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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: The Gamer Thread  Reply with quote

Starting with Outrun Online, which is coming to 360 and PS3 through the online marketplace

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/12/18...utrun-online-arcade-for-xbla-psn/

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Outrun for PS2, a very fun game. Wears a bit thin after a while though, which I suppose is the point.

Last game I brought was Midnight Club LA for PS3, which was surprisingly good. I thouht I would try something a little different after so many NFS games. Now waiting for 'Supercar Challenge' on PS3 to see if it is any good..
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been doing a lot of Mario Kart online recently which is great fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you heard that Race Pro is finally making its way to the Xbox 360 too?

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_7413_en.html



Not for the graphics whores, but as a hardcore sim it supposedly blows Forza2 away (and by extension Gran Turismo)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes, one I'm looking forward to after GRID seemed toned down for idiots. I do think those are decent enough graphics, though and I'm a stickler for looks in most cases.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn. All awesome games...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up the new NFS today for £25 in Blockbuster's sale. It's not great by all accounts, but the short play I had on it when I got in seemed good enough to me. I like the level of customisation options, including being able to sculpt the stock bumpers and skirts to make them a bit wilder. The different front and rear wheel option is pretty neat, too.



Some great cars in it too; Veyron, Zonda F, Scirocco, Escort Cosworth () the last and current M3 and many others. I upgraded to the collectors edition online and that added the Z4M and an SL65 AMG, so those are nifty to work towards owning.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear Matt. It looks like your car is made up of junkyard bits....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a little less junk status...

I think it's pretty neat having the new Megane in it; it's a great shape.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The background graphics look neat. It's almost like a real city.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me? I'm looking forward to Guitar Hero: Metallica.


If it's 360 and PS3 only I won't be happy...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is out on Wii too...

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_7421_en.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That'll do for me then!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That'll do for me then!

Track List for Metallica - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/full-gh-metallica-track-list-aired
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a bit of a play on Forza 2 tonight and it's still great 18 months on. Bought another S2000 and gave it some choice upgrades and a custom paint job.



Checked out its telemetry on the replay and by freeze-framing, saw it pass the 10K threshold. That'd be pretty exciting in a real S2000.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone back to playing Forza 2 having completed all the latest shooters.
It's still a great game.

My paintwork personalisation has stretched to a couple of white door mirrors.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks nice -

http://www.fanatec.de/html/index.php?id=250&lang=en
http://www.911wheel.de/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone got Resident Evil 5?  Its the shizz.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want this game

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/a/alpinelegend/default.htm
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hatton VS Pacquiao "preview"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvgrCN-YmM
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got a bargain at Morrisons; Guitar Hero 3 - Legends of Rock with two wireless controllers on the PS2 for £30.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are not too many racing games on PS3 at the moment.  

Supercar challenge looks good though: http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/supercar-challenge/g-2009030295922698033

So does Superstars V8 Racing: http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/sup...s-v8-racing/g-2009051410725200021
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it's just me and Blarno who have a Wii but recently I've been playing:

House of the Dead Overkill (complete with 'Hand Cannon' gun for the Wii remote)
It's been years since I played an 'on rails' type shooter but this is brilliant. One of the most fun, violent and funniest games I've ever played! My PS3 owning brother agreed too! The story for the game is like a Tarantino zombie movie gone insane. It has plenty of weapons upgrades and other features, 3 sub-games and an unloackable 'Dual Wield' mode for using with 2 guns. Up to 4 can play too.

Manhunt 2
Another great use of the Wii remote system with the execution moves being about the most 'inventive' way yet. This game relies on stealth and planning to kill people without being noticed so I got a bit frustrated with it!  This game is only about £8 as well.

Call of Duty - World at War
Great with the Hand Cannon or Wii Zapper gun - much more intuitive to control than the PS3 version.

I also got Need For Speed Undercover but haven't had much time to play it yet.

I'm quite pleased to see that the Wii remote system is now being adopted for more adult and violent games as it lends itself very well. The next game I want to get is Madworld where the aim is to kill opponents in the most inventive and elaborate way. I'd love a GTA game for Wii.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Wii but just don't get it I'm afraid, they are very clever how they work and the balance board thing is brilliant, even though it puts me at half a stone heavier than the scales at the gym!

Tina loves it and does the Wii Fit thing daily.

I'll stick with the 360
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I've just got GTA:SA for the PC, complete with SAMI and various car skins that I have yet to install. It's impossible to play without a gamepad, so I coughed up 7 beans for a cheapo USB PS2 copy off the 'bay.

I reckon GTA with a Wii controller would be pretty cool, especially combat.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need for Speed: Shift on 360 and PS3 has a pretty tasty package this season, especially as it's going back toward the sim route at long last.

If nothing else, Spa Franchorchamps is in it

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=386607


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt wrote:
Need for Speed: Shift on 360 and PS3 has a pretty tasty package this season, especially as it's going back toward the sim route at long last.

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_7899_en.html
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This new Sky Player being previewed on Xbox LIVE has taken my fancy - if you can 'pay as you view' for Premier League games, I'll do it that way rather than stump up £33/month for all of Sky Sports.

Watching the game in a lobby with the avatars is pretty darn sweet, too.







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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forza 3 announced and teased with some sexy in-car shots...





Also, Metal gear Solid announced for 360 and a Facebook app for the Xbox Dashboard.

Now there's a new motion-sensor camera, introduced alongside Steven Spielberg.

E3 is great for us 360 owners
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IS that tonights announcments?  I got an email saying there would be big news tonight.

I knew they couldnt keep metal gear PS3 exclusive.  If the 360 gets Killzone the argument for me bothering with a ps3 is pretty slim.
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Killzone is a Sony published game, isn't it?

Dradus, updates here

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/01...-from-microsofts-e3-2009-keynote/
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This game is making me wish away summer!






http://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/game/default.htm
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720P images :-





























It does look great, and still runs at 60fps!
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Cannot wait...
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720P trailer here too...
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The 360 outputs at 1080p, yet none of the games can run at it.  Annoying really.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 360 outputs at 1080p, yet none of the games can run at it.  Annoying really.

Neither it or the PS3 can hope to run complex 3D games natively at 1080P.

Maybe the next generation will be able to?
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There is a copy of the 599 pic at 1080, even though the link has it as 720.

That was on the official Forza site.

IIRC, only 3 360 games are 1080 native, despite the boxes of most new games saying they're 1080p.
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Demo car selection video

http://www.gametrailers.com/user-...za-3-e3-demo-car-selection/319810

SUVs are a pretty cool inclusion, especially as I've just seen someone driving the ML55 and it appeared to be a tricky beast to steer, unless the bloke playing it wasn't handy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQV3CE6brFA&fmt=18
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Looks like Turn 10 have cracked photo-realism



http://gamersyde.com/news_8085_en.html
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It looks bloody awesome. Can't wait.
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A new racing game has creeped out onto Xbox Live as a demo.

Superstar V8 Racing is out in a couple of weeks and from the demo, whilst it isn't the greatest looking game and the damage is a bit weak, it does evoke memories of the proper Toca games. If they could get the Toca license that Codies don't bother with then it'd be a real treat. Plenty of cars and you can drive any of them in the demo.


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Forza 3 Le Mans lap video - http://www.gamersyde.com/news_8095_en.html
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I pre-ordered Superstar V8 Racing last week for PS3, I hope to recieve it on Friday.
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I'll be interested to read your thoughts on the whole game, Sav, especially as the demo seemed to be good fun.
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Will do Matt. I haven't actually brought a game in ages, due to the lack of driving games on PS3. The game should be fun, with all those V8 saloons. Rather worryingly though, their seems to be few reviews of the game.
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I think it's because the game isn't based on a series known to the wider UK audience, is all.
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Probably true, and that is a good thing. I found GRID to be watered down for the masses, unlike old Toca's. Hopefully this game concentrates on racing and little else.
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Superstars V8 Racing is brilliant, you can have excellent battles with your opponents, the cars handle quite realistically (compared to other games). Try turning and braking into a corner, and the rear end will suddenly start to slide. That never happens on GT5 Prologue. Generally, smooth inputs are rewarded.

Beating everybody else and going faster becomes quite addictive, which is what a driving game should be about. Street racing games are okay up to a point, but can get tedious and repetitive.

It appears that the developers did not have a lot of time or a lot of money to make the game. This is evident in the cheap looking menu's and dodgy graphics, a lot of my PS2 games looked better. However, the gameplay is excellent. The car line up is brilliant, with BMW 550's, E39 M5's, C63 AMG's, RS4's, Jaguar S-Type R's, Cadillac CTS-V's, Chrysler 300C's and others.

The track line up is equally good, Algarve is an amazing track. Their is a 'training' mode, which is often referred to 'time trial' on other games. It allows you to practice your technique's and fine tune your car. I have just started the championship mode, its fairly easy at the moment. But I will have to see how hard it gets...

All in all, a great game. Well worth buying, this should keep me entertained until the new NFS (which is not going to be a street racing game, but a proper racing game) and Gran Turismo 5.


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