City of Heroes I5 Live
Posted by Nathaniel at 12:44 PM
Not necessarily evil, but not necessarily good...
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"A week later I had a follow-up lunch with Gabe and Tycho and made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. I plopped down a 40-page, five-year business plan for Penny Arcade and told them that if they gave me the green light, I’d quit my job and work for them for two months for free. If I couldn’t pay for myself after that time, fine, fire me. No hard feelings. If I work out, even better. Again, that was three years ago."
Nintendo is assembling key media to attend this year’s show, due to take place between 16th – 18th September 2005. Iwata will make his presentation of current activities at Nintendo. He will outline current projects and will then - unveil the Revolution in all its glory.So, you know. Take it for what it's worth.
The Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle means ultimate satisfaction. With 11 of the hottest XBOX 360 games and all the accessories you will need, this bundle will definitely satisfy even the most hardcore gamer.How can they be the 'hottest' games when they don't even exist yet?! You will also note that the 1-year product replacement warranty is mandatory. Is that the way of the future? I certainly hope not.
11 Games @ $60 ea: $660
Wireless controller: $50
Play & charge kit: $20
Rechargeable battery: $12
Xbox Live 12-mo card: $50
1-year product replacement: [$8?]
"There is a line at the end of the book 'Game Over' and it is: 'Never underestimate Nintendo'. That is all I can say about the controller."Honest glowing commendation, or just more hype on the heap? We may know sooner than you think.
For those who don't know what Strategy Guide is, it's a Flash toon about an alien who reviews Nintendo games in a quite humorous fashion. There's no real schedule for it, since it's been about 8 months since he's done one, but, nevertheless, these toons are great. I think he's going to try and bi-monthly schedule, but it's just a guess right now.
Are you still reading this? GO! Laugh!
"The goal of the game is to take your Hero into the arena and defeat your opponent’s Hero, in this case reducing his health to zero. Through missions, additional powers, enhancements, and sidekicks, you can ‘upgrade’ your Hero, effectively leveling him up.Sounds like an expensive version of Fight City. But then, doesn't everything?
Although most our named Heroes are going to have determined powersets, we are including generic Heroes who are effectively blank slates for you to build from scratch!"
"We see the characters of Tycho and Gabe as the Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer of 21st century."Indeed.
"Finally, now that millions of units of GTA: Vice City containing that game’s sex mod are in the hands of kids, the ESRB will receive a body blow that it cannot, and probably should not, survive. Cover this up, Ms. Vance, and I’ll personally make sure that the ESRB does not survive."No, you aren't reading that wrong, he really is talking about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City this go around. I haven't played any GTA game, but evidently Vice City has content that is far worse--in Jack's opinion--than the already controversial "hot coffee" mod of San Andreas. I'll let those in the know come to their own conclusions on that. What truly amazes me here is how Jack seems to be so determined to not so much severely discredit the ESRB as to completely dismantle it. Because we all know what a horrendously dishonest organization it is, right? I mean, sure, maybe it could use a few adjustments to its ratings procedures. Maybe some clarification regarding specific rating category qualifications. But to be completely shut down? Slow down there, Jack. Before you proceed with an attempt to shut down an organization, maybe you should first think about who and/or what should be replacing it? Maybe consider some reorganization steps or some system for improvement? An advisory board even? But a shut down? That's akin to saying: "Hey, the Department of Defense has made some mistakes in the past. Let's completely tear the department to pieces, leaving nothing behind but the charred remains of what was left of our national security." OK, maybe not really like that, but something close, I'm sure.