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I'm not sure your question was answered, so I thought I'd throw this out for you, olddirtyewok.

 

Ghost Recon and Ghost Recon: Island Thunder are, IMHO, the best non-twitch Live shooters out there. Both can be purchased for very little right now. Sadly, I have no idea whether you will be able to find a lot of games online. Jason Merrick used to play it a lot, maybe he has a better idea. Island Thunder is the more recent of the two.

 

Rainbow Six 3 isn't a twitch shooter in the flavor of Unreal, but it is in urban terrain making it pretty hectic. Then again, you and your brother might enjoy the co-op mission feature. There are definitely some of us who really enjoy co-op play but don't care for adverserial.

 

Remember, if you and your brother are getting one account for one Xbox, you'll be limited to Live titles that support split-screen.

 

-j

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Thanks for the heads up everybody. We will not be sharing an account. What convinced us to start Live, was that he just moved a couple states away. We will not have "Halo Time" as my wife calls it. The only thing that concerns me is lag. I'm not that well versed in such things. He is in Alabama and I am in Columbus, Ohio. Do you all think that might be a problem? RS3 sounds like a blast!

 

 

Oh yeah, thanks robotmonkey. That was pretty considerate to start a thread to answer that. It is appreciated. :)

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Lag won't be an issue with Co-op in Rainbow Six 3. I host 4 player Co-op and no one ever complains of lag. This is important info because my upload rate is shit. :)

 

If you get Rainbow Six 3, send me a friend invite. When I am on Live, I play either PGR2 or Rainbow Six 3. I also prefer the Co-op mode to deathmatch.

 

-Dean-

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Originally posted by olddirtyewok@Jan 11 2004, 08:29 PM

The only thing that concerns me is lag. I'm not that well versed in such things. He is in Alabama and I am in Columbus, Ohio. Do you all think that might be a problem?

I'm based in the UK, and when I get the chance I play against the US and Canadian guys here; I doubt you're going to have any lag problems...

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That's great news all the way around! Thanks for the information guys, and I appreciate the invites. ;) I will definitely track you all down for some games. I have one more question. Somehow, I got my wife hooked on the first PGR. She is looking forward to me getting Live. Should I just go ahead and let her know to expect that it is going to be a lot of immature crap? What I mean is, trash talk is to be expected, but being a woman, I bet that she is in for it! :P

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She'll be treated well by us.

 

I think I mentioned it in another thread you started, but this is one of the most upstanding group of gamers out there. I had the dis-pleasure of playing some random RS3 games over the weekend and quickly understood why I usually play what everyone else is playing on any given night. It sames me the trouble of having to play Optimatch Roulette in an attempt to find an OK server.

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She'll be treated well by us. Out amongst the public, she could use a voicemask, which I suspect many women gamers do.

 

:green:

 

We won't bite.

 

Speaking of female gamers, I suspect that those who don't employ a voice mask might enjoy the endless attention from the many pubescent boys prowling the public servers. At least I've seen evidence of it everytime I've joined a large public server with a female occupant.

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Actually, in my experience, if there is one thing likely to get you more attention on a public server than being female, its using a voice mask. Anyone I've ever seen use one has been told to turn it off politely, then impolitely, then subjected to a frankly hideous stream of personal abuse from all concerned if the the host doesn't kick them first.

 

Just thought I'd warn you; many consider their use highly annoying. There is always the "don't say anything much" option, which I see get used most of the time.

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I have one more question, then I will leave you guys alone. :) I looked it up and just want to double check. To start LIVE, all I have to do is unplug the cable from my PC and then hook it up to my X-box right? Given my set up, that is the easies way that I saw. We decided on PGR2, Crimson Skies, and RS3. Will it be easy for me to find my brother to play? Anyways, you all have been great and I look forward to playing some, if not all, of you shortly. :)

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You can either plug the Xbox directly into your cable modem, or you can purchase a router/switch and connect it to one of the ports on the back.

 

As long as your brother is on your friends list you will have no problems finding him.

 

Excellent choices on games, you've got many sleepless nights ahead of you :)

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Yeah, no kidding, I sweated for weeks over what to pick as a gamertag while waiting for my beta kit to show up, and the best I could come up with was a goofy gang name from my favorite (at the time) game. This was before I realized that gamertags based on actual videogame characters are beyond lame. :)

 

Plus some jerk had already taken "Robot Monkey". :P

 

Good luck, and I hope to see you online soon!

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We decided on PGR2, Crimson Skies, and RS3.

 

I will also mention that this is a great pick in games. I just picked up Crimson Skies over the holidays and love it. RS3 is also in my regular rotation.

 

I will also second the suggestion of getting a broadband router. There are many solid wired routers available in the below $50 range. Not only does it save you from having to move plugs, it also provides a nice level of extra firewall protection for your system.

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Originally posted by olddirtyewok@Jan 13 2004, 11:09 AM

I have one more question, then I will leave you guys alone. :) I looked it up and just want to double check. To start LIVE, all I have to do is unplug the cable from my PC and then hook it up to my X-box right? Given my set up, that is the easies way that I saw. We decided on PGR2, Crimson Skies, and RS3. Will it be easy for me to find my brother to play? Anyways, you all have been great and I look forward to playing some, if not all, of you shortly. :)

Well, I've got 3 pc's running in the house all with thier own IP address(comcast allows 2 additional $$) running through a hub. What I find is that every time I reset my modem by unplugging/re-plugging from power for a minute all 3 IP address's are up for grabs and the first 3 devices connecting get them. So if I reset the modem and get on live, then get on my PC for a little internet surfing theres only 1 IP left for the other 2 PC's, then whoever is last to try and connect is out of luck and has to reset the modem again. Same deal goes for getting on-line with my PS2.

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