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The story for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

"...what's inspired the title is, 50 and G-Unit are putting on a sold-out performance somewhere in a fictional Middle Eastern setting. This is where the 'blood on the sand' comes in. They put on the performance; the people are pleased, but the concert promoter stiffs them and doesn't give 50 and G-Unit their payment.

So, of course, 50 isn't going to leave until he gets paid, so he hassles the concert promoter, [saying] if he doesn't come up with the money now, there will be consequences. And instead, the promoter offers him a very valuable gift - something that's valuable to this particular country - a diamond encrusted skull.

So 50 gets the skull, and as he's about to leave this war-torn country, when they're ambushed and the skull is taken. They escape the ambush, but they're without the skull. So 50's motivated to get what belongs to him. So basically, throughout the game, he's trying to track these people down and find out who they are and why he was ambushed."

...sigh

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The story for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

"...what's inspired the title is, 50 and G-Unit are putting on a sold-out performance somewhere in a fictional Middle Eastern setting. This is where the 'blood on the sand' comes in. They put on the performance; the people are pleased, but the concert promoter stiffs them and doesn't give 50 and G-Unit their payment.

So, of course, 50 isn't going to leave until he gets paid, so he hassles the concert promoter, [saying] if he doesn't come up with the money now, there will be consequences. And instead, the promoter offers him a very valuable gift - something that's valuable to this particular country - a diamond encrusted skull.

So 50 gets the skull, and as he's about to leave this war-torn country, when they're ambushed and the skull is taken. They escape the ambush, but they're without the skull. So 50's motivated to get what belongs to him. So basically, throughout the game, he's trying to track these people down and find out who they are and why he was ambushed."

...sigh

With special guest stars Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Flava Flav and Raffie as the end boss.

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No, but thinking they suck just because they don't match your preference is kinda stupid. I'm not accusing you of this though. It's like saying some kind of music sucks just because it's not your kind of music.

There's a difference between not like something and saying "Whoa that sucks lol".

You know what I mean?

*hugs Megadrive*

I can't stand it when people say a game's terrible and never give reasons. Plus, not many games are actually bad; what really matters is what people think of them. Of course, there are the exceptions (*CoughKing's Knightcough*)

How people decide what a makes a game good or bad depends on their personal ideas of fun. For example, I love mario galaxy, prime 3 and Zelda TP because of the gameplay, atmosphere and story (respectively). If someone likes to hack people to bits and as such enjoys games like Gears of War or God of War, fine. Just don't go saying that mario games are bad because there's no violence in it.

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If you read my column (or contributions or whatever) on Epicgaming.us, I always give reasons why a game sucks and I try to be as objective as possible when I do.

Yeah sometimes my mind might wonder and I go a wee bit harsh on something cause my favorite subject (Rock Band) is not in it but I try to be middle of the road.

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I can't tell if you're intentionally referring to it or not, but either way, here you go.

I Didn't know that existed, so thank you for that link. To clarify though, what I was suggesting was that we make an official thread here as well, and that the willing members of OCR get together and do something similar to EB Seige, maybe go a little bit farther and send them remixes or things like that since we're all so wonderfully creative =P. Better yet, members who are going to or live near events going on like E3 and protest in front of their booth until we're escorted out...think of the publicity! (see? I'm creative) XD

But back to the topic at hand, I also agree (I cant find the quote right now) that people who just put down games for an illogical reason are exponentially stupid. I have several friends like that who go and find any little reason to put down a game when someone says they're buying it. It's their fucking money, let em go out and spend however the hell they please. If you don't like it stfu cause for fuck sakes nobody cares to hear you bitch and moan about what somebody is doing with THEIR life!

I won't tell them that cause I don't want to hear them bitch and moan about how the truth hurts and now I'm not a good friend cause I didn't sugarcoat the truth and be all buddy buddy and just listen to them sound like idiots and spew nonsense....

Did you like hearing me rant about what irritates me? Probably Not, which is exactly my point.

Okay End Rant.

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Anyone can say they don't like a game, and that's fine; they don't need to back up why they don't LIKE something. They should be perfectly free to say something like: "I don't know, I just didn't really like that movie/game/etc.. It doesn't interest me."

HOWEVER, when a person says something is bad, then they NEED to give reasons why, or else they will just come off as ignorant trolls.

and BTW, "mario doesn't look realistic" isn't a reason. ;)

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Anyone can say they don't like a game, and that's fine; they don't need to back up why they don't LIKE something. They should be perfectly free to say something like: "I don't know, I just didn't really like that movie/game/etc.. It doesn't interest me."

HOWEVER, when a person says something is bad, then they NEED to give reasons why, or else they will just come off as ignorant trolls.

and BTW, "mario doesn't look realistic" isn't a reason. ;)

Yes, I was going to edit my post when you took the words out of my mouth. It's not like my friends would say "I don't know, I just didn't really like that movie/game/etc.. It doesn't interest me." They actually try and talk each other out of buying a game just because, to quote one friend in a discussion, "Too Mainstream"..... seriously, he didn't like one friend buying BioShock because it was "Too Mainstream", because the person buying BioShock didn't like the slow pacings and cult following of Shenmue (which is a legit reason imo, its a slow yet deep game) yet he loves his little emo Sephiroth and FF7... And another friend of mine won't like anything just because 2 friends of his like it( or he at least tries to put up a front, because he borrowed BioShock from them, and this is not the BioShock buying friend in the preceeding example btw.). The things that come out of peoples mouths sometimes, I swear...

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Nothing is screwing gaming. There have always been bad games, there will always be bad games, and people will always like bad games. Just look at how many people are defending Mario Galaxy.

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I guess there's nothing we can do about people like this.

no defense, I no listen

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i could give reasons but this is not called why i hate mario galaxy

i stated VALID reasons why its not that good a while ago

But to support my claim I would appreciate some of the reasons why you hate mario galaxy. Therefore it should not be off-topic, but as a supplement to my statement.

If not that a link to your previous postings of your review, please.

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Nothing is screwing gaming. There have always been bad games, there will always be bad games, and people will always like bad games. Just look at how many people are defending Mario Galaxy.

Oh yeah, it can't possibly be because they actually enjoyed playing the game.

(I've never played it myself so I can't really pass judgment on it one way or the other).

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What? Space makes EVERYTHING ten times as awesome. Just look at Jason X or Leprechaun 4!

This country is full of people with bad taste. We listen to music with 3 notes in it, we watch people 'survive' for 30 days in a place people likely already live, and we make sure shitty parody movies with no original ideas get almost as much box office success as their real counterparts.

Why would our taste in video games be any different? In 2006, fucking Madden '07 was the best-selling video game in the US. That's right... you have been able to get what is essentially the same game on Apple II, Macintosh, SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Windows PC, DOS, PlayStation, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Sega Saturn, Wii, Xbox 360, and the PSP. Since '89. And in the four short months it was available in 2006, it outsold everything else released that year. I knew a guy that had the PS2 -and- XBox versions of the fuckin' game.

THAT'S what's screwing gaming.

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Most of us have been playing games most our lives. That being said i cant remember the last time i played an original game that blew me away. Not saying there is no good games, I Loved Prime 3 and Zelda:TP and i think Mario Galaxy and Brawl are really fun and addicting games. For 360 i basically only Play COD4, Fifa 08 and im trying to get back into Eternal Sonata. But other that Eternal Sonata, each one of those games are not original. Square needs to come up with a new original game other than Final Fantasy. Or put some more time and effort in making good sequels to there other games(Ex:Mana,Chrono Trigger) Nintendo needs to do the same.

Also, a lot of the bigs games now are FPS. Other than COD4, i dont really play them and i Despise Halo 3 to no end.

Thats just my opinion, but i also dont own or played alot of games for my 360 that seem to be quite popular.

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I'll say that there really isn't alot of 3rd party support for the 360 right now, and that's kind of pissing me off. It seems like only the big gunners are taking chances with the system, and even then most of the offerings are pretty standard.

While there are a bunch of great games out there for it, I doubt we'll see any great "sucker punches" of games like the plethora of 3rd party stuff that came out for the PS2. Now THAT was amazing. Hell, it's STILL amazing.

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I don't know. The 360 easily has the strongest catalogue of games so far. It's true that most of the strongest offerings have been first party or multi-platform, but there are some serious gems to be had. Much more than can be found on competing consoles anyway (as of now). I hope the other two catch up eventually.

While there are a bunch of great games out there for it, I doubt we'll see any great "sucker punches" of games like the plethora of 3rd party stuff that came out for the PS2. Now THAT was amazing. Hell, it's STILL amazing.

Very, very true. I'd love to see that kind of 3rd party output somewhere this generation.

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I'll say that there really isn't alot of 3rd party support for the 360 right now, and that's kind of pissing me off. It seems like only the big gunners are taking chances with the system, and even then most of the offerings are pretty standard.

While there are a bunch of great games out there for it, I doubt we'll see any great "sucker punches" of games like the plethora of 3rd party stuff that came out for the PS2. Now THAT was amazing. Hell, it's STILL amazing.

PS2 is and was the best console ever made. The sheer ammount of great games for every taste (and the price of 'em!) is just incredible! I still have about 60 titles I haven't finished :D

Also, it requires a lot of manpower and money to develop to current-gen consoles, especially PS3, so companies has to be big as fuck or get financed by doing really crappy license titles.. Sad but true. There's no place for the smaller developers in the big-boy league. I'm putting my trust in XNA here, hoping that some indie developers gets noticed by M$ and gets financed to do a full-price-in-the-store-AAA-and-whatnot title for the console.

Now that PC is getting worse and worse as a gaming platform (I mean, windows live? Now there's no reason to play :D) I really have no idea where the world is going. On the bright side gaming is bigger than ever and there are tons of companies waiting to get their titles published, hopefully someone will somehow make their console more avaliable and cheaper to develop for and make "the PS2" all over again. My money's sadly on Microsoft. I hate Microsoft, I'm an Apple-geek and I never owned an Xbox but the 360 is a capable console that's relatively easy to handle since it's almost like a PC, if I've understood it correctly. It's also very popular in USA and Europe and Xbox Live is probably the best online service right now. Let's hope M$ has a couple of tricks up it's sleeve.

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