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11481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 15, 2007, 03:57:05 PM
After the first assassination I got my short blade back.  I find that when you counter with the short blade, it's an instant kill and very cool.
11482  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 15, 2007, 05:13:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 15, 2007, 05:08:46 AM

Hey guys can you not do all the investigations for each mission?  I am on the first one and I've found all the lookouts but 2 investigations are not-complete and not marked on my map???  icon_cry

NM I just went back to the bureau and it filled one.
11483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 15, 2007, 05:08:46 AM
Hey guys can you not do all the investigations for each mission?  I am on the first one and I've found all the lookouts but 2 investigations are not-complete and not marked on my map???  icon_cry
11484  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 14, 2007, 11:15:59 PM
Got it and played for a couple hours.  Controls will take some getting used to, but I'm not worried about it.  The game is beautiful, just amazing looking.  Is it me or does the light dim when the Sun goes behind clouds?  The character's voice does seem out of place, but it's a minor thing that I have no problem looking past.  So far, I'm having fun.  Back to 1191 for me!

P.S.  Great read from Gabe.  That's how I'll end up playing this game as well.  Searching out for all the goodies.
11485  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 14, 2007, 05:58:20 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 14, 2007, 05:55:59 PM

And for whatever reason (make up your own theories here), IGN has changed their PS3 review:

Quote
On Destructoid you can find the proof that IGN indeed modified its Assassin's Creed review.

The current review contains this:
"These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a cost. There is considerable texture pop-in and occasional framerate hiccups. None of this deters from the gameplay though, so it is forgivable."

The original review contained this:
"These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels. You can get through the first two-thirds of Assassin with the framerate being just an annoyance, but it becomes more of an issue for the final third of the missions."

Hmmm...

This whole AC review business is madness!
11486  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 14, 2007, 05:24:20 PM
I'm at level 26 now and I really want a new weap.  I've been using the M4 a lot, but it's weak.  The MP5 is nice, but the range is terrible.

I've also found that I like the red dot scope much better than the zoom scope.
11487  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / NHL2K8 $39.99 at Amazon on: November 14, 2007, 05:04:27 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000QD9F84/ref=nosim/cheapassgam08-20
11488  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone having problems with Xbox live/Xbox.com tonight? on: November 14, 2007, 04:34:54 AM
The COD4 MOTD shows that they know something is up and that MS is working on it.

I was just able to play about an hour of COD MP without any problems.
11489  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: System Sellers-what games convinced you to get a console or handheld? on: November 14, 2007, 03:35:27 AM
Street Fighter for the SNES.  It made me sell my Genesis and catalogue of games. 
11490  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 13, 2007, 08:10:16 PM
Eurogamer gave it a 7/10
11491  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Anyone having problems with Xbox live/Xbox.com tonight? on: November 13, 2007, 03:00:24 AM
I got some weird errors on xbox.com earlier.  I was able to play some COD4 without issue though.
11492  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 13, 2007, 01:01:54 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 13, 2007, 12:45:38 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 12, 2007, 08:18:26 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 12, 2007, 08:10:56 PM

So far, it seems to be living up to the hype...

Metacritic

I can't wait to buy this game tomorrow!!!

sorry, but i think this is actually out on wednesday.  at least, that's the current rumor.frown

Aeris called.  it's going to be in TOMORROW!!!!!  I actually rickrolled with joy when I got the call!

Who's Aeris?
11493  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 08:44:32 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 12, 2007, 08:43:19 PM

Ok something seems borked with my miltiplayer.

Whenever i try to connect to either deathmatch or team deathmatch (which is all i have available thus far), it is not showing any available games.   Why can't i find any servers?   It always says no games available.   

Am i missing something here?

I never see any servers, it just drops me into a game or a game lobby.  I'm not at home right now, so I can't see the screen but do you have any special filters on?  Did you select Xbox Live as the MP option?
11494  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 12, 2007, 08:30:49 PM
The description for your spoiler is a spoiler frown
11495  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Counterfeit GBA Cartridge? The Final Chapter? on: November 12, 2007, 07:56:23 PM
Don't drop the claim, you're letting him win!!
11496  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 12, 2007, 07:38:29 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 12, 2007, 07:37:52 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 12, 2007, 06:07:48 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 12, 2007, 06:06:26 PM

Assassin's Creed is supposed to be $40 via Fry's Electronics this week (according to a Steals and Deals post anyway). One reason why I'm picking it up.
Whoa really?

They all say so in the post. It's not being offered in today's Fry's ad, but something like that wouldn't show up until Wednesday's ad anyway. I'll let you know once Wednesday rolls around.

Wow that's awesome!
11497  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 12, 2007, 06:07:48 PM

Quote from: Destructor on November 12, 2007, 06:06:26 PM

Assassin's Creed is supposed to be $40 via Fry's Electronics this week (according to a Steals and Deals post anyway). One reason why I'm picking it up.


Whoa really?
11498  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 03:54:01 PM
Ok I played just about all weekend and this is my favorite MP game for the 360 by far.  I got to level 22 or 23 and have unlocked some good weapons and some neat challenges.  I'm using mainly an M4 build with the zoom scope and it works well.  I am working on getting the zoom scope for the MP5 and need 3 more kills to get it.  I like how that gun is more powerful, but the range is nowhere near as good as the MP4.  A few more levels and I get a new assault rifle and I'm sure I'll go with that.  I tried the M60 but it was not to my liking.

What perks are you guys going with? 

I have pretty much settled in on 3x special grenades with flash, extra bullet dmg, and extra bullet penetration. 

Someone had mentioned earlier that the extra penetration was good to take and I like blasting away at people through walls.  Martyrdom was good too, I got a few kills that way.  I also hate dying when someone is in last stand, but I didn't like it much myself.  I tried the claymore perk but I didn't like how it equips the claymore when you plant them.  Also seems like friendlies can trigger them.  I also tried the UAV jammer, but I think this only works during UAV scans and not all the time, otherwise it would be too good.
11499  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 12, 2007, 03:48:37 PM

Quote from: Xmann on November 12, 2007, 03:14:23 PM

ok, i must be missing something here...so a little help would be appreciated.

i'm trying to play mp for the first time, but i'm not finding how to find games.   when i try xbox live, all i get is deathmatch/team deathmatch (which i know is all i have until i unlock others).  however, there are no servers listed.   am i missing something?  how do i see a list of all available servers?

You only get those two game types to start with.  As you rank up, more game types become available.  You never see any servers to choose from.  You select a game type and then click find game, then it just puts you into a game lobby (or directly into a game).
11500  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Getting involved with the GT XBL community on: November 12, 2007, 03:47:24 PM
Hey all, I am wondering what's the best way to get involved with the GT XBL community.  I am a little apprehensive to start shooting people random friend invites on XBL. Are there a couple of ring leaders who routinely put games together that wouldn't mind a friend request?  Or do you all just invite everyone?  I've never played XBL with voice coms and I would like a good group of mature gamers to try with.  Any help for a noob is appreciated.

Thanks much!
11501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/12) on: November 12, 2007, 03:39:58 PM
Assassin's Creed, but with COD4 as my sleeper hit of the year, I don't know how much time I'll get in!
11502  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Counterfeit GBA Cartridge? Now With Lawyerin' Threats! on: November 11, 2007, 09:47:09 PM
Yep he's just trying to scare you.  The shitty thing about fiighting someone on eBay is that they can ruin your rep, as you found out.
11503  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Plush Weighted Companion Cube in stores for Xmas on: November 11, 2007, 05:11:04 AM
And here it is:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/portal/the-official-plush-companion-cube-321259.php
11504  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Call of Duty 4, Let's get it on! on: November 11, 2007, 02:16:20 AM
What's the best way to meet up with you guys online?
11505  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 11, 2007, 02:14:50 AM
This game is absolutely amazing.  I even can't stand FPS aiming on a console and I absolutely love the MP.
11506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 11:13:18 PM
Well my MP stats are still erased.  Any one else seeing that?
11507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 09:29:16 PM

Quote from: KePoW on November 10, 2007, 09:27:35 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 10, 2007, 09:21:39 PM

Hey guys is XBL crashing?  Everytime I try and join XBL for some MP my game freezes.  3 times in a row now.

yeah it was just flaking out on me like 5 minutes ago

Hmm I got through a bit and my stats were wiped =\  I hope that's temporary.
11508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 09:21:39 PM
Hey guys is XBL crashing?  Everytime I try and join XBL for some MP my game freezes.  3 times in a row now.
11509  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 09:01:19 PM
Ok I played through a couple of SP missions and they were fun.  It's like being in a movie.  I felt that my team was doing too much though.  Esp on the intro mission.  Is that because I played on regular?

I played one MP match and it was awesome.  I got 10 kills, which was cool since I was worried about not being able to kill anything with no stat matching.  I found 3 different starter packs, so I don't understand why being stuck with the M16 sucks?  I took the pack with the MP5 and it seemed to be fully auto.  I shoot in bursts any way, so it didn't matter much.

I hope to get in some MP games with you guys.  I already like it more than Halo 3 MP.
11510  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 07:48:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 10, 2007, 07:47:01 PM

I hear MS is banning people from XBL for playing early- they check the gamertag history.

They said that about Halo 3 and it turned out to be false.  However, why is it the customer's fault if they bought the game early?
11511  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 10, 2007, 07:35:32 PM
DAMN YOU GUYS!!!!  The forum effect snared me.  I saw this at Costco and picked it up  ninja
11512  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Through the Portal (Warning: Spoilers) on: November 10, 2007, 04:06:47 AM
Video of the final fight done in 1 minute  eek

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/09/beat-portals-final-challenge-in-one-minute/
11513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Assassin's Creed thread - brought to you by Jade Raymond on: November 09, 2007, 11:22:01 PM
I didn't know that the SoT team was doing this game.  SoT is one of my favorite games of all-time.
11514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GHIII Demo may have sold me.... on: November 09, 2007, 11:19:39 PM
I'll say that I like the set list in 3 much more than 2 as well.  I played 3 first though, so that might have something to do with it.  I like just about every song in 3.  There's a bunch in 2 that I had never even heard of.
11515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GH III cheating? on: November 09, 2007, 04:45:48 PM
I don't get how you can cheat in consoles?  I've had to deal with cheating on PCs forever online, but I didn't think the same things existed in the console world.
11516  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 9/Nov/07 on: November 09, 2007, 04:01:44 PM
I rented The Simpsons game from Blockbuster.  I'll probably get in some GH2 and 3.  Maybe even a bit of Halo 3 or GoW online.
11517  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need advice..Must have 360 games on: November 09, 2007, 03:22:40 AM
Gears of War was amazing.  It's quite a short SP game, but it was a true introduction to next gen for me.
11518  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Marriage...Halo style on: November 09, 2007, 01:01:43 AM
What with all the weepy eyes around here from free COD4's being passed around, I thought you would all get a kick out of this:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/personality/trixie/communityspotlights/20071108-halo3proposal.htm
11519  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Squirrels. Why did it have to be squirrels? on: November 08, 2007, 08:15:09 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 08, 2007, 08:11:43 PM

I believe there is something simple you can use, like some kind of sub-sonic thing, or else a squirrel repellent.

I once heard you can purchase something like fox musk, which causes the squirrels to stay far away.

Bravo, you guys don't have to go Rambo on them to get rid of them.
11520  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Half Life 1 and 2 in 60 seconds on: November 08, 2007, 04:02:16 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on November 08, 2007, 04:01:31 PM

Is it reenacted by bunnies?

Sadly, no frown

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