On the Spot - 10/02/08

This week some old friends stop by to show off Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Also, we take a look at Dead Space, get epic in Eternal Sonata, and get our pom-poms out for All Star Cheer Squad.

Discussion

54 comments
wm-diode
wm-diode

The Best C&C Report ever, cant wait to get it :)

efrench9
efrench9

They're called Pom Pons... uncoy, not Pom Poms..uncoy.

royal_aces
royal_aces

lol he gives the answer to the question

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

First off: well put, Incrognito! Visual style is important but it should never make or break a gaming experience, and complany of heroes was gritty and bloody because it was going for the whole Saving Private Ryan appeal, which it did very well. The C&C games always looked like... videogames, they never went for realism. The game is very sci-fi influenced and i can't wait to see all the units for the Empire of the Rising Sun. WOOT! it's GREG! so that's where he's been hiding. Seriously miss that guy on this site. And he's working on C&C 3, well he did mention a once in a lifetime opportunity. But even with him on the show, nothing got me more excited then the SWEET footage from Dead space (even though it crashed, but hey test code will do that). The game looked real good in all the shots, but seeing it in motion blew me away. and 15-20 hours sounds like a great experience and if its as good as RE4 i'll play it more than once for sure, especially if there's a new game+ option.

chrisj
chrisj

first bit..... he sound like a robot :)

Incrognito
Incrognito

---> Kengi_ikazuchi First, the look they have for this game is an attempt to stay true to the theme of the 2D art in Red Alert 2, while bringing the graphics forward to a next-gen sharpness, they aren't intending it to look cartoony as some lame attempt at pandering to toddlers. Second, this franchise has NEVER been gritty OR extremely bloody. Not that those are bad things, but they just not conducive to Red Alert. Truly, if you were a fan of a series simply because of the look then you are far too shallow for your own good.

kengi_ikazuchi
kengi_ikazuchi

Again, what's up with all the kiddy rainbow colors? And units outline glow when selected? Die-hard C&C fans don't need that! It's annoying! This game is geared for both kids and people who are jumping to RTS for their first time, not die hard fans. It should have been as gritty and bloody as Company of Heroes. Damn, EA! They ruined another great franchise that has so much more potential. There are awesome RTS' such as Company of Heores, World in Conflict, and upcoming End War and all C&C can come out with is this?? Pathetic.

jets78
jets78

this game looks like game of the year people

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I wonder if Brian knows he looks like Mike Patton... Kinda waiting for him to Break into "Epic" or "Midlife Crisis" or something... Or even "Pig Latin" !!! dammit... dead-space V's Silent Hill... Going to have to be BOTH I think!

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

I wonder if Brian knows he looks like Mike Patton... Kinda waiting for him to Break into "Epic" or "Midlife Crisis" or something... Or even "Pig Latin" !!! dammit... dead-space V's Silent Hill... Going to have to be BOTH I think!

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Funny how half the people here don't know who Greg is or Amer. Still remember that Podcast when Greg had to go for an interview. Nice to see them again.

Dune571
Dune571

Why did Greg K. and all the old guys leave again?

Ychi
Ychi

Hmm, would like to be able to skip past the boring parts. Would be a great opportunity for Gamespot to get some metrics to see what their customers are interested in as well. I tried clicking around on the timer bar to skip parts but only ended up hitting mute, surfing the web etc. and waiting for the interesting parts to show up.

Smasher4ya
Smasher4ya

pathetic morons even a blind man could notice this is being played on PC look how fast it moves the cursor losers you fail

olsteradamus
olsteradamus

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

olsteradamus
olsteradamus

Didn't Greg just do a review not that long ago though? I can't remember the game. It was kinda out of the blue.

ThEmAk_XD
ThEmAk_XD

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

IBEX333
IBEX333

That blond girl taking questions during RA3 presentation is smoking hot...

death_burnout
death_burnout

I reckon hardly any of the people who watch On The Spot now know who Greg Kasavin(and Amer for that matter)even is, and thats sad.

mysticnamja
mysticnamja

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

mysticnamja
mysticnamja

Bioshock had their SecuROM removed. therefore, i bought it online with no worries.. other games, i have much worries about em . don't say Jesus' name in vain.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

Jesus, people complain way too much about SecuROM, most of which is undeserved. I bought Bioshock, Mass Effect, and Spore, and guess what? Those games all ran fantastically. Best part: after confirming your copy of the game, you don't need the DVD in the drive to play it. Good stuff.

seriousfon
seriousfon

[This message was deleted at the request of a moderator or administrator]

fearNot35432
fearNot35432

C&C Red Alert 3 is Using SecuROM? if you're right then i don't play the demo (if it was released)

Destman
Destman

It's to bad that they are ruining Red Alert 3 with the worst DRM since StarForce. They hurt the custumer and treat them like criminals while the pirates the DRM is suppose to stop simply crack and disable the DRM. The only people EA is hurting with their ever increasing copy protection is the custumer who buys their games and pays their paychecks. I refuse to buy this or any game that EA releases that hurts the custumer. They hurt the people who actually buy their games while the pirates who they are trying to stop are not affected by the DRM. If anything EA's DRM policy promotes piracy by making the pirate's versions better then the store bought ones. This causes many of the people who buy the game to download the pirate's cracks. With a crack the game doesn't require a CD in the drive, doesn't require online registration, and has no install limits or spyware. Once they understand that they are causing people to download cracks by making the retail version worse, they will stop hurting the people who buy their games. Intill then the only thing companies like EA understand is a boycott. Don't buy any game that hurts the custumer like this one does.

Raven1504
Raven1504

one question aint the version anounced of eternal sonata the ps3 version, then why is that when i click on the spot video im inmediately brought to the xbox360 version.gamespot 360 favoring glitch part 2

ace-of-spades93
ace-of-spades93

didnt the developer for red alert 3 used to review games for gamespot ???????

mojomaniac
mojomaniac

Darn, y wont they let little Jonny play?

Izzytheinsane
Izzytheinsane

@ ONBS: The Beta keys were only available during the LIVE broadcast. There was a notice on the page yesterday about that, not sure if it's still there.

ONBS
ONBS

cant find that "Prize" thing she was talking about ): and i really wanna play the Littlebigplanet beta ^^ so can anyone help me ? (;

The_Cultist
The_Cultist

Red Alert 3 :) Premier Edition on the way. :) :)

garethross
garethross

To those in the UK expect something from mrpointyhead on the UK market place regarding Dead Space in the coming week or two, oh and expect a skull in a hand in that video, weird I know but can't wait.

garethross
garethross

I got to play Dead Space with a friend for three hours, I would recomend people watch Dead Space Downfall before playing this game, it rearly adds to the story of the game, and my favorite weapon during that time was one that solved puzzles and also slowed the enemy down to get a great headshot in slow mow looks insane.

sleepyg999
sleepyg999

Talk about beating a dead horse. How many times are they gonna show the same gameplay mechanics over and over again? We know about zero g, we know about the no pause menu, we know this stuff. Give us something cool like a demo.