IceWarm's Random Thoughts

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Deleted Scene From Metal Gear Solid 2 Hidden On Game DVD

There is a hidden deleted scene from Metal Gear Solid 2 on the United States NTSC DVD release from 2001 for the Playstation 2. The scene involves the Statue of Liberty. The scene was disabled in the coding of the game because of the events on September 11th 2001. Follow the story link to find out how to view this hidden/deleted scene.

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Deleted Scene From Metal Gear Solid 2 Hidden On Game DVD

There is a hidden deleted scene from Metal Gear Solid 2 on the United States NTSC DVD release from 2001 for the Playstation 2. The scene involves the Statue of Liberty. The scene was disabled in the coding of the game because of the events on September 11th 2001. Follow the story link to find out how to view this hidden/deleted scene.

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Playstation 3 First Thoughts

I was at a Target store in Denver today and was able to play the floor model Playstation 3. I was surprised that there was not a crowd around the display. I was the only one playing it. I really like the redesigned controller. The analog sticks feel very responsive and the changing of L2 and R2 to shoulder triggers feels quite nice. They also added a PS symbol like guide button to the controller. The guide button does not activate from a quick press, which is nice. I've hit the guide button quickly by accident on the Xbox 360 and it takes you to the dashboard. I've hit the guide button on the 360 when I didn't mean to and it kind of took me off guard and threw me off my game. On the PS3 you need to press and hold it for a couple seconds before it brings up your options. I don't think the tilt sensor was working or was disabled for this model.

I played Motorstorm and a demo on NBA 07. NBA 07 was kind of bland. However Motorstorm looked incredible. The steering was a bit difficult since the level I was racing on was a canyon and it was quite easy to drive off the edge. I was reading this game used the tilt sensor to steer and I was trying to turn the controller left and right to turn but it had no effect on the game. This was probably due to the face the controller was secured to the display. I was able to slightly turn it left and right but it might not have been enough to register on the sensor for it to make my car turn.

The system menus are also quite easy to navigate and uses the same layout as the PSP. You have your games menu, friends menu, internet menu and so on. So if you have a PSP you'll be able to navigate the menus with ease.

Overall I was impressed with the overall hardware and Motorstorm was quite fun. However there are no launch games that are must haves for me so I will wait until some more games come out before I decide to get one.

The Nintendo sales rep was also there and was setting up the Wii display but I didn't have time to wait around to try it. Hopefully there will be a display Wii at the local Target store pretty soon.

I was at a Target store in Denver today and was able to play the floor model Playstation 3. I was surprised that there was not a crowd around the display. I was the only one playing it. I really like the redesigned controller. The analog sticks feel very responsive and the changing of L2 and R2 to shoulder triggers feels quite nice. They also added a PS symbol like guide button to the controller. The guide button does not activate from a quick press, which is nice. I've hit the guide button quickly by accident on the Xbox 360 and it takes you to the dashboard. I've hit the guide button on the 360 when I didn't mean to and it kind of took me off guard and threw me off my game. On the PS3 you need to press and hold it for a couple seconds before it brings up your options. I don't think the tilt sensor was working or was disabled for this model.

I played Motorstorm and a demo on NBA 07. NBA 07 was kind of bland. However Motorstorm looked incredible. The steering was a bit difficult since the level I was racing on was a canyon and it was quite easy to drive off the edge. I was reading this game used the tilt sensor to steer and I was trying to turn the controller left and right to turn but it had no effect on the game. This was probably due to the face the controller was secured to the display. I was able to slightly turn it left and right but it might not have been enough to register on the sensor for it to make my car turn.

The system menus are also quite easy to navigate and uses the same layout as the PSP. You have your games menu, friends menu, internet menu and so on. So if you have a PSP you'll be able to navigate the menus with ease.

Overall I was impressed with the overall hardware and Motorstorm was quite fun. However there are no launch games that are must haves for me so I will wait until some more games come out before I decide to get one.

The Nintendo sales rep was also there and was setting up the Wii display but I didn't have time to wait around to try it. Hopefully there will be a display Wii at the local Target store pretty soon.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lego Star Wars 2-The Original Trilogy

I'm currently renting Lego Star Wars 2-The Original Trilogy for the Xbox 360 and it is a total blast. The game is pure and simple and a heck of a lot of fun. The cutscenes are also hilarious. There is also a ton of replay value since you can go back and play each level over again with other characters. Also if you want to find all the hidden mini-kit pieces you need to play through each level again in the Free Play mode. Also in the new game you have the option to create your own characters by mixing and matching Lego parts. So far I've made the dark side version of Luke Skywalker from the Dark Empire comic books. Overall this version blows the original out of the water. If you liked the first one at least give this one a rental. I'm having a blast with it

Monday, July 17, 2006

Retro Pepsi Sign

So at the grocery store I work at they are in the middle of a huge remodel. The aisle that had all the soda on it got taken down and all the old signs were put in the basement. We were told that the signs were trash and if we wanted them we could take them. I took one of the Pepsi signs. The sign has the old Pepsi logo on it before they changed it in 1991. I wanted this because it is retro and this logo hasn't been used in for about 15 years. The sign is actually three parts. There is the front and then two side panels that swing out. The side panels are not pictured. Take a look.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Superman Returns

I just returned from seeing Superman Returns and loved it. There are so many moments in the film where you just want to jump up and cheer. I can't get the theme song out of my head, and I don't really want to. Everybody should go see this movie. I loved every minute of it.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Spider-Man 3 Teaser Trailer Released

The teaser trailer for Spider-Man 3 has been released. Check it out here.

Monday, June 26, 2006

360 Prey Demo Still Not Out

The demo was supposed to be out for the 360 last Thursday and is still nowhere to be found. I hope this is not a sign of things to come for the console release of Prey

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Street Fighter 2 On Xbox Live Arcade...But Only Pictures So Far

I was super excited today as I checked the new arcade release section in the Xbox Live Arcade and saw Street Fighter 2 listed. I immediately went to the info page for the game and was quite disappointed to only see a few picture sets and a theme listed. This is one Xbox Live Arcade game I'm really looking forward to.