1. ocified-Being completed wasted to the point you dont know what to do with yourself.
Man if i hit that shit again ill be ocified
2. XBOXer-A Person (Usually Male) who plays the XBOX as a Hobby or in a more pathetic case an important part of their daily lifestyle.
Also usually a question you ask a fellow nerd.
"Hey! Are you a XBOXer?"
People pick on me because I have a Cabbage for head....
Grand Theft Auto 4
Guitar Hero - World Tour/3/Aerosmith
Rock Band 2
The Orange Box
Tiger Woods 09
Rock Band 2
Ace Combat 6
Little Big Planet
Ratchet & Clank Future : ToD
Tekken DR Online
MLB 09 The Show
Virtua Tennis 2009
Hot Shots Golf OOB
I'll be the first to admit I'm not 1/100 the "artist" that there are among the Forza 3 community...But I figured I would give it a go....And where better to start than with Mr Destructoid? So here are some pics, and they are up on my storefront free of charge....I'd also like to say a big fat sorry to the fucking blog header, but apparently I can't delete it....So...Fuck it...
Microsoft had a file size limit at the begining of the 360s arcade, so 12 achievements, and 200 pts seemed like a reasonable thing...Especially when full titles gave us up to 50 achievements, and 1000 points. But since they raised the file limits and the games we can download are bigger, offer much more in terms of gameplay and variety the 12 achievements and 200 points cap seems a bit outdated.
With titles like Battlefield, Shadow Complex, the Puzzle Quest titles, and BC Rearmed, the need for more is evident. How can a game that offers the online depth of Battlefield have 12 achievements, 10 of which can be gotten within 10 matches? Shadow Complex and BC Rearmed offer up solid campaigns, as well as "proving grounds", that make me want to go back and play more only offer up a small slice of what the game has in store for me?
This is one area that I think PSN has XBLA by the short and curlies...With 20 something trophies for a game like "The Last Guy" (which is fucking sweet), and 30+ for Wipeout HD (even before to the Fury expansion...Which is also fucking sweet, and one of the best bargains on either service)...I get more sense of accomplishment when I have a little more incentive to go back and play a game that I may have beaten, but not fully "completed".
Sure, I'm addicted to achievements and trophies, but I think there's a good reason for that...I think anyone who plays on either console enjoys that little pop-up on the screen telling me I've done something that kicked ass, and I'm being rewarded...But most XBLA games that have a substantial single player game often have a "completed the game" achievement, so that leaves 11 to be as diverse (or bland) as possible. While 12 & 200 might work for PacMan, Dig Dug, and some of the more simple casual games, there is no way that 12 is enough for something as meaty as Puzzle Quest...
Since there is a big difference between how Sony and MS 'score' for the achievement/trophies, I don't think you could go all the way up to 50 & 1000....Sonys trophies count as 1 each, so if they have 20 overall, it's 20 points...So maybe MS could do something like 25 & 500 for games that are larger in scope (like a few of the games I mentioned before)...With games clocking in at around a Gig for Shadow Complex, 560 Megs for Battlefield, and 200+ Megs for BC, PQ Galaxies could automatically qualify for an achievement boost. Sure the original Puzzle Quest is a mere 80 Megs, but the games scope is so huge, you could easily spend 100 hours playing...So there would be exceptions, just like there are for anything worthwhile.
It seems like only a natural progression at this point for MS to make this kind of move. It keeps the devs who put out quality Digital Releases hands tied, and I for one would love to see a little more creativity in there. It just seems like a shame that games like Castlevania SotN, both Banjo & Kazooies, and The Dishwasher have the same number of points and achievements as Missle Command, and Boom Boom Rocket...
Since DTOID will be down, I figured in it's honor (and the fact I'm getting back into the game since I dll'd the map bundle for 12 bucks) maybe we could get some DTOID Killzone 2 action going. If you're up, hit me up on PSN...My tag is OCIFIED (all caps)...Shoot me a FR and we shall induldge....And maybe we can play some Fat Princess since Jimmles is a rotund lover of nobility (prima nocta, not like the good noble though)....
I like the show "Penn & Tellers BULLSHIT"...The comedian/magician duo debunk, dispell and fuck with everything ranging from astrology to enviromentalism and now to video game violence.
With a cameo by our old friend Jack Thompson Penn & Teller take on the notion that violence in video games causes kids to become killing machines....Since uploading the episode would infringe on copyright, I will say if you have Showtime check it out...Or you could do a little interweb Matlockery and look for something like (Penn & Teller Bullshit s07e03) on the website of your choosing.
I'm interested to hear what your thoughts are on how they confront this modern day evil...
How is it that in 2009 Capcom can still create a game that doesn't allow the virtual equivalent of chewing gum and walking?!!! I can't shoot a gun while I walk? I can't reload my weapon while I walk? I still have to use a menu for switching items instead of having a quick swap?
What the fuck is wrong with Capcom that they think this kind of control scheme is still viable? I know there are quite a few folks who hold RE 4 as a great game...Me personally? The control issues (which are basically the same thing) lead me to dislike the game. When you play RE 4, or the demo for 5, for all intents and purposes it is no longer a survival horror game so much as it is an action game...Only the action is kind of an oxymoron since action would infer that it is, in fact, action packed as opposed to action impaired.
I would think that there will be some sort of upgrade system included in RE 5 like there was in 4...Maybe they will give that some kind of context in 5, but the gunplay is still as stale...While the hit detection seems far better in the demo than it was in 4, the pistol is just as powerless as it was in 4...At least this time headshots seem to register like they should.
I think at some point people who loved the RE series when it began need to let Capcom know that what they are doing is no longer up to par. Poor controls were a lot easier to deal with when the original dropped because it was new, and delivered thrills. The only thing thrilling about the series lately has been when I turn it off.
I can't help but feel anger, and a huge amount of insult at what happened the other day during a George W Bush press conference in Iraq...A 29 year old man, a reporter for a TV station based in Cairo threw 2 shoes at the President. Mind you, I'm in no way shape or form a supporter of Bush, and am almost always on the opposite side of the spectrum with respect to his policies...But I am an American, and for better or for worse, he is the head of my country...So I would love to know the answer to a very simple question...
Where the fuck were this guys balls when Saddam was in charge? Why wouldn't he have thrown his footwear (a very large insult in the Arab world) at the Iraqi dictator? I know the answer, but would love to hear the bullshit that would come forth from this mans mouth. The answer is fear. Fear that he, his family, his friends, and any person he had ever met would be tortured slowly, maybe in front of him, before he was castrated, and hung out publicly as a show of force and to quell any thoughts of an uprising...
So the "man" who threw a shoe at the President of the US for "the murdered citizens, for the Iraqi orphans, and for a war on the citizens of Iraq" is a stone cold coward, and a liar on top of it. If he had so much outrage, where was it when the dictator was in power? The guy who threw the shoes is nothing but a cunt. Bush is by no means innocent, but the fact that the guy who chucked both his shoes at the leader of the free world is alive, and his relatives and friends are safe after his stunt is something he wouldn't have had before...Hopefully he will realise that....As empty as that is, it's the truth.