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  1. This was brought to my attention today, and thought Idle Thumbs readers might enjoy it too for its intelligence and wit.


    It's hosted by IRL married couple Sarah (New Statesman, The Guardian) and Nathan (Playstation Access and various video game and film publications) Ditum, who talk about film, video games, feminism, books… basically all the topics that Idle Thumbs talk about when they get derailed. If you like those bits about the Idle Thumbs podcast you'll probably enjoy this too.



    Also on iTunes if you're into that.

  2. There hasn't been a single mention of resolution, has there? That could be bad or good in this case, but given that dot pitches for some displays are already beyond human vision, I expect within a few decades mentions of resolution in product related guff will seem like a quaint artefact of our time.


    MS are keeping mum about specs right now, but: "The holograms did not have very high resolution, and sometimes they were a little dull. Yet they were crisp enough to instantly create the illusion of reality"

  3. That's a pretty dumb way to do it. So essentially PS+ members get the full game for £20 rather than £50. That's an incredibly good deal.


    Yeah, I guess that by now every PS+ member should have had a free copy of Driveclub Plus Edition™ and the "Upgrade" terminology would have made sense.

  4. The only thing on the PSN store for me is the upgrade to full edition from PS+ edition. So essentially nothing. 


    Try waiting about 30 seconds. The web store seems to be really slow at the moment and "buy" buttons seem to load in last after what seems like an age.


    Incidentally, getting PSN credit from cdkeys and waiting for the 10% off code tomorrow will save you another £3+.

  5. you know, I really wouldn't be surprised if Grim was next months PS+ game. 


    Unlikely. It'd have a release date to sync with the PS+ update, i.e. 3/4 February.


    Talking of Playstation releases, anyone else in the EU a bit worried that it won't arrive on the 27th? There's been no mention on the EU blog, and their release timings have been pretty awful recently.

  6. It's still in the store. At least, it's there if I click that link above.


    Definitely worth a £20 though. I've stopped playing for now purely because I found out that I'm absolutely AWFUL at it. I have quite a few friends playing and sharing challenges, all of which I fail to beat. It's definitely me.

  7. Danielle's mention of the Alien vs Predator thing at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights reminded me of the Alien War attraction at the Trocadero in London in the mid to late 90s, which was pretty much the same kind of thing. Shortly before they ran out of money and closed the whole thing down they had a "members event" thing and I met a whole bunch of people from the cast of the first two movies (none from the third, weirdly, considering it's chiefly British cast), including Al Matthews (Apone), Ricco Ross (Frost) and Veronica Cartright (Lambert from Alien). They all did the attraction too. I still have a photo of me with them all as a dorky Alien fanboy teenager with a ponytail somewhere. Ah, fun times.


    There's no purpose to this tale, it just brought back a stupid memory. :)

  8. I worked on that show! I was the lowly floor runner. You may have spotted Peter's brother as the main tech guy, but did you notice that the supporting artist (ie extra) in the audience around 0:50 also played Neville's mum (in all the magic photos) for the Harry Potter films?


    Hah, that's awesome! I think I only ever caught one episode and never thought to look them up again, despite being a big fan of Look Around You. They seem to be on YouTube too.

  9. Seems as though the PS+ free version still isn't available (just checked the web PSN site). Last i read it was supposed to be released today


    I can't even find it on the store now like they've removed it entirely, before you could get to it but would give you a funny error message if you attempted to download


    Yeah, I'm playing the full version. It's still up on the store


    They just announced on Facebook that they're performing a server update in the next 24 hours and expect to start turning on more of the online features after that. I've definitely noticed an improvement over the last day or so, in that it actually connects sometimes now.


    Also, weird that they chose to give the India tracks away with PS+ as they're definitely the least good looking. It wasn't until I saw the Scotland tracks (that you won't see if you have the free PS+ version) that it started to live up to its visual hype.

  10. Well, I guess that didn't work! If anyone else wants to try to make one, perhaps when the servers are feeling a bit better, feel free.


    I've been playing for a bit and it seems that the best way to get ahead in a race is to play it like bumper cars on the corners until you're ahead and then just steam it through the rest of the track. I'm pretty sure this isn't how they intended for it to be played. In fact, the conservative "COLLISION DETECTION" penalties pretty much tell me that it's not.


    Anyone got any suggestions on how to win a race properly?

  11. I have no idea if anyone else is playing this, or able to get onto their servers, but I've created a Driveclub club (a Drive/club/?) called "idlethumbs" if anyone wants to join.

    There were no sweet thumbs-related logos available so I chose a raccoon in a trucker's hat. Also, it wouldn't let me change the club livery so that's been left as the default for now.