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Broken Thumbs

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  1. i haven't patched it and it seems fine. running XP. what am i missing? the game is good. in the back of my head there's a small voice saying 'but it's just a bunch of silly minigames and quicktime/machromedia thingies', but i don't listen to it, and just enjoy the very creepy atmosphere. using your real e-mail address and searching the web are inspired ideas.
  2. Daytona is still one of the best multi-player games around. Those three levels are all brilliantly designed, real variety of corners. The Dreamcast version felt almost identical with a wheel in place. I played the expert course loads, and each corner is subtle and complex, requiring tiny constant adjustments within an outrageous powerdrift. Just loads of fun. What it did do was make me realise that it just isn't half the game without some human opposition. The other cars are just mobile roadblocks, there as markers to overtake rather than race. Still slightly sore that the online mode didn't make it to the UK. And Scud Race is poo.
  3. you drop Redeye, and i drop Edge. merry christmas.
  4. sweet baby Jesus, you lucky bastard. i got a gamecube (to replace the one that got stolen) and LOTR, Return of the King.
  5. playing this at the moment. bought it on the strength of a review in PC Gamer, and i'd agree with what they've written. sound, original idea, creepy atmosphere, well executed (bad choice of words, apologies). thing is, it's not a 'game' in the traditional sense. strip it down, and it's just a bunch of Quicktime reels or Shockwave pieces. mini games, if you like, some of which are very dodgy. the puzzles, likewise, veer from excellent to really, really lame. the fact that it uses your real e-mail account is inspired, though. i'll be playing the game, check a message from a friend, then continue playing. i've never had a game encroach into my real life before. it's an odd, unique feeling. (in fact the only similar experience was when my sister left a message for me on the board in Animal Crossing, saying she'd gone to a friends house. talk about extreme examples). anyway, check it out if you can. if only to support originality in game design. i'd recommend broadband, tho.
  6. got my ps2 nicked recently, and have replaced it with a silver one. B) got the silver base too. looks pretty. may have overdone the smilies.
  7. This game caused repetitive strain injury to both wrists. Feel free to crack the obvious joke.
  8. hmm. Animal Crossing and Pikmin show that subtle touch hasn't deserted them. But the big hitters (Zelda, Mario) haven't innovated, or matched their predecessors. Metroid Prime and F-Zero GX are both sublime, and both boarderline third party. this is a company that's been relying on Pokemon to bring in the cash, aware that the franchise (though still popular, judging by GBA sales) is past its peak, and confused by changing market trends that just don't fit its image. The only hope for them is if the market changes. Punters decide that violent, 'adult' games aren't what they want anymore. Anyone else think this likely? Didn't think so. Worst case senario - Nintendo turns into 'just another developer' making games influenced by Grand Theft Auto III, in order to stay alive. Feel free to tear my argument to pieces. It'll make me feel better.
  9. Stunt Car Racer i'd read back in April that Crammond was beginning an update, but haven't heard anything since. Anyone know anything?
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