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Ben's Week In Review: February 27

A busy week and it looks like March will be even busier. But that's good, right?

Oh great...here we go again

I've spoken about it before: my odd aversion to The Elder Scrolls franchise. Whenever one comes out, the process is exactly the same; it's basically inevitable. I follow the game for months before it releases, get myself all pumped and hyped, and buy it on day one with lofty expectations. Then I spend the next few days desperately trying to get into it, telling myself over and over, "by all rights, you should love this." Then, after a good 10 hours of trying, I realize it's just another failed attempt and I have something to sell. As much as I don't want to fall for the same trick again, I now realize the routine is starting a new: after watching that awesome Skyrim trailer, I'm all sorts of excited. I can't wait. I think, "yup, this is the one." I try to convince myself that my tastes have changed a little since Oblivion.

But in the end, I think it's just a mind game and somewhere deep down, I'm convinced I'll be disappointed again. That doesn't stop me from being all excited, though, and that's annoying. 99% of the time, if I know enough about a game and I'm pretty sure I'll like it, I'm happy with the final result. The Elder Scrolls just keeps bucking that positive trend. Let's hope the trend ends later this year...

Dragon Age II is gonna divide RPG fans

There's nobody who hates a watered-down RPG more than I do. After playing them for a good 18 years, I've been sick and tired by the downshifting to hacking and slashing and the sacrifice of strategic, in-depth mechanics. And I suppose some fans will see Dragon Age II as a mainstream concession of sorts; an abandoning of BioWare's hardcore faithful due to the increased speed and more action-oriented approach. For the record, they could've left the gameplay the same as it was in Origins and I would've been happy. But as I expressed in my hands-on analysis of the demo, I am not about to accuse the developers of dumbing down a great title. It's true that the more streamlined approach to combat means we miss a few small features, but I maintain one thing- to claim that DAII isn't an RPG is just ridiculous.

It's more of an RPG than most anything else on store shelves that calls itself a "role-playing game." The amount of depth included in the talents and skills sections - which apparently have gone unnoticed or ignored by the offended - is significant, and you still have to approach any given combat situation from a strategic standpoint. It feels nothing like an action game, and that's that.  I don't think there's any other way to see it.

Personal gaming update

Killzone 3 is long since complete and that game is bad-ass. Plain and simple. I'm basically done with Bulletstorm, which is a bit flawed but still lots of fun in my eyes. My next game will have to be Dragon Age II and beyond that, we'll just have to see. I still go back to Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together because it's a great game...even if it's not FFT. ;) I am becoming more and more excited for L.A. Noire, though.

As for our new YouTube Channel, I'm planning a video commentary for Dragon Age II and maybe something original; we're definitely not going to be neglecting that new branch of the site. It's too important. I will also continue to work on that which cannot be announced just yet, but as of this weekend, I think we're a step closer...

2/26/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (101 posts)

PasteNuggs
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 9:58:41 PM
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I was a little annoyed at the DA2 demo. I mean, ya there is depth everywhere else but I really don't want to button mash the X button all day because from the demo it seems there will be a lot of combat. Maybe it will be better when you have all your spells and such but I'll have to wait and see.

PGU: Finished up KZ3 today. Will get into the online at some point. Otherwise it will probably be some GT5 in between finishing Dead Space 2.

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Temjin001
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:47:23 PM

I found the button mashing quite annoying myself. Particularly when playing as the Rogue (ninja'ish). Especially since I think I'm going to fancy the 360 version, but the 360's fat raised buttons actually cause wrist strain for me after hammering a button for a prolonged time--yeah, I'm a weenie.
Of the three character types I think I enjoyed the Mage the most. I also liked being able to control battlefield positioning. At the start of a battle I could send my warriors straight way to block an approaching band of Hurlocks (?) who were coming down a narrow path. After which I follow up with an area effect fireball shower while they're all bunched up in a tight grouping. I also found it most effective to micro-manage the Mage's healing abilities on my front line rather than allowing AI control to do it. But I also saw the "tactics" menu that let's you define AI behavior... very awesome and somewhat reminiscent of FF12's gambit system.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:04:25 AM

Yes, I buttoned mashed as well quite a bit. I had to try and run around that troll beast for ages before I could kill it. Whilst the graphics were pretty good, and they seemed very crisp, I wasn't overly impressed. I think Mass Effect 2 would probably be better play here.

Anyway, we'll see...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Nerull
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:31:18 PM

Yes the button-mashing concerns me a bit as well but in theory it should open up once we get the chance to use more than a couple skills.
The trees also still looked a bit tiny, considering half of them are slightly upgraded versions of the exact same skill.
As long as the humour and story is still decent though it should turn out well enough.

NOTE only a day and half left for Call to Arms and we're still 140,000 short!
I did my part, even with strained bandwidth, help justify some incentive goodies that DON'T involve preordering from stores x,y,z (or rather EB, GS, Wmart).

PGU: Getting back to finishing one last run-through of Origins since I have yet to get the throne in it and simultaneously at least halfway through the Witcher, also in prep for the sequel.

Not surprisingly I'll keep an eye out for ES V
when it arrives but I'll keep my expectations in check. I remember it being confirmed that we won't be stuck in hundreds of convos with talking statues anymore so that's already a huge peev gone.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:03:29 PM
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It's barely stopped raining since Wednesday afternoon. I feel waterlogged.

I forgot about Dragon Age: Origins. I made my character after I bought it, played it for about an hour and put it back on the shelf. Have to get back to it... maybe after Killzone.

Personal Update:
Finished Dead Space yesterday morning, wrote and posted my review. Been playing the sequel on and off since then. Nothing terribly exciting.
Peace.

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cLoudou
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:05:36 PM
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RPG or not, DA isn't for me. Always wanted DA:O but after playing the demo (DAII) I'm glad I passed it up.

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kraygen
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:17:37 AM

pretty big difference between the two.

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Vitron
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 7:37:59 AM

For me, it somehow lacks flashiness of its skills and magics compared to JRPGs. But I really loved the strategic part of DA and DAII

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matt99
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:07:05 PM
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Killzone 3 is loads of fun- especially the brutal melee, it's just so satisfying. As for Skyrim, I'm very excited for it as I am a huge Oblivion fan. Also Ben, maybe try to convince yourself you will hate Skyrim, that way when you do pick it up it will definitely beat your expectations:P

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Qubex
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:06:20 AM

I too am looking forward to Skyrim. This is a definite buy from what I can see. The environments look beautiful as well... it looks like its going to be a solid game.

I haven't picked up my copy of Killzone 3 yet. Will do when I return from my Australian business trip. Sydney, here I come.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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matt99
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:34:09 AM

Yeah it does look great, and Killzone 3 is definitely worth it!

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hellish_devil
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:15:30 PM
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Waiting for the PSN games awards, and therefore, the price drops of the winners :)

I want Castle Crashers so bad.

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Temjin001
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:34:30 PM
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I liked Oblivion quite a bit. I spent around 40 hours with it. In order for me to get into it I had to sort of sell myself on Tamriel and it's inhabitants--because many of the aesthetics weren't going to do it.

What got me the most was taking a personal interest in some of the really compelling quests. I really liked a particular quest that sent you out into some ruins to investigate a wife's request to find her missing husband who had took his leave to accomplish an errand but hasn't returned home. After following up on his whereabouts I came upon these ruins where an insidious person lured people in from all around Tamriel to be taken captive within an underground labyrinth. The only way out from this labyrinth was to defeat any of the other prisoners. And they were seeking as desperately as you were to escape. Anyway, the game had it's moments. Eventually, the level system got the best of me and I think I eventually realized I was better off restarting the game from scratch to better build my character. This bothered me and so I lost interest. But the time spent was quite intriguing and I'm very interested in Skyrim.

I'm totally sold on Dragon Age and I'll be snagging the Ultimate Edition before long. I'm suspecting an easy $10 price drop on it shortly after DA2's release. I'll probably go ahead and use my $20 credit from Amazon towards it.

PGU: this week has been all about KZ3 for me. The game was pretty much exactly what I wanted from it. I'm already working on my second play through. I also did up a user-review here, too.

I won Lost Odyssey on Ebay for $16 after shipping. I have to say I'm quite excited to actually sink into it. Having rented it to get a taste, it passed the mustard. I have to say I'm pretty psyched about getting a more traditional format jRPG on this gen hardware. FF13 didn't quite fit that bill even though I still enjoyed it. It just seems that there hasn't been a good deal of these traditional jRPG types that stay true to their classic formula this gen, and if there are, they seem lackluster.
Does anyone know if Last Remnant is anything special? It's Squaresoft and it seems somewhat good, but I dunno.



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bebestorm
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:17:01 AM

The Last Remnant is nothing special to be honest its terrible. You should try Infinite Undiscovery its not turned based but its good. Unfortunately there is no other game like Lost Odyssey this gen.

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:58:19 PM

yeah, i played infinite undiscovery. i found it for 10 bucks right before hollywood video closed down. i liked the story and gameplay. i played it a long ago and after a barrage of games, i dont remember how the game was exactly. i do remember that i loved the game.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 1:41:42 AM

So no on Last Remnant and yes on Infinite Discovery. good to know.

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PorkChopGamer
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 11:26:12 PM
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Too much stuff coming in March. Probably will hold off on DAO2 until I knock about 5 more games off of the backlog.

I finished Killzone 3 on Wednesday and really can't see myself playing it again. It's got the graphics pedigree (amazing), for sure, but everything else is nothing special. Small amount of weapons, short length, and an unsatisfying ending. And this talk of open battlefields, I have know idea where that even comes from. 90% is running into 3 or 4 entrenched Helghast and then repeating that until the objective is reached. I was waiting for the game to open up to innovation, open up to huge mech on mech action, something that differentiating it from its predecessor, but it didn't. And it's really a downer to see all the vehicle sections on rails, when other games have gone past that. I'm going to finish Knights Contract(pretty cool) before I open Bulletstorm.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:50:53 AM

I miss where any other FPS has anything over KZ3 in any capacity. I've played them all.

Vehicles are little more than a gimmick in any shooter; you might be able to move around a little more in other shooters, but you still always have a particular path. And even then, there was that section in KZ3 inside the walking mech that wasn't any more constrained than anything else I've seen.

As for mechs...not even sure what you're talking about. It's a FPS. Don't want mech battles. At this point, no shooters are massively altering or upgrading mechanics; there was nothing even remotely "different" in Halo: Reach, Black Ops, Medal of Honor, or Bad Company 2. They just do everything we're already familiar with really well.

And KZ3 does most things better than all of them.

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:12:37 AM

I'm not sure how much of a gimmick they are, the games you listed all have satisfying vehicle sections. MoH only has one with the ATV, but it's really fun. As for BFBC and Halo, you know vehicles are integral in both campaign AND multiplayer, so I'm not sure why you're dismissing them for the sake of Killzone 3, but, to each his own. And I won't get into weapons, which Killzone 3 seriously lacks a variety of. Or how incomplete the story was. Or a hint at innovation on the multiplayer side. Or the lack of online co-op(?) You believe Killzone 3 beats every other FPS and that's cool. You were more than satisfied with it and that's awesome. Personally, I was expecting more than just graphics from a game that is hailed as 'elite'.

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King James
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:13:08 AM

From what I've seen and played KZ3 did separate itself from KZ2. Maybe you should play that awesome multiplayer to get that "variety", Porkchop?

Or maybe you just don't like Killzone? Thats ok. Its not for everyone. Resistance 3 maybe?

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:19:17 AM

As for the mechs, my imagination got the better of me there. I thought when you used a mech in KZ3, you would use it to shoot more than tanks and gun emplacements like KZ2. I thought you would fend off those animal-like robots, but I was wrong.

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SayWord
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:27:56 AM

I do not see why there is so much hate for this game. I just beat it today and I have to say it is the best FPS I ever pLayed. Maybe its because of the sharpshooter move attachment? As for the story goes I thought it had an amazing pace and was pretty decent for an fps. It had character development on both ISA and Helghast even Rico was easy to like. Not to mention the rush the game gave you.

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Temjin001
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:53:25 AM

Some of the best memories I've had with Halo include the vehicles. I can think of many instances where I could plan out highly creative tactics with vehicles involved (even flying ones). Oftentimes, there's multiple vehicles within a single setting opening up all kinds of options. It's far and away the best vehicle integration I've played in any FPS. ANd to be fair, I've never played Battlefield 2 so I can't comment on that.

ANd PorkChop, why do you think KZ3's weapons are lacking? They've added quite a bit. Granted, the standard rifle still feels like the primary weapon, but they've added at least 5 different weapons to the already existing set from KZ2: shotgun pistol, detachable mobile turret, the wasp ballistics weapon, the green ooze gun, and the silenced sun-machine gun. Except for the rail gun, I think. I never encountered that. How many weapons do you expect from your FPS games?

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Qubex
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:10:32 AM

I have to say, for vehicular action, difficult to beat Bad Company 2, and Bad Company 3 promises more and better than 2. Being Dice I can believe them.

KZ3 is a different sort of shooter. It has its own identity. It is not trying to copy other shooters I don't think, maybe a little considering the "weighty" effect has been reduced to some degree.

Other than this, KZ3 is no doubt a worthy addition to the collection...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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aaronisbla
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:54:13 AM

not sure why when other fps games come out and they don't bring something brand new to the table (innovate) they get a free pass but when killzone or some new fps game comes out the door, people are expecting mind blowing innovation.

All of my fav fps games this gen haven't really been high on the innovation factor, but what they did do is work on what they have already and polish it. perfect example? BFBC2. Nothing about the game screams 'omg, thats sooooo new' because its predecessors paved the way for it.

What i see is Dice making steady improvements, learning from their mistakes so the next game will be even better I'd take that over some dev trying to bring something new to the table just for the sake of being different. I see the same with GG and Killzone 3. My time with the game was fun and it wasn't because the game is pretty damn stunning graphically. I enjoyed the gameplay.

If you are looking for something totally new and innovative, the fps genre is probably the last genre one should look in

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PorkChopGamer
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:56:19 AM



@Temjin
Yeah, guns are probably an unecessary gripe, but I was on a roll with everything else. I think some of the gun gripe was more from the laughable stealth mission where the gentleman with you shoots an unsilenced weapon the entire time , yet Helghast around the corner don't hear it. Most comes from the 'green goo' gun, which really sucks, imo.



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Temjin001
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:50:19 AM

porkchop, hehe, I never picked up on the un-silenced weapon my partner had. That portion of the level was basically a page ripped straight out of Modern Warfare's book. Except in MW you wore grassy looking camo suits instead of regular ISA suits with bright glowing blue "shoot me here" lights. So yeah, that portion of the game was a bit of the stretch of the imagination. And how come the Helghast can't see you in the tall grass or dark areas? 'Cause when you're disguised as a Helghast you see that their red goggles are feeding them some sort of enviro data, or something.

Anyway, I turn the portion of my brain off that tries to make sense of it all and I just shoot everything up while having a great time. It's twitch'n at it's finest.

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Temjin001
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:53:05 AM

Oh and SayWord, your avatar isn't wearing any pants

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SayWord
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:02:49 PM

I can't help but feel that there is some serious bias in your opinions porkchop because I can't see where you get any of it from. The green goo gun sucks? What the hell are you smoking? It was the most useful gun besides the rail gun. Pinned down by 4 jump pack troopers? No problem charge up a shot and instant one hit kill. As for the on rails portion, even games with movement in those sections is still on rails! You go in one straight line, I'd rather see what I'm blowing up and who I'm killing and no game has done that better then what killzone 3 had done with its on rail sections.

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SayWord
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:05:40 PM

@temjin you gotta love japanese girls with no pants on:p haha

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Jawknee
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:16:41 PM

Porker also thinks Fist of the North Star and Dynasty Warriors is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I think that's a good indication of what kind of abysmal taste he has in games. Doesn't surprise me he doesn't like a great game like Killzone 3.

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Underdog15
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:49:35 PM

Finished KZ3 over the weekend on Saturday. It's the best FPS out there right now, as far as I'm concerned. Also, I CLEARLY remember from last night, playing mech on mech in a warzone match in multiplayer. So.... yeah....

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Temjin001
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:22:18 PM

Is that true PorkChop? You liked Fist of the Northstar a lot?
I wanted to like it, but the demo was a real turn off. A part of me wants a real good follow up to something like Double Dragon or Final Fight.

I can understand the Dynasty Warriors draw. Those may not look like much but they bring something more unique to gaming compared to the usual stuff. I can't get into them myself.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:41:51 PM

There is no more weapon variety in any Halo, there is no more weapon variety in most any FPS. CoD had more weapons, but you'd see maybe one or two new ones briefly.

The rest is all bias, PorkChop. I know how to review games, especially shooters, and much of what you're saying has little merit or is entirely subjective. I'll leave it at that.

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:54:42 PM

@temjin
they explained why the helgast cant see them in one line. two helgast soldiers were talking and they said that there were too many lifesigns and they cant lock on. basically what happens when people depend on technology too much, missing the obvious stuff. the reason i dont pay much attention to the radar in games. i may check it for a second but i dont rely on it.

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Temjin001
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 9:28:45 PM

oh cool, thanks johnld. I didn't catch that. A good reason for that is because I'm too busy gawking at the visuals and not listening to the dialoge as closely as I should.
So are you gonna do this one on Elite?
I'm tempted because it seems easier to me compared to some of K2's hard spots.
But I dunno. I'm enjoying the game even more on my second play through. The movement and guns are feeling even more natural to me having spent a lot of time, even online. I really like playing as the tactician.

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frylock25
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 11:34:37 PM
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lets see this week i have been playing some more gt5, finished up some b spec races i have been wanting to do but didnt have enough racers. one race took over 6 hours 35 minutes. if anyone is running remote b spec racing hit me up. i will be running it.

picked up killzone 3 this week and i am having a lot of fun with it. i havent had the chance to get really far in it but i have been enjoying it so far.

i got a demo of playstation move heroes this week. played it and had some fun, a lot of mini-games. movement is not one to one but in some spots it was kind of close. it was kind of fun to try these games but i hope it is more than just mini-games.

sent my first ps3 in for service and got it back on friday. got my new vegas disc back as well. now im going to get back to new vegas since it has been trapped in the system for months.

i was watching That 70's Show and i saw Kevin Butler in one of the episodes. season 5 ep 18 10 min i think. i looked him up and his real name is Jerry. he has been in a lot of tv shows.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:16:03 AM
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I'm excited to see what else you have in store for the site... "That which cannot be announced." Sounds like the Apocalypse in a Harry Potter novel.

I haven't touched a game since last week. I just turned my PS3 on for the the first time in 5 days, lol. The only gaming related thing I've done this week is visit the site.

I was able to put a new deck in my Xterra, and I spent all morning on Thursday putting a rod holder and paddle clips on my kayak.. getting ready for fishing in the spring!!

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kraygen
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:22:25 AM
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While I do agree that DA2 has all the rpg elements, never said it didn't, it is at its heart and soul, a hack n slash rpg.

I don't really understand the strategy claim, as I never had to think about anything other than, run at bad guy, hit x button repeatedly, use special ability, hit x button repeatedly again.

You could pause the game constantly and tell everyone what to do every second, but you can win the battles by just running at the enemy and mashing the buttons.

PGU: Over 40 hours into Two worlds 2 and have discovered that the game map is deceptive, as most of the largest continent is un-explorable. Read a review, not from psx, that said the game would easily take over 70 hours to beat. Well he must have only played the first chapter and assumed this, because that is not the case. I still love it and there is a ton of stuff to do, but was a little sad that it wasn't as long as some reviews claimed.

Got Mafia 2 in the mail today though and will probably start that up as soon as I finish Two worlds 2.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:46:33 AM

You don't honestly believe you're going to go through the entire game by hitting the X button, do you?

And I didn't do any such thing as a Mage. You can also issue all the tactics you could before, have all the control you had before, and pause and appraise as you did before.

You're getting way too caught up in the fact that you can now attack with X. Basically everything else remained the same, and it's not like we got very much into the talents and skills in the demo. The idea that you can just hit X the whole way through DAII is...I'm sorry...stupid.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:12:27 AM

Ben, have to agree, I am sure the demo is not representative of what one will do 50% of the time. Combat is one thing, but surely they will have a stronger RPG element in there somewhere :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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kraygen
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 3:35:31 PM

I think you are wrong. You can call me stupid all you like, but the fact remains that you can beat the demo without hitting anything but the x button during combat.

Just because you have the option to use more tactics does not mean that it is required. I'm not saying the possibility for tactics isn't there because it is, but from the demo you can easily conclude that this new combat mechanic allows you to play as simply as you would like too.

The x button mashing wouldn't bother me as much if it was imperative to utilize strategy and special abilities, but I beat the demo with nothing more than the x button, specifically to prove that it could be done.

I'll still end up getting the game because I love the world it's based in and I want to see the story. When I play it, I will utilize all the strategy at my disposal, but that doesn't mean I won't be disappointed at the fact that they made the combat in a way that it would be accessible to any age.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:38:24 PM

kraygen, you beat the demo that never had anyone over Lv. 6 or 7 or something, that blocked out inventory and is guaranteed to feature lesser enemies because of the inherent limitations.

Furthermore, to say you beat the demo - including the boss ogre - with a mage just hitting the X button is mostly a lie. I suppose you could do it, but it'd be a ridiculous idea. The point is, the game absolutely encourages you to use tactics ad strategy at all times, even at a lower level.

Absolutely no depth was sacrificed and in fact, it appears there may be more. You are being blinded by one new glaring feature, and that's the long and short of it.

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kraygen
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 3:19:51 AM

You're calling me a liar, for something that you didn't even try? Ben, I guess now it comes down to I don't care if you believe it or not. I have just lost a lot of respect for you. We have not always agreed, but to call me a liar when you yourself didn't even attempt it is just sad.

For one, I admit I did not try to beat it with only the x button using a mage. Mage is my least favorite class, I did however manage to do it with both the warrior and the rogue.

I'm just blown away that rather than have an open mind and try something you would just call me blind and a liar. What have I done to deserve that? I have said that I know the tactics are still available, all the rpg elements are there, it doesn't change the fact that hitting x is your regular attack.

I'm just really disappointed, I've seen you jump people a little harshly for disagreeing with you before, but this is pathetic.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 3:55:26 PM

You're not even responding to the subject. Now you're being blinded by an insult that didn't even exist.

It is a LIE to imply that anyone will be able to go through Dragon Age II by mashing on the X button. That isn't true, and you should know that isn't true, regardless of what class you use. I'm talking about the entire game, and you know I am.

I used all three classes in trying the demo. Do you even have a response to the points I made concerning depth, the limited state of the demo, or anything like that?

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kraygen
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 10:32:58 PM

I did respond, I said that I know all of the elements are there. I also realize that it is simply a demo and yeah, the guys you fight, none of them are above level 7. I honestly, based on the demo am not sure if you could play the actual game all the way through by only using the regular attack, I was only pointing out that the demo shows the game to be a hack n slash.

I've played hack n slash rpg's, that have stat points and leveling and all that stuff. They're not my cup of tea, all I was trying to point out is that even though you can still loot, still use tactics, still pause and study, when they claimed they were going to improve upon the combat mechanics, I was expecting more strategy and instead they moved it towards a hack n slash, mashing the x button.

I never claimed it wasn't an rpg, that it didn't have stat points, or that it didn't have depth available, I said repeatedly that it did, what point am I missing? You said they may have added more depth, now that I don't understand where you're seeing that. Same dialogue options, same stat options, same leveling system, the only changes I see, are the graphics and now you have a basic attack of hitting the x button.

I don't like the change, it's there to make the game more fast paced and flashy, they said they wanted it to be faster paced and smooth. Well it is faster paced and just because the option to be strategic is there doesn't mean the option to just mash buttons isn't there.

If there is some specific comment that you think I'm avoiding I'm not sure what it is, lay it on me, I'll address it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 12:28:04 AM

You're just repeating everything I've already said.

It just makes absolutely no sense to call this a hack 'n slash RPG because you can press an X button to attack. It's not the primary mechanic. In fact, it's basically something to do while you wait for your next skill or spell to become available.

A hack 'n slash RPG is something like Baldurs: Gate Dark Alliance. It has to be entirely real-time to be hack 'n slash and Dragon Age II most definitely does not qualify.

Like I keep saying, you're putting way too much emphasis on one feature that doesn't really change anything about the hardcore appeal.

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 1:31:55 AM

Well the only reason that I've repeated what you said, is because I agree with you on those aspects, you don't seem to understand that.

You say a hack n slash has to be entirely real time, but the point of fact is, that in the dragon age 2 demo you are not required to pause at any point, you can play entirely in real time.

Just as in a hack n slash you can set a healing potion to a button command and heal without pause. I don't see how if a hack n slash is completely real time combat and in da2 you can do completely real time combat, what is the difference.

As for focusing on this one aspect, yes I am, but only because this is the only aspect I have an actual problem with. I stated that I didn't like that aspect and you made a huge deal out of it. I said that I didn't like that one aspect, now you're saying that's all I'm focusing on. Well, if we agree on the other parts, but are disagreeing about this aspect, what should I focus on?

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___________
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:26:29 AM
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im feeling the same way about elder scrolls, i was never going to get oblivion but then because of all the hype it convinced me to get the GOTY edition and was bored within hours.
normally i can grind through games even if i hate them i can still force myself to finish it, but that i could not was just too boring.
tis why i wont be getting the latest title, it can get 10s everywhere, get every GOTY award in the industry and i still wont buy it.
ive learned to understand those things dont mean jack sh*t!

im liking what im seeing so far with dragon age 2, sure its a little different from traditional RPGs but ive really been craving a adventure styled hack and slash game for a while now so this should do nicely.
its a shame we dont have many adventure games these days, the ps1 and ps2 were flooded with them!
now its shooter this, shooter that.

Just finished KZ3 last night, a massive improvement over the original but still disappointing.
mainly because of the length, i was playing it on the hardest difficulty available on your first try, died like 20 times a level and still only took me just over 7 hours to finish!
that would be ok for a low budget crappy third party game, but for a high budget, flagship ps3 exclusive its pretty pathetic!
the length of KZ2 was one of peoples biggest complaints so they left it?
figures, the things that should be there they remove and the things that should be changed they dont.
go figure!
hated the last level too, its so anticlimactic!
i thought you were suppose to go out with a bang, not with a fizzle.
whole game feels like a fuse is bubbling, then you get to the last level finish it and the fuse stops.
wheres the kaboom?
there was suppose to be a earth shattering kaboom!
the last level is not memorable at all!
the last level in KZ2 is by far one of the best levels ever created, one which will be remembered for decades to come!
KZ3s though, ive already forgotten it!
oh well GG, better luck with KZ4.
hopefully it will be third time lucky, not 3 strikes and your out!

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King James
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:18:11 AM

Actually that last lvl in KZ2 was kinda hit or miss for a lot of ppl. I personally liked it. But a lot of ppl wasn't the 15-20 min knife fight w/ Radic.

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King James
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:35:11 AM

^^wasn't into the 15-20 min knife fight

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___________
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:57:07 AM

the knife fight was hit and miss too, i did not like it much but it did bring a new fresh level to the game instead of all the cover and shooting.
the bit before that, where you have the rocket launcher guys and all the enemies mauling you, thats got to be one of the most memorable levels ever created!
up there with uncharted 2s train level and the boss battles from GOW3.
my favorite level from KZ3 would have to be the level from the demo, 2nd would be the jungle level.
KZ3 added allot of cool things but you dont have enough of them.
the game needed to be WAY longer!
i think its the development time that spoiled this game, GG had 6 years to finish KZ2 but only 2 do finish KZ3.
sony should of given them a extra year, give them time to cram more in and really polish things.
theres a lack of content, and its not exactly polished to the standards weve come to expect from ps3 exclusives.
a few times the game froze on me and i had to reset my ps3, and everytime the game saved the game froze for a few seconds.
i thought they said they got rid of that?

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 9:04:40 PM

they took a long time to develop killzone 2 because they had to build a game engine from scratch. that most likely took the most time adjusting. killzone 3's development was faster because they already have the game engine and all they needed to do besides make the game is polish it and utilize the game engine.

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___________
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 8:10:00 AM

not exactly.
if you watch the 4D demo vid they released just after KZ2 you will find that they spend a good 6 months after KZ2 released adding new features into the engine.
so that means they had less then 2 years to make KZ3!
just was too quick, im replaying the game now with my move controller and the first half of the game feels allot better thought out then the 2nd half.
its as if they got half way, then went oh sh*t if we keep going the way we are were going to miss our due date.
i wish they had a extra year to add things to this, just feels not unfinished but rushed.

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King James
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:58:32 AM
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Can I have your copy of Skyrim then, Ben?! I had no problem diving into Oblivion (220+ hrs into the original game alone).

My big bro just got a PS3 for Christmas last year. And I let him borrow some games to get him caught up. He run through DA:O in about a month. Totally addicted. And now he has DA2 pre-ordered. Yet another convert. lol

I personally have to finish my DA:O story. I put about 50hrs into it and got burned out. I moved on to other games and never truly went back.

PGU: My PS3 got the Blinking RLOD last week. *deep sigh and sad face* I don't wanna buy a new one yet. I gotta get this one repaired b/c I haven't backed-up the HD in about a year. So yea...I'm not replaying all those games again. Ironically, I got the YLOD a week after KZ2 dropped back in 2009. Guess the universe doesn't want me on those KZ scoreboards again! Sigh. Anybody know a good repair person in Houston or Dallas?

This is really gonna set back my KZ3, Deadspace 2, MvC3, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Bulletstorm, etc. progress. Oh well, as a result; I have been more productive at work. Thats a "fair" trade-off I guess.

In the meantime, I'll prolly go back to some old PC games I have. Maybe Medieval 2: Total War or...Oblivion: Shivering Isles?!!

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:15:27 AM

the blinking red light means that your ps3 overheated and your ps3 isnt necessarily broken. leave it off for a bit and vacuum the vents or something. also make sure its on a well ventilated spot.

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King James
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 11:01:07 AM

Appreciate the input John, but I've already tested my 3 for a HDD error and overheating. The 3 doesn't stay on when my HDD is removed. And my 3's been cleaned and off for a week...no life.

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main_event05
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:48:52 PM

sry james but when you send it in for repairs they don't repair it and send it back to you. they send you a refurbished one so you're gonna lose everything.

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 9:08:16 PM

yeah, sony will send you a refurbished playstation 3. i already had mine replaced. and since its a different ps3, none of the copy protected files, gamesaves and videos, wont restore over. i was so pissed when this happened because i had to replay killzone 2 times. first one to unlock elite and second to get the trophy for beating elite. my first ps3 died right after i beat elite the first time but i didnt sync the trophy.

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JDC80
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 1:40:27 AM
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PGU: On the verge of wrapping up KZ3 but going to play through the campaign again to get any single player trophies I didn't get. Still got "Mass Effect 2" I'm leaning towards buying cuz one I really loved that game and two MLB 11 the Show is coming out soon and I need an clear space on my Q.

Brought Resident Evil 2 off PSN for 2.99 and enjoying it on my PSP.

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:28:20 AM
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not interested in skyrim, i tried oblivion and it really wasnt for me. the same with dragon age 2. i tried the demo and not really got me interested.

i also read somewhere that a group of parents got EA to force bulletstorm developers to clean up trophy names to make it "kid friendly". really....isnt bulletstorm a MATURE rated game? why the hell would they make it "kid friendly"?

PGU: I just finished killzone 3 on elite. i'm 2 trophies away from platinum, the 2 coop trophies. after i get those then its all killzone 3 online for me. I have to say though, i'm kinda annoyed that guerilla games made killzone 3 elite mode a lot easier than it was in killzone 2. i barely used the cover mechanics throughout the campaign. the only trouble i had with the game on elite was the vehicle sequences. for some reason, you take way more damage. i got a bit stuck on the snow vehicle scene because i cant really aim the guns and the dropships damage me before i even see them on screen. the last stage were a pain too although i didnt have a problem in elite mode, it seemed like i got killed after 1-2 missiles. i was also kinda disappointed in killzone 3 ending. mostly because it was just 2 scenes that was so short.

Next day 1 game: yakuza 4

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Excelsior1
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:40:55 AM

there was an article on this very site yesterday regarding an incoming patch for bulletstorm to replace the lewd content, but that article is now gone. good thing, becuase the whole thing looked like a hoax from a site called the sarcastic gamer. if you followed the link from this site, you would see a tag at the bottom of the article called fiction friday.

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SvenMD
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 12:52:02 PM

I agree about the end. Felt lacking, kinda like the Sopranos with a fade to black.....

I'm starting on my cleanup trophy run tonight.

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:42:53 PM

i just heard about it and thought it was stupid. and since i didnt follow bulletstorm at all, i didnt pay much attention to it.

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sirbob6
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:49:56 AM
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Enjoying KZ3. The campaign is much better than I was expecting from what everyone was saying.
Also the multiplayer is fantastic. I enjoy how the medic(my usual class from KZ2) can do a lot more damage and is no longer just stuck in the back.

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Qubex
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:14:55 AM

Have to say, I watched the first 15 minutes of it on Euro-gamer... and thoroughly enjoyed just watching it... the story is pretty good as well... of course its a little cheesy, but who wants to get overly serious about these things, its not exactly the King's Speech is it now?

So yhea, can't wait to pick it up next week...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Snaaaake
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 3:38:07 AM
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Now I did enjoy the change Bioware made in DA2 since it's the boring gameplay in DA:O made me stop playing it halfway through.
Taking a more action approach is sweet but I find it hard to execute skills at the same time.
Still, if I gotta choose, I'd take DA2's combat.

PGU:
Finished the KZ3 campaign and it's definitely an amazing game.
My complain for Guerilla is that they can simply throw away one character and then add a new one.
They did it with KZ2 when Hakha and Luger were nowhere to be found.
Now in KZ3 Natko is missing and I don't remember him getting killed in KZ2.
Stahl and Orlock?
Where the heck were they when their emperor was under attack?
And don't even get me started on the ending.............

Guerilla make great game but they can't make good story.

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RadioHeader
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:51:59 AM

"Guerilla make great game but they can't make good story."

I'm only a couple of hours in so I can't really comment on the story, and I'm playing "recruit" difficulty since it's my first time with the Move, so I can't really comment on gameplay either (I always find games more enjoyable on higher difficulty).

What I can appreciate is their technical wizardry. It's amazing to see so much going on and the game remains silky smooth. It's as if the PS3 becomes a PS4 when you insert Killzone.

GG should send a few guys to Japan and see if they can eliminate the occasional screen tearing from GT5, and then it would be Godly.

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Snaaaake
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:08:38 AM

The gameplay is awesome that's for sure, you won't be disappointed by it.

*POSSIBLE SPOILER*
I love every minute of playing it, especially during the jungle level where you are outnumbered and outgunned, you don't have a moment to take a break when the Helghast are just swarming at you.

I like how taking cover at one place for about 2 seconds and you will have a grenade coming at you.
Keeps the adrenaline pumping.

But maybe I shouldn't complain about the story, I only bought KZ3 for 2 reasons, know what happen in the end and also for the AAAwesome gameplay.

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sirbob6
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 3:46:43 PM

Natko is now how your co-op player is.

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:35:45 AM
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I despised the demo to DAll! I was so mind numbed and bored throughout and it never once made me feel anything positive towards it.
And that voice acting, my god!
Not an ounce of creativity either, same old Lord Of The Rings esq. vibe. Compare the imagination, innovation and creativity in Second Land to DAll....light years apart, and that creativity in Second Land is what i look for in an RPG, its totally unique and actually is a FULL ON RPG and one that represents the goldenage, but is modern....perfect.

But, to those who enjoy, please, don't let me rain on your parade!

I'm still on Lbp2 (best game yet made imo a rare perfect 10) and tinkering away at my full scale RPG, the published demo has got amazing feedback.

Yakuza 4 next and then the ultimate FPS, Duke Nukem: Forever....Balls Of Steal Edition at that!

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Excelsior1
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 4:51:58 AM

what really surprised me about the da2 demo was the graphics. very ps2 esque. the textures were very flat, and it almost had a cartoony look to it.

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Godslim
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:16:54 AM
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love k3 aswell ben playing it atm......have ya played dc universe yet i love it tho not sure yet if i'll pay the money monthly to play it

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Veitsknight
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:24:29 AM
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PGU: Killzone 3 was not availble when I went to the store so I got Dead Space 2. Finished it not two hours ago. I still haven't tried to go online because of a nat problem. This is the frst game that i needed to use portforwarding. In MAG, Killzone 3 beta, Uncharted 2 and Nnja Storm 2, I never had trouble playing online.

According to a couple of sites, the Modem my ISP provided for me (PROLINK H9200) limits the trafic from my Router (D-link DIR-300). I tried opening both ports on both Router and Modem and still no avail. Called my ISP and they were less than useless. Can any of you help?

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johnld
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:48:03 PM

my isp sent me a modem that also acted as a router. it can only connect to one computer though so i needed to buy a router. if you type your modem model and router model on google, you might find a way to do that. In my case, i found an article that said i had to set my modem to bridge mode so that i could get nat 2 on my ps3 with my router. i think you sign in to your modem like you do with your router and the settings would be there. make sure the modem is working right when you put it on bridge mode though before you set up your router.

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RadioHeader
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:07:06 AM
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Sunday is the day for off topic questions, right?

I've just bought a car which has a port to plug in a MP3 player. I've never owned an MP3 player. I've imported loads of my mates CDs to my PS3.

Okay, those are the details. My question is; Can the PS3 export music to an MP3 player? If so, can it be ANY MP3 player? ...Walkman, iPod etc

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Excelsior1
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:11:04 AM

i know the sony nwd-b103 mp3 player is fully ps3 compatibale. it has no problems playing music from your hdd or vise-versa. you can export music from hdd to it.

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RadioHeader
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:29:22 AM

The "sony nwd-b103"... That's not the catchiest name I've ever heard. Better write that down :)

Thanks Excelsior1. My car will soon be CD-less.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:09:42 AM
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PGU: I think Mass Effect 2 might be the first game this gen where i get all of its dlc ( granted, a lot of it came with the game, but had i bought it on 360, id have purchased any dlc not included ) . I've purchased the weapon packs, and will be purchasing the next dlc 'Arrival' that will be hitting, check ur trophies, there are 3 new ones.

Lair of the Shadow Broker is probably one of the best pieces of dlc i've played for a game in a long time. Its not just some little side story, it helps bridge ME2 to ME3. the other dlc thats not out for the game yet will further this i hope. DLC should bridge the gaps between games and i wish more companies did this

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bebestorm
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 8:23:50 AM
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My ps3 was stolen so I havent tried out DA 2 demo but I will tomorrow. Is there a option to play using the old battle system? I saw a videio awhile back players would have the option to use the old or new, unless that is for pc only.

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Alienange
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 9:49:47 AM
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You know the way FFXIII let you down at the end by not allowing you to become that "god-like" character that can spank any enemy around? Elder Scrolls games let you do that. That should be a plus for you.

The depth of character skills should be another. You can literally become anything you want. How is that not fun? Every house you see can be broken into. There's no fake hand painted backgrounds (as in the FF series) of buildings that are just there for show.

I can understand being turned off by lousy voice acting (but it's bearable) and the ugliest women in any video game ever, but Skyrim seems to be addressing these issues.

No, the game isn't going to hold your hand through a thick story, but I highly doubt you NEED that in every RPG you play in order for you to say "hey, this game is damn fun."

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bigrailer19
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:56:33 AM

It's funny you mention being able to break into every house in oblivion. I wasn't a huge rpg fan before Oblivion and I have to say it got me started on the genre in a lot of ways. It kind of spoiled me I guess haha. I always compare other rpg's to what I can do in oblivion. I constantly say to myself "in Oblivion, I can do that!" it's probably not completely fair, but let's face it, their is just so much to do, and that can be done!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 3:51:20 PM

A great story doesn't require hand-holding and I'm more into a great atmosphere than I am into wandering around random houses for absolutely no reason.

My biggest problem with the Elder Scrolls games has always been lack of direction. There's a ton to do but I never seemed to care enough about any of it. The story is there - somewhere - and just because I can do anything I want doesn't make the world feel any less barren.

Freedom isn't a bonus in and of itself. I know everyone bows to it like it's the Holy Grail of interactive entertainment, but if I don't CARE about the world, or my character, or the story/lore around it, than I don't care what I can or can't do.

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Danny007
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 2:47:57 PM
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I'm glad this site has advertisement now. I just saw the trailer for Rage and realized that it looks wicked cool. Another game of 2011 I want.

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Milonakis
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 3:27:08 PM

Gotta disagree with you on that one. This site is getting a bit over crowded with ads in my opinion, especially the ones that pop out over the text while your reading.

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Underdog15
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 9:45:40 PM

@Milonakis
You need a pop-up blocker or use a different browser. I have Mozilla Firefox, and the ads are always well organized.

My work laptop has IE, which the stupid admin won't let me change, and ads crowd that browser for me. I suggest a switch, ad blocker, or both.

I'm afraid if you want this site to exist in the capacity it exists, you're going to have to deal with the ads existing.

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Milonakis
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:39:25 PM

I know, I used to use firefox with ad block and it killed all the ads which was great, but I prefer chrome to firefox and haven't found a suitable blocker yet. I do realize the ads pay ben's salary too so I understand, just kinda annoying

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Excelsior1
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 5:30:20 AM

all the ads have made this site klunky as hell. not everyone is viewing this site from a computer you know. it's cheap, invassive, and just downright annoying.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 3:48:55 PM

I dare say a good 99% of people view this site from a computer, Excelsior.

And we still have a whole lot less ads than most sites, even those smaller than us. So don't complain.

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dante_zero
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 3:25:38 PM
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PGU: Finished all the single player trophys on KZ3, bearing in mind it only came out on friday here in the UK. Helgast edition was epic for a collector such as myself. Also got sent through de blob 2 which i'm interested to check out as heard great things about the first one. Bought Dragons lair of the PSN and ass much of a classic it is i dont think i'm ever gonna get all the trophys on that one. This week gonna aim for KZ3 plat whihc will make no 72. great fun. OOOh and last week i finally got R2 plat after over 2 years of trying. lol

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Underdog15
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 7:57:16 PM

I haven't even played 72 trophy enabled games this gen. lol!

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Underdog15
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 5:44:45 PM
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Well, gee, Ben!

With all that business, I guess it'll be a while before you relax with the PSN release of Xenogears!

Do it... you know you need to.

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Teddie9
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 6:23:15 PM
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I'm not sure about what I'm getting next at the moment, but I'm not interested in DAII.

PGU: Just yesterday picked up bulletstorm and KZ3, loving both. Bulletstorm is a pleasant surprise in many ways, but KZ3 is the true prize. It's amazing to look back and think about how much I disliked Rico and now it's like it's all cool between us. I love the presentation of the game and one thing that was said in the commentary that I really agree with was that reviewers and gamers don't realize how much of what's in KZ3 was never in KZ2.

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HighOnFire
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 7:41:47 PM

I picked up KZ3 and Bulletstorm on day one as well. Its amazing how they are both FPS games but soooooo different. I played KZ online all week and after an hour of Bulletstorm I jumped back into KZ and its like I forgot how to play it. Got my ass handed to me the rest of the night.

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R3ZR
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 7:37:32 PM
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Fight Night: Champion comes out this week, is there gonna be a review anytime soon? just curious

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Underdog15
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 7:54:25 PM
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PGU: I've recently platinumed 3D Dot Game Heroes and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (A really underrated game, I found! Unreal Engine has got to go, but aside from the graphics, it's pretty fun).

This past week I beat KZ3's storyline. I'm sitting at about 55% completion. I'm now working through Elite difficulty, and I'll be working towards a plat on KZ3 this week and into next if need be. I also plan to play some AC:Brotherhood from time to time. Once I reach lvl 50 on multiplayer, I'll have the platinum for that too.

In the next month, I have MLB:11 The Show pre-ordered, and I plan to give Nier a shot.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 12:41:08 AM
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My personal update

Other than completing KZ3's SP mode on Trooper, & re-starting it again, this time on Veteran, not much other gaming has been going on.

I finally got my 640 GB hard drive & installed it a couple days ago, so I've been D/L'ing a bunch of demo's to see If I want them(the ones in disc format, that is), or just need to bargain-bin them for my collection.
Bulletstorm
Hoard
Trinity Z
Blob
Back to the Future: Episode 1
The Undergarden
Dead Space: Extraction


And now that I've got my new HD installed, I can now try out a bunch of PS3 games I've bought too....
Army of 2: 40th Day
Mafia 2
Wolfenstein
Alien vs. Predator
Demon Souls
Fairytale Fights
Neir
K&L: Dog Days
Mag
Quantum Theory
Singulatity
Enslaved

I'm really estatic that I've now got a huge HD in my old 60GB'er, but once again...I'm highly pissed that I had to lose another 3-4 almost completed games due to them being frigging locked,GRRRRRR!!!

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 12:46:20 AM
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On a gaming related side note, I just added 2 more retro gaming consoles that I had when I was younger, plus some of their games into my collections....
Intellivision
Intellivision II

They also came with 22 games between them too, Plus I picked up a small lot of another 7 games too....
Armor Battle,
Astrosmash,
Boxing,
Burgertime(2 games),
Beauty & The Beast
Demon Attack,
Dragonfire,
Frogger,
Golf,
Hockey,
Ice Trek,
Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack(4 games),
Lock ‘N Chase,
Major League Baseball,
NFL Football(complete with playbooks),
Night Stalker,
Pitfall!,
Sea Battle,
Snafu,
Stampede,
Triple Action(2 games),
Tron Deadly Discs (2 games)
Utopia.

YAY, can't wait to play me some brand new "memories in the making" with my old classis of
BurgerTime, Stampede, Pitfall, & Frogger.
Now all I need is my old Dungeons & Dragon game too, & I'll be set.

The only downside right now is that I can't play any of the real old retro consoles yet since I've gone to the newer format of CRT's & HDTV's, cause none of those old RF switcher's are compatible to any of my 3 TV's.
So now I've just got to wait another 3 weeks till my new "direct connect RF to TV adaptor's I ordered get here from HongKong.

BTW, those Intellivision games that I've got doubles or higher, I'll either do either a sell or trade/swap on those extra ones.

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Temjin001
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 1:42:16 AM

hardcore man, you should open a video game museum. =)

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 3:09:48 AM
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Temjin001,

LOL, but then there there wouldn't be room enough for 2 of us to walk around my whole living room, unless I start tossing out my couch & coffee table & my 55 gallon fish tank(but my 9" long Jack Dempsey would be highly pissed)

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JoshBall
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 4:46:35 AM
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Off-topic, but anyone else buzzing for Abes Oddysee HD remake?! oooh baby!

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