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  1. dporter

    PS4 Updates

    I've played a lot on both systems now. Both are really nice but not worth getting at the moment. Wait it out a bit longer until it gets closer to the next E3 and you can get a better idea of where each console is headed for their game line up. Everyone dismisses the xbox one kinect as a gimmick, but I have to be honest and say I really like it. I love the snap feature and do a lot of skypeing with family scattered across the us. It is also nice having the ability to snap the web browser to look up a tricky spot in a game. PSN can also quickly switch between any game and the browser as well but I like being able to do it via voice commands. Games are also using it pretty nicely so far. I like asking for ammo in battlefield 4 but just speaking "need ammo". Honestly we spent an hour on just the UI on the xbox one before we even put a game in. It is really nice how smooth battlefield is on next gen. It will be crazy to see what they will be able to do with it down the road.
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    BF3 Server Rentals for Consoles

    RIght, they aren't saying "dedicated" server, but they are essentially handing the reigns over to you on one of their already established spaces on their main servers and letting you tweak the details. It will be a nice change of pace and hopefully provide more people an opportunity to get matched up with players that share the same game preferences and playing style. I haven't seen all of the details but it would be nice for new players to have a dedicated server that locks out certain ranks from joining (not that higher rank = better skill). I just enjoy seeing companies provide more features like this instead of the trend we have seen with several others where "less is more".
  3. Huge leap for consoles. Lots of really cool tweaks you can do to your servers as well. I'm not sure how many people over hear really play the game on the xbox but some of us are hoping to rent a server for a night or two to play amongst friends for those interested.
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    BF3 Impressions [from the Beta]

    You can't play a Beta as if it were a demo. There were a lot of bugs in the beta which is to be expected but from the comments I've seen from people who have gone to events that are hosting more updated code the game plays really well. DCRU Colin is a good source on youtube. Some of the netcode was frustrating but it didn't leave me saying "xyz game is definitely better then this". Strictly my opinion based on my game preference but this will be one of the best titles for me for 2011.
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    Happy Birthday

    Thanks and happy birthday John and Serellan.
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    DICE: BF3 is "very different" to MW3

    In other related news Dice announces that the sky is blue. Of course it's different. In call of duty you get x amount of kills and you can call in your airstrike, in BF you are the airstrike. I really wish that they would stop mentioning that other series every time that they have a statement. If they were really confident in themselves they wouldn't have to constatnly be comparing themselves to activision. If it wasn't for the constant respawning enemies I'd probably enjoy the Call of Duty single player a bit more. I really enjoyed the Medal of Honor missions a lot more.
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    BF3 BETA map - reminds me of GRAW!

    Yeah, still lots of annoying bugs but the game is really going to be nice from what I've seen. I've ranked up through level 26 (xbox360) and it will be nice once the game realeses and I'm playing with my regular group, to unlock the squad specializations and stack them up. It will also be nice to play on some bigger maps instead of fighting in the funnel that this map creates. The damage so far is nice like you say though and hopefully they keep it that way (with the exception of the ump which seems to be glitched). Some people are really complaining about it but I like the fact that if you get the drop on a group of guys you are going to mow them all down with out having to worry about them turning on you and dropping you. The one thing I wish they would tweak as well is the blinding effect of the flash light in the daylight areas. It should not still have the ability to blind people.
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    BF: BC 2 - Your Impressions ?

    If you have the onslaught mode you should give those a try with four people, they can be really fun. I wish they would have added more maps to that mode. It got really stale with only four maps.
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    4GB XBox to get u GRFS ready

    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1108664/ This deal makes things a bit more interesting though.
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    4GB XBox to get u GRFS ready

    Apples and oranges though. You don't get the connect with the ps3 bundle (obviously)
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    4GB XBox to get u GRFS ready

    And you can upgrade to the 250gig hard drive for a reasonable price http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-250GB-HardDrive-Slim-Only/dp/B002I0JDC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309394304&sr=8-1 The kinect is pretty cool (which you basically get for free with this package) from the few games I've tried with it. Kung fu panda 2 uses the kinect so I'm sure my kids would love to practice their ninja skills.
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    GRO French Beta Footage

    Don't worry TW, I understand what you're trying to say and where you are coming from.
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    GRO French Beta Footage

    It says the videos are private. Did I miss my window of opportunity to check these out?
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    PS2 online co-op ?

    http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/ghost-recon-jungle-storm/28667 That game was pretty fun with coop on the ps2. Not sure if anyone still plays it but you'll probably be able to find some people.
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