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6881  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Discussions, previews and interviews on: October 20, 2009, 04:29:53 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 20, 2009, 04:21:51 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on October 20, 2009, 04:06:20 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on October 19, 2009, 11:49:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 19, 2009, 11:10:51 PM

damn, that's not reassuring.  the kotaku review called it bore-derlands in sp and the game really only shines with co-op.  are you getting that impression too?

Say it ain't so, I'm probably going to be doing a lot of SP not co-op.

It's the same game in either mode.  More players just means more/tougher enemies to shoot.  Nothing more.

Right, but plenty of boring games have been made more amusing when played co-op.  Mario Party and Smash Bros. are perfect examples.

exactly.  you shouldn't need the presence of other people to make a game fun.  saints row 2 for example was still awesome in sp.  i'm hoping for some more fleshed out impressions before i buy this. 
6882  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 20, 2009, 04:23:00 PM
almost finished it last night, up to a section in level 22 where you have a couple of towers and snipers to take out. 

i really enjoyed the battle back in the last town and the level after that.  such a cinematic experience (yeah, overused phrase, but what else would you use?). 

i haven't even noticed, but there are stealth bonus items?  or do you mean the stuff you pick off of the bodies when you get them? 

i really liked the opening to the last section where you get access to the only ranged silent weapon.  made for a nice head start on the battle.

that comic reminds me of the hl2 comic 'Concerned' and how he wrote the combine soldier's moments. 
6883  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Discussions, previews and interviews on: October 19, 2009, 11:10:51 PM
damn, that's not reassuring.  the kotaku review called it bore-derlands in sp and the game really only shines with co-op.  are you getting that impression too?
6884  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Borderlands] Which class are you planning to play? on: October 19, 2009, 08:56:39 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 19, 2009, 08:25:20 PM

I wish they had had the balls to put in an achievement for collecting every weapon in the game. I wanted to see some achievement whores cry.

yeah, that would have been awesome.
6885  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Borderlands] Which class are you planning to play? on: October 19, 2009, 08:11:28 PM
a lot of this depends on two things.  one, whether i even get the game (hopefully via gamefly) and two, whether i can play this primarily mp. 

if i play solo, i'll probably stick with the soldier.  mp, either tank for something new, or the sniper (although i expect that to be a popular class)
6886  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Borderlands - Discussions, previews and interviews on: October 19, 2009, 05:22:04 PM
well, i guess that makes sense JD.  if you are supposed to be this badass when you are level 20 going to the newbie zones, then it means you aren't going to take on those 5 levels above you. 

it's all run and gun though.  actually, that makes me kind of bummed.  i was hoping for something more advanced than quake 1 gameplay. 

how are the driving/vehicular combat aspects? 
6887  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what has been your worse game this gen? on: October 19, 2009, 04:39:41 PM
i have to agree with you there kronovan.  i've enjoyed many of this gen's (and mine) most disappointing games, but that's a subjective descriptor.  if i am disappointed with how a game turns out, then it's because i had such high hopes for it going in. 

godfather 2 was disappointing initially, then i enjoyed it a little more after i accepted what it was doing differently from the first one. 

mass effect was disappointing because i really loved the idea of it all.  a big epic space rpg with exploration, great graphics and a great story. 

mercenaries 2 was disappointing because it didn't live up to the original in terms of fun. 

but worst game?  no. 
6888  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/19) on: October 19, 2009, 04:24:26 PM
i have borderlands on my gamefly queue.  with any luck, i'll get a chance to play it by the weekend.

still no sign of my games from tru, or i'd be loading up brutal legend.
6889  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 04:20:44 PM
got this on friday. 

opening  was kick ass, especially pieced together the way they did with previous events.  loved the cat burglar stuff too. 

i played up through Nepal on friday.  damn, there are some awesome sequences in there, despite how long it seems to take getting through it.  the details in that section rival any 'destroyed city' environments and still look beautiful. 

then i got to the
Spoiler for Hiden:
train.  that whole section is just awesome, and it ends with a very satisfying conclusion. i thought drake's comment towards the end was fitting about how the train seems to go on forever. biggrin
6890  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 16, 2009, 06:27:37 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 06:04:47 PM

OK, now that there is video of them releasing the balloon, this story now makes no sense at all. Yesterday the report was that the balloon broke free and the brother saw the kid get into the balloon. Now we see that the parents were there when the balloon broke free, and we can see that it doesn't even look like it's possible that a kid could even get in the balloon. Why did anyone think that the kid could be in the balloon and why was that reported to the news?

it was a stunt.  and to make it better, the father made a big show of how evil the media was for pointing out that this was a stunt.  what an asshat.  i would personally deliver the bill to him for this one. 
6891  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Hey guys, guess what I found in my backyard?" Texas edition on: October 16, 2009, 05:48:05 PM
man finds a missile launcher in his backyard, then finds out how hard it is to get army to take it back. 

Quote
Schule called the military police at Fort Sam. But their jurisdiction doesn’t extend off the post. Schule’s information was passed along to an Army criminal investigator, who visited Schule on Wednesday morning — about 19 hours after he started making phone calls.

19 hours?!  i guess it makes sense.  not like there's a 'lost and found department of defense' you can call up


the guys a comedian too.

Quote
“I don’t know if it fell out of something or if somebody just dumped it,” Schule said. “There’s some crazy whitetail hunters around here. Maybe they’re going overboard?”
6892  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NOLA Judge denies marriage to mixed race couple on: October 16, 2009, 05:41:33 PM
why not?  i considered putting this in there to begin with, but i figured it would get more comments here.
6893  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: October 16, 2009, 04:03:29 PM
damn, that's unfortunate.  i always looked forward to one of his rants.  it won't be the same without him, cursing us for killing him twice in a row.

pete, you always did a pretty good job of swearing, but i think you do much better after a few beers.  really brings out the 'drunken sailor' aspect to your demeanor.  biggrin

that's great kato.  i don't agree with the old and busted part, but it's great you can stay and make the rest of us groan whenever you and hark get paired on the opposite team.
6894  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 03:57:48 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2009, 03:45:06 PM

In terms of my cinematic pacing comment from earlier- the first page of the Eurogamer review writes up what I was feeling far better than I could but I wouldn't read it until you are at least to Chapter 16 since I think it spoils things way too much:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/uncharted-2-among-thieves-review

thanks for the warning kg.  i usually read eurogamer's reviews because they tend to keep spoilers out.  i guess not this time though. 

i'm kind of bummed that i didn't get this in the mail yet.  the last two nights were wide open for gaming and i could have played the bejeezus out of this.  now, the weekend is pretty busy and i'm not even sure i'll have this to play before saturday. 
6895  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 16, 2009, 03:48:00 PM
ok, so this wasn't an accident and they did this for fucking ratings?  those parents should be dumped off the show faster than you can say 'douchebags' and charged with all of the law enforcement hours put into the rescue.   

nevermind the punk kid, it's whomever's idea this was that deserves a trip in the balloon.  set them loose and let the winds take them the hell out of the country. 
6896  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 15, 2009, 10:30:17 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on October 15, 2009, 10:23:12 PM

Boy found alive, hiding in attic.   ninja2  Roll Eyes
what, from a good well deserved whipping?

don't let him out until he's turned 18.   imagine what his parents went through, as dumb as they were letting a balloon like that unsecured.

edit:
yeah, it's a bit harsh.  i still feel this kid needs a firm punishment though so he understands that playing with things he doesn't understand is not good.
6897  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NOLA Judge denies marriage to mixed race couple on: October 15, 2009, 10:25:03 PM
damn, and here i thought we were living in a free country in 2009.  

link

here's the money quote:

Quote
"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

wow.  he played the "black friends" card.  

oh, i almost forgot this little nugget

Quote
"I've made some mistakes, but you have too. I didn't tell this couple they couldn't get married. I just told them I wouldn't do it."

damn, judge, that didn't work as a kid, it sure as hell won't work now. 
6898  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scientist figures out suspended animation. Now we can all be Ripley. on: October 15, 2009, 10:04:30 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 15, 2009, 09:27:33 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 15, 2009, 06:29:03 PM

and he now has the crazy arm of the military research, DARPA, backing him.

DARPA isn't all about funding mad scientists and evil inventions. They were actually the initiators of ARPANET which evolved into the Internet. They were also a big factor behind the creation of time-sharing which revolutionized mainframe computing in the 60's & 70's.

i know that, but darpa is also the group responsible for funring powered exoskeletons

i just think that they get to be pretty kickass and create stuff out of sci-fi ideas
6899  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: October 15, 2009, 09:52:20 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on October 15, 2009, 09:43:33 PM

I'll be there on day one if the military gods smile upon me.  Normal team deathmatch it is then.

this mean you aren't getting sent back to clean up? 
6900  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which five games are at the top of your "backlog list?" on: October 15, 2009, 09:20:05 PM
fallout 3 is the current big game in my backlog, but i have a bunch of others that i could play should i get the urge to. 
6901  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: October 15, 2009, 09:06:32 PM
i'll end up where everybody else ends up, so normal it is.  might give hc a try though when nobody else is on to see where it falls in the spectrum. 

sp vs mp first?  that's a tough one as i really enjoyed both in mw and the sp in w@w was ok.
6902  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 15, 2009, 08:20:34 PM
wth is going on with this?  a boy in a balloon.  parents should be confined to a cell for letting this happen
6903  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Scientist figures out suspended animation. Now we can all be Ripley. on: October 15, 2009, 06:29:03 PM
it's a different method from cryogenic sleep, but gets the same results.  it also points out that it's not necessarily the lack of oxygen that kills you, it's how your body reacts to lower and lower levels of oxygen.  he's taken smaller animals and suspended them for hours and then revived with no apparent ill effects with nothing more than a breath of fresh air.  and he now has the crazy arm of the military research, DARPA, backing him.  hell, you get this integrated with some of their armor, you might even have a suit that can sustain your life in battle.

i wonder, if you combine this with cold sleep modules, can you rig such a system for space travel to the outer planets?  can you speed up the drives beyond what a functioning human body could endure and cut the trip down to more manageable levels?  in essence, you could have what sci fi writers have imagined for decades.  

cnn.com
6904  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: October 15, 2009, 05:05:19 PM
yeah, knowing there's a sequel to galaxy on fire on the horizon, i have decided to hold back on picking up the first one.  the demo was interesting though.  i wish i had known about it before i spent the money on wings galaxy.  man that 'game' is boring as hell.  more a tech demo imo
6905  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lucidity on: October 15, 2009, 12:09:00 AM
reviews point to this being pretty enjoyable up to the halfway point, then it gets frustrating, with the random pieces, imprecise placement and over-abundance of obstacles.  with that in mind, i might have picked it up had it come out in the spring or summer.  now, it's just getting steamrolled by all the big games.  bit of a shame, but i don't see this getting any notice until honorable mention for puzzle game of the year.
6906  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Captain Lou Albano on: October 14, 2009, 09:27:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 14, 2009, 07:59:05 PM

this'll teach Caine to use obscure thread titles  icon_lol

and to think i spent all minute coming up with it.  what a shame.
6907  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Mario is dead, long live Luigi on: October 14, 2009, 05:19:33 PM
Captain Lou, dead at 76

good bye, big man.  you made the 80's more memorable and were a much better mario than bob hoskins could dream to be.
6908  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If League of Extraordinary Gentlemen came out now, it'd be a Blockbuster Smash on: October 14, 2009, 04:49:27 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 14, 2009, 03:12:24 PM

V and From Hell are absolutely fantastic graphic novels...

+1 to the first half.   never read from hell.  i actually liked V4V the movie, despite taking some pretty large liberties. 

6909  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Independence Day 2 in the works on: October 14, 2009, 04:46:01 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on October 14, 2009, 04:11:09 PM

See, I expect a subtle, moving film of deep emotions, about the hardships faced by alien survivors forced to live on Earth -- first in concentration camps until their lack of militant intentions can be determined, and later serving as the menially-employed, detested underclass of a society limping its way back towards civilization after a devastating war. Can two love-struck teens, one human, one alien, find a way to happiness while torn between two communities that share a planet... but not a world?

that's just wrong on so many levels biggrin
6910  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS hedges bets on the Next X-Box on: October 14, 2009, 04:26:32 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on October 14, 2009, 04:18:56 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 14, 2009, 03:59:42 PM

Quote from: Misguided on October 14, 2009, 03:57:04 PM

I think that the biggest changes in the next console round will have as much or more to do with networking, social media functions, and storage as they do with increases in raw power (not that there won't be some of that too).

But what will they be able to do then that they can't do now?

why would you even ask that?  Have you never tried to play on Live during the holidays? slywink


yeah, i plan on playing the hell out of mw2 because after 12/24, Live will be just as bad as it was the last two years.  remember how fun it was to sit in the lobby watching that clock count down 10 times before finally launching the match, only to drop back due to a bad connection to the host?  
6911  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Some GTAIV questions on: October 14, 2009, 04:21:30 PM
yeah, it was pretty easy to game, as pete pointed out, and equally easy to miss if you wanted to ignore the whole mess.  4 is the best in the series, despite the smaller world and stuff 'missing' from san andreas. 
6912  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: World of Goo 'Pay what you want' sale on: October 14, 2009, 04:17:22 PM
i remember this back when it was just a flash game.  i think i even have it saved on my pc somewhere as well.  picked up the full game back when it was a steam sale. 
6913  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Toys R Us B2G1 sale 10/11 - 10/17 on: October 14, 2009, 04:15:22 PM
it's really a hit or miss for me, mostly due to one store and usually due to limited quantities, not attitude thankfully.

if i count up all the deals i've had from tru, they really kick best buy's ass, and i have gotten some great deals there. 

now, if they end up shipping me the order from somewhere other than way-the-hell-back-east, i might actually get these before the gaming tsunami hits. 

and oddly, i have turned from keeping uncharted and opflash2 to uncharted and brutal legend.  opflash may be the odd man out and go traded in for borderlands now. 
6914  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 14, 2009, 04:08:52 PM
please let this be in the mail today.


 

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 14, 2009, 03:18:53 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 14, 2009, 03:09:59 PM

Oh and I would like to add:

360 controller >>>>>+++++++++++++++++ PS3 controller.

Playing FPS or 3PS on this system is agonizing.   

Amen, brother. My kingdom for a PS3 controller that was a twin to the 360 design. I remember when the PS3 was first announced, they had completely redesigned the controller. It looked similar to a more sharply curved boomerang. God I wish we had that now.....
there is a hack to get a ps3 into a 360 shell (and vice versa, but who would want that?).  i haven't tried it, but it's tempting.
6915  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, what _is_ your most wanted XBOX Live feature? on: October 14, 2009, 04:06:23 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on October 14, 2009, 12:35:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on October 13, 2009, 11:37:43 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 13, 2009, 08:37:29 PM

I'm cool with NXE. But geez, let me set it to default to "My XBOX".


if i'm playing an arcade game/demo/movie/video, whatever, don't auto-launch the game i put in the disc.  auto launch game should only be when you aren't already doing something else.  or at least prompt me or something. 

You can turn off auto launching of games. 

sorry, i should have been more specific.  i want auto launch when it's just on the dashboard, not all the time.  i suppose the trade if is pulling up the sub-dashboard and just selecting play, but i was hoping to keep that much in place and lose the annoyances i pointed out. 
6916  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Toys R Us B2G1 sale 10/11 - 10/17 on: October 14, 2009, 12:17:21 AM
lots of people over at CAG claim that tru commonly pulls that trick and holds most (if not all) of the big release week games off the shelf when this sale happens.
6917  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Toys R Us B2G1 sale 10/11 - 10/17 on: October 13, 2009, 11:47:35 PM

Quote from: naednek on October 13, 2009, 09:22:48 PM

We are in line behind two people (who are shopping together) and the first guy buys 3 copies of uncharted.  First the lady said we could only buy one copy.  I overheard that, and told her that was crap, they're still getting their $$$.  So she sales 3 copies to him.  The other guy with him also wanted 3.  Then she tells him that they have first check to see if they have enough preorders.  Fair enough.  Turns out the rest of their stock is for preorders.  So he's hosed as well as I.
shit like that is why i'm glad i ordered online.  not thrilled mind you, as they may still find a way to frak the whole thing up in typical TRU style.  

what's worse is this clown will just end up flipping on the two other copies of uncharted, either through ebay or just swapping out later on.  

which brings me to my rant.  if you plan on buying 3 games to get different ones later, as i considered, don't be a douche and get three copies of a brand new game that everybody is looking for.

it also gives you an option though.  you could do the same thing next week when all the uncharted binge buyers return them to get borderlands or whatever.
6918  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, what _is_ your most wanted XBOX Live feature? on: October 13, 2009, 11:37:43 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 13, 2009, 08:37:29 PM

I'm cool with NXE. But geez, let me set it to default to "My XBOX".
amen brother. 

same goes for the spotlight/highlight/ohnobrightlight nonsense.  one tab is enough for this stuff.  same goes with the 'game with ...' stuff. 

clean up the damn game marketplace blade.  make 'avatar games' a subset once you get to the browse list.  we don't need it as a full tab while there's the same old 4 games or whatever. 

if i'm playing an arcade game/demo/movie/video, whatever, don't auto-launch the game i put in the disc.  auto launch game should only be when you aren't already doing something else.  or at least prompt me or something.

i don't mind points cards btw as every once in a while you can get them on sale.  can't do that with cash, and if you buy something when live puts it on sale, double sale. 
6919  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I think I'm going to play PS2 games until November 10th on: October 13, 2009, 09:53:20 PM
i can agree with the originality, definitely. there was an article a while back which asked which games were actually impossible in their current form last gen.  games like gta 4 and halo 3, even the cods all next gen in graphics only, but quite doable on an old platform.  hell, even oblivion and fallout 3 would have been possible in the old gen.  morrowind worked, and much of their engine is based on it (assuming it is, anyways)

i don't even agree with some of their 'true next gen' games, like dead rising.  they put that one due to the large number of enemies on screen.  i remember the earlier dynasty warrior games and say 'what's the difference?'

even games without being a true sequel are hard to quantify as truly next gen.  bioshock and dead rising, for instance, are based on the old system shock model. 

it's really seems like the level of original ideas in new games has dropped off recently.  just bits and pieces really, or things which don't stand out like they used to.  take gta4, it did a number of environmental effects which weren't fully fleshed out before, like the way the cars handled and how people and vehicles interacted (dents and people rolling off and hobbling away, persistent blood, what happened when you killed a driver), but it just tends to fade into the background, so you end up with a sense of a game not unlike what we had on ps2.   
6920  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 13, 2009, 09:35:24 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 13, 2009, 09:20:41 PM

Anyways, less about hardware woes and more about the game.

Un-fucking-believable opening sequence. So cinematic... I don't even need to play the rest of the game to know it's brilliant.

Pete, you want out of your gaming slump, here ya go.

sadly, he doesn't have one, or i would have made the recommendation in that thread.
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