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    Decent Beat em ups disappeared when 3d fighters became the norm, bring back the great 2D fighters with the silly combo's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parm
    I'd go for the one thats more fun.

    A lot of people are talking about Gears of War, but it doesn't have much appeal to me. Running around chainsawing people's heads off isn't one of my favourite pastimes.
    But Viva Pinata, that looks fun!
    agreed.

    but i don't work on anyone else's rating scheme

    the games press are addicted to a scheme that says "this game may only be average, but if i'm 'harsh', i lose out on advertising dollars". as a result, there is a general feeling that 70-75% is "average". hint: it's not. average games, for me, score firmly in the 5/10 department. i've played above average and below average games. i've played great games and poor games. i've played phenomenal games and completely unplayable games.

    "fun" games, to me, score highly. gears of war will need to be something very special for me to give it more than a cursory "average fps" rating. viva pinata looks like it could be fun, and will get a correspondingly longer look.

    currently, the 360 title i'm waiting for is resident evil 5 - RE4 was a killer app, so if 5 can keep up the momentum, it'll be the trigger game for me to buy a 360

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a
    Decent Beat em ups disappeared when 3d fighters became the norm, bring back the great 2D fighters with the silly combo's
    street fighter 2 on XBLA!

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    The game I'm looking forward to most at the moment is Forza Motorsport 2.

    I'm a sucker for racing games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    controller issues. and the pc market not being particularly easy to get successes in

    2 be honest i always think thats a bit of a cop out re controllers, any hardcore pc gamer will have a decent game pad and are many of them that different undearneath the cover? think its just dev lazyness at times. No market is easy to get into, but if the product is good enuff then the market will respond in a positive manner, but anyway this is a seperate disscusion, ive still yet to be blown away by the 360. But it still early days for a console, i always remember the original Metal Gear Solid which was a great game in tearms of graphics, sound presentation and gameplay and this came out near the end of the PS one's hay day as opposed to the start, jury still out at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by zulander
    2 be honest i always think thats a bit of a cop out re controllers, any hardcore pc gamer will have a decent game pad and are many of them that different undearneath the cover? think its just dev lazyness at times. No market is easy to get into, but if the product is good enuff then the market will respond in a positive manner, but anyway this is a seperate disscusion, ive still yet to be blown away by the 360. But it still early days for a console, i always remember the original Metal Gear Solid which was a great game in tearms of graphics, sound presentation and gameplay and this came out near the end of the PS one's hay day as opposed to the start, jury still out at the moment
    the percentage of the market who are "hardcore pc gamers" with joypads is, to be frank, pointlessly small.

    pc sales don't account for much of the full-priced game sales, and carry high overheads (support costs that don't exist for console publishers). there's no logical reason for them to do it

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    Well I just went and bought it!


    My only question is how does the power compare to PS3? And, is it really more powerful than any current PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewed
    Well I just went and bought it!


    My only question is how does the power compare to PS3? And, is it really more powerful than any current PC?
    The PS3 isn't out yet, but on paper the PS3 should be slightly more powerful. We'll just have to wait and see.

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