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BIOSHOCK 2 confirmed.

 

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3166882

 

Not liking this whole new development team thing, though.

 

 

Man, fucking bullshit. This is why I hate monolith gaming monopolies like 2K and EA. They buy out small, independent companies like Irrational (now 2K Boston) right when that company is about to put out a hit, or in this case a completely fucking balls-to-the-walls groundbreaking game, and then push for an immediate sequel that they then farm out to some other bullshit satellite 2K or EA company that needs work, generally because they don't have the skills to create their own kick-ass game. This happens so much. One particular example is COD3, which sucked fucking balls compared to COD2 and 4, because it was created by a different company.

 

This would be like some company other than Bungie making Halo 3 or some company other than Insomniac making a Ratchet and Clank game. Even still-independent companies like iD do this shit, like giving Quake 4 to Raven, which resulted in a bullshit game.

 

 

BTW, I still wear two of my three Bioshock shirts on a regular, almost weekly basis. The third one is so bootleg that I never wear it outside of the house. It's basically just a white t-shirt with a Big Daddy sticker on it.

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Also, I finally bit the bullet and bought a PS3. Blu-Ray is pretty fucking cool, especially the sound. It's much more consistent in volume than standard-def DVDs. Picture is obviously better, though not miles better. Upconverting is decent, about the same as the 360.

 

Main reason I bought it was for Blu-Ray. Now that HD-DVD is officially dead, I went with Blu-Ray since I got the HDTV in December and I was dying to see a few movies in high-def. Basically, the cheapest stand-alone player is $350-400 bucks depending on where you buy it, and the PS3 is $400 bucks AND it plays games. So it was really a no-brainer. Only thing that sucks is that the 40-gig model, which is the only one out there right now (they took the 80's off the shelf), doesn't have the "emotion" chip (gay name), which means that there is NO backwards compatibility with the PS2. That is bullshit, IMO.

 

I bought Resistance: FOM, which I played for a bit, it's decent but it wasn't a mind-blower. I don't think any FPS game will ever blow my mind again after playing Bioshock, the standard was set so unbelievably high. I then bought the new Ratchet and Clank game a few days later. That's really the only game I REALLY wanted to play on the PS3, since I love that series, and it's awesome. Real fun shooter-platformer.

 

All-in-all, I'm not unhappy with the purchase. The Blu-Ray is great, and because it has an ethernet port and an OS of it's own, it is future-proof in terms of updates--the first Blu-Ray players are not upgradeable, so all the early-adopters that paid $1000 dollars for their Blu-Ray players back in 2006 are now fucked and stuck with a player that can't do Picture-in-Picture that was introduced in firmware 1.1 and the online-capabilities that will come in firmware 2.0.

 

The built-in wireless is great, haven't tried it online though. Online is free, which is awesome. But Sony's online GUI fucking sucks, especially compared to Microsoft's Marketplace.

 

If I look at it as a Blu-Ray player that happens to play games, then it's great. If I look at it as a gaming console that happens to play high-def DVDs, then it's only so-so, because there's really only a couple of games that I believe are worth buying at the moment. As far as FPS games go, the 360's controller is far superior with the full triggers rather than the PS3's half-assed bumper-trigger. But I'm torn, because I don't want to pay for the Gold membership and the PS3 online is free.

 

Speaking of controllers, Sony is finally putting out a Dual-Shock controller for the PS3 in April. It's out in Japan already, I had one sent to me through play-asia.com for $55 already, which is only five dollars more than it will cost when it eventually comes out here. When I play Ratchet and Clank, the controller vibrates, so it will have some retro-capability with the older games.

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Yeah, I got that on my Netflix queue. What sucks is none of the video stores rent Blu-Ray, only Netflix. Buying them is ridiculously expensive, but Netflix doesn't charge any extra to rent them. We're waiting for the new Rambo movie to come out on high-def in May, because that movie kicked fucking ass.

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I agree - used both and since Im a huge racing fan I think the analog sensitivity of the bumpers is far more accurate and has a longer angle than the 360 triggers, which seem more geared strictly for shooting than a full analog button

 

O RLY?!

I was always impressed with the 360's (and the original xbox's) controllers simply because I play racing games more than anything, and when you are halfway through the Andretti hairpin at laguna seca, you can give it 1/4 to 1/2 to 3/4 gas, whereas on the ps2 on the triggers it is stop or go. I didn't realise they have given the ps3 controllers new triggers...

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yeah, the ps3 bluetooths are miles above, its a different analog from the old dual shock. If im not mistaken it even looks different but I havnt played ps2 in years because I hated the controllers too...

loved the original xbox, but they were all cheap and the best one i found ironically was a 7$ no name brand that had green LEDs and a clear case...

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I'm starting to get into RTS games a bit more. The cafe that I play CS:S at has the newest Command and Conquer installed and I play it a little bit.

 

I searched around a bit online and they're actually giving C&C 95 away for free, so I grabbed that.

 

Uhh....been playing TF2 a little bit as well. Scout class owns so hard.

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Not just that, try playing tiger woods with those stupid fucking buttons as opposed to the the normal ones.

Also using those triggers for driving games wears your fingers out ALOT quicker than the older style ones.

 

 

I play mainly shooters, and I prefer the 360 controller very much over the PS3 controller. Not really into sports games, and only into the driving games that are arcade-like. I've been playing video games since 1986, so, I feel my opinion has some validity to it as well. It's an opinion, of course. I only played FPS games on the PC since forever, and I still believe that the mouse and keyboard is the best way to play and the ONLY way to play competitively online or at a tournament, but for single-player, the 360 has the first console controller that I really, really like using for FPS games, PARTICULARLY BIOSHOCK. I fucking lovers that game.

 

I also really liked using the controller for Oblivion, though that is basically a fully-RPG-ized FPS.

 

The PS3 controller feels really, really natural for Ratchet and Clank: Future, I must say. But Resistence, which is by the same developer, is difficult for me to get the hang of because it is a FPS and I am just not used to the controller. Maybe with time I will be, but not right now. I don't find the 360 triggers to be laggy in the slightest bit while playing FPS games. I'm able to do head-shots on splicers in Bioshock using the cross-bow with a quickness.

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Yeah, I got that on my Netflix queue. What sucks is none of the video stores rent Blu-Ray, only Netflix. Buying them is ridiculously expensive, but Netflix doesn't charge any extra to rent them. We're waiting for the new Rambo movie to come out on high-def in May, because that movie kicked fucking ass.

 

Our Hollywood Videos here have Blu-Ray.

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I hear you fermentor but I just don't like it.

Maybe it is the large range of motion that they have that leads me to believe it is inaccurate. I was playing that kayne and Lynch and there just seemed to be too much of the shit control layout to keep me interested.

On another note, I finally passed Raining Blood on GH3. I hadnt' played in liek a month and then finishing that and the duel and TTFAF gave my thumb a blister. Makes me laugh.

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i'm actually really surprised at how good this game is......after turok i needed something to make up for that fucking crap.

i'll most likely rent lost odyssey next.

 

honestly you wont get much out of L.O. in one rental period.

 

I've put 60 hours into it and i still could do another 15 hours of leveling and sidequests if i wanted.

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