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Ben's Week In Review: November 20

'whew' The move is done and the review blitz is finally wearing down. :)

The next PlayStation generation...what might we see?

It has become quite a hot topic over the past couple of months. This past week, we have the report that the new Xbox is set to launch in about a year's time, and internal Sony studios are already working on PS4 titles. Furthermore, if one of those teams is Guerrilla, Killzone 4 could very well be a PS4 launch title. Wouldn't that be insane? Hey, toss in Gran Turismo 6 for good measure; it seems impossible that GT6 could arrive for this generation, right? Come on, you can't help but be a little excited. It's only natural, my fellow gamers.

As happy as I am with the current generation of consoles, I suppose progress is both inevitable and positive. By the way, anybody remember that fake PS4 commercial? Looks like a simple 3D ad these days, huh? But I remember getting goosebumps watching it; that's what an impending generation of new, unexplored technology does to people. I'm more about the software, though.

MGS5 might be the final amazing PS3 exclusive

Hideo Kojima isn't a big fan of Microsoft or the Xbox. He has made that clear in the past. He's also about to reveal more information concerning Metal Gear Solid 5, which may end up being one of the last PS3 masterpieces. If it does arrive for this generation and it's as memorable as we all expect, we won't have any choice but to put MGS4/MGS5 just slightly ahead of Uncharted 2/Uncharted 3 on that best PS3 exclusive list. Then again, what if Quantic Dream delivers their next project before the PS4 gets here? They should... It won't be Heavy Rain 2 but c'mon...it's Quantic Dream.

I think it's a little funny that once MGS5 is announced, the hardcore franchise fans will just forget about Metal Gear Solid: Rising. ;)

Personal gaming update

I've finally managed to start Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, which is amazing as expected. I just wanted to get the big reviews out of the way - including Assassin's Creed: Revelations, which I will certainly go back to - and I also wanted to get the move out of the way. For the record, I'm out of an apartment complex and into a house I'm renting from my father. It passed into the family earlier this year and while small, it's on a ridiculous piece of property in the country where peace and quiet reign supreme. A few apple trees, a stream, a garage, and an office with an enviable view. ;) Oh shut up, I've worked hard. And I have other goals and ambitions, too.

Anyway, we'll be shooting the next PSXE Show soon (had to take a break with the reviews and the process of moving), and remember to grab your PSXE t-shirt for your Home avatar! Also, let me know if you really wouldn't mind paying for a real t-shirt...I was surprised to see quite a few saying they would, and maybe we could do that for our fans if enough people were interested.

11/19/2011 Ben Dutka

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Comments (87 posts)

Temjin001
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 9:49:28 PM
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I'm excited to see what the next-gen will bring us. At the same time I'm really relishing this year of gaming, as it's the all around best lineup of amazing gaming software I've played. There;s just so many real sluggers landing back to back. I can't help but be overjoyed by it all. Anyway, I decided to hold onto Skyrim longer because it's immersible grasp happened to grab hold of me before I let it go. I'm only about 8 hours in, but it's all been fantastic.
I also finished up on a 3D project I did for my class. If anyone wants a look, it can be seen here. http://david-mason.deviantart.com/#/d4gi2n8
It;s real time consuming but I'm learning a lot and enjoying it immensely.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:47:36 PM

Great job! It actually looks exactly like the 7th floor elevator area for the Philosophy department where I go to school.

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:51:22 PM

3D max was a tough class for me. My 3d stuff never turned out the way I invisioned it. Going to school for animation was a mistake. I should have majored in music instead.

Nice job by the way.

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:29:15 AM

Ooh, 3DS Max, eh?? That program is a bit of a beast. However, once you've got the reigns well in hand - which it seems to me you've gotten right to that - it's a pretty handy program. Now, Maya on the other hand... Still haunts me to this very day. Great job, though!

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:29:40 AM

Thanks guys. So you went to school for animation, Jawknee? That's cool. What didn't you like about it?

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:54:33 AM

The school I went to wasn't very good and fortunately neither was I. Haha, I liked most of the classes, I just wasn't a very good artist. Seeing what other people where doing(even your pick) made me realize I was in over my head. I did really enjoy and seemed to do well in my traditional animation class where you hand drew each cell and took a picture of them in sequence with a neat tool called a lunch box. It played it back once it was complete. I also liked the animation history classes. Learn a lot about Walt Disney and old school cartoons.

Not all was lost though. It is where I met my wife. :)

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 1:07:17 AM

Ah, yeah, I've always had an artistic interest. I've just been leery of art degrees because it seems several of the fine art majors I know, except one, can't make an income to sustain themselves with it.

And 3DsMax is pretty complicated. I'd imagine the program would be hard to learn without a solid teacher showing us how to work it. Our teacher has 15 years experience and has actually done work in the movie industry etc. I'm pretty fortunate.

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johnld
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:43:55 AM

@jawk

if going to school for animation was a mistake then i dont know what to call going to school for mechanical engineering. i took the major because i wanted to build something but never got to do anything until the final 2 semesters. the professor was so retarded that i lost all interest in the class. he kept pushing us to do all the paperwork stuff instead of actually building it. made us calculate every damn aspect of it from pressure, customer surveys, to number of actual tests we need to perform instead of actually testing it. i got so pissed that i just gathered all the equipment, went to the machine shop, and built the thing. we made a CO2 powered branch pruner by the way, not our idea at all. that thing cut through a 1 inch diameter dowel rods and about 2 1/2 inch actual branches. when we demoed that in the competition, everyone looks each time we pressed the button to cut.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4:15:26 AM

Ha, sounds fun. Can't you work for NASA or something with that kind of dagree?

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Neo_Aeon666
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:22:02 AM

The room is pretty neat. Is it a 3DS MAX screenshot? Or a render? It would look much cooler if you put some lighting/shadows and occlusion in there. I studied 3D too but I mainly used Maya :D


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bigrailer19
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:48:56 AM

JohnLD-

Mechanical Engineering is rough. From what I understand there's a lot more math for that field n I'm not good at it. I'm going to school to be a Civil Engineer. I'll just be designing stuff for contractors to build. Along with doing surveys, cross sections for roads, etc... I like the design aspect, and really enjoy using the Auto Desk/AutoCAD software Civil 3D.

At one point I was enrolled to go to school to be a video game designer but that didn't work out.

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karneli lll
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:08:29 PM

If you want you renders to look richer try using sunlight. It takes a lot longer to render but it'll look awesome. I taught myself 3ds max a couple of years back and finding your own way to model stuff is always better, you learn a lot more than following instruction.

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:12:47 PM

Thanks Karnelli, but our teacher restricted us to the default renderer. He says stuff like MentalRay etc will come next course.

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johnld
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:45:40 PM

@jawk

i probably could do that but the problem is, in todays economy, all jobs in my field require at least 4 years experience and that is something i dont have. so i'm inexperienced for a mechanical engineering job and overqualified for other jobs. why cant they just hire someone without experience? that way they could train the guy so that he would know nothing but the job at hand. basically a specialist.

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karneli lll
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 5:39:02 PM

Its cool,one step at a time.I tried looking for a teacher but i decided to go in myself. You are gonna love advanced lighting, it makes even the simplest of models look detailed. Check out what i did after discovering lighting
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=449181601311&set=a.449180256311.238572.505121311&type=3&theater

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rowdy
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 9:51:16 PM
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A stream? That is genuinely awesome. I've always wanted a stream and a big pond with a bridge.

I don't know what I'd do with it though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:51:26 PM

duh, you hang out there and drink and smoke (in a gentlemanly way of course).

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rowdy
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4:36:54 AM

Then I guess I'd need to buy a pipe and learn to swirl brandy.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 9:59:35 PM
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Uncharted to ME would still be the best PS3 exclusives, even if MGS5 releases on the PS3. I also am very concerned the MGS series won't remain exclusive. I havnt followed much on it so I'm not well informed but that's what I see.

Anyways I'm anxiously awaiting a MGS5 I do hope we get it on the PS3 and it remains exclusive.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:16:00 PM

Just to add to that after reading it I made it sound like, I wouldn't be very open to MGS5 being better. If it's good It should obviously get what it deserves!

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Clamedeus
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:29:19 PM

I think the MGS series will remain exclusive, especially if Kojima has anything to do with the project.



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Temjin001
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:33:50 AM

I dont get why they would bring the MGS HD collection over to 360 and make the Fox Hound engine multiplat if they didn't intend MGS5 to be for 360 also. I'm not saying I want MGS5 on 360, I wouldn't want the experience altered to accommodate common ground design between architectures, but it seems no third party anymore considers staying exclusive these days. Even Insomniac and Square, stalwart PSX/PS2 family members couldn't resist.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:50:38 AM

Temjin-

That's kind of where my head is at.

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Fox hounder
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:29:13 PM
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I don't know if MGS5 will be exclusive to the PS3 or not ( i hope it is), but i'm certainly looking forward to it.

I hope MGS5 turns out to be a sequel to PW. There is a gap between PW and the original Metal Gear that a sequel could fill.

Actually it would be even better if MGS5 is a remake of the original 8 bit Metal Gear from the MSX & NES, that game needs to be remade more than MGS1 from the PS1.

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:48:30 PM

If it was a remake of Metal Gear it couldn't be MGS5 then. I do think he should remake those though. Would be sweet.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:43:18 PM
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I'd love to see another KZ or MGS this gen, but I think it's probably better that they come out as PS4 launch titles.

Ben,
As far as your move to a quiet country place with fruit trees & a stream, I'm frigging glowing "Nuclear green" with envy.
Since I've been out of work, I've been wishing for a winning lottery ticket just so I can get out of my own apartment too, & then buy a whole damned countryside...or an nice big always-warm deserted Island, with a few automated machine gun turrets for any nosy trespassers....or salespersons.

My PGU...Since I'm broke again, I don't have to keep on top of my gaming hunts, so I've been trying to whittle down my huge backlog instead.
So, in the last week I finished Crysis 1 & 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Plus I'm almost at the very end of Hunted: The Demon's Forge too, but I've been stuck fighting the last big boss battle for a couple of weeks now, so I've started on Deus Ex:HR(Augmented Edition) which I'm really liking.
Last night I went all through the bonus disc first, which had a 44 minute "making of", the soundtrack, animated storyboard, and the Motion Graphic Novel, all good stuff.
I'm especially digging the fantastic soundtrack on my Sony headset.

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Shams
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:52:58 PM

By the way, Biker Saint, I tried out the headset with my laptop (windows 7 x64), and it's compatible. They really are nifty.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:54:38 PM

What's your trouble with the Hunted boss? I played it on the normal setting but still found him not altogether challenging.

on an unrelated note, I hope you haven't drank any Sleg.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:00:39 AM

The Sony wireless headset? It works great work with the PC. I use it when I need to practice my songs. Much better sound and less strain on my ears than my Apple inear buds. Which is good because I was just diagnosed with Tinnitus caused by noise induced damage. The ringing is maddening! I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. :( It really is enough to drive someone crazy.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:33:38 AM

***SPOILER ALERT***

World,

At my best so far, I've only been able to knock 3 out of the 4 pillars while he's recharging his strength before I'm killed, and usually I'm only knocking down 2 pillars before most of my deaths.

I've even knocked my gameplay mode from normal to easy mode just for that fight, but alas I'm still being served up as grade-A demon food.

Hell, the way I keep dying, I think I might've accidentally slathered myself in a gallon of A-1 sauce.

BTW, I DID partake in Slegging 5 times, 3 times as Caddoc & 2 times as E'lara.
So I guess I'm going to be in for a world of Sleg-hurt once I finally get past this last boss, Huh?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:33:32 AM

yeah you are gonna pay, I want to replay the game for that reason.

I kind of forgot how to beat those pillars down, but I do remember that you should go ahead and step back from them and fight back the waves of skeletons and stuff when they are going to kill you because they will keep dropping health and magic potions so you don't have to worry about running out, eventually you'll get bigger windows of time to knock those pillars down together.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:57:15 AM

Shams & Jawknee

I also love the fact that I can recharge my headset using my computer's USB port instead of having to leaving my PS3 powered on just to get it up to full charge again.

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Shams
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:57:42 AM

@Jawknee

They really are the most comfy headphones I've ever had. Great pluses all around.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:09:42 AM

World,
OK, I think you might have nailed it for me.

***SPOILER ALERT***

What I had been doing was killing some of the skeletons & then trying to take down a pillar while he was recharging. So now I'll just try killing all the skeletons & hope that they'll finally stop regenerating all of their swarms at some point.

But man oh man, between the skel's & then all the lightening bolts, bombs, & flaming skulls that the big boss has been throwing at me, it's been pure Hades.

As far as my Sleg guzzling, I guess I'm going to have to see what repurcussions comes out of of it, & then decide whether or not to re-play the game to get a alternative result

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:40:29 AM

Biker, you can use a USB wall charger as well. I use my iPhone charger most of the time.

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CrusaderForever
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 5:58:51 PM

Very happy with the Sony wireless headphones! They have been perfect. The only problem I am having is with Skyrim. The sound cuts out for a sec every couple of minutes. Very annoying, but I am not the only one thankfully. Hopefully the near Thanksgiving patch will fix it.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:33:59 PM

Jawknee,
Cool, thanks for the wall charger info. That's even better.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:49:52 PM
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Well Ben, I still believe PDI will stay with the two games on one console M.O. as GT6 comes to the PS3. Who knows, you may be right after all.

EDIT - I am with Kojima on his thoughts towards the 360.

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cLoudou
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:50:07 PM
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Yes, shirts, now. And uh X-mas is coming up so....free shirts?

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Shams
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:55:42 PM
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This week, I've been playing Fallout 3:Goty on my laptop. I also got my ps3 controller working today on my laptop using Motionjoy software (using 360 controller emulator settings).

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Dreno
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:13:05 PM
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Sweet deal about the move ben. A stream is effing awesome. That's pretty nifty boss.

P.U.
Started my new job on Monday, its sweet. First job I've ever had that I enjoy. Only down side is it pays weekly. Now I know that doesn't sound like a bummer, but it just makes me fee like ill spend money faster. I know I won't, it'll be the same amount of spendage, but on a more frequent basis if that makes sense.

And I think ill be getting skyrim on black Friday...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:25:46 PM
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Any chance I can move in with you Ben? I need a quiet place to write and finish my novel :)

I must say as much as a stream of hot games is exciting it's nice to see it calm down so I have a chance to actually play them all.

It will be very interesting to see what games land on PS3 and what ones land on PS4. I don't feel ready for a new generation at all, but like you say that's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:20:37 AM

Sorry. There were only two bedrooms and the second one became my office. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:29:50 AM

We just got our first snow here in MN, I think it's headed your way next.

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:43:40 PM
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I don't think Quantic Dream can surpass the greatness that is MGS4 and what could be MGS5. As good as Heavy Rain was as a whole, it was too flawed on a technical level to compare to MGS4. As I said, it's a game that released in 2008 and is more polished than 90% of the games released in 2011. Quite possibly this entire gen. I hope MGS5 does stay exclusive. In order to outdo MGS4 it has to stay exclusive. I just can't see a game of that caliber being a multiplatform. There's been nothing so far. There isn't even an Xbox exclusive that compares. Then again there really isn't anything on Xbox that compares with most of the PS3's best exclusives anyway.

PGU: Battlefield 3 and MGS4. :) All this news of a possible MGS5 has got me in the mood. That game really is a masterpiece. I can't find a single thing wrong with it. Great music, fantastic gameplay, even better controls, great graphics, tons of weapons and upgrades, and lots of options in how to approach each battle or setpiece. Just competed the Middle East section. I took my time and tries to sneak past everyone.

World advised me to start Festivel of Blood and I was going to but I think ima wait until January. It will give me something to play while I'm in California. Should be only a few more days until Skyward Sword arrives. Can't freaking wait! Played the demo today at Target. It made me regret not paying for overnight shipping.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:49:37 PM

Thought I'd let you know in case you prioritize your experiences based on length as I often do, but there's no harm in putting off awesomeness for other awesomeness of course.

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:54:51 PM

Yea no problem. Ha, I want to be able to play it without interruption. I can stop playing MGS4 and pick it back up anytime. I just know when Skyward Sword gets here, I probably won't play much else besides a few quick Battlefield sessions here and there. Saving it for Cali will be perfect as I don't have much to do during the day anyways.

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Temjin001
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:45:49 AM

whats with gamespot hating the new zelda? I haven't played it, but it's like a total left field rating from a major site(the norm from N4G drab) But Gamespot? They can be real out there sometimes with review scores. They're not quite Edge, but their unpredictable consistency makes me feel less reliant on their evaluations.

PS. I knoew Dark Souls is good an all, but neither Batman, Skyrim or U3 are at it's level? Just seems odd.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 1:03:31 AM

I have no idea. His biggest complaint was that he didn't know how to use the controls. In reading his review, it seemed to be complete user error on his part yet he thought that warranted a 7.5/10. Total attention whore review if you ask me. There was another guy from some site called Venture Beat or something who gave it a 65/100 because he just hates Zelda. He said Twilight Princesss sucked and it jaded fans(not me, I loved it) and that he's too old for Zelda games and swore that everyone who gave it a 10/10 were idiots and didn't know what they were talking about. Why review it then if he hates Nintendo and Zelda so much? You can't review a game objectively if you hate the franchise. It would be like me reviewing Call of Duty and giving it a terrible score and expecting people to take me seriously. Yet another site giving a stellar game a poor review for the sake of getting attention I think.

I played it today for the first time and I had zero trouble with the controls. After about 5 minutes it felt natural.

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johnld
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:51:01 AM

gamespot is a joke. in my opinion, all zelda games are masterpieces, not just for kids. i loved ocarina of time, majora's mask, wind waker, twilight princess, and a bunch of gameboy/ds zelda games. i am not a fan of motion controls but the way nintendo does thing, you have to be a complete idiot, apparently the guy jawknee mentioned was, to be lost on its controls. as far a i saw from miyamoto's demo, all the moves were pretty much common sense actions.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:45:23 PM
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I have lived in the country my whole life, and would not give it up for anything. We have horses, pigs, chickens, a billy goat, and 2 cows. Best part is my closest neighbor is miles away. :)

MGS5 Sony exclusive? I would not hold my breath on that.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:01:09 AM

Stay positive young padawon. Stranger things have happened. ;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:21:30 AM

Well, it's not a farm. And I'm only 5-10 minutes from major towns...I can't be THAT cut off. ;)

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La_Bete12
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 6:57:21 PM

I live out in the country as well. it's quite peaceful only having a field, swamp and a church as your neighbors :P

I still can't get used to smelling cow shit every day. stupid Wisconsin and your cows.....

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Gamer Girl Gemo
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:38:13 AM
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I'm sadly still not feeling it for the PS4. Yeah, we all know it's inevitable, but I don't think that launch lineup would attract everyone. At least, it wouldn't attract me. Racing games are a bit overdone, and Killzone never hooked me. However if they did something like UC4, or even (I can hope) KH3, then I could talk more about excitement for the next generation.

PGU:

Having delved about a good 50 hours into Skyrim and a good 5 or 6 playthroughs of UC3, I decided to take a break from these amazing titles and try out Revelations. As much as the new story is welcomed, and the advancement to finding out just why Ubisoft has been throwing the plot to and fro in the past iterations is hinging upon completion of this one, I can't help but feel a bit run down. It was a wise decision not to make AC something to happen exactly every year, as I'm already beginning to get rundown with this series.
I adore the series, - been with it since the beginning - but it's starting to lose its shock value. Although, I must say that the hook blade has become one of my favorites... Anyway, I'll most likely be spending the next day or so chugging away at its storyline, most likely to beat within a day or two's time.

Good to hear you're settled in, Ben. That moving business is pretty tiring.

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Teddie9
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 8:46:03 PM

50 hours into Skyrim! I'm envious, bought it last sunday and I've only been able to make the time this weekend (not even today sadly). It is fantastic though.

PGU: Exactly what was said above but I can't help but elaborate. I've only had two dragon fights and they've been awesome. To have them ambush you is crazy. I need to be watching more often. I also got extremely excited that they actually went all the way with the werewolves. Elder Scroll game worlds just keep getting better. Currently in Windhelm investigating a murder.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:47:14 AM
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BTW Ben,
Yes, I'll take a shirt, especially if it's black or dark blue.

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Qubex
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:59:16 AM
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Ben, thank you for this update. Personally, I am very happy for you that have managed to get into the country side.

As many of you know, I live in Singapore. While it is a fantastic city, it is a city nonetheless and I am tiring of it. I do hope to do similar Ben. I am targeting the next 3 to 5 years to move to another country and into the country, away from the big cities.

Was going to suggest that when you video the next edition you give us a little tour of the new office, and a glimpse of the apple tress and the river running through the property, that would be awesome...

PGU: Still trying to complete Uncharted 3. Will do this upon my return from Vietnam, at the end of next week...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 7:21:01 PM

Might do that. It'll probably be part of the show somehow.

And I can't deal with cities. At least, not for long stretches of time. :)

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___________
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 1:38:38 AM
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i doubt MGS5 will be ps3 exclusive.
konami is like every other publisher, there not going to turn down millions of sales for the sake of it.
i just hope its exactly the same as MGS4, was such a jump forward in just about everything.
one of the VERY few games this gen i really really enjoyed, and could dream of saying best in the series.
unlike so many other franchises........

just finished ACR last night, oh my f*cking god that was a awesome ending!
a good game, not great because they removed so much from the series what made it great, and as allot of people are complaining the characters are kinda hollow.
i seriously doubt will ever get a game better then AC2, i mean that was about as perfect as you can get!
made me that much more excited for AC3 though, just to see desmonds final quest and all his training come to use.

i really enjoyed the desmond puzzle levels too, yea there really weird and, well, so different from the game but they were allot of fun!
im really disappointed we did not get to know much more about subject 16 though.
when the developers said he would play a big role in the game i thought we would finally find out what happened to him, what all those crazy symbols he wrote meant and things like that.
but you dont, he really does not play much of a role at all!
thats one thing i hate about the series, ubisoft are such a tease!
they love to leave so many things open, yea there probably leaving it for the final game, AC3, but still.
opening up a question in AC2 then not answering it for 3 years is just cruel!

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johnld
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:35:09 AM
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yeah, about the next playstation generation, i think i'll be a little late to that. i was thinking of buying a new ps3 but all this talk about the ps4 is making me think of just holding out for a ps4 instead. i will be buying games when they're on sale even without a ps4 though. i dont like the greatest hits boxes so i'll buy them early.

as for metal gear solid 5, all i can say is i'll be on that midnight launch with the most expensive edition of the game. i'm hoping its exclusive and a little jab against xbox like in mgs4 disc swapping.

PGU: i just platinumed uncharted 3, what a game. kinda sucks that they took out the weapon select cheat. i've been playing alot of battlefield 3 lately, i think i gave up on platinum on this game for now. if i get it i get it but i dont feel like going out of my way to get it. I've been getting used to sniping in the game again like i did with bad company 2. i got myself about a 374m headshot earlier against a running enemy who ran behind the leaves of a tree. i also still got resistance 3 on my shelf still wrapped. having too much fun in bf3 to start it. i'm thinking of going out black friday to get assassins creed revelations, i think its 30-35 bucks, but its not really a must have for me. i just want to see the final chapter of the story.

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Pandacastro
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 3:36:12 AM
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I have questions for those that play mgs peacewalker. How do you get the guys that are inside of the vehicles to get out ? I usually end up destroying the vehicles. How do you know when your soldiers are injured? A lot of my strong ones keep on getting weaker. Is there a way to increase my soldiers health? The weak ones always died with one bullet.

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Jawknee
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4:12:48 AM

Clear the area of soldiers than damage the vehicle to the point of just before it's completely destroyed. Focus on the gas tanks first. Eventually the pilot should pop his head out giving you the opportunity to tranquilize or kill him. If you succeed you can add the vehicle to your arsenal.

To improve your soldiers you need to send that out on missions in the Outer Ops section of the game. If they survive, it should improve their stats.

Best thing to do is capture as many soldiers as possible on the battlefield. Eventually you will get some good ones. Then just discard the weak ones.

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Pandacastro
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:21:59 PM

How to I discard the weak ones?

Anyone else have mgs collection? I need a coop patner to get some trophies. Add me. My psn is pandacastro.

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Jawknee
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 2:59:55 AM

There should be an option somewhere in the Outer Ops menu. Either in the general menu or the characters menu. Can't remember exactly. It's been awhile since I popped it into my PSP.

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Wissam
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 5:04:48 AM
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I am sure another god of war game to be the final top ps3 game. considering that god of war 2 on ps2 was released in 2007 after the ps3 release.

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Beamboom
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 5:27:15 AM
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This week was a crazy week. No less than three top notch games to sink my teeth into!

SKYRIM: This is not a game, it's an experience. GOTY 2011, nuff said.

RAGE: *Jaw drop*. You think kz3 looked good? Take a look at *this*. A hundred times larger maps, twice the quality on graphics (*especially* characters - twenty times better), ten times better animations... I mean... How *did* they do it?!?! Just... How? Why? What is going on here!?

SAINTS ROW THE THIRD: So, they just went on and made the perfect sequel.
Absolutely every single component of the game is enhanced since SR2. Everything! From missions to cutscenes to acting to animations, coop gameplay, customization options, the entire package. Every nook and cranny is bigger, stronger, better, more. And you feel the love from the devs ALL over this production.
This is just as obvious "coop game of the year" as Skyrim is the GOTY.

Any of these three would by themselves have made a crazy good week. To have these three at the same time is like a serious overdose of JOY!

***

Oh and Ben; I'd take the shirt too if the price is reasonable (and not US only...). Geeks love t-shirts. You should know that. ;)


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 7:22:16 PM

Next to Uncharted 3, RAGE is the best-looking game of the year. Period.

Anybody whining about textures and pop-in needs to get off their high horse and just LOOK and what was done. It's pretty amazing.

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TheAgingHipster
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 8:27:33 AM
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Congrats on the move to the new place, Ben!! Before I relocated to Canada for graduate work, I was living in a similar place, a tiny farm house on 350 acres in Oklahoma. There's nothing quite like having that kind of peace and quite. The internet connection sucked, but the vistas and night sky totally made up for it!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 7:23:33 PM

Yes, well, I have high-speed Internet and HD channels and everything here. Like I said, it's not far from anything major. It just feels like it's way out in the middle of nowhere, which is great.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:22:56 AM
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I'm still not ready for a PS4 but considering it's a few years away I should be ready by then. I am ready for a Vita though and definitely can't wait for that.

I'll be sure to watch MGS5 but I still have to play 4 which is sitting on my shelf.

PGU: I decided I was to overwhelmed with all the games I had and traded in 72 of them. Most of them were crap games and I just don't have time to play them all. I kept all the great titles I have which left me with 34 still. Gamestop gave me $500 in store credit so I picked up MW3, Skyrim, and AC: Revelations. I also picked up the MGS collection at K-Mart since I had a $20 gaming coupon which was about to expire. I was also thinking about picking up Saint's Row 3 and White Knight Chronicles II but not sure yet. May just wait till I complete some stuff I have.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:35:10 AM

72? Wow man good for you. It can be hard to let them go but once you realize they are games you never would have played again you feel better.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:50:50 AM

Ya it did hurt a little but it does feel better to not feel congested anymore. It helped me pick up some of the newer games I wanted too.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:37:09 AM

Gave up 72 games?

Wow, as a collector, my soul would forever weep if I tried to part with even one game alone.
(and yes, even Rouge Warrior, LOL)

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SolidFantasy
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 1:12:47 PM

Crikey! Where do you ever find the time to play all of those games?

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4:00:02 PM

@Solid: I didn't, a lot of them never even touched my system. That's one of the reasons I got rid of them. I want to focus more on the games I really want to play. Some of them I had just for the trophies and I just can't waste my valuable time on trying to get them all anymore.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 7:24:53 AM

Rouge Warrior...Rogue Warrior's effeminate cousin.

;P

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shadowpal2
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:32:18 AM
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I want to say that MGS5 will stay exclusive since he announced that it is in works in an interview with OPM.

But maybe he just announced it in that interview since, the Metal Gear Solid franchise is a 'PlayStation' franchise.

I was a bit surprised when the MGS HD Collection went over to the Xbox 360 and how they have special offers as well such as getting a customizable avatar and stuff. It seems that Kojima made Solid Snake's story exclusive to the PlayStation franchise.

So I only know as much as any other gamer here. I have no idea what's going on with Rising, but I guess it's simply because Kojima isn't satisfied yet with handing down his franchise to anyone. Of course there was that one card game AC!D which he seemed to approve.

And one more thing...I really wanted the series to end at Peace Walker...I honestly don't know why there has to be more added to the story...it's good enough as it is. If we get MGS 5 to be the very beginning of the whole story (Boss' mission) ...then I guess that'll be interesting. But I truly wonder what's in Kojima's head right now. I'm not really complaining that there is going to be an MGS5, but I honestly think the franchise is good enough and that he should work on a new IP or something.

Anyway, we'll see.

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Raze22
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 10:36:30 AM
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Ben you should start a poll for the t-shirts.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 7:23:59 PM

I might.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:32:42 AM
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The only thing that bothers me that MGS may go multi-plat is that that Kojima has taken over Komani's VP position.

So even though he doesn't want MGS on the 360, as VP, he may have no choice but to make that decision in order to make Konami the most money he can.

As far as Cage goes, I will always want anything he makes, but I hope that this time he sticks to his word & makes any DLC that he promised us(those 3 missing HR DLC's).
Yeah, I'm still a little bitter of not getting the opportunity to savor even more Heavy Rain after I'm all done with the main disc itself.

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Dell Taco
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 2:32:55 PM
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I would love to pay for a real t-shirt Ben.

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Dreno
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 3:05:40 PM
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I like the idea of apoll for shirts that was suggested above.

But you can count me in for a shirt ben, id sport it proudly. Hell, even if it were pink id wear it with pride haha.

Oh and, I accidentally hit the "having problems with comment" button. I closed out of the window, but if it still went through, you know what's up.

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Codeez
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 4:23:19 PM
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This site has been a constant source of news an entertainment for me, so more ways I can support ya'll the better. That would totally include buying a sweet PSX t-shirt, or maybe even a PSX theme for my PS3 (just an idea).

PGU: Skyrim is bad has quickly consumed my soul. Just bought WKC II to get even more of an RPG fix and am loving it so far.

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La_Bete12
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 6:32:07 PM
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I'm soo not ready for a PS4. I'm still enjoying all of the epic games that the PS3 has to offer, and I don't think my budget can allow for another console...

and I would love to have a PSextreme shirt, I love this site :)

PGU: Skyrim. 'Nuff said. This game just grabs you and never lets you go. Sure it ain't perfect, but it's amazing regardless of the occasional bug. I've also got Assassin's Creed/Dead Island/Batman to play. so....many....good games coming out....gahhhh..... :)

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Yukian
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 6:46:24 PM
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Since my PS3 had an honorable death with the YLOD, I've done my gaming on the Wii after 2 years without even turning it on.

And it hurts my eyes pretty bad. There's like a universe of diference between the graphics of the PS3 and the Wii... I think we're being massively spoiled by Sony with the PS3.

I mean, I was playing Donkey Kong Returns and Donkey Kong looked like a piece of crumpled brown paper rolling around on the screen. But that didn't hinder the fun I had with it.

I got my hands on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and hearing the awesome soundtrack that came with it. I read way too much about this game to pass it...

Hope it's as good as the very few games I have for the Wii which is like 3. lol

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BikerSaint
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 9:39:34 PM
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Ben,
You might want to think about hats too.
I know I'd buy a PSX baseball hat.

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