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thevictor390

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It bothers me that the graphics look so good, they have so many licenses for cars and yet they decide to make crap like this. I'm sick of games that are designed so that a 5-year-old can win every time.

DISABLE THE FUCKING NITROUS!!!

Nitrous oxide injection is a real thing, no problem with it being in games as well. Just don't make it an instant 100-150 mph turbo boost. GT4 is the only simulation-style game I know of that has it.

On the flip side, arcade games have a place. I recently picked up Midnight Club: LA and it blows any NFS game I've ever played completely out of the water. It's just so over-the-top you can't help but burst out laughing as you tilt your car up on two wheels to squeeze through the gap in traffic. NFS is somewhere in between where all they ended up doing is making the game dull.
 

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Exactly! Nitrous doesn't work like that, it's not like you are straddling a rocket.

I love the Midnight Club games, because they don't make any bold statements. With NFS, they always try to explain how much they've worked on the graphics and the physics engine and that it's incredibly realistic.

Just make it bonkers, without any PR bullshit about realism and hard work. It's us (the people that play) that will determine how hard they've actually worked.
 

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without any PR bullshit about [...] hard work. It's us (the people that play) that will determine how hard they've actually worked.

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..........wut.

So a game only has hard work put into it if it's good? Logic much?
 

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Point is - you don't brag about the shit you produced. You try to keep quiet about it.
 

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Aaron Johnson and his mum expecting their second child... it's wrong.
Although I would be willing to bang Marg Helgenberger, if she's reading this PM me.
 

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Helm's Deep custom map for Left 4 Dead 2. Fun stuff.

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Have you guys ever finished it? We once got up to the spiral staircase but I got destroyed by two tanks.
 

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Yeah, the map that was stolen from Age of Chivalry with no credit at all given to team chivalry. Dicks!
 

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Been playing some BF2142.

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Nothing in the Humble Indie Bundle 3 interests me at all. :|
 

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Yesterday I bought Prison Break season one on DVD, so far I have watched upto the Cute Poison episode, I'm liking it a lot.
 

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I really enjoyed Prison Break in it's first season. It's just a shame they got greedy and wanted to milk the show for all it's worth. I mean, how many times can the same cast of people break out of prison? The more seasons they tried to squeeze out, the worse it got.
 

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Yeah Prison Break is always the show I use as an example as to why it can be really bad for a good show to get dragged on past it's prime. it did get quite ridiculous in the last couple seasons.

good shows getting cancelled too early and good shows getting dragged out 'till they aren't good anymore: the two bad consequences of Fox's ratings-whore-ishness.
 

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Yeah Prison Break is always the show I use as an example as to why it can be really bad for a good show to get dragged on past it's prime. it did get quite ridiculous in the last couple seasons.

good shows getting cancelled too early and good shows getting dragged out 'till they aren't good anymore: the two bad consequences of Fox's ratings-whore-ishness.

Yep, exactly. I loved the show that first year, I really just wish they would have given the last episode of the first season an alternate ending. I won't say what, but anyone who has seen the show knows it could have ended two different ways. They should have ended it the other way and wrapped up the series there. Season 2 wasn't all that bad of course, but the title of the show didn't really apply anymore. But after that it just got really stupid. Canceling that show was an act of mercy.
 

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Anyone still have a PS2? I actually bought the fat one for $60.00 at my local game stop. I like to buy game systems a generation behind because all the hubbub is gone and the prices have dropped to be reasonable. I just got Driver 3 a month ago and, it looks awesome but holy crap the controls are terrible. Anyways, I'm done talking...
 

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Driv3r isn't very good (though I did play it through), you're much better off with GTA, or if you're in it for the driving, Stuntman is a hidden gem by the same developers.

If you keep an eye out you can get more modern games cheaply, recently games are falling into the bargain bin pretty quickly. I have only purchased one or two games at full price in a long while, despite being a big gamer. Sites like deals.woot.com come up with huge sales a lot.
 

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Driv3r isn't very good (though I did play it through), you're much better off with GTA, or if you're in it for the driving, Stuntman is a hidden gem by the same developers.

If you keep an eye out you can get more modern games cheaply, recently games are falling into the bargain bin pretty quickly. I have only purchased one or two games at full price in a long while, despite being a big gamer. Sites like deals.woot.com come up with huge sales a lot.

Couldn't agree more. If you wait a year or so after their release. you'll find a lot of games tend to drop a lot in price. Its only been a month or so since the release of Duke Nukem Forever and its already half price.
 

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How is it that Megatron was frozen in Antarctica, however, he did not freeze in space?

*Bay plot discussion is always bad.
 
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