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4921  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Marvel: Ultimate Alliance discussion on: March 22, 2007, 06:47:29 PM
M:UA has become the multiplayer game of choice between my friends and I, we had a blast making our way through the game on normal and are now working on a second play through on hard. I was wondering though, what is there to unlock in hard mode that we haven't already unlocked in normal? We have all the characters except for Silver Surfer, Black Panther, and Dare Devil. Actually, the line-up of characters overall seems pretty sad doesn't it? I mean, they give us lame characters like Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and Luke Cage, when we should be getting Cyclops, Gambit, and Nightcrawler. The gameplay, while simple, remains entertaining thanks to the large number of playable characters. Whenever one of us would get tired of our main, we would give a new character a spin. I wish there was a bit more customization for the characters. Having four costumes to choose from is nice, but the color pallette appeared really dark to me. My main character was Wolverine, I was really anticipating unlocking his yellow and blue costume but was disappointed in the lack of vibrance in the colors. I think the main thing that makes this game really attractive is the smoothness of the multiplayer, its so easy for a second, third, or fourth player to jump in and start wreaking havoc.

Anyone else play this a lot MP?
4922  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Rumor]XBOX 360 Price Drop, Core Canceled, HDMI in May on: March 22, 2007, 06:36:32 PM
Does anyone else think that this generation could become the most expensive in a long time. The 360 is approaching 18 months on the market and we don't even have a hint of a price drop. The PS3 is pricey and will continue to be there for a while. Game prices, aren't at an all time high, but for a disc based media they sure are. Games cost a lot more to make too, and that obviously has negative ramifications as well as positive. I don't think the sky is falling, but there has to come to a point where people just say no thanks, I'll take my disposable income elsewhere and find entertainment for less elsewhere.

I disagree, it's not just gaming that has become more expensive, it's everything if you look at it all. Hell, my cell phone was only $100 cheaper than my 360. To buy an HD DVD or Blue-Ray player for your movies, your also spending as much for a console if not more. Movies cost in the $15-25 range, and the amount of entertainment you get from a movie for the price doesn't scale like games. If you want music, you have to buy a $200 iPod or some other MP3 player, just to spend $10-20 on albums where 50% of the content is crap.

4923  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Resistance: FoM Update on: March 21, 2007, 08:06:11 PM
Where is the update that fixes the graphics and physics engine?
4924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hironobu Sakaguchi Wants Final Fantasy on the 360 on: March 21, 2007, 08:04:16 PM
The other regions of the world could EASILY overshadow north america when it comes to sheer market footprint, however there is just way too much disposable income here.

I don't get what that means...
4925  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hironobu Sakaguchi Wants Final Fantasy on the 360 on: March 21, 2007, 07:58:39 PM
I don't think anyone seriously expected the 360 to perform well in Japan. Even if it had more games like Blue Dragon being released on a regular basis, the Japanese obviously prefer their own shit whether it's better or not. The point is, however, that even though the PS3 numbers aren't as low as the 360's, relative to it's predecessor (the PS2, obviously) the PS3 is also a failure. The only difference between the 360 and PS3 in Japan is the level of failure.
4926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Quick question about Crackdown's coop on: March 21, 2007, 06:45:45 AM
Too bad, would have bought it too.
4927  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: March 21, 2007, 06:44:01 AM
They sell at least 500k per iteration, AC4 on the PS2 reached greatest hits status. Not sure how AC5 did though.

I was exaggerating a bit calling it huge though, hehe.
4928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A prayer to the Lord my God--PLEASE get rid of Sanjaya Malakar on: March 21, 2007, 03:27:38 AM
However, isn't American Idol an international phenomon?  I am pretty sure Sanjaya has the entire country of India voting for him each night.

Considering it's called American Idol, I would have assumed you would have to live in the U.S to vote?
4929  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hironobu Sakaguchi Wants Final Fantasy on the 360 on: March 21, 2007, 03:20:59 AM
Secondly, the only place that the 360 is doing very well in is North America. In Japan it is an utter disaster and in Europe, it's not exactly setting any records. So while, yeah the 360 might be on top here, it's probably going to end up in third place, worldwide.

And the PS3 isn't doing spectacular in all three of the territories, so I don't see Sony having that advantage over MS really. The FF games sell just as well in the U.S as Japan, so it would make sense to put the game on the platform with the biggest install base.
4930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Good news for XBOX 360 dogfighting lovers (not that kind of dogfighting) on: March 21, 2007, 03:15:30 AM
Wow, and exclusive? This is huge for MS.
4931  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Quick question about Crackdown's coop on: March 20, 2007, 08:27:36 PM
Is the coop mode only available on XBL or can my buddy and I do coop on one console?
4932  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Devil May Cry 4 on 360! on: March 20, 2007, 08:20:31 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 20, 2007, 08:15:00 PM

Quote from: Ridah on March 20, 2007, 08:12:40 PM

Wow, this is huge for MS.

No, Final Fantasy XIII would be huge. This, not so much. Practically everyone thought it would with Capcom being so close to MS now anyway.

No, FF12 would be devastating. DMC is just huge.
4933  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Devil May Cry 4 on 360! on: March 20, 2007, 08:12:40 PM
Wow, this is huge for MS. The DMC series may not be huge system sellers, but it is most definately one of the games people were anticipating on the PS3.

So yes, Xbox Fanboys can squeal like little school girls that Devil May Cry 4 will be out on the 360. Some people are acting like it's exclusive to the 360 or something the way they are (over)reacting. It's still coming to the PS3 and PC as well, ya know...this isn't that big a deal btw outside of the 360 fanboy circle jerk crowd.

Your the only one overreacting in this thread bud...
4934  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Post a Pic of Yourself! on: March 19, 2007, 07:46:15 PM

Me at E3 a few years ago. I miss E3  crybaby
4935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Solid advice from an old man to a young man on: March 19, 2007, 07:30:10 PM
18. Donít cheat on your wife/girlfriend. If you must cheat, donít humiliate her. Donít risk having your transgressions come back to her or her friends. Donít do it where you live. Donít do it with people in your social circle. Donít shit in your own back yard.

I liked that one though, good advice for the promiscuous bit of us.
4936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 and why I love it on: March 19, 2007, 07:20:38 PM
6.  Games -- yes... the games are good!    Resistance was one of those compelling games I was driven to finish -- much like Gears of War was for the 360 for me.    Motorstorm is fast and sexy, and NBA 07 is gorgeous in 1080p.   You can see the imperfections in the parque flooring of the court!

Games were only a sixth of the reason he loves the system, that's why the internet calls it a failure slywink

I don't think anyone in particular is arguing that the hardware itself is lacking or of poor quality, we all know there's a beast under that hood. However, the battle is on the software front.
4937  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weeken Recap 3-19-2007: The Hangover Edition on: March 19, 2007, 07:17:57 PM
I've been putting some coop time into Marvel: Ultimate Alliance with my buddy, we're around half way through now. That game is MUCH longer than I expected. I've also been putting in some hours on Splinter Cell: DA, which I'm gradually deciding isn't a very good game (loved Chaos Theory though).
4938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Yahoo News: Next-gen wars over already??? who won... on: March 19, 2007, 07:14:02 PM
I see the overall console sales a battle between the 360 and PS3, and it's WAY too early to tell which one will take the throne. Remember, this generation is different from previous generations whereas the consoles were designed on the basis of expandability. So, if things go the way MS and Sony want it to, the 360 and PS3 will be around for a longer period than their predecessors.
4939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: February 2007 Hardware Sales on: March 18, 2007, 08:53:52 PM
I can't believe that the PS2 sold almost 300,000 units whereas the Xbox only sold 500

I can believe it simply based on my own purchase history. I bought a 360, and am considering buying a PS2 slim to play a few games from that library. I'm not ready to invest in a PS3 until at least later this year if not early next year, and not even just because the PS3 is expensive, it's not THAT much more expensive than a 360, but I already spent a heavy chunk of change on the 360. I'm sure a lot of people are in the same boat as me.
4940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] PlayStation Home Revealed on: March 12, 2007, 01:54:29 AM
Yay, a virtual hangout.

My sentiments exactly. How does this enhance the gaming experience again? Is anyone REALLY going to dedicate time to checking out eachother's virtual apartments and hanging out in virtual lobbies instead of just booting up their games? Lame. Next.
4941  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What IS a "kiddie game"? on: March 12, 2007, 01:36:12 AM
I put a kiddie label on anything that resembles a world which I grew out of probably when I started middle school. I don't need gore and violence in my games, hence my love for the Myst series and such. However, some games (like Mario Galaxy) simply resemble the likes of children entertainment which I no longer have any interest in. Like Barney.
4942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 UT2007 to support Mouse and Keyboard! on: March 12, 2007, 01:24:54 AM
My question is, where the hell do you set the mouse and keyboard when your sunk into a couch?
4943  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? (fixed) Now help me kill RAAM on: March 09, 2007, 09:16:23 AM
Finally killed his ass after probably 50 tries. Ultra lame fight, not looking forward to it on hardcore difficulty.
4944  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Media Create #'s for 2-26 through 3-4 on: March 09, 2007, 08:50:00 AM
Why even pay attention to Japan? We know what they want, you don't have to look at sales charts to know what is selling over there. DS or Wii? Selling well. RPG? Selling well. Quirky game with retarded name? Selling well. That's Japan's market in a nutshell.
4945  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? (fixed) Now help me kill RAAM on: March 09, 2007, 08:47:26 AM
This is utter bullshit, every time I start getting getting some shots in on him the cheater AI turns on and he kills me. Am I the only one who had such a rough time with this boss? I mean its horrible, I keep coming to the computer and venting posts because otherwise I think I would be bashing my controller against the wall. Great way to ruin an otherwise good game...
4946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? (fixed) Now help me kill RAAM on: March 09, 2007, 08:34:45 AM
Another dozen or so attemps, this is getting lame. Seriously when you think about it, if the game is about 6-7 hours long, and I'm already at over an hour attempting RAAM, then this boss fight makes up about a sixth of the game. Ugh, there better be a good ending or this boss fight is going to ruin the game for me.
4947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? (fixed) Now help me kill RAAM on: March 09, 2007, 08:16:32 AM
Good lord, I've attempted this like 30 times. Crummiest boss fight EVAR (or at least one of the worst). I hate how randomely I get killed, there's no rhyme or reason it seems like. I also have to go ahead and say the kryll are also pretty damn stupid, your supposed to be safe in light but the moment your not drenched in light they take you out.
4948  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Mario Galaxy Trailer on: March 09, 2007, 07:49:30 AM
I don't need my games to be GTA style, personally I don't like over-the-top violence and swearing. Light-hearted is one thing, like in Rayman games for example, but seriously if Mario wasn't running around in that video you would think it was a kids game. Nintendo should do for Mario what they did for Zelda and mature it a little bit.
4949  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? on: March 09, 2007, 07:46:00 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 08, 2007, 06:44:16 AM

i have a sony widescreen wega...hmm,28" i think...not HD but the graphics still look fantastic,i didnt even know about tweaking the graphics

what settings are there? mean like brightness or grainy?

I figured out what the problem was. In the video options you can switch the game between soft, vibrant, and lucid. There also is a default option, but apparently the default option is also vibrant. This was causing highly oversaturated lighting which was driving me nuts. I finally figured this out when I switched to Lucid, unfortunately I figured it out at the end of the game.

And speaking of which, how in the hell do I defeat RAAM? Is there a way to use the turret gun without getting insta-killed by those damn kryll?
4950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo responds to "Home" on: March 09, 2007, 02:52:21 AM

Quote from: Kobra on March 08, 2007, 10:48:30 PM

Quote from: Hetz on March 08, 2007, 08:34:51 PM

I hardly think they should be casting any stones at Sony for their online service, when they are not even as advanced as the original XBox in terms of online support.

Agreed, the Wii will look like an Atari 2600 by Christmas to all those people out buying HDTV's.  Honestly, I think Nintendo sucks a pretty big stick of shit these days.  Why?  Well the Nintendo DS has about 889 really really shitty games.  The Cube had what, 10 good games and 150 bad ones?  The Wii has 1, maybe 2 good games (depending on who you talk to) and so far what, 30 fairly shitty ones?

Ok, so their little Cube+ is selling, thats great, good for them, but they should be on their knees praying to the media for hyping the hell out of it.  The soccer moms lining up at Walmarts across America are what made their sales so big.  But like all faddish things, they're day in the sun won't last.  If anything, super-casual gamers and soccer moms have extremely short attention spans, soon enough they'll be back out searching for the next thing to buy little-johnny.

I am not real happy with Sony these days, but I am learning to hate the shit out of Nintendo.  They seem to be playing up this "We're hip like the Mac, and heres why, and if you don't buy us you are one of those fatass nerdy gamer types that smell.".  Screw Nintendo.

I couldn't have said it better, it's starting to feel like the Nintendo fans are all that's covering up the reality of Nintendo's history the past few generations. I bought a Cube about a year ago mainly for RE4 and in attempting to compile a list of good games on the system worth picking up, I realized the list was ridiculously small. The Wii is the same story, except this time there is better 3rd party support but most of the games are sucking anyways. 

Sony is taking a step in the right direction with Home.
4951  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Wii] Mario Galaxy Trailer on: March 09, 2007, 02:40:20 AM
I don't see what's so special about that video, if anything it indicates way too much hopping around in disorienting environments. And on top of that, the series looks even more kiddy than before. I'll pass on that shit.
4952  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] PlayStation Home Revealed on: March 08, 2007, 07:42:50 AM
Maybe I'm becoming an old fuddy-duddy

What in hell is a fuddy-duddy is what I want to know  saywhat
4953  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Got my HDTV... need advice and tips on: March 07, 2007, 10:05:42 PM
I finally got my HDTV last weekend, I ended up going with the Mitsubishi WD-62830, it's a 62" rear-projection TV capable of up to 1280x720 resolution. I know it's not on the high-end of rear-projection TVs, but it was a good price and in my original budget of about $2000 I forgot to factor in the 360 and games as well, so I had to downscale on the TV a bit (although, with Costco's 90 return policy I will probably save for a few months and upgrade).

Anyhow, my impressions vary because oddly enough, the quality of the image from game to game seem to range. As far as movies go, the image is great. I downloaded a few HD movies on thought they looked wonderful at 720p. Same with movies at the standard 480p. However, with games the quality seems to be inconsistent.

In Gears of War, the image quality looks very sharp and clear, however it seems like the lighting is saturated and it distorts the textures occasionally.

In Kameo (demo) the game is beautiful, the textures are sharp, the lighting is vibrant, I have no complaints.

In Oblivion, the game looks WAY too soft. Compared to my previous HD set which was the 32" Sony Bravia, the image on my Mitsubishi looks how I imagine it would on the Bravia with the sharpness turned way down.

In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, the game looks great. Sharp textures, no complaints.

In Prey (demo), it's almost half and half. The game appears sharp in some areas, but in more brightly lit areas, like those stages where you are in the desert talking to the grandfather, the image is again very soft.

I'm wondering why I'm getting varying results. When I was playing Prey, I thought the soft textures in some areas might be because it was the demo and it wasn't using high-res textures. That wouldn't explain Oblivion though. I'm also considering the fact that I'm viewing the TV from a relatively close distance. My viewing distance from the TV is no more than 8 feet. Still, it brings me back to being confused about certain games looking sharp and others soft.

Any tips or techniques or tweaking my image? I've of course tweaked the sharpness settings and such, but they don't seem to make much of a difference. Should I buy one of those HD setup DVD's and go from there? Just looking for some advice, thanks.
4954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gears of War - graphics issues? on: March 06, 2007, 07:20:19 PM
I don't believe it is the TV, I tried Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Kameo, and Ninja Gaiden and didn't have any similar issues. I have the Mitsubishi WD-62530. It's not the highest-end TV out there but the price was awesome and the image quality has been awesome for everything else.
4955  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gears of War - graphics issues? (fixed) Now help me kill RAAM on: March 06, 2007, 07:03:54 PM
So, I finally got my dream gaming setup and I of course picked up GoW to showcase it. The thing is, the textures in GoW seem screwed up, particularly textures that have that bloom glow effect going on. Has anyone noticed grainy visuals in brightly lit spots? The first time I noticed it was when I was aiming around a corner and Fenix's face was close to the screen, I could clearly see a grainy blur on his face. It seems like everything is too brightly lit and it makes everything reflect more than it seems like it should.

Any ideas?
4956  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW - The Armory on: March 03, 2007, 07:22:10 AM
I can search and find characters, but it doesn't have info on them yet. I don't see the need for this.
4957  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] Warhawk - Woah! on: March 03, 2007, 07:11:07 AM
What shmuck would really be convinced to buy a PS3 for this game is what I'm wondering.
4958  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: April EGM Scores and Rumors on: March 02, 2007, 09:16:00 PM
And fuck you, Capcom.

I don't understand this... The Capcom rumor is a good one.
4959  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 Demo Today on: March 01, 2007, 08:20:36 PM
I haven't played the demo yet, but the game sounds similar to past C&C games (actually, exactly like them). Getting a nuke off into an opponent's base definately turns the tide in your favor, but you are supposed to be working on stopping eachother from getting that far. I recall in Red Alert 2, I always had spies or other counter-intelligence keeping me in the know about whether my opponent was producing a nuke. If they began building one, I began preparing my air forces for a kamikaze run.

As far as infantry, they aren't meant to be your main weapons, especially later on in the game. Snipers though, you gotta have those posted around important areas keeping an eye out for stealthed spies.

4960  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I need Wii direction! on: March 01, 2007, 08:06:46 PM
I've heard many a great thing about Rayman Raving Rabbits.
If I ever get my hands on a Wii, I already have a copy of it for the kids and me.

I played Rayman at a party for about an hour and felt it was horrible. The mini-games were stupid and boredom grew over the group quickly. Not recommended. 
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