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9641  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 Officially Announced on: July 23, 2007, 11:07:53 PM
I didn't realize that the console versions were that different, either.  If I'm ever bored I may rent the 360 version. 
9642  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]chatpad on: July 23, 2007, 10:58:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 23, 2007, 03:53:19 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on July 22, 2007, 09:23:52 PM

Why have a keyboard when you have a microphone?

Exactly. Text messaging FTL.

IM on 360 is a stupid idea in the first place.



And text messaging on a cell phone is a stupid idea, too, but that doesn't stop millions of people from using it daily. 
9643  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Heavenly Sword pics [PS3] on: July 23, 2007, 10:49:17 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on July 23, 2007, 06:47:28 PM

hmm,so i am wrong when thinking this game was just a beat em up?

does look mighty impressive

and if all goes well i will have my PS3 this week....hey,and i'm in the uk!! icon_biggrin

It's basically along the same lines as God of War, so if you consider that just a beat em up then yeah it is.  A lot of those shots are from cutscenes, not that the regular stuff doesn't look amazing. 
9644  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/23) on: July 23, 2007, 10:43:49 PM
Nothing to buy for me, although I'm sure I'll try out the Arcade demos. 
9645  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]this week...Wing Commander Arena on: July 23, 2007, 10:41:00 AM
Considering all of those titles are from 10 years ago and this is a new game developed for XBLA and likely has no voice work, I'd go with "none of the above". 
9646  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: And now, my Dad is getting a PS3 on: July 23, 2007, 08:59:55 AM

Quote from: Turtle on July 23, 2007, 06:54:09 AM

It's definitely nice to see a big budget game that's not an FPS.  Whereas so far, all of MS' big budget titles have been shooters.

Really?  Kameo, Viva Pinata, PGR3, Forza 2, Crackdown...all published by Microsoft, but all just shooters?
9647  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [IMHO] Killzone SP is better than Halo SP on: July 23, 2007, 08:47:35 AM
I want a sequel to Black. 
9648  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 6/07) on: July 23, 2007, 04:21:44 AM
+1 to Calvin for UT2004
9649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jade Empire contest? on: July 23, 2007, 03:52:52 AM
Congrats, guys.  I'm really looking forward to that LOTRO contest...hopefully it's something that I don't suck at. 
9650  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman: Ignition demo up on Live! on: July 23, 2007, 03:46:58 AM
I finally got the download to work and I enjoyed the demo quite a bit.  Perhaps not as much as I was hoping to, but I can see especially in the larger movie sense that it will be really cool. Depending on the timing of this release (busy or dead for other games I eant) I will probably end up picking it up or renting it. 
9651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1-18-08 Trailer Online on: July 22, 2007, 10:44:06 PM
Wow, a blurry picture of people.  How will I ever contain my excitement. 
9652  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone playing Overlord for the PC? I'm stumped, need help? on: July 22, 2007, 10:29:39 PM
I haven't played any more than the demo, but this is from the GameFAQs walkthrough:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Now then, carry the hive farther and break more mushrooms. Kill the bugs and
kill the froggies up the path.  Continue along until you get to some
geysers.  Guide your minions through to the wheel to form a bridge for the
hive to cross.  Using the guard marker here is very useful.  Break any
mushrooms along the way that hinders your blues carrying the hive.  You'll
see a brown spawning pit here and another geyser blocking your path.

So take the path right with some browns and blues.  Kill the wisps and frogs
and have your blues pull the block down in the water at the end of the road.
Head back to the brown spawn pit and take the path that is across from it,
it's kinda hidden, for some blue bugs, barrels and a giant pile of money!
You can't bring it back yet, but your can come back for it.  Now take the
path to the left of the waterfall-geyser and you'll come to a broken bridge.
The only 2 ways I can think of doing this here is to either have 1 blue take
the egg away from the wheel so the others can turn it, or just kill the
birds with your fireballs so they can turn it.  Once the bridge is completed,
head across and move the rock.

Return to the hive.  Move it along the road, clearing more mushrooms out
of the way.  Finally they'll find a waypoint to put it in.  Yay!  Now go back
and grab that giant sack of cash.
9653  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Darkness on: July 22, 2007, 04:11:28 AM
My only real problem with the game so far is that it's a real pain in the ass to control the Creeping Dark.  Running into walls, going sideways, not being able to transfer from one surface to another...just annoying in general. 
9654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: IT'S P-DAY! (impressions/spoilers within) on: July 22, 2007, 03:35:11 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 21, 2007, 01:40:51 PM

Quote from: Punisher on July 21, 2007, 12:19:05 PM

Be forewarned. It now seems that people are posting spoilers in other forums under unassuming titles. EX: I went to pbnation.com (A paintball forum) and someone posted a new message about a new marker coming out. Inside were nothing but spoilers....such a jackass...

On another note, my book better come today...

I'm working hard to bust these scumbags as they pop up.  Sorry if anyone gets burned....

Unfortunately I looked in that one thread very early this morning before it disppeared.  People annoy me. 
9655  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 20/Jul/07 on: July 21, 2007, 09:17:03 PM
I'll have to add the Mythos beta to my list...it's pretty dang fun so far. 
9656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I want her internet connection!!! on: July 21, 2007, 12:50:21 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 21, 2007, 12:40:36 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on July 21, 2007, 12:33:26 AM

Geez, she could download ALL the pr0n on the internet in, like, ten minutes.

or the whole internet in 20 minutes!

You are vastly over-estimating the non-pron content of the internet. 
9657  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mythos opens up on: July 21, 2007, 12:06:26 AM
Yay, I got an invite from the web signup, too!  I'll have to wait until tomorrow before I can check it out, though. 
9658  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 20/Jul/07 on: July 20, 2007, 11:38:27 PM
I'll be playing more of The Darkness and hopefully completiing it so I can get it sent back to GameFly.

I'd like to re-read the other Harry Potter books before starting the new one, but I'm sure something would get spoiled so I'll probably have to do some of that, too.
9659  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stuntman: Ignition demo up on Live! on: July 20, 2007, 11:21:25 PM
I really want to try this one out and I just can't get it to go beyond 77% downloaded.  I hate when that happens. 
9660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1-18-08 Trailer Online on: July 20, 2007, 12:57:17 AM

Quote from: Kratz on July 16, 2007, 05:28:13 PM

Nobody thinks it is Godzilla?

I think after the last Godzilla movie (Godzilla: Final Wars) they said that they would be taking a 10 year break from the films.

I didn't think the Blair Witch Project was really all that great.  Hopefully this one is decent.
9661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: 36 Hours 'til impressions! (spoilers within) on: July 20, 2007, 12:49:58 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 19, 2007, 04:04:07 PM

I'm certainly pumped- I re-read Book 6 last week and since Sunday I've re-read Books 2&3 and am now a quarter through Book 4 and will hopefully finish that one before getting seven.  I'd really love to re-read OotP (my favorite so far) before Deathly Hallows but I just don't think I could keep from being spoiled in the time it takes to read that monster. 

Do you understand the concept of numbers and how they have a natural order?    slywink
9662  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Darkness on: July 20, 2007, 12:10:23 AM
I just got The Darkness from my new GameFly subscription and so far I'm liking it.  I'm looking forward to getting some more Darkness powers. 
9663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stardust [2007] on: July 18, 2007, 11:29:16 PM
The previews I've seen make it seem pretty cheesey, but it might be decent.
9664  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] I IZ A N0UB. WAT TO GET WIT IT? on: July 18, 2007, 12:51:12 PM
Yes, you need a Live Gold account to play online, but you can download all the free demos, movies, Arcade demos, etc with a free Silver account.  No need to buy a Gold account until you've purchased a game you really want to play online. 
9665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I is da ironmans. on: July 18, 2007, 08:02:30 AM

Quote from: Semaj on July 17, 2007, 11:11:48 PM

who's rdj?

Robert Downey Jr.
9666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [VOIP] SunRocket calls it quits on: July 18, 2007, 07:31:18 AM
Kobra strikes again. 
9667  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue coming in October of this year on: July 18, 2007, 07:22:50 AM
The video I saw of this certainly makes it look amazing.  Way better than Forza 2 in my opinion.  Of course the lack of any damage is a big minus.

One thing: if this is "Prologue", does that mean the real game is coming out later or something?  Or did they decide to go the massive download direction where you buy the core game and download extra cars and levels as you want?
9668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Dream Game: Bubble Bobble HD w/ co-op play over PSN, Live - what is yours? on: July 18, 2007, 12:55:47 AM

Quote from: Purge on July 17, 2007, 05:48:12 PM

Return Fire (3D0) on Live.

Hell yeah!  And I would also like to see a new Bionic Commando.
9669  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/16) on: July 18, 2007, 12:35:16 AM
Maybe Bomberman. 
9670  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So, What are your most anticipated games for the rest of 2007? on: July 18, 2007, 12:31:53 AM
My top picks:
Mercenaries 2
GTA IV
Unreal Tournament 3 (although I may just wait until next yearís 360 version)
Halo 3
Half-Life Ep 2/TF2
Stranglehold

When I get time/money list:
Assassinís Creed
Project Gotham Racing 4 (the bikes make it less appealing to me)
Beautiful Katamari
Mario Galaxy
Smash Brothers
Bioshock
9671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]New Backwards compat list on: July 18, 2007, 12:05:15 AM
I think the only big one I'm still waiting for now is Beyond Good & Evil. 
9672  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Final Trade List (pre-move):Motorstorm,Rogue Galaxy, Sixaxis, MORE!!! on: July 11, 2007, 12:02:11 PM
Since my UT2004 DVD is scratched I'll take yours.  PM on it's way.
9673  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: After half a year of Vista, how many are on board? on: July 10, 2007, 02:02:46 PM
The last actual full computer that I bought came with DOS and Windows 3.11.  I think that was about 13 years, four operating systems and many parts ago. 
9674  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Microsoft's 360 redesign - code-named Falcon on: July 10, 2007, 01:52:57 PM
Mike, I wouldn't expect them to send you a brand new model.  They'll most likely just send you a refurbished one of the older style if they can't fix yours.  Then you have to deal with all that time of sending it back and waiting and talking to morons on the phone...not worth it. 
9675  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/9) on: July 10, 2007, 12:10:01 AM
Squat.
9676  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Backlog Thread: July Edition on: July 09, 2007, 09:47:39 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 08, 2007, 04:38:38 PM

Quote from: mikeg on July 08, 2007, 02:11:29 PM

Sadly, not much backlog here as I have few games for the pc since my pc is el crappo and no upgrade for years and years I suspect.  About all I have unfinished at this time is Dark Messiah, and that barely runs, even on low settings.   But I will wade through it just to see what happens but not sure how much fun it will be looking at all that blurred textures and low frame rate.

FWIW, an enhanced port of Dark Messiah is coming to the 360 this fall. 

Actually it's not slated to hit until early next year, and I'd be surprised if it gets much attention then unless it has some major enhancements. 
9677  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Forza 2 vs PGR 3 on: July 09, 2007, 02:06:41 AM
I hope you enjoy Forza 2!  There are a lot of good points to it, but just don't expect it to blow you away visually.  The full game is certainly more entertaining than the demo, but it didn't hold my interest for the long term. 
9678  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Gaming Pet Peeve] Final levels that ratchet up the difficulty on: July 09, 2007, 01:56:03 AM
Yeah, the Psychonauts Meat Circus was painful for such a wonderful game. 

I also thought that General RAAM at the end of Gears of War was by far the most difficult and infuriating thing in that game.  Several times I was close to throwing my controller. 
9679  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monkey Ball (Wii)? on: July 09, 2007, 01:51:30 AM
I haven't actually played the Wii version of Monkey Ball, but from what I've heard, if all you're looking for is the marble rolling stuff you might be better off with Kororinpa: Marble Mania, which you can get for $40 new.  It doesn't have the minigames and such of the Monkey Ball series, though, if that's important. 
9680  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Forza 2 vs PGR 3 on: July 08, 2007, 12:22:39 PM
First off, welcome to the club and I hope you enjoy your new console!  I have both Forza 2 and Project Gotham Racing 3(as well as DiRT) and I can say that each of them does their own thing very well, it just depends on what you are looking for. 

If you want a career-oriented game similar to the Gran Tourismo series where you are buying, upgrading and customizing tons of cars from different classes and doing pretty realistic racing then Forza 2 is what you want.  Lots of depth and things to do, but the tracks wore a bit thin after a while.  Good online support with stuff like the auction house.

PGR3, like the previous PGR games, is a bit less realistic and based more around gaining kudos and racing style rather than just perfect racing lines.  You aren't going to be upgrading your cars and you won't find the more run of the mill cars like a Corolla or Focus anywhere in there like Forza 2 has, but there is a pretty good variety of high-end sports cars.  There are some decent online features also, considering it was a launch title.  This one is also available for half price these days (or cheaper used), so that might make it worth a second look. 

If you like rally and off-road racing like I do, then I don't think you can go wrong with DiRT.  The only big downside is that the multiplayer is limited to each player running a time trial stage and comparing the results (although up to 100 people can compete at once). 

There are demos available for Forza 2, DiRT, Burnout Revenge and tons of other games for free download on the Marketplace, so if you have a broadband connection I would definitely get that hooked up and try some of them out.
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