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13121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Replaying Previous Games To Get Ready for the Sequel? on: May 06, 2008, 03:12:31 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 05, 2008, 03:39:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 05, 2008, 03:19:01 PM

With Mafia II on the way, I remembered that I had never actually finished Mafia.  So I installed it, dug up my save file and found I only had three missions left.  Now I'm part way through the last mission.

Depending on how long it has been since you played the rest of it, I'm not sure the ending is going to have the impact on you that it should.

And, of course, that's the big problem.  Something in my brain is not wired right, and I feel like I have to savor a game instead of finishing it.  Other times, other games get in the way, or I get burned out playing something through straight.

I have a pretty good memory of the events in Mafia, though, so hopefully it'll stick.
13122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/5) on: May 05, 2008, 03:20:51 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 05, 2008, 01:59:40 PM

Crosswords and Boom Blox.  There has been a great deal of positive word on Boom Blox (btw, this is the correct way to spell this game), so I am very excited for it.  Also will be getting the Rock Band DLC.

Same for me, but not the DLC. 

I'm hoping I get to see Boom Blox reviews before I buy it, though.  And one more Crosswords review would be nice, too.
13123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Replaying Previous Games To Get Ready for the Sequel? on: May 05, 2008, 03:19:01 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 05, 2008, 11:33:49 AM

Ninja Gaiden II hits next month. It's predecessor was my favorite game on the XB1 platform and thus I am very much anticipating it.

I haven't checked the BC lists, but if it is on there, I'm considering replaying it again to get ready and to get my reflexes sharp for what I'm sure will also be a most challenging gaming experience.

A thread was started about completing MGS 1-3 prior to MGS4.  I am working through Fallout right now and will eventually play through Fallout 2 prior to the release of Fallout 3.

I might possibly play through Mafia again before Mafia 2 hits.

Do lots of people revisit the previous games in the series to prepare for a new release- or do you just do it for your favorite series?

For me it depends on whether I remember the story as a replay serves as a great refresher and helps to set the mood for the new release. But in many cases, the sequels are for games from SO long ago, it's hard to even remember the content beyond "I remember that game being amazing".

When do you give a game or series with a sequel coming out a replay?

Like CeeKay, I'll ramp up playing the previous game before the sequel comes out.  The worst example is one on your list, ATB.  With Mafia II on the way, I remembered that I had never actually finished Mafia.  So I installed it, dug up my save file and found I only had three missions left.  Now I'm part way through the last mission.

With NGII, I recently bought the PS3 version, having bought both NG and NG:Black (but only hit level 4 on any of them).  I would have finished Black on the 360, if I'd been allowed to move my saves, but I didn't feel like playing through those same missions a third time.  But when I got the PS3, enough time had passed, and I wanted to be ready for the sequel.  I'm only at the third level, though, and GTA IV is taking all my time, so I'm not convinced I'll get through it in time.  However, I'm on the last mission of the DS game, so that counts for something.
13124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Movies on your PS3 (DVD) on: May 04, 2008, 03:31:02 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2008, 12:43:35 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on May 03, 2008, 06:23:58 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 03, 2008, 05:25:29 PM

Barnes and Noble just had a 2 for 1 Blu Ray sale (actually 3 for 2, IIRC).  It might even be wrapping up this weekend.

Ok, I found that sale on their site, but what did you mean by "3 for 2"?

And btw, the starting prices on most of their movies are so high, it's not really much of a sale (as far as I can tell).

you get 3 DVD's for the price of 2.  The only bad part about B&N is they're prices are pretty much the MSRP unless you get their membership card, and even then they seem kinda high.

I never buy music or movies at B&N unless they have a sale, but they have some absolutely incredible sales at times.  I tend to go through intense buying sprees at those times.
13125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami Wii on: May 04, 2008, 03:27:23 PM
I kept playing and am still enjoying it (though I'm on a GTA break).  The sword slash is not a problem for me anymore.  I miss maybe one in ten times, probably even less.  Drawing bloom circles is a bit of a pain, but it's not usually in a time sensitive situation (except for that one mission mentioned earlier).  I do intend to finish it.  It's a very charming game.  The controls are not as great as I was expecting, is all.  They can be frustrating and have a bigger learning curve than I was expecting (just figuring out what the game will read), but they certainly are manageable and seem to get easier with time.
13126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Movies on your PS3 (DVD) on: May 03, 2008, 05:25:29 PM
Barnes and Noble just had a 2 for 1 Blu Ray sale (actually 3 for 2, IIRC).  It might even be wrapping up this weekend.
13127  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Origin just shot up to the "A" list. on: May 03, 2008, 05:24:21 PM

Quote from: warning on May 03, 2008, 05:03:06 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 03, 2008, 02:19:00 AM

Quote from: Canuck on May 03, 2008, 02:07:35 AM

Are FEAR and SHOGO made by the same people?

Yep.  Monolith Productions.  Who also did the awesome No One Lives Forever, Tron 2.0, and AvP2. 

And Blood which was very dark and gritty.  They could make a proper sequel to that (not the crappy Blood 2) and generate lots of controversy and sales.

I'd love a new Blood.  Frankly, NOLF is one of my all time favorite series.  Hugely underrated.  At least we got two of them.
13128  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 03, 2008, 12:22:38 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 02, 2008, 11:03:22 PM

i had some trouble with a certain woman,who you meet....it said in the guide she was somewhere completely different,vut when going off the screenshots i finally found her near the amusement park

i just did one i have been having a lot of trouble with,sara part 2....she wasnt hard to find,but where she was meant to be pier 45,i couldnt find for the life of me.....got it done now

i am also replying to bruces emails about stealing vehicles for him as i want to unlock his prezzie

I'm surprised at the lack of prezzies this go 'round, honestly.  The pigeons are the only big unlock that I can find from hunting things down.  There's no bonus health or armor unlock that I can see.

The game seems more streamlined, which is not a bad thing by any means, but that was an aspect I truly enjoyed (when it wasn't mind-numbingly impossible, like the ambulance missions in the original GTA III).
13129  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Project Origin just shot up to the "A" list. on: May 02, 2008, 10:33:17 PM
I'm done with scary little girls, especially atonal lullaby singing ones.  That's one of the deadest cliches going at this point.

The mech stuff looked cool to me, but I really wish they were going to do SHOGO instead of more FEAR (whatever they're calling it).  But they'd have to make it less gritty if they did.
13130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 10:28:06 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 02, 2008, 09:00:46 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 02, 2008, 05:06:31 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 02, 2008, 04:49:03 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 04:42:39 PM

I saw a random marker on my minimap yesterday and stopped and it triggered a cut scene with the pedestrian that ended up wiht me getting $100 for nothing.


thats the random characters,they are dotted about,i have been trying to find others,i have done about 8-10 little missions for them,they range from taking the random character home or taking out thugs for them...that guy who gave you the $100 is called Brian,he has two more little missions for you if and when you find him again(he will be in a different place next time...near comrades i think is where he will be now,near the cop shop..near your save house) ..i have just done a mission for Badman who was sitting on a bench in east city

they only turn up however,after you have done certain missions,and i think the marker is only there on the map if you are close by...one girl,sara i think only turns up in suffolk in the evening(after 9pm)...and also in suffolk is the guy you were on the boat with at the beginning,he has a favour as well for you to do

How do you find out about these kinds of things?  With games this large I stress about missing something (taking a mission that forwards the storyline and eliminates the need to do a previously available mission), and I didn't know about the random stranger missions.  For example, how do you know such details about Sara's availability in Suffolk?  I'm not suggesting that you're stalking Sara per se, but I'm curious how you learned so much.  From a game guide, online resources, word of mouth?  Obsessed video gamers need to know!

I worry that if I don't travel close enough to these random characters I'll never experience the level of depth this game offers.   


bradygames guide

thing is i bought the guide with the game,and i said i would only use it when i got stuck...well,i got stuck on a mission and looked my mission up,and there i saw i was missing all these side quests(about 8 random people passed me by,and a few side quests for my phome contacts) ...so,thats what i have been using the guide for up to now,if i hadnt of looked in there they would of passed me by

if i look up a misison it usually either tells me what i already know,or tells me the obvious,like kill the bad guys...i am not that far into the game that things have got complicated yet,but i have spent about 2-3 hrs looking up these random characters..the guide isnt very specific....suffolk isn't just a street,so i had to keep my eyes peeled..and some characters,like Brian,have 3 parts

EDIT:these random characters,.look like they continue right through the game

I also think the random characters appear in their spots randomly. 

I'm also using the guide, mostly for pigeons and mission order.  Consequently, I didn't want to move on until I'd finished with Brian, but I drove by the second spot where he was supposed to appear a bunch of times at completely different times of day and didn't find him.  Eventually he just did pop up.  Same thing happened with his third appearance.
13131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 02, 2008, 05:25:06 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 02, 2008, 04:36:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2008, 04:30:24 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 02, 2008, 04:19:31 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 04:17:50 PM

Can you call a cab or do you have to try your luck and whistle one down?

You'll gain the ability to call them as part of the story.

provided they stop like they're supposed to....

Heh, after questioning you guys about it yesterday first thing I do last night when I load my game is call for a car and then just watch as he drove right by me....

Last time that happened to me, Niko said, "How do you not see me standing right here?"
13132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 02, 2008, 05:23:46 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 02, 2008, 04:40:50 PM

I think they just put representative heads up there to show your relative ranking.  That, or only about 30 people in the US own Kart.  smile  I wish there was an option to show your actual numerical ranking vs total players, though.  As far as I can tell, you can only see the top 10 friends, and the regional/worldwide champions. 

I was assuming the region was my region of the US.  Which of course doesn't make sense.
13133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 05:22:23 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 04:52:24 PM

Quote from: jblank on May 02, 2008, 04:51:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 01, 2008, 07:59:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 01, 2008, 06:59:29 PM

Any favorite radio stations yet?  I've found myself tuning into JNR (Jazz Nation Radio) the most often.  I knew and loved just about all those jazz classics even before the game, and having them play while in a heated GTA mission evokes a very Cowboy Bebop feeling.

See you next time, Space Cowboy.

I actually haven't even gotten to the jazz station yet.

The only station I immediately turn off is the hard rock station (though even that one has an okay song or two).  I've been very impressed with the radio in this game.  San Andreas had the worst selection, IMO, but I loved tooling around Vice City with anything blaring.

And for DJ's you've got Iggy Pop, Juliette Lewis, Karl Lagerfeld (!), and a bunch of guys from SNL.

The actress????? She's a DJ in the game?

Yar

She's also in a semi-popular underground band which gives her some rock cred.  Like Karl Lagerfeld.
13134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 02, 2008, 04:31:56 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 02, 2008, 04:27:09 PM

You're top 5 in your region, Bullwinkle?  For serious? You're not measuring that based on the # of heads on the rankings screen, are you? 

I've been pleasantly surprised at how much time I've played (and also somewhat scared).  I've had multiple multi-hour sessions so far.  Between the actual racing, time trials, and battles, there's a lot to do here--certainly more than I anticipated when I picked it up.

Yeah, I probably was.  Sigh.  I thought I sucked.
13135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 02, 2008, 04:30:13 PM

Quote from: The Grue on May 02, 2008, 03:49:49 PM

More GTA comedy, this time from Conan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kgo0VXGixk

I...Love...Springtime!
13136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 02, 2008, 04:27:57 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on May 02, 2008, 04:12:52 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 04:09:51 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on May 02, 2008, 04:08:59 PM

I think I'm blind.  I haven't seen (or at least noticed) a pigeon yet.

I only saw one at night because it was glowing red and I thought it was a secret weapon

same... but I haven't been looking for them... actually I haven't picked up a hidden anything in the game in 10 or so hours of play, I left the pigeon alone because I need to keep track fo the ones I kill when I go for 100%. I guess my eyes aren't very good.

Pigeons are the only hidden things, unless you're talking about health, armor or weapons.  There are no packages.

Honestly, even though the pigeons coo when you get close, there is no way anyone would find them without a guide.  They're way too small and hard to see, even with the glow, and some of them are tucked away in bizarre nooks.
13137  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 02, 2008, 04:23:19 PM

Quote from: depward on May 02, 2008, 04:09:05 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on May 02, 2008, 04:05:19 PM

Quote from: depward on May 02, 2008, 04:01:45 PM

Another question (I know, I know): I tried using my Wavebird and it did indeed work last night.  However, I can't figure what to push while in the air to do tricks.  I know with the wheel you just waggle it about.  But what about a gamecube controller?

The basic procedure is this:

1) Slowly set the Wavebird down
2) Carefully insert a Wiimote into your Wii Wheel
3) Learn to play the game the fun way, you pinko commie Ngage-lover!

Really, the Wheel works very well.  And unless you've got a golden Wheel icon next to your name online, the baby Jeebus cries. 

Hah!  I'll agree - the wheel does work very well.  But the turning doesn't seem as responsive as a controller... I slam into every goomba that crosses my path!

Try the wiimote+'chuck combo.  I think I'm a convert.  Control is very responsive.

I actually played this for more than an hour and a half last night, trying to up my time trial on a track and competing in the new tournament.  I have never, ever spent that much time straight on a Mario Kart game (I only started playing 'em on the Gamecube, though).  I actually did pretty well, too.  Top 5 in my region, anyway.

BTW, the Japanese are kicking ass in the tournament.  USA isn't in the top 10 at all, worldwide!
13138  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kung Fu Panda DEMO on: May 02, 2008, 04:19:36 PM
I tried the Kung Fu Panda demo on XBLM.  It was much better than I was expecting.  Kind of a fighting platformer.  The graphics are surprisingly good for a licensed "kids" game.  And the gameplay is simple, but smooth and kind of fun.  Nothing too innovative, but definitely good for what it is.  If they put enough variety into the levels, this could be a halfway decent title (not confident on that, though).

Still not sure about the movie yet.  The main character's voice is a little too slacker dude for my tastes.  Jack Black from his Cable Guy days.
13139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Dual Shock 3 - rumble not working at all on: May 02, 2008, 03:54:41 PM
Are you sure you didn't just buy another sixaxis?  The packaging looks remarkably similar.
13140  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 02, 2008, 03:53:46 PM

Quote from: Roscoe on May 02, 2008, 02:40:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 02, 2008, 02:32:26 PM

Quote from: Chaz on May 02, 2008, 02:30:17 PM

Is there a place where you can see some kind of rating for how much someone likes you?  So far I've taken her to bowl and play pool and darts, and she's made comment about liking those.

I heard a commercial on the radio for the Ricky Gervais show that night, but I don't know which club it was at, and I'd be surprised if the commercials actually correlated to the available show for that night.

In the stats there's two meters for each person.  How much mission progression and how much they like you.

I think the Michelle one is under the "Player" category in the stats, not with the others like Vlad and Roman.

The stats, in general, aren't well organized, IMO.  I'm constantly forgetting where the girlfriend and pigeon progressions are.

One thing on dating, the ladies like you to mix it up.  For example, Michelle loves Burger Shot, but if you take her too many times to the same one, her love of that place goes down, I think, 5%.  And her love of all other Burger Shots goes down 1%.
13141  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GTA4 impressions thread on: May 01, 2008, 07:59:52 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 01, 2008, 06:59:29 PM

Any favorite radio stations yet?  I've found myself tuning into JNR (Jazz Nation Radio) the most often.  I knew and loved just about all those jazz classics even before the game, and having them play while in a heated GTA mission evokes a very Cowboy Bebop feeling.

See you next time, Space Cowboy.

I actually haven't even gotten to the jazz station yet.

The only station I immediately turn off is the hard rock station (though even that one has an okay song or two).  I've been very impressed with the radio in this game.  San Andreas had the worst selection, IMO, but I loved tooling around Vice City with anything blaring.

And for DJ's you've got Iggy Pop, Juliette Lewis, Karl Lagerfeld (!), and a bunch of guys from SNL.
13142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3/PSP] echochrome on: May 01, 2008, 04:22:03 PM
I loved the idea of this and the style, but I found the mechanics extremely frustrating.  Not in the good way, either, in the bad design way.

I could never line up a hole correctly or a jump.  Honestly, I feel like some key indicators were missing.
13143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 HD Upgrade Question on: May 01, 2008, 04:19:54 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on May 01, 2008, 03:37:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 01, 2008, 01:23:35 PM


You're replacing the existing one. 

Thanks. Anyone have a good link for a tutorial on this?

Sorry about the search button being broken.  icon_wink

Here you go: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,26217.0.html
13144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: May 01, 2008, 04:17:05 PM

Quote from: depward on May 01, 2008, 02:31:27 PM

So how do I go about racing with my Wavebird?  For Brawl, I just turned it on and badda-bing - it was ready to go.  I turn it on during Mario Kart Wii and it doesn't seem to respond... even though it says it's compatible.  Any help?

Try pressing A on the Wavebird when it starts.  You may have to turn off the Wiimote in the menu.

I know when I plugged the 'chuck in, I got a big message about the configuration changing, and I had to push A.
13145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Hints and Tips? on: May 01, 2008, 04:13:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 01, 2008, 01:01:32 PM

If you're having trouble speeding through the turns with the new driving model, I recommend starting of by slowing down far slower than you think you need to be going prior to the turn.  Don't even use the e-brake.  After a few successful fast turns, you'll naturally starting pushing the boundaries more and more until you can take them fast as can be without crashing.  Add in the e-brake once you get used to how the regular gas and brake work.

Also: The gas and brake are on analog triggers for a reason.  It's no longer a choice between flooring the gas pedal or slamming on the brakes.  Most of the time when you brake you don't want to have the brake trigger pressed all the way, and when you accelerate out of a turn you'll usually have better results if you ease it to full throttle rather than slamming it down all the way immediately. 

When you do use the e-brake, use a light tap.  Don't hold the A-Button down (or the smiley face button or whatever the PS3 uses).  That's what's caused all of my spin outs.
13146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dark Void, from the makers of Crimson Skies on: April 30, 2008, 08:25:57 PM
Here's a vid: http://www.gamespot.com/video/943726/6181328/dark-void-official-trailer-1

If I didn't know it was the Crimson Skies guys, I'm not sure I'd be interested.
13147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: April 30, 2008, 08:21:23 PM
My daughter and I tried the W+N combo. 

She still came in 12th, but she was far less spastic about it.  If I can get her to keep her eyes on the road instead of on how cute Daisy or Peach look on their scooters, I think we'd be in
business.

As for me, the control scheme does seem incredibly more precise.  I never accidentally drove between two power-ups.  In fact, I could make a correction at the last second with no overshooting at all.  However, the cornering didn't seem as tight, but that could be due to my being forced to play Luigi AKA "Daisy's Love."  I managed to get knocked to 10th mid-way through a race and could not catch up for the life of me.  I'm thinking that while it's more precise, they did some other tweaking to balance it.
13148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: April 30, 2008, 06:15:48 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on April 30, 2008, 05:31:34 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on April 30, 2008, 05:00:25 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on April 29, 2008, 09:56:13 PM

Yeah, all Best Buys should have them for $9.99. 
Amazon is now matching this price and has them in stock.

Walmart.com shows my local Walmart having some for $9.96!!!  smile  I'm going to run by on my way home.

Sweet!  Put that $.04 towards gas!
13149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 HD Upgrade Question on: April 30, 2008, 06:14:52 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on March 02, 2008, 06:36:51 PM

When news first hit the internet about how easy and user-friendly it is to upgrade the hard drive in the PS3, some people were theorizing that moving from the stock 5400rpm drive to a more power-hungry 7200rpm one *might* cause some long-term problems.  I haven't heard a word about it since so I've assumed that nobody had any trouble, but since we have a thread on the topic, does anyone know anything more?

-Autistic Angel

Hey, I'm curious about this, too.

I would think 7200rpm would just improve read speed, but I can see it having compatibility issues somewhere.  I was thinking of going 7200rpm, but now I'm not sure.

EDIT TO ADD: I did a little research.  It seems the 7200 should not be a problem, but there is little increase in performance, mostly due to the bottleneck on the Blu-Ray drive.  There seems to be an average of 10% time saved when downloading or installing downloaded items, which could add up, certainly.  Is that increase worth the price increase?

It seems that more cache on the HD should help, as well.  The biggest difference seemed to come from the jump from the original 20 Gig unit's smaller cache to the newer units' bigger ones.  I haven't seen anything that tested this theory specifically on caches of 8MB, but I'd be interested to see if it makes a difference.
13150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Operation Darkness demo on: April 30, 2008, 04:39:51 PM

Quote from: Canuck on April 30, 2008, 03:33:08 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 30, 2008, 02:34:06 PM

Even though they're completely different development teams (right?) this horrible demo is making me more cautious about my enthusiasm for Valkyria Chronicles.  VC sure looks like it handles better than OD, but then again Operation Darkness looked pretty slick in the videos as well.

I'm not sure I get this line of reasoning-would you have doubts about CoD 4, Portal and Bioshock because Mortyr sucked?

Mortyr rocked my faith in all gaming.
13151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia (Prodigy?) screenshot on: April 30, 2008, 02:51:56 PM

Quote from: Turtle on April 30, 2008, 05:12:16 AM

Yeah, because all animation is cell shaded.  I mean, look at Pixar's stuff.

Oh wait...

Yeah, this does look a lot like Pixar's stuff.

Oh, wait...
13152  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: April 30, 2008, 02:50:14 PM
Has anyone tried the Wiimote+Nunchuck mode?  Kotaku swears by it, but I haven't given it a go yet.

My now five year old is having a hard time with the wheel, having never driven a car before.  She keeps wanting to spin it around, twisting her body all over the place.  I wonder if she wouldn't have an easier time with W+N.
13153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia (Prodigy?) screenshot on: April 30, 2008, 03:11:19 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 30, 2008, 02:06:33 AM

I wouldn't classify this as cel shading.  It's definitely processed, but cell shaded refers more to it being shaded like a cartoon.  This is a more illustrative style.

Also, it's only 1 screenshot.  Now, imagine this shot moving and the whole world setup to render in this way.

I wonder what they used as a replacement for the sands mechanic?

Imagine this shot moving, and you have animation.  Thus cel shaded.
13154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prince of Persia (Prodigy?) screenshot on: April 29, 2008, 10:32:26 PM

Quote from: Laner on April 29, 2008, 09:55:02 PM

**pedantry alert**

It's "cel shading" - one "L"

For nitpicking, you should be thrown in a jail cel.
13155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Fit - I am so weak on: April 28, 2008, 11:24:19 PM

Quote from: Jocke on April 28, 2008, 02:24:39 PM

I got it saturday. I am muscle sore like hell I have have to admit and I mostly did yoga! Never done yoga before so that probably explains it. The tree form was a bitch.

This is my asci representation of the treeform.

   o
--|--
   |>
   |

Kidding aside I mostly like it. The minigames are HARD! Took me a while to do some of them right though. For example in the soccer minigame I leaned mostly only my upper body at first and thought the game was slow as molasses in moving it's head. But I got the tip of the game that I should just change my lower body's weight on the board around and then it went alot better. Still hard though.

Wii Fit focuses alot on posture and with the board they have alot of information on that. So for example when you are doing a yoga stance you also get information about much you sway and such. It really helps you since you see how much you sway on screen.

All in all it's gonna take a while to evaluate this "game". Gonna keep at it and see how I like it after a week or so.

That's more like my ASCI of seeing the ladies do yoga.  Mee-yow!  Innapropriate-high-five!
13156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 28, 2008, 01:28:01 PM
Go, murder!  360 for me.

And what the hell is Roogoo?!
13157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii impressions on: April 28, 2008, 06:13:54 AM
Anyone try the wheel with other Wii driving games yet?

I'm frustrated as hell becasue my daughter wants me to unlock Daisy for her, and I have to pass the first three 150cc cups.  I keep coming close then getting those last minute BS FAILS.  It also doesn't help that I had passed the first cup perfectly, and then she copied over my license.  It further doesn't help that my wife keeps saying, "She's just a kid."  I know she's just a kid.  That makes it worse.  A) That means I can't yell at her and must bottle up all the anger inside and 2) It could happen again with some far more important save.
13158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Mario Kart Wii Friend Codes! on: April 28, 2008, 04:00:02 AM
Bullwinkle

0731-5168-8982
13159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 27, 2008, 06:20:52 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on April 27, 2008, 04:54:39 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 27, 2008, 03:04:35 AM

Quote from: TC Weidner on April 27, 2008, 02:54:45 AM


plus the greatest review line of all time..

Quote
To play Grand Theft Auto IV is like receiving felacio for the first time. It is an amazing, and overwhelming experience that you never want to end, but when it does, itís with a bang.

Yeah, except that moron can't spell fellatio right.
He's never gotten it, is the thing, so he's assuming it will be amazing and overwhelming. Hence the spelling.
How do I know? Why else would the review be so poorly written?

I know that once I got one my spelling improved tremendously.
13160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Max Payne 3? on: April 25, 2008, 04:11:16 PM

Quote from: Pong on April 25, 2008, 07:13:37 AM

Thought I read somewhere that the developers are the ones making Alan Wake ?

But yeah a #3 would be awesome smile

Remedy is making Alan Wake, which is probably why they're not making Max Payne 3.
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