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Nintendo Gaming / Anyone found a good SP case yet?
« on: March 31, 2003, 08:21:45 AM »
as i said before...

personally i like the looks of the new mad catz armorcase sp.

anyone have one of these bad boys?  can anyone tell me how much they cost, quality/specs of the product, etc?

does anyone know a website that is doing a side-by-side comparison of different gba sp carrying cases?  is pgc doing one?

lastly, anyone have any idea is nintendo will be releasing an offical carrying case, and if so, when?

Nintendo Gaming / Anyone found a good SP case yet?
« on: March 28, 2003, 07:51:49 AM »
personally i like the looks of the new mad catz armorcase sp.

i haven't gotten my hands on one yet, but i plan to unless i find something else that looks better.  i prefer a hard case as opposed to a soft one.  i'd like to keep it small (don't need room for power cords and 28 games, etc).  although i would't mind storage for 1 or 2 gba games.


(Maybe this is why they moved to Xbox? To get the absolute best graphics possible on a console?)

am i the ony one bothered by this comment?  i thought some of you would jump all over this one....

rare didn't "move" to xbox.  they were purchased by microsoft.  it has nothing to do with the grapical quality of their games.  if they were purchased by sony, they would produce games for ps2, even though the system isn't as graphicly capable as gc or xbox.  

Nintendo Gaming / battery backup
« on: March 18, 2003, 02:26:43 PM »
anyone have any idea how long the battery lasts in gba (or gb, gbc, n64, snes and nes for that matter) games that have battery backup?  am i going to have to worry about losing my save files in 20 years?  is there a way to change the battery in catridges so you can save games if/when the battery dies?

Nintendo Gaming / sanity problem in eternal darkness
« on: February 27, 2003, 01:42:44 PM »
arg.  i was playing eternal darkness and after beating karim's story it appears my game froze and i got a message saying ...

An error has occurred.  Turn the power OFF and check the Nintendo GameCube Instruction Booklet for further instructions.

i can't seem to get it unstuck and i think i have to restart my gamecube.  is this just some weird sanity thing or is there really a problem?


i just opened up the disc slot on my gamecube and the disc had stopped spinning.  so it appears it was some sort of error, not a sanity affect.  has anyone else experience this problem with e.d. or any other gc game?

Nintendo Gaming / GBA vs GBA SP
« on: February 26, 2003, 04:44:33 AM »
it depends on if you want to buy a new system or not.  
you can probably get a used gba for $20 on ebay.  
lots of people are selling their regular gba so they can get the gba sp.  
if you want to get a new system, pay the extra $30 and buy a gba sp.

i remember reading somewhere a long time ago that it's wise to always turn off your gc from the title screen of whatever game you're playing.  i can't remember why, but i think it had something to do with the memory card.  up until recently, i had always done this, but i just got eternal darkness and i can't seem to find a way to get to the title screen once you're playing the game.  same with the zelda bonus disc.

does anyone know if it's a good idea to turn off your system from the title screen or if this is a bunch of hogwash?  thanks.

Nintendo Gaming / wavebird?
« on: February 20, 2003, 02:20:53 AM »

A friend of mine has a child, and he loves, as kids do, attention. Naturally, when we're all playing TimeSplitters 2, the little tyke likes to run where our eyes are pointed, which is normally where four wires would be dangling dangerously, waiting to bring the whole of his gaming rig down on the poor lad's head.

dude, you play timesplitters2 in front of your friend's little kid?  don't ya think think that's a little mature for him?  perhaps you should stick with mario party or something more suitable for his age.  

General Gaming / what is this "Phantom"?
« on: February 19, 2003, 04:21:39 AM »
the website is

and in my opinion, it's just a big hoax.  

the details regarding the system and the company are next to none, and what it promises to do is nearly impossible to do from a business perspective.  there's no way this company could hope to put out this system and make a profit.

General Gaming / Total Xbox Losses?
« on: February 19, 2003, 04:14:12 AM »

And what does this have to do with gamecube....?? IBTL!

it has nothing to do with the gamecube.  which is why it's in the 'other systems' forum.
gee, it makes sense, in a weird kinda way.

and to answer the original question, i've heard all sorts of numbers ranging up to the hundreds of millions of dollars.  but i haven't heard anything that has any solid figures to back it up, so your guess is as good as mine.

General Gaming / sony delaying the ps3?
« on: February 17, 2003, 07:13:39 AM »
i get the distinct feeling that sony is holding off on the ps3 for longer than they should be/could be.

right now, ps2 is a) the weakest of the next gen consoles in terms of hardware, b) the strongest of the next gen consoles in terms of sales.  obviously, the sales are strong with this console, in part, because of the lead time the ps2 had over the gc and the xbox.

if ps3 were to debut next x-mas ps2 support would come to a stand-still, thus forcing ps2 owners to upgrade to the new ps3 or buy a new system.  from what i've read consoles have come to a plateau in terms of how powerful they can get at this point in time.  (of course there's always some room for improvement, but not nearly as much as the leap from the snes to the n64, for example)

at any rate, does any one else think that sony might be delaying the release of the ps2 because they don't want to force their consumers to upgrade to a newer system, thus giving up their lead time?  i know that one could argue that if sony could get the ps3 out there before the gc2 or the xbox2, they would again have a substantial lead over their competitors, but as i already said, consoles have come as far as they can (for now).  the ps3 would most likely be up to par with the gc or the xbox, not light-years beyond them.

all i can say is, if i were a ps2 owner, upgrading to a newer system, i would want to go with a system that had been out for a few years and already had a substantial number of games rather than a new system with far fewer (and generally speaking, launch games tend to be rather weak) games.  (all this is assuming that the ps3 isn't substantially better than the gc or xbox in terms of hardware/price)

anyone else have any ideas?

Nintendo Gaming / More developers drop the GCN: and so what?
« on: February 17, 2003, 06:55:58 AM »

Nintendo is strong, and will stay strong, because they are the best videogame creators out there. And if the majority of the market can't realize that, it is their loss

i'm going to have to disagree with that statement.  if the majority of the market (meaning the consumers) can't realize that nintendo is missing out on lots of revenue.  while it's definately true that nintendo is in the top tier of developers out there certain consumers simply won't purchase a console if it doesn't have decent 3rd party support.  and while i agree with most of the stuff that's been said here, with the loss of 3rd parties (sega sports games and ea games in particular) it's just another defeat nintendo will have to get past.

Nintendo Gaming / "Networking Gamecubes"
« on: February 13, 2003, 02:57:34 AM »
networking gamecubes?  this is something i've been waiting for for a loooooooong time.  a few weeks ago some buds of mine setup a 4 xbox lan party.  you cannot imagine how much fun capture-the-flag halo can be when you can't see where the heck the other team is.  especially when you have teams of 6.  well...come to think of it, if you've ever played a pc game i bet you can imagine.  but still.  it's fun.  shut up.

General Gaming / Anyone else disappointed in their Xbox?
« on: February 11, 2003, 05:33:40 AM »
my gamecube died on me about 4 months after i got it (december of '01).  it wouldn't recognize any disc was in the tray no matter what game it was.  when i called nintendo support and gave them the s/n they sent fedex to pick up my old system and sent me a brand new one.  my guess is a batch of systems went out with bad/malfunctioning lasers.  anyone know anything about this?

i have no complaints though.  they sent me a brand new system free of charge and they didn't give me a hard time about it.  even when i accidentally spilled pop on my system they still fixed it for free.  way to go nintendo.

Nintendo Gaming / Ocarina of Time: Master Quest
« on: February 11, 2003, 02:08:51 AM »
I got my Ocarina of Time: Master Quest preorder disc yesterday.  (Thank you, Internet)

I started playing it and thus far I don't really see any differences between this new version and the original.  (Except for maybe a few more bad guys and a slightly increased difficultly level.)  Does anyone know what the differences in Master Quest are?  Is there a website that does a side by side comparison between the two versions?

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