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Weekend Quencher 08/21/10 – Gamescom Edition

by Ernice Gilbert on August 21st, 2010, under Other Stuff

What a momentous week it was! Gamescom only recently came to a close and already next year’s event is dated for August 17th through August 21st, 2011. This year’s show was great, though.

But who won? To me, it was Sony, hands down. Microsoft’s presser was poor.

This weekend, I’ll be playing LittleBigPlanet all over again with my wife; the woman just loves that game! At least it preps me for the sequel which is obviously a must buy. She’ll divorce me if I don’t!

On Saturday morning, I’ll be attending a seminar, the topic being: How to keep the family together. Should really be something. And later, I’ll definitely be trying my hands, yet again, at Resistance: Fall of Man. I’m even thinking about doing a retro review of the game but I haven’t made up my mind as of yet.

What about you? Who do you think won Gamescom, and what was the biggest reveal? For me, that Mass Effect 2 announcement killed even the Resistance 3 unveiling.

Also, what are you up to? let it be known, GT!


  1. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 7:58 am

    Yeah, Sony won! No question about that. Mass Effect 2 PS3 was huge, Resistance 3 was huge, GT5 was Huge (best of show), etc etc.

    As for this weekend, I have some Matlab GUI code to finish up for a course I’m taking at WSU.
    Gaming wise there are some demos I
    downloaded that I need to play and I might get a PSN title (still debating).

  2. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 9:37 am

    What PSN title are you thinking of? Are you into RPGs? How about Final Fantasy 7 or even 8? And you’re taking a GUI course at WSU, that’s awesome. What field are you looking to go into?

  3. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:18 am

    I’m a Mechanical Engineering major at WSU: graduate this November The GUI is just a project for one of my classes. The quarter ended yesterday for most people but this course is done whenever I complete the aforementioned project (it’s like independent study-I check in with the prof and show
    progress, etc.).

    As for that PSN game…..don’t really like RPGs …maybe I’ll get Joe Danger. I have the demo downloaded but haven’t tried it out yet. It all depends on whether I like it though.

  4. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:23 am

    Understood. Keep up the great work in school, bro. I wish you much success blessings with all your endeavors.

    Joe Danger? Tell me what it’s like when you’ve checked out the demo.

  5. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:26 am

    Thanks and yeah, I’ll let you know.

  6. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:33 am

    I wish I was graduating in November. I still have 3 more semesters before I am done.

  7. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:35 am

    I am excited about the new Ratchet and Clank game. I love the Ratchet universe and the fact it is co-op is really amazing. I just don’t understand why Dr. Nefairous is working with the good guys.

  8. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:37 am

    Dr. Nefairous working with the good guys might be a ploy; I’m almost sure.

    Also, before you blink, you’ll be done, man. Keep working hard and much success and blessings to you also.

  9. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:44 am

    I am also getting my Masters after I graduate. So, I will be heading right back to school, but it will be work it in the end.

  10. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:45 am

    I meant it will be worth it in the end, not work it. lol. I really do not look at what I write. lol.

  11. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:47 am

    Wow, nice going man! What are you studying? Again, much success; and forget about the typo, we all make ‘em : )

  12. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:52 am

    I am an English major and I rarely make typos on papers, but when I write comments on things I will make typos galore.

  13. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 11:57 am

    Oh nice! English was mines, too. Loved the subject to the core. Although I must admit I’ve made some typos myself – still make them. But whatever, it’s nothing. Keep it going, man. Keep it going until you attain the success you want!

  14. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:05 pm

    RedBullGT33, you’ll be done before you know it. Time goes by really fast when you’re in school.

  15. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Exactly. Really, really fast.

  16. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:10 pm

    True but it will be a tough few semesters. I just started this past week and I already have 4 papers due, luckily I love writing.
    Has anyone played Mass Effect 2 on xbox? I played the first, but not the second game. Is it as amazing as everyone says?

  17. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Man, that game is one of the best ever forged. No joke.

    See here:

  18. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:25 pm

    RPGs aren’t really my thing but when you put it like that, backed up by all the other critical acclaim, I think I’ll have to give it a go when it comes to PS3 in January.

  19. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:28 pm

    RedBullGT33, is that Ninja Gaiden?

  20. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:32 pm

    @ ExclusivesMostly: Do yourself a favor, bro. You’ll really enjoy it. Story, gameplay, narration – almost everything in the game is beautifully put.

    Decisions are important, too. So make wise choices.

  21. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Ok I will.

  22. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Yeah, it is Ninja Gaiden. Also, do you like 3rd person shooters, if so it is a good game to play. I only played the first one, and I am not a big RPG person, but i loved it.

  23. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:38 pm

    RedBullGT33 said in another post that his avatar’s indeed Ninja Gaiden 2.

    Sharp eyes there.

  24. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:51 pm

    @RedBullGT33: Oh ok. Cool
    @Ernice: sharp eyes indeed, lol.

  25. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I never would have made it out! I need to pay attention when to the games I play lol. Nice avatar, though.

  26. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Oh and yes I do like third person shooters: My favorite game in the aforementioned genre is Uncharted 2.

  27. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Yeah Ernice, lol

  28. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I am absolutely in love with Uncharted 2. lol. I have put 5 days worth of playtime in the multiplayer and I still play it every night.
    Does anyone play MAG?

  29. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune wasn’t too bad either. In fact, I think I’ll be giving the game another run. Uncharted 2, though, best game yet. Imagine what Uncharted 3 will be like.

    Just thinking about it gets me excited.

  30. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 1:03 pm

    MAG’s good. Online only, though. They should have had a single player campaign but I guess that’s where SOCOM 4 comes in?

    But MAG’s a really good game. Just doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

  31. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I have MAG and love it, and I was just wondering if anyone else played it. They are going to start a new beta for it next week to test some new ideas. Here is a link to the story.

  32. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Checking it out now…

  33. Sat, 21st Aug 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Yeah Ucharted 2 is…….enchanting. That game is amazing in so many ways. As for MAG, I tried the initial Beta but never really got the game. Cool idea though. I just never got into like that.

  34. Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 at 3:42 am

    sony hands down, as usual M$ failed to bring the show.
    and i thought there E3 demonstration was pathetic!
    im selling my 360 tomorrow, im just sick of seeing it sitting there gathering dust and burning a hole in my wallet!
    might as well get rid of it and put the credit towards some games.

  35. Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 at 9:23 am

    Man 2011 is not looking so good for the 360. I mean Sony announced so many exclusives and they’re gonna reveal a couple more at TGS.

  36. Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 at 9:29 am

    yeah besides gears 3 theres not one 360 exclusive i want.
    o, and project kingdoms the game being made by crytek but thats not going to be out for a long, long, long time!
    on a side note i started making my game today, im going for a top down platformer kinda like bionic commando rearmed.
    hopefully ill have it done by next weekend, my teacher said he will give me extra credit if i get it completed.
    its actually allot harder than i was expecting, not even half a level completed and ive got so many errors to fix!
    god, who thought programming could be so time consuming?
    amazes me even more how insomniac do what they do in the matter of a year or so!
    dunno how they do it, but they must go through a thousand red bull cans a day!

  37. Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 at 12:20 pm

    @ Nick
    I agree about the 360, I am only keeping it to play Gears of War 3. I have a true obsession with a series. Good luck on your game, I love top down platformers. Platformers and third person action adventure games are my favorite.

  38. Sun, 22nd Aug 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Nick, do we get to test out that game? It’d be awesome.

  39. Mon, 23rd Aug 2010 at 7:16 am

    Yeah good luck on your game nick. And yes it would be great to see the final build.

  40. Mon, 23rd Aug 2010 at 7:37 am

    looking forward to it : )

  41. Mon, 23rd Aug 2010 at 9:02 am

    lol, thanks guys.
    ill see how it goes, ive got 2 assignments i got today so i might have to put the game on hold.
    especially since my games design teacher is a little miffed at me because last time i kinda copied some environments.
    need to make sure i get it right this time, otherwise he will have my head!

  42. Mon, 23rd Aug 2010 at 10:16 am

    good luck

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