177 posts • joined Tuesday 26th March 2013 11:37 GMT
I'm also a saddo with both, and so far the Xbox has seen more play with only Resogun on Sony's machine offering any thing close to fun. Forza and Dead Rising in contrast are surprisingly deep and use extra features such as SmartGlass and rumbling triggers intelligently. Dual Shock 4 is an improvement but still not as comfortable as Microsoft's controller, and having used a Vaio Pro's tpuchpad for the past few months I don't have much faith in that particular feature either.
On the horizon though I think Sony will have the finer roster of games
Re: My PS4 feels slicker and more refined than my PS3
Didn't Sony have a number of issues with the hardware and build, to an extent that it didn't actually do anything aside from look black and angular? I know all hardware launches have issues, but the mere presence of failures doesn't align with getting the hardware "spot on".
I'm still a bit puzzled as to what either console bring to the gaming table over their ageing forebears. At least with the 360 and PS3 they offered HD visuals aways from a PC, and the latter had a Blu Ray drive. Aside from a motion camera that appear to actually notice human beings and a touch pad on a controller, neither of the monolithic slabs of plastic are particularly compelling.
So huge congrats to both companies for selling such a large number of machines despite all of this.
That Office 365 ad has been there for months, so yes.
They're way ahead of you (briefly nsfw):
An interesting concept, but the lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling. I know most of the time ads are just
Absolutely no reason why anyone in the UK would pass their box through their Xbox in the UK (unless they only have a single HDMI input on their telly I spose) but I gave it a go with a Virgin TiVo box and a new ish Samsung telly and there was no juddering on either HD or SD channels. So it would seem to be a bit of a picky issue.
My postman has a bulging sack still.
Get rid of Windows Me.
A penny on top of the several hundred pounds we smartphone junkies fork out on a yearly basis? Do they think we're made of money or something?!
Never mind what it looks like, have they resolved the worries regarding it being all moist, sticky and possibly stinky once one slips inside?
I was dismayed when I fired up Unreal Championship on my original Xbox and it declared a patch was necessary. I've always been an avid PC gamer as well as a console player, but had relied on the latter for effortless gaming. The arrival of patches on consoles seemed to end that.
Patches on the PS3 and 360 were a pain in the wotsit, delaying play considerably (always more so on the former). I've had my Xbox One for a day now. The day one console patch took three minutes to download and install. I popped in the Forza disc and it installed and updated whilst I set up the Lovefilm app (Walking Dead season 2 has just landed folks). So long as you don't mind paying for a dribble of leccy and a few less square metres of polar ice cap, it'll download patches automatically.
Sure it's a pain, but at least it's less of an issue as it could be.
Scratching discs is another story of course, and something which has been a problem with all disc based consoles from the CDi onwards.
Boo to you. Some of these articles, whether they be about Who, canal barge spinny things, or lift shafts have been amongst the best that El Reg have featured.
And the IBM Power PC one in the 360.
Coming out where? Aside from your masked face hole, natch.
Ha ha. Windows Fisher Price. Genius.
Will this include opt out porn filters as well?
I think what irked so many regarding Apple maps was that Google maps was so unceremoniously dumped in favour of it. Whilst I agree that no mapping software is perfect, Google's offering at least had towns in the correct place (Leamington Spa was moved across two counties once Apple maps took over).
I guess it boils down to which country's government you want to snoop on you more. I think I'll go with the US, only because Obama will be too busy on the golf course to browse my juvenile ebay purchases (Transformers comics 150-175 arrive today!)
Apple maps remain comical in their inaccuracies. I'm still searching for the large lake that Apple maps promises is situated near to my home, and remain alarmed that my local hospital has been replaced by a forest.
No, they're just saying that you're either plugging it in wrong, or plugging it into the wrong thing.
I'm normally a fan of Mr Simm, but found his scenery gorging turn as the master utterly unconvincing. Why they didn't just stick with Jacobi once he got his memory back is beyond me.
I'm sure they look lovely sat below a mammoth telly, but neither Sony's Betamax nor Microsoft's V2000 lookalikes actually appear to offer any compelling games to play at launch. Both the latest Killzone and Forza look mighty purdy, but bring nothing new to the table. At least when the 360 arrived it justified forking out a few extra notes to demonstrate how amazing the HD telly could be with Geometry Wars: RE and PGR3. All this new gen seems to demonstrate is how laughably partisan gamers still are.
They need to grow more gem trees. That's how I managed to entice a chewnicorn into my garden.
Whilst I never got to use the 380Z, it sat proudly in the "computer cupboard" in my primary school in the mid to late 80s, alongside a couple of BBC B Micros and half a dozen ZX81s. The school had since purchased two RM Nimbuses, which had their own trolleys and dust covers. We would while away many a wet break trying to get past that room in Martello Tower with the rose window.
Bad for both MS and Apple, I hasten to add.
I'm rather partial to Remembrance of the Daleks and Survival, which demonstrate what a nifty Doctor McCoy could be when he was given a decent script. Mind you, I quite like the one where he defeats Bertie Bassett with a bottle of lemonade so maybe I'm not the best judge.
Re: I don't get it...
"OK there was a security breach, but that wouldn't give access the passwords; **no-one** stores passwords in plaintext."
If SimCity has taught me anything, Microwave and nuclear fusion power stations give one the most spark per simolean. So long as you have natural disasters and the like switched off, natch.
Come on Tim!
Mr Cook using his powers for good.
Just to check, I've powered up an old IBM ThinkPad sporting a 486 DX4 and Windows 98 SE. The battery no longer works, but I'm typing this post on the whirring old thing. I may even try and get X-Wing running on it (the only game I still have the floppies for).
Take that lawyer scum!
For a lump of canine crap, that latest Nokia handset sure does take purdy pictures y'all.
Indeed it would, if this spat had anything to do with Microsoft.
Having visited Los Angeles I can see why a garage would be seen historically insignificant.
Whilst I don't doubt that the title was pure clickbait, the smugness that Apple, its employees and fans spout about the superior quality of its products it is very difficult not to feel a little bit of glee when they have issues. Furthermore it makes a change for Apple to admit to such faults, normally they blame it on their loyal flock using the product incorrectly.
Lucky you. My work iphone 4S is 18 months old and the battery barely lasts a day with only a few calls and the odd email.
Re: Apple TV
Why would the M7 chip be required in an Apple TV? My understanding was it syphoned off the gyroscope and accelerometer workload from the A7. How would that benefit a telly box, unless it was flung around the room for hitherto unexplored reasons?
They're not the ones spouting guff about being a force for good.
Well their waste paper basket is out soon, so maybe they'll release a Mac Mini shaped like a toothbrush.
My favourite bit in Top Secret is when the station pulls away from the train.
Linux, ARM, CERN. All fine American institutions.
Really? You must be using it wrong.
As most phones are being robbed by miscreants on bicycles, I'd venture that Oxford Street is a far less wise place to whip out your iphone than the Tube.
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