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6641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 04, 2010, 04:55:46 AM
damnit i love the war tapes sound mode.  makes it feel like cod 1 with the deafening explosions.

i also love the spas and lmg.  it's going to be good once i get familiar with it.
6642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XIII Site Launched on: March 04, 2010, 04:53:45 AM
yup, one of the previews i read pointed it out based on the first 6 hours or so.  you are running from something, have no idea what it is while everyone around you seems to be totally unfazed that the langoliers seem to be chasing you and you don't even reach a town during this portion.  if you get something you want to sell, you can pretty much do it whenever you want. 

the guy who wrote it seemed to think it was actually a good thing, but it definitely takes the ff mold and breaks from it so completely it makes me1 >> me2 look like an expansion pack. 
6643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Gaming Trend Gives Back] BLUR BETA KEYS (1000 of them) on: March 04, 2010, 04:49:44 AM
not sure where i would have an activision account, so i should be good

and ceekay, you be careful.  if he said 'meaningful' posts, you'd still be3 shy of the requirement.  Tongue
6644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XIII Site Launched on: March 04, 2010, 12:17:57 AM
hell, i haven't even decided if i'm even interested in a ff game at this point.  sure, the initial buzz and imps thread will be full court pressing my wallet to open, but tbh, i haven't played a jrpg since lost odyssey and the last ff and in both cases, i stalled out quickly.  in LO's case, before the first disc had finished. 

not sure what it is, but jrpg's don't do it for me like they did in the old days. 

compare that with my 99+ hours in ff7.  had achievements/trophies been around then, i would have gone for all of them. 
6645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Dead Redemption gameplay trailer on: March 03, 2010, 10:22:15 PM
it's been delayed to May 18th.

 icon_confused

here's hoping they don't bump it even further. 
6646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 03, 2010, 10:08:11 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 03, 2010, 10:04:54 PM

I think you're right. It looks like it came with veteran status.

I'm reading that if you want a free path to veteran status you can dowload the free Battlefield Heroes game and play a character for a sec.  Just make sure it's on the same EA account you have your console tied to.

that's awesome.  thanks for the tip pug.  the m1 will be mine. 
6647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: March 03, 2010, 05:11:18 PM
it's on my rental list, but that's more due to my upcoming stint in 'unemployment job hunter' mode.  very few games will be bought for a while.  hell, i never finished the first one due to the bugs that plagued later levels on the pc.
6648  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamestop 50% trade in bonus on: March 03, 2010, 05:05:48 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 03, 2010, 04:44:42 PM

Quote from: Boudreaux on March 03, 2010, 04:30:19 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 03, 2010, 03:32:56 PM

So... do they list prices anywhere online or do I need to check in store?

Gamestop doesn't, but there are other resources available that provide this info.

according to that 7 days ago they were giving 16 bucks for The Saboteur, yesterday they offered me 17 including the 60% trade in bonus.  thumbsdown

there was also a brief time in the beginning where you could trade in me2 for almost full price if you had the card.  sadly, they have since lowered the value to 30 or so. 
6649  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Midweek 3-2-2010: Indie Game Madness on: March 03, 2010, 05:03:15 PM
hmmm.  any time they have a bundle like this, i always end up with several already bought.  i only have bob, but i think i got it from d2d, so i'll end up with two copies i think.  too bad you can't buy the bundle and give away parts of it.  i'd have the same problem with any of those deals that give you copies of red faction guerrilla. 
6650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 03, 2010, 04:57:37 PM
played up past the flashback level and up through part of the next.  i'm really liking the destructible environments and how it allows you to take out entrenched enemies and how it forces you to be mobile.  it seems like a nice take on the idea and you don't have to worry about the wall falling over and hurting you ala red faction.  it's great that heavy gunfire whittles down concrete barriers.  i took out a guy that way. 

i have a feeling that bc2 will be the game to rrod my ailing machine though.  it sounded loud enough to need tower clearance.  not even ME2 got it that loud. 
6651  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 03, 2010, 01:10:51 AM
wow, that's great.  what happened to the all the beta servers they had going?  should have been easy to get them up and running for launch. 

at least there's sp. 
6652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 03, 2010, 12:25:30 AM
short term gains over long term stability is how business is done these days.  it means they are in a much more precarious position than they want their shareholders to realize. 

"Look over here!  shiny, shiny profits! now! no, don't look over there right now, we'll get to it."
6653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 shortage? Come ON you pompus executive b*stards! on: March 03, 2010, 12:22:59 AM
sweet news.  demand > supply = the ps3 is raising in value, sony wins.  biggrin



unless it's a phat though.  had to do something to get people to buy a slim.   icon_twisted
6654  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 11:14:29 PM
i never played bc1 outside of the demo and a brief stint in the beta.  how was the sp?  the EG review said it was ok, but is improved in every way with bc2.  is it worth it to go back and play the sp in #1?
6655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 10:57:11 PM
that's a great bit of info.  thanks bullwinkle.  

so IW may still live, but in what form?  if the contract is nullified, will they be free to walk?  what of the two founders?  tbh, that whole ousting, when it's known that IW isn't wholly owned, seems unusual.  
6656  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 10:48:59 PM
hey guys, can we just agree that raz has a different take on how to deal with lamers and move on?  we don't have to agree with the method, but we all can agree about the annoyance.  and in the end, if we all play on the same side, we can avoid people who aren't playing to win?

and raz, while i think your tactics aren't the best method for dealing, i have to ask, were you being serious or more expressing your frustration with these players how you would have liked to deal with them in the past?  i think everyone has had some issue with other people in-game before, so i totally understand wanting to vent about them.
6657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 10:43:00 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 02, 2010, 10:38:23 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 02, 2010, 10:02:15 PM

IW is out of the cod business

I doubt it.  They are probably earmarked for a CoD title for 2012 (MW3 perhaps) and I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't targeted for a next gen platform or two (I'll be shocked if someone doesn't launch by Holiday 2012). 

perhaps, but their contract was up this year, and without the two heads, whom i fully expect to recruit their colleagues for a spin-away studio, i wonder if whomever is left in charge of IW will be keen to re-up the contract.

although from the looks of the press release, i wonder if they won't just dissolve iw and pick out the cream of the crop to make up the new cod unit.  

either way, i don't see IW as an entity any more.  
6658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 10:02:15 PM
IW is out of the cod business

Quote
As previously announced, Activision will release a new Call of Duty game from series co-developer Treyarch, responsible for Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World At War, this fall. Developer Infinity Ward is still scheduled to release two map packs for Modern Warfare 2 this year.

In 2011, Activision will release another new Call of Duty game from Sledgehammer Games, the recently formed studio lead by Dead Space creative leads Glen A. Schofield and Michael Condrey. The title will "extend the franchise into the action-adventure genre."

yay, action adventure land with a brand-new developer.  looks like treyarch gets shoe-horned in to making what will be the last proper cod sequel.  no resolution for mw2's storyline


Quote
It plans to expand the Call of Duty brand "with the same focus seen in its Blizzard Entertainment business unit" with a focus on "high-margin digital online content and further the brand as the leading action entertainment franchise in new geographies, new genres and with new digital business models."

ugh, this sounds like cod online with expansion packs instead of sequels.  new genres?  do we need a cod ala endwar and hawx?

btw, i love the pic accompanying the next article on kotaku.  it also tells us that it was the handling of treyarch's games that started this whole mess. 
6659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 09:55:16 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 09:53:27 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 02, 2010, 09:51:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 09:39:41 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 02, 2010, 09:38:10 PM

yeah, it's going to be a whole different game without hark killing us with impunity when we luck out on a team.  


not fond of the kill the sniper comment.  even those people who are after kills instead of objectives contribute to the effort by making it harder for the enemy to take the points.  it's when you end up in a pug with a team 90% committed to sniping.

i didn't get time with the beta to tell, but how are the lmg's in bc2?  i've always loved setting up in a good location, but with a wide open destructible environment, i won't be getting as many opportunities to set up.  are they effective enough vs smaller firearms?

LMG is light-machine gun right?  The medic had one and it was awesome-city mowing down dudes.

yeah, but a medic with an lmg just seems odd.  as long as i can get a good pkd or m60 setup, i'll be good.  holding off the horde is always a great thrill in modern era games.  ww2 was awesome for carbines and that great mix of semi-automatic power and range.

it makes me somewhat sad i never picked up 1943 for the garand. 

I do believe the medic had an M60 as an unlock.  Not sure if other classes can use it.

sounds like medic it is then.  will be good for a change.
6660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 09:54:10 PM
sounds like the old days of pc gaming with moddable mp modes.  you never knew how far off normal the game would be until you played.  makes it worse when you have persistent stats.
6661  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 09:51:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 02, 2010, 09:39:41 PM

Quote from: Caine on March 02, 2010, 09:38:10 PM

yeah, it's going to be a whole different game without hark killing us with impunity when we luck out on a team.  


not fond of the kill the sniper comment.  even those people who are after kills instead of objectives contribute to the effort by making it harder for the enemy to take the points.  it's when you end up in a pug with a team 90% committed to sniping.

i didn't get time with the beta to tell, but how are the lmg's in bc2?  i've always loved setting up in a good location, but with a wide open destructible environment, i won't be getting as many opportunities to set up.  are they effective enough vs smaller firearms?

LMG is light-machine gun right?  The medic had one and it was awesome-city mowing down dudes.

yeah, but a medic with an lmg just seems odd.  as long as i can get a good pkd or m60 setup, i'll be good.  holding off the horde is always a great thrill in modern era games.  ww2 was awesome for carbines and that great mix of semi-automatic power and range.

it makes me somewhat sad i never picked up 1943 for the garand. 
6662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Ward studio heads no longer with the company on: March 02, 2010, 09:46:28 PM
i haven't been following along in the uber mw2 thread, but the glitches really got out of hand?  what kind of stuff was being abused? 
6663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 09:38:10 PM
yeah, it's going to be a whole different game without hark killing us with impunity when we luck out on a team.  


not fond of the kill the sniper comment.  even those people who are after kills instead of objectives contribute to the effort by making it harder for the enemy to take the points.  it's when you end up in a pug with a team 90% committed to sniping.

i didn't get time with the beta to tell, but how are the lmg's in bc2?  i've always loved setting up in a good location, but with a wide open destructible environment, i won't be getting as many opportunities to set up.  are they effective enough vs smaller firearms?
6664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions on: March 02, 2010, 07:09:32 PM
Eurogamer liked it - 9  the sp is good too, for those of us in the sp focused camp.


sweet.  i will be grabbing this on my way home assuming those gamestoppos don't deride me for not pre-ordering a copy and deny me getting one on launch day (how dare i buy a game the day it's released without buying it in advance?)

i'd go elsewhere (TRU has a sweet deal on it, but i'm not likely to get there in time) but i have have some unused gift cards.
6665  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2 on: March 02, 2010, 12:39:21 AM
Spoiler for Hiden:
I'll have to look it up for you as I don't remember where I found the item he's looking for. I stumbled on it before I visited him him.
6666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2 on: March 01, 2010, 06:02:06 PM
i am currently wandering around the southern part of the broken valley and am now strong enough to take on mobs that once saw me run for the hills.  what a difference a couple of levels make.  i was ok with any of the undead mobs, but the black seers/rangers/sergeants would just kick my butt.  i was only able to get into the little cul-de-sac nw of the tower by kiting them and then picking them off at range. 

the bow is a very effective way to survive early on.  i got some cheap kills by plinking them, jumping back and repeating and also by jumping on top of rocks to take out fighters.  it doesn't last though as even the fighters start to have some form of ranged attack eventually and of course, you start to face more mages and rangers who would absolutely destroy you should you perch on a rock.

i am unsure if i want to go 2h or dw.  i've found some awesome weapons which make either option doable.  i also rescued someone from a pit and after the fight, he gave me his bow.  nothing any of the merchants sells even comes close.  i really love the things you can discover off the beaten path.   this game rewards you for exploring. 

here's a few tips i'd like to pass along. 

you definitely want to check out the baker's house in the first village.  he's got an interesting tenant, if you will. 

you can safely pick up just about everything you see as it doesn't appear people care if you take their stuff;  very helpful for the food items as you don't start out with healing potions. 

if you haven't found out what to do with the body parts you find, check the area around the burnt chapel.  it makes it easier to handle large groups. 

you can use the quest items for some of the bounty contracts, but you lose them when you turn it in.  the rewards haven't matched the item you lose. 

i found a great merchant out in the wild who sells very rare items.  nothing i can use just yet though. 

once you have what you need for the bandit camp, make sure you call in the cavalry; it makes the camp sequence far more manageable.  not sure if you can deal with them another way though.  it's doable at level 10, and you get a number of great weapons too.  the second sequence is much more difficult though, and rife with traps.  there's a trick to making it through the area though, and if you look hard enough, a path will become visible.  spoilers in sequence of how much detail is given away regarding this portion.
Spoiler for Hiden:
seems there's a lot of bodies around, aren't there?
Spoiler for Hiden:
notice how some of them bled?
Spoiler for Hiden:
if you follow the blood, you won't get poisoned

6667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PlayStation 3 = Hacked on: March 01, 2010, 05:33:12 AM
damn, that's stupid.  really professional there, sony. 

as i have a 60gb model, i'm guessing i have this going on too. 
6668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tsunami Warning in Hawai'i on: February 27, 2010, 09:45:44 PM
The anticipation is worse when you can watch it live. Hope everything ends well. 

It should make it's appearance up here by 3.
6669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2 on: February 27, 2010, 07:37:25 PM
I am enjoying it so far, after about 6 levels in. The mix of abilities you get is nice and it feels like a game where you can play it the way you want wthout being tied to one character type.  It does reward specialization though, as I don't see a way to respec.

The technical jiggles are noticeable though and the game seems to hiccup fairly regularly; not game-breaking but annoying that it happens so often.

Played up through the first big event and the dragon seems interesting but not as smooth as other games where you controlled a dragon.

Glad I picked it up on sale.
6670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass effect 2 Launch and impressions (the REAL One) on: February 26, 2010, 06:49:05 PM
yeah, i got that too.  one of his aspects that made him my favorite character of the crew. 

i did like the last crew member you recruited though and was not expecting it.  could be an interesting set up for me3
6671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Reviews, impressions and discussions on: February 26, 2010, 06:46:16 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on February 26, 2010, 06:37:56 PM

Level Cap is 61.  Download is 1.7gigabytes.  It's pretty big.


that's got to be the biggest dlc outside of the gta iv episodes.  cool

thanks for the update on the level cap.  i knew it went to 61, but i pretty much anticipated them going to an even number for level cap.
6672  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heavy Rain Impressions [Everything Spoiler Tagged] on: February 26, 2010, 06:40:26 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
so it's more one of those character building aspects then.  pretty damn effective as i actually worried about whether it would help or hurt.  

tagged for your protection

HR loves to hit you with those moments, and i love it for doing so. 
6673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Reviews, impressions and discussions on: February 26, 2010, 06:36:32 PM
how big is the new area?  i'm wondering if i should grab this now or wait for the gold release.  level cap goes to 70, right? 

was it designed to be a whole new hub with a bunch of new missions or is this more of a way to expand 2nd/3rd playthroughs with new stuff and levels?
6674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heavy Rain Impressions [Everything Spoiler Tagged] on: February 26, 2010, 06:32:04 PM
i've only played as far as just past the butterfly, and man that section was annoying for control reasons.  playing on normal, but sometimes those button sequences just come up with little leeway for error.  i was actually surprised i pulled off one action scene without flubbing a single move.  good thing too as it could have been fatal. 

not reloading anything at all, even fatal mistakes.  it increases the tension of any scene and makes it less of a game as any mistakes made are mine, even the control ones. 

now, spoiler specific stuff.  ethan - 'what he wore', about 2 days in.

Spoiler for Hiden:
does anyone think that remembering what color clothes shaun was wearing will have any bearing on the ending?  this scene more than most hit home for me.  one of a parent's greatest fears is losing a child, and to sit there and not remember what color clothing he was wearing when i just played the scene made me realize how easy it is to lose track of important details, things that could help an investigation or completely derail it. 
6675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where can I find a Microsoft branded rechargeable Battery Pack? on: February 26, 2010, 06:17:31 PM
wow, that's really odd that there aren't any batteries for sale w/o the cable.  i'll keep my eyes open as i think my batteries are nearing EoL and need charging more and more. 
6676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 2/26/10 on: February 26, 2010, 06:15:01 PM
finish up heavy rain and consider lending the game and system to a ps3-less friend and fan of quantic dream so i have someone in RL to talk to it about.

forge on in bioshock 2.  despite my admiration with rapture and the whole concept, i haven't played enough to get the addiction i had with bs1.  

divinity 2.  got this due to the best buy sale and it's a welcome rpg change from bioware.  

hope my 360 doesn't die on me, or at least dies before the 3 year is up.  game freezes during ME2 and BS2 are into the 20's now.
6677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Growing Pains actor missing in Vancouver. on: February 26, 2010, 05:16:50 AM
If I ever go to Vancouver, remind me not to visit that park.

I'm surprised there wasn't a huge amount of badly worded headlines about this.
6678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Heavy Rain Impressions [Everything Spoiler Tagged] on: February 25, 2010, 12:21:14 AM
haha, 50 and slight rain. 

no heavy rain for us, this year.
6679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2 on: February 24, 2010, 03:53:01 AM
Afaik it's a price drop to 40 with a sale to 30.
6680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Divinity 2 on: February 24, 2010, 01:20:01 AM
cool, thanks for the follow-up.  i just finished up ME2 and i'd like a little something different from dragon age before i give that another shot. 
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