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8681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 27, 2008, 09:51:25 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on March 27, 2008, 08:51:53 PM

Well shit, I bought this game as well.  Hopefully I'll have more fun with this game than Hark. 

I hope so too for your sake.  Hopefully this time we don't think alike at all.  Let me know.
8682  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 08:40:34 PM

Quote from: Arkon on March 27, 2008, 08:27:57 PM

I think jumping is a good investment but not until we get some better team speed and tackling we are missing a lot of tackles.  I think as a team we should go for the sure handed tackles and not worry as much about trying to strip the ball.
Sounds good, for the record I didn't miss my tackles slywink  I never try to force fumbles either since I'm not a strength powerhouse.  I'm focusing on the tackle bonuses in the skills along with vision and coverage to try to prevent any long plays on my side.
8683  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 08:14:30 PM
Right now my FS is focused on good tackling and vision and preventing anyone getting past him.  What is the team opinion on putting some focus towards catching/jumping and interceptions?  Should I stick with the tactics of never trying an interception unless I have double coverage or should I try to snag that ball more often?
8684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 27, 2008, 07:13:29 PM
Beta is over on the 25th of April

ATB, I think you'd like the game a lot

Killing heli's is a bit rough, but they aren't really that effective either so it's not terrible for me.  There are AA guns and vehicles that work really well though.
8685  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 27, 2008, 05:22:12 PM
I'd like to point out the following stats..

Stuttgart                    Ply   Tk    MsTk
SS Jeremiah Soulchilde 45     2        2
FS Harkonis Sparx        46     2        0

Just rubbing it in.  This is fun since I can ding Soul and Lockdown both at the same time! slywink
8686  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: March 27, 2008, 05:19:20 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 26, 2008, 05:35:07 PM

Well, I tried this for 10 days.   It makes me excited for Champions Online but I just can't get past the dated graphics and grindy gameplay. frown

I'm surprised, I dont' really find the graphics dated that much.  I play with all particle effects at max and AA'd out at 1920x1080 and the game looks pretty amazing still.

The game doesn't get 'grindy' imo until the 30's and they've toned that down greatly.  If you found it grindy pre-30 you probably hate every MMORPG since CoX is pretty light on grinding unless you're just trying to get a badge by killing 1000 of one type of mob.
8687  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Think I Need A Break From COD 4 on: March 27, 2008, 05:16:21 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on March 27, 2008, 04:29:54 PM

This is a good illustration of why I never cared for voice chat.  Hearing little kids refer to me with non-applicable racial slurs is not, IMO, any sort of progress in the gaming experience.

It's nice that you can tell your team mates where a sniper is without having to type it, but having to hear people talk smack is kind of useless.

Thankfully the game makes it easy enough to mute people.  I typically spend the first 30 seconds of a match muting people who were irritating in the lobby slywink
8688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 27, 2008, 05:11:58 PM

Quote from: Canuck on March 27, 2008, 01:09:45 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 27, 2008, 10:40:07 AM

  Will probably pick up the others eventually since I like the game and will support it.  Same reason I buy the cars and tracks for Forza and the songs for Rock Band. 

On the other hand, not having certain tracks for Rock Band doesn't put you at a disadvantage to other players.  I don't like FPS' on the consoles anyways but even if I did I wouldn't be buying this game out of principle. But I guess because of my preferences it's a moot point.

I don't think not having these guns is going to put anyone at a disadvantage.  They really did make parity between weapons.  For example all assault rifles have the same magazine size.  Differences between weapons is mostly cosmetic with the exception of shotguns (there are pump and semi) and sniper rifles (bolt action and semi) and in both of those cases there are semi versions that are unlockable with levelling up so you're still not at a disadvantage by not buying the weapons.  It's not like there are any weapons that are more effective that you can only buy, or that you can't drive a tank without buying the license. (boy would that suck)

BTW, not having a song does in fact put you at a disadvantage in multiplayer because you don't get to play that song... ever slywink  And there are cars in Forza that are strictly better than cars that came with the game and you have to buy them.  You are in fact at a disadvantage in a ranked race vs someone who paid to have the better car but nobody bitched when they released those.
8689  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I Think I Need A Break From COD 4 on: March 27, 2008, 12:44:57 PM
You'll be back soon Nick
8690  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 27, 2008, 12:03:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 26, 2008, 04:16:50 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 26, 2008, 03:12:45 AM

Everything is crooked. Looks ridiculous.

I hope you're not insinuated that if things were straight, it'd look less ridiculous.  retard

If he's not then I will slywink  Though I think the star would look retarded regardless.
8691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 27, 2008, 10:42:07 AM

Quote from: skystride on March 27, 2008, 02:29:48 AM

Quote from: KePoW on March 26, 2008, 11:18:37 PM

Quote
Also, was it just me or was it hard to make out what the hell the other characters were saying? Seems more often than not the dialogue was drowned out by the overbearing dramatic music.

this is definitely true, and extremely annoying to those of us who like hearing or reading all the dialog.  this could have very easily been remedied by having subtitles, but there isn't even that option

Posted by the community manager awhile back:

Quote
I have one suggestion when you get the game: Set the Music and Sound FX to around 4 and have Voices set to 10. If you have Surround Sound thatís a big bonus. Dialog plays a major role in the story and really draws you in; you donít want to miss it.

That was the first thing I did and I still had a problem hearing voices.  I'm amazed any of you could hear them at all.  I hate in-game music so I always turn it down or off when I first play a game.
8692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 27, 2008, 10:40:07 AM

Quote from: Calvin on March 27, 2008, 06:04:38 AM

So far I like it fine. I am not in love with it, but i think it brings some cool innovation in the series. The weapons are cool, the specials are cool, the destructible environment stuff is fantastic and a lot of fun. Weapon aim is a it floaty, there is a ton of latency all the time, and there is woefully insufficient feedback for when you are hitting an enemy and when you in turn are being hit. Lots of little problems like that-the game needs a lot of polish IMO, and I am admittedly not in much of a gaming mood lately, but I still have fun with it and will probably play it a little more.


That's interesting that you say that.  Floaty aim and lack of feedback when hitting and being hit is my biggest pet peeve in any shooter.  It's the reason I couldn't enjoy Frontlines and Army of Two.  Having said that though, I found none of that in B:BC.  I always knew where I was getting tagged from, felt like I was taking people down effectively and had no floatiness whatsoever in the aiming.  Haven't had a laggy battle yet either after 7 hours of playing total. 

After looking at how the various weapons work, I'm fine with the micro-transaction model.  There are weapons of close enough comparison available for unlocks that other than a completionist you don't really NEED the locked gear.  There are achievements in game (medals and the like) that require some of the locked weapons though I think they only require the ones you can unlock in-game and not the pay-to-unlock ones.

Because the gear that is pay-to-unlock is the pre-order stuff that would otherwise not be available to non-pre-orders at all I'm glad they at least offer the option to get them. 

I have no problem with pay to play game models as long as they aren't a huge and continuous wallet drain.  If there was something like medkits or extra ammo available for real money I'd have a problem and not play out of principle.  As it is, by pre-ordering the Gold edition I'll get 6 of the 10 locked weapons anyway.  Will probably pick up the others eventually since I like the game and will support it.  Same reason I buy the cars and tracks for Forza and the songs for Rock Band. 

On one hand I think if games are going to have a subscription model or continuous additions via micro-transactions then they should cost less than the $60, but then I realize that PC games were $50-$60 when I was in high school and the cost of gaming as a whole hasn't increased with inflation so I just deal with it.
8693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 27, 2008, 10:32:43 AM
I played a couple more hours last night and twice I had to stop and force myself to continue.  There's a scene in the sewars that's completely dark (even with brightness up a couple notches) where you get no less than 8 wave of badguys in cramped quarters coming at you.  You can't really see them and when they get close and you are near a wall the camera zooms in so all you see is the back of your dude and the back of his head.  Then when you take damage you get a bit of red mixed in with the blackness that makes it even harder to see.

The ability to buy weapons and customize them is pretty cool, but mostly irrelevant if controlling the weapons is such a pain.

I will say that guiding the glaive around in bullet time is a blast, if that's all you had to do in the game I'd play Duck Hunt - Glaive Edition.

I'm more than willing to sell the game to any of you who are seriously wanting to try it or think it'd be a good game for you.  As long as you know what you're getting into.  I'd just hate to take the $35 sting for a couple days of miserable gaming experiences if I trade it in for $25 frown There has to be someone who would actually enjoy this piece of crap slywink
8694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 26, 2008, 08:58:44 PM
It was after playing R6:V2 for a week then going to COD4 for a few hours that made me realize that as fun as COD4 is, the player movement speed is completely crazy over-the-top.
8695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 26, 2008, 08:07:41 PM
I'm not saying the story or graphics are bad, though the reviews seem to think they might be.

I can say that throughout the opening I just thought 'so what' while I normally pay attention closely to dialogue and cutscenes.  Production values seem pretty low on the scripting.

In the first 30 minutes I fought two boss battles which is another pet peeve of mine in shooters.  I despise boss battles and enemies that are invincible other than a puzzle solution.

While it's true that the controls may grow on me over time, my point was that a good game shouldn't require more than a few moments for me to get my bearings.  I'm a very fast learner on control schemes.

Soul, the framerate and animation is fine, the controls are clunky, the animation isn't so bad.  Reloading when the glaive is out seems a bit bad I guess.  I feel like I'm driving a tank around instead of a dude. lol
8696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 26, 2008, 06:49:27 PM

Quote from: Turtle on March 26, 2008, 05:17:43 PM

Wow, that's pretty bad.

Just wondering but did you player Resident Evil 4 or Gears?  How do the controls stack up to those games?

I didn't play RE4 but I did play through Gears.  Gears controls were similar but I didn't have any aiming issues with Gears. Aiming was pretty smooth and natural.  In this game I found myself diving past cover into open areas, aiming for someone's head and the cursor would drift after I stopped moving it and stuff like that.  Gears didn't have those issues.
8697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 26, 2008, 05:21:23 PM
Another thought, I've noticed that the game loads into maps much faster, but isn't actually loading everything before it puts you in.  The tradeoff is that it's still loading textures and objects while you start playing.  In coop and vs this means there will be serious lag, both network and system load lag, while it loads the rest.  Sucks and obviously isn't optimal. 

While I can't say the game overall is bad, and it's a definite improvement over the first, the bar for multiplayer quality has definitely been raised by COD4 and this game just comes in under the bar for me.  I have a lot of fun WHEN I'm in a good sized team game and playing, but they made it so hard to get to that point.

Battlefield: Bad Company and COD4 right now are the top of my chart on multiplayer playability.  Hopefully they don't botch the implementation of parties and grouping in the full version of B:BC
8698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 26, 2008, 05:17:22 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 26, 2008, 01:26:10 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 25, 2008, 08:16:59 PM

FWIW I've only played the campaign in non-splitscreen co-op mode but I haven't witnessed any slow down either. 

This makes no sense (of course I believe you, I'm not referring to your experience). We have a wide variety of boxes here-manufacture date, HDMI, Pro, Elite, Arcade, etc. And it appears that its maybe 50/50 experiencing slowdown vs. not. How does this make any sense?

Makes sense to me just because of the shoddy quality control.  The 360's out there have vastly different levels of heat and load tolerance.  Many systems are probably in various stages of over heating and RROD.  Different ambient temps may be a factor.  Either way, I'm not that surprised.  Long gone are the days where every console of the same type is indeed the same.
8699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 26, 2008, 05:15:27 PM
Just tried multiplayer and it was the worst mp experience I've ever had on the 360.  Tremendous lag, simplistic maps, simplistic modes.  Obviously tacked on and never tested on Live. frown

first purchase I've really regretted for the 360 (and I bought Fusion Frenzy 2!)  icon_eek
8700  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: March 26, 2008, 05:14:11 PM
you can also get parties organized in Pocket D
8701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 26, 2008, 04:39:28 PM
So far after about 30 minutes playing all I can say is neat concept but the controls are pretty horrid and unresponsive.  Most important part of any game for me is the controls.  I can overlook bad story, bad graphics, and occasionally bad design in general, but when I'm fighting controls I just won't play.
8702  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 26, 2008, 04:03:39 PM
The couch can't see my stats?  That's odd.
8703  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: March 26, 2008, 04:02:44 PM
Soulchilde and I are still playing fairly regularly (he is very regular  icon_lol )

There are a couple others regularly in our guild that are on.  I don't play much on the hero side still but I now have 3 villains between 26 and 33 and about 8 of them between 1 and 20.
8704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 15 minutes of Dark Sector on PS3 on: March 26, 2008, 04:00:47 PM
The box didn't quite have that 'it' I was looking for.  I'm going to have to take 15% off the review for it.
8705  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 26, 2008, 12:12:23 PM
I made a center and kicker too.  Got them spread out among different leagues testing the water.
8706  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 26, 2008, 12:09:21 PM
I gained about 610 xp in my first game, the second one where I sat out gave me 90

Sucks that I had to move from the USA league to the EU league to get some playtime slywink  j/k
8707  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 26, 2008, 10:16:43 AM
I was traded to a human team on a 2 year contract and he played me for one game at the wrong position.  Then he benched me and I get no play time now.

Now I know how real players must feel when getting screwed by management slywink

8708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 25, 2008, 03:04:47 PM
Played for about an hour so far and I'm really liking it.  The destructible terrain and buildings is OMFG cool as well.   eek

Sniping is awesome and hard at the same time.

I wish you couldn't turn off head bobbing though.  It looks really cool, but since you can turn it off a competitive player like myself can't leave it on  ninja
8709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 25, 2008, 12:55:59 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on March 25, 2008, 12:49:55 PM

what does the platinum artist achievement stand for? My friend played with somebody yesterday and got the platinum artist achievement before the song even started.

It's playing with someone who did the endless set list on expert. I thought I read that off the achievement itself.
8710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Battlefield: Bad Company beta on: March 25, 2008, 11:41:22 AM
Been playing a bit, having fun but a lot of trouble aiming.  Also it's difficult to find out what does what without any guide or manual.  Tracer Gun?  How do you know who needs a medikit?  etc.

Seems a bit off on feel so far, but definitely potential.  Sadly no prone frown
8711  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Goal Line Blitz on: March 24, 2008, 04:06:48 PM
I signed up and made a FS.  Harkonis Sparx is the name.  Looks fun and low maintenance.
8712  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 23, 2008, 04:38:17 PM

Quote from: Canuck on March 19, 2008, 03:57:16 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on March 19, 2008, 02:54:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2008, 05:11:39 AM

I use the Gillette Fusion and it blows the Mach 3 out of the water.

I agree, been using the new brand for awhile now.

I have no issues using water to tap out and clean while using the razor. I replace the blade every 3 shaves.

Jesus I don't know what a Gillette Fusion costs but if it's anything like a Mach 3 then that must cost a fortune!!!  I use Mach 3 and I replace my razor every....3 weeks, or maybe more.  I don't shave every day but usually I do.

Wow, I can't imagine replacing a blade that often.  I have gone up to a month of near daily shaving on one blade before since the damn things cost a fortune.  Even if I won the lottery I wouldn't replace a blade every 3 shaves.
8713  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 23, 2008, 04:36:44 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on March 19, 2008, 05:11:39 AM

I use the Gillette Fusion and it blows the Mach 3 out of the water.

Same here, no problems with clogging either.  If you have problems you could try putting it in a small bit of water and swishing it back and forth.  I had to do this at a previous home where water pressure was an issue.  Just the amount of water on the shower floor would be enough if it clogged.
8714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Half Life 2] Well I just did that for nothing! on: March 23, 2008, 04:34:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 23, 2008, 04:17:41 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 23, 2008, 04:06:14 PM

That sense of achievement is now acknowledged, Pavlov-style, by a little sound effect and a visual pop-up.  Plus a cool icon.

Triggering reward-center in brain = more fun, magically.

so gamers who love achievements are dogs.  gotcha  icon_twisted

Sounds about right to me
8715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 22, 2008, 01:23:00 AM
Hope to play with you guys again soon sometime.  I throw out invites every time I see you but so far out of 20 people on and playing, all but 2 are doing split screen local and/or story mode only. frown
8716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 22, 2008, 01:20:11 AM

Quote from: Destructor on March 22, 2008, 12:26:31 AM

So, after playing the game a bit, I've come to the following conclusions:

1) The AI is dumb. Your partners will stand around and get shot at (and yes, they're on Assault mode) and return fire on their own terms. Yes, this means that you'll be doing most of the killing, even though your friends have belts of unlimited reloads.
2) The 'spawning' opponents STILL exists. Why the fuck, in this day and age, with this technology, are we still faced with enemies THAT DON'T EXIST until you walk over an invisible marker on the ground!?!
3) I've thrown grenades against vehicles that blow up, then move 10 feet and throw a grenade at a different vehicle, yet that one doesn't explode. WTF?

Thankfully, through all of this, the game is still fun. You just have to expect certain retarded decisions by the dev team in order to fully enjoy it.

I've had no problems with the ai not shooting enemies, it's movement issues I occasionally have to deal with.  I've done a couple missions with my partners doing 100% of the killing to see if I could.
8717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: March 21, 2008, 08:16:31 PM

Quote from: jersoc on March 21, 2008, 08:08:10 PM

lol @ retarded lawsuits
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/51876

"hey guys, how can we cash in on the rock band craze? I know, lets sue them!"

HA. as much as i hate mtv and EA. I hope they pound this retarded suit in the ground.

The game Guitar Freaks by Konami predates the 1999 patent and is pretty much exactly like Guitar Hero, I think Konami should sue Gibson.
8718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 21, 2008, 06:19:15 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 21, 2008, 04:25:20 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 21, 2008, 04:13:38 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 21, 2008, 03:31:38 PM

Well, I was able to play the tutorial last night til the GF kicked me off of the 360.  MY only problem is that I'm trained for CoD4

that's not your only problem if you're letting your GF kick you off the 360  Tongue

Geeks

Sex>>Gaming  Tongue

You can have sex AND gaming, you just have to find the right girl Tongue  I would never choose either one if it meant the exclusion of the other.
8719  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: is Warhammer Online dead? on: March 21, 2008, 06:16:11 PM
I just really hope they don't have any grind reward that affects pvp.  I despise accolades in CoX because in pvp it comes down to the badge grinders vs everyone else.
8720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: March 21, 2008, 04:20:55 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 21, 2008, 04:13:38 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on March 21, 2008, 03:31:38 PM

Well, I was able to play the tutorial last night til the GF kicked me off of the 360.  MY only problem is that I'm trained for CoD4

that's not your only problem if you're letting your GF kick you off the 360  Tongue
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