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Old 09-03-2009, 04:55 PM   #2391 (permalink)
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If you're going to harp on about realistic war games at least play realistic war games - the Call of Duty games are (solidly made) blockbusters, nothing more.

And comparing the two is completely ridiculous as they aim for totally different things.
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:47 AM   #2392 (permalink)
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why did video games suck so bad in the early days?

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Old 09-05-2009, 10:40 AM   #2393 (permalink)
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Always found it remarkable and a pity how no-one's managed to make a good game out of Godzilla.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:36 PM   #2394 (permalink)
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Just wrapped up Bioshock last night, getting every achievement. No matter how many times I see it, the "good ending" is my favorite.
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damn... new splinter cell looks pretty bad arse

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Old 09-05-2009, 10:54 PM   #2396 (permalink)
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damn... new splinter cell looks pretty bad arse

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:36 AM   #2397 (permalink)
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question, i've never had a playstation but im thinking about getting a psp due to the fact that so many of the ps1 games are now up for dl and theres a few good psp titles, the question is which on to get? the go or the normal one?
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:43 AM   #2398 (permalink)
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Savygamer found out how to get the full game Sins of a Solar Empire free (legally) on Impulse. Get it while it's there.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:49 AM   #2399 (permalink)
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Playing an old RPG on the PC... Temple of Elemental Evil. Not bad so far, reminds me of Baldur's Gate & the like.

Oh, and *schllurp*.
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I picked up Metroid Zero Mission recently, enjoying it immensely, Ridley seemed a bit quick though. I'm up to Mother Brain and shooting at her while jumping to and from two tiny platforms while turrets and Mother Brain herself shoot at me is hard.

Oh and Valve are cheeky scamps.

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I was on the HL2:CTF beta test team and got to play a practice round with vAlve, but not the actual match (the programmers, artists, and actual devs for the mod played that.)

The mod itself was mostly a CTF mod, and at the time of the match, was very basic (Features have been added since then). It was a CTF match with flags and standard HL2 weapons in multiplayer.

I left the keyboard while observing the match, and when I returned, everything went nuts. Earlier, before we began the match, Valve said we needed to host the match on their servers to insure no cheating by our dev team. They also told the dev team that they wanted to see the source code to make sure there were no special cheats written in before the match. Our dev team agreed and sent them the code and agreed to meet on their server.

It turns out the "we want to make sure no one is cheating" was a ruse. When I returned, I heard Gman's voice saying "Rise and shine Mr. Freeman" and every player's view changed as valve "transformed" into their superhero personas. A title came up giving the Valve employee's name and their alter ego, and they then changed into that alter ego, gaining several powers. One had a rapid fire rocket launcher and infinite health, another turned into a living combine plasma orb and rushed around touching everyone and vaporizing them, the scoreboard went nuts as the points climbed constantly in Valve's favor, even with no flag caps.

What made it even funnier is that Valve only had the mod source code for a day. They even made custom spraypaint logos (really snazzy ones too) for their alter egos. By the end of the match, I couldn't keep from laughing and had a big look of glee on my face. Our dev team thought it was the funniest thing ever and I believe sent Valve a thank you email for the most exciting game of HL2:CTF they had played.

Here is the video of the match. It's a bit blocky due to the encoding at the time, but it gives you an idea of what went on.


They also showed something similar on the PC Gamer UK TF2 server.

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