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7001  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Command and Conquer maybe not by Visceral but EA LA on: October 20, 2010, 02:10:34 AM
Hooray crap!  I'd raher see what visceral would do with the license.  icon_confused
7002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY editions and resale/trade on: October 19, 2010, 08:03:06 PM
 I am kind of ambivalent on this as I bought the first two dlc for fallout before they announced the goty version. I got that on sale and as it included what I bought, I had essentially an unsellable copy of those two unless I was willing to part with the dlc disc.  The flipside is now available if I get the borderlands goty. Now I can sell the codes for the two I have so it's actually beneficial up front.

Where I would make he case for on disc dlc is to allow those wihout access the ability to play the dlc. In this case, as it was wih the RE5 goty, it is completely useless for folks in that situation, like armed forces over seas.
7003  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor returns (modern combat in Afghanistan) on: October 19, 2010, 07:51:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 19, 2010, 04:43:45 PM

luckily the new MoH doesn't go off the rails like Airborne did with Super Nazis.

you must have missed the secret level with it's super Taliban and their bullet-repulsing turbans as you fought to secure the underground mountain fortress and it's batteries of ground penetrating mole cannons.

That was a huge pain in the ass level, especially when they brought in the mind-washed Russian grizzlies.
7004  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft Game Feast featuring Super Meat Boy on: October 19, 2010, 07:43:48 AM
damn, that's an interesting to promote the game.  with that and the rebate deal, i might snag that too. 
7005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]How to Train Your Dragon on: October 19, 2010, 03:52:43 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 19, 2010, 03:43:06 AM

Saw it tonight and absolutely LOVED it.  May be my favorite animated movie of all time.

not sure i would put it at the top of my list for animated movie, but it certainly ranks among the top 10.  very good flick.
7006  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 02:51:37 AM
small bit of the characters VO

there are already a number of gameplay vids on youtube but i imagine they are either going to be heavy on the spoilers or from hacked systems.  they look pretty good though and the environments outside look like a cross of RDR and FO3. 

the one i watched had a guy at very low level attack an encampment.  pretty bone-headed.

sadly, the stilted 3rd person walking animation is still present though.  the m16 style carbine is going to be a nice hunting rifle from the looks of it.  good damage and accuracy.
7007  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What happens in New Vegas.... The FO:NV impressions thread on: October 19, 2010, 02:12:23 AM
time has come to let the previous thread pass into history.  now's it's time to go back to the western wasteland and see how the world has fared since the dweller and his descendants made their mark on the world.

so, who's in, who's going for hardcore mode and who still thinks you can't save any where?

i haven't decided whether to try that mode myself or not.  it could be a huge pita or could be a vital part of the experience. 
7008  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Getting a PS3 Soon... on: October 18, 2010, 07:15:39 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on October 18, 2010, 02:44:02 PM

I loved Katamari Damacy! I forgot this was there! Sweeeet!

Also, re: FF8, I would just like to play it more for curiosity sake. How is FF9?

Also, any news on if they're ever going to put up Chrono Cross?
oddly enough, the last time I went to fry's, they still had two copies of the PS1 compilation disc with chrono chross.
7009  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Command and Conquer by Visceral on: October 18, 2010, 06:46:48 PM
I'd much rather see a sequel to Generals myself.
7010  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/18) on: October 18, 2010, 06:37:40 PM
Picking up FONV tomorrow and the hardcover guide is on the way from amazon already. I have $40 in credit to put down on the CE if it's still avalable. ATB, the guide was listed at ~$20 on amazon last time I checked if you are still looking to get it.
7011  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 18, 2010, 04:36:51 PM
Take the good with the bad I guess. Glad to hear the story is better and has a darker tone. Wil be picking this up tomorrow.
7012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 17, 2010, 09:09:47 PM
interesting list.  i like that Worf is here as well as wil wheaton.  otherwise, it's an odd list of people who's names i somewhat recall like a former daily show reporter and someone from the kids in the hall.
7013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World on: October 17, 2010, 05:36:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2010, 05:32:46 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 17, 2010, 05:14:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2010, 05:02:10 PM

just an update:  according to Amazon they're releasing this on dvd/blu ray November 9th!  It's a bit pricey though for a musical on blu ray, it's currently at 27 bucks.

that has to be the msrp and i wouldn't expect it to be that high in the stores.  i may just have to rent it if it is though.  the game is pretty damn cool and i am interested in seeing how that translates to the big screen.  the next time i go to a book store i plan on looking for this.

checking the listing I see the MSRP is actually $39.99.  Hopefully someone else will have it at a lower price.
Well that's just nuts then. Reminds me of when that rotoscoped movie "a scanner darkly" hit disc and they wanted some crazy high price for it. Guess they figure it won't sell that many copies except to the diehard fans.
7014  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World on: October 17, 2010, 05:14:36 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2010, 05:02:10 PM

just an update:  according to Amazon they're releasing this on dvd/blu ray November 9th!  It's a bit pricey though for a musical on blu ray, it's currently at 27 bucks.

that has to be the msrp and i wouldn't expect it to be that high in the stores.  i may just have to rent it if it is though.  the game is pretty damn cool and i am interested in seeing how that translates to the big screen.  the next time i go to a book store i plan on looking for this.
7015  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 17, 2010, 04:58:06 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on October 17, 2010, 04:33:53 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 17, 2010, 04:17:57 PM

Quote from: Vinda-Lou on October 17, 2010, 02:11:36 PM

Whew!  Figured it was some sort of joke.  Some sort of TWISTED EVIL joke!   icon_biggrin

not as much of a joke as their plan to make ammo unlimited this time around.

Yeah, I heard this too.  They've moved to a "Force Unleashed" system; when you kill an enemy you automatically collect floating orbs for health/exp, and ammo too.

at least we have extreme hardcore mode with it's required eating mode.  i read in some danish site that they have added real-time sleeping for added realism  thumbsup
7016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 17, 2010, 04:55:02 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 17, 2010, 04:29:59 PM

If I may ask for a small (big) favor for the coming days, please don't discuss spoilers openly, even about the opening parts of the game. At least not for the first few days. Those of us in Europe get the game on Friday instead of Tuesday, but I'd still like to read everyone's impressions. If the thread gets spoiler-heavy, I'm just going to have to stay away from it this week until my Steam copy is unlocked.


agreed.  spoiler tags should be used for anything discussed beyond the gameplay.
7017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pig Roasts - do you haz them? on: October 16, 2010, 07:57:42 PM
you might also look around for some asian delis and ask them if they do/know someone who roasts them.  the place we get ours from is often used to seeing two complete strangers buy a half a pig and you might even be able to buy some in smaller portions.  nothing really compares to the slow roasting and we've tried various attempts ourselves. 

this whole thread has started off a party next july for no reason at all except as an excuse to have one. 

in previous years, we would go to 2 or 3 parties with a pig roast.  not so many the last year though. frown
7018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hulk returns to TV! on: October 16, 2010, 06:51:33 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 16, 2010, 06:47:32 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 16, 2010, 04:32:53 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2010, 07:37:54 PM


"Bruce Banner feels cramped in economy class on airliner... HULK NO LIKE CRAMPED ECONOMY SEATS! HULK RIP OUT OTHER PASSENGER SEATS TO MAKE ROOM! RAAAARGH!"

and now we're back on the island.  Lost 2:  Green Giant

in the valley?
valley of the jolly Green Giant!
7019  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas - now Steam powered! on: October 16, 2010, 06:49:08 PM
i am in the same boat ceekay.  gluttons for backlog punishment, aren't we? 

of course, i have over 60 hours in fo3 without finishing up the main story line or the last 3 dlc, so even though there's more game left, i feel like i got my money's worth.
7020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hulk returns to TV! on: October 16, 2010, 04:32:53 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 15, 2010, 07:37:54 PM


"Bruce Banner feels cramped in economy class on airliner... HULK NO LIKE CRAMPED ECONOMY SEATS! HULK RIP OUT OTHER PASSENGER SEATS TO MAKE ROOM! RAAAARGH!"

and now we're back on the island.  Lost 2:  Green Giant
7021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Top Gun 2 on: October 16, 2010, 04:28:36 PM

Quote from: Laner on October 16, 2010, 02:18:27 PM

Yeah, but do we get fat Val Kilmer?



my god, he looks like steven seagal.  no way they can squeeze him into a cockpit now.  it would look like the airbag deployed.
7022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Arcania: Gothic 4 on: October 16, 2010, 04:15:14 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on October 16, 2010, 02:18:18 PM

I give Gothic a slight edge over Nehrim, just because the NPC's in Gothic have better personality. However, Nehrim is very, very good. Lot's of people didn't like G3 very much. While I found having to clear out the cities kind of repetitive 2/3 of the way through the game, it's still a Gothic game and enjoyable. I somehow avoided the bugs that plagued many people.

and with the last big community patch, G3 should be pretty good and stable now. 

i have it and risen but haven't had the time to devote much to either; only about 3 hours or so in on either one.
7023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 16, 2010, 03:47:07 AM
that's a seriously hard hit.  kind of brutal that she doesn't move afterwards (of her own volition that is)

ouch
7024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/15 on: October 16, 2010, 03:44:11 AM
MoH, maybe some enslaved and if i can work up the desire to play it: dead rising 2.  last weekend for it and enslaved i think as they go back monday in preparation for 10-26.
7025  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fable 2 FREE (360) on: October 16, 2010, 12:12:03 AM
"sorry, this item is not available to purchase on the marketplace on the web"

the two dlc show up that way though and knothole island is free from the console.  the other one isn't though.

bugger.  would have been nice to see how much money my character racked up in the last few years. 
7026  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Enslaved on: October 15, 2010, 07:30:24 AM
beat this tonight.  pretty decent story and i enjoyed the character development.  decently long game too and the combat gets a bit better one you get the other abilities.  they are all very useful too as you face much stronger enemies towards the end.  trying to grab some of the leftover low hanging achievements before i send it back on monday. 

the ending is rather odd and not at all what i was expecting. 
7027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: October 15, 2010, 04:19:45 AM
afaik, that's the only place you can easily get it and not long after the checkpoint.  like i said, i spent an hour trying for it and inevetably, i would miss as the bastard would move at the last second, the game would register it as a regular melee instead of an assassination (i actually lived through this twice, once where i one-shotted him) and a handful where i go the assassination but not the achievement.  the game is just too damn finicky when it comes to this one and after dying and cursing it for an hour i just said to hell with it and moved on. 

i did finish the last sequence without resorting to hiding though so that makes up for the earlier frustration i had. 

the level pack is out on 11-30

$10 for 3 maps supporting all the major types with another 250 points to earn.  not sure what those are yet.

will it be enough to get people back after black ops?  not sure.  i have usually moved on by then but as i still love the hell out of firefight (great for stress relief) i might actually keep this one for a while.
7028  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley on: October 15, 2010, 04:08:41 AM
so, final opinion on this one?  i enjoyed the maw and splosion man but i am hearing that much of this one's charm lies in its humor and that's too damn subjective to base $15 bucks on.  it's hard but is it cheap deaths or not?  what's the replay value?
7029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Armada Of The Damned on: October 15, 2010, 03:39:08 AM
canned.  damnit

most of that team was let go while some bumped folks from tron evolution.  i hope it was worth it as i was looking forward to a new pirate game. 

7030  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 14, 2010, 07:36:22 AM

Quote from: spigot on October 14, 2010, 02:10:43 AM

Just finished the SP campaign. Forgettable, janky, unpolished, derivative and plain mediocre. It tries hard, it really does, but it falls flat on it's face. And I don't really have any desire to replay it on hard difficulty ("the way it's supposed to be played, bro") with the hopes that somehow the whole experience will be 10x better. The more I played this game, the more I wanted to go back to play MW1 (and even MW2). Final grade for SP campaign: C. Can't speak to any of the MP as I have no interest in engaging in it.

I like how you can plainly see, as you're playing the game, Danger Close going down a checklist to implement all the requisite elements of a modern warfare shooter. I have no problems with scripted events as a way to increase immersion and control pacing, but the way it's done here (which is poorly) makes what would otherwise be a cool game design choice stick out like a sore thumb.

pretty much agree with this on all counts.  the sp campaign is nothing bad, nothing special.  it's also quite easy on hard and over quickly.  probably around 5 hours by my estimate.  other than wrapping up the random sp achievements, i doubt i'll bother with replaying it on tier 1 mode. 

on to mp.
7031  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 14, 2010, 03:05:17 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on October 14, 2010, 01:39:09 AM




shouldn't that be "invisible sulu"?   icon_twisted
7032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty:Black Ops ? on: October 14, 2010, 03:01:24 AM

Quote from: Roman on October 14, 2010, 12:13:44 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 13, 2010, 11:35:46 PM

Quote from: ATB on October 13, 2010, 11:18:14 PM

Quote from: Roman on October 13, 2010, 02:39:45 PM

2 copies pre-paid for this morning.  nod

I can't believe you're buying Calvin's copy for him. You're such a wus.

I wonder which one is the butch and which one is the b-

hardy har har. I am the pitcher!
careful, you'll make nonnahob jealous
7033  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 07:23:42 AM
just finished another 2 levels and half of the 4th.  the stealth sections are pretty fun and don't immediately kill you if you botch a stealth kill.  the atv is used, but it's not a run-and-gun like the snowmobile.  used to get through a lot of rough terrain quickly with a number of stops in between.  stealth seems pretty damn easy and i was able to sneak by in areas which any other game would have left you spotted by enemies.  it's odd and not easy to describe but compared to the snow storm in mw2, you can get away with a lot more here.  tbh, the game isn't dark enough to make the stealth sections believable.  at one point, i was "hiding" by an open doorway with a number of lights in the room.  a taliban walked by and pretty much ignored me.  at another point, i walked straight up to his buddy (didn't even need to crouch) to knife him.  pretty bad awareness by the ai if you ask me.  at least it lets you flank them and not be the sole center of attention like cod.  your buddies are pretty effective too and getting ammo from them makes the standard weapons more useful. 

i'll have to go back and see the manual; missed prone as an option entirely.  of course, from the stealth sections, it's not needed to progress.

end of the second mission was kind of fun but as it is really hard not to compare this against cod, it pales in comparison. 

GI gave this a 7 and pretty much said it was a failed attempt to reboot.  so far, i can't disagree with that in regards to sp.
7034  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Scribblenauts on: October 13, 2010, 04:23:57 AM

Quote from: Chaz on October 13, 2010, 12:29:27 AM

After how disappointing Scribblenauts was, I'm taking a giant wait and see on this.  I'm not convinced that this is a game yet.

+ 1

the novelty wore out very quickly. 
7035  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: no more NPDs? on: October 13, 2010, 04:21:08 AM
that blows. 
7036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: OMG OMG OMG!! 2112 is in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock! on: October 13, 2010, 04:20:33 AM
GI has given this an 8.  basically, silly but fun.  a huge difference between its focus and rb3's (GI gave it 9.25 and praised everything about it.)

where RB3 gives you the definitive path from plastic to electric, GHWoR gives you power-ups, boss battles and character progression. 
7037  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: October 13, 2010, 04:12:40 AM
just got GI and they rated it 7.75. 

they are labeling it one of 2010's biggest disappointments. 

pros:  better, more fluid combat and enhanced force powers.  mind trick is fun as hell.  displays of the Force are bigger than ever.

cons:  the story falls below the bus, peters out on the ending and lacks excitement.  levels are not as varied or as good as the first.  boss fights are by the numbers and the end boss fight is too easy and drags it's feet. 

i was in the rental camp by way of money but now am going to stick to it until i see favorable impressions here.
7038  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout: New Vegas Announced on: October 13, 2010, 04:04:15 AM
a little disappointed the review wasn't in this month's GI.  they have reviews for other games that haven't hit yet, even TFU2 and that's a week after.  odd
7039  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: October 13, 2010, 03:55:15 AM
the first port also had the unfortunate trait of including the voice over work for every supported language in one installer, meaning if you bought it online it was a huge ass download. 

plus the broken part of the port and overly console-itis. 

as much as i liked the first, i will be gameflying the second.  just too damn much this year and some games have to be bumped down to rental.
7040  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Medal of Honor: Modern Warfare on: October 13, 2010, 03:52:25 AM
played the first mission of the single player campaign.  it was pretty dull and basically broke down into a dull series of house sweeps and occasional ambushes.  nothing remotely interesting and they managed to rip off a game mechanic from mw1 in the first mission.  it's the last fight of the mission before you see the cutscene.  the mechanics are decent but not as visceral as mw nor as large in scale as bc2.  

that said, i do like a few aspects of it so far.  they added in the ability to lean, somewhat awkwardly, but it's passable in the situations you encounter so far.  looks like you can't go prone though.  playing on hard and wow, after playing Reach on legendary, mw1 on veteran, and [email protected] on hardened, this isn't even close to being as hard as those games so far.  no infinite spawn of aim-botted mini gods jumping out of every window and you don't die from a single round.  until i hit a wall with it, i'll probably play through the whole game this way.

haven't tried mp yet, but that's because all of you were on mw2 instead.  i'll post some impressions once i have enough of a feel to compare it to mw2 and bc2.
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