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6641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: August 13, 2010, 08:30:07 PM
10 hours for the main missions perhaps?  i know i spent more than that on the first, but no idea how much exactly. 

i'd wait until i see people finishing this up within 10 hours if i were concerned, but i really think this is one of those games you play without rushing through.  hopefully, there are compelling reasons to do so outside of collecting cars and hunting for magazines as the environment looks amazing and it would suck if they only put the life into the game during scripted sections. 
6642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:26:41 PM
isn't that more or less how call of pripyat was made?  open world exploration with lots of different ai interactions?  throw in some vehicles and co-op and that's pretty much what i remember being hyped for all those years back. 
6643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 13, 2010, 08:25:24 PM
i think the biggest generator of "meh" is this is what Irrational considers "new IP".  if IW had announced pulled the same thing with modern warfare, people would have had a similar reaction too.  no doubt BI will be a great game and could very be strong enough to distance itself from the first two, but it's hard to get excited when we all imagine what they could do with really new IP. 
6644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:19:41 PM
A.W.E.S.O.M.E.1.1.!.!.!.1. W.I.T.H. A. S.I.D.E. O.F. O.F. F.-.Y.E.A.H.

it will be a good time to rebuild the pc then too.
6645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman freaks out because she cant get nuggets on: August 13, 2010, 08:16:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 13, 2010, 02:48:14 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 12, 2010, 05:12:19 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 11, 2010, 10:48:26 PM

That is the COMPLETELY wrong technique for breaking a window.  She's using her elbow all wrong.   Pshhhh    retard

It looks like near the end she throws an open beer through the window.  From her car.   saywhat

But I can understand her frustration.  Odds are it was her turn to pick up grub for the meth lab workers, and they can be an angry bunch if not fed promptly. 

Clearly alcohol abuse, am I right Pete?  Still....Pabst Blue Ribbon was MADE to be thrown...
up?
6646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Expendables on: August 13, 2010, 08:13:51 PM
Any official reviews yet?
6647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blockbuster May File Chapter 11 on: August 13, 2010, 08:10:59 PM
The animosity comes from years of bad business decisions and dealing with the hassle and annoyances of the B&M stores.
6648  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 08/13/10 on: August 13, 2010, 08:02:52 PM
Darkstar One for a bit as it's a good space shooter, even though it's imperfect.
Starcraft 2 for sure.
Maybe some Gratuitous space battles for distraction.
6649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational teaser site (Bioshock : Infinite) on: August 13, 2010, 07:59:29 PM
The big daddy-like enforcer also invokes a steampunk design.

The biggest thing is definitely the airships though.
6650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Blockbuster May File Chapter 11 on: August 13, 2010, 06:02:37 PM
a $3 discount to use a competing product?  why in the world would comcast do such a thing when they are basically offering on-demand stuff for movies already?  might be worth it for the tv shows though as on-demand is pretty hit or miss for series and no use at all if you don't subscribe to the premium channels. 

still, with netflix, i would much rather use that with the 360 over mailed discs anyway.
6651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tropico 4 on: August 13, 2010, 05:48:47 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 13, 2010, 04:46:04 PM

so in theory a new company should be pumping out Tropico 5 & 6 starting around 2017?


 Tongue

quiet you!

maybe they can work Kinect into the console version.  fist pump for extra points during the speeches. 

i still need to play through the 3rd game. 
6652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational teaser site (Bioshock : Infinite) on: August 13, 2010, 05:26:03 PM
it's set in 1912 so about 40 years before rapture is built.  one of the characters you see a glimpse of looks like ryan as well, but no confirmation if it is.  it would also make him much older in bioshock than he looks.
6653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: August 13, 2010, 05:24:23 PM
i see the reaction daehawk has as a confirmation that game storylines can be just as moving as movies and books. 
Spoiler for Hiden:
i went into that scene with a heavy sense of foreboding and thought it was appropriately written.  it also makes the last scene more powerful.
6654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Want to make your own In N Out burger? on: August 13, 2010, 04:51:14 PM

Quote from: ericb on August 13, 2010, 04:47:33 PM

60%...better make the patties huge because it's going to cook down to about a quarter of the original size smile

and for your safety, do this outside on the grill that way you lessen the chance of a grease fire in your house. 
6655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2010 on: August 12, 2010, 09:04:54 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 11, 2010, 07:33:45 PM

Epic apparently have some 'bulletstorm sized' announcement to make,CVG seem to think its an entirely new game
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=259630

CVG mention that it could be a massive new game announcement after this Twitter announcement

Quote
'Bulletstorm sized unveil coming to Games-Com - I'd tell you to hold onto your hats, but that won't matter when your HEAD EXPLODES biggrin'

to me it seems that it would be more to do with Bulletstorm itself,but i guess they(CVG)could be right

how about Rage on the iphone?  60fps and high detail levels.  looks as good as anything on last gen consoles, but imo, as good as some stuff this gen.  texture work is great. 
6656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational teaser site (Bioshock : Infinite) on: August 12, 2010, 09:00:15 PM
it would be nice to see the downfall of the society as it happens instead of piecing it together afterwards.
6657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 12, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
aha, nice.
6658  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Best video card for $100(ish) on: August 12, 2010, 08:40:24 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on August 12, 2010, 05:22:56 PM

NewEgg had a 512mb 4850 for $70 last night.

looks like that one sold out.  here's the big brother
6659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational teaser site (Bioshock : Infinite) on: August 12, 2010, 08:35:28 PM
from the demo preview it sounds like the civvies are normal until something changes them, then they go all children of the corn on you.  i hope there is some interaction though as it really gets old fighting by yourself all the time.  it would be great to have some locals in support and some kind of raging war instead of all-on-one.
6660  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Gogamer 48-hour madness - bundle sale on: August 12, 2010, 08:23:06 PM
Two Worlds / Rise of the Argonauts Bundle - $4.90
Velvet Assassin / Prey - $4.90
Blood Bowl / Section 8 - $6.90
Stronghold Legends / Warhammer 40K Dawn of War GOTY / End War - $9.90
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames / Legendary / Necrovision / Painkiller Black - $10.90

Complete list with more

GT link
6661  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Impulse Weekend Sale 8-12-2010 on: August 12, 2010, 08:05:46 PM
at least they are consistent?
6662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Irrational: and the new game is..... Bioshock: Infinite on: August 12, 2010, 06:16:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 12, 2010, 06:04:27 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 12, 2010, 06:03:17 PM

well, that was disappointing.

+1. I think they're stretching the idea of 'new ip' a bit.
+ infinity

i would be more impressed if it weren't called bioshock.  
6663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Skyline trailer on: August 12, 2010, 06:12:11 PM
let's see, where to start?  they mention stephen hawking a few times.  two generic cops stare up at the sky; i expected to see will smith again, except this time he's a fighter pilot MIB cop who fights robots aliens and this time he's teamed up with an old young white guy.  instead, they got Turk and Milo. 

what else, it's L.A., so i expected to see more half naked people among the group shot.  if you only get lifted when you go outside, i guess that leaves the hackers to save the day again. 

 a minute and a half to explain the background image on the trailer page?  not much of a surprise there.  should have kept the background more generic for a while.  oddly enough, my first thought was of the plot of Prey, the game.  by the name, i really expected to see a street racing movie with everyone's favorite bald and gruffy guy, riddick. 

tbh, the trailer was ok and shows promise, even if they do end up with some generic aspects to the story.  as long as they don't hack the alien mothership with an iPad, i'll be happy with it.  been a while since a good sci fi invasion movie. 
6664  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Quakecon Sale Day 1: Oblivion 60% off on: August 12, 2010, 05:06:17 PM
while i know that id and Bethesda are working together now, it still looks off to see "id sale - Oblivion 60% off".  you know, because the first thing i think of when i see id is deep open world rpg's. 
6665  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Halo: Reach deals? on: August 12, 2010, 04:17:59 PM
newegg had it for $45 up front but has cut the discount to $10 now. 
6666  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [iTunes] Square Enix Games sale on: August 12, 2010, 04:17:26 PM
Song Summoner - 4.99
FF 1 - $6.99
FF2 - $6.99
Vanguard Storm - $2.99
Crystal Defenders - $3.99
Hills and Rivers Remain - $3.99
Chaos Rings - $9.99

this is all due to the release of Chaos Rings from what the description reads and is good for two weeks.
6667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands Impressions incoming! DLC on it's way! on: August 12, 2010, 04:02:55 PM
never did either.  after plowing through zombie ned in the upper 40's and going to level 53 or so in the armory, i kind of lost interest.  that and a big game i was looking forward to was released.  of course, i could never get a group together to take on the crab.s
6668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II demo for 360 out now on: August 11, 2010, 11:23:54 PM
It was mentioned in one of the videos that the game is set in the winter in the '40s after Vito gets out of the war and then jumps to the '50s at some point in the summer. The devs were sure to point out the difference in the city between the two periods, with more austere details compared to the richer people later on.

As for the cars, I remember the mechanic, but I was referring to the cars in your garage and wether they were unique and therefore could be lost or more like SR where the car would be replaced if you left it or destroyed it.
6669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II demo for 360 out now on: August 11, 2010, 08:27:47 PM

Quote from: Razgon on August 11, 2010, 08:02:31 PM

Gameplay-wise this reminds me a lot of Saboteur. Can the first mafia game be compared to the kind of gameplay as well? I mean, open-world stuff to do, missions to continue the actual story, and stuff to do like collect cars and such?
no, not really.  there were a linear mission order in mafia 1 iirc and you only got the open world experience during the transit portions and in a separate open world game mode which wasn't tied to your character.  it had challenges and some exploration but it wasn't very deep.  more like offering you the chance to revisit the places in the main game and see how the world worked when you weren't in the story.

i hope they did away with that now and give you the freedom to take missions when you want and explore while you don't.  then it could be remeniscent of saboteur i guess, but without the nazi's and the occupation aspects.  if you want, imagine that sean adopts an italian accent and moves overseas after the war, i guess.  biggrin

despite finishing up saboteur, i kind of have the hankering to play through it again. 
6670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What great tv shows did you miss only to find later? on: August 11, 2010, 08:22:06 PM
farscape and firefly are the big ones for me.  futurama less so as i liked the show but had never seen all of the episodes until i had them on dvd. 
then i loved them.

+1 to the marathon approach to tv series.  it makes the story lines more concise when you watch them that way and makes the weekly (or longer) waiting/analyzing/criticizing aspect go away.  the poor episodes sting less when you watch a good one right afterwards.
6671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman freaks out because she cant get nuggets on: August 11, 2010, 08:16:55 PM
if you had we wouldn't see you for quite a while in sc2 or anything.  that woman is in the cell for 2 months iirc and the attendant is on the hook for federal charges and could face years in prison.  i don't think the punishment would fit the crime in that case, but i would not want my 15 minutes to come at the expense of 2 years or more with my wife and kids.  better to be a happy unknown than a famous loser. 

but yes, people these days are more prone to flying off the handle.  i think the general state of things in this country has a lot to do with that.  i also know that if it were me on the receiving end of that woman, i would have defended myself with more than just the window.  we all know how hot the coffee is; she would have found out first hand.   icon_twisted
6672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 11, 2010, 07:18:21 PM
wow, that has to be the stupidest cook alive.  no way in hell should you eat anything this person cooks.  i would expect all sorts of cooking mistakes and substitutions.
6673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2010 on: August 11, 2010, 07:15:50 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 11, 2010, 12:10:04 AM

what, no fake lists to post?  Tongue

Quote
Microsoft have announced that they have big things planned,which IMO after E3 they need,hopefully they wont all be Kinect games -their press conference is 17th August as well(Peter Moley will be doing it again)-12.30pm CET

actually I think they need to knock it out of the park with Kinect after E3.

definitely.  their e3 conference was only marginally better than the konami 99 nights 2 guy thanks to the slim model unveiling.  they need to show everyone not interested in party games why they should bother to be interested in a slightly-cheaper-than-wii peripheral.
6674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Own MW2? Play XBLA SNK games for free! on: August 11, 2010, 05:08:49 PM
this has to be the weirdest thing i have ever seen.  now that it's a known issue, i expect it will be patched out quickly, but i also expect to hear of other cross-game exploits now that people know it can happen.  old demos might become very popular on the marketplace. 
6675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II demo for 360 out now on: August 11, 2010, 05:06:29 PM
at least from the first mafia, your friends would fire back when you drove, but i don't remember being able to do that myself.  it would be nice if you could at least use the pistol to fire back.  

things i noticed in the demo.  the car handling is pretty much as i remember it, which is a good thing as i see it.  made getting those faster cars more enjoyable later on.  i also like that you can store cars.  not sure if it's like saints row where the car respawns after it's lost, but i kind of doubt it as it goes against the realism they have going here.  i also like that aspect of it, like the little bits of environmental interactions you can have while in your house.  the playboy popup was quite a surprise and between that and the regular cursing, make this game fit the M rating.  

the graphics were a bit grainy, but i hope that's due to the early build in the demo as it was a bit distracting at first.  of course, the first thing i noticed afterwards was that the mission was set in the 50's, not the 40's as has been shown before.  maybe that's what the first notice referred to.  i would have liked to see the 40's actually, with the snow and all.  the difficulty level was perfect and the combat is nicely balanced.  pistols are great for long range, shotguns dominate the face to face range, and the tommy just kicks ass all around.  pretty much like i remember except for the biggest thing;  they have dropped the ammo per clip aspect of reloading.  now, it's pretty much like every other game and you don't lose the ammo left in the clip.  imo, it's a shame as it was one of the ways the first game was different and it made the decision to reload more important.  they also went with regenerating health, which i am not fond of here either.  i hope they haven't dropped other details from the first like fuel usage and refilling stations and having your gas tank shot causing a leak.  

one thing i am hoping for the game is that they send you on a mission to take out an old ex mobster in his front lawn.  would be a nice nod to the first one.  of course, more references would not be a bad thing at all.  
6676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman freaks out because she cant get nuggets on: August 11, 2010, 04:46:05 PM
what an entitlement starved bitch.  too early, come back later stupid.  it's not like they always run out of these things.

i hope she doesn't get out on probation early.  she needs all the time a jail cell will give her for reflection on her actions.  that and she needs to stay the hell away from that location from now on.
6677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 11, 2010, 04:36:07 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 11, 2010, 08:53:39 AM

In some ways, that's worse than the guys who shoot themselves during gun safety demonstrations.

much worse, he catches others on fire too.
6678  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Ted Stevens has died. on: August 10, 2010, 06:45:52 PM
The Alaska senator famous for being the longest running and for his "bridge to nowhere" has died in a plane crash on a fishing trip with several others.

Got it from msnbc so far.
6679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: August 10, 2010, 06:02:42 PM
the first of the paid DLC's are now available, called legends and killers.

for $10, you get all this:
eight "new" characters from Red Dead Revolver
nine new mp maps
tomahawk throwing weapon

i would hazard a guess and say that this isn't going to be all that popular around these parts.  even if you look at this as a map pack (which makes it single-handedly more of a value than the MW2 map packs) i don't think the buy-in is going to be very large. 

which prompts the next question, who here is still playing this one at all?
6680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II demo for 360 out now on: August 10, 2010, 03:43:22 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Downloading now.
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