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#1 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

@ubersmake: I'd take 60fps over 30 almost always. Yea I enjoy better looking games and you sacrifice to hit 60fps on a console but 60fps not only controls better but IMO looks better. Lighting stands out more, visuals don't judder and are nice and smooth.

#2 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

I don't remember if I played the demo but I did buy the game on launch. I played for a couple hours and never touched it again until a couple days ago. I started over after randomly watching an angry Joe review. Now I'm about at the same place I was before but I actually want to keep playing this time. I think the opening of the game is too boring for its own good but if you stick with it the game gets good. Shame that there won't be another one.

#3 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

Took a couple days off from work this work to soak in all the E3 coverage. I hadn’t taken any vacation time in well over a year so I figured I was due anyways. I started off the morning watching some Giantbomb coverage. When I ran out of videos I wanted to watch I moved over to cinemassacre.com to see what James Rolfe has been up to which brought me to a video about a hacked version of Castlevania. All very interesting I know!

My journey ended on youtube. I started watching the History of Sony/Playstation, then Dreamcast etc etc.

Eventually I came to the G4 show Icons about Bungie. I started watching and I continued to do so until they hit upon Oni. Oni is infamous like…really infamous and if you haven’t heard about it shame on you.

I had just started to work at EBGames during the run up to release of Oni. The company was pushing this game like it was the second (…third?) coming of Jesus. I didn’t even know what the game was but I knew for some reason I had to sell the shit out of it and this company Bungie who I had never heard of was a massive deal.

Launch day comes, the store floods with PS2 gamers and to a lesser extent PC gamers all looking for Oni and we are more than happy to sell them copies. We probably had around 100 total preorders which for that time period was quite a bit for a single game.

Fast forward a day…people start coming back to the store incredibly pissed off. They talk about how unplayable the game is, its broken, its impossible it just doesn’t work! Keep in mind this is at a point where stores didn’t lie about copyright issues and they let you return new games and get your money back. Oni is one of those titles that changed that.

We had so many returns the company sent out a memo extolling the virtues about Bungie’s Oni. Try to convince these people to keep the game! Do whatever you can to keep it from coming back into inventory! Sell Sell SELL!!!

Well it didn’t work. We probably got about 60% of copies back within a couple days of purchase. I still had no idea what the hell was really wrong with this game so I signed it out. A lot of reviews said the issue was the graphics and how all the textures were the same and every room looked the same but that wasn’t it we all let that slide when we played Bungie’s Halo. It was something deeper. Fact of the matter is gamers just were not ready for Oni. It used dual analog controls, something that was incredibly new at the time. Oni was not compelling enough to force us to learn how to play so gamers got pissed off and returned it. Its that simple.

Go ahead, play Oni now. Especially if you played it back then. Amazing isn’t it? The game isn’t that bad! Sure its not great but its passable. Hey at least it didn’t delete all your save files!

#4 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

I got sucked in a while ago. I used to make alot of edits. I think it was the Legacy of Kain series that got me hooked for a while. I got to the point where i didnt need approval to make edits then i took a break

Its definitely hard to stop once you start. Especially when you are being pushed alot by quests that bring you to games that dont have much info on them. The most obscure edits i ever made was for Way of the Warrior on 3DO. I added a bunch of character pages that werent in the database and put up a bunch of images. All for a game only 8 people ever played lol.

#5 Edited by d0x (136 posts) -

I didnt repost it. I edited the post and it reposted itself.

Yes I know you can attach but I made the first post from my phone and it wasnt working quite right so I put a link in it too.

#6 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

I came on here to make a quick blog post and I find myself editing wiki articles lol. So far i've added, tweaked or edited at least SOMETHING on the following pages.. Forza Horizon, Beyond two souls, Need for Speed Most Wanted, South Park Stick of Truth, Assassins Creed 3 Liberation, and I proposed the addition of Microsofts Smart Glass to the giantbomb wiki under concepts/platforms.

I gotta go finish watching the Sony Press Conference cause Nintendo's is coming up in 35 min. I figure by the time im done with Sony someone should have Nintendo's replay up to watch.

#7 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

From my blog post...

"About a year ago I sold my Backwards Compatible PS3. When I bought it my primary interests were nothing more than God of War 3 and Metal Gear Solid 4. I had both of those and about 20 other various PS3 games. After I beat GOW3 I really didnt see anything on the horizon that I wanted to play. I bought into some of the Killzone hype and was greatly disappointed by the gameplay, I had some adventures with Little Big Planet but im not the creative type so making my own levels never worked out. I had a great time with Infamous but that was short lived.

So now here I sit watching the replay of the Sony press conference. David Cage walks onto the stage, a man who fills me with contempt. I really just dislike him and his attitude but thats not important! He showed off Beyond. Not generally my type of game, not by a long shot. I played Heavy Rain and it was alright but I could never see myself finishing it. Beyond on the other hand...watching the brief gameplay video I found myself wanting to know whats next. Thats the magic not alot of games have. Sometimes a game asks a question, not a literal question but a question none the less. It doesnt matter how good or bad the game is, it doesnt matter if it pisses you off constantly, all that matters is the drive forward, to see where the story takes you. Beyond asks that question and I must play it. SO! Im going to need to buy myself a new PS3 here soon. Im considering buying a used Backwards Compatible model from ebay.

Now I havent finished watching the replay of the Sony conference yet. In fact im just up to the part where they show off Far Cry 3. It was that demo that made me come here. That game needs some serious serious polish and I hope they get it fixed before its released. You dont normally see E3 demo's in such a sad state. The game has some major lighting and texture filtering issues. The draw distance on the effects is way too close and when they pop in its blatant and ugly. The game also seems to have some serious frame rate issues and ALOT of screen tear. If your game cant look decent and run at a decent frame rate with vsync turned on then its time to dial back some of the effects so that it can. If the game releases like that there is no chance ill buy it. No graphics arent everything but when they are that broken it becomes a distraction."

#8 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

About a year ago I sold my Backwards Compatible PS3. When I bought it my primary interests were nothing more than God of War 3 and Metal Gear Solid 4. I had both of those and about 20 other various PS3 games. After I beat GOW3 I really didnt see anything on the horizon that I wanted to play. I bought into some of the Killzone hype and was greatly disappointed by the gameplay, I had some adventures with Little Big Planet but im not the creative type so making my own levels never worked out. I had a great time with Infamous but that was short lived.

So now here I sit watching the replay of the Sony press conference. David Cage walks onto the stage, a man who fills me with contempt. I really just dislike him and his attitude but thats not important! He showed off Beyond. Not generally my type of game, not by a long shot. I played Heavy Rain and it was alright but I could never see myself finishing it. Beyond on the other hand...watching the brief gameplay video I found myself wanting to know whats next. Thats the magic not alot of games have. Sometimes a game asks a question, not a literal question but a question none the less. It doesnt matter how good or bad the game is, it doesnt matter if it pisses you off constantly, all that matters is the drive forward, to see where the story takes you. Beyond asks that question and I must play it. SO! Im going to need to buy myself a new PS3 here soon. Im considering buying a used Backwards Compatible model from ebay.

Now I havent finished watching the replay of the Sony conference yet. In fact im just up to the part where they show off Far Cry 3. It was that demo that made me come here. That game needs some serious serious polish and I hope they get it fixed before its released. You dont normally see E3 demo's in such a sad state. The game has some major lighting and texture filtering issues. The draw distance on the effects is way too close and when they pop in its blatant and ugly. The game also seems to have some serious frame rate issues and ALOT of screen tear. If your game cant look decent and run at a decent frame rate with vsync turned on then its time to dial back some of the effects so that it can. If the game releases like that there is no chance ill buy it. No graphics arent everything but when they are that broken it becomes a distraction.

**UPDATE**

Oddly during the UBI press conference FarCry 3 didnt have any of the issues it had during the Sony one. Its possible it could be an issue thats only present during coop even though that doesnt make much sense.

#9 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

Ive played for about 5 hours now on the xbox 360 and dont get me wrong I LOVE this series and im enjoying playing the games. I started with Silent Hill 2. I hit new game and was ready to go. As soon as the opening cinematic where James is looking into the mirror ends the camera is supposed to pan up from next to a toilet and as luck would have it thats what happened EXCEPT I couldnt see anything aside from the lip of the toilet lol. There was no light in the scene at all. I opened the menu which displayed fine and I checked the brightness and it was set at 5 so I exited to the game and still I couldnt see!

I signed out of my profile and back in which kicked me to the main menu then I started the game again and after the cinema everthing worked fine and I could see. I just find it funny after reading all these articles and posts about bugs and glitches that the very first thing I saw that the game engine was rendering in realtime was NOTHING lol! Konami...you should have spent some money on this "HD" "Update". I know im going to enjoy the hell out of these games but...damn!

#10 Posted by d0x (136 posts) -

I love Giantbomb..Ive never been a fan of Gamespot. I hope this works out, I hope they leave it alone and let it be what it is like they did with gamefaqs. Good luck to all!