Does the opposite for me too
When I play video games I forget to play video games.
1529 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
When I play video games I forget to play video games.
People use PS3s for gaming now?
Why do governments and companies insist on listening to these whiny, self-important overprotective people? It's really not rocket science to look at a browsers page history and if your juvenille-delinquent-in-training has been looking at something they shouldn't have been, then take their damn computer away. Want to know why the web is full of messed up shit? It's because people are messed up shit and like it or not, your precious little angel is one day going to wake up to the fact that s/he is messed up shit, just like his/her parents.
Now piss off back to the Daily Mail forums where your kind is tolerated.
That's just crazy talk.
...but can it print an actual pint?
Why is it that only the Japanese government is willing to annoy Sony in this way whereas Sony Europe is willing to just shove its services back up with a promise that (for all we know) could be so much smoke and mirrors?
You help keep me employed in my audiology clinic.
Can anyone else hear a heavily armed Navy SEALs team choppering into position?
Take Heroes of Newerth as an example.
This is a game filled with some of the most wretched and evil people I have ever played with (and this is coming from someone who played EvE Online). Trolls, griefers and asshats are a growth industry in this game and woe betide any poor newbie that makes a mistake. A system such as the one described by Gabe would do wonders for this game and could be surprisingly simple.
The reductions should only be reserved for players who really go the extra mile to help the community, with guides, a popular and helpful forum presence, etc, not the "10 clan mates allow Y to play free". As for the price increases, putting this in the hands of the players would be like handing primates the key to the shit slinging factory. No, the way I would see it working is in the hands of GMs and so on - a player that has verified and repeated reports of griefing or being a rude and arrogant fuckwit gets to pay more. If his behaviour improves, the price comes back down.
Why-fi instead of a Bluetooth or proprietary connection?
I bet the CIA operatives are busy analysing those videos in miniute detail, maybe even rewatching them several times to make sure they didnt miss anything
Weapons of Masturbation.
Bring on The Witcher 2.
Really should get that rash checked out. Could be catching.
I'm just surprised the vouchers can be used for anything other than extremely disturbing pornography, given where they're being posted.
Maybe its nothing at all to do with the network downtime and people are simply jumping ship because they don't trust Sony with their data anymore?
You should be thanking my species, after all, those red-haired hotties have to come from *somewhere* =p
Unless you live in a remote part of Wales or Scotland.
A song by Johnathon Coulton called "I'm Your Moon". It's kind of a love song sung by Pluto's moon Charon. It's also awesome.
Just wiki it.
...but what's the supervillan angle on this piece? I can't really see it unless these things are burrowing around in a tank of quicksand; each with lasers strapped to their heads, as a besuited spy is slowly lowered in.
I'm not entirely sure why Microsoft has done this, let alone splashed out 8.5 billion on this.
It's effectively obsoleting their Messenger and Lync services, given that Skype has a pretty robust text based talk system, in addition to the phone capabilities. It's also going to cause friction with carriers that Microsoft are trying to persuade to take up more Windows smartphones. Then there's the question of revenue as well - a relatively small percentage of Skype's users pay for the additional features of the service and while it could be argued that advertising will bring in some funds, it's also going to drive people away as well.
Sold my almost new PSP-3000 to a local Game store. Got peanuts for it.
You're not allowed to put a gate in it but it has a hole big enough for next door's Rottweiller to get through.
Wrong candidate. I suspect that Sony would hire the wannabe samurai that keeps running around in his underpants and yelling.
"This was a triumph
I'm making a note here: huge success
It's hard to overstate my satisfaction
We do what we must, because we can
For the good of all of us
Except the ones who are dead
But there's no point crying over every mistake
You just keep on trying til you run out of cake
And the science gets done
And you make a neat gun
For the people who are still alive....."
GLaDOS is a fantastic singer.
Rad Bradbury pointed out the hazards in this in his short story "Marionettes Inc". End with a broken marriage and someone getting buried alive.
And I was worried for a second there that an unconvicted, untried suspect didn't have rights any more.
If they think they have trouble with PC piracy at the moment, wait until they start putting out DVDs.
I can see it now, a montage of clips that make the "You wouldn't steal a...." warning seem like an open invite to freetards everywhere. Or maybe they set off an EMP pulse at the end of each cinema screening, in order to fry anyone that might have recorded the film on their mobiles.
He builds a working death ray from his crappy LCD watch.
If only their customer data centres were as well secured as their PS3s......
So by the OP's logic, it's ok if critical patient information and medical details go missing because, hey, we're only human?
No. What happens when a hospital loses patient details is we get our bollocks nailed to the wall. When a multinational conglomerate does it, there's no accountability.
Even if they beefed up security now, the horse has now bolted to the Bahamas and is now racking up hay margaritas on my credit card.
...can vaporise a moose.
...than the special it was advertising in.
That "special" was f***ing atrocious. If Naylor had wanted to make an appalling Blade Runner/Corrie Street crossover then fine but why the hell did he have to bring Red Dwarf into it as well?
I will watch the first episode of this new series with a laser glare and if there's even the faintest whiff of turd about it I'm reaching for the remote.
...is going to be game availability.
While there are a number of good Android games out there, I would expect near PSOne levels of gaming from this thing, given that it is almost double the cost of a PSP. But, as I learned before my PSP's ignomious departure to a second hand store, having a game store and having a *well-stocked* game store are two very, very different beasties.
Other people that agree with me that The Sixth Sense was a dire film. I remember when the wretched thing came out in the cinema and everyone was saying "Oooo, what a clever plot twist". Now, umpteen dire films later, I can cheerfully point my finger and say that you only have yourselves to blame for encouraging him.
...that they never made the three prequels to Star Wars. I'm sure I would have remembered.
Are these vaccuum traversing sheep at a velocity of "x"?
...praying really, *really* hard that the little brat in the War of the Worlds (the one CONSTANTLY screaming at the tiniest little thing) would end up getting roasted, vaporised or processed into alien Super-Gro?
I'm glad to see all the shuttles found homes in museums and institutions. The thought of one rusting away on a scrap heap somewhere would have been awful.
....except for that bit of it currently sitting in a cell on suicide watch with all the rights of a convicted terrorist.
Thought it said "Sony buries hatchet in GeoHot in PS3 modding case."
Is the current technology suitable for cranial implantation in sharks yet?
...then I'm sure the average intelligence of the average human being would rise a few notches.
All this stuff is no doubt interesting but I need it converted into units I can understand. Perhaps El Reg could calculate this stuff in terms of Hamsters or KiloHamsters:
Everyone knows the running joke about how slow servers are often the fault of hamster power (for those that don't a) get on the interwebs sometime and b) it is centred around the server drawing power from a hamster wheel).
When I get a chance, I'll have to look into some proper numbers for it.
I must now use this phrase in everyday conversation.
Well, if wind is unreliable as a means of feeding the grid continually, why not develop some form of storage for electricity generated through wind power and tap into it as needed? For example, on blustery days, wind power can charge up the storage facility and once the facility is full, divert to grid and on slower days, draw energy from the storage facility.
It probably won't be feasible but it worked for me when I was playing Total Annihilation the other day.