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12081  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: I'm Coming For You Harkonis! (COD4 Stats) on: November 18, 2007, 05:18:55 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 18, 2007, 01:06:39 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 18, 2007, 07:35:23 AM

Been 55 for 3 days, finished the entirety of the first 3 prestige classes (except one that is bugged), and am +2000 kills. You need to play more dude smile I think my K/D is about 1.65, but I have to do the math myself so you never know.

PC version for me though. I still prefer the M4 to the AK-greatly, but the MP5 is probably my all around favorite weapon. I have a bunch of crazy combos I do, but usually I do my MP5 and some variation of primary perk. The M4, due to the extremely weak damage per bullet, can definitely be tricky to use though-I recommend it with stopping power or double tap (a perk you likely don't have yet) or maybe even sleight of hand. You need to maximize the amount of damage you can do.

Yeah yeah! I unlocked double tap either last night or night before. Explain it pleas.  Why do I need my gun to fire faster?  It's already an automatic weapon....

Also, I heard people talking about 'grips' last night. What do they do and when do you get them?

Faster rate of fire = more bullets = people die faster if you don't headshot them.  You can really see the difference with this on the M16, since it shoots in 3 bullet bursts.  If you miss that first burst, with double tap you can get another one off super fast.

Grips are only for some weapons, iirc the shotties and large machine guns.  It helps with recoil so when you shoot it does not aim straight up from kick-back.
12082  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: New 360 owners: Get your free copy of Halo Thrizzle! on: November 18, 2007, 05:09:56 PM
Man they're really going for the kill this season.  Wasn't everyone who bought a 360 going to buy this any way this holiday season?
12083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 17, 2007, 11:02:48 PM

Quote from: disarm on November 17, 2007, 09:31:05 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 17, 2007, 08:27:55 PM

Hey guys, once you get the mark from the bureau do you lose the ability to finish any remaining investigations?  I completed two investigations before I talked to the bureau and he gave me the mark and now I can't find anything but citizens being roughed up and view points to get.  crybaby

i've always made sure to do all the investigations first, but that would make sense.  once you go to the bureau for permission, you're essentially saying that you have all the necessary information to carry out your task.  from that point, you only goal is to kill your mark and escape.

Yeah that ended up being it.  I am worried I just screwed myself on an achievement now.
12084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 17, 2007, 08:27:55 PM
Hey guys, once you get the mark from the bureau do you lose the ability to finish any remaining investigations?  I completed two investigations before I talked to the bureau and he gave me the mark and now I can't find anything but citizens being roughed up and view points to get.  crybaby
12085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GH3: DLC Boss Battle Pack Free on: November 17, 2007, 07:41:10 PM

Quote from: jersoc on November 17, 2007, 06:10:46 PM

Quote from: Greggy_D on November 17, 2007, 04:59:17 PM

This is what drives me nuts about Xbox Live.  You would have NO idea about these free downloads (packs, XBLA, content, etc) unless you see some obscure web posting or see it here.  Why isn't Live smart enough to scream at you when a free pack is available for download?

well, actually the game does flash on the main menu about DLC  icon_lol

Yeah I thought I saw an add for this on one of the blades?
12086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 17, 2007, 04:02:17 PM
Jcc when you first throw all your blades, it tells you to pickpocket thugs to get more.  Maybe you missed it if the UI was off.
12087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 17, 2007, 05:11:00 AM
Ok I just did my second assassination and it was the first one in Jerusalem.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I had no idea it was scripted to not be stealthy and I was annoyed I couldn't sneak up on him.  None-the-less, I caught up to him and jump stabbed him in the neck for some payback.  Onward to Acre!
12088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 09:22:57 PM
How are you guys dealing with the citizens that are getting roughed up.  It seems like if I target a guard, even if I am miles away, they attack me after a few seconds.  Do you guys get real close and BAM-right in the kisser???
12089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 05:54:31 PM

Quote from: stimpy on November 16, 2007, 05:16:44 PM

Just starting this.
I like it so far, but have a question.
I'm heading to the tower after the first botched assassination attempt.
Along the way, some of the characters have a "glow" around them.
What does that mean?

The glow has something to do with the type of NPC it is.  In the training session it tells you what white means, vs blue, red, or yellow.   I honestly can't remember now frown
12090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 04:31:58 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 16, 2007, 04:30:56 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 16, 2007, 04:29:11 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 16, 2007, 04:20:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 16, 2007, 03:57:56 PM

those damn guards and their speed limits!!!  icon_mad

I finished Jerusalem (2nd kill) last night and was heading to Acre before calling it a night. I was like "screw the speed limit" so I just galloped full tilt from waypoint to waypoint purposefully reigning chaos on civilians and just killing any guards around when I stopped to do the waypoint. Not exactly stealthily keeping the Creed a secret, but quite a bit of fun! smile

About the guards in the Kingdom...is that why they attack you; because you are not using the blend button when on the horse?  I wondered why when I first went in there they attacked me on sight.

if you move past them on horseback at any pace faster than your blend pace they'll come after you.  it's profiling I tell you!

Damn guards!!  /shakes fist
12091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 04:29:11 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 16, 2007, 04:20:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 16, 2007, 03:57:56 PM

those damn guards and their speed limits!!!  icon_mad

I finished Jerusalem (2nd kill) last night and was heading to Acre before calling it a night. I was like "screw the speed limit" so I just galloped full tilt from waypoint to waypoint purposefully reigning chaos on civilians and just killing any guards around when I stopped to do the waypoint. Not exactly stealthily keeping the Creed a secret, but quite a bit of fun! smile

About the guards in the Kingdom...is that why they attack you; because you are not using the blend button when on the horse?  I wondered why when I first went in there they attacked me on sight.
12092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 16, 2007, 03:56:29 PM

Quote from: skystride on November 16, 2007, 03:51:00 PM

Quote from: Ridah on November 16, 2007, 08:24:20 AM

My single gripe thus far is the fact that you can't lean around corners, it would be a useful feature in so many situations, no idea why it wasn't implemented.

That would probably break the game.  The game is designed to force you to reach checkpoints or face infinite enemies.  But a cover system encourages camping.  I don't think infinite respawns + camping work well together.  I also wish they had finite spawn and a cover system like Vegas.

It took me a bit to figure that out, that they will just keep sending enemies at you until you move.  I don't really like that either.
12093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 03:35:19 PM
Yeah about the horseback riding.  Is anyone else as confused with the Kingdom hub as I am?  I can barely find my way through it!
12094  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Wii $79.00; PS3 139. Xbox360 99 Vote at Amazon on: November 16, 2007, 03:29:04 PM
Voted for PS3 for a cheap blu-ray player.
12095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist 16/Nov/07 on: November 16, 2007, 03:27:08 PM
COD4 - level 30 now and just fell in love with the M16.

Assassin's Creed - got some killin' to do!
12096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Free XBLA game Carcassonne on: November 16, 2007, 03:26:06 PM
Got this and played for a bit.  I won a ranked match and it didn't give me the achievement  crybaby
12097  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 03:25:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on November 16, 2007, 03:08:46 PM

Quote from: spigot on November 16, 2007, 02:55:47 PM

Anybody figure out a way to get into a city without blending in with scholars? Don't get me wrong, they're always conveniently around when I need to get into the city but I'd prefer to get in all  ninja2-like.


Have you tried creating a distraction?   I don't know if it will work (I went the scholar route) but it's an idea. 

What's this distraction business all about?  Do you just execute someone in close proximity to the guards?
12098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 16, 2007, 03:24:49 PM
I've only finished one assassination, but I got some achievement for doing it all sneaky-like.  Blade in the crowd, or something like that. 

I've gotten a hang of the controls now and I am liking it.  I had some side quest in Jerusalem where I had to collect 18 flags in 3 minutes and it really was neat to run and leap across the roof tops.  I really practiced on controls in the home-base city and found all 20 flags there to get a good grip on the controls and what not.

Combat is much better with counter-kill moves.  I'm looking forward to new combat things as I move along in the game. 

Someone mentioned it earlier, but it's good to go to the start menu after you complete an investigation and read up and view any attachments that may be there.  Neat for people who like to scan everything (a la Metroid Prime).

12099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 16, 2007, 06:47:19 AM
New favorite weapon is the M16 with ret dot scope.  Man that thing owns.  I kind of like the double tap perk as well  paranoid
12100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 16, 2007, 03:53:26 AM

Quote from: KePoW on November 16, 2007, 01:26:55 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 16, 2007, 12:17:53 AM

I take it back I'm only playing through on Hardened and it's still kicking my ass.  Each mission gets less fun because of the sniping insta-gib baddies. 

just play on Regular man, if it's your first time.  I would never recommend to anyone to start out with Hardened or Veteran

Yep I dropped back down to Regular starting on "Heat".  I'll go back after I've finished up the game.
12101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 16, 2007, 12:17:53 AM
I take it back I'm only playing through on Hardened and it's still kicking my ass.  Each mission gets less fun because of the sniping insta-gib baddies. 
12102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty 4 Impressions on: November 15, 2007, 08:19:30 PM
Yeah I've been playing through on Veteran and it's more frustrating than fun.  I think I'll switch to Normal and just enjoy the ride.
12103  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.
12104  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.
12105  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
12106  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.
12107  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!
12108  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.
12109  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
12110  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.
12111  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. 
12112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Reviews on: November 13, 2007, 08:10:16 PM
Eurogamer gave it a 7/10
12113  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.
12114  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?
12115  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?
12116  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
12117  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!!
12118  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!
12119  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?
12120  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.
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