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8 posts • joined 10 Jun 2008

Sega celebrates two decades of Sonic the Hedgehog

s0mmie
Happy

Without Googling...

I believe the Sonic 2 level select cheat was 19, 65, 09, 09 and 17. Correct mr if I'm wrong. The Sonic 1 level select was up, down, left, right, ABC+Start. Unless you wanted to access debug mode, then it was up, C, down, C, left, C, right, C, A+Start. That also unlocked the ability to perform a soft reset by pausing and pressing A. Good times!

Happy Birthday Sonic!

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Microsoft boots modders off Xbox Live

s0mmie

Most gamers are honest.

The reason that the PS3 hasn't been modified is, I would wager, that there is no need to modify it.

The primary function of modchips is, in general, not to play pirated games, that's simply a side-effect. The primary function of a modchip is to disable the region protection on the console to allow for legally purchased import games to play, and since all PS3 titles are region-free, there is no need to develop a modchip for it.

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GTA guide hints at fifth edition

s0mmie

Vice City

Yeah, my money is on it being Vice City. Although Grand Theft Auto: Vice City came out after GTAIII, it wasn't GTAIV, rather a game based on the same basic engine and universe. The same could apply here.

Take the GTAIV engine and setting, create a new city as DLC/installable/stand-alone, and enable flights to and from it from the airport in Liberty City. Could be awesome.

Anyway, point is, GTAIII had two sequels before GTAIV came out, so for Rockstar to say there isn't yet going to be a GTAV does not mean that the GTAIV story is over quite yet.

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Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

s0mmie
Gates Halo

My experience with 9.10

I did a clean install of 9.10 and everything worked. I encountered one small problem in that the speakers on my laptop would make an intermittent popping sound every 5-10 seconds. A quick search on the Ubuntu forums solved the issue straight away.

I needed to install some extra drivers to get my wireless working, but Ubuntu detected my wireless card and found the correct drivers for me automatically and the whole process from detecting, to download and install, to reboot took less than 2 minutes.

I have been using Ubuntu on and off since 5.04 and this is without doubt the best version yet.

I would say don't be put off by this article if you're thinking of trying Ubuntu. You may have a few teething problems, but there's always the option to try the Live CD first without installing anything, or you can install it without changing your Windows partition at all, so there's no risk. If you do a full install and have problems, the Ubuntu forums are an awesome place to get help and support and almost any problem you have, the chances are someone else has already had and solved it, and posted the solution there.

I can't recommend 9.10 highly enough.

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UK clamps down on bus-spotting terror menace

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Alert

Re: @Barrie Shepherd re. shotgun

"What if the shotgun has a green laser target pointer?"

Then may God have mercy on us all.

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UK developer trio accused of game plagiarism

s0mmie

Strange

If they had copied the visual style of Oblivion et al. then that would have been fine. Unoriginal, but fine.

Taking screenshots of someone elses game and passing it off as your own original work is not fine.

I don't understand why there's any debate or conflicting opinion on this.

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ASA slaps down Vodafone 'unlimited' data claims

s0mmie
Stop

Wait...

I don't get it.

If you use words that mighty possibly imply to some people that a restricted service is unlimited is bad.

However, if like many ISPs, you claim that a restricted service is unlimited by actually using the word "UNLIMITED" often in large, bright letters, that's okay?

....right.

I appreciate the ASA going after false unlimited claims, but haven't they picked the wrong target here?

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Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox extras delayed

s0mmie

Delays? *shrug*

As has already been mentioned, delays will happen. The 360 will still be getting DLC and the PS3 still won't.

As for 360 owners getting the "inferior" version of GTAIV, well, if "inferior" means that it doesn't require a mandatory 10 minute installation, has online that actually worked straight out of the box without the need for patches, works with all variations of the console and has extra content on the way, then I am perfectly happy with the so-called "inferior" version. :)

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