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Postby Tokyo_Joe » Wed May 26, 2004 1:13 am

Is it just me I has there been a slight drop in the number of posts the last couple of days? Am I to assume that everyone else is also sitting at home playing GTA: Vice City?
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Postby sirwanksalot » Wed May 26, 2004 2:19 am

havent played it yet but hope to soon
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Postby valve-bouncer » Wed May 26, 2004 2:21 am

The next bunch of trolls are mutating as we speak......
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Re: I'll never go to school again...

Postby Melodious_Thunk » Wed May 26, 2004 7:04 am

Tokyo_Joe wrote:Is it just me I has there been a slight drop in the number of posts the last couple of days? Am I to assume that everyone else is also sitting at home playing GTA: Vice City?


I have been playing that a good bit at home. (I think I'm more than halfway through.) I can also post from work, though, and I can't play VC there. :(
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Re: I'll never go to school again...

Postby Smurfette » Wed May 26, 2004 7:32 am

Tokyo_Joe wrote:Is it just me I has there been a slight drop in the number of posts the last couple of days? Am I to assume that everyone else is also sitting at home playing GTA: Vice City?

I was going to show my ignorance and ask what the hell you're talking about, but I won't. I'll just keep my mouth shut.
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Postby ex_drone » Wed May 26, 2004 8:56 am

Try asking that question on a game geek board
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Postby flatcap » Wed May 26, 2004 9:58 am

ex_drone wrote:Try asking that question on a game geek board

Well, quite. Cos you know, only people who are geeks play video games :roll: . Vice City is the game the otherwise feeble PS2 will be remembered for. However, 'Doom' is still the best game of all time IMO.
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Postby MShades » Wed May 26, 2004 10:42 am

flatcap wrote: However, 'Doom' is still the best game of all time IMO.


Yeah, but you couldn't pick up and then kill hookers in "Doom" could you? Didn't think so.... :twisted:
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Postby Melodious_Thunk » Wed May 26, 2004 10:49 am

Doom was the best game of its time, but it is not the best game of all time. Given the rate at which technology advances, no game will hold that title for long.
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Postby indoctrin8 » Wed May 26, 2004 12:12 pm

you lucky bastards. i cant read japanese, so i cant get it...

but mt, i dont think most technologically advanced means best.
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Postby Melodious_Thunk » Wed May 26, 2004 12:27 pm

No, technological advances don't guarantee a game will be the best, but they certainly open up the possibilities. Probably with RPG or strategy games it won't matter so much, but I don't play those. Action games, such as sports, driving simulators, and shooters, OTOH, just continue to get better, and no one in his right mind would seriously argue, say, that Pole Position is the best racing game ever.

Companies are spending as much on games and having nearly as many people involved in making them as they would to produce a major movie. There literally wasn't anything like Vice City a few years ago. I'm sure something will come along and surpass it soon, though. As technology develops, the possibilities available to game designers continue to grow -- that's what guarantees that no one program will hold the title "best game ever" for long.
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Postby okazakiOm » Wed May 26, 2004 7:08 pm

Apropos of this thread, I've just purchased an XBox, and retired my venerable PS.

Whoosh! That's the sound of time being vacuumed up in OO Land.
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Postby yume25 » Wed May 26, 2004 9:54 pm

I have a knee-jerk reaction to the X-box. Mostly of the variety "I want to plant my knee in it and watch the ugly green X crack."
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Postby Tokyo_Joe » Wed May 26, 2004 11:57 pm

I don't have any figures to back this up, but I'm pretty sure that GTA3, and maybe GTA: Vice City, are the top selling Playstation games ever, and probably amongst the biggest selling video games ever too. We must be talking tens of millions of copies worldwide, right?

Then why has no-one in Japan heard of it? Why the late release (we're talking years of late here, too)? I can appreciate that many J-gamers wouldn't 'get' Vice City cos of all the 80s American pop-culture references, but still...



I have a knee-jerk reaction to the X-box. Mostly of the variety "I want to plant my knee in it and watch the ugly green X crack."


I have this same reaction. You can dis the PS2 all you want, it still gets all the games (the reason I have one, oh and I can play DVDs on it).
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Postby Quass » Thu May 27, 2004 1:16 am

Speaking of stats and data...

I'm sure you all in J-Land would probably have some sense of how poorly the Xbox is doing over there.. but do you know just HOW badly?

How 'bout so badly that the PSone, yes, the original playstation is outselling it, even NOW!

The numbers for console sales from May 10th - 16th for Japan are as follows:

PS2 -- 31,396 (PlayStation 2)
GBA SP -- 20,471 (GameBoy Advance SP)
GC -- 4,725 (GameCube)
GBA -- 2,993 (GameBoy Advance)
PSone -- 379 (PlayStation 1!!!!)
Xbox -- 246 (Xbox)
SC -- 89 (Swan Crystal)

Source: Media Create

How's that for a "trumping" :)
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Postby valve-bouncer » Thu May 27, 2004 1:31 am

Quass wrote:Speaking of stats and data...
some stuff about toys...
:)

Anyway mate, I just wanted to say....BEST AVATAR EVER :D :D :D :D ......gotta go feed it now :D
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Postby Quass » Thu May 27, 2004 2:17 am

lol, thanks man.
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Postby indoctrin8 » Thu May 27, 2004 3:27 am

yes, the breasts ARE magnificent. well done.
on the best game ever topic, i dont think you can pick one. u have to pick types of game.racin, fightin, shootin etc.
for sheer violence, however, i still hav fond memories of kingpin. bad language! cypress hill! hitting women with a crowbar! ah, those were the days.
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Postby monkeypants » Thu May 27, 2004 4:40 am

okazakiOm wrote:Apropos of this thread, I've just purchased an XBox, and retired my venerable PS.

Whoosh! That's the sound of time being vacuumed up in OO Land.

Actually, that sound was your money being siphoned into the inescapable black hole known as Microsoft.
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Postby Cyberfoxbat » Thu May 27, 2004 6:53 am

Well - newer games aren't better games IMO. For me Half Life is still nr 1. Ok - maybe newer ones have better graphics but most don't have much plot at all..........
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Postby indoctrin8 » Fri May 28, 2004 12:57 am

pole position WAS good tho. the "centipede" corner was a bastard.
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Postby Melodious_Thunk » Fri May 28, 2004 7:28 am

Tokyo_Joe wrote:I don't have any figures to back this up, but I'm pretty sure that GTA3, and maybe GTA: Vice City, are the top selling Playstation games ever, and probably amongst the biggest selling video games ever too. We must be talking tens of millions of copies worldwide, right?

Then why has no-one in Japan heard of it? Why the late release (we're talking years of late here, too)? I can appreciate that many J-gamers wouldn't 'get' Vice City cos of all the 80s American pop-culture references, but still.


I was just glad that it actually did get released here. For a long time, I thought it never would because of the violence. (Yes, I'm aware of the irony inherent in that statement when referring to the home of tentacle porn.) I still remember when they pulled "The X-Files" off the air here. Following the 1997 incident in Kobe in which a 14-year old murdered and decapitated a younger child, it was revealed that, in addition to having some severe mental disorders, the 14-year old liked watching "The X-Files" and playing video games. Some people (who obviously had never seen the show) started complaining along the lines of, "Violent TV programs and video games are to blame." So, in midseason, "The X-Files" got yanked off of TV Asahi or Fuji TV or whatever broadcast network was showing it. WTF!? It wasn't as though Mulder and Scully went around shooting people. :roll:
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