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  1. In the UK you have to have a PEGI rating to sell your game... and I presume on PSN and XBLA (I would guess that Microsoft and Sony would require it). I've no idea how this affects Steam or self published games.

    Personally I think that a rating system is a good thing, it means that kids will be less likely to be playing games they certainly shouldn't be, and adds some accountability to this. However, this does of course introduce some level of censorship (which I'm mostly against) by having a minority of people decide who should be able to play a game, if at all. It is an interesting dichotomy.

    But then again, if you look at all the uk's banned films, they have generally been released later... and if you are really that way inclined, then I'm sure you can 'source' a copy. Only 2 games have been banned in the UK. Carmageddon (which was released after humans were replaced with zombies, rather tame looking back with hindsight) and Manhunt 2 (eventually released on ps2, wii, psp. The PC version still remains banned in the UK.. i'm sure I could find a copy quick enough though). Not entirely sure what my point is with that.

  2. I still have a ton of PC format, Game Boy Action, CVG and various others at my folks house. I should dig them out :)

    I'm glad the cover girl thing went out of fashion (? got lambasted) in the 90's, all those Future Music's with girls posing with music equipment were just embarrassing :|

  3. Great, thread, I need to get up to speed on some of these!

    I'm working on a jrpg-y cyberpunk-y thing in my spare time. No idea if i'll ever get it finished, but it's the game i've managed to keep working on the longest (although only about 2 months so far.) :)

  4. the daftpunk tron soundtrack just sounds like a bad impersonation of vangelis to me :|

    Super pumped for this game though. Love all the old "Mirrorshade" cyberpunk books n that! I had freinds that played Cyberpunk but never got into any pen and paper stuff myself.

  5. Also then I realised I know Empika IRL and he's been to my house before and I didn't know he was an Idle Forumer. W TT FFFFF

    Ha! Yeah, sorry, i didn't even know you were a thumb when i went to your house :| only between pride and the other week that I found out :)

    Also, yes. The best kind of people!

  6. This game seems really weirdly balanced too. anyone else find that? I've found that a bunch of the missions, i'm just not leveled up enough. Should I be grinding in between the main missions with just a bunch of those rat things or something?

  7. dConstruct? If so, they usually have a good after party! We could do drink later in the evening though, or maybe even the evening before? I'm guessing most thumbs will be at work during the day, although I do have some holiday to take in the next few weeks

  8. From the 5th of september till Saturaday morning. Gonna spend most of friday in the Brighton Dome. The rest is still pretty much open.

    Sadly I can't be there for the grand opening of the Brighton Digital Festival. But if you get a chance go see pixelpyros! It's made by a super awesome dude and his shows are the best!

    Cool, sounds good. We shall have drinks and merriment!

    And yes, the pixelpyros stuff is cool, looking forward to it. Seb is pretty cool, one of Brightons many 'rockstar' coders :wacko: