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XBox Live Connection Issues []

nekokikichan
So I just bought a Linksys E3000 router, excited that I thought it'd be great to help keep our XBox, PS3, and computers conneced wirelessly. The computers have been working fine without a hitch, however I've had nothing but headaches with the Xbox.

I was able to watch Netflix for a couple days with my XBox with my Linksys router out of the box. Sunday I tried playing Dead Rising and my Live connection kept dropping. I'd reconnect, and not two minutes later it'd drop again. I decided to recycle the power on my modem and router, and restart the XBox and still no go. Yesterday I decided to mess around with it again and have been following all the different combinations from this website to try and make it work: http://homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/Linksys-E3000-Open-NAT-settings-for-Xbox-Live/td-p/331669/page/5

I was able to connect long enough yesterday to download the new update for Live and have it install, however as soon as I got to the dashboard my XBox Live connection kept dropping again. I have an old wireless adapter for the XBox, anyone think this might be the issue? Anyone have any other suggestions? Should I just return the stupid router and get a less fancy one? I'm seriously at my wits end at this point and feel like I have tried every possible combination to make this work : /
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Oppertunity to promote girl gamers! []

buzzruth
Hi I've just found the community and it rocks (I'm not child loving either...)

Just wanted to tell you all about a website me and my boyfriend run, www.consolecuties.com

The idea is two fold. Firstly, its a place to find news about girls in games. Yes there is the occassional highly unfeminist boob comment, and sex sells style posts. But theres very little other news about girls in games unfortunatly. Which is where the second fold comes into it...

The site is also aiming to show the world what REAL girl gamers are. For this, we have interviews with real girls who can kick ass on games. See our interviews section for examples here-
http://www.consolecuties.com/category/interviews/

This is the side I'm trying to develop more. The other half gets us 1000+ hits per day, so if the interviews can become regular, then its a great way to remind men that we're real people and we're often better than they are.

So I'm appealing for gamer girls who want to be interviewed and show the world the true face of gaming. All it takes is an email interview, and a few photos of your choice.

Anyone interested follow this link-
http://www.consolecuties.com/wanna-be-a-console-cutie.htm

Thanks!

Crayola
Console Cuties Modertor
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How To Get Your Girlfriend Into Gaming? []

lorrnae

I was watching Xplay last night and I saw this:
http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/features/28302/How_To_Get_Your_Girlfriend_Into_Gaming.html
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eleri


Season Finale starts Nov 1
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‘MYST’ THEMED CONTEST TO AWARD ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 3 []

eleri
“Book of Lost Ages” creative contest
Entry deadline 11:59pm PST July 1, 2007
Grand Prize Adobe Creative Suite 3
For full contest rules and entry guidelines, please visit www.mystembassy.net/contests/

The Myst Embassy is pleased to announce the “Book of Lost Ages” contest as a fan-run
promotional & creative outlet for Myst Online: Uru Live (www.mystonline.com).
Entrants can use a wide range of multimedia tools to create a story for one of the Ages of the
D’ni, an ancient civilization that had the ability to link to other worlds through specially written
books.

Entries will be accepted until July 1st, after which they will be screened by a panel of judges; the
top five entries from that screening will be voted on by the Myst Online: Uru Live community.
The winner of that voting period will be the recipient of the grand prize, Adobe Creative Suite 3,
as provided by the Myst Embassy.

The Myst Embassy is a fan based group providing volunteer support and outreach for the Myst &
Uru series of games by Cyan Worlds, Inc. The Book of Lost Ages contest is an independent
work of the Myst Embassy, and is presented in accordance with Cyan Worlds, Inc. Fan Created
Art guidelines.
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felicia_valis
[ mood | content ]

Hey... Got a noob in your midst. :)

I've been playing games since I was about 10 yrs old. In my lifetime I've owned an Atari2600 (it was actually for my older brother's, but I played it more than he did), two Nintendos (both were gifts to me), SNES, PSX and PC. I know it ain't a lot (told ya I was a noob) but it sparked a fire in me that hasn't died since. When it comes to gaming genres, I can't really say I have any favorites. If a certain game catches my attention and kicks ass on many levels, then that's just groovy and I'm all for it. I can say that my favorite games right now are the MGS series, the new Prince of Persia series and Shadow of the Colossus. My next biggest joy to gaming is video game soundtracks.

To this day I still deal with the "but girls don't play video games" thing with the added bonus of "but you're almost 30! You're still playing video games?!" lol. So I'm quite glad to have found this community and hope this post sparks some life back in her.

Take care and keep kickin' that ass. ;)

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Myst Online: Uru Live []

eleri
something to do while you're waiting for launchCollapse )
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Can you bring the funny? []

paulmeetsworld
Attention! Attention! GameCola is looking for new writers!

OK, so, actually, chances are you've never heard of GameCola, and you’re probably wondering why you should be “Attention! Attention!”ing right now. We're an online gaming newsletter with a vague focus on retro titles, and we've been around for just over four-and-a-half years. We get a quite modest 150-200 hits a day, though that always seems to be going up, at least slightly.

Here's the site if you wanna check it out: http://www.gamecola.net

What we have to offer you: Nothing! Ha-ha! Of course, that's just an absolutely hilarious joke; what we really have to offer you is this: Uhhh. An e-mail address? Yes! yourname@gamecola.net! It's two gigs! That's totally more than G-mail, isn't it? It was at one point, at any rate. And, if you wanted, you could put this as a resume and use me as a reference, as people have been actually known to do. Plus, you get the experience and satisfaction of writing for a gaming newsletter and actually having your stuff read. I swear we have readers!

We’re definitely not going to give you any money, though. At times we have free games to offer, but that’s pretty rare, and the free games are generally of the “Dragon’s Lair Ported to DVD for the Umpteenth Time” variety.

What we're looking for:

Review writers and columnists. Reviewers are more in demand right now, but we could use both. We've got a number of old columns just waiting to be taken over by fresh blood. These columns include "You Learn Something New Every Play," which is about the educational value of videogames/things you can learn from videogames; "Games for the Casual Gamer" which is pretty self-explanatory; and "Judging a Game by its Cover," which examines the coverart of today’s videogames, generally picking apart the one’s that aren’t terribly good. This is in addition to a few new ideas I've been tossing around in my handy dandy notebook.

Plus, really, if you've got an idea of your own, chances are I'd be willing to go with it. Unless your idea is “I wanna write my thoughts on gaming newzzzz~!!~!@#~~!,” because we’ve already got (this is a rough estimate) 600 people doing that.

Cartoonists. We’ve been sorely lacking in the Web comic department for years now, and I’m looking to make better on it. A comic, or even multiple comics, on the gaming industry, gamers, or anything remotely related to gaming would be totally keen.

With any new writers, cartoonists, and so forth we have coming aboard, there’s on particular thingie we’re looking for: A sense of humor. If you don’t got it, we’re not too interested. Just something to keep in mind.

Okay, that's about it! If you're interested please send any writing/comic samples you might have to pfranzen@gamecola.net, or just post a reply here and I'll drop you a line.

Thanks for your time!

- Paul Franzen

(x-posted all over the Intra-web; please don't maim me if you're reading this for the 12th time.)
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Resident Evil Outbreak Research - Looking for Female Participants []
sassysha
[ mood | busy ]



Dear Fellow Gamers,
I, Joanna Robinson, Graduate Student, from the Department of Communications, Popular Culture & Film, Brock University (www.brocku.ca ), invite you to participate in a research project entitled Gender, Representations & Interactions in Resident Evil Online.

The purpose of this research project is to explore the different ways players interact in Resident Evil Online and how they think and feel about Resident Evil Online’s characters as their virtual bodies. It is also about how you play the game, other than how it was designed to be played.

I am particularly interested in talking with female REO gamers (as well as male) of any age that play Resident Evil Outbreak online, or have played it!

The expected duration is a 40-60 minute interview (by web-messaging or email) and an optional 10-30 minute session playing Resident Evil Online.

This research should benefit games research in general, by providing an important historical case study of an online console game community, as well as generating recommendations for gender inclusive game design in the future.

This is a single site project, conducted by one researcher using her password protected home office computer.
If you have any pertinent questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Brock University Research Ethics Officer (905 688-5550 ext 3035, reb@brocku.ca) There are no funds raised or profits gained by this research.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jrobinson@brocku.ca. There are also details on my website.

Thank you,


JOANNA S. ROBINSON (aka J0anna)
www.JoannaSRobinson.com


Joanna S. Robinson Dale Bradley
Graduate Student Assistant Professor
(905) 935-3138 (905) 688 5550 ext 3180
jrobinson@brocku.ca dbradley@brocku.ca

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fireflys_locket
[ mood | jubilant ]

I need some video game recommendations. I took a long break from gaming after completing Kingdom Hearts 2, but I'm getting back into it now. I'd especially like some good Nintendo DS recs since I'll be getting that for Christmas.

Recommend here.

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Ah, another n00b... []

hikari_jak
[ mood | RAWR~~ ]

Good morrow, all.
I am Ashley, and I love video games.

I've been playing since I was about three, starting out with the Sega Master System, NES, and SNES. Castlevania, Super Mario Bros., and Double Dragon mostly, but still. About a year or two later, I fell in love with the RPG genre and Shining Force II (on the Sega Genesis, for those who may not know), which was really what sparked my "addiction" to gaming. Ever since then, I've been playing whenever I have the chance to (like now! WHAT AM I DOING?! *runs off to play Metal Gear*)

As of now, my favorite games are*IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER* Brothers in Arms:Road to Hill 30, Resident Evil (GCN, or the REmake as some call it.), RE4, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance, Silent Hill 3 and 4, Final Fantasy VII, Jak X: Combat Racing, JAk 3,Devil May Cry 3:SE and... Well, if I listed all of them, you'd get bored and eaten by a zombie or something.

As of now, PS2, Gamecube, Playstation, N64, Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, SNES, NES, Sega Master System, Gameboy DS, Gameboy Advance SP, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy are all in my family's posession. I usually steal one of said consoles whenever I want... It works out nicely.

As a closing note, I must say that all who have not yet tried Dance Dance Revolution must, elsewise they wil be missing out on something. And if you don't like it, then at least you tried. Right?

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Animal Crossing DS []

concertina3
Ok...I FINALLY have a wireless router in my house...which means I will be able to play all manner of online games via my PSP and DS.

I am positively itching to play AC online so if anyone else wants to trade friend codes let me know! (Wow...that sounded so 4th grade...hehe.) I have a ton of other games for the two systems and I'd love to play any time I'm home.

Later~
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Hi! Newbie with a List for Annoying Villains in VGs or anything really. []

mercy_slays
101 Ways to Annoy a Villain
A Collaboration of Huntington Beach California High School's Anime Club Members and Alumni
Unedited and if you hate the grammar... it's because these guys (and girls) can't spell for their lives

(101 Ways to Annoy a Villian)


If this is not allowed, please feel free to delete.
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irr3l3vant
HELP!!

Okay, i cannot for the life of me get the wifi to work on my DS.
This is the third DS I've been through - the first two had dead pixels right out of the box so I returned them because I'm a poor college kid and to pay that much for something, I'd like it to be flawless until I mess it up. :-)

Anyway, we have wireless at my house.. my dad is a computer guru and he can't get it to work at all.. we know the wireless is working because all the laptops and everything else will connect. We tried changing the channel of the wireless and everything to no avail.

Is it possible that the wireless part of my DS is busted or is there another explination? I'm at a loss - I'm about to drive to McDonalds and try it there because that's all I can think of.. and I know the area works for the wifi cuz several friends have it and use it all the time.

Any help is appreciated - either responses on here or emailed to me (brevity@swbell.net)

I just want to play animal crossing with other people now... :-(

Thanks in advance. :)

x-posted to several communities
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What games did you during the holiday? []

admonish
[ mood | High on Life! ]


I was just wonderin' what my fellow female gamers got (Gamewise) during the holiday vacation?



Me? Umm let's see...


+Resident Evil 2


+Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


+Resident Evil: Code Veronica


+Resident Evil: Dead Aim


+Resident Evil: OutBreak


+Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2


+ Crash Tag Team (something? I don't remember)


+SSX Tricky 3


+DDR Extreme 2



We also got a PS2, hence the massive amount of RE games. I do love blowing up zombies, but GameCube had too little of that, with the port versions of the games so hard to find.

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Hey! []

thegrocergirl
Hi! I'm Kelly, and I'm new also. I love playing games, though I don't have the time or patience for a lot of the hard stuff. I do mostly GameCube and PC stuff, though I occasionally play on my fiance's PS2. I've even been known to pick up MVP Baseball 2005 ..! :P Faves include the Myst series, Sims 2, Zelda: WW, Ratchet and Clank (a new find), Donkey Konga, and Mario Party (with friends).
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shes_unreal
Helloooooo ladies!

I just joined this community so I wanted to introduce myself. People online call me Tenshi, sometimes Ten, which is close enough to my real name that it works. I'm 25 and I'm a Wildlife Management major at Ohio State, I should be graduating at some point before '06 is out. I had a Sega Genesis before I had an Atari, and while the Atari has been lost somewhere in the mists of time the Genesis is still at my mom's house, still works, and I still play it whenever I go home. I played King's Quest and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on my sister's computer when I was in high school but we weren't big into gaming so we didn't get much more than that. Only within the past couple of years have I moved into the Modern Era when I asked my dad to get me a PS2 for my birthday.

Now I'll tell you, for a while when it came to video games I was stereotypically girly. I just couldn't make the adjustment from 2D platform to 3D games, especially not first person perspective games. I would get so confused. And if they required more than pointing and clicking (i.e. anything more complex than the Sims) I just couldn't do it. When I got my PS2 the first games I went for were ones that inspired nostalgia, namely Sonic Heroes and Ecco the Dolphin and the Tides of Time. Eventually I got Enter the Matrix (which I hated, too many buttons to push), Urbz (again with the nostalgia), Final Fantasy X (playing it on a PS2 I borrowed from a friend is what made me want to get a PS2 in the first place), Destroy All Humans (argh, again with the buttons), and Prince of Persia.

In fact I got Prince of Persia on a whim. The games were used, buy two get one free, so I got Destroy All Humans, FFX, and Prince of Persia was the free one. This was a couple of months ago. I've been playing FFX fanatically since then (Lulu and Auron are so hot, and so is Seymour, even if he is weird lookin'), but eventually got tired of levelling and decided to give PoP a spin.

Holy shit, I loved it. I yelled at my TV and threw my controller and scrambled for walkthroughs when I got utterly confused and swore and pumped my fists every time I won battles and after a week of play (and playing for several hours straight) I beat the sonofabitch last night. Today I not only restarted the game but I scurried out to buy the sequel. FFX got me hooked but the controls on PoP might just be complex enough that I can do the Matrix and Destroy All Humans now. I'm all pleased with myself 'n shit.

Anyway, hi. :)
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Please Donate to the "Beckie Wins an XBOX 360 Foundation" []

supersonicchica
[ mood | determined ]



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Ok well, If you drink Mountain Dew as I do then you know all about everytenminutes.com where every ten minutes someone wins an XBOX 360... Well, people I am determined to win one of those suckers, but If I drank as much Mountain Dew as I would need to win, well, I would wind up back in the hospital with a horrid UTI (Urainary Tract Infection)... and no one likes those... so I'm reaching out to my fellow LiveJournal buddies and I'm asking that if you drink Mountain Dew and are not intrested in using your codes PLEASE give them to me, and make my little dream of an XBOX 360 come true....

Don't throw away those caps people...Just email me your codes at heysakuya@yahoo.com or post them here on my livejournal supersonicchica (under a private post of course)... I don't care if you have 100 or just 1, every single one counts...

Show support don't chuck those caps and please donate to the "Beckie Wins an XBOX 360" Foundation..


Love you all..

Your fellow Mountain Dew-aholic,
Beckie
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ashfangirllisa
[ mood | happy ]

Hi everyone!

I am new here, of course. LOL. XD

Anyway, I love all kinds of video games.

My favorite game genre is platformers.

I love those games!!! ^_^

And I have about 9 Playstation games, a bunch of GBA/GBC games (I forgot how many I have, lol), 11 N64 games, and I currently have 16 Gamecube games.

My Favorite Playstation Games: All the Spyro games, and all the Crash Bandicoot games (I love those!!)

My Favorite GBA/GBC Games: All of the Pokemon games (I love those a lot!!) XD

My Favorite N64 Games: Conker's Bad Fur Day, Diddy Kong Racing, Pokemon Puzzle League, and Pokemon Stadium 2

My Favorite Gamecube Games: Super Smash Brothers Melee, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Kirby Air Ride, and Animal Crossing

Also, I am going to a college that has a program in Game Art and Design.

So, once I get into that program, it will be great.

And I can't wait to start making my own games someday!!

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bunny82
[ mood | happy ]

Wassup?
I'm new here... I loooove videogames... I was introduced to videogames by my boyfriend about two years ago and now I'm even kicking his butt! Some of my favorites are Splinter cell(just finished the 1st one),
Max Payne, GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas and VirtuaFighter4... I wanted to know if anyone here has
played Splinter cell Chaos theory? Is it comparable, better, worse, worth my dough, to the 1st one?
Anyway I hope to hear from all the Splinter cell addicts out there... later... :P

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