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Title: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 09, 2003, 08:52:13 PM
..i just got the new tony crack game for ps2..this games killer.....
the best part about  this game is you can create your own moves.... 8)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 09, 2003, 09:06:51 PM
I got NBA Live: 2004 (nice improvement over 2003) and WWE Smackdown: Bring the Pain (major improvement over last one). Two pretty good games. First games I bought all year. My brother bought Madden 2004 and I use it whenever I want to.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 09, 2003, 09:07:03 PM
For cheap I just picked up Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Blood Wake for X Box.  There should be a Video Games forum on here.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 09, 2003, 09:35:02 PM
I saw this game Republic something or other abuot rebuilding Russia after Communism fell, it looks great.

Until then, the game for me is GTA:VC.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 09, 2003, 09:36:35 PM
Best game on the market right now is Star Wars:  Knights of the Old Republic.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 09, 2003, 09:42:40 PM
..as geeky as this may sound this game:(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007M9SI.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg)
..is actually "scary" to play....its a great game though....haven't played the third one yet....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 09, 2003, 09:47:23 PM
Some of my favorites...

recent stuff
Soul Cailbur II
Warcraft III

classics
Diablo 2: LOD
Fallout
Fallout 2
Starcraft
Goldeneye
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: aclockworkjj on November 09, 2003, 10:32:00 PM
it's all about FIFA....nothing more.

wait..
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I got NBA Live: 2004 (nice improvement over 2003)

what is better?, I liked 2003....the fantasy draft league is fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on November 10, 2003, 10:46:35 AM
SOCOM 2 looks frickin awesome!  My friend's little brother has it, and I'm dying to play it... when he actually lets go of it!

I also am having fun with the latest MS Flight Sim...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sigur Rós on November 10, 2003, 11:55:48 AM
The only computer-game I play would be a japanese game called Ultra Vixen.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: phil marlowe on November 10, 2003, 12:10:02 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Diablo 2: LOD

that game stole two years of my life. and with the new patch up on battlenet i urge to return but i've managed to fight it until now.

all the blizzard games gets me.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sigur Rós on November 10, 2003, 12:11:20 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
i urge to return but i've managed to fight it until now.



And how did you manage to fight it?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Dirk on November 10, 2003, 12:12:40 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Some of my favorites...

recent stuff
Soul Cailbur II
Warcraft III

classics
Diablo 2: LOD
Fallout
Fallout 2
Starcraft
Goldeneye


Let's not forgot about MarioKart for Nintendo 64. Goldeneye is pretty sweet too (proximity mines in the facility anyone??)

Game I'm hooked to now is Soldier of Fortune 2 for PC. Great first person shooter.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 10, 2003, 12:19:02 PM
.here are some classics IMO....

all the final fantasies....i still even own the first cart. on nes
the metal gear games
goldeneye..and perfect dark...
tiger woods 2004...ncaa 2004... madden..2004
chrono trigger/cross
mario bros ...all of them
super metroid was killer...along w/ the olld one for nes..
tekken 4
gauntlet..
damn there's so many more i'm forgetting.....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 10, 2003, 12:36:31 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
that game stole two years of my life.


The problem is that it has infinite possibilities, and it's really an exponentially expanding game... so you could really spend every waking hour of your life playing it. It becomes a creative process. At least it prevents you from buying other games.

Quote from: Dirk
Goldeneye is pretty sweet too (proximity mines in the facility anyone??)


Pistols & license to kill in the facility.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: phil marlowe on November 10, 2003, 12:37:40 PM
Quote from: Sigur
And how did you manage to fight it?

the power of will alone can kill a man

Quote from: jeremy blackman
The problem is that it has infinite possibilities, and it's really an exponentially expanding game... so you could really spend every waking hour of your life playing it. It becomes a creative process.

the roof WAS reacable and i did reach it but like i said, it stole two years of my life. something about that just leves you unsatified.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: aclockworkjj on November 10, 2003, 12:40:28 PM
Quote from: Dirk
(proximity mines in the facility anyone??)

ah...nice call...

I like the gernade launchers in the temple too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 10, 2003, 12:45:55 PM
I'm currently playing Midnight Club 2, which is pretty nifty.

And even though it's incredibly simple, the Evil Dead game is worth checking out, just for Bruuuuuuuuuce's quips.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 10, 2003, 12:51:02 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
the roof WAS reacable and i did reach it but like i said, it stole two years of my life. something about that just leves you unsatified.


Depends what the roof is. If you want to have a batch of cookie cutter characters, it's reachable, because you can see the limits of the conventions. I personally think it's fun to subvert all the conventions and make good characters that no one would expect.

Quote from: aclockworkjj
Quote from: Dirk
(proximity mines in the facility anyone??)

ah...nice call...

I like the gernade launchers in the temple too.


Remote mines in the bunker.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 10, 2003, 12:56:08 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman


Quote from: aclockworkjj
Quote from: Dirk
(proximity mines in the facility anyone??)

ah...nice call...

I like the gernade launchers in the temple too.


Remote mines in the bunker.



..unarmed w/ liscence to kill in the archives......
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: phil marlowe on November 10, 2003, 01:01:46 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Depends what the roof is. If you want to have a batch of cookie cutter characters, it's reachable, because you can see the limits of the conventions. I personally think it's fun to subvert all the conventions and make good characters that no one would expect.

yes, i agree. It was allways the next step after you had your kick ass but boring characters, you made the obscure character which was more nutty that good, but fun none the less.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 10, 2003, 01:04:59 PM
Quote from: phil marlowe
the obscure character which was more nutty that good, but fun none the less.


But now the nutty characters are good (the fire trap assassin, the elemental druid, the skeleton necro).

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
..unarmed w/ liscence to kill in the archives......


Automatics in the archives.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: aclockworkjj on November 10, 2003, 01:05:19 PM
what about mega man?

mega man 8 for playstation got me through my junior year of high school.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 10, 2003, 01:07:17 PM
We want to talk classic...lets talk Tecmo Super Bowl for NES.  A game that I still to this day play quite a bit.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SoNowThen on November 10, 2003, 01:09:29 PM
GTA3 is so wonderfully addicting, I spend hours just running people over and beating people to death and stealing cars.... just like I would in real life if I had the balls...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 10, 2003, 01:13:45 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
what about mega man?

mega man 8 for playstation got me through my junior year of high school.


...yeah mega man is mighty magnificant..i enjoy all of those games...

*dumb story*
..during the height of the mega man craze back in the days....this wierdo use to go around trying to act like he was the real mega man.(i guess he had problems..mental??).but anyway he was like character acting or something..he would even mimic the way megam man walked..and his vernacular.... :roll: ...imagine goiing out in public w/ this guy...He would always have this lazy eye thing going on and when people asked about it he would say ..::in a robotic voice::.."Lazy eye, Lazy eye..Dr. Wiley is a crazy guy"..

jeez louise ....that was phucked up!!!!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Dirk on November 10, 2003, 02:34:40 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Remote mines in the bunker.


Yeah, good one. Golden gun in temple (did that once til' 4 in the morning with some people). Another good one: rocket launchers in the complex.

I love it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on November 10, 2003, 03:38:09 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
.here are some classics IMO....

all the final fantasies....i still even own the first cart. on nes
the metal gear games
goldeneye..and perfect dark...
tiger woods 2004...ncaa 2004... madden..2004
chrono trigger/cross
mario bros ...all of them
super metroid was killer...along w/ the olld one for nes..
tekken 4
gauntlet..
damn there's so many more i'm forgetting.....


You SO rock, dude.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on November 10, 2003, 11:56:11 PM
guys i am a proud owner of a PubeCube (Gamecube), Sex Box (X-box), and a PS2 (couldnt think of any fancy names...

Anyways i love ALL games, whether it be a GTA, Tekken, MADDEN, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, jesus...

::CREAMS PANTS::
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Just Withnail on November 11, 2003, 06:16:55 AM
THE best game ever produced is Lucasarts' Grim Fandango (Curse of Monkey Island is a close second). This is seriously better than 95% of evert single fantasy movie ever released. I cannot begin to explain the amount of shivers this game gives me.

The story in brief: Manny Calavera is a grim reaper/ travelling agent, selling travel packages that lead to your final resting place, quality of it depending on how you did back in life. Of course he gets framed and it evolves into a film noir/ fantasy story. And it's epic as heck! Man I get jazzed up just talking about it, and I just finished it for the second time a month ago. Which is the best part of it, it's just as good after you know the puzzles, even better, since you  get the story on it's own.

"An Epic Tale of Crime and Corruption in the Land of the Dead"
Lucasarts should team up with Lucasfilm and Pixar to make the movie.

Do yerself a favor and check out these links:
GrimFandango.net (http://www.grimfandango.net)
Official Site (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/grim/grim_spotlight.htm)

(http://www.okry.fi/kulttuuri/grim.jpg)

(http://www.poodlecircus.com/icon/images/grimfandango1.jpg)

(http://www.gamedownloadsonline.com/previews/gf1.jpg)

(http://www.gamearchives.com/grimf_sm.jpg)

(http://www.sk.co.yu/1998/12/siop06.jpg)

(http://www.mrbillsadventureland.com/reviews/g-h/grimfandR/glottispiano.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 11, 2003, 08:15:21 AM
Quote from: Withnail
THE best game ever produced is Lucasarts' Grim Fandango (Curse of Monkey Island is a close second). This is seriously better than 95% of evert single fantasy movie ever released. I cannot begin to explain the amount of shivers this game gives me.

The story in brief: Manny Calavera is a grim reaper/ travelling agent, selling travel packages that lead to your final resting place, quality of it depending on how you did back in life. Of course he gets framed and it evolves into a film noir/ fantasy story. And it's epic as heck! Man I get jazzed up just talking about it, and I just finished it for the second time a month ago. Which is the best part of it, it's just as good after you know the puzzles, even better, since you  get the story on it's own.

"An Epic Tale of Crime and Corruption in the Land of the Dead"
Lucasarts should team up with Lucasfilm and Pixar to make the movie.

Do yerself a favor and check out these links:
GrimFandango.net (http://www.grimfandango.net)
Official Site (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/grim/grim_spotlight.htm)



I started playing it a few years back and never finished, it wasn't my copy.  I have always been tempted to find a copy of it and play it now.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 11, 2003, 12:17:08 PM
Quote from: Withnail
THE best game ever produced is Lucasarts' Grim Fandango (Curse of Monkey Island is a close second). This is seriously better than 95% of evert single fantasy movie ever released. I cannot begin to explain the amount of shivers this game gives me.

I'm going to have to disagree with you there. Grim Fandango is one of the best games made, but for me, the "best game ever produced" (consequently by Lucasarts as well) is Full Throttle. I can't wait until 2 comes out next year.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Find Your Magali on November 11, 2003, 12:26:39 PM
Best ... game ... ever

(http://www.atoelke.demon.co.uk/zork.gif)

Gosh I'm old...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 11, 2003, 12:30:40 PM
thats cool^^^^^^^^^^ i remeber that

.......i also liked oregon trail......and the first "police quest"...

i 'm old also...I graduated from.... HS in '96.... 8)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Find Your Magali on November 11, 2003, 12:39:06 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
i 'm old also...I graduated from.... HS in '96.... 8)


Son, I was already three years out of college by then. Back in my day, we had to walk uphill, both ways, to college classes. In the snow. And we had no shoes, because we sold them to buy season football tickets. And we LIKED it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on November 11, 2003, 12:58:52 PM
Christ! I was only out of high school 3 years ago...

you fuckos are older than dirt!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on November 11, 2003, 04:42:21 PM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
what about mega man?

mega man 8 for playstation got me through my junior year of high school.

Megaman 8 was the last great Megaman game.  Trips me out every time I go back and play it again.  I love 'em all, but they got REALLY bad after X3 or X4, and Capcom is really hurting for boss ideas these days.  Plus, the spinoff series besides the X series were crap as well.

Me, I only really play stuff like Megaman, Mario, Donkey Kong, and different RPGs (Suikoden series, Final Fantasy series, Chrono series, EarthBound).  Most new games these days really lack good quality gameplay that's found on NES, SNES, and some PSX games.  I wish I still had a working NES with carts.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 11, 2003, 09:48:10 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
I wish I still had a working NES with carts.


..man i lucked out and got one from funcoland...and started building back my collection from the days of my youth....

my favs...on the original nes that i own.:

the phucking original final fantasy.....(numero uno)...
metroid
super marios brothas one& threezelda one & two
hogans alley & duck hunt(btw these shoting games are fun drunk)
star tropics...

DAMN JUST DRAWN A BLANK.......................will post more later......
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: aclockworkjj on November 17, 2003, 01:33:35 AM
can i talk about arcade games here?  

i was at Shakey's for lunch the other day and run into this:
(http://images.webmagic.com/klov.com/images/L/cLethal_Enforcers.jpg)

I own this damn game.  gotta watch out for the hostages tho.  this game is great and i love that it's so old that it only pops up in these really strange places.  like crappy pizza joints.  

see, the trick is to re-load after ever shot.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 17, 2003, 01:51:33 AM
Love Enforcers!  I usta love goin' 2 gun, Woo-style. *Sniff*, miss the 'ol Genesis.

It seems another super-violent game (or as I like to call them, stress-relievers) from Rockstar is coming out this week.  It's called 'Manhunt.'  The premise: 8MM meets The Running Man.  Kill or be killed, the whole thing is caught on tape and sold on the snuff market.  They've already got my money.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 17, 2003, 11:40:01 AM
Alright, I'm getting a Gamecube tomorrow (with the Zelda games pack) and want everyone's best games for it.

By looking some games up and researching my list so far is:

Zeldo
Super Smash Bros. Medlee
Star Wars: Rogue Leader
Eternal Darkness
Metroid Prime
Viewtiful Joe
Pikmin (for the wife)

Any other must haves or ones here that are have nots?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pas on November 17, 2003, 11:45:01 AM
Fallout 2. nuff said
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 17, 2003, 11:51:06 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Alright, I'm getting a Gamecube tomorrow (with the Zelda games pack) and want everyone's best games for it.

By looking some games up and researching my list so far is:

Zeldo
Super Smash Bros. Medlee
Star Wars: Rogue Leader
Eternal Darkness
Metroid Prime
Viewtiful Joe
Pikmin (for the wife)

Any other must haves or ones here that are have nots?


..get the mario party games ..I know it sounds cheesy but ther're ALOT of fun..especially when you have a group of peope playing.... getting loud and drunk.......(#5 should be out soon if not now.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 17, 2003, 01:07:30 PM
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Fallout 2. nuff said


Amen. The most original game since Fallout.

Does anyone have the spine to make non-fantasy RPGs anymore?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pas on November 17, 2003, 02:01:25 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Fallout 2. nuff said


Amen. The most original game since Fallout.

Does anyone have the spine to make non-fantasy RPGs anymore?


Indeed, it would seem so. My only complaint with Fallout is the goddamn turn based thing. I don't really mind it in fantasy style combat, but with guns, stealth and ambushing is so so so important, and almost unaccounted in turn based action.

The rest of the game is perfect to me.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 17, 2003, 02:25:41 PM
Quote from: Pas Rapport
Fallout 2. nuff said


The game that sparked me into so many RPGs only to be disappointed as no other RPG was as good.

Fallout was one of the best games I had ever played, so I patiently awaited Fallout 2 and when I got it, I alsmot cried.  They fixed every problem (well, most of them) and it spawned so much gameplay I couldn't put it down for months.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: phil marlowe on November 17, 2003, 02:40:17 PM
this (http://www.warhammeronline.com/) will be the ultimate rpg ever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on November 17, 2003, 02:41:31 PM
I just want to let everyone know that the best game I've ever played is Final Fantasy Tactics
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Duck Sauce on November 17, 2003, 02:59:29 PM
I used to have an Atari Jaguar


it was NOT 64 bits
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: rustinglass on November 17, 2003, 03:07:51 PM
I like star wars:x-wing alliance.
gangsters
the monkey island and indiana jones games
broken sword
and the pirates of the caribbean game (loaded with patches and mods, because the original kinda sucks.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on November 17, 2003, 03:42:14 PM
Warhammer = ghey....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 17, 2003, 07:44:43 PM
Prince of Persia comes out tomorrow...anyone here going to get it?

I am thinking of it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 17, 2003, 07:55:19 PM
Quote from: phil is so sexy
this (http://www.warhammeronline.com/) will be the ultimate rpg ever.


What about this (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/)?

If only I had the time and money...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 17, 2003, 08:12:26 PM
I heard they were going to make an online Matrix RPG and the people who played it would form the end of the whole storyline in an Everquest fasion.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 21, 2003, 04:24:07 PM
Yeah, so I picked up Manhunt.  It is hands down, the most gruesome, sick, violent game I've ever played.  And I love it!

It's The Running Man meets 8mm.  The whole game is set up to be a snuff video series, so each time you creep up on someone and 'execute' them, it cuts to a video animatic of you disposing of them in a horrendous fashion (like strangling someone w/ a wire till their head falls off).  

But the best part: you're guided by 'the director' as you play.  And it's Brian Motherfuckin' Cox.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 22, 2003, 12:16:00 PM
I'm addicted to Starcraft, not a huge fan of Warcraft 3, though.  Too many units and abilities.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: aclockworkjj on November 22, 2003, 12:42:55 PM
(http://www.panda.co.jp/products/gtgolf/images/gtgolf3.jpg)

Anybody think they got game???
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on November 22, 2003, 02:20:54 PM
Quote from: Slobh
I just want to let everyone know that the best game I've ever played is Final Fantasy Tactics

I just want everyone to know that I agree with this wholeheartedly.  Damn fine game.

As for non-fantasy RPGs, one word: EarthBound.  But yeah, they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 22, 2003, 03:10:51 PM
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
one word: EarthBound.  But yeah, they don't make 'em like that anymore.


Such a unique RPG.  Everything at the time was like elves and magic swords in this game you used weapons like a cracked bat and a yo-yo.  Kudos to this game, I was enraged when it didn't come out on 64  to save the system.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on November 22, 2003, 03:27:14 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Quote from: Onomatopoeia
one word: EarthBound.  But yeah, they don't make 'em like that anymore.


Such a unique RPG.  Everything at the time was like elves and magic swords in this game you used weapons like a cracked bat and a yo-yo.  Kudos to this game, I was enraged when it didn't come out on 64  to save the system.

Yeah, it was scrapped for N64, but about a year and a half ago there were rumors yet again of another resurgence of this game on Gamecube (or something similar that would effectively function as a sequel).  I haven't heard anything since then.  This was about the same time Square registered chronobreak.com, sparking rumors of a third Chrono game.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 23, 2003, 08:09:10 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
I'm addicted to Starcraft, not a huge fan of Warcraft 3, though.  Too many units and abilities.


Yeah, I'm not very good at Warcraft 3. Maybe it's cause you have to use magic.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 23, 2003, 08:23:22 PM
I heard there may be a new Fallout!  I hope the new Fallout isn't just Tactics on PS2 and Gamecube.  It was fun, but in no way comparable to its predecessors.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 23, 2003, 08:49:53 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
I heard there may be a new Fallout!


Kind of.

It's not turn-based, and not an RPG. It's an action game. I'm not really interested.

Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
I hope the new Fallout isn't just Tactics on PS2 and Gamecube.


PS2 and Xbox.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 23, 2003, 09:08:45 PM
I have Fallout Tactics for the PC and, although it has a lot of inside jokes from the other ones, it lacks so much in story.  It completely drops everyting, and just has you do missions with the Brotherhood of Steel.  There is so much rich story, and they just nixed it.
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Post by: aclockworkjj on November 29, 2003, 03:17:31 AM
rocking.

seriously. somone tell me how i can play fifa online???....i have game to take on the 'effin world.  bring it.  

but while on the subject, (sorry to keep bringin' up arcade games)....but what about this?

(http://www.entertainmentcaterers.com/images/nba_jam.jpg)
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Post by: Reinhold on November 29, 2003, 11:26:35 AM
will it be a fallout version of SC Ghost?
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 29, 2003, 05:05:40 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
will it be a fallout version of SC Ghost?


No, think of Starcraft, but in squadrons.

Oh, for those of you who have played Fallout 2...remember the Gauss rifle?  That shot caseless slugs at incredible speeds that tore through armor and had a long range?  In Tactics there's a new Gauss gun.  A Gauss minigun.  When I found it while playing FT:BOS I nearly pooped myself.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 29, 2003, 09:28:48 PM
I just got Prince of Persia and Top Spin for Xbox.  Wow, plus they came with 2 months free of Xbox live.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gamblour. on November 30, 2003, 12:40:08 AM
This stuff may have been mentioned already, but I don't feel like reading 5 pages, it's late. My favorite games ever:

FF7, Resident Evil 1, 2, and Nemesis, Half-Life. Those are them. Nothing beats 'em, especially FF7.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 30, 2003, 12:47:03 AM
..theh best FF IMO is FF3 for snes.......
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 30, 2003, 10:47:37 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
..theh best FF IMO is FF3 for snes.......


I was just about to say that.  I think FF6 (or 3 for us Americans) was the peak of Final Fantasies.  It has replay value because of the charm of the characters, now that is odd.  7 was good too, but a littl hard to follow sometimes...
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Post by: SHAFTR on December 02, 2003, 02:36:55 AM
Prince of Persia is a very fun game.  So far it has been quick though.  I have put in about 4.5 hours and I'm 52% through the game.  The game is very fun though, I think I would probably play through it again.  Also, on the Xbox disc (not sure on other consoles) there is the Original Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia 2.

I heard that Ninja Gaiden is going to do the same thing, including the orignals.  This excites me.
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Post by: Raikus on December 02, 2003, 09:53:36 AM
I just got a Gamecube and addiction is summed up as (http://ai.pricegrabber.com/product_images/843000-843999/843959_125.jpg)
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Post by: Raikus on December 10, 2003, 11:25:09 AM
Bad news for Fallout lovers:
-------------------
Black Isle Studios Closing Its Doors

Bad news for RPG lovers everywhere, as it seems Interplay has shut down Black Isle Studios. Damien Foletto, one of the designers at Black Isle posted a message in the Interplay forums, stating that "[yesterday] was my last day at the (former) BIS, as it was for my whole team."

Black Isle, who published engrossing RPG's including Fallout and Baldur's Gate, has been in trouble recently due to the financial troubles of Interplay and key members leaving the company. In addition, there have been some legal disputes over the Dungeons & Dragons name, causing a future D&D title in development to be cancelled.

Although Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will be released in January, there will also no longer be a Fallout 3. It's a real shame, since the company, as Foletto put it, "were all avid gamers and wanted to make the PC games that not only we wanted to play, but also the fans."
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Post by: Banky on December 19, 2003, 09:07:09 PM
http://www.whoisxiii.com/thirteen.html

great shooter in the vien of goldeneye
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Post by: Pas on December 19, 2003, 09:20:33 PM
I don't know if they have been translated, but the XIII graphic novels are really really awesome
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Post by: Banky on December 19, 2003, 09:43:24 PM
yeah they have, the whole game is a really sharp visual comic book
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Post by: Thecowgoooesmooo on December 19, 2003, 10:13:17 PM
Anybody play Counterstrike? It's really addicting and I think the best first person multiplayer shooter out there right now.



chris
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Post by: Raikus on December 19, 2003, 11:33:22 PM
Try playing Call of Duty as well. Counterstrike will probably be the king of multiplayer fps, but if you like WW2 games, CoD is the tits.
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Post by: Thecowgoooesmooo on December 19, 2003, 11:44:50 PM
Quote
Try playing Call of Duty as well. Counterstrike will probably be the king of multiplayer fps, but if you like WW2 games, CoD is the tits.


I gotta check out Call of Duty...


Along the WW2 line I like...


BATTLEFIELD 1942


And I like the Halflife Mod: Day of Defeat.


chris
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 20, 2003, 12:09:45 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Interplay has shut down Black Isle Studios


First the Blizzard debacle and now this...  :cry: ...
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Post by: cron on December 20, 2003, 02:27:05 AM
Halo is taking my life away.... i  just got an xbox about a month ago and man... man, man    .    

i also got XIII, splinter cell,  simpsons : hit & run,  soul calibur II,  

 but i want to finish Halo first.  it even has a nice story!
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Post by: SHAFTR on December 20, 2003, 02:28:35 AM
Quote from: chuckhimselfo
Halo is taking my life away.... i  just got an xbox about a month ago and man... man, man    .    

i also got XIII, splinter cell,  simpsons : hit & run,  soul calibur II,  

 but i want to finish Halo first.  it even has a nice story!


Yes to Halo...co-op in that is just great.  I think I've played through it about half a dozen times.
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Post by: Sleuth on December 20, 2003, 02:43:34 AM
I bought Metal Gear Solid 2 (original, not Substance) for $7, and the first part was worth it, but now it's gotten really ridiculous and I don't feel like playing anymore.  But since I never played the first Metal Gear Solid, can somebody explain to me why Snake is a clone of Big Boss, and so is his "brother" Liquid Snake (AND LIQUID SNAKE IS APPARENTLY MADE OF LIQUID, EXPLAIN THAT)
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Post by: Banky on December 20, 2003, 09:32:06 AM
i know this is probably a dumb question but who are you slog?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 20, 2003, 11:05:52 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Raikus
Interplay has shut down Black Isle Studios


First the Blizzard debacle and now this...  :cry: ...


Life is not worth living anymore.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 20, 2003, 11:11:30 AM
Quote from: Slog
I bought Metal Gear Solid 2 (original, not Substance) for $7, and the first part was worth it, but now it's gotten really ridiculous and I don't feel like playing anymore.  But since I never played the first Metal Gear Solid, can somebody explain to me why Snake is a clone of Big Boss, and so is his "brother" Liquid Snake (AND LIQUID SNAKE IS APPARENTLY MADE OF LIQUID, EXPLAIN THAT)


It all goes back to the first one on the NES.  Of course, they really contorted the storyline in a million different directions in Solid.  

Basically here's the gist to explain what you want to know:

Big Boss had 6 (i think) "kids" started up, then he killed 4 of the embryos so the other two would be strong or somethign like that.  I don't really remember too much about that.  Anyway, he wanted to clone himself and there it came out two perfect forms.  Liquid and Solid (which were just code names, no idea why they're snakes.)  Anyway, in the first Solid, you fight Liquid and kill him, and you sever Ocelot's arm, earlier in the game, (well, Ninja does).  Ocelot takes Liquid's arm, and I guess it takes over Ocelot's body at times for reasons unknown to me.  Matter of fact, that very plot point disgusted me and almost drove me away from the game.  If not for the violence, I would've quit.

I have no idea abuot Liquid being made of more than 70% water, so I can't help you there.  I think either you have somethign confused, or I do.  Any other questions about it, I can try to answer them.
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Post by: cron on December 20, 2003, 12:46:39 PM
"Halo 2 is a lot like Halo 1, only it's Halo 1 on fire, going 130 miles per hour through a hospital zone, being chased by helicopters and ninjas ... And, the ninjas are all on fire, too"
—Jason Jones, Bungie Studios



i agree with the MGS2: Sons of Liberty thing.  the first  game is still one of my favorites but the second one was just silly. besides, we all felt cheated with the Snake/Raiden thing.

let's prey they NEVER make a MGS movie. ever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on December 20, 2003, 02:24:13 PM
Quote from: Banky
i know this is probably a dumb question but who are you slog?


Slobh
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 20, 2003, 10:34:41 PM
Quote from: chuckhimselfo
i agree with the MGS2: Sons of Liberty thing.  the first  game is still one of my favorites but the second one was just silly. besides, we all felt cheated with the Snake/Raiden thing.


Raiden was such a whiney little bitch.  Solid Snake was THE man.

Quote from: chuckhimselfo
let's prey they NEVER make a MGS movie. ever.


I don't know, I think Metal Gear Solid would make a good movie...with Psycho Mantis, Vulcan Raven, Sniper Wolf, the good cast.  They coudl end it just like the game, and completely negate MGS2.
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Post by: cron on January 23, 2004, 01:54:54 PM
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/474/474315p1.html?fromint=1


The Guy Game.

*Features topless, M-rated nudity

*Integrates drinking game A**hole, allowing for custom rules

*20 episodes, each with multiple girls

*Custom FMVs were filmed on the beach

*Diversified by the 3D BallzOut challenges

*Color commentary mocks you as you play along

1-4 players
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 23, 2004, 01:58:18 PM
I kind of hit a video game binge so here are my thoughts...
(all for xbox)

bought and played XIII, it's alright but definitely not worth the purchase.  The graphics are great but the gameplay is average.

bought and played the GTA Double Pack....ahh Vice City & Liberty City on xbox....fun, better controls and looks a lot better.

bought Panzer Dragoon Orta, I have just started this and it's a very fun game, short but the replay value is very high.

bought and played Beyond Good & Evil, this is just a great game.  It is $20 for any system (inc PC) and it's an excellent game.  Excellent gameplay, graphics and story.  I plan on replaying it.

a few months ago I bought and played Prince of Persia....another great game.
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 26, 2004, 07:59:14 PM
I know I'm late but here are my favorite games...you'll notice most are from the late Black Isle Studios. Note: Expansion Packs are not included

Fallout
Fallout 2
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Planescape: Torment
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Socom
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 26, 2004, 08:49:17 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
you'll notice most are from the late Black Isle Studios.

What's your opinion on Icewind Dale?

Oh, and.. what do you have against Blizzard?  :wink:
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 26, 2004, 09:04:08 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell

Fallout
Fallout 2
Baldur's Gate
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Planescape: Torment
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Socom


I agree 100%.
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 26, 2004, 10:12:40 PM
am i the only one here with sports games? I live and die by ESPN NBA Basketball for the Xbox...also it's AWESOME on XBox LIVE!!!!
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Post by: Raikus on January 27, 2004, 09:41:58 AM
I just got through reffing a Madden 2004 Tournament this weekend. 11AM-10PM on Saturday and Noon-9 on Sunday.

Over 50 people. :shock:

I've seen enough Madden for two lifetimes.

But this weekend is when I clean up. First Call of Duty tourney of the year.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 27, 2004, 12:10:52 PM
How do you ref video game tourneys?
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Post by: Raikus on January 27, 2004, 01:27:00 PM
Basically I sit between the two players, give them a certain amount of time on pre-game setup (making sure both abide by the time limit), make sure and enforce timeouts if pausing the game, and making judgment calls on any hardware malfunctions. I also have to enforce the tournament rules such as a cursing ban (since there are smaller kids that hang out at these things), settling people down if they're getting riled up, stopping any player interference between the players themselves or the spectators, and making sure they respect the hardware (no throwing, bashing or stealing).

Yeah, I didn't think it entailed much either when I signed on, but some people take this game way too seriously. I had to boot out two players and three spectators during the weekend.
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 27, 2004, 01:43:43 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Basically I sit between the two players, give them a certain amount of time on pre-game setup (making sure both abide by the time limit), make sure and enforce timeouts if pausing the game, and making judgment calls on any hardware malfunctions. I also have to enforce the tournament rules such as a cursing ban (since there are smaller kids that hang out at these things), settling people down if they're getting riled up, stopping any player interference between the players themselves or the spectators, and making sure they respect the hardware (no throwing, bashing or stealing).

Yeah, I didn't think it entailed much either when I signed on, but some people take this game way too seriously. I had to boot out two players and three spectators during the weekend.


Did a Mike Vick led Falcolns win?
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Post by: Raikus on January 27, 2004, 02:24:27 PM
The two most popular teams used were:

1) Falcons (of course) -- nearly 25% of the time
2) Dolphins (Williams is nigh unstoppable)
3) Eagles
4) Chiefs

Vick is superhuman, but he can't hold a ball when scrambling. His character probably accounted for 50% of the fumbles I saw over the weekend.

That being said, the championship match came down to the Dolphins and the Packers. The Packers squeeked it out on Lambough.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 27, 2004, 08:37:08 PM
Quote from: Raikus
The two most popular teams used were:

1) Falcons (of course) -- nearly 25% of the time
2) Dolphins (Williams is nigh unstoppable)
3) Eagles
4) Chiefs

Vick is superhuman, but he can't hold a ball when scrambling. His character probably accounted for 50% of the fumbles I saw over the weekend.

That being said, the championship match came down to the Dolphins and the Packers. The Packers squeeked it out on Lambough.


I like using the Falcons.  Vick fumbles all the time, so I never let him get tackled, I always go out of bounds.
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Post by: Banky on February 16, 2004, 09:37:51 PM
anyone here play socom 2?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on February 16, 2004, 10:02:40 PM
I know the chance of this is rare, but does anyone play Xbox's Deathrow?

It really is a great game that was marketed poorly.  Even if you don't own an xbox, could you buy a copy of Deathrow so maybe they'll make a Deathrow 2 in the future.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on March 06, 2004, 01:38:02 AM
Oh man, so on tuesday I picked up Ninja Gaiden for Xbox.  What a great, great game but also what a difficult game.  Any of you who have xbox, this is worth getting.  Any of you who don't have an xbox, this is the 2nd reason to get it (along with Halo).
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Post by: mogwai on March 10, 2004, 12:44:11 PM
Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The next installment of the GTA franchise will ship this October exclusively for PlayStation 2.


Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Monday. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 and is expected to be in stores in North America on October 19, 2004, and in Europe on October 22, 2004.

"In the past couple of years, we have put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to ensure we do everything possible to exceed people’s expectations with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” stated Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games. “Even though we still have eight months to go, we are starting to become very proud of what we have achieved and we can’t wait to get the game into players’ hands.”

Leslie Benzies, President of Rockstar North, stated, "We are extremely humbled by the success of the Grand Theft Auto series and it has made us push ourselves further than ever to create a title in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that will hopefully redefine the Grand Theft Auto series and revolutionize open-ended gameplay and video game production values."

Over 30 million units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been shipped to date, including over 11.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and over 10.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto 3
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Post by: puddnanners on March 10, 2004, 04:00:48 PM
just replayed Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time again for the first time in years.  In my opinion, its not the best game ever made (its close though), but as far as games go, it is by and large the most epic in scope.  There is so much to it, and when you beat it, you really feel like you completed this incredibly intense and important adventure.  I know it sounds corny, but its true.  

What are everybody's favorite games of all time...I have to go with a tie between Mario 64 and Super Mario Kart (I'm a mario whore)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 17, 2004, 12:50:52 AM
Does anyone here watch Xplay on tech tv? That host Morgan is really really pretty. And I just found out shes posing for playboy in a women of techtv spread, woo hoo!
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Post by: cine on March 17, 2004, 12:55:37 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Does anyone here watch Xplay on tech tv? That host Morgan is really really pretty. And I just found out shes posing for playboy in a women of techtv spread, woo hoo!

For those in the dark:
(http://www.elzorno.com/morgan.jpg)
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Post by: Stefen on March 17, 2004, 01:18:07 AM
haha thanks cinephile, that picture is just another reason to come to xixax.
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Post by: MacGuffin on March 17, 2004, 01:23:50 AM
Looks better brunette:

(http://www.playboy.com/features/features/techtv/imx/leftw.jpg)

Morgan Webb has an apt surname for a TechTV personality, but it's real. Her hair color, though, is another story. The 25-year-old video gaming show co-host has been blonde, brown, red, bright orange and pink. A die-hard Game Boy junkie -- she loves first-person shooters -- Morgan thinks it would be awesome to be digitized as a character in a video game "as long as I have control of the skin." By the way, the sexual tension between Morgan and co-host Adam Sessler on their "gaming asylum" is all in your imagination: they're just good friends. What's the appeal of girls in video games? "Guys like chicks," she quips. "The end."

Single or Married? I'm not married.

Mac or PC: You can't play that many video games on a Mac. I'd have two games that were released 10 years ago, so I am a PC girl all the way.

Web Bio: 25, 5'7", my eyes are chocolate brown. I'm pretty mellow. I really like animals but I'm miserably allergic to cats, which sucks because I like to hug them. I have a tarantula named Cruella.

Mr. Right: A smart man. That's my only criteria apart from good qualities people have, like intelligence and passion.

Are You a Nerd? I'm a nerd by my own definition, but I call my friends nerds, and I don't think it's mean. It just means you have passion and interest in a certain topic.

Favorite Website: I'm not a huge web surfer. I check KCRW.com or other public radio websites because they have great music simulcasts.

Favorite Video Game: I have been playing a lot of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. The Game Boy is a perfect platform for RPGs because you can take them with you and "level up" whenever you have a few minutes.

Technology You Can't Live Without: My Game Boy. It's always nice to have something to play if I'm waiting in line at the post office.

Online Dating: I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

Do Tech-Savvy Guys Turn You On? Intelligent men are very sexy. Hella sexy.

How Much Time Can Guys Spend Online Before It's Unhealthy? He needs to go to work and pay his bills. After that, it's his own business. But if he's not bathing, that's something else.

If You Win, Will You Pose? People are going to have to vote for me and find out, aren't they?
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 17, 2004, 09:59:48 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Mac or PC: You can't play that many video games on a Mac. I'd have two games that were released 10 years ago, so I am a PC girl all the way.


 :yabbse-angry:

Has she heard of Blizzard or Interplay?
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Post by: mogwai on March 17, 2004, 10:03:28 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Mac or JB: Who said a threesome is too much company?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on April 11, 2004, 01:30:11 AM
Just a heads up. Animal Crossing is the greatest game ever created. I just borrowed it and have given up sex all weekend to play it.  That is all.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 11, 2004, 10:47:52 AM
I'm far too excited for the new Grand Theft Auto.

And yes, that woman is very pretty.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on April 11, 2004, 10:54:13 AM
Quote from: puddnanners


What are everybody's favorite games of all time...I have to go with a tie between Mario 64 and Super Mario Kart (I'm a mario whore)



Metal Gear Solid , Super Mario Bros. 3  and Halo. BTW, there are new movies of Metal Gear Solid 3 at www.ign.com
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on April 12, 2004, 07:33:20 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Just a heads up. Animal Crossing is the greatest game ever created. I just borrowed it and have given up sex all weekend to play it.  That is all.

My brother rented it awhile back.  I watched.  I thought so too, the first hour or two.  But it seemed to lack replay value.  Sure it was cute and all, but don't you think you want to rephrase that?  Let me know when you get sick of it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 13, 2004, 07:22:45 PM
I'm sick of animal crossing and E3 is in full swing.

Some zelda screens from the upcoming game are here.

http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/action/thelegendofzelda/screenindex.html

And some screens of the new grand theft auto are here.


http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/gta4/screenindex.html

The new zelda looks amazing.  The new gta looks like more of the same
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: A World Apart on May 13, 2004, 07:29:59 PM
I am on a DDR (dance dance revolution) kick right now. It's soooooo addicting. I really enjoy Tiger Woods Golf right now too. I'm really looking forward to the 2005 version when it comes out. I really like GTA, but i think i have to agree with Stefen that it looks like more of the same, but isn't it just so fun that more of the same is quite worth it, who doesn't like running over hookers to get back the money you just gave them for sex? Another awesome game: Ninja Gaiden.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 13, 2004, 07:38:50 PM
More screens of the new zelda.

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/1.jpg)

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/2.jpg)

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/6.jpg)

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/12.jpg)

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/13.jpg)

(http://www.nintendoland.com/zelda/games/tww2/14.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 14, 2004, 07:10:44 AM
I can't put the controller down on FF7.  I've beaten it before, but that was about the time it came out, so I started playing it again.

Quite fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 16, 2004, 08:55:00 AM
Here's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, fellas, to remind us why the PS2 is a great console:


http://www.konamijpn.com/products/mgs3/english/index.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: abuck1220 on May 17, 2004, 03:16:00 PM
anybody ever play fuzion frenzy? it's probably my favorite game of all time, and i've only met a couple other people that have ever played it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 17, 2004, 04:22:44 PM
Quote from: abuck1220
anybody ever play fuzion frenzy? it's probably my favorite game of all time, and i've only met a couple other people that have ever played it.


I have, there is a playable Demo of it on the Halo disc.  Some of the minigames on the demo I really like, some I don't.  It doesn't look like it'd be as much fan as Mario Party.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 17, 2004, 07:49:57 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
It doesn't look like it'd be as much fan as Mario Party.

Ever played Sonic Shuffle, the failed Dreamcast game? It's literally impossible to win against the CPU.

I've never understood these party games, even Smash Bros. In the old days, all you needed was Goldeneye, four controllers, and a 24" TV.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: El Duderino on May 17, 2004, 08:00:58 PM
My Favorite Games of all time are as follows:

(http://www.armchairempire.com/images/classics/donkey-kong-country/donkey-kong-country-1.jpg)
(http://hyperdisc.unitec.ac.nz/iwd103s1/gibbm01/pics/mariointro.jpg)
(http://planet.nana.co.il/ii1212/vc.jpg)
(http://www.familyfuncenter.net/scripts/images/attractions/Dark_Silhouette_Silent_Scope_2.jpg)
(http://www.noticiasdojapao.com.br/2.semanal.manga/top10/fotos/games_toejam.jpg)
and of course,
(http://mastersystem.museo8bits.com/mini/mortal_kombat.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 30, 2004, 11:05:55 PM
just b/c everyone  is dying to know i will tell you my top 30 videogames[in random order] that c0ntributed to me being the loser that i am........


(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g061/g06190gy719.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06965vx7qa.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g189/g18959i1bs9.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g010/g01091xjv6x.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g079/g07954p383k.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g123/g12337vhzqv.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06947y5cwe.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g073/g073537kic6.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06954dh113.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g045/g04579wepgw.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g001/g001586gxw6.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g021/g021119q509.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g040/g04052r7qir.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g005/g00535g6e1g.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g117/g11798ztao8.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g109/g109825ds89.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g039/g03961p6pup.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g061/g06199jrk9v.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g148/g14846g66sz.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g001/g00150pj2cp.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g046/g04600qiq5q.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g117/g11707igh4e.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g014/g014851p121.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g025/g02568yt91y.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g026/g02644jv8fj.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g016/g01639sb1ss.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g026/g02647i8u6i.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g022/g0228885b08.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g028/g02889xb6vx.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g008/g00821ow1oo.jpg)
...and an added bonus[/u]......................
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g072/g07273fcchx.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on May 30, 2004, 11:34:30 PM
A friend is letting me borrow their Gamecube with Eternal Darkness, and so far it isn't as good as I had expected, but it's really interesting anyway
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on May 31, 2004, 02:19:38 AM
Quote from: mogwai
Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The next installment of the GTA franchise will ship this October exclusively for PlayStation 2.

three screenshots from the game (can't wait...):

(http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/ss/screen01.jpg)
(http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/ss/screen02.jpg)
(http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/ss/screen03.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 31, 2004, 03:54:15 PM
Man, Neon, is there some sort of formula for being a video game nerd because I agree with almost every single game you listed...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 31, 2004, 08:34:52 PM
Quote from: Mr. NamelessNumberHeadMan
Man, Neon, is there some sort of formula for being a video game nerd because I agree with almost every single game you listed...


hahahaha..if there is a formula i definately know it...... :wink: .........

btw- after being a faithful PS2 owner i realized that the sytem is a piece of garbage....and the motha phuck'n xbox is the true king of the video games......the system its self is twice as powerful as the ps2, the dvd drive is better than most stand alone dvd players and, th ecustomized soundtrack phuckn rules man!...the only thing that th eps2 may have over the xbox is a better library of games....but wait!..wasn t the grand theft auto series the ps2's killer apple??.........and now the xbox has it............then ps2 owners can say 'well,  we got metal gear"......but xbox has metal gear substance which includes sons of liberty and other sh*t, so now the ps2 poeple want to pimp the new GTA games and call n it 'exsclusive"......[i agre w/ mogwai thi sgame looks incredible].but its only gonna be exclusive for about a couple of months and then xbox owners will get it.with better sound/graphics and most likely the customize soundtrack...........the only thing that i am worried about as a new xbox owner is the loss of final fantasy series........but after X-2 and th etotal online one....the series is pissing me off............i ll be looking forward to the knights os the republic sequel to drop.........BOTTOM LINE:  don t be like me and stay lloyal to the ps2 .you will get phucked.buy an xbox.......
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 31, 2004, 08:38:12 PM
I agree totally...the Xbox offers not only better features than PS2, it also has GTA3 and VC.  So there really is no point in having it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Dirk on May 31, 2004, 09:37:55 PM
My two fave games when I was a young lad:

(http://www.braden.ca/mariokart/box.jpg)

(http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/c/r/crs190/n64/goldeneye.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 31, 2004, 09:48:56 PM
Quote from: Mr. NamelessNumberHeadMan
I agree totally...the Xbox offers not only better features than PS2, it also has GTA3 and VC.  So there really is no point in having it.


Xbox to PS2
similiar to
Mac to PC

I have an XBOX & Mac.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on May 31, 2004, 11:48:29 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: Mr. NamelessNumberHeadMan
I agree totally...the Xbox offers not only better features than PS2, it also has GTA3 and VC.  So there really is no point in having it.


Xbox to PS2
similiar to
Mac to PC

I have an XBOX & Mac.

The irony in this post is just delicious.

And I've never seen even one game on XBOX that I've been remotely interested in playing.  FFX-2 rocked my socks, suffice it to say.  Sure, the dialogue in some spots was just awful, but all that was forgiven 'cause of the sweet, sweet battle system and all-around gameplay.  And the game was just so well made for something that was the first "true sequel" in the series.
Quote from: Dirk
My two fave games when I was a young lad:

[Mario Kart 64]

Clue #1 I'm getting old.  Hehe.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 31, 2004, 11:51:19 PM
Aernt they supposed to be making a sequel to final fantasy 7? Or just that kiddie flick?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on June 01, 2004, 08:37:11 AM
They're making a prequel to it for Japanese cell phones.
They're making a Final Fantasy VII movie for the upcoming PlayStation Portable.



Anyways, I just started playing this MMORPG, City of Heroes. It's rather awesome, what I've played. You basically get to create your own superhero and save the city from thugs, robots, and aliens, etc.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 01, 2004, 12:36:39 PM
They once planned a rerelease of FF7, a much cleaner cut version, more smooth and perhaps more side quests.  

That was just rumored for a while, but they'd make a lot of money if they did.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 07, 2004, 10:13:00 PM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g174/g17475u0y2q.jpg)

...i love these squad combat games...i feel like a suave general patton when i command my bitches..anyone got any other suggestions for the X that i can rent/buy thats sort of like this one....?


oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on June 08, 2004, 12:14:53 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY



oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?


november
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 09, 2004, 09:57:10 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY



oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?


november


thanks dude...!....... i pre-ordered it  yesterday...damn, its been a while since i got this geeked up over a phucking videogame.......i ordered the "special edition" halo game....it skind of wierd the guy told me it comes in a "big metal tin package" with "raised lettering on the outside"  and a "making of halo 1 and 2"....also i think he said it comes w/ a book or something else.......it was only $5 more dollars-so WTF?.....that got me thinking that they are treating this game like a pimped out film releasing on dvd......i even heard that they show the halo 2 'preview'  along w/ the other trailers at the theatres........


also..........whats x-box live all about ???....as a new xbox user whats the 411 on this??..........
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on June 09, 2004, 10:05:24 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY



oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?


november


also..........whats x-box live all about ???....as a new xbox user whats the 411 on this??..........


Online playing.  It's actually a pretty good deal.  Pay around $50 and get a year subscription, headphone/speakers and an XBOX Live game (mechassault, i think).  If Halo 2 is as good as they say.  I'm going to buy xbox live that day.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 09, 2004, 10:22:12 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY



oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?


november


also..........whats x-box live all about ???....as a new xbox user whats the 411 on this??..........


Online playing.  It's actually a pretty good deal.  Pay around $50 and get a year subscription, headphone/speakers and an XBOX Live game (mechassault, i think).  If Halo 2 is as good as they say.  I'm going to buy xbox live that day.



thanks......just a couple of more questions.. :) .........

1) what do i need to get set up?
...broadband ? or will my trusty dial up suffice?

2) do i need to buy other acessories that wasnt included w/ my xbox...the xbox i got was the 'halo special edition" it came w/ the console [see through clear green... :shock: ] and a controller and halo of course..so what else do i need?

3.)once i am online and ready ....could i go on the internet and do ther stuff or am i just restricted to online gaming?..........the reason why i ask is b/c i could sell my computer and just go on the net w/ my xbox

thanks.......
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on June 09, 2004, 10:30:05 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: NEON MERCURY



oh and when is HaLo 2 coming out ?


november


also..........whats x-box live all about ???....as a new xbox user whats the 411 on this??..........


Online playing.  It's actually a pretty good deal.  Pay around $50 and get a year subscription, headphone/speakers and an XBOX Live game (mechassault, i think).  If Halo 2 is as good as they say.  I'm going to buy xbox live that day.



thanks......just a couple of more questions.. :) .........

1) what do i need to get set up?
...broadband ? or will my trusty dial up suffice?

2) do i need to buy other acessories that wasnt included w/ my xbox...the xbox i got was the 'halo special edition" it came w/ the console [see through clear green... :shock: ] and a controller and halo of course..so what else do i need?

3.)once i am online and ready ....could i go on the internet and do ther stuff or am i just restricted to online gaming?..........the reason why i ask is b/c i could sell my computer and just go on the net w/ my xbox

thanks.......


1) broadband
2) nope
3) only xbox gaming
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 10, 2004, 11:35:55 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
2) do i need to buy other acessories that wasnt included w/ my xbox...the xbox i got was the 'halo special edition" it came w/ the console [see through clear green... :shock: ] and a controller and halo of course..so what else do i need?

Just a word of caution. My wife just bought me the same XBox for my birthday and it will not play "Knights of the Old Republic" due to it having an uncompatable hard drive with the game. Still plays everything else fine (so far), but if you wanted to play KotOR, tough luck--or atleast that's what the nice Best Buy customer rep said when I tried returning the game.  :evil:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 10, 2004, 07:35:57 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
2) do i need to buy other acessories that wasnt included w/ my xbox...the xbox i got was the 'halo special edition" it came w/ the console [see through clear green... :shock: ] and a controller and halo of course..so what else do i need?

Just a word of caution. My wife just bought me the same XBox for my birthday and it will not play "Knights of the Old Republic" due to it having an uncompatable hard drive with the game. Still plays everything else fine (so far), but if you wanted to play KotOR, tough luck--or atleast that's what the nice Best Buy customer rep said when I tried returning the game.  :evil:



 :yabbse-huh: ....so far KotOR works fine...havent had any glitches or incorrect loads or whatever........so, i hope its cool....that sucks that it doesnt work for you.......b/c that game is in-phucking-credible.!!!.......but i heard that  KotOR 2 will be out early next year so im sure the compatibility issues will be fine for the both of us...thanks for the word of caution though...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 10, 2004, 09:38:50 PM
Well, sucks to be me then. The game kept freezing up every time I selected 'new game' or tryed to cycle down in the inventory. I was informed the hard drive in my particular one doesn't work with the game so I just thought it was for all the Halo series.

I'm glad you can play it though. Know anyone that wants a once used KoTOR game? I'm going to pick it up for the PC instead.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 12, 2004, 09:59:30 PM
Quote from: Raikus

I'm glad you can play it though. Know anyone that wants a once used KoTOR game? quote]

... :) ...if i find someone  i ll let you know...........

i ve ben on a xbox buying frenzy lately............
i bought this game and its phuckign killer ..........[and an xbox exsclusive]....(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g186/g18620zh9an.jpg)

...you can also unlock NG I, II, III......... 8)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: A World Apart on June 12, 2004, 11:04:20 PM
Ninja Gaiden is freakin' awesome. It takes like a day just to beat some souped up heavily armored machine crazy helicopter!

I'm on a Ratchet and Clank 2 craze right now. I can't get enough of it. It may be only a "platform" game, but it seriously has everything. There are parts where you hack and slash, fight in your spaceship, grind down railings, hang-glide, snipe enemies, and you build up your life and your weapons as you go on...just like an RPG. I highly recommend this game, the replay value is incredible.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 12, 2004, 11:19:51 PM
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/ed/ac/8b_1_b.JPG)
I just got this game today and I'm loving it. It's basically an urban assault tactics game (It really reminds me of Black Hawk Down as far as terrain and feel). Not a FPS, but instead you control two squads and position them in a city environment. It's pretty realistic and strictly by the book (the characters put their guns down when another troop is in the line of fire, etc.). Definitely give it a rental. It's heavy on early tutorial but once it lets you decide how to proceed it really livens up the game play.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: meatball on June 13, 2004, 06:18:55 PM
My PS2 broke after two years or so. Piece of crap.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 13, 2004, 07:23:26 PM
Quote from: Raikus
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/02/i/01/ed/ac/8b_1_b.JPG)


....that  is a great game...the only problem is that im not smart enough to play/understand it fully :(...its more strategy instead of something like doom or rainbow 6, or halo...but Full Spec gets mad props for being innovative and the tutorial is cool the game reminds me of command and conquer or something like that where you give the orders but dont actaully "do" it....im going to   try it again soon......

speaking of war games......i was looking through a mag and saw an advertisement for some vietnam game called shellshocked '67 .....and that bitch looks phucking wicked.....im all  for a good war game like this ..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 13, 2004, 08:30:34 PM
I'm very interested in Red Dead Revolver and Manhunt...

Can anyone give me their verdict on them?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: A World Apart on June 14, 2004, 03:56:50 PM
Quote from: Mr. NamelessNumberHeadMan
I'm very interested in Red Dead Revolver and Manhunt...


As for Manhunt, let's just say that the team over at Rockstar North are very imaginative in kind of a messed up way...but that's a good thing with this game. The basics: You are a guy named Cash...you almost get lethal injection, a mysterious person saves you, sends you out to do his biding and you have to survive. It pretty much feels like this "mysterious" person is directing you in a snuff film, which makes all the reviews i read for it, prior to trying it, so very very true. Now for the killing. If you stand behind someone and his hand raises, an arrow comes up on the screen and it goes through three colors (white, yellow, red). Now, white is the lesser of the evils, and the longer you stay behind your victim, the color goes to red and then....BAM, a lovely animation of a sadistic execution. There are a lot of parts where you kind of have to think about how you're gonna go about killing a certain victim or a group of them, and the whole stealth element of it is really cool (radar and everything for your enemies). And, when the enemies are quiet, you can't see them...so ya gotta throw something to make sure you don't run into a huge group of dudes ready to tear you apart. The graphics are pretty nice, very detailed. All in all, i really liked the different feeling this game had over other Rockstar games. It's definitely one to buy...if u can afford it, which i can't  :cry:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 14, 2004, 10:19:53 PM
Thank you, is there a lot of replay value to it would you say?
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Post by: A World Apart on June 15, 2004, 12:47:27 PM
Well, first, let me say that the it can get old real fast if you don't like slower paced games that have a stealth element, and after you see the same types of kills 50 times or so you may get sick of it. The first time through the game though is pretty awesome and the level of gruesomeness the kills have is pretty sweet. But once you beat it there isn't too much to do but go and beat it on a harder mode, which isn't a bad thing if you enjoy doing that like myself, but to be objective it definitely has just an average replay value.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on July 16, 2004, 04:42:01 PM
FIFA 2004=Awesomeness.

I'll be starting a tournament with some friends in 20 minutes.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: tpfkabi on July 16, 2004, 10:42:19 PM
i haven't played Red Dead REvolver, but it looked very interesting in the adverstisements (surprise, surprise)......but i did see a negative review somewhere, i think Rolling Stone........they said there were several problems.......like instances where your gunshots would be blocked even though nothing was there, etc.

as far as video gaming, i never got past Playstation One.
i actually played Super Nintendo last night and i have a NES and Atari, too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 01, 2004, 10:18:04 PM
(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/210590b.jpg)


VS.


(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/210546b.jpg)


.....i use to be a madden fanboy until i played this years espn game.....and it p.h.u.c.k.i.n.g. rules........its got a better presentation, better graphics, customize music [for x-box] franchise options galore [the options include a weekly prep that you set up which is detailed and sort of like a RPG]......the cribs [sort of ghetto].and you get to play against th e"likeness" of david arquette, funckmaster flex, carmen electra and a couple of other low level celebs.....[i actaully lost to arquette..:( ].......and much more stuff.......plus the gameplay smooth and solid......

even though madden 05 isnt out yet [until aug. 12] i will pass it up....espn has finally deleivered the football experience this time.......

and its only twenty phucking dollars...........
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 02, 2004, 10:33:27 AM
(http://www.epilog.de/Dokumente/Spiele/Computer/Virgin/_Bilder/Fallout_Tactics.jpg)

This game is very underrated.  Doesn't live up to Fallout and Fallout 2, but those are hard games to top.  This game still does well for the shift from RPG to RTS.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on August 09, 2004, 06:43:32 PM
so I just got Xbox Live
I have ESPN NFL2k5 & Crimson Skies

My name is:  TheMattressMan
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 09, 2004, 09:19:39 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
so I just got Xbox Live
I have ESPN NFL2k5 & Crimson Skies

My name is:  TheMattressMan



 :( ...if i had XBL i would get my Ravens and kick dat assss!!!!! :wink:
..ray lewis is sick man.....

but i will remember your name if/when i get XBL....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 09, 2004, 10:00:18 PM
Someone post some San Andreas screens.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on August 10, 2004, 08:53:02 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Someone post some San Andreas screens.

there's 60 screen shots (and counting...) over at game spot's coverage (http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/gta4/preview_6104357.html) of the game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: bonanzataz on August 11, 2004, 01:09:45 AM
i just bought a copy of turtles in time for super nintendo. everybody always had that game but me and i would always play it at all my friends' houses. i finally decided to get one of my own.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on August 11, 2004, 08:12:32 PM
Did someone got to play this gem?

(http://www.microsoft.com/japan/games/dwi/neverhood/images/pphoto.jpg)


Today I got the soundtrack and it brought back lots of good memories. I believe it was Dreamworks Interactive's  first game and interesting people was involved in it, like Steven Spielberg as producer, and the creator of Earthworm Jim. The sequel "Skullmonkeys" was very bad though, made for the PS , and even an uglier spin-off came "Boombots" which was the end of the company that made the game.

The first game was very good. It wasn't just eye-candy  (the whole game was made with ani-motioned clay), it also had a very cool story, weird voice talents and the music was fantastic, written by a composer called Terry S. Taylor.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: 1976 on August 11, 2004, 09:10:28 PM
anyone remember the computer game "Leisure Suit Larry"?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: rustinglass on August 12, 2004, 04:28:38 AM
of course, but i've only played 1, 3, 1-special edition, and 6(the best).
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Post by: ono on August 12, 2004, 04:59:56 AM
Quote from: Cassius King
anyone remember the computer game "Leisure Suit Larry"?

I must've been 12 or 13 at the time.  I was at my brother's friend's house, playing basketball with them, and my brother's friend got me to help him get into that game.  They were like 10 or 11.  My brother's friend reasoned I was smart and would be able to think like an adult to answer the questions required to get in.  Funny stuff.  Don't remember much else about it except it was some sort of adult-themed RPG type game.  Pictures of naked chicks on the walls, and you could mess around in the bathrooms.  Something like that.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: rustinglass on August 12, 2004, 06:51:02 AM
Quote from: ono.
Quote from: Cassius King
anyone remember the computer game "Leisure Suit Larry"?

I must've been 12 or 13 at the time.  I was at my brother's friend's house, playing basketball with them, and my brother's friend got me to help him get into that game.  They were like 10 or 11.  My brother's friend reasoned I was smart and would be able to think like an adult to answer the questions required to get in.  Funny stuff.  Don't remember much else about it except it was some sort of adult-themed RPG type game.  Pictures of naked chicks on the walls, and you could mess around in the bathrooms.  Something like that.


you could press alt+X, and skip through the questions
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on August 12, 2004, 10:22:44 AM
I've really got to agree with Neon on ESPN 2K5. I got it yesterday and it is just jaw dropping how well done it is.

Despite breaking Ricky Williams' leg on the first game of my season play (guess it REALLY will be authentic for 2005 now) it was really easy to slide into after playing Madden for years. I still haven't looked at the instructions for the controller; I mostly could figure them out by instinct.

But the character rendering  :shock:
The tackling animations  :shock:
The half time and post game reports  :shock:

BUY THIS GAME!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 12, 2004, 04:28:54 PM
Quote from: Raikus
I've really got to agree with Neon on ESPN 2K5. I got it yesterday and it is just jaw dropping how well done it is.

Despite breaking Ricky Williams' leg on the first game of my season play (guess it REALLY will be authentic for 2005 now) it was really easy to slide into after playing Madden for years. I still haven't looked at the instructions for the controller; I mostly could figure them out by instinct.

But the character rendering  :shock:
The tackling animations  :shock:
The half time and post game reports  :shock:

BUY THIS GAME!



Hell Yes!!!!! :-D .......spread the word to the madden fanboys....as for the controls it resembles madden in some ways as for the runnign game...but you can do much more for example if you are running off tackle or a sweep or something w/ clinton portis [you know i got to use a former hurricane for my example  :wink:...... raikus,  sept 6 f$u @ miami...get ready for defeat but your options include:

1. tapping the A button rapidly for a speed bursts
2. push "white" /"black" buttons for left/right stiff arms
3. pull left/right triggers to juke left/right
4. i think B for spin move
5. Y to hurdle
6. also, if you are in the process of being tackled to can hit A rapidly to break free
7. then [if thats not enough] you can hold A for 2 seconds to charge up which makes all the before mentioned moves stronger and more effective...............my favorite is pressing Y when charged and you knock the sh*t out of the guy w/ your shoulder....
8. finally,you can menuever the right joystick in various ways to link these moves into a seamless combo........

.........it s phucking insane the amount and dept of the running game..

and you can do just about all those fancy pre-snap defenses moves that madden 05 contains like, .....double team certain players, and assign sinlge player blitzes...
.this game is solid on both fronts.........
and i agree w/ the graphics......the best hands down for a console football game... [notice the jerseys.... :shock: ].....and i agree w/ the half time /post game stuff its wicked how they use in game footage for highlights.... and i like all the other side line animations which i still find something new each time i play it...

all in all its simply the best........and its only $20..... :!: .....


i am glad you like it........ 8)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 12, 2004, 04:43:54 PM
Sega sports games are quality all around. The basketball game are the best. I've been playing the 2k series since they were on dreamcast. Then they switched to espn nba basketball (and football, baseball, so on) and will never look back. People go with EA games (madden, nba live) just on name alone, if they went for the better product sega would win every year. Now the sega games are only 20 bucks so that will lure people.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on August 15, 2004, 05:43:13 AM
gta san andreas confirmation list (http://fivestarstuff.com/list.htm) (includes spoilers)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 15, 2004, 04:14:47 PM
My pants have officially been creamed after reading about San Andreas.

Thanks, Mog.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 21, 2004, 01:16:42 AM
http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/ gta trailer. The trailer is GTA meets BN.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on August 21, 2004, 02:53:33 AM
more like boyz n the hood than boogie nights, this game takes place in the early 90's. this is going to be cool, the first 100 copies comes with a free bong.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on September 16, 2004, 12:34:34 PM
has anyone played Fable already?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 16, 2004, 01:13:18 PM
Apparently they pushed GTA:SA's release date till the end of October.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 16, 2004, 04:00:41 PM
Rainbow Six 3:  Black Arrow on Xbox Live...if you play let me know.  I'm addicted.

Also, Burnout 3 is a very fun game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 17, 2004, 05:06:09 PM
Just got the new expansion to Call of Duty called United Offensive.

Great game. See you in November!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on September 21, 2004, 01:49:25 PM
Sony shows smaller PlayStation 2

TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. on Tuesday showed a smaller, book-sized PlayStation 2 that will go on sale worldwide next month and help the Japanese electronics giant cut costs as video-game consoles continue to drop in price.

The downsized PlayStation 2, which weighs half of the current model at 32 ounces, will cost $149 in the United States and €149 in Europe, the same price as the current model.

The Tokyo-based company said the Japan price will be set by stores, but it is expected to be slightly cheaper than the current price of $180. These prices are about half the prices of the PlayStation 2 when it first went on sale four years ago.

Competition has been heating up recently among the world's video-game makers, especially in pricing.
 
Nintendo Co., known for its Super Mario games and its rival console called GameCube, and is coming out with a version of its popular Game Boy portable with two screens called Nintendo DS. It will be available on Nov. 21 in North America for $149 and in Japan on Dec. 2.

Software giant Microsoft Corp., a relative latecomer to the game-console market, sells the Xbox. Earlier this year, Sony cut the price of its PlayStation 2 by $30 to $149 following a similar move by Microsoft for the Xbox in March.

Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Ken Kutaragi said PlayStation 2 sales were still going strong after more than four years, and sales are expected to grow during the key Christmas shopping season.

"The PlayStation has grown into a stable platform," he told reporters at a meeting to discuss PlayStation strategy.

The smaller PlayStation 2 is about a fourth the size of the regular PlayStation 2, but includes all of its functions, such as playing CDs and DVDs. It comes with a built-in Ethernet port for online gaming. The U.S. model will also have an analog modem port for homes without broadband.

The machine, which is an inch thick, down from 3 inches, will hit stores Nov. 1 in North America and Europe, and Nov. 3 in Japan. It uses fewer parts than today's PlayStation 2, which cuts manufacturing costs, Kutaragi said.

Contrary to expectations, Kutaragi did not announce the price of the PlayStation Portable, a handheld going on sale later this year in Japan and next spring overseas.

He said he wants to gauge reaction when it's shown with playable games at the Tokyo Game Show later this week. He said 22 games will be at the event, including "New Ridge Racer" and "Metal Gear Acid." More than 100 games are being planned for the sales date.

The PlayStation Portable, nicknamed PSP, is about the size of a VHS tape and its surface space is mostly made up of a display for high-quality video as well as games.

"You will see the PSP is totally different from mobile devices that have been around up to now," Kutaragi said.

Kutaragi also said the next-generation PlayStation, the successor to the PlayStation 2, whose sales date and other details are still undecided, will use the Blu-ray disc format.

The announcement was not a surprise since Sony is among the chief backers of Blu-ray technology over a competing standard, High Definition DVD, promoted by Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp., for next-generation digital video.

The PlayStation series is a key part of Sony's business strategy to fuse music and movies with gaming and boost electronics sales. Nearly 74 million PlayStation 2 machines have been sold worldwide, 40 million of them in the United States and nearly 21 million in Japan.

PlayStation 2 is the dominant game system around the world, controlling about 80% of the market in Japan and Europe and about 47% in the United States, according to Sony.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 22, 2004, 01:26:58 PM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g194/g19455eodu4.jpg)

...i just got this bitch yesterday when i picked up the trilogy.  and its fun as hell.  basically, you get to battle all the "classic" battles like hoth, endor, tattoine, etc. from th eol dschool trilogy.  plus you can fight all of the battles from the new films[including episode III].  the best part about the game besides the killer sound effects, graphics, and music is th efaxct that you can do whatever you want.  be good, bad, or in between. and each character you choose has their own pros and cons.  and you can pilot any vehicle you see-GTA style.  its phuckign awesome. the freedom to do whateveer you want is my favorite part.  and i finallt get to ride one of those speeder bikes from endor in return of the jedi.  ever since i was a kid i wanted to do that kind os sh*t and now i can.  i know i sound kind of  ghey and rather  sexually frustrated when i speak about this game but i can deal with it.  but  anyone who owns a xbox or the "little engine that could"[PS2] you need to get this game and thank me later.

may the force be with my virtual cock :kiss:

oh yeah, cronopio, i havent played fable yet but i intend to.  is it as fun/cool as its hyped to be?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 27, 2004, 11:49:34 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g194/g19455eodu4.jpg)

...i just got this bitch yesterday when i picked up the trilogy.  and its fun as hell.  basically, you get to battle all the "classic" battles like hoth, endor, tattoine, etc. from th eol dschool trilogy.  plus you can fight all of the battles from the new films[including episode III].  the best part about the game besides the killer sound effects, graphics, and music is th efaxct that you can do whatever you want.  be good, bad, or in between. and each character you choose has their own pros and cons.  and you can pilot any vehicle you see-GTA style.  its phuckign awesome. the freedom to do whateveer you want is my favorite part.  and i finallt get to ride one of those speeder bikes from endor in return of the jedi.  ever since i was a kid i wanted to do that kind os sh*t and now i can.  i know i sound kind of  ghey and rather  sexually frustrated when i speak about this game but i can deal with it.  but  anyone who owns a xbox or the "little engine that could"[PS2] you need to get this game and thank me later.

may the force be with my virtual cock :kiss:

oh yeah, cronopio, i havent played fable yet but i intend to.  is it as fun/cool as its hyped to be?


I'm glad you like it, I found it very flawed and I sold it back to get Fable.  Best First Person Shooter (outside of Halo) on Xbox right now is Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 28, 2004, 09:14:31 AM
I've played Battlefront on the PC and it's a very nice game. Basically Battlefield 1942 with a Star Wars makeover.

But it's still fun to shoot an Ewok.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on October 18, 2004, 03:12:55 PM
GTA soundtrack: James Brown meets Willie Nelson in San Andreas

Rockstar Games will give audiophiles two ways to experience the musical soundtrack of its upcoming title, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Both a two-CD 'best-of' compilation and an eight-CD box set of the complete soundtrack will be released to consumers in the US on November 23, 2004.

The game's publisher is calling the soundtrack one that includes "contemporary west coast and classic east coast hip-hop, funk, rare groove, new jack swing and contemporary soul, alternative rock, classic rock, reggae and country."

Over 150 tracks will be included in the game.

The playlist for the two CD set includes the following:

CD 1
The Theme From San Andreas
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
2 Pac - I Don't Give A F**k
James Brown - The Payback
Ronnie Hudson - West Coast Poplock
Guy - Groove Me
Eddie Money - Two Tickets To Paradise
Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man
The Maytals - Pressure Drop
Slick Rick - Children's Story
Rick James - Cold Blooded
Raze - Break 4 Love

CD 2
Ohio Players - Funky Worm
Heart - Barracuda
Compton's Most Wanted - Hood Took Me Under
Lyn Collins - Think About It
Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
Max Romeo & The Upsetters - Chase The Devil
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Willie Nelson - Crazy

Bonus Track
AFI - Head Like A Hole
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: UncleJoey on October 18, 2004, 04:33:29 PM
Quote from: mogwai

Bonus Track
AFI - Head Like A Hole


Has anyone heard this? Any good? I had no idea they covered this song.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 18, 2004, 09:58:56 PM
Those songs are freaking amazing.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 18, 2004, 10:46:01 PM
to all the pirates out there: gta:sa and halo 2 have already leaked. which is disgusting.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 19, 2004, 02:57:34 PM
Quote from: cronopio
to all the pirates out there: gta:sa and halo 2 have already leaked. which is disgusting.


ar matey....tis disguesting indeed ...those  plunderes and landluberors deserve to walk the plank.

.....i can speak fluent pirate?................or i sound ghey?


>>>i  have been playing these lately


(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/210667b.jpg)
>this new one is awesome.  i always like the MK series its funny as sh*t...and this game is huge.  every character has 2 fatalities and one suicide move...and the levels are multiple layers and numerous deathtraps....so far the best fatality i hav eseen [which isnt many yet] is one os syb-zeros one where he freezes the guy then comes up from behind him and rips out his head[spinal cord dangeling too] just like th eols school sub zero. then he throws the head at the frozen body and it blows up...its so over the top stupid and funny....i love it...the game comes with a tetris type game and a chess game in mortal kombat fashion....and if you get the "collectors edition" they got behind the scenes material and a brief history of MK....plus, the second disc contains an exact arcade port of the first mortal kombat.....i  spent countless quarters on that sh*t........if you are any type of MK fan ..you got to buy this game....and the krypt is back  w/ multiple unlockables.......and i forgo tto mention that this game has a conquest mode..which i heard is even longer than fable...its basically a tutorial but its 40+ hours long and you need to complete this to unlock other characters and costumes...its fun though.



(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/210420b.jpg)
>>i recently bought this also...it reminds me of baulders gate and gauntlet...is a button masher/rpg  with the x-men....i havent played it fully yet but its fun...




and i have a question for GAMECUBE owners:

since the systemis only $100 i am thinking about getting one.  i was wondering other than metriod prime and the legend of zelda: the wind waker, what other system exclusives should i be interested in?  help me out by recomending me some GAMECUBE only great games........

thanks >>>
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 19, 2004, 03:55:12 PM
NEON, a gamecube is a great investment. Metroid 2 is coming out soon and the new zleda, plus you havd great games like Animal Crossing and the resident evil series. I'd reccomend getting a gamecube. I have a ps2 and a gamecube and the gamecube gets more play from me. No need to get an xbox cause xbox is like the brett ratner of systems. ps2 is the soderbergh of systems and gamecube is the Kubrick of systems. Do be Ratner NEON.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 19, 2004, 03:58:14 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
and i have a question for GAMECUBE owners:

since the systemis only $100 i am thinking about getting one.  i was wondering other than metriod prime and the legend of zelda: the wind waker, what other system exclusives should i be interested in?  help me out by recomending me some GAMECUBE only great games........

Well, those are easily the best 2 games. Other greats are the Zelda Compilations disk (has all the old school and N64 Zelda on one disk), Mario: Sunshine, Mario Kart and Viewtiful Joe (although it just came out on PS2). I'd say just playing Prime (and Prime 2 coming out soon) would be worth buying it.

Also, X-Men Legends is one of the most addictive games to come out in a while. Great gameplay and tons of stuff to do. Even if you don't know much about the X-Men comics (points at self) it still is fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 19, 2004, 04:00:05 PM
Quote from: Stefen
No need to get an xbox cause xbox is like the brett ratner of systems.....gamecube is the Kubrick of systems.


I'd take back that Xbox comment once Halo 2 comes out Nov 9.

And GameCube is the Disney of systems.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 19, 2004, 04:41:20 PM
xbox, a few games, nothing too great(RATNER). Gamecube, a few games, most of them spectacular(KUBRICK). Is halo 2 coming out nov 9th? I thought it came out 2 years ago?

I'll wait till halo 2 comes out for pc like i did with halo 1. xbox is the trendy system, you aernt cool unless you have an xbox, shaftr you are the man.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 19, 2004, 09:05:22 PM
Quote from: Stefen
I'll wait till halo 2 comes out for pc like i did with halo 1. xbox is the trendy system, you aernt cool unless you have an xbox, shaftr you are the man.

Halo is SOOOO much better on the XBox than on the PC. PC is glitchy, fps is all screwed up, and just doesn't have the same play value as the console. And this is playing the game on 2.4 GHz with a new NVidia 6800 graphic card and 1028 Memory.

Of course Halo would be the only exception to ported games being better on the console than on the PC.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 19, 2004, 09:11:26 PM
Don't forget Soul Calibur II (even though it's not Gamecube-exclusive).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 20, 2004, 09:45:51 PM
stefen, raikus, and JB...thanks for the recomendations.
if all goes well, i should have it by this weekend.  stefen, i already have an xbox 8).  honeslty, i think its the better of the three systems and my reasonings are :awesome exclusives [halo, ninja gaiden, morrowind, star wars: knights of the old republic, etc. >>>plus the soon to be released doom 3 and  the new star wars rpg], and when all three systems carry the same game the xbox version is mostly always better since the xbox is a more powerful console, another good thing is the fact that you can create you own custom soundtracks which is a good thing since the music in most games suck ass, and lastly, the xbox saves its files in its hard drive which means>>>>no memory cards.

i use to have 2 PS2s.  that system is a piece of sh*t!!! the only thing that keeps people buying PS2s is grand theft auto.  and i am still betting that the new GTA game will be on xbox like the other two already are and xbox owners will get a more polished version and custom soundtracks...

i think what brough on this gamecube thing happen last week when i found and dusted off my super nes and old school nes, the N64 and started playing all the old favorites.and i really miss that sh*t.  so, i am thinking about the metriod gamecube bundle which includes the full version of metroid prime, the system itself, and a bonus of metroid prime 2[my guess is a demo] for $99.    i feel that you cant beat that deal and with the suggestions that stefen, raikus and JB gave me- i cant loose...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 20, 2004, 11:27:43 PM
I've thought about getting a Gamecube simply for Mario Party, but the prices of all the controllers would add up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 21, 2004, 01:22:00 AM
haha, dude, mario party sucks. It's not even fun if you have people over. It's a horrible franchise that is only made so a bunch of 9 year olds can play it for  2 hours...once.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 21, 2004, 08:19:57 AM
Quote from: Stefen
haha, dude, mario party sucks. It's not even fun if you have people over. It's a horrible franchise that is only made so a bunch of 9 year olds can play it for  2 hours...once.


You are very, very wrong.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on October 21, 2004, 11:58:03 AM
Neon, get Eternal Darkness, you'll like it.  I think I even talked about it earlier in this thread,  my initial reactions were that I wasn't impressed, but eventually it became one of the only games in the past 5 years that I actually like.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on October 21, 2004, 01:40:32 PM
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas jacked
 
Less than a week before its release, the wildly anticipated crime game has itself been stolen and republished on the Internet.


Less than a week after a pirated version of Halo 2 began appearing on the Web, another of the year's most sought after games has been stolen. Ironically, it also happens to be a game titled after a larcenous act itself. That's right. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has become the latest victim of piracy, with illegal copies of the game, its manual, and its cover appearing on various Web sites.

Late today, Rockstar issued a statement on this latest in a series of unfortunate events. "The proper authorities are investigating the theft and are continuing to investigate all possible leads to ensure there is no further dissemination of our creative content," read the statement. "Downloading, possession and distribution of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, including making the game available on the internet, is theft." Then came this warning from the company: "We take the theft of our intellectual property very seriously and we are and will continue to diligently and aggressively pursue this matter."

For those wishing to help track down the San Andreas thieves, Rockstar also offered the following advice: "If anyone finds information on websites with links to unauthorized downloads, information, scans or videos, please contact us at piracy@rockstargames.com."

Rockstar officials also emphasized the fact that the theft would not affect Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' release plans. The game is due in the US next Tuesday, October 26, and in Europe next Friday, October 29. However, it is already clear that with four of the year's top games--GTA: San Andreas, Halo 2, Doom 3, and Half-Life 2---being posted online before their official releases, piracy is becoming an increasingly common and serious problem for both gamers and the games industry.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 21, 2004, 04:20:31 PM
I can't fucking wait for GTA SA. Have you guys seen some of the new stuff theyre putting in? There's a food and work-out system (so the cguy can get fat or built to your discretion), and you can ride bikes! shiiiiit...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 21, 2004, 06:18:58 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I can't fucking wait for GTA SA. Have you guys seen some of the new stuff theyre putting in? There's a food and work-out system (so the cguy can get fat or built to your discretion), and you can ride bikes! shiiiiit...


I worry about the food system, I think it has the possibility of weighing the game down, but we'll see.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 21, 2004, 09:09:03 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
I can't fucking wait for GTA SA. Have you guys seen some of the new stuff theyre putting in? There's a food and work-out system (so the cguy can get fat or built to your discretion), and you can ride bikes! shiiiiit...


Mog posted a link to all sorts of crap on it earlier...

I'm more than excited about this game.

Skipping school for this one, anyone else?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: sickfins on October 22, 2004, 09:46:56 PM
i get really really scared playing metal gear solid.  those hand crawly things in the zelda 64 games make me take my feet off the floor and fold them on the couch
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 22, 2004, 10:35:47 PM
Probably the scariest game I've played is an unsuccessful N64 title, Nightmare Creatures. Resident Evil has atmosphere, but this game genuinely and deliberately surprises you in the most genius ways.

(http://xixax.com/files/jb/nightmarecreatures.jpg)


Also, (while we're going in this direction) the most violent game I've played is a Dreamcast game (also a flop, though I think there was another version or two on a different system) called "Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage"... the gameplay consists solely of hacking people to pieces with a large sword.

(http://dcmedia.ign.com/media/previews/image/SOTB/bg02.jpg)
(http://dcmedia.ign.com/media/previews/image/SOTB/bg13.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 23, 2004, 09:45:50 PM
Quote from: Sleuth
Neon, get Eternal Darkness, you'll like it.  I think I even talked about it earlier in this thread,  my initial reactions were that I wasn't impressed, but eventually it became one of the only games in the past 5 years that I actually like.




thanks.... 8)   that game is actaully next on my list...

and i did end up getting the gamecube on friday.  i got the "platinum edition" w/ metroid prime.  i also bought [used] resident evil, sonic collection, star wars rogue squadron II, viewtiful joe, mega man collection... and i will check into more of what you guy suggested.

i will have to that metriod prime game is un-phucking-believable!!!!!!!! i have only played for an hour so-but to me the one player game already eclipses Halo. when i first heard while back that metriod was goin first person shooter, i thoought it woul suck.  to me what makes a metroid game is exploring a unique world w/ cool music and nice visuals.  prime exceedes this on all accounts.   im a believer   :notworthy:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 25, 2004, 10:12:00 PM
Gamespots GTA San Andreas review is up. They gave it a 9.6 out of 10. Pretty good. I didn't know Sam Jackson, Peter Fonda, David Cross,  Charlie Murphy, ICE T, and James Woods were voicing the game. Thats a pretty good voice cast. I got mine preordered and will pick it up tomorrow., you should too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 25, 2004, 11:01:20 PM
Official Xbox Magazine gave Halo 2 a 9.7/10....the highest score they have ever given.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 25, 2004, 11:05:36 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Official Xbox Magazine gave Halo 2 a 9.7/10....the highest score they have ever given.


After all the time they spent on making that game good, and delaying it, it couldn't get a 10? Halo 2 was supposed to come out 3 years ago. Halo 2 = Overrated.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on October 25, 2004, 11:16:55 PM
gamespot's review of gta san andreas (http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/gta4/review.html)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 25, 2004, 11:22:02 PM
the ign review was better
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on October 25, 2004, 11:23:05 PM
show me the link, pleeeease.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 25, 2004, 11:26:38 PM
You losers and your video games. get a life.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 25, 2004, 11:40:38 PM
http://ps2.ign.com/articles/559/559560p1.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on October 26, 2004, 02:35:24 AM
who likes fun anyway..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2004, 04:48:52 AM
These two reviews have sealed the deal. Come Wednesday don't expect me to be posting too much for the next two weeks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on October 26, 2004, 12:26:11 PM
You'll be back once you realize it's the same game they've been releasing for years
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 26, 2004, 02:02:02 PM
It's the same game... you know, with oodles of extra features.

I got it, played it for a while, needed a break and if you need a reason to buy it... I can definitely vouch.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 26, 2004, 02:15:19 PM
Im playing it right now. Best game ever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 26, 2004, 03:47:13 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Im playing it right now. Best game ever.


until nov 9
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 26, 2004, 04:24:06 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Quote from: Stefen
Im playing it right now. Best game ever.


until nov 9


What comes out nov 9th? Garden State: The Game? haha im just kidding, remember, no matter how alone you think you are, you are never alone.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 26, 2004, 04:39:11 PM
Does anyone have ethical conflicts with GTA? I've never played it... I'm just curious.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2004, 05:52:54 PM
A few years ago we were going to rent GTA III. Mom knew nothing about it, so she was OK with it. Then at the counter the guy checking us out told my mom about how you can buy a hooker and then beat her for your money back. My mom was like "WTF? you can't get this you little shit!" and took it back. She was always fine with Vice City when it came out, though...I guess because I had grown up a little more...

Anyways, how are you playing the game already? I thought it comes out tomorrow...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pedro on October 26, 2004, 05:55:06 PM
here you could get it yesterday...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on October 26, 2004, 06:00:16 PM
I think the conflict is more moral than ethical. Never played it, have no desire to, really.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 26, 2004, 06:25:40 PM
Quote from: Sleuth
You'll be back once you realize it's the same game they've been releasing for years


no!

i went to look for it today . :( , damn international distribution.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2004, 06:42:19 PM
Whats the difference between morals and ethics, anyway?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on October 26, 2004, 06:50:36 PM
Morals are a personal set of values that vary from member to member of a society.  Collectively they form an understanding as to how one should behave socially.  Ethics are more a professional set of values.

For example, I would say it's a moral choice whether or not to play GTA for certain reasons.  It is also a moral and an ethical choice on the part of the creators of the game as to whether or not it is a right/good thing to do.  Moral, personally, as "is it right to glorify this sort of behavior?", and ethical in that "is it right to profit off it as well?"
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 26, 2004, 07:33:57 PM
Quote from: ono.
Morals are a personal set of values that vary from member to member of a society.  Collectively they form an understanding as to how one should behave socially.  Ethics are more a professional set of values.

I disagree. I think ethics are only a set of morals or some coherent organization of morals... they don't have to be less personal than morals. So I guess if you had several related moral dilemmas, it would amount to an ethical dilemma. Your moral organization would be your so-called code of ethics. And hasn't the idea of "morals" become more socialized than "ethics" anyway?

Well, anyway, Chest... maybe you can compare GTA to the Fallout games in terms of moral choices (good or evil) and if it favors any particular code of ethics.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 26, 2004, 07:55:25 PM
Come on, we were having some good talk about video games and you two intelligent assholes have to come and ruin it. Take that shit to starbucks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on October 26, 2004, 07:57:12 PM
We may be saying the same thing in different ways, though I still think my definition is more accurate:

Quote from: dictionary.com
ethics
3. The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession: medical ethics.

Quote from: dictionary.com
morals
3. Rules or habits of conduct, especially of sexual conduct, with reference to standards of right and wrong: a person of loose morals; a decline in the public morals.

I do disagree with the definition concentrating on sexual conduct.  Morals are more broad than that, though the connotation does indicate "sexual" a lot.  Not to get overly pedantic or anything.  Excuse me, I hear my coffee is ready.  :)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 26, 2004, 08:44:33 PM
Well, I'm always up for some dictionary battle...

Quote from: dictionary.com also
ethic
1a. A set of principles of right conduct.
1b. A theory or a system of moral values.

Quote from: dictionary.com also
moral
(adj.) Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on October 26, 2004, 11:39:28 PM
did nobody watch ELECTION?

i can't believe ppl still hav to ask that morals/ethics question.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 27, 2004, 12:45:54 AM
If I had trouble seperating reality from illusion...maybe I'd have ethical problems with the GTA games.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 27, 2004, 03:53:56 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Well, anyway, Chest... maybe you can compare GTA to the Fallout games in terms of moral choices (good or evil) and if it favors any particular code of ethics.

It's funny how no one ever makes a big beef with computer games. I'd say they're both morally and ethically reprehensible. The difference is that while Fallout presents its rather depraved (horrific) situations in a post-apocalyptic world, GTA puts them in a "reality." The effect Fallout creates by this is a warning against the creation of such a world (i.e. don't fuck up the present world with bombs), because once we reach a certain point all that will be left is the slums and the elitist government, not to mention radioactive mutants. GTA on the other hand tells us that the world, more particularly, the urban setting, is already morally unethical. However, it is presented in a flashier and more entertaining format, and therefore it's not seen as such and comes off more as violent drivel to some.

Personally, I don't care either way. They're both fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 27, 2004, 04:46:50 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
The effect Fallout creates by this is a warning against the creation of such a world (i.e. don't fuck up the present world with bombs), because once we reach a certain point all that will be left is the slums and the elitist government, not to mention radioactive mutants.

Exactly! That's probably why I love Fallout and why I've never really had moral/ethical conflicts with it. Even though there is definitely a good/evil choice (you can follow the hero storyline or just kill everyone), the games really do have an opinion.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 27, 2004, 08:17:07 PM
Ono, did you just not catch the Election reference, or did you want to explain your side?

Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
The effect Fallout creates by this is a warning against the creation of such a world (i.e. don't fuck up the present world with bombs), because once we reach a certain point all that will be left is the slums and the elitist government, not to mention radioactive mutants.

Exactly! That's probably why I love Fallout and why I've never really had moral/ethical conflicts with it. Even though there is definitely a good/evil choice (you can follow the hero storyline or just kill everyone), the games really do have an opinion.


Which is why Fallout and GTA are awesome games.

Life a crappy life in real life.

Kill everyone in the game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on October 27, 2004, 11:36:02 PM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Ono, did you just not catch the Election reference, or did you want to explain your side?

I've never seen the whole movie, so no.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 28, 2004, 04:47:09 PM
Quote from: ono.
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Ono, did you just not catch the Election reference, or did you want to explain your side?

I've never seen the whole movie, so no.


Oh, well I highly recommend it.


Furthermore on GTA:SA... does anyone notices that the same codes in VC apply to SA?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on October 28, 2004, 05:21:48 PM
All they did was change the skin colors and cars and overdubbed new voices
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 28, 2004, 06:33:29 PM
Get over it Sleuth. GTA kicks Halo's ass. End of Story.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on October 28, 2004, 07:24:21 PM
Halo sucks
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on October 29, 2004, 04:09:12 PM
Picked up San Andreas.  

Goodbye life.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 29, 2004, 06:20:27 PM
for the peeps who bought GTA:SA:

i have a few questions...


1.) have the graphjics improved much since vice city?
2.) can you now go inside more buildings and houses
3.)  how does the vegas scene lookin the game.  i heard that you can go inside all the casinos and gamble on typical vegas games.  i was ondering how in depth they do the vegas thing on the game.

4.) is the eating/excorcising/physical conditiong aspect of the game a gimmick or does it fit well into the game.?


just curious, thanks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pedro on October 29, 2004, 10:32:40 PM
yeah, the game reviews answer all those questions.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on October 30, 2004, 10:51:00 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
1.) have the graphjics improved much since vice city?

i think it's the same although i'm a little dissapointed. but i guess it's just that i'm not used to the streets and where the various places is. that was the same with gta 3 and vice city. the game reminds me a little of gta 3 but with less high buildings.
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
2.) can you now go inside more buildings and houses

so far i don't know.. i have only played a small amount of the game. but you can rob various houses with the aid of a van.
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
4.) is the eating/excorcising/physical conditiong aspect of the game a gimmick or does it fit well into the game.?

i think it gives the game more of a realistic edge to it. to get rid of this is simply adding some cheat codes that you don't have to eat.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 31, 2004, 12:54:03 PM
mog, thanks man...

even though i been through two PS2s i really want his game.  i hopingthat maybe for Christmas i could get one of the new slimmer ps2s.  maybe third times a charm..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 02, 2004, 12:45:26 AM
So I've been playing San Andreas a bit, loving it just as I much I have the others... and then it happened.  I was forced to take over a MacArthur Park-ish place from another gang.  Then the colors appeared on the grid: each gang owns different chunks of town... As if playing GTA wasn't fun enough, now I just drive all over town, blast members from the other gangs and build the empire.

My new favorite phrase: You have just provoked a gang war!

Greatest game ever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 02, 2004, 06:06:35 AM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
So I've been playing San Andreas a bit, loving it just as I much I have the others... and then it happened.  I was forced to take over a MacArthur Park-ish place from another gang.  Then the colors appeared on the grid: each gang owns different chunks of town... As if playing GTA wasn't fun enough, now I just drive all over town, blast members from the other gangs and build the empire.

My new favorite phrase: You have just provoked a gang war!

Greatest game ever.

I've been playing it too a little (I have this huge paper due Thursday so not too much) and yea. It's so enjoyable. I can't play it when the 'rents are around though, because the language is so bad.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on November 02, 2004, 09:09:14 AM
i'm stuck in a mission where cj and his fat homie is riding on a motorbike and cj has to gun down people who follow them. when i think i'm going to make the motorbike always blows up. it's getting beyond irritating. any suggestions? i once swam across to a another island and i was gunned down by the police cuz it's illegal to cross the border or something. other than that i'm pleased with the game. the music's great, my favorite radio station is radio x and that station where they play ice cube, dr dre and snoop dogg.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 02, 2004, 10:49:45 AM
My roommate got the game and so far is disappointed.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 06, 2004, 05:43:20 PM
Is the new Lord of the Rings game any good?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 07, 2004, 07:46:56 PM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct


My new favorite phrase: You have just provoked a gang war!



AMEN!

but,
halo 2 review:

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/557/557509p1.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 07, 2004, 11:08:30 PM
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/562116.asp

99% right now for Halo 2.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 07, 2004, 11:49:21 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/562116.asp

99% right now for Halo 2.


hah, halo. Hit me up when you grow some balls and can man up and play animal crossing (best game ever)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: UncleJoey on November 09, 2004, 02:31:50 AM
So the game has been out for 2.5 hours (well, here in the Midwest at least) and nobody has managed to take a minute away from their xbox to tell us how great it is? I'm guessing SHAFTR will grace us with a delirious post in about 2 hours.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cine on November 09, 2004, 02:39:33 AM
I played it a couple weeks ago. Top that, sucka.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 09, 2004, 06:06:00 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
I played it a couple weeks ago. Top that, sucka.


me too. dammit,  it's 6:00 am and  the excitement woke me up.  i haven't been as excited about a videogame since metal gear solid 2 came out.

i'm that cheesy.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 09, 2004, 12:14:04 PM
Quote from: cronopio
Quote from: Cinephile
I played it a couple weeks ago. Top that, sucka.


me too. dammit,  it's 6:00 am and  the excitement woke me up.  i haven't been as excited about a videogame since metal gear solid 2 came out.

i'm that cheesy.


The difference is MGS2 was a total letdown.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 09, 2004, 07:09:30 PM
Quote from: UncleJoey
So the game has been out for 2.5 hours (well, here in the Midwest at least) and nobody has managed to take a minute away from their xbox to tell us how great it is? I'm guessing SHAFTR will grace us with a delirious post in about 2 hours.


Wow, thats what I have to say about the game.

I haven't touched Single Player, but the Multiplayer is great.  This has to be the best looking console game on the market.  The only problem with Halo's multiplayer was that the weapons were unbalanced.  Halo 2 fixes this problem, each weapon has it's pros and cons.  Also, Halo involved strategy b/c you could only carry 2 weapons at once.  Now with Halo 2 you have the option to dual wield (weapon in each hand).  Although this isn't the necessarily the best option because then you can't throw grenades.  The online is near flawless, 16 people and there is rarely any lag.  Instead of a set host, the game automatically chooses the best connection, if they start to lag, it finds the next best connection.  This is insanely fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 09, 2004, 07:37:50 PM
talk about DISAPPOINTMENT.  the only version available over here is dubbed.  GODDAMN.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 10, 2004, 12:31:47 PM
yesterday i got halo 2 and sleuth's recomendation, eternal darkness.

both are incredible. now its time to get xboxlive
i think i  am going to go the DSL route.  would i be alright  or do i need a cable modem.  pleasse help a brotha out. thanks

oh yeah ChEST.. a few posts ago you asks about the LOTR rpg.  i heard its good but a little short.  and its sort of watered down.  if you grew up playing rpg, the game is suppose to be rather easy.  its more geared twards action fans.  everything is simplified from fighting , leveling up, gathering info..  its no hard core rpg.  bu ti still want to get it b/c the whole LOTR atmosphere is perfect for the rpg genre.  exspecially for me since a grew up the earlier final fantasies while were medievil-ish like LOTR is...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on November 10, 2004, 01:34:01 PM
Microsoft: $100 million in day one Halo 2 sales
 

Microsoft exec Peter Moore boasts of estimated initial sales of the Xbox shooter, with backup from EB Games' CEO.

Reuters is reporting that at the Harris Nesbitt Playtime 2004 Investor Conference, held today in New York City, Microsoft's corporate vice president of retail sales and marketing Peter Moore told attendees just how much cash he expects the Microsoft-published Halo 2 to generate on its first day at retail.





"I'm calling a $100 million day on Halo today" Moore reportedly said. Backing Moore up on the important day for Microsoft was none other than Microsoft chairman Bill Gates who, at a Microsoft shareholders meeting also held today, said, "In the first 24 hours we'll have an opening that's [more] popular than any motion picture has ever had in history."

According to the Reuters dispatch, Moore elaborated on the figure, stating that he expected $78 million of today's take will have been generated by preorders. Also presenting at the Nesbitt Harris event was EB Games CEO Jeff Griffiths. Griffiths commented on the impact the game was expected to have on his company's bottom line. "We think that this will be the biggest launch in the history of EB, perhaps the biggest launch in the history of video games."

Of course, no exact revenue tally is known yet, but very likely, the day will go on as one of the most profitable for all parties connected with the Xbox title. Of the over 25,000 retail stores that sell video games in the US, it's estimated that there were 7,000 locations that opened at 12:01am Tuesday, specifically to enable gamers to get their hands on Halo 2 early.

Long-term prospects for sales of Halo 2 are mostly rosy. Industry analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities told Reuters, "I'd say 60 percent penetration on the console is a good number, so you're looking at 10 million copies worldwide." He estimates half that amount would sell through in the game's first month at retail.

By  Curt Feldman, GameSpot  POSTED:  11/09/04 06:22 PM


Quote from: NEON MERCURY
yesterday i got halo 2 and sleuth's recomendation, eternal darkness.

both are incredible. now its time to get xboxlive
i think i  am going to go the DSL route.  would i be alright  or do i need a cable modem.  pleasse help a brotha out. thanks




I use a Cable Modem, it goes through a router.  The router attaches to 2 computers and to my xbox.  I would recommend going with cable internet.  If you want it just for your Xbox, you have no need for the router.  If you want it to go to the computer as well, you will need the router.

I strongly encourage you to go online with Halo 2.  When you do, add me to your friends list:  TheMattressMan

-----

I also want to point out that carjacking in Halo 2 is more fun than it is in GTA.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 11, 2004, 01:12:44 PM
shaftr, thanks man.

i am price checking for broadband possibilites.  but i think i might have to lean towards DSL [its cheaper].  but the person told me that it would be the "superior feed" DSL [whatever that means].  and its at a good price.

i hope the have it ready by mid december.
and i will definately look you up on LIVE.
thanks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 11, 2004, 04:32:29 PM
Quote from: Bill Gates
In the first 24 hours we'll have an opening that's [more] popular than any motion picture has ever had in history.

That's easy to say when video games cost at least 5 times more than a movie ticket.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 11, 2004, 09:37:57 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Quote from: Bill Gates
In the first 24 hours we'll have an opening that's [more] popular than any motion picture has ever had in history.

That's easy to say when video games cost at least 5 times more than a movie ticket.


Speaking in terms of popularity, something that costs 5 times more would generally go less popular, wouldn't you think?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 12, 2004, 05:57:47 AM
I guess what I'm trying to say is he has no business comparing the video game industry to the movie industry unless you're talking retail distribution like DVDs. Two completely different things.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 12, 2004, 12:12:45 PM
Quote from: Walrus X
Speaking in terms of popularity, something that costs 5 times more would generally go less popular, wouldn't you think?

Only if they're the same thing. People will pay a lot for videogames, especially Halo 2.

I agree with Chest. How about number of games sold versus number of tickets sold?

But the money measurement is appropriate... we're talking about Microsoft here.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 12, 2004, 03:48:02 PM
Well, I guess I'll be playing some Halo 2 in my school's auditorium soon on their giant screen/projector.  Some friends of mine hooked it up to happen.

It all sounds too good to be true, though.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 15, 2004, 05:12:45 PM
This just in:

Roger Avary is suing Microsoft for 30 million bucks for allegedly ripping off his idea for a yoga/fitness video game.  Read on:

http://www.avary.com/justiceisnotblind/justiceblog.html
http://www.avary.com/rogeravary/journal/journal.php
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on November 18, 2004, 02:19:40 AM
Singer game for 'Service' with Tigon

Bryan Singer is partnering with Vin Diesel's Tigon Studios to create an original video game franchise. It is the first time Hollywood talent of this caliber has become involved in a game not based on a movie or television series.

The working title of the property is "Secret Service," and it will be a character-driven, tactical action adventure based on the life of a Secret Service agent who has been assigned to the president's detail.

Singer developed the project with Mark Feigin, a former staff member on the White House advance team. Feigin fulfilled those responsibilities -- part of which involved liaising with the Secret Service -- for President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and first lady Hillary Clinton.

The two then brought the concept to Tigon Studios director of product development Cos Lazouras, who quickly came on board.
 
The game will offer players and the outside world an intimate and accurate look inside the activities of this powerful but not well-known government agency.

Based in Los Angeles, Tigon Studios was founded by Diesel with the goal of creating properties that could start as a video game but then extend into a franchise and other entertainment media.

No plans to do that with "Secret Service" have been confirmed, but the company's philosophy, combined with the involvement of such proven talents as Singer and Diesel, make it likely.

Lazouras similarly avoided any specific commitment beyond the initial game. "Tigon Studios creates original franchises that can be translated into multiple mediums," he said. " 'SS' will build upon that objective."

Diesel contributed his own likeness and voice talents to the first game from the young company, "The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay," but no casting decisions have been made on the new project.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 18, 2004, 09:25:03 AM
Well, if it's anything like Butcher's Bay then I'll get it. The movie sucked, but the videogame is the most inovative fps game to come out in years.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 18, 2004, 02:41:11 PM
Anyone playedd MGS3 yet? it isn't out here yet.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 19, 2004, 08:01:08 PM
Okay, this is amazing:

http://www.liquidgeneration.com/games/timberlake_punchout.asp

(http://www.defamer.com/hollywood/paparazzi-punchout.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: classical gas on November 19, 2004, 08:10:35 PM
How the hell do you beat Princess Di?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on November 19, 2004, 08:18:47 PM
Quote from: classical gas
How the hell do you beat Princess Di?

That bitch is unstoppable, you got me.  I gave up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 19, 2004, 08:38:32 PM
ahahaha best game ever.

(http://www.etincelle.co.uk/images/Cameron-Diaz--Hello-kitty-T.jpg)"Damn right my ass is sweet, you know what else is sweet? My fist up your butt"

 (http://www.autogrammpool.de/Autogramme/Justin%20Timberlake.jpg)"Tru, Tru."

(http://members.aol.com/gallery7v/punch13.jpg)"Cameron Diaz don't fuck around, HOLLA!"
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on November 20, 2004, 12:15:14 AM
This reminds me of a Flash game from like 8 or 9 years ago where you could beat up people like David Letterman, Madonna, and Rush Limbaugh, I think.  Fun stuff.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on November 20, 2004, 06:28:53 AM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
Quote from: classical gas
How the hell do you beat Princess Di?

That bitch is unstoppable, you got me.  I gave up.

she ain't that hard, just punch when the lights flash.

then the dude says a shitty poem about the paparazzi being awesome. and the game ends.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 20, 2004, 06:18:27 PM
I just got Metal Gear Solid 3 : Snake Eater . Looks more modest/less ambitious than MGS2, which rules 'cause that one was a mess.
Seems like a lot of people are having problems with the audio,. Some say it's part of the game,  but i didn't even notice it. AHHH Man,  and the final exams are coming next week.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cine on November 22, 2004, 02:39:17 AM
Kennedy assassination recreated in video game[/b]
 
Players are rewarded for accurately recreating Kennedy's assassination in "JFK Reloaded."
 
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- A new video game to be released on Monday allows players to simulate the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

The release of "JFK Reloaded" is timed to coincide with the 41st anniversary of Kennedy's murder in Dallas and was designed to demonstrate a lone gunman was able to kill the president.

"It is despicable," said David Smith, a spokesman for Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late president's brother. He was informed of the game on Friday but declined further comment.

Kirk Ewing, managing director of the Scottish firm Traffic Games, which developed the game, said he understood some people would be horrified at the concept, but he insisted he and his team had nothing but respect for Kennedy and for history.

"We believe that the only thing we're exploiting is new technology," said Ewing, a former documentary filmmaker and senior executive with Scottish developer VIS, responsible for games like "State of Emergency." He said he sent Edward Kennedy a letter before the game's release.

Ewing said the game was designed to undermine the theory there was some shadowy plot behind the assassination. "We believe passionately there was no conspiracy," he said.

Traffic Games said the objective was for a player to fire three shots at Kennedy's motorcade from assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's digitally recreated sixth-floor perch in the Texas School Book Depository.

Points are awarded or subtracted based on how accurately the shots match the official version of events as documented by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination.

Shooting the image of Kennedy in the right spots in the right sequence adds to the score, while "errors" like shooting first lady Jacqueline Kennedy lead to deductions.

Each shot can be replayed in slow motion, and the bullets can be tracked as they travel and pass through Kennedy's digitally recreated body. Players can choose to see blood by pressing a "blood effects" option.

Players can view the motorcade from a number of angles, including the perspective of filmmaker Abraham Zapruder and a view from the "grassy knoll" where some conspiracy theorists believe a second gunman was stationed.

The game will be available via download for $9.99.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: classical gas on November 22, 2004, 02:40:43 AM
oh man, that's horrible
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on December 15, 2004, 12:41:44 AM
Brando will be EA's 'Godfather'

Marlon Brando will star in "The Godfather" again, beginning with a trailer for a video game that was scheduled to air Tuesday night on Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2004" broadcast. The game, the latest from Electronic Arts' growing slate of Hollywood licenses, will be based on both Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 movie and the original fiction by Mario Puzo. Besides enabling the virtual Brando to reprise his Oscar-winning role, EA also secured the rights to the Grammy-winning music Nino Rota composed for the movie and its soundtrack album. EA acquired the rights to use Brando's likeness for the game prior to the actor's death July 1 and is working closely with Paramount Pictures throughout the project. The game developer and publisher has not announced deals with any other talent from the film, but the game is not slated to ship until fall 2005.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 15, 2004, 12:44:57 AM
EA also acquired the rights to the NFL Logo, teams and players for the next 5 years.

What does this mean?
- Only Madden games from now on, no ESPN games.
- High price for Madden (no reason to compete with ESPN's $20 price tag)
- Worse Madden Games (no reason to make them any better)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 15, 2004, 12:48:13 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
EA also acquired the rights to the NFL Logo, teams and players for the next 5 years.

What does this mean?
- Only Madden games from now on, no ESPN games.
- High price for Madden (no reason to compete with ESPN's $20 price tag)
- Worse Madden Games (no reason to make them any better)


Yeah, that is so fucked. Fuck capitalism. ESPN had the best football game the last two years too. And the basketball games had been better since 2000. Fuck EA!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 15, 2004, 01:00:21 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Quote from: SHAFTR
EA also acquired the rights to the NFL Logo, teams and players for the next 5 years.

What does this mean?
- Only Madden games from now on, no ESPN games.
- High price for Madden (no reason to compete with ESPN's $20 price tag)
- Worse Madden Games (no reason to make them any better)


Yeah, that is so fucked. Fuck capitalism. ESPN had the best football game the last two years too. And the basketball games had been better since 2000. Fuck EA!


EA = Extreme Assholes

...i'm so clever
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cine on December 15, 2004, 01:07:41 AM
ESPN = Extremely Stupid Penis Ninjas


.....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: UncleJoey on December 15, 2004, 02:03:59 AM
This isn't good news at all, but I admit that part of me is happy to see someone do the same thing to the ESPN video game division that ESPN.com has done to many sports websites.  Does anyone remember Sportstalk.com? Excellent sports website that ESPN.com bought out. Now they have this bullshit ESPN Insider feature that takes away great writers like Rob Neyer . . .

I just really hate ESPN.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 15, 2004, 08:04:39 AM
ESPN is just a name thrown on the game so people will buy it. Sega is the real people behind the ESPN games and it's them that this is gonna hurt, and they are top knotch and don't deserve it. I hate ESPN too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 16, 2004, 09:05:09 PM
Today's introspective video game question: Do violent video games cause aggression or relieve it?

For me they've always seemed to relieve it.

And another question: What exactly makes a video game violent? Where do you draw the violent line? Does it have to include blood or gore, or does any kind of violent act make it violent? Isn't Pac Man violent? And isn't Tetris a highly Freudian game?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on December 16, 2004, 09:17:18 PM
it does both clearly
Like anything, the more you see it and get desensitized, the more it seems to be a normal thing that one is capable of doing (to whatever degree).  You can play and relieve your aggression but there's no way it's an either-or

IMO
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 16, 2004, 10:09:01 PM
Umm, sorry to break it to you, but the world is black and white.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 16, 2004, 10:28:58 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Umm, sorry to break it to you, but the world is black and white.


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not... Part of me thinks you're serious, and the other part knows we're discussing it in a video game thread.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on December 16, 2004, 10:38:56 PM
Of course he's joking, but now I'm not sure at what level

Is he agreeing with me because I was saying it's Both (and not either-or) or if he's being sarcastic because I said it so matter-of-factly :?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on December 17, 2004, 01:21:49 PM
I think Sleuth DOES know the answer and is being sarcastic about the question about the answer
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 16, 2005, 10:49:34 PM
(http://www.gamestop.com/common/images/lbox/220231b.jpg)

i just wanted to give you guys a heads up and tell you that if you own a gamecube you have to buy this game.  i have played alot of video game sin my life.  whuich explains the fact that i :

A. have no girlfriend
B. masterbate using my old school nintendo power glove
C. eat lots of macaroni and cheese
D. know a good game when i play it

i played just about every resident evil game out there and this one is so foar ahead its ridiculous.  first off the graphics are the best i hav esen on any system  ever.  betteer than riddick, halo 2, metroid prime 2, ghost recon 2, splinter cell 2, ninja gaiden, etc......its fucking gorgeous.  i have seen pics of what the next gen system graphics will look like and this game looks like that.  i have always heard that ou tof the three systems [ps2, gamecube, xbox] that the xbox is the most 'powerful' but the gamecube is capable of producing the best graphics when the systems potential is maxed...you really got to see it to believe it... i shit you not.  

also, the controls are fixed.  if you played previous RE games then you know the view is a top down 3rd person minus true analog control.  so sometimes its frustrating to manuever when you are being attacked.  now the camera is more behind you like splinter cell and the controls are fixed.  there are still soem familiar game mechanics from previous RE games that appear on this one too.  such as limited inventory but its managed more easier [trust me... its great], and there are some puzzles that are fun and not frustrating, you still save at typewriters but you can save as many times as you wish [no ink ribbon system], familiar characters appear fro the RE faithful, and the herbs are still here.

but this game focuses more an action.  you got your basic weaponry like knife, pistol, handgun, shotgun, but then you can get automatics, heavy artilery like rocket launchers and plenty of other shit...its huge when it comes to weapons and you getr to upgrade them like an RPG. i havent finished the gam eyet its long like 25+ plus hours to beat.  but its so fucking fun to kill your attackers.  there is a great sense of freedom on the many ways you can dispatch them.     some examples:

-when you aim at a specific body part and fire-you get real life results
-you will get chills the first time you are up close to an enemy and aim the shotgun at the dudes face then fire-beautiful just like scanners.
-the boss battles are the best ever, better than metal gears battles..and my favorite is the thing big ass mother fucker that reminiscant of the giant from lord of the rings...its awesome.
-the enviroment and how you can use it to your advantage is great stuff.  if you are being surrounded by enemies try aiming at their kness and they will drop[ the hit detection is incredible] then make a break for it into a house and you can move furniture to cover up doors and windows and snipe them on the roof w/ a rife, or shoot throug the doors with the shotgun and fuck them up lik eyou see in th emovies...its so fuckign fun findoing ou tth emany different ways to killing these bitches. i dont want to spoil it all.  

lastly there is alot of replay value a la minigh ames and tons of unlockables..etc.

just buy this thing ........
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 18, 2005, 01:41:39 PM
God Damn's Take on video games

Now before I start let me get something straight. I consider myself a casual gamer. I admit I used to be a die hard gamer but i've gotten older, have a few jobs, friends, and a family. So it gets hard to balance all that with a healthy dose of video games. Often times I only get to play about 1 -2 hours every 3-4 days. Sometimes more, sometimes less. Anyway onto the games I've played and loved.

Metal Gear Solid 3- Best game of the year. Best game in the last 3-4 years to tell the truth. Now don't think this is a biased review. I personally am not a Metal Gear Solid fan. I played MGS2 and hated it. I played the remake of the first one on the gamecube and thought it was okay. However, this game is different. Other than the obvoius, which is that it plays just like a movie. The story is absolutely AMAZING. With the best twists I've ever seen in a Metal Gear game. Now my only advice about this game is when you begin it is a little complicated withn all the healing yourself manually, and feeding yourself manually, however after 1-2 hours into it you will breeze right through. Do not pass up this game! It's amazing.

Resident Evil 4- I just started playing this game, and it's AMAZING! The graphics are the best I've seen on any system. It's so disgustingly real it's beautiful. I am a real sucker to the series, however It's also a whole different resident evil game. I'm not going to give it away, but if you think you're up against zombies. You are wrong. Fucko! This game is highly disturbing also, as you classic Resident Evil fans know. However, this is much much worse. The graphics are soooo real that I was kind of speechless when a maniac with a chainsaw ripped my head off in one second flat...I'll pretty much leave this review here....

Halo 2 - I know alot of people are going to hate what I'm going to say, but I believe Halo (the series in general) is really over rated. Don't get me wrong, Multiplayer Halo is fun, fun as hell, but that's all it is. It's just my opinion but I would rather be playing a Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Zelda, GTA, Mario sunshine, Ninja Gaiden game rather than a Halo game. Then again I've never been a fan of te First Person Shooters, although I will admit Halo is probably the best FPS I've played. Although I had more fun playing the First person shooter entitled XIII.  The only major beef I have with the game is that it is pretty much the same game from a few years back with only a few significant add ons. In my opinion the game could have been called Halo 1.5 rather than Halo 2.

GTA: San Andreas - Haven't played it yet, but apparently it's even more free roaming, and has even more add ons. You can now play basketball, sky dive, swim, aside from the homicidal car jackings. But GTA is always gonna be respected in my book. Even though it's not I've ever got into.

Ninja Gaiden - This game was beautiful. The graphics we're slick as hell, it even gave me the old school video game feel, worth a play though.

Animal Crossing - I know, I know, this game came out 2 years ago. But It has to get some respect! This game is awesome. The only disadvantages about it are that it's TIME CONSUMING! I would love to see this game go online.

Anyway that's all for now.
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Post by: Stefen on January 18, 2005, 02:49:13 PM
Animal Crossing is the greatest of all time. It should go on every year end list every year.
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Post by: Raikus on January 18, 2005, 03:26:19 PM
It's a great game and a great idea, but it gets old fast. My wife played it for a month and hasn't touched it for about six months now.
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 18, 2005, 04:29:36 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
God Damn's Take on video games


Halo 2 - I know alot of people are going to hate what I'm going to say, but I believe Halo (the series in general) is really over rated. Don't get me wrong, Multiplayer Halo is fun, fun as hell, but that's all it is. It's just my opinion but I would rather be playing a Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Zelda, GTA, Mario sunshine, Ninja Gaiden game rather than a Halo game. Then again I've never been a fan of te First Person Shooters, although I will admit Halo is probably the best FPS I've played. Although I had more fun playing the First person shooter entitled XIII.  The only major beef I have with the game is that it is pretty much the same game from a few years back with only a few significant add ons. In my opinion the game could have been called Halo 1.5 rather than Halo 2.


Ninja Gaiden - This game was beautiful. The graphics we're slick as hell, it even gave me the old school video game feel, worth a play though.


first, about Halo 2.  I'm a huge fan of the series, but I can see what you are saying.  My problem is you enjoyed XIII, you are disabled for thinking that.  I played through that game in about 3 days and it was awful.  The only thing it has going for it is the cell shaded graphics.

second, ninja gaiden looked beautiful but it's hampered by a severe camera problem.  This is a problem that can't be overlooked since it hampers gameplay and the fact that Prince of Persia had a near flawless camera system for the same type of game.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 18, 2005, 10:18:03 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
Halo 2 - I know alot of people are going to hate what I'm going to say, but I believe Halo (the series in general) is really over rated. Don't get me wrong, Multiplayer Halo is fun, fun as hell, but that's all it is. It's just my opinion but I would rather be playing a Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Zelda, GTA, Mario sunshine, Ninja Gaiden game rather than a Halo game. Then again I've never been a fan of te First Person Shooters, although I will admit Halo is probably the best FPS I've played. Although I had more fun playing the First person shooter entitled XIII.  The only major beef I have with the game is that it is pretty much the same game from a few years back with only a few significant add ons. In my opinion the game could have been called Halo 1.5 rather than Halo 2.

I completely agree with you. Halo is massively overrated. I would say it's an average game. You're right... it's fun, but nothing more. It's only popular because of the hardware. The weapons (save one or two) are either boring and unimaginative or uselessly elaborate. It's also a slow game, which drives me crazy. I'm used to the pace of Quake and Unreal. And because it's a slow game, players rely more on jumping and falling and otherwise vertically maneuvering. Halo is a vertical game, and I like horizontal. Remember Goldeneye, when you didn't even have to jump? And the vehicles... good God, I hate the vehicles. Halo's maps are too big and open and messy. I prefer buildings with halls and close combat (Goldeneye's "Facility" is a good example).

Quote from: SHAFTR
My problem is you enjoyed XIII, you are disabled for thinking that.  I played through that game in about 3 days and it was awful.  The only thing it has going for it is the cell shaded graphics.

XIII is a wonderful game. Maybe I'm a sucker for the gimmicks, but I think it's more imaginative and alive than pretty much any other FPS.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 19, 2005, 12:07:38 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
Halo 2 - I know alot of people are going to hate what I'm going to say, but I believe Halo (the series in general) is really over rated. Don't get me wrong, Multiplayer Halo is fun, fun as hell, but that's all it is. It's just my opinion but I would rather be playing a Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Zelda, GTA, Mario sunshine, Ninja Gaiden game rather than a Halo game. Then again I've never been a fan of te First Person Shooters, although I will admit Halo is probably the best FPS I've played. Although I had more fun playing the First person shooter entitled XIII.  The only major beef I have with the game is that it is pretty much the same game from a few years back with only a few significant add ons. In my opinion the game could have been called Halo 1.5 rather than Halo 2.

I completely agree with you. Halo is massively overrated. I would say it's an average game. You're right... it's fun, but nothing more. It's only popular because of the hardware. The weapons (save one or two) are either boring and unimaginative or uselessly elaborate. It's also a slow game, which drives me crazy. I'm used to the pace of Quake and Unreal. And because it's a slow game, players rely more on jumping and falling and otherwise vertically maneuvering. Halo is a vertical game, and I like horizontal. Remember Goldeneye, when you didn't even have to jump? And the vehicles... good God, I hate the vehicles. Halo's maps are too big and open and messy. I prefer buildings with halls and close combat (Goldeneye's "Facility" is a good example).

Quote from: SHAFTR
My problem is you enjoyed XIII, you are disabled for thinking that.  I played through that game in about 3 days and it was awful.  The only thing it has going for it is the cell shaded graphics.

XIII is a wonderful game. Maybe I'm a sucker for the gimmicks, but I think it's more imaginative and alive than pretty much any other FPS.


Ridiculous.  XIII is so linear with an awful storyline that ends in a "To be continued".  Let me know if you ever get killed playing XIII, because I never did because of poor AI.

I mean, you can insult Halo 2 if you don't like first person shooters, but otherwise I don't understand.  Also, if you aren't playing Halo 2 on Xbox Live or a few xbox's system linked together, then you aren't really playing it.  It is a game designed for 8 - 16 players.  Halo 2 features incredibly balanced gameplay between weapons/grenades/vehicles.  Everything can be countered and re-countered.  I've played Quake & Unreal quite a bit in my life and I can't see how Halo 2 is slow in comparison, unless you aren't playing it online.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 19, 2005, 12:53:22 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Ridiculous.  XIII is so linear with an awful storyline that ends in a "To be continued".  Let me know if you ever get killed playing XIII, because I never did because of poor AI.

I can't say... I haven't played the single player much. The multiplayer AI is pretty good.

Quote from: SHAFTR
I mean, you can insult Halo 2 if you don't like first person shooters, but otherwise I don't understand.  Also, if you aren't playing Halo 2 on Xbox Live or a few xbox's system linked together, then you aren't really playing it.  It is a game designed for 8 - 16 players.  Halo 2 features incredibly balanced gameplay between weapons/grenades/vehicles.  Everything can be countered and re-countered.  I've played Quake & Unreal quite a bit in my life and I can't see how Halo 2 is slow in comparison, unless you aren't playing it online.

I played with 5 other people, which isn't exactly 8, but I think I got a sense of what a Halo 2 multiplayer game is like. There was enough going on, but the whole thing was still kind of awkward, laborious, large, and a little slow. Quake and Unreal are faster just because the running speed is faster (I'm not talking about the number of players in a game). Even Goldeneye was faster. But like I said, it's such a vertical game (unfortunately) that running speed doesn't really matter.

And I'm not saying it's imbalanced. I admire the balance. But I don't like the grenades and I absolutely hate the vehicles. So unless you really get into and enjoy every part of the game (which I didn't), it's not really balanced for you.
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Post by: Stefen on January 19, 2005, 01:01:25 AM
Quote
The multiplayer AI is pretty good.


LOL
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 19, 2005, 01:02:48 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: SHAFTR
Ridiculous.  XIII is so linear with an awful storyline that ends in a "To be continued".  Let me know if you ever get killed playing XIII, because I never did because of poor AI.

I can't say... I haven't played the single player much. The multiplayer AI is pretty good.

Quote from: SHAFTR
I mean, you can insult Halo 2 if you don't like first person shooters, but otherwise I don't understand.  Also, if you aren't playing Halo 2 on Xbox Live or a few xbox's system linked together, then you aren't really playing it.  It is a game designed for 8 - 16 players.  Halo 2 features incredibly balanced gameplay between weapons/grenades/vehicles.  Everything can be countered and re-countered.  I've played Quake & Unreal quite a bit in my life and I can't see how Halo 2 is slow in comparison, unless you aren't playing it online.

I played with 5 other people, which isn't exactly 8, but I think I got a sense of what a Halo 2 multiplayer game is like. There was enough going on, but the whole thing was still kind of awkward, laborious, large, and a little slow. Quake and Unreal are faster just because the running speed is faster (I'm not talking about the number of players in a game). Even Goldeneye was faster. But like I said, it's such a vertical game (unfortunately) that running speed doesn't really matter.

And I'm not saying it's imbalanced. I admire the balance. But I don't like the grenades and I absolutely hate the vehicles. So unless you really get into and enjoy every part of the game (which I didn't), it's not really balanced for you.


So, it's more not your thing than overrated.
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 19, 2005, 01:04:59 AM
They're called bots, Stefen.

Quote from: SHAFTR
So, it's more not your thing than overrated.

I'd say 60% not my thing and 40% overrated.

But wouldn't you agree that the major reason for Halo's success is hardware?
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 19, 2005, 01:47:00 AM
Oh guys, I didn't put something real important when I was comparing Halo 2 to XIII. I never played the XIII single player. I'm comparing XIII multiplayer to Halo 2's multiplayer. To be honest I would have to say Halo 2's multiplayer is funner overall, but I personally enjoyed XIII's multiplayer more.
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Post by: Raikus on January 19, 2005, 09:50:01 AM
Why is everyone arguing? Everyone knows Timesplitters 2 is the best FPS eva!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 19, 2005, 12:14:21 PM
Goldeneye will go down as the best FPS ever.
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 19, 2005, 01:36:09 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
Goldeneye will go down as the best FPS ever.


Doubtful, as of right now Halflife will.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 19, 2005, 01:39:10 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
They're called bots, Stefen.

Quote from: SHAFTR
So, it's more not your thing than overrated.

I'd say 60% not my thing and 40% overrated.

But wouldn't you agree that the major reason for Halo's success is hardware?


Well, it is the only 3rd generation console to really create a FPS that compares to PC games.  WIth the keyboard and mouse, FPS are made to thrive on PCs.  I haven't played a Halo port on PC/Mac, so I don't know how it plays on that.  But, as I said before, it's the best console FPS that I've played, when it comes to multiplayer (Unless you count the Tom Clancy games, but I consider them in a different category).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 19, 2005, 01:57:29 PM
Argue all you want over FPS's, just know that the best RPG ever made was Fallout 2.  Closely followed by Fallout.
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Post by: Two Lane Blacktop on January 19, 2005, 03:41:39 PM
Quote from: Walrus
Closely followed by Fallout.


The opening "movie" for Fallout looked like the trailer of a film I'd really, really like to see.  I had my brother burn me a copy of the game just for that opening.  

2LB
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 19, 2005, 05:29:41 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
WIth the keyboard and mouse, FPS are made to thrive on PCs.

I agree.

Quote from: SHAFTR
But, as I said before, it's the best console FPS that I've played, when it comes to multiplayer.

Can you really say it's better than Goldeneye? (relatively/historically speaking)

Quote from: Walrus
Argue all you want over FPS's, just know that the best RPG ever made was Fallout 2.  Closely followed by Fallout.

God bless you, Walrus.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 19, 2005, 06:02:20 PM
Glad to see Fallout fans.  Now I can rant.

Fallout had such an amazing storyline.  You develop it, and it still operates with any action you take.  I especially love how in Fallout 2 they make reference to the first one but they're just so indirect as to refer to events without saying how you handled it so you could really play both in a row and see almost perfect continuity.

Fallout 2 tells you the end for every city even if you didn't go there, or didn't solve any of that city's problems.  Doing something in one town will affect another town.  In the end, it all ties together, whether you realize how you made things happen or not.  There was so much momentum for this series.  I heavily anticipated a third installment.  Interplay had a winning formula for RPG's at the time, and a Fallout 3 was going to be crack for me.  They had added so much to the second one, and there was still room for improvement.  The 3rd one would've been perfect.

But then they made Fallout Tactics.

Not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination.  (Not the best of its kind, but certainly had some nice elements about it) I understand it'd be hard to live up to the predecessors, but honestly, did doing a squad based RTS seem like a good idea to the people who made RPG of the year twice in a row with the same series?  People love Fallout the RPG.

The storyline isn't totally dropped, but any sort of depth had by the other two was definitely lost in Tactics.  Tactics was more of the killing portion of Fallout, while missions were fun, being diplomatic was always a nice way to have a separate route in the game.  

Before they can come out with Fallout 4 (for which rumors were surfacing), Black Isle gets nixed by Interplay.

Those bastards.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 19, 2005, 06:03:17 PM
greatest console FPS

PERFECT DARK

greatest action game

NINJA GAIDEN [xbox]

greatest action/rpg

LEGEND OF ZELDA; ORCARINA OF TIME

greatest adventure  game

SUPER METROID


greatest RPG


FINAL FANTASY III [snes]

greatest survival horror

RESIDENT EVIL 4

greatest sports

TECMO SUPER BOWL [nes]
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 19, 2005, 06:29:23 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
greatest RPG
FINAL FANTASY III [snes]


I know I said Fallout was the best, but you certainly do put up a good arguement.
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Post by: UncleJoey on January 19, 2005, 07:07:15 PM
I love Final Fantasy III as well. What an awesome game. It took over my life in fifth or sixth grade, whenever it came out.
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Post by: SHAFTR on January 19, 2005, 10:31:41 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman

Quote from: SHAFTR
But, as I said before, it's the best console FPS that I've played, when it comes to multiplayer.

Can you really say it's better than Goldeneye? (relatively/historically speaking)


Well, that comment I'm speaking from personal experience.  Truth is, I wasn't a huge Goldeneye fan.  At the time I was really into PC FPS, so the fact that Goldeneye didn't have seperate controls for aiming and walking really bothered me.  I mean, if each person is on a differnet level, either you run at eachother to meet or it is a race to see who can aim at the other person first.
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 20, 2005, 01:19:58 PM
You guys hear the rumors about the next generation video game consoles?

-Supposedly the next Xbox (or "Xbox next" as it's come to be known as) is going to be released first much like the PS2 was this generation. The thing that bothers me, is that it is rumored that it will contain NO HARD DRIVE! If this is true this is insane. It was incredibly awesome that you could burn your favorite tracks onto your xbox and listen to them while playing certain games.

-Playstation wise, the PS3 is going to be using blue ray technology. Don't ask me what it means. I have no freggin clue. Playstation has a solid standing. It's going to dominate no matter how much I hate Sony and the Plastation


     Nintendo's camp is hard at work on the "Revolution." I'm a huge nintendo fan, so it kills me to see Nintendo do everything wrong. They still haven't offered full online play to the gamecube! If they want to stand a chance against Sony and Microsoft they need to release the "Revolution" before "Xbox next" and the "PS3"
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 20, 2005, 02:10:25 PM
Nintendo definitely shot themselves in the foot thinking players wanted a console that didn't play DVD's, while two other much superior systems could.

Nintendo also shot themselves in the foot when they released their line up.

They need some good ideas, in the worst way possible.
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Post by: UncleJoey on January 20, 2005, 02:45:25 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
If they want to stand a chance against Sony and Microsoft they need to release the "Revolution" before "Xbox next" and the "PS3"


(http://www.cheetah.net/~janlat/PRINCE.jpg)

How can they expect to beat Sony and Microsoft when they can't even beat Prince?
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Post by: classical gas on January 20, 2005, 11:29:56 PM
That's it.  I'm with Stefen, you bastards are too witty for my tastes.
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 21, 2005, 01:36:59 AM
Shoot the J...


SHOOT IT!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 21, 2005, 02:47:09 AM
Well, a game suggestion I have is:

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2

It is an extremely fun game on Xbox live.  It has a slow pacing but the gameplay is top notch.  I have a few issues iwht the menu interfaces and some server problems, but hopefully the upcoming patch will clear those problems up.
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Post by: classical gas on January 21, 2005, 03:37:33 AM
really, the prince reference is above me....i know little of the wee man.
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 21, 2005, 12:39:26 PM
Quote from: classical gas
really, the prince reference is above me....i know little of the wee man.


(http://www.dunbar83.freeserve.co.uk/Ray/upload/0134.jpg)
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Post by: classical gas on January 22, 2005, 03:12:17 AM
oh, i get it.  that wasn't very funny.
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Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 22, 2005, 01:21:42 PM
Quote from: classical gas
oh, i get it.  that wasn't very funny.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1929109008.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 22, 2005, 03:57:18 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
You guys hear the rumors about the next generation video game consoles?

-Supposedly the next Xbox (or "Xbox next" as it's come to be known as) is going to be released first much like the PS2 was this generation. The thing that bothers me, is that it is rumored that it will contain NO HARD DRIVE! If this is true this is insane. It was incredibly awesome that you could burn your favorite tracks onto your xbox and listen to them while playing certain games.

-Playstation wise, the PS3 is going to be using blue ray technology. Don't ask me what it means. I have no freggin clue. Playstation has a solid standing. It's going to dominate no matter how much I hate Sony and the Plastation


     Nintendo's camp is hard at work on the "Revolution." I'm a huge nintendo fan, so it kills me to see Nintendo do everything wrong. They still haven't offered full online play to the gamecube! If they want to stand a chance against Sony and Microsoft they need to release the "Revolution" before "Xbox next" and the "PS3"



man, i hope that the no hard drive thing is just a rumor.  because you're right, it does kick ass playing your tunes insatead of th eshitty music that is already in game.  plus i liked having the hard drive because you dont have to buy one of those memory cards to save your shit like you do for the 'cube and ps2.  ps3 will sell the most because its should be a solid machine and the name is so synonomous with video gaming plus they have alreadt dominatee the market anyway.  so, whats going to stop it?  

i think xbox will bridge the gap and make a step closer.  xbox  live is booming and the system its elf is more powerful anyway.  but it does come down to games.  and i honestly think they are even in that category.  most of the good games are for all platforms anyway but what me be the wild card would be the exsclusive games.  sony has th etekkens, final fantasy's, metal gears, etc.  while microsoft has ninja gaiden, dead or alive, and soon doom 3 and half life 2[fuck yes!]...and GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS  will be available around the summer time. its a ways off but it shpuld include graphical enhancments and possible other extras...and custom soundtracks.

nintendo is the system that i am most curious about.  havuing grwn up on it and now experiencing a renaisance w/ metroid, wind waker, star fox adventures, eternal darkness....etc.  nintendo has the power it needed to do well.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 22, 2005, 04:14:40 PM
What I really do hate is that Nintendo does put out great games! The only problem is....they are made by Nintendo themselves. That isn't going to sell systems. Company's LOVE the ps2. So every game that isn't made by nintendo will most likely go to the PS2. Microsoft is doing the same thing. Except, they throw money at the developers. I don't know why...and as dorky as it might sound, If nintendo ever goes belly up as a hardware distributer...I might shed a few tears...after I of course cream my pants...
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 29, 2005, 11:16:46 PM
because i have no life...i thought i would share with you by catergory my top 10 in each genre across mulitplatforms.. i will start off w/ my favorite genre [rpg] and list off from there.......i am doing this b/c:

1. i am bored
2. i want to share with you my expertise in gaming...if you lik ethe certian genre then these are must buy games IMO..
3. now that you will know my taste in games i want others to suggest games that i should get.

*sorry, i dont play games on PC so, its all console gaming


Top 10 RPG




10.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g010/g01091xjv6x.jpg)
obviously, a final fantasy title should start off any rpg list IMO. its my least favorite one but it still kicks ass.  its long , with plenty of side quests/secrets and the opening cinematic is awesome...and a solid story..the thing that i didnt like was how you progress your characters by "drawing" magic from enemies and junctioning them up to unlock abilities... i  prerfer that each character have an inate ability of their own.

9.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g179/g17925ge7ei.jpg)
..this is a true geek game...you could play this for a lifetime..very fuckign hardcore..the world is huge..its fun just to walk around and look at everything..its the most detailed rpg world i have ever seen..good graphics/sound/music....very customizable...but they way you fight is kind of ghey....

8.
 (http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g123/g12337vhzqv.jpg)
..i got this the day it came out..back when i had my ps2 this was the reason to own one IMO..i loved every second i played this game...good story/charcters/graphics/  everythign is solid..and i liked the "grid" level up system..the only thing that i didnt like was the game follws a linear path ..sort of.   unlike previous final fantasy games where you venture across a world map this game is linear which is a downside to a great game..

7.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g061/g06190gy719.jpg)
ahhh, my very first rpg experience :yabbse-cry: ...this game is responsible for me being the loser that i am......i will spare you the cheesy "first time" talk but i do feel proud to say that i still have my working NES and play this often....and just to let people knwo the recent gamboy advance final fantasy": dawn of souls vesrion of FFI is so damn EASY!!!!  if you played that you have idea of how difficult this game really is..first off in theis version you doitn have M(agic)P(oints) btu rather as your character gains levels you can only cast a cesrtian amount of spells ..i think 9 is the max..plus you dont have the luxury of savign anywhere..its fucking hard....

6.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g195/g19572skcq3.jpg)
..this the most popular final fantasy game..to be honest i was a bit taken back from the game initially..because i was use to a more medieval  or lord of the rings/middle earth type rpg's and this one was more like blade runner or some futuristic type shit....but as i got more into it i liked it alot...its has soem really cool characters and i lve the materia level up system ..its very user firendly.......

5.
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g079/g07954p383k.jpg)
....i bought this the day it came out also...theres nothign really special about it but after playign VII and VIII i was glad to see the series head back to its roots with a  medieval type settign and a familiar way of levelign up........the only thign i dont like about this game is that he characters are the series worst....

4.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g164/g16444x58sc.jpg)
...this game is incredible....and long its taking me over 70+ hours to finish it...i love the light/dark side multiple paths and the high replay value..the best voice acting in a game ever.....good dialogue[for a game at least.] and an actual game "twist" that is awesome....as a star wars/rpg fan, couldnt ask for more....

3. (http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06947y5cwe.jpg)
if square woul dmake as many chrono games as they do final fantasy then this series could easily be the definative rpg experience...i love how there aren't random battles, i love the fucking music....the time travel story is cool...great characters...plus a "hidden" character that can join your party...multiple endings...high replay value...

2.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g073/g073537kic6.jpg)
...this is how you do a sequel..take everything that made the first game a sucess and add to it while introducing new ideas....the new idea being the "element" battle system...its awkward at first but after a few rounds it becomes second nature....



1.(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06965vx7qa.jpg)
..this is th egreatest rpg ever and my favoritre game regardless of genre..i am so fuckign pissed i lost my original snes cartridge and i have to prepley this via the final fantasy anthology collection on psx.  but still, there is nothing i can say bad about this game..soem people say no game is perfect but this one is....the game is graphically beautiful, best music in a game ever,[thats the only bonus of havign the anthology-soundtrack included], large cast of chaarcters , incredible battle system with good spells, weaponry, relics, everytrhing...its got soem awesome secrets and is the only game where [as patheric as this may sound] i actaully feel an emotional attachment to the story...its oen of those games that i feel lucky to actually be able to play it.........


*if anyon ehas any suggestions please let me know what to buy..now that you kno wmy tastes......



and lastly..these are rpgs that i  own but havent played them yet.

-star wars: the sith lords
-baten kaitos
-fable
-shemnnue 2
-golden sun
-final fantasy II [usa version]
-final fantasy V[japan version]
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 30, 2005, 12:15:27 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
*sorry, i dont play games on PC so, its all console gaming

Then you've had a very impoverished RPG experience.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 30, 2005, 03:36:59 AM
70 hrs for KOTOR?
Do you mean for you to beat it twice (light & dark) it took you 70 hrs?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 30, 2005, 10:17:37 AM
You're putting Corono Cross over Corono Trigger?!?!

Let the nerd fight begin!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2005, 12:26:05 PM
COUNTER STRIKE PARTY AT STEFENS HOUSE.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 30, 2005, 12:26:08 PM
1) Chrono Cross is one of the worst games I've ever played, let alone the follow-up to one of the best ever.

2) Making a top 10 RPG's list without any PC Gaming experience is like drinking Faygo and making a top 10 Soda Flavors list.

3) I agree with Final Fantasy III.  Best Non-PC RPG.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 30, 2005, 07:48:15 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
*sorry, i dont play games on PC so, its all console gaming

Then you've had a very impoverished RPG experience.


 :(  yeah, i get that alot.   i know that there are some incredible pc rpgs but i wont get the chance to play them. [ i would love to get to play the fallout games and see whats up w/ that].  the bad thing about the pc [from my limited knowledge] is that the games get better and better and require you to constantly upgrade your PC...that costs $$$$$$$$$$, [lots]
i dont use my pc enough to upgrade...all i do is message boards, and looking at stuff[text].  the thing i like most about console gaming [besides growing up on it] is that all you do is pluck down some money for a system then it should last you the five year life cycle of fresh games....who knows, maybe they[blizzard?] will port it to the xbox.  i know we got half-life 2 coming our way... :yabbse-grin:

Quote from: SHAFTR
70 hrs for KOTOR?
Do you mean for you to beat it twice (light & dark) it took you 70 hrs?


the sad thing is that i am still[/b] trying to finish it.  typically i tend to play my games a long time to get the most out of them.  i am sort of a completest when it comes to rpg's[all sidequests, etc.].  right now  i am on that "no named" planet you land on after you get all the pieces of the star map.   it could have been worse though, when i was on manaan, i poisoned the water supply which in turn banished me from that planet and now i cant finish the other sidequests i need...
to further illustrate my poitn in FF III i mazed out all my characters HP's.  even the scrubs that i wont use to finish the game, yeah, like i said earlier...i am a loser..

Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
You're putting Corono Cross over Corono Trigger?!?!


man, you know that game is better... :yabbse-wink: ....seriously, it look everything that made the first one so badass and added more...i think some you migth be a little more nostalgic for chrono trigger..which i can understand completely...[ i still have and enshrined my original snes cart of the game]........




Quote from: Walrus the Pretentious
   
1) Chrono Cross is one of the worst games I've ever played, let alone the follow-up to one of the best ever.

2) Making a top 10 RPG's list without any PC Gaming experience is like drinking Faygo and making a top 10 Soda Flavors list.

3) I agree with Final Fantasy III. Best Non-PC RPG.


1.)worst??? :elitist:   aw, come on man..it aint bad..what didnt you like about it?

2.)you might have a point there.

3.)see above
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 30, 2005, 07:51:04 PM
Well, I recently got a Gamecube.  Right now I have Metroid Prime & Super Smash Bros Melee.

For future reference, what games should I look into?

I think Animal Crossing will probably be next.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 30, 2005, 08:27:55 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
Well, I recently got a Gamecube.

For future reference, what games should I look into?


(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g205/g20514gxbpe.jpg)
.since you got the first one you should get this one too.  its more of the same. its good shit man.

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g203/g20394chwia.jpg)
.thsi is the hottest game for the cube.  as anyone who has played it-its phenomenal.  its oen of those games that you want to let other people know how good it is so they can experience it too.  trust me.

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g143/g14326yijrj.jpg)
.if you like mario games, this is just as good as they all are...plus is very pretty

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g157/g15772tc0jr.jpg)
.if you like zelda games. then you should liek this.  it has that cel shaded look and it looks very "kiddie" but the who gameplay is classic zelda...once you get pass the looks, you'll be pleased.

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g136/g13644khief.jpg)
.sleuth recommended me this one also. its oen of th emost unique games i have played.  its part survival horror/action/adventure/role playing.  the whole game plays out like a hige epic book spanmning centuries and you play as mulitple characters..its very ambitious...worth a rental at least.

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg100/g186/g18666k7a15.jpg)
.its a remake of the classic metal gear solid game...but with thegame play mechanics of sons of liberty...its great.


this shoul help and you can find most of these used-cheap
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on January 30, 2005, 09:20:48 PM
I just got Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the wife. But they're great titles and I've been playing them more than anything else recently. Add them to you Gamecube list if you like sports titles.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on January 30, 2005, 09:56:52 PM
I saw some videos for a Capcom game called Killer 7 and it looks like a nightmare, and I might get a Gamecube just for that and the next Zelda
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 30, 2005, 11:24:56 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
i know that there are some incredible pc rpgs but i wont get the chance to play them. [ i would love to get to play the fallout games and see whats up w/ that].  the bad thing about the pc [from my limited knowledge] is that the games get better and better and require you to constantly upgrade your PC...that costs $$$$$$$$$$, [lots]

I'm sure you can play the Fallout games. They're really old. You'd really love them... I think they match your sense of humor. And if you're a completist, well, there's tons to complete. I'm not sure about other PC turn-based RPGs (they seem to have gone out of style). Diablo II: LOD is great, but it's not turn-based, and it's more of an action thing (it's an RPG because of the infinitely diverse character building). That's also an old game that you can probably play. Baldur's Gate is a good classic RPG, but it's really difficult, and it's only sort of turn-based (you pause it at will to give your party commands). If you want an even tougher one, try Icewind Dale (ouch).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 31, 2005, 04:16:35 AM
Neon,
Give Beyond Good & Evil a try.
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009ZVHR.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)


 It is an underrated game.  It's about a 15-20 hr adventure/RPG.  Very smart, fun game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 31, 2005, 09:50:44 AM
JB, i think you're right about fallout. i think its maybe old enough to run on my pc.  it will be my first pc rpg experience since the old "oregon trail" game :yabbse-grin:  bu tjust to make sure and to give you an idea on how shitty my pc is.

example: a week or so ago i bought that american mgee's alice game and i couldn't run that...it was slow/choppy ..but only $20...


SHAFTR, i have been eyeing that game actaully but i havent heard much word-of-mouth and now i will definately seek out.  thanks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on January 31, 2005, 01:37:24 PM
Neon don't bother with PC.  PC Gamers are the WORST :nono:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 31, 2005, 08:30:42 PM
1) Last I knew you could get Fallout/Fallout 2 in a 2 pack for $9.99 which is insane!  And if it's too fast for your computer, you should seriously consider getting a faster computer.

2) PC Gamers are the worst?  Every console gamer has this complex of being the best.  "XBox has Halo, man!" "PS2.. can... play PS1 games, too!" "Gamecube will show potential soon!"   PC Gamers just upgrade their system and are ready to kick ass.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 31, 2005, 08:55:31 PM
Quote from: Walrus the Pretentious
1) Last I knew you could get Fallout/Fallout 2 in a 2 pack for $9.99 which is insane!  And if it's too fast for your computer, you should seriously consider getting a faster computer.

2) PC Gamers are the worst?  Every console gamer has this complex of being the best.  "XBox has Halo, man!" "PS2.. can... play PS1 games, too!" "Gamecube will show potential soon!"   PC Gamers just upgrade their system and are ready to kick ass.


Well, think about the year the 3 consoles came out, 2001.  Think about what games were on the PC in 2001.  The PC-ports of these console games cannot play on PCs from 2001.  Consoles allow for someone to play great games for 3-4 years without a need for an upgrade.  When it's time for a new console, the price is much less then that of a new computer.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 31, 2005, 10:25:55 PM
I'm not a big PC gamer either...

To be honest I fucking hate PC games.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 31, 2005, 10:44:47 PM
Why all the PC game hate? PC games generally have more complexity and longevity than console games. Why is Starcraft still popular? That game is 8 years old.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 31, 2005, 11:45:17 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
That game is 8 years old.

8 years boring.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 01, 2005, 12:34:25 AM
Think of the indispensible PC games more than 5 years old that could never be played on a console (and which remain insanely popular)... Diablo II, Fallout, Fallout 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 2, Baldur's Gate... and so on...

I do agree that most new PC games (especially the FPSs) are better suited to consoles on a practical hardware level... But the console controller will never match the mouse/keyboard setup, especially for FPSs.

It's also true that PC games have a serious weakness in the racing and match fighting departments. Consoles are good with games that don't require complex controls but do require tons of hardware.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on February 01, 2005, 12:43:19 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Think of the indispensible PC games more than 5 years old that could never be played on a console (and which remain insanely popular)... Diablo II, Fallout, Fallout 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 2, Baldur's Gate... and so on...

I do agree that most new PC games (especially the FPSs) are better suited to consoles on a practical hardware level... But the console controller will never match the mouse/keyboard setup, especially for FPSs.

It's also true that PC games have a serious weakness in the racing and match fighting departments. Consoles are good with games that don't require complex controls but do require tons of hardware.


Also open source skins, levels, & patches are fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on February 01, 2005, 01:24:55 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
That game is 8 years old.

8 years boring.


3 years awesome, 5 years boring

I was a StarCraft dork :oops:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on February 01, 2005, 10:42:30 AM
PC games have huuuuge longevity. Who here doesn't whip out Rogue every month or so and [q]uaff a few [p]otions after shooting some [a]rrows into a [k]estral on their search to find the Amulet of Yendor?

Who, I say, who?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 01, 2005, 02:04:10 PM
I can't lie, I still play Starcraft.

Warcraft was fun but the humans and the orcs mirrored each other.  So there little complexity.  In Starcraft there are 3 unique races with many unique winnign strategies on top of that.  Warcraft III has a lot of units and abilities I'm completely unfamiliar with, so I'll stick with Starcraft.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on February 01, 2005, 02:31:32 PM
PC games really suck.  I've never gotten into them, but my brother loves 'em.  When he was a little kid he played Graal, then moved on to StarCraft and Ragnarok Online.  Now he's really into World of Warcraft, I think.  Only game I was really ever interested in on PC was Worms.  Hah.  Oh, and Sim City -- double-hah.

And so starts ono's epic RPG post...

Back to RPGs, got some beefs with NEON's list.  Cross isn't better than Trigger.  It was an awful follow-up with a weak story, and weak characters spread too thin.  I tried to play it a second time, and couldn't get through it again.  I admit, once I got later into the game, end of disc 1, disc 2, I was intrigued.  I loved the nostalgia, the appearances of old characters.   But any game that makes you play multiple times to see everything isn't very economical or fair.  They also neutered what made Trigger's battle system so great.

My list, upside down for those who easily succumb to vertigo:

Honorable mention: Super Mario RPG & FFX and FFX-2.
SMRPG is just a fun game to throw in when you're bored.  It's really funny, too.  I still chuckle when I remember that boss late in the game who kinda has her breasts hanging out of her outfit and they shake when you hit her.  I don't know what they were thinking -- probably that kids wouldn't get that far.  I have some complaints with the battle system, but still, it's a good move for Mario.

FFX had some great characters, great ideas, though there were a lot of things I wasn't too wild about.  Sphere grid was a nice idea, but Kimahri was pretty useless because he wasn't able to access his abilities all the time.  Good music here, too -- a staple of FF games.  Good story, and Auron is one of the most badass characters ever.  Still, there was something missing that kept it from being great.  And those Cloister of Trials puzzles were ANNOYING, hurting the fun in replays.

FFX-2 is a great follow-up to FFX because it was so fun to play.  Talking battle system here.  It was annoying trying to get 100% to see everything, and some of the dialogue was pretty bad, but sometimes having a game that's fun to play is all I need.

#10 - Xenogears
XG is storytelling bliss, even more than one of my all-time favorites, the Suikoden series.  Problem is, it got short changed on the second disc and the battle system is so horribly repetitive.  The encounter rate sucks, too.  So close to being a perfect game yet so far away.  Some of the ending sequences are some of the most beautiful scenes I've ever seen, so cinematic, so poignant, and the incredible soundtrack only helps matters.

#9 - Suikoden III
Not as good as the first two, but beautiful music, a great improvement on the battle system in some ways (and a step backwards in others), and an innovative way of telling a story make this worth checking out.

#8 - Final Fantasy VII
Atmosphere.  This game made RPGs cool, but Chrono Trigger paved the way.  There are some holes in the story, and the materia system could've been better, but I can't think of another game so heavy in atmosphere that it sucks you in so well and makes you care for the characters.

#7 - Final Fantasy VIII
This game is much maligned among FF fans, but I love it.  The characters are all fully-realized, even if the heavy customization makes them pretty much interchangeable except for their Desperation Attacks.    But again, it's about atmosphere.  There are just so many picture perfect scenes here that though there are a few cringeworthy ones, it's hard to write the game off.

#6 - EarthBound
RPGs that don't take themselves too serious, are self-conscious, and make fun of themselves, are great.  And this one is just so fun to play, so hilarious.  There's just too much to say about how hilarious and surreal this game is.  And the music is great, but that goes for every RPG on this list.

#5 - Chrono Trigger
This RPG paved the way in so many ways.  It gives you six (or seven) unique characters, and allows you to choose how you want to play.  Lots of strategy, lots of replay value, a good difficulty factor, and an amazing storyline.

#4 - Final Fantasy IX
Atmosphere.  It's the word I keep coming back to in the FF series.  It's what Square's done so well since FFVII.  Here you have a villain you truly love to hate, and 8 main characters who are all incredibly useful to you in different ways.  The battle system is near perfect.  Settings all boost the atmosphere immensely, showing you truly have never seen before.  And though the game is guilty of apeing a lot of other RPGs, it usually improves on the ideas previously established.

#3 - Suikoden II
A better battle system than the first Suikoden, and though the story has some flaws, there are very few RPGs that are more moving.  The three main characters have the most beautiful, deep relationship, especially for their age.  No RPG has really captured the futility of war in the way this one does.

#2 - Suikoden
Anyone who hasn't played Suikoden and likes RPGs should.  They're pure storytelling bliss, and the battle system is really unique.  Suikoden III and IV are less great, though, and II is very rare, so be warned about that.  This game really changed things for Sony.  It was the first RPG for the PS1.  I read about it in Gamefan magazine back in 1996, I think it was.  Thought I'd check it out.  Four levels of magic, characters with unite attacks, war battles, 108 character to recruit, including yourself, a story that is well-integrated into the battle system and is truly well-written and moving.

#1 - Final Fantasy Tactics
The best game ever made.  It was really overlooked when it first game out just a few months after FFVII, but since then it has maintained a cult following and a re-release (finally) as a Greatest Hit.  It has a perfect story, a perfect battle system, and great characters.  Only weakness is that once characters join you they tend to drop out of the storyline, and the translation is really bad, but never have I had so much fun in an RPG.

As for FFVI, FFV, and FFIV, FFIV just missed the list, and FFVI is vastly overrated.  I tried playing FFI once and couldn't get into it.  Never finished FFV so I guess you could say the same there.  The music, though on FFV and FFVI (the soundtrack that came with Anthology) is great.

Unlike most people here, I love the PS2 (mostly because I loved the PS1 so much), because I mostly play RPGs.  XBox is a shit system -- I have yet to see one game on it I've been interested in playing, and if so, I could play it on PS2 as well.  Plus, I hate Microsoft anyway.  Gamecube is fun, but their new Mario games lack the fun factor of Super Mario World and Mario 64.  Sunshine was really just tedious.  I couldn't get into it.

I don't have nearly as much time to play games as when I was a teen.  So I mostly stick to one RPG at a time these days anyway.  Since October, I played through the Suikoden series again, starting with I, then II, then III over winter break, in anticipation for Suikoden IV's January release.  IV was a disappointment.  The hero was lifeless and had no reason for being involved in the conflict at hand.  But the bad thing is, the series still could probably get worse.  So there's a point now where I don't know if anymore great RPGs will be made.

I view RPGs/video games in general in the way I do movies.  XBox is the Hollywood, the Academy of video game systems.  All flash, no substance.  Gamecube, the Sundance -- started out as a renaissance, but has lost its zing.  SNES and PS1, plays host to the fringe, indie, come here for a good story group, as well as more mainstream fare -- the Cannes.

I do like the occasional fighter or puzzle game, or anything with that Mario/Banjo-Kazooie exploration feel (though no one else has really done that right).  The FF series has gone really wrong with an online game.  I'm sure they're making big bucks with it online, but I couldn't be less interested in it.  Hoping XII will bring back some of the magic of 7-9.  Since it's based in Ivalice as Tactics was, that's a good start.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 01, 2005, 02:35:41 PM
I agree with most of your list, but there's no way that FF8 was better than FF7.

Earthbound and SMRPG were some nice calls, too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 01, 2005, 08:09:51 PM
I'd really be okay if I could never play a console again. I'd miss Soul Calibur, but that's about it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 03, 2005, 12:07:44 PM
ono,[/size]

#1  i still dont understand why people think trigger is better?  i dont think i will be able to convince you either...but its just better.   :yabbse-wink:

#2 i was actaully about to buy tactics.  btu whats the deal with that game? is like a "real" final fantasu  game or is it all fighting and no story line/character developement.  i am thinking its more of a strategy like the old shining force games  on the sega genesis.  right/wrong?

#3 since you play alot of ps1 rpgs, what can you recommend other than what you  hav ementioned?

#4.1  i  would like to try the suikoden series but in order for me to do so i need a ps2.

#4.2   IMO the ps2 is the worst system.  and i have valid points to back it up.
>the hardware sucks.  i went through 2 of them . and i know (many) poeple who have doen the same.  "disk  read error" ..............
>not that graphics always make theh  better game..its all about gameplay.  but the ps2 is the graphically weaker of the three systems.  its "the little engine that could" mentality that runs the ps2.
>fucking prehiperials that are wastes of money the memory cards[xbox saves your shit on the hard drive[hence no memory cards to par for] and speaking of hard drives   the ps2 add on hard drive sucks.  whats the point  of paying all the money for just final fantasy online.  good job sony :yabbse-thumbup:

#5  although i am not a member [yet].  xbox live  is a huge thing.  and from what i   have read/ heard its only going to get better/bigger.  sony is trying to  make its online thign going but....uh, as you can see......nothing. with xbox live [xbl] besides all the online play you can also download new  content for your games.  which adds new life to them.  some free some charge $5...but its worth it.  sony is goign to try to cash in on the online thing.  microsoft has a huge lead already in that department.

#6  how/why  is   ffvi  overrated?

 #7 i  think that the ps2 is the hollywood.  its the most popular system that everyone likes.  its the house hold name.  xbox is th eindie-the up and comer.  and the gamecube is like an aging prizefighter-throws alot of weak punches but sometimes able to land a few uppercuts [i.e. metroid prime] and a knockout [i.e. th enew zleda game]


..................but i  do like your list though..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on February 03, 2005, 12:45:14 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#1  i still dont understand why people think trigger is better?  i dont think i will be able to convince you either...but its just better.   :yabbse-wink:

I think it has to do with where you were as a gamer when it came out.  It was the second RPG I played.  Just like EarthBound, I played it because of a great GameFan magazine review.  There hasn't been anything like it.  Time travel.  Heavy atmosphere.  Lovable, distinct characters.  A deliciously evil villain SPOILERS who turns around and joins you to defeat a greater evil -- it may have been done before, but never like that  The game was a challenge, but not impossible.  The battle system so fun.  Combo attacks for everyone, everyone good at something, with their strengths and weaknesses.  Humor.  Poignancy, at the end especially, with the sidequests.

The problem with CC is it tried to copy the old CT feel instead of improving upon it.  They made it so any character is as good as any other even though Elements set them apart.  There are very few useful unites.  There are too many characters.  The battle system is pretty much turned based instead of active.  The summons were a good idea, but impractical, as you're unable to use consistently them until much later on.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#2 i was actaully about to buy tactics.  btu whats the deal with that game? is like a "real" final fantasu  game or is it all fighting and no story line/character developement.  i am thinking its more of a strategy like the old shining force games  on the sega genesis.  right/wrong?

It's strategy, alright.  You move your characters around an isometric pseudo-3D grid.  You wait, attack, or cast a spell (some take longer than others and cost MP, adding to strategy).  It is a real final fantasy game, with all the staples, Cid, chocobos, an airship ... but all incorporated in different ways than in other FFs.  There's plenty of storyline, a lot of which actually unfolds during battles -- really cool.  Like, the longer a battle goes on, the more is said, up to a point.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#3 since you play alot of ps1 rpgs, what can you recommend other than what you  hav ementioned?

Legend of Legaia is pretty fun.  It's the only other RPG I can recommend, even though I've never finished it.  I can recommend a lot more stuff based on hearsay, if you like.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#4.1  i  would like to try the suikoden series but in order for me to do so i need a ps2.

Just a PS1 actually (You can probably find one for $30, too), for Suikoden I and II.  Only problem is how rare Suikoden II is.  SuI may be easier to find.  If you're willing to shell out the cash, go for it.  They're both worth it.  Or go the less legal route, download the games, burn them, and get a chipped PS1.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#4.2   IMO the ps2 is the worst system.  and i have valid points to back it up.
>the hardware sucks.  i went through 2 of them . and i know (many) poeple who have doen the same.  "disk  read error" ..............

Yeah, I've had that problem too.  Points taken.  It all depends on what kind of games you like to play, really.  I love RPGs, and adventure stuff like Mario.  Gameplay is where it's at, and that's why SNES was really the best system ever.

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
#6  how/why  is   ffvi  overrated?

It's overrated when so many people say it's the best FF ever, when they haven't touched FFT, or they discount FF7, 8, or 9 just because they aren't FF6.  I like most of FF6.  Kefka is hilarious, but no Magus, Kuja, or Sephiroth.  The music is wonderful.  The battle system, though, leaves a bit to be desired.  And it's so hard to keep my interest.  I must've played the beginning of that game 10 times, getting to various points, but ultimately stopping and not picking it up again.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cine on February 03, 2005, 12:55:54 PM
Man, that was the geekiest owning ever. It even had spoilers..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 03, 2005, 09:49:58 PM
ono, you make valid criticisms abotu crono cross/FF VI.  i cant argue those points.  and i will look into getting legend of legaia.  and i will gladly take some hearsay suggested games. and i have a ps1 so everythign is cool. i take better care of my video game systems then myself.  i still have my atari even.

also, i think you are right about the snes..its the best
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 03, 2005, 09:56:48 PM
Resident Evil 4 is really really fucking good. It's scary as hell and the gameplay is top knotch, im only about 2 hours in but If it sticks to what its doing, it could very well make my top 5 games of all time LIST.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on February 03, 2005, 09:58:10 PM
Hearsay:  Breath of Fire III ... haven't finished it, decent enough, though.  And Breath of Fire IV maybe too.  Legend of Dragoon:  An ex of mine played it and seemed to love it.  Star Ocean: The Second Story is supposed to be great.  Some people like Vagrant Story ... it has some references to FFT, too.  Vandal Hearts II is a strategy RPG similar to FFT.  Front Mission 3 is supposed to be good, but I never got into it.  It's like FFT but with these big machines or robots, a bit like Xenogears.  My brother really liked Tales of Destiny 2 (and its follow-up, Tales of Symphonia for GameCube), Alundra and Alundra II, but those are different style RPGs, heard it compared to Zelda stuff.  Legend of Mana is supposed to be fun, as is Threads of Fate.  Saga Frontier I and II are crap shoots -- decide for yourself, rent 'em if they look interesting (can you even rent PS1 games anymore -- either way, prolly just better to get 'em used if you aren't sure -- they're cheap enough).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 03, 2005, 10:05:27 PM
In defense of Final Fantasy VI... a reason why a lot of people like it is because of the sidequests and graphics, beating the hell out of its predecessor.  FFV was lame, and the series was looking dry to people (FFIV, although really fun, didn't get as much of a fan base as they'd have liked).  FFVI really enriched the RPG essence, showing Square knew what they were doing.  

I think FFVI is so loved because of the character development... many different love stories, in depth eploration of each character's stories (except Umaro, Baron, Mog and Gogo... but they don't count...) and some really great, original (at the time) mechanics like Blitz and Runic.  

It seems the more I played FFVI, the more I really connected with the characters... in the dialogue, their actions and backstories, they all have qualities that make them more than just your average 2D character in an RPG that just Levels up and kills monsters.

-------------------------------------------

Onto some RPG's I'd recommend...

Cool PS1 RPG's

Legend of Dragoon
Star Ocean
Wild Arms (the later ones are better, but you should play the first to appreciate the later ones)
Final Fantasy Tactics (as mentioned by Ono)
Final Fantasy VII (general knowledge, here)
Xenogears
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on February 03, 2005, 11:13:39 PM
Quote from: Stefen
Resident Evil 4 is really really fucking good. It's scary as hell and the gameplay is top knotch, im only about 2 hours in but If it sticks to what its doing, it could very well make my top 5 games of all time LIST.


Scary or intense (action-wise)?  I felt like I was playing one of the movies
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on February 04, 2005, 09:23:01 AM
If anyone has a GBA both Golden Sun and Final Fantasy Tactics are excellent RPG's. I haven't played the second Golden Sun, but it's a great mix between Final Fantasy and Shining Force.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on February 24, 2005, 12:14:24 AM
Eastwood: Go ahead, make my game

Fans everywhere will be judging how lucky they feel now that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Clint Eastwood's Malpaso and the Tehama companies jointly announced an agreement to bring the Dirty Harry franchise to video games. Eastwood will lend his voice and likeness to reprise his internationally famous role of Inspector Harry Callahan. Even more significantly, the Academy Award winner is consulting on key creative aspects of the game design. "This will be an opportunity to satisfy the many requests over the years to continue the Dirty Harry legacy, only now in the video game medium," Eastwood said. "Creating Dirty Harry video games will also introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 26, 2005, 02:15:28 PM
I don't know who all plays GTA: San Andreas here, but last night I was trying to make the most of my 2 player experience.  My friend and I kept thinking of things that'd be better with two people, but were running out of ideas since the second player can't enable codes on their own.

Here's what we came up with--------

(F.Y.I. - This is the code to give yourself a Jetpack...

L1, L2, R1, R2, Up, Down, Left, Right)

Player 1 creates a Jetpack, takes it off, creates another.  Both players can now both use Jetpacks.  In 2 player mode you can target vehicles, so get Wanted, and then shoot Helicopters down without them shooting you first, or for some real fun, both fly up to the top of a tall building.  One will descend down slwoly and land, the other still on top.  Switch to the view of the player on the building and jump, then quickly switch to the view of the player on the ground and watch them take a big leap.  It works best if they fall into the freeway so you can cause huge pileups.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2005, 03:47:36 AM
I just watched my friend play World of Warcraft for about 3 hours. Amazing game. Has anyone here played it?

But they should really make World of Fallout.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on March 07, 2005, 03:55:23 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I just watched my friend play World of Warcraft for about 3 hours. Amazing game. Has anyone here played it?

But they should really make World of Fallout.


I haven't played it but I have a friend who loves it.  I have a problem with paying $50 plus $15 a month for one of those games.  It seems like an investment you never get back.  After a year, you've spent $230.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 07, 2005, 09:26:47 AM
Don't succumb to it. I already know 5 people that just WON'T stop playing it. And these are adults, with kids, and businesses.

Scary stuff.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 07, 2005, 11:48:56 AM
Yeah, I can't afford it, and my computer isn't fast enough. But otherwise I would probably do it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 07, 2005, 06:01:18 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
But they should really make World of Fallout.


I agree.  That Fallout 3 (not tactics) was supposed to come out, but stupid Interplay gave the axe to Black Isle.

Bastards.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 08, 2005, 02:04:56 AM
Why do RPGs have to be stuck in the D&D world? It's absurd. The world of Fallout is just as rich, and I'm sure other similarly creative people could come up with new worlds. (The Myst games aren't really based on anything, are they?)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 08, 2005, 07:40:58 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
The world of Fallout is just as rich


I could see it being pretty badass to be able to explore all of Fallout and Fallout 2's maps since they're connected.  It'd be awesome to explore it in some online play, possibly even like Everquest...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 08, 2005, 10:16:34 AM
hey! you!  look at my top 20 nintendo games.
this will be a current thing. maybe this list will cause people to run out to gamestop/babagges/whatever to grab some good shit.  next time i will do sega genesis.


NEON's TOP 20 NINTENDO [NES] GAMES

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Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on March 08, 2005, 11:12:50 AM
Your #10 is my #1.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 08, 2005, 01:54:32 PM
Much agreed with your list, Neon.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on March 08, 2005, 02:54:50 PM
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=22157d769675740529fe95f2efa709c3&topic=20335.0
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 25, 2005, 11:04:45 AM
God of War
(http://art.half.ebay.com/prod/4787729.jpeg)

My God, go buy this game now. Best thing I've played since... since a while. Tons of ultra-violence and nudity for the sake of it. One of the few "Mature" rated games that I agree with the ratings being inforced on.

I'd say go rent it but I don't think you'll find it available.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on March 25, 2005, 11:12:29 AM
i feel like downloading emulators now.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 25, 2005, 11:35:43 AM
Neon... add this one to your GameCube list, if only because it's dirt cheap at GameStop...

(http://www.thatzdvd.com/games_db/baldursgat96135.jpg)

Hack-and-slash RPG much like Diablo II (though slightly less infinite).

It's great. And I'm sure the sequel is even better.

The only problem is that each of the three characters has only one skill that's really worth investing in. Oh how the console drains the complexity from life.

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=3326
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 25, 2005, 04:34:19 PM
baldurs gate dark alliance is awesome. you can take the clothes off of the female character, and the clothes off the archer and dwarf, if you're into that sort of thing.


anyone pick up a sony psp yet? they look badass, i knew it was coming out but didn't see a demo of it till today at the store, it has UNREAL graphics, just crazy. I was thinking gameboy type graphics, but the graphics are PS2 like, it's nutz, can't wait to pick one up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Weak2ndAct on March 25, 2005, 04:40:06 PM
You mean you didn't steal one yet?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on March 25, 2005, 05:44:07 PM
so what's your top 5 on best games ever?
mine

1. metal gear solid
2. tetris
3. super mario bros 3
4. legend of zelda . ocarina of time
5. the neverhood
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 25, 2005, 05:44:11 PM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
You mean you didn't steal one yet?


they got them behind the counters. even the one i was playing was latched in with an alarm. it was a no go.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 25, 2005, 09:27:31 PM
Quote from: cronopio
so what's your top 5 on best games ever?

1. Fallout 2
2. Fallout
3. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
4. World of Warcraft
5. Goldeneye
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 25, 2005, 09:43:44 PM
do you like lighthearted stuff? or just hard stuff?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on March 25, 2005, 11:57:55 PM
I am officially addicted to World of Warcraft now.

Fuck..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 26, 2005, 05:23:42 PM
This sounds pretty amazing... a first-person Diablo-style RPG (by the former Blizzard team) in a Fallout-like setting...

From DiabloII.net (http://www.diabloii.net/)...

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on April 07, 2005, 03:47:36 PM
JB, thanks for the heads up.  consider it purchased :yabbse-thumbup:

the reason why i havent been posting lately is because i recently bought [for the third time] a ps2.    and with it i got san andreas and snake eater.
i still think hardware wise the ps2 is shit .. bu tdamn, it has a huge ..i mean huige fucking library of games.  i can spend hours just doing nothing in san andreas ...its taking my pathetic life away.....i havent watched many films lately b/c of this stuff... :oops:


and raikus is right about god of war........if you liked devil may cry and onimusha-buy it now......!!!


lastly,

can we have our own video game/pc game forum???????
please?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 08, 2005, 11:56:27 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
i got san andreas and snake eater.


You're going to have your hands full, then.  I've been addicted to those games for a while now.  I'm always just roaming around in GTASA and currently I'm trying to beat MGS3 without killing anyone.  (Tranquilizing the bosses, knocking every guard out, etc.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 01:48:41 PM
1. Starcraft: Brood Wars
2. World of Warcraft (what server do you guys play on, if you play?)
3. Call of Duty
4. Day of Defeat
5. Diablo II: Lords of Destruction

Starcraft/ Starcraft: Brood Wars can be argued to be one of the best games ever made. The races are SO fucking balanced it's ridiculous. The playability is incredible and thousands upon thousands of people can still play it. I know I wasted from 1998-2003 playing this game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 08, 2005, 03:25:33 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
JB, thanks for the heads up.  consider it purchased :yabbse-thumbup:

But it's a PC game, Neon. You're going to need a new computer to play this one (as will I).

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
can we have our own video game/pc game forum???????
please?

No.

Quote from: deathnotronic
Starcraft/ Starcraft: Brood Wars can be argued to be one of the best games ever made. The races are SO fucking balanced it's ridiculous.

I agree. But it can be argued that the Terran have a slight advantage under certain circumstances with the nuclear option.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 04:44:59 PM
No one liked playing terran when I played. I don't know if that still holds true. So no one knew how to play them. I was pretty good with them. If terran gets rushed though, they're fucked.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 08, 2005, 07:56:35 PM
Terran suck, though.

The nuclear option is way too expensive to actually get into.  By the time you're ready to do it, they'll have the detectors to swiftly turn your Ghost into pissed pants and ashes.  Everything that makes Terran a threat takes too damn long to establish.  Battlecruisers, Nukes... well actually, that's about it.  They have a very limited offensive.

Zerg are the most unpredictable, in my opinion.  Guardians will jack you up, period.  Ever massed up 400 fully upgraded lings?  They wreak total havoc.  Hydras in mass are also quite a bitch to deal with.  Throw in some Defilers, and you've got a sweep going on.  Late in the game, mass produce Lords and send them in with your army so that they're extra targets that also detect.  Lurkers are extremely deadly as well, especially when transported by a Lord right by a base killing all the probes/drones/SCVs.

Protoss are hard to be stopped with mass Carriers or Arcs, but even Arcs have severe drawbacks.  Goons are all right, and most other units are nice because of the shield, but if the money doesn't flow early on, Protoss fall behind.  Terrans are slow because they need an SCV at a time for a building, but the price of Protoss buildings and units means you have to have a plan, and if anything screw it up, you better know how to recover.

I've seen experts win by a landslide with Toss and Zerg, but Terran is always facing an uphill battle, not matter what you use because of its weak starting defense capabilities.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 09:13:41 PM
Give me 7 minutes and I can have 20 dragoons and 10 Dark templars to fuck you up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 08, 2005, 09:31:11 PM
Give me 3, and I'll have enough Lings to take out all your probes and already be working on your nexus before you could've finished your first Gateway.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 09:41:44 PM
NR 15 LOLZ.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 08, 2005, 10:13:11 PM
Quote from: Walrus
Give me 3, and I'll have enough Lings to take out all your probes and already be working on your nexus before you could've finished your first Gateway.

I like how you call them Lings.

This sounds like the "rush them with trees" strategy in Warcraft 3.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 10:27:12 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Walrus
Give me 3, and I'll have enough Lings to take out all your probes and already be working on your nexus before you could've finished your first Gateway.

I like how you call them Lings.

This sounds like the "rush them with trees" strategy in Warcraft 3.


It's kind of similar. It's a fast attack in which you build one building and then build these semi-weak units that take like 15 seconds to build and attack as soon as possible. it's generally considered cheap but a lot of the elite players love playing with it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 08, 2005, 10:50:44 PM
Quote from: deathnotronic
it's generally considered cheap but a lot of the elite players love playing with it.


Well, yeah, call it cheap, but that's all you can do while they beat you.  At first I tried different approaches, but when you're swimming with the sharks, you've got to adapt, you know?  I personally prefer Protoss, but if I want to win without any real strategic approach, I will mass Lings.


Quote
NR 15 LOLZ.


Classic.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 08, 2005, 10:57:11 PM
Quote from: Walrus
Quote from: deathnotronic
it's generally considered cheap but a lot of the elite players love playing with it.


Well, yeah, call it cheap, but that's all you can do while they beat you.  At first I tried different approaches, but when you're swimming with the sharks, you've got to adapt, you know?  I personally prefer Protoss, but if I want to win without any real strategic approach, I will mass Lings.


Quote
NR 15 LOLZ.


Classic.


I haven't played this game in a good year or so. I should play it.

Too bad I'm too addicted to World of Warcraft to do anything else than: eat, sleep, go to school.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 09, 2005, 12:22:11 AM
So is there a viable defense against this evil strategy?

Do you mass more than 12 at a time? How easy are these masses to control? There must be some way to distract them.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 09, 2005, 01:31:02 AM
Well, they're really weak and only have like 25 hp or something. So if you build cannons or have like 2 of any other unit you can kill five or six of them. It's pretty easy to defend if you know what you're doing, basically.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on April 09, 2005, 11:37:23 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
But it's a PC game, Neon. You're going to need a new computer to play this one (as will I).


Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Neon... add this one to your GameCube list, if only because it's dirt cheap at GameStop...

(http://www.thatzdvd.com/games_db/baldursgat96135.jpg)



i meant this game.... :yabbse-grin:


Quote from: NEON MERCURY

can we have our own video game/pc game forum???????
please?


Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
No.



 :splat:

man, we need more geeks here.  once the new systems come out the video gaming industry will be bigger and stronger than ever.  it always does each year.   game developemnt is an under appreciated art form.  soon people will realize this.  games like halo and grand theft auto get national media coverage.
(if cameron crowe has a  forum then there there should be a jump roping one too. :yabbse-wink:).....     for now, i will stop my begging until this time comes :salute:

 :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 10, 2005, 04:46:08 PM
GUYS I JUST GOT MY MOUNT IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT.


Yeah, it's really really awesome.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 11, 2005, 10:46:51 AM
Quote from: deathnotronic
GUYS I JUST GOT MY MOUNT IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT.

Yeah, it's really really awesome.

That's really the milestone, isn't it... What kind of mount is it?

My friend is a druid night elf... doesn't have a mount yet, but he's gone through a few pets... a bear, a crocodile, something else...

I'm not sure what I'd want to be. My first choice is probably an undead mage, but everyone I know is on the other side.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on April 11, 2005, 12:25:41 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: deathnotronic
GUYS I JUST GOT MY MOUNT IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT.

Yeah, it's really really awesome.

That's really the milestone, isn't it... What kind of mount is it?

My friend is a druid night elf... doesn't have a mount yet, but he's gone through a few pets... a bear, a crocodile, something else...

I'm not sure what I'd want to be. My first choice is probably an undead mage, but everyone I know is on the other side.


I'm a paladin so I got a free mount. Warhorse, to be exact. It's so sweet. It's the first milestone you achieve, the other one being gaining level 60.

I also have a 20 troll shaman and a 15 undead rogue. Shaman is my favorite but only started a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on April 20, 2005, 12:22:59 AM
Milius finds 'Honor' in world of vid games

Writer-director John Milius is the latest Hollywood veteran to tackle video games. He already has a long resume of hits, including "Apocalypse Now," "Conan the Barbarian" and "Red Dawn," as well as the upcoming TV series "Rome" and the new film "King Conan: Crown of Iron." But Milius has gone interactive as well, applying his talents to Electronic Arts' "Medal of Honor: European Assault."

"My involvement as a writer was more of a plot and direction style, but I wrote a little dialogue now and then, when they asked me to," Milus says. "It seemed like a natural fit for me, because I am a big military history buff."

EA's "Medal of Honor" franchise, which began as an idea by Steven Spielberg, has sold more than 25 million units worldwide since its debut in 1999. The latest WWII first-person shooter title in the series, "European Assault," ships June 6 for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube.

Milius says the interactive nature of games doesn't directly impact the writing of the story. "It's not the storytelling that differs between video games and films, it's what you do with that experience," he says.

Milius says that in a film, you watch it once and you have an emotional reaction or connection to it. In a video game, however, you experience it over and over again, as many times as you want to play through it. In essence, you can have a million different reactions to one sequence of events.

"With video games there is an opportunity to introduce story elements in the middle of the action," he said. "Even though you are playing a game, and running around shooting people, the story still sets the stage for the experience."

While at first it was a wave of Hollywood actors that migrated to video games, more directors and writers have entered the game business led by such names as John Woo, John McTiernan, Bryan Singer and Andrew Davis. Milius says there was a time, not very long ago, when movies were not taken all that seriously, either.

"Video games will absolutely lead to something -- who knows if they'll even be like video games are today, or whether they'll lead to something else entirely," Milius says. "I think video games are going somewhere, somewhere that no one can say exactly -- but as a medium they will be bigger than anyone thought movies could ever be."

Milius says there are still things that Hollywood can do in movies that can't be done in games, but at the same time there are effects and experiences that games offer that are impossible to capture in films. He enjoyed his work on "European Assault" enough to come back for more, he says, adding that he already is working on another EA game that he can't yet discuss.

It's clear that Milius is in interactivity for the long term. Speaking of the future, he says some of the films that he directed -- including "Red Dawn" and "Conan the Barbarian" -- would be great material for video games.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on April 20, 2005, 09:34:31 AM
I don't know why they're continuing the 'Medal of Honor' series. I guess because EA is the Microsoft of video game companies and can pour endless funds into it. 'Call of Duty' far outstrips any game quality of MoH. 'Pacific Assault' was the nail in the coffin as far as I'm concerned. They showed they weren't going to upgrade the gaming experience and it was extremely buggy.

Just bidding my time to CoD 2.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on April 20, 2005, 12:21:34 PM
Currently playing:

a) Jade Empire:  very good RPG from the same company that did KOTOR.

b) Halo 2 Version 1.1:  The new update, released monday, adjusts some of the game's glitches and balances the weapons out even more.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: UncleJoey on April 20, 2005, 03:44:12 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
It's clear that Milius is in interactivity for the long term. Speaking of the future, he says some of the films that he directed -- including "Red Dawn" and "Conan the Barbarian" -- would be great material for video games.[/size]


A Red Dawn videogame is exactly what this world needs.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on April 20, 2005, 03:45:49 PM
I'll be attending a Red Dawn paintball game next month. Does that count?

And speaking of unusual move-to-videogame adaptations... check out the new issue of Game Informer for screenshots of "The Warriors" being developed by Rockstar Games.

"Come out and plllaaayyy."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on April 21, 2005, 03:29:05 AM
these are all the same game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on April 30, 2005, 12:25:52 AM
(http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/243597.jpg)

At this point, I can comfortably say that Halo 2 is my favorite game of all time.  I know some people on here feel it is over-rated, but I assure you that it isn't.  The game, on the surface, looks like just a top tier FPS, nothing more.  To a certain extent I would agree, atleast with regards to single player.  Personally, I find very little value in single player at this stage in video gaming.  When it comes to Halo 2 on Xbox Live, I find it to be one of the funnest activities you can have playing a game.

I was a huge fan of Halo and very excited about Halo 2.  I got the game at midnight when it came out and played it quite a bit for the first month.  After this amount of time, I kind of came to a similiar conclusion that some of you have (just a good FPS, nothing else).  Recently, in the past 3-4 months, I've started playing Halo 2 much more on Xbox Live.  Once you truly immerse yourself into the multiplayer, Halo 2 really starts to come alive.  The excellent weapon balance and flawless level design really makes the game stand out.  Couple this with Team Play and every game takes on an entirely new strategy.  It is important to be "good" at the game, but it is learning how to play each level and what approaches to take with your team that makes the game shine.

I normally end every night with an hour or two of Halo 2.  I know this classifies me pretty high on the Dork Hierarchy, but I could care less.  Now Bungie has released some new maps and an autoupdate that improves weapon balance even more.  If you have never played Halo 2 online, you are missing out on what that game truly excells on.  If you have Halo 2, I strongly urge you to get Xbox Live, or atleast try it out free for 2 months.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on May 03, 2005, 04:03:00 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
At this point, I can comfortably say that Halo 2 is my favorite game of all time.


...

...


 :yabbse-thumbdown:

OFF WITH ZE HEAD!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 03, 2005, 06:39:09 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
If you have Halo 2, I strongly urge you to get Xbox Live, or atleast try it out free for 2 months.

If I had money to spend on that, I'd rather play World of Warcraft.

Your search for complexity would be far more satisfied if you just surrendered to the PC.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 03, 2005, 07:16:03 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: SHAFTR
If you have Halo 2, I strongly urge you to get Xbox Live, or atleast try it out free for 2 months.

If I had money to spend on that, I'd rather play World of Warcraft.

Your search for complexity would be far more satisfied if you just surrendered to the PC.


I bought Xbox Live for $60.  I received a headset (worth $15), another game (worth $30) and a years worth of Live.  So my first year of Live essentailly cost me under $2 a month.  Once my year is over, I'll just pay $5 a month for it.  Also, I'm not paying for Live only for Halo 2, there are many other games I play on Live (a la Ghost Recon 2).

PS:  A month of World of Warcraft is $15.  That is $10 more than Xbox Live, so we are talking about $120 more a year.  I realize that WoW drops down to $13 a month if you get a year long subscription, but longer subscriptions of Live are also cheaper.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on May 03, 2005, 08:39:09 PM
But, your gameplay time and game length pays off. I've been playing WoW for a good six months and I'd say I'm barely half done. There are so many more hours in gameplay/unique content than Halo 2, as well as new content every month or so to further expand the game.


To kill someone in WoW it takes your talent build, spell order, and hours spent finding better equipment than see who can get to the other guys head faster with a joystick and pulling a trigger button.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 03, 2005, 10:17:53 PM
Quote from: deathnotronic



To kill someone in WoW it takes your talent build, spell order, and hours spent finding better equipment than see who can get to the other guys head faster with a joystick and pulling a trigger button.


That is an ignorant statement to say.  Obviously you didn't read my post.  That is equivalent of me saying that there is no skill in WoW, it is just playing the game more than the other guy.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on May 03, 2005, 10:44:46 PM
Because I brought up a totally different subject? I can go on tangents if I please.

But, pwned none the less.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 04, 2005, 12:37:37 AM
I think we can compare the two. Halo skill is all in the moment. The things you accumulate over time (strategies and such) are in your own memory. The only building and development you do are outside of the game.

WoW skill is on an undeniably larger scope and scale. What matters most is your long-term character-building strategy, which requires making innumerable choices, each of which can make or break your character. You actually have to do serious research to create a good character. It's a long, thoughtful process, one which continues throughout gameplay, because everything you do (combat, quests, finding and making stuff) builds your character. And the stakes are high, not only because you're paying $15 a month. You might have to start over if you take your character in the wrong direction. The rewards of creating and developing a totally individualistic, complex, strong character over a long narrative period can't really be matched. Diablo II was/is basically the same way, though less beautiful and complex.

In other words, we're not only comparing different formats (console/PC), we're comparing different genres (FPS/RPG). I think I've made clear which one I like more (for all the above reasons).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 15, 2005, 07:26:15 PM
best nes games , in no order:

(http://www.tdubel.com/emulaattorit/kuvat/nespelit/smb3.jpg)


(http://www.consoledatabase.com/images/gameinfo/nes/felixthecat/felixthecatboxus.jpg)
(http://www.nes-site.com/gallery/pics/felix_the_cat_08.gif)
(http://www.nes-site.com/gallery/pics/felix_the_cat_06.gif)


(http://www.tomheroes.com/images/NESKirby's%20Adventure.jpg)
(http://www.emulationzone.org/consoles/nes/classics/kirby.gif)
(http://www.pocketnes.org/res/320x240round.jpg)

(http://www.tomheroes.com/images/Mc%20Kids.jpg)

(http://www.geocities.com/arquedigireviews/mckids1.jpg)


(http://pristavka.kulichki.net/image/nes/chipdale_1.gif)
(http://pristavka.kulichki.net/image/nes/chipdale_2.gif)


more to come!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 15, 2005, 10:06:05 PM
Cron, don't embed images that are being loaded from other people's servers.


Oh, and I forgot how fucking amazing Devil May Cry was until I started playing it again.  Even the first one was badass.  The difficulty always seems to be level with what you're doing so it's not too easy or too hard later in the game.

I also have started playing XIII and Final Fantasy VII again (summer's coming up, it's a tradition).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on May 15, 2005, 10:09:45 PM
doesn't it take more bandwidth to replace the original image with a really big image?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: 03 on May 15, 2005, 10:14:57 PM
no, the dimensions of the image do not affect the filesize, but the amount of pixels inside it. and the replacing image is just one file, as opposed to many different ones.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 15, 2005, 11:52:09 PM
Quote from: Walrus?

I also have started playing XIII and Final Fantasy VII again (summer's coming up, it's a tradition).


I know what you mean[/i]
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on May 16, 2005, 12:05:19 AM
Quote from: Ariel
no, the dimensions of the image do not affect the filesize, but the amount of pixels inside it. and the replacing image is just one file, as opposed to many different ones.

doesn't a bigger image take up more pixels?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2005, 12:09:27 AM
Quote from: picolas
doesn't a bigger image take up more pixels?

With jpegs, unless you stretch them through html (I think).

But the file in question is a 12k png. You can do funny things with that format.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 17, 2005, 01:15:43 PM
Sony unveils the PlayStation 3 console

(http://home.btconnect.com/hgi/ps3/sony-playstation-3.jpg)
(http://www.ps3portal.com/Pictures/5.jpg)


Sony have unveiled the first pictures and details of its planned PlayStation 3, showing off a machine with enormous horsepower, stunning graphics and a slew of multimedia elements.

Due in about a year [Spring 2006], the PlayStation 3 boasts an engine 35 times more powerful than the PlayStation 2, according to Sony. It will support up to seven wireless controllers and has outputs for two high-definition televisions (HDTVs).

Sony did not announce whether it plans to launch the system first in Japan, then months later in North America, as has been its practice with previous PlayStations, or simultaneously throughout the world.

"All of us at Sony Computer Entertainment have been waiting a long time for this moment," Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said at a news conference.

"We have always attempted to do things differently. Our vision has taken us to unprecedented levels of success and innovation. Just keeping up with conventional technology is not enough for us."

The PS3 will be fully "backward compatible," playing all existing PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games. It will come equipped with a Blu-Ray DVD drive and support the sharpest format for HDTV, 1080p.

Wireless controllers using Bluetooth technology will be standard. Sony said the system will support up to seven simultaneous players, a significant boost from the four standard today.

Additionally, PSP owners will be able to use their handheld gaming device as either a controller or an additional screen, perhaps viewing tactical or statistical information that ties in with the game on your television.

Graphically, Sony showed a number of clips running on PlayStation 3 hardware, including "Devil May Cry," "Metal Gear Solid," "Gran Tursimo" and "Tekken" and had live interactive demos of several games, including Electronic Arts' "Fight Night: Round 3".

The PS3 will ship with a detachable 2.5-inch hard drive and will include slots for a number of consumer electronic digital storage devices, including Sony memory sticks, SD memory cards and compact flash cards.

In addition to playing games, it will allow users to access digital video and audio files, view digital pictures, offer video chat and allow users to access the Internet.

As with Microsoft's Xbox 360, online functionality will play an important role with the PS3. The system will ship with a built-in gigabit Ethernet port and can handle both types of wireless Internet access, 802.11b and 802.11g.

"PlayStation 3 truly is the system to be placed in the center of the living room in homes around the globe," said Ken Kutaragi, widely considered the father of the PlayStation. "The future is almost here with the PS3."




and:

Microsoft reveals the Xbox 360


Last night the MTV show "The Next-Generation Xbox Revealed” aired giving us the first official details and images of the next generation Xbox, the Xbox 360. Of course, the Xbox 360‘s name had been one of the worst-kept secrets on the planet for over a month.

Despite the fact work began on the console within months of the original Xbox's launch Microsoft have only now allowed for the official confirmation of the 360's existence something Microsoft barely alluded to until earlier this year.

Microsoft also released the first official pictures of the Xbox 360. One of which was already widely circulated last month. Elegant compared to the current Xbox, the console's exterior was created by two high-end industrial design firms in Osaka, Japan, and San Francisco. Like the PlayStation 2, the 360 can either lay flat or stand on its side. But while it will come in a white-silver colour, its appearance will also be customisable, courtesy of a detachable faceplate. The console's dashboard will also be customisable, as will the pop-up guide described by Microsoft corporate vice president and chief XNA architect J Allard in his 2005 Game Developers Conference keynote speech.

Today also marked the release of the Xbox 360's technical specifications. As had been long-rumoured, it has a custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU with three symmetrical 3.2GHz cores capable of 9 billion dot product operations per second. It sports a 500MHz custom ATI Graphics Processor with 10MB of embedded DRAM, 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines, and a unified shader architecture capable of 48 billion shader operations per second. Its polygon performance is 500 million triangles per second, with a pixel fill rate of 16 gigasamples per second. The 360's unified memory architecture will rival that of a high-end PC, with 512MB GDDR3 RAM and 700MHz DDR. Overall, the console will be capable of a whopping teraflop of overall system floating-point performance.

Besides its processing prowess, the Xbox 360 will come with three USB 2.0 slots hidden behind a trapdoor for peripherals, and an infrared port that will work with any standard universal remote to control music and movies. It will also have both HD digital and standard audio-visual outputs, since all games will be supported at 16:9 widescreen at 720p and 1080i resolution, replete with antialiasing functionality.

The Xbox 360 will come standard with one wireless controller, which the console is optimized for. “With the rechargeable battery option, it will actually come with a cable. So if your battery low light comes up, you can plug the cable back in and continue gaming while you're trickle charging." Said cable would be USB, according to Allard, who did not say if the rechargeable battery option would cost extra. The standard controller will take two AA batteries.

The Xbox 360 controller has also been redesigned. The removable memory cards--now upgraded to 64MB in size--will be inserted into the console directly, allowing for a less-bulky controller. "It's lighter and smaller than the Xbox 1 controller," said Allard who confirmed rumours that Microsoft "moved the black and white buttons up to the shoulders." Each controller will have a jack compatible with any standard cellular phone headset that gamers can use as an Xbox Live headset. "Any standard cell phone headset may be used," said Allard "Plug it in. Boom! You're on [Xbox] Live. You're talking to your friends."

Speaking of Xbox Live, the unit will be "optimized for online play" out of the box. For the hardwired, it will sport a built-in Ethernet port like the original Xbox. For the wireless, it will be "Wi-Fi Ready" for 802.11 A, B, and G Wi-Fi capability, which will be available via a "connector pack that's a pack of gum size," according to Allard.

According to its spec sheet, the Xbox 360 will come with an external hard drive. But, contrary to rumours, the hard drive will only be 20 gigabytes, not the rumoured 40GB. As shown in previously leaked pictures, the 360's "outrigger" hard drive will snap into one end of the console, and can be removed and plugged into other 360s. "Let's say you're a Live guy and you've downloaded a whole bunch of premium content, ripped a whole bunch of music," said Allard. "You can bring it over and we can enjoy it at my house."

Besides its own multimedia capabilities, the 360 will be able to link up to a Microsoft Media Center PC for further functionality. "If you have a Media Center on your home network, you can stream music, you can stream photos, or you could stream high def sports and high-def movies from your media centre over your Xbox 360," said Allard.

The Xbox 360 will also come with complimentary access to the next generation of Xbox Live--sort of. Again, as previously rumoured, Xbox Live will soon come in two flavours: Xbox Live Silver and Xbox Live Gold. The silver version of the service will be free to Xbox 360 owners and will give gamers access to basic next-gen Live services.

First off, Silver subscribers will be able to create their own Gamer Profile. As J Allard mentioned in his GDC keynote, this will have several components, including: the "Gamer Card" summary of its owner, a "Gamerscore" summary with said owner's on- and offline gaming achievements (which will also be listed separately), and a "Reputation" showing how other gamers rate the owner via an eBay-style feedback system. This will also list the owner's preference of GamerZone (see below).

Xbox Live Silver will also give users access to the Xbox Live Marketplace, which will allow players to download "new game trailers, demos, episodic content, new game levels, maps, weapons, vehicles, skins and other types of new content on demand," according to Microsoft. While some of this content will be free, as Allard outlined in his GDC keynote, most will cost a small amount of money via microtransactions of less than one dollar. But rather than charging their credit cards for every five-cent Project Gotham Racing III decal, Xbox Live subscribers will have to prepurchase blocks of credit, either directly from Microsoft or via prepaid cards from retailers like GameStop.

The gamer profile will also denote which "GamerZone" the owner prefers. That's right: to separate the n00bs from the 733ts, the new Xbox Live is broken down into four zones: "R&R," for casual players; "Pro," for the hardcore; "Underground," for "those who take an alternative approach to gaming," according to Microsoft; and "Family" for all-ages gaming.

Not just for games any more, voice chat in the new Xbox Live will now be accessible to Silver subscribers whenever the 360 is on--making it a de facto alternative to the phone. "You no longer have to be playing the same game or in the same game session to communicate," said Microsoft. "You can be playing a game while your friend is watching a movie."

Xbox Live Silver also includes access to massively multiplayer online games, though subscription fees to said games still apply. But to engage in online multiplayer sessions with any other type of game, gamers will have to shell out for Xbox Live Gold, the 360's premium service. Xbox Live subscribers will be able to swap their current accounts for Gold accounts for free.

Besides facilitating online play, XBL Gold will also feature the video chat functionality Allard demonstrated at E3 in 2004, although it will require the purchase of an EyeToy-like peripheral for the "video camera ready" console. Gold members will also be able to enter multiplayer online tournaments that Microsoft plans on staging, as well as participate in "Xbox Live online programming" such as celebrity gaming sessions and contests.

But for all the details Microsoft did release today, several major questions about the Xbox 360 remain unanswered. Foremost among these is the console's price, which analysts estimate will run between $299 and $399--and some predict will be $360. Nor did Microsoft address whether or not there will be more than one version of the Xbox 360 on store shelves at launch.

Microsoft also danced around the subject of backward compatibility for the time being. "The obvious point that comes up that's always interesting to talk about is backward compatibility and it's something we will talk about at E3," said Bach. "We haven't been public with what's happening there for a lot of different reasons and that will end on Monday night. That's one of the few things I am bound by my own NDA not to discuss."

However, Bach did make one thing abundantly clear, the Xbox 360 will arrive by Christmas 2005 in all territories. "The last thing I'll say is just to confirm we will be launching the next generation in North America and Europe and Japan this holiday season," he said.

PS3 Portal will have more information on the Xbox 360 when Microsoft holds its press conference next Monday night at E3 in Los Angeles.

http://www.xbox360.com/
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 17, 2005, 02:08:51 PM
Those systems will all be nothing compared to the Nintendo revolution...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on May 17, 2005, 02:14:42 PM
(http://www.filerushnews.com/images/album176/aaf.jpg)

That mustache is out of sight!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 17, 2005, 02:15:36 PM
Ugliest controller ever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 17, 2005, 02:44:49 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
Those systems will all be nothing compared to the Nintendo revolution...

You already have two options:

(http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/615/615008/e3-2005-revolution-revealed-20050517010646774.jpg)
The real look...

(http://www.mdtauk.screaming.net/revolution-online/front%201.jpg)
Or the photoshopped "Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind" version.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 17, 2005, 02:47:10 PM
The thing about the ps3 is that it isn't just a video game system. it's an entertainment center first, video game system second. The controller fits when you think about it that way. It's like a state of the art remote. I like it. But yeah, Nintendo Revolution will kill all. Can you say Animal Crossing revolution? I can.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on May 17, 2005, 02:57:20 PM
I've gotten to the point where the only video game things I like are Nintendo's gadgets and gimmicks.  Everything else is built around the same 3 or 4 engines
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 18, 2005, 12:04:20 PM
By the way that isn't the revolution. i'll post the real pictures later today when I'm at work and every video game site isn't filtered out.

But I wanted to start a new discussion about nintendo. No matter how much I love nintendo I do have to admit, Nintendo does make stupid decisions.

For the n64 it was not going to CD format when other systems already had.

for the gamecube it was moving to mini DVD rather than regular DVD. Also, the lack of online on the Gamecube really hurt it's sales.

But hopefully we'll see things go great with the Revolution, they've already confirmed it'll be online and actually wi-fi out of hte box. It'll also run on DVD's...but at hte same time ps3 is running on blu-ray DVD's so that can be debated as another stupid choice for nintendo.

Also, the Revolution (for those who have actually seen it) looks very generic. Not like the SNES, n64, or even Gamecube sickness. It looks much like a slimmer x-box...

I don't know, those are my random Nintendo rambles.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 18, 2005, 12:25:00 PM
(http://img41.exs.cx/img41/3075/mariostalin9ql.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 18, 2005, 12:25:17 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
By the way that isn't the revolution. i'll post the real pictures later today when I'm at work and every video game site isn't filtered out.

I had the real one linked but it went down. The one remaining is the fake, hence the caption.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 18, 2005, 12:35:17 PM
my mistake...

cunt.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 18, 2005, 02:18:59 PM
I'm very excited for the Xbox 360.  They seem to be making great choices so far.  The controllers are all wireless with chargers.  Microsoft has said all games will be widescreen and HD.  For custom soundtracks, MP3 players can hook to the back of the xbox 360.  They are concentrating on online play even more so than they already did with the Xbox.  A lot of great game developers have signed on exclusive for the xbox 360.

I'm really excited and glad it will be the first system.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 18, 2005, 02:24:47 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I They seem to be making great choices so far.  


to me , a great choice would be to suck the juice out of every console and its different game genres until there's a 'need' to defect to a different system.  there shouldn't be a need though.

arg i hate this trend of  consoles' lifespan lasting shorter and shorter and capitalism.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 18, 2005, 02:35:07 PM
I like it because technology is moving at such a fast clip now that we don't have to wait 5 years for a doubling of bits. It's leaps and bounds and that means cool stuff awaits us in the near future.

Can't wait to buy my cell phone/mp3 player/internet messanger/holographic visual interface/voice activated command wrist watch for my 30th birthday.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 18, 2005, 07:29:31 PM
The lifespan of an average system is 5 years you fucks!

n64=Gamecube
Playstation=playstation2

Xbox 360 will be the first system released in a 4 years span.

Those fucks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on May 18, 2005, 08:44:27 PM
that playstation controller doesn't look remotely comfortable.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on May 18, 2005, 09:14:42 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
that playstation controller doesn't look remotely comfortable.

they say the design has been enhanced for ass-to-ass gameplay.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 18, 2005, 11:54:44 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
that playstation controller doesn't look remotely comfortable.

 :nono:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on May 19, 2005, 07:06:05 AM
(http://www.digitmag.co.uk/images/news/4889/xbox360-04.jpg)

xbox 360,
i  like what they said about it in digit magazine  :
 "Just wait until you get a peak under the hood of this monstrosity!"
"Frankly, it's like looking two or three years into the future of PC gaming. "
"It's simply ridiculous."


and here's the Nintendo Revolution

Wednesday 18 May 2005 - 10:30

(http://www.digitmag.co.uk/images/news/4896/revolution_L.jpg)

Nintendo on Tuesday offered assembled media the first look at a prototype of their new Revolution console, due out in 2006. Details were scarce, however -- Nintendo made no attempt to offer performance specifications or pricing. They also outlined their plans for Wi-Fi connectivity for the popular DS handheld system and introduced the Game Boy Micro, an iPod mini-sized handheld game system capable of playing Game Boy Advance titles.



"And now you say you want a Revolution. Well, we've got one," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

The Revolution uses an IBM PowerPC-derived CPU code-named "Broadway" and a graphics chip set designed by ATI Technologies Inc called "Hollywood." Iwata-san held aloft a gleaming obsidian prototype unit, which he carefully noted might not represent the final design of the Revolution when it debuts next year. Iwata-san said that the system is the smallest game console yet designed by Nintendo, about the size of three standard DVD cases stacked together. It'll be able to be stacked vertically or horizontally.


The Revolution uses a slot-loading drive that plays new 12-inch optical discs containing Revolution games, but it will also accept GameCube discs. And with a "small, self-contained attachment," the Revolution will play DVDs.

The controllers, which were not revealed today, are wireless using technology developed by Broadcom.

Backwards-compatibility doesn't end with GameCube support -- Nintendo describes the Revolution as being a "virtual console" capable of playing Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games as well. Nintendo plans to release downloadable versions of the games for these older systems, and Iwata-san noted that the Revolution would sport Nintendo's own form of digital rights management to "deter sharing of intellectual property."

The Revolution features 512MB of internal flash memory, wireless controllers, two USB 2.0 ports and built in support for Wi-Fi wireless networking. There's a bay for an SD memory card to expand internal flash memory.

Nintendo plans to leverage its previously announced Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, a partnership it is developing with GameSpy, to offer online gaming connectivity for Revolution players. The company said there are a number of companies who will be developing Wi-Fi compatible games, and Nintendo is working on making Wi-Fi compatible titles with key franchise characters.

"I am pushing our team to make sure Super Smash Bros is one of them," said Iwata-san, who said the game is one of his favorites.

Without any specific details about the system's performance, Iwata-san added that gamers will turn on the Revolution and be wowed by graphics and gameplay, something Nintendo's development partners IBM and ATI are working together to assure.

Emphasis on content

The central focus of executive vice president of sales and marketing Reggie Fils-Aime's speech to the assembled throng of media and analysts wasn't on hardware or performance, but on content. Nintendo showed off new titles in development that are coming out Nintendo's GameCube and DS handheld system this year.

While many of the titles received warm and occasionally enthusiastic applause and yells from the crowd, the new title featuring Link, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess drew the most animated reaction. The game will be coming to GameCube in time for Christmas.

Other GameCube titles expected soon include Battalion Wars, Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix, Mario Baseball, New Super Mario Bros and Pokemon XD. Game Boy Advance SP titles coming forth include Donkey Kong Country 3, Dynasty Warriors Advance and more.

Nintendo's emphasis on its DS handheld was on the online connectivity coming through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, including Mario Kart DS and Animal Crossing DS, two titles due out before the end of the year. Nintendogs, a Shigeiru Miyamoto-designed title for the DS, sports Local Area Network (LAN) support. Miyamoto-san made a brief appearance to demonstrate Nintendogs' networking support. Iwata-san also noted that Miyamoto-san and his team are working on a new game for Revolution, but offered no details.

Nintendo also highlighted Electroplankton, a new game that turns the DS into a musical instrument. Users can create rhythms and melodies using the DS's touch screen, interacting with luminescent sea creatures on screen.

Game Boy Micro

(http://www.digitmag.co.uk/images/news/4896/gameboy_L.jpg)
Fils-Aime also slipped his hand into his jacket pocket and revealed a new handheld gaming system, the Game Boy Micro. He compared it to Apple's iPod mini, saying the tiny gaming system was "just a hair bigger and two thirds the weight of an iPod mini." The system measures 4-x-2-x-0.7 inches, and weighs 2.8 ounces. It has the same processing power as a Game Boy Advance SP, and contains the brightest screen Nintendo's ever put in a handheld, according to Fils-Aime. The screen also features brightness adjustability for indoor and outdoor play.


Removable faceplates will let Game Boy Micro users customize the look of their systems. The Game Boy Micro draws its power from a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. And, in a move away from the design of the DS, Nintendo is equipping the Game Boy Micro with a standard headphone jack.

The Game Boy Micro will be released in autumn. Pricing was not announced.


winner: nintendo.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 19, 2005, 09:18:46 AM
Quote from: cronopio
The Revolution uses a slot-loading drive that plays new 12-inch optical discs containing Revolution games, but it will also accept GameCube discs.

They're bringing back laser discs?  :saywhat:

That's Nintendo for you. Always on the cusp of technological popularity.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 19, 2005, 10:51:06 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Quote from: cronopio
The Revolution uses a slot-loading drive that plays new 12-inch optical discs containing Revolution games, but it will also accept GameCube discs.

They're bringing back laser discs?  :saywhat:

That's Nintendo for you. Always on the cusp of technological popularity.


I think that was a mistake you damn nazi!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 19, 2005, 01:06:29 PM
Raikus is a hater.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on May 19, 2005, 01:26:20 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
that playstation controller doesn't look remotely comfortable.

 :nono:


fine. it looks remotely comfortable.  :kiss:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on May 19, 2005, 02:19:16 PM
Quote from: Raikus
I eat babies.


You monster.  :|
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 19, 2005, 02:24:45 PM
It appears as though the 360 is coming with those uncomfortable Mad Catz controllers as standard...

Why don't game makers notice their shitty controllers?

Xbox was too clunky and Gamecube was just an ugly set up.  

Playstation used the same controller, so at least we were used to it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 19, 2005, 03:41:20 PM
Quote from: God Damn Im Da Man
Quote from: Raikus
I eat babies.


You monster.  :|

In my defense, I only eat them with a bit of paprika.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 20, 2005, 10:50:32 PM
First off, Microsoft has released a press release saying that Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible.

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Microsoft's Xbox 360 Vs. Sony's PlayStation 3?
With Sony's specs out, Microsoft has sent us its a comparitive analysis. What's the outcome?
by Douglass C. Perry

We decided to put this Microsoft-provided information our undigested. Thus, enclosed is a Microsoft-made comparitive analysis. We have not alterted, added, or tinkered with the data. We have not interpreted the specs. We have pasted and cut this information from the email into our site and formatted it. Make of it what you will, but be clear we know Microsoft has clearly slanted this info, and we're not endorsing it, just printing their version. There is a difference.

XBOX 360 / PLAYSTATION 3 PERFORMANCE COMPARISON

SUMMARY
Now that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 specifications have been announced, it is possible to do a real world performance comparison of the two systems.

There are three critical performance aspects of a console:
Central Processing Unit (CPU) performance.
The Xbox 360 CPU architecture has three times the general purpose processing power of the Cell.
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) performance
The Xbox 360 GPU design is more flexible and it has more processing power than the PS3 GPU.
Memory System Bandwidth
The memory system bandwidth in Xbox 360 exceeds the PS3's by five times.
      
The Xbox 360's CPU has more general purpose processing power because it has three general purpose cores, and Cell has just one.

Cell's claimed advantage is on streaming floating point work which is done on its seven DSP processors.
      
The Xbox 360 GPU has more processing power than the PS3's. In addition, its innovated features contribute to overall rendering performance.
      
Xbox 360 has 278.4 GB/s of memory system bandwidth. The PS3 has less than one-fifth of Xbox 360's (48 GB/s) of total memory system bandwidth.

CPU
The Xbox 360 processor was designed to give game developers the power that they actually need, in an easy to use form. The Cell processor has impressive streaming floating-point power that is of limited use for games.

The majority of game code is a mixture of integer, floating-point, and vector math, with lots of branches and random memory accesses. This code is best handled by a general purpose CPU with a cache, branch predictor, and vector unit.

The Cell's seven DSPs (what Sony calls SPEs) have no cache, no direct access to memory, no branch predictor, and a different instruction set from the PS3's main CPU. They are not designed for or efficient at general purpose computing. DSPs are not appropriate for game programming.

Xbox 360 has three general purpose CPU cores. The Cell processor has only one.

Xbox 360's CPUs has vector processing power on each CPU core. Each Xbox 360 core has 128 vector registers per hardware thread, with a dot product instruction, and a shared 1-MB L2 cache. The Cell processor's vector processing power is mostly on the seven DSPs.

Dot products are critical to games because they are used in 3D math to calculate vector lengths, projections, transformations, and more. The Xbox 360 CPU has a dot product instruction, where other CPUs such as Cell must emulate dot product using multiple instructions.

Cell's streaming floating-point work is done on its seven DSP processors. Since geometry processing is moved to the GPU, the need for streaming floating-point work and other DSP style programming in games has dropped dramatically.

Just like with the PS2's Emotion Engine, with its missing L2 cache, the Cell is designed for a type of game programming that accounts for a minor percentage of processing time.

Sony's CPU is ideal for an environment where 12.5% of the work is general-purpose computing and 87.5% of the work is DSP calculations. That sort of mix makes sense for video playback or networked waveform analysis, but not for games. In fact, when analyzing real games one finds almost the opposite distribution of general purpose computing and DSP calculation requirements. A relatively small percentage of instructions are actually floating point. Of those instructions which are floating-point, very few involve processing continuous streams of numbers. Instead they are used in tasks like AI and path-finding, which require random access to memory and frequent branches, which the DSPs are ill-suited to.

Based on measurements of running next generation games, only ~10-30% of the instructions executed are floating point. The remainders of the instructions are load, store, integer, branch, etc. Even fewer of the instructions executed are streaming floating point—probably ~5-10%. Cell is optimized for streaming floating-point, with 87.5% of its cores good for streaming floating-point and nothing else.
      
Game programmers do not want to spread their code over eight processors, especially when seven of the processors are poorly suited for general purpose programming. Evenly distributing game code across eight processors is extremely difficult.

Game programmers do not want to spread their code over eight processors, especially when seven of the processors are poorly suited for general purpose programming. Evenly distributing game code across eight processors is extremely difficult.

GPU
Even ignoring the bandwidth limitations the PS3's GPU is not as powerful as the Xbox 360's GPU.


Below are the specs from Sony's press release regarding the PS3's GPU.

RSX GPU
550 MHz
Independent vertex/pixel shaders
51 billion dot products per second (total system performance)
300M transistors
136 "shader operations" per clock
The interesting ALU performance numbers are 51 billion dot products per second (total system performance), 300M transistors, and more than twice as powerful as the 6800 Ultra.

The 51 billions dot products per cycle were listed on a summary slide of total graphics system performance and are assumed to include the Cell processor. Sony's calculations seem to assume that the Cell can do a dot product per cycle per DSP, despite not having a dot product instruction.

However, using Sony's claim, 7 dot products per cycle * 3.2 GHz = 22.4 billion dot products per second for the CPU. That leaves 51 - 22.4 = 28.6 billion dot products per second that are left over for the GPU. That leaves 28.6 billion dot products per second / 550 MHz = 52 GPU ALU ops per clock.

It is important to note that if the RSX ALUs are similar to the GeForce 6800 ALUs then they work on vector4s, while the Xbox 360 GPU ALUs work on vector5s. The total programmable GPU floating point performance for the PS3 would be 52 ALU ops * 4 floats per op *2 (madd) * 550 MHz = 228.8 GFLOPS which is less than the Xbox 360's 48 ALU ops * 5 floats per op * 2 (madd) * 500 MHz= 240 GFLOPS.

With the number of transistors being slightly larger on the Xbox 360 GPU (330M) it's not surprising that the total programmable GFLOPs number is very close.

      
The PS3 does have the additional 7 DSPs on the Cell to add more floating point ops for graphics rendering, but the Xbox 360's three general purpose cores with custom D3D and dot product instructions are more customized for true graphics related calculations.

The 6800 Ultra has 16 pixel pipes, 6 vertex pipes, and runs at 400 MHz. Given the RSX's 2x better than a 6800 Ultra number and the higher frequency of the RSX, one can roughly estimate that it will have 24 pixel shading pipes and 4 vertex shading pipes (fewer vertex shading pipes since the Cell DSPs will do some vertex shading). If the PS3 GPU keeps the 6800 pixel shader pipe co-issue architecture which is hinted at in Sony's press release, this again gives it 24 pixel pipes* 2 issued per pipe + 4 vertex pipes = 52 dot products per clock in the GPU.

If the RSX follows the 6800 Ultra route, it will have 24 texture samplers, but when in use they take up an ALU slot, making the PS3 GPU in practice even less impressive. Even if it does manage to decouple texture fetching from ALU co-issue, it won't have enough bandwidth to fetch the textures anyways.

For shader operations per clock, Sony is most likely counting each pixel pipe as four ALU operations (co-issued vector+scalar) and a texture operation per pixel pipe and 4 scalar operations for each vector pipe, for a total of 24 * (4 + 1) + (4*4) = 136 operations per cycle or 136 * 550 = 74.8 GOps per second.

Given the Xbox 360 GPU's multithreading and balanced design, you really can't compare the two systems in terms of shading operations per clock. However, the Xbox 360's GPU can do 48 ALU operations (each can do a vector4 and scalar op per clock), 16 texture fetches, 32 control flow operations, and 16 programmable vertex fetch operations with tessellation per clock for a total of 48*2 + 16 + 32 + 16 = 160 operations per cycle or 160 * 500 = 80 GOps per second.

      
Overall, the automatic shader load balancing, memory export features, programmable vertex fetching, programmable triangle tesselator, full rate texture fetching in the vertex shader, and other "well beyond shader model 3.0" features of the Xbox 360 GPU should also contribute to overall rendering performance.

Bandwidth
The PS3 has 22.4 GB/s of GDDR3 bandwidth and 25.6 GB/s of RDRAM bandwidth for a total system bandwidth of 48 GB/s.

The Xbox 360 has 22.4 GB/s of GDDR3 bandwidth and a 256 GB/s of EDRAM bandwidth for a total of 278.4 GB/s total system bandwidth.

      
Why does the Xbox 360 have such an extreme amount of bandwidth? Even the simplest calculations show that a large amount of bandwidth is consumed by the frame buffer. For example, with simple color rendering and Z testing at 550 MHz the frame buffer alone requires 52.8 GB/s at 8 pixels per clock. The PS3's memory bandwidth is insufficient to maintain its GPU's peak rendering speed, even without texture and vertex fetches.

The PS3 uses Z and color compression to try to compensate for the lack of memory bandwidth. The problem with Z and color compression is that the compression breaks down quickly when rendering complex next-generation 3D scenes.

HDR, alpha-blending, and anti-aliasing require even more memory bandwidth. This is why Xbox 360 has 256 GB/s bandwidth reserved just for the frame buffer. This allows the Xbox 360 GPU to do Z testing, HDR, and alpha blended color rendering with 4X MSAA at full rate and still have the entire main bus bandwidth of 22.4 GB/s left over for textures and vertices.

CONCLUSION
When you break down the numbers, Xbox 360 has provably more performance than PS3. Keep in mind that Sony has a track record of over promising and under delivering on technical performance. The truth is that both systems pack a lot of power for high definition games and entertainment.


However, hardware performance, while important, is only a third of the puzzle. Xbox 360 is a fusion of hardware, software and services. Without the software and services to power it, even the most powerful hardware becomes inconsequential. Xbox 360 games—by leveraging cutting-edge hardware, software, and services—will outperform the PlayStation 3.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 20, 2005, 11:41:51 PM
Xbox sucks. Gimme PS3 everytime. Sony delivers the games. Cool, Halo 3 just came out!! when does part 4 come out?!! Weak sauce.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 21, 2005, 12:07:03 AM
Quote from: Stefen
Xbox sucks. Gimme PS3 everytime. Sony delivers the games. Cool, Halo 3 just came out!! when does part 4 come out?!! Weak sauce.


Well, remember that the Xbox 360 will be out about 5-6 months before PS3.  If there are as many launch titles as Xbox 360 is saying there will be (a record for a system launch), then the game libraries will be much closer than they were before.  Look for Developers to sign on to Xbox 360 since it's the first system.

Rumor is that Halo 3 will be relased the day PS3 is released.  

I think it's going to be interesting how these console wars play out.  I've played all three systems extensively and Xbox has won me over (w/ gamecube distant 2nd).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on May 21, 2005, 06:37:05 AM
i'm an xbox guy. with mod chip and all that shit.

syke.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 21, 2005, 01:22:33 PM
Xbox rules, except for its games.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on May 21, 2005, 03:48:15 PM
shaftr, stop shilling for x-box.......dork.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on May 23, 2005, 09:43:08 AM
%*$# it!

I got hooked on WoW during the weekend. Fuck!

It was nice chatting (occasionally) with you. Until they make a patch, farewell.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 24, 2005, 09:59:36 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
that playstation controller doesn't look remotely comfortable.

the design has been enhanced for ass-to-ass gameplay.


hahahahaha





as for the next-gen systems i will eventually get all three but i will get the 360 first.  its the more powerful system.  its got all the bells and whistles. the only thing that scares me is the fact thats it coming out first...re: dreamcast :yabbse-lipsrsealed:

heres the one word that solidified my purchasing descision:  MISTWALKER
>to my fellow console rpg dorks out there mistwalker is a developing company started by the cereator of the final fanatsy series and with him will be that guy who does all the great music for those FF games.  and its "only on xbox" ..there is a game that may be a 360 launch rpg by mistwalker called blue dragon.  the creators of this game are well, obviously the final fantasy guy and with him will be the creator of chrono trigger...fucking awesome....

the cool thing about the nintendo revolution is the fact that you can play every single nes, super nes, and n64 game............sold!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 24, 2005, 12:29:16 PM
I just got Resident Evil 4.  What a great and scary game.  My friend and I played it for around 7 hrs last night and got to chapter 3.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 24, 2005, 10:57:20 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
as for the next-gen systems i will eventually get all three but i will get the 360 first.  its the more powerful system.  its got all the bells and whistles.

This means nothing without the quality games, the kinds Revolution and PS3 will have. You know this.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on May 25, 2005, 12:03:09 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
as for the next-gen systems i will eventually get all three but i will get the 360 first.  its the more powerful system.  its got all the bells and whistles.

This means nothing without the quality games, the kinds Revolution and PS3 will have. You know this.


Well, in fairness...there seems to be more Xbox Exclusive games than PS2 exclusive games, atleast now there is.  It's true that Gamecube has the most with their franchises, but they also have little else to offer.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on June 02, 2005, 10:42:26 PM
just curious, does anyone here play DDR? I've become really re-addicted lately and am finally getting up to the Maxes and PS, and it's been on my mind to ask
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on June 02, 2005, 11:06:56 PM
my current addiction is yoshi's island
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on June 02, 2005, 11:49:26 PM
Update:

World of Warcraft addiction lasted two months! I'm playing less and less, but still enjoying the game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on June 03, 2005, 01:45:21 AM
cancel early and save the money, I played 6 before I realized I wasn't playing at all
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on June 08, 2005, 12:08:47 PM
Quote from: Brazoliange
cancel early and save the money, I played 6 before I realized I wasn't playing at all


They just released their Battlegrounds patch.

Mmm.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on June 08, 2005, 05:53:31 PM
*cough* the UT CTF ripoff patch

BG shoulda been in the gaym from the start
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on June 08, 2005, 07:37:32 PM
Quote from: Brazoliange
*cough* the UT CTF ripoff patch

BG shoulda been in the gaym from the start


Hey, at least it's not an expansion that I have to buy. They could easily have done that.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 10, 2005, 01:40:40 AM
Well, I've officially jumped on the World of Warcraft bandwagon...

I'm on Sargeras (PVP). I'm starting a gnome mage.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on June 10, 2005, 02:33:07 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Well, I've officially jumped on the World of Warcraft bandwagon...

I'm on Sargeras (PVP). I'm starting a gnome mage.


I play on Argent Dawn (RP)

55th Rogue called Senzo.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 10, 2005, 09:48:21 AM
I'm on Firetree (PVP). 24 Dwarf Rogue right now.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 10, 2005, 12:29:31 PM
There are too many realms.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on June 10, 2005, 02:11:33 PM
I just beat Jade Empire.  I took the Open Palm route.  It's a very enjoyable RPG.  Recommended.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on June 10, 2005, 02:26:41 PM
What system's it on?  Please don't say PS2.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on June 10, 2005, 03:56:33 PM
Xbox
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on June 10, 2005, 05:53:01 PM
Okay.  I'll check it out.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 10, 2005, 08:36:32 PM
I'm back again.

I'm on Mannoroth. Alliance. 55 Paladin and 45 Priest.

I'll fucking eat your babies.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 12, 2005, 02:31:40 AM
I switched to a Priest. Mostly because I was sick of looking at that ugly gnome. Night Elves are so pretty.

Deathtronic, do you have any Priest advice? I'll be mostly playing with a party. I want just one really good healing spell (Prayer of Healing or Flash Heal?) and the rest should go into damage spells, maybe something like Smite or Mind Blast or Mind Flay. Opinions?

I've learned tailoring and enchanting (plus fishing, cooking, and first aid). Which professions can earn you the most cash?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on June 12, 2005, 05:18:27 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I've learned tailoring and enchanting (plus fishing, cooking, and first aid). Which professions can earn you the most cash?


It's up to you what you want really..

Priests are challenging to play without a group until you get fear.

As far as professions go, you'll make the most money until you get your mount from gathering professions. Go with mining and herbalism. You'll make a shitload of money selling ore/bars and herbs in the auction house. Get aquainted with the auction house. It's your friend.

..you can buy a mount (Night Elves get riding tigers) at level 40. They cost 90-100g depending on reputation. I recommend that you keep your gathering professions until you're comfortable with money and have enough to get a mount at 40th. Mounts make a huge, huge difference and you'll want one right at 40th.

After level 40, start thinking about what you might drop to take up something like tailoring, leatheworking or blacksmithing. Enchanting is the most expensive tradeskill. Keep that in mind.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 12, 2005, 11:43:42 AM
Thanks for the advice... I'll definitely do that. My friend is a 43 miner/engineer and he can't afford a mount... not sure why. He said tailoring and leatherworking make the most cash, but maybe he meant at higher levels.

Any idea where a lvl 7 Night Elf might find a mining trainer?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 13, 2005, 10:42:26 AM
You have to go to Human or Dwarf cities before you can learn that. I don't think there's any instructor in Darnassus. If you did herbalism, make sure to stock up before your leave Teldrassil because there's more around there than any other lower level locations.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 13, 2005, 11:46:13 AM
Quote from: Raikus
You have to go to Human or Dwarf cities before you can learn that. I don't think there's any instructor in Darnassus.

I found a mining trainer in Darkshore (thanks to this excellent website (http://wow.allakhazam.com/)), but of course when I went back to Teldrassil I couldn't find anything to mine.

Quote from: Raikus
If you did herbalism, make sure to stock up before your leave Teldrassil because there's more around there than any other lower level locations.

I'm past 15 herbalism now, and I've found tons of stuff in Teldrassil, but I've sold it all to vendors. I have no idea which herbs are worth anything to other players.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 13, 2005, 02:22:48 PM
Also check out http://www.thottbot.com as a resource. Tons of good stuff. You can also pull up the Alchemy tables (http://www.thottbot.com/?t=Alchemy) and see what herbs will be in demand the most. It's really helpful in all kinds of item info and who drops what kind of stuff.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 13, 2005, 03:42:38 PM
Don't spec shadow unless you want to solo. Holy is what I went and would recommend to everyone just because all your time will be devoted to healing and you won't be distracted by bullshit stuff like mind flay. A healed, living group is much happier than a half-healed, half-wiped group. Shadow priests can never juggle healing and killing and it pisses me off.

Learn to use fade. A lot of priests I play with never use fade and it pisses me off.

I enchant and it sucked my money into an endless vortex until my priest got tailoring up. My priest is a tailor at 250 right now. I make stuff on priest, and disenchant it on my pally. It works out nice.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 13, 2005, 04:53:40 PM
Quote from: Raikus
www.thottbot.com

That site reminds me of http://d2data.net/

Quote from: deathnotronic
Don't spec shadow unless you want to solo. Holy is what I went and would recommend to everyone just because all your time will be devoted to healing and you won't be distracted by bullshit stuff like mind flay. A healed, living group is much happier than a half-healed, half-wiped group. Shadow priests can never juggle healing and killing and it pisses me off.

Had I not played in a party yesterday, I might try to disagree with you. I was trying to heal and shield people (two people and myself) while trying to smite at the same time. It wasn't easy.

I'll probably go for Prayer of Healing & Power World: Shield. Does that sound good? Or do I need Greater Heal also? EDIT: I think I've just determined that Greater Heal is unecessary. Its maxed mana cost is basically the same as Prayer of Healing, and the cast delay is a little longer. Plus, anyone who needs 2396-2674 healing has some serious problems. (Just guessing... I don't know what hit points are like at higher levels.)

I still need a good damage spell. I'm thinking Starshards and Smite. Is it feasible to have both? I guess it is, cause Starshards doesn't really benefit much from talents. It looks like I should avoid the whole disclipline tree, actually.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 13, 2005, 07:22:15 PM
You should have all the heals on your bar, and use them accordingly. That's what I do. If they need 100 hp, renew. 500? Lesser heal. So on and so forth. You'll need those big heals once you're 50+ too.

Also, I think that the best way to go about shield and healing is this:

Let people enter combat. Find the person who's got the aggro. Shield, renew. By that time, a second person has aggro. Shield, renew them. Heal the first person using a heal that heals for the amount of HP they're down. Do the same for the second person.

This works well and usually will keep all your party green, save one person if there's more than 3 mobs.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 13, 2005, 07:47:56 PM
Thanks...

I'm used to Diablo II, where you have to pick a small handful of specialized skills.

Here's my question, though... Why not just use Prayer of Healing repeatedly to make it simple? Will I have enough mana at higher levels?

Also... smite or starshards? Or both?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 13, 2005, 07:52:00 PM
I prefer starshards because it's channeling.  I use different spells because the smaller ones cost less mana, so why burn mana when you don't have to, you know? What level are you now?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 13, 2005, 07:57:54 PM
Quote from: deathnotronic
What level are you now?

I'm 10, and I just started a few days ago... I just want to plan ahead. I mapped out the talent trees and it looks like I can get what I want out of the Holy tree with 27 points left, which means I can either get a lot out of the Discipline tree (including Inner Focus) or get Mind Flay and get some things from the Disipline tree (without Inner Focus). Do you like Inner Focus?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 13, 2005, 08:23:29 PM
You want to get improved power words in discipline.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 20, 2005, 12:36:38 PM
I think I finally figured out professions. Herbalism and Tailoring for my Night Elf Priest. Mining and Skinning for my Dwarf Rogue.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 20, 2005, 01:10:48 PM
Mining and skinning is awesome for making money. I'm an enchanter and a skinner on my paladin. Enchanting is awesome once you get super high levels of it because you flow in cash.

My priest is tailoring and skinning. If it weren't for level restrictions, he'd be 300 for tailoring.

I started a troll rogue the other day and he's going to be tribal leatherworking/skinning.

I like skinning a lot  :oops:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on June 20, 2005, 01:41:45 PM
What the fuck are you guys talking about? :r2d2
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 20, 2005, 02:19:59 PM
Hmm. Is herbalism pretty profitable at higher levels? If not, do you think it would it be worth it for my Priest to ditch Herbalism for Leatherworking? (Or is tailoring enough?)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on June 20, 2005, 02:35:45 PM
last night i was playing and i noticed that the priest and the nun were skinning each other. i'm going to have nightmares for a decade now!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 20, 2005, 04:15:12 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Hmm. Is herbalism pretty profitable at higher levels? If not, do you think it would it be worth it for my Priest to ditch Herbalism for Leatherworking? (Or is tailoring enough?)

It's very profitable. Don't ditch it, or if you do, trade it with your Rogue. Rogue's can get into areas easy and sap the mob around the herb, pick it and be gone. You're priest would have to fight his way to it.

Also, get lots and lots of swift thistle and send it to your Rogue. Have him make Thistle Tea. It's useful for the Rogue (immediately gives 100 energy) and it sells for a whole lot in the auction house.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 20, 2005, 06:39:13 PM
Quote from: Stefen Posts Ghetto?
What the fuck are you guys talking about? :r2d2


World of Warcraft. Your character has professions. You get two main professions, and you can choose from the following:

Gathering:
Skinning
Mining
Herbalism

Producing:
Enchanting
Leatherworking
Engineering
Blacksmithing
Tailoring
Alchemy

You also get as many subprofessions as you want. Those are:

First aid
Cooking
Fishing

Generally people pick one gathering, one producing, and one subprofession. This is what we're talking about.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 20, 2005, 07:44:59 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Rogue's can get into areas easy and sap the mob around the herb, pick it and be gone. You're priest would have to fight his way to it.

You're so right about that. I think I'll switch Herbalism and Skinning between characters. Which is a shame, though, because I really made progress on both. But in the future I'll have a rogue who can gather or mine anything.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on June 20, 2005, 08:50:22 PM
i used to understand this thread  :cry:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on June 20, 2005, 08:57:39 PM
I think I'm renewing my subscription this Thursday, anyone want to recommend a server to restart on?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 20, 2005, 09:04:46 PM
I play on Mannoroth. Alliance. If you want to play that.

It's the best server I've played on so far (I've played on Frostwolf, Gurubashi, Archimonde, Garona, and a few others) and the people on it for the most part are really nice. The...

EDIT I'M BACK.

The guilds for the most part are pretty nice and well accomplished. I don't know. Let me know if you go on it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 22, 2005, 10:30:36 AM
Quote from: Myxomatosis
You'll make a shitload of money selling ore/bars and herbs in the auction house. Get aquainted with the auction house. It's your friend.

You weren't kidding. I'm selling copper stacks for 85 silver. It's insane.

Too bad peacebloom and silverleaf aren't worth anything.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on June 22, 2005, 10:58:31 AM
jeremy, what happened to all the real world dreams you had?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 22, 2005, 11:47:03 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
jeremy, what happened to all the real world dreams you had?

I'm playing World of Warcraft now less than I played Diablo II last summer. Nothing has changed.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on June 22, 2005, 11:54:04 AM
oh ok, i guess ur just posting about it more. carry on..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 22, 2005, 12:33:20 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
jeremy, what happened to all the real world dreams you had?

That's exactly why NO ONE with real world aspirations should play this game. Seriously. You won't write a script, shoot a movie, or edit a damn thing for one to two months. Guaranteed.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on June 22, 2005, 12:50:01 PM
thanks for the heads up. ... i was addicted to starcraft and snood simultaneously for a while. i don't allow myself to play snood anymore. or 3d pong.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on June 26, 2005, 10:38:10 AM
well, i've been playing "san andreas" off and on since october. i have about 10% left til completion. but since i finished that damn quarry mission a small piece of me died. i need something else to dig my teeth into. any recommendations?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 26, 2005, 04:52:10 PM
(http://members.tcq.net/video61/images/7800/gamepics/klax.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on June 26, 2005, 08:29:17 PM
ha, I remember that I almost rented that every time I went to a video store.  

here's a site with a lot of old games run through java

www.everyvideogame.com

you know, when videogames were fun
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 27, 2005, 03:54:00 AM
I got 60 tonight in WoW.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on June 27, 2005, 04:38:41 AM
grats.

I got 7 with a friend.

and yes, I DO mean Mannoroth Alliance

friendly admin tip: (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 27, 2005, 06:02:39 PM
Quote from: Brazoliange
grats.

I got 7 with a friend.

and yes, I DO mean Mannoroth Alliance

friendly admin tip: (http://xixax.com/templates/xixax/images/lang_english/icon_edit.gif)


Do you want a guild, etc? We're recruiting low levels.

Just as long as you're not a paladin. We have like 10 too many of those.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 28, 2005, 12:41:30 AM
(http://xixax.com/files/jb/thunderlocks.jpg)
Thunderlocks
14 Rogue

(http://xixax.com/files/jb/jamella.jpg)
Jamella*
15 Priest

*Reference to the Diablo II NPC of the same name.

I've probably spent too much time mining and auctioning, but I have 17 gold now.

I'm mostly playing my Rogue, because he's so much easier than the priest. But now I'm into some of the tougher quests in Loch Modan, and it's... tough. My problem is trying to pull one or two at a time... otherwise I'm toast. (Anyone know a way around this?) And in some quests, that's pretty much impossible unless you have a group. And getting a group together can be difficult on Sargeras, because it's a relatively low-population server. (Stuff is generally worth more in auctions, though.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on June 28, 2005, 02:09:51 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
My problem is trying to pull one or two at a time... otherwise I'm toast. (Anyone know a way around this?)


Use your throwing weapons, or learn guns, bows, or crossbows.

this is my char. Picture was taken to show off my UI more than anything.

(http://rockingthescene.com/eric/wowui.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 28, 2005, 09:45:16 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman

I'm mostly playing my Rogue, because he's so much easier than the priest. But now I'm into some of the tougher quests in Loch Modan, and it's... tough. My problem is trying to pull one or two at a time... otherwise I'm toast. (Anyone know a way around this?) And in some quests, that's pretty much impossible unless you have a group. And getting a group together can be difficult on Sargeras, because it's a relatively low-population server. (Stuff is generally worth more in auctions, though.)

There are 2 ways for a rogue to pull, one is ranged weapon (use throw until you get to Lakeshire and complete the quest to get the Dwarven Fishing Rod and then start using your gun skills) and the other is Sap. Use your ranged when the enemies are in a chain (like they are around the excavation site or the Kobold near the damn) and use your sap when the enemies are standing side by side. Sap one, kill the other, back off and bandage, go for the sapped mob.

You can solo most of the Loch quests with the exception of the Kobold mine and the Loch Islands. You WILL have to wait until you're a higher level to finish some of the other quests (Dark Dwarves Sabotage and the Elite Ogres in the east). I think I closed out the Loch quests when I was 20.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 28, 2005, 09:46:16 PM
Quote from: Raikus
(use throw until you get to Lakeshire and complete the quest to get the Dwarven Fishing Rod and then start using your gun skills)

I can't find information anywhere on the Dwarven Fishing Rod. And don't the higher level throwing axes do more damage than guns anyway? I'm pulling right now with throwing axes, but I often get two at a time. I'll definitely try the sap strategy.

I'm going to try killing Vagash (rested) a few times to level. Would it be worth it to travel to Darkshore to pick up some quests there?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on June 28, 2005, 10:00:15 PM
The Dwarven Fishing Pole (http://thottbot.com/?i=5812) (sorry, not rod) is a gun you get in Lakeshire after completing a certain quest. Normally, throw is fine, but an increased ability with guns is a racial feature with Dwarves. It out damages the throw most of the time and can really do some damage if you get the higher weapons.

Stay in the Loch area or go to Stormwind and complete some of the quests there and in Westfall. Darkshore is pretty hairy for someone of your level. You'll get ganked tons of times by Horde players and it won't be fun. You really won't be able to kill anything either. Wait until you complete the Loch, Westfall and Lakeshire (in this order) quests before you move on to that. Run Deadmines in Westfall when you get around 20. You should be able to get some really great stuff that you'll use until 25.

On the pulling issue, you really shouldn't have a problem if the enemies are spaced out. Wait for them to get farthest from the next mob and then hit them with a ranged. Make sure your back if free and then just backtrack as they're running towards you. If they are coupled then use Sap to full effect.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on July 01, 2005, 02:20:45 AM
(http://www.rockingthescene.com/bloodwoven/cutenews/data/upimages/valowned.jpg)

(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/features/si50/states/utah/essay/p1_malone.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 01, 2005, 10:55:22 PM
Quote from: Sleuth
ha, I remember that I almost rented that every time I went to a video store.  

here's a site with a lot of old games run through java

www.everyvideogame.com

you know, when videogames were fun


man, that site is awseome!!!
thanks....


also, all ya'll PC nerds need to stop hijacking my thread.... :yabbse-wink:

sorry to be posting so much i am just excited...i am goign to a fourth of july party tomorrow-even though its only the 2nd of july ..and i might actaully get laid [by a girl!!!!]
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on July 05, 2005, 01:24:27 AM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg000/g069/g06954dh113.jpg)

Played and beat it the last 2 days.  Still a great game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 13, 2005, 03:42:00 PM
attn: gamecude owners


as i pointed ou tmonths ago regardign resident evil 4 as the shit for the 'cube...you mothafuckas need to pick up killer 7...this shit is unbelievable...i am about 1/4 the way through and i can't put it down....th eone thing i do know in life is videogames...and this one incredible...bu ti will warn you the game is more art than playability....the game has a wonderful visual style and feel to it..basically, if aronofsky, tarantino, cunningham, and lynch made a viideo game together this would eb it....the story is so fuckign bizuiarre bu tnot in a geek gamer way like someoen who would think that the halo story is cool..i  mean this is really fuckign good.....as fopr gameplay it serves as a back seat to the story/visual style...its very simplified..you push "a" to move, "b" for a 180 degree turn, right trigger for 1st person view, once in 1st person view push "a" to fire weapon, .very simplified stuff...but damn fun and cool to play...you can switch characters on the fly and they hav eupgradeable skills, and the shit is twisted.. for example: the chick, her skill is that she slits her wrist and sprays blood over walls and shi tto find secrets passages/inscriptions...check it out...... :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on July 19, 2005, 12:05:22 AM
i just got a gba emulator and this rom (http://pocketmedia.ign.com/pocket/image/object/499/499614/minishcap_011005_boxboxart_160w.jpg)  . i hope this provides enough videogame summer entertainment. it looks great
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on July 21, 2005, 08:12:19 PM
Quote from: Dude in article
"I tip my cap to that first step of showing responsibility," said Tim Winter, the council's executive director.


Anyone who uses the phrase "I tip my cap to...", and not ironically, needs to get out more.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on August 22, 2005, 04:17:30 PM
www.orisinal.com

these games are terribly fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Sleuth on August 22, 2005, 09:00:28 PM
http://www.harveycartel.org/metanet/downloads.html

has this been posted before?

the N Game

I got to 18-2, but it's impossible
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: 72teeth on August 23, 2005, 09:52:41 AM
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/hitchhikers/

These are really addicting too, Although I don't know how long they'll be up...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on August 27, 2005, 12:06:36 PM
current vice:
(http://www.nintendoland.com/graphics/screens/tattack1.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2005, 12:14:40 AM
(http://xixax.com/files/jb/mount.jpg)

I hit 40 and got my mount yesterday. It's nice.

I've promised myself never to grind unrested ever again. I did that from 32-40. I'm playing my alts when my rogue is unrested. 20 Gnome Mage and 18 Night Elf Priest:

(http://xixax.com/files/jb/starshards20.jpg)(http://xixax.com/files/jb/jamella18.jpg)

I like playing the priest a whole lot more than I thought I would. Healing is pretty satisfying, and I plan to use a full healer build. The mage is fun, of course, and I'm leaning toward a Frost PVP build. My beloved rogue basically depends on criticals and backstabbing. (I'm a fan of Cold Blood and Improved Backstab).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2005, 12:40:50 AM
I put together a little guide (mostly so I wouldn't forget my mistakes) for getting to 40:

1-5
quest home area
6-11
quest Dun Morogh and/or Elwynn Forest
12-14
quest Westfall
15-16
Harvest Watchers in Westfall (Alexston Farmstead)
17-18
Redridge Poachers in Redridge
19-21
Deadmines
quest Redridge
22-29
Stockade
quest Wetlands
Raptors in Wetlands (Excavation Site)
30-33
Yetis in Hillsbrad cave (Darrow Hill)
Gnomeregan
34-35
Yetis in Alterac
Syndicate & Mountain Lions in Alterac
36-39
Crushridge Ogres in Alterac
Scarlet Monastery

Places I try to stay out of (after learning the hard way) include Loch Modan, Darkshore, Ashenvale, and Stranglethorn Vale. Westfall Harvest Watchers and Hillsbrad Yetis were probably my favorite grinds. And the Stockade was the fastest/easiest instance grinding by far.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on September 06, 2005, 12:44:04 AM
what's grinding?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on September 06, 2005, 01:07:49 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I put together a little guide (mostly so I wouldn't forget my mistakes) for getting to 40:

1-5
quest home area
6-11
quest Dun Morogh and/or Elwynn Forest
12-14
quest Westfall
15-16
Harvest Watchers in Westfall (Alexston Farmstead)
17-18
Redridge Poachers in Redridge
19-21
Deadmines
quest Redridge
22-29
Stockade
quest Wetlands
Raptors in Wetlands (Excavation Site)
30-33
Yetis in Hillsbrad cave (Darrow Hill)
Gnomeregan
34-35
Yetis in Alterac
Syndicate & Mountain Lions in Alterac
36-39
Crushridge Ogres in Alterac
Scarlet Monastery

40+
Shut Down Computer
Go Outside
Meet Some Real People
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2005, 01:17:02 AM
Quote from: Pubrick
40+
Shut Down Computer
Go Outside
Meet Some Real People

 :whip:

Yeah, pretty much. I'll be playing much less now that I've [impatiently] reached 40. But really, World of Warcraft is an extremely social thing... Maybe it's better not to get too sucked into that.

Quote from: Reinhold Messner
what's grinding?

Killing the same things over and over again. Also known as tedium. (But it's often the fastest and most reliable way to level.) The most fun I've had is in instances, where you're grouped with four other players. Insanely fun sometimes.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gamblour. on September 06, 2005, 01:18:41 AM
My roommate brought up his SNES and I have blisters from playing Mario Kart and NBA Jam and Ken Griffey Presents Major League Baseball.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 06, 2005, 09:11:21 AM
I'm currently a 54 Dwarf Rogue, 300 Tribal LW and Skinning with a 16 Druid Alch/Herb alt and a 15 Gnome Mage Enchanter/Disenchanter.

My level 15 has 85g, my level 16 has 65g and my main has over 200g. I've found the system to make the cash in WoW.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 06, 2005, 10:07:08 AM
I have a 60 paladin, 60 warlock, 40 druid, 20 mage.

Paladin is my main and I have 3 pieces of the epic set, lawbringer. I am however, poor as shit because running Molten Core and Onyxia kills your funding.

300enchanting/300mining on paladin, 150 engineering/mining on warlock, 200 alchemy on druid
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2005, 11:31:43 AM
Quote from: Raikus
My level 15 has 85g, my level 16 has 65g and my main has over 200g. I've found the system to make the cash in WoW.

I had (http://xixax.com/files/jb/146g.jpg) before the mount plus 25g that someone owes me. I have an auction character parked in Ironforge who receives mail from my other characters.

My rogue is a 221 miner and a 206 herbalist. My mage is engineering/skinning and my priest is engineering/tailoring.

Quote from: Raikus
I've found the system to make the cash in WoW.

Can you share your wisdom please?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pas on September 06, 2005, 11:41:57 AM
"I wish I was young again"
-You in not so long.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 06, 2005, 02:08:59 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Raikus
I've found the system to make the cash in WoW.

Can you share your wisdom please?

It's so simple it's almost magic. Work on getting your main character into the high 40's and 50's. I'm very happy I rolled a Dwarf Rogue as my main because I think he's perfect for the first part.

Treasure runs. Swamp of Sorrows, The Hinterlands, Andorhal (in EPL) and Azshara. With a Dwarf's racial trait of treasure finding, chests will show up on the map (much like herbs do to herbalists). With the rogue you can stealth through these areas and pick them up. Sap the guard, steal the chest, vanish. If there are 2 guards, sap one, blind the other, open chest, etc. Per treasure run on map I get 2-3 green items, and about 2-4g in vendor/AH trash. Every forth or fifth map I'll get a blue that will net 15g-60g. It also helps if your main has a profession such as blacksmithing, leatherworking or tailoring.

Now make an alt and learn Enchanting. You can disenchant items starting at level 1. Keep this person in Ironforge/Orgrimmar. Everything your main makes or finds and can't sell at the AH you send to this alt. As long as it's green or blue, send it. This alt will disenchant it, place the items in the bank, and when they have a stack place it on the AH.

Finally, make an optional herbalism/alchemy alt. I chose a druid because there's one low level herb that's easily accessible that no one farms and is worth a lot -- Stranglekelp. Level this druid to 16 and gain aquatic form. Swim this alt up and down the coast of Darkshore or Westfall and get stacks of this (don't know about horde maps). Send it to your AH alt and have them place it up for bid.

I'm easily making 100g a week with this method and that's while questing and leveling my main 90% of the time.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 06, 2005, 11:47:27 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Now make an alt and learn Enchanting. You can disenchant items starting at level 1. Keep this person in Ironforge/Orgrimmar. Everything your main makes or finds and can't sell at the AH you send to this alt.

I've actually done exactly that. Though I haven't really had much worth disenchanting yet.

I will definitely try your treasure run idea. (I knew there was a reason I chose a dwarf, besides the overabundance of night elf rogues.) What do you think about pickpocket runs?

Quote from: Raikus
Finally, make an optional herbalism/alchemy alt. I chose a druid because there's one low level herb that's easily accessible that no one farms and is worth a lot -- Stranglekelp. Level this druid to 16 and gain aquatic form. Swim this alt up and down the coast of Darkshore or Westfall and get stacks of this (don't know about horde maps). Send it to your AH alt and have them place it up for bid.

I just might try that... :yabbse-grin: ...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 07, 2005, 12:25:24 AM
There was an interesting article in the NYTimes yesterday (9/6) about World of Warcraft.  It talks about how huge it has gotten (4 mil) and if the result is a good or bad thing for the video game industry.

The concern is that if that many people are paying $15 a month to play WoW, will they buy other games?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 07, 2005, 12:37:36 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR
The concern is that if that many people are paying $15 a month to play WoW, will they buy other games?

Not me.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 07, 2005, 09:17:28 AM
Me either. It just takes up too much time. It's extremely addictive, but fun as well. Point is, you try to do everything else you need to and get a little playing time in as well, and there really isn't time for anything else.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 07, 2005, 07:32:29 PM
I'm killing onyxia as I type this.

I = 39 other people and myself.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 07, 2005, 08:25:41 PM
I'm killing brain cells as I read all this.

(said with love)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 07, 2005, 09:13:03 PM
Just downed her. I got Judgement Crown.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 09, 2005, 11:40:55 PM
I know this has turned into a WoW thread, but I would like to bring up that I've been playing GTA:SA a lot more lately.  I played it a lot at first, burned out easily, and have become addicted to it worse than before, now.  

I've taken over all of the gang territory, and I found somewhat of a glitch.  There is one Ballas territory that is a dock/pier.  It's the longest one (I'm pretty sure there are two).  It's the one on the most Southwestern part of the gang territories.  For some reason, the gang members seem to spawn under water at the very bottom of the ocean.  I'm sure you'll notice a problem when you try to swim and attack... you can't.  You also (unless you type in the code for Infinite Lung Capacity, or have worked up some serious swimming skill) can't reach them, anyway.  For some reason, they can't drown and are able to shoot at you from the bottom of the lake.  

I tried throwing grenades, but they explode before they can reach them.  What's relatively difficult is shooting rockets from the side of the dock/pier because the guys are right up against the wall.  You have to shoot alongside the wall without shooting too close to the edge and blowing yourself up.  I came to the conclusion of spawning a Hunter or Hydra, landing it over the indicators of where they are on the map and when the vehicle tips forward to use the rockets/gatling guns to fire at them, if you can see them.

It is a ridiculous extent and grew tedious very fast, but those became the only apparent ways to overcome that problem.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 10, 2005, 12:16:27 AM
I've had that same problem, though not to that extent.  Usually what happens is, I'll kill the whole wave of Ballas, stand there for a few minutes wondering why nothing is happening, then finally realize there's still one dot on the map, way out in the middle of the water.  A couple of times I just gave up and left, but one time I was able to get him with the sniper rifle, just sort of aiming in the general vicinity and popping off a few shots.

On a related note, I just bought a PSP (money that I couldn't really justify spending), and am anxiously awaiting "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories".  I can play GTA on line at the DMV!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on September 10, 2005, 05:04:42 AM
Blah blah.

Finally made level 50 with my Hordie Warrior.

Hey, it's 3 AM.

Zzz..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 10, 2005, 08:12:45 AM
Quote from: Myxo
Blah blah.

Finally made level 50 with my Hordie Warrior.

Hey, it's 3 AM.

Zzz..


Grats man. I farmed all night until 9 in the morning and now I have a haircut. damn.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 10, 2005, 04:49:07 PM
(http://rockingthescene.com/eric/guevera.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 10, 2005, 11:08:24 PM
(http://www.ideaity.com/images/greetings-orgrimmar-web.jpg)
I love being a rogue.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 14, 2005, 03:43:25 PM
for $40 I just picked up Dance Dance Revolution: Ultramix and a pad for Xbox.  Anyone here play DDR?  I laughed at it at first but it really is a lot of fun.  Not a bad workout either.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 14, 2005, 11:25:46 PM
I play DDR and In The Groove 2 in arcades. Really close to my first heavy AAA and I've cleared all the songs in DDR, up to 12's in ITG2. If you want some more information about the games, check ddrfreak.com and itgfreak.com (forums) :)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 15, 2005, 11:36:33 PM
Def Jam: Fight For NY is one of the best fighting games out there...DOA3 being the best
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 16, 2005, 12:40:18 AM
Correction: Tekken 5 is the best fighting game out there.

Worst popular fighting game currently: Guilty Gears series.  That shit is too insane.  You're just mashing buttons, gameplay moves way too fast... if they want 2 lanes of fighting, why not just make it 3D?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 16, 2005, 02:23:03 AM
I enjoyed Soul Caliber 2 and DOA3.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 16, 2005, 03:36:37 PM
Tekken and Virtua Figher will never come close to DOA3...and good lord DOA4 looks amazing...i predict it will suck many hours of my life away.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 16, 2005, 04:16:14 PM
Quote from: squints
Tekken and Virtua Figher will never come close to DOA3...and good lord DOA4 looks amazing...i predict it will suck many hours of my life away.


(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/651/651394/dead-or-alive-4-20050916065957135.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 16, 2005, 11:14:46 PM
Nintendo Revolution Controller Announced

(http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/651/651301/revolution-controller-at-a-glance-20050915061313807-000.jpg)

this looks insane....and honestly, an awful idea.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 17, 2005, 12:06:41 AM
Ouch. :doh:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on September 17, 2005, 02:56:14 AM
it attaches to other controllers.

(http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/article/651/651559/understanding-the-revolution-controller-20050916041026412-000.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 17, 2005, 03:03:33 AM
for an added price.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on September 17, 2005, 12:36:50 PM
MGS4 images:

http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/714/714044/imgs_1.html

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072839278.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072838293.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072840184.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072832559.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-guns-of-the-patriots--20050916043110848.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072828434.jpg)

(http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/651/651322/metal-gear-solid-4-20050915072843356.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on September 17, 2005, 12:55:26 PM
::creams gdidm's pants::
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on September 17, 2005, 12:57:13 PM
Damn.  I'm going to get a PS3 just for this game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 17, 2005, 05:38:02 PM
I'm getting the PS3 specifically for "Killzone 2".  Anyone who ever tries to tell me "Halo" is a better game than "Killzone" gets a swift kick in the balls.

On a side note: WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO NINTENDO?  WHY DO THEY SUCK SO BAD NOW?

You know what else looks good on the PS3 is the new "Getaway" game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 17, 2005, 05:47:37 PM
Quote from: polkablues
I'm getting the PS3 specifically for "Killzone 2".  Anyone who ever tries to tell me "Halo" is a better game than "Killzone" gets a swift kick in the balls.
.


I'll go one better.  halo 2 is the best console shooter ever released.  Isn't Killzone the game where a trailer was released that had incredibe graphics...only to be learned later on that the "gameplay" footage wasn't gameplay at all, just prerendered footage.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on September 17, 2005, 06:42:54 PM
unless i'm doing online multiplayer, i think that halo 1 wipes the floor with halo 2
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 17, 2005, 07:59:16 PM
perhaps perhaps perhaps..... :saywhat:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 17, 2005, 08:16:36 PM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
unless i'm doing online multiplayer, i think that halo 1 wipes the floor with halo 2


agreed. weapon balance + maps = win.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 17, 2005, 08:25:05 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
I'll go one better.  halo 2 is the best console shooter ever released.


yabbse:swiftkickinballs

...and that statement will no longer even be arguably true once "Half-Life 2" comes out on Xbox.

Quote from: SHAFTR
Isn't Killzone the game where a trailer was released that had incredibe graphics...only to be learned later on that the "gameplay" footage wasn't gameplay at all, just prerendered footage.


Yes.  The company lied.  The game will still own.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on September 17, 2005, 11:45:57 PM
Quote from: polkablues
On a side note: WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO NINTENDO?  WHY DO THEY SUCK SO BAD NOW?


Why do you assume this next system will suck.  All that they've been saying about it is that it will be completely different than any of the other systems.  The new controller looks strange, but how much do we know about how it's used?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on September 18, 2005, 12:47:44 AM
gdidm is right. nintendo will be the best console
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 18, 2005, 02:47:42 AM
Quote from: RegularKarate
Why do you assume this next system will suck.  All that they've been saying about it is that it will be completely different than any of the other systems.  The new controller looks strange, but how much do we know about how it's used?


It's not so much the system I'm worried about, it's the games.  I remember when Nintendo was the system of "Donkey Kong Country" and "Super Mario 64", and "Goldeneye"... these were the best games out there at the time they were around.  But now, in the era of the Gamecube and the DS, I haven't heard about a single Nintendo game that makes me the slightest bit inclined to buy one of their systems.  And from some of the quotes I've been reading about the new system, it sounds like they have no intention of competing technologically with Microsoft or Sony; so if the system itself is subpar, and all the games are subpar, why on earth would anyone stick with Nintendo?

Maybe they'll prove me wrong.  But I don't give them benefit of the doubt anymore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on September 18, 2005, 12:22:17 PM
The new Nintendo is going to be a completely different type of console than the other two predictable consoles.

Instead of trying to be the fastest and brokenest (all my nintendo systems still work, my brother's had to buy two PS2s and he hardly ever plays), they're going to work on actually trying to advance the way you play a game... since they pretty much standardized the way you play games at home now, I have faith that they can take it to the next level... then we'll see Sony and Microsoft quickly shuffling to catch up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on September 18, 2005, 12:46:16 PM
bravo :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 18, 2005, 01:26:52 PM
Quote from: polkablues
 But now, in the era of the Gamecube and the DS, I haven't heard about a single Nintendo game that makes me the slightest bit inclined to buy one of their systems.


Resident Evil 4 is reason enough to have a gamecube
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 18, 2005, 03:08:19 PM
Quote from: squints
Quote from: polkablues
 But now, in the era of the Gamecube and the DS, I haven't heard about a single Nintendo game that makes me the slightest bit inclined to buy one of their systems.


Resident Evil 4 is reason enough to have a gamecube


SSBM, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime, Monkey Ball
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 18, 2005, 03:14:06 PM
monkeyball indeed
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 18, 2005, 07:53:09 PM
Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes is a nice reason for the GC.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 18, 2005, 08:04:23 PM
yeah, i cant wait until all the systems come out.  most likely i will end up getting all three but at long intervals.  i already reserved the 360 since spring.  then i will get the ps3 followed by nintendo.  i think all three will own.  i think they are going to play for their strengths.  its smart that nintendo is not trying to out-power the other two systems.  and just like rk said, nintendo makes the most reliable system.  i still have and play a functional old school nintendo, super nes, and n64 along with the cube.  nintendo is all about innovation and unique gameplay. think: mario, zelda, metroid...  any self respecting video game player would bow down to these franchises.  nintendo does its own thing.  i will not bitch about nintednos decisions.  well, i do hate that the new zelda has been pushed back to next fucking spring.  my guess is to why would be to make it even better, add more shit, give the gamecube a final swan song.  or it could be a launch title for the revolution.   as ps3 goes, it will sell the most and break the most.  and will have solid games.  but i want to start going online and shit so, its 360 for me.  and i think team ninja is only making games for microsoft.  which means a new ninja gaiden for the 360. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 18, 2005, 09:00:18 PM
Quote from: Brazoliange
SSBM, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime, Monkey Ball


Monkey Ball, I'll grant you.  And, to be fair, that one Zelda game with the lousy art style is kind of fun to play.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 18, 2005, 09:26:07 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Brazoliange/DDR%20and%20ITG/DDR9-18-2005PX011.jpg)

my first DDR AAA (all Perfects), just got it about a half-hour ago :)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 18, 2005, 09:49:50 PM
yo brazo, did you drop this?

(http://www.dose-of-reality.com/assets/images/extacy1.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 18, 2005, 11:03:32 PM
yes and no, it was really nice but I had seen it coming for awhile.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on September 19, 2005, 10:54:22 AM
After hating the original idea for the nintendo controller it's growing up me the possiblities that can be handled with such a controller. Imagine slicing the controller, the same way you'd slice a sword.

Fishing by casting the controller...

Jerking off by yanking on the controller...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 19, 2005, 11:47:07 AM
lets look at a real controller:

---
TGS 2005: Our Love Affair with the Xbox 360 Controller
How do we love thee, 360 controller? We count the ways.
by David Clayman and Tal Blevins
Source:  IGN

(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/651/651988/tgs-2005-our-love-affair-with-the-xbox-360-controller-20050918005748647-000.jpg)

September 18, 2005 - Sure, we've had a chance to play around with the Xbox 360 controller before, but with over 80 playable X360 kiosks at the Tokyo Game Show this year, this is first time we've really been able to spend a good amount of quality time with the controller. Over the past three days we've all been touching, holding and grasping the Xbox 360 controller, and yes, there's even been a little cuddling, spooning, embracing and snuggling going on.

David's Impressions

TGS not only gave us the opportunity to play more Xbox 360 games than ever before is also allowed us to put our hands all over Microsoft's glorious new controller. Sure the Revolution controller has all the functionality of the Dreamcast fishing rod, but how will it adjust to racers, shooters, hack 'n' slashers, and platformers? We already know the answer in the case of 360's little white peripheral.

The beauty of the 360 controller is that it is small and lightweight without feeling cheap. It also posses an excellent layout that puts every button within easy reach of your thumbs. When prompted to press the start button I found myself lifting my hand off of the controller out of instinct. This was unnecessary seeing as I could easily reach both of the buttons next to the central guide button with my thumbs. The guide button itself is an excellent addition that quickly brings up the Live menu. We entered the Live guide on numerous occasions out of curiosity and the irresistible urge to push a shiny sphere surrounded by glowing lights.

The bumpers and face buttons are more substantial than those found on a dual shock and the placement above the triggers conforms to the natural placement of your forefinger. More important than the layout, the 360 controller was never a factor when getting used to a new game. There was no looking down at our hands to figure out what we should be hitting. This is perhaps the controller's biggest asset considering that experiencing the software is ultimately what's important.

Tal's Impressions

The Xbox 360 controller is the best gaming device I've ever touched. After getting a chance to play around with the controller even more at TGS, I've found myself falling in love.

It's not too heavy like the original Xbox controller. It feels fairly light, but not like you can break it like so many cheap-o third party controllers. The hand grips are at the perfect angle for extended play sessions that won't tire out your wrists, and the smooth, white surface fits my hands even better than the S-controller.

I've been saying it for years, but the Microsoft has finally listened (okay, not just to me, but to everyone). The black and white buttons should have been on the back above the triggers since the controller was released in 2001. The button placement is perfect, and I can easily reach everything on the controller. You literally have 17 possible buttons within your grasp (A, B, X, Y, RT, LT, RB, LB, R3, L3, start, select, guide, plus the D-pad). That's a whole lot of potential at your fingertips in such a small area.

The analog triggers that we've all come to love on the S-controller feel just as nice on the 360 controller, and the bumpers directly above the triggers are in the perfect position and don't get in the way in the slightest.

I also love the idea of the guide button. Not only can it be used to access the menu system mid-game, giving you instant access to what used to be multiple button mashes on the S-controller, but it can also be used like a remote control for the system as you can turn the Xbox 360 on and off with the guide button from the comfort of your couch. How's that for the ultimate in laziness?

So far I love the X360 controller, and I don't want to leave it behind. The premium system is now a must for me so I can take the wireless version to bed with me and whisper sweet nothings into its ear.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 20, 2005, 02:35:55 AM
I've always liked Nintendo... and I'll keep an open mind on the new controller...

But I'm pretty much done with consoles. Too expsensive and no time to play anything but World of Warcraft. But I would like to fix my Dreamcast or get a used one... I should do that... mostly because I want to feel like an outcast again...

I know people who bought xbox systems just so they could have Halo parties. It only lasted two or three months.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 20, 2005, 02:42:32 AM
Quote from: Raikus
Finally, make an optional herbalism/alchemy alt. I chose a druid because there's one low level herb that's easily accessible that no one farms and is worth a lot -- Stranglekelp. Level this druid to 16 and gain aquatic form. Swim this alt up and down the coast of Darkshore or Westfall and get stacks of this (don't know about horde maps). Send it to your AH alt and have them place it up for bid.

Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I just might try that... :yabbse-grin: ...

(http://xixax.com/files/jb/druid1.jpg)(http://xixax.com/files/jb/druid2.jpg)

I got (http://xixax.com/files/jb/druid3.jpg) on my first run (and no resistance). Thank you, Raikus.  :bravo:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 20, 2005, 12:21:42 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I've always liked Nintendo... and I'll keep an open mind on the new controller...

But I'm pretty much done with consoles. Too expsensive and no time to play anything but World of Warcraft. But I would like to fix my Dreamcast or get a used one... I should do that... mostly because I want to feel like an outcast again...

I know people who bought xbox systems just so they could have Halo parties. It only lasted two or three months.


i'm a pretty big xbox & halo guy.  It was Splinter Cell that got me to buy the system originally.  As for expense, if you play WoW a lot, I completely understand not having a console.  I still think that console gaming is a lot cheaper than PC gaming.  XBox came out Nov 2001, I am still playing it now.  That is 4 years of gaming, playing the best there is for console graphics.  If I had a PC, I'd have a year to 2 of playing the top games, after that I would have to either put hundreds of dollars into another video card along with RAM & Memory, or just buy another computer.  With online gaming, consoles now can serve the same purpose as PCs once did while having the "party" aspect when you can have a bunch of frineds over and play against each other.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on September 20, 2005, 01:17:00 PM
this guy i know just sold his WoW character for $1500 on eBay.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 20, 2005, 04:06:10 PM
(http://www.360updates.com/the_outsider__2D_capitol_hill_thumb.jpg)

Frontier Developments Ltd. ('Frontier'), the leading independent games developer, today announced its first new game for fifth generation consoles – "The Outsider".

Frontier has been focusing on new game-play elements that are now possible on the imminent console platforms, and emphasise that gorgeous graphics are merely the starting point; they do not make a true 'next generation' game. Several key proprietary technologies, which Frontier has been developing for some time, make their debut in "The Outsider" and bring the sort of freedom of action first seen in "Elite" bang up to date.

The game radically enriches the player's experience by abandoning the traditional, prescriptive, mostly linear story of current generation games, and replaces it by simulating characters' motivations and aims. This gives the player genuine freedom to change the story outcomes in a way that has not been seen before - each player will get a truly unique, sophisticated, visceral experience rather than simply switching between 'good' or 'evil'. The techniques used are enabled by the greatly increased processing power available to the imminent new consoles including the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

"The Outsider" is a gripping, high-tech thriller played out against the backdrop of a living, crowded city based on present-day Washington DC and its environs including the CIA HQ at Langley, Andrews Air Force Base and Newport News Naval Dockyard. As a CIA operative the player has a mouth-watering arsenal of technology, combat talents and weaponry available to him. A shocking opening scenario wrongly makes him Public Enemy Number One in the eyes of the media and the public at large, but leaves many different ways to proceed: to wreak ultra-violent revenge, to turn the tables and exploit the shady organisations he is mixed up with for his own ends or crusading to clear his name.

"The new games consoles like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 offer a massive opportunity in the future of gaming. One of the comparisons I like to make is with the film industry – we're at the stage that the film industry was at in 1930, where people had started to tire of effects driven 'car-on-a-train-track' films and wanted something more, just as technology and budgets greatly increased to bring in the golden age of Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and many others. A golden age of games is now just around the corner, and I believe 'The Outsider' is one of the first of these." said David Braben, Chairman and Founder of Frontier.


--------------------------------------------

Either this is all hype that'll prove impossible to live up to, or this will be one of greatest games of all time.  Mostly I like the bald guy in the picture.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 20, 2005, 06:10:00 PM
sounds kinda like Time Crisis: Project Titan

or Mission Impossible on N64

 :saywhat:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on September 20, 2005, 08:20:54 PM
fuck video game, check out the new rock paper scissors:

http://www.umop.com/rps15.htm
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on September 21, 2005, 12:55:28 AM
I'm assuming all the vidya game nerds here at the xixax catch G4Tech tv every now and then....is it just me? or does every girl on that channel come off like they're absolutely forced to talk about video games? i honestly don't think i've ever come across a girl who is as passionate about gaming as damn near every dude i've met (whether their poison be NCAA or WoW)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 21, 2005, 04:34:38 PM
You may be the first to notice.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 21, 2005, 05:39:28 PM
WoW players thought on new patch,  battlegrounds, etc?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 21, 2005, 09:32:36 PM
BG and PvP Honor really fucked up PvP. I remember the days where Crossroads and Astranaar were getting raided every 2-3 hours, hard. You'd be running through Ashenvale or STM and have to worry about getting ganked. There's no motivation now that people can just farm BG to openly raid :-/

suxxxxx
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 21, 2005, 09:38:23 PM
I really dislike Battlegrounds. It's a shame that the best stuff is only obtained by doing them endlessly for rep. I still rack in honor points, but it's through map PVP. I tried to play AB to see if I liked it and both times I tried I waited for over 2 hours in que.

That's just not worth it.

As for the patch, it's great that every other class receives a buff or an overhaul and they continue to nerf the rogues. I'm one of the rare ones that specced Assassination and have Blade Furry. Now that they nerfed that talent without informing anyone I may respec.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 22, 2005, 03:52:28 AM
See, once you guys hit 60 (have you yet?) I think your opinions will change on AB. It's really fast paced and there's a new game every 3 or 4 minutes. As a paladin, I play a crucial role Alliance-wise. That and the rewards are the-fucking-shit. ZG is also very, very, very fun. Best instance blizzard has put together IMHO.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 22, 2005, 07:41:21 PM
46 has been my highest, but I've been playing (with a month-long break) since release (Thanksgiving)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on September 25, 2005, 01:50:16 AM
Project Gotham Racing 3 for Xbox360

link (http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/652/652836/project-gotham-racing-3-20050922102556748.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 25, 2005, 10:21:39 PM
Quote from: Raikus
As for the patch, it's great that every other class receives a buff or an overhaul and they continue to nerf the rogues. I'm one of the rare ones that specced Assassination and have Blade Furry. Now that they nerfed that talent without informing anyone I may respec.

I'm not really complaining. I'm basically going for a stunlock/backstab build, which is insanely fun (and powerful). Plus I just couldn't see myself playing a combat rogue... I think it's boring.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 11:26:33 AM
Continued from a different thread...
Quote from: socketlevel
i say we all start together on a new (low population) server with all new chars and create a xixax inspired guild.  with only xixax people in it.

any takers?

-sl-

I'm in. But we should plan this before anyone starts anything. I'm assuming we'd want PvP, so... Alliance or Horde?

I'd be happy to start the guild, by the way. I can mine and herb harvest to get the 10g for the tabard.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 28, 2005, 11:32:50 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Continued from a different thread...
Quote from: socketlevel
i say we all start together on a new (low population) server with all new chars and create a xixax inspired guild.  with only xixax people in it.

any takers?

-sl-

I'm in. But we should plan this before anyone starts anything. I'm assuming we'd want PvP, so... Alliance or Horde?

I'd be happy to start the guild, by the way. I can mine and herb harvest to get the 10g for the tabard.


nice, you're right we should get it straight now and do it up proper.  i've been playing horde recently and really wouldn't mind starting aliance for a change of pace.  i could ultimatly go either way.  i think i'm trying out the priest this time around.

what do you think? what's a new low pop server?

yeah you can start it for sure, is there only one at the top of the foodchain for leadership.  it would be kind of nice to make it a co-op no leader style (if possible) becase we all basically know eachother anyway.  we could all throw in the cash too.  i'm kinda new so if this doesn't work let me know.

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 11:36:19 AM
I'm used to alliance. I do have a low level shaman on Stonemaul (for when Sargeras is down). Alliance would be easier for most of us, because we basically know what to do and where to go. So I'd vote for alliance.

Quote from: socketlevel
is there only one at the top of the foodchain for leadership.  it would be kind of nice to make it a co-op no leader style (if possible) becase we all basically know eachother anyway.

There is only one guild master, but you can have as many officers as you want. Officers can add and remove people from the guild. There would be an understanding anyway that we're all equal. And everything would be democratic. (We could even do things through this thread.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 28, 2005, 11:37:54 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
I'm used to alliance. I do have a low level shaman on Stonemaul (for when Sargeras is down). Alliance would be easier for most of us, because we basically know what to do and where to go. So I'd vote for alliance.


perfect.  let's do that then, i've never played that.  it'd be nice if we all start anew...  doesn't really matter but makes it seem more epic for some reason so we could pick any server really..

my horde guy is on ursin so that's kinda out i guess.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 11:40:22 AM
Alright, who else wants to join?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 28, 2005, 11:43:01 AM
Quote from: Brazoliange
could be fun....


looks promising.



side note, so what server?

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on September 28, 2005, 12:05:43 PM
sorry to interrup but have any of you guys played ninja gaiden black?
its sort of like an special edition of the firs tone [which was reason enough to buy an xbox].  i am about halfway through with it and i like how they added soem changes to the story.  plus there are like 5 fuckign levels of difficulty.  i just play it on normal.  thne i will try hard/very hard.  bu tdamn, this is easily the most hardest game but very rewardign when you beat it.  also, you get new costume and unlock the original ninja gaiden arcade game [which is sort of like streets of rage or double dragon].  plus thwere are 50 extr amissions.  bu ti need to beat the game to unlock those things.  still, for $30 its a steal........i do play cheap though.  i always use the lunar and do the izuna drop.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 12:10:56 PM
Does anyone know which PVP servers are the newest? Or do we not necessarily want a new server?

We could figure out classes. I want a hunter.

What we should do (once we start things) is get to about level 5 in our home areas and all meet up in Elwynn Forest or Dun Morogh.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 28, 2005, 12:29:18 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Does anyone know which PVP servers are the newest? Or do we not necessarily want a new server?

We could figure out classes. I want a hunter.

What we should do (once we start things) is get to about level 5 in our home areas and all meet up in Elwynn Forest or Dun Morogh.


sure, i'm gunna try priest elf styles.  the name of char will be "socket" and if by chance that's taken "Ekmore"

tell me yours and i'll look for ya; add you to list and what have you.

or might change that to gnome because there arn't that many of them out there.

let's just pick a low server, if you're starting right now pick one and i'll make on that one.

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 12:51:08 PM
Bear with me. I'm trying to find a balanced server.

Found a good one: Azgalor. Join!

EDIT:

See, what did I tell you... this is a perfectly balanced server... (http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?ForumName=wow-realm-azgalor&ThreadID=157094)


(see below)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 28, 2005, 02:02:24 PM
I just hit 60 today and got my epic right away!

As for the other server ideas. I'm on Firetree, it's a low-pop PVP server. I like it a lot, but it's too much work to level up another toon on another server. Good luck to you guys though.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 02:03:58 PM
Let's go with Firetree. My hunter's name is Arrowwind.

I think the guild should be called Knights of Xixax. That would be funny.

Quote from: socketlevel
sure, i'm gunna try priest elf styles.  the name of char will be "socket" and if by chance that's taken "Ekmore"

tell me yours and i'll look for ya; add you to list and what have you.

or might change that to gnome because there arn't that many of them out there.

I'd go Night Elf, especially if you're a priest. (Gnomes can't be priests.)

And in case you didn't know, everyone loves priests.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 28, 2005, 06:10:55 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Let's go with Firetree. My hunter's name is Arrowwind.

I think the guild should be called Knights of Xixax. That would be funny.

Quote from: socketlevel
sure, i'm gunna try priest elf styles.  the name of char will be "socket" and if by chance that's taken "Ekmore"

tell me yours and i'll look for ya; add you to list and what have you.

or might change that to gnome because there arn't that many of them out there.

I'd go Night Elf, especially if you're a priest. (Gnomes can't be priests.)

And in case you didn't know, everyone loves priests.


i'm on it, starting now

-sl-

yo raikus start new and fresh! (sorry got the person wrong the first time - edit)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 08:32:12 PM
Alright... we need more people...

I'll be on in about 2 hours.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on September 28, 2005, 09:17:38 PM
I'll be there if you want me. If you're rolling priest you should really go Dwarf, for fear ward.

My name on the server, (if you care) is Onixya
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on September 28, 2005, 09:54:58 PM
probably be on soon assuming I free up some time

s/n=Terebethia

class, race, unsure
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 28, 2005, 10:26:47 PM
Quote from: socketlevel

yo raikus start new and fresh! (sorry got the person wrong the first time - edit)

I've got a 17 Gnome Mage I'm wanting to start working on. He's just been my DE'er for a while, but I'll start playing on it when you guys get around that level. Name: Raiki
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 28, 2005, 11:02:40 PM
Quote from: deathnotronic
If you're rolling priest you should really go Dwarf, for fear ward.

Had no idea.  :yabbse-undecided:

I'm still happy with my Night Elf priest, though. Dwarves look kind of silly as priests.

If anyone else is going on Firetree tonight, post an alert here.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 29, 2005, 09:04:31 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: deathnotronic
If you're rolling priest you should really go Dwarf, for fear ward.

Had no idea.  :yabbse-undecided:

I'm still happy with my Night Elf priest, though. Dwarves look kind of silly as priests.

If anyone else is going on Firetree tonight, post an alert here.


i played for a little over and hour last nigth, and i'm level six elf priest.  i've only played horde before so - what was the name of the city you wanted to meet up at again?  socket was taken so characer name is Ekmore.

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 29, 2005, 11:31:48 AM
Quote from: socketlevel
i played for a little over and hour last nigth, and i'm level six elf priest.  i've only played horde before so - what was the name of the city you wanted to meet up at again?  socket was taken so characer name is Ekmore.

-sl-

Elwynn Forest. Wait until I'm on so we can go there together. (It's a long long trip, but I've done it before.) Level 6 is a good place to stop until then.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on September 29, 2005, 11:46:02 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: socketlevel
i played for a little over and hour last nigth, and i'm level six elf priest.  i've only played horde before so - what was the name of the city you wanted to meet up at again?  socket was taken so characer name is Ekmore.

-sl-

Elwynn Forest. Wait until I'm on so we can go there together. (It's a long long trip, but I've done it before.) Level 6 is a good place to stop until then.


sure, i'll do some quests just outside of first town in the meantime.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 29, 2005, 11:56:37 AM
Quote from: socketlevel
sure, i'll do some quests just outside of first town in the meantime.

I'll be on in about 20 minutes. I need to level up, though...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 29, 2005, 07:08:27 PM
Socketlevel and myself have made it to Stormwind. Does anyone else want to join us? The sooner the better.

Just for reference, my favorite maps:

http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/worldmap/easterncont.php
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/worldmap/kalimdorcont.php
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on September 29, 2005, 09:30:01 PM
If I catch you guys on when I am I'll meet up with you and do some power leveling. Shouldn't take to long to get you to the mid teens with my 60 cutting through Darkshire and Redridge mobs.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on September 29, 2005, 11:49:43 PM
there's a girl on my floor who plays WoW.

you can go ahead and tell your friends... totally hot college girls love RPG's afterall.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 30, 2005, 01:48:19 AM
Quote from: Raikus
If I catch you guys on when I am I'll meet up with you and do some power leveling. Shouldn't take to long to get you to the mid teens with my 60 cutting through Darkshire and Redridge mobs.

Sounds like fun. We should probably figure out when we all can be on.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on September 30, 2005, 02:00:43 AM
Quote from: Reinhold Messner
totally hot college girls love RPG's afterall.


No... just the one.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on October 02, 2005, 04:20:50 AM
some shit came up in my guild, we disbanded, and i had to deal with 100+ people asking me WTF etc and i had to find a new guild... so... i'll be on fire tree in a few days. have to go to MC four times with this new guild first so i can be guaranteed a membership
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 02, 2005, 07:17:14 PM
Excellent. Can we get someone else on Firetree to make it an even four?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on October 04, 2005, 12:50:34 PM
yeah, just let me know when you guys all want to hook up so we can do some serious questin'

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 05, 2005, 11:54:43 AM
the pc guys have taken over my thread :cry:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 05, 2005, 03:35:02 PM
yeah, i miss it too..
(http://myspace-926.vo.llnwd.net/00249/62/92/249992926_l.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on October 05, 2005, 03:59:46 PM
parappa da rapper...when's his new game coming out?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 05, 2005, 04:17:11 PM
there was a sequel for ps2 but i never played it, i heard it was bad.  umjammer lammy was cool, though. very very cool, probably better than parappa. and my dream has always been to be able to play vib ribbon.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 21, 2005, 11:27:25 PM
Back on topic, I wrote a rogue stunlock guide for myself. Might as well post it here.

Raikus, maybe you can tell me if/where I messed things up.

This requires Improved Backstab, Seal Fate, Relentless Strikes, and Cold Blood. (Vigor helps.)

Ideal for the longest battles:

Cold Blood (to guarantee your first backstab critical)
Distract (if non-PVP and if it's necessary)
Cheap Shot (2 points, stunning for 4 seconds)
BACKSTAB (2 points)
[wait until the last moment to regain maximum energy, then...]
Kidney Shot (using 4 points, restoring 25 energy, stunning for 4 seconds)
BACKSTAB (1-2 points)
[If you're almost done, Sinister Strike and Eviscerate. If you still have a ways to go, use Thistle Tea or Blind to recover full energy, or just wait, and move on to...]
Gouge (1-2 points, stunning for 4 seconds)
BACKSTAB (1-2 points)
EVISCERATE (using 3-5 points)

The more casual strategy for everyday purposes:

Distract
Cheap Shot
BACKSTAB
Kidney Shot
BACKSTAB
SINISTER STRIKE / EVISCERATE
(finishing them off depends on how many backstab criticals you got)

If you need to pull openly:

Gouge
BACKSTAB
SINISTER STRIKE (if the backstab wasn't a critical)
Kidney Shot
BACKSTAB
SINISTER STRIKE / EVISCERATE

If it's not a difficult battle and you think you can finish them off pretty quickly, it's better to save Cold Blood for the Eviscerate.

Additional BACKSTABs may be possible with Vigor, especially after the Cheap Shot, but it will impurify the stunlock. Also note that 3 combo points is the minimum for a Kidney Shot that will allow enough time for a Backstab. Feel free to use SINISTER STRIKE at any time if you need more combo points (and if you don't need a pure stunlock).
[/list:u]
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 22, 2005, 12:06:52 AM
I've been playing XIII a lot.  The graphics are pretty bad, cell shading is pretty laughable at this stage.  The gameplay is unique, but by unique I mean inconvienent, and only really works once you're used to it.  But the storyline has kept me pretty interested so far.

The graphics may suck, but with the three panel description, detailing different angles of a headshot, it's pretty rewarding to be a sniper.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on October 22, 2005, 02:36:16 AM
Quote from: Walrosferatu
I've been playing XIII a lot.  The graphics are pretty bad, cell shading is pretty laughable at this stage.  The gameplay is unique, but by unique I mean inconvienent, and only really works once you're used to it.  But the storyline has kept me pretty interested so far.

The graphics may suck, but with the three panel description, detailing different angles of a headshot, it's pretty rewarding to be a sniper.


I like that game, but it's hard as fuck... even on the easy difficulty level I always get slaughtered in one of the snow levels.

Just bought "Shadow of the Colossus" for PS2.  Mmmmmm.......   8)

Come Monday I'll be able to play Grand Theft Auto anywhere I go.  Mmmmm......   :notworthy:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on October 22, 2005, 10:52:16 AM
I only played XIII on the cube...i hated the way the controller felt (especially after coming off playing a lot of Halo 2)...it seems XIII would be more fun on the Xbox
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 22, 2005, 08:37:41 PM
You're insane, Walrus. XIII is graphically mindblowing. Not in terms of technical achievement, sure, but... really...

I also hate how the Gamecube controller handles the game. It would be nice to have the Mac version.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gamblour. on October 23, 2005, 09:46:30 AM
Me and some friends got drunk and played Donkey Konga. Pretty awesome.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 23, 2005, 08:57:26 PM
I'm stuck on that level where you have to escort that Adam West character in the snow... any video game where you have to protect hostages or do escorts sucks because they're always stupid and run right into gunfire.

I've really been building up the urge to play Fallout 2 again.  I love that game ever so much, so I'll probably be rambling about my adventures later on...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 23, 2005, 11:15:22 PM
Quote from: Walrosferatu
I've really been building up the urge to play Fallout 2 again.  I love that game ever so much, so I'll probably be rambling about my adventures later on...

Try playing all-melee. I've thought of doing that, but I don't have the time or patience.

I once tried to wipe out every gang in New Reno by planting explosives on all the leaders. The game crashed so many times I eventually gave up.

Maybe you should try that.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 24, 2005, 09:35:54 AM
Nice guide JB. Pretty dead on too. I'm a different build from every other rogue I know (Ambush/Backstab with Preperation/Blade Flurry/Imp. Sap). You guide works great with mail wearers but when it comes to cloth (exception: Warlock - use stunlock) and leather I found it's best to open with max damage than stun (especially against mages because they blink out of stuns).

For mages: Ambush > Backstab > (Usually they will either Frost Nova at this point or Blink) If FN then vanish and stalk to reopen with another Ambush to kill - If Blink hit sprint and catch up but watch out for FN. And just remember, if they've blinked then they can be KS with your combos and another Backstab should do the trick. Thistle Tea is hugely important in PVP because you can get then necessary energy at any time.

For priests: Ambush > Backstab > (They will fear) PVP Trinket > Sprint > KS > Backstab > Kick > SS > Evis. The secret is to never let them get distance. They will Pain you and do that drag zap thing if you give them distance.

For rogues: Use your stunlock guide but instead of the first KS use a Rupture and then a Gouge once you have the energy (Thistle Tea very useful in this step). Be prepared for a sprint away from you (which if you have crippling poison on won't be a problem).

The whole Ambush > Backstab is the most damaging combo in the game and can be done without any problem if you learn your timing. Each server has a heartbeat and you can get a counter that will show you it or watch your cooldown counter. Hit Ambush a split second before the heartbeat and then immediatly hit Backstab. Guaranteed 1200-2600 hit off those 2 moves on my build and they happen too fast for the player to react.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 24, 2005, 11:00:22 AM
Thanks, Raikus.  :yabbse-grin: I don't have much PvP experience...

So for the ambush > backstab combo, do you think Cold Blood will suffice, or is Improved Ambush necessary?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 24, 2005, 01:39:19 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman

Try playing all-melee. I've thought of doing that, but I don't have the time or patience.

I once tried to wipe out every gang in New Reno by planting explosives on all the leaders. The game crashed so many times I eventually gave up.

Maybe you should try that.


I played all Melee once.  I even took on Frank Horrigan hand to hand (which was NOT easy).  I had taken a few liberties like using Wine, Rotgut and other kinds of alcohol on him to make him lose Perception.  I also used the Mega Power Fist, and eventually worked my way into just facing him with the regular Power Fist, without using alcohol on him, and being on a much higher level.  This was not easy at all...

I got my Unarmed so high that I could knock people out with a punch to the head (God bless the Slayer perk).  

If you think all melee is hard, try going all diplomat (high speech, barter, etc.) Now THAT is trying on your nerves.

Also, there are patches scattered about the internet to fix that freezing, and I have to say it's one of the more annoying aspects about Fallout 2, but I have come to peace with it.  If you think it's hard killing every boss, try working for every boss (yeah, it's possible, it's just a very peculiar order)

God, I am going to go play this right now...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 24, 2005, 02:17:30 PM
Quote from: Walrosferatu
Also, there are patches scattered about the internet to fix that freezing, and I have to say it's one of the more annoying aspects about Fallout 2, but I have come to peace with it.  If you think it's hard killing every boss, try working for every boss (yeah, it's possible, it's just a very peculiar order)

The problem was that I planted explosives on them and left the area quietly to avoid any consequences. When the next area loads... crash.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 24, 2005, 03:25:29 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Walrosferatu
Also, there are patches scattered about the internet to fix that freezing, and I have to say it's one of the more annoying aspects about Fallout 2, but I have come to peace with it.  If you think it's hard killing every boss, try working for every boss (yeah, it's possible, it's just a very peculiar order)

The problem was that I planted explosives on them and left the area quietly to avoid any consequences. When the next area loads... crash.


I know what you mean, you can get a job to kill a Hubologist in NCR, and the only way to do it without drawing a gun or making an apparent sound would be to put a bomb in his pocket, but it always froze.  I believe they have a patch for that out there.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 24, 2005, 05:24:56 PM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Thanks, Raikus.  :yabbse-grin: I don't have much PvP experience...

So for the ambush > backstab combo, do you think Cold Blood will suffice, or is Improved Ambush necessary?

You almost always want to save Cold Blood for a 5 point Eviscerate. I personally love Imp. Ambush, but you have to give up some talents in Assassination and Combat to get it. Ideally I would keep CB and just Ambush>Backstab>Thistle Tea>Gouge>Backstab>CB>Evis. Only a Warrior/Shaman/Pally would live through that chain.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Myxo on October 25, 2005, 04:17:55 PM
:lol:

(http://www.botb.org/modules/PNphpBB2/files/epic_mount.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 26, 2005, 12:37:18 PM
:yabbse-grin: Beautiful!

I'm also partial to this. (http://www.expectnothing.com/pub/posts/attached/0002k1cc.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 26, 2005, 01:57:33 PM
Quote from: Raikus
I'm also partial to this. (http://www.expectnothing.com/pub/posts/attached/0002k1cc.gif)

Oh my God. That made me cry.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on October 26, 2005, 08:42:43 PM
That's the problem with RPG players... they have the patience to play their games for days at a time, but not to fully type out the phrase "what the fuck?"

There's a truism somewhere in there... but I'm too busy playing "Grand Theft Auto" to figure it out.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 27, 2005, 09:16:03 AM
Well, the main problem is you have 10-15 kids on there as characters who don't care/know how to spell or think it's cool to talk in "elite." That's why I loved my 18+ only guild on Firetree, because there was none of that mentality. WTF, and ROFL are used for comedic effects and not for actual communication.

But, if GTA did have a General Channel I'm sure it would be full of "OMG WTF? I'm on drugorx LOL!!!1 :P"
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 27, 2005, 07:43:04 PM
Quote from: Raikus
Well, the main problem is you have 10-15 kids on there as characters who don't care/know how to spell or think it's cool to talk in "elite." That's why I loved my 18+ only guild on Firetree, because there was none of that mentality. WTF, and ROFL are used for comedic effects and not for actual communication.

But, if GTA did have a General Channel I'm sure it would be full of "OMG WTF? I'm on drugorx LOL!!!1 :P"



yeah, thats the only gay think about gamer dorks.  i hate the way they type/talk.  gamer slang is annoying.  i liked games and i am not annoying.  but i hate the true gamers.  i like my xbox but its statistically proven that xbox gamers are bigger dorks than  either ps2 or gamecube people.  you see, gamecube people are usually younger and stpuider and more "kiddiee"  and ps2 owners are more of a douche bag type of people.  a lot of xbox gamers even look more geeky.  they have short black hair that loooks like they dont wash it, they have crooked teeth [always], they are very skinny and have fragile forearms, they waer awful dorky clothes like the kind of clothes you see at those novelty store in the mall.  but what poisses me the most abotu xbox game dorks is that they have the worst taste in music and film.  they love that shitty music that ea sports puts in their games.  they love cheesy ass rap like 50 cent and nelly.  they like shit-rock bamnds like static x, godsmack, and my chemical romance,...and all of their favoriter films are dorky comic book films/action movies .or fight club.  thats the true sign of a dork, if you fav orite film is figth club.  if you dotrn believe me go check out the xbox message boards at gamefaqs.com, and the film board. at ign.com......
by the way, whoever did my rank.....i like it.... :yabbse-thumbup:  good job
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on October 28, 2005, 04:13:24 AM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
yeah, thats the only gay think about gamer dorks.  i hate the way they type/talk.

(to say nothing of the irony in ur quote) u failed, neon..
Quote from: Hedwig
i challenge you to go an entire month without using the word 'gay' as a negative descriptor.

but on the plus side u won a new rank.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on October 28, 2005, 09:42:50 AM
Okay fuck all this MMORPG talk, who is psyched about the Xbox 360 release?

I was stupid enough not to pre-order...So it looks like the God Damn Man will have to walk in on November 22nd and bitch slap my way to a Xbox 360.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on October 28, 2005, 11:09:15 AM
Quote from: Gosh Darn I'm a man?!?!?!
Okay fuck all this MMORPG talk, who is psyched about the Xbox 360 release?

I was stupid enough not to pre-order...So it looks like the God Damn Man will have to walk in on November 22nd and bitch slap my way to a Xbox 360.


i'm very excited.  I just have to make sure I have the money for it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 28, 2005, 11:31:01 AM
Quote from: Gosh Darn I'm a man?!?!?!
Okay fuck all this MMORPG talk, who is psyched about the Xbox 360 release?


I bet you are.

I'm going to be slow on that.  I might actually pick up a regular X-Box because the price will go down.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on October 28, 2005, 01:10:20 PM
Dude, Bill gates would penis slap you if he wasn't a android...

Instead he'll just make you give him money the old fashion way, by paying royalties on a windows based PC,

Jesus Walus, why don't you just lift your skirt up for pennies you cheap whore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 28, 2005, 07:29:14 PM
why do people get bent out of shape  about using the word "gay"?

maybe its an age thing..when i was younger i use to be all about liberal, peace, love and all about political correctness.  now as i get older who gives a shit if i use gay as a negative demeaner?  there is more important things in life to worry about than trivial stuff like this.  i thought it was understood that i am a a cool kat and have no ill feelings towards homosexuals.  i always say fuck what you wanna fuck.. i may not agree w/ it or be down with it. but i can still be cool w/ you on a personal level.  and to prove this if one of ya'll sassy admins could spice up my rank a little  but like "gay...and love to fuck man ass"  i would wear it proudly

when i use the term gay  don't mean homo

i mean LAME..........................
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on October 28, 2005, 08:22:33 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
when i use the term gay  don't mean homo

i mean LAME..........................


Well... that's the point, dude.

It's like if people started using "Latino" or "female" or "Republican" as synonyms for "lame".  It's not that you're bashing gay people when you say it, it's that you're distorting the entire language to bash gay people when you say it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 28, 2005, 08:55:19 PM
Quote from: polkablues
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
when i use the term gay  don't mean homo

i mean LAME..........................


Well... that's the point, dude.

It's like if people started using "Latino" or "female" or "Republican" as synonyms for "lame".  It's not that you're bashing gay people when you say it, it's that you're distorting the entire language to bash gay people when you say it.


hmm, i'll play devils advocate w/you  :yabbse-grin:

latino isn't a good example in this case b/c there is nothign that is slang for the term latino...its diffeent when its a culture.  for example:

"dude, i think most of cameron crowes movies are gay."

"dude, i think most of cameron crowes movies are latino."

it doesnt liek that in all cases.  gay is just one of those special words that
has more than one meaning.  its just understood,...

like the term ghetto.  like, um, if i saw that you bought a pair of jordache shoesa from wal-mart i woudl say.  "damn, polka, those shoes are ghetto"  

thats anothe rexample of a qword that can be used and shouldnt be offensive.  i dotn mean it to be offensive  and peopel shouldnt tak eoffense to it.

ghetto means cheap
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on October 28, 2005, 09:38:56 PM
but ghetto is a culture.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: hedwig on October 28, 2005, 11:54:51 PM
I was the one who challeneged you. I wasn't getting bent out of shape. Nobody was. By the way, polka's right. Also:

Quote from: NEON MERCURY
when i was younger i use to be all about liberal, peace, love and all about political correctness. now as i get older who gives a shit if i use gay as a negative demeaner? there is more important things in life to worry about than trivial stuff like this.


Why was it relevant to state that you were once "about" peace and love? Were you implying that your transformation from liberalism/"political correctness" (which itself is a questionable term) to what you percieve to be conservatism/"political-incorrectness" involved your rejection of the princples of peace/love?

EDIT: I deleted some things I'd written that I realized weren't necessary and would only draw attention away from the question above, which I was asking sincerely.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 28, 2005, 11:55:16 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
now as i get older who gives a shit if i use gay as a negative demeaner? there is more important things in life to worry about than trivial stuff like this.

It's a simple matter of respect. You're gonna have to learn to deal with it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on October 29, 2005, 11:28:30 AM
You flamin homo's. Shut the hell up and talk about video games!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Tictacbk on October 29, 2005, 03:07:51 PM
psh...video games are so republican.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on October 29, 2005, 08:44:14 PM
Quote from: NEON MERCURY
now as i get older who gives a shit if i use gay as a negative demeaner? there is more important things in life to worry about than trivial stuff like this.

that's funny u should say that, it's really the opposite which should be true. when ur young u can get away with not understanding why it's 'gay' to say 'gay'. as i got older i stopped even writing ghey. granted sumtimes it's called for, especially in conversation when something happens that is just FLAMING. but even then it's a matter of timing.

i know that ur cool, that's a given, this one trait of urs is the only thing that really makes u look dumber than u need to. maybe not dumber, but like DULLER.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on November 19, 2005, 04:14:39 PM
has anyone played the new matrix game Path of Neo? the first part of the game is bullshit but there are some fights that are so much fun...the control you have over the camera in bullit time is awesome...at the end of the third movie after the final agent smith fight these two digitized figures come on the screen and the voices of the wachowski's explain why they changed the end "that whole jesus thing doesn't fly in video games" and then you proceed to fight a giant agent smith that is really lame..but this game has some great points and should be played...the best movie to videogame i've ever played (cause most of them suck suck suck)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 21, 2005, 09:22:48 AM
Our guild (Cynical on Firetree) downed Ragnaros Saturday night. It was about our 6th attempt. For those not familiar with WoW he's one of the top bosses on the server (2nd or 3rd hardest on there).
(http://www.cynicalguild.com/screens/rag_small.jpg)
This game certainly gets even better at your end game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 23, 2005, 01:41:51 PM
My guild on Sargeras regularly does Onyxia and MC runs. My rogue is 53 now, and it will be nice (soon) to join in. (Plus their loot system is extremely fair.) Next up, mage and dwarf holy priest.

Sargeras is now "full" during peak hours. Isn't Firetree a low population server? I don't know how you can find groups on a low population server. And the BG queue must be hours-long.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 23, 2005, 03:35:05 PM
Actually it's pretty great. There are always 10 groups forming at one time (according to an add on I have) for a variety of instances. BG times are instant for Ally side. Our guild is very heavy PVP and we que up and get in within 20 seconds nearly all the time. I hear the horde have to wait about 20 mintues for their ques.

The only bad thing is our server goes down ALL THE TIME. Right now, for instance, it's being reset. Monday nights you usually can't log in, crap like that. But all in all it's great once you get in.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on November 24, 2005, 05:10:01 PM
http://gamerwidow.com/
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 25, 2005, 03:41:14 PM
Actually it's pretty great. There are always 10 groups forming at one time (according to an add on I have) for a variety of instances. BG times are instant for Ally side. Our guild is very heavy PVP and we que up and get in within 20 seconds nearly all the time. I hear the horde have to wait about 20 mintues for their ques.

The only bad thing is our server goes down ALL THE TIME. Right now, for instance, it's being reset. Monday nights you usually can't log in, crap like that. But all in all it's great once you get in.

That's surprising. I did a bit of BG when my rogue was 49, and the AB queue was about 10-30 min. Can't even get into WSG. I tried AV at 53 (just curious) and couldn't get an invite. Plus, Alliance is horribly unorganized on our server compared to the Horde. We lose AB and AV about 70-80% of the time.

Anyway, since my rogue is quietly approaching 60, can you tell me what the best use of a 60 rogue is? When my guild does Onyxia and MC apparently only the main tank (the guild master) is allowed to melee bosses. Everyone else, including rogues, are ranged. This is a bit disappointing, since instances are my favorite part of the game. BGs are good, world PvP is fun, but there's nothing like a great instance. Are there any high-level instances in which rogues excel or are needed? (Plus I can really get a good group together. I'm the master of the /who search.) And can you recommend any instances with good BOE drops?

Also, I just figured out how to AOE grind with my mage. It's pretty amazing. At 27 I took on a group of six level 21-23 murlocs in Wetlands.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 28, 2005, 11:00:04 AM
Rogues are very usefull in Strat (Live side), Scholo, BRD, UBRS and LBRS. The main reason is crowd control with these instances. If you have Improved Sap you can take a mob out of the fight for nearly a minute. Outside of that, a rogue is still the primary DPS dealer in the raid. In MC you're pretty useless until Ragnaros. At Rag you want as many DPS dealers decked out in Fire Resistance gear as possible. All DPS stands around him and just goes all out and tries to down him before the second wave of his "Sons" come. But really, you just stand there until DPS is called for with most MC bosses and Onyxia fights.

As far as the instances you will want to run now to get your end game gear, it's mostly Strat and Scholo. Stuff like Cadaverous Armor and Shadowcraft pieces drop in those instances and you'll need to be decked out to get into MC/BWL/Onyxia.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 28, 2005, 08:43:59 PM
Since mages have been out-DPSing my rogue lately I've kind of realized that the rogue's greatest strengths are stealth and stuns. That combined with advice from 60s has pretty much convinced me to swtich from Assassination to Subtlety. This (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/rogues/talents.html?30000000000000003023000000000000000055055103303122311) is the build I'll probably switch to at 60. What do you think?

Sargeras is now "full" during peak hours.

(http://xixax.com/files/jb/sargerasfull.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 29, 2005, 10:37:59 AM
Looks like an interesting build. I can understand decking out Subtlety but it's probably not that necessary. I think if you took some unnecessary points out of it and placed it in Crit % and SS it would benefit you more. Here's a build I modified from yours where you keep all your high item Subtlety talents but get a few important Combat/Assassination ones.

Be a fun build to play. (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/rogues/talents.html?30502000000000003223000000000000000005054103203120311)

The major sacrifice is doing away with either Camo or MoD at your base of Subtlety. I find Camo much more useful than MoD though. Speed helps in PvP.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on November 29, 2005, 12:35:52 PM
Looks like an interesting build. I can understand decking out Subtlety but it's probably not that necessary. I think if you took some unnecessary points out of it and placed it in Crit % and SS it would benefit you more. Here's a build I modified from yours where you keep all your high item Subtlety talents but get a few important Combat/Assassination ones.

Be a fun build to play. (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/rogues/talents.html?30502000000000003223000000000000000005054103203120311)

The major sacrifice is doing away with either Camo or MoD at your base of Subtlety. I find Camo much more useful than MoD though. Speed helps in PvP.

I know I'm sacrificing a 5% critical chance, but this build is not dependent on crits like my assassination build. I don't think that's the rogue's strength anyway. Rogues can be easily outdamaged by a good AoE mage or fury warrior. Even the survival hunter I group with has been out-DPSing me, and my build is made to maximize damage. It seems that stealth and stuns are the rogue's greatest assets, especially in PvP. In AV yesterday my strategy of moving with a group and poking out for a cheap shot / kidney on warriors and shamans worked really well. That's all a mage needs to take them out. My favorite part of the game is still instances though, and we both know that a subtlety rogue is a great support class. My only worry is that Premeditation and Initiative (and much of the rest of the subtlety tree) are meant for short battles, which would make me much less strong against bosses (which seems to be my strength now). I suppose a subtlety rogue would be more useful against adds and minions and such and keeping aggro off casters (and sapping), rather than hacking on bosses which often have AoE and stuns and things that will kill a rogue very quickly. And still with Improved Backstab, I'll contribute decent DPS after stealth is out of the equation.

I'm fine going without Improved SS. Chances are when I'm not backstabbing I'll be using Hemorrhage when I need a cheap (and cheaper than SS) combo point. And Murder I can do without, just seems a waste for the small % it provides. And when I miss a Sap (which is extremely rare), Preparation gives me an extra Vanish, so I can then dodge the aggro and Cheap Shot... plus Camo and Improved Vanish would really help there. Improved Vanish will also help me escape Frost Novas in PvP and boss AoEs after a wipe (I can't count how many times my post-wipe Vanishes were broken in Uldaman because I couldn't escape the stomps quickly enough.)

I agree with your "be a fun build to play" sentiment, and that's why I'd rather specialize in stealth and stuns. (And also why I like MoD, which provides a 15-higher-level stealth, whatever that number means.) My only major weaknesses (that I can think of) would be continuous BG soloing and spamming large crits during long boss battles. I can do without that.

Another thing.... I'm thinking of dropping either Herbalism or Mining for Engineering. Any thoughts? (I discovered that I can specialize in Gnomish Engineering for the Death Ray and still have a Goblin Engineer make XL cables for me.)

Also, I just thought of a one-on-one strategy (against someone who can't escape stuns) using the Subtlety build. It's a little strange, but I think it would work. It assumes you can't pull of an initial ambush/backstab/kidney.

Premeditation
Sap (Improved)
Ambush
Kidney (using 3-4 CP)
Backstab
Vanish
Cheap Shot
Backstab
Eviscerate (using 3-4 CP)

You could even Vanish again to repeat the last 3 steps. And if you'd rather start the battle with Cheap Shot (sacrificing the Ambush), that would mean up to 3 Cheap Shots in one battle (with no cooldown).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 29, 2005, 04:08:16 PM
so , no one has played the xbox 360?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 29, 2005, 04:37:17 PM
so , no one has played the xbox 360?

Yawn.  Wait two years until you can buy a used one for 50 bucks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 29, 2005, 11:04:18 PM
apparently that's never going to happen,

http://www.datafuse.net/page.php?news=703

good thing is, they already modded it .
not that i want to buy one..., i'm going to wait for one of them new nintendos
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 30, 2005, 12:56:57 AM
Now I can finally afford an Xbox.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 01, 2005, 02:19:58 AM
Back on topic...

I think this (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/rogues/talents.html?30430010000000003203000000000000000045055003303120001) is my final build. I dumped Setup, Ghostly Strike, and Hemorrhage because they seem to be meant for sword/combat rogues. Now I get Relentless Strikes, which I'm dependent on for a good kidney/backstab mid-battle combo. And Ruthlessness helps with bosses. I sacrifice two non-essentials, Improved Distract and a point off Master of Deception.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 01, 2005, 02:25:40 AM
Back on topic...

Man, we need two separate threads for this stuff... this is like when the gravy on your salisbury steak spills over onto your apple cobbler (in this analogy, WoW=gravy, badass console gaming=delicious cobbler).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 01, 2005, 02:43:39 AM
We could have the consolve vs. PC debate again if that's what you want...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 01, 2005, 04:35:18 AM
no, that's ok, i'll just change the title of the thread..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 01, 2005, 09:38:03 PM
no, that's ok, i'll just change the title of the thread..

haha..


We could have the consolve vs. PC debate again if that's what you want...

disclaimer:  i am an anti-social loser...so dont hate on what I about to say..its just an observation relating to the new title of this thread...its all in good fun.......but...


i think that pc gamers are prone to be bigger dorks/nerds/virgins/losers/etc.  than console gamers...well, gaming in general is a dorky thing which i am proud to be apart of but pc gamers are ugly looking...and they take gaming way to seriously.....we all know [as evident in this thread] that role playing games are the biggest attraction for dorks...and the pc has the most advance types of rpgs....and that online shit thrives into a geek community...i think console gamers are more likely to be white trash than pc gamers though...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 02, 2005, 03:30:12 AM
i think that pc gamers are prone to be bigger dorks/nerds/virgins/losers/etc.  than console gamers...well, gaming in general is a dorky thing which i am proud to be apart of but pc gamers are ugly looking...and they take gaming way to seriously.....we all know [as evident in this thread] that role playing games are the biggest attraction for dorks...and the pc has the most advance types of rpgs....and that online shit thrives into a geek community...i think console gamers are more likely to be white trash than pc gamers though...

So you're trying to tell me that console gamers have an intense need for stereotyping and cultural categorization?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 02, 2005, 10:48:18 AM
please split this thread. i'm getting nauseous. i don't hate whatever game it is you're talking about, but i want more talk about consoles... please.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 02, 2005, 10:47:15 PM
please split this thread. i'm getting nauseous. i don't hate whatever game it is you're talking about, but i want more talk about consoles... please.
do u realise i would hav to go back and select over 40 pages of accumulated posts about WoW?

it takes an RPG-player level of free time to do that! oh the irony of it all..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on December 03, 2005, 04:05:24 PM
Our guild spent our first night in Black Wing Lair last night. Downed Razorgore after 8 attempts.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on December 03, 2005, 09:26:08 PM
Our guild spent our first night in Black Wing Lair last night. Downed Razorgore after 8 attempts.

Congrats. That fight is one of the hardest. I recently deleted my paladin (omg) because a guild, same server, only horde, asked me to play with them. They were fourth or fifth game-wide to down Nefarius. I just got 60 last tuesday (9 days played) on my new shaman. I went to MC that night and got 4 epics, the night after a Hand of Edward the Odd dropped, so I got that. I'm doing BWL tomorrow night with them and another MC/Onyxia monday. They have BWL down to one night.

Wednesday and Thursday we were on the test realm trying out AQ. Got to the third boss, and have been working on her.

I miss my paladin and I'm pretty bad at my shaman so far in PVP. PVE i've been consistently in the top 3 or 4 healers so that's gotten me some major props considering most of the members have full tier two epics.

I also stopped visiting xixax because I hate the new layout. Consider this my one post comeback.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 04, 2005, 01:49:03 AM
so , no one has played the xbox 360?

I'm trying.  I waited in line in the cold for 3 hrs on launch day.  There were 53 units, I was #54 in line.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 04, 2005, 10:28:03 AM
i think that pc gamers are prone to be bigger dorks/nerds/virgins/losers/etc.  than console gamers...well, gaming in general is a dorky thing which i am proud to be apart of but pc gamers are ugly looking...and they take gaming way to seriously.....we all know [as evident in this thread] that role playing games are the biggest attraction for dorks...and the pc has the most advance types of rpgs....and that online shit thrives into a geek community...i think console gamers are more likely to be white trash than pc gamers though...

So you're trying to tell me that console gamers have an intense need for stereotyping and cultural categorization?


 :yabbse-grin: jb, i aint like that brotha...from my 28 years of experience on life and 20 of those spent gaming...i have noticed some things...i say that pc gamers are the more dorky of the bunch, generally, than console gamers...but i mean this as sort of a backhanded compliment b/c pc games are more advanced [likely due to processing power] than console games so....it takes a person w/more intellect than a console gamer is willing to do...think of console games as a quick fix..while pc games are a full course meal....also, pc gamers have to continually upgrade their shit to play new shit and console people are usually to poor, ignorant, and cheap to do so......pc games are dominated by the rpg/rts/simulation/strategic warfare genre...that type of stuff is very dorky..but takes more skill [i.e. smarts] than console games..what usually dominates console markets are sports games[which is white trash, thuggish, and redneck], first person shooters [which is white trash, and pseudo-hipters], action games [which has some degree of dorks, but is full of white trash b/c action games are easy to play and therefore a white trash person can understand the game], and than there are the white trash/urban/thuggish genre which includes grand theft auto[major white trash game] and true crime and martial arts inspired games, and any game featuring 50 cent. ...all of those games are catered to small minded, dumb, people...like the type of people that would fuck someones dog for a cheat code....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 04, 2005, 01:39:46 PM
...no...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 05, 2005, 01:25:51 AM
There's no real point in getting a 360 now since the launch games are ok, but you can live without them.

I'm waiting for some seriously awesome games to come out and really utilize the capabilities of the system.  They didn't get too far with Xbox or Ps2 because of the evolution into the next stage, I know there's plenty of unexplored territory on both of those consoles, and I feel like a lot wil be skipped on the 360 as they get ready for the 360.1.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 05, 2005, 02:45:21 AM
There's no real point in getting a 360 now since the launch games are ok, but you can live without them.

I'm waiting for some seriously awesome games to come out and really utilize the capabilities of the system.  They didn't get too far with Xbox or Ps2 because of the evolution into the next stage, I know there's plenty of unexplored territory on both of those consoles, and I feel like a lot wil be skipped on the 360 as they get ready for the 360.1.

I'm going to give it another try tomorrow.  I'm really excited about Project Gotham Racing 3 and Perfect Dark Zero.  In the near future:  Ghost Recon 3 and Elder Scrolls IV excite me.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on December 05, 2005, 10:50:24 AM
Getting back to the real point of this thread: My game progress...

I somehow managed to walk away with a Perdition's Blade last night off of Ragnaros. Also a pair of Nightslayer Boots. We operate off DKP points and I beat the other roller by 1 point. As it was, I think I'm the only person in the history of WoW to have a Perdition's Blade, still be wearing a green belt, and not have completed my Onyxia quest chain.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 05, 2005, 11:46:32 AM
Getting back to the real point of this thread: My game progress...

I somehow managed to walk away with a Perdition's Blade last night off of Ragnaros. Also a pair of Nightslayer Boots. We operate off DKP points and I beat the other roller by 1 point. As it was, I think I'm the only person in the history of WoW to have a Perdition's Blade, still be wearing a green belt, and not have completed my Onyxia quest chain.  :yabbse-grin:

For those not familiar with WoW, Perdition's Blade is the best dagger in the game, and Raikus will soon be kicked off his server.

By the way I'm in love with my new build. I lost nothing and gained everything... truly.

I tried DM East a couple nights ago with a group of 55-56s. We got past the third boss. But alas, no Felhide Cap for me.

I dropped herbalism on my rogue for engineering and should reach Gnomish specialization soon. I'm going with Goblin for my mage (who is 240, but needs to get to 35) so I can supply my rogue (and other Gnomish engineers I know) with The Big One and XL Cables and such.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 06, 2005, 04:52:23 AM
For those not familiar with WoW, Perdition's Blade is the best dagger in the game, and Raikus will soon be kicked off his server.
of course :doh:. it all makes sense now..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 06, 2005, 02:57:52 PM
so I can supply my rogue (and other Gnomish engineers I know) with... XL Cables and such.

So your rogue is a sound engineer? 

This game is very confusing.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on December 08, 2005, 04:04:18 AM
Just wait until you see some Nefarian drops.

http://www.thottbot.com/?i=51920

I'm leaving it at that, for now.

A guy in my guild has it. He generally has been leading DPS charts in MC by nearly double of what the next closest person has. It is ridiculous.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 11, 2005, 12:28:51 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0007OGDIC.01-AIGI2YLZJE0LN._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

One of the most intresting games I've ever played in a long time.  I highly recommend this game, it just gets better and better.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 11, 2005, 12:33:07 AM
Just picked this up to hold me over until I actually get a xbox 360.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000066JRN.01-AIGI2YLZJE0LN._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 11, 2005, 12:49:56 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0007OGDIC.01-AIGI2YLZJE0LN._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

One of the most intresting games I've ever played in a long time.  I highly recommend this game, it just gets better and better.

YES... I just rented this the other day, and I've been playing it non-stop since.  "Engrossing" would be a good word to describe this game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 13, 2005, 04:38:33 PM
hohoh , bad buzz keeps pilling up for the xbox 360. no one gave a damn in japan!
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbox-360-japan-launch-guide/index.php
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on December 13, 2005, 04:44:37 PM
hohoh , bad buzz keeps pilling up for the xbox 360. no one gave a damn in japan!
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/xbox-360-japan-launch-guide/index.php

That isn't really shocking.  They didn't give a damn about the Xbox either.  The only problem I have is there are that many unsold units there, and so many people here who are without one.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 13, 2005, 07:08:14 PM
hohoh , bad buzz keeps pilling up for the xbox 360. no one gave a damn in japan!
i guess they were too busy studying (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=6105.msg210766#msg210766)..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 14, 2005, 07:59:51 PM
Can anyone recommend a good Gamecube RPG in the vein of Baldur's Gate?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on December 15, 2005, 12:40:01 AM
Tales of Symphonia?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 19, 2005, 02:26:32 PM
I hit 60 last night.

I'd like to thank the Timbermaw in northern Azshara for being exceedingly weak and numerous. (I had already turned my Timbermaw rep getting into Moonglade.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 20, 2005, 03:13:47 AM
I hit 60 last night.
get used to it. u won't be hitting much else..  :salute:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 20, 2005, 11:38:07 AM
(http://www.picpop.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Owned2/bloddy-owned.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 20, 2005, 06:29:51 PM
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/oh_snap.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on December 28, 2005, 04:32:51 PM
Well fucko's I was one of those fucking idiots that actually waited more than 10 hours to get an xbox 360 on launch day. It was glorious, even my girlfriend was with me (god bless her heart). Took it home played it for about a month, then just yesterday the fucking thing broke down on me.  :doh:

However, I called microsoft and they told me all I had to do is send it to them, and they would send me a new one. FUCK!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on December 28, 2005, 05:07:04 PM
how did it break? i'm thinking of investing in one, i played about 30 minutes worth of Call of Duty 2 and my erection didn't go away for several days.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 01, 2006, 03:04:29 PM
how did it break? i'm thinking of investing in one, i played about 30 minutes worth of Call of Duty 2 and my erection didn't go away for several days.

While playing call of duty 2 on xbox live late one night, my system froze on me. At the moment I thought nothing of it, and  restarted my 360 and continued playing aroused the entire night with no problems. The next day I sat down to play the game again, hoping it would make me cream my pants like the many nights before.

 however when i turned on the system I noticed the xbox 360 logo did not show, suddenly a flash of light on my t.v. appeared and quickly when to black. I suddenly noticed that the "green" circular xbox light on the console had was now flashing 3 red lights!!!.

I quickly remembered everything i had learned watching movies (red lights = bomb), I jumped from my couch and ran outside expecting a blast of massive impact. However, after waiting 20 minutes outside, i walked back inside my house and dialed 1800-4-myxbox,

I told them everything. How my 360 had died, how I would no longer be able to maintain an erection if I didn't that massive white box staring at me from my entertainment center. I cried, and they felt my pain so they said  they would send me a box (which was later entitled "the coffin") to send my defective xbox to them. They told me I would receive one back that would perform like a champ...

But still, some nights I stay up...
thinking where is my xbox....
is it cold?
is it lonely?
is it craving for me to stick my penisaroonie into one of it's USB ports...again?

how cruel this world can be...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 01, 2006, 03:11:08 PM
But still, some nights I stay up...
thinking where is my xbox....

My guess is, it's in a box being shipped to someone else who sent in their defective Xbox, while their Xbox is on its way to you.  I have the sneaking suspicion that they just rotate the broken ones around like pedophile priests.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on January 02, 2006, 01:27:29 AM
how did it break? i'm thinking of investing in one, i played about 30 minutes worth of Call of Duty 2 and my erection didn't go away for several days.
is it craving for me to stick my penisaroonie into one of it's USB ports...again?

how cruel this world can be...


ouch...

so i'll just wait until Halo 3 comes out...unlesss...has anyone played Dead or Alive 4 yet?

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 02, 2006, 07:43:14 PM
I hate waiting for my 360 to return to me...

In fact, I'm mad as hell! And I'm not gonna take it any longer!!!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 04, 2006, 12:55:33 PM
how did it break? i'm thinking of investing in one, i played about 30 minutes worth of Call of Duty 2 and my erection didn't go away for several days.
is it craving for me to stick my penisaroonie into one of it's USB ports...again?

how cruel this world can be...


ouch...

so i'll just wait until Halo 3 comes out...unlesss...has anyone played Dead or Alive 4 yet?



I have DOA4.  Offline is much the same, online it is great.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 04, 2006, 02:44:05 PM
Got my 360 back today, all is well.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 05, 2006, 02:09:32 PM
Got my 360 back today, all is well.

Which games do you have?

I have Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Condemned, Dead or Alive 4, Smash TV, Bejewelled 2, Hexic & Geometry Wars.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on January 10, 2006, 05:32:49 PM
they're back, in the best game ever:
http://www.bandaigames.com/games/tama_cs_ds.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 16, 2006, 01:27:26 PM
(http://xixax.com/files/jb/deathray2058.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 16, 2006, 09:28:08 PM
You gain Weight.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 17, 2006, 12:09:25 AM
Am I the only one who feels really bad for Shadowsdream?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on January 17, 2006, 12:11:34 AM
i remember the last time i was afflicted by Sap...it hurt and it took a lot of topical cream to remove so hopefully i can spread the word that Sap is nothing to mess with...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 18, 2006, 11:24:51 AM
Got my 360 back today, all is well.

Which games do you have?

I have Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Condemned, Dead or Alive 4, Smash TV, Bejewelled 2, Hexic & Geometry Wars.

It's crazy, I rented Perfect Dark Zero and never played it once. I haven't played Project gotham racing yet either. Codemned I have played and enjoyed it, for the 2 hours I played it. I don't know if I'd purchase it though. I'm not a real big FPS fan. Although, COD2 is amazing, online and off.

I have NBA2k6, Kameo (which is just amazing), DOA4 (kind of regret getting this), and had Madden (but it was so horrible I sold it back.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 18, 2006, 12:57:00 PM
Got my 360 back today, all is well.

Which games do you have?

I have Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, Condemned, Dead or Alive 4, Smash TV, Bejewelled 2, Hexic & Geometry Wars.

It's crazy, I rented Perfect Dark Zero and never played it once. I haven't played Project gotham racing yet either. Codemned I have played and enjoyed it, for the 2 hours I played it. I don't know if I'd purchase it though. I'm not a real big FPS fan. Although, COD2 is amazing, online and off.

I have NBA2k6, Kameo (which is just amazing), DOA4 (kind of regret getting this), and had Madden (but it was so horrible I sold it back.)

I've had the save glitch error happen to me twice now in DOA4, where I lost all my characters and costumes.  I'm on the verge of selling it back.  Offline it's average but online it is fun.  As for Condemned, it is only 10 hrs, so I'd just rent it (which is what I'll probably do with Kameo).  Perfect Dark seems to be love/hate, it doesn't play anything like Halo, it is more of a cross between Goldeneye and Rainbow 6.

I've heard so much bad stuff about CoD2 online.  I've heard it's laggy and that there is no lobby system.  Also, only 8 players is disappointing.  I'll probably just rent CoD2 someday for the single player.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 21, 2006, 11:45:35 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on January 26, 2006, 02:16:56 PM
got the plans for steel weapon chain and sold for 380 today!

-sl-
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on January 26, 2006, 04:05:53 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.

a sequel to this will be the best survival horror game ever (next to Resident Evil 4)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on January 26, 2006, 10:30:25 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.

a sequel to this will be the best survival horror game ever (next to Resident Evil 4)

have you played Silent Hill 2?  :saywhat:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on January 26, 2006, 10:37:35 PM
uh huh
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on January 26, 2006, 11:42:42 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.

a sequel to this will be the best survival horror game ever (next to Resident Evil 4)

have you played Silent Hill 2?  :saywhat:

Or Condemned?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on January 27, 2006, 12:45:31 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.

a sequel to this will be the best survival horror game ever (next to Resident Evil 4)

have you played Silent Hill 2?  :saywhat:

Or Condemned?

never heard of it, for PC?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on January 27, 2006, 09:01:44 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005Q8M4.01-A23NLORBGXOLEO._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

If you haven't played this, I suggest you borrow a friend's Gamecube and do so.  Gameplay is great, graphics are all right, but if you're into survival horror (and even if not) this game is worth a look.

If you haven't heard about it, the main feature that makes the game awesome is the "sanity meter."  Whenever you see zombies, kill innocent people, or otherwise see or do something that doesn't really make sense in reality, your sanity goes down. Getting these things out of your mind (such as vanquishing a zombie so that it burns up) will help you regain sanity with a sort of "out of sight, out of mind" kind of touch.  The lower your sanity, the more crazy things happen around your character.  I heard there were at least 100 different sort of drastic changes that occur when you're insane, not to mention all the little things like tilted rooms, things being out of place, etc.  For example, one time a character walked into a room and her head fell off of her shoulders, and the head kept crying until I picked it up as an item and it said "Press B to reattach head." 

This game is great for playing late at night.

a sequel to this will be the best survival horror game ever (next to Resident Evil 4)

have you played Silent Hill 2?  :saywhat:

Or Condemned?

never heard of it, for PC?

xbox 360
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 30, 2006, 12:26:07 AM
It's on the gamecube you fuckos. :doh:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on January 30, 2006, 11:53:22 AM
i like when my guild blocks offsite image linking.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 30, 2006, 03:58:23 PM
I am partial to Silent Hill over Silent Hill 2, personally... but I've been on a survival horror kick lately, so I may replay Silent Hill 2 to see if I just wasn't playing it right (I remember playing most of it during the day, whereas survival horror turns into a completely different game alone at night).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 31, 2006, 12:43:49 PM
(http://xixax.com/files/jb/spectersblade.jpg)

I got Specter's Blade (http://www.thottbot.com/?i=37357) last night and put Lifestealing (http://www.thottbot.com/?sp=20032) on it. I will not get a better dagger for a long time. I don't really have time for MC, and my guild has a lot of rogues and a waiting list for it, so the best FR and best rank goes first, neither of which I have. I figure it's a waste of time pre-expansion anyway, cause all our level 60 gear will be useless in a few months.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: deathnotronic on January 31, 2006, 01:04:54 PM
We just got world first for Horde (only to an Alliance guild on our server, who exploited) for the Twin Emperors in Ahn'Quiraj. (http://twelveprophets.com)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 31, 2006, 10:47:17 PM
AQ looks insane. How's your Perdition's Blade now, Raikus? (http://paradox.azerothguilds.net/aq/017.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on February 01, 2006, 02:21:34 AM
It's on the gamecube you fuckos. :doh:

not talking about the same game...


fucko
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on February 01, 2006, 11:23:14 AM
AQ looks insane. How's your Perdition's Blade now, Raikus? (http://paradox.azerothguilds.net/aq/017.jpg)
Still fine. I'll be upgrading to Sting shortly. Been saving up all my DKP for when we start AQ. The Deathdealer armor set is just outrageous too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on February 03, 2006, 09:37:15 AM
It's on the gamecube you fuckos. :doh:

not talking about the same game...


fucko

::slaps squints in the face with a used condom::

I challenge you to a duel!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on February 11, 2006, 11:38:01 PM
I just played through Call of Duty 2 on Veteran.  That was a challenge.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on February 12, 2006, 12:03:49 AM
I just played through Call of Duty 2 on Veteran.  That was a challenge.

You truly are the greatest generation.

 :salute:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on February 12, 2006, 05:55:07 PM
I just played through Call of Duty 2 on Veteran.  That was a challenge.

You truly are the greatest generation.

 :salute:

The ironic thing is my father was in WW2 (Iwo Jima), and one time I was visiting home and I was playing CoD2 and I wondered what he must thing of the whole thing.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: socketlevel on February 14, 2006, 12:44:47 PM
It's on the gamecube you fuckos. :doh:

condemned fucko
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Ravi on February 25, 2006, 12:27:41 PM
Mortal Kombat ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXd0dbELNu0)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: matt35mm on February 25, 2006, 12:36:18 PM
Mortal Kombat ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXd0dbELNu0)
Those guys might have had wives and children!



... awesome...!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Tictacbk on March 01, 2006, 05:12:02 PM

Because Street Fighter 2 was awesome:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3599345813932688090&q=elephant+larry
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on March 01, 2006, 08:31:09 PM
that was pretty funny
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 02, 2006, 04:04:24 PM
(http://www.ebgames.com/ebx_assets/product_images/257317.jpg)

This might turn a little sour like Indigo Prophecies since I only played the beginning, but the graphics are awesome.  Also, paranoia sets in early and only gets worse as the game progresses.

Very, very good.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on March 03, 2006, 03:06:33 AM
did your parents get tony a 360?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 03, 2006, 11:38:50 AM
I was making a video of my "end the battle with full health and mana" warlock strategy, and it became a particularily memorable PvP encounter. Here (http://xixax.com/files/lockvshaman.mov)'s the video. (Requires Quicktime 7 (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/).)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 03, 2006, 02:14:15 PM
Very nice. Locks are so ridiculously overpowered. Which is why I guess you, like I, rolled one  :)

Just never stick around after you kill a Shammy to gloat. They like that self-rez nature shock. Also, what addon is it that gives your combat text the comic book feel? That's pretty nifty.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 03, 2006, 03:20:13 PM
Scrolling Combat Text (http://ui.worldofwar.net/ui.php?id=75). One of my favorite addons. (You have 4 different font choices.)

You can see the ?? shaman (who finished me off) run by in ghost wolf form at 0:50. I think he was just standing there watching.

But yeah, warlocks are overpowered, and the most fun soloing class I've played. (Though I haven't played a hunter.) I think they're growing in popularity... they used to be the least popular class, but now I see them everywhere at low levels.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 09, 2006, 10:27:55 AM
I finally got Core Hound Tooth and most of my Nightslayer gear. Only need a couple more pieces to have my optimal gear. Respec'ed vigor and am having a lot of fun with it.

(http://ideaity.com/images/raikus-wow.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 09, 2006, 11:36:54 AM
I don't see any Death's Sting, Raikus...  :sleeping: ...

Are you putting +15 Agility or Lifestealing or Crusader on those?

I'm mostly going for attack power gear. I did UBRS a couple days ago and beat my guild's rogue officer (who is decked out, of course, with Perd's and everything) on the damage meter.

It would be nice to have NS, especially with my build, but I don't have the time or desire for that. And my guild switched to a "merit-based" loot system, so higher ranks get priority on everything. My friend (who's in the guild) did MC last night with his hunter, and Striker's Mark (http://www.thottbot.com/?i=27150) went to a warrior. It's kind of messed up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 09, 2006, 12:01:44 PM
Yeah, the gates just opened on our server. We cleared AQ 20 easily but are waiting on AQ 40 until we down Nefarion. We got him down to 19% on Sunday, but no luck closing it.

I've got +5 Damage on the Perd and +15 Agi on the CHT. Having my 5 piece NS bonus and Vigor is beautiful. 120 energy just beats all.

That is lame on the warrior winning the Striker's Mark. Blastershot would have been better. Save the Striker's Marks for the rogues  :)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 13, 2006, 12:39:28 PM
What happens when The Unstoppable Force (http://www.thottbot.com/?i=40529) hits The Immovable Object (http://www.thottbot.com/?i=38252)?

One possible answer (posted on Thott):

(http://www.voguehost.com/ims/u/nycrett/rawr/unstoppableforce.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Brazoliange on March 16, 2006, 05:53:39 PM
if anyone's interested, I'm offering up my DS, SP, and games for what I consider a pretty decent/reasonable price

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8269101567
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 17, 2006, 06:58:28 PM
Finally picked this bad boy up (waited for the used price to go down).  I'm a diehard Tekken fan, have been ever since 2.  I don't know if it's the best fighter ever, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0009KPKEM.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on March 17, 2006, 07:23:33 PM
"12+"?  Has the rating system changed?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 18, 2006, 10:02:36 PM
It was the first cover I found, that's not the American one.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on March 18, 2006, 11:21:16 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0009351R0.01-A1NDBS7YGOPBD6._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I can't recommend this game highly enough.  It's like a violence orgy, and you're the birthday girl.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on April 11, 2006, 04:18:03 AM
http://spikedhumor.com/articles/22282/WoW_Funeral_Ambush_Video.html

So an avid player of WoW dies in real life and his guild decides to have a funeral for him and another guild decides to ambush the funeral.

The quality of that video is shit. Not being a player of WoW i can just imagine the horrendous lag that the event would cause my computer. But still, the questions that arise from an act like this concerning human deceny, morals, and ethics juxstaposed with the reality of the video game world are mind boggling.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 11, 2006, 12:03:13 PM
Yeah that is a very pixelated video. You can't read anything.

While it may seem shocking that someone would do this, this kind of thing is allowed, even encouraged, by the game mechanics. World PvP (as opposed to PvP in isolated "battlegrounds") is a huge part of any PvP server. That's what makes a "PvP" server different from a "Normal" server... world PvP. You have to expect it. If I participated in said e-funeral, I would have completely expected what happened. Several horde guilds on my server have what they call "gank days," where large groups will wreak havoc on players half their level (or, as happened to me, camp the hallway outside BWL). Honestly, Blizzard probably envisions an alliance guild coming to the rescue and a highly balanced PvP battle ensuing, but that kind of thing just doesn't happen very often. Also note that they certainly didn't have to have this funeral in Winterspring, a "contested" area. They could have safely conducted their business elsewhere.

That said, players of the opposite faction also happen to be human beings, and you don't always have to take advantage of what the game allows. I've noticed, for example, that WoW tends to exacerbate jingoistic or racist feelings in people if such feelings already exist. I helped out a horde lowbie in Tirisfal Glades once by taking care of the mess he had gotten himself into (he subsequently attacked me, got flagged for PvP, and was one-shotted, but that's beside the point) and one of my group members was perplexed by my generosity. "We are at war," he said.

EDIT: a larger, clearer (but less creative) video here (http://www.filecloud.com/files/file.php?user_file_id=123092).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on April 11, 2006, 12:14:06 PM
you led the ambush didn't you..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/5_percent_emily/duck_hunt_dog.gif)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on April 13, 2006, 09:59:20 PM
GTA cited as car-chase motive
New York man gets two charges after car chase with cops; thought he could outrun police because he did it in Grand Theft Auto.

From the life-does-not-always-imitate-art department, an Albany, New York, resident was sentenced to jail for second-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault, reports the online branch of Capital 9 News.

Tyrone McMillan was taken into custody last year after leading police on a car chase when officers attempted to pull him over for a parole violation. After slamming into two cars, McMillan told police that he thought he could outrun them because he played games from Rockstar's controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise.

McMillan, in his 30s, apparently thought that his gaming skills translated to the real world. His experience navigating the fictional streets of San Andreas and Vice City with a PlayStation 2 controller led to a 55-minute real-life car chase, part of which had his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter and her 10-year-old cousin in the backseat. The girls leapt from the moving car while it was turning onto a highway.

But not even hours of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney could help him today, as a court judge slapped him with two concurrent seven-year jail terms. After serving time, he will be on parole for 10 years.

This isn't the first time Rockstar's top-selling franchise has been part of a criminal case. Devin Moore stands trial for the slayings of three Alabama police officers, an act which prosecuting attorneys say was influenced by playing Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

By Tim Surette -- GameSpot
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 10, 2006, 12:14:04 PM
Is anyone as excited about this Mario revamp as I am?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01hjVEMhsqU&search=mario
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Fernando on May 10, 2006, 01:51:16 PM
Is anyone as excited about this Mario revamp as I am?

I am, although I'm not too crazy about their graphics but it'll be great to play this new version.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 14, 2006, 09:18:24 PM
So I guess there was some poster at E3 that caused some commotion...

(http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/7666/fallout31mw.jpg)

E3 2005: Fallout 3 Confirmed, But Not at E3

What we do know...
by David Adams
 
 May 19, 2005 - Just a few days ago we spotted a promising sign from the E3 show floor which suggested that old-school RPG players might see a dream realized: Fallout 3 is actually happening.


As these things usually go, the truth turns out to be good and bad news. The good, even great, news is that IGN confirmed with Bethesda that Fallout 3 is indeed in development. Sadly, however, the sign we saw didn't point to a demo or any showing of the game; it was meant to confirm the title's existence.

While we aren't going to check out Fallout 3 this week as we'd hoped, it's reassuring to know the apocalyptic RPG franchise -- rescued from the fading embers of Interplay -- is alive and wriggling. Given Bethesda's impressive RPG track record (The Elder Scrolls, anyone?), Fallout is in good hands. We'll just have to wait a little longer to see what magic those hands are working.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on May 14, 2006, 11:47:46 PM
i'm looking into buying WoW. i've got some friends here who are WoW addicts; somehow they made it sound like fun to play with them over the summer instead of exercising/working/dating.

i'm completely new to it except for playing WC1 and 2bne

is there action that you can't get from playing an offline RPG in the non-PvP servers? the blizzard site makes it sound like these are lame while the PvP ones are suicide.

also, is it worth trying as a beginner or am i just gonna get creamed repeatedly? i understand that I can't go around attacking level 60 characters or NPC's that are way out of my league, but i'll want to see some action relatively soon. how long does it take before you can start having fun?

what servers are you on? my friend Ryn recommended something that sounded like "Kadgar" but i have no idea if that's the actual spelling. my friend Phil plays on something else.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 15, 2006, 12:44:25 PM
is there action that you can't get from playing an offline RPG in the non-PvP servers? the blizzard site makes it sound like these are lame while the PvP ones are suicide.

also, is it worth trying as a beginner or am i just gonna get creamed repeatedly? i understand that I can't go around attacking level 60 characters or NPC's that are way out of my league, but i'll want to see some action relatively soon. how long does it take before you can start having fun?

what servers are you on? my friend Ryn recommended something that sounded like "Kadgar" but i have no idea if that's the actual spelling. my friend Phil plays on something else.

Which friend would you rather play with? I think realm type considerations should be secondary. Unless it's an RP server... which you should avoid at all costs.

Khadgar is a "normal" server, which means that players can't fight each other out in the world unless they flag themselves for PvP. On a PvP server, battle is open in any contested area. And if you go into an opposing faction's area (which will be a low level area), they can initiate battle with you, but you can't initiate battle with them unless they've flagged themselves for PvP. You are automatically flagged for PvP when you enter a non-friendly zone.

Remember that world PvP is really secondary to battlegrounds on any server type. And battlegrounds exist on every server. Also, you might find that world PvP is more of an annoyance than a source of quality PvP. Once you get into the 30s, you have to go to places where the opposing faction (no matter their level) can openly beat you into the ground, sometimes repeatedly. This can make soloing in some spots difficult or impractical. I usually stick to the instances anyway, so it doesn't much matter if you can regularly find groups. WoW is really about the instances.

The first battleground is Warsong Gulch in the 10-19 bracket. Then you have WSG and Arathi Basin in 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60. And finally, Alterac Valley in 50-60. Battlegrounds are extremely popular, and that's basically where the PvP is.

That said, Blizzard has plans to revitalize world PvP, and it can be very fun with certain classes (rogues, for example).

Anyway, just a word of advice. Have your friend loan you 10 gold so you can get an easy start. Get mining, mine copper, sell it on the Auction House. Get enchanting (don't try to level it) and disenchant greens after you've used them. Sell that stuff on the AH. Once you get into the 20s, I'd recommend starting at least one other character to exploit the rest system. Abandon a character immediately if you don't enjoy playing that class.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on May 19, 2006, 03:28:47 PM
got it on ebay used (with a valid cd key) today for $23.50 shipped. got a 60-day card for $25 shipped free.  i should be able to set it up some time next week when i get home.

what servers are you guys on?

can i make both human and orc characters?  i prefer alliance, but i might make an orc to play with Ryn. 
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 19, 2006, 03:43:14 PM
If you're on a PvP server, you can only choose one faction. On a Normal server, you can have both alliance and horde, and you can send money between them using the cross-faction auction house.

I'm on Sargeras. Raikus is on Firetree. That's all I remember.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on May 31, 2006, 07:20:59 AM
looking for an old SNES game.
I played this game when I was in 4th grade, a wee boy in Taiwan, it was quite similar to other side scroller beat them ups like finalfight and streets of rage 2.  you could choose between I think four or five characters, and at one point you fight on the wing of an airplane.  it's a bit more difficult than streets of rage 2.  but it works the same way--you can punch, kick, jump, and do the special move.
does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on May 31, 2006, 10:26:44 PM
looking for an old SNES game.
I played this game when I was in 4th grade, a wee boy in Taiwan, it was quite similar to other side scroller beat them ups like finalfight and streets of rage 2.  you could choose between I think four or five characters, and at one point you fight on the wing of an airplane.  it's a bit more difficult than streets of rage 2.  but it works the same way--you can punch, kick, jump, and do the special move.
does anyone know what I'm talking about?

I don't know, but the forum at everyvideogame.com (http://www.everyvideogame.com) has a section for exactly this sort of question.  You might try asking it there, and failing that maybe just browse around the site for a while and see if anything rings a bell.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on June 04, 2006, 05:09:46 PM
so I just gots myself some kinda genesis emulator.  if anyone wants to team up for streets of rage 2 with me lemme know.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on June 04, 2006, 10:30:57 PM
Never had that one, but I did have the NES Power Pad, which was fuckin' awesome.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/NES20powerpad.jpg)

I never did get the stupid glove contraption, though, despite seeing The Wizard on opening day.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on June 08, 2006, 11:43:20 PM
i started a character on Muradin the other day when Uther went down. It's a lvl 12 night elf druid now. i'm trying to do a quest for a priestess in the moon temple... i've got to go find a spider and kill it.

she says it's supposed to be in along the northern border of teldrassil near wellspring lake.  i've swept the entire area and surrounding areas thouroughly. i can't find her. i even went to a web site in a foreign language and found a map with an X for where she should be. she's just not here. wtf? can anybody offer some advice?

i thought it might be that somebody else had the quest and killed her, so i waited around for her to respawn and then checked again. giant webwood spiders keep spawning in the area where i am... so it's like they're protecting something that isn't there. is it possible that this is a day-only quest?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 09, 2006, 02:11:35 AM
My advice: Get to Westfall ASAP. (And don't get too hung up on quests.)

http://wow.allakhazam.com/
http://thottbot.com/
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/worldmap/easterncont.php
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/worldmap/kalimdorcont.php
http://www.wowwiki.com/Main_Page

You'll need to have a mage in Darnassus make you a portal to Stormwind. (Then you'll run to Westfall.) This may take some time, and some cash (no more than 50 silver).

Or you could fly to Darkshore, take the boat to Menethil, and try to get a portal there.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on June 09, 2006, 02:51:43 AM
i can tell JB is better at WoW than Formareinhold cos more (if not all) of his sentences make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on June 22, 2006, 04:12:54 PM
hey gang!   :waving:.......i am sorry that i haven't been posting alot lately...but i figured this thread would be the perfect choice to explain my absence.......i purchased an xbox 360 and bought this game:

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g237/g23741hvp2x.jpg)

while i do have a nostaglic weakness for [snes] final fantasy III as my RPG of chioce, oblivion is  the greatest console RPG i've ever played...the sheer amount of hours you can put into this bitch is incredible...it shits on anything the GTA series can do ...plus fans of the elder scrolls are dorks while GTA fans are douche bags...and i think its better to be a dork than a douche bag :|......if any of you guys have played this or can give me tips on what to purchase/lookout for on the 360 let me know....or for those of you that dont really care about video games but want to say something nice to me since i haven't talked to you guys in a while...please feel free......but if you say something mean to me..that wouldnt be cool....b/c i do take 40mg of prozac and there's some fuzzy red yarn behind my bed.....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on June 22, 2006, 06:33:46 PM
Actually, although I typically abhor RPGs the way nature abhors a vaccuum, I've been playing this a little bit on PC, and it's pretty fun.  I decided I would completely ignore the actual story of the game and just become a professional assassin, which has served me pretty well so far.  So my advice to you would be: don't bother playing the game, just kill people and take their stuff.

And if you ever disparage GTA again, I'll murder you in your sleep.  As a member of the Dark Brotherhood, I can fuckin' do it, too.

 :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on June 27, 2006, 02:53:54 PM
Commodore Computer Devotees Tinker With the Past
The company ruled the PC world in the '80s. It's gone now, but devotees of its machines are still coaxing life out of their kilobytes.
By Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer

FRESNO — Robert Bernardo spent a week this spring traveling the Pacific Northwest, trying to save part of yesterday's future.

The high school English teacher swung through Portland and Astoria, Ore., and then on to Ethel, Wash., to drop off a collection of antiquated computers — a PET8032, three VIC-20s, an SX-64 portable and a Commodore 128D.

Then on his way home to the Central Valley town of Visalia, Bernardo packed his white Crown Victoria with three more SX-64s, boxes of software and a couple of printers.

With any luck, this agglomeration of decades-old circuit boards and dusty disk drives will allow Bernardo to reboot a handful of computers made by the long-defunct Commodore Business Machines.

In an era when a home computer's power is measured in gigabytes, Bernardo still counts kilobytes as a devoted Commodore user 12 years after the last machine was assembled.

Once the largest personal computer maker in America, the company behind the VIC-20 and the Commodore 64 introduced millions of people like Bernardo to the digital age. The company went out of business in 1994, but its legacy survives in dozens of Commodore clubs around the country.

Bernardo presides over the Fresno chapter.

Never mind that the VIC-20 has so little usable memory — just 3.5 kilobytes — that it can store only a couple of pages of text in its buffers. Or that Commodore hardware was notoriously clunky and buggy. Bernardo still manages all his e-mail on a 1980s-vintage Commodore 64.

"I've never considered the Commodore obsolete," Bernardo said. "I can still do many things with it — e-mail, browse the Web, word processing, desktop publishing and newsletters. I still do games on it: new games that are copyright 2006, ordered from Germany."

Like classic car fans, Bernardo and other Central Valley Commodore devotees lug their gear every month to the Pizza Pit restaurant and put the hoods up, so to speak. For many, a Commodore machine was their first computer. They cherish their machines the way some guys pamper their high school hot rod.

The tinker mentality pervades American culture, from guys who fix their lawn mowers to computer geeks who build the next big thing in their garages. Commodore clubs are "about preserving a particular era in computing — just showing that you can make it serviceable takes ingenuity," said Robert Cole, a professor emeritus of technology management at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Commodore computers are rudimentary enough that enthusiasts with a little technical know-how can repair them themselves. They also can be programmed with relative ease using the BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) computer language. Linus Torvalds, the creator of the popular Linux computer language, cut his teeth writing code on a VIC-20 in the 1980s.

"It wasn't just an appliance. I liked it because it was open and it invited you to play with it," said Mike McDermott, a Commodore fan who co-founded a website that ranks building contractors. "You didn't just do what it told you. It invited you to tinker with it. They really did encourage you to go write programs for it."

And that, in turn, made people passionate about the quirky machines.

Bernardo, who sometimes sports a button that reads "I Adore My 64," says that every room but one in his three-bedroom house contains Commodore equipment. In the other is his "Star Trek" collection. But there is crossover between his dual passions. His prized possessions include six pieces of Commodore hardware and software signed by "Star Trek" star and former Commodore pitchman William Shatner.

If Bernardo and his ilk keep the memory of Commodore alive, they also may hold the key to its future. The Dutch company that owns the Commodore name is planning to resurrect the brand in the United States with devices that act as digital entertainment centers.

"The Commodore 64 was the biggest-selling computer in the world," said Patrick Olenczak, vice president of global sales for the company now called Commodore International.

But that fan base can have drawbacks.

"It's going to be difficult to fulfill their expectations of being a computer company because we're not," Olenczak said. "What we're doing is bringing new forms of computing into the living room…. We are not into computing the way we used to be."

And Commodore used to be in computing in the biggest way.

Few companies illustrate the ruthless evolutionary efficiency of the high-tech economy better than Commodore. Founded in 1959 as a typewriter company by Polish immigrant Jack Tramiel, it later moved into adding machines and then calculators.

Commodore purchased a small chip foundry and built computers around the processors it manufactured itself, the first being the PET, Commodore's first desktop, introduced in 1977. In 1981 came the VIC-20 that could do color graphics and generate simple music.

ADVERTISEMENTThe company's biggest hit was the Commodore 64, introduced in 1982 with 64 kilobytes of memory, high-resolution graphics and an impressive sound synthesizer. It was followed in 1985 by the Commodore 128 upgrade and the Commodore Amiga, a desktop with phenomenal graphics at the time.

But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, IBM Corp.'s PC clones gained supremacy.

Tramiel was known for aggressive advertising. But he also took manufacturing shortcuts that sometimes put dud computers on the market.

"Jack encouraged the environment where shortcuts were overlooked and rewarded," said Bil Herd, the chief engineer of the Commodore 128. "The attitude was get it under the Christmas tree — there is always time for them to return it for service in January."

Tramiel was ousted from Commodore in 1984.

Commodore found itself expanding in too many unprofitable directions without Tramiel's ironfisted stewardship, and although the company had a few subsequent hits, such as the graphics whiz Amiga, it also had a number of costly flops that forced cuts in the workforce and closure of plants.

Reached at his home in Monte Sereno, near San Jose, Tramiel, now 78, would not comment on the business while he was running it or afterward, but allowed in a brief conversation that he was "very happy" that enthusiasts kept the Commodore name and machines alive.

"Today's computers are definitely more advanced than Commodores," Tramiel said. "But at the time it was the best computer for the money, because I was building a computer for the people at a price everybody could afford."

Commodore dissolved in 1994, and its name went through a succession of owners. In its place rose Apple Computer Inc., Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., and industry experts don't think the resurrected Commodore has a future in the U.S. PC market.

"History's passed them by," said Tim Bajarin, who runs Silicon Valley consultancy Creative Strategies and has monitored the PC market for more than 20 years. "It's a blast from the past with no future. You've got HP and Dell, and Apple's picking up tremendous steam. It's basically pushing a boulder uphill."

Commodore enthusiasts don't deny the Sisyphean nature of their hobby. It's not clear how many Commodore clubs there are, but they are scattered around the country, with devotees collecting and restoring the computers for old time's sake.

"User groups are there for the camaraderie and friendship," said Herd, who now runs a handful of small companies including an Internet service provider in New Jersey. "They remember the times of this really cool computer, but it's more about the people."

At Pizza Pit in Fresno, club members say they enjoy trading stories about keeping their machines running.

"Fifty percent of the time when we set things up, the hardware fails," said Bill Terry, a former math teacher in Tulare. Interrupted by a group of children singing "Happy Birthday" at the next table, Terry said the school district paid for him to take computer lessons to upgrade his teaching credentials.

Hobbyist developers continue to build applications for Commodore machines. Most write games, but enthusiasts also have developed ways to read Windows spreadsheets on Commodore or access modern CD-ROM drives. The efforts recall the earliest days of computing, when most applications were home-built.

Jeri Ellsworth, a self-taught computer engineer in Portland, developed a joystick that sells for $30 and contains about 30 old Commodore games. The joystick's popularity lies with "all the 30-, 40-year-olds like myself who are trying to relive a little bit of their past," Ellsworth said. "The toy is priced low enough that people don't hesitate purchasing it just to play a few games they remember from their childhood."

It's a natural instinct: holding on to the past at a time of great change, said Cole, the Berkeley professor. If not with Commodores, something else.

"I suspect the iPod at some point will perform that role," he said. "Thirty years from now, old people still using old iPods — it's absolutely plausible. People are so in love with their iPods that a lot of them will resist change."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on July 15, 2006, 04:51:12 PM
this whole week i played:

(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeGames/20/683120.jpg)
and mexico fucking won it

now i'll start playing:
(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeGames/94/674894.jpg)

while also playing this:
(http://www.nanaon-sha.com/products/images/vib-ribbon.jpg)

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on August 03, 2006, 04:25:48 PM
I'm calling it now, the Nintendo Wii will dominate the console war this generation.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on August 03, 2006, 04:32:26 PM
I'm calling it now, the Nintendo Wii will dominate the console war this generation.

Wii agree
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on August 03, 2006, 05:23:41 PM
I'm calling it now, the Nintendo Wii will dominate the console war this generation.

I agree.  I totally agree.


....



Wait, did you say "dominate" or "make people look like painfully awkward douchebags"?  Because it's the second one that I was agreeing with.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/RVL_lifestyle_4play_photo14.jpg)
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/RVL_lifestyle_4play_photo06.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 03, 2006, 08:49:14 PM
I think the Wii could be a lot of fun, but you'd have to be alone....preferably uin a dark room with no windows or vent system through which people could see your awkward remote-fighting.

It'll take me a while to buy any console though. Most of the games I have to have are coming in 2007 anyway.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 03, 2006, 10:13:19 PM
You could get an Xbox 360 and a Wii for the price of a PS3.

The only real reasonable purchase seems to be the Wii right now... God knows how Nintendo has managed to stay afloat this far, fucking up with the N64 and Gamecube.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on August 03, 2006, 10:22:16 PM
Portable sales.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 04, 2006, 10:21:55 AM
They do have that game on lock, don't they.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 21, 2006, 07:16:59 AM
I dunno if anybody else has been paying attention to BioShock, but here's the first glimpse of video footage from it (that I've seen anyway). 14-minute-long video. Looks spectacular.
http://pc.ign.com/articles/733/733635p1.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on September 21, 2006, 04:29:34 PM
Super Mario Bros. Performance Art (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQ20yDDVzQ)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on September 21, 2006, 10:08:30 PM
nintendo choir:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMnRaV8UmCY
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on September 28, 2006, 11:36:56 AM
Well guys last year I was lucky enough to score a xbox 360 by camping out. This year I'm doing it again for the PS3. Only thing is it's gonna be even harder to land. You guys think I should line up 2 nights before the actual launch? For godsakes people starting camping out at 9am the day before!!!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on September 28, 2006, 01:07:44 PM
If I were you I'd skip the whole camping out part, as well as the whole getting a PS3 part.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 02, 2006, 04:19:51 PM
WoW will be featured on this Wendnesday's South Park.

Speaking of which, anyone want to buy a dwarf rogue?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 02, 2006, 04:52:51 PM
rogue....pass.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2006, 11:35:09 AM
Speaking of which, anyone want to buy a dwarf rogue?

I'm assuming you got bored raiding with your rogue. Same here, and very quickly. I have a 60 priest and mage now, both of which are insanely fun. (But I only raid two or three times a week.)

Why not keep your rogue, respec subtlety, and camp Sunrock Retreat and Lost Rigger Cove?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 05, 2006, 09:45:06 AM
I barely play anymore really. With the new kid, and work and all that I just don't have the time I used to. Plus, with all the needless nerfs and bugs I'm just tired of the game. I have more fun playing my 20's and 30's level characters that I do my 60. And nothing looks exciting about the expansion. Leveling up 10 more levels at that time it takes to go from 40-60? No thanks. Not to mention everything you worked hard to get out of the end-game instances are now worthless. It's just a big spit in the face.

But I did enjoy South Park last night.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 05, 2006, 12:10:16 PM
I've spent most of my recent WoW time leveling the classes that I really enjoy with friends instead of raiding with my rogue (which I don't enjoy) for gear that will soon be obsolete. Being in a half-hardcore raiding guild (which broke up, like so many guilds do, because of its halfness) and being pushed to raid with my rogue really turned me off from raiding for a while and made me realize that the game should be played for fun, not for loot or prestige. I've seen a lot of people in recent months stop raiding (and quit their hardcore raiding guilds) to level alts and/or get them rank 11. Rank 8 and AV exalted is enough for me, though (especially because it's all I really have time for).

Here's a link to the South Park episode for anyone who's interested:

http://www.southparkx.net/episodes/1008-make-love-not-warcraft
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 05, 2006, 12:43:55 PM
haha, the South Park episode was hilarious. Except it didn't make sense. Your character never permanently dies. Also, the armor of the 1337 characters wasn't nearly as impressive as they should be. Also, there's no scorpion-summoning spell that I remember.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on October 05, 2006, 01:05:48 PM
i think you just proved their point
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 05, 2006, 01:38:02 PM
I don't know what point that might be, but my observations weren't complaints.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 05, 2006, 02:58:20 PM
I think Chest is saying "Whatever, I could totally pwn you with Mortal Strike spam and Execute you nub."

And Squints is all, "This game sucks. I'm going to go play Hello Kitten Island Fantasy, jerk."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on October 13, 2006, 10:00:56 PM
http://thephoenix.com/article_ektid24919.aspx
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 14, 2006, 07:26:24 AM
Where's The Master?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 17, 2006, 07:44:51 PM
The Master was easy, you can talk him into killing himself.

Frank Horrigan is tough (though if you get him drunk or throw a radiated toe at him, you've got the fight in the bag).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 17, 2006, 09:11:20 PM
Frank Horrigan was a cooler fight, sure. But The Master, I thought, was a better villain, because in a way he wasn't a villain at all. Just a sick once-human that wanted to create a unified human race in the wake of atomic war as a result of ideological conflict. The fact you could talk him out of it made him a better villain if anything. Frank Horrigan is still cool, though; scary badass motherfucker haunting my nightmares.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 18, 2006, 02:39:35 AM
Baal from Diablo II: Lord of Destruction was pretty memorable.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 18, 2006, 12:55:13 PM
Frank Horrigan was a cooler fight, sure. But The Master, I thought, was a better villain, because in a way he wasn't a villain at all. Just a sick once-human that wanted to create a unified human race in the wake of atomic war as a result of ideological conflict. The fact you could talk him out of it made him a better villain if anything. Frank Horrigan is still cool, though; scary badass motherfucker haunting my nightmares.

I agree that the Master was cooler because there were several ways to beat him, and you could still win the game if you chose to be a diplomat rather than a fighter, or basically anything you wanted to do (though a headon fight was very difficult.)  I just remember Horrigan being a much more intense fight because of the factors you could manipulate in your favor (such as turning turrets against him, employing his own men against him).  The first time through you'd skip those things, but over other replays of the game, being more meticulous, you can make that battle ridiculously easy by taking a lot of steps that just makes it more fun (especially watching his very gruesome death).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on October 18, 2006, 02:41:41 PM
I don't know why I keep checking this.. I liked it better when you talked about the new Nintendo and stuff I understood.

I watch Battlestar Galactica almost nightly and literally own blue-prints for the original Starship Enterprise, but you guys are a bunch of fucking dorks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 18, 2006, 05:47:39 PM
but you guys are a bunch of fucking dorks.
I know you are but what am I?

Anyways, yea the Frank Horrigan fight is much more thrilling. I just like The Master as a character more. Two ways of judging the merits of a villain, it seems.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on October 20, 2006, 06:53:16 PM
I liked it better when you talked about the new Nintendo and stuff I understood.

Here ya go RK, maybe this will help:

http://thelastboss.com/post.phtml?pk=1384
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 23, 2006, 03:06:14 AM
Speed Runs (http://speeddemosarchive.com/gamelist/FullList.html)

There are some pretty cool speed runs here.  If you're not keen, speed runs are people playing through an entire game as fast as they can.  There are some pretty impressive ones, especially the Fallout (in 10 minutes) and Fallout 2 (in approximately 30).

There are a bunch of great games on it, though.  Prepare to have your childhood made moot.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2006, 08:54:07 AM
Gears of War teaser trailer - http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/3819/Gears-of-War-Teaser-Trailer/

Worst trailer ever?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on October 26, 2006, 01:00:59 PM
who is the master and who is this frank whatshisface?  what games are you talking about?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 26, 2006, 02:29:10 PM
The Master is the mastermind of Fallout. Frank Horrigan is the mastermind (the president was just a pawn, anyhow...) in Fallout 2. Both great games in their own way. Fallout:Fallout 2::House:House 2 - The Second Story....except way better.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 01, 2006, 08:26:45 PM
now playing:
(http://www.fraggerock.com/images/gaming/nintendo_ds/nsmb/japan/nsmb_jap_box.jpg)

i bought the nintendo ds today, my first hand held system ever. what a slick and cheap artifact. it has neat games, too. makes me wanna cry.

edited out of respect for the english language.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 17, 2006, 10:25:46 PM
A lot of places are going to have some intense sales on the day after Thanksgiving as usual, and for that reason Target is keeping their ad from being released until then (usually the employees can see it a week in advance).  Well, a few friend team leaders of mine told me that ont he day after Thanksgiving they're going to sell the Xbox 360 for $129.99. 

So, rather than buying one then and risking losing an arm, if you were thinking about buying one you could get it and then get a price adjustment.  (If you buy something that goes on sale within 90 days or so, they'll give you the difference). I know that this week there's a sale on the one with the extra hard drive and you get a $50 Gift Card, which if you spend that, then you can't get the refund, but I think the sale is on the smaller package, anyway. 

Just a sort of possible heads up.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 21, 2006, 08:33:52 AM
No one got a Wii?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 21, 2006, 10:03:56 PM
No one got a Wii?

I was just browsing Ebay, and I happened upon a Wii auction with two minutes left that was going for only 20 bucks over retail price, so I sniped the fucker.  I should be waving my arms around like an idiot by this weekend.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 22, 2006, 09:30:17 AM
I don't own one (yet) but I played one yesterday. It's very, very fun. Even the cross console games -- Marvel Alliance, for instance -- integrates the motion sensor into play. You can still do all your attacks via button or by shaking the controller in different ways. Plus it requires you to defuse bombs by a series of motions on the remote (a la God of War but with motion).

Wii Sports is pretty fun to. I'll play Zelda today if I get some time which should be the best so far.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 22, 2006, 01:39:35 PM
I'm definitely going to be getting one, after hearing from people that got 'em Sunday how much fun it actually is. It's just a matter of when. Nintendo's the best games company there is and ever was, and that's a fact.

Also, some Black Friday website my mom goes did not have the massive Target sale Walrus provided...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 22, 2006, 05:15:33 PM
finished this:

(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/castlevaniadawnofsorrow.jpg)

and this:

(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/mariokartds.jpg)

but now my life is empty .   my friend code is 017263 647109  if anyone wants to play.


i am very much looking forward to this :
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000GIXIPK.01._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_V40650906_.jpg)

and i hear this is pretty excelent:
(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/animalcrossingwildworld.jpg)



i love nintendo
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on November 22, 2006, 05:22:47 PM
animal crossing is great!

It will have downloadable content from the Wii I hear... or some sort of cross platform thingie/things.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ©brad on November 22, 2006, 06:46:06 PM
i'm not really a gamer per se, but i did attend a launch party for PS3 recently, which was pretty insane. spoke w/ a dude who works for sony, and did you know sony will lose $287 bucks for every PS3 they sell?! crazy (or is that normal...?)

 

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 22, 2006, 08:05:53 PM
i'm not really a gamer per se, but i did attend a launch party for PS3 recently, which was pretty insane. spoke w/ a dude who works for sony, and did you know sony will lose $287 bucks for every PS3 they sell?! crazy (or is that normal...?)

It's normal for the first part of a console's lifespan.  Xbox 360 was the same.  After a while, when the production process improves and the cost of the components goes down, they approach profitability.  For the first year or two, though, the idea is just to make the money back on the games (and in Sony's case, on the HDTVs).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on November 22, 2006, 10:46:52 PM
I never came into this thread til now... and thank god. I was just now chatting with some eBay guy who was offering me a XBOX 360 sealed in box for $350. I thought it was a good deal, as there is no tax or shipping costs involved... but now I'd better wait!

EDIT: The TARGET deal is not happening. I just saw their 2 day sale ad and the only bonus is a videogame (that costs 40 bucks) included in the price. Not a good deal.

The Amazon is a good one, but my doubt is... if you want to have the whole package... even if you get the Core System for $100 it costs you at least $200+ to get everything that the Premium one has... so its not an unbelievable discount after all...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on November 24, 2006, 12:53:48 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000ION3QG.01._SCTHUMBZZZ_V37860308_.jpg)
despite the semi-badness of the music i cannot stop playing this. it destroyed the feeling of time on the bus today.

also i'm still split between a wii and a ps3. wii is probably better and funner and it's cheaper but i'd feel really horrible leaving final fantasy, gta, and mgs behind. it's like the choice between paying a ransom or letting the captive franchises die and focusing your normal money on the bright young future of games.. :ponder: ironically this is the opposite of the choice i faced when deciding whether to buy an n64 or a ps1 back in the day. either 3-5 must-have classic games or 20-40 really good games..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on November 24, 2006, 03:56:07 AM
also i'm still split between a wii and a ps3. wii is probably better and funner and it's cheaper but i'd feel really horrible leaving final fantasy, gta, and mgs behind.
why not get both?

get the cheap one now and the other one when it becomes cheap. most ppl here sound like they could afford both. just don't buy DVDs or something else for a few weeks, like "the essential who-gives-a-shit" collection this eksmas, and get something really entertaining. who likes movies anyway. i do. :(
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 24, 2006, 06:26:27 PM
i have a question for psp owners.
as some of you may have read, my ipod was stolen two weeks ago, and i don't know if i should get a new one.  i love the seamlessness between an ipod an itunes, but i'm thinking, what if the psp is a good mp3 player device.  it costs like half of what an ipod costs and does way more stuff. granted, the capability of an ipod has nothing to do with that of a psp. i don't know if it's intelligent to do that. i don't know if anything's intelligent anymore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 24, 2006, 08:45:31 PM
i have a question for psp owners.
as some of you may have read, my ipod was stolen two weeks ago, and i don't know if i should get a new one.  i love the seamlessness between an ipod an itunes, but i'm thinking, what if the psp is a good mp3 player device.  it costs like half of what an ipod costs and does way more stuff. granted, the capability of an ipod has nothing to do with that of a psp. i don't know if it's intelligent to do that. i don't know if anything's intelligent anymore.

No.  The psp is hugely inconvenient as a media player.  Too bulky to carry around everywhere, too expensive to buy enough memory to make it worthwhile, and too annoying to convert video files to a compatible size and format.  Plus the battery charge is only around four hours, about a fifth of what you get out of an ipod.  All I ever do with my psp anymore is play Loco Roco and Killzone (although those are a shitload of fun).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on November 24, 2006, 09:32:26 PM
i have a question for psp owners.
as some of you may have read, my ipod was stolen two weeks ago, and i don't know if i should get a new one.  i love the seamlessness between an ipod an itunes, but i'm thinking, what if the psp is a good mp3 player device.  it costs like half of what an ipod costs and does way more stuff. granted, the capability of an ipod has nothing to do with that of a psp. i don't know if it's intelligent to do that. i don't know if anything's intelligent anymore.
the PSP is not a good mp3 player. it's about as effective as my mobile phone, which is fine for me, but it will only hold as much as whatever memory card you insert. you won't be finding any 40GB memory cards i'll tell you that much.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on November 26, 2006, 02:33:53 AM
Got the XBOX 360 today... with Call of Duty 3, NBA Live 07 and Madden NFL 07.

Anybody here plays online? Anybody recommends good games? Something?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on November 26, 2006, 02:52:37 AM
So what's the song that plays during the Gears of War tv trailer?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on November 26, 2006, 03:47:57 AM
So what's the song that plays during the Gears of War tv trailer?
GEARS -- OF -- WAR
WHAAAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR
KEEPING THE WAR GOING
Say it again
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 26, 2006, 04:00:40 AM
So what's the song that plays during the Gears of War tv trailer?

Gary Jules' cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World", previously featured in the motion picture Donnie Darko.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 26, 2006, 11:58:47 AM
So what's the song that plays during the Gears of War tv trailer?

Mad World.

Gears of War teaser trailer - http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/3819/Gears-of-War-Teaser-Trailer/

Worst trailer ever?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on November 26, 2006, 01:07:02 PM
Was that an indirect way of telling me I should get Gears of Wars??  :ponder:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on November 26, 2006, 02:45:10 PM
Was that an indirect way of telling me I should get Gears of Wars??  :ponder:

Si senor
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on November 26, 2006, 07:35:46 PM
Thanks then!

I'll look into it... XBOX 360 games are way too expensive... I remember back when SNES games were super expensive, but PS2 games never surpassed the $49.99 mark. Anyways yesterday I bought Call of Duty 3 (I thought that was THE WAR GAME to get before I heard of Gears of War), NBA Live 07 just cause its NBA, and Madden NFL 07 cause I like it, plus I laugh at John Madden and remember Frank Caliendos impression of him.

Anyhow the cool thing about XBOX 360 seems to be XBOX Live and playing with other people online. I had some experience playing online games before on the computer, but this is different and seems very cool. However, someone should remind me that most of the kids playing Madden NFL online are complete ASSHOLES.

I was playing some retard who took forever to pick his plays and just the game itself was setup as 5 minute per quarter. After playing almost an hour and not even getting to half time, I got bored and offered him to 'friendly quit', and he started cursing on the microphone with his fucking 14 year old voice who obviously had nothing better to do. Fucking kid pissed me off and I disconnected the thing.

Was that you, Pubrick? 
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on November 27, 2006, 05:36:58 AM
Was that you, Pubrick? 
no, it might've been one of your illegitimate children.

man i've really started to crave a DS. i always thought it'd be great but now that it's cheaper than ever (yay for not getting shit when it comes out!) and people are still enjoying it, its longevity has been proven. it's definitely on my cheap ecksmas wishlist. it's also a fine way to make up for years of negligent parenting, kal.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on November 27, 2006, 01:23:16 PM
i bought animal crossing yesterday . needless to say ,it's gorgeous.  fishing isn't as easy as i thought it was going to be but i'm getting used to   the stylus mode. i wanna visit villages!  anyone else has it? you, overmeunderyou?


no, it might've been one of your illegitimate children.

man i've really started to crave a DS. i always thought it'd be great but now that it's cheaper than ever (yay for not getting shit when it comes out!) and people are still enjoying it, its longevity has been proven. it's definitely on my cheap ecksmas wishlist. it's also a fine way to make up for years of negligent parenting, kal.
YES AND YES

buy one!
on a kind of related note, i liked this website very much
http://www.toysnjoys.com/welcome.html
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 27, 2006, 02:42:21 PM
My mom out of nowhere bought my sister a DS for Christmas. She was gonna get some Nintendogs and Kim Possible shit with it, but I slapped some sense so instead she bought Animal Crossing. I'm going do some more Lady MacBeth on her and convince her to get MarioKart DS as well, maybe New Super Mario. Even though I'll hardly ever play with it, what else is good?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: puddnanners on November 27, 2006, 06:24:16 PM
My mom out of nowhere bought my sister a DS for Christmas. She was gonna get some Nintendogs and Kim Possible shit with it, but I slapped some sense so instead she bought Animal Crossing. I'm going do some more Lady MacBeth on her and convince her to get MarioKart DS as well, maybe New Super Mario. Even though I'll hardly ever play with it, what else is good?

tetris DS and yoshi island DS are pretty great.  tetris is worth getting even if you have other installments of the game (some fun new modes and such, plus its fucking tetris) and yoshi island DS is a nice extension of the second best SNES game ever.  It's a long and fairly challenging game, too.

New Super Mario Bros. is very short, even if you try and get all of the star coins, but what's there is about as fine a mario game as there ever was (level design, control, music, general awesomness, etc.)  MarioKart DS is an absolute must own, incredibly challenging at times and difficult to master, even if you are a pro at other versions.  The track designs are more like those of the SNES version (flatter, with more emphasis on precise movements and hairpin turns) rather than the messier and clunkier tracks of the N64/GameCube games.  And the 150cc mode is fucking fast.  It's close to if not better than the SNES game, which in my opinion is the best SNES game.

the DS pretty much rocks.
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Post by: picolas on November 29, 2006, 03:28:18 AM
obviously mario kart and

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0009K7ESC.01._SCTHUMBZZZ_V41147288_.jpg) (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000EGELP0.01._SCTHUMBZZZ_V64986873_.jpg) (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000B69E96.01._SCTHUMBZZZ_V64458548_.jpg)

and i can't stress (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000ION3QG.01._SCTHUMBZZZ_V37860308_.jpg) enough at the moment.
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Post by: picolas on November 29, 2006, 04:24:10 AM
http://wiihaveaproblem.com/
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Post by: Raikus on December 05, 2006, 02:23:08 PM
Walmart will have a second shipment of Wiis on sale tonight at 12:01. There's a minimum of 3 per store (although the 2 stores in my area had 9 and 11 units). Online ordering is also open come midnight.

Good luck to anyone going for them.
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Post by: socketlevel on December 05, 2006, 03:02:04 PM
anyone know what's up with the metal gear psp game?  supposed to be out today but i've called everywhere and they don't have it.

is it just a canada gets fucked in the ass kinda thing?

-sl-
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 07, 2006, 11:37:42 AM
Nintendo warns Wii users not to get too excited

TOKYO (AFP) - Nintendo warned players of its new Wii video game console not to get too carried away when swinging the controller as they could accidently throw it into their television sets.
 
The warning follows reports that some users have cracked their TV screens when swinging the controller particularly hard to simulate the pitching of a baseball or the swinging of a tennis racket, after their wrist straps snapped.

"Of course before the launch of the Wii hardware Nintendo had a number of tests on the durability of everything including the strap," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told reporters.

"But our understanding right now is that even beyond our expectations people are becoming more and more excited playing with the Wii," he added.

Nintendo, which launched the Wii in the United States last month and in Japan on Saturday, has been getting rave reviews for its new controller and games that shy away from blood-and-guts action.

But the Kyoto-based company said that some users might be getting too excited.

"We are encouraging people to understand that you really don't have to be so excited but rather you need to understand the control and then you're going to be the best player," said Nintendo senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto.

"We are looking into the situation to see if there are additional methods to encourage people to kind of calm down so they would never throw away the controller itself," he said.

The wireless Wii controller is shaped like a television remote control and engineered with motion sensors and speakers.

By waving or swinging the controller, it can serve as a sword, tennis racket or car steering wheel, with a built-in speaker and rumble feature.

Nintendo leads the global market in portable machines and has been taking aim at beleaguered Sony's lead in stand-alone consoles.

Sony last month rolled out its long-awaited PlayStation 3, a super-fast machine with a high-definition DVD player, which had been beset by delays due to production problems.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 12, 2006, 07:41:31 PM
Got the XBOX 360 today... with Call of Duty 3, NBA Live 07 and Madden NFL 07.

Anybody here plays online? Anybody recommends good games? Something?

i know i'm late on this but i had my xbox 360 since march....heres some good shit...and you should listen to me b/c i am a dork and i know videogames..i own an atari through xbox360...

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g252/g25206mdwxj.jpg)
if you like rpg's thats [role playing games]  they are sword and sheild adventure games....sort of like world of warcraft but not as dorky....this is long, fun, and well worth your money w/constant dowloads too

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g221/g22184p98e6.jpg)
its better than 3...and you can get it cheap...trade in 3 for this one..

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g248/g24828x83aq.jpg)
you know who theres movies that assholes like..well, this is a game that assholes like....its just mindless trashy fun...and has the best graphics of any console game yet...so, if you have HDtv, you will look cool infront of your bitches/friends.....great online..this is the best non-tactical fps out there for 360...

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g257/g25708syi5u.jpg)
this is the best tactical shooter on 360....if you were boared by other rainbow games this one has been rebuilt from the ground up...i just bought this...great offfline graphics...but the online graphics looks weak....




_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Nintendo warns Wii users not to get too excited

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NAhR1N5oJNA

"sleep is babies...gamers play all night"
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Post by: cron on December 12, 2006, 09:47:51 PM
i saw a ps3 today. it was like watching a pretty 16 year-old girl who'll be prettier in a few more years.
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Post by: JG on December 12, 2006, 09:49:24 PM
you "watch" sixteen year old girls? 
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Post by: cron on December 13, 2006, 12:18:42 AM
only the cute ones.
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Post by: Kal on December 13, 2006, 02:49:54 AM
thanks pyramid... i will definetly get rid of Call of Duty 3. I want to get Gears of War, and I'm curious about the Godfather games and the Superman games.

For now I just spent my time playing NBA Live 07 and Fight NIght 3. I did not play so much XBOX since I bought it cause ironically my workload tripled since I got it, so those games are easy to just play a match or a fight and turn it off. If I get a good story game and Im hooked, its a problem.

But I will definetly get rid of COD 3 and see what I can get in exchange. Thanks for the tips!
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 17, 2006, 11:13:33 AM
Nintendo to replace broken straps on new Wii console

The Japanese electronic game maker Nintendo said it would replace wrist straps on its new Wii console with a "newer version" after reports of controllers crashing into users' television screens.

But the company denied it was recalling the equipment, saying there was "no problem with the current wrist strap if it is used reasonably and instructions furnished by Nintendo in user manuals included with the game are followed."

"Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version," the company said in a statement posted on its website.

"We have received some reports that when consumers swing the Wii Remote with the original version of the wrist-strap using excessive force and accidentally let go, the cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the Wii Remote to strike bystanders or objects."

Earlier Friday, Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said the first version of the controller strap "turned out to be insufficient in its strength for some customers" and would be replaced with a thicker one.

"The decision comes after reports that some users in the United States threw their controllers when playing with Wii sports software," he said.

The new Wii features a controller that can be used as a sword, tennis racket or car steering wheel in the games shown on screen.

Wii set itself apart from Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 consoles by designing a system that got players moving and encouraged family or friends to join in the activity.

But websites dubbed "Wii have a problem" and "Wii damage" have chronicled injuries and wreckage reportedly inflicted by Nintendo game controllers sent awry in the heat of play by wild swipes, loose grips or snapped wrist straps.

Wii controllers have been hurled or thrust into television and computer screens, according to online accounts, breaking windows, glasses, dishes, stereos, walls and ceiling fans.

The official Wii website warns users to "hold the Wii Remote firmly and do not let go" when playing, while taking a moment to dry perspiring hands to prevent injury to people or damage to objects.

Nintendo, which launched the Wii in the United States last month and in Japan on Saturday, has been getting rave reviews for its new controller and games that shy away from blood-and-guts action.

The Wii outsold the rival PlayStation 3 by more than double in the United States in November, according to industry tracking group NPD, which estimates that Nintendo sold 476,140 of its Wii consoles against Sony's 196,580 PS3s.

Consoles shipped from early December already have the thicker strap.

Nintendo also said Friday that it would recall 200,000 AC/DC power adaptors for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite portable game machines.

Nintendo said some adaptors supplied by Nagano Japan Radio Co Ltd (JRC) between January and October this year could generate excessive heat and possibly cause burn injury during charging.

Nintendo said to date, it had recorded nine such incidents of overheating. One such incident burned a hole in the body of the portable game machine but no injuries have been reported.

The Kyoto-based company said models with defective AC/DC adaptors were sold only in Japan.

Cumulative sales of Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite have so far reached 13 million units.
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Post by: cron on December 19, 2006, 05:42:26 PM
now playing:
(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/c8/36/Kirby_Canvas_Curse_for_DS-resized200.jpg)

i loooooooove it.
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Post by: picolas on December 21, 2006, 06:57:40 PM
Portal

http://youtube.com/watch?v=smGDAS7iseA

this is really amazing. it took me a few viewings to figure out how most of it works.
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Post by: cron on December 21, 2006, 08:58:58 PM
that was beautiful
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 21, 2006, 10:18:01 PM
It's pretty much the reason I'm getting Episode 2. If Valve updates it with new puzzles every now and then, man that'd be amazing.
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Post by: cron on December 21, 2006, 10:50:56 PM
here's a list of ds games that are going to kick ass next year:


wario: master of disguise
(http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/thumb_B000BQT6YE_09__SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_V49967057_.jpg)
http://www.jeux-france.com/news18241_wario-the-thief-plus-d-images.html

'it's a wonderful world', created by testuya nomura, the guy behind the 'kingdom hearts' games.
(http://khu.uffsite.net/subarashiki/screenshots/high-quality/screen1.jpg)(http://khu.uffsite.net/subarashiki/screenshots/low-quality/screen5.jpg)


final fantasy tactics a2: the sealed grimore
final fantasy xii : revenant wings
http://www.jeux-france.com/news18354_ffxii-revenant-wings-des-infos.html
final fantasy crystal chronicles: ring of fates
http://www.jeux-france.com/news18464_ffcc-ring-of-fates-en-images.html

at least one of those three has  to be excelent, my vote goes for the crystal chronicles one.

the legend of zelda: phantom hourglass
(http://www.re-retro.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/tloz-ph_2.jpg)
(http://www.meristation.com/EPORTAL_IMGS/GENERAL/juegos/NintendoDS-Aventura/bd/IMG-cw4425d46f272a2/big5pe.jpg)


professor layton and the mysterious village.

just give me a port of the original super smash bros with wi-fi connection and the ds turns automatically into the best gaming system , in my opinion.
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 21, 2006, 11:06:25 PM
I'm sure that eventually a Smash Bros. game will come to the DS and that it will be awesome. I for one can't wait for Phantom Hourglass (haven't been able to play a Zelda game since the N64) and to finally get my sister to understand the utter amazingness that is Link/steal her DS for a week.
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Post by: polkablues on December 22, 2006, 12:11:06 AM
I for one can't wait for Phantom Hourglass (haven't been able to play a Zelda game since the N64) and to finally get my sister to understand the utter amazingness that is Link/steal her DS for a week.

You should know that "Twilight Princess" is amazing.  Maybe not quite "Ocarina of Time" but damn close.  It's also the only decent game for the Wii in the present or foreseeable future, so I pretty much paid 300 dollars just to play this game.
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 22, 2006, 04:08:41 PM
I for one can't wait for Phantom Hourglass (haven't been able to play a Zelda game since the N64) and to finally get my sister to understand the utter amazingness that is Link/steal her DS for a week.

You should know that "Twilight Princess" is amazing.  Maybe not quite "Ocarina of Time" but damn close.  It's also the only decent game for the Wii in the present or foreseeable future, so I pretty much paid 300 dollars just to play this game.
Ah come on, you can always be guaranteed Nintendo will come out with great games for the system. New Metroid Prime game, new Super Smash Bros. game, another Zelda game (?), etc.

The Wii could very well become the best system of this generation once developers know what to do with the technology. I have seen Twilight Princess in action and yes, I think I might get a Wii just after seeing the one game. I'm still on the fence between Wii and 360.
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Post by: cron on December 28, 2006, 06:00:58 PM
i turned my money into these babies:

(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/castlevaniaportraitofruin.jpg)(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/elitebeatagents.jpg)
pretty, pretty good.

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Post by: Pubrick on December 30, 2006, 10:30:17 AM
cronopio where do you buy your games and is there a secret place to buy them cheaply? i understand that DS games are playable worlwide except games made for china's iQue. i've looked on ebay but that avenue is risky and i've been burned before. and i don't know of any place that rents these things here.

the following are lists i've compiled in various categories based on my preferences for games.. i began my search for recommendations by looking in this thread. first, things you should know: the touch screen appeals to me, but i really like pressing buttons too; the present i got (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=4962.msg237880#msg237880) comes with Mario Kart DS and Brain Training (aus version of Brain Age); and with a wi-fi USB connector - which i think will play a big part in the longevity of this "slick and cheap artifact."

absolute must buys at any price
New Super Mario Bros - despite the reported shortness of the game
Yoshi's Island DS

ebay come save me
Bomberman Land Touch - great online play (so i've read).
Metroid Prime: Hunters - great online play (so i've read).
Tony Hawk's American Sk8land - but i 've read the online play is disappointing, and so i'd get bored with it sooner than i'd like.
Castlevania: dawn of sorrow / portrait of ruin - not a must have only cos i'm not familiar with this series.
Tetris DS
sub division: touch-heavy ( fun alternative to button frenzy, it's good to have a balance, but which gets old first?)
Kirby's Canvas Curse
Animal Crossing
Elite Beat Agents
Trauma Center: Under The Knife

i like, but you guys haven't mentioned so i'm not sure about:
Meteos - better than tetris?
Electroplankton - touch heavy music creation, the kinda game i would put in the "to breathe to" category (eg. music to breathe to: tristeza; movie to breathe to: the passenger. etc) which i LOVE in the right mood.
Sonic Rush - gateway to amphetamines?

and because of its compatibility, the following are GBA games i think would be nice to (in some cases must) have:
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3  -  if i can't get DS, they say it's not much better than this one anyway.
Mario Tennis
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past

have i got my priorities all wrong, are any of these really crap -- and most importantly if you could only choose 3 which would they be. in any event that's my summary.
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Post by: cron on December 30, 2006, 12:53:49 PM
there's a bazaar over here that sells them cheaply. this is not cheap website but they deliver worldwide  www.toysnjoys.com/welcome.html  .

your list is accurate and studied, but i'd erase bomberman and tony hawk .
kirby canvas curse is excelent.  you should make it your top priority, but since you're already getting two platformers, i'd recommend elite beat agents, a game that would only be possible in the ds .
i'm very curious about metroid prime hunters but i hear the learning curve is a little hard.
and electroplankton was basically the reason i picked the nintendo ds, although i haven't played it... :saywhat:
since you already did your homework, you should buy them according to your needs. i think the point is getting the best games of all different genres. i still need to find the best fighting game, but i think i'm gonna export a game called jump ultimate stars someday.
pick your games as kubrick would pick his next project.
congratulations, you're a responsible gamer.


anyway, i just want to mention this game. looks like it's never gonna get a translation and it's a damned shame.
(http://gameboy.gaming-universe.de/screens/boxart_jp_mother-3-deluxe-box.jpg)
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Post by: Reinhold on December 30, 2006, 02:15:07 PM
this is now the DS thread.

i don't know if you've played Trauma Center yet, but I think it's total crap. heads-up.
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Post by: cron on December 30, 2006, 03:27:27 PM
this is now the DS thread.

FINALLY.
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Post by: Fernando on January 02, 2007, 10:45:20 AM
there's a bazaar over here that sells them cheaply. this is not cheap website but they deliver worldwide  www.toysnjoys.com/welcome.html  .

I'm seriously thinking of sending you money so you can buy games and console there, here the DS Lite alone costs $260 and games like $60-$70.

pick your games as kubrick would pick his next project.

Haha, if he does it that way he'll be getting them in 2010.  :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 02, 2007, 12:06:44 PM
I got a DS for Xmas, finally, and have picked up the DSX recently,

(http://www.modchipstore.com/files/images/16342.jpg)
http://www.modchipstore.com/DSX-DS-Extreme-lite-DS-X-passcard-media-launcher-Nintendo-DS-DSl-16342.html

It's a great device when it works, their latest released batch has had a number of them go wrong (mine one of them) but other than that, it seems alright.

The game I have spent most of my time playing is Final Fantasy 3, I don't think I'll play others so much until Zelda releases in March/April. (It probably will take me that long to finish FF3 anyway). Oh and Mario Kart is just intense when you're playing with equally skilled friends.

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Post by: cron on January 02, 2007, 12:50:32 PM
so you can download roms with that thing?????
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Post by: picolas on January 02, 2007, 01:24:07 PM
the 3 P should get (sorry i'm late):

- Elite Beat Agents. it has some bad music but it all fits the style/gives the whole thing a weird funny integrity. i think there are 19 levels (once you unlock the three bonus levels) and they're truly different on each difficulty setting. it's so much fun when you're jamming with the song and even failing is interesting at the very least.
- Trauma Center. towards the end it's like you're fighting stuff with the stylus. it's very addictive/innovative and there's tons of playtime/endless levels the first time through. not a lot of immediate replay value but i could see myself starting from the beginning in a year.
- since you already have Mario Kart/Brain Age, Phoenix Wright. it can be like a book more than a game at times but every case has so many twists/turns and it's fun/funny/exciting to present the right evidence/figure out the contradictions in testimony and stuff yourself. if you don't the game will sort of tell you, but that's still fun. the sequel is out this month so you should wait to see if it's an improvement.

i have to say i've been slightly disappointed with yoshi's island and new super mario because they aren't really difficult unless you try to go back and get EVERYTHING but that can be more tedious than challenging. i'm more than 1/3rd through yoshi's island and i've got like 70 lives without really trying. new super mario has FANTASTIC multiplayer (non-online) and interesting/fun ideas/levels. yoshi's island is pretty much the snes game with a bit of simple puzzle solving. not that that's a bad thing. it's a little more challenging than new super. it's tough to recommend one over the other. in summary new super shows off the DS more but it's easier. yoshi is tougher but could've been done on the snes.

i've heard many reviews/people say that advance wars is worth owning a ds for. i haven't really gotten into it myself. maybe i'm just impatient. you may want to have a look at it.

gba: warioware is awesome. if you like metal slug/can play it over and over and over metal slug advance is awesome.
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 02, 2007, 01:29:56 PM
so you can download roms with that thing?????


Pretty much.

Plug and play device.
But as I stated before, their latest batch have had problems and they're working on a new firmware upgrade. I'd rather a replacement though and waiting to see about that. I bought it from gamersection.ca and they have more of the 4th batch (which I would recommend avoiding at this time).
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Post by: Redlum on January 02, 2007, 02:00:37 PM
You can play some classic Lucasarts point and click adventures such Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle on the DS via an emulator. The stylus is a perfect substitute for a mouse cursor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGxwGj0fDXg&mode=related&search=

more info here: http://scummvm.drunkencoders.com/
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Post by: Kal on January 02, 2007, 03:20:02 PM
I dont like the new title here... I dont have DS!!

Anyways.... I'm addicted to Wii Sports Bowling... Golf is good too...
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 03, 2007, 08:41:46 PM
I played Elite Beat Agents in a GameStop somewhere for hours, till some dude told me to stop. Once you get into it, it's a blast. And I'm not into rhythm games. I've heard great things about both Phoenix Wright (I can't ever find this, though) and Trauma Center, as well.

Also, I tried out Viva Pinata for the 360 and that one was also surprisingly addictive, and admittedly fucking adorable.

I think with my bonus scholarship money I might get myself a DS, but I'm just not sure yet...
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Post by: Pas on January 04, 2007, 09:10:34 AM
Advance Wars is a seriously kick ass strategy game I spent more than 100 hours on it. And now they're releasing Panzer Tactics, a WWII game with the same engine... SO I guess I shouldn't have traded in my DS for a PSP.

Castlevania games are good on the DS too.

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Post by: cron on January 04, 2007, 08:49:32 PM
jesus christ , i bought this on an impulse with gambling money i've been making this week.
(http://www.toysnjoys.com/ds/wariowaretouched.jpg)

and i'm already regretting it.  fuck fuck fuck. not that it's a bad game , but i could've waited for something better. i think i have an addiction..

i read today that in the new phoenix wright you get to scream 'objection!' to the microphone... AAAAA
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Post by: picolas on January 04, 2007, 10:20:48 PM
i read today that in the new phoenix wright you get to scream 'objection!' to the microphone... AAAAA
you can do it in the old one too. along with "take that!"
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Post by: Pubrick on January 05, 2007, 03:20:45 AM
wow cron, i coulda told you that was a waste of money.

thanks everyone for the recommendations, you've given me a lot to consider. i got Yoshi's Island GBA now so i'll start with the classics, my next priority is canvas curse. Phoenix Wright is now on the list too..

but now to more pressing matters. actually, first let me say that the important thing is no one got hurt. my brother loves the DS, he's 26 and has a PSP already which he barely plays. i don't know exactly how this happened, but here's the story.. i came home after a long great/hectic/sleep-deprived/starving day to find him as usual playing sudoku on the DS. normally i find that the screens don't need to be folded out more than this:

(click all pics to enlarge)
(http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/th_DSC00636.jpg) (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/DSC00636.jpg)
Fig. 1

which, at least in my ds lite, is a natural stop and is ample enough to accomodate any game requiring two crucial screens. today he had it open like this:

(http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/th_DSC00637.jpg) (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/DSC00637.jpg)
Fig. 2

which i had never tried before. picolas tells me it is normal, but it feels like you need to apply too much effort to get it there. maybe it was faulty to begin with, who knows. cos when --- knowing how he tends to crush things in his hand a lot (we are nothing alike) --- i told him never to open it that far again, and folded it back to Fig 1.. a crack was heard. that is when i spotted this:

(http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/th_DSC00635.jpg) (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/pubrick/DSC00635.jpg)
Fig 3. (gonna hav to click on it to notice)

notice the crack across the right hinge (pic-right). the bad crackish sound is heard everytime it is opened to this extreme angle and closed again, which no one will be doing anymore obviously. everything still works fine, except when opened at Fig 1 the top screen is slightly loose. i don't have warranty cos that's how i roll. bro reckons he's gonna get me a new one in 2 monfs, but i think it would be ridiculous to get another white.. and i don't want any other colour but this one. i'll end up accepting the ridiculous offer. truth be told i wanted him to get one anyway so i could have someone to play with. i would just like to go one week without some goddamn piece of technology breaking.

and now i'm away for the weekend cos my computer's getting fixed. EDIT: and now i just dropped my phone, great. i hope you're loving it, techno-satan.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 05, 2007, 11:51:54 AM
I always thought that screen folding all the way back is normal. It clicks back so it is secure there without going back to an angeled view.
Not sure about the crack though...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 05, 2007, 07:31:38 PM
My sister's DS goes back all the way, no problem. Either your brother used too much force when pushing it back or something unrelated to that happened. Or maybe your DS was goofy all along.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 11, 2007, 08:48:16 PM
this thread makes me want a ds even more....i was going to get one w/my Christmas money but they were sold out....i even saw ps3's but not a ds....i'm gonna get a ds with uncle sam's tax money in april...so, please keep the suggestions coming....

i wanted to ask some of you tech savvy guys a question...in terms of technical power is the ps3 more powerful than the 360?  i read spec sheets but i am to dumb to know what they mean....i do know that the 360 has alot more RAM than the ps3  but what does that mean?  does higher RAM equal better graphics, or more data, or better a.i.?  and while i'm on the subject does anyone have a ps3?  i know i'll get one eventually but there is not a game besides resistance:fall of man thats worth playing...i havent been up to date on future releases  but the xbox360 has a solid lineup and huge titles to come some of them exclusive.....for the 360 i cant wait for mass effect, bioshock, alan wake, gta iv, halo 3, blue dragon, dark sector, guitar hero [w/ a pearl jam exclusive song], lost odyssey, assassin's creed, and theres rumors that metal gear solid 4 will come to the xbox360 b/c it has a huge installed fanbase that can generate konami money....is there anything that the ps3 can offer me that justifies the system [now or in the future]... any sony exclusives?....i know the ps3 just came out but compare the 360's launch lineup vs. ps3....360 still owned....and now i've become a member of xbox live...and i love that downloadable content shit....some of it is good and free.....and if any of you guys are on live let me know...i will play gears of war, graw, perfect dark 0, assault heroes, etc...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 11, 2007, 09:12:41 PM
I'll probably be buying a PS3 around the end of the month, so I'll let you know my impressions at that point.  Really, if you already have a 360, I wouldn't even bother with the PS3 for at least a year or two.  They're similar enough systems that if you have one you don't really need the other.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on January 11, 2007, 09:35:15 PM
cool!  thanks....i do admit that the ps3 is very sexy looking...everytime i go to best buy i look at it in awe...and i had $600 ready to buy one but i couldnt do it....yet....

my main concern of buying the ps3 is

1.) hardware issues
2.) blu-ray player

hardware issues:  i went through 3 ps2's....maybe its just bad luck or maybe sony hardware sucks soemtimes....my original xbox and my 360 still work properly *knocks on wood*

blu-ray player:  while the $600 is a steal for a blu-ray player plus a "next-gen console" [a la xbox 360]...i hate the fact that there are two formats  that are making dvds...and its sucks even more that some studios are releasing films on hd-dvd and some blu-ray...and heres something else...most people who had problems w/ their ps2 faulty hardware stems from using the console as a dvd player...i would be nervous to use my new ps3 for a dvd player because it will wear out the laser...i still havent used my original xbox or my 360 to play dvd's at all and i dont plan to...but the fact that there is a new console out and money always burns a hole in my pocket and the philosphy of "what you dont have you want more" will make me cave in...i just hope its worth it..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on January 12, 2007, 03:46:24 PM
stick with the 360 for now. the ps3 is technically "more powerful" i've heard, but i just don't see enough advantages to justify it in addition to, and especially not instead of, the 360 you already have.

blu-ray is nice and the people on NPR say that it's likely to win out over the other HD discs, but how dense is the picture on your TV? You might not even be able to fully use an HD signal.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 12, 2007, 09:21:09 PM
NEON MERCURY's +++ PS3 or XBOX 360 +++ thread
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 12, 2007, 09:50:02 PM
My prediction is that, in the long run, the PS3 is going to pull away from the pack, but it'll be a few years at least before that happens.  Blu-Ray will eventually win out the format war (in the next year, players will start to come out that can play both formats, which will extend the life of HD-DVD a bit), and as developers get used to programming for the PS3 hardware and figure out how to get the most out of its potential, we'll finally start to see a noticeable difference in quality between the PS3 and the 360.  But again, it'll be a year or two before that's really the case, and by that point the cost of the system will have dropped 150-200 bucks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 12, 2007, 11:25:02 PM
I'll probably be buying a PS3 around the end of the month, so I'll let you know my impressions at that point. 

Looks like it'll be sooner than that, even.  I just bought the damn thing on ebay (paid exactly retail price for it... the bottom must have fallen out of the market).  I should have it sometime next week.


EDIT: I should double-post more often... the synchronized Alizees are mesmerizing....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 13, 2007, 03:10:55 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure about your predictions. It will take a while for Sony to drop the price. They're already losing $200-$300 per machine.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 13, 2007, 03:46:16 AM
Hmm, I'm not sure about your predictions. It will take a while for Sony to drop the price. They're already losing $200-$300 per machine.

Yeah, but the cost of the components (especially the laser diodes that read the Blu-Ray discs) is going to drop significantly over the next couple of years, as more are manufactured and the processes of manufacturing them improve, and if Sony can lower the price without increasing that loss per machine ratio, they will.  That's an acceptable loss to them, because the real money's in the software and the HDTVs they sell after they sell the Playstation.  Mark my words: two years from this date, the Playstation 3 will cost at least one hundred dollars less than it does today.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 13, 2007, 05:13:10 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure about your predictions. It will take a while for Sony to drop the price. They're already losing $200-$300 per machine.
Mark my words: two years from this date, the Playstation 3 will cost at least one hundred dollars less than it does today.

I think that's a fair prediction.

By the way, didn't you recently get the Wii?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 13, 2007, 05:28:30 PM
By the way, didn't you recently get the Wii?

I did.  I seem to have no restraint whatsoever (not much money anymore, either).
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 13, 2007, 07:53:42 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure about your predictions. It will take a while for Sony to drop the price. They're already losing $200-$300 per machine.

Yeah, but the cost of the components (especially the laser diodes that read the Blu-Ray discs) is going to drop significantly over the next couple of years, as more are manufactured and the processes of manufacturing them improve, and if Sony can lower the price without increasing that loss per machine ratio, they will.  That's an acceptable loss to them, because the real money's in the software and the HDTVs they sell after they sell the Playstation.  Mark my words: two years from this date, the Playstation 3 will cost at least one hundred dollars less than it does today.
Fair enough, but I guarantee Microsoft will have an answer for that (I'm actually seeing Microsoft drop first and then Sony be forced into a drop to maintain any sort of competition). I don't like the Xbox, but I feel fairly certain the 360 will win this generation by a long shot. I also think Nintendo will do amazingly well, if not with the Wii than with the DS at the very least.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on January 13, 2007, 11:41:29 PM
I had no doubt about SONY's success over its rivals with the PS2 vs. XBOX vs. GameCube. However, I'm not so sure anymore. I dont know if its because the 360 and the Wii are much cooler than their predecessors, or if I just dont give a shit anymore about these things like I used to.

Point is, I bought the 360 a couple of months ago. I love it, but I'm not hooked or crazy about it like I would have been before. I also got the Wii, and its a lot of fun. I only play Wii Sports though and with friends, as its not fun to play alone (except maybe for the Golf game). And most recently I tried the PS3. I had to buy one for a friend in Mexico and send it over. I tested it at home, and its cool... but blah.

The Blu-Ray/HD thing pisses me off and makes me dont want to buy either one. And the consoles may have so much better graphics and stuff, but the games are the same fucking thing all over again. And not only they re-sell the same fucking game with better graphics, but they sell them at an absurd $60+ price. I think that is the only thing that made a difference to me with the Wii. At least you play a simple game like Wii Sports, but in a way you never played it before.

Ok... sorry I dont know what is the point of my post. Cya later.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on January 14, 2007, 08:47:15 PM
I really want a Wii.  I gave my wife plenty of warning that I really wanted one for the birthday and she would have to work at getting me one and she just recently told me that she tried to just walk into Target and get me one and "they were out". 

I doubt I'll get mine by my birthday (next Wednesday), but "soon" would be great (without having to buy some crazy big bundle).

Anyone (in the states... I hear there are plenty in Canada) have any tips as to how to go about getting one without spending unnecessary amounts of money...

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ono on January 14, 2007, 09:13:31 PM
Find out when a local chain gets a shipment and then expect to camp out for hours early in the morning.  This was the case with a Super Target here, they got a shipment on a Sunday morning -- my brother tried to get one that way, but there were only like 15 and he was 35th or so.  Ultimately, he was able to get one through a drawing on Amazon, but that requires a lot more luck.  Three of us entered so he could have a chance, and my mom won it so that's how he got his.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 14, 2007, 09:27:31 PM
Anyone (in the states... I hear there are plenty in Canada) have any tips as to how to go about getting one without spending unnecessary amounts of money...

Just periodically check ebay... sort your search results by how soon the auction is closing, find one that's got only a few minutes left and is still down at a reasonable price and put your bid on it.  The market on ebay is so far removed from what it was back before Christmas (and even back then I got my Wii for less than fifty dollars over retail price).

The PS3 I just bought, I found an auction that had three minutes before it closed, had a minimum bid of 600, and had no bids yet.  So I put in my bid, waited a couple of minutes, and there you have it.  It actually turned out to be even cheaper than if I had bought it in the store, since I'm paying 20 bucks for shipping as opposed to the $50 or so of Washington State sales tax that I would have paid otherwise.  Just make sure to check out the seller's rating and make sure he's legit.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on January 14, 2007, 09:56:21 PM
Just periodically check ebay...  paying 20 bucks for shipping as opposed to the $50 or so of Washington State sales tax that I would have paid otherwise.  Just make sure to check out the seller's rating and make sure he's legit.

I hadn't really thought about the tax thing... good point.  I might just give that a shot... I just hate Ebay.. there's more fraud than you would believe there (I work in fraud protection).

Find out when a local chain gets a shipment and then expect to camp out for hours early in the morning. 

Obviously, I considered this.  Finding out is hard though... you have to have an inside and since my friends are mostly thirty plus, I don't know many people working retail any more and it's not like they can just tell you if you call and ask.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 14, 2007, 10:24:36 PM
Forget trying to ask any local chain store. When PS3 immediately sold out at my local Wal Mart, they were flooded with requests when they'd be geting more. Their best estimate was "around Christmas". Then our store didn't get any til after Christmas anyways. That's it. I think all chain stores really have no clue when they get machines.

I only know this because I do work at a Wal Mart. Yea, it's a sad existence.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 14, 2007, 10:33:15 PM
(I work in fraud protection).
I do work at a Wal Mart.

this is now the employment thread.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: atticus jones on January 15, 2007, 03:05:45 AM
in that case, the top three next replies...

1) great because i need blow job

2) then lets list the members I have worked recently...modidge, sophisticate, etc

3) looking for xixax member to cum ohfer and survice mi bulls...no knowledge of film required butt musty be goot wif hands on tasks...healthy benefits package offured

off topic...did i lose sumtheng n here?...a "youre a loser" thread purrhaps...whu kilt my reesurch nqueery?

i b z mad hatter of idle chattre...reesture mi tytle now son
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 15, 2007, 05:24:23 AM
off topic...did i lose sumtheng n here?...a "youre a loser" thread purrhaps...whu kilt my reesurch nqueery?
ironic huh.;
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on January 15, 2007, 11:35:36 AM
EB Games at the mall surprisingly had PS3 and Wii this weekend. I think the GameStop close to my office did too. You have to check in those small ones. I was able to get the PS3 on eBay for $635, which is not bad considering that it would be $600 + TAX in the store. Same price!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on January 16, 2007, 10:09:47 AM
I did something really dumb.

I bought WoW: Burning Crusade.

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 16, 2007, 10:11:38 AM
I did something really dumb.

I bought WoW: Burning Crusade.

i was friends with a dude who dropped out of uni for that shit.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 16, 2007, 12:14:35 PM
I did something really dumb.

I bought WoW: Burning Crusade.

i was friends with a dude who dropped out of uni for that shit.

Those are the kinds of stories that make you feel a whole lot better about your life.
(If you're leading such a miserable life to begin with)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: atticus jones on January 17, 2007, 04:33:32 AM
off topic...did i lose sumtheng n here?...a "youre a loser" thread purrhaps...whu kilt my reesurch nqueery?
ironic huh.;

mo like moronic duh.;
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 17, 2007, 04:45:03 AM
off topic...did i lose sumtheng n here?...a "youre a loser" thread purrhaps...whu kilt my reesurch nqueery?
ironic huh.;
mo like moronic duh.;

you need a colonic bruh.;
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 17, 2007, 05:07:46 PM
Well I finally caved in and decided to buy a DS Lite, but now I can't even find one. Nowhere in America seems to have one.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on January 17, 2007, 08:56:58 PM
Well I finally caved in and decided to buy a DS Lite, but now I can't even find one. Nowhere in America seems to have one.

tell me about it... I decided I would just get one of these while I wait for the Wii to come out, but no one has them.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on January 17, 2007, 09:50:54 PM
i love you guys
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 21, 2007, 03:24:14 PM
I was able to get a hold of a super-sexy white DS Lite at Sears today, by some stroke of luck. Lovin' it.

Games I have so far:
Elite Beat Agents
Advanced Wars: Dual Strike
Trace Memory
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (I guess stores have been getting a few in light of JFA's release)
Metroid Prime: Hunters

I'm eyeing Hotel Dusk, but I think I'll wait til I see some reviews/opinions. I also still need to get MarioKart DS, but haven't found a decent used copy. I'll never buy one of those boxless-manualess used copies....unless it's something incredibly hard to find like Electroplankton, which I've decided I want to get but not at the $80 eBay price.

By the way, if you're looking for one, call all the Sears stores around you because both that I called received small shipments of Lites on Saturday. Might just be this area, though.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on January 21, 2007, 07:01:04 PM
Seems there are more DSs about.  There were five at the Walmart the other day.
Since I can't really afford to get that AND the Wii right now, I'm holding out for a Wii, but it's not looking too good.

I had a plan of attack this morning since I knew there were going to be some in town, but there was a wrench tossed in because I headed to Best Buy first... half an hour early so I could get in line before they opened (11), what they failed to report in the Ad or online was that they decided to randomly open an hour early and I therefore missed out on all the Wiis.  This screwed me for getting all the others too because starting there meant I missed them at Circuit City too.

I'm just hoping that I'll find one tomorrow at EB games... they probably won't get but one or two and they have no idea when they'll be getting them and I have to work so it's not very likely, but I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 23, 2007, 07:34:57 AM
how come no one has mentioned this? it happened over a week ago:

Woman Dies After Wii Competition
source: theregister.co.uk

A mother of three died from water intoxication after a radio station drinking competition, a California coroner said on Saturday. Jennifer Strange, 28, competed in Sacramento station KDND 107.9's "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest to try to win Nintendo's console for her children.

Contestants were handed half-pint bottles of water to drink every 15 minutes for the first hour, and then larger bottles to up the ante.

Laura Rios, Strange's colleague at Radiological Associates of Sacramento, said: "She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad. She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her." Her body was discovered at her home on Friday, Associated Press reports.

Assistant coroner Ed Smith said preliminary evidence revealed evidence "consistent with a water intoxication death".

The winner was the last contestant to go to the toilet. Fellow contestant James Ybarra said: "They were small little half-pint bottles, so we thought it was going to be easy. They told us if you don't feel like you can do this, don't put your health at risk."

John Geary, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Sacramento, the station's owner, said station staff were "stunned" at the tragedy. He said: "We are awaiting information that will help explain how this tragic event occurred."

Healthy kidneys are able to excrete about 1 to 1.5 litres of water per hour. Problems occur at greater volumes when the narrow range of salt concentrations they must maintain are upset. Commonly, water intoxication causes death by lowering the concentration of sodium in the blood to a dangerous level, causing cells to rupture as water swells them by osmosis.


there's heaps of sources but i couldn't find any article that covered everything, so the remaining details are that 10 ppl were fired from the station and that she didn't win. i don't know why they don't mention that she didn't win. it just rams home how pointless the whole thing was. those kids are gonna be messed up.

here's an msnbc page with video featuring two sort of attractive women (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/) talking about the accident.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on January 23, 2007, 11:25:45 AM
Proposed title change: NEON MERCURY's +Nintendo+ thread - where housewives die of water poisoning
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 23, 2007, 12:30:22 PM
how come no one has mentioned this? it happened over a week ago
Too soon...  :yabbse-sad:

Anyone picking up Hotel Dusk for DS?

Reviews:
Go Nintendo (9.2): http://gonintendo.com/?p=12083 (http://gonintendo.com/?p=12083)
1up (8.2): http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3156627 (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3156627)
GameRankings (83% currently): http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/933043.asp (http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/933043.asp)

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 25, 2007, 10:55:11 AM
Anyone picking up Hotel Dusk for DS?

i doubt it. i think i'll buy a book and a jigsaw puzzle instead. Phoenix Wright was already pushing it for my liking in terms of how much is really required of the player. those reviews and others i've looked up have all noted the passive gameplay of this. it's not something that i could justify paying for..
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Fernando on January 25, 2007, 11:07:22 AM
Wierd, for a second you ereased the entire thread and the above was the only post, or so it looked like that in the Idle Chatter menu, then I clicked and here it is.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on January 25, 2007, 11:25:52 AM
Wierd, for a second you ereased the entire thread and the above was the only post, or so it looked like that in the Idle Chatter menu, then I clicked and here it is.
what i do to change the title is i split the last post and then merge it back with the original thread, so the new customized title appears in every post. what you saw was the single split post that was to be merged back, the original thread was still there lower in the list.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: RegularKarate on January 25, 2007, 05:26:57 PM
So, boys and girls, after a couple months of hunting around, I finally just took a half day and stood in the cold rain waiting for EB games to open, then hung out inside there for four hours for the UPS truck to come and I am FINALLY the proud owner of a Nintendo Wii.

Got Zelda, yes.

Now I have to wait a few months until I can get a DS, but I plan on it eventually.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on January 26, 2007, 04:12:12 PM
Cool. I got my Wii today to. But I kind of just ducked into a Target on a whim and bought the first of their newly placed (he said they put them out 4 minutes before I got there) Wiis.

I'm going to try Sports for a while and then pick up Zelda and Marvel Alliance.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on January 27, 2007, 12:52:27 AM
Marvel Alliance SUCKS big time... dont get it
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on January 27, 2007, 11:37:52 AM
So I found an EBGames that has Electroplankton used for $30. Do I do it....?

I guess at the very least I could resell it on eBay for more than it's worth.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on January 27, 2007, 04:25:04 PM
Marvel Alliance SUCKS big time... dont get it


Heed this advice.  Awful game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on January 27, 2007, 11:27:19 PM
I've played pieces of it at a friend's house and really enjoyed it. Plus I'm a big fan of the X-Men Legends games.

So what makes it so bad and/or different from the Legend games?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on March 03, 2007, 02:56:26 AM
How to Kill a Brand (http://youtube.com/watch?v=R98qC0fd_1w)

tragic. catchy. delightful.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: SHAFTR on March 05, 2007, 02:20:42 PM
Crackdown is a very enjoyable game.  It isn't perfect, but running around with a friend in Co-op blowing shit up has never been so much fun.

Also, going after all the orbs is addicting.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 06, 2007, 12:05:51 PM
Part of what makes it fun is that it only gets more and more ridiculous.  Lifting cars, leaping up to buildings in a single bound, being sprayed with shotgun shells and just falling back, enough to get back onto your feet.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on March 13, 2007, 12:35:46 PM
(http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/warios.jpg)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 30, 2007, 04:26:48 PM
heres a candid look into the mind of a ps3 gamer

http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=51954 (http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=51954)



im talking about dat pee-s-triple....


Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on March 30, 2007, 09:58:26 PM
If anyone is interested... I have some XBOX 360 games I want to sell or trade...

- The Godfather (really excellent... i loved it)
- Madden 07
- NBA Live 07
- Splinter Cell: Double Agent

If you want any, or all of them, let me know...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on March 31, 2007, 04:38:42 AM
the first trailer for grand theft auto 4

link (http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/trailer_splash.html)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on March 31, 2007, 12:33:22 PM
I was really excited when I saw it... until I saw the date... fucking October

there are no good games!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on March 31, 2007, 02:32:13 PM
the first trailer for grand theft auto 4

link (http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/trailer_splash.html)

Parts of that looked like something out of Koyannisqatsi. But holy shit i can't wait!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: mogwai on March 31, 2007, 02:51:31 PM
the first trailer for grand theft auto 4

link (http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/trailer_splash.html)
I was really excited when I saw it... until I saw the date... fucking October

there are no good games!

october is fine by me, it gives me plenty of time to save cash for a ps3 investment. :wink:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 31, 2007, 10:33:18 PM
It also gives the PS3 time to redeem itself to give me more reason to buy it.  I know MGS4 and GTA4 will be big reasons, but to be frank, two games aren't enough to make me buy a $600 system.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on March 31, 2007, 10:50:19 PM
XBOX 360 is still the best... and Wii is the best option for the price... PS3 sucks
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on March 31, 2007, 11:02:40 PM
It also gives the PS3 time to redeem itself to give me more reason to buy it.  I know MGS4 and GTA4 will be big reasons, but to be frank, two games aren't enough to make me buy a $600 system.
GTA4 isn't ps3 exclusive.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 01, 2007, 12:00:03 PM
Personally, it looks like the Wii is the only really smart purchase.  I can see getting a 360 if you're a diehard fan, or prefer its game selection, but for the price, availability of downloadable classic games (that just keeps on expanding) and ingenuity of the system, it looks like the PS3 and PSP will both get a swift kick in the nuts from the Wii and DS.

The tables sure have turned.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on April 01, 2007, 05:55:23 PM
XBOX 360 es still el mejor... y Wii es el mejor opcion por el precio... PS3 sucks


How so?  I've been playing my PS3 constantly since I got it.  Wii, I played through the Zelda game, rented Elebits for a weekend, and haven't touched the damn thing since.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on May 04, 2007, 12:50:58 PM
http://kotaku.com/gaming/mario-in-the-sky-with-diamonds/clip-mario-hooked-on-shrooms-257382.php
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: edison on July 06, 2007, 09:39:50 AM
An early sunday ad (July 15-21) for Circuit City is stating that the PS3 will have a $100 price drop (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=505548&page=1&pp=30)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on July 06, 2007, 10:20:20 AM
Only $499!?!?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on July 06, 2007, 11:33:30 AM
I think it comes with 5 free blu-ray movies too. Shitty movies, but used blu-ray flicks are in high demand and you can probably trade them in and get 2 games.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on July 09, 2007, 05:15:16 PM
An early sunday ad (July 15-21) for Circuit City is stating that the PS3 will have a $100 price drop (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=505548&page=1&pp=30)

Sony Blinks, Drops Price Of PlayStation 3 In North America
Also announced: a new version of the console that will include an 80-gigabyte hard drive.

Sony appears to have blinked first in the current video game console war.

The company that dominated the battle among the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube announced Monday (July 9) that its current model of the eight-month-old PlayStation 3 will drop in price from $599 to $499 in North America, effective immediately. Neither Microsoft's Xbox 360 nor Nintendo's Wii have dropped in price since the systems' respective launches in November 2005 and November 2006.

Sony also announced plans for the August introduction of a new version of the PS3 that will include an 80-gigabyte hard drive — 20 GB more than the current model — and a copy of the early 2007 racing game "MotorStorm." The new model will retail for $599.

The PlayStation 3 has been the third-place console in 2007 month-to-month sales, according to NPD, a research group that tracks sales in the U.S. Dave Karraker, head spokesperson for Sony's American PlayStation division, told MTV News that part of the reason to lower the price on the 60 GB model was to get the system in more hands. "We need to increase our installed base," he said. "That's no secret to anybody."

Sony Computer Entertainment of America President/CEO Jack Tretton cited falling component costs as an added factor. "Since the introduction of the original PlayStation 3 60 gigabyte model back in November of last year, the company has been able to reach some tremendous production milestones and ultimately has been able to reduce the cost of the PlayStation 3," he said in a statement. "We want to pass those cost savings on to consumers, and as a result, we have been able to lower the price."

When the PS3 price was first announced in May 2006, Sony officials explained that the console's cutting-edge Blu-ray disc player, which plays high-definition movies, was a significant factor in the console's unusually high price. Coupled with this announcement, Karraker pointed out that Sony's standalone Blu-ray players recently dropped in price by $100, a sign of falling Blu-ray component prices.

In April, Sony streamlined its PS3 line by eliminating a $499 20 GB model that lacked built-in WiFi. Why would Sony return to having two versions of the PS3? "The thinking is we would be offering this as part of the expanded effort for downloadable content and in preparation for the extended download store that's coming," said Karraker. He said the upcoming store will give PS3 owners the ability to download TV shows and high-definition movies. The added storage will also make more room for some of the bigger downloadable PS3 games, such as this fall's "Warhawk," which Karrarker said would be about 1 GB.

Aside from the increased storage and bundled game, the 80 GB version will be identical to the 60 GB one, and will not be in a different color or receive a specialized name. That's a different strategy than the one used by Microsoft. This spring, the Xbox 360 maker added to its line of $299 and $399 Xbox 360s a $479 120 GB Xbox 360 Elite, painted black to set it apart from the other model's white finish.

Console comparisons are rarely apple-to-apple comparisons. As it stands now, the Elite will offer twice the storage as the newly price-cut 60 GB PS3, but only Sony's machine has built-in WiFi and the ability to play back high-definition movies on disc (the Elite can store and play high-def movies rented from Microsoft's Xbox Live download store). Naturally the other big difference is the competing lineup of exclusive games. Those rosters will be brought to the fore this week as Microsoft and Sony showcase their lineups at the Electronics Entertainment Expo in Santa Monica, California.

The current top-selling console in America is the Nintendo Wii, which has benefited from positive reception of its unusual motion-based gameplay and its lower price. The Wii has outsold the 360 and PS3 every month this year. For example, in May — the most recent month for which NPD sales are available — the $249 Wii sold 338,000 units to the 360's 155,000 and PS3's 81,000. (The $129 PS2 sold 187,000.) The cheaper the console, the bigger sales might be. So given the falling component costs cited by Sony reps, would the company consider bringing back the 20 GB model for a lower cost, possibly $399, to make a run at Nintendo? Not quite. "I think the 20 gigabyte [version] is gone and gone for good at this point," Karraker said.

What isn't being ruled out is a continued evolution of the PS3 and more new models to come. The 80 GB version may not be the last new PS3. "We'll see how the waters churn on it," Karraker said. "If people want more hard-drive space or want something else, we'll address that and keep moving. That's no different with a car model and adding new pieces and parts that people are looking for."

He added: "If you look at what we're really focused on right now, it's increasing our installed base and creating that great content for those games. Whatever we need to do to make that happen is what we're going to do."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Reinhold on July 12, 2007, 12:13:26 AM
Sony refines PSP console design

Sony has unveiled a re-designed PlayStation Portable which is slimmer, lighter, and comes with a video-out port for watching content on TVs.
The form factor of the portable console is virtually unchanged but the device is now 33% lighter and 19% slimmer.

Sony has shipped more than 25m PSPs since its launch in 2004.

No release date or price was given for the new PSP. It lags behind sales of the Nintendo DS, which has shipped more than 40m units worldwide.

At a press conference in California, Sony also said it was working with Epic Games to optimise its Unreal graphics engine for use on the PlayStation 3.

Unreal Tournament 3, which uses the engine, will be available exclusively on PS3 in the Autumn. Seven developers, working on 20 more games, will use the optimised engine.

Sony also said it had secured exclusivity for much-hyped shooter Haze, at least for the "holiday season".

The firm also ended speculation that Metal Gear Solid 4, from veteran developer Hideo Kojima, would appear on the Xbox 360 as well as the PS3.

Sony said the game was "set for a simultaneous worldwide launch in early 2008 exclusively on PS3".

The press conference was also used to demo upcoming games, such as Killzone 2, and the latest iteration of the online portal, PlayStation Home.

Nintendo also held a press conference, at which it announced more games that it hopes will continue to broaden the gaming demographic.

Games announced included exercise title Wii fit, a new Mario Kart game for the popular console and the first Zelda game to appear on the Nintendo DS.

Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, said: "We're building on that foundation with games and accessories appealing to our current fan base and drawing in even more new players."


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/technology/6293200.stm

Published: 2007/07/11 19:45:15 GMT

© BBC MMVII


ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS LAUNCHING OCTOBER 1
Register the game and get a quill pen-shaped stylus.
By Andrew Hayward, 07/02/2007

Nintendo of America announced today that The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass will be hitting North America on October 1st. The Nintendo DS adventure, which serves as a sequel to the 2003 GameCube title, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, was recently released in Japan, where it received a near-perfect score from premier gaming mag, Famitsu.

Nintendo will also be making a special bonus available to members of the My Nintendo website, as those who register both their Nintendo DS system and the Phantom Hourglass game will be eligible to receive an exclusive stylus shaped like a quill pen. The stylus, patterned after an in-game item, appears to be available on a limited basis, so early adopters will want to jump on that on the release date

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on July 17, 2007, 12:00:25 AM
1st wii post evar! probably last as well.

edit on standard comp: ebgames promotion of trade in 10 games (like, recent ones), get a free used wii + my video store's need to sell a crapload of games for $10 each = $100 wii.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 18, 2007, 04:03:38 PM
b/c of the price drop of the ps3...i decided to get one...and here are my thoughts


Pros:

-very sexy looking, nice gloss finish, very eyecatching piece of hardware, when someone sees it they ask about it
-versatile...more so than the 360:  photos, videos, games, blu-ray, internet browser, music, backwards compatible w/ps1 and ps2 games, downloadable content, and other shit that i'm still finding out
-HOME looks really cool
-upgradeable harddrive...thats a good thing b/c you can pop out the 60 hdd and upgrade it easily
-futureproof?
-after all research i've gathered that its more powerful than the 360 and has outstanding potential
-wireless controller comes with a rechargeable cord
-if its anything like the ps2....the ps3 should have a 10 year lifecycle..so, $500 for 10 years of gaming= just over $4.00 a month
-free online multiplayer
-incredible settings/options for various media via system updates
-marketplace w/old school ps1 games
-quiet
-after e3, there are some good looking exclusives

Cons:

-if you own a 360, there are not a whole lot of games to get  [i just have resistance and will get sigma friday]
-dashboard is drab and boring
-free online can suck b/c the presentation, quality, and options pales in comparison to the 360
-rechargeable battery is built into the controller meaning...if your battery dies, you buy another controller
-web browser is clunky


Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on August 02, 2007, 05:30:55 PM
So the Wii is the best thing ever...

Besides having a blast with Wii Sports, I downloaded some old games... like Zelda for SNES. I used to love that game and it brought so many memories. I was surprise that the game was so cool and had so many features even 15 years ago.

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on August 11, 2007, 08:12:52 PM
So the Wii is the best thing ever...

Wait a month and tell me if you're still playing it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on August 12, 2007, 04:37:39 PM
i'm 4 days away from a month and still playing. though mostly gamecube games i missed out on.

resident evil 4 is a classic. metroid is coming soon but i've never been into it.. i want mario galaxy so badly.

last night i made a terrible mistake and purchased Mario Bros from the virtual console thinking it was Super Mario Bros. (for those unaware of the difference Mario Bros is crap)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on August 12, 2007, 06:39:24 PM
Its been almost a month since I bought it... and I played it more than I did Xbox 360 a month after purchase. The thing is that its so much fun when you play with other people, rather than just playing by yourself.

I finished the Zelda game for SNES, and downloaded Super Mario and Street Fighter. I also love playing Wii Sports and got recently the Scarface game. I may buy also the new Zelda when I get back.

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 23, 2007, 11:57:19 PM
Let's say I get a 360. Can I DL games and play them?

I DL games for my PS2. I gave the console to this little asian kid that used to live by my mom and he took it, brought it back a couple weeks later and it could play downloaded games, I have no idea what he did. That little asian kid is dead now. Hit by a truck, died on impact, went peacefully, so I can't ask him for advice. This is really the only nerdy place I hang out, so maybe you guys know?

I'm not into paying for shit, just doesn't jive with me and makes me feel like shit. I'd much rather play these games for free, and they all cost like $60 new anyways, so who's gonna pay that?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 25, 2007, 11:49:59 AM
Let's say I get a 360. Can I DL games and play them?

I DL games for my PS2. I gave the console to this little asian kid that used to live by my mom and he took it, brought it back a couple weeks later and it could play downloaded games, I have no idea what he did. That little asian kid is dead now. Hit by a truck, died on impact, went peacefully, so I can't ask him for advice. This is really the only nerdy place I hang out, so maybe you guys know?

yeah, im am pretty sure you can/could mod your 360 and play burned games...you could do the same for the original xbox...i feel sorry about the loss of your asian friend...i've never had an asian friend  :yabbse-sad:...but, i've had an italian, latino, afro-american, hungarian, bulgarian, and a swedish pen pal [when i was younger]....

in other gaming news....

if you own a 360 you must own this:

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g258/g25873c02d4.jpg)

its one of the new classics such as resident evil 4, gears of war, twilight princess, ninja gaiden black/sigma, metroid prime,  resistance: FOM, etc.   production values are top notch sound, story, voice work, art direction, playability, and graphics [the game uses the same engine that gears of war uses]....i'm only a few hours in an i know a masterpeice when i play it....the game is an FPS...but not the halo, f.e.a.r., call of duty type....but rather the metroid prime games...its a first person adventure....anyone else played this yet?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 25, 2007, 12:40:37 PM
Bioshock is getting 10's across the boards. My friend DLed the 360 demo and it was the LONGEST demo I've ever played.

Neon, have you played any of the Katamari games? THOSE ARE NUTS (especially if you're stoned)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 25, 2007, 03:02:44 PM
Bioshock is getting 10's across the boards. My friend DLed the 360 demo and it was the LONGEST demo I've ever played.

Neon, have you played any of the Katamari games? THOSE ARE NUTS (especially if you're stoned)

i heard but haven't played them yet....i know they are cool shit...now that i have a ps3, i do plan to pick up some ps2 gems...katamari will be one, along with god of war 2 and okami.....i will also check out the katamari game for the 360 too...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on August 25, 2007, 05:02:35 PM
i've been a bioshock addict for the last few days and i just got the bad ending. i realized too late that it's better to rescue than harvest. NEON, what have you been doing?

ps. the amazing soundtrack is free right now @ http://downloads.2kgames.com/bioshock/BioShock_Score.zip
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on August 26, 2007, 11:46:04 PM
The wife bought me a Xbox 360 today as incentive for quitting WoW along with Bioshock. I'm to the radio broadcaster guy (after saving the trees) and so far it's pretty exceptional. It's also my first experience playing on a next gen (not counting Wii due to graphics) platform and the visuals are just breathtaking. Too bad about the ending. I've heard from a few sources it was fairly abrupt.

And two quick questions: I need to hook this up wirelessly and none of my adaptors work on on the console. Is the only option buying the overpriced Microsoft adapter? And not that I have a Xbox 360, what must have games are there to pick up? I'm already counting on getting Gears of War and Madden 08 later this week. Let me know if there some other must-plays.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 27, 2007, 11:32:28 AM
I don't have a 360, so I can't say that Dead Rising is always fun, but definitely at least rent it.

If you're into RPGs, then definitely Oblivion.  Then again, if you were into WoW, you'd probably dig Oblivion.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on August 27, 2007, 11:42:55 AM
If you're into RPGs, then definitely Oblivion.  Then again, if you were into WoW, you'd probably dig Oblivion.
I'm staying away from anything WoW-esque for the immediate future. Dead Rising had occurred to me though I remember really wanting to play that when it came out.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 27, 2007, 03:38:45 PM
Your wife bought you an xbox 360? Wow. Is she single?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 28, 2007, 03:53:25 PM
i realized too late that it's better to rescue than harvest. NEON, what have you been doing?

i'm actually haven't made it that far in the game to make a decision  :oops:...but, once i do i will harvest first then replay it again to get the "no harvest" achievement...i am addicted to those achievements...at first i thougth it was stupid but it adds a ton of replay value to the games...and some of them are unique and fun...

And not that I have a Xbox 360, what must have games are there to pick up? I'm already counting on getting Gears of War and Madden 08 later this week. Let me know if there some other must-plays.

i love questions like these....

although i am excited about the ps3's potential....the 360 is the de facto gamers console for now...welcome to the club and here are my recs for must buy and must rent....



must buy:



(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g258/g25873c02d4.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g221/g22184p98e6.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g226/g22642fk6eu.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g222/g22277g62ev.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g242/g24208go4tw.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g252/g25204yr2xr.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g248/g24828x83aq.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g263/g26392hnmlk.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g234/g23488bz5g0.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g266/g26600ys0a4.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g252/g25231ncv3h.jpg)




must rent:



(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g252/g25239wkano.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g250/g25086wzykw.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g237/g23728jfvlv.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g249/g24995jtfke.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g221/g22167groch.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g244/g24433nvowf.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g257/g25789py9pa.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g224/g22405siea5.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g230/g23090xy00p.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g242/g24295s2vsw.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g239/g23974rxksz.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g257/g25708syi5u.jpg)
(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g246/g24696bphy3.jpg)



if you are wondering why call of duty 2 is a buy and call of duty 3 is a rent is b/c the developer for COD 2 didn't develop COD 3....instead they were busy doing call of duty 4........see below:


potential great games:

call of duty 4
blue dragon
lost odyssey
rock band
guitar hero 3
alan wake
assasins creed
orange box
beautiful katamari
clive barker's jericho
conan
fallout 3
mercenaries 2
prototype
condemmed 2
devil may cry 4
fable 2
fear 2 [files]
fracture
gta 4
halo wars
stranglehold
kane and lynch
army of two
mass effect
resident evil 5
saints row 2
tom clancy's end war
splinter cell conviction
tony hawks proving ground
unreal tournament 3
too human
virtua fighter 5
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 28, 2007, 10:24:51 PM
And you also use the word gay to describe something other than a flaming homosexual. Not surprised you're a wee tyke.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on August 29, 2007, 08:41:24 AM
Maybe I'm getting old... but I cant find a game that makes me want to really play... I bought Crackdown, Hitman and Double Agent and returned them all. I remember playing the first Splinter Cell for like 24hs in a row. So I'm not sure what is the problem...

Right now I'm hoping GTA4 will change that... so I'm looking forward to that... and of course, NBA 2k8!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 29, 2007, 08:45:08 AM
GTA 4 was supposed to come out in Oct, now I'm hearing that it got pushed back to Oct NEXT YEAR, which sucks cause it was the whole reason I was going to get a 360.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on August 29, 2007, 11:20:43 AM
I hope you are wrong cause I have a reserved copy at GameStop. They've been putting up posters and pre-selling for a fucking year.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 29, 2007, 12:03:08 PM
I hope I'm wrong too.

Where is NEON to confirm/deny? Is he at one of his nerdy video game forums? NEON, get your ass back here! We need you at the nerdy film forum!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on August 29, 2007, 06:59:12 PM
Maybe I'm getting old... but I cant find a game that makes me want to really play...
I feel old cause right now I've been playin this for five hours...

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/squints06/chrono.jpg)

and its fucking great!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on August 29, 2007, 07:38:57 PM
That's one of the greatest games of all time. Chrono Cross was awesome too.

Fuck, Square used to be the baddest company in the world when I was 6 and 7.

Who here remembers buying that shitty fighting game they did for the PS1 called Tobal #1 or something, just cause it had the Final Fantasy 7 demo? I must have played that demo 40 hours, just blowing up that mako reactor with cloud, barrett and the rest of avalanche over and over again.

I was watching my nieces play video games and those little bitches are all like "Watch me, watch me" and I was thinking if I ever liked people watching me and I sure as hell didn't. I would go into my room, lock the door and equip materia and go to fucking work.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on August 29, 2007, 11:00:05 PM
I hope I'm wrong too.

Where is NEON to confirm/deny? Is he at one of his nerdy video game forums? NEON, get your ass back here! We need you at the nerdy film forum!

ha, ha  ...yeah, its delayed until april 2008...the sony and microsoft fanboys are going nuts over this...sony claims that the inferior processing power[i.e. lower storage compacity on a hd-dvd disc vs blu-ray] of the 360 is whats slowing the developers down....while microsoft says the tricky architecture [i.e. complicated and much hyped cell processor] of the ps3 is whats slowing things down...
 
 
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 30, 2007, 12:15:19 AM
I found a very accurate mod of Doom II for XP/Vista, all the sound effects, everything.  It was a lot trickier than I remembered.  I'm still trying to not give in and use IDKFA and IDDQD, though admittedly, once I first downloaded it, they were the first things I typed in and started ripping Imps some new assholes.

But I digress...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on August 30, 2007, 01:08:05 AM
I hope I'm wrong too.

Where is NEON to confirm/deny? Is he at one of his nerdy video game forums? NEON, get your ass back here! We need you at the nerdy film forum!

ha, ha  ...yeah, its delayed until april 2008...the sony and microsoft fanboys are going nuts over this...sony claims that the inferior processing power[i.e. lower storage compacity on a hd-dvd disc vs blu-ray] of the 360 is whats slowing the developers down....while microsoft says the tricky architecture [i.e. complicated and much hyped cell processor] of the ps3 is whats slowing things down...
 
 

fuck them both... but no! we are the ones getting fucked!

i'll just keep downloading old games to my wii... and i'll go to gamestop and get my money back.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on September 11, 2007, 02:40:40 PM
apparently SONY is coming out with a $400 PS3 that includes Spider Man 3 Blu Ray for the holidays...

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 03, 2007, 01:58:07 PM
Do you guys remember how awesome it was to buy video games at toys-r-us? You would just pull that little piece of paper from the sleeve beneath the coverart, take it to the register, and then go over to the special game section, hand them your receipt and they would get your game for you?

That was awesome. It was like a whole giant process just to get a game. It meant something.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: matt35mm on October 03, 2007, 02:45:13 PM
 :cry:

I do remember that.

I haven't played any games since the 90's, though, so I wasn't aware that the process has changed.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on October 03, 2007, 03:26:32 PM
I think now they have them behind glass cases that you have to ask an employee to open, just like everything else.

I don't know though, I don't go to toys-r-us anymore because I don't want to be called a pervert.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on October 04, 2007, 09:30:58 AM
i went to toys-r-us recently to buy a board game.

we bought Imaginiff.

excellent game.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on October 07, 2007, 01:58:12 PM
my sister gave me this yesterday
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/736163934_bfea00d069.jpg)

it has the best graphics, gameplay, story and music of any game on the ds.  it's very cool. and so is my sister.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on October 24, 2007, 10:53:55 AM
Go buy the Orange Box now. Play Portal. You'll thank me.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 24, 2007, 11:12:48 AM
my sister gave me this yesterday
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1317/736163934_bfea00d069.jpg)

it has the best graphics, gameplay, story and music of any game on the ds.  it's very cool. and so is my sister.
I'm so excited about it! Can't touch it for a while due to my classes. Nintendo has this habit of releasing games at the worst times. Been playing through The Minish Cap in anticipation, meanwhile.

Anyone else excited about Advance Wars: Days of Ruin? Coming out in January, I believe.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 30, 2007, 12:28:51 PM
I think now they have them behind glass cases that you have to ask an employee to open, just like everything else.

I don't know though, I don't go to toys-r-us anymore because I don't want to be called a pervert.

yeah, i remember that.  i was kind of scared b/c i didn't know where to go and once i got there you slid that piece of paper through the small opening and ou tpop a creepy guy who accepts the paper then hands me my game...a few years later i thought about how cool it would be to have his/hers job.

now playing:

(http://166.90.203.162/00/agg/cov200/drg200/g280/g28095y80ej.jpg)
 
i mentioned this game early on in this thread...this game is formed by [as dorky as thismay sound] a supergroup of rpg talent...that talent pulls from the final fantasy series and the chrono trigger series....the game has received mediocore reviews..but i love it..for people who grew up on w/chrono trigger and the early final fantasies will love  it...it does indeed start off slow but near the end of disc one and onto disc two-its near flawless...i love the fact that the whole time you are playing it, you feel so nostaglic towards this games roots...the music is some of the best shit i've heard for a game...try it
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 30, 2007, 08:04:25 PM
If anyone is on the fence about Guitar Hero 3, jump the fuck into the greener pasture and get it.

I've already clocked too many hours into it, the Battle mode alone is making it all worth it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 07, 2007, 12:40:38 PM
Alright, so who's picking up Super Mario Galaxy?

This game decides whether I buy a Wii or not. I need some xixax opinions.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 07, 2007, 01:48:45 PM
I'm backlogged on 360 games. I'll be waiting quite a while to get Mario if ever. The games coming out for 360 are just soooo much better than Wii at the moment. I've been waiting for Super Smash Bros. too but I'd rather play Orange Box/GH3/CoD4 through completion before going back to Wii.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 07, 2007, 01:51:51 PM
Call Of Duty 4 is already out? How is it?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 07, 2007, 02:05:35 PM
http://gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/reviews/145468.shtml (http://gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/reviews/145468.shtml)
Everyone is calling it the Best Shooter of the Year. Yes, better even than H3 and Bioshock.

I was a big CoD player to begin with so my opinion would be biased. I'll let the trades speak for it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 07, 2007, 02:34:13 PM
Unfortunately, I don't have ANY of the next gen systems. I'm leaning toward a 360, but a Wii seems like a lot of fun. PS3 is out of the question. Does it even have any exclusive games?

The only reason I was going to buy a next gen system was got GTA 4, but that doesn't seem to be coming out till next year.

I'm still working on FFXII on PS2 and Twilight Princess in GC. Plus, I still play Fight Night at least twice a week.

Also, I have a girlfriend, so.....
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 07, 2007, 03:14:05 PM
Unfortunately, I don't have ANY of the next gen systems. I'm leaning toward a 360, but a Wii seems like a lot of fun. PS3 is out of the question. Does it even have any exclusive games?

The only reason I was going to buy a next gen system was got GTA 4, but that doesn't seem to be coming out till next year.

I'm still working on FFXII on PS2 and Twilight Princess in GC. Plus, I still play Fight Night at least twice a week.

Also, I have a girlfriend, so.....

i agree that the 360 has the best holiday line-up.  there is no way i can keep up with everything.  so, i'm gonna get (essentials) then work  on the other shit later in 2008.  call of duty 4 looks incredible.  i'm bummed about the short campaign.  i do play online but i prefer the signle player component more.  still, i will get cod 4.  i don't think that cod 4 is up to bioshock's standard.  well, maybe in multiplayer :yabbse-grin:   but bioshocks single campaign owns.  and i will always give props to something original than a "military shooter".  but, i think that cod 4 is the cream of the crop in military shooters.  halo 3 in terms of muliplayer is so much fun.  the game is over hyped and it's a "videogame that assholes like" bu tdamn, its fun!  i love having 4 peeps gathered together ina room, listening to good music, drinking beer and going together as a team and trying to fuck shit up.

stefen,  i would buy a 360 as my first step into the next gen of gaming.  the ps3 does have exclusives though...here's a sample: (bold indicates a worth looking IMO)

PlayStation 3 Exclusives

Released:

Folklore
Fomula One: Championship Edition
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Genji: Days of the Blade
Heavenly Sword
Lair
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
MotorStorm
NBA 07
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Ratchet & Clank: Tools Of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Warhawk

Unreleased:

Angel Rings
Afrika
Coded Arms: Assault
DC Universe
Driver 5
Eight Days
Eye of Judgment
Eyedentify
Fifth Phantom Saga
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Gran Turismo 5

Hot Shots Golf 5
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Killzone 2
L.A. Noire
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Monster Kingdom
Ni-Oh
SingStar
Tekken 6
The Getaway 3
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
White Knight Story
WipeOut
     
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on November 07, 2007, 04:01:43 PM
i'm getting galaxy. will report back. hoping by the time i'm done there will be cheap cragslists of assassin's creed and mass effect. i've never had so many games i want coming out at the same time ever.

stefen, i know the wii is tempting, but i would wait unless you get some kind of crazy deal. there just isn't enough good stuff on it yet.

the orange box is fantastic. i'd forgotten how much i loved valve, and especially after playing all these other shooters between hl2 ep 1 and 2, how ingeniously designed everything they do is. not just the levels themselves, but the perfect amount of ambiguity around the story/characters. i can't think of a more purely intruiging game universe.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Bethie on November 11, 2007, 01:00:43 AM
Wii.  I played for the first time last night.  :shock: can't stop thinking about it. never had so much fun. ever. we played a four player game with like 8 people. i wanted to play tonight. i even called my friend with wii. now i'm bored. i need wii.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 11, 2007, 01:20:08 AM
I really enjoy NHL 2K8. I play it at a friends house sometimes. Usually a bunch of us will go to the college hockey game and then play it afterwards because we're still in a hockey mood. At first I was everyone's kicking post because they were all experts with PS2 and I admitted I hadn't played a sports video game since I was 15. They loved it because I make them my kicking posts in all physical sports, but it's been a few weeks and I'm starting to kick the shit out of them. Video games are still fun. I just don't need an expensive hobby so I'm keeping my distance. Oh, and it's been confirmed that video gamers are the moodiest fucks around.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 13, 2007, 12:57:04 AM
I just went out and bought a 360. K-Mart had a sale for 20% off any one item, so I saved like $75. I picked up NBA 2K8.

What are the other essential games to get?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Kal on November 13, 2007, 01:03:30 AM
Thats pretty much the only one I play...

Pro Evolution Soccer is great, but you are white trash so you probably dont like soccer (no offense  :yabbse-grin: ).

The Godfather game is great.


Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 14, 2007, 10:54:11 AM
I just went out and bought a 360. K-Mart had a sale for 20% off any one item, so I saved like $75. I picked up NBA 2K8.

What are the other essential games to get?
I don't have a 360 but from what I hear:

Gears of War
BioShock
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Rainbow Six: Vegas
Halo 3
Viva Pinata


That's all I can think of.

Also, I've been playing Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and it's awesome! Just as addictive as any other Zelda game I've played.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on November 14, 2007, 11:19:38 AM
Forget Clancy games and just get Call of Duty 4. It will satisfy your military shooter niche and has insanely great multiplayer and story.

Chest is right on his other picks (although I've never seen/heard/played Viva Pinata). I'd add The Orange Box and NHL 2008 to the list as well.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 14, 2007, 11:57:30 AM
I picked up Rainbow Six: Vegas (It was $20 used because I have a Gamestop card the gets me 10% off any used game) and 3mo's of XBox Live. My username is SRome if anyone wants to add me as a friend and play some NBA 2K8.

I want to get Fight Night, but I have it for PS2 and I hear it's the exact same game.

I also ordered Bioshock and The Darkness for $50 (TOTAL!) from Amazon including shipping. Great deal. Even if The Darkness sucks it'll still be great trade in value.

The game I want most is CoD 4 but I just can't justify buying it new when I can get it alot cheaper used in a couple weeks. Same with Assasins Creed.

I'm finding out the best thing about XBox is that the games have so much more to offer online. I can see buying games and not even playing the single player mode and just playing online every time. It's really worth it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: picolas on November 14, 2007, 04:55:53 PM
get gears. halo 3 is also great online.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 14, 2007, 10:10:56 PM
I picked up Rainbow Six: Vegas (It was $20 used because I have a Gamestop card the gets me 10% off any used game) and 3mo's of XBox Live. My username is SRome if anyone wants to add me as a friend and play some NBA 2K8.

I want to get Fight Night, but I have it for PS2 and I hear it's the exact same game.

I also ordered Bioshock and The Darkness for $50 (TOTAL!) from Amazon including shipping. Great deal. Even if The Darkness sucks it'll still be great trade in value.

The game I want most is CoD 4 but I just can't justify buying it new when I can get it alot cheaper used in a couple weeks. Same with Assasins Creed.

I'm finding out the best thing about XBox is that the games have so much more to offer online. I can see buying games and not even playing the single player mode and just playing online every time. It's really worth it.

role playing games:
the elder scrolls iv: ovlivion (goty)
blue dragon

eternal sonata

first/third person shooter:
call of duty 2 and 4
rainbow 6: vegas
f.e.a.r.
graw 1 & 2
prey
the darkness
halo 3
the orange box
gears of war


action/adventure:
assasins creed
bioshock
condemned
crackdown
dead rising
stranglehold
kameo
lost planet
saints row
splinter cell: double agent

music/rhythm:
guitar hero 2 and 3

fighting:
dead or alive 4
virtua fighter 5


the games highlighted in bold would be, IMO, worth buying new

as far as high profile 360 releases by the end of the year (look for):

mass effect
rock band
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 15, 2007, 12:12:14 PM
Ugh! Amazon had a deal going the last couple days where you buy Bioshock for $50 and you get The Darkness (which I heard was underrated and I used to love the comic) for free. I was going to do it yesterday but coudln't remember the zip my credit card was registered to so I had to cancel and call my bank. Today the deal is GONE!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 15, 2007, 01:57:06 PM
I also ordered Bioshock and The Darkness for $50 (TOTAL!) from Amazon including shipping.

I hope you find a sucker to take the Darkness from you for much at all... it really is a boring fucking game.

But Bioshock for $50 is appropriate for it new anyway, right?

Not a total loss.

Also, Viva Pinata is very addictive
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 15, 2007, 02:03:11 PM
Hmm. Everything I've heard about The Darkness says it's underrated. It's like the Josie And The Pussycats of video games.

Even so, if it sucks I can trade it in and get more for it than I paid for it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 15, 2007, 05:14:42 PM
Well, it's extra violent so it's kind of cool at first, but having played it, all I can say is that it's extremely repetitive and tedious.  The whole you get your power in the darkness aspect is cool, so you have to shoot out the lights, but after a while it's like "Why am I not just playing another FPS?"
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on November 15, 2007, 08:05:04 PM
Forget Clancy games and just get Call of Duty 4. It will satisfy your military shooter niche and has insanely great multiplayer and story.

Chest is right on his other picks (although I've never seen/heard/played Viva Pinata). I'd add The Orange Box and NHL 2008 to the list as well.


Never HEARD of Viva Pinata? Shit, where've you been? Really "cute" underappreciated god game by Rare (of Banjo Kazooie/Conker's Bad Fur Day/Goldeneye 64 fame) that is surprisingly addictive. Like I said, I don't have a 360, but around when the game came out I sat in a store playing it for a couple hours and loved it. Then sometime earlier this year Rare announced they are making a port for the DS, so I'm excited.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 17, 2007, 02:23:53 AM
So I just bought Call of Duty 4 and Assassin's Creed, and my girlfriend is gone for the week, so I pretty much haven't seen daylight in three days.   :yabbse-smiley: :yabbse-thumbup:

My only disappointment is how short Call of Duty 4 is.  Fuck multiplayer.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 17, 2007, 01:27:02 PM
Can I come over?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on November 17, 2007, 04:52:57 PM
Only until my girlfriend gets back.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on November 17, 2007, 07:11:47 PM
What's everyones gamertags? Mine is SRome.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 02, 2007, 03:11:24 PM
woo hooo! looks like my sister is giving me a wii for the christmas and we're thinking of getting the bundle that includes 5 games.

the one we're pratically getting the system for is :
(http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/object/873/873984/NITES_WII_Boxboxart_160w.jpg)
we were huge fans of the first one and i was very excited when i heard there was a sequel for the wii.

the rest , i think, should be these:
(http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/object/748/748588/MarioGalaxyFinalBoxboxart_160w.jpg)(http://cubemedia.ign.com/cube/image/object/748/748589/legendofzeldatwilightprincess_wiifinalboxboxart_160w.jpg)

but i don't know about the other two. any suggestions?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 02, 2007, 03:26:01 PM
Warioware if you got friends. Can't go wrong with Resident Evil 4 if you haven't played it on Gamecube yet. Personally, it's probably the best video game I've EVER played.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 02, 2007, 08:51:14 PM
The answer is: Metroid Prime 3 and Resident Evil 4.

You were right about Mario Galaxy and Zelda (and a lot of people are pretty excited about Nights...never played the original so I don't rightly know anything about it).

Not that I even own a Wii, but I hear a lot of say.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 02, 2007, 09:24:01 PM
nights was one of those lovely products that marked my childhood. it was a huge deal when it came out because it was gonna be sega's strong rival against crash bandicoot and mario 64 during the beginning of the console wars, but it ended up being a commercial failure. i had a sega saturn and only 3 or 2  games. if you look for a trailer in youtube, it'll look like the cheesiest shit ever, but it  had beautiful design in terms of level construction, up there with nintendo's best .   it's one of the most colorful games i can think of also. a true classic. :salute:


it has aged well too,
take a look at this video
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wV3GPwRQNCc
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on December 02, 2007, 09:43:37 PM
My gamertag is Hulot Thugg. Add me and we'll play.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Bethie on December 02, 2007, 11:40:27 PM
I played guitar hero on wii the other night. I'm slow so it took me awhile to get through a song and I was getting pissed! First song I made it through was Pearl Jam - Evenflow, naturally.

I heard Foghat - Slow Ride on the radio today and I'm like, "I can play this on guitar."
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 03, 2007, 12:10:00 AM
I want to get Rock Band solely so I can learn to play drums.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 03, 2007, 01:52:12 AM
It's pricy, sure, but after playing my friend's Rock Band, I am showing clinical signs of addiction.

The Drum Fills are badass.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: 72teeth on December 03, 2007, 04:23:29 AM
i moved out recently and rock band is how my family replaced me... seriously, evertime i go home, they're all playing. dicks had to go and wait till i moved out for them to start buy cool shit...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 05, 2007, 11:14:56 AM
Holy shit, this new Live update was AWESOME!

They finally added video support so I can stream all the stuff from my computer and watch it on my TV. I don't need to burn DVD's anymore. I spent all night watching Mixed Martial Arts fights and Pornography!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 06, 2007, 07:33:22 PM
hey guys, what the hell is up with wii availability in the states??? my father's going next week to washington,d.c. and he's gonna look for it over there. but i check prices at sites like compusa and bestbuy and it says sold out.
does that mean it's SOLD OUT in all of the stores or is it just for the website??
and what about the price?
it's 250.00?   help me out please. i'm effing confused.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 06, 2007, 08:59:35 PM
I NEVER see them in stores. I did until November but now with the holidays it's tough to find.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 08, 2007, 12:25:47 PM
It's $250 all the time.

Your best chance is to camp out at a Best Buy or some other store Saturday night so you can get one when the store opens Sunday (most stores get new shipments on Sunday, I believe, but don't trust my memory). Otherwise, this time of year you will never see one.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 08, 2007, 01:41:29 PM
chest, can you talk a little bit more about metroid corruption?  the thing is that i'm not very fond of the first metroid prime. honestly ,i find the metroid universe dull.   is this one different??
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 08, 2007, 05:13:24 PM
chest, can you talk a little bit more about metroid corruption?  the thing is that i'm not very fond of the first metroid prime. honestly ,i find the metroid universe dull.   is this one different??

No.  It's pretty much Metroid Prime with motion sensing.  If you didn't like Metroid Prime, do not spend your money on it.  Or anyone else's money.  Or steal it.  It's not worth doing time for.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on December 08, 2007, 07:21:42 PM
I actually never got into Metroid for the cube but after playing 50+ hours on Twilight princess on the Wii I took to Corruption rather quickly. It really is a lot of fun and it feels like a cross between Zelda and Halo. Give it a shot.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 08, 2007, 08:13:00 PM
chest, can you talk a little bit more about metroid corruption?  the thing is that i'm not very fond of the first metroid prime. honestly ,i find the metroid universe dull.   is this one different??
If you didn't like the first you probably won't like this one unless the controls are that much a difference for you. It's still the same exploratory backtracking game but with tighter controls and improved graphics. I just happen to love Metroid games in general.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pas on December 09, 2007, 04:39:32 PM

My only disappointment is how short Call of Duty 4 is.  Fuck multiplayer.

Is there any way to play multiplayer-like-deathmatch against the AI ?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on December 09, 2007, 08:12:50 PM
it's done, folks.  i think my dad ended up buying the wii at a best buy today. my sister asked for warioware and we also got galaxy and zelda. many thanks.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 09, 2007, 09:11:28 PM

My only disappointment is how short Call of Duty 4 is.  Fuck multiplayer.

Is there any way to play multiplayer-like-deathmatch against the AI ?

Not that I know of.  It might, but I only rented it, so I had enough time to play through the single player campaign, but not enough time to delve into any of the other features.  The single player game is amazing, though... one of the best of the year by far.  Just short.   :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on December 10, 2007, 10:47:36 AM
Try completing it on Veteran. It suddenly becomes a muuuuuuuch longer game (Fuck you 'No Fighting in the War Room!').

There's no AI bots for the multiplayer, but damn, with multiplayer this good why would you want it? Easily the best MP FPS out there. The ranking up system is a joy and you can customize your gun, camo, gernades, gun accessories, scopes, and perks to your hearts galore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 10, 2007, 09:35:48 PM
Try completing it on Veteran. It suddenly becomes a muuuuuuuch longer game (Fuck you 'No Fighting in the War Room!').

I don't really consider having to repeat sections over and over because you keep dying "replay value," though.

Who knows, I might end up buying it at some point (or getting it for Christmas... my dad knows how much I liked it), and maybe it will convert me to the ways of online multiplayer.  Probably not, though.  I seriously fucking hate online multiplayer.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pas on December 11, 2007, 01:31:17 PM
I seriously fucking hate online multiplayer.

Yeah me too. Seeing all characters jump around like frogs on meth totally burned me from FPS MP.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Bethie on December 11, 2007, 11:50:06 PM
I guess we're having this big wii party friday and/or saturday night. two tvs and shit. I'm excited.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: MacGuffin on December 14, 2007, 04:41:59 PM
Nintendo President Talks Wii Shortages, Announces Rain-Check Program
Consumers who preorder on December 20, 21 will receive system by end of January.

Citing historic demand for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime spoke to reporters Friday (December 14) to explain why holiday shoppers are struggling to find the system on store shelves and what his company will — and won't — do about it.

"We expected Wii to perform extremely well within the historic launch parameters of the video game industry," Fils-Aime said. "What we didn't expect is to write an entirely new chapter in that history and have it happen that fast." He said the system has sold more than 6 million units in the U.S., and that even though Nintendo is now manufacturing 1.8 million a month, it "has remained a sellout virtually everywhere in America nonstop from the day it launched."

To alleviate consumer frustration, he said Nintendo and the retailer GameStop are announcing a rain-check program, guaranteeing that consumers who pay the full $249.99 preorder for the system on December 20 or 21 will receive a Wii by the end of January. He said that "many tens of thousands" of the rain checks will be available.

Fils-Aime also said that new systems will be on sale this weekend at "at least six national retailers," including Kmart, Best Buy, Sears, Target, Toys "R" Us and Circuit City. He added that Wal-Mart "will be pushing out massive amounts of Wii systems into their stores all week long."

He encouraged consumers not to pay more for the system than the $250 price, but said Nintendo cannot take steps to penalize retailers who mark up the cost other than to withhold extra supply.

Fils-Aime said Nintendo could do no better than they have. "I get personal calls from people wanting to know why we just don't manufacture more," he said. "Believe me, if it were that easy, we would." He blamed production constraints on Nintendo's dependence on a wide array of suppliers and a simple inability to meet constant consumer demand. "There was no ability for us to stockpile systems over the summer to meet the holiday rush."

One way to increase that output and the speed with which systems reach American consumers, though, would be to begin manufacturing the machine in the U.S. Currently it is only made in Asia. Asked about this by MTV News, Fils-Aime said, "We have no plans to manufacture the Wii system here in the Americas. It is a complicated system to assemble. There are quite a number of proprietary techniques that we use to protect ourselves in terms of piracy and security, so production will continue to remain in the Far East." In response to a later question, Fils-Aime declined to say whether Nintendo was beginning to air-ship its consoles instead of shipping them across the Pacific by boat, as is the norm.

Given that Nintendo is manufacturing 1.8 million Wiis a month and that U.S. sales hit 980,000 in November, according to the NPD sales-tracking firm, Nintendo of America appears to be drawing about half of the global supply. MTV News asked if the U.S. might be due an even bigger portion.

"As you know, Japan has no Thanksgiving, same for Europe. So we knew that in order to maximize the selling opportunity that we have here in the U.S., we needed to have a greater share of the production," Fils-Aime said. "And you are correct. If you simply do the math it would suggest that we receive 50 percent of production for the month. As we look to the future, the decisions that are being made by the executive committee of Nintendo are to put the hardware where it will essentially sell out the fastest. ... My role in my job is to continue to share information with them on the strong sales here in the Americas and to argue for a larger and larger share of production, which is what I do every week."

Fils-Aime could not indicate when Nintendo will begin making even more Wiis — or revert to non-holiday rates — saying there is "no date targeted" for a change.

For now, the Wii remains hot. The 981,000 units sold in the U.S. in November compared to 466,000 PS3s, 496,000 PS2s and 770,000 Xbox 360s, according to NPD.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on December 19, 2007, 11:47:47 PM
bay area peeps: any good arcade in the area?  I've only found one in san rafael and I'm thinking of forming a gang and hitting that in the near future.  if you're interested lemme know, but if you know of some place closer, lemme know too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Pubrick on December 19, 2007, 11:58:21 PM
people still play in arcades? i stopped going when the price of a game went up from 20 cents.

then again, i never had a gang.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 21, 2007, 08:38:17 AM
people still play in arcades?
No. I stopped going when I stopped going to Chuck E. Cheese's.

Pete, have arcade games even gotten better since ten years ago? Whenever I peek my head into one I still see the same Cruis'n USA/World/Jurassic Park/Area 51 shit. The only reason to go to one now is motherfucking Air Hockey, which you can find at any arcade.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: ©brad on December 21, 2007, 09:55:24 AM
everyone goes to arcades... when they're fuckin 6.

does anyone remember playing the old 4-player x-men game? that shit rocked, it kept me busy and broke for two long summers. mortal kombat 2 was my other favorite. then i stopped going, i think it was around the same time i discovered masturbation.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 21, 2007, 10:34:45 AM
My favorite arcade game was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles one. Where you pick the turtle you want and it starts out in that building and you have to kill all those foot soldiers while the building is burning.

I too stopped going to the arcade when I started having sex (With girls though. Not with myself.)

I think we pinpointed the reason pete still wants to hang out in arcades.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: pete on December 21, 2007, 10:41:18 AM
hey guys whats this masturbation thing that everyone keeps on talking about?

I'M GONNA PLAY TEKKEN 5 THIS WEEKEND.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on December 21, 2007, 11:34:23 AM
Dude, get yourself a 360 if you want to meet chicks. You got to an arcade and impress a chick with a 30 hit combo and what's the best you can do? Feel her up behind the food court? You impress a girl at your moms house while she's at work and you can do whatever you want. You got the house to yourself. EXPERIMENT! I suggest the Brooklyn Brickhouse, the Pine Sol Mop Top, and my personal favorite, the AC Slater!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 21, 2007, 05:53:04 PM
Maybe a little of the ol' Tennessee Slingshot.  And a Wobbly Bobtail, if you have enough counter space.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on December 22, 2007, 10:28:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw&eurl=http://forums.narutofan.com/showthread.php?t=308524 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw&eurl=http://forums.narutofan.com/showthread.php?t=308524)

Alright Nintendo the ball's in your court.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: squints on December 26, 2007, 05:52:42 PM
Holy BALLS!! i just spent the weekend playing through the story mode of Call of Duty 4 and jesus! that's some intense shit!

Game spoilers (do those exist?):

I'm specifically speaking of the Sniper level and the scene where the character you've been playing as dies in a a nuclear explosion and the last thing you get to do is crawl out into the burgeoning nuclear winter. WOW!

Multiplayer is fun as shit too. (I say this beats halo 3 in so many ways)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on December 26, 2007, 06:24:57 PM
I'm specifically speaking of the Sniper level 

I love that part.  I was lousy at it (I accidentally shot the guard behind my target directly in the crotch four times in a row... I think it was an accident, anyway), but I love it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: modage on January 06, 2008, 02:43:53 AM
oh man.  i have not played video games since nintendo 64 but ROCK BAND is rocking my world.  we got it at work and i'm staying late and coming in on weekends to play it.  its SO fun.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: hedwig on January 06, 2008, 02:55:33 AM
oh man.  i have not played video games since nintendo 64 but ROCK BAND is rocking my world.  we got it at work and i'm staying late and coming in on weekends to play it.  its SO fun.
i know exactly how you feel. Rock Band owns my life.

what's your weapon of choice? i stick with guitar most of the time. every now and then i take the microphone on Say it Ain't So, Gimme Shelter, and especially Creep because nobody else can sing those. i stay away from drums. i think it'd be funny if they added a def leppard song that requires you to play with one arm.

the only bad part is that i now hate every single fucking song on the rock band playlist except for Maps and Creep, which never seem to get old. Learn to Fly is good too.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: grand theft sparrow on January 07, 2008, 09:27:48 AM
Conan meets Rock Band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVxbAvD1onc
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: 72teeth on January 07, 2008, 10:06:08 PM
Aw, i love improve conan. Second best thing to come of this strike...
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 29, 2008, 03:32:07 PM
I've been asking friends of mine off the board this, but how many of you feel that your interest in video games has now overtaken your interest in film? If it has, how so? It's not a judgement question. I'm trying to gage the popularity of video games with film fans.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 29, 2008, 03:51:54 PM
I've always been hugely into both but I certainly spend more money on video games than I do on movies. This wasn't the case during the heyday of DVD when studios were putting out quality special editions on an almost weekly basis. With the onset of Blu-Ray and HD they just don't seem to be really trying very hard and I'm hoping it's simply because of the infancy of the format. Video games fascinate me because they've come so far in such a short amount of time and it really blows my mind to think how great the stories and production values in games might be in twenty years. I'm still not sure I will ever see the day when a game moves me as much as a film, but you never know.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 12:36:09 AM
New Pics from Ninja Gaiden 2
(http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/01/medium_2229113269_07c80f3652_o.jpg)
(http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/01/medium_2229113149_f583083f3a_o.jpg)
(http://kotaku.com/assets/images/gallery/9/2008/01/medium_2229904890_af4a19e0f3_o.jpg)


This is going to be fun...and I would imagine maddeningly frustrating as well.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on January 30, 2008, 02:12:47 AM
I've been asking friends of mine off the board this, but how many of you feel that your interest in video games has now overtaken your interest in film? If it has, how so? It's not a judgement question. I'm trying to gage the popularity of video games with film fans.

My interests in video games long passed since my early years of high school. And recently, even with owning games like Rock Band and the Nintendo Wii system, that level of interactivity hasn't changed much. My attention span with video games is so limited, I can't dedicate more than a few hours a week to gaming. Because of this, even the release of a game that interests me immensely (take Devil May Cry for the ps3) I know I would eventually play the thing no more than a few hours before giving up on it. Certainly not the case with film, on average I watch one to two films per day. I enjoy spending my time that way instead.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on January 30, 2008, 08:50:16 AM
my gamertag is LeCarlosier , suckas. let's play halo 3 one of these days.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 12:55:27 PM
my gamertag is LeCarlosier , suckas. let's play halo 3 one of these days.

What other games do you have? Halo 3 kind of sucks unless you're a 12 year old racist boy.

My gamertag is SRome.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 01:16:18 PM
My gamertag is still Hulot Thugg and I play UNO, COD4, Skate, Rock Band and will be playing Rez HD when I get home. The best part of Hulot Thugg is hearing all the rednecks call me Hulot (and pronouncing the "T", with a southern drawl.)
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 01:54:11 PM
So you're hulot thugg. I had you on my friends list for some reason and kept wondering why I put some weird gangabanger on my friends list.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 01:57:14 PM
So you're hulot thugg. I had you on my friends list for some reason and kept wondering why I put some weird gangabanger on my friends list.

Just another one of those Tati lovin gangbangin muthafuckas!! :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 03:19:19 PM
Mr. Hulot was taken?

Maybe that's PTA's gamertag. I'm gonna add him as a friend.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 03:30:40 PM
I didn't try Mr. Hulot. I wanted something that would mix my love for Tati with my hatred for 12 year old racists who play Halo 3. It's nice to hear all the rednecks get so excited that I have the word "thugg" in my tag. I shouldn't want to mock them as much as I do...but I do. I used to have friends come over and I would play Halo 3 and they would use the headset and read short fiction from The New Yorker...it's pretty fucking fun. I will say the best thing that ever happened to me online was some kid showing me his balls during a game of Uno. That's why I pay $50 a year for Live!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 03:51:30 PM
I didn't try Mr. Hulot. I wanted something that would mix my love for Tati with my hatred for 12 year old racists who play Halo 3. It's nice to hear all the rednecks get so excited that I have the word "thugg" in my tag. I shouldn't want to mock them as much as I do...but I do. I used to have friends come over and I would play Halo 3 and they would use the headset and read short fiction from The New Yorker...it's pretty fucking fun. I will say the best thing that ever happened to me online was some kid showing me his balls during a game of Uno. That's why I pay $50 a year for Live!!

haha man, seriously, what's the deal with the people on Live? How come there is so much racism? Everything is nigger this or nigger that. I used to get really pissed, but now I just find it funny.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 09:29:05 PM
So I just finished Call Of Duty 4 and I gotta say the whole game was pretty cinematic. The emotions it gave really does remind me of something you get in a movie.

The Shock And Awe mission alone really got to me. The ending too. I mean, just watching your friends who you've been with the whole game getting shot in the head execution style one by one was really dramatic.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 09:42:07 PM
So I just finished Call Of Duty 4 and I gotta say the whole game was pretty cinematic. The emotions it gave really does remind me of something you get in a movie.

The Shock And Awe mission alone really got to me. The ending too. I mean, just watching your friends who you've been with the whole game getting shot in the head execution style one by one was really dramatic.

I finished that a couple days ago and have to agree with you about the cinematic qualities. It's always nice when they don't end with a true boss battle just because they feel they have to...it was more about the story than about killing someone at the end. Nice Touch. Did you play that bonus mission after the end credits? That was a blast especially since I wasn't expecting it.

Downloaded Rez HD tonight and that is awesome. I had never played it on PS2 or Dreamcast and it's certainly not complicated but it is alot of fun. You can use up to three extra controllers for what they call "Trance Vibration." You are supposed to put one behind your back and two under your feet to create a full body experience. This is seriously making me wish I hadn't ever stopped smoking pot.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on January 30, 2008, 09:50:00 PM
You guys be sure to download Undertow for free because they are giving it free for a couple days because of the XBox Live problems during Christmas. I don't even know if it's still available, but if it is, grab it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on January 30, 2008, 09:56:59 PM
I think that ended earlier this week. I paid for it right before they announced this. Apparently if you did pay for it you can call Xbox tech support and after jumping through 20 minutes worth of hoops they will credit your account...fuck that.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 04, 2008, 10:05:57 PM
Be sure to download the free Oceanic Airlines theme. It's wicked sexy.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 04, 2008, 10:51:00 PM
Be sure to download the free Oceanic Airlines theme. It's wicked sexy.

Where? Can't find it.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 04, 2008, 10:57:31 PM
Be sure to download the free Oceanic Airlines theme. It's wicked sexy.

Where? Can't find it.

I was just online and if you go to Marketplace there is an ad for Oceanic on the right hand side...This could be randomly generated so try going back a few times if you don't see it right away. Let me know if you still can't get it.

I also saw the ad under "New Arrivals" if you scroll over to 'Themes" the same image is at the top of the page.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 10:59:22 AM
Still can't find it. Is it on the Marketplace? All I see is a Rush Hour III ad and a Rez HD ad.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 05, 2008, 01:25:58 PM
Still can't find it. Is it on the Marketplace? All I see is a Rush Hour III ad and a Rez HD ad.

Son of a bitch. I wish there was a way I could send it to you but like I said I haven't seen it actually listed anywhere it's just an ad for Oceanic Airlines that says something about entering a contest and when you click on it you download the theme.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 01:42:09 PM
Alot of help you were.

Next time when you make something up that isn't true, keep it to yourself.

Jerk.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on February 05, 2008, 02:33:50 PM
Alot of help you were.

Next time when you make something up that isn't true, keep it to yourself.

Jerk.

Taken from Xbox.com

-Fire up your console, sign on to Xbox LIVE and go to Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
-Locate an Oceanic Airlines Theme banner on Xbox LIVE.
-Select the Oceanic Airlines Theme banner.
-Select Oceanic Airlines Theme from the list of available content and select Confirm Download.
-Upon the successful completion of the Theme download you'll see a Thank You for Registering message.

What....what!!
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 05, 2008, 03:01:33 PM
I don't even want it anymore.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on February 11, 2008, 10:38:02 AM
So, this weekend I bought a 37in LCD HDTV since my other TV was fucking cursed and the guys at the shop I took it to couldn't fix it on three consecutive occasions. It would be fixed, then break a couple weeks later. This happened 3 times. The guys finally said the tv was fucking cursed and gave me a refund.

It's amazing how great video games look on it. I have to 360 set up through the composite at 1080i and it looks awesome.

I have so many games piled up that I need to play, but wasn't able to due to my TV not working. Right now I'm working on Oblivion, but I don't know how much longer I can put up with it. I still have Mass Effect, Halo 3, and The Darkness which I haven't even touched. I wanna finish BioShock but I don't remember where I was at before the tv broke so I will probably just start all over.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 11, 2008, 06:21:10 PM
I have so many games piled up that I need to play

Fuck that 360 shit, but I know what you mean. Professor Layton, the new Advance Wars, Phoenix Wright 3 and 4 (Apollo Justice), and many many Wii games still.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 15, 2008, 03:05:20 PM
i have alot of playing to do

here are a list of games that i own but havent touched or ones that i am currently playing:

ps3:

unreal tournament III
ratchet & clank-future
assasins creed
uncharted
resistance

360:

devil may cry IV
lost odyssey
prey
blue dragon
kameo
oblivion (stefen, stay away from this game if you want free time..its massive ive put 300+ hours in so far)
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Post by: Stefen on February 15, 2008, 06:24:19 PM
We should get a CoD 4 xixax throwdown organized.

Get a squad together and go wreck shit with our elitist attitudes.
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on February 15, 2008, 06:45:36 PM
I'm down for the PS3 CoD 4 runs.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 16, 2008, 08:52:24 PM
Neon, get on that Assassin's Creed asap.
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Post by: Stefen on February 16, 2008, 08:58:09 PM
I'm down for the PS3 CoD 4 runs.

I have a 360. Can we still play?
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on February 18, 2008, 02:08:38 PM
Neon, get on that Assassin's Creed asap.

assassins creed is an interesting game.  the scope and the detail is amazing.  its has an enormous open world.  in all production aspects, the game is flawless.  its looks and sounds great.  visually its one of those games that makes another case for why i think video games are just as important as films.  the only complaint that one could say about this game is the fact that it becomes repetitive in terms of eavesdrop, pickpocket, assasinate.  rinse and repeat.  i know alot of critcs have pointed that out but i think that if you take pac-man, for example, its a repetitive game in that you run around and eat pellets and ghosts.  its all about how fun it is and assasins creed is fun.  one of the pure beauties of the game is that you have total freedom to assasinate the targets.  you have endless ways on how to approach it.  thats cool.  i wish i got the 360 version b/c collecting thiose flags w/o any type of reward sucks.  but th eps3 version was on sale for $37.99 at the time.     
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on February 18, 2008, 03:22:15 PM
I'm down for the PS3 CoD 4 runs.

I have a 360. Can we still play?

Nope  :yabbse-sad:
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Post by: cron on February 25, 2008, 05:35:37 PM
man with this blu-ray thing i'm kind of regretting buying an xbox and not getting a ps3 instead. i think i'm selling it asap , when i can still get a fair deal.pfft
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Post by: Stefen on February 25, 2008, 11:33:14 PM
haha, how many of these do you know?

http://www.cracked.com/article_15902_15-most-annoying-video-game-characters-from-otherwise-great-games.html

My favorite is #12. Fuck Ashley. She was always slowing me down.
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on February 26, 2008, 08:22:33 AM
The only one I haven't played with is Raiden.

My favorites are

Slippy the Toad. I remember many times playing StarFox 64 she would try to do something and then 10 seconds later she'd cry "I NEED HELP" or something retarded.

Tingle. He's just weird. I don't know why they made a whole game for him on the DS (I don't think it was ever released here but it's called "Tingle's Rosy Rupee Land").

Racers that use Comeback A.I. So annoying when you're in front the whole race, beating off the comeback racers as they try to pass you, then you fall or get hit on the last lap and can't catch up to the racers who for some reason were always close.

Natalya. Fuck her! I think Stefen's response to Ashley is mine for Natalya. I didn't mind Ashley because she's supposed to be a little annoying, but Natalya was over-the-top.

I never thought the Duck Hunt dog was that annoying.


I've got a game to recommend for DS owners. Well first of all, the new Advance Wars came out. I haven't yet started it but how can it go wrong? But do yourselves a favor and get Professor Layton and the Curious Village. Great art design and character design, fantastic music, some really fun puzzles. It's more of a puzzle game than an adventure game (see: Phoenix Wright), so the puzzles are unrelated to the story but the puzzles are numerous and mostly fun, and they're held together by a charming murder mystery.

Speaking of Phoenix Wright, the fourth one that's actually made for the DS came out. I haven't finished the third Phoenix Wright so I can't play it yet but are any of you guys playing the game yet?
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Post by: cron on February 28, 2008, 12:26:48 AM
what are the best ps3 games right now? is unreal tournament iii one of them?
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Post by: polkablues on February 28, 2008, 02:46:45 AM
what are the best ps3 games right now? is unreal tournament iii one of them?

Only if you like multiplayer.  If you do, that and Warhawk should be on your list.

Otherwise, as far as PS3 exclusives go, I love both Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank.  Heavenly Sword has taken a lot of crap for being short, but I had a lot of fun with it the week I rented it, and it's a freaking gorgeous game.  Best appreciated on a big TV.
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Post by: cron on March 02, 2008, 06:58:30 PM
it's done! the 360's gone and i now am the proud owner of a ps3.
i'm LeBlueRider cos all the other nicknames i had in mind were taken.
so whatsup?


Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 02, 2008, 08:01:39 PM
Why?
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Post by: cinemanarchist on March 02, 2008, 08:25:05 PM
I'll miss you cron :yabbse-sad:
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cron on March 03, 2008, 03:11:41 PM
Why?
-it had to be done quick while i still could get a fair price
-i was wasting a lot of time
-the 'long-term' aspect of the ps3 is begining to show
-it was feasible, the price is not as ridiculous as it was a year ago
-there's not a lot of variety and culture in the 360
-ps3 games have cooler design
-gran turismo 5 prologue. god. and i'm the last person to talk about cars and car games
-couldn't bear the thought of being unable to play metal gear solid 4 in june
-really wanted the blu-ray
-machine really is a powerhouse
-i'm used to having a playstation and a nintendo console. the xbox just didn't work a lot for me
i'm more used to playing a game for a couple of hours and progressing in the story mode or whatever ,than spending 8 straight hours online , feeling that nothing was achieved in those hours.


am i right, polka?
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Post by: polkablues on March 03, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
 :yabbse-thumbup:
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Post by: cron on March 04, 2008, 12:52:37 AM
so how can i find you at the psn or whatever?
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: polkablues on March 04, 2008, 01:10:13 AM
My username on there is also polkablues, so I assume there's some way you can search for that.  I play online very little, though.
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Post by: Stefen on March 08, 2008, 04:20:24 PM
heh.

(http://lisaelama.com/wp-content/28820.jpg)
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Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on March 08, 2008, 05:47:15 PM
it's done! the 360's gone and i now am the proud owner of a ps3.
i'm LeBlueRider cos all the other nicknames i had in mind were taken.
so whatsup?

Added you. For now, I've got these online games: Tekken, Warhawk, Fifa 08, Rock Band, Call of Duty 4.

So, if you feel alone, like nobody in the world cares and nobody in the fucking world gives a shit, then I'm here... as long as you're playing any of these games.
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Post by: cinemanarchist on March 09, 2008, 07:47:26 PM
It's about time to give my Wii some love. Just picked up these today and after spending an hour with each I think it's safe to say that both rock. No More Heroes actually has some great writing and while it's mildly repetitive it's so unique that I can't put it down...well except to write this I guess.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I-FIps-iL._AA280_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61hsaXfwE3L._AA280_.jpg)
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Post by: Stefen on March 09, 2008, 09:58:26 PM
Those are really the only two games I'd want to play on Wii. I hope they make a Pilotwings game. Pilotwings 64 was awesome.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Raikus on March 09, 2008, 10:13:41 PM
I've been playing Brawl all day long. First thing that's gotten me off the 360 in about 6 months. It might start a Wii revival as I've wanted to play Galaxy for a while now.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on March 10, 2008, 12:09:54 AM
I've been playing Brawl all day long. First thing that's gotten me off the 360 in about 6 months. It might start a Wii revival as I've wanted to play Galaxy for a while now.

Galaxy is the tits. There were actually moments in that game that were so cool it almost brought tears to my eyes.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: brockly on March 10, 2008, 09:09:23 AM
no offence to the 360/ ps3 homos but those consoles eta balls. 360 suxs,, i regret buying it. wii is bong. galaxy and twiligh princess  aree te shit and from wat ive seen of brawl it looks dope.,still waiting for australien relaease. i like MOtion sensors tey make me feel potenciesed>
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Post by: Raikus on March 10, 2008, 09:26:07 AM
First off, thanks for joining the board Jason Mewes. Marginal fan.

Each console has something different that is great. There's no way to say 360 "suxs" (unless we're talking about hardware errors) when you've got CoD4, Mass Effect, Orange Box, Halo 3, and BioShock that you can play on the console. It also has the best multiplayer system available.

Sure, I imagine if your game library only contains TMNT, Timeshift and Undertow any console is going to suck.
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Post by: brockly on March 10, 2008, 09:56:50 AM
. There's no way to say 360 "suxs" (unless we're talking about hardware errors) when you've got CoD4, Mass Effect, Orange Box, Halo 3, and BioShock that you can play on the console.


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 i gotn most on those game son pc , though i rarely ever play games anymore, ecxept for halo3 which is thoe only good thing to come from of 360. hola 3 is good i like the knew levels and online mode,
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Post by: brockly on March 10, 2008, 09:58:01 AM
First off, thanks for joining the board Jason Mewes. Marginal fan.


lawl
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Post by: Stefen on March 10, 2008, 10:07:09 AM
Do people still argue about the console wars? That's SOOOO last-gen.
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Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on March 10, 2008, 11:57:52 PM
Gamecube can't even play DVD's!  It doesn't stand a chance!
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Post by: polkablues on March 11, 2008, 01:52:04 AM
Fuckin' Jaguar isn't true 64-bits! 
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Post by: john on March 11, 2008, 03:44:20 AM


Galaxy is the tits. There were actually moments in that game that were so cool it almost brought tears to my eyes.

I have a Wii and a PS3. I'm not much of a "gamer", and seem to only play the games that hit some sort of critical mass or are based on established franchises I've already enjoyed. So Galaxy seemed like a no-brainer.

Everyone loves it... I don't have a bad thing to say about the Mario games, proper... but goddamned if I have the patience to find out why everyone loves this. I just can't get into it. Every few weeks I sit down, give it about thirty minutes, and give up. It's a shame, too, considering all the wasted hours I've spent playing the latest Mario games of the past. I really, really want to like this. Did it take a while to actually become impressive? Was it love at first sight? What am I missing?

I think I've gotten into more games in the last three months than I have in the last three years*: Call of Duty 4, The Simpsons Game, Rock Band... I played a Resident Evil game on Wii that wasn't too spectacular, but it was nice to play again.

Unless I hear some wave of praise that I can't refuse regarding Assassin's Creed, I don't imagine buying another game until the new Grand Theft Auto...

Though a Wii-less friend has been insisting I get Smash Bros.

*this post is also the most I've talked about video games in the last three years.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 11, 2008, 06:44:37 PM
I'm still rocking the DS. Phoenix Wright > graphics, period.

My parents' house has a Wii though so when I'm there I'll play some Twilight Princess or Mario Galaxy, both awesome (really, john, really?).
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Post by: Stefen on March 11, 2008, 08:43:13 PM
John doesn't seem to really like anything.  :ponder:
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Post by: cron on March 19, 2008, 10:02:50 PM
i finished Portal today, what a beauty.  i loved the part when you realize there's more to it than the modern and clean atmosphere and little by little you start seeing the infrastructure of the facility til it's everything. it's storytelling through gameplay.  by then i knew i was playing a stellar game. there's nothing like designers who understand the stances where the less is more dictum works. it's great on so many levels, so future. my only complain would be the main character. why her? give me a spaceman, somebody with a daft punkesque helmet or something. still, it deserves becoming a piece of pop culture history.

i'm looking for recommendations on serious videogames magazines or news sites , cos i'm sick of the usual places, like ign or gamespot, where the analysis is very bland and stupid. any suggestions?

i'm so happy i switched to the ps3. it feels like home  :salute:
 here's some of the stuff i'm looking forward to, leaving msg4 be:

-echochrome, looks exactly like the kind of shit i look for in videogame design.
-LittleBigPlanet, but i have to be sure level making is going to be super fun.
-gran turismo 5, and it's not about the cars, it makes me think of chuck close more than anything else.
-final fantasy xiii and those other 3000 games coming about it, cos they look extremely dynamic for final fantasy games.
-street fighter iv, because  i never knew nor cared, what happened with the franchise after super street fighter ii until now.
-fallout 3, killzone 2, resistance 2 , i guess.

very curious about the ghostbusters game, too.

Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 19, 2008, 11:22:50 PM
My 360 took a shit. The worst part? Get this, when I bought it, I used a coupon for 30% off, and they forgot to ring it up at the register, so they refunded my money and redid the transaction, this time WITH the coupon, but they only gave me the receipt with the exchange on it so the receipt just looks like I exchanged it and didn't buy it. I didn't realize it until NOW when I looked at the receipt and tried to fax it to Microsoft.

That's not even the WORST part. Normally, the receipt wouldn't matter and my 360 would still be under the year warranty because of the manufactured date. I bought the 360 around Christmas at a ghetto ass K-Mart in a seedy part of town and the manufactured date is June 2006. It was already a year and a half old by the time I bought it! Christmas time and these things are sold out all over town, yet I manage to find one that's been sitting in a backroom for a year and a half.

Microsoft thinks I'm trying to pull a fast one and they won't fix it for free. I'm so fucking pissed.

I think I'm just gonna go buy a NEW 360, then return it the next day with my OLD one in the box and say I'm tired of them breaking and exchange it for a PS3 instead and then sell the working 360 on craigslist or something. I don't think they track serial numbers otherwise it wouldn't be a fucking problem returning it to Microsoft to get fixed for free.


Fuck the 360. I'm LIVID right now.  :yabbse-angry:
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Post by: brockly on March 20, 2008, 02:30:13 AM
I called it. Check my first post on this page. 360 suxs. I still never got through Gears, and I don't think I'm missing much. I put it in the same category of games as the GTAs. Games shitty people play to feel virile about themselves.

oh, and in your case: microsoft eat shit.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Stefen on March 20, 2008, 07:30:38 AM
I called it. Check my first post on this page. 360 suxs. I still never got through Gears, and I don't think I'm missing much. I put it in the same category of games as the GTAs. Games shitty people play to feel virile about themselves.

oh, and in your case: microsoft eat shit.

Wow, you really caught feelings at my Southland Tales bashing, didn't you? Are you Richard Kelly's spouse or something? You're acting like a battered housewife right now. Talking about how he's just a different person when he makes movies and that I don't know what he's like when you two are together alone. He's not always abusive. Just when he drinks. "He loves me! You just don't know him like I do! He doesn't mean to hurt me!"
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Post by: brockly on March 20, 2008, 08:05:40 AM
Wow, you really caught feelings at my Southland Tales bashing, didn't you? Are you Richard Kelly's spouse or something? You're acting like a battered housewife right now. Talking about how he's just a different person when he makes movies and that I don't know what he's like when you two are together alone. He's not always abusive. Just when he drinks. "He loves me! You just don't know him like I do! He doesn't mean to hurt me!"

fuck you man. you don't know, alright. it's a mental illness. i'm not going to let that dismantle what we have, no matter what anyone says. it's no different to you and your undying love for your sleazy, two-timing romeo. you endure it, that's the power of true love.
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 20, 2008, 12:24:21 PM
Everyone's known for a while that 360s suck. I haven't been following the sales lately but I would not be that surprised if PS3 starts outselling the 360 very soon, if it hasn't started already, what with the price drops (what's it down to, now?), the notoriety of the 360 hardware issues, and the success of Blu-Ray.

Wii will continue to rock ass, but Microsoft should be a little worried that their system isn't totally shredding the PS3 like everyone thought it would a couple years ago.
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Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2008, 12:39:30 PM
So, I went to Target and bought a NEW 360, came home and opened it very carefully, took out the console and removed the hard drive and replaced them with my current ones and put them back in the back and closed it up and sealed the seal with super glue and took it back to Target. They even opened it but didn't catch on since everything looked factory sealed. They put the money back on my credit card. Then I went to Electronics and bought Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and Bully and the kid at the register only charged me for Bully (not on purpose, he just made a mistake) then I noticed they had Wii's and I've been looking for one for months so I bought one.

Overall, it was a pretty good day.
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Post by: cinemanarchist on March 23, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Wz9VGWWAL._AA280_.jpg)

Just ordered this from Buy.com for $20. Every now and again I get this sudden urge to play a sports game and I've heard this is very solid and is full of micro-management. Welcome to the Wii family Stefen!!
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Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2008, 01:05:27 PM
Did you get rid of your 360 too, cinema? Haven't seen you logged into live for awhile.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: cinemanarchist on March 23, 2008, 01:24:36 PM
Did you get rid of your 360 too, cinema? Haven't seen you logged into live for awhile.

No. My flat screen is mounted on the wall and has a limited amount of component inputs so I can only have one system plugged in at a time and right now with Brawl and No More Heroes I'm in a Wii frame of mind. I need to get a component or HDMI switch but I keep putting it off.
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Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2008, 04:07:36 PM
Which Wii games should I pick up? I assume Galaxy and SSB. I already have Twilight Princess on the GC.

Can't wait for Mario Kart next month.
Title: Re: NEON MERCURY's ++ ps360ii Lite ++ thread -weaning you off WoW since 07
Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 23, 2008, 05:13:20 PM
Yes, a new Wii owner!

Other than Galaxies and SSB:
Metroid Prime 3
Zelda Twilight Princess
Resident Evil 4 Wii
Zack & Wiki

are the must-haves for the time being. No More Heroes is supposedly pretty fun, as is Mario Strikers.

And of course there's a whole mess of Gamecube games if you didn't own that system.

On another note, I put ScummVM on my DS and have been playing a little Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.  Classic.
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Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2008, 05:33:02 PM
Is RE: 4 worth picking up on the Wii? It's one of my favorite games of all time and I've beaten it a few times on GC.
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Post by: Stefen on March 24, 2008, 04:18:27 PM
So I'm thinking, if they put my old 360 back on the shelf thinking it's NEW and some kid buys it, then realizes it's broken and calls Microsoft for a repair, will they match the serial number up with my old repair order? And if so, what's the worst that can happen? Am I due to get arrested on conspiracy to commit a 360 hustle?
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Post by: Kal on March 24, 2008, 07:42:21 PM
So I'm thinking, if they put my old 360 back on the shelf thinking it's NEW and some kid buys it, then realizes it's broken and calls Microsoft for a repair, will they match the serial number up with my old repair order? And if so, what's the worst that can happen? Am I due to get arrested on conspiracy to commit a 360 hustle?

You saw what Bill Gates did to Homer Simpson... that may happen to you as well if you piss off Microsoft.

He may just destroy your Wii!
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Post by: Chest Rockwell on March 25, 2008, 10:44:23 AM
Is RE: 4 worth picking up on the Wii? It's one of my favorite games of all time and I've beaten it a few times on GC.
Yes! First of all, there's widescreen support now, which makes a big difference in this game since the persepctive is so limited. Secondly, you have all the extra bullshit that came with the PS2 port, and most of it's pretty fun. Third, it's $30. And lastly, you've got Wiimote control. I'd say it's definitely worth it.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 29, 2008, 02:24:53 PM
[][][][][][][][][][]NEON MERCURY'S XBOX 360 VS. PLAYSTATION 3 POST[][[][][][][][][][][]


forward: i have been playing console/arcade games for over 20 years. i am a huge fan of the interactive arts and i think they(video games) have finally reached the point where the medium belongs right by film, television, literature, theater, and music as a respectful art form. i say this because the amount of publicity, production value, scripting, voice talent, commercial value, artistic value, critical value, theory, fan culture, publication value, composed music, and other musical touches are equal to or surpass those that the other art forms posses. so, i've decided to discuss the pros and cons or the what-have-yous between the 360 and the ps3. i didn’t choose to do the nintendo wii yet b/c i don't have own one...yet. this post will maintain a certain degree of accuracy, hands on experience, non-biased prose, web resources, and general knowledge of the business. i am by no means any type of definitive point of view. however, i can offer you an opinion based on fact and personal experience. well, here we go...




XBOX 360


(http://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/engineering-design-problems/update051205_xbox360.jpg) (http://www.activewin.com/faq/xbox360images/image002.jpg)



versions:
this is the first time during a console war where there has been this many multiple versions of the same console. personally, i feel that it’s a double-edged sword when this happens. the good thing is that you have the chance to purchase and ever evolving system. one that will stay relevant for that specific life cycle for the platform. the bad thing is that you will have to spend money to constantly update your console. it’s not necessary but it’s beneficial to do so. alas, you end of getting screwed for being an early adopter if you are looking to purchase a single console and reap the full potential benefit. gone are the days of atari, nintendo, genesis, snes, ps2, etc. where as one version of the system lasted a life cycle for the console.

currently, you have several different versions to choose from if you plan on buying a 360. they are:

[]the xbox 360 arcade aka the core v.2[]
this comes with the console itself, one wireless controller, a 256mb card for data storage, composite a/v cable, a silver subscription to xbox live, and 5 free arcade games from xbox live for only $279.99. its a great price for entering the next gen HD console market. if you are a purely casual gamer, than this is a good deal. but be warned that this particular console does not include any type of backwards compatibility with original xbox games unless you get a hard drive and broadband internet (xbox live). other warnings would be that if you plan to fully use the xbox live service than you need to purchase a hard drive, a headset, ethernet cable, and pay a fee to become a gold member of xbox live. also, if you have a HD TV, you would need to pay extra for either a component cable or a HDMI cable to get the use out of your hd tv and xbox 360. if you are a casual pick up and play person, than this is a good deal.

[]the xbox 360 aka the premium[]
this is what i originally purchased. if you play enough games to call yourself a gamer, than this is the system for you. it features: the console, one wireless controller, 20gb hard drive, xbox live headset, ethernet cable, both composite and component a/v cables, silver membership to xbox live , and limited backwards compatibility (but the best xbox has offer in this regard) w/original xbox games. all for $349.99. this is a great setup. if you play a lot of games and you like to go online and play, then this system is perfect for you. the 20gb hard drive is large enough to carry your game saves and download some xbox live arcade games and additional add-on game content. but if you are into downloading movies and tv shows off xbox live, you may need to purchase the larger 120gb hard drive along with a fee to become a gold member of xbox live. by the way, you only need to get a paid subscription to xbox live if you want to play games versus others online. with a silver membership you can still browse the online store, download movies, tv shows, games, add-on content, and various other media. so, if you play a lot of games and like to go online but not to download a lot of shit, than this is a great system for you.

[]the xbox 360 elite[]
this is what i have now. this is the de facto xbox 360 system. this is the one for the hardcore gamer. this includes: the console, one wireless controller, 120gb hard drive, xbox live headset, ethernet cable, composite/component/hdmi cable, silver membership to xbox live, and limited backwards compatibility(but the best xbox has to offer in this regard) w/original xbox games. the retail price for the elite is $449.99. this is pricey but if you are hardcore into games then the additional features you get vs. the arcade and premium edition is worth it. this is the best overall xbox 360 system IMO.
one final thing, you could potentially purchase the xbox 360 arcade system and pay to evolve it to the elite system-minus the black matte. that’s a good thing, right?

appearance:
i do think the xbox 360 looks really slick. i like the contour and shape as well as both the white and black finishes. you can also stand it up (pictured) or the ole traditional way...flat. i feel it has a better look to it than the ps3. the only thing i wish the 360 had was a gloss finish vs. a matte finish. as far as the connections, the 360 features hdmi/composite/component connections...plus additional support for optical audio. you have 3 usb ports, 2 memory card slots, connectivity for 4 wired/wireless controllers, and the power supply input. everything is very accessible and functions well. i do not like how large the power supply "brick" is. its obtrusive, ugly, and gets hot. but w/proper set up and ventilation, you should be fine. i do like how sony has a simple small power cord w/no large "brick". noise is also a factor, the 360 is loud compared to the ps3. but i imagine with ample video game audio, you won't tell a difference(i have a 40" lcd and 5.1 surround and i don't notice). all in all, its a great setup.

additional media features:
gone are the days where you just play games . now these consoles do all kinds of shit. the 360 can play cds, dvds(upconverts too), rip music, ipod/mp3 player support, customizable soundtracks for all games (w/ hard drive and a 360 exclusive), view photos, wi-fi ready(you need to purchase a separate adapter to make it functional), stream various media from digital cameras and windows xp PCs. as you see, there is a lot of shit you can do with the 360 with helps make it fully functional media center.

accessories:
with the 360 you can purchase, for $50, an hd-dvd player. this can be hooked up to your xbox. i still think its a good thing. its cheap and even though the format is dead, you still have access to over 300+ titles. and they are going cheap now. its helpful if you want to get a film on hd that’s not on blu-ray. the xbox 360 controller is awesome! its feel right, has the rumble(for now a 360 exclusive), and is very responsive(d-pad is a little touchy). an underrated plus for the 360 is that the wireless controllers have a removable battery pack. if you wanna buy regular batteries you can swap out easily. if you have a rechargeable battery pack, which i HIGHLY recommend you can easily recharge the battery with an additional accessory called the quick recharge kit. this kit includes the recharge usb cable and the rechargeable battery pack for just $20. you must buy it. the reason why i said that having a removable battery pack was underrated is b/c the ps3 wireless controller doesn't have a removable battery pack...so, if the battery dies you have to buy another $50 controller. that’s uncool. continuing on, you can purchase a steering wheel for racing games, a flight stick for flying games, a messenger kit to type in text messages to people, media remote, wireless gaming receiver that allows you to use your wireless accessories on a windows based pc, xbox live vision camera(much like the ps2's eyetoy), wireless headset, wireless network adapter, various faceplates to customize the look of your console, and additional memory cards. that’s not everything but its the major shit that one would care about. again, theres a lot of shit to do if you wanted to maximize your xbox 360 experience.

xbox live:
with a broadband connection you can hook your shit up to the xbox live service with a free silver membership. this allows you to purchase various xbox live arcade games. these games range from arcade classics like pac-man and galaga, to original xbox live arcade games, puzzle games, old gen-console classics, and other various pick up and play games. these are a lot of fun and are so varied. i have purchased over 30 myself. these can be played co-op on split screen or on xbox live. these games cost a few bucks but you can always download a demo for free to check it out. i cannot stress enough the variety of games to choose from. check it out. w/xbox live you can also purchase various films in high definition. i don’t do this b/c i like a hard copy. but its cool that you can do this. the selection is geared for mass appeal so you wont find a whole lot of art house shit. but they do have a good selection. they also have tv shows to download, music videos, and other media. you really should go through the marketplace and see what they have to offer. its a lot and overwhelming. another key silver membership features is the add-on content. this is stuff like, um, for example you just finished call of duty 4. well, you could go to the marketplace and download different characters to play as, more levels, different weapons, different modes, etc. each game usually has different download content to breath more life into these games. some people hate it some people like it. the haters say why not put all of that shit in the game upon release instead of making me pay for the developer’s laziness afterwards. its valid to say that. for me, i don’t mind paying a little extra for shit that’s worth it. plus, a lot of this stuff is free. i've explained some pointers of xbox live w/the silver free membership level. if you wanna pay for a gold membership, which the amount varies depending on time limit. i pay $50 for a year. to me just over $4 a month aint bad for what you pay for and that would be online vs. or co-op gaming. some people don’t play multiplayer. i use to be one of those but i just got into it. my gamertag is “INLAND 3MPIR3” (yes, "INLAND EMPIRE" was taken so i had to go "leet" on ya'll, sorry ) i like playing online but its not for everyone. true hardcore gamers are a different breed from film geeks, music snobs, book worms, and theater...um people? gamers tend to be very malnourished, pale skin, greasy complexion, hyper active, and a tendency to like really bad current alternative rock. if you are chatting online via headset, you may get annoyed at them. but they are not all bad. there are plenty of horror stories for your typical douche bag gamer. so be warned. also, with a gold membership you get access to marketplace items a week before silver members do. but other than that. gold just allows you to play with other freaks. on xbox live you can also chat online w/both audio and video capabilities, instant message people(like AOL style instant messaging), and there are contests to enter to win shit. its all fun. and its way ahead of the playstation network in terms of features and service. but playstation network is free when it comes to online gaming. but you get what you pay for. in the end xbox live is incredible.

dashboard:
this is your front end menu interface. this is what you do to play games, view movies, play dvds, cds, connect to xbox live, etc. you do all your settings here and can customize the look of your dashboard. this is done by either purchasing different themes and gamer pics on xbox live(free and/or a small charge) or using the different default themes and pictures installed. ps3's version of this is the XMB or cross media bar. the xbox dashboard is very smooth and has a better overall look to everything IMO. but the XMB is fully customizable and has a lot more settings to work with.

games:
this is where it counts...your console of choice can have all the features it wants but if it has shitty games...why buy the console in the first place. in terms of games, the xbox 360 is currently superior to the ps3. here are the facts:

[] xbox 360 has a larger library of games than the ps3
[] xbox 360 has a larger library of critically acclaimed games than the ps3
[] xbox 360 has a larger library of exclusives than the ps3

source: gamerankings.com  (http://gamerankings.com)

here are the current only on 360 heavy hitters: ace combat 6, beautiful katamari, bioshock, blue dragon, call of duty 2, command & conquer 3: tiberium, condemned: criminal origins, crackdown, dead or alive 4, dead rising, far cry instincts: predator, forza motorsport 2, gears of war, halo 3, kameo: elements of power, lord of the rings: battle for middle earth II, lost odyssey, mass effect, perfect dark zero, prey, project gotham racing 3 & 4, saints row, and viva piñata (and its sequel, viva piñata: party animals). now, there are more exclusives on the system than what i've mentioned. but these are the ones that have amassed critical acclaim. not only does the 360 have the exclusives, but if a game goes multi-platform like assassin’s creed for example, 9 times out of 10 the 360 version is superior in both playability and graphically. this has to do with the fact that it is easier to develop games for the 360 and harder for the ps3. and another thing, if a game goes multi-platform, i almost always buy the 360 version b/c of the achievement points that i can earn.
the 360 also has an impressive list of 2008 exclusive games that will be released by the end of 2008: banjo-kazooie 3, fable 2, gears of war 2, left 4 dead, lost planet: colonies, ninja gaiden 2, splinter cell: conviction, and too human. there could be even more announcements at E3 during the summer. its an impressive list that could get even better. not to mention the xbox live service has a lot more and better arcade games to offer w/amazing stuff coming.

wild card factors:
here are some other things to consider when comparing the two consoles. money, and lots of it. microsoft is a greedy, monopolistic, and capitalistic corporation. well, all major corps are really. but they have the money and power to buy up developers, publishers, and/or key exclusives (timed or not). never underestimate the power of microsoft, greed, and the dollar bill. next thing; look at the major developers that are exclusive to the 360...rare, lionhead, and turn 10. rare is known for goldeneye, kameo, viva piñata, perfect dark, conker, and the banjo-kazooie shit. some people think that rare is a joke but i think that they are talented and make very good games. plus their art direction and presentation is gorgeous. lionhead is known for the movies, black and white, and the fable series. fable is way underrated. its a very important and solid action RPG. lastly, turn 10 is known for the forza motorsport series. i'm not a fan of racing games and i cannot speak from personal experience but critically and commercially, this games is aces. microsoft has more developers but these are the big ones and you will only get the games from these talented developers on the 360. [edit]: i forgot to mention the developer, mistwalker. while not an exclusive developer for the 360, microsoft financially backs them. which would mean that its very unlikely you would see mistwalker games on the ps3. the importance is that mistwalker is founded by the creator of the final fantasy series. i've played 2 games of theirs so far, blue dragon and lost odyssey, and i have to say that both are phenomenal and i can't wait for more. if you grew up playing old gen final fantasies and love the chrono cross/trigger games, then check out mistwalker. you know in order to be as unbiased as possible, there has to be mention of their faulty hardware. the 360 has been prone to crap out at a high rate. that’s the whole 3 red lights web-shit you hear about. personally, i have yet to have problems with either my elite or premium console (knocks on wood). microsoft has taken steps to help this problem out by issuing a 3 years manufacture’s warranty. that's a great thing and i am glad they did it. it puts buyers more at ease. at first i thought the hardware failure was related to the fact that there are to many dorks playing their shit way to long and not properly venting and cleaning the thing. but, there are a lot of people playing ps3's and their failure rate is way lower than the 360. i must mention the achievements too. i fucking love this shit. i like the whole concept. i like the fact that it's a nerd dick measuring contest. i like the unique and fun challenges these achievements bring. plus, it adds tremendous replay value to the game. for the first time i will play a game on the hard and very hard difficulty settings to unlock achievements. this, IMO, is a huge innovation for the industry. sony is copying it too for their online social network system called HOME. i've mention before how i will 99% of the time buy a multi-platform game on the 360 b/c of these achievements. another beautiful thing that microsoft has done is start the XNA studios. this gives everyone the tools to create their own games and make them public. i've played a few already and their is some amazing and creative, fun stuff from gamers out there. this is yet again, another example of the 360 innovating the industry. people now have the chance to create and display their own games. the potential is amazing and limitless. it's like a film student being handed a camera and told to go make your film then having it play in a theater. cool shit. lastly, i need to mention the firmware upgrades. both the 360 and ps3 do these often. these enhance and try to future proof your console. they can be small or of a huge importance(like divx playback and full 1080p support, etc.). the difference is that the 360 updates are whole lot faster than the ps3. just keep in mind that these firmware upgrades by microsoft add more and more features to your console.




PLAYSTATION 3


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versions:
just like the 360, sony has issued multiple SKU's too. but they are a little more confusing than the way Microsoft has done it. also, you need to be careful which version you choose b/c you cannot upgrade it like you can the 360. here they are:

[]sony playstation 3 20GB[]
this model has been discontinued. some of these that i mention will be discontinued but they need to be mentioned in case anyone gets a used or refurbished system. this package includes the consol itself, the most compatibility w/ps1 and ps2 games, composite a/v cable, one motion controlled wireless controller w/recharge cable (fuck yes! nice sony) ,ethernet cable, support for the SACD format, and power cord. this is the starter system. for any casual gamers tracking down one of these is sufficient and will serve your casual purposes. the major features that are missing from this console are no built-in wi-fi functionality and no compact flash/memory stick/sd inputs. There is hdmi and optical audio support available but the cords are not supplied. its worth noting that the controller doe snot have a rumble feature and i don't care about that at all, but that's me. in april they will issue ruble controllers on the market though. i can see why they discontinued this model though.   

[]sony playstation 3 40GB[]
Thiss is the model that’s currently yin production. The 40gb console includes: the console, built in wi-fi, no backwards compatibility w/ps1 or ps2 games, composite a/v cable, hdmi port and optical audio support (no cords included for both), one motion controlled wireless controller w/recharge cable, Ethernet cable, and power cord. Here are some features that are missing from this edition: no backwards compatibility at all w/ps2 games (ps1 is okay), no compact flash/memory stick/sd ports, SACD support, and there are 2 less usb ports on this system vs. the 20gb system. Its confusing why shit is like this , you would think that the larger the GB, the better and full functional the system would be. Since this system is still available, I would recommend this one for anyone who doesn’t give a shit about playing ps2 games, not caring for memory stick/sd/compact flash shit, or no need for SACD support. People who don’t want to hassle trying to find the discontinued 20gb system should check this out. b/c all in all it’s a solid system.

[]sony playstation 3 60GB[]
This sis what I own, and I believe it to be the best one to find. Here's why: in this package you get the console, the 4 usb ports, on emotion controlled wireless controller w/recharge cable, built in wi-fi, composite a/v cable, ports for compact flash/memory stick/sd, SACD support, Ethernet cable, hdmi port and optical audio support (no cords for both), and the most compatibility w/ps1 and ps2 games. This model has been discontinued and its well worth tracking down. Its the most fully featured of all the ps3 system out there, even more than the 80GB. I would say that this is the system for the hardcore gamer. You have all the features as well as backwards compatibility with older playstation games. The fact that is doesn’t have an 80Gb hard drive is a mute point b/c the ps3 is compatible with various laptop hard drives and you can easily upgrade your hard drive to 250GB on the cheap. I wish it was this easy for the 360 but it isn’t and their 120GB hard drive is outrageously expensive. Props to sony for making this easy w/the ps3. if you can track one of these down….BUY IT! Its the best sku.

[]sony playstation 3 80GB[]
I’m getting tired of typing this shit but i’ll keep going….but anyway, this is the other version of the ps3 that’s still available. It includes: the console itself, the 4 usb ports, on emotion controller wireless controller w/recharge cable