58 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 15:55 GMT
More a TV remote simulator than a game
From various reviews, I have trouble understanding why you are even being asked to press buttons - everything just plays out more or less the same anyway, apart from a couple of decisions near the end.
Doesn't sound like much difference between this and e.g. choosing which of the endings from I Am Legend you'd rather watch. What's the point?
I haven't heard anyone say the story's particularly good either, which seems to be a fairly major failing when there's no actual gameplay to speak of.
Re: Regardless of the merits of the Apple patent
Nope. They should have filed before showing it in public - it's their own stupid fault.
Someone shows off an idea before patenting it, especially something as trivially-copyable as this, people then incorporate it into their own products. The "innovation" wasn't protected at the time they gave everyone else the idea - sounds like they didn't really care about keeping the idea to themselves much.
boo fucking hoo
Whining crap unsurprisingly pushed by those who are out to get the BBC anyway.
What a load of bollocks.
I just bought one of those Samsungs for £150 delivered. Which seems like a ridiculous bargain to me.
It's a really lovely little object, kind of wish I could just have it out on the desk rather than stuck away in the tower...
Looks pretty good
Never played a Tomb Raider game, but tempted by this. Dishonored still the big game of the year for me...
Also, can someone show this trailer to those mouth-breathing self-abusers in the IO Interactive marketing department? Give them a kick in the genitals while you're at it please.
Re: No thanks
The 4/4S at least had the saving grace (to my mind) that they were really beautiful objects. The white one of these is (again, to my mind) an extremely ugly bodge job, apparently change for the sake of it. If these are the real thing, then it's a major, major misstep in terms of looks.
"cheap plastic case" - they're using the exact same material as HTC are for the One X, just with a gloss rather than matt finish.
Personally I don't like the rubbery feeling HTC used to use, but it's just horses for coconuts.
Bloke brought one of these into the office this afternoon having found the last shop in town with any in stock. It feels really, really nice in the hand. I'm very impressed, and even more tempted than I was before. It's weird, because it's apparently heavier than the One X (just), but there's definitely something in the ergonomic claims Samsung have been making. It really somehow feels a lot thinner and lighter than it actually is - but still solid.
I like it a lot.
I thought there was a new sensor? It's the same size, pixel-wise, but seems to be a better chip, and also has back-side illumination now. Which I assume is good.
Going to have to go and play with this one before thinking about buying. First impression is that I'd rather stick with my Note for now and wait for the (surely inevitable?) sequel, but I'm sorely tempted by the S3 the more I see of it.
Counter Strike Ground Force?
Charlie Dimmock takes on the terrorists is it?
Sounds close enough to malware to me, certainly close enough to make sure I avoid installing anything tainted by it.
Quite. I got the mail, it said something like "you're already getting our top speed", so I automatically assumed someone had sent the mail to the wrong distribution list rather than they were going to give me free stuff. Then shortly afterwards I got the other mail confirming it.
Not exactly earth-shattering, no.
"Unlocking the screen by pressing the power button takes over a second which means I quite often switch it off again before it offers the unlock pattern."
Apparently this is because it's waiting to see if you're going to do a double press, which activates the vlingo voice command stuff. There was someone on xda-developers who was talking about deactivating this, but as it doesn't bother me I haven't kept up with whether they did or not. Might be worth a look there if it's a problem for you.
As for the notification, have you tried NoLED? It's on the market now, might be what you're after.
My only real issue with the phone is the voice commands - the voice dialling (the only bit I ever use) is terrible, at least over bluetooth, compared to the Galaxy S. I often find myself having to cancel it and start again as it tries to ring someone random instead of who I asked for. As this never happened on the old phone I'm pretty sure it's not my speech that's the issue.
Ohhhh yes it is!
It is pressure-sensitive, apparently it's using a Wacom digitiser thing. Using S-Memo lines get thinner and thicker depending on how hard you press - it's more obvious with the paintbrush brush style though, maybe you didn't change it? I find it pretty nice for doing little sketches, control and sensitivity is not bad at all to my mind. Not up to full-on Wacom tablet standard, but pretty decent nonetheless, and I like the immediacy of moving the pen on the same surface as the actual picture.
Also, hold down the button on the pen then "long click" the screen, it takes a screenshot which you can then annotate.
It's a bloody brilliant phone, tablet, whatever, thing. Very pleased with it indeed.
"Planet Earth is white,
so let's cover it in shite" ?
Thanks - wasn't bothering me enough to go trying to find out how to change it, but now it's been pointed out...
Much better :)
RBS site is working fine here on Windows (XP and 7, 32 and 64 bit) with FF4. Although I haven't installed the Rapport "security" thing - maybe it's that?
Given the demonstrable utter incompetence shown by "NetSec's founder", I'm not massively inclined to believe his interpretation of statements given by some consumer support line.
(Fail is for him, not you, btw.)
"creativity and game innovation"
Honestly, someone who worked on Codblops is whining about "creativity and game innovation"? You could always try putting some into the game, you know. Maybe people would like it.
Or is he saying the reason it's so utterly inane and by-the-numbers is because they weren't allowed to put any innovation into it?
People's Republic of Android
"Samsung's presence in North Korea pushes Android to account for almost 80 per cent of all mobile browsing there"
Is this a joke at Sarah Palin's expense? Or is Kim Jong Il really updating his Facebook with a Galaxy S?
Does nobody there buy any of Samsung's other phones? It's not like they don't have plenty of other OS options to choose from if they have to buy Samsung.
Who copied who?
"The ePub-compatible e-book app looks strikingly similar to Apple’s iBooks in oh, so many ways, though there’s no on-line store attached directly."
If it's the same app as on the Galaxy S, then it's based on Aldiko, which apparently came out months before iBooks.
Was vaguely interested in one of these, but a combination of price plus Samsung showing off one with a Super AMOLED screen recently has muted that somewhat. So maybe rather than probably now...
P.S. there's a thumbs up and a thumbs down, but nothing which indicates ambivalence I can see. Another sign of the disgusting reduction of all choices into black or white infecting our society etc. etc. and so on. Do you guys write the scripts for Bioware?
not to be another pedant.
Bollocks, who am I kidding. Pedantry ahoy.
99.99% is not the same as 0.9999...
99.99% of 10,000 is 9999
0.9999... * 10,000 is 10,000
(picture because, um, I like the moustache?)
We seem to have managed the daughter reset
...by having ours run around like a maniac all day Saturday dressed as a witch. Had to go and wake her up on Sunday even with the extra hour. I heartily recommend it if you have the stamina to keep up.
"the twist has to be experienced for its pure ability to blindside you"
Seriously? I find it very hard to believe anyone didn't see it coming a mile off - it was blatantly obvious from about the second dream sequence onwards (leaving Taris, I think). I distinctly remember waiting for the payoff for something like 10 hours of gameplay.
Still, great game. It has to be said I wouldn't _honestly_ count it as "retro" though. Is there really that much difference between it and, say, Dragon Age apart from graphics?
My thoughts exactly.
Not any more
They've just stated on the forum thread that the people who installed JM1 via Kies haven't invalidated their warranty.
"We’ve looked into this issue in more detail and want to clarify the position with regards to downloading the JM1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S.
Customers who are prompted to download the official JM1 software through the Samsung Kies PC sync software will not invalidate their warranty.
The prompt for the update is currently being sent to customers who have a handset running the open market version of the software (version I9000XXJF3). These handsets will have come from our initial stock, and were made available to ensure our customers could get the device from us as soon as possible. "
Everyone who's got VF-branded firmware won't get the update until VF have finished making a mess of it. Lucky I got one of the early ones I suppose. Sounds like this was probably someone in the forum mod team getting confused.
mass storage mode
No need to go through Kies - mass storage mode works fine for file transfer. Win7 x64 user.
Just need to remember to mount the SD from the phone GUI - it's a two-step process. Plug in, then bring down the notification bar, hit the USB connection notification and choose "mount". Hey presto, two removable drives in Windows.
blarg rarg barg
Maybe they were taken by Terrahawks. Wasn't that on Mars?
Fair enough, whine away :)
that off side was ignored
Which offside? The one where Iniesta was played onside by (I think) Van Bommel from Torres' attempted pass, or the one where Iniesta was about six feet behind Mathijsen from Fabregas' pass?
"book availability may vary"
Well, I don't know about anyone else, but for me it varies between "book not available" and "book not available".
I can't find a single thing I can actually buy, so unless it's just my account they don't like, I don't see the point in making the app available on the UK market.
Well, I like 'em.
The logo's still shit, but these are a lot better than I thought they would be. Far better than yet another fluffy fucking lion in a running kit or whatever that prick in the Torygraph would have preferred.
I like the names too. Event mascots that sound like bit-parters from the League of Extraordinary Gentleman are long overdue. They also have a good connection to the UK's Olympic/Paralympic past (Much Wenlock games, Stoke Mandeville).
The honourable (?) member for Narnia
The man's a fucking mentalist with barely a passing connection to reality anyway - it doesn't surprise me he doesn't care whether or not his constituents want their children displayed on his promotional material or not.
"You can't do that"
So HTC buys the Palm IP and sues Apple for whatever infringements they can dig up. There will be some.
And eventually everyone comes to a cosy cross-licensing agreement, which stymies Apple's plans. The only reason they're going after HTC rather than anyone else is that HTC can be got at. With Palm's IP available they've got more ammunition to tell Apple where to go.
Well said that man.
How it should be done, no?
Makes sense to me: as soon as you're aware of a problem, cop to it and take whatever action you can. An improvement in their PR capabilities at least.
Obviously, not as good as making sure there's no unencrypted personal data lying around in the first place, but better than hiding behind a "no comment" wall for a bit.
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