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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. No more crispy duck served at toilets Aug 7, 2007, 10:14 Smoove
So they were selling food in restrooms?!?


*pause to reflect*

So you're telling me people are walking into the restrooms, getting a good whiff, and then deciding they're hungry and buying food right there?

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: PS3 releases Aug 7, 2007, 10:06 Smoove
As I mentioned, what I think is even a bigger advantage in PS3's Blu-ray drive is storage. Compare the 360's "measly" 4GB storage via DVD to the PS3's 50GB and the possibilities should be readily apparent.

It's actually dual layer dvds, so it's 8.5GB. Your point still holds, however. We'll see how much the storage capacity really matters. On the one hand, we have PS3 games that are so big they would fill up multiple DVDs. On the other hand, I've yet to see a single PC or 360 game that needed more than one DVD. I'm not sure whether this indicates PS3 developers are simply lazy, are using uncompressed files/textures, or are really taking advantage of the format.

For most games, swaping between a DVD or two wouldn't be the biggest deal (similar to Final Fantasy 7/8 and Metal Gear Solid on the PS1 - what's 1 disc swap every 20 hours of play?). Games where it would be the biggest problem (fighting games, sports games, and racing games for example) generally don't need vast amounts of disc space.

And as a snide comment towards the Metal Gear Solid series, which is other wise quite enjoyable, perhaps if they didn't have 18 hours of talking heads, the game could fit on 1 DVD (a reference to Konami saying they were using the full storage of Blu Ray for MGS4).

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: PS3 releases Aug 6, 2007, 12:56 Smoove
I know the PS3 doesn't have a whole slew of exclusives, but I can't put my finger on how many big games are coming for the 360 that are exclusives as well.

Aside from Halo 3 and Bioshock which you mentioned, of interest to me:

Mass Effect (BioWare)
Ace Combat 6 (Namco)
Blue Dragon (Mistwalker)
Project Gotham Racing 4 (Bizarre/Microsoft)
Lost Odyssey (Mistwalker)
Eternal Sonata (Namco) (may not end up being totally 360 exclusive, but will be for the foreseeable future, i.e. throughout the holidays)

The full list of exclusives (which do not all interest me) includes :

Naruto: Rise of a Ninja (Ubisoft)
Scene It?® Lights, Camera, Action (Screenlife Games/WXP)
Viva Piñata®: Party Animals (Krome Studios Pty. Ltd.)

I'll also mention Splinter Cell Conviction, as it will be released in Europe this fall (Spring for the US)

Edit: I'm not trying to just outright bash the PS3. I own a PS, PS2, and PSP, and I assume one day I'll buy a PS3. However, Sony needs to convince me to purchase the system; I'm not going to buy it just because it's out. So far, Sony hasn't done a very good job of convincing me I need a 360 and a PS3.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: PS3 releases Aug 6, 2007, 12:07 Smoove
Ah, it looks like you're right. The official announcement was apparently that the PS3 version will have exclusive features, while some websites read it as being an exclusive. I'll correct my other post.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. PS3 releases Aug 6, 2007, 11:38 Smoove
"Up till now, some may have struggled to justify the price of the PS3. But in the upcoming months, with loads of top games hitting shelves, PS3 gamers can expect more bang for the buck."

August 14, 2007

Madden NFL 08 (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)

August 21, 2007

Ghost Recon: Advanced WarFighter 2 (Shooter) ~ Ubisoft (already released for 360)

August 28, 2007

Dynasty Warriors Gundam (Action) ~ KOEI (360 also)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)
Warhawk (Online Shooter) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)

September 1, 2007

World Snooker Championship 2007 (Arcade) ~ Sega (360 also)

September 03, 2007

NHL 2K8 (Sports) ~ 2k Games (360 also)

September 04, 2007

Lair (Adventure) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)

September 11, 2007

DiRT (Racing) ~ Warner Home Video Games (already available on 360)
NHL 08 (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)

September 12, 2007

Heavenly Sword (Action) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)

September 13, 2007

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Puzzle) ~ Capcom (360 also)

September 17, 2007

John Woo Presents Stranglehold (Action) ~ Midway Games (360 also)
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions (Flight) ~ Ubisoft (360 also, PS3 exclusive content)

September 18, 2007

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (Racing) ~ THQ (360 also)

September 24, 2007

Skate (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)

September 25, 2007

World Series of Poker 2008 (Card) ~ Activision (360 also)

October 1, 2007

Clive Barker's Jericho (Action) ~ Codemasters (360 also)
Eye of Judgment, The (Card) ~Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
Hot Shots Golf 5 (Sports) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
Monster Madness (Action) ~ SouthPeak Interactive (already available on 360)

October 2, 2007

NBA '08 (Sports) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
NBA 2K8 (Sports) ~ 2K Sports (360 also)
NBA Live 08 (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Action) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)

October 4, 2007

Elefunk (Puzzle) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
PlayStation Home (Simulation) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)

October 9, 2007

Folklore (Adventure) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
SEGA Rally Revo (Racing) ~ SEGA (360 also)
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (Sports) ~ Activision (360 also)

October 11, 2007

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil (Shooter) ~ Capcom (360 also)

October 18, 2007

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Fighting) ~ Capcom (360 also)

October 22, 2007

FIFA Soccer 08 (Sports) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)

October 23, 2007

Cars Mater-National (Racing) ~ THQ (360 also)
Conan (Action) ~ THQ (360 also)

October 29, 2007

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Arcade) ~ RedOctane (360 also)
Need for Speed ProStreet (Racing) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)

November 5, 2007

BlackSite: Area 51 (Shooter) ~ Midway (360 also)

November 15, 2007

SingStar (Arcade) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)


Army of Two (Action) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)
Assassin's Creed (Action) ~ Ubisoft (360 also)
Beowulf (Action) ~ Ubisoft (360 also)
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (Strategy) ~ KOEI (360 also)
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Shooter) ~ Ubisoft (360 also)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Shooter) ~ Activision (360 also)
Haze (Shooter) ~ Ubisoft (currently scheduled for release on 360 nearly 3 months before PS3 - 9/1 vs 11/20)
History Channel: Battle For the Pacific (Action) ~ Activision (360 also)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Action) ~ Eidos Interactive (360 also)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Action) ~ LucasArts (360 also)
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (Shooter) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)
Orange Box, The (Shooter) ~ Electronic Arts (360 also)
Ratatouille (Action) ~ THQ (currently out for Nintendo DS, Xbox, Wii, PSP, PS2, 360, Gamecube, and Gameboy Advance)
Rock Band (Arcade) ~ MTV Games (360 also)
Simpsons Game, The (Action) ~ Electronic Arts (360 gets it about 2 weeks earlier)
Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back (Shooter) ~ Activision (360 also)
Talisman (RPG) ~ Capcom (360 also)
Time Crisis 4 (Shooter) ~ Namco (PS3 exclusive)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (Shooter) ~ Codemasters (360 also)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Action) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (PS3 exclusive)
Unreal Tournament 3 (Shooter) ~ Midway Games (PS3 has the exclusive for the first few months, PS3 version scheduled for 11/1, 360 version for 2/1)
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 (Sports) ~ THQ (360 also)


Golden Compass, The (Action) ~ SEGA (360 also
MX Vs. ATV Untamed (Racing) ~ THQ (360 also)
TimeShift (Shooter)~ Sierra (currently schedule for release on 360 10/30 vs 12/04 on PS3)

- 13 PS3 exclusive games, 12 by Sony plus 1 game with exclusive content (Blazing Angels 2)
- 4 games coming out that you can buy on the 360 right now
- 45 games that are also being released on the 360 (does not include the 4 that are already released)
- 1 game scheduled for release on PS3 first(UT3)
- 3 games scheduled for release on 360 first (Haze, Simpsons, Timeshift)

The exclusives:

Warhawk (Online Shooter) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Lair (Adventure) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment (rated 9/10 by Play magazine, and 6, 5.5, 5 by EGM)

Heavenly Sword (Action) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Eye of Judgment, The (Card) ~Sony Computer Entertainment

Hot Shots Golf 5 (Sports) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

NBA '08 (Sports) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Action) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Elefunk (Puzzle) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

PlayStation Home (Simulation) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Folklore (Adventure) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

SingStar (Arcade) ~ Sony Computer Entertainment

Time Crisis 4 (Shooter) ~ Namco

Edit: Might as well do the entire list

This comment was edited on Aug 6, 12:35.
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News Comments > Rage ShakyCam Movie
33. Re: ... Aug 6, 2007, 11:04 Smoove
If there was DX10 for XP I'd be all for giving it a shot, but again only way to get DX10 is with Vista, and I'm just not ready to do that until my catalog of games are fully Vista compatible.

Out of curiosity, what games are you worried about Vista compatibility with? I've got Home Premium 64-bit and all the games I've tried on it work fine. I've certainly tried nowhere near my full library though.

Actually, what's been my biggest problem with Vista has been nvidia's craptastic SLI support in their drivers. In a number of games, my framerate is significantly hurt by enabling SLI. In the previous beta driver, enabling SLI caused the display driver to stop responding every few minutes, but the latest beta driver fixes this issue.

Single card support does work acceptably if SLI is disabled, but I'm not a fan of having one card just sit there. Vista has been RTM since last November, and nvidia still can't get their drivers fully up to par. Fortunately, I've learned my lesson and my future computers will not use SLI.

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News Comments > EA End of Online Support Announcement
15. Re: No subject Aug 4, 2007, 20:38 Smoove
"We at EA would like to thank you for your support of our games by disabling part of their functionality. While you paid for a game that included multiplayer online functionality, we did state in small print at the bottom that the online features may be "retired" after 30 days notice. We hope you will choose to upgrade to the latest version of our football/golf/hockey/basketball/racing/soccer simulations which include new jerseys/polo shirts/advertisements/decals/grass animations as well as functioning online play. Please note, the previously mentioned online play will be canceled this time next year may be retired with 30 days notice.

All of us at EA would like to thank you for your money and hope that you buy our current and future lineup so that you can continue to play online."

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News Comments > Rage Announced
2. Very original Aug 3, 2007, 20:41 Smoove
I know I'm judging this extremely early, but it's not exactly the most original of plots. Id, what exactly about this game makes it special? It's more outdoors than most your games?

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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Announced
2. I admit it... Aug 3, 2007, 16:32 Smoove
...every time they announce a new expansion, I get excited. Ah well, I'm sure it won't be out anytime soon; it hasn't even been delayed yet.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: No subject Aug 3, 2007, 16:08 Smoove
Fact is, making such a big game so early on in the 2 platforms lives was nothing short of stupid, now they're bitching they dont know the platforms?

Actually, if the rumor is true, they're bitching that the PS3 is hard to program for. I'm can't say whether the rumor is true or not, but given that the general consensus is that the PS3 is harder to program for than the 360, and given that the 360 has been out a year longer, it seems logical that if there was a version that was having problems, it would be the PS3 version.

Now as Take 2, the question is whether this is a smart move to delay both versions if only one is running behind. Their contract with Sony must have some heavy penalties if they'll give up this holiday season and take a stock hit to keep from breaking it. I'd be tempted to release both versions this fall, and then patch the PS3 version later. Given current console sales, I'd think the loss in PS3 sales due to it being unfinished would be offset by the extra 360 sales due to the holiday season.

That said, I really just don't want to have to wait until next year for GTA. If I had wanted to sit around and wait for games to come out, I would have bought a PS3.

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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: online games Aug 3, 2007, 15:47 Smoove
Frankly I hate the voice chat on the 360 entirely. In my experience, 99% of the people who talk on xbox live are complete idiots I don't want to hear talking when I'm trying to enjoy a game. Instead of using voice chat for discussing strategy, it's used to tell everyone else they're n00bs who suck and that they need to learn how to play the game. It's a shame there isn't a system-wide option to disable incoming and outgoing voice chat.

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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Vista Drivers
1. Hmm... Aug 3, 2007, 12:00 Smoove
I could be crazy, and I can see the date is listed as yesterday, but I swear these drivers were released a few weeks ago.

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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Bottled water Aug 1, 2007, 19:06 Smoove
And bottled water does NOT taste better than all tap water. My local water treatment plant pumps some damn fine H20.

Wish I could say the same. My local tap water is among the worst I've ever had. Using ice cubes made from it produces a very noticeable bitter taste in most drinks, and the water leaves behind white mineral spotting after it dries. In fact, the water is so hard it was recently asked to star in pr0n.

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News Comments > New WoW Add-on Spied?
11. Re: No subject Aug 1, 2007, 10:01 Smoove
The biggest class balancing problem in WoW is attempting to balance the PvE and PvP content simultaneously. They need to make it so that every spell and ability has dual functions. What it does against mobs and what it does against other players. That way they can balance one without screwing the other like the continue to do over and over again.

Thank you! This is what I've been telling my friends for months now. Blizz screws up perfectly valid PvE spells/abilities because they are abused in PvP. It's not like they don't already tweak a couple spells for PvP, why not adjust them all?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Dammit... Jul 31, 2007, 11:13 Smoove
...I was ready to post something about how stupid it is that we are stabbing monkeys to test something so stupid, and then I noticed the onion logo in the corner. Now I've got nothing

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Sony sued Jul 31, 2007, 00:24 Smoove
A quick google didn't even turn up a website for "Parallel Processing Corporation." International Parallel Machines does have a website, and it's almost good enough to be on geocities.

IPM does seem to actually offer products for sale, so it could actually be trying to defend a patent rather than be patent squatting. As I can't find anything on PPC, I'm forced to assume it is nothing more than a front for a patent lawyer to make a quick buck. If they have an actual product, they sure aren't trying to advertise it.

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News Comments > Rein on Consoles, DX10
1. He's right Jul 30, 2007, 22:01 Smoove
The low end PCs will always suck as long as integrated graphics exist. They're all fine and well for corporate PCs, but any PC for home use that has any chance of seeing a game more technically-demanding than solitaire has no right to ship with them. PC manufacturers are more than happy to throw dual core processors and gigs of ram in the PCs they build, but God help them if they put a dedicated graphics card in anything but a "gaming PC".

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Wing Commander like games Jul 26, 2007, 19:16 Smoove
The targeting system was weak, and I've yet to save the convoy, no matter what ships I attack or what I do. I managed otherwise with the controls, but the allied AI aggravated me. I swear, if I didn't kill an enemy myself, it wasn't getting killed.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: 40GB PS3 Jul 26, 2007, 13:33 Smoove
While I can see how stripping out the Wifi, memory card reader, and using a smaller hard drive would save costs, if they use only software emulation as in the European model, I would think backwards compatibility wouldn't cost them a thing.

Personally, I'd rather they removed the Blu Ray drive and just used DVD, but obviously that wouldn't work at this point.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: ?? Jul 26, 2007, 11:22 Smoove
Nope, I thought the same thing. I assumed Blue stayed out of the console wars, much like a console version of Sweden.

I was surprised as well to find out that it was a 3rd person game. I could have sworn the screen shots I saw of it were from directly behind the craft, but apparently it's the drugs talking.

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