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  • MrSemprini 29 Nov 2012 21:51:19 9,330 posts
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    Just can't get a win. Feel like QPR.
  • Kay 29 Nov 2012 22:10:29 17,404 posts
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    Thingy wrote:
    @Kay Plus, it is exactly the same game (except for the slightly worse online bit), so why not.

    Speaking of which, I'll be online just after 9 I should think.
    I was only annoyed because I wanted to join in! Though not today perhaps, I've only just managed to 3-star the mirror cups after days of trying, so I think it'll take a while for me to get used to the normal tracks again.

    Why is the online worse in MK7, btw?
  • MrSemprini 29 Nov 2012 22:13:05 9,330 posts
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    Hand cramps got me before the battery crapped out. Makes a refreshing change. Cheers gents, still mostly awful at this, in no small part due to the wretched controls. Definable controls next time you think? No, didn't think so.
  • MrSemprini 29 Nov 2012 22:17:09 9,330 posts
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    Kay wrote:Why is the online worse in MK7, btw?
    Not sure it's worse. I would rate it equally amateurish, which is about the level of competency you'd expect.

    Edited by MrSemprini at 22:17:25 29-11-2012

    Edited by MrSemprini at 22:17:46 29-11-2012
  • Thingy 29 Nov 2012 22:52:56 5,240 posts
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    Cheers all. A decent 90 minutes there. I managed a few wins in amongst the terrible luck. After a year, the game is definitely growing on me. Still don't like the underwater bits though.

    @Kay Ah, fair enough. Don't think I've got your friend code. Put it up here and I'll add you for next time.

    As for the online being a bit worse, it was the Communities bit I was referring to. The Private Rooms were a brilliant way of playing the Wii version, I suppose because of all the wankers with hacked consoles ruining the WW races. Also, there were Team GP's in the Private Rooms. That, coupled with Skype was probably the best way I've ever played this game.

    The Communities thing feels like a good idea in principal, but it's actually harder to arrange a game that way.

    As far as I can tell, the EG Communities are a desert. So I just play WW races online. Getting everyone in the same WW race can be a bit tricky as the rooms are often full of randoms.

    edit: Like MrSemprini says, equally amateurish. Removed features, no lessons learned after 4 years.

    Edited by Thingy at 22:58:43 29-11-2012
  • Jono62 5 Dec 2012 19:41:49 13,628 posts
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    How are the many Wii U's you've bought, Thingy?
  • MrSemprini 6 Dec 2012 21:07:02 9,330 posts
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    I imagine the social stigma of buying just one underpowered piece of crap is bad enough, let alone 243. From Rock God to pariah in one ill considered flick of the credit card.

    However, if he could poke his head out from under the rock for a few minutes and tell us how awful it is, that would be splendid. You know, just so the rest of us are warned off from making the same mistake.
  • Thingy 6 Dec 2012 22:06:59 5,240 posts
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    Don't do it chaps. It's rubbish. It isn't. There are no good games out for it yet (and they're expensive), you might as well wait for the inevitable price drop in 6 months time. Nintendo Land is infuriatingly addictive, both the single player and multiplayer bits. The constant and slow updating is a pain in the arse too. The Miiverse online community thing is really well done. They might have a shot at doing online quite well this time. At their 4th attempt. /Hangs head in shame.

    243.00 ended up being the price I paid for the premium one with Nintendo Land. A simple mistranslation for comic effect.
  • MrSemprini 6 Dec 2012 22:53:48 9,330 posts
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    Sounds terrible, definitely not getting one this year
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    WiiU > You :D
  • Jono62 18 Dec 2012 20:07:02 13,628 posts
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    Still looking for a Christmas gift? Well, you can't go wrong with this.

    Happy holidays all karters.
  • MrSemprini 20 Dec 2012 11:23:29 9,330 posts
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    Normally people are winding down at year end, can't seem to find a spare minute at the moment, so apologies for absence and lack of nonsense.

    I'm tempted by that Jono but I fear my good lady's reaction would be a mix of shock, surprise, disbelief and a soupon of fear for good measure if I were to buy one.

    Office party tomorrow. After the year we've had, it will be hit and hit hard.
  • Thingy 20 Dec 2012 21:44:17 5,240 posts
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    Enjoy the office party. Had ours last week; alas no scandal, no suicide attempts and no overt sexual misconduct. Ah, I miss the old days. Definite lack of drugs too. Bit of a bust really, just lots of people getting very drunk and very angry about the state of science funding these days. People are rubbish.
  • MrSemprini 21 Dec 2012 09:48:07 9,330 posts
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    Angry science nerds, we should have a combined bash next year, it'll be a seething riot.
  • JuanKerr 21 Dec 2012 09:53:34 36,094 posts
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    Didn't go to my Christmas bash, what with it being in central London and me being stuck out in the sticks. Can't say I'm bothered though - 98% of the people in my company are cunts.

    Actually, that's a bit harsh. Most are them are merely twats.
  • MrSemprini 21 Dec 2012 11:05:20 9,330 posts
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    Well with a bit of luck the Mayans will be proved right and none of that will matter. I just hope they wait until after lunch, don't fancy experiencing the rapture on an empty stomach.

    If this is the end of the world as we know it, it has been a blast boys and girls. Cheerio!
  • JuanKerr 21 Dec 2012 11:45:04 36,094 posts
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    Yep, it's been pretty good hasn't it.

    Let's hope something survives the apocalypse and evolves into something better than us stinking humans, eh?
  • MrSemprini 21 Dec 2012 11:53:50 9,330 posts
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    And on that bombshell, I'm out of here. It's ale o'clock already so I'll be seeing you fine folks on the other side of oblivion.

    Merry Sol Invictus good people!
  • JuanKerr 21 Dec 2012 12:01:04 36,094 posts
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    Have a good one, and hopefully our paths will cross at some point in the blissful eternity of the after-life.
  • JuanKerr 21 Dec 2012 12:53:15 36,094 posts
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    From the It happened in monthly feature for December, courtesy of Viz:

    December 12, 1995

    Rap artist Turbo B of Eurodance band SNAP! takes time out to review his financial situation, issuing the following statement to the press: Im as serious as polio, when I say Im diversifying my portfolio.

    December 17, 1998

    Rap artist Turbo B of Eurodance band SNAP! takes time out from recording to lay a patio for his niece, issuing the following statement to the press: Im as serious as crabs, when I say Im putting down some slabs.

    December 26, 2003

    Rap artist Turbo B of Eurodance band SNAP! goes kite-flying, but loses his delta-wing stunt kite in a freak gale. He later tells journalists at a press conference: Im as serious as non-specific urethritis, when I say I dont know where my motherfucking kite is.
  • Duffer 24 Dec 2012 16:16:34 963 posts
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    Wishing all you fine gentleman a

    Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. xx
  • Jono62 24 Dec 2012 17:56:10 13,628 posts
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    Merry Christmas Suffer. Do you still play this game?
  • MrSemprini 27 Dec 2012 11:07:51 9,330 posts
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    Suffer? Has she been tempted by one too many single malts?

    Anyways, hope everyone is suitably stuffed on food, drink and presents and had a jolly day. Commiserations if you were bought a Vita, doubly so if you got a Wii U. If you somehow ended up with both, I've got some shares in Comet for you to complete the hat-trick.
  • Jono62 27 Dec 2012 12:09:34 13,628 posts
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    Fortunately I was given neither, but I was given this:

    http://www.imgur.com/jrVs6.jpeg

    Suffer is Duffer's new name according to my phone.
  • Thingy 28 Dec 2012 22:02:00 5,240 posts
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    Merry Christmas all.

    My travelling around, visiting/imposing is all done for the year, and what a weird fucking year it's been. It's time to kick back, relax into a new year full of hope and promise. Cheers!
  • MrSemprini 29 Dec 2012 17:14:04 9,330 posts
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    Thingy wrote:what a weird fucking year it's been.
    I'll second that. Looking forward to a nice, normal year for 2013. Might even find enough time to get back on the track on a regular basis.

    Jono, joining us in the Champ next year?
  • Jono62 31 Dec 2012 16:45:30 13,628 posts
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    @MrSemprini - As long as you guys don't drop to Division One. Poor Henning Berg didn't get to eat much chicken.

    Happy New Year karters.
  • MrSemprini 1 Jan 2013 20:18:13 9,330 posts
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    Two wins on the bounce suggest not. The promotion charge starts here!

    Happy New Year karters, but my oh my, what a terrible start to the year. The surprising combination of many cups of tea and warm lettuce has saved me from purgatory today.
  • JuanKerr 2 Jan 2013 09:29:16 36,094 posts
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    Happy New Year to you all.

    Sad news about CMJ, eh? Not the best start to the year :(
  • MrSemprini 2 Jan 2013 11:35:58 9,330 posts
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    Fiddlesticks :(
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