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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    My thought is that Eidos needs to get busy on wrapping up (or rebooting) the Legacy of Kain series.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    True that.
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    @Elite people (that makes me giggle): Yeah, I get the feeling that if Activision were to say that this a new feature; one which not only gives COD players loads of new features (that are available in their competitors products) and that the downside was, say, advertising on the side of the videos maybe? It would go down a lot better, or at least, I wouldn't feel so eery of the whole thing.

    'Cause the thing is, I'm the kind of nut-job who would buy (and has bought) $15 DLC map packs, but this doesn't really do anything for me. I'm not that interested in the whole social networking aspect and all I really care about is the breakdown of stats and in game items. (I'm a weirdo that way). So I sort of see myself as the target market, yet all I can think about is how this could fail so bad, if it becomes central to the COD experience. Of course if it does become central to the COD experience (I like saying that, don't judge me) it fund Activision's new moon base (or whatever they make with all there WoW money). I dunno, I'm beginning to see the light that is not playing Call of Duty anymore. Unless there's zombies in it. I'd pay silly money for Modern Warfare 3 zombie DLC.

    @Eidos people: I think they have other things to worry about...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    Eidos have a lot more than that to worry about. They're owned by SquareEnix these days, and they're losing money hand over fist at the moment.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    @Flabyo I have the perfect solution.

    VAE VICTUS
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    @Fauxhammer: Perhaps better to leave it beautiful and incomplete, than to risk ending it with another Blood Omen 2? That said, I'd like to see one just to see them deliver the coup de grace on their mutilation of the "Title : Subtitle" naming scheme.
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    @Flabyo: if they drop the FFVII-IX HD Remake bomb at E3 that's being rumoured, I'd expect their stock woes to evaporate instantly (at least for a year. Hopefully long enough for Eidos to get Thief 4 out).
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      CommentAuthorJ.Brennan
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    Curse you, Fauxhammer! Must drag my old PS out of the closet and replay Legacy of Kain now. That was one of my favorites from the PS.

    Pen and Paperwise I'm running a D&D 3E Planescape game with a bunch of friends and am having fun making them jaunt about getting tangled in the plots of angels and fiends while exposing them to the horrors of the Blood War.

    I'm going between raiding with my guild in WoW. We've downed BoT and are now poking at Nef and Al'Akir. Overall it feels like most are progressing far more slowly in Cata than in the past.

    Also been working my way through New Vegas. I've worked long and hard building trust with all the disparate factions in the mojave, I'll be damned if I'm handing the reins over to that creepy old man, the Legion or the NCR. Dave Foley and I will preside over a free Vegas. Sadly it looks like Interplay is going down in flames and the Fallout MMO they're working on will never see the light of day. Maybe Bethesday will grab that back up.

    On the portable I just finished Okamiden (super fun and cute) and am starting Radiant Historia because I love me some turn based RPGs. The combat is more fun than just lining up on either side and involves the player bashing the enemies around a grid to group them to do max damage and get bonus gold and xp...or you could just turn on the auto-battle.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2011
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    Ooh, Darksiders 2 announced! Death this time around!
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    My Xbox is currently en route to be repaired for the deadly red ring. I haven't had a functioning console in over a month. Which hasn't been too bad since I've been too busy to play much anyway, but still annoying.

    So when I get it back in a couple of weeks, it'll be like all of my games are brand new! Man am I going to have a lot of xbox live updates to download. I'm very much looking forward to getting back to Reach multiplayer, Red Dead, NBA 2K11, Borderlands, RUSE... many to choose from.

    In the meanwhile, what little play time I have has been spent on Team Fortress 2 on my computer, plus a little Starcraft II and Rome Total War. I haven't been utterly deprived.
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    Sadly it looks like Interplay is going down in flames

    after reading their statement the other day, i kind of chuckled that the (very small) company i run is doing better than INTERPLAY. get it together guys!
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    @britannica
    I'd love to give Brink a spin, but I don't know about spending money on it yet. Seems like another one of those games I wouldn't get a lot out of w/out online play.


    Without online play (or regular LAN parties if you're on PC) it's a rental only. With online play it's fantastic and only gets better the more real people you have in a match. Also the first (and free) DLC should drop in the next few days which adds a couple more maps, more abilities, increased level cap, etc, so I'm excited.

    Been playing Project Zomboid. Alpha tech demo only at this stage, but a whole lot of potential. And only 5 pound for a lifetime subscription (full game once it's done and all future updates).
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2011
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    Was back to playing WoW, but...meh. I've moved on to Rift, which is a lot of fun so far. I think I describe it best as taking the better parts of WoW and WAR and combining them with some new shit to make one fun ass game.

    Also been playing lots of Shogun 2: Total War. Damn is taking over Japan difficult! I love the Total War games and I think this one is the best yet. Though I did skip Napoleon.

    Wish I could get a DnD game (or any other pen n paper RPG) going on a regular basis, alas it never happens. I am in a Blood Bowl league now though. Plus am getting into Warmachine/Hordes, so that is a lot of fun.
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    So the Duke Nukem Forever demo comes out tomorrow. I'm going to get home from work, download the demo, and actually play Duke Nukem Forever.

    ...

    What world am I living in again?
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2011
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    Duke Nukem Forever?

    Oh Shit Rapture Math Just A Week Out.

    :D
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    Turns out the site is live tonight. http://www.dukenukemforever.com/access The poor thing is getting hammered, I think tomorrow is going to have to be it after all.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2011
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    Probably the last time we can have a fond look at the 'Games that came out while Duke Nukem Forever was in development' list now I guess.

    I like how Team Fortress 2 is in bold, hehe.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2011
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    I had a mad idea today and wondered if any of you rpg'ers have tried this:

    2 Storytellers (DM's, whatever) running two independent games with different players, each telling the same story but from different angles. Eventually the players from one game meet the players from the other, resulting in an rpg crossover.

    Obviously this would be easier in DnD since the games come pre packaged in most cases, but I'm thinking of doing it in an old World of Darkness setting. It would take a lot of work for it to pay off, mostly on the cooperation of the Storytellers, but I might have to try it some day soon.
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    @LokiZero - No, but that sounds like a fascinating idea. If you try it, you should let us know how it goes.

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