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Just for the record, my iPhone is in an Otter Box case while his is not cased, and I still get much better reception at his house. And no, not his first iPhone 3gs... last one had the same issue for him. And I know other people with iPhones and it always seems like wherever we are, someone will have signal issues while someone else will have great signal... but it varies on who will have the better signal.
Yucca isn't going to open. All these years and dollars later they are shutting it down. Just another example of how our government is quite efficient at wasting money.
Horde in GOW2 is a lot of fun online. 50 waves of enemies against you and a few buddies. If you get a good team it's great.
Maybe rather than blaming everything on the economy they should compare what came out this time last year to what has come out this year. I spend money when games I want to play are released. No good games = no spent cash. It's that simple. For me at least.
Beyond just cost, I find console gaming to be far simpler than pc gaming. When I need an update or an expansion it's a very quick and easy process on my console. I don't have to go to any sites or find anything. I don't need to upgrade any drivers. All I care about is playing the game, not tweaking crap to get it to run right or finding out that I should have bought ATI rather than Nvidia or vice versa.
Plus for other games, like Gears of War 2, the online play is top notch on the 360. As far as I know there isn't anything like Xbox Live for the PC, but since I'm not a PC gamer, there very well might be and I just haven't heard of it. I do kinda wish FO3 had a co-op mode. That would be a cool expansion pack... something that added a co-op mode. You and a buddy exploring the wasteland... if only.
Now, many years later, computers are faster, we have more memory and all that, but the point of the game hasn't changed. With SS2 they changed things and nobody liked it. For me the main problem was it locked up a lot. I didn't have that problem at all with the first two. I still have the first two and I'd much rather play them as is than prettier versions of the same thing.
Why not instead take the original engine and make a Third Encounter? And then a Fourth Encounter? We LOVED the first two and two more games just like those, different maps and what have you, but same exact style of game play, would be awesome!