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Fan of all things games.

Actively playing

360
Gears of War 2
Fable 2
Dead Space
Bionic Commando Rearmed
BRAID
Left 4 Dead
GTA 4
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Virtua Fighter 5
Forza 2
Puzzle Quest
Ikaruga
Pac-Man Championship Ed
Halo 3
Rock Band
Dead Rising
Ninja Gaiden II


PS3
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
WipEout HD
Resistance 2
Soul Calibur IV
GRID
1942: Joint Strike
GT5: Prologue
Devil May Cry 4
Warhawk
echochrome
The Last Guy
Metal Gear Solid 4



Wii
Bloom Blox
Super Mario Galaxy
Wii Sports
Mario Kart Wii
No More Heroes
various WiiWare & Virtual Console games


PC
Left 4 Dead
Fallout 3
Sins of a Solar Empire
Crysis
World in Conflict
Supreme Commander
Call of Duty 4
Orange Box (Team Fortress 2)
Penumbra: Black Plague
Galactic Civilizations II
Mass Effect
Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness
ALL Sam & Max episodes
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This deal has come and gone twice since Sat.

WalMart.com has added new stock and kept the price at $30 ($29.82) for the time being.

Buy.com has sold out after their monday $30 deal. No telling when they'll raise the price again or how long their stock will last this time.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?dest=9999999997&product_id=4196284











Ninja Gaiden 2 is $10 today at BestBuy.com and Best Buy's brick & mortar stores.

Ninja Gaiden II - Xbox 360 $9.99

Great price if you were holding off on getting this game. It's tons of fun if you can get used to the camera angle system.

Also, if you missed it before; 13 Months xbox Live for $30 (wal-mart deal has expired but Buy.com will have it at that price starting 12AM PST Monday)
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Heads up for those bargain hunters (who seem to be growing by the day in this economy). Walmart.com has the 13 month XBL Gold card for $29.99 w/ free ship to store, or a $1 ship to you.

Xbox Live 13 Month Gold Card $29.99

Also, (if this deal ends) starting Monday 12AM PST, Buy.com will have it for $29.99 Link

Update 1: WalMart.com has sold out

Update 2:Buy.com has sold out

Update 3:Back in stock @ WalMart.com for $30 as of Tue 1/13
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So Rock* using SecuROM was expected as it was reported on prior to release. But now that the game's out the extent of the DRM headache is beginning to come into focus.

*Must install Rockstar Social Club program & keep it running.
*Must create MS LIVE account
*Must use Games for Windows Live (which wont run on 64-bit OSes)
*Must validate over email more than once.
*Must assign 360 LIVE, PSN or PC LIVE account to Rockstar Social Club.
*Must download (abysmally slow) news updates every time the game is played (before it will launch)
*Must have DVD in the drive at all times game is being played.

and this is all just to play singleplayer.

So you've done all that, and you're ready to play the game now.
*Game doesn't support SLi (at least for 8800 GTX)
*Game doesn't run under newest GeForce drivers
*Game wont let you modify graphics settings even if your system is more than powerful enough to run high graphics.
*Game freezes, has graphical glitches and..
*Game crashes to desktop.

The predictable Amazon backlash has already begun one day after release.
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UK tech site reghardware.co.uk is reporting SEGA is working on a new handheld to rival the PSP.



Named the "SEGA Vision"; it's being labeled as a media device, capable of:

* Live TV (built in TV tuner)
* Video playback device (MP4; probably xvid, WMV, divx also; maybe AVC, VC-1, x264)
* Music player (MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE)
* 2GB memory built in - 6GB w/ SD card (has SD card slot)
* Digital Camera (still & video)
* Voice Recorder
* E-Book reader (supports E-Books & txt files)
* Games (plays java based games)
* Pocket Sized (probably somewhere between a DS & PSP in size)


HQ Version

Apparently there are prototypes of it available in a crane-prize machine in the London arcade's grabber machine right next to an iPod nano machine. (any1 in London who makes arcade trips care to take some pics & post them up?)



SEGA has told The Register it plans to launch the Vision next year, but pricing hasn't been set.
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So on the front page of bungie.net is a countdown in the lower right corner, under the letters ERR. It's currently (at the time of this posting) at 11 hours 30 odd minutes and counting down.



The center of the screen has a collection of warning messages which keep rotating.

>>PARDON OUR DUST<<
>>EMERGENCY LIGHTS ACTIVE<<
>>NO PUBLIC ACCESS<<
>>PROCEED WITH CAUTION<<
>>KEEP IT CLEAN<<
>>FINAL NOTICE: BILL PAST DUE<<
>>OBEY POSTED LIMITS<<
>>PLEASE REMAIN CALM<<
>>EXPECT DELAYS<<
>>SERVICES WILL RESUME<<
>>EMERGENCY LIGHTS ACTIVE<<
>>PROCEED WITH CAUTION<<
>>NO PUBLIC ACCESS<<

Announcement coming or just gibberish?
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