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Old 16-11-2004, 09:33:52   #1
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So anyone playing HL2 yet?

official release on steam was 8am GMT and one of my cowies has managed to squeeze in half an hour already before work.

so far so good according to him

my other cowie got his boxed copy through the post this morning

i had the pre-downloaded version so i'll be able to give it a whirl tonight
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Old 16-11-2004, 10:10:54   #2
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I'd like to find out how shit it is on really low spec systems first, or I'll wait until I get a new machine.
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I downloaded it a few weeks ago, it's quite good. Not really give it a proper go. Just discovered suprnova.org and I've got about 50 new games
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Old 16-11-2004, 15:27:40   #4
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Goddamn it Higgs... If you like it buy it. :evilstare:

What with GTA: San Andreas, FM 2005 and this... it's a good time for games. Shame about deadlines, social life, etc etc etc
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I don't know if I can stop playing Halo 2 to play HL2 for a while.
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Old 16-11-2004, 16:59:12   #6
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Old 16-11-2004, 21:26:57   #7
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I heard the story's crap. I'll probably give it a pass, at least until I upgrade for Oblivion.

My roommate finished his last term paper early so he could get to the store and pick up his preorder this morning. I'll check it out on his machine.

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Old 16-11-2004, 22:00:10   #8
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I'm trying to play the fucking thing, but the fucking thing requires you fucking activate with fucking steam which won't fucking let me create an account or fucking connect because it refuses all my fucking connections.
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Old 17-11-2004, 14:37:57   #10
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so kg did you get to play it last night? what did you think!!?
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Old 17-11-2004, 15:03:38   #11
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I've been able to play it now. It's goodly.
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Old 17-11-2004, 16:04:07   #12
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nope, didn't play last night

still ploughing through pokemon leaf green on my gba emulator

plus now that i've temporarily moved home with my parents i have no broadband and must beg my parents for their 56k modem

i might give it a go tonight

i started playing far cry on realistic the other night too, quite like to plough on with that a bit
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Old 17-11-2004, 16:07:48   #13
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POKEMON!??!?!?!?!?!
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Old 17-11-2004, 16:56:26   #14
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definitely one of the best game series of the last decade

leaf green and fire red are basically gba remakes of the original pokemon blue and red for the gameboy

i love it, you should see my charizard, raaargh!

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Old 17-11-2004, 17:51:15   #15
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Best game of a shit series is still shit.

How old is the average pokemon fan?
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Old 17-11-2004, 21:18:45   #17
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I think it's cute K_G likes Pokemon!

And the games are good...not shit
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Old 18-11-2004, 09:43:55   #18
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Best game of a shit series is still shit.

How old is the average pokemon fan?
i judge games on their quality not on whether playing it or not will be seen as socially acceptable

and i did not say it was the best game in the series i said the pokemon series was one of the best game series

if you have some objective comments to make about the gameplay in the pokemon series of games please feel free to post them

if not, then fuck off you closed-minded bigot
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Old 18-11-2004, 15:09:02   #19
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I wouldn't know where to start when blasting the gameplay of the Pokemon games.

For the same reason, I don't artistically blast Mr. Rogers or Seasme Street. I feel they're designed that way for a target audience, which I am not part of.
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you sound like someone slagging off toy story or monsters inc. or something on the basis that it is aimed at children

what's the average age of a finding nemo fan? but can it be enjoyed by adults?

open your mind and give me a reason why pokemon is a bad game beyond your blind prejudice
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Old 18-11-2004, 15:57:34   #21
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Pixar's films target both adults and children, that's why they're successful.
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given your in-depth knowledge of pixar's marketing demographic i'm sure you can now provide your evidence that pokemon isn't targeted at both children and adults
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Old 18-11-2004, 16:29:42   #23
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Man, that's easy.

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Old 18-11-2004, 16:38:07   #24
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that's a film, we're talking about the game

or can you not conceive that the target audience for spin-off products might be different to the target audience for the original product?

so far your arguments have been utterly without any specifc content or point, just a vague feeling that you somehow know that the game is aimed at kids and only played by kids

now sort your shit out and come up with something meaningful because right now you're just a fucking hot air balloon

To start you off i'll give you a fact - The original Pokemon was named by Edge Magazine, probably the most serious multi-format games magazine in the UK, as one of the best 100 games ever. Now you try and respond with something to the contrary.
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Old 18-11-2004, 17:03:03   #25
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K_G youse being trolled.

So what if it is marketed solely to children ?(I'm not saying that's the case)

If you like the game, you like it...no need to justify it!
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Especially not to Asher. He likes Matchbox 20 for fuck's sake.
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Maybe i am being trolled but i guess part of me thinks that i can show asher the light
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Old 18-11-2004, 17:10:47   #28
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If Asher ever admits he's wrong about anything* I'll eat my hat**.

*assuming it'd not deliberately done to make me eat my hat.
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Especially not to Asher. He likes Matchbox 20 for fuck's sake.
Since Edge magazine named the original Pokemon one of the "top 100 games", I suppose it's only fair to respond with the fact that Rolling Stone called MB20 the Best New Artist back in '98.
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stop the fucking arguing and tell me what the fuck you guys think about fucking HL2.

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Old 18-11-2004, 19:44:38   #32
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It's disappointing to me. Looks great, nifty physics.

I miss the original HL multiplayer, I liked that. Steam is complete fucking garbage. While the physics are nice, the implementation feels half-assed. What good is realistic physics if you throw a TV squarely at someone's head and have them not even notice?
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Old 18-11-2004, 19:58:04   #33
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Finally got it working last night. Steam sucks ass on 56k and the offline is still screwed.

Lovely graphics, great design and realisation of a dystopian post-HL world.

Played through the first couple of levels and enjoyed it thoroughly. Some nice surprises and use of the physics engine.

It's a bit on rails at the moment, but as it's the beginning of the game that's understandable. Hopefully it will start to give a little more freedom in future levels.
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Old 19-11-2004, 10:02:39   #35
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It was similar at the beginning of the first one. I imagine there's a danger it'll seem quite linear in these post GTA days.

Anyone played it on a low spec machine?
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Old 19-11-2004, 10:05:29   #36
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I also am disappointed about no halflife multiplayer

and the counterstrike is just old counterstrike with updated graphics

I will not buy this until mods come out, or something....

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and the counterstrike is just old counterstrike with updated graphics
that was all i wanted, so i was ecstatic

although the flashbangs and HE grenades also have markedly improved visual and aural effects which improve gameplay
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Counterstrike is old news, I got bored of it like 4 years ago.

How can you bother playing it still?
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chess is old news, that's still fun too

you're such a stuck-up little bitch i'm surprised you can enjoy any games
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Chess is also rather dull.

Real men play Go.
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Indeed. It's classic.
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you're such a stuck-up little bitch i'm surprised you can enjoy any games
But even stuck up little bitches sometimes enjoy an old fashion game of "Hide the Salami" or "Snake Charmer", KG. So don't go judging all stuck up little bitches by Asher. Some of them are quite fun when not in public.
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Indeed. It's classic.
Can't be classic. Sid didn't make it.
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The second half of the game is SO much better than the first.
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I have a Pikachu that rides shotgun in my Civic's drink holder.

That probably doesn't help KG's argument, though.

My wife and I got hooked for a while on the cartoons after watching a few with my nephew, too.
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I play Pokemon pinball on my Gameboy. It's really stupid and I love it!!
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