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So playing a few skirmishes on the Dawn of War 2 beta and it is fairly nifty. I'm not totally blown away by the thing but I am pretty sure I like it enough to buy the thing. I'm a sucker for RTS games with robots. :(

As for the the videogame news around these parts:

Lastly, I am sure I dont really get much sympathy but my terrible habit of not eating enough really caught up with me again over the last couple of months. I was 6'3" and 195lbs which I was fairly happy with. I am now back down to the 170's range. Ugh. Someone remind me to eat a sandwich.

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From The Chatty
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    January 22, 2009 6:02 PM

    Skate 2, anyone pick it up? What's the verdict?

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      January 22, 2009 6:04 PM

      we were playing it at work. I never played the first one but it seems pretty cool. not a very pretty game though :(

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      January 22, 2009 6:15 PM

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        January 22, 2009 6:20 PM

        did you buy it?

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        January 22, 2009 6:46 PM

        ^this. Also the wonky physics are sometimes extremely weird. I was off my skateboard at one point and tripped over a ledge and my character sky rocketed about 200 ft. I didn't really understand what happened.

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        January 23, 2009 12:14 AM

        have you tried any multiplayer yet kodiak

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      January 22, 2009 6:51 PM

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        January 22, 2009 6:53 PM

        I noticed that in the demo. The female models look pretty mannish too.

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      January 22, 2009 7:15 PM

      i got it. still as frustrating as the first one.

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      January 22, 2009 7:17 PM

      How do they release these games so fast, the first one isn't that old is it?

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        January 22, 2009 8:21 PM

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          January 22, 2009 8:26 PM

          I was trying to not be completely cynical, even tho I was thinking it.

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        January 22, 2009 8:25 PM

        1st one was released towards the end of 07 so coming up on a year and a half ago.

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      January 23, 2009 12:12 AM

      PS3 version ain't so hot. The framerate is worse than it was in the demo, and it was pretty damn bad in the demo.

      Any PS3 owner who has problems with inconsistent framerates should probably rent the full version first. Or buy a 360. I can't understand why the didn't simply cap the PS3 version at 30, at this point I would kill for the option. That is how bad it is.

      The game is till good though, playable but it's difficult precision wise with the game stuttering constantly on the PS3. Oh and the skatereel2 vids on both platforms look like they are lower quality than the first game, compression artifacts galore and graininess. If you were a big replay person you might not like that.

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      January 23, 2009 5:13 AM

      Just bought it. Can't wait to get home and play :)

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