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3130 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

The gaming habits of Reg readers revealed

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I think I did this

I think there is a lot of overlap, I use PC and console, also a handheld.

Also what is hardcore?

I play for a couple of hours a day and that is it, not interested in phone games, but I need my MP fix.

As to older players, experience does help, we not be as quick but we plan a lot more.

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The UK Energy Crisis in 3 simple awareness-raising pictures

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What did Millipede say?

I am not clicking on some NSFW Millipede clip, so can we have a summary of what he was spouting off.

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Re: I am scared

That people may actually vote for him!

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Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

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Re: They use product unplacement on French TV

That annoys me MORE than product placement

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A few thoughts

Advert makers

Sorry I quite like the work of Ridley Scott (Npy & Bicycle Hovis advert), also everyone likes Murray Walker. But then I am sure adverts were better quality and more entertaining then.

Product Placement

Depends on the show, I watched a couple of episodes about a find a racing driver contest big P at the beginning.

I stopped watching due to large black rectagles wobbling about on the cars, on the clothes ect ect. Look the programme mentions the game name, we all know what the hardware is and we know who makes 370Z STOP INSULTING US.

This is one of the most sickening things on UK commercial TV, they will hide a brand within a show, a real brand, like sponsorship on a car, then during the advert breaks pile us with shit.

Oh to upset shITV

GT Academy - a show where players of Gran Turismo competed for a chance to take part in an endurance race, and they blocked out

Sony

PS3

Nissan

Playstation

Gran Turismo

But shITV won, I stopped watching.

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Trip the fight fantastic

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Re: fah

Both KBM and twin stick controller as too comprised.

I use a pointer control system and analogue movement, so immersive and fun.

Can you have a gun shaped KB & M?

I can have a gun shaped controller holder if I wanted.

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Re: A few comments

Controllers

In 2011 I decided that the best controller for a first person shooter was Playstation Move, very natural to play with and easy to aim. You feel more that you are the character rather than controlling the character, only issue is are you Sev, Joe, or Chell? As to Portal 2, well it even lights up in the Portal gun colours, Portal is a puzzle game with FPS mechanics.

And you aim where you point, that is so logical.

Mouse is good but WASD is not, having a sprint button is not that logical so Gordon tends to walk a lot, at a fixed speed. (So most of my PC games are the same series!)

Left stick movement is good, right stick camera is not.

So I am happy with Move for shooting type games, analogue movement and pointer aiming.

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Review: Renault Zoe electric car

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Re: service

I DIY service, saves money

Oil I pay 30 to 40 for 4 x 4l cans of the stuff from the dealer

Cam belt kits about £100, every 40,000 miles.

Not a huge sum anyway

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Re: Offensive Manor

Well I supposed there are a couple which could be considered offensive to a certain preserved railway after a huge bustup.

But no issues with Lydham, Erlestoke or Hinton

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Re: Renault and electronics...

Small French cars

Are usually very good, better than their big ones.

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Re: Renault Flatulence

Well this little one seems OK, the older one well THAT name is too similar to breaking wind

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Renault Flatulence

I would NOT buy that one.

Be more careful with names.

VW have done this before as well.

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MasterCard stings PayPal with payment fee hike

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Re: JCB

Is it yellow with black writing?

What else will they get up to next?

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Re: Coming to a wallet near you...

I already have a paypal debit card. Very usefull

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Myanmar gets a taste of Chocolate Factory as Google search lands

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Never heard of the place

See title

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Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC

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Re: The worst system...

Like Democracy

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Re: Miranda Hart

You seem just a little obsessed with her?

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Re: Having a TV and TV Licence is not compulsory....

Actually one of the things I hate about Sky are the rules.

Their kit, phone lines, multiple subscriptions.

On/ITV Digital at least broke one of those with their CAM system, I had it for a year or so on my old Sony Wega IDTV, so I had Sonys idea of a user interface, I had a high quality (possibly best of that era) digital tuner of the old much missed Sony UK Digital TV group, I had a remote which was not lopsided - I HATE lopsided remotes. Pity there were only two channels in the £3 a month subscription we actually watched and dropped it when they dropped those channels.

As to cards, well 2 working PVRs, a TV, I would need 3 cards, and 2 CAMS - stuff that!

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Re: I spent a couple of weeks in the UK

I don't see those adverts, I skip them!

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Sky dishes

Well our row of houses more or less lines up with a row of social housing.

From the back garden, every social house has a Sky minidish. Private a few have Sky, a few no dish, I have a dish for Freesat and deliberately bought a bigger dish with a brand on it.

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Re: XCraptor viewers subsidising us

Very good point.

Just had a quick count up

On BBC I like a lot of the documentries, Not Going Out, Sky at Night, those Michael Portillo railway journeys, any travel documentries with Michael Palin, Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock, I leave our Humax HDR on BBC HD most of the time. Dramas Call The Midwife is quite good (next paragraph reminded me of a line about greased penguins)

I was channel hopping a week or so ago and ended up watching a programme on Penguins - it was great!

Even when it comes to mass market, Strictly is a much nicer programme than XCraptor (hmm catsuits). Soaps, I watch none so do I subsidise DeadEnders or am I paying for Portillo to travel around the UK by train?

Now ITV, Doc Martin is quite good as long as they resolve it rather than drag on, Downton Abbey was good but I feel it is now on a downslope sadly. I liked the Caroline Quentin Corshish prgramme even though she was annoying, (I love Cornwall - ancestors from there), oh shITV no need to block out the drinks brand, we all know you were blocking out Cornish Rattler.

I stopped watching GT Academy due to overly obtrusive car and overals logo blocking, yet the shITV logo which should have been blocked was left on, the blocked logos were the name of the game, the car manufacturer, the console the game plays on, and the company who makes the console and owns Polyphony Digital. Seeing cars driving around with rectangles on the sides, bonnet, sun strip, caused me to get ratty, so I deleted the schedules recordings.

My current shITV programme list is currently 0.

I could manage with the following channels only

BBC1 (local news), BBC1 HD, BBC HD, BBC News 24, Dave, best stuff off BBC2 and BBC4 goes on BBC HD and I much prefer HD for the good documentries. I would like 2 and 4 for the odd one missed.

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Re: NZ Has No TV Tax @Annihilator

If they had not done "The Voice" they could have afforded to carry on showing F1.

******* idiots in charge

F1 should also have been a TV rights protected sport

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Re: It's about choice

Err I don't think you can blame her for that. It is the EPG fee they pay and they have to to be on the Sky EPG

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Re: NZ Has No TV Tax @Annihilator

Example

here

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Re: It's about choice

Actually BBC have to pay Sky to go on the EPG

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Re: F1

Read up on RTL, Astra 1, and multiple LNBs

F1 is still free

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Microsoft issues manual on Brits to Cambridge exports

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Joke

It is when I fill up

Liquified Petrolium Gas - Propane

Still call them petrol stations though, or LPG stations where no petrol.

Oh and will tractor* owners keep their tractors out of the LPG area, I am so fed up of waiting for them to finish shopping.

* Diseasel engined cars (Borrowed from Rev W Awdry).

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The local ciders are worth drinking as well.

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Freeview suddenly UNWATCHABLE dross? It may just be a 4G test

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Re: Quality drop

So sad, especially when you remember the early days when BBC was running at quite high bit rates

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Re: Freeview unwatchable

Still some decent stuff on BBC.

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Quality drop

DTTV has dropped in quality a lot since it was introduced.

Originally the DTTV pictures were very similar to a decent DVD, now they are to be honest a bit poor.

Back around 2000 DTTV was the best picture you could get for the BBC in your house.

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Re: Why the downvote?

Just curious

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Long distance as well

I have had DTTV since 1999, via an early IDTV, tried subscription TV with a CAM, 2 channels worth having Carlton Food Network for my wife and Discovery Wings for me.

Went to a PVR as well after Ondigital went bump, never got a Monkey either.

All along I have been told no digital TV available at my house until switchover. I am probably at limit for Sutton, no other transmitters suitable (hills or power), I have a large aerial and a mast head amp, I will not be losing my TV reception for the few I do watch, and as far as I am concerned 4G WILL NOT put me out of pocket, if it does legal action happens.

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Drunk driving: No more dangerous than talking on handsfree mobe

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A few points

Tiredness is as bad as drink driving, drunk and tired is the real killer.

Phones and driving, not black and white, Stuck in a jam - no issue, going round a roundabout - well throw the book

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1 in 7 WinXP-using biz bods DON'T KNOW Microsoft is pulling the plug

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Re: Bespoke & Legacy

XP machine on next desk to me

Yes it does full screen command prompts, used it yesterday to set up a system for dot matrix printing (as I didn't migrate that edit screen)

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Re: Bespoke & Legacy

So XP is the latest OS for a lot of software

Vista lost full screen command prompts.

Netbios removal

Netbios

No need to remove them - they just like to force things

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Re: IE6

Actually they tend to have the latest Firefox/Chrome ect

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Re: Supprised companies on XP

My car is a 2001 model, and I do not like the stying of many current cars, and the only ones I like are too expensive.

BTW it is more reliable than a newer BMW at work

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Re: Supprised companies on XP

It works for them, why replace?

Small businesses have more important things to spend money on.

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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QEDIT/TSE

I used to love the DOS version, used it for years with Clipper code

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

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Re: Death

Bacon Ham Sausage

I am unusual in not liking bacon or ham and only liking butcher sausages and hot dog ones.

Just remembering the nice ones they did last year, stilton ones were nice - worked well with the pork

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Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

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Mubi?

All I get is a link to 1 film.

No menus, nothing, not navigable on a PC

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Re: More people will see via TPB

Of course they won't watch it until then, it is on the eco system of ONE games console, no DVD, no streaming elsewhere, nothing.

Doesn't appeal to me, but good luck to them.

Straight to DVD, at least anyone without an Xbox can see it.

But if a film of this type is any good usually you hear a buzz.

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More people will see via TPB

They have now got the advertising, but many people will not see it until it is on the usual sites

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Proto Steam box may feel your arousal, hints Valve daddy

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Re: The next generation of consoles

It is the here and now.

Why would I want to stream a film in lower quality than a BluRay which I can buy for under £10 from Asda? And I can keep it.

Good idea, it will sell, but no idea how well. Valve are not stupid.

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Re: Good idea but

I know but I already have most bases covered with this combination.

Basically I cannot play any Italian Plumber games or a couple of shooters.

Apart from moving Steam into the living room, is there anything else?

I do like the idea, will be tempted but PS4 would take priority for me.

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Interesting times ahead

I will be very intrigued to see what this box is.

What OS?

Will it be SSD?

Control options?

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Stop knocking Move!

Play Portal 2 on PS3 with the Sixence motion control patch.

Oh look my Move controller is a portal gun!

Even the correct colours.

I do like the colour matching on Move games Gold on Resistance 3 to match the Chimeras eyes. Red on Killzone 3 to match the Helghast goggles. Now Portal 2.

I find that the knockers have basically never played a well supported decent Move game.

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Good idea but

What will it do my PC and PS3 cannot?

Already play Steam games on the PC and Portal 2 on PS3

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Torvalds asks 'Why do PC manufacturers even bother any more?'

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Re: Torvalds

Go by image size

Well we all know that you need a bigger diagonal with widescreen, this is why the 25" TV was replaced by the 32" 16x9 TV, same vertical height.

A 24" W/S TV looks small compared to a 24" 4x3.

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