Ben_H's forum posts

#1 Edited by Ben_H (3366 posts) -
@JZ said:

10 gig in one hour? Where do you live, neo new york?

What's unreasonable about that? I live in the middle of the Canadian prairies and a download of that size would take about 40 minutes on Steam. I have 50/5 mbps internet and I know tons of others who do as well.  It isn't that rare anymore. 
 
Edit: Calculated it. At a steady rate of 5 megabytes/second (which is totally reasonable for me when I use Steam. Sometimes I get 10 even), it would take about 2000 seconds to download a 10 gig file, which is 33.33 minutes.
#2 Edited by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

Forza 3 keychain that came with the collector's edition is still connected to my keys. I even got a new car and moved it over. I also still have the flash drive that was included with it and it is probably the most reliable flash drive I have. 
 
That's it. 
@Dimsey said:

I buy a decent amount of collectors editions and stuff, so I do have me some junk.

Only thing that's actually useful though is the lockbox that came with the special edition of Grand Theft Auto 4.

Found that quite handy.

My brother still uses his too. That lockbox is actually pretty good. Or I guess pretty not-terrible if we go by the standards of collector's edition pack-ins.
#3 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

Skyrim with like 15GB+ of texture and lighting mods. I did that and it makes it all worth it. 
 
I have a 6950. It is a great card.

#4 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -
@Abendlaender said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Please let SEGA buy Relic, please let SEGA buy Relic...

According to NeoGaf (so take that as you will) Sega is currently biding the most for Relic and the current high bid for Volition is....Koch Media (you know THE Koch Media)

WHAT
#5 Edited by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

Umm I don't actually know how much a lot of my stuff is worth. I have a ton of Nintendo 1st party stuff in perfect condition with the boxes and everything. I take very good care of everything.
 

  • Paper Mario, mint with box, manual and all inserts (I think that is like $80 on Ebay). I also have a mint Nintendo strategy guide for it that I got with my subscription to Nintendo Power.
  • Pikmin 2 in near-perfect condition (like $60 on Ebay) 
  • Super Mario RPG cart in mint condition. I'll be holding onto this for a while because it seems to be going up in price. It has gone up $10 since I bought it in summer. Good condition copies are hard to find.
  • Non-Player's Choice Tales of Symphonia with everything, which apparently goes from anywhere from $40-70 
  • non-Player's Choice Wind Waker with the manual and all pack-ins. In near mint condition 
  • That Zelda Collector's Edition thing with Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Zelda 1 and 2. I got it for free because my cousin was going to trade it in but I said I would take it in exchange for lending him my EB Edge card that gave him 10% off his purchase so he could buy an Xbox 360. Like a month later saw a store selling that game sealed for like $150, which is insane. It goes for around $60 now. 
  • Super Smash Bros. with the box and manual which is worth up to $80 on Ebay(It is actually a different cart. This was my first ever game I owned myself, before that I had just played NES and Genesis games that my brother owned. My original cartridge was stolen when I was 8 when a guy broke into our house and stole a ton of stuff. I just bought the new cartridge on Friday. It is in perfectly mint condition)
  • All the Rogue Squadron games. Rogue Squadron 2 is pretty hard to find since it was a Gamecube launch title and wasn't in print for very long. My copy is in pretty poor shape though
  • All the Ace Attorneys including the second one which is worth more than the first and the third combined. That second one was a nightmare to find. I ended up getting it quite cheap as part of a bundle on Ebay. The guy didn't know how much that game was worth so I got it and 2 other games for $40. I could sell it alone for that much easily.
  • Is a launch DS (bought in 2004) with the box and Metroid pack-in worth much?
I also have tons of old PC games. I have boxed copies of Duke Nukem 3D and all the expansions, boxed Age of Empires 2  and the Expansion (as in with the huge old boxes from 1999. I still have the manuals, tech tree sheets and everything. I will never get rid of those because it was a gift from my Grandpa), big box Roller Coaster Tycoon and expansions, tons of obscure sharewares with Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and other stuff.
 
Fun fact, Guitar Hero stuff (from Guitar Hero 1 to Guitar Hero 3) is starting to be worth a huge amount of money. I've seen people paying $60  for a Xbox Xplorer guitar for GH2 no questions asked. That stuff went from being almost free at stores to worth a ton because so many places threw it all out. No local stores that I have asked have ANY of those guitars anymore, even EB Games. I lucked out and won an Ebay auction that ended in the middle of the night and got a full GH2 set for $28 but that is the cheapest I've seen in months. 
 
Edit: Gold cart Ocarina of Time with the good Fire Temple music (that was only in V1.0 carts because they had to change it because it sounded like some religious chant). It isn't super rare but I could easily sell it for the price I bought it for like 11 years ago or so.
#6 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

I am legitimately scared for both Volition and Relic right now. If EA or Activision buy them, then all my favourite THQ franchises will be ruined. Now you'll say "Don't be so pessimistic" but all you have to do is look at what has happened to every developer  or franchise that was good after EA bought them. They ruined Battlefield and filled it with stupid paid garbage, they ruined everything related to Maxis (Have you seen the SIms lately? The first 2 Sims were amazing. I'm kinda worried about the new SIm City.), they are killing all the good will people had with Bioware, they killed Burnout and made Criterion make a bunch of kinda middling Need for Speed games. And that is just recent things I've thought of. I'm sure there is a ton more than that. And don't even get me started on Activision.

I wouldn't put it past EA to neuter the living hell out of Saints Row if they bought that franchise. Same with Company of Heroes (though I am not too worried since CoH2 is almost done already). 
 
Here's hoping Warner Bros. buys Saints Row and Relic. They've shown that they can support legitimately good games (Like MK9).

#7 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -
@august said:

@Ben_H said:

I have over 100 on the Steam store. I know you said you found the library wanting but there are some good games like KOTOR. Also, check out GOG. They have an expanding library of Mac games being released and their installer client works amazingly well with WINE. I've been playing Infinity Engine games, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Medal of Honour, and even Legend of Grimrock on my Mac by emulating it.

Grimrock is out on both mac and Linux now.

I got it on GOG and installed the with WINE (This was prior to GOG having Mac stuff). I just cleaned out old WINE bottles and that's how I remember. I'm not exactly up to speed on what has been ported to Mac and Linux lately other than the stuff in my Steam Linux Library.
#8 Edited by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

I have over 100 on the Steam store. I know you said you found the library wanting but there are some good games like KOTOR.
 
Also, check out GOG. They have an expanding library of Mac games being released and their installer client works amazingly well with WINE. I've been playing Infinity Engine games, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Medal of Honour, and even Legend of Grimrock on my Mac by emulating it.

#9 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -

There is a video where he is driving with is mom to pick up pizza from Domino's and for part of it he is discussing with the viewer various Russian swears he has written down on a piece of paper.

#10 Posted by Ben_H (3366 posts) -
@FengShuiGod said:

This is seriously awesome. In another video he takes off a coat and says "This is what you call a rain coat." Another good quote, "Spiders have eight legs. As humans, we don't."

Or in the video where he reviews an energy powder. "It's a fine green powder, almost like sugar, almost like cocaine. Don't snort it. Cocaine's not green."