Nov. 26, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST
Gotta love these gift guides
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST
Please go out and buy this dvd if you haven't seen it. You won't regret it. Unless you're fucking stupid and have no sense of humour, in which case, don't bother.
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Of course, the fact that my brother was sitting on me and suffocating me as I screamed my six or seven-year-old head off probably had something to do with it...
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST
The PS3 is vastly superior
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
You just both couldn't play at the same time. Tag in tag out.
Nov. 26, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST
Especially when it comes to multiplayer.With all the play mode options like wager, demolition just to name a few and most importantly, the cusotmization of your weapons and logos. Oh, and the campaign mode is great as well. it's one not to be passed over.And yes, HALO Reach is another excellent FPS.
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST
Personally, I feel Uncharted 2 is the best PS3 exclusive.
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST
by Nosferatu Jones
I mean, what the fuck... how is it that the PhotoShop artwork on Blu-Ray DVD covers actually manages to be WORSE than that on standard DVD's??? What a bunch of motherfuckin' eyesores. (With the exception of the vintage Corman artwork, of course.)
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Not just Blu-Ray. Criterion does some good covers, but that's about it.
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST
I really don't understand ANYONE getting passed the HORRIBLE the controls of Red Dead Redemption I wanted to love the game, I really did, but it plays like SHIT. TERRIBLE. As for Heavy Rain...that game has some of the worst writing/acting I've seen in a game in years! If you want a decent game and GREAT acting/story, go for Mass Effect 2 or Enslaved. And just to agree with you on one game, God of War 3 is pretty awesome!
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST
Wow! I must get that set! If the bluray has no region and can be played on an American bluray player, a PS3 should be ok, right?
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST
I had that on c64. Good game. The AI was pretty dumb though.
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST
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Nov. 27, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST
I was gonna geek out and buy it till I heard it was the censored version-I refuse to buy any censored Disney stuff.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST
(which is only for Season 1 anyway) and watch all the episodes for free on youtube. Each episode is less than 10 minutes long, so the whole package seems like a rip. But overall the series was fun, while extremely brief.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST
Are like 13 bucks a season, how is 99 bucks for the whole fucking series a good deal? Okay, Season 5 isn't available separately yet, but either it will be or the Whole Series set will be marked WAY the fuck down by June. Anybody who blows 99 bucks on that is a fucking chump.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST
That's what I've heard, but I just spent a year (a year!) memorizing all the multi-player maps on MW2, and I don't have the time to learn all the new ones. That, and I'm kind of a puss when it comes to playing video games against 12 year olds that obviously have spent WAY more time than me on it. Red Dead Redemption's controls did kind of suck, but what do you expect when there's that much visual detail in it. The Dead-Eye was freaking awesome though. The multiplayer is also pretty sweet, me & my buddy spent two days trying to get 'The Wild Bunch' title for both of our characters. I was pretty pissed when you got to the mountains on the borders of the map & you couldn't go up them. Just Cause 2 puts RDR's world to shame, just in sheer size & go-anywhere mentality.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST
where else can you kill a hooker, raccoon, and skin a horse?
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST
They've come out with some wonderful BluRays that won't play outside of the US. Unless you own a, prohibitively expensive, multiregion BluRay player. So, for most of us it will have to be standard def Thin Red Line.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST
I'll pull up to $70 out of my own pocket to purchase Call of Duty Black Ops for one lucky gaming bastard. All he or she has to do is complete my very simple, easy research survey (totally legit). http://www.console-research.com I only have a couple more days to gather data. Almost have enough for critical mass. Your odds of winning a game are actually quite high. You just need to fill the fuckin' thing out for my poor old Irish ass.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST
Clearly you have much better taste in movies than you do in television. Married with Children best network sitcom ever? Jesus Christo, Quint, is this some kind of Christmas joke? You never watched Cheers? Taxi? All in the Family? Roseanne? A short-lived program called The Simpsons, maybe? Hell, I'd put Frasier ahead of Married with Children...
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST
No, you were the only person that saw it who didn't like it. <p> Cool list again Quint.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST
This is nice.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST
by Star Hump
The government wants Annabelle to have some sort of Thanksgiving dinner so I made some “Thanksgiving” like food. She already eats Sweet Potatoes (which I’ll be making more of today) and Butternut Squash is also a Thanksgiving like food especially served hot. I just need a little more variety. I made Cranberries and Green Beans. I’m concerned that the Cranberries may be too fucking tart. I did add Apple Juice and a bit of sugar to sweeten it up so the little twat wouldn't cry. We’ll see. I was afraid that the Green Beans may freeze weird but they were just fine. I’ve perfected the art of releasing the Green Bean cubes from the tray. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I’m happy with how this is all turning out. So today I’m making Sweet Potatoes as well as Pears for the dog, Fuckster. I might even do Apples. We’ll see. I don’t want to make too much since these foods only last a month and the undead walk the earth. I can also make carrots. So many choices. So little time.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST
Am really enjoying CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS multiplayer (when it's playable and not a laggy slideshow, which does happen about 25% of the time).<p> I agree with Quint the single-player isnt as good as MODERN WARFARE tho. Every cut-scene throughout the entire story consists of a mongoloid computer voice saying "TELL ME ABOUT THE NUMBERS MASON", and then an aussie american voice yelling "I DONT KNOW ABOUT ANY FUCKIN NUMBERS!". Repeat x100.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST
Don't let the lil' snots intimidate ya in multiplayer.But I agree that it takes a bit of practice and getting a bit familiar with the maps. the worst thing about multiplayer are those same 12 year olds yelling obcenities and racist remarks online.(some fuckers even go out their way to design swatikas and other offensive icons when creating logos.)but all in all the game is highly addictive.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST
If your conection is laggy due to a NAT problem, i suggest you forward your ports. (assuming you have an XB360 or PS3.)Check out portforward.com<p>As for the campaign mode, I somewhat digress especially when the plot further unravels during the 3rd arc. (And not to mention ties to the previous COD game World @ War.)It reminded me of Fight Club and The manchurian Candidate.Each level is vastly different from the other from the variety of the enviornments to scenarios.Which I can't really say the same for MW2's Story mode.but yes, the Jack Baueresque "Tell me about the numbers..." can be somewhat grating.
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST
by Lain Of The Net
...the sonic screw driver, the Tron Controller, Metropolis and 7 Samurai. Don't get on my case ...it was that or a sandwich a few years back. Been playing Undead Nightmare for 2 days straight. Some of his verbal reactions are really funny ...think Zombie horse. Loved original Red Dead too. Went all over Toronto on release day complaining at clerks (and my wife) cuz no one seemed to have it. Went out to get cold meds for Karah yesterday and I get back and guess who's playing it??? Women!! Love 'em. Karah ...oh Karah notice my want list???? Gotta go work now.
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST
I'll repost my thoughts on this here since the Harry DVD column thread where I just posted it is about to slip off the main page. This movie somehow made Mary Winstead appear unsexy. Pretty amazing since I've been nuts about her for a bit now (the wife even refers to her as my girl- e.g. "oh your girl's in this")- it's just the fact that her character was flat and bland (I know this was adapted from the books by the way) and that she looked ridiculous under that candy colored mop of hair. I DID enjoy the movie- for even though I found it to be mostly hollow hipster/geek trash starring a one note nebbish (Cera) - it was still an Edgar Wright movie- which typically is livened up with hyper kinetic editing- AND most importantly- it had Alison Pill. Alison Pill. This is the only thing I've noticed her in other than Milk and goddamn if she isn't one of the world's most adorable creatures. Really other than those two things there wasn't much holding me here. I didn't feel much real heart in this movie (and you know the heart is lacking if I'm nuts about Winstead and yet I can't see what Scott sees in Ramona Flowers), just tricked up visuals and flashy hipster classic video game lore (and I happen to still play my Turbo Grafx- I have over 250 games with American and Japanese titles). And Jason Schwartzman. Seriously- am I the only who can't stand this guy's face anymore? I had to bail out on Bored to Death midseason this year because his face alone conjurs deep revulsion. I don't know exactly when Schwartzman became the quintessential hipster actor or if he always was- but I guess it's pretty fitting. Did I mention that I despise hipsters? Spend a few minutes in the hipsterville parts of Brooklyn and you'll feel me. Hipsters A) try way too hard B) are actually way more self conscious than cool C) are responsible for the men's skinny jeans fad D) mistake rattling off all the obscure shitty bands they listen to in a nervous attempt to impress you as communication E) wouldn't know how to party if they were in a basement with ten strippers, their friends and a mountain of coke F) are mostly small city trash who come to places like New York thinking that their frail emo destiny calls for it and G) dress like there's a contest for the most unmatched metro/homosexual... except for SOME of the chicks- some of them look like raven haired partially gothed out bisexual whores- and that's certainly a good thing. On another note- Quint- you're actually not the target audience for this. Yeah- you grew up on NES- as did I- but it's really young hipsters who like to pretend that the NES or any other retro video game system is old hat to them that is really the target audience here. Why do you think this did so fucking poorly in theaters? I'll tell you. Because hipsters either pretend they're too cool for movie theatres or because they've wasted all their money on skinny jeans and cockroach infested apartments in the hip part of town.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST
is a crime.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST
Ed Harris was pretty shit too. But I hate to admit the single player was pretty good for a CoD game. back to the over the top cinematic feel, I enjoyed it. Give me Battlefield online any day though.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST
I'm a die hard video gamer and would like to see AICN review video games more. That was a good selection of video games Quint, I like the ones you listed.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST
The Mod's alone mean you'll be playing it long after you think your done, I recently got a Rick Astley gun.
Nov. 27, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
i mean its simply the individual sets put together. no new extras, no fancy packaging just that big box. i loooove the show and will own this eventually but not at that price. i mean the Scrubs collection is 120$ and it has 9 seasons. so Sony is asking 100 dollars more for 2 extra season? hopefully amazon lowers its price by release date. Scrubs was barely over 100 for its release.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
Best sitcom ever? Seriously? "Hands down"? Yikes.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST
Terrible dated graphics, mediocre story, very tedious "combat". Not much different than Fallout 3, but there are some buildings with neon signs on them. I just don't remember the real Vegas being so small and unimpressive. Seems like a game that came out a decade ago. Not worth the money. Wait until it's on sale via Steam in a year or two...
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST
I've never stopped playing and traded a game after 40+ hours of play because of bugs, but F3NV is the exception. I was unable to complete a quest because game characters froze, stopping the quest from continuing. And a pivotal meeting with key members that disappeared after a game save? Thats it. I traded it for CoD, and damn glad I did.<p>Too bad because I loved Fallout 3, even with the glitches in that game. At least it didn't affect gameplay as New Vegas did.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST
But where is the US BluRay of it? The audio alone would be worth the Blu upgrade.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
from game to game, but as a series? Gotta love Ratchet & Clank. And I hear Insomniac's Resistance 3 is su-fuckin-perb.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST
Worst movie of the HP series.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST
I play on PC dunno about you guy's. I've had one game bug and that was a corrupt save. All crashes for me were due to conflicting mod's. The graphic's on mine are amazing admittedly with another couple of lighting and weather mod's. Maybe without the mod's adding a fixing I would agree with you guy's but as it stand's I'll take Fallout over the umpteenth CoD, Ratchet and Clank and God of War clone's.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST
I work in the games industry and after playing dozens of games constantly trying to emulate the one's I listed above with slight disdane, (although they are among the best of their respected genre) when a game like Fallout comes along, bug's fault's and all, it's like a breath of fresh air. <p> Force Unleashed 2 is a culprit of trying to copy God of War's awesome titan fights, with the LoTR Ballrog scene rip off fight with the Gorog. Although I admit that was the best part of a mediocre game.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST
I agree. I wouldn't have played New Vegas for more than 40 hours if it wasn't an epic masterpiece, but I couldn't handle the fact that the bugs I encountered, on a PS3, stopped me cold in my gameplaying tracks. I'm not usually a fan of RPGs, but if all were like Fallout, I'd change my mind in an instant.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST
and Demon's Souls is the best PS3 exclusive
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST
but why has no developer ever created a "little person" game ala Land Of The Giants, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Fantastic Voyage, etc.? It would seem a quest/sandbox type game with miniaturized players in a world of gigantic everyday objects (get from point B to point B) would be a no-brainer.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST
She also had a big part in "Dear Wendy," a vaguely Dogme-esque piece of weirdness about a group of small town kids who play with guns. Though it is set in the midwest U.S. it was shot in Denmark or someplace which makes for more strangeness.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST
A to B. And NotEnoughBiehn, Empire magazine did LOVE Demon's Souls. I may have to check it out.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
Totaly understandable dude. My save bug was 37 hours in and was being caused by which door I exited after completing a mission. Terrible. If I hadn't have found the fix online I would have left it myself.<p> Interesting idea there too. There have been games kind of like that, I remember something on the classic Dreamcast about Toy's that set it's levels in the real world, that was quite good. But are you picturing something abit like Lemmings but in a "real world enviroment?" Like say using Ants, and having the level a bathroom?
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST
where you have to traverse a landscape, or a room, to get an object and there are various paths (and dangers) to take to get there. You may have a safety pin and thread as a grappling tool, a needle as a weapon and such.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST
and seem's it should have been made by now. The Dreamcast game I mentioned was a little like that, but more vehical based, and I'm sure I can remember an old Army Men 3D game that was kind of like that. But I don't think there's one exactly like you've described, I'll mention that one to my programmer bud's.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST
Was the Dreamcast game.<p> http://tinyurl.com/3yfkxza
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST
Was the Army Men game<p> http://tinyurl.com/235neh3 <p>Updated graphics and gameplay something like Pitfall, Bionic Commando or the Spiderman "swinging" gametype, would work.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST
never was into the neo western thing
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST
I believe there actually was a FV game or some such similar concept in the Atari/Colecovision days.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
All throughout the series I wanted Jack Bauer to get killed off so that someone really rad could take his place. <P>It started off as a great show, but they couldn't find a level of tongue-in-cheek that worked for the show. My thing is, if you're going to make an action show and you're going to have over-the-top sequences, then you sure as hell better have catch phrases and tongue-in-cheek action scenes. 24 seemed to guarded in protecting its integrity to go all-out, and that severely held it back from its full potential IMHO. I stopped watching during season 6 but I should have quit after Season 2.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
My favorite part about your and Harry's DVD guides is reading the little write-ups and mini reviews on each film. It's like getting force fed one-paragraph love letters to different staples of the art form.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
It's a lot of fun, and the DLCs add a ton to the experience.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST
goooooood.... giiiifts... but.... errrr... where's the news AIC?
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST
You've got some really interesting choices in there, and I appreciate that, but I think I'd be pissed if I got some of them. "Oh, 'Humanoids from the Deep.' You spent 20 bucks on this, wow thanks. You know I don't have Toy Story 3 yet, right?"
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST
playing other games. And i also play Battlefield Bad company 2, all PC. my name in all these games is Dioxholster so you could find me.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST
Activision did too much to harm the community.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST
This 'article' is spam, pure and simple. AICN is a joke.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST
I signed up for the Battlefield Play4Free beta. It's BF2 maps and interface with the points system from Bad Company 2. Doesn't get much better than free Battlefield.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST
My best video game experiences was with Battlefield 2 so yeah.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
Another great list, Quint, tremendous job. But I have one major recommendation for Quint and anyone else here who hasn't played it: "Mass Effect 2" for Xbox360. Great, easy controls in a gameplay structure that perfectly straddles the line between combat-heavy 3rd person shooter and accessible RPG, and easily the most cinematic game I've ever played. If you're a fan of films like "Blade Runner" or even Soderbergh's "Solaris," you will fucking BATHE in Mass Effect 2's greatness. Again, great list Quint... but get yourself some ME2, boy
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST
in January, actually. In fact, it's coming with all of the current 360 DLC already on the disc, so I think it would work as a recommendation for either system.
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST
comes with an extra game, an updated HD-version of the light-gun shooter, Dead Space Extraction, which was previously a Wii-exclusive. It does not come included on the 360 version. It also does not appear there will be a 360 version of it, either. It's all part of a deal EA struck with Sony, since their games tend to sell more on the PS3 than the 360. You can't go wrong with either version, BUT if you get the PS3 one, you're getting two games for the price of one.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST
Because not only is Mass Effect 2 a great game out of the box, but the DLC is some of the most fleshed-out, enjoyable DLC that I've played. the only downside is that PS3 folks won't get the opportunity to import their Mass Effect 1 saves into Mass Effect 2, but thats honestly more of just a nice touch than anything.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST
So fucking good.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST
I gotta check that out.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
for PC - you get turned into a roach and have to navigate thru a house. some of it was pretty cool, but the levels were static backgrounds (low-rez photo-real), and there wasn't a lot of interactivity, or stuff going on around you. mid '90s
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST
Also so fucking good.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
Yeah, it's coming out on January 11th or 18th, I believe. One of the two. And it's also coming with a several hour motion comic that'll let PS3 owners make most of the decisions from part 1 for their saves. Not as good as getting the original game too, but Microsoft owns the rights to that one. ME3 will most likely come out on PS3 and 360 the same day.
Nov. 28, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST
PS3 owners deserve every right to enjoy such a great game, too. I absolutely hate console elitism. I'm a cash-strapped college student that only owns a 360, but trust me, if I could afford it I would own every console possible. Exclusive titles blow. PS3 people... trust me, get Mass Effect 2 (and 3) when they hit your console.
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST
The current version is also a game of the year edition.<P>And how can you forget about Starcraft 2? What about Mass Effect 2? It seems that those should be on the list in place of Dead Space 2, which won't even be released until about a month after Christmas.
Nov. 28, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST
Amazon customer reviews warn against purchasing these. Many people are saying they are totally defective and will not play. Caveat.
Nov. 28, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST
I am really pissed about the Rocky and Bullwinkle DVDs. It's a really crappy thing to do to the fans that have been clamoring for season 4 for 5 years, and then to get screwed out of season 5 being released as a single season? Stone cold dick move.
Nov. 28, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST
I couldn't care less about them. And to Jobacca- Chances are you and I have never seen the black centaurs in Fantasia. They were originally excised in 1969 when it was re-released in theatres. It would be great if Disney would stop catering to the PC police, but it's Fantasia, so I will be getting the Blu of it, if not only to finally have Destino.
Nov. 28, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST
Nov. 28, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST
I'm actually a big Mass Effect fan... I just realized I can't play the "game is too old" card since I put a 2 year old game on there, but honestly that was the thought that kept it off the initial list and then after I started coding, linking and writing it just slipped my mind. But you guys are right, I'll add it in... maybe a day late and a dollar short, but better than nothing.
Nov. 28, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST
you'd talk some sense when it come's to game's!<p>Battlefield was always the ultimate gaming experience and prefered choice for me, why run and gun when I can run, fly, drive, parachute, swim and gun. I haven't been on Bad Company 2 for a while but I may add you, I've always wanted to shoot you in the face ;)<p> Also I couldn't get into the first Mass Effect, but was determined to give 2 a try, glad I did. Great soundtrack especially the Suicide Mission.
Nov. 28, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST
Quint, did you play the previous ones, notably Fallout 2? FO3 is entertaining, but the writing makes no sense, the engine is buggy, and it completely contradicts previous installments (when it isn't busy contradicting itself). I mean, damn, it isn't godawful, but I've never met a Fallout fan who thinks 3 is the greatest after also having played the first two. Fallout 3 is the Phantom Menace of the series.
Nov. 28, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST
It doesn't have any bullshit "Plot Armor" characters. Lemme tell you, nothing helped immersion like *having* to be a slave to whiny kids to progress the flimsy plot because I couldn't kill them (or steal from them) to get a key to a gate that was just 4 or 5 feet tall and made of plywood....all so I could "fix" a water purifier that already works, but simply needs an engineer to build it to work on a different scale. My hotel room had a robot that made water from air, there were tons of those around, why does everyone in the game think purified water is a new invention? Sloppy sloppy sloppy.
Nov. 28, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST
...is a helluva lot of fun. (Only the wife ever used the Wii -- for her fitness crap -- until this came out.) The changes to the N64 game plot/levels & replacing Brosnan's likeless with Daniel Craig add some freshness. In multiplayer "combat" mode you can play as Christopher Lee (Scaramanga), Charles Gray (Blofeld), Red Grant (Robert Shaw) and other Bond Universe characters (Oddjob, Jaws, Baron Samedi, etc.) Using a Classic Controller -- fuck that nunchuck thingee -- with the View controls set to "Inverse" made all the difference for me, an old fart who hasn't touched a videogame in nearly 15 years... Since the original N64 GoldenEye, in fact. Graphics look pretty snazzy on my 56-inch TV, too (for a Wii game, that is.)
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...if that Rocky & Bullwinkle set is anything like the complete Fraggle Rock set, the final season will be exclusive to it for about a year, then the'll finally sell it seperately.
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST
I don't want a boxful of tiny prints and silly extras. I just want the damned film on Blu-Ray. Is there a non-special edition in the works? Or am I going to have to buy this eyesore/dustcatcher in order to just own the damned film?
Nov. 28, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
Nov. 28, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST
"Francis Ford Coppola would earn the gratitude of the geek nation if he would patiently sit George Lucas down, show him how you can service every single fan at once by including cleaned up, high def transfers of every version of a particular movie in one set and not be a huge dillhill flipping me the bird with one hand and attempting to lift my wallet with the other. The horror. The horror." <p>Right. So we should forget about how Coppola and Storaro originally refused to release these films in their original 2:35.1 aspect ratio for years, and only finally relented for blu-ray? I've bought this movie more fucking times than any other film-- both versions on DVD, and the "Complete Dossier" version with the commentary tracks. That's four damn purchases before you even factor the VHS copies and the separate DVD release of "Heart of Darkness". <p>Coppola should teach Lucas a thing or two about superfluous re-releases? Sheeyit, man. At least Lucas has only done it once, and got the damn aspect-ratios right.
Nov. 28, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST
Most console gamers have never played them. I know I haven't. If they'd make some sort of compilation or make them downloadable titles on the PSN and XBL (like was done for Monkey Island, Wolfenstein 3D, and a lot of other older PC games), then that'd be different. If anything, I'm surprised they haven't done that, but maybe there's a problem with the rights to the voices.<BR><BR>Otherwise, unless you're a PC gamer, Fallout 3 was your first Fallout.
Nov. 28, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST
First, there's the Dead Space: Extraction thing you should really add to the article, since it's a full-length light gun shooter, included for free only in the PS3 Limited Edition. The Limited Edition is actually all first-run copies of the PS3 version.<BR><BR>Second, for both systems, if you pre-order the game, you get free access to Dead Space: Ignition, which is an interactive comic/puzzle game that acts as a gap between Dead Space and Dead Space 2. It's available on the PSN and XBL for $5 right now, but you might as well use that $5 towards Dead Space 2, instead, and get it for free. It's not that great, but it's still a bonus for pre-ordering and it unlocks stuff for the main character of Dead Space 2.
Nov. 28, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST
Both those movies are well worth getting, not sure about Scott Pilgrim though.
Nov. 28, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST
True, and the likelyhood of making a game like that work for console control is unlikely... But it doesn't excuse the game from it's broken engine and broken plot. As objectively as one can look at it, nothing in Fallout 3 excels.
Nov. 29, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST
solidarity bro. i have purchased three DVDs of Apocalypse Now, "obtained" the workprint too. i will be fucked if i am spunking up any more money for this film, no matter how brilliant it is.
Nov. 29, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST
good lookin' out by adding Mass Effect 2... you da man. I'm not a huge gamer(most of my gaming goes to EA's NHL, Madden and NCAA yearly installments, honestly), but the "Mass Effect" series has completely owned my soul since it hit the shelves. I just want as many people as possible to enjoy the experience like I have.
Nov. 29, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST
I forgot to mention the workprint-- I got that too. Of course, I did get the blu-ray, and don't regret the purchase itself. It's great to finally have the film in its proper 2:35.1 aspect-ratio. I just don't get why all the whining fanboys never called Coppola and Storaro out on it. It's why I refuse to purchase "The Last Emperor" until Bertolucci or Criterion convinces Storaro that his whole "let's retroactively present all my movies in 2:1" bullshit. Lucas gets bashed for Greedo shooting first, but Storaro doesn't get called out for making all the movies he shot PAN AND FUCKING SCAN? Christ.
Nov. 29, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST
The game where you can do anything & go anywhere. With over 100 square kilometers encompassing cities, villages, mountains, desert, tropical islands, military bases, monastaries, etc. You can fly around in jet fighters, drive in tanks, and parachute & base-dive off anything using your bad-ass grappling hook. The beauty of the island that your character( a hispanic CIA operative) is running around on, is what makes the game stand out. The dialouge can get cheesy at times, along with the story, but the action makes up for it. Your currency in the game is earned by causing chaos, which you get by attacking any of the 100+ military installions across the map. There's over 350+ locations on the biggest map video games have seen. This game also has a feature in which you can directly upload your game footage to Youtube from your console. Watch some videos on Youtube to see how crazy this game can get. Some kid even won $10,000 for the best stunt in a contest held by the makers, Eidos Interactive. 4/5 Stars. Really good bang for your buck. Have fun discovering this game, including the 'Lost' island.
Nov. 30, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST
may be more "innovative" but move is the better product, it has one to one which Kinekt clearly does not i have heard many times that it is not very responsive, and the games suck now and i foresee them sucking in the future without an actual controller you cant really play anything but stupid family and kids party type crap games, Nove will have Killzone 3! That being said, Quint i have emailed you in the past maybe 2 years ago expressing y love for the PS3 and my disdain for the 360, i now have a 360 and i can tell you i was wrong, i am really enjoying my time with it you should add me :P VIKINGRBERSERKR