oneiros

The Beatles: Rock Band

oneiros

9 years ago

It's music's most valuable catalogue, one which has still never been released digitally...
...apart from on all those shiny CDs. ;)
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Original 360 defect rate was 68 per cent

oneiros

10 years ago

Just sent away my console that I bought in September last year. Winging its way to Frankfurt.

Same here; it was kinda inevitable really... :(
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Tomb Raider: Underworld

oneiros

10 years ago

*cough* axle *cough*
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Velvet Assassin

oneiros

10 years ago

Totally agree lucky_jim. According to Edge magazine, they've also raised the age of the character somewhat because they thought players would think it 'unrealistic' for such a young girl to be taking on the Nazis... O_o
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Race Driver: GRID

oneiros

10 years ago

"...the monstrous high-speed straights of Circuit de la Sarthe are a welcome alternative to the usual Nurburgring Nordschleife, which has been the arcade racing game's massive lap of choice for the last few years."

Couldn't agree more, although weren't the races previously touted as 24 minutes, not 12? That's what, four laps? I guess it might just about allow you one lap each of dawn, day, dusk and night.

Still slightly worried about the handling, and a bit disappointed how little time the review spend discussing it. Maybe that's 'cos it's not an issue? Hope so. Whatever, this is certainly a must-have for me; wonder if I can finish GTAIV by next Friday...
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LEGO Indiana Jones

oneiros

10 years ago

Great article.
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Introducing the MMO channel

oneiros

10 years ago

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Gary Gygax: 1938-2008

oneiros

10 years ago

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Weekly PAL Releases Roundup

oneiros

10 years ago

Hmmn; surely the handheld releases aren't actually PAL...

/pedant
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Cliffy B talks up Gears of War 2 story

oneiros

10 years ago

Turambar wrote: At no point did i say the narrative in Portal wasn't good. It's a puzzle game, it would still be a puzzle game without the narrative.

Have you actually played Portal? Y'know; all the way through...?
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Race Driver: GRID

oneiros

10 years ago

the Le Mans 24-hour race appears under official licence

Sold!
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New Forza 2 track tomorrow

oneiros

11 years ago

Don't know how official this is: http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/forums...
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Tomb Raider: Anniversary

oneiros

11 years ago

"Admittedly, a smallish percentage will ever get to that point on level 13 to ever reach the painfully exacting sequence of wall runs and jumps and winged demon fighting that we refer to..."

Sorry; who what with the where now?
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Pinball FX

oneiros

11 years ago

Yeah; view #3 is essentially a 3D version of the scrolling Pinball Dreams view lamented in the review; it's the obvious choice...

Totally agree with the score though. If this were just the Speed Freaks table for 400 points, it would be a 9, but the other two tables are so lacklustre, the 800 point package becomes less good value.
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GI.biz Editorial: Laying Blame

oneiros

11 years ago

Cho Seung-Hui a gamer? Maybe not: http://gaygamer.net/2007/04/warrant_reve...
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What's New? (30th March, 2007)

oneiros

11 years ago

Isn't EDF2017 out today...?
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Boy 'killed by Game Boy'

oneiros

11 years ago

Language Nazi alert: "electrocution" means execution using electricity. This was an accidental death by electric shock.

Not according to the OED; electrocution is fine for both execution and accidental shocking...
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GT Concept demo contents

oneiros

12 years ago

First time anyone's called my MX-5 'flashy'...
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Dead or Alive Xtreme 2

oneiros

12 years ago

I've just reread the review and although I can't really comment on any of the minigames (having not played this sequel), it does seem Kristan has missed the point re. gift giving:

The game gives little hint as to what things they like, which basically reduces the process to (sometimes expensive) trial and error - or guessing that they'd like something to match the colour of whatever swimsuit they're sporting.

If this is anything like the original, all you need to do is read the biogs of the girls to work out what they might like, something any DOA fan (especially a Japanese otaku) would probably know off by heart. The original also gave you feedback in terms of the responses the girls make; I'm guessing this one does something similar.

At the end of the day, I'm sure this game probably is a disappointment both to those of us who enjoyed the original, and to newcomers to the genre (if such a thing exists); I just think maybe EG got the wrong person to review it...
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oneiros

12 years ago

I think you should consider the possibility that this is actually a bit revolutionary... a game with only social goals.

I think that's what EDGE were getting at when they gave the original an eight; it'll be interesting to see what they give this one...
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Xbox 360 HD-DVD player

oneiros

12 years ago

Bargain HD player it may be, but that's a disgraceful looking bit of kit; despite obvious cues from the 360 design, it doesn't actually compliment it at all...
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Gran Turismo HD

oneiros

12 years ago

La Sarthe FTW \o/
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Disc format has 'many years' left - Sony's Maguire

oneiros

12 years ago

Would you feel the same way if film downloads cost a fraction of the price of a physical DVD, but looked exactly the same on your TV? Would you really choose a 16 DVD over a 3 download, for example?

Except that's not how the market works. Look at iTunes; an entire album is what, 8UKP? Most chart CDs at Tesco are about the same price...
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New cars for Test Drive 360

oneiros

12 years ago

Well, so much for the rumour that EU gamers would get free DLC to make up for the inflated retail price... :(
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Gears of War has 'zero innovation', says EA exec

oneiros

12 years ago

They get Gears Of War "demo 2.0" without multiplayer included and give it their full official review of 8/10

Indeed. Now I accept that this was pointed out in the text, but it doesn't stop the aggregators taking that '8' and including it in their rankings; not EG's problem I guess, but given that we all know that's what happens, maybe posting a score before reviewing the complete game was a mistake. If you must post an early 'single player only' review guys, leave the score off until you're ready to judge the whole.
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Blair praises games industry

oneiros

12 years ago

Vaz questioned: "Given the link between videogames and their propensity to encourage violence that has been demonstrated in some research..."

For example...?
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Major UK retailers refuse Bully

oneiros

12 years ago

Check out that Daily Mail article; the screenshot shows your character being bullied yet claims that the aim of the game is to terrorise other pupils. Fsckwits!
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SEGA doing His Dark Materials

oneiros

12 years ago

*** SPOILER ***

Double-tap X to KILL GOD.

Wasn't much harder than that in the books... :(
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Grid Wars author's reflections

oneiros

12 years ago

Hmmn; a little bit of mucking about on the BlitzBasic site will still net you GW5.3 and the patch to 5.4 (Apr19). Was there ever a later version?
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Over the Hedge

oneiros

12 years ago

Hmmn; from the text I was expecting more than a six...
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Sensible Soccer 2006

oneiros

12 years ago

Anyone who says they won't be buying this simply because it's not online should be ashamed of themselves!

Oh, don't get me wrong; I've had this in my WishList since it was announced. I just wonder if widescreen and online play might have made the cut, had this not absolutely have to be released in time for the World Cup...
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oneiros

12 years ago

^ bloodflowers: good point, well made
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oneiros

12 years ago

No widescreen? WTF?

It seems incredible to me that, while the console manufacturers are pushing for HiDef, some games developers aren't even including a 16:9 option.
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Red Star, Raiden III coming

oneiros

12 years ago

Play have had Raiden III listed for ages; 14.99 Delivered - Due for release on 04/08/2006 (allegedly).
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Polarium Advance

Lemmings

oneiros

12 years ago

"its been tossed over the tops of more consoles than Uhura on Rohypnol"

Genuine LOL
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TOCA 3's tracklist revealed

oneiros

13 years ago

TRD2 was one of the best online experiences going; can't wait for this one...
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Project Gotham Racing 3

oneiros

13 years ago

[The amount of in-car detail is] also kind of peculiar, because when you're in a car you don't find that half of your view is taken up by steering wheel, dashboard and the frame of the car; you focus on what's outside of the windscreen.

EXACTLY! I've been trying to tell people this for years...
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Prince of Persia PSP details, pics

oneiros

13 years ago

It will, however, be an expanded port of last year's Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

And that had a largely unnecessary final third already...
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Buzz: The Music Quiz

oneiros

13 years ago

One quick query: do you need a multi-tap to be able to play it with four people?

No; I believe it comes with its own dedicated version of the multitap.
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What's New? (7th October 2005)

oneiros

13 years ago

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 [...] it's disappointing not to be able to remark upon any major reason to buy this if you own any of the others since 2002

Except that if you're a UK Xbox owner, this is the first opportunity you've had to play TW online...
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Xbox 360: Full console and accessory pricing

oneiros

13 years ago

Anyway, I imagine third party scart cables will be available for around 10.

Didn't I read somewhere that MS were going to introduce a licence scheme for peripherals, effectively killing the aftermarket, er, market...
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SingStar '80s struts forth

oneiros

13 years ago

Nope; 'cos it was done by Spandau Ballet...
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AV Control Center 1 and 2

oneiros

13 years ago

Cheers imilne.
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oneiros

13 years ago

Any idea how high the AV1 is; I'm kinda lacking space under the telly at the moment...
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Buzz!: The Music Quiz

oneiros

13 years ago

/grrr

Why doesn't Delete work?

/gives up
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oneiros

13 years ago

I'm no quiz specialist, but what does 5.000 questions mean? Long life-span, or pretty short?

Well, the current 20th Anniversary version of Trivial Pursuit has 1800 questions (three decks) while the Genus edition has 2400 (four decks).

So twice as long as Triv...
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oneiros

13 years ago

I'm no quiz specialist, but what does 5.000 questions mean? Long life-span, or pretty short?

Well, the current 20th Anniversary version of Trivial Pursuit has 1800 questions (three decks) while the Genus edition has 2400 (four decks). So twice as long as Triv...
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DOA4 Xbox 360 shots?

oneiros

13 years ago

Look at the back: '...the Xenon launch'

Good spot...
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Lego Star Wars

oneiros

13 years ago

I've had my Xbox version crash twice now; both times in the Diner so no harm done. Fun little game though; recommended.
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