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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Kingdoms of Amalur Impressions on: January 18, 2012, 02:35:26 PM
Very surprised not to see any discussion about the demo since it was released yesterday.  It's not exactly what I expected, but I absolutely loved it.  The initial 10 minutes or so has you trying to escape a building and meet up with a professor who might know why you came back from the dead.  This takes place in a dark tower like area that is filled with guards and lava.  This area gives you a basic gameplay tutorial as well.

Once you escape the crumbling tower, you exit into a beautiful forest area where you get your first quest.  Here is where the game really began to grab me.  You get 45 minutes to do anything you like.  Do quests, level up, discover new areas and the cool thing is the timer stops while you are in the pause menu.  This means that leveling up and inventory usage does not count against your time.  

One cannot help but compare the gameplay and art style to Fable, but the game is sooooooo much deeper than Fable.  Lots of stats and abilities as well as talent trees for each class.  There truly are no boundaries as to the way you shape your character's combat style.

I have followed this game ever since Curt Schilling started his own company and I can honestly say that this might be my most anticipated game of the year.  While not exactly what I was expecting, it is exactly what I wanted.  

I might add that you get some armor for Mass Effect 3 just for starting the demo as well as a couple of items for the full game of Kingdoms of Amalur.  During my run through the demo I unlocked a couple more items for the full game as well as a weapon for Mass Effect 3 for finishing the demo.  

Just curious what others think.  I've seen the Fable comparisons and I've seen it called a Fable/Skyrim hybrid, but most comments have been very positive about the demo.    
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XBLA/PSN]AMY on: January 14, 2012, 01:11:55 PM
I found it way too dark for my liking.   I don't like changing my tv's settings just to play a game.
3  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Nintendo 3DS (Black) Pristine condition on: January 13, 2012, 07:36:47 PM
No one interested in an absolutely perfect 3DS with everything included?  Last call here, gonna put it on craigslist and/or ebay this weekend.
4  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Nintendo 3DS (Black) Pristine condition on: January 07, 2012, 05:07:56 PM
I have a perfect black Nintendo 3DS for sale.  I picked up one of the limited edition Zelda bundles and just recently got around to transferring all my stuff from this one to it.  The black one is cosmetically perfect as it's been kept in a case since the day I got it.  I have the original box and will include everything it came with such as the AR cards and SD card.  I will sell it for $145 shipped to anyone in the US.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GT Community: Pick your favorite console game of 2011 on: January 06, 2012, 12:30:03 PM
I'm gonna go with Batman Arkham City. 
6  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Madden 12 (XBOX 360) sealed $45 shipped. on: October 02, 2011, 04:38:21 AM
Can ship out immediately after payment is received.

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7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/11) on: July 11, 2011, 05:52:49 PM
Definitely picking up NCAA 12 and might pick up the 5th Anniversary Edition of Elder Scrolls.  Like I need it.  I have the original collector's edition as well as the GOTY, but I can't resist that case.
8  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Re: FS: DSXL Red Mario version on: July 07, 2011, 01:17:44 AM
Well i think i want it, did you keep the original box?

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9  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: DSXL Red Mario version on: July 06, 2011, 06:56:29 PM

Quote from: farley2k on July 05, 2011, 09:25:39 PM

I want to get a 3DS, the local store will give me $90 in trade in for the DSXL but I would rather sell it to someone here.  They will just jack the price up on someone.  I can do that! smile  So I will sell it for $100.  That should be a bit cheaper than you can buy it in the store used. 

It is in great condition, has all the stuff, etc. 

PM me if your interested.

Thanks,
Farley

are both screens perfect?
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The First Templar impressions on: May 19, 2011, 11:45:56 AM
I picked it up over the weekend at Wal Mart for $39.99 and so far I like it, a lot I might add.

The graphics are solid, but not something that will wow you.  The gameplay is standard beat 'em up style like Conan, Viking, God of War or the many other games before it.  You control two templars that you can switch between with the LB.  As you earn XP for killing enemies, opening chests, etc, you can use that XP to purchase new abilities for your heroes.  Such as shield bash which is A-A. The story is very linear, but a good story nonetheless.  I like these types of games anyway so it was right up my alley.

There is also extra equipment that you use to outfit your heroes with but you have to find all the pieces to "assemble" it.  Like the Guardian Armor might be 3 pieces found randomly in the areas that you traverse.  Find all 3 pieces and you can then equip your hero with his shiny new armor.

I really do like it and I have heard the main story is 12 hours or so and you can play co-op over Xbox Live.  I have seen no one else playing online so your mileage may vary with the co-op aspect. 

With a little promotion, this game might sell, but sadly apparently I found one of the 100 or so copies that were printed in this limited release.
11  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: DC Universe Online (PS3) on: April 16, 2011, 05:17:33 PM
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the code from the game is married to your PS3. 
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: March 30, 2011, 12:08:34 PM
This thing has far exceeded my expectations.  Super Street Fighter is amazing.  The AR cards are mindblowing and every little feature seems to do something neat.  So glad I got one.  One thing I might have missed.  With the DSI and DSI XL, you could immediately post any pictures you took to facebook.  Did they take this feature out?
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 09, 2011, 04:06:20 AM

Quote from: EddieA on March 03, 2011, 08:28:29 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 03, 2011, 05:24:09 PM

according to Major Nelson there is another piece of DLC out on day one for 800 points,called The Black Emporium


not sure if that is included in the Signature Edition though,be good if it was (for you guys of course Roll Eyes)

The Black Emporium DLC will be free for all new purchasers of DA2, not just preorders.  There are details about it at the official website.

someone tell me what I got with the signature edition that I wouldn't have gotten with the regular edition.  The exiled prince is 560 points to me and I don't see anything else in the box that I didn't see in the regular box.  Sad thing is I actually like the regular box better. I realize I didn't pay any more for it, but they made out like you would get all kinds of extra content and I just don't see it.
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: February 28, 2011, 01:18:08 PM

Quote from: jersoc on February 28, 2011, 11:13:54 AM

yeah, 3 invasions in a row killed belmont. they would just end in the middle and no npcs in the zone would spawn back.

Dude, you get so much xp from rifts, a chance at great loot and not to mention currency to buy loot as well. I don't know why you wouldn't do them. They take like 10 mins. If a lot are spawning at onces, that's the invasion. Those only happen every few hours.

I've done them and they're cool...the first 10 times you do them, but I did the same one like 6 times in an hour the other night.  I realize you need to do them to get the planerite or whatever the currency is called to buy cool items with, but I don't want them happening as frequently as they do.  I guess once the game opens officially and the population spreads out they might be more appealing to me, but right now they just seem to be happening constantly. 
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/28) on: February 28, 2011, 07:27:02 AM
Looks like Fight Night and Rift CE for me.
16  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rift on: February 28, 2011, 07:24:29 AM

Quote from: jersoc on February 28, 2011, 04:13:17 AM

invasions are breaking the servers

Yeah am I the only one sick of the constant rifts?  I play this type of game mainly to quest, not to close the same rift every 10 minutes.  Nothing ticks me off more than to be out questing and then get gang raped by 3 level 18 elites just because I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I thought they were supposed to be a little unique, but at one point tonight, I turned around and there were 3 rifts within running distance.  Looked like something out of Independence Day. 
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3] Bulletstorm on: February 26, 2011, 06:04:59 PM
It's fun, the multiplayer is also a blast.  If you're looking for a shooter that doesn't take itself too seriously and has a few new twists with multiplayer, it's definitely worth it.  I was on the fence myself, but now I'm glad I bought it.

18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/21) on: February 21, 2011, 12:53:49 PM
Killzone 3 and maybe Bulletstorm. 
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any thoughts on Playstation Plus after a few months on: February 18, 2011, 12:38:48 AM
I just signed up about a week ago and so far I'd say it's definitely worth it.  I signed up just for Stacking but there is a lot more available.  A lot of the minis are free.  I downloaded Let's Golf to my PSP and you also get Quore, the monthly Playstation video magazine for free.

I look at it this way.  I'm gonna beat Stacking and probably never go back to it.  If they give me 8 games like that a year out of 12 months, I'd say I got my money's worth even if I drop out.  But why drop out when it's only $4.00 a month?  They also give you a bunch of dynamic themes for free as well and I hear there's some PLaystation Home stuff that's free too, but I rarely use it.

I'd say with Stacking free this month, there's probably not a better time to join than now.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Telltale]The Walking Dead on: February 18, 2011, 12:31:40 AM
The show was awesome.  I just hope the game uses some of the imagination and creativity of the series and is not just a Left 4 Dead clone.
21  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Madden 11 (360) on: February 18, 2011, 12:29:53 AM
I traded my copy in a while back and now I'm gonna compete in a tournament in a few weeks.  Anyone have a nice copy for sale relatively cheap or want to trade?  I have games from all consoles and handhelds.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/14) on: February 14, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
Dragon Quest VI is the only thing for me
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (02/07) on: February 07, 2011, 12:59:51 PM
TDU2 is the only thing on my list this week. 
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Two Worlds 2 Impressions on: February 02, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
I picked this up and Dead Space 2 on the same day and I haven't even opened Dead Space yet.  I really like this game and can only echo what others have said.  The game is beautiful to look at and the music is epic.  The crafting and alchemy seem cool and the quests seem diverse enough to keep me interested.  Have the day off today and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with the game.
25  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PSP and DS Games FS on: February 02, 2011, 06:31:47 AM
PM sent for Final Fantasy Four Heroes of Light
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I will not buy lbp2 and mass effect 2 today. on: January 19, 2011, 03:54:52 AM
I bought them both today.  I've already beat ME2 on the 360 but I wanted to see the ME3 engine in action.  IGN says this is the best version of the game.  I got the LBP2 collectors too.  Gonna use the cheap bookends and the dlc costumes made it worth it for me.
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: January 19, 2011, 03:50:21 AM
Scrabble is free as of right now.
28  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) sealed on: January 05, 2011, 09:48:08 PM
just replied back to you
29  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) sealed (SOLD) on: January 04, 2011, 12:44:21 PM
Sealed copy of Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 for $45 shipped.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How many consoles do you own? on: December 25, 2010, 11:51:59 PM
Here is what I have hooked up.

4 Xbox 360s
1 Xbox
1 PS2
2 PS3s
2 Gamecubes
2 Dreamcasts
1 Super Nintendo
1 Nintendo 64
1 Wii

if you count handhelds, I have one gold Zelda DS Lite, one DSI XL, one PSP (red), one PSP Go.

I also have a 250 gig slim in the box sitting in the floor that I bought before the Halo Reach Silver 360 came out.  Have no idea what I'm gonna do with that.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: IGN's Top 10 Gaming Disappointments of 2010 on: November 29, 2010, 12:56:29 PM
I disagree with their entire list.  Kinect?  Move?  How can you call those disappointments when they are just getting off the ground?  Fable 3?  While I'll admit it had its flaws, it's actually one of my game of the year candidates.  I guess Medal of Honor is on there because it's not Call of Duty.  Personally I loved the campaign of Medal of Honor and the multiplayer is fun as well, it's just not what everyone is playing. 

And the top two?  I loved Final Fantasy XIII.  Haven't finished it yet, but I don't normally put 35 hours into a game that's a disappointment.  Gran Turismo 5?  Lol, I played it all weekend and I can certainly say that I am nowhere near disappointed in it.  I am having a blast with it.

Here are some of my disappointments:

Castlevania - both the XBLA version and the new game.
Force Unleashed 2
Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock.
Alpha Protocol
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Requesting info regarding getting online with a PS3 on: November 29, 2010, 12:41:16 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on November 29, 2010, 11:04:27 AM

I'm considering getting a PS3 to play Gran Turismo 5. How much of a hassle is it to getting registered and active on Sony's Playstation Network? Do I need a credit card or my first born (good luck on that slywink) or lots of very personal information? My Xbox Live account set up was pretty trivial, so I'm hoping the Sony one is the same.

Also, does the PSN have points cards you can get at Gamestop like Xbox Live Marketplace does, to buy DLC? I checked on the Gamestop site and didn't find them, but maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing.

It's actually pretty simple.  Name, email address, password.  It's been awhile since I set mine up but I don't think a credit card is required at all.  And yes, you can get Playstation Network cards at Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, and Gamestop.  They usually come in $20 or $50 increments.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamestop is now a pawn shop on: October 27, 2010, 11:07:54 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 27, 2010, 07:39:31 PM

Yeah, blame The Man and not Gamestop.

Please leave me out of this.  eek  I know in Virginia that giving cash for anything falls under the state pawn laws and requires Gamestop to get all that personal info.  I think it's the cash that causes the issue but since each trade in has the potential to be a cash trade they have to get the info.
34  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Halo Reach (sealed) on: October 12, 2010, 01:08:05 PM
Just bumping this for a price drop.
35  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Halo Reach (sealed) on: October 02, 2010, 03:29:08 AM
Yes, I supposed I could it it's not too much more.  What are we talking about, a couple of dollars?
36  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Halo Reach (sealed) on: September 18, 2010, 12:23:26 PM
I bought the Legendary edition as well as the new system with the game, so I don't need two games.  Selling the sealed copy from the system for $45 shipped.
37  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For: The First American Mcgees - Alice on: August 28, 2010, 04:10:04 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on August 28, 2010, 01:31:48 AM

Quote from: The_Man on August 27, 2010, 12:24:57 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on August 24, 2010, 10:28:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on August 23, 2010, 01:37:27 AM

If not, I know I have a copy of it too.

Cool, haven't heard anything back from The_Man yet...  I'll PM ya Caine

I have it, complete in large box.



Got a copy for my brother, but looking for a copy for myself now.  What you want for yours, The_Man? 

Have no clue.  What would you trade for it?
38  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For: The First American Mcgees - Alice on: August 27, 2010, 12:24:57 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on August 24, 2010, 10:28:58 AM

Quote from: Caine on August 23, 2010, 01:37:27 AM

If not, I know I have a copy of it too.

Cool, haven't heard anything back from The_Man yet...  I'll PM ya Caine

I have it, complete in large box.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/23) on: August 23, 2010, 02:09:17 PM
Mafia 2 Collector's Edition for me. 
40  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Looking For: The First American Mcgees - Alice on: August 22, 2010, 07:13:14 PM
I think I still have a copy somewhere, let me see if I can locate it.
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