p3rks

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Review

p3rks

6 years ago

Excellent review.

This, hard: "shot down a helicopter with a rocket launcher, crashing it into an enemy jet for a spectacular double kill. That is why I play Battlefield."

BF is pretty crap as a gun and run, its all about the cinematic stuff, usually involving being in, or taking down helicopters IMO.
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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review

p3rks

6 years ago

I think I'll get this just for the 4 player co-op.
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GamesIndustry.biz: Full Steam ahead

p3rks

12 years ago

I dunno, some things are more expensive, but in a way I dont mind paying to not ever have to deal with CD's etc. I know econimicially it doesn't really make sense, but I prefer the lack of hassle so don't mind.

Also, Steam will have cost a LOT to develop / maintain, they need to recoup somehow.
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DOOM

p3rks

12 years ago

Great review. One of the most influential games of all time. This game got me into online gaming & FPS, still my favourite ways to use a computer... but it's not just the nostalgia, it really is a brilliant game.
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PGR4 properly unveiled

p3rks

12 years ago

Bring back the slower cars. Mini Races FTW.
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'All hell broke loose' in 360 line

p3rks

13 years ago

Anyone read 'Jennifer Government'?

Nike run a secret marketing promotion for some new trainers (only one pair in each town) that invloves several people getting shot by and robbed when they buy them to up the interest...
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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

p3rks

13 years ago

The 9 seems a bit high considering the review...

Vice City was the best GTA by a country mile.
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New 3D PGR3 screenshot

p3rks

13 years ago

Presumably only in replays though? you dont want depth of field or motion blur on a background in-game...
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PGR3 to miss 360 launch?

p3rks

13 years ago

lol at zavier, you are ace mate...

I hope this isn't true... would mean holding off for me for sure.
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PGR3 online tourney details

p3rks

13 years ago

For online races it is the winner that wins. Same goes for hot laps, timed runs etc... It's only cone challenges that you win with points... and seeing as the idea there is to get the most points, i dont see the problem?
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p3rks

13 years ago

PGR2 is fantastic.

/forsees launch day 360 + PGR3 purchase
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Area 51

p3rks

13 years ago

The Drake Equation calculates the number of civilisations in our galaxy...

linky

basically, depends how optomistic you are...

Game looks OK, thought it had co-op?
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NVIDIA wants 3D mobiles

p3rks

13 years ago

Convergence = another way of saying 'jack of all trades'.
Mobile phone games = crap for chavs.
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

p3rks

13 years ago

each to thier own eh... I preferred the 80's setting, the city was a manageable size (SA is _too_ big) thought the story and acting was better and that Tommy is a much better character than CJ. I don't like all the RPG-lite stuff either, would be better if you could just do everything from the off...

I'm not saying its crap, just a bit overrated.
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p3rks

13 years ago

Its just not as good as vice city.
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WipEout Pure

p3rks

13 years ago

I bought a PSP and a bunch of games on release (luckily timed biz trip to LA) and this is the one I cant put down... Ridge Racer is excellent as well but seems simple compared to WOP.

Just unlocked Rapier and its bloody hard, but it has the 'one more go, find yourself on it 3 hours later' thing that has to be a sign of a great game...

If you're getting a PSP, and you should, then this is a must have.
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PSP launches Stateside

p3rks

13 years ago

Loading from tapes?

Hell, we used to fire up the spectum and go out riding our bikes for half an hour whilst simulatiniously praying to the game gods that the thing wouldnt crash halfway through, got quite superstitious about it, press play gently, count to 5, then press it HARD. then spin round twice before going out... ;)

Im in the US at the minute, hoping to pick up one of these puppies later today... with Wipeout, Metal Gear and Lumines hopefully.
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World of Warcraft

p3rks

13 years ago

Sorry, but.... 'meh'.
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Xbox 2 to sport wireless controllers as standard

p3rks

13 years ago

As long as you can charge them from the box when you're not playing, this is a good shout... if it needs batteries i wont be impressed.
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Dead or Alive Ultimate

p3rks

13 years ago

I think Live suits some games more than others. Halo2 is awful online, but I still play Gotham all the time...

I'll get this, i like the DoA series and the online modes sound pretty good to me...
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WipEout Pure

p3rks

13 years ago

'Anybody who thought WipEout had been wiped out by its failings since 2097'

Sums me up perfectly actually.
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p3rks

13 years ago

Already talk of 8 player head-to-head in the office on this... looks fab.
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PlayStation 3 set to make its debut ahead of E3

p3rks

13 years ago

totally agree w/blerk. proves the marketing babble works.

I'm looking forward to hearing something official from sony myself.
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PSP to feature online play at US launch

p3rks

13 years ago

Fair play to SCEA for pushing this, hope the same happens in europe...
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HL2 DM, CS Source, HL2 single-player updates soon

p3rks

13 years ago

I hope they dont make those levels ATI only. but i bet they do...

/pets 6800gt
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Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly

p3rks

13 years ago

hmmm. bit marmitey?

I didn't like the first one at all (gimme a shotgun over a camera any day) and it doesn't sound like this is much different.
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MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf

p3rks

13 years ago

Bought on Friday. It went back to Game today...

very average, even the live stuff.
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Forza Motorsport

p3rks

13 years ago

Sounds excellent, i'll take your word for it even though the demo sucked.

GT or this? I'm looking forward to both. I'll be sad to say farewell to PGR2 though, it has served me well...

/doffs cap at very worn out disk.
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Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

p3rks

14 years ago

I didn't get on with the first one, but on the basis of that review, and the (almost) universal love this seems to be getting, i'm going to take a cube home and try it out.

add 1 to the (probably) converted list.
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Excel powers advanced Halo 2 stats system

p3rks

14 years ago

How to turn something pretty dull into something remarkably dull.
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Bungie rejigs Halo 2 matchmaking options

p3rks

14 years ago

Yeah, there are 'workarounds' but thats all they are. by design, its a clunky, unrewarding system.

Still, being able to play 2 player splitscreen properly(ish) is an improvement.
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p3rks

14 years ago

CClaw: Yes but that only applies to your friends list.

Which is the point I guess. Why can't I search for custom games hosted by people I don't know? It works perfectly in PGR2.

pah. I dunno, I just think the whole things a big letdown. Its a system designed for the lowest common denominator i.e. someone who's never played online games. I see the reasoning behind it, but i don't like it.
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p3rks

14 years ago

But you still get kicked out after each match.

meh. stupid system.
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Silent Hill 5 coming to next gen

p3rks

14 years ago

"Move along people, nothing more to see here..."
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Valve surprises all with Half-Life 2 Deathmatch

p3rks

14 years ago

"They didn't put this in the actual Half Life 2 game why?"

Ahhh come on, who really cares?
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p3rks

14 years ago

ahaha. Smackin someone in the face with a barrel is really rather good fun. ;)

Some of the mods to come out of this engine are going to be amazing. Bring it on.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 4

p3rks

14 years ago

well that sucks.

thanks.
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p3rks

14 years ago

So does this let you play 2 people online on one console. ie are 2 on 2 matches possible?

I skipped FIFA becasue it didn't, hoping that this would...
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Valve reacts to Half-Life 2 bugs

p3rks

14 years ago

Dunno if this will help anyone else out but i picked this up in a CS:Source game to stop the stuttering and it seems to make HL2 better as well...

in the console type "cl_smooth 0" (no quotes).

worth a try.
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Halo 2 Multiplayer

p3rks

14 years ago

Eightours.

I spose if you play games online for the sole purpose of being a stat-nerd then matchmaking is perfect. Personally i like playing games to have fun.

at the very least they could have added a simple map-cycle and continual play _once_ a game has been set up. Why kick everyone out?
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p3rks

14 years ago

think he was jokin chaps. jeez... ;/
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p3rks

14 years ago

Totally agree with the review. PGR2 is still the best implementation of Live in a game by far. Matchmaking isn't great, i'd like to be able to search for (and create) hosted games that anyone could see _as well_. Why would you leave this out? It worked perfectly in PGR2.

The main reason the old system is better is that i made fiends in PGR2 that are still in my list, that seems much harder to do now...

That aside, was playing team slayer with a bunch of mates last night and had a brilliant time. Now i realise why everyone was banging on about Halo Lan parties all the time...

shouldn't we organise some kind of EG sesh? ;)

and yes, I am waiting for steam to turn on HL2. grrr.
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Half-Life 2 available now

p3rks

14 years ago

Sorry to hear so many had probs. Unlocked my pre-loaded copy in about 3 minutes, been working sweet ever since.

and my gosh i'll eat my pants if this isn't the best fps i've ever played by a very, very long way...

(and yes i just finished halo2)
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p3rks

14 years ago

NeuroNiky. Did exactly the same, and couldn't agree more.

So far; absolutely stunning.
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Bungie working on Halo 2 bug fixes

p3rks

14 years ago

"They could be working on giving us the final level to Halo2, as they seem to have forgotten to include it. That would be nice of them."

ahaha. yes, most exciting 'cutscene' of the game followed by the erm, credits. not impressed.
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Half-Life 2 survives early distribution?

p3rks

14 years ago

It inconviniences me and I won't be buying it until/unless the online activation for single player changes.

Fair enough (although i totally disagree - i work in game dev and think anything that stops piracy is a good thing) but talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face, this is Half Life 2 son.
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p3rks

14 years ago

re: the online activation.

most new software does this now. If you dont have a net connection you have to call customer services to get the activation code, takes a coulpa minutes. a la windowsXP, photoshop etc. id be surprised if this is any different.
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Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault

p3rks

14 years ago

Yeah, sounds good, def on the once-im-bored-of-hl2 list.
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New Sony figures reveal scale of PlayStation dominance

p3rks

14 years ago

I've resisted a Ps2 for a long time, but the PStwo / GTA bundle _on payday_ proved a bit to much for me...

it looks very sexy under my tv and makes the xbox look, well, completely ridiculous. ;)
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Counter-Strike: Source

p3rks

14 years ago

Yes, because when you put an object in your pocket, its weight magically disappears, so you can run faster. Isn't it obvious?

Its got nothing to do with weight. It's simulating the fact that you can run faster with a rifle over your shoulder than when holding it in both hands. That, and the fact that its a good gameplay fudge - you can go faster but its risky.
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