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Old 05-02-2006, 12:52 PM   #271
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If you're into RPG's, Tales of Symphonia is another great game for the GC.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #272
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I'm glad to hear Wind Waker is a good game. Are there any other GameCube games worth buying?
Well it would depend on the type of gameplay you enjoy.

Raven is right, Tales Of Symphonia is an incredible game. If you like the whole RPG style of story telling and gameplay. It's not a tradition RPG in the fact that it's not turn-based (i.e. monster attacks then you and your team attack) it's more of a melee style combat. It also involves combos and techniques. Imagine a 3d-style Super Smash Bros. that's basically what it's like.

As for other GC games that are fun (this is all my opinion, just pick what you are interested in):

-Resident Evil 4
-Super Mario Sunshine
-The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure (better with multiple players)
-Animal Crossing
-Harvest Moon (somewhat boring if you aren't into the whole farming aspect)
-Metroid Prime
-Metroid Prime 2:Echoes (i'm one of the few that thought this game was better than the original)
-Super Smash Bros. Melee (the absolute best game for Gamecube, hands down. Even better with friends)
-Tales Of Symphonia (70+hours of gameplay if you include sidequests)
-F Zero GX (i've heard good things about it though i don't own it)
-Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
-Resident Evil
-Resident Evil 0
-Viewtiful Joe
-Killer 7 (somewhat a hit and miss, didn't get too many good reviews but it was unique)
-Paper Mario: And The Thousand-Year Door
-Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (be warned this is a card-based RPG)
-Skies of Arcadia: Legends
-Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (turn-based strategy game I think)
-Pikmin (super underrated, may be fun)
-Pikmin 2 (same as Pikmin 1)
-Mario Kart Double Dash!!

Collections/Compilations:

-Mega Man X Collection (Mega Man X-Mega Man X6)
-Sonic Mega Collection (Sonic 1,2,3 Sonic & Knuckles, Spinball and more)
-Mega Man Anniversary Collection (Mega Man 1-Mega Man8)
-The Legend Of Zelda: Collectors Disc (contains all Zeldas up to Majora's Mask) <-possibly hard to find! Expensive too for old games!
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:17 PM   #273
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Thanks Raven and Cathere! I'll look into those games. I do like RPG but not the ones that are turn based which is why I've never gotten into Final Fantasy.
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Haven't updated my gaming pals in a while, so here are the major stories in the industry. Keep in mind we are only DAYS away from E3! The air is electric, can you feel it? Anyway, some pretty good news for DS fans on both the original and re-modeled versions. A thinker: is XBox Live more innovative than the Wiimote? Also for you Socom fans, get ready for another dose of Navy SEALs. Plus, wow haven't heard from that series in a while!

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*Nintendo DS Lite is given a release date and price!
http://ds.advancedmn.com/article.php?artid=3633

*Animal Crossing: Wild World+Nintendo DS Bundle has been dropped to $129.99 as well!
http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=020269

*Peter Moore talks business. On the mark or fan service? You decide
http://www.businessweek.com/innovate...504_048793.htm

*2 new Socom games (1 each for PS2 and PSP) are officially confirmed
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/socom/z...les-171457.php

*Turok making a return on Next-Gen consoles
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/704/704557p1.html

*From EA With Love: 007 has a new home, and it's Activision
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/04/bo...ision-eas-out/

*Lol b00bies!
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/03/hi...rating-change/
*and Bethesda's response
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/04/be...ecall-planned/
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Hmmm I wonder how Activision will do with 007. I wonder if they'll continue with the third person ones ala Everything Or Nothing and From Russia With Love or go back to FPS. I think the perfect 007 would be one where you could switch between first and third person.
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Thanks for all the news Catlhere
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I think 007 would rock as a "second person" perspective game ala Resident Evil 4.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:45 PM   #278
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Wowzers Penny! E3 is only 3 days away and boy are the rumors flying! Soon we will know the truth about all of our favorite companies and developers. And we thinks thats nice, imo. So gaming pals, not much important news to report. A few stories here and there. Glad to keep you posted!

News:

*Call Of Duty 3 officially announced for nex-gen systems
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/705/705212p1.html

*Lego Star Wars II is in the works. This time you can play through the original trilogy. Fans of this sleeper hit rejoice
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/04/le...-dvds-sept-12/

*Ooga Booga! Did I scare you? Maybe the port of F.E.A.R. to the Xbox360 will
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/04/f-...-its-official/

*What are our good friends at SEGA up to for this E3? Well click here to find out
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149159.html

*No surprises here, but developers saying Wii is cheaper to work with than it's competitors
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149154.html

*Don't want to wait til E3 to get your Metal Gear Solid 4 news? Well hears a little audio teaser of the trailer! See what you can make of it
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149079.html
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thanks for all the news cattlehere
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:28 PM   #280
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Well E3 is so close you can taste it. Here are a few links to some live feeds if anyone wants to catch out the Sony Conference starting in about 6 hours. Enjoy!

http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html
http://livewire.ign.com/
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once again this is a direct link to the Sony E3 Press Conference. Hopefully some good news for all the fanboys around the world.

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/event_...?event=e3_2006
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For those of my gaming pals that missed the Sony Press Conference. Here are the updates that went down
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6149470.html

2 Noteworthy points in the event:

-PS3 controller has 3D movement. Sony copies Nintendo's ideas again? Watch the video and you be the judge.
-Release date will be November 11th with a price point of $499.99 for a 20gb Model and $599.99 for a 60gb Model.

Overall it was an incredibly boring presentation in my opinion. Barely any gamplay, while there was lots of CGI. MGS4 looks promising. FFXIII will be a hit no doubt. Nothing else really interested me besides Afrika simply because I have no clue what the heck the game is about. Well let's hear your thoughts Interference.
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Sony reveals the difference between both models of the Playstation 3
http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/rele...f/060509ae.pdf

To sum it up-
499.99 version:

- No built-in Wi-fi
- No HDMI port
- No Memory Stick slot
- No SD card slot
- No Compact Flash slot
- 20GB hard drive

599.99 version:

- Includes everything; HDMI port, built-in Wi-Fi, 60GB hard drive, etc
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$600

I guess over here it is likely going to be around £350-450 mark, they like to round up in the conversion though, and then it is not even conversion more like, convert the price and whack an extra 50 to 100 quid on it.

MGS4 does look amazing, plus I am a big fan Kojima in general...I'm still waiting for another ZOE game

Sony's presentation by all accounts did sound dull as hell, i've only read about it and it was boring enough...what is this game Afrika I haven't read anything about it?

Nintendo though are bound to have a good presentation, they generally always do and they seem pretty fun

So far it looks like I will get a Wii sometime in the Summer and then the PS3 sometime early to middle of next year hopefully...I just completely ignore the XBOX these days...I was tempted initially by the XBOX 360, but all the games just seem a trifle dull...plus anyway it looks like I was best staying away from buying XBOX 360 straight off..since some of them barely work

btw Catlhere thanks for providing all this news, even though we are a bit slow to reply, we appreciate it...as you are pretty good at disseminating the useful news from the boring news and bringing us delightful tidbits of information

So thanks mate
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This is all they have on Afrika at the moment. Basically a recap of what we saw in the live stream.
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/adventur...ml?sid=6149514

As for more specifics on the pricing
"The 20GB will retail for $499 in the US (59800 yen in Japan, 499 euros in Europe), and the 60GB model will retail for $549 (open price in Japan, 599 euros in Europe). Sony expects to ship two million units in its first month of launch, four million by the end of the year, and six million by the end of its fiscal year, which ends in March 31. "

The thing to look at is the "open" price in Japan, meaning that retailers are going to be setting their own prices for the PS3. At least from what I heard on the stream.

News:

*The battle we have all been waiting for is almost ready to begin. Nintendo and Sony construct their floor plans for E3.
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/08/cl...-a-sneak-peek/

Click on "read me" or the picture for a huger look. One thing I see that really grabs my attention obviously is the Pokemon kiosk. Now at first glace, it's nothing new, there are always Pokemon games at E3. But if you look closer at the display screens being used, there are two. This looks like a new game for the DS! If you look even closer at the enlarged picture, you can barely make out a blurry "Nintendo DS" right above the screens. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl look to be playable on the showroom floor! Definitely a surprise.

*Next-Gen Sonic The Hedgehog will have a strange new white-haired character thrown in the mix
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/08/ne...dgehog-action/

*A few screenshots of the new Tony Hawk: Downhill Jam game in developement for Wii
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/05/08/sc...tony-hawk-wii/

Ouch, not impressed. These don't look too hot. Hopefully the graphics will be tweaked a bit more by release.
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