Talk Amongst Yourselves

This is where Kotaku readers go to talk about the stuff we’re not already posting about. Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum.

You can talk about games. Or movies. Or politics. Music. Food. Science. Sport. Insert your own miscellaneous off-topic discussion here. Just keep it clean.

I’ll be promoting this post each morning until Sunday to let the conversation continue all week. Makes more sense than starting a new comments thread every day.

Talk amongst yourselves below…


    Toy Story 2 & Abe's Exoddus on the PSone classics. Will I get either of them? Possibly the first one, but $11 for it is a bit steep.

      Will you get either of them? I don't know. Was that meant to be a rhetorical question? ;)

      Seriously though, do yourself a favour and get Abe. Or you can get Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus on Steam for US$9.99 for both.

      Also I hear a rumour that they're gonna release both Abe games as well as Munch's Oddysee and Stranger's Wrath in a pack on steam sometime this year.

      I wish they'd make another Abe/Oddworld game, but I heard that the development studio shut down.

        I have Abe's Oddysee, but it's too bloody frustrating for me to keep playing it. You either die easily, or you get stuck, and those are the two things I don't want in a videogame.

          Fair enough. Surely there's something better on the PSN than Toy Story 2 though.

            Yes, there is. It's called, "Spyro: Year of The Dragon". Pity they won't release it on the aussie playstation store.

              Ah, there's an easy fix for that.

              Set up a US account (make sure it has a real world address, not a made up one), use an address in Alaska as they don't have sales tax, go to Westpac and get a gift card (essentially a pre-paid Mastercard, use that as your payment method and your done and dusted. And you'll be able to play it on any profile on your console.

              I used that method (when I still had my PS3) to download about 180 tracks for Rock Band off the US store way before the game was even released here.

                Mate, that's awesome... but I can't be stuffed. :|

    Earlier I mentioned I picked up the uplay enabled Splinter Cell Conviction from the Steam weekend sale well after a couple days I have given up on the game and have put an order in for the 360 version.

    It is a shame as the PC version is a joy to look at and I wasn't having any issues with controls.

    Single player works well enough when you're not losing connection with uplay. My internet connection is bulletproof but with uplay not so much. You can go a couple hours with no issues and then have the uplay drop out on you every 30 seconds until you give up for the night. It's maddening.

    Also the game is buggy. I can't even access multiplayer let alone play it due to a bugs others have mentioned on support forums elsewhere which have no current solution.

    This purchase turned into what it was always going to be for me: an experiment into the service to remove any doubt that the service doesn't work.

    Just thought I'd let everyone know that game pack 005 for Game Room has been released. There's only 5 games this week, but it says there's 15 in the pack. So they must be releasing 10 games next week.

    The games are
    Frog Bog-Intellivision
    Missile Command-Arcade
    Mr. Goemon-Arcade
    Skiing-Atari 2600 and
    Video Pinball-Atari 2600

    If I may ask, what monkey island game is the screenshot from?

      As far as I know it's The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Which Is available on XBox Live, PSN and PC.

    Just thought I'd let you guys know, They've got a replacement for Megan Fox on Transformers 3. Her name is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley..... nope can't say I've heard of her either. Apparently she's an english model. I hope she can act.

    The news on the Yahoo home page is saying Megan Fox was dropped from the movie because she's too skinny. Just goes to show you can't believe everything you see and hear.

    Also if anyone cares, Rue McClanahan (Blanche on The Golden Girls) has died. What's with all the celebrities dying lately.

      She's a victoria secret model... with no acting experience.

      Also, Megan was asked by Michael Bay to put on some weight... like she had for the other two.
      She apparently made a suggestion about what he could do with himself, coupled with her comments about him and the crew after the last film was released, and the crews complaints about how long they have to work to hide all her tats... I'm not surprised they fired her.

      R.I.P. Rue McClanahan. Sigh. Only one Golden Girl left --- I'm only 27 but grew up watching the show on Fridays when I visited my Nan's house as a child.

      Meh - not as if anyone is really going to care or notice.. i mean is anyone even going to see the 3rd installment?

      Michael Bay has done nothing but bad with this franchise... i haven't even worked up the courage to watch the second one yet...

      Just let me have my war for cybertron and i'll crawl back into my hole...

        Yeah, that's what happens when they pick a director that has never seen a Transformers cartoon in his life until right before he started on the movie.

          The same director who made music videos for such great hits as "I touch myself" and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)".

    Apparently Rockstar are going to be releasing a title update for Red Dead Redemption by the end of next week.

    Here's the official statement from Rockstar.

    "We are aware that there are still some of you out there experiencing issues with Red Dead Redemption, including multiplayer connectivity and getting the Mo Van Barr bounty. We are currently testing a Red Dead Redemption title update for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that aims to fix these and other items. Due to the unpredictable nature of the testing and console manufacturer submission process, we cannot pin down a very specific date and time, but we do expect this to be released for download for both systems by the end of next week. We can assure you we are working with our partners at Microsoft and Sony to make this title update available literally as soon as possible".

    "Once again, we thank everyone for their continued patience and understanding. As a token of our appreciation for your patience and in gratitude to all the Red Dead fans out there, we are also planning on releasing the Expert Hunter and Savvy Merchant outfits and related challenges later this summer for free. Please stay tuned for more details on that - as well as on the Outlaws to the End Co-Op Missions DLC Pack coming for free later this month".

    What a day...

    I got up this morning and received a call shortly after saying my dad was in hospital and had a minor heart attack.. i then spent the remainder of my day at the hospital waiting for the docs to actually do something.. i am absolutely wrecked and have a massive headache...

    ... on the plus side, Dick Smith was still open on the way home and i picked up[ a copy of Mirrors Edge for $10 on 360.

    Now to pass out..

      I got Transformers on the PS3 for $10 from the same sale. Too bad the only cheap thing they had on the DS was a Hannah Montana game.

      Sorry to hear about the health concern

    I know how you feel, my dad had an operation about a month ago, and the next day had a mild heart attack, and he's still got two more operations to go this year.

    welcome! i r back from teh shanghai! w00t! and just to keep you updated, computer gear is still hugely overpriced in china, and the r4 is going strong! anyone feeling left out of expo mania, fear not, if you went to expo 88 in brisbane, nothing much has changed, except it's now 100x bigger and queues a shit load longer! up to 4.5 hours just to get in to some pavillions!! zOMG!!

    Here is my little first hour review of the game Dragon Quest 5: The hand of the heavenly bride

    it’s a great old school turn based RPG. The graphics are a weird synthesis between 2d sprites and 3d environments. (Think Breath of Fire 4) The art style really reminds me of Illusion of Time back on the SNES. It wouldn’t surprise me if some of those people worked on this game as well.

    I think the fact that the graphics have been scaled back from the last Dragon Quest game I played on DS is a brilliant thing. When I was playing through Monsters joker, the 3D graphics were nice, but the sheer scope of the game play meant the world was tiny. And the story was almost non-existent. Almost all of the resources of the cartridge were allocated to rendering 200 or so monsters in 3d. I can already tell that won’t be a problem in this game. The world looks much bigger. And I love the animation the enemies have in battle; every attack actually looks like an attack.

    The use of the two screens works quite well. On the world map you see yourself on he bottom and the whole map on the top screen. In battles you see the enemies from a first person perspective on the bottom screen and the stats of your character on the top screen. And when you’re in town, the top screen is just an extension of your view.

    The music in the game is the usual stuff you would find in early era RPG games. Not quite up to the level of Jeremy Soule’s dark ambient melodies circa Secret of Evermore. But they get the job done. It certainly sounds a bit livelier than the FF3 music.

    My only gripe with the game so far is that it doesn’t use the stylus at all, not for movement, or battles. I may just have an option set to default or something. But, so far I think this game makes no use of the touch screen at all.

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