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  1. What does Sony have to do with this?


    But yeah, I'm pretty much with you on that Creationism museum stuff. I'm not from Arkansas (way down here in the "Bible Belt"), but I moved here and I've heard some fuc_ed up sh_t about the churches down here. Like on Halloween, they'd have "haunted houses" in the churches, and they'd have small children go through and there would be the devil and they'd say all kinds of fuc_ed up fanatical sh_t to scare children into religion. Sickening.

  2. What the hell happened? The PS2 was awesome.

    Greed. When you care more about your gravy train than the people riding in it... this sh_t is going to happen... and it is. There are obvious tiers to the price range in the current generation of video game consoles... even in the handhelds... and who's at the top in both? Who's not at the top of sales?


    UPDATE --> http://www.joystiq.com/2007/07/13/sony-say...not-over-in-us/

  3. Gotta love sony...

    1. Release an overpriced system with lots of bloat

    2. Assure that every game released on the system isn't that great (or if it is, it has a 360 version / or something comparable).

    3. "Drop" the price (to sell off the low-end models)

    4. Rinse and repeat.

    You forgot the real step 4 and 5 before the last one...


    4. Piss off early adopters.

    5. Ruin backwards compatibility further.


    It seems, to me, that they're trying harder to defeat the Nintendo DS Lite with the new slim PSP than they're trying to defeat the Xbox 360/Wii with the PlayStation 3. Picking a fight with the NDSL is just not going to happen anymore.

  4. I am about half way done with the game (been working great for me) just got past the psyducks in the road, when all of a sudden the top screen went white. So ive been playing for about 2 hours and didn't want to redo that 2 hours, so I saved the game, exited, and started the game back up. To my surprise the top screen was still white, and continues to be white no matter how many times I try to load it. I even tried a different Rom...The weird thing is when I push start the Pokemon, bag, save etc list comes up that I can see... Can anyone help me fix this white screen please?

    Are you playing this emulated, on the real deal with a cartridge, or through a flash cart? If emulated, there's no telling what happened -- no emulator is perfect at the moment. I most certainly wouldn't play any games for long periods of times without save states (or play a game with the intent of being it, for that matter). You might want to try a save editor and see if you can change your location or something. You can find one of those here.

  5. Sweet... this means we'll see a new DSMasterPlus (one of my favorites) from Portabledev soon. They always seem to update all their emulators around the same time. Hopefully, we'll see support for zips in the new DSMasterPlus as well. Their emulators keep getting better and better.

  6. If word gets out you think the sales will go up? Like everybody rushing to buy the cheap system before it goes out?

    Doubtful. Who the fu_k is going to run out to the store and blow $500 only because it's going to go back up to $100 when they get rid of ALL of the current PlayStation 3s on the shelves? No one. They will sell just as slowly and they still have to get rid of ALL of them.

  7. They did fire/replace someone from the sonic team, THE ORIGINAL CREATOR.


    The lead/original designer now works for Naughty Dog (Jak & Daxter / Crash Bandicoot)


    and both the lead artist/programmer for the original games have their own independent companies.


    Sonics soul left sega long ago, and anybody hired by sega to try and remake anything like the original turns out to be an idiot.

    From Wikipedia...


    Yuji Naka (中 裕司, Naka Yūji?, born September 17, 1965), is a video game designer, programmer, the former head of Sonic Team, a group of Sega programmers/designers, the lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog and the head of PROPE.


    After graduating High school, Yuji Naka decided to skip university and stay in his hometown of Osaka. During this time, Yuji worked long hours at various menial jobs. After quiting his last job, Yuji saw that Sega was looking for programming assistants. After a brief interview, Yuji was hired and began working on a game called Girl's Garden, which earned him critical praise and fan appreciation. He programmed the original Sonic the Hedgehog game, while Naoto Oshima designed the character and Hirokazu Yasuhara planned the stages. Naka has also produced several other titles like NiGHTS Into Dreams, Burning Rangers and Phantasy Star Online. In early games he was often credited as "YU2" (in reference to Yu Suzuki) and "Muuu Yuji". He is one of the few famous Japanese game creators to speak fluent English.



    In news released on March 16, 2006, Naka announced that he intended to create his own game studio, independent of Sega and Sega Studio USA (a.k.a. Sonic Team) [1]. This decision bears resemblance to Naoto Oshima's departure of Sonic Team in 1999, when he founded Artoon.

    Read more here.

  8. I'm sorry that you pay for insurance and medical bills? You're going to end up paying one way or another, solidius23. Do your homework on foreign health care systems and compare them to ours. Find out where the payment originates. Find out if it's really truly free. Give me a real good breakdown and comparison. Nowhere did I say it's not flawed, and I hate so many other aspects of America... nothing in this country is perfect, but there are ways around everything, my friend.


    Also, what part of southern Arkansas are you from?

  9. wait so your saying you live in the US, they are required to fix you up, so you go in, and either dont pay them or pay them 1 dollar a month and you completely get away with this?


    Everytime i go there i have to deal with like 20 minutes of insurance garbage, if you can really do that im going to start right now.

    Yep, go right now. Say you don't have insurance (and you don't) and then fill out a financial aid form and go from there.

  10. I dont know about you but when my brother had a bill from the hospital he called them and told them he could not pay it. They then told him they will detuct a certain amount and then he would HAVE TO PAY THE REST. He tried to get rid of it but he then ended paying it because he HAD NO CHOICE. THis happened alot of times to him.

    It's his own fault for paying it, you're not going to get arrested for not being able to pay for your hospital visit. The company's will tell you that you're going to be sent to collections, which most people know will lower your credit. However, your medical bill credentials can't be held against you in the real world, so it's completely nullified.

  11. Moore's argument is that in America, all the co-pays and fees add up to a higher amount paid for the health care portion of the tax. The second thing is that it IS FREE. There's a big difference when you're in country like America and you can't afford the surgery on your leg. Whereas, you can just go into a French hospital (citizen of course) and they'll operate on it for free.

    You can walk into any hospital and they are required to fix you up. Whether you can pay them or not is not a big deal. You can also not pay your "medical bills" in America and just get sent to collections, which will lower your fee and try to work with you. Also, if you get treated somewhere like at a memorial hospital -- you can pay $1/month and they will stay off your back. Getting taken care of at a hospital is just as easy as it sounds. In and out and you honestly don't have to pay a flocking dime.


    I'm also speaking from the I-don't-have-insurance point-of-view about of all this. I don't and I haven't paid a flocking dime for my medical bills and I don't have to -- it's fully covered by the hospital.

  12. The free health care system in France is done so by taxing EVERYONE outrageously -- there's like a 13.5% tax or something like that on everything. Free is not free no matter how you look at it in a world based on money. No one is doing volunteer work at any of these hospitals in any country. It costs money directly, whether it's on a bill or in taxes -- you're paying out your ass.

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