Archive for February, 2005

Gran Turismo 4: First Impressions

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Good news everybody: GT4 does NOT suck. Admittedly, I’ve only gotten to spend a few hours with it so far, and obviously I’m not quite ready to review this huge title.  Even so, I think I can safely say that, at the very least, the game is good.  Just how good, I’m not quite ready to say, but it’s definitely better than horrible.  The graphics are gorgeous, the fantastic gameplay from the first is intact, and it looks as if the way you progress through the game is a little bit better.  Plus, it let me transfer over 2 licenses and $100,000 from my old GT3 data.  Nice.

GT4 Feature?

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Hey gang, I just wanted to drop in quickly to announce that I will be writing a feature which should provide some in-depth coverage of the upcoming Gran Turismo 4 (assuming it’s ever actually released).  It’s basically going to be reviews of some of the various cars in the game, because there’s nothing worse than playing for hours to earn the money to buy that sweet ride, and then finding out that it handles like it has square wheels.  Unlike similar guides you may find online, which are generally written by experts, I am merely good at the GT games, which means you won’t have to worry about me recommending cars that can only be driven competently by professionals.  I will try to update weekly with 5-10 cars every week.  If you’re interested in what looks to be the hottest racing game of the year, you won’t want to miss this!*

Thoughts on the PSP

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I really didn’t think I’d have much to say when the details of the PSP launch were revealed, but now that I see what Sony is planning on doing I’m quite dumbfounded. They’re either extremely confident that the system will sell despite the DS’s sales already exceeding even the most optimistic expectations, or they (like Nintendo) don’t think the two systems are competing with each other.

The Jaded Gamer

¡No Es Bueno!

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It appears that my proclamation of success regarding partial-forum-recovery was a tad premature.  After some use, it has become quite apparent that the old database was way too flaky and was causing a ton of issues on the forums.  The only option was to wipe the entire database clean and unfortunately, start over from scratch.

So, although it pains me to say it, everyone will have to re-register for the forums.  I apologize immensely for this situation, but there was just no way the old database could have been saved.

The Jaded Gamer

The Library Hath Burned

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While the server move proved to be quite successful overall, it wasn’t without its problems.  Although it certainly wasn’t for lack of trying, we weren’t able to get the forums fully restored.  It’s not as disastrous as it may sound, however, as we were able to restore all of the information for the registered accounts.  The “Name the Game” thread was also salvaged, so those of you who were playing still have your points.

We apologize for the loss of the old posts, but it was just one of those things that couldn’t be helped.  Nonetheless, the forums are active and ready for use, so help yourself.

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