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#1 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
" Because you can get it by having unprotected sexual intercourse with loose women. "
I'm in
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#2 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

EA have just announced that they have acquired the rights to create a new title in the Bourne universe. They picked up the license from the ashes of Sierra who bit the dust in the ActiBlizz merger.

Development duties will be handled by Starbreeze, who are also working on another as-yet-untitled title for EA (Project RedLime - rumoured to be Syndicate).

Consider me interested

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#3 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

I started Bioshock on it's UK release date in August 07 and really enjoyed working through it. Then I hit a brick wall with a part near the end.

I tried and tried but couldn't get past it. In the old days I would have kept at it until I'd got past this barrier but I've realized that nowadays my attention span is much shorter and when I hit a game stopper I rarely have the appetite or patience to get past it.

Now, I'm not advocating that games should be easy - that would be dumb. I just wish that play-testing made some of these difficulty spikes a thing of the past. 

Last week I went back to Bioshock and managed to make it past the part I'd previously been blocked at and made it to the end with little difficulty. The ending was really great, but I'd have enjoyed it even more if I'd experienced it back in Aug 07 when the plot and characters were fresh in my mind.

It also made me think that the announced sequel seems a little unnecessary.

Anyway, a great game that only took me 17 months to complete. For shame.
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#4 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

Roll call for the Ziff Davis employees who lost their jobs yesterday in 1UP/EGM/UGO debacle.

I hope you all find new jobs quickly and that the creative teams find a new outlet for their talents.

Adrian Frieg
Amy Mishra
Amy Moran
Andrea Garcia
Andrew Fitch
Andrew "Skip" Pfister
Anthony Gallegos
Cesar Quintero
Christina Rosa
CoyLou Steel
Derek Chinn
Doug Parsons
Eric Ellis
Giancarlo Varanini
Greg Ford
James "Milkman" Mielke
Jason Bertrand
Jason Wilson
Jervilyn Jaramillo
Justin Frechette
Leslie Gelfand
Marci Yamaguchi
Matt Chandronait
May Tong
Meredith Stowe
Michael Donahoe
Monique Convertito
Ndubuisi Madu
Nick Suttner
Norris Boothe
Philip Kollar
Rey Serrano
Robert Bowen
Rosemary Pinkham
Ryan O'Donnell
Ryan Scott
Shane Bettenhausen
Simon Cox
Tammy Ross
Tipler Ubbelohde

1UP 2003 - 2009

Gone but never forgotten
Gone but never forgotten

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#5 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

A sad, sad day.

The loss of GFW was tough and now, with EGM and 1UP being shuttered/downsized, it truly feels like the end of an era.

1UP Yours was the show that got me into listening to podcasts and, even if it does continue in some way or another, it won't be close to the same.

My thoughts are with the Ziff Davis staffers that have lost their jobs at this difficult time - good luck guys and I hope to be hearing from you all again soon.

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#6 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

@roushimsx Thanks for the advice

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#7 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

That's even worse, at least we got the game.

Harmonix have been so inconsistent with their international releases.

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#9 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -
Jan 09 - Wk 1
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Far Cry 2
Alone in the Dark
Lego Indiana Jones
Saints Row 2
Quantum of Solace
Tomb Raider Underworld
Prince of Persia
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Gears of War 2
Call of Duty : World at War
Fable 2
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto 4
God Hand
Kingdom Hearts 2

So many little time.

Have a whole week off work in at the end of January, so I'll have a good chance to get stuck into it then. If only I could stay away from the RB and GH games, I might actually get some other games completed.
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#10 Posted by PrawnToast (110 posts) -

Damn it Harmonix, we have a strange relationship, don't we?

You just can't seem to get it quite right. When RB1 came out we had to wait half a year to get our hands on it and when it did arrive the price was stupidly high.

So when RB2 rolled around it was a good chance to put things right, make up for past sins.

Then it all went pear-shaped again with a continual denials of release dates (leaving it to MS to leak the date in an ad campaign) and when it does show up, as magnificent as it is, the instruments fail to make the trip across the pond.

Why do you do this to me, Harmonix, why?

It's 2009 now and still no official word on RB2 instruments in the UK but MadCatz may have let things slip by confirming release dates for the cymbal add=ons for early Feb 09 - so it's probably a safe bet that the RB2 kit should be out by then.

Come on Harmonix, get the finger out.