Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
Serious Sam HD is This Coming Week's XBLA Release
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If I had a pound for every time I've been asked when Serious Sam HD was heading to the Xbox Live Arcade since Christmas, I'd have at least £7. Finally, we can give you a definitive answer on that.

According to Dan Maher's (AKA MyPointyHead) stand-in on this week's SentUAMessage, MSN Tech & Gadgets' Jane Douglas, Serious Sam is heading to the Xbox Live Arcade this coming Wednesday.

Douglas stated, "Serious Sam HD is currently scheduled to be next week's Xbox Live Arcade game, so we'll be releasing on Wednesday 13th, barring any last minute delays."

They also addressed the release date for Joy Ride, which the dev team are apparently still working on. Simply put, no news, it's coming in 2010 when it's good and ready.

Either way, Serious Sam HD is coming this Wednesday and will be available for purchase for 1,200 Microsoft points. Can't be bad. All we need now is a Perfect Dark release date and my inbox can calm down a little, but only a little.


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Comment #1 by KrisXX
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:23:46 PM
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never played a serious same game, will check out the demo.

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Comment #2 by Darf Spud
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:24:34 PM
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Meh, only really want Joyride. Saving my money for loads of games this year. Plus plan on blowing about £70 on Tropico 3 and Dragon Age: Origins tomorrow.

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Comment #3 by yoda12320
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:27:05 PM
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Im hopping for 800 msp instead of 1200 msp since its on sale this week on steam for $6.79 USD.

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Comment #4 by TP of Justice
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:28:22 PM
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That's awesome, but what about DooM II and Quake Arena?

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Comment #5 by Battosai343
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:37:16 PM
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If Serious Sam is 800 msp, I'll seriously consider a purchase. As for Joy Ride, I won't hold my breath for a release date.

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Comment #6 by [Waggly Bean]
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:47:05 PM
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You know it's going to be 1200MSP - in fact, wasn't it already confirmed as 1200? I'm sure I've read that somewhere...

Either way, I'll definitely be checking this out!

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Comment #7 by Webb [STAFF]
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:51:06 PM
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@#6 - It is indeed 1,200. LINK I'll edit it in now.

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Comment #8 by jtr1gg3r
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 02:58:01 PM
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whaaat finally screwin about joyride tho

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Comment #9 by Gsmittyunit44
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:01:42 PM
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It's about time and only 2 months late! They should let us have it for 400MSP for being so darn late.

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Comment #10 by Nevander
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:04:15 PM
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About time. Seriously. xD

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Comment #11 by Acid Mother
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:06:09 PM
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Serious Sam (it's The First Encounter) remade in HD, plus 4-player co-op is well worth it. I've been waiting since summer for this! :D

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Comment #12 by StephenJ360
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:29:00 PM
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I've been waiting forever for this!

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Comment #13 by Beanovsky Durst
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:31:00 PM
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I'll seriously gonna buy this.

Screaming Headless Kamikaze Torsos FTW!

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Comment #14 by Lord Wig Wam
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:33:33 PM
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im going to buy this - im super serious

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Comment #15 by xXx Elite Spartan xXx
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:34:48 PM
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Comment #16 by Infomouse
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:55:32 PM
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How's aboot some achievo's eh?

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Comment #17 by l.maciver
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 03:59:14 PM
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#16. yes there achievements.

seriously, about time, now i need to wait for my pay check before i can get it...

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Comment #18 by blackout529
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 04:11:30 PM
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Seriously, enough with the 'serious' jokes....all I need is this game and perfect dark and ill be a happy camper

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Comment #19 by Jimbob131190
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 04:12:58 PM
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I want perfect dark, that game on N64 was ledgendary YELLOW MEN IN MULTIPLAYER!! lol

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Comment #21 by Kyanite
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 04:51:11 PM
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Thanks for making the comments nigh unreadable, #20. If anyone posted something worth reading, I would be more than slightly annoyed!

Anyway, this is very cool. I remember playing and enjoying a SS game on the original Xbox. Hopefully this will be a faithful update.

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Comment #22 by Steel Stealth
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:07:59 PM
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Can't wait!

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Comment #23 by Devalaous
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:09:52 PM
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The name "Serious Sam" is hilarious.

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Comment #24 by JLP97
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:10:35 PM
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Go to this link it will show the steam achievements and i Think the xbox 360 will have the same ones

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Comment #25 by GamesB2
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:11:05 PM
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serious sam is feckin hard D: but i might pick this up ^_^ should be a good play

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Comment #26 by Wicelow
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:26:28 PM
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At last !

Will try the demo first, never played the game before.

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Comment #27 by MrSteel74
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:39:41 PM
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From what I've been reading the achievements for this game are the same as on Steam which are just ridiculous. I'll just get the Steam version for $7 bucks this weekend.

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Comment #28 by heatedGAZZMAN
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 05:55:27 PM
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Loved playing this when it came out on the PC and XBOX, may get this but still waiting on the news on DOOM 2, PERFECT DARK and QUAKE ARENA.....

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Comment #29 by FoxGuy3001
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:06:36 PM
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YES! I loves the Serious Sams! And, forgive my obviousness....but now all I need to be happy is Perfect Dark!

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Comment #30 by Latuszek
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:24:15 PM
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Is it just the original with updated graphics or is there any new levels or weapons?

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Comment #31 by Amenazamenor360
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:40:33 PM
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Oh hell yeah! it's gonna be mine.

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Comment #32 by dR PowerDrain
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:45:10 PM
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never played a serious sam game but this looks like mindless fun so i'll try it

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Comment #33 by donut77
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:55:04 PM
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Pretty keen on this one, used to play the pc one so much.

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Comment #34 by mejimmeh45
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 06:55:39 PM
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Yay finnally i can buy this ive been waiting since october.

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Comment #35 by dementedlullaby
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 07:51:36 PM
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The PC version scored pretty badddddd but it's only 6 bucks on Steam this weekend if anyone is interested...Cool that it's 1200 points. PC version was 20$ when it released I believe?

Personally I'm going to skip it. Have a lot of games already and still want to get the new Matt Hazard when I have some more points.

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Comment #36 by Elit3 m0nkey
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 08:04:19 PM
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Cool 1 game down 2 to go. This game will have to wait though. No points right now and I would rather spend them on Perfect Dark. Now how 'bout some news on Joy Ride MS?

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Comment #37 by iSLAYER666i
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 08:07:50 PM
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Ive been waiting for this forever, i got my points ready.

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Comment #38 by HELLuSINation
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 09:01:15 PM
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Finaly something being released in the arcade that's not crap. Been sittin on these points forever.

Now all i need is Perfect dark...

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Comment #39 by snake2895
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 09:11:55 PM
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Serious Sam HD is only 6 quid on Steam right now if you pass it off for 4 player co-op and 1,200 MS points I dunno xD

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Comment #40 by The Dap
Saturday, January 09, 2010 @ 10:17:22 PM
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MS Is so greedy with these arcade titles, charging 1200msp. You know Croteam wanted to charge 400 probably but MS always adds a little somethin' somethin' for themselves.

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Comment #41 by zeroy042
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 12:07:11 AM
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1200 points are too much.... please help the rest of us by not buying games for more than they are worth- xbla 800 points max

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Comment #42 by TheUglyCasanova
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 12:31:41 AM
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Serious Sam was awesome but no way is it worth 1200 points to me. Won't be getting this until it gets a price cut, if it does. Sucks, I was looking forward to this

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Comment #43 by boykingkilla19
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 01:10:02 AM
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OMFG YES! 8D I love Serious Sam, His games are too funny and the action is plenty.

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Comment #44 by Daimakaimura
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 01:40:38 AM
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Comment #45 by samjustsam
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 03:41:58 AM
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1200 pts is 400 pts too many. im serious when i say sam i am and i will not get serious sam for 1200 pts and i do not like green eggs and ham uncle sam...i do not like them sam just sam i am.
have never played serious sam before but i have heard about what its like. i MIGHT pay 1200 for it but thats a BIG might.

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Comment #46 by Earth Djinn
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 04:30:02 AM
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1200 is pretty good considering it was (is?) $20 on PC.

Its not yet a definite purchase for me, but I'll grab the demo and I'm expecting to like it enough to buy it.

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Comment #47 by Gearbolt
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 04:31:33 AM
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Finally. I have my pts ready already as I've been waiting for Serious Sam and Perfect Dark for some time now.

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Comment #48 by GreaseMonkeyGB
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 05:36:52 AM
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1200 isn't that much for such a grea game is going to be. Trials HD wa on 1200 and look ow good that was!!

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Comment #49 by Mordhaus
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 06:22:38 AM
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Where's Perfect Dark?

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Comment #50 by Kailon791
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 07:56:33 AM
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yeah im gonna agree with #4 on this one. when are we gonna get Quake III Arena?!?! that was my fav pc shooter and they've been teasing it for at least a year.. : /

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Comment #51 by Atarii
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 08:17:17 AM
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It took too long to release this game on XBLA - I have no idea what the hell the dev team was doing. Srsly the PC version was out on Nov. 24th and only on January 13th will the Xbox version come out? That's a joke when you consider the time table the dev team had to work on it. It's simply frustrating.

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Comment #52 by SuperWoody64
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 09:29:23 AM
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I fail to see why this is worth 15 dollars. The full game was only $20 on gamecube like 6 years ago.

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Comment #53 by Chuppernicus
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 09:33:02 AM
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Some games are worth the price; Battlefield 1943 was worth the points for sure. But, you would think that a lower more attractive price would = more sales?

Bring on Perfect Dark and Joy Ride. I'd gladly pay 1200 points for PD.

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Comment #54 by darkandy666
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:21:16 AM
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i used to play serious sam on xbox cn't wait

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Comment #55 by lilasianman
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 01:34:53 PM
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Been waiting for this one since they announced it, wednesday can't come soon enough!

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Comment #56 by ghostlymostly
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 02:10:16 PM
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i'll pass on serious sam, i've also had the feeling i was playin' duke nukem or's gonna get really interesting if they were bringin' out days of the tentacle or hexen or monkey island 2 but no...sigh

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Comment #57 by cpt walsh
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 03:33:16 PM
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looks like I might have to pick this up. Also does anybody know what the deal of the week is this week?

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Comment #58 by litepink
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 05:36:08 PM
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"barring and last minute delays"

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Comment #59 by The Bum-Mobile
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 06:16:45 PM
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Microsoft Points, standing by.

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Comment #60 by BristolMeth
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 06:53:52 PM
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Jane Douglas was hot.

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Comment #61 by Sinsko
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 10:09:34 PM
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Bought a bunch of copies of this for xbox 1 from blockbuster back in the day.. $8 each. We played multi-system co-op campaign.. FUN STUFF, but one playthrough was really enough.. it just gets ridiculous.

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Comment #62 by DJ2e
Sunday, January 10, 2010 @ 11:13:33 PM
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Best mindless FPS ever made. Definately picking this one up.

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Comment #63 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 02:04:02 AM
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I loved the first one that made fun of indiana jones. If this is the same game in full, then I'll buy it for sure! I'm not a fan of DLC or arcade games but, there is the odd exceptional title like this one!

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Comment #64 by Sh4z
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 04:53:47 AM
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Comment #65 by Hebi no David
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 10:52:56 AM
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Mmmm Don't know whether or not to buy this or wait for PDZ >__

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Comment #66 by Gatsu
Monday, January 11, 2010 @ 11:20:42 AM
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Is this a new game in the series or just a rehash of 1 or 2 on the pc? If the latter don't bother, get it on pc instead as there are probably still ppl playing this online + there are mods for it.

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