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  1. What are they playing at... :D

    Compiling MAME on the 360, adding the stock 5 lines of achievement code and making hundreds of thousands of dollars from the thing. Where's Total Carnage Midway? Or Mortal Kombat 2 (the fan favourite). Or NARC. Or Hydro Thunder.

  2. Has anyone said that?...

    I made the pre-order 9 months ago. I forgot about it tbh, hence I would have thought that an email checking if I still wanted it would have been common sense rather than just processing the order. Haven't you been reading?

    I doubt they would be able to process a transaction without your say-so, and didn't they let you know it was processing..else you wouldn't have been able to cancel and then post about it.

    Tomorrow: I bought this game, paid for it, forgot i had it but was shocked that 40 pounds was missing from my wallet!

  3. 3.10 was hacked the day it was released.

    My son is going to love this news because I sold my Saturn recently which meant he hasn't been able to play Rondo anymore.

    Saturn? I thought it was PC Super CD only?

  4. Just download the demos and decide for yourself, they're all up there. Well, PDZ is poor though. I found that my 360 appreciation grew slowly, the more i used the fully integrated dashboard system, messaging, music player during games...the more i found their abscense affected my "previous gen" gaming.

  5. Game consoles don't "do" games at certain frame rates, and completely disregard other matters such as amount of geometry. That's a far too simplistic way of looking at things. Maybe i'm guilty of playground chatter, i really didn't intend it to be the case. To re-iterate my point, i believe the Dreamcast would have gone on to a higher plane of technically advanced games if it wasn't for Sega's failure. Conversely, the PS2 would never have achieved such monumentally advanced graphics as God of War or SOTC if there was no money in the market.

  6. This is definitely the worst post I've read today.

    It'd be nice if future editions of forums or web browsers could administer electric shocks if someone tries to post such rubbishy non posts.

    Then again, I'd be dead. A worthwhile sacrifice I think.

    Oh, why is that the case? The original poster seems excited about an email from a shop inviting him to spend a large amount of money. It's nice for the chap to be excited, as i previously commented, but it's not as if the shop is doing him a huge favour. No doubt when he turns up on the day he will be either encouraged or forced to take an extravagant bundle deal.

    Maybe it was my lack of pre-order, but i was very excited when i managed to secure my Wii on the day. All the other people in the shop were all excited too (with their sub 200 pound purchases). I suspect the PS3 launch may not have such excitement in the air, with only the richest folk in the area and ebay buyers purchasing their machines in a more subdued atmosphere.

    But anyway, i'm certainly not discouraging the original poster from being excited if he wants to. There's not enough of it around in videogaming. Also after doing a quick search through your latest posts Sir Stiff One, you seem to just say inflammatory things to random people, so i won't take any real offence from your comments.

  7. I was comparing both the PS3 and 360 packages. I was just saying the PS3 package

    is just

    better value for money compared to a 360 with a 60GB HDD(if you get two more 20GB HDD) and a HD DVD player.

    I don't know if it's my Opera browser but i cant seem to get these words to appear closer together. Sorry, i kid.

  8. Whilst I have no interest in a PS3 myself it's obvious that some people do. Why should they be less excited about the PS3 than you were about the Wii?

    I guess it's prohibitive entry point price, initial lack of real system selling earth shattering games, and it's lack of innovation in design. I'm not knocking anyone who's excited, it's good that people still get excited in such cynical times, but an email offering the "opportunity" to purchase a console/game bundle for the thick end of 5-600 quid seems a bit dubious.

  9. Why are people excited by emails from shops allowing them to spend 5 hundred pounds on a product they will sell? PS3's are readily available for the same price on the internet. Does a PAL badge really mean that much to anyone?

    I find this quite weird, i don't have any excitement towards this none-prestigious launch event. Especially compared to getting my Wii, which was a rollercoaster day of anticipation, worry and delight.

  10. What weird postings M.M.S. I'm afraid i disagree with you, and no amount of protestations without evidence (or, indeed, "lol"s) is going to change my opinion that the DC was cut short before it was really pushed. Kindly provide some genuine evidence that the PS2 outstrips what the DC could have achieved in time, i fear you can't.

    I'm certainly not nailing my beliefs in the poor old DC to any mast and declaring myself unnassailably right on the subject. I guess i can tell you don't care about the subject by the fact that you'v posted twice with some of the worst grammar, spelling and internet speak i'v ever seen :o

  11. I remember the review in ACE was quite critical of the game - it only got an average review. They also said the graphics were very basic, and it is suprising how basic in the early levels they were (perhaps it was originally designed for the NES?)

    But as as been said the later levels are brilliant, and the music! Such music!

    I remember the ACE review too, they really got it wide of the mark. I recently revisited this after being too poor to purchase the Virtual Console version, thankfully a quick dust off of my Parma Violet machine, sorry, American SNES and i was away. Finished it too, quite a lot harder than i remember as a kid. I'm impressed i managed it back then, although this time around i managed to complete it without the "helping hand" before Dracula.

    Oh and i still feel uncomfortable whipping the old man's dog in the hidden bonus room around half way through.

  12. What happened to the xbox version, is it still coming out in the UK?

    I bought it and it's rather good, except for some things like lack of widescreen support and severe cutting down of sound effects. The bosses barely utter a single sound, which is a bit disconcerting. I'm now stuck on a big transparent boss monster in a swamp with no clue what to do.

    Edit, i didn't buy it in the UK.

  13. No shit. But you don't have to be to notice the bleeding obvious.

    Evidence? It's called a tech spec.

    Maybe you should look at one before spouting utter crap that makes you look mentalist. Or did you just hear they were both "128bit!!111" and assume they were some how in the same league?

    ...Or you could just stick Shenmue on and see how it chugs along despite every employee at Sega having worked on it.

    The DC was a great machine blah blah blah, but as powerful as a PS2? :unsure:

    Aaaaanyway...can we get back to slagging off Sony's latest effort. I get bored to tears these days whenever someone insists on dragging the DC into threads.

    Wow, i don't believe such a reply was called for. All i know is that the Dreamcast has been home to some extremely accomplished titles (Soul Calibur being the graphical pinnacle of course), and was held in reasonably high regard. The PS2 was always a troublesome machine to write for, very complex to wring out the performance sometimes.

    Clearly if the PS2 wasn't supported very much, the expert developers like Square wouldn't have bothered conquering the machine's architecture as there would be no money in it, instead investing in pushing the DC.

    Lastly, why am i being called the fool here by you M.M.S. and you then proceed to make massive assumptions of me, say "blah blah blah" and "lol". Not exactly the most reasoned of debating is it! But yes, arguing machine's power is a bit playground, which i'm not really trying to achieve here.

  14. Erm.. I don't mean to blindly defend Crackdown, but what the hell are you talking about? The agility orbs?

    Am i wrong? It was late at night, but it sent a worrying message to my brain reminding me of the pain of finding the ones in GTA.

  15. Hidden packages are a dreadful, game-guide selling device that i hate with a passion. I was instantly put off by them being in Crackdown, and can't face going back to that game ever again.

    They also remind me of the appalling system in 360 Far Cry of having hidden treasure statues in the levels, a la Tomb Raider: Legend. Unfortunately there is no mention of them in the documentation, no status information on how many you have collected, no clues to their whereabouts until you actually discover one...and lastly the fact the the game is set on a massive foliage filled island. They can literally be anywhere, behind any tiny rock. They don't shine or stand out, and theyre less than a foot high in game terms.

    You need to collect them all for 100 gamerpoints, 5 per "map", which in game terms is several square miles.

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