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13441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Skate It on: November 20, 2008, 01:51:59 PM
I picked up Skate It for the Wii, and let me give you a warning right now:  I don't know who the hell EA thinks they are (biggest publisher in the industry or something), but the footprint for this game is 125 blocks!  crybaby  A lot of their games have the same massive block usage.  Then I look at a game like Shaun White, and there's next to nothing.  Supremely irritating.

Another issue is that, structure-wise, this feels the same as last year's Skate game, but with fewer people wandering around the streets (as in none).  There was a massive earthquake, so no one's there.  Not a problem for me, really.  I found the other people to be irritating as I constantly ran into them, and on the balance board, that would be happening even more.

The graphics are a little meh, but because of the similarities to the next gen Skate, it's hard not to compare.  They are serviceable, at least.

Now, control.  As I mentioned elsewhere, I picked up Shaun White Snowboarding recently, too.  That also controls with the balance board, but it's pretty easy.  My wife could hop on and know what she is doing.  Not so with Skate It.  Not to say the controls are complicated, but this is definitely more of a simulation.  But, much like with Skate last year, if you keep at it long enough, you start to develop the skills, and that's pretty damn cool.  There was one challenge, where they actually said something like "You will be laughing" and damn if I didn't bust out a gratified chuckle when I pulled off the move.  The moves are intuitive and easy to pull off.  You want to ollie, do one of those balance board fake-jumps, you want to manual, find the sweet spot on the board, you want to kick flip, switch to flip tricks with the d-pad then lean in a direction after jumping - okay, that d-pad thing maybe isn't intuitive, but it is fairly easy to do.  However, the weird thing is that basic movement is where you'll get f'd up.  It's seriously challenging to get exactly where you want to go.  There are some tight areas, too, but getting through them is frustrating.  I'm going to fiddle with sensitivity a little (helped with Shaun White), so maybe that'll help it.  As it is, though, even in the relatively simple half-pipe, I was constantly rolling off course and heading for the side.  They should have fudged that a little, maybe making it so you had to put extra weight on the board to move out of the pipe or hit a button or something.  Like with a grind - once you're on, it's just about keeping your balance, you know?

Anyway, if you have the HDD space for the game, it's worth checking out.  There's not really an experience like it on the Wii.  I'm not very far into it (just cleared the first area), but I have a feeling I won't get too far before I get frustrated and need to clear up that space.  None the less, I'll be glad for the experience while it lasts.  It can be very satisfying when you do what you meant to do.
13442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shaun White Snowboarding? on: November 20, 2008, 01:34:40 PM
I finished one mountain last night.  A lot of fun.  Fairly easy to control with the balance board, too (unlike Skate It).  It's not trying to be a simulation, though.  You can slam into walls and trees and keep moving down the mountain (it does slow you, though).  If you're going with the balance board, I recommend switching the sensitivity to high.  The control felt much better that way.
13443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 20, 2008, 01:29:00 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 20, 2008, 05:29:17 AM

I'm heading to bed, but in trying to come up with a quick one word impression I'm trying to decide between vanilla, bland and boring.

You know, we can read three words almost as easily as one.

Blandly boring vanilla, then?
13444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld on: November 20, 2008, 04:32:12 AM

Quote from: Chaz on November 20, 2008, 03:59:52 AM

I seem to remember having to bump the brightness of Tomb Raider Legend too, so it may just be the engine.

Same here.
13445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 19, 2008, 07:24:00 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 19, 2008, 06:58:58 PM

Quote from: msteelers on November 19, 2008, 06:46:25 PM

So is there a decent sized group of people playing this on a regular basis? I want to pick it up, but don't want to have to play with random people from the web all the time.

Me and Bullwinkle (RIGHT BULLWINKLE?!?!?!?!) will be playing this Friday Night. COME ON LET US PLAY TOGEVA!

It's possible.  icon_smile  Won't be 'til around 11, though, unfortunately.
13446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld on: November 19, 2008, 06:45:10 PM
Picked mine up today, but I won't get to it until tonight, most likely.
13447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 19, 2008, 06:43:49 PM
Well, I picked this up, and I'm glad I did.  I had a blast playing last night.  Really a lot of fun, with different experiences every time.

This video sums up gameplay really well:

http://www.videosift.com/video/Left-4-dead-survival-plan-backfires
13448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 18, 2008, 05:59:07 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 17, 2008, 04:00:26 PM

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed (I didn't for a long time), if you are playing a "LOG's Choice" game be sure to look around the starting area for a cardboard box that has Mumbo's Motors on it.  If you pick that up and drop it a new part will come out that you can attatch to the vehicle, most likely another engine or something to make the challenge easier. 

Do you get to keep these parts?
13449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 18, 2008, 04:59:19 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 18, 2008, 04:17:31 PM

Ah, I found out the info - having a Nuts & Bolts save on your HD is what reveals the hidden places, which would explain why I couldn't get to them until yesterday.

That makes an entire amount of sense.
13450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 18, 2008, 04:58:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 18, 2008, 04:29:14 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 18, 2008, 04:00:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 18, 2008, 03:58:18 PM

As much as people gripe about another WWII game, it looks like gamers want 'em:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/new-call-of-duty-outsells-cod4-by-more-than-2-to-1

However, I think COD4 started off really slow and word of mouth made the game sell like hot cakes.

Exactly.  CoD4 is really one of the watershed titles of the generation and will join the likes of GTA3 and FF7 as an entry in a series that represented a gigantic uptick in sales for the franchise.  

Oh, no question.  And I'm sure that the building sales of COD4 helped COD:WAW right out of the gate, but it's still an incredible statistic for a genre that's considered a stale cliche by many.
13451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 18, 2008, 04:02:07 PM
I think it's kind of amazing that everyone praises this game, despite almost no SP component, but they derided Shadowrun for the same thing.

I'm sure when it comes down to it, L4D will be a better game than SR, but the opinion of that aspect is diametrically opposite.
13452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 18, 2008, 03:58:18 PM
As much as people gripe about another WWII game, it looks like gamers want 'em:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/new-call-of-duty-outsells-cod4-by-more-than-2-to-1
13453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 18, 2008, 03:54:40 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 18, 2008, 03:36:39 PM

OK, curiouser and curiouser - I was just reading about the history of stop n swop and found out why I didn't find the egg in the cove world before. It's because the mountain was submerged every time I went there. When I went back there yesterday, it had emerged. My only guess is that it appeared because I used one of the cheat codes I found in the game. Bullwinkle, had you used a cheat code before you found the mountain?

Not at all.  Just saw it out there in the water and thought I'd fly over and check it out.
13454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 18, 2008, 03:53:05 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 18, 2008, 03:49:05 PM

I've played Midnight Club LA at work for a bit and it definitely seemed like a great choice (and the reviews agree).  Buy a good game instead of telling EA that it's OK to spew out crap year after year.

How's the difficulty in Midnight Club?  That's the only thing keeping me away.
13455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox Live is down! on: November 18, 2008, 03:11:23 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on November 18, 2008, 03:03:52 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 18, 2008, 02:55:32 PM

Does it denote which Netflix content is HD and which isn't? 

Not that I can tell from within the dashboard. I could only get that info from my Netflix webpage.

Don't you have to order from the webpage anyway?  I thought I'd heard that.
13456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 18, 2008, 02:37:41 PM
I enjoyed the cheesy fun of that first Need for Speed next gen game (Most Wanted?).  I hear a lot of the over the toppedness has been taken out of this one.

GamesRadar liked it okay, though, so it may not be all bad.  They gave it 7/10.

Quote
You'll love
Eclectic collection of cars
Refined Most Wanted formula
Fast pace, even between races

You'll hate
More glitz than substance
Cities lack traffic
Modify cars with real money?]

13457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 18, 2008, 01:20:14 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 17, 2008, 02:09:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 01:31:12 PM

360:
Need for Speed Undercover - waiting for reviews, but probably not

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 17, 2008, 01:36:24 PM

Need for Speed: Undercover is a possible.

I'll be taking the bullet on this one. It's almost not possible for me to skip a need for speed game. Hot Pursuit is the last time I managed to NOT buy one.

Actually, Coop, belay that:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,30254.new.html#new
13458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Need for Speed: Undercover on: November 18, 2008, 01:19:24 PM
IGN says stay away with a 5.0!  Worse for PS3: 4.0!

Herewith the comments:

Quote
Closing Comments
Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally contrived and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been leaps and bounds better than it is. As it stands, though, there's absolutely no reason to pick this up over the likes of Burnout Paradise or Midnight Club: Los Angeles, both of which demolish it in every way possible.
13459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 18, 2008, 06:03:55 AM
I spent a little more time with the demo tonight, and I had a lot more fun.  Still on the fence, but I'm more interested.
13460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: November 18, 2008, 01:45:12 AM
IGN gave it a 9.0!

Quote
There's absolutely no doubt that Left 4 Dead is one of the most social and exciting multiplayer games that we've ever played. It's almost pitch perfect in how it captures the tension and the action of a Hollywood zombie movie. This is an incredible and highly replayable multiplayer experience that's definitely worth checking out, especially if you're looking to prepare yourself for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Just make sure you bring your friends.

Gamespy 4.5/5.

Quote
Pros  
Intense, nerve-wracking experience; co-op gets even better as you add players; innovative, entertaining multiplayer mode.

Cons
No real narrative in place; single-player offerings pale in comparion to co-op play; no searching for dedicated servers.

And 9/10 from Games Radar.

Quote
You'll love
Incredibly tense gameplay
Versus mode multiplayer
Extremely replayable
You'll hate
Only two versus campaigns
No character customization
No explicit story

Sounds like what we've been saying.  Brilliant with friends, but make sure you have 'em.
13461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 18, 2008, 12:01:36 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 10:13:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 04:37:13 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 04:32:13 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 17, 2008, 03:59:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 01:22:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 06:34:06 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 05:31:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 03:54:47 AM

I hope the bring the sequel to Live as well.

Not until they release Banjo Kazooie: Taxes & Spreadsheets.

Actually, it looks like a press release came out in september that said it was coming early 2009.

Hopefully, it'll link up with the original like the N64 games.

I think wires are crossed there.  I'm pretty sure the sequel he's talking about is an N64 game: Banjo Tooie, not a sequel to Nuts & Bolts.
 

I thought he was talking about Banjo Tooie and the "stop n' swop" feature. Although it was my understanding that "stop n' swop" didn't work on the N64. It is supposed to work with the arcade games. I think I saw one of the secret areas yesterday when I was playing. It was a room I couldn't get into and there was a big key rotating inside it.

Yep, no wires crossed here.  There are areas in the first Banjo Kazooie that only opened up after Banjo Tooie came out.  I never played them, so I don't know how it worked.  I do hope it works with the XBLA releases, though.

EDIT TO ADD:  Well, I found one of the eggs on the Treasure Cove level, and Banjo announced that it'll unlock something in Nuts & Bolts!  I wonder how they'll work that out with Tooie.

Nuts, I have 100% in that area and I don't think I found that. I did get a notice that I had unlocked a gamer picture when I was in that level, but that might not be related to level but because I had reach some threshold of collecting. Not sure.

I actually just got that gamerpic, too.  It's unrelated.  Let's see if spoiler tags are working yet:









Spoiler for Hiden:
It's inside the tall mountain that's out in the water.  You have to jump up a series of alcoves to get to it.

Nope.  Not yet.
13462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 17, 2008, 09:29:50 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 17, 2008, 08:57:17 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 05:33:36 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 17, 2008, 04:57:38 PM

This week VC games are Forgotten Worlds [Genesis] and Space Invaders: The Original Game [SNES]. For anyone who played the original Forgotten Worlds in the arcade, be forwarned that this is a straight port of the Genesis game. Unlike the game in the PS2 and Xbox Capcom collections, this is not a port of the arcade version which apparently supported stick control for shooting. It's a shame they chose not to support the stick on the Wii classic controller and kept to the Genesis 2 button adaptation. It's one of the few game that isn't on gametap and I personally was interested in it as it featured 2 player co-op and looked impressive, but I'll get it when I finally track down a copy of Capcom Collection for PS2. As for Space Invaders, my classic gaming buddies warned me to avoid this at all cost, apparently very inferior to the original arcade game.

This weeks Wiiware games are Target Toss Pro Bags and Strong Bad Episode 4.

For this week Tomb Raider Underworld and Castlevania Judgement will be rentals. I'm still on the fence about Left 4 Dead [360] as it's my understanding that the co-op is online only; not even system-link.

ECHOECHoEChoEcho...

LOL...I missed your post even though I scanned the thread. smile This time it's your fault Bullwinkle, freakin hell you made 2 posts before I made 1; my eyes and patience aren't that good.  Tongue

I'm wily!   icon_wink
13463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 17, 2008, 05:33:36 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 17, 2008, 04:57:38 PM

This week VC games are Forgotten Worlds [Genesis] and Space Invaders: The Original Game [SNES]. For anyone who played the original Forgotten Worlds in the arcade, be forwarned that this is a straight port of the Genesis game. Unlike the game in the PS2 and Xbox Capcom collections, this is not a port of the arcade version which apparently supported stick control for shooting. It's a shame they chose not to support the stick on the Wii classic controller and kept to the Genesis 2 button adaptation. It's one of the few game that isn't on gametap and I personally was interested in it as it featured 2 player co-op and looked impressive, but I'll get it when I finally track down a copy of Capcom Collection for PS2. As for Space Invaders, my classic gaming buddies warned me to avoid this at all cost, apparently very inferior to the original arcade game.

This weeks Wiiware games are Target Toss Pro Bags and Strong Bad Episode 4.

For this week Tomb Raider Underworld and Castlevania Judgement will be rentals. I'm still on the fence about Left 4 Dead [360] as it's my understanding that the co-op is online only; not even system-link.

ECHOECHoEChoEcho...
13464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 17, 2008, 04:37:13 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 04:32:13 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 17, 2008, 03:59:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 01:22:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 06:34:06 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 05:31:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 03:54:47 AM

I hope the bring the sequel to Live as well.

Not until they release Banjo Kazooie: Taxes & Spreadsheets.

Actually, it looks like a press release came out in september that said it was coming early 2009.

Hopefully, it'll link up with the original like the N64 games.

I think wires are crossed there.  I'm pretty sure the sequel he's talking about is an N64 game: Banjo Tooie, not a sequel to Nuts & Bolts.
 

I thought he was talking about Banjo Tooie and the "stop n' swop" feature. Although it was my understanding that "stop n' swop" didn't work on the N64. It is supposed to work with the arcade games. I think I saw one of the secret areas yesterday when I was playing. It was a room I couldn't get into and there was a big key rotating inside it.

Yep, no wires crossed here.  There are areas in the first Banjo Kazooie that only opened up after Banjo Tooie came out.  I never played them, so I don't know how it worked.  I do hope it works with the XBLA releases, though.

EDIT TO ADD:  Well, I found one of the eggs on the Treasure Cove level, and Banjo announced that it'll unlock something in Nuts & Bolts!  I wonder how they'll work that out with Tooie.
13465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 17, 2008, 03:55:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2008, 03:53:31 PM



I can't believe I didn't notice this before- does this game have a Balrog in it?

You unlock it after playing through the single player campaign three times.  It's a multiplayer only battle.
13466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 17, 2008, 03:22:47 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on November 17, 2008, 02:09:21 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 01:31:12 PM

360:
Need for Speed Undercover - waiting for reviews, but probably not

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 17, 2008, 01:36:24 PM

Need for Speed: Undercover is a possible.

I'll be taking the bullet on this one. It's almost not possible for me to skip a need for speed game. Hot Pursuit is the last time I managed to NOT buy one.

Thanks, Coop.  Fire up an impressions thread soon, so we can hear your thoughts on the next page.
13467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mirror's Edge on: November 17, 2008, 03:21:04 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 17, 2008, 03:11:49 PM

Finished this Friday evening.  It was very good but also probably my biggest disappointment of the year mainly because, with a few changes, this had the potential to be GOTY for me.

Basically my chief frustration was that combat just absolutely sucked.  It's not fun and not well integrated into the rest of the product.  The demo level actually gets combat completely right IMO- the enemies are used as a motivating force to push you forward but, as long as you are moving, you aren't in any real danger and when enemies do pop up in front of you they are few in number and easily bypassed, essentially making them mobile obstacles.  However further on the game throws large numbers of enemies at you in rooms where it isn't at all clear where to go, necessitating frustrating trial and error to get through.  In a few situations the game even essentially locks you in a room, forcing you to deal with all of the enemies before proceeding.  If you were playing the game trying to avoid using weapons*, as I did, then it only makes it even more frustrating. 

The story is also a major negative.  Not even that it's bad just that it's so utterly pedestrian.  There is no effort made to flesh out the characters or gameworld and the result is that not only are all of the twists completely predictable but they also have zero impact. 

All that said, when the game is on it's really on and the platforming is superb.  The controls work perfectly and I can count on one hand the number of times in the game where I knew what to do but had trouble actually executing.  For the most part the level design works really well with lots of subtle clues allowing you to make split second decisions on the correct path to take. 

So just for the platforming, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this game but I would advise just setting the combat to easy and don't bother going for the no weapons achievement so you can just blast your past the awful combat and get back to the great platforming. 

I do think this is going to be a helluva influential game and expect to see a lot of developers take lessons learned from the way body awareness is done because it's applicable to any first person game. 

*For those who care about achievements be warned- I think the game still counts enemy kills with weapons even if you reload the checkpoint immediately.  I didn't get the achievement and the only time I used a weapon against an enemy was just when I was frustrated at a particular combat encounter and I let the rest of the enemies kill me so that it pushed me back to the checkpoint. 

I am about to finish it myself (had to take a break on Level 9), and I totally agree with everything KG said. 

I'm playing with combat on easy, but it's still a nuisance (not game-breaking, by any means, but it disrupts the flow more than it should).  The bad guys should almost be another element of the puzzle/platform.  The goal should be to get through without shooting anyone (just figure out the correct path), but that seems virtually impossible. 

The story is forgettable.  Many was the time I'd be in a level and say, "Wait, why am I here again?"  The concept of an uber-clean city that is corrupt seems like it would have a lot to play with, but they don't do much with it.

But, yeah, when you're in the flow of a level, it just feels amazing and has you coming back for more.  Really, it's so damn close to perfection...
13468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 17, 2008, 01:58:40 PM
This week

VC:
Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)
Forgotten Worlds (Sega Mega Drive)

Wiiware:
Target Toss Pro Bags
Strong Bad Episode 4 - Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective

If I ever finish SB Ep 2, I may get to SB3&4, but I'm betting I'll be behind for a while.
13469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/17) on: November 17, 2008, 01:31:12 PM
PS3:
Alone in the Dark: Inferno - waiting for reviews, but if it really is an improved version, I'll probably get it someday

360:
Left 4 Dead - waiting for reviews, but it seems like the only fun is with multi-co-op, so most likely OUT
Lips - OUT until they get the mics working with Rock Band, then probably IN
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - maybe, but it seems to be more of a rental
Naruto: The Broken Bond - loved the first one, but never finished.  May get this next year
Need for Speed Undercover - waiting for reviews, but probably not
Sonic Unleashed - see above
The Last Remnant - Very interested, but will wait for next year when it's cheaper, and I have time
Tomb Raider Underworld - IN


Wii:
Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor - I like this style of game, for some reason, so IN if reviews are decent - the PC version did okay
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party - OUT unless I hear good things
Skate It - IN, unless I hear it's bad.
Shaun White Snowboarding - IN at Target, probably
13470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 17, 2008, 01:22:29 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 06:34:06 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 17, 2008, 05:31:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 03:54:47 AM

I hope the bring the sequel to Live as well.

Not until they release Banjo Kazooie: Taxes & Spreadsheets.

Actually, it looks like a press release came out in september that said it was coming early 2009.

Hopefully, it'll link up with the original like the N64 games.
13471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 17, 2008, 05:31:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on November 17, 2008, 03:54:47 AM

I hope the bring the sequel to Live as well.

Not until they release Banjo Kazooie: Taxes & Spreadsheets.
13472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 16, 2008, 05:15:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on November 16, 2008, 04:43:23 PM

i still havent taken this out of its wrapper yet as i am still trying to get my code,if i dont get it its going back

GAME have said they werent supplied with the code and that i should take it up with microsoft,so i sent an email to MS and got this reply
..i have bolded the part that makes me proud to be of the same race as these people


Quote
Dear Customer,

 

Thank you for contacting XBOX Support Team. 


I am sorry to hear about the problems you are having with your console. Having reviewed your email, the fastest and most effective way to resolve this type of issue is to go online at:

 

Ask XBOX Interactive Agent.

MS XBOX Online Support Knowledge Base.

If you have tried these and you are still having the same issue, you may find that your console is in need of repair or a service.

 

To create a repair order please go to https://service.xbox.com/servicehome.aspx where you can sign in using your Windows Live ID. Alternatively if you prefer, please give us a call on the Customer Support Number below where one of our representatives will be happy to help.

 

Regards,

XBOX E-Mail Support Team.




love it(!) finger



EDIT:the woman on the phone(MS) told me to open the game package up incase the code was in there...it wasnt(i didnt think it would be)..so she says i will get a telephone response in 24-48hrs

as i have now opened the case.i may as well play it icon_lol

i better get a code now,or else my warranty has gone out the window,and i wont be able to exchange it..for the usual FPS typical game thats also out Tongue

Thank you for posting to the forum.

I am sorry to hear about your problems with [INSERT CONSOLE COMPANY NAME].

Here is your response: [INSERT RESPONSE WITH OPTIONAL AMUSING ELEMENT]

I hope your issue is resolved in a way that is satisfactory to you.  And fuck [INSERT CONSOLE COMPANY NAME].
13473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shaun White Snowboarding? on: November 16, 2008, 04:33:32 PM

Quote from: Devil on November 16, 2008, 12:11:20 AM

E9- Just kidding around. To be honest, it probably was stupid to pick it up without knowing but I got all caught up in the moment, got home and realized that I may have made a mistake. Good thing I waited!

When is it going to be available at Target?

I think today.
13474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts on: November 16, 2008, 04:32:40 PM
I picked it up, just to get the original game.  The worst part is, the guy was just goingt to give me the code, but my "morals" kicked in, and I had to buy the whole shebang.  Stupid morality. 

Anyway, I'm loving the original to pieces.  Is that a pun?  The new one just feels empty and a little frustrating, but I'll agree with Engine, the demo really doesn't give you a good impression.  There's a lot to do in the main town (my favorite part so far).  I've only done the first world so far, and that was easing you in, but it felt a little too big for the limited choices of activities/things to find.  I really wish there were more doodads to collect.  The first game feels like it's chock full of collectables - there's always something to do.  The first world has a lot of ground to cover just finding the little pointy-nosed guy.  None the less, I am enjoying more than I thought I would.  Part of the trick is letting the platformer thing go.  If you think of it as a racing challenge game, it's better.
13475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: November 15, 2008, 11:36:50 PM
"Burn Them Out" was a chilling experience.  Something that's becoming a staple for the series, I guess.  I applaud them for doing more than just make a level.  They're trying to make you feel something.
13476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shaun White Snowboarding? on: November 15, 2008, 10:14:40 PM

Quote from: kronovan on November 15, 2008, 09:48:48 PM

I don't currently have the Wii balance board and don't have plans to get 1 until the new year, so I'm still OUT. It will likely be 1 of the games I get though once I acquire the board.

The IGN review recommends it even if you don't have the board.
13477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] littlebigplanet impressions... on: November 15, 2008, 05:50:29 AM

Quote from: Canuck on November 15, 2008, 03:43:33 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on November 14, 2008, 10:23:46 PM


It's too bad we can't take screenshots to try to help each other.

Ever heard of a camera? Tongue

Aren't those for taking funny pictures of cats so they can haz capshuns?
13478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shaun White Snowboarding? on: November 15, 2008, 05:49:15 AM
Tentatively back IN myself, but I'm going to wait on some other reviews (and make sure IGN pans the 360/PS3 version).
13479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] littlebigplanet impressions... on: November 15, 2008, 01:34:02 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on November 14, 2008, 10:23:46 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 14, 2008, 01:34:03 PM

Quote from: Turtle on November 14, 2008, 09:48:45 AM

Keep in mind that all materials have friction, so if you've made the stairs out of a high friction object and it's resting on another they'll be hard to move.

Also check and make sure that you didn't accidentally glue it together, to the ground, or make it one piece.

My little cousins all love the Serpent Temple series of levels, they're one of the more amazing series of levels out there.

They're definitely not glued together, I've tested that they can be separated.  I've tried cardboard, foam, wood, and floaty material.  I even built a platform out of wood to put under them, thinking it was sticking to the material that the default floor is made out of.  I feel like this should be easy, but it's becoming a royal PITA.
Are you sure that the top section is not weighing down on the rest and is rather attached to the background or something similar?

It's too bad we can't take screenshots to try to help each other.

I do think it's a weight issue, somehow, but none of the parts is attached or connected to any of the others.  I'm using the lightest stuff possible, though.  Maybe it is friction.  I honestly don't know.
13480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mirror's Edge on: November 15, 2008, 12:34:26 AM
I'm 3/4 of the way through, and each level has taken me at least 45 minutes.  There are 9 levels.  It's not the longest game, but don't throw it away because of one bragger on GameFAQs.
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