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2121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 03:32:23 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on May 11, 2007, 03:27:36 PM

Quote from: disarm on May 11, 2007, 02:47:16 PM

Quote from: Farscry on May 11, 2007, 01:48:05 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on May 11, 2007, 12:58:49 PM

The amount of data that you can make available in the HUD (which is easily brought up and removed during the race) is wonderful.  You can see the various forces on your car as you turn, which tires are getting the most wear, current damage to your vehicle, etc.  There were at least five different screens of realtime data to page through....all while you are driving.  I liked GT3, but I found some of their simplifications (and the invicible cars) to be a little annoying.  Forza 2 looks to offer me the simulation that I've been wanting for some time. 

Did I mention I think the dynamic driving line is really cool?

Man, that's fantastic info on the HUD there! I had no idea it was that comprehensive!


if you want to see just how much is going on under the hood, run a race and watch the replay afterward with telemetry turned visible.  like Dreamshadow said, there are five screens of data available in real time...watch it all fluctuate at full speed, or slow down the playback and take in the minute details.  the amount of information is staggering...tire temps, friction ratings, G forces, suspension response/travel, camber variations, engine output...it's all there in more detail than you could imagine.  while the racing style of Forza isn't quite my cup of tea, i can appreciate the amount of work put into the game to make it realistic...very cool.

LOL, that's the same thing I did last night. The Telemetry seemed like it was more for after the race to evaluate your performance. What would be cool is if your pit crew used this info and relayed it to you and set your car up based on your racing style.


So the telemetry info is just that, info? You can't do anything with it during pits?
2122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 11, 2007, 12:37:54 PM
The save game in this title is so frustrating. There is one mission where you're in a sewer network going after some boss lizard. It is a very long mission with, for me anyway, an extremely tough boss fight at the end. Guess what? No save at all through the whole thing. I'd been on this one mission for over a hour trying to finish the boss off...I had to go, you know that annoying thing called "real life"....Well I lost all that gaming time working my way to this boss because of the no save feature whilst in a mission.
How flippin frustrating is that?

Man, some developers must have sadistic tendancies, that or they have all the time in the world to game and think everyone else does too. icon_mad
2123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 01:18:47 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 11, 2007, 12:16:18 AM

I can't believe they didn't include a single classic muscle car.  Bastards. 

The demo played fine and was very reminiscent of the first Forza, as could be expected I guess.  I think the jaggies mostly went away during the replays. 

I am also begrudgingly allowing myself to come to the conclusion that, like Misguided, this is just not my type of racing game.  It's just a bit too sterile for me.  I enjoy the visceral thrills of rally and such.  I will now be trasferring my excitement to DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage.  And of course PGR4 and Burnout Paradise whenever they arrive. 

Same...........

I was hoping I would love the demo I so want a new 360 game to take up some of my gaming time.......Maybe next month.
2124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 10, 2007, 07:56:47 PM
Ok, I didn't think I'd be able to get this with just a silver account. Nice surprise.

Not having played any racing games on a console system before I really don't have a point of reference as to whether this is good for a console racer or not.
It seems ok, but I'm not wow'ed by it. I'm running it on a 27inch HDTV at 1080i and some graphics are good and others look a bit plasticky....
I imagine it would be much more realistic with a wheel-pedal setup but I find the controller a bit cumbersome.IE changing views looking back using the "look-around" function.

I'm really curious as to how more experienced console-racers fans find this demo.
2125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 10, 2007, 02:26:25 PM

Quote from: Misguided on May 10, 2007, 01:10:48 PM

Short version: I don't like this style of racing, so keep that in mind.

The sim-heads are going to love this. With all the aids turned on, it feels a bit like PGR. Turn off the traction, stability, and abs, and it's a whole different story, and I didn't even try the R2 class.

Again, I don't like this kind of racing (I prefer Rally) but I LOVE the way they implemented the racing line. It's dynamic, showing you whether you should accelerate or brake, and it changes on the fly as your speed changes.

Do NOT expect the game to look like some of the vids we've seen recently. They have to have been using post-processing or AA isn't implemented in the demo or something, but there are jaggies-a-plenty in the demo.

Having said that, I did a few quick races and it was silky smooth. No hiccups or stutters at all.

I'm really not qualified here, but AI seemed alright to me at a glance. driver's didn't seem overly aggressive, but they will send you flying off the track if you cut them off too hard.

Sounds are independently configurable for tires, engines, collisions, music, other cars, etc,...nice.
HUD has nice customizability too.

No in-car view, but there is a hood cam, and a bumper cam plus a couple of chases.

No in car view? Wha? So you don't get to sit behind the wheel with the same view you'd have in real life? Thats just weird.
How does it handle with the stock 360 controller? I wont buy a wheel and peddles for a game so I know I'm limiting myself somewhat.
2126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Fallout 3 on X-box 360? on: May 09, 2007, 10:21:07 PM
Does anyone have any knowledge of whats being said concerning a console version of FO-3?
2127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect inches closer to launch on: May 09, 2007, 04:15:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 09, 2007, 04:12:27 PM

That video is incredible.

There is no way this game is going to be as good as it looks. It's unpossible.

Good Heavens I wish it would come out.

Could this be the game that makes me well and truley glad I bought a 360 and a HDTV to play it on? Lets hope so.
Oh, and Forza-2 could be a system maker for me as well....All the rest I've played just haven't grabbed me yet.
2128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 08, 2007, 12:02:09 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 07, 2007, 11:52:30 PM

Quote
Colour me pissed off.

frown

I don't like feeling like I steered you the wrong direction....

Absolutely not. I understand different strokes for different folks. Just not my bag.
2129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 08, 2007, 12:01:31 AM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on May 07, 2007, 11:58:32 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 07, 2007, 11:25:18 PM

This is another 360 purchase that will collect dust until I can't stand it anymore and I sell the system and all the bricks of games I have.

Colour me pissed off.
If you are so pissed off, and have a collection of bricks, why dont you rent before you buy?

Yep, you're right.

Live and learn.
2130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 07, 2007, 11:25:18 PM
I thought I was going to like this game......Its just a ball of frustration to me now. I can't stand all the timed stuff...It ruins the game for me.
Swinging around trying to stay close to a car over and over again is not fun to me. Even taking a stinking picture of two thugs talking is timed. I don't mean 2 minute timed, more like 15 seconds.

This is another 360 purchase that will collect dust until I can't stand it anymore and I sell the system and all the bricks of games I have.

Colour me pissed off.
2131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 5-7-2007 on: May 07, 2007, 01:22:15 PM
Spidey 3 on teh 360......WoW PvP............Live Arcade with wife...mini-golf game..
2132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 06, 2007, 08:58:41 PM
One of my dislikes of this game after a couple of days with it is the timed stuff. I hate that in any game, but especially in this one.
Its pretty shallow fun, and I don't think I was expecting more..Maybe thats why I'm not so disappointed with it. I still think it looks fine at 1080p...

But sad to say I don't think I'll be playing it for any substantial period of time.
2133  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: World of Starcraft... on: May 06, 2007, 09:53:06 AM
Ah your lack of "World" in your topic title threw me off...
2134  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / World of Starcraft... on: May 06, 2007, 01:18:58 AM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=163207
2135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN-2 Lost cd-key. on: May 05, 2007, 10:59:43 PM
Still waiting for Atari to send me a new key. I hope they do soon.
2136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 04, 2007, 09:16:29 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 04, 2007, 07:35:05 PM

1080p only works via VGA.

To change this, go to system tab, and select video, and then screen IIRC.

Found it thanks. I dont mind the graphics at all. For sure they aren't super-cutting edge...But very passable.
I'm unlocking skills like a madman...I can now run on walls, sling a web straight up on the ceiling, and some other un-lockable skills...

Question: Is the main(Movie)story-line just followed but doing the Missions from the map? Any order?
2137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 04, 2007, 07:23:17 PM
I can't remember how to change my resolution on the TV with the 360. I'm in 720p now, want to try 1080p...How do I do that again?
Thanks.

Oh, and really enjoying the game so far.
2138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: spider-man 3 reviews? on: May 04, 2007, 10:15:12 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2007, 07:40:15 AM

Quote from: Mattc0m on May 04, 2007, 04:20:17 AM

KD did an excellent job on writing the reviews, you should definitely just check them out once they go live.
 thumbsup

hopefully they'll be up before it's too late  icon_wink

Wait, what are you trying to say? No really tell me...what do you know?...come on don't let me buy this if its a stinker...
tell me, I need to know, gimme, gimme, I need, I need....
2139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: spider-man 3 reviews? on: May 03, 2007, 02:26:36 PM
How do these games play? Shooter type?
2140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN-2 Lost cd-key. on: May 02, 2007, 01:49:40 PM
Atari had a FAQ about what to do if you lose a cd-key. So I sent them an e-mail telling them of my situation.
Could take up to a week to get any kind of a reply.
Thanks for the info about amazon.

2141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NWN-2 Lost cd-key. on: May 01, 2007, 08:29:27 PM
Check my account at bioware...Never registered NWN2. Threw the manual out with the box..doh, doh, and double doh.

S.O.L. 

Thanks anyway.
2142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / NWN-2 Lost cd-key. on: May 01, 2007, 03:26:29 PM
Reader's Digest version: Bought NWN-2......played it for a bit but it ran terrible. Uninstalled it. tick, tick, tick...cleaning out my stuff I decided to get rid of all my old game boxes. I didn't realize, or had forgotten my cd-key for NWN-2 was on\in the box.

Now I try to install the game to try the new patch and I haven't got the key.

Is there a way to get a key for a retail version?

The above is totally true and free from wares or lies.... nod
2143  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: MMO ....Global Agenda on: May 01, 2007, 02:19:28 PM
I want a Wild West MMORPG...............Factions shmactions...gimme tribes, gimme cavalry, gimme stage-coaches...gimme, gimme, I need, I need............ retard
2144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: April 28, 2007, 02:16:36 PM
Horsepower for the win.  Actually I used to go to Mosport Race Track in Ontario Canada years ago. There was a guy called, Bill Breck. He raced a Mini-Cooper S. Regularly he would beat the field made up of, Cuda's, camaro's, mustangs, etc...Every corner old bill will zoom inside and pick them off like flies.
Great to see this little green-lime green mini tearing up the track.

Anyway, the game looks fabulous. I will be getting this.

Thanks for the link.

2145  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: April 24, 2007, 09:01:28 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 24, 2007, 07:33:50 PM

Beta'd it..wont be buying it. Its simply ok for what it is. Its nowhere near being as fun as WoW was. Its same old same old formula does'nt excite me. I guess Ive been playing MMOs far too long now. It feels like Ive played it all before. Probably have. Theres nothing hugely wrong with LotRO. Many will just love it for the setting alone. For a while it kept my interest. but after 2 month of beta I could not stand to log in any more.

Then again Im a sci-fi nut and have yet to have a great MMO made for me.

Basically my sentiments as well. I wanted so bad for Lotro to be my next MMORPG. Also for me it felt life-less. I'm not sure why because all the same componants are there as in WoW or other well done MMORPG's. I'm glad some are finding it fresh and fun. I didn't find it either.
2146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect inches closer to launch on: April 24, 2007, 05:39:53 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 24, 2007, 05:17:53 AM

the darkness,stranglehold,blue dragon,too human,forza 2,mass effect...are all dead certs for me...while things like the movie tie-ins,pirates 3,spidey 3 and the like are all...'prolly pick up'...still mass effects 'rumoured' june/july release date was still preffered as it fitted in nicely...now we have blue dragon,halo3,GTA4 and mass effect all coming out in 3 months.....anyone know what has happened to lost odyssey and alan wake?,....as these are two titles i am waiting for as well

Holy list of games Batman..............You guys know your up and coming games, I'm impressed.
Still struggling to find a 360 game to play and really get into..
2147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looking for X-box games for 360.. on: April 23, 2007, 01:28:09 PM

Quote from: HankRaptor on April 23, 2007, 12:39:50 PM

Psychonauts.

Then Pick Up...

Oddworld Strangers Wrath.

You will then be WHOLE.

What a couple of strange looking games.. Thanks for the suggestions.
2148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looking for X-box games for 360.. on: April 22, 2007, 01:53:45 PM
Great, gives me something to chew on, thanks.
2149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: April 22, 2007, 01:07:49 AM
Are console racing games competitively playabe with just the standard 360 controller?
I can't justify buying a wheel for one game.
2150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Looking for X-box games for 360.. on: April 21, 2007, 03:18:10 PM
Thanks...

Any suggestions from that list for a non-shooter type gamer?

I loved the Kotor's.
I like a good RPG
I'm not put off by a well done action title....More story than shooting if possible.

Ty.
2151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Looking for X-box games for 360.. on: April 21, 2007, 02:31:17 PM
Any lists around that show what X-Box games will play on the 360?

Ty.
2152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 20Apr: ATB @ Calvin's House Splitscreening Gears of War Edi on: April 20, 2007, 04:58:16 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on April 20, 2007, 04:55:45 PM

That kind of thing is why I don't have Wii.  I'd probably play it a bunch for a week or two... and then wouldn't touch it again for months.  Much like my gamecube which has spnet more time at other people's houses than in mine.

I've always known I'm a die-hard PC guy. But man, the forum effect on console gaming is strong. I think I would have been better served just up-grading my PC...which needs it badly I might add..

Oh well, live and learn as the Greek's use to say...........  icon_confused
2153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 20Apr: ATB @ Calvin's House Splitscreening Gears of War Edition on: April 20, 2007, 04:49:28 PM
Sounds like you guys luv your console gaming. Its been 6 weeks or so since I got my first console(360) and to tell the truth I haven't touched it in over a week. I think for me its the selection of games that are available. I don't really like online play other than MMORPG's so that knocks a chunk of the fun-factor off.

And 360 seems to be shooter intensive on the title selection. I have no desire for some of the more, umm how should I put this, cutesy games...IE: Viva Pinata, etc...

I bought a 27 HD TV just for the box and purchased a few games I read were good...Can't help feeling I made a bad choice.
I am fairly excited about Assasin's Creed, and Mass Effect...but other than that......meh...

I'm waitting for my wife to realize I'm not playing the thing. Man, do I have some splainin to do then... paranoid
2154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Elite Trade-Ups -- What Do I Need To Know? on: April 19, 2007, 05:53:26 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 19, 2007, 01:38:16 PM

Quote from: Arkon on April 19, 2007, 01:33:59 PM

Quote from: Arclight on April 19, 2007, 01:18:16 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 19, 2007, 11:55:46 AM

Quote from: Arclight on April 19, 2007, 11:13:46 AM

To the left, to the left.....everything I own in a box to the left...its my white box don't need no other...
you're irreplaceable.............................. nod paranoid
Quoting dreamgirls or whatever that movie was is immediate forfeiture of man card...sorry sir frown

Wow. you don't know Beyonce when you read it? I'm somewhat surprised and saddened at the same time...please go watch the video and get some testosterone flowing through your seemingly dead bones.. nod

Sorry but Beyonce won't get testosterone flowing for me, she is a big turn off to me.
I think beyonce is disugsting and her music is drivel (and her latest single is blatant copyright infringement and she is going to get her ass sued into the stone age), but I do find some wierd women hot so I can't be too hard on Arc.

You guys are weird.....No really...........But because you like gaming, I'll make concessions.... icon_wink
2155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Elite Trade-Ups -- What Do I Need To Know? on: April 19, 2007, 01:18:16 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 19, 2007, 11:55:46 AM

Quote from: Arclight on April 19, 2007, 11:13:46 AM

To the left, to the left.....everything I own in a box to the left...its my white box don't need no other...
you're irreplaceable.............................. nod paranoid
Quoting dreamgirls or whatever that movie was is immediate forfeiture of man card...sorry sir frown

Wow. you don't know Beyonce when you read it? I'm somewhat surprised and saddened at the same time...please go watch the video and get some testosterone flowing through your seemingly dead bones.. nod
2156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 Elite Trade-Ups -- What Do I Need To Know? on: April 19, 2007, 11:13:46 AM
To the left, to the left.....everything I own in a box to the left...its my white box don't need no other...
you're irreplaceable.............................. nod paranoid
2157  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PTR Patch Notes 2.1.0 for WoW on: April 16, 2007, 08:54:15 PM
This is the problem of having a PvP system built around a PvE centric game. The only "true" balancing can only come by giving each character a twin. One can only play in PvP thus having certain skills and abilities..The other can only play PvE...etc..

How else can you have balance when the two parts of your game you're trying to achieve perfect chi with are diametrically opposed to each other?
2158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: April 16, 2007, 04:11:01 PM
Played the beta, me no likey.....I know MMORPG's basically follow the same path...But LoTRO is too much like WoW for me to want to start subscribing to it.

And I've said it before its not because I don't absolutely love Tolkien and his works. I can list things that I liked and didn't like but in the end it just didn't have that certain something that makes you want to keep logging in...or, you find yourself thinking about it while doing stuff in real life.

Yawn, plain, lifeless, dull, are all words I would use to describe how I felt about the actually in-game world of LoTRO.

2159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PTR Patch Notes 2.1.0 for WoW on: April 16, 2007, 01:17:13 PM

Quote from: Calvin on April 16, 2007, 11:22:40 AM

Man I only read like half of one page and thats a lot of changes. Gotta keep reading to see if Rogues are back to where I want. For some reason I want to play again after I finish contracting this summer (please tell me not to!)

Dont do it..........Easy not to start a bad habit than quit one....... nod

Did that help?
2160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO on: April 09, 2007, 01:11:10 PM
Great shots. I too was taken in by the beauty of this game. Too bad for me the game-play just didn't float my boat.
I need game-play after the initial wow wears off.
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