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JPickford (retired mod)

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  1. I have a Panasonice PX70, anyone know of a Game Mode on it? I'm probably gonna pick this up soon, but the tearing was pretty bad on the demo.

    Tearing can't be fixed by a TV.

  2. Yeah, HDMI. Game Mode is in the second to bottom tab of the Menu screen on the TV.


    Enhances response time? I'd have thought that would be bullshit if I just read about it, but for shizzle my nizzle, it works.

    Sounds like the TVs internal processing was causing the tearing. There's no way a TV should be able to fix it. If the game is tearing then it's delivering partial frames to the TV (part of one, part of the next I mean). The TV wouldn't know the difference.

  3. Ooh, what's he been good in? I'm basing my opinions on adverts for that channel 4 show where he poured eggs down his face, so yes, I might be very wrong about him. I can't help feeling that he might just be too against type to work, though, although he'd certainly be a contrast to David Tennant.

    Oh he'll never get the role and he would be very different but I think he's a superb actor.

    Watch him in the Paul Whitehouse thing (Happiness?), some of the scenes with his kids will make you cry.

    He apparently nearly got the role of Sam in LOTR which he would have been perfect for. Why they went with the American bloke I'll never know.

  4. Oh God, I bloody hope not. That would be badness on an unimaginable scale. Almost as bad as that forum who all thought Johnny Vegas would make a brilliant Doctor, as opposed to a indescribably terrible one.

    Johnny Vegas would be amazing. He's a brilliant actor.

  5. I was packing the shopping the other week and for no real reason (other than we had plenty anyway) I bunged some garlic bulbs into the freezer.

    Anyway, I took it out the other day and when I came to use some it hard turned into an amber coloured jelly. A bit like roast garlic.

    What's that all about? Is it okay to use it? (I have and nobody died yet).

  6. Above: A couple of children goad each other into ever more melodramatic ad hominem attacks.

    If you think that the entirely unremarkable edits that were made to the text review are 'proof' of manipulation there's no point even discussing this.

    You're kidding yes?

  7. The OFT passed it onto the Competition Commission - which the maximum that they are able to do. The CC has carried out a full investigation, and has narrowly decided that there looks to be sufficient competition growing in the market. However, the fact hat this has been through the CC means that the market will be monitored for the foreseeable future, with any potential abuse of power dealt with.

    So quite a lot has been done.


  8. Also, KG, have the balls to not edit your posts, next time.

    Perhaps he just had the balls to correct an error of judgement?


    When these subjects come up I find its the "I can't believe anyone is surprised" brigade that are the most tiresome. The idea that game reviewers are typically corrupt is rubbish. Most reviewers (like most developers) are, in my experience, fairly earnest and passionate about what they do. As I mentioned before, this case is evidence that reviewers are NOT corrupt.

    It's also perfectly understandable and natural for publishers to scream and shout (and threaten to pull advertising) and for spineless managers to react by attempting to curtail reviews. I think this does highlight a problem with the advertising-funded business model of most forms of specialist press. And yes, this is nothing new. But I, for one, am surprised by this sacking.

  9. I quite like Nights, but what do you do in it? If you can't attach a verb to it that a punter can understand, it won't sell.

    This is what I didn't understand about Boyatsea's post. I don't see how the game fits with the more 'casual' (normal people) audience at all. It seems to an ultra-geeky game. It certainly didn't explain itself to me. Then again, I don't understand Sonic either.

  10. As far as I know the 480p thing is just the entire buffer being displayed instead of half of it. All games on GC and Wii are rendered at 480p internally anyway. There's no performance penalty.

    Galaxy is extremely impressive. And the fact that it runs at 60fps is quite amazing. I wonder if (with perhaps a bit more RAM) the game would run at 720p at 30fps (i.e. typical performance for a 360 title)?

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