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Entered on: August 7, 2004 2:32 PM by Jackzilla
IGN gave it a solid 9.3 rating. Anyone got it yet? Sounds like another system-link winner! Fatty -- We'll be ready to play when you get into town!  
Plus, BURNOUT 3 is only a month away! Hee hee!  

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From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 7, 2004 2:36 PM
8.5 rating from Gamespot. It sounds like its essentially the same game (which was sweet) but with all new missions and maps. Plus there's split-screen along with system-link play. GIDDY-UP!
From: Ross Entered on: August 10, 2004 10:44 AM
Have you gotten it yet, Jack? I haven't seen it out there.  

From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 10, 2004 12:48 PM
Yep, I got it and played it with my brother a couple days ago. It feels very much like the same game -- just new maps (which is cool). We played terrorist hunt missions in split-screen co-op which is a cool addition.
From: Ross Entered on: August 10, 2004 1:30 PM
Are they charging full price for a game with the same engine and only new maps???
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 10, 2004 2:17 PM
I think I saw it advertised for $35. They did the same thing with the Ghost Recon expansion: Sold it at a discounted price. Not too bad, especially if you never had it before.  
I still think most new games should retail for under $20-30. Halo is worth $50, but not much else is. I mean really, should Monopoly Party retail for the same as Halo 2 on release day? Nothing against it -- it's a fun little game -- but Monopoly Party could be programmed by one guy in a couple months, whereas something like Halo takes a small army of folks a couple years to do.  
Of course, I realize pricing has less to do with actual costs and more to do with "perceived value" and getting as much as you can for your 'wares.  
Sure is quiet around here lately. What, does someone have to insult [Alba, Tyson, Prince, Sin City] to get action around here?  

From: Ross Entered on: August 10, 2004 2:38 PM
Marv can beat up Tyson,  
Nancy is hotter than Alba(?),  
Prince is weirder than That Yellow Bastard.  
Good enough? :)  
As for game pricing, if we priced them according to actual costs, like you said, we'd have communism. Instead, they're priced based on what the market will bear. Hence a game like Monopoly Party ends up getting discounted quickly if it doesn't sell well, a game like Splinter Cell gets discounted but much later after it makes reams of cash at $50, and a game like Brute Force might never get discounted cuz it could make "okay" sales at 50 but they can't justify dropping it.
From: Swerb Entered on: August 11, 2004 1:14 AM
Dudes, The Swerb has been quiet because he's up to his eyeballs in paint and floor tile for the new house, and I move on Saturday. In other words, don't have time for Jackassery. Hence, my conciseness.  
By the way, I'm thinking of switching from Comcast to SBC/Yahoo DSL. I know it's slower, but it's half the price (I'm paying $61/month right now, and it appears that I could pay roughly the same price for both local phone service and DSL). Any feedback/horror stories?  
Also, a creature constructed of Alba from the waist down and Lohan from the waist up could be the ultimate female - perhaps rivaling Tyson, who went down like a bitch a couple weeks ago.  
Howzat for stirring the pot?
From: Ross Entered on: August 11, 2004 6:45 AM
Hey, how's the ticket procurement for PJ going?
From: The Bone Entered on: August 13, 2004 4:00 PM
I'm back from Washington - which explains my absence. However, my pesence here will be brief as I am going on an adventure to Alaska tomorrow.  
I would like to retort to the above affronts on Tyson however, they were too weak to warrant a rebuttal. If you want to goad me into an online battle, you have to sound more sincere than that.

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