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Post by angloconvoy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:36 pm

I played my way through Black Ops this week. Not bad. Not as good as the other modern warfare games, but I guess that's why it's filler rather than a main entry.

I really have to ask this; HeavyArms, why do you need 3 copies of Arkham City? Like, what's the benefit? I get confused these days, as America seems to have different downloadables with every version or preorder or whatnot, but from here in Japan it's hard to keep up. FYI, the Japan PSN is piss poor. Even though my main account is there, I mostly use my UK account for game purchases.

Oh, and Clogs, let me know what you think of X-Men. I read it's not that great, but then I read some reviews that said the same of Ultimate Alliance, and I really like those games.
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Post by Sixswitch » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:28 am

Batman is awesome. You should all go and buy it right now. If you don't own a system capable of playing it, you should go buy said system, then buy the game. Right now.

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Post by ganon578 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:21 pm

A buddy from home sent me a PS3 to compete for space and time with my 360, so I downloaded NBA Jam: On Fire Edition from the PSN. Pretty awesome update to the arcade original! It's got a ton of content, full Road Trip mode and online functionality, all for $15. Pretty nice considering the retail disc version is $40 and doesn't include much more than that (IMO).

Picked up 3D Dot Game Heroes this weekend for the PS3 too. That is one cool game. I've only played about an hour or so, but it's a fun retro-style Legend of Zelda clone (that's not a bad thing at all). And you can create your own character for the game too, out of little blocks. Phenomenal.

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Post by Heinrad » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:42 pm

I downloaded ThexderNEO for the PS3, which comes with the original Square version from 1985(I think), so you can go with the full symphonic suite of sound and the amazing beauty, or go old school.

And rip your hair out.

I also got Professor Layton and the Last Specter, although I don't plan to start it until I finish Unwound Future.
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Post by angloconvoy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:35 pm

Heinrad wrote:And rip your hair out.
I got that far with the free demo, so decided against buying the full version. Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes is good fun, if you like puzzle rpgs.
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Post by Heinrad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:34 pm

Thexder's always been like that, although NEO's more forgiving than the original. On Easy, at least on the PSP version, I could beat it. Normal..... I can get to the end, but the final boss always gets me.

I'm hoping the PS3 version is longer.
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Post by Ravage » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:52 am

I am loving Forza 4, waiting on Ultimate MVC 3, debating getting WWE 12 the more legends they confirm the more I want it.
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Post by Sixswitch » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:05 am

Batman. It is awesome.

I played the demo of Forza 4. Racing games don't interest me, but it's a damned good looking game.

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Post by HeavyArms » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:26 am

The collectors edition of Batman came in and with it, a statue and the DLC for Robin.
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Post by Sir Auros » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:29 am

I want to live in Skyrim. It's just that phenomenal.

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Post by Sades » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:31 am

Don't remind me. My 360 is in another country. :(
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Post by ganon578 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:41 pm

Got my hands on CoD - MW3 (one copy for me and one for my buddy since KMart is running a Buy 1 Get 1 50% off sale) for the PS3. Awesome game so far, but I realize how bad I suck at FPS games. I guess not having a current gen system (outside of a Wii - if you even count it as current gen ;)) until last year when I got my 360 will drastically reduce FPS ability.

A friend of mine at work gave me his old copy of Madden 11, which I'll start after I finish 3D Dot Game Heroes. Oh and I borrowed Batman: Arkham City from a different friend at work. Looking forward to it once I get some other games out of my way!

Can't wait for Skyrim (finished the main quest of Oblivion about a month ago), though it'll be a while once finances and my other games are worked out. :)

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Post by burnitall » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 pm

A friend of mine won some money at the casino, and got me MW3. It's cool, nothing special, or really new.
What I really want is Skyrim. But I'm not spending much money on myself until after xmas.
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Post by Clogs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:59 pm

Bought 'stuff' for the Scraplets' Chrimbo prezzie - PS3 rock band Beatles and one of those endless world tours.

So bored stuck at home with bust arm that I got Angry Birds for the iPad. It's diverting when the only other options are sleep and read... yeah, even I get fed up reading constantly...

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Post by Heinrad » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:34 am

While looking for something else on eBay, I found a game that I thought never got a release in the US for the PS2- Robotech: Invasion. Never opened copy.
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Post by HeavyArms » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:57 am

A few games came in this week: Uncharted 3:Drake's Deception Collectors Edition (PS3), Sonic Generations Special Steelbook Edition (PS3) and Saints Row The Third Smooth Criminal (X360).
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Post by electro girl » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:20 pm

I missed out on Zelda Twilight Princess so I'm gonna get Skyward Sword. Or maybe just ask for it for christmas.
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Post by Notabot » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:48 pm

I'm planning on taking the leap and becoming a PS3 owner with the Black Friday bundles. If I play it on a regular old non-HD TV, are the graphics just not as good, or will it cause me other problems? And any recommendations for decent quality 2nd controllers that aren't crazy expensive?

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Post by Sades » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:51 pm

burnitall wrote: What I really want is Skyrim. But I'm not spending much money on myself until after xmas.
As soon as I get my 360, this is what I'm going to be getting. Well, eventually.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:54 pm

I got a hot new game - GTA San Andreas. Good game, going to be a classic. You heard it here first homies :afro:

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