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[gamespot.com] Ubisoft Site Hacked gamespot.com news aspro
Lost Planet 2 Trailer platformnation.com media aspro
SF4: Hakan's Moves Detailed Turkish oil wrestler is also CEO of cooking company. andriasang.com news aspro
[gameinformer.com] Infinite Space GI Review 8/10 gameinformer.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
[shacknews.com] Monster Hunter Tri Hands-on Preview shacknews.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Crunch culture killed Ensemble Studios eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] 2K explains BioShock 2 on-disc DLC Didn't want to "split the player base". eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Splinter Cell: Conviction demo planned Try before you spy. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Epic "can do what we want" with Gears Rein out it owns IP, not Microsoft. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Microsoft patents Xbox Live upsell idea Detects, offers, sells, installs content. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] UK charts: Final Fantasy XIII is top Shitty country has shitty taste eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Exclusive Split/Second gameplay My Velocity. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Ubi to consider Splinter Cell DLC later "Too early to even think about DLC."   eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] EEDAR: Are X360 Achievements too hard? Less than a third earn half the rewards. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Crackdown 2 dated for July Agent Tall Summer-Breeze. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Codemasters confirms DiRT 3 "If you don't innovate, you're dead." eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Brand new Medal of Honor trailer The scalpel and the sledgehammer. eurogamer.net media Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] First Hunted: The Demon's Forge shots inXile's new dungeon brawler. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] StarCraft II Mac beta in April "Hang in there," says Blizzard. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer hands-on Limbo wow this looks neat eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Reviews Way of the Samurai 3 4/10 eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Previews Hunted: The Demon's Forge eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[computerandvideogames.com] Hunter the Demon's Forge A cross between Gears and Diablo computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] NPD Febuary: Behind the numbers gamasutra.com news gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] Gameinformer 9.3 review of FFXIII A phenomenal RPG destined to be remembered as a technical milestone for the series. gameinformer.com impressions gamingeek
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[videogamer.com] Videogamer review Final Fantasy 13 a path so narrow and straight that you long for the days of old. videogamer.com impressions gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Analysis: Examining Declining Wii Software Revenue At least $60 million of the difference can be accounted for by the drop in demand for Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus gamasutra.com news gamingeek
[edge-online.com] PSP 'a bollocking useless waste of space' - Codi What the?! Edge says something we can all agree on!? edge-online.com news gamingeek
[gamesradar.com] Gamesradar reviews Final fantasy 13 10/10 gamesradar.com impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.it] Eurogamer Italy review Final Fantasy 13 Extreme linearity eurogamer.it impressions gamingeek
Gamereactor review Final Fantasy 13 Too Linear and too boring gamereactor.se impressions gamingeek
Gamecentral review Final Fantasy 13 6/10 teletext.co.uk impressions gamingeek
[edge-online.com] EDGE mag review Final Fantasy 13 5/10 The returns are questionable edge-online.com impressions gamingeek
[wired.com] Wired Final Fantasy 13 review 6/10 A Failed Experiment wired.com impressions gamingeek
[ign.com] 2010: Wii delivers for the core gamer ign.com editorial gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] DS2 to release at the end of this year? Rumours are that devs are wrapping up launch games computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
Ace Attorney Investigations Review 8.0 - the reviewer got it spot on. aussie-nintendo.com impressions darthhomer
First Modern Warfare 2 map pack will be 1,200 pts. 3 new maps, and 2 old ones from MW1 for $15! OUCH! 1up.com news ASK_Story
[youtube.com] Mega64: The Beatles Rock Band I did not see that coming youtube.com media Ellyoda
[gamasutra.com] PSP Go to die a slow death at retail Analysis gamasutra.com news gamingeek
SolaRobo - New DS RPG from .hack team andriasang.com news aspro
[gamereactor.eu] Conduit 2, all but confirmed Nosfinger comments gamereactor.eu news gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Nintendo publishing Samurai Warriors 3 in NA gonintendo.com news Iga_Bobovic
[businessweek.com] Microsoft, Nintendo Win Appeal Over Joysticks Pate businessweek.com news Iga_Bobovic
[nintendolife.com] Castlevania: Dracula X - Rondo of Blood - review 9/10 nintendolife.com impressions Iga_Bobovic
[gonintendo.com] Solarobo - first screens/art/details new action rpg on the DS gonintendo.com media Iga_Bobovic
Zombie Panic in Wonderland more screens, art, wallpapers mmv.co.jp media Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Yakuza 5 announced in Japan Nagoshi's crime epic gets more epic. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Splinter Cell: Conviction demo on Thurs Fisher the fight. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Ex-Infinity Ward men head to Hollywood Zampella and West join Creative Artists. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] ModNations Racers dated for May UK street date likely to be 28th. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Multiple Alan Wake eps due this year Well, "more than one", at the very least. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] 4-player Pac-Man arcade game spotted Pac-Man CE style, cocktail cabinet. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Bungie trademarks Marathon name Old IP ready for a comeback?   eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Wakeboarding HD on PSN this week Give us a wave.   eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Blizzard fixes WarCraft III hacks Better very late than never eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] UK gov backs British Inspiration Awards Still a shitty country eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] NFS World closed beta begins Game to launch this summer. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Just Cause 2 to get "a lot" of DLC "We're going to have some fun," says dev. eurogamer.net news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Reviews Resonance of Fate 8/10 eurogamer.net impressions news Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Previews Bodycount eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Previews Need for Speed World eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
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[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer Reviews Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening 9/10 eurogamer.net impressions Iga_Bobovic
[gametrailers.com] Sony Move GDC video interview gametrailers.com media gamingeek
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God of War 3 1up review It's not quite as focused as GOW1, nor is it as lengthy and moment-packed as GOW2, but it's the most consistent. 1up.com impressions gamingeek
[edge-online.com] PC is on another level of graphics to 360 Says Metro dev edge-online.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Yakuza 5 in the works computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Gears Of War 3 release date - April, 2011? computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
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[eurogamer.net] Metro 2033 review eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
Epic not releasing any games this year g4tv.com news gamingeek
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[gamekyo.com] New Alan Wake images gamekyo.com media gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Games TM review scores God of War 3 and No More Heroes 2 EQUAL neogaf.com impressions gamingeek
[unseen64.net] De Blob Beta footage from 2007 unseen64.net media gamingeek
[youtube.com] Nintendo Week Red Steel 2 segment youtube.com media gamingeek
Fragile Dreams Examiner review Its themes of friendship and time with others is often delivered elegiacally and can bring the user to states of reflection. examiner.com impressions gamingeek
Conduit 2 teased at GDC I bet you cannot wait g4tv.com news gamingeek
[ign.com] Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast Episode 69 Episode 69 includes lots of slurping noises ign.com news gamingeek
[ign.com] Red Steel 2: Webisode Episode 1 ign.com media gamingeek
[nintendoworldreport.com] High Voltage agree with Generic Conduit Criticisms nintendoworldreport.com news gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Battle Vs. Chess heading to Wii, DS Yoda GOTY gonintendo.com news gamingeek
G4TV video preview: Mario Galaxy 2 g4tv.com impressions gamingeek
Harvest Moon Coming to the Browser Robio's productivity slows to a crawl. andriasang.com news aspro
RUMOUR: Bioshock's DLC is on Disc xboxaddict.com news aspro
[businessweek.com] Monster Hunter Coming to PSP businessweek.com news aspro
[mcvuk.com] THQ's Digital Push Six major games to skip retail. mcvuk.com news aspro
[latimes.com] LA Times Breaks Down the Console Wars Some insight, some BS. latimes.com news aspro
[variety.com] Namco Makes 168 staff Redundant Will save $33 million. variety.com news aspro
[destructoid.com] Sony Wishes It Published Demon's Souls "That was a mistake" destructoid.com news aspro
God of War 3 Launches Midnight celebrations abound. coin-op.tv news aspro
[gamasutra.com] FF13 Debuts at #1 in UK gamasutra.com news aspro
Bioware Founders Interviewed Talk about EA, Dragon Age and Mass Effect. gamespy.com editorial news aspro
[fool.com] Sony Move; Too Little, Too Late Stock Analyst fool.com editorial aspro
New Yakuza Game, First Glimpse Beyond 4, named "Project K" andriasang.com news aspro
Aussie Gamers Dress As Zombies For R18+ Sydney is zombie territory computerworld.com.au media news Ellyoda
[gonintendo.com] Sony takes jab at Wii, Natal in new 'Kevin Butler' video gonintendo.com media Ravenprose
[gametrailers.com] Red Steel 2 controls customisation walkthrough Lead designer talks us through gametrailers.com media gamingeek
[gamasutra.com] Critical Reception: Sony's God of War III gamasutra.com editorial gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Vanquish: Why is PS3 lead platform? According to the designer, working on Sony's box first will help avoid dodgy PS3 ports as seen in Platinum's other action effort, Bayonetta. computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Red Steel 2: The second best thread on the net First best is ours of course neogaf.com news gamingeek
[ign.com] Rage of the Gladiator IGN Review - 8.5 "Rage of the Gladiator is up there with the best that WiiWare has to offer." ign.com impressions robio
[amazon.com] Hobo Price Sales Alert on Amazon Boy & His Blob - $15.70 amazon.com news robio
God of War 3 Gamecentral review 8/10 teletext.co.uk impressions gamingeek
[gamersyde.com] Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom trailer It's like ICO gamersyde.com media gamingeek
Shinja Mikami creates new studio 1up.com news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] SUDA 51 Eurogamer interview Maybe Europeans just like blood? eurogamer.net editorial gamingeek
[joystiq.com] IGN suffers staff layoffs.  Is this the reason Bozon left? joystiq.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Xbox 360 slim spotted? computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
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[kotaku.com] Grinder Wii dead? kotaku.com news gamingeek
[joystiq.com] Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions teased A world in which Spiderman investigates with a torch and cell phone? joystiq.com news gamingeek
[gamepolitics.com] Pro R18 Facebook group banned in Austrailia gamepolitics.com news gamingeek
[gamesradar.com] Fragile Dreams NGamer review gamesradar.com impressions gamingeek
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[ign.com] GDC 10: Second Opinions: Metroid: Other M ign.com impressions gamingeek
[gamespot.com] Red Steel 2 Enemies Trailer gamespot.com media gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Okamiden scans gonintendo.com media gamingeek
The Grinder changed to get HD attention gamepro.com news gamingeek
Producer & Director of Monster Hunter Interview andriasang.com editorial news aspro
[thevgpress.com] Press Room Podcast  #52 Only 28 MB - But so much entertainment. Steel makes an appearance. thevgpress.com editorial impressions media news aspro
Professor scraps grades, uses EXP instead Complete assignments, level up. itnews.com.au editorial news Ellyoda
[vg247.com] New MGS: Peacewalker Trailer vg247.com media aspro
PS3 DVR Big Seller At Launch Can "Tivo" while in standby. Watch recorded shows on PSP. kotaku.com.au news aspro
[usatoday.com] Bad Company 2 Sells 2.3 Million Woah. usatoday.com news aspro
[mcvuk.com] EA To Try "Always On" Internet DRM Learnt nothing from Ubisoft mcvuk.com news aspro
Yakuza 4 Ships More Than Any Previous Entry Shipped not sold...yet. andriasang.com news aspro
[gonintendo.com] Trip Hawkins: new game customers aren't into high-end graphics gonintendo.com news Ravenprose
[eurogamer.net] Warner unveils new LOTR Action RPG EA consequently starts to develop a Dragon Age action RPG. eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] Rage of the Gladiator Nintendolife Review - 9.0 Just as good as Lost Winds 2. It will now be ignored. nintendolife.com impressions robio
[gametrailers.com] Splinter Cell Conviction preview Gametrailers folks gametrailers.com impressions media gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Mass Effect 2 interactive narrative interview edge-online.com editorial gamingeek
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[ign.com] Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Review 6.7 and STILL worth the experience! (Fuck IGN!) ign.com impressions gamingeek
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[latimes.com] Reggie LA Times interview Talks motion rivals and Zelda movie rights latimes.com editorial gamingeek
[youtube.com] Red Steel 2 TV spot Could they make a worse advert? Is it possible? youtube.com media gamingeek
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Sony expects Wii owners to upgrade to them $400 says no gamedaily.com news gamingeek
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[prnewswire.com] Wipeout TV Show Coming to Wii & DS As predicted last Tuesday by Aspro. prnewswire.com news aspro
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[computerandvideogames.com] Switzerland to ban violent videogames Is this the end? computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
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[youtube.com] No More Heroes 2 Euro trailer Blooooood youtube.com media gamingeek
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[gametrailers.com] Metro 2033 gametrailers review gametrailers.com impressions media gamingeek
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[computerandvideogames.com] SEGA'S Mike Hayes Interview pt2 Showing core Wii game at E3 computerandvideogames.com editorial gamingeek
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[gamespot.com] Infinite Space review Gamespot gamespot.com impressions gamingeek
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[gonintendo.com] Conduit 2 poster A closer looks gonintendo.com media gamingeek
Fragile Dreams review from Nintendonow "thanks to a touching story and unique atmosphere, Fragile Dreams offers quite the memorable experience." e-mpire.com impressions gamingeek
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:24:00

^That was true for the first 1-2 years, but not any more.  In fact, I held off from buying a PSP until there were something more than PS2 conversions on the system.  Take a look at the PSP with fresh eyes, check out my PSP collection at backloggery.com from my sig and tell me you can't justify the price.  There are plenty of great FF product made specifically for the PSP (including tactics).  You have the MGS collection thing coming up that has all three MGS products to date for under $30.  God of War Chains, upcoming MGS.  Quirky stuff like Half-Minute Hero.

It's gold baby, GOLD!

I'm not here to tell anyone else how to spend their money, but it's a shame to see gamers missing out on some good exp.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:26:19

SteelAttack said:

aspro said:

SteelAttack said:

aspro said:

Dvader said:
I have such hatred for the PSP right now after I watch those MGS Peace Walker vids. Why in the hell is Kojima putting all this effort into that, a PSP game are you kidding me.  You create a co-op MGS experience, you add so many new gameplay elements and items and you WASTE IT ALL ON THE PSP!! ARRRRRRRGGHHHHHH!!!!

This better come to the PS2.

Quit being a baby and buy a damn PSP and 360.  There are plenty enough good games on the PSP.

He dislikes portables.

I guess.  I can't judge him, until a couple of years ago I avoided handhelds as well (as serious game platforms).  But now, I'll never go back.  Handhelds are great for when you can't sit in front of your couch.  

It's funny. When I gave my daughter a DS Lite, I thought I would go crazy buying all kinds of games for it, but it didn't happen. Just not my thing. I tend to get some eyestrain and headaches easily, and trying to focus on a tiny screen just worsens things.

 I find myself holding the system closer and closer to my head.  And I'm getting the XL Happy  When I was anti-handheld I had the problem of not being able to mentally focus, to close out everything else.  

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:27:34

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^That was true for the first 1-2 years, but not any more.  In fact, I held off from buying a PSP until there were something more than PS2 conversions on the system.  Take a look at the PSP with fresh eyes, check out my PSP collection at backloggery.com from my sig and tell me you can't justify the price.  There are plenty of great FF product made specifically for the PSP (including tactics).  You have the MGS collection thing coming up that has all three MGS products to date for under $30.  God of War Chains, upcoming MGS.  Quirky stuff like Half-Minute Hero.

It's gold baby, GOLD!

I'm not here to tell anyone else how to spend their money, but it's a shame to see gamers missing out on some good exp.

All stuff I could be playing on my PS2/3.

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So how about Bad Company2?  2.3 Million so far in March...

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:29:58

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So how about Bad Company2?  2.3 Million so far in March...

Worldwide, nice. FF had 5 million already. I am sure Pokemon sold more than that already. I expect GoW3 to have 3 million or more worldwide this month. EA is wrong in thinking it will be tops in NPD.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:30:32
Holy shit 2.3M in how many days? The beta sure did an outstanding job of making a lot of people aware of the game, lots of people kept talking about it before its release. Good game, but not for me, unfortunately. The beta showed me that the only class-based shooter I can somewhat handle is TF2.
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:43:03
I'm very glad for those numbers! Which means the game will have longevity and support. I can't wait for more maps and maybe more weapons. There are still a lot of empty slots where it can be filled with weapons, perks, etc.

EA/Dice said they're promising to support the game for the long haul, which I'm very happy to hear. I love the game so this is good news.

I know it didn't dent MW2's numbers, but I think this game will have good legs. A lot of former MW2 players are flocking over to Bad Company 2 and I think word or mouth and convincing friends to switch over is happening, which will lead to more sales.

It's good to have variety. Just playing MW2 the whole time gets tiresome, but having both brings a well-rounded experience.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:06:51

Dvader said:

aspro said:
So how about Bad Company2?  2.3 Million so far in March...

Worldwide, nice. FF had 5 million already. I am sure Pokemon sold more than that already. I expect GoW3 to have 3 million or more worldwide this month. EA is wrong in thinking it will be tops in NPD.

 Yeah, Pokemon would have to be #1, given the install base. 


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I'm very glad for those numbers! Which means the game will have longevity and support. I can't wait for more maps and maybe more weapons...

 What will you do if the mappack for BBC2 is $15? LOL

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ASK_Story said:
I'm very glad for those numbers! Which means the game will have longevity and support. I can't wait for more maps and maybe more weapons...

What will you do if the mappack for BBC2 is $15? LOL

LOL

Probably not though, seeing how Dice is practically declaring war on Infinity Ward/Activision and mocking them.

But don't scare me like that! Nyaa

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:10:52

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aspro said:
So how about Bad Company2?  2.3 Million so far in March...

I expect GoW3 to have 3 million or more worldwide this month.

Unless Dante's Inferno sells more! Nyaa

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:27:26

Just read on Metacritic that Nintendo Power gave Fragile a 55.  That's harsh.

I trust NP with their scores. Any of you have an opinion either way with their reviews since Future Publishing took them over from Nintendo (when they had no credibility).

They gave Infinite Space an 80, incidentally, which seems to be how it's breaking down for that game.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:34:51
^^ Yeah, saw that Fragile score too. IGN also gave it a low score, about a 6.7. What got me was that they said it was only 6 hours long. I know length isn't an issue to some, but it is to me. Do I spend $50 for a 6 hour long game that's getting lower scores or add $10 more and just get FFXIII, Resonance of Fate, or God of War 3 if I had a PS3? That's why I'm skipping Fragile, which is kind of a bummer since I was really interested in it.

Also, Infinite Space seems like a hit or miss. Some say it's great but some say it's not. I know IGN gave it a lower score, under a 7.

I'm losing interest because everyone's saying it's like a visual novel with RPG grinding. I don't know, but that doesn't sound too fun to me, to be honest. I'm sure it's intriguing but I think I'm going to wait until later or get it used if I can find a copy.
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 04:52:58

Dvader said:

Iga_Bobovic said:

Foolz said:

Dvader said:

edgecrusher said:

Anyway, "its a good time to be a gamer".


It is, it really is. I should try to play nothing but 9 score games this whole year, I bet I can and still have way too many games to play. We have reached the point where so many games are perfectly polished, everything is well designed. And yet nothing feels that new or different.

Take GoW3, I am loving it. Visually its on a different level than anything I have seen before but it plays for the most part just like GoW2. So even though what I am watching is incredible what I playing still feels like what I played 3 years ago. Even though GoW3 has moments that is more epic than any game I can think of it somehow feels safe, it's kind of crazy. A lot of games feel that way. The visual aspect is going to reach a cap, a point where no matter how impressive it isn't enough to sustain a full generation.

That's because you don't play many Wii games. Nyaa

LOL

Yeah Vader, if you keep playing the same type of games over and over again things will feel a bit familiar.

The are plenty of games on the Wii, DS, PC and even the PS3 that do things differently.

I dont want to play different genres, I want my favorite genres to feel different. If the Wii actually had different action games, or different platformers (and it does, Mario Galaxy) or different action/adventure games then I would be all over it, but its usually the same stuff, and usually worse.  I want that feeling a got when I first played RE4, that brand new kind of shooter. Or the first time I played Prime. Or something like MGS where each game feels very different from the last and it always surprises me.


 Read and see that I also filled in PS3, DS and PC. You better buy Valkyria Chronicles or else !!!

About different platformers. There is de Blob which you already have, Wario Land you already rented and finished. What about a Boy and his Blob? It is a platformer with some nice puzzles. Get it for a hobo price. And get Icarian, it a good platformer and it is different.

Action/adventure is too vague of a genre, but you will probably buy Zelda Wii and Other M.

Action, get Zeno Clash on the PC or perhaps Red Steel 2 if it is actually good. 

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:05:51

Iga_Bobovic said:

Dvader said:

Iga_Bobovic said:

Foolz said:

Dvader said:

edgecrusher said:

Anyway, "its a good time to be a gamer".


It is, it really is. I should try to play nothing but 9 score games this whole year, I bet I can and still have way too many games to play. We have reached the point where so many games are perfectly polished, everything is well designed. And yet nothing feels that new or different.

Take GoW3, I am loving it. Visually its on a different level than anything I have seen before but it plays for the most part just like GoW2. So even though what I am watching is incredible what I playing still feels like what I played 3 years ago. Even though GoW3 has moments that is more epic than any game I can think of it somehow feels safe, it's kind of crazy. A lot of games feel that way. The visual aspect is going to reach a cap, a point where no matter how impressive it isn't enough to sustain a full generation.

That's because you don't play many Wii games. Nyaa

LOL

Yeah Vader, if you keep playing the same type of games over and over again things will feel a bit familiar.

The are plenty of games on the Wii, DS, PC and even the PS3 that do things differently.

I dont want to play different genres, I want my favorite genres to feel different. If the Wii actually had different action games, or different platformers (and it does, Mario Galaxy) or different action/adventure games then I would be all over it, but its usually the same stuff, and usually worse.  I want that feeling a got when I first played RE4, that brand new kind of shooter. Or the first time I played Prime. Or something like MGS where each game feels very different from the last and it always surprises me.


Read and see that I also filled in PS3, DS and PC. You better buy Valkyria Chronicles or else !!!

About different platformers. There is de Blob which you already have, Wario Land you already rented and finished. What about a Boy and his Blob? It is a platformer with some nice puzzles. Get it for a hobo price. And get Icarian, it a good platformer and it is different.

Action/adventure is too vague of a genre, but you will probably buy Zelda Wii and Other M.

Action, get Zeno Clash on the PC or perhaps Red Steel 2 if it is actually good.

I have Valkyria Chronicles, I just need to play it.

Boy and Blob is at a nice hobo price but is it really a platformer or a puzzle game, or some weird mix of both. I dont know. I want Icarian.

PROBABLY buy Zelda or Metroid... LOL  

Red Steel 2 is on my radar.


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I have Zack.

Rabbids? Puh-leese. Aren't those party games?  Or the last one was a platformer?

Endless Ocean? I thought they were first party?

I think I paid full price on all but BoyBlob.

Rabbids Go Home is a quasi- platformer made by the Beyond Good and Evil Team and received an 8 - 8.5 from every reviewer out there.

Endless Ocean is made by Arika, published by Nintendo. Sort of third party. Nyaa

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^^ Yeah, saw that Fragile score too. IGN also gave it a low score, about a 6.7. What got me was that they said it was only 6 hours long. I know length isn't an issue to some, but it is to me. Do I spend $50 for a 6 hour long game that's getting lower scores or add $10 more and just get FFXIII, Resonance of Fate, or God of War 3 if I had a PS3? That's why I'm skipping Fragile, which is kind of a bummer since I was really interested in it.

Also, Infinite Space seems like a hit or miss. Some say it's great but some say it's not. I know IGN gave it a lower score, under a 7.

I'm losing interest because everyone's saying it's like a visual novel with RPG grinding. I don't know, but that doesn't sound too fun to me, to be honest. I'm sure it's intriguing but I think I'm going to wait until later or get it used if I can find a copy.

I'm skipping both. Fragiles reviews aren't cutting it. Maybe if it gets price slashed a few months from now I might try it.

Dvader said:


Red Steel 2 is on my radar.


You like platformers and don't own one of the best on the system. Lost Winds 2. Penis. Peniiii! That's plural for everybody here.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:35:32
Sonic and the Secret Rings is on sale at Amazon US today for a paltry $11.99.

It has a gamerankings.com score of 7.0, so I'm going to get it from the VGpress store.

GS says, "Sonic and the Secret Rings delivers an excellent sense of speed and plenty of depth, and what's just as impressive is that it makes Sonic fun again."


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First Red Steel 2 review 9.2 - Overall, Red Steel 2 was able to come from a bad game to create a true masterpiece.


Overall, Red Steel 2 was able to come from a bad game to create a true masterpiece. It's something that few third (and even some first parties) can top or come close to, and something that third parties should strive to be half as good as. It takes what we've all been waiting for and fills us up every bit.

Presentation: A unique blend of Japanese and Wild West styles mix with a futuristic setting to bring you a great atmosphere that's all its own. The game pops with style and oozes with creativity at every edge. The story is better than expected, if not the best you'll ever see. Menus are easy to navigate and look stylish. 9/10

Graphics: It's easily the best looking third party Wii game, and it even beats a lot of first party titles (except for the likes of Super Mario Galaxy). The cell shading looks great, it has some gorgeous models, environments, and lighting effects, the cutscenes are amazingly beautiful, and it all runs at a constant 60fps. The only thing it lacks is blood and gore to bring your hacking and slashing to life. If it had that, I'd easily give this category a perfect score. 9.5/10

Audio: A nice blend of traditional Japanese sounds and Wild West vibes. It's subtle, but it helps bring the world to life. The voice acting isn't bad, but it's definitely not great. Sound effects are pretty damn good. 8.5/10

Gameplay: We've wanted "that sword swinging" game forever, and now we have it. A mix of pin-point perfect gun slinging transitions smoothly with accurate 1:1 sword swinging. It takes a while to get used to, but the game tackles the learning curve well. The game itself has lots of depth through upgrades and side missions. It borders between first person adventure and first person shooter, which is great. There could be a little more enemy diversity, but that's just nitpicking. 9.3/10

Lasting Appeal: The single player is decently lengthy. Multiple difficulties, upgrades, side missions, and various other features will give you plenty of reason for multiple play throughs, on top of the sheer fun nature of sword swinging. A lack of multiplayer, even if it could be hard to imagine it, is a massive disappointment though. 8.2/10

Overall: 9.2/10  Steel 2 was able to come from a bad game to create a true masterpiece.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:26:07


Updating now.

Edgecrusher:

Perfect Dark
Review by David Jenkins – Halo might like to pretend it was the first successful first person shooter on consoles but eight million copies of GoldenEye 007 on the N64 beg to differ.

It should have been the start of Nintendo, or at least Rare's domination of the genre but it never quite worked out that way.

And that despite the breathless ambition of this spiritual sequel.

Like 4J Studios's Banjo-Kazooie remakes this is still exactly the same game as released in 2000, except with online play, an increase in resolution and a new silky smooth frame rate.

The latter was one of the most serious problems with the original.

The other though was the story mode, which was inferior to GoldenEye 007 in terms of both design and its insipid characters, plot and game world.

Although Rare's games featured complex, story-based objectives long before any PC based shooter, in Perfect Dark the implementation was always flawed.

It's often unclear what exactly you're supposed to be doing and the level design is, thanks in part to the repetitious textures, highly confusing.

And yet it's still far more imaginative than many modern games, with stealth elements and plenty of sci-fi gadgets.

The armoury of weapons in particular shames most other titles before or since. (Add in fellow N64 game Turok 2 and modern shooter armouries seem even more pathetically unimaginative).

Not only is there a wide range of traditional weapons but almost all have an interesting secondary function.

This includes the Laptop Gun, which you can stick to walls as an autoturret, or the X-ray vision equipped Farsight.

Even at the time the main appeal of the game was the multiplayer and again the sheer ambition and depth of options is well above the norm even today.

There's a wide range of game modes, from simple deathmatch to capture the flag and assassination variants.

Level design is excellent, the customisation options are immense and, unlike most modern games, you can play it splitscreen or online - or both.

Online play is currently quite laggy but even if that's fixed it's still going to be hard for anyone that didn't play the original to get on board.

A facsimile of the original controls makes fine aiming frustratingly imprecise, even though the game was originally designed to compensate.

The alternative options based on Halo and Call Of Duty are only half successful compromises.

On top of the competitive multiplayer there's also a co-op mode where you play the single player mode either as an ally or as any of the enemies.

These were throwaway novelties at the time and aren't terribly well implemented, but again the willingness to experiment is admirable.

And that's really this re-release's great achievement: to show how lazy and unambitious most modern shooters are.

IN SHORT: Only nostalgiaists will want to play it at length but this shames modern shooters with its ambition.

PROS: A near infinite range of game modes and options, with one of the best armouries in gaming. Nice low price.

CONS: Weak single player, especially compared to GoldenEye 007. Imprecise controls and some online issues.

RETRO SCORE: 4/5 Out: Now (Online)

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:48:19

aspro said:
Sonic and the Secret Rings is on sale at Amazon US today for a paltry $11.99.

It has a gamerankings.com score of 7.0, so I'm going to get it from the VGpress store.

GS says, "Sonic and the Secret Rings delivers an excellent sense of speed and plenty of depth, and what's just as impressive is that it makes Sonic fun again."


That's still $10.00 too high.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 12:00:11

Sega's Mike Hayes Pt. 2
18-Mar-2010
Interview: The Sega West boss talks PS3 Move, 3D gaming and E3...

In yesterday's first instalment of CVG's exclusive interview with Sega West boss Mike Hayes, the exec told us all about the publisher's new strategy for hardcore and casual games.

In this second and final part, Hayes discusses the behemoth that is E3 - as well as Sega's approach to PS3 Move and the future of the Total War series...

Do you think Natal in particular will ever be used for a hardcore game by Sega?
We have to be very realistic with what these devices do and what the consumer wants them to do. I know a lot of people quoted the idea of a mini-game lobbing hand grenades using motion and that sounds fun.

But I think it's horses for courses: Do we want to look at hybrid games? Yes. But do they have to be highly relevant? That absolutely is the case. People are mostly happy with a control pad.

[Would we consider] taking a game like Ghost Squad, which is a bit more fun and arcadey, [and moving it to Natal]? Perhaps. Again, I think first party will give us a lead on that.

Is it unfair to compare PS3's motion controller to the Wiimote?
Yes, I think that is unfair. Let's not forget that Sony has launched hugely successful peripherals before. Whether it's EyeToy or its controllers, Sony has been there and had great success.

But also, how bad is a comparison with Wii? It's one of the most successful consoles of all time. For something like PlayStation 3, that surely allows a motion controller to do some pretty great things.

We don't have a crystal ball, but would I bet a lot of my salary on Microsoft and Sony will make a success of these devices? I think the chances are high.

Microsoft are clearly taking Natal very seriously and spending a lot of money on it. Sony are doing the same - and they have the track record to go with it.

What about 3D? What hopes do you have for its future?
We've all been to see Avatar, and it's an amazing experience. It's rather like CGI movies - when they first came along, they were incredible, but we got used to them. But how many CGI movies came out last year that actually didn't cut the mustard?

Gamers are so smart that technology's for technology's sake won't really wash except for that initial freakshow interest. We have to make sure we're giving the gamers a real enhanced experienced. The first few games to prove we can play in three dimensions will be amazing.

But eventually it will go back to what the story is, what the emotional connection is. It will just become: 'Oh, it's 3D again...' For us, we're still some way off 3D games until we can make one that's commercially viable.

Are there any gaps in the Sega portfolio? What about MMOs?
MMOs are feast or famine for publishers. Would we look at how we take existing franchises there? Yes. We've done Football Manager Live and that's been profitable. We've done 35,000 on that, which is a good fanbase.

People often ask if we'd take Total War in that direction and we're constantly looking at it, but MMO is a very competitive market. It goes back to the start of the interview - we want to get the core games right before anything else. We've got our shooter with AvP and our RPG with Alpha Protocol - we really want to make that into a franchise. That's the area where we need some success, to sequel-ise that.

If you think about it, we can sequel-ise Bayonetta, AVP, Alpha Protocol - if we can make a hit of something like Vanquish - then you add that to Football Manager and Virtua Tennis - we actually have a broad portfolio.

MadWorld was such a huge critical success. Would you look to bring a sequel out - perhaps on different formats?
As Blackadder would say: 'Yes... and no.'

It's something we've looked at and it's something we constantly talk about. But there are no firm things to discuss on that at the moment.

What's your strategy as far as core games on Wii go after the problems you had with MadWorld? Are you reducing your presence in that area?
No, not at all - you'll see that at E3. One of the things is whether they're super-mature - that's a different thing. But the Wii market is huge. Going for the super-hardcore? Probably, the answer is not. But do we think there are edgy games we can bring out on Wii? Yes.


Where do you see Total War going in future?
There is still a lot more we can do in the pure historic field. But we also think we can take things in another direction [with Total War] - obviously I can't give you any more there. But we want to branch into different areas. The fanbase knows we're trying to deliver more content through DLC and I think Napoleon is in a technical sense better than Empire. We're also expanding the team at Creative Assembly, which shows how much we think of that studio.

Will that new direction for Total War come from an influence from another genre?
Partly, yes. Moving swiftly on...

How big do you think E3 will be this year?
E3 is something you have to do and we'll do it properly this year - and we are a proud member of the ESA so we'll get behind it. However, we are still slightly concerned about getting back into the 'arms race'. The costs of running E3 are still something we baulk at.

But we know we have to do it as Sega, and we have a ton of product to show. To not be there would be ridiculous. Could we spend that money more efficiently [on promoting games] to the consumer? The answer is probably yes. That's always the operator's frustration - but it goes for a lot of trade shows.

 

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