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Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 05:00 PM

Videogame News Thread
 
Videogames. News. Read. Post.

Was that so fucking hard you bitch?

Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 06:02 PM

Pacman turns 30 today. Wacca wacca wacca and all that. I actually thought Pacman was kinda stupid when I was a kid, but I 'got it' only a couple years. Long live Pacman.

The 'HD Remix' Championship version on XBLA is great fun, btw.

PapaGeorgio 05-22-2010 06:08 PM

google.com has a fun little Pacman game going on for the weekend apparently. Just insert a coin and enjoy.

Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 06:09 PM

Yeah that's the coolest thing Google ever did.

OssMan 05-22-2010 06:19 PM

Check out Vinyl Fantasy 7 if you liked Ocarina of Rhyme.

Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 06:26 PM

Oh I did.

#BROKEN Hasney 05-22-2010 06:27 PM

italics

#BROKEN Hasney 05-22-2010 06:27 PM

bold italics<b>

Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 09:23 PM

In a fitting crossover of sorts, LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy will be available for ModNation Racers as a pre-order deal. MNR is under Sony's 'Play Create Share' brand headlined by last year's LittleBigPlanet.

Kalyx triaD 05-22-2010 10:04 PM

Annnnnnd $ony is hit with a fourth class action lawsuit concerning the removal of the 'Other OS' feature. Sony removed it on... um... April 1st, but the process was optional. Well... as optional as 'serve God or go to a lake of eternal fire' is optional. People who turned down the update would have their console denied from online features, namely online multiplayer [note it does not 'brick' the console, which I find will be an important factor in a case].

If history serves, Sony is going to pwn these guys with the revelation of but a few lines in the TOS document. READ THEM PEOPLE

Papers, baby.

OssMan 05-23-2010 12:33 AM

Beat Parasite Eve 2 yesterday. Terrible game. Well not that bad, but so much worse than the first. Pretty frustrating all around. But not as frustrating as the end of Parasite Eve. Now to finish Valkyrie Profile and do about 40 hours of grinding in Star Ocean 2 to beat the final boss.

Kalyx triaD 05-23-2010 12:37 AM

I was recently thinking about PE and that they should make a fourth game already.

LoDownM 05-23-2010 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AssMan (Post 3078865)
Valkyrie Profile

Amazing game.

Kane Knight 05-23-2010 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kalyx triaD (Post 3078723)
Annnnnnd $ony is hit with a fourth class action lawsuit concerning the removal of the 'Other OS' feature. Sony removed it on... um... April 1st, but the process was optional. Well... as optional as 'serve God or go to a lake of eternal fire' is optional. People who turned down the update would have their console denied from online features, namely online multiplayer [note it does not 'brick' the console, which I find will be an important factor in a case].

If history serves, Sony is going to pwn these guys with the revelation of but a few lines in the TOS document. READ THEM PEOPLE

Papers, baby.

Of course, some people might argue that a ToS does not protect them from this claim. You know, people who understand the limitations imposed on such Terms of Use by the law.

Extreme Angle 05-23-2010 11:01 AM

I have red dead redemtion and I haven't played it for over an hour yet :(.
Apparently because it is suddenly sunny in Wales, I cant stay in....

Xero 05-23-2010 11:44 AM

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...an3g/GOPjp.jpg

OssMan 05-23-2010 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kalyx triaD (Post 3078871)
I was recently thinking about PE and that they should make a fourth game already.

If they bring back the RPG elements that the first one had then sure, but if they are going to continue the Resident Evil style of gameplay that they used for Parasite Eve 2 then forget it.

#BROKEN Hasney 05-23-2010 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Kane Knight (Post 3079108)
Of course, some people might argue that a ToS does not protect them from this claim. You know, people who understand the limitations imposed on such Terms of Use by the law.

Yup, just see how the FCC ruled that Comcast's throttling of Torrents was illegal, even though their own ToS would have allowed them.

I'm hoping a big case at some point makes restrictive ToS's and EULA's pointless, but I doubt that will happen.

Kane Knight 05-23-2010 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hasney (Post 3079135)
Yup, just see how the FCC ruled that Comcast's throttling of Torrents was illegal, even though their own ToS would have allowed them.

I'm hoping a big case at some point makes restrictive ToS's and EULA's pointless, but I doubt that will happen.

Yeah, I doubt it too. Individual EULAs and ToSes have been struck down, and courts have rule on a few provisions companies can't write off and individuals can't sign off on, but I doubt we'll get a major, widespread ruling any time soon. If ever.

Regrettably, corporations have more rights than individuals.

Kalyx triaD 05-23-2010 03:45 PM

And they are individuals according to our old wise men. But that's another blunder.

Kalyx triaD 05-23-2010 09:16 PM

$ony
Micro$oft
Nin$10do

OssMan 05-24-2010 01:34 AM

ninstendo

OssMan 05-24-2010 01:35 AM

why not Nintendough or just Nin10do

Kalyx triaD 05-24-2010 01:46 AM

Nintendough wins.

When I have to write the name of any of the big three, I will include the money references from now on. Cry moar, ya know who you are.

Emperor Smeat 05-24-2010 01:57 AM

www.rarityguide.com

Good website for searching the value of any video game based a bunch of factors such as release year and ebay auctions.

alvarado52 05-24-2010 01:58 AM

this thread has already lost its purpose

Kalyx triaD 05-24-2010 02:03 AM

I dunno, there was a lot of things I wanted to post but didn't wanna make a new thread over. I'll be using this thread like forever.

Kalyx triaD 05-25-2010 08:02 AM

Mass Effect Film Rights Taken:

Legendary Pictures, the production company behind blockbuster films like 300 and Clash of the Titans, has picked up the film rights for the Mass Effect franchise. This doesn't mean a movie is going into production any time soon, but now you know. Legendary is the business so fans should feel good about that much.

Kane Knight 05-25-2010 10:20 AM

LOL. So it's going to be terrible?

Kalyx triaD 05-25-2010 10:23 AM

Yes.

Pre-E3 previews and media (a welcome trend from last year) have already begun. Vigilant posters BOLO for these and get the linking and reporting. I have a feeling this year will be interesting...

RoXer 05-25-2010 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kane Knight (Post 3082051)
LOL. So it's going to be terrible?

I'm actually optimstic.

Kane Knight 05-25-2010 11:34 AM

I'd like to be, but pattern recognition keeps getting in the way,.

Kalyx triaD 05-26-2010 06:46 AM

David "Solid Snake" Hayter on Videogame Movies:

Quote:

"When we were... adapting X-Men, the first X-Men, [the studio] kept saying, 'Why is it so serious? Why are these people so serious?' It's like, 'Well... it's life and death, and the world hates them and [everyone is] trying to kill them, so you'd be serious too. So I think there is a huge element of studio executives seeing the value and the numbers that the video games sell in but [they] don't really appreciate how elevated that medium has become, and how far beyond studio movies video games have become."

"If you don't take the source material seriously, then you're never going to adapt it well. And you're certainly never going to adapt it to the standards of video game fans, who are pretty exacting and have come to expect a pretty serious product when they put down their money."

According to Hayter, it will take a few X-Men or Iron Man quality blockbuster films. "And suddenly you will be getting better quality in terms of the writing and the directors that come on board these things. I just think there's still a subtle prejudice with them that has to be gotten around."
With Hayter working on an adaption of Lost Planet (and having a complete Metal Gear Solid script Konami doesn't wanna read), Hayter may be the guy who gives the sub-genre the kick in the ass... sort of like when he did it X-Men (he also wrote Watchmen).

I have my own theories on why videogame movies will never be critically accepted by general movie goers or gamers (and exceptions like Mortal Kombat has factors that support my views), but I would like to see future attempts try to crack the 'code'.

RoXer 05-26-2010 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kalyx triaD (Post 3083412)
(and having a complete Metal Gear Solid script Konami doesn't wanna read)

Good

Kalyx triaD 05-26-2010 08:07 AM

You do realize Hayter is a good writer? And is intimately knowledgeable about MSG for obvious reasons? I can't imagine anyone else writing it, imo.

I mean how did you feel about MGS4? You realize he and this other dude (forgot his name but he was a great help) had some doing with the dialogue?

Kane Knight 05-26-2010 09:26 AM

Why would you need a movie version of what is already effectively an interactive movie?

RoXer 05-26-2010 09:39 AM

I don't see myself feeling as drawn in about the characters/story in a 90 minute movie as I did over 4+ games.

There is just no way he can condense all of that story and still make it effective in a movie. None.

RoXer 05-26-2010 09:40 AM

An expensive HBO miniseries I am all for, however.

A la "Band of Brothers" or "The Pacific"

Kane Knight 05-26-2010 09:44 AM

Yeah, maybe Tom Hanks could give some life to those flat characters.

Kalyx triaD 05-26-2010 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kane Knight (Post 3083478)
Why would you need a movie version of what is already effectively an interactive movie?

No need, only the want. I want this to go down. The franchise doesn't need anything like this but how about... Expand recognition? Invite a broader audience to the world of Metal Gear? Condense the mythology into an accessible movie experience? General reasons for adaptions like these. The boon is you somebody who gives a damn, and many of these videogame movies don't even have that going in.

I mean, you're documented being critical of the series to begin with (like just now) - I'd think you'd appreciate an attempt to... 'localize' it in a sense, as Kojima's quirks would most likely be regulated to quick fanservice while the broader (western friendly) themes such as patriotism, lone heroism, action (stealth and/or balls out), nuclear threats, and conspiracies would be expanded. Your gripes about the series would surely be toned down for a western audience.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoXer (Post 3083481)
There is just no way he can condense all of that story and still make it effective in a movie. None.

Which is why you don't try that. Did they cram Resident Evil 1-3 in the first movie? Which videogame movie tried that? None. Why? Because it's silly. Of course they'd go either one game at a time or better yet craft a different continuity altogether.


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