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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what would you do without me, dess

also i want to play sometime, too

when i get my new creditcard.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the new mutant empire game is indeed pretty swish, i was dissapointed when it turned out level progression is LINEAR unlike smash tv, but hey, apart from that it seems quite swell from my brief time with the demo. some of my problems from the original game looks like they might still be around, though.

dess you are the resident pinball queen, what do you think of PINBALL FX.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mutant Storm Empire is fantastic. I noted that one of the acheivments was to complete the whole game without dieing on Black Belt so I tried to play the first level on black belt an... holy hell. I can't see myself getting that for a while and anyone who does I commend you. Pretty great XBLA game.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Mario himself has confirmed that Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming out for the Wii VC tomorrow. I figured it would either be tomorrow or next Monday, but I'm grateful to be excited for something that isn't supposed to be played on my currently dead Xbox.

Gonna trade in some stuff and buy me a Wii Points card tomorrah! It's a-me! The greatest game of all time-io!

Oh, and to get you stoked: that frickin' pants-wettingly awesome Mario 3 commercial from back in the day. That thing gave me goosebumps for months.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AARRGHHH! Come back to me, Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! All of my trade-in credit is going towards Mario stuff now - 3 and Galaxy. I really want Super Mario RPG though - get on that, Nintendo people.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That writeup is kind of... ill-informed and boring. Mario 3 is great and all, and probably worth a download, but we've all played it to death by now, and all owned it at some point. The real news is Alien Soldier -- and I don't even like the game much! Still, another legendary Treasure game that was never released in North America. That is news. Yet another retread of one of the best-selling games in history isn't, particularly.

"OH MY FUCKING GOD! THEY JUST ISSUED A NEW PRINTING OF CATCHER IN THE RYE!!!"

I don't know anything about Power Golf, so I can't comment there. Maybe it's amazing somehow. Maybe it's just a golf game.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take my Mario with a yellow cape however I can get it, sir. Despite enjoying the game a bunch, I don't own it in any form, so a VC release is perfect for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only tanooki tails here.

I still think Nintendo missed a trick by not having Mario really glide the Tanuki way.

Anyway, my point stands. Super Mario 3 is more or less obligatory for anyone with even a passing interest in Nintendo games. Its availability in yet another form is hardly news; it's an inevitability. Yeah, they finally bothered to put it up. Great, might as well download it. Not much to really say here. Alien Soldier, though -- that's worth actually talking about.

I don't mean to dismiss anyone's personal interest in the game (hey, it's one of my favorites too); I'm just criticizing Joystiq's journalistic intuition. It... kind of says a lot, really, about a lot of things.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, I didn't even follow the link up there. I put Joystiq next to Destructoid on my list of websites to never visit less I want to roll my eyes and sigh heavily.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Aderack, but I didn't want to go bustin' anyones bubble!

Also; Alien Soldier never came to the US?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Alien Soldier, Power Golf, and Mario 3 all in one week? Amazing!

Actually I sort of agree with Aderack on this one as well. Mario 3 isn't huge news except that people who haven't played it will now get the chance. Personally, after playing the GBA version I can never go back. I love the fact that you can get the cape and there are actually brand new levels! Nothing pisses me off more about Nintendo than watching them silently cancel almost all of the Mario 3 e-reader cards. If they released a decked out version of GBA Mario 3 on VC than I could forgive them, but for now I'm going to protest by not buying any VC games this week!

(Is Power Golf an Neo Geo golf game? Because that might change my mind...)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, well, I'm just less jaded, I suppose, and will be the only one having fun today; I can live with that. Let me know when you guys plan a party so I can come over and just shit all over everything! We'll be best pals.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lestrade wrote:
Okay, well, I'm just less jaded, I suppose, and will be the only one having fun today; I can live with that. Let me know when you guys plan a party so I can come over and just shit all over everything! We'll be best pals.

How much room do you have left on your Wii? I think I'm pretty much out of space now...

I don't want a hard drive, but if they would write software that would automatically archive the stuff you haven't been using to your SD card, but leave it on the screen and pull it back out when you want to play it that would be amazing.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a handful of games that won't copy over to my SD card. Is there any way around that? I believe it's Military Madness and the Lost Levels that refuse to; a few others brought up error messages when copying but still copied over.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alien soldier! someone tell me how it plays with the classic controller.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okay, well, I'm just less jaded, I suppose, and will be the only one having fun today; I can live with that. Let me know when you guys plan a party so I can come over and just shit all over everything! We'll be best pals.

How much room do you have left on your Wii? I think I'm pretty much out of space now...

I don't want a hard drive, but if they would write software that would automatically archive the stuff you haven't been using to your SD card, but leave it on the screen and pull it back out when you want to play it that would be amazing.

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Sorry, huh? I'm not getting the connection here.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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alien soldier! someone tell me how it plays with the classic controller.

Not as well as on a PS2 with a saturn controller! Or a stick!

But still pretty good.

And yeah, Power Golf is just another golf game, haha.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sorry, huh? I'm not getting the connection here.


as in, you leave an SD card in the wii at all times, it automatically archives anything you haven't played in ~2 weeks to said SD card, yet leaves the channel on the menu, and streams it back to your console when you select it, making the whole business as seamless as possible.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

screwjumper on live arcade: i have no idea what i was just playing. is this some digipen student project?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know, but it's not very interesting.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know, but it's not very interesting.

What it lacks in varied gameplay it makes up for in intriguing backstory.

No wait, it doesn't. (What was it, something like miners are angry about losing their job to automation, so they use their BASE jumping skills to exact revenge on their previous employers? I think I would have preferred a pretty, outdoor, Pilotwings like setting and been informed that "in the future, people have gotten really bored, and this is one of the dumb X-treme sports they came up with.")

I didn't even make it down far enough to throw dynamite, or whatever the hell I was supposed to do.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished the first level to see if maybe the second level was interesting.

It wasn't.

Jesus.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had a dream that Atari Jaguar games were added to the Virtual Console, except the first lineup consisted entirely of ports of really bad Star Trek games originally made for the Amiga.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just had a dream that Atari Jaguar games were added to the Virtual Console, except the first lineup consisted entirely of ports of really bad Star Trek games originally made for the Amiga.

You hold on to that dream, lil'aderack. You just hold on and never let go.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I downloaded Undertow which at first I thought was going to be a neat 3D underwater adventuer but it turns out it's a rubbish multiplayer arcade game? Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything I read about the game described it as a multiplayer arcade game. What did you read that made you think otherwise, and why is it bad?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't read anything about it, i looked at the title screen and the opening cutscene!

also the game just isnt interesting in any way?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw the sunken ship on the title screen and got excited. then i started playing and it had the same control scheme as half the games on live arcade.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, i mean, I love robotron as much as the next guy (OR GIRL), but the control scheme doesn't have to be used in every damn game.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had another dream the other day that my thoughts became sentient and began to attack me.

Oh, wait. What's going on in this thread?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yeah, i mean, I love robotron as much as the next guy (OR GIRL), but the control scheme doesn't have to be used in every damn game.


I remember when the Xbox was launched I watched a report which featured J. Allard (?) skateboarding through the corridors at his workplace and making sure he was filmed playing an original Robotron machine to show that it's 'all about the gameplay'. Obviously he meant that more literally than I thought!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yeah, i mean, I love robotron as much as the next guy (OR GIRL), but the control scheme doesn't have to be used in every damn game.

Yeah, was that "Geometry Wars" that reintroduced the scheme? There was Robotron, then Smash TV, then a few Robotron remakes, and now this batch.

I guess part of the thing is... it's damn easy to write. And/Or designers are like "woohoo! 2 control sticks!"
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I'm just posting so I can make it a straight run of TEN most recent posts with my name on it, baby
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word from the other side of the Atlantic is that Sensible Soccer is back in testing on the MS side and there are rumors of a Wednesday release for either this week or next.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I the only one who thinks Asteroids Deluxe looks awesome? I love Asteroids.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that does look good. Don't see why they didn't just expand the play area to fill the screen, though. Wouldn't have changed that much.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without seeing it on video, it looks like the screen will get terribly cluttered.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Word from the other side of the Atlantic is that Sensible Soccer is back in testing on the MS side and there are rumors of a Wednesday release for either this week or next.


Release date set, Dec. 19th.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Color me ridiculously psyched!

Also, Omega Five looks really good and was apparently developed by the same people responsible for Wild Guns. I wonder when that's coming out.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a decent preview of omega five. apparently it's scheduled to be playable in winter, but who knows?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's actually way better than the video they released on XBLM. Way way better. The first video I saw of Omega Five made it look kind of dumb but now it looks pretty rad!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asteroids Deluxe is awesome. There's a retro arcade in my neighborhood that has both Asteroids and Deluxe. AD is worlds better if for no other reason than you get a shield rather than hyperspace - which is a total crapshoot.

I downloaded the demo and it's way too short. One level? I guess everyone knows what Asteroids is, though. The evolved mode seemed pretty crappy to me. Overall it seems OK. I'd probably go for it if I had 400 points just sitting around and nothing else jumped out at me.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So SWOS went up for a couple of hours today. Then it got taken down because its net code is apparently totally fucked up. I guess I'm wondering why this is the case after all those months of delays and Microsoft's rigorous cert process for xbla games, at this point.
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They're claiming that it's because the wrong version of SWoS got uploaded.

Emphasis on "claiming".
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's the version of Tempest?

I'm pretty stoked about that honestly.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

completely unnecessary? given that tempest already has an amazing console update and xbox live arcade already has an incredible tube shooter.
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I don't have the console update, and SG is not Tempest.
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