14 posts • joined Wednesday 25th April 2012 09:07 GMT
When someone in the media industry decides to offers digital movie downloads in a format that plays on my Linux XBMC based HTPC, then I will consider switching to a legal service.
Simple as that.
Re: Meh, too early for PS4
Agreed. I still have a huge backlog of great PS3 content to get through before I even consider buying a PS4. Even if PS3 game production ceased today, I probably still wouldn't be finished with my backlog until at least 2015.
This generation of gaming has been amazing for me. :)
Re: SingStar on PS3 XMB anyone?
The SingStar icon appeared without notification in a firmware update. If you're not seeing it, then maybe you didn't download the latest firmware?
I believe that it only affects European users, and may be further limited to specific regions, so this may be another reason that you might not see it.
You will be glad to know...
If it's like Nintendo's previous system, you can adjust the volume of the sound from the controller. The lower you set it, the louder it will be on the TV. At 100%, it won't come through the TV at all. If you turn it all the way down, the sound will come through the TV at full volume instead.
This is handy for those who play using closed headphones where hearing the controller would be difficult.
I paid £199 for the premium
"Suggested Price: £260 (basic) £310 (premium)"
I paid £199 for the premium on Amazon.
I got lucky and happened to hit the site during a pricing error in mid-September. The error was fixed literally minutes later when my friend tried to order one at that price. I half expected them to cancel it, but my order dispatched yesterday and it should be arriving tomorrow. :)
I would not have paid £310 for the Wii U (or £260 for the basic for that matter), but I do enjoy some Nintendo franchises.
The Wii version was very easy too; I don't remember ever dying in it.
Anyway, this is not a bad list of games. I want to get Okami HD, but I can't justify £15.99 as I already have the Wii version; I'm waiting for a discount.
The Unfinished Swan is an excellent (although very short) game too.
Re: Some thoughts for Mr Williams
"It's not THAT hard to find legal options for your entertainment needs."
Name me just ONE legal way to get TV and film content onto my Linux + XBMC based HTPC. Just ONE.
UPC five terabyte limit...
I wonder if that's the same UPC as we have in The Netherlands, who have an unspecified transfer limit imposed by a "fair use policy", who told me outright when asked that no-one has ever exceeded it, despite me once transferring 525 GB of in one month.
That was in 2006 too. These days they're not even phased when I download 85 GB of torrents in one evening, like I did earlier this week - and that's not even factoring in the upload traffic!
Great ISP. :)
A. Pay for film.
B. Download film.
C. Play film on my HTPC running XBMC.
It's so simple. Yet it is still impossible to this day. Piracy it is then.
Re: Consoles: Don't get it.
The one word answer is "Games".
A PC may be more powerful and flexible, but what good is that if it can't run Uncharted, Resistance, God Of War, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Heavy Rain, Journey, Mortal Kombat, and so many many more?
I'd estimate that about three quarters of my PS3 collection (97 games) never made it to the PC.
I just upgraded my PS3 hard drive yesterday to 1TB because I've managed to completely fill the 320GB drive that came with it with games (no media, I have a HTPC for that).
Tux, because he is the other reason I don't game much on my PC. :)
Re: Not Good, well maybe...?
TOM Blitz isn't that bad once you figure out that you can just forward your system clock to get free lives.
The recent bugs in the 1.50 update that gave out hundreds of lives and tens of thousands of crystals for free because it thought you'd been away for months (even though you only played the day before) helped a lot too.
I'm almost level 80, I've been at position 5 on the global leaderboard and I haven't spent a penny on the game.
Anyone remember "The Pit" in Penitentiary World?
The only way out was up, and the only means of getting there was to build a tower of blocks by placing them on top of each other. If you had no donuts, you'd have a robot to contend with whilst doing it too (which could knock down your tower if you're unlucky). And if you did reach the top, but exited in the wrong place, you'd immediately fall back in causing the blocks to reset and have to start all over again!
So much frustration, and so much relief when reaching the top after finally learning to avoid falling in in the first place
Finished it on C64, Amiga and Linux with all the crowns. Amazing game. :)
Am I the only person who remembers that 8-bit games were still made after 1984?
Bubble Bobble, Chips Challenge, Creatures I and II: Torture Trouble, Head Over Heals, Loopz, Mayhem In Monsterland, The Last Ninja I, II and III, Turrican I and II (and III if you count the unofficial Smash Designs 2004 release), Wizball...
To name just a few classic 8-bit games.
I know you can't put everything on a list of ten, but this list is severely lacking in terms of the 8-bit life time.
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- NASA signs off on sampling mission to Earth-threatening asteroid
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