HankScorpio

Live Microsoft E3 Xbox conference

HankScorpio

7 years ago

Modern Borefest.
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HankScorpio

7 years ago

@craigy woohoo! Nicely done, silly me.
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HankScorpio

7 years ago

Liveblog ain't working on iPad! Can't scroll, can only see last few updates :(
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GDC: DRM a "waste of time" - 2D Boy

HankScorpio

9 years ago

Wow, didn't think my honesty would stand out along side what I expected from other comments, but it seems I'm somehow in the simultaneously in the 90% majority, and the vocal minority. Firstly, I'm happy to see software companies engaging with the piracy issue in an intelligent manner. It's never really going to go away, and that's something Ron Carmel understands - he is obviously a very smart (as well as talented) man.

UncleLou - you're right, the "pay what you think" might seem cheeky, but it's worked in other areas (music, theatre, clubbing, food, drink), and surely game developers should be looking at new ways of increasing/continuing their revenue in the current climate, without resorting to EA style "micro-transactions" at every turn. I paid 10 for my digital copy of In Rainbows, I regularly donate to Wikipedia's online raising, and just put my hand in my pocket last week to give some money to the publicly funded RadioLab. What we think of as cheeky today might well be the norm in 10 years time ...

One final question (and I appreciate the difference in company size and relative income here) but how many of the "non-piracy people" are running copies non-legit copies of Adobe Photoshop / Microsoft Office / ? And, irrelevant of company size, isn't this exactly the same issue?
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HankScorpio

9 years ago

I am upset (but brave enough) to admit I was one of the 90% - it came out at a time where there were just so many games, and, as detailed above, it was so easy to get on the Mac. But after having so much fun with it, I'd be quite happy to pay something - maybe not $20, but when I saw it was less than a fiver on Steam if I would have had a PC I'd happily have bought it and never played it again.

Maybe 2D Boy should set up a little "pay what you think we deserve" thing for the pirates to cough up a bit of cash, a little bit like Little Bay Restaurant in Farringdon. I'd have no problem with passing on a little bit of my paypal balance to them!
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Noby Noby Boy's Keita Takahashi

HankScorpio

9 years ago

" Does the game use some kind of cover system? if so is it gears of war style 3rd person or Killzone 2 style first person cover? "

I'm in a conference call and this just made me laugh out loud, and people started asking what was up!

This looks mental. He's obviously as mad as a box of frogs.
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No LEGO Potter in '09, says source

HankScorpio

9 years ago

Eurogamer in Y2K bug shocker!
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Virtual Console: The Most Wanted

HankScorpio

10 years ago

Starfox/Starwing over Stunt Race FX any day in my book ...
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The Orange Box

HankScorpio

11 years ago

Aaaaarrggghh so excited about this. Never got to play HL2, so can't wait to see what the fuss is all about!
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Zelnick hints at BioShock sequel

HankScorpio

11 years ago

I'm sorry, it seems everyone has missed out the most spectacular part of this story - "Kriss Akabusi and Cheryl Baker" ... I mean WTF?!? Did they arrive in a 1983 silver DeLorean?
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BioShock

HankScorpio

11 years ago

Well that just about settles it then ... I'm like a giddy schoolboy over this game, sitting here in my underpants all excited reading this review, booking next Friday off work and getting ready for a "gaming till sunrise" session that I haven't had since Halo ...

Can. Not. Wait.
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Rockstar quiet on GTA details

HankScorpio

11 years ago

"I heard the Mega Drive version will be the one to own, thanks to the power of Blast Processing."

Yeah whatever!! The Super FX chip will allow the Empire State to look more real than ever before, and with Mode 7 there will be a special "Drunken Fighter Mode" where everything will constantly spin around.
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Virtua Fighter 5

HankScorpio

11 years ago

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Ikaruga on Live Arcade?

HankScorpio

11 years ago

Oh my god that Youtube video just made me feel a little sick.
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FIFA 06

HankScorpio

13 years ago

I bet it STILL plays like a dog turd.
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Jeff Minter on Xbox 360

HankScorpio

13 years ago

Certainly, I can't imagine four people playing with this for longer than 10 minutes or so.

I would have disagreed with this, but seeing as they're making magic mushrooms illegal next week I'll have to concur.
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Half-Life 2

HankScorpio

13 years ago

Can't wait!
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Microsoft's J Allard on Xbox 360

HankScorpio

13 years ago

nice article
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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigher

HankScorpio

13 years ago

/drools
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SingStar's May return confirmed

HankScorpio

13 years ago

Please let Simon and Mikita (sp?) be in there to give you sarcastic comments when you suck. Popworld is the shiz, perfect sunday morning hangover stuff.
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Valve suspends 20,000 Steam accounts

HankScorpio

14 years ago

I love that comeback in the forum link "Steam is the new google" ;)
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Half-Life 2

HankScorpio

14 years ago

cheers for the help, but is there any sort of stress test I could check that my gfx card could cope? It's pretty shit I'm sure its not meant for gaming ...
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HankScorpio

14 years ago

So people talking about running it on a laptop - do you think my Vaio 2.8G Celeron with 564 RAM will run it? The problem is the gfx card is a Radeon IGP 345M, from what I recall its an onboard card, would that let me down? Even if I could play it on low settings I'd be quite happy ...
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No online co-op for Halo 2

HankScorpio

14 years ago

i was sure i saw a screen shot that had it on the menu? was that faked?
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PlayStation Portable pricing, launch line-up, battery life unveiled

HankScorpio

14 years ago

Flip! I'm well after one now, I was expected something around $300, half that is brilliant!

Anyone got any idea on the regional locking on the machine? Tempted to import ...
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World War Too Many!

HankScorpio

14 years ago

fifa: road to WW2 - is that where you play the cup final in No Mans Land on Christmas Day, and every game is England vs Germany?
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Jade Empire

HankScorpio

14 years ago

I'm all for replay value in games, but expecting you to play a 30 hour game a fwe times is a bit daft no? I'd love to go back to KOTOR and be a bastard, but I haven't got the time, especially with so much great stuff around that I've not even played yet (Prince of Persia, please stand up)
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Microsoft slams Halo 2 leak

HankScorpio

14 years ago

just visiting some of the US boards to see the Yank reply to the situation:

along the lines of "french subtitled? then it must be the french who leaked it! damn bastards tried to ruin our War on Terror and now they're trying to ruin halo 2 as well!!!!!!"

good thinking guys!
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Pikmin 2

HankScorpio

14 years ago

was gonna give it a miss after the orignal being sweet but WAY too short, but after this gushing review its a case of Tronix here I come!
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Animal Crossing

HankScorpio

14 years ago

"The kids are gonna bring over my old Import memory card and we'll see if I can visit their town and nab some fruit. "

I was wondering about that - can towns be visited if they're different (ie US vs PAL) regions?

It'd be great if it could, I never knew anyone with a US AC so never got away on a day trip :(
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HankScorpio

14 years ago

and it goes all the way to next christmas which is great.

Miss May is a real hottie. She works down at the post office but I hear her twin sister who does the night shift is a real bitch!
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HankScorpio

14 years ago

If you haven't got one, you REALLY don't want to know. It'd just break your heart.

I only got mine through a workmate, I pleaded and begged till I could do it no more, and the poor fella took pity on me.
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HankScorpio

14 years ago

I dusted of my US copy last week, decided to start a whole new town. It's super cute. Great when a few people use your cube, as having housemates in the same town is ace - giving them stick for messy houses, seeing what letters they send to the town's inhabitants and then calling them liars, and (a fave between me and my sis) sending each other lovely little presents in the post.

Only niggle at the moment? I got one of those most excellent 04/05 animal crossing calendars, with all the event dates on them, but it's for the PAL version and doesn't match my US dates! I missed Harvest Moon by a week!
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TGS 2004: PlayStation Portable

HankScorpio

14 years ago

hey has anyone made a funny joke about the size of the PSP in that first shot yet? OH YEAH ABOUT FIVE OF YOU PLEASE STOP IT NOW!

edit: sp
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