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13481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Syndicate?!?!! Yes, please!!! on: October 18, 2008, 02:43:24 AM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=199521

Oh, I hope this is true.
13482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 17, 2008, 10:35:43 PM

Quote from: disarm on October 17, 2008, 10:25:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 17, 2008, 06:10:23 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 17, 2008, 05:49:39 PM

What does this mean for people who already have a copy?
It's a worldwide recall, but they can't take your personal copy away.  However, if you haven't opened it, don't.  Imagine the value that thing'll have years from now.

By the way, apparently one song has some creepy lyrics from the Qu'ran (as everyone seems obliged to call it).  The lyrics translate to: "Every soul shall have the taste of death" and "All that is on earth will perish."

sounds like that original copy won't have any extra value at all...

Media Molecule has already released a statement on their official blog regarding the delay.  in addition to recalling discs already sitting in stores, they've also prepared a day-0 patch that will be downloaded and fix the offending music the first time you play the game.  gamers who get the 'original' release will have the song patched out immediately, while Sony has chosen to protect those without their PS3 connected to the internet by recalling the discs.

Lame.
13483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The latest Horse Armor - Soul Calibur IV on: October 17, 2008, 10:35:09 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 17, 2008, 10:29:17 PM

Yeah, it was a really, REALLY poorly kept secret, but Namco has finally confirmed that you'll be able to 'purchase' the other secret character in Soul Calibur IV:

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Namco announced this morning that Yoda and Darth Vader will soon be offered as downloadable content for Soul Calibur IV on the consoles in which they didn't already appear. Yep, we all saw this one coming.

The content is scheduled to hit on October 23 and you can expect to pay $4.99 for Yoda on PS3 and 400 Microsoft Points ($5.00) for Vader on 360.

Let's reiterate: $5.00 for a new character. Is Namco asking too much? Admittedly, I'll be downloading Vader onto my 360 (strict orders from my girlfriend), but I'll do it with a grimace on my face and an icky taste in my mouth.

$5 for a single bit which flags your game has having the other character? Oh come now - everybody knows that the other secret character is on the disc already. You're just paying for that bit.

I know I won't be buying it (as I haven't really played SCIV much since I got it cheap via a forum member here). Howabout you?

Well, aren't you buying bits any time you download something.  Isn't that what these computer thingies trade in?

Also, let me explain a little something called economics.  There's this system called supply and demand.  Now, with bits, the supply is unlimited, basically, but the demand for these characters is probably worth about, oh, $5 to the average gamer.
13484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Far Cry 2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:32:34 PM
I'm surprised this Subject doesn't exist yet.  I know a lot of people are anxious for the game.

The first online review is out.  Games Radar gives it a 9 on all platforms.

They say:

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You'll love

    * Breathtaking environments
    * Massive freedom of play style
    * Loads of variety and depth

You'll hate

    * Not simple to pick-up-and-play
    * Harshly punishes mistakes
    * Cumbersome health recovery

Apparently, it's much harder than the average shooter until you get into its mindset.  For some, that's a good thing.  For me, I'm not so sure anymore.  I didn't see any mention on if the levels are of the "too long" category, which the last one seemed to be.
13485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 17, 2008, 10:19:25 PM
Annoyingly, my Costco got it in today, but they can't get it off the truck.  This is either because a) there's a lot on the truck, and it's going to take them a long time to go through it or b) somebody locked the truck, and they can't even open it until a manager gets there tonight.  The guy at Costco essentially gave me both answers.  Now I've got to try to go back tomorrow, because I know if I wait until Monday, they are going to get the word that the game's been recalled.  But, man, there's nothing worse than Costco on a Saturday.
13486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 17, 2008, 06:10:23 PM

Quote from: Devil on October 17, 2008, 05:49:39 PM

What does this mean for people who already have a copy?

It's a worldwide recall, but they can't take your personal copy away.  However, if you haven't opened it, don't.  Imagine the value that thing'll have years from now.


By the way, apparently one song has some creepy lyrics from the Qu'ran (as everyone seems obliged to call it).  The lyrics translate to: "Every soul shall have the taste of death" and "All that is on earth will perish."
13487  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 17, 2008, 04:49:30 PM
Though I haven't seen it physically, I do know that Best Buy has listed the game as available in-store for a couple of days now.  It's there currently, too.
13488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and PSP Firmware on Wed 10/15 on: October 17, 2008, 12:31:28 PM

Quote from: Shkspr on October 17, 2008, 05:43:09 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2008, 11:46:24 PM


I'm sure that is the case.  But the 360 doesn't do that.  Harrumph.

The PS2 emulation on the 360 isn't as robust, though. slywink

Hell, for a couple years, the XBox emulation wasn't that hot, either.

Good one. 

Actually, I'd say the Xbox BC is half-assed.  And there's been no update in a year, so they've kicked it to the curb.

Of course, I guess it depends which PS3 model you have to figure out which is better.
13489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 17, 2008, 12:29:55 PM

Quote from: ChrisGrenard on October 17, 2008, 05:22:40 AM

The game still isn't "scary" for me, but the level of tension it generates has skyrocketed.  Early game was, "This is pretty tense..." and now I'm at, "This is GODDAMN TENSE HOLY SHIT WHAT WAS THAT THUMP OH IT WAS JUST MY NEIGHBOR GOING UP STAIRS."

That's what "scary" is. 

We've been weaned on seeing in-your-face horrible things happen to people in movies and things jumping out and startling you (the "boo" effect).  That's not horror.  Horror is tension building while your mind fills in the blanks of what could be out there.  When you're scared, you're anticipating.  Think about it, if you're out late at night, and you hear something moving around out there, but you don't know what it is, you're scared.  Then when your buddy jumps out and says, "Boo," you're startled.  You're no longer scared when that girlie scream comes out of your mouth.  That's the release of the fear.  When that release happens, what almost always happens right after?  You laugh.  Because the tension has dissipated, and you're giddy from the adrenaline that was flowing while you were scared.

What's scarier?  Seeing a guy getting his limb hacked off or wondering what's happening to that guy's ear as the camera pans away?  Your imagination can scare you way more than seeing something.  Seeing something explains it.  When it's visually in front of you, it's no longer unknown.  That, of course, is our biggest fear.  The unknown.  All fear really stems from that.

I've been having this argument since The Blair Witch Project came out.  Many people were saying it wasn't scary, but then I asked them how they felt while it was going on.  There were no "Boo" moments in that film.  In fact, there's no release at all.  It's nothing but tension building slowly over an hour and a half with an ending where you don't know what exactly happened, but your brain can make up all kinds of shit that'll freak you out.

I haven't played Dead Space yet (I'll be starting tonight), but if you're worried about external noises while you're playing (what you described is literally "things going bump in the night"), then you're scared.
13490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Red Rings to round out my week on: October 17, 2008, 12:11:42 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 17, 2008, 11:10:17 AM

It's not a multiplayer game, if you had a PS3 you should have bought it for that system since it's single player.  Support MS for its excellent online and community suite, but you know you'd get another red ring in the middle or just before a major release.

My friend just got his 360 back and it red ringed again within 2 hours.

Eh, just send it in, the repairs are free and the turnaround is fast these days.

Any multi console release still goes to 360 for me.
13491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and PSP Firmware on Wed 10/15 on: October 16, 2008, 11:46:24 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 16, 2008, 11:30:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2008, 10:41:50 PM

For that matter, why do I have to resync it every time I go into or come out of a PS2 game?

How the emulation core is designed methinks. Personally, I think the console is 'rebooting' into PS2 emulation, thus this is why you have to resync the controllers whenever you do that.

I'm sure that is the case.  But the 360 doesn't do that.  Harrumph.
13492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wii Music on: October 16, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
So, this comes out next week (I think).  I was kind of hoping it would be lame, so I wouldn't have to get it.  Apparently not.  1Up slapped it with an A-.

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Wii Music may have a hard time winning over the skeptics who just want to laugh at it, but give the game the chance it deserves. You just might realize it's pretty damn fun being in on the joke.

13493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance 2 revealed (8 player co-op, 60 player multiplayer) on: October 16, 2008, 10:45:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 16, 2008, 10:27:09 PM

I can't access the PSN store...is the R2 beta to blame!?!?!?

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,29691.msg473228.html#msg473228

"unscheduled maintenance"
13494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN down [10/16] on: October 16, 2008, 10:42:20 PM
Glad I wasn't the only one.  It's back up now, BTW*.  But still no update.

Apparently, it was "unscheduled maintenance."

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3170711


* Actually, I would have to describe its status as "intermittent."
13495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and PSP Firmware on Wed 10/15 on: October 16, 2008, 10:41:50 PM
Why oh why can't I use the PS button to power on the machine or sync the controller (switching to/from a PS2 game, for example) when it's plugged into a USB port?

For that matter, why do I have to resync it every time I go into or come out of a PS2 game?
13496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSN down [10/16] on: October 16, 2008, 09:58:09 PM
Anyone else having trouble getting into PSN tonight?

For the last hour I've been getting the vague message that "An error has occurred."
13497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: xbox originals -GTA:San Andreas on: October 16, 2008, 08:43:21 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 16, 2008, 08:40:41 PM

hmm,i wont be getting it like this as i already have the disc version and i played it on the 360 about last January,had no problems at all,all the way through(well,to the last part of the map...las vegas type)

Yeah, San Andreas worked fine for me, as well.
13498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 16, 2008, 03:35:42 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2008, 05:32:48 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2008, 04:31:23 AM

So, you're equating the possibility that they're not thinking about with a quite high demand that they're looking into?

Sure, it all means the same thing- if it's lucrative enough we'll port it later once our exclusivity contract runs out.  It's common sense for any company.

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They don't slip unless they mean to. 

Sure they do.  No one is perfect at their jobs.  Gimme a break.  Look at the amount of times that politicians put their foot in their mouth when speaking in public. 

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If you honestly think that this statement getting made the week that the first of the AAA holiday titles start coming out is a coincidence, you're crazy. 

It was at TGS which occurs in Japan the same time every year.  A reporter asked a Konami rep a direct question about the game and he answered.  No conspiracy theories, super secret marketing plans, etc needed.  Further, it was made to a Japanese Stock investor magazine.  The Japanese market is hardly bracing for the onslaught of Dead Space, Saints Row 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2, and Far Cry 2.  Since it was reported by a Japanese stock bulletin it could very well have gone unnoticed by the American press.  Had Konami orchestrated the announcement with the care in which you are implying, they would likely have made the comment to an western oriented journalistic entity. 


That's how big announcements are made.  Announcements that you want to control, you give to something like a Japanese stock bulletin.  The statement itself is clearly not off the cuff.  And I don't know much about worldwide sales, it's true, but isn't there an end of the year sales spike in Japan as well?

Again, I'm not talking conspiracy.  I'm not talking super-secret marketing strategies.  I'm talking marketing strategies.  Simply that.  These are very common tactics.

But shall we agree to drop it and not bog this forum down any longer?
13499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock 2 - Sea of Dreams on: October 16, 2008, 03:31:08 PM
Looking at the Big Daddy doll she's holding, I think it's going to be a Little Big Planet level.  slywink
13500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Socom Confrontation impressions? [PS3] on: October 16, 2008, 03:26:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2008, 03:05:12 PM

the headset looks cool (and looking at how much it costs it might be better to get the game with it for an extra 10 bucks), but what is up with the large 'Not for Resale' on the box?  Is that Sony's attempt at trying to stop used game sales?

That's fairly common in bundled games.  It's supposed to come with the package, not be sold individually.  It's more a deterrent for the stores than for the used game industry.  They don't want anyone breaking a bundle down and selling the individual parts.
13501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 16, 2008, 04:31:23 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2008, 03:53:08 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2008, 03:44:01 AM

That's not a flub.  That's a prepared statement.

What I mean is that if a port *is* currently being worked on but isn't ready to be announced yet but will be in the near future then when directly asked about a 360 port, then a PR person basically can only say:

"It's not currently being worked on" 

"We're evaluating all of our options" (basically what he said)

"Er, Next Question!"

Further, it could be that the exclusivity window is about to run out and Konami has yet to decide whether it's worth the time and expense of porting it.  In which case what the PR guy said was a completely true statement.  None of these somehow necessitate some sort of under the table compensation from Microsoft. 

As an example, here is a direct quote from a developer when Tales of Vesperia was announced:

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Can you see Vesperia getting ported to PS3 some time in the future, like Eternal Sonata?
YH: Yes, I won't deny the possibility. But we're not thinking about it yet-there are so many other things to concentrate on first.

Now, was that Sony giving Namco some kind of payoff to unofficially announce that Vesperia would make it's way to the PS3 eventually?  Or was that a developer acknowledging the reality of current market conditions and multiplatform development?  Personally, I think it's the latter and I think it's the same thing the Konami PR rep was saying. 

So, you're equating the possibility that they're not thinking about with a quite high demand that they're looking into?

Also, no, it would not surprise me if Sony offered some things to the Namco rep to drop a hint about a PS3 version.  Again, I'm not talking about cash under the table.  It's all about ad sales and positioning placement and the like.  These PR guys get off on this stuff.  And it's not necessarily nefarious, either (though it can be tricky in exclusivity deals).  But basically, these guys are all about the message and what gets said when.  They don't slip unless they mean to.  If you honestly think that this statement getting made the week that the first of the AAA holiday titles start coming out is a coincidence, you're crazy. 
13502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 16, 2008, 03:44:01 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2008, 01:35:40 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 16, 2008, 12:49:16 AM

They must have had a very good reason for saying that then.


Or it's just a PR flub.  They've been known to happen. 

The quote:

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“The worldwide demand for an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 is quite high, and it is something we are currently looking in to.”

That's not a flub.  That's a prepared statement.
13503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 16, 2008, 03:37:13 AM

Quote from: Devil on October 16, 2008, 12:53:25 AM

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Apparently, the street date's been broken, by the way.

What!?!? Where!?!? You don't drop that type of info and not give some details!!
 slywink





smile  Sorry about that.  I was posting from my PS3 and didn't have the link handy.  Anyway, it was from Kotaku...I know, I know...but there's a picture.  Hopefully, this won't stay localized, and I can use LBP for my free TRU game.

Here's the link:

http://kotaku.com/5063989/yes-littlebigplanet-street-date-is-being-broken
13504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - Play. Create. Share. Now in (somewhat private) beta! on: October 16, 2008, 12:51:16 AM
Apparently, the street date's been broken, by the way.
13505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 16, 2008, 12:49:16 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 15, 2008, 06:41:55 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 06:40:10 PM

I was just doing some speculating there, but my entire argument is that it doesn't reallt seem to benefit Konami; it does, however, benefit Microsoft.  This type of comment doesn't make any sense unless MS is behind it, somehow.

But it can hurt Konami as well if people who were planning on buying it in the near term (holiday) put it off from some future time but don't follow through later. 

They must have had a very good reason for saying that then.
13506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 N00b Has Questions on: October 15, 2008, 07:21:08 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on October 15, 2008, 07:10:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 04:32:36 PM

Honestly, it's ridiculous that it doesn't just do this.

all i can tell ya is: i just downloaded wipeout, using the auto-shutdown. when i restarted my ps3, the game had installed, & was good to go...

Well, that is good news.  I still wish it would auto-install when done downloading, but at least it's something.
13507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 06:40:10 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 15, 2008, 06:16:26 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 05:24:34 PM

So you don't think it odd at all that this comment came out exactly as we're heading into the big rush of holiday sales?

Um, no? 

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Also, where is the guarantee that this is coming next spring/summer versus next holiday?  PS3 is a dying console, there is a major financial crisis happening.  Konami may well be securing it's bottom line for future quarters, if they're confident enough in this one.  However, I think it more likely that Microsoft has made them some ad sales guarantee and that the slip is based on that.

I don't even understand this paragraph.  How is slipping that MGS4 is coming to 360 now secure their bottom line for future quarters?  If MGS4 is coming to 360 sometime next year then it will be announced whenever the exclusivity window is up.  Slipping it today doesn't materially effect the ultimate sales potential of MGS4 on 360.

That's what I don't get about your entire argument.  How does Konami materially gain from accidentally releasing word of a port early? 

As to who did the slipping, according to the article in the OP, it was "Konami PR mouthpiece". 

I was just doing some speculating there, but my entire argument is that it doesn't reallt seem to benefit Konami; it does, however, benefit Microsoft.  This type of comment doesn't make any sense unless MS is behind it, somehow.  That's where the benefit to Konami is, then, in benefitting Microsoft for whatever they receive in return.  This isn't who killed Kennedy type stuff.  This is common business practice.  These slips don't just happen.  Especially from PR Mouthpieces whose job it is to leak information in a beneficial way.
13508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any Socom Confrontation impressions? [PS3] on: October 15, 2008, 06:15:33 PM
Evil Avatar has some fairly useless impressions up:  http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67379

Quick question: What makes the PS3 headset better than the bluetooth one I already have?
13509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero World Tour - Reviews? on: October 15, 2008, 05:46:01 PM

Quote from: jblank on October 15, 2008, 05:41:25 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 15, 2008, 02:52:59 PM

My main question is:

Is the Wii your only console?

The reason I ask is that the PS3/360 version of RB 2 is many time betters due to already available DLC.  There will be around 500 songs to choose from by the end of the year.  With no permanent storage on the wii that advantage goes away.

Just going on the included setlist I would go with GHWT.  Also I am not sure abotu online play on the Wii in either game.  4 on 4 battle mode looks like a lot of fun in GHWT.  While the battle of the bands feature in RB2 wouldn't be nearly as good without DLC.



Agree 100%. Eco, is that all ya got? IIRC, isn't the sound on the Wii music games in 2-channel stereo also? Eco, if you have a 360 or Wii, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and get it for THAT console, rather than the Wii.

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 15, 2008, 03:10:59 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 15, 2008, 02:52:59 PM

My main question is:

Is the Wii your only console?

The reason I ask is that the PS3/360 version of RB 2 is many time betters due to already available DLC.  There will be around 500 songs to choose from by the end of the year.  With no permanent storage on the wii that advantage goes away.

Just going on the included setlist I would go with GHWT.  Also I am not sure abotu online play on the Wii in either game.  4 on 4 battle mode looks like a lot of fun in GHWT.  While the battle of the bands feature in RB2 wouldn't be nearly as good without DLC.



Sadly it is my only console.  It was the only console I could talk my wife into.

The Wii version of both will have DLC though (I understand lack of access to the existing DLC for RB).  Apparently, both will also have fully functional online play.

Eco
13510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 05:24:34 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 15, 2008, 04:51:24 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 04:29:06 PM

Konami is tied by their exclusivity deal with PS3, however long that lasts.  If there wasn't a deal, there wouldn't have been exclusivity.  But Microsoft may have slipped them something, not money, necessarily, but incentives, to let the word slip.

I don't think this makes sense based on your premise- do you think software and/or hardware sales are more likely to happen in the holiday season or Spring or Summer next year?  Personally, I think it's the holiday season.  So people likely to buy MGS4 (especially those willing to buy an entire system to get the game) are more likely to buy it this year rather than next.  Given that, what kind of non-financial compensation is MS slipping to Konami to get them to make a "slip" that could cost them otherwise guaranteed holiday sales?  Sorry but that's just way too tin-foil hat for me.  The longer someone puts off a purchase, the less likely it is to happen.  MGS4 will be even more old-hat next summer than it is now.  Again, is the PS3 port of Bioshock going to attract even a small fraction of the buzz and sales that Bioshock on 360 last August did?  I seriously doubt it. 

Is a 360 port of MGS4 likely?  Absolutely.  One need only look at prior series history to see that.   The only Solid game not to be ported in some degree was MGS3 and that was probably only because the Xbox was a dead console when Subsistence was released.  Did a PR flunky maybe make an inadvertent slip of the tongue revealing it's existence?  Possibly.  Was this some sort of conspiracy on the part of MS and Konami. No way in hell IMO.  Will  any eventual 360 port have a notable impact on MGS4 software sales and Sony hardware sales from this point forward?  No, IMO.  MGS4 has already helped out Sony as much as it possibly can. 

So you don't think it odd at all that this comment came out exactly as we're heading into the big rush of holiday sales?

Also, where is the guarantee that this is coming next spring/summer versus next holiday?  PS3 is a dying console, there is a major financial crisis happening.  Konami may well be securing it's bottom line for future quarters, if they're confident enough in this one.  However, I think it more likely that Microsoft has made them some ad sales guarantee and that the slip is based on that.

These kind of major "oops" press releases are common business practice.  It's not tin foil hat stuff.  Also, I thought this comment came from the top, not some intern at Konami.
13511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 N00b Has Questions on: October 15, 2008, 04:32:36 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 15, 2008, 03:30:40 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 15, 2008, 09:17:39 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on October 14, 2008, 02:13:32 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 13, 2008, 04:01:36 PM

They just announced that the shutdown after download is coming in the 2.50 firmware!
Hopefully 2.60 firmware will introduce shutdown after download and install.
The new firmware is going to let you decide when your PS3 will shut itself down.  Don't know how that's going to work-hopefully after a certain period of inactivity because my roommate is constantly pausing his movies and then just leaving it on all night long.
Right, but then when you power your PS3 on the next day you'll still have to manually hit the install button on everything that was downloaded, and the installations takes several minutes each.

I want to be able to queue up 5 demos and have the PS3 automatically download them, install them, then shut down the system so that when I next sit down on my couch I can instantly play.

Honestly, it's ridiculous that it doesn't just do this. 

I've downloaded the demo.  Now let me think if I want to install it...hmmm...of course I want to fucking install it!  Why do you think I downloaded it in the first place?!
13512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 04:29:06 PM

Quote from: Darth Homer on October 15, 2008, 03:56:31 PM

Ugh...I meant XIII not XII  saywhat  Long day already...

I agree with you about LBP to a point.  At first, it's going to sell through the PS3 base, but the more I read about this game, and the more I hear on podcasts, I can see this game building a ton of momentum the longer it is out.  I think this is one of those word of mouth games that could do to the industry what Guitar Hero did.

Brian

No way on LBP.  From the reviews I've seen, it's a brilliant game that, on the surface, appeals to the casual gamer, but the slightly floaty controls and z-axis issues will keep that crowd from embracing it fully.  More importantly, one of the key features, the level creation tool, is not something the casual gamer is going to jump into.

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 15, 2008, 03:54:38 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 03:17:39 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 15, 2008, 02:55:13 PM

Seriously, folks, this has zero impact on PS3 sales.
The VAST majority of sales for most games is in the first couple of weeks.
By far, the majority of people who would buy a PS3 for it already have it, and have for months.

That would be true in a wonderful economy.  I know a number of people who were waiting for the holiday to pick up a MGS4/PS3 bundle.  The timing of this non-announcement isn't coincidental.


Huh?  So Konami is sacrificing guaranteed, cash-in-hand holiday purchases this year for nebulous maybe purchases sometime next year?  I seriously doubt it.

And anecdotal evidence isn't much in these situations- almost every game has the capacity to be a system seller for someone.  I'm sure that someone is buying a 360 this week because Saints Row 2 came out.  But if you look at real historical sales data, software's ability to have an impact on hardware is almost only in the first couple of months of release of the software.  The outliers (like Wii Sports' ability to still sell Wiis) are typically very much oriented at the casual consumer, not the hardcore MGS4, Halo, Gears, etc fans.  

Konami could announce a MGS4 360 port today for release in November and I doubt it would make much of a dent in Sony's holiday hardware sales.  

Konami is tied by their exclusivity deal with PS3, however long that lasts.  If there wasn't a deal, there wouldn't have been exclusivity.  But Microsoft may have slipped them something, not money, necessarily, but incentives, to let the word slip.

Retail sales have been plummeting in the second half of this year (not just in the last few weeks), according to a news item I saw today.  People are waiting to make big purchases, like a shiny new PS3.  Honestly, if I hadn't picked up mine in March, I never would have bought one.  Just 'cause a game is a system seller for an individual, doesn't mean that individual is buying the system.  Sometimes they have to wait for a Christmas or Birthday, for example, or even a nebulous "someday." 
13513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 03:17:39 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 15, 2008, 02:55:13 PM

Seriously, folks, this has zero impact on PS3 sales.
The VAST majority of sales for most games is in the first couple of weeks.
By far, the majority of people who would buy a PS3 for it already have it, and have for months.

That would be true in a wonderful economy.  I know a number of people who were waiting for the holiday to pick up a MGS4/PS3 bundle.  The timing of this non-announcement isn't coincidental.
13514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space on: October 15, 2008, 03:12:17 PM
If anyone hears of Dead Space appearing at Toys R Us, please let me know.  According to the website, it's not coming 'til next week, but I'd love to use the 2/3 sale to get it and Saints Row 2 plus a bonus game (probably Lego Batman).
13515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Endwar RTS on: October 15, 2008, 02:36:13 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 15, 2008, 02:12:05 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 15, 2008, 01:42:42 PM

The demo is up on XBLM.  1.64 GB!

Damn.

I don't think I have that much room left on my drive.  icon_eek

Cool, then you can get a free Memory Card or refurb $20 HDD!

I tried the demo.  Very cool.  Did the whole thing with voice command, which worked pretty close to flawlessly.  My only complaints are that I wish there was an "All Units" command (I thought you could say "All tanks..." and the like, but I saw nothing in the demo), and that there was a "View Map" command.  Maybe those are in there, but I didn't see them.

Still, cool as this is, I think I'll be able to wait until next year and a price drop.
13516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 02:33:48 PM

Quote from: Purge on October 15, 2008, 02:12:43 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 15, 2008, 02:01:59 PM

LOL that picture is awesome and so true.  If  MGS comes out on the 360 two years after the PS3 then does it really even matter anymore?

Well, I suppose if they announced a June 12, 2010 release then we'd be concerned with that, wouldn't we? We haven't even hit six months yet.

That's not even true.  If they make the announcement it would still have an effect, even if it was coming in 2011 or 2012. 

I haven't bought MGS4 yet (needing a break after plowing through MGS2&3).  I was waiting until after the onslaught and to see if/when a MGS 4: Sustainable, or whatever they'll call the inevitable rehash, gets released.  Now, I'll be waiting to see how the 360 version pans out. 

A lot of people are now putting off the PS3 purchase because of this news.
13517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN] Linger in shadows on: October 15, 2008, 02:16:39 PM
I downloaded this, having seen some reviews that were quite positive.  I wasn't expecting a game at all, and it isn't, though there are things you have to do to "move forward with the story."  I got through the whole six minutes.  I have three things to say: W and T and F?!

This is all kinds of weird.

On top of it all, I got 66% of the trophies.  That's right for some reason there are trophies in this non-game.  I found a couple of hidden "greetings" (which I have since learned are some kind of nod to groups in the demoscene community), and there are more to discover as is clear from an in-game display...or in-non-game display, I guess.

Anyway, if flying beagles and glaring cats sitting high above a modern city overlooked by a Garden-of-Good-and-Evil statue surrounded by greek columns seemingly awaiting a visit from the Lost smoke monster, a Matrix Sentinel and the sand storm face from The Mummy are your thing, give it a try.
13518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tom Clancy's Endwar RTS on: October 15, 2008, 01:42:42 PM
The demo is up on XBLM.  1.64 GB!
13519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 and PSP Firmware on Wed 10/15 on: October 15, 2008, 04:35:30 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 15, 2008, 04:08:31 AM

Quote from: KePoW on October 15, 2008, 03:22:23 AM

2.50 is up now.

Beat me to it!

I'm waiting to make sure it doesn't bork PS3s before getting it.
13520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] MGS4 on: October 15, 2008, 03:45:59 AM

Quote from: disarm on October 15, 2008, 03:12:52 AM

and the rumor circulates yet again...

Quote from: whiteboyskim on October 15, 2008, 02:35:38 AM

I could see one of the achievements being: Sat through each and every single cinematic without skipping them. 20 pts.

in all seriousness, anyone who doesn't sit through every cinematic the first time they play through MGS4 is doing themself a serious disservice...few are really that long, and they're all absolutely fantastic.  i can honestly say that i would have earned that trophy on my playthrough if it were possible icon_cool

The MGS series is one of the few where the cutscenes are better than the gameplay.
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