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7081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NPD Sales Sept. 09 - PS3 Tops Chart for the 1st Time!!! on: October 20, 2009, 03:30:45 PM
I'm glad the PS3 is selling well. I'd like to love my PS3 like I loved my PS2. The great stuff that Insomniac, Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch (the holy Sony trinity?) is putting out is certainly helping. Unfortunately, they will not match Live this generation and that means I will always go to the XBOX for multiplatform games.

I'll tell you the one really boneheaded thing (ok, one of the boneheaded things) that Sony did - not including a headset with the console. Even if they don't use it, most everyone who subscribes to Live at least has a headset, and they fostered the idea that you should be using it day 1 by selling the XBOX Live packages with a headset.
7082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 20, 2009, 01:44:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 20, 2009, 01:12:09 AM

Question about the sneaking, can you sneak through everything?  In my second playthrough I am trying to be more sneaky as opposed to more shooty and it seems like if you sneak enough, they shut the door on you.

I think their goal (and I believe ND talked about this on the X-Play special) was to allow you to "thin the herd" in most cases, but then wind up in a firefight. There's a few cases, though that I think you can take out everyone.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I think you should be able to clear out the Borneo camp, although I didn't manage to do it. There's even a secret path through the jungle you can take after taking out the first guy to come up behind the guards.

Right after you escape with Elena through the streets, you are unarmed and in an area with five guards. The first 3 stealth kills seem pretty obvious, and I also got the fourth guy, but the fifth guy I wound up having to punch out. I think if I timed it better, though, I could have stealthed them all.

However, there's also cases like the hotel, where you jump across to a window and can pull one guy out and then get a guy near the kitchen, but there are 2 guys at the doorway. If you try to grab one, the other sees you. Also, the area where you eventually arm the explosives - you can get a guy at the beginning, but after that I think you pretty much have to open fire.

I'm about halfway through my run on hard. I've been picking up some of the treasures I've missed, but I'm still missing some. They really hid those suckers well!  It's been helpful if I am going to do a crushing run, because I  am finding all the optimal ways to get through firefights. I found a great way to get through the start of chapter 6.
7083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what has been your worse game this gen? on: October 19, 2009, 09:06:30 PM
Burnout Paradise is fun on a stick, but if you wanted a racer/crasher and not a stunt driving, social free-roamer, I can accept people's disappointment. Mass Effect is a game that didn't live up to the hype for some people (especially since it changed dramatically for people who were following it closely), but I played it well after release knowing little about it and enjoyed it. There are a lot of games that people seem split on, and those seem to fall in to the category of "disappointment" (Assassin's Creed is another).

It seems most people have more games that disappointed them than ones that they thought were bad games. That's the problem with the Internet - everyone gets hyped instead of waiting until the game comes out. (Uncharted 2 lives up to the hype, btw  biggrin )
7084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Borderlands] Which class are you planning to play? on: October 19, 2009, 08:25:20 PM
I wish they had had the balls to put in an achievement for collecting every weapon in the game. I wanted to see some achievement whores cry.
7085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 08:19:55 PM

Quote from: skystride on October 19, 2009, 08:15:59 PM

I'm guessing that people are abusing bugs because they are just average gamers and maybe that mode is designed for 0.01% of the population with super human reflexes.

I thought that was Kevin Grey?
7086  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Week 6 on: October 19, 2009, 08:18:37 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 19, 2009, 08:11:44 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 19, 2009, 01:40:00 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 19, 2009, 12:57:31 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 17, 2009, 09:23:46 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 17, 2009, 07:20:50 PM

I think jblank dropped both of his teams.  Thank goodness there is now an option to let the CPU take over.  It allows the league to keep going. 

The joy of a GT league.  People dropping out.  It ALWAYS happens.

The lack of dedication is so frustrating.

Don't get me started.

Well, to be fair, jblank didn't like the game and got rid of it. It wasn't an issue of commitment.

How is that not an issue of commitment?

It's not like sticking to a diet or exercise routine or something. If someone doesn't like the game, there's no benefit to them or anyone else to struggle through a bunch of joyless matches. If they enjoy the game and are just slacking, I would consider that a lack of commitment.
7087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 07:48:14 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 19, 2009, 07:26:09 PM

The fact that almost everybody uses a camera glitch to get enemies without going into cover tells me everything I need to know.

I didn't understand what you meant by this so I watched a clip on Youtube. That's kind of silly that you can't actually play the game as it was intended. They must not have done much playtesting. I wonder if that's why they dialed back the difficulty for the second game.
7088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 06:26:28 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 19, 2009, 06:23:03 PM

icon_razz  I never said it was GOTY, just that it was damn awesome, and top 5 of the year.  

Now I know how Starshifter feels.   crybaby

You feel funny in your pants every time a firetruck goes by?
7089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 06:19:39 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 19, 2009, 05:51:04 PM

You know what bugged me from ~Chapter 24:

Spoiler for Hiden:
There's that fight at the bridge where they make a big deal of getting you a sniper rifle so you can take guys out as they cross the bridge.  I shot plenty of guys on the far side of the gorge.  Then, after the fight, you see the big bad guy and three of his buddies on the far side of the bridge.  Why on earth can't I just shoot him with my sniper rifle? It's not like we're not certain that he's worth killing.  Going after the stone aside, he's a confirmed war criminal.  But instead of just shooting him, we go chasing after him.  Logical inconsistencies like that really annoy me.

Yes, we know, Wet is GOTY slywink
7090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 03:23:40 PM
Heh, check out the Japanese boxart:

7091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/19) on: October 19, 2009, 02:01:10 PM
I know a poster on here or OO programs those Littlest Pet Shop games. Man, he's been hard at work!
7092  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Week 6 on: October 19, 2009, 01:40:00 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 19, 2009, 12:57:31 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 17, 2009, 09:23:46 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 17, 2009, 07:20:50 PM

I think jblank dropped both of his teams.  Thank goodness there is now an option to let the CPU take over.  It allows the league to keep going.  

The joy of a GT league.  People dropping out.  It ALWAYS happens.

The lack of dedication is so frustrating.

Don't get me started.

Well, to be fair, jblank didn't like the game and got rid of it. It wasn't an issue of commitment.
7093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 19, 2009, 12:31:32 PM

Quote from: Chaz on October 19, 2009, 12:01:46 PM

I thought it was funny how many times they used the "one person jumps a gap, and the other person catches them by one hand" trick.  I started counting, and they did that at least six times.  It got kind of funny when the women started catching the men.  These chicks must have some intense upper body strength.

Yeah, they relied on a couple of things like that for gameplay's sake. Another being that there were a whole lot of ladders left in the collapsed position, or high ledges that happened to have boxes sitting at the top. They tried to mix it up with having your partner carry a rope.
7094  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on: October 19, 2009, 03:58:35 AM
Quote
The server community is what's made us. It's what defined us.

IW.NET is getting the PC community to turn into consoles. You're trying to re-write our history.

Is this Braveheart or video games?
7095  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2009 NFL Season has started! on: October 18, 2009, 11:15:02 PM
Poor Pete.
7096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what has been your worse game this gen? on: October 18, 2009, 10:12:18 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 18, 2009, 02:35:54 PM


i was quite disappointed in Kameo,as it was an early RARE game for the 360,i was expecting fireworks in a box,and i just didn't get into it at all...same with Project Dark zero ...however Viva Pinata i loved,LOL




Oh yeah, Kameo blew. I can't believe I bothered finshing that game.
7097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 18, 2009, 09:58:44 PM
Finished today and it also took me just shy of 12 hours on normal. I absolutely LOVED this game. Better than U1 for me. Is it the best single player game of all time? I don't know, that's kind of a hard thing to say about any game, but I won't begrudge anyone who wishes to place that honor on this title.

What I will say (and others have said similar), is that this is the most cinematic game I have ever played. The tension, action and emotion in the segments, combined with perfect camera angles and clever scripted events gave me the feeling of a tightly paced summer blockbuster action movie. And the voice acting, facial expressions and mocap were perfect. Someone else already mentioned the exchange between the two characters that happens at the end of the game - I have to agree that that was incredibly sweet and well acted and I was smiling through the whole thing.

All of these parts of the game
Spoiler for Hiden:
Helicopter attack in the city
Helping the camera guy
Running with Elena through the streets
Train ride
Tank siege
Convoy
Escape from Shambhala
(and I'm sure there were others I am forgetting) really felt like controlling a movie, not just like playing a game. This should have been an Indiana Jones game.  Turn Nate into Indy, Elena into Marion and the bad guys into Nazis. Could you imagine?

I actually didn't have any problem with the last boss fight. It took less than ten minutes. I figured out what I was supposed to do very quickly (and was playing on normal). Uncharted 1's endgame was significantly harder, including the approach to the actual "boss". Based on what Kevin said, it sounds like they eased up the difficulty this time around, although I found normal to be quite comfortable for me. I died occasionally, but never got frustrated. I do think that it is interesting that they have a "very easy" setting besides "easy". Can you even die if you choose that?

I think the game did peter out a bit in the last 1/4 or so, particularly because it lacked the big action sequences and scripted events (like those I mentioned in my spoiler above). I don't know if this is because the setting didn't allow for that kind of gameplay, they didn't have time to implement some other segments, or they just blew their ideas on the earlier part of the game. I didn't find it to be bad, but it felt more like Uncharted 1, which I didn't think had the tension and excitement that this game has.

Regarding the
Spoiler for Hiden:
Guardians: I was wondering if something like that would appear. I didn't really like the Descendants in Uncharted 1. They were just another version of The Flood, which I am not fond of, and seem to be copied by many games. Somewhere late in a game, you get surprised by the introduction of a brand new enemy, which tends to be genetically altered in some way, great in number and attacks wildly. They did this in Gears of War 2, Uncharted and some other games that are escaping me at the moment. When I saw the Yeti, I thought to myself that this was going to turn into yet another version of the Flood, but it wound up not being too bad. You only fought them 5 or 6 times, and as someone mentioned, once you realized the crossbow killed them quickly, it wasn't a big deal. So I won't say I loved them, but I will give ND a pass this time. And the fact that the Yeti are actually guys in suits was a cute touch.

EDIT: added some more thoughts and fixed grammar, since I originally wrote this on my phone.



7098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: what has been your worse game this gen? on: October 18, 2009, 12:54:48 AM
Too Human. I bought it because I saw a review that made it look very intriguing, but it turned out to be pretty poor. I am still interested in the sequel, though, because I'm hoping they fix all the problems.
7099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 17, 2009, 01:31:00 PM
Oh yeah, definitely make sure to go through all the pages in Nate's journal. smile
7100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 17, 2009, 03:16:15 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 17, 2009, 02:31:44 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 17, 2009, 02:25:01 AM

Co op in this game ROCKS.

Teg and I were playing with some random and it was awesome...until he decided to stop playing so we couldn't advance and had to forfeit.

<sigh>
What are the coop missions?  Are they new stuff that's coop only?

They are mini missions with the characters - they have mini storylines, short cutscenes and full voice work. Very cool. I'm not sure how many of them there are, but I don't think there are more a few. The downside to them having a little more production value (unlike Resistance 2, where they had quite a few, but it was only text for the story). As SL also mentioned, they lack a kick feature, and since all players are required to get past the checkpoints (you meet up in an area and hold triangle), you can get stuck. I think we were pretty much at the end, too, so it was lame.

I totally dig the competitive MP. It has the nice cover system you get with Gears, but is much faster moving, and of course you get the ability to climb up and down into all sorts of interesting tactical spots. I hope we can get a bunch of people playing.

Oh, there is also a Horde-like mode, but we didn't try it. I also haven't tried any of the other MP types other than elimination and deathmatch. People seem to be talking a lot about Plunder mode.
7101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 11:40:20 PM
I played a few more chapters and found the majority of the treasures. It was just those two Borneo chapters I didn't find any. They must have been hiding under leaves slywink (I'll go back or look it up after I finish one playthrough).
7102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which five games are at the top of your "backlog list?" on: October 16, 2009, 08:39:31 PM

Quote from: mytocles on October 16, 2009, 08:35:07 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 07:05:30 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 16, 2009, 06:46:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 05:23:43 PM

2. Fallout 1 & 2 (especially since then I'll be willing to play Fallout 3)


I've made a couple attempts to get into the first Fallout and failed, but that hasn't impacted my enjoyment of Fallout 3 in any way.  No matter how you feel about the originals, I strongly recommend the third! thumbsup

-Autistic Angel

Yeah, I know I don't really have to play the other two games in order to play the third, but I just kind of want to.

Lol, don't worry, Teg - I never even thought about the fact that there must be a Fallout 1 and 2.  My only excuse is that I'm console-only... but really, what game starts with THREE!   Roll Eyes


How about all those people who played Section 8 without playing Section 1 through Section 7? slywink
7103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Share your urban myths on: October 16, 2009, 07:53:41 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on October 16, 2009, 07:40:46 PM

My mom also told me as a child that if I put salt on a bird's tail it wouldn't be able to fly and I could catch it. So I would happily spend hours in the yard trying to get close enough to a bird to put salt on its tail. Once I got old enough to see through this ruse, she laughingly explained it was just a trick to get me out of the house. The punchline being, of course, that if you can get close enough to a bird to put salt on its tail, then you can catch it anyway.

Sounds similar to the "Snipe hunt". My wife burst out laughing at this in "Up", but I had never heard of the concept.
7104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which five games are at the top of your "backlog list?" on: October 16, 2009, 07:05:30 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 16, 2009, 06:46:34 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 05:23:43 PM

2. Fallout 1 & 2 (especially since then I'll be willing to play Fallout 3)


I've made a couple attempts to get into the first Fallout and failed, but that hasn't impacted my enjoyment of Fallout 3 in any way.  No matter how you feel about the originals, I strongly recommend the third! thumbsup

-Autistic Angel

Yeah, I know I don't really have to play the other two games in order to play the third, but I just kind of want to.
7105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 16, 2009, 07:02:48 PM
Now there is some claim that there is video of the kid climbing in the balloon. Until I see that I'm thinking this whole thing is bull. And if not a complete hoax, then the parents were just idiots for thinking the kid was in the balloon and telling people that he was.
7106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 16, 2009, 06:04:47 PM
OK, now that there is video of them releasing the balloon, this story now makes no sense at all. Yesterday the report was that the balloon broke free and the brother saw the kid get into the balloon. Now we see that the parents were there when the balloon broke free, and we can see that it doesn't even look like it's possible that a kid could even get in the balloon. Why did anyone think that the kid could be in the balloon and why was that reported to the news?
7107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 06:00:38 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 16, 2009, 05:59:49 PM

Quote from: Ridah on October 16, 2009, 05:55:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 11:37:50 AM

You know the other thing I forgot to mention - during the first two chapters I was finding treasures everywhere, but since then (I just started chapter 6) I haven't found any. I've been checking every nook and cranny, too. I'll have to look into that after I finish the game. I figure that I must have missed a bunch already.

Yeah, once I got to Nepal I pretty much forfeited my aspirations as a treasure hunter.

I'm about 95% through and I thought I was doing a crazy good job of going slow and finding everything and I only have 52 treasures.  I can't imagine what I missed.

Were you using the shovel? I think it's on R3.




slywink
7108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Which five games are at the top of your "backlog list?" on: October 16, 2009, 05:23:43 PM
Well, I will consider games that I have wanted to play for a long time but have never managed to finish and would really like to. A few I will group together for obvious reasons.

1. Baldur's Gate 1 & 2
2. Fallout 1 & 2 (especially since then I'll be willing to play Fallout 3)
3. KOTOR
4. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition
5. Final Fantasy XII
7109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 confirmed! [Now with hands on!] on: October 16, 2009, 04:06:02 PM
Maybe they'll put War mode in MW2 and he won't be able to resist padding his K/D.   ninja  slywink
7110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The boy in the balloon on: October 16, 2009, 03:08:09 PM
So the family goes on the Today show this morning and the kid starts vomiting during the interview. WTF?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGhIQP801fc
7111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 10/16 on: October 16, 2009, 02:47:21 PM
Uncharted 2.
7112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Out of Work Folks - Gearbox is hiring, might be worth looking... on: October 16, 2009, 02:16:37 PM

Quote from: mytocles on October 15, 2009, 08:00:21 PM

I actually remembered that you are a "geology guy,"  Pete (yay, me!)


When Pete watches "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", he doesn't understand why Charlie Brown gets upset every time he gets a rock in his bag. <rimshot>
7113  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: We need a better way to coordinate our MP gaming efforts on: October 16, 2009, 01:58:02 PM
They do this on Goozex (well, they used to, it seems they have slacked off). They kept a Google calendar and planned events usually every Wednesday and Friday night (with others in between as desired). You could look on the calendar and see what was going on that night and show up. Now, I think they have a bigger overall membership, but the group here might be more committed.

If you page back to August, you can see how it worked. I think they took September off but are supposed to be putting up new dates soon:
http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=fj63ar6ukp0ipfv55h8otkftss%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

The other thing I have mentioned before that I would like is a group of "co-op buddies". There's a bunch of games that I would love to play through co-op (Gears of War 2, Army of Two, Mercenaries 2, etc.) but I've never tried to find other people who wanted to do it or were willing to try and sync up schedules.
7114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 01:33:38 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 16, 2009, 01:17:58 PM

I decided to play MP after all. I still suck.

http://www.naughtydog.com/stats/index/SensuousLettuce
7115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 01:29:56 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2009, 01:27:01 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 16, 2009, 01:22:54 PM

He obviously had a past relationship with Flynn but this was the first time meeting Chloe.

Nope.  Watch the beginning cutscenes again- Chloe walks up, Drake recognizes her, is about to say her name but then Chloe introduces herself, basically telling Drake to play it like they are strangers so Nate plays along while he tries to figure out what's going on (that's what the second scene in Chapter 1, with Chloe and Nate in the bedroom makes clear). They have a past relationship (Drake walked out on her) but Flynn doesn't know about it.  Watch the body language and expressions in that first scene- phenomenal job by Naughty Dog in making play differently once you know the truth.  

Yeah, I was about to say this. It's pretty clear he has a history with Chloe.
7116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 12:48:12 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on October 16, 2009, 04:20:25 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 16, 2009, 02:32:44 AM

I think it was Andrew that said that he was a little turned off by casting Nathan as a thief.  That's funny, I had the exact same reaction. I thought that Drake was a fortune hunter or a tomb raider, for sure, but I never got the impression in the first game that he was ever involved in crime. I think it would have been better if they had made him turn down the job on principle at first, and then had the potential historical find be so big, so important, that he was willing, just this one time, to cross the line.

It's pretty vital to story and Nate's character development IMO.


Well, I'll reserve my final judgement for after I finish the game, but unless this turns out to be a prequel (and I think Sully already made some comment that indicated it wasn't) I will still say that a robbery went against Nate's characterization in the first game.
7117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 11:37:50 AM
You know the other thing I forgot to mention - during the first two chapters I was finding treasures everywhere, but since then (I just started chapter 6) I haven't found any. I've been checking every nook and cranny, too. I'll have to look into that after I finish the game. I figure that I must have missed a bunch already.
7118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 03:16:49 AM
Saw this on the ND site:

Quote
So we’ve seen some concern about the frequency of updates for those choosing to use Uncharted 2’s twitter support.  Some reviewers have had early access to the game and selected the option to update their twitter accounts as they completed each chapter of the game.  This has resulted in some twittter feeds being updated multiple times an hour.  We obviously want to provide the best experience for everybody so for the time being we’ve disabled twitter updates on chapter completions.  The option will still exist in the menus when the game ships on 10/13, but if activated, it will do nothing.  Some time after the game has shipped, we’ll release a patch to reactive the feature, but with a limit on the frequency of updates.  We’re certainly sorry for any inconvenience, but I guess that’s the risk you run when trying to blaze a new trail in the complicated world of social media!
7119  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden 10 Online Franchise - Week 6 on: October 16, 2009, 02:36:45 AM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 16, 2009, 12:57:22 AM

Hey you all,

Are there any openings left?  I just got Madden recently and would love to participate.  Please let me know if there are any slots available, and if there are let me know which teams are available. 

Eco

Yup, lots. Just search for the franchise "GamingTrend". I believe the password is "GTFootball" (make sure to use the caps).
7120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Uncharted 2: Among Impressions Threads [Hide the spoilers well!] on: October 16, 2009, 02:32:44 AM
OK, I played through chapter 5 tonight. I had the same problem with chapter 2
Spoiler for Hiden:
but I gave up on the rail kill early because it didn't seem like they wanted you to do it. You couldn't even take cover on the wall. I wound up weaving through the whole area knocking out everyone until only the 3 guys on the raised walkway were left. I charged the guy on the stairs, which triggered my partner to jump over the railing and charge the guy all the way at the end of hall. Of course, this left the railing guy still there! I took him out and was then able to move on. A little weird.

Which leads me to a gripe - I don't think they improved the cover system at all since Uncharted 1. You'll often find surfaces that you can't use for cover, and jumping from cover to cover can often be messy, sometimes moving you to a spot you didn't intend to go to our pulling you out of cover altogether. I know the gears method of showing exactly what your cover move is going to do at the bottom of the screen isn't as immersive, but at least you feel good about what is about to happen.

Overall though, I'm really enjoying it. I already loved the Uncharted gameplay and the stealth kills are a great addition.

I think it was Andrew that said that he was a little turned off by casting Nathan as a thief.  That's funny, I had the exact same reaction. I thought that Drake was a fortune hunter or a tomb raider, for sure, but I never got the impression in the first game that he was ever involved in crime. I think it would have been better if they had made him turn down the job on principle at first, and then had the potential historical find be so big, so important, that he was willing, just this one time, to cross the line.

Oh yeah, and the game has built in Twitter support! How funny is that?
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