The new OXM....

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  1. Ike

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    gives Halo a 9.7
    . It also has demos for Prince of Persia 2, DOA: Ultimate, and Conflict: Vietnam.


    SPOILERS (?):

    The Halo 2 review is very large. One of their main complaints is the ending. There's also a section you have to cut open to read it.
     
  2. SarahG

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    sickie score for Halo 2.

    Have you tried out the PoP Demo? What do you think
     
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    Is this out on newsstands as we speak? I may have to check Barnes & Noble during lunch, if that's the case.
     
  4. Cameron Yee

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    Ooh...hopefully this is in my mailbox today. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, second month in a row when the demo disc does not work properly. Not sure what the problem is, but lately I've not been too keen about OXM and I'm considering letting my subscription last. The first replacement disc did make it here in short order, so I can't fault them for that.
     
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    I got this from another forum. There is an easter egg on the disk. A japanese playable game.



    Spoiler:Hold Left and Right shoulder buttons and then enter this combo: A U X Y L R B B D D Y L X R A U D. the Left, right, up and down all are entered on the digital pad.
     
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    In what regard?





    Given that you ordered replacement discs you're probably not aware of the incredibly easy and unbelievable fix when they don't play.



    You boil them.



    Not a typo.



    Toss the "defective" disc in a pot of boiling water for only about 10 seconds. Dry and let cool. To your amazement it will now work in your Xbox. I've three or four discs that have needed this fix and it is well documented across the net. The prevailent theory is that a thin layer of production residue is the culprit. So don't worry about defective or replacement discs (unless the boiling doesn't work).



    I'm looking forward to the new OXM mostly for the PoP demo. I'll try and skip Halo until I've played it. I recall reading they weren't supposed to street that issue until November 9th to keep the single player storyline a secret until the end. Somebody jumped the gun.
     
  8. Cameron Yee

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    Thanks for the info Jay. I'll give that a try.

    You said boiling, right, not microwaving? [​IMG]
     
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    I'm probably not the person to ask, as I bought the original PoP and loved it for an hour or two, but grew incredibly tired of it and just quit out of boredom. The few minutes I played of the new seems very similar. That's probably good for people who loved the first.
     
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    I boiled my disc and it worked. Funny.

    I don't know how I feel about the PoP demo. I really enjoyed the first and I'm usually not one to complain about "darkness" but I kind of miss the idealistic prince and the more bright/golden production design. I might feel differently when actually playing through the game, but it moves from being a must-buy to a rental.

    Fighting controls are pretty similar with a bit more variety and flash. The wall running and such seems the same, which is not a bad thing. Once more, however, the demo has some issues with the camera, mainly the 360 degree camera control (right thumb stick) is sluggish and inconsistent (and doesn't seem to rotate the proper direction pushed, though that may be a setting issue). Hopefully that will be sorted out in the final release.
     
  11. Cameron Yee

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    I just re-read Jay's post and saw it said 10 seconds. Just for everyone's info, 10 minutes works too [​IMG]
     
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    Does the boiling method work on DVD's too ?



    Cameron.... 10 minutes ?? [​IMG] I take it you like your DVD well-done [​IMG]
     
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    Or in the case of over boiling, limp and removed of all color and nutrients [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry..sickie for me means "cool" just that i was excited about the score.
     

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