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14161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] I'm so pumped for Discs of Tron! on: August 30, 2007, 09:25:21 PM
Q3 2007, apparently.  It was announced three months ago.

I'm still waiting on Hoopworld, which was announced at launch.
14162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XBLM] Timeshift Demo now available on: August 30, 2007, 09:23:06 PM
Hey, they delayed this enough I'm hoping it's better than the PC demo I played forever ago.

Then again, it could be over-homogenized.
14163  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 30, 2007, 07:20:37 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 30, 2007, 06:30:17 PM

tell you one thing i couldnt understand.....was why did you have control of Shu's grandfather at the beginning,you must of been in control of him for like a minute at the most<<<or is that what you meant Kathode?

It depends how much you wander around talking to the other people on the platform, but, yeah, that should have been a cutscene.
14164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 30, 2007, 07:18:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2007, 07:07:07 PM

Quote from: Calvin on August 30, 2007, 05:56:01 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2007, 05:42:35 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 30, 2007, 05:02:08 PM

i was actually bummed when the demo ended.  that doesn't happen all that often. 

I was really looking forward to spanking some Kraut ass-  stupid teases.
You played on PC right CK? I found it controlled MUCH better.

yeah, I'll be getting the PC version.  better controls + better graphics = FTW.

I always read FTW as a garbled version of WTF.
14165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 30, 2007, 05:34:23 PM
Does anyone know if these upgrades are going to carry over from mission to mission, or will you have to do it again on each level?
14166  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orange Box: Meet the Soldier video on: August 30, 2007, 03:16:18 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 30, 2007, 03:02:57 PM

i heard WAR can do that to a man

Or at least a FARM.
14167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 30, 2007, 03:15:38 PM
Regarding Gamespot, I get the feeling that after the reviewer backlash that happened a few months back, they've shifted their scoring a bit.  They've been rating things they used to give an 8 to as a 7 lately, it seems to me.
14168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP]Dead Head Fred? on: August 30, 2007, 03:13:51 PM
Games Radar liked it okay, though they think it may be too "cult."  Score: 7

http://www.gamesradar.com/us/psp/game/reviews/article.jsp?articleId=200708299531716079&sectionId=1000&pageId=2007082995551680071

So did Gamespy: 4/5

http://psp.gamespy.com/playstation-portable/dead-head-fred/816855p1.html
14169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP]Dead Head Fred? on: August 30, 2007, 03:01:59 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 30, 2007, 09:26:44 AM

Dr Cox is cool in Scrubs

He's no Rik Mayall, though.
14170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A soccer RPG from Level 5 on: August 30, 2007, 03:00:02 PM
Keep in mind that the Mario Golf and Mario Tennis games on the handhelds were also RPGs.  They were a lot of fun.  Why they never did that for the console versions is beyond me.  I'm looking forward to this.

Also, Professor Layton has been getting a lot of buzz in the Adventure Game community (yes, such a thing actually still exists).  It looks very cool.
14171  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Orange Box: Meet the Soldier video on: August 30, 2007, 02:55:48 PM
Has anyone watched the Meet the Soldier video for Team Fortress 2?  Maybe it's just because I'm really tired today, but I thought it was very funny.
14172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Carnival Games on: August 30, 2007, 04:02:19 AM
I sacrificed myself for you guys and bought it.

When I saw the Global Star logo, I thought I was in for it.  Ugh.  Bad company.  But they did make Scaler, which I liked.  This game is better than you'd think.  The graphics are a little goofy.  Everyone has hands but no arms.  No one's mouths move.  They've got limited but mildly interesting options for designing your own character.  Everything is bright and colorful and relatively jaggy-free, though.  The game actually does seem to have a style to it.

There's something about the setting that's a little empty feeling, even though there are armless people wandering around in the background.  The background noises may be part of the blandness there.  Sound effects for the games are okay.  Nothing amazing, but they get the job done.

There are something like two dozen games in this thing.  Some of them need to be unlocked, and it looks like they may need to be unlocked in single player.  You probably won't play much single player, though.  My four year old was able to get most of the controls pretty well.  We played a handful of games before bed.  Milk Bottles, Coin Toss, Hoops, Test Your Strength, Frog Leap and, a personal favorite, Skee Ball.  She actually beat me at two of them (including skee ball) and tied me on most of the others.  I won Hoops with a lucky shot and Test Your Strength is suprisingly exhausting, so she didn't really have a chance there.  All of the games controlled differently, and all of them felt more or less like they should.  I had some trouble with some controls after she went to bed (Hole in One and Squirrel Plinko in particular), but it may just be that I missed something.

In single player, you unlock prizes, but they don't seem to be worth anything except bragging rights.  You also win tickets which can be spent on some of the games.

We definitely had fun and I can see us playing quite a few more times, too.

Keep in mind this is a very early, rough set of impressions.  I don't want to lead anyone down a bad path as happened with Boogie, which seemed great at first blush but became steadily less so with more play (especially once I tried the broken karaoke and lame single player).  At this point, my guess would be tha most folks won't want to spend the full $40 for it.  But at $20, I'll bet anyone could have fun.  Maybe even at $30, if you know there are people coming over.
14173  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman: Ignition! on: August 29, 2007, 09:16:35 PM
I've now played through the first movie, a stunt show and a commercial (even threaded a few of those).  What a fantastic game.  It has that great game quality that makes you want to play just one more time, and suddenly you've played for an hour.  Like the first Burnout, for a similarity in racing games.

I completed the first movie, Aftershock, and as a result, I was rewarded with a trailer for the film!  Brilliant.  The only drawback is that the trailer seems to be pre-rendered, so it's not filled with the driving you actually did, but it runs through a lot of the cool moves you did, so it's still pretty great.

I haven't even touched MP yet or the construction arena, but supposedly those are good too.

If you're on the fence, go get it.
14174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 29, 2007, 08:11:05 PM

Quote from: Kratz on August 29, 2007, 07:24:40 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 28, 2007, 03:05:24 AM

There was that big rush of Vietnam games not too long back, but nobody really seemed interested. 

The problem was that none of them were very good.

Viet Cong was great, and we played the hell out of it, but it had all sorts of little issues, and Viet Cong 2 was pretty much unplayable.

Yeah, Viet Cong really hit the mark, technical problems aside.  Nothing else came close.
14175  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EGM rumors - Okami on Wii and Kingdom Hearts games on: August 29, 2007, 04:15:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 29, 2007, 03:39:41 PM

Quote from: JCC on August 29, 2007, 03:20:40 PM

I'm not sure if I'll bite on Okam-Wii (sorry) or not. It was great, but so brutally overlong. I would be a lot more excited about a sequel for the Wii rather than just a remake.


if they're really bringing it over maybe they could tighten the story up some.  I didn't get that far before I got rid of my PS2 but I've always figured I'd pick it up again.

Yeah, 'cause that's what whiny fanboys are always asking for in a game...fewer levels.
14176  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Glitch? (possible minor spoilers) on: August 29, 2007, 02:56:17 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 29, 2007, 02:40:17 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 29, 2007, 01:39:22 PM

You'll have plenty by the time you finish the game. I know I did.

I was trying to conserve it, but it became like money- I just had too much of it.

Now I really wish I'd been sparing the Little Sisters instead of Harvesting them.  I don't know why I trusted the guide more than my instincts.
14177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/27) on: August 29, 2007, 02:55:05 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 29, 2007, 01:34:06 PM

Well, this is a first - I'm bumping my own 'what are you buying' thread. Why?

Because of this:

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Content: Streets of Rage 2
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions

Dash Text: [ESRB: E (EVERYONE) Fantasy Violence] Single Player, Live Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). To commemorate their defeat of the Syndicate exactly one year before, Blaze, Adam and Axel went out to celebrate. The next morning, however, Axel received a frantic phone call from Adam's younger brother, Eddie 'Skate' Hunter. Blaze and Axel rushed over and found Adam and Skate's house wrecked and a picture of Adam chained to a wall at the feet of Mr. X. The city was returned to its nightmarish state and criminals were once again running rampant. Unable to contact their old friend in artillery, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate and Max Thunder to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate. It is up to you to take down Mr. X once and for all!.

Go buy one of the best 2D fighters EVER made. Now.

If I hadn't just bought this for the Wii VC, I'd be all over it.  As it is, I may do it anyway, just to save some Wii HD space.
14178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EGM rumors - Okami on Wii and Kingdom Hearts games on: August 29, 2007, 02:51:23 PM
It feels like Okami is coming home.  I'm glad I never played it.  I'm really looking forward to this.

I also never played Kingdom Hearts.  I hope the originals make it as well.

Now if we could just get Ico...
14179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Metroid Prime Corruption impressions on: August 29, 2007, 02:47:30 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 29, 2007, 03:54:35 AM


BTW - there's a way to tell your other Wii friends that you have the game and do...something involving that. Make sure you dig deep into the Extras screen and find it. Reminds me - I gotta get all those Friends codes in (ugh)...

Friends codes suck, but 
Spoiler for Hiden:
I want me a Mii bobble head.
14180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 29, 2007, 02:44:40 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on August 29, 2007, 02:31:03 PM

Grabbing this today as well... and not expecting to have much time with it either.  Probably start it and take a look at the opening, do the same with Dynasty Warriors Gundam and then play some COD4 beta.  <sigh> There are times when it sucks to have such a wide taste in games.

Same boat for me, except I'm not getting Gundam Warriors (or doing the COD4 beta).  I really want to finish Bioshock and Metroid Prime 3 before getting into a new game (RE4 Wii is getting attention, too...only a chapter and a half left).  And now Stuntman: Ignition keeps calling my name.
14181  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Glitch? (possible minor spoilers) on: August 29, 2007, 05:20:57 AM
I had it happen on the fish warf place, too, but I reloaded and said I'd come back to get that little sister later. She wasn't there when I came back (I think it had to do with facing the third little sister on the level).  Now I'm mad I gave up the extra Adam.
14182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Carnival Games on: August 29, 2007, 05:18:57 AM
This guy liked it: http://www.thefattytalks.com/2007/08/26/first-carnival-games-for-wii-review/

He says:
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this is a GREAT (not amazing) party game...At $39.99, this is my first game that I am proud to throw Wii Parties for.

Also, the Japanese game I was thinking of is Taiko Festival Master.  Not the same game, but similar.  http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3153659
14183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Carnival Games on: August 29, 2007, 03:06:30 AM
I'm interested, but I have vague memories of negative previews and/or reviews of a Japanese version.  Although I may be confusing it with another game.
14184  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 28, 2007, 09:24:05 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 28, 2007, 09:00:23 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on August 28, 2007, 07:58:57 PM

I'm pretty sure that Aeris just giggles at me and makes empty wallet noises at me when I get the call.

What exactly is an empty wallet noise anyway?  Tongue

The flutter of moth wings.
14185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLM]Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 demo now up on: August 28, 2007, 08:38:54 PM

Quote from: Calvin on August 28, 2007, 07:22:45 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 28, 2007, 05:36:23 PM

The demo was a little too short, IMO.  3 holes.  Though I may have missed something with their self-ballyhooed online thingie.

Not much improved over last years, big surprise.

I've heard there are major freezing issues with the retail version, though, so I'll be passing for now.  That and I just picked it up for Wii.

Hmm TML has it early and I don't think its crashed on him yet-and he loves it! I am out to get it today!

Well, in fairness, where I heard that is on the GameFAQs/Gamespot message boards.  Usually, I don't give that much credibility, but there were a few people having the problem, so...
14186  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLM]Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 demo now up on: August 28, 2007, 05:36:23 PM
The demo was a little too short, IMO.  3 holes.  Though I may have missed something with their self-ballyhooed online thingie.

Not much improved over last years, big surprise.

I've heard there are major freezing issues with the retail version, though, so I'll be passing for now.  That and I just picked it up for Wii.
14187  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Blue Dragon Getting Some Poor Reviews on: August 28, 2007, 02:33:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 28, 2007, 02:11:26 PM


hey the 20 year old has bouncing tits...is that good enough for you?


Well, Starshifter?
14188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 28, 2007, 05:05:32 AM

Quote from: Ridah on August 28, 2007, 04:48:00 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 28, 2007, 03:08:13 AM

Gamespot's got in in for the Wii.

I don't think that's the case, it always seems like IGN falls in love with every high-profile release. This game is like the only Wii game that doesn't look like crud, however, so I will give it credit there. Do you think IGN scored the game's graphics 9.5 relative to the rest of the Wii's library, or relative to what's on the 360? Cause compared to GoW and Bioshock, it looks pretty bad.

"While Corruption features more variety than any of its predecessors, it's not the design revolution that the original game was."

I certainly never felt like the original was a design revolution, so I'm betting if you didn't love the first two you won't find the third one inviting. Sorry, I'm not trying to shit on the game, if I owned a Wii I would most definately purchase it just to try out the control scheme.

The Gamespot reviewers couldn't even be bothered to get off the couch to play Wii Sports in a well-known video.  On average, it seems their reviews have been lower on Wii games than other sites.  I'm not trying to be a Metroid fanboy, and maybe all the other sites are turning into Wii fanboys, but it's just something I've noticed.
14189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 28, 2007, 03:08:13 AM
Gamespot's got in in for the Wii.
14190  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 28, 2007, 03:05:24 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 28, 2007, 02:41:47 AM

i am all for a WWII game where you get to a choice on which side to play...sure if you are a German you have to wear tight pants and lose..but hey,its a different angle to an overused game theme


but again,as much as i love my WWII games,i would of liked to see infinity wards or EA go to WWI or make a next gen vietnam game...like the last gen xbox vietnam games the soundtracks and prostitutes could be even better this time!! icon_twisted

There was that big rush of Vietnam games not too long back, but nobody really seemed interested. 

I could get behind a WWI game, but I think the issue may be with the weaponry and the idea of trench warfare, video game-wise.  WWII is like the sweet spot of weapons and time period and perfect villains.
14191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Brave Story...A Wonderful PSP RPG Nobody Ever Played on: August 27, 2007, 09:42:01 PM
On this title: you've made the game sound like a lost forgotten classic.  Didn't it come out less than a month ago?  .
14192  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where are my Virtual Console releases? [8/27] on: August 27, 2007, 04:09:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 27, 2007, 04:08:02 PM

maybe they ran out of games.

 icon_lol
14193  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where are my Virtual Console releases? [8/27] on: August 27, 2007, 04:04:13 PM
Hey, aren't there usually VC releases by now in the US?  What's up?

EDIT: Never mind, I just checked my Wii instead of relying on the intrawebs.

Super C
Ghouls n' Ghosts
Breath of Fire II

Not too shabby.

14194  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 27, 2007, 03:49:51 PM
Still can't get me enough of good WWII shooters.  This one seems very polished (unlike Hour of Victory).  I'm IN.
14195  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 27, 2007, 03:46:11 PM
I never played Super Metroid, and I have to say it is one of the best downloads I've ever done on VC (and I've done way too many...I'm out of space).  It's worth the measly points they're asking. 
14196  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Brave Story...A Wonderful PSP RPG Nobody Ever Played on: August 27, 2007, 03:42:50 PM
http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,21479.0.html
14197  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/27) on: August 27, 2007, 03:02:47 PM
Metroid Prime 3, without question.

Blue Dragon, with question.

Stuntman: Ignition is a go, too.

I'm waiting on Tiger reviews.  I've bought it too many times in the past only to never play it.  Also, I'm waiting to see if the Wii version is worth anything.

Dead Head Fred is going to wait on reviews, too, but that's looking good.
14198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metroid: Where are the Reviews? on: August 27, 2007, 03:00:16 PM
Man, that GameTrailers review is just chock-full of hyperbole!  Everything they talked about as improvements in the series are exactly the things I'm excited about, though.  Maybe the hyperbole really does apply!  OMG, I'm buying into the hype entirely, and I love it!
14199  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- Not Soon Enough on: August 27, 2007, 04:06:55 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on August 26, 2007, 07:52:51 PM

All that convo was a tad soul-less, I thought.  I remember hearing about how dynamic the faces/voice-acting would be, but I was bored listening to it.  Just felt like it was a few pretty "shells" randomly speaking.

Someone else seemed to have felt the same way:

http://www.destructoid.com/pax-2007-mass-effect-is-disappointing-but-nice-looking-40483.phtml
14200  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]medal of honor airborne demo up now on: August 26, 2007, 11:03:09 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on August 26, 2007, 06:59:11 PM

Are you remembering to flare the chute just before you land?  It takes a bit of practice to learn when you need to flare so you land properly.  You have to press (and hold I think) the 'A' button to flare.

No.  I had no idea you had to do that.  Thanks.  I figured there was something like that.  Did that come up in text or something?  I don't remember seeing the info, though I'm sure I missed it.
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