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Dajmin
S2 licensed
I experienced a lovely glitch this morning in the middle of a mission that meant I couldn't complete it. Climbed up to ride shotgun on a cart, the horses started walking but the cart never moved, so we're glued to the spot forever. Awesome.

Where was the QA team for this game? I want their names so we can make sure they never work again (although it feels like that wouldn't be too much of a change for them)!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from AstroBoy :Though i did manage to shoot some police by accident after they were chasing a bandit....

Done that a couple of times myself. Really annoying
Dajmin
S2 licensed
He is too. The second he passes the moment of his birth he's over 18. It might only be by seconds, but that's enough to count
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I've just done a mandatory Health & Safety at Work exam, does that count? I passed with 80%. I was wrong in two cases - firstly which fire extinguisher is suitable for which job (and I don't care) and who it is that needs to give permission to use electronic devices (and I don't care).

Most patronising waste of time ever. There's 30 mins of my life I'll never get back.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I was pretty satisfied with the ending. It explained enough to conclude the story of the characters we cared about, but leaves us space to think about what happened to the others. Because of the branching and overlapping timelines it means there are other stories in there that haven't been told.

But you know what I'm most upset about?

We STILL don't know* why Hugo gets called Hurley!

*I'm guessing vomit is involved somewhere but it was never confirmed!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from Danke :Is it a sim hoof model or more arcade-like?

Total arcade horse handling. They do all the individual hoof controls for you, and there's no real feeling of the mane brushing against your chest as you gallop along. You don't even have to feed it or shovel up endless piles of horse crap.

Dajmin
S2 licensed
If he was downloading, only he would be disappearing. The fact that EVERY car is doing it means either an issue with the client or the server. If nobody else is experiencing it then it has to be the client.

The thing is that Speedtest ping doesn't seem bad at all and the hardware shouldn't be causing lag. Unless it is a firewall issue, the only other thing I can think of is an unreliable connection. So a short test might show a good result, but a long session might show a lot of hiccups.

The old traceroute up there didn't fill me with confidence. The timeout there is close to home, probably at your exchange. Do you live in a busy area? Could be kicking your connection around to make room for other users bandwidth.
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Dajmin
S2 licensed
Forza has a paragraph about each setup value which explains in very simple terms what the expected results are from changing it. That's enough for me (and I know nothing about setting the cars up properly) because if I want to reduce oversteer I know where to start.

Obviously a lot of them in (for example) the suspension will cause various additional effects, but that can be mentioned without going into specifics. And those would be covered on the main guide.

I don't know if any newbie wants to be forced to study pages and pages of text on a Wiki just to be able to start. Using my own lack of knowledge, all I want is a simple guide saying "this is more or less what to expect when you fiddle with these numbers - check here for full details".
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I don't see why a little general info shouldn't be included. It doesn't need to explain terms or anything, like the guide does, just the expected effects of changing the numbers. For the most part the generic stuff can be covered in a few sentences. It's more to function as a reminder than complete instructions.

Would also be useful if it had a clickable link to the guide page(s) as well, for anyone who wants to learn it all properly.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I tried the game over the weekend (while it was being demo'd for free) and didn't really get into it. Then again, I was only running through the single-player and I get the impression that like Worms it's probably much better if you play with real people.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from el pibe :yes, im still a learner... got my L back in december

The one thing that jumped out at me about that collection of idiocy is highlighted. Got it back? Did you lose it for driving like a total moron?

And only 150hp from a 3.6L V6 engine? In the name of all that's holy...
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Miraculously managed to find a copy on Saturday and I have to say it's very atmospheric. Getting places feels really slow (obviously when you don't use quick travel) but I guess that fits the feel of the time.

I only had a problem with the horse riding in the first mission (the race) but I changed to the "absolute" controls rather than the "relative" ones and that seemed to help me a lot. Either that or I just got used to it. My stupid horse keeps ending up standing halfway through fences and stuff though when he doesn't stop quick enough.

I like how a quick tap of B when passing people will say hello to them. Neat little touch
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Stupid local Tesco sold out. Rassin frassin shortage. Need to see if I can get to GAME tomorrow. Considering trading some stuff in for it as well, which I NEVER do.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
The first thing that popped into my head was Terminator 2, because only organic matter gets through the portals

I'm not really sure what the point of this is, other than to say they did it.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
She'll never go for that. Especially since she knows I have no HDD space left to buy anything with those points
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I only got it down to £33 with the code (FTSL15-1 for anyone else who wants to use it, valid until July 31st). I understand it's compatible with Quidco as well, which is rare. So what's the other one?

And if I buy it from the store I get it NOW!
Dajmin
S2 licensed
I'm torn now. Whether to buy online from Tesco for £33 and wait a few days, or drop into the store on my way home and pay £39.99 and get 800 MS points with it. Obviously I know which my girlfriend would prefer, but she's not going to be home yet when I get there...
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Dajmin
S2 licensed
I use auto-save for that very reason. If there's nothing worth keeping I delete it. It's not like the files are particularly massive anyway. Maybe 5 years ago a few Mb per file would have eaten drive space up but it shouldn't these days.

But I do agree that it should start recording a new replay from the point the first one is saved. Or if it's mid-race, add an option to add the rest of the replay to the saved file.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
You should all be on iTunes* downloading the debut track "The Morning After" from Albany Down. I've never heard of them before, but they're alright

You can hear some samples from the rest of the album (sneak previews from me) here.

*Last time I checked it was only available in the UK. Not sure about the rest of Europe, but definitely not in the US.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from zeugnimod :You should write a song about that.

A song about hating everyone in the world? I have a blog for that, I don't want to start sounding like a whining emo

Quote from bunder9999 :yes, i'm effing sick of that. i don't care if there's two of you, or twenty of you, i'm tired of walking up on the grass, stepping in dog shit because you and your "crew" are too important to yourselves to let one guy past on the sidewalk.

I'm not even talking about gangs of people, just individuals. What makes them more important than me? Same goes for driving. Why is that person's journey more urgent than mine and makes them think it's okay to flout the rules and then need to pull in at the last minute?

Which brings me to another thing about living round here. Particularly in North London.

Get out the way of emergency services! No f*cker pulls over to let any emergency vehicles past. But I bet those same asshats would be the first ones to complain if it was THEIR mother being mugged, THEIR wife giving birth or THEIR house on fire. The number of times I've seen police cars forced to stop at junctions because the idiots around them seem to think they don't matter. Some retard a couple of weeks ago did a 3-point turn in front of an ambulance. WTF? I wanted to punch the driver in the testicles repeatedly. I've also seen people pull out in front of fire engines. It's a good thing I don't have a gun.
I'd equip all emergency vehicles with bullbars and give them license to nudge any blocking vehicle out of the way. Or equip them with number plate cameras so they could automatically send fines to anyone holding them up. Or both. People would soon learn.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Morons on the Tube at rush hour.

Is it so hard to look and plan where you're going? You can see the ticket barriers ahead of you, you know they're there - have your bloody ticket ready before you get to it, rather than holding everyone up as you stand there looking for it.

If you're going right at the top of a staircase, join it at the right-hand side, or at least try to move towards that side as you walk up it. Because at the top you're going to need to go that way and you'll piss off everyone else if you have to cross the huge crowd of people.

If a train is full, it's f*cking full. You can't create more physical space just by pushing a little bit harder. Give it up and wait for the next one, or move to a different spot on the platform. We're not all standing with our noses in other people's armpits and elbows in our sides for FUN.
And you buggers reading newspapers on a crowded train? I'm going to punch you. Why should the rest of us be huddled up and you stand there taking up the space of 3 people with your newspaper. Put it away or I'll set it on fire.

If you're standing where people need to be, obviously you're going to be in the way. Intersections are for moving through, not standing in. At least have the decency to move next to a wall. Standing in the middle and then not moving when people want past is unforgivable. And if that's on a train, people want off the train, so if you don't move and they have to push you, you have no f*cking right to look offended.

Physics apply to everybody. When the train accelerates it pushes everything on board in the opposite direction. So why are you surprised when you lose your balance? That's what the handrails are there for. Likewise, when it slows down you're going to be pushed forward. This happens EVERY TIME on EVERY method of transport, why do you still look surprised?

Machinery can go wrong. So when a ticket machine says "seek assistance" or beeps at somebody, scowling at them like they're intentionally holding you up doesn't help anybody. If you just walked into them because you were walking too close then that's your own fault - in a car you'd be liable. Give them space, let them leave the queue. Because if it was you that's what you'd have to do as well.

And I really wish people would look at the people around them. Contrary to popular belief in London, other people do exist. Which means if we meet going opposite ways on a narrow path, both of us are going to have to negotiate. I'm sick of being the only one to give ground in this city, so if you don't give some ground, please don't be surprised if I shoulder-charge you out of the way.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from danowat :Don't do it, its illegal, and it hurts.



Cashing in on pending survey rewards, nothing that shady - I'm not that interesting
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from Nathan_French_14 :Get RDR before JC2. I bought JC2 on release and despite how fun it is dragging people along the floor and blowing crap up, the lack of multiplayer and the short story mode gets really boring after a while. I played it to death at first, but it's lucky to get anymore then 15 minutes a time off me now.

Point taken. I was worried about that in JC2 so at least it's not unfounded.
I think I've figured out a way to get the money quicker so I might get it sooner than expected
Dajmin
S2 licensed
But he did play a mean guitar.
Dajmin
S2 licensed
Quote from danowat :If you get it on the 360, you'll be able to saddle up with me pardner

That'd be cool. Because unlike racing games, shooters I'm actually not too bad at I guess in terms of longevity the old posse thing is the way forward, and I have more XBL friends than PSN.

Thing is, it's not my birthday for another month - will anyone still be playing it by the time I get my copy? I also want Just Cause 2 and nobody seems to be talking about it any more already!
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