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#1 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

@ElectricBoogaloo said:

BBC coverage has been fantastic. 24 channels added to Sky today showing nothing but the Olympic events live. Basically watch whatever you want.

What's also fantastic is the BBC Sport App on the PS3. As with Sky you can select which event you want to view (every single one is available) and then watch in HD. They've done a really great job getting this much coverage out there.

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#3 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

For some reason the cutscenes in Uncharted 3 have started to output the audio of the characters voices extremely quietly. It's odd as it's completely fine for the rest of the game; it's even messing up on cutscenes that were previously fine. I'm not really sure what to do about it as all the options appear to be fine...

Any help on this would be appreciated, it's ruining the game for me right now.

#4 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

@YoThatLimp said:

What virus scanner/firewall do you have?

Just AVG and the windows firewall. I've had the laptop for around a year now and it's been totally fine up until today.

#5 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

So recently while viewing videos on giantbomb my laptop has decided to mess up. It freezes the screen so I can't move or click anything, then the audio of the video plays really really slow in a kind of weird digitized way.

After a while it usually starts playing again normally, although once the graphic card driver or something stopped working. To be honest I'm terrible with computers/laptops in this sense so I'd appreciate some input as to what I should do next.

Thanks :)

#6 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

So Rage has apparently been leaked onto the internet. No surprise there I suppose although it's more than a little frustrating that pirates can obtain the game on the format of choice, several days before release. But what really got me this time is this comment taken from a less than reputable site offering the game:

downloading it now for 360.. i think reading they locked out some side missions for pirated/2nd hand versions, oh well we still get the full main story for free unlike the dumb suckers forking out $60

Nice. Not only has the user lumped pirated versions and second hand copies as one and the same, they've also thankfully reminded the decent members of the gaming community that they weren't 'clever' enough to take advantage of this fantastic way of obtaining the game.

He's downloading it now for 360, the bastard.

An entire generation growing up with easy access to free games, complete with the notion that they will never be punished for it, is concerning to say the least. Kids and students don't exactly have a lot of money and it's not hard to imagine this kind of thing becoming standard fare for them. It's not they're going to grow up and suddenly decide to start paying for their games either, not when they've always felt entitled to get them for free. Steam offers and integrated online services have gone some way to preventing a mass exodus from the consumer market but comments like these always make the future a little uncertain.

Still, if all else fails the gaming community can collectively call them a dick and forever shun them. They probably don't even know what a Hadouken is.

#7 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

Do people in the UK even see the ads? Ever since I've been on the site the only ad I've ever had to view was the one about the live show.

#8 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

For me the whole appeal of the bombcast is that it's:

a) Longer than most other sites podcasts. It'll last a long train/car journey or you can listen to it in bits all week.

b) The unedited feel just feels more natural. I hate podcasts where people feel they can't go off topic for a bit.

I think they do a great job of keeping it interesting without making the format too rigid.

#9 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

When you watch a movie and realise has a surprisingly relevant subtext, you usually gain a newfound appreciation for that piece of work. The Resident Evil movies, at least on the surface, are not good films. The characters lack complexity, the narratives range from basic to nonsensical and worst of all, they seemingly tarnish a much loved videogame franchise. But what if there is some kind of genius hidden within these abysmal films? For all it's faults, the series is actually a clever meta-representation of the very zombie outbreak it chronicles.

1. The Start - Not so Bad

Just like at the start of an epidemic, the first film is seemingly not so bad. Cool moments such as the laser room help propagate the feeling that the lesser parts of the film can be contained in the future; there is some hope.

2. Thing's have spread.

You know that hope about containment? It's gone. Along comes Resident Evil: Apocalypse with it's complete abandoning of horror in favor of B-Movie action. Things have gone from bad to worse and you just hope that the destruction of Raccoon City represents the end; surely people don't want more of this?

3. Let's just end this now.

By the third film any hope that things will be alright have vanished. The virus has spread to unmanageable proportions along with the popularity of this horrific franchise. You've pretty much decided that death is the only way out of this zombie nightmare, just as you hope this movie will create and ending to the story of Alice and her Resident Evil world. At the end you realise a sequel is coming...apparently there will be no quick and easy escape.

4. All hope is lost...

The world, these movies, you; all shells of former selves. A 3D showcase hammers home that fact that this nightmare will never end.

#10 Posted by YoshiKart64 (27 posts) -

You know what I love? Some Kingdom Hearts. Ever since I was shown the crazy mix of Square Enix and Disney back on the PS2 I've been a fan of the action RPG and some of my favorite game experiences come from the first two entries. Things have gotten a bit muddied with the endless list of spinoffs Square has been pushing out lately but it's done nothing to sour the prospect of a new proper entry in the hearts of fans. I'm sure many will sigh at the suggestion of a HD collection but I think there's a few decent reasons to get one out there.

1. There is no Kingdom Hearts on current-gen consoles.

Eventually KH3 will be released on the PS3 and possibly the 360. When that time comes Square will need the audience to be up to scratch on what Kingdom Hearts is exactly and a HD collection serves exactly that purpose. Similarly it will help promote the brand to home console owners and not just the handheld market where the franchise is dominant right now. It's all well and good having titles on PSP, DS and 3DS (I wouldn't be surprised to see a Vita spin-off announced either) but it's important to appeal to the platforms the next main entry will appear on.

2. A lot of gamers missed out on Final Mix content.

Box Art (Front)

Both KH1 and 2, as well as Birth by Sleep received 'Final Mix' editions in Japan adding extra content and features. In the case of KH2 an remastered version of the Gameboy Advance title 'Chain of Memories' was included using the PS2 engine. Since a lot of this content was in Japanese it's perhaps asking a lot for it to be localised but it would make a strong case for existing owners of the originals to pick up a new collection.

3. Non-PSP owners can play Birth by Sleep.

The recent trend of re-releasing PSP titles is capitalising on the fact that the system didn't perform well outside of Japan. As with the God of War titles and Metal 'Gear Solid: Peace Walker', this is the perfect opportunity to let console owners experience a key part of the Kingdom Hearts story. I'm sure many fans would relish the opportunity to play this title in particular.

4. Kingdom Hearts 3 isn't getting here anytime soon.

Final Fantasy 13 versus only just entered full development; there is no way KH3 is arriving anytime soon. With the seemingly endless amount of games Square announced on a weekly basis, surely there's space to set a smaller team on this project?

Anybody else want to see this come to fruition? Or have you been burned out by the wait for KH3 and the many handheld releases?

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