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7321  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nation Red on: August 02, 2009, 08:55:37 PM
looks good, but i would love to see more variety in the zombies.  there's a screenshot posted where the same two zombies are repeated 4 times.  kind of takes you out of the game a bit when you notice it.  they even have the exact same pose. 

i'll give the demo a try and see how it plays.
7322  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Have mint copies of LBP and Siren Blood Curse and looking for... on: August 02, 2009, 05:31:55 AM
dibs on lbp if you don't get a trade on it.
7323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alien the Prequel on: August 01, 2009, 07:40:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 01, 2009, 07:11:49 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 01, 2009, 05:23:00 PM

really though, it will be interesting to see if they can come up with a story not too similar to the other movies.

maybe they can make the aliens appear to be misunderstood, that where they came from biting you in the face and impregnating you is actually the equivalent of saying  'hey, how are you doing?  how's the wife and kids?'.

play this in your head with the family guy bit.
7324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: HOLY CRAP IT'S BABY WEEK! on: August 01, 2009, 07:32:25 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 31, 2009, 03:30:58 PM

Quote from: Laner on July 31, 2009, 03:09:50 AM

Geez... 'tis the season to be breeding smile 

Congrats again tiktokman!

Mine is due in a month. When the economy is down we turn to cheaper forms of entertainment... in the end they may not be so cheap. slywink

yeah, don't you wish you had just gone to a movie instead? 

it's harder to breed in there
7325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 01, 2009, 07:26:02 PM
damn that sucks.  you'll be home in time for cod waw 2.  stay safe, keep your head down and your wits about you.  we'll keep all the half wits over here just to give you that extra boost. 
7326  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 'Splosion Man 'splodes today! on: August 01, 2009, 07:20:59 PM
i think i am at 2-5 or so.  yeah, some of the levels are wicked hard while others i pass on the first attempt.  still no closer to target times though.  those are going to be madness. 

i like the achievement you get for blowing up a lot in a level. 

anybody unlock anything other than the first gamerpic?  i wonder how much stuff you get from this one.
7327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alien the Prequel on: August 01, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
if they make it a different take on the whole alien one aspect where a research ship finds the space hulk and then has their own survival/destruction story ala alien with the ending being crashlanding the hulk onto the planet, then it could be good, if a bit trite. 

or they could rehash alien 4 with a research ship working on the alien as a weapon and stupidly let it loose. 

really though, it will be interesting to see if they can come up with a story not too similar to the other movies.
7328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win a copy of my zombie novel! on: August 01, 2009, 05:13:42 PM
i'd actually be happier buying it from you directly.  you get the money up front and get a larger share of the gain.  are you still in the city you so carefully destroy, or did you get uprooted to somewhere safer? 
7329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Win a copy of my zombie novel! on: July 30, 2009, 07:16:02 PM
too cool.  did you get it released into old B & M's?  i'd love to hunt down a copy if it's out locally. 
7330  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Beneath a Steel Sky - Remastered on iPhone on: July 30, 2009, 05:37:25 PM
yup.  and not only that, it's going to be getting art by dave gibbons.  name not familiar?  he's the artist who penned Watchmen, among many others.


out first on apple's platforms, then 'other handhelds'.  perhaps an xbla/psn release is on order too.  this could be pretty damn cool.
7331  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Steam] Weekend Deal(s) Velvet Assasin, Men of War, X3 Terran Conflict on: July 30, 2009, 05:13:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 27, 2009, 02:43:18 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 25, 2009, 05:50:30 PM

I've heard Men of War is crazy challenging/difficult.  True?

I didn't think it was crazy challenging, but it is challenging at times.  the same could be said for soldiers.  you just need to reload a save game and try a new tactic when you get stumped.

i picked this up during the sale and played a bit.  it definitely looks and feels like s:HoWW2 and that's a great thing in my book.  the difficulty can be quite high if you have never tried one though.  it helps to save before any major action in case you end up getting wiped out.  the first mission has a few spots where you can also do insanely well against larger forces if you play your cards right. 

at one point, i had two MG'ers in a well situated house facing out and loaded down with ammo.  they were supported by the other riflemen and smg's arrayed nearby and for covering fire.  while i took the tank up in manual control (god, that is fun btw) and cleared out the campers, they held their own admirably.  i didn't lose a man and when i rolled up with the tank, they had swapped to their backup weapons.  the pile of bodies all around them was huge. 

in comparison, on a previous attempt, i let their armored car do too much damage and the whole team was wiped out. 
7332  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Deep Discount's 25% off sale! on: July 30, 2009, 05:06:32 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on July 30, 2009, 02:04:49 PM

152 for the complete series is SO tempting.

I wonder if we should wait out one of those super Amazon price drops though...

i hear ya man.  i would have bought it in a heartbeat if i didn't already have all but season 4 on dvd now

maybe i can convince the wife it's a good deal.  i mean it is only ~60 more than the price of season 4 and 4.5
7333  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: InFamous Movie? on: July 30, 2009, 05:03:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 30, 2009, 07:01:59 AM

What's his name, the guy from the transporter?  If he can do an American accent he'd be good for the role.

you mean this guy?

jason statham would be great for the part and i wouldn't even mind if he stayed with the accent.  hell, port it london or nyc for the subways and real locations.  who would play the big bad guy though?
7334  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: July 30, 2009, 04:25:51 PM
if you haven't tried it, space invaders infinity gene is pretty damn cool.  play levels created from your music tracks.  somewhat expensive compared to most iphone games these days, but well worth it and still a great deal.

also on sale for now
radial 50  - breakout within a circle. pretty fun
kids vs zombies - free the last time i checked and not a bad game to boot.
spore origins, also for a buck, and if you haven't got it, pretty fun for a while.
star hogs.  bought, dl'ed and haven't played much.  worms-style tank game with a campaign and upgrades, plus mp.
7335  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: We're almost to the Fall Run, what's on you're buy list? on: July 30, 2009, 04:17:57 PM
Dragon Age
AC 2
Modern Warfare 2

rental/maybe on
Saboteur 360
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising - 360
Alpha Protocol

maybe if it actually releases this year
mafia 2
7336  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.
7337  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.
7338  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. 
7339  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.
7340  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
7341  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. 
7342  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.
7343  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. 
7344  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.
7345  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.
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.

7346  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
7347  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
7348  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
7349  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 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. 
7350  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.)
7351  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. 
7352  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. 
7353  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.
7354  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. 
7355  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. 
7356  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.
7357  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.
7358  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.
7359  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!

7360  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. 
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