* Posts by sabroni

2409 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Nintendo Wii U launch and pricing disclosed

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Re: What I want to know is...

probably because they want to charge you again to download them. That's how gameboy games work on 3DS...

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Re: "it's probably even further out of date in terms of hardware than the Wii was at launch"

>>their previous product barely bloody works<<

In what way doesn't it work? I've had one since launch and it works fine.

>>its library of games are crap,<<

I disagree, I have a massive pile of wii games, a lot of them wii exclusives. Xenoblade and Rhythm Paradise are two relatively recent ones not available on any other platform.

I am trying to understand your viewpoint, but shouting "it's crap" doesn't really give me much to go on...

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Re: "it's probably even further out of date in terms of hardware than the Wii was at launch"

Greg, you sound like you just want another 360/ps3 style console. Nintendo Wii is different to those two and wii U will be different to ps4/720. That's a good thing, not a big problem. Why should Nintendo fret about trying to get the "hardcore" market back when they can make money from the family friendly market and offer an alternative? And why do you sound so angry that there's an alternative product rather than 3 very similar ones in different branded boxes?

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Re: Wii U

Nintendo are talking a lot about "asymetric gaming". The player with the tablet has a different role in the game to the players with wii motes. The hands on preview on here

http://www.reghardware.com/2012/06/08/hands_on_with_nintendo_wii_u/

has an example of this in the Animal Crossing Sweet Day game. The tablet user controls two chasing characters, one with each joystick, with the map they're using on the tablet, while the other users use wiimotes and play on the telly.

For single player the ability to keep playing a game on the tablet if someone else wants to watch the telly is quite cool, but that will presumably only be available on games that don't already dedicate the tablet for a specific in game function...

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Re: As the Emperor nearly said to Mozart

Look at the iPad. Non techy people find touch screens pretty easy to use, and now they have them on their phones it's a lot less daunting.

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Re: Pointless

Yeah, mine still gets used, currently playing "Pandora's Tower" and "Rhythm Paradise" (which is very good though not as awesome as the gba original) having completed "The last story" (which was ok) and "Xenoblade" (which was great, put in 100+ hours on that, excellent use of the hardware too). And of course it's a much more reliable iPlayer than the ps3 (though neither is bulletproof, at least the wii has the good grace to crash properly rather than still running the audio with a big box over a black screen saying "No connection" like the ps3 reliably does after 5 minutes of any watching anything).

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Google+ claims 100 million 'active' users

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Re: Craigness

From the article: At the start of 2012, Google quietly began opting every new user signing up to Gmail directly into Google+

I guess that would explain the numbers.

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@JDX

Judging by the article it looks like an active user is someone who's using gmail and didn't delete their google+ account...

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Re: It sure is.

Could it be no one mentions Microsoft's social network figures because they don't issue press releases going on about them?

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Google to axe IE 8 support, cuts off Windows XP lifeline

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@ TeeCee and TestMan

but Google Chrome installs itself into the users AppData folder, not a users program files folder, so surely my original statement that this is not the windows way is correct? The clue is in the name....

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@ Nick Ryan "this is the windows way"

no, it's not. It's the way Chrome gets round the (admittedly poor) windows security model. The windows way is to run an install program and stick the executable somewhere in the "program files" folder.

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HP boss Whitman: 'We have to offer a smartphone'

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Re: you only have to look a little bit to find it

Like evidence of the illuminati in contemporary pop videos, easy to find, doesn't make it true...

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Google offers tool to bridge Android and iOS app dev

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Re: Mono junk.

shit code is language agnostic.

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HTML5 still floundering in 'chicken and egg' era, says Intel

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Re: The browser from hell

is that the one that sends all your personal data to Google?

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@Anonymous IV

OTOH, who's more likely to know exactly how Windows is expecting a device driver to behave, a tiny usb device manufacturer or Microsoft? How many windows crashes are caused by "badly" written device drivers?

I find it's normally better to let windows have a go first, but that's just based on my past experience with hideous crapware installs that came bundled with various devices...

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Samsung fights to stay on US shelves as Apple calls for ban

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Re:@sabroni - another reading comprehension failure

You're totally entitled to believe that. I think you're wrong, I believe Apple went after Samsung because it's a successful competitor not because of some features in touchwiz. Apple would have used different patents and registered designs but the case would still have happened. Job's threat to go thermonuclear on Android would seem to back this up, he didn't declare war on touchwiz.

Notice how I typed that without dissing your reading ability?

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Re: In a nutshell it was about TouchWiz

In a nutshell, no it wasn't. It's was about Apple using lots of money to shut down competition.

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Microsoft's new retro-flavoured logo channels Channel 4

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Re: Whatever!

And of course we know exactly when you registered, mr. Anonymous pussy. Talk about double standards.

But thanks for pointing out an MS shill, we'd never have guessed from the content of the post!

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Did Mitt Romney really get 117,000 REAL Twitter followers in ONE DAY?

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Re: What's the point?

It makes you look popular.

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@AC: 15:38

Couldn't be arsed to finish reading the fucking article? Here, try this:

"It is possible for anyone to buy followers for other Twitter users ... Romney’s newest followers could have been paid for by himself, his associates or by his opponents. So far, there is not a feasible way to confirm who is responsible."

Get an account you anonymous pussy.

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Judge begs Apple, Samsung to get a room, or trial will end in tears

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Re: Apple's lawyers are cheaper than Samsung's

Ah, no wonder the judge is frightened Samsung are gonna win...

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Windows 8: Microsoft's tablet-desktop still painful to swallow

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can't you alt-f4 it till everything closes then once more to bring up the "shut down" prompt? I thought that prompt had disappeared from win7 till I discovered this method...

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The 'experts' who never see BBM will never understand RIM

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Re: WhatsApp works

WhatsApp came bundled on my Android phone and it doesn't work. I've tried to get it running a couple of times because my daughter suggested it but got nowhere with it. That's not what I call good enough...

BBM just works.

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Google may face grilling by MPs over 'immoral' tax avoidance

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Hmmm..

....sounds like someone's been avoiding paying tax....

Here's another question, how many commenters here would seriously claim they're based in Luxembourg via a contracting company based in Ireland to avoid paying tax on work done in the UK?

Yeah, of course, all of us do. With great big houses made of gold.

Yeah right.

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Ten Android games

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To my mind one of the most important things for Android games is how they control. The article would've been a lot more useful if it'd explained that for each of the games. Comments like "The control layout is carried over from Shadowgun, which is no bad thing" don't help if you don't know the control layout of Shadowgun...

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Blizzard pwned: Gamers' email, encrypted passwords slurped

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Re: not many at all.

You are so right, they spend all their money sending teenage muggers on holidays and filling prisons with playstations and drugs. And those fucking teachers who are too lazy to spend their free time running after school sports clubs. And all the 13 year old mums that have all that fake tan and watch celebrity big brother and the jeremy kyle show. And no one's allowed to go to church anymore and all the women have to wear burkas. And you're not even allowed to do a comedy "sieg heil" at a black athlete without the police arresting you, humourless bastards.

Sorry, what were we talking about again?

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Re: Hmmm

Winblows?! Ha! That is well funny. Maybe they run Spewnix, or something from Crapple. Oh, my sides have just ruptured from all the wordplay hilarity.

No, really.

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Huawei Ascend P1 Android review

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Re: Samsung

See, that's the problem with ACs, was that ramble above in reply to my witty putdown? It's unlikely, but you can't be sure without a login....

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Re: "Read the link muppet"

Fuck you! Post with a user name and I'll follow your link. I don't have time for AC Apple astroturfing pussies...

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Re: Samsung

oh yeah, making it rectangular and rounding the corners. Copying bastards!

Still, at least they don't astroturf for apple whilst hiding behind a nameless account. That's truly pathetic.

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Microsoft offers alternative Lync-like web chat spec to W3C

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Excuse me, Mr. Sensible argument....

This is MICROSOFT we're talking about!!

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YouTube app wrenched from next Apple iPhones, iPads

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Why use the app?

I have a YouTube app on my android phone but I never use it, I just go to the mobile site.

What does the app give you that the mobile site doesn't? It's a streaming video app, if you don't have an internet connection it won't work so why not just use the site? Plus the mobile site should work on all standards compliant devices. I don't get it...

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Nintendo 3DS XL review

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Re: substandard experience

I disagree, the experience isn't substandard. Just like a good musician can make a low quality instrument sound good and a crap musician can make a top of the range instrument sound shit. Nintendo are all about the games, not the resolution. A crappy game at high resolution is a high def crappy game.

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Re: RE: Smart phone gaming is making this design redundant..

A joystick solution would need to hold the phone for it to be a suitable replacement for a handheld console, otherwise I've got to hold both...

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Re: "Cue fanboys."

Zelda skyward sword is "just" zelda (i mean "just one of the best games ever made"), but the controls aren't worse than ocarina on an n64, both are perfectly tuned to their control mechanisms. And the idea that the 3d marios play like the 2d ones is misguided. 2d mario has a special momentum that i've never managed to get the hang of, 3d mario I can control fine, even in 2d style sections. Super Mario 3d land is structurally similar to the 2d ones (in terms of worlds and levels within them) but the gameplay is markedly different. If it wasn't I'd be as shit at it as I am at the SNES mario games.

I totally appreciate that some people don't "get" nintendo but to claim that they don't innovate is bizarre, of the 3 big console manufacturers they're far and away the most inventive. Admittedly when they find something that works they iterate it but compared to the yearly fifas, cods etc. they're very restrained. It's one smash bros per platform not one per year...

There are no doubt a load of interesting cheap games on pc, but you buy a console (well, nintendo one) to get simple quick access to games that work. I've just spent too much time fucking around with pcs trying to get games working in the past, just can't be arsed anymore....

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Don't understand the logic?

Don't understand why they didn't include a second analogue? It's pretty straightforward. They don't want to splinter the 3ds games market by having games the won't work on older handsets because the only have one.

To my mind, the real problem with the 3ds is a lack of killer software. While the console itself comes with some fun games and stuff built in, finding a full price game worth buying is tricky. I've been playing wario land 4 on mine recently, that's a gameboy game... If they don't get themselves a killer app soon the phones will win!!!

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Samsung tells Apple: Quit your 'frivolous' whining over court doc leak

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re: It came from Groklaw, btw.

To be honest it feels like a waste of time reading the articles on here, groklaw is just so much more detailed and thorough.... (bit heavy going though! Who'd've thought law was so complex!)

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Booth babes banned by Chinese gaming expo

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God damn communists!

In our wonderful capitalist system there's no way booth babes would persist unless there was clear profit to be made from them! These Chinese communists are just trying to impose their socialist dogma on the rest of the world! It's an attack on free speech I tell you!!!

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IT support bod? Whatever you earn, it's not enough

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Re: Get back over that line...

Or, alternatively, try reading the whole article before you comment....

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Next-gen Enyo 2.0 framework rises from ruins of Web OS

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Re: Seems a bit pointless

It's not really about a lightweight implementation in terms of code, but Enyo does have some interesting aspects. You deal with enyo controls not html controls, you lay components out horizontally and vertically with ratios not percents or pixels and it does some clever stuff with lists that means a list can have hundreds of entries but only a screenful and a bit are in the dom at any point, which can make it pretty snappy on lower end hardware.

I'm not sure where they think the framework is going in terms of support in the industry but I can understand why they didn't want to just chuck it away, there's obviously been a lot of thought put into it by some clever and sensible engineers...

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Samsung flogs 10 million Galaxy S IIIs in 7 weeks

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Re: blah

Fascinating. No really, well done.

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re: Is there an El Reg app?

Of course there is! How could you possibly render this site on a phone without a special app?

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Judge: Apple must run ads saying Samsung DIDN'T copy the iPad

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Re: Indeed and it works both ways...

They copied it by putting RAM inside!! The bastards! Don't they know Apple have a patent on "mechanism to remember stuff while device is powered up"?!

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Re: Re: re: hexx @ 10:46

miss words confuse meaning twat...

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Atos IT workers threaten strike during Olympics over 'living wage'

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Re: AC 22:38

Right, I see, if you make a decent wage you're not allowed to be concerned about those that don't. No wonder you post anonymously, that makes fuck all sense!

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@ The Axe

So when you say "Unlikely, no one would do what you said you did for free." you mean "Unlikely, I wouldn't do what you said you did for free."

There are some people in the world who aren't totally selfish.

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Re: ah, Mr Serwotka

That is a fair bit of money, but I'm not sure what point you're actually making. It's not like the ballot is about striking to give him more money. Besides, you have to pay that sort of money to get the best people.

Oh, sorry, that bullshit argument only works for the managers of large companies and bankers...

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Phone-raiding Trojan slips past Apple’s App Store censors

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Re: Interesting

Not really, as the text of the article states this is the first piece of malware to make it onto Apples' App Store. Google play, on the other hand, is full of the stuff....

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