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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2011
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    @Flabyo: Could you confirm my thought that The Journey is not intended to be Fable 4? Because, if so, I don't see what the internet is getting so up in arms about.

    The fella and I are starting to catch up w/ all the games we were wanting to play, but not enough to pick them up full price. He came home w/ Brutal Legend the other day, and even though that car is a bitch to drive, it's pretty fun so far.
    And I finally gave Fable 3 a try in a demo (I find it interesting that there's a demo out just now; looks like it coincided w/ it being included in the on-demand service). Going from what I played, doesn't seem that much different from 2, which is a good thing.

    But mostly, I've been playing this. Oh, tower defense games, so much reward for so little effort.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2011
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    @brittanica Brutal Legend is an absolute blast. The cameos alone are a big point for me. Just be warned--it's not the kind of game you think it is at the end.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2011
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    @brittanica - it's not Fable4.
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    @Alan Tyson - Ah, I just realised that Mass Effect changed publishers between 1 & 2. 1 was published by Microsoft, 2 & 3 by EA. Makes sense now that the advertising is so different - Microsoft would want to push it as an RPG because they didn't previously have a sci-fi RPG in their stable (and advertising it as a sci-fi action game could be seen as cannibalising Halo's fanbase), whilst I don't think EA understand anything except for big and flashy and stupid.

    Really looking forward to ME3 - just hoping I have time for a second playthrough with all the DLC before it's out.

    Otherwise the Halo Anniversary game is interesting, and I might pick it up because Halo was always my favourite of the trilogy. Halo 4 is interesting simply because such a huge franchise has changed hands and I'll be interested in seeing if 343 can do a decent job with the storyline (though that said, even Bungie dropped the ball with the storyline after the first book and the first game).
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    Speaking of trailers-



    Michel Gagne's Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. I got some good hands-on time with it today, it's basically Metroid with a flying saucer in a giant world gone all sorts of wrong. So, basically about as perfect as a game can get, from what I've seen so far.
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    I hate replying to myself, but just this once-

    So E3 was a load of fun this year. Every year it's more about the social aspect than the games, getting together with people I'd only know otherwise online, and this year was no different. Except I got to bring my girlfriend along too, for half the show. Much walking, looking at stuff, scoring of swag (Minecraft t-shirt signed by Notch!) and general geekery. Plus writing, much of which I need to get posted now that I'm home and can actually edit.

    This is the only article I posted while at E3, and I had to go back and fix its horrible broken-ness the next day. Ick. Well, that and the EA press conference report, but that one hardly counts.

    So, super-fun week getting work done in the den of geekery. And now I'm home, and get to sleep in my own bed again. Which I plan on doing very, very soon. :)
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    I'm currently going through games I've had but had't played very much.

    Oblivion is fairly engrossing, and I just picked up a guide so I actually have a clue what I'm doing...

    Also bought a friend Red Dead Redemption for his birthday because I knew he'd love it, and he's too cheap to buy it himself. Now, for the first time ever, I find myself wearing a headset playing a multiplayer game. Seriously, I've never done that before (with a console). My girlfriend is appropriately embarrassed. I'm ok with it being extremely nerdy, well, because I still get to keep the girlfriend.
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    er...I just finally finished playing the gamecube version of Twilight Princess. That's one down in my pile of shame.
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    So Child of Eden comes out next week. I'm a huge fan of Rez and I bought a Kinect pretty much just for this game (and Kinectimals for the kid, which I think is fun to watch her play). Preorder is in the bag and I'll be picking it up Tuesday at midnight. I'm ready to PEWPEWPEW and get all synaesthetic with my bad self.

    ALSO

    Sesame Street Kinect by Double Fine looks amazing!!
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    My apartment doesn't quite have the room for Kinect to do its magic so I'm going to have to go Rez-style on Child of Eden. It's the only game I'd want Kinect for anyway, though, so at the moment I can take a pass.

    In the meantime, I'm playing the PC vertical shooter Jamestown. It's just fantastic, feeling like a Cave shooter but with gameplay mechanics you don't need an advanced degree to properly sort out-

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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2011 edited
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    My buddy got me into Heroes of Newerth. It's a fun game that will make you hate everyone else on the internet.

    On an unrelated note, what's up with the Wii U? Aside from being the worst possible name of anything ever, that is.
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    How so? I saw a million questions on WiiU so I don't even know where to start answering. My take- it was too early to show but it's not like Nintendo had a choice thanks to all the info leaks. Too much speculation, not enough information.
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    lady and i started our seperate playthroughs of NEW VEGAS this week (was waiting until i had my 360 online so as to be able to grab the patches). she s a little bit ahead of me i think. this one seems a lot more linear and less free roaming, but im happy so far
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
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    Anyone else enjoying inFamous 2? I'm finding it greatly superior to the first game, which was already very good.
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    I bought Infamous 2 this week-end, just started playing a little bit on sunday. I really liked the first one, and this one looks extremely good so far and seems to be at least as enjoyable.

    And the game I have been working on since last year will be released a week from now (21st in the US, 24th in Europe), previews have been quite positive so far but I'm curious about the reviews now :).
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2011
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    I put LA Noire aside and am going through Borderlands. Man, what a fun game. I love when I activate Berserk, and my dude runs around, screaming and punching. I feel like a putz for not going through it sooner.

    Some reactions on what was shown at E3:

    -I really hope Space Marine can deliver--I'm a big dork for WH40K fluff (though I have little interest in the actual tabletop game, aside from maybe putting together some models some day), and I really want to mess around in that world. Kill Team looks dope, too.
    -I'm interested in seeing what another developer can do with the Halo franchise (though I'll be waiting for the reviews on Halo 3).
    -I am positively moist for Bioshock: Infinite.
    -I'm currently ripshit that the demo for El Shaddai is XBL Gold only right now. That's probably the game I'm most psyched to see right now.
    -ME3 is going to rock bells, natch.

    @James Cunningham--I like the direction Nintendo's taking here. The WiiU remotes remind me of the Gamecube/GBA connectivity gimmick, but in a good way. I think price is going to be an issue here, though; a lot of the Wii's success came from its price point, and I don't see how Nintendo can keep the price down when each controller is pretty much a tablet PC. It'll be interesting to see how things shake out.

    @Flabyo--I really dug the demonstration of Fable: The Journey. The spellcasting what pretty much what I wanted to see from Kinect from the beginning.
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    @James Cunningham - Could you get a sense of the difficulty in Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet? Been watching that a long time, waiting for the release, though the videos make it look like it may be more challenging than my sissy thumbs can handle.

    @IssacSher - If I enjoyed Infamous 1 except for the sort of miserable, grimy environment, do you figure I'd enjoy Infamous 2? I hear the environments are more varied, which has my interest piqued.
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    Wanting El Shaddai and Catherine NOW.

    Goddamn you Japan.
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    So I'm finally picking away at Dragon Age: Origins. Does anyone know if you can smack your companions around anytime they mouth off about the way you want to do quests? How about killing one of them and wearing their head as a hat to warn the others?
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    Just got Portal 2, am running amok through the ruins of Aperture Laboratories. I'm liking the ways that Valve found to expand the formula into a full-length game.

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