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13601  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher on: December 10, 2007, 03:00:32 PM

Quote from: Fellow on December 03, 2007, 07:30:38 AM

Ayup, I've basically put the game on hold until next weekend when the new patch is supposed to pop up. Those loading times were really starting to be a bit of an annoyance.

Any word on that patch?  I'm locking up very early into the game and can't proceed past a certain point.
13602  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings [DS] on: December 09, 2007, 03:34:04 PM
I've been playing it, and this is exactly what I want in a handheld game.  Any more complicated and I wouldn't be able to keep coming back to it.
13603  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hell Yeah, Godzilla Unleashed (Wii,DS,PSP) on: December 08, 2007, 10:54:23 PM
It is out, but the reviews haven't been kind.  Play magazine is the only one who's liked it (with 8/10).  The other reviews have been in the 4s and 5s.

Games Radar gave it a 5/10, saying:
Quote
Between these random inadequacies and the shabby controls, there's just not enough reason for non-hardcore Godzilla fans to bother with this. Too bad. The King of the Monsters deserves better.
GOOD:
Lotsa monsters
Customizable multiplay
Playing as the carpet poodle

BAD:
Wii controls
Takes forever to unlock everything
Too few game modes 
13604  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo line up for Q1 2008 on: December 07, 2007, 01:27:52 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on December 06, 2007, 09:53:04 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on December 06, 2007, 09:42:48 PM

It Stinks.



Aren't a few of those games already out?

Yeah it's an EU list. Metallicorphan forgets that us Yanks get stuff a lot sooner than he does.

Hello..?  [Tap Tap]  Is this thing on?
13605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo line up for Q1 2008 on: December 06, 2007, 09:40:45 PM
Zak & Wiki..?  Wait a minute, is this some kind of fruity European list?  This doesn't help Americans, therefore it's useless. ban
13606  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zero Punctuation reviews Assassin's Creed on: December 05, 2007, 09:55:11 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on December 05, 2007, 09:00:36 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 05, 2007, 08:06:34 PM

The part about the horse really hits home for me because I kept thinking the same thing.  In fact, I have no clue why they even make you ride out to the city in the first place as it serves no real purpose, takes forever, and you have to slow your damned horse down all the time.

Reading the very frank posts by an AC team member on QT3 has made it very clear that the game came together almost at the last minute.  That it's as good as it is (and as technically proficient) is a testament to the skill of Ubi Montreal but it's incredibly apparent that there wasn't time to flesh out a lot of the game.  In the case of The Kingdom I imagine it was a case of either:

1) There was more extensive gameplay planned for it but wasn't implemented due to time constraints.  But since it was so painstakingly modeled it was thrown in there not to "waste" it despite the lack of intended content.

2) They were so enraptured with a Hyrlule Field-esque hub that they built it before they thought about how they would flesh it out and then ran out of time. 

Or it was put in for people like me who love collecting things and are looking for more packages, er, flags and Templars to kill.
13607  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Zero Punctuation reviews Assassin's Creed on: December 05, 2007, 08:50:32 PM
By the way, I only recently realized that this guy is pretty big in the amature adventure game scene.  He's designed a number of games in his Trilby series (5 Days a Stranger is the first one).  Very old school and very clever.  If you love adventure games, give 'em a go.
13608  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/3) on: December 03, 2007, 06:06:22 PM
Maybe Godzilla Unleashed.

I would get DDR Universe 2 if you could get it without the bundle.
13609  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Witcher on: November 30, 2007, 11:02:27 PM

Quote from: namatoki on November 20, 2007, 06:03:31 PM

I finished the game the other night as well. Not sure if I got a "bad" ending but it seemed kind of short and left me with a "WTF?" moment. :o

How do you add the little spoiler button? I want to ask others who finished the game what path they chose and what ending they got.

How long did it take?
13610  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Turns out the new refurb Xboxes? Not so much any better than the old ones on: November 30, 2007, 10:35:20 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on November 30, 2007, 10:28:05 PM

Yeah... you would think that considering their acknowledged issues, and having to send out replacements, there would be a simple workaround for this.

Not to mention if you get the larger hard drive, or grab an elite.

I actually switched to the larger hard drive with no problems.  I also didn't have any issues the last time I had my 360 replaced.

I'm more curious about my other question, though.  Thoughts?
13611  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Turns out the new refurb Xboxes? Not so much any better than the old ones on: November 30, 2007, 06:15:23 PM
I did the Costco thing while waiting for 360 #2 to come back.  But here's the thing.  The Costco one I got is HDMI (from the Aug 07 batch, I think).  The replacement is not.  Would it come back to haunt me if I took the replacement back and kept the HDMI unit?  Is it worth it (I don't remember when the "good" HDMI units started getting made)?

Also, on a side note, on my replacement 360, my Arcade games aren't showing up as purchased anymore.  Eventually, I'll call MS about that, but in the meantime, does anyone know the steps to correct this?  I'll need to decide on the paragraph above before I take those steps.
13612  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 30, 2007, 04:45:12 AM
Played with my wife and daughter tonight.  The wife has been avoiding GH since it came out, but she heard us rocking out to the Clash and OK GO, and she wanted in.  We continued to play for an hour and would have played longer, but had to eat.  We got another half hour in after dinner, but then it was the 4 year old's bedtime.  The kid was tanking our score anyway.  We secretly didn't select a singer for her on our last session, but let her dance and sing anyway.  Cruel, yes, but my wife got a 99% and is now entirely hooked.
13613  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Leisure Suit Larry Game in 2008 on: November 29, 2007, 08:37:33 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 29, 2007, 07:51:33 PM

Quote from: Pong on November 29, 2007, 02:50:28 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 28, 2007, 12:52:19 AM

Quote from: rickfc on November 27, 2007, 09:56:11 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 27, 2007, 09:52:08 PM

+ LSL3
Didn't have like a trivia thing at the beginning to verify your age in order to show nudity or not?  I remember my brother and I trying that over and over to get the right answers...

Actually, if I remember right, all of the older LSL games had that type of 'protection' to make sure you're old enough to play.

Problem was that non-americans couldn't answer most of the questionss (at least my dad couldn't Tongue ) but off course there was ctrl-alt-x or whatever combination it was so you could skip.

I miss the great days of the adventure genre, too bad it's pretty much dead now frown

Dead??  Ice Station Santa says not quite!

I also still say we'll see a resurgence on the Wii soon.
13614  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Upcoming Releases on: November 29, 2007, 08:33:53 PM

Quote from: Eightball on November 29, 2007, 08:30:13 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 29, 2007, 07:11:26 PM

Rainbox 6: Vegas 2 in March.

Seriously?  Worst name ever.  That's awful.

Again, I must refer you to this game: http://www.legendarythebox.com/
13615  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Leisure Suit Larry Game in 2008 on: November 28, 2007, 04:43:29 AM
I really just hope Al Lowe is involved somehow.
13616  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings [DS] on: November 28, 2007, 04:43:08 AM
More specifically, is this a new story that doesn't rely on knowledge of the past game or is it a sequel/spin-off that works a lot better having played the other one?
13617  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Transferring Xbox saved games to 360 on: November 28, 2007, 04:30:14 AM
Actually, get the Xport instead of the XSata.  That way you don't have to move your whole console to the computer, just the HDD.

http://us.codejunkies.com/news_reviews.asp?c=GB&cr=&cs=&r=0&l=&i=9115&p=22&s=8
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-df-49-en-15-xport-70-1vj2.html

You still need the Xbox memory card, but the XPort comes with a program to transfer info (and a dongle for the mem card).

It's surprisingly not complicated, but some saves cannot be moved.  That'll lead to frustration.  If you ever discover a way to move "locked' saves from the Xbox, let me know.

13618  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Leisure Suit Larry Game in 2008 on: November 27, 2007, 10:30:59 PM
I always loved the LSL games.  Even liked the last one, but I bailed on it about halfway in.

I'm hoping it'll be more adventure based and less mini-game centric, but I know I'm a dreamer.

It'd be great on the Wii.
13619  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 BC Update! Nov 2007 on: November 27, 2007, 06:07:08 PM
Yowza!  There's a new update to the backwards compatibility list!

Lots of games, not a lot to get excited about, though.  I'm personally pleased to see Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb and Demon Stone on there.

Probably some sports games to get excited about, too.

2006 FIFA World Cup™
25 to Life™
AMF Bowling 2004
APEX™
Arena Football™
Armed and Dangerous™
Baldur's Gate™: Dark Alliance™
The Bard's Tale™
Batman™: Rise of Sin Tzu™
Bionicle®
Blade II
Blinx™: The Timesweeper™
Blitz: The League
Blood Omen 2
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2
Championship Manager 2006
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Colin McRae Rally 2005™
Crime Life Gang Wars
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2™
Demon Stone™
Dungeons & Dragons®: Heroes™
EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
ESPN College Hoops 2K5
ESPN NFL 2K5
Fantastic Four
FIFA Soccer 06
Final Fight Streetwise™
Freedom Fighters™
Freestyle Street Soccer™
Future Tactics: The Uprising
Godzilla®: Destroy All Monsters Melee
Godzilla: Save The Earth
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™
Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball Max'd
The Guy Game
High Heat Baseball 2004
Hunter: The Reckoning®
Indiana Jones™ and the Emperor's Tomb™
MLB® SlugFest®: Loaded
MVP Baseball™ 2003
MVP Baseball 2004
NASCAR Thunder™ 2002
NASCAR Thunder 2003
NBA® Ballers™
NBA Inside Drive 2002
NBA 2K32 
NBA Street V3
NCAA College Basketball 2K3
NCAA March Madness 06
NCAA® March Madness™ 2005
NFL 2K2
NFL 2K3
NHL 2005
NHL 2K3
NHL Hitz™ 2003
NHL Hitz Pro
NightCaster
NTRA Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
Playboy The Mansion
RLH
Robin Hood Defender of the Crown®
Rocky™
Rugby 2006
Shattered Union
Shrek® Super Party!
Starsky & Hutch
Star Wars Jedi Starfighter™
Syberia II
Terminator® 3: Rise of the Machines
Test Drive
Thousand Land
Thrillville™
Tom and Jerry: War of the Whiskers
Turok: Evolution™
Van Helsing™
WarPath
Worms 3D
Zathura
13620  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/26) on: November 27, 2007, 03:11:03 AM

Quote from: Zekester on November 27, 2007, 01:02:36 AM

Godzilla: Unleashed was unleashed to stores today.

Unfortunately, after a couple minutes play time, it's pretty much the same game as Melee and StE  crybaby

The Wii version is still showing as next week.  Where did you find it?
13621  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings [DS] on: November 27, 2007, 12:58:45 AM
I enjoy charm and easy combat.  My only question is, given that I never played FFXII on the PS2, will I be utterly lost?
13622  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 26, 2007, 11:09:08 PM
I picked it up (using my GHIII controller - I'll get the drums in February when they arrive).  Man, it's going to be hard to go back to GHIII after playing this.  Superior in just about every way. 

Personally, I love the easier challenge of it, too.  I missed one note in "Should I Stay..." on the first playthrough.  One freakin' note.  That was immensely satisfying.  Of course, I kept playing, trying to get a perfect, but it hasn't happened yet.

So far, I like the track list overwhelmingly over GHIII (and GHII).  I can't think of a single set in the earlier games that didn't have a clunker in it.  I like every single song in the first two sets in Rock Band.

Really, my only complaint is that the footage of the band playing is exactly the same every playthrough of a song.  That got kind of annoying going for the perfect on that Clash song.
13623  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This is the Way Customer Service Should Be on: November 26, 2007, 11:01:45 PM

Quote from: Ridah on November 26, 2007, 09:44:05 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 26, 2007, 09:14:41 PM

I'm not sure why you would think that the company would want inferior employees.
That doesn't make much sense. Now if you want to argue they don't do enough to keep
their best people, that's a different discussion altogether.

They may not WANT inferior employees but they certainly have not built a business model that attracts quality people, its called wage efficiency. GameStop pays low wages so they generally get inexperienced employees, higher internal theft, high turnover rate, and everything else that comes with paying inefficient wages. The only reason you get some decent GameStop/EB locations is because some people are passionate about what they do and love working with video games, which is probably your own personal case, is it not?

Take myself for example. Directly prior to taking a store management position at Gamestop, I was an assistant manager at Walgreens. The starting pay for the store manager position at GS was less than what I was making at Walgreens as an assistant manager. However, I was willing to take the pay cut because, as I reasoned with anyone who couldn't understand, I would rather work with video games than groceries and bathroom supplies for less pay any day.

Exactly. 

Also, though, I didn't say they wanted inferior employees.  They are extremely satisfied with the shift to non-gamers as employees.  They want superior salespeople who could push any unnecessary upgrade on uncaring mothers buying "That Nintendo Thing" for their kids.  The corporation doesn't care about people who can go on for pages about games they love and stores they don't, as long as Jane Checkbook keeps coming in and buying Replacement Guarantees.  They can train uncaring monkeys to sell like that, but they can't retrain the intelligent people who care about gaming.  Ergo, bye bye good stores and words like "Goobye and thanks for coming," and hello "Bring in your trades."
13624  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/26) on: November 26, 2007, 10:52:40 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 26, 2007, 08:16:23 PM

galaxy wars ds could be a bunch of fun

If it's anything like the Wii version it should be.  Impossibly, they've upped the addiction factor.
13625  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Prediction: Wii Sells Even Less than the Gamecube on: November 26, 2007, 07:48:56 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on November 26, 2007, 07:04:38 PM

I dunno.  I have a couple of friends who bough Wiis a while ago and they don't really play them anymore.  Also, the Gamecube was a pretty weak console, wasn't it?  Finally, shouldn't it be fewer than the Gamecube?

It would be fewer consoles, but speaking in an unquanitifiable, which the post seems to be doing, less is acceptable.
13626  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Star Trek: Conquest... ? on: November 26, 2007, 06:47:16 PM
I, too, am very curious about this, but doubtful.  I'm hoping someone gives it a go.
13627  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This is the Way Customer Service Should Be on: November 26, 2007, 06:08:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 26, 2007, 05:59:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 26, 2007, 04:40:33 PM

But, see, corporate policies are weeding out the good stores and turning them into bad ones. 
<snip>
As a corporation, GS/EB doesn't want employees who are knowledgeable of the video game world.

We may just have to agree to disagree on that part. From my POV, the company takes tremendous pride
in their sales force, and the passion that it has for games. They actually spent considerable time talking
about this very thing at this year's conference.


Well, what are they going to say, "We hate our customers?"

Drug companies trumpet how much they're changing customer's lives at every single national meeting I've been to.  They rarely talk about how much damage they do in third world countries or how they're recent products may have killed some people, except in how it relates to PR.

My real world evidence trumps the corporate speak, I'm afraid.  So, yes, we will have to agree to disagree.
13628  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This is the Way Customer Service Should Be on: November 26, 2007, 05:45:35 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 26, 2007, 04:49:14 PM

I have a good store, and that's all that counts.

It's a wonder your companion cube doesn't hate you. icon_wink
13629  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best place to buy mobile phone games? on: November 26, 2007, 04:57:21 PM
I'm on AT&T now (my wife recieved an iPhone as a free gift from her boss - most expensive gift ever, as it cost us $350 to drop out of our Verizon plan).

I need to stockpile my Razor V3 with games.  I don't want all of these games to appear on the bill and give my wife sticker shock.  Is there a way to pay for the games online and download them to the phone?  Verizon would not let you do that, but I seem to remember Cingular/AT&T would.  I'm just not sure how.
13630  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Prediction: Wii Sells Even Less than the Gamecube on: November 26, 2007, 04:53:40 PM
I just thought I'd dust off this prediction for comedic effect.

And for the frightening return of Lord Ebonstone.  BRRR.
13631  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: This is the Way Customer Service Should Be on: November 26, 2007, 04:40:33 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 26, 2007, 02:41:58 AM

As I've said many times, a store is only good as its employees.
There are great stores out there and not so great ones.
It can be frustrating at times when a bad experience for someone translates to "Gamestop sucks".
There are those of us out there (like the person you encountered) that care a lot about our customers and what we do.

Really glad to hear you had a good experience.

But, see, corporate policies are weeding out the good stores and turning them into bad ones.  We have five stores within a twenty minute drive.  There is one that has kept the good employees fromk the "good old days."  But even that store has had its hands tied so far as what they are allowed to say and do.  And I've talked to the employees.  They are disheartened at best, frustrated at worst.  And it makes it tough for them to stay around.

As a corporation, GS/EB doesn't want employees who are knowledgeable of the video game world.  In all of the stores near me, there is one guy remaining who actually has a decent knowledge of what gaming is about, about what games are coming for which system, which ones are good and worth your attention.  And I have even heard that guy answer questions like, "What about Lair?  Is that a good game?" with "Yes, it's very popular."   That's not the best example, but I know it hurts him to do that. 

The company would rather have people like my friend's new manager who was behind the counter the other day when I asked if the new light gun game for the Wii had come in yet, but it wasn't Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles or Link's Crossbow Training.  His response was that those were the only light gun games for the Wii.  I informed him that Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 also had a light gun segment and that there was this other game...Ghost something.  He looked me right in the eye and said, "There are no other light gun games."  I finally remembered that it was Ghost Squad.  He finally realized that I wasn't going to leave until he put some effort in and looked it up.  His face lit up, as though he had somehow won this little exchange.  He said, "Ghost Squad.  Oh, yeah.  That comes out tomorrow.  You should pre-order that."  He muttered something about remembering it was some sort of haunted house game, and I informed him that it was a tactical squad based on-rails lightgun game.  And I left.  The thing that bothered me most about this exchange was that we spent five to ten minutes in which he specifically was deflecting responsibility and actively not helping me.  If my friend had been there, even if he hadn't heard of the game, I would have had the info in under two minutes.

This friend still does things like slip me pre-order bonuses and tchotchkes because he knows I buy a crap of a lot of games and it would be good to have me keep coming back. 

There was a time when every manager and steady employee would do the same.  I had a manager give me an Xbox that he'd received free at some manager event, because he knew that I would instantly spend about $500 on games and accessories.  That is incredible.  But now that guy is long gone.

The point is, I'm happy some of you have good stores, but don't get angry when the rest of us complain.  Look at the number of complaints, apart from you, it's nearly universal.  That should tell you it's not just a few bad apples.  Also, the argument that it's not the company, it's the employees doesn't really wash, because it is the company that's ruining the employees.  I hope it never happens to your store, but I suspect that it just hasn't happenend yet.
13632  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/26) on: November 26, 2007, 04:16:00 PM
I'm hoping Cranium Kabookii is decent, but otherwise there's nothing to see here.  Move along.
13633  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question about Mario & Sonic ... Olympics on: November 26, 2007, 04:14:14 PM
There is definite skill involved.  It is the kind of game an older brother would wail on his kid sister with.

That said, it is fun for kids.  My four year old enjoys it quite a bit.

However, there is nothing that approaches Mario Party 8 for her, but you might try Monkey Ball Banana Blitz or even Sonic and the Secret Rings.  She's even had fun with friends playing Carnival Games.

This week, Cranium Kabooki comes out.  I hope it's halfway decent.
13634  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 04:37:10 PM

Quote from: DragonFyre on November 21, 2007, 02:45:05 PM

The drums are effing HUGE.

Do they collapse and store easily or no?
13635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: November 21, 2007, 12:47:44 AM
How much space does the drum kit take up?  Does it collapse into a manageable form or do you have to take it completely apart for storage?  I'm thinking of buying the game and waiting for the drum kit to become available, tackling the guitar/bass solo career (and vocal if someone can get the headset mic working).  If the drums are just unmanagable, though, I'm not going to bother, probably.

I'm also wondering how entertaining this'll be single player-wise.  My wife doesn't seem interested, and I don't think I can convince Jade Raymond to come play with me.
13636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters - Now with Stay Puft Awesomeness on: November 20, 2007, 01:45:06 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 19, 2007, 04:51:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2007, 02:18:44 AM

thus dawned the day when Depward found himself shunned from the community, and great was his woe as he wandered out into the Land of Nod.

Verily.

Depward?  Who's Depward?  I don't know any Depward.
13637  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/19) on: November 19, 2007, 04:51:11 PM
Isn't Time Crisis 4 coming for the 360?

360:
Mass Effect - YES
Rock Band - Don't think I can justify the price, space it takes up and lack of people to play with, but the reviews are swaying me, pathetically
Undertow - YES

Wii:
AMF Bowling Pinbusters! - Possible, but unlikely
Geometry Wars: Galaxies - YES, unless the reviews say there's not enough meat there, or it's too hard
Ghost Squad - YES
Link's Crossbow Training - YES, though I've been hearing the Zapper itself is a little underwhelming...I preferred the gun style to the rifle style
Soulcalibur Legends - YES
Trauma Center: New Blood - YES, damn the Wii's having a kick-ass end of the year


DS:
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings - YES
Mario Party DS - MAYBE, but probably not, unless the SP reviews are good
13638  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Mario Galaxy impressions on: November 18, 2007, 03:12:59 PM

Quote from: Chaz on November 18, 2007, 05:30:56 AM

Rocky Road was frigging hard for my platform-disabled brain, but I managed to get through it.  Fortunately, there was a 1-up placed mid-level such that you had to work to get it, but it wasn't way out of the way, so the retries didn't wind up taking a chunk out of your extra guy reserves.  I think it seemed harder because it was drastically more difficult than the rest of the game up to then.

So far, I'm about 17 stars in.  I just opened up the second boss level, but have three stars on another galaxy before I get there.  I love the variety.  One second, I'm running around in a nice green area with trees and water.  Next minute, I'm getting Mario stuck in snot bushes, and pulling them back to fling him into the next snot bush, which are all floating on asteroids in the middle of space.  Very good game.

Of course, we seem to have a lot of those.  Got Mario on Tuesday, got Rock Band yesterday, and today I was finally able to pick up Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed, and Zack and Wikki, have Mass Effect coming in the mail as soon as it gets here, and I moved my Rock Band preorder over to Trauma Center 2.  Good lord, that's a lot of games.

I had similar challenges with Rocky Road.
13639  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blacksite impressions on: November 17, 2007, 03:38:13 PM
They definitely waited too long to drop in the aliens.  The first odd bad guy you see isn't very impressive, either (and I don't think it's an alien).

The problem is in comparison, but that's true for any game that's not COD4 or AC or even Halo 3 or Bioshock or any of the uber-impressive games that are out.  Hopefully the bar has been raised for future games.

But as long as you understand that it's not those games and is just a "standard shooter," it's actually kind of fun, IMO.
13640  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ghostbusters - Now with Stay Puft Awesomeness on: November 16, 2007, 06:19:07 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 16, 2007, 05:55:14 PM

Quote
In addition, film scribes Aykroyd and Ramis will pen a story for the vidgame that takes place in the early '90s, after "Ghostbusters II," during a new ghoul invasion of New York City.

Yeah... I'm thinking that #1- we all saw GB2 and it sucked, and #2- they might want to pretend GB2 never happened.

This might be a case where the game company would likely do a much, much better job.

And PS, Gigli is not better than anything whatsoever.  If someone thinks it's better than GhostBusters... go downtown and turn in your penis.

Hell, you don't even need a penis to love Ghostbusters.  I know plenty of women who love it.

I was in Manhattan about six months ago with my 4 year old daughter.  Way downtown.  When we headed back to the parking lot, I noticed this small, thin building with a red door across the street.  I just about geeksploded.  I asked the attendant and, sure enough, it was the Ghostbusters HQ.  I had to explain it to my kid, but had to add that she had to wait to see the movie (she'd never make it past the librarian).

The quotes that probably drop into real life most often for me are:

"...dogs and cats living together.  Mass hysteria!" (my wife actually said this just the other day)
"Nice shot, Tex!"
and
"I'm right in the middle of something, Ray!" with added slap to addressee's head.


Oh, and there was no Ghostbusters II.  Never happened.
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