Podcast: DF #47: Killzone 2 = Greatest FPS Ever

At least that's what fellow podcaster Rob has to say on the subject of Killzone 2. The DF crew is back with returning guest, TheGamerGeek, and a bunch of nonsense to discuss. We start off the show with what we've been playing, which include: Killzone 2 (obviously), Afro Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, WWE: Legends of WrestleMania, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, and much more.

We follow that up with some discussion on the recent used game explosion via Best Buy, Toys 'R Us, and Amazon, which leads to an interesting conversation on the good, the bad, and the ugly side of Gamestop. We finish off the show with the never-ending question that plagues this industry..."Are games art?" We give our answers, but you're just going to have to listen in order to find out.


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Edited by Kush
At least that's what fellow podcaster Rob has to say on the subject of Killzone 2. The DF crew is back with returning guest, TheGamerGeek, and a bunch of nonsense to discuss. We start off the show with what we've been playing, which include: Killzone 2 (obviously), Afro Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, WWE: Legends of WrestleMania, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, and much more.

We follow that up with some discussion on the recent used game explosion via Best Buy, Toys 'R Us, and Amazon, which leads to an interesting conversation on the good, the bad, and the ugly side of Gamestop. We finish off the show with the never-ending question that plagues this industry..."Are games art?" We give our answers, but you're just going to have to listen in order to find out.


Edited by TheGamerGeek

This episode was super tasty.

Posted by Kush

You only say it was "super-tasty" because you were on it, but gus thinks Jake G is super-tasty! I'm looking forward to starting up Killzone 2 later today! :)

Posted by hendersonman

I think it ironic we mentioned Hitman: Blood Money on episode 47

Posted by Kush

I didn't even think about that Hitman reference until now, but that is a bit funny...I really want to play that game again too, it was quite a fun game.

Posted by azraeltrigger

it's spelled EVAR!

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

i agree with Rob.

Posted by Kush

You agree with Rob on what? That Killzone 2 is the greatest FPS game or that Boogie Bunnies was $10 and it was a good time? You need to be more specific...

Posted by TheGamerGeek
Kush said:
"You only say it was "super-tasty" because you were on it, but gus thinks Jake G is super-tasty! I'm looking forward to starting up Killzone 2 later today! :)"
I say that because you are TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT WANTED! BWAAA!
Posted by LiveOrDie1212
Kush said:
"You agree with Rob on what? That Killzone 2 is the greatest FPS game or that Boogie Bunnies was $10 and it was a good time? You need to be more specific..."
on everything
Posted by Kush

@TGG: I can see where someone could find enjoyment from the Wanted demo, but please tell me that you didn't enjoy the WWE: Legends demo...Also, the Wheelman demo was actually pretty fun.

@LiveOrDie1212: ...I don't know what to say, I think you may be quite insane.

Posted by hendersonman

How many times did you check Liveordie1212 to make sure it was not be under an Alternate account.

Posted by Kush

The fact that LoD1212 hasn't said "Your Momma" yet was enough to convince me that he's not you...just a misguided soul in need to saving. Anyways, it's time for me to give Killzone 2 another shot.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Nice new intro guys , it was really necessary . FANTASTIC .
This show was really cool too , liked it a lot 
 rated +1

Posted by Kush

Thanks for the kind words as always db90...and the new intro is courtesy of brukaoru. How are you liking RE5 so far?

Posted by hendersonman

Hey and DB_90 if you ever want to record game opinions and such, you can send those to us as well, you seem to play a lot of games.

Posted by Kush

db90 is also a ninja who manages to get early copies of games...such as RE5! I say we report him to the authorities and then steal his collection, I bet we could make some bank on Ebay :P ...I'm still not feeling KZ2, but I'm only through about 4 missions (not sure what percentage that would put me at).

Posted by hendersonman

Yes I would also like to know how he gets his games early

Posted by smokeHgun

Another good show guys, enjoyed it a lot. 

Posted by smokeH

....that was weird, it made a new account for me. Ahh well, good show it was another good one. Once you get your RE5 Console you should give your opinion on how it looks and all. Thanks for the laughs

Posted by Kush

Am I a bad person for having absolutely no desire to keep playing Killzone 2?

Posted by hendersonman

YES :P

Posted by Kush

I seriously don't understand what all the fuss is about. Does the game look good? Of course it does, it may very well be the best looking console game I've ever seen, but visuals aren't everything. 3 hours into the game and the controls still aren't feeling right....don't know if it's the game, or if it's just the controller. Plus I also find it a bit annoying at how much damage these guys can actually endure...how can multiple headshots not = death?

Posted by hendersonman

After changing the controls, I got to the point I liked them alot. I did not find the control buttons any different than Halo.  Maybe you cant jump as high, but I dont think it was slow or anything. But different strokes for different folks.

Posted by Shadow

I love Killzone 2, but no one believes me that isn't a magical being somewhere on the other side of the internet.

Posted by azraeltrigger

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Will there ever be an awesome game which has been made with a movie IP? (Watchmen, Wanted, Riddick etc)
going the other way, will there ever be a decent movie made from a video game IP? (Tomb Raider, Doom, Dungeon Siege etc)

why is it so hard to cross over???

Posted by Kush

I can already answer both your questions gus...

  • Q1) You already answered your own question...the original Riddick was a fantastic movie-licensed game. It was way better than the actual movie.
  • Q2) You already know that the new PoP film will be the greatest film you've ever (EVAR!!!) seen because you just can't get enough of Jake G with his shirt off!
Posted by SathingtonWaltz
Kush said:
"Am I a bad person for having absolutely no desire to keep playing Killzone 2?"
No its just not your thing. Like, people need to realize that just because they don't like a game, doesn't mean the game is bad. I hate Halo and Twilight Princess, but I realize that they are good games, they just didn't fit my tastes. KZ 2 is an excellent shooter, but like all things, it's not for everyone. ITS FOR ME THOUGH!!! =D I

My only gripe with KZ 2 was the lack of a button mapping feature. CMON GG! EVEN HAZE HAD THIS FEATURE!
Posted by Kush

"KZ 2 is an excellent shooter" ...the thing is, I'm not quite sure if it really is an excellent shooter. From what I've played it hasn't done anything spectacular, but I've also heard that the later half is much better than the first half so my opinion could greatly change by then. Who knows when/if I'll get around to finishing the game though...Now that Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? has finally arrived, I don't know if I have time for more KZ2 :P

Posted by daniel_beck_90
Kush said:
"Thanks for the kind words as always db90...and the new intro is courtesy of brukaoru. How are you liking RE5 so far?"
  She is a fantastic girl , Giant Bomb should be proud of having her as a member .

 RE5 is pretty darn awesome by the way
Posted by Kush

Well I look forward to giving the full game a shot in likely a week or two (when I'll likely receive my new X360). If you have a PSP...I highly recommend you pick up a copy of the Prinny game, tis be fantastic so far.

Posted by daniel_beck_90
Kush said:
"Well I look forward to giving the full game a shot in likely a week or two (when I'll likely receive my new X360). If you have a PSP...I highly recommend you pick up a copy of the Prinny game, tis be fantastic so far."
   I 'll check it out 
Posted by Kush

The game may have come out in February, but I already feel like it's probably going to end up as one of the best PSP games of 2009. The difficulty can get rather brutal quite quickly though...and not the "That's Fluggin' BS" brutal, but the "This company has expertly designed this game to drive me so crazy that I'll chop off my own penis to proceed" brutal! :P

Note: I have not chopped off my own penis, but if you have...I'm sure gus would love to receive it (in the mail). You should totally send him a PM asking when he wants you to mail him your dong n' balls.

Posted by azraeltrigger

hey! wtf...i dont check the blog for a couple of days and now i'm getting penii in the mail? i saw enough cock from watching Watchmen on IMAX. 3 story tall blue cock :/

Posted by Kush

New podcast will be recorded tomorrow (3/12/09) and expect a discussion on the Watchmen film...Hint at that discussion:

Rob: "OMGz! Watchmen is the greatest film EVAR!"
Me: "Uhhh, I wasn't a fan...especially in comparison to the book."
Rob: "Your momma!"
Me: "I guess I can't expect any originality from you...I appreciate your consistency."
Rob: "Uhhh...ummm...your momma."
Me: "Yea, your momma was a hamster and I'm pretty sure I heard your father smelled of elderberries..."

Posted by TheGamerGeek
Kush said:
"New podcast will be recorded tomorrow (3/12/09) and expect a discussion on the Watchmen film...Hint at that discussion:Rob: "OMGz! Watchmen is the greatest film EVAR!"Me: "Uhhh, I wasn't a fan...especially in comparison to the book."Rob: "Your momma!"Me: "I guess I can't expect any originality from you...I appreciate your consistency."Rob: "Uhhh...ummm...your momma."Me: "Yea, your momma was a hamster and I'm pretty sure I heard your father smelled of elderberries...""
I hope it does all go down like that.