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mucat

Hall of Fame
RIP BioWare, are you joking me? They have Mercs 2 and Mass Effect still to come out, two of the biggest games. Yes Halflife Episode 2 came out a few days ago.
If you follow the history of EA or PC game history, you will know EA killed lots of good (and some geat game companies) in the past. None of them prevailed. And EA is not known for making great game nowaday.
 

goober

Legend
UT3 demo released yesterday. Seems like a cross between UT99 and 2k4 with better graphics even though the demo has low res textures.
 

stoffer

Rookie
Its FPS heaven this fall with Bioshock, The Orange Box, Quake Wars, UT3 and the one Im most looking forward to... Crysis. :)
 

Voltron

Hall of Fame
^^^

Have you played through BioShock yet? It's uhhhh, pretty damn good.


BTW, did anyone besides me actually get Halo 3?
 

Shashwat

Semi-Pro
Ehhh not a huge gamer but sometimes go over to play with friends. Obviously the game to play right now is Halo 3.

But i still play the Halo 1 PC edition, and i pwn noobs :D.
So if you want to play Halo 1 PC, let me know and i'll pwn you. :)
 

Lakoste

Professional
Got Valve's Orange Box yesterday, and I am really liking Portal. Hopefully some community built maps will come out soon.

Any other Portal fans out there?
 

WBF

Hall of Fame
Got Valve's Orange Box yesterday, and I am really liking Portal. Hopefully some community built maps will come out soon.

Any other Portal fans out there?
I was enjoying the hell out of TF2 during the weeks they had it available for those who pre-ordered, and had a great time with Portal when it was finally unlocked. Now I'm back to my TF2 addiction, but definately awaiting some usermade maps (or perhaps Valve will surpise us with some official ones as time goes on!).
 

Freedom

Professional
So I heard a rumor that Call of Duty 4 might come to Wii. Is that true, or am I desperately looking for a shooter and am running out of options?
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
So I heard a rumor that Call of Duty 4 might come to Wii. Is that true, or am I desperately looking for a shooter and am running out of options?
Probably the latter. Even if it does come out for Wii it will resemble a PSP game and the aiming will be crap. But don't despair for Super Smash Bros is coming:D
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Dude lol forget about halo 3, its halo 2.5. Halo 2 with new shiny graphics and fixed bugs, dats it.

Gears of War is the king, #1 most played game on xbl once again, seems like only halo fanboys r still enjoying it eh?. Everyone is sick of halo now, its was all publicity and marketing, people who bought it just coz "everyone" was going to buy it.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Dude lol forget about halo 3, its halo 2.5. Halo 2 with new shiny graphics and fixed bugs, dats it.

Gears of War is the king, #1 most played game on xbl once again, seems like only halo fanboys r still enjoying it eh?. Everyone is sick of halo now, its was all publicity and marketing, people who bought it just coz "everyone" was going to buy it.
:rolleyes: I haven't played Gears since probably about a month since I got it. Where did you get Gears of War is #1 most played on xbox live? Like this month? I doubt it. Halo was the biggest entertainment launch in history. Gears was barely a blip compared to it.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
:rolleyes: I haven't played Gears since probably about a month since I got it. Where did you get Gears of War is #1 most played on xbox live? Like this month? I doubt it. Halo was the biggest entertainment launch in history. Gears was barely a blip compared to it.
I read it somewhere at a spanish gaming forums.

And its true man believe me, for every 10 people on my friendlist 8 say gears of war, and 4 have all teha rchievments.

And at the forums, everyone is saying halo bored me already.

In spanish of course
 

ShiroRm

Rookie
Wow... lots of new games coming out. I still play "Tennis" on my old GameBoy (not the color one).

Best game ever...

http://nindb.classicgaming.gamespy.com/dmg/tn.shtml
Nice game, but "Top Rank Tennis" on b/w gb was superior ;-)
For me the best is still Final Match tennis for the Nec Turbo grafx/PC engine.
Try it via emulation. I'm sure you'll be very surprised

Speaking about series:
- castlevania
- metroid
- shooters: by compile (Gunhead/Blazing lasers-Aleste-Spriggan etc); by konami (scramble-gradius-parodius etc); by hudson (star soldier-hector 87-final soldier-star paroder-gates of thunder); by toaplan (tiger heli-batsugun); by cave (donpachi-dodonpachi etc); by success (cotton-psyvariar 2); by irem (xmultiply-rtype); by technosoft (thunderforce)
- stupid platforms by taito: especially, rainbow islands and parasol stars
 
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Freedom

Professional
I read it somewhere at a spanish gaming forums.

And its true man believe me, for every 10 people on my friendlist 8 say gears of war, and 4 have all teha rchievments.

And at the forums, everyone is saying halo bored me already.

In spanish of course
But consider that Halo isn't NEARLY as popular in other countries as opposed to America...
 

LuckyR

Legend
Got Valve's Orange Box yesterday, and I am really liking Portal. Hopefully some community built maps will come out soon.

Any other Portal fans out there?
I heard that the Orange box was out (I specifically didn't play Episode 1 so I could play them back to back). I heard that Episode 3 might have a Portal level, although maybe that was just folks wishing...

I was really happy to see the Jagged Alliance 3 trailer looked as god as it did. I guess GTA4 is a 4/08 approx release.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
But consider that Halo isn't NEARLY as popular in other countries as opposed to America...
Exactly, well maybe mexico and spain are the biggest fans after the US but still, halo is not original, same shooter new gadgets.

Gears is something new, fresh, with a cool story and style, darkish, creepy, keeps things interesting, halo is just run and gun. Halo 3s campaign dissapointed, gears was short but damn was it awesome!
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Exactly, well maybe mexico and spain are the biggest fans after the US but still, halo is not original, same shooter new gadgets.

Gears is something new, fresh, with a cool story and style, darkish, creepy, keeps things interesting, halo is just run and gun. Halo 3s campaign dissapointed, gears was short but damn was it awesome!
I read it somewhere at a spanish gaming forums.

And its true man believe me, for every 10 people on my friendlist 8 say gears of war, and 4 have all teha rchievments.

And at the forums, everyone is saying halo bored me already.

In spanish of course
I don't trust you at all actually. Maybe all your friends are playing Gears because you met them playing Gears? Ever thought of that? I know that every single person on my friends list plays Halo 3, because that's the only place I've added any. Unless you show some facts, there is no way in hell I'd ever believe you. Actually I bet it's not even mildly close.

Oh yeah new story:rolleyes: Aliens coming to destroy our planet.

EDIT: Anyway GOW is a great game, but the last thing I would try to do is 1) Argue it had a good story and 2) Say people like it's multiplayer more than Halo 3.
 
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Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
I don't trust you at all actually. Maybe all your friends are playing Gears because you met them playing Gears? Ever thought of that? I know that every single person on my friends list plays Halo 3, because that's the only place I've added any. Unless you show some facts, there is no way in hell I'd ever believe you. Actually I bet it's not even mildly close.

Oh yeah new story:rolleyes: Aliens coming to destroy our planet.

EDIT: Anyway GOW is a great game, but the last thing I would try to do is 1) Argue it had a good story and 2) Say people like it's multiplayer more than Halo 3.

Halo is only alive coz of its fanboys... GoW has way more action and fun in multiplayer than halo, its just fanboyism. And locust arent aliens =).

Dont believe me, but you just prooved ur a die hard halo fanboy so, why should i elieve you?:rolleyes:
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Halo is only alive coz of its fanboys... GoW has way more action and fun in multiplayer than halo, its just fanboyism. And locust arent aliens =).

Dont believe me, but you just prooved ur a die hard halo fanboy so, why should i elieve you?:rolleyes:
Oh yeah it's fanboys. So are you a Gears of War fanboy? It sounds like you love GOW while you hate Halo, does that make you a fanboy? I play them both, so am I a less of a fanboy than you? When does somebody become a fanboy?

Locusts aren't aliens:lol: Oh I'm sorry, what are they then? What are you going to say creatures maybe? Oh I guess I missed that distinction.

Fanboys are usually characterized by their rabid love for a game and their lack of the ability to say anything incoherent, so when I see "coz" "prooved" and not one apostrophe in a sentence I tend to think I'm not the fanboy. Especially when all you have to say is "it has more action and fun in multiplayer." Try reading that sentence to yourself. Maybe you will learn something.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Oh yeah it's fanboys. So are you a Gears of War fanboy? It sounds like you love GOW while you hate Halo, does that make you a fanboy? I play them both, so am I a less of a fanboy than you? When does somebody become a fanboy?

Locusts aren't aliens:lol: Oh I'm sorry, what are they then? What are you going to say creatures maybe? Oh I guess I missed that distinction.

Fanboys are usually characterized by their rabid love for a game and their lack of the ability to say anything incoherent, so when I see "coz" "prooved" and not one apostrophe in a sentence I tend to think I'm not the fanboy. Especially when all you have to say is "it has more action and fun in multiplayer." Try reading that sentence to yourself. Maybe you will learn something.

Defending the game while at the same time making fun of my typing, see i dont give a halo about how i write and what you think of it. Locusts were already beneath the surface when humans first got to Sera. Yes i am a Gears of War fanboy for now, when CoD4 and GoW PC arrive both on november 6th ill support both games, and seriously, CoD4 might take the #1 spot on xboxlive, its got so many unlocks and such a nice multiplayer, with actually new stuff, not just fixed bugs and shinier graphics.

I dont hate halo, i used to play it to kill the wait for Gears. I Hate the people who buy halo just because "everyone is going to", or just because they saw a cool tv ad, when actually everybody has to admit, the Mad World Gears of War tv ad was WAAAAAAAY better than any "believe" stuff by halo.

Now, a lost of people have said that halo dissapointed them, and i agree, its the same stuff just with fixed bugs.
Halo is all hype, wait a year, with all the new games coming it wont be the same as the halo 2 for the Xbox.
 
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Noveson

Hall of Fame
Defending the game while at the same time making fun of my typing, see i dont give a halo about how i write and what you think of it. Locusts were already beneath the surface when humans first got to Sera. Yes i am a Gears of War fanboy for now, when CoD4 and GoW PC arrive both on november 6th ill support both games, and seriously, CoD4 might take the #1 spot on xboxlive, its got so many unlocks and such a nice multiplayer, with actually new stuff, not just fixed bugs and shinier graphics.
Oh yeah 5 new vehicles, 2 new grenades, 7 new enemies, new gametypes, a whole new race of enemies, ect....Real old.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Whole new race? Brutes and Flood? wow, new gametypes, still the same run n gun, 2 new nades, which do the same stuff, xplode and kill, WOW, 5 new vehicles, most of the time you dont use them.

so yeah, big improvment
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Whole new race? Brutes and Flood? wow, new gametypes, still the same run n gun, 2 new nades, which do the same stuff, xplode and kill, WOW, 5 new vehicles, most of the time you dont use them.

so yeah, big improvment
Ah jeez I'm not even going to start to pick this apart. It's all good, Halo 3 is huge and millions agree with me, there are always gonna be people that don't like it. Fine with me I guess.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Neurothustra said:
Well, I vote Gears. I was playing Halo 3 last night, and it occurred to me during a shower of grenades how well put together Gears is. The pace is far more cerebral, and things like grenades must be calculated as oppsed to just spamming them (which you can still do, but not nearly as haphazardly). Not to knock Halo 3, it's great, particularly where Matchmaking is concerned (primarily, in fact); I won't dell on that subject for too long, as there are numerous threads about it as-is - but hopefully Epic hears our cries for a btter matchmaking system (at the very least, Ranked matches with friends).

Plus, Gears has the obvious thing, like better graphics/engine, violent gameplay and a far grittier atmosphere. Halo 3 has a lot going for it, and I will certianly log more hours playing it, but Gears is a superior game. 'nuff said.

Zoob said:
I like both alot but Im already tired of halo...and still playing Gears

Brookfield61 said:
i play both, you can't compare them at all... two entirely different games, both awesome.
(i agree witht he guy, but i still think gears is better)
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Neurothustra said:
Well, I vote Gears. I was playing Halo 3 last night, and it occurred to me during a shower of grenades how well put together Gears is. The pace is far more cerebral, and things like grenades must be calculated as oppsed to just spamming them (which you can still do, but not nearly as haphazardly). Not to knock Halo 3, it's great, particularly where Matchmaking is concerned (primarily, in fact); I won't dell on that subject for too long, as there are numerous threads about it as-is - but hopefully Epic hears our cries for a btter matchmaking system (at the very least, Ranked matches with friends).

Plus, Gears has the obvious thing, like better graphics/engine, violent gameplay and a far grittier atmosphere. Halo 3 has a lot going for it, and I will certianly log more hours playing it, but Gears is a superior game. 'nuff said.

Zoob said:
I like both alot but Im already tired of halo...and still playing Gears

Brookfield61 said:
i play both, you can't compare them at all... two entirely different games, both awesome.
(i agree witht he guy, but i still think gears is better)
That's 3 guys. I tried to let you off the hook there. How about the fact that Halo 3 beat Gears in every gaming magazine? Do they not matter?
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Its all about the hype, if halo 3 gets game of the year, and all the awards gears got then i will shut my mouth, but if it only gets game of the year, it wont even scratch gears's nutz, gears got like game of the year, best graphic engine, sound, gameplay, etc etc on most gaming awards or whatever, if halo does that ill shut it. But gears 2 will come, and kick the sh** out of halo.
 

Noveson

Hall of Fame
Its all about the hype, if halo 3 gets game of the year, and all the awards gears got then i will shut my mouth, but if it only gets game of the year, it wont even scratch gears's nutz, gears got like game of the year, best graphic engine, sound, gameplay, etc etc on most gaming awards or whatever, if halo does that ill shut it. But gears 2 will come, and kick the sh** out of halo.
Oh so all these magazines bought into the hype, that's all? So did Gears have no hype, because I'm pretty sure it was the most hyped game of the year. The only reason Gears got game of the year, was because Halo wasn't out then. Even without Halo this year Gears wouldn't have gotten it, something like Mass Effect, CoD4, or Unreal would have.
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
Yes, and at IGn it got 9.5 and gears got 9.4, and i think it was just to please its readers or members or whatever.

And of course not, a game cant be game of the year 2 consecutive years DUH!.

And my vote for game of the year is for bioshock
 

Teh_pwnerer

Semi-Pro
1%.. its just one, just wait till IGN does the Year awards thingy.. there we'll see, i admit gears's time may have passed, but its still a way better game overall than halo.
 

Freedom

Professional
I'm tempted to say that Gears is a more intimate game, while Halo 3 is more mass appealing. That being said, I do prefer playing Halo more, simply because it is easier to just pick up and have fun. In Gears, if you don't know the maps and the weapons, you're probably not going to win. Whereas in Halo, anyone can pick up a SMG and a grenade and go to town. Knowing the maps and weapons in Halo certainly makes your chances of winning higher, but you can still enjoy the game while being totally new to it.

This isn't a knock against Gears- I've had a lot of fun in my short experience with it, but you just cannot deny that Halo has something special about it that makes hundreds of thousands of people play every night.
 

mucat

Hall of Fame
Just ordered VX2835WM. I don't know how my spouse will react to something this big...from past experience, I might not live long enough to enjoy it...
 

equinox

Hall of Fame
I'm probably going to recycle my silentpipe 7600GT into a new low end O/Cd
e2140 computer and upgrade to 8800GT in my e6400+4GB comp for crysis this Christmas. I'm waiting atleast 3 weeks for ati's new gfx release and for the 8800GT price gouging to stop.

Or i just might save my pennys for the new wii games. Hurry up Nintendo!
 
hey, what are some good non-shooters/non-sports games for the 360? I already have Gears, Halo 3, and I need to buy a bball and fball game, so what else is there besides shooters and guitar hero?
 
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