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Ben's Week In Review: November 28

Wow...I might finally be able to play games I want to play now. The review blitz appears to be over.

CoD Online BETTER remain free

And I don't say that because I play it online a lot; in fact, I don't ever play it nor do I intend to. I say it because considering the situation, the publisher absolutely positively does not need added income on top of the $1 billion+ each installment generates. Modern Warfare 2 topped that ridiculous number and after $650 million in the first week for Black Ops, I'm sure the latest entry will move into the absurd billion-dollar range. Yes, EA has their Online Pass but when it comes to Call of Duty specifically, I can't imagine why Activision would need to monetize the online play. So when I heard a big boss say they would "never charge" for said service, I sort of went, "...yeah, and you better not. Hell do you need it for?" Yes, we all know Activision likes money, but all publishers like money.

I have no problem with Black Ops (besides the fact that they released a somewhat shoddy product in terms of technical polish), but I do have a problem with needless money hunting in the face of gigantic revenue numbers. I can't wait for them to try to convince us they're losing money on the cost of maintaining the servers for CoD online. As if the DLC and overall profit stream isn't enough. I'm just waiting.

Not sure if I'll ever care about Mass Effect

You would think I'd love it, if only because of the lack of RPGs I really want to play this generation. And I admit I didn't try the sequel, although I'll probably try to review it next year when it comes to the PS3. But the original really left a bad taste in my mouth - I still say it's little more than a mediocre third-person shooter combined with an okay story and a few RPG elements - and that remains. Everyone is excited over the possibility of a Mass Effect 3 teaser video at the Spike VGAs, but I'm having trouble caring. Maybe it's just because I still prefer the traditional sword 'n staff setting rather than the sci-fi theme. After all, I can't wait for Dragon Age II...but those games play very differently, don't they? They also feature very different design styles and environments, so...

But maybe my mind will change when I try ME2, and then I can get all hyped up for ME3. For the time being, I'll stick with Dragon Age and Fable III.  No turn-based in sight but whatever.

Personal gaming update

As I said before, the deluge of new releases has finally abated and I can play three games I actually want to play: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fable III and Gran Turismo 5. I haven't started the latter but I'm knee deep in Brotherhood and I know for a fact I'll have to finish it before focusing on something else. I'm actually thinking that something else might be Fable III rather than GT5...the racer will take up a lot of my time, and I'm really aching to play an RPG. Besides, I've got almost two months until the next game that I want hits store shelves (Dead Space 2), so time shouldn't be an issue. I played the first hour of Fable III just to get a look at it. I have no comments just yet but I do have high hopes.

And maybe, just maybe, if everything goes smoothly and I have plenty of time, I'll pick an old-school RPG to go through again. I was actually thinking about DQVIII or Suikoden III...

11/27/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (74 posts)

JCARROLL
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:21:36 PM
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I should have also started on brotherhood before GT5 because it might be months before I get to play it now, what with GT5s brilliance

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AcHiLLiA
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 2:44:47 PM

I don't like the new Mercedes Benz, the way the doors open, just looks stupid.

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frostface
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:25:06 PM
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Modern Warfare 2 topped that ridiculous number and after $650 in the first week for Black Ops, I'm sure the latest entry will move into the absurd billion-dollar range?

Am I reading that wrong? $650 in the first week? Typo? lol

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Highlander
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:26:29 PM

I suspect that'll be $650 million...well, I *hope* that's what it means...

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frostface
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:29:45 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure thats what he meant. I really wasn't sure if I was just reading it wrong lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:55:17 PM

That would be great if a CoD earned six hundred fitty bones only.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:51:30 AM

Yes, fixed.

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Highlander
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:26:00 PM
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PGU

GT5, GT5, GT5, GT5, GT5,....

Oh, and Hexyz Force on the PSP, which I'm playing when not near the PS3.

Ben, if you have a PSP handy and want an old skool JRPG, Hexyz Force provides, and doesn't really worry about being a bit of a dungeon crawler with a turn based combat system and some item synthesis.

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frylock25
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 9:57:07 PM
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PGU: i got singularity from gamefly and played it. i really enjoyed that game. it has a very bioshock feel to the game play but its an awesome game. i thought the story and gameplay was great. shame the multiplayer is dead.

i picked up gt5 and honestly i love it. i am amazed with the game. i brought it to my buddies house for thanksgiving just to prove it exists lol. we played for like 4 hours. then i got home and pretty much redid the things i did at his house and didnt care. i love driving in this game. b-spec mode is pretty cool watching the game drive for you. i am completly happy with this game.

if anyone wants to race at some point add me

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:01:24 PM
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I'm gonna try ME2 cuz I like RPGs and Sci Fi/Space Operas. But they can think again if they expect me to pay full price for it.

I wouldn't get too excited for Fable III Ben, I haven't played it, but I hear that it devolves into fetch quests to get things to make people like you and join your cause. I liked the first one though so who knows.

I just finished Crisis Core, man that was the first Prequel to anything that I really enjoyed, that was better than anything that SE has put out for this generation of consoles. So epic. For my turn based fix I got Crimson Gem Saga. Just beat Bioshock for the second time and the good ending. I kinda wanna replay New Vegas, but there's other games I haven't even gotten to yet. Good thing I don't get any new ones till Xmas.

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Victor321
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:45:35 AM

You will pay full price for it World, but it will come with a lot of DLC, worth approximately $30. I think there's a good chance of a lot of free DLC included in the game, because since I have ME2 for 360 (multi-console owner ^.^), I downloaded free weapons and armor, a free character and vehicle+missions for it. Although it's not implied in #2, all the DLC I've downloaded for free will no doubt be important in #3 (especially the DLC character).

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:52:33 AM

So? Aren't you reminded of Suikoden? A lot of those 108 SoDs were only obtained by "fetch quests." I have no problem with it. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 3:07:33 PM

I don't mind them either, but if it's true what they say and that is ALL the game is once you become Das Furher, then it might not be so great. I can't say of course, in fact I'd like to hear your impressions once you finish it.

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 4:52:20 PM

Crisis Core is on my hit list.

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Temjin001
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:08:43 PM
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Ben, you sure you want to be vouching to review ME2 when you openly admit to not liking the series, or sci-fi? I'm not suggesting you're biased, but it just seems that it would go without say that a critic of a game should have at least a neutral disposition for the game they're reviewing. But I dunno, It just seems that way to me.
Basically, I wouldn't want a big time Virtua Fighter player who openly admits to disliking Tekken to be reviewing the next big Tekken game. If you get my meaning.
And the other PSXe reviewer, John Shepard, kinda has first dibs, don't you think? =p

And I happen to really have liked ME1's story... grrrr!

As for the other topics...
I don't really care if CoD goes pay to play. I guess as a matter of principle, I wouldn't want CoD serving as a catalyst to cause most every game to become pay to play online... so boo! on pay to play!

I'm installing GT5 onto my PS3 HDD. I just wanted to install the huge installation and download any current updates before Christmas day.

There's two major points I think are significant about GT5.
Simulators and physics work best on PS3 compared to the console competition. Some here may know already, but the PS3 is a FLOPS powerhouse. So much so, scientists purchased PS3's by the pallete just to calculate their crazy alogorythms. No other peice of hardware at the time could crunch as many flointing point operations as the PS3 could at that price point. This alone makes it superior from a hardware perspective. Forza players may cry that their game is de-coupled from the screen refresh rate at 360hz, but that doesn't mean the physics calculations are more precise. In fact, one of my favorite tracks in GT5 Prologue was the Daytona course. It was so awesome because of those subtle undulations in the road surface. At higher speeds, a player really had to focus holding their car steady from breaking traction even on straight ways. Before GT5 Prologue, I never experienced this before in any racer. It suggests to me that the physics engine is insanely ahead of it's class by this alone. And the Nissan 370z feels so much more convincing in GT5 Pro than it does in Forza 3.

Secondly, I think GT5 paints a good example of the production and time constraints that devs face this console generation. That is, GT5's 200 premium cars are meticulously detailed to a level that no other game has achieved. Yet, so many critics seem to criticize the game because not all 1000+ cars are premium. I'm sorry, you guys don't get it. The breadth of the GT series is so massive that in order to get every last car to premium grade you'd have had to wait twice as long. Not to mention, that Sony would've had to spend that much more to produce it. It just becomes way too economically suicidal to try and make money on the series at that point. Do we remember Sega's last multi-million dollar game that went way over budget in production? It was revealed that shortly before Shenmue launched on DC, Sega realized they'd have to sell two copies of Shenmue to every one DC owner before they'd make a profit on the game... sorry, that's putting yourself on the fast track to failure.. and we all know where Sega ended up.

Anyway, I scored some great deals on awesome PS3 games this week. Uncharted Drake's Fortune $4, Infamous $15, Joe Danger $7.50, and, well, Dragon's Lair....I just had to finally play it. Since I was a child I wanted to play it. Now that I have... well... it's got a lot of charm and great animation =)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:53:50 AM

I review all sorts of things that aren't my bag. Flight sims, for instance. My personal preference has very little bearing on an overall score; trust me. I couldn't care less about Black Ops, but it's worthy of the 8.8 I gave it, IMO.

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 3:28:35 PM

aww, well, you had me fooled with Black Ops. Here I thought you liked that game. Especially considering that even after you did your review you took the time to finish the game on your own time.
We all need some twitch'n fun from time to time =)

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bloody_rootz
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:09:21 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
my t.v has just called it quit's on me!!!no gaming for awhile. BABY JESUS NO!

i have an older style t.v but i refuse to play my ps3 on it. it is just no the same and i will be insulting any game i play on it haha.

ive been searching on the net for my next t.v so far im pretty keen on getting a 50 inch SAMSUNG 8000 series plasma. i seen them in the store before and the picture quality was stunning. and they now have 3D compatibility, and it is now around 2000 bucks so not as expensive as i thought.

does anyone have any suggestions on a quality t.v that wont severly cripple my bank account?? cheer's.

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PasteNuggs
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:53:37 PM

I bought my 48" Toshiba Regza 2 years ago for $1400 and I love it. I'm not the only one who thinks it is a good setup. It was the top ranked LCD t.v. in the 2010 consumer report book or whatever it is.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:57:27 PM

bloody_rootz,
I'm not sure how these Mitsubishi's stack up to that Samsung you're looking at, but they are much cheaper,
Plus these are all 3D TVS.

You can check out their spec differences out here...

At Circuit City...

Mitsubishi 65" 3D Ready Home Cinema DLP TV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 3 HDMI
Price: $1,299.99

http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=6277536&sku=M402-6528
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This same exact deal is also at Tiger Direct.....

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6277536&SRCCODE=BIZRATE&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjCmtB5ObkkzCjCVqHCjCdwwp&cpncode=23-118715278-2

Plus these other deals are at Tiger Direct too...

Mitsubishi WD65638 65" 3D Ready Home Cinema DLP TV and Pinnacle TV6073 Plasma LCD DLP Stand Bundle
Price: $1,499.98


Mitsubishi WD73638 73" 3D Ready Home Cinema DLP TV - 1080p, 1920x1080, 16:9, 3 HDMI
Price: $1,799.99

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6277547&csid=_23



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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:54:50 AM

My LCD died earlier this year...sadly, these panel screens just aren't anywhere near as reliable as we would've liked.

I hear LED isn't quite so prone to the same problems, but they're still too new to be 100% sure just yet...

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 3:36:37 PM

LCD and LED TV's are virtually the same other than the lighting standard they use. LCD TV's have traditionally used cold cathode fluorescent lights as a back lighting technology. LED TV's, on the other hand, still use LCD technology but the backlighting is LED instead of CCFL. LED's consume far less power (thus generating less heat, thus enabling thinner panels) LED's are also proven to vastly out last CCFL technology. The advantage of LED's boil down to brightness, longevity, and decreased power consumption. It's the long term wiser investment.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 11:12:24 PM

Okay, good. :)

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:10:55 PM
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Dont get your hopes up for ME2. I liked ME, but i couldnt stand ME2. They made a big deal about how easy it was to control your team but in every fire fight i would end up killing everyone before my team even realized i had my gun out.

I really want Fable 3, but i'll wait for the pc version. Higher resolution, better effects, and community mods. I love pc gaming.

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KilloWertz
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 2:54:21 PM

Couldn't disagree more. While I loved the original, I thought Mass Effect 2 was better. The teammates were definitely helpful for me. In my opinion, the game is one of the best of the year. Not spoiling anything, but the final battle and ending were epic.

I think it's worth getting excited about for people who don't own both consoles. It never hurts to have another great game on the PS3 to go with all the rest of the great games.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:16:24 PM
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Yeah, if Activision thinks that they can get away with charging for CoD online, I will riot. Not because I really care, but because the revenue they get out of each iteration in that franchise is greater than the GDP of a small country... Downright ridiculous, and I can't abide by it.

I might be interested in ME3, but I've got a backlog two or three hundred hours long, so it'll take a year on Pluto for me to catch up. I'm alright with buying shorter games, because you can blitz them in little more than a week, but when you've got a game that'll take fifty hours or more to get through the campaign... No.

Personal Update:
Finished Bioshock 2, posted the review, it's over there <<< somewhere. Also playing GoW:GoS again when I feel like ripping a few things to pieces.
Still going on Dorian Gray, and loving the philosphical nature and views of it. It was hard to get into after the humorous style of Catch-22, but it's all good.
And GT5... Need more be said? Matter of fact, I'm going back to it now. Fare thee well.
Peace.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:56:35 AM

PRU (Personal Reading Update): Finished The Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas) and will start D.H. Lawrence's "Women in Love" next week. After "Three Musketeers," I knew Dumas could tell a great story and I was right. :)

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Lawless SXE
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:09:17 AM

I read the Count of Monte Cristo years ago... Unfortunately it didn't stay with me, so I may have to pick it up again sometime. And The Three Musketeers is a timeless classic. And I've never heard of Women in Love, but have heard of D.H. Lawrence... lemme check... Lady Chatterly's Lover. That was another one I was tossing up purchasing last time, but I bought Dorian Dorian Gray instead.
Peace.

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Fane1024
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 3:24:33 PM

I've read some Lawrence but, perhaps surprisingly as they are his best known works, neither Lady Chatterly nor Women In Love. I have seen the movies, though. 8P

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Milonakis
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:43:20 PM
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The new racing wheel for Gran Turismo is soooo sweet. It's so much better of a game with the wheel. Thinking the $300 wheel with the clutch pedal and 5 speed shifter might be something worth upgrading to.

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frylock25
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:24:37 PM

i am really wanting a wheel now with gt5. i have been wanting the $300 logi wheel figured i would save for it. do you have a gripe with the one you have now?

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DUNDEAL79
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:11:49 PM
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new to the site and loving it great cmmunity. please dont kill me but liking NFS much more then GT5. GT5 just seems so slow.

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frylock25
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:22:57 PM

welcome to the site.

just think of it this way, nfs is an arcade racer while gt5 simulates real life. it may be slower paced but it cant be matched in realism.

either way they are both good games and there is nothing wrong with your preference.

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DUNDEAL79
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:57:38 PM

makes sense same but differnt kind of games both good in differnt ways.

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Qubex
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 6:30:52 AM

Lol Dundeal... that made me laugh... actually, I am enjoying NFS Shift thoroughly at the moment.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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oldmike
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:19:09 PM
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fable 3 was a big let down to me they dumbed it down so much

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DUNDEAL79
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:37:00 PM
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Some quick questions,how do you reply?how do you get rid of the ads covering the articals? PGU NFS so sick,GT5,Halo Reach,Black POS,Madden,Fifa,and always Killzon2 multiplayer best online shooter EVER!

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:51:25 PM

There should be an icon like an envelope under the date of the comment (and the poster's name). It should also say "Reply". Click it and you should see "In reply to the post you clicked" under the comment box.

BikerSaint has reported that the "Reply" button disappears on him sometimes and no one knows why, so if you can't see it, maybe that's happening to you too.

p.s. there are also buttons there for "Report" and, on your own posts, for "Edit" and "Delete".



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DUNDEAL79
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:54:37 PM

thanks Fane found it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:19:36 AM

I use FireFox and AdBlockPlus is a godsend app that can be downloaded for free.

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wakkaoaka
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:01:07 AM
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busy busy busy. instead of charging for online play i think they would be better off creating DLC's, like silly little things like a panda suit for $1.00. Charging for online play wouldnt be good, you need as many players as possible to help keep the community alive and attractive.

mmm yay time for women of ninja warrior <3

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booze925
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:01:58 AM
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i agree that CoD BETTER remain free. i love it, but i would REFUSE to pay a fee just to play.
theres other alternatives that i support equally or even more so like BC2(which i LOVE) KZ2, UC2 or RDR that are free.
if CoD ever gets a fee, i will drop all support i have for it.
btw battlefield bad company 2 vietnam... anyone as excited as i am?

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:15:02 AM
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Fane,

Yeah, It drives me "Nucking Futs"

For me, that reply button actually winds missing on quite a lot of posts, & if someone has already used it just once, it has completely disappeared on me


Soooo, unfortunately for me(and all of you readers out there in monitorland), I wind up having to scroll down until I can find the next available reply button still there(belonging to a completely different poster), & just do my reply from that one.

GRRRRRRRR!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:21:56 AM

So THATS why you wind up posting all over the place, I was wondering about that. Does it vanish altogether or is it there but the image isn't loading? Cuz you should check to see if the pointer becomes a finger when you mouseover. And get yourself some firefox if you don't use it already.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:50:03 AM

Bikersaint, the same thing happened to me on another site (syracuse.com). I finally switched from IE to Chrome, and then to Firefox. I haven't had any problems since. I use Firefox because AdBlock Plus is a godsend. Best browser add-on ever.

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Alienange
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:50:33 AM

BikerSaint - You're aware the reply button is only on the initial comment? Those below the original comment don't get reply buttons.

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Fane1024
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 3:29:05 PM

@ Alienange

I was going to post that as well, but as much as BikerSaint is on here and as much as this problem annoys him, I assumed that he realized that. Plus, I think I've seen him be a second (or later) reply.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:52:14 AM
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I have a pre-order fully paid for for Dead Space 2. I even dl'ed and got all the trophies for that bad hacking/puzzle game. I'm pumped for Dead Space 2.

After I beat that, I might give ME2 a shot. Definitely needs to be in the $30 range for me to pick it up, though.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 8:11:44 PM

World,
It's strange, the reply button is just missing altogether on only the posts that were already replied on by someone else, & it's like that button was never there to begin with(but I can still see the yellow triangle spam button even in those posts where the reply button is missing. And running my mouse over the spot where it should be doesn't do anything(no pointing finger icon), so my mouse doesn't detect even a hidden presence of the button,
Damned Gremlins!

Matter of fact, your reply & the next 3 posts down after yours had no reply button either, so I had to make this reply from the next post after them that still had a reply button, which was "GuernicaReborn"'s post.

It's always been this way for me ever since I first joined the site & using Windows. But I had changed over to Mozilla's FireFox when we first started getting those intrusive ads(which I already had a heated argument with that "self-absorbed, thinks-he-knows-it-all" Spartan twit over in our forum), & the missing reply button is still the same problem.

This is the only site & forums that I've ever encountered this weird missing reply button problem, and believe me, I've been of at least a 100+ sites & assorted forums over the years, so I know it's not me.

BTW, I've left very many posts on this very same complaint in a lot of prior posts dating back about my replies being all over the place during the last 2 years, but nobody from the site, or the webmaster himself, ever get's back to me about finding a cure or temporary fix for this problem.

So since they haven't cared about it, then "F" it, and I'm certainly not going to get my panties all wadded up in a bunch over it either, LOL

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 8:30:37 PM

GuernicaReborn,
Thanks, but I had already switched over to FireFox last year when those $$&#^$%& intrusive ad's started infecting the posts, & it's still continuing to happen(BTW, I switched to FF just for that very AdBlock Plus, yeah very good program).

So I just feel there's no sense for me to keep changing over to any more browsers.
It' the site's problem, not mine, so I/you/we/or anybody else, shouldn't be the ones who have to keep trying to find the cure-all for whatever is ailing it.

Alienange,
It that right?
OK, I understand that & I always do that if I'm replying to that poster & their button's there.
But that makes no sense at all to me if I'm trying to post to one of the other posters who's already replied to the original poster.
And I've never seem another site where you couldn't direct your post exactly to that very person you wanted it to go to. And I've never seen another site that didn't have a button to everyone's post for that very same reason.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:58:14 AM
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*feels the wind pass me buy*

That's my PGU, those night race tracks, I can't get enough of them.

I feel like I can take on the world when I race in those tracks...

GT5's beautiful, the gameplay is so addictive and so well done *bows*

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Alienange
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:59:44 AM
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Black Ops was just ok. I had gotten my hopes up but alas the game was developed by Treyarch and those boys, although capable, just don't get it.

The technical problems just lead to multiple facepalms during the campaign. But let me ask Treyarch a question. You made a game called Black Ops and not once, not ONCE, do you pick up a sniper rifle.

What the hell ?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 2:14:31 AM

"Beige Ops" didn't sound as good :)

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___________
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:08:14 AM
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honestly cant see antivision charging for online, no one has really done it yet besides M$ so i cant see that changing.
plus imagine the backlash they would get, MW2 did not have dedicated servers and the sh*t hit the fan so imagine what would happen if they started charging for online!

I was at a family function last night, talking to a few family members trying to get a grip on what sony would be announcing at the VGAs.
im starting to think it will be sly 4, since the trailer was in the collection and sucker punch did not do the collection.
so that hints to the same developers doing sly 4 instead of SP, and that would make more sense if SP were working on it they would not announce it yet because it would overshadow there other game infamous 2.

I seriously hope it is not sly 4, as much as i want it i already know its coming so i dont want a announcement, i want a announcement of something we dont know thats coming.
number 1 pick would be finally a ps3 syphon filter game!
one of the most popular playstation franchises, the best game on the PSP, and one of the very few series to still be exclusive to playstation since its creation most of the others sony killed off like spyro, crash ect.
i am 100% positive there is a new syphon filter in the making since there has been heaps of rumors that is what sony bend is working on and the last game they made was resistance retribution which released in 08.
so what have they been doing for the past 2+ years?

if not than number 2 pick would be a new medievil game.
again sony cambridge has not released a game in a long time, they made the original and again there has been lots of rumors of them doing a new medievil game.
SIR DANIEL IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

number 3s a long stretch, but the host of the VGAs gave a little wink saying who said sonys exclusive wont be at the VGAs?
than that trailer of a zombie game crept up.
further research its apparently a resident evil game, now slant six were rumored to be making a new RE game, which was rumored to be MP as we all know crapcom wont release a exclusive game, all they want is $$$$$$$$.
yea sony did say exclusive reveal, but read that properly.
ps3 exclusive reveal could mean reveal of a ps3 exclusive OR it could mean exclusive reveal of a MP game but there only showing the ps3 version for now.
meaning this is the first place you will see it, ps3 exclusive reveal does not always mean the game is exclusive too ps3.
got to learn how to read in between the lines, see past the PR talk.

4 would be the return of the getaway and 8 days!
these will eventually come out, sony spent millions on these and there apparently both around 70% done so there not going to put all that money, effort into them than throw it away.

5 is a pipe dream, but eh we can all dream cant we?
a reboot of crash bandicoot helmed by ND!
that would make me the happiest thing alive!
nothing could make me happier, than to see my favorite developer return to my favorite series!
than theres crashes official site, a article went up on there lately apologizing for the lack of updates but promises what is probably the biggest update the site has ever seen! coming mid december.
thats a little close too the VGAs for my liking!
oooooooooooooooooh, im starting too feel 6 years old all over again!

6 maybe im a crackpot and am reading too much into this, and it will be new news on a known game.
or a massive disappointment like it always is!

but eh, im in a optimistic mood for a change. so fingers crossed its not!

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 5:00:29 AM

You get to have gaming discussions at family functions?! That's awesome! Under threat of the expulsion of me, my kids and my kids' kids and anyone they associate with, I am not to mention gaming when I cross the threshold of any family function...

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___________
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 6:38:55 AM

huh, guess im lucky almost everyone i know loves games!
except my parents, which is why i did not get too play many N64 games because gaming was considered the devil.
i remember having my cuz over when i was 6, getting up at 4 in the morning so we could play games that he brought over.
would take shifts, one keeps a eye out and the other plays and shift every half hour.
ahhh, good times, good times.

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 4:41:28 AM
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The 360 love weekend didn't go as planned, but I did get to play alot of Alan Wake. What interrupted the love was mega love heaped on Donkey Kong Country Returns. Fantastic. Fantastic. Fantastic. Kudos to Retro Studios. As far as exclusives go, I think Nintendo wins this year.Heavy Rain is still the best to me, but the Wii for the first year since I've owned it has had more GREAT exclusives than the competition. Excited for Epic Mickey this week. Iponied up the extra money for the collector's edition. Think it had a cool statue or something. On the PS3, it's been Majin and The Forsaken Kingdom. I can't say enough good things about this game. Great gameplay and a welcome change from the killing (Black Ops, Splatterhouse, Castlevania,etc) The graphics remind me of SotC in that if you look at SotC from a technical standpoint, it wasn't great. But if you stepped back and just appreciated what they were trying to accomplish, it was beautiful. And more love to Namco Bandai, I got Pacman Championship DX from PSN, spent a few hours with it. It's awesome. Wasn't done there, I finished the lovefest with the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC for Enslaved. I really liked the character from the Enslaved game proper, but this side story gives some great insight into him. And the gameplay is totally different than playing with the stoic Monkey. Gripe of the week: I went to put time into Battlefield Bad Company 2 and there was a mandatory 2 gig install. No doubt it's for the upcoming Vietnam expansion, but I wasn't going to buy that. Didn't mind it for Fight Night 4 because I planned on buying all that DLC, but now I feel almost obligated to buy it to justify the space taken. This is almost as bad as the sneak install Darksiders diD, where on the back of the box it says 3mb needed, but the game swipes as much available space up to 4 gigs without warning. If I had the space, no big deal, but fitting 140 retail PS3 games on a 250 gig hard drkve is a constant juggling act, especially with a mainstay like MGS4 taking up 7 by itself... anyways, let me go finish out the Thanksgaming weekend.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 6:07:43 AM
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Been playing Castlevania and I gotta say, the game is just goddamn AWESOME.
The battle mechanic is well done, aside from camera issues, this is a great game and if you're into actions, this game is for you.

Now if only there's a patch to enable camera controls or implement it in the sequel.

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Qubex
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 6:33:46 AM

I haven't bought it yet because of that annoyance :(

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Snaaaake
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 7:15:51 AM

Don't let that stop you from buying the game, after Lords of Shadows, I've become a Castlevania fan now.

Next is probably buying Syhmphony of the night from PSStore.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:16:42 PM

I don't get the Castlevania LOS hate. The game looks and plays insanely well.

An amazing 3D transition. 2D Castlevania is something else. People shouldn't go expecting a full crazy 2D world. They should expect a cinematic story-filled Castlevania that strives in showing all the action in a way 2D Castlevania never could.

Seriously insane and fun.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 3:10:08 PM

Mine awaits me for Xmas, can't wait.

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 4:50:11 PM

It is awesome. I did a user-review( fair warning, it's somewhat rushed. i see all kinds of errors now in it doh!) I'm glad it at least squeaked past 1 million in sales. The sequel is already under way. And the ending is uber awesome and surprising. I'll probably snag this one when it goes for less.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 6:54:16 AM
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My PGU:
Playing fifa10 on legendary with manual controls = hell. Honestly, I can go from 5-0 up to losing 5-6. You had better not be near me when that happens XD

Apart from that mainly KZ3 beta. Immensly good...2 v 2 fights with exo-skeleton is epic. This beta alone has sealed a D1B for me. Fix up the framerate (gets pretty bad in the draw distance) and you got yourself best looking game on the PS3...imagine this in 1080p 0_o

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JackC8
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 7:56:30 AM
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I'm sort of excited about Mass Effect 2, but I'll definitely be waiting for the reviews. I couldn't stand the framerate on Dragon Age Origins (doubly inexcusable considering the graphics were PS2 quality), and I won't be buying anything else from Bioware unless it's technically competent. At least not before it hits the bargain bin.

I'm hugely psyched for Dead Space 2. Already pre-ordered. Dead Space was probably my favorite game of all time.

I'm currently playing GT5. I dunno. GT4 was awesome back in the day, but this just seems such an archaic throwback that I'm getting a bit tired of it. I'd like to take one of the nice cars I've bought and race it, but I've already raced them in the 3 events that are available for them, numerous times. Seems like I spend a third of my time in the menus, endlessly checking the used car lot for some Japanese jalopy I can spend a quarter million modifying so it's vaguely competitive in some race I need to complete in order to finish off some series. And the AI cars...good lord. They're not even programmed to recognize the existence of a human-controlled car in their midst. They drive right into you and continue driving into you until they've performed a PIT maneuver on you, then the brainless automatons behind plow straight into you at full throttle, one after another. It makes it really damned hard to "race" when everybody else is playing demolition derby. And that's just totally unacceptable in 2010.

I dunno. I wouldn't mind if I could just get on the Nurburgring (even in arcade mode) and buy a nice variety of cars to race against some suitable competition, but who knows what level I need to get up to before that's possible.

We'll see how it goes I guess. The game's got a lot of great things about it, but when you're spending so much time in menus or waiting for some car that you have no interest in to eventually show up in the used car lot so you can buy it for some event you need to complete, it gets old.

Maybe I'll go back to F1 2010. Now THAT was some racing.

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 9:20:20 AM

Agree with you on GT5. 60 million and 5 years will get you great graphics and detail so that's expected. But that's about all that seems updated for GT5, IMO. Now this is from a 2 hour play session at a friend's house so, admittedly, I may be missing something. But she DID go all out to impress me with it. She didn't take the question of 'How she knows the physics are spot on if she's never actually driven the cars in real life' to well, either. Murdered me with her eyes, she did. I'm not sure how Polyphony can't manage to nail damage, either.

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SmokeyPSD
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 11:10:44 AM

The damage gets layered in as you level up... Not like you could see it to begin with.

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Shams
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 7:59:48 AM
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PGU: Finished VC. Loved it. Playing Folklore, now for the first time, and digging the Dolby (Simulated) Surround Sound through my newly acquired Turtle Beach DPX21 headset. That would be really cool if we had gear reviews here at Psxextreme. The NOX audio headset seems to be the most economical, but I don't know how they perform.

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spiderboi
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 11:20:19 AM
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PGU: GT5 baby! thanks for a surprise addition in my payroll, I was able to get this bad boy. While i can't boast that i'm a very good driver (arcade ty[e racings suits me better such as MNR), I'm enjoying GT5. My only gripe? As with other GT games--shaving those extra 0.005 seconds to nab that gold in those license tests. It can get pretty frustrating at times. But don't worry GT5, i still love you...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 11:10:34 PM

You'd lose respect in someone because they don't like what you like? ...do you have ANY friends?

I never once said I thought ME2 was a bad game. I haven't played it; I'll reserve judgment.

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DemonNeno
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:34:35 PM
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oh boy.. I can't seem to stop my gt5 itch for anything! It's all I want to do! Haha... It's very interesting to see how the physics have changed. My gripe with my logo gt wheel its getting a better launch from cars. I sure could use a clutch peddle to feather out of the hole, but such is life. Heel toe still works once I got myself part the missing peddle..

The emphasis on slow in/out fast has multiplied ten fold. It's fun and frustrating. Head tracking doesn't work at a 5 foot distance, although I wouldn't actually use it if it did.

Ben, I would imagine ME2 will indeed change your mind. Perhaps not a flawless game, but definitely offers quite a bit. I wasn't as excited about sexual interactions, but whatever... It seemed to be the hype a lot of virgins were looking for! Haha...

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PS3_Mom
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 2:36:38 PM
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Black Ops better not charge for online access! It disconnects constantly. It does not work well at all. I thought the MAG 2.0 update was frustrating, but this is worse. I am trying to be patient and understand it is new and about a billion people are trying to play. But being the first one to charge and have crappy service would not work.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 9:35:22 PM
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My PGU is full of good news/bad news at this moment now...

The good news...

I'm still well into GTA4, over 130 hours so far playing around doing the side quests before I actually finish the last 25% of the story mode.

The bad news...

A new group of investor's have just bought my casino, and they're chopping jobs throughout all the Casino & hotel departments.
The latest rumor is that starting tomorrow, they going to go through my gaming department & chop away 20% of the dealers on all 3 shifts before the holiday season, so from now till then, my own job is in serious jeopardy.

The good news....

I already bought 6 more games a couple days ago before I head this rumor.

The bad news....

I guess I should refrain from buying any more before I know whether or not I'm safe from their chopping block.

The good news...

If I become history at my job, I'll just go on unemployment for a while & get started on Borderlands, GTA:Episodes From Liberty City, Deadly Premonition, Alan Wake, and the Just Cause2 that LV lent me.

The bad news.....

Now at 58, I don't want to start looking for another job all over again, from one that I've already held on to for the last 21 years
And also whittle down some more from my huge backlog of other games.

The good news....

I'll now have more time to whittle down my huge backlog of other games.
And I just signed up for the 31 day free trial of Netflicks & have added over 250 movies into my "instant queue', so now I need to start a whole new marathon of movie watching to my list of "to-do" too.

The bad news...
I might only be able to watch 248 of those movies before my free 31 day trial movie marathon is up. ***Sigh***

And last, but not least......


Depressing news....

If I am sh*t-canned, I won't be getting that $4000 check that $3 grand of it I had earmarked for buying more consoles, hand-helds & games for my library.

Hopeful news.....

Would be if I could buy the only winning Mega-millions or Powerball lottery ticket now, so I just don't ever have to worry about bad news any f*cking more!

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bloody_rootz
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 5:24:28 AM

cheers heaps for those links for t.v's, very interesting site to browse thru.

sorry to hear bout the possibility of loosing your job at the casino, hopefully after 21 years of being a loyal employee they will see your experience to valuable to dismiss. all the best mate!

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