kariyanine's forum posts

#1 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
s10129107 said:
"I dont know how developers get the nerve to sell a map pack.  some things oughta be free.  Hopefully consoles will catch up to PCs sometime soon on this issue.
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You don't see how developers get the nerve to sell a map pack.  Really?  Do you think these guys are working for free? Don't get me wrong I would love for all content to be free and having played PC games, I love the mod community but I can also see companies wanting to be compensated for work which is basically extra content to the game.  On another note, companies like Epic and Bungie have both expressed a desire to make their content free but MS has insisted on charging for that content.  According to the last Bungie podcast they aren't sure that the Legendary Map pack is going to go free because MS wants to try a new strategy with them, in fact it was tough for them to release Cold Storage for free.
#2 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

Soccer on the Atari 2600.

#3 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

Guns N' Roses.  I'm still patiently waiting for Chinese Democracy to be released.

#4 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
Jordan23 said:
"I'm just curious what have happen to the platormer genre. There seem to be less platformers coming to the market nowadays, the only company that seem to care somewhat is Nintendo. The last platformer that I've played was Super Mario Galaxy (Grade A quality gaming).

So, do you guys think platformers are becoming an lost art?
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I would argue that Insomniac cares more about the genre than Nintendo does.  They have consistently released Ratchet & Clank (grade A quality gaming) games over the last six years.  Nintendo throws us a bone every once in a while with a SMG or a New SMB but then they go dark for three to five years. 

Also I find that genres have now become more mixed.  A game like Uncharted has many platforming aspects but mixes them with shooter aspects (ala Tomb Raider).
#5 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
Ghil said:
"It does drop down but the FPS issue seems to be more of the Engine faults than the devs, wich would mean we would have to blame Epic for that one.
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Except SK rewrote the engine for Too Human so you can't blame Epic. Anyways, as for the game I played the demo and I am intrigued but probably not enough for a day one purchase.  I'll probably split the costs with a friend who has it on pre-order and just play it when he finishes up with it.
#6 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

I bought Super Stardust HD just to try out the trophies and I have to say I like it, probably even more so than my 360 achievements because of the very RPG like leveling scheme used.  Now if only there were more games that supported them at this point.  I can honestly say if Soul Caliber IV had trophies I would be getting it because I am on the fence and a chance to snag some trophies would probably be enough to get me to buy it.

#7 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

I'll probably pick up Resistance at some point, I played a bit of it on a friend's copy and it seemed cool enough.

#8 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
Dethfish77 said:
"This message is not to ask you what you think is wrong with with my 360 (although your thoughts would be nice) but to ask you how in the hell can Microsoft send out a broken Xbox 360? "
At least yours turns on, when I got my replacement system it red ringed out of the box.
#9 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -
SpaceInsomniac said:
"Seeing Elton John and Billy Joel together might have been pricey, but it was so worth it.  Other than that, I saw Ben Folds Five shortly after their second album came out, and before they were very popular.  It was a great show.
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  You are very correct in that statement (I've seen them three times that way), although I still think the two of them put on a better show separately.  My personal favorite concert is a toss up between having seen Guns N' Roses at the Meadowlands and seeing Metallica's Million Decibel March in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
#10 Posted by kariyanine (217 posts) -

Tell my kids that they can't enjoy a movie more than once.  I've seen Toy Story and Toy Story 2 about 20 times in the last two months.  Kids aside though, it truly depends on the film and your appreciation of it.  I've seen the original Star Wars trilogy numerous times and I still love them. 

As for The Dark Knight, I loved it and will watch it again in a few months when they release it on Blu-Ray and then it will probably sit on my shelf for a little bit until I watch it again.  I personally thought the best line in the film was from the Joker, "...you complete me."