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9201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FALLOUT 3 on: May 19, 2005, 07:25:21 AM
Setting, characterization, and tone could be preserved with the right team behind it, the story would have to be much less personal.

And as I was saying before, a whole lot of things must come together to make Fallout properly as an MMO, which probably won't ever happen.

Right now, your argument is against a Fallout MMO in the now, meaning you're objecting to them making it with some random team under some strange publisher with whatever guy that was seeking funding running the show.

But I think if they brought back the original fallout gang and a good publisher that understood that keeping to a setting was a good idea (marketing be damned), then a good

It's just that, it's not going to happen.
9202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 2005 booth models on: May 19, 2005, 06:17:12 AM
I'm actually more interested in what you guys talked about than pictures of them.

I can find pictures of good looking women all over the place, gimme a smart one and she's a keeper.
9203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Perfect Dark Zero: First Impressions [IGN] on: May 19, 2005, 06:01:55 AM
30 frames is perfectly fine, just as good as 60 frames.

The big thing to remember is constant framerate matters more than the frame count itself when over 30fps.  Although many still can discern the difference between 30 and 60 fps, almost everyone will know when something that had been running at a constant 30fps suddenly starts fluctuating between 15-40fps, and that's what people really notice.

So, don't worry so much about the actual number of frames.  Heck, you don't see hardware reviewers placing as much emphasis on it as they used now.  Now it's about graphical features and consistency.
9204  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top 5 games you'd like to see re-made? on: May 19, 2005, 05:19:34 AM
X-Com - It doesn't have to be x-com itself, but something very close and that'll be enough.  I'm hoping the Codo guys get enough money from Rebelstar raiders to turn it into the next X-Com.

I can hold off on System Shock because Bioshock should fill that role well.  However yes, I do still want a System Shock 3 to finish up the story, as I hated that tidbit at the end of SS2.
9205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FALLOUT 3 on: May 19, 2005, 03:37:10 AM
It's not really helping fallout fan's cases that whenever someone posts against the idea, it sounds almost rabid one sided views.

Also, I'm a huge Fallout fan, it was my first big RPG and hooked me on big RPGs.  And yet I still think a Fallout MMO would be a good idea, but only if they did things right (which with current technology, they couldn't).  I also think Bethesda could do a fine job with the license.
9206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Friday the 20th at E3 on: May 19, 2005, 03:33:33 AM
Is anything still happening on the exhibition floor on the last day of E3?

I just got tickets for the show, unfortunately, due to finals I can only attend on Friday.  Is it worth it to go, even if only on the last day?  I fear people might already be packing up and heading out.  We're hoping to catch a lot of the indy developers as much as the big names.
9207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo gets stupid... on: May 18, 2005, 06:58:47 AM
Yeah, gimmicks.  But considering that they probably can make these very cheaply (old gba hardware) means that every unit would be sold at a profit, whereas other companies depend on games to make the money.
9208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / FALLOUT 3 on: May 18, 2005, 06:26:23 AM
Yep, I can certainly understand people when they desire to have a series stay close to its roots, but this outright hatred for something that has yet to be shown, let alone played, boggles my mind.

If it's a good game, I'm buying it.  That's what it boils down to for me.

Sure, a lot of other spin offs were poor games, but those were poor games by their own right.  Those really poor spin offs, like X-com interceptor and enforcer were very much butcheries of the X-com setting.

However, Bethesda has a strong background in creating RPGs, so Fallout would still be an RPG at its core, rather than a Fallout: ROAD RAGE! or SUPER MUTANT MAYHEM action game deal.
9209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3] Motor Storm trailer on: May 18, 2005, 06:21:45 AM
Thin_j where did you get your info that it was prerendered?  I'm not doubting you, but I'd like some confirmation before my hopes are brutally beat down.  Tongue

I mean, I saw the Ghost Recon 3 in game footage and it was nearly on par with this video.
9210  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best video game trailer ever? on: May 18, 2005, 05:18:05 AM
I'd consider that just a teaser rather than a full trailer.  I think I'll wait to see a full trailer that shows some real game footage.

And yes, the MGS2 trailer was the best trailer ever.
9211  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 18, 2005, 03:56:06 AM
Yep, not to play sides, but consoles usually stay out for 5-6 years and it's only in that last year is a next gen announced.

The xbox is an exception because it was released quite a bit later than the other two this last generation.
9212  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Konami News] - MGS4, MGA2 and MGS3: Subsistence Announced on: May 18, 2005, 03:43:15 AM
Anyone catch that riff on Splinter Cell at the end of the MGS4 teaser?

It has snake with Sam's gear (three lens goggles and SC2000) and in his signature squat position.
9213  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 18, 2005, 03:34:57 AM
Yes, but game continuity would not be interrupted to go to a cutscene.
9214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / A watershed moment for PC Gamers on: May 18, 2005, 01:06:50 AM
Cooexistance for me, I like games on all platforms, and eventually everything will become one box anyway.

Besides, we've seen this before.  It won't be long until the PC hardware blows away console hardware.  In fact, we already have stuff on the PC market that can rival these next gen consoles, however it's pretty expensive.

Consoles excel at putting out cutting edge hardware in a concise single platform solution, where games can optimize themselves for it.
9215  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Which system(s) will you buy? on: May 18, 2005, 01:06:38 AM
Once again, I'll wait until I can feel that controller before I make judgements.  I don't mind its looks, heck I found the dual shock controllers strange when I first saw them.
9216  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Games to be $59.99 each... on: May 18, 2005, 01:05:51 AM
Yes, however consoles are also becoming more widespread, along with gaming being more accepted in general.

However, originality is still an issue.

Luckily, there will always be the PC's indie market, along with modders for PC games.
9217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 18, 2005, 01:00:43 AM
Basically, when moving around and interacting with things under the player's control, the game really can look that good.  That's real-time as opposed to prerendered.
9218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So where do you stand right now? on: May 17, 2005, 09:47:47 PM
One interesting thing about Live for the 360 is that everyone can now get a Live account for free (silver account).  However, they are limited to playing only on week ends, they do get some downloads, and of course, access to that online marketplace thing they have.

People who subscribe get the gold status and can play whenever they want, plus some other benefits.
9219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XBOX 360 Games to be $59.99 each... on: May 17, 2005, 09:41:51 PM
There'll always be rentals.

Which is pretty much the only reason why I buy consoles, I know I can rent every game that comes out.

However, there's no way all the games will be $60 each, however the AAA launch titles will probably be that much.
9220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 2005 - Best Screenshots on: May 17, 2005, 09:39:02 PM
The game is basically Grand Theft Mall Zombies.

Basically, the hero goes to investigate some strange happenings in this one town, only to find it overrun by zombies.  He makes his way into the local mall, thinking that'll be safe, but he was wrong.

So, how he has all this equipment from the mall that he can use to stay alive and try to escape.
9221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Xbox 360] Final Fantasy XI on: May 17, 2005, 08:04:14 PM
I love the story and art to most FF games, but the gameplay could really use a refresher.
9222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS3] Motor Storm trailer on: May 17, 2005, 08:02:25 PM
Then again, if you consider other videos of actual gameplay for other 360 games, what they showed could very well be actual gameplay.
9223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I can't find it anywhere, Is Xbox360 backwards compatible? on: May 17, 2005, 07:16:44 PM
Actually, it's been confirmed as emulation, the post on voodoo extreme with the MS guys saying it was emulation.
9224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 17, 2005, 07:07:45 PM
Actually, they're basically touting that the graphics you saw in that tech demo will be the same whether it's a cinematic or during play.

I suspect the new FF game will be FF7-2, they've been going on about it for a long time.

Although, who knows whether they'll find some way to update the original FF7 somehow and include it with the new game.  I mean, it's been a long time since the game was out, they've got to introduce new players to the series.
9225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I can't find it anywhere, Is Xbox360 backwards compatible? on: May 17, 2005, 08:28:22 AM
Perhaps the backwards compatability will be through some sort of emulation?  If so, it would make a lot of sense for them to be cautious as most of the games will have problems.  They'd have to release Live patches to the emulation program that would have run setting profiles for specific games.

This would cost money for them to produce, and thus would be limited to the titles they think are worthy of being played on the XB360.

EDIT:  Looks like I was right on the money.  Backwards compatability is via emulator.  Just saw the post on VE, so that means only certain titles will be playable on the Xbox 360, and I suspect most of them you'll already have.
9226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So where do you stand right now? on: May 17, 2005, 08:22:33 AM
Sarkus, you do have a point there.

I don't have any brand loyalty, it's all about the games for me.  But if the Xbox 360 is coming out that much earlier, I don't see a reason not to get it since it's already on my list.  By the time the PS2 comes out I'll have saved enough for that too (and my nice tax return has helped in that regard).

Oblivion would be better on my PC, but there's still plenty of release titles for the 360 that I'm looking forward to.
9227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System discussion: Xbox 360 on: May 17, 2005, 08:19:13 AM
All I want to know is...

Steel Battalion 360?  Tongue

Seriously though, if they put out a non game specific monster controller like the SB controller, I would still buy it and SB to go with it.

I mean, all those light up buttons and two sticks would be useful for many games.  If they release such a beast early, other game makers might adopt it and have games out for it by the console's mid life.

Or, if they released a standardized set of specifications, much like a normal controller, third party manufacturers could get in on the action.
9228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Where can I find a video of that FF7 PS3 tech demo? on: May 17, 2005, 06:14:32 AM
As per the title, some people here have said they've seen videos of the FF7 PS3 tech demo.

Being a fan of FF7, I just have to see it but I can't seem to find it.
9229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So where do you stand right now? on: May 17, 2005, 05:54:48 AM
I'm impressed with both so far, and I'll actually be getting the Nintendo system this time around, simply for the games and the fact that my little sister needs games that she can play at her age (plus Nintendo seems to be getting more mature titles, as RE4 showed).

Much to the chagrin of my bank account, I'll be getting all three eventually.

However, my first purchase is a toss up between XB360 or PS3.  Most likely it'll be the PS3 simply because many of the better Xbox games tend to come out on the PC anyway (and I'll have my PC upgraded by then).

Xbox 1 was better for multiplayer gaming this time, but the PS3 now has capability for 7 wireless controllers, although I don't know what it's online capability will be, hopefully it'll rival Live.  The big reason why the PS2 never got play time at my house was that I had my single player games on the PC, and the multiplayer couch games on the Xbox.

This'll give the Xbox time to bring out its more original titles, though.
9230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / System Discussion: Playstation 3 on: May 17, 2005, 05:15:07 AM
Actually, it's very similar to the logitech controller, which felt quite natural in my hands.

I'll wait to pass judgement on the controller until I've gotten one in my hands, probably from an in store demo unit.

If all else fails, they'll do what MS did and release a revised controller and make it the standard.  By then I'd have 3rd party controllers.
9231  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 15, 2005, 04:14:53 AM
Hicks + advanced guns + abundant wildlife = pointless slaughter

Of course, it looks bad, and I think it's bad, but they may have licenses for such killing, and they might actually be helping to maintain a balance of predetor to prey.

Then again, such duck hunting have made several species extinct already if I recall.
9232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Psychonauts!!! on: May 13, 2005, 07:13:36 PM
It should get long run sales via word of mouth and reviews.
9233  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Horde Vs Alliance - The Alterac Valley Chronicles. on: May 13, 2005, 09:23:18 AM
Horde Vs Alliance - The Alterac Valley Chronicles.

"Well gentlemen, it seems we got a new griffon."

"Dude, can anyone fly that griffon?"

"I'm not going near that thing, it bites!"

"Let's call it Fluffy."

"No way man, that thing needs a real name, like George."

"George?  It needs a real imposing name, like Freddy."

"How about Warthog?"

(in unison) "No!"

"Shut up, all of you!  Or I'll have the gnome slit your throats while you sleep!"

"Yeah and I'd do it too."

Meanwhile, in the Horde base...

"Hey, no fair, they've got a night elf girl on their team."

(tauren female) "I'm a girl."

"Yeah, but we want a hot girl on our team."

"What's that supposed to mean?"

9234  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Don't know about you, But I am ALL OVER the XZIBIT prepaid! on: May 13, 2005, 08:17:39 AM
Despite the horrible naming, these cash cards are a good idea.

The only reason why I still have a credit card is due to all the online payments I make.

Of course, I wonder if it comes with the same security measures that a credit card comes with.
9235  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 11, 2005, 01:10:20 AM
Actually, the Aye Aye uses the middle finger in quite an interesting way.  It's main good source is tree grubs, the kind that burrow inside the tree.

They use the finger to tap the tree, listening for hollow sections where grubs have burrowed in, then it uses the extra long finger to reach in and pull out the grub to eat.
9236  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Fire bad! on: May 11, 2005, 01:04:00 AM
Um, Kathode.  As far as I know, Alcohol burns hotter than gasoline.  slywink
9237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / E3 rumors on: May 09, 2005, 09:50:04 AM
X-com is a license that's just ripe for a remake, and someone out there has the license.  So, if it's ever going to happen, it'll happen soon.
9238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Nintendo Revolution-info. WOW! on: May 07, 2005, 06:48:42 AM
Anyone remember how much hype they released about the PS2, and how poor it was in reality?

The only thing that saved the PS2 was a great lineup of games and name recognition.
9239  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / from the WTF files on: May 06, 2005, 08:49:44 AM
If the parents need the money, and don't have to keep the name, then I can't really fault the parents.  It's a good deal getting that much money to help raise a child.

Heck, you can let the child choose his name.  I chose my own name when I entered junior high.
9240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / holy @#%&! - it's really lara! on: May 04, 2005, 05:48:37 AM
I think the sluggish movement might be due to the animation blending and the addition of inertia.  Few games these days give the player that much inertia, instead the player can pull Gs while just running around that would crush a fighter pilot.

When played from a third person perspective, this instant acceleration can be quite unrealistic to the eye.
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