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Re: Commandos 3
Jun 6, 2008, 18:46
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Re: Commandos 3 Jun 6, 2008, 18:46
Jun 6, 2008, 18:46
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I bought it. Definitely worth the $10 for some old school arcade fun. The 3D graphics are a welcome improvement over the original and the character models have a Team Fortress 2 look about them. Four difficulty levels and up to 3 player coop. It's a nice break from games that make you think when all you really want to do is shoot bad guys and blow stuff up.

Looking for some feedback on Novastrike as that looks to be pretty fun as well.


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Re: Keyboard & Mouse
Jun 5, 2008, 14:58
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Re: Keyboard & Mouse Jun 5, 2008, 14:58
Jun 5, 2008, 14:58
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Why the fuck consoles don't have the ability to use a Keyboard & Mouse is beyond me.

PS3 does. It's up to the developer to take advantage of it though.


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Re: No subject
May 30, 2008, 10:57
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Re: No subject May 30, 2008, 10:57
May 30, 2008, 10:57
JM
 
But I don't see why a section with news in in every day should be removed, just because you don't like what people are saying.

I was trying to make a point. Should we get rid of the consolidation section? Obviously not. By expressing my frustration the hope is that perhaps some of the more rampant fanboys around here will start to realize that they are contributing nothing to the "discussions". Of course, I don't actually expect that to be the result as fanboys are a strange breed.

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Re: No subject
May 30, 2008, 10:41
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Re: No subject May 30, 2008, 10:41
May 30, 2008, 10:41
JM
 
Maybe you should avoid the section then. I enjoy the Consolidation section for it's news and being able to comment on it.

I'd like to come here and read meaningful comments, but you can be fairly certain if there is a PS3 story on the list, then the lame fanboy remarks are sure to follow. It's annoying and childish and until recently, a relatively rare occurrence on Blue's News. Glad you're OK with it though as you're certainly getting what you like.

This comment was edited on May 30, 10:43.
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Re: No subject
May 29, 2008, 23:52
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Re: No subject May 29, 2008, 23:52
May 29, 2008, 23:52
JM
 
I think it says something about the PS3 that MGS4 is being viewed as some sort of second coming, or maybe first coming, for that console. How desperate are PS3 owners for A game?

Bluesnews is becoming more and more like joystiq and kotaku with the rampant fanboism. Is anyone here over 12? Maybe it would be best to do away with the consolidation section altogether if it would mean a return to respectability.

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Guitar stunt
May 27, 2008, 13:42
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Guitar stunt May 27, 2008, 13:42
May 27, 2008, 13:42
JM
 
This one is much better - http://tinyurl.com/3gsohw


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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 17:41
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 17:41
May 21, 2008, 17:41
JM
 
Where did I say "it sucks on the console"? I didn't. I also stated in my first comment "just about every FPS", that does not equal all.

Uncharted, excellent game. Woulda been better with a mouse/keyboard though. CoD4 may still be a good game on a console, but it's still better on a PC.

You may not have stated that COD4 sucks, but you appear to be refuting my claim that it is awesome on consoles by stating that it is better on the PC.

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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 17:05
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 17:05
May 21, 2008, 17:05
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Call of Duty 4 on the PS3 is awesome.

Not when you have the option to play it on a PC with mouse & keyboard.

Just because it may be better on the PC does not mean it sucks on the console. The fact that it runs better on my PS3 than on my (admittedly dated) PC was the deciding factor for me to go console. Getting used to the controls took about an hour, tops.

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Re: No subject
May 21, 2008, 15:54
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Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 15:54
May 21, 2008, 15:54
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They both suck, along with just about every other FPS on consoles.

Call of Duty 4 on the PS3 is awesome.

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Re: Sexual content?
May 15, 2008, 14:43
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Re: Sexual content? May 15, 2008, 14:43
May 15, 2008, 14:43
JM
 
I take more offense to names with 420 in them

Seriously? That's offensive to you?

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Re: Racy Ad
May 15, 2008, 14:13
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Re: Racy Ad May 15, 2008, 14:13
May 15, 2008, 14:13
JM
 
If you do encounter a NSFW ad here, please feel free to let me know ASAP

You mean like the one right underneath today's "Out of the Blue"? Personally, I have no problem with it, but the "UGO Underground Online" ad with the topless woman cupping her breasts makes this site a little NSFW where I work.

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Re: GT Grid comparison
May 11, 2008, 18:39
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Re: GT Grid comparison May 11, 2008, 18:39
May 11, 2008, 18:39
JM
 
Has anyone considered the possibility that they simply made a mistake, accidentally labeling a section of the video that actually showed PS3 footage as 'xbox 360'?

The problem is, whether it's intentional or accidental, Gametrailers has a well known history of misrepresenting the PS3. The fact that they continue to do so even though they have been called on it in the past is what pisses me off about these comparison videos. I'm more inclined to believe they have a personal 360 bias only because their "mistakes" always seem to favor that platform. If it was accidental we would have examples of both platforms being misrepresented, but we don't. Gametrailers is scum IMO.


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Re: No subject
May 8, 2008, 14:01
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Re: No subject May 8, 2008, 14:01
May 8, 2008, 14:01
JM
 
Here, did it for you - http://www.vgchartz.com/news/news.php?id=1126

Ugh. I generally avoid stats from vgchartz, but those seem to correlate with the numbers I saw elsewhere. Wish I could find my original source.

This comment was edited on May 8, 14:57.
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Re: No subject
May 8, 2008, 13:03
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Re: No subject May 8, 2008, 13:03
May 8, 2008, 13:03
JM
 
* Actual MS sales data from last week shows Xbox 360 console sales at retail went up 54% week-over-week as a result of GTA's success
* According to retailers more than 60% of all GTA games sold in the first week were the Xbox 360 version
* Retailers are telling us that the game is attaching strongly to new console sales, with roughly 40% of new consoles selling with a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV

In terms of new console sales, more people bought a PS3 for GTA4 than those who bought a 360. And yes, more 360 versions of GTA4 were sold (makes sense since there are more 360s out there), but the attach rate for the PS3 was higher.

I'm too lazy to find the link now that shows this, but I will post it if I come across it again.

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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 18:10
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 18:10
May 7, 2008, 18:10
JM
 
I still don't know a single person with a PS3.

And I know 3 who do own PS3s not including myself and the other posters on this site. So I guess it boils down to who you know. Considering over 12,000,000 units have been sold this shouldn't really be surprising.

This comment was edited on May 7, 18:11.
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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 18:06
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 18:06
May 7, 2008, 18:06
JM
 
But at the same time the PS3 DOES have hardware issues. While I was up north I got to play with my brother in laws on his mega home theater and I had some issues with the system. I had the system freeze up on me for no apparent reason, and also I was playing Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga, when the characters loaded into Cantina they were seriously screwed up.

Isolated incidents do not equal "hardware issues" with the PS3. The 360 is notorious for the RRoD. There is no parallel to that with the PS3. It is quality hardware from top to bottom. Do any of them break? I'm sure they do and I'm sure your experience was frustrating but it definitely is in the minority.

As for the Playstation network, I was trying to find Lego Star Wars games to join and it lists the ping to each game. I could never join a single game due to pings being 400+.
Granted you have to don't have to pay to play online with Xbox Live, but that 50 bucks a year is well worth it when you look at Sony's Free version. And I won't even get started on how much of a pain in the ass it is to navigate the PS3's menu system, or it's Online Marketplace.

I believe your online issues with the PS3 are, once again, either isolated or game, not system, related. I play COD4 multiplayer all the time with zero issues. Pings are consistently sub-100 and disconnects are rare. As for the market place, it WAS horrible but has since been overhauled and vastly improved. No complaints there.

as a gaming machine Blu-Ray is severly holding the machine back with mandatory installs for games and some movies.

On the contrary, Blu-ray has put the console into the hands of folks who might not have normally bought a console. I can count the number of mandatory games installs on one hand. Besides, that's a developer option (since all units have HDDs) and not a requirement. As for movies with mandatory installs, I've yet to encounter a single one and I own approximately 40 movies and have rented many others.


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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 16:34
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 16:34
May 7, 2008, 16:34
JM
 
Looking online for 60gb and 80gb models - now the argument easily stands on the price comparison....even adjusting for an additional HD for the 360!

You are neglecting the cost of Live which adds $50 to the price of the 360 EVERY YEAR. Plus, I think most people want/require a wireless connection which is an additional expense.

Realistically, the two consoles (with comparable setups) aren't that far apart in price. In the end, you will wind up spending WAY more on games over the lifetime of the console so the initial hardware cost is a fairly moot point IMHO.


edit: $180 for a 120GB hard drive?!? That's insane! http://blog.wired.com/games/2008/05/why-a-hard-driv.html


This comment was edited on May 7, 16:46.
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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 15:37
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 15:37
May 7, 2008, 15:37
JM
 
Isn't there the same issues with the PS3? Multiple versions some with compat and some not?!

I know backwards compatibility isn't 100% with the newer consoles but it is still pretty high (or did they remove it altogether?). I have the original 60GB model with the hardware PS2 so it hasn't been an issue. Hooray for being an early adopter!

Well, how many do you want people to buy!?

Man you left yourself wide open there for a "multiple 360s dying" joke but I won't go there!

This comment was edited on May 7, 15:38.
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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 15:21
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 15:21
May 7, 2008, 15:21
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But they still continue to crank out consoles and sell them

Not at the rate they used too. And PS3 sales have been outpacing 360 sales as of late.

And as a 360 owner, I have no need for a PS3 (the argument goes both ways).

Oh, I certainly don't NEED a 360 but was considering it only for some of the 360 exclusives. I'm sure there are plenty of 360 owners buying a PS3 just so they can play the next Metal Gear Solid. The point is, I'm willing to bet that people buying their first console are more likely to gravitate towards the PS3 at this point due to the perception of the 360 being burdened with RRoD issues as well as the other shortcomings I mentioned. Add to that the success of Blu-ray and it makes the PS3 that much more compelling.

That being said, so long as Microsoft addresses the issues I mentioned in my previous post and they offer backwards compatibility with the 360, I'd probably wind up buying their next console.


This comment was edited on May 7, 15:25.
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Re: No subject
May 7, 2008, 14:56
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Re: No subject May 7, 2008, 14:56
May 7, 2008, 14:56
JM
 
MS has also said that the 360 will have a market life shorter than the xbox 1, which makes it pretty clear what MS has in mind.

With the RRoDs, 360s also have a very short shelf life

With the new hardware released - I doubt it - on both comments.

The problem is, the damage is already done. Whether the hardware problems have been addressed or not, the public perception is that the 360 was rushed to market and suffers because of it. Even my wife, who is the furthest thing from a video gamer, knows what the RRoD is. I've been tempted to get a 360 but I am so fearful of it dying on me that I don't. Plus, as a PS3 owner, its hard for me to buy something that lacks built-in wireless, has a proprietary/expensive hard drive, and is stuck with DVD for game storage. It seems like too much of a step backwards. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Microsoft was hurrying to release a new console simply so that they could put the shortcomings of the 360 behind them.


This comment was edited on May 7, 15:02.
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