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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 9:27PM Greyhame said

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...Syfy... /facepalm

Now that that's out of the way, if it's going to be on the X-Box it should not go with a monthly fee system. Just because I'm sure to play it online you'll need to have a paid XBox account.

Posted: Jan 5th 2011 9:35PM Korvix said

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@Greyhame

I don't have a 360 but i'm pretty sure you just need the free 'silver' account or w/e its called to play XI.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 9:37PM Greyhame said

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@Korvix
Maybe, not sure about any of the FF games. I just know that I need it to watch Netflix for some inexplicable reason.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 9:44PM Xii said

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@Greyhame
You do not need an Xbox Gold account to play either of the subscription games (Final Fantasy XI or Phantasy Star Universe). The free Silver account is good enough.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 7:36AM MotionX said

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@Greyhame

SciFi=Science Fiction

SyFy=Tv Channel with incredibly low budget programming...

hmm....
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 9:35PM DancingCow said

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I'm all for console folk having MMO options but you seem to have forgotten the soon to be released DCUO and the only-for-console Undead Labs zombie mmo.

And for what it's worth, TRION has always had a lot of console programmers. There was a video interview with Scott Hartsman about a year ago in which he makes much of the fact that a lot of the people working on Rift (from memory I think he said about half) came from console backgrounds and how this helped to keep them on target, because with console programming the limits are more finite.

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 1:16AM Machinator said

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@DancingCow

DCUO is on PS3, not xbox.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 4:22AM DancingCow said

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@Machinator

Full marks for stating the obvious?

Here's another one - PS3 is a console.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 4:27AM DancingCow said

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@Machinator

Oh - by "the console" he meant "this console"?
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 10:47PM mmogaddict said

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Well since it's in partnership with SyFy channel, it's probably a wrestling MMOG.

Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:03PM Liltawen said

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@mmogaddict
Yeah,
I gave up on SyFy when they added wrestling. How clueless about SF can they be?
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:30PM DevilSei said

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@mmogaddict

Actually, if I remember right, its because "Sci-Fi" was copyrighted and something, and the people running the channel didn't want to pay the fines or fees associated with keeping the name.

It doesn't change the fact that I've lost interest in the channel besides the occasional Ani-monday, or Bruce Campbell movie. Like Cartoon Network, they gutted all the good stuff out so they could add more sh** in, with only the occasional gem showing up for a moment.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:41PM mmogaddict said

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@DevilSei
Except if that was the case it still wouldn't be called the Sci Fi channel in Australia.

http://www.scifitv.com.au/home/

i know the US is in deep financial doo doo, but it ain't that bad.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 7:24AM Anticrawl said

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@Liltawen

The old lady who owns Lifetime is the one who bought SyFy. I'm amazed there is even anime playing on occasion.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:09PM slash beast said

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Xbox and MMO don't belong in the same sentence together.

Epic fail.

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 12:21AM Jade Effect said

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@slash beast

I'm not so sure about that. Years ago, gamers laugh at the idea of playing FPS on console controllers. Then Microsoft came along and proved them all wrong.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2011 9:26AM delphinius81 said

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@Jade Effect

I dunno, pit a KB/M FPS gamer against a console FPS gamer, and the PC player will likely win. Console FPSs have a whole lot of aim assist extras to account for the coarse control you have with a joystick.

The fact that millions of people play FPSs on a console is something, for sure. But I'd put my money on the KB/M players in a competition.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:20PM Jade Effect said

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I call it first: Farmville in Space.

Players will grow plants in space via hydroponics to feed far-flung space colonies. By carefully altering the amount of light, temperature and carbon dioxide, the plants will turn out differently. Oh, and players will have to watch out for space debris that might smash into their gardens in the sky.

Posted: Jan 6th 2011 12:09AM alucard3000 said

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@Jade Effect I thought Farmville was dethroned by Cityville which will be taken down next by Stateville, Nationville,Planetville and then Spaceville.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2011 11:47PM alucard3000 said

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@Tempes Magus nope no SG revival or anything previously seen on SyFy.Its a syfy show tied in with the mmo project.
http://www.trionworlds.com/en/games/syfy-action-mmo.php

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