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Ben's Week In Review: August 15

Getting ready to do a bunch of reviews this week. In the meantime, trying to savor Alan Wake before finishing.

Geez...what's with all the new game announcements?

There were quite a few this past week, but by far my favorite was the one for Bioshock Infinite. I loved both of the first two; people can whine about the story in the sequel but it was still pretty damn good, and I think they refined and expanded the gameplay a bit, too. Then there was Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, and although I'm not really a flight guy, that debut trailer was pretty awesome. I'll definitely have to try it. As for Call of Duty 8, the only reason I'm mildly curious is because it's an entirely new developer and they're claiming it's a new approach (i.e., an "adventure/FPS"). But it's not exactly topping my most-anticipated list right now. DanceDanceRevolution PS3? Ehhhh... Not my thing. The very idea that a demo for Duke Nukem Forever might drop in a few months time is almost too mind-boggling...the game that essentially defined "vaporware" is actually going to arrive?

Hard to believe. But it'll be interesting to see the result. As for other FPSs that might be somewhat original and - at the very least - extremely polished, you should consider Rage. Won't be around for a while, but it could be very cool. And don't forget Crysis 2, which is now set for March. I still want Dragon Age II more in that month, but hey, Crytek talks a lot of smack, you know? Let's see if they can back it up.

Insomniac, it better be Resistance 3...

There's a very good chance that we could finally see Insomniac's new project this week; they've been hinting that the announcement is right around the corner. I really don't think Resistance 2 got anywhere near enough love from PS3 owners, but maybe that's because it was overshadowed by Killzone 2, which launched only about five months later. I'm a big fan of the Resistance games and as good as they are, I don't really play the Ratchet & Clank titles, so this mystery game better be the third Resistance. There's so much left to that story! There's just so much more they can do, although they may be frightened by the sheer number of potentially fantastic FPSs scheduled to hit the market in the next 6 months. Maybe they feel they can't compete, or something. But I couldn't possibly have more faith in this particular developer, and no matter what they're making, I'll be interested.

Personal gaming update

Like I said, I'm waiting to finish Alan Wake because I really don't have anything I want to play until Halo: Reach about a month from now. I do have a lot of games to play for reviews, though; for August, look for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Mafia II, Top Gun, Cladun: This is an RPG, and Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Then there's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 in the first week of September. After that, there's a small break before everything explodes in October, as usual. Above all else, I'm probably most psyched for Gran Turismo 5, although I'm really looking forward to Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Medal of Honor, Vanquish, and LittleBigPlanet 2. Next year is gonna be huge, too; I just loved that gameplay trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution...that game is gonna be bad-ass.

Not much else to report. Oh, we'll be looking at Move titles for the launch next month. I still have my reservations, but we'll see...

8/14/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (116 posts)

Scarecrow
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:04:08 PM
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All these new game announcements don't interest me one bit.

Bunch of FPSs...., how exciting!!!
And I'm bitter at Namco's retarded ways, so don't really care 'bout Ace Combat.

Same with Imsoniac, they can make whatever they want, I'm looking forward to Killzone3. Guerilla seems 100% sure of themselves are pushing that game extremely hard, can't wait! Yes, it's an FPS, but not at the very least, it's very unique (they should keep the weighty controls...). Morever, any game that uses the CELL processor like Killzone does is a win in my book.

Currently playing inFamous again, wow...
Original Cole is the best Cole, c'mon Sucker Punch don't make him Nathan Drake hybrid :(

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:42:47 PM

http://www.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/7447.html

"Best of all, we've managed to retain that sense of weight that set Killzone 2 apart from other shooters."
-quote from KZ3 game director

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johnld
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 2:46:07 PM

they retained the sense of weight but not entirely like killzone 2. they had to tweak it a bit to cater to those who complained it didnt play like call of duty. kinda irritates me that people are setting their standards on a great game based on mediocrity.

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LittleBigMidget
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:09:09 PM
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lmao... Nathan Drake hybrid. I haven't heard that one before.(sarcasm.) I can't wait for 2011. Fighters are definitely making a comeback, MvC 3, MK 9, ect.
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On a side note, my mother passed away this morning :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:12:46 PM

Sorry bout your mom, you have the support of myself and our community.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:32:30 PM

My condolences to you and your family. Keep strong.

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Shadow786
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:53:26 PM

Deepest condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace. Stay strong bud

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frostface
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:07:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your mum! My sincerest condolences!

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Kowhoho
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:28:52 PM

All we can do is forge ahead, but we never can forget our past. Peace be with you, friend.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:55:02 PM

My condolences to you, and your family

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:59:18 PM

Sincerest condolences from PSXE.

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sunspider13
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:59:29 PM

Sorry to hear that man. My condolences to you and your family.

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SerendipityDeus
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:28:44 AM

sorry to hear that man. stay strong, she'll be alive in your memories. =/ my sincerest condolences

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Oxvial
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:50:38 AM

My condonlences and best wishes to you and your family.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:54:25 AM

Sorry to hear about your mother. Keep her memory strong and try to be strong.

I am going to put a thumbs down because of the sad event. I am not saying that your post is bad but that is a bad event to happen to any child. Please, don't take offense to this in any way. :)

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Shams
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:22:52 AM

Condolences to you and prayers for her. Anonymity tends to render any gesture void over the internet, but feel the need to talk about it to someone, please feel free to PM me. My heart sank reading that news, and it's a life changing time for you at quite a young age. I find it difficult to believe that this had happened and you are already here, yet I would find it even more strange that someone would joke or fib about that.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:31:47 AM

Sorry for your loss.

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cLoudou
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:09:47 AM

Sorry for your loss. I know the feeling of losing a parent. Very tough time indeed, stay strong.

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FullmetalX10
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:36:12 AM

My condolences to you and your family, stay strong.

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WolfCrimson
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:58:32 AM

I'm sorry for your loss.

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spiderboi
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:34:55 AM

Condolences. She's somewhere better now I'm sure :)

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shadowscorpio
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:03:27 AM

You have my condolences. Sorry to hear that LBM.

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tlpn99
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:05:51 AM

Sorry to hear about your mum, condolences.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:53:08 AM

LittleBigMidget... saddened to read your news about the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace and may you remain strong during this challenging time. The community is here for you...

Q!

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totozero18
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:00:10 PM

My condolences to you and your family, as you can see you have the support of you second family, the PSXE community.

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kraygen
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:47:23 PM

Sorry for your loss, you have our support.

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Highlander
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 9:51:35 AM

Please accept my condolences.

Words are never enough, but sometimes it's all we have. I wish you well in your time of need.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:11:29 PM
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Lots of stuff on the horizon, and I'm actually glad that I'm not interested in much of it. I have too much to play as it is. I've got Fallout New Vegas preordered, I definitely want Dragon Age II and KZ3. I'd get Resistance 3 too, but if they announce it soon, then that means it is still at least a year off so no need to take my finances into account. I don't do R&C either. Tomb Raider as a download would be okay, but I wanna see high scores first.

The New Bioshock looks good but I think I can wait till it's cheap. Right now I'm playing God of War collection and I'm stuck dead in the first game on the timed trap where you pull the handle to release the Kraken... ahem I mean release the gate that exposes a box. And if you don't kick the box across the room in 2 seconds and get it around the corner the spikes come up and kill you. Problem is, even when I get the box in place and jump on it, even a double jump doesn't get me up to the ledge. Help?

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Scarecrow
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:20:34 PM

I think I got stuck there for like an hour
Forget exactly how it's done...but just gotta be quick I guess.

Funny, GOWII also has some puzzles which make you go "whuuuuuuuuuuuuut?" Got stuck in that one even more.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:27:36 PM

I've played them both before but at the time action games weren't my thing and I never got too far. And to think I complained about the easy puzzles in GOWIII... now I want them back lol.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:41:01 PM

"Once tip, do not use kick. It is useless.
Another top, do not get right next to the wall. Putting the block just
to the right of that pile of blood should be close enough to jump up.
So just be quick, don't kick, and you will do this fine."
-quote from Aklite's FAQ

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:13:33 AM

Thanks Kanga, I'll give it a shot. The walkthrough I looked at after about 30 failures said to kick it.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:14:21 AM

World, nice post summary there... I am with you on all your points. There is a lot coming out but most I am not interested in.

Currently, I am interested in, "F1 2010" and "Mafia II", which I will be getting at the end of these up coming months respectively....

I am not at all interested in the CoD's. I won't purchase another shooter until "KZ3" drops. "Bioshock Infinite" will probably be a second hand job much later on.I never played the former 2 Bioshocks so I can't judge how good they are. The demo of the first one did give me an idea initially... but it didn't spark enough of an interest to get me to purchase those titles.

"Little Big Planet 2", is not high on priority list this time. Didn't really enjoy the first one that much, haven't played in months. I should probably give it a whirl and see what user generated content has been created for it... it is a mixed bag I guess...

I am also looking forward to "Trine 2" next year. "Crysis 2", probably not. I think "Killzone 3" will be technically superior being an exclusive. Must admit too, "MAG", "GoWII" and "Heavy Rain" are tempting me, but waiting for a price drop :)

Looking at moving to New Zealand sometime next year, so I guess I will only be looking at getting into the 3D visuals once settled in my new country with a job. Lets hope all goes smoothly...

Must admit; "L.A. Noire", "Infamous 2", "Resistance 3" (when announced), "GT5", "The Last Guardian", "Rage" and hopefully "Demon Souls 2" (which I will duly get if released - with glitches etc fixed up)... are all good upcoming buys... not forgetting "Dirt3" and probably, a very much updated "F1 2011" with 24 car online play...

Let us hope their release dates are sensibly staggered though for financial reasons...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:02:00 AM

almost forgot about inFamous 2, that will be the best game out next year, that's my prediction.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:33:22 AM

YEEEEEESSSS, I love youtube. Some French dude showed how to get up to the ledge without using that f*cking box! Thank you Rivach45, I shall use a quote from you henceforth:

"It haz been a pain in ze azz for all of us"

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RadioHeader
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:48:04 AM

For me, youtube is mostly a gaming walkthrough site, and without it I'd be even more insaner!

The Tetrissy puzzle in GoW.

Destroying Nato's bombs in MNR.

Basically everything in Demon's Souls. That Big spider is next up for the YT treatment. lol I suck at that game but I love it :)

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:23:37 AM

Yhea World, I realise I made a typo... it should have been "GoWIII" and NOT "GoWII"... eventhough I haven't played "GoWII" or "GoWI" yet... travesty I know :)

I also left out Resistance III for a look out... lets hope they push the envelope with this one...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:44:39 PM

But some announcements call for celebration.

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Temjin001
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:24:10 PM
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Of the announced games I'm most eager to see more of is the new Ace Combat. The new trailer looks nice.

And yes, Crytek has talked up their Crysis 2 game a lot. My skepticism is somewhat held off because it seems that teams who both write their own engines and develop their own games tend to produce decent stuff. Seeing that Crytek is trying to publicize their new CryEngine I expect Crysis 3 to be a showcase title.

I've played the first two Resistance games and I'm also eager and expect it to be shown this next week.

While there was a lot to like about Resistance 2 (some of the best dang FPS guns) could've been a lot more than it was if the team gave it some more TLC.
Levels were pretty hit and miss with me. Some levels like the Chicago plaza firefight were down right amazing. I was hoping to see a lot more of that kind of action. Insomniac has an engine that can really push a lot of objects around and that Chicago firefight experience really stood out for me. I would've loved to see a lot more of such insane action.

Whereas other segments of the game felt sort of rough and unfinished. The Utah desert level desperately cried for some real global HDR that nearly every game this gen has. And while I dig boss fights, a few of the boss battles felt a bit weak. Didn't that flying-bug boss seem unfinished? And for how awesome that huge goliath-juggernaught boss was, the battle felt less like a boss fight and closer to a scripted QTE event. Still, an awesome experience, either way, but I was expecting more of a fight from a gigantic awesome looking boss.
Seeing how well Insomniac handled their last R&C, I have faith that R3 will be the best in the series.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:30:43 PM

What I never understood was why they killed the weapon wheel from R1. A lot of people complain about the regenerating health but to me it made sense to the story since your infection was getting worse. Then they stripped us of some awesome guns like that bubble throwing device and gave us a standard 2 weapon setup in R2, I didn't like that. I wonder where R3 will go with weapons.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:48:56 PM

The whole set up of Fall of Man, I think, was better than the second game. The only thing I preferred about the latter was the story and the way that we found out so much more about Nathan. But yeah, weapons, level design, style. The first had it, the second was more CoD-friendly I think.
Peace.

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Sir Shak
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:35:21 PM
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Ben, if you can, please do a comparison between the 360 and PS3 versions of Mafia II. There have been rumours that this will be another inferior PS3 port published by Take Two.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:59:26 PM

I don't think I'll have access to the 360 version...

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:55:53 AM

I saw multiple billboard advertisements for Mafia II today. I counted eight of them in six different cities.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:14:50 PM

Fluff, you on a road trip or something? How were you in six different cities?

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kraygen
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:52:03 PM

I played the demo for mafia II on ps3, haven't seen 360 version, but the ps3 version looked great to me.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:51:30 PM

No road trip. Um, it's easy to go through cities around here just going from one place to another? Only took about 20 minutes to go through six cities.

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FxTales
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:38:41 PM
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I really would have liked to play Alan Wake. Other than that though there was really nothing else, maybe gears, I enjoyed that too, then U2 came and I forgot all about it.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:44:27 PM
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Thank goodness I'm not interested in too many of the new game announcements. But Bioshock Infinite sounds sweet. Very glad they're crafting a new engine for it. I must get the second some time soon. I'm just waiting to see what's planned for Gamescom next weekend. It's going to be insane.

Insomniacs newest project, I'd love for it to be Resistance 3, but I'm leaning towards thinking it'll be the official unveiling of the multiplatform game, which I'll be disappointed at. Not the game, Insomniac is like Naughty Dog, they can do no wrong, but the fact it's multiplatform. My fingers are crossed for R3 though, and I also have to get ACiT soon too, it's Platinum so when I see it, I'll grab it.

Personal Update:
Still reading through Cholera at a very slow pace.
Still trying to finish this chapter, and really bored with it. It just keeps needing more with the more I write of it. Annoying.
Had a real bad case of vertigo last Saturday through Tuesday, still can't work out the cause. Because of that I only worked two days this past week.
And have moved fulltime onto FFXIII after completing Valkyria Chronicles and posting my review. I've put all together too much time into it, but I'm liking it more than I had expected to. That's about it, I think.
Peace.

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yak4life85
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:50:55 PM
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Really looking forward to Resistance 3. First two were awesome. I actually liked R2 better than Killzone 2.

Personal Update

Just traded Gow 3 for RDR on craigslist. Good deal I think. Can't wait to pop it in.

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booze925
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 10:56:11 PM
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eh... resistance 3 is probably gunna suck like the last 2. ill pass.

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CharlesD
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:59:58 PM

Disagree, I think the first was better than the second. And the second is starting to feel more like a chore than being fun to play. I would be down for R3 if they did it right, and from my point of view that requires a total control overhaul and a very different approach to game-play

Bioshock infinite looks awesome (can't wait for game-play) and I totally forgot about move until it was mentioned here for some reason. Which is especially weird as I do plan on getting it. As for my personal gaming update, getting back into MAG a bit seems like the upgrades rather improved the game. Rediscovering it I guess would be a good way to put it. Nearing the end of FFXIII (story wise) finally.. and Bioshock2 is just about to make it's way up to the daily play list after my second run through of GTAIV.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:00:33 PM
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I might start adding what I'm currently reading in the Week in Reviews, but it won't be for a little while.

Why? I'm reading War and Peace. I'm on Volume 2 (of 3) but even so, it'll take a while to finish so there won't be much in the way of updates, as I only read one book at a time. :)

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Victor321
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:36:13 PM

That'd be interesting Ben, I don't really know what books to read right now, so some of the stuff you're reading may intrigue me ^.^ (even if they're classics or are considered "old", I don't mind at all).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:41:14 AM

I just finished "Who moved my cheese?" and "Chariots of the Gods" now I'm back onto fiction with Douglas Preston's "Blasphemy" It's pretty cool, after the most powerful large hadron supercollider in the world is fired up to 100% and they begin to generate big-bang style energy the computers go fuzzy and then the word "Greetings" appear on the screen.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:00:19 AM

I'm reading Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book. I read his short story compilation and the Graveyard Book is a continuation of what was in my opinion his best short story.

I also just finished Wolf Island by Darren Shan.

I realize these are not "impressive" titles that one would bring to a book club, but I am planning to read The Divine Comedy at some point in the future so I can still be proud of that! ;)

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RadioHeader
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:56:10 AM

I'm reading Demon's Souls strategy guide.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:24:50 AM

That books sounds cool World... now that would be an interesting movie I guess...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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booze925
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:37:00 PM

a good book 2 read would be eugene sledges with the old breed: on peleliu and okinawa

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Victor321
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:33:04 PM
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This past week, I....

1. completed my 2nd playthrough of Dragon Age: Origins! I played as City Elf, Rogue Class, Female Gender. After that, came Awakening of course =P, and in the end, my lovely Lucy ended up being Level 34! I'm going to download the Golems of Amgarrak soon, can't wait (it's also my perfect excuse to dust off my Male Warrior Human Noble ^.^, haven't seen him in a while)!

2. played the occasional Halo 3, MW2, COD:WaW with my brother, along with helping him in DA:O

3. recently got new custom themes and wallpapers for my PS3, am loving them ^.^!

4. learned that my Wii can charge my PS3 controllers when my PS3's off! It was such a huge WTF moment for me lmao! Whether the Wii is on or not it will charge the controllers XD Gone is my pet peeve of my PS3 being unable to charge controllers when it's off, woohoo!

This next week, I'm buying Persona 3:FES and Persona 4 for my good ol PS2, and tomorrow, it shall come down to either The Expendables or The Other Guys. Hmm, which to go for...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:41:57 AM

I lost my male human noble in the hard drive transfer :(

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Victor321
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 11:36:27 AM

=*( We all know he's in a better place now...he's with The Maker my friend, he's with Him...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:18:50 PM

haha, I managed to make him look a lot like me too.

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Kangasfwa
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 11:58:22 PM
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I finished Rise of the Argonauts this past week. Not the best game, but I really enjoyed it. The loose ends kinda bug me and I think there were some lost opportunities with a certain character.

If anyone is curious, RotA is a "narrative game" as I like to think of it. The story is solid, the combat is a little weak (but still fun), and the leveling system is really cool, IMO. RotA is probably in the bargain by now and I would recommend the game for it's story.

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sunspider13
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:35:07 AM
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Not too much that's coming out in September that I would want. Besides GT5, LBP2, and Star Wars: TFU2 nothing is on my radar for the next 2 months. About the only thing that has my interest is if that demo for Duke Nukem is really gonna come out or if it'll retain it's status as legendary vaporware.

I'm looking forward to the Resistance 3 announcement. All i would want from it is them to bring back the weapon wheel. I missed that in R2. If it's not R3 then hopefully it'll be something that will pique my interest. I don't mind so much that Insomniac making a new IP multiplat; keeps their people working and we get to enjoy whatever they come up with.

PGU...Beat Bioshock 2 at the beginning of the week and I did like the story, not as good as the first but it was good. Might go through it again to get some trophies that I missed. I've been messing around with the multiplayer and I've been having fun.

I got FEAR 2 a few days ago and I beat it early this morning. I liked it but it was short so I'm glad I got it for cheap.

I just need 3 more Gold Bolts in R&C:ACiT for that trophy, all of them in The Great Clock. God those new paradox challenges are hard, but when you finally get what to do, the sense of satisfaction is awesome. I also need to beat it on hard to get that trophy and I'll have my 7th platinum, yay go team me, lol.

Other than that I'm thinking of moving to Las Vegas. I have a couple of friends who will put me up until I can get my own place. I'm looking at the job market to see if how long it'll take for me to find enployment. So it'll all depend on that. Need a change of location and just a change. Happy gaming people.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:36:14 AM
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My week in review,

On my PS3....
almost finished with "Hero" Cole, got all the shards & all the dead drops.
Just need to go back & finish 10 more out of the the 21 stunt list.Also have just 2 more of those timed satellite up-link missions to finish as Hero.
But...between my repetitive work, my throttling, clutching, and braking my Harley, plus numerous hours of game-playing, my frigging intermittent carpel tunnel in both wrists has been throwing my timing off & I keep missing those 2 missions from anywhere between a 1/2 to 2 seconds. GRRRRRRR!

Anyway, I decided to set inFamous aside for the moment & play a couple of much more docile games till the pain in my wrist subsides again.

So now I'm doing FEAR-1 right now & then going to do Fear-2.
And hopefully once I'm done with the FEAR factory, then I can go back and kamikaze attack everyone in inFamous as "evil SOB " Cole.


On my double-180 bot-box....
I finished Gears 1 recently & will probably pop in Gears 2 while the 1st story is still fresh in my mind.
Also just picked up 2 double games on the 360 for only $8 total brand new ,so I had to snatch them up
Lego:Indiana Jone/ Kung Fu Panda.
Lego:Batman/ Pure.

So I'll have to steal a few hours here & there somewhere too just to give them a taste-test too.

"So many games out there, so little time"

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johnld
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 2:50:28 PM

yeah, the easiest way to do all the stunts is using good cole. i think he had a power where the enemy would hang in air making some stunts easier to do like hitting them up then dropping that massive thunderbolt on em.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:36:03 AM
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Gimme my new Ace Combat!!!
I'm still holding grudge against Namco for making it 360 exclusive.

Personal gaming update:
Done with MGS4, took me 26 hours to complete it and now replaying again to get the stealth camo.

Also doing my best to get the Big Boss Emblem, and I wanna ask, has anyone here on PSXE got the Big Boss Emblem?

It really sounds nearly nearly impossible.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:59:28 AM

I might go for the BB Emblem eventually, just because. I wish you good luck! Takes balls to go for such a challenging goal!

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:58:06 AM

Thanks but I keep having hard time, one of the hardest time of my gaming life.

Some part were frustrating, like in Act 1, suddenly a PMC soldier popped out from a corner and spotted me.

It's only a matter of time before my frustration explodes.

The Boss Extreme? No kill? No alert? No continue? No use of healing items or special items? All that under 5 hours?

I'll worship whoever got the Big Boss Emblem because you have to be a gaming god to get it.

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:31:46 AM

One of my best friends got it. I was, and remain in awe of him. I couldn't even get through the game on Normal without being seen.
Peace.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:47:32 AM

HE IS GOD!!!.

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:15:51 AM

No, he is just way too into gaming in general. He had a test for his uni course one day and stayed up until four o'clock the evening before playing MGS4. One must admire his dedication though.
Peace.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:35:56 AM

He still got the emblem.

Too bad it's not a trophy so he can't show it off.

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Zorigo
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:16:31 AM

Lawless are we sure we dont have the same friend? matt, white guy, quite tall?
coz the guy im describing did pretty much the same thing. not staying up til 4... no wait he did that. yeah he really is keeeeeeeen. im pretty sure he got every emblem...

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 1:36:41 PM

No, not the same guy.

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___________
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 2:51:58 AM
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i really hope its not resistance 3!
as much as i enjoy resistance i hope its a new IP or even better R&C related!
i read a article today suggesting exactly that, but i have my doubts because insomniac did say ACIT would be the last R&C game for a while.
i really hope it is R&C, by far my favorite series of all time!

on a side note, finished K&L2 today and, well.
i thought it was impossible for this game to disappoint me, because my expectations were so low.
well i was proved wrong!
crap game, and not even 6 hours long!
im done with $E games for good!

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Kowhoho
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:14:48 AM

Don't give up on Versus just yet!

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___________
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:44:56 AM

sorry, but $E is dead to me!
FFXIII was the final nail in the coffin, and K&L2 tied a lead weight to it and dumped it into the Atlantic ocean!

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:48:40 AM

Eidos made K&L remember?

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BikerSaint
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:44:37 PM

K&L2 can't be as bad as Rouge Warrior was.

Frigging bad graphics, bad story, way over the top in cheesy dialog, and the worst game for foul mouthed cursing in every sentence that came out of Marchinko's mouth.

I have to say that in all my years of gaming, I have NEVER played a game that way even came 1/2 as bad as Rouge Warrior sucked.

And if I didn't need it just for collection purposes, I'd 86 it so it can't stink up & infect the other 69 games in my PS3 collection.

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___________
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 8:41:38 AM

they did, but $E released it.
there the publishers, they could of said no its not good enough go back and fix it, but as if they care!

"Frigging bad graphics, bad story, way over the top in cheesy dialog, and the worst game for foul mouthed cursing in every sentence that came out of Marchinko's mouth."
huh?
sounds exactly like K&L2!

OK, maybe im being a little harsh, maybe its not as bad as rouge warrior but its still pretty bad.
best part about the game is the level design.
most games, KZ2 for example have you in a small area, taking cover in front of enemies not giving you much opportunities to flank them or gain a environmental advantage.
K&L2 is quite the opposite, every single level has several rooms, and other ways you can eliminate the enemy.
the level from the demo for example, you can stay on the streets, go into many of the open stores, or climb the stairs and traverse the balconies.
i only WISH KZ2 was that open!

but thats about the best thing about it.
besides the poor graphics, hit detection issues, and control issues the AI is really crap!
for example theres a level where your in a TV store, as i exited and walked onto the street 15 cops came storming in.
now, common sense for them to do would be shoot me because 15 V 1 well i think i know whos going to win!
so what did they do?
every single one ran for cover!
it looks like the AI is not dynamic, its all preset so once the code triggers they go to a preset area and go from there.
enemies dont take advantages they should, allot of times id be out of ammo, or low on health, or at a tactical disadvantage and all the enemies just sit in cover.
also at times enemies would be staring at me like stunned mullets!
a enemy would be facing me, and frozen he would not snap out of his trance till i started shooting him.

im sorry, but K&L2 is one of the buggiest games i have ever played!
its almost like a 8 year old with 2 weeks VB experience coded it!

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cLoudou
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:17:50 AM
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How cool would a 3rd-person Uncharted-esque Resistance be?

That's my guess on what the next Resistance title will turn out. K, maybe it won't go 3rd-person, but I'm guessing it would be pretty sweet, if it did.

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spiderboi
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:36:51 AM

3rd person Resistance? Just play the Resistance game on the PSP. It's quite fun :)

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:16:32 PM

Sounds awesome. I think a third-person survival horror Resistance spin-off would be pretty sweet, those Chimera are pretty freaky.

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Snicket
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:28:35 PM

I became a fan of this playing as Hale in U2 multiplayer. AWESOME!!!!

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 3:31:39 AM
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Thank you guys for kind words.
............................
I've been heavy on LBP lately. (DLC included) I'm trying to collect EVERY item in the game before LBP 2 releases.

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JackC8
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:54:47 AM
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I think I'll probably get Enslaved and maybe Vanquish in October, and then it's GT5 in November. Then I'm looking forward to Dead Space 2 and Deus Ex next year. All the rest will have to wait, I just don't have time. And if their prices go down by the time I get around to them, that'll be very nice :) And Need For Speed Shift 2 is coming at the end of 2011 - that one will definitely be a pre-order too.

Been playing Red Dead Redemption this week. Having a good time with it. Love the atmosphere, and the characters are excellent as well. I accidentally shot a good person last night and then looted the body - Marsten says "Murdered and robbed in the same day, sorry about that." Or something like that LOL.

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Zorigo
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:12:54 AM
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ITS MY bIRTHDAY!!!

sorry just had to ge that out :)

so im not that interested in anything but Bioshock. i need to catch up on the first two.
as with assasins creed... but i suppose i'll have to rent borrow those with so many games already on my radar. and i still wanna get wipeout fury. need to get that... yeah.

and talking of things i need to catch up on.. resistance! it is a shame but i lead a fairly busy life.... and dont exactly have tonnes to spend on games so resistance kind of dropped off.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:18:16 AM

It was my birthday 2 days ago. ;)

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:53:56 AM

Happy birthday guys... I hope you both got spoilt rotten... these are the happier times in this short life... so enjoy it to the full!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:19:55 PM

Lots of PSXE birthdays around this time, hope you guys are having/had a good one.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:58:02 PM

HBD. :)

Actually, August is the month with the most birthdays worldwide, supposedly.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:53:51 PM

That's a great little factoid Ben, I didn't know that... pity mine is in January!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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tlpn99
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:08:36 AM
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Not really in the mood to play anything really at the moment though im not concentrating that much as my mum has been taken into hospital with internal bleeding, she is having the camera sent down her throat today to see what is up. Were awaiting the results now. Fingers crossed they can find it and sort it out.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 9:55:04 AM

So sorry to hear your news about your mother. I hope they sort out what ever is wrong fast. Fingers crossed your mom comes through this safely and soundly...

Q!

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Shams
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:33:27 PM

Prayers and best wishes for her. And be positive for her. She needs that, too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:21:17 PM

I hope it goes well tlpn.

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frylock25
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 12:51:43 PM
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i cant wait to see more about bioshock infinite. that looks super cool. when i have time i am going back through both 1 & 2 again. i love the resistance games so i hope the 3rd one is getting announced.

personal gaming update: not a whole lot. i have been going through quite a lot. i am moving in the next month again. monday i must have picked something up wrong and pinched a nerve cuz i spent that night, all of tuesday and wed morning in bed on a heating pad couldnt even walk. then wed i decided i could not take it any more and went to my buddies to go on a boat with him. 2 hours after i left my mom calls saying my ex showed up at our house with her second kid and it had eaten some kind of pill. my kid was with us so she was safe. turns out the pill was like methadone or something and im finding out that my kids mother has been doing heroine on the weekends when i have my kid. now DCFS is involved and i have to keep my kid until they decide what is going on. this has been a stressful week and as much as i have wanted to do some gaming i have had much larger issues keeping me from my ps3. when i did use my ps3 it was to use it for video confrencing so i could tell multiple people at once what is going on with my kid.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 2:29:34 PM
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resistance 2 wasn't that great in my opinion, definitely not the 9.5 (i think) that you gave it, although that's just my opinion

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Temjin001
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 2:53:09 PM

Wow, I didn't realize the game was given a 9.5
That's high.

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kraygen
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:02:17 PM
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I'm still playing dark cloud 2 and loving it. I missed a lot of old games and so I'm buying them up and enjoying every minute of it.

To save some money, I've decided not to buy games at release any more. I've missed so many games I can buy games for $20 or less and enjoy them just as much as a $60 game. So while I may be playing the latest and greatest, it won't be until most ppl haven't played them in a long time, but it'll save me some money and it actually means I'll get to play more games.

There are a lot of games I'm looking forward to, but I'll be playing the waiting game. At least my wallet is good for learning patience even if it isn't good for much else. lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:22:16 PM

Dark Cloud was my first PS2 game, somehow I missed out on DC2.

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Temjin001
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 5:39:35 PM

I hear you there Kraygen. Outside of Nintendo's published games (it's odd seeing SMG and SMG2 sitting side by side at walmart for a full $50 each), video-games tend to drop in price, and fast, too. It's hard to lay down a full $60 when I know I can get the game for $40, or so, within a few months, and even less if I wait a bit longer. Heck, I picked up Bayonetta 360 for $24 a few months ago and that game released in, what, February?

And DC2 was a game I wished I could've spent more time on. From what I did play, it was well polished a quite detailed.


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kraygen
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 2:49:49 PM

my bad, just realized I said dark cloud 2, I'm still playing dark cloud, dark cloud 2 is actually next on my list.

That's what I get for posting stuff when I'm half asleep.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:21:47 PM
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Hey Ben, I'm replaying Suikoden V... jealous?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:58:23 PM

No, but only because I already finished it and got all the SoDs. ;)

Great game.

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Kokushi
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:39:01 PM
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Infinite Bioshock looks great,

Personal gaming update:

Got my first platinum (uncharted 1) last Friday, beating the game on crushing was difficult but worth it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 4:46:03 PM

well done old bean, still workin on my first. I usually just play the story and then move on, but when you love the game a ton it's worth it.

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tlpn99
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 6:49:09 PM
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Thanks guys found out today it's an ulcer now the Dr's are gonna find out what they can do for it for her. Least now we know.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:12:36 PM

My mom had bleeding ulcers too, it's a bitch but they can get them under control.

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Hezzron
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 7:44:42 PM
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I got the platinum trophies for Red Dead Redemption and Rogue Warrior this weekend.

Talk about two extremes in quality!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:09:40 PM

You Platinumed Rogue Warrior...? Are you masochistic? LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 8:19:32 PM

You must not have done anything else, including sleep.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 @ 9:49:49 AM

Ben - Ha! It was painful.

World - The trophies popped this weekend, but I've been playing them for a while.

Biker - RW is probably the worst game out there. I should do a review here as a warning to all. It'd be like a community service.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 11:05:26 PM
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Playing Rouge Warrior was a pure stinker, & I'd rather pull on a angry skunks tail than have to suffer through that odoriferous stench again to try & get my first platinum(I want inFamous to be my 1st plat)!!!

Anyway, you can see the rest of my comments about RW in my last post above this one.

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