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Ben's Week In Review: January 17

Oh look. Another "wintry mix." Translation- crap. Oh well...we gots games. :)

Gran Turismo 5 in November? Sure. Fine.

I'm not being sarcastic. I'm a patient person. All I know is that between February and March, there are so many games I want, it's downright infuriating. Although I won't be able to play them all, I would like to have the opportunity to play White Knight Chronicles, Dante's Inferno, Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Splinter Cell: Conviction, God of War III, Lost Planet 2, and others, but I know I'll have to limit myself. And if Gran Turismo 5 came out anywhere near this mess, in all honesty, I woulda been annoyed. I pump 100 hours into every GT without blinking an eye and I tend to do the same thing with every Final Fantasy, so those two games should be as far apart as humanly possible, in my eyes. And I really do like the idea of a 3D version; I'm considering getting a 3D-enabled HDTV this summer when they become available; at the very least, I'll need it for work, anyway. But GT5 in 3D...? Could be a dream come true...

I know we've all been waiting a while for GT5 but it's one thing if we had nothing to play in the meantime. We've got plenty and there's no real way of knowing when GT5 shows up; I'm only going by the GameStop date, which is definitely a placeholder. But it certainly won't be anywhere near March or April and that's just fine by me. I'm taking the practical approach on this; I'm not going to get on a soapbox and rant. There are too many games coming out that I want to play...I can wait.

Assassin's Creed III coming way sooner than expected?

So they're saying the third entry will be out before March 2011 and the common theory is that Ubisoft will try for a holiday 2010 release. That's only a one year gap, people. Not that I'm complaining; I absolutely adored ACII and the idea that Ezio will return in the upcoming follow-up is icing on the cake; he's an awesome character and let's face it, his story - and Desmond's - really isn't finished. I just hope they're not rushing this project...I know they do the Call of Duty series every year and one of the big reasons is because it's such a giant cash cow. Well, ACII has already sold over 6 million copies and they expect it to break 8 million before the end of March, so a rush-job on the third entry wouldn't be surprising. At the same time, ACII was of such a high quality, I really wouldn't care if they used that very same gameplay format. I just want more cities and I'm good to go (I'll definitely be getting those big DLC packs).

Personal gaming update

I'm at the end of Resident Evil 5 and while I maintain that the tank mechanics have got to go, I will say that the partner AI is maybe the best ever. I mean, Elika in Prince of Persia was flawless but she was more of a supporting character; she did everything she was supposed to do, but she didn't have to do everything. Sheva has to contribute in the same way Chris does, and it works extremely well. She doesn't miss often, she dodges when she's supposed to, she heals at the right times, and for the most part, I'm glad to have her along. The only thing that bugs me is that enemies don't always trigger her; she'll stand there like a dope when an enemy is right near her...but nothing's perfect. Usually, I hate having a partner or teammates of any kind in real-time games, just because I always feel as if I have to babysit them. But that's not necessary here, and I'm very grateful for it. I'm not the biggest fan of the story and ammo seems to be a constant problem (even when I'm almost always getting "S" ranking for Accuracy and Enemies Routed), but it's still fun. It's getting annoying right here at the end, though...

After this, it's back to finish Halo 3: ODST and Bayonetta, both of which I'm hoping to finish before Bioshock 2 in early February. I might get WKC but an RPG in the midst of so many games that month will be tough. I'll have to see what Arnold says; he should be getting a build soon. Heavy Rain on the 23rd will definitely be mine and as I've played every single Splinter Cell - and loved them all - I must get Conviction at some point, too. Just too many to count, almost. LOL

And um...guess that's all.

1/16/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (100 posts)

Scarecrow
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:21:55 PM
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GT will be fine in the Summer
If it comes out in the Fall though we'll just get a heck load more content and features (so it's a plus regardless)

And I'm sure there's more exploration and quests in White Knight Chronicles than in FFXIII, so I'm getting that.

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NightHawk17
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:35:55 PM

don't forget the online in WKC, that'll add some replayability:)

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daus26
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:36:07 AM

I agree that GT5 for the summer is totally fine.

But, if it does release in the Fall, I'm willing to bet that PD will use that extra time to probably get a few more content in. I'm sure once they're done with the game, they're not just gonna sit there and do nothing.

And I really believe in the 90% claim by Kaz. This implies that game is nearly done and can release in March. If it's done and Sony won't let them release it till Fall, I guess more content for us hehe :). At least I hope so.

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NightHawk17
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:39:02 PM
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Im getting WKC definitely i'm really tired of playing MW2, i mainly play it cause my friends do but its lost it appeal for the time being. I can't wait for Mass Effect 2, i just finished another 3 playthroughs so i could have the perfect file to transfer into ME2.

White Knight Chronicles will be fun to play online with some friends after 2 years it's almost here:) Ben when are you guys putting up the WKC review?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:47:24 PM

yeah, gotta get WKC too, I dunno how to juggle it with FF if I can't find time to finish it before the release. I think my head is gonna explode, I wanted RPGs, so when it rains it pours.

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Highlander
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:20:51 AM

WKC is out at the beginning of February isn't it? Gotta pre-order.

Ah, but Star Ocean 4 is coming too, and despite it's flaws it sounds like a better game than FFXIII. Then again, Star Ocean 4 was developed by Tri-Ace and not SE, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Who needs FFXIII? I have WKC and SO4.

:)

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daus26
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:41:19 AM

Darn, you guys at PSX make it hard for me to choose. After reading so many articles from this site, I still can't conclude on whether to get WKC or FFXIII first. I obviously can't afford both in the short period of time they'll be releasing.

I've always loved the Final Fantasy franchise (and even FFXII, which not as much doesn't seem to be fond of), but I also loved Level 5's Dragonquest 8 on the PS2. Ugh, I got a month or so left to decide.

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NightHawk17
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:17:39 AM

I'm gonna get FF13 on day 1 but i won't play it till spring break, i wanna play it through the night and in marathons:P

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LowKey
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:49:45 AM

I can't wait for Star Ocean. Feb 9 baby. I saw and heard what WKC's battle system is like. I'm now having second thoughts aboot getting it. I just won't really have much fun on a game that uses the D-PAD to battle. I need me some real time battles, Thats why SO is my choice for Feb.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:51:09 PM

people should also give a chance to Yakuza 3 a great exclusive for the Ps3.

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Qubex
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:44:25 PM
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There are plenty of titles coming out; but already the rumour mills murmur disquietly about what could be revealed at E3 this year... I expect glimpses of "Killzone 2" and "Infamous 2" at the very least. There should also be more information on Sony's motion control technology; it will be interesting if they show ( and probably WILL show ) software in the works for this upcoming peripheral?

If GT5 is not released in the March 2010, which is what I expect in all honesty... we should see more material on this game at the show; and hopefully a much more detailed view on the dynamic crash model being employed for the final code release!

The main issue I have at the moment is time; I just can't see myself getting to all these games. "White Knight Chronicles" looks superb, and so do the others. I think I will be months behind most of you here, because I am staggering my purchases and waiting for price drops in the $35 to $50 ranges. I really do want to get the games at a cheaper price and may have to resort to second hand copies.

Let's get serious here, all these AAA titles I want for my collection eventually; and I am sure many other PS3 owners are thinking the same. I may never get these games easily at a lower price simply because people will not want to part with them... I mean, even someones collection that contains only 20 or so games, if they are the best multi-platform and exclusive titles money can by, why would one want to part with them? I am talking about games that are getting 9.0 and over... these are permanents for the collection right?

Oh well, such is life; save thy pennies and buy slowly over time. I think this generation will very easily last me 10 years; I don't know about others.

Heck I will only be getting a 3D HDTV in about 3-4 years; once the technology has settled and we know more about the "Playstation 4". Anything else is a little to soon for me personally; for the "PSxExtreme" crew I completely understand; they need these gadgets for the job... :) I am still not sold on the idea just yet, anyways!

What do my fellow community members think? Who will by a 3D HDTV and when? How do you plan to afford all these AAA exclusives?

What about "Home", will it be forgotten with all these great game experiences coming out?

Q!

"i am home"

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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:25:23 AM

Q wrote; "I expect glimpses of Killzone 2 and..."

That was a typo of course, it should have read, "Killzone 3"... silly me!

Q!

"i am home"

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Beamboom
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 11:27:42 AM

Even the 9+ rated games will be on sale eventually, just keep an eye on the webshops. Batman is ridiculously cheap at Play dot com now, I'm expecting Ass.Creed II to drop in price any day now too.

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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:11:29 PM

I will have a look at the BeamBoom!

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:46:10 PM
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Yeah I reckon it's all good, there is way too much to play anyway. I just like to rant, rave, and complain here because it's a great way to unburden myself. I'm a whiner. :)

Derrr, myself, I am coming up on the end of Grandia III. Still playing Bully from time to time, I bought Shadow Hearts: Covenant too (Yeah I'm on a PS2 kick) going through Resistance FOM cuz COD was bo-ring, Valkyria Chronicles needs attention too. And I just put in a preorder for Dante's Inferno. It's definitely a lot more on my plate than usual, but what can ya do? I'm getting no editing done on my manuscript though... :(

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Qubex
Saturday, January 16, 2010 @ 11:54:37 PM

That is right World, there is just too much now... I don't know how good that is?

With these releases so compressed what happens if the "Sony Exclusives" actually suffer in overall sales. When there are too many noon can get enough love...

There should be an exclusive about every 3-5 months, but now everything is coming in one go. It is great of course; but does it make financial sense... maybe it does as there may be steady sales of these titles over time... people will still be getting games like "GoWIII" for Christmas 2010 I am sure; or other exclusives that they did not manage to purchase in the early part of the year...

New sequels to prior exclusives such as "Killzone 3" and "Infamous II" will only be out in 2011... and then "GT5" around the holiday period too (if rumours are to be believed)...

What about "ModNation Racers"? That is another game people may want... not to mention more top multi-plats that may be released over the coming months... "Dante's Inferno" is another... (as you mention above)

* Q's head explodes *

Q!

"in the grave"

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booze925
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:16:28 AM
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-eh.... they do release a call of duty every year, but thinking they are not quality games is downright dumb
-nvr cared for GT
-hope this AC2 2 is nt a rushed dissappointment
-not having enough ammo to feel comfortable in resident evil 5 is part of the experience. pick your shots, ben

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booze925
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:18:45 AM
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picks for next year so far:
god of war 3
medal of honor
call of duty 7.
MAYBE tht new AC2. we'll wait and see
need to get a job... and fast
(no MAG. it was'nt THAT great sony)

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Charger7302
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:18:29 AM

Definately agree with that last statement of yours. Though I am curious as too how ur only excited for 3 games, next year is HUGE in terms of AAA games.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:22:02 AM
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Well, I enjoyed RE5, but I didn't play with the AI. I didn't want to, so only played with a friend. As for 3D gaming, ehhh. I really can't say that I'm going to like having 3D stuff in my gaming. Not that it's bad, just that, going from now, just being me + tv + console, then suddenly having to wear glasses and buy a new tv and this kind of extra crap just seems like a chore compared to entertainment, but I unno.

Also Ben, I'm still totally gonna hold you to you giving me your HDTV when you go 3D =P LOL

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:24:17 AM
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Off-topic, but are you guys going to review WKC? I was wondering how you guys review RPGs on time, since most of them start slow and require playing them for quite some time to get an accurate review.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:32:46 AM

Great question
Might be good that Arnold is reviewing this. Since Ben like some of us loves doing everything in the game and exploring every little place (towns, etc.) the game gives you. That really does take a lot of time.

I wouldn't mind a 2 weeks after-release review. But a month after-release review would be too long...But still welcomed

I'll still get the game either way. Looks fun overall.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:07:30 AM

'sigh'

What in God's name makes you think we wouldn't review WKC? Why do we get these questions? It may not be on the day it releases, but it will most certainly come.

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Highlander
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:22:05 AM

I figured that a review of a game like WKC might take a week or two after release simply because of the longer play through time.

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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:28:08 AM

It should be rather huge; but looking forward to the review!

Q!

"i am home"

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 4:35:14 AM

Well Ben you said you "might" get it, which also implies that there's a probability you won't get it, and hence not review it. And I REALLY want to get this, but I have to wait for a good review first just in case there's a major flaw with the game. Any chance you guys getting it 2 weeks prior to release?

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Alienange
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:42:43 AM

@ WolfCrimson - Read the last paragraph again. Ben's personal purchases do not dictate what PSXE will review.

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:53:51 AM

Oh, I understand now. Thanks for pointing it out, Alienange.

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michiganfan1983
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:26:10 AM
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Yea the next few month will be fantastic for playing games and not so much on the wallet, but I kinda see that as a good thing because I will never get bored. I have pre-orders for MAG, Heavy Rain, GOW III, Final Fantasy and I plan on getting Dante's Inferno when it comes out. White Knight will have to wait and I would like to give Star Ocean a chance. So if GT5 comes out in the fall I won't mind one bit.

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booze925
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:33:35 AM
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by the way, completely off topic, who here believes that killzone 2's major downfall was the two clowns sev was paired with, rico and natko? if they make killzone 3, please hire some decent voice actors guerrilla, not pirates
i mean seriously
Rico: Where the f*** is garza when you need him? F*** this! S***!

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Kowhoho
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:50:08 AM

Prominent opening line: "Holy sh** what the fu**!!"

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Charger7302
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:27:55 AM

While I do hate the Rico character, I believe that killzone's 2 major downfall was it's "realistic" controls. I understand that they didn't want to make killzone feel like every other shooter but come on, everytime I play modern warfare 2 I think to myself how popular killzone had been had it adopted the same formula MW2 uses.

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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:30:27 AM

Charger, I have no issues with the KZ2 controls... Maybe MW2 players are not playing a real shooter :)

Like a lot of Hollywood, it's formulaic and popular; doesn't mean the majority of films are actually good or have any sort of intellect behind them.

Q!

"i am home"

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SympoziumPawa
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:25:50 AM

Did you know PSXextreme features a link for forums?
And I've just started playing the game and don't really care!!

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:51:46 PM

Rico and Natko are fu**ing awesome!

Specially Rico, that guy's "for real!"

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Kowhoho
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:53:21 AM
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This sucks. I really want the GOW3 Ultimate Edition but I also have to get Mag, Heavy rain, and ffxiii. This might kill me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:02:37 AM
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The final RE5 must have been better than the Demo, cuz man I had to babysit that dumb girl AND her AI was retarded.

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Alienange
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:47:44 AM

The demo was terrible. It completely turned me off from buying RE5. Found it for $15 at Amazon during a Black Friday sale so the game is mine now. Won't play it until a real human takes control of Shiva.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:48:45 PM

I'll do it for you alienage =)

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Alienange
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 9:29:12 PM

Ok but I hope you know how to shake her ass.

Look me up but get the spelling right or you'll never find me. :p
Or PM me your psn. Either is good with me.

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Milonakis
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:09:09 AM
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FF Xiii should go wii so that everyone can play it. Maybe have a nice pixelated version. And GT5 is probably delaying so they can make a secret 360 port and dumb the ps3 version down to match it.

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daus26
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:42:23 AM

Oh heck no. If that happens, then I guess 2012 will be a bit earlier.

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Alienange
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:49:19 AM

@ Milonakis - A good summary of our Wii infested 360 gimped industry. Thanks for the laugh.

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:20:29 AM
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I had to preorder Heavy Rain at gamestop because the other stores had all there orders filled. I've had terrible experience @ GStop. I swear if I hear "Sorry we haven't received our shipments for Heavy Rain yet" on release, the GStop clerk is catching a shot gun shell to the face.



Baby Hitler

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:04:04 AM

I had to pre order there and the dude asks me "Heavy Rain...sure.For the 360 or PS3?". I smiled when someone behind me asked almost immediately "Isnt that a playstation exclusive?"



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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:51:41 AM

That is rather funny Karneli :)

Q!

"i am home"

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SympoziumPawa
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:29:34 AM

For the love of God were do they get these people?!

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:21:38 AM
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So many games... So little money...
I sadly do not have a job currently (I need to get on that...) and it makes me oh so sad to see all these AMAZING and greatly anticipated games coming so soon... So, here's the plan. Either I get off my PS3 addicted ass and get a job... Or I pull off the greatest video game heist in history... (Thinks about it)
Eh... I'll stick with getting the job xD
Or maybe a little of both ;) Either way, I'm getting these games, no matter the cost!

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Qubex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:52:46 AM

I don't quite understand; how are you able to simply play PS3 games without a job? How do you pay your rent or eat for that matter?

Q!

"i am home"

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 12:54:46 PM

@Qubex,

Something called: Family

She said she'll get a job ;)

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:37:17 PM

Must be fun having all that free time to enjoy. Between work,school and my suspiciously bipolar girl;getting time to play games is a tight squeeze.Enjoy it while you still can.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 5:00:27 PM

I'm only 16 and still mooching off my parents! (And friends lol)
I also fit school into my schedule... Somehow.
So, in a way, I guess you could say... I have no life! But, I'm milking it for all its got and putting off getting a job as long as possible... (Sighs) Responsibility vs. Irresponsibility...

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ffyfe7
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:27:57 AM
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I've payed off Heavy Rain CE, Read Dead Redemption and put down $10 for GT5 (I have the money but ill wait till i get a solid release date). I have to say that i was dissapointed about the exclusivity of Splinter Cell Conviction as its a game I really want because I have played every SC and this one is going in a fresh (and might i say awesome) direction, but I am not going to shell out for a 360 because it is probably the only game I want on 360. When there are more i might think about it.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 3:24:29 AM
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List of games i need to get this year:
FFXIII
blazblue
Bioshock 2
3d Dot game heroes
WKC
Probably GOWIII

Games i might get:
Modnation racers
Bayonetta
borderlands
uncharted 2
assassin's creed 2

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:40:53 AM

I gotta say, 3D Dotgame Heroes looks awesome! I really miss old school action/adventure games. I hope it's longer than those old-school games, though, for a fully-priced (I think) PS3 game on Blu-Ray it should be.

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RustEDalex
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 11:11:21 AM

you can just get a Zelda game because from what I've seen and heard is that the 3D dot is EXACTLY like a Zelda game.

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piratedrunk
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 11:13:10 AM

actually I think 3D dot is going to be $40 but I also hope it has a decent length it looks like a lot of fun

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:16:21 PM

3D Dot Game Heroes is 39.99 MSRP and 36.99 over at Amazon dot com and expected to release around May 10, 2010.

I want to pre-order Heavy Rain from Amazon and get the free episode but looking at that sweet CE that will come out in Europe makes me want to wait for the "what if" possibility of getting a hold of that thing since it will come with the episode, the soundtrack on a disc and a dynamic theme. Sounds tasty.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:56:30 PM

that list lacks Yakuza 3

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 3:20:12 PM

Not into GTA-type games.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 5:38:20 PM

Yakuza 3 isn't like GTA.

Yakuza 3 = Shenmue .

and theres no way in hell Shenmue is like GTA.

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:50:50 PM

I should have said not really into realistic games.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:02:21 PM

but...uncharted 2 and assassin's creed 2 are far more realistic than Yakuza 3 .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhQD4LMErqI

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SnipeySnake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:44:57 PM

Whoa, looks cool. I'll put it under the might's..

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www
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 5:41:41 AM
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Maybe GT5 in November is cool but it woulda been cooler between June-September.

I knew RE5 wouldn't disappoint you, it can't be flawless but its still a good game.

Even if I can't get all of those numerous games in Q1. FFXIII & Heavy Rain is for sure!

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:10:17 AM
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I think Polyphony got scared after seeing what the competition has, now they want to jump leagues ahead of the competition.On a side note, does anyone know where i can find a current list of games with custom soundtrack support?

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JackC8
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:57:09 AM
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I've been playing Need for Speed Shift this week. Great game! If you turn off all the driving assists and put it on professional mode, it's actually a fairly decent driving sim. It's taking me a long time to learn how to drive again, after spending a month with Grid, where you barely needed to use the brakes. NFS has a lot of great cars, a huge amount of upgrades and customization, quite a few great tracks, and the driving physics are pretty good now that I'm getting used to it. Lots and lots of loading time though. Considering how many races you have to compete in to make some money, the load times can really wear on you.

As far as GT5, I'm so damned disgusted with the delays I don't even want to think about that game any more. I can't understand why everyone defends the delays. Why is this game - and only this game - in need of so much perfecting? Imagine how much better Uncharted 2 would have been if they worked on it for another 3 years. Or how about if they pushed Final Fantasy XIII into 2011? Or how about a never ending series of delays for GOW III? What-ever.

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sobleck
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:04:31 AM
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i just finished bioshock, it was quite a good game, although it was as thrilling as uncharted 2, it had some depth with a real surprise twist. hmmm rather than saying it wasn't as thrilling as uncharted 2 i'd say it was thrilling in a different way and for different reasons

At any rate its got me looking forward to bioshock 2. As for Dante's inferno, i'm more than willing to wait after playing the Demo, i definitely feel as though it would be worthwhile and entertaining, but I feel as though i could play it later on, it isn't a 'must have right now' game if you know what I mean?

Heavy rain looks interesting i'd like to try it out before I buy, as i haven't played indigo prophecy or any other similar games. God of war, i want fairly badly but I can also wait a while. same with FFXIII to be honest. I've still got quite a few games to finish that i bought last year. I bough dead space in last christmas or so, and I still haven't opened the box, same with far cry 2, but that'll change today,its amazing how graduating changes your life.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:27:13 AM
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they need to fix the free running in assassins creed, but i loved the idea of the villa and how you upgrade it. it gives more of an incentive to 100% complete the book.

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:01:15 AM
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Nothing wrong with free running in Assassins 2 and nothing wrong with ammo supply on RE5.

Having said that, RE5 is some cheesy shit. That cut scene with Wesker doing the Matrix was absolutely laughable and chris is an absolute cheese fest...Resi has always been cheesy but, RE5 takes the mic. Its nothing on 4 nor 2 for that matter and thats perhaps because the main creator had left the project.

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ryandon69
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:09:19 AM
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you know ben, its the same thing i was saying about GT5, i don't mind the delay, i've got my hands full now and march isn't even here yet. my wallet is gonna be sucked dry, even worse cause i live in jamaica, games tend to be very expensive here especially new ones when they arrive....

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FullmetalX10
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:51:34 AM
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I have decided.
My decision being: I shall only get the God of War Ultimate Trilogy Edition, in the coming 5-6 months, seeing as I am very low on cash and have no job...
Will get all other games as soon as I win the lottery or if someone randomly gives me a couple o' thousand bucks or more, from which I will then also buy a 3D TV.

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daus26
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:21:23 AM
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Surely GT5 will be done by the upcoming E3, if the 90% from the interview holds true. I don't think PD is changing plans so much to hold off months longer (Sony and their 3D tech..).

Anyway, we should expect a big showing and revelation for GT5 in E3 this year. My bet is the summer or whenever 3DTV is first released to the public.

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geovanwitdakick
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:27:19 AM
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@ JackC8

are you seemingly getting frustrated because of developers wanting to give us a better game? You'd rather an incomplete game, with a sequel that gets released in a year, to make you drop another $60?

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karneli lll
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 1:45:19 PM

I think people are frustrated because last year they said they could release it at any time.Then forza and the other car sims come out and its suddenly 60% done

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Alienange
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:18:03 AM
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I will take all the Assassin's Creed Ubisoft can dish out. I love that stuff. Maybe in the next game Ezio will be the Assassin leader training a bunch of n00bs. That'd open the door for some multiplayer mayhem. Can't wait.

WKC looks like the jrpg for me. I'm sure FFXIII will be good, but WKC just looks a lot better in terms of gameplay and story. Besides, I can make my own character and have him tag along for the ride? Online missions? Level-5? That's all I need to know. It beats guy with a bird's nest in his hair any day of the week.

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 2:25:16 PM

sad thing that the guy with the chocobo in da afro is the most likable character I find on FFXIII.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:23:47 PM

And he's a horribly designed character, imo.

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KilloWertz
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:42:49 AM
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Just a head's up for Ben, but Splinter Cell: Conviction was pushed back to April. That's one less game to have to worry about in the crowded two months ahead.

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Juanalf
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 11:48:06 AM
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I'm highly anticipating Heavy Rain, should keep me occupied till GOWIII.Is nice though that GT has so many fans that will keep making excuses for it; they should try to reward these fanatics.

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Sunni_Boi
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 3:54:55 PM
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A little off topic here but have anybody seen ign's 2009 game of the year video? Very funny, and very deserving!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:37:19 PM

Yeah, I saw it. Good stuff.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 4:24:25 PM
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Vikings win 34-3, take that Dallas!

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Highlander
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:36:49 PM

Now Favre will really be insufferable....

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:37:35 PM

TOO true.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:00:14 PM
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Another day another delay.

I'm cool with the GT5 delay but Kazu shouldn't have made most of us excited by saying stuff like "We could release it anytime" or "90% done".

Why lie to us when the game is far from finish.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:15:13 PM

To use it to push their 3D tvs.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 6:52:06 PM

As of now, I wouldn't be surprised if GT5 release date is in 2011.

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Victor321
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 7:02:30 PM
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I hope GT5 releases before October, as I plan to get it for my Birthday. It will replace the need for getting a car, as I won't be getting one when I turn 17 this year (T.T) lol

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hellish_devil
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:16:21 PM
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I'll get Infamous, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Yakuza 3 and Ratchet and Calnk tools of destruction on the next 6 months

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hellish_devil
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:37:27 PM

And also Starcraft II

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Oxvial
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:49:03 PM

thats going to be a badass semester.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 8:41:15 PM
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Beat RE5 last night. Thing is, Japanese developers sometimes don't know when to end things. They still have this somewhat adolescent belief that more is always better. As unbelievable as MGS4 was, it was evident there, too. The drama needs to climax and end at an appropriate point...let's not beat the dead Wesker horse.

Other than that, as I've said, I play and enjoy all the REs. I got a little more annoyed at this one due to lack of ammo and that archaic movement mechanic, but I still enjoyed myself. And like I said, Sheva really is a very capable partner, which is one of the big things that kept me playing.

If it were up to me, I'd probably give it a low or mid-8. I agree with Arnold's review but I'm not as hung up on the movement issue. But remember, he hated RE4 and I loved it, so...

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Gone
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:04:04 PM

Are you going to give the Gold Edition a try?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 9:28:57 PM

No time at all for that.

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Hitch
Sunday, January 17, 2010 @ 10:32:23 PM
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@ Ben: UBI said they were making another Assassin's Creed. Nowhere did they say it would be ACIII. And most likely it won't be.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 1:49:49 AM

Whatever. If it's a direct follow-up to ACII featuring Ezio - which they certainly did confirm - they can call it whatever they want. It'll still be Assassin's Creed to me and most others.

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Hitch
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 3:12:15 AM

Yeah but just like Altair's Chronicles on PSP featured Altair I'm expecting something along that line. So no need to sweat about them releasing something like that so soon. As that obviously wouldnt require as much time as a full sequel.

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Arvis
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 10:50:18 AM
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So, not a gaming question, but...

The Australian Open started yesterday! Whoo hoo! You excited, Ben?

Sorry, so few people share my love for tennis...

-Arvis

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, January 18, 2010 @ 8:09:00 PM

Always excited at the start of the new tennis season. :)

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