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  1. Oh God! Can't wait!

    Conceptually the graphical hook is the same on both, but yeah they are very different and cool for different reasons.
  2. Movie/TV recommendations

    It's only one hour long, but yeah it wasn't exactly great. Here's hopping Moffat does a grand job with the new series!
  3. Oh God! Can't wait!

    Except maybe Fez two years ago? (admittedly not released yet and in some kind of limbo) <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrVVIVyLx-Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrVVIVyLx-Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
  4. Minesweeper: The Adventure Game?

    Haha, I intended to do that reply but you put it better than I was going to
  5. Moon

    This is exactly why it wasn't treated as such. I found the film to be completely upfront and it didn't pretend like it was being clever or mysterious, and I loved it for that (among other things)
  6. Minesweeper: The Adventure Game?

    Did a little bit of wikipedia research and found this: "By 1904 there were over three million phones in the US". More than I expected, certainly!
  7. Small Worlds was really nice, but wasn't made by Omni Labs, it was created by a guy named David Shute.
  8. Brütal Legend overload...!

    I had the same experience only in reverse, since I never used the earthshaker and I got the dragons fine, but was baffled by the legends for ages and similarly assumed I would get something else further along the line that would sort them out. As for the story, it felt like it wanted to be a classic three act thing but after the first act start lurching about horribly. I completely disconnected from Eddie at that point and felt it was pretty badly done. It was all set up very nicely and then wasted, I really wish they had followed through on the idea of a roadie never taking to the stage, making things work from the background. It could have made a much more interesting and satisfying conclusion to assist someone else fighting the end boss using stage tricks.
  9. Idle thumbs London meet!

    I will potentially be at this thing, and don't worry I look completely different now to when you met me last so you wouldn't recognise me anyway. (Dreadlocks have been cut off and I'm sporting a Lemmy-style moustache at the moment)
  10. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    If I recall the videos correctly (which I probably haven't judging by earlier in this thread) they are pushing 1.7 million polys per frame in game, so they certainly could achieve some still very nice looking real time screenswiping if they so chose, with judicious object choices and camera angles.
  11. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    I was referring to the fact that a lot of the cutscenes occur in the middle of a continuing scenario, in which case all that stuff would already be in memory anyway. But as Psych points out those probably ARE the in-engine real-time scenes I'm thinking of and the transitional ones are as you suggest. In all, I retract my earlier statement, well played eyes of toblix.
  12. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Perhaps I misunderstood the behind the scenes stuff when I watched it, but I thought they explicitly said all the cutscenes are rendered on the fly in engine, for minimal load time and smooth transitions. I guess the selectable menu of videos does lend credence to pre-recorded in engine vids, but it doesn't exclude the alternative ;;
  13. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    I guess you could be kidding, it's often hard to tell, but whether you are or not: You didn't see compression artefacts in those parts as there isn't any pre-rendered stuff in this game ;; I'd imagine they are just flattening the last frame of the old scene to a texture and swiping from that, but I'd have to go back and look more carefully. If the old scene is still advancing during the swipe then I guess they are carefully constructed scenes that between them reach the object limit for the engine.
  14. VGA and DVI monitors?

    The main reason I suggested it is because it has made a difference for me in the past ;; Hopefully Thunderpeel's above suggestion is appropriate, and you just haven't spotted the source button
  15. VGA and DVI monitors?

    Were you doing all this while the computer was on? You may need to turn the computer off before you switch the cables for the graphics card to detect the change.
  16. VGA and DVI monitors?

    For the initial problem I would have suggested trying different refresh rates. Many monitors only support certain resolutions at specific refresh rates, which is annoying. Not sure about the other problem I'm afraid.
  17. OK. Who wrote to UK:R about Marek?

    That's because you are a lunatic Dan. Also I would love a Shenmue III
  18. So.. Batman: Arkham Asylum

    I'd imagine most people didn't mention that because most people didn't give up in the middle of the fight? That is a really nice feature though!
  19. Brütal Legend overload...!

    Well you'll have the opportunity to play multiplayer with me then, potentially, as that's the system I get most multiplatform games on too
  20. Mass Effect 2

    Or they could go the other way and imply that Jack THOUGHT he was doing good and killing demons with his supernatural powers, but in fact was just a delusional lunatic killing whores with a knife.
  21. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    I think he's supposed to
  22. PS3 owners: question

    If you use Vuze it will convert files prior to streaming rather than on the fly, and tbh I've encountered maybe 2 files the PS3 wouldn't play and I use it an awful lot.
  23. It makes a massive difference to the texture of the bar, the Twix has a much denser caramel log sitting atop a biscuit bar, it's more rigid and brittle. Whereas the Boost's small biscuit balls are suspended in a soft potentially chocolate based substance and the surrounding caramel is a thin layer, making it much softer and more flexible.
  24. So Hershey have been masquerading as Cadbury's eh? No wonder I thought the Cadbury's stuff over there tasted weird!
  25. I don't know about Australia, but in the UK they're very different to Twix. Little biscuit balls wrapped in a caramel tube coated in chocolate is an approximate description. I go through phases of loving them and having to eat them frequently to not eating them for a couple of years. The main reason I never mentioned it to you guys (Chris, Jake, Nick) is that I had no idea it didn't exist in the states. It's a fairly common Cadbury's bar and I know Cadbury's has some kind of presence in the US, although the exported versions taste weird.