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Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« on: February 08, 2013, 09:01:15 AM »
Retro City Rampage is reference overload. Like, more than I thought it could possibly be even based on the description. For example:


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 09:47:32 AM »
So that new Aliens game that comes out doesn't look very good.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 05:09:47 AM »
Ive heard its the same bullshit that Aliens vs Pred a few years ago was.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 12:14:51 AM »
Warner Bros. had a conference call and casually announced a new Batman Arkham game is coming out this year, but it isn't being developed by Rocksteady.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 12:15:22 AM »
So I bought an Insignia 55" LED TV Saturday. It's 120hz and this is the first time I've ever had a TV with the motion smoothing effect.

I'm not sure i like it. Do you guys turn it off on your TV's?

I mean it's cool when someone's walking and the background smooth's out and it seems like the camera is tracking them. But, when there's a lot of action (or a car driving) it's really weird because to me it makes the car look like it's on a green screen or on a rail since it's smoothing it out and getting rid of the motion blur.

It kind of takes away the cinematic feel. It sometimes looks like I'm watching a behind the scenes type show instead of the actual movie.

It's also kind of cool because when playing Assassin's Creed there was no blur and it almost looked like a commercial or something like that.

The settings are off, low, medium, high and 24 fps. I have it on medium, but my friend said I should change it to off or 24 fps. Anyone else experience this?

I've also noticed it has no effect at all on sports.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 01:59:09 AM »
I always have it off. I hate that shit.. Makes everything look like the BBC production of HHGTTG.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 04:08:23 AM »
It makes me feel like I'm on set with the actors, so I like it and leave it on.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 04:15:11 AM »
I leave mine on too.  I like my TV/Movies/Games as smooth as possible.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 08:03:06 AM »
I get what they are trying to do here - too bad it's completely false. Someone must have confused anime with videogames. http://kotaku.com/5984016/pro+games-talking-point-calls-japan-the-home-of-violent-games-but-is-that-really-any-better

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"So now there's this desire to say, 'Oh, it's because of violent video games.' Well, Japan has the most violent video games in the world, and they have a very low homicide rate."

The Japanese have stricter regulations on violence in video games via their ratings board CERO (which is MUCH more strict than the ESRB). Specifically "excessive bleeding, dismemberment, thematically or conceptually unnecessary mass murder" among other things are prohibited. http://www.cero.gr.jp/regulation.pdf

Games like Resident Evil and No More Heroes are censored to high hell in Japan.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 10:03:29 AM »
I always have it off. I hate that shit.. Makes everything look like the BBC production of HHGTTG.
Yeah, it's terrible.  I haven't tried it with games.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 10:07:03 AM »
I finished some games lately that I enjoyed a lot.  The new Hitman game was great.  Far Cry 3 was pretty great.  And I enjoyed Halo 4 a lot more than I thought I would.  That Hitman game seems to be on sale everywhere often...I'd recommend it.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 08:21:01 AM »
Games like Resident Evil and No More Heroes are censored to high hell in Japan.
TV, even cable, is really censored, too. I was amazed to find out that even the Blu-ray release of The Walking Dead in Japan was highly censored.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 07:08:57 AM »
So, with the PS4 to be unveiled on Wednesday, I think now is the right time to make wild guesses about what you think the "killer" launch title for each of the next gen systems will be.   My guesses? 
PS4 - Infamous 3 since Sony seems to be determined to push that as a mega franchise
Xbox whatever - Microsoft gives Activision a shitton of money and gets exclusive (or a timed exclusive at least) up-rezzed version of this year's COD game.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 07:37:08 AM »
We all know ridge racer will be the awesome launch title.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 02:55:27 AM »
God of War and Uncharted would be great launch titles.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 05:48:38 AM »
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 06:41:44 AM »
Truly a shame. My friend and I were playing RB3 this past weekend. While digging through the store we found "St. Elmo's Fire", and rocked that out many many times in a row.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 01:07:26 PM »
Truly a shame. My friend and I were playing RB3 this past weekend. While digging through the store we found "St. Elmo's Fire", and rocked that out many many times in a row.

Holy shit, St. Elmo's Fire?  Damn, I'm going to have to go through and see what I've missed.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 06:02:46 AM »
Thread title suggestions for the new Sony, Nintendo & Microsoft catch-all threads? We're on the second versions of each so if anyone has any ideas that are still descriptive of what the thread is about, post them here. :)
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 07:53:36 AM »
Super Nintendo Chatter.

You know, might as well say it now, but I've always thought maybe we should have separate threads for Gaming and Tech. I've always thought it out of place when someone would pop in with a phone question or something in what's predominantly a game thread, but maybe it's just me. Though there isn't a whole lot of tech talk, either, so maybe I can't justify this.

It might also be helpful to direct people to the Metal Gear Thread, the Final Fantasy Thread, etc. in the first post. But maybe it isn't needed since we're a small community and most who come here know about the separate threads anyway.

Also, we should move those last few posts from the old Wrestling Games thread to the new one, starting from Fazzle's link. It seems like a better point for separation.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 07:54:27 AM »
Wii dU 360 flips for our Sony... is kind of stupid. Stupider than "General Nintendony 360 Thread".

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2013, 07:57:29 AM »
Wii dU 360 flips for our Sony... is kind of stupid. Stupider than "General Nintendony 360 Thread".

Microsoft / Nintendo / Sony Thread 2013
The Triforce of the Gaming Industry.
I'm talking about titles for the separate Sony, Nintendo & MS threads. Not an all-in-one. :P
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2013, 07:59:01 AM »
Oh, I thought maybe it dawned on people that multi-platform download games seem to get lodged in console specific threads to the confusion of some people... but this works too.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 08:02:22 AM »
That does happen a lot.. but usually when it does, it's people playing it on the same console discussing it. That being said, I like to take the NEOGAF approach of starting threads. If you want to talk about a game or a game series.. start a new thread about it and label it the official thread. We can always spin stuff off of the console-specific threads, but the community needs to be diligent in doing so as well.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2013, 08:04:11 AM »
I've always agreed - there is no penalty for starting a thread and failing. Just go for it.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2013, 05:30:46 AM »
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/21/ign-layoffs/

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"We are focusing on our two flagship brands, IGN and AskMen. Unfortunately, as a result, we have made the decision to close sites and restructure our teams accordingly," a company spokesperson confirmed to Joystiq.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2013, 05:32:06 AM »
Remember when IGN had their wrestling site? All downhill after the Snowball merger.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2013, 12:15:49 PM »
So..I went and added to my bad games collection today.   I tried to even things out a bit by buying an actual good game in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, but I also picked up:

Stuntman Ignition
NFL Head Coach 09
Legendary
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and perhaps the new crown jewel of my bad games collection.........Sonic the Hedgehog 06!    It'll take alot to surpass Jumper Griffin's Story, but I think this game might just have what it takes.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2013, 12:24:30 PM »
Local Wal-Mart is still trying to get $50 for Legendary.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2013, 12:28:50 PM »
I actually have 0 idea what Legendary is.   It just looked awful so I picked it up.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2013, 12:51:40 PM »
Stuntman Ignition isn't bad.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
Yeah it's pretty decent...until you get obsessed with not breaking a combo chain for the whole scene and when you mess up near the very end for the hundredth time you throw it into the corner of the room and leave it there for 3 years.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2013, 01:10:04 PM »
Stuntman Ignition isn't bad.

it isn't FUN either though it's...basically what bps described.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2013, 08:13:30 AM »
Picked up Hitman Absolution this week.  I know some Hitman fans recoiled in horror at the "dumbing down" of the gameplay, but I'm enjoying it.  Anyone that plays Purist mode is a crazy person.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2013, 05:21:36 PM »
Yeah I loved it.  I had a blast replaying levels and it was one of the games that I picked up every achievement on over the course of playing without getting distracted by other games in between.  Which is rare.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2013, 06:55:21 AM »
Ditto.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2013, 06:40:05 AM »
The new Sim City requires a constant internet connection and SHOCKINGLY people have been having a lot of problems and there's been several server outages. But no it's not about DRM it's about making a better gameplaying experience for the user!
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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2013, 09:37:32 AM »
Naturally!

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2013, 11:19:58 AM »
The new Sim City requires a constant internet connection and SHOCKINGLY people have been having a lot of problems and there's been several server outages. But no it's not about DRM it's about making a better gameplaying experience for the user!

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2013, 04:18:31 PM »
The new Sim City requires a constant internet connection and SHOCKINGLY people have been having a lot of problems and there's been several server outages. But no it's not about DRM it's about making a better gameplaying experience for the user!


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2013, 11:17:21 PM »
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2013, 02:53:15 AM »


Admittedly, I had no idea that Mario 2 wasn't even originally a Mario game. Or maybe I did and I forgot.. still. Also, good point about the newer Wii/Wii U Mario games.. TWO Toads? Peach's floating ability would come in really handy in those clusterfucky games.
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« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2013, 06:14:00 AM »
The Sim City launch has been such a clusterfuck EA will give people who bought it a free game later on. Apologize for the DRM? Nah of course not, but I guess at least it's something. Blizzard certainly didn't do that. It is too bad because by all accounts the game itself is excellent.
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Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2013, 07:57:00 AM »
Yeah I really want to play it but I can't bring myself to spend money on it. SNES version 4life!
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2013, 02:41:33 PM »
Plague Inc. is a bitch when it gets to creating a Bacteria.  It seems either I spread it too fast and it's cured before I can make it deadly or some random country like Madagascar never gets infected.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2013, 01:48:08 AM »
It'd be nice if these huge clusterfucks from EA and Blizzard would make them realize that having the game connected to the internet at all times is not a good idea, but probably not.
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« Reply #46 on: March 11, 2013, 03:30:09 AM »
It's one thing if it were a completely multiplayer game.. But why even have the "private" mode if it has to be online? I don't get their logic with that.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2013, 06:59:40 AM »
Some interesting stats from Neilsen..

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/14/nielsen-ps3-sees-biggest-year-over-year-growth-in-streaming-an/


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In 2012, PlayStation 3 owners spent 23 percent of their time with the console streaming video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, according to the data-minded folks over at statistical aggregation station Nielsen. This is up nearly 10 percent from the amount that PS3s were used for that purpose in 2011. The surveyed time spent using the PS3 as a DVD/Blu-ray player dropped by four percent over the last year.

The information comes from a survey conducted between October of 2011 and October of the following year, which asertained how console owners aged 13 and over used their gaming devices. The resulting infographic, seen in full here, breaks it down.

The survey also tracked the amount of time that each console spent playing games online and offline, with the Xbox 360 seeing the most online performance (33 percent of time spent playing games) and the Wii experiencing the least at 11 percent.
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« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2013, 09:46:00 AM »
EA and Maxis continue to claim that SimCity needs to be online because the server do all kinds of wondrous things, but hackers have pretty much proven that to be false and have gotten the game to run pretty much flawlessly offline. DRM fail.
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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2013, 12:29:37 PM »
The Sim A.I is also no where a s sophisticated as they claim it to be. Sims don't even have the same job or house every day, they just go into the nearest empty one.

Luckily there's a new Civ 5 Expansion called Brave New World coming out which introduces up to 9(!) new civs and works on Culture, Trade and Diplomacy in depth.