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Console Games / Re: Mario Kart Wii - Friend Codes
« on: May 08, 2008, 09:47:51 am »
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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: March 07, 2008, 09:58:24 am »
On the other hand, my brother has a DS lite which is suffering from the hinge crack problem, to a point where the top is practically hanging off.  Despite him taking very good care of it, and this being a very well known problem, Nintendo refuse to touch it, without him paying for repairs.  And again when I got my Wii at Christmas, the Wii remote did not function at all this is another well known problem with the Wii, that Nintendo simply refused to acknowledge, so I had to actually go out and buy another one, and those darned things are not cheap

I want to reply to this about Nintendo.  I have had nothing but good customer service from Nintendo.  When my original Gameboy had problems I sent it to them with no problem. 

Nintendo is aware of the hinge crack and they are more than willing the fix it or replace it.  I am not sure who you talked to but whenever I call Nintendo I never have a problem and they are always friendly.

The support their products and in Japan with the release of SSMBB they even offered to clean the lens for FREE!! 

There is just too much to go wrong with the 360 and MS doesn't want to take responsiblity for it! 

Now they are in talks with Sony to make a Blu Ray player so we'll see how bad that thing really turns out to be (as the PS3 can be upgraded by firmware and Blu Ray 2.0 is getting ready to come out)

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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: March 02, 2008, 06:55:54 pm »
That is because MS doesn't make mistakes so with the whole Undertow thing (and the game is like Geometry Wars but underwater) was a way to get new people onto xbox live.

It took them 3 years to admit there was a problem with the 360 in the first place!

People sometimes had to wait months for their machine to come back only to get a new machine and not being able to use their game saves and the like!

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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: March 01, 2008, 01:47:26 am »
The 360 is really a PC in a nice tight RROD box! 

So this is why it is easy to program for.  You have a PC in a box that doesn't have the Windows snafu so they all work the same.  If it used Vista it would be a horrible nightmare on game street!

And to MGS4 It is quite a bit different then previous releases as I have researched it and really like the game play aspect of it.

I have been playing Call of Duty 4 on my PS3 and I really love the control of the PS3 version.  It is much easier as I find the buttons easier to press and the trigger buttons are really at your fingertips not underneath like the trigger on the 360 controller.  To me it just works better. 

I am execited about Little Big Planet as you can do a lot of creating and it looks like a lot of fun. 

It was also announced at GDC that in April the Dual Shock 3 will be coming out and I imported one and I really enjoy it as the rumble in games is really good!  Most older games have updates that add the rumble feature.

What I meant by KOTOR and Mass Effect is the style of game play are very similar and it just seemed like KOTOR set in a different universe. 

I almost have my 20gig HDD filled up.  I have the Halo Edition of the 360 as I THOUGHT it would have the new chipset but it DOESN'T as MS LIED again as usual! 

I  have read many articles about the horrible service MS gives to people who lose their account information saying "WE ARE WORKING ON IT WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU" or someone sending in their machine and getting a different machine and not being able to use their downloaded games and MS again saying SORRY WE ARE WORKING ON IT GET BACK TO YOU IN THE FUTURE.  To me this is very bad customer service and if there is an issue they need to resolve it. 

I know so many people who got tired of waiting for the 360 to be shipped back because of the RROD they ended up buying a PS3 and when they got their 360 back then sold it as one friend I know has gone through 3 of them in less than 6 months.  That is a very bad failure rate.  Here again MS knew about this problem and didn't act quickly enough.

I have a PC and if I want to play subpar games I can and not have to spend $400 on a craptastic machine.  I can spend $500 on a cool machine that I can upgrade to my liking and have a building in Blu Ray player as an added bonus.





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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 27, 2008, 01:35:01 am »
I think the ability to make games in XNA is a great thing.  I just don't trust MS to allow every game to be published.  Something about them and their WE MUST CONTROL EVERYTHING philosophy just doesn't sit well with me.

I think the 360 has good games.  Mostly the Mass Effect Halo games are good.  It's just I got tired of Halo after Halo 2.  All Halo 3 is Halo 2 with better graphics a contunuing story and new chars and new maps. 

Mass Effect to me played too much like KOTOR and I just didn't really enjoy it that much.  Maybe it's just me. 

Overlord is coming to the PS3 as well as Lost Planet.  So I think that the exclusive idea for the 360 is wearing thin. 

With Metal Gear 4 now dated for June and it coming in a bundle with the Dual Shock 3 at $499 I think we will see a lot of people purchasing PS3s now. 

I am just not really excited about any games coming on the 360 right now.   Eternal Sonota is coming to the PS3 with a new playable character.

I think when the games like Haze, MGS4 and Little Big Planet come out people will see what the PS3 can truely do!  I have a lot of friends that are getting tired of the 360 and that is becuase you only have a choice of a 20gig or a 120gig hard drive so you cannot go bigger or inbetween.  On the PS3 you can upgrade the 60gig to an 80gig or even a 220gig if you wanted to because the PS3 uses a laptop harddrive. Sony has made it more upgradable for the future. 

I do think the install feature is a good thing.  DMC4 uses it and it works great!  Toook a while for it to install but it was well worth it. 


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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 24, 2008, 11:22:35 pm »
If you read joystiq you will find an article that indicates that Lucasarts is now developing games on the PS3 rather than on the 360 and porting it over.  They realize the power of the PS3 and with what it can really do. 

Also a game like Unreal III on the PS3 has the ability to have mods that you can create and share with other people.  Because MS is so strict about it's Live service the 360 version will not have that ability.

The reason WHY I mentioned the Blu Ray player is the fact that Sony was smart and allowed for expansion when games need more room to grow.  They didn't limit themselves to a DVD drive that would require additional disks for some games. 

MS is really pushing the Multimedia side on Live as they advertise for TV shows and Movies and you can only watch the move for 48 hours and then it is gone. 

This of course is my opinion. 

I find that so many people love the 360 even the ones who have gone through 3 or 4 of them due to the RROD. 

I have not had ONE problem let me repeat that NOT ONE PROBLEM with my PS3!!  I am on my first PS3 that is an orignal 60gig model. 

I think that a company that let's a inferior product out the door and then takes 3 years to own up to it's problems is bad. 

Now when you buy a 360 at your local Gamestop they no longer over the exchange warranty as MS wants you to go directly to them so they can see how they goofed again meanwhile you are out of a machine till you get one. 

I have heard some horror stories too about how people's machines got lost or they got a new machine and couldn't get their content back onto it because it is serialized and that MS had no answer and that they would get back to the person. 

MS customer service for a lack of a better word SUCKS!!  The people there are rude and don't really want to seem to help you just get you off the phone as quickly as possible. 

So for paying $400 for a machine that breaks and you have to send it back only to wait 6 weeks to finally get it resolved is not a fun thing!  I have friends who went through 4 machines and finally ended up getting a brand new Elite system cause of all the grief that got. 


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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 24, 2008, 01:12:17 pm »
Ok I don't know what crack you are smoking but I find the PS3 controller to be very comfortable and to me it works very well with the over all feel.  I don't like the rounded buttons on the 360 controller (plus they stole the design from the Dreamcast one!) I like how the R2 button is bigger and is much easier to find. 

You have an R1 and R2 and a L1 and L2 button plus the 2 analog sticks and the Triangle Circle Squre and X button and of course the start button the PS button and the select button.

Playing games like Resistance is a real joy as you don't have 12 year old kids cussing and being idoits!! 

Ok first off games like Assassian's Creed was developed for the PS3 as well as DMC4 they just decided to port them to the 360.  If you actually look at a comparasion side by side you will see the PS3 version is much better.  I also think the control for the PS3 version works better.

Oh and as far as achievments you can get achievements so easiler that to me they are pointless.  Let's see in some of the sports games you can gain 1000 points just by playing a short game or in the Avatar game you can make 1500 points right off the bat for killing enemies on a certain floor.  To me that is just a waste so it really doesn't mean anything at all just a way to show off and say look how lame I am and I have no live expect to unlock everything in this game :)


There really aren't any good exclusive games coming out for the 360.  GTAIV is not my kind of game and the extra content that is coming on it MS paid a butt load for it.  Also Rockstar has an exclusive game coming for the PS3 so they aren't too worried about GTA at all.  What is the extra content gonna be probably a lvl or a car or something that at some point will come to the PS3 via a download after 6 months or so. 

I really think developers now are realizing the power the PS3 has now.  Plus the PS3 has the Blu Ray player built in that can hold quite a bit of data.   So you will see games for the PS3 come on one disk as opposed to the 360 coming on 4 or 5 disks.  And the problem I have with that is with the technology we have today we shouldn't have to be swaping disks like that back in the PS1 era it was to be expected.  I really don't like swapping disks at all on any machine but with the power of the PS3 and blu ray we will see that problem resolved.

Most games I had for the 360 I have since gotten for the PS3 and have had a much better time with them.  Plus Warhawk is an excellent online game and they are always adding new content. 

I really think this year the PS3 will really shine!! 

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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 22, 2008, 11:06:42 am »
Yeah but there is a Tales game coming out for the wii and the psp and the PS3.  The Wii is also Final Fantasy Cyrstal Chronicles and Borque.

I just feel that with picking up Lost Odyessy it just wasn't what I was expecting. 

I just don't think the 360 is the platform for RPGs.  It is the platform for FPS games and multiplayer games.

I think both formats had their advantages and disadvantages.  Blu Ray had a larger storage capacity and it had the player built into the PS3.  I think if MS had decided to put an HD DVD drive in the 360 it might have changed things and put games on HD DVD.  Lost Odyessy is 4 disks and it was packaged very cheaply I might add!

Games like COD4 and Devil May Cry 4 I picked up for the PS3.  More and more games that come out on both systems I will pick up for the PS3 hands down.

I just find the PS3 a lot more fun than the 360.

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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 17, 2008, 11:01:49 pm »
Now I feel sorry for all the people who bought the HD DVD addon as it is a dead format! 


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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:42:45 pm »
I can download movies and TV shows and movies from itunes!! 

I want QUALITY games not just shlock that continues to come out!!

I don't want arcade games on a $500 machine! 


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Console Games / Re: Lost Odyessy
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:41:09 pm »
The worst is the dream remembering as you have to scroll through pages of lackluster story and you are like what does this have to do with the actual story.

I'm not sure overall how this going is going to be.

Also Microsoft again cheapens us Americans again by putting the 3 discs together on a spindle and then the last disc is in a sleeve.

If I'm going to pay $60 for a game MS GIVE ME BETTER PACKAGING. 

It would be like going to a high dollar store and getting a ripped up paper bag and your items just thrown in it carelessly.

They do so much for the Japanese market and the 360 doesn't even sell that well there.

I remember when I got my Limmited Edition of Halo 3 the disc was loose in the package!  $70 for a scratched coaster!


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Console Games / Lost Odyessy
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:37:22 am »
Has anyone else played this game?

It is so SLOW.  And the dream sequences you go through are so boring and they really don't net you anything other then a lot of reading.

The ring system is difficult and I have yet to pull off one of the speical moves.

All and all I am not impressted.  I guess I expected more from ex square people.


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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: January 31, 2008, 12:43:52 pm »
Just reading an acticle on Joystiq talking about UT3 for the 360 the user mods may not be allowed or you may have to pay for them. 

MS wants to control EVERYTHING on xbox live.  Don't they realize that we may want content created by others? 

That is what made the PC so much fun!

I find the control of Live the problem that when you turn your machine it logs on to live unless you tell it not too. 

"That's probably just because they all have headsets whereas on PS3 they don't!" When you purchased Warhawk for the PS3 it came with a headset so many many people have headsets for the PS3 as I chat with people all the time on Resistance! So that information is incorrect. 

I just hate how little kids frag you and then laugh and make crude comments. 



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Console Games / Gamestop
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:28:25 am »
I'm sure you all are going to hate me for posting this but it is something I really feel needs to be discussed.

When I was looking for Endless Ocean for the Wii I went into my local Gamestop and they didn't get the game and the person there told me I should of pre-ordered it.

Ok this is the problem I have with pre-ordering.  You are giving someone your money for a game that may or may not ever come out and they sit on it and instead of wanting to refund it to you they want you to keep it as virtual money and move it to something else. 

Their policy now is that if the game is not going to sell well they may not get any copies in if someone doesn't pre-order it.  So basically they are telling me we are a video game store but we are not going to carry the merchandise you want because we want you to pre-order it so we can inflate our sales number and show how much we really sold. 

I think this is a very bad practice and everytime I purchase a game at Gamestop they always ask me if there is something I want to pre-order and the last time I told the guy WHY DO YOU ASK ME THIS EVERY TIME.  I just responded back saying is there anyother way you can rip me off today?  He wasn't happy and told me it was his store's policy and what not.  I told him if I wanted to pre order a game I would tell him so and that I do not like being asked every time and I have actually walked out of Gamestop not buying my game for that reason and told them ok going to Target or Best Buy to pick this up and not be asked that question.

I think since the merger of EB and Gamestop that all the good EB policies went down the toliet and Gamestop took over! 

Have you traded in a game the day after it comes out?  You spend $60 bucks on a game and you trade it in the next day oh we'll give your $15 dollars trade in for that game!  And then they put it on their shelf as $54!  So they make a double profit selling the game and screw you in the process.  Why not say sure we will give your $30 in credit and allow you to get another game.  I think the policy is rather stupid and it makes me not want to trade games with them anymore. 

If I were to trade my Wii or PS3 or 360 in I would get maybe $100 for the Wii maybe $150-180 for both the PS3 and 360 mind you the PS3 60gig model sold for $599 and they want to give me $150 trade in value for it and they will turn around and sell it for $400 or more! 

I really think that Gamestop is gouging it's customers and taking advantage of them. 

Do you know how many times I have pre-ordered a game and paid for it in full and only to come to find out they only got 5 games and had 10 pre-orders and they didn't get enough to fill the orders so when I ask for my money back they tell me oh we can't do that but we can put it on a gift card for you to use another time and we will be getting more copies in the next few days and i'm like I can go get it at Fry's or Best Buy just give me my money and let me be on my way. 

They don't want to party with that money and they can be really difficult and I notice it is from store to store as some will refund the money and some will not.

If I paid for something with my credit card and they didn't get enough copies in I want my money back so I can go pick it up somewhere else and be done with it. 

Have any of you had any bad experinces with Gamestop? 

I did manage to find one that I know a lot of the people there and if I preorder a game I usually get it.  But if I go in wanting a game and they only got like 1 or 2 copies in they told me I shold of pre ordered it. 

Target or Best Buy never asks you to preorder anything! 

Also their return policy really sucks now too.  if you buy a game and it is really crappy and it is opened you cannot return it and it used to be you could.

But my biggest problem of all is how they gut 90% of the games they get put the game in a sleeve and keep it behind the counter (it has been OPEND) and they want to sell it to you as new and then you get the last copy and the box is missing or the instruction booklet is gone and they still want you to fork over $60 for the game that has been USED and they are trying to sell it as new!!  Ok if I buy a game and take it home it is used but they open and keep it behind the counter it is still new how is that possible?  It is used as the factory seal has been broken!  I will not buy the last copy if that is the only one they have I will go somewhere else as I want an untouched copy that i know everything will be in it!

Send a message to Gamestop and let them know that selling an opened game as new is just plain wrong and if they can say it is still new when you bring a game back the next day cuase you don't like it they should exchange it out! 

What are your guys thoughts on this situation?

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Console Games / Re: Unhappy with xbox 360
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:13:25 am »
I was must making a point that I'm unhappy with the quality of games and how the 360 is turning into more a multimedia syste where you can purchase episodes of tv shows and buy movies to watch one time.

I just find that the games I have for the system I really don't play that much that's all I am not really excited about any games coming down the pipeline.

I played the original Fable and it just wasn't my game. 

Many games the put out indicate they will have downloadable content but then it never surfaces and that is really frustrating too!

I probably won't get rid of it but I won't be buying as many games for it as I will use Gamefly to rent it first and see if I actually like it first instead of wasting $60 on it and then not being happy with it.

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