Couple of quick thoughts tonight

One? I enjoyed the VGA's - there were some cool trailers shown. Most interesting? Mass Effect 3 for me, but Transformers and The Last of Us caught my eye too.

Also? After a few friends suggested I try it, I thought I'd go ahead and give DC Universe Online a try since it's free now. Can't say the process has been a smooth one so far. For starters, it's a 17 gig install. That took all afternoon to download and install. Intro cinematic was cool, and character creation wasn't bad - but then I made the mistake of trying to actually play.

Trying is the key term. I was #2,831 in the free queue. Good. Lord. 45 minutes later, I was #1,922. I gave up. We'll see if I have any more luck at a different day and time, but not a good first impression overall.
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  1. "Also? After a few friends suggested I try it, I thought I'd go ahead and give DC Universe Online a try since it's free now."

    Interesting. A friend just last night(Friday) suggested I give it a try on the PS3, doubt it will happen though.

    As for the VGA's, I didn't watch them (no cable), but will probably see the clips online later.

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  2. Didn't watch the VGA's either. No time, plus last year's really soured my opinion.

    That free queue doesn't sound good..

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  3. VGAs? Sorry, I live in Australia.....

    Still, seemed pretty ordinary, not like an E3 or anything.

    "For starters, it's a 17 gig install. That took all afternoon to download and install."

    One of my friends tried to download it. It took him more than 12 hours. And that's a while!

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  4. Good morning all.

    @Coffee - yeah, I haven't had any luck with the logins yet. The queue was over 2,500 again last night. I did notice that there is a tag for 'free queue'. Makes me wonder if I was a 'premium users' - someone who has spent $5 - if I would get some sort of priority bump up? Which really, wouldn't bug me much. A one-time $5 in and of itself isn't so bad. Still, not a good set of first impressions to get people to play

    @Robert - what was it about last year's that soured your opinion?

    @Strikester - Yeah, I'd guess it took me about 5 1/2 hours, but I have a REALLY fast connection. Too bad I can't play yet. :P

    The VGA's were something I was not even planning to watch. I had forgotten all about them and then happened to see another friend Tweeting about them. I decided to stream it live on my laptop while playing Dragon Age.

    Thanks for the thoughts and feedback!

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  5. @Chalgyr: I'm trying to remember, but I think it had to do with production value, in-show advertising and how it was all about CODBlOPS last year.

    I was also ticked that Limbo won the indie award over SuperMeatBoy, but that didn't have anything to do with it. (though I do have tremendous appreciation for limbo now)

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  6. LOL - I'd have to say - I preferred Limbo myself. ;) But no, I do understand, and in some ways it did feel like a big ad. Not something I probably would have gone out of my way to watch, but it was fun seeing the previews. Like I said - I just had it streaming on my laptop as I played Dragon Age: Origins hehe

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  7. *sees Miyamoto*

    *sees Charlie Sheen soon after*

    *sees developer tea-bagged on stage*

    *turns TV off, ashamed of industry's representation*

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