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2681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Torchlight, a follow-up to Fate and Mythos on: June 06, 2009, 02:37:09 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 06, 2009, 02:03:37 PM

Massively.com has a brief piece on it, and some video footage from E3 (at end of their impressions piece):
http://www.massively.com/2009/06/05/e3-2009-torchlight-will-morph-from-single-player-game-to-mmo/

Don't panic about the "to MMO" part -- they mean they'd like to ramp it up into a free MMO well after the initial release, and be able to do regular updates to the content (rather than a Diablo style, "content updates only in the form of paid expansions" system).
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Torchlight will have pets that can fight with you, they never die and have their own inventory. We thank Runic Games for this design choice, because it means as players we won't have to constantly check in on our little monster's health -- instead, we'll be able to focus on beating the living mana out of our enemies.

The class we were able to get our hands on was the Destroyer. This class summons a shadow worm that attaches to your back and attacks anything nearby. We thought it was pretty wicked, actually. The game will be very modder friendly, which is a big bonus for the game's community. Things such as skills, quests, level cap, art and levels will all be moddable -- and the system is much like Unreal's drag and drop modular functionality.

Twelve to eighteen months after the single player release, Perfect World will launch the free to play MMO version. Planned features for the online game include more character customization, more character classes, mounts, PvP (both personal and territorial) and randomly generated dungeons. They will also add social features like marriage, buddy lists, chat features and world events.
The MMO part seems like an awfully optimistic dream -- lots of companies have crashed and burn in "12 to 18 months."

I needed to jog my memory about Felicia Day (who's in the E3 video). She's maybe best known for Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing Along (http://doctorhorrible.net/) alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. That she'd be having fun trying Torchlight just makes her more attractive.  drool icon_lol

Sounds like you haven't watched The Guild.  icon_wink
2682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When did Final Fantasy 7 come to the PSP? on: June 06, 2009, 01:28:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 06, 2009, 03:31:59 AM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 06, 2009, 02:26:50 AM

I've got the PS1 version of FF7 so can play it on my PS3 if need be. I'm curious, getting this version means it could also run on the PSP but how would / does it look on the small screen? I'm curious but not ten dollars curious.  icon_wink

You can also stream the PS1 game of FF7 from your PS3 to your PSP via wi-fi. You could see how it plays that way. biggrin

Ah... I'll have to give that a shot. Thanks.
2683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Knights In The Nightmare from Sting on: June 06, 2009, 01:26:56 PM
Thanks to a power failure in the neighborhood which precluded doing much of anything else, I opened up my copy (which arrived today) and took it for a short spin in the dark. Mostly one word comes to mind - whatthefuck?  icon_lol

I'm smack in the middle of other things so didn't want to take the time / brain power to do any serious learning of this, that will have to wait - but I was blown away by the shear volume of tutorial and 'tips' entries for this. Then just started a new game, even after it warned me I really should do the tutorial first and had no clue what was going on. The wisp is advancing, the wisp is advancing, the wisp is advancing... errr, what? Looks like this will be interesting when I get some time to get serious about it.
2684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Sims 3 gold! on: June 06, 2009, 02:35:29 AM
Was starting to consider this and went to Amazon to check their price... and the comments there have pretty much killed any interest I had for this right out of the chute. Maybe later.
2685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3: Used 60gb or a new one? on: June 06, 2009, 02:33:06 AM
I'll pipe in as well as the owner of a launch 60GB who's had zero issues - get that if you are at all serious about wanting BC. Especially at the $300 mark if it has been well cared for.  thumbsup

Nicotine in the machine... got a nice ring to it.  icon_lol More about the smoke itself, of course, but I'm sure we all know that.
2686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: When did Final Fantasy 7 come to the PSP? on: June 06, 2009, 02:26:50 AM
I've got the PS1 version of FF7 so can play it on my PS3 if need be. I'm curious, getting this version means it could also run on the PSP but how would / does it look on the small screen? I'm curious but not ten dollars curious.  icon_wink
2687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlord 2 on: June 05, 2009, 08:42:35 PM
Seems very similar so far, other than the change from killing sheepies for souls to clubbing baby harp seals.  saywhat
2688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 05, 2009, 04:23:43 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 05, 2009, 04:08:50 PM

For things I like, there are also things I don't care about. I don't care that there's no visual damage modeling, or player controllable tricks on the cycles and quads, or cockpit views, or aftermarket performance mods for the vehicles, or tuning options. If the lack of these things bother you, you may want to rent the game first. For me, the lack of those items doesn't detract at all from the experience.

I'm right there with you except for the visual damage... I *love* that in other games when it's done well and would really appreciate it here but the lack of it isn't a deal-breaker for me as long as there's some kind of damage modeling. For the quad/atv trick riding I've already got Pure and it is very well done there. Everything else falls into the "wouldn't really use" camp for me.
2689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 05, 2009, 12:51:29 PM
Damn you, Mr Cow, now I'm going to have to add this to My List.  icon_razz
2690  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 04, 2009, 11:13:00 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 04, 2009, 10:58:32 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 04, 2009, 04:08:10 PM

Quote from: Fellow on June 04, 2009, 04:06:20 PM

Anybody know whether the reviews for this are actually going to be showing BEFORE release date?

I'm working on my review now - final boxed copy.  I'm absolutely LOVING it.  If you liked Hulk, you are gonna LOVE this.

I think the embargo lifts on the 9th, but I'm working to get out there early.  It's going to score very well. smile

Soooo glad I read this post.  The reference to Hulk just saved me $65. 

Which 'Hulk' are we talking about here?  I was assuming the 'Ultimate Destruction' one that I thought (never having played it) was very well received.  icon_neutral
2691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend Redesign! on: June 04, 2009, 12:38:02 PM
Nice!   thumbsup

You're right, I typically only go to the front page for specific reviews or when chastised in the forums, my bookmark takes me directory to the 'top' of the forums. And interesting comment about the 'Console' forum, I've found that to basically be true - I come here primarily for console discussions and OO for the pc, they have the exact opposite ratio of posts pc v. console.
2692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox 360 memory cards on: June 04, 2009, 12:33:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 03, 2009, 07:37:19 PM

Memory card is solid state though, right?  So I would expect that to be more durable than a HDD. 

Solid state? As in an SSD? I always thought they were just overpriced USB flash drives... or is that classed as 'solid state' as well? icon_confused
2693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prototype on: June 04, 2009, 12:29:22 PM
So... pictures of the EU version show that the US street date may have been broken or are the two unrelated?  icon_neutral
2694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Knights In The Nightmare from Sting on: June 03, 2009, 09:17:04 PM
FWIW, my preorder shipped from Amazon today.
2695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 03, 2009, 07:12:17 PM
Did you win the challenge?  I'm curious how this comment from the review sits with you:

Quote from: IGN
There's no rubber-banding per se, but the way that the game makes things "challenging" is by having the guys at the front of the pack take off at a million miles an hour and then stay ahead for the bulk of the race. Near the end, it'll just slow down a great deal to let you pass on by and win the race. Once you realize that this happens every time, it's not a matter of taking risks to catch up but simply playing it safe and waiting for the computer to let off the accelerator and let you take your place on the podium.

Especially after you have more races under your belt.
2696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 03, 2009, 03:44:44 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on June 02, 2009, 11:09:22 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on June 02, 2009, 10:46:47 PM

Is the difficulty adjustable? I had an odd problem with the SP demo, not sure if it was just not spending the time needed to get the controls down, but all I managed to do was die, die, die, die, die. Sometimes rather quickly. Never did really get all that far into the demo mission.  disgust

Yes, from Casual to Insane and it can be adjusted at any time.

Great, thanks for that. Mr Cow.  icon_wink
2697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves revealed! on: June 03, 2009, 03:43:16 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 03, 2009, 12:26:30 AM

The beta is confirmed for release at midnight tonight, probably PST.

And hells yeah!  Elena and Sully are back!  And as we all guessed, not all is well with Elena and Nate.

"Last year's model."  icon_lol
2698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Red Faction: Guerrilla Impressions on: June 02, 2009, 10:46:47 PM
Is the difficulty adjustable? I had an odd problem with the SP demo, not sure if it was just not spending the time needed to get the controls down, but all I managed to do was die, die, die, die, die. Sometimes rather quickly. Never did really get all that far into the demo mission.  disgust
2699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: June 02, 2009, 09:19:06 PM
Ouch... 5.1 out of 10.  tear
2700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 02, 2009, 01:28:19 PM
Yes, there is.  icon_wink

Spoiler for Hiden:
Assuming you mean the... monk? Standing off in an out of the way place that says something along the lines of "Now that you've found me I suppose I should give this to you" and hands over 10,000 buckazoids.

Also amusing how there doesn't seem to be any consequence to pilfering everything from people's homes.
2701  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Gaming Headphones on: June 02, 2009, 03:32:29 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on June 01, 2009, 10:18:41 PM

Quote from: dmd on June 01, 2009, 09:25:31 PM

Purchased the HD-555.  The bottom part of the cups(right below my ear lobe) dig into my neck pretty hard and feels like it's pinching my eustachian tube or something.  Pretty darn uncomfortable.  Do they loosen up after awhile?

While they do loosen a bit, they were never uncomfortable for me.  You may need to return them.

Same here, never uncomfortable. Silly question, perhaps, but you do know you can pull down on the cups to adjust the fit, yes?
2702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tales of Monkey Island plus Monkey Island SE on: June 02, 2009, 03:28:58 AM
I know I will.  nod
2703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA]Monkey Island on: June 01, 2009, 05:35:05 PM
Press release for the remake and the new episodes.  icon_cool

http://www.lucasarts.com/company/release/news20090601.html
2704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 01:19:42 PM
That aspirin will "cure confusion for one ally".  icon_wink
2705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]Dantes Inferno on: June 01, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
That you get to climb down to get out.  icon_wink

Having just read 'Inferno' by Niven/Pournelle this doesn't seem very Dante-like... at least from what we've seen so far.
2706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: June 01, 2009, 12:42:18 PM
Agree with the above.  icon_wink

I wish I could turn off the music, though, it's really getting on my nerves. Several of the conversations have made me LOL, one exchange took place at the Inn where your character is told the daughter is running the show today because her mother is sick and "No, that is not a hint for a quest to go get medicine for her. You adventurers are all alike.".  Or the first time I found a "small bomb" in a box by a bed and thought "a bomb? there?" and then your character asked the same question.  icon_biggrin

Looks to be lots of things you can do to your weapons to improve them, some are slotted for upgrades or 'monsters' you can add, plus there's cards you can use to improve them and your skills. Kind of odd to me that, so far, all of the wandering monsters on the map use the same small blue imp-like figure, it's not until you actually get into combat that you know what you are actually going to be fighting. Just got to the first "dungeon" (the... Dark Spire, I believe) and it's the first time I have to worry about healing during combat, before that all of the random field encounters have been pretty easy and since you replenish HP and MP when you level up, that was working for me before this.

All kinds of odd healing things around to find and use... caffeine pills, a hamburger, cayenne pepper, acetylsalicylic acid, liger balm, milk, fried shrimp to name a few.
2707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fuel on: May 31, 2009, 12:31:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 03:35:22 PM

Quote from: morlac on May 30, 2009, 01:54:45 PM

This is disappointing as the video looked awesome.  Sigh just make A motocross madness sequel already.

You should look into Pure.  It's pretty good, though I think it may be more ATV-oriented.  It does have pre-loading before a jump and has a similar vibe to it.

FYI, Pure is 100% ATV.
2708  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (Updated May 5th 2009 1:55 PM) on: May 31, 2009, 03:23:24 AM
+1 to kathode
+1 to msteelers

Thanks guys!
2709  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 09:20:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 30, 2009, 02:29:17 PM

Well, now I'm suprememly annoyed.  Apparently, the only game that installed was Soviet Assault.  WTF?!  I have to go through the whole download again, now.

Next time, after the install when it asks if you want to keep or delete the 'temporary' files, tell it to keep them. They are what you can reinstall the game from or burn to media and save all that downloading again. Unless you're saying that was all that was downloaded?
2710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 06:33:51 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 30, 2009, 05:31:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 30, 2009, 05:10:29 PM

I saw them at my EB the other day and almost grabbed them - I just don't play the PS3 enough to really complain about the triggers. Think it's worth getting for the occasional gameplay?

I barely use mine either, but for 5 bucks I figured I couldn't go wrong.

I've never really found them complaint worthy as some have, they just make them better. And yah, there's the 'only five bucks' part, too.
2711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oooohh Mechs on: May 30, 2009, 01:51:04 PM
Ah yes, "Wander Panzers". Problem is (from what I understand) since FASA/Activision/whomever has trademarked "mech" everybody else has to make up other names for their... mechs. icon_wink
2712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [ps3] RealTriggers on: May 30, 2009, 01:33:26 PM
I'd picked a pair up earlier in the month from GameStop as well, they're still in place and working great for me. Unlike the 360/PS3 'kontrol freak' u-shaped stick thingies I didn't like at all.  icon_neutral
2713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Cross edge? Anyone? on: May 30, 2009, 01:27:57 PM
Interesting. That's the same guy that wrote the preview comments that I mentioned in the "What are you buying" thread when I went looking for information on the game. He used the word "complicated" more than once but seemed ok with the game, for example:

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If there's one thing I can tell you from my limited time with the turned-based Cross Edge, it's this: it's extremely complicated. That's not a bad thing, but after approximately two hours of play, I still have no idea what's happening.
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These reputable companies came together to create a "dream RPG" that acts as a massive dose of fan service for PS3 owners. Even though my experience with the game is sparse, I'm already intrigued to see where things are going and I'm eager to master the game's neat, albeit confusing, battle system.
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I've just barely scratched the surface of Cross Edge, but I'm excited to keep playing. Sure, the game uses low-res sprites but they're animated well and you'll be able to collect new costumes for all the characters which change their appearance and portrait. It should keep folks busy for awhile.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to continue analyzing a battle system that's more complicated than a fusion reactor's design schematic.

I guess once he spent more time with it, he became less... excited.
2714  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 30, 2009, 04:30:49 AM
Hmmm... I bought and downloaded a 4GB game from them yesterday, took about an hour all told.  icon_neutral
2715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (PSP) Crimson Gem Saga on: May 29, 2009, 11:28:41 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on May 28, 2009, 11:31:57 PM

My Amazon pre-order still shows what it has for the last few days: "Shipping soon" with an delivery estimate of tomorrow.  icon_neutral

Edited to add: at 6PM today got my 'shipped' email... so shipped today and still showing an arrival date of tomorrow. We shall see!

And it's here, they actually shipped it overnight.  thumbsup  Hopefully I'll have some time to give it a spin over the weekend.
2716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 07:47:52 PM

Quote from: Turtle on May 29, 2009, 07:15:12 PM

Press start, some text should describe a stunt at the bottom of the screen.

Oh, that? Thanks, guess I need to pay more attention.  icon_wink
2717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist: 05/29/09 on: May 29, 2009, 06:55:22 PM
You mean the "Eyes Only" guy or whatever in the heck he goes by? That stupid shithead?  icon_biggrin
2718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: First 2 InFAMOUS Review on: May 29, 2009, 06:51:42 PM
So, these Stunts... I found them online but are they documented anywhere in game and I'm just not smart enuf to find them?  retard
2719  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Japanese predictive text is awesome! on: May 29, 2009, 06:43:20 PM
The PS3 has predictive text and does a good job with the word you are typing. However, not sure how exactly the 'next word' part works, mostly seems to be driven by what you've typed in the past after the word you've just entered.
2720  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Gamersgate daily sales on: May 29, 2009, 02:55:03 PM
There's been some talk here, but a bunch of discussions over at OO. Search seems to be brokey over there, only could find a couple:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67774

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=65492
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