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    Fall of cybertron, day one buy or day one buy?
    Apparently Mike Fahey from kotaku us had a copy for preview on the 8th, but there was no follow up with his experiences on it, any idea where it is (i checked the us website)?

    Who "won" E3?

      The people who decided to skip watching the conferences live and sleep in instead.

      thats a bit too subjective to answer, but you can try this -
      1 - go to Wikipedia's list of notable games shown at e3 2012
      2 - give each game a score based on how hype you are for it (1 for day one buy, 0.5 for keeping an eye on it, 0 for not interested)
      3 - add up each group of scores by publisher
      4 - count up the number of games released by each publisher.
      5 - divide the total score for a publisher by the number of games that publisher showed to get that pubs 'score'

        this is my e3 impression results.
        really sorry about the formatting. hope you get the idea.

        Pub - Games shown - Total score - Standardised score
        Bethesda - 2 - 1 - 0.5
        Capcom - 3 - 1.5 - 0.5
        LucasArts - 1 - 0.5 - 0.5
        Temco Koei - 1 - 0.5 - 0.5
        THQ - 4 - 2 - 0.5
        Ubisoft - 10 - 4 - 0.4
        2K - 4 - 1.5 - 0.375
        Sony - 8 - 2.5 - 0.3125
        Microsoft - 4 - 1 - 0.25
        Warner Bros - 4 - 1 - 0.25
        EA - 11 - 1.5 - 0.136363636
        Sega - 4 - 0.5 - 0.125
        Activision - 5 - 0.5 - 0.1
        Square Enix - 10 - 1 - 0.1

          or if you wanna go he easy route, you could say that EVERYONE WAS A WINNER*

          *except disney.

            Disney had a Wreck-It Ralph Arcade Machine at E3. That's a win in my books. :D

    Would you respect Sony more if they came out and outright said "We wanted to make Smash Bros for the PS3"?

    I'm about 10 hours into FF13. Is it worth ploughing through the the rest of the cringe-worthy dialogue and voice-acting and 'meh' story on the strength of the battle system (and a vague hope that the story gets better)?
    Or should I just skip it and go to 13-2?

      If you like the battle system, I'd say do it. It doesn't get much better, at least, it didn't before I gave up, but it doesn't get any worse.

      FF13 doesn't get good until the 25 hour mark. So ask yourself if you can last that long.

      Wow, we're basically polar opposites when it comes to how we view FF13. I thought the dialogue, acting and story were all amazing and it was the battle system that sucked and was a major let down to an otherwise good game. I found myself ploughing through the combat to experience the story, it seems you want to do the opposite. If you're having fun with the combat then I say you should just keep playing. The game gets pretty grindy later on and there's boss battles that last for ages so there's pleanty of combat for you to enjoy.

        I'm curious! What stood out to you in the story?

        My problem was with the cheesy one-liners from Snow (deliberate or not, still made me cringe), the Hope angst that doesn't seem to go beyond 'I-hate-you-and-will-get-my-revenge-RAWR' and Vanille. Just Vanille. That girl! Her voice and her giggling... /facepalm
        Oh, and why did I need to read through the datalog (and the melodramatic writing) to understand what was going on in the story in certain parts?
        I guess without an emotional connection to a lot of the characters, I'm having trouble getting into it. Not sure if I can invest 25 hours... :S

    Any word on Shenmue/Shenmue 2 HD and Skies of Arcadia HD for xbla/psn?

    I can't decide which platform to get NFS Most Wanted on when it comes out /o\
    Seeing as though it's going to be rather heavily MP based, I'm thinking of getting it on Xbox 360, because (most likely) that's what most of my friends will get it on. But then I have to pay for Xbox Live Gold. I'll also have to deal with long loading times too. Waiting for cars to load in NFS The Run was such a pain. If I get it on PC I won't have to pay to do multiplayer, and I won't have to worry about long load times. It's just that I'd have less friends to play with.
    Maybe I should buy it for both?

    DayZ - the server hack. It's damaging the street cred the game was building.

    What's the latest, does anybody know?

    Is the South Park game an Xbox 360 exclusive or is it for all platforms?

      All platforms.

        Cool, thanks.

        My mate was trying to tell me that is was an Xbox 360 exclusive.

        Might pick it up for PC, when the time comes closer to release.

          It appeared at the Microsoft E3 presser, which is why he might have that opinion, but all they announced was that its first 3 DLC pieces would appear on Xbox Live first.

    Does anyone play Driver multiplayer anymore (or did they ever)? I've managed one game with one other player after trying on about 20 different occasions... Was plenty fun and wouldn't mind getting the rest of the trophies but nobody wants to play with me!

    The current Humble Indie Bundle expires in less than 2 days.
    I currently don't have a computer that will run the games - I'm planning on purchasing a MacBook in a few months, but I want to buy in on such a great opportunity!
    Upon purchasing, does anyone know if they are just install files that you download? Do they expire? Can they be transferred to other computers? Do the games need registering, or can they be installed on multiple computers?
    I haven't purchased online digital games before, so I'm a bit new to this side of gaming.

    Thanks in advance, Kotaku!

      You get an email sent to you with links, Steam codes and whatnot.

      You can probably buy it now and then activate the Steam code so that you can access the games through Steam when you have a computer capable of playing them.

      I got the below in the email when I purchased at work. Then opened the email at home later on my macbook pro and downloaded a couple of the games straight from the link.

      "Please save this email so that you can download the games again whenever you'd like in the future. We will keep your copies online at the above URL for the foreseeable future. Please make local backups though, to save bandwidth."

        Perfect! Thank you Trjn and Duffman!
        Gave me just the answers I needed!
        Time to buy myself a certain Humble Indie Bundle. Psychonauts, here I come!

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