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How Ya Livin' => Technology => Topic started by: karaszero on February 07, 2009, 12:45:26 pm

Title: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 07, 2009, 12:45:26 pm
Which system/s do you have? what type of games do you play and which games do you think are must haves and which ones stink. I just got the AFRO SAMURAI game and it is pretty good so far it is a basic fight game with waves of enemies that attack you, you can perform some pretty cool combo attacks and finishing moves, samuel L, ron perlman, and kelly hu voice the game and the RZAs beats are cranking
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2009, 08:12:24 am
360.
gamertag: TygaDrawz
i like co-op games but most of my gaming crowd prefers multiplayer versus games.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on February 08, 2009, 08:22:57 am
MM, stop lying.  You know all you like is UNO :-[
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2009, 08:46:29 am
hahahahha...
HEY...that's the game me and the wifey play.
our goal is to become #1 on xbox live.
we are currently in the upper 900s.
UNO = quality time.
hehehehhehe...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 08, 2009, 10:05:48 am
I still have a PS2, even if all I use it for are playing dvds.. screw getting separate tech..

before that, i bought a used PS1 maybe 4 years after they first came out (actually, I traded a bunch of comics for it), and I only kept it roughly a year..

before that, I was mad behind, the last system I owned was an Intellivision set (which, IMO, ethered the competition during its run).. I still have it, actually, plus plenty cartridges.. don't know if it still works.. i know there are heads who refurbish these things and sell them on Ebay..

I'm vaguely tempted to try getting a PS3, with these Circuit City closings, they might have some still left.. I'm into sports and action/rpg games..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Tahdigga on February 08, 2009, 11:02:31 am
PS1, which I don't really play anymore. PS2, XBox 360. My mom wanted to get me a WII but she can never find one.

Games I like: Final Fantasy series, almost anything Marvel makes, the Outrun series and some Need for speed titles. Street Fighter series,... ok my little cousin brought this Bratz games for her WII, and I must say It's kinda fun.

Who remembers Streets of Rage, Sim City, Golden Axe? I have some Genesis and SNES games downloaded on my PC.  ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 08, 2009, 12:12:25 pm
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19943

Jim Lee and others talk about the DC Universe Online game:

hmm.. i guess this will be available for all the current systems and PC/Mac..

I wonder will Milestone/Dakota be in the mix as well..  ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2009, 12:26:26 pm
streets of rage?
oh...i think i'm in da luv.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 08, 2009, 01:40:52 pm
Everything from the 6th generation on down is on my PC. Emulators and such. I finally broke down and got a Wii because my Gamecube was so pussified next to a 32" flatscreen. But I had to buy all the pieces individually off eBay, and used pieces at that. I MUST warn you that if you're going to go that route, you'll have to buy all of the following:

- The system
- The power supply
- The power cables
- The Wii remote (try to get this bundled with Wii Play; it'll cost about the same)
- The sensor bar (get a wireless one for just a few dollars more)
- The nunchuck

If you do it right, are VERY patient, and don't bother with silly things like warranties or American sellers, you can save quite a bit of dough this way.

Tahdigga, I will be happy to sell my system to you for...ONE JILLION DOLLARS.  ;D

 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 08, 2009, 02:05:27 pm
I have a 360 and my wife bought me a ps3 for my b-day, the ps3 is backwards compatible so i got to keep my favorite games. I favor the superhero games, the kill or be killed type of games (god of war, kane & lynch) and the completely ridiculous like destroy all humans. Hype the ps3 is worth buying just for the Blu-ray capabilities alone
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2009, 02:29:09 pm
blah blah blah ...
ps3...blu-ray..blah blah blah...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 08, 2009, 06:53:40 pm
dayam mm the last time you expressed this much hate we wuz talking about master shake ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2009, 07:07:50 pm
refresh my memory...
frylock...cool.
meatwad...cooler.
master shake. bah. butthead.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 08, 2009, 08:45:45 pm
Hype the ps3 is worth buying just for the Blu-ray capabilities alone


(http://i42.tinypic.com/2jaarli.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 09, 2009, 05:45:38 am
Jenn you ain't right ;D Seriously though, what don't you like about the Ps3? MM I'm a Ur fan!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 09, 2009, 07:43:28 am
I own a 360 and most of the consoles that came before it...I installed a linux operating system on my original Xbox, though.  I don't use live as much anymore since my daughter played field hockey with my wireless adapter. *sigh* 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 09, 2009, 09:20:50 am
Jenn you ain't right ;D Seriously though, what don't you like about the Ps3? MM I'm a Ur fan!

I don't dislike it. I just think it's pointless. Then again, I feel the same way about Madden NFL 2027.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 09, 2009, 09:46:23 am
I don't dislike it. I just think it's pointless. Then again, I feel the same way about Madden NFL 2027.

I'm REALLY feeling you on this.  Come on...most game systems have HDDs and massive amounts of storage...it's about time to start only selling Madden Upgrade packs or something.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 09, 2009, 10:06:33 am
Hype the ps3 is worth buying just for the Blu-ray capabilities alone


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i lub u jenn.
that is the best response to ps3 ppl EVAR!!
 ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 09, 2009, 03:59:04 pm
there he goes again...master hate! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Tahdigga on February 09, 2009, 04:34:58 pm
Sony lost me as a consumer with their over priced system. Also someone told me the earlier versions of the PS3 wasn't backwards compatible. :o

I was on board for 1 and 2, but...meh, I'm going with Microsoft, and I'm still looking for a NEW Nintendo not used Jenn ;), although I did hear that the selection of games are not up to par.

Most of the WII games have been getting low gaming scores. So far I've played WII sports (I'm loving the tennis) and Bratz, with ma gurl Bunny Boo :)  I haven't really heard of any exclusives coming to the system. I don't know if it's really worth getting, with all the negatives I've been hearing.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 09, 2009, 05:08:50 pm
I don't dislike it. I just think it's pointless. Then again, I feel the same way about Madden NFL 2027.

I'm REALLY feeling you on this.  Come on...most game systems have HDDs and massive amounts of storage...it's about time to start only selling Madden Upgrade packs or something.

Yes. YES!!!

But Nintendo is getting greedy, too. Okay, you have the Wii and the Wii remote. But you also need the Wii Nunchuck. And to play MarioKart, you need the Wii Wheel. Now, do you think I'm going to need this wheel for any other game except this one? There's also a bunch of other stupid looking white plastic sh*t they call 'accessories'. Come ON, now. I'm still trying to figure out how to play my Game Cube games with this f*cking remote!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 09, 2009, 06:25:16 pm
I had to send my 360 back to microsoft because the red rings froze the game drama the system has and by all accounts the new systems still have that problem, I do have the backwards compatible ps3 and that is now hard to find but honestly I just started playing games on it, I have had it for about 8 months but just hooked it up 2 weeks ago I had to wait to get my hands on a universal system selector
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 09, 2009, 06:30:08 pm
i, too, got the red rings of death but they fixed my system and it is good as new.
i love my 360...and with netflix streaming on my 'box...i love it even more.
i even dig my avatar...i cant wait until they integrate that into some real gaming...
shucks...give me a track and field type xbla game using my avatar and i'm cool.

and the ps3 isnt totally backwards compatible...there are ps1 and 2 games that the machine will not read.
just like the xbox. no one really needs bc but microsoft catered to the fans and made patches on the 360 so everyone could play most of the xbox 1 games.
but for the big time games...well, they turned those games into $15 downloads (like gta3:san andreas and the vin diesel pitch black game)

and wii? that thing prints money...no real exclusives...not for hardcore gamers...just casual crowd...oh, with kids and old folks homes hoggin' 'em all up, it's gonna be hard to find a system.

real talk.
wanna talk gaming?
holla at ya boy!

xbox 360 4 life!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 09, 2009, 06:33:43 pm
...not for hardcore gamers...

Neither is paying for the same game eight times. Besides, hardcore games play PC games and spend more money on their gaming keyboards than you EVER will on a 360.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 09, 2009, 06:40:03 pm
???

i'm the world's biggest anti-madden person.
the last time i played and enjoyed madden was on the super nintendo.

once NFL 2K came out for the dreamcast, i was hooked.
they changed the game.

f*** what u heard, madden and ea killed the dreamcast.
they refused to put a game out on sega's system.
madden and playstation became synonymous.
so i h8 them both.

i'm still on a madden strike.
i only have a madden 07 game because my cousin gave me his so he could buy 08... f*** 'em!
f*** madden!
f*** EA!

i miss the 2K series.
i mourn the early death of the Dreamcast.

and yes, PC owners are the original hardcore players... but the 'box is doing its darnedest to take away the PC's FPS players and now their point and click RTS players.

i luv my 360
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 09, 2009, 06:44:19 pm
That alienware is the ish! my sister isn't a gamer at all but she just picked up a Wii and i got to play the bowling/boxing games it was fun to play but definitely lighter than either the 360/ps3. I know the ps3 won't play all p2 games cuz I just sold my Marvel vs Capcom game
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cheirel on February 09, 2009, 06:55:18 pm
dang it I'm the geriatric mommy of the board so of course I have wii. I love knocking people out on the boxing game, so far I'm undefeated.

Kiddie has a b'day coming maybe I'll get her one these other games you guys love so much, but then that's one more thing to buy later uhmm buy idea...But Jenn  kinda persuaded me with the they play Dvds
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 09, 2009, 07:21:25 pm
every current gen system plays cds and dvds (...does the wii? which is just a suped up gamecube)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 09, 2009, 08:10:07 pm
I think it does. I've never bothered to check.

That alienware is the ish!

Maaaaan, f*ck THAT noise. Do you know how much dick you have to suck to afford Alienware? Shiiiiiiit, I can take my jawn and write ALIENWARE on the side and it'll work just as well. Trust me, just learn how to build your own PC. You'll get WAY more bang for your buck that way.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on February 09, 2009, 09:10:48 pm
Wii Fit for the Wiin!


Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 09, 2009, 11:01:47 pm
Wii Fit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iYBmAVuBns
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 10, 2009, 02:26:51 pm
I have a PS2 now. For the first time ever, I'm in no real hurry to take the next step up. I could care less about most FPS games (tho I will admit Left 4 Dead is fun), so I not seeing much that interests me (besides Metal Gear Solid 4) for either console.     
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 10, 2009, 02:33:57 pm
man, i really do want LEFT FOR DEAD and Fallout 3.
my pockets are empty...that's the only reason why i don't own 'em.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cheirel on February 10, 2009, 06:50:38 pm
Wii Fit:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iYBmAVuBns[/url]


hahaha--hheheehhhee
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cheirel on February 10, 2009, 06:58:45 pm
every current gen system plays cds and dvds (...does the wii? which is just a suped up gamecube)

you guys leave me and my wii and pong alone alright??? I don't pick on nobody and there stuff. Just becuz I can't play with the big kids that's alright....  :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 11, 2009, 09:39:06 am
good point jenn
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 11, 2009, 09:44:40 am
*gives Cheirel some geritol and an Atari joystick*
Is this more your speed, luv?

*gives her a walker*
Don't rush...take your time...it'll still be here...

But whenever u r ready to upgrade, start slow and get the xbox 360 Pro system.
That's all you need. (make sure u sign up for your free trial of xbox live, too!)
you'll be glad u did.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 11, 2009, 04:09:41 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on February 13, 2009, 01:02:27 pm
man, i really do want LEFT FOR DEAD and Fallout 3.
my pockets are empty...that's the only reason why i don't own 'em.

Left 4 dead is a blast, but I played on PC... Not sure how I would like that shooter on an xbox controller pad (if I owned one of course  :-\ )   

I'm too broke to afford more than one $50 game... so it's back to Age of Empires for me :D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 13, 2009, 04:05:14 pm
Left 4 Dead is pretty good on the 360...just like any other shooter...it's way too short in the single player, though.  I've been playing Rise of the Argonauts and I've gone back to Splinter Cell: Double Agent.  I'm counting the days until I get Street Fighter IV in my grubby little hands!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on February 13, 2009, 06:26:00 pm
man, i really do want LEFT FOR DEAD and Fallout 3.
my pockets are empty...that's the only reason why i don't own 'em.

GameFly, bruh...GameFly
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 13, 2009, 09:50:02 pm
i thought about gamefly but i'm down with netflix...i dont know if i want to commit to somethin' else...

how is rise of the argonauts?
i read that there were a few technical issues...but a decent game
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on February 16, 2009, 05:22:05 pm
man I have had every system since Pong.
I currently play my 360, the wii i got at launch is gathering dust.
I still use my psp but I am running linux on it.

Need a Blue ray so I will probaly get a ps3.

Big computer gamer, but no killer aps out as of late.

what um playing right now?

Fallout 3, Saints Row 2, Too Human, Gears of War 2, The Orange Box and Left 4 dead.  Still play marvel ultimate alliance

I have  a need to constantly shoot things to keep me sane.

On the PC I play Command and comnquer red alert 3, used to play WOW and City of heros
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 17, 2009, 05:43:09 am
What do you think of Saints Row 2?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cage on February 17, 2009, 08:43:21 am
PS3. I only play/own Madden 09.  Want to get DC v. MK.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 17, 2009, 09:30:18 am
and all this time i thought cage was cool.
ps3 And madden?

meh.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 17, 2009, 09:51:03 am
DC V. MK is the BIDNEZZ, Son!!!  The Flash, Green Lantern and Captain Marvel will end you!!  ;D


And DAMMITT!!!  It's time for cross-platform networking....the Xbox and PS3 should be able to communicate across company lines...they're just PCs with network interfaces.  Maybe it's time to look into developing a server farm just for that purpose.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on February 17, 2009, 03:17:21 pm
What do you think of Saints Row 2?

A way more out there version of gta4, but I can bring my homies to ride with me when I go do dirt.  The insurance fraud minigame is hilarious, Because I was a big time computer gamer, i prefer a lot of customization, hence the reason why i like it more than gta4
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cage on February 18, 2009, 08:00:15 am
and all this time i thought cage was cool.
ps3 And madden?

meh.

See now there you go.....As you know I love football. ALL THINGS FOOTBALL.  I coach it, play it, watch it, think about it, read about it, dream about it.  I pretty much default to the NFL network when I'm channel surfing or watching the guide. So when the season is over I need to play a game and Madden is THE football video game this is UNIVERSAL FACT!  The only game I enjoyed as much football wise was the Arcade version of TECMO BOWL.  That game was off the chain 20 years ago!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on February 18, 2009, 12:52:56 pm
Whoa... did Cage just go to the grail of football gaming??


I'm surprised no one has even mentioned Street Fighter 4 yet... 

I'm not sure what the commotion's about, but all the magazines seem to love it.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 18, 2009, 04:00:31 pm
Whoa... did Cage just go to the grail of football gaming??


I'm surprised no one has even mentioned Street Fighter 4 yet... 

I'm not sure what the commotion's about, but all the magazines seem to love it.



The SF franchise WAS arcade gaming back in the day and it moved more than a few Consoles in its time also. If this current version can't make a big splash I'd say that video game culture was on life support.

It's one of the very few "must buy" franchises left. Madden and Gran Turismo are the other two.

When I used to work in the wall street area I remember that the only time the suits ever showed up to the local games store was when the latest Madden dropped (and GT also to a lesser extent: the thing is high end tuner car porn).
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on February 19, 2009, 08:59:42 am
Anybody got fear: Project origin?  Commercial looks fi-yah
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 19, 2009, 09:07:37 am
Whoa... did Cage just go to the grail of football gaming??


I'm surprised no one has even mentioned Street Fighter 4 yet... 

I'm not sure what the commotion's about, but all the magazines seem to love it.



The SF franchise WAS arcade gaming back in the day and it moved more than a few Consoles in its time also. If this current version can't make a big splash I'd say that video game culture was on life support.

It's one of the very few "must buy" franchises left. Madden and Gran Turismo are the other two.

When I used to work in the wall street area I remember that the only time the suits ever showed up to the local games store was when the latest Madden dropped (and GT also to a lesser extent: the thing is high end tuner car porn).

This is the truth.  The SF franchise is what made arcades boom in the early 90s. When they put a SF II: Hyper Fighting Edition in the Student Union, it was chaos!  We used to bet on games and there would be HUGE crowd gathered around the cabinet.  The only reason I even bought a SNES was because it was the only console that had SFII when it first hit home and it's controller had six-buttons.  IMO, if I had to change anything on your list though, I would replace Gran Turismo with Halo.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on February 19, 2009, 02:30:08 pm
Street Fighter is so classic even CHEIREL knows about it!!!

* Laughs and runs away* ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on February 19, 2009, 03:25:07 pm
anything that comes out from Blizzard has them packing into the store.   Resident evil is an event too.   
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 20, 2009, 05:50:15 am
I intend to play all the activities but I havent reached insurance yet just finished car surfing and drive-by minis ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 21, 2009, 12:57:03 pm
I own the 360 right now. Currently I have:
1. Street Fighter 4*
2. Blue Dragon
3. Oblivion
4. Ninja Gaiden 2
5. Blitz the League 2
6. Crackdown
7. The Last Remnant
8. Burnout Paradise
9. Mass Effect

*Note the only game I paid the full $60 for the rest i paid less than $25 each  ;D

Username: BmoreAkuma

Jenn you ain't right ;D Seriously though, what don't you like about the Ps3? MM I'm a Ur fan!
1. they dont have alot of games
2. Blu-ray is overrated garbage of extra crap one doesnt need. Do i need to hear commentary or have additional content to satisfy my HD experience?

I don't dislike it. I just think it's pointless. Then again, I feel the same way about Madden NFL 2027.
I agree i just will never get the hype. It is annoying when they would ask me would I like to pre-order the game and it is february. LOL

Sony lost me as a consumer with their over priced system. Also someone told me the earlier versions of the PS3 wasn't backwards compatible. :o

I was on board for 1 and 2, but...meh, I'm going with Microsoft, and I'm still looking for a NEW Nintendo not used Jenn ;), although I did hear that the selection of games are not up to par.

Most of the WII games have been getting low gaming scores. So far I've played WII sports (I'm loving the tennis) and Bratz, with ma gurl Bunny Boo :)  I haven't really heard of any exclusives coming to the system. I don't know if it's really worth getting, with all the negatives I've been hearing.


There are no negatives. All of the negatives is based on nerds whining that there isnt enough mature games. When my grandma wants a wii for her birthday nintendo must be doing something right.

See now there you go.....As you know I love football. ALL THINGS FOOTBALL.  I coach it, play it, watch it, think about it, read about it, dream about it.  I pretty much default to the NFL network when I'm channel surfing or watching the guide. So when the season is over I need to play a game and Madden is THE football video game this is UNIVERSAL FACT!  The only game I enjoyed as much football wise was the Arcade version of TECMO BOWL.  That game was off the chain 20 years ago!
I hope you arent one of those football geeks that look at the NFL combine lol. Im not too sure you would like the game but Blitz the League is awesome and it pokes fun at the NFL regarding steroids, getting bonuses for causing injuires and just about everything regarding the negatives of pro sports. Also if you have seen the tv show (http://espn.go.com/eoe/playmakers/content/wallpaper_3_thumb.jpg) Playmakers the writer of the game also wrote the show.


Whoa... did Cage just go to the grail of football gaming??


I'm surprised no one has even mentioned Street Fighter 4 yet... 

I'm not sure what the commotion's about, but all the magazines seem to love it.


what do you mean you dont understand the commotion? It is litterally a must have on the consoles. Of course if you were a person that play the Street Fighter franchise for 17 out of the 20 years in existance then yeah it is a must have. That is why you will always see something regarding street fighter. Dammit my username is based on a character. There is an entire community of people that play this game as if it is his/her job.

This is the famous parry comeback in Third Strike
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS5peqApgUA

YES I AM A STREET FIGHTER FANBOY
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 21, 2009, 07:00:19 pm
Thank God SF IV is coming out on Windows, which is what I use to run Fallout 3. PC gaming is the reason why I've never needed a PS3 or 360, although we should all bow our heads slightly in reverence when referring to the PlayStation 2. What I'm loving about SF IV is that it's being true to the game of old while bringing itself into the 21st century at the same time. If Vega actually climbs a fence, I'm going to have a fit.

BTW - whatever happened to Mortal Kombat? Or better yet, remember Killer Instinct? (Of course you don't.)

This is the famous parry comeback in Third Strike
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS5peqApgUA[/url]


That made me all tingly in my naughty bits. Goddamn. I used to hate doing 40,000 flutter kicks and barely making any damage because the asshole was blocking them all.

Question: which was cheating more - using the Indian guy to blow fire all the time, or using Blanka to be electrical so nobody could touch you? And how come I can blow through MK: Deception in a matter of minutes, but Goro from MK:II is STILL beating my ass? Okay, now I'm firing up my SNES rom!

In terms to the console wars - and again, fully acknowledging the force that was PS2 (I owned a slender silver one and may get another one solely for Dance Dance Revolution), I still stan for Nintendo. I think it all boils down to which franchise you prefer, not your level of gaming - especially since most of the games are released on multiple platforms. Nintendo has the monopoly on Mario, Metroid AND Zelda, games I grew up on. And for all the 360/PS3 lovers who talk about how kiddiefied Nintendo is, I've never seen them last longer than five minutes on a game like Ocarina of Time without throwing their hands up in the air and talking about how "bored" they are - "bored" being gamerspeak for "I can't get past this level" or "what the f*ck is a Deku Stick?" Anybody who spent five months defeating "A Link to the Past" isn't about to be taken by the likes of "Grand Theft Auto" - likewise, anybody who plays fast paced games like GTA doesn't want anything to do with a game that may require 20 times to get to the ledge and burn the webs before the timer goes off and kicks to the beginning of the palace. I was playing "Super Mario Galaxy" last night, and it took me over 40 tries to beat one puzzle. And yet, that's what Nintendo fans call fun. I think we probably get laid the least. :)

Kicking it old school for a bit, this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gc-1Dq3uQQ) is incredible! Nintendo fans may remember Mario Paint - and if you don't, I feel sorry for you. That fly swatting game was the sh*t! And speaking of old school, I got my hands on a NES the other day, and I can't even hit the ducks anymore! Not even standing with the zapper to the screen! (Don't act like I was the only one who did this.) How the hell did we play these games back in the day - no walkthroughs, no save points, no internet...just old fashioned gaming. I kind of miss it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on February 21, 2009, 11:33:51 pm
That zapper actually worked more than 3 feet away from the screen?  DAaaang!


Killer Instict was too rich for my blood...
While you guys were putting quarters on the screen for SF, I was off in the corner playing the old "Punch-Out!" that had gotten relegated to the back of the arcade...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 22, 2009, 04:00:05 am
I disagree that blu-ray is overrated garbage, you need to have good stereo equipment and a good TV to maximize BDs potential. I have seen the Dark Knight in both Blu-ray and regular DVD and there is no comparison, action movies are better on Blu-ray. I am waiting for Arkham Asylum and I hear Sony is making God of War III woo hoo!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 22, 2009, 07:48:04 am
**** the PS2...where my Dreamcast fans at?
Where ya at?

That's my fave system.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 22, 2009, 09:06:11 am
Thank God SF IV is coming out on Windows, which is what I use to run Fallout 3. PC gaming is the reason why I've never needed a PS3 or 360, although we should all bow our heads slightly in reverence when referring to the PlayStation 2. What I'm loving about SF IV is that it's being true to the game of old while bringing itself into the 21st century at the same time. If Vega actually climbs a fence, I'm going to have a fit.

BTW - whatever happened to Mortal Kombat? Or better yet, remember Killer Instinct? (Of course you don't.)

This is the famous parry comeback in Third Strike
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS5peqApgUA[/url]


That made me all tingly in my naughty bits. Goddamn. I used to hate doing 40,000 flutter kicks and barely making any damage because the asshole was blocking them all.

Question: which was cheating more - using the Indian guy to blow fire all the time, or using Blanka to be electrical so nobody could touch you? And how come I can blow through MK: Deception in a matter of minutes, but Goro from MK:II is STILL beating my ass? Okay, now I'm firing up my SNES rom!

In terms to the console wars - and again, fully acknowledging the force that was PS2 (I owned a slender silver one and may get another one solely for Dance Dance Revolution), I still stan for Nintendo. I think it all boils down to which franchise you prefer, not your level of gaming - especially since most of the games are released on multiple platforms. Nintendo has the monopoly on Mario, Metroid AND Zelda, games I grew up on. And for all the 360/PS3 lovers who talk about how kiddiefied Nintendo is, I've never seen them last longer than five minutes on a game like Ocarina of Time without throwing their hands up in the air and talking about how "bored" they are - "bored" being gamerspeak for "I can't get past this level" or "what the f*ck is a Deku Stick?" Anybody who spent five months defeating "A Link to the Past" isn't about to be taken by the likes of "Grand Theft Auto" - likewise, anybody who plays fast paced games like GTA doesn't want anything to do with a game that may require 20 times to get to the ledge and burn the webs before the timer goes off and kicks to the beginning of the palace. I was playing "Super Mario Galaxy" last night, and it took me over 40 tries to beat one puzzle. And yet, that's what Nintendo fans call fun. I think we probably get laid the least. :)

Kicking it old school for a bit, this ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gc-1Dq3uQQ[/url]) is incredible! Nintendo fans may remember Mario Paint - and if you don't, I feel sorry for you. That fly swatting game was the sh*t! And speaking of old school, I got my hands on a NES the other day, and I can't even hit the ducks anymore! Not even standing with the zapper to the screen! (Don't act like I was the only one who did this.) How the hell did we play these games back in the day - no walkthroughs, no save points, no internet...just old fashioned gaming. I kind of miss it.


The Mortal Kombat franchise peaked after MK II. The whole thing with Mortal Kombat was shock value it was cartoon violence with actors not cartoons. Once the initial "Oh Snap!" value wore off folks notices that the controls weren't as crisp and intuitive as Street Fighter's. So none of the MK games made after MK 3 were recieved all that well. But it's Midway's cash cow they CAN'T give up on it.  So you get a series of really bad sequels. MK v. DC might be the first MK since two that folks care about.

Killer Instinct? Boy, that takes me back. The jacked up control system of MK married with stiff ugly graphics. I'm amazed it did as well as it did.

I've owned nearly every system, I'm more of a Sega(Genesis, Dreamcast) and Sony (PS 1 and 2) person than a Nintendo person (NES) but I'll give Nentendo this: There were the only guys to realize that A) being able to see all the bullet holes you drill in somebody doesn't make your game any better and  B) playing with others is more fun when the others are really there . Nintendo may not have the best graphics, but they tend to focus of stuff that people normally assocate with "fun", exploring, collecting, learning a new skill. Its why their core games (Mario, Pokemon) do so well.

The other guys are going spead millions of dollars, employ a development team of hundreds only to make games that barely brak even AFTER you release it for every platfrm in creation.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 22, 2009, 02:35:41 pm
I disagree that blu-ray is overrated garbage, you need to have good stereo equipment and a good TV to maximize BDs potential.


That's like saying in order to maximize Vista, you need a better processor, motherboard, and RAM. I'm not buying new sh*t in order to maximize the new sh*t I just bought, and this is from someone whose HTPC has Blu-Ray. I'm not knocking it - it's great if you already have it - but it's nothing to rush out and buy. I absolutely agree that Blu-Ray is beautiful and you can indeed tell the difference, but when you're engrossed in a movie, who cares about the pixels on the screen? Wait until Blu-Ray becomes standard. The first DVD player I bought back in 1999 for my parents was $269, and now you can get them at Wal-Mart. Give it a year or two and BR is going to be the same way. I see computers being sold for up to two Gs and they still don't come with BR DVD players/burners. That just ain't right.

Killer Instinct? Boy, that takes me back. The jacked up control system of MK married with stiff ugly graphics. I'm amazed it did as well as it did.


"Killer Instict makes Mortal Kombat look like child's play!" No, Killer Instinct makes Mortal Kombat look like a functioning game. I will say that some of the later MK games had great graphics; Deception, for example, is beautiful. But SK was the cleaner, crisper game by far. SK IV comes out for the PC in June/July, and I will be pacing the floor until then. I WILL buy another system just for a Zelda game, but not for SF.

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Nintendo may not have the best graphics, but they tend to focus of stuff that people normally assocate with "fun", exploring, collecting, learning a new skill. Its why their core games (Mario, Pokemon) do so well.


Yeah, but to criticize them, Nintendo, IMO, focuses too much on the casual gamer. Wii is great, and the Zelda/Mario fangirl in me likes it well enough, but to me, it's STILL not the best system they've made; that honor goes to the Super Nintendo. Nerds are what made Nintendo what it is - we defended our ugly cartridges, Memory Paks, and bulky controllers while you cool bastards were already on CD-ROM. The cool kids played Madden and MK; the nerds played Super Mario World. And we loved it, and we want it back, goddamn it! I want to solve puzzles and figure out stuff, not drive a plastic wheel like a retard and swing a remote in the air to kill my enemies. Yeah, that's fun IF YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED NINTENDO BEFORE. And that's the problem with Wii as I see it - it's not for the loyal fans as much as it is for the new gamers. (Hell, I was clinging on to my Game Cube until last month.) So they play Mario Kart Wii, which is a perfectly fun game, but they'll never know the agony that was Rainbow Road in SNES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw3-aQ-lLUg), or how Battle Mode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDBFWQ-9uWw) ripped families apart. I remember my boyfriend (the big Halo jock) and I screaming at each other because he didn't understand the concept of a bombing a "fake wall". "It's a WALL! It's right there! How can it be a fake wall!? When you throw a bomb at a WALL, it's supposed to fall down! F*ck this, I'm going to play Madden!!!" I'm also not a fan of "replayability" equating to "find all 120 Power Stars in the light AND dark world with both Mario and Luigi" or "stay in first place for all the laps and get knocked out by a blue shell that you can't even get yourself at the very end". Some things are just tedious as f*ck - and tedious is Nintendo's middle name.

One thing that Nintendo also does well is make games fun enough for one player. Being an only child, I never did get into the multiplayer thing, and I've played online long enough to prefer not to, especially with PC games like Diablo (also known as Jenn's Lord and Savior). So MK is great fun for my aunt's three kids to beat enough up with their little plastic wheels, but it's also good for me alone, especially since you can play Wii games online - which is great if you like getting your ass kicked by hackers in Japan.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on February 22, 2009, 03:55:11 pm
I hate the Blu Ray player..the mechanism is so slow when you load a disc that 30 second delay drives me CRAZY.  It's also a bad time to introduce a new format when the DVD market is mature and there's not a big enough difference to buy a) a new player and b) replace huge DVD collections with the same movies in a new format.  In these tough times, that is not a priority. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: voodoochild on February 22, 2009, 04:43:52 pm
I hate the Blu Ray player..the mechanism is so slow when you load a disc that 30 second delay drives me CRAZY.   

Aww, see that's f*cked up 'cause I was just thinking about investing in a blu-ray player.   
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 22, 2009, 05:01:15 pm
I hate the Blu Ray player..the mechanism is so slow when you load a disc that 30 second delay drives me CRAZY.


A lot of people hated the DVD player when it came out. My parents did. I threatened to take it back when I left for college because they were still renting VHS tapes and hadn't even cracked the plastic on two of the three DVDs I bought for them with the f*cking thing.

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replace huge DVD collections with the same movies in a new format


See, that makes me laugh because I own like...10 DVDs, and my friends don't think I have sh*t. Then I fire up the HTPC and they're shocked that I have the entire series of Roots (including the next generation) and all 14 episodes of "Eyes on the Prize" (which were a BITCH to rip and convert).

Aww, see that's f*cked up 'cause I was just thinking about investing in a blu-ray player.   


(http://i39.tinypic.com/16m0hvm.jpg)

Okay, where are the PC gamers up in this bitch?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 22, 2009, 05:03:44 pm
DREAMCASTers, mount up!
 8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 22, 2009, 05:08:43 pm
*listens to more crickets* I forgot how much the Dreamcast was, but I think that's why you're the only one who loved it.

Okay, Super Mario World is one of the most hacked emulated games in the world, and I would LOVE to give this hack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r86NLwCYXfk) a try. Too bad it's in Japanese. A player of this hack shows how it took him 134 tries (http://msm.grumpybumpers.com/?p=20) to get through the first level alone.

A SMB1 hack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in6RZzdGki8) with commentary. Can't stop laughing.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 23, 2009, 09:25:03 am
I’m a Dreamcast fan.

When the system came out it was considered one of the better system launches because so many great arcade game translation came out with it at launch. It had launch games for it like House of the Dead, Hydro-Thunder and Soul-Calibur.

It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha. It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

But two things killed it. One was that since Electronic Arts was in competition with Sega at the time for sports games supremacy they refused to release Madden for the Dreamcast. That was a deal-breaker for a lot of guys. It didn’t matter how good Football 2K was it wasn’t Madden. That was all that mattered. The second thing was that the PS 2 also played DVDs. Remember back then not everybody had a DVD player. Folks bought the PS 2 just to play DVDs since when the thing came out there were no decent games for it. Dude bought the Playstation 2, played their DVD’s and waited for the games to get good. By the time all that got underway, other companies decided to follow Electronic Arts’ lead.   
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 23, 2009, 09:53:35 am
I own a Dreamcast, but I only bought it for Marvel vs. Capcom.  That's all I played on it.  Street Fighter II and all it's sequels were the ONLY reason I played video games before the next generation consoles came out.  I agree that MK lost it's luster after MK II and Killer Instinct, Primal Rage and Pit Fighter were all poor attempts to cash in on the fighting game craze.  Who remembers this on the Sega Genesis...A, B, A, C, A, B, B!  ;D 

I used to be an avid PC Gamer....especially Diablo, Doom, Quake, Command and Conquer, Warcraft/Starcraft, and I'm pretty sure I bought every Star Trek and Star Wars game made for PC, but when I really got into consoles, I jumped off of them.  I'm starting to get a little nostalgic, so I may have to pick them back up again.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 23, 2009, 09:57:21 am
Thank God SF IV is coming out on Windows, which is what I use to run Fallout 3. PC gaming is the reason why I've never needed a PS3 or 360, although we should all bow our heads slightly in reverence when referring to the PlayStation 2. What I'm loving about SF IV is that it's being true to the game of old while bringing itself into the 21st century at the same time. If Vega actually climbs a fence, I'm going to have a fit.

BTW - whatever happened to Mortal Kombat? Or better yet, remember Killer Instinct? (Of course you don't.)
It is impossible for me not to remember the ultra combos that some dude would do with saberwulf. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3cOXPLU5W4&feature=related I have nightmares dealing with saberwoufs when i was around 12-14 lol.
I’m a Dreamcast fan.

When the system came out it was considered one of the better system launches because so many great arcade game translation came out with it at launch. It had launch games for it like House of the Dead, Hydro-Thunder and Soul-Calibur.

It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha, Third Strike, Rival Schools, . It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

But two things killed it. One was that since Electronic Arts was in competition with Sega at the time for sports games supremacy they refused to release Madden for the Dreamcast. That was a deal-breaker for a lot of guys. It didn’t matter how much better Football 2K was it wasn’t Madden. That was all that mattered. The second thing was that the PS 2 also played DVDs. Remember back then not everybody had a DVD player. Folks bought the PS 2 just to play DVDs since when the thing came out there were no decent games for it. Dude bought the Playstation 2, played their DVD’s and waited for the games to get good. By the time all that got underway, other companies decided to follow Electronic Arts’ lead.   


Fixed lol ;D Im a dreamcast fan myself. the sole reason to get the dreamcast was the fighting games.

I disagree that blu-ray is overrated garbage, you need to have good stereo equipment and a good TV to maximize BDs potential. I have seen the Dark Knight in both Blu-ray and regular DVD and there is no comparison, action movies are better on Blu-ray. I am waiting for Arkham Asylum and I hear Sony is making God of War III woo hoo!
So in other words it looks prettier with more "content". I wont deny playing games on the 360 with HD makes a difference but that isnt enough to sell me in why I should get a blu-ray player.  In addition, when things changed from VHS to DVD at the time that was a major change and in shift in viewing films. The shift from DVD to blu-ray is not even close.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 23, 2009, 10:00:08 am
I’m a Dreamcast fan.

When the system came out it was considered one of the better system launches because so many great arcade game translation came out with it at launch. It had launch games for it like House of the Dead, Hydro-Thunder and Soul-Calibur.

It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha. It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

But two things killed it. One was that since Electronic Arts was in competition with Sega at the time for sports games supremacy they refused to release Madden for the Dreamcast. That was a deal-breaker for a lot of guys. It didn’t matter how good Football 2K was it wasn’t Madden. That was all that mattered. The second thing was that the PS 2 also played DVDs. Remember back then not everybody had a DVD player. Folks bought the PS 2 just to play DVDs since when the thing came out there were no decent games for it. Dude bought the Playstation 2, played their DVD’s and waited for the games to get good. By the time all that got underway, other companies decided to follow Electronic Arts’ lead.   


Vic is right.
I couldn't have said it better myself.

the PS2's trojan horse was the dvd player and it worked.
And i STILL hate EA for what they did to the Dreamcast. I think that if Madden was on the DC, it would have competed well with the Playstation2. At that point, madden and playstation became synonymous.
F*** 'em!

that lineup is still consider the best launch lineup ever.
and dont get me started about jet grind. i love that game.

Viva La Dreamcast!
San Fran Rush 2049 is my favorite online DC game EVAR!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 23, 2009, 02:46:53 pm
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It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha, Third Strike, Rival Schools,  . It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

I only played Rival Schools in the arcades.

Oh yeah...Street Fighter III.

The game that nearly killed the franchise.

Not only did SF 3 not continue the Alpha "storyline" P.O-ing all the heads:"Where's Guile, where's Cammy, where's Joe, where's Sakura... what is this?!?!" it debuted with a broken character-Alex with his suplex/bitchslap combo that there was no defense against.

THAT they fixed in the sequels.

Then there was Sean.

Sean was Ken's protege like Sakura was Joe's but he was a brotha(well actually he was from Brazil but nobody knew that then) .

His intro animation was him shooting a basketball while a pick-up truck full of Watermelons was in the background.

I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP, I SWEAR.

I'm surprised that Capcom didn't manage to work breakdancing and fried chicken in there somewhere.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 24, 2009, 05:14:00 am
"Prettier" is in the eye of the beholder ;D I still use stereo equipment I bought in japan in 1986 and it still has a better sound than a lot of the new stuff on the market today IMO, but that doesn't make blu-ray any less outstanding than it is. It all depends on choice, I made the switch from vhs tapes to dvds/blu-ray discs and eventually to the digital age as collecting hording large dvd collections are a pain in the ass to store/move around (I'm one of those people with absurd #s of dvds). Jenn again I agree that is a good point! 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 24, 2009, 06:51:56 am
I, too have an obscene number of DVDs, but I've started ripping them to the media storage system I built, so I'll only keep the ones I actually watch the commentary and extras on.  It's like having your own Netflix streaming system without Netflix!  :) 

Back on the gaming topic.  When it comes out...GET NINJA BLADE!!  It's the truth!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cage on February 24, 2009, 11:56:29 am
I hope you arent one of those football geeks that look at the NFL combine lol. Im not too sure you would like the game but Blitz the League is awesome and it pokes fun at the NFL regarding steroids, getting bonuses for causing injuires and just about everything regarding the negatives of pro sports. Also if you have seen the tv show ([url]http://espn.go.com/eoe/playmakers/content/wallpaper_3_thumb.jpg[/url]) Playmakers the writer of the game also wrote the show.




Ummm.....actually.....it was like the highlight if my weekend.............
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 24, 2009, 12:52:00 pm
hahahahah...
i KNEW cage was watchin' the combine.
i knew it as soon as i read that comment.
hahah

on a sad note, my cable company refuses to offer the nfl network.
 :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 24, 2009, 04:54:25 pm
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It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha, Third Strike, Rival Schools,  . It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

I only played Rival Schools in the arcades.

Oh yeah...Street Fighter III.

The game that nearly killed the franchise.

Not only did SF 3 not continue the Alpha "storyline" P.O-ing all the heads:"Where's Guile, where's Cammy, where's Joe, where's Sakura... what is this?!?!" it debuted with a broken character-Alex with his suplex/bitchslap combo that there was no defense against.

THAT they fixed in the sequels.

Then there was Sean.

Sean was Ken's protege like Sakura was Joe's but he was a brotha(well actually he was from Brazil but nobody knew that then) .

His intro animation was him shooting a basketball while a pick-up truck full of Watermelons was in the background.

I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP, I SWEAR.

I'm surprised that Capcom didn't manage to work breakdancing and fried chicken in there somewhere.
The funny thing about sean was that it was that he sucked.
Ummm.....actually.....it was like the highlight if my weekend.............
wow looking at dudes running around cones. "look at shift around those cones, man this kid can move" LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cage on February 24, 2009, 06:15:32 pm
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It was a great system if you liked fighting games like Soul-Calbur Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and 2 and Street Fighter Alpha, Third Strike, Rival Schools,  . It also had innovative games like Seaman and Jet Grind Radio. 

I only played Rival Schools in the arcades.

Oh yeah...Street Fighter III.

The game that nearly killed the franchise.

Not only did SF 3 not continue the Alpha "storyline" P.O-ing all the heads:"Where's Guile, where's Cammy, where's Joe, where's Sakura... what is this?!?!" it debuted with a broken character-Alex with his suplex/bitchslap combo that there was no defense against.

THAT they fixed in the sequels.

Then there was Sean.

Sean was Ken's protege like Sakura was Joe's but he was a brotha(well actually he was from Brazil but nobody knew that then) .

His intro animation was him shooting a basketball while a pick-up truck full of Watermelons was in the background.

I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP, I SWEAR.

I'm surprised that Capcom didn't manage to work breakdancing and fried chicken in there somewhere.
The funny thing about sean was that it was that he sucked.
Ummm.....actually.....it was like the highlight if my weekend.............
wow looking at dudes running around cones. "look at shift around those cones, man this kid can move" LOL

On the REAL, I can't wait until my season starts to put my kids through some of the combine drills.  I'm always coaching brother, always coaching!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 25, 2009, 02:40:40 pm
Does anyone own Burnout: Paradise City?
xbox 360.

If so, holla at your boy!
I just started playing it and it is a great open world racing game.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 25, 2009, 03:53:53 pm
I own the 360 right now. Currently I have:
1. Street Fighter 4*
2. Blue Dragon
3. Oblivion
4. Ninja Gaiden 2
5. Blitz the League 2
6. Crackdown
7. The Last Remnant
8. Burnout Paradise
9. Mass Effect

*Note the only game I paid the full $60 for the rest i paid less than $25 each  ;D

Username: BmoreAkuma
i guess you missed my post ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on February 25, 2009, 06:48:38 pm
Zero Punctuation: Console Rundown (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/3-Console-Rundown)
I think I just found my husband. I'm a sucker for a man in a hat.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on February 26, 2009, 02:49:45 am
I like the site, and the reviews were on the money but Jenn...U aint right! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on March 02, 2009, 05:52:52 pm
My current 360 collection:

Fallout 3
mercenaries 2
Too Human
Forza 2
Marvel Ulimate alliance
Left 4 dead
Dead rising
The orange box
Gears of war2
Gears of war


gamer tag: Gooch76
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 03, 2009, 03:26:04 am
This is my list of games:

Saints Row 1 & 2
Crackdown
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Dead rising
Gears of War
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Incredible Hulk
Grand Theft Auto

I haven't ventured out to the multiplayer level yet.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 03, 2009, 05:02:06 am
duuuuuuude!
you are missin' Half the fun of the 360!
i see you like your sandbox games...
get online and enhance it to da max, ya dig?
Gnarly!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 03, 2009, 09:23:26 am
This is my list of games:

Saints Row 1 & 2
Crackdown
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Dead rising
Gears of War
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
Incredible Hulk
Grand Theft Auto

I haven't ventured out to the multiplayer level yet.
Skills for kills Agent Skills for kills!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on March 03, 2009, 11:10:02 am
some new boxing game is coming out.. featuring.. 
http://www.allhiphop.com/stories/lifestylesgaming/archive/2009/03/03/20923892.aspx
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 03, 2009, 11:33:31 am
My Xbox Games list...

Madden 2009
Street Fighter IV
Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Halo 3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Left 4 Dead
GTA IV
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Fables
Army of Two
Mass Effect
BioShock
Ninja Gaiden II
Rise of the Argonauts
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Soul Calibur IV
Fallout 3

I haven't played online since I moved my network setup to the office downstairs.  I need to buy a new wireless network adapter, but I use my laptop as a bridge when I have to get on for updates.  It's pretty fast, but I haven't tried it for actual game play yet.   It's all good, though...Mr. Wright and Mastrmynd have been ducking me online for years now, so there's no hurry!  ;D  I kid, I kid!

GamerTag: Papicatch22
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 03, 2009, 11:41:50 am
well catch22 if you like you can take me on in SF4.
gooch i just sent you a friend request
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 03, 2009, 12:07:58 pm
duckin'?
Whaaaaaaaaaat?
i dont  NEVER see u guys online.
never!
 :D

at least i be playin dat UNO, shawty!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 03, 2009, 12:15:16 pm
Next time I'm online I'll send a friend request, akuma....hope you don't live up to that part of your name! MM, it's ok man...you're duckin'...I know you are. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 03, 2009, 12:51:59 pm
You damn skippy akuma...skills for kills! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 03, 2009, 01:30:27 pm
Akuma's got mad skills, but Ryu seems to find a way to take him down when I play the game!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 04, 2009, 03:05:26 pm
Next time I'm online I'll send a friend request, akuma....hope you don't live up to that part of your name! MM, it's ok man...you're duckin'...I know you are. 
I dont play with him online it is a waste of time and you probably know about the scrubs that play as akuma where they just do air hadoukens all day.  You'll see either Balrog, Gouken, Gen, or Rose and once in a while Sakura.

You damn skippy akuma...skills for kills! ;D
I enjoy that game so much. I just love the Los Muertos part of town  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on March 04, 2009, 05:49:17 pm
360 Games:

Mass Effect
GTA IV
Dead Space
Halo's I, II, & III
Gears of War's I & II
Madden 09
Fear
Fear Files
Rainbow 6:Vegas 2
BioShock
Bourne Conspiracy
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed

PS3 Games:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Resistance:Fall of Man
Navy Seals:Confrontation

Gamer Tag: AcWright (both systems)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 05, 2009, 06:35:12 am
360 Games:

Mass Effect
GTA IV
Dead Space
Halo's I, II, & III
Gears of War's I & II
Madden 09
Fear
Fear Files
Rainbow 6:Vegas 2
BioShock
Bourne Conspiracy
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed

PS3 Games:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Resistance:Fall of Man
Navy Seals:Confrontation

Gamer Tag: AcWright (both systems)
wow the PS3 lineup is looking kind of light lol

Anywho I noticed a few people have Mass Effect. That is a great game. The Conrad Vernar mission is hilarous if one goes the regenade route. lol

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 05, 2009, 07:16:43 am
Mass Effect is the TRUTH!  I've played through it about three times because you get to keep all your armor and weapons and upgrades...it's easy to blow through the game when you have everything! LOL  When I play now, I get out of the tank and take on all the enemies mano y mano!  I may have to crank this up again this weekend.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 05, 2009, 08:08:07 am
Mass Effect is the TRUTH!  I've played through it about three times because you get to keep all your armor and weapons and upgrades...it's easy to blow through the game when you have everything! LOL  When I play now, I get out of the tank and take on all the enemies mano y mano!  I may have to crank this up again this weekend.
did you try to play the game in insanity? Now that is tough. Oh did you try to be a playa in the love story between ashley and dr. tsoni? Man that hilarous. when they both approach you and you have to make a decision. I think there is line where the male character would try to get a threesome and ashley get pissed!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 05, 2009, 08:12:58 am
360 Games:

Mass Effect
GTA IV
Dead Space
Halo's I, II, & III
Gears of War's I & II
Madden 09
Fear
Fear Files
Rainbow 6:Vegas 2
BioShock
Bourne Conspiracy
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed

PS3 Games:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Resistance:Fall of Man
Navy Seals:Confrontation

Gamer Tag: AcWright (both systems)
wow the PS3 lineup is looking kind of light lol

Anywho I noticed a few people have Mass Effect. That is a great game. The Conrad Vernar mission is hilarous if one goes the regenade route. lol



Y'know SF 4 might be what tips the balance in favor of the PS 3 for me. I would not want to play that game with   the 360's controller.

Other that SF 4 the other games I'd buy for the PS 3 are:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Heavenly Sword
GTA 4
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 05, 2009, 08:20:22 am
360 Games:

Mass Effect
GTA IV
Dead Space
Halo's I, II, & III
Gears of War's I & II
Madden 09
Fear
Fear Files
Rainbow 6:Vegas 2
BioShock
Bourne Conspiracy
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed

PS3 Games:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Resistance:Fall of Man
Navy Seals:Confrontation

Gamer Tag: AcWright (both systems)
wow the PS3 lineup is looking kind of light lol

Anywho I noticed a few people have Mass Effect. That is a great game. The Conrad Vernar mission is hilarous if one goes the regenade route. lol



Y'know SF 4 might be what tips the balance in favor of the PS 3 for me. I would not want to play that game with   the 360's controller.

Other that SF 4 the other games I'd buy for the PS 3 are:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Heavenly Sword
GTA 4


SF IV isn't bad at all on the 360 controller...all the buttons are customizable and the I use the d-pad instead of the stick for movement.  I'll tell you what, though...that damn Rufus caught me off guard with how fast they made him...other than his speed, he's a one trick pony, though.  I seriously considered getting a PS3 for Heavenly Sword and MGS 4, but we're in a recession! ;D  Ahhh, the good old days...I only bought the original Xbox for Splinter Cell.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 05, 2009, 08:35:14 am
SF IV isn't bad at all on the 360 controller...all the buttons are customizable and the I use the d-pad instead of the stick for movement.  I'll tell you what, though...that damn Rufus caught me off guard with how fast they made him...other than his speed, he's a one trick pony, though.  I seriously considered getting a PS3 for Heavenly Sword and MGS 4, but we're in a recession! ;D  Ahhh, the good old days...I only bought the original Xbox for Splinter Cell.
Im still waiting until there is at least 4 games that makes me want to.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 05, 2009, 08:38:39 am
Mass Effect is the TRUTH!  I've played through it about three times because you get to keep all your armor and weapons and upgrades...it's easy to blow through the game when you have everything! LOL  When I play now, I get out of the tank and take on all the enemies mano y mano!  I may have to crank this up again this weekend.
did you try to play the game in insanity? Now that is tough. Oh did you try to be a playa in the love story between ashley and dr. tsoni? Man that hilarous. when they both approach you and you have to make a decision. I think there is line where the male character would try to get a threesome and ashley get pissed!


Yeah, I tried the playa, play role and it didn't go so well! LOL  I played the last two times as a woman, though and that was quite interesting.  I immediately told the dude to take a hike and went all J.T. Kirk on Dr. Tsoni!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: MKG on March 05, 2009, 09:56:15 am
PS3 ;D

NINJA GADIEN SIGMA AND REAL TOURNAMENT!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on March 05, 2009, 07:41:05 pm
360 Games:

Mass Effect
GTA IV
Dead Space
Halo's I, II, & III
Gears of War's I & II
Madden 09
Fear
Fear Files
Rainbow 6:Vegas 2
BioShock
Bourne Conspiracy
Star Wars:The Force Unleashed

PS3 Games:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Uncharted:Drake's Fortune
Resistance:Fall of Man
Navy Seals:Confrontation

Gamer Tag: AcWright (both systems)
wow the PS3 lineup is looking kind of light lol


Yeah, the PS3 is just light, period.  But there were games I just couldn't pass up and mainly these are them besides...

Resistance 2
Killzone 2
Drakes Fortune 2 (when it comes out)

Debating whether or not to get Resident Evil 5 for PS or 360
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on March 10, 2009, 09:00:41 am
More on Fight Night part 4
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jARrZyISd1YcMKuHI6B1MRIg63ow
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on March 11, 2009, 11:30:26 pm
More on Fight Night part 4
[url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jARrZyISd1YcMKuHI6B1MRIg63ow[/url]


Oh snap, Williams and Wright in April!!  Been waiting for Wink to get back in there.

FN 4 should be dope.

Any WatchMen fans download the WatchMen:The End is Nigh on 360?  Didn't even know this was coming out.  It's just a fighter or beat 'em up but you get to knock mo-fo's out with Rorschach or Nite Owl.  Cost is $20 bones and there's split screen but no on-line ???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 12, 2009, 05:37:17 am
we really need to set up gamer nites y'all.

a whole gamer week when we are to play a specific game each day of the week.
i'm just sayin'.
we seem to have similar games in our possession.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 12, 2009, 07:12:25 am
hmm that is great idea.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 12, 2009, 08:54:12 am
hmm that is great idea.

Yup. Thus the name....Mastrmynd
 ;) ---> ;D --->  8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 12, 2009, 09:12:05 am
hmm that is great idea.

Yup. Thus the name....Mastrmynd
 ;) ---> ;D --->  8)

Again...a reverse nickname!  :P
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Cage on March 12, 2009, 10:36:51 am
More on Fight Night part 4
[url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jARrZyISd1YcMKuHI6B1MRIg63ow[/url]


I'm definitely getting this. Hope they have Hagler and Holmes and the REAL Sugar Ray.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on March 13, 2009, 11:18:15 am
More on Fight Night part 4
[url]http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jARrZyISd1YcMKuHI6B1MRIg63ow[/url]


I'm definitely getting this. Hope they have Hagler and Holmes and the REAL Sugar Ray.


So this is available in the US?  I thought it was a Canadian release only??

(Not that it makes a big diff for me... I don't believe this is coming for the Wii at all... we get Don King's version instead :( )
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on March 14, 2009, 11:17:54 am
Resident Evil 5 still coming, and controversy is again renewed--

http://www.newsarama.com/games/090312-resident-evil-5-racism-newsarama.html
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 14, 2009, 04:00:01 pm
i dont see it as racist.
if white folx can be zombies and killed and shot in the head, then what's the prob with the storyline being in an african town.

it's not too much of a stretch to think white folx would infect a town with a disease just to see what'll happen.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 15, 2009, 10:36:44 am
i dont see it as racist.
if white folx can be zombies and killed and shot in the head, then what's the prob with the storyline being in an african town.

it's not too much of a stretch to think white folx would infect a town with a disease just to see what'll happen.
i agree as well. At first i was bothered but then again as you stated it has happen before where a company would use people of color for experiments.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 15, 2009, 11:21:37 am
SF IV isn't bad at all on the 360 controller...all the buttons are customizable and the I use the d-pad instead of the stick for movement.  I'll tell you what, though...that damn Rufus caught me off guard with how fast they made him...other than his speed, he's a one trick pony, though.  I seriously considered getting a PS3 for Heavenly Sword and MGS 4, but we're in a recession! ;D  Ahhh, the good old days...I only bought the original Xbox for Splinter Cell.

Im still waiting until there is at least 4 games that makes me want to.


For me there has to be around 6-8 games that I want... Even if I never actully buy all of them , I just wanna know that the system I'm buying has legs.

Quote
Resident Evil 5 still coming, and controversy is again renewed--

[url]http://www.newsarama.com/games/090312-resident-evil-5-racism-newsarama.html[/url]


This kind of thing just KEEPS happening to Capcom don't it? ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 15, 2009, 11:57:46 am

For me there has to be around 6-8 games that I want... Even if I never actully buy all of them , I just wanna know that the system I'm buying has legs.

other than Metal Gear Solid 4 (is that out yet) GOW3 i think that is it imo.

This kind of thing just KEEPS happening to Capcom don't it? ;D
here is thing for me though? Why it is a problem now where in RE 4 it was a white guy killing spainards?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 19, 2009, 09:11:34 pm

For me there has to be around 6-8 games that I want... Even if I never actually buy all of them , I just wanna know that the system I'm buying has legs.

other than Metal Gear Solid 4 (is that out yet) GOW3 i think that is it imo.

This kind of thing just KEEPS happening to Capcom don't it? ;D
here is thing for me though? Why it is a problem now where in RE 4 it was a white guy killing Spaniards?

There was also an outcry about GTA vice city. The whole KILL THE HAITIANS! segment where your guy has to off as many Haitian gang-members as he can in a limited time. Haitian rights group actually got that segment pulled from later copies.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on March 19, 2009, 09:33:48 pm
BUT THEY WERE ZOMBIES AND WE HAD WHITE ZOMBIES IT'S SO HARD BEING WHITE BAWWWWWWWWW
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 20, 2009, 01:28:57 pm
BUT THEY WERE ZOMBIES AND WE HAD WHITE ZOMBIES IT'S SO HARD BEING WHITE BAWWWWWWWWW
BTW the link you provided to the yathzee guy is awesome. This man is brutal in his reviews, I love it.

50 Cent Blood on the Sand review
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/616-50-Cent-Blood-on-the-Sand
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 06, 2009, 03:18:38 pm
Just wanted to add this.  ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65S_j_SwI9Q
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Sinister8578 on April 06, 2009, 09:39:58 pm
Anyone on Madden PS3 give me a shout out....or any other PS3 game....
Title: xbox 360 black college football game
Post by: Hypestyle on April 16, 2009, 11:17:59 am
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/11/29/xbox-360-version-black-college-football-experience-compatible-rock-band-drum-kit

..is this game out yet?  anyone played it?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 20, 2009, 04:28:23 pm
(http://sarien.net/img/multiplayer.png)
A very Ol' School computer game (http://sarien.net/) that you can play in your internet browser.
Left click to move your character.
Right click on any object to open your Action. For example, Right click on the Blues Brothers for options.
Have fun!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on April 21, 2009, 12:50:26 pm
([url]http://sarien.net/img/multiplayer.png[/url])
A very Ol' School computer game ([url]http://sarien.net/[/url]) that you can play in your internet browser.
Left click to move your character.
Right click on any object to open your Action. For example, Right click on the Blues Brothers for options.
Have fun!


OMG... I luvs me some Roger Wilco!


Bring back the Quest games! And Ultima XII or bust!!!

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on April 21, 2009, 04:48:45 pm

I just wanna know that the system I'm buying has legs.

All these consoles will probably be going by the wayside one day.  On Live is a box-top like a cable box and you will pay-per-play so to speak where you download your games and store the progress at a large mainframe.  They hope to still be working with the current developers, but if you have dial up...your assed out.  There are several of these box tops planned.  I guess we'll just wait and see what they can pull off, but for now either system is good...but I prefer both ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 22, 2009, 08:44:39 am

I just wanna know that the system I'm buying has legs.

All these consoles will probably be going by the wayside one day.  On Live is a box-top like a cable box and you will pay-per-play so to speak where you download your games and store the progress at a large mainframe.  They hope to still be working with the current developers, but if you have dial up...your assed out.  There are several of these box tops planned.  I guess we'll just wait and see what they can pull off, but for now either system is good...but I prefer both ;D

screw On Live.  Right now it is only regional.  LA kids can't play with NYC kids.  maybe in the future.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 06, 2009, 07:34:58 pm
I would like to announce 

1 vs 100 Xbox Live!!!


(http://cache.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/150545_S/Xbox-LIVE-Primetime-1-vs-100-Live-Beta-Impressions.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 07, 2009, 12:33:45 pm
1vs100 Live on Xbox Live is the truth.
i played for 2.5hrs.

the live show was 2hrs long.
i stayed 30 minutes more for the extended play.
although it's in beta, the more you play, the more chance you get to become the mob or...THE ONE!

no prizes will be given during the BETA, but darnit...i want to be in the mob...if not THE ONE!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on June 11, 2009, 08:06:40 am
looks like Luke Cage is Captain America's first lieutenant in the "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2" game.. Storm is also a player character.. no word on Panther, Bishop, Blade, etc.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 11, 2009, 03:39:48 pm
1 vs. 100 on Xbox Live!
woohoo!

that is all!

and i'm sure the panther will be a playable character but not at first...but u know he'll be in the cut scenes.
why?
because he was AGAINST the illuminati/registration/etc from the get go.

hmm... i wonder if i can put the illuminati 2gether as a squad?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on June 12, 2009, 08:42:18 am
Have any Sony folk played INfamous yet?

Its an action game where you get to choose between being a super hero or a villain.

I don't have a PS3(or a 360) yet but if I hear enough good things about this game it'll sway where I end up. 

So far the only 360 game that I really want is left 4 dead and Crackdown.

I never cared much about HALO one way or the other.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 12, 2009, 11:07:42 am
got the 360 so you can play games with friends...hahhahaha
why be lonely?
:D

1 vs 100 LIVE is tonite at 10pm.
make sure y'all are online.
tonite is the last nite to win free prizes in the beta!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 12, 2009, 01:43:37 pm
got the 360 so you can play games with friends...hahhahaha
why be lonely?
:D

1 vs 100 LIVE is tonite at 10pm.
make sure y'all are online.
tonite is the last nite to win free prizes in the beta!
ill hit you up
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 13, 2009, 06:37:04 am
Akuma,  it was fun playing 1vs100 with you yesterday.
it was chaotic and confusing tryin' to get us all 2gether,but it was fun for the most part.
are u gettin' online 2nite for another round?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 17, 2009, 10:49:55 am
When's the next 1 vs. 100 game?  Last time I was supposed to play, I ended up falling asleep when I put my two year old to bed.   :D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 17, 2009, 11:40:40 am
xboxlive is back online 2day.... 1vs100 extended play is tonite at 7or 7:30p.
extended play is a series of 30minute episodes trivia questions(36 to 37 of them).
the more you play, the more you answer quickly and correctly, the more opportunities u have to "become The One!"

1vs100LIVE is on Friday and Saturday nights. Check the Spotlight on Xbox live to find out the times.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 17, 2009, 01:54:06 pm
*D'oh!!  I forgot, I stripped my 360 apart this weekend and I haven't put it back together yet...I'll try to get it back together by Saturday, I guess.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 18, 2009, 05:58:35 pm
Have any Sony folk played INfamous yet?

Its an action game where you get to choose between being a super hero or a villain.

I don't have a PS3(or a 360) yet but if I hear enough good things about this game it'll sway where I end up. 

So far the only 360 game that I really want is left 4 dead and Crackdown.

I never cared much about HALO one way or the other.

Infamous is okay and looks to be promising but I wouldn't bank on PS3 based on that game alone.  Both systems have exclusives and while PS3 has more, dare I say..."familiar" games because of the reign of PS2 360 also has some great exclusives, excluding Halo.

I'd definitely do some more research before plunging into the next gen because of the promise of one game.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 18, 2009, 06:20:30 pm
360
nuff said.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 19, 2009, 07:43:46 am
360
nuff said.

Well MM, he's gotta look and see for himself if the 360 fits his gaming lifestyle. While I love my 360 just as you, me being a complete and serious gamer dating back to Pong, I would've hated to miss some of the exclusives that only the PS3 offers like...

Metal Gear Solid IV
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (which by the way the E3 footage of pt. 2 is off the chain, look it up)
Socom Confrontation
Killzone 2 (amazing FPS, AMAZING!)
and a few others

Seeing as how developers are making content for multi-platforms the only reasons to pick one system over another  all comes down to exclusivity. Point-blank

Also, Left for Dead is Hot. The best part about Crackdown, unfortunately, is the box art :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 19, 2009, 04:06:26 pm
metal gear is coming to the 360 so i'm cool.
:)
uncharted 2 does look nice but not enuff for me to get a ps3 that'll collect dust.
MAG looks like it'll be hot!
but in the end, i've always considered the xbox 2 be the spiritual successor to the dreamcast...and i loved the dreamcast.
the 360 does so many things RIGHT i can't even imagine my life without it.

plus I enjoy paying my $50 a year to play xbox live! that's crazy talk. LIVE is the best thing to happen to the xbox. i had it when it appear on the box... i couldnt live without it when the 360 came out.

I am 360.
And as soon as the ZUNE starts playing xbox Live Arcade games...it's OVER!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 19, 2009, 04:26:54 pm
I would like to annouce some bullsh*t regarding 1 vs 100

There's going to be some drama when folks really start to catch on, so let's get it out of the way now: residents of Connecticut, Iowa, Maryland, Vermont, and the great province of Quebec, are not eligible for Xbox Live Primetime's 1 vs.100 prizes. This isn't spite on Microsoft's part, because, according to the company there are laws.

The statement from Microsoft's lawyers is that "due to gaming laws, which vary from state to state, '1 vs 100 skill-based prizes' cannot be offered in every state." The response neglects to provide any concrete reasoning why those four states and Quebec were unique, but does mention that players can participate through a sweepstakes.

We contacted Joystiq's Law of the Game columnist, Mark Methenitis, to see if he could give us a clearer explanation regarding the exclusions. The attorney -- who just happens to have gambling law as one of his practice areas -- explained, "When you see restrictions like these, it's either because Microsoft's legal department or the contest administrator isn't comfortable with some aspect of the state law. Taking Iowa as an example, their laws are such that many scholars believe participation in a game for any property of value would be illegal gambling. There's also a provision that if, for a fee, anything of value is delivered, and given that this is limited to Xbox Live Gold members, it may be the wording of the statute that leads them to believe the paid membership plus the game may be problematic."

Methenitis expresses that it's difficult to conclude why Microsoft chose those particular locales, but that it's "the direct result of the patchwork legislation among the states." If this seems unfair, then might we suggest contacting your congressman or, um, member of parliament? Something spooked Microsoft's lawyers into excluding those particular states. Find the full statements from Microsoft and Methenitis after the break.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 19, 2009, 05:30:33 pm
metal gear is coming to the 360 so i'm cool.
:)
uncharted 2 does look nice but not enuff for me to get a ps3 that'll collect dust.
MAG looks like it'll be hot!
but in the end, i've always considered the xbox 2 be the spiritual successor to the dreamcast...and i loved the dreamcast.
the 360 does so many things RIGHT i can't even imagine my life without it.

plus I enjoy paying my $50 a year to play xbox live! that's crazy talk. LIVE is the best thing to happen to the xbox. i had it when it appear on the box... i couldnt live without it when the 360 came out.

I am 360.
And as soon as the ZUNE starts playing xbox Live Arcade games...it's OVER!!!

Metal Gear will be like 2 years late by that time but OK

You're right, LIVE has made the 360 what it is (well, that and the price tag)

Dreamcast was a fine system esp. the on-line experience but in the world of consoles PS2 owned all.  ALL!

If feasible I suggest (serious gamers) get all systems. It's just $. You can't take it with you.

Anybody playing any real games besides this 100 thing?

Resident Evil 5?
UFC 2009?
Dead Space?
Indiana Jones?
Ghostbusters?
Resistance 2?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 20, 2009, 04:16:43 pm
Well excuse me!!!! LOL
Resident Evil 5?
UFC 2009?
Dead Space?
Indiana Jones?
Ghostbusters?
Resistance 2?
1. Nope
2. Nope
3. Nope
4. Nope
5. im renting through gamefly once i get to it
6. nope
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 21, 2009, 08:35:36 am
Well excuse me!!!! LOL
Resident Evil 5?
UFC 2009?
Dead Space?
Indiana Jones?
Ghostbusters?
Resistance 2?
1. Nope
2. Nope
3. Nope
4. Nope
5. im renting through gamefly once i get to it
6. nope

Wow.  You guys are all game show contestants...not gamers :(  Somebody get Bob Barker on the line
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 21, 2009, 01:13:56 pm
Wow.  You guys are all game show contestants...not gamers :(  Somebody get Bob Barker on the line
Incorrect sir

Currently in my list is
Street Fighter 4 (if im not mistaken dont you have this?)
Sega Superstars Tennis (free when you get arcade)
Tales of Vesperia
Oblivion
Burnout Revenge
Blue Dragon
Mass Effect
Left 4 Dead (just finished renting through gamefly)

360 Arcade
Street of Rage 2
Altered Beast (waste of gamerpoints in my opinion)
Ikaruga
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Im waiting on Marvel vs Capcom 2

When it comes to games now for me im pretty picky. I dont enjoy FPS as much because they all are the same in some for or fashion. Games like DMC is fine and dandy but they get old very quick. Im a fighting game geek but i havent placed the effort to develop as much. RPGs have the same story of the young late teen hero whom saves the day with his double breasted magician love interest.

I guess now im looking for something to play with a strong unique appeal about them. 1 vs 100 is one of those games. when i was in college i was a serious gamer and i mean most of the little money i had went to games for the ps2. I litterally played 15 RPGs on that console by the time i was done ive played/traded/owned/rented over 90 games for the PS2 at the time.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 22, 2009, 11:25:40 am
Wow.  You guys are all game show contestants...not gamers :(  Somebody get Bob Barker on the line
Incorrect sir

Currently in my list is
Street Fighter 4 (if im not mistaken dont you have this?)
Sega Superstars Tennis (free when you get arcade)
Tales of Vesperia
Oblivion
Burnout Revenge
Blue Dragon
Mass Effect
Left 4 Dead (just finished renting through gamefly)

360 Arcade
Street of Rage 2
Altered Beast (waste of gamerpoints in my opinion)
Ikaruga
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Im waiting on Marvel vs Capcom 2

When it comes to games now for me im pretty picky. I dont enjoy FPS as much because they all are the same in some for or fashion. Games like DMC is fine and dandy but they get old very quick. Im a fighting game geek but i havent placed the effort to develop as much. RPGs have the same story of the young late teen hero whom saves the day with his double breasted magician love interest.

I guess now im looking for something to play with a strong unique appeal about them. 1 vs 100 is one of those games. when i was in college i was a serious gamer and i mean most of the little money i had went to games for the ps2. I litterally played 15 RPGs on that console by the time i was done ive played/traded/owned/rented over 90 games for the PS2 at the time.


No, I'm done with Street Fighter (and basically all fighters), I quit after all the different versions of II (Alpha, Omega, whatever).
DMC, I was finished after the first one, got too repetitious.

RPG's in the vein of Mass Effect are cool, but there's very little of them (If anyone has some recommendations I'd be glad to hear them but they have to be like ME where I actively play, not that turn-based BS).

Don't invest in Drivers either, I'd much rather drive for real or ride my motorcycle that drive a digital car for some reason?

I'm playing Left 4 Dead now too, but gotta say Resident Evil 5 and Dead Space (Survival Horrors) look and play much better than this (FPS).

360 Arcade is ok as of now, I got

Tron
Discs of Tron
Yie ar Kung-Fu
Double Dragon
and some others

Wii takes the cake for old school arcade action, they got all the NES, SNES, N64, and some sega and arcade classics!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on June 22, 2009, 12:43:52 pm
Wow.  You guys are all game show contestants...not gamers :(  Somebody get Bob Barker on the line
Incorrect sir

Currently in my list is
Street Fighter 4 (if im not mistaken dont you have this?)
Sega Superstars Tennis (free when you get arcade)
Tales of Vesperia
Oblivion
Burnout Revenge
Blue Dragon
Mass Effect
Left 4 Dead (just finished renting through gamefly)

360 Arcade
Street of Rage 2
Altered Beast (waste of gamerpoints in my opinion)
Ikaruga
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Im waiting on Marvel vs Capcom 2

When it comes to games now for me im pretty picky. I dont enjoy FPS as much because they all are the same in some for or fashion. Games like DMC is fine and dandy but they get old very quick. Im a fighting game geek but i havent placed the effort to develop as much. RPGs have the same story of the young late teen hero whom saves the day with his double breasted magician love interest.

I guess now im looking for something to play with a strong unique appeal about them. 1 vs 100 is one of those games. when i was in college i was a serious gamer and i mean most of the little money i had went to games for the ps2. I litterally played 15 RPGs on that console by the time i was done ive played/traded/owned/rented over 90 games for the PS2 at the time.


No, I'm done with Street Fighter (and basically all fighters), I quit after all the different versions of II (Alpha, Omega, whatever).
DMC, I was finished after the first one, got too repetitious.

RPG's in the vein of Mass Effect are cool, but there's very little of them (If anyone has some recommendations I'd be glad to hear them but they have to be like ME where I actively play, not that turn-based BS).

Don't invest in Drivers either, I'd much rather drive for real or ride my motorcycle that drive a digital car for some reason?

I'm playing Left 4 Dead now too, but gotta say Resident Evil 5 and Dead Space (Survival Horrors) look and play much better than this (FPS).

360 Arcade is ok as of now, I got

Tron
Discs of Tron
Yie ar Kung-Fu
Double Dragon
and some others

Wii takes the cake for old school arcade action, they got all the NES, SNES, N64, and some sega and arcade classics!

I loved this game in the Arcades. :D

That is one more thing in the 360 column.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 22, 2009, 07:55:34 pm
Wow.  You guys are all game show contestants...not gamers :(  Somebody get Bob Barker on the line
Incorrect sir

Currently in my list is
Street Fighter 4 (if im not mistaken dont you have this?)
Sega Superstars Tennis (free when you get arcade)
Tales of Vesperia
Oblivion
Burnout Revenge
Blue Dragon
Mass Effect
Left 4 Dead (just finished renting through gamefly)

360 Arcade
Street of Rage 2
Altered Beast (waste of gamerpoints in my opinion)
Ikaruga
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Im waiting on Marvel vs Capcom 2

When it comes to games now for me im pretty picky. I dont enjoy FPS as much because they all are the same in some for or fashion. Games like DMC is fine and dandy but they get old very quick. Im a fighting game geek but i havent placed the effort to develop as much. RPGs have the same story of the young late teen hero whom saves the day with his double breasted magician love interest.

I guess now im looking for something to play with a strong unique appeal about them. 1 vs 100 is one of those games. when i was in college i was a serious gamer and i mean most of the little money i had went to games for the ps2. I litterally played 15 RPGs on that console by the time i was done ive played/traded/owned/rented over 90 games for the PS2 at the time.


No, I'm done with Street Fighter (and basically all fighters), I quit after all the different versions of II (Alpha, Omega, whatever).
DMC, I was finished after the first one, got too repetitious.

RPG's in the vein of Mass Effect are cool, but there's very little of them (If anyone has some recommendations I'd be glad to hear them but they have to be like ME where I actively play, not that turn-based BS).

Don't invest in Drivers either, I'd much rather drive for real or ride my motorcycle that drive a digital car for some reason?

I'm playing Left 4 Dead now too, but gotta say Resident Evil 5 and Dead Space (Survival Horrors) look and play much better than this (FPS).

360 Arcade is ok as of now, I got

Tron
Discs of Tron
Yie ar Kung-Fu
Double Dragon
and some others

Wii takes the cake for old school arcade action, they got all the NES, SNES, N64, and some sega and arcade classics!

I feel you on the Street Fighter thing.  When I got Street Fighter IV, I thought that I would be playing that one for hours on end, but it didn't bring back the memories of old for me...it was just...BLAH!  I've been really into the action games more than anything else...Wolverine is surprisingly good for a movie-based game, it's got a God of War vibe to it. and I played Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed until the discs fell apart!  I'm just waiting on a new edition of Knights of the Old Republic for the 360 and I'm all set. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 23, 2009, 05:30:10 am
I wont lie at first I was excited for Street Fighter 4. Now I dont care for it any longer. Too many of the players rely on tactics that just dont work and they constantly spam. Ken and Ryu players think if they run away and spam hadouken they think they can win.

That is why I started renting through Gamefly again. Im currently playing Prince of Persia with its "open world"  ::)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on June 23, 2009, 06:00:24 pm
I wont lie at first I was excited for Street Fighter 4. Now I dont care for it any longer. Too many of the players rely on tactics that just dont work and they constantly spam. Ken and Ryu players think if they run away and spam hadouken they think they can win.

That is why I started renting through Gamefly again. Im currently playing Prince of Persia with its "open world"  ::)

Want to put that on my list too.  Any good so far?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 23, 2009, 06:11:30 pm
Want to put that on my list too.  Any good so far?
it is okay but this "open world" is bullsh*t though. Yes you can "choose" where you want to go but this "open world" is so limited it is funny.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 26, 2009, 08:39:13 pm
Oh my gawd i cant believe that today in 1 vs 100 someone actually defeated the mob
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 28, 2009, 06:01:21 pm
dude!
i missed it but i heard about the chick who defeated the mob.
she's the 2nd person to do it!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on June 29, 2009, 05:40:51 pm
marvel vs. capcom 2 finally coming to x-box arcade/download..

http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=275865
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on July 13, 2009, 04:15:01 pm
Currently enjoying Prototype.   Next up Red Faction.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 13, 2009, 06:46:16 pm
I tried Prototype...it reminded me of the Ultimate Spider-Man game.  I went back to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and maxed out The Apprentice.  Now I'm going back and collecting all the Jedi Holocrons.  Arkham Asylum comes out next month...can't wait to see how that one plays.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 13, 2009, 07:46:06 pm
I actually broke down and got Wii Fit. I like it! I really do. Changing exercises every two minutes is a pain in the butt, but I really think it's a good tool for people who want to get in shape and don't know where to start. Since the balance board has soooo many little points, it does an excellent job of working on form. It even helped me work on my posture. Like most teen girls with bad attitudes and bubble gum, I tended to shift my weight to the left when I was younger, and now I still do it when I'm standing. Now I'm actively working to correct it.

EA Sports Active, on the other hand, is total, complete friggin' garbage. Not going over that again, so here's (http://www.amazon.com/review/R3G0Z33HJY0FLB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm) my (apparently very unhelpful) review on Amazon.

Waiting for Street Fighter IV for Windows to unzip arrive and then I'll have words for that too...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 13, 2009, 08:50:24 pm
Jenn, how would you break down your entertainment time by percentage:  gaming vs. TV vs. internet vs. live entertainment vs. movies? 

Others should answer too, please.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 14, 2009, 02:10:31 am
music > movies > gaming > internet > live entertainment > TV

Outside of sports and documentaries, never been a TV person.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Sam Wilson on July 14, 2009, 03:32:32 am
I'd say movies > Video Games (console) > Books/Comic Books > TV
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 14, 2009, 04:02:56 am
For me it would be...

Movies > Internet > Music > Comics > Gaming > Live Entertainment > TV
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on July 14, 2009, 06:39:57 am
I'd say it broke

Movies>Gaming>Comics>Live Entertaiment>TV>Music

I've bought more books in the last 6 months than CD's(I don't have an ipod).

If I'm any indication of the typical consumer I'm scared for the music industry.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 14, 2009, 07:32:31 am
music (free downloads), gaming, tv, internet, movies

But come this fall, if u ain't playing Splinter Cell Conviction...u ain't playing sh*tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on July 14, 2009, 08:09:13 am
music (free downloads), gaming, tv, internet, movies

But come this fall, if u ain't playing Splinter Cell Conviction...u ain't playing sh*tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought Modern Warfare 2 was going to be the "Gotta Get" game this season.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 14, 2009, 08:15:04 am
music (free downloads), gaming, tv, internet, movies

But come this fall, if u ain't playing Splinter Cell Conviction...u ain't playing sh*tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't know Sam Fisher was back this fall!!  WOOOO HOOOO!!  That's on my must have list!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 14, 2009, 11:02:40 am
music (free downloads), gaming, tv, internet, movies

But come this fall, if u ain't playing Splinter Cell Conviction...u ain't playing sh*tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't know Sam Fisher was back this fall!!  WOOOO HOOOO!!  That's on my must have list!

Oh, yeah, and in a major way!  I'll provide some links in a few

music (free downloads), gaming, tv, internet, movies

But come this fall, if u ain't playing Splinter Cell Conviction...u ain't playing sh*tttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought Modern Warfare 2 was going to be the "Gotta Get" game this season.

Umm, yeah, I read that they beefed up the single player campaign from the previous version, which was lacking, but for the most part it's still mainly a multi-player thing...which is fine if you can find a mature group to play with on a regular.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on July 14, 2009, 04:37:54 pm
I tried Prototype...it reminded me of the Ultimate Spider-Man game.  I went back to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and maxed out The Apprentice.  Now I'm going back and collecting all the Jedi Holocrons.  Arkham Asylum comes out next month...can't wait to see how that one plays.


i just finished playing force unleashed. it was meh to me.

I actually broke down and got Wii Fit. I like it! I really do. Changing exercises every two minutes is a pain in the butt, but I really think it's a good tool for people who want to get in shape and don't know where to start. Since the balance board has soooo many little points, it does an excellent job of working on form. It even helped me work on my posture. Like most teen girls with bad attitudes and bubble gum, I tended to shift my weight to the left when I was younger, and now I still do it when I'm standing. Now I'm actively working to correct it.

EA Sports Active, on the other hand, is total, complete friggin' garbage. Not going over that again, so here's ([url]http://www.amazon.com/review/R3G0Z33HJY0FLB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm[/url]) my (apparently very unhelpful) review on Amazon.

Waiting for Street Fighter IV for Windows to unzip arrive and then I'll have words for that too...

I wouldn't waste your money. No matter how good one is one will get frustrated playing that game and after a while it just become a snore fest online.
Jenn, how would you break down your entertainment time by percentage:  gaming vs. TV vs. internet vs. live entertainment vs. movies? 

Others should answer too, please.
hmmm i guess i dont have a particular order or preference. But i will say games first and music last. What is in between who knows.


in regards to splinter cell it may become rental. don't get me wrong i've enjoyed the series but the only purchase will be mass effect 2
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 14, 2009, 05:39:43 pm

in regards to splinter cell it may become rental. don't get me wrong i've enjoyed the series but the only purchase will be mass effect 2



Aww you're sleeping then.  I've bought EVERY SC since it's birth and have yet to be disappointed. This installment is playing more like the Bourne movies (I was disappointed by that game but I cleared 1000 points on that beeyotch!) in the sense that being seen is not an automatic mission over, instead you go into an evade mode (but different than Metal Gear's mode) and soon as you break line of sight the stealth setting returns--the guys still hunt for you it's just different in that you can hide, re-engage, etc. without a timer or anything like that.

See for yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skjEF5T6dfI)

Cool Trailer here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ww_IFU6kg4&feature=channel)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 14, 2009, 05:48:12 pm
I wouldn't waste your money. No matter how good one is one will get frustrated playing that game and after a while it just become a snore fest online.

It's worse than that. First off, people need to realize that not everything is an online gamer. I grew up as an only child in the 80s and early 90s; as a result, 99% of my competition has always been the computer. If I want to play with other people, I'll go to the freaking arcade. There's all this unlockable stuff that I can't play because I don't have an online account - which I can't get anyway, since my copy isn't exactly legit. Okay, so I'm not entitled to the online stuff. Fine. But do I have to log in EVERY SINGLE TIME and go through the whole "join Microsoft Game Live now!!!" And please don't get me started on the controls. Nothing worse than being in the middle of a match and accidentally smashing the pause button. Subtitles? Can't turn 'em off, even though there's a menu where you can. Same thing w/the cut scenes (which are cartoonish looking). The music? HORRIBLE. And then there's an announcer guy that I want to choke. You can turn him off, but only if you turn off ALL the voices. Another thing: is it just me, or can I not BLOCK any of the attacks? It's driving me nuts.

Seriously, this game dropped so many balls that you'd think it was created by all-lesbian team in San Fransisco. I know you get what you paid for and all, but DAMN.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 14, 2009, 06:34:02 pm

in regards to splinter cell it may become rental. don't get me wrong i've enjoyed the series but the only purchase will be mass effect 2



Aww you're sleeping then.  I've bought EVERY SC since it's birth and have yet to be disappointed. This installment is playing more like the Bourne movies (I was disappointed by that game but I cleared 1000 points on that beeyotch!) in the sense that being seen is not an automatic mission over, instead you go into an evade mode (but different than Metal Gear's mode) and soon as you break line of sight the stealth setting returns--the guys still hunt for you it's just different in that you can hide, re-engage, etc. without a timer or anything like that.

See for yourself ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skjEF5T6dfI[/url])

Cool Trailer here ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ww_IFU6kg4&feature=channel[/url])


Ditto...I've bought every Splinter Cell game since the original Xbox version.  Truth be told, Splinter Cell's the reason I purchased the original Xbox console.  I love the changes they've made including the fact that you don't get all the weapons and gadgets right off.  If you're not playing this series, you're seriously missing out.  I'll get Mass Effect 2, too.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 14, 2009, 07:09:56 pm
if u ain't buying and playing Mass Effect 2 next year, then you ain't playin' Ssssshhhhhh!!

Modern Warfare 2 is the game of Fall '09.
Nuff Said!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 15, 2009, 07:15:42 am
if u ain't buying and playing Mass Effect 2 next year, then you ain't playin' Ssssshhhhhh!!

Modern Warfare 2 is the game of Fall '09.
Nuff Said!

I'm with that, I like ME, it's a good game. I was pleasantly surprised when I played it, but, SC is in it's 5th gen. That's saying something for the type of game it is.

And Modern Warfare will be the game for online multi, no doubt, but for the best single player experience put your $ on Sam Fisher.

 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 15, 2009, 07:33:09 am
I loved the original Mass Effect...played through it more than once and I still go back occasionally to add to the character's stats.  If only there was a way to transfer that character to the new game!  ME is a  great shooter, with a pretty good open world and back story, but Splinter Cell immerses you in the atmosphere of the game, IMO.  While I love taking out enemies with my shotgun in ME, the inner spy in me relishes skulking about the shadows dealing out silent death in Splinter Cell!   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 15, 2009, 04:17:41 pm
but wait snake...there's more!
keep your ME stats around for ME2 because the game will read that information and handle things accordingly from there.
ie. if WREX didn't make it to the final scene in the game, then he will NEVER EVER show up in ME2.
now if u dont have any save files, then the game will do a basic "previously in ME2" recap and give u stock characters with basic stats.

will i wait for this game, Alpha Protocol is so high on my list that...sam fisher who?
tat's what i'll be playing...an espionage RPG...gotta love it!
thanx obsidian
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on July 15, 2009, 05:14:56 pm
I loved the original Mass Effect...played through it more than once and I still go back occasionally to add to the character's stats.  If only there was a way to transfer that character to the new game!  ME is a  great shooter, with a pretty good open world and back story, but Splinter Cell immerses you in the atmosphere of the game, IMO.  While I love taking out enemies with my shotgun in ME, the inner spy in me relishes skulking about the shadows dealing out silent death in Splinter Cell!   ;D
what are you talking about you can transfer over to a new game


but wait snake...there's more!
keep your ME stats around for ME2 because the game will read that information and handle things accordingly from there.
ie. if WREX didn't make it to the final scene in the game, then he will NEVER EVER show up in ME2.
now if u dont have any save files, then the game will do a basic "previously in ME2" recap and give u stock characters with basic stats.

will i wait for this game, Alpha Protocol is so high on my list that...sam fisher who?
tat's what i'll be playing...an espionage RPG...gotta love it!
thanx obsidian
yeah that has the potential to be the Mass Effect Killer
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 15, 2009, 06:58:58 pm
Wow..I need to keep up more with the game development! I didn't know your character transferred over to the new game.  It was a definite purchase already, so that just makes it sweeter!  :D  Splinter Cell is still the one I'm anticipating most, though.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on July 15, 2009, 07:21:51 pm
Wow..I need to keep up more with the game development! I didn't know your character transferred over to the new game.  It was a definite purchase already, so that just makes it sweeter!  :D  Splinter Cell is still the one I'm anticipating most, though.
yep if you want to get the level 60 achievement (if you didnt get it) you can. What you need to do is start new career and once you go to profile reconstruction you will select existing ID. After that a screen will appear stating select career. Click on the character name and you have a new career with stats from your last playthrough. 
It's worse than that. First off, people need to realize that not everything is an online gamer. I grew up as an only child in the 80s and early 90s; as a result, 99% of my competition has always been the computer. If I want to play with other people, I'll go to the freaking arcade. There's all this unlockable stuff that I can't play because I don't have an online account - which I can't get anyway, since my copy isn't exactly legit. Okay, so I'm not entitled to the online stuff. Fine. But do I have to log in EVERY SINGLE TIME and go through the whole "join Microsoft Game Live now!!!" And please don't get me started on the controls. Nothing worse than being in the middle of a match and accidentally smashing the pause button. Subtitles? Can't turn 'em off, even though there's a menu where you can. Same thing w/the cut scenes (which are cartoonish looking). The music? HORRIBLE. And then there's an announcer guy that I want to choke. You can turn him off, but only if you turn off ALL the voices. Another thing: is it just me, or can I not BLOCK any of the attacks? It's driving me nuts.

Seriously, this game dropped so many balls that you'd think it was created by all-lesbian team in San Fransisco. I know you get what you paid for and all, but DAMN.
As stated i couldn't take it anymore. The competition is horrible online and a number of people all they select is Ken and Ryu nothing else at times. I agree the announcer and some of the voice actor are horrible. Chun-Li is the whitest chinese voice I have ever heard in my life. I mean if these people represent their countries you think they could have at least a couple of them with accents. As for blocking you can but it is pretty useless since a person can easily grab you for a tick throw. So one would be better to do the focus cancel to prevent attacks but i don't bother to learn anymore. Matter of fact fighters in general. I'm one of those fighting game dorks and im just not too thrilled right now. Ever since playing 1 vs 100 and burnout paradise again (oh i've taken more streets mastermynd) i just lost interests in the fighters.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 16, 2009, 05:26:08 pm
I'm not ashamed to admit that SF IV is whipping my ass HARD. Took it down from medium to easy to very easy and I still can't get past the third round. I don't want to complain about it being too hard. I think the problem is that it's too boring to be that hard. The game looks beautiful (except those ridiculous cut scenes), but getting half my power wiped out in one shot or typing in Morse code to do a combo move just isn't the business.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Sam Wilson on July 16, 2009, 06:29:24 pm
Wow..I need to keep up more with the game development! I didn't know your character transferred over to the new game.  It was a definite purchase already, so that just makes it sweeter!  :D  Splinter Cell is still the one I'm anticipating most, though.

sheeet. splinter cell conviction looks so bad ass it makes my dick hard. Well, it looks bad ass anyway. I'm pre ordering mine asap...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on July 16, 2009, 07:19:14 pm
I'm not ashamed to admit that SF IV is whipping my ass HARD. Took it down from medium to easy to very easy and I still can't get past the third round. I don't want to complain about it being too hard. I think the problem is that it's too boring to be that hard. The game looks beautiful (except those ridiculous cut scenes), but getting half my power wiped out in one shot or typing in Morse code to do a combo move just isn't the business.
jeez you cant be serious you cant be that bad. lol uh right?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 17, 2009, 12:24:49 pm
I think I need a real controller. The Saitek P2900 is *not* the business. The thing is, buying a controller to play a bootleg game defeats the cost of bootlegging said game. So I'm back to my SNES emulator.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on July 17, 2009, 04:12:24 pm
I think I need a real controller. The Saitek P2900 is *not* the business. The thing is, buying a controller to play a bootleg game defeats the cost of bootlegging said game. So I'm back to my SNES emulator.

Very Easy mode and not passing the 3rd RD.

Damn the controller, its YOU Jenn. 8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on July 17, 2009, 04:34:34 pm
i dont like you, akuma.
jeez... do i need to put burnout BACK into the 360?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on July 17, 2009, 05:52:10 pm
Damn the controller, its YOU Jenn. 8)

DAMN DEEZ!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on July 17, 2009, 09:36:28 pm
Damn the controller, its YOU Jenn. 8)

DAMN DEEZ!!!

Now if you channel that anger into learning proper SF technique; you will be on the easy level in no time. ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 17, 2009, 11:08:30 pm
Wow..I need to keep up more with the game development! I didn't know your character transferred over to the new game.  It was a definite purchase already, so that just makes it sweeter!  :D  Splinter Cell is still the one I'm anticipating most, though.

sheeet. splinter cell conviction looks so bad ass it makes my dick hard. Well, it looks bad ass anyway. I'm pre ordering mine asap...

Another satisfied customer ;)

Got my pre-order in too, brother!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD aka Look at this s**t?!
Post by: The Dark Wright on July 17, 2009, 11:15:16 pm
I like swag as much as the next guy...but is anybody considering buying this? (http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/modern-warfare-2-prestige-edition-packs-eye-opening-bonus-costs-150/1334432)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Goat on July 18, 2009, 11:45:57 am
Wow.. didn't know this thread was in here!! (I really need to get out of the general section more often).. Ok ok well gamer eh.. yeah I play a bit.. well I play a lot well I play ALL THE TIME!! LOL.

Favorite Socom of course.. but not this latest release.. in fact Slant six’s confrontation was disappointing to say the least.. Call of Duty… tired of all the kids screaming…”aieeee you got me! whaaa! Mommy he shot me!” still playing it though mostly world at war with my clan on hard core against other clans I know and trust that don’t cheat.
Killzone2..been ruling on that game.. but its run and gun respawn over and over and got boring after a while… loved Rainbow Vegas 2 but they simply don’t have enough maps.. yeah for me its all about the online shooters… in fact if some of you don’t know already I admin at the top rated tournament site.. www.urgentfury.com if any of you are shooter gamers and are looking for a good honest and respectable clan feel free to stop by lots of top notch clans looking for gunners or drop a line at my clans site www.pointblankkillas.com follow the forums link.

I also do a lot of time sink RPG’s like oblivion, Fallout and Mass effect tried World of Warcraft but I simply prefer the consoles over the PC for games. Don’t play much sport games but I did just pick up Tiger Woods 10 and I think I’ll like this one…

So if anyone wants to send a friend invite although my list is rather full feel free to goat for it.. come shoot it up with the goat..  Especially if anyone has Rainbow Six 2 .. play that game almost daily.. co-op hunts mostly..

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(http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/sc/G0ATGT0.jpg)
 (http://www.xboxlc.com/profile/G0ATGT0)
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on July 20, 2009, 11:52:55 am
...I'd like to see a Milestone universe game, like Marvel ultimate Alliance..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on July 21, 2009, 10:50:27 am
just finished prototype, now going to crack open red faction.  after that fight night and batman arkam asylam,    ultimate alliance 2 due in september  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on July 21, 2009, 11:04:27 am
I'm currently trying for that mythical 60th level in Mass Effect and checking out the Watchmen game...so far, it's a standard beat-em-up with new "animated comics" elements.  Batman looks good, gotta pick that up next month.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on July 27, 2009, 09:26:50 pm
SF4 PC Mods

Bad Girl Sakura vs. Shaolin Gouken

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNDcSdesaHY

Carnage Seth vs. Captain America El Furete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRDQiled6k

Doraemon balrog vs. Korosuke Elf Furete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHbLUIKYoWc


Blanka Lobo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukme5s9HoLE


Guy Fei Long vs Cody Ken

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7N5n4FfWJI

Kartos Sagat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIlh0DuGNrs

Gief Mr.T

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i4tOXwKooQ

Dhaslim Ghandi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaRbxQxzm14

Feil Long yellow jumpsuit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNL9nuF_uCk

Rufus Majin Buu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGH5ienozxQ

Indestructible Rufus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFFajDz8-Gk

Vega wearing Jason's mask

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0HTcox6E8o

Punisher Guile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl07Gj6hNPY

Rock&Roll Guile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl07Gj6hNPY

Duke Nukem Guile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlozinyFMRc

Venom Seth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3uUchZoVuA

Lion-O Blanka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m4rj...eature=related

Nathan Rad Spencer Guile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_JcqH6YcYA

Seth Kang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9scTYOSHcI

Capatin American Guile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jEpmRpIT-E

Chris Redfield Ryu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU5m3PRX-cQ

Zangief Hollywood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0om8Qw8fGK4

Zangief Hulk vs. Zangeif Colossus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc5bLBKzgok

Green Lantern Sagat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4w1F_5zfqQ

Volgin Bison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b4rskCgyh0&fmt=18
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 03, 2009, 01:58:08 pm
If anyone has ever seen or played Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair from the mid-80s, here is an entire outtake of every one of the death scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1

...and Space Ace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related), too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on August 03, 2009, 03:08:31 pm
If anyone has ever seen or played Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair from the mid-80s, here is an entire outtake of every one of the death scenes ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]):

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]

...and Space Ace ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]), too!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]


That is one HELL of a lot of falling.

I remember why I hated those games....
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on August 03, 2009, 04:38:29 pm
If anyone has ever seen or played Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair from the mid-80s, here is an entire outtake of every one of the death scenes ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]):

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]

...and Space Ace ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]), too!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]


That is one HELL of a lot of falling.

I remember why I hated those games....


ha-ha!  yeah.. I'm surprised they haven't been revived for current systems..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on August 04, 2009, 01:27:25 pm
If anyone has ever seen or played Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair from the mid-80s, here is an entire outtake of every one of the death scenes ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]):

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzOYeqxN3PE&NR=1[/url]

...and Space Ace ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]), too!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGFuR-QxnE&feature=related[/url]






That is one HELL of a lot of falling.

I remember why I hated those games....


ha-ha!  yeah.. I'm surprised they haven't been revived for current systems..


They all came out on DVD, except Space Ace I think, not sure.  I have DL one and two.  You just use the arrow keys on your remote. 
The animation is still some of the best ever!

Does anyone remember...

Cobra Command
Cliff Hangers
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on August 08, 2009, 01:47:49 pm
Arkham Asylum Demo is up and it's tight!

Finally a good Caped Crusader game!

Check it Out!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on August 09, 2009, 11:50:23 am
Giving a shout out to my Wii lovers...Wii Sports Resort is the shiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!

(http://i27.tinypic.com/efnl3d.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 09, 2009, 12:47:26 pm
Giving a shout out to my Wii lovers...Wii Sports Resort is the shiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!

([url]http://i27.tinypic.com/efnl3d.jpg[/url])


i see u got ur batteries for the controlle.
but have you gotten any sleep?

Acwright...i saw you playing Batman last nite. glad it's good.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on August 09, 2009, 05:28:27 pm
but have you gotten any sleep?

I slept for TWO DAYS! I kept trying to wake my ass up, but I'd go right back to sleep. I think I'm finally up now. Why the HELL did I think a wireless sensor bar was a good idea?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on August 10, 2009, 08:17:11 am
B:AA looks to be a great console game, but the PC port (while beautiful) seems waaaaay to easy.

Wii Sports 2 is that good, huh?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2009, 07:45:51 am
Back in th' day, before Nintendo's Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced and DSIIs, I remember the hand-held game of choice if you wanted to score touchdowns with touch-tones,  there was...

(http://images.stanzapub.com/readers/2009/05/27/classic-football-2_1.jpg)
Mattel Electronics: Football II!

http://gameolosophy.com/games/remember-those-awesome-mattel-hand-held-games/
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Mattel/FB2.htm
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on August 24, 2009, 08:10:02 am
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2cem9w0.jpg)

Wii Sports 2 is that good, huh?


I have a tendency to play games nonstop for a while, then put them up and never see them again. I haven't played Super Mario Galaxy since March (for good reason). Now I'm addicted to Super Paper Mario.

Review of Wii Sports, the Sequel:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/844-Wii-Sports-Resort
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on September 02, 2009, 12:56:58 pm
Hey guys, I guess this isn’t exactly news anymore, but I thought it was still worth mentioning.

The 60 gig Xbox 360 is now 249 dollars down from 299. The 80 gig PS3 goes to 299 dollars from the frankly insane 399 dollars that it was prior to this.

Since the must have game right now seems to be Batman: Arkham Asylum which is available for both systems I don’t see the price drop helping Sony all that much.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on September 02, 2009, 06:30:26 pm
Back in th' day, before Nintendo's Gameboy, Gameboy Advanced and DSIIs, I remember the hand-held game of choice if you wanted to score touchdowns with touch-tones,  there was...

([url]http://images.stanzapub.com/readers/2009/05/27/classic-football-2_1.jpg[/url])
Mattel Electronics: Football II!

[url]http://gameolosophy.com/games/remember-those-awesome-mattel-hand-held-games/[/url]
[url]http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Mattel/FB2.htm[/url]


This was the *hit back in the day!  It was crazy how you could only pass through ONE defender and not two.  Took awhile to figure that one out.


Hey guys, I guess this isn’t exactly news anymore, but I thought it was still worth mentioning.

The 60 gig Xbox 360 is now 249 dollars down from 299. The 80 gig PS3 goes to 299 dollars from the frankly insane 399 dollars that it was prior to this.

Since the must have game right now seems to be Batman: Arkham Asylum which is available for both systems I don’t see the price drop helping Sony all that much.


Batman:AA is the best thing since pants on pockets.  This is the best Batman EVER, just like the series, the story is exceptional so far, and written by Paul Dini.  Mark Hamill and the guy who voices Batman lend their talents, and alot of the villains are included.  It's very deep.  I hope they keep going with this a franchise.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BarbaraB on September 02, 2009, 07:49:27 pm
Fry's electronics has an Xbox bundle for 250.
69gb Xbox
extra controller
crackdown, perfect dark, dark sector
pretty good deal

We got our second one on Monday.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on September 04, 2009, 12:49:21 pm
Question! Does anybody here have two of the same system in your house? I've been thinking of buying a second Wii for my bedroom, but I can't imagine shelling out ANOTHER $250 just to satisfy my Zelda jones. Still, times like now where I'm sick as a dog, I'd rather be in bed playing than in the front room.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BarbaraB on September 04, 2009, 03:26:53 pm
Question! Does anybody here have two of the same system in your house? I've been thinking of buying a second Wii for my bedroom, but I can't imagine shelling out ANOTHER $250 just to satisfy my Zelda jones. Still, times like now where I'm sick as a dog, I'd rather be in bed playing than in the front room.


Two PS3s Two 360s and Two PSPs and Two DSs I justify it by telling myself that I don't have a lot of indulgences. Just comics, games, and clothes.

Me & my BF are both gamers. In the beginning I had a 360, ds, and PSP, but we recently added the rest of the stuff because we can't be fighting over game systems. Also so many games are really starting to take advantage of the online component and you need more than one system to play with your friends. Pair that with a game fly subscription where we can have two games out at once so that we don't have to buy two copies of the same game.
(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q251/stormchyald/P1020761-1.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on September 04, 2009, 05:09:44 pm
 :o :o :o

See, being an only child means that I usually only play one-player games. So I HATE online stuff. I played Diablo 2 online one time and never did it again. Raiding ass-mofos.

Still don't think I can justify two Wiis for just one person, though. But having that 47" in the front room means I can't be reaching back there every time I want to change rooms.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 04, 2009, 05:53:43 pm
then just get a simple gamecube for cheap to play the zelda titles. i do know they have a disc for the gamecube that had about 3 zelda titles
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on September 04, 2009, 06:01:58 pm
Oh, those are on my PC (which was converted into an HTPC and is ALSO in the front room). You can play those w/an emulator for free. I have more Wii games than I've ever had for any other system, so I may as well drag my dehydrated ass to the front room and stop trippin so I can get my Paper Mario on. *sigh* I don't even have a f*cking sofa...sitting a goddamn recliner, as sick as I am...

*shuffles to the front room in my ratty ass robe and FAMU socks*
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 04, 2009, 06:13:52 pm
1. congrats on your 1000 posts.
2. take yo sick azz to either the Dr. or cvs and get some medicine.
3. are u in the living room? good. now play and be happy.

Barb, you setup is so awesome. u, luv, are the bomb.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BarbaraB on September 04, 2009, 07:42:09 pm
:o :o :o

See, being an only child means that I usually only play one-player games. So I HATE online stuff. I played Diablo 2 online one time and never did it again. Raiding ass-mofos.

Still don't think I can justify two Wiis for just one person, though. But having that 47" in the front room means I can't be reaching back there every time I want to change rooms.

Get an extra wii power plug about $20 and s-video cables for 15, and hook it up in the other room. That way when you want to move you can just take the actual system. Just quick research, but you can get a better price, I think.

edit: I forgot about the sensor bar. I saw one online for 14.99.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on September 04, 2009, 11:27:37 pm
Daaaaamn, talk about your good ideas! I can move the sensor bar because it's wireless, and I already have a spare set of cords. Getting behind my 47" will be a beast, but at least it's not TOO hard to get to.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 08, 2009, 11:43:06 am
This was the *hit back in the day!  It was crazy how you could only pass through ONE defender and not two.  Took awhile to figure that one out.


I remember being in 8th grade class and my friend pulled it out of his bookbag and pressed the kick button and you can hear the digital tune,

"CHARGE!!!"

I was like, "Oh sh*t!" :D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on September 13, 2009, 10:48:44 am
Finished Batman:AA yesterday.  EPIC.  They set it up for the sequel too!  Nice.  This series should produce many more games considering the amount of material that exist.

Bottom line: If you aren't playing this game, you aren't playing ish!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 13, 2009, 01:11:47 pm
Finished Batman:AA yesterday.  EPIC.  They set it up for the sequel too!  Nice.  This series should produce many more games considering the amount of material that exist.

Bottom line: If you aren't playing this game, you aren't playing ish!
oh really i guess that you didnt hear about the dlc for mass effect didnt you
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on September 13, 2009, 02:35:28 pm
tell me more about this dlc.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on September 13, 2009, 03:11:30 pm
Finished Batman:AA yesterday.  EPIC.  They set it up for the sequel too!  Nice.  This series should produce many more games considering the amount of material that exist.

Bottom line: If you aren't playing this game, you aren't playing ish!
oh really i guess that you didnt hear about the dlc for mass effect didnt you

No, I heard, but that's a game I played, and finished already.  I'll eventually get to the new material but B:AA is the best Batman Game to date so if you haven't picked this up you're sleeping.  I also understand the economy's in the sh*tter so I totally understand $5 bucks VS. $60 if that's anyone's excuse for not scooping it.

I also gotta wonder, this is the second DLC for ME...when's the new game coming?  Or are they just gonna episode us to death?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 13, 2009, 04:26:52 pm
I gotta agree with Wright on this one.  I finished it about a week ago and it is indeed the best Batman game ever made for a console.  I'm waiting on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 on Tuesday! WOOO HOOO!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 13, 2009, 09:48:03 pm
Now Mastermynd and Cookie,

I'm talking about the most recent one named Pinanncle Station. Unless that was on your minds as well.

Yeah yeah I heard about this Batman title but right now I haven't touched anything other than playing Tales of Vesperia again since it is on its way to be on the PS3 with more content, new characters, bosses, subplots and well I'm purchasing a Ps3 for the sole reason to get that game once it hits the US.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 14, 2009, 06:21:47 am
I'm considering buying a PS3.  I've always wanted to play Heavenly Sword and Infamous looks pretty good, but I have a boatload of games I want to get fro the 360, too.  It's a good time to be a gamer!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BarbaraB on September 15, 2009, 12:07:38 am
The Uncharted Demo goes live again tomorrow, for those who reserved the game. My gamertag is Sancoperla on PS3 if anyone want to get sniped or be on the winning team!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on October 27, 2009, 09:33:34 pm
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Tahdigga on October 28, 2009, 04:51:28 am
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..

I haven't heard of DJ Hero, sounds similar to guitar hero. What I really wanna check out is Borderlands. It looks like fun ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on October 28, 2009, 09:21:09 am
The Uncharted Demo goes live again tomorrow, for those who reserved the game. My gamertag is Sancoperla on PS3 if anyone want to get sniped or be on the winning team!  ;D

Uncharted is the best scripted game EVA!  This thing is soooooo entertaining, the game play is superb, the cut-scenes and voice acting is top-notch!  This series should be around for awhile to come, hopefully, it's one of the best ever, no joke!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on October 28, 2009, 09:30:20 am
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..

I haven't heard of DJ Hero, sounds similar to guitar hero. What I really wanna check out is Borderlands. It looks like fun ;)

Borderlands is great if you like RPGs and open world exploration.  If that's not your cup of tea, I'd skip it.  I really like it, though....weapons upgrades get better as the game goes on.  I need to play more of that, I had been playing Fallout 3 and Wet before monster work projects kicked in.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 28, 2009, 09:34:02 am
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..



Hype,  DJ Hero looks good, sounds real authentic. None of that generic cuttin' and scratchin' stuff.  Distinctive cuttin' and scratchin' techniques and classic Hip Hop & Club dance records. You can tell the game developers really did thier research or knew what that scene was really about and kinda brings you back to the days of Hip Hop club hopping. 

A week ago, I witnessed a group of kids playing this at a kiosk stationed at an electronic store called Best Buy and this game was positioned opposite to Guitar Hero: The Beatles. 

Interestingly enough, the white kids were directed by thier parents to play on the drums for the Beatles game on one side and on the other, the black kids were scratching on the mock turntables for the DJ Hero.  I thought I was in a Aerosmith/RUN DMC video! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on October 28, 2009, 01:19:00 pm
Let me get this straight: Sony Playstation 3s online network is free. You dont have to pay a dime for it. But you still have to pay for X-Box Live?

Is that right?

Is there a basic version of Live thats free?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on October 28, 2009, 03:20:04 pm
Let me get this straight: Sony Playstation 3s online network is free. You dont have to pay a dime for it. But you still have to pay for X-Box Live?

Is that right?

Is there a basic version of Live thats free?


That's right.

Nope.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on October 28, 2009, 04:07:54 pm
Let me get this straight: Sony Playstation 3s online network is free. You dont have to pay a dime for it. But you still have to pay for X-Box Live?

Is that right?

Is there a basic version of Live thats free?

stop being cheap it is 50 bux a year dont come here with that mess LOL. The "basic" is silver is you don't have plans to play games online. Silver would be used to download games.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 29, 2009, 02:46:04 am
Next Week, Dragon Age is released, if you liked Mass Effect and fantasy, looks like a must have.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on October 29, 2009, 09:35:24 am
Next Week, Dragon Age is released, if you liked Mass Effect and fantasy, looks like a must have.

ME 2 trailers are up at Xbox.com

In a word...tight!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on October 29, 2009, 12:10:11 pm
Having played Batman, may I just say PC > everything else, especially since HP is sending me a Blu-Ray DVD-ROM to "replace" the one in my boy's HP.

Arkham Asylum?  I lost two days of my life playing that game!  Mouse/keyboard combo make it almost too easy.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on October 29, 2009, 12:13:14 pm
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..

I haven't heard of DJ Hero, sounds similar to guitar hero. What I really wanna check out is Borderlands. It looks like fun ;)

Youtube has clips of the different difficulty levels being played.  One more piece of plastic crap taking up room in your basement, though. 

Now that they've done the Beatles, can we PLEASE get a Hendrix or Motown expansion for these karaoke games?? 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on October 29, 2009, 02:47:13 pm
who is going to buy the DJ Hero game, and for what system?  the advertisements look interesting.. hopefully there will be expansion packs with more licensed songs, especially hip-hop..

I haven't heard of DJ Hero, sounds similar to guitar hero. What I really wanna check out is Borderlands. It looks like fun ;)

Youtube has clips of the different difficulty levels being played.  One more piece of plastic crap taking up room in your basement, though. 

Now that they've done the Beatles, can we PLEASE get a Hendrix or Motown expansion for these karaoke games?? 

A Hendrix Guitar Hero would be pretty much a licence to print money.

Jam your way thru all the level to get to the final challenge stage where you get to do the Star Spangled Banner. ;D

You'd kill your fricking controller trying to hit all them damn notes.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on October 29, 2009, 04:24:10 pm
Street Fighter Collab
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/495979

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 29, 2009, 04:30:58 pm
Next week:  Dragon Age: Origins (must buy)
Week after: Modern Warfare 2! (definite buy!)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on October 31, 2009, 08:19:30 pm
I just broke down and spent about $50 on an XBox 360 wireless controller and gaming receiver. Why is this bad, you ask? Because the gaming receiver is a must for PC player. Actually, it's a pretty good deal considering that both the controller and the receiver are black. Still...why in the hell would you make a wireless controller, then make a completely different part for said controller to actually work? That's some Bill Gates Microsoft kind of sh*t.

$50 on a freaking controller just because my Saitek P2900 isn't compatible w/Dolphin. Why, oh why must I be such a Nintendo fangirl?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on October 31, 2009, 11:56:34 pm
Are there any PS3 Madden 10 online players in the house? I'm looking for someone to get some games in against, I got Football fever.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 06, 2009, 05:20:13 am
Aight, its 720am, Ive been playing the game and lost track of time...looked outside and it was light out.  Dragon Age is the $#!t...and only after 6 hours.   :o
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on November 06, 2009, 06:03:43 am
I just broke down and spent about $50 on an XBox 360 wireless controller and gaming receiver. Why is this bad, you ask? Because the gaming receiver is a must for PC player. Actually, it's a pretty good deal considering that both the controller and the receiver are black. Still...why in the hell would you make a wireless controller, then make a completely different part for said controller to actually work? That's some Bill Gates Microsoft kind of sh*t.

$50 on a freaking controller just because my Saitek P2900 isn't compatible w/Dolphin. Why, oh why must I be such a Nintendo fangirl?


Is this controller for the PC, Wii or the 360?  Couldn't they just make one of those mini receivers like they do for the travel mice?  I paid 9.99 a few years back for my last wired usb controller out of Marshalls ...damn!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 06, 2009, 07:23:04 am
This is for the PC. The wireless controllers for the 360 require a gaming receiver that does NOT come with the 360, but has to be bought separately. Microsoft discontinued them long ago, so people can make quite a profit by selling the receivers. The 360 controller is hands down the best controller for the PC, so they can go for up to $70 easily. I have TWO HTPCs, for crying out loud, and neither one of them are close to a chair. I guess I can unplug it when I move from room to room, but plugging/unplugging is the easiest way to ruin something or wear something out. :(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 06, 2009, 07:25:24 am
Jam your way thru all the level to get to the final challenge stage where you get to do the Star Spangled Banner. ;D


I dunno. One criticism of the Beatles version is that a good deal of good songs were missing.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/941-Beatles-Rock-Band-and-Guitar-Hero-5
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 06, 2009, 07:50:38 am
An official site that lists all the songs, mixes and Djs contained in the DJ Hero game (http://www.djhero.com/music/setlist/).

http://www.djhero.com/music/setlist/

We're talkin' DJ Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Cut Chemist to name a few Djs...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 06, 2009, 10:47:01 am
Aight, its 720am, Ive been playing the game and lost track of time...looked outside and it was light out.  Dragon Age is the $#!t...and only after 6 hours.   :o

i neeeed this game.
seriously.
great game after 6 hours?  i knew it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on November 06, 2009, 01:09:11 pm
Aight, its 720am, Ive been playing the game and lost track of time...looked outside and it was light out.  Dragon Age is the $#!t...and only after 6 hours.   :o

i neeeed this game.
seriously.
great game after 6 hours?  i knew it.


I must concur with Marvelous.  This game is awesome, indeed!  I've only gotten through about three hours of it, but you do lose time when playing.  I'm the baddest Rogue Elf on the planet, man!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 06, 2009, 06:48:07 pm
So does this beat Oblivion? I havent played that one yet.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 07, 2009, 01:00:00 am
So does this beat Oblivion? I havent played that one yet.

x10
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 07, 2009, 06:22:44 am
x10?
and I looooooooved Oblivion.

I hate u guys! marv and 22.
aaargh.

i wanna play
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 07, 2009, 12:21:17 pm
x10?
and I looooooooved Oblivion.

I hate u guys! marv and 22.
aaargh.

i wanna play

Im playing a female Dwarf Warrior about to have some sweet love downs with a sexy female evil mage in mah party. mmm
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 07, 2009, 05:48:08 pm
It took me a while but I finally beat King Poo in Blue Dragon. I guess there is no need to play this anymore i'll think about it if i want to go after the golden mecha.

Hmmm I may cop Dragon Age so i can get the special armor for ME2 but I still need to play ME again to complete the male good guy story. I already completed the badass female story.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Godheval on November 08, 2009, 10:15:06 am
The game to play right now: Dragon Age Origins (PC/360/PS3), but only if you can stomach dialogue-heavy and open-ended RPGs (not as open as Oblivion).  If you've enjoyed WoW even a little, then you'll enjoy this.

But the REAL reason?  Because of the surprisingly rich slavery/disenfranchisement allegory woven throughout the game.  It's not even subtle.  The humans are white people, the elves are African-Americans.  Elves had been a long-standing majestic and culturally rich civilization, but were enslaved by human empires.  Ever since their freedom by a certain prophet, they're mostly confined to "alienages" (ghettos), where their quality of life is far below that of most citizens.

The game doesn't hold your hand, either.  Murder, rape, suicide, subtle and overt racism - it's all in there.  And since you can customize your character from the onset, you can make your character - of any race - look however you choose.  If you're interested in that allegory, pick a city elf to get the most of it.  Although you'll hear snippets of it as any race.

My guy:

(http://social.bioware.com/da_game_other/portraits/70000/69488/69488.png)
Camus - City Elf Warrior

Fun times so far.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 08, 2009, 11:01:28 am
Gamestop clerk said the PC version had a bit more, maybe the endings is my guess.  Anyone hear anything?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Godheval on November 09, 2009, 09:57:51 am
It's not more in the original game content, it's in the toolset - which will allow you to create your own "modules" for other people to play.  Think of it like an in-game RPGMaker - design characters, environments, add dialogue, cut scenes, music, voice, all of it.  So aside from all the DLC they intend to have for this game, there will be all of the user-created stuff, sometimes which can end up being better than the original game.

http://dragonage.bioware.com/toolset/ (http://dragonage.bioware.com/toolset/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on November 19, 2009, 02:11:02 pm
I am doing the dragon age thing myself on the xbox,  really loving this game.

Borderlands and Left 4 dead 2 are both in my rotation
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Blanks on November 19, 2009, 06:59:06 pm
Not to much of  Gamer persay, but I love me some Halo 3, mostly the multi-player Red vs Blue matches. My gamertag is BLANKS 84, and the games other than Halo that I've been throwing down on is the Sonic Collection, Namaco Classics, and I will be buying Left 4 Dead 2 sometime this week after I gets paid son!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on November 20, 2009, 06:18:06 am
I added Assassin's Creed II to the rotation....and I'm loving every minute of it!!  I liked the original and I'm a big fan of games like Splinter Cell and MGS.  If you liked the first Assassin's Creed, you'll love this one, they've enhanced gameplay, added every medieval weapon you can imagine and even managed to tighten up the controls a little bit.  All that said, the thing that I'm digging most is the upgrade to the hidden blade...now you have dual blades and they can be upgraded with a poison delivery system and I read there's even a gun upgrade available in game.  Where the first game was set in the 10th century Middle East, this one is set in 15th century Italy where you get to swim and drive boats in Venice and receive weapons upgrades from Leonardo DaVinci himself! I've played about an two hours and I've only completed like 10% of the game...awesome stuff.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: bluezulu on November 20, 2009, 09:05:36 am
Yea, Im all about Dragon Age right now. This game is off the chain for PC.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 20, 2009, 06:05:03 pm
If you're playing New Super Mario Brothers, say YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!

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Hello? HELLO?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on November 20, 2009, 06:30:47 pm
If you're playing New Super Mario Brothers, say YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!

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Hello? HELLO?


HA!


I mock you! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 21, 2009, 09:15:54 am
If you're playing New Super Mario Brothers, say YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!












(http://i38.tinypic.com/1zd3lon.jpg)
yea...?(http://i16.tinypic.com/5z4gt9t.jpg)?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Blanks on November 22, 2009, 09:35:19 am
If you're playing New Super Mario Brothers, say YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!

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Hello? HELLO?

Next paycheck, I shall join in that.

Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkaaaaaaay.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 22, 2009, 03:12:25 pm
Hey, y'all are talking a lot a sh*t considering your controllers have 48 buttons. Have you actually tried to play w/a Wiimote? Three buttons and a control pad. That's it. MAYBE five if the + and - buttons are used, and they rarely are.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b396/MASTERLINKX/Wiimote.jpg)

 Everything else is shaking, tilting, spinning, or that godawful Nunchuk. If the Classic Controller actually worked on Wii games, I would've ditched the Wiimote ages ago.

And yes, I DO have Modern Warfare 2. I might even play it someday.

edit: Diablo 3 rolled back to Neveruary 31, 20-yo-mama (http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2009/11/20/diablo-3-will-be-done-in-2011or-2012or-2013/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 22, 2009, 08:20:56 pm
Well I played Bayonetta "First Climax"  ::) and it is solid but well some people will complain that she comes as another female hero using her sexuality in fights. Throughout the game her suit will come off her body as a weapon to attack. The game is basically Dante in a b cup whom has a tendency to be naked.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on November 24, 2009, 01:17:11 pm
left 4 dead 2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>than left 4 dead 1

thats it and thats all
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on November 24, 2009, 02:32:37 pm
Well I played Bayonetta "First Climax"  ::) and it is solid but well some people will complain that she comes as another female hero using her sexuality in fights. Throughout the game her suit will come off her body as a weapon to attack. The game is basically Dante in a b cup whom has a tendency to be naked.

There was no way that game was going to be as interesting as the name made it seem.

They don't make "X" games any more.

Maybe that's a good thing humans rendered in CG tend to look like dead-eyed zombies.

I don't think I WANT to see a Zombie Jenna Jamison.

The real one is scary enough. ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 24, 2009, 06:00:24 pm
Does anybody here play MMORPG games (Diablo, WoW, etc.)?

I don't think I WANT to see a Zombie Jenna Jamison.

The real one is scary enough. ;D

What she did to Tito Ortiz should be a crime.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 25, 2009, 12:15:35 am
Does anybody here play MMORPG games (Diablo, WoW, etc.)?

WoW here.  Since beta, 5 years ago.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on November 25, 2009, 08:16:47 am
Anybody looking forward to the Star Wars or Star Trek MMO's early next year?

I may try one for a trial period.. but those 15/monthly fees add up quickly... that's a lot of groceries.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 25, 2009, 08:53:12 am
15/month? That's unlimited Netflix rentals and streaming!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 25, 2009, 07:00:30 pm
15/month? That's unlimited Netflix rentals and streaming! And Unlimited Gamefly Rentals
Fixed
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 26, 2009, 06:16:07 am
Sorry. PC gamer here.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on November 28, 2009, 07:07:39 am
Gamer guides: yay or nay? Same question goes for walkthroughs.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on November 28, 2009, 11:48:31 am
Gamer guides: yay or nay? Same question goes for walkthroughs.

Guides never, walkthroughs only in extreme circumstances i.e. GOW2.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 28, 2009, 02:31:40 pm
Gamer guides: yay or nay? Same question goes for walkthroughs.
why even pay for them when you can go through the walkthroughs (if you are willing to read a large amount of text) I go here at times

http://guides.gamepressure.com/

And oooooooooooooo look PC games.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 04, 2009, 07:43:27 pm
Oh this is for all of the "Wii" players (well Jenn actually) LOL

(http://www.stimpco.com/carpix/lol14/1168116144246zm4my4.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on December 04, 2009, 08:41:24 pm
Dragon Age: Origins drew me back in!!  DANG!!  I FINALLY figured out how to beat these monsters in the Fade...mouse power, baby!  ;Dg
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on December 11, 2009, 10:56:47 pm
15/month? That's unlimited Netflix rentals and streaming!

Hey... didn't say I could afford it!  I'll probably bail after the open beta.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Rah on December 21, 2009, 02:31:43 pm
Oh this is for all of the "Wii" players (well Jenn actually) LOL

([url]http://www.stimpco.com/carpix/lol14/1168116144246zm4my4.gif[/url])



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SXNAtwYMBw
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Seven on December 21, 2009, 04:16:54 pm
Dragon Age: Origins drew me back in!!  DANG!!  I FINALLY figured out how to beat these monsters in the Fade...mouse power, baby!  ;Dg

Great game.

Fallout 3 is insane.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on December 22, 2009, 02:45:36 pm
Ok, so who's up for a HEF Modern Warfare 2 shootout party on 360...anyone...anyone?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 22, 2009, 08:44:23 pm
I am so addicted to this game here
http://dungeonfighter.nexon.net/

It is an old school beat-em up MMORPG. Fun game i cant take my hand off playing this.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on December 23, 2009, 07:48:42 am
So what, no Modern Warfare 2 fans up in here?  Y'all gon' make me lose my mind!

What could be funner than a private room full of you bums runnin' around, talkin' ish, and bustin' gigantic caps in each others a$$es, huh? 

Name me one thing...I'll wait.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on December 23, 2009, 08:04:23 am
add me, goocch76, mw2 is the business
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Rah on December 23, 2009, 10:50:08 am
Ok, so who's up for a HEF Modern Warfare 2 shootout party on 360...anyone...anyone?

I just bought it for mt PS3.

I haven't played it yet because my son has one for Christmas and I don't want to take away from the surprise.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on December 23, 2009, 04:28:17 pm
add me, goocch76, mw2 is the business

Added

G-Tag: AcWright
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 23, 2009, 05:45:18 pm
So what, no Modern Warfare 2 fans up in here?  Y'all gon' make me lose my mind!

What could be funner than a private room full of you bums runnin' around, talkin' ish, and bustin' gigantic caps in each others a$$es, huh? 

Name me one thing...I'll wait.
you mean when i hear 12 year boys talking ish? No thanks
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on December 24, 2009, 06:32:07 am
So what, no Modern Warfare 2 fans up in here?  Y'all gon' make me lose my mind!

What could be funner than a private room full of you bums runnin' around, talkin' ish, and bustin' gigantic caps in each others a$$es, huh? 

Name me one thing...I'll wait.
you mean when i hear 12 year boys talking ish? No thanks

The first time I ever played LIVE I thought: "This must be what it's like to have Schizophrenia" All these disembodied high-pitched voice saying "You Suck" and "Loser". ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 24, 2009, 11:47:43 am
I've been done and looking for another game.  A customer brought his projector to the store and pasted Modern Warfare 2 on the wall and played through it...THIS~!will be my next game.  Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 24, 2009, 05:15:34 pm
holla at ya boy AcWright.
i never see u online.
u know i own it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on December 26, 2009, 10:45:08 am
No, I totally agree with you Akuma and Vic, that's why I'm saying we HEFFAS can host a private party, just us running and gunning, no outside idiots involved.

Gooch is in.

Marvelous, holla after your purchase.

Mastermynd, true I haven't been on much before I got this but truth told...you're always playing UNO, bro--but I'll put you as down for this, right?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 27, 2009, 09:58:10 am
1. if u see "me" playing UNO during the day, then it's my wife.
2. we haven't played UNO in 4EVER!!! if u see "me" online, it's gonna say i'm playing MW2! nuff said.
3. u alread know...but i'm having some connectivity issues right now...aargh. gotta get 'em fixed.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 14, 2010, 12:09:09 am
Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty' (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100113/ap_on_en_ot/us_activision_blizzard_call_of_duty;_ylt=AsCJqApENC7s4WQoVF1OskcK77EF;_ylu=X3oDMTM5MmZlczVxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMTEzL3VzX2FjdGl2aXNpb25fYmxpenphcmRfY2FsbF9vZl9kdXR5BHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bl9wYWdpbmF0ZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2FjdGl2aXNpb25ibA--) has made $1B.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on January 15, 2010, 02:17:52 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 15, 2010, 04:31:02 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2


Uncharted 2 is one of the best games...ever.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 15, 2010, 04:32:33 pm
Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty' ([url]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100113/ap_on_en_ot/us_activision_blizzard_call_of_duty;_ylt=AsCJqApENC7s4WQoVF1OskcK77EF;_ylu=X3oDMTM5MmZlczVxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMTEzL3VzX2FjdGl2aXNpb25fYmxpenphcmRfY2FsbF9vZl9kdXR5BHBvcwM0BHNlYwN5bl9wYWdpbmF0ZV9zdW1tYXJ5X2xpc3QEc2xrA2FjdGl2aXNpb25ibA--[/url]) has made $1B.


Wow. It's hot, it's the only game I've ever bought 2 copies of for each system
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 15, 2010, 08:42:03 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2


Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games...ever.
fixed for ya
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 16, 2010, 08:58:27 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2


Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games...ever.
fixed for ya

Nice, but this is couldn't possibly be true seeing as how the game is not even in consoles yet...unless you're an official tester?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 16, 2010, 09:20:32 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2


Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games...ever.
fixed for ya

Nice, but this is couldn't possibly be true seeing as how the game is not even in consoles yet...unless you're an official tester?
i dont have to be an "official tester" it is just that obvious
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 17, 2010, 01:14:37 pm
Next games:
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2


Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games...ever.


fixed for ya

Nice, but this is couldn't possibly be true seeing as how the game is not even in consoles yet...unless you're an official tester?
i dont have to be an "official tester" it is just that obvious

That's bold. Well if it wins game of the year, next year, I guess you will have been right, but for now...U2 is leading the pack.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on January 21, 2010, 03:07:35 pm
5 days until mass effect 2......
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 22, 2010, 03:49:01 pm
Mass Effect 2 is my birthday present 2 myself.
:)

and i've yet to play Dragon Age: Origin.

Aaaargh!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on January 22, 2010, 04:54:58 pm
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I was transferring my xbox data to a bigger drive and it corrupted my save data! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

I was level 60 on Mass Effect, DAMMIT!!  It's all gone and reading around the 'net...doesn't look like I'll get it back!

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 28, 2010, 02:38:18 pm
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I was transferring my xbox data to a bigger drive and it corrupted my save data! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

I was level 60 on Mass Effect, DAMMIT!!  It's all gone and reading around the 'net...doesn't look like I'll get it back!

 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

i'm so sorry to hear that brother.
i dont even own ME2 yet. Shucks i'm still waiting for DragonAge
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 28, 2010, 02:53:11 pm
Man f*ck dragon age lol. It is all about ME 2. That Kung-Fu Wolf Fang Bitch Darla Shepard has returned. LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 28, 2010, 05:33:37 pm
Man f*ck dragon age lol. It is all about ME 2. That Kung-Fu Wolf Fang Bitch Darla Shepard has returned. LOL

That's your ME character's name, Darla? So, I take it she's not a Paragon?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 29, 2010, 05:55:57 am
Man f*ck dragon age lol. It is all about ME 2. That Kung-Fu Wolf Fang Bitch Darla Shepard has returned. LOL

That's your ME character's name, Darla? So, I take it she's not a Paragon?
nope but also she isnt racist like ashley. That why she had her killed LOL. I did play briefly however this will be an ME 1 for the next few weekends since I want to complete the story "man of honor" Yukimura Shepard.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on January 29, 2010, 06:12:26 am
I bit the bullet and started ME from scratch.  I don't know if I'm going to try to get back to Level 60, but I'm a good 8 hours in and I'm already up to level 25.  I
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 29, 2010, 02:56:09 pm
you're a champ Catch!
replay ME so you can do tha dang thang in ME2.
i'll just leave my ME alone until i get ME2.
i dont want anything crazy to happen to my save file(s)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 29, 2010, 03:22:53 pm
you're a champ Catch!
replay ME so you can do tha dang thang in ME2.
i'll just leave my ME alone until i get ME2.
i dont want anything crazy to happen to my save file(s)
yep that what exactly i did.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 29, 2010, 03:56:27 pm
The Game play is a little different and needs to be acclimated too, I don't really care for how they did it. But at least there's no surface buggy that I've seen and space travel is nice and quick now, a welcomed addition. Also the weapons, biotics, and wardrobe interface is slimmer, don't really care for it either.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on January 30, 2010, 07:48:44 pm
Release The...KROGEN!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: jefferson L.O.B. sergeant on January 30, 2010, 11:20:56 pm
I know you guys are hooked on ME but did any of you download Cable, Black Panther and Juggernaut for MUA2?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 31, 2010, 05:58:52 am
I know you guys are hooked on ME but did any of you download Cable, Black Panther and Juggernaut for MUA2?
I just say this, ME 2 is the only game I have purchased since Street Fighter 4.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on January 31, 2010, 09:18:59 am
it's on sale at toys r us for $45...plus u get a gift card.
mwhahahhaha.
i must have ME2
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 02, 2010, 02:36:55 pm
Star Trek Multiplayer Online RPG:

http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-02-02-startrek02_ST_N.htm

anybody planning on getting this?  played a preview demo?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on February 05, 2010, 02:14:44 pm
knee deep in mass effect 2.  
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 05, 2010, 05:16:00 pm
i've owned ME2 for 24 hours now and i havent taken it out of the plastic.
why?
becuz i know that as soon as i do... all of my free time is gone for good.
 ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on February 15, 2010, 08:10:52 am
mass effect 2 has been completed,

now dragon age dlc
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on February 15, 2010, 01:58:51 pm
Still playing ME1 and I won't play ME2 seriously until I'm back up to level 60 dammit!  I played it for a minute and I don't like the limited ammo...I was used to killing Geth, Asari and Humans with impunity!!!  I played a little of Dante's Inferno, too....God of War doesn't have anything to worry about.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on March 01, 2010, 01:12:48 pm
Big releases this month include:

God of war 3

Metro 3033

Red steel 2

Battlefield: bad company



What will you be playing?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 01, 2010, 05:39:07 pm
Star Trek Multiplayer Online RPG:

[url]http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2010-02-02-startrek02_ST_N.htm[/url]

anybody planning on getting this?  played a preview demo?


Like the other Cryptic games Hype, this one falls short also.  How long are they going to put a skin over their original game City of Heroes and call it something else.  I played it and it gets repetative FAST!  they game isnt even done yet, we got to the end and ran out of content.  I hear the investors wanted some money back on their investment and made them release it too early.  Oh well, I'd just beta them before you dive fully into it.  Especially games made by them.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on March 01, 2010, 05:44:43 pm
Did anybody ever get Dante's Inferno?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Dark Wright on March 01, 2010, 09:38:03 pm
Did anybody ever get Dante's Inferno?

Read the review: GOW rip-off at best. Just wait for the real deal.

Big releases this month include:

God of war 3

Metro 3033

Red steel 2

Battlefield: bad company

What will you be playing?

GOW 3 fo' shizzle!

Heard Metro is different.  Might look into it.

Battlefield is COD:MW2 but with vehicles.  Sounds good to me!

Got Aliens Vs. Predator, Heavy Rain, Bio Shock2, COD:MW2, and ME2 going on...at the same damn time!  I'm lost in the console-zone.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 02, 2010, 05:24:29 am
Did anybody ever get Dante's Inferno?
Game is crap. I wont even give it the "FAKE GOD OF WAR" You're better off getting Bayonetta and that isnt saying much.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 02, 2010, 08:35:36 am
Did anybody ever get Dante's Inferno?
Game is crap. I wont even give it the "FAKE GOD OF WAR" You're better off getting Bayonetta and that isnt saying much.



Saying Dante's Inferno is crap is being kind.  That game wants to be God of War, but it's worse than...shoot...I can't think of a worse game that I've played on the 360.  It's predictable, non-challenging and overly gratuitous to say the least.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 03, 2010, 04:08:32 pm
i beat ME2.
i love this game but my finally decision troubled my soul...even my crew hopes i chose wisely...they all dont agree with me. wow. u know a game is good when u are bothered by your choices.

too bad i beat it in about 30 hrs. i was hoping it would last about 40hrs.
oh well.
time for dragon age.

is the nakedness any good in dante's inferno?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on March 04, 2010, 07:49:40 am
i beat ME2.
i love this game but my finally decision troubled my soul...even my crew hopes i chose wisely...they all dont agree with me. wow. u know a game is good when u are bothered by your choices.

too bad i beat it in about 30 hrs. i was hoping it would last about 40hrs.
oh well.
time for dragon age.

is the nakedness any good in dante's inferno?

Yeah, if you consider tongues where a woman's nipples should be good.  The game, like most next-gen games, is pretty and well rendered...it's just repetitive and boring as hell.  It tries to be God of War, but fails miserably.  They took God of War, changed it from Greek to Christian and exchanged the Blades of Chaos for a scythe.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 04, 2010, 09:15:26 am
hmm...tongues for nipples?
not so hot.
i won't even ask what the substitute is for down below.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Jenn on March 07, 2010, 02:41:26 am
Anyone play Bad Company 2 yet?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on March 19, 2010, 09:56:52 am
GOD OF WAR III this week
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 22, 2010, 09:46:56 am
Anyone play Bad Company 2 yet?

my co-worker said it is really fun.
the use of vehicles makes its multiplayer better than Mod War2
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on March 24, 2010, 09:03:14 am
dragon age expansion this week
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 24, 2010, 09:47:30 am
i'm looking forward to the ME2 DLC.
it's gonna be free, right?

and i think i'll be starting on dragon: age origins really soon.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on March 29, 2010, 01:17:06 pm
I got a ps1, 2 & xbox 360. I only got afro samurai & 50 cent for 360. My ps2 is chipped, so I got ton of videogames. I been mostly playing yakuza 2 for ps2 & I just finish beating the suffering the ties that binds.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on March 29, 2010, 02:29:28 pm
I got a ps1, 2 & xbox 360. I only got afro samurai & 50 cent for 360. My ps2 is chipped, so I got ton of videogames. I been mostly playing yakuza 2 for ps2 & I just finish beating the suffering the ties that binds.

the suffering is ill.
i wouldnt play that ish at nite.

chipped? does that mean u can play japanese titles?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on March 29, 2010, 06:41:42 pm
I got a ps1, 2 & xbox 360. I only got afro samurai & 50 cent for 360. My ps2 is chipped, so I got ton of videogames. I been mostly playing yakuza 2 for ps2 & I just finish beating the suffering the ties that binds.

the suffering is ill.
i wouldnt play that ish at nite.

chipped? does that mean u can play japanese titles?

Chipped as in I can play videogames that I dled off the net & burn into dvds. I can also play Japanese games as well with no problem. So, I saved ton of money & got huge ass collection........im happy

I am kinda scare to play okami and shadowman 2econd coming for the ps2 again..... I haven't play those games in months and I am afraid I wouldnt know what to do.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Tahdigga on April 14, 2010, 08:45:56 am
Iron Man 2: The Video Game War Machine Trailer  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_l8Hqg7HBM&NR=1)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 14, 2010, 09:47:43 am
have you guys and gals downloaded BLUR yet?
all my xbox ppl, download BLUR now.

car racing combat with real world cars and realistic damage!!!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Tahdigga on April 14, 2010, 09:59:12 am
Naw I've been too busy playin left 4 dead 2. The jockey cracks me up!

I'll check out BLUR on youtube first to see if it's any good
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 14, 2010, 10:07:17 am
no!
download it!
trust me tah!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 14, 2010, 10:38:53 am
have you guys and gals downloaded BLUR yet?
all my xbox ppl, download BLUR now.

car racing combat with real world cars and realistic damage!!!  ;D
i have to decline, besides i still need to do my thang on Burnout
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 14, 2010, 12:22:46 pm
have you guys and gals downloaded BLUR yet?
all my xbox ppl, download BLUR now.

car racing combat with real world cars and realistic damage!!!  ;D
i have to decline, besides i still need to do my thang on Burnout

u of all ppl need to get the  blur demo so we can settle our car beef once and for all!
lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on April 14, 2010, 12:23:29 pm
Time to grab the night vision and kick some arse again!  Sam Fisher's back, baby!!!  Splinter Cell: Conviction!  I can't wait to get this one going!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 14, 2010, 08:25:37 pm


u of all ppl need to get the  blur demo so we can settle our car beef once and for all!
lol
well i dld so it w/e lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 15, 2010, 09:55:50 am


u of all ppl need to get the  blur demo so we can settle our car beef once and for all!
lol
well i dld so it w/e lol

i guess it's on then, huh?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 15, 2010, 10:37:41 am

i guess it's on then, huh?
yep it is on
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 15, 2010, 11:45:30 am

i guess it's on then, huh?
yep it is on

i'll be on tonite...when? who knows. survivor at 8. fringe at 9. maybe 10? wait...i might be watching flashforward.

just be on the lookout for me.
And that goes for Everyone!! Download Blur!! it is sooo much fun.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 19, 2010, 04:20:56 pm

i'll be on tonite...when? who knows. survivor at 8. fringe at 9. maybe 10? wait...i might be watching flashforward.

just be on the lookout for me.
And that goes for Everyone!! Download Blur!! it is sooo much fun.
How does my win feel? rofl
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 19, 2010, 07:15:57 pm
where's the angry face?
Man...i really need an angry face right about now!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 19, 2010, 07:57:48 pm
where's the angry face?
Man...i really need an angry face right about now!

 >:(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 19, 2010, 09:37:15 pm
where's the angry face?
Man...i really need an angry face right about now!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
(http://www.mformature.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Blur21.jpg)
remember that red car?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 20, 2010, 04:48:58 am
where's the angry face?
Man...i really need an angry face right about now!

 >:(

this face isn't angry enuff for me...i need flames and HATE!

*looks at Akuma picture*
Man...i h8 u so much right now...i wish i could "send in The Krakken!"
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on April 21, 2010, 06:03:46 pm
looks like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be coming soon, for PS3 and X360.. I hope that it comes to arcades as well.. (arcades suck nowadays..)

Imagine Blade vs. Dimitri from Darkstalkers..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on April 22, 2010, 06:12:24 am
Capcom is racist^ I highly doubt Blade is going to be in it. Hell, they choose marrow over Bishop......
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 22, 2010, 08:44:38 am
looks like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be coming soon, for PS3 and X360.. I hope that it comes to arcades as well.. (arcades suck nowadays..)

Imagine Blade vs. Dimitri from Darkstalkers..

MvC3 is gonna be hot!

I'm officially hooked on Dragon age.
after 2 butt whoopin's, i finally figured the game out.
i was tryin' to play it like Oblivion and not Mass Effect.
lol.

special, i know...but my goodness...Bioware did their thang on this one!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 22, 2010, 10:03:24 am
Capcom is racist^ I highly doubt Blade is going to be in it. Hell, they choose marrow over Bishop......
First of all Bishop would have been like cable then people would have complained about him as well. Bishop is one of those silly wishes:

Jean Grey
Dante
Xero
Sagat
Mega Man X
Phoenix Wright


The one wish that makes the most sense logically is Thor and possible Arthur. Both appeared as an assist char in MvC

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on April 22, 2010, 12:22:02 pm
whoever's in the know, post contact info for Capcom staff, we must campaign for more diverse characters like Black Panther, Dr. Voodoo, Luke Cage, Pulsar, Misty Knight, Storm, Blue Marvel, etc..

on a side note- apparently the software Mugen allows people to create their own characters in Street-Fighter style scenarios.. Witness... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4p4lBs8R0   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 22, 2010, 06:59:41 pm
Dragon Age has me in it's grip!
i can't escape it and i like that!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: DJfunkyPuddle on April 22, 2010, 09:11:13 pm
Dragon Age has me in it's grip!
i can't escape it and i like that!

do you play it on console or pc?  I sweat the DnD stuff, but I don't know if the game will run on my laptop very well, i've loved bioware since back in the day
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 23, 2010, 11:32:35 am
it's all about the 360 brother!!!!

i'm officially HOOKED!
i'm a huge Oblivion fan, but this game deserves SEQUELS!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on April 26, 2010, 12:06:37 pm
Secrets of the Old NBA Jam game-- due to be revived later this year for the Wii system..

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3668922

find out why M. Jordan wasn't in it.. then he was (sort of).. also some other infuriating news if you were a fan of the Bulls...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 26, 2010, 12:30:28 pm
Secrets of the Old NBA Jam game-- due to be revived later this year for the Wii system..

[url]http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3668922[/url]

find out why M. Jordan wasn't in it.. then he was (sort of).. also some other infuriating news if you were a fan of the Bulls...
It was like that for pretty much every basketball game at the peak of his career. Remember they made a big stink once he was playable? It just so happens to be when he is old and washed up playing for the wizards.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on April 26, 2010, 12:40:51 pm
Once again, I've made the world safe for democracy!  I just finished Splinter Cell: Conviction and it's the truth!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 26, 2010, 01:14:42 pm
i hate the fade!
this whole FADE level is kickin' my A$$!
i've figured it out but darnit if it didnt have me running in circles.
the trick is to constantly save.
:)
i love this game.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on April 26, 2010, 01:44:00 pm
i hate the fade!
this whole FADE level is kickin' my A$$!
i've figured it out but darnit if it didnt have me running in circles.
the trick is to constantly save.
:)
i love this game.

The Fade kicks everyone's ass when they get there.  I'll tell you what, though...I got to the last fight and I got my butt whupped so many times, I put the stick down.  I. Put. The. Stick. Down.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 26, 2010, 02:29:24 pm
great.
thanx for the heads up.
i was so sleepy and tired this weekend because i've been putting in some marathon hours and late nites so when i get to the fade, i'm not focusing like i need to.
after too many deaths to count, i decided to start saving after every victory...no matter how small. i usually refrain from saving often but now...in the fade...oh it's on!
i'm diggin' my spirit powers...burning man is cool but the spirit is my dude...i hate magic wielding suckers...so i takes 'em out with my shrinkin' prison and ice powers.

anywho... thanx for sharing. i need to beat 2 more rooms and big boss here i come. i had a chance last nite but i decided it was better to come to work rested than to be one step closer in the fade.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on May 11, 2010, 01:13:56 pm
so who is picking up red dead redmption?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 11, 2010, 02:22:37 pm
so who is picking up red dead redmption?

baby is on the way but maaaaaaaaannnnnnn, i must have this game.
must.have.

and i havent beaten gta4, dragon age or fable 2 yet?
lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on May 11, 2010, 03:35:32 pm
so who is picking up red dead redmption?

I want to, but I haven't even started Fable 2 yet.  I gotta clear some of the other games first.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 12, 2010, 08:44:37 am
so who is picking up red dead redmption?

I want to, but I haven't even started Fable 2 yet.  I gotta clear some of the other games first.

i dont have a widescreen tv and all these new games are made for widescreen TV's.
i can't get full enjoyment of fable 2 because the text is too small and the screen is cutoff on the sides and sometimes the top.
aaargh! it's frustrating...that's why i stopped playing fable 2...but it's a fun game though.  i should be rich by now 'cuz it's been months since i've checked out my rental property.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 21, 2010, 08:36:11 am
Check out the main search page on Google

http://www.google.com/
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg214/shannynroc/pac-man.jpg)

It uses Pac-Man as its main theme in the logo for its 30th anniversary and check this out...

---you can really control the Pac-Man avatar using the direction keys on your keyboard!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 21, 2010, 10:34:22 am
Check out the main search page on Google

[url]http://www.google.com/[/url]
([url]http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg214/shannynroc/pac-man.jpg[/url])

It uses Pac-Man as its main theme in the logo for its 30th anniversary and check this out...

---you can really control the Pac-Man avatar using the direction keys on your keyboard!



okay, that's hot!

on a side note, Dragon Age has made me forget about Oblivion. Wooooow. I really love this game.
ps: i want red dead redemption. i really do. aaargh.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 21, 2010, 10:57:57 am
okay, that's hot!



That's not all...

When you click on the 'insert coin' box, Ms. Pac-Man appears. ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 22, 2010, 07:36:32 am
okay, that's hot!



That's not all...

When you click on the 'insert coin' box, Ms. Pac-Man appears. ;D

i know!
i clicked it on accident and the pac family appeared.2 for 1. coolness!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on June 03, 2010, 10:10:29 am
Mike Jordan is on the cover of NBA 2K11 due later this year..

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/06/michael-jordan-to-grace-cover-of-nba-2k11/1
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 03, 2010, 10:30:05 am
Mike Jordan is on the cover of NBA 2K11 due later this year..

[url]http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/06/michael-jordan-to-grace-cover-of-nba-2k11/1[/url]





H000ooo000o!!!(http://i35.tinypic.com/szvsjm.jpg)


Mr. Jordan's quote from the article:

"I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a big hit with gamers and basketball fans alike. I'm looking forward to getting back out onto the court, virtually. Let's hope they get my dunk from the foul line right."
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 03, 2010, 11:28:41 am
Just ordered Saw the videogame, cause u play as brotha WHOOO!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 03, 2010, 12:25:34 pm
I checked out Red Dead Redemption ( I still haven't started Fable 2 yet).  It's basically GTA: Old West, so if you like GTA you'll probably like RDR.  Instead of chillin' in your lambo or Hummer, you'll have to make due with a horse, though.  My favorite part of the game is Bounty Hunting!  Go into a desperado's camp guns a'blazin' and kill him or bring him back alive. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 03, 2010, 05:36:54 pm
i may cop Alpha protocol and that would be my last purchase. Mind you i still need to play and actually start oblivion, finish blue dragon, finish tales of vesperia, complete my good guy story in ME 1 to play ME2, play the femshepard in ME2,
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Greg on June 04, 2010, 08:35:27 am
Any Tekken fans up in here. I've been getting mighty obsessed with the recent one as of late. Every time I'm at my boy's place, that's all I ever wanna play.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 04, 2010, 08:42:44 am
Any Tekken fans up in here. I've been getting mighty obsessed with the recent one as of late. Every time I'm at my boy's place, that's all I ever wanna play.  ;D




Huge fan of the Tekken series...  I used to rock crazy combos with Jin and the... I forget the little female character's name  who does the crane-style slaps but honestly I stopped at Tekken 4 so I have no idea what version is out there now.

I love how the combat system improves with every iteration! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Greg on June 04, 2010, 08:48:03 am
Any Tekken fans up in here. I've been getting mighty obsessed with the recent one as of late. Every time I'm at my boy's place, that's all I ever wanna play.  ;D




Huge fan of the Tekken series...  I used to rock crazy combos with Jin and the... I forget the little female character's name  who does the crane-style slaps but honestly I stopped at Tekken 4 so I have no idea what version is out there now.

I love how the combat system improves with every iteration! ;D

First one I tried was Tekken 3 and was into Hwoarang, mostly due to not really knowing how to play and he was easily accessible. Overall, I was mostly a Street Fighter pusher and kicked everyone's ass in it among my group of friends when we'd hang out. They would get pissed at me for winning and then put Tekken on since everyone were equally good at it. Of course I sucked and would always complain to put Street Fighter back on.  ;D Eventually I got deadly with Bryan and Dragonov and started winning a ton of fights. Then Tekken 6 came about and now I'm getting vicious with Raven.  8)

Now if we put on Street Fighter, I complain to put Tekken back on.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 04, 2010, 10:24:41 am
I once was a fighting game OG!  The mob of challengers around Street Fighter II cabinets would part like the Red Sea when I walked into an arcade or the student union at ASU.  I was the MAN!  Tekken comes around and evens the field...I cut my teeth on Law, then King, then finally perfected my deadly art with Nina.  And all was well!  I played Tekken 6 recently and got the SH!T kicked out of me.  It may be time to hang up my virtual Keikogi!   :-[ :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Greg on June 04, 2010, 10:40:46 am
I once was a fighting game OG!  The mob of challengers around Street Fighter II cabinets would part like the Red Sea when I walked into an arcade or the student union at ASU.  I was the MAN!  Tekken comes around and evens the field...I cut my teeth on Law, then King, then finally perfected my deadly art with Nina.  And all was well!  I played Tekken 6 recently and got the SH!T kicked out of me.  It may be time to hang up my virtual Keikogi!   :-[ :'(

Oh heck nah! Master Splinter never stopped kicking ass, did he? You must train your fighting game fu! Hop to it!

And man, I can't get into SF2 at all. Just not my type of game. Hilarious, last time I played it, my brother and I put it on one star difficulty and was getting our asses canned!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 04, 2010, 12:21:59 pm
I once was a fighting game OG!  The mob of challengers around Street Fighter II cabinets would part like the Red Sea when I walked into an arcade or the student union at ASU.  I was the MAN!  Tekken comes around and evens the field...I cut my teeth on Law, then King, then finally perfected my deadly art with Nina.  And all was well!  I played Tekken 6 recently and got the SH!T kicked out of me.  It may be time to hang up my virtual Keikogi!   :-[ :'(

Oh heck nah! Master Splinter never stopped kicking ass, did he? You must train your fighting game fu! Hop to it!

And man, I can't get into SF2 at all. Just not my type of game. Hilarious, last time I played it, my brother and I put it on one star difficulty and was getting our asses canned!  ;D ;D ;D


I'll probably pick up the Tekken stick again.  Nina will rise once more!!  Man, SF2 was all my friends and I played in high school.  We played that game like it was a job.  It got to the point where we could hold down a game for HOURS in an arcade, taking on all comers.  We would let the opponent pick our characters, it didn't matter.  SF2 will always be the number 1 fighter to me.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 04, 2010, 05:30:03 pm
I'll probably pick up the Tekken stick again.  Nina will rise once more!!  Man, SF2 was all my friends and I played in high school.  We played that game like it was a job.  It got to the point where we could hold down a game for HOURS in an arcade, taking on all comers.  We would let the opponent pick our characters, it didn't matter.  SF2 will always be the number 1 fighter to me.
I challenge you in SF4 (if you have it) BmoreAkuma Xbox 360. Im just curious
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Greg on June 05, 2010, 10:31:05 am
I just found out they're making the movie of the Suffering video game with my dude Chiwetel Ejiofor as Torque?!?! Has anyone else heard about this?! Why is this now news to me?!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 05, 2010, 06:24:31 pm
Well i guess itll have a new movie that have maryland in it
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 05, 2010, 11:44:27 pm
I just found out they're making the movie of the Suffering video game with my dude Chiwetel Ejiofor as Torque?!?! Has anyone else heard about this?! Why is this now news to me?!  :o :o :o

I love the suffering series, so I been following this for a long ass time. It stated to be coming out june 2011 I believe.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 06, 2010, 05:23:21 pm
I just played the demo to backbreaker and it may have some issues but it gives you realism of the game. The entirely of the character you select you are in 3rd person running the football. You will be running with "blinders" on but you know where your opponent is coming from if you pay attention to the ball carrier head.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 06, 2010, 09:45:10 pm
I'll probably pick up the Tekken stick again.  Nina will rise once more!!  Man, SF2 was all my friends and I played in high school.  We played that game like it was a job.  It got to the point where we could hold down a game for HOURS in an arcade, taking on all comers.  We would let the opponent pick our characters, it didn't matter.  SF2 will always be the number 1 fighter to me.
I challenge you in SF4 (if you have it) BmoreAkuma Xbox 360. Im just curious

I wish I could.  I'm not on live anymore, canceled a little while back and I really don't miss it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 07, 2010, 08:31:21 am
I once was a fighting game OG!  The mob of challengers around Street Fighter II cabinets would part like the Red Sea when I walked into an arcade or the student union at ASU.  I was the MAN!  Tekken comes around and evens the field...I cut my teeth on Law, then King,



Oh yeah, KING! :D    Now I remember!

If you know how to execute all of his wrestling moves, the game takes on a totally different playstyle
...your opponent is constantly afraid to get grappled! ;D 

So when your opponent retreats, just beat up thier legs! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 15, 2010, 12:56:02 pm
how in the hell do i beat these lil' azz dwarves in the Gauntlet?
They keep whoopin' my azz.
Aaargh.
the leader and his 2nd in command are rockin' magical armor and weapons i know...
jeeez.

oh, the game is Dragon Age: Origins, and i've lost to them at least 10times already.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on June 15, 2010, 02:36:46 pm
Been playing Saw......up to the part where i have to kill this fat ass dude.......he is tough to beat.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 15, 2010, 06:50:12 pm
Just "finished" Red Dead Redemption.  It's a pretty decent game and I ended up a Legend of the West.  The only thing funky is that when you complete the story part of the game, you can't go back and finish certain challenges even though you're still playing missions and bounty hunting.  Overall, it's a solid game.  I guess I can finally get around to Fable II now.  Unless something better comes along.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on June 16, 2010, 02:29:40 pm
Currently playing red dead redemption.   Very tempted to pick up Transformers after playing demo on live
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 16, 2010, 02:46:19 pm
Currently playing red dead redemption.   Very tempted to pick up Transformers after playing demo on live

so i download the game and i try to play transformers but my internet went out.
who knew it was multiplayer only.
so, is it really that good?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on June 18, 2010, 01:19:35 pm
well the multiplayer works for me.   Hoping the single player is right
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 20, 2010, 06:50:17 am
(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/arthas1010/starcraft2battlereport.jpg)
Launching July 27...





It's about damn time...! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on August 05, 2010, 05:04:08 pm
HOLY sh*t I'M Sooo Geekin Out NERDGASM!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6U7jZ-qMfI&feature=related



Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 06, 2010, 07:22:09 am
HOLY sh*t I'M Sooo Geekin Out NERDGASM!!!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6U7jZ-qMfI&feature=related[/url]






I have seen the face of the video game GOD!!!!!  *melting*
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 06, 2010, 11:25:45 am
MvC3 Thor

Everyone been wairing for him and now we got'em...nuff said.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVnR91M6JzE
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on August 06, 2010, 12:00:00 pm
I have seen the face of the video game GOD!!!!!  *melting*
yOU JUST DONT' KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM! This was the sh*t I always wanted as little kid. AND NOW IT HAS COME TO PASS


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Pjw5U_2Yn3g/SFW4oIddMgI/AAAAAAAAADg/WalktodbiqY/s320/homer%2Bdrool%2B2%5B1%5D.JPG)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on August 11, 2010, 07:23:45 am
downloaded scott pilgrim on the ps3,  old school beat em up.  It was  pretty tight
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 11, 2010, 09:58:39 am
Last night...I lost a great friend.  I spent countless hours of companionship and enjoyment with this friend.  I sat down in my chair, pressed the X on the controller...3 Red Lights of Death!!!!!  ARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!  Yes, my Xbox is gone, but I'm going to try and Winter Soldier him this weekend.  Wish me luck!  :'(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 11, 2010, 02:57:39 pm
downloaded scott pilgrim on the ps3,  old school beat em up.  It was  pretty tight

evil ps3. that aint right. glad 2 know it's a good movie.

Last night...I lost a great friend.  I spent countless hours of companionship and enjoyment with this friend.  I sat down in my chair, pressed the X on the controller...3 Red Lights of Death!!!!!  ARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!  Yes, my Xbox is gone, but I'm going to try and Winter Soldier him this weekend.  Wish me luck!  :'(

Good luck brother! i'm sooo sorry to hear that. i hated it when i got my first (and only) RROD.  (have u considered the new slim xbox with the 250gig HD?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 11, 2010, 08:21:25 pm
downloaded scott pilgrim on the ps3,  old school beat em up.  It was  pretty tight

evil ps3. that aint right. glad 2 know it's a good movie.

Last night...I lost a great friend.  I spent countless hours of companionship and enjoyment with this friend.  I sat down in my chair, pressed the X on the controller...3 Red Lights of Death!!!!!  ARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!  Yes, my Xbox is gone, but I'm going to try and Winter Soldier him this weekend.  Wish me luck!  :'(

Good luck brother! i'm sooo sorry to hear that. i hated it when i got my first (and only) RROD.  (have u considered the new slim xbox with the 250gig HD?

I considered it...but my wife and two kids decided they wanted silly things like food and shelter! LOL  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Afro Samurai on August 11, 2010, 09:52:19 pm
Saw 2 the videogame is coming out and you play as a black man again. I am mad hype for this.......I need to get 360 back.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 17, 2010, 10:39:52 pm
...and for you gamers!!!  BAMM! (http://hudlinentertainment.com/smf/index.php?topic=6594.0)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 25, 2010, 02:19:23 pm
(http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/arthas1010/starcraft2battlereport.jpg)

Battle Report:

Here are two really, really good Starcraft 2 players in a televised competitive match...

Matt Cooper   Vs.  David Kim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUpRonvuqw&feature=fvw
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 15, 2010, 05:52:16 am
HALO REACH NINJAS!!!!

I had to decline a basketball game with my co-workers to play this. (note i dont play FPS)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 15, 2010, 07:52:35 am
This head to head thing reminds me of the old Starcade TV show from the 80s.  I wonder if it has a chance at a comeback due to the huge video game market now.


([url]http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/arthas1010/starcraft2battlereport.jpg[/url])

Battle Report:

Here are two really, really good Starcraft 2 players in a televised competitive match...

Matt Cooper   Vs.  David Kim

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUpRonvuqw&feature=fvw[/url]
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 16, 2010, 09:49:24 am
This head to head thing reminds me of the old Starcade TV show from the 80s.  I wonder if it has a chance at a comeback due to the huge video game market now.





Starcade TV show from the 80s?   Was that a Saturday morning program or something?

As you probably already know, video game competitions have always existed as far as I can remember;  Back-in-th'-day, I knew a brotha in my high school who won a prize in a video game competition for staying on the Atari 2600 Asteroids version on the highest setting for several hours against several opponents...  His prize, an Atari 5200 game console. ;D
I knew this other guy who could turnover the score multiple times on the coin-operated version of Space Invaders Deluxe and Defender for several hours.  See, back in those day, it was all about defeating the computer AI now it's all about defeating other human players.  ...And all that arcade style, gaming excitement has shifted online into virtual worlds.

I do know that the online video game market has become fiercely competitive mainly because there's prize money involved;  I'm talking a take-home check of $30,000.00+ from some rumors.  Some players have actually made a career of this.

What I was hoping for, was that a forum member here would enter one of those Blizzard Entertainment sponsored events and represent as "HEF" or I dunno... "The Wakandans"  or something but I don't think anyone here is as good as the worst player you'd find at battle dot net.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 16, 2010, 11:02:43 am
This head to head thing reminds me of the old Starcade TV show from the 80s.  I wonder if it has a chance at a comeback due to the huge video game market now.





Starcade TV show from the 80s?   Was that a Saturday morning program or something?

As you probably already know, video game competitions have always existed as far as I can remember;  Back-in-th'-day, I knew a brotha in my high school who won a prize in a video game competition for staying on the Atari 2600 Asteroids version on the highest setting for several hours against several opponents...  His prize, an Atari 7800 game console. ;D
I knew this other guy who could turnover the score multiple times on the coin-operated version of Space Invaders Deluxe and Defender for several hours.  See, back in those day, it was all about defeating the computer AI now it's all about defeating other human players.  ...And all that arcade style, gaming excitement has shifted online into virtual worlds.

I do know that the online video game market has become fiercely competitive mainly because there's prize money involved;  I'm talking a take-home check of $30,000.00+ from some rumors.  Some players have actually made a career of this.

What I was hoping for, was that a forum member here would enter one of those Blizzard Entertainment sponsored events and represent as "HEF" or I dunno... "The Wakandans"  or something but I don't think anyone here is as good as the worst player you'd find at battle dot net.


I think you're right about that.  My days of video game dominance are behind me...and that's a stark, cold reality to admit!  ;D  I was a monster on Street Fighter back in the day, won a mall SF tournament in Jacksonville, FL when I was on a visit to my brother back in 1992.  And I used to routinely take on all comers in our Student Union and at the local arcades.  Made a lot of loot that supplemented my income while a struggling college student to boot!  Now a days...I never even go online to play on Xbox Live (cancelled my subscription) and I haven't played a competitive FPS or strategy PC game online in years.  Now it's all about the personal enjoyment of the game...or that's what I tell myself!  :'( ;D  Anyhow, now that I think about it, doesn't G4TV televise a few gaming tournaments throughout the year?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 16, 2010, 04:25:46 pm
No but SyFY is airing a "tournament" called Ultimate Gamer
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 16, 2010, 05:45:22 pm
I'll check my local listings for that one. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 17, 2010, 07:28:36 am
Anyhow, now that I think about it, doesn't G4TV televise a few gaming tournaments throughout the year?




I don't know for certain but if G4TV wants to gain a larger viewership the network would be wise to seize that opportunity.  I was flippin' through channels late last night and saw that SPIKE TV had a show called Ultimate Gamer where 2 teams of gamers competing against each other  in a some sort Counter-Strike styled FPS arena for various prizes.  It was crazy... ;D
...but it looked as if the players were having fun which is what it's all about.
Next week, the show will present a wrestling game competition, now  that should be fun to watch!


Quote
I was a monster on Street Fighter back in the day, won a mall SF tournament in Jacksonville, FL when I was on a visit to my brother back in 1992.  And I used to routinely take on all comers in our Student Union and at the local arcades.  Made a lot of loot that supplemented my income while a struggling college student to boot! ---T. Biggums



Oh, word...? ;)   Cool...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on September 17, 2010, 07:36:31 am
Anyhow, now that I think about it, doesn't G4TV televise a few gaming tournaments throughout the year?




I don't know for certain but if G4TV wants to gain a larger viewership the network would be wise to seize that opportunity.  I was flippin' through channels late last night and saw that SPIKE TV had a show called Ultimate Gamer where 2 teams of gamers competing against each other  in a some sort Counter-Strike styled FPS arena for various prizes.  It was crazy... ;D
...but it looked as if the players were having fun which is what it's all about.
Next week, the show will present a wrestling game competition, now  that should be fun to watch!


Quote
I was a monster on Street Fighter back in the day, won a mall SF tournament in Jacksonville, FL when I was on a visit to my brother back in 1992.  And I used to routinely take on all comers in our Student Union and at the local arcades.  Made a lot of loot that supplemented my income while a struggling college student to boot! ---T. Biggums



Oh, word...? ;)   Cool...


I'll have to look for that on SpikeTV.  And yeah, man...we used to bet on video game matches when I was in college.  In the Union, the Arcade...where ever...we used to put 1, 5, 10 dollars down and you could make a nice little video game stipend off of playing Street Fighter II.  My friends and I used to play that game like it was a job putting in between 4 and 6 hours at a time.  It was like being a pool hustler some days...let a guy (or girl) win the first round or the game and sucker them into betting more cash! LOL  SFII and SFII Championship Edition used to draw huge crowds back then.  Ahhhh, the memories.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 17, 2010, 07:45:02 am
No but SyFY is airing a "tournament" called Ultimate Gamer



...wait a minute...   I missed this post above.

It wasn't SPIKE TV, it was SyFy channel that had this Ultimate Gamer show on last night.  My bad. :-[
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on September 22, 2010, 07:56:09 am
HALO Reach anybody?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on October 03, 2010, 09:03:16 pm
Just put in a pre-order for the Xbox 360 Slim Arcade Kinect Bundle...

Selling my Wii to fund it... it's served me well over the last 2 years, but I'm hoping they will release enough content for the motion genre until they roll out the new hardware in '12..

This is only the 4gb version though..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 23, 2010, 08:06:55 am
Introducing the Witch Doctor class in Diablo 3...

(http://gza.gameriot.com/content/images/view_321046_1_1230276747.jpg)



and the Witch Doctor in action...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H0RJdLt9ok
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on October 25, 2010, 09:45:41 am
Fallout : new vegas last week, Fable 3 this week.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on October 25, 2010, 11:12:07 am
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II tomorrow!  WOOHOO!!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 25, 2010, 03:44:16 pm
Introducing the Witch Doctor class in Diablo 3...

([url]http://gza.gameriot.com/content/images/view_321046_1_1230276747.jpg[/url])



and the Witch Doctor in action...
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H0RJdLt9ok[/url]


I was watching Blizzcon and the girl in this costume should have won..she was one of the 5 finalist but didnt even place.  It was kind of a surprise she didnt.  All body paint too.

HQ Video of the 5 finalist...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LlDsBkQ08
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 02, 2010, 08:03:54 am
I was watching Blizzcon and the girl in this costume should have won..she was one of the 5 finalist but didnt even place.  It was kind of a surprise she didnt.  All body paint too.

HQ Video of the 5 finalist...  [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LlDsBkQ08[/url]






Yeah...   all of the participants look great!   I'm especially impressed by the Witch Doctor costume!  Really nice...


Why...oh, why the hell are the emcees doing short interviews with the contestants simultaneously?  (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/17.gif)  That's so clumsy! :-[
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on November 02, 2010, 09:02:50 pm
I was watching Blizzcon and the girl in this costume should have won..she was one of the 5 finalist but didnt even place.  It was kind of a surprise she didnt.  All body paint too.

HQ Video of the 5 finalist...  [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LlDsBkQ08[/url]






Yeah...   all of the participants look great!   I'm especially impressed by the Witch Doctor costume!  Really nice...


Why...oh, why the hell are the emcees doing short interviews with the contestants simultaneously?  ([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/17.gif[/url])  That's so clumsy! :-[


I actually thought it was pretty funny...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 04, 2010, 08:02:07 pm
1. Tah, can you dress up like the witch doctor please babe?

2. How many Kinect owners do we have here? Did you own/sell your Wii in order to get it?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 05, 2010, 06:22:08 am
1. Tah, can you dress up like the witch doctor please babe?

2. How many Kinect owners do we have here? Did you own/sell your Wii in order to get it?
I mean honestly if i want to "kinect" i can go get the Wii.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on November 05, 2010, 08:23:22 pm
Picking one up on Monday.. already sold my Wii, and now I'm a bit pissed that the Netflix hasn't been added to the new dashboard...

Also noticed some issues with menu control in a couple of the stores... but haven't seen anyone try out voice commands to say yea or nay yet...

Still, I have no remorse for making the decision to move from the Wii to the Xbox...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 05, 2010, 08:28:47 pm
Seems like no major gadget launch goes by without a little controversy, and Microsoft's marvelous new motion- and face-detecting camera is no exception.
By far the biggest ruckus was sparked by GameSpot, which noted in a recent story that the Kinect camera had trouble recognizing two "dark-skinned" GameSpot staffers even after multiples tries and calibrations, while "lighter-skinned" users were "consistently" identified with no problems.
While the employees in question were still able to jump around and play games like every other Kinect tester, the camera only sporadically identified the face of one of the gamers, while Kinect completely failed to ID the other — a glaring problem, GameSpot said, given that one of the most highly touted features of Kinect is that it's supposed to recognize users and sign them in automatically.


Read the full article : Kinect isnt racist, and its not spying on you, Microsoft promises (http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_technews/kinect-isnt-racist-and-its-not-spying-on-you-microsoft-promises)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 06, 2010, 01:37:29 am
I don't understand...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/1.jpg)
What happened?

How did a  Massive Multiplayer On-line game this cool looking go 'belly-up' this summer  6 months from its launch date?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WhOTrc5554


Benjamin explains...

http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-08-28/apb_time_to_ready_up_the_graveyard,1.shtml

...so do the CyberneticPunks...

http://www.cyberneticpunks.com/article-list/featured/the-truth-behind-apbs-failure-1134
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 10, 2010, 10:18:22 am
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/gaz.gif)  Over A Video Game?!  OMG This is nation-wide!!!

Local gamers stay up late for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops'
By HALEY HUGHES
"Call of Duty: Black Ops," the new installment in the intensely popular "Call of Duty" video game line, was released at midnight to what was estimated to be several hundred fans at both GameStop stores.

At least 150 customers were expected at the Whiskey Road GameStop. Those who preordered a copy were given a number and allowed into the store first while those who hadn't preordered waited in line longer.

GameStop opened more than 4,000 locations across the country for the midnight release of "Call of Duty: Black Ops," which represents the largest number of stores opened for a midnight launch event in GameStop history, according to the company's website.

Target Manager Aaron Quick said copies will be available in the store's electronics department at 8 a.m. when the doors open.

Customers won't have to trek back to the store's main check-out registers, he said, as dedicated registers will be open in the electronics department.

"They can grab it and be out in five minutes," Quick said. "We are definitely expecting high demand. Its predecessor was probably the largest seller in history."

The game's prequel, "Modern Warfare 2" sold 4.7 million copies on day one and became the second-bestselling video game of all time in the United States.

It was so popular, GameStop customer Brandon Spradley said, because it "kind of sets you in more reality than any other game. A lot of guys I know who are in the military like it. They say it's like stuff they really do."

"Black Ops," a first-person shooter game, offers players customizable weaponry and a broader range of weapons like ballistic knives and pyrotechnic shells. Actors Gary Oldman and Ed Harris lent their voices to the game, which takes place during the Cold War era in the jungles of Cuba, Laos and Vietnam.

Guy-Claude Guerrier is excited about the meld of "Halo," "Black Ops" and "Call of Duty" genres.

"I am looking forward to the great camera work and being able to customize my character and make it more RPG (role-playing game)," he said.

An engineer by day and gamer by night, Guerrier has been playing video games since he was 10.

What keeps him coming back for more?

"It's the out-of-life experiences you get," he said.




Would you like to know more? (http://www.aikenstandard.com/Local/1109BlackOps)
http://www.aikenstandard.com/Local/1109BlackOps

Police are searching for two suspects who are believed to have robbed a Game Stop store
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/herald-review.com/content/tncms/assets/editorial/3/53/b57/353b5744-ec94-11df-bd19-001cc4c002e0-revisions/4cda3c617affb.image.jpg)
SOUND OFF...!   One, Two!!!

BEL AIR, Md. - In the video game "Call of Duty - Black Ops," the player becomes a foot soldier with firearms. Robbers got close to that role Saturday night.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office says two men armed with semi-automatic handguns went inside the Game Stop store at the Festival in Bel Air around closing time and took over 100 of the games that are set to be released Tuesday, Xbox game systems, and cash.

"We are getting toward the holiday season and people are hard pressed for cash, I suppose. We live in a bad economy and it pushes people to do things they really shouldn't do," said Kelly McCutcheon, a Game Stop customer.

Would you like to know more? (http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/crime_checker/harford_county_crime/police-are-searching-for-two-suspects-who-are-believed-to-have-robbed-a-game-stop-store)
http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/crime_checker/harford_county_crime/police-are-searching-for-two-suspects-who-are-believed-to-have-robbed-a-game-stop-store
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 10, 2010, 10:25:34 am
Believe The Hype! (http://www.youtube.com/user/CALLOFDUTY?v=OPTOVQFRggI&feature=pyv&ad=7240703492&kw=playstation)



http://www.youtube.com/user/CALLOFDUTY?v=OPTOVQFRggI&feature=pyv&ad=7240703492&kw=playstation
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 17, 2010, 09:10:59 am
Here's an oldie but goodie! 
Westwood Studios is offering Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun as a free download from its popular real-time strategy series,  Command & Conquer: The First Decade DVD collection. Get it while its hot!  ...but remember, you need an Unzip application like WinZip or WinRar to open it up.

(http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt336/rouillardranch/jejones.jpg)(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i139/shinymouse/biehn.jpg)

What's also interesting to note is James Earl Jones (Star Wars, Lion King and Coming To America) and Michael Biehn (from The Terminator) play characters in most of the cut-scenes between missions so if you're into old school campy, Sci Fi Channel-styled television shows then, this game is for you.

http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic?sourceid=eag1321
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 21, 2010, 03:24:08 pm
Y'know, I was playing around with Wii with some family members and noticed potential that the new gameplay mechanics and virtual dynamics of motion sensor games could bring:
Imagine...
Any EA sportsgame where you have to literally motion your arm as quarterback in a Madden title or motion your arm to sink a 3 pointer as a  forward  in a NBA title?


Crazy, eh?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 21, 2010, 04:27:14 pm
Y'know, I was playing around with Wii with some family members and noticed the new gameplay mechanics and virtual dynamics of motion sensor games could bring:
Imagine...
Any EA sportsgame where you have to literally motion your arm as quarterback in a Madden title or motion your arm to sink a 3 pointer as forward  in a NBA title?


Crazy, eh?
I guess you missed this
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQxc1yi9JVzdbqYNmRb1Sz38pO0s2AQhRoOV1IzCjJLh87cL6-yHg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on December 01, 2010, 10:17:50 am
Fallout New Vegas has become a time suck.   
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 01, 2010, 11:02:48 am
Yeah, yeah... 
---but is it fun?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 01, 2010, 12:57:15 pm
Yeah, yeah... 
---but is it fun?
You have to be kidding me. I smell "kinect" bias here.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 01, 2010, 02:43:47 pm
No, I'm not kidding around...   I still have the original Fallout CD for Win95, and Fallout 2. When I first played Fallout, I thought it was deep, strange, very detailed-oriented and at times, hilarious.  Does this updated version contain any of those qualities that the original had?  Is it fun? (I always ask this question whenever a new video game comes out)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on December 06, 2010, 10:07:46 am
has been fun, has been twisted.   Has more of the original humor than 3 did.    Not as nasty though
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 06, 2010, 04:01:20 pm
Cataclysm at midnight!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 18, 2010, 04:04:50 pm
For fun,  I started a Warcraft III account...  Damn, there's hardly anyone playing this anymore but I'm representing HEF to the fullest! :)

http://classic.battle.net/war3/ladder/war3-player-profile.aspx?Gateway=Azeroth&PlayerName=HEF
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on December 20, 2010, 09:02:56 am
I'm addicted to Angry birds on the iPhone.  It's one of those little destructive games that just draws you in.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 21, 2011, 08:36:27 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/Barb_01.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/Wiz_01.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/Witchd_02.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/Barb_02.jpg)
MORTAL KOMBAT!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNaT19XM6SM
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 14, 2011, 09:15:18 am
Marvel vs Capcom 3 is released and if you beat the game with Storm then you'll see a certain character who would make an appearance
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 14, 2011, 04:19:01 pm
Marvel vs Capcom 3 is released and if you beat the game with Storm then you'll see a certain character who would make an appearance





...yeah, I wonder who that character  would be? ;D

Yo, check it out...

From GameInformer, issue# 215, March 2011
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/icet_02.jpg)
The Original Gamer

Interview:  ICE-T


Whenever we talk to athletes, they all seem to game. Is it like that in Hip-Hop now?

ICE-T: What people don't understand is that the video game industry broke right alongside the Hip-Hop industry. Video games, Hip-Hop, skateboards; all kind of broke during the 80s. I had everything - the Ataris, the Segas. We grew up with it.  The other thing they forget is that a lot of musicians spend thier days on tour buses.  If you've ever been on a tour bus, there's nothing much to do.  In the back of the tour bus they'll have a video game system.  You start to learn to play the games. I've seen cats start a tour where they don't really game, and by the end, they're trying to get you to play them.  You get hooked.




Obviously, it's a lot different now, because games have become so mainstream. But back in the 80s, games were percieved as more of a nerdy thing.


ICE-T: I don't think so, though, I guess in the nerd world, it was considered that. But there's a lot mistakes [people make] with Hip-Hop.  People watch us and they might pick up the low-riding and all that, but they miss the humor. We're still kids; we're just like y'all.  We still fu(k around; we still do pranks - all that same stuff is part of our make-up. So we really don't look at it as nerdy, we look at it as something to do.  Go into a crack house, and they might have a video game!  There's nothing I found that burns time like video games. I've always said that if you put games in the prison system, cats would get out of jail and be like, "Hold up, I gotta go finish this level." [laughs]  So I'm here to say that it's an absolute misconception that gaming is nerdy.  I've been in some dangerous goddamn spots and there's been a console there.



Do you go back to the Atari 2600 and arcade days?

ICE-T: Absolutely. My first game system was an Atari, and I had a Nintendo.  When I first started making money, if you see my episode of MTV Cribs, I had the actual video arcade games in my house.  I had the first Mortal Kombat, the first Virtua Fighter, the first NBA Jam.  I bought the arcade games because I found a place in L.A. where I could buy them.  They were like $5,000, but I had them down in the studio in my house.
But back to the nerd stuff, I think there is a nerd side to it when you get too deep into it.
One thing they do now, I've noticed, is that they have these platform wars, like "XBOX is better than Playstation."  That's nerdy to me.  What the fu(k is the matter with you?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2011, 09:27:24 am
Wow! I'm playing MARVEL vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds right now on a kiosk at GameStop!
The gameplay is superb!
I chose Storm, She-Hulk (of course!) and Doctor Doom (Doom is for assists) and the fighting controls is  slicker, and smoother than previous versions of MARVEL vs Capcom...  
Y'know what's gonna happen on youtube...?  ...players are gonna post humiliating replays from on line battles and tournaments!  :)

Long time fans and new fans are gonna be disappointed with the roster list of fighters in MARVEL vs. Capcom 3.  For example,    Black Panther is not a unlockable character. Gambit is missing and on the Capcom side of things,  Stryder is missing and so is Mega-Man.  I do remember seeing  that character from Devil May Cry in the selection list...  

But there are some newer characters in the fighter list like Dormanmmu and that new female weapon X character everyone's talking about...  Taskmaster is unlockable, so is Sentinel. On the Capcom side, Hsien-Ko.


EDIT: Just got taken down by the A.I. ;D

She-Hulk in action!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qICzuLxp048&feature=related



Queen Ororo in action!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZVPwjv0oK0&NR=1
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 20, 2011, 09:53:25 am
Already the 2011 MARVEL vs CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds tournaments have begun...!

Round 1 highlights covered by GameSpot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UfSMRhR8r4
Title: Combination NES/SNES/Genesis clone-system
Post by: Hypestyle on February 21, 2011, 03:06:59 pm
Gaming experts, help me out--   8)

http://tinyurl.com/4trk2rn

This is the first time I've seen anything like this.. anybody ever tried out something like this?

during the heyday of all these systems, the only one I owned was the NES, and even then, I was a senior in high school, and I barely played it before leaving home; I had to hide it from my mother because my Intellivision had apparently contributed to the early demise of the televisions it was hooked up to so Mama Hype had mad beef with vid-game systems..

I know the PS3- Xbox-360 and even the Wii are considered the fly systems now, but I'm not feeling the price-tag for the base systems..

Side note-- anybody know of clone-versions of the Intellivision?   ;)
Title: Re: Combination NES/SNES/Genesis clone-system
Post by: Battle on February 22, 2011, 07:04:10 am
Gaming experts, help me out--   8)

[url]http://tinyurl.com/4trk2rn[/url]

Side note-- anybody know of clone-versions of the Intellivision?   ;)





I do remember the Intellivision having a clone even at the height of its popularity in the early 80s manufactured by Sears/Roebuck Inc. which had an ivory-colored  case design in place of the wood grain brown of the original.

Unless you're a collector, there really is no point in purchasing any of those classic cartridge-based systems (Atari xxxx/ Intellivision/NES/ whatever) because many of the programs are available through an emulator called MAME that can run all of those games on a modern PC.  Also, there is a compilation DVD of every Intellivision game ever made available for the XBOX 360.

Ironically enough, the latest gaming mobile gadget, the Sony NGP, is rumoured to be using a cartridge based system with downloadable content
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 04, 2011, 06:31:31 pm
This post should actually be in the Latest Flicks section but maybe it should fall into this thread instead.

I'll bet NO ONE remembers or even heard of this movie in the TOTALLY AWESOME, early 80s. Here's the trailer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUuL1vOuxas
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 26, 2011, 09:29:03 am
Banned Serena commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZoa8a3EsE
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 27, 2011, 09:03:37 am
Banned Serena commercial.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZoa8a3EsE[/url]




Aww-w-w man!  Youtube took it down! >:(

I've heard about this controversy the other day but couldn't find the video anywhere. 

Question:

What does the banned Serena commercial have to do w/ gaming?(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif)?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 27, 2011, 04:11:06 pm
Banned Serena commercial.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZoa8a3EsE[/url]




Aww-w-w man!  Youtube took it down! >:(

I've heard about this controversy the other day but couldn't find the video anywhere. 

Question:

What does the banned Serena commercial have to do w/ gaming?([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif[/url])?



It (the commercial) was for Sega's Tennis 2K11 game.
Serena was all hyped about it til she saw the final edit. I dont think saw knew all those porno moans were gonna be in it.

It was her opponent in the commercial who posted it to the web, not knowing that Serena was unhappy with the final product.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 28, 2011, 01:17:27 am
Banned Serena commercial.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItZoa8a3EsE[/url]




Aww-w-w man!  Youtube took it down! >:(

I've heard about this controversy the other day but couldn't find the video anywhere. 

Question:

What does the banned Serena commercial have to do w/ gaming?([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif[/url])?



It (the commercial) was for Sega's Tennis 2K11 game.
Serena was all hyped about it til she saw the final edit. I dont think saw knew all those porno moans were gonna be in it.

It was her opponent in the commercial who posted it to the web, not knowing that Serena was unhappy with the final product.


BAMM!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tKeAj6Kgj0
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 28, 2011, 09:36:08 am
Wow!(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/11.gif) 
Thanks, Marvelous...   that video made my day!   Woooo! :P :o



...and besides, Vic...  those "Uungh!" sound effects are not 'porno moans'.  Those are sounds pro tennis players make when they swing thier rackets; I think the sounds are pitched digitally.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 28, 2011, 09:53:17 am
sighes and as usual overly concerned "parents" whining over some bullsh*t. This is just as silly as the complaints about "the battle of fallujah" game or the complaints of the "mexican drug cartel" game.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 28, 2011, 11:21:45 am
sighes and as usual overly concerned "parents" whining over some bullsh*t. This is just as silly as the complaints about "the battle of fallujah" game or the complaints of the "mexican drug cartel" game.

So basically if they don't want to hear any beefing, Video Game developers can't use any theater of war in which we are currently involved?


Here comes Medal Of Honor 6: Panama Turkeyshoot.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 28, 2011, 11:36:02 am

So basically if they don't want to hear any beefing, Video Game developers can't use any theater of war in which we are currently involved?


Here comes Medal Of Honor 6: Panama Turkeyshoot.




HA Ha HAH!(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/18.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 28, 2011, 06:35:55 pm

So basically if they don't want to hear any beefing, Video Game developers can't use any theater of war in which we are currently involved?


Here comes Medal Of Honor 6: Panama Turkeyshoot.
Pretty much The Mexican government is banning "call of juarez" never mind that country had that problem for decades. Six days of Fallujah controversy lead to the company to go bankrupt.

BTW "debate" from

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3932989/six-days-in-fallujah/
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 29, 2011, 11:27:35 am

So basically if they don't want to hear any beefing, Video Game developers can't use any theater of war in which we are currently involved?


Here comes Medal Of Honor 6: Panama Turkeyshoot.
Pretty much The Mexican government is banning "call of juarez" never mind that country had that problem for decades. Six days of Fallujah controversy lead to the company to go bankrupt.

BTW "debate" from

[url]http://video.foxnews.com/v/3932989/six-days-in-fallujah/[/url]

Huh.

Every other Latin American country's Telenovelas feature "Narcos" heavily. Its a bit of a sore point in Mexico for obvious reasons-nobody want to produce a Narco soap and end up getting shot, because they don't like how they are portrayed.

The Mexican government  are going to have to do a whole lot of banning, then. Including thier own folk music-Narcocorridos with songs like "El Cherokee Del Murte" The (Jeep) Cherokee of Death. No, I'm not making this ish up.

Maybe the thought of a bunch of Gringos in Silicon Valley getting in on the Narco-explotation bandwagon was the last straw. ???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 29, 2011, 11:33:17 am
Maybe the thought of a bunch of Gringos in Silicon Valley getting in on the Narco-explotation bandwagon was the last straw. ???



Have you seen the level of detail in any of these video games today?   These video games don't look anything like Pong or Ms. Pac-Man anymore! :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 29, 2011, 01:16:21 pm
Maybe the thought of a bunch of Gringos in Silicon Valley getting in on the Narco-explotation bandwagon was the last straw. ???



Have you seen the level of detail in any of these video games today?   These video games don't like anything like Pong or Ms. Pac-Man anymore! :-\

This is true. It must not be much fun to play a video game where dudes that look(well, video game dudes always look kinda zombie-like to me, but you see what I mean) exactly like you and your relatives are getting blown the &#$% away.

Hell if I were Middle Eastern, I'd probably hate video games right about now.  Don't know that suing is the answer, though.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 29, 2011, 01:32:14 pm
Quote
Don't know that suing is the answer, though.  --- ViC Vega



I agee.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 06, 2011, 04:44:40 am
Ever wonder what happened to your favorite video game characters?


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Gauntlet_game_flyer.png)
It's a dark and sordid tale.


Linky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC9lsVcoRKc
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on April 06, 2011, 11:31:09 am
... who has played Spider-Man shattered dimensions?  There's supposed to be this new game in the works as well, script by Peter David.. (I don't have any next-gen systems, I'll have to do without for now..)  :-\  

just last week I bought a rvf cable-adapter attachment and, to my surprise, my old Intellivision console, untouched for years, booted up just fine .. time for Tron Deadly Discs... 8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 06, 2011, 02:10:39 pm
Ha HaH! :)
Tron Deadly Discs on Intellivision was my best friend, Omar's most popular game we used to play back-in-th'-day,  Hype!  Dag, man... you went way back...   back into time!  Talkin' 'bout, back in Far Rockaway early EARLY 80's!!!



EDIT:  Here we go...!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq8e-jQ3xqA
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 13, 2011, 09:48:59 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFhall_01.jpg)
Jason Hall, Video Game Entrepreneur

 
Jason Hall, the man who founded Monolith,  a Kirkland, Washington-based computer game developer best known for such titles as Aliens vs. Predator, No One Lives Forever, The Matrix Online, F.E.A.R.  and Tron 2.0 which was recently acquired by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment in 2004 making Mr. Hall one of the most important CEOs in thier staff.

http://www.warnerbros.com/


EDIT:

Mr. Hall's online show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxYI-ujRXiM&feature=fvs
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 27, 2011, 10:03:34 am
A Hacker stole PlayStation users' personal info
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f330/bob14455/hacker.gif)

By Mark Milian, CNN
April 27, 2011 11:58 a.m. EDT


(CNN) - A hacker has obtained the personal information of PlayStation Network account holders and subscribers of the Qriocity streaming service, Sony said in a message to customers Tuesday.

Sony's investigations over the past week determined that an "unauthorized person" had obtained users' names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, birth dates and passwords, according to a statement being sent to all account holders.

The attack also has crippled Sony's PlayStation Network, which has some 70 million subscribers and has been down since April 20. The network lets customers download video games from the Web and play against each other online.

The intrusions occurred between April 17 and 19, according to the statement. On April 20, Sony switched off the PlayStation and Qriocity online services, which have remained in the dark.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/04/26/playstation.network.hack/index.html
http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=2185

--------------------------------------------------



Playstation has everything!   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Blanks on April 27, 2011, 03:17:10 pm
I've played Mortal Kombat now every night since it came out after work. My eyes hurt.... whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 27, 2011, 04:20:31 pm
I've played Mortal Kombat now every night since it came out after work. My eyes hurt.... whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?!?!?!?!





Are you talking about the latest title in the series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy?
I'm looking at everyone's video of online play with this game on youtube and there are players  re-learning all of the classic moves and maybe even some new ones, but what I found so crazy was that each solid blow to the body areas of the fighters, the camera would slow down and show the bones crushing underneath!   Just... crazeee! ;D



Jeri Ryan stars as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Legacy  interviewed by G4tv
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGzpggPLm9I

Micheal Jai White stars as Jax in Mortal Kombat: Legacy  interviewed by  Nerd Reactor  (and he talks a little about Black Dynamite 2!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o374ySDb3D8&NR=1
Title: Marvel Universe MMO coming! (again!)
Post by: Hypestyle on April 29, 2011, 11:20:13 pm
http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=367389
Looks like Marvel is finally (re)developing a multiplayer online game RPG-- and this time, you can actually play Marvel characters from the get-go (!)  Brian Bendis will be primary writer for the game..  the producers promise lots of Marvel characters, from across various multiverses..

So, at least in theory, if folks wanted to put together "The Black Avengers", now is finally the chance!

Gazillion entertainment is the developer- http://www.gazillion.com/ so these are the folks to harangue about including Black Panther, Blade, Pulsar, etc.  ;)

...what type of computer and peripherals do I need to experience MMO to the utmost?
Title: Re: Marvel Universe MMO coming! (again!)
Post by: Battle on May 01, 2011, 10:30:23 am
...what type of computer and peripherals do I need to experience MMO to the utmost?




To get optimal performance, you're gonna need, as far as, computer processor specs...    ...a dual core or quad core Intel CPU, a 3D video card with (at least 1) gigabytes of video ram, 4 gigabytes of ram for the Operating System (Windows i7) itelf, a fast hard drive with lots and lots of terrabyte space capacity.  The works.  Essentially, a hot rod PC.

also...

To get optimal online performance, you're gonna need a wireless, DSL, ethernet  Internet Service Provider.

You have all of these 'things', internet latency will never be an issue.   

What will be an issue are the eventual online cheaters that exploit glaring flaws in the program, hackers and bullies that will ruin the experience for the casual, novice gamer; it'll be fun for the 1st month or so, then the game will be ruined by online pyschos.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on May 01, 2011, 01:52:53 pm
Any $400 dual core desktop PC will play most (if not all) of the MMO's out there.  They are not graphics- intensive for good reason.  Most MMO's are scaled to play on computers with integrated graphics chips, so any discrete graphics card will play them.  And I agree totally with Battle that if your broadband connection is not stable, with low latency, then no amount of hardware is gong to offset the horrible experience of laggish gameplay.

Start with a dedicated broadband connection of at least 3-5 MB DL speed and at least 1 MB Upload speed, and build from there.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on May 10, 2011, 12:12:46 pm
Anybody planning on picking up L.A. Noire when it comes out?  I know it's been over-hyped for the last month or so, but I'm a bit of a sucker for a good detective story.

I took advantage of a game trade-in and pre-ordered for a $5 and some change so I figure I can't go too wrong. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on May 11, 2011, 08:02:51 am
Super Mario Bros....ON ICE!!! ;D

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/iceskating/8505029/World-Figure-Skating-Championship-2011-Super-Mario-on-ice.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/iceskating/8505029/World-Figure-Skating-Championship-2011-Super-Mario-on-ice.html)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on May 14, 2011, 08:04:33 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecdH29FIn_4&feature=related
I want to see a new Punisher game. With all of the various military/future-warfare themed stuff that's coming out, you'd think there would be an ongoing Punisher vid-game franchise..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 22, 2011, 07:01:29 am
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/gaz.gif)GeekLand!
Blizzard Entertainment goes DisneyLand in China
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbliz_02.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbliz_01.jpg)
Before and possibly After


According to Huffington Post, the rumors of Blizzard Entertainment constructing a theme park in the Wunjin district, China are becoming more and more realized.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/22/joyland-blizzard-theme-pa_n_826924.html#s244532&title=Joyland_Concept_Art
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Gooch on May 23, 2011, 06:14:04 am
My next game will probably be duke nuke em.    I just picked up crisis 2 on the cheap from amazon.   I am getting infamous 2 too.   


Anybody playing Brink?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 23, 2011, 11:34:18 am
Gamers have been waiting for over a decade for a new Duke Nukem game, Gooch.   Just from demonstration videos I've seen, the game is repeating everything that was exciting about classic Duke only with super-enhanced graphics.


...but What is Brink about?  Looks like just another first-person shooter.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbrink_01.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 26, 2011, 12:36:29 pm
A Conversation with Keith Robinson, pt. 1;  Mr. Robinson was one of the original Intellivision programmers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4oHR0zWr2Q&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 27, 2011, 02:59:08 pm
My next game will probably be duke nuke em.




Oh my goodness!   I just saw the trailer for Duke Nukem Forever!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFNUKEM_01.gif)

You've got to be kidding me...
Kissing underage girls?!  Actual urine when Duke takes a leak...?!  ;D  Boobies?!   The developers are definetly going for the  'over-the-top' shock value stuff... :-[

Here's Jace Hall interviewing the creators of Duke Nukem Forever when it was in development

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ySzqrFfjow
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 28, 2011, 01:51:23 pm
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/lam.gif)Not All Video Games Are 'Fun N' Games'!
Chinese Slave Camp Prisoners Are Forced To Play World Of Warcraft
(http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy32/JimMcKay/Icons/World_of_Warcraft.png)
Worst. Punishment. Ever.

Here's one prisoner's testimony:

"Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labour," Liu Dali told the Guardian. "There were 300 prisoners forced to play games. We worked 12-hour shifts in the camp. I heard them say they could earn 5,000-6,000rmb [470-570] a day. We didn't see any of the money. The computers were never turned off."

...it was the forced online gaming that was the most surreal part of his imprisonment. The hard slog may have been virtual, but the punishment for falling behind was real.

"If I couldn't complete my work quota, they would punish me physically. They would make me stand with my hands raised in the air and after I returned to my dormitory they would beat me with plastic pipes. We kept playing until we could barely see things," he said.



------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*UGH*

Imagine having to play only Blizzard Entertainment games as punishment... forever.


Brrr-r-r-r-r...!





http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on May 28, 2011, 04:53:07 pm
Ironically I've downloaded the trial so far lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on May 28, 2011, 05:55:37 pm
First it was conflict diamonds, now its slave labor Warcraft magic items.

Yikes.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 28, 2011, 06:41:30 pm
First it was conflict diamonds, now its slave labor Warcraft magic items.

Yikes.




I know it's not funny but...  damn...  This is what the world has come to.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on May 29, 2011, 06:58:37 am
I can see where this "torture" comes from. The game is drag and boring. I know my character is only lvl 4 but dayum i just cant see me paying money for this
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 29, 2011, 09:16:12 am
I can see where this "torture" comes from. The game is drag and boring. I know my character is only lvl 4 but dayum i just cant see me paying money for this




I've never played World of WarCraft but everyone (including yourself) tell me the game feels like nothing but work. :(


Just sad and Blizzard Entertainment doesn't give a f*ck what anyone thinks.  They just keep shoveling more of this crap onto the store shelves as it seems there are knuckleheads who will pay to play this.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 06, 2011, 12:46:10 pm
Perhaps one of the  most immaculate, most incredible composers for video games...   Paul Anthony Romero interviewed by the LOVE IT SHOW hosted by Sharon Catherine-Blake. You can also hear a little bit of what he's got going in the soundtrack  in the latest game, Heroes of Might and Magic VI in the interview...

Personally I think his best stuff can be heard in the entire Heroes of Might and Magic series including I, II, and especially III and V.  Most people pick the game up just for the music!  :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X4QC9NEuZQ
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on June 06, 2011, 02:23:02 pm
A new SWTOR trailer.

http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/return?sourceid=eag3006
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 06, 2011, 08:06:59 pm
A new SWTOR trailer.

[url]http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/return?sourceid=eag3006[/url]





An exciting intro cinematic!
What I've noticed about the CG animation in that trailer is that the characters seemed more fluid and natural without seeing that 0.5 second key stop/start motion you'd usually see in most CG animation today.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 07, 2011, 04:00:53 am
They need to hire these guys to create a series. But I have a feeling it'll be so expensive to create
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 11, 2011, 04:54:16 pm
E3 this weekend!

Get all the latest coverage from Machinima on youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkswD8fgzXE&list=SL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 02, 2011, 07:47:11 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/2cygldc.gif)Awww, Nuts!  Lost my space station again!
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Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Has anyone ever played Star Wars: Empire at War [Gold Pack]?  It's a compilation of the original game and its expansion, Forces of Corruption.  It's a strategy game where you are given an opportunity to rule the entire Star Wars galaxy as the Empire, fight against tyranny as the Rebel Alliance or rule the underworld as The Zan Consortium. It's a damn good challenging game you can play on your laptop and desktop PC. I've beaten the game as both the Empire and the Rebel Alliance but discovered that playing as the Zan Consortium has a more unique and interesting way to conquer the galaxy
---by spreading corruption!   What classifies as corruption?
Setting up a Black Market
Racketeering
Intimidation
Corrupt Militias
Bribery
Kidnapping
Sabotage
Piracy
...and yes, even...   Slavery.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 11, 2011, 10:49:06 am
A new SWTOR trailer.

[url]http://www.swtor.com/media/trailers/return?sourceid=eag3006[/url]




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Reporting!


Here's a forum where you can read the most pertinent info about SWTOR:
http://www.torbb.com/
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 11, 2011, 11:38:12 pm
Here's an oldie but goldie!

If anyone can remember this TV commercial, you get a gold star.
M-Network was a video game company that created games for the Atari 2600.  They were also a division of Mattel Electronics--- a competitor of Atari.
I used to love this commercial because the jingle was a classic rock n' roll song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmS_YX879YM




...and this is the first television commercial I've ever seen for an arcade game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0kd1gGopnI




...and here's a foreign  Atari 2600 television commercial I'd never seen before that actually had black celebrities (Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Pele) starring in it.  I wonder If there ever was an American version of this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GN-OmsRcbY&feature=related

Ah, OK there is an American version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHh1a4CVL1M&feature=related

I'm having a ball with this...
Bill Cosby pitching a Texas Instrument Home Computer with 16 k memory!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CyfHZui0g8&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 15, 2011, 12:12:54 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFmicheal_01-1.gif)WoooooHOOOO!!!
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I still don't know how this was done...! :-\

Has anyone ever played The Micheal Jackson Experience by UBISOFT on the Wii?  I have a little niece and nephew and other younger family members who absolutely LOVE THIS GAME!!!   Seriously, it's a lot of fun. The title really says it all...  It's a gaming experience like no other 'cause even after Micheal's passing, he still has the world dancing with him.
Here's some gameplay footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8shGyz_CLLA&feature=related



http://www.ubi.com/US/Games/Info.aspx?pId=9179
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 15, 2011, 01:09:22 pm
i havent played it but i know ppl who say that the 360 version is better bcause u don't have to hav those wii-motes in your hands
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 15, 2011, 01:34:27 pm
i havent played it but i know ppl who say that the 360 version is better bcause u don't have to hav those wii-motes in your hands




Oh yeah, that's right...
The 360 version doesn't even have a remote controller, right?  It can read your body's motions! :D

What's cool about The Micheal Jackson Experience is that The Dance School option reveals how much of a con summate professional Micheal really was: He actually had a name for every gesture in his dance moves.  I was like,   "Whoa!" :o
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 19, 2011, 11:54:11 am
Here's some more SW:TOR gameplay footage in this demonstration:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpWm7dvcQVM
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on August 19, 2011, 01:58:21 pm
so, who has a 360 I can borrow?
 :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2011, 11:19:19 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlcd_01.gif)"TURN THAT SHYT OFF!!!"
e-Sports Scene A Turn-Off For Some Patrons
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SIGH...*

Washington, DC - According to the Wall Street Journal, the appeal of e-Sports is lost on some patrons at a local sportsbar. At Public Tenley, a Washington, D.C., sports bar where seat cushions are made from the same leather used in basketballs and footballs, manager Deric Ortiz said he changed one of 26 monitors to a baseball game after a customer pleaded with him to switch the screen near him to show "anything but this videogame."


Would You Like To Know More?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904070604576516462736084234.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments#articleTabs%3Darticle




*This shot is not Public Tenley
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on August 24, 2011, 11:23:05 am
Is video gaming a spectator sport?
I have played a few games but I'm not really a gamer. As far as I'm concerned, I can think of very little less interesting than watching others play. I understand that some people feel this way about sports.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 24, 2011, 11:29:54 am
IMO, it depends on the game, I can watch people play Madden or NCAA Football, but not FPS or strategy games.  It's like watching a football game with idiots as head coaches! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2011, 11:35:58 am
Is video gaming a spectator sport?




Yep.  Sure is...  incredibly huge in Korea.  Videogame companies are legitimazing it here in the states, however, it's being met with scorn.




Quote
As far as I'm concerned, I can think of very little less interesting than watching others play. I understand that some people feel this way about sports.

I'm one of those people who can't tolerate watching sports (unless it's a championship-type game to end the season).  When I was kid, I used to spectate a lot whereever videogames were being played (I still do) generally observing for signs of improved sentient artificial intelligence.  Nowadays, videogame companies are scrapping that concept and saying,

"To hell with A.I.!  Let the players beat the hell out of each other!" ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 24, 2011, 11:39:31 am

"To hell with A.I.!  Let the players beat the hell out of each other!" ;D

As well they should!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2011, 01:14:41 pm
...but not FPS or strategy games.  It's like watching a football game with idiots as head coaches! ;D




Yep, I agree.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on August 24, 2011, 01:25:29 pm
Is video gaming a spectator sport? I have played a few games but I'm not really a gamer. As far as I'm concerned, I can think of very little less interesting than watching others play. I understand that some people feel this way about sports.

Sort of, kinda.

First Person Shooters tournaments are big deal here. I figure they have got to have spectators of some sort.

They still have fighting game tournaments in the states(I can readily see spectating appeal in that). They are even a bigger deal in Asia.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on August 24, 2011, 01:44:28 pm
Is video gaming a spectator sport? I have played a few games but I'm not really a gamer. As far as I'm concerned, I can think of very little less interesting than watching others play. I understand that some people feel this way about sports.

Sort of, kinda.

First Person Shooters tournaments are big deal here. I figure they have got to have spectators of some sort.

They still have fighting game tournaments in the states(I can readily see spectating appeal in that). They are even a bigger deal in Asia.

I won a fighting game tournament back in '99 in Florida.  They're fun and they even had ring card girls! LOL  It's like boxing for geeks!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2011, 01:48:13 pm
They are even a bigger deal in Asia.




Yep...  where else would anyone see creepy, geeky stuff like this?
Is this guy even playing the game?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbpCLqryN-Q

...and what da hell is this kind of behavior?  Not healthy...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBuhwWV2-kM&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 28, 2011, 02:12:28 pm
...and in the states, another Hollywood party to attend with some real mature lady and some more of her friends...      ...for gamers, that is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Fyp9qytEg
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 28, 2011, 07:27:32 pm
"Someone reminded me, I once said, 'Greed is good.'
Now it seems it's legal."  --- Gordon Gecko


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ir6zrHXuO0&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on August 29, 2011, 06:30:46 am
I find "progaming" hilarious. Yes a few got successful but honestly one can't place "won tekken 5 in 2005 - 2007" on a resume. But then again they might if they can become a "game tester" i guess.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 29, 2011, 07:03:07 am
I find "progaming" hilarious. Yes a few got successful but honestly one can't place "won tekken 5 in 2005 - 2007" on a resume.



I agree.  I find pro gaming ridiculous, too. 
However, what if the prospective employer  happens to enjoy Tekken? ...or has a son/daughter that does, as well?

My point is, you can't place "played 3 seasons of basketball in 2005 - 2007" on a resume, either.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on August 30, 2011, 03:14:10 pm
Anybody ever see "The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters" about the quest to get the high score in Donkey Kong?

It just goes to show you than in any field of endevour there are obsessives.

But that said, these guys are pretty out there.  :o :o :o

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/)

You wouldn't think a Documentary about videogaming would have a villain in it, but there you go.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on August 30, 2011, 03:16:34 pm
I find "progaming" hilarious. Yes a few got successful but honestly one can't place "won tekken 5 in 2005 - 2007" on a resume.



I agree.  I find pro gaming ridiculous, too. 
However, what if the prospective employer  happens to enjoy Tekken? ...or has a son/daughter that does, as well?

My point is, you can't place "played 3 seasons of basketball in 2005 - 2007" on a resume, either.
i guess it'll applies if one wants to become a game tester. It is a potential confident booster but on the real. Nah I don't think so. The amount of money they make is chump change. The most I have seen so far is 100K for ultimate gamer. Shoot if I had the time to play against the computer and do physical stunts i think i would have won that. Shoot maybe anyone one of us. But I guess since im not a "progamer" nor have the proof of winning tourneys I guess i cant join huh? LOL


As for the donkey kong thing I know of that guy and meh really.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 30, 2011, 07:27:29 pm
Anybody ever see "The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters" about the quest to get the high score in Donkey Kong?

It just goes to show you than in any field of endevour there are obsessives.

But that said, these guys are pretty out there.  :o :o :o

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/[/url])

You wouldn't think a Documentary about videogaming would have a villain in it, but there you go.  ;D






Fascinating!
I've never heard of this film before (then again, there were a lot of movies in the double zeroes I've never heard before!).  I'm looking at the trailer right now on youtube and I'm instantly brought back to the early 1980s Queens, NY during  high school when arcades were the place to be.  It certainly didn't help matters much when the arcade was a mere  2 blocks fom high school.  Donkey Kong was one of my favorite games and yes, it was brutal to play but it was fun to see how high can you go! :D
There were 2 kinds of scenes in the arcades back-in-th'-day:
There was the day scene when the younger,  nerdy kids would fill up the arcades and play thier high scores and then there was the night scene when the older crowd would take over with thier high scores.  The older crowd was hardcore.  I'm talking 'bout large groups o' chicks and dudes driving in  thier Iroc-Zs, and buicks that  would come in from Howard Beach, Belle Harbor, and Rockaway Park. There'd  be blunt smoke  in the back of the arcade, cocaine, and who knows what else...  It was all so innocent then but these people were all serious gamers. This area was so popular that I remember a movie was shot at this location.  Anyway,   that was what I remember it was like and seeing that trailer  reminded me of that time.
I see this kind of excitement happening again with this eSports thing...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: moor on September 14, 2011, 11:16:36 am
KING OF KONG  is easily one of the best movies of that year.  I'm dead serious.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 14, 2011, 12:45:55 pm
KING OF KONG  is easily one of the best movies of that year.  I'm dead serious.







I believe you...
I hope it appears somewhere in DIRECT TV's schedule by demand someday.  DIRECT TV has been pretty good so far.  I could think of a movie I hadn't seen  in a while and next thing y'know, it appears! :)
I would love to see this movie just for the nostalgia.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 25, 2011, 08:25:18 am
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Available now for Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 05, 2011, 06:02:35 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 09:16:34 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 09:17:49 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 09:19:07 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 09:20:43 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 09:21:37 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 20, 2011, 11:53:13 pm
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 21, 2011, 07:57:49 am
that comic was hilarious!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 26, 2011, 04:37:31 pm
Wanna see some cool 3D animation models placed in a video game?

UBISOFT's Might & Magic Heroes VI  was just released a week ago and the animation company, PUPPETWORKS, is showcasing thier stuff here:

http://www.puppetworks.eu/#/work/might-and-magic-heroes-6-game
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on October 28, 2011, 08:51:23 am
...next-gen system owners, who has Batman Arkham City?  Is it all that it's cracked up to be?

I wish that Marvel would come out with a Black Panther game like that..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 28, 2011, 09:49:01 am
...next-gen system owners, who has Batman Arkham City?  Is it all that it's cracked up to be?

I wish that Marvel would come out with a Black Panther game like that..




Batman Arkham City looks fantastic from what I'm seeing on the kiosk screens in retail stores and youtube.  I think that Cat Woman character is the star of the show, though.


...and as far as a Black Panther game like that...?  I was thinking the same damn thing... Oh, why oh, why not?(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/17.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 28, 2011, 06:57:15 pm
This is why I strongly dislike MMORPGs.  This documentary highlights the psychology of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_2FycHamfA


Courtesy of www.secondskinfilm.com

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 29, 2011, 05:23:59 am
This is why I strongly dislike MMORPGs.  This documentary highlights the psychology of this:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_2FycHamfA[/url]


Courtesy of [url=http://www.secondskinfilm.com]www.secondskinfilm.com[/url]


I remember viewing this and yea it can get that bad. I play one but it is one of those free ones. Of course many MMOs would try to have you "grind" for a certain "rare weapon" but I avoid those like the plague. I did one of those and it took me 6 months but i did that on purpose by not "grinding" and only ran it like maybe 1 hour a day if that.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 29, 2011, 06:08:27 am
I remember viewing this and yea it can get that bad. I play one but it is one of those free ones. Of course many MMOs would try to have you "grind" for a certain "rare weapon" but I avoid those like the plague. I did one of those and it took me 6 months but i did that on purpose by not "grinding" and only ran it like maybe 1 hour a day if that.





The goal for those types of games is to get you 'hooked' so that you can keep playing (and paying), even when you don't want to play anymore.  

EDIT:  Let me tell you a funny but true story that happened a little over 10 years ago...

Before the retail store, GameStop, there was Electronic Boutique.  Now just before XBOX, Playstation 2 and GameCube launched,  all of those games you'd see on the store shelves  now used to  be nothing but PC games. Anyway, there was a Electronic Boutique on Times Square, Manhattan and what EB used to do was set up a kiosk inside the store so that customers can see or play a demo of the latest PC games. There was this one game called Diablo 2 that was installed on the kiosk that was currently playing but everytime I visited that place, there'd be this young guy playing Diablo 2.  One day, I had some time to kill so I stayed in Manhattan that day because I wanted to see how the game played myself before I headed back to Queens.  I wanted to see how Diablo 2 felt on a mouse & keyboard setup but I couldn't because this guy stayed on too long. I left the store and came back a few hours later, and that guy was still on the game!  I left for another hour or so, came back, dude was still on the damn game.  I remember looking at the reaction on the fellas behind the cashier and they just shrugged as if to say,

"We can't rid of him..!"

So, I got a little closer to the guy at the kiosk and caught a whiff of body odor that nearly knocked me backwards! That smell was so bad, skunks would be like,
"GODDAMN, THAT'S SOME HORRIBLE SMELLIN' SCHITT...!"
Closer inspection revealed that his sneakers were muddied,  tattered and falling apart. He wore this bulky coat and it was around the end of summer.  I couldn't figure this out at all. :-\

Come to find out from the dudes behind the cashier counter, is that his mother kicked him out of the house for cutting school and playing Diablo 2 online all day, all night. Early in the mornings, he would beg the workers to let him play on the kiosk because he had nowhere to go, to play.


I learned a lot that day.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 29, 2011, 02:12:54 pm
Skyrim.

If you are like me and probably not, I had to download a mod to turn spiders into pedo bear and spider webs into moss.  That ish is too real!  Very good game tho.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 30, 2011, 03:58:49 pm
Skyrim.

If you are like me and probably not, I had to download a mod to turn spiders into pedo bear and spider webs into moss.  That ish is too real!  Very good game tho.





I saw one screenshot of a mod that adds the deathstar (from Star Wars) into the night sky. ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 30, 2011, 05:34:22 pm
Well I've finally modded my PSP and I wont be needing to buy games on that thing any longer lol. Well I never did actually. I used it as my MP3 player at work. But with that in mind i am able to get the GBA, Sega and SNES emulators on the bad boy.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 30, 2011, 08:03:34 pm
Well I've finally modded my PSP and I wont be needing to buy games on that thing any longer lol. Well I never did actually. I used it as my MP3 player at work. But with that in mind i am able to get the GBA, Sega and SNES emulators on the bad boy.

I have a PS2 emulator on my computer and mostly all the games.  I got a PS2 awhile back as a gift and it broke on me the second week.  They wouldn't let me return it for some reason, said it wasn't their fault to contact Sony.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 04, 2011, 10:20:45 am
Skyrim.

If you are like me and probably not, I had to download a mod to turn spiders into pedo bear and spider webs into moss.  That ish is too real!  Very good game tho.






I had no idea what PedoBear was until I saw this report:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71MCA59Krls&feature=related
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 06, 2011, 02:28:12 pm
TINY TOWER
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtinytower_01.jpg)

One of those fun game apps you can play on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Build a tower so high that it can touch the clouds, the Bitizens won't mind at all as long as you have the Bux to provide them with what they want & need.


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiny-tower/id422667065?mt=8
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 07, 2011, 11:46:18 am
Tiny Towers is one of those games I keep coming back to from time to time.  Very casual and fun which I like.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 12, 2011, 02:56:28 pm
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/gaz.gif)Video Games... BAH!!!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcameron_01.jpg)
Wha---!  How Can This Be???


According to StreetInsider.com, the latest in the Call Of Duty series, Modern Warfare 3...   a video game,  earned more money in 17 days than the highest grossing, big budgeted, special effects laden movie, AVATAR.



http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Activision+Blizzards+%28ATVI%29+Call+of+Duty%3A+Modern+Warfare+3+Hits+%241+Billion+in+Sales+After+17+Days/7013539.html
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 13, 2011, 11:21:18 am
I don't even think the new HALO game(s) will beat that record, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 20, 2011, 08:11:55 pm
A little Might & Magic Heroes humor...
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFmmhVI_01.jpg)



~~~You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.~~~

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 06, 2012, 12:04:32 am
Loose weight while playing video games!

Very cool video and great article!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/lose-weight-playing-video-games-192328132.html
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 07, 2012, 05:05:00 am
Loose weight while playing video games!

Very cool video and great article!

[url]http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/lose-weight-playing-video-games-192328132.html[/url]









Yeah, the Just Dance and Zumba game series are growing in popularity
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 07, 2012, 12:24:13 pm
arent they like 5 years late in discussing people getting fit from video games?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 07, 2012, 01:43:44 pm
I like it cause they showed which ones are better for loosin.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 08, 2012, 07:14:50 am
Still doesn't discredit my point either. It is not like the "fitness games" is a new thing.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 08, 2012, 02:14:19 pm
Still doesn't discredit my point either. It is not like the "fitness games" is a new thing.

You're right.  Back in the day our fitness game was "GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY"!   :D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 08, 2012, 03:23:39 pm
You're right.  Back in the day our fitness game was "GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY"!   :D




~~~...'cause it's like that, and that's the way it is!~~~
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i137/katherineiscool66/Run-DMC.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 03, 2012, 01:22:28 am
After 13 years EverQuest is going F2P in March. (Free to play)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 03, 2012, 05:44:43 am
After 13 years EverQuest is going F2P in March. (Free to play)
Seriously that game still exist? Wow
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 03, 2012, 06:40:38 am
After 13 years EverQuest is going F2P in March. (Free to play)
Seriously that game still exist? Wow




You'd be amazed at how hardcore a lot of these gamers are, especially the RPGers, y'know the ones that create a character from scratch and play that character to its limits. I know of a couple that had gotten married from one these MMOs, so for them, online gaming is a way of life.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 03, 2012, 09:38:17 am
After 13 years EverQuest is going F2P in March. (Free to play)
Seriously that game still exist? Wow





You'd be amazed at how hardcore a lot of these gamers are, especially the RPGers, y'know the ones that create a character from scratch and play that character to its limits. I know of a couple that had gotten married from one these MMOs, so for them, online gaming is a way of life.
I play a MMO as well and have a total of 6 characters. This is the one I play it is called Dungeon Fighter
Online It is like playing Streets Of Rage

(http://mmohuts.com/wp-content/gallery/dungeon-fighter-online-full/dungeon-fighter-online-gameplay.jpg)
The max lvl is 70 and among the 6 characters since launch 3 years ago only one is "close" to 70. I just can't be into a game like that. Good thing i'm not in college
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 03, 2012, 10:17:31 am
I play a MMO as well and have a total of 6 characters. This is the one I play it is called Dungeon Fighter Online It is like playing Streets Of Rage.



Streets Of Rage... now there's a game I haven't heard from in a looo-o-oong time! :)
Did you know that Streets Of Rage was the predecessor to Street Fighter?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 06, 2012, 09:40:36 am
Oh BTW i've checked out this "free to play" for EQ 2. Well it is but at the same time it is not. If you want the "basics" then yes it is free to play. But if you want addl content then you pay a "one time fee" for an silver account. But of course if you want "all of it" then you have to still do the subscription fee. There is no way Sony would flat out have this game completely free.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 06, 2012, 12:48:14 pm
Oh BTW i've checked out this "free to play" for EQ 2. Well it is but at the same time it is not. If you want the "basics" then yes it is free to play. But if you want addl content then you pay a "one time fee" for an silver account. But of course if you want "all of it" then you have to still do the subscription fee. There is no way Sony would flat out have this game completely free.

EQ 2 has been free for a bit now.  EQ 1 will go free in March 2012 and it has about the same "free" service.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 13, 2012, 02:54:50 am
Call of Duty/Rack City nice job on the parody!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa7x7Pm63z0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 20, 2012, 05:42:59 am
(http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj417/Shar_dreamer/Scared%20Yet/90648.gif)I'll bet he was on Blackrock server!
THE CONNECTION TO TERRORISTS AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
(http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g407/Lukewilson6/World%20of%20warcraft/logo.jpg)

Associated Press - Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik testified in Norway on Thursday that he played "World of Warcraft" for 16 hours a day in 2006. Breivik is in court in connection with last summer's attacks, in which Breivik killed eight people by setting off a bomb in central Oslo and then shot 69 others to death on the island of Utoya.








Would You Like To Know More?
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/warcraft-game-played-norwegian-killer-210839876.html
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 23, 2012, 06:24:09 pm
(http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1154836/FJLYw_fullsize.jpeg?91c651f8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 23, 2012, 07:41:50 pm
([url]http://media.desura.com/images/members/1/316/315685/carl-on-duty-black-cops-25208-1289332909-10.jpg[/url])




(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/hollyeclark1/f4363e34.gif)(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on May 22, 2012, 01:12:32 am
Leap Motion: 3D
Check out the whole vid, its amazing!
Leap Motion 3Demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N6hCwjwzUHg#!)

The startup's technology puts sub-millimeter accuracy at user fingertips, offers control gestures like pinch-to-zoom, and promises new applications that make the Kinect and its kin look like yesterday's news.

Hands-free motion control, a technology pioneered by Nintendo's Wii and later improved upon by Microsoft's Kinect, just took a very big leap forward. Industries from gaming to surgery to architecture, engineering, and design may never be the same.

With the unveiling today of its Leap 3D motion control system, a San Francisco startup called Leap Motion has, well, leapfrogged the state of the art in this young field, giving users the ability to control what's on their computers with hundredth of a millimeter accuracy and introducing touch-free gestures like pinch-to-zoom.

Leap, which comprises both a small USB input device and a sophisticated software platform, is expected to cost $70. But while users will have to wait until early next year to get their hands on it, what the company is showing today seems likely to get developers and users in a wide range of industries very, very excited.

By now, most people have seen Kinect in action. The Microsoft system has become a huge success by allowing developers to make games and other software that let people control what's on their screens with their bodies. That's great for dancing, fighting, and sports games, plus many others, but Kinect's ability to recognize motion ends at users' hands.
Leap, by comparison, can sense motion down to the most subtle movements of a finger, which the company says is 200 times more sensitive than anything else on the market. The system creates a "three-dimensional interaction space" of four cubic feet and is more precise and responsive than a touchscreen or a mouse, and just as reliable as a keyboard.
That means everyone from game designers to surgeons to architects and engineers may soon have a host of revolutionary applications that will soon be coming their way.
In a demonstration to CNET, Leap Motion CTO David Holz showed how the Leap is adept at a range of functions, such as:

- Navigating an operating system or browsing Web pages with the flick of a finger
- Finger-pinching to zoom in on maps
- Letting engineers interact with a 3D model of clay
- Precision drawing in either two- or three-dimensions
- Manipulating complex 3D data visualizations
- Playing games, including those that require very "fast-twitch" control
- Signing digital documents by writing in air

But that's just the beginning. Leap Motion, which announced $12.75 million in Series A funding led by Andy Miller of Highland Capital Partners earlier this month, decided from the get-go to make its technology into an ecosystem that would support a large number of third-party applications, as opposed to trying to build and popularize those apps itself.
"We want to create as vibrant a developer ecosystem as possible, and we're reaching out to developers in all sorts of" fields, CEO Michael Buckwald told CNET:
We want there to be world-changing applications that fundamentally transform how people interact with their operating system or browse the Web.... The goal is to fundamentally transform how people interact with computers and to do so in the same way that the mouse did, which means that the transformation affects everyone, both from the most basic use case all the way up to the most advanced use cases you can imagine for computing technology.

App Store
When Microsoft launched the Kinect, the device was a closed system that the software giant intended to keep under tight reins. The company charged for access to a developers kit, and quickly earned the enmity of the hacker community. That led to the now-famous Kinect hacking movement, which eventually forced Microsoft to accept that people wanted to build their own applications on top of the system.

Leap Motion decided from the beginning that turning to developers was the way to go. Now, the company envisions an app store where users who have bought the Leap can go to purchase a very wide range of applications built for the device.

"We believe that ultimately, the sheer number of use cases for this technology are so great that the value can only be realized by making it open," Buckwald said. "So think what would have happened if the mouse had been initially been released as a closed technology. The impact would have been a tiny, tiny percentage of what the impact was because it was an open system that anyone could develop for."

Based on word of mouth and a few low-key announcements about the company, Leap Motion has already gotten more than 1,000 inquiries from developers, and the company expects that number to grow "exponentially" now that word is out about the technology.

The company's plan is to sift through the initial applicants and "start off with a group of diverse developers ranging from people that want to build things for medicine, and consumers and gaming and engineers and science and research and education," Buckwald said.

Starting today, Leap Motion will be looking for a few hundred developers, but will quickly expand the program by sending out between 15,000 and 20,000 free developer kits. Buckwald said the company is immediately starting to take applications for that program, "and we're going to ask developers what kinds of things they envision building and from that, we're going to make decisions about the order on which we bring developers into the program."

It's clear that while Leap Motion considers its technology quite different than that of Kinect, it also hopes that developers who have been frustrated by Microsoft's approach will see the Leap as a much more attractive platform. Says Buckwald:
Those developers are running up against a wall, because the Kinect is a fantastic device for dancing games, but it's hundreds of times less accurate than this technology and not capable of tracking fingers, so it's not a very developer-friendly platform for right now. And we want to provide a way for those developers to use a technology that will let them build applications that are much more complex, much richer, and much easier for consumers, as well as those high-end users to use so that they can do more powerful things.
And while the Leap seems likely to move the field of hands-free 3D motion control forward significantly, Buckwald explained that technology could have existed for years, save for the fact that no one had cracked the math to make it possible. "It's not as if we're using lots of processing power or some new hardware that just came on to the market," he said. "This is really about a fundamental scientific breakthrough, many Eureka moments that (Holz) stumbled through over four or five years of research."
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 24, 2012, 07:26:12 pm
DIABLO III
5.15.12







What actually happened on launch day, last week...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFdiablo3_01.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 28, 2012, 04:19:45 am
How NOT to play Final Fantasy VIII

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=HPh1VoJ6TUg&NR=1

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 07, 2012, 07:45:46 pm
Marvel Delivers an MMO with Real Heroes

Diablo style baby!  Did they mention Bendis is writing...woot!   :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ppowiVpTM
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on August 07, 2012, 07:53:54 pm
...I still want to see a Heroes for Hire-centric game.  Pick from Cage, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Black Panther, Falcon, Shang Chi, Black Cat...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 29, 2012, 06:05:00 pm
Since this is a presidential election year, been playing Sid Meier's GETTYSBURG! these last few weeks and will continue to play well into this November.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on September 04, 2012, 08:42:20 am
http://www.newsarama.com/games/pax-roundup-one-defiance-more.html


the Aliens game.. anybody know more about this?  Is this a download-based game or a disc?  Hopefully the latter..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 04, 2012, 06:56:07 pm
[url]http://www.newsarama.com/games/pax-roundup-one-defiance-more.html[/url]


the Aliens game.. anybody know more about this?  Is this a download-based game or a disc?  Hopefully the latter..





It appears to be just a demo at this stage in the game. If the response is strong by BTs (beta testers) then you know the game designers have something there.
There was an official 'Alien' game way back in '96 but unfortunately it was forgettable.
From Space invaders to X-COM to StarCraft,  the Alien(s) concept has been approached in video games for over 30+ years but never officially with much success.  Persoanlly, I think it's too little too late for a online  multi-player Alien(s) game.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: True Father 7 on October 01, 2012, 01:49:55 am
for everyone playing Avengers Alliance on fb, you're welcome
http://forum.playdom.com/showthread.php?134491-In-Game-Free-Stuff-for-All (http://forum.playdom.com/showthread.php?134491-In-Game-Free-Stuff-for-All)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 02, 2012, 05:35:42 pm
Thanks True Father!
Are you playing this on facebook as well?
if so, let's be allies.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 02, 2012, 07:48:31 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0#)!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 03, 2012, 02:19:37 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/NBA2K_01_zps1ffe98fd.jpg)

10. 3. 2012

H to the Izzo!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on October 03, 2012, 05:54:21 am
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0#[/url])!


well i'm signed up!
:)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 03, 2012, 10:42:58 am
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0#[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z3NRlEAQHd0#[/url])!


well i'm signed up!
:)


Same here MM!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 13, 2012, 09:05:08 pm
Appreciate ol' school gaming?   
Here's a blast from the past from a popular title from back-in-th'-day called
POLICE QUEST III

[DOS] What Not to Do in Police Quest III & Other Observations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MxTc428l14#)

What NOT to do in Police Quest III.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 15, 2012, 02:04:26 am
http://blip.tv/play/AYOGrGoC.html?p=1 (http://blip.tv/play/AYOGrGoC.html?p=1)

Video Game Confessions: Earthworm Jim
Written by That Guy With The Glasses
Saturday, 13 October 2012

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Lion on October 18, 2012, 08:00:36 pm
My brother just showed this to me. Of course, we don't even have a PS Vita. (We have an X-Box.) I want this @#$%ing game.

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/n2q8oe/assassin-s-creed-iii--liberation-story-trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/n2q8oe/assassin-s-creed-iii--liberation-story-trailer)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 31, 2012, 05:57:04 am
My brother just showed this to me. Of course, we don't even have a PS Vita. (We have an X-Box.) I want this @#$%ing game.

[url]http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/n2q8oe/assassin-s-creed-iii--liberation-story-trailer[/url] ([url]http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/n2q8oe/assassin-s-creed-iii--liberation-story-trailer[/url])





I finally saw a trailer on Assassin's Creed III and realized who and what the main character is all about...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcreedIII_01.jpg)
He's a Native American kicking white european colonist ass!
   
:-)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 06, 2012, 07:29:47 am
Not all gamers are social retards. Actually, some gamers are well known celebrities:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcelebgamer_01.jpg)
Rihanna

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcelebgamer_02.jpg)
Eva Longoria

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcelebgamer_04.jpg)
Soulja Boy


...and my personal favorite:

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcelebgamer_05.jpg)
Aisha Tyler
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 08, 2012, 08:21:44 am
Wal*Mart distributes a publication called GAMECENTER which covers trends in the most popular video game titles.  Like Lion's enthusiastic post above, Assassin's Creed III is catching my attention so here's an excerpt from an interview from issue #7, page 50 with the Creative Director of Assassin's Creed III, at UbiSoft Montreal, Alex Hutchinson:

GC: Another returning theme is Assassin recruits, but you've gone the extra step make it so that we really learn about these people. What went into that decision to drive home the fact that these aren't just nameless faces that you're sending out to do missions, but actual people?


AH: There's one [recruit] you meet in the story and there are others that you have to discover by helping districts in liberation missions. If you help them, they'll help you.  It's more of an agreement with these guys, so we wanted them to have their own names, their own stories. 

For me, one of the things I loved about the old Ultimas was going and finding Yolo and Shamino and Dupre, these guys that had names,  that had personalities, and if we get a little bit of that feeling, that sensation  that these are your friends and they have their own story going on, I think that is more meaningful.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on November 09, 2012, 08:27:41 am
You're an Ultima fan, too, Battle?
Ultima 7 was the truth!  I wish I still had that game or could figure out how to play it again.
it was so full of everything that i never finished it.
i don't even think i got close.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 09, 2012, 09:16:35 am
You're an Ultima fan, too, Battle?
Ultima 7 was the truth!  I wish I still had that game or could figure out how to play it again.
it was so full of everything that i never finished it.
i don't even think i got close.





There were so many Ultimas  out there that you'd have to be a real fan to complete them because that world was so expansive.
I think I played a little bit of Ultima 5  but simply couldn't finish the game because the problem solving in that world was very difficult.
The excerpt I posted above is from one of the game designers that also worked on Spore which is another wild universe to explore online.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 26, 2012, 05:01:14 pm
Marvel Delivers an MMO with Real Heroes

Diablo style baby!  Did they mention Bendis is writing...woot!   :D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ppowiVpTM[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ppowiVpTM[/url])


Enter Luke Cage

https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/luke-cage (https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/luke-cage)

Black Panther

https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/black-panther (https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/black-panther)

Storm

https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/storm (https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/storm)

Storms Alternate Costume got some back!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a165/RoddSteele/hudlin/altstorm.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 01, 2012, 07:37:16 am
It's interesting that  in the game, MARVEL  Heroes,  the  "Mohawked"  Storm model was used and what exactly are Black Panther's active and passive powers?   Where are the specifics???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 01, 2012, 08:17:06 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/VGA_03.jpg)

Samuel L Jackson Hosts The 10th annual Video Game Awards *live* on Dec. 7th at 9ET/6PT

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/VGA_02.jpg)
"Be There
--- or ---
Beware!"
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 16, 2012, 10:31:53 am
I guess the timing of this new video game available on Steam would be extremely inappropiate to mention,wouldn't it?

Dead Pixels : Playthrough - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqvtyquHAhM#ws)

DEAD PIXELS
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on December 16, 2012, 09:09:39 pm
Is there any way to play a game like Ultima 7 on these newfangled laptops and PCs?
I don't even know where to find it...and I lost the copy that I owned.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 17, 2012, 03:30:45 am
(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg)"Here's an interesting on-line New York Times article regarding video games making as much money as Hollywood movies."


The King of Activision
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFkotick_01.jpg)
"Let's Play MoneyBall!"

Some excerpts:

"Mr. Kotick, the C.E.O. of Activision Blizzard, the worlds largest video game publisher, inspired a stocky, auburn-haired character named Money Sack, who, in a game created by a competitor and a former employee, wields a wide grin and an automatic weapon. In another video, Mr. Kotick pops up from behind a fortified wall, and in a husky, ominous voice says hell set the price of his biggest game, Call of Duty, to your soul a dig at its cost. Then fiery lasers shoot out of his eyes, wreaking havoc on an apocalyptic fantasy world. In several online photographs he is depicted as the Devil, with red horns against a Hades-like background."

"Mr. Kotick, 49, has reason to be annoyed. Not since the music industrys heyday has there been a business with such a wide disparity between the popularity of its products and its customers perception of the chief executive who made those products possible. Video games are among the most successful segments in the entertainment industry, and the disdain heaped on Mr. Kotick in video game blogs is second only to the admiration for him on Wall Street.

"He bought the company that is now Activision in 1990, when it was nearly bankrupt and when analysts dismissed video games as fads. But in his 22 years as C.E.O. he has built Activision into a company with a stock market value of $12.7 billion, almost three times that of its top rival, Electronic Arts."

"The latest edition of Activisions biggest game, the shootem-up megahit Call of Duty: Black Ops II, was released Nov. 13 and had sales of $500 million in its first 24 hours and more than $1 billion in the first 15 days. That fell short of some analysts expectations but was nevertheless more than the total domestic box-office revenue of Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time."

"In an industry that is equal parts glitz and gritty computer programming, Mr. Kotick has always fit firmly among the former. He made a cameo in Moneyball, the 2011 film, as a cheapskate baseball team owner. His Beverly Hills home is filled with Abstract Expressionist art, and he recently flew his helicopter to pick up his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg for a Los Angeles Lakers game. "

 


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 26, 2012, 10:14:39 am
COD Black Ops 2 - Why I'm Not Playing on PS3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgV3upM4FDY#ws)
There's already a modern day Civil War on gaming consoles...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 04, 2013, 12:12:14 am
My video card just came in that my girl got me for Christmas.  An Nvidea 660 Ti overclocked with a free Assassins Creed.  Got the settings on ULTRA and still having 60+ fps.  For all you non-gamers, that means...OH DAYUM!   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 06, 2013, 06:16:38 pm
My video card just came in that my girl got me for Christmas.  An Nvidea 660 Ti overclocked with a free Assassins Creed.  Got the settings on ULTRA and still having 60+ fps.  For all you non-gamers, that means...OH DAYUM!   ;D



Basterd! ;D

...and here I am with this generic factory video card that can only display Might & Magic Heroes VI at a stuttering 20 fps (probably lower).  I'm gonna have to wait 10 years to play to get a smooth 60 fps with a aftermarket video card. >:(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 06, 2013, 06:20:04 pm
Paul Anthony Romero - Heroes I-VI themes! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJAfIpAzaPE#ws)

Paul Anthony Romero is one of the popular composers of the Might & Magic computer games giving a show from Csili Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary in 2011
12:55/53:01  is the piano version of the orchestrated version of 'Stronghold', which  can be heard  here:

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmCwz9zf01I#ws)
Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Stronghold Town Theme Music (Fully Animated) (1999, NWC/3DO)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 12, 2013, 09:51:26 pm
Marvel Delivers an MMO with Real Heroes

Diablo style baby!  Did they mention Bendis is writing...woot!   :D

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ppowiVpTM[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ppowiVpTM[/url])


Enter Luke Cage

[url]https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/luke-cage[/url] ([url]https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/luke-cage[/url])

Black Panther

[url]https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/black-panther[/url] ([url]https://www.marvelheroes.com/heroes/black-panther[/url])

Storm

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Storms Alternate Costume got some back!

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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 21, 2013, 07:14:12 pm
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End Of A Era?
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NEW YORK (AP) - Video game maker Atari's U.S. operations have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an effort to separate from their French parent company, which is filing a similar motion separately in France.

In a statement, Atari says the move is necessary to secure investments it needs to grow in mobile and downloadable video games.

Atari's U.S. operations have shifted to focus on digital games and licensing, including developing mobile games, and have become a growth engine for its owner. France's Infogrames Entertainment first took a stake in Atari in 2000. It acquired the remaining stake in 2008 and changed its name to Atari S.A.

But the U.S. operations have been better performing than the rest of the company. In fiscal 2012 digital and licensing revenue both grew significantly and contributed 70 percent of revenue, while sales in bricks-and-mortar stores declined.

In December, Atari S.A. said a credit agreement it entered into with investor BlueBay its main shareholder and only lender would lapse at the end of the year and the company was seeking other ways to raise money. It added that it expects to report a "significant loss" for fiscal 2012.

On Monday, Atari S.A. said it and its European operations would file related bankruptcy procedures in France at the same time as the U.S. bankruptcy filing.

CEO Jim Wilson said the moves were the "best decision to protect the company and its shareholders." The auction process in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings will "maximize the proceeds" going to shareholders, he added.

Creditors include accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, and retail stores Kmart and Wal-Mart Stores, although none are owed more than $250,000. Blue Bay is not listed as one of the U.S. operations' creditors.

Atari, which turned 40 last year, was a videogame pioneer with games like "Pong" and "Centipede," but has changed ownership several times amid financial problems. In its filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, Atari said it had $1 million to $10 million in assets and $10 million to $50 million in debt. It is seeking approval for $5.25 million in debtor-in-possession financing from investment firm Tenor Capital Management.

Atari said it expects to sell its assets or confirm a restructuring plan within the next three to six months.

Atari S.A., which trades on the Euronext Paris market of NYSE Euronext, has requested trading of its shares be suspended.



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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mad Coco G on January 24, 2013, 12:00:03 am
To be honest I can't think of the last time I bought a game with that logo on it( technically I think another company bought their name and then re-branded themselves Atari ) let alone knew they put out a game
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 24, 2013, 12:55:59 am
To be honest I can't think of the last time I bought a game with that logo on it( technically I think another company bought their name and then re-branded themselves Atari ) let alone knew they put out a game



I can.

The last two titles I picked up over the years was 'Dungeons & Dragon: The Temple of Elemental Evil' and 'Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.'

There was another title in development called 'Gamma World' or 'Gamma Terra' which looked sort of like a post-apocalyptic  game  but have no idea what became of it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mad Coco G on January 24, 2013, 09:18:29 pm
And neither of those games interest me and back during the time period of jr high/high school I was all about D&D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 24, 2013, 11:02:38 pm
To be honest I can't think of the last time I bought a game with that logo on it( technically I think another company bought their name and then re-branded themselves Atari ) let alone knew they put out a game




I can.

The last two titles I picked up over the years was 'Dungeons & Dragon: The Temple of Elemental Evil' and 'Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.'

There was another title in development called 'Gamma World' or 'Gamma Terra' which looked sort of like a post-apocalyptic  game  but have no idea what became of it.


Battle, you dun remember nunna this!!!

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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mad Coco G on January 25, 2013, 11:15:01 am
A friend I'm really close to still has that, it's mounted on his display case
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 25, 2013, 01:36:38 pm
And neither of those games interest me and back during the time period of jr high/high school I was all about D&D


Well then, you're not a real D&D fan because those titles I mentioned above are licensed products from the creator of role-playing games. (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/44.gif) :)  cheers!

Anyway, the reason I posted that article (among other reasons) about Atari is because that was the company that started the whole video game industry 40 years ago. Now, they are filing for bankruptcy.  Now, some may argue that the video game industry actually started in 1969.  As demonstrated here:

PONG - First documented Video Ping-Pong game - 1969 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNRx5hc4gYc#)

...but it was Nolan Bushnell who had a vested interest in making a profit from video games, which sparked the industry we know today. :)

Rise of the Video Game: Level One | Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ras4E4N1S5E#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on January 25, 2013, 02:33:14 pm
To be honest I can't think of the last time I bought a game with that logo on it( technically I think another company bought their name and then re-branded themselves Atari ) let alone knew they put out a game



I can.

The last two titles I picked up over the years was 'Dungeons & Dragon: The Temple of Elemental Evil' and 'Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.'

There was another title in development called 'Gamma World' or 'Gamma Terra' which looked sort of like a post-apocalyptic  game  but have no idea what became of it.

Gamma World was a pen and paper RPG back in the 70's. So it even predates stuff like The Bladerunner movie.

If I were to guess, they abandoned the Computer Game version because A) they were going broke and B)its an OLD license/trademark. Its chances of catching on probably werent good.

You'd have to be a 70's baby to even know what Gamma World was.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 25, 2013, 03:02:30 pm
To be honest I can't think of the last time I bought a game with that logo on it( technically I think another company bought their name and then re-branded themselves Atari ) let alone knew they put out a game



I can.

The last two titles I picked up over the years was 'Dungeons & Dragon: The Temple of Elemental Evil' and 'Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale.'

There was another title in development called 'Gamma World' or 'Gamma Terra' which looked sort of like a post-apocalyptic  game  but have no idea what became of it.

Gamma World was a pen and paper RPG back in the 70's. So it even predates stuff like The Bladerunner movie.

If I were to guess, they abandoned the Computer Game version because A) they were going broke and B)its an OLD license/trademark. Its chances of catching on probably werent good.

You'd have to be a 70's baby to even know what Gamma World was.




Fascinatin'! :D

I did not know this.


Hey, there's another thing I wanted to mention which may have contributed to Atari's downfall, which is every other video game company's problem:

Lack of diversity

The video game industry isn't very inclusive of females or people of color. 
Sure, these companies may outsource to females or people of color but rarely if, ever,  do they embrace them into thier doors permanently.

It's a pattern I've been observing for decades.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 25, 2013, 04:05:40 pm
Hmmm How does one place the screen on to the youtube vid on here.? I have some goodies for you guys
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 25, 2013, 05:04:05 pm
Hmmm How does one place the screen on to the youtube vid on here.? I have some goodies for you guys

Usually a copy/paste of the url will work, try that, bro.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 25, 2013, 05:25:56 pm
Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay (Saiyan Heroine) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeNbLyu4auI#ws)

Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WM6X9j7TR4#ws)

Basically this is me playing these while I was in Japan last week.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mad Coco G on January 25, 2013, 05:37:41 pm


Well then, you're not a real D&D fan because those titles I mentioned above are licensed products from the creator of role-playing games. ([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/44.gif[/url]) :)  cheers!


Just because they're licensed doesn't mean anyone is obligated to play them let alone prove their fandom by doing so, I at one times owned the D&D: Tower of Doom cab but I never called anyone out on their fandom for not doing the same
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mad Coco G on January 25, 2013, 05:40:12 pm
Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay (Saiyan Heroine) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeNbLyu4auI#ws[/url])

Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WM6X9j7TR4#ws[/url])

Basically this is me playing these while I was in Japan last week.


Pretty cool, love the Mr. Satan is wearing a jet pack
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 25, 2013, 06:26:43 pm


Well then, you're not a real D&D fan because those titles I mentioned above are licensed products from the creator of role-playing games. ([url]http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/44.gif[/url]) :)  cheers!


Just because they're licensed doesn't mean anyone is obligated to play them let alone prove their fandom by doing so, I at one times owned the D&D: Tower of Doom cab but I never called anyone out on their fandom for not doing the same





This  is what you think the point of the discussion should be focused on...?! ???

You replied in this thread  that [paraphrasing] "...you don't remember the last time you saw a video game with the Atari logo on it..."

So I listed two games that I remember were recently released by Atari;  Temple of Elemental Evil  in 2003  &  Daggerdale in 2011...  ...and a well known license at that.
There were probably more titles that released since then.
It's not as if Atari was still making 'Pong'  sequels to stay out of the red. :-\

The point I'm bringing up is that here is the company that started it all, winds up going bankrupt. Meanwhile, the other company embedded deeper in this stack of comments, Activision,  founded from Atari is still very profitable and still going strong in the video game business.
 
Activision's  'Call of Duty' series are setting incredible sales records.  It's an ironic and bizarre twist here.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on January 26, 2013, 07:07:30 am
Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay (Saiyan Heroine) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeNbLyu4auI#ws[/url])

Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WM6X9j7TR4#ws[/url])

Basically this is me playing these while I was in Japan last week.


It looks like Dragonball GT characters Pan and Uub are in this game.

That makes this game more diverse than the DB cartoons were for the most part.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on January 26, 2013, 10:02:40 am
Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay (Saiyan Heroine) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeNbLyu4auI#ws[/url])

Dragon Ball Heroes Gameplay ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WM6X9j7TR4#ws[/url])

Basically this is me playing these while I was in Japan last week.


It looks like Dragonball GT characters Pan and Uub are in this game.

That makes this game more diverse than the DB cartoons were for the most part.
Because they are. I was playing as Uub and Pan. The one that "looks like pan" is the first super saiyan female. So yes it is kinda a big deal (not in a series nor manga). She is a created character for the game.

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120305182348/dragonball/images/f/fd/DBHGalaxyHeroine.png)


Pretty much every character from DBZ to GT is added including the villains. sh*t even the smaller tier villains in the movies. Tree of Might villians is in this. Even the crew of Bardock is playable.

There are 8 female characters to choose from. That means Pan, 3 different created characters for game, videl, android 18, one of Bardock's teamates and some model name Akina. This game was is a blast to play. BTW im going back to Japan again b4 the end of the year and yes this time longer and more videos.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 08, 2013, 10:00:56 am
GREAT BIG WAR GAME
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Great Big War Game APK+DATA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxXwGK2ModM#)

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Great Big War Game for Android - review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF1SQUFzjns#ws)

Back-in-th'-day, I used to play turn-based strategy games like Military Madness on the TurboGrafx 16, eventually moving onto M.A.X. (Mechanized Assault & Exploration) by Interplay on the PC and Advanced Wars on the GameBoy Advance... and anything else similar to this style of gameplay.

Great Big War Game by Rubicon Development continues this tradition of playful, strategic "...gameplay for brilliant tactical minds" (as described by one of the developers of Rubicon).

The game designers of Rubicon recognize that people have more important things to do than play video games, so the multi-player component consists of a 'correspondence' system of taking turns; that is, each of the 2 players make thier moves and send out the results to await an outcome from the opponent. Multi-player matches can play out from 1 day to a week, or maybe even a month...  ---and a single player can play several matches at once!
 
Great Big War Game can be played across many different digital platforms, so there's no reason NOT to try it out!


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on February 08, 2013, 07:39:18 pm
Valentine's Day gift (to the left, to the left)

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Too bad Nintendo didn't ship the thing with any games. I mean, even the old school Nintendo had Duck Hunt. I'm tempted to make a Walmart run, but the Amazon used games are soooo much cheaper than anything I could justify buying this weekend.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 08, 2013, 08:16:39 pm
I'd rather have the lady on the right side of that photo!(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/11.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 09, 2013, 04:45:16 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 10, 2013, 12:20:09 pm
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Conan: Conan O'Brien
"Video game maker Atari has filed for bankruptcy.  Atari fans are so upset, they're organizing a massive letter-writing campaign to president reagan."
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2013, 12:11:11 pm
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Asteroids Deluxe (1980) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wNPBK60XSU#)

I hear on the news that there is a 150-foot asteroid, named 2012 DA14,  on course to make the closest known flyby of Earth for a rock of its size. But NASA said there was no chance it would smash into Earth. The closest it would come was 17,150 miles, scientists estimated -- closer than many communication and weather satellites but well far enough to avoid catastrophe.  All of that according to MSN News...

Coincidence, Atari?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 20, 2013, 06:53:30 am
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According to CNN,  cybersecurity firm Mandiant says it has proof that China's military has direct ties to a major hacking group.

Mandiant says the group stole data from 141 organizations around the world.

The Chinese military denies the allegations in Mandiant's report.




"We hold life to be sacred, but we also know the foundation of life consists in a stream of codes not so different from the successive frames of a watchvid. Why then cannot we cut one code short here, and start another there? Is life so fragile that it can withstand no tampering? Does the sacred brook no improvement?"
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 21, 2013, 06:34:00 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 22, 2013, 09:41:54 am
The thing about china that sh*t is true. When one wants to get an "edge" in those MMOs you'll buy gold and it is always some chinese hacker
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 22, 2013, 12:28:33 pm
The thing about china that sh*t is true. When one wants to get an "edge" in those MMOs you'll buy gold and it is always some chinese hacker

Yeah.

Those are the guys who are pretty much forcing political prisoners and whatnot to level grind thru World of Warcraft at gunpoint.

That's how those guys always have so much @#$$ available. They are using slave labor to rack up gold, armor, magic and other transferables for them.


 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 23, 2013, 06:27:15 pm


Yeah.

Those are the guys who are pretty much forcing political prisoners and whatnot to level grind thru World of Warcraft at gunpoint.

That's how those guys always have so much @#$$ available. They are using slave labor to rack up gold, armor, magic and other transferables for them.
Many dont realize they are providing money to strengthen the Chinese military SMH
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 25, 2013, 01:43:53 am
The thing about china that sh*t is true. When one wants to get an "edge" in those MMOs you'll buy gold and it is always some chinese hacker



You are 100% correct.

These foreign hackers not only hijack virtual economies in MMOs but they have invaded every popular online game on the market with cheats.
I remember playing D&D: Daggerdale online back-in-th'-day and almost every player who'd enter my game with an loose open microphone would be a Chinese hacker on the other end and I'd know this because you can hear the mandarin/cantonese dialogue chatter amongst each other.  Now, D&D: Daggerdale is specifically designed to prevent other human players from attacking each other but somehow these M/Fer's have found a way to eliminate your on-line character instantaneously with a cheat code or hacking program.

I got so annoyed that I just stopped playing altogether and uninstalled the game. >:(

Next thing ya know, Atari files for bankruptcy protection a year later. :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 28, 2013, 09:56:10 am
Here's an oldie but goodie! 8)

THE ECONOMY IS IN THE THROES OF DEEP RECESSION.
FLAMES OF RIOT RULE THE CITIES.
GAS IS EXPENSIVE AND SCARCE.  CRIME IS RAMPANT...

...AND REPUBLICANS DON'T SEEM TO CARE.
Interstate 76 Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JCGZFQZkdc#)

THIS IS A TIME FOR VIGILANTES.

Stock vehicle of choice?
 
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Cool thing about Interstate '76 is that because it's a 1st generation Windows 95 game, it plays extremely smooth on a modern Windows 7 laptop (with a compatible USB gamepad, of course!) without 3-D acceleration.   Although, I'm not certain how the game runs on Windows 8.(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/33.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 12, 2013, 10:23:56 am
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After more than three years since the introduction of the original Angry Birds, Rovio keeps finding ways to draw its 1.7 billion users in, first with new versions of the game and ultimately a surrounding franchise. Now the app maker is entering an entire new platform, with its weekly animated TV series Angry Birds Toons.


Rovio is milking this cash cow for what it's worth, gawdammit...!(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/50.gif)MmmooOO0000OOooooo...!


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 13, 2013, 11:09:00 am
I'ze married now! I say I'ze married now!!!!

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Too bad I'm also an unrepentant murderer, a lifelong thief and prostitute (literally), and a serial cheater. Oh, well. I'm pretty sure my new husband is banging my housecarl while I'm away. The funny thing is that it took me over a year to pick a spouse. Not a year in-game...like, a CALENDAR year.  The character I chose isn't even a marriage prospect - I had to "console" marry him. (f*ck yeah, console command!!!) I adopted my two daughters and owned six houses before I married this guy.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 13, 2013, 01:18:39 pm
Unless there are bonuses to married couples (as in The Sims series), the obvious choice is:



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I do. Now and forever.




([url]http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFff7_03_zps22ca62c6.gif[/url])Stop the wedding!  I can't go through with this.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 13, 2013, 01:38:15 pm
There are bonuses. You get Lovers Comfort (http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Well_Rested#Well_Rested) (not to be confused with the X-rated mod Lovers Comfort (http://www.loverslab.com/topic/14108-wip-lovers-comfort-v2013-03-10/)), and adopting kids gets you A Mother's/Father's Love. Plus your spouse cooks for you and sets up a small shop where s/he gives you all the profits at the end of the day.

Then there's the matter of raising your kids, although I have a housecarl, a bard and a carriage driver to watch over them all. You can only adopt two in vanilla Skyrim (meaning it's played without any mods), but I used the Multiple Adoptions mod to adopt four.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on March 13, 2013, 02:41:58 pm
I'ze married now! I say I'ze married now!!!!

([url]http://i48.tinypic.com/28935.jpg[/url])

Too bad I'm also an unrepentant murderer, a lifelong thief and prostitute (literally), and a serial cheater. Oh, well. I'm pretty sure my new husband is banging my housecarl while I'm away. The funny thing is that it took me over a year to pick a spouse. Not a year in-game...like, a CALENDAR year.  The character I chose isn't even a marriage prospect - I had to "console" marry him. (f*ck yeah, console command!!!) I adopted my two daughters and owned six houses before I married this guy.
What game is this from?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on March 13, 2013, 06:27:25 pm
What game is this from?
Most likely Skyrim
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 13, 2013, 11:51:13 pm
De Storm's introduction to the grandaddy of all strategy games, Chess, creatively demonstrates why this ancient battle still rages on for generations...

HOW TO PLAY CHESS! (rap) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2CkHLAM_oc#ws)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcheckvmate_02_zpsd82701cd.jpg)

Which motivated me to purchase & download a Chess-themed game listed in the strategy section called 'Check Vs. Mate' by Topware Interactive  available from my STEAM account (http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFsteam_02_zpsc53673b7.gif)
You're probably thinking, "Hold on, Battle, why would you buy another Chess game on your computer if there's already a complimentary 'Chess Titans' pre-installed in your Start>Games section on Windows 7? (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/6.gif)?

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFchess_02_zps64c25d79.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcheckvmate_01_zps865c5acc.jpg)

Well, because 'Chess Titans' isn't as elegantly designed as 'Check Vs. Mate', that's why!

Would You Like To Know More?
http://store.steampowered.com/app/211070/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/211070/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 14, 2013, 09:28:59 am
What game is this from?
Most likely Skyrim

Excuse me, gentlemen, but Skyrim is not a game. Skyrim is an experience. It is the gamer's pilgrimage to holy Mecca itself. In fact, I demand that every bow their heads slightly every time the name is said or typed.

No, but seriously. If you have a spouse or kids, don't touch this game. You will lose entire chunks of your life. I STILL don't know where the summer of 2012 went (thank goodness, cuz it was a baaaaad one).

Crazy thing is that I've sunk about 50 hours into my character, and today I started over. No more Thieves Guild, no more Dark Brotherhood, no more breaking and entering, no more pickpocketing. I might even give up prostitution...or at least I might give it up once I marry and adopt again. I'm only going to work with the stuff (armor, gold, weapons, etc.) that I legitimately buy or I loot off bodies. (It's not possible to get through this game without quite a bit of killing.) Getting married and becoming a mother has made an honest gamer out of me.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 14, 2013, 11:26:06 am
I played Skyrim till it got to them damn spiders!  f*** that!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 14, 2013, 12:16:55 pm
I played Skyrim till it got to them damn spiders!  f*** that!


Saying you played Skyrim until you got to the spiders is like saying you played Mario until you got to the Goombas.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lwDSNkvCzeA/TJOuc-KclrI/AAAAAAAACcg/ymiSet5t-4o/s400/NSMBW_Goomba.jpg)
"Oh sh*t, son!!!!"

BTW, what system were you playing on? If you say 360, I'll stab you in your forehead.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 14, 2013, 12:52:24 pm
I played Skyrim till it got to them damn spiders!  f*** that!


Saying you played Skyrim until you got to the spiders is like saying you played Mario until you got to the Goombas.

([url]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lwDSNkvCzeA/TJOuc-KclrI/AAAAAAAACcg/ymiSet5t-4o/s400/NSMBW_Goomba.jpg[/url])
"Oh sh*t, son!!!!"

BTW, what system were you playing on? If you say 360, I'll stab you in your forehead.


PC, I got passed those intro spiders at the beginning but the first quest for the Golden Chalice or whatever it was, with the big ass one.  I was out.  And I hear there are more and nastier ones further along...again f*** that!   ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 14, 2013, 01:58:26 pm
PC, I got passed those intro spiders at the beginning but the first quest for the Golden Chalice or whatever it was, with the big ass one.  I was out.  And I hear there are more and nastier ones further along...again f*** that!   ;)

You're not playing with a keyboard and mouse, right?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 15, 2013, 12:44:56 am
Speaking of 'experiences' in Skyrim, didja hear?(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFnews_01_zps8ebffa0c.gif)(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/gaz.gif)

GAME DESIGNERS OF SKYRIM REACH OUT TO PLAYER

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFskyrim_01_zps09e2e2dc.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFskyrim_03_zps82ca9fd3.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFskyrim_02_zps4983fa8e.jpg)

According to an article written by Patricia Hernandez over at Kotaku, and relayed by Arcade SushiThe Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was a huge form of solace for a gamer who lost his sister to cancer over a year ago, and he shared his experiences on a Reddit thread.

"On February 21st, 2012, my sister passed away after a nine-year battle with cancer," lb-Cyber wrote in a Reddit thread. Dealing with the loss wasn't easy, as you might imagine. He had a "deep-rooted" depression, and was feeling rather isolated and alone following the death.

Redditor lb-cybers message was discovered by Bethesda, and a package was delivered to his door on the anniversary of his siblings death.

The Bethesda package included an art book signed by the entire Bethesda Game Studios team, as well as a note from Bethesda Softworks community manager Matt Grandstaff.



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http://arcadesushi.com/skyrim-comforts-gamer-after-sisters-passing/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_45731 (http://arcadesushi.com/skyrim-comforts-gamer-after-sisters-passing/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_45731)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 15, 2013, 12:05:00 pm
PC, I got passed those intro spiders at the beginning but the first quest for the Golden Chalice or whatever it was, with the big ass one.  I was out.  And I hear there are more and nastier ones further along...again f*** that!   ;)

You're not playing with a keyboard and mouse, right?

Yes, I am playing with a keyboard and mouse.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 15, 2013, 01:20:49 pm
Yes, I am playing with a keyboard and mouse.


Ahhhhhhhh. No wonder you're dying. You need a PC controller. I strongly suggest the 360 controller (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-Wireless-Controller-Windows/dp/B004QRKWKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363378537&sr=8-1&keywords=360+controller+for+windows) for Windows since you're primarily a 360 player, IIRC.


You can also go to the "gameplay" menu and move the difficulty down to novice at any time, even in the middle of a battle. Don't be ashamed! Skyrim is NOT an easy game right out of the gate.

The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim - How to change difficulty! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFDdU2i2nJc#ws)

If it's still too rough for you, go into the console (by hitting the ~ key) and type in "tgm". That stands for "toggle god mode" and will make you invincible.

In non-Skyrim related news, I will be tackling Tomb Raider this weekend. Can't wait!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 15, 2013, 03:05:11 pm
lmao!!  I'm not dying from the spiders, I have a "slight" case of arachnophobia.  F*** them b*tch @ss 8 legged f***s!

ps. I even modded them to be pedobears and that was even more creepy!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 16, 2013, 11:22:00 am
*sigh* Bad news, guys. Turns out that pimpin' still ain't easy, not even in Tamriel.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/2zegmj4.jpg)

Whatever. Bitch betta have my septims.

Anyway, anybody tackle Crysis 3 yet?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 16, 2013, 03:23:21 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbklyncastle_03_zpsb4004531.jpg)

17-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl On Her Way To Become 1st African American Chess Master! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07qTKke2Mw#)


This is still Women's History Month so it's safe to say:

According to CNN radio, last year's documentary-drama,  "BROOKLYN CASTLE" introduced 17 year old,  Rochelle Ballantyne moving her closer to the goal of becoming the first female African-American Chess Master in history.

2012 US Women's Chess Champion Irina Krush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR5QTzxx80Q#ws)

..and also, last year's US Women's Chess Champion,  Irina Krush,  talks about her victory defeating the defending Champion Anna Zatonskih.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 20, 2013, 07:22:50 pm
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I once wrote that "...not all gamers are social retards..."  There are times where I regret that remark. 
I was reading an article at Unreality Magazine about a '5 most disappointing video games list' where Fable 3 made the list.  What was curious about the article was that the writer was confused as to why did the white male character he controlled & the white female spouse he didn't control produced a black child.

Did it ever occur to the writer that maybe wifey had tall, dark & handsome lover on the side that he didn't know about?(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/hollyeclark1/f4363e34.gif)(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)
That was no bug in the programming, you dolt! ;D 
That was intentional.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFfable_02_zps0ae1c79c.jpg)

Fable 3

"Google Fable 3″ and youll find my 2,800 word behemoth of an article near the top of the results that goes over in extreme detail why I deemed the game an actual embarrassment to video games. I wont go into ever point here, but suffice to say theres plenty to talk about.
 
It was such a disappointment to me because I really did like the other games, and felt like the second title improved on the first a great deal. In turn, I was expecting the new chapter to improve further, not keep everything the same while making a very few obvious aspects worse.
 
The game was just sloppily put together, as hilariously evidenced by my white character and wife producing a black child. But past the silliness of the bugs, the end game mode of becoming king and ruling which promised to be so profound was idiotic and rushed. What should have been an entire new half of the game was a mere hour of stupidity that almost always resulted in a lackluster ending."



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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 22, 2013, 04:33:29 pm
Not for nothing Battle, if that mess were to happen in real life the first thing some dudes would say is" there must be some kind of mistake" and blame the hospital before flipping the f*ck out.

But I'd be pissed too, really.

Dudes playing a video game so they can get played even worse they  do in real life is kinda REALLY depressing if you think about it.

"My 12th level Lawyer will now sue for sexual abandonment".

How the @#$% is that supposed be fun!?!?!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2013, 05:31:57 pm
Not for nothing Battle, if that mess were to happen in real life the first thing some dudes would say is" there must be some kind of mistake" and blame the hospital before flipping the f*ck out.

But I'd be pissed too, really.

Dudes playing a video game so they can get played even worse they  do in real life is kinda REALLY depressing if you think about it.

"My 12th level Lawyer will now sue for sexual abandonment".

How the @#$% is that supposed be fun!?!?!






(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlawyer_01_zps33320e0d.gif)I'LL SUE...!




Y'know um sayin'?   Heh heh heh heh...!
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 22, 2013, 07:35:57 pm
Fable III was...aight. Diablo III should've made that list. Talk about your pieces of crap.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 22, 2013, 08:25:21 pm
Fable III was...aight. Diablo III should've made that list. Talk about your pieces of crap.


Now Marvel is coming out with their Diablo style MMO in June.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KPqhrQPLgNE# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KPqhrQPLgNE#)!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2013, 08:52:26 pm
Fable III was...aight. Diablo III should've made that list. Talk about your pieces of crap.








That's because blizzard entertainment has become the McDonald's of the video game industry.  The company is designing video games to satisfy their investors in the stock market rather than the gamers who actually play their crappy games.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbliz_04_zps6a2cec3f.jpg)

Would You Like To Know More?
http://ycharts.com/companies/ATVI/profit_margin (http://ycharts.com/companies/ATVI/profit_margin)

blizzard entertainment is all about the fast sales to make the top 10 best seller's list and fast money-making schemes to stay in the biz.(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/64.gif)  Fast selling video games, very little content. That's why Diablo III was so 'gawd-awful'.  starcraft II is no different.  That game was garbage, too.(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/47.gif)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbliz_03_zps667a8a60.jpg)

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http://www.vgchartz.com/ (http://www.vgchartz.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on March 23, 2013, 07:05:15 pm
Tomb Raider is pretty cool so far, although it feels more like The Hunger Games than anything. Make shelter, find a bow and arrows, hunt for food, hide from enemies...and all so very, very Eurocentric. And boy, oh boy, do I HATE linear gameplay. Can't do anything until you've done this and this objective and upgraded that weapon...don't get me started on the clips that you can't skip through unless you want to be SERIOUSLY confused afterwards.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 24, 2013, 11:12:43 am
I'm so old school that I still have dozens of DOS computers games now branded, abandonware, that Microsoft's current Windows operating system absolutely, positively refuses to run on my  laptop.

DOS is still there underneath all of Windows latest & greatest, glossy veneer of social network-styled operating systems in version 7 & (maybe 8!)

Thank goodness for small miracles!

A small team of programmers have managed to pull out that ancient method of memorized, written commands into a neat little package called DOSBOX.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFdosbox_01_zpsc8fb21d2.jpg)

So now, running some of my old DOS computer games on my current desktop is as easy as A, B & C:\ prompt! 8)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFdosbox_02_zpsb66ab45b.jpg)

If only Microsoft would agree to bundle this program into their next Windows update.

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.dosbox.com/ (http://www.dosbox.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 26, 2013, 07:54:13 am
Remember folks, no matter how grim things may seem...  it only just seems that way.

"WINNING TAKES CARE OF EVERYTHING."

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtiger_01_zps358101a8.jpg)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 | The Rumble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cFKBM5adMo#ws)

Anyone checked out the latest Nike print ad & EA Sports TV ad?  The TV ad promoting one of his most lucrative endorsement franchises, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, featuring the legendary pro Golfer, Arnold Palmer is the most memorable between the two spots.  The TV ad is a homage to popular martial arts movies from back-in-th'-day.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtiger_02_zps65244804.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtiger_03_zps42d65bd8.jpg)

According to BleacherReport, the game releases on March 26 (that's today!), whereupon you can play with some of the best golfers to ever dominate the sport.


Would You Like To Know More?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1580591-tiger-woods-and-arnold-palmers-kung-fu-is-stronger-than-your-kung-fu (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1580591-tiger-woods-and-arnold-palmers-kung-fu-is-stronger-than-your-kung-fu)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 27, 2013, 07:23:45 am
Mario Bros vs Wright Bros. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_hKLfTKU5Y#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 28, 2013, 02:25:59 am
Gaming getting more and more real by the year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U8HVQXkeU8U#at=288 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U8HVQXkeU8U#at=288)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 28, 2013, 04:03:31 am
Hey, that's an amazing technology demonstration and it's quite clear that Battlefield 4 is designed to do just that...
---sell technology.  I can only imagine what kind of hardware it takes to run the damn thing! :o

These modern video games can increase the color palette to insane levels, add extremely dynamic lighting, shadow & particle effects and everything but y'know what...?    All video games are still Pong. ;D

How do I know this?  Take a look at the little inset on the bottom, left-hand corner that displays the 'map' circled in red.  That's the core of the game engine!  All of the other elements 'outside of the box'  (pun intended) is just computer animated imagery corresponding to what's happening inside that little screen. 

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFpong_02_zps96a083d5.jpg)

That little inset (a.k.a the map) in Battlefield 4 is what I used to play 30+ years ago! ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 28, 2013, 11:30:12 am
30 years ago we was playing Atari's Star Wars, Dragon's Lair and Mario Brothers.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 28, 2013, 02:42:35 pm
30 years ago we was playing Atari's Star Wars, Dragon's Lair and Mario Brothers.




Says you! ;D

I was still trying to nail that high score at Asteroids Deluxe & Missile Command on the coin-op machines inside the pizza shop around my way, trying my hand at various Atari 2600, Mattel's Intellivision and Activision games at home!  :)

I've always known that video games were heavily influenced by Hollywood movies (and vice versa) and that demo of Battlefield 4 has practically topped any action movie ever released in theaters.
What that demo has also accomplished is making me regress into what it was that I actually enjoyed about video games in the past... because I feel that a lot of these new video games aren't really fun anymore.  I couldn't even watch that cutscene where that soldier had to amputate his right leg to escape from the enemy.  I actually turned away in disgust.  The peril that these characters were put in was all so visceral.  These are computer generated polygons and I'm reacting to it as if it was real! ???

Anyway...

At the beginning of the year, I started an account at gog.com  GOG stands for "good old games" and they have a tremendously huge catalogue of every computer game, popular or obscure, at the same price that you'd pay for a downloadable app on a iPhone but 100 times the content these modern games don't have.  I haven't hit that account since January, and decided to check on it earlier this week and discovered that I had 10 free games sitting on the shelf!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFgog_01_zps339b46cd.jpg)


Make no mistake about it, these are really old games released around 1990 but they're classics.  The quality is definetly there.  Hey, I used to play Telstar (a Pong clone!) and Atari 2600, Mattel Intellivison back-in-th-day which were far more simplicist than these titles ever were.  So far,  I downloaded Ultima: Savage Empire & 'Beneath A Steel Sky'.  By today's standards, these games are sooo tiny in file size,  one could have dozens of them sitting on the harddrive and still not even reach a gig.



Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZMIztBM7nM#)

'Ultima: Savage Empire' is a throwback to great character interactions and exploratory adventure.

Beneath a Steel Sky ~ Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhIIyxNn_04#)

'Beneath A Steel Sky' plays like a interactive comicbook.  The comicbook artist is Dave Gibbons.  Perhaps you've heard of him? ;)


These are the kind of games you play on your laptop while waiting for your next priority and you need a lot of imagination to appreciate these games.  I just don't have the hardware to run something like Battlefield 4 on my computer.

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http://www.gog.com/ (http://www.gog.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 28, 2013, 02:48:03 pm
HA!  What game did you master at the arcade?  I ran an arcade back in the day around 84, 85 called the Nickleodeon. We used cincuenta centavos...a mexican 50 cent piece for machine tokens, a lot cheaper than quarters.  We got about 2000 for a buck when we ran low.

As for a game I mastered, it is still my all time favorite...Robotron 2084! booya!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 28, 2013, 02:59:03 pm
HA!  What game did you master at the arcade?  I ran an arcade back in the day around 84, 85 called the Nickleodeon. We used cincuenta centavos...a mexican 50 cent piece for machine tokens, a lot cheaper than quarters.  We got about 2000 for a buck when we ran low.

As for a game I mastered, it is still my all time favorite...Robotron 2084! booya!  ;D







Which ones did I master?  None of them!(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/hollyeclark1/f4363e34.gif)(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)

Couldn't afford to! ;D

All the Williams Electronic games were classics, including Robotron 2084.
Hell, the plot to Robotron 2084 alone was practically a precursor to the movie, 'The Terminator'!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 07, 2013, 05:23:47 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFnews_01_zps8ebffa0c.gif)(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/spezial/Fool/gaz.gif)Hm. Who Didn't See That Coming?
DISNEY SHUTS DOWN LUCASARTS
By Michael Beecham
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According to GamrREVIEW dot com, Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm and LucasArts last year for $4.05 billion, shut down the LucasArts division.  In an official statement, Disney said:
 
"After evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games. As a result of this change, we've had layoffs across the organization. We are incredibly appreciative and proud of the talented teams who have been developing our new titles."
 
Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.gamrreview.com/news/89941/lucasarts-shut-down-by-disney-raven-shares-jedi-knight-source-code/ (http://www.gamrreview.com/news/89941/lucasarts-shut-down-by-disney-raven-shares-jedi-knight-source-code/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on April 15, 2013, 05:50:48 pm
You know...I just want to point out that I had far, FAR less trouble with my bootleg copy of Skyrim than I do now, with a legit copy. Hell, I had to use my bootleg copy to fix my legitimate installation! Bethesda, y'all f*ckin' up!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 16, 2013, 12:19:43 am
You know...I just want to point out that I had far, FAR less trouble with my bootleg copy of Skyrim than I do now, with a legit copy. Hell, I had to use my bootleg copy to fix my legitimate installation! Bethesda, y'all f*ckin' up!!!

Yea, I buy all the games I like after a trial on bootleg.  After the spiders in Skyrim...the purchase did not happen.  What kind off probs you have?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on April 16, 2013, 05:41:23 am
You know...I just want to point out that I had far, FAR less trouble with my bootleg copy of Skyrim than I do now, with a legit copy. Hell, I had to use my bootleg copy to fix my legitimate installation! Bethesda, y'all f*ckin' up!!!
Sad thing is they are doing an MMO
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on April 16, 2013, 05:57:54 pm
Yea, I buy all the games I like after a trial on bootleg.  After the spiders in Skyrim...the purchase did not happen.  What kind off probs you have?


Kind of hard to explain. Your saves get corrupted as hell, and my D drive (where I save my games) is constantly disappearing, even though it's perfectly healthy. It even "dies" in the middle of the game! I never have any problems with any other games BUT this one. Don't get me started on the f*ckery that is Steam. And if you have to reinstall the game - and you will at one point - get ready to wait anywhere between two and six hours for it to install if you're downloading it from Steam.

To be fair, this could be because I'm running nearly 100 mods, or because my processor is overclocked to 3.6 GHz, but...I'm just saying, I've never had these copies with my bootleg copy, which is why I'm running it now. I don't mind, though. Steam Workshop has a lot of mods that only paying customers have access to; as long as I have *a* legit copy of Steam, I don't have to run *the* legit copy.

And speaking of games being worth the cost...

(http://i.imgur.com/aIXJ0lQ.jpg)

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!

And...

(http://media.t3.com/img/resized/ba/xl_batman_arkham_origins_logo.jpg)

DOUBLE YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on April 18, 2013, 06:23:36 am
Maxine?
 :o
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 18, 2013, 12:50:38 pm
Maxine?
 :o


Perhaps, Sybil Mason would be more suitable. :-X ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on April 18, 2013, 02:24:42 pm
Perhaps, Sybil Mason would be more suitable. :-X ;)

Sybil deez.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 20, 2013, 09:08:21 am
Hey guys!  Here is a code if you want to beta Marvel Heroes MMO...ENJOY!

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a165/RoddSteele/fgg_zps2716e7c4.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 20, 2013, 11:46:17 am
Hey guys!  Here is a code if you want to beta Marvel Heroes MMO...ENJOY!



Thanks for the heads up, Marv! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on April 20, 2013, 02:10:27 pm
Thanks, Marv. Anybody playing Bioshock Infinite? Another winner for the series.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 20, 2013, 02:28:26 pm
Thanks, Marv. Anybody playing Bioshock Infinite? Another winner for the series.

Is it a good stand alone or would it be better to play the previous ones?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on April 21, 2013, 08:39:51 pm
Is it a good stand alone or would it be better to play the previous ones?


They're all standalone games. Same universe, different story lines and characters.

http://irrationalgames.com/insider/bioshock-infinite-faq/ (http://irrationalgames.com/insider/bioshock-infinite-faq/)

BIOSHOCK INFINITE (Zero Punctuation) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rciyCHa6J4o#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 22, 2013, 03:37:25 am
My days of playing loopy, first-person  shooters are over...   although, the Half-Life series is still the best of the best out there.

It's all about turn based strategy games now like:
Shades of Darkness interview with Erwan Le Breton - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEYX89I2h0k#ws)
Shades of Darkness
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 22, 2013, 09:53:52 am
Wanna see another set of cool,  3-D animation?   ;D
Check out this animation reel!


M&M Heroes 6 - Funreel - 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0A2moNPgYM#ws)

"Puppetworks performs all in-game 3D animation work for Ubisoft on Might and Magic Heroes VI, the latest installment in the critically acclaimed video game franchise.
The total number of individual animations is over 1000. All of them are keyframe animations to ensure the quality and flexibility required by the frontline franchise and the diverse character design of fantasy creatures."


Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.puppetworks.eu/ (http://www.puppetworks.eu/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 24, 2013, 07:02:27 am
Dereque Kelley gives a quick explanation and demonstration as to why Black should fight for control of the B4 square in response to White's  opening move,  Queen's Gambit:


Chess openings - Slav Defence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja-Rn77J3Fs#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 26, 2013, 01:57:08 pm
StarCraft Cinematics: Open Rebellion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6HVcJVtB7E#ws)
cinematic: OPEN REBELLION

Here's my favorite cut scene from the original StarCraft.(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/55.gif)

Note the confederate flag insignia on the communications satellite getting blown up by a squadron of wraith spacecraft at 0:36/1:01!  ;)(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on May 05, 2013, 02:54:29 pm
Going to Spain for three weeks...three weeks with no Skyrim? How will I cope!? Wonder if my lappy can run it on low...

I just bought a Kindle Fire HD (graduation gift to myself - too bad I don't graduate until August) for that 15-hour flight. Now I just need some game recommendations. Between that, my Kindle Keyboard and my Ambien, I should be okay.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 05, 2013, 06:44:27 pm
When are you leaving?
Be safe!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on May 05, 2013, 08:05:22 pm
Going to Spain for three weeks...three weeks with no Skyrim? How will I cope!? Wonder if my lappy can run it on low...

I just bought a Kindle Fire HD (graduation gift to myself - too bad I don't graduate until August) for that 15-hour flight. Now I just need some game recommendations. Between that, my Kindle Keyboard and my Ambien, I should be okay.

Temple Run
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on May 05, 2013, 09:25:40 pm
Temple Run is cool, but I'm looking for something a bit more story/RPGish. TR, Angry Birds, etc. is going to get repetitive as hell after a while.

When are you leaving?
Be safe!


Thanks! I'm flying out on the 15th; I'll be back June 2nd.

*ETA* Plants vs. Zombies is a must-have. If you've never played it on Android or PC, I feel sorry for you.

Plants vs Zombies Android App Review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vm9i0lgCo8#ws)

1, 2, 3!

Plants Vs Zombies Music Video - Zombies On Your Lawn (CREDITS) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ5n1cdaPxY#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 12, 2013, 06:15:44 pm
Here's another animation reel that is featured in the popular Windows game, UBISOFT's Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness.  It's unclear if this work is from PuppetWorks but if it is...  The 3-D animation is extraordinary!
 
Might and Magic Heroes 6 - Shades Of Darkness - Dungeon Animation [UK] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD42nmyNek4#ws)


Please note  the Black Panther at 0:47/1:40!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 12, 2013, 06:43:23 pm
*ETA* Plants vs. Zombies is a must-have. If you've never played it on Android or PC, I feel sorry for you.






Sounds like fun! :)
Although, I've never played Plants vs. Zombies [by POP CAP],  It's clear that from your YouTube link that the gameplay resembles the classic arcade game from Bally/Midway called TAPPER.   I remember when this video game first came out, I was in 10th grade high school playing this every other day and far too young to drink and people in the neighborhood made a complaint that this game could influence teens to drink alcohol and the cabinet was subsequently removed.  Later,  Bally/Midway reprogrammed the graphical elements and changed the title to ROOTBEER TAPPER.     

Tapper (Arcade) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy5j0L6o6ns#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on May 13, 2013, 03:44:06 am
Sad part is teens are still drinking and it is all gaming fault LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 13, 2013, 05:50:37 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFkrush_02_zps0d6f5a18.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/Battle-D/media/HEFkrush_02_zps0d6f5a18.jpg.html)

2013 U.S. Chess Championships - Fox Sports Midwest Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXrGSfqLOV4#ws)

Apparently, St. Louis, Missouri is the home of some the best Chess players in the United States.   The 2013 U.S. Women's Championship winds down as this is the last day the tournament ends.  The  U.S. Chess Championship is also going on but I prefer to watch the women play Chess.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFkrush_03_zps2cdbd63b.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/Battle-D/media/HEFkrush_03_zps2cdbd63b.jpg.html)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFkrush_04_zpsc2941cec.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/Battle-D/media/HEFkrush_04_zpsc2941cec.jpg.html)

IM Irina Krush put on a dominating performance (8/9) to earn her fifth U.S. Women's Championship title.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFkrush_01_zps44be83bd.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/Battle-D/media/HEFkrush_01_zps44be83bd.jpg.html)

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.uschesschamps.com/ (http://www.uschesschamps.com/)
Check out a live stream of today's match when you get a chance! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: FLEX HECTIC on May 25, 2013, 02:12:20 pm
I played this game at the Black Business Expo yesterday!


http://tuskegeeredtails.com/index.php (http://tuskegeeredtails.com/index.php)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 27, 2013, 12:01:34 am
I played this game at the Black Business Expo yesterday!


[url]http://tuskegeeredtails.com/index.php[/url] ([url]http://tuskegeeredtails.com/index.php[/url])





Interesting presentation...


Needs a few adjustments.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on May 27, 2013, 05:16:56 am
Amazon's having a helluva sale for PC gamers...I've even bough a few legit copies of sh*t I've been bootlegging for years.

Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City: $11.49
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APOVDKW?tag=kotakuamzn-20&ascsubtag= (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APOVDKW?tag=kotakuamzn-20&ascsubtag=)[type|link[postId|506977987[asin|B00APOVDKW

Bioshock 1 & 2 - $4.99
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083W649I?tag=kotakuamzn-20&ascsubtag= (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083W649I?tag=kotakuamzn-20&ascsubtag=)[type|link[postId|506977987[asin|B0083W649I

Alan Wake: American Nightmare and Collector's Edition - pay what you want ($1 minimum)
https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly (https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly)

Tons more!
http://kotaku.com/the-moneysaver-wii-u-lowest-price-skyrim-legendary-509042275 (http://kotaku.com/the-moneysaver-wii-u-lowest-price-skyrim-legendary-509042275)

http://kotaku.com/moneysaver-special-edition-1500-games-on-sale-506977987 (http://kotaku.com/moneysaver-special-edition-1500-games-on-sale-506977987)

We have a lot of down time in Spain b/c siesta is from 2-5, and when they shut down for siesta, they shut DOWN.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 09, 2013, 08:05:05 am
After replaying Interplay's classic Dungeons & Dragons game, Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, there is a quest that allows a character named Valygar to join your party whose character portrait bears a strong resemblance to a certain Hollywood actor from the Fast & The Furious series.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFvalygar_01_zps12b79cc9.jpg)

Can You Guess Who This Hollywood Actor Is?
 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on July 09, 2013, 01:10:54 pm
...the f*ck? Why does Luda have that steroid swole reminiscent of Busta Rhymes?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on July 12, 2013, 01:26:51 pm
http://youtu.be/GfcycAo0buI (http://youtu.be/GfcycAo0buI)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 12, 2013, 04:12:32 pm
2077?!?


That's a long release date! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 10, 2013, 03:52:08 pm
From the Barbarian class skills in Diablo III:
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/skills_01_zps906005e9.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 10, 2013, 07:12:12 pm
I wanna play this game SO bad but 2:25 to 2:31 is why I probably will don't...fugg that!

The Elder Scrolls Online - Synergies, Finesse, Mounts, Vampires, and more! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqRfyfaY-Tg#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 11, 2013, 08:04:41 am
I wanna play this game SO bad but 2:25 to 2:31 is why I probably will don't...fugg that!





What is up with you and spiders?(http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/7.gif)?

Doncha know that spiders are excellent for our ecosystem?   They eliminate the annoying flyin' insects, like mosquitos.  Now, mosquitos are %#@&-ing creepy because of their voracious appetite for blood. (http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/47.gif)  They're worse than vampires!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 11, 2013, 08:28:58 pm
I wanna play this game SO bad but 2:25 to 2:31 is why I probably will don't...fugg that!





What is up with you and spiders?([url]http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/7.gif[/url])?

Doncha know that spiders are excellent for our ecosystem?   They eliminate the annoying flyin' insects, like mosquitos.  Now, mosquitos are %#@&-ing creepy because of their voracious appetite for blood. ([url]http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/47.gif[/url])  They're worse than vampires!


I don't kill them.  But I don't do spiders and it seems EVERY online game will have them!   :o
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 12, 2013, 03:01:19 am
I don't kill them.  But I don't do spiders and it seems EVERY online game will have them!   :o





Not just online games but video games in general, dating as far back as the arcade classic, Centipede!  It's good to know that you don't suffer from arachnophobia.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFspiders_01_zps0efde9c7.jpg)

That's first time I've ever saw spiders in video games. I guess, I've become accustomed to them ever since.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 19, 2013, 08:01:27 am
You dislike spiders in your role-playing games?  Then maybe you should avoid the latest developments from the Might & Magic series, Might & Magic X: Legacy

Might & Magic X - Legacy Preview Gameplay (PC HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gPZiFUreEk#)

Creepy, crawler beasties are back!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 19, 2013, 04:02:15 pm
damn man!

Just purchased parts for my new gaming rig...its gonna be a BEAST! Along with a new 27 inch monitor.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 19, 2013, 04:11:57 pm
damn man!

Just purchased parts for my new gaming rig...its gonna be a BEAST! Along with a new 27 inch monitor.  ;D




Sounds like you have a case of 'hot rod syndrome'!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on August 20, 2013, 01:01:12 pm
Just purchased parts for my new gaming rig...its gonna be a BEAST! Along with a new 27 inch monitor.  ;D

*snort* Mine is bigger than yours. 47 inches, baby. (Bend over.)  :P

Also, if you're not playing Dishonored yet, SHAME ON YOU. GO GET THAT SHYT.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 20, 2013, 02:43:12 pm
Just purchased parts for my new gaming rig...its gonna be a BEAST! Along with a new 27 inch monitor.  ;D

*snort* Mine is bigger than yours. 47 inches, baby. (Bend over.)  :P

Also, if you're not playing Dishonored yet, SHAME ON YOU. GO GET THAT SHYT.

I bow to your 47 inches Max.  Will check it out with the new system.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 23, 2013, 01:55:02 am
Can players now explore the Homeworld planets?

Hardware Trailer; From The Creators of Homeworld (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDhSzuWdKgU#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 27, 2013, 08:25:05 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFnewvegas_01_zpseef5ca19.jpg)

...but I didn't shoot the Deputy

Saw the fifth installment of the popular Fallout series, FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS on markdown and decided to give it a try.  Was not disappointed at all at this faithful, 3-D re-imagining of a possible post-apocalyptic world, recreated as a role-playing game is quite a different perspective from its classic, 2-D roots.

For those that don't know, the Fallout series flips the whole medieval 'Dungeons & Dragons' role-playing universe on its head, turning the genre into a quirky wild, wild American Western-style role-playing experience.  Instead of wielding small swords, your character would be equipped with a machete. Instead of  wielding bows & arrows, your character would be equipped with a gun. Instead of encountering large spiders out in the woods, there would be encounters with large scorpions in the desert.   Get it?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on August 28, 2013, 03:52:12 pm
My boyfriend broke up with me over Dishonored.

No, really.

This needs some background: Dishonored is a game where you are a bodyguard who was framed for the murder of the empress (hence the title). Once you're free, you can either stand by your morals or go berzerk and kill everybody. Low body count = low chaos. High body count = high chaos, meaning more guards and more rats. (The rats carry the plague & can kill you in a swarm.)

Dishonored "Rat Problems" HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZQ0AoJ-58#ws)

There is also the matter of achievements, and I got two huge ones in one runthrough: Shadow, meaning that I made it through all nine missions without alerting a single enemy, and Clean Hands, meaning that I did not kill a single enemy. Another major one is Art Dealer, where you find all 11 Sololov paintings (located in the most random obscure-as-sh*t locations) Both are difficult and require a sh*tload of going back to an old save. Worse, you cannot go back and redo a mission unless you redo all the missions that come after it. In my case, I botched mission #2 and planned to go back to later, only to find out that I couldn't, and had to redo levels 2-6.

Even worse than that, you don't know if you actually made it to the end w/o detecting or killing anyone until the very end of the mission. Imagine spending nearly two hours on a mission only to find that you accidentally killed someone, which is VERY easy to do. (Usually because you left a sleeping body somewhere and it got eaten by rats.)

According to Steam, it took me a whopping 52 hours to finish this game the way I wanted to. So naturally, on the second go-through, I'm killing everybody. I get to use all the cool weapons this time that I couldn't use last time. Grenades! Spring razors! Ho, what does this bolt do? Oh, it lights sh*t on fire? Like people? Cool! Hey, did you know that you could blow people up, then attack other people with body parts? Neither did I! WHEEEEEEEE!!!! I went from killing nobody in nine missions to killing 41 hostiles in the first mission. That's the one BEFORE you even get any of your cool weapons.

It seems that killing hookers was what did it for him. Now, in my defense, I wasn't trying to kill the hookers. I do my best to make sure I don't harm any civilians. See, in low chaos, you can render people unconscious by choking them from behind (or hitting them w/a sleep dart), but every time I got behind a civilian to do the chokeout (because the stupid motherf*ckers are always screaming for help when I'm trying to save their sorry lives), they would get stabbed in the neck instead because I kept hitting RT instead of RB. (I think I was just tired.) There was one ho who was steamed to death when I was killing a targeted enemy, and I felt really bad about that, but again...there's no way to lure away the survivors.

Dishonored - High Chaos Steam Assassination (Morgan Pendleton) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf5N5qViYno#ws)

Anyway, we got into a big fight about it and he started talking about my disturbing psycho tendencies, blah blah blah. We weren't really getting along to begin with - this was all part of my "get out and date more people" phase - but this irks the sh*t out of me somewhat. We were never compatible, and I said so from the start. I hate it when dudes pick silly fights in order to be able to say "I broke it off with her, not the other way around!" #whatevernigga

Regardless, I cannot recommend Dishonored enough. Not only will you come up with fascinating ways to both kill AND not kill people, it will apparently keep punk bitches at an arm's length. Four stars!

13 Ways to Die - Dishonored (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM0HZRI1_rc#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 30, 2013, 09:30:00 am
Back-in-th'-day, Virgin Interactive Entertainment published a computer role-playing video game called Land Of Lore: The Throne Of Chaos narrated by a certain Hollywood actor from the Star Trek: The Next Generation television show.

PC Longplay [107] Lands of Lore (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdBs7Pc1JE#)

Can You Guess Who This Hollywood Actor Is?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: The Griot on August 30, 2013, 10:41:08 am
My boyfriend broke up with me over Dishonored.

No, really.

This needs some background: Dishonored is a game where you are a bodyguard who was framed for the murder of the empress (hence the title). Once you're free, you can either stand by your morals or go berzerk and kill everybody. Low body count = low chaos. High body count = high chaos, meaning more guards and more rats. (The rats carry the plague & can kill you in a swarm.)

Dishonored "Rat Problems" HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEZQ0AoJ-58#ws)

LOL! Best game review ever!

There is also the matter of achievements, and I got two huge ones in one runthrough: Shadow, meaning that I made it through all nine missions without alerting a single enemy, and Clean Hands, meaning that I did not kill a single enemy. Another major one is Art Dealer, where you find all 11 Sololov paintings (located in the most random obscure-as-sh*t locations) Both are difficult and require a sh*tload of going back to an old save. Worse, you cannot go back and redo a mission unless you redo all the missions that come after it. In my case, I botched mission #2 and planned to go back to later, only to find out that I couldn't, and had to redo levels 2-6.

Even worse than that, you don't know if you actually made it to the end w/o detecting or killing anyone until the very end of the mission. Imagine spending nearly two hours on a mission only to find that you accidentally killed someone, which is VERY easy to do. (Usually because you left a sleeping body somewhere and it got eaten by rats.)

According to Steam, it took me a whopping 52 hours to finish this game the way I wanted to. So naturally, on the second go-through, I'm killing everybody. I get to use all the cool weapons this time that I couldn't use last time. Grenades! Spring razors! Ho, what does this bolt do? Oh, it lights sh*t on fire? Like people? Cool! Hey, did you know that you could blow people up, then attack other people with body parts? Neither did I! WHEEEEEEEE!!!! I went from killing nobody in nine missions to killing 41 hostiles in the first mission. That's the one BEFORE you even get any of your cool weapons.

It seems that killing hookers was what did it for him. Now, in my defense, I wasn't trying to kill the hookers. I do my best to make sure I don't harm any civilians. See, in low chaos, you can render people unconscious by choking them from behind (or hitting them w/a sleep dart), but every time I got behind a civilian to do the chokeout (because the stupid motherf*ckers are always screaming for help when I'm trying to save their sorry lives), they would get stabbed in the neck instead because I kept hitting RT instead of RB. (I think I was just tired.) There was one ho who was steamed to death when I was killing a targeted enemy, and I felt really bad about that, but again...there's no way to lure away the survivors.

Dishonored - High Chaos Steam Assassination (Morgan Pendleton) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf5N5qViYno#ws)

Anyway, we got into a big fight about it and he started talking about my disturbing psycho tendencies, blah blah blah. We weren't really getting along to begin with - this was all part of my "get out and date more people" phase - but this irks the sh*t out of me somewhat. We were never compatible, and I said so from the start. I hate it when dudes pick silly fights in order to be able to say "I broke it off with her, not the other way around!" #whatevernigga

Regardless, I cannot recommend Dishonored enough. Not only will you come up with fascinating ways to both kill AND not kill people, it will apparently keep punk bitches at an arm's length. Four stars!

13 Ways to Die - Dishonored (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM0HZRI1_rc#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on September 03, 2013, 09:46:58 am
Funny how I swing from one extreme to the other...

Wii U - New Super Mario Bros. U E3 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4pJnV5OxPI#ws)

Wii U - New Super Luigi U E3 Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4c1Oeh24yk#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on September 12, 2013, 08:53:56 pm
so has anyone played the online  Marvel heroes?  Is it cool at all?  how difficult is it to work controls on a PC? you have to use a joystick, yes?

...if you've never owned a PS3, Wii or X360, should you just wait until the next ones come out?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on September 13, 2013, 06:45:53 am
The only way that I am gonna pay 400 bucks for a new system is if somebody holds a gun to my head.
I've done the early adopter=sucker thing too many times already.

400 dollar systems and 60 dollar games to me equals slow sales over the holiday.
Why should a gamer buy a new system now when they can just buy GTA 5 or Lightning Returns for the systems they already have?

They are gonna have discount these systems once they see how slow sales are and the guys who
ran out to buy them that first month or so are gonna feel like kicking themselves. 

I'd pick up a PS3 or Xbox 360 now because they are now under 300 bucks but that is it.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on September 13, 2013, 07:35:33 am
The only way that I am gonna pay 400 bucks for a new system is if somebody holds a gun to my head.
I've done the early adopter=sucker thing too many times already.

400 dollar systems and 60 dollar games to me equals slow sales over the holiday.
Why should a gamer buy a new system now when they can just buy GTA 5 or Lightning Returns for the systems they already have?

They are gonna have discount these systems once they see how slow sales are and the guys who
ran out to buy them that first month or so are gonna feel like kicking themselves. 

I'd pick up a PS3 or Xbox 360 now because they are now under 300 bucks but that is it.
(http://www.thesmokingtire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/two-thumbs-up.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 13, 2013, 10:30:23 am
The only way that I am gonna pay 400 bucks for a new system is if somebody holds a gun to my head.
I've done the early adopter=sucker thing too many times already.

400 dollar systems and 60 dollar games to me equals slow sales over the holiday.
Why should a gamer buy a new system now when they can just buy GTA 5 or Lightning Returns for the systems they already have?

They are gonna have discount these systems once they see how slow sales are and the guys who
ran out to buy them that first month or so are gonna feel like kicking themselves. 

I'd pick up a PS3 or Xbox 360 now because they are now under 300 bucks but that is it.




One of the selling points of the Playstation 2 when it first came out was that it can be connected to a video cassette recorder, high definition television, can run digital video discs, contained a hard drive, the controllers featured force-feedback, 3 dimensional graphics capability, some of the games were backwards compatible with the original Playstation, the list goes on and on.

Same attraction for the XBOX (actually a markdown and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic sold me  ;)).  Gamecube was in its own world with less features.

Fast  forward to today...

The speculated hardware specifications for the Playstation 4 goes beyond what I thought possible for a console system.  This is ain't Atari 2600! ;D
Check it out:
CPU: AMD "Jaguar" x86-64 [bit] 8 Core processor

GPU: Next-Gen AMD Radeon pushing 1.84 TerraFLOPS

RAM: 8GB GDDRS

RAM bandwith: 176 GB/sec

Communication: Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1

Audio/Video: HDMI, analog AV out, digital optical out


Would any of you people pay for that?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 13, 2013, 12:21:01 pm
I've had the PS1 and 2 but now just play with the Emulators for the PC with all the games.  Yea, I'm "that" guy.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: FLEX HECTIC on October 01, 2013, 01:18:05 pm
Is there anyone here who goes to Gamestop?


http://www.gamestop.com (http://www.gamestop.com)


With a Gamestop PowerUp Rewards card you get a subscription to Gameinformer magazine which updates you on the latest releases and reviews!


http://www.gameinformer.com (http://www.gameinformer.com)


Also... Anyone interested in making their own video games there is Unity game making software for free or upgrade to the Unity pro version for $75 a month or $1,500 outright!


http://unity3d.com (http://unity3d.com)


My household is an Xbox 360 one with an iPad option for my Angry Birds addiction according to my son... There is a small chance that both the new Playstation 4 and the Xbox One will be in the house if my son pulls straight A's according to our under the table double dealings!


For my character Flex Hectic I have been dabbling a bit with Unity to make an iPad video game which means a brotha has to learn code and digital physics!


I believe that as tablets get more and more advanced there will be a ton of money to be made in the handheld gaming industry... Did I mention Angry Birds?


http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/angry-birds-maker-posts-2011-revenue-of-106-3-million/?_r=0 (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/angry-birds-maker-posts-2011-revenue-of-106-3-million/?_r=0)


http://www.businessinsider.com/angry-birds-made-200-million-in-2012-2013-4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/angry-birds-made-200-million-in-2012-2013-4)


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angry-birds-publisher-rovio-doubles-432964 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angry-birds-publisher-rovio-doubles-432964)


The new A7 chip for the new iPhone 5 is on the horizon which obviously will make it's way into the newer iPad just in time for my eventual release!


As I get better with Unity I'll try to make playable demos to get feedback on gameplay and fun factor!


I plan to go the Infinity Blade route as Unity can compete with the Unreal engine graphics without having to give up too much of your licensing rights with your game!


http://www.unrealengine.com (http://www.unrealengine.com)


http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/10/epics-infinity-blade-has-made-more-than-60-million-in-revenue/ (http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/10/epics-infinity-blade-has-made-more-than-60-million-in-revenue/)


There are tutorials for Unity and other software available at Digital Tutors if you are feeling frisky...


http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/index.php (http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/index.php)


I am planning on a $3.99 price which is far less than the $59.99 price range for many console games... Soccer moms with disposal income I'm looking right at you and your budget Mrs. Ladies! ;D





Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on October 01, 2013, 10:40:04 pm
(http://gimmegimmegames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/zeldawiiusystem.png)

YAAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!!

Sitting here w/two of my co-workers right now...one wants to get turnt up b/c she had a fight with her boyfriend. WTF, bitch, it's TUESDAY. (Well, Wednesday.) So we're staying w/the semi-drunk one playing Super Mario Bros U, sipping on Jack, and screaming so loud that you'd think we were having an orgy. Thank goodness I live in a house!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 04, 2013, 11:58:31 am
Had fond memories playing Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker on Gamecube when the game first came out.  Found the sailing elements of the game kinda tedious but overall,  an instant classic Zelda title.

Does that little device run the full version of the game or not?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on October 10, 2013, 02:33:36 pm
That's the gamepad, Battle, not the system itself. I just ordered it today. It's not coming w/any of the download codes, unfortunately - I was really looking forward to playing this on HD - but it was worth the money saved, & Nintendo will probably have a sale around Christmas or so.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 28, 2013, 05:58:36 pm
A 'Flawless Finish' on UBISOFT's Dance Central 3 features a session of Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony's  "The Hustle"  which can be played on Playstation 3, XBOX & Wii

Dance Central 3 - The Hustle by Van McCoy - Easy Difficulty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6j1V8tW8Zc#ws)

Can't Knock This Hustle
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 14, 2013, 02:22:46 pm
Since it's close to Christmas time, perhaps now would be a good time to demonstrate  MARVEL HEROES:  All Things Black Panther!

Marvel Heroes: All things Black Panther - Powers, Skills, Costumes, Ultimate upgrade! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvDDz_aEbGo#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 17, 2013, 09:37:21 am
I was never fond of the 'Grand Theft Auto' series but I do acknowledge its success.  When the latest game in the series first launched this past Fall, I'll bet the ex-manager of GAMESTOP will hate this video game with a passion for the rest of her life just hearing the name, 'Grand Theft Auto V' after being fired.

GTA V Nerd Rages! Manager Fired (Full Story) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ97nMSj71k#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 17, 2013, 09:39:23 am
There is a game called Marvel War of Heroes.

http://marvelwarofheroes.com/ (http://marvelwarofheroes.com/)

It is an app where it is a card battling game. Guess what characters I have. Thats right

Queen of Lightning
(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121023013226/marvel-war-of-heroes/images/7/73/QueenOfLightningStorm4.jpg)
Alignment:  Speed 
Gender:  Female 
Faction:  Super Hero 
Ability:  Storm Surge 
Usage:  Average 
Effect:  Notably strengthen ATK of your Speeds. 

[Champion of Bast] Black Panther
(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130522235724/marvel-war-of-heroes/images/7/71/ChampionOfBastBlackPanther4.jpg)

Alignment  Tactics 
Gender  Male 
Faction  Super Hero 
Ability  Vibranium Engineer 
Usage  Average 
Effect  Notably weaken DEF of opposing team. 
First Release Date  May 22, 2013 


There is one BP card that is so slick peoples are willing to die for it. It is this one. It is so "rare" it has a max attack of 14K. In card battling that is no bullsh*t.
[King of Wakanda] Black Panther

Alignment  Tactics 
Gender  Male 
Faction  Super Hero 
Ability  Tribal Chieftain 
Usage  Average 
Effect  Extremely strengthen ATK of your Heroes. 
First Release Date  August 29, 2013
(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130903151550/marvel-war-of-heroes/images/2/29/KingOfWakandaBlackPanther7.jpg)

Got the "married" couple this past saturday. Funny thing is the game is a bit "old" so it states that they are married lol.

BTW if yall want to play it. Here is my "referral code"
ens283702

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 17, 2013, 09:50:11 am
>>>BmoreAkuma



What games do you play online? 
I've always wanted to play with folks here at HEF but never knew what games they played...    or if they played at all.  :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 17, 2013, 10:03:24 am
As of right now are the cell phone app games. I have an xbox but I am too cheap to pay to play online anymore. I used to play with a couple of the gents on HEF and of course I am still title king in racing against Mastrmynd.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 17, 2013, 11:11:31 am
As of right now are the cell phone app games. I have an xbox but I am too cheap to pay to play online anymore. I used to play with a couple of the gents on HEF and of course I am still title king in racing against Mastrmynd.



Thanks for the reply!

One more question:

It costs money to play online with the XBOX?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 17, 2013, 12:35:56 pm
Yes a whopping $60/year. For some it is "one good game a person is missing out".
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 20, 2013, 09:02:12 am
If you ever wanted to see what Black Panther looks like inside a player versus player arena in MARVEL: Heroes, here's a taste:

Marvel Heroes - PvP Arena - Black Panther (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zSXxv_J1P0#)

Amandla!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 20, 2013, 08:01:13 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFpanther_03_zps4bebbcba.jpg)

If you want to get an idea up close what and how the statistic allocation works for Black Panther in MARVEL: Heroes, here's a handy tool that should be able to help you.

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.marvelbase.com/builds/generator/black-panther#v2221vK2KvK2vvlvvv2/0.0.0.193.187.10.13.15.0.0 (http://www.marvelbase.com/builds/generator/black-panther#v2221vK2KvK2vvlvvv2/0.0.0.193.187.10.13.15.0.0)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 22, 2013, 09:38:53 am
American gamers can thank South Korea for single-handedly turning ALL gamers off to  StarCraft || with their input on how the game should be played making the gameplay the worse experience in the history of video games.  Oh, how I wish I could do to those players what Sam Jackson has done in this short Minecraft skit at VGA 10.

Samuel L Jackson on Minecraft VGA 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZNyk7HmdFI#)

Gangster Style!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 23, 2013, 07:52:31 am
That Marvel MMO looks meh. Dont let me get on there and destroy the economy like I always do in MMOs lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 23, 2013, 04:14:48 pm
That Marvel MMO looks meh. Dont let me get on there and destroy the economy like I always do in MMOs lol

Are you from China?   ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 24, 2013, 12:35:55 am
That Marvel MMO looks meh. Dont let me get on there and destroy the economy like I always do in MMOs lol


Are you from China?   ;)




(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g22/hollyeclark1/f4363e34.gif)(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/thumbup.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 24, 2013, 04:07:33 pm
Y'all snatchin up any Christmas specials? Just copped Tomb Raider for $5. God bless PC gaming.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 24, 2013, 08:29:11 pm
Y'all snatchin up any Christmas specials? Just copped Tomb Raider for $5. God bless PC gaming.

Picked up Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for 5 bucks...think I paid too much.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 24, 2013, 11:47:30 pm
Cop the entire Valve collection for $20. If you don't, you're not a gamer.

http://dealnews.com/Valve-Complete-Pack-for-PC-downloads-for-20/943353.html (http://dealnews.com/Valve-Complete-Pack-for-PC-downloads-for-20/943353.html)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 24, 2013, 11:48:42 pm
Picked up Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for 5 bucks...think I paid too much.

Rule #1 of buying PC games: games go on sale the day after you buy them.
Rule #2: You'll never have any problems if you bootleg that sh*t.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on December 25, 2013, 01:18:40 pm
Picked up Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for 5 bucks...think I paid too much.

Rule #1 of buying PC games: games go on sale the day after you buy them.
Rule #2: You'll never have any problems if you bootleg that sh*t.

Have most of the Half Lifes and Counter-Strikes, may have to pick it up the the Left 4 Deads and the Portals.  Nice find!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 25, 2013, 03:26:11 pm
Worth it for the Portals alone.

In other news, I just murde...uh, dismissed my housecarl because I found my kids wandering around the Winking Skeever at four in the morning. #skyrim
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 25, 2013, 03:33:22 pm
Y'all snatchin up any Christmas specials? Just copped Tomb Raider for $5. God bless PC gaming.


Picked up Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for 5 bucks...think I paid too much.




Nah...


Worth every penny.  I play Fallout when sitting in HEF doing nothing.  :)


EDIT:  Let me add a rumor of interest to STEAM users...
Left 4 Dead 2 is FREE today only on Steam!*

Free Zombies!

To celebrate the holidays in a special way this year, Left 4 Dead 2 will be free until 10AM PST on December 26.

It will be free as in, grab it now, pay no money, and it is yours to keep forever   Here's an idea of what the gameplay looks like:

Left 4 Dead 2 - Lets Play Episode 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cXcvF_-9kI#ws)
Title: Bioshock Triple Pack for $15
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 30, 2013, 11:26:03 pm
Go get this. Now. Right now.
http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Triple-Pack-Online-Game/dp/B00DOD0TZG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388474741&sr=8-4&keywords=BIOSHOCK+INFINITE (http://www.amazon.com/Bioshock-Triple-Pack-Online-Game/dp/B00DOD0TZG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388474741&sr=8-4&keywords=BIOSHOCK+INFINITE)

You're reading this text & you shouldn't be. You should be buying this. WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE!?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on December 31, 2013, 09:34:32 am
what is Bioshock?   ???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 31, 2013, 09:38:41 am
I've forgot to mention it. I was unaware that Maxine is apart of the master race. Im apart of that as well.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 31, 2013, 03:35:39 pm
what is Bioshock?   ???


If memory serves, and although I have never played the game... Bioshock is a first-person shooter/horror/adventure game.

The game was included as one of the nominees for 'Game Of The Decade' at VGA 10 hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 13, 2014, 03:02:33 pm
It's extremely rare that modern video games have a Black Female hero, which is one of the redeeming qualities in the god-awful, forgettable Diablo |||.  Currently in development, blessed by the magic of the now-defunct LucasArts & ex-employee game guru Tim Schaefer,  his latest game, Broken Age is one of those extremely rare games which stars a Black female lead named Vela is a welcome return of the graphic adventure game where the player has to solve puzzles inside a quirky world in order to advance the story.  Let's hope this game releases by Christmas 2014.  :)

Broken Age Gameplay Demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp4qzEustBo#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 15, 2014, 12:00:36 pm
MARVEL: Heroes... Can I get a encore?  Do you want more?

Black Panther marvel heroes lvl 60 pvp (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4y496eyAKE#ws)

Amandla!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 22, 2014, 10:17:24 am
Anyone remembers the classic motion picture, 'War Games'?

2,000 Nukes in Supreme Commander (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwfWWeDMaZ8#ws)

Supreme Commander 2


Depressing, isn't it?  :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 24, 2014, 10:25:58 am
(http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/25.gif)*sigh*

There is a reason why people believe that some gamers are social retards...   The Angry Video Game Nerd Critic reviews "Bebe's Kids."

Nostalgia Critic - Bebes Kids The Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ80Lyhqxn4#)
Title: Sega develops new Alien: Isolation game
Post by: Hypestyle on January 25, 2014, 08:38:26 pm
New game coming- the daughter of Ripley is the protagonist!   8) It takes place before the events of Aliens (so what do you call this- a neo-prequel?)

http://news.alienisolation.com/2014/01/07/welcome-to-alien-isolationtm/ (http://news.alienisolation.com/2014/01/07/welcome-to-alien-isolationtm/)

ah.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTrS8KvFfRo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTrS8KvFfRo)

Hopefully the game will have plenty of suspense and claustrophobia.  It should have plenty of puzzles to solve and not just be cat-and-mouse with the creature.
(I wonder if this is successful could it inspire a movie version?)

What 'survival horror' games are recommended by HEF peeps?
Title: Re: Sega develops new Alien: Isolation game
Post by: Battle on January 25, 2014, 09:24:32 pm
New game coming- the daughter of Ripley is the protagonist!   8) It takes place before the events of Aliens (so what do you call this- a neo-prequel?)

[url]http://news.alienisolation.com/2014/01/07/welcome-to-alien-isolationtm/[/url] ([url]http://news.alienisolation.com/2014/01/07/welcome-to-alien-isolationtm/[/url])

ah.
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTrS8KvFfRo[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTrS8KvFfRo[/url])

Hopefully the game will have plenty of suspense and claustrophobia.  It should have plenty of puzzles to solve and not just be cat-and-mouse with the creature.
(I wonder if this is successful could it inspire a movie version?)

What 'survival horror' games are recommended by HEF peeps?





It's always good to hear about a new Aliens game!   Aliens never seem to get old in video games.

Survival horror...  hm.

Have you tried anything from the Resident Evil series?

I've heard the Silent Hill games can creep you out.

I hear good things about The Walking Dead...

Does Luigi's Mansion count as survival horror?  ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 26, 2014, 06:34:23 pm
The correct method how to play Bebe's Kids.

Bebe's Kids (Part 1 of 5) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GQndoeW-0g#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on January 27, 2014, 07:51:04 pm
The correct method how to play Bebe's Kids.

Bebe's Kids (Part 1 of 5) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GQndoeW-0g#[/url])


What the.... There was a video game?   ;D  Wow--
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 28, 2014, 09:01:23 am
Top 10 Worst Video Game Commercials

Top 10 Worst Video Game Commercials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luZZQ4K3lqs#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 28, 2014, 09:22:31 am
Now, here's an example of a great video game commercial. Big shout out to Lou Reed!

PLAYSTATION 4 Perfect Day TV Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjyWg9Ywmlo#ws)

Perfect Day
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 29, 2014, 10:26:42 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFnews_01_zps8ebffa0c.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/2cygldc.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtvsnow_01_zpsdb89aed5.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFscII_01_zpsf94a0684.png)
US recognizes South Korean StarCraft player as an athlete
By Alan Yu

According to Southern California Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, last year Blizzard Entertainment was able to convince the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue South Korean Kim Dong-hwan, a professional StarCraft II player, a special U.S. visa normally reserved for baseball players and other athletes with the impression that competitive video games is an official sport. (http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFcontract_01_zps00a580f6.gif)

The move could bring more professional gamers to the U.S. and grow an already booming industry. This October, the final match for the game League of Legends almost packed the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, with more than 13,000 people. The combined prize money for the three StarCraft II world championship series next year is $1.6 million.

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/12/15/40958/us-recognizes-south-korean-starcraft-player-as-an/ (http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/12/15/40958/us-recognizes-south-korean-starcraft-player-as-an/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 29, 2014, 09:25:44 pm
The Elder Scrolls Online - The Arrival Cinematic Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVMNQozxqos#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 16, 2014, 07:37:55 pm
In the latest Entertainment Weekly, there's brief mention of a new game, Outlast, a survival-horror entry.  Anybody played it?

EXCLUSIVE Outlast Interview Philippe Morin of Red Barrels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfCGsUsiN2o#ws)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 17, 2014, 02:09:02 am
I assume you appreciate the survival/horror genre, Hype?  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 17, 2014, 09:55:36 am
I assume you appreciate the survival/horror genre, Hype?  ;D

 :)  Id say Im certainly intrigued by the genre, but I scarcely get to play.  I don't think I've ever fully completed any such game I've tried (I'm always getting stuck/lost/dying... anybody remember Dino Crisis for PS1?)  Last month I sold my PS2 and all my games; I hadnt played it in months.  When (if?) my fortunes change, Ill probably go about catching up with all the stuff Ive been missing, especially in the PS3 era, which I've never owned.. of course, now they're on PS4 sigh..  :-\
side note: I wonder where they recruit their writers from.. hmm..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 18, 2014, 04:57:43 am
:)  Id say Im certainly intrigued by the genre, but I scarcely get to play.  I don't think I've ever fully completed any such game I've tried (I'm always getting stuck/lost/dying... anybody remember Dino Crisis for PS1?) 


You are not compelled to complete any game at your skill level; those other difficulties are for the curious & advanced players.
The time you spend with video games and the enjoyment you get out of it is what you make of it, Hype.  :)



The truly exceptional video game is the one that is so immersive that it pulls you in and takes you from the beginning...to the end.  Then, after the experience, you say to yourself,
"That was off the chain! I wanna do that again!"  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 13, 2014, 01:46:00 pm
theRadBrad volunteers for IMC, pilots a mech and dukes it out against his opposing team, the Militia in Titanfall which can be played online only on XBOX ONE.

Titanfall Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - Intro - Campaign Mission 1 (XBOX ONE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIb2KoQRoRQ#ws)

Insane, right?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 13, 2014, 02:50:22 pm
theRadBrad volunteers for IMC, pilots a mech and dukes it out against his opposing team, the Militia in Titanfall which can be played online only on XBOX ONE.

Titanfall Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - Intro - Campaign Mission 1 (XBOX ONE) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIb2KoQRoRQ#ws[/url])

Insane, right?


Got it for PC!  Game is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 13, 2014, 05:28:40 pm
>>>Marv


What're your PC specifications?   What kind of video card and processor are you using to run this beast?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 14, 2014, 03:56:44 pm
>>>Marv


What're your PC specifications?   What kind of video card and processor are you using to run this beast?

8-Core Processor
16 gigs of ram
nvidia 660ti (2gigs)
27in monitor
64 bit OS
Windows 7 Ultimate
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 14, 2014, 06:56:13 pm


8-Core Processor
16 gigs of ram
nvidia 660ti (2gigs)
27in monitor
64 bit OS
Windows 7 Ultimate



Oh, O.K. ... So 2 gigabytes on a video card can handle the elaborate 3D environments, yes?  Great!  I just installed a 2 gig video card with the ATI Radeon chipset but I'm using a lower end AMD processor so I might have a lot of slow down...

No matter. I probably wouldn't play it anyway.  First person shooters sometimes make me dizzy.  That's why I stopped playing them.

Last question:

You say that you have the PC version but can you play against XBOX ONE players online?  ...or not?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 14, 2014, 11:52:49 pm


8-Core Processor
16 gigs of ram
nvidia 660ti (2gigs)
27in monitor
64 bit OS
Windows 7 Ultimate



Oh, O.K. ... So 2 gigabytes on a video card can handle the elaborate 3D environments, yes?  Great!  I just installed a 2 gig video card with the ATI Radeon chipset but I'm using a lower end AMD processor so I might have a lot of slow down...

No matter. I probably wouldn't play it anyway.  First person shooters sometimes make me dizzy.  That's why I stopped playing them.

Last question:

You say that you have the PC version but can you play against XBOX ONE players online?  ...or not?

Damn man, these kids!  I used to be good a FPS' but these lil bastards must live on these games.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 15, 2014, 07:17:43 am
Damn man, these kids!  I used to be good a FPS' but these lil bastards must live on these games.



If you are finding yourself in a heated exchange with a skilled player this early in the game, chances are,  that player is a beta-tester or perhaps even one of the game designers themselves.

Here's a little tip when playing First Person Shooters:

Always make certain that you play very defensively; Never commit to an attack unless you have an escape plan.  Never commit to an attack without having cover nearby.
Always, always always learn how the map works so that you can exploit its effectiveness.

Play this way and you'll never lose a battle no matter who you're up against.

Clash of the Titans

I just love some of these mech designs like the ones I clipped out of #18 of this month's Wal*Mart Gamecenter magazine:
The Atlas
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtitan_01_zps98d70bd3.jpg)

The Atlas is McCandlish's "middle bear", an all-purpose Titan designed to be a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to offense, defensive capabilities, and speed.  As such, the Atlas has greater speed over the Ogre, but not the Stryder.  Similarly, it has better defense than the Stryder, but not as much as the Ogre. It's a rock-paper-scissors arrangement.


The Ogre
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtitan_02_zps738e60e8.jpg)

Evident from its bulky shape, the Ogre is a 24-foot tall walking shield built with one thing in mind: taking punches.  The Ogre , simply put, is a bruiser.  Slow moving, sure  ---hard not to be with such a heavily armored design diminishing speed and movement ---but absolutely devestating if it lands any punches of its own.  The Ogre's also ideal for the bigger, heavier Titan armaments, like the rocket launcher.


The Stryder
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFtitan_03_zpsc3264d4a.jpg)

The Stryder is a Titan stripped down to the barest necessities, and as such, it's somewhat skeletal in its design.  The end result is a Titan designed for speed, mobility, and maneuverability. Of course, because the Stryder is the lightest of the Titan trio, it's also the weakest in terms of defense, unable to soak up damage like the Ogre or even the Atlas.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on March 31, 2014, 01:41:57 pm
So 8 years after its released, and after the thing is allegedly obsolete, I finally cop a PS3.

It came with a game, The Last of Us. I had to download a software patch before I could open the game.
I had to download a software patchbefore I could open the in game instruction booklet.

Progress, I guess.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 31, 2014, 05:17:45 pm
So 8 years after its released, and after the thing is allegedly obsolete, I finally cop a PS3.

It came with a game, The Last of Us. I had to download a software patch before I could open the game.
I had to download a software patchbefore I could open the in game instruction booklet.

Progress, I guess.




You'll love the sports lineups!

Any of the later seasons of NBA and MLB games published by 2K Sports and EA Sports.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 30, 2014, 12:33:19 pm
This is how Black Panther performs in the higher levels of MARVEL: Heroes

Black Panther Cosmic Kurse Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6WMEOW-fk#ws)



  ;)



...and Black Panther versus Cosmic Doom

Black Panther Vs Cosmic Doom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT79zYLvkPg#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 03, 2014, 05:12:26 pm
It's That Time Of The Year Again!  :)
2014 U.S. AND WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_11_zpsbc7571ec.jpg)

For the sixth consecutive year, the best Chess players in the U.S. will gather in Saint Louis to fight for the title of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women's Champion starting next week.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_12_zps18d4dcfc.jpg)

As I've mentioned before, I'm more interested in how the females play Chess competitively than the fellas.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_01_zpsdf4e0a19.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_02_zpse0cb3e14.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_03_zpsac7d739a.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_04_zpsbdf65c9b.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_05_zps8308209f.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_06_zps8b8c68fa.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_07_zpse8ae32f4.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_08_zpsc1de9197.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_09_zps5b3b069b.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_10_zps7f37981d.jpg)


I'm a little disappointed ol' girl Rochelle Ballantyne from the documentary, 'BROOKLYN CASTLE' didn't appear on the roster but... oh, well...  Maybe next next year...?

I hope this event will be televised and if so, be sure to watch strategic commentary from veteran Chess Masters like Maurice Ashley and Jenn Shahade.

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.uschesschamps.com/2014-us-and-womens-championship (http://www.uschesschamps.com/2014-us-and-womens-championship)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 09, 2014, 09:50:28 am
It is a well known fact that blizzard entertainment is no longer that friendly small, passionate group of video game developers that create fun games for gamers but are today a huge, corporate conglomerate that create substandard video games for racists and communists inside countries that are hell bent on destroying gamers... whether they be nerdy computer gamers in Norway or little children in Newtown, CT, USA.

To me, blizzard entertainment titles are garbage, cheap knock-offs of their original hits from back-in-th'-day and to prove their games are garbage I'll demonstrate in 3 simple steps:



Step 1
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_01_zps19da1779.jpg)

My sample is a set of discs which consists of the original starcraft ||, the behind the scenes, the soundtrack and the heart of the swarm expansion disc. Remember: disc placement is very important. 
Please note that none of the game files are actually stored on the discs so that the gamer cannot install without the online only requirement.






Step 2
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_02_zpsc400396e.jpg)

Take a brick and smash each disc into little pieces.







Step 3
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_03_zps31dfa8b7.jpg)

Take broom & dustpan and sweep up the trash and shove it into garbage can.  Smash down the lid for all the weak sh*t blizzard entertainment did.




Any video game company that seeks to control gamers in a way similar to a concentration camp, harass Black people and serve as an accessory to mass murdering little children can eat sh*t and die.  After I took out the trash, I loaded up on a game of Fallout: New Vegas and enjoyed a game session that has real depth and gameplay.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on May 11, 2014, 01:31:00 am
Take broom & dustpan and sweep up the trash and shove it into garbage can.  Smash down the lid for all the weak sh*t blizzard entertainment did.


This is beautiful. Just beautiful.

BTW, Plants vs. Zombies GOTY is freeeeeeeeeee until May 28! #gogetdatsh*t
http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/ (http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 14, 2014, 09:41:03 am
Take broom & dustpan and sweep up the trash and shove it into garbage can.  Smash down the lid for all the weak sh*t blizzard entertainment did.


This is beautiful. Just beautiful.




Oh, the story gets better...!  ;)


Step 4

Took the rest of that blizzard entertainment junk and tossed it into the firepit. Mind you, this is the collector's edition.  ;D

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_04_zps30a3fc3a.jpg)



Step 5

Put on my gas mask, lit the sh!t on fire and watched it smolder and burn...   baby, burn...

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFfire_01_zps4231ccc2.gif)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_05_zps5a6b5c15.jpg)


Step 6

...Until the trash heap was nothing but ashes and dust.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlandfill_06_zps1e4a3ec1.jpg)


The only item in the collector's edition worth keeping was the original StarCraft and it's expansion set stored on a memory stick designed like a set of dog tags. 
Everything else...?    Garbage. (http://www.rubicondev.com/forum/images/smilies/33.gif)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on May 14, 2014, 10:42:41 pm
Take broom & dustpan and sweep up the trash and shove it into garbage can.  Smash down the lid for all the weak sh*t blizzard entertainment did.


This is beautiful. Just beautiful.

BTW, Plants vs. Zombies GOTY is freeeeeeeeeee until May 28! #gogetdatsh*t
[url]http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/[/url] ([url]http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/[/url])


I picked it up from Origin.  Only thing good about Origin is they have free games like this every week or so.  Couple weeks ago, they had Dead Space 3.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on May 15, 2014, 10:32:57 am
Capcom is racist^ I highly doubt Blade is going to be in it. Hell, they choose marrow over Bishop......
First of all Bishop would have been like cable then people would have complained about him as well. Bishop is one of those silly wishes:

Jean Grey
Dante
Xero
Sagat
Mega Man X
Phoenix Wright


The one wish that makes the most sense logically is Thor and possible Arthur. Both appeared as an assist char in MvC
Just want to say that I was amazed at myself in being pretty spot on the wishes of people. Almost the entire list came to fruition LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 19, 2014, 05:06:45 pm
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFstlcc_15_zpseea2f8ed.jpg)

Tomorrow ends the U.S. Championship & Women's Chess Championship in St. Louis in a double playoff* between both the Men and Women Pro Chess players called a 'Armageddon Match' that will determine a new Champion in both categories.


Historically, a double playoff* is one those rare occurrences in American Chess where this kind of event hasn't happened since 1963, so be a witness to how this competition ends.

Again, be sure to watch for strategic commentary from Veteran Chess Masters like Maurice Ashley, Jenn Shahade and Yasser Seirawan.

Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.uschesschamps.com/ (http://www.uschesschamps.com/)















EDIT: Correction... Actually, the last game for the Championship ended in a three way play off by which this occurrence hasn't happened since 1963.  Sorry.  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 24, 2014, 02:54:43 am
One of the neat features of Interplay's classic post-nuclear computer role-playing  game, the original Fallout is that the program can generate a character sheet with all of the current in-game statistics and save your progress to a text file in the file location where it is installed on your computer.


FALLOUT
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/Fallout_logo.PNG)

VAULT-13 PERSONNEL RECORD
01 September 2163  2116 hours
Name: Shuri
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Level: 9
Exp: 43,295
Next Level: 45,000

::: Statistics :::

Strength: 8
Perception: 4
Endurance: 9
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 8
Luck: 4

Hit Points: 89/89
Armor Class: 25
Action Points: 9
Melee Damage: 5
Damage Res.: 40%
Radiation Res.: 38%
Poison Res.: 45%
Sequence: 8
Healing Rate: 3
Critical Chance: 4%
Carry Weight: 145 lbs.

::: Traits :::

Small Frame
Kamikaze


::: Perks :::

Bonus HtH Damage
Silent Running
Dodger


::: Karma :::

Reputation (General) 27
Champion


::: Skills :::

Small Guns ........ 67%
Big Guns ............ 29%
Energy Weapons . 20%
Unarmed ............ 75%
Melee Weapons ... 95%
Throwing ............ 68%
First aid .............. 83%
Doctor ................ 50%
Sneak ................ 75%
Lockpick ............. 30%
Steal .................. 28%
Traps ................. 26%
Science .............. 39%
Repair ................ 32%
Speech ............... 33%


::: Kills :::

Men ............ 21
Women .......... 10
Super Mutants .. 9
Ghouls ......... 14
Radscorpions ... 56
Rats ........... 130
Manti .......... 12
DeathClaws ..... 1



::: Inventory :::

72x Bottle Caps
1x Sledgehammer
1x Combat Armor
2x Grenade (Frag)
9x 14mm AP
34x Stimpak
1x 14mm Pistol

Total Weight: 48 lbs.



This feature was sort of a crude precursor to the 'achievements system' nearly 20 years before on-line gaming websites started doing this.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on May 29, 2014, 04:16:25 pm
Take broom & dustpan and sweep up the trash and shove it into garbage can.  Smash down the lid for all the weak sh*t blizzard entertainment did.


This is beautiful. Just beautiful.

BTW, Plants vs. Zombies GOTY is freeeeeeeeeee until May 28! #gogetdatsh*t
[url]http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/[/url] ([url]http://www.cnet.com/news/get-plants-vs-zombies-pcmac-for-free/[/url])


I picked it up from Origin.  Only thing good about Origin is they have free games like this every week or so.  Couple weeks ago, they had Dead Space 3.


Another new FREE game from Origin is out...Battlefield 3 if you wanna pick it up!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on May 31, 2014, 07:30:12 am
I might be tbe very last gamer in Amrica to learn this, but Injustice:Gods Among Us us a REALLY BAD FIGHTING GAME.

Wow. 

Even by Midway "we peaked at Mortal Kombat 2" standards this sucks.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on June 02, 2014, 08:57:59 am
You're "late" but you're also incorrect. From what I gathered this title is very popular among the fighting gamer community.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 04, 2014, 08:56:23 am
Watch this, Dawgs!

Watch Dogs Walkthrough Part 1 - IT'S HERE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoewLkyhq5M#ws)

Watch Dogs
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: KidKamikaze10 on June 04, 2014, 09:49:30 am
I might be tbe very last gamer in Amrica to learn this, but Injustice:Gods Among Us us a REALLY BAD FIGHTING GAME.

Wow. 

Even by Midway "we peaked at Mortal Kombat 2" standards this sucks.

I somewhat agree with this.  It may not absolutely suck, but it felt inferior to a game that came out years before it by the same company (Mortal Kombat).
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 09, 2014, 07:23:54 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlefangel_01_zps13ba2d07.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFe3_01_zpswu1kgojy.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFriteangel_01_zps1d27b476.gif)
As always, the city of Lost Angels will be the central location of E3 in 2014

Here's today's schedule:

9:30am Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing
 11:00am Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing Post show
 11:30pm Hotline Miami 2 (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)
 12:00pm EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview
 1:00pm Battlefield Hardline Live Stream
 2:00pm EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Post show
 2:30pm Battlecry (Bethesda)
 3:00pm Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing
 4:00pm Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing Post show
 4:30pm Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED)
 5:00pm Dying Light (Techland)
 5:30pm Final thoughts
 6:00pm PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference




Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.e3expo.com/ (http://www.e3expo.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 12, 2014, 08:01:45 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFlefangel_01_zps13ba2d07.gif)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFe3_01_zpswu1kgojy.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFriteangel_01_zps1d27b476.gif)
Thursday 6/12 PT

10:00am Tetris w/creator Alexey Pajitnov
 10:15am Zombies Monsters Robots (Ying Pei Games)
 10:30am Guinness World Records certificate presentation
 11:00am Fable Legends (LionHead/Microsoft Studios)
 11:20am #IDARB (ID@Xbox)
 11:40am Project Spark (Team Dakota/Microsoft Studios)
 12:00pm Nintendo Demo
 12:20am Square Enix (Unannounced title)
 12:40pm PlanetSide 2 PS4 Edition (Sony Online Entertainment)
 1:00pm 505 Games (TBD) 1:20pm Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
 1:40pm Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Gearbox/2K)
 2:00pm Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
 2:20pm The Crew (Ubisoft)
 2:40pm Nintendo Demo
 3:00pm Tecmo Koei (Unannounced title)
 3:20pm Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Disney Interactive)
 3:40pm SEGA Sonic BOOM! (SEGA)
 4:00pm Evolve Special Tournament (2K)



As E3 winds down this week and new tools, games and technology is revealed, let's not forget about the classic games that paved the way for the event to even happen in the first place.  An article on one of my top 20  all-time favorites was covered by Colin Campbell over at Polygon.
(https://i.imgur.com/tJAaBCJ.jpg)
Defender: an all-time classic that still offers lessons today
(https://i.imgur.com/0zaCWaS.jpg)

The very moment I walked into the room, I saw it; a Defender machine.

Along the far wall in the bar, there were other arcade games lined up, but my focus, my delight, was entirely directed at Defender, throbbing malevolently at the end of the line. I walked straight up to it, pressed the 1-Player button and breathed in as the game made its beautiful signature greeting; Bwwooowwwooowwwwooooowww.

The bar itself was a converted hotel function room, made over as an entertainment-cum-schmoozing gallery for Vegas conventioneers. I was attending DICE, the annual get-together for video game biz types. Being on site early, I had time to kill. Hardly anyone else was in the room, just a few people sat at a smoothie bar behind me, lounging on rotatable chairs, sipping drinks made out of strawberries.

So, I was free to play this brilliant, energizing, baffling and infuriating game at my leisure.

I did okay, four or five levels, 40,000 points, give or take. Annoyingly, I died with a couple of smart bombs unused. Back in the early 1980s, when I played this game every single day, I could generally score around 100,000 points. This did not make me a particularly good player, but then, Defender is a challenging game.

"You got some nice moves there."

A voice behind me.

When I turned around to see a man at the smoothie bar, smiling, I recognized him immediately, though we had never met. Eugene Jarvis, creator of 1980 arcade space shooter Defender, in my view, the greatest action game ever made.

I abandoned the machine to sit at the smoothie bar and have a chat with Jarvis. He was at DICE to pick up a lifetime achievement award, and to talk on a panel about how game creation has changed in the last 30 or so years.

All I wanted to talk about was Defender, the minutiae of it, the space-ship design, the difficulty curve, the sound effects, the inspiration behind smart bombs, the bit where you lose all your "little men" and the entire universe explodes in a glorious miasma of ultra-violence.

To describe our conversation as an "interview" would be to disgrace my own profession. I was, almost literally, at his knee. I would say something like, "What about the mutants?" and he talked. And then I would say, "What about the little men pick-up bonuses?" and he talked some more.

Generally, I don't go in for nostalgia. It's the gasping trout of emotions, writhing around on the grassy riverside, out of place and not quite alive. I'm wary especially of nostalgia linked to events that took place in the sexual awakening of mid-teens (I was a late bloomer). Too many guys have never quite been able to escape the songs, movies, books, even crushes of that time in their lives.

I'm aware, also, that there is an inherent irony in being 14 and dearly attached to a frantic joystick waggler in which 'shoot' and 'thrust' are the two most important buttons, one in which the game often concludes in a dizzy fuzz of ecstasy and shame.

My regard for Defender is not about wanting to be 14 again (it was pretty sh*tty first time around, truth be told.) I play it now, not to recapture lost days, but to challenge myself against its genius.

There are other games from that era that I still sorta enjoy (Frogger, Galaxians) but most of them bore me (Space Invaders, Asteroids). Only Defender provides real, deep pleasure. There are few games that are just as good now as they were 30 years ago, that have not been superseded by better design or better technology. Defender is unimprovable.

Jarvis is still active in the game industry, president of a company called Raw Thrills. At DICE he was on stage with other award-winners who were not yet born when Defender was released. Those guys are living and working in an age of creative experimentation and artistic freedom, but it's fair to say that the possible horizons of 1980 were vastly more distant than they are today. Defender did things that had never been done before, took risks, in the name of art, that were reckless.

When the Williams game was first shown, at a trade convention, it was widely deemed to be a flop.

"There were a lot of middle aged guys, buyers," recalled Jarvis. "Very few people at the convention even played the game because it was so intimidating. Some would try to play it like it was a sideways Space Invaders. They would just go up and down and then they would die."

Jarvis refused to attend the first test in a real arcade. "I was afraid that it would bomb," he said. "It's like being a comic and dying on stage. You watch people look at the game and then walk on and it's devastating and so depressing. You have spent all this time on the game and killing yourself to create this thing and then nobody gives a sh*t. That was my fear."

But on the streets, it was a far different scene than the convention disaster. The arcade kids were immediately enthralled. Its speed and noise and difficulty, the things that had baffled the suits, were exactly what the gamers had been waiting for.

"The kids were on that game so quickly," said Jarvis. "I showed up on the second night and there were people crowded around and mesmerized. They were getting smoked for the first few days but it didn't take long before they were way better than me."

In Defender, the player moves rapidly along a 2D plain, killing little green Landers which try to pick up the men on the ground. Mutating with the little men allows the units to become much more dangerous, juddering and evading your ship. firing off bullets in a fashion that is difficult to predict. There are also a motley of other enemies,each with their own styles and personalities; Pods, Bombers and Swarmers.

In the original design, the only units were the Landers, "It was too bland," said Jarvis. "It was like making a soup and just putting great steak in water and, oh man, this needs something more, so I threw in some carrots and some onions. I was continually sampling and always wanting to put more stuff in. That was a lot of the motivation, to make a game that would be fun to play for days and months."

Another unit, loathed and feared by all Defender players, is the Baiter. It shows up at the end of each level, just as the player starts to feel some relief at clearing a screen. "There is always the need to continue the pressure on the player," he explained. "Once they were down to the last few enemies on a level they could just dilly and dally about. There was no tension or pressure on the players."

Baiter moves extremely quickly and is hard to kill. "It's a very interesting unit, almost flat," Jarvis said,. "It's only two or three pixels, super hard to hit. Vicious."

I remember sitting on my school bus next to my best mate, who was describing Defender to me for the first time. I had never seen it. He mentioned the green button, the "Smart Bomb" that could kill every character on-screen in one go. I thought such a thing sounded improbable. I called my mate a bullsh*tter. Only when I played the game that night, at a launderette / video store (Betamax AND VHS sections) owned by a bloke from Pakistan, was I finally convinced.

When I told this story to Jarvis, he laughed. The Smart Bomb, he said, was originally going to be a super-targeted weapon to get rid of one unit at a time. "It came from the frustrations of playing early versions of the game. It's just so fast and there's so much sh*t out there, we just needed to be able to get rid of it all.

"It was inspired by military smart bombs which are very targeted and precise. You would press the button and the missile would go and kill this one enemy, but by the time it got to the enemy you were three screens over so we were like, this is stupid, how do we make this relevant, what makes this useful and easy? Well, just blow everything up. It's so simple."

Smart Bombs were an innovation. Jarvis added that he now views them as "almost like the first virtual good, something valuable that people would hoard." Certainly, their strategic use is a key element in surviving more than a few levels of the game.

But there is one aspect of Defender during which, even armed with Smart Bombs, survival is all but impossible. When all of the little men are gone, the world of Defender collapses in upon itself triggering an orgiastic wave of violence towards the player. It is the zombie apocalypse of early space shooters. The difficulty curve shoots north at a 90 degree angle.

Jarvis introduced this eye-bulging cataclysm in order to "add some drama" to the end game. When the little men you are protecting are dead, the game is over, but he wanted it to go out with a big bang. Of course, there are players who actually like playing the game in this mode, but they are a hardy and rare breed of individuals. The cataclysm is still one of the most remarkable moments in gaming, way ahead of its time.

Jarvis was living in a commercial environment when games needed to instantly hook players, and offer them a chance of mastery with much practise. Although the number of games available was comparatively limited, it was fiercely competitive. Most arcade games failed to make money, failed to dislodge the standards and favorites already installed.

Defender was something new and dangerous. It took the best elements of Space Invaders and Asteroids, and threw away the things that make those games, to us, seem pedestrian. His later work, including Robotron, NARC and Smash TV, were also provocative and, like Defender, command loyal adherents today.

Jarvis was a pinball guy who knew how to program, and knew the kinds of games that would challenge players "I wanted to make a game that I would play," he said. "I was in that place where I was the same as the players. What they liked, I liked."

(https://i.imgur.com/cVZD0Zb.jpg)

His advice for game developers today? "Respect the power of natural systems like physics, and simple AI rules," he said. "They form amazing, beautiful and complex games where naturalistic and random forces are unleashed, as opposed to trying to control everything. Many of the most beautiful things in Defender are the result of rules based AI, physics and algorithmic explosions and particle effects which come together to make a complex world with infinite variety far beyond any human created script."


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 31, 2014, 10:01:13 am
SONY is getting bigger and Beta

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The PlayStation Now open beta begins tomorrow for all North American PS4 owners, and the service's Senior Director Jack Buser divulged some details to IGN during a recent interview.

As has been mentioned previously, Sony is looking into offering a flat subscription fee model for its upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service in addition to the a la carte pricing currently seen in the private beta.

"We're working diligently to bring a subscription option to gamers to compliment our rental offering for PlayStation Now," said Buser. "We believe that offering both of these options would provide gamers the freedom to discover and play games in ways that weren't before possible."

Buser couldn't offer concrete details about when such an option might become available, and was careful to note that nothing was set in stone. Pricing for PlayStation Now rentals as they exist now are still in flux, with Buser stating that they'll be looking at feedback from users throughout the beta process. Some games will be offered at a rental price as low as $1.99 - one dollar lower than the current lowest price in the private beta. Buser also mentioned that a "rent-to-buy" solution is also being considered, but that with the service still being in its early days, it's simply too soon to tell.



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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: APEXABYSS on August 01, 2014, 03:48:36 am
Classic Video Game theme songs. Nice! enjoy

Portal 2 was released in 2011 on the PlayStation 3, PC, Mac & Xbox 360.

http://youtu.be/dVVZaZ8yO6o (http://youtu.be/dVVZaZ8yO6o)


Sengoku BASARA 3 was released for PlayStation 3 & Nintendo Wii in 2010. aka Samurai Heroes

http://youtu.be/_0xId_3wIIQ (http://youtu.be/_0xId_3wIIQ)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on August 04, 2014, 01:26:14 pm
SONY is getting bigger and Beta

([url]http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFplaystation_01_zps40dd021f.jpg[/url])

The PlayStation Now open beta begins tomorrow for all North American PS4 owners, and the service's Senior Director Jack Buser divulged some details to IGN during a recent interview.

As has been mentioned previously, Sony is looking into offering a flat subscription fee model for its upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service in addition to the a la carte pricing currently seen in the private beta.

"We're working diligently to bring a subscription option to gamers to compliment our rental offering for PlayStation Now," said Buser. "We believe that offering both of these options would provide gamers the freedom to discover and play games in ways that weren't before possible."

Buser couldn't offer concrete details about when such an option might become available, and was careful to note that nothing was set in stone. Pricing for PlayStation Now rentals as they exist now are still in flux, with Buser stating that they'll be looking at feedback from users throughout the beta process. Some games will be offered at a rental price as low as $1.99 - one dollar lower than the current lowest price in the private beta. Buser also mentioned that a "rent-to-buy" solution is also being considered, but that with the service still being in its early days, it's simply too soon to tell.



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Sony is gonna have to decide if running chains like Gamestop/spot out of business is worth slitting thier own throats.

All this is lot more work than a good bit of the market wants to do in order to play a game.

There are a lot of people who show up at the local games store once a month, and buy the latest game on discount. Knocking out Gamestop isn't getting you thier money.

Not everybody is online. It mostly costs money to be online.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 04, 2014, 02:34:19 pm
Sony is gonna have to decide if running chains like Gamestop/spot out of business is worth slitting thier own throats.

All this is lot more work than a good bit of the market wants to do in order to play a game.

There are a lot of people who show up at the local games store once a month, and buy the latest game on discount. Knocking out Gamestop isn't getting you thier money.

Not everybody is online. It mostly costs money to be online.



The issue with brand new video games today is Digital Rights Management; video game publishers want 100% complete control over the titles gamers play by offering games online through a streaming service.  While gamers, especially the ones who have playing since Pong, loathe these changes. PC gamers have been putting up with games integrated with DRM code for over 5 to 10 years, now its happening with the consoles.  The retail stores are just caught in the crossfire in this transition.  It was bound to happen, it happened to the music industry when shops like Tower Records had to close its doors due to no profit and every one was downloading music at no cost.
You're correct, it does cost money just to be online, and then there are these online gaming services that require additional fees to play and your personal information.

Stuff like this makes one yearn for the old days when all someone had to do to play a video game was just purchase, install and play.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on August 08, 2014, 05:36:40 pm


Intellivision Returns!  Sort of-- I may have to buy one of these when they come out, and return to retro video gaming comfort-food.

http://www.geekexchange.com/intellivision-flashback-console-slated-for-release-in-fall-of-2014-113233.html (http://www.geekexchange.com/intellivision-flashback-console-slated-for-release-in-fall-of-2014-113233.html)

... and there's already one based on the Atari 2600?  Hmmm...
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 08, 2014, 06:41:14 pm


Intellivision Returns!  Sort of-- I may have to buy one of these when they come out, and return to retro video gaming comfort-food.

[url]http://www.geekexchange.com/intellivision-flashback-console-slated-for-release-in-fall-of-2014-113233.html[/url] ([url]http://www.geekexchange.com/intellivision-flashback-console-slated-for-release-in-fall-of-2014-113233.html[/url])

... and there's already one based on the Atari 2600?  Hmmm...


Id buy an SNES and games.
Title: Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas
Post by: Hypestyle on August 09, 2014, 04:31:18 pm
http://www.cgexpo.com/ (http://www.cgexpo.com/)

Looks like the "Classic Gaming Expo" will be in Las Vegas again this year-   I've never been.  Looks like fun.

I wish I could experience something like this locally.  Hmm..

++++++++++From the website++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
CGE INFORMATION

Up to date: 11/07/2014


Classic Gaming Expo enters its 15th year as the world's first and largest event paying tribute to the people, systems and games of yesteryear. This year's event will be the biggest and best ever, with lots of surprises to be announced as the show draws near!

The show is open to the public, gamers of all ages are welcome. Kids 8 years old and under come free.

The show will feature a whole extra day (Friday) expanded hours of operation, giving you more CGE than ever before.

The Classic Gaming Expo schedule will be released prior to the show and will contain details of events, contests, panels, movies etc.

Be sure to keep checking this site, the Facebook page, the Twitter feed, the Digital Press Forums and of course the Retro Gaming RoundUp Forums for updated news and information.

Meet the Legends of video gaming! Dozens of video gaming's "alumni" will be present. In recent years the show has featured dignitaries such as Nolan Bushnell, Ralph Baer (the "father of home video games"), Steve Wozniak, Al Alcorn (the creator of Pong), Don Bluth (former Disney artist who crafted Dragon's Lair and Space Ace), David Crane (Pitfall!, Dragster), Katz, Kunkel and Worley (Electronic Games, Sega Visions), Jay Smith (designer of the Vectrex), and many more. This year's list of celebrities can be found here and will be updated regularly as the show draws near.

These greats will be speaking at a series of keynotes that extend from the beginning of the day on Saturday through the end of the day Sunday, and will also be on hand to meet and greet attendees and sign autographs. Bring your games!

The Video Game History Museum features THOUSANDS of items including many one-of-a-kind gaming artifacts! The museum contents change with each year so you're always guaranteed to see something new that's probably quite old - and rare. At well over 6000 square feet, this is the largest exhibit of its kind in the world.

The CGE Classic Arcade will be greatly expanded this year, featuring more games than ever before, and set to Free Play. In addition to that, the Pinball Hall Of Fame has over 40 of their classic pinball and video games right there in the Hotel Lobby available for you to play.
This will be a fully staffed department that will hold competitions and events throughout the whole Expo.

The Classic Console section of CGE is getting an upgrade this year and will feature a much larger selection of classic consoles and computers along with some of their best games.
This will be a fully staffed department that will hold competitions and events throughout the whole Expo.

Live musical entertainment, featuring some very talented artists who bring classic game themes to life, past events have included the talents of 8-Bit Weapon, Tony Fox NYC, The Minibosses, FirestARTer, and the C-Men.

Prizes, tournaments and events throughout the expo to be announced soon.

Each year, new games are debuted and released. This information is typically saved until very close to the show, so check the front page for updates. In years past the show debuted CGE Services' Elevator Action and Looping for Atari 2600, OlderGames.com Mighty Mighty Missile for Sega CD, Atari2600.com Bristles for the Atari 5200 and Good Deal Games' ColecoVision 14-in-1 Pack. To check out a sampling of this year's releases, click our merchandise page.

The live auction hosted by Joe, John and Sean will be held as always, where many rare and one-of-a-kind items are put on the block. You could end up getting the deal of a lifetime!

"Swap Meet" We plan fo a return of the "Swap Meet", where we will have a dedicated room for  collectors and retro gamers to get together for some wheelin' and dealin'!

Media The show is always covered by local and national media as well as the industry's household names. Retrogaming RoundUp have broadcasted and reported live from many past Classic Gaming Expos. For qualified Press Entities, Media Passes are available upon request.

Exhibitors Dozens of exhibitors with classic gaming ware will be on hand. Past participants include 4Jays, Atari Age, Atari2600.com, B&C Computervisions, Digital Press, Intellivision Productions, Good Deal Games, Wreck It Ralph, Cheetahmen, Jakks Pacific, Konami, Elektroknight, Midway, OlderGames.com, Packrat Games, Songbird Productions, Ubi Soft, Marty Goldberg, Brett Weiss, Twin Galaxies and many more.
Be sure to check out the exhibitors page for details on each, as this grows quickly closer to showtime.

Volunteers: If you'd like to volunteer to assist at Classic Gaming Expo, we always appreciate a helping hand.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2014, 07:50:57 pm
SOE IS SOL'd BY A DD0S ATTACK

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Hackers have targeted a Sony Online Entertainment executive while on a active airline flight. 

Posting under the name Lizard Squad, the group claims responsibly for a bomb threat which forced a plane boarded by SOE president John Smedley to be diverted. According to a SOE representative speaking to ShackNews, the FBI is now involved.

Not too long ago today, 'Lizard Squad' sent the above message through Twitter, which prompted American Airlines to divert flight 362 to Phoenix instead of San Diego. A spokesperson for American Airlines later confirmed the flight had been diverted due to security concerns.





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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 25, 2014, 02:55:01 am
Best known for starring in movies like 'Gandhi' and 'Cry Freedom', British actor Richard Attenborough has passed away.  I strongly believe his voice work for DreamWorks Interactive's criminally underrated, 'Trespasser' which was a spinoff from the Jurassic Park series, was most memorable.

Jurassic Park: Trespasser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW-7uatehx4#)

TRESPASSER narration by the late, great Richard Attenborough
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: APEXABYSS on August 29, 2014, 02:23:32 am
Hey, Im jus' givin' it to you raw & un-cut! You know, keepin' it 100! How come there isnt a DJANGO UNCHAINED Video Game? A real video game (first-person-shooter)!

All I found was The SIMS 3 version inspired by the film.

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/ (http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/)

...its the duty of video games to explore the parts of history that many of us would rather ignore:

"I believe that to deny our history is to make it repeatable, and discouraging projects such as this one wont prevent racism in the least Not only gamers, but all forms of media should definitely get over this politically correct phase we seem to be going through so we can expose the brutality of our past, rather than covering it up and pretending it never happened."

 
(Red Dead) Redemption
http://youtu.be/m023T1VXwaU (http://youtu.be/m023T1VXwaU)

Django Unchained & Zorro Video game? Man-o-man, I would play it! Wouldnt you?

http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/ (http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 29, 2014, 12:41:12 pm
Hey, Im jus' givin' it to you raw & un-cut! You know, keepin' it 100! How come there isnt a DJANGO UNCHAINED Video Game? A real video game (first-person-shooter)!

All I found was The SIMS 3 version inspired by the film.

[url]http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/[/url] ([url]http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/12358/article/django-unchained-the-video-game-in-the-form-of-the-sims-3/[/url])

...its the duty of video games to explore the parts of history that many of us would rather ignore:

"I believe that to deny our history is to make it repeatable, and discouraging projects such as this one wont prevent racism in the least Not only gamers, but all forms of media should definitely get over this politically correct phase we seem to be going through so we can expose the brutality of our past, rather than covering it up and pretending it never happened."

 


Django Unchained & Zorro Video game? Man-o-man, I would play it! Wouldnt you?






I've been hinting at this for years,  APEXABYSS...


...years.  :-[ :( *sigh*
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: APEXABYSS on August 30, 2014, 12:15:38 pm
How come there isnt a DJANGO UNCHAINED Video Game?


I've been hinting at this for years,  APEXABYSS...


...years.  :-[ :( *sigh*



Yeh, sigh, indeed! Anyway, I knew I was preaching to the choir. Still, the motivation behind why there wouldnt be a Django Unchained/ Zorro video game...

Tarantino couldve done the same thing for Kill Bill. That didnt happen either. I did find a demo

http://youtu.be/uaJ9Qw9Wzpc (http://youtu.be/uaJ9Qw9Wzpc)



Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 30, 2014, 05:45:33 pm

Tarantino couldve done the same thing for Kill Bill. That didnt happen either. I did find a demo




Mmmm-m-m...   No.  :-[


I wouldn't play it.
Kill Bill isn't on my favorite movies list for video game adaptations.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: APEXABYSS on August 30, 2014, 08:09:50 pm
^Agreed! Kill Bill, not so much! Django & Zorro, absolutely!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 30, 2014, 09:33:10 pm
^Agreed! Kill Bill, not so much! Django & Zorro, absolutely!



Oh, no doubt!  :)

Django would be an interesting video game adaptation.     

I'm not certain but I vaguely remember 'Reservoir Dogs' being adapted as a video game yet never played nor heard from it.

At the time that 'Interstate 76' came out, many gamers felt that game had Tarantino written all over it which is why I loved 'DEATH PROOF'.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on September 01, 2014, 12:26:33 am
I could see Tarantino thinking that companies like Rockstar had been ripping HIM off all these years and getting his nose somewhat out of joint about it.

Or he could be a non gamer type who doesn't see the appeal at all. Sort of the anti George Lucas.

Who knows?

I'm surprised you guys dont think Kill Bill would make a great video game when it has
nooks (the 88 blades) mid level bosses(like O-Ren Oahu and Michael Madsen) built into the narrative.



Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 01, 2014, 01:51:32 am
I could see Tarantino thinking that companies like Rockstar had been ripping HIM off all these years and getting his nose somewhat out of joint about it.

Or he could be a non gamer type who doesn't see the appeal at all. Sort of the anti George Lucas.

Who knows?

I'm surprised you guys dont think Kill Bill would make a great video game when it has
nooks (the 88 blades) mid level bosses(like O-Ren Oahu and Michael Madsen) built into the narrative.






Movies that play out as if they were a video game was part of the problem with features like Kill Bill; The movie was trying too hard to be like a video game.
In my opinion, it is far more interesting for a game developer to be inspired and creatively interpret what a Hollywood movie director puts on the screen than the other way around, although, there have been a few intriguing movie/video game adaptation attempts over the years. As Curtis Metcalf would say, "your mileage may vary".    :)

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A few days ago, PC GAMER compiled its annual list, "100 GREATEST PC GAMES" [2014] so if an aspiring game developer and/or client wanted to create a leading title currently in the market, here is the pick of the litter that should serve as guidance:

1. Mass Effect 2
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
3. Half-Life 2
4. Deus Ex
5. Bioshock
6. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
7. Team Fortress 2
8. Mass Effect 3
9. Portal
10. Dark Souls
11. FTL: Faster Than Light
12. DayZ
13. Bioshock Infinite
14. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
15. Dragon Age: Origins
16. DOTA 2
17. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
18. Minecraft
19. Portal 2
20. The Walking Dead: Season 1
21. Grim Fandango
22. System Shock 2
23. Alpha Centauri
24. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
25. Civilization V
26. Diablo III
27. Doom
28. Fallout 3
29. Papers, Please
30. Rising Storm
31. Thief II: The Metal Age
32. Dishonored
33. Mirror's Edge
34. World of Warcraft
35. Planescape: Torment
36. Battlefield 3
37. Crusader Kings 2
38. Fallout
39. Guild Wars 2
40. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
41. ARMA 3
42. The Witcher 2
43. Spelunky
44. Hearthstone
45. Day of the Tentacle
46. Duke Nukem 3D
47. Frontier: Elite II
48. ARMA 2
49. Outcast
50. Battlefield 4
51. Company of Heroes
52. Left 4 Dead 2
53. Hotline Miami
54. Cave Story+
55. Monkey Island 2
56. Return to Castle Wolfenstein
57. Saints Row 4
58. Final Fantasy VII
59. Fallout: New Vegas
60. Unreal Tournament 2004
61. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
62. The Secret of Monkey Island
63. FIFA 13
64. Braid
65. EVE Online
66. League of Legends
67. Empire: Total War
68. Batman: Arkham City
69. FEAR
70. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
71. Far Cry 3
72. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
73. Doom 3
74. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War
75. Bastion
76. Command & Conquer
77. Don't Starve
78. Grand Theft Auto IV
79. No One Lives Forever 2
80. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
81. Total War: Rome II
82. Ultima VII
83. X-COM/UFO: Enemy Unknown
84. Broken Sword
85. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
86. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
87. Assassin's Creed II
88. Quake III
89. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
90. Kerbal Space Program
91. Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
92. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
93. Planetside 2
94. The Sims
95. Starbound
96. Freespace 2
97. Kingpin: Life of Crime
98. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
99. Company of Heroes 2
100. The Curse of Monkey Island

Now remember, this list is limited to just games on the PC not just video games in general, as there have been a few gems on the consoles that can be placed on a 'best eva' list.  PC games have the advantage of giving serious gamers access to after-market hardware that increases performance whereas consoles (Playstation & XBOX) are confined to specific hardware that have a shelf life.


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http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/30/the-pc-gamer-top-100/ (http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/08/30/the-pc-gamer-top-100/)

EDIT: I personally struck off titles that should not be included on the list because those games are absolute garbage.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 05, 2014, 08:02:14 pm
Sequel to the game that started it all...

Wasteland 2 Extended Gameplay Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDg9RXdjNBI#ws)

WASTELAND 2

Coming soon...

Would You Like to Know More?
http://www.gog.com/game/wasteland_2_digital_deluxe_edition (http://www.gog.com/game/wasteland_2_digital_deluxe_edition)

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 06, 2014, 09:49:30 am
We Told You So, Silly Fanboys!
It's Official:  "eSports Is Not A Sport" as Confirmed by ESPN

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"Too Bad Thanks For Playing!"

Video games have managed to attract huge numbers of spectators, arranged televised events and have generated millions (if not billions) of dollars in revenue. 
An argument that has been brewing over the years,  is eSports an official sport or not?

ESPN President John Skipper has opinioned,

"[eSports] is not a sportit's a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I'm interested in doing real sports."

Skipper's comments have rendered the masses of mislead fanboys to reach a new level of denial: delusional.  (http://forums.themustangsource.com/images/smilies/screwy.gif)


Would you Like to Know More?
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/6/6113877/esports-not-a-sport-espn (http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/6/6113877/esports-not-a-sport-espn)
http://kotaku.com/esports-not-a-sport-says-espn-president-1631157927 (http://kotaku.com/esports-not-a-sport-says-espn-president-1631157927)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 06, 2014, 10:15:07 am
Warcraft and Destiny Movies should just be CGI...I think the live action WoW will be ok.

http://youtu.be/9ZyQK6kUdWQ (http://youtu.be/9ZyQK6kUdWQ)

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 06, 2014, 10:30:10 am
Warcraft and Destiny Movies should just be CGI...I think the live action WoW will be ok.




That's a fantastic clip of Destiny!

The warcraft movie will be a waste of time and resources for a enterprising movie studio.  The director working on it is behind one of my favorite cyber sci-fi thrillers, 'Source Code'.  He should reconsider and reject the project altogether.  If actress Paula Patton is wise, she should do the same.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 09, 2014, 02:48:39 pm
theRadBrad logs online in this live demonstration debut of Activision/Bungie's new space shooter, Destiny on the Playstation 4.


Destiny Gameplay Walkthrough Part 1 - Review - Mission 1 (PS4) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_aj5ROfakM#ws)

Lock n' load!

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 10, 2014, 08:07:03 am
Grand Opening...
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFeasports_02_zpsb07af72c.png)

(http://sienasaintsblog.com/i/2008/11/kevin-love-cover-2-210x300.jpg)

Created In Their Likeness


In a stunning landmark court case where a federal judge ruled in a decision favoring former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson and 17 others who sued the NCAA for approximately $60 million, claiming it violated antitrust laws by conspiring with colleges and conferences to block the athletes from getting a share of the revenues generated from the use of their images in broadcasts and video games.



Would you like To know More?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/ncaa-obannon-antitrust-case_n_5663436.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/08/ncaa-obannon-antitrust-case_n_5663436.html)
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/11328442/judge-rules-ncaa-ed-obannon-antitrust-case (http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/11328442/judge-rules-ncaa-ed-obannon-antitrust-case)
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/08/ncaa-ea-lawsuit/ (http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/08/ncaa-ea-lawsuit/)







...Grand Closing

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Faster Than Whites On Rice

After a security video surfaced on TMZ showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his wife inside a hotel elevator causing the NFL to cancel his pro football contract with a indefinite suspension, EA Sports joins the fray by having Rice's portrait and profile removed from the roster of their popular video game franchise, Madden NFL 15.



Would You Like To Know More?
http://gomadden.operationsports.com/content/madden/madden-nfl-15-ray-rice-remove/ (http://gomadden.operationsports.com/content/madden/madden-nfl-15-ray-rice-remove/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on September 11, 2014, 05:31:13 pm
Interesting.  In the College basketball video games, you can use "classic" athletes who went on to be famous?  Wow.  That would be interesting to see some fantasy matchups with classic individuals or teams from past eras matched up with today's college squads.  (U. Michigan 1989 vs.....  ;D)

...Wish I weren't so far behind with the vids..
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 16, 2014, 07:08:28 pm
Bejeweled 3 is now free from Origin.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 17, 2014, 07:49:47 am
Bejeweled 3 is now free from Origin.




Alright!  You get a virtual diamond!(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFdiamond_01_zps1fb7b9ec.gif)

I remember when Pop Cap first started out at a time when computer games was transitioning off retail shelves and the coming of Playstation 2, XBOX and Gamecube games were replacing them. Game development studios were shutting down left and right. Gaming staffs were terrified of change.


Then a development team called Pop Cap formed.


All they did was create simplified, colorful and fun video games that didn't involve intense violence or attempting to embarrass other gamers.
That's the secret to their success.  Now they are giving back.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 08, 2014, 01:26:49 pm
Bejeweled 3 is now free from Origin.

Dragon Age AND Bejeweled 3 is "On the House" from Origin.  Loves me some Dragon Age!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on October 11, 2014, 10:02:14 am
Bejeweled 3 is now free from Origin.

Dragon Age AND Bejeweled 3 is "On the House" from Origin.  Loves me some Dragon Age!

Yeah Dragon Age, is on the house now. Like 2 months after I bought Ultimate Edition used.
Lousy timing for me.

Just as well. Since I pretty much only buy used. I actually played DA 2 before Origins.
And I'm playing the Mass Effect games all out of order too.

Finished 2, about to finish 3 and more or less in the middle of the original Mass Effect.

Is Bejeweled any good?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 11, 2014, 01:40:25 pm
Bejeweled 3 is now free from Origin.

Dragon Age AND Bejeweled 3 is "On the House" from Origin.  Loves me some Dragon Age!


Is Bejeweled any good?

Bejeweled is good.  I like the casual part of it.  And the challenges are cool too.
Title: Topps Digital is seeking Star Wars Geek
Post by: Hypestyle on October 28, 2014, 08:05:11 pm
Wow.  I wish I had app-building skills.  I'd try to be down.  Ah, well..  :P

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Job Status:     Full-time
Salary:     Negotiable
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App Producer - STAR WARS

Topps Digital, The Topps Company, Inc. New York, NY 10004

Topps Digital is looking for an App Producer to build and grow Topps FORCE, the official digital trading card app of Star Wars, available soon on iOS and Android. 

As an App Producer on Topps FORCE, you will drive service planning, product management, analytics, operations, marketing, and CRM to grow key metrics, like DAU, DAU/MAU, and ARPDAU. You will work with a team of Product Managers, App Producers, Developers, Designers, Community Managers, and Analysts to bring FORCE success immediately.

 

WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR

    A Star Wars expert. You are an active Star Wars fan, and are very knowledgeable about the inner workings of the universe.

    Exceptional writing ability. You can write and publish content to an audience of millions of app users with exceptional grammar, diction, and clarity. You relish writing and working in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. In fact, you may be working today as a Sports Journalist or Blogger.

    Analytics fanatic. You know that new media can be measured, and performance tracked on an hourly, even minutely basis. You embrace a methodology of hypothesizing, collecting data, running tests, reviewing results, and rolling out constant optimizations. You have real experience with homegrown dashboards and CMS tools.

    Service-oriented. These apps are about on-going relationships with users. You understand and respect the need to run a dynamic operation thats available, real-time, and interesting whenever users launch the app. Like a Star Wars fan site, the experience must be new and amazing with every single visit.

    Real app experience. Youve worked on a published iOS or Android application and can speak, with experience, to publishing, marketing, and operating a live app.

 

WHAT YOULL BE DOING

    Service Management. What happened 12 days ago, 12 hours ago, or 12 minutes ago with the service, and how is it affecting our KPIs? You run service management and optimization for the team, and act as the main steward of continuous improvement.

    Daily Digital Event Planning. Content is king with todays growing crop of top grossing iOS apps and games. The app experience has to be new, fresh, exciting, and relevant each and every time the app is opened. You will utilize analytics and an excellent understanding of what drives user behavior to plan our daily digital events.

    Editorial Management. Star Wars content is also king. You will manage a network of freelance writers, and guide them to create compelling content on a weekly and daily basis.

    Product Management. The environment is fast-paced and entrepreneurial, but traditional product management responsibilities apply, like owning and driving product features across the roadmap.

 

WHAT ARE THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS

    3+ years of entertainment product management or journalism experience

    1+ years of real-world experience in the mobile app economy, including using and working on mobile apps

 
WHAT IS TOPPS DIGITAL

Topps Digital is a tech start-up located within the iconic American trading card company. We are building new digital sports experiences under the iconic Topps brand name with hit titles like Topps BUNT, Topps KICK, and Topps HUDDLE. Offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Frankfurt.

Please use the box below to forward your resume to this employer.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 29, 2014, 06:58:36 am
During this Mid-Term Election season, build a new African nation through the leadership of Samatar Jama Barre of African Union in Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFbeyond_01_zpse9375db0.jpg)

"What Would You Like To Discuss?"
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on October 29, 2014, 08:45:04 pm
what is this game about, battle?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 29, 2014, 11:28:21 pm
what is this game about, battle?


'Beyond Earth' is the latest chapter in the 'Civilization' series and can be best described as a spiritual successor to 'Alpha Centauri'; The 'Civilization' series takes place on Earth while 'Alpha Centauri' takes place on a unoccupied planet in outer space...  Both game types are all about nation building.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 18, 2014, 04:02:50 pm
Damn...Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on November 18, 2014, 04:35:17 pm
Damn...Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Have you copped it already Marv?

I've never bought a game the day it came out, but I'd almost make an exception for Inquisition.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 18, 2014, 05:15:49 pm
Haven't played much but the Dragon Age Keep (website) lets you input your experiences from DA1 and DA2 so you don't have to play them all over again to upload the saves from the previous DL games.

Fun as hell imho but the graphics are like Skyrim which I didn't care for (trying for too much realism in the faces where they turn out ugly as hell when trying to customize..  But not as much as I hate fuggin spiders in my games.  That's my one only gripe, they even put them bitches in the opening.  lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 18, 2014, 09:38:14 pm
Damn...Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Have you copped it already Marv?

I've never bought a game the day it came out, but I'd almost make an exception for Inquisition.




No one has played Alien: Isolation?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on November 20, 2014, 05:47:21 pm
Damn...Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Have you copped it already Marv?

I've never bought a game the day it came out, but I'd almost make an exception for Inquisition.





No one has played Alien: Isolation?

Not at this time.  Nope!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 20, 2014, 05:58:15 pm
Not at this time.  Nope!



Do understand that Alien: Isolation does follow the characters, and continuity of the original 'Alien' movie in exquisite detail.
The game also adds some new characters of their own which should please fans of the series.

I'm certainly looking forward to playing it!  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on December 02, 2014, 10:12:27 am
Just to let people know they may have missed out on the black friday sale of

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: $2.99

Yep Ive been told how great this game is and I was hell yes for 3 bux LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 09, 2014, 07:35:06 am
The man who started a $100 billion industry passes away at 92
by Chris Morris

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFvideogame_01_zps88dc94aa.jpg)

Smarter Than The Average Baer

Ralph Baer never meant to start a multibillion-dollar industry. He was just trying to get an idea out of his head and into the real world.


That idea, which went on to become the Magnavox Odyssey, served as a launching pad for game-makers, thoughand virtually every developer and publisher today points to it as the moment the industry was born. Today, that industry is mourning the passing of Baer, who died at his New Hampshire home Saturday night at the age of 92.


"Thank you for birthing the lovely medium that has done so much for me personally and professionally," wrote Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the "Gears of War" franchise, on Twitter.

Baer first had the idea for a gaming system centered around the home TV in 1951, but his bosses weren't interested and instructed him to work on a different project. Some 15 years later, the idea was still lodged in his brain, and as he waited at a bus terminal in New York City for a co-worker, he began writing down notes.


When Baer got home that evening, he typed those up, filling four pages. Five days later, he put together a schematic. And by Oct. 20, 1966, he had created a working prototype, called The Brown Box.


The system, a console that hooked up to any television set, was basicand so was the game he had created along with it. (A player, controlling one dot on a screen, had to chase another randomly moving one.) But when he showed the system to his bosses at Sanders Associates, a military electronics firm, he got the go-ahead (and funding) to continue research and development.

In 1972, Sanders partnered with Magnavox to bring that Brown Box to people's homes under the Odyssey name. Priced at $100, the system sold 100,000 units in its first yearand eventually went on to sell 330,000 units. (Baer always thought it could have sold more, but felt Magnavox had priced it too high and hurt sales by implying the system only worked on Magnavox TVs.)


The numbers were high enough to spark a revolution, though. The Odyssey paved the way for companies like Atari, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft to all create gaming systems of their ownwhich racked up much more impressive numbers.

Today, the video game industry is one of the fastest-growing fields in the entertainment industry. It employs more than 146,000 people, according to the Entertainment Software Association, and Gartner predicts the market will top $111 billion by 2015.


For comparison's sake, the video game industry posted brick-and-mortar sales last year of $12.97 billion in the U.S., according to The NPD Group, while North American box-office receipts for film studios came in at just $10.9 billion.


Baer may have launched the modern video game industry, but he never considered himself an avid fan of it. While he enjoyed an occasional sports simulation and kept up with trends, he wasn't enamored with many action games, having expressed a preference for heartier fare than endless shooting (though, Baer also acknowledged that he was hardly the target demographic for those gamesand, in fact, also invented a game that let players shoot at the screen with a light gun).


Baer's contributions to pop culture weren't limited to video games alone. He was also the inventor of the popular electronic memory game Simon, which is still sold today. And he kept inventing long after he retired, holding more than 150 patents on various products.

"Had I listened to all those people ... who were telling me to stop the nonsense or making comments like 'are you still screwing around with that stuff?' we might not all be here today," Baer said in 2008, when receiving the Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award. "It's a privilege to be here. Thank you very much. I appreciate the honor, and I'm still cranking out stuff.  Goodbye."



Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.cnbc.com/id/102248655#. (http://www.cnbc.com/id/102248655#.)

--------------------------------------------------


My first video game was earned by joining Sales Leadership Club from a printed ad on the back of a comicbook back-in-th'-day. 


(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFvideogame_03_zps2d069ad5.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFvideogame_02_zpscfb90329.jpg)

I'm like, "All I have to do is sell 18 boxes of greeting cards to get that brand-spanking new Pong game...?   No problem."
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 30, 2015, 10:16:02 pm
Battle, you do this?  ;D  The midi music is tight.  ;)

http://youtu.be/YBu41wFSCnI?list=PL1AXWu-gGX6LNsfQ-KkeGPxL76CFONTom (http://youtu.be/YBu41wFSCnI?list=PL1AXWu-gGX6LNsfQ-KkeGPxL76CFONTom)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 05, 2015, 01:53:30 am
Twitch is starting to become the domain where one can showcase your favorite game for strategies, tips and competition live or pre-recorded.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 05, 2015, 09:31:00 am
Twitch is starting to become the domain where one can showcase your favorite game for strategies, tips and competition live or pre-recorded.

Didn't Blizzard, Amazon or Sony buy them last year?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 05, 2015, 12:55:25 pm
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBF81JS/ref=pe_402250_132423430_em_1p_0_ti (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DBF81JS/ref=pe_402250_132423430_em_1p_0_ti)

Im unsure if this is true but I am excited. I'll wait until I know for sure before I make my console purchase.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 11, 2015, 07:29:41 pm
Twitch is starting to become the domain where one can showcase your favorite game for strategies, tips and competition live or pre-recorded.

Didn't Blizzard, Amazon or Sony buy them last year?


blizzard...?
As in blizzard entertainment...?

You really believe that laughing stock can afford to acquire a business???
Maybe, Activision can but not blizzard entertainment.

blizzard is the acquiree, not the acquirer.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on February 12, 2015, 06:39:56 am

blizzard...?
As in blizzard entertainment...?

You really believe that laughing stock can afford to acquire a business???
Maybe, Activision can but not blizzard entertainment.

blizzard is the acquiree, not the acquirer.
It is also kinda hard for Blizzard to do that when Activision owns them anyway lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 12, 2015, 07:07:44 am

blizzard...?
As in blizzard entertainment...?

You really believe that laughing stock can afford to acquire a business???
Maybe, Activision can but not blizzard entertainment.

blizzard is the acquiree, not the acquirer.
It is also kinda hard for Blizzard to do that when Activision owns them anyway lol



Y'know um sayin'?     ;D

Activision is, perhaps, the most smartest, most shrewd video game company the world has ever known...
--- and I JUST LURV IT!!!   8)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 12, 2015, 09:42:25 am
Amazon
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 12, 2015, 03:22:33 pm
Amazon



Yeah...

Amazon has an huge inventory of video game titles in their warehouses. Obviously, Amazon believes in the future of video games enough to dedicate a website to showcasing, not just trailers of up and coming titles, but how gamers actually spend time playing them together.

We are living in extraordinary times, y'all.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 12, 2015, 03:48:22 pm
They're the ones that bought Twitch.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 13, 2015, 01:57:55 am
They're the ones that bought Twitch.



Understood.

That's why I went into that diatribe about the lizard entertainment.
I don't know 100% if Amazon has a stake into Twitch but the website certainly has telltale signs of being the "YouTube for gamers".  There are poker and other card game sessions, too, as well.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 15, 2015, 01:24:44 pm
Haven't played much but the Dragon Age Keep (website) lets you input your experiences from DA1 and DA2 so you don't have to play them all over again to upload the saves from the previous DL games.

Fun as hell imho but the graphics are like Skyrim which I didn't care for (trying for too much realism in the faces where they turn out ugly as hell when trying to customize..  But not as much as I hate fuggin spiders in my games.  That's my one only gripe, they even put them bitches in the opening.  lol

I'm 200 hours in.

But I'm trying to find every damn thing in the game. It would probably take half the time
you just run thru the main mission.

Its a huge game. I can see why peeps keep comparing it to Skyrim in a way.
But its way more plot driven.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 21, 2015, 11:44:51 am
Haven't played much but the Dragon Age Keep (website) lets you input your experiences from DA1 and DA2 so you don't have to play them all over again to upload the saves from the previous DL games.

Fun as hell imho but the graphics are like Skyrim which I didn't care for (trying for too much realism in the faces where they turn out ugly as hell when trying to customize..  But not as much as I hate fuggin spiders in my games.  That's my one only gripe, they even put them bitches in the opening.  lol

I'm 200 hours in.

But I'm trying to find every damn thing in the game. It would probably take half the time
you just run thru the main mission.

Its a huge game. I can see why peeps keep comparing it to Skyrim in a way.
But its way more plot driven.

I do have to say that Dragon Age Inquisition is the buggiest PS3 game that I have EVER played.

Hell, its the buggiest Sony Playstation game ive ever played period. I've had the thing freeze on me
completely ( forcing me to have to turn off the system) at least 10 times now. That bs didn't start until 100 hours in.

I HOPE that is why none of the reviews didn't mention the freezing. By the time the game would have started acting up, the reviewers would be on to the next game.

How long do reviewers play games before reviewing them anyway?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 22, 2015, 06:01:07 am
How long do reviewers play games before reviewing them anyway?


This is a very good question.

Before gaming became extremely popular, game reviewers would play the game being reviewed from beginning to end. Readers would know this because of the writer detailing events in the game title's content accurately. Then as each new game title released more frequently, the reviews started to reveal the lack of concern the game developers would display by releasing games that couldn't be completed because of, what was called at the time, 'show stopping bugs', outright, incomplete commercial video games. It was a very notorious scandal.
Back in th' day, PC GAMER once had a editorial vow to give buggy game titles low scores if those titles couldn't be installed, or completed from beginning to end straight out of the box.
There was even a strong suggestion that the Department of Justice intervene in the unprofessional business practices of game developers that have a history of releasing incomplete games to purposely and fraudulently inflate profits.
It seems like game developers are setting back to their old ways...  and game reviewers do not seem up to the task of writing thorough and accurate reviews to inform unsuspecting gamers of poorly designed video games.
blizzard entertainment is one such video game company that engages in such activities. Looks as if the title you are experiencing is doing the same.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on February 22, 2015, 06:22:02 am
How long do reviewers play games before reviewing them anyway?


This is a very good question.

Before gaming became extremely popular, game reviewers would play the game being reviewed from beginning to end. Readers would know this because of the writer detailing events in the game title's content accurately. Then as each new game title released more frequently, the reviews started to reveal the lack of concern the game developers would display by releasing games that couldn't be completed because of, what was called at the time, 'show stopping bugs', outright, incomplete commercial video games. It was a very notorious scandal.
Back in th' day, PC GAMER had a editorial vow to give buggy game titles low scores if those titles couldn't be installed, or completed from beginning to end straight out of the box.
There was even a strong suggestion that the Department of Justice intervene in the unprofessional business practices of game developers that have a history of releasing incomplete games to purposely and fraudulently inflate profits.
It seems like game developers are setting back to their old ways...
blizzard entertainment is one such video game company that engages in such activities. Looks as if the title you are experiencing is doing the same.

I forgot to mention that there is also a multiplayer aspect to Dragonage: Inquisition.

I only bring it up because that means its possible to continue playing this game long after you finish the solo adventure( no matter how long you take to finish the main game). I get the impression that if the multiplayer had any major issues, those would have been addressed first.

That's the aspect that everybody these days seems to pay the most attention to: multiplayer.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 22, 2015, 11:49:49 am
I forgot to mention that there is also a multiplayer aspect to Dragonage: Inquisition.

I only bring it up because that means its possible to continue playing this game long after you finish the solo adventure( no matter how long you take to finish the main game). I get the impression that if the multiplayer had any major issues, those would have been addressed first.

That's the aspect that everybody these days seems to pay the most attention to: multiplayer.


I know exactly what you're talkin' about, Vic Vega.

There isn't a single multiplayer video game on this earth that runs online that is even 25% secure,  however, there are multiplayer video games that are a trillion times more secure on your own local area network. 

As I've written before,  you are experiencing a very elaborate swindle that video game developers & publishers routinely engage in.
That's the exact reason I don't like playing  online video games.
I'm sorry you had to go through this to fully realize because these kinds of bad business practices really give the industry a horrible reputation.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 23, 2015, 12:20:40 pm
Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/soEKs3Y.jpg)

This year for Black History Month, wanted to briefly shine the virtual spotlight on Maurice Ashley. First time I saw this brotha was as a guest on the television talk show 'Like It Is' hosted by the late, great Gil Noble way back in '99 (or was it 2000...?).

I had never heard of nor seen a Black Chess Grand Master before. Very impressed with the way Mr. Ashley presented himself and by his passion for the love of the game. His enthusiasm inspired me to learn more about how Chess is played.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFashley_02_zpsnlewehzn.jpg)

Fast forward to 2015, as anyone can plainly see, Mr. Ashley is the man who can describe multiple Chess matches in a way that is more exciting than it really is doing commentary at the U.S. Championship & U.S. Women's Championship hosted by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Missouri.

The March Madness begins (March 31st to April 14th, 2015) as a 12-player round robin, of the best Chess players in the U.S.A.  will determine who earns prize money ranging from $4000 to $175,000.

Be sure to listen for strategic commentary from other Chess Grand Masters like Jenn Shahade, Ben Finegold and Yasser Seirawan.



Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.uschesschamps.com/ (http://www.uschesschamps.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 31, 2015, 11:13:23 pm
Play Pac-Man on Google Maps.  Just input a zipcode and click the Pac-Man on the bottom left.  Works with most locations and no its not an April Fools joke.

https://www.google.com/maps/ (https://www.google.com/maps/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 01, 2015, 01:44:17 am
Gotta love those  animated superhero avatars, Marv...
Really love when Spider-Man transforms into Venom! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 01, 2015, 10:29:35 am
Gotta love those  animated superhero avatars, Marv...
Really love when Spider-Man transforms into Venom! :)

lol, I knew you would catch that gif!  Thanks man!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on July 15, 2015, 11:35:57 am
Warcraft Movie Footage Leaks From Comic Con

http://kotaku.com/warcraft-movie-footage-leaks-from-comic-con-1717958358 (http://kotaku.com/warcraft-movie-footage-leaks-from-comic-con-1717958358)

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 05, 2015, 03:52:31 pm
No wonder no one enjoys their current games. The employees over at blizzard entertainment have zero respect for gamers and the gamers are responding in kind.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/c1P072F.jpg)


Would You Like To Know More?
https://twitter.com/Abrosiabi/status/608760502768914433 (https://twitter.com/Abrosiabi/status/608760502768914433)




World of Warcraft loses another 1.5 million subscribers in the last fiscal quarter.
by Eddie Makuch, August 4, 2015


(https://i.imgur.com/cF5CaEE.jpg)

Feel th' beat... Mmmmmmm---DROP!

According to Gamespot, Activision/blizzard on Tuesday reported earning for the quarter that ended June 30th, revealing world of warcraft subscriptions continued to slide, falling from 7.1 million to 5.6 million.




Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-of-warcraft-loses-another-15-million-subscri/1100-6429463/ (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-of-warcraft-loses-another-15-million-subscri/1100-6429463/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 09, 2015, 10:25:31 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFpillars_00_zpscndoo94h.jpg)

Have been following the development of this game for a few years and this month was finally able to purchase this new Role-Playing Game done in the grand tradition of the Bioware/Infinity Engine games called 'Pillars of Eternity' put out there by Paradox interactive and OBSIDIAN entertainment.

This is the closest video game that creatively references the Five Percenters lore in a very remarkable way. Even in its logo design, if you look more closely.  Only in recent years can the player customize their own name, gender, skin color, head & body size, voices and as well as appearance at the Character Creation process and here's something different for the Five Percenter attuned:

The player can actually choose a race called 'God-like'

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFpillars_01_zpsdc6irqc3.jpg)

...and check this out, the player can choose a character class called a 'Cipher'.  Here's some flavor-text on the Cipher's description:

A recent discovery in the Eastern Reach, Ciphers were once called "brshalgwin" ("mind hunters") by the Glanfathans. Ciphers have the ability to directly contact and manipulate another person's soul and psyche, using an ally's or enemy's essence as the focus for their magic. Though most Ciphers are still found in the Eastern Reach, practitioners of the techniques have spread throughout the known world. They are gaining acceptance over time, but are generally distrusted, especially by the uneducated."

Civilizing 85ers has never been easier when starting this unique journey!  8)



Would You Like to Know More?
https://forums.obsidian.net/ (https://forums.obsidian.net/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 09, 2015, 10:59:33 am
Had gotten the GoG Edition a few months back.  I get bored with these games fast, this one held my interest better than the rest.  I recommend anyone getting games to get it from GoG if they have it and not Steam or anywhere else.  With GoG, you get the games and all games are DRM FREE!  You can load it as many time you want, don't have to log in to play, can lend it out.  The game is truly yours. No activation or online connection required to play.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 09, 2015, 12:02:50 pm
Had gotten the GoG Edition a few months back.  I get bored with these games fast, this one held my interest better than the rest.  I recommend anyone getting games to get it from GoG if they have it and not Steam or anywhere else.  With GoG, you get the games and all games are DRM FREE!  You can load it as many time you want, don't have to log in to play, can lend it out.  The game is truly yours. No activation or online connection required to play.



If you're referring to 'Pillars of Eternity',  I would've purchased the game months ago when released on GOG, however, downloading the game at GOG requires actually being online which prompted me to question the DRM capabilities of the websites' catalogue of titles, especially the brand new games. I decided to wait for 2 reasons:

1. wanted a physical DVD copy of the game for my personal collection. Haven't made the transition to abandon owning a physical  compared to digital copy, yet.

2. Installation of 'Pillars of Eternity' brought my little laptop to its knees! >:(
Need AlienWare laptop... desperately. :-[


So I have to wait even longer. ;D
About Steam:
Steam has been very useful to me. All of my newest games are Steam compatible which works like a charm on current hardware. I haven't had any problems recalled in the 4+ years I've had an account w/Steam.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 09, 2015, 03:53:48 pm
Oh yea, you have to be online to download the game but not to play.  When I play Sims, I have to log in with Origin, soon to be EAOnline I believe, same with Steam, it just personally erks me.  If I bought the game, I wanna do what I want with it, I shouldn't have to log into your site to play.  I admit though, you do have to log in GoG to update with patches and stuff if they game has them.

They just started this new GoG Galaxy with is simular to Steam and Origins where they keep track of achievements for you and other special things dealing with the game.

The games I've downloaded are full DRM Free executes, no log ins, no security checks, just me and my game.  The thing about it is they have a lot of old games only.  Just recently they got Witcher 3 and Pillars and Legend of Heroes.  If you are into JRPGs, thats a very good one.

Like I said bro, its all personal with gaming today with these sites but I guess I need to get the times cause everything will probably be that soon, especially with all the piracy.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 09, 2015, 04:50:43 pm
Oh yea, you have to be online to download the game but not to play.  When I play Sims, I have to log in with Origin, soon to be EAOnline I believe, same with Steam, it just personally erks me.  If I bought the game, I wanna do what I want with it, I shouldn't have to log into your site to play.  I admit though, you do have to log in GoG to update with patches and stuff if they game has them.


I understand how you may feel, however, you don't have to be connected to Steam to play a video game w/ a Steam application.  I know this because a couple years ago, my ISP's router went down and had no internet service for a few days. I could run that fantastic Chess game from Steam called 'Check vs. Mate' on my laptop without being connected online at all.  ...and this one of those rare games I performed a digital download instead of pursuing a physical version!

All of the other games I own that are compatible with Steam are physical DVD versions and although I haven't tested, I am going to assume that those copies can function the same as 'Check vs. Mate'. 



They just started this new GoG Galaxy with is simular to Steam and Origins where they keep track of achievements for you and other special things dealing with the game.

The games I've downloaded are full DRM Free executes, no log ins, no security checks, just me and my game.  The thing about it is they have a lot of old games only.  Just recently they got Witcher 3 and Pillars and Legend of Heroes.  If you are into JRPGs, thats a very good one.

Like I said bro, its all personal with gaming today with these sites but I guess I need to get the times cause everything will probably be that soon, especially with all the piracy.



Everyone online raves about The Witcher series.  Over the years, I peeked at a few screenshots here and there but the game seems like your typical hack & slash everything that moves, kind of action game.

What makes The Witcher so special?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on August 09, 2015, 05:15:34 pm
Thanks for the info bro!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 11, 2015, 09:28:16 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFespn_01_zpsyzdgpegj.jpg)

"6 million dollars to play a video game??? ...really?"


(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFespn_02_zpsyhur2ujs.jpg)



On location at Seattle, Washington, Kaci Aitchison over at ESPN3, has been busy covering The International DOTA2 Championship games.
Big money on the line in DOTA 2 Grand Finals - ESPN Video (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13394351)


...but not starcraft 2!  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 23, 2015, 06:45:04 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/HEFpillars_08_zpsum3u4cdk.jpg)

Already Pillars of Eternity adds another expansion to its universe called The White March that takes place in a colder region of the Eastern Reach to freeze all fake emcees and bring them down to their knees.   If any gamer ever wanted to know what the devil looks like in the Eastern Reach, well...  here it is!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoOelbKscr0#)


Carrie Patel (Narrative Designer) introduces a new companion called The Devil of Caroc - Rogue.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw29n3oeEUA#)

Eric Fenstermaker (Lead Writer) introduces a new companion called Zahua - Monk.



Would You Like To Know More?
http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/87-pillars-of-eternity/ (http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/87-pillars-of-eternity/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on August 25, 2015, 11:02:10 am
Everyone online raves about The Witcher series.  Over the years, I peeked at a few screenshots here and there but the game seems like your typical hack & slash everything that moves, kind of action game.

What makes The Witcher so special?

Near as I can tell it's like Mideval Grand Theft Auto: that is is a sort of open world where while there is a main story, there are all of these sub missions that you can go on.

But it is not as deep as say Skyrim where you arugably never have to takcle the main story on.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on October 31, 2015, 08:20:38 pm
DETROIT game. I was looking for brotha Hype!  :)

Quote
You won't believe how realistic this new game looks

http://www.businessinsider.com/detroit-trailer-photos-2015-10 (http://www.businessinsider.com/detroit-trailer-photos-2015-10)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2gW7hmXu4#)

Tight article and stills.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: BmoreAkuma on November 01, 2015, 09:43:46 am
DETROIT game. I was looking for brotha Hype!  :)

Quote
You won't believe how realistic this new game looks

[url]http://www.businessinsider.com/detroit-trailer-photos-2015-10[/url] ([url]http://www.businessinsider.com/detroit-trailer-photos-2015-10[/url])

! No longer available ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2gW7hmXu4#[/url])

Tight article and stills.


Meh another story in reference to "robots" with feelings?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 20, 2015, 07:32:12 am
(https://i.imgur.com/ynfxk7i.gif)

WELCOME HOME!


Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.fallout4.com/ (https://www.fallout4.com/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 15, 2016, 07:06:01 am
The late, great David Bowie explored every aspect of art. There was no medium that was not within in his reach...
--- not even video games.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbKjSgvcdw#)

OMIKRON : The NOMAD SOUL
Starring David Bowie
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 29, 2016, 08:35:05 am
It looks as if blizzard entertainment's elaborate Ponzi scheme from Korea that was filtering into North America known as 'e-sports'  has fractured and a player named Life was arrested, is under investigation for illegal gaming activities  involving one of blizzard entertainment's least popular titles:

[Translated from Korean]
"Kespa announced that Life arrested at the same district prosecutors' office (Changwon) that Prime guys were, and he's under an investigation, but is unknown what cases he's involved. However, Kespa's reacting to this because if this is match-fixing related, this could be another disaster for the e-sport scene.

Hence, Kespa will prevent him from playing any official games that he was going to until he's acquitted by cooperating with the league organizers.

They will cooperate with the prosecutions whenever needed, and keep their zero tolerance policy toward illegal match fixing/ gambling cases.

The trade between Afreeca and kt was done by Life's own request. Neither KT and Afeeca were aware of the present situation around Life prior to the trade. Also they mentioned that they wish there won't be any spreading of unconfirmed information or inappropriate assumption, so no innocent unrelated victim is made."




I can tell you right now that this scandal is just the beginning.  Wait until more names connected to this multi-million dollar gaming corruption scandal lead to names coming right out of the offices of blizzard entertainment and lawsuits are really going to be flying all over the place!  ;D

As soon as Photobucket is back online, an image of all perps involved will be provided.  :)
http://www.photobucket.com/ (http://www.photobucket.com/)





Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/503054-life-arrested-taken-into-custody-and-under-investigation (http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/503054-life-arrested-taken-into-custody-and-under-investigation)

http://sports.news.naver.com/esports/news/read.nhn?oid=311&aid=0000571956 (http://sports.news.naver.com/esports/news/read.nhn?oid=311&aid=0000571956)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 29, 2016, 03:42:32 pm
Can't wait for the movie Blizzard movie though!  ;D  *waits for Battle*
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 30, 2016, 09:49:36 am
Can't wait for the movie Blizzard movie though!  ;D  *waits for Battle*



Dag, man...  dj trump laughs at you trollin'!  ;D

Well, you go 'head and see that movie.  Just make sure you wear a bullet proof vest in case that movie opening is your lucky day.  :) :D

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Metro on January 30, 2016, 02:18:55 pm

>>quietly slides into this thread<<

What's the best laptop currently available?

I'm torn between getting Shadowrun Returns, Pillars of Eternity, or a new Civ-style game.

What are your suggestions?

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 01, 2016, 05:18:59 am

>>quietly slides into this thread<<

What's the best laptop currently available?

I'm torn between getting Shadowrun Returns, Pillars of Eternity, or a new Civ-style game.

What are your suggestions?




Best laptop?

I'd recommend Dell/Alienware. Trouble free. Easy to set up online features. Dell understands how important gaming is so their hardware accommodates that need for customers.

I'd strongly recommend Pillars of Eternity if you're interested in role-playing multiple characters that tell a compelling story in a 'Wizard of Oz'-like setting  ;  although, I haven't spent any time with the game yet('cause I don't have the hardware to run it smoothly) , everyone I communicate with online have expressed satisfaction with the title.
Then again,  if you prefer to be in a leadership role to oversee the progression of a country in competition with other players with the same goal, then , yeah... a Civ-style title might be something you're looking for.

As for Shadowrun...?  I've seen the title on the retail shelves but not  familiar with it... yet.


Hope that helps. :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 01, 2016, 02:09:49 pm
I'd have to finally agree with Brother Battle going with the Dell/Alienware.  Even Pillars of Eternity is a bomb recommendation. Also I enjoyed Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition but not as much.  You may also want to try the latest XCOMs from a few years back, XCOM2 is coming soon and I'm super excited.

BTW, have you tried any Blizzard games?  lmao  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 02, 2016, 08:42:41 am

BTW, have you tried any Blizzard games?  lmao  ;D


blizzard entertainment needs an enema. ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 08, 2016, 05:22:23 pm
I know that I'm hella late, but I am in love with Skyrim!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 08, 2016, 08:18:21 pm
I know that I'm hella late, but I am in love with Skyrim!

Then you need to watch the new bomb ass Legendary film coming in June!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 17, 2016, 11:54:14 am
DC universe online is now offering static gear
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 17, 2016, 03:33:09 pm
DC universe online is now offering static gear

Wassat?!?  O_O
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 18, 2016, 03:28:34 am
Yes the DLC dropped last month. They already have Steel. Black Lightning. and Cyborg sets
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 18, 2016, 05:07:31 am
>>>Marvelous & karaszero


How is DC Universe Online?  Is just 'just another MMO' ???

--- or ---
... a bigger and better MOBA*?








*Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 18, 2016, 05:19:54 am
It is the only game of it's kind on the market today. You have an amazing ability to customize a character anyway you want to I made a 1970s Luke Cage. and in general tend to make iconic black heroes. There are over 500 core missions to run in addition to PVP and Iconic character PVP battles and a host of in-between missions. You can create your own secret bases and even create a justice league type hall to establish your own justice league. It is all open world and new DLC drops every 3 months
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 18, 2016, 07:33:18 am
It is the only game of it's kind on the market today. You have an amazing ability to customize a character anyway you want to I made a 1970s Luke Cage. and in general tend to make iconic black heroes. There are over 500 core missions to run in addition to PVP and Iconic character PVP battles and a host of in-between missions. You can create your own secret bases and even create a justice league type hall to establish your own justice league. It is all open world and new DLC drops every 3 months




Thanks for the reply!


My only issue w/those online games are the players that can't take a beating in a competitive arena, so what those lil' bastards do is use cheating hacks to ruin everyone's day instead of trying to learn how to play the game.


I'mma tell ya like I told Marv on the phone...

---"I'd love  to get online to play w/you guys!"
 

I'm just anxious to whoop somebody's  ass like I did over at battle dot net! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 18, 2016, 08:08:39 am
You're welcome Battle! PVP is not my thing but they have leagues that are PVP only so you can get your monkey stomp on! The gear and combo loadouts are different for pvp and pve so my question to you is when are you joining?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 18, 2016, 10:16:47 am
You're welcome Battle! PVP is not my thing but they have leagues that are PVP only so you can get your monkey stomp on! The gear and combo loadouts are different for pvp and pve so my question to you is when are you joining?




I have a better question:

What the fuk is a monkey stomp?  ???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 18, 2016, 10:41:41 am
Dag...
This guy won't be playing starcraft 2: The Legacy to Avoid in Korea for about 15 years!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0nF2oXd2c#)

PLEASE!!!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 18, 2016, 12:08:22 pm
lol ever watch discovery channel? next time they have a show about apes watch how they go to war with other apes man i'm telling you they are brutal. I almost forgot to tell you DCU is free to play so get you a taste.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 18, 2016, 12:59:56 pm
You see that new TV Spot for Warcraft Battle?!?  Dwarves baby! Dwarves!  lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 18, 2016, 04:29:03 pm
I haven't seen it yet
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 19, 2016, 09:08:40 am
I haven't seen it yet


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvlGM6ikW0U#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on March 19, 2016, 11:46:13 am
Thanks for posting the video Marv, it looks great! however, I am not familiar with the WoW canon so it reminds me of Skyrim, Dragon Age, and LOTRs
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 15, 2016, 09:09:36 am
The expanded universe to the hit computer strategy game, Democracy 3, please welcome...

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHkBZfZbcWU#)

Democracy 3: Africa



Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy3/africa/ (http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy3/africa/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 25, 2016, 07:18:05 am
The late, great Prince's career started in the Disco era so referencing his hit song "1999" seemed liked an appropriate introduction to The Trammps classic, "Disco Inferno" at the time in Bullfrog's underrated, sequel to the anti-hero strategy game, DungeonKeeper 2.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5f2C4q_8CY#)

"Let's party like it's 1999!"

"Did you ever wish to see the Reaper dancing back-to-back with King Reginald? Your wish just came true!

This video captures the special DungeonKeeper 2 event in which all creatures on the entire map stop whatever they are doing and start dancing for 2 full minutes. This event is triggered on Saturday at 0:58 AM, with mentor saying "Let's party like it's 1999!"
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 26, 2016, 08:28:09 am
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/Battle-D/2cygldc.gif)
Told ya there was a multi-million dollar gaming corrupt scandal going on at blizzard entertainment and Korea!  ;D
Korean players do cheat in online starcraft 2 gaming tournaments. Now that The Changwon Regional Prosecution Services special investigations division has nabbed nearly a dozen culprits, what they need to do is put david kim and dustin browder and mike morhaine in handcuffs for collusion, knowingly distributing incomplete products on the retail shelves by which falsely inflating unit sales directly affects the stock market by using unsuspecting paying customers as beta testers to facilitate this whole debacle. :)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDisfvsVkoU#)

starCraft 2 Match-Fixing Investigation Result:
- 8 indicted and arrested, including a top-class progamer


The Changwon Regional Prosecution Services special investigations division investigated match-fixing in StarCraft 2 between January and April of 2016 and identified eleven individuals involved. Eight have been indicted and arrested, two have been indicted but not arrested, and one individual remains at large.


The Changwon Prosecution Services first investigation in October of 2015 resulted in the indictment of nine individuals involved in StarCraft 2 match-fixing (read the October report here). This second investigation confirms esports match-fixing is occurring on a broad large scale, highlighting the need for not only continued policing, but extreme measures from the Korea eSports Association.


We plan to continue enforcing the law against match-fixers who would impede fairness in society.




Would You Like To Know More?
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/507941-prosecutors-report-life-and-bbyong-match-fixing (http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/507941-prosecutors-report-life-and-bbyong-match-fixing)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 26, 2016, 09:20:17 am
Bizzard is all about fairness.  They want to see the culprits punished too.   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 26, 2016, 03:17:14 pm
Bizzard is all about fairness.  They want to see the culprits punished too.   ;D


blizzard entertainment is currently the most corrupt entertainment company on planet Earth.

Ask any professional video game developer and you'll see.  ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on September 18, 2016, 05:24:55 pm
My 960 is dead. Again. The replacement didn't even last a month, even though I replaced the PSU *and* the mobo. EVGA's summumma goats want to fight me about this. Yeah, right. SEND ME ONE OF DEM 1060s, BRUH.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 18, 2016, 08:17:00 pm
My 960 is dead. Again. The replacement didn't even last a month, even though I replaced the PSU *and* the mobo. EVGA's summumma goats want to fight me about this. Yeah, right. SEND ME ONE OF DEM 1060s, BRUH.

Was the brand EVGA, MSI, PNY, Giga?  I usually stay away from Giga.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 19, 2016, 10:46:35 am
So...  :)

What titles are you guys and gals running on your hot rod PCs lately?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 19, 2016, 06:51:53 pm
So...  :)

What titles are you guys and gals running on your hot rod PCs lately?

You don't wanna know, Battle...you don't wanna know.   ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 20, 2016, 04:50:09 am
So...  :)

What titles are you guys and gals running on your hot rod PCs lately?

You don't wanna know, Battle...you don't wanna know.   ;)



No, no...  really...

Inquiring minds floating inside bacta tanks want to know.   :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 20, 2016, 06:54:48 pm
So...  :)

What titles are you guys and gals running on your hot rod PCs lately?

You don't wanna know, Battle...you don't wanna know.   ;)



No, no...  really...

Inquiring minds floating inside bacta tanks want to know.   :)

I am no where using the power of my video card, I just want that power.  Right now it's World of Warcraft. Yeaaa, you likes that!  Told ya you didn't wanna know.  lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 21, 2016, 10:54:39 am
I am no where using the power of my video card, I just want that power.  Right now it's World of Warcraft. Yeaaa, you likes that!  Told ya you didn't wanna know.  lol



Here's some something you might wanna know about that type of game:

For as long as that warcraft software is on your computer, blizzard entertainment has 100% control over it;  There's blizzard entertainment spyware sitting inside the BIOS of your PC constantly scanning your harddrive for info.  They can even access your account when you're not online. Even if you deleted the game today, it stays on.

That's why everyone involved with them has dropped their online accounts.  blizzard entertainment is losing money...
--- fast!


Hell,  even the founding members of that run down company have picked up & bounced. 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 21, 2016, 07:34:05 pm
I hope they're accessing my camera so they can get a good look at what I do late at night playing.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 22, 2016, 10:42:27 am
I hope they're accessing my camera so they can get a good look at what I do late at night playing.  ;D


That's exactly the reason I had to physically destroy their DVDs and purchase an entirely new computer just to get rid of that malware.

I'll never install their garbage on any computer I own ever again. :(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on September 23, 2016, 07:56:43 am
I continue to be out of the loop of contemporary gaming.

What is this "Mafia III" game I've heard about?  Something about New Orleans and an African American setting?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 23, 2016, 08:28:20 am
I continue to be out of the loop of contemporary gaming.

What is this "Mafia III" game I've heard about?  Something about New Orleans and an African American setting?





Here...   ZIM ZALA BIM!!!(http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/people-smileys/wizard.gif)
Perhaps you'd find this video useful, Hype?


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54oUaVvU1eM#)





Hmm...  Interesting... Nice, period look.   It actually looks like my kinda game!
I wonder if you can kill law enforcement characters like players can in Interstate '76 and the Grand Theft Auto series?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on September 23, 2016, 07:50:00 pm
Divinity 2: Original Sin takes on its predecessor and blown it away.  Grab about 3 friends, a free chat program like Discord, and multi-play and it's some good fun!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 24, 2016, 07:35:46 am
Divinity 2: Original Sin takes on its predecessor and blown it away.  Grab about 3 friends, a free chat program like Discord, and multi-play and it's some good fun!




Now, that's a title we can both agree on, however, I have the original sitting somewhere in a box!
Although, I haven't spent much time on Divinity: The Original Sin, but from what I played so far, had a fun time with it.

It's good to know that the sequel is even better! :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 29, 2016, 11:08:38 am
Music Pop star, Rihanna, is not only featured in the DJ Hero series but has become an official playable character in Fallout 4.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkYvEPdl4EE#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: karaszero on October 16, 2016, 01:40:03 pm
The luke cage  show









Although I made him when I first joined DCUO, the Luke Cage series forced me to take my iconic power man off the shelf and put him in game rotation...then I ended up making Misty Knight in her Daughters of the Dragon outfit as well!









Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 30, 2016, 03:54:56 pm
Here's an October surprise this Halloween season poking a lil' fun with one of my all-time favorite video games and one of my favorite television political reporter heroes!

(https://i.imgur.com/CAe3xQ1.png)

Tamika the Death Knight is a female Vampire member of the mysterious and near invincible Necromancers in the classic computer strategy game series, Heroes of Might & Magic 3.

Tamika's portrait bears a striking resemblance to Joy Reid, host of MSNBC's A.M. JOY.

(https://i.imgur.com/RFzfDd1.jpg)

Ms. Reid is also a devout fan of AMC's The Walking Dead, but I believe Tamika the Death Knight would make a greater undead costume than the stoic Michonne, yes?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 10, 2016, 07:41:04 am
Hey folks! Did you miss drumphf's failed board game in 1989?
Well, here's your chance to play a fully updated edition courtesy of the legendary Gary Trudeau!


Good luck!

(https://i.imgur.com/DOK5Xy7.jpg)




Oh, and by the way... that other game ain't over:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/Chess_plt45.svg/45px-Chess_plt45.svg.png)
Pawn to G7
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on November 29, 2016, 05:35:04 am
On this day in 1972, the first coin-operated video game, Pong, was released at Andy Capps Tavern in Sunnyvale, California indicating a promising new business venture in digital entertainment.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on December 17, 2016, 09:34:32 am
Remember when my boo broke up w/me b/c I kept killing hookers in Dishonored? (http://hudlinentertainment.com/smf/index.php?topic=4300.msg140281#msg140281) WE GOT A SEQUEL, BRUHS!!!

(https://media.playstation.com/is/image/SCEA/dishonored-2-accolades-image-01-ps4-us-08sep16?$MediaCarousel_LargeImage$)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on December 18, 2016, 03:51:46 pm
Hmm... So what's Dishonored?  Besides a conduit for revenge against rogue boos?  ???
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 20, 2016, 02:14:34 pm
Hmm... So what's Dishonored?  Besides a conduit for revenge against rogue boos?  ???


A murder simulation.  :-\ :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on December 28, 2016, 09:17:05 pm
So the PS4 is finally at a low enough price that I would consider buying one.

Now I find out that the PS4 is even worse at backwards compatibility that the PS3 is. There is no cross platform play as near as I can tell and there is only a tiny library of PS2(!) games that I can get for download.

Or rent the (old as hell) games from Sony.

I am always amazed at what Sony can get away with.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on December 30, 2016, 07:37:32 am
So the PS4 is finally at a low enough price that I would consider buying one.

Now I find out that the PS4 is even worse at backwards compatibility that the PS3 is. There is no cross platform play as near as I can tell and there is only a tiny library of PS2(!) games that I can get for download.

Or rent the (old as hell) games from Sony.

I am always amazed at what Sony can get away with.



The PlayStation 4 has a fascinating development cycle ; the electronic engineers are treating the console similar to the way the Personal Computer market grew which is to increase the hardware's performance and divide the damn thing  into slight variants to match the demand of the other auxiliary peripheral devices such as the television monitors, sound devices, internet capacity, disc functionality, wireless capacity and other interesting features still in 'the lab'  such as the occular technology or motion control functionality all the while satisfying a global customer base with gaming software that seems to reach... well, everyone.

I don't know a soul on this planet that has every single game, device  or electronic feature that runs on any PlayStation unit...

--- but the console  itself certainly has something for everyone.
As far as older games, a few months ago I picked up a freshly refurbished PlayStation 3 exclusively for the classic arcade roms (Williams Electronics Defender, Joust, Sinistar, Stargate and other titles from Atari like APB or Cyberball 20??) all packaged into a compilation DVD.
Yep... something for everyone!  :)
Many years from now,  I plan to approach the PlayStation 4 the same way.

It's a very exciting time since the invention of the video game and the older generation who stuck with this since the beginning get the best treats.  :)
Title: Laments of an aging game fan--
Post by: Hypestyle on December 31, 2016, 07:00:31 am
I'm gradually being left behind on a regular basis in this world.   :-[

The first console I had at home was a Christmas gift of Intellivision circa '81 that eventually burned out a few years later; Mattel apparently sold the brand and the console was briefly revived in the late 80s and I received a second one for XMas again.  I held onto that console for years, pulling it out every now and then, until finally selling it as-is about three years ago.

I only bought a NES console at the tail end of my senior year in high school, when the Genesis was already out and the Super NES was months away. I only got to try out a handful of games for the NES before leaving it at home when I tried my first stint in college..

All the consoles of the 1990s passed me by.  I would try out the demonstration models in retail stores, but that's it, lol.  But I guess it's a good thing I never bothered with a NeoGeo or a Sega Saturn?   ;)

The Playstation 2 was already a big deal by the time I traded in boxes worth of comics for a PS1 system and a few games.  I guess I rolled with it for a year or so before eventually purchasing a PS2.  Then I sold both of them a few years later when money got tight; I ended up buying one of the slim-model PS2 consoles some months later. I  gradually bought a bunch of games, but it seems like I was primarily using it as a DVD player.  (Anyone remember when Gamestop sold movies?)  I guess it was about 18 months ago when I sold it and the stack of games I had.  So long, Madden games.  So long, Def Jam Vendetta 2.

In the meanwhile, I've never owned an X-Box or the upgrades, none of the 'modern' Nintendo systems, and I'm floored that PS3's are now passe', apparently.
I'll browse around in the big box retailers, and I see the new systems themselves at $350+ (granted they often come with 1-2 games now), and the controllers are $50--and of course, you 'must' buy one since it's been a standard for years now to just include one controller with the console-- New games typically retail for what, $60?  Whoa....
I was intrigued from afar by the Disney Infinity line-- certainly they had lots of neat micro sculptures of the characters (I've never bought any)-- then of course, that entire program got scrapped earlier this year.

I've still got an analog TV in my room. Wondering if it's even worth attempting to explore this stuff anymore.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on January 03, 2017, 02:30:37 pm
Happy New Year!

I wouldn't say the PS3 was exactly dead. The console is fairly future proofed as much as a console can be.
You can still stream Netflix, listen to a CD (remember them?), or watch a DVD on it.

So there's still stuff you can do with the thing.

If you have a broadband internet connection you have access to a huge library of games available for download.

The newest big budget games will go straight to PS4 only going forward, but most heads I know weren't running out to
buy 60 dollar games on the day of release anyway.

So there's that.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 04, 2017, 05:20:38 am
Happy New Year!

I wouldn't say the PS3 was exactly dead. The console is fairly future proofed as much as a console can be.
You can still stream Netflix, listen to a CD (remember them?), or watch a DVD on it.

So there's still stuff you can do with the thing.



...or one could connect a USB compatible mouse & keyboard and peruse HEF, again, if one has access to the internet.

Plus the incredible selection of mark down sports titles from EA SPORTS, San Diego Studios & 2K.
NHL Hockey and FIFA Soccer series is mad fun!

At the price point of a low end video card, can't beat that with a baseball bat!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 18, 2017, 04:58:57 am
Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin on Nintendo 2DS, yo!


This message was sent through my 2DS.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 18, 2017, 12:59:57 pm
Just got me a PS4.  With a subscription, you can play older games.  I saw some free to play PS3 games and I hear they are adding a bunch of games every month or so, even from older systems.  I'm still playing around with it and it's amazing imho.

Oh yea and Battle, I'm done with Blizzard!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 20, 2017, 05:12:19 am
Just got me a PS4.  With a subscription, you can play older games.  I saw some free to play PS3 games and I hear they are adding a bunch of games every month or so, even from older systems.  I'm still playing around with it and it's amazing imho.

Oh yea and Battle, I'm done with Blizzard!

Oh yeah...?


Which one?

The Pro?
The Slim?
The VR?





Another message sent through my 2DS.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 20, 2017, 05:49:08 am
Just got me a PS4.  With a subscription, you can play older games.  I saw some free to play PS3 games and I hear they are adding a bunch of games every month or so, even from older systems.  I'm still playing around with it and it's amazing imho.

Oh yea and Battle, I'm done with Blizzard!

Oh yeah...?


Which one?

The Pro?
The Slim?
The VR?





Another message sent through my 2DS.

Picked up the Pro.  Looks amazing on the 80"!  Why didn't I try this before.   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 20, 2017, 10:23:55 am

Picked up the Pro.  Looks amazing on the 80"!  Why didn't I try this before.   ;D



Yeah, that 4K resolution is no joke when connected to a actual 4K television.  :)


Since today is an uneventful day, I'm gonna sample the Playstation VR kiosk.



I don't care what platform or device, we need to play as competitors or a team online, dude.   Quit f*ckin' around!  ;D






This message was not sent through my 2DS.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on January 20, 2017, 02:47:54 pm

Picked up the Pro.  Looks amazing on the 80"!  Why didn't I try this before.   ;D



Yeah, that 4K resolution is no joke when connected to a actual 4K television.  :)


Since today is an uneventful day, I'm gonna sample the Playstation VR kiosk.



I don't care what platform or device, we need to play as competitors or a team online, dude.   Quit f*ckin' around!  ;D






This message was not sent through my 2DS.  :)

Unfortunately, no 4k yet but soon.  As for competitive play, I RAGE too much, I'd have to buy a system every 3 months or so.   >:(
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 20, 2017, 04:11:13 pm

Oh yea and Battle, I'm done with Blizzard!



Finally come to your senses and decided to stop beta testing their half ass games, eh?   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Maxine Shaw on February 04, 2017, 09:51:15 am
Hmm... So what's Dishonored?  Besides a conduit for revenge against rogue boos?  ???

In the original DH, you're the queen's royal protector (Corvo) framed for murder and the kidnapping of her child, Emily. You can clear your name in a merciful, somewhat lawful way, or you can cause death and destruction for everyone around you.

In the sequel, the Empress is now the Empress (and your daughter) and your crazy-ass auntie has come to steal her throne. You can play as Corvo or Emily this go-round.

Replaying Bioshock Infinite now. I forgot how GOOD this game is. But Lord, y'all, I'm still playing on my Westinghouse 47" monitor...I need a real TV so I can see what real ultra setting graphics actually look like.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 14, 2017, 09:51:58 am
X-COM: Enemy Unknown on the Playstation Vita, yo!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bURVXONw4V4#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 14, 2017, 02:40:43 pm

Oh yea and Battle, I'm done with Blizzard!



Finally come to your senses and decided to stop beta testing their half ass games, eh?   ;D

lmao, you could say that.

Went old school for a bit and catching up on some JRPGs I never finished.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2017, 07:00:03 am
lmao, you could say that.

Went old school for a bit and catching up on some JRPGs I never finished.




! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5tkwwKlHbo#)


I'm not really a fan of anime but this is the only old school Japanese RPG I'd ever play... Final Fantasy 7 because of its strong message about climate control and saving planet earth from corporate environmental damage...
---Oh,  and it's the only Final Fantasy in the series that features a black character.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 16, 2017, 04:38:17 pm
Origin has Mass Effect 2 FREE and with all DLCs like armor and other content.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on February 17, 2017, 07:00:46 am
In World of Warcraft, there is a dungeon called Shadowfang Keep.

In this dungeon there is a white guy that runs it.

He has all these slaves called Worgen. (and now a playable Werewolf race)

Worgen spelled backwards is negroW.

After you defeat a Worgen they drop "snapvine watermelon" and "chicken legs".

Coincidence? (waits for Brotha Battle)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 17, 2017, 07:15:33 am
Coincidence? (waits for Brotha Battle)




Told ya! ;D


...although I have never ever ever played world of warcarft,  I wouldn't know.
All I know is that blizzard entertainment is the worst goddamn company in the gaming industry that create knock-off versions of other games.  The company is staffed  shoulder to shoulder with inexperienced and cheap labor workers that nickel & dime their customers.


They can't even give their pos games away ''cause no one wants to be bothered by them.


I feel sorry for the unsuspecting youngster that picks up these godforsaken products on the store shelves not knowing what you posted.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 18, 2017, 05:09:19 am
The Xbox One will be $200 this President's Day weekend.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on February 19, 2017, 05:59:59 pm
The Xbox One will be $200 this President's Day weekend.

Is that worth it?

I've never owned anything beyond a PS2.

Is an "X-Box Mega" (or whatever the next step is) about to come out later this year?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 21, 2017, 04:46:08 am

Is that worth it?

I've never owned anything beyond a PS2.

Is an "X-Box Mega" (or whatever the next step is) about to come out later this year?



Nah! :-[

I picked up a barely used XBOX One S from a fence for $100. If you don't have a persistent online account, the XBOX One is useless because the unit will not activate offline like the other gaming consoles.

So I traded the brick for something that does work, like the PlayStation Vita.

The codename for the next XBOX version is called Scorpio and have no idea what the specs are.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on February 23, 2017, 10:51:03 am
It doesn't work offline AT ALL?
i'm still getting one. I'm team Xbox.
And Scorpio's specs are supposed to be bananas. I forget how beefy it'll be, but they are definitely shooting for 4K supremacy.
The new Mass Effect is coming soon. I must have my One by the release date.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 24, 2017, 04:53:38 am
It doesn't work offline AT ALL?
i'm still getting one. I'm team Xbox.


Unless you are financially able to not only provide electrical power as well as a dedicated ISP, XBOX One will not work AT ALL. :)
I pick up a unit myself for a $100, it ain't even worth that because you would constantly spend money just to run the doggone thing...
Even if you could afford to run XBOX One for, say, 9 months... if for any reason your ISP gets cut off, so does everything you accomplished on XBOX One, even single player games.

Beefy hardware but it comes with too high a cost.
Simply not worth it in my judgment. :-\





Now back to locking down the server farm in ALIEN: ISOLATION on the PS3! ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on March 03, 2017, 03:49:10 am
Okay folks, what's up with this Nintendo Switch?

How does this work? I presume there's an online component..

It's supposedly the latest Nintendo console since Wii U.. (which I absolutely know nothing about)

Is Nintendo still "family friendly" exclusive with the types of games it has now?

http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ (http://www.nintendo.com/switch/)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5uik5fgIaI)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 13, 2017, 11:21:48 am

Is Nintendo still "family friendly" exclusive with the types of games it has now?



Very!  :)

I don't know much about Switch myself but here's what I do know:

I just peeped the latest television ad about the device over the weekend, and it's clear to me that Nintendo is going for that sweet spot:  Rated E for Everyone market share.

I'll definitely say this about Nintendo... they are just like Sony by experimenting with new ideas and innovative game design. Separating the monitor from the controller and allowing the controller to be shared with another person...?
...or taking both controller components to combine for a single player experience...?
...or attach all components together and carry the device with you...?

Genius. 8)

Hype, Nintendo specializes in fun.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Things Fall Apart on April 20, 2017, 05:24:15 am
Anyone else playing Persona 5? It's been a long time since I've played a real JRPG (I'm not counting FFXV), but I love this game.  I'm roughly 30 hours in and I've barely scratched the surface.

Great characters, interesting story, and one of the best soundtracks in years.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 20, 2017, 04:36:06 pm
Anyone else playing Persona 5? It's been a long time since I've played a real JRPG (I'm not counting FFXV), but I love this game.  I'm roughly 30 hours in and I've barely scratched the surface.

Great characters, interesting story, and one of the best soundtracks in years.

With the exception of maybe one of them, I'm told they amazing.  Love jrpgs.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 11, 2017, 05:26:28 am
On this day 20 years ago in 1997, Chess pro Gary Gasparov was defeated by IBM's A.I., Deep Blue in a Chess match.
Title: Buying Refurbished Systems
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 11, 2017, 11:12:36 am
I'm finally about to pull the trigger on an xbox 0ne.
What is your stance on buying refurbished systems?
Title: Re: Buying Refurbished Systems
Post by: Battle on May 15, 2017, 05:35:11 am
I'm finally about to pull the trigger on an xbox 0ne.
What is your stance on buying refurbished systems?


Told ya XBOX ONE is garbage!  :)

You will discover over time that gaming hardware is very expendable but not the games themselves.

Game for as long as the hardware can hold up, and when the hardware flatlines, simply replace it, so I'd strongly recommend refurbished hardware.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 22, 2017, 11:04:07 am
I don't have it yet, but I WILL be getting the refurbished system thanks to your recommendation.
I'm down with Xbox just like I'm down with Dreamcast.
Until the wheels fall off.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on May 22, 2017, 11:29:27 am
I don't have it yet, but I WILL be getting the refurbished system thanks to your recommendation.
I'm down with Xbox just like I'm down with Dreamcast.
Until the wheels fall off.



"Let go, Luke..."  --- Ben Kenobi
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on May 25, 2017, 10:42:16 am
Never!
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 14, 2017, 07:29:26 am
I'm finishing up a build of an arcade cabinet using RetroPie.  Check it out so far.


(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l232/catch22_m/20170521_222131_zpstlbqpi9p.jpg?t=1497364092)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Vic Vega on June 14, 2017, 08:35:33 am
Wow that looks really cool, Catch!

Did you get the cabinet used?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 14, 2017, 11:46:22 am
Catch!!!!!
What's good man? How ya been?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 14, 2017, 12:54:02 pm
Awww-w-w, beat me to it! :)

I have the blueprints, electronic devices on how to build a classic arcade kiosk but not all of the tools.

Nice, Catch!  Now I'm really motivated to go through with it.

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 21, 2017, 05:04:27 am
Vic

I got the original chassis off of Craigslist at an old video game repair shop for all of $60!!  I took all the guts out, including the monitor and put a Raspberry Pi inside of it. 


Mastrmynd

Everything's good!!  How you been?  I've been fine...busy the last few months getting my girls ready for some testing...trying to get them some private school scholarships!  What's good with you?  How's the acting career?  Since Pinewood opened, I'd guess you've been in my neck of the woods a few times by now.  Since things have slowed down...hopefully, I'll be back here for a while! lol


Here's the finished product..

(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l232/catch22_m/20170618_130939_zpspklqcwbs.jpg)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 22, 2017, 06:21:15 am
>>>Catch22

You're the best dad ever!  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 22, 2017, 08:01:51 am
>>>Catch22

You're the best dad ever!  :)

LOL...the girls sure do think so.  They've been playing Pokemon and a Sailor Moon Game to death!  I'm building up the Dreamcast and PS1 sections.  I already have about 500 old arcade games, the entire Atari, NES, SNES, MasterSystem, Genesis, Neo-Geo and PC Engines game libraries loaded.  You can always find something to play.   I found another cabinet on Craigslist and I'm about to do this all over again.  I had a blast! 
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on June 22, 2017, 09:08:30 am
I thought about getting one of those X-ARCADE machines but I may go your route and do it myself and save a crap ton of money.  Very nice.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 22, 2017, 10:27:41 am
My girls wanted one of those Nintendo Classic last Christmas and I saw the price, I was like...forget that!  The RPi cost $35. This entire build cost me less than $150 because I had most of the stuff on hand I needed to build it.  The only thing I would do differently is that I would buy the joysticks from a US-based retailer.  I got these from a company in China and it took almost a month to get here.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on June 22, 2017, 05:43:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEf6g8UhIk8&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEf6g8UhIk8&feature=youtu.be)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEf6g8UhIk8&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on June 22, 2017, 08:40:09 pm
wow.. I wish I had the chips.. and the patience.. and ultimately, my own place.. to even begin to think about possibly trying to do something like that.

Kudos, Catch, Mastrmynd!! :-)

Let me know if there's any way to recreate the old Intellivision system!

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 22, 2017, 10:00:27 pm
wow.. I wish I had the chips.. and the patience.. and ultimately, my own place.. to even begin to think about possibly trying to do something like that.

Kudos, Catch, Mastrmynd!! :-)

Let me know if there's any way to recreate the old Intellivision system!

This setup will do Intellivision and Colecovision and a host of other emulation.  The beauty of it is...you don't have to put it in a cabinet, you can just plug it up to a TV or monitor like a regular game system.  You can even use PS3 wireless controllers with it.  It's totally versatile.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 25, 2017, 07:39:33 am
You, sir, are the man Catch!
You've been missed.
I'm good.
I've done a few commercials here and there, but no Marvel movies yet. Not even Panther. (Hurt my heart! Didn't even get an audition)

My wife had a heart attack, but she's slowly getting better.
Almost moved to Boston.

I'm about to buy an Xbox One (refurbished)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 25, 2017, 09:34:57 am
Damn, man!  Sorry to hear about your wife.  I hope she gets well soon!  We don't need you in Boston, you're in ATL, the new Hollywood! 

Refurbished is the way to go.  I bought a refurbished 360 many years ago and it's still kicking.  I went with the PS4, but I'm going to get an Xbox One after the summer when the girls are done with their activities. 

I missed being here, man...but I'm back! LOL
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Mastrmynd on June 26, 2017, 11:41:41 am
Damn, man!  Sorry to hear about your wife.  I hope she gets well soon!  We don't need you in Boston, you're in ATL, the new Hollywood! 

Refurbished is the way to go.  I bought a refurbished 360 many years ago and it's still kicking.  I went with the PS4, but I'm going to get an Xbox One after the summer when the girls are done with their activities. 

I missed being here, man...but I'm back! LOL

I got my brother back! We 'bout 2 ryd on deez phools!!
She's slowly getting better. It's crazy. She has no risk factors.
While she's recovering, i'm here. You can't spell Arvell or Atlanta without the A!!!!

And yes, i'm definitely going the refurbished route. Thanks for cosigning. I feel better about my decision now.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Catch22 on June 26, 2017, 08:16:25 pm
Hey, man...we're both in and around the A.  Honestly...If you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.  I'll help if I can!!  Now...what did I miss?  I have some catching up to do!  lol
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 16, 2017, 08:43:22 am
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World is a computer strategy game that gives gamers an opportunity to create a What If? scenario in world history. My scenario was...
---What if the Indigenous Native American tribe, The Iroquois knew that the Americans were coming to invade their territory?

(http://i.imgur.com/QQcz8Ql.jpg)

Using one of the most formidable war units in the game, The Mohawk Warrior, the player can crush george washington, the British traitor fleeing persecution and bring his entire sneaky 'nation building' world domination operation to a screeching halt.  Before the last blow is ultimately dealt, the player is rewarded with this great cut scene of defeat where washington says,

(http://i.imgur.com/llVX3W4.jpg)

"The Day Is Yours... I Hope You Will Be Merciful In Your Trials."
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on June 05, 2018, 09:11:14 pm
DAMN!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOkWANQcCY&list=PLol_ykYs3OQ4guC3y_DE_BExqGnHH2jd_#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 28, 2018, 07:59:07 am
Friday, July 27th, 2018

Female Basketball Players Are Coming to NBA Live 19
by Stephanie Fogel

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Basketball fans can soon create female players in NBA Live for the first time in the franchises history, publisher Electronic Arts announced on Friday.

When NBA Live 19 launches, people can make a female character in the Create-a-Player mode and compete in the Streets World Tour, Live Events, Live Run, and more.

The inclusion of female players is an important step toward leveling the playing field, providing gamers increased opportunities to express their unique individuality and create a reflection of themselves while competing in the game, EA said.

This new feature follows last years introduction of the WNBAs full roster in the NBA Live franchise, also a video game first.









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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on July 29, 2018, 04:57:44 am
Friday, July 27th, 2018

Female Basketball Players Are Coming to NBA Live 19
by Stephanie Fogel

(https://i.imgur.com/B5D6OhY.jpg)



Basketball fans can soon create female players in NBA Live for the first time in the franchises history, publisher Electronic Arts announced on Friday.

When NBA Live 19 launches, people can make a female character in the Create-a-Player mode and compete in the Streets World Tour, Live Events, Live Run, and more.

The inclusion of female players is an important step toward leveling the playing field, providing gamers increased opportunities to express their unique individuality and create a reflection of themselves while competing in the game, EA said.

This new feature follows last years introduction of the WNBAs full roster in the NBA Live franchise, also a video game first.









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I still don't have a PS3, PS4, XBox1, etc.

I haven't played any of these basketball games in years.  How difficult are they to engage with?  can you let go or trade players at will?  (I'd want to build a Pistons team with Lebron..)
Are there codes needed to unlock a lot of teams and players?  do you have to pay extra money for download material?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on July 29, 2018, 09:00:04 am

I still don't have a PS3, PS4, XBox1, etc.




Set aside my PS3 for now. Working on something special.  ;)

Hype, you can always get those units refurbished at a later date.  Plus, they're in much better shape technically when upgraded...  ---and cheaper in cost, too!






I haven't played any of these basketball games in years.  How difficult are they to engage with?  can you let go or trade players at will?  (I'd want to build a Pistons team with Lebron..)
Are there codes needed to unlock a lot of teams and players?  do you have to pay extra money for download material?



EA Sports and 2K creates the greatest sports games on the planet right now.


Every aspect, every detail, everything you know about professional sports can be done in these games. Seriously.  The player can customize the game settings to their own personal specifications.

The production values are extremely high; makes the player feel as if they visited the arena for a night...  ---or a day.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on September 05, 2018, 07:46:07 am
(https://i.imgur.com/DcayYko.gif)  "I'LL SUE!!!"

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Survivor of 'Madden NFL' Shooting Sues EA
by Patrick Shanley

One of the survivors of Sunday's fatal shooting at GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, during a sanctioned Madden NFL 19 e-sports tournament has filed a lawsuit against game publisher EA, the bar and Jacksonville Landing LLC, among others.

Jacob Mitich, who competed at Sunday's event and survived the shooting after being shot twice, is represented by the law firm Morgan & Morgan. The suit was filed in the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, Florida.

Like many of his friends, Jacob Mitich traveled to Jacksonville last weekend to do what he loved. He trusted the event host and organizers, and believed that he was walking into a safe space," attorney James Young of Morgan & Morgan said. "That trust was shattered when shots rang out in an overcrowded, since-shut-down, non-permitted space.

Combined with an alleged abject failure to provide adequate security, the result was tragic.

We are bringing this lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable, and to ensure that gamers like Jake are able to get together to pursue their passion without having to fear for their lives.

Mitich is suing on the grounds of negligence on the parts of EA, the bar and the related Chicago Pizza & Sports Grille, as well as the management companies of the Jacksonville Landing area of downtown Jacksonville.

As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Defendant EA, the Plaintiff, Jacob Mitich, suffered bodily injury in and about his body and extremities, resulting in pain and sufferingloss of earnings, loss of the ability to earn money and/or a diminished earning capacity, the lawsuit claims.

The suit seeks an injunction that orders EA to fully vet future venues to ensure the safety of participants.

EA responded to the shooting earlier this week, promising to "work with our partners and our internal teams to establish a consistent level of security at all of our competitive gaming events."

They also canceled planned Madden NFL 19 qualifying events in the future.

On Thursday, EA announced it would be donating $1 million to victims' families and also set up the Jacksonville Tribute fund to raise money for those affected by the shooting.




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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on October 24, 2018, 08:41:28 pm
Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Michigan man leads police to wife's dead body... for an XBOX
by Erin Donaghue

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(KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich.) - The Michigan Department of Corrections is refuting media reports they agreed to an inmate's demand for an Xbox in exchange for him leading investigators to the body of his long-missing wife.




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The Playstation 3 would've been a better offer!  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Hypestyle on January 04, 2019, 05:00:53 pm
........ I'm mostly pissed off with my XBox One purchase so far. I bought a Fortnite Bundle, but I haven't gotten around to messing with that yet. I stumbled my way through setting the damned thing up, but it's just so damned labyrinthine, including the online component which is par for the course with "modern" gaming systems, as I'm being left behind already.

Some weeks ago, I had seen an article about the "Batman Arkham Collection" games being packaged together as an online-exclusive for purchase at the X-Box store.  So a couple days ago, shortly after getting this thing set up online, I called myself browsing through the X-Box store for the Arkham Collection. Sure enough it was there, on sale for $18, whereas it normally costs $60.  I thought it was a bargain, so I paid with PayPal, and then, well.. then the nonsense begins, SLOW DOWNLOADS!! hours later.. what?  16% for one game, 8% for another, 6% for another?  what the hell is going on.. is this par for the course?  Oh, come on.. I have high speed internet.. WTF!!?!!?   >:( >:( >:( >:(

Ah, geez.. and of course, you don't really get to talk with a real person when it comes to X-Box customer service online, totally bot-based responses s^$)!!

to be continued.. not the same time nor channel.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 07, 2019, 02:54:25 pm
Monday, 7th January 2019
New Sequel to Alien: Isolation To Be Announced Soon
by Dom Peppiatt

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We're sorry. We're so sorry.

We thought all the signs pointed towards this announcement being for an honest-to-God Alien game. We were wrong, and we'll hold our hands up to that.

Warner Bros. has announced Alien: Blackout today, and it's a survival horror mobile game, starring Isolation lead Amanda Ripley.

"Alien: Blackout is a mobile game in development from FoxNext Games, D3 Go!, and Rival Games that puts players in the boots of Amanda Ripley aboard an alien-infested Weyland-Yutani space station," notes Warner Bros. in a press release.

The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game."

Before Christmas, it was revealed that 20th Century Fox had applied for a new trademark for an unannounced video game called Alien: Blackout.

Twitter accounts for @AlienBlackout and @Alien_Blackout were also created back in September, further fuelling the flames that a new Alien game was in production.

Well, now we're in 2019, it looks like we could be seeing an announcement from Warner Bros. regarding the new title soon.

A new tweet from the Alien account has hinted that Alien: Isolation's protagonist, Amanda Ripley, still has more stories to tell.

(https://i.imgur.com/pjRHoql.jpg)

"40 years ago, the Nostromo disappeared In 2019, Amanda Ripley will uncover the secrets it left behind no matter what. #AmandaRipley #ReadPlayWatch #January" reads the tweet.

Now, we already know that Dark Horse Comics is hard at work on a comic series based on the Isolation game called Aliens: Resistance, but that 'read, play, watch' hashtag is intriguing... are we due to see a cross-media campaign start that includes more games, comics and maybe even a TV or movie portion?

Warner Bros. clearly has the resources across its multiple studios, so we wouldn't be surprised to see the company leverage the power of the Alien brand in a new set of projects.

But what do we know about this rumoured new game so far?

Allegedly, the game is the work of Cold Iron Studios who have been working on the game having been bought by 20th Century Fox in 2015.

Previously the team was known as Cryptic Studios, having worked on several MMO's including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes and City of Villians.

It also seems that since their buy out, it's been common knowledge that they've been working on a shooter in the Aliens universe for console and PC.

Clearly, the game had flown under the radar, but at the time the studio said they will explore areas of the universe that fans havent got to experience."




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Monday, 7th December 2019

Alien: Isolation Deserves Better Than A Mobile Sequel
by Javy Gwaltney


I love Alien. No, you dont understand. I. Love. Alien. Its my favorite movie of all time. Ive read the tie-in novel twice, adorned my desk in art from the film, hell, Ive even made a massive text adventure that cribs hard from the movie. I adore Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece.

The first professional review I ever wrote was for Sega and Creative Assemblys Alien: Isolation, a gorgeous-looking stealth title that, for the first time ever, really captured what the original movie was about. Sure, weve had plenty of games inspired by Aliens, the action-driven sequel directed by James Cameron: Aliens Vs Predator, Aliens Infestations, Aliens: Colonial Marines (ugh).

However, Isolation is special because you aren't gunning down tons of creepy bug-like monsters as they surge across the ceiling. You aren't all-powerful. As Amanda Ripley, daughter of  series protagonist Ellen Ripley,  youre just a mechanic, hiding in vents, using your wits and whatever doodads you can create with the space station trash on hand to avoid a singular, unstoppable force of death. Isolation is terrifying and remains the only video game experience authentic to the heart-pounding dread of Alien.

Today Fox announced some news that fans of the game, which sold poorly on release and has more or less settled into the honorably damned status of being a cult classic, have wanted to hear for a while: were getting a sequel. However, the catch is a pretty big one. SEGA and Creative Assembly do not appear to be involved and Alien: Blackout is a mobile game.

Yikes.

I want to be clear that I dont think mobile games are bad in general. I love a lot of them. Old Mans Journey, Florence, Super Hexagon, A Dark Room, Sword & Sorcery, Donut County, and The Room are all top-tier games. Mobile games, as a platform, are not bad. However, Alien Isolation is a game thats virtues come down to making its players feel like theyre inhabiting the Alien universe.

This is a place that is terrifying and claustrophobic, where your eyes are desperately searching the screen for a moving shadow or youre frozen in silence, listening for the tell-tale chitter of the nearby monster.  An experience like Isolation should be played on a big screen, in the dark, with the sound turned all the way up.

It's a game you have to allow to consume you so you can ground yourself in its setting of dark ventilation shafts, windows staring out into the stars, and blood-covered computer consoles. I have zero confidence that Alien: Blackout can recreate that feeling on something as small as a mobile device or tablet, mostly because the design of the game seems so uninterested in replicating or even acknowledging that kind of immersion.

That does not mean that Blackout is doomed to be a bad game on its own merits. The interesting Five Nights at Freddy's structure, which has you controlling a damaged space stations devices and crew to avoid the alien (Xenomorph is a dumb name and I refuse to recognize it, sorry) is promising on paper. It could be a fun time. However, its not what I or likely anyone else who loved Isolation want from that subseries.

Isolation isn't a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination. Fellow editor Jeff Marchifava hit the nail on the head when he wrote that the 25-hour campaign feels too long, in his review, not to mention the frustrating map system and dull story.

 
However, the game laid the foundation for something that could be really special. Titles like Titanfall 2, Silent Hill 2, and Mass Effect 2 sanded down the the rough edges of their predecessors to emerge as some of the best games of their respective generations.

I, and I imagine a load of other folks who have come to appreciate the game in spite of its flaws, hoped that would be the case for Isolation. Instead, it seems like well been given a brand cash-in sequel that will likely fail to capture the elements that made the first game so special.

Im still holding out hope that Isolation will get the follow-up it deserves as Fox (who owns Alien licensing rights) is courting video games with its subsidiary FoxNext. 

However, as a huge fan of Isolation and Alien in general, this feels like a huge middle finger being flashed in my direction.

Announcing a sequel that seems so unconcerned with respecting the ethos of its original game has shaken my faith in the companys ability to make compelling gaming experiences.






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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 08, 2019, 05:04:24 am
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Get your first look at Amanda Ripley's next video game adventure, available on January 24 for mobile devices.


However, judging by the negative reaction from fans that Alien: Blackout will run on mobile devices, should give the game developers somewhat of a clue that they are disappointed about this decision.

(https://i.imgur.com/AfPZfhL.jpg)

Including myself.  :-\


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 08, 2019, 01:23:00 pm
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Ever since the announcement of a new game in the Alien series, the disapproval count on YouTube grew exponentially within hours.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZiPklhf.png)

Just sayin'... :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 08, 2019, 08:20:16 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/OrpoFiB.png)


Some actual gameplay footage. Alien: Blackout certainly looks good. I wouldn't mind playing it on the PS Vita.


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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 12, 2019, 05:26:19 am
Friday, 11th December 2019

How Alien: Blackout Fits Into Alien: Isolation, Perhaps Alien: Isolation 2
by Brian Crecente

Alien: Blackout feels like a game made for on-the-go gadgets, delivering a tense experience through its platform of choice in a way that better draws players into the xenophobic world of Amanda Ripley.

That the game which many hoped would be a sequel to computer and console title Alien: Isolation was made for smartphone and tablet feels like a choice driven by the experience, rather than some cash grab for the biggest audience possible.

We realized that we had a concept that we can do on mobile and designed it on mobile day one, Jukka Laakso, CEO and co-founder of developer Rival Games, told Variety earlier this week. It is something that captures the feel of the first movie.

Specifically, TQ Jefferson, vice president of external development at FoxNext, said they took inspiration from one of the scariest moments of that 1979 movie.

There is this great scene in the first movie where Tom Skerritt is in one of the ducts and he has a motion sensor on him, Jefferson said.

And theyre walking him through the ducts saying, Go here. Go there. They say, Wait, stop, its on top of you.

Its an incredible scene where hes saying, Im not seeing it, and its getting closer and closer and then its on him and he turns around and its right there.

Its a jump scare, one of the best scares of the film.

That is how we ratchet up the tension in the game and the jump scares.

In our time with the game, spent playing Alien: Blackout on an iPad, we were able to play through the first couple of missions of the game.

The set-up is that you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley.

The game actually takes place in the same universe as the films and as Alien: Isolation and even has the same voice actor for Amanda Ripley.

Specifically, it takes place some time after that game, though Jefferson notes that there are no specific time mentions, so we dont know just how long after Isolation it takes place.

There is room for an Isolation 2, he said, Or beyond that.

We know fans are really excited about Isolation 2, so were not going to dash that opportunity.

When we started this project we thought about things like, is this going to get in the way of Isolation 2?

He added that Isolation 2 is currently not in development.

The game opens on a ship unknowingly docking with the station for repairs only to discover theyre trapped there with the xenomorph.

Its the players job as Ripley to guide the four crew members through the levels of the station to retrieve the parts they need to repair the ship and escape, with Ripley.

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The gameplay chiefly takes place through the interface that Ripley is using while hiding in the ductwork to avoid the Alien. The device, which happens to look a lot like a tablet, is connected to the systems cameras, door controls, and motion detectors.

It also allows Ripley to direct the team members.

Players use the top down schematic view of the floor the crew is on to open doors, turn on motion sensors and view cameras with taps on the screen.

Players can use power to activate up to five things at once: any assortment of motion sensors and doors.

They can also tap between cameras at will, or just use the map view to see the dots where crew members are located.

(https://i.imgur.com/sIvbEU9.jpg)

The alien only shows up if seen through a camera or when spotted by a crew member who is often screaming and running or on a motion sensor when they move.

Touching on a crew member also brings up commands to hurry or sneak, hide or come out of hiding, stop or go. A player can also draw on the screen to show where to head.

The problem is that the more you issue direct commands to a crew member, the more noise you make. The more noise you make, the greater the possibility that the Alien will stop hunting those hapless crewmembers and instead turn its attention to you.

This is where things get a little more interesting.

As you play the game, focused on the tablet in Ripleys hands, you can also tap to drop out of that view and into a first-person view of Ripley as she sits in the ductwork by a door.

If the Alien is coming, youll hear it and maybe even catch some movements. When that happens, players need to manually close the door to protect Ripley or its...

(https://i.imgur.com/QYdRNcX.png)
---game over, man.




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https://variety.com/2019/gaming/features/alien-blackout-hands-on-1203105507/
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on January 23, 2019, 03:34:19 am
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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 10, 2019, 12:08:14 pm
2018 CLASSIC TETRIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Joseph Saelee vs Jonas Neubauer

This is the true definition of a classic puzzle-strategy game where you can find the world's best Tetris players going head-to-head for the World Championship title!

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In the 1990 Nintendo World Championship competition, Tetris was the game to beat.


The winner, Thor Aackerlund, is still seen by many as the best to have ever played.


Todays Classic Tetris tournaments are played on that same version of Nintendo Tetris, using original NES game systems, controllers, and Tetris cartridges.


In 2009, a player named Harry Hong became the first to achieve the highest possible score of 999,999 points.


Inspired by this achievement, filmmaker Adam Cornelius produced a short film about Harry called Max-Out, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to document the world of competitive Tetris.


As word of Adams Kickstarter campaign spread, rumors of max-out scores from other Tetris Masters began to surface, threatening the supremacy of Harrys achievement.


With the help of Nintendo World Championship veteran Robin Mihara, Adam searched for all of the Tetris Masters he could find.


Jonas Neubauer emerged as an early max-out artist, along with the elusive original champ Thor Aackerlund.


The idea of bringing these and other NES Tetris Masters together to compete in a live tournament became an obvious and irresistible proposition which was artfully captured in the 2010 feature length documentary Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.


Under the leadership of producer Vince Clemente, The Classic Tetris World Championship is currently held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, an annual event which has hosted the tournament since 2012.


Chuck Van Pelt and his organizing committee have built the PRGE into the largest classic gaming expo in the country, drawing around 9000 attendees.


Every year the scores get higher.


Rivalries are revisited once again, and new players emerge to challenge the old guard.


Over 30 players have maxed out the score now.


Will you be the next?

Commentary by James Chen and Chris Tang.






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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 10, 2019, 03:40:30 pm
 ;D "Man... now you know why no one likes blizzard entertainment."
Bane wants to know whether gamers have phones or not?

(https://i.imgur.com/sgmZJEw.jpg)




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Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2019, 06:26:07 am
Mortal Kombat 11 is an upcoming fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios.

(https://i.imgur.com/TEiMp1c.png)

Check out Jade's new look, fighting moves & weapons!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_N2gPZKYIE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_N2gPZKYIE)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 15, 2019, 03:08:01 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/96hiOlO.jpg)






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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCME2yPJKWk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCME2yPJKWk)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on February 18, 2019, 02:36:02 pm
Top 10 NEW Open World Games of 2019

(https://i.imgur.com/skdkZ3s.jpg)


Would You Like To See More?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peRpJ4tqLsc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peRpJ4tqLsc)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 18, 2019, 01:08:00 pm
Monday, 18th March 2019
Carlos Santana destroyed a TV when he found Phillies players playing 'Fortnite' during a game
by Liz Roscher

(https://i.imgur.com/fapBWMt.jpg)

In Gabe Kaplers first year managing the young Philadelphia Phillies, he emphasized that he wanted the players to police the clubhouse.
 
Turns out that last point might have been a little harder to execute than he thought at least at the end of the season.

ESPNs Jeff Passan reported that former Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana got so angry that several of his teammates were playing Fortnite in the clubhouse during a game that he smashed a TV with his bat.

According to Passan, the incident happened on September 28 during a long losing streak.

Santana had seen several teammates playing Fortnite in the clubhouse during the game, and so he decided to smash the TV to put an end to that, and to send the players a message.

"I see a couple players -- I don't want to say names -- they play video games during the game," Santana told ESPN.


"We come and lose too many games, and I feel like they weren't worried about it. Weren't respecting their teammates or coaches or the staff or the [front] office. It's not my personality. But I'm angry because I want to make it good."

The season was almost over at that point, but the team was frustrated.

They were on a nine-game losing streak, having played themselves out of playoff contention weeks ago.
 
Guys were checked out mentally.

There were also a lot players who had joined the team when the rosters expanded from 25 to 40 at the start of September.

With so many minor leaguers up in the majors, some for the very first time, keeping a handle on clubhouse culture may have been more difficult.















Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/carlos-santana-destroyed-a-tv-when-he-found-phillies-players-playing-fortnite-during-a-game/ar-BBUV3wR?ocid=spartanntp (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/carlos-santana-destroyed-a-tv-when-he-found-phillies-players-playing-fortnite-during-a-game/ar-BBUV3wR?ocid=spartanntp)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 20, 2019, 10:16:18 am
Wednesday, 20th March 2019
LeVeon Bell on Steelers: 'They dont treat you like youre human'
by Mike Florio
(https://i.imgur.com/EpfChnr.jpg)

Running back Le'Veon Bell won his freedom from the Steelers by taking a stand and sitting out a full season. Now that hes a member of the Jets, Bell reflected on the mindset of the team that made him a second-round pick in the 2013 draft.

Pittsburgh is a great organization, Bell told Jenny Vrentas of SI.com.

Theyve got a great owner, head coach. They kind of treat you like they dont treat you like youre human. What I mean by that is like, yeah, Im an NFL athlete, but still Im a human being. You know what Im saying? I still play video games, I still make music. They dont want to allow you to be yourself. They want you to be, if youre a Steelers, youre literally playing football 24/7. Youre not supposed to be playing video games and like making music, playing basketball. Youre not supposed to be doing that. Youre supposed to be working out.









Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/leveon-bell-on-steelers-they-dont-treat-you-like-youre-human/ar-BBV0vx6?ocid=spartanntp (https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/leveon-bell-on-steelers-they-dont-treat-you-like-youre-human/ar-BBV0vx6?ocid=spartanntp)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 21, 2019, 02:37:48 pm
For 14 millions a year, Ill play football...and not bitch one bit.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 21, 2019, 05:05:02 pm
For 14 millions a year, Ill play football...and not bitch one bit.




What if you are seriously injured in football?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 21, 2019, 06:43:49 pm
For 14 millions a year, Ill play football...and not bitch one bit.




What if you are seriously injured in football?

That's a good question.  A lot of jobs out there as dangerous or more so that pay a fraction of that.   :(   Its a chance I take when signing that dotted line.  Just like in Junior High, High School and College.  They are dangerous too but I still played...for free.   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2019, 08:48:05 am
That's a good question.  A lot of jobs out there as dangerous or more so that pay a fraction of that.   :(   Its a chance I take when signing that dotted line.  Just like in Junior High, High School and College.  They are dangerous too but I still played...for free.   ;D





The point I'm making is that Mr. Le'Veon Bell feels that his freedoms are restricted playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He wasn't allowed to play video games (which is normal).   

He wasn't allowed to create music (which is normal). 

He has expressed that the owners made him feel as if they wanted a mindless football-playing automaton.

However, playing for the Jets, his freedoms are realized.

Besides, 14 million doesn't pay like it used to nowadays.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on March 22, 2019, 04:02:37 pm
That's a good question.  A lot of jobs out there as dangerous or more so that pay a fraction of that.   :(   Its a chance I take when signing that dotted line.  Just like in Junior High, High School and College.  They are dangerous too but I still played...for free.   ;D





The point I'm making is that Mr. Le'Veon Bell feels that his freedoms are restricted playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He wasn't allowed to play video games (which is normal).   

He wasn't allowed to create music (which is normal). 

He has expressed that the owners made him feel as if they wanted a mindless football-playing automaton.

However, playing for the Jets, his freedoms are realized.

Besides, 14 million doesn't pay like it used to nowadays.

True that Battle, completely know what you're getting at.
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on March 22, 2019, 05:33:17 pm
True that Battle, completely know what you're getting at.





That's what I lurv about ya, bruh...


We ain't got no beef.    Enjoy the weekend. :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 06, 2019, 02:31:02 am
That's a good question.  A lot of jobs out there as dangerous or more so that pay a fraction of that.   :(   Its a chance I take when signing that dotted line.  Just like in Junior High, High School and College.  They are dangerous too but I still played...for free.   ;D





The point I'm making is that Mr. Le'Veon Bell feels that his freedoms are restricted playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He wasn't allowed to play video games (which is normal).   

He wasn't allowed to create music (which is normal). 

He has expressed that the owners made him feel as if they wanted a mindless football-playing automaton.

However, playing for the Jets, his freedoms are realized.

Besides, 14 million doesn't pay like it used to nowadays.

True that Battle, completely know what you're getting at.



Not to instigate anything but I just wanna make this quick point.  (https://i.imgur.com/7NraEDU.gif)This guy below gets it... literally.

(https://i.imgur.com/PEbnhPc.jpg)


A 14 million dollar contract ain't gonna motivate players to stay in the game. (https://i.imgur.com/4cCYmGZ.gif)

104 million?   O.K.  that pay rate keeps the jersey & cleats on... (https://i.imgur.com/EaLkftE.gif)
---but I'm still listening.  :)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 06, 2019, 04:07:59 pm
Is that for 10 years?   ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 06, 2019, 05:20:38 pm
Is that for 10 years?   ;D



Would you play for 10 years at that pay scale?
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 06, 2019, 08:34:12 pm
Is that for 10 years?   ;D



Would you play for 10 years at that pay scale?

Only if you play a Blizzard  game!    ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 07, 2019, 05:54:28 am
Only if you play a Blizzard  game!    ;D




It's funny you should mention that!  :)

As much as I cannot stand what Blizzard Entertainment has become, as I was with them at the very beginning of their meteoric ascent, picked up Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (Ultimate Evil Edition) for the PS3.

I'm a collector of games. I have played the original Diablo, the retail version of Diablo: Hellfire, the unofficial expansion pack, Diablo II: Lord of Terror and its expansion pack.

(https://i.imgur.com/5PQqOnV.png)

Just couldn't leave the 3rd in the series hanging out there and I like the idea that the player can now select both genders plus the Witch Doctor class reminds me of a Wakandan warrior.

If that character class was not included, I would've passed on the title completely.


Anyway...  gettin' back to that 105 million dollar deal, if it were me, I'd keep a timeline of 5 years up to 10 meaning plan to play for as long as you don't get injured. 

At the slightest sign of a 'pile on in the field' retire immediately. ;)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 12, 2019, 01:21:07 pm
Wednesday, 12th April 2019
Blizzard Entertainment bribes female employees to track their sex, pregnancy, and moods
by Justin Olivetti

(https://i.imgur.com/gJQOB68.jpg)

Big Brother was so 1984. Now in 2019, its all about Big Blizzard.

Read this report over at Games Industry based on a new WAPO article and tell us if it doesnt set off all kinds of alarms in your head.

It turns out that Activision Blizzard is in the business of being as intrusive as possible in its employees lives for the purpose of keeping health costs down and increasing productivity.

The company and we are not making this up bribes its female employees with gift cards to install and use Ovia, an app that tracks their reproductive activity.

And yes, this includes when they have sex, details about their pregnancy, moods, and even the appearance of their cervical fluid.

The company then pays Ovia for anonymized, aggregated data covering users under its roof.

This is only part of an ongoing trend of ways that Activision Blizzard is attempting to track the health of its employees.

But Activision Blizzard VP of Global Benefits Milt Ezzard says that everyones cool with it:

Each time we introduced something, there was a bit of an outcry:

Youre prying into our lives. But we slowly increased the sensitivity of stuff, and eventually people understood its all voluntary, theres no gun to your head, and were going to reward you if you choose to do it.

Truly, Ezzard is a font of genuine concern for the bottom line:

I want them to have a healthy baby because its great for our business experience. Rather than having a baby whos in the neonatal ICU, where shes not able to focus much on work.

Of course, employees who engage in this program have another issue to consider, which is the possibility that their information might get hacked from Ovia or sold without permission something that occurred with similar apps Flo and Glow over the past year.














Would You Like To Know More?
https://massivelyop.com/2019/04/10/blizzard-bribes-female-employees-to-track-their-sex-pregnancy-and-moods/
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Marvelous on April 12, 2019, 06:16:08 pm
But Battle, it's all voluntary.  ;D
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on April 12, 2019, 06:51:46 pm
But Battle, it's all voluntary.  ;D



Blizzard is all f_____ed up.

That's not the same company way back in '94.  They went franchise on everybody. 
I don't believe none of the founding members are still there anymore.
(https://i.imgur.com/OE7QaHS.gif)
They're like... McDonalds.    Y'know... 5 billion served daily. :-\
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 08, 2019, 01:39:19 pm
http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-gameplay-trailer/ (http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-gameplay-trailer/)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBb88gLmJZY#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwgrsjHlqas#)

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz0PFnkNq8c#)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 09, 2019, 04:18:28 pm
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/09/elden-ring-e3-george-rr-martin-fromsoftware/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/09/elden-ring-e3-george-rr-martin-fromsoftware/)

http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-wipe-jedi-fallen-order/ (http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-wipe-jedi-fallen-order/)

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/video_games/lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-covers-all-nine-main-episodes-in-one-game-releases-in-2020-a168861 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/video_games/lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-covers-all-nine-main-episodes-in-one-game-releases-in-2020-a168861)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 10, 2019, 04:18:19 am
http://screenrant.com/deathloop-e3-2019-trailer-dishonored/ (http://screenrant.com/deathloop-e3-2019-trailer-dishonored/)

http://screenrant.com/ghostwire-tokyo-e3-2019-trailer/ (http://screenrant.com/ghostwire-tokyo-e3-2019-trailer/)

http://www.cbr.com/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-trailer/ (http://www.cbr.com/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-trailer/)

http://screenrant.com/vampire-masquerade-bloodlines-2-improvements/ (http://screenrant.com/vampire-masquerade-bloodlines-2-improvements/)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/get-your-first-look-at-the-avengers-earths-mightiest-n-1835395259 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/get-your-first-look-at-the-avengers-earths-mightiest-n-1835395259)

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/outriders/281487/outriders-release-date-trailer (http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/outriders/281487/outriders-release-date-trailer)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/nintendo-is-releasing-a-dark-crystal-video-game-and-he-1835415122 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/nintendo-is-releasing-a-dark-crystal-video-game-and-he-1835415122)

http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-comic-return-sith-temple/ (http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-comic-return-sith-temple/)

http://www.cbr.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-voice-cast-announced/ (http://www.cbr.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-voice-cast-announced/)

http://screenrant.com/jedi-fallen-order-lightsabers-cut-limbs-people/ (http://screenrant.com/jedi-fallen-order-lightsabers-cut-limbs-people/)

http://www.cbr.com/marvels-avengers-game-footage-easter-eggs-cameos/ (http://www.cbr.com/marvels-avengers-game-footage-easter-eggs-cameos/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on June 14, 2019, 07:26:50 am
(https://i.imgur.com/k8y60o9.jpg)



Would You Like To Know More?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWb2VbP6Ivc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWb2VbP6Ivc)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 17, 2019, 03:33:53 pm
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/17/cyberpunk-2077-ps4-xbox-pc-endings/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/17/cyberpunk-2077-ps4-xbox-pc-endings/)

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/17/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-campaign-dialogue/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/17/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-campaign-dialogue/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 23, 2019, 04:31:38 am
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/23/halo-infinite-xbox-scarlett-pc-story-timeline-details/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/23/halo-infinite-xbox-scarlett-pc-story-timeline-details/)

Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 26, 2019, 04:47:39 am
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/bethesda/281752/doom-eternal-preview-impressions (http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/bethesda/281752/doom-eternal-preview-impressions)

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/star-trek-online-rise-of-discovery-trailer-hitman-2-one-punch-man (http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/star-trek-online-rise-of-discovery-trailer-hitman-2-one-punch-man)

http://screenrant.com/carrion-game-preview-review-e3/ (http://screenrant.com/carrion-game-preview-review-e3/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 27, 2019, 10:50:44 am
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/27/masters-of-doom-tv-series-james-franco/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/06/27/masters-of-doom-tv-series-james-franco/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on June 29, 2019, 02:02:09 am
http://screenrant.com/ghost-recon-breakpoint-interview-jon-bernthal/ (http://screenrant.com/ghost-recon-breakpoint-interview-jon-bernthal/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 01, 2019, 01:25:15 am
http://screenrant.com/hunt-showdown-release-consoles-august/ (http://screenrant.com/hunt-showdown-release-consoles-august/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 15, 2019, 12:47:00 pm
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/5-best-games-2019-far-1224327 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/5-best-games-2019-far-1224327)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 16, 2019, 05:40:22 pm
http://screenrant.com/call-of-duty-jump-pack-endowment-veterans/ (http://screenrant.com/call-of-duty-jump-pack-endowment-veterans/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 19, 2019, 01:34:49 am
http://www.cbr.com/marvels-avengers-video-game-ms-marvel/ (http://www.cbr.com/marvels-avengers-video-game-ms-marvel/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 26, 2019, 05:27:54 am
http://screenrant.com/star-trek-fleet-command-revenue-100-million/ (http://screenrant.com/star-trek-fleet-command-revenue-100-million/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on July 29, 2019, 04:23:08 pm
http://www.cbr.com/review-wolfenstein-youngblood/ (http://www.cbr.com/review-wolfenstein-youngblood/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 11, 2019, 01:32:04 pm
http://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/11/wnba-players-will-appear-on-nba-2k/ (http://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/11/wnba-players-will-appear-on-nba-2k/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 12, 2019, 03:12:16 pm
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/spider-man/spider-man_ps4/spider-man-ps4-amazing-keyframe-concept-art-features-doc-ock-the-sinister-six-miles-morales-and-more-a169969 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/spider-man/spider-man_ps4/spider-man-ps4-amazing-keyframe-concept-art-features-doc-ock-the-sinister-six-miles-morales-and-more-a169969)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 16, 2019, 04:37:02 pm
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/halo-infinite-creative-director-departs-studio-1232684 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/halo-infinite-creative-director-departs-studio-1232684)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 21, 2019, 02:20:16 pm
http://screenrant.com/mk11-dark-fate-terminator-joker-dlc-characters/ (http://screenrant.com/mk11-dark-fate-terminator-joker-dlc-characters/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 24, 2019, 04:53:19 am
http://slate.com/technology/2019/08/gamergate-video-games-five-years-later.html (http://slate.com/technology/2019/08/gamergate-video-games-five-years-later.html)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Battle on August 26, 2019, 07:05:22 am
(https://i.imgur.com/cb8P8FP.gif)"Told ya XBOX is garbage. I would've shot his ass, too."(https://i.imgur.com/VY7CMit.gif)
Monday, 26th August 2019
Teen shot while trying to sell XBOX in southeast Houston
by Doug Delony

(https://i.imgur.com/ECHLwIl.gif)





Police said a teenager was shot while he tried to sell an Xbox gaming system in southeast Houston.

The shooting was reported around 12:18 a.m. Monday in the 5000 block of Clover.

Police said the teenager, 17, was shot twice in his arm by an unknown suspect.

The teenager fled to a gas station in the 5600 block of MLK where he called for help.

An ambulance took him to the hospital, and he is expected to survive.

At this time its not clear if the shooter was the person who was supposed to buy the Xbox or if it was someone else.

Call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS if you have any information.
















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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/teen-shot-while-trying-to-sell-xbox-in-southeast-houston/ar-AAGlmdy?ocid=spartanntp (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/teen-shot-while-trying-to-sell-xbox-in-southeast-houston/ar-AAGlmdy?ocid=spartanntp)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on August 27, 2019, 03:56:00 am
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/08/27/mortal-kombat-11-keith-david-spawn/ (http://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/08/27/mortal-kombat-11-keith-david-spawn/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on September 03, 2019, 01:56:42 pm
http://www.cbr.com/insomniac-spider-man-ps4-costumes-montage/ (http://www.cbr.com/insomniac-spider-man-ps4-costumes-montage/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on September 15, 2019, 02:30:25 pm
http://www.cbr.com/gears-of-war-5-concept-art-infected-deebees/ (http://www.cbr.com/gears-of-war-5-concept-art-infected-deebees/)
Title: Re: GAMERS THREAD
Post by: Emperorjones on September 16, 2019, 02:56:23 pm
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/spider-man/spider-man_ps4/spider-man-ps4-costume-designs-revealed-for-black-cat-hammerhead-the-sinister-six-and-more-a170580 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/spider-man/spider-man_ps4/spider-man-ps4-costume-designs-revealed-for-black-cat-hammerhead-the-sinister-six-and-more-a170580)