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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-19 23:41
  Subject:   Video games I'm looking forward to, Fall 2k7.
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Bioshock - Watched someone play the demo today, it looks very cool. The artistry and atmosphere are both amazing. I'm skeptical that it really deserves the breathless "10/10" - "100%" - "Best. Video game. EVAR!!!" hype it's getting, but it certainly looks plenty good enough to blow $50 on. In some ways, this almost looks like they stole the sets from the movie Dark City - a long-standing favorite of mine. People are saying that this may be the game that proves Ebert and the other haughty idiots wrong about whether or not video games can approach the level of art form.

I'm reading that the PC version looks even better than the X360 version, so I'll probably hold out and not buy this until I have my dual quad-core box. Any ideas on a name for this brute? I usually do BGC characters, but since this will be an 8 core box, I was thinking about breaking with tradition and naming it after some big V8 engine. Maybe "427"? "454"? "LS7"? Maybe "Christine," after that 10,300 RPM redline V8 that's made from two Hayabusa motors joined at the crank? If it's going to be a BGC character, it's going to have to be either "dd" or "largo" i.e. sheer power level overkill.

Metroid Prime III - Corruption - The people who played the E3 demos say that in this game they finally got the Wii controls right. It's about time - I was really annoyed with Zelda's shoddy abuse of the Wii controls. I was a big fan of the Wii purely for the innovation in controls, so I really want to play a game that uses them well.

God of War II - The last great game for the PS2. Can't think of a better way to see the console off.

Crysis - Still looking like the most fun sandbox jungle shooter since FarCry. Another that will have to wait for the new computer.


Notably absent: GTA IV - As of yet, I simply don't care. Doesn't look new, exciting, or interesting. Seems like GTA's fun level peaked with Vice City. Heavenly Sword - I like hot chicks with swords at least as much as the next guy, but I'm not excited about this either. I'm told it's basically a God Of War ripoff. Maybe it won't suck, maybe it will. Not going to drop $600 on a PS3 just to find out. Rock Band - Are you kidding, I can only play like two songs on Hard on GHIII! Let me know when you guys actually get some popular songs from less than 15 years ago (that would mean post-1992, guys - I did the math for you there, because I know a lot of you in the music industry were english majors) in one of these guitar games, and maybe I'll buy again. Until then, screw you washed up sock-puppets and the money-grubbing, music-hating fucktards with their hands up your butts. Halo 3 - Another snoozer. This had better be WAY more fun that it looks in the videos I've seen. I've already destroyed two Halos, I hope you have something better up your sleeve than that old crap again, Bungie. Metal Gear Squalid XVIQMZ47OMGWTFBBQ: Hideo Kojima Jumps The Shark Electric Boogaloo - MGS3 was great. Everything since then seems to have been coat-tail riding. Yawn.
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2007-08-20 08:46 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
IMO Bioshock is way overhyped.. but then I'm not much of a FPS fan. I will agree that the atmosphere/setting is top notch and they should get props for that though.. as far as the GAME goes it's nothing special IMO.

Wii is in serious need of some longer-lasting games.. Metroid Prime 3 would be exciting if it weren't a direct sequel to MP2 Echoes - which I didn't really care for. I hope this one can be played w/o knowledge of MP2.. and that it doesn't bore me as much as MP2..

I wasn't much of a fan of GOW.. therefore didn't bother with GOW2.. I actually played through GOW and was shocked at how bland of a game it turned out to be.

I'll let you know if Heavenly Sword is any good.. I have it on preorder.

Never been a huge MGS fan but MGS4 ought to be good in any case.

My prediction on Halo 3 is that it won't actually end the series.. mofos need to finish this crap off though. I'm not sure how they can make it better than 1 or 2 though.. maybe they won't.

Games I'm looking forward to:
Eternal Sonata (X360)
Folklore (PS3)
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
FFXIII (maybe)(PS3)
Little Big Planet (PS3)
Assassin's Creed (multi)
Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

Rumored:
Unannounced Treasure SHMUP (X360)
Sin and Punishment Wii adaptation
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2007-08-20 19:11 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Oh and something that looks insanely good: White Knight Tales (PS3).. I can't belive I forgot that one.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-08-20 19:50 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
as far as the GAME goes it's nothing special IMO.

Just looks like a nicely done shooter to me. And since that's exactly what I like... they get my money!

and that it doesn't bore me as much as MP2..

Yeah, Echos was awfully boring for some reason. I couldn't finish it. I don't think I even got halfway.

I actually played through GOW and was shocked at how bland of a game it turned out to be.

I've only played a few minutes of #1 and not at all #2. Basing my opinion mostly off Alex Pelton's review of #1, which he said he enjoyed.

I'll let you know if Heavenly Sword is any good.. I have it on preorder.

Be very interested to hear what you think of it once it arrives.
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osmium_ocelot: Nene Scribble
  User: osmium_ocelot
  Date: 2007-08-20 12:59 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Nene Scribble
As to naming your computer after a BGC "Character" :

ALEX-01 = the GENOM supercomputer that was attacked by terrorists in the ADP manga, and eventually destroyed by a satellite strike.

Quincy = well, if you're talking about sheer power...

ANDY 2000 = the ADP building's computer core
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Jade Dragon
  User: jadedragon13
  Date: 2007-08-20 15:03 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
In REgards to Heavenly Sword, I played the Demo at TGS last year. It was insanely fun, and looked amazing.

that said the cost of admission is high, and it's already 2 months late.

The anime looks interesting for that kind of a Mike Mignola/Samurai Jack Style.

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-08-20 19:51 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
If you get the full version of HS and play a significant amount, I'd be curious to know what you think of it.
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tiger0range
  User: tiger0range
  Date: 2007-08-20 17:15 (UTC)
  Subject:   If you want to stick to Kenichi Sonoda creations
You could go to Gunsmith Cats and call the computer "Buff" after the car with the 427 that Bean creates.
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tiger0range
  User: tiger0range
  Date: 2007-08-20 17:16 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: If you want to stick to Kenichi Sonoda creations
I just realized that fits with CU and Boulder theme as well...o_O
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-08-20 19:44 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: If you want to stick to Kenichi Sonoda creations
The Buff's engine is a supercharged 427, custom tuned by Bean himself. I like it... I like it a lot.
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Illyana Rasputin
  User: illyanarasputin
  Date: 2007-08-20 20:22 (UTC)
  Subject:   Games I am looking forward to
Ryan has totally been talking up Bioshock. So much so that he's considered buying the 360 instead of the PS3 so that he can play peeps at work.

Will have to check out MPIII if someone is finally using the Wii for why it should be cool!

The game I am most looking forward to is Brain Age 2 for the DS!
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-08-20 23:49 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Games I am looking forward to
So much so that he's considered buying the 360 instead of the PS3

Blasphemy!! ;D
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2007-08-21 10:39 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Games I am looking forward to
Yeah, I'm surprised that the Black Suits at Sony don't shoot him... or something... chop off a finger maybe?

-J
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Nakano
  User: nakano
  Date: 2007-08-22 02:43 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: Games I am looking forward to
bah. More people here have 360s than PS3s. But I just grabbed it off steam and am running it from my PC hooked up to the 52"... VERY PRETTY! :)
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dpcfmander
  User: dpcfmander
  Date: 2007-08-22 23:43 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
"I did the math for you there, because I know a lot of you in the music industry were english majors"

HEEEYYYY!!!!

*looks insulted*

....

(Hopefully, my rank of Halfling still stands after a programming and now a stats course...)
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-08-23 00:16 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
HEEEYYYY!!!!
*looks insulted*


What, I just insulted your intelligence and now you want me to insult your looks too? ;D

Yes, you are an honorary geek. Rest easy.
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