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by sixteen-bit
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Noise Cancelling Headphones
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Noise Cancelling Headphones

The active sound cancellation would do VERY little to block out the sound coming in. Your best bet would be to get isolation earbuds that completely block the outside noise. Aye, you might actually get away with this if you use a decent pair of in-ear buds. I know nothing about cinema in China but ...
by sixteen-bit
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Post everytime that you buy a new game...
Replies: 4291
Views: 190166

Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

I bought a game with zombies in it, an Xbox 360 indie release by the guy who did Dishwasher: Dead Samurai It's a 4 player local co-op twinstick shooter. It's pretty stupid but good fun and only 80 ms points or about $1, £1, etc http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8990/xboxboxart.th.jpg Youtube gamep...
by sixteen-bit
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: GTA on DS
Replies: 29
Views: 1548

Re: GTA on DS

There are some 256MB games, and if I'm reading things right the protocol allows a ROM up to 4GB. Of course, this doesn't mean that Nintendo's suppliers are actually prepared to make a ROM that big anytime soon (and the security scheme doesn't seem to lend itself to a multi-chip setup). Ah, I stand ...
by sixteen-bit
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: GTA on DS
Replies: 29
Views: 1548

Re: GTA on DS

Did a quick search on MiniNova it says only 64MB, I have a 2GB EZ Flash for my DS so I am pretty sure storage space isn't an issue for the DS. Flash memory is cheap but real DS carts are limited by the capacity of the actual ROM chip inside the cart which cannot, in my understanding, be any larger ...
by sixteen-bit
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Re: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

Hasney wrote:WTF did you do to that Commodore to get it that colour? :(
That's not mine thankfully. Apparently UV light from the sun will eventually turn some plastic a mingin' brown like that.
by sixteen-bit
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics
Replies: 11
Views: 823

Restoring yellowed computer, console plastics

I saw this on hackaday recently, a recipe for mixing up a gel to safely restore yellowed plastics of consoles or computers. I'm sure a few of you still have a yellowed SNES or two hidden away somewhere. http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/ http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/8987/retr0brite1.jpg (after...
by sixteen-bit
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: PSP Emulation
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: PSP Emulation

Thanks for posting those. I've just bought a pandora'd PSP myself.
by sixteen-bit
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Palm Actually Makes Something Worthwhile
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Palm Actually Makes Something Worthwhile

Call me superficial but while the hardware and software is technically very competent the device itself looks like a cheap, shiny, plastic toy.
by sixteen-bit
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Post everytime that you buy a new game...
Replies: 4291
Views: 190166

Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

I rented the new Prince of Persia on Xbox 360. Kinda glad I did as I'm not enjoying it as much as Sands of Time.
by sixteen-bit
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: The GTA IV Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5266

Re: The GTA IV Thread

Why, do you normally expect expansion packs to be free?

I don't think any official word has been given on price (or lack thereof) but I'm struggling to think of many high profile titles which have had free expansions. Burnout Paradise is the only one to come to mind.
by sixteen-bit
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: The GTA IV Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5266

Re: The GTA IV Thread

Saints Row gave me everything I wanted from this game. I guess all I really wanted was a sequel that felt something like San Andreas. GTAIV has some expansion coming out next year that I might check out though since it will be free I believe. Free? I've read a few articles where a $15 price has bee...
by sixteen-bit
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Post everytime that you buy a new game...
Replies: 4291
Views: 190166

Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Fable 2.
Meh. Solid enough for the most part but didn't hold enough interest to warrant a second playthrough.

Gears 2.
Story mode doesn't exist as far as I'm concerned. It's all about horde.
by sixteen-bit
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Mobile phone thread
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

Re: Mobile phone thread

by sixteen-bit
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Post everytime that you buy a new game...
Replies: 4291
Views: 190166

Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

iD Super Pack (Steam) - $35 +VAT = £23 - Half price offer on steam.
Mercenaries 2 (360) - £25 - One week sale on all console games at Morrisons
Braid (360 XBLA)

I was going to buy Spore but fuck EA's heavyhanded DRM tactics.
by sixteen-bit
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I just got a laptop (for free), what do I do?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: I just got a laptop (for free), what do I do?

Thomas wrote: Also if it is constantly plugged in, will that cause any damage to the battery
Yes.
If it's continuously powered from the mains, charge the battery to 40% then remove it. Keeping it at 100% will shorten its useable life drastically.

http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm
by sixteen-bit
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Carmack on iPhone gaming
Replies: 20
Views: 1401

Re: Carmack on iPhone gaming

JuddWack wrote:We'll see if the iphone and the app store can change all this though.
Hope so. Trying to target the dozens of Java mobile platforms out there must be a massive PITA!
by sixteen-bit
Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Mobile phone thread
Replies: 53
Views: 2814

Re: Mobile phone thread

Just curious but does anyone here play mobile phone games? I really used to look down on them until I realized how difficult they are to develop. For those interested, I know there are a lot puzzle quest fans here and we put out a really kick ass version. Puzzle Quest and Sola Rola are pretty much ...
by sixteen-bit
Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Apple fucks Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Apple fucks Rogers

Rogers ... lock subscribers into steep 3-year contracts that require a minimum monthly payment of $60 for just 150 minutes, 75 text messages, and 400MB of data.
After reading that I'm not surprised :lol:

It's even worse than the laughable UK iPhone tarrifs.
by sixteen-bit
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Free Games
Replies: 23
Views: 3040

Re: Free Games

Skynet wrote:TrackMania Nations Forever Just released, also lets you play agains TrackMania United players providing they play on the stadium level included in TMNF
What a great little freebie :mrgreen:

It's on Steam too so there's no excuse to not download it.
by sixteen-bit
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Cycling to work
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

Re: Cycling to work

I live roughly 2.8 km from work and there is one short stretch of road that is up hill and very congested, but if I leave early enough I can probably beat the traffic. Oh I'd say go for it then. You could probably even walk it :P Shame about the scooter though. Here we can get free parking in many ...