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Ben's Week In Review: August 21

I almost can't believe the fall rush is nearly upon us...September is hardly bare, and after that... Dear God.

MW3 vs. BF3...I'm totally on the fence

Not only am I on the fence concerning each game's potential quality (Battlefield 3 may have the single-player edge while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 might have the multiplayer advantage), but I'm also unsure about all this campaigning. As I said when we reported on EA's bold statements, EA vs. Activision is starting to feel a lot like a political campaign...and it isn't a nice campaign. As time goes on, I can only imagine that the dirt will continue to fly and things may reach a fever pitch before either game drops. On the one hand, this feud is bound to draw huge attention from just about everywhere, and as they always say, any recognition is good for an industry.

Yeah, there's an argument against that, of course, but visibility is visibility. At the same time, I'm wondering if the mud-slinging really is good for gaming. In my eyes, EA vs. Activision is just a pissing match between two ridiculously wealthy corporations, each of whom are bound to make a barrel-full of money on their respective productions. Activision might make a few more barrels, but who cares? And what are we really arguing about at this point? I'm starting to lose interest.

So we're stuck with the new Dante, huh?

Being a big Devil May Cry fan, I was one of many who were none too pleased with Dante's new heroin-addict design. And for a while, I thought the backlash might be big enough for Ninja Theory to take notice, as Sucker Punch did when gamers called them out for Cole's unnecessary overhaul for inFamous 2. But obviously, the Heavenly Sword developer is sticking with the new Dante. It's interesting to note, however, that Capcom is responsible for the fresh - albeit weird - look. So we need to make sure we direct our venom in the correct direction. But I only have one qusetion; it's the same question I had when I saw the new Cole: Why?!

It just makes zero sense. Lara Croft's redesign for the Tomb Raider reboot does make sense, as they're going for a different sort of feel, atmosphere and style. And she's obviously still Lara. But we're supposed to believe that's a young Dante? And you're not really altering the action focus; why alter one of the most appealing aspects of the DMC series? Dante?

Personal gaming update

Well, this is an interesting one. I didn't get a chance to completely finish Catherine because the end-of-summer upswing has already begun here at PSXE central. The four games I'm playing right now are:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
  • ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
  • God of War Origins

Obviously, these games aren't out yet but reviews will be forthcoming when the embargoes lift. Just so you're not in the dark, the embargo for Deus Ex is up on Monday (expect a review for Tuesday), Origins is embargoed until August 29, and ICO/SotC is under embargo until September 8. There is no embargo for Disgaea 4, though, so expect a review for that one this week.

And after that, Resistance 3 and Dead Island, among others. I'm glad there were only two games I couldn't finish (Catherine and Dragon Age II) before this mess began. Because the bottom line is that I won't be playing exactly what I want until the end of the year. Well, there will be plenty of times when work and pleasure mix, though, so... ;)

8/20/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (106 posts)

Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 9:21:10 PM
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By the way, don't ask what I think of the unreleased games I'm playing, because I can't talk about them at all until the embargoes are up.

I'm basically under threat of death from Square Enix to not say anything about Deus Ex, but I'll risk this- I'm having lotsa fun. :)

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La_Bete12
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 9:35:29 PM

I'm heavily debating buying Deus Ex. I just really wonder if it's worth the $60. did they ever say how long the storyline is?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 9:56:37 PM

The PC reviews are favorable so I'm satisfied.
I want it.

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La_Bete12
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:12:38 PM

eh, I usually don't trust PC Gamer's reviews.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:15:59 PM

I just don't trust PC gamers ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:00:44 PM

::cough:: excuse me.... ::cough::

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frylock25
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:24:19 PM

ya know limited i dont think world meant to much towards you, other than not trusting bending over around you that is.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:53:22 PM

haha, that is very much true.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:25:08 AM

Nobody trusts the elitist PCers. They're...not very bright. ;)

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:54:47 AM

Lol Ben, but there is no doubt they have better hardware than we do... Then again, doesn't mean gameplay or the game itself is any better does it?

:)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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TheAgingHipster
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 8:14:48 AM

*looking at my PC and silently weeping*

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Teddie9
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:22:08 AM

it's supposed to be like 25 if you breeze through it and 35 if you're interested in all the side quests/exploration.

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Underdog15
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 4:53:13 PM

It isn't just the size of your hardware that matters; how you use it is equally, if not moreso, important. ;)


Also, that -IS- what she said.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:53:48 PM

Very good UnderDog... we can all agree the PC has its own positive and negative points, but alas, we enjoy our PS3 more... and that is it for now until the PS4 arrives I guess :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Beamboom
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 4:55:11 AM

Deus Ex Human Revolution:
PC: 94%
360: 93%
PS3: 80%

What's happening here!?

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Riku994
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 9:30:57 PM
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I didn't really pay attention to the whole Cole thing back at the accouncement of inFamous 2, what was the deal with that?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:00:13 PM

For some reason they thought we would accept a douchebag that looked nothing like Cole but was instead a kind of X-games hero cross between Nathan Drake and Ashton Kutcher. We raged that we wanted our grizzled, gravel-voiced bald hero back and got about 90% of him back.

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Claire C
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:19:06 PM

I like the new one more now. =)

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:56:22 AM

I didn't think much of the whole Cole debate, except for the voice issue!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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I007spectre
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 9:45:57 PM
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Well lets just consider for a moment now the fact that I have Battlefield 3 pre-ordered. But I will most likely just walk into a store and pick of COD MW3 on launch day. I am excited for both.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:01:45 PM

Might make more sense to just preorder both. No sense paying the five dollars tax on MW3.

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backatcha00
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:24:18 AM

It's a win win if you love shooters

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:13:54 PM
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I like this MW3 BF3 feud. As a sideline spectator I find it highly amusing because CoD is long overdue for a real challenge. So sling your mud boys, I'll be happy to measure this pissing contest. It's good times.

I totally understand the fan backlash against Dante cuz I was a douche-Cole hater. I'm just glad I didn't have a huge attachment to the other Dante. He was cool but I like this new guy too. Honestly I prefer skinny heros that are unusually strong (Cloud) to beefy ones (Marcus Fenix). I used to change my hair color a lot, never had the guts to go white though ;)

This week I wrapped up Mirrors Edge, it was really cool but also really aggravating. I'm going through Vanquish and it's good but it's so generic I'm just gonna sell it when I'm done. After our discussions this week I put Assassin's Creed II in and restarted it. I have full identified my issues with it and am starting to reconcile them in such a way as to enjoy it for what it is. Thankfully for my ego I wasn't wrong, those issues are there and not my imagination. I'm glad to say I am liable to be a big fan once the gameplay is able keep up with me.

Can't wait for that Dead Island review. That's the only one that has to prove itself. I reeeeeally want it to be good.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:57:27 AM

World, it is mildly amusing yes... the reason for that is because we all know which is the better game :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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mike rlz
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:29:19 PM
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"ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection"

I'm so jealous right now

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:56:49 PM

I'm glad I've held off playing either of them in the past few years, I look forward to playing both again in HD. Some of the best games ever.

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Claire C
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:13:01 PM

Me too!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:54:28 PM

I still have no idea if either of them are my kind of game.

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cLoudou
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:12:46 AM

Just try the games World. There's a reason why they both have earned such high praise.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:20:47 AM

Try means buy though, and you know how that is.

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AcHiLLiA
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:12:48 AM

Try before u buy, rent it first.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:17:15 AM

There are no more rental stores and I don't wanna bother with Gamefly. I know, I'm stubborn, but no I don't care about free trials either.

Mayhaps I just wait for cheap. I'll be too busy anyway.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:23:07 AM

Gamefly sucks. I had it for 6months and it always let me down. Whether it was the slow mailing process or the fact that they never had any of the new releases available for me. What's the point of making a top10 list of games I want when they always mail me the bottom 3 games. I finally gave up on the service and ended up buying GOW3 used off the site for $17 after waiting well over 3 months for them to mail the game to me.

You're better off with Redbox or Blockbuster.

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johnld
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 4:59:30 PM

@world

do what i do, borrow from gamestop. buy a used game then return it within 7 days. if you want it buy a new game. you can also the try before you buy at best buy. you tell them you want to try a game, they'll put it in a ps3 to play. if you want it they'll sell you the game you just opened. if not, nothing lost.

so far my 50 bucks allowed me to play portal 2, dynasty warriors gundam 2, record of agarest war zero, and captain america. and i still got my 50 bucks back.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 5:35:26 PM

@John

I did that for a month until they caught on and threatened to ban me from the store. It was a few years ago and I found Amazon and haven't been back since.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:04:02 PM

Gamestop only replaces games, no refunds.

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johnld
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:48:59 PM

@LV

yeah, i try to not make it obvious that i'm doing that. theres a bunch of gamestops close to me so i just buy a game from one then return to another. i borrowed those games within a month though and they never said anything about it. i did tell them what i didnt like about the game, not necessary if i liked it or not. i also preorder from them to get the preorder bonus. when they ask why i'm returning the new game next day i just tell them i found a much better deal, what can they do about that?

@world

i buy the game used and take advantage of their used game policy. a gamestop manager actually turned me into this "borrowing" method. basically you buy a used game and have 7 days to return it for a full refund. their actual words to me is "buy a used game, if you dont like it, return it for a full refund within 7 days." so i buy it used, beat it within a week, return it and tell them a bs excuse about what i dont like about it and move on. you have to buy a used game from them to use this policy. if you want to be safe, just wait about a week between each purchase so they wont realize what you're doing. i dont see it as exploiting their system, its more like i'm taking FULL advantage of the options they give me.

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main_event05
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:32:33 PM
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Just found out Netherealms Studio is here in Chicago, I'm wondering if they give tours.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:54:15 PM

I'm from near Orland Park....I'd love a tour.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:21:33 AM

"I'm Duke from Las Vegas and I say kill em all!"

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main_event05
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:16:51 AM

When I finish my schooling I'm gonna try to apply there. Imma put together a portfolio and try to get in w/o a degree. But I hear that is rare, I'd have a better chance starting my own studio w/o a degree.

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main_event05
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:32:09 AM

or so they say

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 4:52:15 AM

You a pretty good coder Main?

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TheAgingHipster
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 8:17:56 AM

I'm feelin' the Starship Troopers reference, World.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:10:57 PM

Love Duke Nukem's references, I yanked all the good ones out of the game and put em on my cell phone :)

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 5:35:48 PM

Wow..................................................................................................

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main_event05
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:39:00 PM

I'm getting there. but my focus is back/foregrounds and character models. everything i know is self taught trial and error and i think i'm pretty good. which is why i'm reluctant to shell out 100k for schooling.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:53:42 PM
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Not sure how you can think MW3 has BF3 beat when it comes to MP when BF2 has better MP than MW3. Honestly, a game from 2005 has more features, better gameplay, and more playervsplayer than whats being offered in 2011 by Activision.

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Geobaldi
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:47:49 PM

I agree. Plus it's more like a war with all the vehicles included instead of just a few soldiers running around a small map like CoD. Nothing like getting pinned down, then looking up and seeing your tanks and air support headed your way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:55:15 PM

Maybe he thinks MW3 multiplayer will just be more popular.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:14:10 AM

One of my best memories Geo is on the outskirts of a city taking heavy damage, figured I was gone for. All of a sudden I hear the noise of helicopters and it's 2 of my buddies flying all the way into enemy fire to try to rescue me.


Sure after I got into the helicopter we ended up getting shot down moments later and we all died but it was pretty sweet that my buds (I'm pretty sure they were drunk) chose to risk their artificial lives for me even though I was a moron and wanted to play Rambo and sorta left the Squad.

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AcHiLLiA
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:15:10 AM

It's going to be popular for the little kudos.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:18:08 AM

lol LV, that is a great war story.

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Temjin001
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:54:32 PM
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Yeah, the whole EA vs. Activision feud is just silly. Ironic that these two appear to be in an online 'death match' of sorts themselves.

Yep, the whole DmC thing isn't setting well with me either. I just don't get it. I always thought one of DMC;s most defining characteristics was just how defined the franchise's stylistic strengths were. It gleamed Japanese art design and stylish flare. Did anyone actually not like that about DMC prior to this makeover? I can't say I've been an ardent fan of DMC's play forever, I'm just not all for depth that has emphasis on doing things "stylish" over effective, Bayonetta is the same way, but it definitely always presented itself attractively, well, until now. To be frank, and a bit self-centered, I hope this DmC reboot suffers a grizzly demise in sales, can it really top like the 4million DMC4 netted? I hope not. This way Capcom straightway sets this franchise back to it's proper form.

PGU: Well, my laptop showed up early on Tuesday. It's been like a long lost reunion of sorts. Odd, because I never really saw myself going back, but as fate would have it, a necessity for a discrete Open GL graphics chip in a Windows environment made it all too inviting to re-engage. I hit up the Crysis demo right away to test the power of my system. Thankfully, the i5 and 6770m combo is plenty powerful to push it at 768p w/2xMSAA with all settings on high with great finesse. Seeing the circa-3 million triangle processing power of the Cry-engine is a site to behold, as suddenly, the 1.2million peak per-frame output of Uncharted 2 suddenly doesn't seem so high.
Coupled with enough grass and tree foliage that would dull the blades of a Huskavarna lawnmower, the tech convinces me it resides somewhere in-between this gen and the next.
Anyway, I don't have any money to buy Crysis just yet, so I'll just keep doing my thing with Fallout 3 and Tekken ;)


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Claire C
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:20:33 PM

Did you finish Lost Odyssey and what did you think of it?

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Temjin001
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:31:10 PM

I think I'm on the home stretch of Fallout 3. So I'll clean up there before re-engaging LO =)
I suspect I'll be done with FO3 this next week.
But I already have an opinion of LO for ya'
If you like traditional jRPG design, get it. It's got a smart combat system, great music, and interesting characters. I love Jansen. The voiced performances and cinematic presentation screams the bizzareo Japanese way of doing things. You know, the wierd overly flamboyant stereotypes and awkwardly emotionally frank dialogue that makes me think, 'any person I know wouldn't actually say things like that, but okay' but it's an oddity of the East I've come to accept, and almost sort of like at times. THough, my wife is always quick to poke fun at it's lines with antagonizing one-liners.
If you're fortunate enough to have a functional 360, pick LO up from Gamestop for like $16.

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Claire C
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:37:03 AM

I'm def going to at some point. There are a few other 360 titles I'd like to play as well(Tales of Vesperia, Alan Wake, SC Conviction, Divinity 2).

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:00:48 AM

Hey Temjin, you got your laptop before me? I am expecting work to upgrade mine January 2012. According to the I.T. department they will be purchasing monsters - 8GB memory with i7 processors and the latest NVIDIA GPU. So I will be a happy bunny considering I don't have to spend a cent myself.

In the interim I will smacking up BF3 on my PS3 and enjoying that for a time :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Temjin001
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:47:56 PM

Claire, ToV has a great rep as well.

Qubex, cool, so you'll probably have a Quadro workstation graphics chip then? Those can be pretty powerful. I'm sure you'll be impressed running many of this gen's multi-plats at resolutions and detail settings that are a good stretch above the console norm. I tried the Mass Effect 2 demo and on my machine it runs with all detail settings maxed at 1080p with a framerate that far exceeds 30FPS. But alas, while it's all very cool, the real excitement for me can only begin with the next console cycle, as all the top productions are led there anymore. I think of Crysis/Warhead as the last of the tech progressive PC offerings. Now anymore I can only really look forward to the PC-side stuff when whatever the current console gen has baked long enough so PC ports can be brought up to snuff. Not to mention avoiding breaking the bank to get hardware to push the ports well enough.

So while this PC stuff breathes new life into this gen for me, I know it's really something of an intercession before console cycles.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:57:30 PM

In some ways, it will be cool to enjoy the best of both worlds. I think it would be great to have both a PS3 and PC and enjoy the best of both if your budget affords it.

My game collection, even though small, will still be bigger than the PC collection. I think there are very few games I would want on the PC, maybe a few good shooters like BF3. In the interim I will smack that game up on the PS3. There are also a good few back catalogue PS3 exclusives I want as well, including the upcoming Uncharted 3...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:00:20 PM
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After letting my friend borrow Red Dead I finally got it back from him last week. I've put in nearly 15hrs and already bought the Undead expansion when it was $5. I'm going to be busy for a while, this game is some of the most fun I've had in a while (I've spent over 3hrs playing poker) and my Infamous2 bundle should be arriving shortly.

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Claire C
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:10:40 PM

Looove Red Dead. <3

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:19:50 PM

The Jerk had it for over a year.

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Claire C
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:29:20 PM

Lol, ought to hogtie his a** ;)

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mike rlz
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:05:35 AM

gotta love poker when you have the fancy suit on ;)

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Qubex
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:01:49 AM

Red Dead was a spectacular experience for me. I will re-play it some day :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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MyWorstNightmar
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:19:39 AM

Undead for 5? Nice. Must not have been the disc with all the extra dlc though? If so, you really scored.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:10:07 PM

Nightmar,

2 weeks ago the Undead DLC was only $5 and the 2 DLCs for GTAIV were $5 for Lost and $10 for Gay Tony.

I check Joystiq every week during the PSN update, they list what is new and give the discounts available.

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MyWorstNightmar
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:37:28 PM

Sorry to hear you missed out on that game for a year. I seem to recall that we were supposed to rome the countryside together. I'm glad your making time to play it now. It really is a great game.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 3:45:57 PM

We were and it's a shame we haven't, I'm sure there will be another game that will allow for us to do this or you could just play some more RedDead. I've been playing it for 5hrs already today....lol I'm such a lazy bum.

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FxTales
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:04:37 PM
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I just watched the 6 minute Airship gameplay vid of Uncharted 3. Wow.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:14:38 AM

As hard as it is I'm avoiding all footage of U3. I want it to be so fresh it gets a douche commercial.

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FxTales
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:30:40 AM

That's some self control World. I'm hopeless.

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Oxvial
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:06:24 AM
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I never thought Capcom would change Dante, they do whatever they want just look at the site they put multiple vote threads about what character we wanted on Marvel vs Capcom games and usually Gambit,Venom and Megaman get in the top 3.

So I loled when they claimed the new characters on ultimate are fanservice.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:19:28 AM
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Whatever a person's personal feelings on Dante, I think Ninja Theory is capable of making a fantastic game. HS and Enslaved were both very good so it kind of bugs me that people are dogging the gameplay trailers of DmC just because they don't like the new character. I feel for the fans, I really do, but the game is probably going to kick serious ass anyway.

The problem is that even if it scores really well, once you lose the original fans you kind of screw yourself no matter how good it is.

Whatever the case, I want it.

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Oxvial
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:31:12 AM

I was okay with it, is a prequel they can test a new look.

But lol at the creative director almost putting himself in the game because Dante now looks like him but 15 years younger.


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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:19:40 AM

I know, that alone gets a massive eyeroll from me. But Capcom are the ones who liked the design so much so what can u do?

They should just feed him some pizza and whiten his hair and everybody will shut up.

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Temjin001
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:49:41 AM

Well, thank goodness you found something that will pull you away from that Saints Row 2 game =p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 4:54:00 AM

I beat SR2, that game was teh fun-ness. And every time Eliza Dushku calls me "Boss" I get tingly :)

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___________
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 3:13:58 AM
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gameplay wise im sure the new DMC will be a awesome game, but just story wise is where im worried.
i mean now dante is half deamon half angel?
crapcom have already destroyed all of my favourite series, even DMC4 was pretty disappointing.
i mean how can you have a DMC game without vergil?
especially a game so focused over his sword!

still slugging away at the witcher 2, my god when am i going to finish this game!?
and there adding new features in the 2.0 update,my god im going to be here till the apocalypse trying to finish it!

speaking of embargos whats with the sudden up rise of them?
not even a few years ago games use to be getting reviews weeks, if not a month or so in advance!
and that was pretty much from everywhere!
now though you get maybe one or two a few weeks out, then have to wait till release day to read the majority of them.
deus ex for example first review came out over a month ago!
so why cant everyone else get their reviews out?
just seems like a shady tactic to try and get more preorders, but here it f*cking sucks donkey balls!
here if you want to get a game on release you have to preorder it simple as that, if you dont you will be waiting weeks for the 2nd sometimes 3rd shipment before you can grab it!
so im forced to go preorder games not knowing if there going to be any good or not.
o and speaking of resistance 3 surprise surprise its been leaked!
who said the PC is the platform with the rampant piracy issues?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 4:54:26 AM

half Angel? I musta missed that part. If true, that's too weird.

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___________
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:28:01 AM

yup, half deamon half angle.
they announced that in a interview at gamescom.
dont like the music in the trailer either, DMC has always had some kick a$$ tracks!
this is just a little too climatic for my taste.

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Stang
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 8:34:34 AM
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EA is the only one slinging mud ..... just sayin.

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Beamboom
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:05:52 AM

Yes I actually think it's been remarkably silent from Activision...!

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MyWorstNightmar
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 12:54:23 PM

Of course. EA is the one that wants to get noticed. Activision doesn't have to say a word and they will sell 20 million copies regardless.

EA wants to bring attention to their game. And with all that said, how many will they sell with the superior game? Maybe 8 million? How many did BF2 sell?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:11:44 PM

And we got a CoD fanboy to sign up spread propaganda with every post.

So see ya. ........just sayin'.

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BIGRED15
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:19:20 PM

U wanna give it a rest pal? We get it clearly ur a fanboy who wants to stir up a crrowd

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Beamboom
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 5:08:14 AM

Fanboy or not... we are all fanboys (or antiboys) in one way or another. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others. :)

And he *is* right. Last I heard from Activision was that they welcomed the competition. Hardly what I'd call mudslinging.



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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:45:46 AM
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5 weeks from launch & & you already getting to play team ico! you are 1 lucky son of a........

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Teddie9
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:29:42 AM
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I'm incredibly psyched for Deus Ex, and will be picking up SOTC/ICO bundle. Not gonna play BF3 or MW3...ever. The DMC gameplay footage is solid, switching weapons on the fly, demon/angel dynamic - There's nothing for me to complain about yet. :)

PGU: Nothing new since Catherine, so I found myself jumping into Infamous 2 and playing UGC. Deus Ex will most likely be my next purchase.

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frylock25
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:10:04 AM
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PGU: havent done one of these in a while but i have been playing portal 2 co op. so much fun. played some killzone 3 with a buddy. been trying out midnight club la and that is a lot of fun. i like modding the cars almost a little more than racing them.

played some little big planet 2 for a while the other day, forgot how much there is to that game. infamous 2 is fighting portal 2 as my favorite game this year. at least til uncharted 3 comes out. new ac and batman will be there also. i dont know if i will have the cash for all those games but i will try.

found out my public library has ps3 games. they have wii and pleasefixme games also. gonna have to see what they have since my gf has a wii the kids have been playing that nonstop. most played game is just dance 2. at least they are up and moving around.

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Drake_RB3
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 11:26:21 AM
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Just finished Catherine and got all 8 endings. The Catherine endings are quite funny. The true catherine ending is really badass.

Got the Deluxe edition but the boxers that came with it aren't that big. Tolerable but not comfortable. T-shirt fits nice, though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:13:07 PM

How in hell have u seen all endings already?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 5:36:18 PM

He's a pervert. Only a pervert can master this game.

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Drake_RB3
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 10:17:40 PM

You can get all the endings with just 3 play-throughs (one good, one bad, and one in the middle. Save before entering the 9-2 stage. Your ending depends on the last 3 questions to freedom and your morality bar.

Also, if you gold levels on normal, you can skip them on the next playthrough. Or just switch to easy and blow through them. By the 3rd playthrough you just be skipping everything and getting right in to the puzzles.

The game has also been out for a month now and I'm trying to get through a bunch of games before I have to start teaching again in September.

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bebestorm
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 1:10:24 PM
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Im glad Deus Ex is only a couple days away now and I look forward to your review. DMC reboot doesnt bother me much Im just concerned about the gameplay. I could careless about the MW3 and BF3 because their pretty much the same thing to me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 2:13:56 PM
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Why the f*ck do I have to have Portal 2 to connect my steam account and PS3 account?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 5:36:42 PM

::giggle::

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 6:06:16 PM

Don't you giggle at me LV, Valve is trying to rape me and not in the good way.

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Danny007
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 3:29:46 PM
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I wish I was lucky enough to play 4 unreleased games. Anyways, it looks like I'm going to have to hop on the Deus Ex preorder train. Gamestop's preorder bonus is to good to pass up. You get a bonus mission and exclusive weapons!

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clockwyzebkny
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:20:41 PM
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I really hope Deus Ex doesnt dissapoint I enjoyed the last Deus Ex and it's good to know that Ben is having a lot of fun with it I reserved it already and im crossing my fingers. I'm really anticipating Saints Row the Third and Uncharted 3 more than anything else tho

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karneli lll
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 7:51:25 PM
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I know this issue is kind of old but does anyone know why mortal kombat has no custom soundtracks? Im surprised no one has brought it up

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 8:51:52 PM
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Amazon just reduced the price of select PS3 games to go alongside the PS3 console's price cut. The combination of this and Ben's review for Nier caused me to pick the game up for $15 off Amazon just now. I suggest you all check out the deals.

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Claire C
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:44:36 PM

<3 Amazon

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 9:45:41 PM

thanks for the heads up, Nier is...interesting.

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Beamboom
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 5:22:40 AM
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PGU: Finished Killzone 3 last week. It was... Ok.

Next up: Up until today I was pretty sure Deus Ex would be next, nut now I am not so sure anymore. Keeping an eye on the reviews.


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