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10081  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Splatterhouse all but confirmed for March Virtual Console release. on: February 26, 2007, 01:54:20 PM
I'm afraid I've never heard of this, what's it about?
10082  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 1701 A.D. for the Nintendo DS! on: February 26, 2007, 01:51:55 PM
Now that's nice news.  I've always been interested in the PC version but never bit.  I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
10083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: February 26, 2007, 09:42:50 AM
Very much looking forward to firing up a skirmish in which I will fight, hopefully win, and in doing so, prevail.
10084  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 26, 2007, 09:34:44 AM

Quote from: Lee on February 26, 2007, 07:06:47 AM

Quote from: Calvin on February 26, 2007, 03:45:25 AM

Well it does unfortunately sound like a rental for me since you guys are saying 8-10 hours playtime.

It depends on how driven you are. I have probably 5-6 hours in, and I only cleared out the first gang so far. I have been driving around, exploring, and working on stats. Been having fun just doing that myself.

Yeah, I'd say it'd be 8-10 hours if you just want to beat it.  At the rate I'm playing I'll probably be at at least 14-15 hours before I want to put it on the shelf.
10085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Impressions/Availability on: February 26, 2007, 09:32:03 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 26, 2007, 03:56:14 AM

I bought SC and played through a couple of single player missions today.  The game is enormous.  From what I have seen it might be the deepest and most complex RTS I have played. Unfortunately I think I am going to put it away until I can build a computer that will do it justice.  Playing on medium at 18 frames per second doesn't work for me.

Did you turn shadows off?  Trying the demo, I thought I had no chance of running the game, but eliminating shadows made a world of difference.
10086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Wing Commander Arena Screenshots on: February 25, 2007, 10:48:50 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 25, 2007, 09:35:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 25, 2007, 04:49:57 PM

Even as a Subspace clone it fails, as it only has 16 players at a time.  I was a huge Subspace addict, and a zone with 16 players typically meant you were going to spend the next few minutes trying to switch to a populated zone.

That said, I was a huge Subspace addict, so if this game gets at least mediocre reviews I'll probably end up buying it.

Quick question:  Were you a huge Subspace addict?

Nuts to you!   icon_wink The repetition was for effect, my love for Subspace means I will both be overly critical of this game, but at the same time I will likely not be able to resist buying it.
10087  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: February 25, 2007, 09:03:41 PM
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- With the game's fast pace, the top of the tech tree can be reached usually in around 10 minutes.

I know this series plays fast, but 10 minutes?!

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- A powerful "walker" unit is available at the top of the tech tree for all 3 factions.
*Once this unit is destroyed, the hull is left behind and can be captured by an engineer to be used against its own faction!
* Nod's Avatar war mech can rip parts off other vehicles to gain their abilities.

Sounds very cool.

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- Each faction has a ton of unique units that set it apart from the others, making each faction a unique experience of its own
* GDI, for example, has an APC that can be garrisoned with troops that shoot out of it (think the Humvee on Generals).
* Nod, for example, has light defensive structures with 3 turrets on one central hub; when a turret is destroyed, it will rebuild itself unless the entire hub is destroyed (think in terms of how GLA structures would rebuild if they weren't totally destroyed).
* Scrin, for example, has melee infantry (unlike the other 2 factions) called "Buzzers" that can link themselves to vehicles and slash any infantry that come close.
* These examples are "just scratching the surface" of the unit differences for each side.

The Nod and Scrin examples almost sold the game for me on their own.

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when zoomed out, there's still a sense of being zoomed in a bit too close.

Gah!

Overall I'm a lot more excited about this than I expected to be.  I think this might be a day 1 buy for me.
10088  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 25, 2007, 08:50:46 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 25, 2007, 08:41:49 PM

....and now, GamingTrend drops a more accurate 84% on Crackdown.  smile  Front page folks.

Spot on review!
10089  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Wing Commander Arena Screenshots on: February 25, 2007, 04:49:57 PM

Quote from: Kobra on February 25, 2007, 04:04:04 PM

Quote from: kathode on February 24, 2007, 05:44:29 PM

Quote from: Kobra on February 24, 2007, 01:57:53 AM

thumbsup  Who the hell cares it is 2D or doesn't have cockpit views

Anyone who ever played and enjoyed any game at all in the Wing Commander series?  I'm all for formula changes but apparently the only thing this has in common with Wing Commander is that you're flying spaceships around in something that appears to be a failed impersonation of "space".  I've got my original boxed copies of WC1 + both Secret Missions and WC2, so I am a little biased smile 

Well it clearly looks like a Subspace ripoff, which is great because Subspace is fantastic, and even today, incredibly addictive.  But I do agree slapping "Wing Commander" on it simply because they own the name, and want addition units sold is pathetic beyond fucking pathetic. This I agree with, and yes, I have played virtually every WC game, and played the first one religiously for years.  Tongue

Even as a Subspace clone it fails, as it only has 16 players at a time.  I was a huge Subspace addict, and a zone with 16 players typically meant you were going to spend the next few minutes trying to switch to a populated zone.

That said, I was a huge Subspace addict, so if this game gets at least mediocre reviews I'll probably end up buying it.
10090  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 25, 2007, 02:20:33 PM

Quote from: Destructor on February 25, 2007, 01:51:29 PM

Quote from: juniordan on February 25, 2007, 08:48:20 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on February 24, 2007, 03:00:44 AM

Another small detail that is a huge improvement over GTA for me is the fact that the cars you leave around stay there for a long time.  I jumped a car into the pond near the carnival area and then went around grabbing all the Agility orbs at the carnival and beach and just screwing around for a while.  When I was done with that I jacked a new car and started driving by that pond and my old car was still in there, like 20 minutes later! 

I always detested how just turning around would make cars disappear in GTA, even in the PC versions.
I said that samething just today. but then I quickly remembered GTA had a very active AI. You left a car alone and it would get jacked, hell they will even pull you out of the car and jack you in GTA. I cant remember have a car disappear like that in GTA: SA, which I am assuming you are talking about.

Huh? While I never played the GTA games all that much, I never remember somebody taking your car back after you've stolen it. I do remember constantly though of simply turning around and all the cars behind me outright vanishing when I turned the other way.

Oh yeah, I don't know if it was just in the recent ones, but sometimes after you pulled someone out of their car and closed the door, if you didn't drive away they'd open the door again and pull you out.
10091  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 25, 2007, 01:47:13 PM
My narrator is starting to lose it.  I climbed the Agency tower, and he said "Look at that, Agent!  Finest view in the city!"  With a 360 degree panorama of all the islands, I couldn't agree more, what a nice little sound bite they programmed in!

And then a few minutes later, I jumped on top of a small gas station that I've repeatedly stood on since the start of the game.  ""Look at that, Agent!  Finest view in the city!"  Well, I guess it's a nice view of that strip club across the street?

A bit later when I was trying to grab an agility orb on a pipe, I accidentally fell into the water in some industrial area.  "Look at that, Agent!  Finest view in the city!"  Err...

The last straw was when I was attacking a boss and I needed to find some cover to recharge.  I duck into this small windowless room, and sure enough:  "Look at that, Agent!  Finest view in the city!"

This guy needs a vacation!
10092  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Absolutely Hilarious Video mocking Sony on: February 25, 2007, 06:33:22 AM
Is there some kind of forum module that makes it so users don't have to click links or threads they don't want to see?
10093  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 23, 2007, 05:41:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 23, 2007, 05:17:37 PM

I didn't know about the area specific targeting and wondered about those little icons that appear next to health bars meant.  of course if I had bothered to read the manual before hand I'd probably have known....

Even in the manual it's not stated very boldly for as important as it is.  You'd think Mr. Disembodied Tutorial Voice would mention it at some point, since he seems so desperate for a friend.

I know the Gamespot review knocked the game for having the driving mechanics be a bit rough until you gain the skillpoints, but I'm really liking it as a feature.  With 5 skills each broken down into 5 advancement levels (from zero to 4 stars) it would be easy for some of the skill gains to seem hard to notice.  Even in the beginning, though, you can instantly notice a difference with each upgrade.  In the case of the driving, it's great to have a noticeable increase in control & speed--and I didn't find the zero star skill level to be too clumsy, it's just rough enough to give you an incentive to improve.
10094  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 23, 2007, 05:05:46 PM
Also keep in mind you can use that area-specific targetting for vehicles as well.  Lock on with the left trigger, then use the right stick to choose the tires or gas cap.  Whee!
10095  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mercenaries 2: PS3, PS2, 360 and PC! on: February 23, 2007, 01:21:11 PM
I still think you achievement lovers are crazy, but for me the 360 version would win just for the controller.  When I eventually get a PS3, it'll be for the exclusives.
10096  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 23, 2007, 01:05:22 PM
I was worried about picking this up after some of the lackluster reviews and impressions, but decided to bite the bullet last night anyway.  Boy am I glad I did, I am having a blast.  I took the advice to immediately kick the difficulty, and I imagine that is doing a lot to give the game legs.  Even on the first couple of sub-bosses I've died or at least had to regroup when I attacked without any attempt at planning or taking cover.

More impressions later, but I'm loving the full version so far.

It's going to be a little hard going back to GTA after seeing what a three dimensional city is like.
10097  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Desktop Thread on: February 23, 2007, 03:42:35 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 22, 2007, 07:46:13 PM

Dual monitor desktop at work, and covered with misc. crap. biggrin  YAAAY!

I'd love for this widescreen Japanese garden to stretch across both, but this shite video card won't allow it.

Try resizing it to the exact resolution to fit both monitors (as if it was one big monitor) and then set it to a tiled background image, not center or stretch.  That should work even if your card is crap.  (At least on XP)
10098  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What makes the Wii tick... on: February 23, 2007, 02:01:25 AM
Amazing that like 70% of the unit is just the CD drive, with another 15% for the heat sink.  Interesting contrast of design compared to the vacuum cleaner they stuffed inside the 360, and the PS3's mondo turbine heatsink unit.
10099  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Settlers of Catan (Live Arcade) screenshots on: February 22, 2007, 07:40:06 PM
Here's an interesting interview with Brian Reynolds about the game.

He goes into some detail about the AI programming and personalities, which sounds quite promising.  Even better, it turns out Klaus Teuber, the designer of the board game, had a hand in developing the AI.

Also interesting is that they've added "tickler" emoticons for online play.  You can initiate little animations like smashing the dice with a hammer after a bad die roll, or putting a target over the avatar of someone too close to winning--16 "ticklers" in all.  Nice touch I think for making the online play seem more personal like how playing the board game would be.

Sadly it looks like we shouldn't expect it until mid to late March.


10100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Current gen power consumption on: February 22, 2007, 07:21:57 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on February 22, 2007, 07:07:12 PM

Couldn't find anything for the really old stuff, but here's a list for consoles from the last 2 generations.

http://www.dxgaming.com/?p=6&page=4


Very interesting, thanks!

Here you go:

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10101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mercenaries 2: PS3, PS2, 360 and PC! on: February 22, 2007, 04:05:02 PM
Well, I guess I'm adding Mercenaries to my backlog of games I want to replay.  Maybe I'll just break down and buy Crackdown instead.
10102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Current gen power consumption on: February 22, 2007, 02:12:44 PM
Now I'm curious.  Free cookie if someone can find the power consumption of some of the older systems like the NES, Genesis, and N64.
10103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NBA Vegas All-Star Weekend....."an unmitigated failure" on: February 22, 2007, 01:53:34 PM
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"I have been spit on. I have had food thrown at me," she said. "I have lost two servers out of fear. I have locked my door out of the fear of violence."

I, uh, well...I initially read this as two computers shutting themselves down because they were scared.  paranoid
10104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me GT your my only help! on: February 22, 2007, 01:28:07 PM
Sorry, I think officially you have to wait for your perfectly fine one year old CRT monitor to die before you can justify a shiny new LCD.  I recommend keeping it placed at the very edge of your desk, with a 2" overhang.  It wouldn't be a bad idea to run the cord across a hallway.
10105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 22, 2007, 02:14:41 AM

Quote from: Calvin on February 22, 2007, 01:46:08 AM

Quote from: Destructor on February 22, 2007, 01:43:55 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on February 22, 2007, 12:24:24 AM

10 hours is pretty accurate.  I just took out the last guy and saw the ending.  Now I have a sandbox to play in with no bad guys. frown   Review will be hitting soon. smile

So there's no way to 'reset' the world with your pumped-up character? What a load of crap.

Ahhh poo that is dissapointing.

Wait, you sure about this?  I thought for sure that I had heard you gain the ability to toggle crime on and off after you beat all the kingpins.  The kingpins don't come back, but you can refight them in some other bonus game mode.

edit: Here's something someone said:

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To the person who said there's no one to kill: Once you beat it, go back to the title screen, and load your game again. It gives you the option to turn on "crime," which essentially means the gangs are back, only without their gang bosses.
10106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: C&C3 is slated for a March release on: February 21, 2007, 08:37:02 PM
I have to know, does this game have a self-identifying mechanical man as one of the units?  That would make my day.
10107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sonic and the Secret Rings Review(s) on: February 21, 2007, 07:52:26 PM
How disappointing.  It sounds like if they had polished the controls better, the game would almost be a must-have.
10108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamespot Drops a 7.8 on Crackdown on: February 21, 2007, 07:45:48 PM
Any other GT impressions?  This had moved over to the "wait for bargain bin" category for me, but since the folks at Qt3 and Bill Harris are going gaga over it, I was wondering if it might not be so bad after all.
10109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Medical] Gaming helps surgery? on: February 21, 2007, 04:11:46 PM
Makes sense, if it weren't for gaming, doctors around the world wouldn't have known how to do the HEALING TOUCH by cutting stars into their patients. 
10110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: O...O....OUENDAN sequel announced? Osu! on: February 21, 2007, 03:39:30 PM
From Joystiq:

Quote from: Joystiq
Dengeki Online has today posted Nintendo of Japan's latest release schedule, which includes mention of the long-awaited sequel to -- drum-roll for nervous anticipation -- Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (which was rejigged for the West as Elite Beat Agents). There's no release date mentioned other than a non-specific "during 2007." Four-player action is confirmed, though, as is the new sensation's snappy title: Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Tamashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. Got all that? Quick translation: Burn! Hot-Blooded Rhythm Spirit, Yo! Fight! Cheerleading. Need we say more?
10111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: O...O....OUENDAN sequel announced? Osu! on: February 21, 2007, 03:17:10 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on February 21, 2007, 02:38:32 PM

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Thermal blood rhythm soul pushing patience! Fighting obtaining!

EBA is one of my favorite games EVAR!!  Would I like Ouendan if I won't know any of the music?  How would one obtain a copy of this game?

You can get it from ebay or from a place like Play-Asia, Lik-Sang used to be an option but I think they're still dead.  I got my copy from ebay.

And no question about it, you would definitely like Ouendan if you liked EBA so much.  You don't need to know any of the music, they're very catchy tunes.  The scenarios are very fun, and the illustrations are done well enough that the language barrier is nonexistant.

It is more expensive than you're used to paying for DS games, but I don't think you'll regret your purchase one bit.   As an EBA fan you really owe it to yourself to check this out.
10112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / O...O....OUENDAN sequel announced? Osu! on: February 21, 2007, 02:34:50 PM
Dengeki is supposed to be pretty reliable, right?

From Dengeki Online, it sounds like there will be an Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! 2 this year.

Here's a flawless Google translation:
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'Pushing patience! Fighting obtaining! Cheer group 2' sale decision! The nintendo co. sale schedule renewal Nintendo Co. this day February 21st, renewed the sale schedule of the game software of the same company.  As the information which this time is updated anew, popularity rhythm action game 'pushing patience! Fighting obtaining! The software for DS which becomes the continuation of cheer group' 'burn! Thermal blood rhythm soul pushing patience! Fighting obtaining! Cheer group 2' being sold within 2007 decides. The software 'Wii health pack for Wii (the tentative name)' and 'disaster (the tentative name)' sale time within 2007 is announced in other things. Details description below are reference

Can anyone confirm this rumor?  If it really is within 2007 decides, we may be getting cheer group' 'burn! Thermal blood rhythm soul pushing patience! Fighting obtaining! Cheer group 2 sooner than I think anyone was expecting.

My fear is that this is just going to be a Japanese adaptation of Elite Beat Agents, but I'll stay optimistic.  (Was EBA already released in Japan?)

Those of you who enjoyed Elite Beat Agents but never tried the first Ouendan really should consider importing the original, great great game.
10113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sonic and the Secret Rings Review(s) on: February 20, 2007, 08:20:26 PM
I really really wish they had downloadable demos for the Wii.  This sounds very promising but I feel like I need to see it for myself before I bite.  Eagerly awaiting impressions on this one for sure.
10114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why no internet radio on the 360? on: February 20, 2007, 08:02:56 PM
Just give them a bit more time to find a way to charge you extra for it.

For if first given for free, path to subscription model become much clouded.
-Old Chinese Proverb
10115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Title for 2/21 is..... on: February 20, 2007, 06:19:30 PM
I have a feeling that Worms is not going to be very healthy for anyone's reputation rating...
10116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Title for 2/21 is..... on: February 20, 2007, 04:47:01 PM

Quote from: jblank on February 20, 2007, 04:28:04 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 20, 2007, 04:06:10 PM

I've been playing the Gaming Trend drinking game, and if jblank and Hetz keep this up my liver is going to give out by the end of the day.

Ah, I'm not arguing with him, I am done with that. He has his opinion on this and while I don't agree with it, or think it is a fair one, he has his right to have it. Like I said, this whole XBLA thing is small potatoes, nobody here is pissed from what I can tell.

Sorry, it says right there on page 2 of the rules, if jblank or Starshifter write a word in all caps followed by more than 4 punctuation marks you've got to take a shot. slywink
10117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Supreme Commander Impressions/Availability on: February 20, 2007, 04:21:52 PM
Very curious to hear if the release version really is better optimized compared to the demo.
10118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Title for 2/21 is..... on: February 20, 2007, 04:06:10 PM
I've been playing the Gaming Trend drinking game, and if jblank and Hetz keep this up my liver is going to give out by the end of the day.
10119  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Critique a new computer quote? on: February 20, 2007, 03:52:39 PM
What part of building a computer yourself are you scared of?  The hairiest part is installing the processor and heat sink, and maybe getting the motherboard seated properly.  If you buy a barebones system that part is already done for you, and the rest is nothing more than using a screwdriver and plugging in cables.
10120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Live Arcade Title for 2/21 is..... on: February 20, 2007, 02:18:11 PM
C'mon already, I wanna settle me some catans.
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