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9921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rottenwatch: In the Name of the King on: January 12, 2008, 08:19:54 PM
He also had a part in Mean Machine with Vinnie Jones, which was a decent English take on The Longest Yard. 
9922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 BC winding down on: January 12, 2008, 08:04:42 PM
As much as I really want to see the BC updates continue, I have to honestly say I've only used it for a few games anyway.  As time goes on I look to my original Xbox games less and less because there are so many other new (or newer) games that I want to play. 
9923  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance 2 revealed (8 player co-op, 60 player multiplayer) on: January 12, 2008, 04:28:00 PM
The potential problem with 60 player multiplayer is that it pretty much demands larger levels and if you have less than max players it can really change the pace of the game and make it seem empty.  I'm sure they're taking that into account and trying to design for it, but depending on the solution it may mean less maps for fewer people.
9924  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: So here I am, building lists for 360 GT'ers... on: January 12, 2008, 04:54:04 AM
What the hell does CL stand for? 
9925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 12, 2008, 04:48:28 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 12, 2008, 01:42:58 AM

Quote from: Farscry on January 12, 2008, 01:39:14 AM

Quote from: Caine on January 09, 2008, 09:03:39 PM

btw, have you seen the sd-hd comparison shots of lotr?  very nice. 


LotR would be the reason I'd want an HD player. drool

Who loves ya?

Holy jeez.  That would absolutely push me to buy a Blu-Ray player (assuming that's what it comes out on). 
9926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rottenwatch: In the Name of the King on: January 12, 2008, 04:40:40 AM

Quote from: Farscry on January 12, 2008, 01:44:27 AM

Leelee AND Claire? drool drool drool


As well as Kristanna Loken...

(and on the side of respectable actors, John Rhys-Davies)
9927  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resistance 2 revealed (8 player co-op, 60 player multiplayer) on: January 12, 2008, 03:38:40 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 12, 2008, 01:35:38 AM

And yeah, I think it's from the scan because all the images have that.  I subscribe to Game Informer, so hopefully my mag comes soon and I can confirm (or if someone gets their magazine earlier...).

Yeah, I got my copy of GI in the mail today and those are just bad scans. 
9928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cats vs Dogs on: January 10, 2008, 11:14:09 PM
I have allergies.  frown  Unfortunately that also means that cats that normally hide in the basement when visitors arrive (of which my dad and sister each have one) will always come out and rub against me and try to jump on my lap when I sit down.  They have some sick sense about those sorts of things. 
9929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: January 10, 2008, 07:47:08 PM
Hmm, the only copies of Rock Band I saw sitting around for the last month were PS3 copies (and that's not some bash on the PS3, it's just the truth).  I finally tracked my copy down at CompUSA of all places but every other store I've gone into (Circuit City, a couple Best Buys, etc) were always sold out of the 360 version. 
9930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Soul Calibur IV to feature...Vader and Yoda? on: January 10, 2008, 12:44:05 AM
I agree with Thin_J that they just seem so out of place. 

The one thing those screenshots did do is show me how freaking awesome the game looks in general, though.
9931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EGM gets blacklisted for 'poor reviews' on: January 10, 2008, 12:36:59 AM

Quote from: Destructor on January 10, 2008, 12:22:36 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 10, 2008, 12:19:28 AM

As corporations, publishers have every right to ban any publication they want for poor coverage. But that doesn’t make it right. Gamers should feel disrespected as well.
Do they?  Sure, they can not give the magazine advance or review copies... but they can't actually stop a game magazine from reviewing a game, can they?

I don't think so, no. But their review will come out at least a month after everybody else due to the usual lead time of magazines.

Yeah, not having that extra lead time with "near production review copy" is going to hurt quite a bit in the print medium.  I would guess 2 months delay between when they would normally get to review versus having to buy off-the-shelf copies. 
9932  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Portal:First Slice free to nVidia users on: January 09, 2008, 07:57:13 PM
So how long is the extended demo for a 2-hour game?  I've never liked when they call this sort of thing "a special version", as if they're trying to fool people into thinking it is some special edition and not just a demo. 
9933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Monkey Island + Diablo = ??? on: January 09, 2008, 07:54:21 PM
I hope this turns out really great.  An action-RPG might be a good way to take the story/character type stuff from classic adventure games and make it appealing to the current gamer.

Brutal Legend is kind of headed that way (more actiony than Psychonauts' platformer it seems) and even Dungeon Runners has quite a bit of humor found in it's unique item system.  I can't wait to see more of this one once it gets further along.
9934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Minty green PSP..uh...ewww on: January 09, 2008, 07:36:31 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 09, 2008, 07:04:47 PM

I like it!  It's like a 50s kitchen appliance!  If I got it I'd just have to add on some chrome buttons and an analog volume meter.

Or some sweet tailfins!
9935  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LittleBigPlanet - looking better and better (CES 2008 vid) on: January 09, 2008, 04:32:13 PM
I hope they have a very good way of sorting the good levels from the bad when there are a bunch to download. 
9936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3/360 Exclusives for 2008 on: January 09, 2008, 04:29:29 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 09, 2008, 05:58:16 AM

I count 82% of the games listed in EngineNo9's post being a disappointment.

Quote from: GatorFavre on January 09, 2008, 05:47:58 AM

75% of the games you listed will be shit.  You'll see.

Yeah, well I totally appologize for getting excited about some games that I think I might enjoy.  If you think that 9.84 of those games will suck then that is your perogative, but frankly you can blow it out your ass.  The same thing could be said any year you pick.  It's assumed that not every title is going to live up to it's potential, but often they do or they are still much fun despite that. 
9937  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EGM gets blacklisted for 'poor reviews' on: January 09, 2008, 04:24:29 PM
So when did the last Mortal Kombat game come out?  And EGM just decides to get all up uppity now? 
9938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3/360 Exclusives for 2008 on: January 09, 2008, 05:40:24 AM
Lackluster?  Mercs 2, GTA 4, Prototype, Bionic Commando, Borderlands, Far Cry 2, Mafia's an open world extravaganza!  (not to mention several others like Fable 2, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Sabateur, Alan Wake, Too Human, etc)
9939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sam & Max Freelance Police on: January 09, 2008, 05:35:52 AM
Cool!  We didn't have cable back when this was on so it will all be new to me.  I did see part of an episode in a hotel or something and I remember the voices being disappointingly not like the game, though. 
9940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/7) on: January 09, 2008, 02:38:02 AM

Quote from: Destructor on January 09, 2008, 12:36:58 AM

On that note, I wonder how much cash Nintendo makes on all their VC titles...

Somewhere between a whole lot and shit-loads.
9941  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Club - Demo Tomorrow on XBL **BAH Europe and Aus only** on: January 08, 2008, 11:14:51 PM
Well that sucks.
9942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lode Runner remake coming to XBLA on: January 08, 2008, 07:43:47 PM
You guys have looked at the other screenshots, right?  It's not all ice and sasquatch you know. 
9943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 08, 2008, 07:40:36 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 08, 2008, 02:10:15 PM

I don't see the Bluray 2.0 spec as being any big deal.  All it brings to the table is web interactivity features which I could care less about.  I'm hard pressed to think of that as anything but gimmicky.  Any 1.1 compatible player will do a great job at playing back movies and can also do the cool picture in picture stuff like Warner used on the 300 HD-DVD. 

Quote from: Simon on January 08, 2008, 07:52:06 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on January 08, 2008, 07:17:10 AM

I don't get it, how can they update players that are already sold to consumers?  Are people spending $400 for players that won't be able to work with discs in 6 mos?

Firmware updates. The software on the Blu-Ray player I have was an old version when I got it. I downloaded the update off the Sony website, burned it to a disk, and updated the player to a newer version (went from 2.5 to 3.7). I believe the newest players can be hooked up directly to the internet for those downloads.

I may be wrong but I think the PS3 is the only current player that can be updated via firmware to 2.0.  As I understand it, the 2.0 spec requires 1 Gig of onboard RAM while the current players only have the 300+ megs that are required by 1.1. 

Well the PS3 has only a total of 512MB RAM (including video memory) so it doesn't seem to even fit that standard unless they use some sort of virtual memory for whatever that feature is. 
9944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Gladiators on: January 08, 2008, 07:34:17 PM
I can't believe you guys are supporting the networks with this sort of crap.  frown
9945  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3/360 Exclusives for 2008 on: January 08, 2008, 07:29:00 PM
There are a few I would like to play on both platforms.  Probably more on the 360, which is good since that is what I have, but neither is overwhelmingly loaded from my perspective.
9946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Mafia developers absorbed, now 2K Czech on: January 08, 2008, 03:38:39 PM
So Illusion Softworks, makers of the awesome Mafia, Vietcong, H&D and working on Mafia II, have now been acquired by Take-Two and renamed 2K Czech.  (pun intended?)  Anyway, I saw the press release over here

(I put this in Console Games because Mafia II is being developed for consoles, and more people just plain read and comment here)
9947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lode Runner remake coming to XBLA on: January 08, 2008, 03:30:38 PM
I'm with Lockdown and disarm, it was a favorite back in the Apple II days and I'd love to see a good remake. 
9948  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Another Edition of Lotto Fun! on: January 07, 2008, 08:53:43 PM
"This is 100% percent legal. As a lawyer I know this."
9949  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/7) on: January 07, 2008, 08:04:46 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 07, 2008, 07:10:31 PM

"Interstate Love Song" -Stone Temple Pilots

any other songs coming out this week?
9950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (1/7) on: January 07, 2008, 03:31:29 PM
The XBLA game for the week is supposed to be Omega Five.

I'm buying nothing.
9951  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 - 17.7M/Halo 3 - 8.1M/Mass Effect - 1.6M Oh My! on: January 07, 2008, 12:28:16 AM
Well I didn't buy the 360 because I had interest in Japanese RPG's.  That's like buying a Mini Cooper because you're interested in offroading.  Not that having them there hurts the platform, but if that's your major thing you should look into a PlayStation, you know?  How many RPG's are on the freaking Wii?  How many good shooters?  Or driving games?  
9952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Am I Less of a Man for Using Body Wash? on: January 07, 2008, 12:21:30 AM
Scrotum.  Ha.  Ha. 
9953  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: CircuitCity B&M $8.96 Video Game Clearance on: January 06, 2008, 08:25:02 PM
I was interested in Tomb Raider and Hitman for the $16.96 clearance price. 
9954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 06, 2008, 03:41:43 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 06, 2008, 03:14:40 AM

So, is this a DoS, or is it the massive influx of gamers from Christmas? If its the latter, while it sucks for our playing games, it must mean rather staggering sales for MS.

As was said by someone earlier, it's hard to believe that there are really that many more people trying to play on Live right now than there were when Halo 3 was released.  However, I thought the DoS attack thing was also debunked. 

Personally, I think no matter what the problem is, they would be better off being a bit more transparent and communicate exactly what they are doing. 
9955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drunk in Japan. on: January 05, 2008, 07:58:21 PM

Quote from: Nth Power on January 05, 2008, 10:29:26 AM

Go on one of those crazy Japanese game shows!  nod

Sometimes that's not a great idea...
9956  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Should I return Stuntman Ignition? What would you do? on: January 05, 2008, 05:37:10 PM
I thought it was a great game so I lean towards "keep it, open it, and play the shite out of it"!  Plus, I tend to have a problem being dishonest, even if it's towards a large corporation I don't necessarily like.  But mostly because that game kicks ass.
9957  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 Officially Announced on: January 05, 2008, 05:33:43 PM
Yeah, I'm guessing they must have been using a pre-written set of questions, and that didn't work out too well for the interview. Tongue
9958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone see Juno? on: January 05, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
I want to see Juno, and one of the reasons is Michael Cera who is always quite funny.  I'm also putting Charlie Wilson's War in my Netflix queue.  Ike loses. 
9959  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Woot..Pioneer 5.1 Surround Sound System for Xbox 360 $90 on: January 05, 2008, 05:25:05 PM
I wish I had seen that on Woot earlier.  I almost jumped on the deal a couple days ago before they ran out, too.  That company on Amazon wants $42 for shipping, which is kind of a bum deal. 
9960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hi-Def War to end at CES 2008...? on: January 05, 2008, 07:36:32 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 05, 2008, 07:05:46 AM

Evidently Warner's Sister Studio, New Line, has confirmed that they are Bluray exclusive too.

And that means the Lord of the Rings Ultimate Extended Director's Cut Hi-Def Gouge Edition!
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