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Topic: Gamers Unite!

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

As suggested by blueczarina :)

Heres a place to discuss all things gaming related.
Maybe we should start by listing what consoles we have/use and if we game on PC too.

I have a PS3 & I play mainly RTS games on my laptop.

Games I’m playing most often (both on and off line) are MGS4, Burnout Paradise, Bad Company (currently only have the free demo, but plan to upgrade) and C&C 3 (both regular and Kanes Wrath).

Any games people are really looking forward to?
I personally can’t wait for Killzone 2, I think Killzone 1 was the greatest console FPS ever made, and expect the sequel to improve hugely on that :)
I’m also a big fan of the Resident Evil series, so RE5 is on my list too :)
Another game franchise I’m really into is Command & Conquer, so the new Red Alert is being eagerly awaited by moi as well :)

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

Well, I just finished watching the live feed of Son’y press conference at E3, and I’m quite impressed and hopeful. I would have preferred more detail in each individual main game, or something. But I don’t really know how these work.

And I’m really looking forward to LittleBigPlanet

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On amnesia wrote:

I play Sims 2 + addons when i got time.Cant wait for Sims 3 :P

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Marcella wrote:

I play Sims a lot as well. I also own an X-BOX 360, but my brother is the one who usually uses it. He owns all the games that I’ve seen mentioned on here, Halo, Devil May Cry etc etc.

Me, I looove the Resident Evil series, me and my friend beat The Umbrella Chronicles in one day, I especially love the fact that I could play as Wesker, my favorite character. I’m also looking forward to RE5.

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On Im a Cult Hero wrote:

I forgot about littlebigplanet, I’m hoping it will play as well as it is cute :)
Do you guys play online?
My PSN user name is blackmilk81 if anyone wants to add me, though due to construction work I probably wont be able to use my PS3 for another month :(

Another thing I’m looking forward to checking out is Home on PSN, it looks like some kind of online version of Sims, it could be very interesting

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On Anonymous wrote:

I badly need some advice on consoles, sil vous plait:

Which is the one to buy: Playstation 3 or X-Box 360?

The games are ridiculously over-priced any which way (?), so for a beginner (I was an Old School gamer – Far Cry on PC was my last game), what would you buy and why? :)

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

My PSN user name is blackmilk81 if anyone wants to add me, though due to construction work I probably wont be able to use my PS3 for another month :(

Another thing I’m looking forward to checking out is Home on PSN, it looks like some kind of online version of Sims, it could be very interesting[/quote:vufg2vz0]
My PSN is LordSpamulon (I think)

Home is not going to be like The Sims – it’s more of a virtual existence, interactive lobby – you can meet people, chat, organize games, join games, display your trophies etc. etc. It looks set to be quite interesting.

I badly need some advice on consoles, sil vous plait:

Which is the one to buy: Playstation 3 or X-Box 360?

The games are ridiculously over-priced any which way (?), so for a beginner (I was an Old School gamer – Far Cry on PC was my last game), what would you buy and why? :)[/quote:vufg2vz0]

It depends, what sort of games do you like? If you’re more geared towards mindless violence (Gears of War, Halo) then I’d probably recommend the 360 based on those two games. If you like… actually, I find that the PS3 has a really good selection of games out now and in the future (not many RPGs though)

Check their Wikipedia pages, and their list of game pages for each.

Also, the 360 does have a better online set-up, but the PS3 is catching up to it, so the difference will, in the future, not really be important.

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On Im a Cult Hero wrote:

The 360 charges for you to use xbox live though, and PSN is free.
But as Superlordspamulun said, just check out the games each has, paying most attention to the console exclusives, whichever has the most exclusives that you think you would want to play I think should be your choice.
I wouldn’t buy into any of the this console is better than that console that goes on, the both have their pro’s and they both have their con’s, at the end of the day the games are all that matter. Financially there is a huge gap between 360 and PS3, but this is really superficial, as to make the 360 a comparable entertainment system (note : I’m not saying a comparable games console) to the standard PS3, you have to buy external add ons which eliminate the cost difference entirely.

Once you have decided on which console you would like, there are more decisions to be made, which model of the console do you want? :P
The 360 has at least 3 versions, standard, \"Pro\" and \"Elite\", you would have to look into what the differences are between them (aside from price).
The PS3 comes in 20gb, 40gb and 60gb models (though I think the 60gb is no longer produced).
As with the 360 the memory size and price are not the only differences.
I have the 60gb, which has all the possible features, some of which are not present on both smaller models eg : Wireless & Backwards compatability with ps2, which is a great feature as it not only means you can play PS2 games, but also standard DVD’s aswell as blu-ray films.

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

The PS3 comes in 20gb, 40gb and 60gb models (though I think the 60gb is no longer produced).[/quote:2as08r84]

20 and 60 are no longer produced. There is also an 80gb in some territories that has the same functions as the 60gb. Also, it was recently announced (at E3, I believe) that the 40gb is being changed to "80gb core". Basically, an hard drive upgrade.

You should note that the PS3 is also a blu-ray player (I know you said this cult hero, but i’m going to elaborate). It is the cheapest player on the market, and one of the best. Seeing as BR won the format wars, it will soon become standard.

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On Anonymous wrote:

Good stuff there, cheers guys, I’m making solid notes from this advice because I’ve been out of the game (boom-tish) for way too long now.

The GTA games, MGS and Driver sets are definite must-plays for me. :)

Here’s two games I’d recommend to anybody (PC):

http://www.ballance.org/game.htm

http://secretexit.com/games/stairdismount

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

Good stuff there, cheers guys, I’m making solid notes from this advice because I’ve been out of the game (boom-tish) for way too long now.

The GTA games, MGS and Driver sets are definite must-plays for me. :) [/quote:27akw2xb]

Well, if you want MGS, MGS4 won’t be coming out on the 360 (at least not any time soon).

And MGS4 is one of my highly recommended games. It’s awesome.

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

i mostly like rpg’s, that is really the only kind i like, but i also want to play kids games with my son, so what would be the best, i was thinking of a wii, cause i am zelda crazy.

would that be the best? cause my son is 5 and games you can move around for would be good for him, he can’t ever sit still.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

i mostly like rpg’s, that is really the only kind i like, but i also want to play kids games with my son, so what would be the best, i was thinking of a wii, cause i am zelda crazy.

would that be the best? cause my son is 5 and games you can move around for would be good for him, he can’t ever sit still.[/quote:1q1dsi4f]

Oh yeah, for sure. Plus the Wii is (comparatively) cheap.

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

nice, cause i was thinking of getting it for him for christmas. it will be all star wars for his b-day, he has decided.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On Anonymous wrote:

I wish we would have bought the wii. Xbox doesn’t have very many younger kid friendly games.
My 8 year old loves kingdom hearts, but can’t play it on -that game needs to be available for 360

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

oh man i want to get kingdom hearts, my step son has a ps2, so i am gonna get it for that. and it will still work with a ps3 right?

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On amnesia wrote:

oh man i want to get kingdom hearts, my step son has a ps2, so i am gonna get it for that. and it will still work with a ps3 right?[/quote:2kqgoyww]

I think thats a negative Bullett.My little sisters boyfreind bought a playstation 3 a while ago and he has a lotta playstation 2 games.So he wanted to play some playstaion 2 games on his playstaion 3 and it did not work at all.What ive heard is,the latest playstation 3 models dont accept playstation 2 games,but the odd part is the playstation 3 do accept playstation 1 games.But the first model of playstation 3 you can play playstation 2 games on.I think its the model with the 40gb hardisc space.I think you should look into this,i might be wrong though,but i doubt it. :wink:

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On amnesia wrote:

I just bought me a PSP.200 dollars brand new.Now i need to hack it,how the hell am im gonna do that :o

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:
oh man i want to get kingdom hearts, my step son has a ps2, so i am gonna get it for that. and it will still work with a ps3 right?[/quote:2s1mxzzn]

I think thats a negative Bullett.My little sisters boyfreind bought a playstation 3 a while ago and he has a lotta playstation 2 games.So he wanted to play some playstaion 2 games on his playstaion 3 and it did not work at all.What ive heard is,the latest playstation 3 models dont accept playstation 2 games,but the odd part is the playstation 3 do accept playstation 1 games.But the first model of playstation 3 you can play playstation 2 games on.I think its the model with the 40gb hardisc space.I think you should look into this,i might be wrong though,but i doubt it. :wink:[/quote:2s1mxzzn]

oh, i will check and see, we might have to get that kind off of ebay.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On amnesia wrote:
oh man i want to get kingdom hearts, my step son has a ps2, so i am gonna get it for that. and it will still work with a ps3 right?[/quote:bxbt2wua]

I think thats a negative Bullett.My little sisters boyfreind bought a playstation 3 a while ago and he has a lotta playstation 2 games.So he wanted to play some playstaion 2 games on his playstaion 3 and it did not work at all.What ive heard is,the latest playstation 3 models dont accept playstation 2 games,but the odd part is the playstation 3 do accept playstation 1 games.But the first model of playstation 3 you can play playstation 2 games on.I think its the model with the 40gb hardisc space.I think you should look into this,i might be wrong though,but i doubt it. :wink:[/quote:bxbt2wua]

oh, i will check and see, we might have to get that kind off of ebay.[/quote:bxbt2wua]

I was wrong,i looked into it.Its the 40GB disc that dont want to play playstation 2 games because they stripped out the emotion engine and graphics synthesizer these are required to run PS2 games.It seems you need to get a 60 or 80 Gb :wink:

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

ahhhhhhhh, ok. well it will be a little while before i am able to get one, so i will look into the prices. thanks mayo.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On amnesia wrote:

I forgot to add.Seems there is a 20Gb also.Its one of the first models out there it seems.That version is also usefull with playstation 2 games :wink:

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On Anonymous wrote:

Phew, there’s a lot to buying PS3s these days, which is what I’ve chosen for future purchase.

Good info. \\m/

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On Superlordspamulon wrote:

Actually, there’s not much to it anymore. At the moment, there is only the 80gb and 40gb, the 80 being better.

Ignore everything about 60gb and 20gb, they’re not sold anymore.

In the near future, the 40gb will be replaced with 80gb \"core\" which is only a hard-drive improvement.

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On Anonymous wrote:

Noted. :)

What are the best places online to order the games from?

No way on Earth would I pay shop prices again like, \"When I were a Lad.\"

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