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  1. Old Comment
    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    New Keyboard

    I can't type on keyboards that are flat like that anymore. I mean I could if I *HAD* to, but I really dont' like it.

    I have this on both my home and office machines.

    http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mo...s.aspx?pid=043
    Posted 02-26-2009 at 05:56 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    New Keyboard

    Just got it it today.
    Anyway,the keys have a nice solid feel to them and responsive.

    There's a "cruise control" button that lets you do the same action up to 4 keys,without constantly holding the key down.
    This should be handy for like trekking long distances in oblivion and fallout 3.

    The volume and dimmer knobs have very slight wobble.
    But also have a nice feel.

    Haven't played with assigning macros yet.
    But over all i think its a solid board.

    Cons
    -----
    Escape and Function keys are small and close together,may take a while to get used to.

    No feet on the bottom to tilt the board.


    Key locking issue with Control.
    Seems if you use Ctrl for movement speed in games.
    Your not going to be able to use a 3rd button.

    Example config.
    ---------------
    Ctrl= Walk speed
    W= Walk Forward
    R= Reload

    You wont be able to reload.:D

    I honestly dont use Ctrl in games,so its not a issue for me.


    I do miss my G15 board.
    But this sidewinder was heck of a lot cheaper.
    Its still a solid board and i like the key response of it over my b0rked g15.
    Im very happy with it.

    Seems amazon jacked the the price up the sidewinder now for some reason.
    The G11 and sidewinder are the same price.
    Posted 02-26-2009 at 01:08 PM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
  3. Old Comment
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    Retro gaming finds.

    Ahhh man. I would KILL for a boxed copy of Dark Forces.
    Posted 01-27-2009 at 04:04 PM by Damien_Azreal Damien_Azreal is offline
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    Steve's Avatar

    Retro gaming finds.

    nice! I found wacky wheels for .50c in a fleamarket :D
    Posted 01-27-2009 at 02:29 AM by Steve Steve is offline
  5. Old Comment
    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    Retro Duo Review

    More SNES games i got to test and had no problem.

    Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    Flashback
    Out of this world
    Posted 12-23-2008 at 12:45 PM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
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    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    Thanks for clearing up my questions joe.

    It a wonder they just didnt drop shot in the dark or replaced it and still print the ultimate sin?

    They butchered the first 2,why hesitate doing the same to another. :D
    Posted 06-21-2008 at 05:59 AM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    I've never heard of any other band that I listen to, f*** up their discography that bad due to selfish reasons. I don't have any of the new remasters, and just a couple of the '95(? The ones with the album cover being a smaller picture on the cover?) ones... all my other Ozzy stuff I got before the '95 remasters were done (or were albums released afterward).

    Ultimate Sin may have been one of his most "commercial" albums, but Shot In the Dark was a great song IMHO.

    I don't wanna rag on Ozzy/Sharon, but seriously, f***'em and their antics...
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 01:17 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline
  8. Old Comment
    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    http://www.black-sabbath.com/discog/blizzardofozz.html

    Go through my Ozzy discography. Look at the track listings for the albums (Use next links to go to the next album), you'll see what I mean about B sides, and stuff like that.
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 09:22 AM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
  9. Old Comment
    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    More..

    I'm told the live EP "Just Say Ozzy" was also deleted due to the fracas with the song "Shot in the Dark", which was rumored to be the reason Ultimate Sin was deleted.

    Also, on the 1997 compilation, "The Ozzman Cometh", the original print was re-released with the song Shot in the Dark replaced with Miracle Man. Gotta wonder, eh?

    Also, on compilations, the 2002 versions of Bliz/Diary tracks were used. This affects "The Ozzman Cometh", "Essential Ozzy Osbourne", & "Prince of Darkness".

    And while we're at it, in 2002, all Ozzy's live albums were deleted from the catalog. At that time, the only one left in print was "Live at the Budokan".
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 09:15 AM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    Again, the 2002 remasters for all the albums post Diary of A Madman are definitely worth it. The remastering work is good, and they include extra tracks (B sides, and things like that).

    Really - they are quite good. Just NOT Blizzard & Diary.

    The only thing worthwhile on Blizzard is the inclusion of "You Looking at Me Looking at You". That too was re-recorded, but since most people had never heard it, they don't notice a difference.

    There was an additional B side track from the first album, that being "You Said it All". That was not included because there was only one take done of it - was done live. There's no tapes to remaster, or re-record. They couldn't remove Kerslake & Daisley from the song, so it was not used.
    Posted 06-20-2008 at 09:07 AM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
  11. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    Thank god then I have them pre-FUBARED!
    Posted 06-19-2008 at 05:53 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    In the earliest days of the Ozzy solo band, it was an actual "band". This involved Bob Daisley (bass) & Lee Kerslake (drums), who recorded the first two albums. The problem is somewhere during the recording of album two, it was decided (I assume from what I've read) that they didn't want the "band" concept, they wanted some hired hands that they could more or less push around. So from album three onwards, folks were paid for their services. Problem is Sharon & Ozzy (aka $hOzzy) didn't want to pay for the original album shared money. At least that's my translation of it.

    $hOzzy decied that the way to get Bob Daisley & Lee Kerslake off their backs about royalties would be to replace them. So for Blizzard of Ozz & Diary of a Madman, they were replaced by then band members Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), and Mike Bordin (still there). They have a decidedly different sound, as you've noticed.

    The fans have revolted. Basically any release of them post 2002 have these new versions.

    From what I can gather, Ultimate Sin was deleted because Ozzy was never fond of the album. They also had an argument with Phil Soussan over money too, who played bass on that one. Could be related to that, but I doubt it.

    Only Blizzard & Diary were re-recorded like that. All the other albums past that were remastered, yes. But not re-recorded. Those are actually worthy remasterings. But not the first two.
    Posted 06-19-2008 at 01:07 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    WTF! Ozzy Osbourne

    Dude I hear ya. Wasn't there some big deal about Ozzy actually REDOING some of the albums, like the drums??? Joe would know more aobut this...
    Posted 06-17-2008 at 08:41 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline
  14. Old Comment
    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    Retro Duo Review

    I figured ill write my own review.
    Because all thats out there are previews.
    Except a few youtube videos.

    I dont think anyone really sat down and gave any of these a good testing and thorough review.
    But to do that would be a lot of work.

    If you want a NES,i really think your better off buying and repairing your own if you want perfection.

    Theres still some classics that will never end up wii's virtual console.
    Posted 03-18-2008 at 06:42 AM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
    Updated 03-18-2008 at 06:47 AM by Llama Gibbz
  15. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    Retro Duo Review

    Shit damn, not sure if I want to fork out $40 with no guarantees.
    Posted 03-17-2008 at 04:21 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline
  16. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    Retro Gaming Bug

    All the old AD&D Gold Box games either had manual lookup or a codewheel word lookup.
    Posted 02-17-2008 at 04:13 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Steve's Avatar

    Retro Gaming Bug

    Oh hell yes. I had it on the genesis first then got it on PC years later. It sucked as I paid for a second had copy with a bad photocopy of the manual :o

    Bloody great game though.
    Posted 02-17-2008 at 12:22 PM by Steve Steve is offline
  18. Old Comment
    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    Retro Gaming Bug

    One was indeed flashback.

    Installing and running wasnt problem.
    Matter of fact i was gitty like a girl when i saw the the open scenmatic.

    However that gittyness turned to uncontrollable roid rage when i saw the "insert blah blah word here".
    Posted 02-17-2008 at 09:22 AM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
  19. Old Comment
    Steve's Avatar

    Retro Gaming Bug

    Yeah, the whole "enter codes or words in the manual to proceed in games" was pretty bad... for Flashback on PC that is. You had to do some silly puzzle to get it to install or something. There's a puzzle there stopping you from playing the game anyway. When I got my copy of the game the manual was photocopied so the puzzle didn't look correct :(
    Posted 02-17-2008 at 08:55 AM by Steve Steve is offline
  20. Old Comment
    Superczar's Avatar

    Retro Gaming Bug

    Oh but those old "Enter the 4th word from page 5" checks can usually be circumvented in the old stuff...
    Posted 02-16-2008 at 04:21 PM by Superczar Superczar is offline

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