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Activision: Guitar Hero beat Beatles because it's 'fun as hell' {Joystiq}

Oct 8th 2009 3:43PM I know right?! I am SO glad I got Assassin's Creed and it made me a better at killing people with a metal shiv spring-loaded from my wrist.

W..... T...... F......

Web content on Xbox Live not a Microsoft priority {Joystiq}

Sep 21st 2009 4:14PM I don't see what the problem is, The Guild is sponsored by a company, so they make it on XBL. Microsoft would have to foot the bill for the non-sponsored programming in terms of storage and bandwidth.

Microsoft would consider playing re-runs of the Gummi Bears cartoon if Sprint paid them to do it, but it's not worth the monetary investment for them to provide "free" programming to an audience so varied as the Xbox Live community.

Hell, the comments on this post alone shows how different peoples tastes are. It's just not worth it to Microsoft to expend the resources to only hit a small portion of the demographics they are working with.

And really... if you want to watch user created web content, or if you are upset about the lack of a web browser, go sit at your computer and surf the web. If Microsoft wants to add new features to the Xbox, great! But it's not their job to build the Xbox into anything other than what I bought it for, a gaming console.

Swag Sunday: Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii) [update] {Joystiq}

Sep 21st 2009 1:37PM No question... beating the original game to find that... WHAT?! He's a girl?!

As a kid that totally blew my mind. I can't think of another serious game at that time that had a female protagonist.

Joyswag: Halo Wars (Day One) [update] {Joystiq}

Mar 2nd 2009 6:28PM Starcraft, full frontal attack on their base entrance while you drop a carrier full of ghosts in the back. I used to build a lot of nuclear silos back then.

Take-Two spent $11 million preventing EA takeover {Joystiq}

Dec 22nd 2008 7:09PM Technically yes, but you have to figure how much EA spent during the same time period. I would wager it was more than the $11M that Take-Two is reporting to the SEC.

Blizzard on Live Gamer: No way, no how {WoW}

Dec 20th 2007 6:38PM Anyone ever drive go-carts? I love go-carts. Think about buying gold like this: you go to your beloved go-cart track and someone there is riding in one of the, obviously, standard go-carts. This person offers to sell you "his" go-cart.

What is the problem with this situation? The problem is, it's not HIS go-cart to sell. It is the track's go-cart. He does not physically own the cart and has no legal ownership to it.

Despite what we would all like to think, the items we have are not our own. We could not decide to pick up and take our level 70 characters and go play another game with them. We are renting space and data from Blizzard and have no legal ownership of the items on their servers.

I understand why people want/need to buy gold, but connecting it to your real world bank account is like saying that your character can only be as strong as you are in real life, or you have to cut your time down on the 40 meter dash in order to raise your agility. It is a game, the purpose is to be self contained, not requiring any influences outside the game to enjoy it.

Leveling improvements for Patch 2.3 {WoW}

Oct 8th 2007 2:02PM @6, Erron Kelly, 15% of each level or 15% of the total is the same value.

I am pleasantly surprised they did this. Blizzard had very little incentive to make these changes (at least in the new quests and upgraded drops areas).

Joyswag: Joystiq's Legendary Halo 3 Giveaway {Joystiq}

Sep 25th 2007 3:15PM Anything wielding a needler.

Hallowe'en every day of the year - no thanks! {WoW}

Sep 14th 2007 7:46PM While I would love to be able to customize my gear the way I like it (I have a pair of the grey silk PJs from the Chinese new year celebration for fun) I can see how this could be a HUGE disadvantage for PvP players.

It's like this... you see a human coming at you in BGs with a robe and little staff, mage maybe, priest perhaps, so you move into range to start fighting them. As they start getting closer they do what appears to be an uppercutting move and little waves come forward from their feet and you are stunned for 6 seconds. Long enough for this "mage" to close distance to you, brilliant wings of light spring from their back as what you thought was a mage is actually a retribution paladin with Seal of Command up.

Better PvP-ers will give me a dozen reasons why this won't happen to them, but it's a pretty solid example. If you see someone wearing specific gear, you at least have some idea what you are in for.

You aren't going to play a T3 Mage different than a T4 Mage, but you ARE going to play a Rogue different than a Paladin different than a Priest. For PvE situations I would LOVE to be able to chose exactly what I looked like, but unlike some, I totally understand the drawbacks.