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In Other News – November 23, 2010

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The mood in the office today is really down, thanks to the Exclus1ves game sale that went on today.

Basically, anyone who registered within the +/- 2 hour time frame could get games like Fable III, Super Scribblenauts, Dead Rising 2 and Medal of Honor for only R50 each. Problem was that the email validation system that the site uses was giving us errors over and over again. As you can probably guess, once the validation finally went through, all of the games were back up to normal price again. So emo right now. It will be happening again in future though and we will try and get a post up ASAP so that you can all get in on the deals.

On a side note, you have Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit to thank for the header image. I was showing the game to my brother this afternoon and it made me think of The Fast and the Furious, which made me think of Jordana Brewster and I happen to be the guy putting the ION together today.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were putting on black eyeliner and ordering razor blades online, although Jordana did make us feel a lot better.

News:

EA badmouthing “sterile” GT5 again
Gran Turismo 5: 1.01 patch available
GT5 collector’s edition unboxed
Gran Turismo 5 AI ‘has a long way to go’
Black Ops Code found and cracked  
50% off all PopCap games

Stuff:

Delectable 8-Bit Meat Diagrams of video game characters
Why games need to be shorter
10 games to get pumped for in 2011
Why games won’t get you the girl… yet  

Videos:

Some more GT5 weather
Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Gameplay
Gran Turismo 5 kart racing gameplay

Last Updated: November 23, 2010

44 Comments

  1. For that sale, I didn’t wait for my verification to come through. I ordered the stock, then created an account, then paid, and I only got my verification a couple hours later, but got me email confirmation and everything sorted.

    I ordered many copies of Fable 3 πŸ˜€

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  2. Grant Hinds

    November 23, 2010 at 16:42

    Eina, these headers, eina…

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  3. C Le Grange

    November 24, 2010 at 08:27

    ditto, I went ahead with the order, even though i didn’t validate my email.

    anyway, my MOH and Fable 3 are on its way.

    and the header girl:
    like the sentences you souties learned in basic Afrikaans class, “Die skone jong dame, die maak my oral jags.”

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  4. C Le Grange

    November 24, 2010 at 08:30

    …I cant stop looking at her..sheesh…I hope I meet a girl this Dec that just slightly resembles her.Even if its just the ass or the face….or both…

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  5. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 09:16

    damnit i missed it by 5 mins :angry: :angry:
    all i wanted was 1 copy of MOH of ps3 damnit no 1 got an extra copy laying around perhaps?? :silly:

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  6. Geoffrey Tim

    November 24, 2010 at 09:49

    Don’t feel bad then. the MOH they were selling was the PC version. PS3 games available were Dead Rising 2 and Bakugan Battle Brawlers 2.

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  7. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 10:20

    thanks Geof i feel better now well all of 5seconds
    bloody kalahari got my delivery address of GT5 all wrong aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh
    i wanna kill someone !!!

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  8. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 24, 2010 at 10:29

    I managed to get Dead Rising 2, and only did the email verification after I had ordered and paid for the game. Once the account was created, I wanted to get Fable 3 as well, but by then it was too late. The sale was over. πŸ™

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  9. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 11:42

    FYI, Forza 3 is killing GT5 on the Metascore GT5=86 vs F3=92 I haven’t checked gamerankings yet…OUCH.Gavin please do a review round up for us!

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  10. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 12:06

    FYI who cares its still the ultimate car game forza doesn’t have nearly half of what gt5 has hehehehe :tongue:

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  11. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 12:11

    Hahah, Experts do… That is an opinion that is soon to be held only my GT5 and PS3 fanboys!

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  12. Syth

    November 24, 2010 at 12:24

    Lol, experts….

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  13. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 12:31

    What should I say critics, they get paid to do it hence they profffesionals…

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  14. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 12:35

    xbots still want gt5 to come to xbox so whats your point
    hahahahhahaa :silly: :silly:
    forza / gt5 who cares we finally got it now lets njoy it. :wub: :wub:

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  15. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 12:51

    The Denial Brigade is on full alert, how can you say GT5 is better when the scores say otherwise? watch how the sales become more important now, where quality was number 1 before

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  16. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 13:17

    Thank you Ndibu, because at this rate GT5 won’t beat Forza3 in Metascores, but the GT5 fanatics will never accept it they just change the measuring stick!

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  17. Fred

    November 24, 2010 at 13:28

    Polyphony Digital clearly spent too much time polishing their cars .

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  18. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 13:29

    hehehehehe i would tend to agree :biggrin:

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  19. darthdad

    November 24, 2010 at 13:30

    Lots of Forza fanboys going blind reading the GT5 reviews. :silly:

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  20. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 24, 2010 at 13:35

    Posting a reply to an Aussious post, it’s super-effective :biggrin:

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  21. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 24, 2010 at 13:41

    Lol!

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  22. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 24, 2010 at 13:41

    So who has a copy of GT5 yet?

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  23. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 13:44

    Lots of gt fanboys too scared to comment now.
    I can’t wait until they start singing teh salez even after calling Halo players sheep for buying Reach just cause it is a Halo game(91metacritic by the way)
    I do love it when humble pie goes around, we saw it in the Kinect articles and now it is being served thick with Gran Turismo 5(out of 10)

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  24. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 13:49

    hahahahah u a funny dude
    will see when i get home then i’ll comment just had my copy delivered but will only get a chance for it to ROCK my world lata this evening

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  25. Syth

    November 24, 2010 at 13:53

    Not too scared at all. Just tired of your childish fanboy trolling. All the reviews so far (except the scandanavian one which I don’t understand :blink: ) states that the physics and driving experience is the best of any driving game.

    While you keep on trolling here I’ll be playing my GT5 tonight πŸ˜‰

    Please Ndibu, take a screenie of your comments and then in a few years when your out of school, take a look at them see how idiotic you were.

    I prefer to play games over platforms anyday πŸ™‚

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  26. Nails

    November 24, 2010 at 13:57

    lol Ndudidudud is just upset that xbox 360 is failing badly at retail. Don’t worry mate, even if there are only 3 xbots left, you’ll still be representing. πŸ˜›

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  27. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 14:02

    Well thats not saying much, but my friend just got his copy I’m taking my Xbox over later today we gonna have a GT5 vs. Forza 3 fest…

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  28. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 14:06

    sweeeet man hope y’all have fun i’m so jealous :biggrin:

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  29. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 14:10

    Lol failing in retail? So we are already talking about teh salez? That was quick, lol you Disciples of the Church of Sony (DiCS) don’t waste time derailing a conversation when it is veering to an area you don’t like huh?
    And that thing with my name, lol and I thought I was immature.
    Hey Syth, enjoy your game, I truly mean that. I’ll enjoy not hearing how gt5 is the be all and end all of all gaming this generation, the last couple of YEARS have been insufferable. Oh and 92>86

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  30. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 14:21

    forza smorZa how can that game compete with the useless MS steering wheel compared to a G27

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  31. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 14:21

    http://i.imgur.com/ojGSr.jpg just for good measure. You’re welcome

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  32. Syth

    November 24, 2010 at 14:22

    Thanks :tongue:

    Remember Ndibu, the goal of this industry is money, not metacritic scores πŸ™‚ Its not a cop-out, its a fact.

    Do you think anybody else likes listening to you going on like a broken recod player about how bad GT is and how good Forza is? Hypocrite :ninja:

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  33. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 14:22

    setup just completed my rig so i’m so gonna be racing in style tonight damn i need to get a helmet and race gear
    u know helps with the feel of the game hahahah :silly:

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  34. Syth

    November 24, 2010 at 14:24

    Another thought :angel:

    If I had more time and money, I’d love to play Forza 3. If I can only choose 1 (which I did) it would be the GT series because of my deep love for cars in general.

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  35. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 14:27

    There is another as they say in the Star Wars universe Hot pursuit, To me its the ultimate dream racer. I mean Criterion and Need for Speed a combination beauty on so many levels! Simulators are a meh to me Im more of a Burnout and Most wanted fella. I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on a copy…:wub: :heart: ::biggrin:

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  36. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 14:30

    well then for non enthusiast how dare you comment on a sim. :silly: :silly: (just kidding)
    a sim is for the petrol head at heart who thinks with the heart and not the mind
    as that is the essence of cars

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  37. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 14:43

    Top 5 racing games: 1.Burnout Revenge 2.NFS:Most Wanted 3.Midnight Club 3 4. Need for Speed Underground 5.Test Drive Unlimited.

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  38. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 14:46

    Eurogamer – 9/10
    Joystiq Γ’β‚¬β€œ 4/5
    Destructoid Γ’β‚¬β€œ 10/10
    the reviews so far so………. :whistle:

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  39. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 14:49

    Lol lol lol…so it begins. What do the sales matter to you? You aren’t getting a cut and we both know gt5 and Forza 3 will both get sequels so you can’t use the support = more sequels arguement.
    It is a huge cop out. I don’t want to speak for him but i think that Aussious likes my broken record. Lol.
    Why so serious? Cover up man, I can see your butt(hurt)

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  40. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 14:56

    Deep love…shallow taste

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  41. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 15:01

    I think GT is overrated because of its leanage, the opposite is true for Forza but, Forza 3 is a bigger step forward than GT5.

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  42. Ndibu

    November 24, 2010 at 15:07

    Here’s another Star Wars saying…the Forza is strong in this one…lol look at this guy selectively picking the higher scores only. Where did the 8.6 average come from then? What about the 3 8.5’s from IGN? Lol

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  43. al360

    November 24, 2010 at 15:13

    :biggrin: :biggrin: hey don’t sue me for trying lol :biggrin:

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  44. Aussious

    November 24, 2010 at 15:14

    LOL good one Ndibu πŸ˜†

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