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Title: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 12, 2007, 04:10:23 PM
thought i'd restart up a Main Gamers thread. i know that the discussion here has been limited before, but oh well, at least i can keep everything under one thread now while me jedi and me and jedi talk amongst ourselves!


so jedi...

i'm completely done with socom. i could go into the details, but basically i've shelfed it after approx. 365 continous nights of playing. basically the last few weeks of SocomCA have been a wreck, mainly owing to the proliferation of MOD-discs, which has almost crashed the alreadyt horrible server and made games impossible to play with out dealing with cheaters and tons of lag...

so, i'm moving on.

anyway the prospects of getting a 360 have been stuck seriously in my head, and i've done some online research about the system vs. the PS3. well, as you prob already know, there is no contest, the 360 is going to own PS3, at least for the next 2-3 years.

so, i  think i'm headed off to see how much credit i can get for all my ps2 stuff, and if its not worth dumping, i picked up a few extra shifts to cover the luxury of jumpin on the xboxwagon!!

bTW, i just read some great news about STar wars BFII which is apparently being developed for 360 as we speak! that'll be a killer!

a4nyway, hopefully i'll be hoookin it up soon enough.
peace, slim.



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Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on March 12, 2007, 05:08:51 PM
I used to play a lot, but I've been really busy lately. I try to squeeze in some Splinter Cell where I can. I had a pretty bad Battlefield 2 going for a while that still flares up everyonce in a while. Other then that I don't play much.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: sophist on March 12, 2007, 05:11:33 PM
I used to play a lot, but I've been really busy lately. I try to squeeze in some Splinter Cell where I can. I had a pretty bad Battlefield 2 going for a while that still flares up everyonce in a while. Other then that I don't play much.
doing this:
http://week4paug.net/index.php/topic,5411.0.html (http://week4paug.net/index.php/topic,5411.0.html)  :evil:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: nab on March 12, 2007, 05:22:48 PM
doing this:
http://week4paug.net/index.php/topic,5411.0.html (http://week4paug.net/index.php/topic,5411.0.html)  :evil:

 :-D

Edit:

In all seriousness, FF12 has been ruling my video game time this past winter.  I really only play the RPG type games as I am not much of a button masher.  I think that the wife and I will play some Hot Shots Golf this evening. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Casey Lenahan on March 12, 2007, 07:39:25 PM
any one ever play Counter-Strike ???
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 07:54:48 PM
go with the 360, you'll love it. 

yes, i'm a Mactard that also happens to be a serious xbox fanboy.  :-o  since day one of the original xbox even. 

the features of Xbox Live make the whole system worthwhile - persistent screen name across games, friends lists, easy access to text/voice messages at all times, all sorts of downloads of games, themes (for the dashboard), expansions for games...  Sony won't come close to this for another 5 years.  M$ has a serious head start on them, and i just don't see them ever catching up.  it really is THAT much better. 

the games are fantastic too.  if you're a fan of shooters like Socom, you'll love GRAW and GRAW 2, Rainbow 6: Vegas, Gears of War... HALO!!!  Halo 3 is out later this year, and i cannot wait.  there are also some other genre-bending games, like Saints Row and Crackdown - both similar to GTA (GTA IV will be out later this year on both 360 and PS3, so no exclusive bullshit anymore) but both quite different in some ways.  Crackdown was def. the sleeper hit of the console so far.  really one of the coolest games i've ever played. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: nab on March 12, 2007, 07:57:39 PM
Can anyone recommend any non-shooters on xbox?  I'm not familiar with the platform at all, but the best games seem to be shooters, a genera I'm not all that fond of myself.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 12, 2007, 07:58:19 PM
just got back from the crackhouse...uh, i mean video game store, and i priced the whole setup. man, do you think microsoft could make it so i had to buy 10 more different things to get started?!?! that'd be fun!  :evil:

anyway, the guy said i could get ~$100-150 credit for all my PS2 shit, which i am willing to dump...

the system with the hd is 4 bills, then the plugin controller charger -$20(which i think i DO want a wireless, sounds cool).

then the "gold pack" with a yr online and a headset is 60, but i could just get a 3 month online for 20 and a headset for 20, but in the long run i'll lose out... though he also showed me this new wireless headset which was dope... they only had aused one, but it is tiny and the mic sits next to your cheek bone and it apparently can pick up your voice through your jaw or somethin--60 new, 35 used--ehhh... i can live without probably.

one guy at the store said i wouldnt be dissapointed with GRAW2 online multiplayer if i was a socrack addict... he said he played both, and i would be blown away. he also said alot of peeps play rainbow6 online too... & i've heard a few peeps on socom say that too. either way ~60 for either of those, and i want to get NBA homecourt( the new EA NBAstreet release)...


anyway...400+60+20= 480 for the system, minus say 130 for my credit= 350+ 60 for a game+ 30 in tax(?) ...

so everything and a game for ~$450. not bad.

i just got my tax return too...

OK, i'm officially jonesing.    :mrgreen:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 07:58:39 PM
oh, and don't skimp and buy the 'regular' 360 for $299, thinking you are saving money.  the hard drive alone is worth the upgrade, and as a bonus you get the wireless controller.  i am still concerned about the small HD size, as it is only 20 GB, but i have a feeling a new one will be released soon, and we'll somehow be able to transfer all the game saves between them.  or not.   :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 08:01:00 PM
Can anyone recommend any non-shooters on xbox?  I'm not familiar with the platform at all, but the best games seem to be shooters, a genera I'm not all that fond of myself.

if you're into RPGs, check out Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.  a seriously addictive and amazing game, the best RPG i've ever played in fact.  as i mentioned above, check out Crackdown, it's a really unique game that i certainly was not expecting.  i wanted the Halo 3 beta that came with it :)

sports games are good too, i happen to love that Table Tennis game, which is kinda quirky but def. fun, and there's the usual string of hockey/basketball/football/baseball games that you can get on any console. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 08:02:45 PM

then the "gold pack" with a yr online and a headset is 60, but i could just get a 3 month online for 20 and a headset for 20, but in the long run i'll lose out... though he also showed me this new wireless headset which was dope... they only had aused one, but it is tiny and the mic sits next to your cheek bone and it apparently can pick up your voice through your jaw or somethin--60 new, 35 used--ehhh... i can live without probably.


ugh, stay away from that wireless headset.  trouble, from what i hear.  crackling sound, not constant syncing...  the "wired" headset plugs into your 360 wireless controller, so you are technically wireless anyway, u just have a wire running from your head to the controller.  i've never had a problem with that setup, ever.  the wireless headset is really just asking for problems.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: nab on March 12, 2007, 08:05:31 PM
I've heard good things about the Elder Scrolls series.  I'll be looking to upgrade my console within a year or so; not a major concern of mine.  Just testing the waters.  I hear a lot of good things about xbox, but I've been a playstation guy for quite a while now.  Hard to let go I guess.  Does xbox 360 play games from earlier xbox incarnations?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 08:31:20 PM
I've heard good things about the Elder Scrolls series.  I'll be looking to upgrade my console within a year or so; not a major concern of mine.  Just testing the waters.  I hear a lot of good things about xbox, but I've been a playstation guy for quite a while now.  Hard to let go I guess.  Does xbox 360 play games from earlier xbox incarnations?

yes, some.  the 360 is a PowerPC platform, the old one was x86 based.  kinda ironic, when Apple did the exact opposite in the last year...  so there is a software emulation layer that allows you to play some older games.  certainly not all of them, and a lot of good ones are missing.  the update the software for it every few months, so keep an eye on this list for what is available: 

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: nab on March 12, 2007, 08:35:21 PM
yes, some.  the 360 is a PowerPC platform, the old one was x86 based.  kinda ironic, when Apple did the exact opposite in the last year...  so there is a software emulation layer that allows you to play some older games.  certainly not all of them, and a lot of good ones are missing.  the update the software for it every few months, so keep an eye on this list for what is available: 

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm

Good to know.  If I did switch over, I wouldn't be stuck buying all new games then.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 12, 2007, 08:38:06 PM
lol... i just spent most of my day setting up my new HDTV for play with my 360...

man, 360 on HD is SICK!!!  i have only tried Winning XI on the TV thus far, but i've got a new GRAW2 in my bag that i just havent unwrapped yet... i was waiting for you slim!

thats funny that you looked at selling your PS2... i just did that last week to pay for GRAW2 (which you get an extra 20% off if you trade stuff in to buy it)..

i got $80 for an original day 1 release ps2 with the network adapter, 2 controllers, mem card, and 6 games, most of them old...

come on over to the 360... guarantee you wont be disappointed...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 08:42:25 PM
nice, how is Winning Eleven?  i downloaded the demo and it's too short for me to tell.  i can never score in soccer games anyway, lol...  i just hate how EA has killed their franchise, with specific tournament games that cut out a majority of the teams/countries.  hell, you can't even be a US team in their FIFA '07 game.  ludicrous.

i know that Winning Eleven was tops on other platforms for years, but i'm a bit concerned about the lack of options that some are griping about - like that you can't make custom players or teams, or rename the players to their real names.  i'm more into simulation sports than the whole arcade style of play, so details like that have always been a sticking point for me.  that's why i hate the Madden franchise so much...  i cannot wait until 2k is allowed to take the NFL license back!

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 12, 2007, 08:48:18 PM
well, here's the story with winning xi....

as far as game play (which in my mind is the most important) its tops without a doubt...

i was a FIFA guy since 95, and did originally get FIFA 07 for my 360, but the disc had an issue and instead of getting it again, i got winning xi...

it plays like a real football match.  the flow, passing, movement of the players is much more in line with actual life play... the graphics arent as pretty, but they look great in HD!

EA is all about official licensing... which is great.  but their game play lacks a bit in pacing and movement IMO.. and the AI isnt as intelligent, but it was still a good game.

as much as its annoying to be missing teams, or have the teams not named properly, but in the end, its playing the game thats what you buy it for and winning xi is definitely tops!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 12, 2007, 08:51:12 PM
cool.

i must say, gaming in HD is truly awesome.  one of the main reasons i got an HDTV last year, in fact. 

i can only imagine how sick GRAW2 will look...  cause i will tell you this, Gears of War blew my mind.  if you haven't picked that up yet, do it.  do it now. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on March 13, 2007, 04:16:23 AM
The 360 is awesome and with a HD TY it is definitely the tits, and as far as gaming goes it most certainly owns the PS3, but i got a PS3 for the blu-ray option, and I am in no way disappointed that I paid $400 less than I would to buy a strait-up blu-ray and in a short period of time will have the the most kick-ass gaming system on the market, makes it worth it IMO and I can't wait for the new FF!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 13, 2007, 07:43:47 PM
lol... i just spent most of my day setting up my new HDTV for play with my 360...

man, 360 on HD is SICK!!!  i have only tried Winning XI on the TV thus far, but i've got a new GRAW2 in my bag that i just havent unwrapped yet... i was waiting for you slim!

thats funny that you looked at selling your PS2... i just did that last week to pay for GRAW2 (which you get an extra 20% off if you trade stuff in to buy it)..

i got $80 for an original day 1 release ps2 with the network adapter, 2 controllers, mem card, and 6 games, most of them old...

come on over to the 360... guarantee you wont be disappointed...


i'm on the way!!

i've been watching youtube vids of rainbow6 and graw2 all day... i can't take it anymore!

gonna go say goodbyr to my socom friends now!

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 13, 2007, 08:50:09 PM
werd!

welcome to the club!

my gamertag is "jedis junk"

i was pissed that jedifunk was taken... i totally thought i invented that term and was the only one in exsistence using it...  you can imagine my shock & dispair!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on March 13, 2007, 09:30:28 PM
Is Wii any good?  I just got a BIG tax return.  I mentioned it to the wife and she may be down.  I'm not a gamer at all, but used to like stuff like rpgs, tetris, warcraft, pacman, breakout, circus atari, midnight madness, pinball, and stuff like that.  I think the Wii may be cool to get into some different stuff.  I despise shoot em up games.

BTW, I just want to know about the Wii, I will not get a PS3 or Xbox. 

Rock on.

J

ps.  Maybe I'll wait until you can play games on appleTV.  The remote doubles as a controller maybe?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 13, 2007, 11:17:20 PM
werd!

welcome to the club!

my gamertag is "jedis junk"

i was pissed that jedifunk was taken... i totally thought i invented that term and was the only one in exsistence using it...  you can imagine my shock & dispair!

yeah, i played with the GD!(grateful dawgs) clan on socom tonite, and half of them said they were already on GRAW2...

i'm stressed about the name thing too, since you have one name for all games... ya know a name that sounds dope in a shooter, might sound lame when playing madden or somethin!

my old tag--Deacon works for both, but i heard you cant use the letter A or some shit, plus its probably already taken, plus i wanted to go with a Grateful Dead/Phish name so i could link up with Heads easier.

my 'head' name might be -- DireWOLF. -- great for a shooter like GRAW, but not so great for say NBA STREET...   :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 14, 2007, 09:16:57 AM
jeph - in regards to the WII... i say its the best console for a casual gamer... especially if the wife is partially interested...

the way the system works they've made a lot of fun "party" games that take advantage of the remote.

i have a buddy just like you... casual gamer with a semi interested wife.  they got the wii and just love it... they have wii parties and have people over to play the games

its so interactive that it makes it very fun
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 14, 2007, 09:20:21 AM
slim-

did you get your 360 yet?  i just opened up GRAW2 last night to play around with the single player... and hot damn if it doesnt look amazing on my new TV!

i did notice while playing winning xi that sometimes my TV would get slightly blurry, especially on long passes... i think it has to do with the response time of the video card... they say that under 12ms is optimal for playing games, and my TV rates at 8ms, but still noticed the blurring... thats a bit disappointing, but i knew going in that i wasnt buying the top of the line model :|

as for GRAW, didnt notice anythign like that... but it could jsut be the difference in game types.

let me know when you've gotten on, and we'll play some GRAW!  i need a good reason to finally fork over the $50 for a Live subscription
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 14, 2007, 11:29:34 AM
jedi, add me to your friends list:  "stank kind"   :mrgreen:

i always, ALWAYS, get someone asking why i'm "stank kid" and if i don't shower...  lmao...  some people just don't know how to read (or have really shitty TVs).  of course the few people who do understand what stank kind is do appreciate it and ask if i have any, hahaha

there are quite a few heads around... some of my best friends have 360 too, they use "roggae" and "multibeast", so there are plenty of us out there with names that don't necessarily work across all games, but they do get recognized every so often. 

so have you played Gears yet??  i strongly suggest it...  i'm not a huge GRAW fan in general, but maybe i'll pick that up if i find a good price.  it's a bit too realistic, with getting killed on a single shot every time.  not my style of shooter, personally, but i'm sure it's a sick game.

oh, and for the wife...  there is UNO on the Xbox Live marketplace, haha.  it's actually fun to play after a night of drinking, especially if you have the camera (which i don't).
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 14, 2007, 11:53:10 AM
Anybody here into Star Wars games?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 14, 2007, 12:13:07 PM
Anybody here into Star Wars games?
yup, i loved the Jedi Knight series, and Knight of the Old Republic is pretty kickass too.  fighting with a lightsaber in a game and having force powers is so much fun!!  i also got hooked on the lego star wars games, those are awesome as well. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 14, 2007, 12:45:46 PM
yup, i loved the Jedi Knight series, and Knight of the Old Republic is pretty kickass too.  fighting with a lightsaber in a game and having force powers is so much fun!!  i also got hooked on the lego star wars games, those are awesome as well. 

I use to play jedi knight II on pc a lot. It was before I knew to play on line though. That's one of my all time Star Wars favs. I still play Battlefront II occasionally on line but the BF games seem to be flooded with kids. You ever play BF or BFII?

I've played just about every Star Wars game to come out since the original arcades except for the other ones that you mentioned and a few other more recent ones. I've been hung up on the BFs for the past few years. Maybe I should check out the lego games. They look kinda cool.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 14, 2007, 03:21:24 PM
huge starwars fan here, so i've played as many as i've had consoles for... i played the jedi knight series on the mac, and played battlefront 1...

excited about this new game coming out for 360 & ps3 where you are darth vaders secret apprentice and you go around hunting down jedi... sounds pretty kick ass to me!

tet, next time i'm on, i'll add you... i still need to get my live gold...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 14, 2007, 03:32:45 PM
I think Battlefront II kind of sucks compared to the original. Yeah, it's cool to be a jedi and fly in space and the graphics might be a little better but overall it's not as good IMO. The AI units are pretty much idiots and the maps are not as good. When the first one came out I was on it about every day but I rarely play the 2nd one.

I still like the Rebel Assault games on the Gamecube a lot. Those are always fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 14, 2007, 06:58:46 PM
slim-

did you get your 360 yet?  i just opened up GRAW2 last night to play around with the single player... and hot damn if it doesnt look amazing on my new TV!

i did notice while playing winning xi that sometimes my TV would get slightly blurry, especially on long passes... i think it has to do with the response time of the video card... they say that under 12ms is optimal for playing games, and my TV rates at 8ms, but still noticed the blurring... thats a bit disappointing, but i knew going in that i wasnt buying the top of the line model :|

as for GRAW, didnt notice anythign like that... but it could jsut be the difference in game types.

let me know when you've gotten on, and we'll play some GRAW!  i need a good reason to finally fork over the $50 for a Live subscription

hopefully tomorrow broseph...

keep your fingers crossed, i'm just tryin to get up the nerve to drop the cash, but i think i'll be there by tomorrow...

had to take care of some responsible expenses first today...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 14, 2007, 07:04:04 PM
Anybody here into Star Wars games?

about a year ago, jedi got me into online gaming through socom, AND BFII...

that game was fun, but the PS2 online was crap. talk about LAG!-- :-o

but i think BFIII is going to come along at a good time, and take full advantage of the new gen systems... apparently it might be exclusive XBOX360... also, i think they said that the developing crew is switching to the peeps that did timesplitters and another all-time classic FPS, so apparently hopes are high for a real KNOCKOUT.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 14, 2007, 08:59:53 PM
I rarely have any lag on PC for BFII.

I know it changes every year but what is the best game system right now? I haven't bought anything since gamecube and didn't like it very much. I pretty much just stick to star wars games and other lucas arts (Indy) games.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on March 15, 2007, 12:03:07 AM
Shit.  Wife negated her stance when I told her the cost, but not totally.  We just can't get it soon.  That may be ok because a lot of places don't have it in stock anyway.

Hopefully appletv has games soon.  With Wii-like controllers.

J
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 15, 2007, 11:41:21 AM
I rarely have any lag on PC for BFII.

I know it changes every year but what is the best game system right now? I haven't bought anything since gamecube and didn't like it very much. I pretty much just stick to star wars games and other lucas arts (Indy) games.

XBOX360 is the top system right now... and that's coming from a SONY playstation I & II owner.

if you read a lot of the articles comparing 360 to the PS3, there is no competition.

the WIii is an option, and a great system, for nintendo enthusiasts and the 'casual'/ party gamer... but the other two systems boast the specs in graphics and power for next gen systems.

and between the two the 360 has Ps3 beat on graphics, online support/community, and game production. Ps3 got a late start, and though it might have the capability to outdo the 360 power wise in the long run, as of now all the game manufacturers are producing their games for 360 first withthe Ps3 versions being 'ports' of the 360 originals.

hehe... i'm going today to get one!

 :-D :-D :banana: :banana:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 15, 2007, 12:25:29 PM
XBOX360 is the top system right now... and that's coming from a SONY playstation I & II owner.

if you read a lot of the articles comparing 360 to the PS3, there is no competition.

the WIii is an option, and a great system, for nintendo enthusiasts and the 'casual'/ party gamer... but the other two systems boast the specs in graphics and power for next gen systems.

and between the two the 360 has Ps3 beat on graphics, online support/community, and game production. Ps3 got a late start, and though it might have the capability to outdo the 360 power wise in the long run, as of now all the game manufacturers are producing their games for 360 first withthe Ps3 versions being 'ports' of the 360 originals.

hehe... i'm going today to get one!

 :-D :-D :banana: :banana:

Sounds like the one to get. Any Star Wars games on 360 yet? You can play on-line right?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 15, 2007, 12:48:22 PM
Sounds like the one to get. Any Star Wars games on 360 yet? You can play on-line right?

the only out as of right now is Lego Star Wars II, though you can play some of the older ones, like Knights of the Old Republic II through the backwards-compatibility mode (requires the model with the hard drive).  don't think there are any online modes yet for Lego Star Wars, other than downloading themes and picture packs for it.  Maybe they'll have something in the future (which is the beauty of Xbox Live). 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 15, 2007, 03:37:35 PM
yeah, there is a new starwars game thats coming this year, Star Wars: Force Unleashed...

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/

this game is gonna be sick!  you play Vader's secret apprentice and you hunt down jedi!  :-o

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 15, 2007, 03:53:38 PM
OMG that game is gonna be awesome! Thanks for the link.

The girl with the night stick light sabers looks bad ass!

I might have to get the 360 soon... :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 15, 2007, 06:03:45 PM
slim got a 360.  :mrgreen:

w00t!   :banana:

... & GRAW2

... & a month online

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 15, 2007, 07:18:02 PM
:banana:

yippee!  enjoy!  i think you'll love GRAW2... whats ur gamertag?

guess i'll have to ante up for the online
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 15, 2007, 07:24:15 PM
It costs $$$ to play 360 on line?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 15, 2007, 08:06:54 PM
yeah, its 50/yr for an xbox live gold membership... but its sooooo worth it.  everything is so smooth and well thought out (never thought i'd say that about a microsoft product ;) ).

even with ps3 online being free, theres no way sony could pull it off... they are not GUI developers, MS is
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 16, 2007, 07:59:00 PM
yeah, also the good thing about xbox online is that you can buy as much timeas you want... the year is the best deal, but if you think you'll only be playing for a few weeks at a time, you can just order a month for 7.99 straight from your xboxlive connection.

i only have amonth to start, and probably wont be conrtinuing my memebership this summer, but might pick it back up in the fall, or if some game i want comes around.

its funny when sony heads complain about the xboxlive fee... think about it, basically for the price of 1 game--$50 you get a comprehensive online service for a year. no laggey ass broke down, unmoderated, unserviced, non-connected, individual game servers like Playstation games. basically when sony puts out a game they wash their hands of it, and let the online play go to shit.
this is the main reason i bought a 360. SOCOm the most played of all SOny games, online has become  a complete shit pile. seriously 100000 odd users, and not a single update, fix, patch, or moderator since Combined assaults release.

the fact that xbox has one server not only interconnects your whole online gaming experience, keeping track of your personal stuff accross every game and allowing you to interact with the entire gaming community at the touch of a button...BUT mainly the $$ you pay are there to pay for upkeep and services. Playstation online is free and IT IS OBVIOUS!

i couldnt stand one more night of shooting countless motherfuckers right between the eyeballs over and over again, and them walking right through it only to knick me in my little toe and kill me... let alone the abundance cheats, glitches, and overall disaray of the server-- on their biggest title!!!

end rant... whewwww.


ANYWAY, jedi... after an HOUR(!) of trying every screen name in the book... literally EVERY GDEAD song title, i finally got a name--- I MEAN seriously you wouldnt believe the shit that was already in use: estimatdPROPHET(?!?!). AIko AIko(?!?!?)
so i ended up with:
ShakedownSlim
 :lol:
not my 1st 2nd or 50th choice, but oh well i'll take it. :mrgreen:


GRAW2 online is sorta weird so far... not setup like i expected, but i might play alittle... i think co-op campaign with you might be the best-- you might want to consider just grabbin a month membership too(?)

GRAW2 offline is the DOPEST... well you know... sickness.
i think i'm goin to play morecampaign offline tonite.

and i think i'm planning on buying a PS3 still if socom4 ever comes out....... though SONY would be doing themselves a HUGE favor if they followed XBOXlives online model...


HOLLa!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 16, 2007, 08:35:32 PM
werd... thats a good idea on the month dealy... i'll probably do that... cuz yeah, i would prefer to do co-op campaigns and shit.

my buddy thats on it has like 50 good friends and thats what they play... its pretty fun.

i still like team games with objectives best, but it seems like a lot of ppl playing are really into respawn games which invariably lead to spawn camping assholes.

but yeah, single player is dope... i LOVE the cover integration... and again, its tits in HD ;)

this weekend (tonight maybe), i'll grab a months worth of live and find you... i'm jedis junk
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 16, 2007, 08:59:52 PM
you accept my friend invite yet?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 16, 2007, 09:41:34 PM
lol, no, i forgot i had one... i'm still not fully converted to live, so i forget its there.

i'll look tonight
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 17, 2007, 09:58:30 AM
so i hooked up the 1yr xbox live last night... (saw you playing oblivion tet ;) )

slim, GRAW2 online is the shit!  i played co-op campaign for like 4 hrs and its the fucking shit!!!

everyone was communicating, and working together, and even though we still didnt win each time it was so much fun...

there were also a few games i played where its was basically a DEMO map, but the guys trying to defend the demo sites had NPEs (non playable entities-comp players basically) on their side which made it a lot of fun...

i think you'll definitely dig GRAW...  i'll probably be on late night tonight... gotta a birthday sushi dinner to go to tonight!!!!  yummy.... but when we're hope, once the wife passes out, i'll get on and we'll rip it up...

i sent you an invite btw
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 17, 2007, 07:15:43 PM
right on. i'll try and get on after 10CT., i gotta work in the mornin so prob wont be on too late.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 18, 2007, 11:44:13 AM
werd... i probably missed ya... went out for birthday sushi, and didnt get home until late, and then the wife was feeling a lil frisky ;)

said something about a scratch she needed to itch ??? IDK... but i looked for this scratch for a long while ;)

anyhoo, the comcast guy is coming this morning to setup the HD box! :banana:

but i'll probably be trying to get on for a lil bit tonight at some point.

once we're on together, i'll introduce you to my friend tourclock since you guys will be on a lot more than i will, and he's got a great group of friends that are all mostly heads, but they play alot... that way you'll be in a good network of peeps to play with right away

hit me up
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 18, 2007, 07:35:38 PM
cool.

i'm actaully not playing as much as i used to, especially now that the weather is shapin up real nice the last week or two, i got a little spring fever and i'm tryin to be more productive.

the single player for GRAW2 is fun as hell though... i also like that i can be playing the single player offline and just tap a buttin to check online real quick, then back to single player if i want.


HEy, one thing i havent figured out yet in the game-- do you "use" your medpacks, or do they just use themselves?? i know its different for the medic, but the other guys it says they have 4 each, but i dont think there is a way to use them  :|


ANYway, also, on 360 i notice it talks about music, and the ability to import it from a ipod or whatver i think... how can you set that up? i'm too lazy to read the book :-D

can you just DL stuff through an ethernet connection? or from a flashdrive maybe? i dont own a PMD, but i figure there's gotta be some other way maybe... does it play while your playing a game?--- shit i guess i should just read the book!!  :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 18, 2007, 11:39:35 PM
there is an update you have to DL for free to play via ipod... i'm pretty sure it will read mp3 files from any source (flash drive, etc)...

then you can pick your own music for in game sound

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 19, 2007, 03:52:05 PM
there is an update you have to DL for free to play via ipod... i'm pretty sure it will read mp3 files from any source (flash drive, etc)...

then you can pick your own music for in game sound



yeah, i gotta figure that one out... i got a flash drive...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 19, 2007, 04:53:22 PM
i actually stream everything in my iTunes library (except the purchased tracks, of course) to my 360 from my Mac using something called Connect360.  it costs a few bucks and works like a charm, even for videos (as long as they are in WMV format).  all you do is go into the Xbox dashboard, go to Music, select "From Computer" and it should find your computer.  if you have Windows, there are other apps you can use that will do the same thing.  no need to actually use the 360's hard drive to store your music, it's very easy to stream it over your home network. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 19, 2007, 05:11:24 PM
SWEET!  thanks for the tip tet!  i'm gonna hook that up tonight!  although its just as easy to hook my ipod up as well.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 20, 2007, 07:13:32 PM
either of you guys that have a 360, did ya'll buy the attachment to cool the system?

the guy at the store tried to get me to buy it for $20, said that the most problems w/ the 360 were forom overheating.

i also havent decided on whether to buy the extended 2 year warrante(SP?) yet...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 20, 2007, 07:27:15 PM
i have one, and about 2 months after i started using it, my 360 died (the classic "3 rings of death" failure).  now, i have had problems with it since day one, and it died about 11 months after i bought it, so i can't directly tie the thing to either saving or killing my 360.  luckily i was within the 1 year included warranty so they fixed it (within a week!!).  i have not used it with my replacement unit yet, but that too has had occasional issues with freezing or not recognizing a disc.

i think it's a good thing to have extra cooling, but i will warn that it adds significant noise even when the system is idle.  if your system doesn't get much natural ventilation (stuck in a cabinet, close quarters), i'd say buy it.  otherwise, the thing should cool itself pretty well. 

i've been getting back into playing Oblivion these days with the expansion pack due out soon, so you won't find me on GRAW2 any time soon.  maybe once that drops in price a bit...  i may pick up Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition for $40 this week at Circuit City though, that's a great game. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 20, 2007, 08:25:15 PM
i may pick up Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition for $40 this week at Circuit City though, that's a great game. 

I'm kinda slow to getting Call of Duty. I just purchased the 1st one for PC on Sunday. It kicks ass! What system are you getting Call of Duty 3 for?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 21, 2007, 03:39:09 PM
i have one, and about 2 months after i started using it, my 360 died (the classic "3 rings of death" failure).  now, i have had problems with it since day one, and it died about 11 months after i bought it, so i can't directly tie the thing to either saving or killing my 360.  luckily i was within the 1 year included warranty so they fixed it (within a week!!).  i have not used it with my replacement unit yet, but that too has had occasional issues with freezing or not recognizing a disc.

i think it's a good thing to have extra cooling, but i will warn that it adds significant noise even when the system is idle.  if your system doesn't get much natural ventilation (stuck in a cabinet, close quarters), i'd say buy it.  otherwise, the thing should cool itself pretty well. 

i've been getting back into playing Oblivion these days with the expansion pack due out soon, so you won't find me on GRAW2 any time soon.  maybe once that drops in price a bit...  i may pick up Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition for $40 this week at Circuit City though, that's a great game. 

right on.
i guess i'll just grab an extended warraunte(--god i can't spell that word! :evil:) before its too late... my 360 only came with a 3 month warrantee!! -- wack!

BTw, GRAW2 is sweet, but not really a must have probably... th eonline doesnt do much for me, and i'm already through 2/3 of the single player.

Rainbow 6 VEgas is what i want next... evne though its been out for a half a year, the multiplayer  is off the chain apparently... dod you know that with the 360 camera you can put you own head/face on your online persona!-wow!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 21, 2007, 03:45:43 PM
k, well my buddy has one of those cooling things... adn while he did say that it did bring the temp way down, he said the thing was sooo damn loud taht he had to take it off..

as for dead 360s... i had mine for about 3 months when i got the three rings of death... so i had to get a new one... luckily when i bought it at gamestop i also purchased their exchange warranty... so instead of having to send the 360 back to microsoft i was able to go to any gamestop adn simply exchange mine for a new one... and they also switched the HDs so that i had all my games saves, etc...  the only downside to that is that i also had to purchase another exchange warranty, because its only useable once.... but it was worth the $$ because it was hassle-free!

now as for GRAW2... yes it kicks so much ass... and yeah, i agree, the online is only so-so as far as enjoyment (i still like it better than socom)...

Rainbow 6 is supposed to have the better online apparently... my buddy said that the "cover system" that you get in single player GRAW is useable online with rainbow six... which i think is sweet.

he also said GRAW is more of a run & gun style of online, whereas rainbow 6 requires you to use cover and be more tactical in your approach... which i think is awesome since thats what i prefer... so i'm supposed to grab his copy this weekend to try it out!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 21, 2007, 04:51:23 PM
werd.

BTW: what is the "3 rings of death" ??? -- or do i want to know?!?  :-o


and thats good to know about the cover thing in R6vegas, b/c thats one of my main gripes with graw online... & if you can tuse the cover system, they might as well speed the gameplay up, b/c its too slow to play like socom.
& also i cant seem to even find good games to play online... last night i tried joining 3 different ranked games and got booted all three times! oh well...

area ya'll into EA's NBA street? the new "homecourt" release looks pretty sweet... though its the type of game thats better to play with friends offline...

also, my friend from work who's a HALo freak is giving me his extra copy of HALo2( i think its 2...) so i can play with him online... he says the 360 can play it even though its an original xbox release.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 21, 2007, 05:37:21 PM
yeah, the 360 is backward compatible with MOST og xbox games...

i'm not too into the EA BIG franchise, i'd rather play the more realistic sims style (madden, live, fifa, etc)...

as for GRAW... i agree find a good game is harder than it should be... although, i've noticed if i just find someone i've played with before (players, not friends in the Live listing) i have good sucess in getting into a game... but i'll add that i've stuck almost strickly to the co-op campaign mode, which i think is fucking sweet, since most guys work together to acomplish the goals... the only downside is that the time limit is usually 60 min, so if you die really early it can be a lame to waiting for the next round... but i also find it easier to stay alive longer in that mode.

the "rings of death" happen when your 360 is fucked... you dont want to know
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 21, 2007, 07:26:52 PM
best videogame ever?  Activision's Kaboom...bar none  :clap:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 21, 2007, 10:23:09 PM
I'm kinda slow to getting Call of Duty. I just purchased the 1st one for PC on Sunday. It kicks ass! What system are you getting Call of Duty 3 for?
Xbox 360.  i bought CoD3 today, they had it hidden in the back but found it once i asked...  $40 for this is kickass.  i love CoD, which i played on Mac, and CoD2, which was a release game with the 360 and occupied about 1/2 my time spent on the console the first few months i had it (other 1/2 was spent with Halo2). 

i guess i'll just grab an extended warraunte(--god i can't spell that word! :evil:) before its too late... my 360 only came with a 3 month warrantee!! -- wack!
though it may say 90 days in the box, it is in fact a 12 month warranty now.  check www.xbox.com , they updated the warranty coverage to 1 year because a lot of people were apparently having problems...  a really classy move, IMO. 


BTW: what is the "3 rings of death" ??? -- or do i want to know?!?  :-o
no.   :evil:

3 of the 4 "rings" light up around the power button.  ya know, the little green things when you turn your controller on?  well, instead of green, they are red, and they flash.  and there are 3 of them.  and you're FUCKED when it happens.  there is a chance of recovery from it, they have some tips on xbox.com , but none worked for me and i needed a replacement console.


area ya'll into EA's NBA street? the new "homecourt" release looks pretty sweet... though its the type of game thats better to play with friends offline...

also, my friend from work who's a HALo freak is giving me his extra copy of HALo2( i think its 2...) so i can play with him online... he says the 360 can play it even though its an original xbox release.
yeah, as long as you have a hard drive, you can play Halo 2 on the 360.  i do all the time, still love that game!! 

i wanna try out the new Homecourt, i liked the old NBA Street games but never bought any of them.  Homecourt looks seriously sweet.  i usually do not like arcade-style games too much (god, i miss NFL 2k series...), and hence do not play ANY EA games anymore, because even their sims suck complete ass.  i boycotted them for a few years when they wouldn't release a game on Xbox Live, then tried Madden when the 2k series got their license bought out, and i can't stand it.  plays nothing like a real game of football, and the 360 version is inexplicably worse than the regular Xbox version.  fuck EA.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 21, 2007, 10:44:30 PM
i used to be a EA sports fanatic, though not so much the last 5 years... they fell off  alot in most of their games.

though NBA street has always been a sweet fucking game. the new one- Nba Street homecourt is getting great reviews... my friend at work has it and likes it... also its only a next gen console release so it s graphically sweet. the street series has always had the best gameplay of any arcade style tyope game i've played, IMO.
the downsides mentioned are the online mode isnt all that, and the fact that no "legends", ie DR.J, etc., are included in this version.
still i might grab it, if can scrounge up the loot.
though i might just wait till next year for a B-BALL simulator when the next series come out in the fall...


JEDI, LMK how you feel about RBOw6vegas... i think i'm grabbin it ASAP.


+K TET for th elink about the waraunte... i'll hav eto check it out, hope your right on that one... one year would do me fine... 3 months is a little sketchy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 21, 2007, 10:47:07 PM
here is the news about the updated policy:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2006/1222-xbox360warrantyextended.htm
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 21, 2007, 10:47:38 PM
Xbox 360.  i bought CoD3 today, they had it hidden in the back but found it once i asked...  $40 for this is kickass.  i love CoD, which i played on Mac, and CoD2, which was a release game with the 360 and occupied about 1/2 my time spent on the console the first few months i had it (other 1/2 was spent with Halo2). 
though it may say 90 days in the box, it is in fact a 12 month warranty now.  check www.xbox.com , they updated the warranty coverage to 1 year because a lot of people were apparently having problems...  a really classy move, IMO. 
no.   :evil:


I'll probably get it for PC soon. Can we link up and play against each other since I'm not on 360?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 21, 2007, 10:50:27 PM
I'll probably get it for PC soon. Can we link up and play against each other since I'm not on 360?
don't think so, unless you have Vista and it's one of those new "Games for Windows" things that basically require you also have a "Live" account.  i would doubt it though, it came out a while back already... the new games to come out will be supporting it though, like Shadowrun and Halo 3 most likely.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: OctopusRider on March 21, 2007, 10:52:59 PM
don't think so, unless you have Vista and it's one of those new "Games for Windows" things that basically require you also have a "Live" account.  i would doubt it though, it came out a while back already... the new games to come out will be supporting it though, like Shadowrun and Halo 3 most likely.

Oh well...I always wondered about that. When I was playing BFII I never knew if it was with other PC users or SPS or...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 21, 2007, 11:01:55 PM
Jedi: we have to set up a time to play co-op ampaign, so i can get into this shit online somehow... so far its been a big bust for me. :x

LMK when we can set up a time. i'm always home nights, and between 9-12 CT is best, though noet the only time i can play.

holla back!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 22, 2007, 10:18:47 AM
werd slim... i'm gonna try real hard to get on tonight (probably about 8:30 - 11pm).  i'll probably start with at least 1 match of winning xi, but will switch to GRAW2 after that... just look for me.. i love xbox live, its so easy... and i like that it tells you when a friend comes online and shit, and you can see what game they are playing and join up... so fucking easy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 22, 2007, 10:56:08 AM
werd slim... i'm gonna try real hard to get on tonight (probably about 8:30 - 11pm).  i'll probably start with at least 1 match of winning xi, but will switch to GRAW2 after that... just look for me.. i love xbox live, its so easy... and i like that it tells you when a friend comes online and shit, and you can see what game they are playing and join up... so fucking easy

cool, i'll be watching the WIRE on BET from 8-930CT, then i'll try and get on.
peace.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 22, 2007, 10:59:08 AM
which season of the wire are they showing?

i've been meaning to watch the end of this last season on HBOHD on Demand!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 22, 2007, 10:59:52 AM
damn, y'all need to get some Halo2 action going, so i can PWN U M0R4N5
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 22, 2007, 11:02:34 AM
which season of the wire are they showing?

i've been meaning to watch the end of this last season on HBOHD on Demand!

season 1 finale is tonite, then they start season 2 in a couple weeks.
i havent had HBO since the show came out, so i'm pumped... and they dont really edit it, except for commenrcials of course... i thought about buying the DVDs, but they are mad expensive.

damn, y'all need to get some Halo2 action going, so i can PWN U M0R4N5

soon enough tet, i should have a copy by this weekend.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 22, 2007, 11:05:59 AM
well i'm off to Africa on Tuesday, so you'll have some time to hone your skills in preparation for my return (and utter annihilation of your ass) in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 22, 2007, 11:44:21 AM
man 1st seaon of the wire was the best!  one of the best series ever on tv
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on March 24, 2007, 10:40:43 PM
BTW: what is the "3 rings of death" ??? -- or do i want to know?!?  :-o

this:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 25, 2007, 08:43:42 AM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

*jedi runs from room screaming hysterically*
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 26, 2007, 03:25:41 PM
so i'm definitely having problems with my ethernet connection and my 360...

the 50ft cable i use still works fine for my PS2, but i'm almost positive its the culprit as to why i keep getting disconnected from the Xboxlive server.

guess i'll just have to buy a new one and see if thats it...

though i was thinking of checking ou tthe cost of getting another modem hookup or whatver in my basement.


PS. i beat GRAW2 single player on easy.

think i might pick up a game if i go to the store today.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 27, 2007, 08:54:44 PM
so i'm definitely having problems with my ethernet connection and my 360...

the 50ft cable i use still works fine for my PS2, but i'm almost positive its the culprit as to why i keep getting disconnected from the Xboxlive server.

guess i'll just have to buy a new one and see if thats it...

though i was thinking of checking ou tthe cost of getting another modem hookup or whatver in my basement.


PS. i beat GRAW2 single player on easy.

think i might pick up a game if i go to the store today.

hmmmmmmmm...

the mystery ensues:

i didnt change anything yesterday, and was able to play ALL night without a hint of trouble.
then just tonite, just now, i go to sign on, and it wont even let me sign on: it says to test the connection or whatever and comes up with my MTU settings arent right or some BS. honestly i dont buy that, but its the MAx, or Min? transmission unit setting on a router or gateway has to be 1346 or somethin?!?!  uhhh... i highly doubt mine isnt set high enough, but anyway i'd have no idea how to set that anyway, -- i did find a modem setting max speed but it was in the 10s of thousands , so that cant be it... GODSDAMNIT i just awanna play VID games!
Looks like socom tonitE! --this sux!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 27, 2007, 08:56:51 PM
i got that same thing the other day (MTU shit)... but it resolved itself after about 10 minutes...

i wonder if MS is having issues
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 27, 2007, 08:58:59 PM
i got that same thing the other day (MTU shit)... but it resolved itself after about 10 minutes...

i wonder if MS is having issues

werd. thanks.

maybe i'll try a lit later.

though now that i think about it, last night they said somethin about maintenance on the 27th... is that today? ... yeah, it is... maybe thats it.

oh well, i's got two stout beers to drink so i'm fine! :-D :beers:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 28, 2007, 06:24:10 PM
HA!

JUST my luck!!   :evil: :evil:
less than 2 weeks after i grab a 360!

look at what MS unveiled today:


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0327-microsoftunveilsxbox360elite.htm

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 28, 2007, 08:32:09 PM
i know, sucky... return that thing and grab an "elite"
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on March 28, 2007, 09:48:18 PM
You people with your M$ products...  I'm playing Quest in an N64 emulator right here on my mac.  I really liked the old emulator for Playstation.  It was really good and you could play burned games of which I still have a few laying around.  I always liked N64 though.  My bro has some system, and basically, he burned a disc with many nintendo games, many sega genesis games and many atari games, and they'll play on the system.  It's pretty cool.  I also heard that the Wii is a little kid-ish and the game-play is slow, but if you can get remakes of marble madness and tetris, then hey, I'm all for it still.  I guess they've improved games for re-release with the Wii.

I'm just babbling.  I just like cheapo games and RPGs.  Nothing like going out in the woods to "get experience"  Heh.

J
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 28, 2007, 10:49:49 PM
i know, sucky... return that thing and grab an "elite"

i wish i could...

though, all that really differs is the 120mb harddrive & somethin about HD i dont understand!  :lol:

really though......
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on March 29, 2007, 06:35:35 PM
Right, the main difference is it has more HD space and it is a hddvd player, I'm sure to try and compete with the fact that the PS3 is a blu-ray player, but you can buy the hddvd drive seperately for $80 if you have an older 360.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on April 19, 2007, 09:02:51 AM
a great guide for all Mac and 360 owners out there:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/04/16/tuaw-guide-xbox-360-and-mac/
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 19, 2007, 09:58:42 AM
i saw that... good read...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on April 19, 2007, 10:12:33 AM
HA!!!!  I thought about this thread last night as I dusted off my old PS1 and proceeded to play a game of Fifa '99 and 18 on Tiger Woods '99.  That was a blast!!!!!!!  Tonight I'll be hittin' up Madden '99 and Vigilante 8.  hahahahaha
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 19, 2007, 11:00:19 AM
ugh.
ironically, i think buyin the 360 finally burnt me out on games...

though i've been playin socom all week.  :roll:

word is sony has hired the peeps that did socom3 to produce a 'multiplayer shooter'-- everythin but the socom name has been said.

so, i guess i'll be tradin in for a Ps3 if that comes about.



Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 19, 2007, 12:28:23 PM
not diggin the 360 huh?  sorry to hear that... i thought for sure you'd be overly impressed with it...  hopefully i didnt sway you into a purchase you now regret
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 19, 2007, 12:38:54 PM
not diggin the 360 huh?  sorry to hear that... i thought for sure you'd be overly impressed with it...  hopefully i didnt sway you into a purchase you now regret

nah its cool. some of it is i just miss playin with my peeps on socom... i've been with the same crew for over a year now, and it can be really hard to find 'cool' people to play with nite in nite out.

also, the 360 was just a peak in my 'retail therapy'... unfortunately no video game can asuage the depressing reality that is my existence.
life goes on.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: metalzone58 on April 19, 2007, 12:41:53 PM
Loving Guitar Hero 2 on 360 :banana:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 25, 2007, 04:13:32 PM
got 'rainbow6 Vegas'

dope fuckin game...

jedi: i also re-uped my live subscription. should be on today and this week in between NBA games. look me up.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 25, 2007, 06:33:30 PM
slim...

how is it compared to graw?  is the multiplayer a better fit?  does the "cover" actually work?

i havent been playin much graw... and actually havent played it in at least a month.

but thats more to do with rockin winning xi more than not liking graw
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishJY on April 25, 2007, 09:04:30 PM
slim...

how is it compared to graw?  is the multiplayer a better fit?  does the "cover" actually work?

I'm not slim, but R6 Vegas is awesome.  I like it better than GRAW.  Haven't played GRAW2 yet.  R6 is a little harder to control (different controls, button combinations are awkward), but it's still better.

Definitely worth a purchase.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on April 26, 2007, 02:23:00 AM
Loving Guitar Hero 2 on 360 :banana:


It's the shiznit as the kids say today, halfway through hard, and expert kinda scares me.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2007, 12:05:15 PM
slim...

how is it compared to graw?  is the multiplayer a better fit?  does the "cover" actually work?

i havent been playin much graw... and actually havent played it in at least a month.

but thats more to do with rockin winning xi more than not liking graw

yeah, i havent played online graw2 in ~3 weeks... i'm almost through single player on hard though.
the online has its ups and downs... it REALLy needs the cover system, especially since so much sniping is involved. BUt on th eupside the Maps are SICK...

BUT! R6 vegas is the fuckin BOMB! i did see that an updated version is comin out... hopefully that wont take away from the peeps playin the old one, but i played ~10 hours straight online yesterday after gettin it, and i plan on goin back online as soon as i take a shit and a shower!

the cover system works great, and i think the controls are actually better than graw. also, its closer to socom in that its more run and gun, which is what i like... now just a snipe fest like graw. smaller tighter indoor maps--- you can actually get in a firefight and not die from one bullet! it plays just perfect.
and the customobility is fantastic... tons of unlockables as you rank up, and customization of your gear, clothing etc...
and all the gadgets rule too! tear gas, motion sensors, repelling from ropes upside down swinging through windows!!! all in the middle of a multiplayer game!

One word--SICK!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on April 26, 2007, 12:26:20 PM
R6:Vegas is pretty cool, i really enjoyed the demo.  i'm just not very good at it! 

you should both check out Gears of War... still the best game on the 360.  the online portion is just sick...

also, while not a real shooter, check out Crackdown.  that's still as much fun to play as the day i got it.  not sure if it still comes with the Halo 3 beta (which begins May 16th and runs for 3 weeks), but it's worthy of a purchase anyway.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 07:04:45 PM
anyone with a 360 know if its possible to copy movies from a dvd to the harddrive?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 20, 2007, 07:44:28 PM
not possible
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 08:42:48 PM
not possible

bummer...

though i know you can DL movies and store them... correct?


anyway, i still need to learn all the random things thisd box can do... all i know how to do is play the games.
i havent even DLed the arcade games or demos or anything yet.

also, need to figure out how to upload some music to my HD, so i can rock out to personalized tunes while playin games...

we talked about it before, but i dont think the manual really covers some of the ins and outs of how to go about this stuff... maybe i just need to read it again.

it'd be nice if i could just DL some stuff to a flash drive and then up it onto the Xbox... or somethin.


just borrowed need for speed from my friend... gotta go play it!



PS.--- jedi : did you get your new console yet?  i trhought i saw you ionline last night , but i was sorta spaced out... sorry if i missed ya.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on May 20, 2007, 09:05:23 PM
my household's at a standstill.

my brother and i are MGS geeks.
MGS4. that's one of the soul reason's we'd get a PS3.

but he was telling me on our drive home from VA today that
xbox is also putting out MSG4...

i'm not up  on my reading of videos games lately. not enough time in the day.

so my question... is it coming out on both systems...
and if so, which system do you prefer?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 20, 2007, 09:06:30 PM
yeah i did... i sent you a game insight, but you must have been involved in one already....

rainbow six is pretty sweet.... although, i'm really interested in COD4!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 20, 2007, 09:12:38 PM
MGS4 is apparently due on both 360 and PS3 later this year.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 09:23:21 PM
yeah i did... i sent you a game insight, but you must have been involved in one already....

rainbow six is pretty sweet.... although, i'm really interested in COD4!!!

have you played COD4??...LMK

i'm really slackin on new games... i've been trying to void looking at everything so i don't end up going on a spending spree...
my household's at a standstill.

my brother and i are MGS geeks.
MGS4. that's one of the soul reason's we'd get a PS3.

but he was telling me on our drive home from VA today that
xbox is also putting out MSG4...

i'm not up  on my reading of videos games lately. not enough time in the day.

so my question... is it coming out on both systems...
and if so, which system do you prefer?

MSG4 = ?? ... sorry, what game is that?

as far as 360 vs PS3-- check back in this thread... there is a good amount of discussion... i mulled over this same decision awhile back and ended up with a 360. basically at this point its a no-brainer, and that is coming from a formerly 100% loyal PS & PS2 owner. i never thought i'd switch over, but basically Playstaion is Waaaaaay behing the curve of XBox as of now. maybe in a couple years that wont be the case, but as of now XBOx games are able to take more advantage of the new machines capabilities than PS3. in general the graphics are better presently, and all the games coming out are coming out months ahead for XBOx and when they do come out for PS3 they are 'ports' (basically translated copies) of the xbox game version. and the major kicker is the XBOX live interactive online community which is lightyears ahead of the complete lack of online support for Ps3.



anyway, SHIT! jedi i almost forgot, someone told me today that the new GI magazone had an official article about SOcom4... and he said its DOPE! --- oh yeah, after all i just wrote, i dont care shit for XBOX if SOCom4 comes out and is the shiznit, im buyin a PS# PRONTO!! :lol: :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on May 20, 2007, 09:32:45 PM
MSG4 = ?? ... sorry, what game is that?


you will learn, obviously, i am a horrible typer :D

MGS4... now, does that makes sense? ;)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 09:51:38 PM
you will learn, obviously, i am a horrible typer :D

MGS4... now, does that makes sense? ;)

uh, no   :lol:

i meant that i don't know what game that is.

what does MGS4 stand for?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on May 20, 2007, 09:54:18 PM
uh, no   :lol:

i meant that i don't know what game that is.

what does MGS4 stand for?

sorry... i'm assuming... you know what happens whe... nevermind.

metal gear solid 4 :D  = MGS4
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 10:10:10 PM
sorry... i'm assuming... you know what happens whe... nevermind.

metal gear solid 4 :D  = MGS4

 :lol: :-D

...cool.

i havent played one of those since the 2nd one i think.

great series though.

if you like that, you'd probably love Rainbow6vegas for 360.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on May 20, 2007, 10:17:17 PM
:lol: :-D

...cool.

i havent played one of those since the 2nd one i think.

great series though.

if you like that, you'd probably love Rainbow6vegas for 360.

yeah?
so tell me about this game...
unless you've explined it earlier and i need to get off my ass and start reading back in the thread :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 20, 2007, 11:00:04 PM
yeah?
so tell me about this game...
unless you've explined it earlier and i need to get off my ass and start reading back in the thread :)
well...

its a series that goes back for awhile... it is basically a First Person Shooter... and was named the online multiplayer game of the year... honestly i'm not to sure how great the single player mode is......
its just your basic tactical run and gun sort of game, but with a ton of great extra features... if you've ever seen the  ghost recon series, its made by the same people(both are tom clancy inspired games).

anyway, if your not into shooter games neccesarily, i do have a\nother just GReat gmae recommendation, and its available for all consoles-old and new:
--my favorite game of the year probably, and mainly a non-online game, great in single or team player mode--
MARVEL: ULtimate ALliance

-check it out if you havent.

personally, i've just been junked out on online shooter games since jedifunk got me hooked on socom last year!
--so once my socom phase wore out, i had to find a new one, and i bought a 360 and got into this Rainbow6 shit!
i just like all the attention to detail, and customization, as well as gameplay... the weapons and gadgets are dope, and you can fully customize your online personna>> even to the point of putting a 3d image of your own face/head on your online player!

but like i said, i heard of some confirmed shit about socom4 finally... and i've got to see it!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 14, 2007, 05:38:22 PM
well, its official, socom for PS3 will be out in the fall, and its lookin pretty dope.

most likely there wil be more details/ trailers/ screenshots/ demos  unveiled at the E3 conference next month, but as of now i'm stoked.

guess this means i better enjoy my Xbox360 this summer, because come fall i'll be back on the Playstation wagon for this one!! w00t!


http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Games/SOCOM_Confrontation
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 14, 2007, 07:21:05 PM
:roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 14, 2007, 07:30:35 PM
i just got a Wii for my birthday!!  surely wasn't expecting that!!  it's fun as hell, but there is not much in terms of games to choose from it seems.  Wii Sports is a blast, and i've already created Miis for our Phavorite Phour.  graphics are nothing compared to the 360, but i'll enjoy having another type of game to play... gonna have to pick up Super Paper Mario i think, that looks good. 

anyone have any other recommendations for Wii?  and anyone out there have a friends code they wanna swap?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 14, 2007, 07:44:02 PM
:roll:

 :-D

anyway, jedi, have you been on 360??
what are you playing??

when i was in VA the last two weeks i was staying with a friend who had a 61" or somthing ridiculously huge TV and he had a 360... but no online! :-( so i'm jonesin to get back on.

they just released a FPS game derived from my Favorite RPG of all time: "Shadowrun"... unfortunately they totally blew it in terms of loyalty to the original game, but i might DL the demo just to check it out. ALSO, i think i read that this will be the first game to be a platform crossover between 360 and PC online-- in other words both console and PC gamers will be able to play together online for the first time... ehh... we'll see.

my friend was playing a lot of madden and some Lord of the rings battlefront game... man that shit is addictive, he played it for almost 7 hours straight one day... worse yet, i watched it the whole time!  :lol:

personally, i feel my next move is to start looking for a HD tv, so i can take full advantage of the next gen systems.

--do any of ya'll have opinions as to the difference of playing with HD?? am i  missing out??

i was even thinking of seeing if there are HD monitors that are cheaper than TVs... just for gaming... :| stupid idea?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on June 14, 2007, 08:37:54 PM
Anybody play WoW? Fallout?

Anybody own a freakin' Wii? Wii + 4 or more friends + Jaggermeister = good times.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 14, 2007, 08:57:31 PM
my mom wants a Wii...

any advice where to find one via the interweb....?

any advice on what games she might like?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: kellerb on June 15, 2007, 12:01:14 AM
my mom wants a Wii...

any advice where to find one via the interweb....?

any advice on what games she might like?

http://www.biorelief.com/store/stadiumgal.html (http://www.biorelief.com/store/stadiumgal.html)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 15, 2007, 12:03:46 AM
http://www.biorelief.com/store/stadiumgal.html (http://www.biorelief.com/store/stadiumgal.html)
thanks! :D

terrible...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on June 15, 2007, 02:34:13 AM


--do any of ya'll have opinions as to the difference of playing with HD?? am i  missing out??

i was even thinking of seeing if there are HD monitors that are cheaper than TVs... just for gaming... :| stupid idea?

Yes,  I have both the 360 and the PS3 and it's SOOOOOOO much cooler on a big screen HDTV, unfortunately I doubt your going to find one that is cheaper that a regular TV at least not one that's bigger that 17 inches.   :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 15, 2007, 09:21:10 AM
yes, HD is much better for 360!  especially on games like rainbow6 and COD
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on June 15, 2007, 09:53:43 AM
my mom wants a Wii...

any advice where to find one via the interweb....?

any advice on what games she might like?

Depends on what she likes. If she wants to play with friends I'd say go with WarioWare and Mario Party (which both may seem kind of kiddy, but christ, are they a blast to play with friends. Maybe Rayman Raving Rabbids as well, although it's multiplayer isn't as good as the former two.

If she want's a more serious game, well Zelda is pretty easy to recommend. Resident Evil 4:Wii Edition is also a kick ass game, if she likes blowing people's heads off (with a shotgun, of course). There's the new Metroid Prime coming out in a month which I think I can safetly say, will kick some major ass.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 15, 2007, 09:59:27 AM
have you tried Super Paper Mario yet?  i'm looking to buy a game or two, because while Wii Sports is fun, it's not quite deep enough to keep my interest.  and i can only make so many Miis of Phish/Dead bandmembers... 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 15, 2007, 10:00:26 AM
Ha, we used to play Mario Party of the 64!  So much fun to smoke bowls and play that game!!!!  Damn, I can only imagine how much more intense it is on the Wii.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 15, 2007, 10:02:31 AM
  and i can only make so many Miis of Phish/Dead bandmembers... 

 :lol:  Nice, who's the strongest so far?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 15, 2007, 10:09:59 AM
i think my Trey, Fish, and Jerry are the best.  Page is not bad, but i'm not happy with Mike.  i had to use one of the female hair designs, but the eyes are not quite right, nor is the mouth.  i've got a good Bobby in the works, needs some more tweaking.  Phil is up next...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 15, 2007, 10:25:54 AM
i think my Trey, Fish, and Jerry are the best.  Page is not bad, but i'm not happy with Mike.  i had to use one of the female hair designs, but the eyes are not quite right, nor is the mouth.  i've got a good Bobby in the works, needs some more tweaking.  Phil is up next...

Dood, you can't sell mike out like that.  Sounds like he needs some serious work.   :wink: :-P
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 15, 2007, 11:23:37 AM
come on, none of the male haircuts will do it...  it actually doesn't look that bad.  if i have a chance, i'll snap some photos off the screen. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 15, 2007, 11:37:15 AM
here ya go... judge away...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 15, 2007, 11:40:19 AM
 :lol:  NICE!!!!!  I was just bustin your balls.  They look great.  But I agree, Mike needs a new haircut.  Not your fault!!!!   :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 15, 2007, 03:58:58 PM
::slim heads to 360 for 2 day VIDGame marathon until he goes back to work on sun.::
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on June 15, 2007, 11:20:21 PM
Nobody here plays any PC games? If you own a PC that's twelve years old or younger you'll be able to run Fallout (with any OS excluding Vista, as far as I know), and that game kicks ASS. Think D&D meets Mad Max, with mutants you can shoot in the head with shotguns. Dig in a bargain bin and you'll probably find Fallout 1 or 2, or better yet, both, and you'll be a better person after playing them.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 22, 2007, 08:17:02 PM
heard a lot of great talk about this 'FORZA(?) motorsport' game...

time to check the xbox live demos.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 22, 2007, 08:55:14 PM
i'm just holdin out for the upcoming star wars game!  that shit looks hot
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 23, 2007, 05:41:37 PM
i'm just holdin out for the upcoming star wars game!  that shit looks hot

link?? info??

i was gonna ask if there was anything star wars for 360 that was hot.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 23, 2007, 07:16:47 PM
star wars: force unleashed

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/

you play as darth vaders secret apprentice!  shit is gonna own
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on June 23, 2007, 08:05:34 PM
Nothing they ever do can beat the original Jedi Knight, that game was the shit! Those FMV's were the shit.

Two other Star Wars games worth checking out are Tie Fighter (!!!!) and Knights of the Old Republic. Seriously, if you own a PC with a gamepad/joystick I highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend you play Tie Fighter, especially if you can get your hands on the win 95 version. It might be old, and the graphics are way dated, but the gameplay was awesome, best sci-fi simulator ever.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 24, 2007, 07:56:39 PM
star wars: force unleashed

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/

you play as darth vaders secret apprentice!  shit is gonna own

can't beat hunting jedi.  :samurai:

release date:TBD...  :-(
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 24, 2007, 09:16:31 PM
its scheduled for october iirc...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 24, 2007, 09:41:35 PM
pushed back to 2008
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 06, 2007, 04:15:47 PM
Xbox Woes Cost Microsoft $1 Billion
By JESSICA MINTZ ,AP
Posted: 2007-07-06 01:11:23
Filed Under: Business News
SEATTLE (July 6) - In another setback for Microsoft  Corp.'s unprofitable entertainment and devices division, the company says it is planning to spend at least $1 billion to repair serious problems with its Xbox 360 video game console.

Microsoft declined to detail the problems that have caused an onslaught of "general hardware failures" in recent months but said Thursday it will extend the warranty on the consoles to three years.

The glitches, and the bad publicity, could weigh the company down as it claws for market share in the highly competitive console market. In May, the Xbox 360 ranked No. 2 in unit sales behind Nintendo 's Wii, but still beat out Sony's Playstation 3, according to data from NPD Group.

"We don't think we've been getting the job done," said Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's entertainment and devices division, which also makes the Zune digital music player, a distant competitor to Apple  Inc.'s powerhouse iPod. "In the past few months, we have been having to make Xbox 360 console repairs at a rate too high for our liking."

Bach said the company made some manufacturing and production changes that he expects will reduce Xbox 360 hardware lockups, but he declined to identify the problems or say which others might remain. Microsoft said it will record a charge of up to $1.15 billion for its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended June 30, to cover the additional costs associated with the warranty extension.

The news comes just days before the video game industry descends on Santa Monica, Calif., for its annual E3 conference, and it could overshadow Microsoft's plans to build buzz for holiday season video game releases and "Halo 3," a much-anticipated shoot-'em-up for the Xbox 360 set to launch in September.

The software maker also said Thursday that sales of the game console fell short of expectations for the fiscal year that just ended.

Matt Rosoff, an analyst at the independent research group Directions on Microsoft, estimates that Microsoft's entertainment and devices division has lost more than $6 billion since 2002.

Microsoft has written down larger amounts in the past - more than $10 billion in the late 1990s related to investments in telecommunications companies, and more than $5 billion related to antitrust issues - but a $1 billion write-down for one division in one quarter is significant.

"It suggests the problem is pretty widespread," Rosoff said.

Microsoft will pay for shipping and repairs for three years, worldwide, for consoles that experience hardware failure, which is usually indicated by three flashing red lights on the front of the console, something gamers sometimes refer to as "the red ring of death."

This isn't the first time Microsoft has made changes to the Xbox 360 repair plan. Last December, the company extended the warranty from 90 days to one year for U.S. customers. In Europe, the warranty previously expired after two years.

Microsoft also will reimburse the "small number" of Xbox 360 owners who have paid for shipping and repairs on out-of-warranty consoles, Bach said.

In June, bloggers speculated that the Xbox 360 return problem was getting so severe that the company was running out of "coffins," or special return-shipping boxes Microsoft provides to gamers with dead consoles. "We'll make sure we have plenty of boxes to go back and forth," Bach said in an interview.

Chris Liddell, Microsoft's chief financial officer, said in a conference call that the company sold 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles since the product's November 2005 launch, missing a target for 12 million units by the end of the fiscal year.

Xbox 360 prices range from $299 to $479, depending on their configuration.

Microsoft's entertainment and devices division reported an operating loss of $315 million on $929 million in sales for the three-month period that ended in March. Microsoft has said it expects the division to post a profit in fiscal 2008.

Microsoft announced the warranty extension after markets closed Thursday. Microsoft shares fell 11 cents to $29.88 in extended trading after falling 3 cents to $29.99 in the regular session.



Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: kellerb on July 06, 2007, 04:52:51 PM
woah, my roommate's 360 was doing that "red rings" thing yesterday, but then it started working again.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 06, 2007, 06:04:43 PM
well, at least they are fixing it...  i've already had my original unit (manufactured Dec. 2005) replaced back this past December, but the replacement has occasionally had problems.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 06, 2007, 06:13:41 PM
I've been wanting to get one, but I keep hearing that all they do is break.  I don;t really want to shell out money for a new ELite, but I am afraid to buy a used one on Ebay....maybe I should bight the bullet and get a PS3, but
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Guyute on July 06, 2007, 09:44:31 PM
heard a lot of great talk about this 'FORZA(?) motorsport' game...

time to check the xbox live demos.

Forza on old XBox annoyed me.  Yeah it was cool, but there was so much car tuning that it was impossible to play online unless you dedicated your life to it and I simply didn't like it that much.  Would rather play PGR2
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Red Sea Pedestrian on July 06, 2007, 10:14:39 PM
I've been wanting to get one, but I keep hearing that all they do is break.  I don;t really want to shell out money for a new ELite, but I am afraid to buy a used one on Ebay....maybe I should bight the bullet and get a PS3, but

DON'T GET A PS3! You're better off getting an X-Box, they pretty much share the same games, and the X-Box is cheaper plus has great customer support.

If you're afraid to shell out so much money, go with the Wii dude, great for drunken mayhem with friends.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 06, 2007, 11:32:42 PM
DON'T GET A PS3! You're better off getting an X-Box, they pretty much share the same games, and the X-Box is cheaper plus has great customer support.

If you're afraid to shell out so much money, go with the Wii dude, great for drunken mayhem with friends.

whatver you do don't get a PS3... unless all you really want is a BLuray player, otherwise they are useless... and this is coming from a PS1 and PS2 owner (not an original xbox owner)...

it cracks me up everyu time i go back on PS2 online to play socom --just to talk to my old friends... and besides how fucking pitiful an online experience that it is, all i have to HEAR about is how all of them are playing socom (a PS2 game) pn their PS3s... because they dont even have any other fucking games... maybe resistance fall of man... but they are still waiting for titles that came out on 360 over a half year ago... then if they do finally come out the games are ports ('lossy copies' essentially) of the 360 version... and the online setup/community SUX taboot!

i mean all these guys are sittin there playing some LAGgy ass broke down PS2 game on their $600+ freakin machine and sittin there talking shit about the 360 which they have absolutely no IDEA  what they are missing.

so, besides admitting that Microsoft is a moneygrubbing  manipulative terrorist organization...
they already won this war hands down, and i for one have been converted and and damn happy about it.
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Post by: thechad on July 08, 2007, 04:47:49 AM
The war's not over yet, PS3 will in the end be victorious.
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 08, 2007, 04:28:17 PM
well...
here's what most likely will be one of the best games ever made, coming this fall:

CALL OF DUTY 4 MODERN WARFARE.

if you havent seen the trailers, do yourself a favor and check these out...

the first one entitled 'bog rescue' is actual gameplay. Freakin disgustingly sick.  :-o



http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/902/902590/vids_1.html
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 08, 2007, 04:30:23 PM
also, some serious stuff will be goin down this week at the annual E3 conference.

sux i don't have digital cable, b/c the G4 channel has hella coverage apparently.

http://www.ign.com/index/e3/2007/
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Post by: Guyute on July 08, 2007, 08:21:33 PM
also, some serious stuff will be goin down this week at the annual E3 conference.

sux i don't have digital cable, b/c the G4 channel has hella coverage apparently.

http://www.ign.com/index/e3/2007/

Cool, I have G4 thanks for the heads up.
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Post by: thechad on July 14, 2007, 04:55:48 AM
Star War: Force Unleashed trailer just released, looks totally badass!

http://starwars.yahoo.com/ (http://starwars.yahoo.com/)
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Post by: jedifunk on July 14, 2007, 10:10:05 AM
yup this games gonna rule!
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Post by: Jesso666 on July 17, 2007, 01:21:06 AM
 :mrgreen: Yeah this is my Fav, its no XBoX 360 but I Dig it,
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 17, 2007, 07:10:24 PM
Star War: Force Unleashed trailer just released, looks totally badass!

http://starwars.yahoo.com/ (http://starwars.yahoo.com/)

pretty tight.


apparently there is a video of  COD4 modern Warfare from the e3 conference that is badass too...
my friend told me its on Xboxlive... not sure if thats DLable from the console or what, but apprently its footage of a tester playing the game that is super dope... i'll try and find it...
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 17, 2007, 07:44:25 PM
http://media.xbox360.ign.com/media/902/902590/vid_2057489.html

its the 2nd vid
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Post by: jedifunk on July 17, 2007, 07:56:31 PM
wow, the shadow effects are amazing
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 18, 2007, 11:03:42 AM
in reference to the E3 conference, and also some stuff i read in a mag yesterday, sony is seriously behind the 8 ball this year coming up.
they've fianlly knocked a $100 off their price tag, but they still are waaaay behind the curve of of catchin up to Xbox.

this fall's lineup for Microsoft is one knockout after another , basically planned at a 1 top selling game a month rate.
some say sony is still the console of the future, but they better not wait to long or it won't even matter.
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Post by: jedifunk on July 18, 2007, 12:02:10 PM
after seeing that vid of COD4 i dont even see why you would want to go back to socom
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 18, 2007, 12:15:36 PM
after seeing that vid of COD4 i dont even see why you would want to go back to socom

heh. no doubt.

i'm totally over it... i'm 'this' close to hockin my old PS2 for madden when it comes out.

especially now that i actually have friends on Xbox live that i play with... guess its time to say goodbye to socom and 'deacon'.

best part about makin friends on 360 is that when one game finally gets old, you can just link up on whatver is new with the same peeps.

BTW, my posse(clan) on 'Rainbow six', etc. is -WMA, 'Waste(d) Management'   :lol: --we have a blast!   :samurai:
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Post by: jedifunk on July 18, 2007, 02:43:49 PM
sweet!  i havent been online in quite some time... i need to get back into it, but who knows when that will be.
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 18, 2007, 02:48:07 PM
sweet!  i havent been online in quite some time... i need to get back into it, but who knows when that will be.

yuh, you needs too! maybe when a new game is out or somethin.

i'm a Captain in rainbow now...
and i chatted up PhishJY from the paug... he just got GRAW2 last week.
i actually just beat it on difficult and let my other friend borrow it for awhile.



my must haves for the fall=

madden__ next month

GTA4__OCtober

COD4__ november(hopefully)

....
then maybe halo or NBA live or somethin...

gonna be a great fall for 360 gamers.
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Post by: jedifunk on July 18, 2007, 02:55:48 PM
yeah, i think i'm still burnt on madden, so i won't be grabbing that i dont think.

GTA4 is def on my list, as is COD4...

then after that, probably nothing until PES08 comes out in april
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 18, 2007, 03:11:08 PM
yeah, i think i'm still burnt on madden, so i won't be grabbing that i dont think.

GTA4 is def on my list, as is COD4...

then after that, probably nothing until PES08 comes out in april

what i'm really hoping for is a revival of EA's NBA live franchise, which has been really suckin wind for the last few years. i used to love grabbing it every year, but not the last few. i tried playing 2k7 last year, but i didnt really dig the system...
oh well.
i havent had a madden in a looong time, so i figure since i have a 360 its a good bet for some quality entertainment.

i'm not a halo fan either, but i might give it a whirl as well. reviews are very mixed, but it just depends... honestly i don't want to get to burnt on shooters though, b/c i know i'll want COD4 when its up.


don't forget about force unleashed also... 1st quarter 08??
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 12:25:51 AM
ooooooooooooo!!!!!

BIG NEWS!!

tonite online my friend told me that  starting in August there will be a online BETA version of Call of duty4!!

apparently you have to register over at UBISOFT(.com?) to get in on it......

headed there right now to check it out!
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 12:50:42 AM
ooooooooooooo!!!!!

BIG NEWS!!

tonite online my friend told me that  starting in August there will be a online BETA version of Call of duty4!!

apparently you have to register over at UBISOFT(.com?) to get in on it......

headed there right now to check it out!


ALright! here's the place to go if your interested in making sure your getting in on the beta:

 http://www.charlieoscardelta.com/indexnew.php


this will be perfect, since i was sorta having to wait for somethin new to play till OCt for GTA4 to come out.
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Post by: Jesso666 on July 19, 2007, 01:13:36 AM
 :beers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgraxrPYM3U

ahhhhhhhh yeah
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on July 19, 2007, 09:32:36 AM
i already knew that, but i dont see a sign up anywhere.
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 09:36:30 AM
i already knew that, but i dont see a sign up anywhere.

on that site if you register, it then tells you about being updated with the official release dates of the beta and how being registered will give you the first crack at it.
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 09:42:40 AM
hey jedi!

any reason you can think of that i shouldnt go hock my old PS2 today and get a few free 360 games in return?!?
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Post by: rowjimmy on July 19, 2007, 11:07:34 AM
Send me PS2 games...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 11:12:19 AM
Send me PS2 games...

only 1 game left bro.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 19, 2007, 11:14:46 AM
Send me PS2 games...
Fixed My Post
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Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2007, 05:02:43 PM
ehh, you lucked out.
i went to sell the whole setup(whats left of it) today, but no dice... fuckers at the store ran every possible type disc to see if it would read them... passed everything except some specific game dvd format that hell if anyone would ever have a game like it... oh well, they werent offerein crap anyway since the Ps3 price has dropped i think mad peeps have already been upgradin and droppin their ps2s


on another note i still threw down for FORZA motorsport2. 'gentlemen start your engines'.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on July 20, 2007, 12:45:31 AM
Well. the 360 is sick, and has way more output then the PS3, but I just got back from SF today where I spent a good hour playing the PS3 at the Sony Store Playstation.  It is flippin DOPE....MLB 2007 The Show is sick, so is the driving game I played.  I hadn't played the PS3 before, and everyone has been knocking it.  I was very impressed...And they had 20+ titles, so it's not like they don't have anything...I was real close to getting a 360, now I am thinking about waiting a little, esp. given the price drop.  I played Spiderman too and that was rad...I guess if you're into shoot-em-ups and online gaming it might rot, but graphics wise, the Sony is impressive
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: metalzone58 on July 20, 2007, 12:48:38 AM
I'm waiting for guitar hero 3 in oct
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 20, 2007, 11:54:24 AM
next week, an 80's version of Guitar Hero is going to be released....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 22, 2007, 02:52:39 PM
go look at any comparrison of the graphics online: 360 kills PS3 on the same games.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: redrum on July 29, 2007, 12:53:01 PM
GRAND THEFT WALRUS.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 29, 2007, 05:02:40 PM
GRAND THEFT WALRUS.

?
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Post by: redrum on July 30, 2007, 02:22:44 AM
?

you'll see.

and when you do you'll smile and think of me.   :-)

just trust me on this one...
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Post by: thechad on July 30, 2007, 03:19:00 AM
next week, an 80's version of Guitar Hero is going to be released....

Can't wait for this, however, it's only going to be released in stores for the PS2.  The 360 is so far download only.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 15, 2007, 02:14:32 PM
game of the year:

CALL OF DUTY 4.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 15, 2007, 02:53:36 PM
havent played it yet... pretty dope heh?
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on November 15, 2007, 03:17:13 PM
i can't put down resident evil 4 on the wii

or

rainbow 6 vegas on 360...

those are my favs...
but i've not gotten to play socom 4....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on November 15, 2007, 03:27:32 PM
I can't stop playing Madden '08.  It's alot of fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 15, 2007, 06:47:43 PM
i've been hooked on PES 2007 for over a year now!
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 15, 2007, 07:45:43 PM
i can't put down resident evil 4 on the wii

or

rainbow 6 vegas on 360...

those are my favs...
but i've not gotten to play socom 4....

if you like rainbow... you'll freeak for COD4.
all my heads that were hooked on rainbow are crackin out over COD4 right now.
i have @ 20 hrs online in the last 4 days.

funny about socom4... jedi knows how much i used to play Scom3, he's th eone that got me into it, BUT since i defected to the microsoft camp, i havent heard SHIT about socom 4 or how people are reacting to it... i miss all my old friends from socom3 stilll, but i cant help it if they are stuck on a lamer system for just one game that might not even delliever the goods... though i'm still interested to hear about it.

also, if you havent played SKATE... its the bomb. i spent october playing it and beat the entire game. fuckin excellent...
but now off for more COD4...

YO jedi i seen you online, holla if you wanna chat.

for ANYONE that doesnt have me on their friends list, my screenname is:
ShakedownSlim
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Post by: jedifunk on November 15, 2007, 07:47:10 PM
speaking of online... tet, you're on ALL THE TIME! don't you work ;)
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 16, 2007, 10:41:24 AM
/me is likely to receive a wii for xmas...
meanwhile I'm rockin Star Wars Battlefront on my ps2.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on November 16, 2007, 10:42:35 AM
/me is likely to receive a wii for xmas...
meanwhile I'm rockin Star Wars Battlefront on my ps2.



Have you played the wii yet?  I've only had the pleasure of playing a handful of times at friends houses.  The thing is amazing. 
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 16, 2007, 10:44:11 AM
a couple times. It's pretty cool. I was reading about upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and how it'll use both the controller (lightsaber) and the nunchuk (force powers) and I am thoroughly excited for it now.

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/
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Post by: antelope19 on November 16, 2007, 10:54:48 AM
Ummm.....wow.  That looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun! 

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Post by: rowjimmy on November 16, 2007, 11:01:57 AM
The wii version with have an exclusive 'duel mode'
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Post by: blatboom on November 16, 2007, 11:48:00 AM
is Halo 3 all it's cracked up to be?  i'm gonna get a chance to play it this saturday when I'm dog-sitting..
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Post by: jedifunk on November 16, 2007, 12:45:48 PM
no... halo sux. at least IMO
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Post by: sls.stormyrider on November 16, 2007, 02:17:08 PM
/me is likely to receive a wii for xmas...
meanwhile I'm rockin Star Wars Battlefront on my ps2.



Have you played the wii yet?  I've only had the pleasure of playing a handful of times at friends houses.  The thing is amazing. 
yea - my wife got me one for my b-day. so far, we've played the sports games. I haven't figured out the finer points yet, but it is pretty amazing.
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Post by: kellerb on November 16, 2007, 02:50:55 PM
is Halo 3 all it's cracked up to be?  i'm gonna get a chance to play it this saturday when I'm dog-sitting..

my roommate who's a big halo 2 buff likes it.  But he generally only plays the online multi-player.  I've heard the actual one-player game is mostly more of the same.
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Post by: tet on November 17, 2007, 12:25:00 AM
halo 3 pwns.  single player is best yet, multiplayer is best yet.  you will love it.

and call of duty 4 is kickass as well.  single player is short (almost done with it), but multiplayer is really deep - almost RPG-like. 

both worthy purchases!
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on November 17, 2007, 02:02:04 AM
is Halo 3 all it's cracked up to be?  i'm gonna get a chance to play it this saturday when I'm dog-sitting..
my bro and i play.

its' ok..

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Post by: VA $l!m on November 17, 2007, 07:25:13 PM
my next definite game purchase will be GTA4, but there are a few coming out b4 that, that i might be getting as well, depending on fundage.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 23, 2007, 06:43:33 PM
finished COD4 singleplayer on the 2nd difficulty.

sorta short, but just an amazing game.

watching the credits and the score was recorded @ abbey road studios.
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Post by: tet on November 23, 2007, 08:04:07 PM
heh, i noticed that during the credits too.  pretty cool.  the single player was really good i thought... def. short, but awesome pacing.  the sniper mission was intense - i did it all the way thru without being spotted.

have you done much multiplayer yet?  it is so incredibly deep... sorta like an RPG with the amount of options they give you in custom classes (you unlock custom classes after a few levels, not immediately though)
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Post by: navajo on November 26, 2007, 11:36:40 AM
i don't consider myself a gamer but i like games.  i don't play much though; when i can i play halo 3.  when i can't, i play snes or ps2.  on the ps2, i play nhl or racing games.  and sonic, i just got a sonic game for ps2 (its a collektion of all the old games).
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Post by: Wolfmansbrother on November 27, 2007, 12:53:32 AM
a couple times. It's pretty cool. I was reading about upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and how it'll use both the controller (lightsaber) and the nunchuk (force powers) and I am thoroughly excited for it now.

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/

d00000000d
star wars games have always been amazing and this one looks PIMP
*wolfmansbrother now wishes he bought a wii instead of paying for college tuition

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on November 27, 2007, 02:44:05 AM

*wolfmansbrother now wishes he bought a wii instead of paying for college tuition



No, I did that with the original playstation and now I'm a 30 year old sophomore.



I've been playing Guitar Hero III and it totally rules, my wife hates video games and in the past long holiday weekend she was playing more that I was.  Don't know if that's a good or bad thing.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 27, 2007, 10:41:08 AM
heh, i noticed that during the credits too.  pretty cool.  the single player was really good i thought... def. short, but awesome pacing.  the sniper mission was intense - i did it all the way thru without being spotted.

have you done much multiplayer yet?  it is so incredibly deep... sorta like an RPG with the amount of options they give you in custom classes (you unlock custom classes after a few levels, not immediately though)

yuh, i'm level 42 in multiplayer... @ 48hrs played online ( i think...)
the customization is very nice. and there are a # of different game modes.
you do rank up quick, especially by completing challeges, which is cool, b/c it gets you to use different weapons and do things in multiplayer you might not do otherwise, but after lvl55 you can reset your whole rank and start over if you want, with a symbol showing that you did.
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Post by: tet on November 27, 2007, 12:54:03 PM
i just reached lvl 31.  i pretty much only play Team Deathmatch, but i've played with a few other random modes.  if you're on Live, send an invite to "stank kind", we should party up for a few matches. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 27, 2007, 01:00:39 PM
yeah, you two are online ALL THE TIME!  i see you every time i boot up the 360... get a life ;)  or at least get PES so I can play against you guys
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Wolfmansbrother on November 27, 2007, 02:52:57 PM

I've been playing Guitar Hero III and it totally rules, my wife hates video games and in the past long holiday weekend she was playing more that I was.  Don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

all i did on my thanksgiving break was play guitar hero 3 i only had time tho to beat it on hard...i have this thing where i have to beat it on hard before i beat it on expert
but oh man was this one wayyyy harder than guitar hero II
how did you like the guitar battles? personally i got really frustrated when i got to the final one since he NEVER missed a note!
but still overall great song selection and a great challenge now i just need to get a second guitar controller....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 28, 2007, 03:44:54 PM
i just reached lvl 31.  i pretty much only play Team Deathmatch, but i've played with a few other random modes.  if you're on Live, send an invite to "stank kind", we should party up for a few matches. 

cool!
i actually let my friend borrow COD4 till thurs., but i should be on thurs night and all weekend probably , since i'm going through withdrawl after not playing for two days.

i'll hit you  up with an invite ASAP.

ShakedownSlim.
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 27, 2007, 07:47:47 PM
HEY!

if anyone is on XBOX live and you EVER enjoyed pacman of any kind as a kid...

i HIGHLY recommend DLing 'PAc MAn Championship edition' from the XBOBXlive arcade.
it actually received the 'Download of the Year' award from G4- that's how i found out about it, but it is DA BOMB!!
trippy graphics and just plain pacman sickness!!

only 800 microsoft points for the full version, but the trial version is free!-- check it out!

::insert pacman smiley here:: .........



BTW: rainbow six vegas2 has been officially schewduled for march 08 release.

also, i reaaaaalllly wish i got Assasin's creed for christmas. that game looks so sweet, and is highly recommended by everyone i know as well as from the media.
i did score NBAlive08, which is finally starting to get back to being a good game again... though not perfect- the defense is still lacking. overall its a game worth playing if you are as big of NBA fan as i am. plus the online is really cool, especially with the Live ESPN ticker and voice updates while you're online.

i also, was checkin out all the cool accessories for the 360 today in best buy-- i think as soon as i can get some extra cash, i want to grab one of those text pads that plugs into your controller. i always hate having to use the text screen online to type messages, and it'll  motivate me to use windows IM when i'm online... i never even really thought about it, but i could be IMing people online while i'm playin games--thats pretty cool!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 27, 2007, 08:51:43 PM
nbalive06??? isnt it almost 2008?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 27, 2007, 09:02:17 PM
nbalive06??? isnt it almost 2008?

corrected.
i meant 08.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 27, 2007, 10:05:48 PM
My family got a Wii.
It rules.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 27, 2007, 10:10:36 PM
sickness!

my wife just played her first wii last weekend... now she wants one, and she HATES video games
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 27, 2007, 10:16:31 PM
Yeah, my wife AND my 4year old were playing tonight.
(not to mention my 11y/old and myself)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on December 28, 2007, 01:01:25 AM
VA Slim - have you tried the 2k NBA series?  i haven't been able to play an EA one since picking that up back in the Dreamcast days, and it still COMPLETELY owns Live.  2k8 is easily the most realistic basketball game i've ever played, and the gameplay is just solid.  it'll take some getting used to if you've only ever played Live, but it's worth the switch.  check it out as a rental perhaps?  you'll be happy u did.

also, for anyone not in the know, NHL 08 (the EA one) has finally surpassed the 2k series and is the best hockey game since NHLPA '93.  in fact, it's probably one of the best sports games ever made.  controls are so perfect it's scary.  it's as close to a real hockey game as i've ever played, in terms of control and appearances. 

RJ - as for that Wii, i love mine too.  don't use it as much as the 360, but it's fun when people come over.  what games you have for it?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 28, 2007, 09:31:47 AM
As I just got it, I don't have many games.r
Naturally, we have the Sports game that comes with and the girls received the Ratatouille & Ice Age games.
Me, I've got this to hold me until Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is released
(http://news.filefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/starwarscomplete.jpg)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

It's pretty fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 28, 2007, 10:44:35 AM
VA Slim - have you tried the 2k NBA series?  i haven't been able to play an EA one since picking that up back in the Dreamcast days, and it still COMPLETELY owns Live.  2k8 is easily the most realistic basketball game i've ever played, and the gameplay is just solid.  it'll take some getting used to if you've only ever played Live, but it's worth the switch.  check it out as a rental perhaps?  you'll be happy u did.

also, for anyone not in the know, NHL 08 (the EA one) has finally surpassed the 2k series and is the best hockey game since NHLPA '93.  in fact, it's probably one of the best sports games ever made.  controls are so perfect it's scary.  it's as close to a real hockey game as i've ever played, in terms of control and appearances. 

RJ - as for that Wii, i love mine too.  don't use it as much as the 360, but it's fun when people come over.  what games you have for it?

yes i have played 2k.
and i don't like it.
actually this year i DLed both demos from xboxLIVE and compared for weeks before deciding on nbalive.

and yes mainly its the control scheme.
i used to buy NBA live the day it came out starting w/ PS1 through the PS2 days... when it came to 360 it did suck.
BUT, this year they finally simplified it back to the original nbalive format, and for the most part it is a great game.
i even bought 2K last year and ended up returning it in a week... the only game i've returned for 360 so far.
its just personal pref. i dislike it that much, and love live that much if its done right.
which this year they did it, IMO.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on December 28, 2007, 12:06:14 PM
i hear ya.  so we agree to disagree.

now i just wanna get a headshot on ya with my blue tiger ACOG'd M16   :samurai:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on December 28, 2007, 12:46:08 PM
yeah, you two are online ALL THE TIME!  i see you every time i boot up the 360... get a life ;)  or at least get PES so I can play against you guys

i will note that i have a roommate who plays on my gamertag all the time, but usually you'll see him on Guitar Hero 3 or Madden/NHL/NBA.  he doesn't really do the first person shooters, but he's trying to learn.  still haven't gotten him to play more than 15 mins of Halo 3 yet :frustrated:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on December 28, 2007, 03:52:35 PM
his bad...the first time i played it, i had carpul(sp) tunnel the next day and couldn't chop veggies at work!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: kellerb on December 28, 2007, 05:54:22 PM
I need to get my roomie's screenname and post it for you guys so you can all harass each other on COD4.  I don't play, I just occasionally watch .
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 28, 2007, 08:18:08 PM
now i just wanna get a headshot on ya with my blue tiger ACOG'd M16   :samurai:

anytime.
i'm waiting.

::insert 50cal. sniper smiley here::
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Post by: blatboom on December 28, 2007, 09:13:00 PM
VA Slim - have you tried the 2k NBA series?  i haven't been able to play an EA one since picking that up back in the Dreamcast days, and it still COMPLETELY owns Live.

ahh 2K on the Dreamcast.  takes me waaay back.  you could create custom teams from the existing players so we would draft "420 teams" where the 5 players' overall ratings added up to 420.  lots of strategy and shit-talking involved.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on January 01, 2008, 09:21:03 PM
Ok, so I've got the Wii now.  What do I do?  Should I be connected to the net (and do I really need their stuff to do it)?  Do I need to be?  Should I have a classic controller?  Can I play gamecube games on there?  Should it play dvds?  Is the component video worth buying the cable?  Is there a good steering wheel shell for the controllers?  Are the other controller extensions good?  Should I MOD or is there another way?  There are 2 classic games that I really want, Mario Kart (all versions) and Gauntlet Legends, and I'll add all of the dragon warrior games. - How?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 02, 2008, 10:30:28 AM
lots of questions, i can answer a few...

net connection- only wifi is built in, you'd need an adapter for ethernet.  it's pretty simple to do, just go into the settings and enter the information in there.  does WEP/WPA/WPA2...  and you should do it so that you can download the firmware updates, as well as all of the classic games you mention.

classic controller- grab one, it's probably worth having if you like the classic games.  dunno about gamecube stuff, as i never had one, nor would i grab any of those games.

component video- unlikely that you need to spend the money on this.  the max it can display is 480i, so you're not getting a lot more resolution out of that versus standard composite cables. 

dvds- it doesn't play them.  should it?  yes.... but it doesn't, and likely won't ever.

dunno about steering wheel controller adapters, take a look at some amazon reviews i guess.  maybe check out a few gaming websites to see if they have recommendations?
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Post by: VA $l!m on January 03, 2008, 11:02:24 AM
only 480i??
seriously?
ouch.
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Post by: rowjimmy on January 03, 2008, 12:03:57 PM
That and the absence of dvd/hd-dvd/blu-ray keeps the price down and is making the box a hugely installed item.
the Wii is truly the NES of the current age.

I bet they update it for better video in the long run, though. It will demand a new wave of games but, once the installed base is wide enough, developers will be dying to get  in there.

edit to add:
saw this today, Wii hacked:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/31/nintendo_wii_hack/
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on January 03, 2008, 09:06:21 PM
Nice, thanks for the tips.  Good reason to get a wifi router anyhow.  I figured that the missing "features" were to keep the cost low.  I have a DVD player at the tv anyhow.
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Post by: antelope19 on January 04, 2008, 04:21:24 PM
(http://www.kottke.org/plus/misc/images/wii-shirt.gif)
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Post by: antelope19 on January 07, 2008, 11:05:36 AM
Jephrey,
I was checking out the wii over the weekend on Amazon and read that you CAN play gamecube games on it. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 07, 2008, 11:09:01 AM
once you're online with the wii (which I finally bothered to make happen this weekend) you can download classic games (from NES sNES, TGfx16, NeoGeo, & Sega Genesis) for anywhere from 5-20$. They then show up in the wii menu. The Classic controller is recommended and, for many games, required. If you have gamecube controllers, they will work on most (but not all) as well.

You can see a listing of the games here: http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole/games
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Post by: antelope19 on January 07, 2008, 11:21:19 AM
I am really considering grabbing one of these.  I just saw one on craigslist for 300.  Still alot of money, but I think we would get enough use out of it. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on January 07, 2008, 12:21:36 PM
once you're online with the wii (which I finally bothered to make happen this weekend) you can download classic games (from NES sNES, TGfx16, NeoGeo, & Sega Genesis) for anywhere from 5-20$. They then show up in the wii menu. The Classic controller is recommended and, for many games, required. If you have gamecube controllers, they will work on most (but not all) as well.

You can see a listing of the games here: http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole/games

K+ to you RJ...

we've been debating on doing the online thing with the Wii.. the 360 is online...but not the Wii yet..
this is a GREAT persuasion, now... :)
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 03, 2008, 10:43:54 PM
just found a new release date for star wars force unleashed. says march 30th. hope thats right, because i need something before GTA4 comes out at the end of april. apparently the head of lucas arts just stepped down as well.
anyway.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 04, 2008, 09:31:45 AM
March 30?
Awesome.
(http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/star-wars-the-force-unleashed-screenshot-big.jpg) (http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/star-wars-the-force-unleashed-screenshot-big.jpg)
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Post by: tet on February 04, 2008, 09:47:56 AM
force unleashed looks SICK.  i'm sure i'll get it for the 360, but apparently the wii version will have some extra capabilities (= wii lightsaber battles) that the others will lack.  probably not worth the additional $50 i'd spend on it, cause the 360 graphics will be much sweeter anyway.

that being said, this game will only tide me over for the month before GTA IV.  that game is gonna be full of awesome. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 04, 2008, 12:06:49 PM
As I have the wii... the lightsaber battles are key. I'm psyched.
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 04, 2008, 08:36:38 PM
i forget the name of it, but there is a game that just came out or is almost out for the Wii... it involves sword fighting and i dunno, it has a comic book look to it, i cant remember the name right now, but it looks SICK, and it is getting great reviews.
i watch G4s video game show X-Play every nite at 7pm CT now, it really keeps me up to date.
the force unleashed date was from gamespots' release date list, so i guess it could be pushed back- don't be suprised.
though i did manage to make a list of every release i am getting for th enext six months or so:

1. Lost ODyessey-feb.12, 4  disc RPG produced by the guy that did Final Fantasy.
2.Raibow sixVEGAS 2- march 6.
3.FOrce Unleashed-march 30??
4. GTA4- APRIL 27
5. IRON MAN-APRIL 27.
6**SOUL CALIBER 4!!!!!**- june 1.
7. AGE OF CONan- online RPG- 3rd quarter 08

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 04, 2008, 09:36:15 PM
Stupid Lost game isn't coming on the Wii...  :x
Oh, well. still have the PS2.
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 05, 2008, 04:50:14 PM
ahhhh... here is the Wii game i was talking about:
its called "NO MORE HEROES"
XPLAY gave it a 5 out of 5 i think, and there ratings are tough.
http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/1699/No_More_Heroes.html

if i had a Wii, i'd be grabbing this right away.
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 05, 2008, 04:54:38 PM
oh yeah, also for all you COD4 freaks like myself, good news! DLC maps are officially on the way sometime real soon. i hope real soon, because as soon as Rainbow six2 drops at the beginning of march i'm probably shelfing COD4 for awhile.
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 05, 2008, 09:46:42 PM
ahhhh... here is the Wii game i was talking about:
its called "NO MORE HEROES"
XPLAY gave it a 5 out of 5 i think, and there ratings are tough.
http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/1699/No_More_Heroes.html

if i had a Wii, i'd be grabbing this right away.

Nifty. I'd never get to play that when the kids are awake, though. I'll keep it in mind.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Casey Lenahan on February 05, 2008, 09:56:47 PM
slim ima have to get COD 4 soon and whoop yo @ss. Or you can come play me in Halo
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 07, 2008, 03:29:55 PM
just bought MASS EFFECT! can't wait to get into this today!

BTW., not sure if i already mentioned it, but if you havent DLed at least the FREE trial version of REZ HD off XBOX LIVE yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. totally a cool game to watch let alone play!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 07, 2008, 04:07:02 PM
just bought MASS EFFECT! can't wait to get into this today!

BTW., not sure if i already mentioned it, but if you havent DLed at least the FREE trial version of REZ HD off XBOX LIVE yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. totally a cool game to watch let alone play!

nice, lemme know what you think about Mass Effect.  i've wanted to grab it for a while, but honestly just don't have the time to play it as thoroughly as i'd like right now.  maybe i'll grab it once it's on Platinum Hits...  Rock Band is honestly my top priority at the moment!!  and i'm not getting bored with Halo or COD4 yet.  can't wait for those new maps with COD4!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 07, 2008, 06:23:41 PM
Stupid Lost game isn't coming on the Wii...  :x
Oh, well. still have the PS2.
Dammit... This is xbox/ps3/pc only
might hafta buy my first pc game in 20 years.
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Post by: Bobafett on February 07, 2008, 06:39:56 PM
well, if you have a good pc, its really the best platform for graphics.  they just need to move to better pc game controllers.  The last pc game i bought was one of my favorite games of all time:  Tie Fighter.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 07, 2008, 06:50:26 PM
I do not have a machine designed for gaming...
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Post by: Wolfmansbrother on February 07, 2008, 07:18:42 PM
Stupid Lost game isn't coming on the Wii...  :x
Oh, well. still have the PS2.
Dammit... This is xbox/ps3/pc only
might hafta buy my first pc game in 20 years.

you seriously cant go wrong with a 360..
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on February 07, 2008, 08:24:26 PM
my next purchase is a new flat-screen, then high speed, then the 360.  They rock.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 07, 2008, 09:20:33 PM
I have a wii and I'm not buying another game system.
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 07, 2008, 10:30:06 PM
I have a wii and I'm not buying another game system.

 :lol: :samurai:

i think one next-gen system is more than RJ ever planned on having!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 08, 2008, 07:57:01 AM
I have a wii and I'm not buying another game system.

 :lol: :samurai:

i think one next-gen system is more than RJ ever planned on having!

This is true.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 08, 2008, 11:08:50 AM
just bought MASS EFFECT! can't wait to get into this today!

BTW., not sure if i already mentioned it, but if you havent DLed at least the FREE trial version of REZ HD off XBOX LIVE yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. totally a cool game to watch let alone play!

nice, lemme know what you think about Mass Effect.  i've wanted to grab it for a while, but honestly just don't have the time to play it as thoroughly as i'd like right now.  maybe i'll grab it once it's on Platinum Hits...  Rock Band is honestly my top priority at the moment!!  and i'm not getting bored with Halo or COD4 yet.  can't wait for those new maps with COD4!


well, IMO, MASS EFFECT RULES!
it all comes down to that it is an incredible and groundbreaking game, but still basically a RPG.
graphically its sick as well. this review from IGN is what sealed it fro me to go buy it, and they are dead on in their description of the game, so if you want to know exactly what you are getting into(good and bad):
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/833/833640p1.html
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on February 08, 2008, 01:41:20 PM
i have the Wii now and i do love it.  but the 360 just keeps bringing the graphics to the next level.
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on February 08, 2008, 02:29:46 PM
i have the Wii now and i do love it.  but the 360 just keeps bringing the graphics to the next level.

we gots both.

they're both awesome in their own reasons..
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 16, 2008, 08:46:53 AM
updates:
 call of duty 4 patch out in next week or so, with things like improved sniping and quick mute for annoying players. NEW multiplayer map pack looks like at least a month away now.

 1st installment of 'mass effect' DLC (downloadable content) will be available march 10th.

rainbow six vegas2 out  march 4,9,11???

star wars Force unleashed??? havent heard shit... gotta look into this one.

>>>EDIT: its gonna be summer. bummer.
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 20, 2008, 01:25:24 AM
a ton of great news coming out of the GDC(game developers conference) this week.

i've just been catching the live coverage from 'X-PLAY'  on G4TV (7pm/12pm CST).

tonite i saw the preview of lucasarts Other game due out this summer: 'FRACture'. this non tradtional shooter with environmental tech. looks sick. it is also on their website if ya wanna check it out.

also, i mentioned in the other thread that the 360 will have a bluray drive attachment out in may!  :clap:


AND... i just saw the preview of slicon knight's 'TOO HUMAN'... HOLY FUKIN SHIT!!! FUCK!! SHIT!!! DAMN!!!  :-o
can you say: PREORDER!   :samurai:
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 20, 2008, 01:54:15 AM
.......
though i did manage to make a list of every release i am getting for th enext six months or so:

1. Lost ODyessey-feb.12, 4  disc RPG produced by the guy that did Final Fantasy.>>passed on this one.
2.Raibow sixVEGAS 2- march 6.if i have extra cash, but i'm not running out to get it , especially since COD4 is still running the FPS scene.
3.FOrce Unleashed-march 30?? postponed till 3rd quarter 08  :-(
4. GTA4- APRIL 27>> ooohhh YEAAAHH!!, this game is going to rule 08!
>>4.5: TOO HUMAN-- MAY 6... totally on my list of must haves this year
5. IRON MAN-APRIL 27. ehhhh, have to wait for a review once it gets closer.
6**SOUL CALIBER 4!!!!!**- june 1.-- no question, this might be the best game of the year.
7. AGE OF CONan- online RPG- 3rd quarter 08 >>god, if i make it to the 3rd quarter i'm going to have tooo many games!!!!


.......and there are many more games coming about this year that could deliver, but as soon as the 2nd quarter hits there are going to be more options for killer games that everyone will have more than they ever wanted or thought possible. definitely a LAndmark YEAR in gaming history as the 'next gen ' platforms hit their stride...

AND that reminds me: PS3 sales actually outdid  360 sales last month for the 1st time ever i believe. partially owing to the blurayhddvd war, and also a few key 1st quarter releases like the new GRan Turismo. though still abysmal overall, Playstation hopes they might still have a chance at getting things together for this huge year. while xbox is looking for new ways to up the bar and keep ahead of the game... things talked about include a major overhaul of XBOXLIVE, with new and expanded applications and  features. 

-slim.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 20, 2008, 02:52:54 PM
... and, just announced at GDC - Gears of War 2 will be released in November!!!  :banana:
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Post by: sls.stormyrider on February 20, 2008, 03:08:06 PM
I have a wii and I'm not buying another game system.

 :lol: :samurai:

i think one next-gen system is more than RJ ever planned on having!

This is true.

same here.
right now the wife and I are semi-addicted to guitar hero. they need some  :syf:

I mentioned for the holidaze lbs got me a skull and roses skin. It's not official GD, but imo you get the idea from it. btw, she contacted the company (they do custom skins) and asked them if they made something GD like. This is what they came up with, and apparently they did well with it and kept on.

(http://i9.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/c6/ae/f06a_1.JPG)

http://cgi.ebay.com/FACEPLATE-SKIN-FITS-GUITAR-HERO-3-FOR-XBOX-360-SKINS-SB_W0QQitemZ130199761140QQihZ003QQcategoryZ122517QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

edit to add: I also wish they had Rock Band (or Drum Hero) for wii
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 20, 2008, 04:25:01 PM
Rock Band is coming to the wii.  they didn't say when, but it is coming.

GD is also coming for Rock Band, which is gonna rock - i think they said 18 songs eventually!  can't wait for those to start rolling out...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 20, 2008, 08:42:39 PM
... and, just announced at GDC - Gears of War 2 will be released in November!!!  :banana:

yup, saw that.

also, i just saw the demo for 'AGE OF CONAN'! And found out that it will be released earlier than expexted. hopefully by MAY!!

this game has major hopes riding on it as the 1st MMO to give WOW a run for its money. it will be available on both 360 and PC. and i cant wait since i relaly ant to get into WOW, but dont really have the setup for it or wnat to pay the monthly fee. though since i love RPGs and always wanted to play a MMO, this is looking awesome and is gettign great reviews.
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 13, 2008, 12:27:29 PM
First, I love Lego Star Wars and so, I can say that, even though this is basically a clone of that I can't wait:
[youtube]YDPnFarSxnQ[/youtube]
Once I get it, I'll be taking sick days:
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/funny-pictures-cat-wii-excuse.jpg)
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Post by: jedifunk on March 13, 2008, 01:16:32 PM
ok, 2 things since RJ brought up lego star wars again.

- i played lego star wars at the apple store the other day with my son... he loved it, i loved it... definitely getting it soon.

- i just picked up one of 3 games i'll be getting this year: PES2008 (soccer)... shit is dope thus far (one nights worth of gaming), i played last years version until yesterday, so i fully expect to get 365 days of gaming out of this years version too!  i love games like that.  anyone here an avid soccer fan?  if so i highly recommend PES2008
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Post by: jedifunk on March 13, 2008, 01:17:44 PM
oh and lego indiana jones is frickin sweet too! :D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 13, 2008, 01:25:12 PM
oh and lego indiana jones is frickin sweet too! :D

SER.
I don't get full time out of my Wii but when It's on I'm generally playin the Lego StarWars. Much fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 13, 2008, 09:06:42 PM
rainbowsixvegas2 is out this week, and the full half hour episode of X-Play dedicated to it i saw the other nite has me convinced i have to get back on the rainbow bandwagon. the first VEgas still has 250000 people playing it on Xboxlive... by far one the of the best multiplayer games ever, and the new version looks dope.
unfortunately i'm in the middle of a small financial crisis right now, and i wont be able to get it right away, but it will probably be my only video game purchase untill april 27th when GTA4 comes out, and then the first week of may when TOO HUMAN and CONAN come out.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on March 14, 2008, 03:30:23 PM
(http://www.destructoid.com/elephant//ul/18268-noscale-1168702253-shoryukenou0.jpg)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 14, 2008, 10:32:08 PM
(http://www.destructoid.com/elephant//ul/18268-noscale-1168702253-shoryukenou0.jpg)

have you seen the new street fighter??

street fighter 3 has been released in japan only... i'm talking about the console for arcades...
pretty sick.
apparently you can buy one for about 20 grand, but the shipping is astronomical.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on March 15, 2008, 10:46:20 AM
they're just now releasing 3?  remember all those iterations of Street Fighter 2?  Championship edition, Turbo, Hyper, SUPER Street Fighter  :-D  I really liked the Alpha series.
I've always wanted to own an upright Arcade game and a fight game would be my top choice.  20G's+shipping is a little outside my price range  :cry:
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Post by: VA $l!m on March 15, 2008, 07:03:54 PM
they're just now releasing 3?  remember all those iterations of Street Fighter 2?  Championship edition, Turbo, Hyper, SUPER Street Fighter  :-D  I really liked the Alpha series.
I've always wanted to own an upright Arcade game and a fight game would be my top choice.  20G's+shipping is a little outside my price range  :cry:

yeah, 3. all the other ones were bullshit. this is the LOOOOOONG awaited sequel to the biggest arcade game of all time. its really a big fuckin deal to some people... especially the japanese  who still support their arcades vigorously. its pretty dope, like i said i saw a whole thing about it. apparently some units will make there way to american arcades, but really there are not many real american arcades out there any more that do enough business to warrant the expense.
i played my fair share of the original in the arcade, but as far as street fighter 2 goes, the majority of my play time was on nitendo... i guess it was super nintendo...IT was the ultimate get stoned and sit around game back in the day.
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Post by: jephrey on March 17, 2008, 11:58:31 PM
Tiger Woods 08 kicks ace on wii.  I can't stop playing it.  I played 9 holes with my own guy (around 8 with each skill) and ended up 10 under.  8 birds and an eagle, medium difficulty, and black tees.  I love the game.  Also just grabbed Zelda Ocarina of Time from N64, MarioKart64 and the Super Mario Bros trilogy with some wii points.  These games rule.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Wolfmansbrother on March 20, 2008, 02:24:23 AM
super smash brother brawl has completely consumed my life since i first played it sunday
i thought melee was amazing...
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Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2008, 12:02:11 PM
Tiger Woods 08 kicks ace on wii.  I can't stop playing it.  I played 9 holes with my own guy (around 8 with each skill) and ended up 10 under.  8 birds and an eagle, medium difficulty, and black tees.  I love the game.  Also just grabbed Zelda Ocarina of Time from N64, MarioKart64 and the Super Mario Bros trilogy with some wii points.  These games rule.

Oh man, Mario Kart on the wii.  I used to play the shit out of that game and Bond on N64.  This makes the wii that much more intriguing to me.   
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 20, 2008, 06:15:54 PM
yesterday, i  traded in a few games and bought ASSASIN'S CREED.
very dope.


BTW., 5 weeks until GTA4 comes out.
and 6 weeks until Too human and Conan.

so, basically a month until i have no life outside of my room.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 21, 2008, 12:45:00 AM
i picked up Lego Star Wars today... pretty friggin fun
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Post by: PhishJY on March 24, 2008, 05:51:38 PM
Slim, did Rainbow Six Vegas 2 release get pushed back to 3/18 for you?  Not only that, but it was released on 3/18, but it wasn't in stores until 3/19...WTF is that all about?  I bought it, and love it.  How 'bout you?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 25, 2008, 04:01:58 PM
Slim, did Rainbow Six Vegas 2 release get pushed back to 3/18 for you?  Not only that, but it was released on 3/18, but it wasn't in stores until 3/19...WTF is that all about?  I bought it, and love it.  How 'bout you?

i'm not getting it.
oh well.
really i'm just burned out on online shooters right now, and mostly just the smattering of morons that play them.
also, i was pumped to get it, but some of the reviews i saw disclosed some things that turned me off... like that fact that it really hasnt stepped up all that much as far as next gen development goes from the first installment. since COD4 set the bar so high, i didnt really want to take a step back just to play some new maps and shit.
but mainly like i said i'm burnt on the whole multiplayer shooter genre right now. AND i'm broke, AND i'm saving up my gaming energy for the 3 BIG RELeases coming up next month:
1.GTA4
2.TOO HUMAN
3 AGE OF CONAN
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 30, 2008, 12:54:14 AM
ok, so for those who have played lego star wars... question.

what the point of collection all the minikit pieces?  can you actually fly those ships that you build with the minikits?  or are they just for show?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on March 30, 2008, 02:18:01 AM
Finally have caved in to totally nerddom.  Just got WoW and I think that it might be the greatest game I have ever played.  If I drop off the face of the earth, please come look for me.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: gene on March 30, 2008, 03:06:58 AM
Finally have caved in to totally nerddom.  Just got WoW and I think that it might be the greatest game I have ever played.  If I drop off the face of the earth, please come look for me.

oh no, i was a victim of world of warcraft among 9 other million people :o
haha the games got its pros/ cons
I decided i never would play again a few months ago, but damn it was a good boredom killer
What server ya on?
i had a mage and warlock on archimonde i played since release, old school
so many wasted hours
boy i feel like a huge fucking nerd
qq

oh i almost forgot, beware of the purple fever
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 30, 2008, 09:29:06 AM
ok, so for those who have played lego star wars... question.

what the point of collection all the minikit pieces?  can you actually fly those ships that you build with the minikits?  or are they just for show?

Yes you actually can fly those in some bonus levels.

I have, as of yesterday (thanks to a long hiatus) finished the story but I'm only 53.6% done. Lots of Free play left... I love it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 30, 2008, 10:36:00 AM
so how do you get to these bonus levels?

is that the big "?" door?  i've completed 2 ships thus far... and didn't want to waste the time to finish the rest if i couldnt do anything with them. 

good to know... thanks
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 30, 2008, 11:07:54 AM
off the cantina, to the right of the episode doors, is a bonus door.
Each episode room has a bonus door as well.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 30, 2008, 12:28:34 PM
which game are you speaking of?  i'm playing lego SW 1, episodes I, II, III...

SW2 is the original trilogy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 30, 2008, 12:41:23 PM
OIC.
I have the complete saga version.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 31, 2008, 11:54:18 PM
so, i'm really bummed but i guess a few of the games i was hoping for next month have been pushed back til early fall releases.

1.AGE of conan hyberian chronicles will be out for PC may20th, but not until september for the 360.
2. TOO HUMAN, though there is no official announcement rumors that it will be released in august, basically wait and see since it has been postponed multiple times.

so, looks like i'll be jumping on the GTA4 bandwagon, even though i'm not as big a GTA fan as others. BUT, this game is going to seriously rock. also, the online multiplayer is looking to be a very excellent bonus.
in stores april 29th, if ya didnt know already.

this also means that i might break down and get rainbow six vegas 2... mainly because i dont have any games right now that i'm really into.
-assassin's creed is a beautifully made and  excellent game, but is VERY tedious and somewhat boring after you get into the bulk of the game.
-COD4 is basically the only other game i have right now, and since i lapsed in my live account i've tried beating the single player on  veteran (-see impossible) which i've determined is possibly the most frustratingly difficult game i've ever played...to the point of totally NOT being fun at all, in fact its quite the opposite of fun.

now i could re-up my subsciption and play some multiplayer COD4, but like i mentioned before  i am fairly burnt on it.
so, i'm considering trading in both games and grabbing rainbow6 just to occupy my time until GTA comes out at least.
WHO WAS IT? PHISHJY?? that said he bought it?? have you played online? is the experience  at all different than the first one??



anyway,
i also came across another game with a definite release date of MAY 2 that i think i'll be getting:
IRON MAN
now, i'm as sceptic as the next guy about both comic book games and movie games, but there are a couple of things going for this one. first of all the last MARVEL game i played, marvel super heroes ultimate alliance, was a brilliant game. iron man is made by a different developer so it doesnt really mean anything, but... well the good news is SEGA is the company putting out iron man, and if you dont know already SEGA is on a serious development roll this year. X-PLAY named them the number 1 developer of 08 so far, and they are garnishing much praise for all their releases of late. plus i used to collect iron man, and i love the character...AND check out the website and this trailer set to... what else? BLack sabbath!:

http://www.sega.com/gamesite/ironman/index.php

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 01, 2008, 12:02:36 AM
you sure keep up on games...

me, i'll be playing PES 2008 (soccer) till next march when PES 2009 comes out, and won't get bored of it ever... since futbol rules face!

that and having the lego star wars games atm are so much fun... it quirky and silly, and easy, but very fun and addictive
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 01, 2008, 12:03:35 AM
oh yeah... other than that, i'll probably fall in the gta trap too... i've never beat a single one of those games, but each one keeps me entertained for months.

and i hadn't heard that it had online multiplayer, which should be interesting
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 01, 2008, 12:12:24 AM
the online multiplayer has some very promising formats with up to 12 players at once i believe.

BTW, i watched a review of PES the other night which said it was the best soccer game by far out there, but it still was somewhat lacking as far as next gen game development goes. sorta like NBA games i guess. i hope by next year every game will be the nuts, and next gen will be current gen.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 01, 2008, 08:36:28 AM
yeah... fifa08 (EA) is the other soccer game, and it pales in comparison...

big differences
- fifa has all the licenses for all the leagues around the world, PES does not
- gameplay (the most important thing)... PES is so much better, very close to how real soccer is played.
- graphics, fifa has the edge

but since all i want to do is play soccer, PES has the goods
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishJY on April 01, 2008, 02:07:31 PM
...this also means that i might break down and get rainbow six vegas 2...

...WHO WAS IT? PHISHJY?? that said he bought it?? have you played online? is the experience  at all different than the first one??

Yeah, I bought it, and I've really enjoyed it.  Finally finished it last nite.  I have played online, but only once.  I joined a friend to play story mode co-op.  It worked out really well.  It's probably the most fun I've had online in a while.  I definitely got my $60 worth.  I'd recommend it. 

I'm not going to ruin the ending, but the plot is that you're another member of Rainbow conducting business (in a different place) at the same time Rainbox Six: Vegas 1 is going on.  I tried to explain the plot as best as I could.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 11, 2008, 07:37:35 PM
tonite on G4, the  show 'X-Play' will have a indepth Preview of  STAR WARS FORCE UNLEAShed.
7pm CT... i think they replay at midnight as well.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 25, 2008, 04:50:48 PM
well, i  pre-ordered  GTA4 last night.
i'll be able to pick it up at midnight on monday if i want to wait in line with all the kids, but i'll probably just pick it up tuesday.
can't wait.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: redrum on April 25, 2008, 05:58:14 PM
well, i  pre-ordered  GTA4 last night.

they were playing it and talking about it with the maker of the game on opie & anthony the other day.

sounds like it will be the TiTz.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 25, 2008, 11:29:42 PM
well, i  pre-ordered  GTA4 last night.

they were playing it and talking about it with the maker of the game on opie & anthony the other day.

sounds like it will be the TiTz.

it will.

G4 tv has an exclusive hour long hands on demo screening at 12 noon EST on sunday, if anyone wants to check it out.
also, next week Xplay on G4 will be running a special week long summer games preview.
every night all the biggest games of the summer will be previewed extensively, starting with an hour long GTA4 episode on monday. the week will feature every big release from TOo human to star wars force unleashed to soul caliber 4, and more. tune in to get the Downlo.

i'll Let ya'll know what i think of GTA4 on tuesday. unfortunately i need to reup my live subscription still and i dont know if i'll want to shell out the cash, so online might have to wait a bit.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 26, 2008, 01:54:35 AM
you pussy... (please excuse, i'm drizzzunk)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on April 26, 2008, 11:44:00 AM
you pussy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 26, 2008, 12:15:56 PM
hehe...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2008, 07:28:19 PM
 :?

if your making a joke at my expense, i dont get it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 26, 2008, 09:01:40 PM
i was drunk, and trying to say you were lame for not re-upping with live
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on April 27, 2008, 04:36:00 PM
i was drunk, and trying to say you were lame for not re-upping with live
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 27, 2008, 09:15:02 PM
i was drunk, and trying to say you were lame for not re-upping with live

oh...my bad.

but the good news is that circuit city has 13 month live cards that are usually $50 on sale for $40 this week, so... i think i'll get one and then not have to worry about it for a year.

BTW... 28 hours and counting til GRandTHEFT AUTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on April 28, 2008, 10:06:38 AM
I just got a Wii yesterday!!!  I had some gift cards from my b-day and decided I'd go grab one.  The people at Best Buy said I was lucky cuz they had just gotten a shipment that morning with their mario kart stuffs.  I knew they were hard to come by, but I guess I didn't realize I would be "Lucky" to find one at all.  So, after having played the sports package before, and playing it for a while last night, I think i am ready for some real games.  Could anyone recommend some good ones?  Keep in mind I love the sports games but will entertain ideas for others. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on April 28, 2008, 10:11:55 AM
You were lucky...
For group entertainment, I'm not sure what to suggest.
Just go get Lego Star Wars (the complete saga) and lock the doors to keep people out of your place.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on April 28, 2008, 11:04:08 AM
You were lucky...
For group entertainment, I'm not sure what to suggest.
Just go get Lego Star Wars (the complete saga) and lock the doors to keep people out of your place.

 :lol:  It's that good?  I will have to go check it out. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on April 28, 2008, 02:28:36 PM
it's fun, and not painfully challenging.
It can be player in two player mode, also...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on April 28, 2008, 02:30:38 PM
You were lucky...
For group entertainment, I'm not sure what to suggest.
Just go get Lego Star Wars (the complete saga) and lock the doors to keep people out of your place.

 :lol:  It's that good?  I will have to go check it out. 

do it.

more entertaining that you think...
i aso dig ZElda for the wii, too...

but i stay up way too late playing that :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: shoreline99 on April 28, 2008, 02:32:45 PM
Lego Star Wars (also, there is a new Lego Indiana Jones game coming out this summer)
Wii Sports
Mario Party 8
Brunswick Bowling
Tiger Woods Golf
Guitar Hero III


those are the ones currently in high rotation at our house.

I just got MLB2k8, let you know how that is.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on April 28, 2008, 02:51:04 PM
I'm all over the Lego Indiana Jones...
It'll be the same basic thing as the StarWars but... that sounds good to me!

We have Mario Party 8. I think my daughter and her friend love it but I find it to be only ok. I suppose it could be fun for a group of 4 or so as it's basically a digital board game...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on April 28, 2008, 02:56:45 PM
I'm all over the Lego Indiana Jones...
It'll be the same basic thing as the StarWars but... that sounds good to me!

We have Mario Party 8. I think my daughter and her friend love it but I find it to be only ok. I suppose it could be fun for a group of 4 or so as it's basically a digital board game...

We used to play Mario Party on the N64.  That was good times.  But we were REALLY stoned when playing, and yes, it is simply a digital board game.  I will have to check out MLB2k8.  We love 2k7 for playstation 2, so I am sure this will be even better.  Zelda, Tiger Woods and Star Wars sound intriguing as well.  Thanks everyone!!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on April 28, 2008, 03:42:36 PM
I have heard elsewhere that Tiger Woods is killer... Haven't tried it yet, though.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: shoreline99 on April 28, 2008, 04:31:36 PM
Tiger Woods is an excellent game. MLB2k8 is great as well, but they haven't figured out how to download roster updates and the like yet; hopefully when WiiWare comes out next month they will make roster updates and the like available through downloads.

Bowling is teh boss. Wii Sports has boxing, too. That's a good one. Yes, Mario Party is like a series of board games and the kids love it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 28, 2008, 05:04:07 PM
t- 7 hours, 52 minutes.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on April 28, 2008, 05:21:59 PM
t- 7 hours, 52 minutes.

then what, Jack Thompson's head assplode?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 28, 2008, 05:27:57 PM
did you take tomorrow off from work so you can crack out?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on April 28, 2008, 09:17:53 PM
I kept renting Tiger Woods (thank god for no late fees at blockbuster)  Best game I've played so far...  Next up for me are GHIII and Mario Kart.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on April 29, 2008, 10:29:11 PM
For GTA 4, all the reviewers are giving the nod to the PS3, but I am sure both platforms rule.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on April 30, 2008, 01:14:33 PM
ok, so i just read about 30 reviews from all the big name reviewers, and i'm off to get GTA4 today! (if i can find it)...

its literally getting 100s across the board from everyone...

and no, the PS3 is not getting the nod from people... its getting a very slight advantage in graphics, but the 360 is getting exclusive downloadable missions, which the PS3 will not... so i win!

anyhoo, how is it slim?  still cracking out? ;)

again, it looks like something has finally come along to shelve my PES soccer addiction!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 30, 2008, 01:23:10 PM
my box got here from microsoft today to send in my 360 to be repaired :-( :x :x :samurai:

it went down on the eve of the gta release... shitty
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 01, 2008, 09:50:07 AM
played a few hours of GTA last night, and since today is May Day and pretty much the entire world is closed other than the US, there's not much work to do... so i'm heading back to Liberty City!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 01, 2008, 12:23:53 PM
still no word from slim... he must be seriously cracked out!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 01, 2008, 04:14:30 PM
I'm hooked.  I was up until 4AM on Tuesday night (work night :frustrated:) playing the wii sports package.  Sooooo much fun!  We mainly bowled and played Tennis and Golf.  I am def ready for some upgraded games such as Tiger and MLB2k8. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 01, 2008, 08:19:26 PM
My so-pregnant-she's-about-to-burst-wife and I played some tennis last night.
Love it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Casey Lenahan on May 01, 2008, 08:46:43 PM
My brother got Call Of Duty 4 and its a pretty sick game, who wants to get PWND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :evil:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2008, 10:13:39 AM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2008, 10:16:25 AM
On ebay it looks as if you can use a camera SD card.  But if you look on say Bestbuy.com, they have a "wii specific" SD card.  The reason I ask is because if I can use the camera compatible cards, we have a million of them already with my GF being a photographer.  Just trying to save a little $$$
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishJY on May 02, 2008, 10:18:10 AM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 

I put a regular 1GB SanDisk SD card in mine, and it works fine.  You don't need the one that Nintendo endorses for ~$40.  I'd tell you how many blocks it has, but I don't remember exactly.  I think it was like 8000 blocks or so.  I don't know the block size, either.

EDIT: This card was previously used in my wife's digital camera.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2008, 10:18:58 AM
What do you mean "Blocks"?  Sorry for all the noob questions.   :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 02, 2008, 11:08:55 AM
still no slim sighting... i bet he'll have completed gta when he posts back in this thread ;)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 02, 2008, 11:26:13 AM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 

any SD card can be used.  Nintendo sells their own Wii-branded one, but ANY will work. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2008, 12:18:57 PM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 

any SD card can be used.  Nintendo sells their own Wii-branded one, but ANY will work. 

Cool, thanks Tet! 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 02, 2008, 01:14:43 PM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 

any SD card can be used.  Nintendo sells their own Wii-branded one, but ANY will work. 

Cool, thanks Tet! 

sure.  just keep in mind that it probably does NOT take SDHC, which allows for higher capacities (4gb, 8gb, etc) - a lot of newer cameras use it, but i would sincerely doubt the Wii can take anything but standard SD, which i believe maxes out at 2gb.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 02, 2008, 01:16:03 PM
Quick question.  After doing a little shopping around, I can't figure out if you need a wii specific memory card or if you can just put an SD memory card that would work with a camera as well.  Anyone know for sure? 

any SD card can be used.  Nintendo sells their own Wii-branded one, but ANY will work. 

Cool, thanks Tet! 

sure.  just keep in mind that it probably does NOT take SDHC, which allows for higher capacities (4gb, 8gb, etc) - a lot of newer cameras use it, but i would sincerely doubt the Wii can take anything but standard SD, which i believe maxes out at 2gb.

Good Thought.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishJY on May 02, 2008, 03:38:17 PM
What do you mean "Blocks"?  Sorry for all the noob questions.   :-D

A block is a section of the total memory.  From Main Menu:
Select the Wii button in bottom left corner -> Data Management -> Wii

In the bottom corner, it will say "Blocks Open:" followed by a number.  These are the "blocks" that I was referring to in my previous post.  IIRC, the Wii has ~2100 free blocks when first powered on (new from the factory).
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 03, 2008, 06:24:17 PM
welp... i broke down... my curiosity got the better of me and now...


i'm a GTA crackhead again... only played for 2 hrs thus far, but i already don't want to put it down... even to feed my child... lol.

oh well, feed him, put him to bed and the crack out till like 4am :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 03, 2008, 10:36:48 PM
yeah, it really is pretty awesome.  i'm sitting here listening to my "new" record player as my roomie catches up in GTA.  i've been playing a WHILE and i'm not even allowed to cross those bridges yet.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 12:37:51 AM
yeah, i tried to go to manhattan right away, and got my ass whooped by the cops...

this game is seriously R rated too... the language is of the hook with swearing, and the fact that they are promoting sex is crazy... strip clubs with personal lap dances where 2 girls go at it, and you can change the view to see the coochie better is a bit much... and the "hot coffee" is funny.

all in all a fun game, but i must say, it really just more of the same GTA as always... i haven't seen anything yet thats truly groundbreaking IMO
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: redrum on May 04, 2008, 12:47:19 AM
do you guys know that opie & anthony did voiceovers for GTA4?

anthony sings the pisswaser add.

and jimmy norton is one of the pRon store pwnerz.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 04, 2008, 01:13:53 AM
do you guys know that opie & anthony did voiceovers for GTA4?

anthony sings the pisswaser add.

and jimmy norton is one of the pRon store pwnerz.

yeah, figured they would turn up in this one too.  they were in Vice City and San Andreas i think
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: redrum on May 04, 2008, 01:15:08 AM
do you guys know that opie & anthony did voiceovers for GTA4?

anthony sings the pisswaser add.

and jimmy norton is one of the pRon store pwnerz.

yeah, figured they would turn up in this one too.  they were in Vice City and San Andreas i think

nice. do you listen to their show?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 04, 2008, 01:16:04 AM
not daily anymore, even though i continue to pay for XM only for that  :-o
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: redrum on May 04, 2008, 01:20:09 AM
right on. thats where i catch most of their stuff too.

xm > laptop.

good stuff.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 01:50:57 AM
lol... so, so far my favorite part of the game is to go drinking with roman... you come out of the bar stumbling drunk... and you can barely walk, and the screen shakes, and the controller rattles, and your vision is totally off...

and you have to try to get home... and its totally fucking funny!

good times
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 01:51:09 AM
especially since i'm pretty drunk myself
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 04, 2008, 08:10:33 PM
all in all a fun game, but i must say, it really just more of the same GTA as always... i haven't seen anything yet thats truly groundbreaking IMO

i totally understand what you are thinking, but i must disagree slightly.
first of all, the while beauty of this release is that it IS the same GTA as always--except that it is the complete perfection of the title. if you never liked GTA to begin with then there really isnt a reason you should like this one.
personally, i'm not a GTa fanboy or anything, but i've played the past titles, and respect the franchise for what it does.
now, i will say that as far as groundbreaking... it does have its points. you say what? well, i guess they are more subtle points than other games have been, but i'd say that the online play, though obviously it is the first attempt and will be refined if there are future sequels, is very different than most anything that has come before. in the same way that the GTA3 was revered for its groundbreaking sandbox open world play, GTA4 is attempting to take this into multiplayer onlnine.
besides the online, i agree for the most part that it isnt a revolutionary game, but what most critics are saying is not that, but that it will be as 'influencial' as gta3. on that i agree.

now, personally i'm not really playing GTA4 for the online  play... even though it has already set the xbox live record for online participation... i'm playing it for the single player game. and in my opinion it is a FUCKING BAD ASS MUTHAFUCKIN game. this game is fucking unreal. every once in awhile i just think about the fact that the  ONE dvd in my 360 has ALL this shit on it. i mean, just browse online in the internet cafe, or watch the TV in your apartment for while...BTW the TV shows are fuckin hilarious shit, with some incredibly subversive political commentary taboot-- how bout the 'republican space rangers' program on the cartoon network!! OUCH!!!  :lol:

also, like i said this is the perfection of GTA. thats what i told my friend who was waiting for his paycheck this week to buy it while i already had it. i told him that despite the fact that i didnt think it could live up to the hype... it absolutely did. i told him that it wasnt anything that he wouldnt expect, just the best GTA you could imagine. the entire gameplay--driving physics, shooting--is improved and not only looks beautiful, but the cutscenes and activity of the city are actually engrossing now. this game, which took a thousand people to develop, is an A+ piece of artwork. there is absolutely no slacking in the production of this game. it has an amazing and painstaking depth to it and it is done  with grace at the same time.


oh, and BTW fuck PS3. despite the fact that the loyalist losers that were waiting for a excuse to finally buy a PS3 to replace their Ps2 helped boost PS3 sales this week, 360 still out sold ps3 2 to 1 for gta4. and graphics??--please! weve been over this before-- the difference between the two systems graphics is the  same as it is for all other games, and it is well documented that it is preference of style  and not superiority. plus, of course sony's online server crashed and as far as i last heard they hadnt issued a patch and they were leaving everyone hanging in the wind. in fact when i was online at midnight at gamestop they split the line into 360 and ps3 to expedite the cashouts, and i heckled and attempted to start a riot against the pitiful ps3 retards...though it wouldnt have been really fair since there was like 10 of them and probabaly 100  peeps in the 360 line. :-P
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 08:49:29 PM
i hear ya slim... i watched that "space rangers" tv show for like 20 minutes last night... who the fuck does that in a video game...

so i guess on some levels your right, the entire scope of GTA is so massive that its very hard to even actually wrap your head around the game.

i mean, i even spent like 30 minutes in the strip club trying to see what would happen if i kept getting lap dances... (turns out its 2 girls getting it on)

anyhoo, its a massive game, that i don't think i could actually rate or critique until i've finished it... which by the way will be in like 6 months
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 04, 2008, 09:08:17 PM
anyhoo, its a massive game, that i don't think i could actually rate or critique until i've finished it... which by the way will be in like 6 months
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 09:11:05 PM
anyhoo, its a massive game, that i don't think i could actually rate or critique until i've finished it... which by the way will be in like 6 months
:-D

seriously though... it really could take me 6 months
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 04, 2008, 09:11:26 PM
oh, and good to see you again slim.... i was really starting to get worried :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 04, 2008, 11:17:23 PM
anyhoo, its a massive game, that i don't think i could actually rate or critique until i've finished it... which by the way will be in like 6 months
  :-D

seriously though... it really could take me 6 months


yeah, i heard its a 100 hour game... without sidetracking... and we all know thats a joke.

my plan is to occupy my time with it until the next big release, soul caliber 4 on july 29th. so, three months for me.

oh, and good to see you again slim.... i was really starting to get worried :roll:

 :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 04, 2008, 11:36:15 PM
finally unlocked manhattan :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 05, 2008, 07:23:51 PM
finally unlocked manhattan :)

nice. i just moved to the bronx, so your way ahead of me. that manny guy or whatver his name is, is fucking annoying.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 09, 2008, 05:38:14 PM
one thing i love about playing this game is the fact that allegonquinn... or whatver they call the main island, reminds me sooo much of the real manhattan that it totally takes me back.
they really nailed the style of the buildings and neighborhoods. even though its condensed and things arent exactly in the same spots, it really captures the feeling of the city in many spots.
i honestly hadnt missed NYC at all in the last 3 years until i played  this game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 09, 2008, 05:40:24 PM
slim, when you say you just moved to the bronx... did you mean bohan?

cuz i just moved there... after my apartment in broker was burned by dimitri.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 10, 2008, 06:55:26 PM
slim, when you say you just moved to the bronx... did you mean bohan?

cuz i just moved there... after my apartment in broker was burned by dimitri.

yuh, thats bohan, aka the bronx. i'm way past that now.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 10, 2008, 09:14:17 PM
I just picked up Mario Kart Wii today.
Fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 10, 2008, 09:43:46 PM
I am looking forward to getting that at some point.  It looks like a blast.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 10, 2008, 11:17:55 PM

played a little more GTA online tonite.

there are really some great things to do with the online games.

the first few times i played i just tried the different racing games, and some of them were great.

but tonite i tried the team deathmatch. i though it might bore me some, since i've played so many realistic FPS online over the last few years. though i was totally surprised and impressed with the gameplay. the maps are huge and its really fun driving and running all over the city in a totally open free-for-all.
this is one thing that is somewhat revolutionary in this game.
unlike your typical shooter, ie: COD or rainbow, with GTA there are so many options as to how you can approach  a match. i started snping from a very far distance and then switched it up to run and gun, then i hijacked a few cars and tried running people down, and then finally i got someone to ride shotgun and we did drive-bys.
so instead of just running at each other or camping a match out with something like COd, where eventually every match takes on the same general approach, with GTA i think there are so many possibilities, and i can see how the application of multiplayer to an open world game could really be something new and exciting.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 11, 2008, 02:58:40 AM
interesting... i'll have to check it out
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 11, 2008, 11:06:06 AM
the multiplayer is awesome, i had tons of fun doing it yesterday
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 11, 2008, 11:13:30 AM
yeah, i'm finally allowed in manhattan!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 11, 2008, 11:37:07 AM
before you unlock all of the islands, you might want to get that "One Man Army" achievement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMuXH0lyALk
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 11, 2008, 08:32:53 PM
before you unlock all of the islands, you might want to get that "One Man Army" achievement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMuXH0lyALk

yuh.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 11, 2008, 08:49:49 PM
i just flew around with the helicopter, it was pretty easy.  stay high (my motto ALWAYS), and keep movin!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on May 11, 2008, 09:19:29 PM
and then finally i got someone to ride shotgun and we did drive-bys.

 :lol:.  That's fantastic!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 12, 2008, 11:55:58 PM
hey, do i have to go to my safe house to save my game before turning it off?

does it save after completing every mission?

sometimes i just dont want to drive all the way back to the bronx when i'm way down in the financial district
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on May 13, 2008, 12:08:21 AM
hey, do i have to go to my safe house to save my game before turning it off?

does it save after completing every mission?

sometimes i just dont want to drive all the way back to the bronx when i'm way down in the financial district

it auto-saves after each mission, you should see a notification as such in the top left corner i think, as it plays that cool "i just completed a mission" noise.

other than that, you do want to go back to a safe house if you've just been goofin around for a while and made money or got some cool weapons or cars that you'd want to save for later.  otherwise, you just wake up at a safe house with your last completed mission done.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 13, 2008, 08:50:21 AM
sorry for the vagueness, but i believe i heard 'something' about a big gaming announcement from microsoft coming down the pike this week.
i'll reply if i hear more.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 13, 2008, 09:58:27 AM
They're going to officially announce that they are switching to blu-ray?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 13, 2008, 01:28:46 PM
They're going to officially announce that they are switching to blu-ray?

well, i dont think so, since 360s dont incorporate hddvd to begin with. it was an add-on device, and they already announced there would be a blu-ray drive add on coming out a few months ago. it was supposed to be out in may though and it isnt out yet as far as i know.  maybe they are announcing a date, but i dont think thats it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 13, 2008, 01:57:52 PM
ah.
I don't follow those platforms too closely.


on the other hand, Markio Kart Wii is mad fun.
anyone else get it yet?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on May 13, 2008, 02:05:53 PM
ah.
I don't follow those platforms too closely.


on the other hand, Markio Kart Wii is mad fun.
anyone else get it yet?

A friend called and said I HAD to get it.   :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishJY on May 13, 2008, 11:22:09 PM
They're going to officially announce that they are switching to blu-ray?

well, i dont think so, since 360s dont incorporate hddvd to begin with. it was an add-on device, and they already announced there would be a blu-ray drive add on coming out a few months ago. it was supposed to be out in may though and it isnt out yet as far as i know.  maybe they are announcing a date, but i dont think thats it.

You are correct on that, sir.  See http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=182288

Another big rumor (and I stress RUMOR) was that MS was going to re-release the 360 in a smaller form factor case.  See http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/13/microsoft-says-no-new-xbox-360s-in-2009/

It might possibly be the Jasper chipset (65nm, if you are a dork) http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/08/xbox-360s-65nm-jasper-chipset-in-the-works-for-august-release/

Yes, I am an engadget faithful... After the prank at CES, I figured that they were pretty cool.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 14, 2008, 09:34:30 AM
i'm a dork... but i prefer the 45nm chipsets
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 14, 2008, 09:48:14 PM
well mainly i guess there are a lot of things coming out of the microsoft gaming conference this week.
nothing big i care about so far...

EXCEPT!!!!

TOO HUMAN finally has a release date!!

August 19th the end all be all of video games as we know it will arrive.  8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 05, 2008, 12:06:14 PM
well, after months and months of waiting and empty promises, i FINALLY got my PSP today!

woot woot!

it is the basic/base model, so no games or memory sticks or anything, but the device itself is pretty impressive... its got a great form factor, smaller than i was expecting, and weighs very little...

its fairly easy to use, not mac easy, but easy enough... has a web browser and rss reader...

anyhoo, i was thinking of stopping at gamestop on my way home from work today to grab a used game... any thoughts on what i should grab?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 05, 2008, 01:33:11 PM
well, after months and months of waiting and empty promises, i FINALLY got my PSP today!

woot woot!

it is the basic/base model, so no games or memory sticks or anything, but the device itself is pretty impressive... its got a great form factor, smaller than i was expecting, and weighs very little...

its fairly easy to use, not mac easy, but easy enough... has a web browser and rss reader...

anyhoo, i was thinking of stopping at gamestop on my way home from work today to grab a used game... any thoughts on what i should grab?

star wars battlefront... whatver the last one they released for psp is called.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 05, 2008, 01:36:53 PM
actually check out the most recent reviews on xplays list:

http://www.g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/index.html

a bunch of good stuff there.


god of war: chains of olympus is supposed to be the dope shit.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 08:31:04 PM
well... a couple of things i'm thinking about today as i really wish i still had my copy of COD4......... :|


first:
Jephrey is always talking about buying his activision and EA stock... well, just a random idea, you should look into  UBISOFT, if you're interested in gaming stock. i forget why, but i was watching something the other day that made me think that it'd be a good buy.----NOW THAT's A TIP!! BOOOOOYAAHAHHHHH!!!!


second:

anyone else hear about all the layoffs at lucasARTS??
like 50-100 people or somethin. and subsequently a bunch of leaked rumores about upcoming games...BATTLEFRONTS 3 PLEEEEEEEASe!!!!

anyway, also today there was another rumor about them closing their internal studio once FOrce Unleashed was done, which i believe they then 'officially' denied.
anyway... SELL!! SELL!! SELLLLLL!!!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on June 09, 2008, 08:35:34 PM
waiting for the new Ninja Gaiden
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 09:29:57 PM
waiting for the new Ninja Gaiden

... yeah, it's nice, but apparently the one MAjor flaw with it is the exact one flaw that should have been fixed from the last game: the camera is wack, and 90% of your deaths come from an off screen adversary, and in many cases the camera angle goes completely screwey and you cant even see what you are doing.
Xplay gave 4 stars though despite this major flaw.

unfortunately, i've got a month and a half until SOul Caliber 4 comes out, but after that it is GAME on for the rest of the year, with at least 3 or 4 majorly sweet games coming out in august and september. two weeks after soul caliber it is TOO HUMAN, and then force unleashed, and on and on and on.

COD5 was also announced, and unfortunately it will not be made by infinity ward, but rather by the team that made COD3. also it will return to WWII in the pacific theatre..... meh.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on June 09, 2008, 09:35:28 PM
I've been out of the loop when it comes to games lately.  Hell, it took me two weeks to get gta4
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 09:37:38 PM
I've been out of the loop when it comes to games lately.  Hell, it took me two weeks to get gta4

dont get me wrong, the game still looks dope...and bloody as hell, but i'd suggest a rental and not a buy.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on June 09, 2008, 09:38:03 PM
I will def try it out before I go out and buy it
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 09:51:42 PM
another good thing about single player games that have no long term online involvement is that they usually end up being available as a cheaper USED game very quickly.
that's why i waited a few months to buy assassins creed, and i got it at half price.

i have to admit though that i've been thining about DLing the original ninja gaiden from XBOX live since it became available.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on June 09, 2008, 09:53:42 PM
I don't play as much as I used to.  I have plenty of games that I still have not beaten yet
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 10:05:11 PM
I don't play as much as I used to.  I have plenty of games that I still have not beaten yet

thats the great thing about XBOX360s... i would never finish half the games i have owned if it wasnt for me being an achievement Whore!--achievement points might be one of the greatest ideas in console gaming ever.


BTW, another thing i heard that i thought was funny.

METAL GEAR SOLID (3/4/?) -- a exclusive game that Sony is hinging much of their hopes on for 08, tried and faioled to keep a bunch of 'negative points' out of a review by game informer. including 90 MINUTE cut scenes!!! ouch!!
also, i cant remember the specifics, but about 3 or 4 other exclusive titles for sony were scratched in order to refocus resources to other projects. basically, they are squirming about as they have for the last year or so adn trying to find the solution to the fact that they are completely dead in the water. in all reality the war is over though, IMO. and they will never recover from this generation of consoles.


ALSO, SOCOM confrontation is finally slated fro release this fall for SONY.
this game was the only reason i considered buying a PS3 over a year and a half ago!!! well 2 years of waiting and ... ehhh... it looks pretty good. multiplayer online only though. and definitely not a justification for abandoning my 360 at this point. bummer it couldnt be both consoles, but i cant ever see myself allocating funds for a second console, unless i finally get that 6 figure job i've been looking for!  :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 09, 2008, 10:21:34 PM
Force Unleashed is not until Sept. 16.

I may not live that long!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 09, 2008, 10:59:31 PM
Force Unleashed is not until Sept. 16.

I may not live that long!

i'll still be raving about 'TOO human' at that point!!-- august 19th!!!!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 10, 2008, 08:35:17 PM
well, a few interesting things on XPLAY tonite (-yes, i watch it religiously).

first, along with YOda for the 360, and vADer for the PS3 as characters in the upcoming SOUL CALIBER FOUR release (-july29), a new character for both systems has been revealed: the main protagonist from FORCE UNLEASHED!--'starwielder'??... i think thats the name... anyway, cool, nice cross promotion!

and i guess jephrey alreasy knows this since he owns their stock but ACtivision acquired viendi(SP?) games and has become Activision blizzard. sweet!...i  guess.

also, XPLAY rated the new drivng game GRID with 5 stars! wow. i played the demo once and i wasnt that blown away, but i guess i'll have to go back and make sure now. they very rarely hand out 5 out of 5.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 11, 2008, 11:47:47 AM
well, i went back and played the demo for GRID, and i agree its a dope game, especially if you are into racing games.
most notably is the very realistic damage that the cars take.
overall a realistic game, but without the tuning aspects of a FORZA or Gran Turismo. which for me is a major plus.
basically combining the best of the arcade and realistic genres of  racing games.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 11, 2008, 12:23:51 PM
eh... it seems that over the years my taste for video game genres has narrowed...

basically i like sports, fps (that are realistic - not halo), gta series... thats about it... i haven't played a platform game in forever, and racing games never did it for me...

i like sports & fps title because the replayability is so high... IE, i played PES 2007 (soccer) for over a year and never got bored of it... i'd still be playing it if 2008 hadnt come out.

same with fps, and its totally because of multiplayer here... the single player stuff for socom, rainbow 6, cod, etc never did anything for me.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 11, 2008, 12:41:49 PM
eh... it seems that over the years my taste for video game genres has narrowed...

basically i like sports, fps (that are realistic - not halo), gta series... thats about it... i haven't played a platform game in forever, and racing games never did it for me...

i like sports & fps title because the replayability is so high... IE, i played PES 2007 (soccer) for over a year and never got bored of it... i'd still be playing it if 2008 hadnt come out.

same with fps, and its totally because of multiplayer here... the single player stuff for socom, rainbow 6, cod, etc never did anything for me.

yeah, my tastes continue to change, but stay the same also.
i go through cycles.
i LOVE FPS, but this last half of a year, i've completely started hating them based solely on the fact that i cant stand the people i end up playing them with. if i still had a crew like i did with SOCOM, i'd probably be playing one right now.

though, personally i feel my tastes broadening, mainly because of the quality of different material in all genres that is coming out these days.
i'm even considering buying the new Tom CLancy RTS  'end game' thats coming out because it looks so dope-- a genre i havent touched in decades.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 11, 2008, 01:15:18 PM
BTW. I AM HOME ALL WEEK, so......

if anyone wants to set up a time to play some multiplyer GTA, then leave a note here and i'll definitely party up with you.

unfortunately its the only game i have right now, but hopefully when i get back to work i'll be able to re-purchase COD and finally grab that map pack.
even though its been out a long time now, i dont really see any other FPS dethroning the multiplayer anytime soon.
as far as i know Rainbow2 online sorta sucked.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 11, 2008, 07:39:07 PM
FYI, if you do re-purchase COD4, be sure to get the Game Of The Year Edition, which includes the Map Pack!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on June 11, 2008, 10:26:58 PM
I looked into UBISOFT and thought about it a bit...  I'll probably get out of EA when I can break even.  I'm more hoping for a good merger between Vivendi (Blizzard) and Activision even though I don't have many shares...  I'll grab more if it drops.  EA is messing up trying to get Take Two, but in holding on, there may be a point where it just blows up.

Ubisoft may have hit its run at the end of last year, I don't think there's much more gain left.
(http://www.reuters.com/charts/cr/?symbol=UBIP.PA&display=mountain&width=172&height=124&frequency=1week&duration=5year)


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 11, 2008, 10:29:32 PM
sorry, but i hope EA fails miserably with their attempts on Take-Two.  everything EA touches turns to shit, and then stagnates despite annual "new" versions.  i've been sick of their awfulness for a long time, and i don't want it spreading like herpes to my favorite developer.  do you really want GTA '09?? :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on June 11, 2008, 10:40:32 PM
I've got nothing personal with EA, just want the stock to go up so I can cash in.  I don't play, nor do I care much for 1st person gaming so GTA 09 sounds fine to me...  But I can see your point, just like I wouldn't want M$ to buy Adobe or something like that.

BTW  Mario Kart Wii rules!!!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 11, 2008, 11:03:49 PM
i just don't think they promote a good atmosphere for their developers, and in general, don't release consistently good games.  there are rare outbursts of genius, like NHL '08 for instance, and maybe Fight Night 3, but i find them to be more interested in gouging their customers with annual point releases and buying out exclusive licenses to stifle competition - which in turn gives them very little motivation to innovate.  not a company i would invest in, personally... YMMV
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on June 12, 2008, 12:45:03 AM
I'm hoping for at least some pickup because of iPhone software since EA seems to be one of those that will make games.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 12, 2008, 07:50:28 AM
BTW  Mario Kart Wii rules!!!!

Yes. It is much fun....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 12, 2008, 11:23:31 AM
FYI, if you do re-purchase COD4, be sure to get the Game Of The Year Edition, which includes the Map Pack!

ahhh, didnt know that, very good call...



also, i think it was whyweigh who brought up Ninja gaiden 2. well, i DLed the DEMo yesterday, and played the whole thing. i have to say its an awesome fuckin game. the camera does suck at times, but besides that the game is pretty much flawless.
and i dont know why i would ever encourage anyone to rent a game, stupid me, just DL the demo from XBOX live.  you dont even need a gold membership (in other words its free).
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 12, 2008, 03:45:19 PM
I've bought EA's college football games for the last 10 years or so.  Two years ago they released the best football game ever, then last year's came out and was straight-up garbage.  So much cheapness and glitches, it makes you wonder what the hell they're doing all year.  I've never liked the Maddens, but I do love FIFA.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 12, 2008, 03:51:07 PM
FIFA's a decent game, but WTF happened 2 years ago when they released a "Road to the World Cup" edition, then a "World Cup Edition", THEN their FIFA '07!!!  3 soccer games in a year, each one missing content that the other one has, and all pretty crappy in general.

don't even get me started on Madden, where features as simple as retro jerseys that have been around since the Genesis days mysteriously disappear on the 'next-gen' consoles... only to magically re-appear as downloadable content (for a pretty penny, of course)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 12, 2008, 03:52:27 PM
if you like the FIFA series and you are a serious soccer fan, then you owe it to yourself to check out PES 2008..  its a much better game in terms of real soccer gameplay.

it has less licensed teams and stadiums, BUT the way the game plays is much closer to a real soccer match... player movement, tactics, ball handling, passing, etc is all much much better.

FIFA is catching up as konami hasnt done a lot lately, but its still a superior game to FIFA, IMO
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 12, 2008, 03:54:40 PM
I set a new personal record on wii bowling last night!   :lol:  That game is so simple, yet it has provided hours of entertainment so far. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on June 13, 2008, 11:06:40 PM
My best to beat:
775 on the golf target practice...  6x100, 3x50, 1x25

I'm in the 260s for my bowling high  IIRC  8-)  My son is up in the 270s.

Then there's that bowling practice where it gives you more and more pins.  I think my high was 669 or something like that and my son got up in the 700s.  He has a technique where he moves his guy all the way to the right and then rotates to bank the shot off the other wall.

6 year olds dude.

Anyone play battletank on wii play...  I hated battletank on atari but this is one of my favorite games ever.  My personal best was around level 20 and when my boy and I play 2 player, well, I think that was about the same...  tanks rule.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 14, 2008, 11:18:24 AM
i watched KING OF KONG; a fistfull of quarters last night.

if you havent seen this movie, its a must if you are an old school video game head like myself.


i think its gonna motivate me to get online today and try and top some of the scores on PAC MAN CHampionship Edition on xboxlive.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 14, 2008, 08:39:52 PM
i watched KING OF KONG; a fistfull of quarters last night.

if you havent seen this movie, its a must if you are an old school video game head like myself.


Where'd you see it?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on June 14, 2008, 10:10:17 PM
It's already been released on DVD.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 15, 2008, 08:39:16 AM
i watched KING OF KONG; a fistfull of quarters last night.

if you havent seen this movie, its a must if you are an old school video game head like myself.


Where'd you see it?

g4 is playing it this summer every once in awhile.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 17, 2008, 11:14:51 PM
Check this shit out...
[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw[/youtube]
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: flufhed on June 17, 2008, 11:20:42 PM
As soon as he said he had to find a way to mount that shit to his head...I decided this poor guy has NEVER been laid!  Or he would not spend this much of his free time doing things like this.  Gotta love the internet...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on June 17, 2008, 11:31:18 PM
johnnylee rules!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 18, 2008, 05:28:03 AM
As soon as he said he had to find a way to mount that shit to his head...I decided this poor guy has NEVER been laid!  Or he would not spend this much of his free time doing things like this.  Gotta love the internet...
People probably said that about Bill Gates.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 19, 2008, 10:09:20 PM
This might need to go in the "You Won;t Be Seeing Much of Me Around Here in the Next Few Weeks" thread, but I just got home with a new PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4 and GTA4....see you dewds in July!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: flufhed on June 19, 2008, 10:14:15 PM
This might need to go in the "You Won;t Be Seeing Much of Me Around Here in the Next Few Weeks" thread, but I just got home with a new PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4 and GTA4....see you dewds in July!

Very nice!!!

I just dusted off my PS2 today...  :-(

Enjoy that shit dude...and more like see you in November!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on June 19, 2008, 10:16:17 PM
let us know how the new metal gear is
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 19, 2008, 10:39:05 PM
This might need to go in the "You Won;t Be Seeing Much of Me Around Here in the Next Few Weeks" thread, but I just got home with a new PS3, Metal Gear Solid 4 and GTA4....see you dewds in July!


yeah apparently MGS4 is da  bomb and a strong candidate for game of the year.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 20, 2008, 01:24:57 AM
i was never a fan of the earlier ones, which i played on friends' PSone's (i've never actually owned a Playstation - was stuck on N64 for a while, till the Xbox came out).  but i must say, the graphics on the new MGS4 look amazing. 

and yeah, see ya next year!  GTA4 is a game i could be playing for a good part of the next decade
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 20, 2008, 08:21:18 AM
really?  I'm already totally bored with GTA4
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 20, 2008, 08:49:26 AM
really?  I'm already totally bored with GTA4

i haven't had much time to play it lately, but the sheer scale of the game is just amazing to me.  i'm loving driving through all these areas that i sorta recognize and at the same time sorta don't...  they NAILED northern Aldernay (what is Bergen County in real life), which is pretty cool to me at least!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 20, 2008, 06:14:53 PM
really?  I'm already totally bored with GTA4

i haven't had much time to play it lately, but the sheer scale of the game is just amazing to me.  i'm loving driving through all these areas that i sorta recognize and at the same time sorta don't...  they NAILED northern Aldernay (what is Bergen County in real life), which is pretty cool to me at least!
really?  I'm already totally bored with GTA4

i agree wioth both.
thats why im shefing it for awhile and hopefully will come bac t oit evetually.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 20, 2008, 06:18:32 PM
well, I couldn't put down Tony Hawk (I'm a THPS junkie), so I'll try Metal Gear tonight when I get home from work.  Now I have to hit the 'paug up at office since the new purchase!  I'm sure I will get tired of GTA4 too, I did with the other versions, but I am psyched to just check out the vastness of it all.  I'm really more of a sports and driving fan, but I like it all....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 20, 2008, 06:20:57 PM
well, I couldn't put down Tony Hawk (I'm a THPS junkie), so I'll try Metal Gear tonight when I get home from work.  Now I have to hit the 'paug up at office since the new purchase!  I'm sure I will get tired of GTA4 too, I did with the other versions, but I am psyched to just check out the vastness of it all.  I'm really more of a sports and driving fan, but I like it all....

get GRID if you are a driving fan. totally dope.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 23, 2008, 09:27:27 AM
played the GRID demo, which was pretty sweet, and the graphics are nice!  i suck at driving games in general, but it felt a bit more arcade-like than the rest of them so was quite enjoyable.  i still prefer the Burnout series though, always loved the feel of their games.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 23, 2008, 09:17:28 PM
AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTt!!!!

i just went and bought yet ANOther COD4 copy...youre welcome activision shareholders...

anyway, i got the GAme o year ed. & i'm going online right freakin now.

find me kids... there will be blood!!  :samurai:

((after i get pwnd for a few hours of getting my game back))


seriously though, we should all find at lesat an hour a week to party up with all the paugers who have played.
it'd be groovy.
peace,
-slim.

TANGO DOWN!
(...wait, was that socom? or rainbow?...fuck it)  8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 24, 2008, 06:08:41 PM
well, a big thanks to iguana and tet for linking up w it me yesterday and today!!

maybe if we can scrounge up one or two more of us, we could try and set an hour or two apart a week to all get on together and party up.

not like we wouldnt get are arses kicked, but it'd be a lot of fun to play with everyone.

add your name if you are in, and afeter we get at least 4 peeps we could try and find once or twice a week where we are all free.

1.shakedownslim.













BTW., playing cod4 again is making me jones for the new socom... i think if i can somehow track down my old clan before it comes out i might look into buying a ps3.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: TheIguana on June 24, 2008, 11:08:59 PM
Great gaming last night VA slim, fun stuff...i'm down for a paug clan

you definitely kicked some ass for being out of the COD4 loop for so long  :-)

lets get our arses kicked paug style!!

1. shakedownslim.
2. thxMrMinor


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 24, 2008, 11:15:42 PM
had fun yesterday too, hadn't played COD4 much lately so it was good to get into a few games - glad we finally won one!!!

1. shakedownslim
2. thxMrMinor
3. stank kind

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 24, 2008, 11:34:51 PM
perhaps i need to wander over to my local gamestop and pick up a copy of COD4, just so i can get my ass kicked.

seriously, i haven't turned on the xbox for gaming in over a month.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 03:30:44 PM
perhaps i need to wander over to my local gamestop and pick up a copy of COD4, just so i can get my ass kicked.

seriously, i haven't turned on the xbox for gaming in over a month.

yeah, either make sure you get the "game of the year edition" or if you can get an old used one for less than $50, than you can just DL the mappack from th estore--$10 i think.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 03:43:59 PM
had fun yesterday too, hadn't played COD4 much lately so it was good to get into a few games - glad we finally won one!!!

1. shakedownslim
2. thxMrMinor
3. stank kind




great playin wit ya'll too!!

hopefully we can get at least one more, then we'll have enough peeps to ignore anyother straglers in a room!
 :lol:


AND, BTW., if anyone out there isnt sure about playing COD4, just give it a shot to hang out and have some fun!
its not serious or anything, it'd just be cool to have some friends to screw around with for a few laughs!

i think Phishjy might be in??? maybe i should PM him...

anyway, i'll change my clan to PAUG tonite since my old caln is pretty much defunct. and i have one good friend that i can bring along as a ringer as well!
 :samurai:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 05:19:32 PM
oh yeah... and one more thing......

I'm thinking of buying a ps3 so i can play the new socom when it comes out.

IF anyone happens to have a used one they might be interested in getting rid of relatively cheap, LMK.
thanks,
slim.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 06:30:41 PM
i'm down for GTA as well!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 25, 2008, 06:51:11 PM
question.... does slim have a life?

question 2.... how old is slim?


;) just giving you shit
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 07:09:53 PM
question.... does slim have a life?

question 2.... how old is slim?


;) just giving you shit

a. n
b. old
c.i know

D. JEDI: I NEED YOUR HELP.......

so i'm sittin here racking my brain about possibly going for a ps3 for the new socom in sept.

problem is, i've lost all my info about my friends/clans, and i sold my ps2,,,,,

question: do you still have your ps2 and socom??

if so... maybe you could help me out.
like look up some of my old friends and get them a message to contact me online.

its a longshot and a half, but LMK if your up for some serious BS hunting.


if not, go buy COD bum! :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 25, 2008, 07:12:03 PM
no... i sold my ps2 to buy GRAW2 last year.  sorry

oh, and you get 1/2 a pass cuz you live in NE
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 07:14:07 PM
no... i sold my ps2 to buy GRAW2 last year.  sorry

oh, and you get 1/2 a pass cuz you live in NE

 :lol:
that s when i sold mine!

damn, i'm stumped...
looks like i need to get a hold of a crappy ps2 someone around here has lying around.
maybe the game store will let em borrow there's for a hot minute!  :lol:


anyway... COD calls. see ya tomorrow! :-P
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 25, 2008, 08:05:25 PM
do you have GameStop's in Neb?  Not sure if they have the same policy on systems, but on games they have like a 7-10 day return policy, no questions asked.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 25, 2008, 10:07:24 PM
do you have GameStop's in Neb?  Not sure if they have the same policy on systems, but on games they have like a 7-10 day return policy, no questions asked.


heh. uh knowing me i'd forget and return it on the 11th day... but yeah i gots the gamestop nazis.


i think i'm going to use the idea of being able to waste $400 as motivation to quit smoking!
who's behind me?!? :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 26, 2008, 02:45:46 PM
do you have GameStop's in Neb?  Not sure if they have the same policy on systems, but on games they have like a 7-10 day return policy, no questions asked.


heh. uh knowing me i'd forget and return it on the 11th day... but yeah i gots the gamestop nazis.


i think i'm going to use the idea of being able to waste $400 as motivation to quit smoking!
who's behind me?!? :|

Do it!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 26, 2008, 02:52:59 PM

Do it!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 26, 2008, 03:06:55 PM

Do it!

yeah, that's a no-brainer.

it's not like smokes are addicting or anything  :samurai:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on June 27, 2008, 01:58:14 AM
Do it!

You'll also be amazed by how good food tastes again.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: flufhed on June 27, 2008, 02:00:54 AM
Did this switch to the anti-smoking thread or something? 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 27, 2008, 12:02:32 PM
(http://bp3.blogger.com/_4s5pmFL_ZlQ/R8tqoRdFLHI/AAAAAAAAAVg/ARh9DEWqaYA/s320/SMOKING+MOTIVATIONAL+POSTERS.jpg)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on June 27, 2008, 12:03:57 PM
Do it!

You'll also be amazed by how good food tastes again.

Yeah, I had heard that. (I'm not a smoker, nor have I ever been) I have also heard your sense of smell increases dramatically as well. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 27, 2008, 12:27:17 PM
Do it!

You'll also be amazed by how good food tastes again.

Yeah, I had heard that. (I'm not a smoker, nor have I ever been) I have also heard your sense of smell increases dramatically as well. 

The sense of smell is a large part of the taste process.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 30, 2008, 03:07:04 PM
must stop playing COD.
no sleep.










iguana and me are tearin it up reppin the paug though.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 30, 2008, 03:13:46 PM
pes 2009 announced with october 1 ship date in the US!! :banana:

yeah, i don't have to wait till march to have the best game on the planet!

woohoo....

ps... slim, i'm not getting COD cuz i got inspired by the Euro 08 tourney to start playing my pes 2008 game again, and thats probably gonna last me till 2009 comes out
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 30, 2008, 03:18:01 PM
w00t!

someone's gotta grab TOO HUMAN in august though and play the online co-op with me though.

that game is going to be f-in epic.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on June 30, 2008, 03:25:19 PM
w00t!

someone's gotta grab TOO HUMAN in august though and play the online co-op with me though.

that game is going to be f-in epic.

just read a 'preview' of it.  i had been pretty meh on this game for a while, and after reading this, might just rent it at first, but it could still be pretty epic.

http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/06/preview-too-hum.html
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 30, 2008, 03:34:57 PM
w00t!

someone's gotta grab TOO HUMAN in august though and play the online co-op with me though.

that game is going to be f-in epic.

just read a 'preview' of it.  i had been pretty meh on this game for a while, and after reading this, might just rent it at first, but it could still be pretty epic.

http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/06/preview-too-hum.html

yeah, the story behind this game, and moreso the WAIT for this game is epic in itself.
the game has had a following for years, before it even existed really.
made by the makers of the baldur's gate series i believe....silicon knights...
should be a unique combo of action and RPG types.
it just might turn out to be a darkhorse for game of the year if it delivers.


MAKE sure you check out the trailer in XBOXLIVE marketplace
& a playable demo coming real soon...

also:
http://toohuman.net/
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 03, 2008, 09:05:02 AM
Checking in for those of us on the Wii front of things...
My eldest daughter received Mario Galaxy for her birthday last week (from me, of course,) and it totally rocks.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on July 03, 2008, 09:07:26 AM
Nice, I'll have to check that out.  However, it's on a list behind Mario Kart presently.  Unless you would suggest otherwise.   
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 03, 2008, 09:25:54 AM
Just get them both.
Mario Kart is great for a party whereas Mario Galaxy is not.
Both are quite fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 03, 2008, 10:49:01 AM
watched the new trailer on Xlive last night for star wars force unleashed.
had seen most of the footage, but still dope.

also, in anticipation of soul caliber 4 later this month, namco revamped the original for Xboxlive... pretty sweet HD makeover for only 800 MSP.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 03, 2008, 02:09:52 PM
Force Unleashed is still due in Sept. right?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on July 03, 2008, 02:49:30 PM
Force Unleashed is still due in Sept. right?

Quote
April 3, 2008 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has an official U.S. release date of Sept. 16, 2008, in the United States, LucasArts announced.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 03, 2008, 03:27:38 PM
two days after my birthday...

 :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 03, 2008, 04:51:07 PM
Checking in for those of us on the Wii front of things...
My eldest daughter received Mario Galaxy for her birthday last week (from me, of course,) and it totally rocks.

Super Mario Galaxy is a phenomenal game.  i've only gotten thru the first 3 worlds i think, but it's a load of fun.  gorgeous graphics for a Wii game, and going back to their platforming roots was brilliantly executed.  i've really enjoyed the time i've spent playing this, and now that i'm thinking about it, maybe i'll toss it back in the Wii this weekend if i have time.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 08, 2008, 03:37:01 PM
just watched about 30 minutes worth of new video footage of SOCOM 4 confrontation, from the pre E3 conference release.

http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/906/906076/vids_1.html

damn, looks pretty sick, and very SOCOM true. i think i'll be buying a Ps3...... at least i'll get a bluray playa, right? :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on July 08, 2008, 04:44:42 PM
i think i'll be buying a Ps3...... at least i'll get a bluray playa, right? :-D

Huge plus.  and if I'm not mistaken, it's cheaper than buying a straight-up bluray player.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 08, 2008, 08:31:39 PM
damn!
just saw a release date of march 09 for star wars Battlefront III!!!!
suwheeeet!!
can't come soon enough. love that game!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 08, 2008, 08:37:10 PM
oh, aND  here is G4tv's schedule for coverage of E3 08, next week:


JUL
08
2008
   G4's Massive E308 Coverage Announced
Posted By: Robt. Juster - Tuesday, July 08, 2008 12:45 PM

As you might imagine, E3 is a very special time of year here at the G4 offices... You’ll never see a giddier bunch of nerds and geeks in your whole life as in the week leading up to E3.  With that in mind, and ahead of the official G4 press release, we wanted to give you an idea of what to expect from our E3 coverage will be this year.  With over 17 hours of live coverage on G4 – including COMMERCIAL FREE coverage of the Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo press conferences – its going to be quite a week. And if that’s not enough, you can count on the G4tv.com team to bring you even more: Every single trailer and screenshot, live streaming coverage of all press conference (not just the big three but all the rest), special editions of The MMO Report, Sessler’s Soapbox and Freestyle 101, and more.  Oh yeah, and we’ll be launching an HD version of our video player so you can watch high res versions of all of your favorite E3 trailers. Bamph!

As always, you’ll be able to enjoy highlights of our E3 coverage (and tons of web-exclusives) on G4tv.com... along with coverage extended to G4 Podcasts and G4 Mobile (now available on VCAST). G4 on Demand (VOD) coverage on you cable/ satellite set-top box will start July 17th.

We’re beyond excited, and as you make your way down this list, you will be too.  Keep in mind that the games listed in the coverage below are actual demos, not simple previews or teaser trailers.  That’s how we roll.

Monday July 14th
1PM ET – Half-hour pre-show followed by the entire Microsoft Press Conference – live and commercial free on-air and online.
6PM ET – EA Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
7PM ET – Two-hour E3 Preview Show featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Fallout 3
    * Fable 2
    * Halo Wars
    * Ghostbusters : The Videogame
    * Silent Hill: Homecoming

Tuesday July 15th
12PM ET – Live on-air and online streaming, commercial free coverage of the Nintendo Press conference
2:30PM ET - Live on-air and online streaming, commercial free coverage of the Sony Press conference
5:30PM ET – Ubisoft Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
6:00PM ET– Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Gears of War 2
    * Resistance 2
    * Killzone 2
    * Rock Band 2
    * Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    * Prince of Persia
    * Street Fighter IV
    * Lord of the Rings: Conquest
    * Dark Void

7:30PM ET – CAPCOM Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
11:30PM ET – ACTIVISION Press Conference - Streaming coverage on G4tv.com

Wednesday July 16th
5:30PM ET - KONAMI Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
6PM ET – Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Resident Evil 5
    * FarCry 2
    * LittleBigPlanet
    * Dead Space
    * Spore
    * InFamous
    * Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
    * Left 4 Dead
    * Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
    * Crysis: Warhead
    * Shaun White Snowboarding
    * Deadly Creatures

Thursday, July 17th
6PM ET – Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Mirror's Edge
    * Madden NFL '09
    * Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
    * Tom Clancy's EndWar
    * Project Origin
    * Banjo Kazooie
    * Face Breaker

Friday, July 18th
7PM ET – Attack of the Show E3 Wrap-up Special
8PM ET – X-Play “Best of E3” Special

 

So there you go. Keep an eye on AOTS, X-Play and this site for updates.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 10, 2008, 02:29:11 PM
so i got my 3rd Red Ring of Death on my Xbox 360 yesterday... this box lasted since September, so almost a whole year!!  They're getting better :roll:

i immediately set up a repair at their depot, which is still in-warranty for any RRoD issues.  while awaiting the shipping box, i decided to try the "towel trick" - basically, you unplug everything but the power cord, wrap the Xbox in towels (i used 2, but the video claims 3 is the lucky number.  mine were big, so i figured it would be OK).  you then let it 'bake' for about 20-25 minutes while powered on, allowing the whole thing to heat up a lot (note: have a fire extinguisher handy).  then, you unwrap it, turn it off, and let the unit cool for 15-20 minutes.  power it up, and it should work for 4-5 days until you have to repeat the process again.  mine returned to functionality, so hopefully i'll be able to use it through the weekend, after which it will be shipped off for repair. 

i'm really annoyed that i'm having to go through this AGAIN, but at least they're fixing the problem, and compensating me with a month of Xbox Live for the lost time.  yippee. 

i may very well go out and buy a new unit if they announce lower prices/bigger hard drives next week (i've only got the 20 gig, but would happily pick up a discounted Elite unity with a 120 gig drive!)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 10, 2008, 07:40:09 PM
so i got my 3rd Red Ring of Death on my Xbox 360 yesterday... this box lasted since September, so almost a whole year!!  They're getting better :roll:

i immediately set up a repair at their depot, which is still in-warranty for any RRoD issues.  while awaiting the shipping box, i decided to try the "towel trick" - basically, you unplug everything but the power cord, wrap the Xbox in towels (i used 2, but the video claims 3 is the lucky number.  mine were big, so i figured it would be OK).  you then let it 'bake' for about 20-25 minutes while powered on, allowing the whole thing to heat up a lot (note: have a fire extinguisher handy).  then, you unwrap it, turn it off, and let the unit cool for 15-20 minutes.  power it up, and it should work for 4-5 days until you have to repeat the process again.  mine returned to functionality, so hopefully i'll be able to use it through the weekend, after which it will be shipped off for repair. 

i'm really annoyed that i'm having to go through this AGAIN, but at least they're fixing the problem, and compensating me with a month of Xbox Live for the lost time.  yippee. 

i may very well go out and buy a new unit if they announce lower prices/bigger hard drives next week (i've only got the 20 gig, but would happily pick up a discounted Elite unity with a 120 gig drive!)

well...
as far as i know, if you send yours back in, as of ~the beginning of 08, they will mail you a completely new generation model that doesnt have the same probs as the ones from 07 and prior.
i know this sounds vague, and honestly i cant remember the details, but it was sometime about 6 months ago that they made notice that they had finally started producing models that avoided the majority of probs with the earlier models.
i can DEFFinitely say that when my friend here in NEb's box bit it back in the spring and he mailed his in that they sent him a completely new BOx that runs like a champ-- it even sounds quiter and doesnt heat up like his old one...with a very fast turn around time.


personally i'm curious as to if with the drop in the price of the new 360s if SONY will follow suit at all, or if the lone fact that their player has a built in BLuray is the reason they cant and will not any time soon drop their price point...........

fingers crossed that they do, with SOCOM coming out in oct.

they do however, with the release of socom, have an apprently wondeful new blutooth headset soming out that is supposed to be the boomb and can be used with your phone and such aswell as with the games. bundled with the socom release at $6o or only $20 on its own it is more than hlaf as inexpensive as microsoft and nintendos previous units, and is apparently way more solid technology with personal mute and a charger stand.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 10, 2008, 10:52:29 PM
the first time i sent mine in (11 months after i got it), got a refurbed one.  the one i got back in September was a completely new unit.  it had a build date of August '07, and was significantly quieter and, presumably, cooler than my old new one.  so since then, you've heard that they've made a more significant breakthrough?  that would be nice...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 10, 2008, 11:30:04 PM
the first time i sent mine in (11 months after i got it), got a refurbed one.  the one i got back in September was a completely new unit.  it had a build date of August '07, and was significantly quieter and, presumably, cooler than my old new one.  so since then, you've heard that they've made a more significant breakthrough?  that would be nice...

yes, i'm sorry i cant remember the specifics, but it had something to do with a fix... seeing that it was such a common problem, they apparently looked into it extensively and all models built since the first of the year or so apparently are running without the same probs. i think it was around the time they changed the warranty program and extended everyone's 1 year to three years if i recall correctly.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 11, 2008, 12:16:30 AM
i think it was around the time they changed the warranty program and extended everyone's 1 year to three years if i recall correctly.

that was beginning of July last year.  which is why i thought i was getting a better box in September.  guess not... :roll:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 11, 2008, 12:46:52 AM
Sony is not going to lower the prices, as far as I know, they are going to stay the same, but think they are coming out with a 100 gig, which will be $599, and then at some point, they'll discontinue the 40 gig like they did with the 20 and 60 gig models...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 11, 2008, 10:48:26 AM
Sony is not going to lower the prices, as far as I know, they are going to stay the same, but think they are coming out with a 100 gig, which will be $599, and then at some point, they'll discontinue the 40 gig like they did with the 20 and 60 gig models...

even with the fact that working adults our age represent a share of the gaming market consumer, it still seems like sony is taking the elitist high road when it comes to their approach. i dont see much of a future for them with this generation of consoles. its really unfortunate considering the revolutionary numbers they put up with the PS2. :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 11, 2008, 07:50:08 PM
well, they are losing a TON of money on these consoles even at the their current pricepoint, but I really think that they are gaining a little bit marketshare with some of the exclusive releases.  Still though, they are not doing themselves any favors by pricing themselves so high....But I will say, after having the system for about a month now, I LOVE it.  I've never played a 360 though, so I can't compare......I haven't even gone online yet, which is one of the best things about the 360, even though it costs $$ and Sony's is free....I just like the graphics.....they kill.....real reason I chose the Sony over the 360 was that I was going to drop $300 on a Blueray machine and decided to go for the game console too....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 11, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
well, they are losing a TON of money on these consoles even at the their current pricepoint, but I really think that they are gaining a little bit marketshare with some of the exclusive releases.  Still though, they are not doing themselves any favors by pricing themselves so high....But I will say, after having the system for about a month now, I LOVE it.  I've never played a 360 though, so I can't compare......I haven't even gone online yet, which is one of the best things about the 360, even though it costs $$ and Sony's is free....I just like the graphics.....they kill.....real reason I chose the Sony over the 360 was that I was going to drop $300 on a Blueray machine and decided to go for the game console too....

mos def.
actually i was just watching viewer mail on XPlay and someone asked about sony's future in the market and their answer was that they relied on the bluray to sell the console up to this point and it worked, but they dont really make as much cash from movies, so what they really need is a onslaught of original software...
apparently the game "little, big planet" holds hopes of a breakthrough for them as a origianl huge title, and they DO have many internal studios with games in production , but for some reason they are just funked out up to this point. from what i've followed over the last two years, i'd say they have one more year to get their shit seriously rolling or its dunso for the PS3.


ONE QUESTION about the PS#, if you or anyone else knows:

as far as their ONLINE server/system-- have they set up a central server like XBOX LIVE yet, or is it still like it was for PS2 games and each game has its own individual server, supportd by gamefly or whatver independent team??
any clue?
i'm really curious... one thing that keeps me playing XBOX online is the quality of their server and the attention they keep to it with updates and fixes and patches and such. COVERSELY one of the things that made me RUN away from PS2 online was the HORRible LAGGY and glitched out games that were a result of independent and non upkept servers. fact, but does anyone know about the PS3 online?? i'm seriously considering buying one this fall when SOCOM comes out, but if that sh-- LAGGED or wasnt updated, i'd be super f-in dissapointed after being able to play all the FPSs on XBOX live with no such problems.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 12, 2008, 02:16:21 AM
I believe they now how one central server, pretty sure.  Don't know about the quality/lag issues, but I hope to set it up this weekend.  I have wifi in my house, and thePS3 already sees it, I just have to finish the setup and then log on....I'll let you know how it works....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 13, 2008, 08:54:43 PM
Microsoft cuts 20GB Xbox 360 to $299.99, launches 60GB model

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080713-microsoft-cuts-20gb-xbox-360-to-299-99-introduces-60gb-sku.html

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 13, 2008, 09:39:48 PM
ugh, i figured the rumors were just underestimating the price cuts, with Elites getting cheaper too.  guess not! 

the Wii just will not do for this long of a time!  must have XBOX!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 13, 2008, 10:19:32 PM
yeah, i'm really bummed i'm going to miss the live microsoft press conference coverage from E3 on G4tv tomorrow b/c my boss f-ed up and scheduled me on my day off. :evil:
hopefully they'll be replaying it later in the day though.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 13, 2008, 10:24:28 PM
ah sweet, the benefit of working from home  :-D

any idea what time that is on??  will they be interrupting it with commercials again?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 13, 2008, 10:25:42 PM
Monday July 14th
1PM ET – Half-hour pre-show followed by the entire Microsoft Press Conference – live and commercial free on-air and online.
6PM ET – EA Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
7PM ET – Two-hour E3 Preview Show featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Fallout 3**
    * Fable 2
    * Halo Wars
    * Ghostbusters : The Videogame
    * Silent Hill: Homecoming


**theDOPE.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 13, 2008, 10:29:17 PM
sweetness.  just found the whole week schedule:

Monday July 14th
1PM ET – Half-hour pre-show followed by the entire Microsoft Press Conference – live and commercial free on-air and online.
6PM ET – EA Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
7PM ET – Two-hour E3 Preview Show featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Fallout 3
    * Fable 2
    * Halo Wars
    * Ghostbusters : The Videogame
    * Silent Hill: Homecoming

Tuesday July 15th
12PM ET – Live on-air and online streaming, commercial free coverage of the Nintendo Press conference
2:30PM ET - Live on-air and online streaming, commercial free coverage of the Sony Press conference
5:30PM ET – Ubisoft Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
6:00PM ET– Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Gears of War 2
    * Resistance 2
    * Killzone 2
    * Rock Band 2
    * Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    * Prince of Persia
    * Street Fighter IV
    * Lord of the Rings: Conquest
    * Dark Void

7:30PM ET – CAPCOM Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
11:30PM ET – ACTIVISION Press Conference - Streaming coverage on G4tv.com

Wednesday July 16th
5:30PM ET - KONAMI Press Conference - Live streaming coverage on G4tv.com
6PM ET – Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Resident Evil 5
    * FarCry 2
    * LittleBigPlanet
    * Dead Space
    * Spore
    * InFamous
    * Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
    * Left 4 Dead
    * Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
    * Crysis: Warhead
    * Shaun White Snowboarding
    * Deadly Creatures

Thursday, July 17th
6PM ET – Live three hour E308 Special featuring the following DEMOS:

    * Mirror's Edge
    * Madden NFL '09
    * Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
    * Tom Clancy's EndWar
    * Project Origin
    * Banjo Kazooie
    * Face Breaker

Friday, July 18th
7PM ET – Attack of the Show E3 Wrap-up Special
8PM ET – X-Play “Best of E3” Special
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 13, 2008, 10:40:28 PM
yeah i posted it about 8 posts back!  :lol: :wink: :clap:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 13, 2008, 10:55:54 PM
(http://week4paug.net/tet/hijack.gif)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 14, 2008, 10:10:13 PM
 :-D

well, i'm watching the replay of the press conference now...

but i did watch the G4 coverage earlier tonite which was a lot more in depth.


i guess the only real big news today was XBOXs new partnership with netflix and the announcement of fianl fantasy 13 migrating to the 360.


though on tonite's g4 coverage the demos were dope.
in fact  i need to go online right now and DL the new Too human demo!!!!

most impressive thing i saw so far though was by far the FALLOUT 3 demo.
that game looks like the coolest thing ever to come to a console.
it is going to blow people away.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on July 14, 2008, 11:19:33 PM
yeah Fallout 3 really looked amazing.  i'm also pretty pumped for Gears of War 2 and Fable 2. 

overall, a big day for the Xbox, with Final Fantasy XIII coming to the 360 - i don't think anyone expected that bombshell today. 

i'm a bit curious how the Netflix will work.  will it be a Passport/Live account login at Netflix, or can i link ANY Netflix account to my Live account?  my roommate has Netflix, i have the Live account - it would be nice to combine the 2!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on July 14, 2008, 11:31:42 PM
yeah Fallout 3 really looked amazing.  i'm also pretty pumped for Gears of War 2 and Fable 2. 

overall, a big day for the Xbox, with Final Fantasy XIII coming to the 360 - i don't think anyone expected that bombshell today. 

i'm a bit curious how the Netflix will work.  will it be a Passport/Live account login at Netflix, or can i link ANY Netflix account to my Live account?  my roommate has Netflix, i have the Live account - it would be nice to combine the 2!!

I should think that you could link any netflix account... But we'll see.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 15, 2008, 01:41:52 PM
watched the nintendo conference this morning.

sony's up next at 2ET.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 15, 2008, 05:14:47 PM
sonys was interesting. better than nintendo's imo.

the last game they previewed: 'MAG' was seriously intense. 256 player online shooter?!?! though god knows how many years before it will actually come out.
also, the DC universe spot by JIM LEE was cool.
sony always sounds like they have great ideas and things coming down the pike, but CAN THEY DELIVER? the last two years says -hell no. at least not on time!  :lol:

 funny how they had to make the theme of their conference: "a ten year model". -damn, depending  on their future growth to save them is sorta scary.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2008, 06:56:23 PM
 without posting an extensive review of E3, i'll just say that i am VERY stoked for the upcoming year of games.
developers are not only really hitting their stride with the 360 and even the PS3, but they are also starting to take into account, and listen to the consumer a helluva lot more than ever.

many of the improvements to certain game franchises, and many of the new genre of games coming out are a direct result of feedback from gamers and a serious effort to involve and tap into what they want.

certain games like sony's "little big planet" will set the new standard for interactive gaming and user generated content especially with online interactions.
also the inclusion of online co-op in the majority of new games, with the 'hop in/ hop out' at any point in your own single player game is becoming the standard which everyone had hoped for. furthermore games liek FABLE2 will take this concept to the next level and when playing co-op, your friend can actually affect your own custom generated world that exists in your own game.


i know for some this all sounds a bit esoteric or superfluous, but others know that over the last few years, gaming has become the #1 entertainment industry in the world. its because of the revenue and outlook on the future that the major players in the market are now looking for every new avenue and extension of how people have played and perceived playing video games in the past. with the Wii, nintendo alone has completely changed the way certain non traditional gamers view the entertainment value of a gaming console. and for both microsoft and sony this is the future as well, of course along with continually pushing the creative envelope for hardcore gamers. all of the big three, and especially sony, have hopes for their console and online community to become a hub of entertainment for families.


anyway, personally all that extra shit is cool, but i was VERY VERY impressed by the quantity, and more importantly the quality, as well as the creative vision shown by some of the releases due out in the near future.

its a great time to be a gamer. and i dont care how fuckin old i am. i made it through 6 generations of consoles to get to this point, and you can be damn sure i'm going to enjoy it now that i'm still playin'!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on July 19, 2008, 10:27:30 PM
the only thing I actually watched of the coverage was Mortal Kombat vs. DC Comics.  That shit looked sick.  I felt like I was a kid again just watching...but unless these systems come down in price I won't be owning one for a long time  :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 19, 2008, 10:32:46 PM
yeah, the mortal combat v. DC blew me away.
on premise it doesnt really seem like it would be good, but after watching the hands on demo i'm sold.
unreal looking for sure.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 23, 2008, 12:50:18 AM
Well, I've had my PS3 for about a month now, but hadn't unwrapped GTA4 yet since the day I bought it....wow, it's pretty sick....I am only two hours in, but I am right back where I left off with Vice City back in the day....The controls came back instantly, as did the feeling of cracking out....My addiction level is only at "One Toke Over The Line" right now, but that is better than "cut with laxative!"  haha....anyway, everyone's asleep, so I'm off to hit the pipe again!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 29, 2008, 06:12:57 PM
got SOUL CALIBER IV today.

sick sick sick.


if you have any desire to ever own a fighting game on your next gen system, this is ThE one to get.

hella fun playing as YOda. nice tide over until force unleashed in sept. from what i've heard vader will be available for DL from xboxlive too.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on July 29, 2008, 10:36:31 PM
It's a couple pages back but Mario Galaxy is cool as hell.  I'm up on some level like 5 or something but haven't played in a long time.  It is a pretty rad game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on August 01, 2008, 08:37:08 AM
RUSH Fails Playing "Tom Sawyer" on Rock Band

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/cc_insider/2008/07/rush-plays-rock.html


NAS Schools RUSH on "Tom Sawyer" on Rock Band

http://kotaku.com/5031429/rapper-nas-shows-rush-how-tom-sawyer-is-done


Funny stuff.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 01, 2008, 10:52:43 PM
i cant remember whether its the new rock band or i think its the new guitar hero world tour actually...

but the upcoming game has acquired licenses to include hendrix songs.
pretty cool i guess.

i actually just played one of these things for the first time tonite. personally i still find it a little cheesey, but i can see how it could be fun and very addictive like any good game should be.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 01, 2008, 11:17:19 PM
oh also i forgot to mention that an announcement was made that FORCE UNLEASHED will have a FULL demo available soon on XBOX live with a modified version of the  tie fighter level and a full  range of powers unlocked for extra testing just for the demo!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on August 02, 2008, 12:25:47 AM
oh also i forgot to mention that an announcement was made that FORCE UNLEASHED will have a FULL demo available soon on XBOX live with a modified version of the  tie fighter level and a full  range of powers unlocked for extra testing just for the demo!

(http://week4paug.net/tet/greatsuccess.jpg)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: factorz on August 02, 2008, 12:04:57 PM
Hey now,
A couple things I wanted to comment on. It's funny that someone was bringing up Mario Galaxy because I just finished the game the other day and in doing it I realized that some how I had never beat the orginal Super Mario. I have had it as a VC title for some time now, but never gave it alot of attention. Well I am happy to say that I have saved the princess and now have my eye on Mike Tyson  :banana:.

Also I don't know if it's been asked so sorry if this is a repeat, but do we have any Warhawk players on here? To say I am addicated to this game is an understatement. Other games come and go, but Warhawk has been a staple of my playing. My gametag is the same as this one so if you are on there and see me let me know or try to shoot me down  :-D.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 20, 2008, 06:11:40 PM
well, too human has finally arrived to mixed reviews.
Xplay gave it 4 stars.

i think i'll pick it up, but whether or not i pick it up b4 madden is another story.

btw, i got a new LIVe card today, so its back to COD4 tonite!

also hope the FOrce unleashed demo is up.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 23, 2008, 11:40:07 PM
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



heyo.

i got too human yesterday!!!


love itloveit loveit!!

totally stoked to be playing this game!

lots of reviews bashed it to pieces! now i'm sure G4/ XPLAY is the only reivewers i trust period.

if you are into this type of game at all-- well its sorta the first of its kind so maybe you cant really be into this exact type of game-- but anyway, its the best combo action/RPG/ general kickass gamei've played ever! i love it!
yea there are flaws i guess, but bottom line is it is one of the funnest games i've ever played.
not perfectly made neccesarily, but just plain fuckin fun.
it has an adrenaline arcade action that is on par with the best of that genre, and an excellently thought out RPG type character and equipment customization that is will keep those who love to tweak every element of a character emersed with endless options if you choose.


NOW, the only thing missing is for me to find a brave soul to play the onlnine CO-OP with!!

-------------anyone? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASe!!!!!!!!!!!


well, if you give this a try... maybe check out the FREE demo.... then LMK, i'd be super stoked to have a partner in crime to tear shit up with.
holla.












oh, BTW: TET

saw you playing madden 09.... i played the demo and have seen all the reviews which crown it the best footabll game ever and a HUGE improvemnet for the franchise...

---whadayou think??



Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 29, 2008, 06:06:25 PM
well, i hope everyone DLed the FOrce Unleashed demo.
its so coooooooool.  8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on August 29, 2008, 07:50:14 PM
when's that come out again? 2012?

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/starwars2007/video_player.html?id=JyNmlzGr5b0FuzLe&om_act=convert&om_clk=userimagevideo&tag=user_vids;img#share_video
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 30, 2008, 06:24:58 PM
uh...2 weeks.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on August 30, 2008, 06:36:00 PM
ok, so i DL'd the demo... pretty fun.. although still a bit of hit or miss IMO...

probably wont buy it right away, but maybe once its on discount.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 31, 2008, 07:03:05 PM
yuh.

though i have to say that i've come to realize demos can give you  a very twisted sense of the final product.

for one there is no sense of story, or continuity. also you dont learn the game, but are just thrown into some scenario -so it always feels a little weird control wise. and most importantly its often not the final build you are  playing.

after playing the Too Human demo i almost skipped it entirely, but ended up throwin down the 60 bones. man i am glad i did.

force unleashed will be dope. though if you are not into the "action" genre, then you should probably pass.
on the other hand if you are like me into this sorta stuff, it will be TITS.


personally, doesnt matter to me though because once i found out SOCOM COnfrontation will be in 7.1 surround i stopped buying all other games so i can get a PS3 asap.

did i mention TOo Human is dope?  :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on August 31, 2008, 07:10:26 PM
don't get me wrong, i enjoyed the demo and would certainly purchase it
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on August 31, 2008, 07:10:56 PM
oh & i just DL'd the lego indiana jones demo, and that shit is mad fun... just like lego star wars, but still a kick in the pants
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 31, 2008, 07:12:36 PM
that reminds me.
i'm supposed to be playing COD right now...
...stupid week4paug wasting my precious time!! :evil:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 04, 2008, 07:52:39 PM
browsed some used PS3s over @ ebay... fairly cheap. i might just have to pick up a used one for SOCOM.
i've managed to talk myself out of buying a new one, since i cant relaly justify the $500 total for one game.
though i also was considering the possibility of trading my 360 in for a new 80gb ps3... especially considering the fact that the 360 will be replaced in less than 2 years by a new microsoft console, whereas the sony i believe thinks their processor can keep up with a the next gen xbox release.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: MiamiPhish on September 04, 2008, 07:54:29 PM
i like FIFA. =)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 04, 2008, 08:02:43 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: Battlefront I & II on my PS1 lately...
love it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on September 04, 2008, 11:45:12 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: Battlefront I & II on my PS1 lately...

(http://www.vectronicsappleworld.com/collection/articlepics/atari2600/atari1.jpg)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on September 05, 2008, 12:03:54 AM
keep your 360 man, you'll thank yourself.  really not worth dumping the superior system just for one game!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 05, 2008, 08:08:20 AM
I've been playing Star Wars: Battlefront I & II on my PS1 lately...

(http://www.vectronicsappleworld.com/collection/articlepics/atari2600/atari1.jpg)

LOL.. .self'd

That should read PS2.

I did once have a 2600, tho. Awesome system.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 05, 2008, 10:46:59 AM
simpler, albeit uglier, times.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 05, 2008, 11:08:21 AM
There was nothing like hitting the two hour mark in a single game of Breakout...

I didn't rediscover that buzz until drugs.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 05, 2008, 07:51:25 PM
i was an intellivision man myself.
coolest...or something like that... controller ever.

though i did play my fair share of pong when it cam out and my G-parents had it.

my folks-religious types that they were- held off as long as they could on caving into me, so i wasnt afforded an ATARI. of course i played plenty at my friends houses. we finally caught up with intellivision, then i moved onto the original SEGA system>>SEGA genesis>>Playstation 1> PS2> 360. switching to the 360 was one of the toughest decisions i ever had to make in my life. :| and as you cna tell from my current posts i'm still not convinced that i shouldnt have both consoles at this point.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on September 05, 2008, 09:04:03 PM
i was an intellivision man myself.
coolest...or something like that... controller ever.

though i did play my fair share of pong when it cam out and my G-parents had it.

my folks-religious types that they were- held off as long as they could on caving into me, so i wasnt afforded an ATARI. of course i played plenty at my friends houses. we finally caught up with intellivision, then i moved onto the original SEGA system>>SEGA genesis>>Playstation 1> PS2> 360. switching to the 360 was one of the toughest decisions i ever had to make in my life. :| and as you cna tell from my current posts i'm still not convinced that i shouldnt have both consoles at this point.

I find your lack of Nintendos disturbing.

(I know, you were one of those :-D)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 05, 2008, 09:14:39 PM
For me it was Atari 2600 > lots of computers > PS2 > Wii.
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Post by: blatboom on September 05, 2008, 09:24:46 PM
For me it was Atari 2600 > lots of computers > PS2 > Wii.

I'm game:

NES > SNES > PS1 > N64 (for Bond) > PS2 & Dreamcast > Dreamcast into trash can.
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Post by: jedifunk on September 05, 2008, 09:43:35 PM
mmm, well....

apple IIe (bolo ruled) > nintendo > genesis > dreamcast > ps1 > ps2 > xbox 360
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 05, 2008, 09:45:30 PM
I have an SNES in my van 8-)


pimp
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Post by: jedifunk on September 05, 2008, 09:46:07 PM
haha
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 05, 2008, 10:07:15 PM
with Microsoft drastically reducing the 360s pricepoints, i'm really wondering how the f- sony expects to survive.
i forget the numbers, but they've lost multi-millions since the PS3s release.

now a basic 360 is only $199, and sony instead of lowering the price of their basic 40gb unit, instead is getting rid of both the 40 and 60gb ps3s, replacing them with only 80gb (and possibly 160gb units in the future) for same base price of $399......

i dunno, i really wish sony had a clue. talking about old systems, i feel the ps2 was the best system for the period, and i so wish they could have delivered the goods over the last few years with the ps3. i still prefer their overall esthetic and approach towards gaming over MS, but they just cant get anything right these days, and now they are seriously playing catch up in the market.
 microsoft has them by the balls in N. AMerica, and if i recall correctly they just cut the asian price of the 360 waaaay down, much lower than the US equivalent.

there is still hope for the PS3, we will have to just wait and see. according to their presentation at E3, they are on a 10 year plan with this console, and they feel that they are exactly where they were with the PS2 in its 3rd year. adn most importantly they believe that their hardware, which is superior in all respects to the 360, will outlast even another generation of XBOXs...

in the meantime though, if you want to play the best games, and play them as soon as they come out, and you want the best DLC, and the best online community... well, XBOX pwns.
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Post by: blatboom on September 05, 2008, 10:58:00 PM
mmm, well....

apple IIe (bolo ruled) > nintendo > genesis > dreamcast > ps1 > ps2 > xbox 360

Dreamcast would be the same generation as PS2.  Did you have a Saturn?  (what an overpriced piece of crap that was)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 05, 2008, 11:18:24 PM
Started with an Odyssey in around 76-77, in 78-79 we got Fairchild Channel F which was the first cartridge system.  It was actually decent.  Around '80 we got a 2600 which of course ruled.  I still have one and about 30 games, but I only bust it for Kaboom which is an all time fave of mine.  Almost got a full back piece tattoo of a screenshot.  Still might.  After that it was Apple II+ and IIE (Bolo does rule, so did Lode Runner and Ultima II) until high school when I started playing the first NES.  We used to rock Tecmo Bowl.  The I think the next thing was a Genesis (Blades of Steel....) in college and a Super NES sometime after.  After that, N64 (I played Golden Eye and Turok forever).  At the same time I had a PS1 and that ruled, then a PS2 and now a PS3.....I still really like a lot of the older games.....I also bought a tabletop (cocktail) Tempest machine on Ebay in 98 or 99 and that was my pride and joy, but I decided not to bring it out west when I moved...Tempest rules
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Post by: Caravan2001 on September 05, 2008, 11:28:04 PM
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Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on September 06, 2008, 12:26:19 AM
Apple ][e > Intellivision (probably same time as the Apple) > NES > N64 > XBOX > XBOX 360 / Wii
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Post by: jedifunk on September 06, 2008, 12:40:45 AM
mmm, well....

apple IIe (bolo ruled) > nintendo > genesis > dreamcast > ps1 > ps2 > xbox 360

Dreamcast would be the same generation as PS2.  Did you have a Saturn?  (what an overpriced piece of crap that was)

oops yeah, thats it... saturn... i knew it was something like that... and yeah, what a piece of shit that was
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on September 06, 2008, 01:46:14 AM
Started with an Odyssey in around 76-77, in 78-79 we got Fairchild Channel F which was the first cartridge system.  It was actually decent.  Around '80 we got a 2600 which of course ruled.  I still have one and about 30 games, but I only bust it for Kaboom which is an all time fave of mine.  Almost got a full back piece tattoo of a screenshot.  Still might.  After that it was Apple II+ and IIE (Bolo does rule, so did Lode Runner and Ultima II) until high school when I started playing the first NES.  We used to rock Tecmo Bowl.  The I think the next thing was a Genesis (Blades of Steel....) in college and a Super NES sometime after.  After that, N64 (I played Golden Eye and Turok forever).  At the same time I had a PS1 and that ruled, then a PS2 and now a PS3.....I still really like a lot of the older games.....I also bought a tabletop (cocktail) Tempest machine on Ebay in 98 or 99 and that was my pride and joy, but I decided not to bring it out west when I moved...Tempest rules

I totally had an Odyssey, with the full keyboard and the giant "thing" you put on it to make the games color.  In the late 80's I also got a Fairchild at a yardsale for 10 bucks, was pretty cool.  Wish I still had both of them.
If I remember correctly I had

Odyssey > Atari 2600 > Apple IIe > NES > SNES > N64 > PS1 > PS2 >Dreamcast (so much potential, but so dissapointing) > XBOX 360/PS3
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 06, 2008, 06:48:22 PM
thats one thing i failed to mention and the most important part of the puzzle that most kids these days dont understand is ARCADES.
my generation, or at least the suburban kids i grew up with, spent hours aimlessly at the mall... and my friends we spent most of that time in the arcade.
i guess it was up to about the time of when super nintendo and genesis(?) came out...91/2...somewhere around there... that we finally were satisfied enough with the quality of home consoles to start forgoing pumping endless quarters into are game of choice. i definitely recall games such as street fighter 2 on the SNES and mortal combat, being the games that we would rather sit at home get stoned and play for hours for free, instead of going up to the arcade. though at the same time, those were the last two REally big arcade games before they came out on console. in fact around that time i remember that we would wait for certain arcade games to make it to the home consoles.
my point is that its hard to explain to the younger gen., how satisfying it was growing up through all the console generational upgrades, when finally games were as good at home as they were in the arcade.
for me, the BIG moment was when the PS1 came out. i remember thinking: they've finally done it! its finally just as good as the real thing.
 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on September 06, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
yeah, we had this place near me that was a nickle arcade... it was like $5 to get in and all the games were .05, except some of the newer releases that were .10...

that shit was off the hook, we'd go with $10 and literally spend the entire day there
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 06, 2008, 09:11:45 PM
yeah, we had this place near me that was a nickle arcade... it was like $5 to get in and all the games were .05, except some of the newer releases that were .10...

that shit was off the hook, we'd go with $10 and literally spend the entire day there

werd.
for me it was "SUPER SATURDAYS" @ the local puttputt mini golf. they had a HUGE arcade, and on saturdays you paid like $5. it included all the minigolf you could play...we usually played one quick game... and then unlimited tokens/games, plus a hot do and a drink! ahhh... the 80s. 8-)
really cool though considering it was the only way we could have ever beat half of the games out there.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on September 06, 2008, 09:19:28 PM
yeah, we had this place near me that was a nickle arcade... it was like $5 to get in and all the games were .05, except some of the newer releases that were .10...

that shit was off the hook, we'd go with $10 and literally spend the entire day there

werd.
for me it was "SUPER SATURDAYS" @ the local puttputt mini golf. they had a HUGE arcade, and on saturdays you paid like $5. it included all the minigolf you could play...we usually played one quick game... and then unlimited tokens/games, plus a hot do and a drink! ahhh... the 80s. 8-)
really cool though considering it was the only way we could have ever beat half of the games out there.


FUCK YEAH!  Super Saturdays were the shit!  we used to hit up the one on Rt. 60 in Chesterfield all the time.  blast from the past right there.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 06, 2008, 09:42:00 PM
yeah, we had this place near me that was a nickle arcade... it was like $5 to get in and all the games were .05, except some of the newer releases that were .10...

that shit was off the hook, we'd go with $10 and literally spend the entire day there

werd.
for me it was "SUPER SATURDAYS" @ the local puttputt mini golf. they had a HUGE arcade, and on saturdays you paid like $5. it included all the minigolf you could play...we usually played one quick game... and then unlimited tokens/games, plus a hot do and a drink! ahhh... the 80s. 8-)
really cool though considering it was the only way we could have ever beat half of the games out there.


FUCK YEAH!  Super Saturdays were the shit!  we used to hit up the one on Rt. 60 in Chesterfield all the time.  blast from the past right there.

 :-D

is rt 60 midlothian trnpke?
thats the one i always went to.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on September 06, 2008, 10:11:35 PM
yeah, we had this place near me that was a nickle arcade... it was like $5 to get in and all the games were .05, except some of the newer releases that were .10...

that shit was off the hook, we'd go with $10 and literally spend the entire day there

werd.
for me it was "SUPER SATURDAYS" @ the local puttputt mini golf. they had a HUGE arcade, and on saturdays you paid like $5. it included all the minigolf you could play...we usually played one quick game... and then unlimited tokens/games, plus a hot do and a drink! ahhh... the 80s. 8-)
really cool though considering it was the only way we could have ever beat half of the games out there.


FUCK YEAH!  Super Saturdays were the shit!  we used to hit up the one on Rt. 60 in Chesterfield all the time.  blast from the past right there.

 :-D

is rt 60 midlothian trnpke?
thats the one i always went to.

that be the one.  Come to think of it that was the only one around.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 06, 2008, 10:17:21 PM
funniest part about it all, was that i think the "age limit" was like 13 or 14, and i kept going all the way through high school! i figured if they gave me shit i'd just say: "HEY!  i'm only 14! and you cant card me because i dont have a license yet!"   :-P :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: StCarl on September 07, 2008, 01:42:03 AM
Radio Shack Video Olympics - with 4 variations of pong, tennis, raquetball, soccer, whatever (late 70's?)> Texas Instruments TI 99 4/A ('82) > Thrift Store Atari 2600 ('89 - I bought it for myself when I went to college and still have it)

Nerd.  My parents weren't cool about that stuff when I was a kid.  Luckily, my friends had all the Ataris and Apple ][e's and Intellivisions (so I knew what I was missing out on at home).

(http://pineoakcreek.googlepages.com/ti994a.jpg)

I got some mileage out of that thing.  My parents sold it at a garage sale about 10 years ago (with the speech synthesizer, cassette tape data drive, and a bunch of games and tapes with progs that I spent countless hours typing) for probably like 10 bucks.  Doh.

I also bought a tabletop (cocktail) Tempest machine on Ebay in 98 or 99 and that was my pride and joy, but I decided not to bring it out west when I moved...Tempest rules

Jealous.  I've always had a material fantasy about owning either a tabletop Tempest or tabletop Centipede.  Someday.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 08, 2008, 06:35:16 PM
so i know tet said he DLed the force unleashed demo.

anyone else plan on picking it up next week? ...jedi?


also, TET, you never answered my query on whether or not you were enjoying the new madden?

i'm still torn on whether or not to pick it up right now. might come down to that or star wars.

realistically there are an insane amount of great games coming out thi fall, that some are going to get lost in the mix.
FALLOUT3 is probably the only MUST buy for me.

though clancys world at war looks awesome. and fable 2 doesnt look that bad, and man the list ogoes on and on...


BTW does anyone with LIVE use the 'microsoft entertainment center' linkup or whatver its called??
i dont have a wireless network or a router so i dont think i can fdo it.
though i was just curious if anyone here did, and then what they used it for?
i was always mad the manual that comes with the 360 doesnt cover/explain shit about some of the features like that one.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on September 08, 2008, 07:05:29 PM
i DL'd the demo of force unleashed... pretty cool.

as for the media center... i don't use it but i do have a little app that runs on my mac that lets me stream audio & video to the 360 so that i can play movies through it... its like an appleTV with video games!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 08, 2008, 07:15:31 PM
Connect 360

I have that, awesome application
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on September 08, 2008, 07:40:55 PM
actually i'm using rivet... but same thing basically... i had trouble with connect360
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 08, 2008, 07:53:50 PM
what kind of trouble?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on September 08, 2008, 07:58:18 PM
well, it worked flawlessly for awhile, but then it sopped responding to commands... and then i couldn't open it in the system prefs, so i just got rid of it... and rivet works just the same
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 08, 2008, 08:00:58 PM
ah, just wondering
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 08, 2008, 08:42:01 PM
I'll probably get Force Unleashed in the next couple weeks...
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 08, 2008, 08:43:24 PM
I'll probably get Force Unleashed in the next couple weeks...

PS2?
wii?
i thought the wii version wasnt coming out right away... i dunno, maybe so.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 08, 2008, 10:57:07 PM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 08, 2008, 10:58:43 PM
has anyone played Infinite Undiscovery yet?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 08, 2008, 11:57:36 PM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.

your talking Wii right?
the Wii version is very different than the 360 and ps3 versions.
if you didnt know already i beleive they have 3 star wars games for the wii coming out.

also there is another lucas arts title due out very soon... i can trmemeber when or the name of fthe top of my head, but it was very cool as well.

has anyone played Infinite Undiscovery yet?

no, but i def. need to find some reviews. it came out today i believe. and even though Final Fantasy was announced to be going multiplatform, it is probably a year off at least. so this game is SquareEnixs big effort for a long time.
the previews i've seen look pretty cool, and though its still cliche in many aspects, it does look to be a tightly made game.

also, conan hyberian chronicles which came out for PC to mixed reviews back in the spring, should be coming out this month.
although it didint get perfect reviews, possibly with a few fixes for the console version, it could prove to be interesting and i believe it was supposed to be one of the first real MMOs for console..... i'll have to check out some updated info.


like i said this fall through next spring is going to produce more quality games than possibly any other time seen in recent history or ever for that matter considering the stride in next gen production that is happening.

many excellent titles could slip through the cracks if you are not paying attention.
i need to check my update lists of releases!

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jephrey on September 09, 2008, 12:05:58 AM
I went  2600 > 5800 (at a friend's but joust ruled on this system and I played a lot) > NES > Genesis > [College included more Genesis, SNES, PS, Saturn (whatever game we played was great on mushrooms, some little gecko guy running around on trails) and N64] > (PS2/PS3 at my bro's at lunch daily > Wii.  My bro and I also have collected stuff.  We have 50-100 atari 2600 games and a couple consoles, an intellivision console and about 25 games, and some other console that I can't remember and like 5 games.  Got to hit up more garage sales for this stuff.  It'd be nice to have a big television with many gaming systems all set up to play on it (with original equipment).  Emulators are cool though.

So how are all all your skillz on GHII or GHIII?  I've been playing GHIII a short while (~2 months) and can beat the first 45 songs on hard, and I've got the first 13 or so down on expert (I can beat some further on, but that's as far as I got on my tour).  I think I can beat everything on medium.  If I can get 63% on that Dragonforce song on expert, I'd hope I can beat it on medium.  On GHII there are many more I can handle on expert, but nothing is as fun as Jessica (although that Ozzy song is good too).

Anyhow.  I love the game and can't wait for world tour.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on September 09, 2008, 12:12:13 AM
Apple ][e > Intellivision (probably same time as the Apple) > NES > Genesis > N64 > XBOX > XBOX 360 / Wii

FTFM

totally forgot about my Genesis years... i knew i was missing something!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 09, 2008, 07:52:23 AM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.

your talking Wii right?
the Wii version is very different than the 360 and ps3 versions.
if you didnt know already i beleive they have 3 star wars games for the wii coming out.

also there is another lucas arts title due out very soon... i can trmemeber when or the name of fthe top of my head, but it was very cool as well.


I went to the lucasarts site and very nearly ordered the wii version directly.

Trust me, man, I've been interwebbing for quite some time.

the other Star Wars game is a rush-job of a film tie-in called Clone Wars. It's straight Lightsaber dueling.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 09:12:10 AM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.

your talking Wii right?
the Wii version is very different than the 360 and ps3 versions.
if you didnt know already i beleive they have 3 star wars games for the wii coming out.

also there is another lucas arts title due out very soon... i can trmemeber when or the name of fthe top of my head, but it was very cool as well.


I went to the lucasarts site and very nearly ordered the wii version directly.

Trust me, man, I've been interwebbing for quite some time.

the other Star Wars game is a rush-job of a film tie-in called Clone Wars. It's straight Lightsaber dueling.
the clone wars movie tie in was one of the 3 i was thinking about, buti believe they have one more coming down the pike this fall/winter as well. if i recall correctly it will be a STRaight light saber duel game  made to take advantage of the new Wiimote peripheral. though i could just be trippin...that accessory isnt out yet, is it?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 09, 2008, 09:42:43 AM
The Clone Wars game is the lightsaber dueling game.
That, Force Unleashed, and Lego Star Wars are the only Star Wars games currently being marketed on the Lucas Arts site.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 09:44:12 AM
The Clone Wars game is the lightsaber dueling game.
That, Force Unleashed, and Lego Star Wars are the only Star Wars games currently being marketed on the Lucas Arts site.

yes, i know the exact game your talking about.
i'm saying there should be yet another game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 09, 2008, 10:05:10 AM
The Clone Wars game is the lightsaber dueling game.
That, Force Unleashed, and Lego Star Wars are the only Star Wars games currently being marketed on the Lucas Arts site.

yes, i know the exact game your talking about.
i'm saying there should be yet another game.

 I hear you.
That why I said what I highlighted above.

Perhaps they aren't ready to hype it yet.

Regardless, the point is that Force Unleashed is due out next week on all platforms and I'm totally buying it soon.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 04:10:57 PM
The Clone Wars game is the lightsaber dueling game.
That, Force Unleashed, and Lego Star Wars are the only Star Wars games currently being marketed on the Lucas Arts site.

yes, i know the exact game your talking about.
i'm saying there should be yet another game.

 I hear you.
That why I said what I highlighted above.

Perhaps they aren't ready to hype it yet.

Regardless, the point is that Force Unleashed is due out next week on all platforms and I'm totally buying it soon.

yeah after re-playing the demo last night, i liked it more than the first time i played it.

i'd might get it the day it comes out, but i'm still torn on whether or not to buy madden...
and i'm thinking of trading in too human for credit since i already beat the game once. though i want to get out of the habit of always trading in games. i think i've bought over 15 games in the last year- all of them great games- and i only have two currently. one of them, call of duty 4, i actually bought sold/traded in, and bought it again!
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 09, 2008, 04:15:13 PM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.

your talking Wii right?
the Wii version is very different than the 360 and ps3 versions.
if you didnt know already i beleive they have 3 star wars games for the wii coming out.

also there is another lucas arts title due out very soon... i can trmemeber when or the name of fthe top of my head, but it was very cool as well.

has anyone played Infinite Undiscovery yet?

no, but i def. need to find some reviews. it came out today i believe. and even though Final Fantasy was announced to be going multiplatform, it is probably a year off at least. so this game is SquareEnixs big effort for a long time.
the previews i've seen look pretty cool, and though its still cliche in many aspects, it does look to be a tightly made game.

also, conan hyberian chronicles which came out for PC to mixed reviews back in the spring, should be coming out this month.
although it didint get perfect reviews, possibly with a few fixes for the console version, it could prove to be interesting and i believe it was supposed to be one of the first real MMOs for console..... i'll have to check out some updated info.


like i said this fall through next spring is going to produce more quality games than possibly any other time seen in recent history or ever for that matter considering the stride in next gen production that is happening.

many excellent titles could slip through the cracks if you are not paying attention.
i need to check my update lists of releases!



after reading some reviews I've gathered that it's a good game, but short.  30 hours and you're done.  And there are too many characters to have to keep up with (with weapons and gear and stuff).  Something like 18 of them for such a short game.  It said that some of them you use once and that's it... if at all.  The guy said at one point he noticed someone helping him in a quest that he had no idea was even in his party
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 04:24:16 PM
Last I checked, it was coming out this month...

Edit: Yep.

your talking Wii right?
the Wii version is very different than the 360 and ps3 versions.
if you didnt know already i beleive they have 3 star wars games for the wii coming out.

also there is another lucas arts title due out very soon... i can trmemeber when or the name of fthe top of my head, but it was very cool as well.

has anyone played Infinite Undiscovery yet?

no, but i def. need to find some reviews. it came out today i believe. and even though Final Fantasy was announced to be going multiplatform, it is probably a year off at least. so this game is SquareEnixs big effort for a long time.
the previews i've seen look pretty cool, and though its still cliche in many aspects, it does look to be a tightly made game.

also, conan hyberian chronicles which came out for PC to mixed reviews back in the spring, should be coming out this month.
although it didint get perfect reviews, possibly with a few fixes for the console version, it could prove to be interesting and i believe it was supposed to be one of the first real MMOs for console..... i'll have to check out some updated info.


like i said this fall through next spring is going to produce more quality games than possibly any other time seen in recent history or ever for that matter considering the stride in next gen production that is happening.

many excellent titles could slip through the cracks if you are not paying attention.
i need to check my update lists of releases!



after reading some reviews I've gathered that it's a good game, but short.  30 hours and you're done.  And there are too many characters to have to keep up with (with weapons and gear and stuff).  Something like 18 of them for such a short game.  It said that some of them you use once and that's it... if at all.  The guy said at one point he noticed someone helping him in a quest that he had no idea was even in his party
right. i didnt know it was that short, but i did hear about the extra characters in your party. though i didnt get a review just a preview a couple weeks ago, so it wasnt put in that negative light.
personally, i cant get excited about square's RPGs anymore. i dont really enjoy the combat system they always use. plus, now there are many more options for RPGs on consoles. the days of final fantasy are past, and relegated to the fanboys, IMO.

as far ax other upcoming RPGs the one that's burning a hole in my brain just thinking about it is FALLOUT3.
try between 100 to 200 hrs of gameplay. i cant wait. pretty much the next 'must buy' game, IMO.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 09, 2008, 04:30:02 PM
that is one of, if not the biggest, things I look at when buying a game.  how long will it take me to beat this

I'm tired of going out and buying a new game i've been looking forward to playing, only to get home and beat the entire thing in a week :frustrated:
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 04:36:20 PM
that is one of, if not the biggest, things I look at when buying a game.  how long will it take me to beat this

I'm tired of going out and buying a new game i've been looking forward to playing, only to get home and beat the entire thing in a week :frustrated:

definitely. thats why the majority of the games i buy have to include some sort of online play. otherwise i'll be bored with it in 2 weeks unless its super long like a GTA or can be re-played in a different manner like MASS EFFECT.
in fact i loaned my copy of too human out this weekend, but just grabbed it back from my friend so i can start a second campaign and see if its worth my time going through the game with a different character. if not i'll trade in that puppy before  its value goes down.

bottom line is though that $60 is too much for a game. even though 360 is releasing greatest hits at discounted prices and cutting not so popular titles, i think $50 is a much more reasonable price for a new game.

and i dunno about ya'll, but the used game stores here dont discount newer/current used games worth shit.
most anything that is lessthan 3 months old is still $55!! WTF?!?! especially considering the fact that they'll only give me about $10-20 when i sell them that same game!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 09, 2008, 04:55:21 PM
I never ever trade my games in. It's totally not worth it at all.  I pay $60 for a game so I can trade it in not far down the road for $10... sometimes less.  Not thanks!

I sell them on ebay
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 04:58:36 PM
I never ever trade my games in. It's totally not worth it at all.  I pay $60 for a game so I can trade it in not far down the road for $10... sometimes less.  Not thanks!

I sell them on ebay

interesting. i didnt realize that would increase your turnover profit.

which reminds me. i need to learn how to use Ebay and paypall... i've been avoiding it and its time. especially since i found used PS3s on there for less than $200, and i really wnat to buy a cheap one so i can ply SOC0M!
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 09, 2008, 05:02:04 PM
not too long ago I sold a box of original xbox games.  I think there were 7 games and I got a little over 80 bucks for it
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 06:01:48 PM
not too long ago I sold a box of original xbox games.  I think there were 7 games and I got a little over 80 bucks for it

wow, thats incredible!
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 06:08:14 PM
well, i guess we wouldnt be much of a video game thread if we didnt mention that SPORE finally came out today.

if you dont know about this game, well... basically the skinny is that is made by will wright the guy that made SIMS. this is a PC game. and it is basically one of the biggest productions in years. it takes the SIMS type concept and starts you off as a single cell organism which progresses through evolution all the way until you develop as a race that explores the entire galaxy. it is many genres in one as well, etc etc...
mainly over this summer there has been a lot of press about the games 'creature creator' which was basically the 'beta' for the game i guess. it allowed users to start creating their own creatures for the game, in which i beleive user created content will somehow interact online.
sorry if i totally just BSed my way through that, but i thought we should at least mention it since it is a BIG deal to somebody somewhere i'm sure of it!  :-D




other notable releases today:

NHL 09.


last week's big release:

mercenaries 2. XPLAY totally dysed this game. end result looks very weak indeed, after some really nice previews originally.

next week's big releases:


star wars force unleashed.

rock band2
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 09, 2008, 06:57:01 PM
I'm going to check out spore eventually
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Post by: jedifunk on September 09, 2008, 07:19:21 PM
spore is on the iphone also
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on September 09, 2008, 10:02:23 PM
that is one of, if not the biggest, things I look at when buying a game.  how long will it take me to beat this

I'm tired of going out and buying a new game i've been looking forward to playing, only to get home and beat the entire thing in a week :frustrated:

definitely. thats why the majority of the games i buy have to include some sort of online play. otherwise i'll be bored with it in 2 weeks unless its super long like a GTA or can be re-played in a different manner like MASS EFFECT.
in fact i loaned my copy of too human out this weekend, but just grabbed it back from my friend so i can start a second campaign and see if its worth my time going through the game with a different character. if not i'll trade in that puppy before  its value goes down.

bottom line is though that $60 is too much for a game. even though 360 is releasing greatest hits at discounted prices and cutting not so popular titles, i think $50 is a much more reasonable price for a new game.

and i dunno about ya'll, but the used game stores here dont discount newer/current used games worth shit.
most anything that is lessthan 3 months old is still $55!! WTF?!?! especially considering the fact that they'll only give me about $10-20 when i sell them that same game!

do you shop online?  I've been out of gaming for years, but I do buy a lot of DVDs & I use amazon or buy.com etc, and they crush whatever retailers are selling for (+ no sales tax & free shipping)
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 09, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
that is one of, if not the biggest, things I look at when buying a game.  how long will it take me to beat this

I'm tired of going out and buying a new game i've been looking forward to playing, only to get home and beat the entire thing in a week :frustrated:

definitely. thats why the majority of the games i buy have to include some sort of online play. otherwise i'll be bored with it in 2 weeks unless its super long like a GTA or can be re-played in a different manner like MASS EFFECT.
in fact i loaned my copy of too human out this weekend, but just grabbed it back from my friend so i can start a second campaign and see if its worth my time going through the game with a different character. if not i'll trade in that puppy before  its value goes down.

bottom line is though that $60 is too much for a game. even though 360 is releasing greatest hits at discounted prices and cutting not so popular titles, i think $50 is a much more reasonable price for a new game.

and i dunno about ya'll, but the used game stores here dont discount newer/current used games worth shit.
most anything that is lessthan 3 months old is still $55!! WTF?!?! especially considering the fact that they'll only give me about $10-20 when i sell them that same game!

do you shop online?  I've been out of gaming for years, but I do buy a lot of DVDs & I use amazon or buy.com etc, and they crush whatever retailers are selling for (+ no sales tax & free shipping)

for games? hell no.
and maybe you can get used titles cheaper elsewhere, but a new game is a new game. i dont think that anyone sells new 360 releases the day they come out for less than $60. plus fuck shipping and all that.
i'm standing in line at midnight muthafuckas!  :-D
j/k.

but ser.
i DLed both nhl09 and nba09 demos tonite.
FINALLY NBAlive might be on the right track.
i've been following the franchise for over a decade and ever since they moved to next gen they have sucked it up completely.
though as mentioned before in this thread,  EA took a ton of heat over the last year  for continually riding their franchises into the ground by rehashing the same games every year and milking the faithful for little more than a roster update. well thety made a promise to take things to the next level in all their games this year and starting with MADDEN they have def. got it goin on big time!
and now the demo for NBA live is showing promise as well.
a HUGE, HUGE, i mean HUGE feature has been added. for the first time EVER in a sports video game, there will be a feature entitled DNA. this feature allows for DAILY updated info, including stat adjustments for every player depending on how they are rated as playing GAME to GMAE in real life.
and this doesnt just track stats and adjust their strenghts, but also tracks streaks and slumps.
it even goes as far in depth that if you want you can play the game that was held in real life the night before and depending on how that player played in that exact game it will be how they play in the same game you are reinacting the next day!
holy shit thats cool. and there is more that i cant really explain, but needless to say it is revolutionary and fuckin amazing.
word.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 10, 2008, 10:56:07 AM
here's some of gamespot's analysis of the new DNA system i was talking about with nbalive 09:



"EA shows off the new dynamic DNA player-tendencies system in its upcoming basketball game.

Every player in the NBA has his tendencies. Some prefer to take a shot at the top of the key, some prefer to post up. Some like to handle the ball on a pick and roll, others like to do the rolling. Of course, tendencies change throughout the season--new coaches, new teammates, player injuries, or just a few of the myriad things that can change throughout the season, causing individual players and teams alike to adjust over the course of the season. While sports video games have long claimed to mimic real-life player tendencies, EA Sports' upcoming NBA Live 09 is looking to take that to the next level with daily, yes you read that correctly, daily updates for player tendencies during the NBA season.

Unveiled today during the EA Sports segment of today's EA press conference, the Dynamic DNA feature (as it's known) looks to accurately gauge the way players and teams change throughout the season. Based off of technology from Synergy Sports, a premiere sports analytics company, the Dynamic DNA feature will download new player data daily across a number of different player tendencies: isolation, pick-and-roll ball handler, pick-and-roll roll man, post up, spot man, off-ball screen, and cuts, as well as such tendencies as how often the player moves left or right when facing off with a defender.

This kind of information will show up onscreen in player profiles, with numbers associated with each aspect of a player's game. If a player has a high tendency to post up, you'll see a big number in that category; if he never plays the off-ball screen, you'll see a zero (or at least a very low number) in that section. In addition, just as teams are groups of individuals, teams in NBA Live 09 will develop their own team tendencies based on the DNA of their players. If you add in a new player to the mix (think of Pau Gasol going from Memphis to Los Angeles), the chemistry of that team will change accordingly. The system seems to be built off the hot spot system that was in last year's game--indicating the areas on the floor where a particular player is hot. It's currently unclear whether the system will take into consideration player tendencies--or rather "reset" the data with daily player updates.

Where player tendencies should have the biggest impact will be in play calling. Depending on what player you're controlling at any given moment, you'll have a number of different plays to call. To bring up the play-calling screen, you press the left bumper; a small menu will then pop up showing four plays available to you, along with an associated DNA tendency number indicating the chances for success when calling that play with that particular player. For instance, when controlling Kevin Garnett during the demo, the player had four options: Pierce, isolation (Y button); Garnett, post up (X button); Allen, off-ball screen (B button); and Allen, get open (A button). The best option, based on the DNA percentage number associated with the play call was the Garnett post up; the demo player called the play and managed to put the ball home with KG."
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Post by: tet on September 10, 2008, 11:51:31 AM
cool and all, but it's still within the confines of the crappiest basketball engine ever.  looks pretty as hell too, but the gameplay has always been (and will likely continue to be) horrid.

NBA 2k forever!!!
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Post by: jedifunk on September 10, 2008, 11:54:37 AM
thats exactly how FIFA vs PES is... fifa looks damn pretty and has all the licenses, but the GAMEPLAY sux
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Post by: jedifunk on September 10, 2008, 11:55:49 AM
oh and the PES gameplay is great
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Post by: tet on September 10, 2008, 12:06:48 PM
yeah, same in NBA.   2k is far and away the most realistic and fun basketball game i've played, and it has gotten better every year (been playing it since the Dreamcast days!).  other than this new DNA shit, the licensing is the same on both (maybe EA has ESPN graphics, big deal)

in EA's defense, they did absolutely nail Madden this year - best version ever, i think.  and NHL '08 finally made it fun again and got me to switch back from 2k.  been playing EA's NHL since Genesis, and between '95 and '07, they were pretty much crap so i didn't buy it at all, but they made a dramatic improvement last year, and the demo of this year's version (which i can now buy - just came out yesterday) is even more slick. 

i love me some good hockey!!
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Post by: Bobafett on September 10, 2008, 12:23:24 PM
NHL 94 ROCKS FACE111000101
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Post by: blatboom on September 10, 2008, 12:27:22 PM

in EA's defense, they did absolutely nail Madden this year - best version ever, i think. 

that's good to hear.  We get College Football every year, but last year's was garbage.  I don't understand how they can actually take a step back from one year to the next, but they did.  This gives me hope they got it right this year.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 10, 2008, 12:29:56 PM
NHL 94 ROCKS FACE111000101

I was gonna say the same thing about NBA Jam!


He's On FIRE!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!
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Post by: jedifunk on September 10, 2008, 12:31:26 PM
he's on fire!!!
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Post by: blatboom on September 10, 2008, 12:35:09 PM
 :lol:

there was a hockey equivalent of NBA Jam that kicked serious ass, NHL Open Ice

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Post by: tet on September 10, 2008, 12:36:17 PM
actually NHL Hitz was the cooler version of that (put out by the same people that did NFL Blitz, of course)
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Post by: blatboom on September 10, 2008, 12:43:32 PM
actually NHL Hitz was the cooler version of that (put out by the same people that did NFL Blitz, of course)

Those were a little more modern though they're all archaic at this point.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 10, 2008, 05:32:45 PM

in EA's defense, they did absolutely nail Madden this year - best version ever, i think. 

that's good to hear.  We get College Football every year, but last year's was garbage.  I don't understand how they can actually take a step back from one year to the next, but they did.  This gives me hope they got it right this year.

WAAAAAIIIITTTTT!!!!

thats a BIG NO!!!

everyone completly bashed NCAA 09 this year. apparently it was the worst version they ever made.
ser. dont waste a penny even renting it.


and as far as your opinion of NBAlive tet. i respectfully have to strongly disagree.
its all about preference man. i'm not alone in this. i've talked to MANY long time basketball video game fans and there are people on both sides tha either LOVE 2k or LOVE Live. i'm the later. i've really never enjoyed 2k even though i've bought it many times. in fact i think i've returned more versions of 2k than any other game. i've been pissed  over different years, especially recently as i mentioned at how live came out, so i'd go buy 2k. and i always end up HATING how it plays. i try and try to get used to it, but i cant so i end up returning it.
the dreamcast version was excellent and i did play that one extensively. but to say live'sengine is horrible is just your opinion. as i said the next gen attempts for live have ALL feel flat, but up to that point Live was by far the superior game mechanics wise. to me and many of my friends we just prefer the feel of the game and disdain the feel of 2k.
its apples and oranges bro, for real.
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Post by: blatboom on September 10, 2008, 09:20:36 PM

in EA's defense, they did absolutely nail Madden this year - best version ever, i think.

that's good to hear.  We get College Football every year, but last year's was garbage.  I don't understand how they can actually take a step back from one year to the next, but they did.  This gives me hope they got it right this year.

WAAAAAIIIITTTTT!!!!

thats a BIG NO!!!

everyone completly bashed NCAA 09 this year. apparently it was the worst version they ever made.
ser. dont waste a penny even renting it.


WTF.  :samurai:

 :x :x :x

 :frustrated:
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 12, 2008, 11:42:41 PM
DOUBLE XP weekend on COD4!

why weigh you said you played didnt you?

you should party up wit us sometime. me and the iguana/thxmrminor PWN rockin the PAUG clantags.  :samurai:


BTW, XPLAy gave 'infinite undiscovery' an excellent review. if your into japan RPGs its apparantly awesome. and one nice thing is the combat is in real time if you are sick of the traditional turn based combat system ala finalfantasy.
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Post by: gene on September 12, 2008, 11:55:24 PM
get the pc version you nubs  :evil:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 13, 2008, 09:46:07 PM
get the pc version you nubs  :evil:


???
of what game?
COD4?

 most peeps that play FPS', either play them exclusively on PC or on consoles.
both breeds, especially the PC players can be real snobbish about their machine of choice.
personally i've been playing games exclusively on consoles for years. i think the last game i played on a PC was 'bards tale' over twenty years ago. i cant imagine using a mouse to play a game, or not playing on a big TV with surround sound...especially a shooter. though most PC heads feel the exact opposite way.

it was real weird when microsoft was pushing the cross console-pc online with games like shadowrun last year. obviously it didnt really catch on. besides all the bugs i think it just cant be done fairly. they are two completely different approaches to playing a shooter.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 13, 2008, 10:21:54 PM
so "force unleashed" is getting some fairly schetchy reviews.
i'm going to do my best to nto get it right away, and hopefully be able to score a cheap used copy in a month or two.

i'm actually more excited for LucasArts other release at this point: 'FRacture' due out OCT 7.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 15, 2008, 08:53:26 PM
so "force unleashed" is getting some fairly schetchy reviews.
i'm going to do my best to nto get it right away, and hopefully be able to score a cheap used copy in a month or two.

i'm actually more excited for LucasArts other release at this point: 'FRacture' due out OCT 7.

well...

schetchey might have been an understatement.
today XPLAY, who i completely trust with their review, and whom has been Hyping up force unleashed for months finally got to review th egame and they BASHED it. 2 out of 5 stars=total disappointment.
they recommended waiting for someone to edit the cutscenes from the game and post them on the web to watch as a movie, because apparently the only good thing about this game is the story.
the gameplay is horrendous and there are numerous glitches throughout.
oh well, saves me $60.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 15, 2008, 09:16:12 PM
so "force unleashed" is getting some fairly schetchy reviews.
i'm going to do my best to nto get it right away, and hopefully be able to score a cheap used copy in a month or two.

i'm actually more excited for LucasArts other release at this point: 'FRacture' due out OCT 7.

well...

schetchey might have been an understatement.
today XPLAY, who i completely trust with their review, and whom has been Hyping up force unleashed for months finally got to review th egame and they BASHED it. 2 out of 5 stars=total disappointment.
they recommended waiting for someone to edit the cutscenes from the game and post them on the web to watch as a movie, because apparently the only good thing about this game is the story.
the gameplay is horrendous and there are numerous glitches throughout.
oh well, saves me $60.

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Post by: tet on September 15, 2008, 09:18:47 PM
wow that totally sucks!!  been looking forward to this for a loooong time!

anyway, just picked up Rock Band 2 today, haven't put it in yet (MNF!!!) but will get to that soon - can't wait to check out the new songs!!!  already had the instruments so i just got the game.  still have to export my original songs (for $5 you can play almost all of the 1st one's songs on the new one)
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 15, 2008, 10:50:39 PM
Party On TET!!  :banana:
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 16, 2008, 02:04:45 PM
So I picked up spore yesterday.  Got home and found out that it's not compatible with MacBook's graphics card.  wtf!?!
The newer newer macbooks are OK, but the ones with the GMA 950 graphics card won't run the game properly.  You can still play but some of the graphics won't show up and it will be a little choppy.  I read somewhere that if you run it through windows on parallels it will work fine, so I'm going to try that
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 16, 2008, 02:06:04 PM
I almost got Rock Band 2 last night.  But I don't have the instruments or anything and didn't feel like dropping $189 for the pack
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Post by: tet on September 16, 2008, 02:06:54 PM
ah, yes, i did read that somewhere.  i'm hoping there's an update to fix that, because the MacBook is an otherwise very capable machine and should easily be able to run Spore.  

i'll let you know if i hear of some ways to bypass that check.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 16, 2008, 02:08:02 PM
I find it a little strange that out of all the supported chipsets.  That one... the most common in macbooks right now is NOT supported.  Very strange.  Yet somehow with the same chipset it will work fine on winblowz
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: gene on September 16, 2008, 02:29:49 PM
get the pc version you nubs  :evil:


???
of what game?
COD4?

 most peeps that play FPS', either play them exclusively on PC or on consoles.
both breeds, especially the PC players can be real snobbish about their machine of choice.
personally i've been playing games exclusively on consoles for years. i think the last game i played on a PC was 'bards tale' over twenty years ago. i cant imagine using a mouse to play a game, or not playing on a big TV with surround sound...especially a shooter. though most PC heads feel the exact opposite way.

it was real weird when microsoft was pushing the cross console-pc online with games like shadowrun last year. obviously it didnt really catch on. besides all the bugs i think it just cant be done fairly. they are two completely different approaches to playing a shooter.

i dunno i feel that the pc offerers much more then a console. I mean the both have there up's and down's. And for you saying that a big screen and surround system.. man you should see my Pc setup then slim. if i had anything bigger than my 24inch screen id be blind. I also do have legit surround sound, logitechs. i mean they arnt your heart stomping theater system but theyre one of the best pc send speakers for price/quality ratio.
and for serious gaming i use my senn. hd280's. too much sound is lost in my surround, ie footsteps,ect.
I've fps'd since wolfenstein 3d. Ive done my fair share of amateur competitions too. cal, twl,ect.. 

oh ya the point of my reply was to answer yes, cod4 for pc.  i do hear the xbox community is quite large... maybe ill have to buy an xbox 360 just to square with ya
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 16, 2008, 02:53:50 PM
get the pc version you nubs  :evil:


???
of what game?
COD4?

 most peeps that play FPS', either play them exclusively on PC or on consoles.
both breeds, especially the PC players can be real snobbish about their machine of choice.
personally i've been playing games exclusively on consoles for years. i think the last game i played on a PC was 'bards tale' over twenty years ago. i cant imagine using a mouse to play a game, or not playing on a big TV with surround sound...especially a shooter. though most PC heads feel the exact opposite way.

it was real weird when microsoft was pushing the cross console-pc online with games like shadowrun last year. obviously it didnt really catch on. besides all the bugs i think it just cant be done fairly. they are two completely different approaches to playing a shooter.

i dunno i feel that the pc offerers much more then a console. I mean the both have there up's and down's. And for you saying that a big screen and surround system.. man you should see my Pc setup then slim. if i had anything bigger than my 24inch screen id be blind. I also do have legit surround sound, logitechs. i mean they arnt your heart stomping theater system but theyre one of the best pc send speakers for price/quality ratio.
and for serious gaming i use my senn. hd280's. too much sound is lost in my surround, ie footsteps,ect.
I've fps'd since wolfenstein 3d. Ive done my fair share of amateur competitions too. cal, twl,ect.. 

oh ya the point of my reply was to answer yes, cod4 for pc.  i do hear the xbox community is quite large... maybe ill have to buy an xbox 360 just to square with ya

 :samurai:

well, hopefully i'll be switching back to ps3 when the new SOCOM comes out.
i hear ya about pc gaming. its where the serious competition has always been.
i just enjoy playing games on consoles. i dont think there is anything wrong with that.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 17, 2008, 09:45:16 AM
So I skipped out on buying Force Unleashed yesterday in favor of a cheap copy of SSX:Blur for my wii.

I'm a sucker for that game and $15 new was hard to beat.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 19, 2008, 06:11:23 PM
well, a couple of things to talk about today.

first of all, i just got my first bout of the 'red rings of death' for the 360 last night... scared the living sh-- outta me.
i decided it was a sign from god that either 1. i should stop playing so many video games, or 2. i should buy a ps3.
i'm going with the later interpretation.

...and today i decided after finally catching up on my bills for the month and reading more and more previews/reviews of the SOCOM beta, tha ti'm gonna try and buy one of those new 80g Ps3s for $399.
hopefully...


one more thing:
i played the NHL 09 demo last night and i have to say its been too long since i played nhl 0whatever, and it rocked! i forgot how much i love playing that series. early reviews say that it is the best hockey game ever made after they said the same about last years version. so thats 2 for 2 for EA sports this season. now my fingers are crossed for nbalive...

-slim.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 19, 2008, 08:04:49 PM
Btw, SSX Blur is pretty fun on the wii.
Not sure if its as good as SSX Tricky was on PS2 but it's fun and I do like the motion detection factor... I'm just not too great at it yet.
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Post by: VA $l!m on September 20, 2008, 07:16:56 PM
alright. i'm screwed.
red rings!  :frustrated:
my 360 is toast.
i'm so bored.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 20, 2008, 07:43:40 PM
I got the red ring a couple months ago.  I had to send my box in to get fixed.  It was all free and it only took about a week before I had it back in my hands
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 20, 2008, 07:47:43 PM
yeah, i just set up my repair.
sux i just bought a new Live card today!
i'm gonna go nuts without games for however long.
...and dont tell me i  should read a book or somethin! :roll: :lol:

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on September 21, 2008, 02:17:50 PM
they give you a free month of live as courtesy for the repair.  if they don't, call up and bitch.

sucks though man.  i've had 3 of them, and now this new one is acting weird (restarting itself on first power-up every so often). 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 21, 2008, 02:25:39 PM
the only problem I have with mine now is the disc drive door.  It gets stuck sometimes and it wont open.  If I press the eject button sometimes I can hear it try to eject, but it never pops open.  Then it just starts to read the disc that was in there again.  Something is outta line or something.  But if I hear it doin that and I give it a little flick with my finger it will open.  So that works 8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 21, 2008, 05:40:42 PM
the only problem I have with mine now is the disc drive door.  It gets stuck sometimes and it wont open.  If I press the eject button sometimes I can hear it try to eject, but it never pops open.  Then it just starts to read the disc that was in there again.  Something is outta line or something.  But if I hear it doin that and I give it a little flick with my finger it will open.  So that works 8-)

yeah my friend has that problem.
i believe they will do free repairs for that problem even if you are out of the warranty.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 23, 2008, 08:38:17 PM
well, i finally got an email today i've been waiting for from one of my old SOCOM runnin buddies from ps2.
and he just ditched his 360 for a new PS3...
so, i'm on the working/saving warpath the next few weeks. PS3 or bust by the 15th.
w00t!
-TANGO DOWN!  :samurai:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 24, 2008, 08:54:46 PM
lucky me!
my friend out here needed a place to leave his 360 while he's moving this week, so i'm up and runnin while mine is gettin fixed.

come join me on some COD4 or TOo Human if you want.

360id: ShakedownSlim
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 26, 2008, 12:01:19 AM
wow. i just found a huge list of all the Ps3 games that support 7.1 surround.
i had no idea.
thats freakin sweet!
finally i'll have something to make good use of my System running native 7.1.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 01, 2008, 06:00:37 PM
got my 360 back, pretty quick turnaround--about 2 weeks.

looks like i'll be putting getting my ps3 on hold until this hampton ticket fiasco blows over.

i guess it was a good thing i was saving for something. just had to re-prioritize.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 01, 2008, 07:08:13 PM
:o whoa.... a topic about something other than the comeback
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 01, 2008, 07:49:19 PM
it always comes back to video games for me.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 01, 2008, 08:46:28 PM
for all you wii fans, nintendo is suposedly going to announce the Wii HD console at their upcoming press event. due out in 2011.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 05, 2008, 02:14:40 AM
for all you wii fans, nintendo is suposedly going to announce the Wii HD console at their upcoming press event. due out in 2011.

--well, i don think they nintendo ended up giving any real info about the HD next gen Wii, but they did announce the new DS... very nice looking upgrade.------------------------------------------------




OK, now for my VIdeo gAME blog/rant of the week:


its gettIN Real SERIOUs folks!

in my boredom today, as i attempted to restrain myself from going out and purchasing a new game, i decided to plan out what upcoming releases i needed to save up for.

THIs quarter might just be...actually i will say that it in fact is... the most prolific software production cycle for the video game industry EVER! 
As game developers hit their stride, inspired and taking full advantage of the technology of the "next"-current generation of hardware, we are about to see a solid two to three months of top notch releases.

as i made my list i was dumbfounded by the fact that almost every week included possible game of the year material.
Starting with the week of OCT 14th, i'm considering buying a game every week for 6 straight weeks.


here's a 'short' list of notable releases, though i  obviously didnt include every major title. -games will be available for multi-platform unless otherwise noted.


OCT.14th: SOCOM confrontation* (PS3)

      21st: Little BIg Planet* (PS3); FABLE 2 (360)
       
      28th: FALLOUT3*

NOV. 4th!!: Tom CLancy's END WAR*; James Bond-quantum of solace; Resistance 2 (PS3); Gears of War 2 (360)

         11th: Call Of Duty- World at War; Mortal Combat vs. DC comics (PS3); Mirror's Edge*; W.O.W- wrath of the lich king (PC)

          18th: Shaun White snowboarding*; Tomb Raider- Underworld

           23rd: nothing notable yet...((-thank god i need a week off, otherwise no one  is gonna get christmas presents!))

           30th: PRince Of PERsia



*Games i intend to buy on release date if possible.





Enjoy this holiday season kids, it might not be this good again for a long time.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 05, 2008, 10:29:48 AM
and you still plan on going to hampton after all that!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 05, 2008, 12:57:49 PM
and you still plan on going to hampton after all that!

You just have to bring your console with you.  I used to roll with my ps2 and play Tony Hawk all day waiting for the next show to start, unless I was sleeping all day...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 05, 2008, 02:38:12 PM
yeah, i was always too busy sleeping all day
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 05, 2008, 07:10:41 PM
and you still plan on going to hampton after all that!

thats why i'm opening a best buy credit card this week!
 :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 05, 2008, 07:23:42 PM
 :frustrated:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 05, 2008, 07:28:56 PM
goin to get my PS3 right now if i can get motivated.
though i made sure i had my cash in the bank for the lottery first.
i DO have priorities man, i aint that crazy!...well...maybe just a tad. :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 06, 2008, 05:55:12 PM
put down my deposit for my pre-order of SOCOM COnfrontation &bluetooth headset bundle Today!
w00t!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 06, 2008, 09:54:39 PM
put down my deposit for my pre-order of SOCOM COnfrontation &bluetooth headset bundle Today!
w00t!

I'm hooking that up too....stoked...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 07, 2008, 10:41:13 PM
i got my best but credit card today, so i'm green-lighted for pickin up my ps3 whenever this week. 8-)
might just wait until next week though right before socom comes out on wednesday the 15th.

Title: NHL2k9
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 08, 2008, 03:54:06 AM
is tits :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 08, 2008, 05:14:09 PM
first post from  my ps3! :banana:
Title: Re: NHL2k9
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 08, 2008, 05:29:22 PM
is tits :-D

hey, now my post just looks out of place

but anyway, anyone else playing this game?
Title: Re: NHL2k9
Post by: VA $l!m on October 08, 2008, 09:09:22 PM
is tits :-D

hey, now my post just looks out of place

but anyway, anyone else playing this game?

i still dont know what you are referring to?  :lol:
what game?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 08, 2008, 09:11:23 PM
Sweet Slim!  did you get the keyboard?  Let's hook up SOCOM when that comes out or basketball.  I think I am leaning toward NBA Live....I downloaded the demo for NBA The Inside, and it is ok, but I am sure Live and 2k9 are better....I might rent both and decide....I usually roll with Live though....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 08, 2008, 09:28:16 PM
Sweet Slim!  did you get the keyboard?  Let's hook up SOCOM when that comes out or basketball.  I think I am leaning toward NBA Live....I downloaded the demo for NBA The Inside, and it is ok, but I am sure Live and 2k9 are better....I might rent both and decide....I usually roll with Live though....

dont rent.
you can DL the demos off Playstation network for free!!
i already looked and they are both on there.
but like i said earlier i'm goin for LIVE this year. i think they definitely made some major upgrades, and the DAILY updated stats and trends are gonna be a sweet feature. might just have to add this to my best buy bill tomorrow!  :roll:

as far as the PS3 so far, i'm impressed.
i did try out their internet browser, it works pretty nice, but i have to figure out a few things still... i couldnt get into my email and a few other things were locked b/c of cookie seetings and such, but i'll get it together. i wont be using it too much until i can order the keyboard i want off amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-3-Cordless-MediaBoard-Keyboard/dp/B000MFLBBK



one thing that TOTALLY bummed me out though was when i went to set up my audio, i found out that 7.1 surround is limited to pcm streaming through HDMI only or some shit. in other words i cant get 7.1 sent out through a optical cable to my receiver. my tv has hdmi hookups, but my reciever doesnt so i'm fzucked... or just stuck with 5.1, or i'm just gonna have to wait until i get a new receiver, or i'm gonna have to figure out a way around this. i cant really get it straight until i get a game thats in 7.1 and i can see for sure what works.
 :-(
Title: Re: NHL2k9
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 08, 2008, 10:58:42 PM
is tits :-D

hey, now my post just looks out of place

but anyway, anyone else playing this game?

i still dont know what you are referring to?  :lol:
what game?

nhl2k9
Title: Re: NHL2k9
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 09, 2008, 12:52:37 AM
is tits :-D

hey, now my post just looks out of place

but anyway, anyone else playing this game?

i still dont know what you are referring to?  :lol:
what game?

nhl2k9

360 or PS3?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 09, 2008, 01:09:19 AM
360
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 09, 2008, 10:43:22 AM
what do you think of it? 

i tried the 2k9 demo again this year, still a big bucket of FAIL.  i don't know what happened in 2 years, but EA has easily reclaimed the crown of best NHL game.  the control scheme in NHL 09 makes playing hockey fun and easy, and really a lot more fluid than 2k ever was - and i used to LOVE 2k on Dreamcast/Xbox in the many years EA was focused on destroying their football franchise.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 09, 2008, 01:26:13 PM
I'm really enjoying it.  Very impressed with the graphics and the gameplay.  The control layout for playing is simple too.  I haven't played any of the other NHL games but I really like this one
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on October 09, 2008, 02:11:00 PM
been playing a bit of Fist Full of Frags....

its one of many free Source Mods now available.

http://www.fistful-of-frags.com/

(http://www.fistful-of-frags.com/edicion/noticias/fof127.jpg)
(http://www.fistful-of-frags.com/edicion/noticias/fof45.jpg)
(http://www.fistful-of-frags.com/edicion/noticias/fof110.jpg)
(http://www2.fileplanet.com/images/180000/183526ss_sm2.jpg)

not many great in-game pics

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 09, 2008, 02:26:58 PM
is that a mod for the quake engine?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on October 09, 2008, 11:53:45 PM
half life 2
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 10, 2008, 07:36:25 PM
saw a sweet hands on demo for Call of Duty World at War yesterday. totally looks like a good time. the online co-op campaign will be a nice addition. they also added some nice stuff to the mutiplayer involving the perks and prestiges.

also check  out FAR CRY 2 if you havent heard about it. this game looks to be very dope and is out in the next few weeks.  the graphics are phenominal and it adds a cool open world twist to your traditional FPS.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 10, 2008, 07:44:20 PM
yeah, i've been keeping an eye on Far Cry 2 for a while.  they used a lot of East Africa (where i've spent much time) as the basis for the setting, so i'm really looking forward to seeing their interpretation of it.  the graphics do look really slick too.

half-life 2 kicks ass.  kinda wish i can do the mods on the Xbox version (no PC, and there's no Mac version - though i can run it on Windows on my laptop if really wanted to).  i LOVE team fortress 2.  such amazing games on The Orange Box. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 10, 2008, 10:22:59 PM
so i got a few questions:

1. for caravan-- how are you hookin up your ps3, audio and video wise? i'm usin a hdmi to my TV for video, and an optical to my reciever for audio( it allows you to do this and shuts off the audio output to the hdmi)


2. CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT:
currently i haver a modem upstairs for our PC, no router,nowireless. when i want to play games online i run a 50ft ethernet upstairs from my basement where my room is and unplug the pc from the modem and hook up the ethernet for my console. yeah it sounds lame, but its worked for awhile. one reason i've done this and not set up a wireless network for my games is that i DONT want to play online with a wireless connection. from what i've heard and seen first hand online it can be detrimental. NOW, i've gotten to the point where i decided that i'd just get a second hardline/modem downstairs so at least i didnt have to run the cable upstairs and swap out the connection to the pc all the time. EVEN if it woudl split my bandwidth it still would serve a purpose.
though when i called TIME WARNER tonite they told me that in order to have another modem i'd have to open another Account?!?!? and pay for another entire set of bandwidth?!?! unless i set up a router...which i dont want to do. which makes no sense to me when settign up a wireless router basically accomplished the smae thing as hooking up another hardline modem. then the guy is like: "well, you could just buy your own modem i guess" needless to say they werent very helpful.
i'm sorta confused on what i should do.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 10, 2008, 11:43:19 PM
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8868406&type=product&id=1210290067693

wow. anyone every use one of these powerline ethernet adaptors??
sounds pretty sweet.

there are a bunch of different models i just picked one out to show ya'll that had a bunch of reviews that address the porblem i'm having. seems like most of these people had the same problem as me, and they say that these things are like twice as fast as wireless, with no lag for gaming.


EDIT:

after doing a little more research, these things look awesome, but the only kicker is that with their somewhat expensive price range for the better ones on top of the fact that i'd have to then buy a router for my modem it isnt looking cheap.
guess i'll jsut look into getting a second modem.

but it was cool fingding out about these things. i diditn realize you could stream ethernet through your outlets!  8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 11, 2008, 04:01:29 PM
another game to add to the HUGe List of great product thats comin out in the next few weeks:

SPIDERMAN: WEB OF SHADOWS

as a big comic book fan, games in this genre tend to FAIL more than not, but this one is looking to shape up very nicely. if there werent so many other must buys in the next few weeks, i'd probably be pickin this one up. so maybe down the road once its used and cheap.
check it out:

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/spidermanwebofshadows/index.html


its insane. the week of the 21st alone there are 3 games i'd buy before this one:
1. Little Big PLanet
2. Fable 2
3.Far CRy 2
4 web of shadows!

oh, and BTW:
i'm assuming all you fanboys heard the big announcement about the the HALO game: HALO-RECOn.
apparently it'll be the last installment in the franchise by bungie, due out next fall. should be a bunch of stuff covered about it during the tokyo game show this week if you are interested.

here's the trailer and other stuff from xplay:

http://www.g4tv.com/tgs2008/blog/post/689958/New_Halo_3_Recon_Trailer_.html
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on October 11, 2008, 05:42:42 PM
Just saw something last night about a Halo RTS, that's going to be coming out soon, not produced by Bungie however.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 11, 2008, 07:33:41 PM
Just saw something last night about a Halo RTS, that's going to be coming out soon, not produced by Bungie however.

yeah they announced that at E3 this summer.
basically your run of the mill RTS with a halo theme.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 11, 2008, 10:35:43 PM
Right now, I just have my PS3 hooked up to my TV via HDMI for audio and video.  I have run an optical to my receiver for audio before and it worked fine, but I have that run to my standard dvd player right now.  I am looking at getting a new 5.1/7.1 system, mine is old, and not even DTS.  But when I had the optical set up with the PS3, it sounded dope.  Thing is, the only time I can play the PS3 is when the baby is sleeping, so I have to play it quietly, unfortunately.  I should try playing it with headphones, but I'm good just paying it through my TV speakers, which are actually half-decent.

As far as the net connection, I have an old 802.11g router that I just hooked up.  I couldn;t get it to work with my Airport Express.  So, it is working fine with the router (I don;t think the PS3 even supports N routers), but I only get about 55% signal.  Still I have logged on and what not, but have yet to actually have a game session  online.  I am sure it will be a little spotty, especially with headset use and what not, but I hope to find out next week when SOCOM comes out.  So, the router is the cheap way, but maybe not the best way.  Can't you get an ethernet hub and just run that 50 footer in a discrete way so both the PC and the PS3 can work at the same time?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 11, 2008, 11:06:02 PM
Halo Wars is the new RTS.  it does look really polished - i'm sure Bungie worked quite a bit with them to make sure that everything was "right".  they apparently even got the exact same driving physics in the Warthogs as in Halo, so there was a bit of time spent to Halo-ify this.  i'm not a huge RTS fan, but i may pick this up (and Civ Revolutions, which is the best RTS i've see on a console)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 11, 2008, 11:30:04 PM
Right now, I just have my PS3 hooked up to my TV via HDMI for audio and video.  I have run an optical to my receiver for audio before and it worked fine, but I have that run to my standard dvd player right now.  I am looking at getting a new 5.1/7.1 system, mine is old, and not even DTS.  But when I had the optical set up with the PS3, it sounded dope.  Thing is, the only time I can play the PS3 is when the baby is sleeping, so I have to play it quietly, unfortunately.  I should try playing it with headphones, but I'm good just paying it through my TV speakers, which are actually half-decent.

As far as the net connection, I have an old 802.11g router that I just hooked up.  I couldn;t get it to work with my Airport Express.  So, it is working fine with the router (I don;t think the PS3 even supports N routers), but I only get about 55% signal.  Still I have logged on and what not, but have yet to actually have a game session  online.  I am sure it will be a little spotty, especially with headset use and what not, but I hope to find out next week when SOCOM comes out.  So, the router is the cheap way, but maybe not the best way.  Can't you get an ethernet hub and just run that 50 footer in a discrete way so both the PC and the PS3 can work at the same time?

the discrete part is the problem. its impossible with the layout of my house--totally in the way.
otherwise a hub would work perfectly, and i might end up using one anyway, and then hitch it up to one of those powerline ethernet adaptors.
and yeah, wireless for some games online is ok, but if your playing anything competitive unless its something that doesnt move fast, its gonna be bad as far as lag. def need a hardline for any shooter.

i'm also not sure, but i'm hoping that if i can jsut get another modem that it wont 'split' my bandwidth eith my other outlet, but rather 'share' the bandwidth. that way i can control things like shutting down my client or the internet altogether whiel i play games, and vice versa to free up bandwidth. i dunno, i'm looking into it, but i'm not really gonna spend much cash on the situation at this point, since it is somewhat a short term deal.


oh, and if you ever decide to get a 7.1 Hometheatre make sure you avoid the problem i have now and get a receiver that supports lpcm 7.1 through HDMI. i'm still pissed i cant get the 7.1 from my ps3 to my 7.1 receiver! way uncool. though i did play a demo the other night and i was impressed by the fact that even in a PS3 Demo it gave me multiple audio format options in game. never seen that from a 360 game before.


Speakin gof 360, if you go on LIVE right now and check out the marketplace there are some really cool videos and press about the new DASHBOARD.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 11, 2008, 11:35:43 PM
omg, this is INSANE:

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/10/07/littlebigplanet-used-to-create-1600-part-calculator-video

you have GOT to watch the whole video - it is just nuts to imagine the sheer scale of this level design until seeing it!  the person who designed this is extraordinarily smart - they have used a (PS3, or) counting machine so advanced it can display HD graphics and allow for enough environmental interactions to create a basic counting machine.  in a game. 

mind bottling.

like my mind is all trapped up in a bottle.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on October 12, 2008, 04:28:43 AM
That's insane, that person does need to get out more however.  :-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 13, 2008, 04:18:07 PM
playing some "ratchet and clank: tools of destruction"
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 15, 2008, 11:15:53 PM
well i got madden 09 the other day and left it at my buds house where we play...very fun.
great version this year, much more realistic gaming. A+
must have, IMO.


then i got socom today... all was great, i got it, my new bluetooth headset, and found my old clan right away.
had a blast playin a few games, but by the time dinner came around and everyone else had the game and logged on... of course the sever crashed..suck suck suck. knew it was coming though, hopefully they'll back it up soon. SONY had pretty much disowned socom so it was no surprise that they wouldnt have the servers ready for the onslaught of peeps that have been waiting for this game for 2 years. really sad sitchey, but i have faith that they;ll see the light when they look at the phenominal #s of pees that signed on, and they'll give the servers some more supprt hopefully.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on October 15, 2008, 11:18:06 PM
well i got madden 09 the other day and left it at my buds house where we play...very fun.
great version this year, much more realistic gaming. A+
must have, IMO.


We're already on season #2 on the PS3.  I would agree.  Major upgrade this year and much more realistic game play.  Excellent version of Madden. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 15, 2008, 11:46:32 PM
well i got madden 09 the other day and left it at my buds house where we play...very fun.
great version this year, much more realistic gaming. A+
must have, IMO.


then i got socom today... all was great, i got it, my new bluetooth headset, and found my old clan right away.
had a blast playin a few games, but by the time dinner came around and everyone else had the game and logged on... of course the sever crashed..suck suck suck. knew it was coming though, hopefully they'll back it up soon. SONY had pretty much disowned socom so it was no surprise that they wouldnt have the servers ready for the onslaught of peeps that have been waiting for this game for 2 years. really sad sitchey, but i have faith that they;ll see the light when they look at the phenominal #s of pees that signed on, and they'll give the servers some more supprt hopefully.

couldn't get socom in the stores today, have to wait till tomorrow....I'll be stoked if it works...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: crnl4bn on October 16, 2008, 12:26:07 AM
i'm thinking 'bout buying a ps3 just for fifa 09 and fifa street 2.  any other fifa fans here?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 16, 2008, 08:43:56 AM
fifa blows... get a real soccer game... get PES 2009 (pro evolution soccer)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on October 16, 2008, 09:02:25 AM
fifa blows... get a real soccer game... get PES 2009 (pro evolution soccer)

I knew it was coming!   :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: crnl4bn on October 16, 2008, 09:41:56 AM
fifa blows... get a real soccer game... get PES 2009 (pro evolution soccer)

huh, that's odd, a majority of the reviews that i've read discussing fifa vs pes favored fifa in 2008 and are siding with EA Sports again this year.
===========================================================================================
http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/fifa-09-sony-playstation-3-microsoft-xbox-360/340017-fifa-09-vs-pes-2009-truth.html

"Suffice to say, we all have to be honest here. Fifa 07 was a warning to PES. In my view it was NOT better than PES 06. Not at all, especially on PS2 which is one of the best football games ever. However, 07 showed something that gamers had never seen before. The possibility of unpredictability in a football game. Of a balanced and paced gaming experience where you didn't just try and score more than the other guy. 07 had a TON of flaws that soon rendered it unplayable, but PES did not heed the warning.

Fifa 08, in my view, SPANKED PES 2008 all the way home. Fifa 08 had numerous problems that again rendered it unplayable after a while, but the fact is it was so much more sophisticated than PES 2008, it was unreal. You actually had to think about what you were doing.

Now we come to Fifa 09. I have saved my proper thoughts for this iteration because it really applies here. Here are the reasons WHY Fifa 09 WILL own, and copyright ownerise at that, PES 2009 and maybe even bury PES for a few years to come if not for good.
1. Graphics
Face it guys, we can argue all day long about gameplay over graphics which is valid, but if a game starts off with a solid visual base that mimics the LOOK of football, you are already on a winner. Fifa has beaten PES on the graphics front for years, but it fell down on some things till this year. Faces and heights/build. The demo showed they FINALLY got it this year. There are clear height and build differences on the pitch, and the faces actually now look like the real players. With this, the PES advantage is WIPED away and the overall graphics of Fifa obliterates PES from the get go anyway.

2. Sound
The commentary on PES 2009 is a HUGE improvement. However, they seem to have copied the style of Fifa with it. The commentary of Fifa has been amazing since 07 and it doesn't really have to change that much in my book to still be the best. The crowd chants, the player calls, the overall atmosphere in Fifa 09 will likely carry on the next gen tradition of being one of the games strongest suits. PES is not even a tenth of the aural standards of Fifa, and it won't be this year.

3. Licences
Very important. I hated the monopoly before, but if Konami are not willing to pay the money for it, then EA are fine to take them all. The fact you can have more or less any team you want, is huge. This to me though is a WEAK argument for Fifa. To be honest, it is the game that matters most, not how many teams are in it. Euro 2008 was a very good game with NO clubs.

4. Online
Fifa 09 decimates on this level. 08 was good but had many silly things (forced penalties, online gamers exploiting glitches, quitters, team abuse with no points reflection for using weaker teams, the manual vs assisted handicap). However, it STILL wiped the floor with the woeful PES 2008 online. This year, the 10 v 10 and Fifa Clubs thing will be a revolution if they implement it right. How on earth can PES compete with that???? They simply can't. They have been playing catch up, so as they copy one feature in Be A Legend, EA have added three others. That is what happens when you refuse to take a risk and innovate, and rather watch the competition and try to beat them at their own game. If Fifa 09 sorts out those online issues I mentioned, on that alone, PES is a finished. We all know EA though and how stubborn they are. It is unlikely all those issues will be addressed for 09. Maybe some will.

5. Gameplay
The main thing. The feature that Fifa always lost out on. Fifa 09 IS going to change that. I have played the demo a lot. I was a Fifa 08 veteran for the first 4 months or so with a rank in the top 200 - 600 in the world when I was really active online. I know this game inside out and I HATED fifa 07 and then 08 for SOME of the horrible glitches they had in the game. In the end I quit playing them for the reason that once you get good enough at the game, the problems become GLARING. The game becomes unplayable because you no longer do anything by accident. You begin to realise the limitations and failings.

FIfa 09 EVEN ON THE DEMO, is astonishing. I have read some of the complaints and I have to shake my head. You complainers are confused. This game plays more like real football than anything that has ever been made. I am a football game aficionado. I have played them ALL and OWENED them ALL. ISS, Actua Soccer, This Is Football, Adidas Power Soccer, Sensible Soccer, Striker, World Cup USA 94, Super Soccer, All fifa's till 2000, Most ISS and PES's till 2006 (took a football game hiatus from 2000 - 2005). Most on this board will not even know some of these games. I can tell you that as a veteran football game player, FIFA 09 IS GOING TO BE THE BEST EVER FOOTBALL GAME HANDS DOWN!

Here are some reasons that people may not realise unless they are similar to me.

1. The physicality.
I have NEVER. I mean NEVER seen anything like this before. It is unreal. You go into challenges and have no idea what is going to happen. Guys push, pull lean and stretch. Everything is a fight and you get this feeling of 'effort' being put in by your players. Some players are more aggressive than others and you can feel and see it on the field. This ALONE has changed my view of what a football game can be like to play. The headers alone have a ton of different animations and I keep seeing new ones. EA have to be commended on this mechanic. People are under estimating the impact of the physicality engine. THIS is what is going to set the game apart from PES and all before it. Not all the other bells and whistles of gameplay, it is THIS. To me, this feature is the biggest step forward since the introduction of the free ball in 07. In fact, this has made a bigger impression for me. They hyped it, but it was UNDER hyped for me. It is better than I expected. Guys jumping over prone players, tripping over outstretched legs, stumbling and keeping balance, pushing to get at the ball, man kudos for this addition. PES owned on this, BIG TIME.

2. Off the ball animations
Here is another HUGE addition for me. Players raise arms for offsides (even when they are wrong and have to keep playing). Players point into space for passes. Players express dissapointment IN GAME and not in some DUMB cut scene that is filmed unrealistically. EA still have some of these DAFT cut scenes, but thankfully they are reduced and the new in game ones added. I have had players do prayers on the field looking up to the sky when they get hacked down outside the box. Gesture angrily to a team mate when a pass doesn't come and do so IN GAME and NOT in a stupid cut scene. EA seriously, you do not realise how much better you have made the game by doing this. Your cut scenes, sorry to say, SUCK compared to the real TV like cut scenes of PES. They kick your *** on that yearly and this year they will OVERALL be better on the real TV like presentation of subs, time boards, trainers, dugout, on pitch antics, quick free kicks etc. EA DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPACT OF TV PRESENTATION! The changes you have done are excellent, just keep going. Do it with free kicks, subs, everything. WATCH FOOTBALL ON TV AND COPY THAT AS PES ALWAYS DOES. Hey, PES go so far as to have SLO MO celebrations after the goal and celebration has been done and replayed JUST like tv. It really helps. You have started something great with 09. Seal the deal and you will bury PES on this.

3. Reaction Times and flow/controllabilty
Contentious issue here. Fifa is trying to be realistic, and in real life, you can't pass a ball if it is not at your feet yet. PES can do this instant pass because the ball is stuck to their feet. If you press pass or shoot in Fifa, he will do so when his foot next hits the ball. There can therefore be a delay if you are sprinting or have the ball knocked on or even if you are jogging. The times have been sped up, but there will never be that instant hit you get with PES as a standard. Sometimes it will be fast, and others it won't be. I think they have some work to do on this, but they are getting there with reaction times. I think players need to realise that in real life, you can't kick a ball before your leg has time to reach it!

Fifa 09 have thankfully sped up players control and trapping and the overall flow of the game is much better than it has ever been. Tricks reaction can be much better though. They still pull off tricks too slow for the skillful players, but this may be a demo thing. There is an issue with the manual vs assisted and semi controls too.

Manual is EASILY the most realistic shooting mechanic on any game I have played. In my view it should be standard for the game. You really can't turn on a dime and shoot with manual unless you are a skilled player. The computer won't help you. You do it all yourself. This means the misses you do look and feel realistic. Maybe the manual shooting is TOO unforgiving though. I mean a pro player will not miss an open goal from 5 yards, but you can easily with manual. In my view this is a weakness of Fifa over PES. PES have confidence in their control set up and EVERYONE uses the same ones. Fifa give you too many options here and it makes for an unbalanced online experience. If EA had confidence in their control set up, there would be no assisted, semi and manual choice. It just is what it is. In my opinion, this has to be looked at.

Well there you have it. I have stated my many issues with FIFA and this demo in other threads, but I felt I had to be clear on how impressed I am with the game and how the battle with PES has been won before it starts.

EA listen to some of the things I pointed out and your game will bury PES for good unless they do a similar overhaul to their engine. Little things like removing the lateral L2 R2 dribble makes NO SENSE. Do not take out things that are working for you. Do away with those sill cut scenes and replace them with the kind we see on TV and on PES. Use more in game animations. Implement things like the fast free kick. Sort out the online balance etc.

Very simple things need to be done, because you have got all the difficult and complex things sorted.

FIFA 09 is going to be big time."
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PES blows... get a REAL soccer game... get in shape and join an amateur league   :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 16, 2008, 12:52:38 PM
funny, cuz any real soccer game fan will tell you that PES is and has always been better where it matters.... with game play.

i've played both the FIFA 09 & PES 09 demos and will most certainly be waiting for PES to come out next month rather than getting FIFA.

i found the fifa demo to be way too arcadey... sure its fun and you can score lots of goals, and there are plenty of tricks that are easy to do.... but as far as simulating an actual game of soccer, i stick with PES.

i'll also say that i was a fifa fanboy for years... up until i got my 06.  i got fifa 06 and enjoyed it but it stopped working so when i went to take it back i decided to get PES and wow, what a difference.

yes, fifa has all the leagues and players and licenses, but again the core gameplay of how an actual soccer game flows and develops is more true in PES.  the AI is better IMO... they make better/more intelligent runs when in attack, keep their defensive shape better.  the speed and flow of the game seems more real, there's more buildup play and passing back, and making the long diagonal runs into space, etc.

i think the player animations are a bit better in fifa, but the ball physics seem way off to me... the ball feels like it floats in the air and hangs, kinda like kicking a beach ball instead of a soccer ball.

thats just my opinion.  i suggest you download the demo for PES and try for yourself. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: crnl4bn on October 16, 2008, 08:47:32 PM
i guess when it comes to soccer games, I like the arcadeiness of fifa 09.  i've always had fun playing fifa and in the end, that's what counts.   

but now you've gone and ruined it for me by telling me there is something similar but different. :cry: :cry: :cry: 

you make a good point with regards to PES being a more realistic match simulator. i've played soccer all my life, and I may find that I like the realism delivered in PES.   like i said, i've always had fun with the fifa franchise, so ill probably have just as much fun with PES.


i'll have to give PES a test drive.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 16, 2008, 10:34:46 PM
2 days of a crashed socom server= SLIm is STRESSFRATED!!!  :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 16, 2008, 11:42:56 PM
2 days of a crashed socom server= SLIm is STRESSFRATED!!!  :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

Crud...I've got it right here, headset charged up....Is this the same crash still from yesterday, or did it crash again?  Is it up and down, or just down?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 17, 2008, 06:13:41 PM
2 days of a crashed socom server= SLIm is STRESSFRATED!!!  :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

Crud...I've got it right here, headset charged up....Is this the same crash still from yesterday, or did it crash again?  Is it up and down, or just down?

the server is fucked...i'm gonna check right now, but i dont have any hopes until monday when a new patch is coming out.
your best bet to get in a game is to log on anytime outside of primetime hours of 6-12pm eastern.
also, if you can get on the server but continually get disconnescted, try deleting your profile and making a new one. worked for me for a bit yesterday, but then the whole server froze up and noone was gettin in games.
we'll see about tonite. i'll be trying for sure, but if it doesnt pan out i'm going to play COD on LIVe b/c i got to kill someone soon or i'm gonna freak!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 17, 2008, 07:29:18 PM
and THIS is why I happily pay for xbox live
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 17, 2008, 08:07:34 PM
2 days of a crashed socom server= SLIm is STRESSFRATED!!!  :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

Crud...I've got it right here, headset charged up....Is this the same crash still from yesterday, or did it crash again?  Is it up and down, or just down?

the server is fucked...i'm gonna check right now, but i dont have any hopes until monday when a new patch is coming out.
your best bet to get in a game is to log on anytime outside of primetime hours of 6-12pm eastern.
also, if you can get on the server but continually get disconnescted, try deleting your profile and making a new one. worked for me for a bit yesterday, but then the whole server froze up and noone was gettin in games.
we'll see about tonite. i'll be trying for sure, but if it doesnt pan out i'm going to play COD on LIVe b/c i got to kill someone soon or i'm gonna freak!


EDIT!!:

ITS UP AND RUNNING LIKE BUTTAH!!!!


::slim up all nite playin socom; see ya in a few days!::

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 17, 2008, 10:03:16 PM
ok, to be fair to fifa... i went back and played about 15-20 games in the demo last night, then played PES for a couple right after to do a direct compare.

and i'll say... fifa 09 ain't that bad... there were things i liked better than PES and vise versa... after about the 5th match or so of fifa i was really getting a handle on it, and actually enjoying it!  the player models & animations are sooo much better, very individualized IMO... where as pes is a bit too static, in that there isn't  much difference between say wayne rooney & lionel messi...

also the gameplay and pace/speed of the game was pretty good.  and the AI was on par with pes

i liked how in fifa all the passes/shots/crosses/long balls had a power  meter... wish pes would add this.

overall i think i'll go with pes, but fifa is really close this year, and the fact that they have waaaaay way more licenses that pes may sway me that way next year.  we'll see
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on October 18, 2008, 01:49:28 AM
good to hear  8-)

glad your willing to get a full perspective
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 18, 2008, 09:51:56 AM
always do... i was a fifa guy for years..  and every year fifa comes out here in the states first so i always think about buying it to tide me over till PES...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Mr Minor on October 22, 2008, 08:48:05 AM
Tonight on G4 they are doing a complete show dedicated to the new Guitar Hero.  It is also going to talk about creating your own music on the game.  Should be interesting.  Curious if you can put different music on it and make it work.  I know there are downloadable songs, such as some Dead tunes, but how sweet would it be to put something like DWD or Divided Sky on it and rock out??

The game itself is sickly addicting.  I had never played it until last week and my buddy is going to get the new one next week.  Should be interesting.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on October 22, 2008, 11:45:44 AM
You mean like this:

[youtube]g7YOGQhwyas&hl=en&fs=1"[/youtube]

[youtube]EOmI3mH5xtM&hl=en&fs=1"[/youtube]
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on October 22, 2008, 10:03:34 PM
Really digging SOCOM now that I have gotten a little deeper into it.  I am still a total noob, but it is bad ass.....Still trying to figure it out and I just get murdered left and right, but I have only been able to play three 30-40 minute sessions.....My wife hates it and we only have one TV and blah, blah, blah, blah, but it is sick.....I have never really experienced online gaming before, so I am jazzed.  We used to all play Doom on the LAN at work, but since then I've never gone online...so sick....I'll be ready to hook up a game with you soon Slim....As well, I am jonesed about the Little Big Planet delay, but it's better for my bank account...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on October 22, 2008, 10:06:15 PM
Really digging SOCOM now that I have gotten a little deeper into it.  I am still a total noob, but it is bad ass.....Still trying to figure it out and I just get murdered left and right, but I have only been able to play three 30-40 minute sessions.....My wife hates it and we only have one TV and blah, blah, blah, blah, but it is sick.....I have never really experienced online gaming before, so I am jazzed.  We used to all play Doom on the LAN at work, but since then I've never gone online...so sick....I'll be ready to hook up a game with you soon Slim....As well, I am jonesed about the Little Big Planet delay, but it's better for my bank account...

 :lol:

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 25, 2008, 06:59:23 PM
i'm officially 110% SOcracked out.

but 'fallout 3' comes out tuesday.
i've got to figure  out a way to get this game ASAP, but its time for bills, and i'm already fZucked.
we'll see, but if you are into either RPGs or FSPs or just really well made video games at all, this is a MUST HAVE.
most likely will be GAME OF THE YEAR imo.

only thing that sux is that i want to get it on PS3 but 360 will have exclusive DLC in the future.


so many good games this month i'm missing out on already. bummer.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on October 29, 2008, 10:33:34 AM
XBOX users :
http://gizmodo.com/5070189/new-xbox-experience-nxe-review-its-pure-improvement
Quote
This November, the Xbox 360 will turn three. So far, it’s been a profitable and successful system for Microsoft, capturing the attention of developers, snatching exclusives away from the PlayStation 3 and gaining lots of street cred from hardcore gamers.

But in spite of this success, Microsoft has chosen to make an aggressive, totally unprecedented step. They’re completely overhauling the Xbox 360 firmware with a free update called the New Xbox Experience (NXE) that hits consoles on November 19th. Functionally, it's hiding at least one killer app. Visually, it’s a bigger jump than Windows XP to Windows Vista. Given that NXE is a mandatory update for anyone on Xbox Live, it's a good thing we really, really liked it.
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/10/IMG_6533.jpg)

Hit the link for more...


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 29, 2008, 06:41:03 PM
if you go to the marketplace on live there are exstensive videos detailing every aspect of the new 'dashboard'.

one thing they did take back that they were originally promising though was teh ability to share videos and DLC with a limited # of friends, bummer. when they first announced teh upgrade back @ E3 they said that if you DLed a movie you could share it free of charge with a limited # of people on your friends list. i guess they decided that would be too generous.

playstation home is also expected to launch approx. the same date.
should be interesting for me, comparing the two... if i havent sold my 360 by then.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: GBL on October 29, 2008, 06:45:28 PM
if you go to the marketplace on live there are exstensive videos detailing every aspect of the new 'dashboard'.

one thing they did take back that they were originally promising though was teh ability to share videos and DLC with a limited # of friends, bummer. when they first announced teh upgrade back @ E3 they said that if you DLed a movie you could share it free of charge with a limited # of people on your friends list. i guess they decided that would be too generous.

playstation home is also expected to launch approx. the same date.
should be interesting for me, comparing the two... if i havent sold my 360 by then.

Where the hell you been?  8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on October 29, 2008, 06:52:21 PM
::slim up all nite playin socom; see ya in a few days!::

i'm officially 110% SOcracked out.

 :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on October 29, 2008, 09:07:41 PM
i'm really excited for NXE.  my roommate has Netflix, so now we'll be able to stream in HD right to the TV any time we want - farkin brilliant Microsoft!!!  seriously, it's way too cool of a feature for them to be throwing in for free!

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 29, 2008, 09:15:04 PM
i'm really excited for NXE.  my roommate has Netflix, so now we'll be able to stream in HD right to the TV any time we want - farkin brilliant Microsoft!!!  seriously, it's way too cool of a feature for them to be throwing in for free!



there are a lot of nice things about the new dashboard.
personally i'm stoked for both it and HOME.
i havent tried aLing much from the PSstore yet, but it is also fairly cool.
one difference i think between the two as far as movies is if i'm not mistaken, is that you can actually buy and keep movies from the PSN, whereas 360 just streams. not sure how much memory a HD movie would take up though...i'd be looking into it more if i wasnt so broke currently. when i first hooked it up i was thinkin of gettin iron man on bluray from the store.

BTW, the reviews for the first part of teh fall onslaught of top tier games are in:

Fable2= 5 out of 5.
far cry 2= 4 out of 5.
littlebigplanet= 5 out of 5.
Fallout 3= 5 out of 5
.----this game is unreal! its the first thing i'm buying as soon as i pay my bills.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 03, 2008, 07:30:43 PM
played the 'mirrors edge' demo today. very cool.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 03, 2008, 08:15:42 PM
well, after a good 8 month hiatus, i picked up GTA4 again... on a whim, i was bored, and it was sitting there next to the xbox, so i said, what the heck!

now i'm addicted again... and i'm still only 51% complete!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 04, 2008, 12:36:51 PM
well, after a good 8 month hiatus, i picked up GTA4 again... on a whim, i was bored, and it was sitting there next to the xbox, so i said, what the heck!

now i'm addicted again... and i'm still only 51% complete!

yeah, wish i still had my copy...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 04, 2008, 09:51:33 PM
I want to pick that up again, I am only about 25% done, but I have been hooked on SOCOM and before that, SKATE...on top of it all, I rented littlebigplanet, so I have 5 days to check that out....SOCOM rules.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 06, 2008, 06:43:39 PM
I want to pick that up again, I am only about 25% done, but I have been hooked on SOCOM and before that, SKATE...on top of it all, I rented littlebigplanet, so I have 5 days to check that out....SOCOM rules.....

LMK how you like LittleBig Planet.
i'm stuck wit SOCOM and SOCOM only right now...just too broke to pick up anythin else.
once i get my bills paid, i'm either gonna pick up FALLout 3 or  Fable 2.

its almost good i'm broke though, otherwise i'd have to be delegating video game time between all the stuff out there i want to play right now.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 07, 2008, 10:32:52 PM
i played the COD world at war multiplayer beta today. i have to say, it was awesome. i'm not a big fan of the WWII strain of this game, but overall it had the COD4 feel, with some graphic and gameplay upgrades. i think the 4 player co-op will turn out to be real fun as well.

also, played teh Tom CLancy's END WAR demo on PS3. this game is dope, and revolutionary. this will be the first RealTimeStrategy game to really break into the console market. it uses a completely encompassing voice command setup  instead of keyboard functions to circumvent the problems previous RTS' that have attempted to port to consoles from PC. very cool game. hopefully i'll get the chance to pick this one up.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 08, 2008, 01:30:26 AM
I want to pick that up again, I am only about 25% done, but I have been hooked on SOCOM and before that, SKATE...on top of it all, I rented littlebigplanet, so I have 5 days to check that out....SOCOM rules.....

LMK how you like LittleBig Planet.
i'm stuck wit SOCOM and SOCOM only right now...just too broke to pick up anythin else.
once i get my bills paid, i'm either gonna pick up FALLout 3 or  Fable 2.

its almost good i'm broke though, otherwise i'd have to be delegating video game time between all the stuff out there i want to play right now.

LittleBig Planet is SICK!!  Just put it down (not by choice) after about one hour of total play.  Have to return it tomorrow, but it rules, and I want to get it for sure.  Basically, I just played through the first two levels, which is really just an orientation to the controls and the environment. I don't know if this game is for everyone, as it is really like a massive kind of Mario Bros.....It could not be further from a shoot-em-up  or like that.  I just think the graphics are insane and the whole environment is just really well done.  I have not even checked out any of the online capabilities, but I have to say I had a lot of fun playing it.  A hardcore gamer might find it it a little immature, I dunno....I think it is super dope.  I bet the reviews are good.  The game is so massive, I barley scratched the surface...I'll have to get it, but I am glad I rented it first, because even though I think it is bad ass, not everyone might...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 08, 2008, 05:50:26 PM
I want to pick that up again, I am only about 25% done, but I have been hooked on SOCOM and before that, SKATE...on top of it all, I rented littlebigplanet, so I have 5 days to check that out....SOCOM rules.....

LMK how you like LittleBig Planet.
i'm stuck wit SOCOM and SOCOM only right now...just too broke to pick up anythin else.
once i get my bills paid, i'm either gonna pick up FALLout 3 or  Fable 2.

its almost good i'm broke though, otherwise i'd have to be delegating video game time between all the stuff out there i want to play right now.

LittleBig Planet is SICK!!  Just put it down (not by choice) after about one hour of total play.  Have to return it tomorrow, but it rules, and I want to get it for sure.  Basically, I just played through the first two levels, which is really just an orientation to the controls and the environment. I don't know if this game is for everyone, as it is really like a massive kind of Mario Bros.....It could not be further from a shoot-em-up  or like that.  I just think the graphics are insane and the whole environment is just really well done.  I have not even checked out any of the online capabilities, but I have to say I had a lot of fun playing it.  A hardcore gamer might find it it a little immature, I dunno....I think it is super dope.  I bet the reviews are good.  The game is so massive, I barley scratched the surface...I'll have to get it, but I am glad I rented it first, because even though I think it is bad ass, not everyone might...

cool!

i'm assuming you know the real big 'whooptey-do' about this game is the Level Editor, and the fact that you can upload and share all of your own creations with the network for others to play or just check out. some stuff made so far ranges from exact re-creations of claSsic platformers and games all the way to performance art pieces.  i'm fairly sure you can check out you tube and already find some insane shit people have created with the software included in the game.
can't wait to get my hands on it for sure, maybe for christmas.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 08, 2008, 05:56:48 PM
came within 2 minutes of buying a wii today... on sale at target... conferred with the wife (who actually wants one)... decided we didn't have the $$ at the moment...

she was at target an hour later and it was gone :(

we're thinking family gift from santa perhaps
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 08, 2008, 06:17:29 PM
came within 2 minutes of buying a wii today... on sale at target... conferred with the wife (who actually wants one)... decided we didn't have the $$ at the moment...

she was at target an hour later and it was gone :(

we're thinking family gift from santa perhaps

The wii is fun...I didn;t realize there was still a shortage, but every time I am in a store and see a stack of them I think I should buy two and put 'em on ebay the week before xmas.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 08, 2008, 06:51:11 PM
yeah... i go to target probably at least once a week and look everytime i'm there i look to see if they have a wii... today was literally the 1st time i've seen one... which is why i thought about buying it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 08, 2008, 10:35:58 PM
anyone here that is into RPGs at all should do themselves a favor and check out the reviews of FALLOUT 3.
this one has a video review about  half way down the page that is really good:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/924/924647p1.html



F- it. i'm goin to best buy and chargin this tomorrow. i cant wait!
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 10, 2008, 12:00:55 AM
anyone here that is into RPGs at all should do themselves a favor and check out the reviews of FALLOUT 3.
this one has a video review about  half way down the page that is really good:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/924/924647p1.html



F- it. i'm goin to best buy and chargin this tomorrow. i cant wait!

got it.
i'll pop back in after my two days off that i plan on spending playing this nonstop! so far its incredible.
quite possibly game of the year.
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Post by: Declan on November 13, 2008, 02:47:34 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCM9RDkHSEM[/youtube]

anyone play the demo yet?
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 13, 2008, 11:40:24 PM
BTW...
Picked up Call Of Duty the other day for the Wii.
Played it tonight for the first time: awesome.

It has multiplayer too but I didn't get around to firing that up.

gotta get some sleep.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 14, 2008, 08:40:10 AM
picked up the new PES for 360 last night...  awesome.  i've got my one game for the next year.

didn't fire up the multiplayer... gotta get some sleep
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 14, 2008, 11:42:35 AM
Sean White Snowboarding is supposed to come out on Sunday, but people are saying it was on shelves yesterday....must investigate.  I bet it would be fun on the Wii too, with the balance board.....
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 14, 2008, 01:24:52 PM
Looking to get a Wii-Fit (that balance board dealio) for the family for xmas... Lots of interesting possibilities for that interface.

Is the Shawn White snowboarding coded to work with it?

I also decided last night that I need the "Wii-Zapper" which is the rifle-shaped thingy that you snap your controllers into. I think that'll totally rock with CoD.
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Post by: blatboom on November 14, 2008, 01:26:33 PM
Is the Shawn White snowboarding coded to work with it?

yep.  He was on Dan Patrick today talking about it
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Post by: gene on November 14, 2008, 01:28:45 PM
got COD: WAW on tuesday when it came out.
i got the pc version, and besides i dont have the new consoles.
Im starting to get the gameplay down and the shooting physics.
Overall i think its a sweet game, i play some co-op campaign and the zombie mod, good shit..
but mostly i play multiplayer because i love headshooting noobs.

another think i like is more usage of bolt action rifles.
and watch out for the dogs! :samurai:
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 14, 2008, 05:01:53 PM
BTW...
Picked up Call Of Duty the other day for the Wii.
Played it tonight for the first time: awesome.

It has multiplayer too but I didn't get around to firing that up.

gotta get some sleep.

Oh, uh... CoD: WaW online play for Wii: pretty cool.

It's been a long time since I played a FPS online. I got pwnd pretty bad at first but I'm catching on.
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Post by: TheIguana on November 14, 2008, 05:12:11 PM
yeah picked up COD: W@W earlier in the week.   2 hours in then the xbox 360 RROD  :samurai:

there seems to be a way to save games to the HDD which would probably keep the unit under 8,000F

anyway enjoyed it while it lasted!
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 14, 2008, 08:45:15 PM
Picked up Shawn White today.....Hopefully I'll get a little time tonight to check it out...The wife is not a fan of my rekindled love affair with gaming soooo....
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Post by: jedifunk on November 14, 2008, 09:32:52 PM
ha!  mine either... its after she's in bed or on the weekend when she's at work.

luckily my game of choice is mostly soccer, so i can play with my son around.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 14, 2008, 09:39:53 PM
Picked up Shawn White today.....Hopefully I'll get a little time tonight to check it out...The wife is not a fan of my rekindled love affair with gaming soooo....

wow, how did you get that?
it doesnt come out until next week.
let me know what you think of it.
wonder if there is a demo... i really hope its good. if it gets good reviews it will be moving to the top of my list of games to get.
since i got my ps3, and i am starting my gaming collection new again, i'm trying to have a well rounded selection of the current titles as far as a variety of game types goes.
so, i have my shooter in SOCOM, then i have my time consuming open world  RPG in FALLOUT3, and i figured a sport type game would be a nice variable addition. and i'm always a sucker for a good snowboarding or skating game. if it doesnt get decent reviews i might still go back and grab NBA live still... or i still need to pick up LittleBig PLanet.

anyway, i've got over 15hrs played of fallout 3 already and i'm lovin every bit of it.

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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 14, 2008, 10:16:16 PM
Picked up Shawn White today.....Hopefully I'll get a little time tonight to check it out...The wife is not a fan of my rekindled love affair with gaming soooo....

wow, how did you get that?
it doesnt come out until next week.
let me know what you think of it.
wonder if there is a demo... i really hope its good. if it gets good reviews it will be moving to the top of my list of games to get.
since i got my ps3, and i am starting my gaming collection new again, i'm trying to have a well rounded selection of the current titles as far as a variety of game types goes.
so, i have my shooter in SOCOM, then i have my time consuming open world  RPG in FALLOUT3, and i figured a sport type game would be a nice variable addition. and i'm always a sucker for a good snowboarding or skating game. if it doesnt get decent reviews i might still go back and grab NBA live still... or i still need to pick up LittleBig PLanet.

anyway, i've got over 15hrs played of fallout 3 already and i'm lovin every bit of it.



The release date is Sunday (supposedly), and I was looking forward to it, so I checked out articles about it, and I found a thread where a couple of kids were called by Game Stop and told that their reserved copies were in....I called Game Stop today and they said, yeah, we have a ton, so I hooked it up....There's another game that is not supposed to be out until next week that they had too, but I can't remember the name...anyway, my wife has a bunch to do tonight, so I have about an hour to play it.....I'll let you know how I like it....the tree sequences look money.....so far it is getting mixed reviews though, from poor/fair, to "best snowboard game since SSX"....To me though the benchmark has always been 1080 for the N64, that was the shizz.....
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Post by: blatboom on November 14, 2008, 10:56:16 PM
..anyway, my wife has a bunch to do tonight, so I have about an hour to play it....

she left you home alone, eh?   :wink:
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Post by: jedifunk on November 15, 2008, 12:07:19 PM
well, everyone seems to have a surplus of wii's now... i was at best buy the other night, and they must have had at least 50 units on the sales floor.

and target this morning has 15 or so in their case.  looks like santa will be bringing the fam a wii this year
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Post by: Bobafett on November 15, 2008, 12:10:34 PM
OMG>  i got Gears of War 2 the other day...my favorite new game.  Graphics and gameplay engine are tight, and i don't even have HDTV(gasp!?)
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Post by: tet on November 15, 2008, 12:24:15 PM
OMG>  i got Gears of War 2 the other day...my favorite new game.  Graphics and gameplay engine are tight, and i don't even have HDTV(gasp!?)

(http://week4paug.net/tet/FAIL/DoingItWrong%20shaver.jpg)

(http://week4paug.net/tet/FAIL/Pats-FAIL.jpg)

(http://week4paug.net/tet/FAIL/shipmentofFAIL.jpg)
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 15, 2008, 12:29:07 PM
Shawn White Snowboarding is pretty good. I'm not blown away, but it is good.  The graphic are better than any pevious snowboarding, but the gameplay/storyline is a little lacking...Still, cruising is fun.  The controls are a little less sensitive than I would like, but overall, really fun and I think I'll get a lot of good hours out of it....Ii wish there was more racing, a la 1080, which would be great for online.  Maybe there is racing online, have not checked that out yet.  I was torn between buying this and littlebigplanet, which is awesome, but I couldn't pass this up as skate/snow vids have always been my fave....I'd recommend it, but it's like a 7/10 at best.....
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 15, 2008, 06:12:58 PM
speaking of fails tet... my bud who i play games with here in lincoln has a 360 and i bought madden and left it at his house--basically giving it to him-- so we could play together. anyway, today as i always do when i stop by his house we started to play a game. then he switches his 360 from the upright position to the horizontal position while the disc is spinning. unfortunately somethin is screwd up with his xbox, so when he's done this in the past it will majorly SCRatch/ ETCH a circle inot the disc. of course it totally did this and basically ruined  my copy of madden.  :samurai:


another thing i was talking about before in reference to movies on 360 or PS3, i checked out PSN last night. it turns out that you CAN DL full length movies to your HD via the playstation network. though you can only rent/stream HD titles as of now. i assume this is b/c of the amount of storage it would take to store a HD title? though i wonder how much that would actually be. anyway, it s still really cool that i now have instant access to hundreds of SD movies for only $5 a piece or so to put directly on my PS3. most titles take up less than a gig in SD. and being able to rent every new title in HD is dope too. between my On DEmand Cable movies in HD and the PSN HD rental service i can pretty much get anything  directly to my home theatre without having to deal with media. right on!
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Post by: GBL on November 15, 2008, 07:49:50 PM
Blu Ray movies are around 25gb..

they have been circulating on the web for a while now
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Post by: tet on November 16, 2008, 03:57:48 AM
just picked up Gears 2 today, been playing it for about 6 hours and must now crash.  absolutely awesome, the multiplayer is much improved too. 

sick sick graphics...
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 16, 2008, 07:38:02 AM
Played a bunch of CoD last night. Could have played all night had my wife not insisted I stop.

I can't wait 'til the kids go to bed...
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 16, 2008, 06:21:14 PM
just picked up Gears 2 today, been playing it for about 6 hours and must now crash.  absolutely awesome, the multiplayer is much improved too. 

sick sick graphics...

yeah Gears 2 is the one game that EVERY one keeps telling me to get that i wasnt planing on getting at all.
i never thought i'd like it, but i dunno, i think i'll have to give it a try considering all the props people are giving it.
in competition for Exclusive console FSP, with REsistance 2 on the PS3, it looks like GEars 2 has won this round.
even though resistance got good reviews, it is not nearly drawing as much talk as gears.
though in all reality i'm avoiding all shooters as of now except socom, which i'm very happy with. only played  8 hours last night...tryin to cut back. :roll:
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Post by: Declan on November 18, 2008, 06:51:13 PM
well left 4 dead released at 12 am this morning,

i dont know how it is on the console but i love it on the PC
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 18, 2008, 08:22:36 PM
well left 4 dead released at 12 am this morning,

i dont know how it is on the console but i love it on the PC

not my type of game really, but it looks phenominal.
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Post by: tet on November 18, 2008, 11:25:33 PM
played the demo from Xbox Live Marketplace, it was alright.  nothing that much different from other zombie games, but the flow was really good - and it was actually kinda heart-pounding for a few minutes.  i like that in a game... 

though i heard i MUST get Dead Space, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound!  that game is supposed to scare the shit out of you!
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 19, 2008, 10:52:43 AM
played the demo from Xbox Live Marketplace, it was alright.  nothing that much different from other zombie games, but the flow was really good - and it was actually kinda heart-pounding for a few minutes.  i like that in a game... 

though i heard i MUST get Dead Space, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound!  that game is supposed to scare the shit out of you!

dead space got excellent reviews.

on the other hand i finally heard some Socom reviews, and big surprise it got completely panned. in all reality the game is pretty sub par, except the fact that its SOcom which is the best game ever made, so its sorta like a post hiatus phish show.
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Post by: tet on November 19, 2008, 11:06:02 AM

dead space got excellent reviews.

on the other hand i finally heard some Socom reviews, and big surprise it got completely panned. in all reality the game is pretty sub par, except the fact that its SOcom which is the best game ever made, so its sorta like a post hiatus phish show.

lol, nice...

though i would dispute the general assumption that SOCOM is on the same pinnacle of their field as  :phish: .  i think Call of Duty 4 and/or World@War would have something to say about that, as might Halo 3.


and BTW, NXE (the New Xbox Experience, as the douches in Redmond are calling it...) is DOPE.  i'm streaming Festival Express to my Xbox in HD right now thru Netflix, absolutely farkin BRILLIANT!
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 19, 2008, 11:24:38 AM
played the demo from Xbox Live Marketplace, it was alright.  nothing that much different from other zombie games, but the flow was really good - and it was actually kinda heart-pounding for a few minutes.  i like that in a game... 

though i heard i MUST get Dead Space, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound!  that game is supposed to scare the shit out of you!

dead space got excellent reviews.

on the other hand i finally heard some Socom reviews, and big surprise it got completely panned. in all reality the game is pretty sub par, except the fact that its SOcom which is the best game ever made, so its sorta like a post hiatus phish show.
I was surprised to see it got suck reviews too.  I think it is pretty awesome.....
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 19, 2008, 12:45:42 PM
Call of Duty: World at War is awesome.
I'm no expert on the genre.

I'm playing it every night and loving it, though.
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Post by: tet on November 19, 2008, 02:39:36 PM
i played the beta for W@W, was really good.  it's basically CoD 4 with older weapons, and some nicely tweaked perks.  i really dig the vehicle aspect of it too, and the graphics are sweet.

i'm just too busy now, with Gears 2, Mass Effect, Rock Band/Guitar Hero, and NHL using up most of my gaming time.  and a good portion of Halo 3 still, of course. 

Mass Effect is really just a beautiful game, i already finished the campaign once and have started another one to play some more of the side missions, and try out a different character type while i'm at it - at a harder difficulty level too.  it is so incredibly deep that i'm really just blown away by the whole experience.  it has some weak points, like the slow load times and ridiculously slow elevator rides as it loads your next destination, but overall the game is just awesome - and it has 2 more in the series coming eventually!   really, i recommend anyone who is a fan of good sci-fi to give this game a shot.  the universe they created is amazing.


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Post by: rowjimmy on November 19, 2008, 03:40:56 PM
One of the things I like about the campaign in W@W is how it shifts from a mission or two as an American in the Pacific to a Soviet soldier against the Nazis.

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Post by: Declan on November 19, 2008, 04:11:18 PM
played the demo from Xbox Live Marketplace, it was alright.  nothing that much different from other zombie games, but the flow was really good - and it was actually kinda heart-pounding for a few minutes.  i like that in a game... 

though i heard i MUST get Dead Space, turn off the lights, and crank up the sound!  that game is supposed to scare the shit out of you!

dead space got excellent reviews.

on the other hand i finally heard some Socom reviews, and big surprise it got completely panned. in all reality the game is pretty sub par, except the fact that its SOcom which is the best game ever made, so its sorta like a post hiatus phish show.
I was surprised to see it got suck reviews too.  I think it is pretty awesome.....


yeah, well... valve has promised to keep adding content to this game like TF2
so after playing for 2 days... this games pretty damn intense..

I've only played on advanced so far.... it gets pretty damn hard.

once u get to the last chapter of each "movie", you have to hold out against a shitload of zombies using, moltovs gas cans, propane tanks, gataling gun, pipe bombs to your advantage.

Let me tell u guys, it takes MANY tries to beat the last chapter of each movie.

I havent played a game this intense in a while, and i was never really into the zombie thing

edit.  I've only beaten the 1st movie after playing for at least 12 hours.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 19, 2008, 04:48:46 PM
i played the beta for W@W, was really good.  it's basically CoD 4 with older weapons, and some nicely tweaked perks.  i really dig the vehicle aspect of it too, and the graphics are sweet.

i'm just too busy now, with Gears 2, Mass Effect, Rock Band/Guitar Hero, and NHL using up most of my gaming time.  and a good portion of Halo 3 still, of course. 

Mass Effect is really just a beautiful game, i already finished the campaign once and have started another one to play some more of the side missions, and try out a different character type while i'm at it - at a harder difficulty level too.  it is so incredibly deep that i'm really just blown away by the whole experience.  it has some weak points, like the slow load times and ridiculously slow elevator rides as it loads your next destination, but overall the game is just awesome - and it has 2 more in the series coming eventually!   really, i recommend anyone who is a fan of good sci-fi to give this game a shot.  the universe they created is amazing.




1. i played the WAW beta as well. you hit the nail on the head. personally i'm not getting it anytime soon, after playing COD4 for a large chunk of the last year i'm slightly burnt on the series, and socom is a nice change of pace. though eventually i would like to get it just to play the campaign and the co-op.
BTW, RJ: what console are you playing that on? i didnt think it was avail. on the ps2 or wii...

2. yeah, MASS effect is the bomb. did you just pick that up TET? i'm also stoked about the sequels. in fact they are one of the short list of reasons i decided to keep my 360 instead of trading it in.  i actually voted it game of the year this summer for G4s awards show.
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Post by: tet on November 19, 2008, 04:57:09 PM
yes, just picked up Mass Effect a few weeks ago.  it was $22 used at my locally-owned game store (i prefer to use them over the big chain store around the corner, even if it's a couple bucks more sometimes).  easily one of the best games ever, it's just really nicely done in virtually all aspects.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 19, 2008, 04:59:17 PM
yes, just picked up Mass Effect a few weeks ago.  it was $22 used at my locally-owned game store (i prefer to use them over the big chain store around the corner, even if it's a couple bucks more sometimes).  easily one of the best games ever, it's just really nicely done in virtually all aspects.

BTW., if you didnt know already there is DLC for MASSEFFECT available through the marketplace.

also, when is the new dashboard up for DL? i think its tomorrrow right?

EDIT: i found it. yup, tomorrow!
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Post by: jedifunk on November 19, 2008, 05:12:42 PM
i thought the new dashboard was available today.... i thought tet had said he was already using it
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Post by: tet on November 19, 2008, 05:56:53 PM
it is, and i am.  and it ROCKS!!!   :banana:


yes, know about the Mass Effect DLC, which was actually on sale a few days before i ended up buying it and i totally missed that opportunity.  i may still pick it up, but only when i'm done with some of the other quests already in the game... lots of those!!
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 19, 2008, 06:07:24 PM
the new xbox update is freeeeeekin schweet!

one word.... netflix :banana:
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 19, 2008, 06:08:49 PM
I've been playing WaW for the past week and the maps are HUGE
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 19, 2008, 08:31:45 PM

1. i played the WAW beta as well. you hit the nail on the head. personally i'm not getting it anytime soon, after playing COD4 for a large chunk of the last year i'm slightly burnt on the series, and socom is a nice change of pace. though eventually i would like to get it just to play the campaign and the co-op.
BTW, RJ: what console are you playing that on? i didnt think it was avail. on the ps2 or wii...

Wii.
Apparently, COD4 was available for Wii as well.

I was surprised to see it in the store.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 19, 2008, 09:05:21 PM
the new xbox update is freeeeeekin schweet!

one word.... netflix :banana:

watching G4 tonite they talked about a few of the new features.
one that interested me was the option to install a game installer software, like the one that is Built in to the PS3 already. the two reasons to use this are to cut back on load times and to save use of your laser disc drive.
apparently XPLAy discovered overall VERy little difference in load times, but they said that the hope that is in the future developers will have this feature in mind when developing new games.
i believe the downside at this point is that the software takes up about 6 Gb. maybe not worth it right now.

so, i'm assuming you can only still 'rent' movies via Live/netflix, right?
i cant wait until i get a little cash and i can start filling up my 80GB Ps3 with my favorite movies. it'll be sweet to have a movie collection on my console without any media to worry about. and then i wont be tempted to sell my dvd collection when i need some cash!
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Post by: jedifunk on November 19, 2008, 09:34:57 PM
yeah, rent from netflix... but you can buy from the xbox live store

and the new interface is pretty sweet.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 20, 2008, 05:31:36 AM
you can just stream the netflix "watch it now" movies on the xbox too
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: TheIguana on November 20, 2008, 11:17:37 AM
If you missed the new South Park last night they had a W@W cameo in the beginning...about 30 seconds in

http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/210813

and my 360 got received by the repair center finally!! 
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 20, 2008, 12:03:31 PM
If you missed the new South Park last night they had a W@W cameo in the beginning...about 30 seconds in

http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/210813

and my 360 got received by the repair center finally!! 

Dude... that just makes me want to go home and play.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: TheIguana on November 20, 2008, 01:13:07 PM
If you missed the new South Park last night they had a W@W cameo in the beginning...about 30 seconds in

http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/210813

and my 360 got received by the repair center finally!! 

Dude... that just makes me want to go home and play.

tell me about it.  I've been without an xbox for a week now and it's getting so bad i was going to buy the PS2 version.  but.. no online play, only campaign  :-(  waste of money

also W@W for xbox360 and PS3 has this cool detailed online multiplayer stat engine...here are my stats before my xbox blew up....

http://www.callofduty.com/profile/3227614/stats/

pretty friggin sweet
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 20, 2008, 01:36:32 PM
That is pretty cool.
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Post by: tet on November 21, 2008, 11:20:49 AM
bah, those aren't stats!!  check out the sort of shit Bungie does for Halo 3...

main landing page:

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Halo3/Default.aspx?player=stank%20kind

my personal weapon stats, sortable of course:

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Halo3/CareerStats.aspx?player=stank%20kind%20%20%20%20%20&social=False

heatmaps (where i killed or died on each map):

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Halo3/HeatMapStats.aspx?player=stank%20kind


or how about a history of every game i've played?

http://www.bungie.net/stats/PlayerStatsHalo3.aspx?player=stank%20kind



i mean, yeah, it's cool that CoD has finally implemented some sort of way to look at stats on the internets, but come on...  they can obviously do much more than that!
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 21, 2008, 02:00:48 PM
Those heatmaps are freakin cool.

The COD page does have a career summary if you expand the stats.

It also has heatmaps and a graphic showing where he shoots people (as in head shot, arm, etc...)
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Post by: TheIguana on November 21, 2008, 02:56:39 PM
The expand button does show just about everything bungie tracks.  It looks like COD finally caught up with the online stats.

I think the map death/kill map is the most useful because it helps to know (especially on new to me maps) where to expect some action.

also my xbox is on the way back!!  Took less than a day to repair and they extended the warranty three more months  :beers:
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 21, 2008, 05:43:33 PM
The expand button does show just about everything bungie tracks.  It looks like COD finally caught up with the online stats.

I think the map death/kill map is the most useful because it helps to know (especially on new to me maps) where to expect some action.

also my xbox is on the way back!!  Took less than a day to repair and they extended the warranty three more months  :beers:

yeah, i'm prayin my 360 holds up now that i got the RRoD dealt with. my bud here in Neb. continues to have multiple issues with his 360 even after he went through the RRod sh-. now his drive is all f--ed up and they wont cover sh--.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on November 21, 2008, 06:29:33 PM
The expand button does show just about everything bungie tracks.  It looks like COD finally caught up with the online stats.

nice, didn't notice that.  thanks for the tip ;)

still though, it being based in Flash totally sucks for iPhone users...  we've even got a nifty web-app that pulls data from bungie's site and collates it on a nice & neat screen formatted just for the iPhone. 
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Post by: jedifunk on November 22, 2008, 11:45:20 AM
welp... the wife and i just bought a WII for xmas!  its gonna be hard not to play it for the next month!

questions....

- what more do i need?  another controller obviously, but do i need a memory card or anything?

- she wants a FIT & shaun white snowboarding, so i'll be on the look out for that.

- is the racing wheel worth it?  can you play mario kart without it?

- gonna get the lightsaber add ons for the kids, anyone played the clone wars lightsaber duel game yet?  definitely getting him lego star wars..

- games to get?  its a family entertainment piece for me since i have my xbox 360 already, so serious gaming will still take place on the 360.  but what games are fun for the family or in a party setting?  i was looking at "games party 2",  mario kart, etc.

- what about online... what do i need there?  does it have wireless built in?  do i need to hook it up via ethernet?  whats the deal?

- also how about hooking it up to my HDTV?  component?  HDMI?  i think i might have to buy an HDMI hookup for the xbox so i can hook up the wii via component? sound right?

lemme have it!  i'm stoked... hope i can find the fit!
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Post by: PhishPhan on November 22, 2008, 01:17:02 PM
welp... the wife and i just bought a WII for xmas!  its gonna be hard not to play it for the next month!

questions....

- what more do i need?  another controller obviously, but do i need a memory card or anything?

- she wants a FIT & shaun white snowboarding, so i'll be on the look out for that.

- is the racing wheel worth it?  can you play mario kart without it?

- gonna get the lightsaber add ons for the kids, anyone played the clone wars lightsaber duel game yet?  definitely getting him lego star wars..

- games to get?  its a family entertainment piece for me since i have my xbox 360 already, so serious gaming will still take place on the 360.  but what games are fun for the family or in a party setting?  i was looking at "games party 2",  mario kart, etc.

- what about online... what do i need there?  does it have wireless built in?  do i need to hook it up via ethernet?  whats the deal?

- also how about hooking it up to my HDTV?  component?  HDMI?  i think i might have to buy an HDMI hookup for the xbox so i can hook up the wii via component? sound right?

lemme have it!  i'm stoked... hope i can find the fit!

I have had a Wii since last April, so I can help you here.

There is no removable memory system for the Wii (more, or less) so you don't need any memory cards or anything like that. Although it does have an SD slot where you can back up save data, view pictures, videos, and play MP3s (but only in two games).

You should buy the racing Wheel bundle that comes with Mario Kart. When I bought mine, they were together for $50, which means the Wheel was free. It's works pretty well too.

Some fun games that you and your family might enjoy would include Mario Party 8, ExciteTruck (one of the two games that can play MP3s), Rayman Raving Rabbids ($20 now, as the sequel is available soon, which is compatible with the Wii Fit Board), and Wii Play. Wii Play is $50 and includes a free Remote, so this would be a great deal if you are looking for another controller.

The internet and online play is free. The Wii has a wireless component built-in.

The Wii is HDMI compatible, although it doesn't render the visuals HD. It does make a significant difference though.

Hope this helped, Good Luck!


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Post by: TheIguana on November 22, 2008, 03:34:28 PM
Some fun games that you and your family might enjoy would include Mario Party 8, ExciteTruck (one of the two games that can play MP3s), Rayman Raving Rabbids ($20 now, as the sequel is available soon, which is compatible with the Wii Fit Board), and Wii Play. Wii Play is $50 and includes a free Remote, so this would be a great deal if you are looking for another controller.

right on!
Rayman Raving Rabbids is a really fun game, a must have for the Wii imo
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Post by: jedifunk on November 22, 2008, 03:59:41 PM
does the mario kart bundle come with another wiimote?  or just the wheel?
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Post by: PhishPhan on November 22, 2008, 04:30:50 PM
does the mario kart bundle come with another wiimote?  or just the wheel?

Just the Wheel. But like I mentioned, if you guy the Wii Play bundle, it's like buying a controller and a $10 game.
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 22, 2008, 06:56:31 PM
i know you said that you were looking for family games, but if you ever decide to grab something mature for yourself get "no more heroes". very dope game. def. NOT a family game though.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 22, 2008, 07:06:15 PM
yeah, i was looking at other games on metacritic today, and nothing for wii was getting very good reviews :|

i think i'll be happy with games like snowboarding, lego starwars, and golf when using the wii, its all about interactivity, which i'm really excited for!!!!!

i'm mostly excited because the wife is excited... i've only known a few other people that are as anti-video games as she is... so for her to be stoked on this is the cake... getting to play a wii is simply the icing!
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Post by: Declan on November 23, 2008, 11:25:05 AM
bah, those aren't stats!!  check out the sort of shit Bungie does for Halo 3...


my personal weapon stats, sortable of course:

http://www.bungie.net/Stats/Halo3/CareerStats.aspx?player=stank%20kind%20%20%20%20%20&social=False




You remember how you got the killtastrophe?

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Post by: VA $l!m on November 23, 2008, 12:10:03 PM
so yesterday i was stoked when i traded in a game at my local shop and got a whopping $35 credit for a year old game!
so, i decided to grab NBA live 09 which was used for $35. i figured, sweet! i just got a new game that i wanted for free!

so i get home and first thing i do is go online so i can grab all the updated stats and rosters and such. this was one reason i was really looking forward to this game, b/c Live this year has the 365 DNA constantly refreshed stats/ streaks and daily changes to every player in the game based on teh previous night in the NBA.
well, turns out the first thing it says is: " to enable NBA LIVe's DNA feature, enter the code included in the box"......uh, i got the game used and there aint no code, let alone the manual that it wazs probably in and probably got used once then it was void anyway. WTF?! so i go online and of course PSN is willing to sell me a year's access to the NBALIVE 365 DNA for  $9.99. fuckin lame lame lame.
i'm tempted to return this shit today and get Little Big Planet or MEtal Gear solid which is only $45 brand new now...bummer.

though some good news!
i also found out that 'SKATE 2' has officially been slated to release in JAnuary!
can't wait. the original is one of my all time favorite games, and also the only game i ever completed all 1000 of 1000 achievement points on 360.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 23, 2008, 12:25:07 PM
skate better than tony hawk?  they have skate for wii, and i thought that might be a fun one on wii
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Post by: jedifunk on November 23, 2008, 12:28:12 PM
and i'm never gonna make it to xmas... just knowing the damn thing is in my house almost killed me yesterday.

i took it out of the box twice yesterday just to marvel at the packaging, and at how small the thing is.

now that we've got 2 game systems in the house, i'm asking santa for some credit @ ikea to buy a new entertainment shelf to go under the hdtv

killin me though, although, i think its almost a forgone conclusion that the wife & i will try it out at least once before xmas... cuz she's kinda the same way about the wii.

and this morning was interesting... i went to target right when it opened to try for a wii fit... and there were already like 10 other parents there waiting for it too.  but i beat them to it when walking through the store to the electronics section... but alas, no fits
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 23, 2008, 12:34:32 PM
skate better than tony hawk?  they have skate for wii, and i thought that might be a fun one on wii

well, i cnat speak for "SKATE IT", which is the title that jsut came out exclusively for the Wii. though i'd almost bet the farm its super dope.
the original 'SKATe' that came out last year cant even be compared to any previous skating gmaes tony hawk or other wise. heads and tails above all previous skting games ever made. and this is from someone that has played everythign since 720 in the arcade. really a perfectly intuitive  sense of control and otherwise excellent game. i used to spend hours free skating around the city just to relax. seriously. its the next best thing to actually skating, and at age 34 its alot easier and safer.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 23, 2008, 12:40:42 PM
I have Skate for my 360 but I haven't played in forever and a day.  Maybe I should put it in tonight
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Post by: jedifunk on November 23, 2008, 12:47:01 PM
interesting... perhaps i'll check it out.

although, after reading around the web this morning, i'm thinking about NOT getting a wii fit.

other than snowboarding & skating, there's no games that take advantage of the board that i'm interested in.  no need to waste $90 on something thats just gonna sit around.  although the wife wants one real bad... to supplement her loss of time to go to yoga (she used to go every morning, but her job has taken some of that time away)
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 23, 2008, 12:56:27 PM
I haven't tried one.  But I've heard many times that the Wii Fit is a great workout
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Post by: jedifunk on November 23, 2008, 01:23:52 PM
yeah, thats why the wife wants one... me?  i think it has limited potential in the gaming arena at least right now.  we'll see if they come out with anything interesting for it... again, it is a perfect fit for snowboarding, skating, surfing, etc... but what else?
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 23, 2008, 01:28:18 PM
remember that track and field game for the nintendo with the pad you ran on top of.  Those were good times.  Playing those olympic track games on that thing.  I remember doing the hurdle runs and sweating my ass off as a little kid
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Post by: PhishPhan on November 23, 2008, 05:12:02 PM
remember that track and field game for the nintendo with the pad you ran on top of.  Those were good times.  Playing those olympic track games on that thing.  I remember doing the hurdle runs and sweating my ass off as a little kid

Track & Field was amazing back in the day. I was about three I believe when it first came out but man, every event the same goal: hit the buttons as fast as you can. Even then, it was a great game.
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Post by: bluecaravan521 on November 23, 2008, 05:14:07 PM
FWIW Little Big Planet is awesome  :-D  Stupid but so fun to play, whether you're alone or in a group.
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Post by: PhishPhan on November 23, 2008, 05:16:24 PM
FWIW Little Big Planet is awesome  :-D  Stupid but so fun to play, whether you're alone or in a group.

Yeah, I thought it was pretty good too (don't have a PS3, don't plan to get one) when I played it at my buddies condo. I was really excited for this one but when I started to play it, it wasn't as nearly as good as I expected it. Maybe it's one of those game where to enjoy it, you have to invest a ton of time into it.
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Post by: PhishPhan on November 23, 2008, 09:02:08 PM
I'm getting an Xbox 360 this week, and I'm going to make a new Account for Xbox Live and I want to know any opinions on some good names. I already made one a while back but I'd only settle for that name (but name isn't a real big issue) and it costs $10 to change. Maybe Phish or Dead related, Thanks!
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 23, 2008, 09:48:42 PM
I'm getting an Xbox 360 this week, and I'm going to make a new Account for Xbox Live and I want to know any opinions on some good names. I already made one a while back but I'd only settle for that name (but name isn't a real big issue) and it costs $10 to change. Maybe Phish or Dead related, Thanks!

good luck finding one.
when i first set up mty 360 account i spent two hours trying everything phish and dead related i could think of. they are aLL taken. you have to use slight variables, like: COL FORBIN11111111

yeah, thats why the wife wants one... me?  i think it has limited potential in the gaming arena at least right now.  we'll see if they come out with anything interesting for it... again, it is a perfect fit for snowboarding, skating, surfing, etc... but what else?

this is the general consensus of the gaming press community.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 23, 2008, 11:31:58 PM
so yesterday i was stoked when i traded in a game at my local shop and got a whopping $35 credit for a year old game!
so, i decided to grab NBA live 09 which was used for $35. i figured, sweet! i just got a new game that i wanted for free!

so i get home and first thing i do is go online so i can grab all the updated stats and rosters and such. this was one reason i was really looking forward to this game, b/c Live this year has the 365 DNA constantly refreshed stats/ streaks and daily changes to every player in the game based on teh previous night in the NBA.
well, turns out the first thing it says is: " to enable NBA LIVe's DNA feature, enter the code included in the box"......uh, i got the game used and there aint no code, let alone the manual that it wazs probably in and probably got used once then it was void anyway. WTF?! so i go online and of course PSN is willing to sell me a year's access to the NBALIVE 365 DNA for  $9.99. fuckin lame lame lame.
i'm tempted to return this shit today and get Little Big Planet or MEtal Gear solid which is only $45 brand new now...bummer.

though some good news!
i also found out that 'SKATE 2' has officially been slated to release in JAnuary!
can't wait. the original is one of my all time favorite games, and also the only game i ever completed all 1000 of 1000 achievement points on 360.


Yeah, I  bought Live and I didn't like it....and I had the code!  But still, you have to pay which is weak.  I returned it for SOCOM....I need to buy LittleBigPlanet though, it is so fun.  After about a week of owning Shaun White Snowboarding so far it's only meh....the graphics are dope, but the gameplay and storyline are lacking.....Nothing on the level of Skate or THPS....too bad cause I was stoked to get it....it could turn out better, I only have about 2 hours invested in it....Still, I had LittleBigPlanet on rental, and was grinning from ear to ear the second I put that shit in....I gotta get it.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 24, 2008, 08:11:49 AM
I need to check out this Skate game. I've only played Tony Hawk on my PS2.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 24, 2008, 04:15:06 PM
i'm NEVER gonna make it to xmas... i have NO will power...

its only been two days and and about to crack... its actually a blessing having to be at work all day, but this turkey weekend isn't gonna help
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 25, 2008, 11:48:21 AM
i got four days off, and most if not all of that will be spent playing games.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 25, 2008, 12:13:04 PM
quite the party scene out there in NE huh?
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Post by: Mr Minor on November 25, 2008, 12:17:10 PM
I remember the days of being able to play video games endlessly.

I am jealous.  There are some sweet games out there these days compared to what we had 10/15/20 years ago.  I still remember being excited for my Atari 2600 with Pac-man.   :|
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Post by: VA $l!m on November 25, 2008, 12:22:15 PM
quite the party scene out there in NE huh?

let me tell ya... :roll:
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 25, 2008, 02:22:41 PM
I remember the days of being able to play video games endlessly.

I am jealous.  There are some sweet games out there these days compared to what we had 10/15/20 years ago.  I still remember being excited for my Atari 2600 with Pac-man.   :|

I remember when me and my buds would come to my house and drop dose and play playstation1 until it was light out.  Then after the sun came up we would grab a sack of nugs and go driving :beers:
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 25, 2008, 02:23:39 PM
and I also remember having a party and someone tried to put oodles&noodles in said playstation :frustrated:

it still worked after that but to get it to run you had to set it upside down while you played
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 26, 2008, 06:05:45 PM
I just played Skate for a little bit.  Ya know I've had this game since it came out and I think this was the third time I've played it... so I suck.  I need to practice.  And a question for anyone else with it.  On the back of the box it says custom soundtracks... but I don't see anywhere where I can add my own tunes to listen to... so does that just mean that you can just pick and choose only from the songs that are already loaded on the game?  If so.. then saying custom soundtracks on the back is kinda false, isn't it?  I mean... usually doesn't that mean that you can add songs from the xbox hd to the playlist on the game?
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Post by: tet on November 26, 2008, 06:59:09 PM
you can always play your own custom soundtrack, in ANY game. 

just open the Guide (hitting the Xbox button in the middle of the controller) and select Music to play from there.  it can be on the hard drive or streamed over your network, however you get stuff on there now...  i think there may be a handful of games that don't support it, or change your gaming experience if you do use it (for instance, Halo 3 will not play ANY in-game dialogue if you choose to use your own music during the campaign - and they warn you about it!)
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 26, 2008, 08:03:20 PM
yeah I know how to do that.  Just wondering if it was possible in-game
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on November 26, 2008, 08:14:35 PM
also.  Has anyone here tried streaming HD movies to their 360 with Connect360? 
I can stream regular definition movies just fine, but High Definition movies skip and buffer and are unwatchable.  The only way I can get them to play on the xbox is if I connect the hard drive they are on directly to the xbox with a USB wire.  I guess the HD movies are just too much to stream wirelessly
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Post by: tet on November 26, 2008, 08:41:02 PM
i've never tried streaming HD media, but I do use Connect360 and love it.  have never really had problems, and was a happy purchaser during the beta period so now have a lifetime license for $5 or something.  great little app, and he's always been quick to update along with Xbox updates.
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Post by: jedifunk on November 26, 2008, 10:01:30 PM
ok, so personally i use rivet... i think it works way better than connect360.  and i've been streaming the entire 2nd & 3rd seasons of Heroes using it over the last month and haven't had a single problem.

i'm telling you, try rivet, it works great
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 26, 2008, 10:37:14 PM
I have to get my nephew the Wii Fit for x,as....should I get the bundle ($130) or just the board ($80)....It looks like all you get extra with the bundle is a carrying case and a battery....What am I missing here?  Do you get any software with the bundle?  Do you not get any software with the stripped down version?

Had to pick up LittleBigPlanet while looking at the Wii stuff, so I am off to play that now with my long lost buddy, Jack Herrer  :wink:  haven't seen him in years
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Post by: jedifunk on November 26, 2008, 11:25:16 PM
mmmm, we USED TO get the BEST jack's here in minni... man how i miss him
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Post by: Caravan2001 on November 26, 2008, 11:44:17 PM
mmmm, we USED TO get the BEST jack's here in minni... man how i miss him

It's been at least 2-3 years for me for the straight Jack....
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 28, 2008, 12:24:45 AM
Just finished the campaign of Call of Duty: W@W
badass.
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Post by: tet on November 28, 2008, 12:36:49 AM
yeah not much Jack in the city these days.  was some great Diesel around over the summer, that stuff has been killer last several years. 
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on November 30, 2008, 01:26:09 PM
i just got an early xmas present from my parents.

they got me a Wii :)

i can't wait to join in on this discussion!
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Post by: blatboom on December 01, 2008, 11:20:43 AM
entire NES system installed in Mario cartridge.

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nes_on_cartridge.jpg)

complete with power & reset buttons, and avi jacks!
http://technabob.com/blog/2008/04/21/nes-system-built-into-game-cartridge/
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 01, 2008, 12:45:17 PM
theres a store here in town that a guy runs his ebay biz out of.
he has more SNES, nin64, super nin, sega genesis, PS2, etcetcetc than i thought anyone ever wanted
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Post by: Bobafett on December 01, 2008, 04:05:34 PM
mmmm, we USED TO get the BEST jack's here in minni... man how i miss him

It's been at least 2-3 years for me for the straight Jack....

its been exactly 3 years for me...that was the best overall smoke i've ever had....... :cry:
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Post by: birdman on December 04, 2008, 10:32:10 AM
Now that work is finished for the season I picked up a few games for the PS3 to keep me entertained. Two from the greatest hits selection: Assains Creed and Rainbow 6 Vegas. Also, grabbed DEAD SPACE since I've heard great things. Haven't been able to play this yet since the kids are around, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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Post by: Mr Minor on December 04, 2008, 10:56:38 AM
I have been rocking my old school PS2 and playing "Black" and it's a pretty mind-numbing good time.  I enjoy the first person shooters that are total death and explosion fests, but also have some ability to let you play the stealth part and take out people with the head shots, etc.
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Post by: Declan on December 04, 2008, 11:01:59 AM
Now that work is finished for the season I picked up a few games for the PS3 to keep me entertained. Two from the greatest hits selection: Assains Creed and Rainbow 6 Vegas. Also, grabbed DEAD SPACE since I've heard great things. Haven't been able to play this yet since the kids are around, but I'll let y'all know how it goes.

good stuff, I've always loved Vegas.... they just came out with that new game though, End War?  U should check it out.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 04, 2008, 11:08:45 AM
well, we did it... we were able to find a wii fit!  so we're all set now.

got the wii, the wii fit, gonna get shaun white snowboarding & lego star wars (with the lightsaber attachment for the controller)...

very cool stuff... now all i need is xmas to get here
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Post by: Caravan2001 on December 05, 2008, 11:23:34 PM
well, we did it... we were able to find a wii fit!  so we're all set now.

got the wii, the wii fit, gonna get shaun white snowboarding & lego star wars (with the lightsaber attachment for the controller)...

very cool stuff... now all i need is xmas to get here

you're like a 5 year old  :-D  j/k, I would be dying if I had that in my closet and couldn't bust it out......still at least you have the 360 until then.  Thing is, you think you're going to get to play it on Xmas, but you're going to be battling the wife and kids.  Did you get the Wii Fit bundle or the regular?  Still trying to see what comes in the bundle besides a battery and a carrying case.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on December 05, 2008, 11:25:34 PM
entire NES system installed in Mario cartridge.

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nes_on_cartridge.jpg)

complete with power & reset buttons, and avi jacks!
http://technabob.com/blog/2008/04/21/nes-system-built-into-game-cartridge/

That, my friends, is bad fuckin ass!  I gotta hook that up and play me some Tecmo Bowl.....
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Post by: jedifunk on December 05, 2008, 11:37:58 PM
well, we did it... we were able to find a wii fit!  so we're all set now.

got the wii, the wii fit, gonna get shaun white snowboarding & lego star wars (with the lightsaber attachment for the controller)...

very cool stuff... now all i need is xmas to get here

you're like a 5 year old  :-D  j/k, I would be dying if I had that in my closet and couldn't bust it out......still at least you have the 360 until then.  Thing is, you think you're going to get to play it on Xmas, but you're going to be battling the wife and kids.  Did you get the Wii Fit bundle or the regular?  Still trying to see what comes in the bundle besides a battery and a carrying case.
we got the fit only... so just the board and the fit game.  but yeah, i am like 5... i actually thought about bustin out the fit earlier tonight just to take a few runs down the snowboarding mountain..

turns out grandma & grandpa bought eli the lego star wars & another controller + nunchuck, so we're set for having people over an playin the wii
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 06, 2008, 03:50:47 PM
I still am amazed at how hard this Wii stuff is for some people to find.  It seems like the stores around here always have piles of them when I am there
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Post by: blatboom on December 06, 2008, 03:54:25 PM
entire NES system installed in Mario cartridge.

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nes_on_cartridge.jpg)

complete with power & reset buttons, and avi jacks!
http://technabob.com/blog/2008/04/21/nes-system-built-into-game-cartridge/

That, my friends, is bad fuckin ass!  I gotta hook that up and play me some Tecmo Bowl.....

I'll bring Ninja Gaiden.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 06, 2008, 03:58:19 PM
I picked up Shaun White Snowboarding last night.  Going to give it some play time later
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on December 06, 2008, 04:27:37 PM
entire NES system installed in Mario cartridge.

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nes_on_cartridge.jpg)

complete with power & reset buttons, and avi jacks!
http://technabob.com/blog/2008/04/21/nes-system-built-into-game-cartridge/

That, my friends, is bad fuckin ass!  I gotta hook that up and play me some Tecmo Bowl.....

I'll bring Ninja Gaiden.

if you had a wii you could download mostly all of those games for about 5 bucks each...   :roll:
just grabbed mario2, bubble bobble... and then mario kart from the 64 and sonic  :-D
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Post by: ytowndan on December 06, 2008, 04:46:01 PM
Man, I haven't thought about Mario Kart in years!  I need to go hunt down my old 64!
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 06, 2008, 04:46:59 PM
entire NES system installed in Mario cartridge.

(http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/nes_on_cartridge.jpg)

complete with power & reset buttons, and avi jacks!
http://technabob.com/blog/2008/04/21/nes-system-built-into-game-cartridge/

That, my friends, is bad fuckin ass!  I gotta hook that up and play me some Tecmo Bowl.....

I'll bring Ninja Gaiden.

if you had a wii you could download mostly all of those games for about 5 bucks each...   :roll:
just grabbed mario2, bubble bobble... and then mario kart from the 64 and sonic  :-D

Yup, it's a nifty service. Sometime ago they also added WiiWare where you can download completely new games. I'd buy some of the old games but I basically have all of them (or at least the good ones).
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 06, 2008, 04:49:56 PM
I need to get more NES games on my Wii
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 10, 2008, 06:56:59 PM
I picked up Shaun White Snowboarding last night.  Going to give it some play time later

...i hope you have a Wii and a balance board. apparently thats the only way this game is worth a shit.
the 360 and ps3 versions apparently suck pretty bad.


anyway, with this week of releases the onslaught of the last two months of big Video game releases has wrapped up just in time for me to make a christmas wish list full of all the games i cant afford, but so badly need to play!
Prince of persia came of this week to less than stellar reviews, with the graphical advancements being the major highlight.

XPLAY has their Award show last night, and though Metal Gear Solid 4 seeemed to have the most awards overall, FABLE 2 came home with the game of the YEar trophy.
honestly fable 2 is on my short list of games i REally need to play, but i've finally managed to make some headway into the behemoth of FALLout 3 and i really have zero time to spare for another RPG right now.
besides Fallout i have my current shooter with SOCOM, and my sports game in NBA LIVE and madden 09. so i'm pretty well rounded right now.
though,  here is my short list of titles i missed this year, but will definitely play eventually:
1. MEtal GEar Solid 4
2. Little Big Planet
3. Resistance 2
4. Fable 2

now, i have to research and start making a list of upcoming titles for the 1st quarter of 09!
and there are quite a few exciting things coming about.
-first of all is DLC for fable2, GTA 4, and Fallout 3... gee whiz i havent even finished the first part of any of these yet!
then SKATE 2 is due out january 21. this i will be picking up the day its out if at all possible.
lord of the rings conquest is out jan 13... this is the game made by pandemic and is basically star wars battlefronts for Middle Earth.  its looking pretty tight if your into that sorta thing.
further down the road includes--
Street fighter 4, Feul...and a few other random games i cant recall right now, AS wELL as the first BIG wave of MMOs to hit the consoles-- Champions online for 360 and DC universe for ps3 are both slated for early 09 i believe... good thing i'm getting a keyboard for my ps3 for christmas so i can post to the paug, otherwise i might be MIA!

oh yeah, one more thing,,, if you didnt know already certain online arcade games are free this month on XBOXLIve including street fighter 2 hd remix.

peace and games. happy new year.
hope everyone gets at least one game in their stocking!
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Post by: jedifunk on December 10, 2008, 07:05:49 PM
I picked up Shaun White Snowboarding last night.  Going to give it some play time later

...i hope you have a Wii and a balance board. apparently thats the only way this game is worth a shit.
:banana:
woo hoo... i gots a wii & balance board!  can't wait for xmas so i can start busin moves
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Post by: jedifunk on December 10, 2008, 07:06:18 PM
oh and whats the word on tom clancy's end war?  i DL'd the demo last night but haven't had a chance to play it... any good?
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 10, 2008, 08:34:14 PM
oh and whats the word on tom clancy's end war?  i DL'd the demo last night but haven't had a chance to play it... any good?

I played a bit of it on my buddy's 360. The voice commands work surprisingly well and the online is sweet. Then again, the campaign sucks and the three factions are basically the same units with different names. Still a great step in the industry. I'd rent it if you did like the demo.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 10, 2008, 08:40:49 PM
is it entirely voice command?
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Post by: Caravan2001 on December 10, 2008, 10:25:48 PM
Shaun White for PS3 pretty much blows, which sucks, because I was so fired up for it.  Skating and snowboard games are my fave, so it was disappointing.  I am sure it rules with the board, the graphics are good...
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 10, 2008, 11:17:02 PM
yeah, the 360 version is pretty meh also
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 11, 2008, 08:47:55 AM
is it entirely voice command?

you CAN control it completely w/ VC, though button control is possible as well.
the bottom line about this game... i played the demo was very stoked, read all the reviews, etc... IS that it is the first perfectly executed VC game. it works seemlesly, and graphically its very nice. though as far as RTS games go it is VERY simplistic, and the very limited types of units come down to basically a rock, paper, scissors game. one plus is the persistent online multiplayer campaign, but i passed on this one. just too many other titles better deserving of my $.

BTW, jedi, i know you are the big PES fan, but the new FIFA got really good reviews just so you know.


anyway, today i'm stoked to own a PS3.
1. HOME Finally comes out today! cant wait to get home from work today and start it up!
&
2. i played my first DVD this morning and the DVDupconversion from STandard-def. to HD is FANtastic!
my copy of 4-3-98 looked crystal clear and tight. upconverting to 720p really kicks it up a notch from just playing it in my normal dvd player.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 11, 2008, 09:27:13 AM
is it entirely voice command?

you CAN control it completely w/ VC, though button control is possible as well.
the bottom line about this game... i played the demo was very stoked, read all the reviews, etc... IS that it is the first perfectly executed VC game. it works seemlesly, and graphically its very nice. though as far as RTS games go it is VERY simplistic, and the very limited types of units come down to basically a rock, paper, scissors game. one plus is the persistent online multiplayer campaign, but i passed on this one. just too many other titles better deserving of my $.

BTW, jedi, i know you are the big PES fan, but the new FIFA got really good reviews just so you know.


anyway, today i'm stoked to own a PS3.
1. HOME Finally comes out today! cant wait to get home from work today and start it up!
&
2. i played my first DVD this morning and the DVDupconversion from STandard-def. to HD is FANtastic!
my copy of 4-3-98 looked crystal clear and tight. upconverting to 720p really kicks it up a notch from just playing it in my normal dvd player.
yes, i tried the demo of FIFA just to make sure i was buying the best futbol game out there... and it really was close this year... but the gameplay and AI knowledge of how an actual soccer match plays out was still much better on PES...

but it is really REALLY close now.  the fact that fifa has all the licenses is big to me, as i like to get my moneys worth by winning the league for each country, and pes only has 4 leagues.... but when it came down to it, its the in game reality that wins for PES again.... maybe next year, although i hope that konami gets their shit together and puts a knockout blow on EA.

as for End War... i definitely won't be buying it, but i'll be trying the demo when i have a second.. i remember being stoked for the 360 launch because of a game kinda like it... i forget the name, but it was a RTS in an FPS style... where you commanded a team of marines, and you didn't really ever shoot, just told your team what to do... but i never got around to playing it... and this End War sounds kinda cool.  i'll have to check it out
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Post by: Declan on December 11, 2008, 12:26:50 PM
yeah, fifa ai still dissapoints...

Thats EA for you, never like to make anything better... just like GM making substandard cars.

They got the licenses/sponsors.... they got the $$$$.

plus they do have the name FIFA  :mrgreen:
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 11, 2008, 07:00:24 PM
--OMFG!!
PLAYstation HOme is fInally  here!!
--AND it is CRAZINESS!!
 :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

sorry XBOX, you just took a kick to the crotch with your silly cartoon avatars and all...
i still love you, i just wont be paying for your subscription services anytime soon.

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Post by: tet on December 11, 2008, 09:41:11 PM
LOL WUT?
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Post by: blatboom on December 11, 2008, 09:41:47 PM
LOL WUT?

 :lol:
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Post by: jedifunk on December 11, 2008, 09:52:28 PM
ok, so i just played end war... and i remember how much i suck at RTS games...

i get all panicky... and can't think straight or react fast enough... i would suck as a commander.

cool game, and i can see how the online part would be awesome with a perpetual war always happening.
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Post by: tet on December 11, 2008, 10:42:42 PM
yeah i'm a bit intrigued by End War.  both the online and voice aspects seems pretty cool, but to be honest, i'm so behind on my video games (and ever-gradually am filling up my social calendar) so who knows if i'll ever get to it.  god, i still need to get Fable 2.  and the new Call of Duty.  and finish up my drumming career on Rock Band 2 and/or Guitar Hero World Tour.  and re-play Mass Effect as an evil focker.
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 11, 2008, 11:12:19 PM
seriously, if you get the chance to check out HOME on the PS3, do it.
for me, its not that the beta even has all that much to do yet, but the possibilities are endless.
not only does my avatar look exactly like me, and i have my own home which i can furnish anyway i want with or without extra stuff purchased from a trip to the mall, and i can purchase another summer home, and i can stroll through numerous common areas where EVERYone online is present... or walk into the theatre where the newest trailers and releases are playing, or just sit down on a bench in the virtual park and play a game of chess w/ CARAVAN, or just dance like a fool.......ok you get the point.
if you have ever played a MMO like W.O.W. than you can imagine the scene.

the presentation alone is amazing. the way you can virtually stroll through the mall and check out a BIG SCREEn  HD kiosk that is playing the latest game trailers or whatev.
Though the thing that really got me is the CONCEPT. it sounds really silly, but it really made me think about the future of entertainment and communication and interaction in a virtual sort of way.
 the foundation here has endless possibilities for all of these...let alone fantastic new ways of looking at how we game and enjoy multimedia entertainment.



oh yeah, and i'm still playing FAllout 3 and you're not. shame on you all.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on December 12, 2008, 11:03:04 AM
seriously, if you get the chance to check out HOME on the PS3, do it.
for me, its not that the beta even has all that much to do yet, but the possibilities are endless.
not only does my avatar look exactly like me, and i have my own home which i can furnish anyway i want with or without extra stuff purchased from a trip to the mall, and i can purchase another summer home, and i can stroll through numerous common areas where EVERYone online is present... or walk into the theatre where the newest trailers and releases are playing, or just sit down on a bench in the virtual park and play a game of chess w/ CARAVAN, or just dance like a fool.......ok you get the point.
if you have ever played a MMO like W.O.W. than you can imagine the scene.

the presentation alone is amazing. the way you can virtually stroll through the mall and check out a BIG SCREEn  HD kiosk that is playing the latest game trailers or whatev.
Though the thing that really got me is the CONCEPT. it sounds really silly, but it really made me think about the future of entertainment and communication and interaction in a virtual sort of way.
 the foundation here has endless possibilities for all of these...let alone fantastic new ways of looking at how we game and enjoy multimedia entertainment.



oh yeah, and i'm still playing FAllout 3 and you're not. shame on you all.

I will be checking that out tonight...It does make your mind reel though.  Imagine a virtual 3-D 'Paug where you could all just walk around.  I could swing by your house and pull some virtual tubes of virtual headies, it would be rad  :-D
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Post by: jedifunk on December 12, 2008, 11:05:17 AM
yeah, until you realize that you're only "vitually stoned" :D
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 12, 2008, 10:55:36 PM
yeah, until you realize that you're only "vitually stoned" :D

speak for yourself
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Post by: Caravan2001 on December 13, 2008, 01:19:27 AM
yeah, until you realize that you're only "vitually stoned" :D

speak for yourself

 :-D
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 16, 2008, 04:31:00 PM
I picked up Mushroom Men for the Wii last night.  Les Claypool did the entire soundtrack for it.  Havent checked it out yet
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 16, 2008, 05:01:14 PM
I picked up Mushroom Men for the Wii last night.  Les Claypool did the entire soundtrack for it.  Havent checked it out yet

Trust me, the title is deceiving :D I played the first one, and it was actually pretty good, but it wasn't popular at all.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 16, 2008, 06:31:31 PM
decieving? really?.. isn't it about little men who live under mushrooms :?
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 16, 2008, 06:33:12 PM
Oh, it is. I thought you were hoping for, well, nevermind.
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Post by: Bobafett on December 16, 2008, 08:38:49 PM
i just got hooked up on xbox live and i must say  Gears of War 2 online is bad-ass.  If you guys want to look me up my name is  Mr Quiver. 
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Post by: tet on December 16, 2008, 11:25:47 PM
i just got hooked up on xbox live and i must say  Gears of War 2 online is bad-ass.  If you guys want to look me up my name is  Mr Quiver. 

sweetness.  maybe i'll hit you up tomorrow night...  watch out for "stank kind"!
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 17, 2008, 01:18:04 AM
i just got hooked up on xbox live and i must say  Gears of War 2 online is bad-ass.  If you guys want to look me up my name is  Mr Quiver. 

Im on there too.  liquidgoggles is the name
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 19, 2008, 08:02:41 PM
Here's my favorite Game of the Year in recent years. Still in voting process now.

http://www.gamespot.com/best-of/ (http://www.gamespot.com/best-of/)
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 20, 2008, 10:21:39 PM
just found the release date for "the agency"... march 09... a new MMO espionage game for PS3 that i've been keeping an eye out for.
the fact that SOE has chosen to start releasing all of their MMOs on the PS3 has me ultra stoked.
i've always wanted to get into the whole MMO thing, but not having my own PC sorta cramps things for me.
starting this spring their will be at least 4 MMOs in 09 that i know of coming to both the 360 and PS3 especially.


in the mean time i'm counting down til SKaTE 2 comes out... especially after just watching the DOGtown and Z boys documentary tonite.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 21, 2008, 01:10:53 AM
the new star wars MMO looks really good... i haven't ever played either of the KOTORs, so i don't know much about it... but all the info about TOR sounds really cool.  i might have to give that a go when it comes out
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Post by: Wolfmansbrother on December 21, 2008, 01:23:10 AM
Im a HUGE Wii fan and for the past few weeks or however long its been out
ive been absolutely hooked on Bomberman Blast for WiiWare
i am also looking forward to playing that relatively new star wars light saber duel game
does anyone own or have a review of that game theyd like to share?
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 21, 2008, 08:04:05 AM
Im a HUGE Wii fan and for the past few weeks or however long its been out
ive been absolutely hooked on Bomberman Blast for WiiWare
i am also looking forward to playing that relatively new star wars light saber duel game
does anyone own or have a review of that game theyd like to share?

if you're looking for a really cool Wii game keep your eye out for 'MAD WORLD'. this isnt your typical kiddie Wii game, actually its a very Artistically stylized ultra violent frank miller-esque black and white and red crazy fest. if your into that sorta thing along the loines of the only other cool Wii game- 'no more heroes'- check it out.

the new star wars MMO looks really good... i haven't ever played either of the KOTORs, so i don't know much about it... but all the info about TOR sounds really cool.  i might have to give that a go when it comes out

yeah, i wish i could get a PC in time to play it, but prob not in the cards for me... maybe down the line. i'd love to be able to play.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 21, 2008, 10:28:59 AM
wait its only for PC?  WTF?  KOTOR was on all the major systems... that sucks
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 21, 2008, 10:46:23 AM
I can't really understand how an MMO can work just as good on a console as on the PC. SWG (used to play it, by the way), the current Sony MMO may be replaced with the KotOR MMO, but they said they would try to avoid that. SWG was originally going to be on the original Xbox too.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 21, 2008, 11:39:23 AM
why not?  a console is basically a game specific PC.
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Post by: PhishPhan on December 21, 2008, 11:42:46 AM
I guess a PC could be more adaptable for MMOs, as Sony has changed SWG so much over the five years. That big of a change could not have happened on a console.
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 21, 2008, 05:30:03 PM
I can't really understand how an MMO can work just as good on a console as on the PC. SWG (used to play it, by the way), the current Sony MMO may be replaced with the KotOR MMO, but they said they would try to avoid that. SWG was originally going to be on the original Xbox too.

why?
RTS' are one thing. before the recently released all voice command ENd WAr, the big complaint was that you needed the flexibility of using a keyboard for commands.
though i dont see what, if any hangups there would be playing a MMo on a console.
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Post by: antelope19 on December 22, 2008, 11:15:37 AM
I don't know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the new Call of Duty Game for the wii.  Those commercials look sick!
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 22, 2008, 11:16:52 AM
I don't know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the new Call of Duty Game for the wii.  Those commercials look sick!

I've been playing it for weeks.
It's pretty great.
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Post by: antelope19 on December 22, 2008, 11:18:36 AM
How much extra is the gun holder for the controller?  And do you need the nunchuck?

EDIT: It appears that you do.

(http://media.techeblog.com/images/Wii2in1LightGun1_640.jpg)
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Post by: jedifunk on December 22, 2008, 11:38:46 AM
RJ -  are you playing it with that gun thingy above?  or just with the nunchuck & wand?

perhaps i'll pick that up so that the three of us can be an online "band of brothers"!

personally i can't wait to bust out the balance board + shaun white snowboarding!  i really hope that its as cool/fun as it looks.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 22, 2008, 11:41:08 AM
oh, and i've been pining for a new game or two lately..

while i do love my PES soccer, and still haven't completed GTA4, i've just not had the itch to play either lately.

i DL'd the demo of End War and thought it was cool, but i really need another game or two so that when my main games don't sound right, i've got something else to play.

hopefully the wii fills that void... i might pick up a used copy of either mario galaxy or zelda.  i know my son is getting lego star wars for wii so that might be fun as well.

speaking of which, how does that work with the wii?  pretty well?  fun?


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Post by: rowjimmy on December 22, 2008, 11:51:37 AM
I don't have the gun thingy. I want to grab one though... I think it'd be cool.
I'm not a bad sniper though, even without it.

And yeah, you do need the nunchuk.

There is also a basic co-op mode for a second player. No split screen, the second player essentially shoots covers you as you try to complete the missions.

btw, mario galaxy is pretty fun.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 26, 2008, 06:51:06 PM
ok, so here's the break down on my wii gaming...

- its fun as hell!  and a great party toy... i was a bit upset that you can only do up to 4 people at one time.. i figured with a 2nd wiimote that i would be able to add 4 more and have 8.... this would have been perfect last night, as we had about 12 people here, and ended up having to take turns bowling.

- the balance board works really well... better than i expected. and shaun white is super dope when you use the board.  the wii graphics are below that of my xbox360 and thats kinda lame, but the interaction with the board more than makes up for it... it was funny to watch everyone, and people would say "oh, i get it now" after their run or after watching someone else, only to get up and totally suck.. very funny. 

- eli ended up getting lego star wars & force unleashed... and i didn't enjoy playing either of them on the wii... force unleashed especially as it didn't seem to sync up with the wiimote very well, it was a bit frustrating.  lego star wars wasn't as fun because i'd already beaten the game on my computer, but i think that will be the one that eli really "gets" first.

- tennis is fun, even if a little lame... i think i'd like to get a tennis exclusive title, like top spin... it think that would keep me very entertained.

overall, love the wii... its great for parties.  only think its so-so for private gaming, i will definitely still be playing most games on my 360.  the wii is great when you aren't in the mood to be all serious with your gaming...

anyhoo, i'm pleasantly stoned now.... so i'm gonna go take some runs down the mountain!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on December 26, 2008, 09:39:45 PM
after watching soccer games, i always like to kick the teams ass in fifa afterwards...

no fifa here in miami

suffering from fifa withdrawal symptoms  :frustrated:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on December 27, 2008, 01:44:13 PM
How much extra is the gun holder for the controller?  And do you need the nunchuck?

EDIT: It appears that you do.

(http://media.techeblog.com/images/Wii2in1LightGun1_640.jpg)

we got the pistol adaptor thingamabob, but not this one yet, you can use this one on zelda, too...

i think this is my next accessory purchase after we get the rest of the instruments for all the band games :)

i'd like to try up call of duty on the wii, too... i loved it on playstation....
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on December 27, 2008, 01:53:12 PM
I haven't played my Wii in a bit.  Maybe i'll throw on some Zelda later.  Or that Raving Rabbids TV games thing
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 27, 2008, 02:10:27 PM
I played Lego Indiana Jones last night into the wee hours.

Fun stuff.

we got a wiifit for xmas and I'm going to return the guitar hero games that I received for Shaun White and something else... not sure what.

also, my daughter got a game called "Da Blob" or something like that. Nifty. Good for the kids.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 27, 2008, 03:51:49 PM
how old are your kids again?  eli's 5 and so far isn't into the wii yet.. we played some lego star wars yesterday, but he only wanted to play if i was playing.

i'm not complaining, since eventually i'm sure he'll want to play all the time, but i thought that was interesting
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 27, 2008, 05:28:48 PM
That games was for my 12y/o
My 5y/o isn't too into the wii yet...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 27, 2008, 05:46:52 PM
gotcha... thanks.

thats cool though, cuz like i said, i don't need him asking ot play wii all the time
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Post by: VA $l!m on January 01, 2009, 09:32:10 PM
well, even though i wont probably have the scrilla to buy anything for awhile, there are still a few good titles upcoming in JAnuary that i think are worth checking out.

1. lord of the rings conquest: january 13.
i played the online demo, and its exactly what you'd expect. its basically star wars battlefronts set in middle earth. though i actually really enjoyed playing it. everything seems to look and work extremely well, and its nice to see the jump to next gen for this genre.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/lordoftheringspandemicprojectworkingtitle/index.html

2. SKATE 2
: january 21.
this by far has to be the biggest release for the month, and i might have to put this one on my best buy card. now i just have to decide whether or not to buy the ps3 or 360 version. i had made stick skills on the first one playing it on 360, but now that i get PSN for free i prefer to buy anything i'm gonna play online for PS3.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/skate2workingtitle/index.html

3.Stoked: january 20.
just came across this title for the first time today and it looks pretty cool. a snowboarding game that hopefully wont flail like Shaun White did. more based in reality it apparently has excellent open world mountains with changing weather and time of day conditions. check it out, it very well could deliver the goods.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/stoked/index.html
 
4.Afro Samurai: january 27.
i saw a hands on demo of this game recently and it looks serious. very dynamic art direction, and a  fluid and detailed combat system  could make this a tight action game. personally i'm always keeping an eye out for a game that can take 'hack and slash' to the next level. and with music direction by RZA i beleive it cant be bad!(except for that PS1 wu-tang game, that was really rough!)
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/afrosamurai/index.html
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on January 01, 2009, 09:37:27 PM
yo Slim what's up with the Dead or Alive series?   (my buddy just got a PS3 and I'm living vicariously)

are there any games for this generation of systems or are any in the works?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 01, 2009, 10:49:20 PM
yo Slim what's up with the Dead or Alive series?   (my buddy just got a PS3 and I'm living vicariously)

are there any games for this generation of systems or are any in the works?
DOA came out with a game the first year of the next gen consoles... i believe it was a launch title for the 360. not sure if it was released om the PS3.     
i played it, it was a good game 2-3 years ago, but now its totally old school.

 the biggest fighting genre games this year are
1. soul caliber 4, which came out this summer and is awesome.
then both street fighter 4 and tekken 6 wil be out early this year.
 not sure about the tekken. but SF 1V is EPIC.


BTW., this is my first post using my new wireless keyboard w/ built in mouse on my PS3, sittin on my bed checkin the 'paug out on my 32" HD samsung.
it Freakin rocks!! :banana:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on January 01, 2009, 10:54:15 PM
BTW., this is my first post using my new wireless keyboard w/ built in mouse on my PS3, sittin on my bed checkin the 'paug out on my 32" HD samsung.
it Freakin rocks!! :banana:

epic!

yeah, we went to GameStop and took advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.  We got EA's NCAA football (a must for us), CoD 4, and Soul Caliber 4.

about Soul Caliber, is there any way to release all the hidden characters and stages without going through the points system or whatever?  thanks.

I'll look out for the S.F. game, but he'll be hyped to hear about Tekken..we used to rock the shit out of Tekken 3 back in the day
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 02, 2009, 12:59:00 AM
man, just watched some video for stoked... WOW, that shit looks HAWT!  waaaaay cooler than shaun white.  too bad its not for wii (which has sucky graphics anyways) cuz the balance board for shaun white makes the game pretty awesome, and would make stoked very more awesome

also, what about the lord of the rings game?  any interest in that one?

and which COD should i get if i get one?  the W@W or #4?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on January 02, 2009, 01:56:51 AM
ha
I just came here to post about stoked.  I saw an add in the new xbox mag.
heres a link with a little video
http://extrememountains.blogspot.com/2008/12/stoked-snowboarding-for-xbox-360.html
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 02, 2009, 05:57:51 PM
man, just watched some video for stoked... WOW, that shit looks HAWT!  waaaaay cooler than shaun white.  too bad its not for wii (which has sucky graphics anyways) cuz the balance board for shaun white makes the game pretty awesome, and would make stoked very more awesome

also, what about the lord of the rings game?  any interest in that one?

and which COD should i get if i get one?  the W@W or #4?

i've been playin the LOTR demo online and i have to say that i really like it. which is weird because its really nothing new to this game. like i said before its basically star wars battlefronts but with a fresh  HD coat of middle earth slapped on top of it. i guess i just always dug SWBF and i of course dig LOTR so it makes sense.

as far as COD, thats a No brainer, get 4 hands down. you'll regret it if you go the other way.

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BTW., this is my first post using my new wireless keyboard w/ built in mouse on my PS3, sittin on my bed checkin the 'paug out on my 32" HD samsung.
it Freakin rocks!! :banana:

epic!

yeah, we went to GameStop and took advantage of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.  We got EA's NCAA football (a must for us), CoD 4, and Soul Caliber 4.

about Soul Caliber, is there any way to release all the hidden characters and stages without going through the points system or whatever?  thanks.

I'll look out for the S.F. game, but he'll be hyped to hear about Tekken..we used to rock the shit out of Tekken 3 back in the day

i didnt find a way, but search the interweb, there might be a Code or something to do that.
i found it real easy to get a bunch of the characters though. you basically get one every time you beat the normal single player mode with a different character, which only takes about a half hour for each on easy.
unfortunately i never unlocked the Secret apprentice from Force unleashed though...but now if you want to spend the money you can DL either Yoda or Darth depending on whether you're on Xbox or Ps3.
bummer, wish i still had that game...



personally i'm jonesin for a new game. i loaned my friend Fallout3, and socom is socom, and then i was tryin to get into playin NBA live, but after playing online last night against a really good opponent i realized that the one major flaw in the game is that it becomes nearly impossible to play realistically good 'D' most of the time.
so i'm considering a trade in on that one, but since money's tight i might just wait for skate 2 before i do that.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 02, 2009, 06:49:21 PM
man, xbox live doesn't have shit for good demos... no stoked (which is xbox only, why no demo?) no LOTR... lame shit.

but i think i am going to go buy a used copy of SWBF2 this weekend, i need a good shooter, and nothing is better than a star wars shooter..

i may also pick up COD4 since i'm jonesing for a realistic shooter as well.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on January 02, 2009, 07:04:25 PM
ha
I just came here to post about stoked.  I saw an add in the new xbox mag.
heres a link with a little video
http://extrememountains.blogspot.com/2008/12/stoked-snowboarding-for-xbox-360.html
Thanks for the link, that looks rad.  Still I'll have to rent it first.  I bought Shaun White, which has almost equally impressive graphics, but the gameplay and control feel just rots.....I consider it a waste of $60, since I never play it.  Shaun White should be the bomb, but without the Wii board, it falls short on Ps3......hope this one is good.  What I loved about SSX and 1080 was the racing that seems to be missing from these two games.   I used to love that shit......I hope Stoked delivers the goods.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on January 02, 2009, 10:10:58 PM
mmmm, we USED TO get the BEST jack's here in minni... man how i miss him

It's been at least 2-3 years for me for the straight Jack....

its been exactly 3 years for me...that was the best overall smoke i've ever had....... :cry:

Oh how it works for us.  I was at party a week ago tonight... and guess who was there?

OUR BUDDY JACK!

On the way home, cruising on a cycle, I thought for sure that I had entered the land of the dead.

GOOD TIMES!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 03, 2009, 01:55:20 AM
man, xbox live doesn't have shit for good demos... no stoked (which is xbox only, why no demo?) no LOTR... lame shit.

but i think i am going to go buy a used copy of SWBF2 this weekend, i need a good shooter, and nothing is better than a star wars shooter..

i may also pick up COD4 since i'm jonesing for a realistic shooter as well.

wait wait wait wait


i dunno what platform you're asking about but, COD W@W is the way to go on wii. why go to the earlier gen?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 06, 2009, 04:46:26 PM
W@W online is pretty awful, from what i'm hearing.  lots of people are switching back to CoD4, or Halo. 

i'm pretty positive he's talking about the 360 versions, but i could be wrong...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 06, 2009, 04:58:15 PM
yes COD for 360... i've decided already that the wii is NOT the platform for serious gaming.  i like it for its social aspects, as playing bowling or even snowboarding with a group of friends is lots of fun.

but just in playing force unleashed for the wii, i found i got really tired of having to use the remote and nunchuck.   i'd rather just sit on my ass and play with a normal controller... plus the graphics blow on the wii compared to the 360 or ps3.

my own personal gaming will still happen on the 360... i just don't see that changing
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 08, 2009, 02:35:47 AM
check it out, i belive i just saw that the SKate 2 demo dhould be up on XBL today and PSN on the 15th.
sure hope i can get it when it arrives... been watching a lot of skating on feul tv lately and i'm pumped!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on January 09, 2009, 11:17:36 PM
check it out, i belive i just saw that the SKate 2 demo dhould be up on XBL today and PSN on the 15th.
sure hope i can get it when it arrives... been watching a lot of skating on feul tv lately and i'm pumped!

I want to get that, but I am only about 25% through Skate 1.  PLus I want to check out Stoked.  Besides, if I want to go to any shows, I can't spend the bread on games.....I still also need to check out the new Home dealy on the PS3 network....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 10, 2009, 12:12:18 AM
check it out, i belive i just saw that the SKate 2 demo dhould be up on XBL today and PSN on the 15th.
sure hope i can get it when it arrives... been watching a lot of skating on feul tv lately and i'm pumped!

I want to get that, but I am only about 25% through Skate 1.  PLus I want to check out Stoked.  Besides, if I want to go to any shows, I can't spend the bread on games.....I still also need to check out the new Home dealy on the PS3 network....

 i hear ya on not spending show money on games. mos def.

if you still have Socom, the big PAtch/update everyone has been waiting for is finally out. and after playing all day i must say it rockS! many of the features promised at launch are now up and running, along with numerous bug and glitch fixes. finally a playable game IMO.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 10, 2009, 06:31:05 PM
ya know the other day while at my local non-chain video game store, i asked them how much cash OR credit they'd give me for my 360 console, which is in perfect condition.
they then asked me if it was one of the more recnt models which were made with the HDMI inputs.
mine being ~2-3 yrs old it wasnt.
then they said they could only give me $20 cash OR CREDIT!!?!?
wow.
they said the releatively older 360s were so unreliable a product that they only sold them for $50 with no warranty.
what a hunk o junk.
currently my friends 360 is completely worthless and wont even read a disc, let alone the RRoD and tray and power supply issues he's had. microsoft has told him they wont do shit now and he's basically stuck with a product they dont care to back up.
i also heard there is a class action law suit v. MS because of these  and similar issues that many others have had with their 360s.

...$20 though? that blows. you can get more value for a PS2.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on January 10, 2009, 06:35:27 PM
ya know the other day while at my local non-chain video game store, i asked them how much cash OR credit they'd give me for my 360 console, which is in perfect condition.
they then asked me if it was one of the more recnt models which were made with the HDMI inputs.
mine being ~2-3 yrs old it wasnt.
then they said they could only give me $20 cash OR CREDIT!!?!?
wow.
they said the releatively older 360s were so unreliable a product that they only sold them for $50 with no warranty.
what a hunk o junk.
currently my friends 360 is completely worthless and wont even read a disc, let alone the RRoD and tray and power supply issues he's had. microsoft has told him they wont do shit now and he's basically stuck with a product they dont care to back up.
i also heard there is a class action law suit v. MS because of these  and similar issues that many others have had with their 360s.

...$20 though? that blows. you can get more value for a PS2.

what a joke they could offer up such an expensive product and have it be so unreliable.  Red Ring of Death?  WTF?
it's too bad the PS3 is so far behind it with their game library.  Will they ever catch up?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 10, 2009, 07:29:41 PM
slim, Does your 360 work?
I'll trade you a ps2 for it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 10, 2009, 11:32:55 PM
ya know the other day while at my local non-chain video game store, i asked them how much cash OR credit they'd give me for my 360 console, which is in perfect condition.
they then asked me if it was one of the more recnt models which were made with the HDMI inputs.
mine being ~2-3 yrs old it wasnt.
then they said they could only give me $20 cash OR CREDIT!!?!?
wow.
they said the releatively older 360s were so unreliable a product that they only sold them for $50 with no warranty.
what a hunk o junk.
currently my friends 360 is completely worthless and wont even read a disc, let alone the RRoD and tray and power supply issues he's had. microsoft has told him they wont do shit now and he's basically stuck with a product they dont care to back up.
i also heard there is a class action law suit v. MS because of these  and similar issues that many others have had with their 360s.

...$20 though? that blows. you can get more value for a PS2.

what a joke they could offer up such an expensive product and have it be so unreliable.  Red Ring of Death?  WTF?
it's too bad the PS3 is so far behind it with their game library.  Will they ever catch up?

i dunno, i dont think they are really -"behind" by any means anymore. most third party titles are now coming out at the same time for both consoles.

 the only thing that really sticks out in Xboxs favor anymore is the fact that their online is more established and better ran. and PSN is catching up in that regard as well, plus its still free at this point.

at the end of this year i believe the total count on units sold for this generation is now 28 mil for 360 and 20 mil for PS3, so they arent that far behind, especially considering that sony is planing on sticking with this console well past the point that MS will be moving on to their next console.

 the major thing thats holding back the PS3 is the price and the fact that they are still seriously backing the PS2. most industry peeps firmly believe that early this year the PS3 price will significantly drop and then there will be a major boost in sales, especially from people with PS2s that have been waiting to buy one

personally, even with XBLive's superiority in the online realm, i'm currently more impressed with the PS3.
the only real reason i dont want to let go of my 360 is for exclusive titles. it'd be great if there was no such thing, but there is and i really want to play certain games that are only available on one or the other console.
though i should also note that the fact that 360 has seen it worthwhile to secure exclusive DLC for certain games such as GTA4 and Fallout3, is another BIG reason to own a XBOX at this point.




anyway, i watched a half hour long special for the new SKATE 2 game last night and gee whiz i'm dyin to play that game!! w00t!!
 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 11, 2009, 02:35:02 AM
slim, Does your 360 work?
I'll trade you a ps2 for it.

not to ruin your deal, but can't you get a ps2 for like $20?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 11, 2009, 10:02:52 AM
i think rj is just trying to upgrade the system on the cheap
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 11, 2009, 01:59:10 PM
Don't ask, don't get.

I'm gonna turn off this football game, put on some records and fire up Skate It on my wii...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 11, 2009, 06:43:26 PM
a little late here, but...


what were everyone's favorite game/games from the last year-'08?


-there were so many great ones spread out throughout the year its hard for me to pick just one.
also, there are many that came out for the holiday rush that i havent even had a chance to play yet.

though, in all honesty my #1 pick has to be MADDEN '09. the improvements this franchise made this year pushed it close to perfection after years of apathy. its really hard for me to say that a sports game, especially one thats been around for so many years, is game of the year, but this game is just so much fun every time i play it.

honorable mention goes to:
2. MAss Effect: this might have even been released in '07, but this refreshingly different and well executed sci-fi RPG got me through the first few months of '08 while i was couped up in the house during a long winter.

3. GTA4: what more can you say, this game delivered and exceeded almost impossibly high expectations.
and the games great initial value keeps giving with a Huge DLC coming out in FEb. '09 that is equivalent to another entire story using the games near perfect setup.

4.Fallout 3: wow, another RPG?! thats almost three in a row since GTA4 could be construed as somewhat of a RPG. another slam dunk for a game with expectations based on its stellar pedigree. personally i love this game  for many reasons, but its originality might be the one that makes this one a standout in '08.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 11, 2009, 08:06:34 PM
anyone know if i can play star wars: battlefront 2 online with my 360?

its an old xbox game, so i'm curious if the online will work... if it does i might pay the 20 bucks at gamestop for it
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on January 11, 2009, 08:14:49 PM
Slim, upgrade it vid card on ur pc ;)

:ducks:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 11, 2009, 11:36:54 PM
Slim, upgrade it vid card on ur pc ;)

:ducks:
????
sorry i have no idea what your post means.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 12, 2009, 08:27:22 AM
Skate IT for wii + balance board is pretty freakin cool.

That hardest part is the half pipe stuff so far but I'm def. getting better quickly. What an awesome way to play.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Wolfmansbrother on January 15, 2009, 01:10:20 AM
You seem like a big Wii fan as well rowjimmy you should check out World of Goo under the WiiWare downloads if you havent already...
absoloutely amazing game and the fact that it was made independently by just two guys is incredible!
ive been playing through the levels consecutively but now my roomates and i are finding it more enjoyable(and EXTREMELY) challenging to complete all of the OCD requirements
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 15, 2009, 08:43:52 AM
I have yet to download any games through the wii store...

At some point I will but my purchased games take up enough of my time.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 15, 2009, 09:18:48 AM
anyone know if i can play star wars: battlefront 2 online with my 360?

its an old xbox game, so i'm curious if the online will work... if it does i might pay the 20 bucks at gamestop for it

it might, as long as it's not an EA game - they are the only ones who run their own servers.  everyone else is thru MS, but i've heard that they turned off some earlier sports titles (like the first few years of the 2k sports series).  so it's probably a crapshoot in terms of that. 

still, even if it works, it is unlikely you will find many (or ANY) other players...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 15, 2009, 10:53:50 AM
i suppose you're right... i would like to play this game, cuz my son has gotten me really jazzed on star wars again, and it looks pretty fun.

but i know its best played in a multiplayer environment as opposed to vs the CPU

oh well, guess i'll just buy COD4 instead.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 16, 2009, 12:38:07 AM
welp, the car wouldn't start because of the -20 temp here today, so no go on cod4 yet, maybe tomorrow...

but i am however downloading the LOTR demo on xbox right now... interested to see this.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Declan on January 16, 2009, 11:36:27 AM
has anyone checked out red alert 3 yet?

I'm installing it as we speek
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 16, 2009, 03:47:05 PM
welp... i picked up COD4 today (for 360).

i've only played the single player for about 30 minutes... its pretty dope.

but truly, i don't like 1st person... which is why i always loved socom cuz it had 3rd person.

i'm guessing i'll suck as much @ this online as i always did with rainbow 6, ghost recon, and socom.

still, the graphics are sick and it will keep me busy for a little while.

as for the LOTR demo... eh it was OK.  i love the idea behind it (just like i do with SW battlefront) but some of the execution is lacking... the fight system is sorta hit or miss IMO.  and the fact that its only 8 v 8 is kinda lame.

i can't wait for the day when 32 v 32 or 64v64 is actually possible... that will make games like LOTR & battlefront way more fun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 16, 2009, 07:36:04 PM
welp... i picked up COD4 today (for 360).

i've only played the single player for about 30 minutes... its pretty dope.

but truly, i don't like 1st person... which is why i always loved socom cuz it had 3rd person.

i'm guessing i'll suck as much @ this online as i always did with rainbow 6, ghost recon, and socom.

still, the graphics are sick and it will keep me busy for a little while.

as for the LOTR demo... eh it was OK.  i love the idea behind it (just like i do with SW battlefront) but some of the execution is lacking... the fight system is sorta hit or miss IMO.  and the fact that its only 8 v 8 is kinda lame.

i can't wait for the day when 32 v 32 or 64v64 is actually possible... that will make games like LOTR & battlefront way more fun.

apparently REsistnace 2 fro PS3 pulled this off very well. i dont know though first hand b/c i'm a broke sumbitch.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 16, 2009, 08:09:34 PM
i know i'm late to the COD game, but anyone here on 360 with COD4?  i'd love to join up and get killed!  holla
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 16, 2009, 11:51:09 PM
i know i'm late to the COD game, but anyone here on 360 with COD4?  i'd love to join up and get killed!  holla

yo, look up stank kind bitch!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 17, 2009, 04:50:08 PM
i know i'm late to the COD game, but anyone here on 360 with COD4?  i'd love to join up and get killed!  holla

i used to play every night  for much of last year with "the iguana" from week4paug. he's 'thxmrminor'  (i believe) on XBL.
havent spoken in awhile, but i'm sure he'd throw down with ya.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 17, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
ok, so i already finished the single player for COD4... thats some fucking WEAK SAUCE.

it was literally like 4 hr of play time... for $45 i expect a whole lot more.  i know its more of a multiplayer game, but shit 4 hrs.

very disappointed right now.

---
on the flip side, i've realized i'm shit at multiplayer and its not worth it to even try.  i sucked at socom, i sucked at ghost recon, i sucked at rainbow 6... why do i even try?  seriously, i can't hit shit... and it gets really frustrating.

especially when i see all these other guys killin me and making it look so easy!  very upset that i spent the $45 on this game.  i should have just spent the $20 on star wars battlefront and been happy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on January 17, 2009, 09:08:01 PM
ok, maybe i take it back a little bit... not a lot, but a little anyways.

i just played again for about an hour and i did quite a bit better... i do so much better when there is an objective... i was stuck playing deathmatch until i could get my XP high enough...  now i've got domination, HQ, etc type of games... i do much better at that.

still though, i do suck at it... but last match i killed 11 & died only 9, which is awesome for me.  usually i'm more of a 2 kill / 10 death kinda guy.

but at least the XP builds fairly quickly... although, i'm only a  level 9, and there are guys who are like level 75!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on January 17, 2009, 09:54:45 PM
ok, maybe i take it back a little bit... not a lot, but a little anyways.

i just played again for about an hour and i did quite a bit better... i do so much better when there is an objective... i was stuck playing deathmatch until i could get my XP high enough...  now i've got domination, HQ, etc type of games... i do much better at that.

still though, i do suck at it... but last match i killed 11 & died only 9, which is awesome for me.  usually i'm more of a 2 kill / 10 death kinda guy.

but at least the XP builds fairly quickly... although, i'm only a  level 9, and there are guys who are like level 75!!

I feel ya dude. I'm exactly the same way- right down to the disappointment with finishing the single play for CDO: W@W
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on January 17, 2009, 10:43:07 PM
ok, maybe i take it back a little bit... not a lot, but a little anyways.

i just played again for about an hour and i did quite a bit better... i do so much better when there is an objective... i was stuck playing deathmatch until i could get my XP high enough...  now i've got domination, HQ, etc type of games... i do much better at that.

still though, i do suck at it... but last match i killed 11 & died only 9, which is awesome for me.  usually i'm more of a 2 kill / 10 death kinda guy.

but at least the XP builds fairly quickly... although, i'm only a  level 9, and there are guys who are like level 75!!

well, one thing you should realize is that those guys that are lvl 75...actually i thought it topped off at 50, but anyway... they probably have hit lvl 50,  "prestiged", and gone back to lvl1, and leveled up to 50 and prestiged and gone back to lvl1, and etcetcetc... i think you can prestige 10 times.  i did it like 4 times before i got socom and quit playin. but mainly you are gonna get beter perks and weapons the more you level up, so hang in there. and unlike socom or rainbow COD is a much more forgiving multiplayer experience, so just  have fun its fairly cool if you just do your own thing or party up with friends.

another point i'll make is if you already finished the single player, you obviously didnt play it on the highest difficulty. the campaign is short, but in order to get the achievements on 360 try playing on teh harder difficulties..... or maybe dont, because honestly COD4 on the hardest difficulty was one of the most frustrating gaming experiences of my life... in all honesty that is the  only thing that made me hate that game!  :lol: but i still made it through most of it after Multiplemultiplemultiple deaths and restarts.

anyway, personally i've sorta moved on from playing shooters unless its a multiplayer experience i know i'm going to put a lot of time into and enjoy. single player campaigns in shooters are in one way or another a variation of every other shooter i've ever played.
though i will say COD4 was probably the coolest and best looking (as of last year at least) single player shooter campaign i can remember, albeit relatively short.

now if you really want a ' shooter' with a long campaign, pick up Fallout 3! not really a shooter at all, but you do shoot guns in a RPG style game... lots of guns! big guns! and mini nuke launchers!!!
and shit!-- you can get up to 500 hours of play time out of it!!
 8-)


oh well, i hope its not a total loss bro. good news is the trade in value for COD4 is still pretty good. i think i got $35 in credit when i traded it back in nov.


anybody here ever pick up Fable 2?? i'm really surprised at all of you 360 heads that are slackin on all of the big awesome games from last year!  :samurai:
its moved up my list of games i STILL really need to pick up.
and especially since it has DLC already out..along with fallout 3s DLC and GTA4s DLC, i think i need to reup my XBL subscription and pick up all three at the same time!


sorry, one more thing.
 i DID see some great news that Star wars Battlefront 3 is actually going to happen. and it will be made by the team that developed the first two. apparently there is some "real" footage floating about the net.
i'd play it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on January 18, 2009, 01:57:01 AM
SER? 

first, what difficulty level did you play it on, normal??  try veteran dude, if you finish it in under a month, you get a cookie.

sorry you don't like the multiplayer though, that's the good shit!!  come in a party with me some time, i'll show ya the ropes.

ok, so i already finished the single player for COD4... thats some fucking WEAK SAUCE.

it was literally like 4 hr of play time... for $45 i expect a whole lot more.  i know its more of a multiplayer game, but shit 4 hrs.

very disappointed right now.

---
on the flip side, i've realized i'm shit at multiplayer and its not worth it to even try.  i sucked at socom, i sucked at ghost recon, i sucked at rainbow 6... why do i even try?  seriously, i can't hit shit... and it gets really frustrating.

especially when i see all these other guys killin me and making it look so easy!  very upset that i spent the $45 on this game.  i should have just spent the $20 on star wars battlefront and been happy
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Post by: jedifunk on January 18, 2009, 11:03:38 AM
thanks guys... yeah, i was a bit annoyed yesterday after finishing so quickly.... but then i played some more and i'm happy now.

in fact, i'm about to play right now!
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 02, 2009, 12:48:12 AM
well, you knew it would happen...

i broke down and bought SKate 2 yesterday.
glad i did.
man, i love this game.


i didnt see any copies of 'stoked'... wonder if its out yet. it is still off everyone's radar/ havent heard squat about it yet, but it'd be nice to  see it.

as far as major releases, Afro Samarai got fairly bad reviews,,, not much else worth mentioning.

next month a couple of nice games coming out, along with a bunch of DLC for some major titiles most natbly GTA1V's "the lost and the damned" --apparently its about 1/3 the length of the original game.
i believe fallout 3 and fable 2 both released their DLC already, but GTA4's will be on teh 18th along with one of the BIGgest game releases:
STREET FIGHTER 4!
;
then one game i'm really stoked about will be out the 27th:
KIllzone 2.
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on February 02, 2009, 05:04:19 PM
somehow i've become the guru for video games to all my younger cousins...    :?

just beat starwars: unleashed today...

hadn't touched that game until this weekend..

i've had a fun vacation so far  :-D
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Post by: Declan on February 02, 2009, 05:28:34 PM
anyone take a peak at empire total war ??

i dont think my comp could run it though  :|
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 07, 2009, 09:20:31 PM
for those of us that were checking out the upcoming snowboarding game "stoked", its release got pushed back to FEb24...in fact i'm not entirely convinced it will arrive by then since my local store didnt even have it on their release radar... and sorry Caravan, it looks like its going to be for 360 only i believe. :-(

as far as some other big releases this month, i have to admit i'm sorta excited about Street Fighter 4. after seeing numerous gameplay demos this game just look sphenominal and is a total throwback to the stoned out seesions  of SF2 from the early 90s on the SNES. it WIll def. be arriving on the 17th!

and as a PS3 owner i'm VERY excited as i've finally seen a full demo and video review of KILLZONE 2. i thought i might never play another FPS, but this game might just turn out to be a classic. i think i'm gonn aget this wehn it comes out on FEB 24.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on February 07, 2009, 10:21:30 PM
for those of us that were checking out the upcoming snowboarding game "stoked", its release got pushed back to FEb24...in fact i'm not entirely convinced it will arrive by then since my local store didnt even have it on their release radar... and sorry Caravan, it looks like its going to be for 360 only i believe. :-(

as far as some other big releases this month, i have to admit i'm sorta excited about Street Fighter 4. after seeing numerous gameplay demos this game just look sphenominal and is a total throwback to the stoned out seesions  of SF2 from the early 90s on the SNES. it WIll def. be arriving on the 17th!

and as a PS3 owner i'm VERY excited as i've finally seen a full demo and video review of KILLZONE 2. i thought i might never play another FPS, but this game might just turn out to be a classic. i think i'm gonn aget this wehn it comes out on FEB 24.

yeah, weird....some sites have it listed as coming out on all platforms, and some have it as a 360 exclusive  :|.....That would ind of bite it, but PS3 has a good number of exclusives, so if I had to choose between Metal Gear Solid 4 and Stoked, I'd have to go MGS4....do you have that yet Slim?  If not, I'll hit you up with my copy at Hampton...It's tight as hell....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 07, 2009, 10:50:52 PM
for those of us that were checking out the upcoming snowboarding game "stoked", its release got pushed back to FEb24...in fact i'm not entirely convinced it will arrive by then since my local store didnt even have it on their release radar... and sorry Caravan, it looks like its going to be for 360 only i believe. :-(

as far as some other big releases this month, i have to admit i'm sorta excited about Street Fighter 4. after seeing numerous gameplay demos this game just look sphenominal and is a total throwback to the stoned out seesions  of SF2 from the early 90s on the SNES. it WIll def. be arriving on the 17th!

and as a PS3 owner i'm VERY excited as i've finally seen a full demo and video review of KILLZONE 2. i thought i might never play another FPS, but this game might just turn out to be a classic. i think i'm gonn aget this wehn it comes out on FEB 24.

yeah, weird....some sites have it listed as coming out on all platforms, and some have it as a 360 exclusive  :|.....That would ind of bite it, but PS3 has a good number of exclusives, so if I had to choose between Metal Gear Solid 4 and Stoked, I'd have to go MGS4....do you have that yet Slim?  If not, I'll hit you up with my copy at Hampton...It's tight as hell....

i have the demo, and i played it a little. it IS tight as hell, but after trying it i remembered that i never really liked the franchise b/c it just takes too much patience for me sneaking around and all. though i should give it another try.
though swapping games is always a good idea. i'll keep you in mind next time i'm Done with a game, since your the only other head i really know with a PS3.

i was seriously thinking of bringing my 360 to hampton also just for kicks, but i dont really ahve any games to play anymore... maybe i could and some rentals would be fun, but seriously... i hope i Dont have time for games!  :lol:

though on a completely unrelated note i DO want to bring my skateboard, but i'd have to put in a chekced bag and i wasnt relaly planning on chekin anything... we'll see...
sorry, my minds so spinning with all the plans i need to make!
--back to you regularly scheduled video game discussion--
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on February 07, 2009, 11:31:48 PM
Metal Gear does bog down a little bit with all the story line and story telling.  I was never a fan of the franchise, but MGS4 is a marvel of programming IMO....I have just been playing Littlebigplanet for the last two months.  It r00lz...
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 08, 2009, 12:08:57 AM
Metal Gear does bog down a little bit with all the story line and story telling.  I was never a fan of the franchise, but MGS4 is a marvel of programming IMO....I have just been playing Littlebigplanet for the last two months.  It r00lz...

yeah, i'm still looking forward to playing that.
 in fact i was in the game store today, and a little bummed that ll the big releases from this fall are still fairly expensive. i sure hope that activision and EAs problems from this holidays helps drive down the proce of games as they are trying to do.
i still need to play LBP, resistance 2--though i'll probably forgo that since Killzone 2 is coming out, but i def stilll want to play Fable 2 as well.
mainly though i'm REally looking forwar dto some of the big shit thats gonna hit this year. a lot of the traditional molds are gonna break with some new things that have never been done on consoles like some very big comc book MMOs from both Champions online and DC, as well as the espionage based MMO fro PS3- the agency. then there is things down the line LIk MAG for ps3 which promises 256 multiplayer online., and then some sweet PC ports that werent previously expected like DRagon Age origins... and a few biggies for PS3 like the new god of war and then by the end of the year both consoles will be seeing the new final fantasy.
big things big things.
personally i'm also looking forward to the proposed new PSP that is in development.
its gonna be another stellar year for gaming.

Anyone gonna pick up the DLC for GTA4?
if i still had my copy i would. its gonna have about a third the game play as the original did with i believe another 200 pts in achievements. 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 11, 2009, 09:55:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in6RZzdGki8
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on February 11, 2009, 10:29:22 AM
I can't believe I might actually watch that whole thing

"FUCK!  this is worse than leaving YouTube comments!"  :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 11, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
"worse than Panic at the Disco"

lol
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 15, 2009, 01:08:20 AM
Got some Microsoft Points for V-Day. Big question mark for why someone would give me that, but aye, it doesn't hurt. Obviously doesn't stand up against the watch that I received in exchange for an iPod that I bought for someone, but whatever. Anyways, I bought Puzzle Quest (I love RPGs and puzzle games so I thought what the hey) and San Andreas since I lost my old Xbox copy. Hit 4200 GamerScore today, too.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 15, 2009, 07:05:16 AM
...not my thing personally, but i didnt see anybody mention that there was a 'Grateful Dead pack' out for rock band now.
--right on brother!


anyway, gonna have to suffer this week and the next and not pickup the  two new blockbusters:
Street Fighter 4 or Killzone 2, in order to save money fo hampton. ahhh, the sacrificies we make. :-)


in general my Release Radar is fairly empty for the next few months. maybe this will give me time to catch up on some of the DLC for Fallout 3 and GTA4 and the like... most notably the "lost and the Damned" expansion for GTA4 comes out tuesday.

otherwise, the big stuff comin down the pike for the rest of FEb and march until about mid april really boils down to what might be the biggest release of the first half of 09:

REsident Evil 5 on march 13.
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Post by: PhishPhan on February 15, 2009, 06:05:20 PM
Actually that's the second Dead Pack for Rock Band. Rock Band 2 also came with Alabama Getaway. Also, Lost And The Damned looks like not it doesn't have enough content for a twenty dollar digital expansion. Has an achievement for knocking 69 bikers off their ride with a bat, it's called "Get Good Wood" :D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 15, 2009, 09:29:09 PM
Actually that's the second Dead Pack for Rock Band. Rock Band 2 also came with Alabama Getaway. Also, Lost And The Damned looks like not it doesn't have enough content for a twenty dollar digital expansion. Has an achievement for knocking 69 bikers off their ride with a bat, it's called "Get Good Wood" :D

uhh...actually it has Exactly enough content for a $20 expansion since a game costs $60 and the expansion is 1/3 the length of the game. 20/60=1/3!!   :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 15, 2009, 09:32:26 PM
i may grab Lost & Damned, it will get me playing the game again - which i still never "finished".  i'll never finish finish it, but new storylines are interesting always.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 15, 2009, 09:37:34 PM
yeah, i just like the idea of DLC for top notch games like GTA4. anything that extends an already kickass game is good in my book. of course i never even got close to finishing the original and i sold my copy back in sept i think!  :lol:

speaking of great long games with DLC taboot, i just borrowed back my copy of fallout 3 today from my friend. now this game i plan on finishing, even though it takes 100 plus hours, i wont sell it, it is by far the coolest game i've  ever played as far as an immersing detailed world RPG type thing goes. 8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 15, 2009, 10:03:42 PM
yeah, i'm loving Fallout 3.  way too many hours in it and it's just brilliant.  i also still play Oblivion, another Bethesda masterpiece.  same engine in them both, so if you like RPG's be sure to check it out. 

this company really puts out amazing shit.  i haven't even gotten the Operation Anchorage DLC for it yet but i'm sure i will.

which reminds me, i need a bigger hard drive...  :frustrated:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 15, 2009, 11:40:48 PM
COD:W@W online is awesome btw.

Totally been loving it lately.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 15, 2009, 11:55:33 PM
i keep hearing that.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 16, 2009, 12:15:41 AM
Actually that's the second Dead Pack for Rock Band. Rock Band 2 also came with Alabama Getaway. Also, Lost And The Damned looks like not it doesn't have enough content for a twenty dollar digital expansion. Has an achievement for knocking 69 bikers off their ride with a bat, it's called "Get Good Wood" :D

uhh...actually it has Exactly enough content for a $20 expansion since a game costs $60 and the expansion is 1/3 the length of the game. 20/60=1/3!!   :-D

Doesn't necessarily mean the content is equal to the price though. Anyways, my digital copy of San Andreas for the 360 is messed up. Freezes and says that the disc cannot be read every other mission. I'll download it again and if that doesn't fix it, I'll just email Microsoft.
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 16, 2009, 08:54:32 AM
i keep hearing that.

And I'm playing it on wii.
I imagine that it's at least as good on the other consoles. Plus, they just released a DLC for it (not for the wii) the looks pretty cool. 

/waiting for the kids to go to bed...
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Post by: PhishPhan on February 16, 2009, 10:50:58 AM
The new map pack comes out in March and has 3 competitive multiplayer maps and a Nazi Zombie map. Zombie map's name escapes me but it means like crazy in German or something.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on February 18, 2009, 08:01:31 AM
COD:W@W online is awesome btw.

Totally been loving it lately.

/just so ya know
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Post by: birdman on February 18, 2009, 09:08:05 AM
yeah, i'm loving Fallout 3.  way too many hours in it and it's just brilliant.  i also still play Oblivion, another Bethesda masterpiece.  same engine in them both, so if you like RPG's be sure to check it out. 

this company really puts out amazing shit.  i haven't even gotten the Operation Anchorage DLC for it yet but i'm sure i will.

which reminds me, i need a bigger hard drive...  :frustrated:
I just finished Fallout 3 last night after putting in some long nights this week. One of my favorite game experiences ever. I need to go back and  tie up a few loose ends and then find myself a new game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 20, 2009, 02:33:00 PM
With what karma did you finish it with?
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 20, 2009, 02:44:27 PM
With what karma did you finish it with?

This sentence made me LOL.
(http://cowlander.neobahumut.com/LOL%20PICTURES/Grammar%20Time.jpg)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 20, 2009, 03:08:56 PM
:D What was your karma when you finished Fallout 3? Good?
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Post by: VA $l!m on February 20, 2009, 03:11:19 PM
its really one of the cooler things about the game.
my friend and i have played it on exact opposite karma paths, and our gaming experiences have been totally different.
he's straight evel, -i'm good of course!
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Post by: PhishPhan on February 20, 2009, 04:55:27 PM
Once I get the game for good, I might have to go evil just so I can blow up Megaton without any repercussions.
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Post by: birdman on February 20, 2009, 05:40:07 PM
 I played the game and fought the "good fight". It would be interesting to go evil and see how much the game changes. First thing, Im going after Three Dog and taking his head off with a .44.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 21, 2009, 06:52:39 PM
Thank you, VATS...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 26, 2009, 05:01:55 PM
First Punch-Out since the SNES is coming on May 18th for the Wii. Also, Excitebots (I'm not sure if it has bikes, like the original) is coming out on April 20th. Good news for old school gamers.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 26, 2009, 05:57:18 PM
i'm still DYIN to play the new street fighter 4. its so dope looking and apparently plays great.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 26, 2009, 06:41:49 PM
I've been wanting that one for awhile. Might rent it sometime, or just borrow it from someone. I have always loved Street Fighter.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 26, 2009, 06:52:41 PM
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix for the XBOX Live Arcade is just awesome, i have no need for SF4 yet...

and btw, in case anyone forgot this, GTAIV is awesome.  haven't even gotten The Lost & Damned yet, but i just got hooked back in BIG TIME to this game.  just amazing detail in it, on a scale never before attempted.  i'm definitely psyched to get the new DLC but need the bigger HD first, i'm OUT of space on mine!

and i feel like i should add this to my signature because i keep saying it, but i love Fallout 3.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on February 26, 2009, 06:59:14 PM
lol at all the different iterations of Street Fighter II.
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Post by: PhishPhan on February 26, 2009, 07:01:19 PM
:banana:

Street Fighter II - The World Warrior
Console Ports:
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, DOS)
Street Fighter II (Game Boy - this version combined elements from the first 4 versions of SFII [SFII:TWW-SSFII])
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (PlayStation - part of Street Fighter Collection Vol. 2(US)/Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters(Japan))
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (Sega Saturn - part of Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters, Japanese release)
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (Wii- downloadable by VC)
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition
Console Ports:
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (TurboGrafx-16 - Japanese release)
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System - part of Street Fighter II Turbo - Hyper Fighting)
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Mega Drive/Genesis - part of Street Fighter II' - Special Champion Edition)
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (PlayStation - part of Street Fighter Collection Vol. 2(US)/Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters(Japan))
Street Fighter II' (Sega Master System)
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Sega Saturn - part of Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters, Japanese release)
Street Fighter II' Turbo / Street Fighter II' - Hyper Fighting
Console Ports:
Street Fighter II Turbo - Hyper Fighting (Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
Street Fighter II' - Special Champion Edition / Street Fighter II' Plus (Mega Drive/Genesis)
Street Fighter II' Turbo / Street Fighter II' - Hyper Fighting (PlayStation - part of Street Fighter Collection Vol. 2(US)/Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters(Japan))
Street Fighter II' Turbo - Hyper Fighting (Sega Saturn - part of Capcom Generation Vol. 5: Fighters, Japanese release)
Street Fighter II' Turbo - Hyper Fighting (Xbox 360 - downloadable through Xbox Live Arcade, Released August 2, 2006)
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers
Console Ports:
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System)
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (Mega Drive/Genesis)
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (PlayStation - part of Street Fighter Collection(US/Japan))
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (Sega Saturn - part of Street Fighter Collection(US/Japan) )
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, DOS)
Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers (DOS - US release)
A special version of this game, known as Super Street Fighter II - Tournament Battle was created to allow eight players to participate in an elimination tournament.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo / Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge
Console Ports:
Super Street Fighter II Turbo / Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (Panasonic 3DO)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo (DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo / Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (PlayStation - part of Street Fighter Collection(US/Japan) )
Super Street Fighter II Turbo / Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (Sega Saturn - part of Street Fighter Collection(US/Japan) )
Super Street Fighter II Turbo / Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (PlayStation2 - part of Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo/ Super Street Fighter II X - Grand Master Challenge (Xbox - part of Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2)
Super Street Fighter II X Grand Master Challenge for Matching Service (Sega Dreamcast - Japan only) - First fighting game with online play (with the exception of console versions of Super Street Fighter II - The New Challengers playable through XBAND)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival / Super Street Fighter II X Revival (Game Boy Advance)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Xbox 360 - downloadable through Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3 - downloadable through PlayStation Network.)
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Console Ports:
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition (PlayStation 2 - part of Street Fighter Anniversary Collection)
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition (Xbox - part of Street Fighter Anniversary Collection)
Although not fighting games, the SF2 series also contained:
Street Fighter II Pinball: A pinball arcade game developed by Gottlieb in 1993.
As well as:
A card game titled Street Fighter II - World Warriors Card Game
An LCD game titled Street Fighter II
A board game titled Street Fighter II
A competitive spinning-top game similar to that of Beyblade titled Spin Fighters.
A slot machine titled "Street Fighter II"

And that was just Street Fighter II!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 26, 2009, 07:04:40 PM
lol at all the different iterations of Street Fighter II.

it's craziness.  SSFIITHDR is by far the best title though...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 26, 2009, 07:08:05 PM
How about "Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-bit is Enough". That's a mouthful.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on February 26, 2009, 07:13:02 PM
How about "Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-bit is Enough". That's a mouthful.

quite.  but we're talkin about crazy SF2 names here... some are just wacky
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on February 26, 2009, 07:16:34 PM
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack

:D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on February 27, 2009, 09:02:03 PM
well, this hampton phish show thingie is really puttin a cramp in my video game finances, but good news is more and mroe top notch games are rolling out comparatively early in the year this spring. in contrast to most years where everything waits at least until summer.

i'd love to play SF4, but it is definitely taking a backseat in my purchase line once i get back from hampton.

KILLZONE 2 apparently has delivered a 4 star experience with both the single player campaign and multiplayer. i cant wait to have an excuse to stop playing SOCOM!! yEA!!!

anyway, i also just saw a hands on demo of tomclancy's new game: H.A.W.X. game out march 5th. demo out now.
now, i'm not usually excited about any flying type game, but i have to say that this game looks really awesome. one cool thing they included was some of the same type voice commands that worked so well in End WAr. check it out if you get the chance.


i'm gonna skip Res EVil 5, but  if i wasnt so turned off by horror inspired games then it'd be a must buy for sure. march 13 release.

then on the horizon: keep an eye out for  PRototype... sick sisck sick game.
also: damnation.

BTW., i was looking for reviews of STOKED -- the  realistic snowboarding game for the 360 we have discussed that finally is in stores. not much in the way of reviews out there, but in general the scores from various sites seem in the mid-high range, so i'd say its prob. a good game... LMK, if ya'll heart anythign about this.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 24, 2009, 02:52:17 PM
somehow i ended up with a copy of StreetFighter 4 this weekend.
cool.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 24, 2009, 03:16:28 PM
:D

i saw stoked at gamestop for 39.99 new... it must not be selling too well
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on March 25, 2009, 09:57:35 AM
if you own a 360 and not the PS3, do not buy MLB 2K9.  i feel like i am playing the same game i had for ps2.  what a freakin waste.  on the other hand, i did get SF4 and it rocks donkey balls.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on March 25, 2009, 08:15:03 PM
:D

i saw stoked at gamestop for 39.99 new... it must not be selling too well

I wish they had it for PS3....Shaun White isn't worth 3.99.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 26, 2009, 11:37:48 AM
:D

i saw stoked at gamestop for 39.99 new... it must not be selling too well

I wish they had it for PS3....Shaun White isn't worth 3.99.....

Agreed re: Shaun White.
That game is boring. I've gone back to ssx.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 26, 2009, 12:10:02 PM
its pretty entertaining if you have the balance board, but still could be alot better
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on March 26, 2009, 12:27:33 PM
i saw stoked at gamestop for 39.99 new... it must not be selling too well

Sold nearly 850,000 in half of February over the PS3 and 360.

ModernWarfare2.com

Lousy trailer but decent release date...I'm excited.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 26, 2009, 12:36:04 PM
its pretty entertaining if you have the balance board, but still could be alot better

I have the balance board... the thrill wore off quickly.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 26, 2009, 02:13:49 PM
agreed... its still fun, sometimes
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on March 26, 2009, 02:17:11 PM
I've been working on Skate It on the balance board as well as COD:W@W

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on March 26, 2009, 05:10:27 PM
we just traded in force unleashed for clone wars: lightsaber duels...

totally pointless game... not fun what so ever! 

the system isn't quite sophisticated enough to make lightsabers realistic yet
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on March 26, 2009, 10:57:06 PM
i saw stoked at gamestop for 39.99 new... it must not be selling too well

Sold nearly 850,000 in half of February over the PS3 and 360.

ModernWarfare2.com

Lousy trailer but decent release date...I'm excited.

yup i saw today that its due in NOv. ...sweet. i'm completely fine with the fact that i skipped WAW, and now i'll be stoked to play the new Modern warfare.

we just traded in force unleashed for clone wars: lightsaber duels...

totally pointless game... not fun what so ever! 

the system isn't quite sophisticated enough to make lightsabers realistic yet

even wiht the updated WImote thingimigig that was supposed to make it more sensitive or whatev... or do you just have the original? i dunno, not big on Wii. there are only two REal games out for the Wii as far as i know: 1. no more heroes, 2. madworld. the rest is FluFF. :mrgreen:


the release outlook is more about waiting than getting for the next month or so.
 end of may and definitely june some big titles start coming out. until then, i was stoked the other day to finally see soem of the Big releases form last fall that had finally come down for used copies in price.
i actually even got Street fighter 4 for only $39!, too bad i had to pawn it right back for gas and cigs yesterday.  :|

i guess i'm just gonna throw down the $7 for a XBOXlive Script, so i can buy the DLC for Fallout3. thats a cheap solution for some nice gaming. i think i'll skip the Anchorage pack and grab the PITT though, it looks dope.

anyone play th eGTA4 DLC? apparently the DS GTA chinatown wars is a HUGE smash 5 stars from everyone. not a big fan of the DS, but the new DSlite coming out has some sweet features.


one mORE thing:
the new wolverine game promises to break the mold on bad comic and movie games. i sqaw a preview and since they were actually makingthis game before the movie was even in the works, i actully think its gonna deliver. it IS made by the smae peeps aas ultimate alliance, so i have faith.
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 27, 2009, 11:33:31 AM
Slim,
COD : W@W is not fluff.
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Post by: jedifunk on March 27, 2009, 01:40:16 PM
mario kart & mario party are not fluff either.

that said... the wii is not a serious gaming platform.  we use it at our house as a party tool... have some friends over, break out the wii, play some bowling or mariokart, etc

for more serious gaming, i will always opt for my 360 with its superior graphics, and processor, and game catalog
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on March 27, 2009, 01:41:50 PM
mario kart & mario party are not fluff either.

that said... the wii is not a serious gaming platform.  we use it at our house as a party tool... have some friends over, break out the wii, play some bowling or mariokart, etc

for more serious gaming, i will always opt for my 360 with its superior graphics, and processor, and game catalog

I would agree with this, only we have the PS3. 
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Post by: VA $l!m on March 27, 2009, 09:17:52 PM


Slim,
COD : W@W is not fluff.
no it is not and anyone who has both a Wii  and a PS3 or a 360 would never play it on a Wii.
wht i meant of course is that Wii exclusive games and the market that the console caters to is serious fluffarific BS. any serious gamer owns a #60 or a Ps3, or both like me. jsut watch or read any of the gaming critcs ouit there... it s pretty much the running joke that the Wii is making Zillions off of a completley non gamer market. they in fact are somewhat putting the the "real" gamer  in peril. ever since the advent of the Wii, serious hard core games have increasingly become softer and more mainstream and more than anythign the big titles and developers are disappearing because the real money right now is in "party" games and "family " shit and the FREAKin C word---CASUAL GAMER! OMFG if i hear that term one more time i gonna puke.

so now i'm gonna go play FALLOUT 3 and blow somebody's head off... and the next time i LVL up i'm gonna get the "BLoody MEss" perk, and maybe go on a killing spree with my Railway spike gun so i can pin various limbs to walls.
then i might just get on XBOXLive or PSN and play a shooter where you actually have a MIC? what a concept!?!? just so i can hear 5 year old kids swear up a sracist storm and make me blush!

ahhhh. now thats gaming!  :-D
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Post by: blatboom on March 27, 2009, 09:21:32 PM
damn!  I tried to quote the double post for full epicness but you were too quick for me.
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 27, 2009, 09:23:12 PM

Sorry you're threatened by a gaming system that my kids like to play.

The gaming industry would be smart to embrace the Wii as it is ushering in the next generation of games as did the Atari 2600, N64 & SNES, etc.
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Post by: VA $l!m on March 27, 2009, 09:23:18 PM
damn!  I tried to quote the double post for full epicness but you were too quick for me.
i've been on fire since last night!

just dont feel like spell checkin,  thats about it!  :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on April 09, 2009, 10:17:24 PM
Sorry to post so late but I thought this was important news...

Wii Sports Resort is planned to be released in July...yes...

Important Wii game(s) are to be announced in June.

No price cut planned for Wii.

Xbox Live to earn Microsoft $1 Billion annually by 2013.

Amazon launched a service where you can buy redeem codes for Xbox Marketplace games.

DSi sold over 600,000 in North America and Europe...I should get one and tell you guys how the internet browser works :roll:

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Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on April 09, 2009, 10:22:53 PM
yeah, i'm loving Fallout 3.  way too many hours in it and it's just brilliant.  i also still play Oblivion, another Bethesda masterpiece.  same engine in them both, so if you like RPG's be sure to check it out. 

this company really puts out amazing shit.  i haven't even gotten the Operation Anchorage DLC for it yet but i'm sure i will.

which reminds me, i need a bigger hard drive...  :frustrated:

Isn't Fallout 3 kind of juvenile?

I played it for a little bit with my boys 16 year old kid brother, and I was bored to tears...I didn't make it through the birthday at the beginning.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 09, 2009, 10:24:35 PM
the beginning is slow.  But after you put a couple hours in it gets more interesting.... if you are in to the RPG type stuff
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Post by: Caravan2001 on April 09, 2009, 11:48:35 PM
Depending on how my ticket search for the Fox goes, my PS3 may very well end up on the chopping block.  All I have used it for lately is movies anyhow...I'd hate to see it go, but I also really want to get into the Fox.  Ugh....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on April 10, 2009, 01:25:56 AM
the beginning is slow.  But after you put a couple hours in it gets more interesting.... if you are in to the RPG type stuff

Yeah, once you first get your first glimpse of the sun, you really start to understand how great the game is.
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Post by: jedifunk on April 10, 2009, 09:07:35 AM
been totally sucked into a game called TapDefense on my iPhone lately.  its a pretty basic tower defense game, but i've been playing it non stop for a week now.

i highly recommend that all iphone/touch users check it out
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Post by: antelope19 on April 10, 2009, 10:16:17 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30147390/?GT1=43001

Quote
Dungeons & Dragons co-creator dies at 61
Role-playing game known for odd dice became quintessential geek pastime

MINNEAPOLIS - Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 61.

Arneson's daughter, Malia Weinhagen, said her father died peacefully Tuesday in hospice care in St. Paul.

Arneson and Gary Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys. It eventually was turned into video games, books and movies. Gygax died in March 2008.

"The biggest thing about my dad's world is he wanted people to have fun in life," Weinhagen said. "I think we get distracted by the everyday things you have to do in life and we forget to enjoy life and have fun.

"But my dad never did," she said. "He just wanted people to have fun."

Dungeons & Dragons players create fictional characters and carry out their adventures with the help of complicated rules. The quintessential geek pastime, it spawned copycat games and later inspired a whole genre of computer games that's still growing in popularity.

"(Arneson) developed many of the fundamental ideas of role-playing: that each player controls just one hero, that heroes gain power through adventures, and that personality is as important as combat prowess," according to a statement from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. that produces Dungeons & Dragons.

Blackmoor, a game Arneson was developing before D&D, was the "first-ever role-playing campaign and the prototype for all (role-playing game) campaigns since," the company said.

Arneson and Gygax were dedicated tabletop wargamers who recreated historical battles with painted miniature armies and fleets. They met in 1969 at a convention, and their first collaboration, along with Mike Carr, was a set of rules for sailing-ship battles called "Don't Give Up the Ship!"

In later years, Dave published other role-playing games and started his own game-publishing company and computer game company. He also taught classes in game design. He was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame in 1984.

Weinhagen said her father enjoyed teaching game design at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla., in recent years, where he taught students to make a solid set of rules for their games.

"He said if you have a good foundation and a good set of rules, people would play the game again," Weinhagen said.

Arneson is survived by Weinhagen and two grandchildren.


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 10, 2009, 10:38:10 AM
well, were in teh "dead" season for games right now.
besides a few thigns i mentioned before Keep you eye out for FEUL, an open world rtacing game brought to you by codemasters. i think its out beginning of june. i'll keep you posted.
other than that, i'm just junkin it out on Socom lately trying to keep out of trouble.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 10, 2009, 01:17:24 PM
I just grabbed The Oregon Trail for my iPhone the other day. 


memories
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Post by: tet on April 10, 2009, 04:54:18 PM
you have dysentery!   :lol:

i 'stumbled' upon a free DSlite and am loving it.  it came with Tetris, New Super Mario, Brain Age, and Harry Potter.  picked up a couple more today (used DS titles can be cheap!!) - Starfox (heard it was awesome - it is), Civilization - Revolutions, and GTA:Chinatown Wars (new, but it's supposed to rock)

enjoying it so far, but can anyone recommend any other gems?  i'm probably gonna grab the Crossword one if i ever see that on sale...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 22, 2009, 12:28:55 PM
Disc Golf on Tiger Woods '10
 :beers:

http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/24451
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Post by: Bobafett on April 22, 2009, 01:45:40 PM
thats pretty cool.  i wondered when that would happen...

as far as a game for the DS lite...Chrono Trigger.  if you dig RPGs, this is one of the best out there. also, Puzzle Quest and any of the Castlevania games.
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Post by: Mr Minor on April 22, 2009, 01:52:47 PM
Disc Golf on Tiger Woods '10
 :beers:

http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/24451

Looks like it could be pretty cool.
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Post by: PhishPhan on April 22, 2009, 02:09:30 PM
thats pretty cool.  i wondered when that would happen...

as far as a game for the DS lite...Chrono Trigger.  if you dig RPGs, this is one of the best out there. also, Puzzle Quest and any of the Castlevania games.

Chrono Trigger was sweet on the SNES, so I picked this one up again. Just as fun as it was fifteen years ago.
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Post by: jedifunk on April 22, 2009, 02:23:19 PM
tiger 10 is gonna be awesome on the wii!  i can't wait!
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Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2009, 07:54:19 PM
----BIG HEADS UP!!

Best buy has a sweet sale on games going on this week!

a decent number of titles for both 360 and PS3 on sale and a select few top titles for a one time price of $9.99!!
360:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~cabcat0700000%23%230%23%2319r~~cabcat0703000%23%230%23%2321~~nf396||4f6e2053616c65&list=y&nrp=15&sc=gameToySP&sp=-bestsellingsort+skuid&usc=abcat0700000&ks=960
ps3:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~cabcat0700000%23%230%23%2319r~~cabcat0701000%23%230%23%233z~~nf396||4f6e2053616c65&list=y&nrp=15&sc=gameToySP&sp=-bestsellingsort+skuid&usc=abcat0700000&ks=960
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 26, 2009, 07:58:07 PM
is soul caliber any good?
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Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2009, 08:15:51 PM
is soul caliber any good?

absolutely. thats the one game on there that is an outright steal. the used game store across teh street from my best buy is still selling it for like $30-40.

now to be clear, i LOVE the soul caliber series, so if you;ve never played any of teh games i cant garauntee it. but if youve played the previous versions i DO strongly recomend pt.4
though otherwise, as far as 3-d fighting game go i'd say its by far the best thing thats been put out on the next gen consoles.
also, the online play is very well done. it was the first fighting game to actually be  playable online with preecision and w/out much lag.

the single player mode isnt really that great, but if you're just looking for a good fighting game to play with friends or online its a no-brainer for $10. sh-- i'm goin got get it and i think i preordered it last summer for $60 then dsold it when i needed some cash.
totally fun though, get it.
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 26, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
Im not sure if i've ever played a soul caliber.  But I loved playing the fighting games growing up.  MK, Rage, Tekken, Street Fighter... all those
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Post by: blatboom on April 26, 2009, 09:03:23 PM
Dead or Alive
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on April 26, 2009, 09:10:53 PM
...Clay Fighter 63 1/3.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 26, 2009, 10:35:45 PM
Im not sure if i've ever played a soul caliber.  But I loved playing the fighting games growing up.  MK, Rage, Tekken, Street Fighter... all those

the one main diff., with SC is that it is a weapon based fighting game. but the mechanics are flawless. it is a fairly serious control scheme... you can button mash and have fun, but the real fun comes with memorizing combos and using all of your skills and counters and such. graphically A+. like i said, overall its the best fighter by leaps and bounds put out on a next gen system, unless your a Street fighter freak, and even then...

i went ot best buy tonite right away to grab a copy... but they were closed.
i'm thinking of pickng up a few games tomorrow when they open.
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Post by: Caravan2001 on April 26, 2009, 11:43:19 PM
Im not sure if i've ever played a soul caliber.  But I loved playing the fighting games growing up.  MK, Rage, Tekken, Street Fighter... all those

the one main diff., with SC is that it is a weapon based fighting game. but the mechanics are flawless. it is a fairly serious control scheme... you can button mash and have fun, but the real fun comes with memorizing combos and using all of your skills and counters and such. graphically A+. like i said, overall its the best fighter by leaps and bounds put out on a next gen system, unless your a Street fighter freak, and even then...

i went ot best buy tonite right away to grab a copy... but they were closed.
i'm thinking of pickng up a few games tomorrow when they open.


Translation:  Caravan would suck at this game  :-D
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Post by: VA $l!m on April 27, 2009, 05:29:05 PM
went to best buy.
totally Pilfered.
had to get a raincheck for SCIV, oh well.
the other game worth grabbing, IMO,  for $9.99 is PURE- its a SSXTRICKY type ATV racing game that got great reviews across the board. i was goin to get it, but thought better since my 360 is on loan to my friend and i wouldnt be able ot play it right away, so... no new games today.
though i should note that the games listed online are not the only ones they had on sale, so its def. worth the trip to best buy to grab somethin if you have the time... even if you have to take a raincheck!
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Post by: PhishPhan on April 28, 2009, 09:24:03 PM
Picked up "The World Ends With You" for DS. Probably the best handheld game to be released last year. Might pick up Left 4 Dead sometime or another because of the free add-on. Also, the "ultra-realistic" shooter, "Six Days In Fallujah" is not going to be published, at least by Konami. Also, speaking of Soul Caliber, a portable installment of the series was recently announced for the PSP. Don't you think the subtitle "Broken Destiny" pretty much summarizes everyone's expectations?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on April 30, 2009, 12:26:04 AM
has anyone played stoked?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on April 30, 2009, 11:14:32 AM
has anyone played stoked?

yeah, wondering the same thing. its only $40. looks good...
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Post by: VA $l!m on April 30, 2009, 02:00:06 PM
heads up:

just found out that this weekend APr.1-4 will be a FREE XBOX live weekend for all of those like me that dont keep their subscriptions up to date.   :-D
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Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on April 30, 2009, 08:12:49 PM
heads up:

just found out that this weekend APr.1-4 will be a FREE XBOX live weekend for all of those like me that dont keep their subscriptions up to date.   :-D

You mean May, right?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on April 30, 2009, 11:19:41 PM
heads up:

just found out that this weekend APr.1-4 will be a FREE XBOX live weekend for all of those like me that dont keep their subscriptions up to date.   :-D

You mean May, right?

I'm pretty sure, didn't hear about it being in April.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 01, 2009, 10:49:37 AM
heads up:

just found out that this weekend APr.1-4 will be a FREE XBOX live weekend for all of those like me that dont keep their subscriptions up to date.   :-D

You mean May, right?

yeah. thanks. i think you should just follow me around the board this week and fix all my posts. can i just add it to my regular legal fees FAUX? :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 01, 2009, 10:05:23 PM
PS3 Motion Sensing device to be unveiled at E3, looks underwhelming...

Wii to have HD upgrade by 2010, new wave of consoles by 2013, too early...

Batman: Arkham Asylum delayed until the end of summer, meh...

One hundredth Spore creature made, cool...

PS3 beats Wii in Japan for its record breaking two month in a row NPD top ranking, eh...

Not much exciting news lately.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 02, 2009, 07:48:58 AM
PS3 Motion Sensing device to be unveiled at E3, looks underwhelming...

Wii to have HD upgrade by 2010, new wave of consoles by 2013, too early...

Batman: Arkham Asylum delayed until the end of summer, meh...

One hundredth Spore creature made, cool...

PS3 beats Wii in Japan for its record breaking two month in a row NPD top ranking, eh...

Not much exciting news lately.

ehh... yeah, i agree, but actually i think this year's E3 will have alot more substance--ie big games-- than last year, which was mostly pomp and posturing.
Also, as far as exciting news, i'll just take the very decent amount of good games that are slated to start rolling out as of now and throughout the rest of the year.
though the one thing that would really peak my interest and actually make me happy would be a price cut to $50 at least for new games. seriously c'mon Obama!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 02, 2009, 09:13:27 AM
Yup, analysts say that E3 will return to its normal state this year.
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Post by: jedifunk on May 02, 2009, 09:23:31 AM
just downloaded the new Bionic Commando demo on xbox live... haven't played yet, but the trailer look DOPE
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 02, 2009, 09:37:40 AM
Looks like a cool game. 2.5D BC might be better than this one but I guess I'll try this one too.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 02, 2009, 11:00:44 AM
2.5D BC?  what?
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Post by: PhishPhan on May 02, 2009, 11:15:48 AM
The downloadable Bionic Commando game. It had 2D gameplay like the original but with 3D visuals, hence 2.5. I forgot the name before but the real title is Bionic Commando: Rearmed.
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Post by: jedifunk on May 02, 2009, 11:42:01 AM
gotcha... is that in the xbox arcade?
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Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 02, 2009, 11:52:54 AM
last xbox arcade game I downloaded was the Street Fighter HD  :samurai:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 03, 2009, 05:53:40 PM
gotcha... is that in the xbox arcade?

Yup, Xbox 360, PC, and PS3.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 06, 2009, 08:44:42 PM
New Gears of War 2 maps coming in late July.

Download via Xbox Marketplace is 1600 points ($20) and includes seven maps.

Retail box contains seven new maps, one new campaign chapter, all twelve previous downloadable maps, premium theme, poster, and a strategy guide. All for a grand total of...$20? Same price but the retail version contains over $50 worth of material.
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Post by: RosesAreFee on May 08, 2009, 02:42:14 PM
Cannot get the Super Mario Brothers theme song out of my head!!! Figured this would be the forum to announce that :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 08, 2009, 02:56:17 PM
Catchy tune, ain't it?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on May 08, 2009, 08:28:06 PM
Eff both of you.

*I just ate the mushroom*.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 08, 2009, 08:38:22 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0llKUBEwGo[/youtube]

Uploaded earlier today. Yeah, I'm fast. For all those that don't know, this is the first gameplay footage (if it is legitimate, which I believe it is) of Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 09, 2009, 04:46:19 PM
so I just found out the culprit in what was making my PS3 not work sometimes through HDMI.  Oddly enough its my comcast cable box.  Every so often it somehow throws the DCHP settings between other devices and my television off.  I don't know why it does it, but it does.  I googled and a lot of people with the old motorola cable boxes have the same problem.  So now when it happens I have to unplug my cable box dfrom the wall for ten seconds to reset it.. then connect it back to my television.  Then reconnect my PS3.  Major PITA but I don't have the extra money for a new cable box.. so Im going to just have to deal for now
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 09, 2009, 07:03:49 PM
Comcast blows, I will bet everyone money that it will ruin OnLive.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 09, 2009, 08:34:07 PM
so I just found out the culprit in what was making my PS3 not work sometimes through HDMI.  Oddly enough its my comcast cable box.  Every so often it somehow throws the DCHP settings between other devices and my television off.  I don't know why it does it, but it does.  I googled and a lot of people with the old motorola cable boxes have the same problem.  So now when it happens I have to unplug my cable box dfrom the wall for ten seconds to reset it.. then connect it back to my television.  Then reconnect my PS3.  Major PITA but I don't have the extra money for a new cable box.. so Im going to just have to deal for now

Won't Comcast just give you a new one?  If I have a problem, I just bring it back and they replace it...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 11, 2009, 01:24:51 AM
I really think I am going to ditch comcast all together and go with DirecTV.  Thats what I had at my last place and I didn't have any gripes with it.  Back there with DirecTV I had 4 boxes, two were HD DVR boxes, one was just HD and another was just a standard def box.  I had the HD package, PLUS the extra couple HD channels you get for 5 dollars more (which I thought was BS, but oh well).  I got all of that for about $108 a month.

At my new place with comcast I have just one HD DVR box (which doesnt hold anywhere near what the directv box could save), it has the HD package but comcast lacks about 5 HD channels that directv had (comedy central HD being one of them).. I dont get the NFL network or SPEED now,  And this comes to about $106 a month
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 12, 2009, 07:57:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-TisqL7-MM

You know you're psyched.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 12, 2009, 10:29:20 AM
yeah i've seen the previews. the game is looking very nice.

this months big releases:

-bionic commando on teh 19th
then
-FEUL &
-INFAMous both on teh 26th.

i'll most likely be buying those last two.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 12, 2009, 11:02:00 AM
I guess I need to ask again.  Has anyone played Stoked yet?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 12, 2009, 11:33:12 AM
I guess I need to ask again.  Has anyone played Stoked yet?

i think that was a no.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 12, 2009, 11:35:18 AM
after Shaun White Im hesitant to buy another snowboarding game unless someone tells me that it kicks total fucking ass
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 12, 2009, 11:39:06 AM
well, it looks pretty good to me. if i had extra cash i'd buy it.
besides G4, gamepsot is the site i usually use for reviews.
here's their synopsis and link to the full review.
it got a 7.5 which is good enuf from them for me to buy.



Stoked Review

What Stoked lacks in frills it more than makes up for in snowboarding thrills.
The Good

    * Landing tricks is rewarding 
    * Five real-life mountains and tons of different events 
    * Great stream of incentives once you get your pro license 
    * Crashes look painful.

The Bad

    * Earning the pro license takes far too long 
    * Occasionally unpredictable physics.




http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/stoked/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;read-review
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 12, 2009, 09:34:10 PM
after Shaun White Im hesitant to buy another snowboarding game unless someone tells me that it kicks total fucking ass

qft
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 12, 2009, 10:11:00 PM
-360 Motion Sensing device in development

-Lost and Damned coming to PS3 in August

-Modern Warfare 2 to have just as short campaign as first and no co-op

-Resident Evil game coming to iPhone

-Pearl Jam Guitar Hero coming in 2010

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 12, 2009, 11:03:48 PM
after Shaun White Im hesitant to buy another snowboarding game unless someone tells me that it kicks total fucking ass

qft

third'd
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on May 13, 2009, 12:47:07 AM
I heard Shaun White was good with the Wi Fit, but that's not the same....I'm looking for a next gen version of SSX or 1080
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 13, 2009, 05:24:28 PM
Rumors:

-MGS4 360 Port to be announced

-New GTA IV DLC to be released for both consoles title "Blood, and a Four-Leafed Clover"

-New project from developers of Fable to be announced

-New Splinter Cell to be revealed

I guess all these rumors will be proven real or fake in twenty days.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 13, 2009, 06:55:23 PM
Rumors:

-MGS4 360 Port to be announced

-New GTA IV DLC to be released for both consoles title "Blood, and a Four-Leafed Clover"

-New project from developers of Fable to be announced

-New Splinter Cell to be revealed

I guess all these rumors will be proven real or fake in twenty days.

those last two arent rumors.
link to new splinter cell:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/tomclancyssplintercellconviction/index.html?tag=result;title;0

and peter molineux has already talked about the project he's developing post fable.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 13, 2009, 09:38:34 PM
True, it has been announced but no real gameplay has been shown. The rumor is that gameplay will be shown at E3, I should have stated that.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 14, 2009, 08:28:58 AM
I heard Shaun White was good with the Wi Fit, but that's not the same....I'm looking for a next gen version of SSX or 1080

It's really not that great.
I liked it at first but it's kind of a boring game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on May 14, 2009, 09:20:24 AM
I heard Shaun White was good with the Wi Fit, but that's not the same....I'm looking for a next gen version of SSX or 1080

It's really not that great.
I liked it at first but it's kind of a boring game.

agreed... fun at first, then pretty ehh
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on May 15, 2009, 12:59:32 AM
I picked up MLB 09 The Show a couple days ago.  Anyone else playing this.  Does anyone else find it extremely difficult to score runs?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 16, 2009, 02:35:08 PM
The best gaming news in recent weeks...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hcElGydzb8[/youtube]
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 17, 2009, 07:57:44 PM
hey now. for the upcoming months of the 2nd Quartr of the video game release season i'm going to try and keep us all posted as much as possible on whats new, hot, and being talked about.

starting this week there is a good solid month of releases.
some hyped up a lot, some under the radar, and a few in between.
personally i think there will be at least one or two must buys for each of the major three consoles along with Pcs and multiplatform games.

Releases for Week of may 17th:

Title/                                      Platform/ Genre/    Release Date/        Publisher

Imagine: Makeup Artist                DS    Puzzle    May 20, 2009       Ubisoft
Party Pigs: FarmYard Games       WII    Sports    May 19, 2009       Destineer
Puchi Puchi Virus                         DS    Action    May 19, 2009       NIS America
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack    PS3    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       MTV Games
Hannah Montana: The Movie      PC    Action    May 19, 2009       Disney Interactive
Jagged Alliance                            DS    Strategy    May 19, 2009       Atari
Tournament Pool                            WII    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       Destineer
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack    WII    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       MTV Games
I Love Beauty: Hollywood Makeover DS    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       City Interactive
Space Camp                                     DS    Action    May 19, 2009       Activision
Space Camp                                   WII    Action    May 19, 2009       Activision
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack    PS2    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       MTV Games
Rock Band Classic Rock Track Pack    X360    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       MTV Games
Steal Princess    DS    Strategy    May 19, 2009       Atlus Co.
Terminator Salvation                    PS3    Action    May 19, 2009       Equity Games Production
UFC 2009 Undisputed                    PS3    Action    May 19, 2009       THQ
Terminator Salvation                    PC    Action    May 19, 2009       Equity Games Production
Terminator Salvation                    X360    Action    May 19, 2009       Equity Games Production
UFC 2009 Undisputed                    X360    Action    May 19, 2009       THQ
EA Sports Active                            WII    Sports    May 19, 2009       EA Sports
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009    DS    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       Konami
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Wheelie Breakers    WII    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       Konami
Bionic Commando               PS3    Adventure    May 18, 2009       Capcom
Punch-Out!!                                    WII    Sports    May 18, 2009       Nintendo
Bionic Boom Blox Bash Party                    WII    Puzzle    May 19, 2009       Electronic Arts
Bionic Commando     Commando                          X360    Adventure    May 18, 2009       Capcom



--the highlighted games are the ones that have been getting the most press.

Terminator Salvation, though it has a basic structure fro success, i'm fairly sure from what i've seen of it that it wont blow anyone away after its release.

Bionic Commando
, which has been somewhat anticipated by the community and has looked really good from the extensive previews, demos and such over the last 6 months, i'm wagering will be the biggest disappointment this week. though i cant say for sure just yet, but i did talk to a friend who played the demo and told me it was not good at all. thoguh this is purely specualtion so of course so i will be checking out the reviews next week.

Punch Out for the Wii i dont think can really miss on the other hand. this game is such a classic, that baring a total mishap or some issue with the Wii-mote controls not translating as well to the new game, that it will be a Big seller and probably alot of fun.

then there is UFC 2009 undisputed. i need to DL the demo for this right now. Over the last month on PSN  i've heard alot about how the demo for this game rulez. And i've seen a good amount of hands on demos and previews with the developers. though i'm not the biggest MMA fan, i do enjoy a good fighting game, and this game is looking to be awesome enough to transcend the  genre to become universally appealing.
its even possible that  this game could become a  Darkhorse gem for this quarter. again, just speculation on my part, but for a premature review check out what team XBOX has to say:

http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1703/UFC-2009-Undisputed/p1/




one more note for this week:
i watched a demo for the new Tiger Woods for the Wii, which will be one of the first games to incorporate the new "Wii Motion PLus". the new peripherial for the Wii will add increased sensitivity, dimension, and capabilities to the motion sensored controler. From what i saw not only does the new Tiger game look awesome, but the new Controller looks like it will be able to deliver a much more precise motion control for all Wii games.


-VA.05-09.
 
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 18, 2009, 09:29:48 PM
well my willpower snapped and i bought the Wolverine game today after playing the demo last night.

SNiktt!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 20, 2009, 09:40:12 PM
Wolverine is actually pretty decent, best movie game in the past year that I can think of. Just really short.

News:

-Currently 450 people working on Assassin's Creed 2.

-Fallout DLC coming to PS3, two more add-ons planned, GOTY Edition to be released in October for $60 with all packs.

-ZuneX is rumored to be a gaming cellphone.

-Kojima announcement page (http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/next/) has some interesting words in the source that include the words Metal Gear. Also, a new timer is shown and a "5" or "S" is shown after every lightning bolt. It could just be one character or it may spell out something in the coming days.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on May 22, 2009, 11:36:33 AM
BTW, Assassin's Creed on my ipod touch is awesome.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 23, 2009, 09:39:03 AM
Now the Kojima announcement page has a timer for E3. Also, a Japanese magazine article was leaked describes the new Metal Gear Solid to be on PS3 and PSP.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 23, 2009, 05:00:18 PM
BTW in r3efereance to the game releasees i mentioned earlier...
well, terminator salvation got Really bad reviews, and the ones i saw for bionic commando did as well. no surprise for the first, but slightly dissapointing for the later.
now for the big ones i'm waiting to hear about this week:
FEUL and INFAMOUS. both i am totally hoping deliver.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 23, 2009, 07:32:06 PM
BTW in r3efereance to the game releases i mentioned earlier...
well, terminator salvation got Really bad reviews, and the ones i saw for bionic commando did as well. no surprise for the first, but slightly disappointing for the later.
now for the big ones i'm waiting to hear about this week:
FEUL and INFAMOUS. both i am totally hoping deliver.

sorry double post, but i just checked gamespot and they already have scores up for some of next week's games.
along with G4, i find their reviews realistic and unbiased for the most part.
so, i'm THRilled to see they named INFAMOUS-due out this week- their EDITOR's Choice and gave it a 9 out of ten! this is a VEry high score for them that they dont hand out often. i wasnt totally sold on this game yet, being a PS3 exclusive and all, but now i'm positive i'll be grabbing it ASAP- most likely this will motivate me to finish up Wolverine and trade up.
not sure if anyone here besides me and Caravan has a PS3, but i'm thinkin this will be a Must buy if you are equiped with the right hardware. here's their review:
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/infamous/review.html
http://<embed id="mymovie" width="432" height="362" flashvars="playerMode=embedded&movieAspect=4.3&flavor=EmbeddedPlayerVersion&skin=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/cne_flash/production/media_player/proteus/one/skins/gamespot.png&paramsURI=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamespot.com%2Fpages%2Fvideo_player%2Fxml.php%3Fid%3D6209493%26mode%3Dembedded%26width%3D432%26height%3D362" wmode="transparent" allowscriptaccess="always" quality="high" name="mymovie" style="" src="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/cne_flash/production/media_player/proteus/one/proteus2.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"/>
the other Three of the "big" titles releasing this quarter that i've been keeping my eye seemed to have All jugled their RElease dates recently.

Moved up a few weeks  first we will get our hands on "DAMNATION"(--PC,PS3, 360) out this week.
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/damnation/index.html
the gist of this one is that it incorporates the "steam-Punk" Artistic Genre combined with a post  industrial storyline, and some great third person multi-directional platforming shooter-type play...OR something like that  :| . definitely worth checking out and keeping a tap on the reviews.

after that, pushed back a week--june 2- is the Highly anticipated 'open-world' racing game: FEUL (--360, PS3)
another game's development i've been tracking for the last year. this game is made by codemasters who put out both 'DIRT' and 'GRID' within the last year, and have received Kudos for their efforts to invigorate and very played out Genre. i'm almost sold on this one already as i'm dying to try out a completely different approach to racing, which this promises by taking away the pre-determined tracks and courses of racing games, replacing them with open world maps and the freedom to choose your own way to find the finish line the fastest.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/driving/fuel2009/index.html

finally, by far the coolest premise for a game coming out the first part of this year will be PROTOTYPE (PC, PS3, 360) --June 9. this action game is hard to describe so i highly recommend checking out the trailers... that is if you even like playing kick ass awesome games... if not, buy a Wii or somethin.
to quote gamespot's synopsis:
"An open-world game set in New York starring a shapeshifting man who can copy the appearance, skills, and powers of anyone he comes across."
baring some sort of epic fail, this game will freakin RULE>

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/prototype/index.html


WHeeww! now we're talkin. looks liek things are picking up for 09 and will only get better as the year moves forward.


 

PS., on a side note, can anyone simply explain to me how to embed videos in a post? does it have to be from YOUtube? or can we use anything thats on teh web?
if the explanation is too complicated i'll just get some help in the correct forum, thx--slim.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on May 24, 2009, 01:45:37 PM


PS., on a side note, can anyone simply explain to me how to embed videos in a post? does it have to be from YOUtube? or can we use anything thats on teh web?
if the explanation is too complicated i'll just get some help in the correct forum, thx--slim.


if it's something that is actually embeddable, I think all you have to do is paste the url of the video in your post.

for example from vimeo.com
http://www.vimeo.com/4615524
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 25, 2009, 12:33:14 PM
You tricked me into watch that.


Anyways, the third teaser for Modern Warfare 2 came out and it actually shows some significant points.

-Main antagonist appears to be some black dude, "shadow" of Zakhaev.

-Some locations are shown again like in the second teaser but this one shows that the snowmobiling is not on rails.

-New locations include sewers, rural streets (may be England), and an amazing ending shot of the player being pulled out of a huge castle.

-There are a brief point in the trailer where people (possible hostages) are being strapped with explosives.

11.10.09 can't come soon enough.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on May 25, 2009, 01:15:07 PM
honestly that trailer looked like crap.

<embed id="mymovie" width="432" height="362" flashvars="playerMode=embedded&movieAspect=4.3&flavor=EmbeddedPlayerVersion&skin=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/cne_flash/production/media_player/proteus/one/skins/gamespot.png&paramsURI=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamespot.com%2Fpages%2Fvideo_player%2Fxml.php%3Fid%3D6210188%26mode%3Dembedded%26width%3D432%26height%3D362" wmode="transparent" allowscriptaccess="always" quality="high" name="mymovie" style="" src="http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/cne_flash/production/media_player/proteus/one/proteus2.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"/>



BTW., this is what i get when i try and embed a video, what am i doing wrong?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 25, 2009, 03:21:53 PM
I guess GameSpot doesn't work.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxW7OGND7so&fmt=22[/youtube]
Title: Re: A.T.V.G.--E3 starts tomorrow!!
Post by: VA $l!m on May 31, 2009, 02:34:58 PM
in case you live in a cave, the 2009 E3 conference is under way starting tomorrow.
G4 Tv network will have 22 hours of live coverage over the next 4 days. the bulk of it is on monday and tuesday with COmplete live coverage of all the big press events and demos, as well as Steve Wiebie's on stage attempt at reclaiming his Donkey Kong world record.

fun funfun.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on May 31, 2009, 11:39:02 PM
Looks like E3 started before it started.

-New Mario title coming to Japan in 2009

-Wii Fit Plus announced

-Call of Duty to branch to other genres

-Star Craft beta and full game to be released in Q4

-Microsoft buys studio that plans to make a "new way to play games"

-Dragon Age to be released October 20th
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 01:02:22 AM
from all reprts of friends on PSN Infamous is A+ badass game. get it if you got a ps3, period.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 12:18:48 PM
E3 live coverage starts in an hour.
day off, i'm there.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 03:25:04 PM
OMFG!!!  :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

the microsoft Press conference just blew my freakin head apart...

i cant even type right now,

holy shit...


PROJECT NATAL PROJECT natal PRojectnatal
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 03:33:45 PM
ugh...

let's see where to start.

ser. i've completely forgotten about phish after watching that press conference.
HOly F-n Sh--!!


they show'd / announced so many games its not even worth going over...

-MGS franchis moving to XBOx.
-new HALO title AFTEr HALO:ODST
_splinter cell conviction looked dope
CODMW2 looked dope
-FF13...whatev.

TOny hawk's RIDE: with skateboard periperhal AWESOME!!!!!

:TWITTER and FACEBOOK on XBOXLIVE.
:LAST FM on XBOX live
:1080p instant movies.



then the big one, i cant even get into b/c i have to get back to watching:
MS reveals:
PROJECT NATAL (aka- skynet  :wink: )
--intereactive FUll body  motion capture and voice and facial recognition technology---- i'm at a loss of words it was so freakin unreal... more too come!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on June 01, 2009, 05:48:00 PM
Missed Microsoft one, and I quickly read what you said, tried to avoid it. I'm just going to pretend I didn't read it, yet. Watching EA's conference now. Saboteur is up.
Title: Re: E3 Blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 06:27:36 PM
Missed Microsoft one, and I quickly read what you said, tried to avoid it. I'm just going to pretend I didn't read it, yet. Watching EA's conference now. Saboteur is up.
just finished watching the EA press conf. w/ the world premier BADASS trailer for the new STAR WARS OLD REPUBLIC MMO.  :-o  i've been sayingfor the last half year that this game will most likely finally motivate me to buy a new PC and then proceed to take over my life.

i'm still in shock from teh MS press event though, it ser. ripped my head to shreds. if you are any sort of gamer, this is a must watch. at least FF to the end when the get into the NATAL stuff, it really could change, well... EVERYTHING...Virtual REality anyone? hello?!?!?!

the microsoft press conference should be up real soon here:

http://e3.g4tv.com/e32009/pressconference/microsoft/19/
Title: Re: E3 BLOG
Post by: VA $l!m on June 01, 2009, 06:31:30 PM
this looks sick as well,
leaked earlier today i guess,most likely to be covered tomorrow in sony's press event. the new PSP:

shit, lost the link i had...later.

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: birdman on June 01, 2009, 06:34:49 PM
from all reprts of friends on PSN Infamous is A+ badass game. get it if you got a ps3, period.
Picked it up today
Just waiting for the kids to head off to bed. :beers:
Title: Re: E3 BLOG
Post by: PhishPhan on June 01, 2009, 09:08:52 PM
this looks sick as well,
leaked earlier today i guess,most likely to be covered tomorrow in sony's press event. the new PSP:

shit, lost the link i had...later.

http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6210555/16gb-psp-go-revealed-early-new-psp-mgs-confirmed (http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6210555/16gb-psp-go-revealed-early-new-psp-mgs-confirmed)

E3 has really surprised me so far. Left 4 Dead 2 came out of nowhere. Full game downloads on the Arcade were pretty expected sometime in the coming year. Also a tie-in to the full game download announcement was the new Avatar clothes. Apparently you can win awards in games and win clothing items for your Avatar. I swear, if they charge money for clothes...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on June 01, 2009, 11:42:38 PM
I come to this thread for the Slim posts.  and he shines during E3
Title: Re: E3 Live Blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 02, 2009, 01:35:00 PM
ok, woke up a little late with teh coverage of nintendo's press conference this morning, but here are the big announcements:

1. super mario bros. co-op play. out chrietmas this year.
2. super mario galaxies out next year.
3. metroid:project M(?) new 3d metroid game made in colaboration w/ team ninja --not same developers as metroid prime, this will be a in depth MATURE metriod game.
&
4.they showed off teh Wii motion plus... i saw some game demos yesterday from ubisoft, they were pretty cool.
5. they hinted at new tech such as the Wii "vitality sensor" --LAME. nice try, but its no MS PRoject NATAL.



up next sony...
ha! i'm so convinced after yesterday that there should be a RIP in front of their name every time i see it now, but we'll see...
hopefully some real game play from MAG or something at least.
back in a few hours.
Title: Re: E3 Live BLog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 02, 2009, 05:06:22 PM
well...SONY.

wasnt as bad as i predicted.

started off sorta weak, then they finished up pretty strong.

the leak of the PSP Go announcement really killed some of their presentation, which almost half of was related to the new PSP and new PSP titles.

besides that they showed some demos of games that were coming out multiplatform, which i find stupid. though the ASssasins creed 2 demo was sweet.

they also announced that after FFXIII which is on both 360 and PS3, that FFXIV will also be out next year exclusively on PS3-- though apparently its a MMO or something...

then there was the GoD of War Demo which was dope, and all teh fanboys wept with joy.

oh yeah almost forgot, they also- ALA MS, put on a Tech demo... not as well thought out or revolutionary by any means, but still sorta cool... i guess. it involved a Wii-mote like periperhal with much more precise tracking via a PS3 eye camera- then replicated in game... whatev. they say next spring they'll have something out. we'll see about tthat.


Personally the only thing i really got into was teh M.A.G. demo. if you dont know, this is the 256 massive multiplayer online shooter developd by Zipper the former devs of the  original Socom franchise.
this game has MAD potential and honestly i'm starting to think Zipper will pull off the whole: "how will they get 256 people in a realtime FPS without massive LAG" problem that everyone's worried about. though to the masses i'm not sure if even with SONY's backing that it'll be the console saver that it could be.
    to fit in all the awesome strategy and massive multiplayer componets its gonna have to suffer on teh "Pretty" end of things a bit i think--graphically and speed wise(reported to run at 30fps). which could lessen its appeal to those outside the core genre. in other words its not gonna look like CODMW2, even if it will prob be hella more fun to play in the long run.


wheewwww.

thats it for the press events. BTW microsoft's press conf is being replayed as we speak so tune into G4 if you can to catch it.
now i just have tons of hands on demos and stuff to watch the rest of the week.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on June 02, 2009, 06:06:08 PM
Sweet points. Thanks.
Title: Re: live E3 blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 02, 2009, 07:35:58 PM
postin from my PS3... live demo of forza motorsprt 3 right now.. pretty sweet! waitin for the BIOWARE demos fro mass effect 2 and dragon age origins next!!!
Title: Re: live E3 blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 02, 2009, 07:46:45 PM
postin from my PS3... live demo of forza motorsprt 3 right now.. pretty sweet! waitin for the BIOWARE demos fro mass effect 2 and dragon age origins next!!!
Wiebi update: he has 2 men left and 500000[[ts, about half way through the gme... slightly underpace for the record.
Title: Re: live E3 blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 02, 2009, 11:42:30 PM
postin from my PS3... live demo of forza motorsprt 3 right now.. pretty sweet! waitin for the BIOWARE demos fro mass effect 2 and dragon age origins next!!!
Wiebi update: he has 2 men left and 500000[[ts, about half way through the gme... slightly underpace for the record.

last i saw he was near 800k not sure how it turned out...


though i DID see the demos for both new games from BIOWARE.
these guys are the shit.

MASS EFFECT 2---completely UNfreakin real.
&
Dragon AGE origins--ZOMG!

add to that the Star wARS old republic which they are doing as well...

wow, how the fucj can they do all that?

serious quality games.

buy stock now. ser.
Title: Re: E3 09 blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 03, 2009, 10:50:57 PM
well, i'm still trying to catch up on ALL the insane shit from this years Expo.

comparing this year's E3 to last year's E3 is like comparing a world series Yankees/red socks game to a pre-season minor league game, SER.


quick note on Steve wiebe's Donkey Kong world record run yesterday:
on his last run he finally "beat" the game and got the "KiLL SCreen", but fell short of Billy mitchell's record. he had a score in the high900000s, not enough to top the record of 1,050,000 or whatve it is.

ANd now that the press conferences are over i have a TON of straight GAME info, commentary, and reviews to share with ya'll.

hopefully when i get some serious free time i will be able to wrangle it all in and possibly add some good Youtubes and such.

the sheer amount of upcoming releases for the next year shown at the expo is Daunting. let alone the phenominal number of 'top shelf' games that will be coming out by the end of the year.

it seems like most of the onslaught of serious game is really gonna be stacked up for the holiday season this year, with most of the 'big' titles slated for OCt and NOV release.
Title: Re: E3 09 blog
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 04, 2009, 10:38:59 AM
well, i'm still trying to catch up on ALL the insane shit from this years Expo.

comparing this year's E3 to last year's E3 is like comparing a world series Yankees/red socks game to a pre-season minor league game, SER.


quick note on Steve wiebe's Donkey Kong world record run yesterday:
on his last run he finally "beat" the game and got the "KiLL SCreen", but fell short of Billy mitchell's record. he had a score in the high900000s, not enough to top the record of 1,050,000 or whatve it is.

ANd now that the press conferences are over i have a TON of straight GAME info, commentary, and reviews to share with ya'll.

hopefully when i get some serious free time i will be able to wrangle it all in and possibly add some good Youtubes and such.

the sheer amount of upcoming releases for the next year shown at the expo is Daunting. let alone the phenominal number of 'top shelf' games that will be coming out by the end of the year.

it seems like most of the onslaught of serious game is really gonna be stacked up for the holiday season this year, with most of the 'big' titles slated for OCt and NOV release.


your enthusiasum of this topic makes me smile everytime i open this thread to read it...

and makes me want to get home and buy more games for me Wii :P
Title: Re: E3 09 blog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 04, 2009, 10:50:24 AM
well, i'm still trying to catch up on ALL the insane shit from this years Expo.

comparing this year's E3 to last year's E3 is like comparing a world series Yankees/red socks game to a pre-season minor league game, SER.


quick note on Steve wiebe's Donkey Kong world record run yesterday:
on his last run he finally "beat" the game and got the "KiLL SCreen", but fell short of Billy mitchell's record. he had a score in the high900000s, not enough to top the record of 1,050,000 or whatve it is.

ANd now that the press conferences are over i have a TON of straight GAME info, commentary, and reviews to share with ya'll.

hopefully when i get some serious free time i will be able to wrangle it all in and possibly add some good Youtubes and such.

the sheer amount of upcoming releases for the next year shown at the expo is Daunting. let alone the phenominal number of 'top shelf' games that will be coming out by the end of the year.

it seems like most of the onslaught of serious game is really gonna be stacked up for the holiday season this year, with most of the 'big' titles slated for OCt and NOV release.


your enthusiasum of this topic makes me smile everytime i open this thread to read it...

and makes me want to get home and buy more games for me Wii :P

right on sister!

i actually even payed attention to the nintendo stuff from this E3.
every company came hard, and nintendo was no exception!

BIG things to look out for by the end of the year for the "serious" nintendo gamer.

1.the new SUper MArioBros. will be th efirst "traditionally" styled MArio title for the Wii. in other words its 2-d side scrolling classic action... and it looks super dope.
2. METROID! the new metroid, another beloved nintendo classic for sure, is going in the oposite direction by teaming up with a very mature third party developer. it will be a super intense dramatic 3-d action adaptation, with serious violence and drama. from the demo i saw this could be the coolest Wii game to date.
3.Red Steel 2: this game will be bundled with the new Wii motion plus due out this holiday season. the new adaptor for the WIimote will allow much more precise controls and this game will demonstrate the new capabilties fully with its intense KAtana action!
4.THE conduit: if you havent heard about it, this is the First BIG FirstPErsonShooter developed exclusively for the WIi. as well as the single person campaign, this game will feature a very indepth online multiplayer setup, also adding new features that have never been seen before to the online wii network.
5. and super mariobros galaxies in '10
Title: Re: E3 09 blog
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 04, 2009, 10:55:16 AM
3.Red Steel 2: this game will be bundled with the new Wii motion plus due out this holiday season. the new adaptor for the WIimote will allow much more precise controls and this game will demonstrate the new capabilties fully with its intense KAtana action!

i could get behind this one.

thanks for the news, slim. :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on June 04, 2009, 11:09:22 AM
yeah, that mario bros. does look like some good ole fun...and another galaxies.  i don't know if i will ever understand why i like mario so much, but i think it has do with smoking dope and playing mario 3 stoned out of my gourd for hours on end!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on June 04, 2009, 11:12:05 AM
yeah, that mario bros. does look like some good ole fun...and another galaxies.  i don't know if i will ever understand why i like mario so much, but i think it has do with smoking dope and playing mario 3 stoned out of my gourd for hours on end!

or this reason...

(http://www.tshirtinsight.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/538__x_magic-mushrooms-super-mario-threadless-t-shirt.jpg)
Title: Re: E3BLog
Post by: VA $l!m on June 04, 2009, 07:07:18 PM
oh... i think i briefly mentioned it earlier in the coverage, but out of clusterF- of AWEsome trailers for upcoming titles, by FAR the BEST hand down--the one that collectively slammed the 1000s of geeks in attendance's jaws to the floor was from the collaborative minds at BIOWARE and Lucas ARTS for:
the new STAR WArs MMO the old rebublic.

since i cant enbed video currently, you MUST!- i BEg of you follow this link and check this sh-- out!!  :-o :-o
FREEAKINA FREAKINAWESOMENessexponentialz!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-star-wars/49936
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 07, 2009, 04:56:33 PM
can anyone help me with finding  the best way to hook up my PS3/ 360 to my modem wirelessly.

i have never learned how to set up a wireless network b4, but i'm hoipng to buy a router or somethin to make it happen...

with the PS3 the wirelss is built in, and i guess i'm not too worried about havin it for my 360 at this point.

I dont even really WANT to go wireless, but i am jsut sick of running a 50ft ethrenet cable up the stairs from the basement evey time i want to go online. also, besides the wireless i really need a router or anothe rmodem or some solution so i dont have to unplug my Fams PC out of th MODEM to get online with my PS3...currently i have to unhook the PCS connectino tothe modema and then hook the ethernet from my PS# dirrectly into the modem.

Even thought th esolution might not be the best for gaming, i would even like to have a solution available jut have for browsing the web with my PS3 or connecting to other services that dont neccesarily rewuire top transfer speeds.



if anyone can suggest some solutions, LMK.


i also once considered buying a second modem. and then having it branch off of the cable i run to my TV... not sur eif that workds/splits the bandwidth or what... i aske the cable company one time and they didnt wnat to do it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 07, 2009, 05:54:21 PM
well i believe the ps3 has built in wireless, but the xbox does not, so you'd have to pay for their thing or string an ethernet cable to it.

after that its pretty easy
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 07, 2009, 06:36:46 PM
well i believe the ps3 has built in wireless, but the xbox does not, so you'd have to pay for their thing or string an ethernet cable to it.

after that its pretty easy

yeah thats the deal, and i'm fine with just gettin the PS3 hooked up-- or "un-wired up" as it were.
anyway, i have these gift certificated to best buy so i was looking at routers or whtever today once i found out they were still sold out of INFAMOUS!! :evil: :frustrated:

i'll be honest though, i am very confused about how th ewhole wireless network thing works... i have NEVER set up a single wireless network of any kind. and i havent even ever used a router with a computer.
basically all i've ever done is unplug this PC from the modem and plugged in an ethernet that runs to my VId game console.


i guess i'lll have to post another "i'm a n00b and i need help setting up a network" thread in the tech forum.

i dont even know what equipment i need to buy and if it will work with the PC i have or if a signal will reach to my basement or how any of this type of thing works.
all i know is that everyone in my house is sick of tripping over my ethernet/ or umbilical cord as they call it when i am online playing SOCOM for 10 hours at a time!  :lol:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 07, 2009, 07:02:44 PM
you could probably save yourself the $$ and use internet sharing via your computer.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 07, 2009, 07:15:55 PM
you could probably save yourself the $$ and use internet sharing via your computer.

Ok i'll bite. WTF is that?

i'm tellin ya bro, i really am LOST when it comes to anything that doesnt plug into n ethernet or USB port.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on June 07, 2009, 08:01:12 PM
if your PC has a wireless card, you could use it as a sort of router to share the internet connection with the ps3
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 07, 2009, 09:10:34 PM
if your PC has a wireless card, you could use it as a sort of router to share the internet connection with the ps3

it most def doesnot have a wireless card.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 10, 2009, 12:25:05 AM
got infamous today... wish i had time to play it. :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: birdman on June 10, 2009, 06:10:36 AM
got infamous today... wish i had time to play it. :|
I've been getting an hour or so in a day with this game. Loving it so far.
Thanks for the recommendation, Slim. I wouldn't have heard of this game if not for your posts here!
+K
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 10, 2009, 06:48:57 PM
got infamous today... wish i had time to play it. :|
I've been getting an hour or so in a day with this game. Loving it so far.
Thanks for the recommendation, Slim. I wouldn't have heard of this game if not for your posts here!
+K

coool man! glad i can help!
i just started gettin into it today and i gotta say that the game is Excellent!

& i have another reccomendation for those of you that dont own a PS3 but might be interested in a game similar to infamous. available mulitplatform today is PROTOTYPE. it also is a somewhat 'open-world' super mutated hero type of game. a little more on the violent side, you play a infected shapeshifter that absorbs power from your enemies, etc. its getting very good reviews and xplay gives it the thumbs up- 4 out of 5.

here's some additional info if you're intersted:
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/prototype/index.html

the rest of the serious heavy hitters for the summer wont really start rollin in until august. though i must say that one more title is interested me a bit- fight night round 4. the boxing sim from EA has always been a winner, and i was really amazed by the demos of this installment that i saw at E3. check it out if thats your cup of tea.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/sports/fightnightround4/index.html?tag=result;title;0


i guess this is a good time to also mention another tidbit i picked up from E3, that EA will be developing a MMA franchise. the UFC undisputed game that came out last month proves that there is a HUGE market for this genre, and i'm thinking EA will do their best to become the definitive source for yet another piece of the sports video game pie.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Undermind on June 10, 2009, 07:57:28 PM
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174726

Guitar Hero World Tour DLC for June Announced
Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Phish both offer three-packs of tracks for Guitar Hero World Tour this month.

By Dustin Quillen, 06/10/2009

 IGN scored the scoop on the rest of Guitar Hero World Tour's DLC for the month of June. Concrete pricing details weren't revealed, but expect the following pair of three-packs to fall in line with the usual $5.49 (440 Microsoft points) per bundle, with individual tracks expected to go for $1.99 (160 Microsoft points, 200 Wii Points).
Ben Harper Track Pack -- June 18
"Number with No Name" by Ben Harper and Relentless7
"Shimmer & Shine" by Ben Harper and Relentless7
"Fly One Time" by Ben Harper and Relentless7
Phish Live Track Pack -- June 25
"Sample in a Jar" by Phish
"Down with Disease" by Phish
"Chalk Dust Torture" by Phish
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on June 11, 2009, 11:13:48 AM
Natal demo on Jimmy Fallon last night

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2009/06/kudo-tsunado-demos-project-natal/
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on June 26, 2009, 03:15:18 PM
slim recommends EAs FIGHT NIGHT rnd. 4 .

played the demo, its very cool. i'm not a Huge boxing fan either, but this game is perfection.
Xplay gave it 5 out of 5 as well.
i might have to trade a few things in to get it.
Not much else out in teh next few months...

...Unless yo uown a Wii. the COnduit
should be out this week i think. its getting a lot of hype. havent seen the reviews yet, butit sthe first REAL FPS developed soley for the Wii. they actually even addeda bunch of online multiplayer features that havent been available for  wii games in the past, such as a voicechat feature.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on July 02, 2009, 05:58:07 PM
...Unless yo uown a Wii. the COnduit
should be out this week i think. its getting a lot of hype. havent seen the reviews yet, butit sthe first REAL FPS developed soley for the Wii. they actually even added a bunch of online multi-player features that havent been available for  wii games in the past, such as a voice chat feature.

saw this commercial today....

might have to get this one....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 02, 2009, 06:47:28 PM
...Unless yo uown a Wii. the COnduit
should be out this week i think. its getting a lot of hype. havent seen the reviews yet, butit sthe first REAL FPS developed soley for the Wii. they actually even added a bunch of online multi-player features that havent been available for  wii games in the past, such as a voice chat feature.

saw this commercial today....

might have to get this one....

just actually watched a review for it...... eh, well apparently the single player is sorta meh, but the multiplayer saves it. so unless you plan on spending more time playing FPS' than actually working- like i do, then i'd recommend it as a rental.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on July 05, 2009, 01:09:22 PM
have you d00ds seen this site?  http://www.virtualnes.com/index.html

looks like they have just about every NES game ever made.  no need to d/l anything, just play.


this was the hardest freaking game ever
http://www.virtualnes.com/play/?id=NES-GG&s=6

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on July 11, 2009, 09:57:03 PM
just had a great idea!
 
i'm gonna grab Fight Night Round 4 so i can bring my 360 (or PS3) to Red Rocks, and rage some classic Tyson/ ALi Bouts late nite after the shows!!

 :rawk:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: shoreline99 on July 13, 2009, 12:03:38 PM
Stoked for Wolfenstein to come out. I pwned this game for years, from the original wolfenstein 3-d through spear of destiny and beyond. This was the precursor to Doom and Quake. I'm interested to see what this one is like.

In other news, i picked up a used PS/2 and a crap load of games on ebay for the kids to keep occupied with over the summer. Scored a PS/2, 2 controllers, 1 wireless controller, 2 guitars, an RF adapter and 40+ games for a song. Took back some of the non-kid-friendly titles to Gamestop but kept all 4 MOH games for myself. ;) Loads of games, must be 8 Tony Hawk titles, GH I, II & III, a dozen EA Sports games, Sonic titles, etc. Lots of B-ball.

Played about 3 hours of Simpson's hit and run the other night. Great GTA knockoff :).
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on July 30, 2009, 01:46:36 PM
This thread needs a revival. What better to do that than with fake titties.

http://playstation.joystiq.com/2009/07/30/bizarre-ninja-gaiden-sigma-2-marketing-features-wall-molestation/
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 08, 2009, 05:50:39 PM
sux, a bunch of key titles are being Pushed back from this fall to early 2010 release dates.
some notables: splinter Cell conviction, MAG, Bioshock2......

apparently scared off by the Serious Log jam of heavy hitters due out for the holiday season.

overall this is a good thing though. i just looked at the list of top tier titles out this fall, and there are probably 10 personal must buys coming out between mid sept and mid nov.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 09, 2009, 06:33:01 PM
checked out the new DEMO for the upcoming: "BATMAN- ARkum ASYLUM" that is due out teh 25th of this month.
pleasantly surprised, this game is SUh-wheeet!!
def. check out the demo on PSN/XBL if you get the chance.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on August 10, 2009, 11:27:20 PM
I've had that demo for Arkham Asylum for a while.  I can't wait till that drops.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on August 14, 2009, 12:42:01 AM
Sports Illustrated Sub, Madden 2010 (any system) and a Madden Superbowl DVD all for $49
sitvoffer.com
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: thechad on August 14, 2009, 12:52:40 AM
Sports Illustrated Sub, Madden 2010 (any system) and a Madden Superbowl DVD all for $49
sitvoffer.com

Just got my issue and saw that, not a bad deal really.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on August 14, 2009, 12:53:47 AM
I just ordered it.  Now I will have something new to read and a copy of Madden for like 20 bucks
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 14, 2009, 06:55:39 PM
thinking of grabbing this game next week when it comes out on XBL.
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/shadowcomplex/index.html
SHAdow complex is a side scrolling shooter developed by Epic studios the guys that do gears of war.
i saw a bunch of it @ E3 and personally i think it looks sick.

after that, unless i grab the new Batman game, its really nothing else until the middle of sept., when WET and MArvel Ultimate ALliance 2  comes out.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on August 21, 2009, 05:06:22 PM
Shadow Complex is the tits. Just like Super Metroid, which was also the tits.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on August 21, 2009, 07:18:25 PM
WOW holy shit a RE4 game for iphone and itouch.  and it doesn't suck.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on August 21, 2009, 09:21:23 PM
Shadow Complex is the tits. Just like Super Metroid, which was also the tits.

yeah, i bought it tonite. ultra DOPE. cant beat a game this sick for $15.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on August 21, 2009, 09:45:05 PM
Shadow Complex is the tits. Just like Super Metroid, which was also the tits.

yeah, i bought it tonite. ultra DOPE. cant beat a game this sick for $15.

I might even buy this game if it was $30 retail. All the Xbox Summer Of Arcade games this year have been the tits. Except for TiT (Turtles in Time).
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on August 21, 2009, 09:48:42 PM
I loved T.i.T!  pretty freaking easy I'll admit
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on August 21, 2009, 09:51:10 PM
Anyone play the new Ninja Turtles arcade release?  How about that acrobatic scarecrow thing game?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on August 21, 2009, 09:55:14 PM
I couldn't tell you the last time I was in a proper arcade.  Slim we need to hit up a Super Saturday at Putt-Putt one of these days!   8-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on August 21, 2009, 09:56:35 PM
I haven't been in an actual arcade in ages too.  I'm talking about the xbox arcade


Maybe I should go to Kennywood soon
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on August 21, 2009, 09:57:16 PM
Am I the only one who loves the irony that the only game that is not the "Tits" features the acronym "T.I.T."? 

Also---there are still Putt Putts and they still have Super Saturday?

Twenty bucks for all you can play video games?  Sweet action!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: blatboom on August 21, 2009, 10:06:44 PM
I haven't been in an actual arcade in ages too.  I'm talking about the xbox arcade

ah.  shows what I know..


Am I the only one who loves the irony that the only game that is not the "Tits" features the acronym "T.I.T."? 

Also---there are still Putt Putts and they still have Super Saturday?

Twenty bucks for all you can play video games?  Sweet action!

I totally noticed.  and don't forget the free hot dog and drink!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on August 21, 2009, 10:08:39 PM
Sadly, we lost our two Putt-Putt's long ago.  Speaking of putt-putt, did anyone happen to watch the pro putt-putt golfers on tv on sundays like 10-20 years ago? 

I actually watched a match once or twice.

Sweet blahg.  I know.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on August 22, 2009, 07:33:57 AM
WOW holy shit a RE4 game for iphone and itouch.  and it doesn't suck.
Orly?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on August 23, 2009, 08:14:49 PM
WOW holy shit a RE4 game for iphone and itouch.  and it doesn't suck.
Orly?

I think I've played that one. There hasn't been many games that had interested me a lot on the iPhone/Touch. Wolfenstein RPG is the only really good gaming application that I can think of.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on August 23, 2009, 08:33:58 PM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on August 27, 2009, 05:34:09 PM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.

I got it for 4.99.

Probably my third favorite. I hear it's the same game as the DS version, which must be pretty good.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: tet on August 27, 2009, 08:03:53 PM
i've got the DS version and LOVE it...  sorta wished i had the Xbox one too, but will grab that when it's in a bargain bin.  might just have to grab this iPhone version though, i'll certainly play it a lot - and $4.99 is a steal!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on August 27, 2009, 11:35:52 PM
Slim, did you get Arkham Asylum yet?  Anyone else?  How is it?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on August 28, 2009, 12:43:41 AM
Slim, did you get Arkham Asylum yet?  Anyone else?  How is it?

yeah, looking to see if this lives up to the hype....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on August 28, 2009, 01:12:00 AM
Slim, did you get Arkham Asylum yet?  Anyone else?  How is it?

yeah, looking to see if this lives up to the hype....

Exactly.  I wish they had this at the Redbox.  I might have to go Blockbuster style on it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on August 28, 2009, 01:06:43 PM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.

I got it for 4.99.

Probably my third favorite. I hear it's the same game as the DS version, which must be pretty good.

Save often.
I have found that it likes to cut out rather randomly every once in a while.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on August 28, 2009, 09:11:09 PM
Hey just looking for any xboxlive members who play RE5. Im trying to slaughter these mercenary missions. Any takers?  my tag is SMAFA on xboxlive.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on August 29, 2009, 02:04:06 AM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.

I'm gonna grab that for my wife's phone....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on September 03, 2009, 09:08:20 PM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.

I got it for 4.99.

Probably my third favorite. I hear it's the same game as the DS version, which must be pretty good.

Save often.
I have found that it likes to cut out rather randomly every once in a while.

Your playing on an iPhone, correct?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on September 11, 2009, 08:06:01 AM
Civilization for Ipod/Iphone is pretty good.

I got it for 4.99.

Probably my third favorite. I hear it's the same game as the DS version, which must be pretty good.

Save often.
I have found that it likes to cut out rather randomly every once in a while.

Your playing on an iPhone, correct?

iPod Touch, actually.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 15, 2009, 10:41:51 AM
it must be gaming season because i'm absolutely broke and cant buy anything!
first big games out today:
http://www.gamespot.com/newthisweek.html?type=new_this_week&mode=top&tag=subnav;new_releases
-WET. looks sorta dope...
-MArvel Ultimate alliance 2-- gonna kick ass
-Need 4 Speed:shift-- a revamp for the series back to its sim roots. actually looks good, but with 2 or 3 more racing heavy hitters coming down the pike this year--ie. Forza,  i dont think it'll be the One to get.


then next week HALO ODST rolls out...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 15, 2009, 12:27:31 PM
My PS3 passed on to greener circuit boards yesterday
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on September 15, 2009, 02:54:20 PM
My PS3 passed on to greener circuit boards yesterday

well that sucks.

I am really enjoying this new madden...graphically, the best ever...gameplay, SOLID.  Thanks again, Madden, you rich sonofabitch.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on September 15, 2009, 02:55:53 PM
At least I still have my 360.  But you know, this is the second time I have had to get a new PS3

For how much these things cost, you would think they would be able to stay in working order for longer than a year


And listen to this.  If you don't still have the receipt for your playstation... sony will repair it, but you will have to pay $150 out of pocket for the repairs.  Even if your system is still under warranty.  Which is BS because I know they don't need proof of purchase to know whether the warranty is still good.  They can just look up the serial number on the machine
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on September 15, 2009, 02:59:13 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on September 15, 2009, 09:19:53 PM
picked up Tiger Woods 08 for $9.99 today, and MLB The Show 08 for $14.99.....used, but who cares...I don't have 60 bones for the '10 versions and I figure these will be almost as fun...Almost bought Rachet and Clank, I played it at Game Stop,that shit was fun!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 16, 2009, 04:45:45 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.
actually i saw some reports recently that put the stats of 360s failing has drastically dropped. most of the newer gen ones are pretty solid these days.

also, i played the demo for WET today. from what i played it is a pretty dope game.

i also noticed that gamespot picked arkum asylum as their editors choice and gave it a 9 out of 10!

persoanlly i'd love to pick up marvel ultimate alliance 2, but due to finances the next game i'm gettin will be Dragon age Origins by BIOware in October. cant wait for that one.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on September 16, 2009, 05:21:32 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.

agreed, i still have my first gen from the beginning and still going strong.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Superfreakie on September 17, 2009, 12:46:40 AM
For my video game friends. (I stopped playing when I discovered pron and pot  :wink:)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t134/Gibblet007/32.jpg)

Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 17, 2009, 10:29:31 AM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.

agreed, i still have my first gen from the beginning and still going strong.

that has a lot to do with the fact that it is basically running last gen specs. the size of the ps3 processor especially is cranking out major heat. the original 360 which would fall somewhere in between, was just a piece of MS crap, but as i said has a much improved track record.
personally the only problem i had was the RRoD for my 360 which was fixed for free, and no other problems since. so far so good on my PS# thats one year old. though i do have one of the second gen PS3s with the smaller processors. runs like buttah(-knock on wood)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on September 17, 2009, 12:01:16 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.

indeed.
the talk about it in the new Game Informer mag that i picked up a few nights ago to read up on Beatles rockband.... the Madden pictures looked unreal and the read up on the new Metal Gear for the PSP made it sound pretty awesome.

i think it was like 6% of ALL Wii's have had disruptions as opposed to 54% for XBOX and 10% PS3...

and yes, i love my Wii. :)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on September 17, 2009, 12:57:16 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.

agreed, i still have my first gen from the beginning and still going strong.

that has a lot to do with the fact that it is basically running last gen specs. the size of the ps3 processor especially is cranking out major heat. the original 360 which would fall somewhere in between, was just a piece of MS crap, but as i said has a much improved track record.
personally the only problem i had was the RRoD for my 360 which was fixed for free, and no other problems since. so far so good on my PS# thats one year old. though i do have one of the second gen PS3s with the smaller processors. runs like buttah(-knock on wood)

ya thats true.  my elite already got one red ring.  but they were pretty speedy with the repair and send back.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on September 18, 2009, 09:52:14 PM
yeah i had a buddy that happened to...he now has a 360, which also has a short life expectancy.  i think the wii is the only new system with a good track record on the hardware side of things.

indeed.
the talk about it in the new Game Informer mag that i picked up a few nights ago to read up on Beatles rockband.... the Madden pictures looked unreal and the read up on the new Metal Gear for the PSP made it sound pretty awesome.

i think it was like 6% of ALL Wii's have had disruptions as opposed to 54% for XBOX and 10% PS3...

and yes, i love my Wii. :)

Well, half the people that took that survey were probably 15, and it was 55% have had a malfunction or know someone that did. Not too accurate of a survey but I believe another organization ran another and it was a lot lower than 55%, but still rather high.

Unrelated: two ads signify a $50 Wii price drop. Just when you thought Sony and/or Microsoft could catch up...

I also had someone pick up Scribblenauts for $15 when it came out on Tuesday. Fun game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on September 24, 2009, 08:57:47 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/tgs-09-battlefield-bad/56418

OH BOY!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: antelope19 on September 24, 2009, 09:03:32 PM
I'm 1 game away from winning 2 consecutive world series with the O's!   :roll:  Then it's on to Madden 10.  Can't wait!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 25, 2009, 07:40:48 PM
hi there kids. havent been around the paug much recently, due in part to the fact i've been living on my PS3, so i figured i'd spend a minute to post from said ps3.
anyway, here's a few notes:
1. the $50 price drop in the Wii is kangfirmed...whoopie.
2. need for speed shift got a 5 out of 5 from xplay and is supposedly dope.
3. marvel alliance 2 didnt fair as good in reviews and is basically a rehash of the original----pass.
4.ODST is ODST. have fun you HALO freaks.
5.new COD MW2 footage i caught a glimpse of and need to search out for all of it is DOPE.
&
6. most importantly-- I'm in the MAG Beta!!!! w00t!!! & its FUCKING AWESOME!! cn you say 256 people in a online FPS frag fest!!! unreal!! this game is the freakin future.

--tons of big games coming out in the next 2 months. hopefully i'll be able to grab more than a few by the end of th eyear. DRagon AGe origins is top of my must have list.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on September 30, 2009, 06:53:50 PM
well, i just saw adam sesler give the most enthusiastic review i've ever seen him give.
not only did he give UNCHARTED 2- Amongst Thieves a 5 out of 5, but he is going on record saying it was the best single player campaign he has EVER played in a video game.


guess i'm not going to be able to pass on yet another title coming out this fall. time to trade in some games.


other big titles out this month:

Brutal Legend
Borderlands
Tekken 6
Forza motorsport 3
Dragon Age Origins


Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 01, 2009, 05:10:40 PM
just got an email informing me that XBL is offering fable 2 in DL form broken down into 5 parts, and the first instalment is FREE. bonus. i've been wanting to pick up that game for the last year.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 06, 2009, 05:32:40 PM
played both the forza 3 and NFS shift demos. good, but i think i'll wait for Gran turismo 5 which just got a US release date in march.


also, if you have a PS3 and like RPGs, there's a helluva sleeper HIT out this week:
Demon Souls is getting perfect reviews across the board and features some very groundbreaking online features along with being visually stunning and having a very rewarding difficulty.

Title: NHL '10
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 08, 2009, 11:56:59 PM
picked this one up yesterday.  It's fun

but wtf.  I was playing for the Ottawa Senators and after 3 games they are sending me to the Binghamton Senators :| :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on October 12, 2009, 03:55:57 PM
Made an impulse buy today
I got a warning last night that my phish HD was running out of space.  So, I went to best buy to grab another today.  As I was walking through the door I saw a display for the new PSPgo and I bought that instead :-D
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 18, 2009, 06:55:45 PM
     I finally broke down friday and traded some games in so could get a new one.
luckily i got $60 total credit  for just 2 games! got rid of Infamous and Wolverine, but picked up DEMON SOULS! :evil:
apparently i was lucky to find a copy too since this underground hit's demand is far surpassing the current supply.
totally stoked for this time sink and to take a break from the always 'pleasant'  :roll: world of online shooters. ha!

    I still need to get a hold of Uncharted 2 , though it might end up being on my christmas list since i'm most likely only playing the single player campaign, and therefore can wait to start playing.

now that i have demon souls to satisfy the fantasy RPGer in me i'm not sure if i'll be getting Dragon Age Origins upon release either, but unless it somehow Fails,  its still at the top of my list for next month, along with CODMW2 which is becoming practically impossible to resit with all of the hype.



NOW...
  after scoring DEMON Souls this week, along with playing the MAG beta for the last month, i started thinking that purchasing a PS3 last year wasnt a bad idea after all.
    As poor as i've been i've also really come to appreciate the free online network as well.
    With the holiday game season kicking off this month it seems that the PS3 as a console has finally started to flourish. For the first time this generation Sony's exclusive releases hold the upper hand over Microsoft's.

    This month alone features the  PS3 only release of UNcharted 2 and Demon SOuls last week...both which received 2 of the highest review averages  of the year so far...  and continues next week with the highly acclaimed Ratchet and CLank series.

   Then  in January, Zipper Interactive will release their  groundbreaking shooter M.A.G.. This online only game boasts 256 multiplayer games, and breaks the mold of the tired genre by incorporating some tactical elements akin to strategy games, and a leadership structure that promotes order and teamwork. In M.A.G. , or 'Massive Action Game', it  will take a variety of  players including your traditional snipers and gunners, but also medics, engineers, and officers to expand the roles players take in winning a 'war' to more than just  'headshots'.

not to be stopped, SOny will finally see two of its most revered franchises finally make their next gen debut in what is assured to be nothing less than a guaranteed win with b GRAN TURISMO 5 and GOD Of WAR 3 both to be unleashed in MARCH.

top that off with a $100 price drop on the new sheik PS3 slim, and the free online network and wireless adaptivity they've always had and Microsoft hasn't, and i think its a good year to go Japanese!

...unless you are thinking what i believe Microsoft is thinking, that with their new Project Natal technology that the entire Video game Scene is about to shift gears and move in a completely new direction.




--slim;10.09.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 18, 2009, 07:04:04 PM
still trying to decide between fifa10 or pes2010 for this season.  i've been playing both demos for a month now, and i think i like fifa better this year...

but, there were issues with the pes demo, so i'm hard pressed to really know what its going to truly play like.

we'll see, doesn't hurt fifa that it comes out 3 weeks earlier than pes.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 18, 2009, 09:09:40 PM
i had similar problems deciding which NBA game to get this year like i always do, but i'm passing on both for now. besides the fact that neither fit in my gaming budget right now, both nba live '10 and nba2k10 still have yet to impress or satisfy me with their next gen releases. sorta wierd that the best nba games of all time are still from 10 years ago.

WHat i really need is a Download/ program that would somehow completely update my rosters for my copy of MAdden '09. to my knowledge EA purposefully stops offering roster updates for the previous year's game after the season ends. i wonder if there might be a website that could at least help you adjust them manually... though that be  aLOT of work.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on October 22, 2009, 08:25:00 PM
still trying to decide between fifa10 or pes2010 for this season.  i've been playing both demos for a month now, and i think i like fifa better this year...

but, there were issues with the pes demo, so i'm hard pressed to really know what its going to truly play like.

we'll see, doesn't hurt fifa that it comes out 3 weeks earlier than pes.
FIFA is the shit for 2010 nuff said
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on October 22, 2009, 08:37:50 PM
still trying to decide between fifa10 or pes2010 for this season.  i've been playing both demos for a month now, and i think i like fifa better this year...

but, there were issues with the pes demo, so i'm hard pressed to really know what its going to truly play like.

we'll see, doesn't hurt fifa that it comes out 3 weeks earlier than pes.
FIFA is the shit for 2010 nuff said

yes, you're right, fifa has been shit for years now... nuff said
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on October 26, 2009, 09:37:36 AM
If you guys and girls liked Fallout 3, Borderlands blows it out of the water...i wasn't sold on the still pics of the cartoon-style graphics, but it runs extremely smooth and multiplayer is pretty sweet.  Moves up into top 5 360 titles for me.  The coolest part is the randomly generated loot.  there are some extra rare guns and shields that i found last night worth 20000 dollars in the game, where every other ones i've found are worth 2-3K...can't wait to see what kinda add-ons and such will become available.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: PhishPhan on October 27, 2009, 09:11:52 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6238162.html

I've been pumping my fist in the air ever since I've read this.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on October 29, 2009, 06:21:27 PM
still trying to decide between fifa10 or pes2010 for this season.  i've been playing both demos for a month now, and i think i like fifa better this year...

but, there were issues with the pes demo, so i'm hard pressed to really know what its going to truly play like.

we'll see, doesn't hurt fifa that it comes out 3 weeks earlier than pes.
FIFA is the shit for 2010 nuff said

yes, you're right, fifa has been shit for years now... nuff said

from the reviews i've seen FIFA is supposed to have really turned it around this year and finally perfected their game.


on another note, its become impossible to avoid the CODMW2 hype, and i'm pretty much sold. finding out the other day that they will have a Third Person POV option really peaked my interest, and will be a deal breaker for many of my friends from SOCOM that dont dig on the FPS thing because of the FPPOV.

also, i'm still grinding away at the first part of DEMON SOULS... ok, this is the most difficult game ever made... anyway, i guess finances will keep me from getting Drakes Uncharted for now, but hopefully i'll still be able to grab DRagon AGe origins... though i'm not sure if i'll have time for 2 RPGs in the near future.

...and most importantly the MAG beta is still kicking major ass. the 256 multiplayer FPS is a reality. you WILL be hearing about this game in a major way come January. so awesome.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on November 06, 2009, 06:20:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/x75aR7JdXSs&hl=en&fs=1&
wow getting really excited for this game "Borderlands"  the cell animation is amazing
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 06, 2009, 06:40:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/x75aR7JdXSs&hl=en&fs=1&
wow getting really excited for this game "Borderlands"  the cell animation is amazing

well, you can stop waiting. its already out.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on November 06, 2009, 06:44:34 PM
ya i gotta wait till i get paid though
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 08, 2009, 08:05:41 PM
ya i gotta wait till i get paid though

tell me about it. :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 09, 2009, 10:05:56 AM
13 hours to MW2.
i wasnt gonna go to the midnight release, but my back is hurtingn so bad todya that if i cant sleep i might just drive up there.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Bobafett on November 09, 2009, 08:27:31 PM
If you guys and girls liked Fallout 3, Borderlands blows it out of the water...i wasn't sold on the still pics of the cartoon-style graphics, but it runs extremely smooth and multiplayer is pretty sweet.  Moves up into top 5 360 titles for me.  The coolest part is the randomly generated loot.  there are some extra rare guns and shields that i found last night worth 20000 dollars in the game, where every other ones i've found are worth 2-3K...can't wait to see what kinda add-ons and such will become available.

freal...get it.  online is the bomb.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on November 09, 2009, 08:45:35 PM
13 hours to MW2.
i wasnt gonna go to the midnight release, but my back is hurtingn so bad todya that if i cant sleep i might just drive up there.
best reason ive ever heard, sorry bout the hurt back though :wink:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on November 11, 2009, 07:41:20 AM
13 hours to MW2.
i wasnt gonna go to the midnight release, but my back is hurtingn so bad todya that if i cant sleep i might just drive up there.

I'm totally going to grab the wii version of this.

I know, I know, it's not the same as the xbox and ps2 versions but COD:W@W was pretty great for wii so I expect this to be worth the $$.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 11, 2009, 05:46:02 PM
still recovering from cracking out yesterday on CODMW2. i got up at 9 am and drove to the game store. came home popped it in and played the single player campaign straight thru. finished it in about 6 hours. then i got online and played multiplayer until 2 in the morning. so a good 16 hours of Modern Warfare for me yesterday. yes, all i dreamed of was killing people all night. guess i might be lucky that the PSN servers are already down for maintenance... though the spec Ops missions are pretty cool too.

Overall i actually didnt think the campaign was quite as good as the first one, but still pretty sick. apparently the consensus is that they 'dumbed' it down a bit also, so those really impossible stages from the first one are gone.
  Multiplayer on the other hand went through a HUge overhaul, and is D O P E. serious insane upgrade. not only is the complete feel perfected, but the maps are bigger and really packed full of awesomeness. Also,  you cant avoid the crazy fun of the new  upgrades, perks, and customizable kill streaks.
 Then to top it all off they added on a optional single player or CO-op mode "spec OPs" missions which actually are really fun to do when your done with the campaign or just want to tear it up with one friend.

...damn i hope they get that server up soon. :crazy:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Alumni on November 11, 2009, 05:53:30 PM
13 hours to MW2.
i wasnt gonna go to the midnight release, but my back is hurtingn so bad todya that if i cant sleep i might just drive up there.

I'm totally going to grab the wii version of this.

I know, I know, it's not the same as the xbox and ps2 versions but COD:W@W was pretty great for wii so I expect this to be worth the $$.

The Wii release is the first Modern Warfare, no?

I don't game that often, but I had fun with the Nintendo version of W@W. I might get COD4 for Nintendo or MW2 for PC...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 15, 2009, 06:41:27 PM
rocked the COD multiplayer rest of the week thru fri nite. hard core. love it.
took a break last nite, but then i got DRaGON AGE Origins today. can't wait to pop it in.  :banana:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on November 15, 2009, 11:30:59 PM
MW2 is the shiznit, they ask this question before you start about this one mission that some people might find offensive,you can skip it if ya one.  i did one that kinda pushed the line a bit close to the beginning. awesome game so far though
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on November 16, 2009, 09:22:12 AM
MW2 is the shiznit, they ask this question before you start about this one mission that some people might find offensive,you can skip it if ya one.  i did one that kinda pushed the line a bit close to the beginning. awesome game so far though

Would it be spoiling to elaborate on that?
Can video games really have spoilers?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Alumni on November 16, 2009, 03:57:42 PM
Heads-up for Nintendo owners (hardcore gamers, plz hold the hate  :-P )

Modern Warfare for Nintendo is a strange thing. Despite being released a year earlier, and despite the involvement of Treyarch (as opposed to Infinity Ward), World @ War for Nintendo looks, sounds, and feels better than Modern War: Reflex for Nintendo. I was shocked to find that MW was actually a step back. Visuals are cruder, frame-rate choppier, controls less responsive. It's just not that good. At least the campaign isn't as good.

UNLESS you just want to jump online now and then for a few rounds of multiplayer action. The multiplayer software runs much more smoothly, and the features are pretty much all there in the Nintendo version (minus the screaming 12 year-old racists on chat, of course). Pretty much all the modes, all the challenges, and the online system is almost completely lag-free. If that's all you want, it's a decent enough purchase. But the regular, single-player campaign is pretty weak.

That's my review in a nutshell.

If I were more of a gamer, I would have purchased it for the PC. I just don't play often enough. The one time I tried FPS online multiplayer on PC, I realized that I would never have enough time on my hands to get good enough to make it interesting. So I settle for fragging kids.  :-P
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: justjezmund on November 16, 2009, 04:32:23 PM
MW2 is the shiznit, they ask this question before you start about this one mission that some people might find offensive,you can skip it if ya one.  i did one that kinda pushed the line a bit close to the beginning. awesome game so far though

Would it be spoiling to elaborate on that?
Can video games really have spoilers?
i guess not highlight to see the "spoiler"there is a mission where your undercover for the cia and you team up with a terrorist and go through an airport and do nothing but shoot innocent people and i mean a lot of them.  you get nothing for it at the end in fact you get killed by the terrorist.  Its even kinda pointless to put the mission in the game i really don't know how they got away with it.  even though when you think about it, its not much different than GTA really.  Just felt weird playing it.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 25, 2009, 07:22:16 PM
there are some really good Black friday deals games this week, but i would never submit myself to that torture personally.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on November 25, 2009, 07:53:29 PM
any good deals on MW2?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on November 25, 2009, 08:02:10 PM
any good deals on MW2?

i believe only in console bundles... i'd have to check.

best buy, walmart, kmart, and gamestop all have some pretty sweet deals.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on November 26, 2009, 02:55:38 PM
there are some really good Black friday deals games this week, but i would never submit myself to that torture personally.

it's all about Cyber Monday dog.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on November 26, 2009, 04:45:30 PM
MW2 is the shiznit, they ask this question before you start about this one mission that some people might find offensive,you can skip it if ya one.  i did one that kinda pushed the line a bit close to the beginning. awesome game so far though

Would it be spoiling to elaborate on that?
Can video games really have spoilers?
i guess not highlight to see the "spoiler"there is a mission where your undercover for the cia and you team up with a terrorist and go through an airport and do nothing but shoot innocent people and i mean a lot of them.  you get nothing for it at the end in fact you get killed by the terrorist.  Its even kinda pointless to put the mission in the game i really don't know how they got away with it.  even though when you think about it, its not much different than GTA really.  Just felt weird playing it.

Dude.  You totally just made me want to get this game.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 24, 2009, 02:21:01 PM
slim's brain:
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 24, 2009, 08:55:06 PM
TaGG'd!!
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 24, 2009, 08:59:13 PM
BTW., some great deals on games @ Best buy this week.

the two i took notice of were:

FoRZA Motorsprt 3 for $40.
&
Fight Night Rnd.4 for $20!


both games are excellent, and there are a few other BIg name titles discounted through Saturday.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on December 26, 2009, 12:46:07 PM
That's a great deal on Fight Night, I might have to hook it up....I got COD Modern Warfare 2, it rules.....Have not finished the campaign yet, but it is amazing, I love it...anyone else have it and wants to pwn the online, let me know...
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on December 26, 2009, 12:47:26 PM
Also, Slim, how did you change your PSNetwork ID?  It won't let me do it  :|
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 26, 2009, 01:35:11 PM
anyone have any thoughts/input on assassin's creed?  i'm thinking of grabbing it off of xbox live for $20.  looks like a dope ass game, and gets really good reviews.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 26, 2009, 06:59:18 PM
Also, Slim, how did you change your PSNetwork ID?  It won't let me do it  :|

you need a different email. i have about three just for different Ids. :lol:
anyone have any thoughts/input on assassin's creed?  i'm thinking of grabbing it off of xbox live for $20.  looks like a dope ass game, and gets really good reviews.

the original was awesome if thats what your talking about. i finished it and got most of the achievements.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 27, 2009, 09:14:18 AM
Got the COD: Modern Warfare fro wii.
It's pretty great.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 28, 2009, 02:59:11 AM
decided to go for it with the "games on demand" for assassin's creed.

first off, the game took about 1.5 hrs to DL (7GB)... not bad, not great.

2ndly, this game is the SHIT!  its basically the GTA of the crusades... open game play, lots to do, and fun as hell...

yeah, as most reviews say, it gets a bit repetitive, but thats ok cuz the repetition is awesome... my favorite part is sneaking up and stabbin dudes!  look out.

anyhoo, just put in over 6+ hrs of game time and now my weeks all fucked cuz i stayed up way too late.  ahh the joys of video games
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Post by: Alumni on December 29, 2009, 12:39:28 AM
Is the ability to d/l games the only thing that you miss with the 'arcade' 360? I'm thinking of taking the plunge, but I'm wavering between spending about $199 for the arcade or $299 for a PS3....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 29, 2009, 10:24:42 AM
so if you spend $299 you wouldn't get an xbox?  i'm confused.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 29, 2009, 10:47:10 AM
I'm actually kind of pondering the xbox vs ps3 thing, myself.

I like the idea of getting a lot more blu-ray dollars with the ps3. But I want to be sure I'm able to do netflix streaming and crap like that too which I know the xbox does.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 29, 2009, 11:02:44 AM
from what i've heard, netflix is coming to ps3.

personally i have no interest in blu-ray... i'm 100% committed to online avenues (streaming, online netflix, torrent DLs then watch, etc).  i have no use for a physical disc of any sort.

if i could get all my games via download, i'd do that too... can't wait till we're there.  another year or so i think.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Alumni on December 29, 2009, 11:03:22 AM
so if you spend $299 you wouldn't get an xbox?  i'm confused.

That's the size of it.

I don't want to start some 'console war' thread on the paug. I've got zero interest in that, and there are lots of boards for those shenanigans.

The way I see it, as a financial investment, I'd go with a PS3 for equal dollars. Partly for BluRay, partly because it's getting up to speed in terms of releases (can't deny the X360 once had a huge lead in this dept), and partly because the PS2 lasted so long. Now that it doesn't cost any more than the 360, the PS3 looks tempting.

Except for those $199 Arcades. There's a promotion this week where you buy an Arcade at regular price ($200) and get a full-priced title for free (up to $60). So basically I'm up and running and fragging online with Modern Warfare 2 for $200 as opposed to $360 (or $340, since MW2 is on sale...) . From that perspective, the Arcade is really tempting.
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Post by: jedifunk on December 29, 2009, 11:07:11 AM
so if you spend $299 you wouldn't get an xbox?  i'm confused.

That's the size of it.

I don't want to start some 'console war' thread on the paug. I've got zero interest in that, and there are lots of boards for those shenanigans.

The way I see it, as a financial investment, I'd go with a PS3 for equal dollars. Partly for BluRay, partly because it's getting up to speed in terms of releases (can't deny the X360 once had a huge lead in this dept), and partly because the PS2 lasted so long. Now that it doesn't cost any more than the 360, the PS3 looks tempting.

Except for those $199 Arcades. There's a promotion this week where you buy an Arcade at regular price ($200) and get a full-priced title for free (up to $60). So basically I'm up and running and fragging online with Modern Warfare 2 for $200 as opposed to $360 (or $340, since MW2 is on sale...) . From that perspective, the Arcade is really tempting.
i wasn't trying to bait you into a console war discussion... just trying to understand your thinking here.

i'll be honest, i've only ever seen a ps3 in action a handful of times, so i really have no idea of its possibilities.  i do know that i love the integrations that M$ has provided with the xbox and xbox live.

i get facebook, twitter, last.fm, game downloads, movies, netflix, tv, wifi, i can stream stuff from my mac to it, etc, etc.

i believe the ps3 does all that too but really don't know.
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 29, 2009, 11:40:13 AM
Netflix is already on ps3 but it's done quite differently than the xbox (requires a free disc from netflix???)

The media streaming from my pc (or mac) is very appealing and I've yet to get a clear answer in my research as to whether or not the ps3 does it to my satisfaction...

It just comes down to the fact that, if' I'm adding a device to my entertainment system, I'd like to modernize the media compatibility (which means blu-ray) and integrating functionality (net access, local and web media streaming, etc.) Adding proper gaming is more than a bonus but this machine is not just for me and my kicks so it has to do those other things.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 29, 2009, 01:46:29 PM
RJ check out rivet (http://cynicalpeak.com/rivet/ )

works great on xbox with my mac, so i'd have to assume it works just as well on the ps3.  very slick.  it will let you play at file formats that native machine can (xbox/ps3)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 29, 2009, 01:55:58 PM
RJ check out rivet (http://cynicalpeak.com/rivet/ )

works great on xbox with my mac, so i'd have to assume it works just as well on the ps3.  very slick.  it will let you play at file formats that native machine can (xbox/ps3)

Very cool.
Thanks.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Alumni on December 29, 2009, 02:17:40 PM

i wasn't trying to bait you into a console war discussion... just trying to understand your thinking here.

I didn't think you were. I was just getting it out of the way to be safe -- didn't want to see the thread detour.

Looks like all the streaming stuff is possible even with just the Xbox360 Arcade. Very cool. Point Xbox.
But Playstation Network is $40/yr cheaper than Xbox Live Gold (i.e., it's free of charge). Point Sony.
Also -- Xbox Live Gold has more features than PSN. Point Xbox.
Netflix streaming still has subpar selection of titles. Point cable company :p

Gah. Decisions, decisions.  :-)
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 29, 2009, 02:39:18 PM
Netflix streaming is adding titles constantly. Not just movies, either. TV shows...

Which of these consoles works with Hulu, btw?
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: jedifunk on December 29, 2009, 03:10:58 PM
Netflix streaming is adding titles constantly. Not just movies, either. TV shows...

Which of these consoles works with Hulu, btw?
neither afaik

as for netflix adding titles... its yes and no.  while they keep adding titles, its all mostly older shit that i could care less about.  there's no harry potter (for my son), no LOTR, no bourne movies, etc.

at least lost is on there, but still... most of the good stuff is missing.

that said, i've watched a LOT of really good indie films and documentaries that i never would have without it.  its a great service to have for free
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: rowjimmy on December 29, 2009, 03:33:20 PM
Considering that I'm already a netflix subscriber, having the streaming service connected to my tv is a good added value.
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 30, 2009, 06:20:59 PM
i'll chime in here, since i'm the guy with both consoles and a fanboy of neither at this point.
a year ago when i bought my PS3 i'd have told you to get a 360.
now i'd def tell you to get a PS3.
its hard to argue the point by point thing, but bottom line is i never fire up my 360 anymore, and i buy all of my multiplatform games for Ps3. why? well... for the most part the fact that i'm ass broke PS3 allows me to get online and play for free. though i also have bought games that werent online games for PS3 b/c there is a slight egde in performance and graphics for most titles on the PS3.
i own a grand total of ZERO blu ray movies, so thats not a deal breaker for me, but the dvd upscale on PS3 is better and the audio options are better as well.
also, as a multitasking machine, the  internet browser is a very nice thing to have if even just for finding game related web info.
most importantly is that within the last year exclusive titles has taken a Major swing in favor of sony, IMO. unless your a HALO or gears of war fanboy, sony's independent studios kick out a much larger variety of triple A titles--from KIllzone2, Infamous, ratchet and clank, UNCHARTED 2--GAME OF THE YEAR!!, to MAG, etc,etc..... its been a big year, with something for everyone.
i almost wanted to cry last night at Bestbuy looking at the 250GB PS3slim which is the same price as i paid for my Phat 80GB just a year ago.
also, i will say that generally the hardware is More reliable, though MS has improved overall and most of the RROD days are long gone.
netflix, twitter, facebook, etc is all either up and running or coming to PS3 just like 360, though i wouldnt know or care personally... if your really looking for a seriosu multitasker for such things its a tough call, because if you have no problem throwing down the $ for XBL i will say that they are a bit more on the cusp of whats current compared to sony. AND every month dont forget that the CEO of sony is caught talking about starting to charge online fees, so it could happen or not at any time.
then, finally there is the future... i talked to a guy yesterdaythat works for INSOmniac-the makers of REsistance fall of man and ratchet and clank--one of SONY's biggest independent studios, and he said basically the PS4 is probably another 3 or 4 years off, so they are very committed to riding out the PS3 10 year model, just as they still are majorly supporting the PS2 to this day.
Microsoft on the other hand the outlook is two fold. 1. they will be moving past the base 360 much sooner, though from what we hear first we will get NATAL, which will be 'add-on' hardware to be used with the base 360. A BIG reason fo rme not to sell my 360 personally(...besides MASS EFFECT 2, the only exclusive title i care about thats out later this month!).

ok, yata yata yata, bottom line, as of 2010 slim says get a PS3, unless you prefer to play online shooters with racist and ignorant fools that act like they are 14 years old, then get a 360 and pray for your soul.
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Post by: VA $l!m on December 30, 2009, 06:22:36 PM
oh, BTW, i bought Uncharted 2 amongst theives last nite, and WOWOWOWOWOWOW. this game is all that and a bag of chips.
GAme of the YEAR hands down, just unreal on all fronts. cant say enuf.
if you own a PS3 and havent played it yet, stop what you are doing right now and go plop down the $60 already.ser.
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: Caravan2001 on December 31, 2009, 01:02:30 PM
I'm actually kind of pondering the xbox vs ps3 thing, myself.

I like the idea of getting a lot more blu-ray dollars with the ps3. But I want to be sure I'm able to do netflix streaming and crap like that too which I know the xbox does.

I have the netflix free streaming on my PS3....works flawlessly...and I have been using my PS3 primarily as a bluray player for 2 years with no problems, so I am glad I made that choice, even though I paid $400 back then.....
Title: Re: All Things ViDEO GAMES
Post by: VA $l!m on December 31, 2009, 04:07:05 PM
I'm actually kind of pondering the xbox vs ps3 thing, myself.

I like the idea of getting a lot more blu-ray dollars with the ps3. But I want to be sure I'm able to do netflix streaming and crap like that too which I know the xbox does.

I have the netflix free streaming on my PS3....works flawlessly...and I have been using my PS3 primarily as a bluray player for 2 years with no problems, so I am glad