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14441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: May 09, 2007, 04:09:53 PM

Quote from: shaggydoug on May 09, 2007, 05:51:52 AM


Wife is a non-gamer.
She complains about amount of time I spend playing on the 360.
She got annoyed when I talked about GH2 weeks before it came out.
She got annoyed again when I showed up at home with GH2 the night it came out.
She got even more annoyed when I told her how much it cost.
She saw me playing GH2 within 30 minutes of getting home and was rolling her eyes at the nerd pretending to be a rock star.

I forced her to play GH2.   She's naturally better than I am.   She loves playing the game.   She can't stop.  We've had company at the house and she's pulled out the game to have them play.  She'd prefer to spend Mother's Day at our house so we could play the game.  She even got her Dad (an accomplished musician) to play it.

Ordered 2nd Guitar last week to get my playing time in.  Played Co-op tonight with her.   It's going to be a nightly event.  It's the first video game we ever actually played together where we aren't competing against each other. 

In the immortal words of Captain & Tenille....GH2 will keep us together.

- shaggy

I would love to keep it together with my wife, too.

Where did you get the 2nd guitar, Shaggy?
14442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what time is the 360 dashboard update? on: May 09, 2007, 02:49:42 AM
2AM PST.  So, for most of us, it'll be up tomorrow morning.

Here's a link:  http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29617&
14443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: May 08, 2007, 10:36:21 PM

Quote from: Jancelot on May 08, 2007, 10:19:05 PM

From the GH forums (stolen from QT3 and cross-posted on OO):

Quote
So, the latest shipments to hit stores are in new, better boxes with a printed two-piece box with a top lid that lifts off rather than the first shipment one with a plain white box that slid out of the printed cover.

Also, I definitely noticed a big difference in the buttons. The first wave guitars I have have buttons that feel stiff with less play that click loudly. I had to return a couple of these because of the buttons sticking. They still tend to get caught or stick if I press them near the edges. A guitar from the new boxes I tried has buttons that don't stick no matter from what position/angle I hit them from and are more '"spongy" with more play and much quieter.

So, pretty frustrating that a lot of customers are stuck with crappy first-run guitars, especially those who bought them directly from RedOctane whose customer service is abominable/nonexistent and refuse to admit they have issues.

No way I'm ordering direct again.

Anyone else have thoughts on the second-run guitars?

I'm still waiting for a second non-bundle guitar.
14444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Exclusives for the 360 / PS3 question: on: May 07, 2007, 10:08:41 PM
I could have sworn LA Noir was coming to the 360 too.
14445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA] I'm so pumped for Discs of Tron! on: May 07, 2007, 02:57:16 PM
Discs of Tron (which, for some reason, we always jokingly called Discus Tron) is one of my all-time favorite arcade titles.  I hope they enhance the graphics, though.

Any idea when we'll see this?

Dahdahdahduh-dahdahdah-dahdahdahduh
14446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/7) on: May 07, 2007, 02:52:17 PM
C&C 3 nearly for sure, unless I see bad reviews before I get a chance to buy it. 

Driver '76 is a maybe.

Anyone know what's on XBLA or Wii VC this week?
14447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Dragon Quest Swords box art on: May 07, 2007, 12:07:33 AM
Ours won't look anything near that great, I'm sure.
14448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heatseeker Wii on: May 04, 2007, 02:46:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2007, 07:32:14 AM

I swa this but figured it would be better after a few price drops.  Do you hold the Wii mote like a flight stick?

No, just like a controller.  The controls are really smooth, though.
14449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]double dragon next wednesday on: May 04, 2007, 02:45:27 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2007, 07:33:27 AM

For some reason I thought DD was already out on Live.  Was it supposed to be released and then delayed?

That's exactly what happened.
14450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii]Mission Impossible to hit Wii shop channel on: May 04, 2007, 05:45:38 AM
I'm running low on space already, too.  I bought a big SD card, so I could put a bunch of VC games from there.  Unfortunately, the SD card only works for music and pics.  You can store games there, but you can't play them.  Then you have to restore them if you want to play again.  Eventually, I'm sure I'll have to do this, but it sure is frustrating to have all this space and not be able to use it.  Also, what happens if I fill up the pages of Channels?  I was hoping to have a sub-channel called "VC Games" or something, but no luck.
14451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heatseeker Wii on: May 03, 2007, 08:55:33 PM

Quote from: kronovan on May 03, 2007, 08:38:29 PM

Good review Bullwinkle. I'll likely be picking this up when it price drops or when I can get a pre-owned copy at a decent price. I haven't read any of the reviews yet, but could you quickly comment on whether it supports any multiplay?

There does not appear to be any multiplayer.
14452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: May 03, 2007, 05:44:08 PM
I loved every single Splinter Cell, right up until Double Agent.  I didn't like the things you guys mentioned, but more, it took Sam Fisher away from what made him cool.  It wasn't a bad game, really, it just didn't come close to hooking me like the others did.
14453  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360 + PS3]LucasArts 'Fracture' on: May 03, 2007, 05:41:44 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 03, 2007, 05:36:49 PM

I just saw the movie Fracture last night, so I keep thinking this is a game based off the movie, hehe.

As far as the game goes, Red Faction did this one the PS2 over five years ago. I absolutely love how developers try to take old features, add some new bells and whistles, and call it something new and exciting.

Red Faction was more about destructable environments.  The kind of terraforming they're doing has been around forever, yes, but they're doing new things with it.
14454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Heatseeker Wii on: May 03, 2007, 03:47:17 PM
Gamespot and IGN came down pretty hard on Heatseeker (5.4 and 5.5), but other sites seemed to like it.  I picked it up for the Wii and played the first set of missions.  It's pretty fun. 

Control is great, but it takes just a little while to get used to it (every once in a while, I want to pull up with the nunchuck, but that controls your speed). 

I've only played the arcade setting, and it's fast and furious, but a little on the easy side, as far as targeting and firing goes.  The challenge comes in getting to the incoming bandits before they can take out something at the base. 

There are a ton of things to unlock, it seems, and not just videos.  Better planes and weapons, too.

The missions are on the long side, and a lot of them seemed to be of the "Here comes another wave, take 'em out" variety, but there's something very entertaining about doing just that.  It's kind of like the waves of enemies in Earth Defense Force, but not as manic or overwhelming.

The graphics seem to be a big complaint for the reviewers.  They've been called PS2 launch-era quality.  That's ridiculous.  It's not a 360 or PS3 game, for sure, but it's not that bad.  The graphics are better than a lot of the 1st round of Wii games, but clearly not as good as they should be.  They are colorful, and there's a lot of pretty sunlight glaring going on, but some of the plane and ship details are turned down.

Anyway, all told, this game is probably not worth the $50 price tag, but when you see it for $30, give it a go.
14455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360 + PS3]LucasArts 'Fracture' on: May 03, 2007, 03:29:04 PM
The video makes it look pretty damn cool: http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=23641

I like the idea of using the terraforming to get to new areas.  As long as it's not all linear choices.

I wish the vid showed someone using terraforming on you.  I'd like to see how that works.

This is from the Mechassault guys, so color me interested.
14456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: spider-man 3 reviews? on: May 03, 2007, 03:25:05 PM

Quote from: Scoop20906 on May 03, 2007, 02:57:05 PM

Thanks for the edit update metallicorphan.

2.5 times bigger? That map before was pretty damn big and it would take a long time to get across the city (although just webbing around was worth the price of the game alone).

But, the side quests absolutely sucked with all the dumb gangs and I lost interest quickly.

Did anyone enjoy the numerous races in Spiderman 2? I found them way too hard.

Too hard and frustrating.  I quickly stopped doing the races.
14457  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Official "ZOMG Hi2u Pokemans Trading!!1!" Thread (Plus Impressions) on: May 02, 2007, 09:06:33 PM
This is how I feel every time:

14458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: May 01, 2007, 02:42:16 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2007, 02:21:56 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 30, 2007, 02:35:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 30, 2007, 03:22:19 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 29, 2007, 04:48:59 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 29, 2007, 04:03:42 AM

Quote from: wonton on April 28, 2007, 10:34:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 28, 2007, 09:44:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 25, 2007, 07:20:48 PM

I think it's more likely that the Japanese as bad guys lead to a morally gray area that you don't get mowing down Nazis.


Howzat? They were every bit as evil and twisted as the nazis.

Yeah, I was pretty sure WWII era Japan had a terrible reputation, which is part of the reason they have bad relations with vietnam and china.  Not something I've ever studied so I'm willing to be wrong on that, but...

No, you're not wrong. The WWII museum in New Orleans has an entire section devoted to the Pacific theater and the sheer brutality of it, and massive atrocities committed, will have you in tears by the time you leave.

I think the moral grey area comes in with the atomic bomb thing.  And it's easy to separate modern Germans from Nazis.  The Japanese are still the Japanese.  It's a perception thing whether it's true or not. 



I guess the gray area is whether we should have dropped a few more on them. <cough>  Remember, war on civilians was an accepted tactic back then.

But I'm talking about the moral boundaries of the modern gamer looking back.

Also, I think people are hoping to sell some games in Japan...

Just make it a 360 exclusive then.  Problem solved  icon_twisted

LOL
14459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Triple Shot this week - Catan, Millipede, and Centipede [56k] on: April 30, 2007, 05:40:40 PM
CATAN!!!
14460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/30) on: April 30, 2007, 05:37:31 PM
I'll also be doing Mystical Ninja and CATAN!!
14461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 30, 2007, 02:35:47 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 30, 2007, 03:22:19 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 29, 2007, 04:48:59 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 29, 2007, 04:03:42 AM

Quote from: wonton on April 28, 2007, 10:34:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 28, 2007, 09:44:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 25, 2007, 07:20:48 PM

I think it's more likely that the Japanese as bad guys lead to a morally gray area that you don't get mowing down Nazis.


Howzat? They were every bit as evil and twisted as the nazis.

Yeah, I was pretty sure WWII era Japan had a terrible reputation, which is part of the reason they have bad relations with vietnam and china.  Not something I've ever studied so I'm willing to be wrong on that, but...

No, you're not wrong. The WWII museum in New Orleans has an entire section devoted to the Pacific theater and the sheer brutality of it, and massive atrocities committed, will have you in tears by the time you leave.

I think the moral grey area comes in with the atomic bomb thing.  And it's easy to separate modern Germans from Nazis.  The Japanese are still the Japanese.  It's a perception thing whether it's true or not. 



I guess the gray area is whether we should have dropped a few more on them. <cough>  Remember, war on civilians was an accepted tactic back then.

But I'm talking about the moral boundaries of the modern gamer looking back.

Also, I think people are hoping to sell some games in Japan...
14462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/30) on: April 30, 2007, 02:34:21 PM
I echo the SM3 thoughts, but if the Wii version is different enough from the 360 version, I may pick up both.  Different content-wise, not just controls.  I think I'll be getting Heatseeker for the Wii as well.
14463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 29, 2007, 04:48:59 PM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on April 29, 2007, 04:03:42 AM

Quote from: wonton on April 28, 2007, 10:34:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 28, 2007, 09:44:59 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 25, 2007, 07:20:48 PM

I think it's more likely that the Japanese as bad guys lead to a morally gray area that you don't get mowing down Nazis.


Howzat? They were every bit as evil and twisted as the nazis.

Yeah, I was pretty sure WWII era Japan had a terrible reputation, which is part of the reason they have bad relations with vietnam and china.  Not something I've ever studied so I'm willing to be wrong on that, but...

No, you're not wrong. The WWII museum in New Orleans has an entire section devoted to the Pacific theater and the sheer brutality of it, and massive atrocities committed, will have you in tears by the time you leave.

I think the moral grey area comes in with the atomic bomb thing.  And it's easy to separate modern Germans from Nazis.  The Japanese are still the Japanese.  It's a perception thing whether it's true or not. 

14464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] New, FANTASTIC Phantom Hourglass pics on: April 28, 2007, 02:17:21 AM

Quote from: Farscry on April 28, 2007, 01:50:21 AM

I simply can't see how someone can look at the same shots I just looked at and rip on them. icon_eek I think they look great. Would higher-res textures, a deeper polycount, and a higher resolution setting look better? Sure! Why wouldn't it? But I don't see how those shots look bad.

Wild how much perspectives and tastes vary from person to person.

Agreed.  I'm beyond impressed and excited by these.  It's like being mad that it's not as good as what's on the 360.
14465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: By Request! Zelda Impressions! on: April 27, 2007, 02:20:38 PM
I got the spinner and suddenly I'm into it.  Much further into the game than I would have liked, though.
14466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC] MAJOR bug in Oblivion: Shivering Isles! on: April 27, 2007, 02:19:50 PM
Apparently, the patch is coming Monday!

http://www.gametab.com/news/887642/

A little late for me, but I'll take it.
14467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wiikly Update (April 23rd Edition) on: April 27, 2007, 02:18:37 PM
Always loved Mighty Bomb Jack, but I'm not sure how the SNES version played.
14468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Double Shot this Week - EETS and Pinball FX [56k] on: April 26, 2007, 10:40:58 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on April 26, 2007, 09:03:49 PM

I tried out the demo of Pinball FX (only get the Speed Machine table) and I thought it was pretty good but to me it seemed as if the ball was playing just a little bit too fast or something.  Nobody else mentioned that, am I the only one who thought this?  I also like the old school spring loaded ball launchers, not the "hit a button and blast at full speed" kind. 

Agree on both points.  The ball does zoom to fast and I wish there was a SLOW option somewhere.  Most pinball sims have this.  It may affect gamerscore or something, who knows, but I have a hell of a time hitting the upper flipper in time.

Also, spring load is the way to go, but they do seem to be a thing of the past.

I read the Gamespot review, which wasn't especially favorable.  One of the gripes they seem to have is with wonky physics and not very believable ball movement.  I think they're crazy to the point that I wonder if they're playing an earlier build or something.  I really think the designers nailed the ball.  It has spin, the speed seems to match how it's hit (I wish it moved a little more slowly, or that I could hit with a little more power sometimes, but it doesn't seem unrealistic at all), the graphics on the ball are sharp and help gameplay with feedback on speed.  Really, what are they talking about.

I wish the nudging had a little more finesse as well.

The graphics are bland yet confusing on the tables.  That's probably my biggest gripe.  Overall, I'm very happy with it and look forward to more tables.

14469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC] MAJOR bug in Oblivion: Shivering Isles! on: April 26, 2007, 10:34:17 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 26, 2007, 09:44:24 PM

Quote from: Farscry on April 26, 2007, 08:20:16 PM

I haven't touched Oblivion since this news came out. Call me overly cautious, but I'd rather not risk all the hours I've put in on my character. icon_frown

Well, all you need to do is keep a save handy before you load in SI. Then, no matter what happens, you'll have a save to back up to.

Yeah, but I don't want to get 30 - 50 hours into Shivering Isles and find out I have to do it over if I want a playable world. 

I'm not playing until they fix this issue, and that sucks.
14470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Microsoft is losing money on: April 26, 2007, 10:33:00 PM
I kind of think this shows they're in it for the long haul.  The overspending was about trying to beat Sony to the marketplace, but not have a vastly inferior console by the time PS3 hit (which I think they've succeeded in doing, for the most part), then maintaining that foothold with enough good games.  It's about shifting the perception in the marketplace.  It's debatable if they're accomplishing that shift, but everything Sony is doing has helped them icon_wink.

Of course, when you add Japan to the mix, it's more of an uphill battle, but it's still doable.  Not likely, necessarily, but possible.
14471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: POLL: Did the GHII patch mess up your 360? on: April 26, 2007, 07:19:04 PM
I jumped in and did the patch.  All is well, so far.
14472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PC] MAJOR bug in Oblivion: Shivering Isles! on: April 26, 2007, 03:56:38 PM
I finally got some free time this week and was hoping this issue would be resolved so I could jump in and play SI.  Damnit.
14473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 backwards compatibility issues on: April 26, 2007, 03:52:54 PM
I've been very annoyed by the exact same issue in Thief.  I don't know that it's unplayable, exactly, but it's a pretty significant problem that is constantly in your face reminding you it's there.

I've also had a problem with Destroy All Humans and Scarface running widescreen graphics in a 4:3 box. 

The worst thing is that the BC team won't mention or acknowledge these problems.  None of them are listed in the "Known Issues" section.  Honestly, I'm just happy they're still working on making games BC, so the fact that I have to play DAH or SF in 480p and reset my settings every time I want to do that is annoying but doable.  But it would be a lot more bearable if they would just say, "We know this problem exists. We're working on it" or even "We know this problem exists.  There's nothing we can do.  Sorry."
14474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 25, 2007, 11:29:21 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 25, 2007, 11:00:55 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 25, 2007, 10:39:08 PM

However, HBO just greenlit the Pacfiic sequel to Band of Brothers so expect to see a rash of Pacific themed games started about a year after it airs.

One can only hope that this along with the recent Flags of our Fathers film will stimulate some proper treatement of this theatre for a quality shooter.
This still doesn't address the problem of there being zilch shooters themed on the Korean war. I guess the Korean campaign really was the forgotten war.  icon_frown

Or everyone would expect to be in their tents making gin in their stills while waiting for the chopper to arrive with wounded.

In fairness, the air war for Korea is far more interesting.  The land battles seemed to be a lot of going nowhere.

14475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 25, 2007, 09:13:08 PM
Africa gets involved sometimes (I think it was in COD2, IIRC), but the desert is a tough place for a shooter.  Tanks, great, but shooting is tough. 

Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault was good for the PC (especially after the lame Rising Sun), but I still don't think it did very well.  They put a lot of effort into that one, but it seemed to be the nail in the Pacific Theater. 

I think people think of the Pacific as more of a naval battle (with dogfighting heavily involved, of course), the campaign in Africa as more tank heavy and the foot battles as being mainly in Europe.  Oh, and if we ever see Medal of Honor: Alaskan Assault, I'll laugh hysterically.
14476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: WARNING - 360 Bricking Update for GHII on: April 25, 2007, 07:28:36 PM
Here's an on topic question, as I'm getting tired of waiting to apply the patch.  How many people here have had problems?  Wait, why don't you answer in a poll!

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,19836.new.html#new
14477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / POLL: Did the GHII patch mess up your 360? on: April 25, 2007, 07:27:59 PM
So we've been hearing about patch woes in Guitar Hero II on the 360.  I thought I'd see how many folks are actually having issues. 

This poll will let you change your vote, if the situation changes for you.

If you've had problems, you don't have to provide proof that the patch is what caused it, but your console should have been fine before the patch and wonky afterwards.

Remember, this is for what happened to you, not what you heard happened to a friend of your cousin's dog-walker.

Thanks.

14478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 25, 2007, 07:20:48 PM
They've tried a couple of games in the Pacific, but they don't do as well.  Maybe Far Cry aside, people don't like stalking through the jungles.  I think it's more likely that the Japanese as bad guys lead to a morally gray area that you don't get mowing down Nazis.

As for the sales on COD3 leading to the switch to modern warfare, it seems they were working on this game before COD3 even came out.  Even if that isn't the case, I think it's more a question of COD3 just not being as good as COD2.  COD2 sold huge.  Wouldn't that steer you to make more WWII games?
14479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBLA Double Shot this Week - EETS and Pinball FX [56k] on: April 25, 2007, 07:15:23 PM
Wow.  Two great releases this week. 

I still have to futz with the cameras on pinball, but it looks and plays like all the good pinball simulations I remember.  I just wish the table weren't so generic.  And that the Fresh Street Kidz table (or whatever they call it) wasn't such a pain in the ass.  I do wish there was a table creation tool.  Not for me, so much, but because I know there'd be some great tables coming.  Still, I'm looking forward to the official releases that'll undoubtedly come.

Eets is great.  It feels a little more cluttered than the PC version, and it's weird that you're limited to only 4 items on screen (unless that changes somehow on future levels, but I'm not sure how they'd do that), but I'm not finding that to be a problem so much.  I also tried the Marshmallow Madness game.  What a blast!  This feels like what I wish Boom Boom Rocket had been (though there's no rhythm involved, so I don't know why I keep thinking that).  I only wish you could play it on live.  Seems to be a huge mistake that you can't.  Hopefully, I can get the wife to give it a go.

Still, what a great week for XBLA.
14480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?? on: April 25, 2007, 05:45:18 PM
So, the announcement has come down that the next Call of Duty will be subtitled Modern Warfare, which implies they're moving away from WWII and into the modern era.  I guess a lot of people saw this coming, but it surprises me.  Honestly, I'm disappointed.  I know there feels like there are a lot WWII games, but it's an era that's ripe for gameplay.  It's the last fight where the good and bad guys were so clearly defined (nazis=bad, no argument).  The heroes were average joes, but they were ultra-heroic.  It's a good setting.  Moving to modern day smells a little me-too.  At least to me.  That said, CoD is a great series, and I have no question that I'll get this and enjoy it, but the problem with CoD3 wasn't the setting...

What do you guys think?
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