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Top 5 Games To Play With PSN Down

The PlayStation Network is still down, Sony can't yet provide any new update, and you're sick of reading all the articles and rumors online. You want to play.

Well, if you need any help, we're giving you the top 5 games to play when we don't have online access. Obviously, we're picking some of the best single-player experiences out there, so pay attention-

5. inFamous

It remains one of our favorite games of the generation, and let's not forget that the sequel arrives on June 7. This is a fantastic game to play when you're forced off the PSN; it's just endless fun, and playing the original (again or for the first time) will pump you up for inFamous 2. An endlessly entertaining blend of superhero powers and a sandbox/GTA structure, Sucker Punch's original title is just a blast and a half.

4. Alan Wake

Yes, Xbox Live is fine but maybe you don't play the 360 much, or maybe your friends spend all their time on the PSN. So it's time to take a break from anything multiplayer-related and if that's the case, why not sample one of the most fulfilling thrillers of the generation? Incredibly well-written, awfully creepy, and boasting excellent performances, this was sadly overlooked when it released last year. Thankfully, though, we hear a sequel is in the works and if that's true, you'll need to be familiar with the first story. It's very well done.

3. Most anything from BioWare

Just pick one. Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2; there has got to be something from these RPG masters you can enjoy. If you like a sci-fi setting, ME is for you; if you're more of an old-fashioned fantasy-type guy, go for Dragon Age. All of them offer sufficiently long campaigns and will undoubtedly see you through this no-PSN crisis. Plus, if you're new to RPGs, you might just discover a new-found love, and you'll cultivate it in the near future.

2. Portal 2

The campaign is plenty long enough and you'll continually test your problem-solving ability. Valve's ingeniously designed puzzler includes some of the best voice acting you've ever heard, unbelievable puzzle and level creation, and awesome balance and pacing. The critics are raving for a reason so if you need something new that will tide you over, Portal 2 is a no-brainer. Don't be intimidated; it's not that hard. It's just rewarding.

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

As we look forward to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in November, we look back to what is widely considered to be the greatest game of the generation thus far. And unlike many other titles, its popularity was almost entirely due to its unparalleled single-player campaign. If you're looking for the definitive solo experience of the era, it's right here. So what if you've already played it? Play it again! You won't be sorry.

Tags: psn, psn outage, playstation network, games industry

4/25/2011 12:09:13 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (120 posts)

maxpontiac
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:30:21 PM
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For me it's been SOCOM 4. I am having a lot of fun with the game's single-player component.

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:39:40 PM

I dont get why they rate the SP bad, wuts wrong with it?

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:47:08 PM

I'm about half way through the single player campaign. It is pretty fun, but you do see alot of the bugs that the reviewers were talking about (cutscenes and music that "skip" tend to stand out for me) but it is quite fun. Def not revolutionary but pretty solid so far. I want to be able to get online with my leveled up snipers though.

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friction
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:51:19 PM

Omg I know wth the game is freakin fun] I beat the campaign, and have been working on custom missions, and I gotta say I freakin love it.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:52:40 PM

Merc - It's definitely lacking in the visuals, and there are a few minor bugs here and there.

It is much funner then any shooter out there currently due to the Weapon Mod system. It's a blast replaying the missions with different weapons.

The custom campaign is really good as well. My only complaint is the fact that there is only six maps, when there should have been 14 (the same number of single player levels).

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:09:04 PM

I think the story is bad. Fun to play but bad story.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:16:26 PM

Yeah shadow, the story is nothing to write home about, but I have sure seen worse (COD!!)

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:31:39 PM

No for real it's not a very good story and COD has away better story then socom 4 in my opinion. SO far I think Black Ops really did justice with the story mode it felt like a movie to me same with World at War. Now with Infinity Ward, their story is decent but it could have been a lot better. Best thing about the COD series story is it's easy to follow, which brings in the sense that it could be corny to some people. Socom I just didn't fell it had a good introduction and story. That's all I saying.

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___________
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 2:55:20 AM

you can finish it in 5 hours, theres bugs galore, the graphics are dated, the gameplays as repetitive as hell, the AI is dumb as bat sh*t, its less of a tactical shooter more of a take cover and clear the area shooter, controls are really sluggish, why do i have to hold L2 then select a grenade before i can throw it? why cant it be like every other game and just assign a button to a grenade? surprisingly for a DTS game it sounds CRAP!
i could go on for days!
if anything the games lucky it got the scores it did, if it only had SP no MP, or if the MP was crap, id be surprised to see this hit a 6!
sooooooooooo disappointed!
another playstation staple franchise down the sh*tter!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 10:11:06 AM

shadow - Truth be told, I have yet to see a story in any shooter be something to talk about or another rinse and repeat.

"______" - What shooter isn't repetitive? Plus, since when is the cover and clear mechanic a bad thing? Gears of War is heralded for that very thing?

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Beamboom
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:31:22 PM
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... And Dragon Age 2 has, surprisingly early to me at least, dropped in price now and is available for £17.99. And that *is* a bargain indeed.

I'd also like to expand that list to include Crysis2, the single player campaign is darn cool imo. At least if you like a sci-fi setting to your games.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:50:05 PM

Yeah, Crysis 2 is highly recommended.

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Excelsior1
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:53:10 PM

crysis 2 is a great multiplat title. it starts slow but improves as you go plus it has a lengthy campign.

fallout3, and mass effect 2 are also great single player games.

one game that i think gets overlooked is CASTLEVANNIA LOS. i absolutely loved that game. it's a beautiful game with gorgeous expansive vistas. it also has a lot of depth and a lengthy campign. i loved the story and it has a kick ass ending with a cool twist. i actually regard it more highly than gow3.

i'm also a big metal gear solid fan so mgs4 has to get a mention as well.

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Beamboom
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:19:26 PM

Exactly, Excel. Most games of this genre is usually a string of cliff hangers in an almost hysterical tempo.
One of the main reasons I love Crysis 2 is that it has self confidence enough to let things stay low key for a while to give the story room to develop. it rewards patience. Let you get familiar with the game and mechanics.

At first I didn't pay much attention to the story at all. Then at a certain point I started going "hmmm... Now what's this?" and now I am at a level where I really pay attention to the cut scenes. Masterly done.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:21:05 PM

Castlevania LoS is a fantastic game. Completely loved it and bought the Reverie as well. Looking forward to Resurrection. I want to plat it but will wait until later on this year to go through it again. Totally underrated game!
Finishing up Portal 2 and will be hitting Mortal Kombat next.

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johnld
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 8:44:39 PM

i just got through the game on supersoldier, anyone can get that with a maxed out super suit. most levels i just walked passed everyone and carried a HMG, LMG, and a sniper rifle or a microwave gun just in case i run into aliens, humans were easy. online is pretty fun too, just gotta get past the fact that everyone is using cloaking online. once you know how to move around and how to use your armor/stealth, its a great multiplayer game.

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Robochic
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:32:02 PM
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Great list. Since the outage I've actually been playing Ps2 games believe it or not LOL KH's, and Fatal frame :)

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Cavan1
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:38:14 PM
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for me its been story mode of Mortal Kombat, just beat Shao Khan, so starting the tower now.

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FatherSun
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:48:56 PM

I am on Tower # 52. Its a long way to 300. Good Luck.

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slugga_status
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:43:07 PM
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I've been playing Mortal Kombat non stop just to get better..

Ben, keep telling people about Alan Wake! I'm almost done with it. People are sleep on this game. Nothing like blinding a few people of the night with flash bangs

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wiiplay
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:43:46 PM
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After reading the first paragraph, I literally screamed "HECK YES" out loud.

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FatherSun
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:47:43 PM
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Portal 2, Mortal Kombat, GTA4, Yes GTA4. I have about 50 trophies just waiting to update when we go live again!

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:48:17 PM
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I'm actually playing the Killzone 3 campaign since i was always on the multiplayer part of it and neva had the chance to finish the campaign... I also just finished the GOW Collection, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, And Tekken 6... I almost forgot how fast i go through games since i'm always playing online... But it feels good to catch up on the games i haven't played

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FatherSun
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:49:52 PM

Good idea on the GOW Collection. I am like 5 trophies away from Platinum on both games. Getting on it later tonight.

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leatherface
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:58:33 PM

Been playing the Sly Collection. Those games are fun!

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:21:35 PM

I actually just fired up the GoW collection last night as well! I admittedly never finished the first GoW. Almost done with it. I kinda played the games backwards as I never played them on PS2 and GoW3 was my first PS3 game.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:52:16 PM
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I'd like to add Metal Gear Solid 4, God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 to that list. :)

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FatherSun
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:19:29 PM

Sadly I haven't returned to GT5 since I lost all my data after 40% completion. I will go back soon though. I am waiting to save up for a wheel. Then I'll getting back in the drivers seat.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:54:46 PM

I just wish the seasonal races in GT5 could be accessed while offline. That's a bummer.

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NoOneSpecial
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:49:31 PM

I've been doing quite a lot in GT5. I deleted my game save for the hell of it and re did everything. It's actually a lot more fun because I am making even better decisions and getting a lot mmore money :3

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:54:27 PM
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I got Platinum on both... Now i'm gonna beat the first Uncharted again... Then move on to Mortal Kombat and Socom 4

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 12:55:26 PM
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I wish they would put trophies on MGS4 so i have another reason to beat it for the 4th time

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matt99
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:10:42 PM

Only the fourth time???

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main_event05
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:19:50 PM

someone is slacking, lol.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:50:18 PM

Ha, Yea talk to me when you're on your 10th play through. ;)

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FatherSun
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:16:13 PM

We should petition Kojima for Trophy support. I know hes busy with MGS5 and his other projects but I would replay 4 anytime so... get to it Hideo.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:00:08 PM
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I was so freaked I secretly bought an 360, Modern Warfare 2, payed for Live and registered the name "IamNotWorld"

heh... j/k

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SvenMD
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:26:53 PM

Did you have to send your 360 back for repairs yet?

;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:50:04 PM

I tried but they said a shotgun blast was not covered under warranty.

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:44:20 PM

Ok i'll add you on XBL.

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Alienange
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:15:04 PM

Why'd you do that World? You know the thing does more than show commercials right?

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matt99
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:09:33 PM
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I'm surprised Heavy Rain isn't on the list, guess it shows how many great single player games there are.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:22:49 PM

It'd be on MY list, but it probably doesn't apply to the masses.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 1:55:36 AM

Also, at least for those with PS Plus, now is not the best time to play games with locked saves...which eliminates DA: O as well (why, Bioware, why?).

I just wish Heavy Rain would let me finish it. I get to the last scene and it crashes every time.

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lucaaugustus
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:15:43 PM
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Comrads, can anyone help me out with this issue? It all started on Friday.

The game freezes on the Press Start screen on WWE All Stars and Mortal Kombat Ladder Mode. Had to turn off the console by its back switch. Now I only get a slow moving lava lamp look alike wave from the XMB boot up screen. Nothing is happening so I decide to do a reset. Now my system turns on with no picture and my HDD light is fully light and can't do anything. Does anyone know what does this mean?

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Beamboom
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:19:30 PM

It probably means your macine needs service :)

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slugga_status
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:34:02 PM

I'd reset the video settings and see if that at least gets you some picture. You do that by keeping the power button pressed until the second beep from the PS3...

If that doesn't get you some picture then I'd call Sony. They'll probably have you enter safe mode and clear some files..

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lucaaugustus
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:41:55 PM

Slugga I did do the video settings reset but I keep getting a black scren after that. I guess I will have to call Sony and trouble shoot my system.

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Highlander
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:33:05 PM

That sounds a lot like HDD corruption. Trye looking up the steps for running the recovery menu to fix the corruption. The PS3 has a chkdsk like utility that allows it to fix file system corruption (not disc surface corruption though). That may help. Also try disconnecting your PS3's network cable or disabling the wireless connection (if you're wireless), that may help with starting some games that perform certain online checks at start-up.

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frostface
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:19:48 PM
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I'm leaving Assassins Creed Brotherhood and going back to New Vegas.

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Alienange
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:15:48 PM

Me too. House always wins.

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Oxvial
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:23:31 PM
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Replace Alan Wake with Yakuza 4 :D

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johnld
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 8:49:03 PM

i platinumed yakuza 4 but i dont know if i want to do the same to yakuza 3. all i got left is all the minigames.

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Kiryu
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 8:55:26 PM

Did u fight all the secret bosses?

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Kiryu
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:24:23 PM
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Yakuza 4 Forever!

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SvenMD
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:29:32 PM
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I've been spending the last 2 weeks on FFXIII.

I finally got the platinum last night, and it was probably the most satisfaction I've gotten out of obtaining a platinum yet.

Hopefully going to start Portal 2 SP tonight or tomorrow. But I'll have to wait to co-op with my brother on PC till next week I suppose.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:21:22 PM

Good job on the plat. Lots of farming required for that one! Welcome to the Platinum Ingot Farming Frustration Club! Soon to include Jawknee to our ranks..Haha!

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:11:36 PM

Ha, yup. I'll see how I feel once I am done with the game. Right now I'm just farming as much Incentive and Credit Chips as I can. I still haven't moved on from those hallways in the airship you save Vanille and Sazh in. I suspect when I finally move on I'll have enough CP to max out my characters every time it allows me to upgrade them further. I have almost 100,000 CP collected for each character. Just kinda sucks I can do anything with it. I don't like the limits it places on you. In all other Final Fantasy games I would be a God by now for how much grinding I have been doing. For example, in Final Fantasy VIII, I would be close to level 50 before I even left Balamb Garden for the first time.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:35:25 PM

Haha, well, I don't mean to discourage you, but 100,000 cp is a drop in the bucket to what you will need. As you advance in the crysterium, each move will cost you 30,000, 60,000, and even 120,000 cp points. So the 100,000 you have now doesn't get you far. Get to chapter 11, do your missions, and get that growth egg!

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johnld
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 8:52:44 PM

best place i found to farm is that with a giant turtle with a bunch of soldiers around it in some city, i dont care what its called now. anyway, its the place where that giant turtle falls through the glass. just summon to knock the turtle down, spam death with vanille, then beat the soldiers to build up tech points or whatever you need to summon. I dont feel like going back to platinum it. mission requirements and enemies for the stones are retarded.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 9:14:46 PM

John, using summons is the brutal way to go, cuz as you say, you then have to build up your TP after each battle. You just have to learn how to beat them without. I was beating them in 1:50 without summons and no buffs. And the area you were talking about is Eden. I don't blame you for not wanting to go back for the Platinum trophy. It is a grind fest to be sure.

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SvenMD
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 9:11:50 AM

Yeah - I definitely think that step 1 is getting the growth egg from spamming death on Neochu. Step 2 is farming CP from the Northern Highplain with the Behemoth King and Megistotherian fighting each other (with the growth egg, a nice party and a few upgrades to weapons you can get almost 800,000 CP an hour here). Then step 3 is platinum ingot farming in Eden with the save station (no Summons - just use fang and Highwind, and get some Earth Resistance). Step 4 - Annihilate the game...

It's worth it as long as you have about 20-30 hours or so to kill ;)

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Underdog15
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 3:35:56 PM

Congrats on platinum on FFXIII!

Believe it or not, that game was my first ever platinum. lol

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:42:54 PM
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I'm away from my PS3 anyway, But I tell you what the PSP has been used this last 2 weeks more in more than a year. With the release of The 3rd Birthday, I played through Parasite Eve I and II before.

I'm now waiting for Final Fantasy IV, to arrive in the post, in the meantime I have been playing the Final Fantasy I remake and I love it. If FFIV gets this qaulity of treatment It will be fantastic.

Once I get my PS3 back I intend to play through MGS3 before I stat Peace Walker, So my PSP has actually turned out to be a fantastic investment, The PSN being down does not affect me what so ever.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:51:04 PM

Since you liked the Dissidia Prologues are you going to get Dissidia 2?

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:59:13 PM

I won't lie I am tempted very much, If my wallet is happy with me by the summer holiday I'm sure I will :)

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:07:45 PM

It's well worth it. You'll spend at least 20+ hours completeting the new story mode with all the new characters then the original game unlocks with new perks. I'm almost done with the original game and have clocked about 45 hours into it. Good thing to is you get to carry over your Prologue and Dissidia 1 save data. All your items and leveled up characters will carry over into Duodecim. I will probably end up logging over 100 hours into Duodecim like I Dissidia.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 4:08:29 AM

Ah right I did not know it take the data from your previous games, nice I'm sure I will get it asap.

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Gone
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:53:22 PM
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Hide the Donkey

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Miggy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:53:53 PM
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I have 10 games with me I have yet to beat in particular order.
1.) Killzone 3. I beat the cooperative mode with my brother but not the single player.
2.) Yakuza 3
3.) Fallout New Vegas
4.) Castlevania
5.) EA MMA
6.) Prototype
7.) Dragon Age 2
8.) White Knight Chronicles
9.) Mini Ninjas
10.) Assassins Creed Brotherhood.

I've started all of them except brotherhood. It hasn't touched my ps3 once.

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sha4dowknight05
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:32:31 PM

Assassin's Creed II was awesome, can't wait to try out brotherhood if I get a chance at it.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:56:23 PM
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I'm back on PS2 until WKC2 on May 20th. Not because of PSN, just because.

Yakuza 4 if you haven't already, folks

Get on LBP2 and design a game! I'm still hacking away at the ultimate LBP2 RPG....just you wait.

U2. Tech wise unbelievable, but i never full enjoyed the game. Very cheesy run, cover, stick-to-the-script shooter with the occasional stick-to-the-script platforming. And before you all cry, i admire it for what it is and totally understand your reasons for enthusiasm, but understand my opposition too.

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Clamedeus
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:56:25 PM
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I'm playing Vindictus right now, it's pretty fun I am about level 21, just about to level soon at 87%. If you are bored check Vindictus out it's awesome.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 12:23:47 AM

My character is lvl 24. Haven't tried the new content they've added yet. Been playing a whole lot of World of Tanks lately so Vindictus has taken a break for the time being lol.

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:56:55 PM
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All this gaming nonsense aside, am I the only one who's dating life is severely impacted by Playstation Home being down?

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:58:28 PM

LOL! As ambitious as Home is and how much Sony wants it to succeed. I can't remember the last time I logged into Home.

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SvenMD
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:21:44 PM

Last time I logged in was to get the KZ3 stuff. Before that I think it had been a year...

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Highlander
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:34:10 PM

LOL! I play in home a fair bit and funnily enough that's how I knew about the outage, I logged on to go into Home. Home is the biggest loss for me right now, although I was thinking of some Uncharted online, but that will wait.

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Mog
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 9:08:39 PM

Playstation home still exists?


Completely forgot about that.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 2:09:21 AM

I was also trying to get into Home when the lockdown occurred. I've been working my way through Sodium 1 / Salt Shooter and am bummed that I can't finish it.

I also want to see the changes that come with 1.5. Installed, but not successfully launched.

In the meantime, I've been playing Prince Of Persia. I think Folklore is next.

Also, my weekend was eaten by a Doctor Who series 6 (?) marathon, leading up to the debut of the new episode.

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Bloodysilence19
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:57:17 PM
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add gow3, dead space 2, fallout nv or fallout 3, kz3, read dead redemption, ac 1,2, and brotherhood, and moh. there's plenty of games to play while psn is down. im just replaying some of those games i said cause i still need trophies on some of them and need to beat especially dead space 2 which is a pain in the arse to beat on zealot especially when im on my first play-through still.

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SuMtOnE
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 1:58:11 PM
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i have a few games yet to beat.
3 D Dot Heroes, got to the 2nd castle,
Final Fantasy 13 Unopened,
my PSN DL:
Final Fantasy 7,8,9
o mang, so much stuff goin on.. i need to be back in my youth again when all i do is play game mornin til nite, and nite til mornin =(

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:10:06 PM

It's ironic that 3D Dot is a throwback to old RPGs, and yet defeats most new RPGs.

One of the best i played this gen, despite it throwing back to Zelda a bit too much.

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DjEezzy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:19:57 PM
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I'd say Vanquish is a good game to play for the SP. Such a kick ass, balls to the wall game. LOL. I agree with Portal 2 and even Crysis 2. I'd actually love to play Red Dead again. That game has a special place in my heart. LOl. I, myself, have been playing a little bit of everything. Fifa, Fight Night: Champion "Be a Legend", Crysis 2, and Portal 2.
I have to be honest, I holding back on Portal 2. I only play a puzzle or two then i'm done. I hate because i want to play it longer. I just enjoy it so much, i don't want it to end! LOL.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:31:40 PM

Indeed. Vanquish was a lot of fun.

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Beamboom
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:36:17 PM

Vanquish is something all adrenaline junkies should give a chance, they should love it. Very intense, plays well, looks good and is cleverly made.
It was too intense for me, I initially loved it but it quickly became simply "too much". However, if you can stand the heat then Vanquish deserves your attention. Also, there are really good deals on that game out there now.


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CrusaderForever
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:23:20 PM

Vanquish RULED! It was a very solid but short shooter. It was short because it was so good I didn't want it to end. I am going to have to go through it again. Fast non-stop adrenaline rocket slide love! The bosses were epic!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:55:30 PM

Vanquish is hella fun. :)

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Alienange
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:21:22 PM

And currently available at TRU for 16.99!

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tridon
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:01:29 PM
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I personally think that Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain, God of War III or any of the Collection titles should've made this list rather than a spot going to a game that doesn't even appear on the PlayStation. I know Alan Wake is a good game. I've played it at my buddy's place. The thing is, though, not everyone who owns a PS3 also owns a 360 and with this being a PlayStation Web site, it's rather strange to see a Xbox exclusive title on this list rather than one of the numerous amazing PS3 exclusive titles that are out there.

Rant over. Other than that, good list Ben!

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pavlovic
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:16:56 PM
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I traded in some PS3 games and got a 360 with Alan Wake and Splinter Cell. Not going to pay for XBL anytime soon, but have been very busy with those games. Alan Wake is a darn good game and the reason I got a 360...again.

To the list, I would include:
Heavy Rain
Resistance and Resistance 2
Heavenly Sword
Enslaved

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:20:07 PM
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Games are starting to bore me now. I cant seem to insert a disk into my Ps3 and play it and enjoy it like I used to. Anyway, i did however managed to get all trophies for Socom 4, exept two. Play all multiplayer modes and play all 6 coop maps ( i can do all 6 maps solo but i prefer to play it with fwiends). Two trophies to platinum, just need PSN.

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zork
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:22:49 PM
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Ben??i think you almost said almost anything Atlus, im almost sure you meant Atlus.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:23:34 PM

Too niche. Most of their stuff is intensely Japanese, except for Demon's Souls, which still requires a hardcore RPG mentality.

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th3_bLy
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:23:40 PM
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Been replaying U2 and it's kept me captivated even though I know what's going to happen. I played for a solid 5 or 6 hours and my friends just watched me because of how cinematic it felt.

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ElectricTiTAN
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:28:51 PM
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Alan Wake was a pretty good game. The atmosphere was awesome. Portal 2 is one of the most entertaining games I've played. Already on my second play through. Can't wait to try out the co-op.

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UK_MrSim_UK
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 3:32:07 PM
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GTA 4, Red Dead. Rockstar ftw.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:11:12 PM
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I've been playing Fifa10. I don't know why I do...whenever I play it I just want to rip my hair out. BUT I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!! (0_O).

Yeah, I've completed Uncharted 26 times and counting, so I mean it when I say I'm ND's #1 fan, lol. Luckily, in Britain we have had really good weather so I've mostly being enjoying it, so PSN being down only troubles me in thinking about the long term effects of it being down (E.G the servers taking a long time to get back to full speed, because it will have, oh I don't know, 40 million people logging on at once?).

Oh and I've just being surfing the net about Uncharted 3 info. Is anyone else ridiculously excited for it now? Almost as much as UC2 beta..CAN'T WAIT NOW!! I've actually lost my intrest in the Infamous 2 beta because of UC3 now lol. Oh yeah, case no-one knew it will be on the PS store on July 5th.

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PS3_Mom
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 4:58:30 PM
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First, thanks for the positive article. I am getting sick of all the whining. Things happen so lets just deal with it. Second, I finally got the new laser in my PS3 today so I will be starting Portal 2 and Socom 4 tonight! Both rented so I can try before I buy.

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DazeOfWar
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 5:03:34 PM
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I'm actually working on Enslaved right now. I'm at 46% to platinum. Also been working on Borderlands and Dragon's Age: Origins.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 3:10:48 PM

Borderlands is *so* much more fun with a friend! I just have to say this, if you got a buddy with ps3, save it for coop - Borderlands is also dirt cheap nowadays, you can buy the game for the buddy to play with :)

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Victor321
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 5:30:46 PM
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I'm starting The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as I bought the GOTY edition today ^.^

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Fane1024
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 2:15:07 AM

That will definitely keep you busy until long after PSN is restored. I put in well over 100 hours (maybe 200) and haven't touched the Shivering Isles yet.

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Underdog15
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 5:51:45 PM
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One step ahead of you, Ben.

Since PSN's been down, Uncharted 2 is the only thing I've played. I lost all my save data when I lost my 60GB beauty, so since I hadn't platinumed it, I'm basically starting from scratch.

So far, I've beaten it on hard, collected 83 treasures, got most of the weapon trophies, and am on Chapter 22 on Crushing. With the exception of the two online trophies necessary for platinum, I should have it completed within the next day or two.

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SvenMD
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 10:04:16 AM

Lazarevic is a Lazarebitch on Crushing! Good luck with him...I swear he took almost an hour for me, cause I'd get him to the 3rd or 4th phase and every once in a while he would land a grenade right at my feet! hahah

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Underdog15
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 3:38:56 PM

I beat him on crushing last night. I fluked into finding a really cheap way of killing him. I almost died and kept clinging to a pillar and just keeping him on the opposite side. He never left the pillar and couldn't hit me... and blue resin kept popping up next to him over time. lol. HAXORS WIN! lol... was satisfying though... I beat him on Hard legitimately. Got lucky on Crushing. lol

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VampDeLeon
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 3:34:03 PM

Hopping around like a bunny in a circle around the map helped me, if I could hear his breath I didn't dare look back. I'm less than 10 treasures away from platinum right now, though I can't ever seem to load Chapter 23 again to get the last few (forever spinning needle). Frustrating to be this close :(.

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Ignitus
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 6:37:57 PM
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OFF TOPIC. It seems the reason PSN is down it's because there is a custom firmware that lets you log in to PSN and download games for free, basicaly SONY was losing sales.
I wonder how SONY feels about online distribution now.

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dkmrules
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:29:12 PM
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Finally getting to finish assassins creed brotherhood ftw

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JDC80
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 7:57:17 PM
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My top five while PSN down

1.NBA 2K11: The association mode
2.Mafia II: Trying to finish it before the two week time window of May 17th
3.NHL 11: Be the GM mode
4.InFamous: trying to collect all the dead drops and blast shards
5.Uncharted: treasure collection and higher difficultly trophies.

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The Iron Jedi
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 8:52:12 PM
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I've actually been playing Uncharted 2 through again, trying to get some more Trophies. It's a shame that PSN is down, but perhaps we will see a much stronger system/firmware come out of this. One feature I would like Sony to implement is the ability to delete Trophy information from your list, as there are some titles I've sold, and won't ever play again, and it would be nice to remove them. Apart from that I've got Heavy Rain and InFamous, OOH and NBA 2K11 to play through. :)

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IrreducibleSUN
Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 9:24:01 PM
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Wait.... no Grand Turismo 5 on this list? (Single Player)

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blakkternalx520
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 12:44:20 AM
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been playing socom 4 and beat it. now going through it again on elite and with the sharpshooter. This game is really fun to play.

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___________
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 2:59:07 AM
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GT5 should be number 1, no matter how many hours you put into it you will never be finished!
2 should be alpha protocol, takes forever to finish, and once you do you can play through again to get different endings.
3 heavy rain for the same reasons as 2, and because theres so little like it!
4 just cause 2, because who does not want to strap a jeep to a fighter jet and use said jeep as a wrecking ball?
5 saints row 2, simply because theres no bigger laugh out there!
i would put portal 2, but its too repetitive, and allot of the puzzles its so hard to see where the exit is it can make you see red!
doing what you need to do is easy, finding out what you need to do is the hard part.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 1:12:51 PM

I thought you sold GT5 after dropping $800 on it because it was so bad and shadows made it unplayable?

At least that's what you said.

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sha4dowknight05
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 2:05:33 PM

That's what I thought too?
He said that along time ago.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 3:41:53 PM

Yah, well, he insulted me and called me some pretty nasty names a while back that got him a warning. He accused me of not doing my research and contradicting myself like a 4th grader. He was way off mark, and no one agreed with him, but still... hell hath no fury like an Underdog scorned!

I promised him I would track his contradictions and come after him every chance I got. Unfortunately, most people do it before me since he does it so often, but still. I don't forget. lol

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Silent_J
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 9:25:27 AM
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i'm finally got caught up on red dead redemption. I killed two out the three bastards that left me for dead. i caught one the fastest horse in the game and it got killed by a fn bear ....

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Robochic
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 11:26:22 AM
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Man I played Fatal Frame 3 last night and because we live in the country now it's so much scarier than when we lived in town. I almost died at a few places scared the crap out of myself.
I think tonight I'll be playing GOW collection

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 1:33:15 PM

Lucky you, That game is so hard to get hold of in the UK.

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