SlapStic.com goes over the 5 biggest gaming stories of the week in this weekly article series. The IGN Fallout 3 review changes, Chrono Trigger Proposal, Left 4 Dead intro video and more are discussed.
Sony got caught with their hand in the cookie jar!
I think so as well. I'd be willing to hear IGN's side of the story, though.
I doubt it was anything to do with Sony, they didn't make it, they're not publishing it. They didn't defend first party games from technical problems, why defend a third party game? I think it's more likly to be Bethesda since it's their game and they're the ones with something to lose. That said, it's been blown out of all proportion, bar the Notification freezing issue (which can be resolved by signing out of PSN), there's nothing wrong with the game.
10 to Fable 2?? even a garbage game like Fable 2 got 10/10 from eurogamer
Still can't believe the PS3 outsold the 360. Seems to fly in the face of everything that other sources have said. Cool, though.
What sources? It was quite clear from the beginning PS3 has been outselling 360 why else would they cut prices twice without a response from sony [email protected] L4D being best game of the yr though
I think this time microsoft focused too much in Japan and "lost" the rest of the world and Sony focused on the rest of the world and lost Japan but Japan has lost the interest in the big consoles and focused on handhelds and the PSP is dominating there.... maybe Sony is not doing it wrong afterall
Lol, that's what I think happened. Microsoft is forgetting the rest of their territories. Watch Sony sneak in for the kill. Sony has a habit of using this tactic. That's how they outsold the Dreamcast.
Sony has one very important thing going for it, brand, and, um, well, the horde of fanboys around the place, yep.
sonarus... you underestimate the power of Valve and zombies and co-op... Remember CSS? Remember Half Life? Remember Half Life 2? Remember Portal? Remember TF2? I sure do, and I'm sure thousands of people playing on PC everyday play those games remember as well. Since people claim that "PC gaming is dead" doesn't mean so. People always claim that it's doomsday for 360 or PS3 every other day. PC gaming will always be there, it'll never die out. It'll lose popularity but it'll never die out. You can find 2000+ servers on CSS. Even on HL2DM you can find 250+ servers. I'm thinking half of you are pushing Left 4 Dead away for a couple reasons. 1. It's from Valve which means no PS3 love. 2. It's for PC, you think PC gaming is dead. 3. It has OK graphics, not wowing graphics. (Graphics isn't all of it.) Have you seen gameplay videos? Have you seen the versus mode? It's phenomenal... I'm sure you'll be surprised when you see 90+ scores all around while I'll be expecting it. Left 4 Dead will at least get Multiplayer GotY of 2008. Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, LBP, Resistance 2, Gears 2, Fable 2, MGS4, GTA IV will all be contending for GotY. Left 4 Dead is my personal GotY. All my friends are anticipating this game as well. Left 4 Dead splitscreen + 2 other buds online to co-op? GotY material right there. Disagree all you want, can't argue with opinion. Scratch that, apparently you can, I've lost a bubble doing this before. If you guys are going to disagree, man up and reply.
IGN is a despicable blemish on the gaming media.
I've heard that any exclusive they get is essentially a paid-for-by-the-publisher deal. As in the good review scores get bought. I hope that's not true...
IGN certainly is better than most other big gaming websites. I'm sick of people hating on IGN just because they're big. I've seen the difference between PS3 and X360 Fallout 3. And it's not even worth mentionning. It's worth that 0.2 they removed, and nothing more. The other sites are as unprofessionnal as ever and they compare without changing the TV settings, so the PS3 version looks more gray. As for the bugs, well, all I've got so far is that when there's a friend logging in, the game pauses for 1 second. To correct this, you have to do the absolutely impossible task of pressing the ''sign out'' button.
IGN is the only site I listen too. They are better than any other site, however, I would take a friends word over any website.
wow bethseda ASK THEM TO REMOVE IT NOT SONY sony doesn't care about third party developers that cheap scape them thats why they are foucisng all their financial stuff on the first party
it'd still be wrong for bethesda to ask for them to remove it if it's true.
I don't know if I would consider it wrong. I don't own the game so I don't know personally, but from what I've read, the only issue is caused by the notifications from the PSN. Maybe the reviewer never thought to turn off his notifications and Bethsada simply pointed it out to them. If this is in fact the case, I really don't see the problem or the loss of integrity.
Except that the 360 and PC versions are just as bad.
The original title had "Sony" in the place of "Bethesda" but I fixed it. Sorry about that! Carry on.
I bet you were influenced by Sony to make this change!
haha you got me there. They pay quite well.
too bad for ps3 it doesn't get Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead ? Do you think we care about that game ? lol We got our hands full right now. And the next year as well.
It may get a port, valve have not rejected the idea this time around. I want to see reviews, I don't understand why L4D is such a big deal. It looks rather bad (Valve, its new engine time)and the gameplay seems fast but very simple and even co-op lacks any real strategy.
...Not when I have PS3 exclusives to play. :)
It would be funny if R2 got a Zombie mode. Left for who?
I will be getting it on the PC thank you very much.
theEnemy: I have a PS3 and a PC. I'll be getting L4D for the PC. I care.
Bob Dole cares. That game is so much fun.
LMAO funny pic.
heheh yeah that 360 is gonna get smothered and red-ring though.
People don't have their sense of humor these days.
"The Xbox 360, if you remember, stands at around 24 million, although Microsoft hasn't posted exact figures." Am I reading that right 24 million??? I thought it was near 20 million?
its wrong, MS recently announced they have sold 22.5m
Valve.. enough said.
I honestly don't see what's so special about Left 4 Dead...it's just a Zombie shooter.... and does the game even have a story at all? As far as I'm concerned, Resistance 2 > Left 4 Dead, and Killzone 2 > Left 4 Dead. Left 4 Dead just doesn't have the EPIC look, feel, or presence that Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 have in my opinion. Even if L4D was coming to the PS3, I surely wouldn't be buying it until it hit the bargin bin or I wouldn't be buying it at all.
Its like Valve are stuck in 2004, Zombie shooter won't cut it. Still I want to see reviews, it could be good but story wise is sounds bad, concept is old. Looks fast paced though,thats a good thing.
The cool thing about left4dead is that the main enemy is actually the game itself. The 'Director' as it's called is an AI that decides when and where to spawn enemies (and how many) depending on how well you and your friends are doing. If they manage to pull it off, the game should offer some great replay value which is something that most co-op games don't have. I am definitely looking forward to this. I wish they would hurry up and release a demo though.
Hmmm, why cant I add a Jpeg?
The game is not even worth mentioning. Just like the Half life series. An expensive cup coaster.
EA seem wary of it. Not much advertising from them yet. I'm sure they are waiting for reviews.
Half-Life is one of the BEST fps franchises ever. It's sad that PS3 fanboys are shooting it down because Gabe Newell hurt their feelings. Just quit being so childish!
Bob Dole played L4D on PC at Quakecon 2007. This game is really, really fun. Of course Bob Dole loves stabbing zombies almost as much as he loves stabbing panocha.
cant wait for left for dead, its gonna be so fun.
Left 4 Dead or Resistance 2? Hmmmm...that's honestly like Bambi vs Godzilla. Seriously, if Left 4 Dead gets AAA reviews based on stale, unoriginal multiplayer as compared to Resistance, Gears 2, Fallout 3 and other GOTY contenders (LBP included), then it's official that critics collectively fit well in Gabe's big fat ass.
I want L4D its going to be a niche market game I think though. I will get it on my PC via STEAM when its on sale for like 29.99 or 19.99. To much already at hand Shoot R2 in a couple days and LBP has sucked enough time out of me already. Ive actually been looking forward to a good zombie game, RE titles aside. Going to pick up Onechanbara next year too.....getting to far ahead of myself though I still need to rent Dead Space, will buy it eventually. Im broke lol. Got mad game though.
Too many games too little time. Imagine how many there will be by this time next year!
maybe in 2004 but 2008 has seen many great releases like GTAIV, followed by MGS4 and then Fable II, LBP, Resistance2 and Gears2! not to forget Dead Space, Fallout3 and FarCry2! even CoD WAW devs are claiming it's the best this year! so...how will L4D fit in? nope...I don't think it can!
Being ontop as in forced news etc. Always on top? as in fanboys stacking the consoles like that due to fanboyism and the shape of the consoles lol.
Bob Dole would design his console so nothing could be stacked on top of it. Great engineering.
A lot of excitement is building for Left 4 Dead. It won a lot of awards at this year's E3. Game Informer gave it the best game at E3 and a lot of other previews have stated it had the best multiplayer experience ever. Of course sony fans will disagree, but the proof are in the previews. Exciting times for 360 owners. :)
You forget that most everyone has a PC and this engine can run on old hardware. No need to be jealous.
I dont have a 360 anymore but i do have a decent PC and a PS3 and like bob said most PCs can run this game so no need for fanboi comments bubbles for u bob :)
Cannot wait for L4D looks great. Fanboys as usual are scared of game lmao.
But just because it has zombies doesn't mean it'll be the best game this year. Stop being hyperactive geek men and start looking at quality like LBP, the only GOTY. Everything else...is just a game.
Bold statement. I have yet to play LBP.. but guess what? I happen to have a copy right here. I have had it for a few days but I am cleaning up my room and it's more of a project than some "spring fling" with household chores. ;P
This shows why it doesn't make sense to put stock in reviews written by people who make their money from advertising revenue. If a major customer gets upset about a review it could mean the end of the revenue stream, so the integrity of the review goes right out the window. It happened with Gamespot and now it's happened with IGN.
VALVE = CRAP ORANGE BOX = CRAP LEFT FOR DEAD = CRAP OVERHYPED OVERHYPED AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN OVERHYPED
Meh. Bethseda has an offical BLOG on IGN.. Why wouldn't they be influenced?
L4D looks good as a GOTY contender.
Far from it
FBI HAS NO LIFE
Wow, what a bunch of noobs. You really believe that L4D won't at least have a chance for game of the year when they have released MULTIPLE games of the year? Not to mention Valve have stated that they have received more positive feedback from this game during testing than any other game ever published by them... L4D will be the game of the year from the most publications, mark my words.
Is that so? Good for L4D then. I've noticed a very good trend. A lot of games are getting high marks. It makes me wonder what 2009 will hold for me as a Ps3 owner.
is a game I wish my PC could handle. Certainly some potential, but GOTY? Now we are geting ahead of ahead of ourselves, lol.
Just like Half Life 1 and 2 weren't games of the year, were they? Just like Counter Strike isn't still the #1 most-played PC FPS. Your PC probably CAN handle L4D. The genius of Valve and the Source engine is that it is by far the most scalable engine in the biz. http://au.pc.ign.com/articl... System Requirements * OS: Windows Vista, Vista 64, XP, * CPU: 3.0GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher) * RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2 GB for Vista * Disc Drive: DVD-ROM Drive * Hard Drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space * Video: DirectX 9 compatible video card (Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9 compatible with support for pixel shader 2.0) * Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Well Firstknight, the fact that PS3 owners arnt interested in it is simple, already too many games this year to buy. I my self own a PS3 and a PC, and i might grab this for my PC (Seeing as how all my buddies in Counter Strike Source Zombie mod are planning to get it). Plz cut the fanboy crap?
Left 4 Dead is by far.. going to be an amazing game and a great contender.. possibly will be GoTY.. Valve has had more positive feedbacks from the beta testing of Left 4 Dead than any other game they have made.. pretty sure it's going to be this year's Portal. Oh wait, that was made by them too ;)
Left4Dead looks fun and will rate well, but no way is a HL2 mod (like TF2) going to win game of the year. TF2 wasn't full priced like L4D too.