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1:19 PM on 02.28.2011  

RIP Mygamercard.net :(

I had sent this as a tip and also figured it would have already popped up by now but maybe it's not as important as I had thought to everyone (IE non achievement whores) I really have nothing to add to the story he does a pretty good job at summing it up.

http://www.mygamercard.net/

Now what are we going to do for our forum sigs?!?! RIP.

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1:06 PM on 10.14.2010  

Gran Turismo 5 is the new Duke Nukem Forever...


Yep, looks like it has been delayed... AGAIN! This game is never coming out people! It's all an elaborate hoax. also, forza.

"We can confirm that Gran Turismo 5 will not be available this November 2nd, but the game’s release will be coming this holiday season.


We sincerely apologize to GT fans for the delay, however, creator Kazunori Yamauchi and the team at Polyphony Digital want to make certain they are creating the perfect racing experience, and we are confident that this ambitious game will exceed expectations when it launches.

We’ll have more information for you in the near future."




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12:34 PM on 03.19.2010  

Games you would review like Jim Sterling (aka: popular games you hate)




So after all this review controversy (for the record, AC2 and FF13 deserve better scores) and after reading Jim's post about being a reviewer I got to thinking... what games would I be called a troll for if I had to review them? The most recent that comes to mind is Dragonage Origins. I never really read much about the game but I kept hearing how good it was from everyone so I got it for the PC. I had looked at some of the screenshots and got a little excited thinking it was going to be an oblivion type game... boy was I wrong!

So I start playing and when I am first talking to my dad in the beginning I am thinking "Oh, this is kinda cool all the different conversation options." I was taking my time to read all the options and try and pick what I would say in real life. That lasted for about 10-15 minutes until I realized that pretty much every character had a huge conversation and I really just stopped caring what everyone had to say. The main part that came to mind was in the beginning when I was talking to my brother with his wife and kid. My brother starts talking about how hes going off to war and asking if i was gonna take care of his kid or something and then the little kid starts talking to you I mean who really cares? Is what I say to this little kid going to change any part of the game? I highly doubt it. I found myself just quickly clicking the first answer in every convo trying to get to some actual gameplay (which I didn't like at all btw.) It just seems really pointless to me to have meaningful conversations with these virtual people in a game where the outcome is more or less fixed no matter what you say. Now just as a disclaimer, I only played about an hour of this game and to be fair I am sure later on your choices in conversation actually do have SOME sort of outcome but from what I saw none of it really mattered. Take this one for example:



Why does it matter what one you pick? They are all no! Just pick one and get it over with! It's so pointless!

So in short I really did not like this game at all even though everyone else lost their shit over it. I am pretty sure I would have gotten lots of angry messages and the like just like Jim does with every one of his reviews. What games would you have gotten hate messages over if you had reviewed them?

p.s. I also hated mass effect.. just too lazy to bitch about that one too.

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2:34 PM on 01.16.2010  

Put on your radiation suits boys...

Cus I just got my first nuke in COD (PC) :)



I had never really cared about nuke until I actually got enough kills and didn't have it equipped. I used to have UAV, Harrier, and Pave low and was happy with that. But now I changed it to Harrier, Chopper Gunner, and Nuke. Pretty satisfying.. although very scary when you get to around 23-24 kills. Oh yeah did I mention I am a knifer? (marathon,lightweight, commando) So I would like to say this is pretty impressive. inb4 knife is no skill. It is. Don't get me started.

Anyways what kinda kill streaks do you guys use? Any other knifers around here?

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2:55 AM on 11.11.2009  

Modern Warfare 2's PC Online is awesome!

Good move guys!




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1:28 AM on 07.16.2009  

Prepare to get pissed...C&C 4 requires you to be online 24/7.

hey guys just read this and though it was pretty ridiculous. Apparently in order to play Command and Conquer 4 you have to be connected to the internet at all times.... even for single player.

FTA:
"As of right now, you need to be online all the time to play C&C 4. This is primarily due to our 'player progression' feature so everything can be tracked. C&C 4 is not an MMO in the sense of World of Warcraft, but conceptually it has similar principles for being online all the time," Community Leader APOC wrote. No matter what mode you're playing, no matter what you're doing, if you want to play Command and Conquer 4, you're going to need to have a working Internet connection.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/07/forced-to-connect-eas-cc-4-requires-always-on-internet.ars

Good ole EA for ya! They even have the nerve to say that this game is shipping with no DRM protection.
Sucks to be a laptop user.

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3:38 AM on 06.16.2009  

A challenger appears! (prototype vs infamous)

Just found this on digg. The debate continues!

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2009/06/prototype-review-one-thing-you-cant-destroy-is-yourself.ars

I hate infamous because I don't have a ps3.

p.s xbox 360 is getting final fantasy.

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12:43 AM on 04.28.2009  

The Konami Code Makes ESPN.com Magical!




(Stolen from digg)
If you enter the konami code on the espn site.. you get lots of pretty little unicorns! AWESOME!

It's been fixed now but google cache has it.

http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:ssdn4F46EEYJ:espn.go.com/+espn.com&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Original link: http://digg.com/gaming_news/The_Konami_Code_Makes_ESPN_com_Magical

p.s. the code is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, enter (keep pressing enter)

just thought i would share.

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1:08 AM on 04.19.2009  

Referb 360 pro on woot tonight. $140

Hey guys just thought I would let everyone know woot has a referb xbox 360 pro for 139.99 plus 5 bucks shipping. Pretty good deal even for a refurb. It's an HDMI version with a 20 gig hard drive and wireless controller. Get on this people! Xbox is the shiiiit.

http://www.woot.com

p.s don't you dare turn this into a comment war about red ring errors.. i will kill you.

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3:48 PM on 01.27.2009  

Well, It's official, xbox wins.




So I never though it would happen... but the other day.... it did So I went over to my friends house the other day because he just got a new ps3 and wanted me to try out LBP so I went over there. Now, before I go on... let me say i used to be all about ps2 I always got games for that first and ps2 was kinda the generic answer to any video game related question. (kinda like how "coke" is any soda or "nintendo" used to be that back in the NES days.) Ok anyways, moving on so now that I only have an xbox 360 the xbox has become my new generic video game name. I didn't think anything of it, It seemed normal because that's the only system I had.

I WAS WRONG

When I was going through the first LBP tutorial level it said something along the lines of "press x to do this" so without thinking, I started pressing what I thought was "X" on the ps3 controller... after about 5 presses of nothing happening, I looked down and almost had a heart attack... that was no X at all!! It was the Square button!! It was a startling revelation... I realized that the xbox 360 controller had become the official controller in my brain that was second nature! This was a crazy because even though I hadn't played the ps2 or ps3 all that much since my 360.. I still figured it was second nature and I could play it whenever I felt like.. NOPE!

The xbox has won people don't fight it.

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4:01 PM on 01.10.2009  

Frogger is stupid.



So I just got a new cell phone the other day and it came with a free demo of Frogger. I had never really gotten into it but I was bored so I started to play it. This game sucks. It makes absolutely no sense you play as a frog that dies when you fall into the water? Yeah, a FROG that dies in WATER! WTF? and look at that picture... I mean wtf is the difference between the "death water" and the little square of water you are supposed to get to? Speaking of those magical water squares it took me three deaths to realize that's where I was supposed to go... I thought i had to land on those green grass squares... which also end up in death. because that makes sense right? You can start out on the pavement and walk over the streets and logs and rocks but a nice green pasture is death? Wow, Frogger sucks.

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12:23 PM on 11.21.2008  

Something that has been bugging me about the mirrors edge ad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFKas0CDu9I

couldn't figure out how to embed but I'm sure you have all seen this.

Ok right in the beginning.. shes looking at her reflection in the building and then all of a sudden..... a bullet hole appears right in her head (on the reflection).... how the fuck is that even possible without going through her head!?!? i dunno why but every time i see that stupid commercial i get pissed lol. anyone? anyone? black magic?

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