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  1. I am in pretty much the same position as Ikaruga is - I got it when it came out on the PC 'cause I never had an XBox, but had too much else to play so played it only until a little way into the second level. Not much at all! Regardless, now I have an XBox, and have Halo, and as of last night have started playing it properly. Bloody hell its enjoyable - admittedly I'm an FPS kinda guy anyway, but if it gets better on Legendary...it must get amazingly good. Hurrah for me liking it.
  2. Ages ago when '24' started I always figured you have to do a quasi-realtime thing (the clock making it all appear to be a continuous motion rather than definite 'segments' of play), but what'd interest me from a gamer POV is taking on different roles around CTU. So, yes, of course, you'd be playing as Jack for the most part, but...it'd be cool if you saw a split-screen setup at the start of each section, and the camera would zoom into either Jack in the field, or Tony at CTU, Kim running from a Cougar, or whatever. It'd make good gameplay, and tie in to the themes of the show, to play it as several different elements working towards the super-cool conclusion, rather than as a lone hero. *shrug* But of course they'll just ruin it anyway *shrug*
  3. Yeah, dunno if anyone mentioned this above, but...frankly, it was the laziness of the game design that ruined the end of Wind Waker for me, its visual style was neither here nor there - a good thing, if I'm forced to choose. Suited the gameplay style they went for, I say.
  4. Brilliant idea, with the right choice of game.
  5. Pleased to see someone's paying an insane amount for it though, being kind to charity. Well, I assume it's being charitable...surely nobody *wants* it?
  6. *sigh* It was only a matter of time until we got a Cake photo. I'm overposting in this thread! hm!
  7. Just for irrelevance's sake, imagine how cool it would've been if Miyamoto had done one of his awesome drawings on a GameCube *drool*
  8. Lol, this thread has turned really funny! High five to Special Kid for a high quality rinseout session! Cake emails = natural superiority \m/ Hehe
  9. It's definitely real sirs, Cake emailed the link around a few days ago. Not that I can see why anyone would want the damn thing.... Oh, charity, yes...
  10. It had best be here when I arise tommorow morning so I can take it into college...
  11. It *surfaced*? Man, my whole concept of real and unreal is suddenly blurred.
  12. *tut* Some people. I don't want to dredge up the whole games theory kind of debate, but Poole treats games as any other media product, and his book goes some way to deconstructing the phenomenom in much the same way as you would deconstruct a film. People think he's up his own arse, just because he's attempting to make intelligent comment. Hrm.
  13. *sigh* Those were the days...
  14. I'm inclined to say that both Ikaruga and Viewtiful Joe are modern classics. For me, classic is not only in the long-lasting sense of the word, but the fact that it draws on fundamentals of gameplay - yes, the fact that they are so damn retro. Obviously, retro isn't necessarily classic, but the way that both titles draw upon old design and develop/play with the ideas to create a newer product certainly makes for very good games. The term classic is tempting...
  15. If anyone uploads/makes a torrent or somesuch, let me know
  16. Lol, I have to have hyperbolic rants now and then, gives me something to do.
  17. Oh dear. My gamertag, selected the other night, was the result of a history of poor usernames. Things that were great names once soon become dated, and annoying, and embarrassing. I thought I'd choose something that wouldn't change. My name. StephenM. A boring choice, I'm sure you might think, but that's not my point. No, my pain comes through the idiots than inhabit Live. People, seeing my name, assume that since they know someone whose forename is Stephen and surname begins with an M, I must be that person. Cue "What's your surname? I know you..." and "I know StephenM from school!". The stupidity kills me. So please, dear friends, I beg of thee - don't ask me that question if our paths cross. I pledge rapage upon the next Live idiot. Seriously though, think I shoulda gone for something else. Anyone else got any tragic gamertag related stories?
  18. Fair point, but a few non gamers that I know for some reason call all consoles XBox's. "We can play your xbox Steve" "Maybe if you get the name right...". Microsoft marketing winning through!
  19. What're the thoughts on Cold Winter? I can't help but think that by saying they'll make the game shorter and introduce things such as the level-skip-if-you-keep-failing feature, they're essentially saying they'll give us less for our money and remove the whole element of risk/reward and the whole element of what makes a game work - the challenge. Tell me if I'm wrong, but what concerns me most is how much hot lovin' Edge was giving the developers...
  20. Hmm, may have to be fashionably late to school tommorow 'cause I'm waiting on three special things through my door now. *tut*
  21. I'm going to get mine from Game regardless, since they'll do a half-decent deal and I'll get the points, so it's all good.
  22. Lol, I ebay more often than not. I reckon I shall get the Xbox, Live Kit and a copy of Rainbow Six 3 for Christmas, and maybe pick up some games online with my own money/any Christmas cash I end up with. Now to find out about Game's discount for games with consoles. Anyone know? On the GBA it was £10 off up to 3 games bought with the console, I can only assume that it's something similar that they'll do for the XBox. I'll await any info you may have in here before I post up in Ask the Forum. Rad!
  23. Right away, appreciating the help. I just had a bit of a think and I'm clarifying the ol' brain. I reckon if I set some kind of rule for myself (which I know I'll never keep to, but...) like, say, no more than 2 games/£100 a month on games, maybe that'd work out. We shall see, I figure...
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