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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Panzer, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Devil May Cry has always been a single player game. The only online it has is leaderboards. The Xbox Live activity tracks anyone connected to Live (gold or silver) that is playing anything, whether it's multiplayer or not.
  2. I just never found the RE series scary at all. Fun, just not scary.
  3. #128 Aych Es Vee, Feb 20, 2008
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    Universal Preparing Titles for Blu-ray

    Posted February 19, 2008 12:07 PM by Josh

    Universal Studios The statement that Blu-ray fans have been waiting for nearly two years to hear, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment Craig Kornblau has announced that Universal Studios will begin distributing their films on the Blu-ray format. He commented, "While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray."

    He continued, "The path for widespread adoption of the next-generation platform has finally become clear. Universal will continue its aggressive efforts to broaden awareness for hi-def's unparalleled offerings in interactivity and connectivity, at an increasingly affordable price. The emergence of a single, high-definition format is cause for consumers, as well as the entire entertainment industry, to celebrate."

    While no solid details about which titles or specific dates were revealed at this time, a more detailed announcement is expected soon.

    Thanks goes to forum member aurevoir05 for posting the news.
  4. RE isnt very scary either, its just a videogame.
    It does have surprising moments though.
  5. #130 lucky strike, Feb 20, 2008
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  6. Blu-Ray Disc Association to Microsoft: 'Join us.'
    BDA spokesman Frank Simonis comments on the demise of HD-DVD.
    by Scott Lowe

    February 19, 2008 - Now that the format war is over, with an official concession from Toshiba delivered earlier this week, the question becomes what comes next for manufacturers formerly amalgamated with HD-DVD? In an interview with TechRadar, Blu-Ray Association spokesman Frank Simonis stated that former HD-DVD rivals should join the Blu-Ray family.

    "We have always said that Toshiba and Microsoft, and any other company is more than welcome to join the Blu-Ray Disc Association. We are an open organization, with an open disc standard," said Simonis. He later went on to say that Microsoft and Toshiba would be valuable additions to the Blu-Ray camp. Simonis refused to declare an official victory for Blu-Ray although the demise of HD-DVD was seemingly imminent after Toshiba's withdrawal. However, Simonis did express a level of empathy noting the difficulty Toshiba would face if it were to switch to Blu-Ray as one of HD-DVD's principle backers.

    After Warner Bros.' crucial withdrawal of support for the HD-DVD format earlier this year, Microsoft representatives acknowledged a potential swapping of support for Blu-Ray. Simonis went on to comment on the prospect of Blu-Ray support in future Xbox systems.

    "Microsoft could easily put Blu-Ray inside the Xbox," said Simonis. "From my understanding Microsoft did an early evaluation and the Xbox has a similar processor to the PS3 so it will be perfectly capable of decoding a Blu-Ray disc." While many believe that Blu-Ray support in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 would create an unsavory juxtaposition for Sony, Simonis maintains that Sony would have little choice in the matter.

    "Sony has nothing to say on this. The BDA is an open organization and no one company is in charge of it. It's irrelevant whether Sony would be happy about Microsoft joining up, because it wouldn't have a say," said Simonis. Despite the resolution of the format war, some claim that the Blu-Ray format still faces several potential threats; namely digital downloads and streaming.

    Simonis debunked these claims, stating that "When it comes to ownership of content, we've seen the research: people like to have a physical disc in their hand. With a real box and real case lining. Downloads don't offer people what they want." Simonis cited the current impracticality and exorbitant download times involved with digital downloads. "Downloading a 4.7GB movie is still an absolute pain for most people," said Simonis. "So what would it be to download a 50GB 1080p movie? It would take an extraordinary amount of time and people are just not ready for such things."
  7. There's a rumor that Final Fantasy XIII will be delayed to 2010!
  8. shocked?
  9. Not really.
  10. #135 DownwardSpiral, Feb 20, 2008
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    NEW PS3 wheel with G25 traits!

    Today at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), held in San Francisco, USA, Logitech, the world’s leading developer of force feedback gaming wheels, announced the Logitech® Driving Force™ GT racing wheel, the official wheel of Gran Turismo™. Featuring powerful force feedback and an innovative 24-position real-time adjustment dial for on-the-fly control of brake bias, traction and damper settings, the Logitech Driving Force GT gives gamers the most accurate and authentic PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) racing experience. “We’re excited to be working with Polyphony Digital again to deliver a wheel that will satisfy the needs of car enthusiasts, like me, around the world,” said Ruben Mookerjee, Logitech’s director of product marketing for gaming. “People who love the striking realism of the Gran Turismo racing series will discover that Logitech’s latest wheel will allow them to experience the cars the way they were meant to be driven. With the Logitech Driving Force GT, you’re not playing games anymore – you’re racing!”

    “The Middle East is bursting at the seams with gaming enthusiasts, eager to enjoy top of the range technology, and an enhanced gaming experience. The Driving Force GT will be a welcome addition to the impressive range of gaming peripheral, already available across the region,” added Ahmed Khalil, General Manager, Logitech Middle East FZ-LCC.

    Logitech’s latest racing wheel was meticulously designed by Logitech and Polyphony Digital, Inc., the developer of the Gran Turismo series. The companies worked together to add the unique real-time adjustment dial, a first for force feedback wheels, allowing people to fine tune the car’s balance by adjusting the brake bias, traction control and damper settings. Now Gran Turismo drivers can have precise control over the car’s setup to achieve maximum performance.
    “We have always designed the Gran Turismo series for driving enthusiasts. Realistic graphics, a technologically advanced physics engine and authentic sounds for every car in the game make Gran Turismo 5 Prologue a true driving simulator,” said Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital. “Now, with the Logitech Driving Force GT wheel, drivers can have unparalleled control of their car, extending the realistic racing experience.”

    Logitech’s newest force feedback wheel simulates understeer, oversteer, and traction loss with frightening accuracy. While the full-size gas and brake pedals deliver precise throttle and brake response, racers can use either the sequential stick shift or the wheel-mounted paddles to race through gears. The wheel also features a large 11-inch wheel with rubber-overmould rim, providing exceptional comfort and control.

    The Logitech Driving Force GT turns 900 degrees lock-to-lock allowing drivers to navigate hairpin turns with greater accuracy. And with anti-backlash gearing, there is no slack in the steering response, making any race a smooth, realistic experience. In the centre of the 11-inch wheel, the Driving Force GT features an illuminated horn button with the official Gran Turismo logo. Using the authentic sounds of the car being driven, racers can quickly alert other cars when they are approaching fast. Or when playing online, people can simply use the horn to taunt other players as they speed by.

    The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is engineered for use with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, which will be available on Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) and as a download on the PLAYSTATION®Network in North America on April 17 and in Europe on March 28. The Logitech Driving Force GT wheel is also compatible with Gran Turismo™3 and Gran Turismo™4 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

    Courtesy of MC777
  11. Uh, no, he isn't, and I'm usually on every night.
  12. I play it on PS3. The only thing it lacks is keyboard/mouse compatibility.
  13. Versus will no doubt be 2010. I don't think FFXIII will be later than 09
  14. #139 Malefic, Feb 20, 2008
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  15. #140 Malefic, Feb 20, 2008
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  16. Gears of War 2 cells-shaded confirmed.
  17. Awesome wheel news.
  18. Ninja Gaiden 2 will have replays like Halo 3, which you can share online. Fable 2 will have online coop. Gears of War 2 will be this year.
  19. links/pics of the fable/gears news?
  20. the Indie XBLA games finally are open to the public, first download 'XNA Community Games" then you get a handful of games like "dishwasher" which is fun.

    anyway basically how it works as i understand it.

    you buy the pack to make the games (students get it for free) then you make Indie games, then you submit the game to microsoft who then pushes it off to a community of indie proven indie developers who look over the game to make sure its not stolen/buggy/or just plain bad. after this the game gets put up on xbox live and can either be free (which gets mass publicity for the creators) or you can charge (and make some money for the hard time you've put into the game) either way its finally starting now and we will all reap the benifits.

    also Fable 2 has online co-op much like a first person shooter but for RPG. you can help your friend with the story, or he can pay you to kill people so you dont become evil/whatever reason. its also looking more and more like what the first game was supossed to be. he has kept pretty quiet on the game so far making sure to not build it upt, all information released so far is already in the game working, and will not be removed. so no giant disapointments when we open the box. on top of that each persons world will evolve as you play by the choices you make (where you spend your money will have an impact on local econemies later on, if you kill off everyone in a camp it will die forever, but if you let it them live it may become a small town, killing a person kills them for ever, if they were ment to do something it will not happen (maybe they were to open a hotel in your town or something) anyway its supossed to be so in depth that each person will have thier own world, and every time you want to play through it again you'll get differences... of course its not going ot be completely different but its a start.

    also Gears of war will be on a newly advanced version of the UT3 engine, and was kept exclusive to the 360. will continue the story and will be out this november (looks like the 360 will have a huge exclusive this holiday season afterall, but it was kind of expected)
  21. there's a Gears of War 2 teaser on Xbox Live
  22. yeah i saw it, was kind of lame... now if i didnt know it was coming i'd have been excited, but it didnt show anything of the new physics or graphics so i was pretty indifferent.
  23. #148 Aych Es Vee, Feb 21, 2008
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  24. mclaren777 asked me to post this for him. Apparently you guys won't be able to update your lists again until late April. And he also said that you guys are doing a terrible job of covering GDC this year. He's disappointed. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

    Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of the Foreseeable Future

    1. Resistance 2
    2. Project Offset
    3. TimeSplitters 4
    4. Gran Turismo 5
    5. Mercenaries 2
    6. Killzone 2
    7. Fable 2
    8. Battlefield: Bad Company
    9. Haze
    10. Mirror's Edge

    1. Grand Theft Auto IV
    2. Gran Turismo 5
    3. Alan Wake
    4. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    5. Project Offset
    6. LittleBigPlanet
    7. Left 4 Dead
    8. Silent Hill 5
    9. Resident Evil 5
    10. Heavy Rain

    1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    2. Sega Superstars Tennis
    3. Dragon Quest Swords
    4. Okami (Wii)
    5. Monkey King: The Legend Begins
    6. Samba De Amigo
    7. Mario Kart Wii
    8. De Blob
    9. Wii Fit
    10. Wii Music

    1. Gran Turismo 5

    Lucky Strike
    1. Metal Gear Solid 4
    2. Grand Theft Auto IV
    3. Gran Turismo 5
    4. Battlefield: Bad Company
    5. Fallout 3
    6. SOCOM: Confrontation
    7. Resident Evil 5
    8. Sudden Strike 3
    9. NHL 09
    10. Iron Man

    Porsche addict
    1. Far Cry 2
    2. Assassin's Creed (PC)
    3. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage
    4. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
    5. Race Driver: Grid

    1. Gran Turismo 5
    2. Grand Theft Auto IV
    3. Fallout 3
    4. Final Fantasy XIII
    5. ArmA 2
    6. Heavy Rain
    7. L.A. Noire
    8. Battlefield: Bad Company
    9. Huxley
    10. The Agency

    1. Fable 2
    2. Ninja Gaiden 2
    3. Gran Turismo 5
    4. Spore
    5. Gears of War 2

    1. Spore
    2. Fable 2
    3. Grand Theft Auto IV
    4. Too Human
    5. LittleBigPlanet
    6. Final Fantasy XIII
    7. Starcraft 2
    8. Alan Wake
    9. Resident Evil 5
    10. Forza 3

    1. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
    2. Mass Effect 2
    3. Fable 2
    4. Tom Clancy's EndWar
    5. Fallout 3
    6. Guitar Hero 4

    1. Fable 2
    2. Battlefield: Bad Company
    3. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
    4. Splinter Cell: Conviction
    5. Army of Two
    6. Bully: Scholarship Edition
    7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    8. Grand Theft Auto IV
    9. Too Human
    10. Tiberium

    1. Gears of War 2
    2. God of War 3
    3. Metal Gear Solid 4
    4. Resistance 2
    5. Grand Theft Auto 4
    6. SOCOM 4 (not Confrontation)

    Nikko Morocco
    1. Grand Theft Auto IV
    2. Metal Gear Solid 4
    3. TNA iMPACT!
    4. Tekken 6
    5. The Club
    6. Black 2
    7. Gran Turismo 5
    8. Ghostbusters
    9. Bionic Commando
    10. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds

    1. Grand Theft Auto IV
    2. Gran Turismo 5

    Jew Jew Rocket
    1. Final Fantasy XIII
    2. Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    3. Gran Turismo 5
    4. Metal Gear Solid 4
    5. Devil May Cry 4
    6. Madden 2009
    7. Grand Theft Auto 4
    8. Ultimate Fighting Championship 2009
    9. Soul Caliber 4
    10. Lost Odyssey

    1. Ferrari Challenge
    2. Gran Turismo 5
    3. Grand Theft Auto 4
    4. Tom Clancy's Air Combat
    5. Metal Gear Solid 4
  25. well now that Gears has been "officially announced" i'd have put that there, and if we can say mass effects 2 which hasnt been then i would put that as well. instead of FF13 and Alan Wake.

    anyway i put most of what ive found interesting in the thread. although i havent heard much else.

    well i guess the Zune playing Video games is kind of intersting, but its still at least 6 months off.

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