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  1. As I've said before, MGS is pretty much my favorite game of all time (if you couldn't tell from my avatar and sig). In fact, I currently have in my possession:

    Metal Gear Solid

    Metal Gear Solid 2

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (not the limited edition, unfortunately)

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

    Metal Gear Acid

    Metal Gear Acid 2

    Metal Gear Digital Graphic Novel

    (Take that, blueblazer :smile:)

    Though I have played the GBC Metal Gear, I was never really a fan of the 2D versions. IMO, Portable Ops (the PSP one) was better, even if it wasn't as true to the series in terms of gameplay and presentation (though I love the art style used for the cutscenes). I can forgive that though, since it was really tailored for a portable system, and is only meant to be played in short segments.

  2. Here's another take on the situation by Game Revolution


    While I've never been a big reader of Gamespot (I generally use 1UP and GR for my gaming fix), I've never really had anything against them in terms of reviewer integrity. That being the case, I definitely think that cnet is the problem here for being a pushover. It's not like the corporation doesn't already make shittons of money from all it's other publications/websites, and I think that a reviewer who is at the very least honest with the readers would have been more valuable than the ad money from Eidos.

  3. Both the original and PC versions of Metal Gear Solid, MGS2 and MGS2:Substance (For both PC and PS2), MGS3 and MGS3:Subsistence and the Limited Edition version of Subsistence thanks to ebay. Granted, Substance and Subsistence aren't the same as their original games, but their content doesn't exactly warrant another purchase (for a sane person, anyways).

  4. I enjoyed this movie a lot more than the second one, mostly because of the back-stabbing and nefarious plotting. That's what I liked about the first one, and although they went a little overboard on this one, I still had fun watching it. Besides, it's not that hard to keep track of if you're paying attention.


    Also, the whole "wedding in the middle of a sword fight" was totally ridiculous. Seriously.

  5. That whole episode was a series of "Oh shits"s and "What the fuck?"s.

    Okay, Charlie dying was probably the dumbest thing ever. Seriously, he could have just left the damn door open and the water would have taken an hour or so to fill the station.

    Also, I hope to god they explain who Naomi was, because Ben was clearly wrong when he said that she would kill everybody, and she obviously wasn't out to find Desmond (or maybe she was, but she wasn't from Penny).

    Thirdly, thank god Locke isn't dead. He's the only person on that damn island with a functioning brain. Also, I'm gonna guess that Walt was some kind of apparition, and not actually Walt himself (possibly related to Jacob somehow?).

    The flash-forwards were pretty trippy. I was suspicious of what they were for most of the time, but he kept mentioning his father, which threw me off. I have no idea who died, and I'm not going to speculate since it's pretty useless

    That pretty much wraps up my thoughts. One final thing (not finale related): does anyone else think the "smoke monster" might be a cloud of nanomachines? That seems like something the Dharma people would set up just for fun.

  6. Ace Combat 5 - YES

    One of my all time favorites, this game is a superb arcade flight-sim (as oxymoronic as that sounds). The graphics, variety of planes, and music are all excellent and improved from even 04. The narrative is also amazing, just like the other games in the series. The only complaint I have is the fact that they removed multiplayer, which I loved in 04.

  7. I'm looking at this as part of a bigger picture, here. The Internet, in general, has started to replace print forms of media, especially among younger generations (I.E. those who play video games). However, I think there will always be a place for magazines, and NP needs to figure those reasons out ASAP.

    Magazines, newspapers and the like are meant for giving in-depth news, not breaking news. For example, I shouldn't expect NP to be the first to tell me when Super Smash Brothers Brawl comes out, but it should specialize in telling me things like game mechanics and what was implemented in the time of delay. I think NP just needs to consider themselves more as a print media that tells readers more about fine details of Nintendo products that can't be found elsewhere.

    Yeah, I was just listening to a podcast talking about this kind of thing. Basically, print magazines used to be something that people needed because there was no other way to get news. However, now that the internet has sped up news delivery exponentially, magazines need to be something that people want to buy instead of need to buy, which is probably how NP faltered.

  8. What, no PC love?

    Anyways, here's my list


    Guitar Hero 2

    Shadows of the Colossus

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

    Grand Theft Auto III

    Final Fantasy XII

    Ace Combat 5



    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory


    Beyond Good and Evil

    Game Cube:

    Super Smash Brothers Melee

    Resident Evil 4

    Eternal Darkness


    Sonic Adventure


    Syphon Filter (I forget the subtitle)

    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops


    Tekken: Dark Ressurection

  9. I played for a few days, but the computer I'm using doesn't have the system specs to run it at a framerate I'm willing to play with. As soon as I get a new one though, I'm planning to get back in.

  10. I can't stand the show at all. It is slow and incredibly contrived. There isn't anything actually interesting going on. the writing is all about trying to get the audience to think "OMG WUT??" every five or six minutes.

    Just because you don't understand what's going on doesn't make it a bad show.

    Anyways, here's my theory on the whole future thing:

    Originally, nobody saves Claire so Sylar gets her power. During a fight with Sylar, Future Hiro stabs him (because Isaac's comic book said to) and he regenerates. FHiro escapes and some time later, Peter explodes but survives because he's immune to his own radiation (like Ted).In the process, he kills a bunch of New York, but none of the main characters (except for Ando). Nathan blames Sylar for the explosion to save Peter, making FHiro think that Sylar killed Ando. FHiro then goes back in time and warns Peter to save Claire. Meanwhile, Sylar goes around and sneakily kills much of the cast (DL and Nathan, for instance). Because of FHiro's time-travel, the Original Future is changed to Alternate Future

    The only difference here is that Sylar never gets Claire's healing power, leaving her alive. Sylar himself is still alive because Past Hiro travels into the future and never gets around to stabbing Sylar. Otherwise, everything else is prety much the same. Now PHiro will go back in time to stab Sylar (although the actor who plays Sylar has supposedly been given a recurring role next season, so who knows wat will actually happen).

  11. I've gotten pretty bored with the FF series as of late, so I don't even know if I'll pick this one up. Of course, there's not much info on it, so I can't make a judgment yet.

    Oh, and to everybody say MGS4 is next, Kojima confirmed that it's a PS3 only title. I definitely wouldn't be surprised if the "Special Edition" version (like Substance and Subsistence) goes to 360 (and even PC) though.

  12. Holy shit this game is awesome. I'm only on the second GDI mission in Egypt (with the port you have to destroy), but everything about this game is classic C&C. I have yet to try out the online, but I'm suspecting that I'll get my ass kicked more than a few times.

  13. Heroes is quite possibly the best show currently on television. It's either that or Battlestar Galactica. Too bad it's on the hiatus AGAIN. Now we have to wait 'til April 26th before we can once again bask in its glory.

  14. I just ordered the DMC3 port off teh intarwebs, and I'll be able to verify if it's slashtastic goodness holds up on the PC. The fact that it looks like a PS2 game is actually a plus in my case, seeing as how my "new" computer has a craptacular GT5600 and an even shittier P4. In fact, I think I'll be investing heavily in ported PS2 games for the near future.

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