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4801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 on X-box 360? on: May 10, 2007, 05:16:26 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 10, 2007, 05:11:56 PM

Nothing official, but it only makes fiscal sense.  I'd be shocked if they didn't ship simultaneously or pretty damned close to it for 360 and PC with PS3 pulling up the rear a few months later.

Exactly, we'll probably see a release similar to Oblivion except a shorter gap between the 360/PC and the PS3 versions, if not a simultaneous release.
4802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Lego Star Wars: the true noob-friendly game on: May 10, 2007, 03:43:24 AM
I know there are games out there that help bring non-gamers into the gaming scene pretty well. Usually they fall into an "alternative" genre such as Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and even Wii Sports which I consider interactive entertainment rather than a video game in the traditional sense. That being said (basically what I'm saying is, aside from the above listed games), Lego Star Wars has to be one of the best games available to bring in those who don't normally play video games. My girlfriend and I played for more than 3 hours today and she loved it, usually she loses interest in a game within half an hour but she really loved this one and tried to plan for another night to play. The game is very simple and fun, and anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies will appreciate the humor. I'm even surprised at how much I enjoy the graphics, which are beautiful in their own simplistic way. So anyhow, big thumbs up to a noob-friendly coop game  thumbsup
4803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what time is the 360 dashboard update? on: May 10, 2007, 02:25:09 AM
Update went fine for me as well, was a little worried though  icon_wink
4804  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: N-Gai still rocks - Some interesting info on console GPU's on: May 10, 2007, 02:07:19 AM
My bet is that he doesn't work on the graphics, because anyone who works on the engines will tell you otherwise.
4805  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: its my birthday on: May 09, 2007, 06:19:38 PM
Happy Birthday bro!
4806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New 360 Buyer: Recommend Elite or Premium on: May 09, 2007, 12:50:19 AM
spiderman 3 was not the game i was hoping it to be.

Yikes, betting on a game based off of a movie is never a good bet.
4807  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen-worth it? on: May 09, 2007, 12:47:58 AM
I have to disagree slightly with ATB. It's true that you can't benefit fully from the new consoles without an HDTV, however the games still look much better than what the PS2/GC/Xbox generation has to offer and not to mention there are some really good games out there. If there are any games you are interested, don't let not having an HDTV hold you back.
4808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 08, 2007, 10:56:41 PM
I'm not a big fan of the Spiderman movies, I don't get excited when they come out whatsoever, but I do enjoy catching midnight releases and a friend of mine was excited for it so I ended up seeing it. The movie as a whole wasn't too bad, but good lord a few parts were horrible. I don't understand why people like Sam Raimi, the guy is utterly devoid of talent from what I've seen so far. Even the actors weren't thrilled about the movie and they hardly hide it in the interviews.
4809  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jessica Simpson turning into Jessica Rabbit? on: May 08, 2007, 10:44:31 PM
She has natural double D's so I doubt she did anything aside possibly getting a breast lift.
4810  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whoa! on: May 08, 2007, 10:39:06 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 08, 2007, 03:49:20 PM

Statistically speaking cell phone related accidents are just a tiny percentage of accidents.

Statistically, what percentage of accidents involve women  icon_twisted
4811  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whoa! on: May 08, 2007, 10:37:37 PM
Look at that stupid old cunt behind the wheel, oblivious to the world around her..  Goddamn I hate old people on the road.

That is hilarious, I'm tempted to make it my signature  icon_mrgreen
4812  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect: Revelation on: May 06, 2007, 07:59:11 PM
Why is manga even printed like that? I never understood  retard
4813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 06, 2007, 07:56:10 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 06, 2007, 02:11:23 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on May 06, 2007, 01:29:05 PM

If anyone wanted to try out the game for the PC, it's on sale at CC for $10 this week.

For $10, or $10 off? $10 for a brand new title is just...nuts.

That is because the game sucks hard, sorry. I played it, its garbage.
4814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect: Revelation on: May 05, 2007, 09:27:21 PM
I'm definately going to read through this, I created a thread about the book when it was first announced,18454.0.html

Let me know how you like it, I should be picking up my copy tomorrow.
4815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 04, 2007, 07:08:40 PM
I read through the GT review and decided I will definately buy the game. Then I read the IGN review and this particular blurb hit me: "Anyone hoping that Spider-Man 3 the videogame somehow enhances the feature film will be sorely disappointed". That was my whole reason for wanting the game really, so I'm leaning towards passing now. IGN is also knocking the graphics which to be honest I was already worried about from watching the trailers. I await the impressions of our forum members.
4816  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 04, 2007, 06:57:48 PM
So do we want this thread to be the impressions thread or shall we start a new one?
4817  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Spiderman III- This Friday! on: May 04, 2007, 12:32:45 AM
I agree with Calvin, but not about Dunst, I think she is awesome. Maquire as Spiderman though I will never get used to. And please, please cut the love story and just make the movie shorter, it is what I hate about the movies.
4818  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 04, 2007, 12:16:34 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 03, 2007, 06:42:19 PM

Oh, and PAX is not about games, it's about gamers. Card, Dice, video, miniature, etc... It's like saying the Circus is trying to replace the Zoo. Sure, they both have animals.

True, but a lot of gamers have dubbed it the new E3 (in E3's past form), that's why I cried.
4819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Got my DS Lite on: May 03, 2007, 07:12:00 PM

Quote from: Tals on May 03, 2007, 05:22:50 AM

I don't understand why Nintendo still sell the DS - I always grimace when i'm in the game store overhearing people tossing up between the lite and the original. There really is no competition but to th ecasual observer they seem to similar to be worth the extra.

They still sell the original DS because they are still stocked up at stores, I highly doubt they are still producing them. It was funny, back when I was managing a GameStop and EB Games, every store in the district was loaded with used traded in DS systems and the suckers would NOT sell. If I was GameStop/EB I wouldn't even take them back for trade-in anymore with the Lite out.
4820  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction on: May 03, 2007, 05:42:08 PM

Quote from: mikeg on May 03, 2007, 05:13:14 PM

I am with on the backtracking.  I got sick of it and hated the whole terrorist base missions thing.  Those absolutely 100% ruined even the thought of SC for me anymore.

The level design in DA was mediocre overall and the graphics were sorely lacking, it has tainted the Splinter Cell name for me as well.
4821  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360 + PS3]LucasArts 'Fracture' on: May 03, 2007, 05:36:49 PM
I just saw the movie Fracture last night, so I keep thinking this is a game based off the movie, hehe.

As far as the game goes, Red Faction did this one the PS2 over five years ago. I absolutely love how developers try to take old features, add some new bells and whistles, and call it something new and exciting.
4822  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Pax will never hold a candle to E3... on: May 03, 2007, 05:33:14 PM
.... And this is why:

"Providing the PAX 2007 keynote address will be writer, actor and geek icon Wil Wheaton. Best known for his role as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wheaton has gone on to appear in a number of films and become a prolific writer. Wheaton has authored two books, Dancing Barefoot and Just a Geek, maintains a popular blog at, and is a frequent contributor to a number of game, media and tech Web sites."

Took that from the front page. Wil Wheaton? God I miss E3  tear
4823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vs. the real Chernobyl on: May 02, 2007, 06:35:41 PM
I haven't played the game, but looking at those pics gave me an eerie feeling. It looked like in all the buildings the windows were broken.
4824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion - Vampirism on: May 02, 2007, 06:32:49 PM
You know what is strange though is last night I loaded up the game and of course downloaded the patch, and I had trouble with an NPC being invisible but still attacking me with his bow and sword. I wasn't sure if he was simply stealthed or not, but my gut feeling was that it was a new bug from the patch. Anyone else experience this?
4825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops on: May 02, 2007, 06:29:51 PM
How does Syphon Filter on the PSP compare to this?
4826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: F.E.A.R is not a factor for me! *spoilers* on: May 02, 2007, 06:23:27 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on May 02, 2007, 06:59:42 AM

as for FEAR,it was an okay game,but it did get a bit repeditive,i have heard that the expansion pack(5 hrs more gameplay),maybe coming to 360 in the form of a download<<<<<<thats just what i read in a magazine

I would totally buy the expansion if it expanded the story as well. Honestly, I really loved the storyline of F.E.A.R and that alone makes me want a sequel, rather than the gameplay.
4827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Devil May Cry 4 Screens on: May 02, 2007, 06:37:33 AM
Can anyone confirm whether DMC4 is running on the same engine as Lost Planet or not?
4828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: F.E.A.R is not a factor for me! *spoilers* on: May 02, 2007, 06:35:01 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on May 02, 2007, 06:05:47 AM

So why were you banned from wow for 72 hours?

For owning too hard /flex  slywink

Nah, I made an alt with an inappropriate name for like the third time and apparently the third action is the 3-day ban. Warning -> 3 hour ban -> 72 hour ban. I can't help it, when I'm drunk I can't think of any names besides inappropriate ones. I just need to stop rolling alts while intoxicated.
4829  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops on: May 02, 2007, 06:29:22 AM
Well, I tried to like the game but it just wouldn't click for me. I kept getting caught by enemy patrol, mainly because of the crummy camera keeping them out of my view. The sneak mechanic is also very robotic and sluggish as well, not fluid whatsoever. Ah well, I've never been a fan of the MGS series anyhow.
4830  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / F.E.A.R is not a factor for me! *spoilers* on: May 02, 2007, 01:51:11 AM
So, I took the opportunity to play through F.E.A.R while my WoW account is on a 72 hour ban ( crybaby). I was worried because of the complaints about repetitive environments and poor level design, I thought for sure I would be one of the people who gave up half way through out of boredom. However, the gameplay deserves all the acclaim it has received and the slo-mo effect is simply amazing, I've never had so much killing people in a shooter before, seriously. Every kill felt satisfying, and I'm quite sure this game has the best shotgun EVAR! Decapitation, limbs flying, clouds of blood... I was in gore heaven. I wish ammo wasn't as sparse for pretty much every weapon aside from the shotgun though, some of them got barely any attention from me. I also enjoyed the sound effects, the distortion of the sound when going between normal and slo-motion is great, it was awesome running up on an enemy and hearing them scream "FUUUUUUCK!" in slow-mo.

The thing I loved the most about F.E.A.R though was the creepy Grudge-esque story. Although the game isn't quite scary in terms of making you jump (although I did jump a few times), the terrifying imagery and hallucinations kept me very interested in what was going on besides all the shooting. One issue I had with the story though was trying to follow it, a lot of the information you learn is revealed through listening to voicemails and uploading data on the laptops, unfortunately there were occasions where I couldn't really hear the chatter and by the time I finished the game I had only a vague understanding of the entire story. Is there a website or something that summarizes the storyline?

Also, the ending was pretty sweet. The nuclear explosion was cool, and the surprise visit from Grudge girl in the helecopter was a nice touch. Also when you finish the credits there is something about the prototype being successful? I didn't quite understand that part.

Anyhow, overall I thoroughly enjoyed the game. The level design was definately an issue on occasion and lacked variety, but the excellently paced gameplay and creepy story kept me hooked till the end.
4831  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo DS Game Recommendations for 9-Yr Old Girl on: May 01, 2007, 07:38:58 PM
I'd say the majority of the DS library is aimed towards that particular demographic, so you shouldn't have too much trouble  thumbsup
4832  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP]Silent Hill Origins(video) on: May 01, 2007, 06:30:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 01, 2007, 03:10:12 AM

they're kinda hawt.....

I would hit it...

But seriously, the game looks pretty good graphically so hopefully the controls work out well and deliver a good experience. If this game can manage to be as intense and scary as the console counterparts, it will be another reason I love my PSP more than my DS.
4833  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise Announced on: May 01, 2007, 06:25:07 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 01, 2007, 04:08:02 AM

I sure hope this doesn't suck.  I'm not optimistic about the whole Burnout in an open world thing. 

Yes, especially considering the NFS series didn't fair to well in an open world environment.
4834  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PTR Patch Notes 2.1.0 for WoW on: May 01, 2007, 04:02:35 AM
If the arguement is simply that we don't have a decent 41 point talent spec, I agree. When I am healing, I split myself between Holy and Disc. So what? It doesn't change the fact that Holy priests are excellent healers, the only thing I would like to see is improved survivability overall. They can accomplish this by decreasing the amount of threat done by holy spells for 5-mans and raiding, and revamping the Disc tree for PVP healing. Pain Suppression should be much longer and the cooldown shortened, same with PI.

Sorry Blackadar, I simply think your exaggerating the core issues. In any of the guilds I have raided Kara with and the guild I now raid Gruul's Lair with, Holy priests are the main healers. That's just my experience, not sure what else to say. However, I would be interested in discussing resto Shaman as main healers as my shammy is reaching 70 and I would like him to be specced to heal since my priest is optimally geared for Shadow.
4835  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops on: May 01, 2007, 03:46:40 AM
I just got this game last week, so far the controls are very off-putting for me. They seem very loose, and controlling the camera can be troublesome. Is this something you eventually get the hang of or is it the same in the console versions as well?
4836  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another Launch 360 dies - EDIT: Looks like it's getting replaced on: April 30, 2007, 06:32:02 PM
So approximately how long does it take from the moment you call them and they tell you a coffin will be arriving, to the moment you get your replacement?
4837  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Devil May Cry 4 Screens on: April 30, 2007, 06:26:39 PM
I didn't know DMC4 was going to take place in the Lost Planet world  icon_lol

It does look like the same engine though, doesn't it?
4838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 65-nm Xbox 360 GPU coming in fall on: April 30, 2007, 06:24:29 PM
Caught this at Game Daily:

According to a report in DigiTimes, which cites the Chinese paper Commercial Times, Microsoft will manufacture its Xbox 360 with a new 65-nanometer GPU starting this fall. According to the paper, a 65-nm version of the chip has already been sent out for production, which is expected to start in May.

This is the first time we've heard of the 360's GPU getting the 65-nm treatment. It was announced last year that Microsoft would shrink down its 90-nm CPU, but the new 65-nm Xenon chip is not expected until mid-2007. This unfortunately means that Microsoft's newly launched Xbox 360 Elite just missed out on receiving 65-nm chips.

The good news is that new Xbox 360 purchasers this fall/holiday will likely pick up a unit that incorporates a 65-nm Xenon chip and and 65-nm Xenos GPU. The result should be a unit that runs at cooler temperatures, consumes less power, and is ultimately cheaper to produce since more chips can be fit into one manufacturing run. This could potentially enable Microsoft to slash the price on its console right in time for the crucial holiday sales period.

Less reasons to buy an Elite system. Still, its definately good news. If my 360 lives until these new versions come out I might sell my old one and buy the newer version.
4839  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS2] Tomb Raider Anniversary screens on: April 30, 2007, 06:21:30 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on April 30, 2007, 06:01:59 PM

Meh, they're nice for what will come out on the PS2 but as said before they are very barren. After playing next-gen stuff like Gears of War levels like this become more apparent now.

Ah, good observation I hadn't noticed this.

Put me on the list of disappointed because there is no next-gen release though. I loved TR on the 360, I would have definately bought this one as well.
4840  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Odin Sphere on: April 30, 2007, 06:14:01 PM
I can't say I like how the game looks whatsoever, the environments are way too confined. Look at the characters, they take up a major portion of every screen. I'm also not digging the character designs. Who is one of those main characters, a blonde maid with a staff and some blue rabbit looking creature? Come on now...
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