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7201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future on: September 16, 2010, 01:08:54 AM
so pretty much mots then?  should still be a good game even if it does come off as a derivative.  i loved the first, liked the second and will eventually play this.  there's too much out now that i don't feel the need to get it right away.
7202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 16, 2010, 01:04:59 AM
i'd say it's at least as big as halo 3 and probably more so as it's the last time we get to see bungie at the helm plus it's got the improvements from the last two to improve it.  there were certainly enough of us outside the store at midnight where i was and the online population is very high.
7203  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive 6 year 4 Week celebration: Updated with Week 3 on: September 16, 2010, 12:58:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2010, 05:07:44 PM

week 3 is up!

Men of War REd Tide
Arsenal of Democracy
Champions Online
Kings Bounty the Legend
Dirt 2
Serious Sam the First Encounter
Serious Sam the Second Encounter
Silverfall
Silverfall Earth Awakening


an odd mix to be sure. 
7204  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 15 Mass Effect 2 & Metro 2033 + new promo codes! on: September 16, 2010, 12:51:05 AM

Quote from: Crawley on September 15, 2010, 11:52:57 PM

Sweet. I had no idea some D2D games could be installed on Steam and I was kicking myself for not getting Metro 2033 for $25 on the Steam dealie a few weeks ago.

well, i got it from this list on steam and d2d is the only other download service which sells steamworks enabled titles, afaik. 
7205  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Direct2Drive Summer Sale Day 15 Mass Effect 2 & Metro 2033 + new promo codes on: September 15, 2010, 08:14:38 PM
What, are they running out of ideas or something?  They already had DAO for sale.

Small note, metro can be registered and d/l'ed on steam instead if you want to bypass D2D.

nvm.  me=blind
7206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 15, 2010, 07:42:00 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 15, 2010, 07:06:42 PM


that's pretty bad, especially as some people would have bought a new slim to play this back in june in advance.  amazingly whatever caching technique used in sp doesn't help in co-op.
7207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 15, 2010, 05:41:03 PM
they can be a pita if they have any support though.  best way i found was when kato and i took them on in the fifth mission.  i kept the wraith's guns on one which kept his shield up the whole time and allowed kato to grenade him.  the big explosives are best against them for sure.  never been close enough but i imagine a few shotgun blasts would put the hurt on them as well.
7208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Fall Gaming Rush is almost upon us, what are you buying? on: September 15, 2010, 05:38:33 PM
it will look even slimmer if true crime was pushed back to march like it was announced early last month. 

i agree though that october looks to be the month of the quarter this year though. 

i have this on my plate, but excepting the killer sale, most will be rentals for me.

Dead Rising 2 - rental for me based on my "meh" reaction to the first one. 
Front Mission Evolved - really hope this one is good, but even if it rocks, the mp will probably dry up or be effectively doa.
Enslaved - looks cool, but i am a bit reserved as it's an SP game and i can pick this up after hearing if it's that good.
Two Worlds 2 - definitely in with a rental, pretty much based solely on how well the port turns out.
MoH - mp game of the month.
Fallout NV - heart says yes, brain says "hey, don't you still have half of FO3 to finish?"
Arcania - again, waiting on console quality, not on my A list, especially with the other three rpg's being higher priority.
Fable 3 - looking forward to it despite the smaller focus on traditional RPG aspects.  likely day one.
SW FU2 - also looking forward to this.
AssCreed, Bro! - definitely maybe.
tron Evo - curious if they can pull it off but i really wanted a tron 2.0 style game.
7209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 15, 2010, 04:58:44 PM
Played through level 6 and half of 7 so far and I definitely prefer co-op over sp for a couple of reasons. The battles are awesome when you can coordinate attacks and being able to reapawn mid-checkpoint is a huge game changer in the larger firefights.

Elites are again the biggest threat you face, both with the shield and their uncanny ability to dodge as soon as you put the crosshairs over them. Against more than one it's a huge challenge and very fulfilling to get past, especially on Heroic. I've had only a few difficult spots so far and it's more about the enemy's location than it is about their numbers.  Their was one particularly nasty spot with a small force and a turret defending the end of a platform which was a bit troublesome though.

I do like that the harder difficulties don't take the cheap way like MW does with the omniscient clone armies.
I might even try to solo legendary difficulty. 
7210  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Xbox Live: Renew for 12 months for $29.99 on: September 15, 2010, 12:40:09 AM
They also toss in an noble 6 helmet for your avatar, fwiw.
7211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/13) on: September 15, 2010, 12:37:21 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 14, 2010, 09:45:54 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 13, 2010, 12:13:50 PM

I'll be doing Infinity Gene and Sonic Adventure, and then verbing it up with Reach and Move.

Actually, apparently I won't be doing Sonic Adventure (3.5/10?  Sheesh!)
Ouch. That's an "avoid at all costs" score. How could the possibly screw that one up?
7212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Civilization 5: Now Steam powered! on: September 15, 2010, 12:32:57 AM
Don't forget, as it's a steamworks title it should be registerable through it for download so you could pick this up on D2D with the $10 off codes, ignore their downloader and go through steam instead. If my pc wasn't civ4 era, it's what I would be doing. 
7213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 14, 2010, 08:56:24 PM
yeah, the music seems like a great match for the game.  also, the architecture and building design looks pretty cool so far.  very fitting for an established and advanced human colony on an alien world.  the music matches that setting very well.
7214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 14, 2010, 07:49:10 PM
don't worry about the armor stuff you can buy.  most of it is locked to rank anyways and it doesn't do anything except look different.
7215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: September 14, 2010, 04:41:16 PM
MO's link has over 18 material?  What kind of Kinect game could posible be objectionable in any way?  Or did I miss the news that there would be a new leisure suit Larry game for it?
7216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 14, 2010, 10:01:50 AM
I was only able to get an hour or so before getting too tired to aim well and so far, this is exactly what I expected and wanted. The world is very nicely crafted and the gameplay is as classic as ever, but as Disarm said, it's grea to have a squad around. Makes the whole thing feel grander and they definitely use it to send multiple squads at you all at once.

Playing on heroic and the difficulty is just right so far. Not frustratingly hard and not so easy as they can drop your shields pretty quick in the open.
7217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 14, 2010, 08:16:42 AM
After tonight, I will be very careful on whether to preorder or not. He non preorder line was out of the store before I even got in despite being about twice as long. The gift card will supposedly be mailed out in 3-4 weeks; everyone else got it tonight. Keep my fingers crossed.

Here's the icing for that crap sandwich. The freeway is down to 1 lane 2 miles from my house. I have gone all of about a half mile in ten minutes. F you DoT for making traffic worse than a holiday rush at 1 goddamn  a.m. in the morning. Your collossal fuckup has killed the rest of the night for me.
7218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo: Reach Impressions thread on: September 14, 2010, 04:25:22 AM
as i am west coast, i get to see some of you guys playing this before i get the chance to buy it.  i have decided to go after this tonight, which means i will be too damn tired to write anything when i finally stop for the night (morning).  

so, who among us has this and isn't completely sucked in?  how is the legendary edition if you got it?  what was the crowd like?

oh, and kathode, how long did it take you to finish the sp? Tongue
7219  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 14, 2010, 04:12:32 AM
Takers?
7220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: September 14, 2010, 12:11:42 AM

Quote from: Teggy on September 13, 2010, 11:50:09 PM

Sorry if this was mentioned in here and I missed it - is the MP for Reach going to be completely separate from Halo 3 MP? So if I decided to trade in ODST I would no longer have access to regular Halo 3 MP?

it should be as the weapons have changed since then.
7221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Halo: Reach on: September 13, 2010, 11:36:04 PM
very tempted to do the midnight launch.  need to clear it with the other half so i won't find myself locked out tonight. 
7222  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 13, 2010, 11:03:48 PM
7223  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 13, 2010, 10:33:01 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 13, 2010, 10:15:29 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 13, 2010, 08:53:21 PM

those two bigger players should be ashamed of what they are about to do to that little kid

also,


If I had to guess, it would be a ride where they wear mullet wigs (or maybe some of them have real mullets).

true, but when you combine it with their TBAG label...
7224  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [iTunes] Secret of Monkey Island 2 99 cents! on: September 13, 2010, 09:13:49 PM
i guess i missed it then.  oh well, thanks for the heads up at least then.  it wasn't that hard for the phone to find it, even with the wonky necessity for exact spelling of the title to find it.
7225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2010 on: September 13, 2010, 09:09:57 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on September 13, 2010, 07:54:05 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 13, 2010, 07:14:55 PM

Street Fighter for Facebook
Devil May Cry Kinect Edition

HellToTheNo.net  icon_lol



otherwise known as "the first kinect game to cause heart attacks in men younger than 30"

i was thinking that super turbo street fighter 4 championship SE would be announced.  they haven't even begun to milk this franchise for all it's worth.

dark void 2 would be a bit of a stretch considering they sacked the devs after launch, iirc.
7226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RRoD - Should I be Angry or Grateful? on: September 13, 2010, 09:06:54 PM
don't forget, you can move everything over to a usb drive now and then trade in the HD.  i've been saving half of my games to an external since mid-june in anticipation of a slim 360 (that didn't pan out, sadly).

just use the bulk move utility instead of the game-by-game method.  it's not only a huge time saver, it also seems to get those saves which complain about getting moved for some reason or another.  sacred 2 is an example of that.
7227  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [iTunes] Secret of Monkey Island 2 99 cents! on: September 13, 2010, 09:03:34 PM
purchased.  thanks for the link ceekay
7228  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 13, 2010, 08:53:21 PM
those two bigger players should be ashamed of what they are about to do to that little kid

also,
7229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HAWX 2 Impressions on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:46 PM
yeah, that rigid campaign structure is a bit of a bummer after the last game, but i know why they did it; to give you access to the big toys before you could unlock them yourself.  in the first game, i ended up using the older craft much longer end and never got to use the really new stuff like the f22 until much later on.  tbh, i think they should have kept that system of rank > unlock instead of the PEC rewards > unlock they used here and added the plane mastery stuff to that.  keep the PEC and the passive/support abilities and the various challenges though. 

survival is definitely fun and should be a lot easier now that i have it really set to "expert" for those dogfights.  i want to buff up the MM's too.  best way to get through the early rounds
7230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HAWX 2 Impressions on: September 13, 2010, 05:12:27 PM
As I just found out, if the AO bit I mentioned about the plane doing a vertical loop instead of a hard bank gets to you in "expert" mode, set it back to normal and back out to the game, then set it back and it will stick that time. It's one of the games QC issues.
7231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HAWX 2 Impressions on: September 13, 2010, 05:03:54 PM
Well, I finished up the campaign and have progressed to a level 28 pilot. Even though I had fun with it for the mos part, there are some annoying aspects which keep getting in the way. The fixed view is dumb but you adapt to the one you use most anyways. It's the aspects of the assistance off mode which make the fame more frustrating thanit should be. It has a nasty habit of changing your target when you go into it and this happens every time you have a ground target selected.  This is made worse by the fincky targeting system. It will only change targets based on what's under your reticule which isn't even present in AO mode unless you have guided ordinance ready. Nothing shows up for fire and forget missiles except the lock. This makes AO practically useless when enemy aircraft are present. Controls also change in this mode so you have to fly differently than you do on normal mode and the throttle is set higher as well. For instance, if you want to bank hard and turn tight to cut in, it doesn't work the same in AO; instead, once you pull back on the stick, the plane levels out and does a vertical loop. This happens in so called "expert" AO, which btw is a bit buggy and stays in normal AO mode.   Conversely, it's hard to stay alive in normal mode against multiple fighters.

  
7232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 09/10/10 on: September 13, 2010, 03:39:12 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 11, 2010, 05:20:39 PM

hopefully some more dow2 and hawx 2.  i am starting to dig that game more.   dow2 of course kicks ass in every damn way and i am kicking myself for not playing it sooner, although getting it for ~7 bucks was awesome.

pretty much this and nothing else. Beat the missions in HAWX 2 and got a few more missions in on DoW 2 as well.
7233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (09/13) on: September 13, 2010, 08:14:20 AM
Halo Reach and nothing else for a while.  got it with a $20 card at best buy. 
7234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: the Steam is a changing: Steam Wallet on: September 13, 2010, 06:27:58 AM
as long as they don't start enforcing you to use it, then i don't see the problem.  now, if they go and pull a MS points deal where you have to have a minimum order to use CC or use the wallet, then we'll have problems. 

does this means they can start hawking stuff to us in-game? 
7235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: System Shock 2... it's been 10 years. on: September 13, 2010, 03:18:08 AM
i really wish they would do a proper sequel and make the hacking more like it was in the first one.  now it's more like a mini game everywhere.  hell, get the Introversion folks to lend a hand and get an interface like uplink.  they could go 3rd person like dead space, but i really liked fighting the robots in the first one. 
7236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Haunted: Hells Reach on: September 13, 2010, 03:13:25 AM
reminds me of painkiller with the weapon designs.  if it was good enough to win the contest, it must be pretty well made.
7237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: E.Y.E. on: September 13, 2010, 03:10:51 AM
was that movie stuttering badly for you too?  it had to stop and buffer several times. 

yeah, the plot is odd and it looks like it's aping better fps games, but if it's going to do an rpg approach, it might be interesting.
7238  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you go back and live with your parents? on: September 12, 2010, 06:29:17 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 12, 2010, 03:30:55 PM

Some time in the future, I know that my parents will live with me.  I'll never let them live the remainder of their lives in some kind of nursing home  icon_neutral

this is a definite possibility for us, but seeing as how her mother was the reason we moved out in the first place, would be an awkward situation. Plus, she is a huge hoarder and hasn't thrown out outdated study materials from her previous years in school and has them in huge stacks in a bedroom. If she moved in here, she would probably ask to have the garage just for her stuff and that's not happening.

As for the other way around, neither of my parents have a large enough house for us to live with them. I could mentally do it though, they aren't impossible.
7239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2010, 05:54:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 12, 2010, 05:41:54 PM

Quote from: Caine on September 12, 2010, 05:33:52 PM

nice dish

she must be a t-cup.
I'll drink to that!

7240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Blood Drive on: September 12, 2010, 05:38:19 PM
these days, they would just make them nazi zombies
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