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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    On it at the mo.
    I suggest that unless Estoril is an unlockable track and you're going down the straight as we speak, that you keep your eye on the road...

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    The Video Games Thread II - The Resurrection

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    I suggest that unless Estoril is an unlockable track and you're going down the straight as we speak, that you keep your eye on the road...
    Multi tasking innit

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    i got the new halo this week and i have to say its brilliant i loved the halo games anyway and as its pretty much more of the same that is fine by me! I was getting a bit sick of modern warfare type games so its come at the right time. Not even tried multiplayer yet but the single and coop campaign is suitably over dramatic!

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    There's a few annoying niggles, but all in all it's a very good first attempt from Codemasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NandoWolf View Post
    There's a few annoying niggles, but all in all it's a very good first attempt from Codemasters.
    The "warnings and punishments can be a bit odd"

    During one qualifying lap, Petrov took me off the track at a bend and I got a 5 place penalty!! then in another qualifying lap, I lost control, took a short cut and slammed full speed into the side of Alonso and sent him smashing into a wall.........didn't even get a warning for that.
    Another problem is the weather, during Q1 it was hammering down in Monaco......in Q2 it was blue skies and not a drop of water on the track.

    Overall the game is very good, especially as you have to put the work in to get your car right. I am starting with Lotus and if it wasn't for a nightmare pit stop (they wouldn't let me out) I would have a got a Top 5 finish in one race. Been a while since I screamed and shouted abuse at my TV

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    I decided to give myself only one run in Q1 in Australia, on course to comfortably make it through to Q2 until Schumi blocks me at turn 7, leaving me at the back of the grid and then he goes on to take pole! Really Codies? Have you seen the Mercedes this season?

    I've done about 15 single races as Alonso, in every single race my default grid positon has been miles behind Massa, with Merc's regularly starting on pole. See point above.

    The AI cars brake stupidly early and get ridiculously good traction out of the corners, so you can follow very closely, get right under the AI's rear wing, only for him to easily pull away on the straights, regardless of what car they are in. I've yet to get a slip stream on any car, even if I'm a Ferrari/McLaren/Red Bull starting at the back of the grid.

    The race engineer with the awful Geordie accent does my head in too, " Get in his slipstream and pass him". You don't say Rob, I'm just going to sit behind him all bloody race.

    The graphics are fantastic, the car control is very good too, you can really chuck the cars about Hamilton style and gain an extra couple of tenths or you can be rewarded by driving smoothly and consistently ala Button.

    It's not perfect but it's more than good enough.

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    Any ideas as to who might have FIFA 11 at a reduced price on Friday? I'm planning to nip into a few shops on the way to work, Asda and Tesco being the most accesible. Also, do they sell out pretty quickly on the day? I think this will be the only time I will have ever left earlier than needs be for work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey Wolf View Post
    Any ideas as to who might have FIFA 11 at a reduced price on Friday? I'm planning to nip into a few shops on the way to work, Asda and Tesco being the most accesible. Also, do they sell out pretty quickly on the day? I think this will be the only time I will have ever left earlier than needs be for work...
    I'll post the latest on Thursday night, when the supermarkets normally unveil their prices.

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    OK cheers mate, will be much appreciated.

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    Finally got round to starting my Dresden game.

    First transfer target - Carsten Jancker.

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    Carsten Jancker is a freakin' legend!

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    The more I play this game the more annoying it becomes.

    The penalties are absolutely ridiculous, Rosberg dives up my inside, I give him plenty of space but he runs into me losing his fron wing and I get a drive through. Get real Codies.

    I had reasonably high expectations for this game and at the moment it's not reaching anything near what I expected.

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    There's a patch coming out, as announced on the official forum. No idea what they will fix, the weird penalties and AI lap times that make no logistical sense seem to be the big issues.

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    Check this out for FFS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0BBTXpeGQs

    If I'd paid 40 for this I'd be mightily pissed off, thankfully it only cost me 13 and I'm questioning whether it's even worth that right now.

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    In happier gamer news I have finally got round to trying Kenny's copy of Red Dead that is now permanently resident in my XBox. Superb, and I am frolicking around Mexico killing EVERYTHING
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    I now declare F1 2010 utterly mental.

    1st season in career mode with Lotus, after a sticky start (although I would have got points in the 3rd race if the gimps hadn't had messed up my pitstop) I had a storming season, 3 times finishing 2nd, once in 3rd ( a disaster on the final lap in the rain robbed me of 1st) and a fantastic win at Monza, where I dominated in practice, qualifying and winning from Pole. A few further point finishes meant I had a total finish of 130 points. I beat Trulli in every aspect required and then come the end of the season Lotus drop me and I have a choice of Virgin or HR!!! I opted for Virgin and 3 races in I have finished 3rd, 4th & 5th.

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    Nearly finished Red Dead now - completed the missions involving the other members of the gang and just doing the domestic stuff before the big finale. I have loved every aspect of the game. Totally brilliant. By comparison I put Tomb Raider on yesterday and it was a bag of shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Nearly finished Red Dead now - completed the missions involving the other members of the gang and just doing the domestic stuff before the big finale. I have loved every aspect of the game. Totally brilliant. By comparison I put Tomb Raider on yesterday and it was a bag of shit.
    How you doing on the side missions/strangers/master hunter and all that jazz

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    Done a few stolen horses and things like that. Shot lots of wildlife but not taken out a bear with a knife yet. The bear in the snow on the way to Dutch's camp for the first time scared the shit out of me!
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    Oh - and I won three grand on one hand of poker in Mexico. I had full house Kings over 9s and beat a full house of 9s over 7s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    I now declare F1 2010 utterly mental.

    1st season in career mode with Lotus, after a sticky start (although I would have got points in the 3rd race if the gimps hadn't had messed up my pitstop) I had a storming season, 3 times finishing 2nd, once in 3rd ( a disaster on the final lap in the rain robbed me of 1st) and a fantastic win at Monza, where I dominated in practice, qualifying and winning from Pole. A few further point finishes meant I had a total finish of 130 points. I beat Trulli in every aspect required and then come the end of the season Lotus drop me and I have a choice of Virgin or HR!!! I opted for Virgin and 3 races in I have finished 3rd, 4th & 5th.
    Bloomin' hell Kenny, you're either the Stig, or playing on the fisher price level. I've struggled badly up until Turkey in the Lotus on hard, with medium traction control as the only aid. My best qualifying was 14th. Then afte some R & D, took pole in the rain. Finished last due to a bug that meant the cars in front of me didnt pit. Onto Canada, I again took pole. And finished 3rd. Christ knows where this huge jump in performance came from, my previous best finish was 14th.
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    Holding fire on starting an F1 career until all the bugs are sorted out, good game but they really shouldn't have released it with the bugs that are in it.

    Don't they playtest these things?

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    My lad has informed me that he wants an X-box for Christmas this year and seeing as my knowledge of the gaming world ended with Atari, i was wondering if one of you good fellows on here could give me a heads up on which console would be best for him. I've had a quick look at the prices of X- boxes and noticed that there are different types of consoles, so which would be best suited to a 7 year old lad?

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    Tell the little infidel he wants a playstation. I mean could you really live with yourself if you ruined his life by buying him an xbox?

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    I love my Xbox - I think they are great machines.
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    I've been informed by him that it must ba an Xbox.

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    The latest version of the Xbox is excellent. I guess at 7 years old he won't be playing online so the online side of things is pretty redundant unless you would dabble yourself, in which case Xbox online is better I think. The advantage of the PS3 is that it has Blu-ray, if you're into that sort of thing, and if you have a 3D tv it can also show 3d films, I believe. I would say in terms of games, the Xbox has a larger back catalogue of games and will have considerably more that are suitable for a 7 year old, though there aren't a huge number of games I don't think for this age group- most games nowadays are definitely targeted at an adult games player. It comes down to how your console would be used- if it's just for your kid to play on offline, I'd go for an Xbox, but not necessarily the latest model- unless of course you are likely to invest in 'Kinect', the motion sensor system for the Xbox which comes out in November and will almost certainly have a good number of family fun type games bundled with it.

    All of that probably hasn't helped much, has it?!
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    TBH I actually think the Xbox is better however I bought the PS3 because I had the PS2.

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