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7041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Motorstorm 3 on: June 07, 2010, 04:23:47 AM
it reminds me of split/second with the collapsing buildings.
7042  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 20 WTF TV Character Deaths (spoilers abound!) on: June 06, 2010, 10:09:37 PM

Quote from: EddieA on June 06, 2010, 09:40:17 AM

I just thought of another that I can't believe I didn't remember earlier - Alex on LOST.  That was an absolutely amazing and shocking scene.

it also cemented my hatred of the merc and i was very much on ben's side from that point on.  kudos to the writers for giving us all a second chance to see that a-hole die. 

i thought her mother was also pretty shocking, especially happening so quickly. 
7043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Bodycount on: June 06, 2010, 10:06:15 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 04, 2010, 11:14:34 PM

This isn't actually coming from Criterion, it is being made by a Codemasters studio.  Criterion made Black.

gotcha.  maybe i should look for a copy of that one next time i check the used bins.  i overlooked it the first time due to the generic name.
7044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol on: June 06, 2010, 10:04:46 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on June 05, 2010, 10:54:33 AM

Fury and martial arts work pretty well.

Boss fights are definitely the big 'Huh?!' decision in the game for me. Overall the game was very enjoyable, but, the boss fights really ticked me off more than once. Sad part is if they'd handled them the same as the minor bosses it would have been fine.

In a game that tries to be fairly realistic, having guys in T-shirts or regular suits ignore being shot full auto at point blank is very jarring.

what i refer to as the 'dead rising' effect.  kill a herd of zombie with one hit of a katana or take 1/20th of a boss' health bar. 
7045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crackdown 2 on: June 06, 2010, 10:02:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2010, 04:50:21 AM

achievements!  they look to be some fun ones again:

Quote
Yippee-Kai-Yay
Drive an Agency SUV into an airborne helicopter.

Quote
Party Bus
Four Agents; one driver and three gunners, on a Battle Bus. Must jump through a Vehicle Stunt Ring.

those sound fun.  there's a few about juggling vehicles among your friends that could be good for a laugh too. 
7046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Faction Armageddon... a survival horror game? on: June 06, 2010, 09:59:27 PM
interested still, but not as much.  rfg was pretty much all i could hope for in a wide open sandbox game.  i was really hoping this would have been a more out and out war between the reds and blues with a whole planet to fight over and something similar to a strategic mode. 
7047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSN]Joe Danger on: June 06, 2010, 09:46:06 PM
looks like a much better 2d bike racer than trials and a lot more fun. 
7048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Just Cause 2 on: June 06, 2010, 07:46:50 AM
big open world with lots of stuff to blow up and action scenes straight out of movies like the transporter series and other great b grade spy flicks.  and it looks damn nice to boot.
7049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: June 06, 2010, 07:45:37 AM
just finished up the ending as well.
Spoiler for Hiden:
i thought it was pretty effective and while i knew from earlier spoilage on other sites, it was still a bit of a shock.  i really liked the short jack quest.
7050  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking of switching from Directv to Comcast xFinity on: June 04, 2010, 08:14:23 PM
we swapped back about 2 months ago.  we got the damn bundle as it cut down on the phone bill and got everything unified.  they bring out one box to install it and the guy spends an hour.  no problems with the install, but he charges us 100 bucks for internet install and 100 for the phone.  its the same damn box.  total rip off.  it also pretty much eliminates the savings over the old service.  to top it off, a month after we switched, they do a new bundle deal.  are we eligible?  hell no. 

since then, i've had to reset my cable modem twice via their phone support due to it losing the ip address lease and not auto-renewing.  goddamn, this is done automatically and during the three years with the last company, i never had to do this once. 

i would be looking to switch to something else entirely, but fios is still MIA and no eta and i don't want to be hit with another over-priced install fee. 
7051  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monday Night Combat on: June 04, 2010, 07:59:24 PM
yeah, that makes more sense.  i would have alluded to overlord myself if i had read the first blurb. 
7052  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: InFamous tWo on: June 04, 2010, 07:57:35 PM
enjoyed this one more than prototype, so i am definitely looking forward to the sequel.  i wish they hadn't made him look like a generic skater dude though.  

as long as they let you go evil again, i'll enjoy it.  evil sith powers FTW
7053  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 06/5/10 - Thanks MO! on: June 04, 2010, 04:55:54 PM
if you do feel like diving back in with gta's world after, i can recommend tLatD.  it was a great expansion and in many ways, i liked it more than niko's storyline. 

never played the second one due to how they mangled the disc vs. dlc content, but i probably will break down and get it eventually. 

of course, with red dead being a similar game in many ways, i may not go with another sandbox game so quickly.

word of advice with red faction.  hit and run attacks are easy to pull off and are very much in your favor early on when the enemy is better armed and entrenched.  do the extra stuff while you go as you get more salvage from it, and some tasks disappear once you free a section until the end of the game.  don't worry over dying as you can make up the loss of morale easily enough. 

and lastly, never underestimate the power of a good sturdy vehicle. 
7054  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Bodycount on: June 04, 2010, 04:35:50 PM
really hoping this is good as i love games with destructible environments.  criterion is an odd choice for a fps, but with what they've done with burnout, you know they can make destruction look great.
7055  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monday Night Combat on: June 04, 2010, 04:34:19 PM
tf2 mixed with tower defense?  sounds interesting.
7056  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 06/5/10 - Thanks MO! on: June 04, 2010, 04:32:50 PM
finish up red dead sp and as much of the extra stuff as i can.  i finally picked up picross 3d and have to play in lieu of all the iphone games for distractions.

if i burn out on red (first pangs of weariness after 35-ish hours straight), i may restart bioshock 2 or get started with opflash 2 on the 360.  (brutal hard, but it seems to have potential for me).  i still have nier to get to on my backlog though, and that's glaring at me whenever i open the 360's drive.

pete, you can't go wrong with red faction.  that game never ceases to draw me back in for more.  unadulterated destruction has never been better.

i also need to see if split second is worth keeping around.  had it since release week and haven't loaded it up yet.
7057  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's the beginning of June. What's your GOTY? on: June 04, 2010, 04:27:00 PM
it's a tough call between me2 and rdr.  both did what they did amazingly well and both looked and played pretty much perfect.  me2 had a better plot, but rdr has had a better mix of missions to go along with it.  me2 had better set piece battles (barring the end boss) but just barely. 

actual gameplay was better in rdr though, especially in light of everything culled from me1. 

i only dabbled a little with bioshock 2, but all of the nods here mean it will be next on my list. 

heavy rain lost me once it decided to kill off one of the main characters by not responding to controls.   no matter how much i tried, i could never get a different ending and just turned it off.  i can accept losing a character to my mistake, but not due to the game saying 'press left' and then not doing anything once i did. 
7058  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Deus Ex: Human Revolution on: June 04, 2010, 04:15:00 PM
he's more like the first gen augments, like anna and gunther.  only set 27 years before DE1, so it's entirely possible that they will end up showing us the beginnings of the whold conspiracy and i hope they reference those two somehow.

a few things from the trailer.  one, i liked it quite a bit.  the details they showed of your mech enhancements and overall tech, the first scene imagery, the dystopian future and the clash between civilians and police.  the music was damn nice and the trailer was very well done.  his words about choice allude to them including some form of DE1's freedoms and could give us more than one ending.  i certainly hope so.  i also hope they give us at least the choice of upgrades.  i saw several different paths they could take and it would be disappointing if they just made this a wider corridor shooter with doled up upgrades.

this makes me pretty happy that square is behind this now.  they do know how to put out a trailer.  consider my interest piqued and unless they completely botch the underlying game, i can live without the ideal sequel we all hope for.

of course, we all know that within 20 years, detroit will be nothing more than a ghost town anyways, so it's odd to see so much high tech there.  of course, that means a omni-corp style takeover. 
7059  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2010-games list leaked? on: June 04, 2010, 02:06:29 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 03, 2010, 07:07:36 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 03, 2010, 01:58:46 AM

Things can happen and all that, but it makes me doubtful that the unannounced stuff that I'm looking forward to on those "leak" (notably some sort of news on HL2: Episode 3) is legitimate.

Valve did promise a surprise other than Portal 2, and it better not be Left 4 Dead 3.

available November 2010.   icon_twisted
7060  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: LF Wing Commander strategy guides on: June 04, 2010, 07:38:50 AM
The only ones I ever had were for wc1 and 2. The big one was kind of cool; it covered all of 1 plus the expansions and was written almost auto-biographical from the main characters perspective. Author even named him something so he could use a name. That was before blue-hair became Blair.

Friend had wc4 guide, but I don't think he held on to them. 
7061  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: June 03, 2010, 09:39:08 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2010, 08:31:00 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 03, 2010, 07:31:23 PM

not sure about the rest of you, but my drive for mp took a back seat once everybody started posting end game spoiler material.  i want to finish it up before getting it ruined for me.  as it is, i already know the big shock but nothing surrounding it.  the sooner i can get it done, the better.  i've played a bit more mp since the first week and mostly just run around working on random challenges.  had a 50/50 mix of playing with good people or complete dicks. 

Sorry you had to play with CeeKay. On behalf of GT, we apologize.

lol.

he had a lot higher pitched voice than i imagined. 
7062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Actor/Actress but not Doctor/Doctress? on: June 03, 2010, 09:32:52 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 03, 2010, 09:08:40 PM

Actors and actresses act. Doctors don't doct.

Do Counts count? (other than the Sesame Street variety)

other than their gold?  not sure it happens much outside of nursery rhymes.
7063  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ...and here's number three. Rue McClanahan passes. on: June 03, 2010, 09:31:14 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 03, 2010, 08:25:08 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 03, 2010, 07:13:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 03, 2010, 06:44:31 PM

I totally forgot Bea died.

same here.  the roast of pam anderson seems like it just happened too.  

and estelle was the old one, not rose.  she was bea's mother.  


The character.  Not the actress, though.  Estelle Getty was nowhere near old enough to be anyone's mom on that show.

Betty White and Bea Arthur were both older (White is [and was] the oldest).

i figured that's what you meant after i posted it.  always knew that the oldest character was played by the younger actress.  one of the shows' biggest quirks.
7064  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Saddle up! The Red Dead Redemption impressions thread. on: June 03, 2010, 07:31:23 PM
not sure about the rest of you, but my drive for mp took a back seat once everybody started posting end game spoiler material.  i want to finish it up before getting it ruined for me.  as it is, i already know the big shock but nothing surrounding it.  the sooner i can get it done, the better.  i've played a bit more mp since the first week and mostly just run around working on random challenges.  had a 50/50 mix of playing with good people or complete dicks. 
7065  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perfect games are easy on: June 03, 2010, 07:23:46 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on June 03, 2010, 07:03:20 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 03, 2010, 06:58:06 PM

Quote from: heloder on June 03, 2010, 05:16:03 PM

Mat Latos and Matt Cain have both been within an out or two of perfection in the last few weeks, as well. I guess pitching is back.

So who's going to throw the next one? Big Time Timmy Jim? Johan? Lee? Jimenez? Somebody no one has ever heard of, fifteen years from now?

i could only hope for lee, but considering how badly the M's have played, he could still end up with a loss after 9 hitless innings. 

not sure whether griffey leaving is good or bad.  he won't be there to drag down the average, but he won't be there for team leadership either.   icon_confused

That and they no longer have someone to lead ingame nap time either so they wont be as well rested.   Tongue

that's when "the kid" officially became the most ironically used nickname.
7066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ...and here's number three. Rue McClanahan passes. on: June 03, 2010, 07:13:10 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 03, 2010, 06:44:31 PM

I totally forgot Bea died.

same here.  the roast of pam anderson seems like it just happened too. 

and estelle was the old one, not rose.  she was bea's mother. 
7067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perfect games are easy on: June 03, 2010, 06:58:06 PM

Quote from: heloder on June 03, 2010, 05:16:03 PM

Mat Latos and Matt Cain have both been within an out or two of perfection in the last few weeks, as well. I guess pitching is back.

So who's going to throw the next one? Big Time Timmy Jim? Johan? Lee? Jimenez? Somebody no one has ever heard of, fifteen years from now?

i could only hope for lee, but considering how badly the M's have played, he could still end up with a loss after 9 hitless innings. 

not sure whether griffey leaving is good or bad.  he won't be there to drag down the average, but he won't be there for team leadership either.   icon_confused
7068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: O.R.B. or Hegemonia on: June 02, 2010, 06:47:58 AM
i played haeg all the way through back in the day.  it was pretty and enjoyable.  i enjoyed it and as i recall, it did a few things differently from the norm. 
7069  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portal 2 on: June 02, 2010, 02:57:50 AM
Best cancellation ever!
7070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quatemala Sink Holes on: June 01, 2010, 09:28:54 PM
freaky and disturbing.  i'd be moving the hell out of there. 
7071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reality TV, so easy to hate, except... on: June 01, 2010, 08:20:45 PM
Never bother with any of them, but I do appreciate the intent of some of them like ExHM and tbl. Not sure how much good it does long term though and I had heard about the plight of many of those new mansion owners after the show ends.  Seems too shirt sighted IMO. It would be like giving a homeless man a new car. He can't pay the sales tax and can't buy gas after the tank runs out, but man what a ride! 
7072  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New hard drive. Did I do good? on: June 01, 2010, 08:11:32 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 22, 2010, 01:49:12 PM

Installed and working. After format it has 931 gig free.

i would seriously consider following atomic's advice re partitioning.  it's never good to have one big partition for data storage. 
7073  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS4 Release Date....It's Today!! on: June 01, 2010, 08:08:47 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 01, 2010, 07:00:09 PM

Quote from: Teggy on June 01, 2010, 06:35:02 PM

And how, may I ask, does Snake carry a 40 gallon oil drum in his sneaking suit?

It comes in the Box, duh.  icon_wink

biggrin

you do get better scores for playing it stealthy though, but unless you are going for some of the crazier rankings/trophies, you can gun through and do just fine.  afaik, stealth doesn't change the outcome any and you still get the same crazy boss fights.
7074  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E3 2010-games list leaked? on: June 01, 2010, 08:04:15 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on June 01, 2010, 07:45:14 PM

Wow, glad to see "sequelitis" is at epidemic levels.

you were expecting something different?  hard sell these days i'm afraid.  hell, i would love some new IP's out there, but i am still chomping at the bit for sequels. 
7075  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Deus Ex: Human Revolution on: June 01, 2010, 07:59:24 PM
 thumbsup for the graphics engine.
 thumbsdown to the dumbing down.  i want those rpg aspects.  it's part of what made the first game so fun and not just another fps.  if it hadn't done that, i really doubt it would be as revered as it is now.  take out the non combat parts, the rpg parts, and the freedom of choice (who knew going in that you could save/kill certain people?) and it's just a damn shooter. 

hopeful, but i'm afraid we'll look at yet another sequel and reminisce about how good the last one was, despite how much we disliked the previous game in the series (splinter cell)
7076  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Snoopy Flying Ace on: June 01, 2010, 07:53:43 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 01, 2010, 07:11:34 PM

only played the PC version of CS, which I loved.  Apparently the XBOX version was quite different, though many previews say Snoopy is quite similar to it.

it was pretty similar, but yes,  the flight controls were quite different.  i loved the pc version up until the infamous save game bug hit and i lost half of my progress.  good thing this was back in the returnable pc game days as it went back the next day. 

only played a little of the console version and it's not bad on the eyes.

definitely in with the trial game.  have to see how fun it is before i go out to get more space-bucks though. 
7077  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (05/31) on: May 31, 2010, 05:45:38 AM
Nada. Even the deal on alpha protocol at kmart isn't going to get me in considering how inconsistent the reviews are.
7078  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Ed. on: May 29, 2010, 12:11:25 AM
just found out that i have monday off entirely and nothing to do.  woohoo. 
7079  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alpha Protocol on: May 29, 2010, 12:10:13 AM
his last comment makes what i had heard of the aliens rpg especially jarring;  it was said that that game was almost shippable, certainly demo ready.  for them to go from something supposedly close to completion and end up with a final product unfit to be called beta is a sign we should be worried about obsidian after FO:V.  it also makes me question whether i will wait for reviews.
7080  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - Memorial Day Ed. on: May 28, 2010, 11:04:54 PM
RDR tonight, but i'll be gone for satu/sun on a little trip.  no joy for me and even less likely i'll start up split/second. 
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