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4841  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Resident Evil: Revelations on: June 22, 2010, 03:22:23 PM
Resident Evil: Revelations is the new RE-game coming out for the 3DS. A trailer was just released on GameTrailers, so I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic about the game.

If these graphics are actually in-game, I think the 3DS is going to rock hard. And a DS game with voiceovers and cinematics? Wow, I can't wait! smile
4842  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 22, 2010, 02:47:27 PM

Quote from: farley2k on June 22, 2010, 02:26:48 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 22, 2010, 06:29:51 AM

My prediction is $249 for the bare-bones version, and a bundle version for $299 with a memory card and a game.

Why would they want to have their first failure in years?  To price a handheld the same as a full console - that can play DVDs, music, has facebook, online games, etc. - would be a big failure.  It just wouldn't work. 

I disagree. The sales numbers would be lower, but they'd earn lots more per console sold. They're also in a near monopoly situation for handheld consoles when this thing is released, so it's easier for them to charge a high price.

Watching the latest Pach Attack on GameTrailers, it seems Pachter agrees with me that the price is going to be above $200.
4843  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassins Creed 2 - 360 or PS3? on: June 22, 2010, 01:43:09 PM
I don't think there was much difference between the two versions at all.
4844  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 22, 2010, 06:29:51 AM
Michael Pachter commented that Nintendo probably realized in hindsight that they sold the Wii too cheap, so don't be surprised if you see the 3DS costing more than the most expensive DS. The 3D screen isn't cheap to produce either, and Nintendo has a policy of not selling hardware at a loss (unlike Sony and Microsoft).

My prediction is $249 for the bare-bones version, and a bundle version for $299 with a memory card and a game.

4845  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 21, 2010, 03:33:54 PM
There's a lot of nifty stuff you can do with this device, according to that chart. However, you should keep in mind that there's no way you can use all of those features at once and keep a usable framerate. I'd be surprised if you can even use more than half at the same time.
4846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: June 21, 2010, 07:57:19 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on June 21, 2010, 07:38:51 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 20, 2010, 08:46:14 PM

Quote from: Flatlander on June 20, 2010, 07:10:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 19, 2010, 08:48:04 PM

could Neil Blomkamp be the new directot plus some other rumors.

Whoever they pick,  they need to make a decision soon if they want any hope of releasing this thing before 2013

They have bigger problems than picking the director if they want to get the movies out by then.

Outside of the MGM financing issue, all signs indicate they will be ready to start filming by the end of this year.  Del Toro moved to New Zealand back in 2008; pre-production has been going on since.  That puts the first film in theatres by the end of 2012 or so.

The MGM financing issue is what I'm talking about. If that doesn't get resolved soon, we may not even see a Hobbit movie, at least not for a long while.
4847  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Finally completed Sam & Max Season 1 on: June 21, 2010, 04:29:38 AM
This was one of the main criticisms of season 1 (as well as the season not being wacky enough), and both those were fixed for season 2.
4848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: June 20, 2010, 08:46:14 PM

Quote from: Flatlander on June 20, 2010, 07:10:08 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 19, 2010, 08:48:04 PM

could Neil Blomkamp be the new directot plus some other rumors.

Whoever they pick,  they need to make a decision soon if they want any hope of releasing this thing before 2013

They have bigger problems than picking the director if they want to get the movies out by then.
4849  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: X-Com Returns to the PC on: June 20, 2010, 04:49:55 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on June 20, 2010, 04:34:12 PM

It seems now to be shaping up like a pretty intriguing, small-squad (3-person teams) tactical shooter though I remain unconvinced the game really needed the XCOM name attached to it.

I would think the question isn't whether or not it needed the X-Com name, but whether or not it deserved it. Time will tell.
4850  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Program to erase harddrives before recycle? on: June 19, 2010, 09:48:21 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on June 19, 2010, 08:59:53 PM

dban's the way to go.  eraser's better for secure file erase, though I don't know how well either works with ssd's.

From what I've been told, secure shredding of files on SSDs is a waste of time. Unlike on a regular HD, deleting a file on an SSD leaves it permanently removed.
4851  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 18, 2010, 06:51:48 AM

Quote from: ydejin on June 18, 2010, 06:45:37 AM

Quote from: TiLT on June 18, 2010, 06:42:47 AM

One nice thing about the new scalable instances that I started thinking about: If people will be able to do level 65 versions of Carn Dum and Urugarth, it should become easier for newer players to get their class items (few level 65 players will have need of the Putrid Slime of Helchgam for example, except to put up at the AH) at level 50. This should benefit everyone. smile

IIRC putrid slime and other class quest items are no also available as skirmish rewards.

Yeah, but they are very expensive. For about the same amount of skirmish marks you can get a Scroll of Empowerment, which currently sells for 12 gold on my server.
4852  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 18, 2010, 06:42:47 AM
One nice thing about the new scalable instances that I started thinking about: If people will be able to do level 65 versions of Carn Dum and Urugarth, it should become easier for newer players to get their class items (few level 65 players will have need of the Putrid Slime of Helchgam for example, except to put up at the AH) at level 50. This should benefit everyone. smile
4853  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Lord of the Rings Online enters the Third Ag- um.... Year. on: June 17, 2010, 08:38:09 AM
Two things I liked from that article: The raids as skirmishes thing is a welcome change. The Rift and Helegrod have become way too low level to be challenging any more unless you go in with a smaller group, and then things get a little unpredictable. Now I can have the opportunity to see Helegrod for myself (never got into any raid groups for it. It requires 24 people!).

The other thing I like is the raid equipment as cosmetics. I've been using two pieces of the Rift captain gear as cosmetics for ages now because they look better than anything else I've found. Being able to get these turned into cosmetic items (either by a direct conversion which I'm not sure will be available, or by just earning them again somehow) will be nice, particularly since that will allow me to put them into the new wardrobe and thus save vault space. smile
4854  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Super Street Fighter IV on: June 17, 2010, 04:53:05 AM

Quote from: KePoW on June 17, 2010, 02:05:50 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on June 17, 2010, 01:29:02 AM

Just as a heads up, you can buy the 2-disc soundtrack for Street Fighter IV (vanilla) for $7.95 + shipping from Screen Archives.

And yes, I bought it.   thumbsup

Um wtf... I was about to order this, but I don't see "INDESTRUCTIBLE" on it???

How could they leave that off, that's the best song?

eek

You should go talk to a doctor, KePoW. It could be serious.
4855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 17, 2010, 04:47:07 AM
It looks like some of you are using the changes in the movies to justify the use of a human wizard in this game. These are changes of two widely different magnitudes. The movies mostly made changes to the plotting, such as which character was where at what time, or replacing something that would be confusing in the movie with something else (the Rangers were replaced with elves). When it made up new stuff it was all within the realm of the LOTR lore, such as the big bad Uruk-hai in Fellowship of the Ring. Adding a spellcaster isn't a minor change. In fact, it completely destroys one of the core concepts of the setting and the entire ending of the books. Humans are supposed to be non-magical, and magic is leaving the world. Elves on the other hand are magical beings, making it easier to justify placing a spellcaster among them, yet that's not what I think they did here. Even if they did, there are no examples of such elves in the books, nor are there hints that there could be anyone like that.
4856  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3] Deus Ex: Human Revolution on: June 16, 2010, 09:03:42 PM
I've got one question: 2027? Seriously? The sci-fi vistas in this game are supposed to be 17 years into the future? Uhm... I guess I should file this game under "fantasy". Not that it affects the gameplay in any way, but it does reduce immersion by a huge factor, at least for me.
4857  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 16, 2010, 08:56:47 PM
There's only one thing that's bothering me: From the pictures, it looks like the 3DS is noticeably thicker than the DS Lite. It almost looks like the DS Phat in some of them. I hope it was just the photos or the lightning.
4858  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 16, 2010, 07:42:55 PM
No matter the release date, I'm going to preorder this thing as soon as I can. smile
4859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dead Space 2 on: June 16, 2010, 06:45:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on June 16, 2010, 06:22:20 PM

i never played Dead Space...maybe I should

You should. It's like a sci-fi Resident Evil 4 that is more scary.
4860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 16, 2010, 06:44:01 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 16, 2010, 06:31:39 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 16, 2010, 05:36:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 05:09:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 16, 2010, 03:18:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2010, 02:55:47 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 16, 2010, 02:50:55 PM

Microsoft totally bombed at E3. If I wanted to do the 'real life' things that Kinetc does, I'll just go into REAL LIFE and do it.

yeah!  if I wanted to whip out my lightsaber and fight Darth Vader I'd just give him a ring and we could go down to the park!  he could bring his fried chicken pot pie.

 Tongue

I thought the lightsaber combat references were funny back when the Wii was new, and I think they're funny now. I simply can't see any way in which lightsaber combat can be done with this kind of technology without making the whole thing seem completely stupid. Few of us can fence in the first place, and the Star Wars battles have always been really fast-paced (perhaps with the exception of the battle between Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode 4). Being able to wave a lightsaber around is one thing. Being able to actually fight with it is another. I simply don't think it can be done in a satisfying way.


None of these games are meant to be a lightsaber simulator, though.  They are meant to be a fun experience that makes you feel like you're weilding a lightsaber.  That should not be as hard to do.

Doesn't matter. There's no way they can even evoke the feeling of wielding a lightsaber with this tech. You'll just end up looking clumsy while you try to translate your movements to your avatar, and you'll get confused when your avatar's weapon meets resistance which you don't, leading to you being out of sync.

It's never going to work like you imagine in your dreams. This is the big failing of these control systems. Everyone seems to want a swordfighting game, but the fact that we still haven't seen anything halfway decent on that front should be a big hint in itself. The Kinetic doesn't do anything with swords that the Wii couldn't do, so I don't see why you're expecting things to change now.



Post of the fucking MILLENNIUM! Tilt, you sir are 100% correct. Listen to this man people, he just explained what I have been feeling and trying to say, since 2006. It isn't that motion control is necessarily a bad idea, it just doesn't have the correct feel and sensation, and likely won't for many, many years.

That's not really what I'm saying. It works well for certain things like gold and bowling, but less well for more unpredictable actions where your avatar can't be in full control of his movement (such as when hitting the opponent's blade or armor, or even a wall, in a swordfight).
4861  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 16, 2010, 05:36:13 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 05:09:49 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 16, 2010, 03:18:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2010, 02:55:47 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 16, 2010, 02:50:55 PM

Microsoft totally bombed at E3. If I wanted to do the 'real life' things that Kinetc does, I'll just go into REAL LIFE and do it.

yeah!  if I wanted to whip out my lightsaber and fight Darth Vader I'd just give him a ring and we could go down to the park!  he could bring his fried chicken pot pie.

 Tongue

I thought the lightsaber combat references were funny back when the Wii was new, and I think they're funny now. I simply can't see any way in which lightsaber combat can be done with this kind of technology without making the whole thing seem completely stupid. Few of us can fence in the first place, and the Star Wars battles have always been really fast-paced (perhaps with the exception of the battle between Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode 4). Being able to wave a lightsaber around is one thing. Being able to actually fight with it is another. I simply don't think it can be done in a satisfying way.


None of these games are meant to be a lightsaber simulator, though.  They are meant to be a fun experience that makes you feel like you're weilding a lightsaber.  That should not be as hard to do.

Doesn't matter. There's no way they can even evoke the feeling of wielding a lightsaber with this tech. You'll just end up looking clumsy while you try to translate your movements to your avatar, and you'll get confused when your avatar's weapon meets resistance which you don't, leading to you being out of sync.

It's never going to work like you imagine in your dreams. This is the big failing of these control systems. Everyone seems to want a swordfighting game, but the fact that we still haven't seen anything halfway decent on that front should be a big hint in itself. The Kinetic doesn't do anything with swords that the Wii couldn't do, so I don't see why you're expecting things to change now.

4862  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo's 3D House of DS on: June 16, 2010, 05:29:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 16, 2010, 05:20:00 PM

Release date info

Quote
A senior source close to Nintendo has claimed that 3DS will be available worldwide "by early next year" at the latest, with a 2010 launch in at least one territory "likely".

Nintendo conspicuously avoided detailing launch plans for its 3D handheld during Tuesday's E3 conference, where the system was unveiled.

Speaking to Eurogamer after the event, a Nintendo UK spokesperson confirmed that the company had no announcement to make on launch date or price at present.

But our source revealed that a holiday 2010 release is being worked towards on a global level, with a chance the system could slip into early 2011.

The console, which produces 3D visuals without the need for specialised eyewear, has been met with widespread acclaim, and its E3 debut is backed by a wealth of demo content produced both in-house and from key third-party partners, including playable games, interactive videos, 3D movie samples and the ability to take 3D photos.

All those demo models!  I thought they were closer.

I'll happily throw my European friends under the bus if Holiday 2010 = America.

I'm expecting Japan will get the majority of them, though.

I don't think you have to worry about us Europeans. We always get game hardware last for some reason.
4863  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LotRO goes Free to PLay on: June 16, 2010, 03:23:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2010, 03:17:05 PM

the beta starts today.  I wonder why they'd need to have a beta since it's the same game, only free.

It's because they want to test the LOTRO store. In a beta they can try different types of items for sale and see how the community reacts without having to keep the bad ideas when the full thing launches.
4864  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 16, 2010, 03:18:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 16, 2010, 02:55:47 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 16, 2010, 02:50:55 PM

Microsoft totally bombed at E3. If I wanted to do the 'real life' things that Kinetc does, I'll just go into REAL LIFE and do it.

yeah!  if I wanted to whip out my lightsaber and fight Darth Vader I'd just give him a ring and we could go down to the park!  he could bring his fried chicken pot pie.

 Tongue

I thought the lightsaber combat references were funny back when the Wii was new, and I think they're funny now. I simply can't see any way in which lightsaber combat can be done with this kind of technology without making the whole thing seem completely stupid. Few of us can fence in the first place, and the Star Wars battles have always been really fast-paced (perhaps with the exception of the battle between Vader and Obi-Wan in Episode 4). Being able to wave a lightsaber around is one thing. Being able to actually fight with it is another. I simply don't think it can be done in a satisfying way.
4865  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Kinect on: June 16, 2010, 01:51:59 PM
Those grinning tigers are freaking me out. I can imagine children getting frightened by them.
4866  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 16, 2010, 12:27:07 PM

Quote from: Hotfreak on June 16, 2010, 12:09:51 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on June 15, 2010, 03:38:05 PM

I can't imagine hobbits without their gayness for each other.  Dreamy stares into each others eyes as they profess their adoration for one another is just part of the gig.  That's why this game needs to focus on nothing but hobbits, a party of free loving hobits fighting evil together.  It's a proven formula for success.  If 300 brotherly Spartans can stop 10,000, imagine what a party of 6 hobbits could do?  Forget lore butchering human wizards, I want to see 6 hobbits shield to shield, holding hands, singing songs and kicking evil's ass all over Middle Earth. 
Agreed.  But why 6 hobbits?  I don't see that number in the books.

It's Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin, plus a wizard hobbit and a cleric hobbit that were vaguely alluded to in the books if you squint and turn your head a little and read a different book. Tongue
4867  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine - 40k meets God of War on: June 16, 2010, 06:18:55 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 16, 2010, 06:13:29 AM

just to illustrate how puny an average human is compared to fully grown Orks

There's no such thing as a fully grown Ork in the Warhammer universe. They never stop growing. smile
4868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 15, 2010, 08:17:40 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 15, 2010, 08:15:47 PM

Quote from: Caine on June 15, 2010, 08:13:59 PM

yay, playstation subscription fees.  at least they deem to give you full games to play while you subscribe, and they don't try to charge us $8 a month to start.

They gotta find some way to pay for this Move bullshit, so the easiest way is to give us the big dick and match Microsoft at $49.99 for use. They just took one of the pluses (free online) away.

No they didn't. It's still free.
4869  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 15, 2010, 08:13:51 PM

Quote from: kathode on June 15, 2010, 08:11:23 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 15, 2010, 08:06:25 PM

A recent survey of brand recognition showed that a larger percentage of PS3 owners were aware of the Move than 360 owners who were aware of Natal. The number was slightly above 40% for the Move, I think.

Do you have a link?  I remember reading about it but I remember both numbers being ridiculously low.

Sorry, I don't remember where I read it. The numbers were indeed surprisingly low, somewhere around 30-40% for both platforms, with the PS3 edging ahead a little.
4870  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 15, 2010, 08:06:25 PM

Quote from: jblank on June 15, 2010, 08:04:55 PM

Quote from: kathode on June 15, 2010, 08:03:53 PM

Wow, I kinda forgot that Home existed.

So has 96% of PS3 users. smile

A recent survey of brand recognition showed that a larger percentage of PS3 owners were aware of the Move than 360 owners who were aware of Natal. The number was slightly above 40% for the Move, I think.
4871  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Force Unleashed II on: June 15, 2010, 06:14:09 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2010, 11:25:33 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 12, 2010, 02:03:12 PM


awesome video and proof Daehawk doesn't bother to read.

We needed more? Proof, that is.
4872  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Assassins Creed game with Multiplayer on: June 15, 2010, 06:09:43 AM
Man, Ubisoft is really trying hard these days to milk potential customers for all they're worth (and then some). AC2 made it clear that Ezio's role in the story is over, so I don't see what would be important enough for the spotlight to keep being on him. Second, this is not Assassin's Creed 3. Third, it's an Ubisoft game, and until they get rid of the DRM (don't worry, I'm not going to turn this thread into a DRM thread) I'm not buying any games from them, period.
4873  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 15, 2010, 04:38:49 AM

Quote from: skystride on June 14, 2010, 10:26:10 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 14, 2010, 07:26:03 PM

Yes, I believe it does matter. It seriously dilutes the source material. I mean, look at yourself! You actually thought that there were wizards in the LOTR universe, probably because you've seen them in games or you just made an assumption based on generic fantasy, and there are probably a lot of people who think the same. Neither the books nor the movies contain any spellcasters apart from the Maiar. In a time when games are such a considerable part of culture as they have become, I feel it's important that things are done properly and with respect.

Is it that hard to disassociate yourself from a game and the lore material?  I don't freak out while playing Lego Star Wars because the real characters aren't made of Lego blocks!

The obvious difference is that Lego Star Wars is a parody of the source material, and as such doesn't hurt it.
4874  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 09:22:21 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on June 14, 2010, 09:19:26 PM

It's clear MS, and I assume Sony, are really going for the more casual and family gamer segment with their motion control products.

Actually, Sony seems to be doing the sensible thing and is appealing to hardcore gamers with Move by showing off games like Resident Evil 5, Little Big Planet 2 and SOCOM 4, all three of which are Move compatible.
4875  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Kinect (Natal) and Move Pricing on: June 14, 2010, 08:40:35 PM
To be fair, Michael Pachter predicted the $299 combo, and I agree with him in that it might pull in quite a few non-hardcore customers. For those of us who already own 360s though? Not so much.
4876  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 14, 2010, 07:26:03 PM

Quote from: KePoW on June 14, 2010, 07:09:54 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 14, 2010, 07:03:02 PM

Quote from: KePoW on June 14, 2010, 06:53:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 14, 2010, 06:03:09 PM

I lost interest in this one when a preview I read talked at length about how one of the characters is a wizard (not a Wizard. A wizard. Like a spellcasting human. Those don't exist in Lord of the Rings).

Huh?  Isn't that what Gandalf is?

I'm not really into the LotR universe, but I've watched the movies and I thought that's what it looked like he was.

I pointed out that this game contains a wizard, not a Wizard. The difference that capital letter makes is very important when it comes to LOTR. The latter is a race of 5 half-gods (Maiar actually. Gandalf and Saruman being among them. The other three were Radagast, Alatar and Pallando. The character in this game is neither of these). They are not human. The former is something that doesn't exist in LOTR.

Oh ok, I don't read the books or anything.

But for the mass-population gamers like me, does it really matter?  As long as the game is fun and well-developed.

Yes, I believe it does matter. It seriously dilutes the source material. I mean, look at yourself! You actually thought that there were wizards in the LOTR universe, probably because you've seen them in games or you just made an assumption based on generic fantasy, and there are probably a lot of people who think the same. Neither the books nor the movies contain any spellcasters apart from the Maiar. In a time when games are such a considerable part of culture as they have become, I feel it's important that things are done properly and with respect.

There's also the fact that by using the LOTR name and breaking the setting in such a heavy-handed way, the developers will be pushing away the fans of the setting instead of pulling them in.
4877  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 14, 2010, 07:03:02 PM

Quote from: KePoW on June 14, 2010, 06:53:26 PM

Quote from: TiLT on June 14, 2010, 06:03:09 PM

I lost interest in this one when a preview I read talked at length about how one of the characters is a wizard (not a Wizard. A wizard. Like a spellcasting human. Those don't exist in Lord of the Rings).

Huh?  Isn't that what Gandalf is?

I'm not really into the LotR universe, but I've watched the movies and I thought that's what it looked like he was.

I pointed out that this game contains a wizard, not a Wizard. The difference that capital letter makes is very important when it comes to LOTR. The latter is a race of 5 half-gods (Maiar actually. Gandalf and Saruman being among them. The other three were Radagast, Alatar and Pallando. The character in this game is neither of these). They are not human. The former is something that doesn't exist in LOTR.
4878  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2010] - Official Gaming Trend Coverage Begins on: June 14, 2010, 06:59:42 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 14, 2010, 06:53:01 PM

eh..remind me if I'm wrong, but isnt "Move" by Sony a handheld device you can use? If so, how on earth can they compete with this?

Try thinking like this: Can you even begin to imagine how to play a traditional action game with the Kinect? The Move can do that easily, and if there's one thing that has been proven about the game market over the last few years, it's that on consoles the "hardcore" gamers are the ones who produce the most reliable income.
4879  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North on: June 14, 2010, 06:03:09 PM
I lost interest in this one when a preview I read talked at length about how one of the characters is a wizard (not a Wizard. A wizard. Like a spellcasting human. Those don't exist in Lord of the Rings).

Why oh why do developers feel the need to introduce generic fantasy trappings into the LOTR universe?
4880  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Natal and Move Pricing on: June 14, 2010, 04:50:21 AM
I seem to recall something about Move not going to cost more than $49, but we'll see. Most analysts seem to agree that Natal (Xbox Kinect) is going to cost considerably more though. A recent survey revealed that there was also a higher user awareness of the Move in comparison to Natal.

So far it looks bad for Microsoft, as Sony is sitting with all the aces.
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