Jump to content


Ultra Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by BlackKnight

  1. The PS2 is the best system of all time. It wipes out the SNES easily. It's library is far too expansive for any previous system to compare, and, unless we get a clear dominant system in the future, things will likely stay that way.


    I think it is at the end of its life now, though. The only people still buying software for it are the Buzz and Singstar crowd. Remotely serious gamers have all traded up to something by now and even if they still play with their PS2 I don't think many would be buying many new games for it.


    As for multiplatform games, I don't know why you would be buying the PS2 versions. They have been gimped diluted next-gen games, ported only because the PS2 is still viable, for quite some years now. Sonic Unleashed and Force Unleashed will no doubt be uggly, choppy versions of their true next-gen selves. In that respect, I feel sorry for the poor PS2 owners who buy these versions not knowing any better.

  2. This game isn't generic. We haven't seen enough gameplay to tell for sure, but from the look of the rest of design, it doesn't spank of Doom's hallways, Quake's biomechanics, or Prey's alien crap. It looks like its got its own thing going.


    You should have phrased that post as 'I am sick of FPS games'.

  3. I found this video with John Carmack, the guy who sold his car to single-handedly program the Doom engine,

    Not sure where you got that info from. By the time Carmack was programming the Doom engine id software was already fairly well off as a company because Commander Keen and Wolfenstein were fairly successful.


    But that is only a trivial matter.


    I'm not exactly sure what drives people to have these...

    You don't seem to be pretty sure of anything. And although the company had those previous titles, it was far from rich. That piece of trivia came from the Return to Castle Wolfenstein manual btw.


    The PS3 is between 2x and 4x as powerful as the 360 when the Cell is fully exploited (and depending on how it is exploited, of course), but few 3rd party devs are willing to actually go through what it takes to do it.

    Are you serious? I posted this video so that idiots like you would stop spouting absolute nonsense. Watch the video- even if the SPUs of the Cell were all utilised there are only very limited theoretical situations where the PS3 would come out on top. The GPU in the 360 is stronger, and the PS3's stupid RAM arrangement doesn't help.


    2x to 4x as good? Now I have to wonder if maybe Mr. Carmack has something to learn from you. He obviously doesn't get it.


    Final Fantasy 13 will ultimately decide the winner here; I'm aware it's multi-platform now, but Versus still isn't (Nomura himself said it wouldn't be if he had anything to say about it). No Playstation console system has actually had games made for it that took full advantage of the system specs before Square showed everyone how. It'll be the same for PS3.

    The FF series is rubbish now and not anywhere the draw you think it is or would like it to be. Also are you going to make the claim that Square pushed the PS1 and 2 to their limits? You do recall that most of the PSX-era FFs were prerendered graphics, right? You know, prerendered 2d backgrounds, prerendered FMV... that stuff doesn't push the spec too much.

  4. Arguments about whether the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3 are better systems comes up here all the time. The problem with these debates is they usually consist of people who don't know hardware or development from their own backside, and the discussion gets perpetuated by half-truths, theory specs and a lot of wishful thinking.


    I found this video with John Carmack, the guy who sold his car to single-handedly program the Doom engine, talking about the console hardware with regards to Rage. This guy is not just any game dev. If anyone has the authority to speak out about which gaming machine is better, he does. His conclusions might not make everyone happy.


    In any case, I think this is a very informative and technical interview and should put theorycrafting system comparisons to rest., once and for all.


  5. First, get a flash card. There are a lot of different ones available- check our thread on the topic and pick one. You need one to run homebrew like Win2DS. Then get the files for Win2DS and copy them on. Follow the readme for instructions on configuring it.


    It will work with any wireless router.

  6. I guess the people who made the article GC posted forgot to include how Jackie also admitted that if it wasn't for CFWs, PSP sales would have long reached rock bottom. But hey, pirates are evil and fund terrorism, amirite? :P

    Unlike the DS, the PSP relies on software sales for profit. So now matter how many people bought PSPs for CFW the fact that they aren't buying games hurts Sony.


    So yes, pirates are still evil.

  7. My 360 has the Benq drive and has never been modded or opened or anything.


    Sometimes for certain games (UT3, GH3, NG2), I get the 'Open Tray' message on the dashboard even when the game disc is in. I have to eject and close the disc tray once or twice to get the game to start. Older games work fine. Also, once the game does start, it loads fine and there are no errors or slowdown or anything afterward.


    The reason I'm pissed off is that I just had to eject UT3 15 times to get it to play. Anyone had any experience with this issue? Any fixes? Mine is still under warranty, I guess, but really don't want to have to send it to MS.

  8. speaking of achievements how did you get the fight yoda one? I never see him in arcade or story. and I loaded him up in a local 2 player and didn't get it that way either....

    Yoda is the Stage 7 Destined Battle in Arcade for the Apprentice.


    So finish Arcade with Yoda to unlock the Apprentice, then play through his Arcade Mode.

  9. I dunno if its my region, my ISP, my connection speeds or my hatred of port forwarding but online games have always been hell for me.


    Live is the best quality online service I have experienced outside of Battle.net. It's easy to find games, I get good pings and I love it. Maybe if things were different I'd be used to getting this quality of service for free, but I never have. So, for that reason, I endorse Live. It is a bit expensive, but I find it worth a fee. Maybe a smaller fee, but I think it definitely deserves to charge something.


    And although in theory its the same thing, Live is far and away better than Gamespy.

  10. You're a bit late- a couple of days ago Microsoft confirmed it was a special promotion only for games with cross-platform play and is only effective until the Fall Dashboard update.




    Also Live Gold doesn't offer anything other than online play and 5-day exclusivity of all new downloads. If they ever make online play free, they might as well just abolish Gold and Silver memberships altogether.

  • Create New...