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DRL commented on Don't Forget to Grab Deadlight for Free Starti...:
DRL commented on Capcom's Dustforce Hits XBLA on April 25th:
I've been meaning to buy this for my Vita, but I have to sweep away a few neglected games first to make room.
DRL commented on Feature: Top 11 - Machines in Video Games:
@Generik — Gyromite! I owned that and ROB when I was a kid — until I decided to dissect ROB because I didn't understand his purpose. I still get depressed when I think about it.
Remember that story, @JonWahlgren?
DRL commented on Review Round-Up: Titanfall (Xbox 360):
@Generik — I know what you mean, though I honestly don't mind that the visuals aren't more striking. I do, however, despise the presence of screen tearing. If the game isn't this powerhouse of next-gen visual capabilities, I really wish technical flaws like that would be smoothed out. Maybe they have by now? I haven't played in a couple weeks.
DRL commented on Harmonix to Bring Rock Band and Dance Central ...:
I've always been a Guitar Hero guy, myself, but I'm definitely interested in more Rock Band.
As long as I don't have to play the drums.
DRL commented on No, You Won't Be Able to Get Titanfall via Gam...:
DRL commented on Sunset Overdrive News Incoming Next Month:
They have my attention.
DRL commented on An Official Xbox 360 Emulator Is Being Planned...:
I want to play my XBLA games on Xbox One. That would be sweet!
DRL commented on Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Xbox 360):
This is sad. At the worst I was expecting a competent, if unspectacular, hack-and-slash affair. Too bad.
DRL commented on Feature: XBLA Sequels We Want to See on Xbox One:
@Gamer83 — Bad decision, dude. I happen to know that Team Anthinator does NOT send out awesome laminated membership cards.
@SunnyShores — Never did get around to playing I Am Alive, but it did look good. Now you have me curious. Next sale and it's mine!
@DabaTheDoom — Heck yeah! I had SO much fun with the first. It was one of those games that my friends and I were completely absorbed by for a few weeks.
@Generik — I hate to admit it, but I've yet to play Shadow Complex. I missed it when it first released, and ever since then I've been saying I'll jump in when it's on sale. Unfortunately, I haven't been privy to a sale. One of these weekends when my schedule isn't exploding with games, I'm going to give in. I love the genre, so there's really not a reason good enough to let it pass me by completely.
@Tasuki — Thanks for joining Team Dave. Your official membership card will be in the mail shortly.
@BadWolf09 — Thank you for the compliment.
@SuperKMx — You really should. If you liked the arcade/Dreamcast version, I can't see a reason why Hurricane wouldn't be right up your alley. It's basically the exact same game but with new courses.
DRL commented on Review: Kinect Sports Rivals (Xbox One):
Wake racing and target shooing are definitely my two favorites right now. Bowling is fun, too, but I have to rearrange the living room to make the proper space for that one to be best enjoyed. I'd say that soccer is the only game I don't care for. The timing doesn't feel right to me.
You nailed this review, @SuperKMx!
DRL commented on Ubisoft Announces AirMech Arena for Xbox 360:
I love the RTS genre so I'm definitely interested in this. Would be nice to see it come to Xbox One, too.
DRL commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:
@hydeks I'm glad you mentioned Far Cry 3 since I keep forgetting to pick it up. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for a cheap copy while I'm out and about this weekend.
@mitcHELLspawn That's the best feeling. I love when a game can totally surprise you like that.
DRL commented on Feature: Ways to Satisfy Your Thirst for Adren...:
@BadWolf09 — Thanks!
@SuperKMx — Such a great game. The wife and I busted it out a few months back and we were hooked for weeks.
DRL commented on Cortana Just Became a Little More Real for Win...:
I don't have a Windows Phone, but this is awesome.
DRL commented on Family Gamer TV Hands-On: Child of Light:
It really does look stunning. I don't play a lot of RPG's, but this has certainly grabbed my attention.
DRL commented on Review: MXGP: The Official Motocross Game (Xbo...:
Shame. I've been patiently waiting for a truly great motocross game to come along. Looks like I'll be waiting a bit longer.
DRL commented on Feature: These Are The Xbox Games Coming In April:
@Gamer83 - The retail version of Trials is $40 because it includes a season pass for all planned DLC. Downloadable version of Trials is $20, just like Evolution.
DRL commented on Don't Expect a Watch_Dogs Demo Anytime Soon:
Demo shouldn't be needed if they're anticipating stellar reviews. Let's hope that's the case.
DRL commented on Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists Announced:
@Anthinator — Luigi's Mansion and Guacamelee for me.
DRL commented on Out This Week: April 1st (North America):
@Tasuki — Not sure just yet, but we're looking into it. I have played the Vita version if you have any general questions not specific to the port.
@Tasuki — If Armature corrected the clumsy control and movement issues, I would recommend that any interested Batman fan consider giving Blackgate a look. It's nowhere near the quality of Asylum or City, but I found the Vita version to be a satisfying companion to Arkham Origins.
@hydeks - I'm with you! I had a lot of fun with ASM. The only disappointing news so far regarding the sequel, is that Beenox has built the game for last-gen hardware — it would've been nice to have a shinier, more detailed NYC to play around in. But to be honest, I don't really care. I just want more Spider-Man!
DRL commented on Alien: Isolation Release Date Revealed:
I'm going to be honest, everything I've heard about this game thus far has given me the creeps. I'll definitely be checking it out upon release, but you better believe I'll be playing with the lights on. Because I'm a big wuss.
DRL commented on Games With Gold Unlocks Hitman: Absolution for...:
@hydeks - Very cool! I've been curious about that one for some time now.
DRL commented on New Watch_Dogs Trailer Provides An In-Depth Lo...:
I'm sold on the setting after watching that video. Being able to explore a virtual Chicago is enough reason for me to give this one a go. Still skeptical of the gameplay, though.
DRL commented on Predator DLC Coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts?:
I dig things like this. I have yet to check out the DLC with Michael Myers, but if this Predator one turns out to be legit, I'll probably give both a go.
DRL commented on New Revealed Plans for Xbox One's Reputation S...:
I hope this can be executed as effectively and fairly as Microsoft has suggested. When I was really good at Halo 3, other players knocked my reputation down like crazy. People liked to assume that I was cheating — which, of course, was never the case. Hopefully this "algorithm" can truly detect those unfair reports.
DRL commented on Get a Taste of What Indie Developers Are Bring...:
I truly can't wait until Xbox One has a steady stream of indies rolling into the Games Store. My bank account won't be happy about it, but I sure will be!
DRL commented on Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (Xbo...:
Thanks for the informative review, @WayneDavies89! I've decided to wait on this until the inevitable price cut comes into play — I'm thinking I'll bite when it's about $15-20. But it's great to hear that this outing is showing lots of promise for Phantom Pain.
DRL commented on Review: The LEGO Movie Videogame (Xbox One):
Solid review, @Anthinator. It's true, the LEGO series is growing desperate for a shakeup to the formula. It doesn't help that there seems to be a new game every other month.
DRL commented on Tomb Raider, Thief, CoD Discounted on Xbox One:
Wish I could get physical with Thief for that price. These are great deals!
DRL commented on Microsoft Promises Game-Focused Presentation a...:
@Anthinator - There's nothing Xbox exclusive I want to see more than Halo 5 — although, I'm concerned that we may be getting a Halo 2 anniversary edition this year. I'll buy it, and probably enjoy it a lot, but I really want the next installment in the series.
@mitcHELLspawn - I'm so eager to learn more about Sunset Overdrive! Definitely diggin' what I've seen so far.
@Thrash13 - You don't have the Titanfall bundle where you live? And I see how it's hard to choose from the two consoles when we don't know all that much about future releases. From what's available now, though, I think it's a much easier decision. Between Titanfall or inFamous, it's either you want an online-centric game to play with other people, or you want a solo experience. Do you have friends with either system? If you know anyone with an Xbox One, I can admit that Titanfall is incredibly fun when playing with friends and working together as a team.
@Generik - As much as I don't think I could bring myself to spend that much on a collectors edition, I was tempted by that statue. Have you seen one in person yet? It's absolutely epic!
@hydeks - It seems that we have quite the Dreamcast fan club at pX. I love it! And good choice on Halo — playing Titanfall has me insanely excited for Halo 5.
@Thrash13 - You're SO indecisive! Haha. Is there anything in particular that is keeping you from choosing one over the other? We might be able to help you make a decision.
@Generik - That's funny — I have digital, but wish I would've purchased a physical copy instead. It's extremely, EXTREMELY convenient having the game on the hard drive, though the collector in me hates that a Titanfall case isn't on my shelf. I'm such a dinosaur sometimes.
@Tasuki - So happy to hear you're loving the Dreamcast. I know I say this a lot, but it really was/is a fantastic console. Mine gets played by my wife and I at least once a week. Speed Devils, Rush 2049 and Sega Rally 2 are the ones that keep us coming back regularly.
DRL commented on Review: Titanfall (Xbox One):
I haven't been able to put the controller down. Definitely my favorite online shooter outside of the Halo series. Spot-on review, Ken.
DRL commented on Microsoft announces 25 indie titles coming to ...:
@Anthinator - Yep. I'll be playing Guacamelee again, as well, and I'm extremely interested in Super Time Force. Lots of good stuff on the horizon!
DRL commented on New Batman: Arkham Knight Screenshots Appear O...:
This quickly jumped toward the top of my most-wanted list. Can't wait to see gameplay screens.
DRL commented on Zen Confirms Pinball FX, CastleStorm and KickB...:
I play Pinball FX 2 on a regular basis so I'm absolutely stoked to learn of next-gen tables!
DRL commented on Review: PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures (Xb...:
I ordered the 3DS version a couple days ago when I learned that it's a 2D platformer — I can never resist! Is it bad that I want to gobble this up for Wii U, too, despite its shortcomings?
DRL commented on What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issu...:
@hydeks - Can't go wrong with Halo! I'm SO ready for the series to come to Xbox One. I really hope 343 brings fresh ideas to the franchise.
DRL commented on You Wish You Had This Titanfall Custom Xbox One:
I dig it.
DRL commented on Guacamelee: STCE Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360:
Such a great game. Glad that it's reaching more people by being available on nearly all platforms — sorry 3DS. This news has me hoping that a sequel isn't too far down the road. That would be groovy.
DRL commented on Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360):
@Gamer83 — I'm not a big turn-based guy, but I had an amazing time with Stick of Truth. If you're a South Park fan the humor and references will likely keep you engaged throughout.
DRL commented on Games With Gold for March Announced:
@MegaKillScreen — I might have to take your advice. Back in the 90's I used to really enjoy Sim City and Command & Conquer, and if I'm not mistaken, this seems exist in a land somewhere between those?
DRL commented on Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One):
I was hoping this one would be more platformer than puzzler, but nevertheless, I intend on giving it a download soon. Thanks for the coverage, @Anthinator!