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  1. From what I've heard some of it is mantling and climbing things, but some of it is also for example running and sliding on the floor under an obstacle or past danger, or close quarters things with enemies. I think one of the main reasons they're not letting you shoot is they're using where you look to control the automatic acrobatic thing- run towards a table and look down and you'll slide underneath it, look up and you'll jump on top and keep running, etc. There's no reason that on a mouse where you can quickly switch between pointing where you want to go and pointing at an enemy's head you can't have the control do both though, which is why I'm hopping for modded versions once it's released that let you shoot while using action stuff, or at least the action stuff that leaves your hands free.

    Nail on the head. In the demo in one segment, he used the sprint (what they call SMART) thingy to get through a metal detector/laser grid without setting it off. First time he ran straight toward it while looking slightly up and the character vaulted over it. Second time, he rain the same path straight to it only this time looking slightly down and the character slid underneath the laser grid. So unless you're shooting directly ahead of you or wherever your looking, I don't think the SMART system (based on what I saw) can compensate for it to allow shooting and free running at the same time.

  2. I saw a live game play demo at quakecon this year; looked really fun. The game play was like a cross between Enemy Territory and Mirror's Edge. Visually, the game looks really good; the detail of the environments, the atmosphere, a very small hint of cartoonish style. It all mixed together very well. It doesn't even look like id tech 4. My only complaint was that there seemed to be no massive difference between the characters. They all pretty much looked the same, sans body size and clothing/tattoos/etc. And I'm not a big fan of the "Every character looks like Kratos from God of War" theme they seemed to have going. They were also talking about a L4D style coop system for the campaign, where your buddies can join in on your campaign at any time and take control of the other NPCs in your squad.

    It looks very promising, and given Splash Damage's track record I'll definitely be picking it up when it comes out.

    EDIT: Kotaku article about the demo: http://kotaku.com/5337759/brink-impress ... -sense-now

  3. That's not a spoiler. They've been saying since E3 that that is one of the endings.

    Naw, afaik they hinted that he died somewhere between the games.

    They mentioned that Shepard can die in ME2. When they said that, they also mentioned that if Shepard died, you'd have to play ME3 with a different Shepard, and not your Shepard, because he's dead, seeing as how ME is a story about Shepard and you always play as Shepard.

    After hearing that, I just figured that if Shepard is going to die in ME2, it's going to be at the end. Where else could he die and have it still make sense?

  4. He was more impressive as a dancer then as a musician imo.

    Agreed. I mean I'm not denying his massive cultural effect. To me he was an amazing dancer, but I really did not care for his music. Loads of people are telling me "just listen to [song X]. It's his best and it's amazing!", I go and listen to [song X], and all I can think is "meh".

  5. How about a miniseries/movie/game that shows things from the German side of things? There's a side we never see or hear about in mass media. I mean sure, we won, they lost, we're great, blah blah blah, but I don't think every single German soldier was a cold blooded evil maniac, and I've certainly had enough of "The War, As Told By The Winning Side". Sure, we've got a few short segments in BoB, Der Untergang, and Letters From Iwo Jima but that's about it.

    Although I can't imagine the general public being comfortable with a Call of Duty game where you play the single player story as a German soldier, but it would definitely be interesting. Call of Duty: Volksdeutsche

  6. I'm a big fan of Roland Emmerich movie so can't wait for this one.

    Same, but just once, I'd like to see an apocalyptic movie where everybody actually dies... where mankind is extinct by the time the credits roll.

  7. Another sequel by people who dont get it.

    QFT. I'm all for the benefit of the doubt, but this is not Max Payne.

    A recent issue of Game Informer has revealed that the story is set 12 years after the last one (setting it in 2015, The first game being in 2001, the second being 2003). Payne has been cut loose from the NYPD, and has moved to São Paulo, Brazil where he's taken up employment in the private security sector, working for a wealthy local family.

    Max on Fire?

  8. What corwin, defrag, and klein said. Do you only buy PC exclusive games? If the PC version is great, who the hell cares if it came out on consoles or was developed with a console in mind before the PC? Some games play better on consoles, some play better on PC. Which is which is totally subjective (see FPS keyboard/mouse vs. controller argument that's been going on since the dawn of time). All that matters is whether or not the game is good. L4D plays great on PC. (to me) The above argument holds about as much water as a spaghetti strainer.

    I was initially angry because I felt that L4D2 would mean a stop in content for L4D, making L4D feel like a half complete game with a $50 price tag. But after awhile I realized that I've gotten more value out of my L4D pre-order purchase (ie: well over 200 hours of gameplay) than I have with most games, and playing more L4D last night with some friends completely eradicated any doubts I had about L4D2. I pre-ordered L4D, and I'll probably pre-order L4D2.

  9. I initially had a problem with the L4D sequel so soon for all of the reasons stated above, but who am I kidding, I'll probably have it on pre-order as soon as it's on steam. Given Valve's track record, I'm still giving them the benefit of the doubt.

    Now that I think about it, I didn't like steam when it first came out, and now I prefer buying games on steam; I was disappointed when they canceled Black Box and did Orange Box only, but now I don't care anymore because Portal and EP2 made the price well worth it several times over; and now I'm upset about L4D2 so soon after L4D, and valve will probably find some way to make me happy with the situation (like allowing L4D content to be played in L4D2 with the L4D2 enhancements)

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