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Nick Laslett

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  1. I like to think that the Game 2.0 concept will be what really defines the next few years in gaming. By Game 2.0 I mean things like the easy creation and dissemination of user created content, the integration of game clip recording and screenshot taking whilst within a game for uploading onto the Web, and the development of integrated game communities. Halo 3 is one of the first titles to bring a lot of this together, along with the PS3 release of Singstar. Hopefully, in October LittleBigPlanet will be the next big Game 2.0 release. PixelJunk Eden which is release at the end July, will hav
  2. I tried real hard to read through this thread, but there is just so much hate and negativity towards Sony on this forum. For something that is FREE to download and use you would think people would be pretty happy about the HOME announcement. But the rllmuk community has tried real hard to misunderstand and just plain ignore what has been announced. One thing is for sure, you don't have to download HOME if you don't want to, it is a FREE piece of software that you can choose to take it or leave it. You can stick with the bundled avatar options and private space options, you do not have to p
  3. You can order from the US Playstation store with Mastercard. I would recommend Flow, Blast Factor and Tekken 5.
  4. Judging by the availability of import machines, there will be a lot to go around. I was in Dubai 3 weeks ago and every electronics shop had 2-3 Japanese machines available for £400. I wonder if the PAL launch will effect the import machine prices?
  5. Yes, you can use HDMI for video and Optical for Audio.
  6. I hear that they might be using the Motorstorm engine. Maybe Rushy can drop us some hints either way. I hope they give us a track designer and a decent online community.
  7. I'm with you here. It is a real surprise to me too. Maybe I'm just not sensitive enough to it, or my brain filters out the rumble due to the extreme visual and aural sensory input. Or it could be a bit like how different people suffer from motion sickness with FPSs. I need to try the GTDemo with the DFP steering wheel, I'm sure the difference will be more pronounced as the force feedback in the DFP is very strong. Does PES have rumble? What about Soul Calibur 2?
  8. We don't agree on this point and I have to say I was very surprised how little impact the lack of rumble had for me. I even went back and forth a few times between GT4 and GTdemo just to try and highlight the difference. I expect now that Sony have patched up with Immersion that this will be a moot point in a years time. Regarding Linux I just did a quick search and Picasa and Google Maps both work with Linux, I wonder if they will work on the PS3? Once I get my PAL PS3 and start the Linux install, I'll post a thread in Ask the Forum. It could prove a useful resource. Being a complete begi
  9. You can barely see the difference between 576p PAL DVD and Blu-Ray on a 42" Plasma. A lot depends on the transfer and the type of movie. The big improvement in my mind is not so much extra resolution, which is decreased the further you sit away from the screen, but the encoding. Ditching low bitrate MPEG2 and moving to high bitrate MPEG2 or better still AVC yields a much more pleasing image. Especially colours, and reduction in digital artifacts that is what I notice most. For most people in the UK neither Blu-Ray or HD-DVD will yield a big enough improvement over PAL DVD to justify the cos
  10. Despite my advice earlier in this thread not to buy a PS3 unless you are into Sony first party games or Blu-Ray movies http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?s=&am...t&p=3674854 I will be getting a PAL PS3 to add to my launch Japanese PS3. My wife has agreed that a PS3 in the sitting room with a large harddrive can be used for storing all our music and photos and be used as a DVD, CD player and for access to the Internet. No web browser in the Xbox360 is a real mistake in my opinion. My 5 year old daughter tried out Barbie.com using the PS3 and sixaxis and it worked okay. My only con
  11. I believe Singstar World is a launch game for the PS3 in the UK. I intend to pick that up and rebuy may favourite songs from the previous Singstars and whatever else they will have at the Singstar shop. I look forward to seeing some rllmuk performers posting their vids on the Singstar world site. I will be subjecting you all to my rendition of 99 Red Balloons. (If this post reads like Sony paid for it, that's because they did. )
  12. Thanks, that is want I meant it to say. Please move the thread too, it shouldn't be in Game Discussion. The most appropriate section would be films, I guess?
  13. I thought it was common knowledge that MS were spreading FUD about Blu-Ray. On the AVSForum Amir Majidimehr is highly active spinning for HD-DVD, bloggers like John Carroll at Z-Net another MS Employee and Major Nelson also fan the flames of any HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray debate. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread....mp;#post8125298 Classic FUD, what he is trying to say is that Blu-Ray disc are hard to manufacture and therefore undermine your confidence in the format. This is around the same time as the whole "don't even think 50gb BR discs will ever arrive", message that was being spread to
  14. Forums all over the Web have been repeating the "no-porn" message about Blu-Ray. The depth and extent of the message just made me suspicious that someone was orchestrating a campaign to spread this FUD. It's not like it hasn't happened before.
  15. Are you referring to Porn with this statement? That was just MS FUD. From Digital Bits. http://www.thedigitalbits.com/mytwocentsa132.html#bears Steve Hirsch press release. http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Dis...Does_Dallas/445
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