OldK1ngCole

National Video Game Arcade cultural centre announced for Nottingham

OldK1ngCole

4 years ago

The photo was taken at the top of Carlton Street / Hockley. If that's where this place is going to be that's kinda cool. Nottingham's best Arcade was about 5 doors up when I was a teenager (about 20 years ago), shame they can't use the same building.

I look forward to having a walk around when it opens :)
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The big interview: Phil Harrison on Xbox One, Kinect, indie games and red rings

OldK1ngCole

5 years ago

I must admit that this is the most confusing console announcement I have ever experienced and I've been a gamer for about 30 years :)

I'm not really bothered about the used game thing as I buy all my games new but something is still not sitting right with me. In my house I have 3 X360's (2 slim and 1 fat). These are in the living room, my bedroom and my sons room. I do most of my gaming in my bedroom and only very rarely in the living room. This isn't a problem because if I want to game in the living room, I take my profile and disc downstairs and play my game. If my son wants to play, I give him the disc and he goes and plays in his room using his own profile.
Now lets say I've been playing on my Xbox One and my son wants to play so he takes the disc to play on his Xbox One. Will this be classed as second hand as its a different console? The way I understand it from above is that he can play using his profile on the console in my bedroom but he won't be able to play on the console in his bedroom without paying a fee or something. That is not "no different to how discs operate today".

Also what's happening with GamerTags / Profiles. I know I can take my GamerTag / Profile to Xbox One but can I then take it back to X360. I have a large collection of X360 games (over 100 disc & more than 50 XBLA) that I don't just want to give up and now have to keep an X360 set-up to play due to no backward compatibility. I keep my GamerTag / Profile on a flash drive so can this just be hot swapped between Xbox One / X360 like it can between different X360's or is it a one way migration. I still have unfinished business with many of my X360 games.

We now know that the console needs an Internet connection to work. WHY? This is definitely something they should have provided more information about. I know it doesn't always have to be connected, so when does it? Once an hour? Once a day? Once a week?

Finally do I have to use Kinect or should I say, does Kinect have to be Kinected? As I've already said, I do pretty much all my console gaming in my bedroom and have not the want, nor the room to have Kinect set up there.

Again this has to be the most confusing game console announcement ever. After watching Sony announce the PS4 I came away impressed, after watching Microsoft announce Xbox One I came away scratching my head.

Hopefully most of this will be sorted out at E3, and we'll actually get to see some games rather than some twat from the NFL and a washed up film director.
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Face-Off: Need for Speed: Most Wanted on Wii U

OldK1ngCole

5 years ago

Anyone know where the demo is on the E-Shop?
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Nintendo announces Zelda: Wind Waker HD re-make for Wii U, out this year

OldK1ngCole

5 years ago

To be honest I'd have been happier with Ocarina Of Time HD :(

But this will do just fine :)
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Trials Evolution: Gold Edition crashes into PC in March

OldK1ngCole

5 years ago

I have Trials HD & all DLC and Trials Evo & all DLC on X360.

Don't care though, I'll still be getting this :)
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Super Mario 64 mod adds online co-op to the 16 year old classic

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

I don't know what to say.....That is truly, truly awesome!

also @ Beano - You've only completed Mario 64 3 times, for shame :)
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Brilliant hand-illustrated Indiecade finalist Gorogoa now has a demo

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

I think this would be a perfect fit for my iPad.
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Xbox 360 dashboard update to mark switch from Microsoft Points to real money - report

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

I quite like MS Points to be honest, as having the odd few hundred points left over for impulse purchasers comes is handy at times. And like many have said, shop around and you'll save money.

Don't want to have my credit/debit card details tied to my Xbox Live account either.

Maybe we'll still be able to buy vouchers in store or online though, just like PSN vouchers.
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Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain DLC released tomorrow

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

Tomorrow can't come soon enough :)
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Microsoft hints at a Killer Instinct revival

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

I would be more than happy with a HD XBLA remake of Killer Instinct 2 :)

C C C C C COMBO BREAKER
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Trials Evolution DLC Origin of Pain announced for Xbox 360

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

This is great news.

I'll be all over this DLC day one :)

Think I'll be investing in the PC version too even though I already have both games on X360.
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Trials Evolution dev RedLynx picks favourite user tracks

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

Anybody know who has created the "black and white" track?
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New Gears of War confirmed

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@rens11 - I agree, there's no way this will release on the X360 surely.
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Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@Whitster - MKV is still h.264 mate. MKV, MP4, Avi, are all just containers, similar in many ways to RAR or Zip files. Each container will house a h.264 video stream and an audio stream. Making everything MKV will change nothing as it would be like unpacking a Zip file then RARing it back up, the contents are still the same.

Does anybody know, if Motorola win this case (which I really hope they don't) will Microsoft have to patch the X360 to remove h.264 playback?

edit : damn you ProfDrMorph, you beat me to it :(
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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Preview: The Saviour of Arcade Racers

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

First things first. Nice to hear that all the lads from Bizzare are back on their feet now :)

Secondly, colour me interested about this. Like a couple have already said, it sounds a lot like Diddy Kong Racing and I loved that.

Once this is done though, how about a new PGR / MSR Gareth? You know you want too ;)
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Game of the Week: Trials Evolution

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@CaptainQuint - I'm seeing the same issue. NAT is open but my connection always shows as one red bar when everybody else shows as green with full signal. I too have a very good connection 13Mbit/s ADSL and have no idea what is causing this.
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Trials Evolution nets highest grossing day-one sales in XBLA history

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

Well done Redlynx :) Completely deserved for such an amazing title.

You have proved yet again why you are one of my favourite developers.
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Trials Evolution gameplay trailer

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

April 18th can't come soon enough :)
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Eurogamer Modern Warfare 3 DLC community nights

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@Spong - I second that notion. How's about it EG Staffers?
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Epic calls on PS4 and next Xbox to deliver "the maximum amount of computing power economically possible"

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@Lord_Gremlin

Blu-Ray is not a Sony technology. It is the product of the Blu-Ray Association. This consists of nine electronics companies including Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Thomson, LG, Hitachi, Sharp, Samsung and Sony. Why people think Sony "OWN" Blu-Ray I have no idea.

Also see LG's lawsuit against Sony last year for patent infringement of Blu-Ray technology inside the PS3 which set out to halt shipping of PS3's in Europe.
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Spring 2012 for Trials Evolution

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@Redlynx - March 20th launch it is then. Come on, you know it makes sense :)
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First £20 Raspberry Pi PCs arriving January

OldK1ngCole

6 years ago

@Bertie - Any news on when or where we'll be able to buy one of these?
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Trials Evolution doubtful for 2011

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Gutted :(
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Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Still no date for Trials Evolution? :(
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Devil May Cry HD Collection announced

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

"The HD Collection includes the first three games in the series: Devil May Cry 1, 2 and 3, in their original state but upscaled"

/fixed
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Blizzard sells server blades for charity

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Taken from Blizzard's ebay listing

"Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of proceeds after auction expenses to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital"

Doesn't sound like their taking anything towards the cost of the actual hardware to me.

P.S. Sort out the link EG, it appears to be broken :)
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Xbox dash update in November - report

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Hey Microsoft, I have a question for you. Can you make sure that the Premium Themes I have paid for work/look right this time please?
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Mobile Games Roundup

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

@Subquest - No, it's not the way I would usually react. But to post a link from the App Store and then not get a simple cross reference correct, well.......

I'm sorry if I've upset anyone. On reflection, maybe I was a little harse :(
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OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Erm.....Tiny Invaders is actually £1.49 not £0.69 as stated in your review. But you'd have known that if you clicked your own link.

Poor EG, really poor.
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Hogrocket releases Tiny Invaders on iOS

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Off to the App Store now to buy this. These guys were/are my favourite Devs and I'll always support them where possible.

Good luck to you guys, I wish you all the best.
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Why the PS3 can't do cross-game chat

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

@Zyklonbzombie I've never really found myself wishing I had cross-game chat. It seems odd to me that someone would use their PS3 to chat in any other circumstance, rather than simply using a phone/skype/msn/whatever. I guess it's just more convenient for some.

I use cross game chat on my X360 a hell of a lot to talk with my brother and friends while playing single player games. I'm not a big into online multiplayer gaming like they are so it's nice I can play what I want, as can they but we can still chat.

My PS3 hardly ever gets turned on though (exclusives only) as all my friends are X360 gamers, so this function would be wasted on me. But I more than understand why many gamers on Sony's machine would want to have it.
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RedLynx unveils Trials Evolution for XBLA

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Best XBLA news since the annoucement of Trials HD. Simply cannot wait to get my hands on this.

Any news on a release date?
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Nintendo dates Ocarina of Time 3DS

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

Looks like I'll be investing in a 3DS on June 17th then :)
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Ex-Bizarre devs form Lucid Games

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)
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Trials dev's new iPhone game

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

I love the Redlynx guys. Insta-purchase for me and no mistake (and I don't even know what it is yet!?!).
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Bizarre says goodbye with farewell video

OldK1ngCole

7 years ago

I don't normally get worked up by these kind of things but FUCK YOU ACTIVISION. I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL FOR THIS.

@ Bizarre Creations - I wish you all the best for the future and hope you all find good jobs in your field of work. You have provided me with so many hours of quality entertainment I cannot begin to explain how bad this makes me feel. You deserve so much better than this.

Edit : Just watched the video a second time. I think a little part of me just died inside.

Au revoir Bizarre Creations, please don't stay away to long.
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PS3 ITV player and 4oD out now

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Anybody know if this requires a system update?
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Bizarre Creations in trouble?

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

So sad to hear this. Bizzare are in my top five Game Devs. I've followed them and bought everything they've made since they set up pretty much (including Blur at full price even though I didn't like the Beta).

I hope those affected set up a new studio and can return to their former glory.

@ Bizzare Creations - Chin up lads/lasses. I don't think anybody is going to blame you for this.
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Resi Evil creator Mikami joins ZeniMax

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

The idea of a new Survival Horror IP by Mikami using ID Tech 5 has put a big smile on my face to say the least.
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Layton VS Phoenix Wright only for Japan

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Last time I gave my support to a Nintendo product they decided to inflate it's RRP.

/Looks at 3DS
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Gran Turismo 5 delayed again

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Official Statement From Sony :

We've decided to postpone the release of Gran Turismo 5 as it didn't make it to Number 1 in the Eurogamer Expo Top 10. Until this is corrected and Gran Turismo 5 is crowned Number 1 we won't issue a new release date.

/Not an actual official Sony statement.


To be honest, I was alittle unimpressed by GT5 at the Expo. I thought the gameplay was bland and the 3D implementation was not the best at the show (I thought Killzone 3 and Motorstorm were much better).
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Borderlands GOTY out next Fri in UK

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Not happy about this one bit. I've bought all the DLC packs for Borderlands on release day as I did with the main game but Gearbox choose to reward those that like sitting on fences. It is myself and others like me that have made Borderlands so successful, where's my reward? Ok, we're only talking about early access to a demo, but that's not the point. I actually thought Gearbox were the kind of DevTeam that would look after their loyal fans, but no.

What with this and the patch to allow you to reach level 69 still not being released, hence me not playing the DLC I bought nearly two weeks ago these guys have really gone down in my estimation.
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New Ferrari game cheaper for loyal fans

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Link to the Ferrari Challenge review is broken.
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Codies: "Phoney" F1 2010 AI claims false

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

"Beano - And the incorrect penalties to the player when the AI drivers screws up?"

This.

Also my biggest problem with the game relates to pits and not the bug where the AI doesn't pit. I'm currently racing at Catalunya, finished Qualifying in Pole Position. So on to the race. Pit in after 4 or 5 laps with a 5 to 8 second lead, but once my pit guys have changed my tyres they won't release me straight away, instead waiting for all the traffic which is 5 seconds minimum behind me to pass my pit box. The result is a 20+ second pit stop (worst yet was 28 seconds) and me having no chance what so ever of regaining my 1st place.
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Zombies infest new Red Dead DLC

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Not bought any of the Red Dead DLC up till now, but I'm definitely getting this.
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Duke won't derail Borderlands plans

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

/Joins chant

Bor-Der-Worlds!

Bor-Der-Worlds!
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F1 2010 manual appears online

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Had this pre-ordered for months now, the 24th can't come soon enough.

Better dig out the Steering Wheel I think.
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Katamari's Takahashi leaves Namco

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Just done abit of research and it turns out this playground he's working on is up Woodthorpe Grange way. See links below

[link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_8806000/8806081.stm
">http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/h...
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Crackdown 2 DLC borked

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Now this makes me laugh.

When the first premium DLC was released for the original Crackdown that was borked too. I seem to remember it damaging peoples game saves in some way if you downloaded the DLC in game and not from Game Marketplace on the Dashboard or something like that resulting in a corrupt game save and alot of unhappy people.
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RedLynx reveals MotoHeroz for WiiWare

OldK1ngCole

8 years ago

Sod working on the Wii Redlynx. Get back to making my Trials HD DLC.

/seriously though, +1 to the above comment
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