another reason right there. 64 simultaneous colors sounds like quite a bit, but when you're taking video from live action.... it is extremely weak.

The Sega 32X is the real pile though. Less than 40 games released for the system, released on the eve of the Saturn's release, and being a very obvious attempt to compete with Nintendo and Sony... it just didn't fly. $150 for ANOTHER add-on? Heh, all worth it to play DooM, right? Oh, the one missing a bunch of levels, and with music that sounds like me after I eat a bowl of Baked Beans? Yeah..... you can see why it died a very deservedly horrid death.

Finally, Mortal Kombat on the Genesis is usually acknowledged as being better than the SNES counterpart.


It makes it EVEN BETTER to play the real game on the real thing.
Thats what BMD says all of the time. Which is why he is usually like "Hey, we can get [insert retro game here] for [insert inflated price here]!" and I usually say "We can get that for cheaper on the Virtual Console." Then he replies with what Atari said.
They're not inflated!  They're, um...antiqued!  yeah, that's the word!

However, you can get a Cybiko Xtreme for crazy cheap, and those things used to cost about a hundred bucks. ;)

Gotta go do the Flea Market Hustle man. Never buy online, they're always overpriced.


Finally, I just got to try my new Wii game. One I've been wanting for a VERY LONG TIME. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers. No, I'm not joking, it is really called that. Ridiculously fun, and really great controls. A little easy so far, but so much fun I don't even care. A great Hack'n'Slash game for the Wii.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on August 15, 2009, 10:53:10 AM
{lore's corrections}

after I posted that, I started thinking about the dates...i misread em >< (i needz glasses)
and most of this didn't come from wikipedia, this came from what I generally hear from fights.
and I love Mortal Kombat on Genesis...me an my cousin keep trying to figure out combos, tho ><
But all SNES fanboys say they have the best sound and get the uncensored version. So, meh.

READ MY POST THEN LORE'S FOR CLARITY

and Sonic CIB for a few dollars? Thats epic cheap for me...><
I'm trying to get to the flea market today...there's 2 HUGE booths designated to nothing but video games and the like (one guy has half trading card games/half video games) that sell old and new. The guy I like (has the biggest selection, and usually willing to make a deal...and has CIB Sega CD and 32x) usually sells games 5-8$, special ones for 10-15$, and CIB for 20$+. (cartridge systems only). The other guy is usually a firm (but high) price on all his games. There are some people in random places selling random things, among them Genesis games. They are one whole heck of a lot cheaper. But they have no selection at all...just random games. (at least the big ones have a good stash of good games)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on August 15, 2009, 05:33:26 PM
Finally, I just got to try my new Wii game. One I've been wanting for a VERY LONG TIME. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers. No, I'm not joking, it is really called that. Ridiculously fun, and really great controls. A little easy so far, but so much fun I don't even care. A great Hack'n'Slash game for the Wii.
LOL Why am I NOT surprised that you have that game?  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: boris on August 15, 2009, 08:21:35 PM
So... anyone play Age of Empires?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on August 15, 2009, 08:39:18 PM
Yes, sometimes.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 15, 2009, 09:36:12 PM
Used to...then lost the disc ><

But I now have Sonic 2! Woot!

Now, all I need is to find all the parts for the audio mod, get some plugs and stuff and do the s-video mod, then I'll get either a Sega CD or 32x...(I'd like 32x, but the video is unable to be modded, and I'd hafta switch to RF again...and with graphics like the 32x had, I'd like them sharp, plox.)
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 15, 2009, 09:36:15 PM
SS plays AOE quite a bit.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 15, 2009, 09:37:05 PM
There are some pretty dedicated players of AoE here from what I can remember. I just can't remember who they are. :P

@Atari: Woot! Glad you were able to get Sonic 2.  I personally would get the Sega CD, if nothing else then for Sonic CD.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 15, 2009, 10:16:33 PM
I'm trying to find out if the SegaCD can play custom burned games...if so, I can try games before I buy them, or better yet, not hafta worry about whether the CDs are scratched or not! XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 15, 2009, 10:22:39 PM
Yeah...I tried to find people to play Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst with but the first guy that tried to play quit on me. :c
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Post by: Loremaster on August 16, 2009, 02:04:02 AM
I'm trying to find out if the SegaCD can play custom burned games...if so, I can try games before I buy them, or better yet, not hafta worry about whether the CDs are scratched or not! XD

The SegaCD has no copy protection, and that's the end of THAT discussion.

Also, Mortal Kombat on the Genesis was the uncensored one, not the SNES. I dunno where you heard that, but whoever told you is pulling the wool over your eyes bigtime.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 16, 2009, 08:52:47 AM
...i guess the blood comes with a cheat ><
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 16, 2009, 11:03:13 AM
Sonic 2 is awesome, but I personally thought it was harder than Sonic 3. And no Knuckles, ut that's to be expected.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 16, 2009, 11:12:09 PM
Sonic 3...I could never beat...i think it was the minibosses and the water levels. they KILL.

I got to the caves place (forgot the name), and knew Metropolis (all time high) was next...but the fact that the last save point has NO rings between it and the boss, you're basically dead on one hit.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 16, 2009, 11:16:27 PM
I have Sonic 2 on my Game Gear(it has different levels than the genesis one) and it is a LOT harder than the console Sonic games!

Case in point: the fact that on act 3 for the first level, there are no rings in the level, and during the boss fight there's an antlion thingy down a slippery slope!
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 17, 2009, 01:00:27 AM
Sonic 3...I could never beat...i think it was the minibosses and the water levels. they KILL.

I got to the caves place (forgot the name), and knew Metropolis (all time high) was next...but the fact that the last save point has NO rings between it and the boss, you're basically dead on one hit.
I was the opposite. I beat Sonic 3, but I could not beat Sonic 2.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 17, 2009, 08:36:33 AM
What about S'n'K? Using level select, I could beat all zones in 3 lives...i just couldn't do it in succession. the only difficulty is in saving your life as many times as possible.

One run got me all the way to the end (with a little help from a friend in metropolis zone), but I was able to do all else. Normally, though, I get lost and die in Metropolis.
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Post by: boris on August 17, 2009, 12:10:37 PM
Ah, Sonic 2 and 3. Those were the days....

Personally, I always liked Sonic 2 more than 3, not only for nostalgia, but also I felt as though the levels were more interesting (my main example being that I liked Casino Zone a lot more than Carnival Zone). I will give Sonic 3 kudos for better music, though.

Heh, I just love being able to purchase both games for a buck and play them after all these years.

Oh, another game I really liked when I was younger: Puyo Puyo/Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. I hold that game close to me too.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 17, 2009, 12:59:27 PM
Sonic and Knuckles was total awesome. I could beat most levels with Knuckles, but my favorite part was Sonic 3 AND Knuckles, pretty much combining both games and allowing you to play as Knuckles in Sonic 3. I was definitely better as Knuckles than Sonic.

My favorite level is Sky Sanctuary. The boss fight against Metal Sonic is awesome. I also like the level before it, where (if you're playing as Sonic, Tails, or both) you fight Knuckles. Pretty sweet. 8)

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Post by: Datra on August 17, 2009, 03:12:07 PM
I feel bad. the only Sonic game I've played was Sonic Advance 2. and it was darn near impossible to get the chaos emeralds. is it always that hard to get chaos emeralds???

and Age of Mythology is one of my all time favorite games. but I've recently picked up AoE1 again, nothing like the original.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 17, 2009, 04:21:52 PM
I feel bad. the only Sonic game I've played was Sonic Advance 2. and it was darn near impossible to get the chaos emeralds. is it always that hard to get chaos emeralds???

No. Getting the Emeralds in Sonic 3 was relatively easy.

Age of Mythology sounds awesome. But yeah, AOE1 for the win.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 17, 2009, 04:30:43 PM
Sonic 1 is VERY hard to get the emeralds...
Sonic 2 is probably the easiest, but you gotta have good experience with the stage.
Sonic 3 is probably the funnest (great puzzle game...Lock-On Sonic 1 to play!), but very difficult.
S'n'K is the same as Sonic 3.

DOCTOR ROBOTNIK'S MEAN BEAN MACHINE?!?! pwnz. I played that on the Sonic Mega Collection (PS2) and LOVED IT.

My favorite Metal Sonic HAS to be the Sonic CD one...the only one that ever comes close to being so cool is the S3'n'K one.

SA2 is pretty hard to get the emeralds...

I just thought of an epic 'chaos object' level...In Knuckles' Chaotix, the Chaos Ring stages are awesome. Pretty hard in later stages, but awesome.
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Post by: boris on August 17, 2009, 05:19:11 PM
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But yeah, AOE1 for the win.

Hey, if any of you want to get a multiplayer game going.... ;)

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Sonic 1 is VERY hard to get the emeralds...

I liked those emerald stages in Sonic 1, those were the most memorable.
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Post by: Datra on August 17, 2009, 05:23:26 PM
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But yeah, AOE1 for the win.
Hey, if any of you want to get a multiplayer game going.... ;)
Aw. if only the computer I had it on had internet.  :'(

and my friend gave me the soundtrack for AoE2 and it's pretty amazing! the whole thing is a whopping 30 minutes of ambient awesomeness!
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Post by: boris on August 17, 2009, 09:00:19 PM
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and my friend gave me the soundtrack for AoE2 and it's pretty amazing! the whole thing is a whopping 30 minutes of ambient awesomeness!

Are you talking about the music from plain Age of Kings or The Conquerors expansion?

The music from AoK was just pure awesome. ;D

Oh, and the original AoE's soundtrack was made of win (NOT the MIDIs, the original songs from the CD).
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Post by: Datra on August 17, 2009, 10:05:07 PM
*checks* it's the Age of Kings soundtrack.
Oh, and the original AoE's soundtrack was made of win (NOT the MIDIs, the original songs from the CD).
My friend gave me those to and I agree!  ;D
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 17, 2009, 10:21:54 PM
I will give Sonic 3 kudos for better music, though.
Thank Michael Jackson for that.

Oh, and I blame Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for Sonic 1's emerald stages.
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Post by: Loremaster on August 18, 2009, 03:16:26 AM
I will give Sonic 3 kudos for better music, though.
Thank Michael Jackson for that.

Oh, and I blame Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for Sonic 1's emerald stages.

Hey, you  can thank drugs for such gems as Katamarii Damacii as well!
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 18, 2009, 11:30:39 AM
I will give Sonic 3 kudos for better music, though.
Thank Michael Jackson for that.

Oh, and I blame Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds for Sonic 1's emerald stages.

Hey, you  can thank drugs for such gems as Katamarii Damacii as well!
True, true.

On a random note: Allen and I rented the Wii edition of Resident Evil 4 recently. I've been having a lot of fun with it (We had owned the GC version of it before, but it has been at least 4 years since we've played Resi 4) even if I am stuck on a certain boss. Giant monsters cannot be killed when you have low ammunition! ><
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 18, 2009, 12:14:38 PM
Sonic 1 is VERY hard to get the emeralds...
Sonic 2 is probably the easiest, but you gotta have good experience with the stage.
Sonic 3 is probably the funnest (great puzzle game...Lock-On Sonic 1 to play!), but very difficult.
S'n'K is the same as Sonic 3.

DOCTOR ROBOTNIK'S MEAN BEAN MACHINE?!?! pwnz. I played that on the Sonic Mega Collection (PS2) and LOVED IT.

My favorite Metal Sonic HAS to be the Sonic CD one...the only one that ever comes close to being so cool is the S3'n'K one.

SA2 is pretty hard to get the emeralds...

I just thought of an epic 'chaos object' level...In Knuckles' Chaotix, the Chaos Ring stages are awesome. Pretty hard in later stages, but awesome.

I find the emeralds in Sonic 2 GG to be the hardest to get, since to get them you have to go through a near-impossible-to-find hidden level end, and I've only found the robotnik signs and 1 ring sign, which are both the regular level ends.


As for metal sonic, I like the one in Sonic CD too ;)
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Post by: Datra on August 18, 2009, 01:48:49 PM
I don't know if it's just me, but I've always had a bit of a difficult time controlling Sonic in Brawl. has anybody else had this problem?
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 18, 2009, 02:19:42 PM
Nope. Sonic is my 4th best (With Ike being #1, Metaknight being #2 and Snake being #3).
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 18, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
GameGear/Sega MasterSystem versions of the Sonic games are REALLY TOUGH. Its really the limitations of the system. They are great ports, but the gameplay is kinda hard on that thing...
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Post by: Datra on August 18, 2009, 09:15:23 PM
Now that I think about it, I think I have old Sonic games on emulator. I'll have to hunt those down sometime.

and I just got The Conduit today and I'm so stoked to play it! ;D
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 18, 2009, 11:58:33 PM
The Conduit is a lot of fun, especially on multiplayer!

........That is, if you don't get the spawn glitch.....like I commonly get...><
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Post by: Loremaster on August 19, 2009, 12:57:47 AM
I don't know if it's just me, but I've always had a bit of a difficult time controlling Sonic in Brawl. has anybody else had this problem?

We alternated between calling for Sonic's head and screaming for Kirby to be burned at the stake during our last Videogame Night for my Uni's Anime club. What does that tell you?
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Post by: Datra on August 19, 2009, 02:53:49 AM
@ Kuwa: spawn glitch? do explain.

@ Lore: epic lolz. I remember at my own SSBB parties everyone would gang up on the person who played as Ike because he's basically everyone's best character.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 19, 2009, 12:06:54 PM
Spawn Glitch: Where you start a multiplayer match stuck in a place off of the map and you can't do anything at all. At present there is no cure, except for sitting there and wait for the next match and hope that you don't get it again. This happens to me FREQUENTLY. ><
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Post by: cheetahben on August 19, 2009, 12:58:20 PM
Glitches can be pretty funny sometimes. There was one in The Sims 3 where the babysitter I hired took the baby with her, never to come back. Another one was that I was billed for everything on my lot...including a visitor's expensive car.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 19, 2009, 01:03:21 PM
Sonic CD's a good game, yeah, and I like the time warp stuff in it, but personally, Sonic 3 and Knuckles is my favorite. I love the boss levels.

Cheetah: Haha at the babysitter!
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 19, 2009, 05:07:33 PM
Sonic CD is probably the best 2D sonic game ever.

Awesome music, great levels, great concepts, and has a great mix of Sega CD features.

S3'n'K has awesome bosses, but I found them very hard to pick up and play against. S2 is very straight forward, you cant really deviate from the standard path. SCD has the most variety. You can play though it a few different ways. However, S3'n'K is probably the best looking and most comprehensive game on Sonic's 2d series.

What would have REALLY owned...Sonic X-Treme. Probably the best 3d game planned. It was a transition between 3d environments and 2d sprites, with an awesome camera and play that would be interesting. The story wasn't half bad either.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 19, 2009, 06:59:04 PM
PS3's are now going to be $300, slimmer, and have more space.  This makes me consider a PS3 more (I would certainly get it above a 360. When I get a console, I don't want to be playing "Borrowed Time" the whole time. ><).
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Post by: Allen Walker on August 19, 2009, 08:07:44 PM
Ah, Sonic X-Treme. Seemed like a good idea to me as well. I also liked looking up sonic beta pics and videos. All those unused levels and ideas...
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 19, 2009, 09:47:00 PM
I've played the Sonic 2 beta (about 3 versions), and the sonic x-treme tech demo. VERY COOL.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 20, 2009, 01:23:23 AM
My friend let me borrow Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Runs like utter crap on my PC, but at least it doesn't need the disc.

Stay Puft, despite being the easiest boss in the game, simply does not die. I do the same exact thing people do in the YouTube videos, but he doesn't get knocked down. What a load of bull#$@&%!.
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Post by: Loremaster on August 20, 2009, 03:36:17 AM
PS3's are now going to be $300, slimmer, and have more space.  This makes me consider a PS3 more (I would certainly get it above a 360. When I get a console, I don't want to be playing "Borrowed Time" the whole time. ><).

Get ready to see a lot of them cook themselves. These faster consoles have a nasty habit of doing that. That's actually the 360's problem, the heat causes a chip to lose contact with the board. The new Jasper board units are supposed to have fixed the problem.
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 20, 2009, 04:32:39 PM
Sonic CD is probably the best 2D sonic game ever.

Awesome music, great levels, great concepts, and has a great mix of Sega CD features.

S3'n'K has awesome bosses, but I found them very hard to pick up and play against. S2 is very straight forward, you cant really deviate from the standard path. SCD has the most variety. You can play though it a few different ways. However, S3'n'K is probably the best looking and most comprehensive game on Sonic's 2d series.

What would have REALLY owned...Sonic X-Treme. Probably the best 3d game planned. It was a transition between 3d environments and 2d sprites, with an awesome camera and play that would be interesting. The story wasn't half bad either.

Ah, Sonic X-Treme would have been so cool! A pity it didn't work out.

Sonic CD is very fun. But lately I've been playing a lot of S3NK, mainly for the boss battles.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 20, 2009, 04:38:24 PM
S3'n'K, or just plain Sonic and Knuckles is easier to get into the debug/level select mode. I LOVE doing that. S1 requires a simple code, S2 requires a sound test code, S3 has a simple code that you gotta tap UBER FAST, and S'n'K has a very simple game play mechanic that triggers the level select.

@Anon: LOL...what difficulty are ya playing on?
@Kuwu: Get a 360. Unless you have wireless net and love media, get a 360. Just a huge game library...massive. PS3 is growing, but not so much.
@Lore: Heat...i hate heat. What would happen if you tried playing with the unit surrounded by ice? or playing in Antarctica?
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 20, 2009, 04:45:03 PM
Some guy dunked his rig in a tub of glycerin once.

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Far2Paranoid: Knew this guy in HS
Far2Paranoid: Built a box with 2x 350Mhz Pentium2, back in '98
Far2Paranoid: The trick was, filled his bathtub w/ glycerin
Far2Paranoid: Took apart a mini-fridge and used the coils to cool the glycerin to ~40F
Far2Paranoid: Then sunk the box so he could OC the CPUs to 1.3Ghz
Far2Paranoid: Coolest stuff I've ever seen.
AlbinoChpmnk: If this was sitting in his tub, how did he shower?
Far2Paranoid: After what I just said, what makes you think he showered?
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Post by: Boingo the Clown on August 20, 2009, 06:54:02 PM
My Pong Game arrived today!
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 20, 2009, 08:08:24 PM
@Anon: LOL...what difficulty are ya playing on?

Casual. Same result on Experienced.

I think I'll get my own copy, even though lowest settings at 640x480 still gives around 10-30FPS.
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 20, 2009, 08:34:58 PM
@Kuwu: Get a 360. Unless you have wireless net and love media, get a 360. Just a huge game library...massive. PS3 is growing, but not so much.

Two things. One: I have wireless. And Two: Have you seen all of the titles that are 360/PS3? Like, the vast majority of them are! Plus, it plays Blu-Rays!

@Boingo: Sweet! The retro collection of WIN continues to grow. Like a fungus full of awesome.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 20, 2009, 11:06:18 PM
Postal 2 is possibly the most #$@&%!ed game I have ever played.
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Post by: Josh on August 21, 2009, 05:11:44 PM
I just beat fear 2 demo. I need this game.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 21, 2009, 11:41:16 PM
Anon has made me puzzled as to how he played Portal 2...then I notice he says POSTAL 2...

fail
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 22, 2009, 12:01:26 AM
Thats what I thought at first too. ^_^;
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 22, 2009, 10:29:13 PM
So I am still waiting to get my extra RAM...My parents are holding it at ransom. The price: my hygiene.

Which fails, because the only ones complaining about it is them.

IN OTHER NEWS: I may have convinced my parents to let me get a homebrew card for my Nintendo DS. I haven't gotten anything for it all year, and this'll REALLY help (DooM, CQ, and Quake to go? PWNZ) 
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Post by: ChexCommander on August 22, 2009, 11:27:36 PM
So I am still waiting to get my extra RAM...My parents are holding it at ransom. The price: my hygiene.

Which fails, because the only ones complaining about it is them.

IN OTHER NEWS: I may have convinced my parents to let me get a homebrew card for my Nintendo DS. I haven't gotten anything for it all year, and this'll REALLY help (DooM, CQ, and Quake to go? PWNZ) 

Wait, what? I'd take showers five times a day if my parents let me get more RAM. :D
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Post by: 75 on August 22, 2009, 11:30:32 PM
how bad exactly is your hygene if your parents are complaining about it? Is it poisonous? XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 23, 2009, 02:13:37 AM
I want a better processor.

I'm pretty pissed off at the fact that my brother has the exact same video card as I do, but a dual core processor with 2.0GHz while I have a single-core with 2.2GHz. He can run UT3 at a fine 60 fps on maxed out settings while I have to stick with lowest at 800x600.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 23, 2009, 09:49:41 AM
@hygiene: no, its actually better than it was...but i'll do everything like i'm suposed to and they just wont give it to me...it will help UNBELIEVABLY.

@Anon: I have a single core 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 and a 9500GT. I can run in 60 FPS on extreme high (full models, textures, shaders, shadows, water reflections, color correction, HDR, Bloom, and full antialiasing and filtering). I get more like 20fps during smoke and stuff (even less during Garry's Mod smoke), but it runs fine.

What kind of video card y'all have?

EDIT: Just thought of something. The P4 I have is Hyper-Threaded. so its 2 threads for one core. Maybe that has a difference.
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Post by: brain candy on August 25, 2009, 03:43:45 PM
EDIT: Just thought of something. The P4 I have is Hyper-Threaded. so its 2 threads for one core. Maybe that has a difference.
It makes a difference-- enough that intel brought back HT for the Core i7 platform. What is weird though is that on older applications it is hit or miss. HT can be very application-dependent and some programs actually slow down slightly when HT is turned on. HT was also why most LGA775 generation P4's were so energy inefficient. Weird, eh?
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 25, 2009, 10:55:08 PM
...WOOT. I HAZ PWNZOR TECHNOLOGIEZ

In othernews, the board has DDR SLots (184 pin) the ram is DDR2 (240-pin). It cost 30$. It had 90-days return. I've wasted most of them. I have no recipt...FAIL. And my research into ReadyBoost (on xp, a program called eBoostr) fails hard...does nothing.

and I have the best quote ever...by Mr. T:
"Well maybe mr. T hacks the game and created a mohawk!"
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 25, 2009, 11:11:29 PM
the board has DDR SLots (184 pin) the ram is DDR2 (240-pin).
(http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/9260/294169-dance_dance_revolution_3rdmix_playstation_cover_art_large.png)

In other news, I've been playing Brawl again recently. I keep meaning to get back into Rune Factory though.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 26, 2009, 12:50:49 AM
When I get back to NY, I'm gonna play more CSS.

Unless my parents decide to stop being total suck and decide to get me Ghostbusters: The Video Game.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 27, 2009, 12:25:19 AM
I have the money for garry's mod, I just have to reinstall Steam.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 27, 2009, 01:31:49 PM
I'm thinking of uninstalling Gmod. Add-ons take up a load of space as well as the game, and there's a bug in the Ghostbusters installer that only lets you use default settings (can only be installed to one drive), and I also need space for Left 4 Dead 2 when it comes out (I'll need at least 18 gigs of space and right now, I only have 7). If I'm uninstalling Gmod, I can also uninstall the games I don't really play (DoD:S, HL2:DM).
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Post by: 75 on August 27, 2009, 01:49:57 PM
Remember how I mentioned a while ago about midi sonic?

http://www.laurasmidiheaven.com/0vg/SegaGenesis-SonicandKnuckles.shtml

they've got a ton of games for a lot of systems... they don't have the michael jackson version of Ice cap, though :(
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 27, 2009, 05:26:56 PM
Dude, if you want video game MIDI's, go here (http://www.vgmusic.com/).
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 27, 2009, 06:10:56 PM
I want some more games...Right now its just TF2 (due to me having a few servers that I'm known on), and Garry's Mod just sits there...
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Post by: Kuwabara on August 27, 2009, 06:14:46 PM
We recently got some "new" games on the VC. We got Starfox 64, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and King of Fighters '94. I'm really enjoying King of Fighters, even though it brings old school challenge with it (You know how hard fighters are in the arcade right? Its just like that).
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 27, 2009, 06:34:21 PM
We recently got some "new" games on the VC. We got Starfox 64, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and King of Fighters '94. I'm really enjoying King of Fighters, even though it brings old school challenge with it (You know how hard fighters are in the arcade right? Its just like that).
if only it were possible to steal Virtual games XD
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 27, 2009, 09:09:34 PM
Some of the original Wii hacking (not homebrew) was trying to patch VC channels...i think they succeeded by replacing the rom with an equal sized, same system rom. but it was hard to even extract the channel to do the editing, much less repackaging it.

And I really have nothing to do ATM...no ideas what games to get...
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on August 27, 2009, 09:12:25 PM
I've been hopelessly wasting hours playing Minecraft recently ;D

@atari: interesting stuff.  did they haev to recompile the channel?
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on August 29, 2009, 01:12:49 AM
My parents are no longer suck.

I should get Ghostbusters in a week or two.
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Post by: Atariangamer on August 29, 2009, 01:32:24 AM
Same here...500$ budget for the strongest computer I can make...woot
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Post by: Datra on September 02, 2009, 02:29:35 AM
I just saw a Metroid Prime Trilogy Collectors Edition at Gamestop today. complete with metal game case! :o I was really wanting to get it on the spot but I resisted (for a while at least)
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 02, 2009, 12:30:28 PM
Synergy version 14 is out!

http://synergymod.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=1369

Ghostbusters ships today, I should get it by the time school starts (the 9th).

Funny...I go to 9th grade on the 9th day of the 9th month in 2009.
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Post by: Allen Walker on September 02, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
Oh wow. For one thing, the 99909 is odd, and I didn't know you were that young.
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 02, 2009, 12:36:14 PM
Woah woah woah, wait, hold up...9TH GRADE?!? You are TEN times more mature than ANY 9th grader I knew, even myself back then!
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 02, 2009, 03:09:03 PM
Hehe, I knew you weren't that old...you do have wisdom beyond your years.
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Post by: 75 on September 02, 2009, 03:18:43 PM
Woah woah woah, wait, hold up...9TH GRADE?!? You are TEN times more mature than ANY 9th grader I knew, even myself back then!

yeah, wow... I would have never guessed.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 02, 2009, 07:31:10 PM
That's pretty much the reaction I got when I said my age a few years back on the old forums.

I want those TF2 hats.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 02, 2009, 11:07:29 PM
Feeling poor and Irish, my friend?

Yeah, I kinda want a hat.. Soldier's Stash, the Spy's Fedora, and Pyro Beanie are what I really want. But alas, school and other projects are getting in the way of me playing TF2, lowering my chances to get selected for item drop ><
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 03, 2009, 10:51:28 AM
Valve's cracking down, too. If you used the idler they delete all the stuff you got with it.

I already did that because all I got was dupes.
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Post by: xbolt on September 03, 2009, 12:29:54 PM
I used the idler for all of six hours, and I didn't get anything at all. Then I never touched it again. And so I didn't get one of those stupid halo things because of it... Hmph.

I wish Valve would have given the idlers devil horns or something... That would have been cool. But such as it is...

RAAAAAAGGGGGGEEEEEEE!!!!!
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 03, 2009, 04:04:38 PM
Halos show up when you're cloaked and in dark rooms, sooo...
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 03, 2009, 06:03:09 PM
DANG...I'm so glad I didn't do idler...^^
However, its not as rare as a true hat, but i like it...I dont play spy much anyway, so I'm good. But when I go to play spy, i'll remember to take off the halo.

I now own a Level 100 Cheat Detector, and a Level 1 Aura of Incorruptibility...woot

now, just to find time to play tf2! :/

Hopefully, I'll have Windows 98 operating on this computer, internet connected, and my attempt at syncing my palm done. Then I'm gonna play a round or 2 of TF2, and then i'll be good...
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 04, 2009, 12:13:50 PM
http://www.tf2items.com/

Show me what that Cheat Detector is.

Anywho, I missed a package yesterday and it might have been Ghostbusters. They're trying again today so I'll know for sure.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 04, 2009, 02:03:10 PM
http://www.tf2items.com/profiles/76561198004698151?time=1252011544
This is before I went in TF2 to see it.
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Post by: matthias720 on September 04, 2009, 04:51:41 PM
I ALMOST got Plants vs Zombies yesterday, but I was $1.03 short! >:(
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 05, 2009, 01:53:02 AM
WHOO IT CAME YAY

I am revisiting the Sedgewick hotel now (after the museum).

Gotta love how Atarian has 2 of everything but the Kritzkrieg.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 05, 2009, 12:28:32 PM
Yeah, I'm noticing you popping on and off playing Ghostbusters...

And I actually had almost 4 of everything. But it was getting annoying to see 7 items on the heavy, thinking I got a hat, and then noticing instead I have 4 sandviches ><

I also organized it.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 05, 2009, 01:16:16 PM
I just delete my duplicates. I'll keep doing it until they come out with either the trading system, the recraft system, or both.
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Post by: cheetahben on September 05, 2009, 02:01:53 PM
Woah woah woah, wait, hold up...9TH GRADE?!? You are TEN times more mature than ANY 9th grader I knew, even myself back then!

yeah, wow... I would have never guessed.

I'm only thirteen, yet people tell me I act sixteen. Still, woah Anonymous. You really ARE mature for 9th grade. :O
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 05, 2009, 06:38:08 PM
I totally missed the recraft thing...that is an AWESOME idea.
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Post by: ChexCommander on September 07, 2009, 11:43:56 AM
"Well maybe mr. T hacks the game and created a mohawk!"

That video had me cracking up in front of my computer. XD
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 09, 2009, 06:56:03 PM
Dungeons & Dragons Online is free now.

I think it's currently boring, but then again I'm still Level 1 (takes a long time to level, but there are only 20 of them).
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Post by: boris on September 09, 2009, 09:05:30 PM
I've been playing a lot of AoE2 lately. Very fun making my own games.

In a few days, I will have finished creating a demented puzzle-style game. I'll post a link for y'all, so tell me what you think.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 11, 2009, 03:49:34 PM
My WoW account got hacked and disabled.

There goes my level 43...my main character.

Yeah, real fricking nice.
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Post by: cheetahben on September 12, 2009, 12:00:17 AM
SimCity 5 will be coming out next year. I don't have an IGN link or anything like that right now, as I'm using the Internet on my DSi. I'll modify this post later when I do have a link.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 12, 2009, 02:43:18 AM
@anon: ...Hugz for H4ck3Rz... (not)

@cheetah: City 5? what happened to 2000?! THE TITLE SCHEME IS OOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFF.
And you haz DSi? wow...
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Post by: ChexCommander on September 12, 2009, 10:51:54 AM
SimCity 5 will be coming out next year. I don't have an IGN link or anything like that right now, as I'm using the Internet on my DSi. I'll modify this post later when I do have a link.

A real SimCity 5? As in not SimCity Societies, which is out already? Cool!

I really want to go back to playing SimCity 4. And 3000 Unlimited.


My WoW account got hacked and disabled.

There goes my level 43...my main character.

Yeah, real fricking nice.

Which is why I don't play MMOs.
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Post by: xbolt on September 13, 2009, 10:21:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xhELOpXL6s

Physics... I am interested.

People in the comments are saying "IS PORTAL KLOEN!!!" I dunno. I think that's a bit of a stretch.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 13, 2009, 10:27:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xhELOpXL6s

Physics... I am interested.

People in the comments are saying "IS PORTAL KLOEN!!!" I dunno. I think that's a bit of a stretch.
Hmmm....Female role awakening from stasis chamber...mysterious robotic voice...completely forgotten and worn-down building...red(or orange?) and blue crosshair halves....puzzle-based gameplay...turrets...large weighted objects....that game is pretty much Portal with telekinesis.
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Post by: xbolt on September 13, 2009, 10:28:53 PM
I don't look at the exterior details. :P I look at gameplay. Therefore, no portals, no Portal.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 15, 2009, 05:47:13 PM
I got my account back by resetting my password.

LOL ACCOUNT SECURITY MY kfsdfgjsdg.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 15, 2009, 07:54:37 PM
@anon: AWSUM BRO

@xbolt: yeah, thats no Portal clone. Another first person, physics based puzzle game, but not Portal.
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Post by: arch129 on September 15, 2009, 08:09:28 PM
I'm going to download the demo of Twin Sector, seems like a interesting game.
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Post by: Loremaster on September 15, 2009, 08:55:25 PM
Well, I love my gf having a PS2 nowadays. She bought a game for it called "Siren", and she didn't like it. But I do, and she loves to watch me play. SWEET!

Really fun game, especially if you enjoy stealth-sneak games a la Metal Gear. No so scary, despite being billed a Survival Horror game [Then again, after Fatal Frame, will anything ever be scary again?]
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 15, 2009, 10:28:56 PM
I'm extremely happy, because I just got a game that was previously thought impossible to run in DOSBox to run, in DOSBox, quite smoothly :3
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 15, 2009, 10:38:10 PM
What game?
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 15, 2009, 10:57:58 PM
GRAAAAGH THEY SCREWED UP TF2.

Blutsauger's new negative atribute is -2 health/sec on wearer instead of no crits.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 15, 2009, 11:08:31 PM
I didn't really see that. So it takes away health? or does it limit the amount of regen the medic has?

I don't get that. If I play, and crits make a difference, then I'll like it. But actually, it forces a Blutsauger user to be offensive as well as support. But if you play on a server, and the people NEED medics (I mean w/o them, it'd be a loss), you probably should switch to normal just so you can have life insurance. The constant healing needs will kill your ability to break away and get some health hits.

Anyway, Richie has discovered Wii Homebrew, and I've discovered Wii System 4.0. SO AWESOME.
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Post by: xbolt on September 15, 2009, 11:27:20 PM
It's deceptive, actually. The -2 instead of no crits is actually a buff. The regen used to be +1 health/second for both, but now it's +1 for the Blutsauger, and +3 for the regular syringe. So the Blutsauger has exactly the same rate it always had. Except now it can crit.


EDIT: I LOVE this update. For the first time in two weeks, the front page of the Steam forums has ZERO threads about halos. Valve has been good to us. ;D
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 16, 2009, 08:00:44 AM
AH. That works quite well then!

and they fixed halo's...woohoo!
(at least they were supposed to)
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 19, 2009, 02:48:28 AM
Recently started playing CSS again.

MAN I suck.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 19, 2009, 10:32:38 AM
LOL

Our school had a GH3 tourney last night, and I went there to setup...and played for the first time in 5 months. I suck too XD
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Post by: xbolt on September 25, 2009, 03:20:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bInZ7_y4Lw

This modder has POWER. :o
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 25, 2009, 12:16:35 PM
I got a new DS Lite last night. I subsequently killed the battery this morning by playing Phoenix Wright (I need to charge my DS when I get home).
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 25, 2009, 06:57:30 PM
:o

In Seattle, Boston and some other areas, guys dressed up as Professor Layton and Luke are going around, and if you come up to him, he'll tell you a riddle.  If you solve it correctly, you'll either get a DSi or Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box.
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 25, 2009, 07:11:58 PM
Wow. That's pwnz!

I'm still keeping my eyes out for a R5 chip for DS homebrew...

I wantz my FPS TO GO!
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Post by: Allen Walker on September 26, 2009, 12:04:56 PM
:o

In Seattle, Boston and some other areas, guys dressed up as Professor Layton and Luke are going around, and if you come up to him, he'll tell you a riddle.  If you solve it correctly, you'll either get a DSi or Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box.

WIN.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 26, 2009, 02:02:43 PM
I want a good, free game where you can just walk around and enjoy stuff.  Anyone have a suggestion (don't say Noctis IV, I already have that. :P)
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 26, 2009, 02:20:53 PM
GOOD, you say?

Ok, that rules out Habbo, because that sucks [EXPLETIVES OMG]
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 26, 2009, 03:47:44 PM
:o

In Seattle, Boston and some other areas, guys dressed up as Professor Layton and Luke are going around, and if you come up to him, he'll tell you a riddle.  If you solve it correctly, you'll either get a DSi or Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box.
I heard about this a while ago on Gonintendo.
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on September 27, 2009, 12:24:30 AM
Just re-downloaded Alien Arena, (http://red.planetarena.org) a pretty awesome mashup of Quake, Unreal Tournament, and 1950s retro alien stuff. It's free, AND open source!
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Post by: cheetahben on September 27, 2009, 12:31:04 AM
:o

In Seattle, Boston and some other areas, guys dressed up as Professor Layton and Luke are going around, and if you come up to him, he'll tell you a riddle.  If you solve it correctly, you'll either get a DSi or Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box.

There was an article about this in IGN. I already own a DSi, so I want the new Professor Layton game. I also subscribe to Professor Layton's tweets! :)
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 27, 2009, 07:32:10 PM
A friend of mine bought a Wii for $100 bucks cheaper. The price he had to pay? The previous owners left all of their old pictures on the Photo Channel, so it took him a while to delete all of it. ;D
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Post by: cheetahben on September 28, 2009, 03:11:17 PM
A friend of mine bought a Wii for $100 bucks cheaper. The price he had to pay? The previous owners left all of their old pictures on the Photo Channel, so it took him a while to delete all of it. ;D

Photo Channel FTW. Not as good as Gimp, but still great for funny picture making. :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on September 29, 2009, 06:10:53 PM
For those who don't have it, Left 4 Dead (http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/) is half-price on Steam. I was waiting for that to happen before I got it, so now I shall! (Even though I may not get much use out of it for a while... Stupid college classes.)
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 29, 2009, 06:22:11 PM
DANG IT.
I so want that game, but I don't have the way to buy it online, and since my sister has gone for college, no random trips to Wal-Mart to use my money the way I want...

I actually can't decide which I want more: an Apple Newton or L4D ><
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Post by: Allen Walker on September 29, 2009, 08:43:52 PM
In other news, I should be getting Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in a week. I am happy.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 29, 2009, 08:56:51 PM
DANG IT.
I so want that game, but I don't have the way to buy it online, and since my sister has gone for college, no random trips to Wal-Mart to use my money the way I want...

I actually can't decide which I want more: an Apple Newton or L4D ><

Apple Newton all the way, man!


In other news, I should be getting Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in a week. I am happy.
:o

Maybe I could mail you some money to use your credit card to get me a pre-order of Minecraft, since I'm too lazy to go "Hey dad, mind if a 16-year-old with a driver's permit borrows your credit card, and we're across the street from a store?"
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 29, 2009, 08:59:14 PM
no, srsly...I'd get more life from the L4D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on September 29, 2009, 09:14:24 PM
In other news, I should be getting Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in a week. I am happy.
:o

Maybe I could mail you some money to use your credit card to get me a pre-order of Minecraft, since I'm too lazy to go "Hey dad, mind if a 16-year-old with a driver's permit borrows your credit card, and we're across the street from a store?"

I have a checking account. I do not have a credit card, but I still understand. As for transfering money, I do not know. Maybe you can just take the credit card from his wallet while he sleeps. ;) JK.
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Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 29, 2009, 09:18:42 PM
In other news, I should be getting Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in a week. I am happy.
:o

Maybe I could mail you some money to use your credit card to get me a pre-order of Minecraft, since I'm too lazy to go "Hey dad, mind if a 16-year-old with a driver's permit borrows your credit card, and we're across the street from a store?"

I have a checking account. I do not have a credit card, but I still understand. As for transfering money, I do not know. Maybe you can just take the credit card from his wallet while he sleeps. ;) JK.

LOL!  I can already see it:
Dad: What are you doing?
Me: Digging through your pants...
Dad: Why?
Me: Well, er...
Dad: Is it for a girlfriend?
Me: No, it's actually....for Minecraft.
Dad: ROFTLOL LOLOLOLOL ROTFLOL!!! that's the opposite! XD

That would be hilariously dissapointing. ;D
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Post by: Atariangamer on September 29, 2009, 10:55:52 PM
Or you could just PayPal some moneh to him...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 30, 2009, 12:07:25 AM
Or you could just PayPal some moneh to him...
I would if I had a bank account connected to my paypal so that I could put money in it.  Then again, if I had a bank account, I wouldn't need other people to buy it...
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Post by: Kuwabara on September 30, 2009, 12:23:39 PM
I've been playing the original Phoenix Wright recently. The script is really well done. I ran into a pretty funny part in a recent case.

Phoenix: *slams hands on desk* "Could you repeat that statement Witness?"

Witness: "......Don't slam your hands on the desk. It makes my head hurt."

Edgeworth: *slams hand on desk* "Thats right Mr.Wrigh--oops"
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Post by: cheetahben on September 30, 2009, 02:03:45 PM
My mom just can't take it anymore. She's literally DELETING ALL MY GAMES FROM THE COMPY.

When I furiously asked her WHY, she replied that she "needed room for her files and stuff." Grrrr. >:(

I need teh moneh. NOW!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on September 30, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
My mom just can't take it anymore. She's literally DELETING ALL MY GAMES FROM THE COMPY.

When I furiously asked her WHY, she replied that she "needed room for her files and stuff." Grrrr. >:(

I need teh moneh. NOW!
Well, you did have >9000 games on there...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 04, 2009, 12:13:30 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 05, 2009, 12:53:07 PM
The wii is only 200$ now i saw it on a commercial ^^. So temping to get one but i am ok with my ps2.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 05, 2009, 02:52:37 PM
I want Super Mario Bros. Wii, which comes the 15th of November. Look on IGN for all the information.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 05, 2009, 02:55:33 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
I'm discovering hundreds of DS games I had never played and some that I'd not even heard of. The DS has a lot in the way of neat games it seems! I'll have to check out Kingdom Hearts too. :)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Loremaster on October 05, 2009, 08:50:59 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
I'm discovering hundreds of DS games I had never played and some that I'd not even heard of. The DS has a lot in the way of neat games it seems! I'll have to check out Kingdom Hearts too. :)

Drawn to Life. Toys R Us should have it in the clearance bin. So much fun.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 05, 2009, 09:12:26 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
I'm discovering hundreds of DS games I had never played and some that I'd not even heard of. The DS has a lot in the way of neat games it seems! I'll have to check out Kingdom Hearts too. :)

Drawn to Life. Toys R Us should have it in the clearance bin. So much fun.

I heard about that game; it sounds awesome! So does Scribblenauts, also by the same creator.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 05, 2009, 09:46:35 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
I'm discovering hundreds of DS games I had never played and some that I'd not even heard of. The DS has a lot in the way of neat games it seems! I'll have to check out Kingdom Hearts too. :)

Drawn to Life. Toys R Us should have it in the clearance bin. So much fun.

I heard about that game; it sounds awesome! So does Scribblenauts, also by the same creator.
I really want to try both of these games!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 05, 2009, 10:53:49 PM
Awesome, Left 4 Dead 2 has KATANAS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D764SQbmh1I
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 05, 2009, 10:58:36 PM
Awesome, Left 4 Dead 2 has KATANAS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D764SQbmh1I
WIN.  You remind me, I still want THIS (http://kultofathena.com/product~item~500618~name~1860+Light+Cavalry+Union+Saber.htm) baby. Sharpened of course.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 06, 2009, 12:02:47 AM
Blech. I cannot play KH or really just the DS while in a moving bus. Makes me bus-sick. :-X
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 06, 2009, 01:01:30 AM
Blech. I cannot play KH or really just the DS while in a moving bus. Makes me bus-sick. :-X
I used to be a car and Gameboy pro... my brother and I traded Pokemon on our entire road trip to Colorado when we were little. Now, I can't even sit in certain positions or else my DS will make me motion sick.  :o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 06, 2009, 02:59:17 PM
What? looking at a screen while in a car will make you sick?

...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 06, 2009, 03:48:14 PM
I know people who are like that, but I've never felt that way myself.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 06, 2009, 03:55:29 PM
People develop motion sickness randomly through out their lives. My handheld related motion sickness is strictly based on the vehicle, the driver, and the driving conditions. I was just pondering the fact that as a kid, this wasn't an issue at all. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 06, 2009, 10:40:43 PM
I can't read books and be in a car at the same time. Probably the same for games, but I've never tried. I prefer a nice nap or some daydreaming. ;)


What? looking at a screen while in a car will make you sick?

...

You got a problem with that, foo'? XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 06, 2009, 10:42:02 PM
I have been playing sim city classic nonstop for the past two days. "JOSHVIL" Now has a population of 76,000 ^^.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 07, 2009, 08:44:09 AM
I need to get L4D, soon.

I've played all my single player Half Life games through, and just dont have the will to start them again, and TF2 is now getting boring w/o talking...though L4D requires a good bit of communication, single player doesn't...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 07, 2009, 12:07:14 PM
You could purchase a "Tycoon" game and try to beat that.  It took me several weeks to complete Roller Coaster Tycoon 1.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 07, 2009, 03:01:17 PM
So, Kuwabara and I got Kingdom Hearts on the DS today. It is addicting, and the mission layout makes it great for handheld. It is fun.
I'm discovering hundreds of DS games I had never played and some that I'd not even heard of. The DS has a lot in the way of neat games it seems! I'll have to check out Kingdom Hearts too. :)

Drawn to Life. Toys R Us should have it in the clearance bin. So much fun.

I heard about that...I did see a commercial for it. I'm not very artistic, so it's probably not my style.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 07, 2009, 09:30:24 PM
I'm most likely getting L4D tomorrow or friday...WILL BE EPIC.

I'm going to swap my quarters for one of my saved 20$ bills, swap the left overs with my other money, and then beg for the weekend to get the last 5$ I need...

My teacher (who bought all my other Steam games besides Portal) rocks :D
Its nice having a teacher you knew outside of school...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 07, 2009, 10:43:44 PM
Pooling money for a 60-day WoW card, going to power-level for a bit.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 07, 2009, 11:39:23 PM
Pooling money for a 60-day WoW card, going to power-level for a bit.

><

*cough-cough*wasteofmoney*cough-cough*

Anyways, that's cool, Atarian! Why can't you talk in TF2 any more?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 07, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
Why CC, you seem to have the Yellow Cough! XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 08, 2009, 01:29:10 PM
The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack to come Thanksgiving break. Too bad my Sims 3 game got screwed up. :(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 08, 2009, 03:09:27 PM
My parents do NOT like me talking to strangers online...

I can only do it from when I get home to when my parents get home, then I switch to chatbox (which can get you killed and is slow).

I was talking to SS, my dad got home, and I had said "where is the dynamite activator?" or something like that, and he comes stomping upstairs and asks me what I'm doing.

and his only explanation is that SS was a 40 year old pedophile. even though he sounded not a few years over 12 (no offense, your voice isn't really that deep).

So, by my dad's view, everyone on the internet is an old pedophile who is trying to get my name, address, and phone number, and set up a meeting place. He also seems to think i'm dumb enough to give away information THAT detailed, or even agree to set up something like that. I would NEVER arrange a meeting with one of y'all any time soon. Maybe a few years down the road, but still. I like the forums, ocassional videos, and voice chats.

but yeah, I can have no online conversation. In fact, he really doesn't like me playing multiplayer games. But seriously, isn't it good to have some interaction instead of just sitting infront of the screen all day? Especially on The FISH servers, I can get into some good discussion and fun times there. and thanks to their rules and good admins/members, its mostly clean (minus the ocassional slip by a newb or even a seasoned player...).

But with L4D, SS/Xbolt is on it around the time I'm home and can talk, so I can hop on and play some...

UPDATE: YES! ITS MINE!

L4D in all its zombie goodness is mine...WOOT! just completed 1%...awesome.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 08, 2009, 06:46:37 PM
Well yeah, that makes sense. My parents are kinda like that: they just don't want me getting too familiar with people I don't know. But I've known you guys for too long, so we're past that stage. :D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 08, 2009, 07:45:09 PM
My parents trust my judgement.  It also helps that I don't talk about my online activities at length.  Annnyway, even if I did, I don't think they would mind.  For the most part I'm either here, on Facebook, or just browsing Google for freeware.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 08, 2009, 08:40:39 PM
WIN ATARI IS WIN. I'm glad you got it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 08, 2009, 08:49:29 PM
I have been playing sim city classic nonstop for the past two days. "JOSHVIL" Now has a population of 76,000 ^^.

I own SimCity 4, my biggest city has a population of over half a million.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 08, 2009, 10:36:05 PM
...

OH WOW

I just played through No Mercy with SuperSearcher...
WHOO! THATS EPIC!

Dang, i'm not even joking, i'm about to yell that was so awesome and intense. DANG!

I swear, if you can get your hands on ANY form of it...grab at least one friend, get together, and play it...its AMAZING.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 09, 2009, 12:03:03 AM
SuperSearcher got his account back? Sweet.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on October 09, 2009, 04:51:06 PM
I swear, if you can get your hands on ANY form of it...grab at least one friend, get together, and play it...its AMAZING.

Did that last night and I wholeheartedly agree with you to the fullest.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 09, 2009, 05:36:22 PM
Left 4 Dead 2 is going to be just as, if not more, awesome.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 09, 2009, 05:58:37 PM
L4D2 is going to be amazing. I'm still super jealous that Atarian has been playing L4D. Such a goooood series!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 09, 2009, 08:09:13 PM
Its amazing...All Episode Three has to do is the same exact mechanic, just in smaller, slower forms, and more object oriented than a safe room.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 09, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
My parents trust my judgement.  It also helps that I don't talk about my online activities at length.  Annnyway, even if I did, I don't think they would mind.  For the most part I'm either here, on Facebook, or just browsing Google for freeware.
You are now my hero.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 09, 2009, 11:00:18 PM
L4D2 is going to be amazing. I'm still super jealous that Atarian has been playing L4D. Such a goooood series!

You needs to buy it. =D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 11, 2009, 12:53:19 AM
I'm having a Midnight Flo party, waiting for Avenue Flo to launch at midnight on playfirst.com.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 11, 2009, 01:27:09 AM
L4D2 is going to be amazing. I'm still super jealous that Atarian has been playing L4D. Such a goooood series!

You needs to buy it. =D
I need to buy it so baaaad. The campaign mode is amazing, but to add online play to that... mindblowingly epic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 11, 2009, 08:35:35 AM
Single player campaign is HARD. The AI only knows how to shoot zombies, not save you. I died while the other three pushed forward. I had become incapacitated by a hunter, and then they didn't come pick me up or anything. So I got swamped ><
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 11, 2009, 12:48:57 PM
It's only hard on Expert. I can do Advanced and lower fine.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 11, 2009, 01:40:22 PM
I'm sick from church today, so now I need suggestions for free games that are epic, be they multiplayer or singleplayer.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 11, 2009, 02:58:36 PM
I'm sick from church today, so now I need suggestions for free games that are epic, be they multiplayer or singleplayer.
I know y'all are already somewhat aware, but I'm a huge fan of the stuff S2 Games puts out (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S2_Games). I haven't tried Heroes of Newerth yet, but I have a ton of beta keys if anyone is interested. It's a DOTA-like game. :)

Atarian, I just realized I never played campaign mode entirely alone. I've only played L4D at a LAN with my friends and it was ridiculously fun because I kept blasting my mates in the back of the head with my shotgun (on accident). I can't imagine having to rely completely on the AI if they're not even going to bother saving you, lol! That's tough.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 11, 2009, 03:51:43 PM
you hafta be either really good, or really sneaky.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 11, 2009, 04:36:03 PM
I'm sick from church today, so now I need suggestions for free games that are epic, be they multiplayer or singleplayer.
Google 'Nifflas".  He's a designer of awesome freeware games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 11, 2009, 05:28:30 PM
Whew, I don't think I've played so much Bully in one sitting before.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 11, 2009, 06:50:57 PM
Whew, I don't think I've played so much Bully in one sitting before.

To quote Teddy Roosevelt: "Bully!"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 11, 2009, 07:01:43 PM
Thats a different Bully. :D

This is the Bully I mention:
(http://www.8bithero.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/bully_scholar.jpg)
Its basically Juvenile Delinquency, the video game. ;D Nah, your actually a good guy in the game, you are a Anti-Bully. It also has a really funny script.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 11, 2009, 07:11:02 PM
First thing I thought of? Ichinose Kotomi. ;D

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8053/kotomi02fq9.jpg)

"Will she bully me? Will she bully me?"
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 11, 2009, 07:23:30 PM
Thats a different Bully. :D

This is the Bully I mention:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Its basically, Juvenile Delinquency, the video game. ;D Nah, your actually a good guy in the game, you are a Anti-Bully. It also has a really funny script.

I know. It was a pun. ;)

(Bully was used by Roosevelt to mean "awesome" or "superb")
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 11, 2009, 08:00:24 PM
Thats a different Bully. :D

This is the Bully I mention:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Its basically, Juvenile Delinquency, the video game. ;D Nah, your actually a good guy in the game, you are a Anti-Bully. It also has a really funny script.

I know. It was a pun. ;)

(Bully was used by Roosevelt to mean "awesome" or "superb")
"CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!!" *slam* *clock gong*
- Teddy "Roosevelt" from Arsenic and Old Lace.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 11, 2009, 09:50:56 PM
Thats a different Bully. :D

This is the Bully I mention:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Its basically, Juvenile Delinquency, the video game. ;D Nah, your actually a good guy in the game, you are a Anti-Bully. It also has a really funny script.

I know. It was a pun. ;)

(Bully was used by Roosevelt to mean "awesome" or "superb")
"CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE!!!!!!!" *slam* *clock gong*
- Teddy "Roosevelt" from Arsenic and Old Lace.

Win! I loved that movie!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 11, 2009, 11:07:07 PM
I always think of the characters Arsenic and Old Lace from the Marvel comic Runaways (Which is epic BTW!) anytime I hear/read about that movie.

(Spoiler below is the Runaways Arsenic and Old Lace, the human being Arsenic)

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 12, 2009, 02:53:34 PM
I am mad...my midnight Flo party has gone to waste. I was going to get Avenue Flo at midnight on Saturday, but I was cheated! PlayFirst has announced that the game is coming out two days later. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I still can't help envisioning PlayFirst employees ROFLing at the fact they duped everyone.

Hmm...I did see there was an Avenue Flo torrent available however. >:D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 12, 2009, 03:23:26 PM
Tomorrow I'm nabbing a WoW subscription card.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 12, 2009, 06:28:03 PM
I am mad...my midnight Flo party has gone to waste. I was going to get Avenue Flo at midnight on Saturday, but I was cheated! PlayFirst has announced that the game is coming out two days later. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I still can't help envisioning PlayFirst employees ROFLing at the fact they duped everyone.

Hmm...I did see there was an Avenue Flo torrent available however. >:D
don't do it!

No joke.  More often than naught, when a torrent is released of an unreleased game, it's just a virus.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 12, 2009, 06:51:18 PM
I'll take the place between the opposite corner. Try it, but have your antivirus stuff up to date and active.

Or check out the beta place. Theres a site that has loads of betas, public and unreleased.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 13, 2009, 12:42:10 AM
I just had a bit of fun in Left 4 Dead. I whacked all the zombies with my medpack. ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 13, 2009, 03:25:42 PM
Avenue Flo is here, after all. Plus, they offer PlayFirst VIP members Dairy Dash with the game fo fwee! Dairy Dash and Dress Shop Hop are the only time management games made by PlayFirst I don't own...hmm. I didn't buy Dress Shop Hop because it is INSANELY HARD! I couldn't pass level 6, no matter how hard I tried. There are 50 levels in Dress Shop Hop.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on October 13, 2009, 05:50:31 PM
I just had a bit of fun in Left 4 Dead. I whacked all the zombies with my medpack. ;D
Do tell. exactly how effective was that?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 13, 2009, 05:57:32 PM
I just had a bit of fun in Left 4 Dead. I whacked all the zombies with my medpack. ;D
Do tell. exactly how effective was that?

It was ok against small groups, but for more than that...

Heck, it was fun though. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on October 13, 2009, 06:10:55 PM
I'll bet! XD

the pain pills would probly be pretty funny too.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 13, 2009, 08:01:34 PM
LOL pillz.

But whats not fun is when you're fighting the horde, and people just walk around shoving instead of shooting, thowing their nades, or using built in machine guns.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: serotoninXxX on October 13, 2009, 10:46:38 PM
I just completely and utterly failed at playing TF2...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 14, 2009, 08:27:24 AM
The newbie servers aren't for newbies any more...full of pros and generally mean players.

Its hard to jump into anymore...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 14, 2009, 04:59:35 PM
I just completely and utterly failed at playing TF2...

Find a class you're good at.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 14, 2009, 07:17:25 PM
This just in! There are reports (http://www.buyzombie.com/2009/10/05/zombie-events/plants-vs-zombies-in-nyc-halloween-parade/) that there will be Zombies at the NYC Halloween parade! And that they will do battle with an army of Plants there! :o
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 15, 2009, 04:36:10 PM
http://www.fpsbanana.com/skins/8251

Awesome AR2 skin for Half-life 2 or Gmod or synergy.

Includes a custom reload animation where Gordon actually pulls the magazine out.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 16, 2009, 01:40:51 AM
I have seen the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrR7PMNUYk
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 16, 2009, 10:22:54 AM
HOLY SHOOT!
THATS FREAKIN AWESOME!

...

I would SO download a demo of that engine.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 16, 2009, 12:42:58 PM
I have seen the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrR7PMNUYk
And i thought the cryengine 2 looked good 0_o.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 16, 2009, 12:51:21 PM
I have seen the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrR7PMNUYk
HO.LY. CRAP.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Replica on October 16, 2009, 12:59:02 PM
I'm sorry, but X-box360 just cannot render that,

XBox360 says - We're sorry, that's just too awesome to be true. Our system doesn't like too good to be true because it is most likely not to be true. Please send an error report so Bill Gates ignores it in his E-mail. Thanks.

XD

Seriously, I'm guessing that's too nice to be on the XBox, which means they were either using PS3, or they hacked the Xbox and made it so it can handle that kind of graphics.... /Rant.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 16, 2009, 05:34:00 PM
 :o

Dang.... that's one epic engine!

I'm sorry, but X-box360 just cannot render that,

XBox360 says - We're sorry, that's just too awesome to be true. Our system doesn't like too good to be true because it is most likely not to be true. Please send an error report so Bill Gates ignores it in his E-mail. Thanks.

XD

Seriously, I'm guessing that's too nice to be on the XBox, which means they were either using PS3, or they hacked the Xbox and made it so it can handle that kind of graphics.... /Rant.

LOL, I also have a hard time believing the 360 could handle this, but apparently this engine is set to run on both consoles and the PC.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 16, 2009, 06:39:55 PM
The Xbox has what, DX8? if that, its possible, but I'd like to know how they coded that.

If it has DX9, then that is extremely possible.

Look at L4D, its got some pretty awesome graphics, but it can still handle well on DX8 cards.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on October 16, 2009, 07:03:57 PM
The 360 has DX9. ;)


*wonders if this is what will finally bring the Technological Terror to its knees...*
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 17, 2009, 12:11:59 AM
Bah, graphics are good, but the gameplay trumps everything else. I'd much rather play a good fun game then play a shiny piece of crap.  That WAS pretty though....
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 17, 2009, 12:07:37 PM
I'd play it if all it had was loads of guns and just motionless targets.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 17, 2009, 02:21:36 PM
The 360 running that how is that possible. (PS: I am starting to get tired of pc gaming i need to get a new console.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 17, 2009, 02:40:36 PM
Take a look...
at this. (http://www.gamespot.com/features/6162742/index.html)

If you tell me there is a substantial difference, I will want you to get glasses.

Its like playing between high and very high. Both look good, but very high has just a tad better effects. Gameplay isn't very different, its just got a few more particles, more models, higher LOD switch, and its really not much different.

And I have a DX9 card, I've had 2 DX9 cards...and I've played on a DX8. Most of what y'all are saying is 'impossible' isn't that impossible. It just takes a good engine and a good team.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 17, 2009, 06:42:47 PM
I can see a tad difference i seems that the ps3 has slightly better shader quality but thats just my opinion..
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 17, 2009, 07:56:42 PM
Yeah, but really...are you playing for the graphics or what?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 17, 2009, 08:24:47 PM
This is unbelievable.

GameZebo, a casual gaming site I regularly go to, told what the most popular video game in the world currently is. Guesses anyone? Halo? Sims? Grand Theft Auto?

Those are ALL wrong. You're going to be facepalming when I tell you it isn't a major console game...it's a Facebook app. Yes, FarmVille has over 58 million players.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 17, 2009, 08:32:19 PM
LOL!  Facebook pwns all.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 17, 2009, 10:18:15 PM
FAIL. Cut out the casual games (or at least those type) and get the mainstream ones...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 18, 2009, 12:01:10 AM
This is unbelievable.

GameZebo, a casual gaming site I regularly go to, told what the most popular video game in the world currently is. Guesses anyone? Halo? Sims? Grand Theft Auto?

Those are ALL wrong. You're going to be facepalming when I tell you it isn't a major console game...it's a Facebook app. Yes, FarmVille has over 58 million players.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
yoshi yoshi yoshi


I hate farmville. >.>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 18, 2009, 12:04:28 AM
BTW, I've been meaning to ask the meaning of yoshi yoshi yoshi.  What does it mean?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 18, 2009, 12:20:53 AM
Ah, I forgot...you came after the first chatroom...

You see, when we first had a chatroom, there were various smilies you could post up by putting an (...) around a name (Like Homer, Vader, etc). One of these was yoshi. Soon a habit formed of when someone would log in and see that no one is in the chat, he/she would go "Hello. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (yoshi) (yoshi) (yoshi)".
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 18, 2009, 12:46:40 AM
and because the chat kept the logs up and recalled them after you came on every time, the standard chat went like this:

josh:hello
josh:nooooooooooooooooooo
josh:(yoshi) (yoshi) (yoshi)
Batmanifestdestiny:hello!
Batmanifestdestiny:nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Batmanifestdestiny:(yoshi) (yoshi) (yoshi)
brain candy:hello
brain candy:nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
brain candy:(yoshi) (yoshi) (yoshi)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 18, 2009, 02:02:04 AM
I hate farmville. >.>

So do I. I prefer Mafia Wars, but it gets boring after a while. The only FB app that piques my interest is Typing Maniac. I've amassed over 100,000 points in that game. >:D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on October 18, 2009, 02:22:49 AM
So the whole yoshi yoshi yoshi thing is just another way to express disappointment in a given situation?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 18, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
Yeah, but really...are you playing for the graphics or what?
Heck no gameplay ftw.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 18, 2009, 01:06:49 PM
So the whole yoshi yoshi yoshi thing is just another way to express disappointment in a given situation?
Pretty much.  I'm going to doodle up a webcomic of it someday in inkscape, but right now I'm too lazy.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on October 18, 2009, 02:27:16 PM
I have seen the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrR7PMNUYk


Oh my god, that's amazing. :o

The future of graphics just astounds me. True virtual reality and real 3D human rendering doesn't seem that far away any more.

And to think of CQ, and to see that engine...wow.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 18, 2009, 11:10:32 PM
I decided to play through Ghostbusters for the 9999999999th time.

Yeah, I got pissed at Atari again.

I used to be mad at all 3, then I was just mad at Atari.

I think I should be pissed at Threewave at well because they're the ones that gave that bullcrap "explanation".
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 18, 2009, 11:14:23 PM
Some day, I'll actually learn the VOXLAP library, so that I, too, can make voxel-based games of win and pwnz.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 18, 2009, 11:17:40 PM
I decided to play through Ghostbusters for the 9999999999th time.

Yeah, I got pissed at Atari again.

I used to be mad at all 3, then I was just mad at Atari.

I think I should be pissed at Threewave at well because they're the ones that gave that bullcrap "explanation".

At first, I thought you meant Atarian, so I was like "huh?!?!" but then I was like "ohhh.....not Atari...ATARI...."
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 18, 2009, 11:31:20 PM
I decided to play through Ghostbusters for the 9999999999th time.

Yeah, I got pissed at Atari again.

I used to be mad at all 3, then I was just mad at Atari.

I think I should be pissed at Threewave at well because they're the ones that gave that bullcrap "explanation".

At first, I thought you meant Atarian, so I was like "huh?!?!" but then I was like "ohhh.....not Atari...ATARI...."
Same, so I was gonna be all like "What do you have against him?!"  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 18, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
You are mad at Atari Inc., not Atariangamer, forum member.

Which really, SO many name changes...Give us a REAL Atari that makes stuff instead of a publisher ><
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Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 19, 2009, 11:19:34 PM
Soldier of Fortune 2 is violent, but it needs a sword.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 19, 2009, 11:52:56 PM
You are mad at Atari Inc., not Atariangamer, forum member.

Which really, SO many name changes...Give us a REAL Atari that makes stuff instead of a publisher ><
DOOOOD

if Atari made a new console, or even a handheld, I'd totally buy it!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 27, 2009, 02:17:07 AM
Any one here know of any must have ds games i want to get back into handheld gaming.
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Post by: Rushnerd on October 27, 2009, 06:16:18 AM
Ahh the infamous CryEngine3 Demo. It's funny because from what I know it's an "optimization" for consoles (as in theres no way in hell your porting Crysis directly in current game boxes) It is DX11 ready though, but that API is still a ways away. Yes we can all salivate over demo's but when the first DirectX11 games hit PC's 1-2years before the next-gen consoles, that is when you will be blown away, truly.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 27, 2009, 02:30:59 PM
Any one here know of any must have ds games i want to get back into handheld gaming.

Well...I suggest the new Kingdom Hearts. I don't have it yet, but I played a demo and really, really want.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 27, 2009, 02:55:06 PM
I'm getting an R4 chip soon...that and I'm going to look for a joypad for my emulation stuff...

R4 will be teh pwnz. I love homebrew, and quake/doom? man, so good...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 27, 2009, 03:00:51 PM
Any one here know of any must have ds games i want to get back into handheld gaming.

Well...I suggest the new Kingdom Hearts. I don't have it yet, but I played a demo and really, really want.
Thank you i will need that in mind i am currently working on beating castlevania dawn of sorrow and i kind of want a side game to beat along with it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on October 27, 2009, 05:14:15 PM
Kingdom Hearts

That's disgusting. You have a sick mind.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on October 27, 2009, 05:14:54 PM
I would not suggest Kingdom Hearts if you haven't played the other games. Truth be told, I havn't played all of COM (got stuck in Halloween Town) so there was some spots where I was like "hmmm....I wonder what exactly he is talking about" but since I have played both Kingdom Heart games, I knew most of what was being referred to. If I didn't I would be majorly confused.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 27, 2009, 06:39:12 PM
Any one here know of any must have ds games i want to get back into handheld gaming.
If you've played Kingdom Hearts before, then I'd suggest Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. I just beat it last night actually, and it was totally epic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 27, 2009, 06:42:46 PM
Never played kindom hearts so idk. What about the final fantasy ds series? I have final fantasy 3 ds but i gave up because the bosses are almost invincible seriously.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on October 27, 2009, 06:44:19 PM
The vast majority of the FF games on the DS are just (very well done) remakes of older FF games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on October 27, 2009, 07:05:54 PM
The vast majority of the FF games on the DS are just (very well done) remakes of older FF games.
I HERD that FF3 (or 6 W/E) got a bad rap on the DS. Something about the music was "off".
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Josh on October 27, 2009, 07:27:08 PM
The vast majority of the FF games on the DS are just (very well done) remakes of older FF games.
I heard most of the old ff games are like this. In this case i should get the legend of zelda Spirit Tracks when it comes out.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 27, 2009, 11:01:27 PM
When (read: if) I ever get the money, should I get an OpenPandora (http://openpandora.org/), or a GP2X WIZ (http://www.globalgph.com/m2/sub11.php)?
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Post by: ChexCommander on October 27, 2009, 11:16:40 PM
Woah, what the?! Those things look epic!

I'd go with the Pandora. It looks nicer, better interface, and apparently it's more powerful.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on October 27, 2009, 11:17:52 PM
Woah, what the?! Those things look epic!

I'd go with the Pandora. It looks nicer, better interface, and apparently it's more powerful.
That's what I was thinking at first, but it's more like a tiny laptop, instead of a gaming thing, and it costs 3X as much as the GP2X, so I'm really torn. :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on October 29, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
I have seen the future...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqrR7PMNUYk


Oh my god, that's amazing. :o

The future of graphics just astounds me. True virtual reality and real 3D human rendering doesn't seem that far away any more.

And to think of CQ, and to see that engine...wow.

That's exactly what I was thinking. A Chex Quest mod for that engine would............*head asplodes trying to envision it* words (or my imagination) can't describe how truly awesome that would be!!!!
hopefully a person would be able to insert custom models and stuff.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 29, 2009, 08:35:08 PM
I'm getting an R4 chip soon...that and I'm going to look for a joypad for my emulation stuff...

R4 will be teh pwnz. I love homebrew, and quake/doom? man, so good...
The R4 as in the R4DS? I would recommend looking into something newer. The people who made the R4DS stopped production over a year and a half ago due to too many R4DS knockoffs on the market. 99% of R4DSes out there are ripoffs and the few to none real ones out there are an obsolete technology. Just a heads up.  :-\
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 29, 2009, 08:47:40 PM
Well, what about the R4i-SDHC (http://www.electrobee.com/r4isdhc-dsi-and-ds-p-55.html)?

I also see the M3i Zero, but its even more expensive. Considering I hafta buy the microSD as well, i'd like to get something on the cheaper side.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on October 29, 2009, 08:57:41 PM
Well, what about the R4i-SDHC (http://www.electrobee.com/r4isdhc-dsi-and-ds-p-55.html)?
That's a fake. There is no such thing as a R4i-SDHC.... the R4DS never had SDHC support. In fact these ones have an extremely high fail rate.  >:(

Have you looked at the Acekard 2, M3 Real Supercard One, and Edge? The only thing I know of the M3i Zero is that it does not play GBA games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on October 30, 2009, 02:31:10 PM
Acekard 2 looks good, but I can't find official sites/stores for the others...Got a link?

Oh joy...I just noticed that Quake II for DS requires a 16MB Slot2 Flash Cart. There goes that...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on October 30, 2009, 02:58:46 PM
OK you guys, I'm FINALLY joining Steam. I'm not on it right now, I'm on my dad's iPhone. Expect a friend request later today.

Also, I'm a bit strapped for cash right now, so I'm mainly gonna be playing demos. :3
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on October 30, 2009, 04:38:45 PM
I haven't had a lot of time, but when I have time, I usually play touhou. It's a great game to just play for a bit on.

I got past level five in Imperishable Night on hard mode. I usually use the illusionary border team (Reimu and Youkai) but I had a really good (and VERY hectic  :o) run with Marisa yesterday.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on October 31, 2009, 11:37:13 PM
I'm considering buying a modern console. SNES, in all it's awesomeness, isn't cutting it anymore. I want a PS3, but my budget is tight so a 360 is more likely. Suggestions?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on October 31, 2009, 11:44:38 PM
I got past level five in Imperishable Night on hard mode. I usually use the illusionary border team (Reimu and Youkai)

I still having trouble with normal mode in that game, mostly stage 4.  ><
But yeah the illusionary border team is the best.  ^^
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 01, 2009, 01:28:53 AM
I'm considering buying a modern console. SNES, in all it's awesomeness, isn't cutting it anymore. I want a PS3, but my budget is tight so a 360 is more likely. Suggestions?
lolo, how long were you on the 16-bit plane? Also why not just go computer? Just sayin >_>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on November 01, 2009, 12:36:38 PM
I'm considering buying a modern console. SNES, in all it's awesomeness, isn't cutting it anymore. I want a PS3, but my budget is tight so a 360 is more likely. Suggestions?
lolo, how long were you on the 16-bit plane? Also why not just go computer? Just sayin >_>
Ever since I took my first breath of life.
And if you knew my computer specs, you'd understand.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2009, 12:49:03 PM
I'm considering buying a modern console. SNES, in all it's awesomeness, isn't cutting it anymore. I want a PS3, but my budget is tight so a 360 is more likely. Suggestions?
Dude, I'd go with the PS3 anyway. The cheap 360's are even more crap then the usual 360's (Cause not only do you still have the dreaded Red Ring of Death, but you have almost NO space to save or anything on a cheap 360).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on November 01, 2009, 12:55:41 PM
Uh...there isn't just a normal 360? And $300 is a lot man.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2009, 01:00:30 PM
Uh...there isn't just a normal 360? And $300 is a lot man.

This is the cheap 360 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360arcadesystem/default.htm)
This is the GOOD 360, just as expensive as a PS3 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360elitesystem/default.htm)
This is a comparison list of the two 360's (http://www.xbox.com/en-us/hardware/compare101.htm)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on November 01, 2009, 01:23:11 PM
Oh....what's the red ring of death?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2009, 01:30:12 PM
Oh....what's the red ring of death?
The bane of all 360's. The 360's power button is surrounded by these strips of light. When the strips around the power button turn red (instead of the usual green), then you cannot turn on your 360, thus killing it. There is no 360 exempt from this fate (There are some methods that users claim to work against the RRoD, but most still succumb to it regardless). Every 360 comes with the game Borrowed Time it would seem.

The image of death:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on November 01, 2009, 01:48:09 PM
.....I think I'll stick to DOS games and SNES, thanks.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2009, 01:54:23 PM
If, somehow some magical way, you get $300, then I'd suggest it on a PS3 (Thus, everything I've said recently on this topic summed up).
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: GameMaster on November 01, 2009, 02:07:14 PM
Change is hard.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 01, 2009, 02:24:43 PM
I got past level five in Imperishable Night on hard mode. I usually use the illusionary border team (Reimu and Youkai)

I still having trouble with normal mode in that game, mostly stage 4.  ><
But yeah the illusionary border team is the best.  ^^

Stage four is a beast, especially the Marisa/Reimu fight. It took me forever to beat Marisa in time.

I also get beat pretty hard on stage 3 sometimes by that one history eater lady... for some reason I just can't figure out how to dodge a couple of her attacks.

The stage five boss is WAY easier than the stage four boss.


... Dreaded ring of death? That's pathetic... You've got the right idea GM, I haven't seen that great of stuff coming out for PS3/Xbox anyway. My stuff is going to be good, though.

Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 01, 2009, 03:06:01 PM
I haven't seen that great of stuff coming out for PS3/Xbox anyway.
I could argue that point, but then....I'm too lazy.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 01, 2009, 04:49:07 PM
I'm getting serious about buying NDS homebrew.

I've got 50$ and have the ability to get maybe 5$ more. I'm looking for something that can run Quake][ DS (http://quake.drunkencoders.com/index_q2.html).

This will require, AFAIK, a SLOT-1 card, a SLOT-2 flash cart, and a 1 or 2GB microSD. I know the homebrew cards sometimes come with readers, but I have no microSD at all...

If a package like that goes over 65$, forget it. But under that, I can manage to get at some point in time.
But if you can't find anything like that, just a simple homebrew card will be fine...just stuff to do simple games, emulators, and multimedia stuff.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 01, 2009, 06:43:15 PM
I'm considering buying a modern console. SNES, in all it's awesomeness, isn't cutting it anymore. I want a PS3, but my budget is tight so a 360 is more likely. Suggestions?
I'd get a Wii.  Not only do you get some nice games (it even comes with a great game!) but you also get the chance to buy older games right on to it!  Combine that with an internet browser, Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaiichi 3, and a homebrew DVD player, and you have a win!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 01, 2009, 09:11:03 PM
Ever since I took my first breath of life.
And if you knew my computer specs, you'd understand.
That's what the UPGRADE is for! The money that you would use for a console you pour into your PC. It's a blast really.
Pickup a used Core2Duo for dirt cheap, and see if you can get a deal on a GT200 series GPU or previous gen ATI card. But then you might need a need PSU lol.
Also very nice DDR2 ram can be had very cheap as well.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 01, 2009, 11:51:12 PM
I would go with teh rush on this. A gaming computer can do LOADS...and then you get lots and lots of games of all types, new, old, and even classic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 02, 2009, 01:10:18 AM
I would go with teh rush on this. A gaming computer can do LOADS...and then you get lots and lots of games of all types, new, old, and even classic.
And optionally be your best friend and/or omnipresent necessity of your waking life.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 02, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
And optionally be your best friend and/or omnipresent necessity of your waking life.
Thats my relationship to the machine. Its all that I do, I'm always on watching videos, playing games, typing papers, talking to people...everything.

BTW, I guess BC took a leave for awhile, as I'm still looking for a homebrew card to buy.
However, the M3DS Real (http://www.iso420.org/nds/m3real/index.html) looks PERFECT. Though I wouldn't use the rumble pack, it comes with the RAM expansion that would let me play Quake II. Plus, it can boot any game from anywhere. And I'd just copy my fav games to the SD card, so I wouldn't hafta worry about breaking it, really...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on November 02, 2009, 05:24:40 PM
BTW, I guess BC took a leave for awhile, as I'm still looking for a homebrew card to buy.
However, the M3DS Real (http://www.iso420.org/nds/m3real/index.html) looks PERFECT. Though I wouldn't use the rumble pack, it comes with the RAM expansion that would let me play Quake II. Plus, it can boot any game from anywhere. And I'd just copy my fav games to the SD card, so I wouldn't hafta worry about breaking it, really...
I've been out with friends all weekend. No time for the interwebs!

The whole M3 thing is confusing. The M3DS Real/M3 Real is legit, but the M3 DS Simply is a poorly made R4DS clone. I've never used the M3DS Real but I know it is noted for using the Sakura firmware which is supposedly very nice. I hear it's harder to use skins with Sakura and that there aren't as many available, but the skins that are available are way nice. I've also heard the Sakura firmware is one of the only ones that supports in-game real-time saving. That all sounds good to me, but it's up to you.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 02, 2009, 10:06:35 PM
Just ordered Doom 3 via Amazon. It should be here in a week.

Open Co-Op yay.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 02, 2009, 11:11:52 PM
Just ordered Doom 3 via Amazon. It should be here in a week.

Open Co-Op yay.
/me likes this
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 02, 2009, 11:26:19 PM
Just ordered Doom 3 via Amazon. It should be here in a week.

Open Co-Op yay.
Don't forget to get the duct-tape mod so you can have your flashlight on your gun! ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 03, 2009, 01:14:35 AM
Just ordered Doom 3 via Amazon. It should be here in a week.

Open Co-Op yay.
Don't forget to get the duct-tape mod so you can have your flashlight on your gun! ;)
Pff live in a world of handicaps do you?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 03, 2009, 05:39:27 PM
Just ordered Doom 3 via Amazon. It should be here in a week.

Open Co-Op yay.
Don't forget to get the duct-tape mod so you can have your flashlight on your gun! ;)

Duct Tape mod sucks, it so small you can't even see anything.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 03, 2009, 06:14:51 PM
How about don't forget Doom 3 Classic?

OH MAN. I think I just found it!
M3 DS Real + Rumble + GBA Expansion RAM + 2GB microSD (http://www.realhotstuff.com/real-rumble-expansion-pack-microsd-p-379.html)... FOR 50$!!!

I'm planning on getting a friend to buy it (he is UBER online shopper), and I'll pay him back. For 55$, and including 2GB? Thats awesome!
Plus, getting a guy who buys online more than we do, my parents will be quicker to say yes, most likely...

My only concern...this looks like a pretty homebrewed site. Not anywhere near as much quality as other sellers, but cheaper price, larger selections, and it comes up most every time I search Homebrew cards...
I'd love this...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 04, 2009, 06:37:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFHO1tLGcbg
Just DL'd the demo, i'll let you know how it is later, but here's what I know so far^^
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Datra on November 04, 2009, 09:13:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFHO1tLGcbg
Just DL'd the demo, i'll let you know how it is later, but here's what I know so far^^

Please do. I've been wondering how it will stack up against the original.

And I just got Age of Empires 2 from a friend and I love it. ^.^ Been trying to convince my other friends to set up an AoE2 LAN party but they're still caught up in Halo 3. >_<
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 04, 2009, 10:28:41 PM
I just got L4D2 Demo, played the Normal difficulty...AWESOME. Those who boycott better know they're missing out on a pretty good game.

I do like it, its pretty good, I like the southern style to it (but it sounds really forced and stereotypical, except for Coach and Nick. They sound right.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on November 05, 2009, 02:08:50 AM
I love how they put re: Your Brains on the jukebox. XD

First time hearing that, I was really ROFLing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 05, 2009, 04:14:42 AM
That's a great game, solid improvement on the first. I don't really think anything felt forced, people actually sound like Ellis in the southern parts of this country. Speaking of which, me and my friend both renamed our steam profiles "Ellis" and went into a few games. So you had three Ellis's all going BRGULGUGULGLUGULGLUG the whole time.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 05, 2009, 09:21:40 AM
Heh, Ellis sounds like one of my friends (extreme backwoods), but times 10 and older.
But I played through it again last night, trying it on Expert with SS and his friend Prof. Jennings. Good night, we couldn't get past the tower. Zombies were moving faster, and our plan on Advanced (adrenaline and then run) didn't work so well. But I got some video of it, gonna edit it together.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: rexxor on November 05, 2009, 01:09:58 PM
well starcraft two is coming this summer and I am pumped for it.
if anyone else plays SC what race do you play and why?
I personally like the Terran but I can get away with a win as Protoss or Zerg if I really try.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: brain candy on November 05, 2009, 05:32:57 PM
well starcraft two is coming this summer and I am pumped for it.
if anyone else plays SC what race do you play and why?
I personally like the Terran but I can get away with a win as Protoss or Zerg if I really try.
I play Protoss. I just pump out Zealot's like crazy and attack the heck out of my nearest neighbor with the help of my SC partner. I haven't really mastered much past that, lol. As a joke my LAN SC name was "BRUCE CAMPBELL" (caps and all), and I completely owned all night long against SC veterans. I'm not insanely superstitious, but I've kept that name ever since for luck. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 05, 2009, 11:19:47 PM
oops, I thought SC2 had already come out. XD

I play Zerg, because I love the awesome look, and rampaging people's pylons with an army of zerglings and hydralisks with all of the upgrades.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 06, 2009, 10:28:48 AM
Posted from ZergRushNerd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFf7oLEZC8s
FEEL THE RUSH!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 08, 2009, 12:56:13 AM
I got Doom 3 in the mail a couple of days ago and beat it on easy.

"We are many. We are one. We are the Praelanthor. You know us as the Soul Cube. Free us from our eternal prison, and we will help you."
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 08, 2009, 02:36:17 AM
I got Doom 3 in the mail a couple of days ago and beat it on easy.

"We are many. We are one. We are the Praelanthor. You know us as the Soul Cube. Free us from our eternal prison, and we will help you."
Always play FPS on hard or more, you just lost the game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on November 08, 2009, 03:18:55 AM
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc21/spikeymikey_03/Touhou_easy_mode_how_lame.png)


EDIT:
you just lost the game.

DARN YOU!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 08, 2009, 12:29:14 PM
/Allen Walker
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs32/f/2008/206/0/d/TOUHOU___EH__EASY_MODE__by_TwistedFaiths.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfoRxp7YNS4
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on November 08, 2009, 03:14:54 PM
/Allen Walker
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs32/f/2008/206/0/d/TOUHOU___EH__EASY_MODE__by_TwistedFaiths.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfoRxp7YNS4

KANJI ZONE. '''0_0''' Sadly, I can only read a little of it, like the second bubble "Kimo--i" or litterally "disgusting!" but is translated often as "lame!" And of course there is the obvious "kyahahahaha" at the end.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 09, 2009, 08:43:05 PM
I got Doom 3 in the mail a couple of days ago and beat it on easy.

"We are many. We are one. We are the Praelanthor. You know us as the Soul Cube. Free us from our eternal prison, and we will help you."
Always play FPS on hard or more, you just lost the game.

(http://img1.visualizeus.com/thumbs/08/09/02/humor,scrabble,you,lost,the,game,board,game,game,lost-c1ada83f8a8c5d3742b5ffa7e41730d3_h.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 09, 2009, 09:27:41 PM
You just lost "it" too because talking about "it" entails losing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 09, 2009, 09:29:26 PM
I know. I LOST THE GAME!

Happy?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 09, 2009, 10:09:00 PM
I wont even begin to tell how I escaped the game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 09, 2009, 11:24:24 PM
http://xkcd.com/391/
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 11, 2009, 03:38:50 PM
If I play on hard, it's only for Co-Op.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 11, 2009, 06:45:32 PM
I may be getting L4D2 thanks to a friend. Hes planning on buying a Gaming Computer in a few months, and I was talking to him about COD:MW2 Fail and L4D2 Win. Also mentioned that I was sadly not going to be able to get it unless someone helped me get my cash online. He then pulls out his personal debit card and offers to buy it for me, if I had the cash. Transaction should take place tomorrow, just a few days ahead (So I get preorder goodies ^^). it bumps my plan for DS homebrew back, but now looking, I can get that for a christmas gift.

i'm just HOPING that I will get time tomorrow to sneak off to a computer, install Steam fastly, and login and order that stuff double-time. I might do it over lunch...I need to grab his address and number anyway...wish me luck!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 11, 2009, 08:54:06 PM
I have school off tomorrow, for a Teacher Workshop. Maybe you could just sneak up to the Computer Lab a little early before school starts?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 12, 2009, 12:25:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfoRxp7YNS4

LOL
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 12, 2009, 04:35:08 AM
Guise, I mde kol Leeftfourdeedtoo art :) thx rte5 sub
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbtTEJ6hoqc
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 12, 2009, 03:48:04 PM
I ownz left 4 dead 2 nao...and am 50$ less richer.

but I get the bat and bills hat, so I am pretty fine with that.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 12, 2009, 09:59:37 PM
It comes out, what, Tuesday? Congrats on the pre-order!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 12, 2009, 10:28:22 PM
Left 4 dead 2? Wouldn't that be left 5 dead?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 12, 2009, 10:34:36 PM
lawl
ZOMG GOVT LESS

Not really. Even the boycott group thought Valve did a good job, and disbanded.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 13, 2009, 07:22:31 PM
Left 4 dead 2? Wouldn't that be left 5 dead?

XD

Atarian: The boycott group disbanded...that's like Xbolt's pic of the MW2 boycotters all playing the game. Typical. :P


Also,

ZOMG GOVT LESS!!!

Fixed. ;)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on November 14, 2009, 03:49:45 PM
Portal 2 isn't expected until late 2010. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on November 14, 2009, 09:30:29 PM
@cheetahben: You might be interested to know that Westward 4 was just released last night at the Sandlot Games website.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on November 15, 2009, 12:06:20 AM
@cheetahben: You might be interested to know that Westward 4 was just released last night at the Sandlot Games website.

(http://www.backdrops.net/images/108%20Celebration%2010%20x%2010.JPG)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 15, 2009, 12:23:10 AM
@cheetahben: You might be interested to know that Westward 4 was just released last night at the Sandlot Games website.

(http://www.backdrops.net/images/108%20Celebration%2010%20x%2010.JPG)
LOL That reminds me of that post that Richie made involving the 400-pound Megan Fox and the fireworks show
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on November 15, 2009, 12:28:56 AM
@cheetahben: You might be interested to know that Westward 4 was just released last night at the Sandlot Games website.
(http://www.backdrops.net/images/108%20Celebration%2010%20x%2010.JPG)
I figured you'd do something like that. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on November 15, 2009, 01:12:05 PM
So, I tried Street Fighter IV at Izumicon. It was fun and all, but there was ONE THING MISSING: my best character Sakura was not unlocked, so I ended up playing as Dhalsim and Ryu. Oh well.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 15, 2009, 02:24:45 PM
(http://www.msxbox-world.com/assets/xbox360/screenshots//ss/524/screenshot_1776901893_1207679360.jpg)
TOSTADA PRESS
I freaking love El Fuerte, he's a monkey if you play him right.

FLYING GIGA-BUSTER
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on November 15, 2009, 02:54:32 PM
Speaking of Street Fighter, I would not recommend Street Fighter Online to anyone. It has good intentions, but the gameplay ALWAYS lags REGARDLESS of your connection speed, there are tons of collision detection glitches and the character select screen is very picky as to how many characters you can play as everytime you fight. (as in, it locks and unlocks different characters EVERYTIME) Overall, its quite the hassle, and I keep checking back throughout the years to see if its redeemed itself, but it hasn't. 
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 15, 2009, 03:09:19 PM
Ugh, SFO is terrible.

I remember playing DBZ MUGEN games back in the day, too, because I wanted to play something that replicated the Street Fighter style. They were pretty good.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 15, 2009, 03:49:28 PM
Ah yes, DBZ MUGEN.....it was trying to get that game that made me get DBZ:BT3.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 15, 2009, 05:23:13 PM
Atarian: The boycott group disbanded...that's like Xbolt's pic of the MW2 boycotters all playing the game. Typical. :P
No, the leaders thought that whatever Valve was doing, that it would be a rushed, bad quality product that should have been a DLC addon, not a whole new game. Many people shared this feeling. They then flew the leaders out to Valve to play test it. They thought it was actually a good product, and disbanded...but thats only half of it.

The other half is that the members who joined the group took to doing nothing but trolling Valve and its developers, nothing really related to the original intent of the group. So...blargh.

@Cheetah: O NOEZ.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 15, 2009, 08:59:24 PM
So....I've been playing Nethack, and wanted to know if anyone else knew of some great, free, roguelike games.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Anonymous (ChexGuy331) on November 15, 2009, 09:39:24 PM
Atari Inc. is apparently being bought out by Namco/Bandai. Hopefully, something good will come out of this. Yes, you know what I mean.

Oh yeah, let me know if you're annoyed at me complaining about Ghostbusters, since I'm still pissed off about it.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 15, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
Atari Inc. is apparently being bought out by Namco/Bandai. Hopefully, something good will come out of this. Yes, you know what I mean.

Oh yeah, let me know if you're annoyed at me complaining about Ghostbusters, since I'm still pissed off about it.
the general trend of people being urinated off at stuff is starting to decline, as a whole, which is a good thing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 15, 2009, 10:49:34 PM
Atari....being bought by Namco......Pac-Man in Soul Caliber VI confirmed?!?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 15, 2009, 11:13:15 PM
T_T keep dreamin, kuwu (JK)

Hopefully something good comes out with the Atari name...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: rexxor on November 15, 2009, 11:14:45 PM
Starcraft vs WH40kDOW Dark Crusade
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 15, 2009, 11:35:52 PM
I should get an openpandora to play CQ on the go!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 16, 2009, 12:26:16 AM
You get a portable emulator system, i'm getting DS homebrew for Christmas :(http://)D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 16, 2009, 12:30:47 AM
i'm getting DS homebrew for Christmas :(http://)D
GET THIS (http://blog.gamersweb.it/post/1207035675/Touhou+DS+-+Nintendo+doujin+game!)
GET THIS (http://blog.gamersweb.it/post/1207035675/Touhou+DS+-+Nintendo+doujin+game!)
GET THIS (http://blog.gamersweb.it/post/1207035675/Touhou+DS+-+Nintendo+doujin+game!)
GET THIS (http://blog.gamersweb.it/post/1207035675/Touhou+DS+-+Nintendo+doujin+game!)
GET THIS (http://blog.gamersweb.it/post/1207035675/Touhou+DS+-+Nintendo+doujin+game!)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 16, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
WHAT IS THAT?!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 16, 2009, 01:10:35 PM
Simple. Its Touhou DS. :3
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 16, 2009, 03:24:12 PM
which is...?

First screen looked like a REALLY complex shooter, then another I saw looked like a turn-based RPG style fighting game.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: cheetahben on November 16, 2009, 03:54:51 PM
More news on Portal 2. It's apparently a prequel to Chell's testing. You play as an Aperture Science employee who has invented the Portal gun. Valve is also trying to incorporate a multiplayer feature.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 16, 2009, 04:41:54 PM
More news on Portal 2. It's apparently a prequel to Chell's testing. You play as an Aperture Science employee who has invented the Portal gun. Valve is also trying to incorporate a multiplayer feature.
Wow! I had really no heard or followed anything on a Portal2, I kinda assumed it was a one time thing especially because of the ending. But this is great news, that game deserves to live. Forget HL2:ep.3! More squeals! >_>   Still cool though.

Maybe NSFW I dunno.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W08fwRJxpFo
Mah new vid :3
L4d2 Demo exploits 100%
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 16, 2009, 06:37:33 PM
which is...?

First screen looked like a REALLY complex shooter, then another I saw looked like a turn-based RPG style fighting game.

It is, as you noted from the first screenshot, a bullet hell vertical shooter.

Portal 2 will be so awesome.

And Rush:  :lolwut
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on November 16, 2009, 09:08:50 PM
which is...?

I'm surprised you haven't heard about it from our little cult posts we make. XD

LAZY LINK ATTACK!

http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: arch129 on November 16, 2009, 09:22:00 PM
which is...?

First screen looked like a REALLY complex shooter, then another I saw looked like a turn-based RPG style fighting game.

WHAT! YOU DON'T KNOW TOUHOU!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N4c7qFeJR4
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 16, 2009, 09:34:17 PM
and that has a story line...how?!

good lord, its like galaga arangement on sterioids! X_X
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Allen Walker on November 16, 2009, 09:52:36 PM
and that has a story line...how?!

good lord, its like galaga arangement on sterioids! X_X

Hehehehehehehehehehehehe..............
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 16, 2009, 10:06:39 PM
good lord, its like galaga arangement on sterioids! X_X
Heh heh, that's half the fun. The other half is the epic music and characters.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 16, 2009, 10:10:02 PM
Which I don't get, how can THAT have any sort of story line? To me, a game that simple, yet complex, doesn't need a story line...in fact, i'd say one would ruin the other...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 16, 2009, 10:27:41 PM
It has a bit of one for each game. The dialog happens before and after boss battles.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 16, 2009, 10:40:27 PM
You get a portable emulator system, i'm getting DS homebrew for Christmas :(http://)D
actually, I was not intending to use it for emulators.  It works fully as a little computer-esque thing.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 17, 2009, 12:58:17 AM
touhou DS? Awesome
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 17, 2009, 09:36:46 AM
man, i wake up and turn on my computer to get a glimpse at L4D2 before I gotta leave...and what happens? its not loading steam. So I restart it, and its not showing me my games list. I restart it again, and it still won't show me my games. So i let it sit there for awhile, looking at the L4D2 forums. I then notice this 'decrypting' box pop up, and its taking FOREVER. Its at 97% now, but I've only got like 5 minutes left before school :(
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on November 17, 2009, 11:58:45 AM
man, i wake up and turn on my computer to get a glimpse at L4D2 before I gotta leave...and what happens? its not loading steam. So I restart it, and its not showing me my games list. I restart it again, and it still won't show me my games. So i let it sit there for awhile, looking at the L4D2 forums. I then notice this 'decrypting' box pop up, and its taking FOREVER. Its at 97% now, but I've only got like 5 minutes left before school :(
>< I hate it when that happens to me.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 17, 2009, 07:33:05 PM
So, I get home, load it up, get in a campaign of Carnival, and MAN. INTENSE. Extremely! Around area 3, SS and the other guy we were with dropped out, and i went alone for half the level. THen a guy dropped in, and we failed twice getting though to the finale. on the last try, we picked up 2 more players, and we finally made it though after conserving health and nades. PHEW. Then we go to the finale, and MAN was it hard. Alot of complex arangements of explosives later, we finally made it though on the 2nd try. Its is INTENSE. It also is impossible with the AI. It stresses the need for human players, and emphasizes teamwork. one is on the sniper tower, the other on the base, each protecting each other. Also had to place the fireworks and gas cans in JUST the right spot, and get your best weapon...or else you were dead.

I didn't get to play though the rest (that one campaign took almost 1:40 to finish... T_T), but its a VERY different game, totally harder. Saw a convo on the Steam forums where a guy complained that Dead Center was very bland, and that it was too easy on Advanced. No one agreed with him (except that Dead Center was a little underdeveloped). He said that he got though all campaigns in less than 45 minutes each with a group of friends. failure. They then told him to go play Realism Expert, and quit crying. He didn't quit, and kept complaining it was too short, too easy, and no fun. srsly
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Batmanifestdestiny on November 17, 2009, 08:05:32 PM
So, I get home, load it up, get in a campaign of Carnival, and MAN. INTENSE. Extremely! Around area 3, SS and the other guy we were with dropped out, and i went alone for half the level. THen a guy dropped in, and we failed twice getting though to the finale. on the last try, we picked up 2 more players, and we finally made it though after conserving health and nades. PHEW. Then we go to the finale, and MAN was it hard. Alot of complex arangements of explosives later, we finally made it though on the 2nd try. Its is INTENSE. It also is impossible with the AI. It stresses the need for human players, and emphasizes teamwork. one is on the sniper tower, the other on the base, each protecting each other. Also had to place the fireworks and gas cans in JUST the right spot, and get your best weapon...or else you were dead.

I didn't get to play though the rest (that one campaign took almost 1:40 to finish... T_T), but its a VERY different game, totally harder. Saw a convo on the Steam forums where a guy complained that Dead Center was very bland, and that it was too easy on Advanced. No one agreed with him (except that Dead Center was a little underdeveloped). He said that he got though all campaigns in less than 45 minutes each with a group of friends. failure. They then told him to go play Realism Expert, and quit crying. He didn't quit, and kept complaining it was too short, too easy, and no fun. srsly
FAIL
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 17, 2009, 08:44:03 PM
Whatever. You get that on the internets. Ignore people like that. :P
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 17, 2009, 08:57:24 PM
He's kept it up for awhile, now, a one man battle against all
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on November 17, 2009, 09:22:46 PM
Saw a convo on the Steam forums where a guy complained that Dead Center was very bland, and that it was too easy on Advanced. No one agreed with him (except that Dead Center was a little underdeveloped). He said that he got though all campaigns in less than 45 minutes each with a group of friends. failure. They then told him to go play Realism Expert, and quit crying. He didn't quit, and kept complaining it was too short, too easy, and no fun. srsly

Tell him to
(http://s3-llnw-screenshots.wegame.com/6-8456966542639531/8456966542639531_l.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 17, 2009, 09:51:19 PM
Allen and I have had a epic (To us at least) idea for a while now:

A Touhou arcade cabinet.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 17, 2009, 09:53:50 PM
Do you know how much money you'd have to pay to beat it on easy?
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 17, 2009, 09:57:10 PM
This is why you rig it so you can just add credits. :3
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 17, 2009, 10:26:34 PM
no... it should be Th08.

Do you know how much money you'd have to pay to beat it on easy?

you guys need continues on easy? o_O
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 18, 2009, 12:40:22 AM
no... it should be Th08.
Well you do have a couple of points there 75...Imperishable Night has both the tag-team system AND the Inaba's.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 19, 2009, 08:05:51 PM
Allen and I have had a epic (To us at least) idea for a while now:

A Touhou arcade cabinet.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Use the "perspective" tool for the characters on the side of the cabinet, then i'll take you seriously.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 19, 2009, 09:17:08 PM
True, it's a pretty obvious cut and paste. The screen looks kind of funny, and the logo at the top goes beyond the sign. I like the logo and choice of screens, though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: xbolt on November 19, 2009, 09:17:28 PM
http://www.midnight-riders.com/

The best pyrotechnics in town! I went to their show, front-row-center! (Lost my eyebrows.)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 19, 2009, 09:28:10 PM
http://www.midnight-riders.com/

The best pyrotechnics in town! I went to their show, front-row-center! (Lost my eyebrows.)
(http://images.cafepress.com/product_zoom/176847260v4_350x350_Front_Color-Black.jpg)
(http://www.buddytv.com/articles/mythbusters/images/adam-savage-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 19, 2009, 09:34:31 PM
Allen and I have had a epic (To us at least) idea for a while now:

A Touhou arcade cabinet.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.
Use the "perspective" tool for the characters on the side of the cabinet, then i'll take you seriously.

I just tried that. I can see where it would help, but I could not get results I was pleased with. Also, I just made this pic to show the concept of a Touhou arcade cabinet (That, and I am of course still a GIMP noob). Now if I was telling people that this was real, then I'd obviously made it look more realistic.

Thanks for the criticism, I don't think I would have ever tried the perspective tool before reading that post.  ;D
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 19, 2009, 09:37:26 PM
http://www.midnight-riders.com/

The best pyrotechnics in town! I went to their show, front-row-center! (Lost my eyebrows.)

Coming soon?

Speaking of midnight riders in New England brings up topics of Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 19, 2009, 09:44:56 PM
Isn't Boingo our resident Arcade expert anyway? He should chime in here.

Maybe for cost/ease reasons you could go MAME. I don't actually know what platform that game is on though.

As far as the cabinet, you would need to find a generic one somewhere (building one would be too much of a project) then either go to kinko's or use your printer with transfer paper and print our the game characters.


PROBLEM. You'll need a high res image (jpg or PNG preferred) of any graphics and characters. This could be hard.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 19, 2009, 09:50:13 PM
Isn't Boingo our resident Arcade expert anyway? He should chime in here.
Yes he should.  ;D

Quote from: Rushnerd
Maybe for cost/ease reasons you could go MAME. I don't actually know what platform that game is on though.

They are PC games. Read and learn of the magic of Touhou (http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki)

Quote from: Rushnerd
PROBLEM. You'll need a high res image (jpg or PNG preferred) of any graphics and characters. This could be hard.

Agreed. It'd be so epic though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 19, 2009, 10:19:57 PM
HOKAI, soh joo wantz to maek kabinet foh komputa gaem?

All you need to do is go looking for an old cabinet (or look around and find blueprints, and build your own). Good thing about real ones is the HUGE CRT screens in em. Else, you're probably stuck with a large LCD widescreen. Turn it sideways, and then stick a computer in the cabinet. Set settings so that you can turn the screen to look normal. now, go get an old keyboard, and break off a few keys. Rewire the buttons to some arcade buttons and joystick. Get a port with full key customization, and then set the controls to the buttons you've just wired. secure the keyboard and buttons/joystick in the cabinet, and place the tower close to the front, and drill a hole and put in a physical button to press the power to the tower. now, hook up a mouse real quick and remove every sort of pop up program and anything you can: strip the OS bare bones. Then, place the game in the startup folder. set the configuration to fit the screen, and then voila, you have an arcade cabinet for playing PC games.

This set up can also use MAME, just set the keys to the buttons, and do the same thing, start up or force command line booting and load it. But for mame, there are easier ways to do the controls. You can use simple USB hubs that have places for the wires to come in, and they feed into the computer via USB. They're also programmable so you can set and reset the configuration (if you have more than one control board [like 4way joystick and 6 buttons, or 8 way joystick and 4 buttons]).


- - - -- - -

now, for MY video game awesome of the day:
Me, SS, and a random guy (as well as DuneJumper before he crashed) fought though Carnival in L4D2 TWICE trying to get an achievement. If you remember from Half-Life 2: Episode 2, there was the Little Rocket Man, where you carried a gnome from one point to another (LONG DISTANCE) and chucked him into the rocket, being the first gnome in space O_o
Well, the VERY SAME GNOME is back in L4D2 as a prize in a shooting gallery game. You hit the button, and hit the people to rack up 750 points, which unlocks the prize...the gnome. We then carried him across the next 3 or 4 areas (including the rest of the one we were already in), fought the finale, and hopped in the helicopter with it, saving it from the zombeh apocalypse. I was trying to do it on normal, but it kept flipping to advanced (which I do believe if we had tried, we might have made it), but eventually we switched to easy, which still had us under pressure. We also nearly lost it about 5 times. Dropping it off the roller coaster, it getting blown away with a pipebomb, and the worst...Just as the last man was jumping into the helecopter, the tank hit me with a rock, and the gnome was knocked from my hands, into a burning ring of fire...and the finale ended, no achievement...

So, responding to our dissappointment, we started again. Again, battling through about half on advanced till turning it back to easy. but this time, SS held it, and we all got in rather quick and survived with the gnome. YAYZORZ
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 19, 2009, 11:03:24 PM
HOKAI, soh joo wantz to maek kabinet foh komputa gaem?

All you need to do is go looking for an old cabinet (or look around and find blueprints, and build your own). Good thing about real ones is the HUGE CRT screens in em. Else, you're probably stuck with a large LCD widescreen. Turn it sideways, and then stick a computer in the cabinet. Set settings so that you can turn the screen to look normal. now, go get an old keyboard, and break off a few keys. Rewire the buttons to some arcade buttons and joystick. Get a port with full key customization, and then set the controls to the buttons you've just wired. secure the keyboard and buttons/joystick in the cabinet, and place the tower close to the front, and drill a hole and put in a physical button to press the power to the tower. now, hook up a mouse real quick and remove every sort of pop up program and anything you can: strip the OS bare bones. Then, place the game in the startup folder. set the configuration to fit the screen, and then voila, you have an arcade cabinet for playing PC games.

This set up can also use MAME, just set the keys to the buttons, and do the same thing, start up or force command line booting and load it. But for mame, there are easier ways to do the controls. You can use simple USB hubs that have places for the wires to come in, and they feed into the computer via USB. They're also programmable so you can set and reset the configuration (if you have more than one control board [like 4way joystick and 6 buttons, or 8 way joystick and 4 buttons]).

Instructional instructions are instructional. 0_0
The problem lies in me not having the money for all of these parts (One main thing I must stress is that I would need a recent computer to use; Touhou runs very smoothly and has epic quality music for a REASON), and I also suck at building things. Maybe though....if I recruited Allen and BMD into this..then it'd be possible.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 19, 2009, 11:40:27 PM
Building a computer is NOWHERE NEAR hard...get with BC and Richie, they can get you tips on compromize between power and speed.

Visit craigslist, your local goodwill/swapshop, and other places to look for a big LCD screen. Something like 22" widescreen would be great. if not, you can still do it with a normal CRT or LCD monitor, it just means you'll hafta do some modificaitions to the cabinet.

Building a cabinet would be easy, fun, and not very expensive. However, prices of wood are different everywhere...not exactly sure where ours is at.

Using a CRT monitor instead of LCD means you'll hafta secure it MUCH. LCD usually has mounting screws, CRT is just a big bulk that normally when placed at an angle, is going to topple and break...not to mention you'd probably break the computer inside as well as wreck the cabinet. SO, get LCD if at all posible.

Plus, if you can't get the buttons/old keyboard, just cut a hole in the controlpannel deck to run a mouse and keyboard wire though.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 20, 2009, 02:59:08 AM
The game isn't actually hard to run is it? Unless all those lasers on the screen really bog down the cpu.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 20, 2009, 10:11:15 AM
I always think of the old consoles...after a certian number of sprites got on the screen, either they dissappeared or the game slowed down horribly...woot.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Kuwabara on November 21, 2009, 08:34:34 PM
This guy is officially retarded.

"After being banned from the PlayStation Network for hateful comments stated in Resistance's online community, Erik Estavillo launched not one, but two, lawsuits against Sony for infringing on his "first amendment rights" -- an argument that was shot down by Judge Ronald Whyte simply because "Sony is not part of the government."

However, what Estavillo lacks in civil online discourse, he makes up for with sheer determination and persistence. In addition to Sony, he now has both Microsoft and Nintendo in his sights. Estavillo is seeking $75,000 from Microsoft for the "undue stress" and "sadness" caused by his Xbox 360's RROD. "Microsoft should have to bear the burden that is now put on the shoulders of this disabled plaintiff," his claim states -- a burden that is equivalent to the sum of 375 Xbox 360 systems, apparently. Nintendo is being sued for interfering with Estavillo's "pursuit of happiness." And how exactly is Nintendo doing that? "Deleting, blocking or prohibiting the Homebrew Channel and Ocarina applications" via a system update."

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/20/banned-psn-player-sues-nintendo-and-microsoft/ "
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: matthias720 on November 21, 2009, 08:49:22 PM
This guy is officially retarded.
QFT
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 21, 2009, 09:06:02 PM
retarded is how my computer is acting right now...what wish windows Me and all...I just need to tweak some drivers and stuff...
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 21, 2009, 10:04:11 PM
retarded is how my computer is acting right now...what wish windows Me and all...I just need to tweak some drivers and stuff...

AHA! Told you it sucked!
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 21, 2009, 10:33:00 PM
O_o this was while I was fighting the post-install process...all I had was a barely reactive display, minimal sound support, and it wasn't even full screen. I got my drivers over, restarted, and bam, its epic.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: 75 on November 21, 2009, 11:09:38 PM
This guy is officially retarded.

"After being banned from the PlayStation Network for hateful comments stated in Resistance's online community, Erik Estavillo launched not one, but two, lawsuits against Sony for infringing on his "first amendment rights" -- an argument that was shot down by Judge Ronald Whyte simply because "Sony is not part of the government."

However, what Estavillo lacks in civil online discourse, he makes up for with sheer determination and persistence. In addition to Sony, he now has both Microsoft and Nintendo in his sights. Estavillo is seeking $75,000 from Microsoft for the "undue stress" and "sadness" caused by his Xbox 360's RROD. "Microsoft should have to bear the burden that is now put on the shoulders of this disabled plaintiff," his claim states -- a burden that is equivalent to the sum of 375 Xbox 360 systems, apparently. Nintendo is being sued for interfering with Estavillo's "pursuit of happiness." And how exactly is Nintendo doing that? "Deleting, blocking or prohibiting the Homebrew Channel and Ocarina applications" via a system update."

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/20/banned-psn-player-sues-nintendo-and-microsoft/ "

your pursuit of happiness is based upon what you choose to buy. If you don't like how microsoft or nintendo runs things, their products are not the only way to happiness.

I know I'm giving him too much credit (I know he's just doing it for the $$$$), but I want to puncture his argument anyway.
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: ChexCommander on November 21, 2009, 11:19:00 PM
That judge made it pretty clear-cut on the first one. I liked his response. XD
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Rushnerd on November 22, 2009, 12:26:47 PM
O_o this was while I was fighting the post-install process...all I had was a barely reactive display, minimal sound support, and it wasn't even full screen. I got my drivers over, restarted, and bam, its epic.
It's not epic don't disgrace the word like that. WHY IN GODS NAME are you using ME anyway? There is no reason to, your using the worst OS known to man. They didn't dub it mistake edition for nothing.
I was stuck with that POS for at least three years, it completely stunted by interest and growth of knowledge of computers; because I had no reason to BE interested when they preformed like THAT.
The OS gets majorly clogged over time and randomly BSOD or freezes A LOT. Also when I was using it I felt like a complete outsider because NO ONE MAKES DRIVERS FOR IT (at all, all drivers start @XP usually)

I thank the computer gods (Jaguar?) everyday that I don't have to deal with that mess again.



OR XP for that matter >_>
Title: Re: The return of the video game topic!
Post by: Atariangamer on November 22, 2009, 05:39:21 PM
Alrite...(BTW, give it up, I will too. I'll tell you the exact moment it crashes)

This is an experiment. The laptop was running XP slow as molasses. So I wanted to downgrade to one of the 9x era OSs. Reasoning: if I get one with the DOS background, it'll take my 16bit programs better. Well, I've yet to have good experience with USB on 98. Not much of a problem, but I'm running out of CDs, so I can't just put anything on it. Internet is a no go on the wireless front (except with XP) and the Ethernet front (there is no NIC in the computer...the connector has nowhere to go on the provided networking card). So, USB Mass Storage Devices are it. I've already tried on 3 different computers to get my PNY USB drive working in Win98. I was not about to make a mistake again. I looked at the next few Windows versions, namely Windows Me and Windows 2000/NT. 2000 was going to be my choice, but then I remembered its failure on certain programs that were designed for it (way back when 2000 was the OS after the public school tech refresh. I went to my teachers computer to install some things that came with the computer, and said "Designed for Windows 2000/NT" on the package. They all had complaints, and noone ever figured em out...). So I looked at Me. (another reason, the computer was made with Me installed, and who knows, it might have worked...)

This is where I first got alot of OMGWTF R U DOIN?! Mostly from a few friends who were slightly internet savvy. I also had a few of the tech guys at my church try and turn me away. I was bound and determined to try it, just to see if it was so bad. ANYTHING would be better than what it is now, I thought. So I did it, just the other day. I finally finished tangling with the FDISK and FORMAT problems (silly me forgets what to do ><), and installed Me. It found a good bit of my hardware right off the bat. I went to the Dell site afterwards, hit the Windows Me button on the Inspiron 4000 page, and got the last few essential drivers (ATI Mobility 3/4, Sound card, touch pad, and keyboard). It loaded perfectly. I even got it to install the Wireless card (though NDIS issues forced me to remove it w/o it working). I plugged in my USB drive, and it loaded instantly (well, it had to let it sit for about 30 seconds finding and installing, but it came up easily right after). I was able to get from it a song, some driver files (which I had downloaded on my SKWD computer), and play a package of portable Counter-Strike. I then loaded Microsoft Office 97 and Myst for Windows 95. I then copied over the files for Doom 95, WinQuake, and Half-Life. All loaded well, and didn't give me a problem. I fixed the unicode dll problem that was preventing VLC Media Player from installing, and it installed and loaded fine. I blame the 600mhz processor and the 8x speed DVD drive for slow/choppy playback. But really, I didn't expect much. That it runs at all is a credit to it. (computer AND OS)

This is by NO means going to become my main computer. Its only for loading my old games on, and for taking on the go when I can't have my big SKWD. For that purpose, it works fine. And for all I know, it *COULD* be a time bomb, just waiting to explode errors on me. But till that happens, this is an OK OS from all I've experienced.

I got video (not really to prove anything, but I was bored this morning ><) that I recorded with a 1980s VHS camcorder, so the quality is kinda...weird. Just a quick video tour of what I've done so far.
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