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Kristen Schaal plays PES 2012 on Xperia Play

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6 years ago

Hot!
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PSN: The Security Scandal

fatchris

7 years ago

@Roarster: I agree with what you've said, except that you'd hope Sony would have said if the passwords were hashed/encrypted. If I told you I have your password, you'd assume I meant your actual password and not in encrypted form, right? As you've said, there's a big difference and as such, you'd expect Sony to be clear about which it is.
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7 years ago

@Otis_Inf: I'm just concentrating on exactly what Sony has said. I feel people are right to assume that passwords (and not hashed or encrypted passwords) have been obtained if that's what Sony has said. Sony hasn't made it clear though.

If the passwords were encrypted, like you say, along with the decryption software, then they might as well have been plain text. Right? :)
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fatchris

7 years ago

Re: plain text passwords...

Whilst we can't know for sure until Sony come out and tell us, their blog post last night clearly says that they "believe that an unauthorized person has obtained" PSN passwords (amongst other things). This could be a mistake by the person who wrote the statement, but the reason most people are assuming passwords have been stored as plain text is because, quite simply, that's exactly what Sony have told us.

If the passwords are hashed then why would Sony tell us that the passwords (and not the password hashes) have been 'obtained'? I would assume they'd jump at the chance to reassure us that it's encrypted.
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Livetext beta test: Q&A with Tom!

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8 years ago

tldr
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8 years ago

city cat
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fatchris

8 years ago

*waves*
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The EGTV Show: Modern Warfare 2 UK launch

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9 years ago

Korpers: Does the red button not appear for you? It should be in the top right corner around the 5 minute mark. It shows for me.
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EG Expo 2009 Sessions: Ask Eurogamer!

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9 years ago

ianegg: fixed!
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Play EG's Name That Game compo

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10 years ago

The competition is now over (and the winners will be chosen today) but the game will live on! There will be new questions very soon and possibly some other changes to look out for :)
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fatchris

10 years ago

Kill_Crazy - we fixed that last week, so you can continue if you want :)
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fatchris

10 years ago

There should be enough questions in there that no-one reaches the end. If they do, they've probably played it too much :) More questions and game-modes will be added to keep it fresh.

We know that some questions are very easy (such as the C&C one above) and some are near impossible. They are generated randomly and it's part of the game's fun that the difficulty is so varied. A lot of questions sometimes appear difficult but they can be worked out using science. Sometimes we like to make it even more tricky by offering similar choices ;)

Hope you enjoy it anyway...
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Scene It? Box Office Smash

fatchris

10 years ago

The rounds where you take control before answering can be very annoying. For instance, there's a round similar to Catchphrase where you have to form an actor's name or a film name from some pictures... however you can just buzz in straight away (before you've even looked at the clues) to take control, causing the choices to be shown and you can easily work it out before the time runs out, not giving the other players a chance! If this catches on, the round just becomes a race to press the buzzer as quickly as possible when the question starts.

It's good fun though - but we've only played a few rounds, so haven't run out of questions yet.
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Rock Band

fatchris

11 years ago

monkie_king: They don't exactly replicate the upper frets. On the lower you don't need to strum, so it changes quite a lot. It's cool!

I also thought about having individual headphones because even on the guitar, it's difficult to hear when someone is singing next to you.
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fatchris

11 years ago

I've been playing Rock Band at the office this week and as a fan of Guitar Hero II and III, I was so excited that I'd been annoying Tom about bringing it in.
The review sums up how I found it, but I have a few things to add:

- A couple of us have noticed a few moments of slow-down during the game, which is noticeable when you're relying on the rhythm.

- The lower fret buttons take some getting used to, but are really satisfying. However, the time it takes to switch from the higher fret can cost you greatly when the solo is fast, as even the smallest amount of time misses loads of notes.

- There are a bunch of songs that most people won't know (or at least won't know well). This is fine for Guitar and Drums, but it's not for singing - you simply can't sing along to a song you don't know.

- In Guitar Hero, I hold down the strum bar when a note is meant to be held - this doesn't work in Rock Band and often causes the note to cut out. It took me a while to work out what was going wrong.

- The guitar is too easy and I can breeze through the early songs on Expert, first time.


Amazing fun though :D
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LocoRoco to return to PSP

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11 years ago

I was at his talk at the Develop Conference last week and he showed a preview of the new LocoRoco game. It looks much the same but there were loads of different LocoRoco characters on screen at once which looked quite mental - lots more happening on screen. Hopefully they'll release it as a trailer soon - it got a round of applause at the conference!
I can't wait! :D
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Revolution's real name

fatchris

12 years ago

I think I'll have a Wii in my lounge.
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