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View Poll Results: Which ones would it have to be ?
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Jun 10, 2010, 12:52 PM
 
Another point: XBLA and PSN games have made this generation a lot more enjoyable for me personally.

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Jun 10, 2010, 12:54 PM
 
Looking forward to Crazy Taxi this fall. If you're a fan of launching cows, Earthworm Jim came out this week.
     
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Jun 10, 2010, 12:59 PM
 
RRoD yes.

Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Now the R&D rat race seems to be all focused around motion controls.

There definitely have been quite a few worthwhile games this generation, so I guess I'm just letting my current disappointment with what will likely happen at E3 cloud my reasoning. All they have to do for me to be pleased is show off Last Guardian and inFamous 2. Team ICO's first two games were absolutely incredible, and inFamous has been my favorite PS3 game so far.
Yeah I want to see inFamous 2 as well. I really enjoyed that game as well.
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 12:28 AM
 
Check out these XBLA titls on sale during E3!

A Kingdom for Keflings - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Alien Hominid HD - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Banjo-Tooie - Normal Price: 1200 MSP - Sale Price: 800 MSP
Bionic Commando Rearmed - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Bomberman Live - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Braid - Normal Price: 1200 MSP - Sale Price: 800 MSP
Castle Crashers - Normal Price: 1200 MSP - Sale Price: 800 MSP
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Contra - Normal Price: 400 MSP - Sale Price: 240 MSP
Crystal Defenders - Normal Price: 800 - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Magic: The Gathering - DotP - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
N+ - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Panzer General: Allied Assault - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Portal: Still Alive - Normal Price: 1200 MSP - Sale Price: 800 MSP
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Arcade - Normal Price: 400 MSP - Sale Price: 240 MSP
UNO RUSH - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment - Normal Price: 1200 MSP - Sale Price: 800 MSP
Zombie Apocalypse - Normal Price: 800 MSP - Sale Price: 400 MSP

The inventory blowout sale is from Wednesday, June 16th to Tuesday, June 22nd.


I now have a reason to spend some of my M$ points that have been sitting in my account.
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 12:40 AM
 
Check out the latest trailer of Mortal Kombat

LOL! I really wanted to see the end of that Kung Lao fatality!
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 12:42 AM
 
The online multiplayer demo for Transformers: War For Cybertron was released. The game looks amazing! Anyone else gonna give it a shot?

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Jun 11, 2010, 02:15 AM
 
Looks like some of the less reliable blogs are picking up rumblings of a $100 pricedrop on the PS3 and a $20 pricedrop on the Wii.

You know, I've been thinking, it's been 4-5 years since this round of consoles launched. Could be be seeing the next generation at E3? I think it's a big possibility.
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 09:14 AM
 
Maybe from Nintendo, but that would be counter-productive as it would eat away from showcasing the 3DS. Otherwise, MS is focused on NATAL (so that would be unlikely and counter-productive as well), and Sony needs a few more years yet out of the PS3.

The idea of $100 price drop on the PS3 seems insane. It's been, what, less than a year? I could see a $50 around the holidays maybe.
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 10:33 AM
 
Most Gamers Don't Even Know Project Natal Exists
OK, so that group includes people like PC gamers and Wii owners, who may not mash F5 on places like this every day. But even among Xbox 360 owners, 61% had never even heard of it (ignorance of the Move among PS3 gamers was at 58%).
At first I wanted to react like, "They're ****ed" but isn't the point of these big E3 events to jump-start the ad campaigns that will bring this knowledge to the masses in the coming months?
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 10:47 AM
 
Odd, because Natal got some pretty big mainstream press when it was first announced. I remember they took it to the Today show and to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and I'm sure there were others. Maybe it's just been so long that people have forgotten?

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Jun 11, 2010, 10:51 AM
 
That's a good point also.
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 11:57 AM
 
Usually if I click through to an IGN article, I wonder why I even keep their RSS feed around, but this one actually does a good job of articulating what’s so irritating about the whole motion-control bandwagon.

State of Play: Motion Sickness
( Last edited by slugslugslug; Jun 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM. Reason: Stupid interstitial ad broke URL auto-parsing)
     
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Jun 11, 2010, 11:59 AM
 
I think I abandoned IGN back in 2004. The ads were obnoxious, you had to jump through hoops to see pics and videos, and their site took forever to load in general.
     
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Jun 12, 2010, 12:58 AM
 
Same here. They took it to the consumer when they started charging for exclusive content and for disabling ads.

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM), the best video game magazine ever IMO, just recently got relaunched by its original owner after Ziff Davis cancelled it last year. On top of receiving a monthly printed magazine, they release weekly digital magazines that are pretty revolutionizing. Check it out for yourself. Just curious what you guys think of the layout?

EGMi - The Digital Magazine | EGMi
     
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Jun 12, 2010, 01:29 AM
 
Tried to view it on my iPad but they're using flash. Boo! Didn't they get the memo from Steve?

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Jun 12, 2010, 01:47 AM
 
There was actually a request for it in their letters section and they're currently working on a version for the iPad.

Get on your computer and check it out.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 10:08 AM
 
Monday News: ...and we're off! Edition

Kinect is in, 'Project Natal' is out | Joystiq
Meh.



So What's Inside The New Xbox 360?
It looks like someone took a regular 360 case and added Mountain Dew. Which is to say they look like they're trying to go for an Xtreme! look.

A more promising new feature is the inclusion of a built-in wi-fi adapter, something gamers have been crying out for since the original Xbox 360 does not include one and Microsoft's add-on device is priced extortionately.
I'll take a "I'll believe it when I see it" approach on this one.



Rumor: 500GB PlayStation 3 Coming, Includes New Wi-Fi, Move
The source also says that these PlayStation 3 consoles will be new models, both containing the faster 802.11n wireless standard for quicker wi-fi speeds. This also checks out, since it was only last we week we saw two new PS3 models being tested by the FCC.
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Jun 14, 2010, 10:42 AM
 
Kinect = pretty damned meh. The lightsaber game is cool, and I'd like to try it for a few minutes, but I do not want to spend $100-$200 to play it.

Still the only thing that I think is awesome about Kinect (ugh) is being able to control the dashboard with your hands a la Minority Report. But again, it's not worth the $100-$200 it'll cost.

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Jun 14, 2010, 10:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Kinect = pretty damned meh. The lightsaber game is cool, and I'd like to try it for a few minutes, but I do not want to spend $100-$200 to play it.

Still the only thing that I think is awesome about Kinect (ugh) is being able to control the dashboard with your hands a la Minority Report. But again, it's not worth the $100-$200 it'll cost.
I was commenting more on the name than anything else, but yeah, the preview games absolutely reek of the Wii.

I'll have to see about that Dashboard thing.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 12:52 PM
 
Microsoft E3 keynote is here, 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET | Joystiq

I'll be following along with this as it goes. I may post a few quick thoughts on here for people following along, depending how exciting the event is. I imagine I will likely multi-post.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
(…) the preview games absolutely reek of the Wii.
Wii players don't lag.

CPU-wise, how much stress are Kinect & Move going to put on XB360 & PS3 hardware ??
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 01:10 PM
 
I think I heard the NATAL being quoted at 20% at worst. Don't hold me to that, though.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 01:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
Wii players don't lag.

CPU-wise, how much stress are Kinect & Move going to put on XB360 & PS3 hardware ??
If there's one advantage the Microsoft and Sony products have over the Wii, it's the power. Both will be technically better than the Nintendo product.

That said, I doubt either will sell like the Wii though.

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Jun 14, 2010, 01:16 PM
 
Jesus, I think they'd be lucky to do 10% of what the Wii has*

*I should probably save that until E3 is done, but whatever
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 01:42 PM
 
This guy has no idea how to engage an audience. Fitting that Microsoft would choose him for their keynote. Ugh, painful to watch.

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Jun 14, 2010, 01:45 PM
 
I'm only on text and pics over here.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 01:47 PM
 
Live stream is here:
E3: Microsoft Keynote live video stream

Metal Gear Solid Rising looks pretty damned cool. May be the first MGS game I actually play.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I'm not dumb; My work internet is more crippled than Stephen Hawking.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 02:05 PM
 
God, even stills of Reach taken from a gigantic screen look scary good.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 02:20 PM
 
I'll admit, the voice commands are interesting.

I think I'd be more interested in the ESPN thing a few years ago. Now only if its on demand (maybe).

Edit: The HD would be a huge step up, though.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 02:33 PM
 
Is that correct? Gears of War 3 will finally feature a 4 player co-op campaign?

Halo Reach looks better and better with every trailer.

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Jun 14, 2010, 02:35 PM
 
Yeah, that was already known. It'll make the GOW3 purchase more worthwhile, seeing as I think multi will get the brush-off this time 'round.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 02:35 PM
 
Yes on 4 player co-op for Gears. And Halo Reach looks like every other Halo game: meh.

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Jun 14, 2010, 02:44 PM
 
Jokell - You shut your whore mouth. Halo Reach looks amazing.

Dakar - Isn't that the only reason to purchase a Gears of War game?

p.s. - I noticed nobody has mentioned anything about the Call of Duty: Black Ops demo.

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Jun 14, 2010, 02:44 PM
 
Its somewhat amusing to watch MS cram 5 years of Wii gameplay progress into a 30 minute demo.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
p.s. - I noticed nobody has mentioned anything about the Call of Duty: Black Ops demo.
I have zero interest in pre-modern settings. I waiting to see if the Medal of Honor reboot will be worth anything.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 02:53 PM
 
Kinect: 15 titles available at launch, nothing groundbreaking. Milo MIA, as far as I can tell (though that tiger seems to be the closest thing).
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 03:02 PM
 
Anyone like the slim? I'm not really a fan of the design, but I guess the size is good...

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Jun 14, 2010, 03:05 PM
 
I think I commented on it earlier, but no. I'm assuming ethernet is still included in this bad boy. I don't wonder if the Arcade keeps its fat self around (at least til the end of the year) just to try and move Elite (or whatever its called) units.

Joystiq noted that pricing for Nata--err, Kinect was noticeably lacking.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 03:18 PM
 
It looks like there's still ethernet:


It's ugly, IMO.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 03:21 PM
 
Thanks.

It probably looks twice as stupid horizontal.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 03:24 PM
 
Is that a DisplayPort? I like the additional USB jacks, but holy crap is that thing ugly.

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Jun 14, 2010, 03:24 PM
 
Well, it just looks like a mix between an Alienware tower and an 80's sports car, but not in a good way. I see what they were trying to do, as the case has a little bit of an 'X' shape to it, but this looks like a bad throwback to the original Xbox's design.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 03:33 PM
 
Just realized - nothing about Hulu.

Edit: Or a date for ESPN on 360?
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Is that a DisplayPort? I like the additional USB jacks, but holy crap is that thing ugly.
HDMI, would be my guess. This thing won't win any beauty contests that's for sure.
     
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Originally Posted by exca1ibur View Post
HDMI, would be my guess. This thing won't win any beauty contests that's for sure.
I see the HDMI. What's next to the ethernet port?

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Jun 14, 2010, 03:58 PM
 
There's also a "custom Kinect port" on the back that looks like an HTC-style ExtUSB port,
Slim Xbox 360 gets official at $299, shipping today, looks angular and ominous (hands-on!) -- Engadget
     
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Got it. Wonder why Kinect doesn't just use USB?

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Apparently ExtUSB is powered? I imagine it must use reg USB with a power adaptor too, or else they just left 30 million potential customers in the dust.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 04:14 PM
 
The new design is kind of growing on me. I like the fact they now include the power supply inside the console. No more huge power brick. We'll see if their claims of it being "whisper quiet" holds true. The DVD drive in my Elite is twice as loud as my previous Pro model (fan included).

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