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4096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (late 2011, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: June 07, 2011, 11:59:43 AM
The problem here is that you're trying to compare apples and oranges. Console games have an entirely different standard set to them than phone apps. They're built differently and cater to different markets. Handheld games are sort of the middle ground in all of this. Not as much power as a console but far more capable than a purely touch screen driven interface. More expensive to make than cheap and casual apps but much cheaper and less resource intensive than a console game.

A phone really likes it's touchscreen because it can be smaller and sleeker and can easily fit in your pocket. Consoles obviously can't, and handhelds are the middle ground.
4097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 07, 2011, 11:48:27 AM
However from the press releases prior to E3 they lowered the specs previously laid out, pretty much to meet the $250 standard that Nintendo set without convulsing money per system sold. We also don't have a definitive launch library set out yet or even a launch window library.

The difference between the Vita and the 3DS right now is that the Vita has just been unveiled versus going down to a game stop or walmart and dropping $250 for a 3DS right now.

Nintendo's in a FAR better position this time than they were with the DS at it's launch with Sony being two steps behind.
4098  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 07, 2011, 12:49:00 AM
I'd been more impressed with The Old Republic if it wasn't The Old Footage (namely from of the E3s past).


That said, so what has our illustrious staff gleamed during their time at E3? Any information on any sort of game that the people here would actually care about?

Also wanted to comment on the TV dual image thing that sounded cool during Sony's Conference. Namely that because it relies on 3D technology (or worse yet the 3D technology within that particular TV), not many people are going to have access to that feature, thus not many games are going to have that feature unless they're designed to go the extra mile (and it's likely not worth the cost to do so anyways). It's a neat gimmick but it's going to die faster than Microsoft's HD-DVD format.

@Lard: Insomniac has a new IP. There's the entire EA conference for you at least. Also the Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles have been announced for the Wii and they've even came out in Japan (and in the UK in the case of the latter).
4099  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 10:48:20 PM
So... E3 already started? I thought it started tomorrow. What did I miss?

Everybody but Nintendo.

Which basically means Sony and not much else.

Vita made a fairly strong showing AT&T support and it's many many modes aside, same with the Uncharteds, and a bunch of videos for games that didn't really get enough time (or gameplay) to shine. The montage count was lower than usual though so that's good. And I like that the Move was more or less just there rather than "HEY!!! Look at all this shovelware for a peripheral that you're hardly ever going to use!"
4100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 07:22:14 PM
Well THAT was a .GIF potential laden conference.

Man, I hope to God Sony can cleanse my pallet of that terrible conference.
4101  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 04:50:44 PM
Mass Effect 3!

3-6-2012!

:(((((((((((

Well, think of it this way. At least the you now know the general time frame for when they announce the first in the inevitable series of delays.
4102  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 04:41:26 PM
buzzwords:

epic
social

Kinect
Revolutionary

That said, Insomniac was pretty much it and even that wasn't a hell of a lot.

Hell that Battlefield 3 nearly put me to sleep. Need for Speed could be renamed to either Need for Car or Need for Gameplay. Reckoning was basically a Elder Scrolls/Fable clone. Teh Olde Republic was more like Teh Olde Footage. Then there's Football, more Football, Tricking down the Great Wall, and Friending your Sims.
4103  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 02:45:02 PM
Of course games like TR and ME3 are always nice to see but those are on the other systems as well. What's left as far as microsoft's output is concerned when you take away all the kinect BS? Forza 4 and Gears 3. That's it.
Halo4 is obviously big but that wont see the light of day for another 18 months.
They didn't even mention the witcher 2, probably not casual enough. It's one of the very best games I've ever played and they got the console exclusive, mentioning it would've done wonders for this conference and reminded hardcore gamers that they have something truly extraordinary to look forward to.

But that would be like reminding 360 owners that there are other games out there aside from First and Third Person Shooters driven almost entirely by QTEs.

Also, forgot to mention, but hey! There's that Gladiator game from last year's E3 that everyone entirely forgot about until this year's E-Wait. I'm sorry. What was I talking about again?


The EA conference will turn out good.They always cheer me up after MS annoys me with their Kinect stuff.

Hoping to see some more footage of a certain FPS


EA.

It's that stuff you just got done hearing about an hour and a half ago.

Except blander.

And more FPSes and FOOTBALL!!! BLUE 42! SET! HIKE!
4104  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 06, 2011, 02:13:01 PM
Now a woman is scanning a plush and acting like an idiot.

Can't wait for the body pillows and dildos.

Also Naked and Cock avies, and I can doodle with my noodle.

Only on Kinect.

At least they remembered that Kinect stilled exists.

Tomb Raider was nice. Expecting to see it in all the other non-Nintendo conferences.

Halo 4. They even managed to make it to almost an hour before the show before the leak showed up. I'm impressed.

There's Fable. But it looks like I'll be spending most of my time firing off Hadokens like some online Ken newb.

Everything else met expectations.
4105  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: June 05, 2011, 02:38:59 AM
I just hope they don't make it into another tech demo.


BTW, Parn: You forgot: MY GOD WE'RE JUST CHIAPETS
4106  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Get your old school Ultima on. on: June 05, 2011, 02:36:16 AM
Ah yes, Ultima 2.... 'Inputs coordinates' *KER-BLACKHOLE!!!* FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
4107  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Get your old school Ultima on. on: June 04, 2011, 11:07:10 PM
Welp. Looks like I'm gonna hafta git my olde schoole Ultima on. Ultima III that is (NES version).

Well, at least the price of admission is reasonable. Now if only I can dig out my NES.
4108  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What Do You Think Makes Up a Good Story? on: June 04, 2011, 09:24:33 AM
For the love of god, don't subvert your subversions with fucking cliches.

Seriously, don't introduce a character who takes a tired trope and does interesting thing with it then lamely replace said character with the very archetype of said trope. Don't introduce a murder mystery involving an unreliable protagonist/narrator, running from the law, and supported by a cast of basket cases then try to justify it all with hours of technobabble that literally translates into A FUCKING WIZARD DID IT!!!. And don't go replacing a fallen character with their identical twin brother who's exactly as proficient at the tasks set to him as his late brother despite only a handful of people actually having any involvement with said task whatsoever, or replacing the new main character that you've been grooming into the being the new main character with the old main character who's character development concluded a long long time ago.

Seriously, don't.
4109  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2011 on: June 04, 2011, 08:47:52 AM
Oh, and probably new 3DS lite or reworked version that offers less eye destruction for kids.

Too soon, even for Nintendo.

Don't be so sure, Nintendo have essentially become the Apple of console gaming so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see a new version so soon after the original release. That, and the fact that the 3DS apparently has problems that really do need fixing, makes it all the more likely.

Hah! No seriously, why in god's name would they bother to announce yet a new console when they're in the process of announcing a new console? Not even Apple would be THAT retarded. Besides it's not like the Pita or whatever it's called is going to be stealing the 3DS's thunder that quickly anyways (seriously, it lacks the raw stats to do that now, though it would still be a massive improvement over the PSP if it doesn't turn into the Port Station Portable 2 for the first three years of it's life).
4110  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Soul Calibur V on: June 03, 2011, 09:11:02 PM
Latest trailer: why does Pyrrah essentially apologize for every hit she makes...? x(

To make her into something other than just a reskin of Cassandra. Now she's Cassandra except slightly slower due to all the time she spends apologizing.

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/06/02/is-taki-returning-and-other-musings-from-soulcalibur-vs-director/

And they may bring Taki and her sagging boobs back (though it sounds like they're not going to do that and instead just wave their hand and say that "a ninja did it").
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