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Message started by XIZOR on 03/29/09 at 02:49:39

Title: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 03/29/09 at 02:49:39
First off I just want to say Resident Evil 5 fucking sucks and you people that think its good are teh gey! Im playing it currently and got a little past the half way mark. Wow, talk about fucking boring on just about every level. Boring story, boring characters, boring levels, boring, boring gameplay, boring boring boring.

There is no tension or horror in the game at all. Fight a few enemies while standing in place that are easy as fuck and then walk around collecting shit for 10 minutes, rinse and repeat. I know Im not a RE fan but come on guys...you except this as a RE game!?

I could go on but I dont feel like it. Im having a shitty fucking day.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 03/29/09 at 04:59:33
wow.

suck it up buttercup, go grab some cheevos and catch up to the king while you're afforded the chance.


But nah seriously, game is good, just not even remotely close to being Survival horror, and yeah the characters and story I agree (terrible)
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/29/09 at 05:17:06
You hijacked my thread you son of a bitch bastard.

Mass Effect was a lot of fun though. What was all that shit about Shepherd dying or something? Did I miss something in my game because he lived.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 03/29/09 at 05:53:32
I picked up the super duper collectors edition for the PS3 the other day, it came with the two disc version of the game, a Chris action figure, a necklace, a Tricila (sp) tote bag, and a BSSA sew on patch. Was it worth the $80.00 for all that extra shit... probably not, but who cares.

As for the game... I've not spent enough time with it to be able to put out a full review, I've only spent about two hours playing it. So far I'm liking it much more than the demo I played on the 360. That is mostly due to the controller. I love the 360's Dreamcast inspired controller ... but the PS3 is like old faithful, its so easy to pick up and use. It seemed to work much better (for me) than the 360 did.

Gameplay wise... its not as bad as I originally thought. I'm going to go through and beat the game solo ... then jump online and play with some friends. So far Sheva (sp) is next to worthless. I can see how this game would be a major blast to play through online, though.

On another topic... when does the Ghostbusters game come out? Anyone else looking forward to this one?

~Kyle
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Kilrgrn on 03/29/09 at 06:02:52
Resident Evil died the day RE4 hit the shelves. I was once a die hard RE fan...but these games are just shit in comparison.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 03/29/09 at 06:45:20
Yeah, I myself have been playing Resident Evil 5 the past 2 days, PS3 version though.  I don't own it, it's just a rental.  It's worth a rental for sure, and it's a good game, but so far it's not nearly as immersive as the previous games.   Sheva is hot, Chris is a great character, and the punching system and everything is straight up, basic, and a good foundation.

Besides all of that, the levels feel very linear, as opposed to previous REs being linear, but not literally straight on one course, the lack of really good puzzles (so far) plays a factor also, and I do think the next RE needs to evolve a little more past 96, but it's still a solid game worth at least a rent, more if you're a huge fan of the series.  I'm still playing it and enjoying it, but for some reason I can't play it straight for hours, Savage Moon or Fallout 3 will distract me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 03/29/09 at 07:11:51
Im gunna be playing my original mammoth xbox tonight, gunna replay my old favourite: KOTOR!

Seriously why the fuck is Bioware making a KOTOR MMO instead of KOTOR 3? So disappointing... my god.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 03/29/09 at 07:24:54
Yeah, I haven't been an RE fan since RE2, and the RE5 demo didn't catch my interest. I might rent it down the road.

Side note, does anybody know what the hell this is? http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/03/23/xi-has-begun/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 03/29/09 at 07:40:57

NightShade wrote on 03/29/09 at 07:24:54:
Yeah, I haven't been an RE fan since RE2, and the RE5 demo didn't catch my interest. I might rent it down the road.

Side note, does anybody know what the hell this is? http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/03/23/xi-has-begun/


Look like Sony's attempt at actually having something to do in Home.... can we consider Home to be an Epic Fail yet?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 03/29/09 at 07:43:11
I just know it's an ARG based in Home, just like the link says. I've been tempted to log in to Home and check it out, but I haven't used Home since I installed it. If I needed disk space it would be the first thing to go. Although that arcade game with the trains is kinda fun.

I tried the RE5 demo and just wasn't impressed at all. It seems like they've gone backwards from RE4, which was great. I think Dead Space sort of feels like the game RE5 should've been. Also, what's up with taking the "survival" out of survival horror? Nothing's scary when you've got a full arsenal and lots of ammo. I couldn't take F.E.A.R. seriously for the same reason.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 03/29/09 at 07:44:39
SynthR, Shepard dying was I think in the teaser trailer for Mass Effect 2 or something like that. Im pretty sure he isnt dead or doesnt die, I guess, but I think what you are talking has to do with that.

And Roadie, yes it pisses me off every time I hear about the next KOTOR being an MMO. WHY WHY WHY! When I heard that a while back I wanted to cry.

And can we all agree that GDC this year fucking sucked? I know its the game DEVELOPERS conference and isnt E3 but I thought we would get something good out of it, but nothing.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 03/29/09 at 09:41:30
Actually, I haven't been inside Home since they took voice chat away.  They've added a few things since then but nothing that'll keep me in there for any extended period of time.  If I had unlimited download, it might be a different story, but I'm not going to waste my time until something much more fun is inside Home honestly.  Virtual paintball/lasertag.

RE5 literally made me jump once though, first game to do that in a while.  But that's only because I hate snakes so damn much.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/29/09 at 14:38:59
I figured I'd ask here about Mass Effect for discussion purposes instead of looking it up myself. I suppose reading about a game before you play it reaps confusion and damnation.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 03/29/09 at 15:10:59
I'm a serious RE fan as you all know. I'm now in the hard difficulty about a little over halfway.

There's no fucking way I'm gonna try to play the War hero difficulty with AI. I'll wind up breaking the disc, or my controller 1st. I might wind up not trying at all.

It really is a shame. I guess RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4 spoiled me. :'(
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/29/09 at 16:12:30
Does anyone still have Fuzion Frenzy 2? I need some help boosting the online achievements. Roadie?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 03/29/09 at 18:09:12
i love the game. Been trying to finish KZ2, RE5 and play SFIV with my friends. Busy couple of weeks.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 03/29/09 at 18:33:39
If I can get ahold of FF again SynthR I need those online cheevos myself. How long are you going to have it?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/29/09 at 18:48:56
I bought Fuzion Frenzy for $4 so I have it until I get those achievements. This game sucks. Seriously. And it's fucking annoying.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 03/29/09 at 23:39:33
Hey I own that game, I could help you do the online ones....

OR NOT! You'll just have to wait until i get back :)
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/30/09 at 01:54:40
We'll do them all together and we'll have big fuck fest and laugh about it afterward and cry after that.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 03/30/09 at 02:07:21
I remember Roadie mentioning there were gonna be some new Gears single player stuff but I didn't know there were new maps, let alone the fact that they're already out and have been for 3 days.

3 new maps PLUS FUEL DEPOT FROM GEARS 1.

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/966/966740p1.html

Anybody here get these yet? Or would be interesting in getting them and taking Gears 2 for a spin once again? For as long as my Xbox lasts anyway...
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Title: fuck canada
Post by RoaDiE on 03/30/09 at 07:03:01
just ordered Ninja Blade and Halo Wars for meself. $45USD new-tax free for games is a prime retail price. Even with exchange rates, and even though technically I don't deal in Canadian currency to begin with, I'm saving myself 25-30 dollars.

All my close friends are so lazy they won't order online because they hate waiting a whole week to get the game you bought, and for some reason they get the impression that shipping will push the bill higher (but u can always find someone who has free shipping, even from fucking china)

No way in fucking hell im gunna pay $69.99 CDN for a brand new game and get raped at retail with 12% tax (75 dollar games yay!!). Eff that system
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Mito on 03/30/09 at 08:07:42
Playing through RE5 for the second time is pretty boring for me.

I have Fuzion Frenzy 2 also. It's crap but my woman likes it. The best mini game is the sumo ball wrestling one for me. Nothing but teabaggin
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/30/09 at 13:43:38
If I bought games new I would definitely order online especially with the shit ass prices we currently have.

The original Fuzion Frenzy was a lot of fun but the new one is pure trash. Even the mini games that have carried over aren't fun anymore.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 03/30/09 at 14:34:21
Got my butt kicked in SFIV this weekend.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 03/30/09 at 15:25:04
Snoblind Map packs are available on the 31'st. I was planning on getting them anyway. The vid just helped make me more excited for them. Esspecially Fuel Depot. I really liked that map in Gears 1.

I'd say about half the new achivements can ge gotten without public matches. This is great IMO because if the combustable map pack achivements were public ones, it'd been a frustrating mess. And where this guy is waiting 20 minutes to get in a game is retarted. He must be in the very select few because, I haven't heard a single gripe anymore about matchaking wait times. This guy must live in Antartica.
20 minutes......lol

"Being that it's such a long run, anyone trying to make their way up the bridge will be downed in no time if your team has any skill. With no threat of someone hitting you from the backside, the end of the bridge is a very fortifiable location."  Underhill map.

I think I will be encouraging anyone I play with in public matches to avoid this map for anything other than Horde. This map is seriously going to encourage the camper. I see the team who doesn't have the vantage point respawning alot.  



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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 03/30/09 at 21:56:02

Magnum wrote on 03/30/09 at 15:25:04:
Snoblind Map packs are available on the 31'st. I was planning on getting them anyway. The vid just helped make me more excited for them. Esspecially Fuel Depot. I really liked that map in Gears 1.

I'd say about half the new achivements can ge gotten without public matches. This is great IMO because if the combustable map pack achivements were public ones, it'd been a frustrating mess. And where this guy is waiting 20 minutes to get in a game is retarted. He must be in the very select few because, I haven't heard a single gripe anymore about matchaking wait times. This guy must live in Antartica.
20 minutes......lol

"Being that it's such a long run, anyone trying to make their way up the bridge will be downed in no time if your team has any skill. With no threat of someone hitting you from the backside, the end of the bridge is a very fortifiable location."  Underhill map.

I think I will be encouraging anyone I play with in public matches to avoid this map for anything other than Horde. This map is seriously going to encourage the camper. I see the team who doesn't have the vantage point respawning alot.  


Really? You haven't heard anybody complaining about matchmaking? It's improved sure, and 20 minutes is an exaggeration, but it's still pretty bad.

But yeah, sounds pretty sweet.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 03/30/09 at 21:56:20
I got a 48 Hour Trial and I'll probably cash it in tonight (after I beat RE5, starting chapter 6 right now).  SO I should be able to play Gears tonight.  I want to start getting those map packs, I'm really behind in Gears 2 DLC though.

EDIT - Yeah to add to what NightShade said, the twenty minutes MUST be an exaggeration, but sometimes I still have to wait ONE or TWO minutes, and I don't think it should be that long on a AAA, multi-million selling game.  SARPBC got a patch to fix their ranking system and 100,000 people play it or so.
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Title: Re: fuck canada
Post by XIZOR on 03/30/09 at 23:16:42

RoaDiE wrote on 03/30/09 at 07:03:01:
All my close friends are so lazy they won't order online because they hate waiting a whole week to get the game you bought


Im the same way really. Im just not into ordering things online for the most part. Unless its something that I absolutely cant get anywhere near by. Im the type of guy that when there is something I want I usually have to have it right then. Especially games.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 03/30/09 at 23:49:20
I'll be on tonight again hopefully playing some L4D. Taught my friend how to play so if you want to play with us be prepared to carry this noob.
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Title: Re: fuck canada
Post by RoaDiE on 03/31/09 at 03:10:54

XIZOR wrote on 03/30/09 at 23:16:42:

RoaDiE wrote on 03/30/09 at 07:03:01:
All my close friends are so lazy they won't order online because they hate waiting a whole week to get the game you bought


Im the same way really. Im just not into ordering things online for the most part. Unless its something that I absolutely cant get anywhere near by. Im the type of guy that when there is something I want I usually have to have it right then. Especially games.



But one such as yourself lives in a privileged nation that has 6 day mail week and fast delivery compared to Canada. Not to mention you save money, so you can get MORE GAMES!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 03/31/09 at 04:01:40
No. Im stubborn. Id rather pay more and have shit NOW! Only things I order online are cds and music from obscure bands that no chain or local music store has.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 03/31/09 at 07:10:19
oh right, and you also live in united states so its like 59.99 not 69.99...

but i did get halo wars for 40 bucks US (48 CDN) with shipping.  so i still beat US MSRP by 20 bucks.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 03/31/09 at 07:47:27
Yeah to bad I already sold my copy of Halo Wars or Id play with you but I traded it in for L4D. That game was fun for a week then there really is no reason to play it. All people do online in Halo Wars is the rush strategies where they find the easy ways to spam a bunch of smaller units right at the beginning of the match and destroy you before you can do anything. It works I guess but I just dont find that to be a fun way to play the game.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 03/31/09 at 08:25:20
yea im not buying it cuz you got it, so dont worry.

4 of my close friends own it and play almost everyday so i want in on the action.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 03/31/09 at 15:04:26
Matchmaking definately could've been improved still of course. I toataly agree with that, plus the fact the game and who made it is inexcusable to have a mess for this long. Like I said, I love the game and hate it sometimes. It's like crack.

It doesn't happen to me alot at all. Every so often. If it gets "stuck" as I call it, we cancel and start over. More often times than not, it fixes the problem. The biggest issue I have with the matchmaking isn't the wait time.

I'd still like to know even before the new patch, how the hell is getting a room full of highly ranked people against lower ranked people a match? Even with the "bars" as a guide, this happened. Last night my team ran into a switcher. I thought this shit wasn't supposed to happen anymore. It's no wonder the hardcore people that played Gears 1 don't play 2 anymore, on top of the glitches and patches.

I can't honestly blame them. I've adapeted as best I can to the game as it is now but still. They should've never messed with the core of what Gears 1 was.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 03/31/09 at 17:48:00

Magnum wrote on 03/31/09 at 15:04:26:
Last night my team ran into a switcher. I thought this shit wasn't supposed to happen anymore. It's no wonder the hardcore people that played Gears 1 don't play 2 anymore, on top of the glitches and patches.

I can't honestly blame them. I've adapeted as best I can to the game as it is now but still. They should've never messed with the core of what Gears 1 was.


This is the kind of crap that bothers me more than anything. It seems like such a simple solution, one that they already had in Gears 1 but took out for some god forsaken reason. It's insane.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 03/31/09 at 17:51:03
There is still a good playerbase on Gears 1, every so often ill play that online and get some good games going. I used to hate the online people on Gears 1 and swore to never play with random people again with Gears but its gotten much better lately.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/01/09 at 00:11:42
Bought Alien Hominid HD today (It's on sale for $5) and I have to say this game is fucking ridiculously difficult. If I had known this was a throw back to Contra I probably wouldn't have picked it up. Not being able to see enemy bullets coupled with one hit death equals blood curdling screams of rage.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/01/09 at 00:53:08

SynthR wrote on 04/01/09 at 00:11:42:
Bought Alien Hominid HD today (It's on sale for $5) and I have to say this game is fucking ridiculously difficult. If I had known this was a throw back to Contra I probably wouldn't have picked it up. Not being able to see enemy bullets coupled with one hit death equals blood curdling screams of rage.


I remember hearing that a lot when it came out, and I thought the flash game was hard as shit too, but I didn't find the 360 version too hard. Weird.

It sure is awesome though IMO. I just love that and Castle Crashers, no games have that kind of style anymore (or ever did, really). And they're fun too obviously.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/01/09 at 01:03:30
After playing Alien Hominid for a bit you start to get used to it and you begin to see the patterns. It's not so bad now but dying randomly all the time is still a piss off. For $5 this game is worth the frustration.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/01/09 at 02:49:37
Thats one of those games I am proud to have 200/200 in, tough lil game, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I swear I bought it for 400 MSP on a sale last year as well.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/02/09 at 22:47:35
Buy a Shii today!

http://www.geekologie.com/2009/04/shii_the_controversial_wii_for.php
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/02/09 at 22:47:42
...Double Post...
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Brontok on 04/02/09 at 23:54:25
Who's Seymour Butts?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/03/09 at 01:47:58
Yeah its sad that they dont really make video games for girls.

Guys get cool games where we go slay dragons and cut their heads off for thousands of points. If they wanted to make the same game for girls they would have to have the option to talk to the dragon for 2 hours and then you have to hit the share feelings button 20 times until you make the dragon break down and cry.

And in a chicks game you wouldnt die if you fucked up you could just keep on playing no matter what but the game would remind you every level what you did wrong in that first level and eventually youd be like "but that happened 20 levels ago, how many times do I have to press the Im sorry button," and no matter how many times you press the Im sorry button you never win.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/03/09 at 02:00:38
They already made a franchise strictly for the ladies. Sims.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/03/09 at 02:24:10
Sims ans Dance Revolution
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Vanilla Nikki on 04/03/09 at 03:12:49
The only people that like DDR in my area are Asians.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/03/09 at 03:33:20
Lots of chicks play MMOs.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/03/09 at 04:31:49
Lots of guys play as chicks in MMO's.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/03/09 at 14:31:45
LMAO @ Xizor.

Yea...the game is called "Marrage"
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/03/09 at 15:36:01
Second-Life
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 04/03/09 at 15:51:37
Finished Killzone 2's campaign a couple of days ago. Kind of underwhelmed with it. The game is extremely pretty and all, but the story wasn't terribly interesting (never played the first one), and most of the gameplay feels like Gears of War or Call of Duty got to it first. And Rico may be the single shittiest squadmate AI I've ever dealt with. I wanted to cry in that last big firefight about how useless he was, all doing nothing but yelling "RPG!" and getting killed every two minutes.

Also, I couldn't believe the electricity gun in the refinery level. "This is a super-powerful lightning-bolt-shooting gun? With infinite ammo? And I can just HAVE it?"

Anyway, the multiplayer seems pretty awesome. I'll be on that for awhile if anyone else is.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/03/09 at 17:07:33

X-Man wrote on 04/03/09 at 15:51:37:
Finished Killzone 2's campaign a couple of days ago. Kind of underwhelmed with it. The game is extremely pretty and all, but the story wasn't terribly interesting (never played the first one), and most of the gameplay feels like Gears of War or Call of Duty got to it first. And Rico may be the single shittiest squadmate AI I've ever dealt with. I wanted to cry in that last big firefight about how useless he was, all doing nothing but yelling "RPG!" and getting killed every two minutes.

Also, I couldn't believe the electricity gun in the refinery level. "This is a super-powerful lightning-bolt-shooting gun? With infinite ammo? And I can just HAVE it?"

Anyway, the multiplayer seems pretty awesome. I'll be on that for awhile if anyone else is.



Yea after beating the guy with the elctro gun and getting a trphy for killing him under 30 seconds and then i cleared the rest of the board in a matter of minutes with that gun.

also the guy who you play as, Sev, doesnt he look shorter than the rest of the people in the game, its like we are playing a midget. He just seems too short.

Anyways i hear Tea-Bagging in multiplayer is a big thing to do.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/03/09 at 17:11:27
Tea bagging seems to be the thing to do these days, even Gears and Warhawk people do it.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 04/03/09 at 18:08:47
Its funny when I played Resistence obsessively ...not once did I get teabagged. Which is surprising to me ...I know I pissed alot of people off with my occasional lagging issues. The player base has changed alot lately...I still pop on from time to time and I see mostly privates or subsequently low ranking players...and none of them seem to have any interest in teabagging either. ::shrugs::
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/03/09 at 20:58:49
I want to say the teabaggin craze started with Halo but I dont know if thats completely accurate, but it was HUGE for the longest time in that game. Some people still do it but I think its pretty much been done to death.

I think the only reason you should ever be able to hump or teabag someone is if you do something incredible to kill them. I hate when players kill you with something easy and stupid like a one shot rocket launcher and then hump you like it was amazing.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/03/09 at 21:18:33
BTW that was a fantastic TMA L4D game last night. By fantastic I mean the worst game ever.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/03/09 at 21:37:37
I need that special edition L4D to release, so I can join you fuckers.  If you haven't tried Gears after the patch, I suggest you do it.  It has a little more Gears 1  included, but it's still Gears 2.  It's like a compromise between the two.  Shotgun seems upgraded a bit.  One or two shotgun blasts from a few feet make red paint.  Shotgun splattering is MUCH more common like Gears 1 was.  Meleeing doesn't auto-stun the victim unless it's a damn near perfect punch.

If you barely connect, you don't get dazed and can continue moving, which makes the two piece harder to do.  Also, you cannot punch while running anymore, which also takes the two piece effectiveness and cuts it right in half.  It's honestly a shotgun fest again like I think Gears 1 was before.  An active reload splatters torsos.

There are still occasional lag switchers, the matchmaking system is still slow at times, and sometimes gives some off matchups, but the game plays a lot differently, and IMO, a lot BETTER than it did before, and I think a lot of Gears 1 players will like the changes.  Last thing I remember is if someone is running to you with the chainsaw, shooting them with the lancer or shotgun will stun them or make them walk really slow.  It's best if walking backwards and shooting them, but it does actually work 9 out of 10 times.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/03/09 at 22:23:59
All of you Wii owners out there, there is an Anti-remake of the original Silent Hill game.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/blogs/rumor-control/909119209/26834102/konami-prepping-silent-hill-remake-for-wii.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/03/09 at 23:03:05
Don't even talk about TMA L4D last night, ha. I was frustrated enough to leave. When my guy just floated over that fucking manhole that was it. I knew it was coming too.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/03/09 at 23:32:53
No one finished that game really. You left and I knew it was pretty much over at that point. Then Slayer joined but for some reason refused to plug in his mic, then shortly after Hellbent quit. We were like "Slayer if you can hear us melee" and then he started meleeing but didnt really help out much. Then the last round he just sat there so I told Magnum that I had had enough at that point and I just quit.

Weve got to get everyone up to speed on the intricacies or L4D Versus. No one seemed to want to listen to me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/04/09 at 00:53:51

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/03/09 at 21:37:37:
I need that special edition L4D to release, so I can join you fuckers.  If you haven't tried Gears after the patch, I suggest you do it.  It has a little more Gears 1  included, but it's still Gears 2.  It's like a compromise between the two.  Shotgun seems upgraded a bit.  One or two shotgun blasts from a few feet make red paint.  Shotgun splattering is MUCH more common like Gears 1 was.  Meleeing doesn't auto-stun the victim unless it's a damn near perfect punch.

If you barely connect, you don't get dazed and can continue moving, which makes the two piece harder to do.  Also, you cannot punch while running anymore, which also takes the two piece effectiveness and cuts it right in half.  It's honestly a shotgun fest again like I think Gears 1 was before.  An active reload splatters torsos.

There are still occasional lag switchers, the matchmaking system is still slow at times, and sometimes gives some off matchups, but the game plays a lot differently, and IMO, a lot BETTER than it did before, and I think a lot of Gears 1 players will like the changes.  Last thing I remember is if someone is running to you with the chainsaw, shooting them with the lancer or shotgun will stun them or make them walk really slow.  It's best if walking backwards and shooting them, but it does actually work 9 out of 10 times.


Woah, seriously? AWESOME! I didn't even know there was a new patch.

I now have a LOT more motivation to get the new maps.

WHO WANTS TO PLAY GEARS 2 OVER THE WEEKEND!?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/04/09 at 01:27:13
If I am around.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/04/09 at 02:39:12
I should be on tonight and tomorrow night, anyway.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/04/09 at 14:39:41
Fuck you and fuck Gears.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/04/09 at 21:19:52
If I would ever stop forgetting to replace my Gears 2 disc I wouldnt mind jumping in on some games to see what the new patch and maps are all about. Probably wouldnt be much help as I would probably suck and my goal is usually just to stay alive rather than actually killing people, but I guess thats important as well.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/04/09 at 23:36:51
Well, Gears isn't like Halo in the fact that people around you can actually HELP you.  Muhahaha.  So get in it and I'll try to help you.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/05/09 at 01:18:02
Wellllll it looks like the odds of me having a Gears weekend have dropped considerably. The 360 is locking up when trying to boot up again, and I just got the red ring again.

I might get lucky, but I think I'll probably be sending for a coffin and playing KZ2 over the weekend.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/05/09 at 01:39:52
I thought you had done that already. As soon as my 360 started having problems Id get it on the way to microsoft. Wouldnt want it messing up right in the middle of crucial online game of Gears, L4D, or Halo.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/05/09 at 02:02:08

XIZOR wrote on 04/05/09 at 01:39:52:
I thought you had done that already. As soon as my 360 started having problems Id get it on the way to microsoft. Wouldnt want it messing up right in the middle of crucial online game of Gears, L4D, or Halo.


During the first round of problems Xbox's support page wasn't working, and after that everything was working fine. I was hoping it'd last long enough to play some of the new Gears maps; I suspected the problem would come back and it did, so I sent off for a coffin.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/05/09 at 15:06:07
Boo. 360's fucking suck. Get a PS3. It has Home!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/05/09 at 15:35:32
Unfortunately, that damn chainsaw doesn't stop for me when I blast em. I still get cut down. Pisses me off. For me personally now. I've seen others do it to me, or seen it done. I dunno if it's my connection or what but I just can't stop it. I've been trying to figure out WTF it is I'm doing wrong cause it's just not fair. Even in the horde game last night it happened.

I'M BEING PREDJUDACED!!!

GG's last night for horde. Got to 50 and got Icy Dead People. Just remember Scold, you have to go through 1-29 to get it now. (any Snowblind map) At least it'll be way easier than to go from 29-50 like you did last night. That other achivement is level 1-10 on all 4 new maps.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/05/09 at 17:18:14
Yeah, I honestly love the new maps.  They are probably some of the best maps around.  I like Under Hill or whatever that map is, huge hill with mortar, and lots of places to hide inside at the very bottom.  The DLC is a bit overpriced (I think a lot of 360 DLC is), but overall it's worth it because the maps seem like they'll be a blast.

Yeah 1-29 shouldn't be a problem, I could probably set it to Casual and breeze through it with Ablaze whenever he gets the pack.  We got to level 40 by ourselves on Day One (easiest Horde map by far).  And I have beaten chainsawers with both the lancer fire and shotgun, as long as I am moving backwards while shooting though.  You CAN do it not moving backwards, but you need some space in between you and the attacker, which doesn't always happen.  It slows the person down maybe half speed or so.  It still doesn't work 100%, but I think it works a lot better than it did.

I also got a gold membership, finally.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/05/09 at 18:14:51
New horde achievements. Oooh oooh I want in on some horde. Any excuse to play horde is good in my book. Anyone willing to play with me if I swap my disc out this week?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/05/09 at 19:28:49
I'll play Gears anytime, it's probably the only game that will be spinning in the 360 for a good while, until I get L4D at least.  The new achievements are only if you buy the $10 DLC pack, which includes 4 winter themed maps.  They are definately good maps, but 2.50 a piece, so it's up to you in the long run.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/05/09 at 20:53:15
Again, price is nothing to me. Microsoft points are merely monopoly money to me. Ill buy the new fucking maps just because I can and then play them only once in horde for achievements cause thats how I fucking roll. I make it rain microsoft points bitches.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/05/09 at 21:00:18
Make it rain on them hoes.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/05/09 at 21:03:37
Your Father makes it rain MS Points, bitch.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/05/09 at 21:30:12
Yeah its going to suck when I get a PS3 and have to put MY credit card on there to buy shit. Paying for shit with my own money sucks. Needless to say I probably wont be buying much of anything on my PS3.

I think the only way Ive gotten away with buying microsoft points as long as I have (over a year now) is because they send the notification that points have been purchased to MY email address. Either that or my dad still doesnt care cause he got bank bitches.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/05/09 at 22:01:59

XIZOR wrote on 04/05/09 at 21:30:12:
Yeah its going to suck when I get a PS3 and have to put MY credit card on there to buy shit. Paying for shit with my own money sucks. Needless to say I probably wont be buying much of anything on my PS3.

I think the only way Ive gotten away with buying microsoft points as long as I have (over a year now) is because they send the notification that points have been purchased to MY email address. Either that or my dad still doesnt care cause he got bank bitches.


Why not use your dad's credit card for that too?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/05/09 at 23:06:26
Well because I dont live with him anymore. See, when I first made my Live account like 4 or 5 years ago I was still living with him and didnt have a credit card. What has happened is that he has continued to pay for my Live account throughout the years. Weve just never changed it or took it off his credit card. Its never come up and hes never said anything about not continuing to pay for it so Im just going to let it be. Not going to go messing up whats working great for me.

Problem is when I get a PS3 I cant just call him up and ask him to let me use his card. Affraid it would mess up the delicate balance of my current state of affairs and why would he anyways? Its no biggie. I dont download many arcade games on Live and I probably wont want many on the PS3. I mostly download movies and tv shows. Although I do download DLC but that shouldnt be a problem.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/05/09 at 23:31:51
Which is exactly why a feature to "gift" Microsoft Points would be so awesome.

Americans could help the poor Canadians.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by PureNRG on 04/06/09 at 01:18:00
I finally got to play Gears 2 and I suck.. I mean, I got some achievements and whatnot, but I kept getting killed in single-campaign in the second level, while riding around on those big-ass rigs. it was fun as hell, and I was all about jumping off to defend the rig, but I couldnt kill enough assholes to get my rig on the one-wat bridge..

and as far as RE5 goes, I've heard that the AI isnt too bad if you actually command her, rather than let her do her own thing.. and yea, the last 2 seem a lil too linear for my tastes. but I'll take the manual aiming over just R1+X from RE1-CV any day.. those older games were too easy to kill zombies, but the strategy was way better with the puzzles. I put in REmake a few days ago to give it a second run, and I love it.. just like how I'm in the middle of RE4 and lovin it too... it really is a toss-up
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 04/06/09 at 01:58:21
I"d be up for some Gears 2 when I get my 360 back (should be soon), because I haven't played it since the first patch and I'd like to see what they've done with it. However, there's no fucking way I'm dropping $20 on two map packs. Not when I could spend that on Lost and Damned, or the Fallout 3 expansions. Or PSN games.

We need to get some KZ2 going. I just unlocked Medic class, and it's unbelievable how much more intense the game gets once you start playing against people with class abilities.


Quote:
Boo. 360's fucking suck. Get a PS3. It has Home!


I tried Home for the second time the other day. Turns out it's still shitty!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/06/09 at 05:37:00

X-Man wrote on 04/06/09 at 01:58:21:
I"d be up for some Gears 2 when I get my 360 back (should be soon), because I haven't played it since the first patch and I'd like to see what they've done with it. However, there's no fucking way I'm dropping $20 on two map packs. Not when I could spend that on Lost and Damned, or the Fallout 3 expansions. Or PSN games.

We need to get some KZ2 going. I just unlocked Medic class, and it's unbelievable how much more intense the game gets once you start playing against people with class abilities.


Quote:
Boo. 360's fucking suck. Get a PS3. It has Home!


I tried Home for the second time the other day. Turns out it's still shitty!


I played a bunch of KZ2 yesterday and today, and it just gets better when you unlock more classes. Let me know when you're on and hopefully we can get some games going.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/06/09 at 05:37:29
Damn, my rental place only has 1 copy of fucking Killzone 2, but 2 copies of RE5 on PS3.  So I haven't even played it yet, but I haven't heard a bad thing about it.  For now, Gears shotgun and meat shields are my best friend.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/08/09 at 07:44:28
http://kotaku.com/5200778/first-bioshock-2-footage-major-killzone-2-announcement-on-next-gametrailers-tv

I'm not gonna watch the show in all probability (I didn't know such a show even existed), but I wanna know what the KZ2 announcement is (I'm loving KZ2 damnit), and I sure as shit wanna see Bioshock 2 in action.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/08/09 at 08:08:24
Definetly a show worth watching. Ive known about that show for quite a while although I usually miss it due to the time it airs because Im usually PLAYING games at that time but it is a decent show for the most part. They do land some good exclusives from time to time. That Geoff Keighly used to be on one of my favorite shows on G4 until that channel became anti-gaming for the most part. Hes at least way cooler than Adam Sessler.

Also, just reserved my copy of Red Faction today so I could get the early demo...and I have to say Im very unimpressed in every possible way. I was a huge fan of RF 1 on the PS2 back in the day so I was very excited that this would be the sleeper hit of 09. Even went out of my way to get in on the MP beta a while back, but this game just falls short in all aspects.

I was willing to overlook the fact that it probably wouldnt be amazingly mindblowing in all areas if this new "geo-mod" was going to blow me away but it just doesnt. How a PS2 game had a better "geo-mod" than a next gen version of the title I have no idea but the direction they chose to go with this game just doesnt work at all. Graphics are embarassing. I guess they were sacrificed to help make this new "geo-mod" work, but apparently that meant dumbing down just about everything else and it still doesnt do what the devs keep hyping it up saying it does/will do.

The destructablity of enviornments, or basically just man made structures in this case, are probably better than most any other game out there but that just isnt enough. Im all for someone pioneering this movement as I think its one of the next things, and final things, in gaming to recieve the ultra realism touch and overhaul to add that same aspect that ragdoll and realistic physics have added to games over the last few years, but if its going to come at the cost of everyting else thats important maybe hold off until the technology catches up with what you are trying to accomplish.

Anyways, Ill probably rent it. Seems a good rental but Id advise everyone else that had even the slightest bit of interest in this title to wait until the demo goes public in the next month or so to decide for yourselves, but take it from a long time fan of the series, this one isnt anything to write home about.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 12:42:13

RE5 Versus out


 Dishawasher, fun and didfficult game. Simple game too

Ninja Blade / Godfather 2 / Riddick game out
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 13:01:35
Some extra unimportant gaming news:

Shadow Of Colossus heading to the big screen
http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/04/07/sonys-shadow-of-the-colossus-headed-to-the-big-screen/

Sony trying to make money elsewhere, seems you can now have your own sackboy to play with lol -
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=212640


- A new Madworld is in the works (I dont think anyone cares here but idk)

DSi sells more than all consoles combined - http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10589/nintendo-dsi-outsells-all-other-hardware-combined/

- Assassins Creed 2 Announced

-  Konami announces Six Days in Fallujah  - http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10592/konami-announces-six-days-in-fallujah-game/



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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/08/09 at 13:14:38
After a few hours of both purchases...

Halo Wars is very fun. So far only done Coop on heroic, 5 or 6 missions in and having a blast so far. The mission specific achievements are usually pretty fun to try for. I love how the game plays so well for console RTS, not to mention feels like Halo. Ensemble did this series justice.

Ditto on Ninja Blade, I think I like it a lot more than NG. Its like playing an action movie, the finishing moves are hilariously unrealistic. Quick Time Events are interwoven with some regular attacks on enemies you are fighting, besides the whole cut-scene in between battles part. The graphics are pretty sweet and slick and overall Im happy with the purchase, but its probably a rental for most. But yeah, so pleasantly surprised by this game.

I'll give a detailed review of both once i play more.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 13:22:55

RoaDiE wrote on 04/08/09 at 13:14:38:
After a few hours of both purchases...

Halo Wars is very fun. So far only done Coop on heroic, 5 or 6 missions in and having a blast so far. The mission specific achievements are usually pretty fun to try for. I love how the game plays so well for console RTS, not to mention feels like Halo. Ensemble did this series justice.

Ditto on Ninja Blade, I think I like it a lot more than NG. Its like playing an action movie, the finishing moves are hilariously unrealistic. Quick Time Events are interwoven with some regular attacks on enemies you are fighting, besides the whole cut-scene in between battles part. The graphics are pretty sweet and slick and overall Im happy with the purchase, but its probably a rental for most. But yeah, so pleasantly surprised by this game.

I'll give a detailed review of both once i play more.


I have no interest in Halo Wars but I plan on recieving Ninja Blade today and cant wait.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/08/09 at 14:35:20
Gifting some arcade games now possible... as well as buying arcade games and points off amazon.com with real money as opposed to microsoft points. They email you the codes of shit u buy.


http://kotaku.com/5203480/amazon-starts-selling-xbox-360-digital-games-online

and list looks like maybe all arcade games, 12month subs, 1600 point cards.

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1239197662/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rs=979417011&bbn=979417011&rh=n%3A468642%2Cn%3A!44263011%2Cn%3A979417011&page=1

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/08/09 at 15:11:36
"You CAN do it not moving backwards, but you need some space in between you and the attacker, which doesn't always happen.  It slows the person down maybe half speed or so.  It still doesn't work 100%, but I think it works a lot better than it did."

Well....I'll be damned. I was still so used to the Gears 1 stop when shot. I've been doing that recently, and my chainsaw deaths have been cut in half. (LOL @ pun) Shut it....

NRG. If you have Gears 2, WTF is your gamer tag in XBL? If you wanna get with the croud, you got to give up the name!

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 15:24:22

RoaDiE wrote on 04/08/09 at 14:35:20:
Gifting some arcade games now possible... as well as buying arcade games and points off amazon.com with real money as opposed to microsoft points. They email you the codes of shit u buy.


http://kotaku.com/5203480/amazon-starts-selling-xbox-360-digital-games-online

and list looks like maybe all arcade games, 12month subs, 1600 point cards.

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1239197662/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&rs=979417011&bbn=979417011&rh=n%3A468642%2Cn%3A!44263011%2Cn%3A979417011&page=1



Looks good. thanks Roadie


MAG, check my site for his name

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/08/09 at 17:01:45
Shadow of the Colossus was one of my favourite PS2 games but a movie? How is this going to work.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 17:09:44

SynthR wrote on 04/08/09 at 17:01:45:
Shadow of the Colossus was one of my favourite PS2 games but a movie? How is this going to work.



Thats one game I have yet even seen yet. Would it still be considered wirth a 5 dollar purchase? I saw a copy at gamestop for 5 dollars.
Also anyone ever play KZ and Fatal Frame 3 of ps2? any good?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/08/09 at 17:38:19
I think I would still pay $30 for that game. If they remade that game or put out a sequel of the same caliber on a next gen console, holy shit. It would definitely be game of the year worthy.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/08/09 at 17:39:47

SynthR wrote on 04/08/09 at 17:38:19:
I think I would still pay $30 for that game. If they remade that game or put out a sequel of the same caliber on a next gen console, holy shit. It would definitely be game of the year worthy.



Ill pick it up when i pick up ninja blade today then. ill prolly pick up the first kz too sincei already played most of the second one.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 04/08/09 at 19:07:29
I tried to play the Ninja Blade demo. I got to this quicktime event where an icon of the left stick with a down arrow appeared, and apparently I have no idea what that means. I tapped the left stick down: nothing, dead. I held the left stick down: nothing, dead again. I pressed in on the left stick: nothing, dead three more times.

Fuck quicktime events and fuck Ninja Blade.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/08/09 at 20:14:24
Shadow on the Colossus is one of the best PS2 games around. I heard they are making a sequel for the PS3. If it came out today Id go out and buy a PS3 right then and there to play it.

As for Ninja Blade is it less bitchy than NG2 because I refuse to play NG2 due to how all my friends talk about how annoying that game is so I was hoping NB would be a good alternative but all the reviews I keep seeing arent that great. You two, P7 and Roadie, seem to be the only people on earth who care about this game and actually like it.

Couple other things. I know this wont matter but Ill throw it out there again. Finally actually bought BF: Bad Company yesterday so Ill be playing that some if anyone here is interested. Probably not. You guys are missing out on an awesome MP.

Also, me and my friends have joined this site called GameBattles to compete in online matches and eventually tournies for L4D. We have four players now technically but one guy cant be relied on to always be available to play and things can always come up where one or more cant play so we need at least one or two other alternates on the team if anyone is interested. Theres a good chance you will be the regular fourth player. Im looking at you SynthR and Roadie.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/08/09 at 21:35:13
Xizor - If you need someone more reliable I'd be happy to be in your reserve. Just let me know in advance. I'm sure Roadie wouldn't mind helping either.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/08/09 at 22:50:53

X-Man wrote on 04/08/09 at 19:07:29:
I tried to play the Ninja Blade demo. I got to this quicktime event where an icon of the left stick with a down arrow appeared, and apparently I have no idea what that means. I tapped the left stick down: nothing, dead. I held the left stick down: nothing, dead again. I pressed in on the left stick: nothing, dead three more times.

Fuck quicktime events and fuck Ninja Blade.


lol... really? noob


And xizor just rent the game man, it is easily worthy of that and doesn't have even close the frustration level of ninja gaiden combat, not by a long shot.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Hellbent on 04/09/09 at 00:11:35
The multiplayer in Riddick is very fun. You should try it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/09/09 at 01:33:05
LOL wow this is why game movies suck -

Shadow Of Colossus Movie is being made by the same guy who made the new SF Legend of chun li movie

Its already fucked.


Dead Space sequel coming, and Dead space extraction for the Wii is in FPS, looks interesting

Anyone seen the animated movie? Any good?

BTW enjoying NB
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/09/09 at 02:09:55
If anyone hasn't read IGN today, there's rumors Perfect Dark is coming to XBLA. If it has online multiplayer support I will definitely buy it otherwise it's a waste of time.

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/970/970984p1.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/09/09 at 02:32:15
I would love Team Ico's next game to be a Shadow sequel but I'm guessing it'll be an original IP. I don't really mind that either, but Shadow was a PS2 classic and I would be so fucking happy if they made a sequel. The fact that a movie is in the works gives me hope that there is interest in the franchise though, even though the movie is sure to suck balls.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/09/09 at 04:49:27
Yeah, I think Team ICO is working on a separate IP myself, but I would definitely like to see a Shadow remake.  Lots of good news announced here though.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/09/09 at 05:45:59
Double Post.

Yaay, look what I won.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=300304986140
and
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120400628776

So I went from owning 0 controllers to 4 overnight.  I didn't think I would win both auctions, so now I'm stuck with 4.  I'll probably end up re-selling 1 or 2 controllers and a plug and play.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/09/09 at 05:55:12
I need a new wireless controller so fucking bad. Mine is at its end. I never thought Id actually wear out a fucking controller but Ive just about done it. It still works for the most part but just not as well as a new one and now the LB button isnt as responsive as it should be. Not to mention my left stick is just about as fucked as it can possibly be. It sticks and pulls in all kinds of directions all the time.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/09/09 at 12:46:17
Im suprised how the wireless controllers batteries dont die as fast as I expect them to. I played NB on a 1 bar charge left on the batteries and i played at least 2 hours and still no auto turn off because the battery died. PS3 on the other hand I have to keep one connected while I play the other one.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/09/09 at 12:49:37
Nice buy there scold.

And yeah Xizor I need some new controllers. Mine are so worn to shit, three of them have a button sticky. LB is the worst.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/09/09 at 14:11:10

RoaDiE wrote on 04/09/09 at 12:49:37:
Nice buy there scold.

And yeah Xizor I need some new controllers. Mine are so worn to shit, three of them have a button sticky. LB is the worst.



Hahaha I dont know why RoaDIE statement reminded me of this, but anyone remember that SOCOM commercial where the players character is hopping around in game and all his friends are yelling at him to come back and hes doing something stupid like looking outside the window instead of paying attention. Maybe because the sticky button thing roadie said made me think of a sticky rb button in a fighting game or something lol
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/10/09 at 01:17:53
http://g4tv.com/xplay/videos/37574/Gamertag-Street-Fighter-IV.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/10/09 at 02:13:51
Hah, that SFIV video is good stuff.

BTW, if you want easy achievements, rent Legends of Wrestlemania, the new WWE game.  It's not like Smackdown Vs Raw at all, completely arcadish, and easy as hell.  My cousin rented it for PS3 and I got a platinum trophy in about 6 hours total.  No bullshit.  Easiest game I've seen in a long time.  It doesn't make up for the bullshit I had to go through to get ANY achievements/trophies in SFIV, but it's a start.

If you can stand wrestling, or were ever a fan of WWE in the 90s, you should rent it at least, the whole premise of the game is reliving history, or changing history, with classic matchups I grew up watching.  I know a lot of you dont like wrestling, but I had to put it out there.

EDIT - PS, I was looking at Amazon for the XBox Live things you can get there, and came across some cool shit.

Theron Guard and Torque Bow figure...


Mousepads, I want the second one...




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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/10/09 at 02:47:23
I played that TNA Impact wrasslin game a while back and those achievements were pretty easy. I just couldnt stomach actually playing through the entire story mode for all of them. Good find though on the Legends. I always appreciate easy chevee recommendations.

As for those Gears action figures they are pretty bad ass. My friends has a few of them. Im not really into collecting action figures anymore but if I was I would probably have a few of those.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/10/09 at 02:52:10
A store by me has every imaginable figure line around. Halo, Gears, Ninja Gaiden, WoW, movie shit, whatever. If it's out they've got something. But is $20 a figure really worth it?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/10/09 at 06:04:59
I just watched that GameTrailers TV show Nightshade was talking about and it was failry good. The Killzone announcement was basically that there would be two seperate DLC map packs coming soon with the first one supposedly this month. The first one has two levels, one which is set on a moving train which is supposedly from the game, if it was I must have missed that part.

The first look at in-game footage for Bioshock 2 was amazing even though it was somewhat short. I forgot how beautiful that game really is and the combat, from what little was shown, looks to be even more fun than the first.

One of the funniest and best parts of the show was Geoff pretty much busting Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendos balls about how there isnt any games on the Wii for the hardcore audience. I was like way to go dude. Reggie of course, as always, couldnt and didnt give a reasonible and straight-forward answer.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/10/09 at 06:09:34

XIZOR wrote on 04/10/09 at 06:04:59:
I just watched that GameTrailers TV show Nightshade was talking about and it was failry good. The Killzone announcement was basically that there would be two seperate DLC map packs coming soon with the first one supposedly this month. The first one has two levels, one which is set on a moving train which is supposedly from the game, if it was I must have missed that part.

The first look at in-game footage for Bioshock 2 was amazing even though it was somewhat short. I forgot how beautiful that game really is and the combat, from what little was shown, looks to be even more fun than the first.

One of the funniest and best parts of the show was Geoff pretty much busting Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendos balls about how there isnt any games on the Wii for the hardcore audience. I was like way to go dude. Reggie of course, as always, couldnt and didnt give a reasonible and straight-forward answer.


Nice. KZ has really good level design and one of the few shortcomings of the game was a lack of maps (there's like 8 but they're all sweet). I'm sure the Bioshock footage will be on the net soon, can't wait to watch it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/10/09 at 06:41:23

SynthR wrote on 04/10/09 at 02:52:10:
A store by me has every imaginable figure line around. Halo, Gears, Ninja Gaiden, WoW, movie shit, whatever. If it's out they've got something. But is $20 a figure really worth it?



yep it is, to decorate with :)

I will be getting some for gears, halo, and probably resident evil.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/10/09 at 14:45:17
That Theron Gaurd looks cool as hell. I'd pick up a few figurines for certain charactors, and if they were the right price.


RE5 too if available. I'll have to keep an eye out.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/10/09 at 17:46:34

Magnum wrote on 04/10/09 at 14:45:17:
That Theron Gaurd looks cool as hell. I'd pick up a few figurines for certain charactors, and if they were the right price.


RE5 too if available. I'll have to keep an eye out.



I guess i would have to get them online cuz i never see them in the stores. Ill have to wait because I just  bought the nerdcore calendars.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/10/09 at 20:18:30
Amazon is selling several Gears figures, but they are all 35 a piece.

Sounds like a road trip to SynthR's town!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/10/09 at 20:24:26
Really? I see them everywhere around where I live, even in Blockbuster of all places, for like 15 or 20 bucks.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/10/09 at 20:47:16
I haven't been to Blockbuster in like 6 years when they said I didn't bring back something that I really did, and tried to charge me for a new copy.  If my Blockbuster had that No Late Fee thing I probably would have changed my mind by now, but nope...

So fuck Blockbuster.  Seriously, I'm running out of options on game rentals, I shouldn't pay 6 dollars every 6 days, I need to get a GameFly account or something.  I should probably go to the mall here and check out Legends the comic store.  They have all kinds of toys and stuff.  If they don't carry Gears, I'll check EBGames and Babbages too.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/10/09 at 21:03:58

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/10/09 at 20:47:16:
I haven't been to Blockbuster in like 6 years when they said I didn't bring back something that I really did, and tried to charge me for a new copy.  If my Blockbuster had that No Late Fee thing I probably would have changed my mind by now, but nope...

So fuck Blockbuster.  Seriously, I'm running out of options on game rentals, I shouldn't pay 6 dollars every 6 days, I need to get a GameFly account or something.  I should probably go to the mall here and check out Legends the comic store.  They have all kinds of toys and stuff.  If they don't carry Gears, I'll check EBGames and Babbages too.


I am not going to go into it but i hate blockbuster too

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/10/09 at 22:06:45
If you want me to pick you something up and ship it let me know. I'll have to check the prices though. $20 is usually the average.

I've never seen any of our B-Blocks carry figures, just fucking $8 ice cream. Fancy!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/11/09 at 04:39:09
Just replaced my Gears 2 finally and Im downloading the new map pack as we speak. Just a FYI if anyone wants to play some horde or whatever this weekend.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/11/09 at 13:55:49
I can't believe you bought it again. It won't be long before you start hating on it, ha.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/11/09 at 17:00:52
"Just replaced my Gears 2 finally and Im downloading the new map pack as we speak. Just a FYI if anyone wants to play some horde or whatever this weekend." Xizor

"I can't believe you bought it again. It won't be long before you start hating on it, ha." Synthr

Me neither. Now look at him. Crawling back just to get achivements, you whore.  ;D I kinda figured he'd do that. Roadie spanking you again?

When your on and want to play some whore....I'll be willing to help you out. I'll make sure that when you get downed, I'll hump you a few times before picking you up.  :D

You must also say your sorry for all the Gears 2 bashing since you decided to come back also. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/11/09 at 19:41:47
Believe me, Im not "back" or anything. I didnt buy another copy of Gears 2 I just rented one from Blockbuster, using my free rental I might add, and Im just going to return my old fucked up disc and keep theirs. Why you people think I would actually BUY another copy is hilarious. I will play some games since I went to all this trouble I guess, but I really just want to play horde. Waves 1-10 on all the new maps and then 1-50 on one of them. In the words of Carmine I think it is, "Lets DO this!"
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/11/09 at 23:36:40
Actually about 2 hours after posting I realized that you mentioned you were gonna do the switch and figured editing my post would be pointless. But you did the right thing, Xizor. Stealing from big business that is.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/12/09 at 15:24:29
Good shit last night. You got the harder one out of the way Xizor. Now all you need is 3 maps 1-10.

To bad you won't be sticking around after the Horde achivements. You actually might like it.  

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/12/09 at 20:51:28
Honestly I would like to play some more Gears just dont consider me a regular. I do love playing horde but most people dont ever care to play it when there arent achievements involved. I would play a ton more if that were the case.

As for me I mostly dont play Gears just because for some reason I just never get any better at it. The fact that I cant perform well like I do in most every other game I play really discourages me from playing it. When Gears 1 came out I was all about it for a while and thought it would be my new Halo, or at least a game I would play regularly, but I dont know why, maybe because I didnt play for so long, but when I came back to it with 2 I just dont feel it anymore. That and the fact that the MP in 2 has been sketchy since day one to say the least is why I dont play more.

The thing is all my close RL friends feel the same way so I know its not just me. But anyways, I do have the game again now and Im not opposed to playing it ever especially a good TMA game just dont expect much out of me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/13/09 at 03:34:17
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I think Ive finally maxed out my dads credit card, either that or hes finally on to me because I am unable to buy any more microsoft points. Now Im going to have to pay for shit like a normal person. Looks like them Gears maps are all she wrote for quite a while. I should have known this day would come.

:::curls up in fetal position and cries like a bitch:::

On a different note I recently recieved the new GameInformer and read the article about that upcoming MAG game for the PS3, which shouldve been the cover story and not goddamn Assassins Creed 2, and that shit sounds fucking bad ass. A 256 player FPS game. Pwning that many noobs at once shall be quite a challenge even for me. I remember hearing about it at E3 last year but I didnt give it much though but after reading that article if they can pull off everything they say they can and the gameplay is actually good on top of that then MAG should be more than enough reason to buy a PS3. If you havent read the article then I highly suggest finding it somewhere online.




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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/13/09 at 14:33:27
It'd be even more fucked up he comes to you with the card bill.

"Hey boy. You realize how long this been going on? Free ride OVA!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/13/09 at 20:06:09

XIZOR wrote on 04/13/09 at 03:34:17:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I think Ive finally maxed out my dads credit card, either that or hes finally on to me because I am unable to buy any more microsoft points. Now Im going to have to pay for shit like a normal person. Looks like them Gears maps are all she wrote for quite a while. I should have known this day would come.

:::curls up in fetal position and cries like a bitch:::

On a different note I recently recieved the new GameInformer and read the article about that upcoming MAG game for the PS3, which shouldve been the cover story and not goddamn Assassins Creed 2, and that shit sounds fucking bad ass. A 256 player FPS game. Pwning that many noobs at once shall be quite a challenge even for me. I remember hearing about it at E3 last year but I didnt give it much though but after reading that article if they can pull off everything they say they can and the gameplay is actually good on top of that then MAG should be more than enough reason to buy a PS3. If you havent read the article then I highly suggest finding it somewhere online.



MAG (Massive Action Game I believe) looks very good and this would push console multiplayer off the charts of it could successfully pull this off. I mean what game out there besides MMOS have that big of an online playerbase? Too bad its only for the PS3
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/14/09 at 00:59:51

wrote on 04/13/09 at 20:06:09:

XIZOR wrote on 04/13/09 at 03:34:17:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I think Ive finally maxed out my dads credit card, either that or hes finally on to me because I am unable to buy any more microsoft points. Now Im going to have to pay for shit like a normal person. Looks like them Gears maps are all she wrote for quite a while. I should have known this day would come.

:::curls up in fetal position and cries like a bitch:::

On a different note I recently recieved the new GameInformer and read the article about that upcoming MAG game for the PS3, which shouldve been the cover story and not goddamn Assassins Creed 2, and that shit sounds fucking bad ass. A 256 player FPS game. Pwning that many noobs at once shall be quite a challenge even for me. I remember hearing about it at E3 last year but I didnt give it much though but after reading that article if they can pull off everything they say they can and the gameplay is actually good on top of that then MAG should be more than enough reason to buy a PS3. If you havent read the article then I highly suggest finding it somewhere online.



MAG (Massive Action Game I believe) looks very good and this would push console multiplayer off the charts of it could successfully pull this off. I mean what game out there besides MMOS have that big of an online playerbase? Too bad its only for the PS3


The closest that I've ever seen was Resistance 2 with 64 players. That was awesome, but 256 might just be super-awesome.

I will say though that I never really got into the SOCOM games for whatever reason, so I'm not sure if this'll be my cup of tea. We shall see.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/14/09 at 01:53:32
Well there was Joint Ops for the PC a few years ago that had 150 players servers but once you got close to filling up a game it didnt run quite as smooth as was hoped, the game however was still awesome even with around 100 players and still one of the coolest FPS games on the PC, or anywhere really, to date in my opinion. Most people never really even paid it much attention.

Like you Night the fact that the game is being made by Zipper, those responsible for the SOCOM games, is the most worrisome part about it. I loved SOCOM when it first came out but it was eclipsed by many other games later on and didnt do much to adapt to an ever changing industry even with the PS3 version, which wasnt made by Zipper I believe. Looking at the screenshots and the picture that was painted in my mind by reading that GI article however makes me very excited about it. Im to lazy to disect the article here but on paper it sounds impressive to say the least. Of course all games wont be full 256 player games. Actually topping that off in every server probably wont happen and there are gametypes with a smaller player cap.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/14/09 at 15:41:05
Sony trademarks "StarHawk" name - possible Warhawk sequel?

http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10646/sony-tradmarks-starhawk-name/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/14/09 at 16:39:39
I called my game store and they are holding their only copy of Killzone 2 for me.  So I will have it tonight and all this week...so hopefully I can get in some games with NightShade, P7, DSB, or X-Man....hell, anyone that's up to train the newbie in KZ2, let me know.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/14/09 at 17:05:06

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/14/09 at 16:39:39:
I called my game store and they are holding their only copy of Killzone 2 for me.  So I will have it tonight and all this week...so hopefully I can get in some games with NightShade, P7, DSB, or X-Man....hell, anyone that's up to train the newbie in KZ2, let me know.



You will not ne dissappointed. The Helghast are more aggressive imo than the locusts.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/14/09 at 18:19:56
95 hours in, and I finally got my Fallout 3 platinum.  I know, I know, I could have done it faster, but I thoroughly enjoyed it all of the way through.  If I had to vote, Fallout 3 would get my vote for GoTY, over MGS4 and GTA4.  I have easily played it more than both of those games, and I completed GTA4 twice!

Next platinum is going to be GTA probably.  Starting Killzone 2 right now though, first I'll let it download the patches so I don't get used to something that gets patched out.  I'll probably check out the online multiplayer sometime tonight.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/14/09 at 21:54:12
I still don't get why GTA4 won GOTY. Well I do but seriously....
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/15/09 at 05:50:47

wrote on 04/14/09 at 17:05:06:

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/14/09 at 16:39:39:
I called my game store and they are holding their only copy of Killzone 2 for me.  So I will have it tonight and all this week...so hopefully I can get in some games with NightShade, P7, DSB, or X-Man....hell, anyone that's up to train the newbie in KZ2, let me know.



You will not ne dissappointed. The Helghast are more aggressive imo than the locusts.


Seriously, are you gonna play online ever? Me and X-Man are setting something up for Friday, you in? Same for you SCoLD, or whoever else.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/15/09 at 12:43:57

NightShade wrote on 04/15/09 at 05:50:47:

wrote on 04/14/09 at 17:05:06:

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/14/09 at 16:39:39:
I called my game store and they are holding their only copy of Killzone 2 for me.  So I will have it tonight and all this week...so hopefully I can get in some games with NightShade, P7, DSB, or X-Man....hell, anyone that's up to train the newbie in KZ2, let me know.



You will not ne dissappointed. The Helghast are more aggressive imo than the locusts.


Seriously, are you gonna play online ever? Me and X-Man are setting something up for Friday, you in? Same for you SCoLD, or whoever else.



Im in. What time? Tell me in EST cuz i am a dumbass. You guyz are gonna do the inviting because IDK WTF im doing.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/16/09 at 01:20:45

wrote on 04/15/09 at 12:43:57:

NightShade wrote on 04/15/09 at 05:50:47:

wrote on 04/14/09 at 17:05:06:

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/14/09 at 16:39:39:
I called my game store and they are holding their only copy of Killzone 2 for me.  So I will have it tonight and all this week...so hopefully I can get in some games with NightShade, P7, DSB, or X-Man....hell, anyone that's up to train the newbie in KZ2, let me know.



You will not ne dissappointed. The Helghast are more aggressive imo than the locusts.


Seriously, are you gonna play online ever? Me and X-Man are setting something up for Friday, you in? Same for you SCoLD, or whoever else.



Im in. What time? Tell me in EST cuz i am a dumbass. You guyz are gonna do the inviting because IDK WTF im doing.


9 Central. I think that'd be 10 Eastern.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/16/09 at 02:22:25
Ill be there. Just be online and ready to invite me
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/16/09 at 02:37:27
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/973/973360p1.html

Looks like GOW has a CE and remastering the first 2 games as well!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/16/09 at 02:47:53
well that was a survey question, not to mention one would hope the pricetag wouldn't be more than 10 bucks off regular edition. Otherwise I doubt anyone would buy it for 100 dollars.
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Title: New games
Post by Hellbent on 04/16/09 at 02:58:06
I highly suggest "Next War: Tower Defense Evolved". A pretty deep TD game using the Geometry Wars graphics style. Try the demo on XBL. Under the Community Games section. It only costs 200msp.

"Aria" A Geomerty Wars knock off with a twist. It uses your own music to attack you. Load up a CD or custom playlist and kick some ass. Another inexpensive community game. 200msp.

"ZP2K9". Another 200msp community game. This one plays like Unreal Tournament or Quake 3 in 2D. Supports 10 players online. As well as featuring modes like Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and King of The Hill. Only 1 huge level however. But there are a ton of weapons and powerups to keep things interesting. As well as some good Bots.

"Dishwasher Dead Samuai". Kick ass beatem up. Try the demo. It's in the same league as God of War and Ninja Gaiden Black, gameplay wise. Unlockable and upgradable weapons. Online Coop. Interesting storyline. 800msp.

"Crystal Defenders". A tower defense game by Square. Your towers are classes from Final Fantasy Tatics A2. The enemies are all classic Final Fantasy monsters. You construct and level up your characters to fight the ever increasing threat. You also get 2 unique summons per level, but they cost some life. They obviously put alot of thought into the game. Many different strategies to use. But the game is by no means easy.

If you like stealth and FPS games like Condemned. You should try the new "Chronicals of Riddick" game. It comes with a remastered version of Escape From Butcher Bay. As well as damn fun Multiplayer mode. I suggest renting it first. While a great game it isn't for everybody. It's pretty heavy on stealth. But it's all done in a fun matter.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by PureNRG on 04/16/09 at 04:52:40
sorry about gettin back so late on this, Mag.. the place I play the 360 at, he doesn't have Live yet 'cause he just had a baby and doesnt have time to play the console, let alone get online. once he gets settled tho, then he'll get it.. and hopefully, I'll have moved in there :)  BTW, his tag is Roots Z24 just in case I can ever get on it..

trust me, this will be the first place I post my tag when I get a 360 and XBL
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/16/09 at 20:08:05
Sorry Hellbent for not responding to your invites all week, which Im guessing were for Halo, but Ive been playing L4D and BF: Bad Company all week and having a great time. Played Bad Company for like 12 hours yesterday. That game owns!

However I would like to play some Halo soon now that everyone should have the new map pack. Also we should get those 4 player co-op games of the Halo campaign going. I wouldnt mind playing through it again and I know we talked about that a while ago.
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Title: Further Halo Wars+Ninja Blade impression/review
Post by RoaDiE on 04/17/09 at 10:45:42
Halo Wars, played it for a good 20 hours or so now. Beaten the campaign a few times, and am now just sinking my teeth into the online crowd.

At first I was a touch skeptical to see how Halo would fair from a different development studio and in a different genre altogether, but this game does extreme justice to the halo franchise. I think Ensemble studios made a marvelous last game and I hope Robot (their successor) will make a sequel.

At first glance there may not seem to be as much depth as any other RTS game, but there really is a lot to it. Sure you may only get to build bases at pre-set locations, but the amount of upgrades, units, and army combination easily make it deep enough to lure in RTS diehards. It isnt truely until you get to play the online where you notice strategies and tactics, whereas the campaign is mostly just mission specific objectives in mind.

So yeah time here goes:

STUFF I LIKED

- Coop Campaign. Wouldn't be Halo without it, a whole lotta fun.
- Graphics
- Halo-feel... Warthogs are bouncy + ram things, grunts make same noises, spartans hijacks. Collectable skulls too :)
- Online 3v3/2v2 (battles last from 10-60min usually)
- Controls work! Very fluid and easy to learn controls, I never feel overworked playing the game wanting a mouse and kb.
- Achievements. Very fun and some are challenging to do. I like how every mission has a special 5G objective and a skull and collectable. Microsoft knows how to make them fun.

STUFF THAT COULD BE BETTER
- NO Covenant Campaign... :( Not even a mini-campaign or a few missions to show their side of the war.
- Couple balance issues on heroes for rushing, Prophet of Regret owns... (this is getting patched tho thank god)
- Not enough 3v3 maps. There are only 3 off the disc, although they all pwn thats still not enough... hopefully Robot will make some more for us.

So to say the least, this has been my happiest purchase since L4D/Gears2. I can't believe I almost didn't buy it, I love playing it with my friends and its so effin good and it sets the bar for console RTS really high. I have like 4 IRL friends with the game so I can see how other people may not have as much fun, but me and my friends use strategy and work together and usually win :)

9.5/10

Annnnnddd Ninja Blade.

This game is really a hybrid mix of a whole slew of games... Heavenly Sword, God of War, Ninja Gaiden, and a few others.

Pretty simple to wonder whether or not its worth your time... Ask yourself the question: Do you care if it has quick timed events? Because this game incorporates them in such a way that its like an action movie. Combat segements followed by cut scenes followed by action combat followed by cut scenes... rinse repeat.

This game imo is better than Ninja Gaiden 2 simply because its not so bloody cheap and difficult to kill some things. Plus its funny as hell with some of the finishing moves.

STUFF I LIKED

- Finishing moves on bosses. Some scenes are just hilarious hollywood impossible stunts.
- Graphics. All real-time and looks good to me.
- Customisation. You can customise your look in a shit ton of ways, colours galore too, and it all appears in cut scenes.
- Simple gameplay, easy to kill and not too hard or punishing like some other ninja games

STUFF I THOUGHT COULD BE BETTER

- Short Game. Only 9 missions, ran me a total of 8-9 hours. Not TOO bad I suppose, but could be longer.
- Maybe more weapons or powers
- Story was a tad lacklustre at times. But otherwise mediocre.

8.5/10

Is it worth a buy? Maybe, maybe not; but it is definitely worth a rental and a try if you like ninjas and cinematic over-the-top goodness. Im happy with my purchase and hope that they eventually make a sequel and expand on the original.

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Post by Pse7en on 04/17/09 at 13:13:41

RoaDiE wrote on 04/17/09 at 10:45:42:
Annnnnddd Ninja Blade.

This game is really a hybrid mix of a whole slew of games... Heavenly Sword, God of War, Ninja Gaiden, and a few others.

Pretty simple to wonder whether or not its worth your time... Ask yourself the question: Do you care if it has quick timed events? Because this game incorporates them in such a way that its like an action movie. Combat segements followed by cut scenes followed by action combat followed by cut scenes... rinse repeat.

This game imo is better than Ninja Gaiden 2 simply because its not so bloody cheap and difficult to kill some things. Plus its funny as hell with some of the finishing moves.

STUFF I LIKED

- Finishing moves on bosses. Some scenes are just hilarious hollywood impossible stunts.
- Graphics. All real-time and looks good to me.
- Customisation. You can customise your look in a shit ton of ways, colours galore too, and it all appears in cut scenes.
- Simple gameplay, easy to kill and not too hard or punishing like some other ninja games

STUFF I THOUGHT COULD BE BETTER

- Short Game. Only 9 missions, ran me a total of 8-9 hours. Not TOO bad I suppose, but could be longer.
- Maybe more weapons or powers
- Story was a tad lacklustre at times. But otherwise mediocre.

8.5/10

Is it worth a buy? Maybe, maybe not; but it is definitely worth a rental and a try if you like ninjas and cinematic over-the-top goodness. Im happy with my purchase and hope that they eventually make a sequel and expand on the original.



I have to agree with RoaDIE on Ninja Blade. I can honestly say that when i played the demo, i was a little skeptical about the quick-timed attack sequences because the game does touch on this quite HEAVILY, but you know what, playing the game through, its pretty awesome how those quick time events are synched in with the cinematcs too, so it gives you interaction with the story somewhat. It also leaves you NEEDING to stay focused and Pay attention, you cant NOT pay attention in this game. Because it can happen at any time. If you need to walk away, take a dump, get a bj from ur gf while you play, pause the damn game. Also, what i like is if you fail or miss a timed button attack, it rewinds it back to the beginning of that particular quick timed sequence attack so you get multiple chances to do it over instead of "dying" and doing the whole thing over and over. Boss battles were fun to beat. Some of them require some thinking before hand to know how to beat them. Some were exciting, some were just big bosses. The story was lacking a little bit. But I really didnt expect much from a story like this. I wanted more weapons, and real upgrades to the ninjitsu spells, not some lame upgrades you barely noticed. The weapons were fun to use, but lacked variety and you really only used 2 weapons the entire game. 1 out of loving the weapon while the second weapon is a must use at certain points of the game. Also, some of the "moves" and abilities of your player in the timed attacks and cinematics are far from realistic. So dont even try and play this game expecting to feel like a REAL LIFE ninja. I mean he was playing superman/ SUPER spiderman in certain parts of the game totally unrealistic like jumpping out of a plane from above the clouds and safely landing on a building top, thousands of feet high, yeaaa suuurrrreee.

Is it better than Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2? Well they both have their strengths and weaknesses. If you dont play either game, then you would easily assume they are similar. But when you play through both, they both are completely different games. Only similarities are the style/look of the protagonists, and the level of difficulty/frustration at certain points. I mean its a ninja game so there are going to be some obvious similarities as well.

One thing I think sucked ballz are the extra costumes. I mean cmon, a clown outfit for mah ninja? I do like the custom options though.


For 99% of RoaDIE's review, I agree.  Simply put, unless you absolutely hate ninja games in general, or hate quick-timed attacks (because thats pretty much most of the game) you should give this game at least a rental.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/17/09 at 15:48:18
I'm glad you've found two games you can enjoy including Halo Wars. From the time I spent with Halo Wars it's an extremely solid console RTS and worth a RTS fans time. Personally the game is a little lite for me. I'm used to playing RTS games that are more involved which isn't everyone's cup of tea. Halo Wars feels like what Command and Conquer should have evolved into instead of unit spam, rush and attack. I'll probably pick up Halo Wars when it's fairly cheap. Right now Warhammer DoW 2 has my fully attention.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/17/09 at 20:18:02
We should be playing L4D tonight if anyone is interested. Roadie if you are up to still get stomped we will be glad to assist.
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Post by SynthR on 04/17/09 at 20:57:27
If my girlfriend goes to bed early tonight (she has a shift change so she might stay up real late) I'll hop in. Don't hold me to it though. I'm also out of bricks.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/17/09 at 22:16:07
Doing KZ2 tonite with Xman, Nightshade, and maybe Scold tonite.

Maybe another time
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/17/09 at 23:34:23
Not sure about Killzone.  I went to the store about 3 hours later and they didn't have it at all, after they told me they would hold on to it.  They put me top spot on the waiting list (which had 2 other people on it), but I haven't gotten called.  Maybe I'll go and check to see if it's there by chance, but it's not looking good.

I wasn't totally impressed with Halo Wars at all, and I recommend you rent it unless you are a Halo diehard, or a RTS diehard.  I will say they did the controls very well, but there are many other things IMO that could have been improved.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Serpentine on 04/18/09 at 00:23:35
Playing KZ2 tonight, my PSN id is Vengeance33. I might will play some  GoW2 but I probably will stay on KZ2 the whole night. I gotta get L4D soon though.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/18/09 at 17:33:41
Well guys, My PS3 stopped reading discs finally. I tried movies and ps3 games and I get a "Disc Error" 80010514 - Disc error detected. Retrying operation. Then it loops until i cancel operation. I tried restarting the ps3 to no avail. This pisses me off.

Looks like ill be calling Sony today and fucking rip them a new ass hole!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/18/09 at 19:38:31
Only a few more days until the L4D DLC! Also for those of you that still want to play me and my friends now have a big enough pool of people most times that if you did want to play you wouldnt be stuck on a shitty team having to play against us with a bunch of random no mic-ers. Honestly over the last month the online competition overall seems to have gotten much better. We havent been slaughtering people like we used to and a lot of people seem to be using their mics or ask whoever is host to vote out people without them.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/18/09 at 22:11:00
Yeah, I am constantly kicking people off my team if they don't have a mic.  Left 4 Dead is one game I don't think its possible to perform well unless you have a mic.  Communication is more important in that game that so many others.  I'm really itching to play L4D again.  My Bday is in a few weeks and I'm going to try to get Left 4 Dead and Killzone 2.

And P7, that's odd, I've never seen that error before.  Usually mind just stops reading them without an error and that's when I have to clean it.  Call Sony and let me know what they say.  1-800-345-SONY.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/19/09 at 04:20:54

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/18/09 at 22:11:00:
Yeah, I am constantly kicking people off my team if they don't have a mic.  Left 4 Dead is one game I don't think its possible to perform well unless you have a mic.  Communication is more important in that game that so many others.  I'm really itching to play L4D again.  My Bday is in a few weeks and I'm going to try to get Left 4 Dead and Killzone 2.

And P7, that's odd, I've never seen that error before.  Usually mind just stops reading them without an error and that's when I have to clean it.  Call Sony and let me know what they say.  1-800-345-SONY.



They know the problem. The system just has a lens that went bad and it EITHER cant read and process the data fast enough to run a disc properly or the lens is damaged and wont read at all

They fought me forever to fix it because its out of warranty but they finally said they will fix it and renew the warranty. All I have to pay for is shipping and insurance if it got damaged further during the shipping. The thing looks brand new so they will see i took care of it
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/19/09 at 14:57:41
This is mainly for Xizor but we had a L4D league match last night. We lost only by a little against a team that had a bit more experience. Even though I had fun playing that game I can already see the problem playing in a Left 4 Dead league. Last night didn't come down to raw skill.  If it had anything to do with skill I think we would have won. However, competitive Left 4 Dead seems to come down to who knows the most tricks and exploits. Our opponents won because of that Tank bullshit on 1-2 where they hid in the corner and barely got hurt. I believe the score at the end of the match was 2700 to their 3600, only 900 points. If we knew that trick we would have probably won.

The point I'm trying to make is if we were to play this for a year all these games would come down to would be who knows the most exploits and who knows how to counteract them. I can see the games getting old fast courtesy of predictability. That's just my take on it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/19/09 at 18:40:51
Well SynthR I see your point and I agree to a certain degree, but there is a lot more to it than that. Personally I think its fun trying to outsmart the other team and see who has the better tactics in all situations. As a game thats not based on individual skill so much thats pretty much the point and fun of playing L4D to me. They beat us in the second round because they had the better tactic of fighting the tank. They beat us in the 3rd round because they busted that beautiful 3 hunters and 1 smoker move at the same time. Those are the two main reasons they won that game. Better tactics. Other than that the 4 of us havent had much play time as a team, or more to point you havent played with us that much, and you said you werent that familiar with Bloodharvest which is also probably not our strongest point either. We did however take the first and fourth round on raw skill alone.

All that aside with the DLC this week comes a patch which is going to change the way Versus is going to be played altogether. Here are the important parts.

- Boomer vomit goes through common infected
- Fixed versus-mode score-calculation errors
- Health bonus fixes (Pill passing and incapping or shooting for more HB)
- Melee fatigue
- Reduced the damage that burning Hunters do to pounced victims
- Smoker tongue goes through common infected
- Smoker tongue functions near witch again
- Survival Mode
- Tanks can hit multiple survivors in one swing
- Tank can move at full speed in narrow spaces

The two main points of interest in that list pertaining to your complaints about playing L4D in a league are the adjustments to the tank. There will be no more hiding in a corner from tanks now and the tank only being able to hit one person at a time while everyone else just blasts him. Combine that with the new melee fatigue where people cant just hide in corners meleeing zombies all day and all the other little details and the way people play is about to change.

For me, and everyone really, it was just a learning experience last night. I just wanted to see how the competition players play, learn some new moves, and see how we would stack up against those guys, and we didnt do bad at all. Also we probably made the mistake of challenging such a high ranking team for our first match, but whatever. We are just doing this to have some gg's with people that actually know what they are doing so we can learn and take our game to the next level. Playing random shitheads online all the time isnt going to help us much.

I can understand if you arent interested in playing and it wont hurt my feelings if you dont want to. But at least see how things change with the patch first.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 04/19/09 at 19:01:05
Night and I got in a couple of good games of KZ2 Friday night, with each of us on opposite sides both games (I would've stayed longer, but I had to go meet friends). My team won both times, only because Night was saddled with the crappy team. The second game was my first time with the Tactician class; at one point, I was throwing one of the respawn flares just as an enemy was coming around the corner, and managed to bean him with it. Hilarious.

I might pick up L4D this week if I can find the "Critic's Choice Edition" that's supposed to be out.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/19/09 at 22:04:29

X-Man wrote on 04/19/09 at 19:01:05:
Night and I got in a couple of good games of KZ2 Friday night, with each of us on opposite sides both games (I would've stayed longer, but I had to go meet friends). My team won both times, only because Night was saddled with the crappy team. The second game was my first time with the Tactician class; at one point, I was throwing one of the respawn flares just as an enemy was coming around the corner, and managed to bean him with it. Hilarious.

I might pick up L4D this week if I can find the "Critic's Choice Edition" that's supposed to be out.


Yeah, those were actually really fun games, and I'd definitely be up for some more. I'd kind of like to play some of those snowblind gears maps this week, but I'm probably gonna be playing KZ2 this week too.

Side note, did P7 show up and leave before I came in or did he just no-show?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/19/09 at 23:40:11
No no. I'm still completely interested I was just thinking ahead a bit to a possible outcome. I enjoy randomness and for some reason I foresee the game losing that over time. Predictable game play isn't my thing. I'm still down for playing with you guys for fun and when you need me. You're right about not playing with you guys often and Blood Harvest too. No Mercy seems to be the only level anyone plays.

I didn't know about the Melee and Tank changes. Melee alone is awesome. I'm fucking tired of melee spam as a main tactic. The patch is going to be pretty sweet.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/20/09 at 01:02:50
Damn, that patch does sound sweet, but it also sounds like it will make some of those achievements damn impossible.  Melee spamming was the only way I could get through on the hardest difficulty.  How the hell is someone supposed to beat the finale without taking damage at all if he can't melee?

Ouch.  Going to be tough this week.  I'm also picking up the special edition if I see it.  I think it's a big F-U though to call it the Critic's Choice Edition, seeing as how the players were the ones that wanted this "DLC" to be included in the final product.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/20/09 at 01:44:19

NightShade wrote on 04/19/09 at 22:04:29:

X-Man wrote on 04/19/09 at 19:01:05:
Night and I got in a couple of good games of KZ2 Friday night, with each of us on opposite sides both games (I would've stayed longer, but I had to go meet friends). My team won both times, only because Night was saddled with the crappy team. The second game was my first time with the Tactician class; at one point, I was throwing one of the respawn flares just as an enemy was coming around the corner, and managed to bean him with it. Hilarious.

I might pick up L4D this week if I can find the "Critic's Choice Edition" that's supposed to be out.


Yeah, those were actually really fun games, and I'd definitely be up for some more. I'd kind of like to play some of those snowblind gears maps this week, but I'm probably gonna be playing KZ2 this week too.

Side note, did P7 show up and leave before I came in or did he just no-show?



My PS3 is in its "coffin" headed to Sony HQ.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by PureNRG on 04/20/09 at 05:50:14
P7, how old is your PS3?

on the rare chances I get to play 360 (like today, but all I got to play was an offline demo of GRiD), I use the headset, but all I hear is ppl blabbering about stupid shit that doesnt pertain to the game whatsoever.. I just end up taking it off. but my buddies say that thats the way the CoD4 crowds are anyway.. 'cause thats the only game I get to play on XBL
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/20/09 at 13:14:08

The Dizaster Child wrote on 04/20/09 at 05:50:14:
P7, how old is your PS3?

on the rare chances I get to play 360 (like today, but all I got to play was an offline demo of GRiD), I use the headset, but all I hear is ppl blabbering about stupid shit that doesnt pertain to the game whatsoever.. I just end up taking it off. but my buddies say that thats the way the CoD4 crowds are anyway.. 'cause thats the only game I get to play on XBL


Maybe a year and a half old.

Its in great physical condition. I am the ONLY one who touches or uses it. No one else touches my consoles or games. Every other day i dust it to keep the dust bunnies off the vents. I do not put any discs into my consoles that have major scratches or smudges, they have to be near perfect. And all my discs are nearly perfect as far as being taken care of. So its not abused in any way. I guess it was just bad luck

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/20/09 at 15:06:53
"Yeah, those were actually really fun games, and I'd definitely be up for some more. I'd kind of like to play some of those snowblind gears maps this week, but I'm probably gonna be playing KZ2 this week too."

Gotta log in to win! Me, Scold, the wife and another buddy of mine  had Horde going last night. Fun stuff. If you wanna try out the Snowblind map packs, going 1-10 on all 4 is the way to do it. At a quick pace anyway, just to get you fammiliar with it. Esspecaily Grind Yard. Man.....it's got a shit ton of cover.  
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/20/09 at 16:07:47
Anyone gonna get or rent even, Velvet Assassin?

Looks like it could be a well made game if done right. I am probably going to wait for the reviews to come out so I can get an idea of what to expect.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/20/09 at 19:07:49
Fallout New Vegas - New Fallout game coming.
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/974/974289p1.html


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Post by XIZOR on 04/20/09 at 19:12:41
There is at least 20 games like Velvet Assassin that Im interested in this year that in my mind are either going to be good or bad. The new Red Faction kinda destroyed my desire to think that any of these 3rd person action games, which seem to be all the craze this year for some reason, might actually be good.

Its getting to that point for me in this console life cycle, as it does in every other console life cycle, where its getting pretty hard to blow me away with a game now. There are still a lot of good games to be made and played for this generation but I just dont see anything coming out that completely blows me away. I hope Im wrong. Now is that point for me where its just going to be playing a bunch of good or really good games and nothing OMFG THIS GAME IS AMAZING! I always hate how after certains devs release triple A games like GTA IV how everything that comes after that in that genre just kinda sucks in comparison.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/20/09 at 19:28:48

XIZOR wrote on 04/20/09 at 19:12:41:
There is at least 20 games like Velvet Assassin that Im interested in this year that in my mind are either going to be good or bad. The new Red Faction kinda destroyed my desire to think that any of these 3rd person action games, which seem to be all the craze this year for some reason, might actually be good.

Its getting to that point for me in this console life cycle, as it does in every other console life cycle, where its getting pretty hard to blow me away with a game now. There are still a lot of good games to be made and played for this generation but I just dont see anything coming out that completely blows me away. I hope Im wrong. Now is that point for me where its just going to be playing a bunch of good or really good games and nothing OMFG THIS GAME IS AMAZING! I always hate how after certains devs release triple A games like GTA IV how everything that comes after that in that genre just kinda sucks in comparison.



I am going to have to agree with you on this. Aside from spending money to buy the consoles just to be able to play all the great games, plus dealing with fixing these flawed hardware. Then spending money on games which is  55 -65 dollars per game. I tell you what, i am going to wait a while to see how it pans out before buying it, but i may just purchase this onlive service if it ever picks up. This will probably be my last set of consoles ill purchase. I cant keep affording new consoles every few years. I know we are just keeping up with techology but its getting ridiculous and I cant afford to keep upgrading.

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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/20/09 at 20:25:10
OMG SynthR, you made me the happiest person EVA.  My 4/20 is now complete.  I heard Bethesda was tied down with Oblivion V so I was worried I wouldn't get to see another Fallout until 2011 or 2012.  Thankfully, they are letting some of the original creators work on the new title.  I haven't played the older Fallouts, but it seems like a split decision on whether Fallout 3 is really a Fallout game, or something else entirely.  Some people even HATE FO3 like we hate TM3/4.  I never played them, so I can't really judge, but I loved the third.  And if they take the good things from 1/2/Tactics and the good things in 3, it already has my vote for GoTY in 2012!

Plus Las Vegas is my favorite city on the planet so this will be EPIC.

EDIT - Xizor, you will be blown away when Kratos slices skin next year if what I hear is right.
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Post by PureNRG on 04/21/09 at 06:11:25
thats shitty, P7.. you sound like the most anal person I know if thats how you treat your stuff.. yet it broke that quickly? I'd hope it was just bad luck and not a quality issue

my buddy that I usually get on XBL with, his 360 just got RRoD last week after a yr and a half. is that a good life expectancy?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/21/09 at 06:34:59

Magnum wrote on 04/20/09 at 15:06:53:
"Yeah, those were actually really fun games, and I'd definitely be up for some more. I'd kind of like to play some of those snowblind gears maps this week, but I'm probably gonna be playing KZ2 this week too."

Gotta log in to win! Me, Scold, the wife and another buddy of mine  had Horde going last night. Fun stuff. If you wanna try out the Snowblind map packs, going 1-10 on all 4 is the way to do it. At a quick pace anyway, just to get you fammiliar with it. Esspecaily Grind Yard. Man.....it's got a shit ton of cover.  


I'd much rather just play execution if it's cool with you folks. I get tired of horde quickly. I'll try to be on some time this week.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Hellbent on 04/21/09 at 09:52:03
I'm up for Gears 1 and 2 till Thursday. So if you are on Monday through Wednesday let me know.

The new Halo 3 maps are great. Sandbox lets you get very creative with the Forge editor. I've recreated most of the American Gladiators games. Now i'm trying to remake Fuel Depot from Gears.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/21/09 at 12:22:50

The Dizaster Child wrote on 04/21/09 at 06:11:25:
thats shitty, P7.. you sound like the most anal person I know if thats how you treat your stuff.. yet it broke that quickly? I'd hope it was just bad luck and not a quality issue

my buddy that I usually get on XBL with, his 360 just got RRoD last week after a yr and a half. is that a good life expectancy?


Thats average life expectancy from an older model. Living 3 years RROD free is like living to be 100 years old.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/21/09 at 17:56:02
YES! L4D DLC IS OUT RIGHT NOW AND ITS COMPLETELY FREE! Looks like this is the only game Ill be playing for a long time.  
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by X-Man on 04/21/09 at 19:32:16

SynthR wrote on 04/20/09 at 19:07:49:
Fallout New Vegas - New Fallout game coming.
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/974/974289p1.html


Speaking of Fallout, Broken Steel drops on May 5. It's pretty good timing, because I just beat the main quest and reached level 20 last night, and I don't want to do anything else until that level cap is raised. No XP left behind!
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Post by SynthR on 04/21/09 at 21:19:11
No Xp left behind, ha. I'll probably buy all the expansions now that the level cap is being raised.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/21/09 at 21:22:56
I got my platinum trophy for Fallout 3 last week sometime, but this DLC definitely intrigues me, if only I had the 360 version instead.  May 5th is also the best day on the calender, so enjoy it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 04/22/09 at 11:20:27
Its so funny how like 99% of people love Fallout3.

yet im one of the 1% who absolutely abhore the gameplay. I get bored and find myself without much direction.

I actually only watched my brother play the whole game, loved watching it... but hated playing it.

Im more for the Fable style where youre on a more guided path on a leash but still get a bit of freedom to roam.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/22/09 at 12:34:35
I like Oblivion much more, but still dont mind the game too much. But without the PC mods, I cant have too much fun with it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/22/09 at 14:38:46
Personally I enjoy open ended games with little direction BUT they really need to add more intriguing shit to explore instead of the same type of dungeon over and over. Morrowind comes to mind with all the different types of areas you could explore. Volcanic, snowy, swampy, mountainous etc. It makes the game more interesting.

On a side note, Too Human is such a poorly thought out game. I remember IGN hyping it up for well over a year like it was something special. I find myself baffled as to why this game does some of the things it does. Watching a 20 second cutscene every time you die. Constantly dying. Camera randomly fucking up. Long walks through pointless areas. Game doesn't save where you last were instead it puts you back at least 10 minutes every time you load up. Classes aren't balanced. Storyline makes little sense. IGN gave this game a 7.9. I feel that's pretty generous. I'd give it a 5.5 at best.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/22/09 at 18:52:39
I love Oblivion and Fallout 3. Open world RPGs are an awesome idea to me and I enjoyed both of those games equally. I did think Oblivion was a little TO big for the most part but I did like that there was more to do as far as quests and shit go. I just like roaming the wilderness finding shit to get into, fighting and hunting animals and creatures, and just generally feeling like an explorer.

Games like Fallout and Oblivion allow me to play how I want without feeling like Im forced to play a certain way unlike Failble 2. How you can like Failble 2 more than Fallout 3 or Oblivion Roadie is beyond me but you do have all the achievements for Too Human as well and that game was a complete failure of an RPG if Ive ever seen one.

Speaking of RPGs the new FF XIII looks pretty fucking awesome to me looking at the gameplay vids. It probably wont be out for another 13 years but Im probably going to pick it up when it comes out. Im hoping it will finally satisfy my RPG needs as everything else Ive seen or played lately has been unsatisfying to say the least.
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Post by SynthR on 04/22/09 at 21:11:26
There's no way I'm doing all the achievements for Too Human. That's just Too Much.
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Post by SynthR on 04/22/09 at 23:34:41
Can't embed it but check out this hot new 360 game.

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/hot_new_video_game_consists
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/23/09 at 19:16:54
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/04/23/first-aliens-vs-predator-shots-found-in-mags/

.....yesssssssssss. God I hope this game is good. Please god let this game be good.
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Post by SynthR on 04/23/09 at 22:25:42

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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/24/09 at 00:11:09
Marvel vs Capcom is coming to the PSN and XBA pretty soon, which is fucking awesome!  There are also about 10 BLOCKBUSTER PSX games coming to the PSN via downloadable format for the PS3 and PSP this summer.  The full list isn't released, but Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Gran Turismo, and Metal Gear Solid are some of the ones already mentioned.  No word on WHICH MGS or GT.

EA Sports launched their "EA Sports Complex" in Sony HOME as well.  And this place has the most to do out of any Home locations.  You can play putt putt/miniature golf, you can race your friends on a race track, and a few more "sports-like" activities you can play around with.  Let's hope with more and more locations added, the lines overall will be shorter.  Although the lines aren't very long anymore since Home isn't brand new...or so I've heard.  I haven't been in Home since November-ish, but I do want to check out that mini golf game.

Red Faction demo is out today on PSN and XBL as well, so you might want to check that out.  You'll probably either love it or hate it.  Also, the amount of video games getting movie adaptations this year is amazing.  There is a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works.  There is a Gears of War movie in the works.  They are currently rewriting (for the third time) a God of War script.  Bethesda Softworks parent company also owns much stock in both movie directors and CBS executives.  They are planning BOTH a Fallout style movie AND television series.  Jerry Brockheimer would most likely be the director as he works for Bethesda's parent company, and CBS will likely be the station a Fallout series lands, if it ever lands.

And today's "just announced rumor", Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (or sequel Among Thieves) is also getting a movie adaptation.  And none other than Matthew McConaughey is the leading man to play Nathan Drake in Hollywood's adaptation.  This rumor was leaked by PlaystationNetwork, the website, not the online service.

And finally, Sony representatives have commented this week that Sony's plans for E3 is the "best lineup in 11 years".  They even went as far as to say they had "electrifying" news to break on April 27th. Sony has already stated that their press conference will explain to the consumers the NEW direction Sony is taking, which if you haven't been paying attention, means 1/2 the money toward hardware and twice the money toward Software.  Sony has even changed their stance on BUYING timed exclusives, but stated they will NOT pay developers extra cash to stay exclusive throughout the products lifespan.

Sony already has a sweet deal toward small time developers that want to make arcade games.  Sony will pay developers to make the game if it is a PSN exclusive and cannot be on XBA.  If the developer makes the game for both services, the developer has to pay for its own projects.  Which literally doubles the income if you stay PS3 exclusive.

Sony also says it has more PS3 exclusive games to announce at E3, and even a HUGE timed exclusive.

If I had to put a bet down, I would say they are referring to Twisted Metal (or at least I could hope), and the timed exclusive?

Grand Theft Auto 5.  But that's a guess, don't take it as fact just yet, but that's the huge rumor.  We'll all see June 2nd-4th at E3.  GTA5 is the only HUGE game I see coming that's for both systems.  Unless they're talking about a game that we don't even know about yet...like timed exclusive MGS Raiden or something.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 02:43:06

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/24/09 at 00:11:09:
Marvel vs Capcom is coming to the PSN and XBA pretty soon, which is fucking awesome!  There are also about 10 BLOCKBUSTER PSX games coming to the PSN via downloadable format for the PS3 and PSP this summer.  The full list isn't released, but Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Gran Turismo, and Metal Gear Solid are some of the ones already mentioned.  No word on WHICH MGS or GT.

EA Sports launched their "EA Sports Complex" in Sony HOME as well.  And this place has the most to do out of any Home locations.  You can play putt putt/miniature golf, you can race your friends on a race track, and a few more "sports-like" activities you can play around with.  Let's hope with more and more locations added, the lines overall will be shorter.  Although the lines aren't very long anymore since Home isn't brand new...or so I've heard.  I haven't been in Home since November-ish, but I do want to check out that mini golf game.

Red Faction demo is out today on PSN and XBL as well, so you might want to check that out.  You'll probably either love it or hate it.  Also, the amount of video games getting movie adaptations this year is amazing.  There is a Metal Gear Solid movie in the works.  There is a Gears of War movie in the works.  They are currently rewriting (for the third time) a God of War script.  Bethesda Softworks parent company also owns much stock in both movie directors and CBS executives.  They are planning BOTH a Fallout style movie AND television series.  Jerry Brockheimer would most likely be the director as he works for Bethesda's parent company, and CBS will likely be the station a Fallout series lands, if it ever lands.

And today's "just announced rumor", Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (or sequel Among Thieves) is also getting a movie adaptation.  And none other than Matthew McConaughey is the leading man to play Nathan Drake in Hollywood's adaptation.  This rumor was leaked by PlaystationNetwork, the website, not the online service.

And finally, Sony representatives have commented this week that Sony's plans for E3 is the "best lineup in 11 years".  They even went as far as to say they had "electrifying" news to break on April 27th. Sony has already stated that their press conference will explain to the consumers the NEW direction Sony is taking, which if you haven't been paying attention, means 1/2 the money toward hardware and twice the money toward Software.  Sony has even changed their stance on BUYING timed exclusives, but stated they will NOT pay developers extra cash to stay exclusive throughout the products lifespan.

Sony already has a sweet deal toward small time developers that want to make arcade games.  Sony will pay developers to make the game if it is a PSN exclusive and cannot be on XBA.  If the developer makes the game for both services, the developer has to pay for its own projects.  Which literally doubles the income if you stay PS3 exclusive.

Sony also says it has more PS3 exclusive games to announce at E3, and even a HUGE timed exclusive.

If I had to put a bet down, I would say they are referring to Twisted Metal (or at least I could hope), and the timed exclusive?

Grand Theft Auto 5.  But that's a guess, don't take it as fact just yet, but that's the huge rumor.  We'll all see June 2nd-4th at E3.  GTA5 is the only HUGE game I see coming that's for both systems.  Unless they're talking about a game that we don't even know about yet...like timed exclusive MGS Raiden or something.



Good write up Scold.


Other games to movies include but not on the list:

Bioshock
The Darkness
Warcraft
Silent Hill 2


and I cant think of but there are 2 more movies


Oh and Joker will be playable in the upcomming Batman Arkham Asylum, as a free download for the challenge games....but its exclusive to PS3 version only.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 03:38:39
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/686645/ninja-gaiden-2/videos/grudgematch_ninja_041609.html

LOL
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 04/24/09 at 06:06:02
I got back my 360 but Gears is still dead. Should get one replaced within a month or two. I maybe getting World at War from a friend. Kick ass game.

oh and I just picked up Pokemon Platinum. Nikki is probably the only that gives a shit but I'm going to be training a team soon so I can play online. Wifi kicks ass.
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Post by Chlamydia on 04/24/09 at 07:14:51
Eeeew earwigs.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/24/09 at 09:30:47
Good eye, P7.



Roket, you going to get Gears 2 or L4D anytime soon?
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Post by Kilrgrn on 04/24/09 at 10:23:12
Nikki plays Pokemon too?

Roket, you better had not just confused me with her...
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 12:33:09
Kilrgrn,

Maybe she doesnt mean pokemon, but Poke yar man?


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 04/24/09 at 14:42:24

wrote on 04/24/09 at 12:33:09:
Kilrgrn,

Maybe she doesnt mean pokemon, but Poke yar man?


Should be Poke Yer Mom but what the hell.

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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 15:50:48
Pok her mom
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 04/24/09 at 17:44:25
Well I hear Pokemon is short for pocket monster so the sexual innuendos are technically valid here.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 17:44:43
Anyone heard of the upcomming Bayonetta game? Looks like a Bullet Witch reboot. I dont know if anyone remembers bullet witch on the x360 but it was one of the first X360 titles. It was ok. Bland gameplay imo. Had great potential, interesting abilities and a hot protagonist.  We will see.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/24/09 at 17:51:10

XIZOR wrote on 04/22/09 at 18:52:39:
Games like Fallout and Oblivion allow me to play how I want without feeling like Im forced to play a certain way unlike Failble 2. How you can like Failble 2 more than Fallout 3 or Oblivion Roadie is beyond me but you do have all the achievements for Too Human as well and that game was a complete failure of an RPG if Ive ever seen one.

Speaking of RPGs the new FF XIII looks pretty fucking awesome to me looking at the gameplay vids. It probably wont be out for another 13 years but Im probably going to pick it up when it comes out. Im hoping it will finally satisfy my RPG needs as everything else Ive seen or played lately has been unsatisfying to say the least.


I know it is crazy because im definately not in the majority. But yeah I just really enjoyed Fable 2 a shit ton, Too Human as well. On an artistic side I felt Fable excelled and really pulled on my heart strings when u know who died. Fallout just bored me to death and everything was wasteland and the same thing, and not enough direction for me.

Too Human achievements are pretty easy and the hardest ones to get are the ones that are 5G. And yeah I loved the game so much I just had to get all 1000G. Only like one of my friends actually enjoyed the game, the rest felt it was mediocre.

We all have different tastes. Just like how right now im absolutely hooked to Halo Wars like crack cocaine. Playing it a ton every single day. You, scold, and synthr all felt was rental but to me its definately best purchase ive made since l4d and gears. It's a game that has rejuvenated my inner halo love child. I cant really compare it to the other halos since theyre FPS. But for being a RTS in Halo universe its perfect.

As for FF13. Yea it looked sweet, and im just hoping we get to see it by at least xmas of 2010... jesus christ. Im also hoping Lost Odyssey 2 gets made, or even a Blue Dragon 2... or anything from Mistwalker AT ALL.

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Post by RoaDiE on 04/24/09 at 17:56:00

wrote on 04/24/09 at 17:44:43:
Anyone heard of the upcomming Bayonetta game? Looks like a Bullet Witch reboot. I dont know if anyone remembers bullet witch on the x360 but it was one of the first X360 titles. It was ok. Bland gameplay imo. Had great potential, interesting abilities and a hot protagonist.  We will see.


Devil May Cry creator is behind Bayonetta. Supposed to be a mix of Ninja Gaiden and DMC and be uber fun (so the previews have said). Yea it is another Witch-person with guns.. but hey that theme is kinda cool.

For me its a must buy, DMC is dead to me and I think the genre could use another cool franchise.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 17:57:00
Speaking of Final Fantasy XIII, anyone know what Final Fantasy XIII Versus is all about?
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 17:58:25

RoaDiE wrote on 04/24/09 at 17:56:00:

wrote on 04/24/09 at 17:44:43:
Anyone heard of the upcomming Bayonetta game? Looks like a Bullet Witch reboot. I dont know if anyone remembers bullet witch on the x360 but it was one of the first X360 titles. It was ok. Bland gameplay imo. Had great potential, interesting abilities and a hot protagonist.  We will see.


Devil May Cry creator is behind Bayonetta. Supposed to be a mix of Ninja Gaiden and DMC and be uber fun (so the previews have said). Yea it is another Witch-person with guns.. but hey that theme is kinda cool.

For me its a must buy, DMC is dead to me and I think the genre could use another cool franchise.



You were dissappointed with DMC4 i take it. I only enjoyed DMC and DMC3 myself. DMC4 was ok but not as much fun as the first one imo. Them trying out another protagonist with dumb new abilities was so not worth the change, i didnt like it. Bring back Dante.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/24/09 at 17:58:33
not really any information on that game... other than that its a different story, characters, and apparently has a more action-based combat system I think. And its for Ps3 and not 360.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/24/09 at 18:03:11

RoaDiE wrote on 04/24/09 at 17:58:33:
not really any information on that game... other than that its a different story, characters, and apparently has a more action-based combat system I think. And its for Ps3 and not 360.



If I am guessing correctly, its a FF fighting game of some sorts like the upcomming psp game coming out, except its for the ps3. But nothing concrete and like you said, hardly any information on it.
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Post by SynthR on 04/24/09 at 20:21:10
Like I said earlier, Halo Wars is great for a console RTS. I'll probably pick it up when it comes down in price but for a game to be worth full price, personally anyway, it has to go far beyond what Halo Wars offers. The only 360 game I've bought brand new has been Fallout 3 and after beating it in 50 hours when it was supposed to be 200 I was and still am REALLY disappointed. I doubt I'll buy anything full price again.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/24/09 at 23:10:56
Halo Wars is definately worth a playthrough, but unless you are a huge RTS or Halo fan, I don't think it's worth full price.  It could be an awesome 30-40 dollar purchase though.  There's only a dozen levels with two special things about it, find the hidden skull, and do the optional objective.  The problem is each of those optional tasks only adds 10-15 mins max to the level.  And you can do it all in one playthrough.  I've only replayed a story level maybe twice.  I did have to play one level thrice just to beat it with all the negative skulls active.  The forums I read at X360a all said the online community were spammers, so that didn't interest me at all.  Most online RTS is spamming anyway, unless you are playing with actual friends.

FF13 has a demo out on PS3, but it's in Japanese and you'll have to buy the Advent Children blu-ray (also in Jap) to play it.  Luckily, there is no region coding so Americans can import the blu ray just to play it.  Sony Japan reported over 100k consoles were sold in Japan the DAY the FF13 demo dropped, which is an INCREDIBLE number for one sales day.

FF13 is due out November/December for PS3 in Japan, and April 2010 for PS3/360 in North America.  America is the only region getting a 360 release, and it will most definately be on several disks.

I played the FF series when I was younger and I wasn't overly impressed with it.  I'm not one for Jap RPGs, but I'll definately give it a rent and see what it's about.  The teasers are all beautiful...the only game to match MGS4 as far as cinematic quality.  I was hoping it would push the PS3 a little more, but being multiplatform I doubt it will now.

Versus is a seperate story with seperate characters, but that's all I really know.  I do like the fighting game theory, matches the "Versus" name and would give players two different genres to mess around in.  I'll probably rent that one too, but no release date is mentioned.  Probably holiday 2010.

Before you go and buy Advent Children from Japan though, the demo is limited to the first shipment of blu ray disks, which may or may not have already been sold, and the demo is actually from an "older build" of the game and Wikipedia states that the game has already changed since the demo's build...which doesn't make sense but whatever.

I haven't liked any slash action game since GoW.  Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden.  They are all the same game to me with different weapons.  And the real reason I probably like GoW more than the others is because I'm a Greek Mythology nerd, and have always loved the stories, and its neat to see Kratos woven into the stories I read and learned (and loved) since 9th grade.

Fable 2...ahhhh...it was OK.  I was just hoping it would end when I was getting close though.  The storyline wasn't good for me.  The only heart tug I got was when I realized I needed to find 6 other people to do the "Doll Catcher" achievement.  Everything else was...ahhh.  That fucking bitch dyke Theresa wouldn't shut up, I had to do random pointless activities that were all the very same (hold a button and release it on time) to get 10+ people in love with me that followed me from city to city and then if I walked into a dead end I had to turn around and wade through 10 people that I couldn't walk through or around, I would have to curse them out to make them leave me alone.  Lots of bad flaws in that game for me.  I did like the fighting system though, and I amused myself by collecting all of the rarest weapons.  I have almost every single unique weapon in the game.  That's probably the most fun I got out of it.

Fallout 3 200 hours?  That's a stretch.  I think I finished it (1000G or platinum) in just under 100 hours.  That's listening to every body talk, doing every single mission, making all the choices I could, maxing all my stats to 90-100 (finding most of the books), finding all the bobbleheads, and I even found 140 locations manually (I used that interactive fallout 3 map OOO posted though).  I even watched both endings and then reloaded it so I could keep the first endings.  So 200 is a stretch, unless you don't fast travel.  I fast traveled everytime I wasn't scouring for more locations.

Sorry for the wall of text.
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Post by NightShade on 04/25/09 at 03:44:53
Would you fellers be up for some Gears 2 execution over the weekend? I wanna try those damn new maps.
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Post by NightShade on 04/25/09 at 06:56:34
SCoLD and I just played a few hours on the new maps - I think they're all pretty kickass. Anybody else want in on the action?
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/25/09 at 07:56:57
sorry i didnt accept the spam invites, but i was playing Halo Wars with 3 of my friends.

Check next time to see what im playing and who im in party with :)

And I wouldnt pay much attention to the x360a boards on how good a game is. Most people there dont truely care for some games, they are just interested in the gamerscore. Sure there are spammers in Halo Wars, as in any RTS... but those people lose big time. Spamming one unit of anything is death, and its always best to scout your enemy to see what they are planning/building and then formulate your strategy based off that.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/25/09 at 13:01:46
I just wanted to say thanks to NS for the good games last night.  Hope you liked playing Gears 2, I think you did, but you can never be too sure.  The patch fixed a lot of the things you didn't like about Gears 2, except the horrible lag and matchmaking, but what can you do...

Sorry you couldn't play with us Magnum.  Take it easy this week and I hope you can get back into the swing of things with us when everything isn't a cluster fuck.  Good luck "slim".

Seems the "electrifying" announcement has been leaked.  It's not really electrifying in my opinion though, but whatever.  If you reserve InFamous you get an InFamous demo AND you get to be in the beta test to Uncharted 2 ONLINE multiplayer.  Yes.  Uncharted 2 has online.  If you aren't familiar with Uncharted, it's a modern day Indiana Jones/Tomb Raider that actually has good storytelling and a sense of humor about itself.  Uncharted 2 was a must play but if the online is any fun, it might be a must buy.  We'll see how it pans out though.
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Post by SynthR on 04/25/09 at 15:32:04
If anyone is or has been interested in the Orange Box (Half Life, Team Fortress, Portal) for the PC, Steam has it on sale right now for $10. That's a fucking amazing deal. Steam never ceases to amaze me with their weekend deals.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/469/
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Post by Roket on 04/25/09 at 19:34:47
ahah yeah I'm sorry. Anyways lmk when you set up the game I can show you the ropes.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/25/09 at 20:13:53
Hey fellers, just ran across Playfire today and someone was nice enough to type out all of the details from MAG, all found in issue 193 (current edition) of Game Informer.  It has Assassin's Creed 2 on the cover if you are looking to check out the magazine.  Here are some screen shots of the game so far...





So the graphics aren't incredibly breathtaking, but in a game with so much action around you, I don't think it'll matter much.  My favorite game Warhawk is very similar, not much on the graphics department, but it makes up for it and THEN SOME in the action department.  Never a dull moment, and hopefully MAG will be similar.  I am copying and pasting what a poster named "Klev" wrote at Playfire:

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MAG

Specs:

30 Frames per Second

256 players online

First-Person Shooter - "it seemed the most appropriate for the scale of battle"


Setting:

20 years in the future, dwindling resources has forced governments to hire Private Military Corporations (PMC's anyone haha) and 3 have become the biggest in the world.  This game takes place in the war against these three, called- "The Shadow War"

Faction 1: Raven- Dressed in dashing black attire with high tech futuristic weapons.  Zipper says this style will appeal to Halo and Resistance fans (that's me OMG!!!!)

Faction 2: Sver - pronounced "sever" ---Wear brown and grey and feature the fiercest fighters.  Not as powerful weapons, but very adaptable.  (didn't clarify exactly how this is advantageous, but it must be)

Faction 3: Hammer - No further details at this time.


Gameplay:

Upon Starting the game, you must choose the faction you'll fight for (out of 3)

Most soldiers will move on foot, but each map has a few transport vehicles

Each soldier can carry one primary weapon, sidearm, and melee weapon, and three gear perks (common ones include smoke grenades, frags, rocket launchers, medic kits..)

The shadow war is a persistent online battle affected by the thousands of matched played each day.

4 gameplay modes:

1. Domination - 256 players.  The attacking team has it's squads spread out around the edges of the map.  The defense team has certain squads assigned to defend certain ares of the central base.  The attacking team must take out the outer-defenses first (bunkers, turrets etc.) and if they succeed, the spawn points move closer, the warzone constricts, and battle rages on even more tightly.  This secand stage is intense, you can take out their radars, or anti-aircraft batteries, and defending players can try to repair them, until it all excalates into a massive battle full or airstrikes, parachuting, bombs, C4, and gunfire.

2. Acquisition - 128 players.  Attackers must steal 2 armored transports from a faction and escape to the extraction point.  like a triangular capture the flag with 2 flags on each side.

3. Sabotage - 64 players.  Objective-based where infiltrate and hold and area, then a final demolition attack.

4. Suppresion - 64 players - team deathmatch.  Doesn't contribute to the shadow war.


Online:

New server built from scratch by Zipper Interactive designed for largescale battles without lag.

Huge emphasis on streamlined matchmaking to avoid long waits.

Really strong system to find cheaters (similar to punkbuster on PC)

Every objective (killing someone, healing, defending etc) gives you experience.


Features:

Every sound you hear will be directly related to a player online, from explosions, or a helicopter flying or a jet screaming overhead...

Customize soldiers face, voice and armor.

Even better than a class sytem - a "free-from kit creation" system

You can create 3 loadouts and save them, and switch between respawns.

As you level up you get new perks, weapons, and leadership postitions.

The leadership tree - Squad leaders command 7 other soldiers, responsible for low-level tactics.  Platoon leaders give orders to 4 other Squad leaders.  Officer in charge (OIC) issues orders to all platoons.


Other Info


They've been 256 player tests since november 2008.

Plans for closed and open betas

FALL RELEASE DATE!


From game informer - issue 193 (assassin's creed 2 cover) -pages 52-57  "don't let game magazines die!"

Thanks to KLEV at Playfire for the write up.

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I wasn't looking forward to MAG at all honestly.  At 256 players in one game, it just seemed like a clusterfuck of lag and confusion, but with everything laid out in this post, if it is all to be believed, it sounds like something that could easily take a lot of my time.

Things of note-Not only do you rank up, but you get control of actual online people that you can give orders to.  How this will work in the real world I'm not sure.  What if they don't follow your orders, etc?  Instead of classes, you can mix and match and build your own.  Which is incredible because you don't have to settle for any one thing, and you can build hybrids that will benefit your own playing style, nothing is predetermined.  Fly helicopters, jets, in a real war?  Where do I sign up?  It also seems very MMO-like, with a continuing war ongoing that is effected by online matches.  Sounds like Matrix Online...

Now I'm actually excited for this.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/25/09 at 20:44:46
Im really hoping that MAG will be good. And honestly Im quite impressed with the graphics myself. Its a beautiful looking game for what its attempting to do.

Im still up for Gears but Ill probably have to let you guys know if I can play when you are on because Im usually wrapped up in L4D or something else and never really know when Im available. Ive only played that one night with you guys which wasnt much.

I think the next games Im picking up are Fuel and Prototype. Both of which Im hoping are going to be good. Im hesitant to get Fuel but it just keeps sounding better and better every time I read about it and it is being put out by Codemasters and they put out two of the best racing games of last year so Im riding on that a lot.

Prototype looks awesome I just hope its not repetitive. But you can drop elbows on tanks from buildings and shit so Im sold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_UtAauClA
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Post by NightShade on 04/25/09 at 23:59:04

RoaDiE wrote on 04/25/09 at 07:56:57:
Check next time to see what im playing and who im in party with :)


I can never tell if a person's party is friends or just strangers, and I can never tell just how deep into a game people are. Ah well, perhaps later.


-SCoLD- wrote on 04/25/09 at 13:01:46:
I just wanted to say thanks to NS for the good games last night.  Hope you liked playing Gears 2, I think you did, but you can never be too sure.  The patch fixed a lot of the things you didn't like about Gears 2, except the horrible lag and matchmaking, but what can you do...


Yeah, I definitely enjoyed it. It felt a lot like Gears 1, I could totally rely on the blindfiring the shotgun again without having to resort to lame stuff like the "two piece". It truly is a massive gameplay overhaul frankly, and I love every bit about it. AND the new maps are awesome.

Unfortunately it sounded like you weren't particularly enjoying Execution.


XIZOR wrote on 04/25/09 at 20:44:46:
Im still up for Gears but Ill probably have to let you guys know if I can play when you are on because Im usually wrapped up in L4D or something else and never really know when Im available. Ive only played that one night with you guys which wasnt much.


Do you play Execution or just horde these days?


Ah, how I miss the days where every TMA'er on Live was a Gears fanatic and would play execution mode just about every day. You wanted to play gears? sign on and there were bound to be at least several TMA'ers already playing execution. I guess that was some sort of freak phenomenon, since then there have been other games to come out on 360 that people enjoy, and there is a much smaller crew from what I can tell. Well, hopefully we can round up some folks to play some more, because I had a lot of fun (barring the lag and shitty modes we had to sometimes play to see the new maps).
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/26/09 at 00:59:47
Yeah, my beef with Execution is just that there is no respawn.  I know that you enjoy that part of it, but for me, it's just a huge adjustment.  I've honestly never played Execution but maybe a handful of times before you wanted to, mostly playing Annex, Submission, or Guardian.  Both because they are objective based, action-packed, AND give more points (so we're kind of multitasking!) ...

My problem with the mode isn't really the mode, but my entire mindset of playing the other modes for about 2 months now.  When I spawn I switch to the shotgun and roll in and out of shotgun fire, firing my own.  I'm not anything special, but usually I can hold my own like that in Annex, etc.  The difference is you rarely run into someone 1v1 in Warzone/Execution, so I'm out-shotgunned easily.  I need to keep the lancer/HB out and fire from a distance and work more tactically with only one life.  In the end I can only blame myself...

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Yeah, the graphics aren't bad, just a little "blocky", but I'm sure it will be polished by release.  Being a huge FPS or plain shooter fan, would MAG finally make you come over and get a PS3?  Especially if it got a price cut this year?

This goes out to anyone though, not just Xizor...
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/26/09 at 01:16:02
Ohh yeah, Prototype looks like a MUST for me.  I was blown away when I first seen the trailer for it.  It's kind of like T-1000 meets the Matrix.  It looks like it'll be a lot of fun though, so I can't wait for that.  I think I'm more excited for Prototype than InFamous, but I haven't seen anything on the latter.

I just hope Prototype isn't one dimensional and linear, kind of like Mirror's Edge, etc.  As long as it's open and you can attack in different ways it should do great.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/26/09 at 01:47:15

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/26/09 at 00:59:47:
Being a huge FPS or plain shooter fan, would MAG finally make you come over and get a PS3?  Especially if it got a price cut this year?


Honestly there about enough reasons for me get a PS3 now. Playing Killzones MP those couple times was the first time I was really like damn I wish I had a PS3. If I had the money to spend Id probably just go ahead and get one but I dont even have a job right now and I just lost my transportation so buying a new vehicle is probably going to be first on my list when I do come into some cash.

Again almost all my RL friends dont have a PS3 so Im not exactly feeling the need to run out and get one. We are all perfectly fine with our 360s playing L4D, Halo, and Bad Company.

And again Im just not a fan of the PS controller any more. I was in Gamespot today playing the demo for that new Batman game, which is pretty fucking cool by the way, and the controller just felt like a tiny plastic piece of shit to me. The controller is fine for most games but not shooters. Sorry, but thats just the truth. And as an avid FPS player Im just more inclined to play my 360. Something about the 360 controllers sticks just feels perfect to me. First thing Im doing to overcome this when I do get a PS3 is either mod it or buy some kind of converter so that I can use my 360 controller.

I said I would get one this year and I still plan to but it just looks like later rather than sooner right now.

Speaking of controllers, my friend just ordered these add ons for his 360 controller that we saw in last months GameInformer. They also make some for the PS3. Here is a link.

http://www.kontrolfreek.com/content/menuproducts/fpsfreek

Now at first I was thinking how could these little things possibly make any difference what-so-ever and I never would have believed that they would until I tried them for myself. I played a few minutes of a few different FPS games and I can say they feel very nice. Your motions just feel more fluid and natural. After about 30 minutes of messing around with them and then going back to my normal controller it felt slightly odd and disappointing. Im thinking about picking some up for myself. I dont know if they would be anything anyone here would be interested in but if you play primarily shooters then I can say from personal experience that they are a nice little addition and they only cost about 10 bucks.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/26/09 at 02:19:21
No offense taken at all, after these few months, I actually prefer the shape of the 360 controller.  It definitely makes the PS3 controller feel like a small boomerang toy or something.  However, the sleek small electronic thing that does everything is the PS3's entire gimmick.  I wouldn't mind the controller being a little thicker though, as it feels tiny when going back and forth between the two.

And those analog stick extensions look great, and I could see how it could be very useful.  It would probably take some getting used to, but you definitely can get more leverage.  Maybe I'll pick one set up since it works for both controllers sometime down the road.  Especially if I stick around in Gears/MAG/whatever.
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Post by X-Man on 04/26/09 at 13:41:17
Ooh, controller fight. The 360 controller is definitely more evolved than the DS3. Having the left stick in the prime position feels more natural nowadays; it's definitely one of the things that makes FPSes on console work. THAT SAID: there's a reason Sony's barely changed its controller since the original Dual Shock. It just plain fucking works. It's also better for fighting games than the 360's abominable D-pad. It's too bad fighting games are a near-dead genre (look into your heart, for you know it to be etc.)
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Post by magnum on 04/26/09 at 14:33:15
My one and only beef with Execution, or Warzone online is the said glitchers, and lag. I swear the 1st few months of Gears2, it destroyed it. All i was doing was sitting in the deadpool alot, or getting killed by wierd shit. Very frustrating. It's not half as bad as it used to be.

Even with the glitches and lag, for all those modes Scold said, at least you can come back and go after the fuck doing shit and send a message in game. I would do that alot. Esspecially the lag switcher. I'd run around with my chainsaw and get that fucker 85% of the time. very satisfying.

Just to let you guys know, I'm staying at my brother's apartment for the next few days. I tried recovering my tag but, I'm a dumbass that forgot his PW. so when you see me in Gears2, It's not going to be MagnumTMA.  :D
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Post by XIZOR on 04/26/09 at 16:43:08
I can get behind SCoLD on the whole respawn gametypes in Gears. Personally Ive never been a fan of Execution because for one Im not that good at Gears and two if Im lucky enough to win in a confrontation I just want them to die already and not have to worry about executing them. That and it completely eliminates the idea of taking people out from a distance.I even prefer Warzone over Execution. This is a major reason why I dont play because all TMAers seemed to want to do was play Execution mode when I would play.

And I hate the short timers in Execution as well. I would be more inclined to play Gears in a respawn fashion because as someone who doesnt play a lot only getting one life kinda sucks and I hate sitting there watching others play.
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Post by SynthR on 04/26/09 at 18:03:43
And that's exactly why I don't enjoy the game.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/27/09 at 02:52:50
So you two assholes up for Annex or Guardian then?

Also, I got Left 4 Dead tonight until the 30th or so.  My bday is the 5th and I'll probably pick up L4D and Killzone 2 with bday $$.
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Post by NightShade on 04/27/09 at 03:15:50

Magnum wrote on 04/26/09 at 14:33:15:
at least you can come back and go after the fuck doing shit and send a message in game. I would do that alot. Esspecially the lag switcher. I'd run around with my chainsaw and get that fucker 85% of the time. very satisfying.


I'd rather just quit those games.

Anyway, so do you folks not wanna play execution anymore then?
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/27/09 at 05:14:13
You'll find that most people that play Gears a lot rather not quit a game because it goes against your stats/records.  But knowing that you don't really care about that stuff I made an exception, ha.

I don't mind execution, I mean the mode is there for a reason, but it's definately my least favorite way of playing.  I'd rather get a respawn and havemy enemies respawned.  Sometimes I can play a while execution (if I survive) and only get 1 kill anyway, and never see anyone.  If everyone respawns, it's just more action.  Plus the two respawn points switch every 30 seconds or so so you get attacked from both sides.  Which is also interesting.

I'll play any mode really, but I definately like to mix it up and not play the same mode over and over again.  I admit I play Annex or Guardian constantly when I'm grinding for exp by myself, but with friends for fun (MORE FUN, better NS?) I'd like to mix it up.

But if you only like execution, then I dont mind execution either.  But the lag and host advantage is the main reason I'd like to respawn, considering the fact that I die 1/2 the time to skill and the other 1/2 to a some laggy or inconsistent circumstance like my shotgun not registering the 5 shots I put into someone, or the 4 or 5 times me and an enemy have punched each other over and over (note-it only takes 2 to down someone).  So the game definitely has hit detection problems and the "games rules" so to speak seem to be broken by the said game many of times.  Plus the host advantage is unforgivable.

Which is why I hope you are host, because FiOs is the shit.
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Post by NightShade on 04/27/09 at 06:04:22

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/27/09 at 05:14:13:
You'll find that most people that play Gears a lot rather not quit a game because it goes against your stats/records.


If I live a million years I will never understand this. People would rather play a match that they don't enjoy at all and frustrates / angers them then to take a few points away from the meaningless number next to their name? If it unlocked something like CoD4, I might understand this a bit (but it'd still be stupid), but it doesn't mean anything, the rank doesn't influence anything in the game.

The people that think this way don't play games to have fun, they play games to boost their ego, and that's fucked up. THAT is what's wrong with gaming.

But regarding the different game modes, I just frankly don't really much enjoy the other modes. Guardian, submission, I just think they kind of suck. I played those snowblind maps in those modes because I didn't really have a choice if I wanted to play those maps. Annex I suppose I could play some more if you guys really want to though, but I like Execution much, much, much, much, much more than any other mode in Gears.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/27/09 at 09:19:44
Honestly I like mixing it up myself, even throwing horde in there from time to time, but again ONLY playing Execution is a big reason I dont play with you guys. I just assumed thats what you all still played all the time. If we can mix it up then Im all for a night of Gears and knowing that you prefer the respawn modes SCoLD Id be more inclined to play with you from time to time as well. When the respawn modes were first introduced into Gears back in the day I didnt think I would like them but it is like SCoLD says, more action. I know if Im playing Execution my only goal is pretty much only to stay alive for the most part instead of just having fun and then I just get frustrated when I die and have to sit there.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/27/09 at 10:51:02
Yeah, I get angry when I die and it's my only life, and I know I have to sit for at least 30 seconds, sometimes several minutes for the next round.  If it's the last round, I have to wait some odd 5-10 minutes if you include waiting for the next batch of teammates, an "opposing team of similar skill", and voting.

I mean I play Gears because it's one of the very few games where you can splatter body parts across the floor.  So it's just a matter of do I want to play a 5 minute game and get 5-15 kills, or play a 10-15 minute game and get 20-upwards to 60 kills.  Some of the modes take a long time but the kills per minute ratio is definately larger in respawn games IMO, which means the adrenaline jolts in a little more often.

And I haven't seen any of you ninny's in Left 4 Dead yet.  And I keep ending up with a bunch of scrubs on my Vs team.  RESPAWN still sucks on special infected.  Boomer vomit timer is a lot better, I'm not sold on the melee fatigue, because it gets pretty damn hectic out there.  My team has only made it to the zone once, out of 15 rounds, and me and my team of different but similar scrubs are 1 and 2.  I do like the update though, using the new maps on VS is nice.  Ablaze is over L4D and I can't get him to play longer than an hour or two so you guys are going to have to step up.  I'm still new but I'm trainable.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/27/09 at 14:29:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEnHT1v1Bxg&feature=related
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Post by SynthR on 04/27/09 at 16:55:41
About the L4D video. You can pretty much do anything you want with the PC version. The host can spawn 50 tanks if he wants to. Yes it ruins the game but it doesn't happen often thankfully.

I've been away all weekend so that's my excuse for not playing L4D.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 04/27/09 at 17:26:16
How fucking dare you go away for the weekend, selfish prick.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/27/09 at 19:30:48
You can also achieve that hunter horde on the 360. At least you could before the patch I dont know about now as I havent tried it. Before if someone was a hunter they could leave the game and the AI would take over the hunter. Then you could rejoin and just keep doing that over and over again because the game wouldnt remove the AI hunters. We did this once to a team and just left a bunch of hunters right before the safe room. It was pretty damn funny. They said we were hacking the game. We get accused of that quite often because we do stuff that no one else knows about like that you can pick up humans by pressing X while they are down as the special infected just to kill them again and rub it in their face.

And SCoLD you know Im on every day playing L4D I just wasnt on last night. The one and only time GOD! Ill be around all this week and Ill teach you all the pro tricks and strats, at least on the old maps. Cant wait to see what the pro strats are going to be for the two new campaigns. Maybe we can get TMA team going with Roadie or something this week.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/28/09 at 01:32:09
I just downloaded the UFC demo.  It's outstanding actually.  A very good fighter.  Worth a demo play and rental at the least, IMO.  Try to check it out...it's a pretty good fighter, a mix of fight night boxing and Smackdown wrestling's strike, grapple reverse system, but better done than Smackdown.

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Post by XIZOR on 04/28/09 at 02:16:28
Its really not that bad at all but I just dont know how long it would hold my attention. That and the AI is easy as hell so unless it gets harder there isnt much point.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/28/09 at 07:27:46
There is a really limited Fat Princess beta going on right now, and someone made a video of one of the levels, so you can check it out if you are looking forward to it.  Definitely more complex than I imagined, and I'm not completely sold on that map, but then I haven't played it yet.

http://www.gamespot.com/users/dannyodwyer/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=m-100-25660360
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Post by XIZOR on 04/28/09 at 09:00:08
Yeah I forgot to tell you guys a few weeks ago that IGNs sister site FilePlanet was allowing people to get into that Fat Princess beta. Ooops.

Also what happened with the L4D games last night? I thought we were about to get some awesome games going and then everyone just started leaving not long into the game.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 04/28/09 at 12:29:58
Are you guys strictly playing Gears 2 or are you guys going back to the original Gears too?
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Post by SynthR on 04/28/09 at 18:26:17
We've been playing L4D not Gears.

I was bored last night so I left. I also grew tired of listening to this guy giving directions like he knew how to play, claiming he was a "beast" as a survivor. Then we're killed in the tunnel because of his shitty plan. Fucking idiot. He also got mad at whoever was the Smoker because they didn't do what he wanted them to which, according to him, would have won us the game.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/28/09 at 19:16:51

SynthR wrote on 04/28/09 at 18:26:17:
We've been playing L4D not Gears.

I was bored last night so I left. I also grew tired of listening to this guy giving directions like he knew how to play, claiming he was a "beast" as a survivor. Then we're killed in the tunnel because of his shitty plan. Fucking idiot. He also got mad at whoever was the Smoker because they didn't do what he wanted them to which, according to him, would have won us the game.



Anyone wanna do some Gears 1 games this week?  Ive been having a blast learning to use the shotgun more.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/28/09 at 19:17:37
gotta love those alpha males for team games.

christ they suck the fun out of anything.

And sorry I REALLY needed to quit cuz its painful to try and articulate words when im so fucked up with my allergies. L4D requires conversation and teamwork and that was just a brutal game to play with fucked up nose and sneezing every 5 seconds.

Plus Xizor came back and u guys then could all be on the same team :)

And anytime Im playing Halo Wars its pretty much with friends only, I don't really play much with random people, but I do try 1on1 from time to time. The game has got me hooked for sure.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/28/09 at 19:19:45

wrote on 04/28/09 at 19:16:51:

SynthR wrote on 04/28/09 at 18:26:17:
We've been playing L4D not Gears.

I was bored last night so I left. I also grew tired of listening to this guy giving directions like he knew how to play, claiming he was a "beast" as a survivor. Then we're killed in the tunnel because of his shitty plan. Fucking idiot. He also got mad at whoever was the Smoker because they didn't do what he wanted them to which, according to him, would have won us the game.



Anyone wanna do some Gears 1 games this week?  Ive been having a blast learning to use the shotgun more.


I cant stand gears1 that much after gears2. The balance is so fucked.

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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/29/09 at 01:07:59
I don't own Gears 1, only Gears 2.

When I came back from eating, Roadie was still playing Halo Wars, Hellbent was in Halo 3, and Xizor was in BFBC, so I tried to play Halo 3 with HB, but he only wanted to play the new maps.  I played Gears 2 by myself but I quit 3 games in a row because of them having horrible lag.  Fuck it, I'm not going to waste my time anymore when my shotgun doesn't work.  I'm finally realizing how people have 3.0 KDR, because they don't stay in bullshit games.

So after the third laggy game in a row, I played some Warhawk.  Been a long time, but thankfully, it's like riding a bike.  My stepdad got a 360 arcade for my little brother today also, and about 6 games with it, so after L4D goes back to the store I'll have a new supply of games to try.  One of them is Mass Effect, which I heard was both good and bad, depending on who you ask.  I'll try it anyway.
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Post by SynthR on 04/29/09 at 02:18:42
Well we weren't on a team after you left Roadie. Hellbent decided to invite Brian Evol into our party to make it uneven again.

Mass Effect was great fun.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 04/29/09 at 08:31:20
I'm gonna be gone for a couple of weeks, but when I return I'd be up for Killzone 2, Gears 2, Gears 1, or L4D.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/29/09 at 08:56:01
When I take L4D back Thursday, I'll crack open Mass Effect until the bday and hopefully I'll be all trained up in Killzone 2 by the time you get back from your trip.  Take it easy man and come back in one piece.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/29/09 at 12:47:54

-SCoLD- wrote on 04/29/09 at 08:56:01:
When I take L4D back Thursday, I'll crack open Mass Effect until the bday and hopefully I'll be all trained up in Killzone 2 by the time you get back from your trip.  Take it easy man and come back in one piece.



Ditto for you Night.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/29/09 at 19:53:46
Mass Effect is awesome, at least to me it was. It has some minor issues but nothing major. Just choose your character wisely at the beginning of the game because you are pretty much stuck with that choice and Ive known people to regret that decision later on.

Also SCoLD since you are taking L4D back tomorrow or whatever, dont know if you are still getting a copy, Ill play some L4D with you later if you want.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/29/09 at 22:27:27
I'll definitely buy L4D, but it won't be until after I get Bday (5/5) cabbage, and I can find it for a good deal.  The reason I won't buy it full price is me and JJS sat in a Versus game chatting about alcohol and drugs for about 20 minutes and no one at all joined the game.  Which makes me think people aren't playing L4D very much anymore.  So I think L4D will be a game in the future that you have to set up games with friends because in another year or so, I'm not sure it will have a huge population.  Maybe L4D 2 will be out or close to coming out by then though and this will all be an afterthought.  I am up for more L4D, I only have it until tomorrow, so I'll probably play it all night tonight unless I can't find a full team with mics or something.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/29/09 at 22:48:38
Well sometimes you have to wait a few minutes to get a game full but its not like no one is playing it. The community is actually pretty strong for the most part. The thing about L4D is the matches last at least 45+ minutes so there arent as many people just floating around looking for games at any given time. Between my RL friends and online friends I can always fill a game up no problems after about 9 or 10pm. If you want in just let me know.
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Post by Pse7en on 04/30/09 at 13:42:27
Yay!

I got my PS3  back!   Joy!

Time for some SFIV, some KZ2, some MGO!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 04/30/09 at 15:44:22
Scold - It's also possible, especially if you're hosting, that people can't connect to you game because of your connection. Did you let JJS try?
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Post by -SCoLD- on 04/30/09 at 18:52:02
It's very well possible, but I can't remember which one of us was hosting.  I'll chalk it up to a freak accident though, because I've hosted a Versus match before and had people join in.  Besides, the only thing that I'm actually hosting is the chat/lobby, once we launch game it goes to a dedicated server.  So you can't blame me for lag in L4D!  Gears lag is definitely my fault...well, an Epic's bad decision making, but probably Sprint and myself are at fault also.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/30/09 at 19:48:41
About effing time.

http://kotaku.com/5234487/canada-joins-us-piracy-watch-list

Canada finally joins the list of pirating nations that the ESA dispises.

Its funny though how they accuse us of piracy but technically here its not illegal. Its like borrowing from a library. Sharing said copyright material is illegal, but having possession of it isnt.. but then you almost certainly have to file share to acquire pirated shit.. so its a paradox.

Our piracy imports are probably second only to our drug imports anyways...


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/01/09 at 10:06:50
Just like the scene in the movie Hackers, I expect people to bust down my door while I'm taking a shower and confiscate everything I own.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/01/09 at 14:35:01

SynthR wrote on 05/01/09 at 10:06:50:
Just like the scene in the movie Hackers, I expect people to bust down my door while I'm taking a shower and confiscate everything I own.


If your in the shower and they're taking everything you own, I guess that asshole verginity is saying bye-bye.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/01/09 at 17:14:48
Ok, so you know how I told you guys a while back that my 360 destroyed my Gears 2 disc? Well, I was willing to chalk that up to the fact that I DID leave my 360 on all night. Until. Dun DUN dunn. Yesterday I tried to play Halo 3, which I had playing the night before no problem with Hellbent, and the disc was cracked. I noticed after playing Halo the night before that my 360 was making a weird noise that sounded like something was wrong with the disc after going back to dashboard. I didnt think anything of it and just turned off my 360 and the next day the disc is just magically cracked. So this makes two games now that my 360 has destroyed. I was ok with Gears since I dont play it much but not my fucking Halo 3 disc. I can just do the swap-a-roo thing with BB of course but Im just worried this is going to keep happening. Ive been playing BF:Bad Company and L4D a shit ton lately so Im affraid they will be next. I have played the fuck out of my Halo 3 disc but I take good care of my games, especially that one.

So, Im just wondering if anyone has a theory about why this is happening. Ive never heard of it happening to anyone else.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/01/09 at 18:09:57

XIZOR wrote on 05/01/09 at 17:14:48:
Ok, so you know how I told you guys a while back that my 360 destroyed my Gears 2 disc? Well, I was willing to chalk that up to the fact that I DID leave my 360 on all night. Until. Dun DUN dunn. Yesterday I tried to play Halo 3, which I had playing the night before no problem with Hellbent, and the disc was cracked. I noticed after playing Halo the night before that my 360 was making a weird noise that sounded like something was wrong with the disc after going back to dashboard. I didnt think anything of it and just turned off my 360 and the next day the disc is just magically cracked. So this makes two games now that my 360 has destroyed. I was ok with Gears since I dont play it much but not my fucking Halo 3 disc. I can just do the swap-a-roo thing with BB of course but Im just worried this is going to keep happening. Ive been playing BF:Bad Company and L4D a shit ton lately so Im affraid they will be next. I have played the fuck out of my Halo 3 disc but I take good care of my games, especially that one.

So, Im just wondering if anyone has a theory about why this is happening. Ive never heard of it happening to anyone else.



First off, sorry to hear about your problem Xizor.

Secondly,

It sounds like something inside the X360 is causing the disc to get misaligned on the tray / laser and since the disc is still spinning as its getting misaligned, its causes some sort of jam and at those speeds would damage the disc. The crack im guessing its hitting something whle being spun on the tray in the incorrect position. If you have ever seen how fast the disc spins in these machines, any type of misalignment with the tray could cause some serious damage. So lets say the disc is inside spinning, and somehow while spinning it gets kicked off the tray misaligning it. At those spinning speeds, getting kicked off the tray would damage the disc. The big question is what would be causing the disc to go out of place. Have you ever taken the disc out and it was sorta outta place on the tray?

That would be my guess. I would seriously call someone at microsoft and find out what they would say. I am sure you arent the first case.

Let me ask you something, before you find out the discs are cracked, do you hear any unusual noises coiming from the X360 or any heavy "breathing" going on in the x360 before it happens?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/01/09 at 18:36:23
Fucking sucks. You might have to contact Microsoft to see if they'll have a look at it and possibly fix it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/01/09 at 20:06:29
Well, if it happens one more time then Im definetly calling microsoft and sending it in, although Im sure its a problem they wont fix for free and Im not paying for it so I dont know. Only way Im going to be without my 360 is if it gets RRoD or E74ed.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 05/01/09 at 22:15:34
your dvd drive is a lemon.

its not covered under 3 year warranty, its just the 1 year.

And that happened to my first 360, the game was playing and suddenly the drive made this huge ruckus and grinding noise. I opened up the tray and voila, scratches and grooves galore.

Youre gunna have to get a new one or else it will happen again. Or you could just install some 360 games to the harddrive to bypass its use. Although they dont suggest doing that for Halo 3 as it will run slower (lawl in ur case)
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/01/09 at 22:26:28
Agreed with Roadie.  In fact, it happened quite frequently, especially to earlier models, in either position (vertical or horizontal).  And yes, if your machine does it, it will keep doing it over and over.  It's a defect.

EDIT - The Marvel vs Capcom Demo is awesome.  Just how I remembered it.  There are actually a good amount of characters to play (6 total).  I can literally hear the super rare auctions ob ebay going from 60 bucks to 10.  Amazing.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 05/01/09 at 23:03:47
Apparently TMNT: Turtles in Time is getting a XBLA/PSN remake...!!

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/01/turtles-in-time-remake-in-development-for-xbla-possibly-psn-and-wiiware/#comments

fuck yeah Ill buy it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/01/09 at 23:11:30
OMFG! My prayers have been answered. This is the one game Ive been wanting to come to XBLA forever. Im not keen on it being a remake but that could be cool also. Best news in forever.

Also Bionic Commando MP demo and Wolverine Origins demo are also on Live. You can just skip the Bionic Commando one though. By far the worst thing Ive ever seen in my life. I played it for literally 1 minute and then deleted it. Unexceptable in every way especially graphically. Might be ok for a XBLA game but a retail game seriously?

Wolverine game isnt bad. Typical hack and slash but not bad. Probably the best wolverine game.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/02/09 at 03:22:07

RoaDiE wrote on 05/01/09 at 23:03:47:
Apparently TMNT: Turtles in Time is getting a XBLA/PSN remake...!!

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/01/turtles-in-time-remake-in-development-for-xbla-possibly-psn-and-wiiware/#comments

fuck yeah Ill buy it.


YYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 05/02/09 at 05:51:46
I have Call of Duty Modern Warfare.. dunno if any of you guys play the game but yeah got it for free.

since I dont want anyone else in my house to use my gamertag we created a new one : sincityROK. So yeah add me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/02/09 at 13:50:34
Damn. Sorry to hear Xizor. That toataly blows. I would hope that wouldn't happen again but, from what Road said it will.

DAMMIT X-BOX!!! I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/02/09 at 15:15:09

RoaDiE wrote on 05/01/09 at 22:15:34:
your dvd drive is a lemon.


I laughed at that comment. I pictured this huge wood chipper sound as a game was blown to pieces.

The Turtles in Time remake is going to be deadly. Definitely will be buying that one when it comes out.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/02/09 at 21:23:28
Well my L4D disc was destroyed last night, but this one wasnt my 360s fault. It was just some freak accident that no one can explain. It wasnt even in or near my 360. I was looking at all my game discs before going to our LAN party last night and the L4D disc was fine before I left the house, then later that night when I went to put it in my 360 I take it out of the case and look at it and its got a HUGE crack in it. I was like WHAT THE FUCK! Needless to say that one was replaced right then and there. We immediately stopped what we were doing and went and got another one.

Im starting to think there is just some weird game disc destroying fairy hanging out in my attic or under my house or something because these chain of events dont even make sense any more.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/02/09 at 22:36:47
LMAO! A serious series of unfortunate events!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 05/03/09 at 23:39:19
maybe the process of being super heated then instantly super cooled over and over again has caused the cracks to come about.

Are your games oven roasted hot to the touch after a few hours of playtime?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/04/09 at 21:07:54

RoaDiE wrote on 05/03/09 at 23:39:19:
maybe the process of being super heated then instantly super cooled over and over again has caused the cracks to come about.

Are your games oven roasted hot to the touch after a few hours of playtime?


Someone else suggested this as well and Im somewhat inclined to believe this could be the issue. I have noticed that some of my games have small cracks that start on the inner part of the disc, the kinda plasticy part that would hold the disc in a case so maybe over time those cracks just get bigger and bigger until it starts to bleed into the actual part of the disc that holds the game. Im going to be watching my games very closely from now on for any sign of something like this. Maybe I should buy one of those intercooler things to go on the back or something.

Today on Joystiq the had this awesome link to another site where they were featuring old video games tv ads. I have to admit most of them are pretty funny so I thought Id post them here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_XrIx2eUGc

I like how they start rapping about Zelda. Classic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acIxqK422TA

I like the jingle in this one. Genesis does! What nintedo cant. I wish Sony or Microsoft would do a remake of this singing about how their console does what the Wii cant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35jGnZ-e3jc

OMFG its Paul Rudd! Holy shit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mVmFq4sc4k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWJqAucdqmE

I like how this ad implies that the Sega Saturn will give you the shits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmxRHiNhlYM

Just awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6zNVjAmWck

Banned 360 ad. It guess the subtle implications that the 360 will make you want to go on a real life killing spree were to much for tv.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNuRQmvykwk
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/05/09 at 06:29:50
That was a shitload splurge of gaming videos.  More MAG shit @

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/05/04/mag-your-questions-answered-live-chat-announcement/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/05/09 at 12:40:20
Perfect Dark XBLA possible

Splatterhouse back with Bottlerocket


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/05/09 at 14:29:21
"POWERFULL 16 BIT GRAFICS!!!" Does what Ninten-don't.....LOL

Funny how that sounds now-a-days, when it was the toatal shit back then.

I'm gald I was able to see that banned X-Box commercial before it was pulled. I actually though it was cool as hell. I didn't know it got banned because I only saw it twice, and thought it was one of the coolest commercials for a system.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/05/09 at 21:46:35
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48733.html

Game looks interesting. Ill keep my eye on this one.

Oh and borrowed Velvet Assassin from my friend at work. Its a great late night, bored out of your mind game for entertainment. Nothing too in depth so dont expect anything but a simplistic steakth game with a hot broad with a nice ass.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/05/09 at 22:29:27
Yeah I rented Velvet Assassin yesterday. Why? I dont really know. I hate stealth games and I told myself not to rent it but I did anyway. I havent spent a ton of time with it but from what I can tell it pretty much sucks. Nothing special about this game at all and its already frustrated me with its trial and error gameplay. Maybe once I get better at it it wont be so bad but I only forsee the game getting harder and the checkpoints seem a little less frequent then Id like so that may not be the case, it may only get MORE frustrating. More than likely a pass for most of you.

I little charming title I did play recently, if you can call it that, was Eat Lead. Its what I like to call a "B" game. Not really a huge budget game or anything but I actually kinda enjoyed it quite a bit. I rented purely on premise alone and I was not disappointed in that aspect. Its essentially a 3rd person action game where you take cover yada yada yada but thats where the comparisons to other games stop.

Bascially you are an old action game hero trying to make a comeback in gaming after years of failed attempts to maintain your ultimate action hero status, and while in the first level of your new game someone hacks the game and tries to kill you. The man behind this is the CEO of the game company making this new Matt Hazard game and an old prodigy gamer whos beaten every game ever made except the games starring Mat Hazard so he has a vendetta to settle and wants to kill Matt. So, he starts hacking the game throwing old levels and enemies at Matt from pervious games hes been in.

The game has a pretty good sense of humor and doesnt take itself completely serious which I enjoyed a lot. Its rare to see comedy and gaming come together like this. It wont make you die of laughter the whole way through or anything but it has a unique sense of humor. Fighting enemies from your previous water gun style kids game is hilarious. Running around pumping up your watergun and squirting enemies is a first for a 3rd person action game. They pretty much poke fun at gaming all around like having a mario-esq character in one part and another character name Master Chef. There is even a boss fight that plays out like an RPG where the boss just kinda sits in one place casting spells and shit while you run around shooting him. Even little numbers pop up over his head showing you the damage you are doing like an RPG.

My major complaint was just that the shooting could have been a little tighter. Wasnt quite up to par being that the game is a SHOOTER! I think the biggest cliche the managed to capture while making fun of games was having bad aiming and shooting, ha. No, but it wasnt really THAT bad and didnt ruin the experience. Again, probably not a game for everyone but I enjoyed. If it sounds interesting give it a rent or something. Its also very easy achievement points, which isnt why I played it.

Also out today is the Fallout 3: Broken Steel DLC. Im playing it right now.

And there is this kinda cool looking XBLA game coming out this week called Zombie Wranglers I believe. Not sure about but it seems like it could be fun. I think its 4-player co-op.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/06/09 at 17:44:13
Interesting.... takea look at this.

http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10796/ghostbusters-now-sony-exclusive/

Ghostbusters game now a Sony exclusive. Sorry X360 owners :(


EDIT - This may only affect UK and NA might not be affected, but it hasnt been confirmed yet. They say the PS3 version will be the better of the ports anyways so i dont know
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/06/09 at 19:47:56
Region-free gaming for the win
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/09/09 at 06:14:35
OK, so I spent B-Day money.

I bought Gears 2 "Combustible" map pack, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, ZP2k9 (Hellbent), and Killzone 2.  I like the Dishwasher a lot, a little cheap, but it's nothing intolerable.  Killzone 2 is completely amazing.  From a FPS hater I must say you need to at least play this game.  I could see how some people might not like it, but it's realistic, gritty, and wonderful.  The smoke effects are amazing.  I have never seen smoke or fog look so real.  The death animations are crazy, it seems like every bullet has an effect, the physics are nice.  I haven't tried online at all, but it's definately stellar.  I haven't even downloaded the patches, so I'll save my whole thoughts on it after I play with both patches downloaded, which might be a while!

It's not the Gears killer at all.  I think it has a lot of things Gears does not have, but a lot of things I wish I could bring over from Gears as well.  Maybe I'll do a comparison post sometime after I play the online portion.  I won't be online until I beat it though most likely.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by PRS-man on 05/09/09 at 06:39:59
Instead of the 360 ad, it shows a lego brick. Anyone got a link?

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/09/09 at 07:32:29
P.S.  Gears 2 expansion out July 28th.  Xizor told me about it on LIVE so I decided to check out some details...

http://brutalgamer.com/?p=7359
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/09/09 at 14:40:41
http://www.epicbattleaxe.com/main/2009/5/6/new-gears-of-war-2-collection-dlc-announced.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/09/09 at 15:57:21
Ohhh boy. More reasons to stay playing Gears. Just great.

I NEED MORE MONEY!!!  :D
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/13/09 at 20:01:19
Any of you PS3 owners getting inFamous? They have an early review on IGN and it sounds pretty good. It got a 9.2. Looks like another reason to have a PS3.

http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/800208/sucker-punch-project/videos/infamous_vdr_051109.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/13/09 at 22:46:18
I'm definitely getting inFamous.  I might even buy it.  I'm honestly torn between both inFamous and Prototype, but I'm learning toward buying the former and renting the latter, just so I can get into the Uncharted beta and see what the online multiplayer is like.

But I definitely want both of them.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/14/09 at 12:25:25
I pre ordered mine from Gamestop so I can get those blades with the game. I cannot wait.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/14/09 at 21:38:32
Gears of War 2 double XP weekend this weekend.

http://xbox.joystiq.com/2009/05/14/gears-of-war-2-hops-on-the-double-xp-bandwagon/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/15/09 at 13:33:22
Ohhh shit. Looks like Gears 2 is gonna get really retarted for this weekend.

Gonna be nothing but shotgun pussies running around with chainsaws now.

OMFGZ!!! I GOTZ KILL!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/15/09 at 20:24:14
I want to try and get on some Gears this weekend for this but I may be busy so I dont know.

BTW I just want to say I hate the game. It has torn the 360 amigos apart. Its time we get some TMA games of something going....even if it is Gears, but preferably not. Seems with 2008 came a lot of good games that brought us together but ultimately seperated us as well. SynthR is off playing whatever bargin bin game he can get ahold of this week, Im playing L4D and Bad Company most times, Magnum and SCoLD pretty much only play Gears, Roadie is up in some Halo Wars, Hellbent is usually playing Fallout 3 but I can get him in some Halo from time to time, and everyone else seems to be pretty random as to when they actually sign in to Live. Hell, we barely even chat anymore!

Hopefully 2009 will bring in some games that will bring us back together again. Really I think you all should just buy and play the games I buy and play but thats just me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/15/09 at 20:28:00
I'll fucking play shit but if no one is around I enjoy torturing myself with the shittiest the 360 has to offer.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/16/09 at 02:27:07
Guys, you should see this load I laid all over blairs sisters face! Nice and chunky!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/16/09 at 02:39:13
Off topic. Lets not bring up Blair ever again. EVER!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/16/09 at 15:18:31
Its always off topic here.

Dont start with me or ill send Chuck Norris to rape you.



I just got the new PLAY and GameInformer magazines yesterday.

Bayonetta
WET
Dantes Inferno
Darksiders
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for the Wii
Overlord 2

Im gonna be broke.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/16/09 at 15:30:00
More info on the GeOW2 update:

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/983/983809p1.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/16/09 at 17:45:32
Like I thought, it was lotza chainsaw whores so far this weekend when I played because of the x2 XP. Easy kills so it's to be expected. I got chainsawed 3 times by the same guy, I swear to God man.....I went on a fucking rampage and started chainsawing all them motherfuckers in that game. They couldn't stop me. It was pretty funny. I remember when I was a n00b like that once.

I'm all for any of you getting on Gears. Just remember I'm mainly a package deal now, because the wife likes to play too.

I'm sure on and after 8/28/09, I'm going to have my claws on that Gears expansion pack. I just wish they'd release it near or on the weekend.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/16/09 at 18:23:19
I just read yesterday that there is going to be more DLC for GTA IV some time. It will probably be shown at E3. Fucking awesome. Just a couple more weeks until E3. I cant wait this year.

Also Ive had my eye on Uncharted 2 for some time now but this new 5+ minute gameplay vid just makes it look fucking sweet. I really want a PS3 now.

http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/14225971/uncharted-2/videos/uncharted2_trl_warzone_51509.html

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 05/17/09 at 00:41:42
Guess I'll have to do a mini-review of 1vs100 since its been in Canada for half a month so far.


Well... its awesome! Live host is funny, questions aren't too hard, and the odds of WINNING free shit like MS points and arcade games is good.

Host will also make jokes, talk about your gamertag if your the one, and take shout outs and call-ins and the crowd gets to hear everything. It is pretty awesome how everything is live and you do feel more a part of it as opposed to watching the show on TV.

Whoever came up with the idea of this gameshow working on Live should get a raise, cuz its probably one of the more entertaining and social games to participate in with friends ever released. So far I've had two nights of just being with a 3-4 friends in real life, drinking beers, and playing 1vs100.

Best part is it is free, pending you have Xbox Live Gold.


And yeah besides that I've been playing Halo Wars everyday. Ich Liebe es.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/17/09 at 04:54:56
I have to agree with Roadie about 1 vs 100. It's a great idea but some of the questions are ridiculously easy. Actually a lot are. I wouldn't want it too hard but you can breeze through getting a 15+ streak without much trouble. I love seeing the Mob fail at such an easy question too like "Which superhero doesn't wear a cape?" Superman, Spiderman, Batman. About 15 people were eliminated. Seriously and the next question was "What product does Victoria's Secret sell?" and not a single person got it wrong, lmao.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/17/09 at 21:33:40
Anyone have Stranglehold still? I picked it up for $6 and need help boosting the multiplayer achievements.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 05/18/09 at 01:31:50
Has anybody downloaded the new Killzone maps? I think they were released soon after I left for Italy and I haven't had a chance to play KZ2 yet since being back. Are they awesome?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 05/18/09 at 01:58:04
OHH OHH ohhhhh! YOUR RADIATOR'S BLOWN!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/18/09 at 20:39:40
After spending some time with Gears 2 for the double XP weekend I have to say that Im done with that game. I will not ever play that shit again....ever. How some of you continue to torture yourselves with that broken ass multiplayer is beyond me. Its just fucking horrible. If its not some jerk off cheating or glitching the game, then its lag or lag switching, and if a game actually does play out good then there is still always questionable fucking bullshit that goes on that leaves you saying WTF! Not to mention host advantage where basically some guy can just around the map and do whatever the fuck he wants, killing everyone with the shotgun and never fucking dying.

Seriously guys, just go fucking pick up anything else on the 360. Anything. And it will have better MP code than that piece of shit. Ive never played a game that broken ever. Not in 10+ years of playing games online have I played anything so utterly unplayable and unenjoyable. It just boggles my mind that the community just keeps on playing as if nothing is wrong with the game. I cant believe in this day and age of xbox Live and online gaming as big as it is that Gears MP is even exceptable. You guys must really be dedicated fans to keep playing that shit.

I would just love to punch Cliffy B in his fucking face. The scene from family guy comes to mind where Stewie watches that Bewitched movie then leaves the theater, travels across the US, commutes to Will Farrells house, puts up a ladder and rings the door and then when Will comes to the door he punches him in the face and says "THAT WAS NOT FUNNY"
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 05/18/09 at 23:02:57
Yeah Ive moved on from Gears.

But L4D... HELL NO IM STILL PLAYING IT HOLMES! We need an amigo get-together.

And Halo Wars of course.

Lets hope E3 brings some new game announcements for this fall/winter.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/18/09 at 23:04:25
I think I'm pretty much done with Gears also.  I'm going to play the DLC maps and I MIGHT play a few games off and on, but I'm not going to play every night anymore.  I need to focus on beating KZ2 on the hardest difficulty.  I tried the online today and it's very good, but I sucked horribly.  No cover system of course, it's just a huge jump from Gears 2 which I've been playing for so many months.  I will get back online with KZ2 soon though, I just died super easy like 3 times in a row and went right back to the campaign.  I don't know how elite is easier, but it somehow is.  Maybe I'm a cover system whore now.  You have to stay behind cover every second in gears, if you aren't in cover, you damn sure better be rolling...

So it's a leap, but I want to play online NightShade and P7.  I haven't downloaded the maps yet though.

I do want to thank Xizor for putting up with the bullshit two nights in a row though.  I do think you should get that lvl 15 achievement since you're only like 1.2 levels away.  I would just wait until the DLC comes out though so you won't be so freshly frustrated over it.  If I didn't have a RL close friend (blaze) to play with, I don't think I would have stuck around honestly.  It is very frustrating.  And host advantage is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.  I know, let's make a competitive game for a bunch of prepubescent shit talkers and make one of them have the server at their fucking house...EVERY GAME.  It's literally a food chain with the host at the top and people that live nearby a notch below him.  Everyone else is fucked.

And some people (Not mentioning names) will ONLY play when they are the host and then brag how good they are the whole time while they're host...it's sickening really.

As far as picking up other games, I'm renting UFC Unleashed tomorrow and I'll play anyone that wants to tap out.  I'm going to be playing KZ2 for the next couple weeks but I also have Mass Effect and BioShock.  As far as online multiplayer games, the only ones taht interest me (retail games) are Gears and L4D.  I try to get into Halo but its just too....I can't even think of a word, I never could, I just don't enjoy the vibe.  It seems kiddish, insanely fake both realistically and in story, and none of the characters, enemies, settings, or theme of the game captures my attention.  No offense to Hellbent and Xizor bc I know you like that.  I might play online a few times with you guys in the future, but I M SUPER HUMBLE O I think Halo 1-3 have always been crappy.  I would rather play Halo Wars, and you know how I thought that was cheaply done.

A lot of things have to equate to a certain number mathematically for me to enjoy the game.  It has to have some combination of setting, intriguing characters, storyline/timeline, awesome weapons/moves/combos/dialogue (in story games).  If you only have one or two I might not even finish the entire 6 day rental and take it back early.

I'm just rambling now so I'll stop.

MODIFICATION - Family Guy is the funniest cartoon in a long time and E3 is going to be EPIC this year.
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Post by SynthR on 05/18/09 at 23:05:41
That's a nice Gears rant. Too bad I'm the original Gears hater. I'm glad I never picked that game up. I had enough during one rent.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/18/09 at 23:21:11

NightShade wrote on 05/18/09 at 01:31:50:
Has anybody downloaded the new Killzone maps? I think they were released soon after I left for Italy and I haven't had a chance to play KZ2 yet since being back. Are they awesome?


The train level's pretty awesome. The first time I played it, I got killed by one of the hazards almost immediately after spawning. I know that sounds crap, but that's just to give you the idea of how interesting it makes the level when shit that can kill you is just flying by. The best part is when you're trying to jump across the gap between the trains, counting "1...2...3...4" and then JUMPING.

The cruiser map isn't bad, but it's not nearly as interesting either. I think they're a little overpriced at $6, and you don't really need them because a lot of people still aren't running them, but if you want them they're worth it.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/18/09 at 23:27:30
The train level sounds insanely painful and insanely fun at the same time.  I'll get it eventually.  I forgot you had KZ2 X-Man, so if you want to play sometime let me know.  I should be online later on tonight like 9-10 est.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/18/09 at 23:37:23
I've actually drifted away from KZ2 a little bit since I made General the other night. I know there's still a lot of unexplored depth to it (I still haven't unlocked the secondary abilities for about half the classes). I'll keep an eye out for you, though. I'm playing through Resistance 2's campaign right now, once I've finished that I'll probably spend some time with that game's multiplayer.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 05/19/09 at 04:13:51
Yeah, it's a shame about Gears 2's MP. It seems it's gotten to much worse since it first came out. Every time I play it seems worse than the last as far as cheating and shit goes. But Gears is the only 360 exclusive that I really love I think, so if we ever get some big Gears 2 games together I'm in, but I suspect we may be waiting until Gears 3, or going back to Gears 1 for that to happen. I will probably get the DLC and play it though, hopefully you folks do too so we can get back in for a few TMA games at least. Until then, I don't know that there's much on the 360 that I'll be playing. I still have yet to play L4D since the update so I'd be up for that, but L4D doesn't really hold my attention for very long for some reason.

Now that I'm back I'll probably be mostly playing Killzone 2 when I have time. It's a pretty shitty time for gaming right now, so few good games on the horizon (IMO). E3 had better fucking deliver, seriously. The only announced game that's coming any time soon that I want is Modern Warfare 2.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/19/09 at 12:32:57
I am going to be the first to admit that I overly used the checkpoint tracker in KZ2 to know where the hell i am going. Its too intense to not know where you are going. And yes the Train board was frustrating, but that Turret saved my ass constantly. I shot those barrells and made those Helghast scream
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/19/09 at 20:50:19
PS3 owners rejoice! Fallout 3 DLC is finally coming to the PS3. Two new DLCs announced.

"Bethesda has announced that those Fallout 3 DLC packs that Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for the last few months will be heading to the PS3 starting with Operation: Anchorage in late June. The other two DLC packs, The Pitt and Broken Steel will be released four to six weeks apart. A patch will be released for the game in order to make these DLC packs work with the PS3 version of the game. All release dates are yet to be nailed down.

In addition, two new DLC packs have been announced and will be heading to both platforms. Point Lookout, as revealed by retailers earlier this month, will feature a massive swampland area to explore and in Mothership Zeta you'll suffer through an alien abduction. These packs will be available on Xbox 360 and PC starting late June and on PS3 once the first three have been released.

If you don't have an internet connection (huh?) these packs can still be obtained through two new disc-based packages for Xbox 360 and PC. The first -- containing Anchorage and The Pitt -- will be available in June in Europe and May 26 in the US, with the second containing the rest of the DLC in August worldwide. A GOTY version of Fallout 3 will be available in October for PS3, 360 and PC, which will include all five add-on packs."


Awesome. Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 05/19/09 at 22:21:14
I told you.  They are also bringing the GTA IV DLC over.

You guys will get MGS IV though, but it won't be until 2010.  Everything is a timed exclusive.  We got Bioshock and Mass Effect.  You guys will get MGS IV for sure.

EDIT - That's the only reason I kept Fallout 3 and GTA IV this long is so I can get the DLC.  I also kept MGS IV because they are finally patching trophies and 2 levels with Raiden are coming as DLC.
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Post by SynthR on 05/20/09 at 05:32:17
Here's a great website that I just found that lists Trade In Values to Blockbuster, EB and Futureshop/Bestbuy. Seems to stay up to date fairly well.

http://www.tivs.ca/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 05/20/09 at 12:46:16
Even if MGS IV is going to be on X360, i wouldnt want it. The PS3 version took up almost the entire BluRay. That means they will have to water down, alter somethings, or slap the game into 5 discs just to get it into the X360.

GTA IV will get DLC for PS3, after the episodes 1 and 2 are done on X360 as Micro paid for those 2 episodes exlusively.So once those 2 are both released, you can expect PS3 to start getting some love.


Ninja Gaiden 3 is a definate.


MGS5 possible announcement in E3
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Post by magnum on 05/20/09 at 14:45:21
MGS4 to 360? Wow. It'd be pretty cool if it does. 5 DISCS HERE I COME!!

Cool link for trade in's Synthr. I was wondering what some of the games I'm gonna trade in were worth. thanks.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/20/09 at 19:08:54
Possible new Team Ico (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus) game footage of their new game called Project Trico, probably a working title. Still supposedly a "rumor" as the video isnt confirmed but anyone with half a brain knows it to be true. This will probably be revealed at E3 but this is a reason to have a PS3 right here.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/19/rumor-team-icos-third-project-trico-revealed/
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/20/09 at 21:42:01
Hideo Kojima has a teaser website that will reveal his next title at:
http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/

As of this writing, there is 28 hours and change left so we'll see tomorrow at 9pm, I guess.  A lot of rumors are going that Kojima was right about him leaving MGS behind, and that the new game is NOT MGS, but the huge "5" that flashes in the middle might just prove everyone wrong.  I hope it's MGS5, and I hope Raiden is the main character.

MGSIV DLC as Raiden coming.

June 11th will be DLC for KZ2.  Two maps from the original Killzone being remade for Killzone 2.

Another PSN 4 player online exclusive announced.  Zombie Apocalypse.



Is it sad that the only thing to look forward to in this world is games anymore?  Shucks.  About MGSIV going to the 360.  I think it's very possible, but it would have to be scaled down graphically.  A lot of changes would have to be made.  I think if they compressed all of the sound files and brought the graphics down a notch (maybe the likes of Gears 2/L4D), it could possibly fit on 4 discs.  The problem with porting it though is the cheap shots at Microsoft throughout and the blatant pro-PS3 references.  Otacon's codec message "Snake, change the disc, ohh wait, we're on PS3, nevermind".  Snake controls the Mk II with a PS3 controller.  The fact that Microsoft's longest standing rival, Apple, has its logo in MGS4 over 20 times.  The fact Snake has an iPod.

I think all of these reasons (and more) are the reasons it's taking so long to port to the 360, but I'm sure its being done.  Konami would miss out on a different market if they were to not do that.

MODIFICATION - This is how PSXExtreme details Zombie Apocalypse.

"You'll be able to choose from four "unlikely heroes" and the arsenal is gonna be impressive. You will always have a chainsaw "strapped to your back," for example, and your default weapon is the M-16 that absolutely never runs out of ammo. HA! You've also got the option of blowing the walking undead to kingdom come with C4, and you can find other weapons as well, including the chaingun, dual SMGs, shotgun, and the ever-popular flamethrower. Light 'em up! Finally, with 55 levels spread across 7 unique environments, the player will get plenty of bang for his buck. We'll fill you in on the full release details (date and price) when they become available but in the meantime...well, just prepare your fingers for more zombie slayin'."

Sounds like top-down, arcade style, zombie horde mode.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/21/09 at 12:41:32
It would be awesome to play as Raiden (Ninja version) and maybe even somehow bring back the coolest MGS boss of all time. Psycho Mantis. He barely had a cameo appearance in the game. I wouldnt even call it a cameo. Very upsetting.


What Kojima might be doing is if you remember, You played specific "acts" of the game when you installed the portion to the PS3 hdd. They may sell MGS4 as "episodes" or "acts" on XBL instead of making ten discs. Actually, I wouldnt mind that idea, like Siren on PS3. What they also may be doing is a side story or spinoff of MGS4 for the XB360. Who knows. But its most likely not going to be the same game I played before. And I am guessing/hoping the big 5 is MGS5 with Raiden. They need more MGO content too :)


Looking forward to all the DLC coming out for KZ2 and MGS4.


Ninja Gaiden 3 willl be multi platform simutaneously

Resistance Space on PSN Home this week


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Post by magnum on 05/21/09 at 14:38:31
That Zombie Apocolypse sounds pretty cool. Looks almost MUA like in ways. I might have to check that out.

Hold on...I have to pull the Gears 2 needle out of me......
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Post by XIZOR on 05/21/09 at 18:24:25
Sorry Mag. No Zombie Apocolypse for you. PS exclusives I guess. I could have sworn that was coming to XBLA because I was going to download that game. Fuck.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/22/09 at 06:49:30
Anybody play the inFamous demo yet? It seems pretty rockin'. Reminds me a lot of what little I played of Crackdown, but you can shoot lightning, which reminds me more of how much fun I had killing rooftop guards with throwing knives in Assassin's Creed. It's getting good reviews, so I may have to drop the money for it next week.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/22/09 at 12:56:17

X-Man wrote on 05/22/09 at 06:49:30:
Anybody play the inFamous demo yet? It seems pretty rockin'. Reminds me a lot of what little I played of Crackdown, but you can shoot lightning, which reminds me more of how much fun I had killing rooftop guards with throwing knives in Assassin's Creed. It's getting good reviews, so I may have to drop the money for it next week.



Yea I played the demo and its really good. And every review ive seen has been 9/10 or 9.X  or something so yea this is a definate pickup. Ill be doing the bad karma first. Only thing is the good karma side effects are u regain health using electricity. It doesnt matter , i always do bad first. Good maybe if I like it enough. I hear there is alot of good replay value.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/22/09 at 13:50:01
Shit.

Looks like I'd have to get L4D in then to satisfy my zombie killing urges.

Damminizzle


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 05/22/09 at 20:48:27
No L4D plays pretty damn good online, there isnt much lag, no one cheats or stand bys, and no one has host advantage so I dont think youd enjoy L4D that much.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/22/09 at 22:38:10
I found this interesting as I plan on picking up this game next week.

"Codemasters' Fuel is big, and while some may argue that size doesn't matter, they're probably just jealous of the open-world racer's immense girth. In fact, the upcoming off-road racing game was recently crowned by Guinness World Records for having the largest playable environment in a console game ever with 5,560 square miles of accessible in-game terrain."
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/23/09 at 00:38:39

XIZOR wrote on 05/21/09 at 18:24:25:
Sorry Mag. No Zombie Apocolypse for you. PS exclusives I guess. I could have sworn that was coming to XBLA because I was going to download that game. Fuck.


IT is coming to XBLA. It was mistakenly reported as a PSN exclusive.

http://playstation.joystiq.com/2009/05/19/mgswha-new-deets-on-konamis-psn-exclusive-zombie-apocalypse/

And yeah I'll be buying that one.

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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/23/09 at 02:14:10
Good news for you guys then.  Since everyone seems to like it I might get it for 360.  We'll see how it goes.  Fuel looks awesome, I'll definitely check that out.  I didn't play the demo for InFamous, I probably won't bother downloading it because I know I'm going to play it pretty soon.  I'm just severely swamped in games at the moment.  I'm still having amazing fun with UFC also.  Trophies/Achievements are  all very challenging and noteworthy, which is great.  A lot of them now are just cliche as hell already.
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 05:04:18
Here's a laugh from the 1vs100 game tonight.

Absolute first question: What movie does Vin Diesel star in that has a game of the same name?
- myst
- wheelman
- zoo tycoon 2

The second I saw Zoo Tycoon I started joking about it with the friend I was playing with. When you're in the "crowd" you're put into a party of 4 to compete against and someone in my group picked Zoo Tycoon so I start pissing myself laughing. Turned out The One, the guy that's competing for big prizes, picked Zoo Tycoon as well. I fucking died. My allergies are bad right now and I couldn't fucking breath I was laughing so hard. First question and he gets it wrong over Vin Diesel and god damn Zoo Tycoon. He was so sure of his answer he didn't even use one of his Helps. LMAO!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 05/23/09 at 15:34:22

XIZOR wrote on 05/22/09 at 20:48:27:
No L4D plays pretty damn good online, there isnt much lag, no one cheats or stand bys, and no one has host advantage so I dont think youd enjoy L4D that much.


Yea sure. L4D is still pretty awesome in my book. I just don't fit in with your professional tournament crowd.

Don't wanna hold you up any....being the weak link and all.
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 17:22:49
If you want to play, we play. If you want to learn the ins and outs I'm sure none of us mind. Just expect to be told what to do constantly, lol.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/23/09 at 17:25:09
Batman Arkham is looking better and better
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Post by XIZOR on 05/23/09 at 18:25:27

SynthR wrote on 05/23/09 at 17:22:49:
If you want to play, we play. If you want to learn the ins and outs I'm sure none of us mind. Just expect to be told what to do constantly, lol.


Yea Mags. I dont mind playing with you but you are way behind in that game so do be prepared to be told what to do constantly, but the game isnt that hard. Any ways the whole L4D League gaming has pretty much died down so Im open to play whenever. Long story but a bunch of shit went down with my team and for some reason the remaining members just havent been up for playing lately for some reason, although I always am.
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 18:48:17
I've been sick with allergies so thankfully you guys haven't wanted to play L4D recently. I'm having trouble speaking and I cough all the time. If you want to play this week I'm down though.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 05/24/09 at 06:00:18
I tried the InFamous demo and thought it was alright. It didn't really grab me - some of the powers are cool, but I don't think it'd hold my attention for very long.

The Red Faction demo I think I actually enjoyed more. I really miss the geo-mod, but if you don't think about that and how awesome it was and how stupid they are for taking it out, it isn't half bad.
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21
As to whether or not we would be seeing a MGS4 on the 360... I think if it ain't announced at E3 then for sure it ain't happening.

And P7, just because "it almost filled up a blu-ray disc", does not mean it can't be compressed or they could use 2-4 DVDs. Games on the 360 are compressed to fit 8gb, and you can bet your bottom they also take up 10-50gb of space or enough to 'fill a blu ray disc', but the developers compress everything.

The game is also completely linear, how would having more than 1 disc be negative?

Multi-platform games on the PS3 are in the 15-40+gb range... but do you see any difference in quality between those and the less than 8gb 360 versions? No, there isn't a single example. The compression has not harmed the product in any way whatsoever.

The graphics quality for a 360 version would be the same. I would imagine there would have to be 2-3 discs, since the game has so many cut-scenes, but as to graphics and visuals being compromised... thats just not probable.

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As far as the Gears2 rant goes, I find myself a tad in the middle.

I loved the game, even though it was a mess at launch, and I completely disagree with you Nightshade, the game has gotten MUCH better since release. The amount of cheaters went down considerably, as well as lag switchers, and the patches came in timely fashion. You never really played the game that much so I don't think your comment on Gears getting worse has much base.

Despite all the crap host issues and certain exploiters... the game still fucking rocked. Its just the shame of having some games completely lag and others being perfect. It gives that see-saw effect, one minute you love the game, the other times you hate it.

Xizor, we know you love Halo and you're a fanboy of that series. But honestly, Halo is so much easier to play than Gears of War. I wasn't even decent in Gears until 2 years after I began... whereas Halo was instantaneously a breeze to catch on to. I think most of your hate stems from not being good at the game, but I will agree the host advantage does put things out of balance and really tips the scales for some teams.

You can call the series and game crap, but its still good. I may not like Halo FPS that much, but I can still acknowledge and understand how some would enjoy it. Same as Fallout 3, I fucking detest playing that game, but I totally know its a good game and see how its fun for people.

I stopped playing the game when my 360 red ringed, and when I got a new one, I fell in love with Halo Wars and never really went back to Gears 2. Probably won't either, maybe not until that new DLC arrives or something.

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And SCoLD. I share your feelings about Halo being an overrated shooter. Multiplayer wise... its ok, but to me too much rock-paper-scissors. I guess after years of playing Halo1-2 multiplayer ive just burned out on it... but campaign coop wise is a total blast I find.

And bah! Halo Wars is not bland :P Probably the best RTS I have played since Generals: Zero Hour. And not to mention it is made on the console for the console, so it is receiving patches, balance updates, playlist tweaks, and content add-ons... unlike some other console RTS games ::shakes fist at C&C3:: Gosh I cant get enough of this game.

And yeah man we need a big E3 cuz its just looking like Zombie Apocalypse is the only "must-have" right now... ;D

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Post by NightShade on 05/24/09 at 11:05:42

RoaDiE wrote on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21:
I loved the game, even though it was a mess at launch, and I completely disagree with you Nightshade, the game has gotten MUCH better since release. The amount of cheaters went down considerably, as well as lag switchers, and the patches came in timely fashion. You never really played the game that much so I don't think your comment on Gears getting worse has much base.


All I know is that when it came out, for the first month or two, I didn't have much trouble at all, and during that month or so I was playing pretty much non stop. After TMA dispersed into other games, I kind of stopped playing as much, but I'd come back every once in a while and every time it was some sort of bullshit.

Now, some of that may have to do with me not noticing it as much because I didn't know about how prominent it was, etc., but now when I get on I see games with MASSIVE lag, games where my gun goes off like 8 seconds after I pull the trigger. I NEVER saw that kind of stuff in the first month or two of Gears 2 or the many, many months of Gears 1.

Part of it may also be that I've always tried to play private games, and that was a lot easier to do in the first few months because there were so many people playing early on, so I wasn't using the matchmaking system and playing with strangers.

I haven't looked at any statistics or anything, but I know that this crap is still out there and it's ridiculous that it is. They should have stopped ALL of that nonsense by now.

And it really sucks too because the last time I played, the core gameplay balance has much improved over the launch version IMO and I enjoy the game itself a lot more. If they could fix this stuff I would be all over it.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/24/09 at 11:54:57
Yes Roadie, as Ive said countless times I dont like Gears because Im not good at it, Ive always been straight forward in admitting that truth, but I have no desire to be good at it when the developers cant even make the game playable for the most part. I will admit moments of joy and fun while playing the double XP weekend last week, but those moments were so few and far between that they never lasted long enough for me to really even care enough to torture myself with game after game in the hopes of maybe getting a good game going.

I will admit to liking the respawn modes far more than the one life modes and if the lag and other issues were fixed Id probably play the game pretty regularly to be honest.

Speaking of Gears 2 I found this interesting the other day. Apparently the Gears community has gotten together in protest of the smoke grenades so much so that Cliffy B and the devs might actually address the issue.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/985/985628p1.html

Now if only the community would ban together like that and demand that something be done about the games many problems beyond smoke grenades, which never even occured to me that it was a problem, then we might actually see the game get fixed. Im just wondering if the hardcore fans are just so used to playing the god awful mess that is Gears MP that they dont even realize how broken it is anymore?
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Post by magnum on 05/24/09 at 15:01:31
"Despite all the crap host issues and certain exploiters... the game still fucking rocked. Its just the shame of having some games completely lag and others being perfect. It gives that see-saw effect, one minute you love the game, the other times you hate it."

Exactly. I realize how broken this bullshit can be at times. Unfortunately I feel it's more the player base than the developers at fault. (Lag switch & expliots) Sure they should've made a "better game" but, they aren't going to know about exploits and gameplay untill the community plays it and wears it out. Look at TMB. We had to tweak that to suit TMA's playing style. Doesn't mean TMB sucked. It was the player whoring Axel with the paracite relic and unlims.

If Gears 2 had the option to turn certain things off, stop cuncuss smoke, no mining of grenades, and dissolve room/game that has exccessive lag.......it would definately be a better game overall. I've gone back and played Gears 1 for an entire night and lemmie tell ya something. 2 is better than 1. I just wish some eliments could have carried over. Like matchmaking. (cough)

I am so loving this "No Knockdown Weekend" of smoke grenades. It's wonderfull. I have been so sick and fucking tired of getting knocked down, stood over and blasted. Or randomly getting knocked on my ass just about anywhere in a level because that's all some people do is camp (with smoke) and hide.

I just hope they keep it this way. And also disable the fucking mine grenades too for fucks sake. Sounded great when it was announced. Now it fucking completely ruins the game. Esspecially in territory games. I had this one fucker in one game just mine spawn continuously. So I knew when I repawned on their side, I was dead because he put it just out of reach of invunerability, and close enough to go off before you could get away. Or the asshole that runs around mining random areas of the map getting cheap ass kills. It's funny when they are shitty players with no kills, because the map changed to poison.

I don't wanna quit because loosing 1500 points is to steep to take. I'm not that good to make that up that quick.

I fucking hate you sometimes Ciff you piece of shit.   >:(  I hope he does listen to all these complaints.
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Post by SynthR on 05/24/09 at 15:55:36
Xizor - Not sure if you've read this or not but Fuel has been delayed until June 5th. Now we must wait another week!

http://kotaku.com/5267163/fuel-release-delayed-one-week
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/24/09 at 18:09:26
PS3 Fallout 3 owners rejoice! You're going to get all the downloadable content!

We are pleased to announce that Fallout® 3 downloadable content (DLC) is coming to PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. We have been working on implementing it for a while and look forward to bringing it to PS3 gamers via the PlayStation Network. Operation: Anchorage will be released for PS3 in late June, followed by the release of The Pitt and Broken Steel 4-6 weeks apart. Release dates will be forthcoming.

In addition, a new update will be released for PS3 that will allow users to download and play the new DLC. The release date for that update will be announced at a later date.

There are also two new DLCs planned for all three platforms:

   * Point Lookout – Explore a massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content.
   * Mothership Zeta – The aliens have returned, and they're pissed. Experience an alien abduction first hand and find out if you're tough enough to survive.

Point Lookout will be available in late June for Xbox 360 and PC. Cost will be 800 points or $9.99. It will be available through Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live and through token cards available at retail. Point Lookout will be available on PS3 after the first three DLCs have been released.

Mothership Zeta is scheduled for release in late July for Xbox 360 and PC. Cost will be 800 points or $9.99. It will be available through Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live and through token cards available at retail. Mothership Zeta will be available on PS3 after Point Lookout.

Finally, new Fallout 3 products will be available at retail this year.

Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #1 includes The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on May 26.

The Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #2 includes Broken Steel and Point Lookout on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC in August.

Retail versions of the game add-on packs for PS3 are not possible and the DLC will only be available for download online via PlayStation Network.

A Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition will be available in October. It will include the original game plus all five add-ons for $59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and $49.99 for PC.

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Post by SynthR on 05/24/09 at 18:30:59
I believe that was posted on the last page! Dammit!
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/24/09 at 19:22:19

SynthR wrote on 05/24/09 at 18:30:59:
I believe that was posted on the last page! Dammit!


And I believe I didn't read the last page, goddamn it!  8-)
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Post by Pse7en on 05/24/09 at 19:57:13

RoaDiE wrote on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21:
As to whether or not we would be seeing a MGS4 on the 360... I think if it ain't announced at E3 then for sure it ain't happening.

And P7, just because "it almost filled up a blu-ray disc", does not mean it can't be compressed or they could use 2-4 DVDs. Games on the 360 are compressed to fit 8gb, and you can bet your bottom they also take up 10-50gb of space or enough to 'fill a blu ray disc', but the developers compress everything.

The game is also completely linear, how would having more than 1 disc be negative?

Multi-platform games on the PS3 are in the 15-40+gb range... but do you see any difference in quality between those and the less than 8gb 360 versions? No, there isn't a single example. The compression has not harmed the product in any way whatsoever.

The graphics quality for a 360 version would be the same. I would imagine there would have to be 2-3 discs, since the game has so many cut-scenes, but as to graphics and visuals being compromised... thats just not probable.



Maybe not now, because most games are made for X360 and simply ported to the PS3. But they are already talking about games originally planned for PS3 will be better quality and are preferred over X360 version. PS3 is starting to get smarter and will eventually take the lead. Its already been said that :

- Ghostbusters and Dantes Inferno - Made for the PS3 and ported to the X360 and for both games, they are talking that you would want the preferred PS3 version. Why? Because it was made to be played on the PS3 and later it was decided they would port to X360. So the DEVS are the ones preferring the PS3 version, not me.

Final Fantasy XIII and Tekken 6 - Made for PS3 but will be ported to the X360. They are already talking about how they need to restructure the FFXIII game and edit out alot of the good stuff so it could be played on an X360. One of the biggest things was the jap voice overs. Alot of ppl are pissed about that for the X360 version. They are nudering alot of these PS3 games being ported to the X360. And its not coming from me. Its coming from the devs talking about it.

Rage - Not only is the X360 version going to be inferior to the PS3 version, but they have to "change" the story around and break up the game to fit various discs because of th X360 limitations in comparison to the PS3. They said it would be a watered down version. And get this, the devs were very upset about it but because of putting so much time into that version, they werent going to sit on it.


You all know me and i am totally against fanboism. But I am just stating the facts. IF, and its a very big IF they decide to port MGS4 over to X360, it will not be the perferred version to play if you had that option. Trying to justify which is better just because you only have an X360 makes you a siple fanboy. It will definately need to be either one of 4 things:

1 - Make it on multiple discs
2 - Release the first "Act" on the disc and release the rest as DLC (including MGO)
3 - Water alot of content down so it doesnt kill your X360 trying to play it.
4 - Make it into a spin off version of MGS4 and change it around so it cant be made officially into MGS4 completley

Again, this is based off of what I have read and not my own opinons. I am not a fanboy, but I am telling you that this is just the way it is. Being I own both systems, I can appreciate the facts from both ends. 2009/2010 maybe the hour of the PS3 for sure.

A game like InFamous will bring the PS3 back to life when it finally gets released. And you see how well done these PS3 exclusives are? Because they are not simple ports from another console. Dont even get me started about MAG. I am sorry to say, but the X360 is finally starting to show its age. Slowly and it will be a while before anything drastic happens. But we all know which is more powerful. and FFXIII for instance will be making FULL use of the PS3 power. It cannot be compared to X360. So in essence, FFXIII will be inferior on the X360 version. Its just the way it is.


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Post by XIZOR on 05/24/09 at 20:03:43
Whats funny is that Grindhouse said PS3 owner rejoice! which is exactly what I said, lol.

And yea SynthR I saw that a day or so ago about Fuel. Not that big of a deal. It actually works out better for me as Ive got about 4 or 5 games I need to play this week, not to mention I need to finish paying off Fuel.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/24/09 at 23:39:15

RoaDiE wrote on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21:
Multi-platform games on the PS3 are in the 15-40+gb range... but do you see any difference in quality between those and the less than 8gb 360 versions? No, there isn't a single example. The compression has not harmed the product in any way whatsoever.


The sound is the only thing dramatically changed.  Still though, 1080p on 360 isn't 1080p on a PS3.  I use the same HDMI cable and TV for both, but some things on the 360 are just "grainier" for "foggier" than some PS3 games.  I can't explain it but comparing the games' screen shots, multiplat or exclusive, you can tell a difference.  Even if the difference is only a small lighter/darker change.  Exclusive games though show it much, much more.  Once more devs develop on the PS3 first, it will become more and more apparent.


RoaDiE wrote on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21:
And SCoLD. I share your feelings about Halo being an overrated shooter. Multiplayer wise... its ok, but to me too much rock-paper-scissors. I guess after years of playing Halo1-2 multiplayer ive just burned out on it... but campaign coop wise is a total blast I find.
And bah! Halo Wars is not bland :P


About Halo, if this was 2007 maybe I could submerge myself into H3, but there are waay to many (IMO) better games that I want need to play so Halo 3 will probably never leave the back burner.  I would play it co-op campaign though because that actually sounds like a lot more fun than sitting through it solo.  And yes, I tried.

About Gears 2, I only started playing in February, so I can't speak for November-December, but I have played through two updates and I thought both of the updates helped the game.  Also, if the private/public rules are the same...if you were playing a private game NightShade then whomever was hosting the game was the actual host, which could very well have been you on your T3, so it makes sense that you would see very little lag, if any during a private match.


wrote on 05/24/09 at 09:47:21:
Unfortunately I feel it's more the player base than the developers at fault. (Lag switch & expliots) Sure they should've made a "better game" but, they aren't going to know about exploits and gameplay untill the community plays it and wears it out.



Towards Magnum, when you say it's not the developers fault, it's the players...I can't agree with that.  It's not the players fault that it became possible for "some reason or another" to be able to shoot a boom shot holding a hostage.  Nor the player's fault that you can walk through the Pavillion backdoor with the boom shield.  Why does only one door work, not the same exact door next to it?  Why do I have to press a button combo (equip SG, pick up hostage (hold), equip weapon of choice, release hostage button) to glitch that?  Why the hell would/could that gotten past the developers 5 months after release?  I mean they fixed the hostage glitch, but there's many many more still out there.  Bugs are always the developers fault.  In a competitive field, some competitors will cheat to win, it's no different than using steroids or your husband paying someone to take out Nancy Kerrigan's knee.  We drugtest athletes for steroids, and developers should bug test their games before release.  IMO, Gears 2 should have been released much later, but Microsoft wanted it out for a big holiday rush.  It's buggier than a Virginia summer, and it came out last November.  It's not unplayable by any means, I've had a lot of fun with it, but doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insane.  And everytime I shoot someone point blank in the back or in the face or while he's lying on the ground...he should die.  And it's INSANE that it doesn't happen.  Host Advantage is something I thought was eliminated in 2002, and I think Microsoft really dropped the ball on Gears 2.  I think all Gears fans should stand up against Host Advantage waay fucking more than smoke grenades for crying out loud.  Although no smokes would be awesome too, then the host is pretty much guaranteed not to die   ::)

My games of going 76-7 are over.  It's fun, but the games going 6-20 with 5 chainsaw kills DOES NOT make up for it.  If I went to E3 and seen Cliffy B, I would have a sign that said "Dedicated Servers or WE RIOT".

About the PS3 taking over.  All I will say is I've liked the PS exclusives 100x more than Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Atari, etc.  No other company makes games like Sony does.  That's all my opinion and thats why I got the PS3 first.  The pluses far outweigh the minuses in my mind.  And with Sony snagging little developers from all over the world the game release for the next few years will likely be 2:1 Sony to Microsoft Games.  Sony will likely reaffirm their Software expenditure this year, which is supposed to be 1.5-almost TWICE what they have spent.  They are going software nuts.

I think I know most of Sony's secrets for E3, a lot of their things have leaked, price cut, slim PS3, TMPS3, "Zipper Technology", Uncharted&MAG demos online, etc.  My eyes will be on Microsoft this year because they've been quiet all year, I want to see what their ANSWER to Sony's progress so far is.  Sony has come a long, long way from last E3.  Many more strides have been taken towards #1 IMO and I think this rivalry is going to be heating up in a week and a half.
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/25/09 at 00:38:47
P7 First-

A lot of your dev facts are correct, but not entirely accurate. However, the technical understanding definately isn't.

99% games are actually made on the PC first, ported to 360 and PS3 afterwards; so one couldn't say games now are made for 360, nor could one say length of a game is some indicator that there are limits on the 360.

The Ghostbusters devs comments are a complete joke because they've never made a decent game before. Look up Terminal Reality and you'll see all the junk games they've ever created.

I think a lot of developers said they wanted to port from the PS3 to the 360 simply because its easier than doing it the other way around. From what we have seen so far, the results are better and versions have been identical. Dead Space, Mirror's Edge were both PS3 lead platforms.

FF13 and Tekken 6. Again, the only limitations are the disc space. How does having more than one disc limit anything? You didn't really answer the question. Sure the devs mentioned removing the japanese language, but I figured they didn't want to take the time to add that into the 360 version and get the lip syncing down when they could just use english only since its only getting a NA release.

If you truely think that Square Enix is using "100% of the SPUs" like they said, you should really give the demo a spin and get ready to feel underwhelmed. Not only is it made for PS3 in every way possible, but it runs at a native 720p, takes up 6gb and lasts a whopping hour long. It's hardly Uncharted quality and I don't see how on earth that game would need to be toned down to be playable on the 360. It looks mildly better than Lost Odyssey.

As to Rage. id Software stated that if the game was anything shorter than 2 discs they would have to make compromises, like removing graphics from areas the player couldn't visibly see from their end. Their beef was that Microsoft charges a fee if any game is 3+ discs, and they were hoping MS would waive the fee so id S. could be unhinged on Rage.

Again, you arent really understanding the issue. Its the disc limitation, nothing else is in the way. Every single complaint and every game mentioned here, especially FF13 and MGS4, are disc related problems.

This part in specific makes no sense...

"IF, and its a very big IF they decide to port MGS4 over to X360, it will not be the perferred version to play if you had that option. Trying to justify which is better just because you only have an X360 makes you a siple fanboy. It will definately need to be either one of 4 things:

1 - Make it on multiple discs
2 - Release the first "Act" on the disc and release the rest as DLC (including MGO)
3 - Water alot of content down so it doesnt kill your X360 trying to play it.
4 - Make it into a spin off version of MGS4 and change it around so it cant be made officially into MGS4 completley"

I am not trying to justify one is better than the other, I never once said that. I said the differences would be negligible if not non-existent.

I stated that some diligent compression work and making use of multiple discs would result in an identical product in FF13 and MGS4's case. How would playing MGS4 with 4 discs be ANY different? That's my point, which you never addressed. How would it destroy someone's 360?

The creator of both system's processors said they are capable of virtually the same thing, and that they both do the same job but where they differ is that they do opposite ways of getting the same end result.

How come multiple discs is suddenly the bane of today's gaming? I remember cracking open my FF7 case to see 4 discs and thinking of the sheer value I got from that. And if im not mistaken, doesn't MGS4 require mandatory installations in between chapters? Wouldn't it be faster and more efficient to just change to Disc 2 instead of simply waiting 1-5min for the installs to finish?


Scold -

Yeah I agree with you that Sony has the first-party advantage by a long shot. But they have probably 20 first party studios whereas Microsoft only has about 3-4.

And as to screen shots looking any different, I can't say I have noticed any grain or difference. Only difference noticed has been light/dark differences, which are completely subjective... one could simply prefer it darker or brighter and it doesn't mean one is better. Show me some examples of screenies where we see a clear winner and I'll defer that point to you :P The last comparison I ever watched was for RE5 and the only version that looked foggier was the PS3 version, by a long shot.


And as to whether or not we will clearly 'see a huge' difference in versions from MGS4 and FF13... we will have to see when the time comes and they arrive on the 360. My bet is on the games being identical as they are on the PS3.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/25/09 at 02:05:57
There's a 5 minute install before Chapter 1, and then 1 minute install before Chapters 2-4.  Then a 1.5 minute install for the final chapter.  So you could definitely save time, but that's not more efficient, since efficiency means SAVING ENERGY too.   ;D

I do think that the install times on the 360 will be much more, because the game is cutscene heavy, and the longest cutscene is as long as 25 minutes, which will most likely have to be installed.  There hasn't been a 360 game (to my knowledge) that has tested the steam ability of data, the longest movies I've encountered so far has been Mass Effect, but I'm sure BioShock is similar.  Not saying it can't be streamed, but it's a huge file and compression makes the loading process longer than dealing with uncompressed files.

As far as pictures, I didn't think the RE5 graphics were anything special, for either system.  Nor did I know there was much of a difference, but I just checked and sure enough, it's a little different.  The 360 version has a brightlight effect which makes the darker and lighter contrast a much bigger contrast, while the PS3 is a more medium of the two, with very little light/dark contrast.  I can't rip these images so I'll link them.

PS3 version - http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107530&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0
360 version - http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107499&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0

In my opinion, the PS3 version looks more realistic, but then again, art is art and everyone has different tastes.  I don't have pics to back this one up, but I played the UFC demo on the 360 and the retail version of the PS3.  The game looks exactly the same in every way except in the late second or third round when the players sweat.  The sweat looks 100% better on the ps3.  The lighting effects look more realistic and the shine on the fighters bodies (so gay) is realistic.

And the little details matter.  I won't forget playing Nathan Drake in Uncharted and standing under the waterfall, only to see the water move around my body and take shape around me.  Then leave that waterfall to see puddles in my shoes and wet clothes, which will dry as I keep walking.  The games press boundaries, instead of doing what everyone else has done (although the gore in Gears 2 is extra special).  And the fact that Sony has 20 first party dev companies under contract is definitely not a bad thing.  The difference is Microsoft gives their devs 2-4 years to make a game, and Sony allows their devs 2-10 years to make games.  Killzone 2 was in development for twice as long as Gears 2, but the realism shows.




Another game compared is Fight Night Round 4.  If you go here:
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/fight-night-round-4-xbox-360-vs-ps3

The pics are PS3 at first but if you mouseover the pictures, they turn to the 360.  There is only about .1% difference between the two, but if you look closer, and as the author mentions, there is FAR less background stuff on the 360 version.  No people standing at ringside, and less polished fans at ringside.  So someone made that decision somewhere along the lines for a reason.

And the icing on the cake, the graphics coming out now for many exclusives are second to NO game.  Check out, Killzone 2 graphics compared with the next lineup of Sony's exclusive (and some non) games, including Heavy Rain, Resident Evil 5, Quantum Theory, and God of War.

http://www.split-screen.com/2009/02/20/visual-comparison-killzone-2-versus-the-future/

No I didn't read any of the articles, I was just looking for 360 and PS3 screen comparisons.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/25/09 at 02:44:38
SCoLD is getting way to serious now comparing the detail on dudes sweaty bodies between the 360 and PS3 version of UFC so I think all his future arguments are now forfeit.
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Post by Roket on 05/25/09 at 03:19:06
Ill get Zombie Apocalypse if enough of you guys get it. Game looks pretty sweet.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/25/09 at 03:58:47
Here is my behind the times "what I'm playing" post...

... I picked up a copy of NFL 2K1 for the Sega Dreamcast  8-) For real, it was at a garage sale for $1.00. How could I pass?

Its funny because I remember when 2K1 came out we all flipped our lids at the graphics, which are flat out laughable by today's standards. It's still a fun game though. Has more of an arcade feel to it then I remembered. And takes up quite a bit of space on the VMU.

I'm going to order myself a copy of "Nightmare Creatures 2" for the Dreamcast ... as well as a copy of "Fatal Frame" for the PS2. I've heard good things about that game and sadly its one that I missed when it first came out.

So opinion time. Who here has "Oblivion" for the PC? Now that I finally have myself a PC that I can game on ... I've been thinking of picking it up. I've already got the PS3 GOTY edition of the game .... but with all the mods and shit for the PC version it looks like I could really get back into that one. Maybe I'll give away my PS3 game and just stick with the PC version?
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Post by NightShade on 05/25/09 at 05:48:08
I played through the InFamous demo again today, and I enjoyed it a lot more. The first time I ran into a bug that stopped me from progressing and I just assumed it was the devs' half-assed end to the demo, but apparently it was a one time glitch (one of the things under the train that you had to activate was already active and the train wasn't moving). Anyway, I got to see the evil version of everything, and some other powers and other gameplay mechanics which were quite awesome.
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Post by Roket on 05/25/09 at 06:39:17
I dunno if were allowed to ask for ROMs or anything on here but I'm in real need to play Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn but dont want to spend the $100 or more for the game.  Can anyone point me out where to get it? Tried Google but I'm either A) Too Skeptical B) Lazy
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/25/09 at 07:33:47
http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107498&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0

against

http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107498&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0

Look at the difference in gun clarity, hands, flesh tone colour and fuzziness. Thats a prime example of how RE5 looks better on the 360. The picture you showed is subjective, however this one is not. A clear winner is shown there. That game was a beauty of a gem, I don't see how anyone couldn't appreciate its visual prowess.

And Fight Night Round 3 looks identical to me aside from someone wearing a hat in the ps3 version whereas he has Grey hair showing in the 360... and one missing person in the crowd. So if you like hats I suppose get the PS3 version. I dunno.

And yes Killzone 2 looks better than Gears of War 2. However, I think watching the latest gameplay vidoes of Lost Planet 2 have made me wonder if that game is now top 360 visual eye candy and that game ain't finished. I did watch some Heavy Rain footage, looked good and reminded me of watching Alan Wake footage... it looked strikingly similar.
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Post by magnum on 05/25/09 at 16:36:00
Yea, I kinda stepped on my dick on that one. I'm mainly talking about tactics used for all modes. Like for Gaurdian. In Gears 1, it was tough to survive as leader. You had to hustle and fight. Now in 2, you just mine the shit out of an area, and hold out.

They only use about a couple hundred people to test shit right? When they release it, now they have millions. It's to damn bad that it takes that to find bugs. I'm sure if they had thousands test it, something would have still got by them. I don't know of any major game that hasn't gotten an update for whatever reason.

I fully agree with the boomshield glitch and others being the developers fault. Also the hopping through walls. Host advantage has, for whatever reason, seemingly returned. Of course people wouldn't use it if it isn't there. It's just a damn shame that there was more shit found after release than before it.

And it's still a damn shame that some of it still isn't fixed.




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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/25/09 at 21:32:01
The two pictures you linked were both the 360 version.  Might have just been me though.  And the picture you linked has the gun pointed close to the camera, with the entire side of the gun in a white "shine".  The 360 version has that white light shine that the PS3 does not.  So all it does is make the light/dark contrast an even greater gap.  But I do admit that the screenshot you linked looks very well done.  The reason I mentioned RE5's graphics not being overly impressive to me is because IMO it lacks realism.  Sheva is VERY well done, they obviously spent much more time on her than Chris because she's the eye candy.  Her body looks real but her face needs some work.  The mouth/tongue looks very fake, as does sweat and tears.  Not many games do water right these days so I'll let that pass.

The zombies were done well, a little too easy to fight with the knee shot/punch combo but I never played it on the hardest difficulty either, so I can't talk.  Chris IMO looks so fake.  His face and hair look amazing, as does his entire uniform.  His body shape though, it looks like a cartoon character.  I understand they are trying to make him muscular, but the way he is shaped is very proportional.  For that look, a man will have to work out his shoulders and arms every other day and literally not work at all on his lower extremities.  He just looks like he jumped out of a kids comic book to me.  That's my biggest complaint, the art direction for Chris' physique looks unreal.  And I don't mean Sheva's face unreal...waaay fucking Unreal.

Gears 2 to me is a much more fun game than Killzone 2 (although its a bit easier), it's just a shame Gears 2 doesn't play like Gears 2 online.  It's like a whole different game, unfortunately.  If Killzone 2 and Gears 2 got together and had a baby that would be the best shooter ever made.
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/25/09 at 22:30:33
PS3
http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107529&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0


360
http://www.cynamite.de/_misc/galleries/detail.cfm?pk=2127&fk=107498&opv=gal&page=1&order=&aid=0

Nah bro, that isn't a light/dark difference. Look at the gun, fingers, and all closeup detail. The PS3 is simply foggy (like you described earlier where you said 360 games were foggy). Sure the contrast differences are present, but thats not what Im talking about. How can you not notice the smudge effect? Despite one being slightly darker, every texture is simply smeered. If you cannot see a visible difference in texture quality, bring up both windows side by side.

Chris' face is identical in both with slight light/dark differences, but the gun and closeup hands are definately not. The light isnt making one appear better than the other because chris' face is identical while the other stuff is clearly worse looking.
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Post by SynthR on 05/26/09 at 00:04:33

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Post by RoaDiE on 05/26/09 at 00:57:04
No.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/09 at 01:07:40
Your all a bunch of graphics whores!
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Post by NightShade on 05/26/09 at 01:32:56

SynthR wrote on 05/26/09 at 00:04:33:


I don't know what's going on there but I like it. I like it a lot.
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Post by NightShade on 05/26/09 at 04:58:17
Does anybody know if there are any open world games that offer same-console local multiplayer? The only game I can think of that did this was San Andreas, which was cool but the fact that you were constrained to one screen kind of sucked. I've always wanted split screen co-op. I know why it's hard to do, but somebody's bound to do it eventually.

I remember hoping that Crackdown would offer that, but it only offered online MP and nobody that I knew had it. Infamous doesn't offer any kind of MP. Multiplayer would offer a lot of replay value to something like that, but without it I'm having a hard time convincing myself to buy InFamous instead of rent it. But it is really fun and I hear it has a lotta replay value. I may get it anyway, but I'm gonna probably wait until Prototype comes out to see how it compares.
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Post by magnum on 05/26/09 at 16:07:23
OMFG!!

I think Synthr is having a seizure!
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Post by SynthR on 05/26/09 at 17:33:46

NightShade wrote on 05/26/09 at 01:32:56:

SynthR wrote on 05/26/09 at 00:04:33:


I don't know what's going on there but I like it. I like it a lot.


I went through different stages with this picture. First I was horrified because my brain couldn't comprehend what it was seeing. Afterwards I became curious at such a fine display of puppetry. Now I sit and laugh at it every time. It's one of the weirdest things I've seen lately.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/09 at 20:43:45
To answer your question Night, I dont think there are any open world co-op games that offer same-console play or split-screen. At least if there are any I cant think of them. There are a couple open-world games that offer co-op play on seperate consoles like Saints Row 2 but I dont think thats what you are looking for.

I also downloaded the that Red Faction MP demo yesterday and its surprisingly fun. I played the MP beta back last year and thought it was ok, but the newer version is a lot more solid then what I played last time. Not to many drastic changes aside from the destruction being a hell of a lot better than I remember and the rebuilding of everything that you can do now is fucking awesome. Definitely the coolest MP Ive played in a while considering how everything is so cookie cutter and "me too" these days.

Whats awesome is knocking structures and buildings down on top of people or watching someone miscalculate destroying something and it coming down on top of them and killing them. I also like how all the destruction stays now as it didnt before from what I remember. The weapons and back packs are also pretty awesome.

The demo actually has a party system so some of us could party up and play if anyone is interested. I wouldnt mind fucking around with it since its free and there seem to be plenty of people playing it and its fun.
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Post by SynthR on 05/26/09 at 21:08:40
RF Demo? I'm down. Let me download this thing.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/26/09 at 23:09:41
Wow, that Red Faction demo sounds 100% better than the MP demo I heard about earlier.  All of the things I didn't like were fixed, so this has become a must-play for me.  Thanks for the update.
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Post by NightShade on 05/27/09 at 02:12:26
Huh, I had assumed that when SCoLD said he liked Gears better than KZ2 he had played online, but it seems that is not the case. P7, also, has not (I thought his PS3 was still out of commission but he said he had played the new levels didn't he?).

According to the KZ2 stats thing, myself and X-Man (and DSB to a lesser extent) are the only TMA'ers who have played KZ online, unless you guys are playing under aliases I don't have on my friends list. What gives dudarinos?
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/27/09 at 02:27:19
I have played Killzone 2 online, but only for about 10 minutes.  And no first person shooter will ever be as good as Gears 2 gameplay IMO.  It just can't be accomplished only looking at a gun and your hand IMO.

Plus the cover system not being included was a huge let down for me.  KZ2 is still an awesome game, and I'll jump back online again, but I just don't think it compares to offline Gears 2.  The bodies exploding and cover system top it easily, even if you can cheat-look around corners.  Gears 2 is also a much easier game though, and easy equals less frustration equals more enjoyable game in general.
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Post by NightShade on 05/27/09 at 05:50:42

-SCoLD- wrote on 05/27/09 at 02:27:19:
I have played Killzone 2 online, but only for about 10 minutes.  And no first person shooter will ever be as good as Gears 2 gameplay IMO.  It just can't be accomplished only looking at a gun and your hand IMO.

Plus the cover system not being included was a huge let down for me.  KZ2 is still an awesome game, and I'll jump back online again, but I just don't think it compares to offline Gears 2.  The bodies exploding and cover system top it easily, even if you can cheat-look around corners.  Gears 2 is also a much easier game though, and easy equals less frustration equals more enjoyable game in general.


I don't understand how 1st person and 3rd person are so different for you, and frankly you really don't have any ground to stand on having played it for ten minutes. It really is an excellent online MP game, and I enjoy the MP far more than the SP personally. If you ever want to give it another go 'round, let me know.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/27/09 at 06:22:54

NightShade wrote on 05/27/09 at 05:50:42:
and frankly you really don't have any ground to stand on having played it for ten minutes.


I definitely agree with you and I will be back in Killzone 2 online probably this weekend for sure.  I am going to a Motocross race Saturday but Saturday and Sunday I'll give Killzone 2 another go.  I died twice really early with no defense against gunfire other than to shoot back.  It's not so much the person (1st or 3rd), it's the cover system.  I admit that playing Gears made Killzone 2 seem very hard to adjust to.  I've been playing KZ2 on elite though without too much trouble so I think I'll be more able to handle my own this time around.  With the damage lingering three times as long as Gears, and the fact that the damage actually hurts your vision/aiming (unlike Gears) is a big step for me.

I DO enjoy what I've heard about MP KZ2 though, with upgrades and such and I will give it my all probably this weekend.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/27/09 at 06:56:08
My friend Tony just picked up a PS3 and a copy of RE5 so I've been playing back through that game via online co-op. Not the point of this post. You see the point of this post is the game that we came up with tonight, while playing Resident Evil 5.

I want a Shaun of the Dead video game. Some sort of hybrid Resident Evil / Left For Dead shooter (online of course) where you and up to four other people get to make your way from your apartment complex to The Winchester Bar. Naturally I'd have to be voiced by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As well as being written and directed by Edgar Wright.

Just think of how flipping funny that game could be. Even if the gameplay was so so ... it'd probably still be worth at least one play through just to hear the dialog.

This game needs to be made ASAP!
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Post by XIZOR on 05/27/09 at 08:48:05
Cover systems are for pussies. Another reason why I hate Gears. Come out and fight me like a man. Not to mention because of Gears now every game maker thinks they have to have a cover system in their game.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/27/09 at 09:23:10
I've had more fun with KZ2 than I ever have had with GoW, first or second. I think it's the bigger numbers. I do way better when it's 16v16 and not 5v5. The only thing I've come to hate about KZ2 is the Tactician. Once both teams are fighting over a single area in something like Search & Destroy or Capture & Hold, it turns into the FPS equivalent of a mosh pit, with everybody killing each other in the same 10 ft by 10 ft area over and over. I think it's a good mechanic but there's got to be a way to balance it.

Also, I've been dicking around with the Resistance 2 multiplayer a bit lately. The Cooperative is incredible. I never had fun playing a Medic until now.


GrindhouseCinema wrote on 05/27/09 at 06:56:08:
I want a Shaun of the Dead video game. Some sort of hybrid Resident Evil / Left For Dead shooter (online of course) where you and up to four other people get to make your way from your apartment complex to The Winchester Bar. Naturally I'd have to be voiced by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. As well as being written and directed by Edgar Wright.


I always had this idea for the video game version: Yvonne Of The Dead. You play as Yvonne, Shaun's friend who shows up periodically throughout the movie, and see the whole London zombiegeddon from her perspective. Of course you'd get the scenes where she meets up with Shaun in the beginning, middle and end, but otherwise it would be an entirely different experience with the same basic atmosphere.

Also, it doesn't look like anyone's posted about this yet: The Ballad Of Gay Tony. I hope this isn't a joke, because it's brilliant. Rockstar couldn't have come up with a better way to push people's buttons. This is something that'll even make a lot of gamers uncomfortable, judging by the typical Xbox Live chatter.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/27/09 at 09:24:35
It's not so much the COVER system that I like about Gears.  It's about not going into a fight blazing guns and trying to outsmart your opponents.  Maybe send one guy around the map to sneak behind them while the other guys shoot lancers/machine guns to distract the whole squad.  The problem I ran into with Resistance online (and the ten minutes with KZ2) was there was nothing to it but move and shoot.  Move and shoot.  I mean, how many years ago did I play a move and shoot game?  20?

I don't want the only defense I have against bullets to be my own bullets.  In Resistance it was whomever started shooting first generally won.  Unless one player was aiming for the head, the person who struck first won, pretty much every time.  Even more important than the cover system in Gears is the ROLL system.  While you are rolling you take much less damage, and you can roll in any direction.  On top of that, you can auto-change directions after the roll, making your moves completely unpredictable.  Then you can always roll and instantly slide into cover as well.

But otherwise you are just running and shooting.  I think I would honestly rather use the Nintendo gun with Duck Hunt then chasing things with my on-screen reticle clicking the same button.  In Resistance, the best aim/gun won first, then the first attacker otherwise.  In Gears, the best gun/aim usually wins first, then the most AGILE player, then finally whoever struck whom first.

Even though you die much faster in Gears, you can still react and kill someone sneaking up behind you fairly easily.  I'm sure I'll learn a better defense online in KZ2, but it seems like the only defense is to shoot back or RUN (L3) perpendicular to their bullets, which means I can't aim while I am doing that either.  In Gears you can shotgun, roll right, shotgun, roll left, shotgun, execute.

Just different styles I guess.  I don't think every game needs a cover system though, I just think maneuverability should reward players also.  That's why I play games like Twisted Metal, Warhawk, etc.  Where dodging is a huge difference maker in winning or losing.

MODIFICATION - Resistance 2 co op medic is brilliant.  I have yet to even finish R2's story because when I pop it in I want to play co-op.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/27/09 at 13:23:22
Speaking of Resistance 2. Has anyone tried to "infect" their PSP with Resistance Retribution? I have played through on both non-infected and infected versions of Retribution on PSP and it was worth both playthroughs. I know my opinions dont matter here as far as gaming but I just needed to let you guys know it was worth it if you havent tried the Retribution infected mode.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/27/09 at 20:50:21
I hadnt heard about the Ballad of Gay Tony, ha. I knew they were going to do another DLC but this almost just seems like a joke or something. Is it April again? They will more than likely show it off at E3 next week.

A game I saw today that just sounds so stupid is Rendition: Guantanamo. Its supposedly a game based on Guantanamo Bay? I dont even know how that would be fun unless you get to torture terrorists or something. Here is a trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beo6xJNr1GY

I like how exciting they make the game look by just showing a guy sitting in a cell.

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Post by XIZOR on 05/27/09 at 21:14:22
Achievement list for the upcoming Gears 2 All Fronts DLC.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/986/986572p1.html
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Post by Pse7en on 05/27/09 at 23:00:30
http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/index.html

Big Boss is back and Raiden to be shown SOON! And Raiden is wearing some kind of eye patch !

http://kotaku.com/5270922/first-big-boss-and-then-raiden-with-censored-kojima-interview

Sounds like a MGS sequel is all but confirmed.





And as far as the GTA IV DLC, they will also be providing the DLC bundle in a disc form.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/28/09 at 02:15:52
A little bit disappointed with the Gears achievements.  But it has a lot of horde, which is always fun.  Will be great still, so I'll get it.  I have Microsoft Points saved up for it anyway.

Wow, I'm delighted with the MGS news.  I should have knew better than to put it past Kojima to be sucked back into doing another Metal Gear.  It does seem to be a prequel of sorts, with Raiden and Big Boss as playable characters?!?  Sounds awesome to me.  And I didn't even think that Kojima would play the Big Boss card but I guess technically it works because it's NOT Solid Snake.  Well fucking played.

I would have definitely thought the Metal Gear Raiden (as I called it until this) would have been multiplatform, but Kojima is very adamant of not going to the 360.  I don't think it will change the fact that MGS4 will go to the 360 (probably announced at E3), but I do think MGS5 or whatever the next one will be a timed exclusive also, as long as Kojima is at the helm.  Maybe Konami will talk him out of it, or maybe he'll wise up and make 2x as much $$$...but if he sticks to his guns then that's how it will go down.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/28/09 at 02:45:07
I hope I am very wrong, but i doubt MGS4 will hit X360.  Just dont think it will. Its too perfect as it is now, to risk screwing that up just to port it over. But like I said, I hope i am completely wrong.

Now as far as this new Title is concerned, I am not s sure it would be an all-prequel or a prequel/post mgs4 game because Raiden is shown to be in the game as well


Again, I am not sure but we will see i guess.
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Post by NightShade on 05/28/09 at 03:00:22

wrote on 05/27/09 at 13:23:22:
Speaking of Resistance 2. Has anyone tried to "infect" their PSP with Resistance Retribution? I have played through on both non-infected and infected versions of Retribution on PSP and it was worth both playthroughs. I know my opinions dont matter here as far as gaming but I just needed to let you guys know it was worth it if you havent tried the Retribution infected mode.


I played the Retribution demo when I was on the trip and it was very solid. I'm sure I'll get it eventually, but I have a hard time bringing myself to play my PSP when I have a 360 and PS3 sitting in front of me. Though I did beat Chains of Olympus and played through some of Ace Combat X on the trip, both of which were actually very good.

As for the potential new Metal Gear, sounds awesome. 4 was such a perfect way to end the franchise, but I guess they don't want to go out just yet. I was honestly hoping for a Zone of the Enders game, but really, if they get anywhere near the quality of MGS4 with the new game I will be fucking thrilled. I still say that is the best single player game ever.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/28/09 at 03:16:50
Im very pleased with the new Gears achievements, especially since most are tied to horde mode. The only thing I dont like is that most of them are achieve rank such and such and then beat such and such in horde. Im not going to torture myself through to much more MP just for those achievements. I just like them cause I know when that map pack comes out people will want to play horde again. I may play Gears for a small time after the next map pack but after it comes out Im trading that fucking game in for good.

I wish I could be excited about MGS news but I dont know what the hell is happening in the story since MGS on the PS1 as I havent played any of the other ones, nor do I have a PS3 yet. I was however hoping for a new Zone of the Enders as well.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/28/09 at 03:53:29
I'm thinking of giving my PSP to my little brother this Xmas maybe.  I still don't have a job and I very rarely play it, so it seems like its two birds with one stone.  If they rented PSP games out I would have played a lot more, but I can't justify spending the 40 unless its something like Resistance, GoW, or the GTA games.  Those are the only real ones I own besides Head On.

Best single player game ever is a HUGE title.  It would probably take me months to think of another worthy competitor, so you're probably right.  I do think the Metal Gear Solid franchise is the easily the most detail oriented, mythology-making, real world-satire encompassing franchise ever.  The time line is genius.  If you have a PS3, I recommend you download the MGS database, a Wiki file with every character and plotline detailed.  I'm a wiki and MGS fan, so that gets me hard and stuff.  I didn't play ZoE, but I heard it was amazing so I wouldn't mind seeing a remake/sequel so I can see it first hand.  I know everything Kojima touches will be gold from here on out.

The reason I was disappointed with the achievements is because I am already over level 50, so I could do all of these achievements (minus the extra "deleted" [aka unfinished in November] mission) in a few hours.  Casual bot to win/play each map and one horde run to 50, changing the map at 21, 31, etc.  That being said though Xizor, that time you caught me in Gears 2 the other night I was trying out their non-knockdown smoke grenades, which I fucking loved.  Still doesn't make up for host advantage, but the falling down/standing up location was broke as fuck anyway, so you might as well just cover your eyes so someone can fucking shoot you without going through a fucking learning curve of lag and bull.  That said, if you want to play Horde some time, let me know.  I still play Gears 2, but its usually offline horde with my bro.

I really can't wait for E3, I'm pretty sure they'll unveil some plotline/trailer for the new Metal Gear, as there's another countdown on the website with 90 some hours last time I checked.  That seems shy of E3 though, so we'll see.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/28/09 at 13:03:32
If it is a prequel they really need to bring back Psycho Mantis. He is by far my top 5 favorite bosses of all time.

And yes the MGS database was awesome and I think free!   Lots of good info.


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Post by Roket on 05/29/09 at 04:30:21
k I'm really bored with Call of Duty atm, what other game should I get? Nothing too expensive, maybe even something from the XBLA. Also you fuckers need to add me. SinCityROK. I share this account with my brother and sister as well but feel free to add anyways.
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Post by magnum on 05/29/09 at 13:54:04
Yes...they keep the smokes from knocking you down. You either get stunned or don't. Loving it. Now they have to work some glitches.

Anyway, with the new achivements tied to XP points from online, does this mean that I'll get the achievements up to 30 due to my rank now?
It didn't say that those who have the rank automaticly get them once the map +10 waves are done.

If they reset that shit, there will be hell to pay.  
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Post by Pse7en on 05/29/09 at 14:21:08
Roket you have been added to my website.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/29/09 at 19:26:01

Magnum wrote on 05/29/09 at 13:54:04:
Yes...they keep the smokes from knocking you down. You either get stunned or don't. Loving it. Now they have to work some glitches.

Anyway, with the new achivements tied to XP points from online, does this mean that I'll get the achievements up to 30 due to my rank now?
It didn't say that those who have the rank automaticly get them once the map +10 waves are done.

If they reset that shit, there will be hell to pay.  


No, Im pretty sure those would be tied to your current rank. Ill probably only get the ones up to 15 as thats as far as Ill probably go with the MP ranking.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/30/09 at 04:40:31
Looks like Konami's new IP

www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/mask/
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Post by magnum on 05/30/09 at 16:13:06
"No, Im pretty sure those would be tied to your current rank. Ill probably only get the ones up to 15 as thats as far as Ill probably go with the MP ranking."

Ok cool. I don't blame you for not wanting to get anymore than you have to.  

I also heard from somewhere, (dammit I hate that) that Horde might give you MP XP?? I can't belive that to be true at all. If that is the case, I'll fucking whore horde till I'm 100. It's one of my favorite modes and if it's going to get me to level 100, I have no shame. Fuck doing it the hard way. LOL

I'm sure if that's the case, Xizor will have Gears 2 in alot longer than he'd expect trying to get more of the achivements. If that is the case, I wouldn't blame him there either.  
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Post by XIZOR on 05/30/09 at 19:55:22
I highly doubt that Mags. Besides, if I havent heard about it then it probably isnt true. Muhahahaha.

I do wish however there was some kind of incentive to play horde mode more than just when new achievements are released.
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Post by magnum on 05/31/09 at 14:51:31

XIZOR wrote on 05/30/09 at 19:55:22:
I highly doubt that Mags. Besides, if I havent heard about it then it probably isnt true. Muhahahaha.

I do wish however there was some kind of incentive to play horde mode more than just when new achievements are released.


I agree with that. I know it'd be kinda cheap to get XP in MP doing Horde to level up but honestly, It'd be easier for someone like me who's average get some help. It's bad enough I've seen plenty of "100's" that are definately glitched. It'd be cool to have Horde help out someone like me, you, or my wife.

Esspecially my wife. LOL....she's noob....but she's got heart.

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Post by XIZOR on 05/31/09 at 17:33:36
Just a reminder, E3 STARTS TOMORROW SUCKAS! G4tv will be airing 22+ hours of E3 goodness starting tomorrow at 1:00 pm (sets alarm clock for 1pm....yes...yes I probably will actually do that) with the Microsoft press conference, which is the most important conference of course, DUH! and will continue through til Friday. If you dont have G4 then I just feel sorry for you as you will have to find information that old fashioned way with the intranets.....oh wait.

I forsee this post growing by at least 10 pages this week. There should be tons and tons of new info. At the beginning of the year I didnt really have a lot of games to look forward to but somehow, like always, now when I actually try to think of all the games I cant wait to see this week at E3 I cant even think of them all. Maybe I should make a list. Not to mention all the surprises.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/31/09 at 20:33:13
Yes, Microsoft's conference is definitely the most important conference, because it's simply sink or swim for Microsoft at this point.  I have also set my TV on G4 (I never ever watch TV except Rescue Me anymore) and my alarm clock is also ready to roll at 1pm.

I can't fucking wait for E3.  It's going to be hugely epic.  If you don't have G4, you can go in HOME and watch all of the PS3 coverage inside, including the press conference.  Sony is also going to be hosting exclusive demos you can download and play for a limited time.  No news on WHAT time or WHAT games, but its fucking awesome that Sony is trying to bring E3 into everyone's house.  I'm going to be glued to G4 like I was last year probably all week.  Thanks for the reminder.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 02:15:44
I don't think MS will disappoint at E3. They never have. Plus they've been keeping their cards close to their hand the entire year. They aren't like Sony in that they don't generally reveal games 5 years before they come out. Both will be awesome im sure.

However, I do think its sink or swim for Nintendo. When the hell was their last big game? Smash Bros? Over a year ago! Ridiculous. Plus we don't have any announcements so they gotta show something off or else its more shovelware.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 19:58:14
Left 4 Dead 2 released in November

" Epic Games "  Game not yet revealed for PS3

Crysis 2 multi-platform
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49
Epic Games XBLA game Shadow Complex this summer.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising for 360 and others I guess is next in series.

FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).

Crackdown 2, L4D 2, Halo ODST, Halo Reach, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction, all shown.

Also some weird ass voice and movement detection thing is being worked on. Project Natal. Probably not for me, more to grab Wii Audience.


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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/01/09 at 20:23:55
Project Natal looks to be just about the coolest fucking thing I think I've ever seen. Fuck all the demo stuff that Microsoft showed, the painting shit and the dodgeball crap. What was really cool was that Milo demo. That is just.... fucking crazy. You guys remember Seaman for the Sega Dreamcast? This looks like Seaman on steroids. The part with the drawn photo and how the game recognized it was just cool.

It'll be really interesting to see where Microsoft goes from here. Goddamn E3 is so much fun!
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Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/01/09 at 20:30:12
I missed the Final Fantasy demo ... I was in the bathroom shaving  8-) Not being a FF fan ... I'm pretty sure I could care less. I missed the game that Cliffy B. announced as well.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 20:37:34

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?



Yes I saw the video.  And no I dont make anything up. So I would appreciate it if you would not assume I do. Secondly I get this info from the DEVS themselves quoted on various websites I view regularly. So yea thats been mentioned many times. You want my sources?

Heres some to name a few:

Gamer Reports
Game Politicts
Game Informer
PLAY Magazine
OPM
Game Pro

OPM, PLAY Magazine, Gamer Reports, Game Informer all confirmed this coming from the Developers. They said they want to favor the PS3 version but want the game to be available to all players. So there ya go. I can go and scoop up the info if you still think I am making it up.

The only reason I mentioned this in the first place is because if your initial comment you made.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 20:37:37
Ah yea, they just showed the 360 version (that supposedly isnt supposed to exist yet but somehow does) of the FF13 demo. Same portion from the PS3 demo, although they showed off some new battle features and summoning powers which have never been displayed before.

But yeah if you aint into FF or JRPGs, you missed nothing.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 20:40:36

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:37:34:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?



Yes I saw the video.  And no I dont make anything up. So I would appreciate it if you would not assume I do. Secondly I get this info from the DEVS themselves quoted on various websites I view regularly. So yea thats been mentioned many times. You want my sources?

Heres some to name a few:

Gamer Reports
Game Politicts
Game Informer
PLAY Magazine
OPM
Game Pro


Gimme some direct quotes and context and then we will talk, simply displaying source materials as a bunch of magazines is worthless.

A live demo displayed an identical FF13 on the 360 and still you claim it will be watered down... that is retarded.

And if there were to be english only voices (not saying thats happening), thats hardly watered down.

Every single aspect of you stating it would be watered down, this game or that game; I responded with WHY that might be the case. Some of the devs were saying this and that, but 99% of the complaints were related to DISC storage. Half of your facts are inaccurate or dont reveal what the problem is. I read up a lot of gaming gossip/blogs too.


Every instance can be fixed by using MORE than a single disc. Basically you ignored or didnt bother reading my giant blurb way back when which said all that.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/01/09 at 20:49:22
I thought Microsoft's press conference was well done, much better than last year.  The resurfacing of the downloadable content further solidifies XBox Live as the number one online service.  But once again, the games just weren't there.  I mean, there are some MUST BUYS for me, Left 4 Dead 2 and Epic's Arcade game stand out the most.  I'll pass on Splinter Cell probably and the other ones seem like a rental.

Project Natal was announced on these boards a few months ago, about microsoft buying the rights and such.  It is a very smart move and a very smart decision.  I'm not talking about the Wii shit, but the little AI was amazing and that takes gaming to the next fucking level.  If I marked out for anything it was that little segment.  I don't really care about Facebook or Twitter, but I don't mind it being there, it's definitely helping games becoming more and more mainstream, which is always a huge plus.  And it was a great conference, but the exclusive games IMO I felt a bit let down, not too many surprising announcements.

And don't take this the wrong way, but I am worried that the PS3 version of MG:Rising will be greatly affected by it being multiplatform.  I do want to say congrats to Kojima for swallowing his pride and he's going to be making twice the amount of money he usually made.

Great show so far, I'm going to keep my fingers for a Jaffe appearance.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 20:54:02

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:40:36:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:37:34:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?



Yes I saw the video.  And no I dont make anything up. So I would appreciate it if you would not assume I do. Secondly I get this info from the DEVS themselves quoted on various websites I view regularly. So yea thats been mentioned many times. You want my sources?

Heres some to name a few:

Gamer Reports
Game Politicts
Game Informer
PLAY Magazine
OPM
Game Pro


Gimme some direct quotes and context and then we will talk, simply displaying source materials as a bunch of magazines is worthless.

A live demo displayed an identical FF13 on the 360 and still you claim it will be watered down... that is retarded.

And if there were to be english only voices (not saying thats happening), thats hardly watered down.



I am not going to argue with you or justify what ive read. I know what I have read and when its from multiple sources coming from the developer saying the same exact thing, than its enough for me. All I have is time to read this stuff all day and thats what ive read. and its more than just the voices. So if you want to believe that fine. If you want to believe what YOU want to believe, i dont really care. A fckin video is not going to tell you all that. I dont care what you say.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 20:55:25

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:49:22:
I thought Microsoft's press conference was well done, much better than last year.  The resurfacing of the downloadable content further solidifies XBox Live as the number one online service.  But once again, the games just weren't there.  I mean, there are some MUST BUYS for me, Left 4 Dead 2 and Epic's Arcade game stand out the most.  I'll pass on Splinter Cell probably and the other ones seem like a rental.

Project Natal was announced on these boards a few months ago, about microsoft buying the rights and such.  It is a very smart move and a very smart decision.  I'm not talking about the Wii shit, but the little AI was amazing and that takes gaming to the next fucking level.  If I marked out for anything it was that little segment.  I don't really care about Facebook or Twitter, but I don't mind it being there, it's definitely helping games becoming more and more mainstream, which is always a huge plus.  And it was a great conference, but the exclusive games IMO I felt a bit let down, not too many surprising announcements.

And don't take this the wrong way, but I am worried that the PS3 version of MG:Rising will be greatly affected by it being multiplatform.  I do want to say congrats to Kojima for swallowing his pride and he's going to be making twice the amount of money he usually made.

Great show so far, I'm going to keep my fingers for a Jaffe appearance.


The games were there for me, at least. However they didn't show off any of their Japanese/Korean games (which is where most of my interest lays), which im sure are waiting for TGS. Ninety-Nine Nights 2 and Mistwalkers next game are sure to be there.

For me the must-buys are Halo: ODST, Crackdown 2, L4D2, Alan Wake (finally fucker!)... and most def Halo: Reach when Fall 2010 arrives.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 20:57:35

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:49:22:
And don't take this the wrong way, but I am worried that the PS3 version of MG:Rising will be greatly affected by it being multiplatform.  I do want to say congrats to Kojima for swallowing his pride and he's going to be making twice the amount of money he usually made.

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I am going to assume it will be just fine. When multi platform games are sourced from Sony companies and not sourced from Micro, its usually a quality product regardless of which platform its coming from. From what I read (can be incorrect on this) Porting to X360 is easier than porting to the PS3, hence PS3 games that were ported being lower in quality than X360 version. I dont know how true that is.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/01/09 at 20:59:50
Yeah, Crackdown 2 looks like it will be a lot of fun, but InFamous is quite amazing though.  Left 4 Dead looks brilliant, that's a day one buy for me, as far as I can see.  Also, Grindhouse.  Madden 2010 can be online co-op 2v2.  You're the only Madden player I know so we have to at least buy it for the same fucking system.

Also "PSP GO" photos online...

http://e3.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/696019/Sony-PlayStation-Portable-PSP-go-Photos.html

Looks fancy, but my launch model is still purdier.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/01/09 at 21:03:08

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:54:02:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:40:36:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:37:34:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?



Yes I saw the video.  And no I dont make anything up. So I would appreciate it if you would not assume I do. Secondly I get this info from the DEVS themselves quoted on various websites I view regularly. So yea thats been mentioned many times. You want my sources?

Heres some to name a few:

Gamer Reports
Game Politicts
Game Informer
PLAY Magazine
OPM
Game Pro


Gimme some direct quotes and context and then we will talk, simply displaying source materials as a bunch of magazines is worthless.

A live demo displayed an identical FF13 on the 360 and still you claim it will be watered down... that is retarded.

And if there were to be english only voices (not saying thats happening), thats hardly watered down.



I am not going to argue with you or justify what ive read. I know what I have read and when its from multiple sources coming from the developer saying the same exact thing, than its enough for me. All I have is time to read this stuff all day and thats what ive read. and its more than just the voices. So if you want to believe that fine. If you want to believe what YOU want to believe, i dont really care. A fckin video is not going to tell you all that. I dont care what you say.


Sigh.

The context is important. Context.

Every single instance where you showed or said this and that developer were complaining. All issues, were disc related. Nothing else. Remedy to that problem? More than one disc, and voila problem solved.

And sure you may keep up on this stuff, but I keep on it better.

And yes, a video just showed us and identically visual looking game on a inferior console.

Want some "info" directly from the devs... heres a tidbit you may know:

Square Enix stated they wouldn't make a 360 version until after the entire PS3 game was completed. But here we are with a 360 demo when the PS3 version isnt even finished yet. And a couple months ago they ALSO said the game would use 100% of the PS3s SPUs... leading many zealots to believe the game would look like shit on the 360, and wow it sure did look like crap in that demo /sarcasm

The game is obviously nothing special that the 360 cannot handle, why people believe that FF is some ungodly experience is beyond me. The lighting and visuals on Alan Wake far surpassed my expectations for that game. In fact many games look way better than FF13.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 00:20:59
No love for that "Allan Wake" game? I thought it looked quite interesting. I've never been into the Splinter Cell games but this latest one looks quite good. I'll be picking that one up.

I can't wait to see what Sony has in store.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 01:05:05

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 21:03:08:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:54:02:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:40:36:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:37:34:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:28:02:

wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:24:38:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/01/09 at 20:18:49:
FF13 looked identical running on a 360 (gee who called that one).




Yea but they are making changes / Watering down the game for the X360. So the PS3 version will have more content or features in it compared to the X360 version.


Did you watch the video, what was watered down? And yes im sure they'll omit features, seriously where do you make this shit up?



Yes I saw the video.  And no I dont make anything up. So I would appreciate it if you would not assume I do. Secondly I get this info from the DEVS themselves quoted on various websites I view regularly. So yea thats been mentioned many times. You want my sources?

Heres some to name a few:

Gamer Reports
Game Politicts
Game Informer
PLAY Magazine
OPM
Game Pro


Gimme some direct quotes and context and then we will talk, simply displaying source materials as a bunch of magazines is worthless.

A live demo displayed an identical FF13 on the 360 and still you claim it will be watered down... that is retarded.

And if there were to be english only voices (not saying thats happening), thats hardly watered down.



I am not going to argue with you or justify what ive read. I know what I have read and when its from multiple sources coming from the developer saying the same exact thing, than its enough for me. All I have is time to read this stuff all day and thats what ive read. and its more than just the voices. So if you want to believe that fine. If you want to believe what YOU want to believe, i dont really care. A fckin video is not going to tell you all that. I dont care what you say.


Sigh.

The context is important. Context.

Every single instance where you showed or said this and that developer were complaining. All issues, were disc related. Nothing else. Remedy to that problem? More than one disc, and voila problem solved.

And sure you may keep up on this stuff, but I keep on it better.

And yes, a video just showed us and identically visual looking game on a inferior console.

Want some "info" directly from the devs... heres a tidbit you may know:

Square Enix stated they wouldn't make a 360 version until after the entire PS3 game was completed. But here we are with a 360 demo when the PS3 version isnt even finished yet. And a couple months ago they ALSO said the game would use 100% of the PS3s SPUs... leading many zealots to believe the game would look like shit on the 360, and wow it sure did look like crap in that demo /sarcasm

The game is obviously nothing special that the 360 cannot handle, why people believe that FF is some ungodly experience is beyond me. The lighting and visuals on Alan Wake far surpassed my expectations for that game. In fact many games look way better than FF13.


Obviously you have never played the previous games. Like I said, I will not get into another argument with you. Its either you are right and everyone else is wrong, or you take a shit fit until someone gives up and you win anyways. Sorry you are not always right, and this is one of those times. Sorry you cant change what Ive read and seen. I dont care what you have seen, im going by what ive seen.


In other news, here is a nice trailer :  http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-star-wars/49936

I know how you guys feel about MMOS and SW but this was impressive.


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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/02/09 at 01:31:58
Don't exactly know how this works, but I signed up for the 1 vs 100 beta for tonight at 10:30pm/est.  It says it will run until 12:30am.  Just letting anyone know if anyone wants to sign up and try it.  Definitely sounds like something that could be fun, and hell...you can win MS points so you might as well try.  Sign up for the beta tonight!
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Post by NightShade on 06/02/09 at 02:22:47
I can't believe with all this awesome news, you shit heads are still arguing about which console is better.

A new Metal Gear with Raiden!
Crysis 2, now available for consoles!
Left 4 Dead 2!
Crackdown 2!

And that's just the stuff that was JUST ANNOUNCED TODAY.

Side note, anybody got a link to the conference? I'm just going off what I read, the IGN video doesn't work.
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Post by NightShade on 06/02/09 at 02:28:46
Also, what the fuck is with L4D2 when they haven't even finished the god damned Half-Life episodes?
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Post by Hellbent on 06/02/09 at 03:18:50
The new Final Fantasy looks like garbage to me. Who cares how good the graphics are if the artstyle is hideous? I'm not against fancy clothes and inhuman hair. But when every character looks like an Anime fashion experement. I can't take the story seriously. This is coming from a Chrono Trigger fan.

Imagine if everyone in Fallout had shiny armor that covers 20% of their bodies. With silky metallic spikey hair that styles it's self in mid combat. Using the same attacks and animation due to the simple math of turn based combat. With scaled down violence to reach a T rating. Some people like that. But it is so boring and idealistic it's mind numbing to me.

Then again it is Final Fantasy, it's not supposed to be realistic. So i can't argue too hard. Hell i loved FF6 and FF7. I guess it's the new artstyle that ruins it for me.

Old style RPGs are story driven grind fests. You level and gear up to progress the story. At least modern RPG's like Fallout, Elderscrolls, Diablo, Baulders Gate, and Disgaia offer the player the ability to be creative in combat. I love old style game mechanics. But RPGs are the stalest of old game styles. Without a gripping story it's more boring than Pong vs AI.

As far as console power. The difference between the 360 and PS3 seems so small i don't see how anyone could really tell the difference. Unless it's a flawed port.

In E3 news...

Project Natal (full motion sensor on the 360) looks like bullshit. Either that or it will be stupidly expensive. Though it would be cool if it really works. Being able to move your characters posture to dodge shit by just leaning your body looks awesome. But VR technology in gaming always comes with large flaws. We'll see.

1 vs 100 looks cool. A real online gameshow played off a game console. Great idea.

Halo 3 ODST looks fucking awesome. It's about time we got a new 4 player coop FPS game. It will be interesting to see how the expansion affects online play. Halo Reach better be as good as 3.

Brutal Legend looks damn fun. It's about time we got a hack 'n slasher that isn't so damn serious. Tim Schafer makes some great stuff. I got high expectations for this one.

Modern Warfare 2 will probably be Game of the Year. Hard to beat the fun of COD4. But if anyone can do it Infinity Ward can.

I'm bored. Too much shit to download tonight.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 03:33:29
All I can say is wow to microsofts conference. Fucking amazing and completely satisfying in every way.

After the Beatles conference at the beginning which no one fucking cares about at all it was all uphill and exciting from there.

The new Epic side scroller was pretty fucking cool looking for a game like that. Id like to see more of it. Looked like it kinda fucked up at the end though which was funny because Epic always has problems with live demos like the one at last years E3 when the supposed "live" demo of Gears reset itself.

Alan Wake looks so fucking awesome. Ive been hearing about the lighting effects in the game for some time but actually seeing them and how they are incorporated into the gameplay is sweet. Im definitely hoping this game will be what I was hoping Alone in the Dark would be last year and wasnt.

Halo: ODST. What can I say. You know Im pumped for that. New characters besides the Master Chief sounds great to me and I like that it has a different feel in some ways. The Halo 3 engine is a little dated graphically in this day and age but I could care less really. Halo is all about the gameplay.

The guy even said fans of Halo one pistol would love the new pistol in ODST which was a great nod to old school fans like myself. Nothing can get my vagina wet like telling me a weapon is like the Halo one pistol. The game will also come with new Halo 3 MP maps and a fucking MP beta for the upcoming new Halo game Halo: Reach.

Halo: Reach. Best announcement by far to me personally. Knowing Bungie is continuing to work within the Halo universe is a relief. I thought they may be tired of doing Halo games for a while but I know the team loves the games just as much as the fans and come on, its a fucking cash cow if there ever was one, and I will gladly give them my money every fucking time they ask for it.

For those who dont know, and probably no one else cares, being that the game is based around the planet Reach it will probably be in the timeline where there are more than just one Spartan left, the Master Chief, so this opens up some interesting story possibilities with massive battles between Spartans and the Covenant.

L4D 2. Second best, and most surprising announcement by far. Sorry but Im excited so Im going to ramble about this game for a minute. Seeing that teaser trailer made my day. Ive been reading up on it ever since and apparently there is 5 new campaigns and they plan on also importing the levels from the first game. New weapons, including melee which made me very happy. I so fucking said months ago that the game should have melee weapons and they fucking delivered on that. So far I know there is a chainsaw, and frying pan, an axe, and a baseball bat. Im hoping that you will be able to carry a melee weapon at all times and that maybe this might be a substitute for not being able to melee in the game all the time but Im not sure.

There are also incenerary rounds now that light zombies on fire when you shoot them. You can only carry and use a certain amount so its probably wise to save them for tanks and tight situations.

There are also supposed to be new types of items although I dont know what those are, a new mode that Valve wont talk about yet, new special infected, and an advanced AI directer. The only new special infected known about right now is the Charger. He apparently comes at you like a bull and can knock you down on the ground for a few seconds or if he grabs you he can continuously pile drive you into the ground until a teammate gets him off you.

The new AI directer will now control weather effects, object placement, and even paths through the levels now. If your team isnt doing so well the path might be more straight forward but if your team is doing very well the path might become more maze-like and difficult. I could go on but Ill just let you guys read up on it.

Also Night, you ask why we are seeing a new L4D so soon instead of HL and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the L4D games are so easy to make and kick out. The AI director actually do a lot of the work in game and being that it isnt as epic as HL, not to mention its a big cash cow for Valve right now, it makes since. I am however still disappointed nothing has been said about HL3 or episode 3 or whatever so far.

Crackdown 2 is a nice surprise although I would have liked some gameplay since the game has been rumored to be in development for a while. I just recently played the first Crackdown and there is a LOT of room for improvement with that franchise as it seems very very dated by todays standards of open world games.

Im not normally a Splinter Cell fan but I kinda liked the direction they are going with the new game. Feels more like Bourne or something to me and I may actually check this new game out. Very stylized.

The new music feature, I forget whats its called at the moment is a cool addition but I probably wont have much use for it.

The addition of instant play 1080p HD movies to Live is a nice touch as well, although I dont know how exactly that works, and a whole bunch of other countries should be happy to be finally getting Lives library of movies and tv shows.

The integration of Facebook and Twitter makes perfect sense and I know that means a lot to some people but since I use neither it was hard to really care about such things. Even still, it just goes to show how far ahead Microsoft is in terms of online features and functions.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 04:16:22
Then there is Natal. The show topper in my opinion. I know most people dont really care about this as they see it as a cheap casual answer to the Wii, but the tech involved with "Natal" is fucking leaps and bounds beyond what the Wii could ever hope to achieve and just blew my mind. I had a hard time even believing what I was seeing was a reality. The way the camera reads voice and tracks motion is incredible.

Its going to come down to whether this thing actually works like it was shown today. It better now be like that fucking Youre In The Movies game where the shit doesnt actually work like its supposed to unless you have the ideal set up, room space, and background. If this feature/peripheral is integrated into more than just casual games it could really revolutionize gaming. I liked to see it used in conjunction with shooters or something where you still use a controller but could lean and duck behind cover and shit. Or a realistic boxing game like Fight Night where you box from first person view and bob and weave using the camera.

The Milo portion of the show just left me speechless. I still have a hard time believing that was real but if this can tech can be used to achieve things like that then the future of gaming is looking very bright.

All in all I was very pleased with Microsofts conference and its going to be hard for Nintendo or Sony to top that but I have faith Sony will deliver tomorrow....I could care less about Nintendo but I will probably end up watching it.

The EA conference wasnt to bad. It was nice that they didnt stay on sports games the whole time and it seemed like they were doing neat things in the area of sports....I wouldnt know really.

The new MMA game they announced definitely had my wanting to see more. I was disappointed that they didnt at least have a trailer or something. I have no doubt that EA MMA game will probably but UFC to shame especially if they use the engine from Fight Night Round 4.

Im surprised they didnt show off the new Army of Two or any of the upcoming Battlefield games like Bad Company 2 and 1943....very disappointing.

The Crysis 2 announcement for consoles was sweet but not unexpected as Crytek has been talking for a while about their new tech that will allow them to make games for consoles so its about fucking time this announcement was made since its been rumored forever.

I was shocked they didnt really show off the new Madden game as its supposed to be reworked in a lot of ways and now has co-op which I think is an awesome idea and a long time coming. If I was into Madden Im sure I would be very happy about co-op.

The new Need For Speed Shift looks pretty good for a NFS game. Its nice to see the franchise going in a new direction and taking a more GRID approach to racing games.

That APB game, or All Points Bulletin, sounds fun as hell. A GTA style MMO sounds like a great idea to me I just wish we could have seen gameplay. Ive been reading up on it ever since I saw it during the conference and it sounds very promising indeed. They said it will be very different from other MMOs out there like WoW where players endlessly grind to level up. The idea of 100 players servers where you can either play as criminals or law enforcers sounds fun.

The Star Wars KOTOR MMO trailer was so fucking awesome. Didnt show any gameplay at all and because its an MMO and on the PC I pretty much have no interest as I probably wont ever get around to playing it but it still looked awesome.

Back on the topic of Microsoft as I forgot some things.

Halo: ODST gets a horde mode....fucking awesome. Apparently its a 4-player co-op where players battle wave after wave of covenant forces Gears horde style. A nice addition is vehicles in the mode. Should play out way different from Gears where players dont have vehicles, cover, and find places to hole up.

Microsoft also announces Avatar marketplace and unlockable apparel. This is exactly what I was hoping they would get around to doing. Game themed Avatar apparel as coming.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/01/microsoft-announces-avatar-marketplace-unlockable-apparel/

Beginning in August you will be able to download full retail games to your 360, and possibly rent games although the latter hasnt been confirmed yet.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/01/full-xbox-360-game-downloads-arriving-in-august/

While Im not a fan of Forza, the new Forza 3 feature where you can completely customize your cars artwork was fucking amazing. Id like to play the game just to dick around with the feature.

Also, Im not going to get into the whole FF 13 debate but obviously there is nothing being admitted form the 360 version and anyone who thinks otherwise is stupid. Either way I dont care as Im playing it on the 360 and I think it looks fucking fantastic. Same with the new Metal Gear game both of which were either shown or announced at the Microsoft conference. So suck it Sony fan boys....just suck it good.

The Ubisoft conference however was a huge fucking waste of 2 hours of my life. Aside from being hosted by Joel McHale from the tv show The Soup, there wasnt anything of interest at all shown.

James Cameron came out and talked for 20 fucking boring minutes about his upcoming movie and game Avatar. The whole time you are thinking ok, hes setting up an awesome demo that hes going to show but then he just leaves the stage showing nothing at all. Thanks a lot ass. About the only thing of interest is that the game...



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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 04:24:48
...is going to be the first game ever to be made in 3D. You guys know how much 3D shit gets me hard so Im very interested in seeing what both the movie and game will be and play like. Hopefully we will see something later in the week.

Aside from that none of Ubisofts hardcore, mature, or "important" or heavy hitters were shown at all aside from yet another demo of the new Splinter Cell game which I had already seen. All Ubisoft did was talk talk talk about shit and didnt even deliver any gameplay worth a fuck. They demoed the new Red Steel but I could give to fucks about that game along with every other Wii title they wanted to go on and on about. It was mostly just a god damn Wii conference. I will say Red Steel LOOKS cool graphically but the swordplay is nothing like what I would want a sword game to be like played with a Wii-mote.

I hung in there waiting for maybe something surprising and new and they finally rolled around to RUSE which I was looking forward to seeing in motion but instead they just showed some fucking stupid trailer that had noting to do with the damn game and didnt even show any footage what-so-ever.

The last resort was hoping for an awesome live demo of the new Assassins Creed 2 but alas we got nothing but a fucking cinematic trailer, beautiful as it was, that shows no gameplay what-so-ever. I mean there are only 450 people working on that damn game you would think they could muster up a fucking live demo but apparently all Ubisoft wanted to do was prove that it really only wanted to appeal to tweens and casual games with Nintendo bullshit. All in all this conference was a fucking waste of everyones time.

Anyways, thats all I can remember right now as Im still trying to take in everything from today. More later.


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Post by NightShade on 06/02/09 at 06:22:18
Yeah, I left that camera thing off deliberately. To me, it looked to me like a kind of neat tech demo. The bottom line is that it doesn't look to me like it could be applied in any meaningful way to a complex "hardcore" game that would be fun and playable.

And then there's the issue that developing GOOD games for it would take time and resources, and if there isn't a big install base out there for it they won't bother. And there won't be a big install base if there aren't any good games out unless it's free / very cheap, and I don't expect it will be either of those if it's as powerful as they say it is (but it very well may NOT be that powerful - a lof of what I saw happen looked to me like it could have been pre-programmed events.)
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/02/09 at 08:20:15

wrote on 06/02/09 at 01:05:05:
Obviously you have never played the previous games. Like I said, I will not get into another argument with you. Its either you are right and everyone else is wrong, or you take a shit fit until someone gives up and you win anyways. Sorry you are not always right, and this is one of those times.


Grats, you proved me right when I said you don't even bother reading my replies. If you had, you'd of known I have played FF games.

As to my being right and all, I have come out and elaborated on your "dev speak". Half the time its right, but sometimes you have gotten the info mixed up or don't understand the context. If that offends you, stop reporting inaccurate news or second hand knowledge. I take no shit fit, no pride, and no quarrel with any of it. I only speak or correct when information isnt entirely accurate. But you don't care, and probably never read any of it, or any of this. You don't even take the time to reply to my counter points, so go on and accept defeat, play a victim card, whatever makes you feel better.

A freaking demo was released serving up an identically appealing FF13, and you still believe in some crazy notion of watered-down graphics.

And do you always take what certain devs say without a grain of salt?

An example: Some first-party devs on both sides say "oh our exclusive game cant be done on ___ console"... but really have they worked on the competitions console? (no)... and could that be potentially bias? (yes)
You wouldn't just accept political banter as face value facts, so why just gobble up the same crap-banter from certain video game devs?


And no one has been debating which console is better, Nightshade. I simply said FF13 would be identical; today at E3, voila, a demo came out that looked as such, and someone from here still didn't think it was up to par and made a stupid comment.



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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 13:21:18

RoaDiE wrote on 06/02/09 at 08:20:15:
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Obviously you have never played the previous games
And no one has been debating which console is better, Nightshade. I simply said FF13 would be identical; today at E3, voila, a demo came out that looked as such, and someone from here still didn't think it was up to par and made a stupid comment.



Its not only Night that said it Roadie, even Hellbent said FF games are not known for their graphics, but gaming quality. Of course HB doesnt like FF games i dont think, but he even can tell you that FF is not about graphics not by any means but gaming quality. As I have been telling you. The fcking game video at E3 isnt going to reveal sht about how the differences and changes made between the two versions. And no i dont take what devs say with a grain of salt. Multiple different articles from various sources all coming from the development team. I AM SURE THAT THE DEVS KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GAME THEY ARE MAKING THAN YOU KNOW ABOUT THERE GAME!!!!

IF YOU COME BACK AND TELL ME YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GAME THAN THE FCKING DEVELOPERS OF THEIR VERY OWN GAME DO, we all know you are pulling more out of your a ss than we already knew about.  Ill be getting the PS3 version. This time I cant wait to be the one to say I told you so. Sounds like you need it, for once.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 14:24:42
I really hope Natal works exactly the way its supposed to. For one thing the whole "Minority Report"-esk ability of being able to scan through the menus with your hands is very cool. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves  8-)

The full body sensor aspect of it is much cooler than the Wii and really looks like something that I could get into.  Once again anyone who thinks this is just a "Wii casual market ripoff" isn't seeing the whole picture. Imagine Natal used in conjunction with a game like Fallout 3 or The Elder Scrolls. If the "Milo" demonstration was in fact real (which I'd like to believe it is but you never know if it was a "proof of concept" video) that could pretty much change the way we interact with video games (and computers) in general.

Its going to be interesting to see what Sony has to show off today. If I had to guess on there approach it'll be something akin to "We're not here to show off any new fancy tech demo or try to appeal to a casual crowd. We're here for the gaming fans. Here is God of War. Here is Twisted Metal... ext"

Nintendo will announce a new Star Fox game and plug its new Wii Motion Plus accessory. Though you never know with Nintendo, they can still surprise you from time to time.
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Post by magnum on 06/02/09 at 15:28:07
Wow. 2 pages in a day. Good ol TMA!

Thanks for the info fella's!!!!   :)
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 16:11:46

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/02/09 at 14:24:42:
I really hope Natal works exactly the way its supposed to. For one thing the whole "Minority Report"-esk ability of being able to scan through the menus with your hands is very cool. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves  8-)

The full body sensor aspect of it is much cooler than the Wii and really looks like something that I could get into.  Once again anyone who thinks this is just a "Wii casual market ripoff" isn't seeing the whole picture. Imagine Natal used in conjunction with a game like Fallout 3 or The Elder Scrolls. If the "Milo" demonstration was in fact real (which I'd like to believe it is but you never know if it was a "proof of concept" video) that could pretty much change the way we interact with video games (and computers) in general.


Exactly. At least someone seems to be on the same page with me about Natal. Im not saying Im completely sold on this new motion control yet as its still a ways away, but the tech is amazing. If used in new and innovative ways, which knowing Microsoft that could very well be the case, and with hardcore games instead of just casual stuff, this could be a new step in gaming. Even if it is just for casual type games, with the 360s power and the power of this tech combined what Microsoft could do with it would automatically be 10x better than what the Wii could achieve and Im all for anyone taking the wind out of Nintendos sails.

Its already been stated that the motion control will be included with every 360 sold starting next year, which I know doesnt do much for the already rather large crowd of established 360 owners, but it does show the Microsoft is supporting this thing, not to mention dev kits are being sent out already to all devs.

Its also going to come down to cost which hasnt been talked about yet. Again this is still a ways away but personally Im already excited.

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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 16:19:23
I know they say Natal will be supported by all X360 systems, but I wonder if this will be added / supported by any of the current games already released for the system maybe with a patch or something. Alot of great games already out that would be great with this feature.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 16:30:57
Which one of us should go for the world record in Donkey Kong?  8-) I'm not going to lie... this is far more interesting than it should be. I loved that "King of Kong" documentary and it'd be cool if Steve could pull off the record live on TV.

My hopes for Nintendo is a new Star Fox and whatever Bethesda's "Big Wii Title" is. A new Zelda would be nice but I'd rather see a new Metroid Prime.

-- That Silent Hill game that they just showed looked horrible. It looked like a late gen. PSX game.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 16:42:09

wrote on 06/02/09 at 16:19:23:
I know they say Natal will be supported by all X360 systems, but I wonder if this will be added / supported by any of the current games already released for the system maybe with a patch or something. Alot of great games already out that would be great with this feature.


This is a question I have as well. Speaking of Natal here is an interesting read about Milo.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/02/taking-a-walk-with-milo-molyneuxs-project-natal-game/

Im also pulling for Steve to pull off the Donkey Kong new high score. They arent really showing him play much though.

As far as Nintendo predictions, I dont really know. Probably nothing thats going to impress me at all....as usual. Im guessing there will be some "hardcore" games announced and they will probably act like the Wii-motion plus is something really special. They will probably go on and on about sales figures since they are on top in most things as much as it pains me to say that. Hopefully the trend of yesterday will continue though with companies not really caring to stroke their egos and quote numbers and figures.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 17:06:21
I'm already tired of Nintendo's conference.  :o

And Steve has already lost two of his men!!!!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 17:42:05

wrote on 06/02/09 at 16:19:23:
I know they say Natal will be supported by all X360 systems, but I wonder if this will be added / supported by any of the current games already released for the system maybe with a patch or something. Alot of great games already out that would be great with this feature.


"With Microsoft unveiling the potentially revolutionary Project Natal during its press conference today, we've already considered how games could be changed with such accurate motion controls. At a Microsoft event, we had the opportunity to experience Project Natal as it has been implemented into a pre-existing game: Burnout Paradise.

The game controls surprisingly well, with your hands controlling the steering and your feet controlling the car's acceleration. Stepping forward gives your ride some juice and stepping back hits the brakes.

Although this is just a minor taste of what's possible with Project Natal, it's great to see that the system will be possible with previously released games that might not have been designed with motion control in mind
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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 17:46:49
I think a nw Zelda and Mario game will be announced. Not sure if the Metro Prime package is a promotion to a possible new Metroid prime sequel coming soon, who knows.


And Silent Hill is on the wii and is supposed to be a remake and step up of the original one for the PS1, so if its anything like or better than the first one, thats all I care about and thats their goal as well.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 17:50:50
This has all been a gigantic load of bullshit and chips so far. Everything Nintendo is showing is pretty much the reason why I got bored with and sold my Wii in the first place.

I was hoping that during the RPG area they'd announce maybe a new Elder Scrolls game or something. No such luck. The new Mario game looks alright, but its a predictable and safe announcement. Wii Sports Resort doesn't look like anything I'm interested in.

I want to stab that cunt in the white suit. She is highly annoying.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 18:07:01

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/02/09 at 17:50:50:
This has all been a gigantic load of bullshit and chips so far. Everything Nintendo is showing is pretty much the reason why I got bored with and sold my Wii in the first place.

I was hoping that during the RPG area they'd announce maybe a new Elder Scrolls game or something. No such luck. The new Mario game looks alright, but its a predictable and safe announcement. Wii Sports Resort doesn't look like anything I'm interested in.

I want to stab that cunt in the white suit. She is highly annoying.



Yea this is boring. I expected better. Very dissappointing.

/yawn


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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 18:21:09
Overall I'd say very poor showing from Nintendo. A lot of sales figures. A lot of there outlook. And a lot of stuff that I just flat out didn't care about.

The Wii Cock Ring that you stick your dick into and it tells your pulse or whatever. Pass. Along with the Wii Fit part Deuce.

The games were so so. We already knew about the three "edgy" titles. Though I was quite happy to see a new Metroid Prime ... that wasn't enough to make me want to go out and pick up the system again.

Super Mario Galaxy 2. Yawn. The first SMG I thought was confusing with all the running upside down.

You know what would have been more interesting. Goldeneye 007 coming to the Wii or something.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 18:55:44
Sony Predictions: God of War 3 (obviously) as well as an official announcement of a new PSP. I'm going to go out on a limb here and bet some sort of a new PS Eye. They will probably follow suit with Microsoft and have some sort of updates to the Playstation Store, with the movie service.

I'm also calling it. New Twisted Metal. Everything Jaffe has been saying up until this point has just been to throw us off.  8-)

-- Thus far I'm enjoying it. I think they've spent a little too much time with the PSP. I'd really like to see them focus more on the PS3 exclusive stuff like God of War and Heavy Rain.

That was a nice announcement to get a Rockstar Exclusive game, though.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 20:31:59
Final Fantasy XIV Exclsive To Playstation 3
http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10979/final-fantasy-xiv-exclsive-to-playstation-3/

Sony Debuts Motion Controller For PS3

http://www.gamersreports.com/news/10980/sony-debuts-motion-controller-for-ps3/
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/02/09 at 20:52:59
Shit! I've got to head out to work ... just when they were getting to the good stuff too. Quick thoughts, that racing game they just showed off looks phenomenal!

The tech demo for the motion stuff was interesting. Not quite sure what to think of it just yet. I like the ideas behind Natal better.
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Post by Serpentine on 06/02/09 at 21:23:18
Yeah yeah, I chimed in pretty late but what the hell.

I thought God of War 3 demo looked excellent, just what I envisioned it to be.

The Last Guardian looked very original and nice, I played the shit out of ICO and Shadow of The Colossus. I'm definitely looking forward to this game. The design is beautiful and it seems to promise a great gameplay and story.

Anyone catch MGS: Peacewalker? It does seem quite intriguing, 5 Snakes at once? This I gotta play to see for myself.

Thoughts on PSP Go?
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/02/09 at 21:25:07

wrote on 06/02/09 at 13:21:18:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/02/09 at 08:20:15:
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Obviously you have never played the previous games
And no one has been debating which console is better, Nightshade. I simply said FF13 would be identical; today at E3, voila, a demo came out that looked as such, and someone from here still didn't think it was up to par and made a stupid comment.



Its not only Night that said it Roadie, even Hellbent said FF games are not known for their graphics, but gaming quality. Of course HB doesnt like FF games i dont think, but he even can tell you that FF is not about graphics not by any means but gaming quality. As I have been telling you. The fcking game video at E3 isnt going to reveal sht about how the differences and changes made between the two versions. And no i dont take what devs say with a grain of salt. Multiple different articles from various sources all coming from the development team. I AM SURE THAT THE DEVS KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GAME THEY ARE MAKING THAN YOU KNOW ABOUT THERE GAME!!!!

IF YOU COME BACK AND TELL ME YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GAME THAN THE FCKING DEVELOPERS OF THEIR VERY OWN GAME DO, we all know you are pulling more out of your a ss than we already knew about.  Ill be getting the PS3 version. This time I cant wait to be the one to say I told you so. Sounds like you need it, for once.


+2 Roadie.

I already said earlier FF is nothing graphically special and nothing the 360 cannot handle. You of course didn't read that either.

Yes you post dev comments, and no they are incorrect or sometimes you leave out the full scoop. I'm sure they know tons of their work, I never said I knew more than they did. But you aren't even providing quotes so you are just wasting breath.

I counter or question some of your "dev talk" and this is the crap I get. I get pulled into the shitstorm of some 360vsPS3 argument that you have fabricated... and made worse since you DO NOT read or understand my points.

Remember your laughably ignorant suggestions about how to get MGS4 on the 360? Chapters on XBL... I rest my case there.



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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 21:59:03
Conversation is over.

I give up talking to you. Im done with this conversation. Buy a PS3, then you can rightfully compare anything you want.

And there is no point in trying to PROVE anything to you. You would just have something else to say. It wouldnt matter. I remember Scold trying to show you the eveidence back in the old tma and boy no matter what evidence he had, you overlooked it all like Vwing does regarding politics and religion and claim you were right anyhow. Talking or arguing with you is a lost cause. You are extremely stubborn thick headed.


Im done here.  Moving on.

" +2 Roadie " - Roadie

Yea, thats mature and productive. Just further proves how you really are.
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Post by Roket on 06/02/09 at 22:06:50
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is probably the only game I'll buy this or next year for the Wii. Still need to get Mad World but I'll probably just pick it up later. Probably will pick up Silent Hill too.

dunno if anyone else noticed but on IGN they had ST with Kratos in the Ps3 section. Doesn't mean anything other than they know the "rumors" of a new TM being in the works. I have feeling that Jaffe will show us something regardless of what he has said. That is just being optimistic and not realistic but whatever heh.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/02/09 at 23:04:15
I slept comparatively late today, completely through Nintendo's press conference, which was probably best anyway.  I did watch Spotlight Sony of course and I must say there weren't many surprises honestly.  The PS3mote concept that is floating on the internet is complete BS, as the controller isn't even built yet.  I think it's definitely something that could rival Natal.  No sign of voice recognition, but that's the only thing that lacks as it's already projected the exact image (as it's a camera).

I think the technology of Natal is much better, but I think Sony actually has the advantage in this department and this is why.  The PS3 camera is called the PS3 EYE.  And it's already out, and been out for a long while.  It already has a game base, including Eye of Judgement (Magic TG type card game) and Eye Pets, where the screen projects a dog on screen that interacts with objects on screen.  The PS3 EYE is already launched and the remote that they are making has a sensor ball loaded which will give the PS3 the exact motion/angle of that controller, meaning it will be easy to program into games.  I think the PS3 will be used more for games like the gun, whip, boxing motions, etc.  The Natal demo was a lot of Wii type games (breakout on steroids, etc).

I don't own the PS3 EYE, but I will probably buy the first motion sensor that impresses me, right now neither one of them has impressed me enough yet.  I want to see the GAMES that come out, that's what will make up my mind.  Both of them have a lot of potential though.

No surprise on the Rockstar Agent exclusive or Team ICO's game, as they have been rumored a while, but Final Fantasy 7 on PSN tonight rocks.  I can hear the 100 dollar ebay bids trying to be cancelled right now.  FF 14 ONLINE surprised me also.  I thought they were going to talk about VERSUS but no...some type of MMO I think.  Next gen FF just isn't something I plan on giving a try though, too many other games I'd rather play.  I was also surprised about the PSP line up, as that's been rather stale.  With the dev kits costing 80% what they did, more developers will probably pick it up in the future also.

Speaking of, about the PSP Go.  I don't like the placement of the analog stick.  Other than that it's great, completely on demand games and movies, on the Go.  Easily the secret trump to Live's on demand.  Yeah, we can go on demand too, but on a road trip.  The PSP still isn't close the success it could/should be IMO though, so I am glad Sony has decided to show some software love its way.

The PSP Solid Snake isn't really Solid Snake.  It is Naked Snake/Big Boss the Snake of MGS3.  The clones are probably secret clones from Snakes body that were taken without him knowing about it.  When they originally took his DNA to clone the three Snakes-Solid, Liquid, and Solidus.  Big Boss is probably either going to try to destroy them all or help them be free and in the process they all get killed.  As they probably all have to die to make sense with the future that has already played out in the games.  I will purchase it eventually.

The PSP Go is perfect for upper class uppity people though, as they can throw hundreds into a PSN account on their PS3/PSP/PC and just download games as they come out, PSN, PSP, PS1 games.  And all PSN downloads are forever free once paid for once provided you keep your account.  The PSP Go is a win for anyone with money and always moving, and also for the newer generation that is into the DLC, downloadable, non-retail gamers that buy everything regardless of quality just because its a 10 dollar game and easy trophies/achievements.

I'm holding out for the PSP 2 or PSP phone whenever that comes around.  My PSP that plays UMD disks is still perfect in every way for me, I don't mind UMDs either, less memory for me to delete later when I'm making space.  

Gee what else?  Really glad Sony is coming through on their promise of having complete user generated content on games.  With "Play Share Create" becoming "Race Share Create".  That's pretty spectacular that he could build a track like that in 4 minutes.  It seemed elementary at best, and that game looks like a lot of fun.

Glad the Uncharted beta starts tonight, I thought we would see MAG start tonight too, but I don't mind waiting.  MAG looked like it has an amazingly large learning curve and I plan on powerleveling through like I did with Killzone to try to get to general or whatever.  I want my own army, fuck yeah.

Overall, I would say PS3's conference was a win, and there were still plenty of surprises.  I'm excited for Sony's year coming, but I think a price cut would have had Microsoft reeled back a LITTLE bit more than they are -- If they are, indeed.

Good E3 though, sounds like I would have fell asleep through Nintendo's conference if I wasn't already in fact sleeping.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/02/09 at 23:16:29
I just fucking Saw Kratos gut a Centaur and watch his intestines pour out.

Fucking MAG demo was awesome. PLayed quite smoothly with all 256 players taken and present in the game.

FFXIV released same year as FFXIII? Holy fucking cow! And also an exclusive to PS3 (Probably a timed exclusive)

The new Metroid actually looks like a remake, I swear I saw Ridley and the Walking Mother brain in the demo.


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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/09 at 23:58:14
Well today turned out ok I guess. Nintendos was a fail of course. I can give them credit for trying to appeal to hardcore fans again and they did try to show off more mature games, but I still have a hard time caring either way because I dont own a Wii and never will.

The Wii Silent Hill just looks stupid to me. You dont actually even shoot anything you just run from enemies and hope to get away....fucking dumb. I played the original Silent Hill and it was much better. No reason to play this version.

The Wii Dead Space game looks awesome for a Wii game, but still I cant make myself care.

Sonys conference was better but not that impressive all around either. The Uncharted 2 footage wasnt bad but I thought the gameplay video they released online a couple weeks ago was more impressive and more well rounded so it made the live demo of the game today seem a little underwelming.

Then there was MAG which I was the most excited to see out of everything. Its hard to really tell how the game plays out from what I assume was a slightly "scripted" MP match. I dont think that demo did the game justice and Im sure the actual game is a lot more chaotic than they way it looked but Im still somewhat intrigued by it. Doesnt look bad for what it does I just still want to see more and its all going to come down to how the game feels when I play it. Im still hoping it will be a major reason to get a PS3.

After that the conference just got boring to me. I dont own a PSP and never will so none of that stuff meant anything to me. It would seem if they are going to make a new PSP they would make one like fans want with two analog sticks for shooters and stuff. Give me that I might consider giving the PSP the time of day. Otherwise I have no need for gaming on the go.

I had heard rumors of a new Rockstar game but I didnt know Agent would be exclusive to the PS3. Wish I could have seen something on it cause its hard to get excited about it otherwise.

The Assassins Creed 2 live demo was pretty cool I guess but being that its not exclusive and the first game didnt interest me that much I had a hard time really being excited about it. Still, looks better than the first AC.

Was excited when I saw the new FF XIV being shown until the end of the trailer when it said "online" and then pretty much all care went right out the window. Dont care to play a FF MMO so Sony can have that exclusive.

I thought the coolest part of Sonys show, like Microsofts, was the motion control aspect. I dont know why this stuff seems to interest me so much, maybe because its on something other than a Nintendo console and I know it will be done in new and better ways with better games, I was once again impressed by Sonys take on the whole idea.

I still think Microsofts tech is superior as its completely controller-less and has voice recognition, which to me still leaves Microsofts tech open to the possibility of using it in conjunction with the regular controller. Combining the two is what I hope Microsoft will do with games that way you can use subtle body movements and voice to add even more possibilities as far as controls.

Also, being that Sonys tech is running on the already released PS3 Eye would lead me to believe that it wont be as cutting edge as it could be but I dont know. Its still going to come down to games and how this stuff is utilized with games and how much it will be supported by developers and publishers.

The racing game they showed where you can create tracks and stuff was ok I guess. I like the Mario Kart feel to it with weapons pick ups and stuff. If I were to make my own tracks Id just put shit tons of weapons on them so it would just be constant chaos.

Team Icos new game The Last Guardian would have been a nice surprise but I posted that video on here like two weeks ago. The one they showed was a little longer but basically the same thing. I think its beautiful looking but I wish I knew what it was really about. I have no doubts the game will be awesome and is a major reason to get a PS3 for me. Reminds me of The Never Ending Story though.

The God of War 3 demo was unimpressive to me. I dont really know what I was expecting but it wasnt what I saw. It just looks like a better looking GoW to me with nothing really "new" going on at all. I was just expecting to be blown away with next gen goodness that would make the game seem really different but it just wasnt there. I had hoped since I wasnt a big fan of the series that this game would somehow bring me around to being excited but it didnt. The game doesnt look bad at all but I hardly think its a reason to own a PS3.

I was also surprised they didnt announce a price drop for the PS3. Im guessing thats still going to happen?

I still think Microsoft had the best showing all around. A big part of the reason for that is because they dont have multiple platforms that they are trying to show off like Nintendo and Sony. I dont give a fuck about the PS2, PSP, DS, or anything of that other crap. Microsoft just focuses on the 360 the whole time and didnt waste any time quoting sales figures that no one cares about. They just get right to the point.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/03/09 at 00:06:48

wrote on 06/02/09 at 21:59:03:
Conversation is over.

I give up talking to you. Im done with this conversation. Buy a PS3, then you can rightfully compare anything you want.

And there is no point in trying to PROVE anything to you. You would just have something else to say. It wouldnt matter. I remember Scold trying to show you the eveidence back in the old tma and boy no matter what evidence he had, you overlooked it all like Vwing does regarding politics and religion and claim you were right anyhow. Talking or arguing with you is a lost cause. You are extremely stubborn thick headed.


Im done here.  Moving on.

" +2 Roadie " - Roadie

Yea, thats mature and productive. Just further proves how you really are.


The difference between when SCoLD and I argued is that we mostly had a difference of opinion. What you seem to do is spread misinformation and inaccurate "quotes" from "various sources". I even kindly pointed out where and what was incorrect and what the context was. You chose to take it as an attack, and instead of re-looking at your source materials to see whether or not YOU were wrong, you attacked me.  

The only person here overlooking anything is you, I have replied to every single instance where you displayed "devs said 360 lacks in ____ game". And yet you never once returned the courtesy of a rebuttle or fact checking. Not once. And to top it off you never read any of it anyways.

Just move on, and in the future when you post "dev quotes", be sure to type out the entire conversation, and actually get the right information across, rather than a hack-ass job you've done so far.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/03/09 at 00:35:21
Impressions from today and some yesterday.

Nintendo: I skipped it and read what I missed... glad I too slept in.

Sony: Pretty solid conference. I was shocked to see FF14 being an exclusive and was really impressed at how they scored that one... but then it said ONLINE and I instantly lost all interest. Reminds me of when they announced KOTOR being an MMO, really killed it for me. Why do they keep making these linear games into MMOs is beyond me.

God Of War art-style impressed me thoroughly. Lots of the backgrounds and foreground structures look like clay-animation style/miniature models and they look fantastic in a video game. Gameplay was what we can expect from the series. Nothing new to it, but I didn't expect the game to change.

The Littlebigplanet styled racer looked sweet. I envy how much user-customisation goes on in some PS3 games, and this was no exception. My only complaint was the racing itself, it looked like it would make me sick by the angle of view and the speed of the screen moving.

GT5 and Forza 3 and racing in general hold no interest for me. GT5 looked amazing but I dont think there was any gameplay shown, and why no release date still. Sucks for Mortimer, hes been waiting for that game forever.

As to the Natal and Sony's Motion thing, both are way beyond Nintendo's technology and pretty much eclipse their work. However, any motion controling devices of any kind is instantly boring for me. I like controllers and shooters and moving my character through it... I dont want to use my arms to fire a gun or bow or bother driving a steering wheel. If any of that stuff becomes MANDITORY for next-gen games, then I wont bother. Nintendo unveiled their Wii-remote and I instantly knew I'd never get one.

Milo looked intriguing, but I think the only thing that interests me there would be asking that kid things like : "hey milo do you know what murder is?" ala teaching him how to kill stuff in the virtual world and make him into a monster :)  


Biggest (happy) surprises for me this year:
Halo: Reach being Bungie made
Left 4 Dead 2
Crackdown 2
Alan Wake release date and gameplay shown! Yay.

Overall I dont think there is a clear winner, but it can be agreed that Nintendo and Ubisoft both sucked giant balls. If one was to decide what watered their palette the most, then its mostly subjective to what exclusives you prefer. For myself, Microsoft probably had the best show, as they spoke the least and showed off the games back-to-back. And the surprise announcement at the end where Kojima himself came on stage. Kind of reminded me of when FF was coming to the 360. Big surprises usually result in winners outcomes imo.

I think for me the MS exclusives held more interest as I have more of a background in those genres/series. I am deeply engraved in Halo, Crackdown, and L4D most recently. Alan Wake is another game I've been waiting forever for, and the gameplay really held my interest. The surprise of MGS coming to the 360 probably made a ton of people happy, but it doesn't bother me since I've never played a MGS and don't care for it.

On the Sony side, I've never played the ICO games and didnt understand that Guardian game (Falcor from Never-ending story anyone?), hold no interest for the PSP GO or regular PSP, never played God of War except the first one a little. Not sure what to think of the Agent game. Uncharted 2 however is the king of kings imo. Probably the best looking console game of all. I look forward to playing it. And to top it off there was no price-cut :( Looks like I'll have to pay 399 lol.



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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/03/09 at 00:59:19

XIZOR wrote on 06/02/09 at 17:42:05:

wrote on 06/02/09 at 16:19:23:
I know they say Natal will be supported by all X360 systems, but I wonder if this will be added / supported by any of the current games already released for the system maybe with a patch or something. Alot of great games already out that would be great with this feature.


"With Microsoft unveiling the potentially revolutionary Project Natal during its press conference today, we've already considered how games could be changed with such accurate motion controls. At a Microsoft event, we had the opportunity to experience Project Natal as it has been implemented into a pre-existing game: Burnout Paradise.

The game controls surprisingly well, with your hands controlling the steering and your feet controlling the car's acceleration. Stepping forward gives your ride some juice and stepping back hits the brakes.

Although this is just a minor taste of what's possible with Project Natal, it's great to see that the system will be possible with previously released games that might not have been designed with motion control in mind
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See, I don't understand. How is this more fun than using a controller? I don't get it. Even if it worked perfectly, which I doubt, I don't see how it is more fun that way. That just screams Wii gimmicky crap. I didn't watch the video of it but I saw that Sony jumped on the bandwagon too which is lame. But honestly, is this the kind of thing that we are to expect, hold a pretend wheel in our hands and step forward to accelerate? Is that revolutionary? If not, what kinds of revolutionary things are we to expect? It's not like you can go roll around on the floor and spin and jump and shit because you have to keep your eyes on the screen, but honestly I wouldn't want to anyway. I just don't get it.

Also, on the Natal thing, check out Kotaku's impressions. Apparently a lot of it was, as I expected, "trickery": http://kotaku.com/5275204/testing-molyneuxs-milo-a-virtual-boy-with-yes-a-dog

I still haven't seen either conference, but I saw a few clips. The stuff from today isn't as interesting as the stuff from yesterday, but the PSP MGS is cool, the new Team Ico game will be sweet (though I still need to see a trailer or something, I just got back from work, just saw that it was announced), GoW looks amazing as always (gameplay looks virtually identical, which is good I guess because it's awesome), but I don't like waiting until March for it. The PSP Go is just like PSP4000 from what I can tell, no new hardware, just another version of PSP that's smaller, so I don't give a shit. I'll wait for PSP2 with it's second analog stick (surely).
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/03/09 at 01:22:01
I thought Sony had many more aces up its sleeve than Microsoft.  The only surprise IMO was Natal.  There were no new IPs announced AT ALL for the 360.  I don't care for Final Fantasy or Forza/GT5 at all.  I would have to say Sony had the best conference for me, but once again, that's mainly all opinion of your taste of games.

As soon as he started talking about the one thing missing from the 360 library I immediately knew something MGS was being announced.  I thought it would be a MGS4 port, but everyone was saying Raiden was coming as the next MGS star so it only makes sense for them to not work on the port and go multiplatform next.  Unless you played MGS4 you wouldn't understand why it would take YEARS to port alone.  It's the anti-360 game.

So I wasn't too surprised about Kojima's showing, I did like how they did the announcement though, with the "!" and the "!" sound.  I was thinking of selling my PSP, but I might have to hold onto it long enough to play the new Metal Gear game coming.  Generally though, you aren't missing out on much if you have a full size console.  I was surprised they didn't announce a release date for "Afrika" also.  All around, I thought the surprise factor was lame altogether.

Biggest Surprises IMO, not in terms of my liking, but SURPRISE factor-

1. Final Fantasy 14 from out of fucking nowhere
2. Final Fantasy VII Remake PSN
3. MGS: Peace Walker announcement
4. Project Natal showing
5. MG:Rising announcement (involving Kojima I mean)
6. Left 4 Dead 2 releasing so early (November)
7. PSN Video Sports/NBA/UFC deal
8. XBox Live Facebook/Twitter deal

Notice there isn't any Nintendo surprises, because the only surprise to me is how it sold 100 million consoles, I think that more than anything far more than explains that the cheapest consoles will sell even if the games are so-so.  All of those surprises could come in any order though I guess.

MODIFICATION - Also, the PSP Go was spoiled on Day 1 of E3, so the announcement was way overshadowed, but the SURPRISE was there is no fucking disc tray for a UMD or movie.  It is just for dealing with the PSN store.  Which is fucking awesome I guess if you have wireless internet.  Like my iPod Touch is the shit when I'm in Philly (free internet in Philly BTW city-wide), but iPod Touch without WiFi just isn't as good.  So WiFi sluts probably love it.  Streaming games and movies...but I would miss my disc tray too much.  16 GB of memory though.  And you can delete old games and redownload them free.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/03/09 at 03:03:52

RoaDiE wrote on 06/03/09 at 00:06:48:

wrote on 06/02/09 at 21:59:03:
Conversation is over.

I give up talking to you. Im done with this conversation. Buy a PS3, then you can rightfully compare anything you want.

And there is no point in trying to PROVE anything to you. You would just have something else to say. It wouldnt matter. I remember Scold trying to show you the eveidence back in the old tma and boy no matter what evidence he had, you overlooked it all like Vwing does regarding politics and religion and claim you were right anyhow. Talking or arguing with you is a lost cause. You are extremely stubborn thick headed.


Im done here.  Moving on.

" +2 Roadie " - Roadie

Yea, thats mature and productive. Just further proves how you really are.


The difference between when SCoLD and I argued is that we mostly had a difference of opinion. What you seem to do is spread misinformation and inaccurate "quotes" from "various sources". I even kindly pointed out where and what was incorrect and what the context was. You chose to take it as an attack, and instead of re-looking at your source materials to see whether or not YOU were wrong, you attacked me.  

The only person here overlooking anything is you, I have replied to every single instance where you displayed "devs said 360 lacks in ____ game". And yet you never once returned the courtesy of a rebuttle or fact checking. Not once. And to top it off you never read any of it anyways.

Just move on, and in the future when you post "dev quotes", be sure to type out the entire conversation, and actually get the right information across, rather than a hack-ass job you've done so far.



It was more than difference of opinion. It was more like an intelligent way of displaying fanboism between you two. The only way to end it was to close the post. Difference of opinion? Pfft

Fact checking? What the fuck do you think I talk about? I dont come up with this bullshit on my own. I dont have that kind of imagination. I just know better than to argue anything against you. And with an attitude like you have, its not motivation to want to have to prove myself against you. I dont give a fuck. You obviously dont care to want to take other areas of information unless you yourself present it. and yea thats being very stubborn.  And yes you knew bringing those little points up would start something like this. Thats why you do these things. You jerk off to arguments like this. It was you who made the first move.

Again, I dont understand why you cant just say. "Ok P7, maybe you heard something that I havent yet. Maybe you have some information that is all but confirmed, id like to see where you saw this. Or yea maybe i missed that or where did you read, id like to see info on that" instead of being an ass like you were and outright attack what my information has to say. At first I was taking your information into consideration. Again I am not against ither side, but when you start to intimidate me with an attitude, the discussion goes sour. And I am not going to waste my time looking to prove you wrong when its impossible to do so even with the infomration punching you in the face and kicking you in your nuts. You are very stubborn and you do not care.

Everytime you have helped me with info or something where you have constuctively critisized me, i took it in and thanked you, so you know that this hopeless argument must have been how you attacked me.

If you would just ask me instead of attacking me, I would gladly dig up where I found the facts and share them with you. I just dont take kindly to being attacked because you dont feel I am right. I would rather have an open discussion and discuss these instead of arguing about them. I told you I would gladly dig all this up and give you what ive seen directly so you can see where I am coming from. All you have to do is nicely ask. And for gods sake keep it off this thread.

You are supposed to be excited about times like this, not debating me over whos right or who has more evidence. If you want to talk, you have may AIM name. Use it. Take this off a perfectly untainted thread, well until now.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/03/09 at 03:42:05

wrote on 06/02/09 at 21:59:03:
Conversation is over.

I give up talking to you. Im done with this conversation.

Im done here.  Moving on.


What happened to this? I thought this crap was over. One of you has to shut up first, I don't care which, but frankly this is E3 time, there are much more relevant things to discuss. Perhaps you fellas would like to take it to a different thread if you're not done?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/03/09 at 03:46:17
I'd rrrrreally like to not get involved at all, but I have read those same articles, and it was several developers indeed that stated it.  Some of the larger developers are EA, Insomniac, Dylan Jobe and crew, hell even Dave Jaffe.  I'm not saying their opinion is more important then 360 exclusive devs, but 360 exclusive devs are also 360 exclusive, so therefore they don't even know.

The stats for all three systems were released in 2005, or close to it, and they haven't changed.  We can argue about graphics until the cows come home, but the stats will never ever change.

All I know is I said both motion control systems would be shown and they were.  Most people don't realize that the gaming industry is doing exactly what the wrestling industry did in 2002 which killed professional wrestling.  Insiders like Dave Meltzer, etc would sell secrets to magazines and websites, pretty soon there aren't any secrets.  Someone inside Sony and Microsoft are selling these things at high dollar for their own wealth, and I'm not saying I blame them or anything, I'm just saying that ALMOST EVERYTHING leaks before announcement time.  The Rockstar "Agency" contract was inked in 2004 when LA Noire started being worked on...which includes TWO PS3 exclusives.  

And you can't argue graphics on trailers, because trailers most of the time are full of bullshit.  Just wait until both versions come out and then compare if you wish to, but I'm not going to bother playing either version.

When I read about the gore in GoW (ZIPPER TECHNOLOGY) I thought it was going to change the style of the game, with slashing each victim leaving him in puddles of blood.  However, watching the demo and some G4 exclusive crap, it seems like the same ol GoW, which is awesome.  The button time sequences and the FINAL blow to a victim are the only ones with zipper technology included, which means there is sure to be a great amount of death animations, which fucking rocks.  The gore looked amazing though from what I seen.  The graphics aren't a let down by any means, but I think they need to kick it up one more notch (and I'm sure they will) before March.  Would have been nice to see it this holiday season, but March has treated GoW good so far.

If anyone buys FFVII tonight I'll trade you Fat Princess when it comes out, but you have to already have my account on your machine because I'm maxed...
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/03/09 at 04:10:34
I think the important question that has yet to be touched upon, for those of us who where at work during the final half of the show...

... did Steve Weibe (sp) get the Donkey Kong high score?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/03/09 at 04:13:01

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/03/09 at 03:46:17:
I'd rrrrreally like to not get involved at all, but I have read those same articles, and it was several developers indeed that stated it.  Some of the larger developers are EA, Insomniac, Dylan Jobe and crew, hell even Dave Jaffe.  I'm not saying their opinion is more important then 360 exclusive devs, but 360 exclusive devs are also 360 exclusive, so therefore they don't even know.

The stats for all three systems were released in 2005, or close to it, and they haven't changed.  We can argue about graphics until the cows come home, but the stats will never ever change.

All I know is I said both motion control systems would be shown and they were.  Most people don't realize that the gaming industry is doing exactly what the wrestling industry did in 2002 which killed professional wrestling.  Insiders like Dave Meltzer, etc would sell secrets to magazines and websites, pretty soon there aren't any secrets.  Someone inside Sony and Microsoft are selling these things at high dollar for their own wealth, and I'm not saying I blame them or anything, I'm just saying that ALMOST EVERYTHING leaks before announcement time.  The Rockstar "Agency" contract was inked in 2004 when LA Noire started being worked on...which includes TWO PS3 exclusives.  

And you can't argue graphics on trailers, because trailers most of the time are full of bullshit.  Just wait until both versions come out and then compare if you wish to, but I'm not going to bother playing either version.

When I read about the gore in GoW (ZIPPER TECHNOLOGY) I thought it was going to change the style of the game, with slashing each victim leaving him in puddles of blood.  However, watching the demo and some G4 exclusive crap, it seems like the same ol GoW, which is awesome.  The button time sequences and the FINAL blow to a victim are the only ones with zipper technology included, which means there is sure to be a great amount of death animations, which fucking rocks.  The gore looked amazing though from what I seen.  The graphics aren't a let down by any means, but I think they need to kick it up one more notch (and I'm sure they will) before March.  Would have been nice to see it this holiday season, but March has treated GoW good so far.

If anyone buys FFVII tonight I'll trade you Fat Princess when it comes out, but you have to already have my account on your machine because I'm maxed...



Thank you Scold. And yes Nightshade, I am done. Sorry to flood your thread with this crap, Scold sealed the deal for me and i am now done.

And yea. No need to trade Scold. Hit me up tomorrow on AIM and ill let you download mine.


I wasnt expecting Twisted Metal to be announced at all but I was hoping to be wrong, but then i was right...so far. Hopefuly something of the game will come up. And I was pretty happy with GOW so far. The bosses are looking massive, the weapons look hot as ever. The finishing moves are disgustingly beautiful. I cant fucking wait to grab this one.


I am really going to enjoy looking at the MGS game for X360 grow and mature until its release. I doubt this will be a dissappointment. I have yet had an MGS game be a dissappointment.

Looking forward to Ninja Gaiden S2. I always wanted to play through the game again one more time. Now this will give me a reason to. A rental at best, but an enjoyable one. Im pissed they toned down the violence. Not sure why they did in the first place, but hey. Minor inconvenience.

I dont care what you all say. I really enjoyed the first Mario Galaxy and cant wait to give this new one a try. And metroid also looks like an enjoyable one. Too many games, too many games.


I dont know why, but i am not very EXCITED about the new Halo stuff. Maybe because i played 2/3 in LAN games to death and cant bare to look at another Halo game for a while. Left4Dead Seems like a solid sequel to an already great franchise. After this sequel, I dont see why they SHOULDNT stick to DLC for the first 2 games and let the third installemnt (if there is ever one) sit on the benches for a while. Just let these other games blossom. And why no mention of Gears of War 3? I was assuming theyd be making some kind of announcement. Who knows. And no killer instinct. What the fuck? And Epic Games still needs to release news of an epics PS3 exclusive. Unless they did announce and i missed it?

I was hoping for a real Dead Space 2 sequel or a The Darkness Sequel, i guess it wont happen anytime soon.

The motion sensor stuff, you know like Night said. Its all impressive and shit assuming it works pon release. But can we really wanna be using the motion crap everytime we wanna play games for 2-6 hours at a time? I cant see it. I hope they dont dissolve the controler altogether lik Wii does with there games. Only the wii mote and nun cuck supported for most wii games. Sux Ballz. Imagine playing Godzilla Unleashed aving your arms just to jump for breath fire from godzillas mouth. Not fun, frustrating. So I can see this being a nice ADDED feature for X3660 and PS3, but dont make it the chore mandatory gaming aspect the Wii turned it into, Make it an optional feature.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/03/09 at 04:38:53
I think some of the motion control things could be fun, but it depends on how its used I guess.  Nothing at E3 is something I could do for a long time.  I definitely don't want to kneel on pillows with a friend and make shadow puppet elephants.  I don't want to throw paint either.  I think I would like to play that Milo game and I would like to play an Oblivion type game with the bow and arrow and magic spells.  That stuff could work for me.  I'm not yet sold on the motion sensing, I do know the PS3 EYE only cost 50 bucks and the Project Natal "alpha build" that was used in testing is roughly 200-250.  Now this is just the test camera, nothing at E3 was final, so that could very well change.  I think those remotes with the ball on it for the PS3 would be a pretty penny though, easily more than 50 each.

Right now, I'm just focused on trying to get through one game at a time as I'm completely swamped.  I played KZ2 months late, and only spent a week in it before I got thrust with InFAMOUS because I put my name down on the reserve list and they called me a week early because someone else canceled.  I plan on beating it as a good guy first because I read the bad guys powers are cooler...then keeping the bad guy filesave.  Only played the first few missions but it is very addictive.

P7, so you have my account on your PS3?  I think you have the TMA account, but not TruSolja, but I can't remember.  I'll get you something in return you know that.  I owe Order some games too, I don't forget too many things.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/03/09 at 04:49:00

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/03/09 at 04:10:34:
I think the important question that has yet to be touched upon, for those of us who where at work during the final half of the show...

... did Steve Weibe (sp) get the Donkey Kong high score?


No. He died to many times the first run, then on the second run the power to the machine actually cut off for some unknown reason when he was close to a million. Then the third time he didnt quite make it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/03/09 at 04:51:51

XIZOR wrote on 06/03/09 at 04:49:00:

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/03/09 at 04:10:34:
I think the important question that has yet to be touched upon, for those of us who where at work during the final half of the show...

... did Steve Weibe (sp) get the Donkey Kong high score?


No. He died to many times the first run, then on the second run the power to the machine actually cut off for some unknown reason when he was close to a million. Then the third time he didnt quite make it.



Damn. I was really pulling for him. Like to the point were I was standing around at work tonight and wondering if he got the score or not.  8-)

And the power cut off! It must have been Billy fucking with him!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/03/09 at 05:17:28
Billy is a little asshole, I seen that documentary last night also.  He was a lowlife little snobby prick.  And I think he has a coke habit too.  Why the fuck is he so scared of losing in a game of fucking Donkey Kong?  I was pulling for him too.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/03/09 at 06:40:45
As far as the whole motion control debate, I by no means want this to be the primary way to control games now or ever but I do think the tech and gameplay mechanic has its place in gaming and could make some games fun. The hardcore games probably always will have controllers so I dont think anyone ever needs to get scared that even with all the buzz around motion control right now that it will ever take the controllers out of our hands.

Like Ive said Im still not sold on it yet and I can understand why some people dont care for it at all but anything new and innovative that comes to gaming always gets me excited because I see things like this as just stepping stones to other better things in the future. We arent ever going to know what works and what doesnt if we dont take chances with new things, new tech, and new ways to play games.

Most people are just worried because of how motion control has been effected the casual market with Nintendo, but the idea can obviously go way beyond what Nintendo is trying to do and I know both Sony and Microsoft arent just going to lay down and try to completely copy Nintendo by making casual stupid games. All this stuff is is just ways to have better well rounded systems that everyone can play. They want there consoles to have reasons why every single person will want to have them in their homes. Thats all this is.

On the topic of games Im still waiting for all the good stuff go start flooding in from the show floor now. Hasnt been much yet. Im ready to see Borderlands, Predator and Aliens, GTA DLC Gay Tony, Mafia 2, Bioshock 2, Bad Company 2, and a shit ton more.

Got to see a live demo of Mass Effect 2 tonight on G4. The game looks way more polished both graphically and gameplay wise now. Cant wait for this one next year.

Also Valve said today to expect them to support L4D 2 for quite a while after its released. They already have plans for DLC and tons of other things.

Also me and my buddies picked up copies of Red Faction today and weve been playing the MP some tonight and I have to say its fun as fucking shit. Best MP of the year so far. The gametypes, weapons, and backpacks make this game feel so unique. Its cool because like in Halo they mix up what weapons and packs you start with so its always different how shit plays out. What was in the demo barely scratched the surface and only contained maybe half of the actual packs and weapons that are in the game. I can see myself playing this some for a little while. Very fun.

The single player isnt bad either. Its basically a sandbox type game on Mars. Its fun running around blowing shit up but I dont know how long the appeal will last and if it will stay fun until the end as there is a lot to do much like any other sandbox game. Ill have more to be able to give a full review but this is one game where I can say its probably worth the purchase more for MP than SP.
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Title: couple instances of your facts being wrong.
Post by RoaDiE on 06/03/09 at 07:16:48
You said about Rage:

Quote:
Rage - Not only is the X360 version going to be inferior to the PS3 version, but they have to "change" the story around and break up the game to fit various discs because of the X360 limitations in comparison to the PS3. They said it would be a watered down version. And get this, the devs were very upset about it but because of putting so much time into that version, they werent going to sit on it.


The devs said:
http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=1001

"As far as game content, I will swear on the lives of my children that nothing was cut,"

"The story is constructed in such a way that I would be very sad if we had to make it fit into three discs, because where would you switch the disc if it's three and you had a two-act story?"

"Yes, I mean, technically that is correct, but realistically and practically they look the same," explained Willits.

Gee, kinda got that one wrong didnt you?

FF13 you said

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Made for PS3 but will be ported to the X360. They are already talking about how they need to restructure the FFXIII game and edit out alot of the good stuff so it could be played on an X360. One of the biggest things was the jap voice overs. Alot of ppl are pissed about that for the X360 version. They are nudering alot of these PS3 games being ported to the X360


Producer Yoshinori Kitase said: "Obviously, when we talk about XIII it’s for PS3 and Xbox – with PS3 being on Blu ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not,” said Kitase. “At the moment we’re thinking of releasing the voice in English only. Are there many people who would like to play with Japanese voices?"

Where does he mention ONCE anything BUT the format issue? Disc space is all he mentioned, yet you claim the game will be restructured (?) and 'good' stuff cut from the game. All he mentioned was Jap voices, which MAY or MAY NOT be cut.

The only instances you have ever brought up, have ALL been disc related issues. I told you that, and you said some b.s content being cut, games being watered down.

SCoLD -

"Some of the larger developers are EA, Insomniac, Dylan Jobe and crew, hell even Dave Jaffe.  I'm not saying their opinion is more important then 360 exclusive devs, but 360 exclusive devs are also 360 exclusive, so therefore they don't even know."

I am not talking about 360 vs PS3 devs saying anything. I am talking about comments P7 made that weren't accurate or understanding of the context. THATS ALL.

Last on the subject

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You are supposed to be excited about times like this, not debating me over whos right or who has more evidence. If you want to talk, you have may AIM name. Use it. Take this off a perfectly untainted thread, well until now.


P7, I have no issue with who is right or who is wrong, but when you post incorrect and often very misinformed "quotes" why shouldnt I be allowed to say something about it? You are the one who took the offense, and you are the one who threw a fit. Stop acting like a victim.

Plus, those certain instances were mentions where the 360 apparently gets watered-down versions of games, which clearly wasn't true at all. I don't like seeing ignorant statements being made about a perfectly good console.

So yea, blame me for trying to keep all the insider information from the industry as accurate as possible. If you wanna make me a bad guy, go for it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by OutOfOrder on 06/03/09 at 07:26:09
Wow that was incredibly boring.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/03/09 at 07:30:31

OutOfOrder wrote on 06/03/09 at 07:26:09:
Wow that was incredibly boring.


Yeah I loved E3 too.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/03/09 at 08:04:10
Red Faction Guerrilla MP is fucking awesome. The end.
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Title: Re: couple instances of your facts being wrong.
Post by Pse7en on 06/03/09 at 12:29:43

RoaDiE wrote on 06/03/09 at 07:16:48:
You said about Rage:

Quote:
Rage - Not only is the X360 version going to be inferior to the PS3 version, but they have to "change" the story around and break up the game to fit various discs because of the X360 limitations in comparison to the PS3. They said it would be a watered down version. And get this, the devs were very upset about it but because of putting so much time into that version, they werent going to sit on it.


The devs said:
http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=1001

"As far as game content, I will swear on the lives of my children that nothing was cut,"

"The story is constructed in such a way that I would be very sad if we had to make it fit into three discs, because where would you switch the disc if it's three and you had a two-act story?"

"Yes, I mean, technically that is correct, but realistically and practically they look the same," explained Willits.

Gee, kinda got that one wrong didnt you?

FF13 you said
[quote]Made for PS3 but will be ported to the X360. They are already talking about how they need to restructure the FFXIII game and edit out alot of the good stuff so it could be played on an X360. One of the biggest things was the jap voice overs. Alot of ppl are pissed about that for the X360 version. They are nudering alot of these PS3 games being ported to the X360


Producer Yoshinori Kitase said: "Obviously, when we talk about XIII it’s for PS3 and Xbox – with PS3 being on Blu ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not,” said Kitase. “At the moment we’re thinking of releasing the voice in English only. Are there many people who would like to play with Japanese voices?"

Where does he mention ONCE anything BUT the format issue? Disc space is all he mentioned, yet you claim the game will be restructured (?) and 'good' stuff cut from the game. All he mentioned was Jap voices, which MAY or MAY NOT be cut.

The only instances you have ever brought up, have ALL been disc related issues. I told you that, and you said some b.s content being cut, games being watered down.

SCoLD -

"Some of the larger developers are EA, Insomniac, Dylan Jobe and crew, hell even Dave Jaffe.  I'm not saying their opinion is more important then 360 exclusive devs, but 360 exclusive devs are also 360 exclusive, so therefore they don't even know."

I am not talking about 360 vs PS3 devs saying anything. I am talking about comments P7 made that weren't accurate or understanding of the context. THATS ALL.

Last on the subject

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You are supposed to be excited about times like this, not debating me over whos right or who has more evidence. If you want to talk, you have may AIM name. Use it. Take this off a perfectly untainted thread, well until now.


P7, I have no issue with who is right or who is wrong, but when you post incorrect and often very misinformed "quotes" why shouldnt I be allowed to say something about it? You are the one who took the offense, and you are the one who threw a fit. Stop acting like a victim.

Plus, those certain instances were mentions where the 360 apparently gets watered-down versions of games, which clearly wasn't true at all. I don't like seeing ignorant statements being made about a perfectly good console.

So yea, blame me for trying to keep all the insider information from the industry as accurate as possible. If you wanna make me a bad guy, go for it. [/quote]


I thought we were done so I didnt bother reading any of that. Sorry you lost. Maybe next time.



I dont know if he finished the Donkey Kong contest, but I do remember him losing power to the Arcadr a couple of times losing his score.




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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/03/09 at 14:37:22
2 more pages!  Thanks TMA!!   :)

I gotta work as this is all going on so  info is premium.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/03/09 at 17:13:19
How funny. George Broussard (formally 3D Realms) posted this on his Twitter Account:

Natal is cool, but it looks mainly to be gimmicky for people that will never play games with a controller. Not for gamers.

I don't agree with rational like this. I can see Natal being used in far different ways that what Sony showed. There produced was more or less a beefed up Wii controller. That's cool and all but in the end its still just simply that... a beefed up Wii controller. That will be exactly how developers will utilize it.

I think Natal has a chance to be something different. I know the whole point of the thing is "no controller" but whose to say it can't be used in conjunction with one? I just see much cooler things out of Natal than anything else.

And I'm a Sony fanboy first!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/03/09 at 19:35:09
If Natal truly worked like they said it does, it would have been a live test, not a video of someone talking to Milo.  All of that shit can be camera tricks, easily.  Even Sony's Dr. Whomever took a stab at that in the very beginning, and said, "Notice all of what we are showing you today is a live demo, not a recording".  That undoubtedly pointed at MS and Natal.  Natal is also a year or two from being finished.

I do think Natal's technology far surpasses Sony's, but Sony has the year advantage that the 360 had when it launched, and I don't see Microsoft closing the gap as well as Sony has in terms of software capabilities.  Sony has more in house developers than both 360 and Wii combined, neither system will EVER be able to compete as far as amount of games sold, and in many opinions, the quality of games sold, myself included.

Not trying to knock Microsoft at all though.  I will probably end up buying Natal before the PS3 Eye, as Milo is something that greatly impressed me, but that will have to work flawless, which I don't think is the case at all.

Modification - I thought I was going to have to call Sony because my HDMI functionality went to shit last night.  The screen went black then blue and back and forth and wouldn't show anything.  I turned it off and went to bed, dreading the morning.  Well I tried playing InFamous this morning and the same thing happened.  So I decided to check to see if it was just the HDMI cable by plugging it into my HD DirecTV receiver and it wouldn't display anything there either.  So it's the cable.  I pulled the HDMI cable out and it was just shreded wires, with the metal piece still in the HD box.  So I needle nosed it out and bought a new HDMI cable from Hong Kong for $4.

::strokes launch model PS3::

don't ever do that again fucker.  Because I took you apart they won't fix you for free -- ever.
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Title: Re: couple instances of your facts being wrong.
Post by RoaDiE on 06/03/09 at 22:46:33

wrote on 06/03/09 at 12:29:43:
I thought we were done so I didnt bother reading any of that. Sorry you lost. Maybe next time.


Not like you ever read any of the replies anyways. Keep posting bullshit, and you'll keep getting the bitch-slaps.

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Title: Re: couple instances of your facts being wrong.
Post by Pse7en on 06/04/09 at 01:13:48

RoaDiE wrote on 06/03/09 at 22:46:33:

wrote on 06/03/09 at 12:29:43:
I thought we were done so I didnt bother reading any of that. Sorry you lost. Maybe next time.


Not like you ever read any of the replies anyways. Keep posting bullshit, and you'll keep getting the bitch-slaps.



If anything your posts are as equally labeled bullshit as mine are.


Anyways.

I enjoyed  the trailer for Darksiders Wrath of war. It looks like a typical hack and slash with some unique special abilities. And you get to ride a firey horse! I have seen some morphing abilties that looked pretty good. Ill keep this one on my radar for the future.

Ill be happy with Left 4 Dead 2 if we see some more Bosses and bosses with more abilities.  I want a boss who tosses body parts out of his own body that explode on contact, similar to the quake zomvies. They pick at their brainsand toss the pieces at you. Aww man I gotta play that game again.

Dantes inferno. I dont know what to make of this game. The art work in the game looks fantastic but i think the rest of the game is a GOW wannabe. Long time to see more of this before it comes out.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Hellbent on 06/04/09 at 01:17:41
Sorry P7. Roadie is actually correct. Not sure where your sources came from. But your sounding like a douche.

Besides we all know the console versions will be inferior to the PC version. Which will run off hardrives that are 10x larger and faster than a Bluray.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/04/09 at 01:27:03

Hellbent wrote on 06/04/09 at 01:17:41:
Sorry P7. Roadie is actually correct. Not sure where your sources came from. But your sounding like a douche.

Besides we all know the console versions will be inferior to the PC version. Which will run off hardrives that are 10x larger and faster than a Bluray.



I agree. I just picked up the PC version of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and its amazing how much more crisp and clear it looks on the PC vs. the PS3 and the (be it little) time I've spent with the 360 version of the game.

Console debates are pretty pointless anyway. We all know that the best system that ever was, has been, or will be created has came out. I am of course referencing towards the Atari Jaguar / Jag CD ! We should debate if it really has a 64 bit processor or not.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 06/04/09 at 07:20:56
PS2 is the best system that has ever came out imho.

this has one more day right? Is there anything hopeful for tomorrow? News wise I mean.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/04/09 at 08:06:05
Havent read much E3 stuff today cause Im in a current game bliss right now with Red Faction Guerrilla, UFC, and Fuel.

Went and picked up that Fuel racing game today. Had my doubts after IGN gave it a 5.1 yesterday, but after playing it for most of the day I have to say it delivered on all the things I hoped it would.

As I posted a couple weeks ago Fuel was recently inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records for having the biggest playable in game world in any game ever made....and that is completely accurate believe me.

Without getting to in depth because I know no one else here cares Ill just say this is the first racing game to deliver on the promise of letting you race in true open world fashion. You do have checkpoints but you can get to those checkpoints any way you want most of the time where as most games would just reset your car when you go off track, Fuel does not.

The trade off is that you do this at your own discretion so its not always wise to venture off the beaten path. Depending on the environment and your cars specs sometimes its wise to follow the GPS, sometimes not. Also the GPS changes depending on what you do so if you do go way off course it will adjust and try to give you the best possible path given your current position in real time. Given the massive scale of the game its impressive.

Again I cannot stress how amazing the scale of this game is. I will say its definitely not for everyone. Probably not for anyone here.

Continued playing Red Faction Guerrilla MP tonight with a squad of 5 of my friends. I still stand by my opinion that this game has a fucking awesome MP. Im contemplating just buying it if enough people would actually play it regularly. Fun fun fun.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/04/09 at 08:10:22
I'm surprised considering your initial lackluster impression of RF. The demo was pretty good IMO, but right now I've been looking at InFamous and / or Prototype - is it really that good? Does it make up for the lack of true geomod?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/04/09 at 08:22:16
Yes. I dont know how to explain how fun the MP is without going on some huge rant but all I can say is that if you liked the MP demo AT ALL you will love the full games MP. I thought the gametype you had to play in the MP demo was fun but honestly its probably the least fun mode in the full game so if you were like me and liked that then the rest of the modes are amazing. All the back packs and weapons that werent in the demo and beta are so fucking awesome.

Like I stated earlier, the SP is pretty cool but nothing special and I still havent played it that much so I wont really "review" that portion but I never thought Id be spending most of my time playing this game in the MP.

Only reason I didnt like the game initially was because I wasnt blown away by the SP experience, geo-mod, and AI but I can say most of that doesnt even matter to me now. I never said I hated this game, its just I had astronomical expectations for it, which in retrospect were very unrealistic. The geo-mod as a SP aspect isnt as impressive but how its incorporating into the MP is quite impressive.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/04/09 at 12:34:42

Hellbent wrote on 06/04/09 at 01:17:41:
Sorry P7. Roadie is actually correct. Not sure where your sources came from. But your sounding like a douche.

Besides we all know the console versions will be inferior to the PC version. Which will run off hardrives that are 10x larger and faster than a Bluray.



We all know the PC versions are always going to be better. Not to mention the opional modding the games are a nice addon. You cant do that on the console versions. And I already told you where the sources came from.


Everyones sounds like a douche here once in a while. And yea I never liked these dumb debates in the first place. I dont know how I got sucked into this one. But I still stand by what I said. I may sound like a douche, but you guys are no angels, and it takes two to make an argument. Roadie was just as much a douche as I was in this and its all for a dumb reason. Id rather just move on from this and talk about something we actually care about discussing.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/04/09 at 12:39:00

NightShade wrote on 06/04/09 at 08:10:22:
I'm surprised considering your initial lackluster impression of RF. The demo was pretty good IMO, but right now I've been looking at InFamous and / or Prototype - is it really that good? Does it make up for the lack of true geomod?



Protoype gets released next week, so we wont know till then. But its getting mixed feedback.  Alot of comments about outdated graphics on gametrailers but it just looks  like its gonna be alotta fun to play. I actually dont know how someone can pass this up just even renting the game first. Like infamous is good. alot of fun. I am half way through the game already. I am not too thrilled about the comic book story cinematics but everything else is fun. A little awkward and limited as far as free lance is concerned but , wait what am I talking about? P7 opinions dont count.  Woops sorry.


                           
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/04/09 at 14:07:59
I agree it's a little less free lance then expected, similar to Crackdown I would say.  It's kind of linear, but the best thing about Infamous is you have to play it twice as its a completely different story/ending.  I'm getting close to the "good" ending and so far its brilliant.  I do like the comic book style story though, because there are so many stories (after each good/evil mission)...there are so many of them that they decided to CGI it and it looks exactly like Twisted Metal Black endings to me.  That's exactly what I think of when I watch the movies in InFamous.  The evil powers looks awesome and I can't wait to play that part.

Also, all that stuff in Fuel can be down in Burnout Paradise.  Not saying Fuel is bad, as it looks good, but leaving the main road to find your path, open world racing, and GPS recalculating.

I'll probably rent both Fuel and Prototype.  I have been talking with family and I think I'm going to be buying UFC sometime soon.  Lots of family members have been wanting to play it so I might be able to get some $$ out of them for it.  ::insert evil laugh::
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/04/09 at 15:25:26
"As I posted a couple weeks ago Fuel was recently inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records for having the biggest playable in game world in any game ever made....and that is completely accurate believe me."

I like me some racing games. I'm very picky about them though. I hate buying one and it turns out all the cars handle the same, and they react like dump trucks.

Might have to check this out.  


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/04/09 at 20:05:38

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/04/09 at 14:07:59:
Also, all that stuff in Fuel can be down in Burnout Paradise.  Not saying Fuel is bad, as it looks good, but leaving the main road to find your path, open world racing, and GPS recalculating.

I'll probably rent both Fuel and Prototype.  I have been talking with family and I think I'm going to be buying UFC sometime soon.  Lots of family members have been wanting to play it so I might be able to get some $$ out of them for it.  ::insert evil laugh::


I understand the comparisons to Burnout I guess, but Fuel is nothing like Burnout Paradise at all and the world in Fuel is about 100x bigger and its completely "open" so to speak in that its all offroad outdoors type racing. Seeing the GPS recalculate itself in sections where there are no roads or paths at all is what makes it amazing.

Burnout Paradise sucks because if you make just one wrong turn then you are fucked in that game and you cant pause the game mid-race and look at your map to see what roads and turns you need to make so it ends up just being a huge guessing game most times unless you just know every road like the back of your hand. I never found that to be a fun way to race. In Fuel you just say, hey I want to go through those trees over there and see if I can cut these guys off and you can do that. No other offroad racer thats ever promised this feature has delivered.

Also Burnout is annoying because you have to fucking drive to races and then if you lose drive back to that same location. That is just stupid game design and wouldnt work in Fuel at all. Thankfully with a world as big as Fuels you can just select a race or event and just go there instantly.

Fuel also does a good job in my opinion of making the driving feel completely real when going from dirt to gravel to pavement to grass or whatever. You can really feel the change in grip and often times this is a deciding factor in whether to try and leave the main "course".

One of the achievements in Fuel was to drive from one camp to another camp without using helicopters. I used a dirt bike and tried to basically drive in a straight line as much as possible to get from point A to point B and it took me right at 30 minutes to drive there and these two points werent even that far from each other in terms of size of the game world if that give you any indication on how big Fuels world is. If you wanted to drive from one end of the map to the other it would probably take you maybe 4 hours or more (Im just guessing here although I would like to actually try this feat). Now if this were a game like Oblivion or something where you actually had to walk around in the environment then I guesstimate it would take at least two days worth of playing to cross the entire game world.

There are a few gripes that I have with Fuel. One is that the difficulty can be uneven at times. For the main career races you can pick which difficulty you want for each individual race which is nice, but the challenges are just random. Some are way to easy and others harder although Ive yet to find a race I cant beat in the game. Its just some races feel far to easy for my taste. I like some tension in my races.

Another thing I dont like is that you get absolutely nothing unless you finish first in every race. There are no prizes or rewards for placing second, third, or lower.

Also there are no wrecks to speak off. You can occasionally ram an opponent into nearby objects in the environment but there is no real damage to the cars or satisfaction of battling with opponents. Normally this would really bother me but for some reason it just doesnt in this game.

I will say again that Fuel isnt going to be for everyone. If you arent into offroad stuff you probably wont like it. I generally tend to enjoy some racing games more than most people, especially the people who review them (like IGN in this case who gave Fuel an unfair 5.1) as I have a different taste in racing games than most people. Where most people and reviews like Burnout Paradise and Forza, I dont and would prefer GRID, Flatout, Need For Speed: Undercover, and Fuel which most of those games got lesser review scores and critical acclaim aside from GRID.

And SCoLD, if you do get UFC you know what system you better get it for.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/04/09 at 22:31:30
I dont know if any of you have seen Just Cause 2 yet, but it is the most incredible looking game Ive ever seen. Ever. This one took me completely by surprise at E3 as the first game was just ok to me, but the new one seems to be completely redone while keeping the main features that made the first one stand out. Just watch this 10 min gameplay demo and if you arent impressed by this then nothing will impress you.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50740.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/04/09 at 22:47:16
Just to let everyone know, Gametrailers.com is the place to be going right now for all your E3 goodness since all the press conferences and whatnot are over with. Gametrailers is updated with video after video after video after video all day of EVERY game from the show floor. No one else has better, longer, and just plain more gameplay videos than they do. Ive been fucking around on the site for a couple of hours and this is the only site Ive seen thats giving me what I want at this point in E3 goodness.....gameplay videos.

Back with more later.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/05/09 at 15:02:47
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/adventure/agent/index.html?tag=related-game;title;e32009

If its as good as GTA, it  should be fun.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/05/09 at 15:05:52

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/04/09 at 14:07:59:
I agree it's a little less free lance then expected, similar to Crackdown I would say.  It's kind of linear, but the best thing about Infamous is you have to play it twice as its a completely different story/ending.  I'm getting close to the "good" ending and so far its brilliant.  I do like the comic book style story though, because there are so many stories (after each good/evil mission)...there are so many of them that they decided to CGI it and it looks exactly like Twisted Metal Black endings to me.  That's exactly what I think of when I watch the movies in InFamous.  The evil powers looks awesome and I can't wait to play that part.

Also, all that stuff in Fuel can be down in Burnout Paradise.  Not saying Fuel is bad, as it looks good, but leaving the main road to find your path, open world racing, and GPS recalculating.

I'll probably rent both Fuel and Prototype.  I have been talking with family and I think I'm going to be buying UFC sometime soon.  Lots of family members have been wanting to play it so I might be able to get some $$ out of them for it.  ::insert evil laugh::



The main protagaonist in Infamous. The voice actor sounds like someone from a previous game. Mr.Grimm from Twisted Metal Black. I wonder if its the same voice actor.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/05/09 at 19:12:47
Holy shit, I was wondering why I kept getting TMB flashbacks and I think you are right.  Especially the black and white still frame shots.  All I can think of is TMB every time I see a movie, and the voice is spot on for Mr. Grimm.  Weird though, I just looked in the TMB manual and there is no credit given to whomever voiced Mr. Grimm.  There is every other character but him listed for some reason.

I don't know who voices Cole either because there are NO CREDITS the the manual.  I am finishing the last level as a Hero right now though, so I'll edit this if I find out his name.

EDIT - The voice actor is Jason Cottle, but Wiki and IMDB don't have any other information for his as a voice actor.  He did play "Scott" in the Wedding Singer though, "Cindy and Scott are newlyweds, WOOPITY DOO!"  Just seen the good ending and I must say there is a mindfuck/plot twist at the end that is very intriguing to say the least.  It's suspenseful, surprising, ultimate win.  Here's Jason Cottle though, funny how he looks just like Cole.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/06/09 at 02:07:10

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/05/09 at 19:12:47:
Holy shit, I was wondering why I kept getting TMB flashbacks and I think you are right.  Especially the black and white still frame shots.  All I can think of is TMB every time I see a movie, and the voice is spot on for Mr. Grimm.  Weird though, I just looked in the TMB manual and there is no credit given to whomever voiced Mr. Grimm.  There is every other character but him listed for some reason.

I don't know who voices Cole either because there are NO CREDITS the the manual.  I am finishing the last level as a Hero right now though, so I'll edit this if I find out his name.

EDIT - The voice actor is Jason Cottle, but Wiki and IMDB don't have any other information for his as a voice actor.  He did play "Scott" in the Wedding Singer though, "Cindy and Scott are newlyweds, WOOPITY DOO!"  Just seen the good ending and I must say there is a mindfuck/plot twist at the end that is very intriguing to say the least.  It's suspenseful, surprising, ultimate win.  Here's Jason Cottle though, funny how he looks just like Cole.





Yea the only fucking person not listed in the credits on imdb for TMB are Mr. Grimm. Its Cole iseither the same voice actor as Snake or Mr. Grimm TMB

Also, Scold, the courier missions are creepy arent they?  You know  the missions where you have to follow the courier without being spotted? Those guys creep me the fuck out.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/06/09 at 16:02:20
Ok, I know no one takes me seriously when it comes to gaming. But, if you have 10 bucks to blow and are willing to try out a unique way of playing a video game on your PC, I recommend you look into trying out The Path. For those who want to try something new, this is it. Get ready to be addicted.

Its not a typical game, it is Very unique to say the least. And its only 10 bucks. Its a short horror game similar to ALICE, except this one is more Silent Hill-ish.  Very strange, but alot of fun. Dont expect anything except that its very unique game play style and bizzarre horror.

Note: Its a love/hate game. Either you love it or you will hate it. So, take that into consideration. Thats why I asked earlier if you are willing to blow 10 bucks. Me personally am loving it.


Download site:
http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/

Video:
http://thepath-game.com/


Small Review:
http://fidgit.com/archives/2009/03/when-it-comes-to-horror-the-pa.php
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/06/09 at 21:16:16
So what was everyones impressions of E3 this year? I thought it was the best its been in quite some time. Being that we all thought E3 was going to eventually die out this years show was a nice change in the right direction. Only bad thing is while there are still enough games coming out this year it seems a lot of games I really want are coming in 2010 for both Sony and Microsoft.

Ill just list some of the games I saw at E3 that I found interesting.

Singularity - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51222.html

Blur - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51218.html

Alan Wake- http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51175.html

Raven Squad - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50861.html

Section 8 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51131.html

Painkiller: Resurrection - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51079.html

Mafia 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/51069.html

L4D 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50625.html

Borderlands - http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/borderlands-gameplay-e3-2009/320030

Homefront - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50747.html

Lost Planet 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50619.html
This game looks fucking amazing.

Just Cause 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50740.html

Darksiders - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/50814.html

Ill probably think of more later.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/07/09 at 02:51:56
At first, I didn't know what you were talking about because on my first playthrough I didn't even do any side missions, just the hero missions.  On my villian game though, I am near completion and I know what you mean.  I have 300 shards to capture and I got a platinum.  I thought Prototype was going to hand inFAMOUS a new asskicking, but I don't think so after playing it.  It's just random sandbox fun.  GTA superhero style.  If Prototype is linear and action eye candy only I think I will be disappointed with it now.

Saying that, being the bad guy is so much more fun than being a hero.  The storyline is quite amazing and original.  Only a handful of movies have that ending down, let alone a game.  And the shards/dead drops (intel) are easy to find with the L3 clickage. I would say it's a must play, and probably one of the best games of the year so far.  With KZ2 and UFC 09 giving it some stiff punches to the face as competition IMO.

EDIT - The whole screwjob twist ending also reminds me of Twisted Metal Black also.  The similarities between the art direction, plot progression, and voice work is uncanny.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/07/09 at 03:05:46
Ohh, I completely got off track though.  I didn't have too much of a problem with the "Spy Games" courier missions.  The taliban suicide bomber dude looks freaky no doubt, but the ones that give me problems are the white hooded KKK mystic creatures that can Nightcrawler BAMF to locations and shoot infinite earthquakes like they were TM2 Slam or something.

So those were my biggest worries creature-wise.  I'd say the most pain in the ass side missions are the missions where you have to destroy the surveillance equipment on the side of buildings, such a pain in the ass for irregular shaped buildings.  I thought the hot air baloon storyline mission was a little tough too, but once you got your aim down the game is on the easy side.  My first playthrough was a rough 4 days but my villian did it in a day on a harder difficulty.  The villian has the best power moves though, and the cooler storyline IMO.  If you make the final choice an EVIL choice you get even more power actually and cosmetic changes to the rest of the game.

I recommend everyone do it at least once to see what it looks like.  Beautiful red and black lighting up the entire screen and moving from metal to metal.  The game is just superb, my little brother played it for the first time tonight and he didn't talk for like 2 hours straight until it was time to go home.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/07/09 at 05:40:35
I went ahead and placed a preorder out on the Ghostbusters game for the PS3 tonight at work. I was going to use the money to order Madden 2010 (I refuse to call it simply Madden 10) but I figured that one is still a couple months away and GB will be out in like a couple of weeks.

Anyone else picking this one up?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/07/09 at 05:44:37
If I can rent it for the 360 I will play it but Im not really looking forward to it or anything although I do want to play it. I honestly dont understand the gay obsession people have with this game but its cool. Ghostbusters is/was awesome I just highly doubt the game will be all that.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/07/09 at 06:07:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75U8kECdSj8

I think because it sounds different and cool. I like the way its being promoted as a true sequel to the movies.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/08/09 at 17:10:25
I dont know how they are but it seems alot of people on IGN forums have already gotten Prototype and it seems from the most part are loving the game. User reviews are at 8.5/10 review. Not bad.

I wish there was a demo to play first so I can try it out. Ill probably finish infamous before I even give this a try. I want to finish Infamous first.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/08/09 at 19:38:56
Yeah I reserved Prototype but for some reason everyone I know is skeptical about his game including me. Its like this overbearing fear everyone has that the game is going to suck. With so many people having the same fears it makes me wonder if the game is in fact going to suck. IGN will probably have a review today or tomorrow but Ill probably end up renting it unless it just gets amazing reviews.

I found this to be funny. Apparently some people are boycotting L4D 2 on the basis that it should be sold as an expansion or add on to L4D 1. I have a friend who said this exact same thing when it was announced so I guess I can understand the viewpoint. Just read this.

"Fans of 2008 first-person smash Left 4 Dead have reacted strongly to last week's news of a sequel, calling for a boycott to the new game in response to Valve's perceived lack of commitment to the original game.

At the time of writing some 15,000 fans have registered their disdain on a Steam Community Group, (thanks, videogaming24/7) asking that 'Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.'

The news of a sequel for Left 4 Dead goes against Valve's typical practice, wherein titles are often in gestation for long periods and given extensive post-release support.

Valve's VP of Marketing Doug Lombardi reacted to the news in an interview late last week, telling RockPaperShotgun, 'There's more content coming for Left 4 Dead in the fairly near term, that I think will sort of add to this picture and hopefully change some people's opinions of what's happening right now.'"
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/08/09 at 20:47:39
gifs of funny stuff from E3.






video of translator dude who everyone is now making fun of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wdGIkccp14
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/10/09 at 02:21:53
So far it looks like Prototype has been getting some pretty good reviews. I'm gonna wait for more of a consensus (and hopefully a demo), but things look good for it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/10/09 at 03:12:47
The game is fucking insane and fun.... then you wake up from a coma and....

You lose all your powers :(


I am enjoying the missions though. so far lots of fun. Gonna be another long game for me.




Favorite move of all time - The human Skateboard.

Second Favorite move  -  Toss human to anything solid for a bloody human explosion.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/10/09 at 03:42:40

wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:12:47:
The game is fucking insane and fun.... then you wake up from a coma and....

You lose all your powers :(


I am enjoying the missions though. so far lots of fun. Gonna be another long game for me.




Favorite move of all time - The human Skateboard.

Second Favorite move  -  Toss human to anything solid for a bloody human explosion.


How does it compare to Infamous?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/10/09 at 04:10:33
I watched some Prototype gameplay vids today and it looks awesome.  Gameplay should be as engaging as Infamous by looks, but I haven't played it yet.  My rental place gets it Thursday, I'll go check it out if it's still there when I go in.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/10/09 at 05:13:13
Have Prototype reserved and was going to just go buy it today, have the money, but I just cant justify buying another game right now. Not taking a gamble and Im still loving Fuel that I bought last week. Blockbuster said it would get Prototype friday so Im just going to spend the 10 bucks and rent it. I did want the free action figure and poster that comes with the game when you buy it but fuck it. That stuff aint worth 60 bucks.

IGN does have an early review for Ghostbusters though. The game actually got a better score than Prototype.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/992/992699p1.html


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/10/09 at 12:46:56

NightShade wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:42:40:

wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:12:47:
The game is fucking insane and fun.... then you wake up from a coma and....

You lose all your powers :(


I am enjoying the missions though. so far lots of fun. Gonna be another long game for me.




Favorite move of all time - The human Skateboard.

Second Favorite move  -  Toss human to anything solid for a bloody human explosion.


How does it compare to Infamous?



Two different games. Only a few things that ranks Prototype better than Infamous, is Infamous is very buggy and glitchy. There was one scene was blown up and thrown off a building. I did a lying dance move that got me stuck and wouldnt finish the death sequence so i waited there for 5 minutes until he finally slided over to the corner of the building and fell for real, completing the death scene and letting me start over.  Infamous has alot of NPC glitches. They are always stuck in certain areas, they get unknown seizures its funny but 99% of the time, not ground breaking. Like I said, they are two different games. The only other thing I am seeing, Infamous you have to recharge your power. In Prototype, its limitless and as you unlock more abilities, its limitless too....SO FAR (not sure how long this limitless action will last). Also, Infamous is less free lance than you would think and somewhat frustrating at times. Protoype is completely free lance and easier to use. Infamous is dark and disturbing for a T i still think it should be a mild M rating. Prototype is all out gore. Oh and Infamous is a little harder to get around when you are moving around, not like Prototype. Prototype you can use weapons and tanks. Infamous you are limited to your electricity abilities \ hands and alot of the powers take up alot of energy so you are always refilling.

Night, I  still say you have to play Infamous if you havent already. Its really an awesome game. There is no comparing these 2 games. MY comparisons are comparisons you can do pretty much with any two games and compare, They dont even have the same concept.....except for the superhuman Parkour. And who does the super-human Parkour better? Prototype does.

Assassins Creed still does better as far as having a realistic Parkour. Parkour for these games are superhuman. Assassins Creed is more realistic Parkour, if anyone cares.

Ghostbusters apparently is going to be another fun game to play. I was expecting the review to be worse but its actually good. and a week early! lol and as Xizor mentioned, its higher rating than Prototype. I believe Protoype deserved a better rating but whatever.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/10/09 at 13:54:53
Night, here are some other opinions of Infamous VS Prototype. I cant explain things like I used to be able to. These guys make more sense than I do. With all that said, I still think Infamous is a great game. And so is Prototype. Thank god I dont care for reviews cuz they were wrong.

http://boards.ign.com/prototype/b11371/181226535/p1/?1

http://boards.ign.com/prototype/b11371/181223691/p1/?4

http://boards.ign.com/board.asp?brd=11371


I hope I am helping out.


I really hope they add other costumes and DLC. I want to see Alex Mercer wearing a black trench coat while hes tossing people into oblivion
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/10/09 at 21:50:29
If there is anyone still having overheating issues with their Xbox 360, you have 2 options....

1. Get a PS3 lol  (JOKE!!! No Hemroid ppl allowed to respond to this statement)

2. Buy a Laptop Cooling Pad. It works wonders according to Xbox magazine, costs are cheap, and it connects to your usb or you can get an AC powered one. Here are some links (Page 14 of XBox Magazine July 2009 issue #98) :

http://www.nextag.com/laptop-cooling-pad/search-html

http://www.techshout.com/hardware/2009/26/belkin-unveils-laptop-cooling-hub-and-cooling-pad-in-india/

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=laptop+cooler


It seems to work wonders for most of these ppl who have tried it.  Figured I would  spread the word to you guys.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/10/09 at 22:07:53
Cool, thanks. I just recently had to buy an intercooler for my 360 because of the overheating problems I was having that I stated earlier somewhere in this thread. It seems to have helped out quite a bit but my 360 could always be cooler. Since I leave my laying down these cooling pads just might do the trick.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/10/09 at 23:20:59
Here is my six months too late review of Resident Evil 5, as I just finished up the game today. It was alright. Went through the entire game start to finish online with my friend Tony. Playing through the game (online) with headsets pretty much saved this game. It was fun enough to want to finish... but now that I'm done with it I don't think I'll ever play that fucking game again.

There was a LOT of parts in the game that we both just fucking hated. The stupid part with the mirror / laser contraption that you had to align up correctly THREE different times. The staircase temple. The dumb rotating underground elevator. The HORRIBLE part where you had to rescue Jill by fucking hitting the X button as fast as you could like 20 times in a row. And the end boss fight with Wesker that lasted FOREVER.

Though there were plenty of times that the game as fun... its sad that I will probably remember the shitty parts before any of the fun stuff. We both hated the controls. Big time. Capcom needs to fix this for the next game. It makes it feel extremely dated.

Overall I would have to rank the game like a ... three out of five. It was a fun play through. Different because you could play through the entire game with someone else. But the controls and some of the shitty level designs will keep me from ever playing it again.

Lickers were a nice surprise towards the end of the game, though.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/11/09 at 01:49:29

wrote on 06/10/09 at 12:46:56:

NightShade wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:42:40:

wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:12:47:
The game is fucking insane and fun.... then you wake up from a coma and....

You lose all your powers :(


I am enjoying the missions though. so far lots of fun. Gonna be another long game for me.




Favorite move of all time - The human Skateboard.

Second Favorite move  -  Toss human to anything solid for a bloody human explosion.


How does it compare to Infamous?



Two different games. Only a few things that ranks Prototype better than Infamous, is Infamous is very buggy and glitchy. There was one scene was blown up and thrown off a building. I did a lying dance move that got me stuck and wouldnt finish the death sequence so i waited there for 5 minutes until he finally slided over to the corner of the building and fell for real, completing the death scene and letting me start over.  Infamous has alot of NPC glitches. They are always stuck in certain areas, they get unknown seizures its funny but 99% of the time, not ground breaking. Like I said, they are two different games. The only other thing I am seeing, Infamous you have to recharge your power. In Prototype, its limitless and as you unlock more abilities, its limitless too....SO FAR (not sure how long this limitless action will last). Also, Infamous is less free lance than you would think and somewhat frustrating at times. Protoype is completely free lance and easier to use. Infamous is dark and disturbing for a T i still think it should be a mild M rating. Prototype is all out gore. Oh and Infamous is a little harder to get around when you are moving around, not like Prototype. Prototype you can use weapons and tanks. Infamous you are limited to your electricity abilities \ hands and alot of the powers take up alot of energy so you are always refilling.

Night, I  still say you have to play Infamous if you havent already. Its really an awesome game. There is no comparing these 2 games. MY comparisons are comparisons you can do pretty much with any two games and compare, They dont even have the same concept.....except for the superhuman Parkour. And who does the super-human Parkour better? Prototype does.

Assassins Creed still does better as far as having a realistic Parkour. Parkour for these games are superhuman. Assassins Creed is more realistic Parkour, if anyone cares.

Ghostbusters apparently is going to be another fun game to play. I was expecting the review to be worse but its actually good. and a week early! lol and as Xizor mentioned, its higher rating than Prototype. I believe Protoype deserved a better rating but whatever.


The only reason I ask that question specifically is that I was planning on buying one and renting the other, and I hadn't decided which was gonna be which. Thanks for the impressions though - I still haven't decided which way to go though. Hell, maybe I'll just rent both and not buy either.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/11/09 at 02:22:58

NightShade wrote on 06/11/09 at 01:49:29:

wrote on 06/10/09 at 12:46:56:

NightShade wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:42:40:

wrote on 06/10/09 at 03:12:47:
The game is fucking insane and fun.... then you wake up from a coma and....

You lose all your powers :(


I am enjoying the missions though. so far lots of fun. Gonna be another long game for me.




Favorite move of all time - The human Skateboard.

Second Favorite move  -  Toss human to anything solid for a bloody human explosion.


How does it compare to Infamous?



Two different games. Only a few things that ranks Prototype better than Infamous, is Infamous is very buggy and glitchy. There was one scene was blown up and thrown off a building. I did a lying dance move that got me stuck and wouldnt finish the death sequence so i waited there for 5 minutes until he finally slided over to the corner of the building and fell for real, completing the death scene and letting me start over.  Infamous has alot of NPC glitches. They are always stuck in certain areas, they get unknown seizures its funny but 99% of the time, not ground breaking. Like I said, they are two different games. The only other thing I am seeing, Infamous you have to recharge your power. In Prototype, its limitless and as you unlock more abilities, its limitless too....SO FAR (not sure how long this limitless action will last). Also, Infamous is less free lance than you would think and somewhat frustrating at times. Protoype is completely free lance and easier to use. Infamous is dark and disturbing for a T i still think it should be a mild M rating. Prototype is all out gore. Oh and Infamous is a little harder to get around when you are moving around, not like Prototype. Prototype you can use weapons and tanks. Infamous you are limited to your electricity abilities \ hands and alot of the powers take up alot of energy so you are always refilling.

Night, I  still say you have to play Infamous if you havent already. Its really an awesome game. There is no comparing these 2 games. MY comparisons are comparisons you can do pretty much with any two games and compare, They dont even have the same concept.....except for the superhuman Parkour. And who does the super-human Parkour better? Prototype does.

Assassins Creed still does better as far as having a realistic Parkour. Parkour for these games are superhuman. Assassins Creed is more realistic Parkour, if anyone cares.

Ghostbusters apparently is going to be another fun game to play. I was expecting the review to be worse but its actually good. and a week early! lol and as Xizor mentioned, its higher rating than Prototype. I believe Protoype deserved a better rating but whatever.


The only reason I ask that question specifically is that I was planning on buying one and renting the other, and I hadn't decided which was gonna be which. Thanks for the impressions though - I still haven't decided which way to go though. Hell, maybe I'll just rent both and not buy either.



As far as I am concerned, both have little to no replay value. I am enjoying both games a great deal. But ill never play the games again after I play through them completely once.

So, If you had to buy just one? I would say Buy Infamous and rent Prototype. You will need more time to play through Infamous as it is a very long game.....at least imo.  And Prototype is a rental because for a sandbox game, its pretty short and you will prolly not play it more than once. I only played 2 days maybe couple hours each and I have most of my abilities and there are only 31 story-driven missions.




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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/11/09 at 18:31:12
Also Night.

If you decide to get Prototype, I would recommend the X360 version. There is an installation bug on the PS3 version and the patch to fix it hasnt been released yet. Its only affecting a few copies but its enough to warrant a patch being made. also the PS3 version has screen tearing issues. I havent personally seen it but reading the game forums, i see alot of complaints about it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/12/09 at 05:00:12

wrote on 06/11/09 at 18:31:12:
Also Night.

If you decide to get Prototype, I would recommend the X360 version. There is an installation bug on the PS3 version and the patch to fix it hasnt been released yet. Its only affecting a few copies but its enough to warrant a patch being made. also the PS3 version has screen tearing issues. I havent personally seen it but reading the game forums, i see alot of complaints about it.


Awesome, thanks for the heads up.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/12/09 at 15:21:05
Grindhouse got steamrolled with his RE5 review, ha. Nobody stands in the way of the Prototype/INFamous discussion!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/12/09 at 16:25:37

SynthR wrote on 06/12/09 at 15:21:05:
Grindhouse got steamrolled with his RE5 review, ha. Nobody stands in the way of the Prototype/INFamous discussion!!!!


Haha ... welcome to my world, bro!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/12/09 at 17:03:50
YOU N00BZ!!!!!

NO CUMPARIN DAH TWO GAMES MUN

CUZ DER IZ NOH CUMPARIN DEM, YA BE WASTIN YO TIME MUN
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/12/09 at 21:55:59
RE 5 was soooo March 09 Grindhouse. Get with the fucking times.

Just picked up Prototype today so Ill give some opinions after Ive had some time with it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/13/09 at 04:43:59
About RE5.  Yeah, I barely had enough patience to play through it once.  It was just so boring and last gen.  Very unimpressive IMO.

I haven't gotten a chance to play Prototype yet, as the PS3 and 360 both copies were gone by the time I took UFC back Thursday.  I would have to second P7 in saying that both games are just a rent.  From what I gathered, the Prototype experience is rather short and there are no alternate choices/stories/endings, so playing it a second time will be the same as the first.  Infamous has little replay value too after you beat it a few times.  I would recommend renting them both honestly, but the only games I buy these days are the games I will be playing online a lot.  I will also purchase the 360 version of UFC sometime in the next few months, as soon as I can find a bargain for it.  I every trophy except 2 (and two that I don't plan on getting) for the PS3, so I figure I better buy the 360 so the replay value will be a lot better.  My online record is 103-62, with about 20-30 more wins that people quit on me.  I don't plan on buying UFC until they fix the DC issues.  No longer will my record be misconstrued...

I still think I am damn near untouchable as a Boxer/Wrestler combo, the only thing that can beat me is Frank Mir's triangle choke from Full Mount, which is infinitely cheap as it can drain your whole stamina bar and make you quit with no warning.  If anyone wants a 360 battle (unranked if you like) let me know.  I played SolTakr in 4 matches this week and that was a lot of fun, can't wait to play more people.

I am very disappointed in Metal Gear Solid Rising.  Kojima said during the Microsoft press conference that he will have a lot of input in the game, which makes me a very happy man.  However, various articles have been written about that was all a rouse.  Kojima has stated that "Peace Walker" on the PSP is the true MGS 5 story, with the plot and script written (as all MGS games except AC!D and Rising) by Kojima-san himself.  It will take place 10 years after MGS3, and focuses on what appears to be secret clones made of Big Boss.

Rising is only crediting Kojima as "Producer", which means he really doesn't do anything besides give his opinion on direction.  He also says that he is leaving Rising in the hands of Konami and he trusts their direction, I, however, am much more skeptical.

We already know MGS Rising will not be a "tactical espionage action" title.  Those three words have been on EVERY modern Metal Gear Solid box under the title.  Instead, at E3, underneath the Rising logo was "Lightning Bolt Action".  Which leads me to believe that this game is nothing like the MGS we know and love, but more God of War, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden type game.  Which actually sounds pretty amazing but also somewhat disappointed from a MGS standpoint.  The graphics will probably be a notch below MGS4, with much much less movies and/or plot development.  I would even go as far as to say the movies you will see won't be interactive, as they have been since MGS 2.  The reasoning is that most movies in this new action oriented game will be Raiden fighting a shitload of people or huge Metal Gear Rays in awesome ninja-like fasion...

But is that enough?  I digress.

Kojima also promises you won't hear anything every again about Metal Gear Rising until E3 2010.

Fat Princess got a release date on Wikipedia.  Not sure where they got the info from, as their source linked doesn't even mention a date, just mentions "June".  However, Wikipedia nonetheless states "June 18th" as the impending release date for Fat Princess, which is right around the corner.  If you missed the video on PSN this week, here's the YouTube version of "Diary 1".  "Diary 2" is due out next week I believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w09jmsk0gg
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/13/09 at 05:21:20
I don't know what you were expecting out of a Raiden game - of course he's gonna be chopping people up with his sword, and that's badass. Think about it - if you're playing as Raiden, do you really think it should play ANYTHING like previous MGS games? I would almost think it would play more like Zone of the Enders with all the quick movement and slicing with swords and what not, which would be awesome.

I hadn't heard that about Kojima's lack of involvment and that is kind of disappointing, but I assume the rest of the crew is the same, and he probably left the reins in the hands of someone he trusted. This isn't like it's moving to an entirely different studio, it's more like Dave Jaffe handing the GoW series over to other designers - and I thought GoW2 was pretty damn good, and have high hopes for GoW3.

But again, this is probably going to play totally different from MGS, as it should with Raiden in the main role - and maybe Kojima didn't have any interest in making that kind of game, or maybe it's not his forte - maybe the new designer is somebody who is better at making that kind of game.

I don't care that it'll be less story oriented - I thought MGS4 wrapped up things beautifully and I'm a little afraid of what might happen if they tamper with it.

In other words, I'm still really excited about it, but it sucks ass that we have to wait a year to hear anything else about it.

EDIT: Apparently Kojima will be "working more deeply on [Rising] then a normal producer" - http://kotaku.com/5288991/metal-gear-creator-didnt-plan-to-be-involved-in-new-metal-gear-games
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/13/09 at 06:34:45
I'm not saying I'm not hyped as hell about the game, I'll definitely buy it on Day 1, as I have with every Metal Gear game besides AC!D.  I do however, hold MGS games on a different pedestal then games around it.  I do think taking MGS away from its element is a step down in general.  Not saying it won't be a fun as hell game.  But I think we all know the answer to, "Which game would you play for the 5th time all over again?  God of War?  or MGS?"  At least IMO the choice is easy.  You can catch everything in one playthrough with action games.  With MGS, you will play it for the fourth time and still not understand everything.  It's like a perfect movie, book, or poem and making it simpler for simpler minds is a step down.

That quote just means he plans on telling the team what he likes and dislikes.  He is doing exactly what Dave Jaffe is doing with TMPS3, but obviously not as many hours into it...as he has to also make the PSP game in between video conferencing Rising meetings.  He will not be in the building, will NOT have a hand in game design, the only things he will probably bring to the table is making sure the plot fits in with his storyline and timetable 100%  Any plot holes will ruin the series.

I haven't played ZoE but I heard it was really well done.  I am looking forward to the game definitely, but I can't help but be worried.  No offense to Cory Barlog, but making a Kratos game you just follow the blueprint that Jaffe left behind.  A supervillian who has hero traits because the Gods have turned heel and using his a pawn in this War.  Kratos will kill everything and anything.  The mythological creatures have been depicted for over 1,000 years, the only hard part is making great environments and puzzles.

Metal Gear is not that, MG is story driven and super heavy plotlines.  Rising will not be that though, so I can give it much slack for the new Designer to take the reigns the right way.  And closing, I think the game...ninja-fighting with swords and shooting lightning will be GRADE A (once again).  They also mentioned Rising will be using a brand new engine, further solidifying this game will only be merely using the MGS theme/namesake.

Here are some other links...
http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/5287.html
Kojima claiming Peace Walker is the true MGS5 "within him"

http://www.vg247.com/2009/06/03/kojima-not-directing-metal-gear-solid-rising/
Kojima claiming he will have no hand in game design.

EDIT - I'm just worried because the three MGS games NOT directed by Kojima were all shit.  The games he DID direct are regarded as some of the best games of all time.
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Post by NightShade on 06/14/09 at 00:05:40
I went to blockbuster and they didn't have InFamous or Prototype so I just went ahead and got Red Faction to try - you still have it Xizor?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/14/09 at 00:22:20
Yep, still have it. Should have it for a few more weeks so we should get some online play goinz on. Also I wish the single player had co-op as I think it would dramatically increase the games fun factor. The game just feels like it should have co-op for some reason. I still havent gotten to delve very far into single player or multiplayer although I have spent way more time with the MP. Im just swamped with good games to play right now. Havent even popped in Prototype yet.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/14/09 at 02:04:35
I just made another Blockbuster trade on PSN, and I added Noby Noby Boy, Magic Ball, Flower, Penny Arcade Episode 1, Burn Zombie Burn!, and Wipeout HD.  I had Wipeout already (via trade) but lost it when I upgraded my hard drive.  I haven't played Penny Arcade yet, but I pretty much know what to expect out of it.  Noby Noby Boy is fucking weird.  Definitely pass on it unless your a trophy whore.  It's simplistic and...fucking weird.  I can't even begin to describe it.

Flower is actually really beautiful.  It's somewhat fun and the graphics are probably the best we've seen so far on a downloadable arcade game.  Magic Ball is like old school Breakout with a new school twist.  It was actually very fun.  I spent about 8 hours straight with it and beat the entire game in one setting before I know what happened.  I posted my high score, which was < top 100 in the world, got all my trophies.  I then proceeded to delete it from my hard drive though, so it can't be that fun after all.  I would say download it from a friend if you can, but I wouldn't say its worth it.

And finally...Burn Zombie Burn!  Wow.  If this game doesn't get nominated for Best Arcade game then someone's blowing the judges.  Picture Left 4 Dead and Super Stardust HD fucking like jackrabbits and out pops Burn Zombie Burn!  Hundreds of on-screen zombies attack you from all sides and you have to survive.  Plenty of weapons, three types of TNT/bombs, pistol all the way to chain gun.  Baseball bats and chainsaw for melee.  Each zombie has different attack pattens and you will have to change weapons to be efficient.  One of the best PSN games available, and I highly recommend it.

Lots of replay value with 6 maps, 3 different objectives, for a total of 18 types of gameplay.  Then there's also 15 minigames included, which I haven't even tried yet.  The trophies seem impossible, which will make hardcore gamers and trophy whores alike both come back for more.  If you don't have BZB! you need to get it.  I still haven't seen any confirmation on Fat Princess, but as of right now, Wikipedia was changed from June 18th (this Thursday) to "Late June".  Which is exactly what the source linked said.  So it might not be until the following Thursday.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/14/09 at 16:47:22
My brother got me hooked on Plants vs Zombies.

I CANT STOP PLAYING IT!!!!!!!!


Oh and I beat Prototype. I was not impressed. I can now play a new game with all my powers unlocked but I dont have any interest right now in doing so. Ill wait a couple of months and see if I wanna play again. I still have to finish infamous but I am breaking from that for a while. I am not going to kill that game.


How is Red Faction?


And check this out: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/japanese-debut-metal-gear/51470
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/14/09 at 18:16:25
I know this is late, but I haven't been to Playfire in a few weeks.  Just wanted to link this, it's some pretty in depth coverage of E3 from Seb (Playfire developer).

http://www.playfire.com/a/blog/p/e3-2009-sebs-debrief-with-pictures-and-videos

Has lots of pics and even some video of gameplay.  Awesome read.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/14/09 at 21:31:36
So Ive spent some time with Prototype now and I have to say its nothing as special as you would think from all the hype. This is a classic case of a game that gets so hyped that it cant even live up to it.

What I didnt find out until a few days before renting Prototype is that it is made by the same people who did that Hulk game that came out last year or whenever it was. That game was pretty awful to play, and I did play through the whole thing, so when I first started Prototype up all I could think about is that fucking god awful Hulk game because the similarities are apparent within the first 10 minutes of play. Even if I hadnt known it was made by the same people I would have been comparing it to that. Even the city, or Manhattan, is exactly the same. Not in that its the same city as in they just imported it from Hulk, but Ill just say that the devs didnt really have to try much making a new game world. Both Manhattan in Hulk and Prototype are so similar its almost a cop out in my opinion that they didnt try something new. Then there are just a lot of little things that were completely ripped or very similar to Hulk even as far as the main ideas behind the game. Now, that said its way fucking better than Hulk by far, but it just ends up feeling like a way more polished Hulk game, which is pretty good for the most part but not mind blowingly good.

The story is ok but not that interesting to me. Just your typical comic book type story line and again there are just so many things that make it comparable to the Hulk and most any other comic Ive read that I have a hard time caring really. Not to mention the way you try and learn about your back story by killing certain people and learning their thoughts feels very disjointed and sporadic. Not to mention the lip-sync and voice acting are below par. The sound design in the game overall was obviously not very high on the list of important features.

The graphics are passable at best. Nothing here is really going to impress you at all and while standing up on high buildings looking around the city is quite ugly. Buildings are blocky and bland and the city as a whole doesnt have much life to it. Of course there are plenty of pedestrians and cars but that doesnt make a game world feel alive. It does however get a bit better once the infection starts to spread as the city gets a little more interesting with zombies and crazy beasts roaming around.

The best and worst part about the game is moving around the environment. My problem with the game at first is that you have to travel everywhere in the city on foot yourself. There is no fast traveling to locations so automatically I invested my XP, or EP in this game, into things that would let me get around better and faster. Once you upgrade a few things moving around in the city is fun as hell and fast on top of that. You can get away from pursuers very easily and very quickly and it feels awesome running up buildings, jumping off, quick dashing and gliding around. The way you can combine all these moves and features makes getting around a smooth seamless experience. Not to mention with all the crazy moves and stuff you pull off in the game the camera stays pretty much spot on the whole time.

The fighting and powers are interesting and fun and I havent even scratched the surface. Its a good thing the first mission in the game is a flash forward to when you actually do have ALL your abilities and actually get to see what it will be like later on in the game because otherwise I wouldnt really have much faith in the game becoming that much more exciting. Seeing how awesome your character can and will become on top of the insanity of the city later on when it gets really infected was a good choice on the devs part in my opinion. The sheer amount of powers, moves, and stuff you can do is quite impressive.

Some of the side missions are kinda boring and pointless but some are really fun. Ones like where you have to jump off a building and glide down and land on a target are just kind of uninspiring but others where you fight with the infected to take out the military are fun and action packed.

What I like is that you get EP for doing a lot of different things so you always feel like you are doing something to contribute to leveling up your character and making him better. Unlike the Hulk game its fun just to mess around in the city and see what you can get into. I spent a lot of time doing that last night but I dont know how much longer that will be appealing to me, but at the same time I hardly have any powers yet and the infection in the city hasnt spread to insane levels. Im guessing later on it will become pretty hard to avoid random fights in the streets between the military and infected.

I wont give a final verdict on the game as I havent played long enough to in my opinion even though I spent at least 6 hours with it so far. I will say it gets more fun the more you play it and it isnt a bad game at all. Its more one of those games where its basically the some of its parts. It doesnt do any one thing spectacularly but does a ton of things well. But from what Ive seen this is not a purchase worthy game by any means. Also, a lot of people are complaining that the game is to short but if you indulge in the side mission and try to get silver or gold medals in all those and go for most of the achievements the game can be very decent in length.  Right now Id Prototype of 7/10. Dont see that changing.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/14/09 at 21:57:42
Guess what I got from work today ... my advanced copy of Ghostbusters for the PS3! Yay. I know what I'm doing tonight 8-)
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/14/09 at 22:03:24
Awesome, I read the trophies yesterday and it looks like a really fun game, lots of different weapons and multiplayer by trophy list.  Give me a full review by tonight bitch!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/14/09 at 22:16:04
On a side because I ran out of space above. There are a ton of collectibles in Prototype which are pretty much the same as in Hulk and they are pretty much a bitch to find and get and it just got me thinking. Why do developers still think finding and collecting pointless shit in video games is still fun in this day and age. This is just something old that needs to be phased out in games now. I mean if I dont really have to go out of my way to get them and they either give me something I need or want, make my character better or stronger, or just enhance the gameplay experience in some way then why bother? I mean, in todays world of gaming being so fast paced and there being so much out there to play do the devs really think we have to time and desire to do this shit? Yes, some are tied to achievements so that is incentive enough for some people and Ive even been guilty of searching for them myself in the past for various reason, achievements being one of them, but I just cant do that shit anymore. Who fucking cares really?

Also, read this on Joystiq today.

"Remember when Shane Kim acknowledged that the Project Natal launch would be more like a console launch than a simple peripheral launch, saying, "Conceptually, the launch of Natal will be like the launch of Xbox 360"? Well, 1UP is reporting that, if its sources are correct, the Natal launch will be a new console launch! "Microsoft will not only release Natal as an add-on for the Xbox 360, it will come standard with the next Xbox console," 1UP writes. "Yes, there will be a new Xbox console next fall."

Lest you think this is going to be a simple bundle, Natal camera included, 1UP "heard it will be considered a new platform and carry a new name (Xbox Natal?)." Suddenly, we're reminded of the rumored Valhalla chipset, which would combine the 65nm CPU and 65nm GPU into one superchip, with reduced cooling and power demands. With that, Microsoft could make a smaller – more Wii-esque if you will – Xbox console, perfect for the mainstream consumer.

Incidentally, that chipset is expected sometime around 2010 which is precisely when 1UP pegs the new console's launch: "sources point to next year's Game Developer's Conference as the target for its unveiling and Fall 2010 as the target for release." So, a slightly upgraded Xbox 360 coupled with the Natal camera, targeted towards your parents?"

Yes this is all rumor and speculation, however, some of 1UP.com's crew comes from the game magazine EGM, one of my personal favorite gaming magazine ever which was phased out last year but is coming back to print soon, and trust me when they print rumors in their magazines they are usually 100 percent accurate. Whoever Quarterman's, the rumor guy from EGM, insiders are in all things gaming they are very reliable.

That debate aside, what are your thoughts on this if it actually did come true? I think its stupid and I have a hard time believing Microsoft would release a new console that isnt for the hardcore. Seems like a step backwards. Also, for once I can say that Im not ready for new consoles. Im still loving my 360 and I havent even gotten a PS3 yet so I dont even want to think of the NEXT console cycle yet. Im still perfectly happy with what I have right now and I dont think these consoles have been maxed out yet, especially the PS3. Whats nice is the current consoles, Wii excluded, seem to be powerful enough finally for there not really to be a need for the next big thing to come out in order for gaming to take the next step. Through online updates and all the possibilities of the current gen consoles I think there is still room for growing. Microsoft has already shown how it can change the way we game in just the 360s lifespan. Looking back on how it was when it launched back in 2005 and how it stands now are two very different things. The games are still fun to me and I dont feel like innovation is being held back by the power of the consoles.

All three of the companies have already stated time and time again that this console cycle will be longer. With the economy and lots of other factors it makes sense not to be looking ahead so soon but you know all of them have to be planning ahead and there just seems to be a lot of talk and speculation about this subject in the both the gaming community and gaming publications and press right now for some reason.

Thoughts?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/15/09 at 01:52:47
Nightshade, if you can we are playing some Red Faction tonight. Ive got a couple friends down to play so if you see this get on sometime or let me know.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/15/09 at 01:58:03
Yeah I saw that rumor too. But I still ain't buying the entirety of it.

If anything the new console would be a slimline 360 with the new chipsets. No graphics updates or anything major.  I hardly consider that a "new console".

At first I figured they would just package Natal into all new 360 bundles starting 2010-2011 or whatever. But if it is true, its probably just a slimline console, not a "new" xbox.

If it were an entirely new Xbox. Like the 720. They would really have to have something major to want me to buy it right away. I'm in no rush to jump to the "next-gen" in 2010. And I think most consumers are the same way. I'll just stick with the 360 and then the PS3. And hold out on that new thing (which I dont think it is).
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Post by XIZOR on 06/15/09 at 03:29:34
Sorry if my last reply was a little jumbled. I kind of meshed together two somewhat different topics. I dont think there will be a "new" hardcore next next gen console coming out anytime soon. I do think however like you said Road that Microsoft might do a new slim version with chip improvements and overall heating and console improvements and all consoles will ship with NATAL in the future.

I was just asking aside from all that, what most of us think about new consoles in the future and when you would feel comfortable buying a new permanent platform again or the NEXT gen consoles as I think what has been considered next gen is now current gen if Im correct on that.
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Post by NightShade on 06/15/09 at 07:14:03

XIZOR wrote on 06/15/09 at 01:52:47:
Nightshade, if you can we are playing some Red Faction tonight. Ive got a couple friends down to play so if you see this get on sometime or let me know.


Sorry 'bout that, wasn't able to get on tonight but I should be on tomorrow if that's cool.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/15/09 at 07:56:12
We are still on if you are game.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/15/09 at 13:00:48
Im buying Ghostbusters for the PS3 as well.

Is it available already?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/15/09 at 18:33:44
Im renting Ghostbusters for the 360 as soon as it comes in. I thought I read a while back that the single player was 4 player co-op but I dont think that seems to be the case now. I dont really care to play as this new rookie. They should just let you play with 3 other friends as the main cast from the old movies. That seems like it would be perfect.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/15/09 at 22:55:28

XIZOR wrote on 06/15/09 at 03:29:34:
Sorry if my last reply was a little jumbled. I kind of meshed together two somewhat different topics. I dont think there will be a "new" hardcore next next gen console coming out anytime soon. I do think however like you said Road that Microsoft might do a new slim version with chip improvements and overall heating and console improvements and all consoles will ship with NATAL in the future.

I was just asking aside from all that, what most of us think about new consoles in the future and when you would feel comfortable buying a new permanent platform again or the NEXT gen consoles as I think what has been considered next gen is now current gen if Im correct on that.



Ah, gotcha.

Then yes I feel the same way. I think its way too early to even consider a next gen, as this current generation's consoles (sans Wii) were made with the future in mind. The leap in technology from PS2-PS3, and Xbox-Xbox 360 was astronomical, and with the economy and consumers spending next to nothing, it would be unwise to bring a new console into this climate. I think I would be ready for "next-gen" sometime around 2012-2015.

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On a completely seperate note. FF legend and XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase said the following on the 360 version...

http://www.videogamer.com/news/square_enix_no_chance_360_will_compromise_ps3_ffxiii.html
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Post by SynthR on 06/15/09 at 23:04:05
I'll be getting Ghostbusters tomorrow as well provided they have it. Too bad Xbox Live will be down all day tomorrow!!!!!!!!
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/15/09 at 23:42:55
I've spent a little time with Ghostbusters. Guys... this game RULES. You can tell your in for something special when it has honest to god opening credits like what a movie would, complete with the Columbia / Tristar and Sony Pictures opening sequence!

They found a really clever way to hid the loading screens behind the cut scenes. So you're almost never just sitting there looking at a blank loading screen.

The controls are pretty good. I'm not far enough into the game to be able to really comment on them too much yet. But they seem fairly pick up and play. The graphics are really nice as well.

Above all else the game is funny! This is my kinda video game experience right here!

As for playing as "The New Guy" it really makes since ... considering that they are marketing this as an "interactive 3rd movie" that you don't play as one of the main characters. Just trust me... hearing the dialog between the cast as you chase down and zap ghosts is classic. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/15/09 at 23:58:28

SynthR wrote on 06/15/09 at 23:04:05:
I'll be getting Ghostbusters tomorrow as well provided they have it. Too bad Xbox Live will be down all day tomorrow!!!!!!!!


Awww no halo warz for me :(

And apparently its just maintenance to get the system ready for the new features coming later this fall or something? So its down for a day and we ain't getting no new stuff (yet).

And yeah I liked Ghostbusters movies as much as the other guy but honestly they weren't THAT good. Watching them recently I didn't have such a great feeling as I did watching them as a kid.


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Forgot to mention... this summer that other zombie game comes out (another zombie game i know its now like WW2 games). Im hoping ull get it on 360 cuz thats what Ill be getting. Its like Smash TV+L4D with 4 playa coop. I think Kotaku had pre-beta impressions and said it was fucking awesome. No release date yet... so IM REALLY HOPING it aint pushed back to fall.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 01:29:59
I seen the intro to Ghostbusters, it really looks epic.  And the trophy list alone makes me think the game is a must play.  Your reviews pushed it over the top though, so I called my video place and reserved the PS3 version.  They told me they had it in hand and I could pick it up tonight or tomorrow anytime.  So I'm going to pick it up at 10 am when they open, as I hate renting a game at 9-10pm and paying for the entire day.

So tomorrow I should have a review myself.

About the "next" console.  I wouldn't say its entirely surprising, the only surprise is they announced it before Nintendo can announce Wii's sequel.  I'm also pretty sure it's just a different model/chipset, maybe with a TINY bit more power (to compete with PS3's second leg), but I don't see a brand new console.  They will definitely need a console in the next coming years (IMO), but next fall is waaaay too early.  PS3 already has their slimline model SKU in the system, so I wouldn't be surprised for both companies to announce it very soon.  Pictures of the PS3 slimline are also on the net, but I think they are completely bogus myself.

And I haven't seen the zombie game in question, but I have a lot of faith in it already if it plays like BZB! and has online play.  I've been scouring XBL Arcade and PSN game reviews to find gems, but I usually trust gameplay on YouTube much more than any review.  So I'll probably definitely pick it up if its as fun as you make it sound.  If it comes out on both systems, I don't mind picking up the 360 version if I'm going to be playing with people I know.  So consider me "there".
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Post by XIZOR on 06/16/09 at 01:43:43
Well my blockbusters arent getting Ghostbusters until friday or so they said when I asked them today, then again they lied to me and told me they wouldnt be getting Fuel in AT ALL then I go in there that weekend after buying it and THERE IS SITS ON THE FUCKING SHELF!

Honestly I dont need yet another new title to play as Ive got 4 or 5 games right now I havent finished but oh well. If I dont grab GB day one, or any other game, I probably wont get to rent or play them for a long time.

Is this zombie game you guys are talking about that Zombie Apocolypse? Cause Im gettng that game. Also coming out some time this month for XBLA is Battlefield 1943. It uses the Frost Bite engine from Bad Company applied to the old Battlefield 1942 maps and game play. Looks like a retail game as far as graphics and looks like it will be very fun. Im getting it myself. And next month, July 22 or something, is the Turtles in Time remake and Im definitely fucking getting that day one. I saw some footage of it at E3 and it looks awesome. Exact same moves and animations from the old classic just with way better graphics and in 3D of course. Only thing is I heard they changed some things so I hope it still has all the levels, parts, bosses, and length of the old game otherwise Ill be fucking pissed.

Also that old 64 Perfect Dark remake is sometime this year I believe. I seen some screens of that as well and it looks like its gotten a huge graphical upgrade. I just hope it keeps the same vibe of the old game.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/16/09 at 02:21:17
Im still buying the PS3 version. I saw the comments on that page, and it sounds like they are feeding the consumers bullshit to make their target sales on both systems but no one is falling for it. I am glad not everyone is shallow minded.
You can do what you want, but ill be getting the PS3 version. I can already tell you its going to be much better of the two. I dont care what anyone says.

As far as ghostbusters goes, Ill be getting mine tomorrow. I finished playing prototype and will be trading that in to pay for the rest of Ghost busters. I hope you guys will be gettng it for the PS3 so we can get some multiplayer going. I cant fucking wait. If anyone preordered it at gamestop, like me, you prolly got phone call spammed with a message from Dan Akroyd. It was Hilarious!


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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 05:06:35
That means Grindhouse, P7, and myself will all have Ghostbusters PS3 tomorrow.  What's the online like Grindhouse?  We should all get online with it sometime.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/16/09 at 05:14:38
I just hope the full game of Ghostbusters is on the disc since Im getting the 360 version as I heard from various sources I wont mention that the last fourth of the game is being cut in order to make it fit. I may just have to wait and play it on the PS3 when I get one that way I get to play the game in its entirety and see the ending. You god damn PS3 owners have it so easy with your full games on Blu Ray and shit while us 360 owners only get to play a small portion of the games. They are basically glorified demos.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 05:18:21
You must be jesting.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/16/09 at 06:08:46

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/16/09 at 05:06:35:
That means Grindhouse, P7, and myself will all have Ghostbusters PS3 tomorrow.  What's the online like Grindhouse?  We should all get online with it sometime.


I get off work at 2:00 tomorrow ... so by the time I get home, masturbate and eat (or masturbate while eating? haven't tried that one) it'll be around 2:30 when I get online.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 06:10:53
If you haven't masturbated while eating, you are truly missing out on something special.

Anyway, I'll probably be online, send me a message or something.  I also found a preview for the live action Metal Gear Solid movie.  Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbK-KHPXzGk&NR=1
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/16/09 at 06:23:16
I dont know where you get your sources SCoLD but they are obviously false and fake. This is the REAL Metal Gear Solid Movie footage right here. Youll see why about half way through. Next time you want to post legit stuff on TMA get your fucking facts straight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ZFA4me4iw
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 06:55:31
Wow, Hideo Kojima, Snake, and Raiden totally fucking pwn'd Cliffy B.  They should have taken his phone and called third world asian countries.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/16/09 at 07:06:21
The only thing that would have made that video better is if Hideo Kojima ran by and smacked Cliffy B in the face and said "Gears 2s MP code is bullshit" and then ran off.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/16/09 at 07:42:00

wrote on 06/16/09 at 02:21:17:
Im still buying the PS3 version. I saw the comments on that page, and it sounds like they are feeding the consumers bullshit to make their target sales on both systems but no one is falling for it. I am glad not everyone is shallow minded.
You can do what you want, but ill be getting the PS3 version. I can already tell you its going to be much better of the two. I dont care what anyone says.


Interesting. You did say you believe every word of developers and do not take anything they say with a grain of salt. Yet, here they discredit your opinion, whilst agreeing with everything I've said... and suddenly you don't agree with their "voice" anymore. We just have to see in the end when the product produces itself in 2010.

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Xizor, Scold, yeah the game in question is Zombie Apocalypse. Scold did mention it way back when, and since Summer is now "here"... I was hoping we could all play it (whenever it comes). And yes TMNT first day buy as well.

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Post by RoaDiE on 06/16/09 at 07:50:57
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/19960/Rumor-New-Xbox-Console-in-2010-We-Tell-You-the-Truth/

Team Xbox claims 1UP's rumor-mill is incorrect about a new console.

They say they were the first to discover that IBM-Microsoft were in bed to make the Xbox 360. And were correct, and according to their sources there is no "new" xbox.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/16/09 at 13:14:22

RoaDiE wrote on 06/16/09 at 07:42:00:

wrote on 06/16/09 at 02:21:17:
Im still buying the PS3 version. I saw the comments on that page, and it sounds like they are feeding the consumers bullshit to make their target sales on both systems but no one is falling for it. I am glad not everyone is shallow minded.
You can do what you want, but ill be getting the PS3 version. I can already tell you its going to be much better of the two. I dont care what anyone says.


Interesting. You did say you believe every word of developers and do not take anything they say with a grain of salt. Yet, here they discredit your opinion, whilst agreeing with everything I've said... and suddenly you don't agree with their "voice" anymore. We just have to see in the end when the product produces itself in 2010.



Why dont we both shut our friggin mouths and wait to see what happens, then we make our cases. You are like a woman. You argue like my mother does which isnt a compliment. I never , ever meant this to be an ongoing argument. And mentally, I cant handle this crap right now. So lets act our age and drop this crap.



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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/16/09 at 13:15:34
Was anyone able to find or pick up samauri showdown anthology?

I cant find it anywhere.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/16/09 at 15:52:15
The 1st vid was great. It'd been better if the snake on his plate bit him as it was on the fork. That would've PWND!!!!

I would've like to see Hideo smack Cliffy too. That'd been fucking hilarious.  
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/16/09 at 23:25:40
I got Ghostbusters just now. God damn fucking blockbuster lied just like I said they would. Getting it on friday my fucking ASS! Barely found one left at a store across town so Im ready to bust a proton in some ghost ass niggas. To bad the 360 crowd cant play against the PS3 crowd because we would crush you faggots.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/17/09 at 00:19:09

XIZOR wrote on 06/16/09 at 23:25:40:
I got Ghostbusters just now. God damn fucking blockbuster lied just like I said they would. Getting it on friday my fucking ASS! Barely found one left at a store across town so Im ready to bust a proton in some ghost ass niggas. To bad the 360 crowd cant play against the PS3 crowd because we would crush you faggots.


Honestly... this game is looking like its a much better single player experience than a multiplayer one. The time I spent today with the multiplayer aspect all felt a little tacked on. Though its an amazing single player game!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/17/09 at 00:35:01

wrote on 06/16/09 at 13:14:22:

RoaDiE wrote on 06/16/09 at 07:42:00:

wrote on 06/16/09 at 02:21:17:
Im still buying the PS3 version. I saw the comments on that page, and it sounds like they are feeding the consumers bullshit to make their target sales on both systems but no one is falling for it. I am glad not everyone is shallow minded.
You can do what you want, but ill be getting the PS3 version. I can already tell you its going to be much better of the two. I dont care what anyone says.


Interesting. You did say you believe every word of developers and do not take anything they say with a grain of salt. Yet, here they discredit your opinion, whilst agreeing with everything I've said... and suddenly you don't agree with their "voice" anymore. We just have to see in the end when the product produces itself in 2010.



Why dont we both shut our friggin mouths and wait to see what happens, then we make our cases. You are like a woman. You argue like my mother does which isnt a compliment. I never , ever meant this to be an ongoing argument. And mentally, I cant handle this crap right now. So lets act our age and drop this crap.



See that isn't fair. Every time I debate civilly or bring up a valid point, you simply lash out instead of actually coming up with a coherent response. If anyone is acting like a woman, it would have to be you; taking everything as a personal attack, and for some reason feel the need to play the victim card repeatedly.

Just answer a question, respond to a valid point, or simply stfu and not take it so personally. For someone saying you can't handle it mentally, you sure do bring this upon yourself a heck of a lot.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/17/09 at 01:06:38
On a semi-related note. You did say that we really have to see for ourselves once finished products release.

One such recent case is Ghostbusters.

During my daily blog reading, I came across this.... Let’s just say that it looked like one game got slimed with 50% less texture quality.

http://www.lensoftruth.com/?p=10974
http://www.gamezine.co.uk/news/ghostbusters-ps3-960-by-540-360-720p-$1304198.htm


Quote:
Terminal Reality president Mark Randel said:

"Personally, I want to show off our PS3 technology. We’re one of the few developers who love the PS3 and have a great time with it. We have great technology for the PS3 and we want to show it off.

"We’re running the same game for both platforms but if we made a PS3-only game, for example, you could double the amount of objects on screen that you’re seeing. The PlayStation 3 has seven processors and the 360 only has three, so seven versus three means you can do a lot more on the PS3. We’re keeping the game the same over both platforms so we don’t want to take out any features," Randel added.

Alarms were raised after a comparison published on website Lens of Truth. They pointed out a number of differences that put the Xbox 360 version on top, including a lower texture quality and a mysteriously blurred image. After the above comments from the developers themselves, you wouldn't expect them to shoot themselves in the foot like this.



It gets even stranger though, as a Terminal Velocity Dev came out and said that Lens of Truth used a pre-release copy. But then LoT responded showing that they indeed had retail copies, and had double checked to make sure.

Odd how supposedly the PS3 was the lead platform and somehow there are half the textures. They spent all that time talking about their lead platform but then the final product didn't match.

Exert from comparison on Lens of Truth:


Quote:
The texture quality for the PlayStation 3 left us shaking our heads in disbelief. This went beyond the traditional consoles rendering textures differently, as we’ve seen in other Head2Heads, the PlayStation 3 seemed to have ½ the texture quality of the Xbox 360 and in other areas, even less. This was present on all the PlayStation 3 textures, normal maps, spec maps, light maps, etc. even the dynamic shadow maps looked blocky and half the quality of the Xbox 360. To add insult to injury, the PlayStation 3 also had some serious compression happening on their texture maps resulting in banding and blockiness that couldn’t be ignored.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/17/09 at 01:25:23
Since Mr. Xizor seems to be off playing other things I swapped out RF for Prototype (I got some "1 week swap games pass" thing from Blockbuster).
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/17/09 at 01:44:47
Ghostbusters is indeed awesome.  Very awesome, in fact.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/17/09 at 01:49:45
Yeah sorry I didnt even realize you got on last night and sent me a message Night until later or I would have jumped on Red Faction with you. Its a shame you didnt try the MP before you traded it back in. You are missing out big time. I may end up just buying RF in the future just for the MP.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/17/09 at 03:14:46

XIZOR wrote on 06/17/09 at 01:49:45:
Yeah sorry I didnt even realize you got on last night and sent me a message Night until later or I would have jumped on Red Faction with you. Its a shame you didnt try the MP before you traded it back in. You are missing out big time. I may end up just buying RF in the future just for the MP.


I actually did try MP a little - the backpacks are actually really badass, that's a really unique idea, and really cool; and some of the weapons are cool too. For some reason though, I just couldn't really particularly get into it. The levels seemed bland and small and the environmental destruction didn't play as big a role in MP as it did in SP IMO. But to be fair I only played it for a few hours, so I don't know. Who knows, I may rent it again.

As for Prototype, my verdict so far is that it's okay. Not great by any means - some of the attacks and stuff are cool but visually it's sub-par and the gameplay doesn't seem polished (certainly nothing like the InFamous demo I played).
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/18/09 at 01:13:09
Just reassuring that Ghostbusters  is Ghostbadass. The script is great, the game play is really enjoyable and the multiplayer does the franchise some justice.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/18/09 at 02:01:07
Good to hear you like it also.  Even better is someone thinks the multiplayer is enjoyable, because Grindhouse said it felt tacked on.  I haven't tried it yet but I should be in it tonight to see how it is.  I'm on the final mission on Professional.  The gameplay is different and very fun for some reason.  Maybe I'm marking out just because it's Ghostbusters but I'll give more spoiler-free thoughts later.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/18/09 at 04:15:39
Yes, I didnt start it until tonight but Ghostbuster is pretty bad ass. You couldnt ask for a better GB game than this honestly. Probably gonna play this one a couple times through.

I really enjoy slamming the ghosts. I think that is a nice feature.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/18/09 at 12:41:05
Anyone got it for the PS3?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/18/09 at 15:01:41
Me and Grindhouse.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/18/09 at 16:19:04
I already asked you Scold on IM whether you were happy with the PS3 version or not and you convinced me that PS3 was a good choice. thanks for the help.


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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/18/09 at 16:27:22
Anyone on here bit the big one and pick up the Wii version of the game? I seen that one at work at it looked like they changed the entire graphical style of the game to make it look like some sorta crappy looking cartoon.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/18/09 at 16:46:14
Only thing that would have made Ghostbusters even more the shit than it already is if the single player would have been 4 player co-op. Now after playing it I kind of see what they didnt go that route but I cant help but still wish me and 3 other friends could wrangle some ghost together in the co-op story.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/18/09 at 17:18:02

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/18/09 at 16:27:22:
Anyone on here bit the big one and pick up the Wii version of the game? I seen that one at work at it looked like they changed the entire graphical style of the game to make it look like some sorta crappy looking cartoon.



The PS2 and Wii versions are a different game altogether. PS3 and X360 are the same.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/18/09 at 20:50:15
You can wrangle ghosts online.  It's pretty much the same as the in-game story with several objectives.  Objectives can be both competitive or co-operative but either way you get a 1st place, etc ranking at the end based on who put in the most work.

GB online is even awesome.  Fuck you Grindhouse.

Can you bitches say platinum?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/19/09 at 00:25:34
http://kotaku.com/5295898/report-microsoft-ceo-says-new-xbox-arriving-in-2010
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/19/09 at 01:06:48
Yeah, weve only been talking about that for like a week now.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/19/09 at 02:37:49
http://kotaku.com/5296104/microsoft-there-will-be-no-new-console
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/19/09 at 02:46:31
how about...

http://kotaku.com/5296104/i-still-haven't-caught-up-with-April-2009

If a brand new system comes out, or just the Natal by itself, I'm not buying either fucking one next year because they haven't proved to me that they can produce AAA after AAA title.  Gears 2 and L4D are still the only exclusive games worth a console price.  If Natal is going to be all AI that's wasted years in programming every thing imaginable Milo can say.  While the PS3 motion dev kits have been in developers hands for a few months and they already have things brewing (supposedly).  That was in an interview with EA corporate immediately (a few days after) E3.

And "Gozer's Most Wanted" is a fucking QUEST.  I need a few players that know how to dodge attacks and actually aim at the same time because I have YET to win a Protection Match because I'm the only one that decides to defend the fucking zones.

Tip for online play - When someone is wrangling a near dead ghost.  DON'T wrangle him and try to stick him in your own trap, you still get points no matter what trap he goes in, no matter WHO throws him in that trap, as long as you are wrangling along you will even piggy back the other guys "Slam Dunk Bonus" for an extra 2k.  You can get 100-200k per match if you play "Slime Dunk" with Slimer, and you have Slam Dunks down.  The multiplayer achievements are surprisingly easy except Gozer's Most Wanted.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/19/09 at 03:00:51
It's just a 360 with Natal included, not a "new" console.

I wouldn't worry about killer Apps for motion controlling games, I don't think any will ever exist anyways. But apparently Rare is working on some big Natal projects... so go figure?

Supposedly Acti-Blizz and EA have known about Natal for a while so who knows if they are developing with it or not. But brand new Dev kits for the 360s are making their rounds, and apparently they allow some wicked shit to be made. Supposedly making them able to offer killzone 2-level of graphics.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/19/09 at 03:41:58
Well SCoLD, my good friend, you should at least admit or say that Microsoft doesnt put out AAA after AAA title that YOU like, because they have consistently put out AAA titles and exclusives that I like, not to mention I like their AAA titles the best, Halo and L4D being the two most prominent. Then on top of that they have the exclusive or sometimes timed exclusive DLC thing going for them for all the major third party games. Sorry but I loved my Fallout 3 and GTA IV DLC.  Not to mention that I believe ALL of the 360 exclusives have TONS more DLC available than all Sony exclusives. Countless Halo 3 and Gears 2 maps along with dev support that Ive seen no where else for Halo.

Most people just tend to look at shooters and action games as the only "exclusives" that Microsoft puts out when there are FAR more titles besides those in other genres. I love my RPGs and Microsoft crushes Sony in that department, not to mention they landed FF which is the biggest RPG franchise of all. Top it off with the fact that even multi-platform games genereally run or play better and its apparent why people still prefer 360. Not trying to start a debate as everyone knows where everyone else loyalties are here, that stuff is no secret.

Ok so Im an asshole. Oh well. At least I admit Im an asshole and a 360 fan boy. However I am NOT a microsoft fan boy. Only the future will can tell where my loyalties will lie after this generation.  My loyalties are always up for grabs.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/19/09 at 06:21:42
Ouch.  Yeah, I admit that my last reply came off a little bit harsh.  I was just trying to whip a quick one out between matches and keep a "wait and see" approach to the Natal/PS3 remote thing.  Honestly, I'll probably cave in and buy both of them like I have everything else for both of them but not until some solid games come out to make the purchase worth it.

And yes, I would say that Microsoft doesn't make too many exclusive games that interest ME, but I thought that was pretty much implied considering the 360 sold more than the PS3, so therefore other people must like the library.  Although I'm still sure that people buying consoles base it on price over library anyway, hell...most of the PARENTS that buy the system for the kids don't know anything about the game library and want the cheapest system because it just MAY break within a year.  I mean the Wii outsold the 360 by far, so we can't base system quality on sales by any stretch of the thought.

And about Halo and L4D being your favorite games, that is all your personal opinion and I do respect it.  I will definitely give Halo: Reach a try as it'll be a fresh start for me to try to jump in.  I'm not a hater of anything, but the previous versions didn't hold my interest.  L4D gets very repetitive also for me, although it's still an amazing stellar game, I don't think I could play it for hours and hours when there is a huge stack of shiny games haunting me every moment.  Personal taste in games is the most important decision you should make, and based on exclusives, so I would say we both made the right choice in buying our first of the two consoles...

About the exclusives.  I said PS3 would get both GTAIV and Fallout 3 DLC much later and everyone acted like I had 7 fucking penises and only 12 testicles.  It's just the way of the fucking business.  Not video game business.  BUSINESS PERIOD.  You put X amount of work/$ toward building a game, and yield Y amount of money profit.  You can either release it on both systems and double your Y, or take Z, a couple million for an exclusive year.  Then you still get the other Y sales as soon as that year ends.

When I was on the PS2 (a real fanboy then, xbox hater)...I even said that GTA, MGS, Resident Evil, Twisted Metal...NOTHING was safe...except Microsoft and SONY games.  And if you don't read anything read this.  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS EXCLUSIVE UNLESS ITS PUBLISHED BY SONY OR MICROSOFT.  And that publishing covers a lot of loopholes.  For example, if a PSN game stays PSN-exclusive, Sony refunds all development $$ to the development team, meaning they made the game for free.  That isn't publishing, but repaying the publishing free is basically like taking a second mortgage out.  So that's why those type of things stay exclusive.  Like GTA IV DLC for example.  Same thing.

So in the end, you have at least 30 developers against 10 (that might be being generous?) making exclusive games for the PS3 and 360 respectively.  Everyone else is making games for all systems.  Hell even Agent, Rockstars new Sony-exclusive franchise will probably be 360 bound by the time Agent 2 comes out.  It's only in their contract to make 2 more exclusive games, not necessarily related.

About the DLC for 360 exclusives > PS3 exclusives.  That's a guess at best.  The most DLC'd game ever was Burnout Paradise, who is on client 2.91 or some shit.  With 10+ updates, 8 of them bring free.  And there was more content released for the PS3 version.  Warhawk had several maps, 4 vehicles, 6 weapons, jetpacks, the works.  Changed gameplay.  KZ2 had 3 patches in 1 month and addressed EVERY ISSUE the forum trolls cried about...in one month.  Cliffy B stumbles on host migration questions like he was in the Bush Administration.  PS3 gets 1 or 2 PSN games a week and it USED to get a firmware update every month.  This is gone waaay off track but DLC for the PS3 practically the same as Microsoft, but they are faster to respond to issues when the gameplay needs work.  MUCH QUICKER.  Again, that's only on exclusive games.  UFC 2009 still isn't fucking fixed.

And another miscontrued thought is the PSN is laggy.  That is laughable at best.  I have 150-300 ping (which is shitty) and I have no issues in any game whatsoever, besides MAYBE LBP when the level is full of movable objects and I'm flamboyantly decorated.  I promise you the only thing the PS3 lacks at present time is ripping CDs to HD (use USB drive) and cross-game chat.  Nearly every current game has a party chat within game.

Cross platform games were also MADE on the 360 in the past.  That isn't the case so much as it used to be anymore.  I've already listed 15-20 developers that stated they were switching to the PS3 starting this (current) summer.  Not to mention the PS3 exclusives are very rarely a let down.  I can think of Lair and Heavenly Sword as being garbage, but even HS got OK reviews.  The games all this year have been outstanding, and it's just starting out.  Sony also is doubling software expenditures over the last year.  All of this amounts to in about 2 years, Sony will have an exclusive coming out every month or so, churning the gears with their umbrella of upwards of 50 developers in-house.

Microsoft can do all the $$ it wants to do.  Getting timed exclusives does nothing for Microsoft in the long run, that's only the short term help.  Not to mention Cliffy B is going to want 100M to keep Gears 3 exclusive probably.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/19/09 at 06:47:17
The way Microsoft runs its company is a joke honestly, IMO.  It's very selfish and self-serving, and I think that's really the only thing I have against them.  I do like their ideas with Facebook/Twitter/NetFlix and the rumored HULU.  NATAL looks amazing and I'll be the first to admit I could be a 360 or 720 fan if Microsoft gets their shit together.  But to me, Microsoft is taking steps to get away from GAMING.  They are going to be like Nintendo soon.  Instead of Mario and Zelda every year at E3 they have L4D, Gears, and Halo.  They need developer support and they need it now because Sony is building an empire.

And whether those games that come out every month are good or shitty, that's another possible blockbuster coming only on one system.  I see Sony going after software and I see Microsoft going after partnership and media capabilities...which ironically, my launch PS3 already has ton of.  I can do everything they are attempting with the 360 and their "PC capabilities" etc etc.  Sony has closed the gap so much that I wonder when Microsoft is going to have to come down in yearly price.  I'm sure it's going to happen as PS3 sales are going up over the release list, and once people play all of those games online and whatnot they are less likely to renew their subscription until the next big online game for 360 comes, probably L4D 2 and Halo ODST.

Now I know all of that was probably not necessary and I tried to stay nuetral but we all know that's futile.  I will say I love my 360 very much and I wouldn't let anyone take it from me.  I love the controller and the functionality...but their games just seem to get stale.  I admit the PS3 has some learning to do when it comes to online community, but I remember playing the most fun games I could for the most fun system I could at the time, before my console was ever hooked up to the internet.

And in closing, full circle back to the beginning, when I say L4D and Gears 2 to make me buy a console.  I mean there has to be a game or games out there to make a person say, "Damn, I want to spent 200-300 dollars on that system, controller, accessories, headset, Live account, etc.  Now that may be common sense, but on launch it had Halo which was the biggest game (franchise) of the console(s) no doubt.  But I just didn't care for it at all.  I didn't like 1-3 and I could never put my finger on why.  I don't really like Resistance 1/2 that much either, for the same reasons, just feels off to me.

But L4D and Gears 2 finally made me take that leap.  Halo wasn't even a speed bump of a decision for me.  But when the 360 launched and they were playing Halo.  I wasn't missing playing Halo nor did I care about the next gen at that time.  None of the games interested me because most games, genres, and franchises I liked weren't launch titles.  So months later when I decided to get the PS3, they asked me, "So...uhhh, what are you going to play, "Madden 07?  Marvel Alliance?  For 600?  You can buy a 360 for cheaper and still play those!"  And my answer was...and still is, "Yeah, but I'll also play God of War, Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, etc...and you'll be playing...HALO still".  Note, that was before Gears which totally changed my mind on the 360.  L4D was icing on the cake.

And to be fair, you said that most people "prefer the 360" here but you will notice that the only ones that rah rah the 360 are the people that only own a 360.  I will rah rah right along with you until it goes from fact telling to smoke blowing.  All I'm saying is L4D and Gears 2 made me get the 360, but KZ2, Uncharted 2, MAG, and GoW 3 will bring the ball back in Sony's court and unless Microsoft has some software injection, they will be Nintendo next year at E3 introducing "New Super Mario Bros. Wii".

Please don't take most of my analogies offensively, I do exaggerate to make it a little more appealing to the reader, but I've been up 30 some hours and I need to stop babbling.  If you think I lied about anything, shoot...

But I love both of my systems, just for two different reasons.  I just think, and always though, Sony's future was brighter FOR ME.  Based on their library, business ethics, and customer relations.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/19/09 at 08:04:24
Just a couple things. All the opinion stuff is solid, I can definitely grasp how someone would be repulsed by Halo and shooters in general and cling more to the Sony brunch.

The timed exclusive business that Microsoft seems so eager to jump on is actually quite profitable for them. As a software giant with only about 4 first party studios (compared to Sony having like 20), they really have no choice but to sign up exclusive deals (timed or otherwise) to make up for their lack of first party support.

The majority of most game's revenue is actually generated in the first couple months of a game's life. Many games have come out a year or two later on the PS3 and absolutely bombed because people have either already played it on 360/PC, or the hype is gone. For Microsoft that is a great opportunity, to have it sell like hotcakes on their platform, and then see it bomb on the competitors, they've taken the money of interested gamers. Couple examples off top of my head are: Lost Planet, Bioshock, and Overlord. Plus we aren't privy to know how much money is given for these "deals". Sometimes it might be nothing, or others it could very well be cheaper than the cost of actually MAKING the game themselves.

And im not sure about software injection but I thought both Sony and Microsoft looked good for the next year.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/19/09 at 12:38:11

XIZOR wrote on 06/19/09 at 01:06:48:
Yeah, weve only been talking about that for like a week now.



How about -

Its been back and forth back and forth whether this was a rumor or not. Gamespot just pushed this link article yesterday. So the back and forth rumor crap is now over. Its actually going to happen. It looks pretty cool too. Might be something Id invest in to upgrade from my current X360, especially if it DOES come with Natal. And yea. It is a new console. Not a next gen new console, but it is a new console. It freshens up the Xbox 360 a bit.

Eh whatever. I see your point as to why they would calll it a new console instead of just saying a reboot for the X360.

Again, eh whatever lol
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Post by Pse7en on 06/19/09 at 13:28:49
And yes, I would say that Microsoft doesn't make too many exclusive games that interest ME, but I thought that was pretty much implied considering the 360 sold more than the PS3, so therefore other people must like the library.  Although I'm still sure that people buying consoles base it on price over library anyway, hell...most of the PARENTS that buy the system for the kids don't know anything about the game library and want the cheapest system because it just MAY break within a year.  I mean the Wii outsold the 360 by far, so we can't base system quality on sales by any stretch of the thought.

I agree. You also have to consider that the X360 came out before the PS3 so the sales numbers wouldnt really be "fair or debatable" for lack of a better word. It just depends on the quality of the games that are out. There are some exclusives for each console that dont really interest me. I never was a Halo fan but I do like Gears 1 and 2. I love L4D series. Ninja Blade was a decent exclusive and I really enjoyed it. But then there are certain people who regardless of how good an exclusive can be, you will always have a fanboy who would take an excluive to a console they dont own or want to own and make it look like crap and they even know in their hearts, they are just looking for attention.

So in the end, you have at least 30 developers against 10 (that might be being generous?) making exclusive games for the PS3 and 360 respectively.  Everyone else is making games for all systems.  Hell even Agent, Rockstars new Sony-exclusive franchise will probably be 360 bound by the time Agent 2 comes out.  It's only in their contract to make 2 more exclusive games, not necessarily related.

I wonder how well these systems would do if say there were no real exclusives. I am not saying TIMED exclusives but lets say there were no permanant exclusives such as Halo and Gears and God Of War. What do you guys think of maybe having just one console on the market and just have companies like Sony and Microsoft make games for this console? I guess thats already been done (Sega) and somewhat going to happen even more so (Onlive)?? I dont know. I can tell you I only bought the PS3 for its exclusives, not for the blueray or because it looks nice. But for the exclusives. Pretty much every game I buy that is multiplatform, i get for the X360 unless there are some huge disadvantages on the X360 side that PS3 would have better or whatever the case may be. So in a sense i do favor the X360 but I try and give both a fair shot. And i like the fact that I have that choice. The Wii is in its own world and I am not even going into that.

About the DLC for 360 exclusives > PS3 exclusives.  That's a guess at best.  The most DLC'd game ever was Burnout Paradise, who is on client 2.91 or some shit.  With 10+ updates, 8 of them bring free.  And there was more content released for the PS3 version.  Warhawk had several maps, 4 vehicles, 6 weapons, jetpacks, the works.  Changed gameplay.  KZ2 had 3 patches in 1 month and addressed EVERY ISSUE the forum trolls cried about...in one month.  Cliffy B stumbles on host migration questions like he was in the Bush Administration.  PS3 gets 1 or 2 PSN games a week and it USED to get a firmware update every month.  This is gone waaay off track but DLC for the PS3 practically the same as Microsoft, but they are faster to respond to issues when the gameplay needs work.  MUCH QUICKER.  Again, that's only on exclusive games.  UFC 2009 still isn't fucking fixed.

You know what? I would have to say they are about equal. I would be unfair in saying one is better than the other. I mean you have Gears DLC, L4D DLC, GTAIV DLC for the X360.  Then you have MGO, KZ2, LBP, Batman Arkham (Joker playable exclusive/timed exclusive for PS3), and im sure I forgot alot of others for the PS3. I am generally satisfied with the DLC for both systems. I just wish Microsoft fixed GeOW2 problems.

And another miscontrued thought is the PSN is laggy.  That is laughable at best.  I have 150-300 ping (which is shitty) and I have no issues in any game whatsoever, besides MAYBE LBP when the level is full of movable objects and I'm flamboyantly decorated.  I promise you the only thing the PS3 lacks at present time is ripping CDs to HD (use USB drive) and cross-game chat.  Nearly every current game has a party chat within game.

PSN is not laggy. PSN is very stable as far as I am concerned. The only dissappointment I ever had with it was when SCold and I were playing MK2, and it was a little choppy but we were still able to have a blast playing the game (And I plan on a rematch with you Scold :) ). And for those of you who have little money, its also free. I just friggin wish everytime I login to PSN using my PS3 or PSP, I dont get prompted for yet ANOTHER update. If your psp doesnt have enough juice even while its plugged in charging, it wont do the update. Stupid if you ask me.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/19/09 at 14:06:57
Cross platform games were also MADE on the 360 in the past.  That isn't the case so much as it used to be anymore.  I've already listed 15-20 developers that stated they were switching to the PS3 starting this (current) summer.  Not to mention the PS3 exclusives are very rarely a let down.  I can think of Lair and Heavenly Sword as being garbage, but even HS got OK reviews.  The games all this year have been outstanding, and it's just starting out.  Sony also is doubling software expenditures over the last year.  All of this amounts to in about 2 years, Sony will have an exclusive coming out every month or so, churning the gears with their umbrella of upwards of 50 developers in-house.

Simply put, every console will have there great year or two over the rest, and I believe its that time for the PS3. Games like Agent (maybe just times exclusive), Fat Princess etc.... and lets not forget the games already available like Infamous. I am not sure who here has played or even enjoyed the psn game Flower. That is the most relaxing, amazing game and it was such a simple concept. I am not saying 360 didnt have its share of games, but again it would be unfair to compare the consoles because they are both worth the investment.

Now I know all of that was probably not necessary and I tried to stay nuetral but we all know that's futile.  I will say I love my 360 very much and I wouldn't let anyone take it from me.  I love the controller and the functionality...but their games just seem to get stale.  I admit the PS3 has some learning to do when it comes to online community, but I remember playing the most fun games I could for the most fun system I could at the time, before my console was ever hooked up to the internet.

Sorry not gonna happen. Staying neutral here is just as bad as trying in any other game forum. The x360-only owners will defend the 360, the PS3 only owners will always defend the PS3 and no one even takes into consideration how much fun Wii is here so I wont even waste my breath. I love all the consoles  and all for different reasons. And yes I will buy a game based on the the preferred quality on whichever system its better on. but take this useless debate me and Roadie had over which FFXIII was  gonna be better x360 or ps3. Roadie and I always get along otherwise, but this caused quite a stir, and I am embarrassed by it completely because it made no sense and it was a very stupid debate that never should have excelled the way it did. We should have respected eachothers opinions from the begninng without having to justify with "evidence". He prefers X360, I prefer the PS3 version because imo it was originally made for PS3 and I feel the overall quality of the game will be better for PS3. I hate debates. But when it comes to these topics

And in closing, full circle back to the beginning, when I say L4D and Gears 2 to make me buy a console.  I mean there has to be a game or games out there to make a person say, "Damn, I want to spent 200-300 dollars on that system, controller, accessories, headset, Live account, etc.  Now that may be common sense, but on launch it had Halo which was the biggest game (franchise) of the console(s) no doubt.  But I just didn't care for it at all.  I didn't like 1-3 and I could never put my finger on why.  I don't really like Resistance 1/2 that much either, for the same reasons, just feels off to me.

But L4D and Gears 2 finally made me take that leap.  Halo wasn't even a speed bump of a decision for me.  But when the 360 launched and they were playing Halo.  I wasn't missing playing Halo nor did I care about the next gen at that time.  None of the games interested me because most games, genres, and franchises I liked weren't launch titles.  So months later when I decided to get the PS3, they asked me, "So...uhhh, what are you going to play, "Madden 07?  Marvel Alliance?  For 600?  You can buy a 360 for cheaper and still play those!"  And my answer was...and still is, "Yeah, but I'll also play God of War, Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, etc...and you'll be playing...HALO still".  Note, that was before Gears which totally changed my mind on the 360.  L4D was icing on the cake.

And to be fair, you said that most people "prefer the 360" here but you will notice that the only ones that rah rah the 360 are the people that only own a 360.  I will rah rah right along with you until it goes from fact telling to smoke blowing.  All I'm saying is L4D and Gears 2 made me get the 360, but KZ2, Uncharted 2, MAG, and GoW 3 will bring the ball back in Sony's court and unless Microsoft has some software injection, they will be Nintendo next year at E3 introducing "New Super Mario Bros. Wii".

Please don't take most of my analogies offensively, I do exaggerate to make it a little more appealing to the reader, but I've been up 30 some hours and I need to stop babbling.  If you think I lied about anything, shoot...

But I love both of my systems, just for two different reasons.  I just think, and always though, Sony's future was brighter FOR ME.  Based on their library, business ethics, and customer relations.

I really wish the fanboism stayed out of TMA. But it was unavoidable. What I really want for our gaming future is cross platform mulitplayer gaming. That would remove alot of the tenstion that goes on between console wars. I can dream, and wish.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/19/09 at 19:29:48
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gj-iSG9oLA
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/19/09 at 23:28:14
Controversy over when where what the next Microsoft xbox console will be has finally been settled. It was revealed last night on the Colbert Report. Watch as Stephen Colbert plays the fucking future. It looks awesome. I can wait to get one.


Its somewhere around the 2:30 minute mark.

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/231219/june-18-2009/bears---balls---tobacco--project-natal---graveyard-bids
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/19/09 at 23:48:44
I'm positive that the timed exclusive buying is out of NECESSITY.  I am just calling it a "stunt" though because that's what it is.  And Microsoft isn't making very much money from these exclusive deals.  The only money they would be making is if customers bought the console because of the DLC, which I am sure has happened, and those customers in turn buying 360 products over Sony products.  That's where Microsoft is making their money.

Microsoft already announced it paid 50 million for GTA DLC.  It also charged 20 dollars.  Microsoft announced two months after DLC release that it broke Xbox live records, etc and sold 1 million copies by April.  They estimated 2 million would be downloaded by October.

They never mentioned in October if they sold 2 million, but considering its June I think its safe to assume it sold easily more than 2 million by now.  I'll throw in 500,000 extra just to give them benefit of my huge doubt.  2.5 million x 20 = 50 million.  This may sound like Microsoft met its price in the exclusive bid.  However, they are a ways off.  AT LEAST half of it goes back to Rockstar.  Microsoft has to pay for its own advertising for its own products ON its own products (even if they don't pay anything, it's potential loss of income when another company isn't plastered there).  I would say Microsoft only made 20 million at best off of the downloads.  They also have another one "Ballad of Gay Tony" coming before the exclusive contract ends, which would probably double their "income" to 40-45 million.  But they still are not out of the hole which means the only thing they get from these exclusive deals are ATTENTION and hopes their customers will purchase 360 peripherals and games over Sony.

Yes, Microsoft secures the DLC by putting itself in the hole very early on, and it is paying off for them NOW, but in the future they are setting themselves up for a meltdown because they don't have partnerships with the studios like Sony.  Sony has certain incentives for developers that Microsoft does not, and MOST exclusive games (Twisted Metal PS3 included) are given complete use of IP programming language, free game engines, and 100% profit from PSN buys.  They even get SCEA programmers for "free" when asked.  Those incentives as a developer make both young and experienced developers (like Jaffe) want to develop, and even MORE incentives for exclusivity.  Without alienating GAMERS in DLC bidding wars.  I am glad Sony doesn't pay for exclusive things (although even Sony mentioned this might not be the case in the future if something "big" comes along.)

Microsoft is building that "functionality box" in the living room that does everything.  Sony is building relationships with video game developers.  If you don't know how to program for the PS3, they will teach you themselves.  They are the Joe Clark of friggin video games.

And for the record, there are a few really fun games on the Wii.  I do play it sometimes but I can't sit there and GAME on it for hours un-end.  It's not the consoles fault though, its mainly developers haven't really pushed games to the level it possibly could be at yet.  There isn't an app on PS3/360 that I can real-time box with my friends on, either.  That is still an awesome feature that never, ever gets old.  Although it does get tiring...sometimes.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/21/09 at 02:29:43
http://scrawlfx.com/2009/06/ea-lists-left-4-dead-2-for-ps3-with-placeholder-art
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/21/09 at 03:14:13
I wouldn't mind it going to the PS3 but I really think its a flub on EA's part.

Hell the first game got listed a shit ton of times for PS3 but it didn't happen.

Plus I'd imagine only EA would bother developing it since Valve don't support the PS3.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/21/09 at 16:31:37
Activision: 'We Might Have to Stop Supporting Sony'

Major publisher Activision might drop support for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP entirely if the consoles do not become more profitable, CEO Bobby Kotick has told The Times in an interview.

"I'm getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform," Kotick explained. "It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better."

"Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation," said Kotick. He states that Call of Duty and Guitar Hero publisher Activision paid Sony over $500 million last year in royalties and other costs, quipping that the figure "probably still worked out at 400 per cent of the profit they made."

"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony," he said. "When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console - and the PSP too."

Kotick adds that a new physical interface "could be ideal." Sony announced the motion-sensing camera PlayStation Motion Controller at E3 this year, arriving Spring 2010.


Well this kinda sucks. I didn't think the system was doing THAT bad.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/21/09 at 23:49:03
Has anyone tried The Path yet? I just beat the game and I need someone to talk to about this game :(


Here are some sites to look at if you are interested:

http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/

http://grandmothers-house.net/

And a nice video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adj0flt1-7U




Like I said before, if you are not into the Story driven type games, or not into being imaginative about games than this isnt for you. its less of a game and more of an interactive short-horror paintings book. If you are willing to try it, dont think of it as a typical game. Its not. Its a game you will either love or hate.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 06/22/09 at 01:16:56
wow if they lose Activision that will be a huge blow. They need to really consider dropping the prices of their consoles before this really happens and catches on with other companies.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/22/09 at 01:47:54
Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat dude) left a Twitter message stating no one should "hold their breath" on MKvsDC DLC, because Midway is working on a new Mortal Kombat, tentatively MK9.  The last sentence of his update is...

"People want an M-rated MK....dammit we will give them an M-rated MK."

So it should be back to blood and gore and full on fatalities.  It'll be interesting to see how this one turns out, as I think it's sink or swim with MK and Midway at this point.

I'm not big on anything Activision.  They are the biggest publisher at this time (even bigger than EA), but most of their games are churned trademarked BS.  They make Star Trek, Star Wars, Marvel, X-Men, Disney, Guitar Hero, Shrek, Spiderman, Tony Hawk, and nearly all movie-based games, Minority Report, Quantum Solace, etc.

The games that sell 100%, Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Call of Duty will always be on the PS3 also because they sell.  Most of their retarded games like "Disney's ANYTHING" or "World's Scariest Police Chases" don't even need to be made, let alone made on PS3.  The only people that play those games are children that don't know what a real good game is because their parents don't buy blockbuster games...and trophy/achievement hunters.

I think the last two games I've bought (not rented) that were Activision was Guitar Hero 3 bundle for the PS3 guitar in 07 and before that probably Tony Hawk 2 in maybe 2001.  Most of Activision's games are a rental if that, which is why they can be the number one publisher because they publish everything that no one else does (for cheap also).  If something comes out that I want that is exclusive to the 360, then I will just play the 360 version.

Most of their games though, including the newest Wolverine and PROTOTYPE were made on the 360 and perform better on the 360, so the 360 is the system I will be playing those games on anyway.  And if someone has X achievement points they are going to buy the 360 version for the cheap points if they had to make a decision on which console anyway.  So if you are a collector, usually you will collect on the system you started collecting...and most of Activision's games are rentals.  Ergo, that's the result they get.

EA and Rockstar do not have any of these issues.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/22/09 at 01:55:03
Also, fuck Guitar Hero on EXPERT.  DSB you are an asshole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zab7L1Sk69k
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/22/09 at 02:17:06

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/21/09 at 16:31:37:
Activision: 'We Might Have to Stop Supporting Sony'

Major publisher Activision might drop support for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP entirely if the consoles do not become more profitable, CEO Bobby Kotick has told The Times in an interview.

"I'm getting concerned about Sony; the PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform," Kotick explained. "It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better."

"Games generate a better return on invested capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation," said Kotick. He states that Call of Duty and Guitar Hero publisher Activision paid Sony over $500 million last year in royalties and other costs, quipping that the figure "probably still worked out at 400 per cent of the profit they made."

"They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony," he said. "When we look at 2010 and 2011, we might want to consider if we support the console - and the PSP too."

Kotick adds that a new physical interface "could be ideal." Sony announced the motion-sensing camera PlayStation Motion Controller at E3 this year, arriving Spring 2010.


Well this kinda sucks. I didn't think the system was doing THAT bad.


Source link please?
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/22/09 at 05:33:50
Sorry I didn't know I was in 8th grade English class and had to fucking state my sources.  8-) The only video game news website that I go to these days is Shack News.

http://thefoodmonster.com/cgi-bin/tma/YaBB.pl?action=post;num=1238291379;title=PostReply

Used to visit GameSpy all the time. Then they replaced there staff with 12 year olds and now the website blows.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/22/09 at 06:31:53
Yeah I wouldn't pay much attention to that CEO. This just seems like he's trying to put pressure on Sony to lay-down a price-cut; the more that jump on the console means more money for him... I doubt they'd ever pull the plug on support, unless they really aren't making money off the PS3 (I so doubt that...)

Hell, you would think the sales of the Call of Duty/Guitar Hero series alone justify the production costs of putting their shit on the PS3.

And the PS3 sales aren't that bad either. Quite normal.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/22/09 at 06:37:15

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/22/09 at 01:47:54:
EA and Rockstar do not have any of these issues.


Activision has a bad case of sequelitis... can't seem to make any new games besides churn out every Guitar Hero band game and CoD 4-5-6 a year. I like EA's turn-around this generation, and kinda funny how Acti-Blizzard is the new EA.

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Post by SynthR on 06/22/09 at 22:12:49



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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/22/09 at 22:40:31
Damn, motherfucker. I was just gonna ask if you still had Ghostbusters so we could play. Oh well.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/22/09 at 23:18:16
I still have it but that's the game that fucking did it! My mother fucking machine is possessed! I need to slime this bitch.

Right now I'm trying to fuck my machine up so I can make it fall under Futureshop's product service plan. I already filed my console for repair at Microsoft but why wait when I have a fucking warranty which doesn't cover RROD btw. God damn Futureshop. Thanks for telling me after I bought it you cock suckers.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/22/09 at 23:44:08
Well if you would stop licking your console you might not have gotten the RRoD. I love my 360 as well but Im pretty sure licking it isnt good for it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/23/09 at 01:25:16
That sucks dude. And how the fuck would a Futureshop warranty not cover that? Thats terrible...
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/23/09 at 02:03:46
Futureshop doesnt cover it because in the future xbox 360s dont get RRoD, HA....ha.........ha.
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Post by SynthR on 06/23/09 at 02:51:29
I found some gibberish today on the Futureshop forums as to why it's not covered. Pretty much it's because Microsoft has ordered retailers to send their customers directly to Microsoft so they can remedy it themselves, as in give out new consoles. It's a shit ass reason and extremely lame. I read the service plan and from what I can see it should have covered the RROD. Alas, I phoned them, they said no and gave me Microcock's number and it's being sent out. Shipping costs coming directly out of my pocket of course.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/23/09 at 12:36:16
That was pretty sexy putting your tounge so close to the red hole.

That blows man. Hope you get a speedy replacement.  :(
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/23/09 at 14:38:00
... yet another broken 360. And people love this system so much why?
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Post by SynthR on 06/23/09 at 15:11:30
BECAUSE IT'S ALPHA!!! The 360 is so hardcore that it sacrifices itself just to bring gamers short term pleasure!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/23/09 at 15:12:28
Its no different than the PS2 was. Everyone loved that system to death even though they broke at least once every year or two. All the great  legendary consoles break like the PS1 and 2. Thats my theory now.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/23/09 at 15:13:42
I said that yesterday to someone. However, Microsoft is at least doing something about it. I paid for three PS2's out of my pocket. Thanks Sony!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/23/09 at 15:17:27
Then you went about it all wrong. I just found bastards I knew that werent necessarily my friends and then just did the ol' switch-a-roo and swapped out my bricked PS2 for one that worked. Most times it would just be a problem with the disc reader so they wouldnt know right away. Other times I just did that shit and got the fuck out!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/23/09 at 15:18:33
Haha, you're a fucking dick. Out of all my friends I'm the only real gamer making me the only person to have bought a fucking PS2.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/23/09 at 15:29:23
Then why the fuck are they your friends if they dont game? I dont have any friends that arent gamers. Otherwise we dont have much to talk about. I certainly dont know shit about sports.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/23/09 at 17:01:23

XIZOR wrote on 06/23/09 at 15:29:23:
Then why the fuck are they your friends if they dont game? I dont have any friends that arent gamers. Otherwise we dont have much to talk about. I certainly dont know shit about sports.



This
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/23/09 at 19:39:10
Yeah, my PS2 crapped out every year and a half or so, but I got it fixed 3 times for free each time (minus shipping one way).  I've heard people here say they had to pay for their repairs though, so go figure.  So Hellbent, NightShade, Roadie, and now SynthR got the 360 swine flu going around.  I think Xizor and Magnum need to watch their backs because they are next probably.  I do fear RRoD like Sea World fears Sham-Wows but I'm glad Microsoft took the stance they did, even if there was little alternatives.

Hope you get the speediest possible recovery.  I am envious of your black console :(  All of my controllers and headset are black, but I really want a black 360.  They are somehow sexier.

Speaking of sexy.  I downloaded the NCAA demo and while I was there I seen a "Magic: The Gathering" game there that came out the 17th.  It was way fucking below the radar to me, as I didn't even know it was coming.  So I downloaded the trial and its amazing.  I bought it instantly.  If you like the series at all, you should try the demo.  I do think it will be DLC-demanding to get some good cards, but it's still fun as it stands right now.  I think I will be spending a lot of time with it this week.  Also, the UFC demo has been getting more action lately.  I'm taking GH back early tonight because I definitely want something a little more engaging...

If you're done speedfucking like an Olympic rabbit with your minuscule penis, let me know what games you still have for the 360 because this is my last rental before my Philly trip, so I'll make it something we can (hopefully) all play.  With luck I might be able to red Red Faction, but that's really fucking lucky.  If anyone has some suggestions before I go tonight, let me know.

And try Magic the Gathering.  Also I about 5/8-11/32 through The Dishwasher and it's also a solid buy IMO.  Demo it up.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/23/09 at 19:53:03
I think Xizor has had his share of problems with discs exploding and what not.

My friends game but not like us. Everyone had an N64 but they stuck with that instead of moving on. During high school you start to lose friends too so a lot of the ones that did game sort of drifted away.

Well be envious no more because it will be weeks before I play with them again. Thanks for the wishes though, lol.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/24/09 at 00:34:58

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/23/09 at 19:39:10:
Yeah, my PS2 crapped out every year and a half or so, but I got it fixed 3 times for free each time (minus shipping one way).  I've heard people here say they had to pay for their repairs though, so go figure.


Yeah, that's weird - I got mine fixed free the one time it stopped reading CDs all the time, and it worked fine the rest of the time. Did you guys contact Sony about it and they told you they wouldn't fix it? Madness.

I wish there were some verifiable numbers out there comparing the % of PS2 deaths to 360 deaths, that'd be interesting to see.

And you have my condolences on your late friend, Mr. SynthR.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/24/09 at 02:03:41
Muchly appreciated.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/24/09 at 02:48:38
I think Xizor's woman went all preying mantis and decapitated him after intercourse, because no way in hell she's still touching her ankles (angles?).  Call the locksmith!

EDIT - Fat Princess delayed until the end of summer :(  And I finally started completing songs on Hard in GH.  I don't really play it that often so for me this was/is a huge accomplishment.  None of you care, but there it is.  I didn't take it back because no one suggested dick.  Bunch of self centered pricks, I tell ya.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/24/09 at 14:40:21
"I think Xizor and Magnum need to watch their backs because they are next probably."

Hey!!! STFU!!! No jinxes you bastard. Damn! What the hell you trying to do?!?

:::::::knocks on head:::::: He didn't mean it baby. Really.....he didn't....  :(
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/24/09 at 20:05:52
UPDATE

Microsoft sent me a cardboard box coffin with a bag, styrofoam and paid shipping. Fucking awesome! Only took 2 days to get here and it's being sent to a place only 2 hours away. We shall see how long it takes.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/24/09 at 22:29:05

SynthR wrote on 06/24/09 at 20:05:52:
UPDATE

Microsoft sent me a cardboard box coffin with a bag, styrofoam and paid shipping. Fucking awesome! Only took 2 days to get here and it's being sent to a place only 2 hours away. We shall see how long it takes.


There are definite advantages to living in Southern Ontario  ::)
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/24/09 at 22:31:52
Ok, Im back from the sex-a-thon so what happened? I fucked that bitch like Id been locked away in prison for 10 years with no conjugal visits. I was like a fucking rapist.

And SCoLD you better fucking get Red Faction for 360. Also SCoLD, we need to invite that one crazy son of a bitch back to party chat. The one that went the fuck off on you like nothing Ive ever seen before. That was fucking epic and hilarious. That guy really really really hated you but Im glad he got it off his chest.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by imakillu... on 06/24/09 at 22:34:01
it sure seems that way
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/25/09 at 02:16:24

RoaDiE wrote on 06/24/09 at 22:29:05:

SynthR wrote on 06/24/09 at 20:05:52:
UPDATE

Microsoft sent me a cardboard box coffin with a bag, styrofoam and paid shipping. Fucking awesome! Only took 2 days to get here and it's being sent to a place only 2 hours away. We shall see how long it takes.


There are definite advantages to living in Southern Ontario  ::)


Move over here, man. We can play video games all day and you can reap the benefits Ontario has to offer.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 02:34:05
Fucking overlord II is out is out.  I am not sure if this is a rental a rental or what but i loved the first one. I just wih theyd made a bad version. This T rating kills the fun kills the fun
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/25/09 at 17:18:17
Well this is interesting news. First 3D Realms goes out of business ... now id Software has been bought up by Bethesda Softworks. Yes the Elder Scrolls / Oblivion folk are now one with the Doom / Quake guys. Seems like an odd combination, but I bet it will work.

According to the official press release "id Software will continue to operate as a studio under the direction of its founder, John Carmack. No changes will be made in the operations of id Software in the development of its games. All the principals at id Software have signed long-term employment contracts, assuring they will continue in their roles developing games at the studio."

So even though they are "together" they're still going to operate as separate entities. That's kinda cool actually. At least now we (shouldn't) have to worry about either company going belly up. Or worse yet, being bought by either EA or Activision.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 17:29:43

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/25/09 at 17:18:17:
Well this is interesting news. First 3D Realms goes out of business ... now id Software has been bought up by Bethesda Softworks. Yes the Elder Scrolls / Oblivion folk are now one with the Doom / Quake guys. Seems like an odd combination, but I bet it will work.

According to the official press release "id Software will continue to operate as a studio under the direction of its founder, John Carmack. No changes will be made in the operations of id Software in the development of its games. All the principals at id Software have signed long-term employment contracts, assuring they will continue in their roles developing games at the studio."

So even though they are "together" they're still going to operate as separate entities. That's kinda cool actually. At least now we (shouldn't) have to worry about either company going belly up. Or worse yet, being bought by either EA or Activision.




I will laugh so hard if the Bethesda / ID Software put out a Doom RPG or Quake MMORPG. Then I will boycott it
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/25/09 at 17:43:55
A Doom RPG.  ::) How about we let id make a FPS set in the Fallout Universe?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/25/09 at 22:05:32
UPDATE

Microsoft has received my console, that was sent yesterday, this morning and hours later have emailed me stating it has been repaired (given a new console rather) and they are shipping it back. I believe I will be receiving by tomorrow. Total time: 4 days. HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 06/26/09 at 00:32:47

SynthR wrote on 06/25/09 at 22:05:32:
UPDATE

Microsoft has received my console, that was sent yesterday, this morning and hours later have emailed me stating it has been repaired (given a new console rather) and they are shipping it back. I believe I will be receiving by tomorrow. Total time: 4 days. HAHAHAHAHAHA


You poor unfortunate soul. My sympathies.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/26/09 at 00:33:34
I'm going through withdrawal.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/26/09 at 03:17:11

SynthR wrote on 06/26/09 at 00:33:34:
I'm going through withdrawal.


Suck it up

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/26/09 at 05:16:56
I can't go back man. It has ruined my life and now I'm on the straight. I don't know if I can do it!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/26/09 at 14:44:15
They should come out with a Jackson 5 XBLA game.


ILL BET YOU GREEN, THERE WILL BE A ROCKBAND OR GUITAR HERO EXPANSION OR DLC OF JACKSON 5 OR MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC!!!!!

I CALLED IT!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/26/09 at 14:55:07
Ha, that's actually possible.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/26/09 at 15:11:09
Yea no shit.

Considering he's supposively 400 million in debt when he died.....I'd say that's a good investment.

(?)
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/26/09 at 17:03:05

wrote on 06/26/09 at 14:44:15:
They should come out with a Jackson 5 XBLA game.


ILL BET YOU GREEN, THERE WILL BE A ROCKBAND OR GUITAR HERO EXPANSION OR DLC OF JACKSON 5 OR MICHAEL JACKSON MUSIC!!!!!

I CALLED IT!


Well there was that old Michael Jackson game for the Sega Genesis. I guess they could upload that one to XBL / PSN.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 06/26/09 at 17:17:17
UPDATE

I have received my 360 back making it officially 4 days. They gave me a free month of Live and an apology letter stating that my new machine has been rigorously tested to ensure it's of the highest Microsoft quality. *gag*

Now off I go camping for the weekend. So long suckers!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/26/09 at 22:14:11
Awesome, congrats on the shortest tenured RRoD at TMA EVA.  I hope if I get it they are just as quick, although that's doubtful since I currently reside in Bumfuck, Egpyt.  

They were actually making a MJ video game for PS3 and 360.  It didn't get announced until he was on his deathbed, and it will probably most likely be canceled now.  The only thing confirmed was it was NOT Moonwalker 2, it was something different entirely.

And I would probably buy an MJ expansion if there were good songs.  I loved his music, Smooth Criminal and Billy Jean are a few of my fav songs of all time.  I do however call a spade a spade and a molester a molester.  He was a fucking weirdo, but all great creative artists are weird.  Eminem got assraped his whole life and look at him...
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/27/09 at 17:43:22
Ive been getting stoned this week and playing video games. Its been quite a while for me and man....I forgot how much fun that was. Things just click.

Im still playing all the same shit I have been. Still loving Fuel. Been playing it online and its pretty fucking fun aside from the fact that like most racing games I enjoy, it has a very small online community. Reminds me of TMA or something. For some reason Europeans and Germans love their racing games and make up a majority of the player base I swear. They love talking shit to me online since Im american so I just talk shit right back and then fucking smoke them in every race. Fucking crouts!

Ive still got Red Faction for another week or so, Ghostbusters, and Prototype. Ive just recently, while very stoned, learned to become one with Prototype. When you really learn to play that game and do what you want to do when you want to do it its actually pretty fun. I like using, almost to the point of overusing, the lock-on feature a lot now because I like how if you keep switching targets and whatnot it will keep going into slow mo so you can make these incredible epic looking fight scenes. Its amazing how Ive been playing Prototype for a while but only when stoned did I really learn how to play the game the way its intended.

New Fallout 3 DLC Point Lookout came out this week in case everyone missed that. It hasnt been getting a lot of hype like the other ones and I almost forgot myself. Hope to delve into it tonight. This one looks to be my favorite one so far.

Also rented Fight Night Round 4. I wasnt planning on it for a while but my friend brought it over the other night and left it with me while he went to school so by the end of the night I knew I had to rent it the next day. Best boxing game ever made and one of the best fighting games Ive ever played. Im not particularly good at it but I enjoy the knock down drag out fights. They are a nice change of pace from playing UFC where pretty much every fight never went the distance. Its nice slug it out for 10-12 rounds of serious boxing while having to maintain stamina and other things in the long term. Havent spent a ton of time with the game yet but Ill post more thoughts later.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 06/27/09 at 22:33:10

XIZOR wrote on 06/27/09 at 17:43:22:
Its nice slug it out for 10-12 rounds of serious boxing while having to maintain stamina and other things in the long term.


There's also a stamina bar in UFC, which allows you to never tap out as long as you keep it full, in case you didn't know that.  Ii'll try Fight Night in Philly tomorrow, a friend of mine bought it last week so I'll get to try it out.  I don't think it will surpass UFC IMO though.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/27/09 at 22:46:52
Fight Night is out already? How did I miss that one?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 06/28/09 at 00:01:02
k so I'm getting Castle Crashers and Marvel vs Capcom 2 from Arcade.

anyone else picking up Marvel vs Capcom 2?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 06/28/09 at 04:54:07
I just finished Prototype. I was pretty unimpressed, frankly. I don't like how little control you have a lot of the time, the lock-on system never quite clicked for me, and it's just not very polished.

It had it's moments, and a lot of the powers are pretty cool, but overall I was disappointed with it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 06/28/09 at 15:30:52
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/52070.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/28/09 at 17:54:32

Roket wrote on 06/28/09 at 00:01:02:
k so I'm getting Castle Crashers and Marvel vs Capcom 2 from Arcade.

anyone else picking up Marvel vs Capcom 2?


Yes! Because now I don't have to spend like seven thousand dollars for the Dreamcast version of the game. Nuts to all those collectors out there who jacked the price of the disc up!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 06/29/09 at 14:42:23
I've got castle Crashers. I know quite a few of us do as well.

If you catch me on during the day, I'd be more than happy to play it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 06/30/09 at 21:57:45
You still got Ghostbusters SynthR?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/01/09 at 02:30:55
I never actually tried CC after the patch to fix online crap. That was such an awesome game but I never got a really good online game going (though I'd like to). And wasn't there some DLC for it too?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/01/09 at 04:06:40
Blockbuster reinstated the $1 per day late fee charge so I only had Ghostbusters for a week plus that's when my 360 took a shit. Short answer, no I don't.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/01/09 at 06:55:30
Then you are fucking worthless.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/01/09 at 06:56:21
We established that when Fuel came out.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/01/09 at 07:01:29
Well goddamit. You were the last beacon of hope for me. No one else at TMA will fucking rent or play games with me. Not to mention you were the only person who would rent obscure shit like Fuel or Ghostbusters on 360. Well, fuck it then. I guess 360 amigos no longer ride together. This has been coming for months now, basically since 09 started. I miss the good old days when there werent so many fucking good games on the market and everyone just played the same ol' shit together. Fuck! At least Hellbent invited me to play Halo 3 tonight.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 07/01/09 at 15:04:11
Dammit Xizor. Don't blame it all on me.

Well......fuck it......you can.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/01/09 at 15:43:25
We will ride again my friend. Lets look to the future and find more titles for the amigos! If I find Fuel for rent somewhere I'll still pick it up btw.

So some games that I'll want to play.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
The Warriors: Street Brawl (LOL fucking Streets of Rage ripoff)
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Dirt 2

I can't believe it but there really is nothing coming out. WTF is this shit? Maybe we should look back at some games we might have missed. But Xizor fucking plays every thing, ha. Lets rent Dynasty Warriors and button mash our way to victory.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/01/09 at 17:27:02
Well, I still own Fuel and I dont really see myself trading that one in but who knows. I just dont see the online community lasting very long is the problem, as fun as I think the game is. I guess there will always be those fucking Germans playing it forever and I do pop it in every few days for some good races. I still recommend that game as a buy. Spent well over 70 hours playing that racing game. If you beat every race and get all the achievements theres plenty to do.

I will be getting Turtles in Time day one along with Dirt 2. I just hope Dirt 2 is as fun as Fuel was to me personally but I have no doubt it will be a good game. I liked the first one.

And does Dynasty Warriors have online co-op? I might could drudge through that garbage for a few days if you really wanted to. I got tired of those games after Dynasty Warriors 84.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 07/01/09 at 21:45:45

XIZOR wrote on 07/01/09 at 17:27:02:
And does Dynasty Warriors have online co-op?  


No.


Ill be getting Turtles in Time, Zombie Apocalypse this summer. Those will both rule.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/02/09 at 00:23:49
I, too will be getting Turtles in Time, obviously.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/02/09 at 00:41:39
Well Im gonna go ahead and call Donatello. No one else gets to pick him except me.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/02/09 at 00:55:10

XIZOR wrote on 07/02/09 at 00:41:39:
Well Im gonna go ahead and call Donatello. No one else gets to pick him except me.


I call Leonardo.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 07/02/09 at 07:36:27
I can't wait for Shadow Complex. Anything Metroid-like is pretty much a copy sold to me.

Oh, I finally have Left 4 Dead. I'm sure nobody's playing that anymore, and I wouldn't want to play with any of you anyway because I'm sure you're all just a bunch of twats about not playing with anyone who isn't good at it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by PRS-man on 07/02/09 at 07:40:34
TMNT looks awesome... I'd like to get Red Faction and Prototype. But I'm too lazy to care for mah 360
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by magnum on 07/02/09 at 13:44:44

X-Man wrote on 07/02/09 at 07:36:27:
I can't wait for Shadow Complex. Anything Metroid-like is pretty much a copy sold to me.

Oh, I finally have Left 4 Dead. I'm sure nobody's playing that anymore, and I wouldn't want to play with any of you anyway because I'm sure you're all just a bunch of twats about not playing with anyone who isn't good at it.


I still have it. I don't give a shit if your not good. I'm not that great either.

maybe we can play with Xizor and Synthr so we can frustrate the hell out of them .

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/02/09 at 16:17:25
If you want to play L4D just message me. I haven't played in a while and could care less if we win or lose. I still haven't beaten Death Toll on expert and probably never will.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/02/09 at 18:53:45
Im ALWAYS game for L4D. Me and my crew havent really been playing much at all lately. Kinda taking a break and people are busy but I have to play L4D at least once or twice a week. And I still need Blood Harvest on Expert.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/02/09 at 20:00:09
Speaking of L4D, heres some good news I suppose. An announcement of an announcement.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/100/1000811p1.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by RoaDiE on 07/03/09 at 06:58:50
Announcing that we are going to make an announcement.


Can't say I'm a fan, all it does is make you anxious and upset that you know nothing and there still ain't a release window.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/05/09 at 00:29:24
Turtles in Time old and new version comparison video.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid22881388001?bctid=28387266001

And L4D2 demo coming at some point.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/04/valve-left-4-dead-2-multiplayer-demo-on-its-way/
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/05/09 at 15:13:40
Turtles in Time WHOOOOHAAWW
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/05/09 at 18:33:45
No, its COWABUNGA!!!!!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/06/09 at 00:29:02
So who would like to recommend me a good PC game? I finally have a computer that can run the new games again ... though I'm not quite sure what is out there that would be worth it. Its been quite a while since I've done any PC gaming.

I was talking to a dude who worked at Wal-Mart and found this cool almost Elder Scrolls type of game... though I'll be damned if I can think of the fucking name of it! I know that it had a "2" in the title and I think it started with an "S" ... to fuck if I remember.

I also though of picking up the original three Fallout games. But I guess they are turned based combat. Kinda fagish. Then again they are only 20.00 for all three.

So whats good PC wise?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/06/09 at 00:57:53

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 07/06/09 at 00:29:02:
So who would like to recommend me a good PC game? I finally have a computer that can run the new games again ... though I'm not quite sure what is out there that would be worth it. Its been quite a while since I've done any PC gaming.

I was talking to a dude who worked at Wal-Mart and found this cool almost Elder Scrolls type of game... though I'll be damned if I can think of the fucking name of it! I know that it had a "2" in the title and I think it started with an "S" ... to fuck if I remember.

I also though of picking up the original three Fallout games. But I guess they are turned based combat. Kinda fagish. Then again they are only 20.00 for all three.

So whats good PC wise?


Crysis and Company of Heroes are the last PC exclusive games that I really loved, come to think of it.

StarCraft 2 is supposed to come out this year though, and that'll rule.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/06/09 at 01:20:47
There a new PC game that just came out called Cryostasis thats sounds pretty interesting. One of the only things Ive seen in a long time that looks and sounds interesting on the PC.

Cant go wrong with Crysis 1 or 2 although I havent really played them I can only imagine how amazing they are considering Cryteks original game Far Cry is one of my all time favorite games.

I dont really know what you are into so I cant really suggest much. Not to mention Ive been out of the PC gaming loop for a few years now so all my suggestions would be a few years old.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/06/09 at 02:03:06
More Turtles in Time goodness. 13 minutes of straight gameplay. Cant WAIT for this game!

http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/25409
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by SynthR on 07/06/09 at 05:35:21
What kind of game are you looking for Grindhouse?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 07/06/09 at 12:46:36
Crysis for sure.

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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 07/06/09 at 13:23:09
I just found Uncharted for 10 bucks and I heard through a friend that its one of the PS3 top games. I honeslty do not know why I havevent even tried it yet all this time. But I plan to once I finish with Ghostbusters and Overlord 2.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 07/06/09 at 23:34:11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO2-Eovb8-g

Uncharted was a decent game.  And when it came out a while back, it had a huge WOW factor to it.  I'm hoping U2 has that same WOW factor.  It's also an easy platinum if you are into that sort of thing.

I'm waiting for more L4D 2 news...
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Mr.slam on 07/06/09 at 23:45:36

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 07/06/09 at 00:29:02:
So who would like to recommend me a good PC game? I finally have a computer that can run the new games again ... though I'm not quite sure what is out there that would be worth it. Its been quite a while since I've done any PC gaming.

I was talking to a dude who worked at Wal-Mart and found this cool almost Elder Scrolls type of game... though I'll be damned if I can think of the fucking name of it! I know that it had a "2" in the title and I think it started with an "S" ... to fuck if I remember.

I also though of picking up the original three Fallout games. But I guess they are turned based combat. Kinda fagish. Then again they are only 20.00 for all three.

So whats good PC wise?

I like to mod games for the pc so i would recommend gta sa or carmagedon 2 they have so many options. now if you don't have gta4 or midnight club la I would definintely recommend those.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/07/09 at 00:01:49
Awesome video.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/07/09 at 02:21:02
I didn't play Uncharted until about a year after it's release, and it's pretty good. It's not mindblowingly best game ever good, but it's fun and certainly worth ten bucks.

Since Uncharted 2 is supposed to have MP I may end up getting it if it's good.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/07/09 at 05:53:00
OMG DOUBLE POST

I recently rented InFamous and frankly it blows Prototype out of the water in every conceivable department thus far. My only gripe so far is that it rewards you for sticking with either good or evil, so your in game choices are driven not by the individual moral question but by whatever path you’ve taken you have to stick with. Seems to defeat the purpose of these sort of moral questions.

But the bottom line is that the gameplay is awesome, the atmosphere is great, the missions are fun, it looks awesome, etc. etc. I’m definitely enjoying it.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/07/09 at 08:30:26
Speaking of, I just finished Prototype, FINALLY (been busy with a ton of games), a few minutes ago and I have to say by the end I was pretty sold on it. The main story missions were pretty fun and varied, as compared to the Hulk game where the missions were complete garbage, and the boss fights were pretty epic, especially towards the end. I do like how you can approach the missions however you'd like for the most part. It just gets better and better the more you play it. I do think, and this might sound stupid, that there are TOO many moves in the game. I played through and never really used a lot of them because frankly I cant remember all that shit and utilize it in the spur of the moment. I appreciate the effort and all but I would have preferred more time been put into the game overall.

With all there is to do, including achievements, its a full package. There is even still more to do once youve beaten it. Although I have to say, fuck half the achievements in this game. They are way to time consuming and hard - only for the hardcore. I went for as many as I could but I have already dropped about 25 hours in the game and I just cant play any more. Got to return this game. I did however take the time to get the "Trail of Corpses" achievement which is basically a nod to L4D in which you have to kill 53, 596 infected, which is one more than the L4D achievement Zombie Genocide. As soon as I saw it was in Prototype I knew I had to get it.

Prototype is by no means DA SHIT, but I thought overall it was a fucking good rental and I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. One of the best "super hero" games around.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/08/09 at 20:46:16
Anyone else downloading Battlefield 1943 on XBLA tomorrow?

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/100/1001684p1.html
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/09/09 at 07:32:59

XIZOR wrote on 07/07/09 at 08:30:26:
Speaking of, I just finished Prototype, FINALLY (been busy with a ton of games), a few minutes ago and I have to say by the end I was pretty sold on it. The main story missions were pretty fun and varied, as compared to the Hulk game where the missions were complete garbage, and the boss fights were pretty epic, especially towards the end. I do like how you can approach the missions however you'd like for the most part. It just gets better and better the more you play it. I do think, and this might sound stupid, that there are TOO many moves in the game. I played through and never really used a lot of them because frankly I cant remember all that shit and utilize it in the spur of the moment. I appreciate the effort and all but I would have preferred more time been put into the game overall.

With all there is to do, including achievements, its a full package. There is even still more to do once youve beaten it. Although I have to say, fuck half the achievements in this game. They are way to time consuming and hard - only for the hardcore. I went for as many as I could but I have already dropped about 25 hours in the game and I just cant play any more. Got to return this game. I did however take the time to get the "Trail of Corpses" achievement which is basically a nod to L4D in which you have to kill 53, 596 infected, which is one more than the L4D achievement Zombie Genocide. As soon as I saw it was in Prototype I knew I had to get it.

Prototype is by no means DA SHIT, but I thought overall it was a fucking good rental and I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. One of the best "super hero" games around.


One of my biggest complaints beyond the god awful story and voice acting (whoever wrote the script for that game should be shot) is the loss of control in certain situations. It seems like a lot of the time you are at the mercy of circumstances. There is certainly skill involved, but the player sometimes can't stop what's happening when I think they should be able to. This is due in part to cheap enemies, or too many enemies at once, or enemies that are invulnerable when doing certain things, etc.

Other than that, the overall package was just lackluster to me. The controls were bad (IMO), the gameplay was unfinished (tons of moves, not all of which were practical or even fit on the controller), and stuff that just wasn't fully fleshed out - did you use guns much? The concept was there, machine guns and shit, but I hardly ever used them because they were all but useless.

It just didn't grab me - it was okay, but not memorable. With inFamous, I was just totally sucked in. I can't really put my finger on what it is exactly, but it's just way, way better IMO. I'm still very much enjoying it, though I'm getting tired of some of the cookie-cutter side missions (the evil-specific ones are all awesome though).
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/09/09 at 08:41:30
"but the player sometimes can't stop what's happening when I think they should be able to. This is due in part to cheap enemies, or too many enemies at once, or enemies that are invulnerable when doing certain things, etc."

I totally agree with that. They had that dodge/roll move in the game but that was all but useless in almost any situation and I hated how you had to run away from trouble or fights most times and wait for your health to regenerate. Slowest fucking health regeneration in any game ever. They needed more defensive moves or some way to deal with all the shit they throw at you, especially towards the end of the game when it just gets almost to hectic. I also hated that you couldnt consume humans on the run but you could grab them on the run. Retarded logic there. Basically you had to stop in a safe place if you wanted to consume a human for health and didnt really get much in the process.

And I did use the guns quite a bit, especially towards the end trying to keep distance on some of the stronger enemies. Machine guns not as much but grenade and missile launchers, yes. Once you get used to the lock on feature, which isnt perfect and does take lots of time, you can deal out fairly decent damage on lots of opponents.

I did think there was just way to many moves and no easy way to switch between all the shit on the fly and make any sort of fluid brilliantly strategic fight scenes happen. There was that one move where you had to press X and B at the same time? Seriously? You expect me to do that in the heat of battle?

There are tons of problems and things I didnt like about Prototype. Tons. I could make a huge list in fact, but overall as a rental I thought it was pretty fucking solid and ended up enjoying it a lot. The saving grace, to me, was that the missions werent boring or repetitive which I totally expected and you could improvise and approach them however you want. Im sure inFamous is leaps and bounds beyond Prototype only I dont have a PS3 yet.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 07/09/09 at 13:44:18
*** sorta spoiler moment ****

Here is a big retarded P7 moment and very late. My brother and I just finished playing Dead Space on his X360. He told me that If the first letter of each chapter title is spelled out, they read "NICOLE IS DEAD". I had no idea lol

Thats pretty cool, being the end of the game.....uhh well i dont want to spoil it for the ones who havent touched this awesome game yet.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/10/09 at 00:40:12

XIZOR wrote on 07/09/09 at 08:41:30:
And I did use the guns quite a bit, especially towards the end trying to keep distance on some of the stronger enemies. Machine guns not as much but grenade and missile launchers, yes. Once you get used to the lock on feature, which isnt perfect and does take lots of time, you can deal out fairly decent damage on lots of opponents.


Yeah, I used the explosive weapons too, but I was more referring to the bullet weapons. I guess it was just the MG, I thought there were more for some reason. Though I never got used to the lock on system, I just thought it was terrible.

It wasn't bad (except, again, the script), and for a rental I agree it was cool, but I was going in expecting it to be on par with inFamous which is totally not the case.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/10/09 at 03:21:21
I just want to go ahead and continue to suggest everyone get Battlefield 1943 on XBLA. 1200 points, or 15 bucks basically. I downloaded it earlier today and apparently they were having problems with the servers because they didnt anticipate that so many people would download and play it online so they didnt have enough servers up to support the game online. Stupid as that is, and it pissed me off, I was finally able to get some games going a couple hours ago as theyve been frantically trying to get more servers up all day, and I have to say already that this is one of the best Arcade games period. Fun, fun, fun. It only comes with 3 maps for now, one more to be unlocked when the online community reaches 42 million kills collectively, again stupid, but its pretty damn fun. Retail quality graphics, gameplay, and features. I could go on and on as Im a big fan of BF in general and especially BF: Bad Company and the frostbite engine which this game is running on, but Ill just say its probably the most fun youll have with an XBLA game and it already has a rather large player base. As apparent by EA's lack of functioning servers right off the bat.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/10/09 at 08:12:24
Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Battlefield 1943 is awesome.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 07/10/09 at 08:18:37
I have been living inside Magic the Gathering the past few days.  Also, I kicked Hellbent's ass and his white deck is a big pussy deck.  Maybe now he'll have enough balls to face me in a rematch.  Play the demo of MtG, the full game is only 10 bucks and its addictive fun.  If you have never tried a collectible card game, at least try the demo, its great.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 07/11/09 at 00:19:59
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-mechwarrior/52619

Holy Fuck!
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/11/09 at 00:45:13

wrote on 07/11/09 at 00:19:59:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-mechwarrior/52619

Holy Fuck!


Oh, so awesome. It could be hit or miss based on the unknown developers but it looks fucking sweet. Anybody know what systems it'll be on?
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 01:10:05
PC and 360 only as of right now according to all the things Ive read.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by NightShade on 07/11/09 at 01:18:57

XIZOR wrote on 07/11/09 at 01:10:05:
PC and 360 only as of right now according to all the things Ive read.


Cool - I was afraid it'd be PC only and I'd have to upgrade again.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Roket on 07/11/09 at 01:53:18
Castle Crashers!!!!! I Love this game!

I might get Magic the Gathering someday.. do they make updates and shit for the new boosters and expansions coming out? I don't want to get it and play and outdated game.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by Pse7en on 07/11/09 at 03:19:31

NightShade wrote on 07/11/09 at 00:45:13:

wrote on 07/11/09 at 00:19:59:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/debut-trailer-mechwarrior/52619

Holy Fuck!


Oh, so awesome. It could be hit or miss based on the unknown developers but it looks fucking sweet. Anybody know what systems it'll be on?



PC and X360. No PS3 for now. Maybe thatll change
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 08:38:17
You motherfuckers need to get BF 1943 and roll with me and my boy and see what its like to dominate an online shooter. Im going to continue to push this so just get used to it. Ill just say this. The game has one of the best online features of any online shooter Ive ever played. 12 vs 12 and it takes my favorite feature from Bad Company to the next level. Not only can you make a squad of 4 people, of your choice, who talk directly to each other and spawn together, but this game has upped the anty by letting you spawn with whoever you want to within your squad. So basically, when me and my friend play when either one of us die when can select each other and spawn together non-stop. What this means is that we are guaranteed to play side by side the entire time we play. If one of us dies we just spawn right back with each other within 10 seconds or less. This insures that you are always playing with who you want to and doing what you want to. Best feature in a game EVER. This feature should be mandatory in every online game from now on. This game is balanced as hell, fun as hell, and epic in every way. Even this XBLA BF game destroys every CoD or military shooter on the 360 and PS3. Get it now or be a fucking idiot.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 07/11/09 at 12:24:59
So you're saying it took the squad spawn from Killzone 2?  Killzone 2 still stomps it to the ground more than that +15 female elf booster card I was jerking it to earlier.  You fucking spammer.  No one wants to play your shitty game.   ;D
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 13:13:05
Im saying you suck at games thats why you prefer the PS3. You claim all shooters are "point and click" but you obviously cant even do that cause you suck at Halo. If its just point and click why did you constantly die when you played on my team. "Point and click"?, more like "take bullets to face and die".

Also squad spawn was around before KZ2, last current game to implement it was BF: Bad Company, but since you dont play in the big leagues and just consider yourself a console shooter master because you can somehow make your shitty PS3 controller analog sticks drift over the anatomy of an enemy and make bullets hit it in KZ2 that you are some console FPS guru when in fact you spend your time laying down virtual cards in an online LoTR wanna-be gayfest. Whats next? You gonna tell me how awesome the Conduit is on the Wii?

I understand that adult games dont have lag, glitching, and shitty net-code like your Gears of War 2 but you are going to have to grow up someday. You cant be a Toy-R-Us bitch forever. Like that famous guy said "I once was a chlid, but then I had to put away childish things like the PS3 to become a man" or something like that.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 07/11/09 at 14:01:39
I suck at games, which is EXACTLY why I prefer the better built, better spec'd, and better exclusive (IMO) console, you are absolutely correct.

As for why I may have died so many times in Halo 3 that night, here are some reasons...

1. I never played Xbox 360...besides a few minutes at a display.
2. I never played Halo 3.
3. Everyone that plays Halo 3 probably has since 2006.
4. Telling me to hit X and I hit A because that's where X is.
5. Not knowing any buttons, weapons, or tactics of Halo 3 before playing online, including jumping which seems to jump 3x the size of the actual characters.

I could probably list more but I just remembered I'm talking about Halo.  And other than Halo 3, I can honestly say I've never repeatedly lost to ANYONE here at ANY game.  And if you gave me Halo 3 for a week, and I could SOMEHOW play it more than 15 minutes without wanting to stab myself then I could probably beat you in that too.  

As far as skill in shooters.  There isn't much skill, it's point and click, like I said earlier.  I played KZ2 online for a week, got General rank and top 3% in the world trophy and I pretty much had it unless I'm playing with TMA or RL friends.  Shooters can't get any better then they already are.  The only thing that could get better are the graphics, which are hugely overrated, and IMO a waste of coding time.  Making huge graphic games adds 1-4 years of development time, and I'd much rather play an actually mentally stimulating strategy game (MtG for ex) then CoD 4, Gears 2, Halo 3, and 1943 any day of the week.  If I do play a shooter, it's only for an hour or so with a friend.  The glass ceiling for FPS was hit when Doom hit the shelves.

I only give KZ2 so much credit due to it actually trying to bring new things to the table.  Steady controller when sniping, etc.  And I never liked Gears 2 netcode.  I just said Gears 2 > the rest of the exclusive library, IMO.  The netcode is BS, but we all knew that since Day 1.  Microsoft has never been one to polish things before release.  Never.  They still haven't even fixed Vista or RRoD.  Hell, Windows XP still fucks itself over.  If Gears 2 was a Sony exclusive Sony wouldn't have allowed that shit to happen.  But we can't all live in Xizor's little fantasy world, I guess.

EDIT - 200th post, bitches.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by -SCoLD- on 07/11/09 at 16:55:19
Double Penetrating Post.

I read the summary of 1943 and it says something along the lines of "choose your path, either a rifleman, the driver of a tank, or a dog fighting ace pilot".  It sounded like Warhawk so I am downloading the demo.  If I like it enough I'll buy it, but you'll have to reimburse me for this one.  See if you had the inferior console, we could have traded MtG and 1943 and been playing together this whole time instead of you being bitter about me playing fun games and you're painful experience of playing a multiplayer game without me killing everyone for you.

Except in Halo 3, I mean.  I have about 4 10-18 year old cousins that can kick my ass in Halo too, but that means jack squat on these grounds!  Even a blind squirrel catches a nut, even a broken clock is right twice a day, and even V-Wing fingered a girl.  So let's not get carried away.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 21:22:20
"As for why I may have died so many times in Halo 3 that night, here are some reasons..."

But its still just "point and click" as you say right? Something thats been around and hasnt gotten any different? Apparently the "tactics" you didnt know that day in Halo are the same in every shooter as they are all the same right? So you should know them already right? Your excuses are pathetic.

"As far as skill in shooters.  There isn't much skill"

If there isnt any skill involved then why are shooters the preferred genre of hardcore gamers? If Halo isnt awesome and skillful then why is it the most played console game online? I dare you to rent BF: Bad Company and play it with me for one weekend and then I want you to gaze into my eyes like a passion filled lover and tell me there isnt skill and strategy involved in that game. Its not your typical just spawn and run around a map hoping to see someone to shoot type gameplay like CoD suffers from in my opinion.

As soon as I played Halo one back in the day when it was first released I knew that franchise and that genre were going to be the future for hardcore gamers. I was playing in leagues and tournaments before most people even knew what Halo was. Driving out of town, staying in hotel rooms playing Halo with like-minded people who saw Halo as the greatest thing to happen to console gaming since the PS1 was released. I was playing Halo before there was even on online MP function or even XBox Live and the community found ways to make it playable online. And now look where we are. Its 2009 and Halo is probably the most popular franchise and online game right up there with Mario Master Chief now sits as an icon.

"And other than Halo 3, I can honestly say I've never repeatedly lost to ANYONE here at ANY game."

Aside from any and every FPS game out there. And you havent really played me at jack shit son! I could probably even own you at your precious Gears 2.

"The glass ceiling for FPS was hit when Doom hit the shelves."

More like you hit the glass ceiling in skill back when Doom hit the shelves. Also clumping all shooters together isnt exactly accurate or fair. Just fess up that you suck at shooters and thats why you dont like them because there really is no reason other than that not to play them. That statement is honestly the most ignorant thing youve ever said in my opinion. Shooters are the genre thats pioneering console gaming in all aspects right now -- graphic, AI, physics, and gameplay wise -- and has been since Halo 1 was released back on 2001. Or if you wont to go even further back, SOCOM the very first online console game from Sony.

Why do you think every game tries to copy Halo and CoD now? Why do you think so many shooters are being released these days? Im pretty sure if no one was coming up with new ways to play them the genre wouldnt be thriving like it is right now. There is just as much "strategy and skill" involved in playing most shooters as your MtG or any other game. Yes you "point" your gun at people and yes you "click" the trigger button to shoot them but thats what a shooter is right? You shoot people. But Im pretty sure if all shooters were just people running around randomly just pointing at each other and pulling the right trigger no one would play that shit and any online shooter or shooter with a shitty tacked on MP dies pretty quickly these days.

And dont talk about how you achieved this and that at KZ2 and how that somehow makes you a FPS pro. I dont recall seeing any local or professional leagues or tournaments like MLG just to name one, centered around KZ2 or any other PS3 shooter or game for that matter. The pros play Halo 3 bottom line. On top of that the preferred platform for "professional" gaming is the 360 in ALL genres and even games or shooters that are mulit-platform sell far more on the 360. Games like CoD.

Btw, if you get BF 1943, that is if you like it, I will download MtG in return hows that? I love you.
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Title: Re: Earwig Infestation 2.0
Post by XIZOR on 07/12/09 at 06:44:37
Good/bad news for me. I borrowed my bros PS3 indefinitely (probably for a while honestly) so I am CURRENTLY IN POSSESSION OF A PS3! I was really excited to be able to finally sit down for some quality time with the PS3 but the bad news is my bro doesnt even have an HDMI cable because apparently the PS3 doesnt come with one? WTF is that shit about? The PS3 is a fucking Blu Ray player and HD next gen game machine but doesnt come equipped for that? Maybe Ive just heard wro