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PC Games / Re: What are you playing now?
« on: September 02, 2007, 03:24:33 pm »
tried Bioshock. Great game, definitely deserves the hype, but it's just too graphics demanding.

i'm going to try the demo of Medal of Honor: Airborne. it looks pretty cool. Now if it runs smoothly I might even buy it.

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PC Games / Re: Warhammer Online
« on: September 02, 2007, 03:22:43 pm »
well.. I guess I've been riding the warhammer hype since the beginning.. and I'm afraid it hasn't died down for me yet. I guess EA shut down a lot of Mythic's old stuff is because they are focusing their attention on this one. The MMO market has definitely got big after WOW and a lot of people are just bored of the same old wow stuff. I mean look at Burning Crusade.. yes people came back.. but many didn't.

Besides, this game is more PVP (or RVR, whichever you prefer), so the dynamic aspect of the human factor is more important. The new quest system, the concept that all classes gain ability points through combat is just new to these kind of games and it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

The game itself looks great, definitely up to par with well developed MMO's. I guess the only thing I'm not so sure about is the execs at EA, like if they will limit resources or have horrible servers that won't be able to handle peak traffic.

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PC Games / Re: Blizzard Announces Starcraft II
« on: May 19, 2007, 05:02:54 pm »
SPPPPAAAAAZZZZ! I NEED THIS GAMEEE!

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Console Games / Re: 360 won the console war?
« on: February 25, 2007, 05:13:05 pm »
Wow, that was like declaring the winner of the world series after the first three games in the season.

There's only 3 teams in this league, so it's easier for me.

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Console Games / Re: 360 won the console war?
« on: February 25, 2007, 04:49:49 pm »
Wow, the number of responses really suprised me. Anyways, here's why I think 360 has won.

First of all, let's talk about Wii. It's pretty clear to us what Nintendo is trying to do and it has definitely sold lots and lots of consoles and games. However, as Nintendo begins to sway towards the casual space, I think it's also beginning to leave the mainstream gaming space, and no console can "win", in my opinion, to have a strong presence in mainstream. Yes, we still love our beloved Zelda and Mario games, but you see more people staying up all night playin Halo 2 or Gears of War than those Nintendo titles. Nintendo will never win because they cannot dominate the mainstream, but they can never lose because of their creativeness and their famous franchises. This is their strategy, they are running a business, they are trying to be Nintendo. I seriously doubt Nintendo will jump ahead of its console cycle for the exact reason. Maybe they will be the first with a new next gen out, but I don't think they will shorten Wii's pre-destined lifespan to do so.

Now it's PS3 time. Ok, I'm not saying Microsoft won because PS3 haven't had enough consoles sold and I'm not ignoring the fact that there are many many orders on the item. However, if you look at last gen's console sales, PS2 dominated by a long shot, although Xbox sales were going up at a faster rate. That is because xbox started later and it was Microsoft's first time being a console gaming company. Playstation 2 was the winner of the last generation console space because it started early, the hardware had great potential, and they got great 3rd party back up. This time, Sony isn't so lucky. The hardware is still great, but 1080p really isn't neccessary, probably not even for 2008, or even 2009. The hardware this time is just as hard to program for as the last gen, so don't expect games that will use all of PS3's power until the final 2 years of it's lifespan. Playstation exculsives like GTA jumped ship, so now they are going to be released on the 360 at the same time. Sony also cannot compete with Microsoft in media integration and online services because it's pretty evident that they cannot just suddenly beat M$ at what they have been blowing their brains out trying to prefect for the past 5 years: Vista Live and Xbox Live, Live arcade, computer/ipod integration.. etc. etc. So what does Sony have that Microsoft doesn't? The international market? Its library of "Riiiidge Racer!"'s? I don't know, and I don't think Sony knows either. It feels like the PS3 is going down a similar path as the PSP - something that could be great, but lost its moment to shine, and all it will ever be is a great piece of hardware without great software.

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Console Games / 360 won the console war?
« on: February 24, 2007, 11:14:48 pm »
It's very late right now and I haven't posted on this website for a long while, but I think it's the best place to discuss my ideas about gaming first hand. I'm not going to list the reasons now because I'm rather tired, but I believe that Microsoft has won the console wars. Agree? Disagree?

I'll follow up later with a more detailed explaination.

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Everything Else / Digital Life
« on: October 10, 2006, 05:45:12 pm »
Ok guys, I'm gonna go to digital life this weekend. I'll try and put as many pictures up as I can and share with you guys.

Looking forward to see Call of Duty 3 and some other games. Maybe I'll get to play around with the new Zune!!!

Anyways, check it out by searching digital life on google and tell me if you got something particular you want me to tell you guys.

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Movies / Re: Snakes on a Plane
« on: August 20, 2006, 04:04:14 pm »
The average rating for this movie on yahoo is a B and i agree. But it's a fun movie to watch nonetheless. Just for the heck of it.

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Site News / Re: PM with Porn in it?
« on: August 19, 2006, 08:11:34 am »
That is disgusting...

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Movies / Re: V for Vendetta
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:44:25 pm »
I liked it, don't care crap about American government. It is as it's said, an idea that will never die.

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Movies / Re: Kill Bill
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:44:24 am »
Tarantino directed movies are all pretty good. He has a unique style.  :)

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Console Games / Re: Your 3 Favorite Game Developers
« on: August 14, 2006, 04:33:47 pm »
1. Nintendo
2. Blizzard
3. -------------------  (don't have a 3rd fav)

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Console Games / Microsoft - Open up Xbox 360 Development
« on: August 14, 2006, 04:21:39 pm »
Wow, microsoft is releasing game development software you can install on your xp based PC for free. Supposedly you can make games for xp/vista and the 360 platform.... and for an additional 99 bucks you can join a "creater's club" that will give you access to tools that will make developement easier, and distribution for games on the 360.

If Microsoft can do what this is intended, to get more people making homebrew games for the 360 and making the platform more popular, it could seriously destroy PS3 marketshare, because it's expensive to buy a PS3 and develop on the PS3. Sounds to me Wii and 360 will dominate the next gen console wars.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3777

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/aug06/08-13XNAGameStudioPR.mspx

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Everything Else / Re: Bill Gate is going to cure AIDS!
« on: August 09, 2006, 10:01:03 pm »
Well, yes it's not really important for him to give out 500M, but at least he's doing it, that means he's not being a selfish bastard and thinking of others. Some people, rich people, just want to waste their money and power on useless things just because they want more money... something like citizen kane, just less exaggerated

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PC Games / Fear: Combat - Free Online FPS
« on: August 09, 2006, 09:55:23 pm »
Sierra is going to release an online multiplayer version of F.E.A.R for free, register to get your activation code!

http://www.joinfear.com/us/

Hey, it's free, what the heck  :P

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