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Arrested Army game protester writes up her experience {Joystiq}

May 9th 2009 3:05PM first of all, i live 5 min from there. second of all - it is all good. one of the staff lives in my apartment complex a few buildings over

1. you register. no spam upon request. otherwise only email from military. alot of local servicemen go... its nice inside and way low key.

2. you play WOW, HALO, Madden, ETC. you can also watch HUGE TV, or just chill with free wi-fi.

3. NO ONE speaks to you about recruiting UNLESS you ask first. It is partly funded by RnR funds which wanted a place for local servicemen to go. There was a air National Guard recruiting center there before. it sucked.

4. It was a low key free place with TWO recruiters there. You can also buy some army PT gear and such.

5. I have been there three times, with people and no one was asked to join. I saw someone who came in, and he wanted to talk. he was given an appointment to take his ASVAB there.

it is not nearly as psyop as everyone makes it sound. it is also right by the inside skate park down by Dave n Busters, not a high traffic area at all, unless you're headed to Sam Ash.

Branching Dialogue: R.I.P. Death {Joystiq}

Dec 24th 2008 12:24PM You say you wouldn't tell your friends how you died in a game story? We all pretty much BRAG about how we take the dirtnap! It builds interest and bonding with the character(s) to see them pay for your action. The bond a good game tries to build between the player and the character is scripted between Elika and "Prince".

BTW- "you can't die" is a valid argument. We are not just talking fall in the pit death, or a "everyone was counting on you and you blew it". We are talking the sense of consequence that this game lacks. Sometimes, it even impacts performance.

If you fall in mario, and you had fireballs. You don't come back with fireballs. or a cape :(

If you saved at the beginning of the dungeon in an good RPG, all the stuff you find inside it is on the table if you die before a save point.

If you die in story mode Halo 3 holding a needler, you come back with no such weapon.

In a good video game death, there is some sense of loss. Not just do-over. In great ones there is a sense of loss, panic, or even anger. Look at Persona 4. GREAT death scene! but some are far more simple.

As for "when you die the game isn't doomed, you just basically get a do-over." The WORLD is ok with that. It is the same as any game. if you and your friends play monopoly, and box it up, you don't continue to collect on your rent. That is a persistance mmo's attempt - but not something gamers expect. in fact, Run Lola Run is a great movie that approximates the gamer's progress. try something else a little different to overcome the challenge.

Prince of Persia producer says game's risks have gone unappreciated {Joystiq}

Dec 23rd 2008 4:32PM whar risks? you can't lose, and you have to return to the script to see anything in the story change.

this should have been the same prince, not this twit, and a world of temporal disarray where the prince has to do certain things 9like a list he finds parts of as he journeys (some optional and hidden), and the order defines the story. friends in one timeline could be enemies in another...

instead he made a "how great is the magic NPC who saves your tail!!!" *interactive art project*

This thing claing to be "PoP" is not a game - it's a movie you have to keep playing with the remote to watch.

Items of Import: Sigma Harmonics preview {Joystiq Nintendo}

Aug 21st 2008 4:16PM Persona says what?

Seriously, someone is totally riding Persona 3's coat-tails.

Still sounds worth a look.

Lucas unleashes Force Unleashed demo to XBLM {Joystiq Xbox}

Aug 21st 2008 11:48AM Some valid criticisms here. The biggest is the impotence of his lightsaber. Maybe you get that master-blaster mamma-jamma from SC IV with glowy hands and stuff.

Still, I had a blast playing this, and love the
somewhat GTA +DMC gameplay. I am sure this game is not totally sandboxed, but I think for the money it is better than alot of action RPGs I have seen so far.

GC 2008: New Killzone 2 footage shows game is 'pre-beta' {Joystiq}

Aug 21st 2008 10:35AM yawn.

All I see is another high-resolution scene of unrealistic combat with all the body awareness of a bouncing pod with a barrel on it.. and some annoying guy barking at you occasionally. I am sure it looks great if you know or expect nothing about authentic combat.

Mirror's Edge and Far Cry 2 look far more interesting.

Video: FaceBreaker introduces us to Kiriko {Joystiq Xbox}

May 27th 2008 5:01PM This looked good until I saw it.

/see what I did there? wicked.

Showtime's Dexter slices his way into gaming {Joystiq Xbox}

Mar 4th 2008 9:06AM if this were a point and stab adventure, it would be great.

A vision of pets with armor {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2008 4:36PM Look at mah epix lewtz!!!

Moonkin form: The reward for bear a$$ watchers everywhere.

PS Fanboy 2007: Disappointment of the Year {Joystiq Playstation}

Dec 22nd 2007 5:03PM most disappointing game for me this year:

Transformers. Grand Theft Autobot, it was not. The apathy in Optimus Prime's voice as OI destroyed a police station with a giant donut was horrid, and they really didn't see that if they had allowed to you transform in mid-air, they would have had a much better game.

Lair is second, cause erm... if you think "game with dragons fiying and fighting" and you don't think "co-op arena",.. you fail.