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801  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official GHIII impressions thread on: October 28, 2007, 04:13:34 PM
Got my 360 copy at midnight last night.

- Agree with the awesomeness of the wireless controller.

- I thought the boss battles would be cooler. I'll definitely try again on higher difficulties but it just didn't seem as cool as they made it out to be.

- Maybe it's just me, but activating the Star Power didn't invoke any cool animations for my guitarist. They sort of just stood there and played as normal. I like in the previous Guitar Heroes where they would do some crazy stage move.

- Pretty good selection of tracks thus far.
802  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Guitar Hero III - Midnight release tonight on: October 28, 2007, 06:28:02 AM
Picked mine up at the local Meijer's. Got there around 10 to midnight and I was about the 6th person waiting in line. They only had 6 360 bundles in and luckily only one guy ahead of me bought a 360 bundle. Everyone else ahead of me bought Wii bundles.
803  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GH3 Impressions/early sightings on: October 28, 2007, 12:26:45 AM

Quote from: Roscoe on October 28, 2007, 12:10:13 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on October 27, 2007, 09:34:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 27, 2007, 04:47:12 PM

I'm hoping we'll see reviews today.  I'm not as confident in this one because of the developer switch.

Have you tried the demo on Xbox live yet?

I tried the GH3 demo, first GH game I've ever tried, and honestly I don't see the attraction. Basically it's the button pushing dance I hated in GTA San Andreas, but with rock tunes. I can't be the only one who thinks this... or am I?

Seeing as though this is the first GH game you've ever tried and playing with the guitar controller is really the only way to play the game, I'd say yes.
804  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Gaming Trend Halo Group on: October 11, 2007, 09:27:07 AM
So I'm late to the party, again. My request sent in.

spigot - RoboSim
805  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag REQUEST THREAD on: October 10, 2007, 10:59:26 PM
Add me!

RoboSim

Thanks!
806  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Befriend me, then shoot me! on: October 10, 2007, 02:41:14 AM
So I finally bit the bullet and got a 360 to enjoy the Halo3 goodness. Would love to play with some of you. My gamertag is:

RoboSim

Don't worry, I suck and don't blabber on like an idiot over Live icon_biggrin.

Sorry if I should've posted this under some other master thread of everyone's gamertags.
807  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What did you get for Christmas? on: December 25, 2006, 07:48:56 AM

Quote from: ROTC1983 on December 25, 2006, 06:54:40 AM

Quote from: Kobra on December 25, 2006, 05:18:07 AM

4 games of Khet tonight, and I crave for more.. I am tempted to wake the neighbor for a game, lol..  Khet is now on my top list of best games, and I have a pretty big selection of Euro/German board/card games, so that says a lot.

You simply cannot go wrong with it, I would have trouble thinking anyone would dislike it.. ITS GOT LASERS MAN!1!!1

Kobra...please...stop...(Where did you buy it?  Can it be bought in stores?)

Try this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/games/7eaa/
808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 3 Pirates walk into a bar..... on: December 24, 2006, 08:06:47 PM
OMG, is that Chow Yun Fat? I'm down for double-fisted slow motion sword fighting with white doves flying in the background.  Tongue
809  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin - Happy Holiday Edition [56k/NSFW] on: December 24, 2006, 04:30:33 PM
810  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry Wii OUCH on: December 16, 2006, 05:47:45 PM
Personally, I'm trying to muster up some semblance of enthusiasm for buying a slightly upgraded Gamecube with a gimmicky remote. I'll give it a minimum 6-8 months before I even consider purchasing it. I always get a chuckle when Nintendo fans lord gameplay over graphics. It's almost like they keep apologizing for the system's shortcomings. You can have all the gameplay you want up on that high-horse, I'll take gameplay AND graphics.
811  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry Wii OUCH on: December 15, 2006, 01:38:03 AM
What the hell happened to Ubisoft, seriously. For all of Ubisoft's trumpeting of the Wii, they've clearly done more harm to both the system's reputation and their own than any other publisher who has yet published a game on the system. You know you're doing something very, very wrong when EA's yearly ports to a system are widely praised and yours are shit all over on a constant basis.

Ubisoft, stop making crap please. Thanks.
812  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Blackest of Fridays on: November 23, 2006, 01:57:16 AM
So who's braving the infamous post-Thanksgiving pre-Christmas retail sales day known as Black Friday? If so, where?

Black Fridays used to be fun, but I guess I'm older now because I can't muster up the enthusiasm to go out at the break of dawn to fight raving lunatics. It's getting worse and worse every year now with people are actually camping outside and stores opening up at 12am on Friday. Sigh...
813  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Wii be Trespassin' on: November 21, 2006, 06:24:02 AM
The Wii is a perfect opportunity for someone to do a remake of Jurassic Park: Trespasser! Boobies and crate stacking FTW!





A Guitar Hero-esque game where you play air guitar with the wiimote and nunchuck! A Nintendogs remake where you use the wiimote to pet and walk your dog! What other games can you think of?
814  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Prediction : PS3 launch stumbles ... speculating created false market demand on: November 19, 2006, 08:36:03 PM

Quote from: Calvin on November 19, 2006, 08:32:25 PM

Quote from: warning on November 19, 2006, 08:24:36 PM

Maybe the Ebayers are proving one thing.  Ken Kutaragi was right when he said "The PS3 will instill discipline in our children and adults alike. Everyone will know discipline."
He's not real, right? I mean, hes a creation by the idiotic PR suits at Sony that think they can garner favor with the public by presenting their president as the most out of touch, wierd, delusional, insane, possibly schizophrenic? I mean, someone tell me I'm right.

Sadly, he is as real as you or I, but 10x more bats**t crazy.
815  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii Launch Thread on: November 19, 2006, 07:42:30 PM

Quote from: Hetz on November 19, 2006, 07:40:40 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 19, 2006, 07:15:22 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 19, 2006, 07:05:48 PM

Has anyone gleaned any info from stores as to when they expect to receive more supply?


I'm hoping this week, but I don't have definite info...it's just hope.

I think some folks are missing the fact that there appear to have been WAY more Wiis shipped than PS3s. After all, how many stores did we hear about with 50+ PS3s?
The fact that they are selling out should be celebrated as a successful launch with a lot of interest, not reviled because Nintendo didn't ship any units.
We'll see what happens, but I truly believe that we're going to see good restocks, unlike with PS3, which could take months.

Did Sony kill someone close to you or something? Why all the hate for the PS3? Months?? Try, this week.

I think a PS3 ran his dog over.
816  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 - totally missing from ads - Wii everywhere on: November 19, 2006, 04:18:32 PM
Who needs ads? Sony is too busy basking in the glow of their own perceived awesomeness. What was it Kutaragi said? Oh yeah, this:

PS3 is “for consumers to think to themselves ‘I will work more hours to buy one’. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else.”

Ken, you're a precious gem....
817  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I am playing with my Wii now :) who else has it? on: November 19, 2006, 03:29:53 PM

Quote from: Misguided on November 19, 2006, 03:24:21 PM

It's intriguing...while I know we should expect the numbers to fluctuate, if you go to Gamerankings right now, and look at the highest ranked games of all time with 15 or more reviews, Twilight Princess is sitting at #2, behind only (wait for it) Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Not that I'm going to read too much into this...but isn't it pretty extraordinary for a launch title to get this kind of acclaim?
Now, you could argue that this is more a GC title than a Wii title, and I won't argue with that.
But even if you feel that way, doesn't it begin to make sense why they might have delayed the GC version
in order to play up the sense that the Wii has what could turn out to be one of the most highly regarded games of all time
available from launch?

It's a Zelda game. Reviewers are automatically going to give it a perfect score no matter what (even if they actually play it or not). Same for Mario games - instant perfection. It being a launch title makes it all the more awesome that a game with it's pedigree would lead the charge as a system-seller.
818  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Excite Truck [Review] on: November 19, 2006, 03:25:14 PM
Decent review. I never expected this one to be halfway decent at the very least. I guess it's one of those "dang-all-the-other-good-games-are-sold-out-so-I-might-as-well-get-this-so-I-have-something-to-play-at-system-launch" titles.
819  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Red Steel review uh oh on: November 18, 2006, 04:05:07 PM

Quote from: Dafones on November 18, 2006, 03:52:54 PM

Quote from: spigot on November 18, 2006, 03:48:25 PM

Zelda notwithstanding, my interest in the wii was pretty low to begin with. The launch line for the wii (and PS3 as well) is just plain weak IMHO. I hope something halfway decent comes out soon.

The rest of the Wii lineup has been reviewed fairly well. Rayman, Call of Duty3, Trauma Center, Monkey Ball, Tony Hawk, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Madden 07, are all respectable 80%-ish games. Up until Red Steel, the low scores were for Excite Truck and Wii Sports, which were 70%-ish. I'd say that's a strong, well rounded launch lineup.

I guess I should clarify myself as I expected people would respond with 'look, there are X number of reviews out there with ratings of Y% and higher': launch lineup-wise there isn't anything that would make me drop everything I'm doing to hunt down a Wii.  I know console wars aren't won at launch, but it still would've been nice to have some more titles that I would actually be interested in :slywink:
820  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Zelda Review! on: November 18, 2006, 03:57:32 PM
For what it's worth, I've trusted Gamespot reviews 9-times-out-of-10 . They've been pretty spot-on and on-par with how I would've reviewed any particular game. Unlike IGN which tends to overrate every single game they review, I actually like Gamespot's harsh and critical eye when it comes to reviews.

That being said, I think it's safe to say that by virtue of it's pedigree, it was pretty much a given that any Zelda game released would automatically receive glowing perfect-10 reviews. It's almost as if people are afraid of critically reviewing the game or automatically assume it's going to be awesome (after all, it's Nintendo's bread-n-butter franchise).
821  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Red Steel review uh oh on: November 18, 2006, 03:48:25 PM
Is anyone really surprised? It looked pretty bad already from the E3 demos. I think all the hype was because of the ZOMG I get to swing the wiimote to control a katana awesome kthxbye! factor.

Zelda notwithstanding, my interest in the wii was pretty low to begin with. The launch line for the wii (and PS3 as well) is just plain weak IMHO. I hope something halfway decent comes out soon.

And I also seriously hope the following shot was from some earlier build or something cuz it looks like poo crybaby

822  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is it worth getting a PS2 now? on: October 28, 2006, 06:11:01 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Yes.
823  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Scarface - Is that your little friend or are you happy to see me? on: October 08, 2006, 04:56:55 PM
Anyone pick this one up? I would normally relegate this to bargain bin status by virtue of the fact that it's a movie-based game, but some reviews of it look promising. From what I can tell, it's essentially a GTA/Saints Row open-ended type game where you roam Miami as our beloved Tony Montana with a huge chip on his shoulder (the game takes place after the events of the movie).

If anyone has any impressions, I'd love to hear them. If I don't pick this up, I still have to get my hands on Yakuza.
824  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Okami impressions on: October 01, 2006, 05:31:54 PM
So I finally completed Okami.  ninja Took me roughly 36.5 hours and it was definitely a memorable experience. What was up with the final boss being a
Spoiler for Hiden:
huge ass ball
. After fighting
Spoiler for Hiden:
Orochi and Ninetails
I expected something bigger and nastier. The
Spoiler for Hiden:
mech version of the last big-ball boss
was pretty cool though.

The story felt kind of disjointed at the end. It was like they were trying to piece together these different hodge podge elements into a cohesive story. For those who have completed the game:
Spoiler for Hiden:
What was that queer Waka's role again? He was the one who piloted the Yamato Ark? Was it his fault it crashed? Or did it crash because of the demons it was carrying? And why was the ark full of demons anyway? Was it supposed to carry the demons to the Celestial Plane?

I think it's safe to say that this is the closest thing you're going to get to a Zelda-like experience on the PS2. You've got the novel visual styles and theme, quirky and eccentric NPCs, and a real sweeping epic sense of a larger-than-life adventure. The use of ancient Japanese mythology as a backdrop to the story is a new and welcome addition as well. This is one of those games where it just draws you into the world and the story and gets you to play that "one hour more" to see what happens next.

I was worred that the Celestial Brush ability in the game would be a gimmicky contrivance, but it actually turns out to be really well implemented feature in the game not just in the aspects of boss-battles and puzzles, but in general exploration. There are also tons of little treasures and knick-knacks that you can collect and the mini-games are also interesting diversions from just running around doing sub-quests.

The world is just really rich and inviting. Besides the similar cel-shaded visual style, playing the game just really brings back memories of playing Zelda: Wind Waker.
825  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Countdown to DS Lite: DEAD PIXEL? AUGH! PG 3 on: June 11, 2006, 02:53:42 PM
So I've fallen into the DSL hype. This won't be the first handheld I've ever owned and I'm intrigued by the "gadgetry" of the device, but none of it's games interest me whatsoever. It was the same way when the PSP came out (luckily I didn't get one). I guess I just want the device for the sake of having a new, shiny gadget to tinker with. <shrug>
826  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Real DaVinci code... on: May 20, 2006, 09:00:15 PM
Based on the New York Times Bestseller - Holy Konami, Holy Contra Code.
827  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3: We're Sony. You know you'll buy it anyway. on: May 20, 2006, 04:43:47 PM
Anyone see this over on Shacknews.com? Not vouching for the credibility of the site or even if this report is true, but it's funny nonetheless:

Sony's Reeves: People Will Buy PS3 Even Without Games

Quote
It's a great day for hubris on the part of European console executives, I guess. Speaking to Computer and Video Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO David Reeves had high expectations for PS3's launch despite any hitches it may potentially have. PS3 would sell millions even if it had no games, he claimed. "We have built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even [if] it didn't have games," said Reeves.


Sony, you are seriously topping yourself time and time again with copious amounts of hilarity. Maybe it's just me, but blatant arrogance like that just rubs me the wrong way.

Don't get wrong, I hope it does well, but between Kuratagi, Reeves, and any other two-bit executive wanting to make statements, it looks like Sony is trying to ice-skate uphill, and the hill just keeps getting higher and further away.
828  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 pricing on: May 09, 2006, 02:51:43 AM
Nice job, Sony. Good luck trying to sell your precious PS3. I had high hopes, but they're seriously shooting themselves in the foot ... make that both feet. It's just amazing to me how rediculously expensive gaming has become.

I already balked at the $400 price tag for a 360 (which I bought anyway), but $500-$600 is just plain preposterous, no matter how you spin it.
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