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#1921 kingfreak

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

Civ Rev finally :bouncy:

#1922 wankerness

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

This is best explanation I have read about it.

"I prefer the Xbox 360 controller for gaming. All my friends are on Xbox Live. And I prefer getting achievements instead of Trophies. However anyone who's spent a significant amount of time with these classic PS2 titles can tell you that they take advantage of a very specific function of the Dual Shock controller that few games utilize. MGS2 and MGS3 use the analog buttons of Sony's controller. A style of buttons the Xbox controllers have never had.

On the DS using the Square button (X on Xbox controller) raises your gun. Gently releasing pressure on the Square button allows Snake to lower his gun without firing it. On the Xbox controller you cannot do this, so the gun just fires. The simple work around is to de-equip the weapon. But the problem doesn't end there. Automatic weapons (like an AK47) are aimed by lightly holding the Square button, and fired by pushing the Square button all the way down. Not possible on the Xbox 360 controller due to the buttons being a simple on/off style. So on the Xbox 360 controller when you push X to aim the gun you go immediately into firing the gun in full auto.

This makes using these weapons very tough in the story mode, and make the VR missions involving these automatic weapons harder to complete. In VR you have to time your shots even more carefully since you have to take the animation time of lifting the gun into consideration. You have to aim by just eyeballing the center of the screen. And you still have to burst fire by pressing and releasing X so as not to waste the limited ammo you have.

I'm still having fun with this collection on Xbox 360, but if you've never played these games before on a playstation controller you'll think the game's controls are broken. They are, but only on the Xbox 360. Remembering back it was a similar problem the Xbox 1 version of MGS2:Subsistence suffered from the same issue. At least this time around you don't also have the frame-rate issues the old Xbox version had"


If you click the left stick, you raise/lower the gun without firing. Left stick clicking also is used in the various stuff with choking out/slitting throats, which was all just pressure-sensitive stuff in the PS version. They added that functionality to compensate for the loss of the pressure-sensitive buttons. This guy seems to either have been totally unaware of that or chosen to ignore it for the sake of better complaining. From everything I've read from people who have actually played through the entire games on xbox and ps2, the new controls are better in some ways and worse in others and it doesn't make the game more difficult unless you're used to the original controls, in which case it takes a bit to get used to it.

#1923 Meezah

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

Civ Rev finally :bouncy:

I lost apparently. Ah well, Fallout3 Next then! :P

#1924 JBallerX

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

Also you can add me for L4D2. I'm heading up to GameStop to trade in my copies of Orange Box and L4D2 now. You can also add me for Team Fortress 2 I suppose!

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#1925 ColdAssFashion

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

We should take bets on this. I say .... Fallout3 is next!


Since it's the only game I want today. That is probably incorrect.

#1926 waltercartman

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

That's just it, they were on your system not another. He wants to do it on another system entirely I think.


We should take bets on this. I say .... Fallout3 is next!


Yes I wanted to do it on 2 different systems. If there is a chance it won't work then I guess I just won't do it. Not worth the risk I guess.
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#1927 Corto Maltese

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

~sigh~ I wonder if I should get Civ Rev, and orange box. Or wait until Monday's sale to go up early

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

MGS PW is $4.95 / 320MSP on the Aussie Marketplace.

I wish it was easier to buy MSP, because of the sale no one is selling!
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#1929 krashhole

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

I got a question for all of you. If I login to my Xbox live profile on my brothers system and buy a game will he get the game? I don't want to waste time buying and downloading it there if it's only going to say he got the demo. Also don't want to download it on his then find out I can't download it on mine.

wow I think I worded that wrong so I hope you all get what I mean. I want the full game on both systems for one price. Can i do that lol.

Yes.

Download your profile on your brothers console
Buy whatever game you want and download it
Sign out and log onto your xbox
Go to download history and redownload the game on your console

Then both of you will have it.

#1930 cancerman1120

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

If you click the left stick, you raise/lower the gun without firing. Left stick clicking also is used in the various stuff with choking out/slitting throats, which was all just pressure-sensitive stuff in the PS version. They added that functionality to compensate for the loss of the pressure-sensitive buttons. This guy seems to either have been totally unaware of that or chosen to ignore it for the sake of better complaining. From everything I've read from people who have actually played through the entire games on xbox and ps2, the new controls are better in some ways and worse in others and it doesn't make the game more difficult unless you're used to the original controls, in which case it takes a bit to get used to it.



Well now I am starting to waver. I prefer the 360 controller. Hmmmm. Thanks for the extra info though.

#1931 jaydizzle21

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

Okay yeah I had that problem you get used to it though. I personally don't think it hinders the gameplay just a minor annoyance


Actually you can ready the weapon and put it away by clicking L3.

#1932 GinsuVictim

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

My bet will be that Max Payne 3 will be the next one online since it's a game I own already and thus have no interest in buying.


I've been refreshing it all day. I want it!

#1933 Zombiekillz9

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

i look forward to playing with some of you on left for dead 2 and fortress 2! this is gonna be awesome!
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#1934 Hemi

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

Argggh hurry up with the sale! I got 6 x 1600 MSP cards I need excuses to redeem x.x

#1935 yokuo

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

Not sure if this will make sense but...

I think if you login to your profile on another Xbox the content will be linked to your account, so yes, you could Redownload it on your xbox. HOWEVER since it was downloaded to the other Xbox, the content is linked to that hardware so if you want to use said content on YOUR xbox, you will have to be online so it can validate the content. It's weird DRM stuff.

Exactly. When you buy a game, you essentially have two licenses that come with it. One is for your profile, and one for the console you bought it on. So, you can download something on your xbox, but still access it on someone else's 360 as long as you're signed in because of the two licenses. Likewise, someone else can play the game on the xbox you bought it on without you being signed in for the same reason.
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#1936 hustletron

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

MGS PW HD is showing as 19.99 currently.

#1937 Brother Daz

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Well now I am starting to waver. I prefer the 360 controller. Hmmmm. Thanks for the extra info though.


I did not know this either. I had actually read that same review a couple days ago on amazon. Like you I prefer the Xbox controller for shooters.

#1938 John82

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Wow Batman is 320 MSP in the UK but i only have 160 MSP left . Nooooooooooooooo :cry:

#1939 Moonlk

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

Yeah...MGS, either title has not been reduced.
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#1940 thegame956

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

It shows the sale price but when I click to purchase it, it shows the regular price... Anyone else having this issue ??

#1941 Hemi

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

MGS PW HD is showing as 19.99 currently.




He said aussie market. The US region is having the issues showing proper prices.

#1942 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

Picked up the orange box after seeing used go for upwards of $30 on amazon now. Wish I gotten it back when it was $15, but oh well. Rest of my MP will no doubt be spent on non sale stuff (ie, minecraft)
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#1943 AndyHustla

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

I wonder if we should count on the fighting games being available around 10 PM Eastern tonight? Probably not. Any predictions?

#1944 Kerplunkuga

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Having the update issue with civ rev. Can't attempt to purchase it since I don't have 2400 points. Main screen has updated to 800 points. Purchase screen has not. Guess the wait isn't over.

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#1945 Hemi

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

Picked up the orange box after seeing used go for upwards of $30 on amazon now. Wish I gotten it back when it was $15, but oh well. Rest of my MP will no doubt be spent on non sale stuff (ie, minecraft)


Mehhh, minecraft on the pc was just soo much better with mod's, Industrial craft, More Creatures, Texture pack's, etc.

#1946 cancerman1120

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

Picked up the orange box after seeing used go for upwards of $30 on amazon now. Wish I gotten it back when it was $15, but oh well. Rest of my MP will no doubt be spent on non sale stuff (ie, minecraft)



You can get it today used from BBY for $17.99 ($16.29 with GCU).

http://www.bestbuy.c...orange box&lp=1&cp=1

#1947 Moonlk

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:16 PM

I'm in the US, and it's not showing up right for MGS. Still 24.99/19.99
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#1948 Hemi

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

I wonder if we should count on the fighting games being available around 10 PM Eastern tonight? Probably not. Any predictions?



At this rate expect them 10 pm... on Tuesday...

#1949 krashhole

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Having the update issue with civ rev. Can't attempt to purchase it since I don't have 2400 points. Main screen has updated to 800 points. Purchase screen has not. Guess the wait isn't over.

Purchase screen shows $9.99 for me and 800msp if I hit X.

#1950 Zerms4

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

Fallout 3 is showing up 4.99 but it goes back to normal price on xbox.com http://marketplace.x...Game&noSplash=1

EDIT: now it is 5 dollars! I just bought it for 400 ms points!