Feeds

* Posts by Metal Marv

33 posts • joined 14 Feb 2008

Muslim clerics issue fatwa banning the devout from Mars One 'suicide' mission

Metal Marv
Alien

Zensunni?

Maybe Frank Herbert was wrong?

0
0

Microsoft caves on Xbox One DRM and used-game controls

Metal Marv
Devil

Saas?

Microsoft Don't see the Games, they see Software. Which they like to lease....

1
0

So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

What no Christopher Lee?????

Surely, the only serious choice?

0
0

Nintendo Wii U set to out-sell predecessor at launch

Metal Marv
Meh

Consoles are losing their lustre for me

I don't think I'll be getting one of these either anytime soon. I think my interest in consoles is coming to an end with the current generation. Time to go back to my PC.

1
0

Report: McAfee founder wanted for murder in Belize

Metal Marv

What is it with Computer People and Murder?

This is gonna need updating soon : http://www.malevole.com/mv/misc/killerquiz/

0
0

The Big Debate: OK gloomsters, how can the music biz be FIXED?

Metal Marv
Go

Sums the reality of the situation up nicely I think.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones

0
0

Amazon quietly un-wipes remotely wiped Kindle

Metal Marv
Stop

Think I'm gonna stick to paperbacks for now

Old fashioned, but you know where you stand.

2
0

Brighton marathon munchers banned from all-you-can-eat diner

Metal Marv
Joke

Homer Simpson special

Yarr, 'tis no man, 'tis a remorseless eating machine!

4
0

Barclaycard site falls over, web payments impossible

Metal Marv
Trollface

Non-Available system Fee

Shouldn't there be a clause in the Contract that if they fuck up when we try to use their services we could charge them a fee? say £25 a go?

4
0

So what's the worst movie NEVER made?

Metal Marv
Happy

Have none of you ever been here : http://www.badmovies.org/

This place really does list all the moves that are "so bad, they're good".

0
0

UK lags US in online content spending

Metal Marv
Meh

US are more of a throw away society

Personally I like my content to be more Tangible, so I will pick a CD or DVD over a download.

And I think the yanks are more carefree with their lifestyles.

0
0

Dizzy: the Ultimate Cartoon Adventure

Metal Marv

The Best thing about these games was....

...I could buy them from my local sweetshop and they were £1.99, and they were genuine!

Not so many publishers, etc trying to rip off the paying public.

2
0

Coders are creatives too: Where's our love?...

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Great article

I really identified with this :)

0
0

After hack nightmare, Sony bars lawsuits with new TOS

Metal Marv
Unhappy

So sick of all this crap

I dunno about the rest of you but I'm just sick of it all now. I hardly play any games on the damn thing anymore, I don't want an xbox either. Think I am just gonna give up on games full stop and stick to activities that don't require me to sign away my life. wonder if I can get a Blu ray player that is not bogged down with legal crap or should I get my video recorder back out of the loft....

0
0

Woman in strop strip for Bermuda airport customs

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Reading between the lines......

...Is that an invitation to enter the country by other means?

8
0

Amazon swallows UK online bookseller

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Very subtle

Swallows and Amazons eh? Very good :)

4
0

Norwegian diplomats brush up on black metal

Metal Marv
Devil

Abba Metal?

Whilst not being Black Metal, there is an album out there with an Eclectic mix of Metal bands doing Covers of Abba songs. Its well worth Checking out.

Therion do a great Version of "Summer Night City", and Metaliums "Thankyou for the music" is rather good too.

But my Personal Favourite is "Eagle" by Sgt. Fury.

Enjoy!

1
0

'Spongiforma squarepantsii' lifeform found in Borneo

Metal Marv
Coat

I'm Disappointed....

...That they didn't find it living in a Pineapple under the sea.

2
0

So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

Metal Marv

What about John Wyndham

Chrysalids would be cool :)

1
0

Music festival organisers warn punters about dodgy tickets

Metal Marv
Coat

Re:Mostly agree

"it's the wanker touts buying up huge swathes of tickets and selling them on at inflated prices"

You mean like TicketBast*rd(Master) and live Nation? Legalised touting at its best.

Lol.

0
0

Games console 'killer' powers Avatar 3D power package

Metal Marv
Unhappy

Maybe I'm old fashioned....

But I also like having my games available to play off line as well as on line. There's nothing more irritating than not being able to play games you have legitimately purchased, because your PC/Console/ whatever can't connect to the network.

A case in point, the recent Playstation Leap year fiasco. I couldn't play Darksiders, even tho this was a game I had bought from the shops, not downloaded, so I had the physical media for the console, but because of the trophy system, the game got halfway through loading and then dumped me back out because it couldn't sync it over the network.

It all boils down to control at the end of the day, and I think when Gaming finally does move away from home PCs and consoles, then I shall find something else to do with my time. Hell I'll be an old fart by then anyway so I can sit at home in a rocking chair moaning about the good old days, and all the cash I save from not buying games any more I can keep under my mattress.

0
0
Metal Marv
Thumb Down

Fair usage?

Its the limit ISPs put on how much you can download each month that spells doom for this puppy methinks. For my Gaming I have my ISPs "Gamer" package, which is supposed to give me low pings, but I only get 20Gb(I think) a month download allowance. since the advent of things like You tube and Iplayer, I usually come close to the limit and sometimes over it every month.

Surely this kind of Gaming is only going to exacerbate this issue?

0
0

Downfall writer praises Hitler rant net meme

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Blu Ray Vs HD-DVD was classic too

'nuff said.

0
0

Blogging vicar casts Tina Turner into hell

Metal Marv
Joke

There's only one song you need for a funeral....

Living in a Box, by Living in a Box!

0
0

Bank of America demands thumbprint from armless bloke

Metal Marv
Joke

Re: May I be the (probably) 52nd to say

would it be fair to say that you are going out on a limb then?

0
0

Google scrubs urinating woman from Street View

Metal Marv
Joke

On holiday?

Surely this is Just Paula Radcliffe on holiday? :-D

0
0

Dawkins' atheist ad campaign hits fundraising target

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Over 200 Comments!

That's gotta be an El Reg record hasn't it?

No other topic is as guaranteed to incite people to voice their opinions as much as religion does :)

0
0

Brit chemist conjures smell of outer space

Metal Marv
Happy

Good news everyone!

What no Futurama references to the Smell-o-scope???

0
0

US military offered flying hover car bike

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

Unreal

Almost as cool as the Manta Hoverbike from Unreal Tournament 2004, and UT3. Now if I can just get one with some cool guns and get it to "Pancake" People then I'll be a happy bunny :D

0
0

Anatomy of a malware scam

Metal Marv
Thumb Down

Other Variations

I have just had to remove this and other Variations of this from my Dads 2 PCs. I have installed Avast on his machine in the past and had him run Ad-aware or Spybot regularly to keep the crap down, but this malware targets a large cross section of the public that aren't that computer savvy.

What I found on my dads PCs was that it had actually disabled automatic updates for windows and had disabled the updates for avast, so that even if you ran a scan it wouldn't detect it. To get round it I had to run the Online Scanner from ESET, then manually re-enable windows updates and Avast, then Once avast was updated it was able to remove a lot more of the problem software. But I was still being faced with a big Red Biohazard logo saying my "privacy was in danger", displayed on the desktop. I found an Excellent guide to removing Malware over at Majorgeeks and followed that, and now both machines are running a lot sweeter. But I do wonder if I might just be better off reformatting and re-installing, just to be sure.

Think I am going to get dad to use a different browser like firefox or opera too from now on.

0
0

The IT Crowd goes west

Metal Marv
Thumb Up

There are some good episodes in the second series too....

I quote : "You wouldn't steal a handbag. You wouldn't steal a car. You wouldn't steal a baby. You wouldn't shoot a policeman. And then steal his helmet. You wouldn't shit in his helmet. And then send it to the policeman's grieving widow. And then steal it again! Downloading films is stealing. If you do it, you will face the consequences. "

LMAO :)

0
0

Net shoppers bullied into being Verified by Visa

Metal Marv
Thumb Down

A pain in the Arse

It is extremely irritating to use as well, especially if you don't use it often. There are sooo many sodding systems that require passwords now, and not just any password, you usually have to make it super long and with numbers in it to make it "unique". All that does is make it longer to type in and means I end up using the same password for multiple systems in a bid to try and remember it!

Bloody Sarb-Ox regulations!

0
0

Sony sells 1m PS3s in UK

Metal Marv
Coat

@Mark

The Wii has some very well thought out games, that lean a lot more towards the replay factor for various age groups with an approach to a unique control style. To compare Mario to Ratchet & clank is short sighted at best, and downright ignorant at its worst. I own both consoles and get more than enough hours of play out of both systems(more on the wii currently ;) ). But I won't touch a Xbox 360 with a barge pole tbh. so I gues its Horses(or donkeys) for courses really, try before you buy folks....I'll get me coat now.

0
0