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Prestige Materials

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  1. Same here. I had fun last night, and there was some good wheel-to-wheel but hell, I realise either I can't drive for toffee or the collision detection is way off. Even so, if I didn't get up everyone's noses too much, I'd be up for moar!
  2. Ah, I'm very glad I came into this thread. I haven't been on rllmuk for a while so I totally forgot there's a euro petrol head contingent ready and waiting here. I'm finding the whole game to be a much improved version of GT5 in terms of usability, general slickness and handling. I've just progressed to a-class so my garage is a little light, but if there's some loan car online racing i'd happily bolster the numbers.
  3. I have it. I'd say it's a good transfer, not an amazing one. I thought the colours would "pop" a bit more but that movie is epic enough to warrant the purchse. That scene where they raid the Japanese camp near the end is amazingly well put together.
  4. It is indeed gutting. Not that I'm pro or anti anything on independence, but can't think of a better occasion to air his symphonic tinkering should the vote come out Yes. http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/2832/qa-iain-banks
  5. Nathan Fake is supporting Orbital on their UK tour this year. Hopefully better than the awful Delphic (that's what they were called!) from last time around. Question: Does anyone know what happened to Beaumont Hannant?
  6. Loved it from start to finish. Any film in which Richard Jenkins is just fine by me.
  7. Thanks for the games tonight chaps. Apols if I was quiet - my mic ran out of juice during the last speed list.
  8. I do not understand the criticism of this game at all. It's a hoot! So much fun cruising, beating the milestone challenges, cameras, billboards and so on. Even the cops aren't annoying at the moment, although I've only been playing for a couple hours. First most wanted race was a total rush. I dig it. Give it a chance
  9. Well, I'm game for a bit of arcade racer fun -- shame about the lack of hood camera though. Bumper cam seems v low to the ground, although it adds nicely to the already massive sense of speed. Looking forward to giving it a proper trot out after work. I don't post much, but if there's no objections I'll add a few GTs here in the search for multiplayer fun.
  10. This is great news - have been a fan of the Cyberpunk P&P RPG since year dot. And don't forget how prescient the writers were back in Olden Days of this RPG's publication. Look at what's going to happen next year (according to the timeline) In Europe, the Great Drought occurs. Portugal sells itself to avoid bankruptcy. In Spain, Andalusia becomes a desert, with thousands of displaced people. A Water war begins between Aragon and Catalonia, over control of the Ebro River. A political problem transforms into a corporate war, and only EC intervention avoids further bloodshed. The population of each region support its claims, and tensions run high. Scottish uprising begins; the Martial Law Authority (MLA) tightens its grip, only to find resistance increasing. Thankfully it's looking like the massive bioplague in Chicago this year isn't going to occur... Yeep!
  11. Wasn't that because he was going through a messy divorce at the time, though?
  12. I'll repeat what I said after finishing -- and being disgusted by -- Transisition. Banks - take a year or two off!
  13. If it's anything like Demons there will be a way to force friend co-op. You would just need to find a spot you both agree on and co-ordinate. Of course, we were playing the HK version on limited population servers before it hit the US and UK officially, so that's not to say it will be as easy with a global release...
  14. £15 from Gameplay - one day only http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/pc/rift/_/RM10334/productpage.html
  15. I suppose one upside of the deal is you don't have your name associated with Frey...
  16. Ha! Yes, K's summary aligns perfectly with my perceptions of this book. Cod characterisation, squandered ideas, a hopeless jumble of cliches and bit-parts, all dusted with something barely resembling a plot. In all I can't help feeling he didn't do enough planning of character and actual plotting (which is all but invisible), and is just framing a polemic inside a retelling of a number of crazy parties he's attended with his new squeeze. Increasingly I feel Banks has had his time - take a break, go on holiday. Take ten years off and stop with the bait-and-switch act of "you know those really good novels I used to write? Well, try this for size ... ha fooled you!"
  17. I realise this isn't culture-related, but can I just chip by saying Transition to me was a real disappointment. He seems to be taking eliptical plotting to new heights of obscure pretentiousness, and more than once (say, I don't know, every page) allows the author's voice to interrupt his otherwise quite imaginative story by having his characters speak his politics to the reader (on torture, corruption of power, solipsism and so on). I found it an annoying read.
  18. I'm not sure I agree with that vindication. The Spies vs Mercs modes in the previous Splinter Cell titles (particularly Double Agent) were quite different from the single player game in terms of mechanics (remote hacking, general mobility, the whole first-person Mercs side of it etc) and that didn't stop their inclusion. I'm not arguing in favour of multiplayer Takedown mechanics, but to remove a multiplayer mode purely because of something you've added in single player seems rash. Although I'm sorry to see it go as a feature (asymmetric multiplayer ftw), I'm also one of those people who feels that game mode got progressively worse from PT down. Chaos Theory was overstuffed with gadgets and Double Agent seemed somehow not as tactically interesting. And i've spent a dozen hours playing co-op in SC:C now, so really in terms of VFM, it's a win.
  19. Thanks for the tips. Thing is, ideally I'd like to experience all three factions at some point. I think a new PSN handle might be in order...
  20. Sadly, I ponied up for this and cracked on with SVER without realising ... how long till you unlock a new character slot?
  21. I guess Shawn Elliot is busy doing the Irrational one for the time being.
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