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#61 InvaderZim

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

Updated OP
also 8.0/10 from IGN



I also noticed only 8 hours to complete the game... but, I think I will still pick it up.

Figured the 360 version and the PS3 version would be identical. But it looks like the PS3 version will be different?

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#62 Warn3rv3

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:54 PM

I'm still waiting to see the difference (if there is any) of the PS3 and xbox versions. I canceled my xbox preorder and went with the PS3. I'm hoping that the performance of the PS3 version wasnt a rumor.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Strangely enough [H]ardOCP has had quite a bit coverage on the infernal engine that's the basis for the Ghostbusters game.
There's high quality video of Ghostbusters PC running on a Core2 Quad 3.2GHz with an nVidia 280GTX.

Of note, the PS3 version will definitely be better than the 360 version since the multiple SPE's can be used by the physics engine quite well.

Video with Core 2 Quad, 280 GTX GB gameplay: http://hardocp.com/n...HVzaWFzdCwsLDE=

Video of PC Physics Demo of Infernal Engine (using scenes from GB) with i7 processor: http://www.hardocp.c...HVzaWFzdCwsLDE=

Video of PS3 Physics Demo of Infernal Engine (using scenes from GB): http://www.hardocp.c...GVudGh1c2lhc3Q=

Video of PC Physics Demo of Infernal Engine (no GB scenes) with i7 processor: http://www.hardocp.c...GVudGh1c2lhc3Q=


Wow thanks for the heads up! Bit surprised out good it looked and ran. Though I will probably have to finally upgrade my vid card :P
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:56 PM

Where are folks getting the notion that the PS3 version will be superior to the 360 version, it specifically says that the 360 version looks better in the IGN review ... aside from a few extra throw away trailers, it seems like the 360 version has the upper hand.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:08 PM

TRU for me, I'm liking the deals they have for some new games with the $20 GC which is better than what Circuit City used to offer ($10 off or $10 GC).
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#66 gryphter

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:09 PM

cancelling my gamestop preorder; I'd rather have TRU's $20 gift card than a tshirt and ingame costume

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:22 PM

cancelling my gamestop preorder; I'd rather have TRU's $20 gift card than a tshirt and ingame costume


You should also get a free movie ticket. I'll probably be going with TRU as well and use the GC towards Smash Hits.
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#68 InvaderZim

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:37 PM

cancelling my gamestop preorder; I'd rather have TRU's $20 gift card than a tshirt and ingame costume



Heck ya... can't beat a $20 gift card.


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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:02 PM

Valid concerns... I'll zap my friend a line to see if we can dig up the info for you before Tuesday.

Thanks, that's much appreciated.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

Most codes come on a little card or something they hand you at the pickup, not packaged in-game...



not entirely true, the latest round of games have proven otherwise, BOTH Fuel and UFC, had gamestop exclusive codes which came in the package. However the free maps for Red faction were given in the "free art book" pre-order gimmick! I prefer when its a card outside the packaging, because that way, you could potentially get a bonus from one store, and another, and another and just return the games (keep them sealed) and keep the bonuses!

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

I can't stand my Gamecrazy, but i think i'm gonna have to preorder there for the stay puft figure.




LOL ditto for me, gotta have stay puff!

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:39 PM

not entirely true, the latest round of games have proven otherwise, BOTH Fuel and UFC, had gamestop exclusive codes which came in the package. However the free maps for Red faction were given in the "free art book" pre-order gimmick! I prefer when its a card outside the packaging, because that way, you could potentially get a bonus from one store, and another, and another and just return the games (keep them sealed) and keep the bonuses!

For Fuel and UFC, were the codes packaged inside the plastic wrap? Or were they packaged inside a cardboard sleeve that Gamestop added? (ie would it be feasible to get the code but be able to return the game as unopened?)

For the record, I've after reading all the reviews, I've canceled my preorder and will either rent the game or wait for it to hit $20.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

^ at gamestop, infamous' preorder bonus code came on a seperate card (not packaged in with the game)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:01 PM

Where are folks getting the notion that the PS3 version will be superior to the 360 version, it specifically says that the 360 version looks better in the IGN review ... aside from a few extra throw away trailers, it seems like the 360 version has the upper hand.


The notion comes from this video where one of the Infernal Engine people explicitly states that they prefer to show physics demos on the PS3 because of their optimized usage of the SPE's (he calls them SPU's)

http://www.hardocp.c...GVudGh1c2lhc3Q=

This is not to say that IGN is wrong, it's just an aspect they didn't compare.

I have no vested interested in the 360 vs PS3 issue since I'm getting the PC version ($30 less than the console versions, what can I say, I'm a CAG)

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:10 PM

Indeed. It might look slightly better on the 360, but it seems the physics on the PS3 version are better. I tend to get most of my multi-platform games on the 360, but it doesn't really seem like it matters here. Slight difference here or there.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:14 PM

The notion comes from this video where one of the Infernal Engine people explicitly states that they prefer to show physics demos on the PS3 because of their optimized usage of the SPE's (he calls them SPU's)

http://www.hardocp.c...GVudGh1c2lhc3Q=

This is not to say that IGN is wrong, it's just an aspect they didn't compare.

I have no vested interested in the 360 vs PS3 issue since I'm getting the PC version ($30 less than the console versions, what can I say, I'm a CAG)


The PS3 version was in fact the lead version developed and the developer did comment on several occasions that if the PS3 version had been the only version, it could have had more objects and effects on screen at once. Having said that, the developer conceded that the PS3 and 360 versions are identical and based on early reviews, it seems like the 360 looks slightly better simply because of the way the 360 handles certain effects which are prevalent in the game. Overall, it doesn't look like it matters which version you get since neither seems to have an edge.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:22 AM

The PS3 version was in fact the lead version developed and the developer did comment on several occasions that if the PS3 version had been the only version, it could have had more objects and effects on screen at once. Having said that, the developer conceded that the PS3 and 360 versions are identical and based on early reviews, it seems like the 360 looks slightly better simply because of the way the 360 handles certain effects which are prevalent in the game. Overall, it doesn't look like it matters which version you get since neither seems to have an edge.


Interesting.

I think I am still going with the 360 version because of the controller and I think there will certainly be more people to play with on Live, and for longer afterwards.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

Has anyone noticed that the amazon Slimer edition is gone for all systems? I thought that was strange.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

Has anyone noticed that the amazon Slimer edition is gone for all systems? I thought that was strange.

I saw that the other day and I was a little surprised. Given how a lot of people complained about the dubious value of the package, I can't imagine it was all that popular. Also, it's odd that it seemed to disappear simultaneously for all systems. The previous Fallout 3 Amazon exclusive didn't go out of stock for the 360 at the same time as the PS3.
Maybe it really was a super-limited run?

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:49 PM

This game is great, you guys will really enjoy it when you get it next week.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:52 PM

I saw that the other day and I was a little surprised. Given how a lot of people complained about the dubious value of the package, I can't imagine it was all that popular. Also, it's odd that it seemed to disappear simultaneously for all systems. The previous Fallout 3 Amazon exclusive didn't go out of stock for the 360 at the same time as the PS3.
Maybe it really was a super-limited run?


Its because they only made 6500 slimer molds. So once they sold 6500 copies they were sold out on all consoles.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 04:55 PM

Yeah PS3 was the lead platform when developing this.
One of the first games made this way I think? So the devs themselves said the PS3 version will be slightly superior. Don't listen to IGNorance's review.

Randell goes on to say they "reserved one whole processor on the PS3 for Dolby Digital 5.1 sound," where they had to use only a part of one processor on the 360 to do that. He also reemphasized that they could be doing "a lot more" on screen if the game was PS3-only. All of this is very encouraging news to most PS3 owners, and it seems very likely that the PS3 version of Ghostbusters is going to be the one to get.

http://www.psxextrem...-news/2982.html
But they also noted the ps3 version was held back/had to be reigned in by the fact that it had to work on the 360
http://xbox.joystiq....ck-ps3-version/

edit: forgot the whole reason i came here in the first place...I meant to ask/say...I don't gamestop still has the t-shirt offer? i think it's just the movie cash now. Their site doesn't say anything about the t shirt anymore.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

This game is great, you guys will really enjoy it when you get it next week.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:34 PM

No details on PC version yet...

And I don't think many looked at the CE properly @ 1st . Really was a unique collection and limited number made. Which is how it should be done.


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Posted 11 June 2009 - 05:47 PM

No details on PC version yet...

And I don't think many looked at the CE properly @ 1st . Really was a unique collection and limited number made. Which is how it should be done.


That's the thing about these CEs- If it would have been marketed as limited to 6500 numbered units then maybe I might have been interested. The Halo 3 helmet, Lancer bundle . . . etc. have jaded me to crazy LE/CE bundles.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:07 PM

For the Walmart exclusive, will you even have to pre-order?

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:18 PM

Its because they only made 6500 slimer molds. So once they sold 6500 copies they were sold out on all consoles.

That's quite possible, but another oddity is that the Amazon page no longer lists the set of Minimate ghost figures that were supposed to come in the package. Makes me wonder if it's actually sold out or if they are having production problems for all the pieces of the set.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:20 PM

I want that Staypuft figure...but GC is like a 40min drive for me :-|

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

That's quite possible, but another oddity is that the Amazon page no longer lists the set of Minimate ghost figures that were supposed to come in the package. Makes me wonder if it's actually sold out or if they are having production problems for all the pieces of the set.


I'm thinking this might be the case since all three CE editions went out of stock at the exact same time and day earlier this week. Selling 6,500 copies of something that costs $130 or literally double the cost of the game seems hard to believe, even if it is Ghostbusters. Unless this CE stuff is really in a separate box and they can easily exchange the 360, PS3 and Wii versions of it on the fly, the simultaneous sell-out seems like some evidence to me that maybe they had a production problem or delay. Did anyone actually order this and get any kind of notification from Amazon about the status?

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 12:36 AM

Just cancelled my Collector's Edition Pre-Order....no more Minimates.
Disappointing, they were the only item I was really interested in. :\

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Hello,
We're contacting you about your order for the Ghostbusters Slimer Edition video game bundle #xxx-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx. We wanted to let you know that the items included in the bundle have changed, and as a result, the price of the bundle has been lowered.
Unfortunately, we recently learned the Minimates we expected to offer in this bundle aren't available. We're sorry for any disappointment this causes. To help make up for this change, we've lowered the price of this bundle from $129.99 to $109.99.
This change won't impact our ability to fill your order--the release date is still June 16, and we expect to fulfill your order on time.
Again, we're very sorry for any disappointment this causes. We hope to see you again soon at Amazon.com.
Sincerely,
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