Yeah, but you can't really compare a new car with one that came along 45 years ago. But back in the day that was stuff to lust after. They were all steel and still used big carbs. Of course new tech is going to make it obsolete, that's why we have research. The only thing they haven't improved is looks. How many of the current models will still have people wanting them in 2050?
I don't get it. American cars seem to be the only ones around the world that were MORE aerodynamic in the 50s and 60s than they are now. Each one gets bigger, chunkier and more square. That and a massively underpowered thirsty V engine and it's like they're actually TRYING to use up more oil than everyone else.
So they were bailed out because nobody wanted to buy these things, instead picking up the more efficient Jap econoboxes, and their comeback is to make the engines bigger. Genius.
The charity may have been started by the Osmonds, but as far as I know the church has nothing to do with the organisation, which is run non-profit. And I didn't choose it, the organisers of Extra Life (SarcasticGamer.com) chose it.
And you can't complain about religion being a barrier and then not donate because you don't agree with the religion. Even if it was the Holy Trinity Church of Total God-Botherers & Harcore Devout Jesus-Lovers I'd still do it as long as the money was going to a worthy cause. And I think research for sick and dying children is fairly worthy.
Just under a week to go now, so please donate what you can. I'm still a way off my target amount.
Yes, it's not going to be quite as much of a struggle as running a marathon, but nor does it cost me any money to train up or buy shoes or whatever. And being diabetic, not running a marathon is far safer
I'm with you guys on all of that. Just like dano, I will play the crap out of something, then lose it for a bit, get totally caught up in something completely different, then flick back and repeat. And I rarely trade games in. It makes me feel like I'm losing out. I especially hate trading in games with big multiplayer modes, because they never really feel like you're "finished". I guess that's the point.
But I have only ever re-downloaded one game - Ninja Gaiden Black. I won it in a competition but didn't have space on the 20Gb drive for it, so it had to go. I forgot all about it and after I'd imported my profile to the new HDD I downloaded it again. Most of my space was taken up by DLC for games, rather than anything else. Tracks, cars, setups and skins for Forza 2 (about 2Gb), the masses of patches for Burnout Paradise (about 4Gb), modes and stuff for Gears and Gears 2 (2Gb or so), tons of extras for Mass Effect (I haven't bothered with the premium stuff for ME2). It all adds up.
I fully expect I'll pick up GT5 when it comes out, and it'll be great since I can use my new wheel with it. It had just better live up to expectations. The online functionailty and community will make or break it for me. There's never that many people in FM3 online, and the ones who are tend to be a little... cold. Yes, I suck. But that doesn't mean they have to totally blank me.
And I can tell you right now that the most used track globally will be the TG Test Track
I can't believe I forgot The Witcher. Brilliant bit of storytelling, hard has hell and worth every minute of it.
But if you get it (and it's well cheap now so there's no reason not to), get the full set of patches as well or you'll die of old age before you complete it, thanks to mental load times.
I'd actually quite like a LFS app too. Not for anything as complex as planning setups or anything (although that'd be cool too), but to watch races. I reckon it'd be really cool if LFS Remote worked on phones, or if you want to go really mental, full spectator mode.
Of course that would put extra strain on the master server and might need some tweaking to let more app-users join than full clients, but since we're pipe-dreaming anyway I might as well go the full distance
I'm thinking more about exposing snipers. My biggest issue with FPS games is campers. In games where you can take out the building they're hiding in, they need to move more than the likes of CoD where they can sit in one spot all day. This game is on my want list, but I might not pick it up right away if it's just MW2 with a different name
That depends on how much you have invested in it. It's thousands of years old, a total mystery to most people and lies on a convergence of ley lines. That means Pagans and Druids are all very interested in it.
I've been all over mainland UK, but that's not all that impressive
France when I was like 3 (which I obviously don't remember).
Spain when I was about 14.
Italy a couple of years back.
The US (TN) a year before that.
The problem now is money. We've almost finished paying off the USA trip but my job has really crappy pay. We're hoping to hit Egypt next year and might make it to Washington DC if all goes well to visit our friends. I'd also like to hop across for a weekend in France. No reason not to since it's actually closer than half the gigs I play
I expect some of you will already know about this event, but figured I've nothing to lose by pimping it on here as well.
I've signed up to take part in a 24-hour gaming marathon on October 16th in aid of children's charity Extra Life. This year, the money is all going towards the Children's Miracle Network, a network of 170 hospitals which research and treat kids diseases. They're not insisting that you do the 24 hours in one sitting, but I will be anyway because I'm f*cking hardcore and won't stand for pussying out when I commit to something
The next time I need to use satellite photography, thermal scans and reports from field agents in order to launch full-scale military attacks on a country or two I promise I'll purchase the full retail version of the software.
Thing is, unless someone with actual qualification in the business (I mean having success, making a living from it, not just getting a degree or something in music) gets brought in as a judge, it's a waste of time. And there's not even any incentive
A couple of months ago we filmed a proper professional music video, with multiple cameras and a set of extras (mainly attractive ladies, of course). I'd post it up if we were allowed to yet, but I might need to dig out some old live footage instead. Fur teh lulz.