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Yay I can geek it here. Erm ok so you might find this helpful. These are links for the 2 most developed sd card things for the ds. These links are compatibility list for games on the DS (torrent-files u can pick roms from). Bare in mind that the M3 has been out longer and so it's wiki page has had more detail put onto it. It also has some homebrew app programs listed but remember just because something isn't tested, don't mean it wont work! http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/CycloDS_Evolution_compatibility_list http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/M3_DS_Simply_compatibility_list Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get this Cyclo one from what I've read on forums n stuff. Now, if anyone can find me a great offer on a DS lite then plz post that up. whatever will get the most bang for buck, etiher free games or cheapo price.
Sounds good - what suddenly got you looking at them?
It would be good to put our games programming skillz to teh test!
It all started when I decided I needed to get that brain training or something similar to get my brain ticking. I came across a video on you tube of it running and thought fook! I never considered looking to see if these functions were being developed. I figure If I can turn the ds into an "all in one" I won't be so bored when I have to go somewhere boring.
mmm an app on the cyclo list one lets you play all old skool point and click games by lucasarts, so thats all monkey islands, sam and max games, broken sword... I like these type of games. Im going to do a spunken.
You should've got Dr Kawakankdninin's Brain Training - or whoever he is.
Speaking of games, I spent a good few hours last night running through various Demos that I'd downloaded on Live. Many were soon deleted after a short play - but I reckon I'll be picking up Saints Row sometime soon, at least it'll give me a gaming fix until GTA IV next year...
yeah i bought saints row after i heard gta was delayed. i think ats alright actually.
everyone goes pub on friday lunch, was fooking weird never happened at a job before. Beer gone to my head .... cant focus. lol
The driving elements seem flawed, but it looks really nice and I managed to make an obese Asian with Churchill jaws and a pimp purple tracksuit.
Oh - and the fact that it uses Havok for the physics is pimp; it's a lot of fun kicking people as they're down, having their floppy rag-doll bodies flopping all over the place...
We get takeaways on a Friday - today was chips n' cheese for me. Only downside is you want a sleep afterwards from being so full.
Pub sounds great - though don't worry about it going to your head, surely they expect you to be pissed.
its funny, i trying to code stuff and its all a load of wang.
SAints row wouldnt be fun without the physics but with them its a right laugh.
oh also cheap game too, its in the classics range
Bah, beer worn off now I'm home, I wanna hit the pubs!
Did you hit the pubs?
I watched Mackerel win Big Brother, he was a bit of a yoghurt top.
Saw Episode 2 of the IT Crowd, flippin' funny! Pity I missed the last episode...
Yeah I watched same things as you last night, last week show was as good too. At the same time was downloading a ton of Nintendo DS ROMS from this site: http://www.romulation.net/NDS/ You have to sign up but just put in some spare email, after that you can download what u want and speed is decent. Only bad thing is a few annoying popup adverts.
Have you bought a DS yet? Or are you still contemplating it?
I've just realised that there are over 1,500 comments on this blog...
I've bought it today, just testing it all out. All's well so far...
I dont seem to have a laggy sd card either, i bought the one with the cyclods thing on consoleup, wasnt as cheap as u can get but i heard they send japanese made sd cards which is important for an improved access speed. Needless to say I got a Kingston card that WAS japanese so that was awesome. Ive tested it just now with the laggiest game and there didnt seem to be any problems/slowdown.
Nice. Is it purely an add-on to the DS itself, or a modified DS?
I'm currently playing about with iGoogle, until some data has finished transferring.
Ill do a quick vid so u can see what it is... ill post it up asap b4 9pm
Bo - you've got 54 minutes left!
im late. :( Ok here is the vid of me being a mincer and fumbling with the ds, sry about wobblecam. There are features I don't show because i havent tried em and you CAN quit out of media player back to menu. Sry about vid length and filesize, but i couldnt be arsed to edit it.
so yeah, no it don't mod your DS in ANY way and the device is legal (but the rom part isn't, needless to say i deleted all ROMs straight after I used them...).
If you are wondering the duff file that didn't play & crashed it wasnt converted properly.
OK downloading now - will be back to comment once I've watched it...
Haha - school boy error putting the micro-sd card in back-to-front. Your voice reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite's brother, crossed with Big Gay Al. I can see your face in the screen.
Is the Vista GUI just a background on the 'headphones' menu? The whole thing looks good, it makes you wonder why they didn't integrate some of those features as standard (like the PSP).
One question - how much was it altogether (incl. DS/SD/Cyclo)?
Ooh, one completely random thing - a site I built that was recently finished by a colleague has gone live. It's probably the most 'out-of-the-ordinary' site that we've produced. The layout was a PITA to get right, but seems to work OK now.
Looks good, Im going to buy a scarf.
The GUI is mostly just a skin although on the touch screen you can click things as you would a mouse. You CAN customize all of the skins which I might try out. The could have easily integrated some of these features for sure, its a wonder they didn't. What I will do is have a longer try this morning and get some applications tested on it and then do a follow up vid showing whats possible as I was busy watching X-Factor (I know...but I like the first shows with the morons) last night.
Prices were about: Â£95 for DS, 17.99 for 2gb micro sd card (You can get better deal but I wanted from the same site as i got the cyclo thing) and Â£34.99 for the actual cyclo DS. You can get a cheaper M3 device that is very similar but I recommend you spend the extra tenner for this device. Really tho, once you've bought all this stuff you wont have to spend another penny on it which i like the idea of.
Not bad then, I was expecting a lot more than that. I'm tempted, but saving up for 32" LCD HD TV at the moment.
Can you make games yourself and test them via the cyclo?
I had an Indian takeaway last night and I'm releasing lots of gas today!
I was going to have a curry tonight... not anymore!
Check this out! Over 2000 BHP and 0-60MPH in a second = faster and more powerful than a Veyron. I'm getting ideas...
I'll post up the new vid sometime tonight. On a side note I can now explain why the cyclods is so much preferred over other options. When you run homebrew applications they all require you patch the application with a didl file which programmers use to create their apps. FOr each app you want to use you must do this, it seems like a faff.
With the cyclods it is already done for you (assuming its part of the firmware) as the team behind it add this application functionality in for you. Each new firmware adds new features and updates are frequent. I tried the new worms2 rom yesterday and was the 1st DS game to not run, I looked today on the forum and a beta firmware was released which now supports this game. pretty good!
I seen a vid where a guy has a R4DS thing and got MSN on it and internet. Have you looked into that yet? Get mario kart online innum.
yeah basically anything other card devices do this does (or will do when the firmware is updated). Thats because its coded with that didl thing i mentioned which is like a ds protocol or something. The incompatibility comes when the coder only tests it on whatever device they have. I put that web thing on the new vid. Ive not been arsed to put the settings in for it tho as cant remember my IP and WEP code. I think that web browser brings up some really basic pages tho or something. Not tried anything online for this reason, I been too busy downgrading music files for old skool point and click games.
Oh, I thought didl was a small lidl, like the Spa or local Co-Op.
im not even sure if its called that but couldnt be arsed to look it up. It sounds similar at least.
can you use cyclods on old school ds?
thats why i said u should get one in the 1st place! Wont have to buy anymore games for it.
hmm on this cyclods thing for the msn prog it wants me to put in my IP, Gateway and subnet. where do I find out what to put in? I can find my network ok but it doesnt seem to offer the option to put the encryption in... Hmm dunno why i on here asking I spose i should go on the programs website.
To find your IP on a standard Windows PC, you'd go Start > Run > 'cmd' and type in 'ipconfig' at the command prompt. That will then show you your IP address (usually 192.168.0.x); subnet (usually 255.255.255.0) and gateway (usually 192.168.0.1).
Are you needing an IP of a PC to connect to, or the IP of the DS itself?
Oh and to reward you all for posting so many comments in the lounge - I've added a 'Jump to the last post' link at the top. Go me, the accessibility guru!
Im not sure, I think the IP for the DS
Does it say in one of the menus within the DS?
Nah I looked for that already, nothing about settings in the ds menu. Not that I've located anyway. On another note I tried Mario Kart online which does ask for your wep key.... it was trying to connect but then said something like couldnt access DNDS I think. I've had similar problems with this in the past when trying to connect to xbox live through my pc connection
that skyline looks faster that that one you posted up the other day!
Its not DNDS its DHCP. Says unable to obtains an IP address.
Sounds like it's not finding your router then (gateway). Either you've set the IP for it incorrectly (the gateway) or your router isn't setup to 'dish out' IPs, well automatically assign them (DHCP).
That Skyline is mental, not sure of the 0-60MPH, but it's running insane horsepower and is filmed somewhere in the middle-east.
although the dude got a nerd voice this is fooking awesome new way of manipulating images, http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/102434.html?playlist=featured (Needs sounds to hear bloke.)
Here's some interesting news for you - apparently, for the Fresher's week at Lincoln this year, Walkabout had hired Boyd from Neighbours to deliver flyers at the Fresher's fare!
Though they've banned bars from advertising at the fare this year now, so no Boyd...
Thats a fooking joke why do they keep shush-ing freshers week, what a bunch of fannies? The don't do that here, hopefully boyd comes here, boyd it top. Have you seen that new loser on neighbours with beefcake mucscles and dodgy voice, he is piss funny.
wayo im pumped up after stiffy week, going plymco beach tommorow gonna be on the beers all day, gonna be good. get down the pubs, do it do it.
How was the beach? Did you feel like Leonardo as you ran into the water?!?
eugh im ill and i gotta tuff up for work tommorow, beach was good tho but not enough babes, too many families that day :s
Was funny in club there was a tranny with miniskirt and no underwear and his nuts just hung out like Nadia on bo selecta!
On a side note, that Skate game got a top review: http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/818/818832p1.html I knew i wasnt imagining a good EA game
Heard a good geek story today about RPGIV / AS/400 server reliability. Some company was using a IBM RPG server (the language Im learning) for their company. One day they realised they had no idea where it was in the building. Eventually they tracked it down... it had been sealed into a wall, somehow it was plastered over by some dumb builder and was in this non ventilated space for about 5 years! In this time it never once needed a reboot or anything. Lol pretty funny it thought. Now im going to go jerk off to something else as geeky. Maybe some Beef jerky.
I went to play footer with work chaps (in interview I said i didnt mind playing, didn't think id get the job at the time!) Anyway I was fooking shit lol was embarrassing as fook. I was knackered after 10 mins and after that my legs turned to jelly and I couldnt do shit. I gotta face the humiliation tomorrow haha on man, Im gonna resign.
I guess you've learnt your lesson - don't lie in interviews! I told the truth about me and football - we don't really care about one another. It means I'm left out of football conversations, which is good.
Tonight I decided to format my Vista PC as the network adapters were playing up and the hard-drive was being accessed every other second. I couldn't find a cause to either problem, so decided to re-install Ultimate 64-bit. Turns out I made the right decision, as it's taken less than an hour to get back to a state similar to before - and no fuss with re-activating even though it's an OEM edition.
i didnt exactly lie... they said what about football... being unspecific so i said dont mind to kick a ball about.... but didnt say anything more. So in a way i didn't lie :)
Just read this article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6992852.stm found it interesting... I dont think i can think of one person who's younger brother is taller then the older, yourself included. Also now I realise I should be tall, dam my sisters for ruining the womb!
hmm maybe Ralf and Michael Shoemaker.. dunno
I can't think of any either, but there are plenty of women who's younger sisters are taller than them. Interesting research - must have been written by someone with plenty of years free.
wish i made it
Yeha I wish Id realised I could easily have got a games industry job, but at the time i wasnt convinced. Well maybe not easliy but... I could have for sure.
Thats funny if Marky D left as i still been using him for my references on CV's. Funny side note I broke my micro SD card on my ds when i was pissed and turned it off when it was saving. It fried itself :( FOok.!
OH cool a phone, is that SIP thing free to sign up for? HAvent got time to read up about it!
No idea, just briefly skimmed over the article.
Have you seen the Dairy Milk advert yet? I saw it on TV a week or so ago and haven't seen it since.
with the ape? Phil collins? I seen it once, it was effective as I've remembered it.
Looks like Bit-tech read your blog or something and have been reading my recent postings about the DS homebrew stuff and have decided to do an article on it all, tho I bet they'd never admit it! http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2007/09/15/the_world_of_ds_homebrew/1
It didn't mention anything about damaging an SD card whilst pissed though. Obviously they're not as hardcore as you...
WAYYYOOO I was looking on websites to find a good cheap card to replace this one and was getting pissed off with delivery costs that don't make any sense. Anyway I was cheesed off so thought ok I last try with this duff card, and i got the micro sd card put in the sdcard adapter i got with it instead of using the usb one and plugging into pooter; I placed it in my camera. As normal the camera said the disc got nothing on it, so I formatted the card through the camera menu and then took a photo... hang on a sec the pic went somewhere.... whip out my cable and look at it on my pooter and there it is fooking well working!! WEird as hell so Ive formatted it now and its working on my ds again haha how mad is that?! Anyway Im chuffed coz im v poor at the mo till i get paid. BO
The moral of the story is a cheap Taiwanese camera is better then my computer. Dun.
I have managed to get on the multiplayer games through the DS WIFI now so am mucho pleased!
Shit Colin Mcrae dead... That fucking sucks.
It's odd, 2 great Rally legends dead within a couple of years.
His legacy will live on in his games!
yeah madness. Out of respect Im gonna play CM DIRT
Just spotted this reply you'd left on September 11th. It was caught up in the Askimet spam.
Funny stuff that someone had plastered over the server - is it rpg as in role-playing-game? I read a funny story a few months back about some builders who had installed the company servers in the toilets. They didn't think about water+servers...
I wish it was role playing game :( I wondered what happened to that post as well but couldnt be arsed to rewrite it. I heard a rumour I'd be learning .net stuff somewhere along the line as well...
Bonus. I've been given 2 huge books on ASP and VBScript, which so far seem interesting to say the least.
I think they eventually want to develop the user interfaces off the lame RPG Green on black screens and modernize the interfaces. Would take years tho.
There is a dood here who used to program games for games company. What he doing here? Mental.
Mental - exactly!
We were upgraded to dual monitors today and I've instantly seen an improvement - code on the left, browser(s) on the right.
Crikey - didn't realise how big this post had got. Is it easy enough to navigate? Think I need to post some more content to the site as I'm slacking a bit...
Yep easy to navigate with that linker up top. Im bored today can never think what websites to look at at work either.
As you will have probbably of heard already the smug Jose Marinho has left Chelski. That was a bit out of the blue, maybe they will empoly me?
Also, Northen Rock! their shares have fallen to 178p jesus! at the begining of the year they were over 1200p. I was thinking of buying some while they were cheap at 300p but 178p is crazy! I hear on the grape vine that if they reach around 150p citigroup may make a bid so then they will rise; not to the heights of the peak but maybe to around 500p a share MAX. What an awful post a bit boring but it could make you rich (or poor).
On the plus side! House prices will start to stumble. There have been many signs of a house price stutter and now more then ever. Firstly the government introduced home buyer survey packs for houses with 3 bedrooms or more (the way to avoid this is to advertise your house with a study and 2 bedrooms) costing Â£400+ so people tried to get thier homes on the market resulting in a flood of choice; so hence people have the option to shop around. Secondly government intrest rate rises. Thirdly the American house market bust and the banks over here had shares in the banks lending people money, so to recoup the loses UK banks are hiking up the intrest rates. I predict a slump in 2008. Bad time to buy at the mo but great time to save!
Though mortgages are rising?
What's happened to you today Si? Have you gone into Business News Reader mode?
Though I agree, all signs are pointing towards saving.
If you're bored at work, look at Digg. Alternatively, buy a car and read the enthusiast forums...
hahaha that one of the best things i seen in ages! wish i could free style like that.
Yeah wtf has happened to Simon? jesus man make sure u get proper drunk tonight - hmm prob right now infact. Its bad that house market might crash, i bet we buy houses and then it crashes then we fucked with these shitholes we want to sell and cant get a nice new place. I want to buy a shit hole, live in it for 2 year then sell it. then market crash then i go buy a palace for 100k.
Oh and the fooking video post got removed. what was it? whats a NSFW?
hey dood are ya gonna get halo3 this week? AS would be muchos cooel to play the story in co-op mode.
Not Suitable For Work. So SFW would be Suitable For Work. It was basically a video showing a cartoonist turning what appeared to be rude pictures into great characters - very quickly.
I am going to get Halo 3, just unsure of the cheapest place - and whether or not to get the limited edition.
Maybe I will opt for the standard version after all - seeing as the limited edition apparently scratches discs to death.
im just gonna get the normal one i think, scratches discs? lol thats mental
i cant preorder either im stone broke until tuesday and they prob send it off b4 then, even tho it due wed so will have to hope i find it cheap in a shop
I'll do some research to see who has it at the cheapest - Amazon have it @ Â£39.99
Play.com: standard @ Â£39.99 | limited @ Â£49.99 | legendary n/a
Gamestation: standard @ Â£39.99 | limited @ Â£44.99 | legendary @ Â£69.99
Game: standard @ Â£39.99 | limited @ Â£49.99 | legendary n/a
Gamestation's Limited edition looks the best value - except I'm put off by the scratching discs issue in the USA. Let me know if you find cheaper...
I found this article '101 amazing facts about video games' on digg earlier - many I didn't know, including:
88. The Xbox was originally due to be called the DirectX-box, after Microsoftâ€™s programming interface for Windows.
DirectX-Box hHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH I hope that was a joke that someone once said, and as Americans don't understand sarcasm someone it took literally.
Where does it say? I hope I got number 69. Halo3's got very good reviews so that's good.
Right at the top, just below the original post:
101 Responses to â€œThe Loungeâ€
Of course, as you read this it will say 102, or 103... or 104; 105 - you get the picture.
oh ya, i see
Halo 3 today! Off to the supermarket, where I'm hoping they'll have it @ Â£39.99...
Try woolies, its was Â£37.99 at ours and the collector ed. was same price! Bu they said the only had 3 in and the went suprisingly.
Picked it up at ASDA in the end - Â£39.71. I popped into Comet on the way there though, where it was the RRP! It's the first time in ages that I've seen a game for the full Â£49.99 asking price.
My only worry is that the VGA connection doesn't support 60Hz - I seem to remember the Hitman demo saying it was only running at 50Hz. Obviously the XBOX 360 isn't very clever, as my LCD wont support less than 60Hz - and ran at 75Hz when used on a PC.
Going to pop it in after I've eaten me Pizza - I'll let you know if it runs. If you don't hear from me any time soon, I'm playing Halo 3.
Ignore that - I can see you're playing it too! Looks like it works through my VGA connection, so let the game begin...
Wow! I wish the game was slower and boring - then I could spend time staring at all the amazing visual delights on display - such as the water, bump mapping on the textures and the insane lighting! I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike!
Yah is fun and considering it is mainly focussed on multiplayer as well, means it will last a long time. BTW The power hammer weapon is the best thing. You need to play on co-op its a laugh, ill try to get a game going when I get time instead of messing about on deathmatches. I think the graphics could have looked better in area's but Id sacrifice that for the performance gains any day, besides they do look great don't get me wrong. The only thing i wish it had a bit more of is AA but ive found sometimes thats just to do with my display setup. The AI is top notch. As you say tho, its very hectic = mucho fun!
maybe get Si around and get it splitscreen at your end and coop with me, no idea if you can do that but I know u can have 4 player coop over live.
torrents are ending as they are banning fat americans from using it so wont be as many seeds, buggers!
yeah i noticed this stuffs, pirate bay wont stop tho. they are swedish and ignore all the legal shit. Pirate Bay is my new fav.
party on the 12th october anyone up for it? getting catherine and chris up hopefully
Sounds good to me holmes! Adamskii, you should come on up and celebrate being employed.
I have to disagree about Anti-Aliasing, I reckon your display setup is off or something, as the game looks pixel perfect to me. On extreme close-up I can't spot any jaggies.
Very good AI - I especially like the little minions who talk to each other - just now one was crying as I killed his friend.
I finally found the wonders of the power-hammer where you are standing behind a barricade versus a dozen or so enemies. That section took me literally, 10 retries. It wasn't until the 10th time that I realised there were loads of weapons dotted around the room - I kept running out of ammo and restarting! Ah well.
I reckon most torrent seeders are based in Sweden, due to their 100MB broadband and all that...
for my party i require the followin songs so better get on them torrents byron, you are playing counterstrike at the minute so cant talk to you directly. you got the love (not the original its not dancy enough) my copy is in barton shiny disco balls these should get me pumped ready for party
I had a feeling it was my setup, ill have to try a new resolution. Was on a coop game yesterday and got booted out due to disk read error which was lameo. Let me know if/when you wana try some co-op with me it would be bo.
It would be a bit hardcore to drive up to Lincoln friday evening for a party that same night lol. Its bad enough when I go home on weekend and drive back sunday still fairly pished, all paranoid about police men.
Skyline works once more! It has been 3 months since I last drove it, but patience has paid off. It's had a new battery fitted, along with power transistor unit and tonight I fitted the replacement ECU.
Now to drive it like I stole it - in order for the ECU to 're-learn'.
Byron and Rachel - it's the final episode of The IT Crowd series 2 tonight - the one we saw filmed in Pinewood Studios!
haha cool, i wondered when that episode was gonna be on. ill be listening out for ya matt.
I am slightly confused is the party the 12th or the 20th. I just booked the 19th and 22nd off work to aid my attendance and recovery!!
I think I heard us in the laughter! The hand thing still makes me laugh thinking about it...
Please note whenever this party maybe we will require notice to any house guests wanting to stay in the Slickhouse AND they will be required to bring their own donuts!!!!!! Thank You Slickhouse Management.
no frodo is right, i realised this later it,s the 19th 20th etc not the 12th. lord byron wants numbers
Lord Byron should have double, no triple-checked his numbers. I saw the 12th and thought 'phew'. But no, turns out he mis-informed us - I'm not here the 19th/20th/21st. Silly Byron.
Can everybody make Friday 26th October for this swingers party? Yay or Nay?
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah. I can. Hoping Adamskii can too. As someone posted earlier though - all occupants of the slickhouse should provide their own donuts.
I'm guessing the donuts thing is for Chris, hehe. Chances of me making it... not good really...unless someone picks me up in their Skyline! ;)
Hmmm, well to Plymouth is 299 miles according to Google maps. If I'm lucky, I get 250 miles to a tank, but driving like I normally do, it's closer to 200. So let's call it 300 miles, which is 600 there and back, which would be 3 tank fulls - which would be Â£150, lol. I'd go halves, but it's probably cheaper for all of us to get the train down to see you, then return to Lincoln and travel back with you, then back again.
yeah if you want
Im too tired today... cant work....
Sleep, then awake all refreshed!
The bike website I was working on is finally finished and live. I've been working on it since May and there was a good few months work put into it prior to then.
Wayo, i spotted a few mistakes but thats not your problem as they have signed it off i guess.
Oh i almost forgot!!! you didnt warn me you were going to be in the paper lolz
yeah whats this! scan it off No way Ill make that party tho i selling my car to geezer mate who gonna crash it for me. I need to find a good car, good deal in mean time i gonna continue to use bike
There were a few Mitsubishi GTO's on eBay the other day - 3 litre twin turbo!
I'll scan it in sometime, though if you came up for the party you'd see the paper in person!
Yeah I did see a couple of them actually haha and wow, id love a gto lol
Great ad from Toyota:
Adamskii (or others) - do you know of any good MMORPG's out at the moment?
There are some decent looking titles about to come out, and the Lord of the Ringer one is supposed to be a solid title. I think xbox 360 getting the Age of Conan mmorpg as well which might be alright if you can eat out enemy tongues as you knife em.
I heard that Lord of the Ring wasn't so good - it sounds like another Matrix Online, where everyone will try to be Frodo.
I reckon the XBOX needs a decent MMORPG - especially with the message pad coming out. I can see consoles being a great platform for the genre.
Something totally different - these guys are hilarious.
Everyone tries to be Frodo on the Matrix Online?!?!
PGR4 demo up duad
Yeah, I've beaten your lap time on Nurburg' snow challenge and got a few more kudos.
I can't control the bikes for sh*t though! I keep making the screen go blurry as I smack into the wall at 120MPH. Poor biker, he's like a cat with 9 lives. Respect to you and your lap-time on one of the bikes.
it records the times? I didnt notice, i dun 1 lap in a car this morn and yeah a couple with the bike because I liked listening to the musica. Bike was very strange to drive i agree. I heard u can do lap with a rain level but i've not found a rain level, i read it looked the best by far... weird. maybe american demo only
You just change the weather to rain!
I like the menu, it's a lot easier to use than 3 - everything is in a logical place. The lap times are coo-el, as they show your friends best laps once you complete a race.
I like the Roots track - the final playlist should be good.
Haha the lead is MINE!!!
Where u change it to rain wtf?
The Lincoln Oktoberfest!
Friday 26th october is the official party day as every one is free (apart from MinceMan the pirate) We will be issuing Invites this week sometime. Dont forget to Bring your leaderhousens, a giant beer mug and a bendy sausage.
lend me a car. noone wants to sell a decent car around here, they all sell horse and kart
Haha - you live in Borat land!
Breaking news - Ben might be making an appearance! He's taking a week off work to come up and stay in Lincoln - and I'm 75% sure he'll be here then. I'll keep you posted.
Only person that will be missing is Adamskii. Come on minceman!
buy PGR4 i think im gonna, i bought skate and i decided its not as good as the demo as the controls are too loose and the city's too tight, game needs work. nxt years should be spot on to ill look it up then instead. Ill trade this in blockbuster and pick up pgr4 for a tenner.
Good idea - I'm planning on completing Halo 3 prior to purchasing PGR4, as I'll forget about it otherwise.
Yeah finish halo, its top, after level 2 which is crap imo, it gets better and better. Im having 2nd thoughts on SKATE tho as i thought right im gonna trade it tommorow, so tried to whizz through it last night. Turned out i got quite into it, even tho its a fustrating as hell game to play, im kinda fond of it now. Still Ill prob still trade it in. Get on Halo3 later for some online funtimes!
I'm yet to try the multiplayer in Halo3! I had another go at the PGR4 demo and beat your laptime by a huge 0.2 seconds, woo woo! Though I'm not consistent enough in the snow to better it.
I thought there was rain, but looking at the two weather options - it's either Winter Sunset or Heavy Snow. I like the fact that they've used Prodigy for the theme/menu music.
Its going to stay just as mental until crimbo time for real!
Yeha ive got the Unreal 3 demo been playing for a few days, reallly nice, i love unreal tournament games, this one is really fast paced. The old ones were as well but this one is more so. Call of duty 4... ive not downloaded its too biggy for the weak connection bandwidth here, but I might reconsider. I traded in skate for pgr 4 as well so I wont be on the demo to destroy your lap time! lol Ill have to do it ingame... Im starting to prefer the motorbikes as well funnily enough even if they do handle like a bitch, problem is i doubt they are gonna work with my steering wheel too well which im about to try out. Cool if they do tho. That prodigy song is bo I agree, I can imagine (headphones!) it would really give a good speaker setup a workout, a long version of it continously loops on all the menu screens, its top; never tire of it. Also the engine sound is a step up from the last game, the sounds are really meaty, might not be realistic but what do I care as it sounds kickass, plus what do i know, ive never sat in a 200k car.
^^ Hmm I should incorporate some grammar into my posts really, as good practice, but I guess I'm a lazy fuck when it comes to writing.
It's OK, I'll forgive your grammatical inconsistencies and errors.
PGR4 sounds great on me Z5500's - I usually spend the first lap switching between the different views to hear the sound of the car, as the pitch changes and it chooses from the 5 speakers where to place the sound. I haven't tried the speakers on much more than 25% volume though - whereas they're renowned for the high volume that they go up to. You can feel the rumble of the engine and it is bo.
I found CoD4 downloaded in under an hour, hitting 400KB/s at times. But UT3 took 5 hours initially and stopped at 96% the first time. I left it downloading overnight on my server and it appears to have completed successfully this time.
Hmmm, I don't know what the cap is on Virgin, but I've filled up a 60GB download partition overnight... grabbing The Office Season 2 (USA), Prison Break and Heroes.
CoD4 demo is pimp, if a little short. Graphically, it's not pushing any boundaries, as it's multi-platform - but I prefer it to GRAW and the likes on PC.
Not to try UT3 - I've read many comments saying that it's back to the original greatness, unlike the 2k series.
I can't believe the one time i want to get on live to play you it breaks, piece of shit thing. I guess everyone logs on after top gear on a Sunday. It better work later on.
Hello, the anual beer fest is nearly here so I hope you have all been practising guzzeling them gallon tankers full of lager. It seems I might need a Sexbox 69 to whip you all at games or at least some sort of 21st century computer.
You better get it, the weather is shit and I want to frag you up and put some warm lead inside you from my big hard gun.
I'll leave you two to it!
I found this on Digg before seeing it on bit-tech itself. Good to see an article finally putting to rest all the complaints against 64-bit.
Also, download the Oblivion free content (for a limited time only) - or get it on XBOX Live.
wow that was fucking cool, he could have spoofed the world with fake new songs etc, i would have and sold em on some dodgy site lol
Yeah, I thought the exact same thing! There's a few other videos on YouTube - but that's the best of him.
Good news - George Lucas has confirmed a live-action Star Wars TV series, in addition to the CG one! Woo woo!
heh the movies pretty much were cg really!
ooo cooel http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7057717.stm
http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-encrypt-BitTorrent-traffic/ bt seem to be cutting the connection here a bit less now good job
I'm yet to experience any slowdown from NTL/Virgin when using uTorrent - but I've encrypted it, as a precaution I guess. I see you've found the site that inspired me for version 7!
Yeah, but where's the pink!?
CRYSIS DEMO.... Tommmorrroowowowo
Woowooo hangovers and crysis demo's
Have you finished downloading it yet? Wondering how it runs on your setup, as I don't think I'll get a change to play it until this evening.
Just finished the demo, was dissapointed at first because you start off at night time... I was thinking oh yeah great way to show off the lighting...anyway the sun came up later and so was ok. It ran pretty good on 1400 x 900 on medium setting, on the cutscenes it was a bit more jerky. There are alot of physic smashing to do, these areas tax the frame rate the most. It kind of feels a shame to run the game on medium tho, i might turn down the resolution so I can turn up other settings, as Ive seen much better looking games on the 360. As far as it plays... I didn't like it... till about halfway through. Then I started to get the grips with the games pace. the suit power runs out very fast so if you don't time things correctly you are dead. Once I got the hand of things I enjoyed it alot more, playing with the AI guys, running rings around them. Some odd things happened during gameplay tho which i cant be bothered to go into now. The demo comes with the Sandbox 2 editor! this IS cool, im going to cock about now and see what mayhem I can come up with. Makes the massive download a whole lot more worthwile.
It sounds like the experience I had with STALKER. When I first installed it, the game wouldn't run at much more than medium settings (even though my PC exceeded the recommended specs). A few patches later and it runs smoothly at max - but the whole game has been tainted, as it didn't look as good initially as it could have done.
I'll play it soon and let you know what I think!
so, ive lowered the resolution to tiny 1024 x 768 and set it now to high settings, wow, looks soo much bettter; even at the lower res. I think the addition of the high quality post processing filter has made all the difference. Here a vid of some fun with foo's and chickens. and a very biggun..
I trying to show a nuclear explosion you can do on the editor as well but cant work out how to get the level in the game so i can record.
Bring on the summer.
What summer? Has summer passed? I don't ever recall it being even remotely warm. It seems as though Global Warming isn't here after all - quite the opposite in fact!
I dunno... Ive been riding home from work in the dark with a tshirt on for weeks!
T-shirt? That's mental! It's been f-f-f-freezing here. I seem to remember Lincoln always feeling colder in winter than anywhere else.
Oh, did you see this floating around - like a floater? Apparently there is an Elder Scrolls MMORPG in the works! First a KOTOR MMO, now Oblivion!
Erm i was bored today so i searched "randomcrap" in google and got a website with random crap on. I found this video on it.
I will not be held responsible for the comments of others. But I had to force myself not to laugh when watching that - poor guy, he was even offered a place in the local circus...
.............WHAT THE FUCK? Humans are fucking weird.
jabba the hut
It appears America is trying to imitate The IT Crowd - however, it doesn't look as though they'll have the same success as The US Office.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_IT_Crowd_%28US_TV_series%29 no this is the american version, richard aeyoade (or whatever) is starring in it over in the US too.
Ah shite, you'd think I would remember that?
I don't know what The IT Room is all about then, but looks like a poor imitation.
imitate the imitators. Gooooo Microsoft!
I better get 201 then
202 for me!
Oh and I think I've finally decided what to do with slickhouse.co.uk and slickhouse.net - both now point to slickhouse.com enabling visitors to use any of the 3 to access all areas. I originally set the 2 new domains up as add-on domains, enabling me to treat them as separate sites, but I later realised that they would serve better pointing to the same content - and so they've been parked instead.
was that made automatically? where is it free
It's made using Microsoft Visio. The shapes are all pre-made - Visio allows you to create diagrams/flowcharts etc. We use it at work to map the path of users through websites and also for diagrams of networks - hence me creating one of slickhouse.
Oh well i thought it was automatic like that thingi simon linked too on here once. Brrr, its gone all cold down here.
Piss funny forum thread, its an old one and the initial picture is missing, but just go with it hahaha http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=323157
lol dweebs! shame there are no pictures.
I have not posted for ages asa i have been lost in the Congo.
I was listening to Radio 2 on my way home as i do every day and this guy was on from this company called ETRUK talking about biofuel. He then said they make domestic products that transforms things in to fuel in your shed for diesels and you dont have to make any alterations to your car. You have no emisions so you might be able to get away with paying no car tax too (possibly, but not sure)
Any ways check the company site out and get raiding them chippies for oil.
no there are pictures, keep going, look the following pages!
can I transform tamsin into diesel and make her useful?
ok i found the original pic http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=680029
Nope, still no pics - or at least you've got to be a member of the forums... wait a minute - are you a member? Hahahaha. OK I'll stop laughing, you've probably learnt how to one-inch punch me or kill me using your toes.
Me sign up to a forum? unlikely. I can already 1 inch punch, it has the gathered momentum of 1 inch.
ahh fuk the threads dissapeared, oh well, here are the inevitable photoshop jobs that followed hahaha http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=323157&page=46 http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=323157&page=45 http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=323157&page=44 the final dong blowing one is my fav. They look like plymouth bays when I think about it.
They look silly. Silly looking they are.
ok i guess it was just me who found em funny
Got Crysis and call of duty 4.... A couple of pics for those who care. COD 4 runs very fast; Crysis... not so fast. You will notice these Crysis screens are 1024x768 that way I can run it fairly well on High settings. http://www.adamskii.slickhouse.com/games/FARCRY1.jpg http://www.adamskii.slickhouse.com/games/cod4-2.jpg http://www.adamskii.slickhouse.com/games/cod4.jpg http://www.adamskii.slickhouse.com/games/crysis2.jpg http://www.adamskii.slickhouse.com/games/crysis3.jpg
Woo! I wish CoD4 demo was set in the day, as it looks great. What resolution is CoD4 running at on your PC? Howcome one of the images is named FARCRY?
I'm annoyed with games, as suddenly there are a dozen or so great ones, such as Orange Box; PGR4; Crysis; CoD4; UT3; Assasin's Creed; Bioshock and Mass Effect - plus the fact that many are available on PC and XBOX 360 - which to choose?
Call of duty is running at 1400 x 900 which is my native monitor res i must be getting 60fps at least tho as it feels very smooth, looks great too. Id say call of duty has the better presentation of the two but at the mo i prefer crysis because its so open ended. Saying that ive spent longer on crysis. It reminds me of boiling point and far cry mixed together, the levels in crysis take me long time to finish and things just got interesting... I was being hunted down in the jungle by 4 doods in similar suits as my dude wears. it was mucho fun. Even tho i can run it and play it ok i still wish i had a beefier graphic card. I hope it doesnt go shit at the end like far cry did. I am feeling the same pains/joys with all these games about too. P.S. id not even noticed i named that pic far cry!
Have you tried the CoD4 multiplayer yet? Is it any good? I'm still pondering over which game to purchase next, but I haven't finished Halo 3 yet...
Very unlikely i will ever play call of duty 4 or crysis online.... if you get where im coming from there... However I will be playing the orange box stuff online because of all the Steam side of things. When do BUY that that is. I really can't tell you what game you'd prefer to play, they all have benefits.
Did we get fucked over? http://unimoney.direct.gov.uk/financial-help/grants/
I was going to say no, but after watching that video I'm annoyed. Very annoyed!
New students get up to Â£2,835 a year, for FREE?!?!?! I can't believe that. Surely it's an April Fools joke? Man, that was more than my whole student loan per year when we were at Uni. I could have had it all for free instead of these stupid monthly repayments for the rest of my life (at least I reckon that's how long it will take to pay the lot off).
On a completely unrelated note - do you still receive Develop and MCV? I have just chucked another few dozen into the recycling bin as I rarely sit down to read them any more. I decided to send both magazines an email requesting that they cancel my subscriptions. It was mighty generous of them to supply us with free subscriptions for the past 4+ years.
Why do we always get ducked over! Just wanted to point out that the guy in the video has stupid hair.
The Mr T one makes me want to play WoW.
I saw that 1st lol, shutup fool! That guy in the vid does have rediculous hair and a semi gay voice. & as far as i can see we were fucked over somewhat. I could have lived the whole year off that grant amount. Ive got something funny to show ya this eve sometime.
Signed both. I might create a petition to force everyone to sign the above two petitions, prior to signing any others - that should work.
I will sign fo sho. Here is that funny stuff I promised. Enjoy ;) http://www.jibjab.com/starring_you/receipt/3355581
Wow - they're hilarious! Makes you wonder why we didn't come up with something like that for our dissertations. Could be millionaires by now.
Yeah and i was on the right track with my david brent thing too! Fook!
hahaha funny heads!
It worked every time I tried - freaky stuff!
Edit: It turns out there is a formula for it (source):
two digit number minus the sum of its digits = (10*a + b) - (a + b) = 10a + b - a - b = 10a - a = 9a
GTA VI Boxart - looks pimp!
new trailer on the 6th, woowoop
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeah, looking forward to it. This game is going to be the biggest of 2008, especially as there will be different content per console. Wa-wa-wee-wah! Can't wait, need GTA fix...
same here dood. I wan tthis as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEWFlIED2Go
I just read about this car in top gear magasine so i suspect it may be on this weeks top gear. I fooking love it i want it, the write up for it is special. This is the new Skyline (they not gonna be called skyline anymore). and its only Â£60k, ill go halves on it with someone?
Instead of buying a house buy 2 of these and live in it.
im for it
I'll wait a few years until they're on eBay - then I'll grab myself one!
There is to be a Skyline, but it's a standard affair (if you call 3.0 V6 standard), but this is the GTR - to carry on the GTR bloodline.
My boss went to the Nurburgring back in September and took two pictures of the new Nissan GTR as it was being tested (complete with black disguise):
When the first concept was unveiled back in 2003, it took me a while to like the new shape, but it has grown on me since.
I love the shape; recently car redesigns (Subaru's for example) has left me pretty disappointed, but I do like this one. In fact what id like to see is this shape and the old skyline shape so you have the option of either. That would be ideal. Then I could buy both. I like this design tho, its what I imagine a Japanese spaceship to look like. It was saying in the article if you tell a Japanese chappy you love Skylines, they gonna give you a funny look as in Japan Skylines are Nissan's bog standard saloon car.
I have to agree, Mitsubishi and Subaru have gone a bit too rounded with their new offerings. The new GTR looks great with all its angles - it's also one of the most streamlined cars on the market too.
I was pleased to see Half-Life 2 @ #6.
I like the look of the mitsubishi X, prob the best looking one they have made. The subaru is rather a portly fellow; looks like a modded ford focus.
hahhahahahaha i just got back and heard about your wreckless driving offences, Madam.
Wreckless driving? Do tell all Adamskii.
I sold my car to geezer mate ages ago but i got letter other day saying id done a hit and run and were going to send me to jail for life, so ive hastily put my mates address on the letter and sent it back. The fuking dodgy twat, you should see the mondeo now, its scraped, smashed and banged to heck.
After the xbox update you can now play Divx stuffs! Im not sure it works from disc (didnt for me) but when i put in usb pen (or u can netowrk to it) with divx tv show on it it took me to a download new codec screen. so now i can play all divxstuffs which is fooking awesome and about time. Bo.
Hahaha, I'll have to keep that in mind if I end up selling my car. I'm guessing he didn't send of the V5 document to register as the new user?
The XBOX update is coo-el. The DivX stuff isn't much use to me, as I've been using TVersity for 6 months (DivX, XVid the lot) to watch media via the network. But I'm glad they've improved the layout of the blades - much easier to find things and download new content. However, on your XBOX, do the blades move quicker since the update? Flick from far-left to far-right and I swear the animation is quicker and not as smooth.
I sent off the document but is a long story. Basically the idiots at DVLA managed to re-register me as the new owner, makes you wonder what type of idiot works there. Didnt bother with tversity type stuff as not got xbox networked or anything here, not till i get my own place anyhoo. The blades are deffo quicker which is good, they still need to be faster, especially on a game where they suffer most. 1 thing i didnt know not a new thing but... is when you on a game and playing music you can use the remote control (if you got one) to skip tracks, i thought this was pretty cool. oh GTA4 trailer is ouuuuuuuut.
Oh and its claaaaasssss^^^. Shocking framerate but who gives two shits as long as its playable. this is GTAAAAA!!!
I guess they'll sort the frame rate issues before it's released - they've got about 5 months left to do so. I want that guy's shirt [first 10 seconds]! The suspension looks great, better than most racing games.
Is it me, or does the lead character look like that guy on Eastenders - Jay/Jake?!?
Speaking of bad drivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WnBffTUb28
The new Nvidia 8800gts is out as you have all probably noticed. Personally i dont think its worth paying the extra over the 8800gt for the few extra fps. Also the new 9800 Nvidia's are out next Feb too.
^^These are on my mind as I want to buy myself some more Christmas Presents, im reading up on them to see if its worth it over what I have. I have usage for my current graphic card as well so its not like a waste. Seems like 8800gt best deal? the ati 3505053, something or other is pretty solid (and cheaper ~Â£40) and ati usually get a nice bit faster with driver updates.hmm... Its directx10.1 compliant as well unlike the other cards. this is the main thing putting me off, I hate that you cant you antialiasing and HDR with direct x10 and this option is viable in 10.1 along with some nice lighting effect. Maybe its worth waiting till Dx10.1 games are actually made.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7139724.stm lol better sell that sword or get a real-un
I'd opt for Nvidia if you were to purchase a new card - especially as AMD are now worth less than the amount they purchased ATI for. It appears they're suffering and it's showing.
Though wait for DX10.1 or January sales - either way, the current generation will be a lot cheaper.
Video of the GTR setting its official lap around the 'ring. If you don't want to watch the full 9 minute video, skip to 6:50 - as the driver nails it down the straight. I think the speedometer reads 270kmh at one point - which is nearly 170mph!
The start of the video shows the black masking on the front and rear of the vehicle - and the video itself is dated September, which makes me think the photos:
...were taken around the time they were setting the fastest official lap.
sooo nice, & holy shit i know that track off by heart
You can hear the similarities between the new GTR and the older (R34, R33 and R32) Skylines - though apparently in person, the new GTR doesn't sound as mentalist as the '34. Either way, that car was made for that track.
DivX Pro is free, for a limited time. Convert videos to DivX - might prove useful in future if you come across a video that wont natively play on the XBOX 360?
If you liked that music track on the new gta trailer, get it here 4 free http://uk.music.ign.com/articles/841/841637p1.html
I got to work new years eve, boo
I'm a thicko! Gotta try again after a few beers...
Rocket car, 0-124mph in 2 seconds:
Pity it's French.
Im a brilliant idiot?
Post-it note Jacko:
lol, well he doesnt sit at a desk all day, so i guess he had nowhere else to stick them. I hear he is rumoured to be having concerts in UK fairly soon, lets hope his face doesn't fall off.
Why do i have to be at work today? How stupid!
That is stupid, I'm not into work until Wednesday, which is nice.
Im going mad here..... Why wont he let me go now?! FOok sake
Hello! and a happy New Year. I hope this year was better then last year and i plan to make it so. I am going to be doing alot of holidaying abroad this year me thinks as i need to see drunk Germans before i am dead and 30.
Has anybody got any plans for the year?
Gonna be one craaaazy year! Started it with a mo-fo of a cold. Am also planning an early death.
The baby wont sick over me, as it will know who's boss!
You should start a photo blog LordByron - documenting your travels around the continent. Perhaps take 6 months off work, get yourself a VW Camper van and tour Europe in style!
Why are you both planning early deaths?
getting old, 25 this year and life ends at 30.
i started year with the mother of all colds. so had a poo christmas. my plan this year is to get a new job, to also go on holiday, but prob not with simon.
Remember that suit of body armor on bit tech a while back? Well check this out haha tis piss funny
Hmm two funerals and a birth......sounds like the title of a film or something. What a year!
hang on a min im not dying this year!
I found a weak spot - shoot the Trojan guy between the hip and the balls - he'll go down easily. I like the way he dubbed loud music over the scene, to mask all the clunking of his suit. At least it protects him from throwing knives - a weapon many use in modern warfare. Pity the light from his mobile phone would give him away at night, which means as soon as he takes his helmet off to make a call, the nearest sniper can take him out. Then they've got a free Trojan suit!
I love that mobile phone bit, because the military uses mobile phones... Get a knife in the chest pull it out and Hiya! back at you terrorist!
Did anyone catch the POTC At worlds End trailer when it came out? Im sure they must have cut alot of the final movie. See if you can spot the missing bits from this trailer http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/157158.html
I guess noone watched it so missed the joke^ nm.
Why do I have a typing dyslexia? I type every day, not loads of words but a decent enough amount, so why doesn't my typing speed improve more then it does? Ok, so it's improved a little bit but not that significantly I don't think. My fingers are very clumsy. Maybe I should use the technique you are taught and use all the fingers on my hand. Anyway, here was my score; now go piss all over it: 43 wordsTouch Typing online
57 words first try. Then 68 words on the second try. Both were touch-typing though, but I only use 3 of the 5 fingers on each hand when typing. I've never learnt to type properly - just typed lots over the years.
That trailer is good. I think At World's End has some of the best scenes of the trilogy - but also a lot of the worst.
You would write 2 assignments by the time i finished one!
Im thinking of turning on of my old pooters into a fast booting pooter just so i can quickly get on the internet in the morning for example. Do you think I should use Linux for this?
Yus, Linux is the way to go. Use Ubuntu as thats the most user friendly version of Linux. There is a version of linux that boots up in 3 seconds that i recently seen but cant remeber where.
When do you start your prison sentance for road traffic violations?
Oh another thing i seen too. Rember the Laser Tv format that someone pointed out a while back? it looks like it might be here soon. So dont buy a LCD or Plasma yet wait for the laser. Better picture, thinner, bigger and half the price to manufacture.
Ubuntu is a great Windows alternative, but boots up even slower. ASUS have an embedded version of Linux on some of their new motherboards, which allows you to use the internet very quickly.
I know their Eee PC boots super quick too, as had a go on one the other week in PC World. I was tempted to buy it, until I realised that I wouldn't have a use for it.
I'm about to put CentOS on one of my older machines as a development web server. It's basically a non-commercial version of Red Hat.
In case any of you (like me) are running Nvidia hardware, but haven't yet purchased Orange Box - you can get the First Slice of Portal pie for free!
Portal is top. If i bought a house I would seriously have been after a nice new tv. Goddam tv market never sits still...good but bad mkay. I predict expensive laser tv's mid year and reasonable ones end of year. Which doesn't help me.
oh, and so what s a good free fast booting solution for an old pooter?
Depends how old the computer is. I've run Damn Small Linux on several PCs in the past - including from a USB stick. It has a low footprint of only 50MB. Fast booting solution though I'm not sure about, as all Linux distros I've used have taken as long as (if not longer than) Windows to boot.
So i read about that Eee Pc on bit tech today and think oh yeah thats got my interest, then i read straight away; "Asus will be bringing out a higher res version at some time", so immediately I lose interest again. Grr! Same with nearly everything these days.
The current ones are good for the price and the bespoke Linux they're running is very intuitive. But 800x600 looks a bit odd nowadays.
Hows the focus
Fooking amazing.. http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/165717.html?playlist=featured Good old days my arse...
Lolz! It's funny how they re-use the same game play, just with a different overlay. Actually, sounds like many of today's modern games...
The Focus is fun. Lots of torque with it being a diesel and although the turbo isn't as loud and manic as the Skyline's, it's still fast enough.
Hows the sale of the Skyliner going?
Had some interested genuine buyers. Most want to part exchange though. Also had many spam emails and calls from AutoTrader - warning to all, don't use AutoTrader for advertising a car!
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/01/30/futuremark_to_dabble_with_games_development/1 This could be interesting...
Wayo, everyones going to be most interested in the graphics they come out with... I m thinking maybe they have been developing the new 3d mark and decided they had built a decent game engine. Still, go and watch the 3d mark space station attack and watch the animation on the soldiers its fooking hilarious, lets hope they get an animator in.
Maybe the whole game will be pre-rendered FMV? It will be interesting to see what they come up with...
Dont matter to me as i dont have a computer that can play any games and cant afford to buy one after being sacked from Eastenders. Oh i can play Dick Burns Rally and PES2008 but my computer barely handles that, so i have to put it on the lowest graphic settings; looks like a dogs dinner.
Barry from eastenders
HI BARRY, SHOUT
As dead as Jeremy Beedle....
Is Jeremy Beadle dead?
No but Jeremy's beetle is
Well, yes he is very dead by now, how could you not hear?! Or have I missed the sarcasm :S
I didn't know he had died. In fact, at work today when I read your comment I asked aloud if he was dead - everyone was surprised I hadn't heard...
And there I was thinking I kept up with the news - via Google Reader and Radio 1's Newsbeat.
Ah thats your problem, about half the headlines on radio 1 news i never hear in main news! Saying that they went on and on about beadle on chris moyles show.
You may have seen this but here goes.
Enjoy! The crazy little bastard!
I've never seen that - crazy shit! Wow, he is so cool, especially with the little 'fro going on. I'm going to teach my baby to break dance...
lol, I wonder how many lashings he has taken for messing up on those moves.
what club night is on friday nights in engine shed? is it ok for non students
Fetish Night for gimps and freaks
Went to watch Cloverfield, good fun go check it. I couldn't wait for some of those american chumps to die and luckily I wasn't let down. Also gave me the urge to join the army and shoot big guns at monsters. Word of warning tho dont sit anywhere near the front row, as there is serious wobble cam and your going to find yourself looking around the cinema to calm the eyes if you do. Unfortunately I didnt have a choice and being a film thats been out for couple o week and having the worsed cinema here that you can think of, It was like watching a 200 inch tv in your front room... Fun; but not for that film. bleugh!
Cloverfield sounds good - lots of hype. The last film we went to see was I Am Legend, so it's about time to go and watch another.
I mostly liked I am legend....Until the end which I thought were poop. Still overall worth a watch fo sho
The end wasn't great - but better than I was expecting at the time. I thought they would realise he was trying to help them and that they would stop attacking. Most Hollywood films end like that anyway...
Maybe yes Maybe no, we just don't know till I get it... But I am still in shock about it all
Did you opt for it in Orange? Simon said you've gone for a custom paint job.
I have a custom paint job on the bike, I hope its not shit. I haven't actually seen what the colour looks like....oh dear...
Look at this mental looking mazda, looks straight out of Burnout. http://cache.jalopnik.com/cars/assets/resources/2007/12/Mazda_Furai_02.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Xl0i4uNGU
Haha that Fatboy GT3 needs to lose some KGs. That car is Pimp.
Speaking of GT3's - we had a nice black one turn up to work today. Sounds great and the launched was uber-fast.
If you played MGS2 check this. Bit long but still good http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/181042.html
You've played MGS2?"?!?!?!?!!!! hehe ;o)
Right! I got my bike early, rushed home with it at lunch and straight back to work ffs! Anyway; here some quick pics i took. I'll do some better ones after Thursday when I can bring the bike out from hiding. (Long story). lets see if i remember how to do html links: 1st Here 2nd Here 3rd Here 4th Here
ah shit hahaha^^ Dunno what happened there to the but i cant see i put arrow wrong way anyways! lets do it old skool!
http://adamskii.slickhouse.com/Sub%20Zero%202008/1st.jpg http://adamskii.slickhouse.com/Sub%20Zero%202008/2nd.jpg http://adamskii.slickhouse.com/Sub%20Zero%202008/3rd.jpg http://adamskii.slickhouse.com/Sub%20Zero%202008/4th.jpg
ahhh ffs, just copy n paste.
I'll amend your comments - but both previous ones were awaiting moderation.
Your second post (raw links) needed either %20 for spaces, or to rename images so that they don't contain spaces. First one, just had them the wrong way round (< instead of >).
Bike looks pimp - what's the long story?
erm, i havent just spent a ton of money on a bike. Instead the bike has always been at my home in plymouth and im off to go and get it on weekend. Currently I have hidden the bike in the garage under a big sheet. Hopefully noone will notice! Basically im not telling tamsins parents i just bought it. Means I cant go and try or look at the dam thing until thursday (my day off)!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, now it makes sense - what happens if they read this though?
don matter innuh!
Ok took some better pics now, enjoy! http://adamskii.slickhouse.com/bikepics.rar
Hows things up there? You guys busy I spose. U got cot etc sorted? Cant remember if you finding out what sex it will be? Funny if its a boy as everyone i know who had a baby lately had a boy
Things are good - we've had the third scan (yet to put pics on the blog), as at the second scan they couldn't see all of the baby's heart - but everything went well third time around.
Pushchair is in its box sitting in the garage and the cot is to be put up. The baby's going to have your old room! Might find some old socks or something when getting it ready?
Will let everyone know what the sex is, once we know on the big day!
Ah, forgot to reply to previous post - had a look at the better pics and the bike looks super-pimp! Good to see all the hope parts, Orange are still keeping it an all-British affair. Funny pic showing the hope quick-release for the seat-tube.
The only problem with the bike is the rider. Too unfit and I suck at all jumps. I'm pretty fast tho while I last.
terminator 2 low budgment day http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/185397.html?playlist=featured
They've got a new Terminator TV series on Virgin coming soon. Not that I'll be watching it.
yeah looked like pap but ive heard its ok. I bet it is pap tho
bad quality but nevermind is funny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPQIizRp9ck&feature=related
I like to call this total recall effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt50bwi4sz8&feature=related and loose lips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJUDTgMhzgQ&feature=related
haha that same dude somewhere to keep his drink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXDHFpudUcg&feature=related
this is just wrong tho http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4NUmvvQj60&feature=related
http://www.dreamcast.com/ - Sega has updated its Dreamcast site, allowing users to register their console for something exciting! Unfortunately, it's suspended for the moment as too many Dreamcast users tried registering.
Bah where is mine?! Oh well, tell me if the site goes back up.
HAHAHA dont bother actually http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/03/11/sega_dreamcast_com_is_a_phishing_scam/1
Read that during lunch break and I'm glad it was down for registering!
Just watch the end where he takes off his face... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKtYsCN0gMA&feature=related
That is some pretty good reconstruction right there - though how on earth did you find it? Did you search for 'man takes off his face'?
I have no idea actually
Just watched Family Guy - Blue Harvest, and the Tusken Raiders sounded just like our impressions of Chewbacca. They looked like us after a night of booze too!
cool ive had on pooter for a little while, ill have to give that a watch
The new Toca race driver game AKA GRID is looking veeery nice http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32012.html
A few years ago I would have regretted saying this, but now as a '360 owner who dislikes the current PlayStation offering:
Gran Turismo beater?
That trailer's good, though when I clicked on the link I thought the American mobile phone ad was it - I sat confused wondering what it was all about...
Dam adverts. As far as trailers go thats gotta be right up there with the best. I HOPE the framerate is somewhat stable - it was a bit off on Dirt but going from the trailer it looks to be running between 60 and 30 fps as opposed to 30 - 20 like Dirt seemed to be so I'm hopeful. I also hope they sort the handling because as fun as Dirt was it's handling was weird/wrong. But prob being the biggest criticism of Dirt review and opinion wise, I should imagine/hope they spent alot of time fixing this.
Juuuust in case you missed it. New GTA4 trailer - the final one before release! Best bit imo the ragdoll euphoria stuff. http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32309.html
I agree, it is the best bit. That trailer gives you a good idea of what the soundtrack will be like too. Can't wait!
I read today they doing a feature with amazon, so if you in game and like the song that is currently playing you can dial a number in game on the mobile the dude has; and that buys the song through amazon or something. Thats pretty a pretty dam unique idea if that works well. By then i'll have most likely downloaded it already tho ;)
If you ever saw the pedo brasseye special your gonna like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1eNDIioyx8
hahahahaha funny shit! Ok, so is this guy for real. I mean the report looks like he is taking piss but this guy either wierdo or top hollywood actor like stallone.
I thought the same thing - is it real? Or is that guy a great actor, like Chuck Norris?
Again, how did you find this on YouTube? You must search for some weird shit.
I watched a vid called pedo beard then this was linked from that, thats usually what happens. Is this real or not? The verdicts out, I was watching it wondering the same thing. But I don't think they would use the Sky News name if it was a spoof, in which case thats fooking hilarious.
The future part Deux!
Ok this is the single most important thing that will happen this year, no not the film "Son of Rambo" but cars that run on hydrogen . You may have heard of them already and in 2005 Honda built the first one costing $5 million; but they will become main stream in the US this year costing $50k and availible to rent for $500 a month.
Personally, I dont give a shit about this saving the planet bull crap but it will save on my wallet as no need for crappy oil and stupid taxes.
Honda are even going to sell machines that you can produce your own hydrogen fuel at home.
Heres some boring links to read a bit more.
I say fake.
The tv station name in corner is a legit one Simon said so REAL!
Plus I had perverts like that at my secondary school,
yes i was one of these perverts. :D
Askimet kept your comment aside for moderation LordByron - but I found it lying around just now!
$500 will equate to around Â£400 knowing rip-off-Britain, which is a lot to pay for a 'green' car. But maybe when I come to purchase my next car in 5 year, I'll be opting for Hydrogen, rather than Diesel?
As soon as some cocksucker company offers up some eco-car for cheapy, even if the top speed is 90 i dont give a funk im getting one. The petrol prices at the mo here are a fooking joke, about 10% rise in the space of half a year its disgusting. Grr makes me mad, bunch of cocksuckers; as soon as i stary driving they funk us over.
The Deputy Editor of Xbox World 360 magazine has already completed GTA IV! C-A-N-N-O-T wait until April 29th...
Oh man, i got wood. Likewise I cant wait.
Btw what was that speaker set u sent me the link for a while back again?
Logitech Z5500, available on Amazon, which I've now re-located to the lounge. They sound superb and go extremely loud - only had it up to about 1/2 volume. Also support optical-in, which the XBOX 360 includes.
Kotaku experienced GTA IV's multiplayer! Reading through the article makes me think that GTA IV will be the last game ever. We could retire playing the mutliplater...
Thats weird, as I was just about to post this: http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/865/865113p1.html
Nice article. Again, Ive got wood U still on Live right matt? Ill get new susbscription near to release
Coo-el. Yeah I'm on live - playing Halo 3 online a few times a week. Though I'm still not very good at it.
My subscription runs out at the beginning of June, but will be renewing straight away, especially for GTA IV multiplayer.
Dare I say it - this could be the game to end all games.
I always say this about gta as well, but i eventually tire of it however it prob racks up the most amount of hours by far which is a whoooole lot, and hopefully the multiplayer is as good as I hope. I havent got into a multiplayer game in quite a while. So its GTA all the way until GTA5 or GTA IV: Plymouth bays.
I would buy GTA IV: Plymouth Bays in a heartbeat. Would the Ginsters factory be in the game too?
only if the mission was to blow the feker up!
Well done! Now roll on 500...
Amazon has the special edition of GTA IV at the unbelievable price of Â£59.98! I've pre-ordered mine, so it will hopefully arrive on the day...
new GTA Minivids: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32759.html http://www.gametrailers.com/player/32757.html
I think I'll join the gun club, as it sounds like a good way to spend a weekend.
Dont buy a PS3 just yet! I was reading that they bringing out a 80GB version with new controllers in June and possibly a bigger one by crimbo. Wayo just intime for a blu-ray player and a new Laser TV.
i knows about this stuffs no problemo. Laser tv tho, nope. As far as i can tell they are only releasing biggy laser tv's which gonna be too much anyway. ill have had a new one by then i guess
you remember them tree men from lord of ringers... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/11/wtreeman111.xml
On the same page is a link to the World's Smallest Woman - she's 15, but is smaller than a baby. Anyone else notice a similarity between these people?
holy crap she is small i bet paris hilton buys her. Oh look i made a mess ^^
Your mess has been cleared up. She is like a pixie, or a scale model or something.
As for the TV, i seen this on hotdeals.co.uk and thought it was good deal. But is it worth spending the extra Â£100. I also read that some Full HD TV's dont like regular signals and look worse then normal TV's.
I didnt notice the difference with the vid but then i have not played Oblivion.
Dunno ffs its all confusing. & yes the processing of the signal is the most important thing so the sd stuff doesnt look like arse. But its 2008 dood it surely should be good for nearly all tv's these days!?!
mmm nice vid btw.
Si - isn't your TV HD? If so, does an SD signal look turd?
Im not arsed about GT I played GT5prologue on saturday on my bro in laws, it looked great but it just HAS to move on, i wasn't impressed. It was sooo lifeless.
Signal strength is good then SD picture is usually good, im a bit worried it going to be shit around here tbh.
Watched that vid proper this time, for some reason I wanted to go and buy some Hovis
The recent Bit-Tech review of Prologue has said similar to your comment - which makes me feel a lot better that I opted for a 360 instead of waiting for the PS3. I can't see GT5 making a huge impression on the gaming market, especially with Forza and Project Gotham both selling extremely well.
I can see it selling loads cause its the only ps3 racer. They need to sort out the damage physics thing and also its not released for a year so much more time to improve it.
GT4: Prologue was barely any different to the full Gran Turismo 4 - the latter contained a lot more cars and tracks, but essentially the Prologues are a stop-gap. It bides the developer more time to cram in what they originally promised.
In a years time, we'll have the next Project Gotham and Forza, along with a handful of others.
Well they do have to step it up somehow. It was good, but I guess im getting old and needing a faster fix of fun these days and this game wasn't giving it. It was a solid game tho don't get me wrong.
Btw does your mum and dad have a slaughter house/ or similar on their farm? I cant remember. Was it pigs you chop up?
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/203626.html?playlist=featured prob most useful vid out
Wowowowowow! Yeah, definitely the most complete/useful video to date. It shows pretty much all you need to see, prior to actually playing the game. I make it 12 days to go...
Aye ill try to refrain from vids now, thats sorted me.
WHat about your farm duad?!
Oh naughty me i posted the short gta video instead of the longer version http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/203940.html
Oh yeah, forgot about replying to your previous question - it's not his farm, but the Queen's. I don't know the breed of pig, but they're taken away to slaughter, none on the premises.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeah! Bowling alley looks fun.
ahh oki, i knew it were queens farm just couldnt remember
Good, Microsoft needs to get their 50 million's worth!
hahaah http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/204798.html?playlist=featured worst game ever, pretend you are an asshole in a club. In fact if it was that it would be good.
It would be better in a strip club - but even so, that has nothing on GTA IV.
Yeah it did look like Ray Mears!
lol Im downloading every south park ever at the mo; massive torrent. Erm not that I can't watch them all on websites anyway.. but hey hooo
South Park Studios now offer all of the episodes for free, however it's USA only at the moment. I've previously downloaded seasons 1 - 10, but am still on Season 2...
Ive been avoiding any video reviews, I want to see it 1st hand. bring it ooon!
I played GTA 4 yesterday on my Xbox 720, it was disgusting; all that mindless killing and ladies of the night. It should be banned. On the flip side Ill be around at your tonight Matt for GTA beers and Multiplayer, start a gang and rule the streets innum call our selfs The Lady Boys.
hell yeah its awesome, takes soem getting used to the controls but when you do its a nice
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^whats that, skool boy error?
Ah, that's me posting a link to the lounge from the post New Theme! It's known as a pingback in the blogosphere.
The realism of GTA IV is insane! I've just driven a bike straight into a petrol-pump and the thing exploded - sending Neko flying through the air and into the sea.
Oh!? And i was all up for a PS3 for it.... hmm... doh. I got new tv on weekend and DVD's scale up sooo nicely through the 360 on it they look so good.
I won't be making the BBQ :( sry duad. My 1st mortgage payment is double what it normally is (which i didnt realise) meaning Im left with about 50p after payday.
Do you host remote desktop stuff? The company is bringing in some lame web filtering stuff and I was wondering if it's possible to virtual desktop the internet off your server? Or doesn't it work like that? Just wondering....
Back on GTA Multiplay in 2 week, waiting for internets tis hard to live without it!
Good to know the 360 upscales DVDs, will save me replacing my DVD collection with HD equivalents! That 50p could buy you a chocolate bar from the petrol station, but no petrol to drive to the BBQ.
If you know which ports they're leaving open, then you could setup a proxy - but remote desktop would simply give you access to another PC outside of your company's network.
Well, I think it upscales... looks like it did when I ran Lord of ringer through it. It wasn't too far off a blue ray. No idea about the details of the filter, it's not kicking in just yet, when it does I might try virtual browser sites if they are not blocked. Maybe I mean't virtual desktop on the server? So I could browse through the internet on that?
You could using VNC or remote desktop, however they would still require ports to be open on your company's firewall. Basically, all traffic would have to pass through the firewall (unless you can find a way around it), in which case they'll most likely restrict access to only a certain few ports. These open ports would then be filtered, restricting what you can (and cannot) see.
At the moment Im browsing VIA GhostZilla its a really cool discreet browser that opens in whatever app you are running and greys font &/hides all the pictures etc (unless you mouse over them). Its really cool for those moments where there is nothing to do but you don't want it to look like you are doing nothing. Best of all you don't have to install it; its running from my usb stick and doesnt save any files to the computer, only the temp till it closes. If i move my mouse outside the app window area the browser dissapears displaying your work and to get it back you move far left to far right to far left with your cursor. Its really fooking cool, if you have a reason to or are bored, check it out!
I might try it out, purely for novelty reasons - we're allowed to check the web/email during work, but don't find the time for it.
What actual day is your bday again? Was in the 19th? or 9th? Today? or 21st?
14th, which is next week sometime. Did I forget your birthday? As I dreamt that I wrote on your facebook wall to say happy birthday...
You did aye on facebook, have a good bday bbq btw. gutted i cant go, at least u got the weather for it. How long now for babyday? about a month?
Knows it - hottest day of the year so far. I also think we've bought too much beer, considering the invitation asked people to come with some of their own too...
8 weeks and counting till Lily is due.
Sounds like Simon helped you with that Extra Beer. If you want you can post me some bottles ;)
Unfortunately he didn't - I've still got over 50 bottles/cans of beer left over from the BBQ. I do, however, have plenty of pictures of Simon during the latter part of the evening. I would post them here, but people would get the wrong idea...
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