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"Star Wars: The Old Republic flies onto UK shelves tomorrow, 15 December."
Actually, I'm pretty sure, according to the heavily marked calander in the kitchen, the pre-booked day off and endless adverts on every gaming site everywhere, that it's the 20th it's released.
Reminds me a little of The Void on PC - surreal first person adventure with lots of cryptic stuff going on.
Also, can we *please* see some decent Android games being reviewed in iGamer, although I appreciate the very name makes this request unlikely to be fulfilled.
What the hell does "insufficient facts" mean?
Fact 1 - The PS3 originally shipped with OtherOS active.
Fact 2 - Some people bought the PS3 with the intent of using the OtherOS.
Fact 3 - Sony removed the functionality of OtherOS with no recompense to the people in fact 2
Fact 4 - The people in Fact 2 were given the option of losing their ability to play new PS3 games or losing OtherOS.
How many goddamn facts do you need?!
While it looks pretty good, without good developer support, it's going to be in serious trouble. I bought a 3DS a couple of months back and there's hardly been any decent games for it and the few that do exist are horrifically overpriced, even via Amazon.
Was actually thinking about trading it in and picking up an Xperia Play.
Seemed to go on for a hell of a lot longer to me.
If it's the best selling video game of all time ever ZOMG, why is it none of my large group of Teemspeak associates will touch the thing with a 10ft pole?
...that's a metric fuckton of ice.
People do not write things on Twitter. They type complete bollocks on Twitter, as long as it's under 140 chars.
Not exactly a glowing endorsement then.
So the Red Cross are against me killing people in online gaming but are cool with RAMPANT ANIMAL CRUELTY?
I shall now say something that has never been said before and will never be said again: Where are PETA when you need them?
So the contractors could, in fact, spend the entire time playing on a colossal Doom LAN, be paid £2bn to do so and it won't matter a damn because the project's been scrapped?
I'm seriously in the wrong line of work.
I remember Rodland - you played some sort of pixie girl with giant pink hair if memory serves....
Did *anyone* managed to find all the different coloured gems? There was always *one* I was missing and it was bloody aggrivating.
One thing I regret about this game and Bubble Bobble was that I never had the chance to try multiplayer.
...and given it's running Win Phone 7 .5, that's one hell of an achievement.
Exploding science is the best kind of science. Looking forward to this episode.
I can safely say that I have never had to put a set of headphones on a vagina. I have however, heard rumours of female colleagues experimenting with the vibrating bone conductor though....
....and will be heaved over the side the next opportunity we get.
Just wait for the crims to start bragging about their shiny new gear in Twitter.
Are we talking about the Dire Wolfs from Battletech with dual PPCs and an LRM40 rack?
Good luck hunting one of those.
A team did manage to successfully clone a mammoth but then the scientists got one-shotted by a pissed off giant.
9. Psion palmtops
I laughed my ass off at the limerick. XD
This is so unbelievably geeky - I MUST HAVE ONE!
"We need to have another operating system"
"We need to have another operating system"
"We need to have another operating system"
WHY? Seriously, what is this new magical operating system going to do that WebOS was incapable of doing?! Or are you just going to buy up another perfrectly good OS to torpedo *that* as well?!
Jesus Christ, please tell me HP managers aren't allowed to breed otherwise the overall intelligence of the human race is going to drop a few notches in a couple of generations.
It's probably because I play a lot of violent video games and therefore have no empathy any more. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to torture small children and cute fuzzy animals.
They set fire to themselves. Most convenient.
Certain equipment has restrictions depending on how far you've gone with either Light/Dark conversation choices (for example, one of the equipment vendors in Dromund Kaas would only sell me a set of gloves if I met the Dark I criteria). I also believe that later dialogue choices also have Dark / Light options, again, once you've met specific ranks.
So it's like Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, with 3 twitches and a nod for "Timmy's fallen off a cliff" & 2 twitches and a croak for "Oh boy, free lunch!"
After all the American Dr Who movie featuring Paul McGann was a fantastic, well scripted film that paid all due care and homage to the series.
(Your new sarcasm detectors are in the post, sorry about the overload.)
Maybe we could implement it on a country-wide scale and call it a National Program for IT 2, because the first one worked out really well, didn't it.
Do I need to spell out the connection?
Now the next time the girl in your life accuses you of having wandering hands, you've got someone to pin the blame on.
...like UbiSoft, for example.
It could look like Mango.
The "Driller" and "Total Eclipse" games for the 8-bits, using one of the first true 3D engines at the time, called Freescape. The movement in the games was glacial at best and it a long time for the character to turn around....
....but's from slow, small scale stuff that comes the likes of Skyrim and Battlefield. I'm not saying that 3D today is awesome (because frankly Avatar was fine in 2D for me and Conan 3D got on my nerves after a while) but it's only by building on existing technology that we get new technology.
So does chutney cause cancer or not?!
By analysing Twitter, we can deduce that stupidity travels faster than the speed of sound, using a set of particles known as morons.
'twas in Doom 2. It was a Spider Mastermind and a CyberDemon (I think, it's been a while). I liked the level where you had a Baron of Hell giving a lecture to a room full of soldiers. Walk in, Baron spots you, carnage ensues.
Hmmm, I dunno if I can really see Doom and it's ilk with the same hint of nostalgia.
Wolfenstein 3D, for me at least was an exercise in frustration - no maps, no easy way of finding hidden sections of wall aside from just spamming the use button everywhere and the shared ammo system for every weapon meant that once you had the next one up (e.g. machine gun to chain gun) you never used it's predecessor again.
Doom 1 was good for the reasons stated in the article, although sadly I never got to play deathmatch. Doom 2 was a mixed bag for me. It seems like the level designers had a lot more fun this time around, with lots of evil tricks (e.g. a plasma rifle beneath a huge slab of falling rock should you attempt to pick it up, turning the demons against each other). That said, there were some glaring issues with it - certain levels were nothing more than meat grinders without much strategy or design involved. Only one new weapon was added and some of the new creatures were just downright annoying (the resurrecting, flame spamming Archvile springs to mind).
It wasn't until Doom 3 that I genuinely felt The Fear, playing with the sound up and lights down. It seemed like more thought had gone into creating a realistic space environment, harking back to Doom 1 and then a lot more thought had gone into making afforementioned environment as laundry soiling as possible. The business with the endless keypads and numbers was a bit much.
Nokia used to have some amazing phone diversity and were always ready to try a different riff on a design. If all they can do now is crank out generic blackslab after generic blackslab, either due to Winphone restrictions or other factors, they are doomed. The Nokia name won't be enough to carry them against Samsung, Apple & HTC.
...weren't the only one...
This isn't the first time Tom Watson has spoken up on behalf of games. I vaguely recall his name being mentioned in the Manhunt 2 debacle with a pro-gamer view.
It's strange to find an MP that actively champions a cause I have an interest in.
...but how is it at frying Allied tanks and people called Tanya?
I'm about to spend tonight on the couch as I post this,
Inherently unlikely I know, but would this thing be emitting any sort of external radiation at all? It would be shame if any Martian sand-plankton got fried as soon as Curiousity scooped it up. I'm just curious* as to how they get the heat circulation without the issue of radiation.
...the other angle is the economic one. Once the bacteria enters mainstream production, the price of oil will nosedive spectacularly. For countries whose currency is closely linked to oil values, such as the USA and Middle East, the effect will be much like a European country suddenly discovering it can't actually pay back its loans.
Interesting times await ahead but I wish I could see them from a less invested point of view.
You should have seen the kerfuffle that happened when I had Iron Maiden on the radio.
Neatly hits the nail on the head.
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