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Monday, October 28, 2002

 
From the very very other end of the spectrum of racing games that brought us Burnout 2 comes a racing game to make even Colin McRae look unrealistic. I came across Live For Speed yesterday. After downloading and installing, I was in vehicle-simulation heaven. Utterly realistic physics, completely tweakable car setup (toe-in camber per wheel, anyone?) leads to an experience much akin to the old Grand Prix Legends game - you scream up to a corner at 100mph, stomp on the brakes and turn to full lock... then the car either goes into an uncontrollable spin, or just slides in a straight line, emitting plumes of smoke. Either way, you plough full-tilt into an oncoming barrier.

Back to the pits, some tweaking, some mental notes to feather the brake gently, and you're powersliding around corners with an immense feeling of achievement. 3 cars and 4 tracks in the test version - but it looks like you need to do quite a few races before you're qualified (or allowed) to race the faster cars.

Graphics aren't too bad either, and multiplayer seems good (including a big sign that says 'LAG' above a car if it's lagging) - highly recommended. See you on the starting grid.
posted by A 12:56 PM

Sunday, October 27, 2002

 
Black Magic?

ShreddedBeat's second release, the not-quite-as-good ThumbTanic, is 4 times the resolution, looks at least 26 times better (a bit subjective) - but is under half the size. Check it out.
posted by A 10:32 AM

Saturday, October 26, 2002

 
ThumbWars is now up on Edonkey (Or, if you'd actually like a useable interface, Emule), ripped in lovely audio and video quality by those nicy boys from ShreddedBeats

Expect BatThumb tomorrow night, closely followed by ThumbTanic - next week, FrankenThumb, GodThumb and The Blair Thumb Project.

...happy days are here again...


posted by A 4:07 PM

Monday, October 21, 2002

 
"We need to get a JellyBaby and make it wet


Those links aren't endorsed or checked, btw.
posted by A 6:43 PM

Sunday, October 20, 2002

 
Pontifex2 is finally out.

Get it from Chronic Logic or here if you've come into the new millennium.

A patch is coming soon to fix a few of it's... nuances... but overall it's a lot better than the original Pontifex. But of course it is. I helped.
posted by A 9:25 PM

Friday, October 11, 2002

 
Quote of the day:

Bryan says:
if you don't mind me asking how much does it cost to gets neutered ?

posted by A 1:57 PM

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

 
From As Above:

'"I am super angry. I am going to explode!" - the Japanese dog-bark translation device is in the news again, for some reason. It'd be interesting to remap it for human voice patterns, to boil complex conversations down to a few basic combinations of inferred emotions.'

Hasn't this already been done?

(Donut[AFK]> HEY EURAKARTE
(Donut[AFK]> INSULT
(Eurakarte> RETORT
(Donut[AFK]> COUNTER-RETORT
(Eurakarte> QUESTIONING OF SEXUAL PREFERENCE
(Donut[AFK]> SUGGESTION TO SHUT THE FUCK UP
(Eurakarte> NOTATION THAT YOU CREATE A VACUUM
(Donut[AFK]> RIPOSTE
(Donut[AFK]> ADDON RIPOSTE
(Eurakarte> COUNTER-RIPOSTE
(Donut[AFK]> COUNTER-COUNTER RIPOSTE
(Eurakarte> NONSENSICAL STATEMENT INVOLVING PLANKTON
(Miles_Prower> RESPONSE TO RANDOM STATEMENT AND THREAT TO BAN OPPOSING SIDES
(Eurakarte> WORDS OF PRAISE FOR FISHFOOD
(Miles_Prower> ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTENCE OF TERMS
posted by A 9:17 AM

Monday, October 07, 2002

 
I have just experienced one of the more surreal moments of my life.

I was asked to sign a Burnout 2 poster ('Win a copy of the game, or a poster signed by the Burnout 2 team!') - so 10 poor souls are going to get a picture of a car with my scrawl all over the roof of it.

On the other hand, it's nice to be on the 'other' side of a competition.

Not that I ever won a signed poster.

Still, I have my shiny new copy of Burnout 2 here, and no you can't have a copy.
posted by A 2:28 PM

Friday, October 04, 2002

 
Meatballs! Balls of Kings!

Er.


I'll get me coat.
posted by A 7:12 PM

Thursday, October 03, 2002

 
Ok, I'm impressed...Gnod.net

Feed in what you like, and it will spit out a whole bunch more things you might like... so far very accurate. Most impressive.
posted by A 6:17 PM
 
-- HOUSE NEWS --

I have cleaned the grill tray.

In other news, large communities of intelligent bacteria are now seeking new accomodation. (film at eleven)
posted by A 5:54 PM

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

 
'Oh not this kind of shop again!' - Some random kid
posted by A 2:11 PM