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  • ChampMan 2007 heads to 360

  • style 07/11/2006

    I'm sure Microsoft are scrambling to appease you as I type. Oh, wait. Americans don't negotiate with terrorists. I imagine the same mantra goes for rabid Sony fanboys! Reply 0
  • Schafer doesn't discuss game

  • style 03/11/2006

    Maybe... I'll wait till it drops to the 9.99 mark or less, and then take a punt. Maybe. Reply 0
  • style 03/11/2006

    "Oodles of charm, tons of style and characters you just might fall in love with. It is the polar opposite of mundane, except maybe in terms of its gameplay for a lot of the time".



    Just what I thought. Officially not interested. This game has always struck me as being one of those that gets kudos for its 'indie cred' more so than for actually being genuinely AAA. I'm playing a game, not watching a Pixar movie. Give me a great game first, then add the humour and the style and the great characters afterwards. But no game = no deal. Funny how something like Gears of War gets a pasting from all the naysayers for being "generic" but Psychonauts gets off scot free just because it's (setting is) 'original'.



    I'll pass.
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  • style 03/11/2006

    I almost bought Psychonauts recently, but I chickened out at the last minute. Just looks too wierd for my liking. Went with Double Agent instead, with THP8 to come in the next couple of weeks. Good decision? Bad decision? What's so special about Psychonauts anyway? Reply 0
  • PS3 and 360 'look even' - Dyack

  • style 02/11/2006

    The problem isn't whether there is a difference or not. We all KNOW there's a 'difference'. The problem is, that difference is not that significant. It's like comparing mp3 and wma. Only the true audio geek will notice any difference. The rest of us will just conclude that they sound more or less the same. Reply 0
  • style 02/11/2006

    I think we need a fox(close) in this box!



    :-D
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  • Just 80k PS3s at Japan launch

  • style 31/10/2006

    Because it's cheap. For every 360 that one could buy, he could buy two PS2's. Possibly even three, if he shopped around. Reply 0
  • style 31/10/2006

    Does Foxclose get a prize for being the star of the show?



    :-)
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  • style 31/10/2006

    Lol @ Foxclose



    /shakes head, feels pity
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  • Flight of Fantasy - Part 2

  • style 30/10/2006

    In all honesty, I don't get the whole RPG thing. They're not games. Just interactive storybooks half the time. There are only two RPG's that I can honestly say I finished and truly enjoyed. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic...and Final Fantasy VII. Yes, I was one of those mid-90's kids, with a PlayStation, and a copy of my first ever RPG in tow. I can honestly say that it was one of the most memorable gaming experiences I've ever had. Loved it. Prefer Knights of the Old Republic. Can't resist that good 'ole Star Wars magic! But yeah, FFVII rocked the house, and then some. A true bona fide classic. Reply 0
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent

  • style 21/10/2006

    Splinter Cell on hard is a must. At least. Personally, I think experienced Third Echeloners shouldn't be starting on anything less than Expert, if you ask me. That's when the game is at its most difficult, tense.....and fun. Reply 0
  • style 20/10/2006

    @freedumb



    Each to their own I guess. I like my SC, my Pro Evo, my Forza, my Brothers in Arms, my Football Manager. MGS, Fifa, Burnout, Call of Duty, LMA Manager. They're not really for me.
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  • style 20/10/2006

    @PhakeDC



    Should have played it first time on Expert like I did! :-)





    @ Dr.Mott



    Yes, Advanced Warfighter, Double Agent and Vegas. That's be quite the clean sweep, wouldn't it? And that's before we've even mentioned the potential awesomeness of Assassin's Creed.
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  • style 20/10/2006

    @captainrentboy



    MGS has never been of any relevance to me anyway. I thought the first one was decent back in the day. 2 was absolute muck and while 3 was far better, the reality is that SC overtook MGS a long time ago. Splinter Cell is the Pro Evo/Forza to MGS' Fifa/Gran Turismo. The pretender to the throne that now SITS on the throne. MGS is just too arcadey for my liking. Not authentic enough for a 'stealth and tactical espionage' game I'm afraid.



    Oh, and for those disparaging Chaos Theory, you craaaaazy?! For me, the SC's have gotten better with each new edition. The first blew my socks off upon release. PT made a lot of smart improvements and introduced outdoor enviroments. And CT...well, for the love of God, it was only in the top 1% of all-time Xbox games!



    And from the sounds of it, DA is another quality title from UbiSoft, who are officially the most consistent developer out there. Well, near enough anyway. However, a question still remains unanswered. The Xbox version of DA. What's it like?
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  • style 20/10/2006

    What about the Xbox version Krud? What's your take on it? What is missing that's in the 360 version, if anything? Reply 0
  • GTR2

  • style 17/10/2006

    So, as good as Forza Motorsport then. Which means it must be excellent! Is a 360 version in the works? Reply 0
  • Molyneux on emotional games

  • style 16/10/2006

    I can't believe the obvious Streets quip wasn't utilised already..... Reply 0
  • PS3 Online: How It Works

  • style 15/10/2006

    That's no way around it, the point system sucks. HOWEVER, it is still easy to keep a track of how much you're spending....by keeping track of how much you're spending. It's not really rocket science. Reply 0
  • style 15/10/2006

    I think people are forgetting that Xbox Live will soon be free. Haven't you heard? A while back, Microsoft acquired Massive, who are specialists in online and in-game advertising. I don't know when and I don't know how, but someday, we will be offered the option of free online gaming, if we choose to accept exposure to online advertisments. I know what Hughes is saying about free online gaming being the true standard, and not subscription-based online gaming, but I own a PlayStation 2, and find its online experience deeply flawed, and nowhere near the quality or smoothness of operation of Xbox Live. I have no problem paying for Xbox Live, as I can have no complaints with the service I have received. Let's see how PS3 online actually performs before we start making wild proclamations about how much of a rip-off Xbox Live is, shall we? Reply 0
  • style 13/10/2006

    I can sort of see where Wonga is coming from. But why can't I just go into a store, and 'top up' my Xbox Live account like I do with a mobile phone? Why all this points malarky? I can see the value of being able to avoid credit card payments altogether, by utilising retail and cash payments, sure. I think it's a great idea. But why can't everything just be monetised? If Vodafone can do it..... Reply 0
  • style 13/10/2006

    I have to agree that using real money is far superior to any company-specific currency. I'm really surprised that Microsoft went down this route. I'm not happy with it at all. Reply 0
  • Forza Motorsport 2

  • style 14/10/2006

    I came into this thread looking for a really good debate on what is the sequel to the best console racing game on the last generation, and sure to be a big-hitter on the next. Alas, instead of some mouth-watering talk of spoilers and suspensions, all I see is sniping and shit-stirring.



    Sometimes, I really do despair of the human race.



    :-(
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  • EG Podcast: The one about TGS, X06 and Clover

  • style 13/10/2006

    This has the potential to be the best EG podcaset yet. Even better than the Pro Evo-Fifa one. I'm going to download it now...



    PS. That caption is incredibly dirty, sick and in poor taste!



    ;-)
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  • Tony Hawk Xbox 360 demo soon

  • style 09/10/2006

    For me, THPS4 was the best in the series. Without a shadow of a doubt. The introduction of freeform skating outside of time limits was a Godsend, and really allowed one to immerse themselves in the game, pulling off moves and just basically chilling out.



    Looking forward to Project 8. They're going more simmy with it, aren't they? Good move!



    :-)
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  • RS6 Vegas demo coming soon

  • style 06/10/2006

    I loved Ghost Recon 2. It was a lot more accessible than the original games, whilst still retaining that uber hardcore air. Summit Strike is the best GR game I've ever played. And I've played 'em all.



    EDIT: Uh, except for GRAW!
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  • style 06/10/2006

    Let's be fair. Rainbox Six 3 was a great game back in the day, and Black Arrow built upon nicely, particulalry with regards to the multiplayer. But since then... Well, the less said, the better.



    :-(
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  • Alan Wake

  • style 06/10/2006

    What about that one that came out in the cinema in the last year or two? Can't remember its name, but I know it starred Johnny Depp as its lead. I'm a huge fan of Johnny Depp. He only seems to star in films with unique characterisation. A real actor's actor. So I've no doubt that his film was at least decent, no? Reply 0
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 6

  • style 04/10/2006

    I never understood the whole hub-ub over PES5. In fact, it was quite ironic. For years, snobby PES fans have slagged off Fifa for not being hardcore enough. And then as soon as PES slows the game down, and gets more physical, loads of PES fans show their true hypocritical colours. PES5 was the greatest, and most realistic in the series. I only hope 6 can do its legacy justice. Reply 0
  • PS3 pad is 'Sixaxis'

  • style 03/10/2006

    "...naughties...".



    That should be "noughties" by the way. Just so you know.



    /pedant
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