Crap. Birthday this week. …don't really wanna talk about it.

Bowling says MW3 vs. BF3 is nothing new…well…

In some ways, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling is right when he says Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 isn't really anything new . As he says, it's two passionate groups of fans going at it, and if we assume that macroscopic viewpoint, then he has a point. But you know, in a lot of ways, this isn't exactly like the Super Nintendo vs. Genesis, or Sonic vs. Mario or Final Fantasy vs. Metal Gear Solid . No, we're talking about extremely similar games; both are military shooters, both have massive budgets, and both appeal to the same kinds of gamers. Plus, both titles come out within two weeks of each other.

I mean, I suppose it's true that passionate gamers will always throw down with passionate gamers that support other titles and genres. That will never change. But to say there isn't anything at least a little unique about BF3 vs. MW3 is…well, silly.

Damnit, give me Mirror's Edge 2. Now.

I know not many people around here care, but Mirror's Edge remains one of my favorite games of the generation. It was a little flawed, but it set the foundation for something truly special in the future. And you know, for what it was, it worked extremely well, and I've never minded trial-and-error gameplay. I think they could've done a lot more with the storyline, I believe the mechanics can be refined and built upon, and I believe something like the Frostbite 2 engine could really help. I know engines don't make for a great game, but DICE has proven themselves again and again. Provided they don't change too much, a sequel could be fantastic.

If you never got a chance to play it way back when, I strongly suggest picking it up. There isn't much out there right now, anyway, and I'm sure you can find Mirror's Edge cheap.

Personal gaming update

I was really impressed with Catherine but it's hard, so I'm still hammering away at it. I'm not sure if I'll finish it but I really want to see how the story ends. This is a truly original experience that is surprisingly addictive, and it's just really refreshing. I also have high expectations for Deus Ex: Human Revolution ; I fully intend to go all stealthy with my character, too. I recall all my Deus Ex adventures with a particular fondness; I didn't fall in love with them, per se, but I always enjoyed myself.

Stay tuned for Resistance 3 beta codes (should get them on Monday) and Episode #4 of our PSXE Show. When that goes up in PlayStation Home, we'll put Episode #3 up on our YouTube Channel . And we're also waiting patiently for our questions to come back from Square Enix…wonder what those answers will be like…

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onyotix
onyotix
9 years ago

advance happy birthday ben! and oh ill be getting infamous 2 this week and a lot of backlog games for me this month:)

Stabs88
Stabs88
9 years ago

Infamous 2 was much cleaner then the first, but after you play through 2 or 3 times it kinda just sits around collecting dust till you decide to jump back into a little super hero action.
Also Happy early day of birth Ben

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Even though you said you didn't wanna talk about it, I wouldn't feel right without saying something. Happy bday ben. Just look at it this way, its not another year older, its another year wiser.

Unfortunately I won't be at this psxe show, or any psxe show in the near for seeable future. My buddies movin out of the complex, so no more net until I get a better paying job.

PGU: I hit gr8 on wkc with all 4 of my rebirths, due to the fact that I found my flash drive with my older data on it and decided to go with that little bit. But alas, its gonna be hard to gr-up with no one to run quests with. As it is I gotta level up to beat bsc2.

I'm also playing a little bit of infamous, and mortal kombat. Both games are sick.

ill be commin around to see what I missed on the shows. Take care everyone.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Nah, it's just another year older. ๐Ÿ˜‰

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

My birthday ends in 2 hours, it's been a nice day aside from being a member of the three O club.

MW and BF… whatever.

Mirrors Edge I have yet to make a real dent in but I like the idea. Though I must say I think heavy trial and error gameplay should forever be a thing of the past. That's another reason to ignore Dark Souls. I can't bear repeating myself, so you can imagine how I feel about spending precious time doing the same things over and over.

Soooo yeah I'm loving Far Cry 2, it's ten times more like being in a warzone than any typical FPS. I'm also kind of wrapped up into American McGee's Alice that came with Alice 2. It's super flawed as it is old, but I can't stop playing it!

Resistance 3 is getting more of my attention because it is converting Resistance haters so it must be pretty amazing despite that bad demo.

Can anyone fill me in on the status of Tales of Xillia for US?

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
9 years ago

@worldendswithme – Don't worry dude the three O club is still youth in my eyes.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Happy Birthday Dave.
There's only one thing that really concerns me about R3, and that is how brown it looks. I mean, I've ragged on games in the past for it, but geez, Insomniac looks to be going for overkill on it.

Xillia is unconfirmed for any release outside of JP, though Namco has said that they will localise it if fan demand is strong enough.

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
9 years ago

Get Far Cry 2 on the PS3 World?

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Happy B-day World. I like Far Cry 2 also. I have it and have played about 2 hours, or so, of it. I like the open world structure.

onyotix
onyotix
9 years ago

happy birthday world! enjoy your day my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

"HB" to ya's, Ben & World!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Thanks guys, yeah I got FC2 for PS3. Got it for a song. I'm not sure why people complained about the driving? Seems okay to me, except maybe I should be smashing over some plants that I seem to be smashing into.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
9 years ago

R3 is drawing alot of attention, at least imo, because insomniac is making it more like the first game.

R1 was fantastic.

R2 just had that same old shooter feel to it… great game… it just felt a bit lacking compared to the first

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
9 years ago

Happy late B-day

Mw vs BF is a non issue. I will probably rent COD and buy BF,but thats just how I roll.

Mirror Edge 2 would be nice but I am not holding my breath.

PGU- Playing Dragon Age-Origins Ultimate Edition. Now I know why I havent touched DA2 for a month now. DA-O is just better on all accounts. Looking forward to Rage and R3.

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
9 years ago

C'mon Ben, spill the beans mate, how old r ya gona be this week??? and what do ya reckon Arnold and the lad's will get u??

I'm Actually looking forward to Playing both MW3 and BF3 to compare the two. I don't reckon I will play them online though because im just not of a fan on online playing, I'm a solo bloke, Plus hearing all the spooks dribble crap and trash talk does my head in.

PGU – I picked up copies of both dead space 1 & 2 earlier in the week and I just finished dead space 1, and man did it scare 8 shades of crap through me!! Surround sound in the dark nearly tipped me over the EDGE!! Good story and atmosphere LOVED IT!

Started playing dead space 2 last night. My early impressions so far are good but i dunno……….it does not have that freaky X factor as the previous….now I feel the urge to return……….CATHCYA!!!

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
9 years ago

I beat Dead Space and havent touched it since. I just can't do it lol. I start playing the first level and i'm already pissing my pants. Dead Space 2 was scary, but not anywhere near that of the original. I was dissapointed and happy at the same time. Happy that I could play it without crying, but sad that I didn't have to go change pants every few minutes.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Happy Birthday.

onyotix
onyotix
9 years ago

happy birthday! enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Happy B-Day!!!!!!!!!! =D

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

"HB" to you too, ffrulez!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A good one to you brohemian.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Way to go ffrulez… happy birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great time with friends and family… and get spoilt rotten with many games many games…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Happy birthday for later Ben. I can understand your reluctance to think about it. People just don't want to get old…

Honestly, I'm a bit worn out the constant fanboy wars. I know that we all have our sides and preferences, but it's getting boring. Can't people just be interested in what interests them without attacking those with differing viewpoints? That being said, there really hasn't been any direct competition like EA is lining up against MW3. Even though DICE and IW have both gone on record as saying they're not trying to compete with, or outdo, the other due to their differing styles, EA is still trying to push it, and I'm tired of it. Let the comparisons come when both are released, please.

Mirror's Edge was like Assassin's Creed for me. An excellent platform, but uninspiring on its own. That's the main reason that I'm hanging out for a sequel. I know that it will be better.

PU:
Haven't been playing much this past week, I've just been feeling a bit down, and now I've caught a cold, which isn't helping any.
That being said, I'm working on R&C:Q4B and only just posted up my review for ToD whenever it gets approved.
I finished reading Sense and Sensibility on Tuesday and am now just under halfway through Dracula.
And still grinding on the moon in FFIV.
Hopefully I'll be back up to my regular participation levels this week, but I'm not sure of that much.
Peace.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Dracula is good, but nothing trumps Frankenstein in my mind.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is an amazing book.

I'm actually reading a collection of Hans Christian Andersen short stories. His fairytales for children are legendary for a reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

But with the Disney versions you get a singing crab and happy talking sea creatures =p

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Happy B-day big D =)

I look forward to playing MW3, and I'm willing to give BF3 a try. I haven't played through a BF game before, so maybe BF3 can be my first.

I'm all about Deus Ex. It's looking pretty hot.

PGU: Just been doing more Fallout 3. Also took some time to do From Dust, and also a bit of Madden.

Nickjcal
Nickjcal
9 years ago

You've never played BF? Wow. Go get Bad Company one and two right now Mr. lol

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I've played parts of them. I just never played through a BF: BC game, just demos. When BF originally hit the scene I played a bit of it. But as a larger scale online military shooter it didn't really appeal to me a whole lot. Then they made like BF: 2049, or something. It seemed sort of lame to me. I didn't go there either other than to try a PC demo. Now BF: BC did seem pretty cool. I've always meant to get around to those ones. Other than thinking the name is lame, it looks to be doing some neat stuff. I dunno, maybe someday. I'm just so back logged with so many games I'm really wanting to sort of narrow my scope for a ways yet. So many games and so little time these days.

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
9 years ago

Metal Gear Solid vs Final Fantasy wasn't as much of a battle because most true fans of those series were intellectual enough to see that they were both great games in there own respect.

PGU: I finally finished Dragon Age: Origins. I can't believe it took me this long, but the goal was to say I beat it and I did. Thank god I found that unlimited source of elfroot or I would have never had enough health poultices.

I ordered Crysis 2 to tied me by untill Deus Ex hits. And sure enough I shipped it to the wrong address. fml. The wait of a few extra days is killing me!
In the mean time I thought I would play through U2 just for the hell of it and I been giving the MAG demo a try.

Why oh why did I have it shipped to Maine and not NY? ๐Ÿ™

And happy birthday Ben! The # is just a technicality. I'm on my to a quarter century but we all you can have fun at any age.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

happy b day @ ben. ffrulez & world! mines next saturday!


Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 7/30/2011 10:39:20 PM

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Happy Birthday Ben. Hope you have a good day of relaxation on Tuesday. And, I couldn't agree more with you on Mirror's Edge. I loved it and want more of it.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

You don't actually think I'm taking Tuesday off, do you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I take only two days off every year: Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 7/30/2011 11:22:45 PM

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Wow, you deserve a vacation. Well, I at least hope that you get some tasty cake or ice cream on Tuesday.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Happy B-day Benjamin. =)

The more I see and hear about Deus Ex Human Revolution the more excited I get. Lookin really good. Stealth all the way!

PGU: Finished Dead Space earlier in the week and I think it's a really great game. The last few moments are terrific and remind me a lot of my favorite horror movies like The Descent. I was totally scared for the rest of the night. ๐Ÿ˜›

I recently started the PS1 RPG Wild Arms and am about 5 hrs in. I like it quite a bit. It has some cool adventure elements like solving puzzles that require you to place bombs in front destructable objects to reveal passageways. Also like the wild west theme.

I just started my short vacation so hopefully I'll be able to play through a ton of stuff now that I have some time. =<.<=


Last edited by Claire C on 7/30/2011 11:36:21 PM

Codeez
Codeez
9 years ago

I love The Descent! It was a treat getting to see some of the women turn into these eyeless lizard-people killing machines. Putting yourself in their situation is pretty traumatizing as well.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Yah! I don't think I would have been able to handle it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

With no money to buy anything lately, I've been trying to chip away at my huge backlog of games. Finished Black Ops & MOH last week & just started on Avatar this week.

So far, I'm liking it and I've gotten all the way to the part where as a Na'vi right of passage, I have to conquer flying one of their Banshee's, & I got stuck on it. And of course, just like piloting the 2-Helicopter chase scene in GTA4, I suck at flying either one.

But if I get the chance tonight, I'll go back to Avi' & try, try, try, again.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 7/30/2011 11:47:38 PM

Fox hounder
Fox hounder
9 years ago

@BikerSaint. I picked up MOH last weekend, i capped off the single player trophies pretty quick and now i'm chipping away at the multiplayer ones. I'm tired of getting shot as soon as i respawn, its so frustrating, i can't wait till i'm finished with it.

gray_eagle
gray_eagle
9 years ago

happy B-day ben and to others celebrating their b-days and a belated happy b-day to you world.

pgu: just playing Fallout NV, i only got a few trophies left before i get the plantium.
its so hard not to get side tracked though, it does'nt seem to matter how many
times you've played the game, theres still alot to see and do.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Thanks Homeslice, so how many times do you think you've heard "Johnny Guitar"? hah

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I ordered Ben a hooker, but they forgot to put holes in the box. Sorry Ben.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Damnit. And I'm not into necrophelia, either.

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

I thought you were supposed to poke holes in the hooker so they could breathe, but that didn't work out to well either.

Fox hounder
Fox hounder
9 years ago

Happy birthday Ben, World, and ffrulez.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

The older you get, well..the older you get. ๐Ÿ™‚


Last edited by Bugzbunny109 on 7/31/2011 2:40:26 AM

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

happy birthday ben! i'm with you on getting older, birthdays kinda lost their appeal to me after my 21st.

modern warfare 3 vs battlefield 3, battlefield is the clear winner for me and i'll be playing it day 1.

i wasnt really sold on mirrors edge, i tried it but wasnt into it. borrowed it from gamestop and i got bored playing. i'll give it credit because it did something new. i guess it just wasnt my type of game. i would give the sequel a try when i got a gaming drought.

PGU: I FINALLY GOT MASS EFFECT 2 TO PLAY! i had to put the game into 480p to make the game work without any problems. I saw someone on the bioware forums having problems with dragon age 2 on pc. i tried what he did and sure enough no freezing, no infinite loading screens, and no corrupt save data. now i'm moving forward with mass effect 2 and jack is pissed at me because i took miranda's side of the arguement. i had to because shepard is trying to nail her. i wanted kelly but i guess i messed up somewhere. i want to get mass effect 3 but not enough to want it on day one, or year 1, or even new. i have no faith in bioware at all now.

I have resonance of fate in my backlog and i bought james blood bloodstone from gamestop for $10 dollars new. i dont know when i'll get to them because i'm still working on mass effect 2. I'm also planning to "borrow" captain america, catherine, portal, and shattered dimensions some time after mass effect 2.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

"jack is pissed at me because i took miranda's side of the arguement. i had to because shepard is trying to nail her. i wanted kelly but i guess i messed up somewhere" -> LOL!
Someone not knowing ME must think we are talking about a soap opera or something. ๐Ÿ˜€


Last edited by Beamboom on 7/31/2011 3:58:45 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

PGU: Playing Killzone 3 and enjoying it, but that's no thanks to Move. So calling all Move users out there, please help: Is it me or is it Move?
I explain in this thread:
http://www.psxextremeforums.com/playstation-3/13036-you-moving-yet.html

GuardianMode
GuardianMode
9 years ago

I dont think you can get Kelly. I thought it was a pure friendship thing. Hoping Kelly makes it into ME3,but she works for Cerby so probably not. ; ;