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omg. ecco the dolphin. i love my life.

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im more interested in the division races than who makes the super bowl. I've been a dolphins fan for as long as i can remember, and I'm really impressed by the way Saban turned the team around last season. Coupled with the Patriot's problems so far, It'll be interesting to see how the AFC East plays out. The NFC East looks to be an interesting one also, seeing as how there are no terrible teams in it.

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Halo: CE revolutionized the FPS genre in a similar way that Doom did in it's days. It introduced an embracing storyline and addictive gameplay that won it awards upon awards. The main problem with Halo 2 was that fans were expecting it to revolutionize the genre even further beyond Halo: CE, which, in all due respect, was incredibly difficult to do. Bungie experimented with alot of changes in Halo 2, some of which worked out, some of which didn't. For example, they introduced both xbox live multiplayer and dual wielding, both additions that fans embraced. However, they also removed the dominant Assault Rifle and Pistol from Halo: CE and replaced them with mediocre SMG's and Magnums. This caused an almost immediate outcry of complaints, and Bungie has already confirmed the return of the Assault Rifle in Halo 3 due to these complaints. Halo 3 is going to be a much better game than its predecessors due to one simple reason; the strategy of trial and error. Bungie tested it's consumers with all the gameplay tweaks, storyline edits, and weapon changes that it could in Halo: CE and Halo 2. Now that they know what does and doesn't work, they can take everything that fans have embraced over the past two games and put it all into one package. The only thing Bungie can do wrong at this point is try to do too much. They need to take the succesful traits of the past two games and combine them into one formula, and create the game off of that. Create a storyline to suck the player in, and don't rush through the campaign mode. If this is to be the last in the series of games, the campaign should alot more attention than the multiplayer aspect should. I say this because the multiplayer aspect has already proven itself a huge success, which can't be said for the storyline. If Bungie plays their cards right, they will create a game that will disappoint noone and further revolutionize the FPS genre. This genre of games is starting to get more and more impressive as the years roll by, especially with games like PREY and Crysis right around the corner. Bungie needs to prove they can go above and beyond what these games are expected to offer, and this is their only chance to do so.

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let's recap our choices. buy a sony ps3, for 600 dollars. sony has good graphics. microsoft has good graphics. xbox 360 is 400 dollars. hmm... well, 360 owns it game library-wise too. and the xbox live arcade was a brilliant addition to the online aspect of it. and the interaction with windows vista for online gaming is genius. microsoft has sony, and they know it. and did anyone ele notice this but me. you can buy a 360, and a Wii, for less money than one ps3.