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Postby Josh Phillips on Sat Nov 10, 2001 9:32 am

Sorry to take a tangent here... but holy crap man, don't buy anime DVDs from Canada. :-P <A HREF=""http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005QCW4/qid=1005456608/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_7_1/104-0374121-4464755">Amazon</A> has preorders of the Cowboy Bebop box set for about $280 Canadian. Not sure how much it'll go for in stores, but <A HREF="http://chapters.indigo.ca/item.asp?Catalog=DVD&Section=DVD&Cat=&Lang=en&Item=66919812969&mscssid=GF3VMSA3JXHL8MXECDLUS5S7P47E3CA4&WSID=00114076A57865A14B9CB1B0C8E393169AB4321 1">Chapters.ca</A> has it for $350. And I know that $50 per DVD at the local comics store is *not* a reasonable price (at least it's only about $40 from online stores like <A HREF="http://www.dvdempire.com">DVD Empire</A>.<P>
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Postby Korivak on Sat Nov 10, 2001 12:43 pm

My long serving Voodoo3 2000 doesn't properly support DirectX 8a, so I can watch the intro movie, but then I just get a blank screen with music. I would buy a new GeForce, except I'm going to be paying nearly $300 for the Cowboy Bebop boxed set a couple of weeks from now. I'll be able to play on my new ThinkPad, but it was only mailed today, so it won't get to my friend's house in the states for about a week, and then I'll have to find time to go down and pick it up some afternoon. Gah! Nothing to be but drool on the manual and wait, I guess...
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Postby Korivak on Mon Nov 12, 2001 8:30 am

I had to give my copy of CivII back to the guy I borrowed it from when he moved to the States, which is one of the reasons that I wanted to buy Civ3 so much - so I could play Civ again.
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Postby Friggin' Cornflakes on Mon Nov 12, 2001 11:28 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David Adrian:
<B> Militarily, there's just not that much between the versions.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You mean other than the fact that Civ 3 is so much better? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> I love Civ 3, but I see what you mean about not too much different. Well, that's what makes it good! I mean if it's not broke, don't fix it. Civilization (the original) is/was one of the greatest computer games in existance, and Civ 2 was an awesome follow up. I definately say Civ 2 was the better of those two. But, any <I>other</I> Civ game is complete crap. Call to Power, Test of Time are <B>CRAP</B>. I would not describe those with any other word. Well, barring explatives.<P>And Civ 3 implements a lot of features from Alpha Centauri. I love AC too. Noticing a pattern? <P>
Oh, and my solution: Get Morpheus. Not only can you download the full version of Civ 3 (I'll buy it when I get some money, I swear) you can also download all of Cowboy Bebop. It sounds like it's overpriced anyway, so why not get it for free?<P>------------------
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Postby David Adrian on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:58 pm

Well, if you're "stuck" playing Civ II, don't worry all that much about it. Yeah, there are some interesting features in III, but the gameplay isn't <I>that</I> different. The graphics are better (sharper, more 3-D unit pics), but again, not <I>that</I> much. To be honest, I find myself torn between the two versions - Civ II you advance faster in tech, but in Civ III you get those neat features like culture, and different units for city-building and terrain improvement. It's a toss-up - depends on whether you prefer to out-tech your opponents or out-trade them. Militarily, there's just not that much between the versions.<P>Now me, I'm looking ahead at MOO III. Real-time space fleet battles? Mwahahaha... Just call me... {i]Dark Helmet![/i]
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