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6881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Scorpion Disfigured on: July 28, 2009, 04:42:03 AM
pretty sure the dev has nothing to do with stalker directly, maybe the pub does, at least as a euro distributor.

stalker was by deep silver and gsc gameworld. 

beyond that, it doesn't really have much in common with stalker outside of the character models for the zed heads.  it's a corridor shooter with discrete levels and some semblance of enemy ai. 

oh well.  i was worried they would dilute themselves too much with this and the next stalker game.
6882  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Microsoft Store...leaked info....kicks Apple Store ass? on: July 28, 2009, 04:34:17 AM
if and when they open one around me, i'll definitely want to check it out.  should be one very close by, i am guessing.
6883  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 28, 2009, 04:32:28 AM
stoneloops is .99 for a while.  well worth the price, even though i feel a bit burned by getting it a few days earlier at 3 bucks.  zuma on the iphone, and not a hobbled app either.  7 levels, 2 different gameplay modes it controls pretty damn well. 
6884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Shadow Complex on: July 28, 2009, 04:28:12 AM
i was really hoping they would shuffle the games again and get this one out instead of the others.  of the 5, i'm looking forward to this one most.  it's still 3 weeks off though.
6885  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated July 27th, 2009 08:07 PM) on: July 28, 2009, 04:23:47 AM
+1 to El-Producto for fast payment for gow 2
6886  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu Ray news on: July 28, 2009, 12:20:29 AM
sadly, this is one group of films that will benefit from blu ray, enough so that i might re-buy them.  but definitely not the regular edition nonsense. i am not going to be sold the same move three fricken times, despite the extras it comes with. 
6887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/27) on: July 27, 2009, 05:47:56 PM
nothing.  i was hoping that sci fi side scroller -vania game would be out on xbla this week. 

i did pick up dead space for my collection with a cheap deal last week, so i have that to dive in to.
6888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell and Red Steel 2 delayed on: July 27, 2009, 05:45:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 27, 2009, 04:47:40 PM

Splinter Cell delayed AGAIN?

this was supposed to be out what, fall 07?, then spring 08, then 'when it's done', then didn't it get bumped to fall 09 from spring earlier this year?

delays like this one has seen do not make me very confident in the dev atm. 
6889  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: 360 Games wanted on: July 26, 2009, 07:18:54 AM
i have gow2, but have already played the games you have for trade.  lmk if you have anything else or are open to buying it.
6890  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 25, 2009, 05:12:37 PM
terran conflict actually added a bunch of stuff to spruce up the campaign side of the game, iirc.
Quote
X: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system. Gamers can take on the roles of different characters in the X universe, or of a Terran military pilot, and experience a multitude of stories in the largest X universe ever featured - for X: Terran Conflict will offer more missions than any other X game before. Meanwhile, X: Terran Conflict will pose questions such as: How has Earth changed in all these years? And how will relations between Earth and its counterparts in the X universe develop?

it also has the same galaxy spanning openness as the previous games, so you can get empire building as well.  i played 2 and 3, but not 3:tc, so it's tempting to get this one just for the sp stuff.

you get to pick different starting roles as well, so you aren't just set loose with no direction.  very much a targeted subset of space sims, but it does what it does very well.


6891  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Potential sale of Battlestar Galactica DVDs on: July 25, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
if you do break it up, i'd be interested in 4.0
6892  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Wanted: World in Conflict on: July 24, 2009, 06:32:27 PM
what do you have for trade?

i have the regular edition, cibu.  also open to selling it if you want
6893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lucasarts have Several announcments at Comic-con on: July 24, 2009, 06:29:57 PM
a punch to the nuts would be too kind.  clockwork orange his butt with endless episodes of 'the view'.

then kick him in the nards
6894  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Music] Pandora keeps Hope in the box on: July 24, 2009, 05:14:15 AM
i'll have to try slacker for music.  i swear i only hear the same artists and songs in a very small loop.  it's as if i only have 5 cd's worth of music to listen to at a time.  to make it worse, the last.fm app doesn't work for me.  can't log in with the damn thing at all.  possibly a firewall/permissions issue but i need to check it outside of work on a clear wi fi connection. 

last week it kept throwing in songs which had no place in the genre, like a 70's soft rock song in a hard rock channel. 
6895  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 'Splosion Man 'splodes today! on: July 23, 2009, 04:16:03 PM
the difficulty ramps up a bit after the first 5 or so.  i think i spent a good 10 minutes on 1-6 alone.  (one part where you fall into a pit to trigger a switch, then have to chain bomb jumps up to a platform while spike walls close in got me several times.)
6896  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monkey Islan on XBLA - Anyone got it? on: July 23, 2009, 04:14:20 PM
my only complaint is that the huge size of the download gives you hope you'll get a decent amount of game in the trial, but it barely gets started before you hit the nag screen.  it's more for those familiar with the game to see how the conversion turned out, not so great for those new to the game.  you have basically three conversations and see 2 areas.  i think it was under 10 minutes, and that's listening to the voices rather than skipping through. 
6897  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo- It's been 10 years on: July 23, 2009, 04:09:24 PM

Quote from: Huw the Poo on July 23, 2009, 03:17:54 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 23, 2009, 02:42:08 PM

I loved Halo 3's single player campaign (with the exception of one level)

There's always one, isn't there? slywink

yes, and by yourself, it's a huge pita.  with more people, not only is it doable on legendary, it's also kind of fun. 
i played through most of it the first day it came out and then co-op'ed through with 3 others in legendary the next two nights after i beat it.  great fun and more than worthwhile to get for co-op.  mp is great fun and you could spend a whole year playing it. 
6898  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 'Splosion Man 'splodes today! on: July 22, 2009, 07:29:18 PM

Quote from: Simon on July 22, 2009, 07:08:33 PM

Grabbing this later today. I really enjoyed The Maw and this looks brilliant compared to that.

How are the controls? Is the jumping and platforming easy enough for a 7 year-old to play or is it heavy on the coordination?

not too bad, as long as he/she has got the notion to double jump and the like.  there seems to be a lot of that going on.
controls are tight and simple, from what i can tell.  run and bomb.  bomb acts like a jump, so you use it to bounce from wall to wall to get over obstacles.

Quote from: Ridah on July 22, 2009, 06:40:39 PM

Played through the first 5 levels, so far the game screams originality and creativity. The level design is clever and fun, 'Splosion Man himself is hilarious!

i like the animation when he runs.  it's like a kid running in the park after a long winter.  the gibberish they all speak adds to the game's charm.  glad they went that route instead of english.  gives them more reason to for good body language as a communication method.
6899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Do you still get excited for games by id? on: July 22, 2009, 04:45:13 PM
i played doom 3 for a bit until the repetitious mechanics of the gameplay became obvious and i tired of plodding through.  i do appreciate what the engine did like the keypad interaction and such and obviously, it was a very nice looking shooter.  in the end, i feel like a lot of us probably do when playing an id game;  i can't wait to see what X does with this engine. 
6900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 'Splosion Man 'splodes today! on: July 22, 2009, 04:40:20 PM
downloaded this morning, played the first mission, and then bought it to play the next few.  i would have played more, but that whole 'work' thing got in the way.

so far, it's pretty interesting.  a combination speed run, puzzling platformer, and hunt for the secret item (nice nod btw).  the graphics are sharp and remind me of maw, portal, and team fortress 2, ie cartoony and bright with exaggerated proportions. 

it's not been too hard, but with 3 of 50 single player missions done, i'm not expecting them to be.  they are not overly long either, and the par times for each have been in the 90 second mark.  i think the best i have been able to do so far is over 3, but that's also skipping the secret item. 

i really liked the maw, even though it was fairly short, and still use the premium theme unlocked at completion.  i plan on changing it once i beat splosion man as i think it's a pretty cool unlock.  this also has avatar stuff, so i'm interested to see what that is. 
6901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Worst Game System Purchase as a Gamer on: July 22, 2009, 06:40:12 AM
wii.  don't know why i keep the damn thing.  all it does is sit there and hide on the shelf.  biggest regret i've had after the big games came and gone.  come on N, where's the damn awesome 1st party licenses now?  should have sold it after smg.  last great game i played.
6902  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Zombie-Wilson Diaries on: July 21, 2009, 05:05:44 PM
cool.  let us know where and when we can get a copy.  i would love to read a zombie novel set in this region.
6903  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/20) on: July 20, 2009, 04:13:13 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 20, 2009, 06:06:16 AM

I picked up a couple 1600 pt cards at Target since they have the $5 back deal, so maybe 'Splosion Man if I dig the demo.

assuming i can find any cards nearby, i'll probably do the same.  maw was a pretty fun diversion.
6904  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I did it on: July 19, 2009, 05:02:06 AM

Quote from: Chaz on July 19, 2009, 03:16:34 AM

Figured out how to post an image?  Oh, wait.  slywink

ha ha!


awesome. 
6905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Games sales are growing up on: July 17, 2009, 05:13:11 PM
i don't thinks it's stupid to have a buy-back policy at all. in fact, it makes both sides happy with the dd model.  i for one can recoup some of the cost of buying a game, either from finishing it and having no further interest, or from buying something i end up regretting.  regret due to satisfaction, not remorse, btw.  buyers' remorse only happens when the damn game drops in price the month after i get it, but it's an acceptable risk imo.  'buy-back' also gets the used market out from under the stigma of "taking away from the devs" as it removes that option from the buyer.  it's a great move and i will support it. 

it's not about 'assuaging fears' as you put it, it's about giving us the same options we have with physical media. 

and regarding cost, if same price = more money going back to the devs instead of to the stores, then i'm all for it too. 
6906  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gogamers 48 hour madness (epic sale) on: July 17, 2009, 04:49:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 17, 2009, 03:29:26 PM

psstt... there's a forum called Steals and Deals.. probably for stuff about sales  icon_wink

he did live up to his moniker, didn't he?
6907  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (for peterock) TDF game on xbla! on: July 17, 2009, 04:48:33 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 16, 2009, 05:04:15 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 16, 2009, 04:40:48 PM

so, when you ride the bike in game, do you have to press the A button repeatedly to pedal or what?  seems like an even weirder idea for a game than the train sims.  the management part could be interesting though, for those so inclined.
... attack the peloton ...

yeah, i think i'm going to have to bow out on this one as i don't have a freaking clue what a peloton is nor why i'd be attacking it.

i still think it's cool that something unique was made though.  it gives me hope for an eventual release of wii curling.
6908  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the 10 worst consoles ever on: July 17, 2009, 04:42:21 PM
the sega cd gets a pass for me on the basis of lunar 1 and 2 alone.  and sonic cd was pretty damn cool too.  other than that, it was mostly bad ports and fmv crapfests.
6909  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Games sales are growing up on: July 16, 2009, 09:24:58 PM
good to hear that.  stardock has always been a good company, so i would have no qualms about buying full games from them.
6910  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Awesome App Megathread on: July 16, 2009, 05:07:52 PM
i need to revive this a bit.  anybody used a good remote desktop iphone app?  i see there's a few, both using RDP and client/server apps like logmein ignition and vnc clients, but i'm not dropping money on them when reviews are all over the freaking place for pretty much all of them.

jaadu looks pretty slick, but at $25 bucks, i need more than a 3 sentence review to pull the trigger

i would use vnc/logmein as those are pretty slick and should be easy to set up, but i cannot add them to the servers here.

TIA
6911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Digital Games sales are growing up on: July 16, 2009, 04:59:12 PM
while i love the download services and have bought from almost all of them, i really dislike the one aspect you cannot avoid:  resale.  do any of the services allow you to sell the copy/transfer the license you have once you are done?  if they did that, i would probably buy more major releases that way, not just special cases like half life 2 and sale priced games.
6912  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Aliens vs Predator on: July 16, 2009, 04:52:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 16, 2009, 04:15:59 PM

an interview about the marines.  I wish they'd  give you the option to make the same combo gun Ripley made in Aliens.

maybe in 2015, when devs finally get the elusive 'duct tape' physics down.  i hear that is quite difficult for modern computers to handle.

now, just imagine how cool it would be to fire both at the same time?  flaming bullets at ya, alien bitches (and bastages)



6913  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Prince of Persia for $8 - free shipping on: July 16, 2009, 04:47:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 15, 2009, 08:52:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on July 15, 2009, 05:24:38 PM

it's fun, if a little flawed in design.  certainly worth 8 bucks and shipping.

And even more worth it for $8 with NO shipping!  Tongue

no shipping?

but, that's madness!
6914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (for peterock) TDF game on xbla! on: July 16, 2009, 04:40:48 PM
so, when you ride the bike in game, do you have to press the A button repeatedly to pedal or what?  seems like an even weirder idea for a game than the train sims.  the management part could be interesting though, for those so inclined.
6915  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Prince of Persia for $8 - free shipping on: July 15, 2009, 05:24:38 PM
it's fun, if a little flawed in design.  certainly worth 8 bucks and shipping.
6916  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: XBox Live Gold Members - Deal of the Week Thread on: July 15, 2009, 05:23:21 PM
as am i, considering i bought (and later returned) the gc version of it for $40 a year or so ago.

different difficulties?  i'll have to try the demo.  i'm somewhat ambivalent as i passed on N+ last week.  i played it before online and on the psp, but it quickly went from fun to frustrating monotony.
6917  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien Breed coming to XBLA! on: July 15, 2009, 04:55:21 PM
this fills the void left by not having colonial marines, as long as it offers 4 player co-op.
6918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBL] Miner Wars on: July 15, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
didn't know it was both pc and xbla.  could be fun

6919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Miner Wars...imagine a new Descent on: July 15, 2009, 04:49:11 PM
this could be awesome and one more reason for me to finally upgrade the old wingman 3d joystick i have laying around to something more recent.  that and arma 2 (and maybe that WW I flight game) are luring me away from the console.

6920  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking for Riddick on: July 15, 2009, 12:29:47 AM
your store should also have some of those scanners you can use if a red shirt is nowhere to be found or tied up with customers
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