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[ign.com] Champions Online Pics ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] The Path Demo Available Tale of Tales releases free demo of indie horror game. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Risen screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Overlord II Video Mayhem & Chaos ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Fate/Unlimited Codes screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Square-Enix Wants Better Chrono Trigger Sales Fans hoping for a new game in the series better keep opening their wallets. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Grand Slam Online Footage ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Grand Slam Tennis IGN Review EA raises the bar on Wii motion gaming with this must-play franchise debut. 8.5 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Samurai Toaster Next Week ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] FIFA 10 Producer Says 'Stop Bad-Mouthing EA' Last year's exemplary effort is putting pressure on this year's game. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Fish'em All! IGN Review You can't go wrong with old guys in overalls playing the banjo -- unless the control scheme they come with is as bad as this. 6.0 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Swords & Soldiers IGN Review One of the best console RTS games ever. 8.7 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer review Grand Slam Tennis 5/10 ' an underwhelming representation of tennis, crippled by unintuitive controls' eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Team ICO pack for LBP this week. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] MS details Last.fm for Xbox Live. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] The Sims 3 climbs to the top of UK charts. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Miyamoto: We've got 5 years worth of experience. Regarding other motion control stuff. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[ign.com] Nintendo DL 06/08/09 ign.com SteelAttack
[ign.com] Shiva's sisters have names! ign.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Tecmo presents Undead Knights. For PSP. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] PD checking out Forza 3. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[ign.com] Fate/Unlimited Codes screens. ign.com SteelAttack
[ign.com] PSP Lunar screens. ign.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Bethesda toying with iPhone Fallout. Ugh. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[ign.com] Pokemon Gold and Silver screens. ign.com SteelAttack
[ign.com] Time to get fit with Pokemon! On the DS. ign.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] EA has "maxed out 360, not PS3". eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[ign.com] The Path: Prologue available NAO. ign.com SteelAttack
[ign.com] EA: No more Godfather games. ign.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] L4D community outraged against sequel. Demands Valve to fulfill promises on L4D. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] German ministers want to ban Killerspiele. Another proof that politicians have unbelievable IQs eurogamer.net SteelAttack
Hardcore Gamers' Reaction to Nintendo's E3 Confere An Empirical Study bitmob.com Ravenprose
[nintendoeverything.com] Iwata: Nintendo moving on in 2010 Not standing still for the competition nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
E3 Impressions - Sin and Punishment 2 torontothumbs.com Iga_Bobovic
[joystiq.com] Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter - impressions joystiq joystiq.com Iga_Bobovic
[gonintendo.com] Let's Tap - 'destruction' trailer gonintendo.com Iga_Bobovic
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings - review Gamepro gamepro.com Iga_Bobovic
[gamasutra.com] EA: Nintendo is not trying to dominate Wii EA starting to have success gamasutra.com gamingeek
EA taking more development time in order to add polish gamedaily.com Iga_Bobovic
[gamesindustry.biz] Pachter - Natal not a Wii-killer, Microsoft may intend to launch alongside Wii HD to squash hype gamesindustry.biz Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Fallujah game may reappear yet There's "a lot of interest", claims dev eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Monster Hunter PSP bundle detailed Branded skin! Out 26th June.   eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Show Your Working Eurogamer Interview Introversion is outing everything about Darwinia+. Emails, design docs, the lot. Chris Delay explains eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Star Ocean: The Last Hope Eurogamer Review 6/10 eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[gametrailers.com] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Beta Gameplay gametrailers.com Iga_Bobovic
[gametrailers.com] Front Mission Evolved E3 09: Japanese Teaser gametrailers.com Iga_Bobovic
[gametrailers.com] Red Faction: Guerrilla Rampage Gameplay gametrailers.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Ultimate Nation Screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Light of Altair Screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] D&D Online: Eberron Unlimited The producers demo the new free-to-play version launching this summer. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Grandia Online Announced The second GameArts MMO title to be built on BigWorld Technology. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Terminator Salvation IGN Review If you buy this game, Skynet wins. 6.3 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Green Day: Rock Band Next? The Beatles might not be the only band getting its exclusive version of the music game. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Ghostbusters: The Video Game IGN Review Who ya gonna call? 8.0 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] PSP go to Attract New Developers New handheld will open itself up to new games. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] New Resident Evil PSP Details Emerge Capcom's newest portable is said to be "totally different." ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Hero's Saga Screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics announced Once more unto the breach, dear friends... ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] DS In the Classroom Nintendo and Sharp releasing new educational system that uses the DS. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
Natal could have trouble with black people? Crapped out with N'Gai, of all people. bitmob.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] PSP RE designed with Go in mind. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Uwe Boll paid to appear in Postal 3. Ugh. I'd much rather have him in FNR4. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Zeno Clash could be headed to consoles. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
1Up Itagaki dev interview. It seems that Itagaki only gives interviews to Mielke. 1up.com SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Itagaki takes potshot at Bayonetta. 100% pimp. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] PS3 wand is "best of both worlds". Says...Sony. :P eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] No PSP Trophies. For a good reason. Says Sony. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Fight Night and MMA will alternate. To get a fighting game every year. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Gamers will upgrade to PS3 later down the road. Says Sony. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] MS boasts amazing XBLA summer. With Shadow Complex and more. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
FF 14 pics 4 new ones gfdata.de gamingeek
[famitsu.com] No More Heroes 2 pics Travis and Silvia sitting in a tree famitsu.com gamingeek
Prince of Persia producer explains Wii choices Why was there no Wii version? gamedaily.com gamingeek
[gamesradar.com] Grand Slam Tennis Gamesradar review 9/10 "Brilliant with Motionplus" gamesradar.com gamingeek
[joystiq.com] Sony thinks Wii owners will get PS3 Says that PS2 beat.... N64! joystiq.com gamingeek
Red Steel 2 Wii Kombo impressions kombo.com gamingeek
The Crystal Bearers detailed impressions GG read it now n-sider.com Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Reviews Prototype 7/10 eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Close-up Last Guardian shots Tattoos! Colossi-like armour! Horns! eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] THQ's Rocket Riot for XBLA next Wed Bonkers 2D shmup for eight people. eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] ACE Team doing Zeno Clash DLC Sequel revealed "maybe a little early" eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Memento Mori Pics ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Tropico 3 Screens ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Call of Juarez Trailer ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Risen Website Goes Live ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Prototype PS3 Bug Patch to fix issue to be released shortly. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 IGN Review The tard versions 8.3 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Price No Barrier for PSP go SCEE's House keeping bullish about price tag. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Tingle Returns to DS Nintendo teases new game starring Zelda mascot. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] The Legendary Starfy IGN Review Nintendo's mascot makes his US debut in this suprisingly fun adventure. 8.9 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Bubble Bobble Plus! IGN Review The original arcade classic remade for WiiWare, plus a bunch of extra modes and features. Get your bobble on. 8.0 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Latest on Tales ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Moore: Wii Game Sales Not Affected By Metacritic Says the company largely ignores traditional review sites for Wii games. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] 360 degree control in FIFA 10. Will change the way you play the game. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Natal will work with all ethnicities. Says Microsoft. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Wallace and Gromit Ep. 3 next tuesday. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] D&D Online free to play now. Except in Europe. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] New game from Puzzle Quest dev. For DS, PC and Wii. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Possible CCP announcement in August. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Pandora music "possible" on 360. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] GH: Greatest Hits demo on Live. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] No game tie-in for new Hobbit movie. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Multiplayer confirmed for Conviction. Be like Bauer. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Riccitiello: Motion control could take half the ma Bold claim. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Cryptic to make Neverwinter Nights MMO? eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[eurogamer.net] Xbox Live maintenance next tuesday. 24 hr downtime. No new stuff. eurogamer.net SteelAttack
[youtube.com] Another Indy video Dr Jones youtube.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings The first 10 minutes youtube.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Gameplay videos from U tube youtube.com gamingeek
[ign.com] IGN review Prototype 7.5 ign.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Silent Hill Shattered memories Eurogamer Preview eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Balding Max Payne seen RAGE engine, set in Brazil? eurogamer.net gamingeek
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Off screen Crystal Bearers pics gpara.com gamingeek
Iwata expected motion imitators last year timesonline.co.uk gamingeek
Wii Vitality The game that powers the sensor timesonline.co.uk gamingeek
[kotaku.com] EA had their own Natal tech Were going to pack it in with games kotaku.com gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Gameinformer review 5/10 gameinformer.com gamingeek
[gamespot.com] Gamespot Little King's Story review "deep, challenging, and beautiful " gamespot.com gamingeek
Monster Hunter 3 - more scans A fish, beast, rat pigeon thing gamingeek
[arstechnica.com] High Voltage has an angel investor Who is funding their games arstechnica.com gamingeek
[arstechnica.com] Grinder has 4 player co-op As a minimum arstechnica.com gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] Shane Kim on Natal And why it will revolutionise the industry gamesindustry.biz gamingeek
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii) 1up Review The new MotionPlus add-on adds a whole new level of realism to golf videogames. A- 1up.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Review You will not find a better game of golf on any system, period. 9.0 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[destructoid.com] The Grinder video interview destructoid.com gamingeek
[gamersyde.com] Bioshock 2 3 new plasmid screens gamersyde.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] Grand Slam Tennis control video youtube.com gamingeek
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] Grand Slam Tennis NOM review 9/10 "vibrant responsive gameplay" officialnintendomagazine.co.uk gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Rising Star date Muramasa in Europe gamekyo.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] IPhone 3GS graphics beyond PSP computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Prototype Xbox World review 8.1 computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Star Ocean last hope CVG review A sea of mediocrity computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] Pachter: PSP Go is ripping off consumers gamesindustry.biz gamingeek
Prototype 1up review B- 1up.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Tales of Graces screens Mothership has landed gamekyo.com gamingeek
[joystiq.com] Fragile joystiq impressions joystiq.com gamingeek
Monster Hunter 3 new Japan TV ads capcom-unity.com gamingeek
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[gamesradar.com] Indiana Jones Staff of Kings review Gamesradar 7/10 gamesradar.com gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] New Tatsukono characters will be leaked out Sloooowly. Says Capcom nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
[gametrailers.com] Swords and Soldiers launch trailer gametrailers.com gamingeek
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[gamesindustry.biz] Take Two talk up motion control gamesindustry.biz gamingeek
[thevgpress.com] The Press Room #19 Epic E3 Podcast!! thevgpress.com Yodariquo
[eurogamer.net] Brink Eurogamer Preview When is an online shooter not an online shooter? eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Just Cause 2 Eurogamer Preview eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Reviews Rock Band Unplugged 8/10 eurogamer.net Iga_Bobovic
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[ign.com] Gears of War 2 PC Rumors Could Marcus Fenix invade computers? ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] EA Confirms Battlefield 3 DICE sequel coming next year? ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Shinobi IGN Review It ain't easy being a ninja in 2009. 4.0 ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Sonic the Hedgehog 3 IGN Review Dr. Robotnik won't stop himself. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
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[ign.com] Bomberman Ultra IGN Review A blast from the past. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] Pachter Apologises for 'Rip-Off' Comments Regrets slamming the PSP go's price-tag. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] IGN Hands-On Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Guaranteed to sell through the roof on name alone, Bakugan still offers a solid monster-battling, marble-rolling experience on Nintendo's DS. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[ign.com] IGN Hands-on with Wii's Golf Trainer The key to improving your golf game has arrived on Wii. ign.com Iga_Bobovic
[gamepolitics.com] Obama: Chinese and Indian kids are smarter Because they play less games gamepolitics.com gamingeek
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 05:46:46
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 Thanks for the info, Yoda.

I created another account on my computer, gave it full admin powers, and reduced my main account down to standard user. I tried to install a program, and Vista blocked me, lol.

I've gone back to Opera too. I'll miss some of the cool new features in IE8, but if it's really that much of a security risk, then I can live without it.

I knew Apple's software was bloated, but I did not know they are so lax in fixing security issues. That's not cool. The only Apple software I had installed was Quicktime. I can't remember the last time I ran a quicktime file, so I uninstalled it. 

That's a great tip on the file extentions. I never thought about that. 

I've been using Sandboxie ever since you recommended it in your blog a while back. It's a great program. I managed to convince my dad to install it on his computer too. Too bad it doesn't work with Windows Vista 64-bit. My friend just bought a new computer, and the Sandboxie website said it won't work on his.

I'm going to keep McAfee installed. I get if for free from Comcast, and I don't even notice it's there most of the time. I'm just not willing to give up my security blanket just yet. LOL

 For QuickTime media, there's QuickTime Alternative.  If for whatever reason you really want to stick to Internet Explorer, that's fine.  Security is a matter of layers.  In terms of IE practices, disable ActiveX entirely for all sites and perhaps JavaScript entirely as well, and use the Trusted Zones for sites that you'll allow.  Sandboxie is an excellent safety net anyway.  If it weren't for that 64-bit limitation, I likely would have owned a license by now.

Vista is an interesting beast with regard to the principle of least privilege.  User Account Control is Microsoft's answer to the user/superuser methodology of the *nix platforms.  You're basically running an admin account and UAC scales down priviledges unless allowed--basically reverses it.  This is functionally provides the equivalent except for some logical holes that allowed malware to escalate in some cases.  Honestly I don't know how much of an improvement a separate account would be if you're running UAC.  The main benefit I see is that you won't just blindly accept every popup.

Now let's work on that security blanket
http://zurahn.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/viral-paradox/

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Tiger Woods Wii Reviews are in, read them and then buy the game!
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:54:44

phantom_leo said:
Fuck you Carnage Heart. Just FUCK YOU, you little dicked, pompous, sniveling, internet nerd.

You are a meek, meager, small man in reality and must take your frustrations out on innocent people on a gaming forum.

I hope your testes (IF you have any) shrivel and fall off, so the likes of you vanish from the Earth and the rest of us can live, celebrating the day your little-dickedness was banished from this place.

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Oh. Damn. I meant to post this in the GGD. Oops! My bad!

LOL What happened? Calling out Hobo's again?

phantom_leo said:
So ummm... besides Prototype, today I also picked up Grand Slam Tennis and Wii-MotionPlus / Tiger Woods PGA Tour '10 Bundle...

Impressions to follow once I get a good amount of time in with either...

I will say this though, Grand Slam does take A LOT of getting used to! It would help immensely if they could at the very least show you HOW you should be holding the Wii-mote!

When it works it is sublime, but right now there are just as many WTF?! that's not what I meant to do moments, as well.

As I get used to it and see if the problem is ME... I'll post more!


Is it because you are good/bad at real life tennis? Because with a control scheme this accurate, you would have that real world problem.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:01:01

So no one picked this up yesterday:

EA's Riccitello: Nintendo isn't trying to dominate Wii

Despite Nintendo's overwhelming success, questions often linger over whether the proliferation of Wii has benefited third parties nearly as much as it should, as publishers appear challenged to make regular hits on the platform.

Like many publishers who felt the sting of an overcrowded holiday 2008 on the next-gen platforms, Electronic Arts has made an increased focus on Wii a core component of its product strategy for 2009. EA's efforts have already begun to bear fruit, with the
600,000-unit launch of EA Sports Active on Wii.

"That's our best launch so far on the Wii," EA CEO John Riccitiello tells Gamasutra. "It's the first time a third party has been number one on the Wii platform two weeks in a row."

It's clear why this is an important success: "The number one platform is expanding the market, and growing," says Riccitiello. "Having a lead position there seems like an obvious thing for us to do."

Keys To Wii Success


So how did EA break through? "I think we realized what it takes to be successful on the platform," Riccitiello says. "No ports and pushes -- do things that optimize against the controller system inherent in the wand and nunchuk."

For example, the company hopes it will make similar strides with its upcoming Harry Potter title's wand-based mechanic, which lends itself to the Wii remote, and EA's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 and Grand Slam Tennis will be among the first games to leverage the new Wii Motion Plus peripheral for its swing mechanics that Riccitiello says "are better on a platform like the Wii than alternatives." EA Sports Active has been successful in part because it's "clearly enabled by the technology."

New marketing initiatives also help build a presence on Wii, Riccitiello asserts, and in the coming year EA plans on "speaking differently to this consumer." Small changes -- like advertising that focuses on showing the consumer interacting with the product and not just footage of the game itself -- are important to attracting the Wii's more casual audience, says Riccitiello.

So in Riccitiello's opinion, Nintendo's not failing to support third parties on Wii. "If [Nintendo] was an independent third party, it would be a rival to EA as the number one packaged goods game company -- on their own platform, it concentrates."

"We've been, in years past, able to do a 20 percent share on Nintendo platforms, comparable to our share on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360," he says. "We had a 13 percent share last year with a product lineup that I thought was... good, in certain cases. Now, our product lineup in [fiscal] Q1 is better than our entire 2008 product lineup, for Wii specifically. That lineup, well-supported, will be really successful."

"For what it's worth, Nintendo isn't trying to dominate the platform -- they're trying to have their platform dominate the world. It's a different objective."

On The Way To A Turnaround


Now that the company's focusing more on its Wii strategy, Riccitiello expects EA to continue narrowing its losses and improving the company's outlook as the publisher has done since it announced aggressive cost-cutting earlier this year.

"We needed to address quality, Wii, and direct-to-consumer business models," says Riccitiello. "I think we've addressed all three now in a really good way. Our cost structure was too high... but it needed to be done in a certain order. If I'd left quality unaddressed and Nintendo unaddressed, I don't think I'd have a situation where any cost structure would have worked."

"When we hit the wall last year, in a weird sort of way I think it was an opportunity to right the cost structure all at once," he adds.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:03:47

Just did the updates Happy

Editors pick? The Silent Hill 1up preview is really good.

Now I'm going to watch some Indiana Jones.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:14:56

Rockstar has revealed that Max Payne 3 sees our hero bald, bearded and addicted to painkillers in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

That's according to a brief write-up of the latest Game Informer cover feature on Deeko (thanks vg247).

The developer had previously said Max was retired but still "embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence".

Said intense violence will employ a tweaked version of the original games' famed Bullet Time system, along with cover-based combat, apparently.

What's more, it will take place in an elaborate, RAGE engine-powered recreation of the Brazilian city with procedural animation, destructible environments and the usual day-and-night cycle.

There will also be online multiplayer, according to the report.

We haven't been able to locate scans of the preview yet, although there are some blurry photographs of the feature showing Max wearing khakis and a dirty Die Hard-style white vest.

He's got a bearded, firmly set and grumpy jaw and looks a bit like a cross between Bear from Get Shorty and Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell: Conviction. It's hard to make out much else from a distance, but there does appear to be - as there so often is - a girl in peril.

If true, the painkillers thing seems like a nice touch - having been Max's never-ending source of health top-ups in previous games.

We should have more on Max Payne 3 soon. It's in development at Rockstar Vancouver and due out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this winter.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 12:51:04
I wa really hoping to see Max start to look more like Mark Walberg.  Just seems like a more natural progression to me.
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:17:03

Bald Max wearing khakis and a dirty Die Hard-style white vest. In Brazil.

This sounds like Splinter Cell 4

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:03:19
So...motion control could take up to 50% of the gaming market?
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:08:26
Carnage Heart Said: "Ultimate Destruction was a long time ago. The genre has improved since then. Too bad Ultimate Destruction's designers (which was admittedly a kickbutt game in its day) haven't. *Shrugs* Of course, some people are more forgiving of sloth than I am, but for a sequel, especially one on a later gen of hardware, I expect actual game design improvements, not just more stuff onscreen and sharper textures.

I had high hopes for Prototype (I think your Prototype vs Infamous thing is a bit silly, and I've consistently stated that while they had a lot of similarities, each game should be considered on its own) but I agree with Activision that Prototype is low quality garbage. Its too bad that they didn't give it maybe another six months of polish. Then maybe they could have had a game worth playing.

But Activision is a terrible publisher, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they aren't giving games the development time need to make them worth playing."


--Such a douchebag --AND-- he is consistently allowed to insult other users, call them "sloths" and bash games without playing them AT ALL... One of the great mysteries of the internet...

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:39:59

gamingeek said:

Is it because you are good/bad at real life tennis? Because with a control scheme this accurate, you would have that real world problem.

It's --N-O-T-- as accurate as Nintendo / Website editors would lead you to believe. The racket doesn't do exactly as you do... it is not true 1:1 motion. It's closer than Wii Sports Tennis, but it's not there yet.

Tiger Woods is A LOT closer. Pointing at the Frisbee in Disc Golf, picking it up and tilting your Wii-Remote, so the frisbee accurately and realistically (in TRUE 1:1 motion) tilts on-screen, almost has an eerie effect when you see it!

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:40:26

phantom_leo said:

gamingeek said:

Is it because you are good/bad at real life tennis? Because with a control scheme this accurate, you would have that real world problem.

It's --N-O-T-- as accurate as Nintendo / Website editors would lead you to believe. The racket doesn't do exactly as you do... it is not true 1:1 motion. It's closer than Wii Sports Tennis, but it's not there yet.

Tiger Woods is A LOT closer. Pointing at the Frisbee in Disc Golf, picking it up and tilting your Wii-Remote, so the frisbee accurately and realistically (in TRUE 1:1 motion) tilts on-screen, almost has an eerie effect when you see it!

Shame it's a frisbee and not a grenade or something. Doesn't the frisbee thing show that its accuracy will depend on how its used by developers?

phantom_leo said:
Carnage Heart Said: "Ultimate Destruction was a long time ago. The genre has improved since then. Too bad Ultimate Destruction's designers (which was admittedly a kickbutt game in its day) haven't. *Shrugs* Of course, some people are more forgiving of sloth than I am, but for a sequel, especially one on a later gen of hardware, I expect actual game design improvements, not just more stuff onscreen and sharper textures.

I had high hopes for Prototype (I think your Prototype vs Infamous thing is a bit silly, and I've consistently stated that while they had a lot of similarities, each game should be considered on its own) but I agree with Activision that Prototype is low quality garbage. Its too bad that they didn't give it maybe another six months of polish. Then maybe they could have had a game worth playing.

But Activision is a terrible publisher, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they aren't giving games the development time need to make them worth playing."


--Such a douchebag --AND-- he is consistently allowed to insult other users, call them "sloths" and bash games without playing them AT ALL... One of the great mysteries of the internet...

I cannot believe I'm about to defend Carnage. But he was talking about the sloth of the developers and badmouthing Activision and the devs. Not forumers.

Edited: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:59:29

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:58:49

gamingeek said:

I cannot believe I'm about to defend Carnage. But he was talking about the sloth of the developers and badmouthing Activision and the devs. Not forumers.

I came here to post this. LOL Bolded part is cracking me up.

But yeah, he was adressing the game itself as "dev sloth". He's guilty of underhandedly trolling people, but he regularly knows how to behave himself. Nyaa

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:01:31

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

I cannot believe I'm about to defend Carnage. But he was talking about the sloth of the developers and badmouthing Activision and the devs. Not forumers.

I came here to post this. LOL Bolded part is cracking me up.

But yeah, he was adressing the game itself as "dev sloth". He's guilty of underhandedly trolling people, but he regularly knows how to behave himself. Nyaa

Trolling like his is so fine its almost an artform. Apart from when he gets illogical. I think he's drunk when he posts those ones.

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:23:29
I can't believe he's pulling the hobo card with Leo. LOL
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:34:49
Videogames are about fun, so if one can enjoy eating garbage, dive in!
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:02:30


OM-NOM-NOM-NOM ! ! !
Edited: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:10:39
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:03:39
LOL Carnage pulling out the Hobo card on Leo, wtf.  I love how Carnage makes up his own opinions of a game based on nothing but his own mind and will defend his opinion as if he is an expert on the matter. He reviews games before he plays them, most of the time he never plays them and then trashes anyone that dares to go against his opinion of a game he never played.
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:50:53
I guess I sometimes deserve backlashes like this when you consider things like my vocal dislike of GTA, for example.

The only difference is I'LL PLAY THE GAMES before disliking them!

(Rockstar's Glitchy release just KILLED the game for me and jaded me against it for all time!)

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On a separate note: I find it amusing how often I contradict myself!

It was just a week or two ago where I was saying I couldn't bring myself to play the bad guy in inFamous --AND-- how I didn't like the thuged-ness of GTA, and here I am now enjoying the hell out of Prototype!

I guess it goes like this: IF I am given a choice, I always pick the good path. IF the violence is too realistic and directed against other human characters --AND-- criminal in a real sense: No go. IF it is sooo over the top it is almost cartoonish or comic-book-ish and the main character is not a regular human being doing harm to other human beings, then it's OK.

Does that make sense?
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 20:22:01

SteelAttack said:
Videogames are about fun, so if one can enjoy eating garbage, dive in!

No! LOL

He did not say that LOL

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