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  1. Darn it - this is one of the Saturdays I won't be able to do due to family commitments unless something changes. Might be on Sunday night, but otherwise this weekend is pretty much booked for me... I might have to just join you all on Halo 5 instead....
  2. My son's 9 soon, and has recently discovered WWE, but before that it was basically Minecraft, Terraria, the occasional Lego game or retro updates like Jetpac... He's got into Rocket League - the biggest risk is when I mess up and have to catch myself before shouting... He's just started to get into FPS games - out of all of them, the one he's ended up with is Halo multiplayer as aliens seem less of a controversial issue than shooting humans (in his mum's opinion).... The main thing has been adjusting my expectations of expecting us to work together to 100% Lego Star Wars for example, and instead just letting him have some fun while I help when needed...
  3. If we're not doing a big raid tonight - anyone up for doing the Nightftall raid at least? I should be on around 8pm-10pm if nothing goes horribly wrong in the meantime... If not, I'll probably just be doing some patrols or on Overwatch, so send me an invite if you spot me on something else - if I'm weirdly quiet at times it's generally because my Turtle Beach headset appears to have an occasionally problem connecting, so I end up having to turn the controller on and off again a couple of times before voice chat works...
  4. Definitely still up for this (Hadn't checked the forum in a while and got distracted by Overwatch). I'm free most nights from around 7-10pm, and on weekends until 10.30-11pm ish if there's a night we can all get on... Will try and check/send friend requests tonight too.
  5. Bring back private lobbies for general online racing and organised events. Bring back in-game clubs. Ditch tying achievements to the endless career races in single player as it's meaningless when you can set everything to the most basic levels. Have specific lobbies set to manual/TCS off Some kind of forced penalty for collisions in the first sector of the first lap of a race - e.g 5 seconds ghosted off-throttle. And bring back my 4 wheel drive S Class Toyota Yaris
  6. Badger

    NieR: Automata

    As Qazimod was shy to mention it - he's actually kindly done a bit of a write up on the game for Disposable Media... I'm sure he'd love some rllmuk readers for it http://www.disposablemedia.co.uk/2016/12/nier-automata-demo-released-week/
  7. Hi, Belatedly up for this - could do with finishing the Nightfall Raid for the Christmas book, and any other Raids people need a body for. Or if anyone needs a Clan member. I seem to be the only person out of my group of friends who actually plays Destiny on Xbox One...
  8. Cool - PM an email address and you'll get an invite into our Slack community to get started on your itches...
  9. You still owe me a Forza Horizon review, ya silly sausage. But if you're interested, I suspect OnlineRaceDriver.com would have a use for you Right. I think most people have PM'd and now have Slack invites. If not, PM me again or shout. And despite the fantastic and overwhelming response so far, we can always use more people - there's never enough bodies, and I have more than 1 site available to be filled If you've never done anything similar before, don't worry. Learning while you go is the best way
  10. Features are great. And the important things are enthusiasm and a willingness to try. You're not the only one who wants to give it a shot for the first time, and there's a few of us to provide support and help as you go
  11. Sounds perfect. Although I would have expect jazz albums rather than films PM an email and I'll get you a Slack invite...
  12. Think I've replied to everyone so far, and it's great to see such enthusiasm It's worth saying that DM isn't purely about games - we can cover films that don't feature videogames in them, music which isn't from a game soundtrack, and art which is nothing to do with games... But we might cover some gaming stuff too....
  13. Anything that can be displayed on a website in some way. Illustration, typography and layouts will help the website, and potentially lead to the magazine returning online and maybe in print. But the Art section can include anything - street art, pottery, caligraphy, collage. And it doesn't have to be game related. It would be a pleasure to have an old hand back with us... just let me know what your current email address is... One of the other original team is lurking, if not actively doing anything yet, and there are one or two I still keep in touch with who might be prodded out of retirement... I've never had Jim Miles sing to me over anything. He did once suggest someone try and walk into my house via a full length window, but thankfully I stopped him before any damage occurred.... PM emails for Slack invites and we'll get cracking. Or blogging. Cracking sounds better though... Can you send your email, PM me, PM me!
  14. Consider yourself had! The glory days of DM were about 7-8 years ago, and I started writing for websites back in 2001, so you're not alone. In fact, my first published print article was for the Official Dreamcast Magazine.... We manage everything via a Slack group, so if everyone can PM their favourite email address to me, I'll send out invites today (Probably this evening after I get back from a work meeting).... Will look forward to it - if you're interested in helping out with the Art section on a regular basis by publishing contributions from other people, just let me know and I'll add you to the Slack group...
  15. That would be great - reviews are definitely lacking at the minute, and we're regularly offered review copies which I've had to turn down on numerous occasions because I knew I'd never get to them... But only if you also let us re-publish the ShenMue Livechat series
  16. Funnily enough, I was just checking out your Luigi and Mario projects and thinking they are the kind of things we used to feature and should start promoting again! All art submissions are really valued, as well as any help in choosing which to feature. I can do anything with words, but my lack of artistic skills make me reluctant to inflict my tastes on people... Email is dan.thornton at hotmodmedia dot com.
  17. Hi, Posted with the kind permission of the Council of Rllmuk Several years ago, a number of Rllmuk forumites came together to create an online magazine called Disposable Media. And my contributions aside, it was really good (You can still view/download at http://www.disposablemedia.co.uk/magazine-downloads/ ) Some of us were already working in journalism and the magazine industry, and other contributors have gone on to run the likes of Pocket Gamer and Gamespot UK. And if various job offers, family commitments and other things hadn't got in the way, it would have gone on to far greater success. Since then, I've launched a number of niche websites covering videogames, cars and other topics. And I've also now brought back Disposable Media. And I'm lucky enough to already have a forumite or two contributing, particularly to OnlineRaceDriver.com Which is where the call for contributors comes in: I/We need writers, video creators, artists etc to contribute anything you can. It can be as small or as large commitment as you're comfortable with... In return, we can offer constructive help from industry professionals (My jobs include various writing gigs and working as a paid tutor for journalism and marketing courses), free events, the chance to interview notable people, free music, free books and comics, free videogames, and a place where you can start building a career in anything creative (We won't turn away any web developers who might also want to help out, or anyone who fancies working in ad sales!). And the plan for all the sites, and the company behind it, is to become an 'employee owned' company. In a way it's similar to the Rllmuk set-up. Basically, once we establish a reasonable profit, not only would you be paid for your contributions, but you'd also get shares and a say in everything the company does. That's the plan - but it needs your help. If you're interested, but don't want to reply publicly, drop me a PM.
  18. Hi, Posted with the kind permission of the Council of Rllmuk Several years ago, a number of Rllmuk forumites came together to create an online magazine called Disposable Media. And my contributions aside, it was really good (You can still view/download at http://www.disposablemedia.co.uk/magazine-downloads/ ) Some of us were already working in journalism and the magazine industry, and other contributors have gone on to run the likes of Pocket Gamer and Gamespot UK. And if various job offers, family commitments and other things hadn't got in the way, it would have gone on to far greater success. Since then, I've launched a number of niche websites covering videogames, cars and other topics. And I've also now brought back Disposable Media. And I'm lucky enough to already have a forumite or two contributing, particularly to OnlineRaceDriver.com Which is where the call for contributors comes in: I/We need writers, video creators, artists etc to contribute anything you can. It can be as small or as large commitment as you're comfortable with... In return, we can offer constructive help from industry professionals (My jobs include various writing gigs and working as a paid tutor for journalism and marketing courses), free events, the chance to interview notable people, free music, free books and comics, free videogames, and a place where you can start building a career in anything creative (We won't turn away any web developers who might also want to help out, or anyone who fancies working in ad sales!). And the plan for all the sites, and the company behind it, is to become an 'employee owned' company. In a way it's similar to the Rllmuk set-up. Basically, once we establish a reasonable profit, not only would you be paid for your contributions, but you'd also get shares and a say in everything the company does. That's the plan - but it needs your help. If you're interested, but don't want to reply publicly, drop me a PM.
  19. That was the case with the highest tuned Supercars in all the Forza games - the X class oval events on Forza 4 were just the same... Well, I think my holdout against an Xbox One might finally be over - and if anyone is looking for organised races beyond Rllmuk give me a shout - TURN just held a 24 hour event, and TORA etc all run a variety of endurance events on Forza and PCars...
  20. They've added a box shot and some press picks of the Ford GT: http://www.onlineracedriver.com/2015/01/13/forza-motorsport-6-announced-detroit-auto-show/ I'm with Boozy - hopefully it'll be a similar leap to FM2, considering 5 was a launch title. There's a good chance, FM6 was already planned and 5 was a step along the way. The big thing for me will be whether the online racing/league side is improved back to where it was, and hopefully somewhere better, as most of the big racing leagues are struggling a bit at the moment, and the club/team side has become harder to sort. Plus Project Cars might push them a bit harder on the sim side... I'm praying for new tracks - they are waaaay more expensive to produce than car packs, but are much, much needed after 10 years of Forza. Especially when I look at the updates for other games, e.g. iRacing, who regularly add a new track or two each year at least.
  21. Incidentally, I mentioned this to Meerman, Boozy etc in game chat, but plenty of unofficial championships are still running organized race series for FM4 in addition to FM5. I've been running in the Virtual Motorsports Classic Series for the first time in a couple of years and it's been a great way to be somewhere between the occasional online racing for fun, and a full-on iRacing type sim..
  22. A little - aside from the achievement, it removes all your HUD display. So the only way to check ammo is to look at your weapon select with the D-Pad. Plus it does make Duels interesting, because you lose the speed and focus indicators, so you have no idea whether your hand is in the right place (I made sure to get honourable kills on my Normal walk through, so just blasted away on hard and True West). On the plus side, it does feel a little more atmospheric having a clear screen...
  23. BLOPS2 was definitely faster, and encourage speed as well - you could run about and rely on having a quick aim loadout (SMG/Shotgun). I miss my gold and diamond shotgun a little bit now... Ghosts encourages camping a lot. I never liked doing it, but in TDM it's essential to camp, use Dead Silence, and most people I know swear by Amplify. It's a shame, because the maps are that big bigger and more expansive, and it makes sense on something like Stonehaven. But it does become tedious on most of the other maps... The exceptions are playing Blitz or Kill Confirmed - I always liked Kill Confirmed, and for people to score, they actually have to move. No point in going 30-4 etc no-one on your team goes for any tags... I still think it's ridiculous that they've done away with a lot of Treyarch improvements to the series, and some things, like the idiotic spawning, do induce rage, but it's not a terrible game. Plus I have a decent group of friends who are always around, and Clan Wars was reasonably good fun as a way of teaming up and trying out some other game modes...
  24. Need to finish some games before starting anything new, but this month I have mostly been playing: GTA V: Only need some stunt jumps to finish all single player - mainly been playing online with friends, including the rllmuk dutch contingent, and it's the only way to play. 4+ characters all trying to complete a mission by using what appears to be a chaos theory instead of a plan... Would love some better missions in the future, but all good. CoD: Ghosts: Single player was awful but easily rushed through. Multiplayer has a number of issues (some of which were solved in Black Ops frustratingly), but it's OKish, aside from the terrible spawns... And Clan Wars has been fun as it brought together various people who were dipping in and out, and meant we at least experienced some other gametypes for a change... Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. Love this - one of my fave games of 2013 and cost £2.49 in the Ubisoft sale on XBLA. Great campaign, which is long enough to be interesting, but not too long... Finished it on Normal, Hard and almost finished again on the top True West difficulty and still the narration etc is bearable. Arcade and Duel modes are OKish... Cloudberry Kingdom: Picked this up around the same time and my son loves playing two-player with me. For such a nice little platformer it's amazing how stressful it gets... Still got some of the freebies from Xbox Gold to finish off - AC2, Sleeping Dogs and Dead Rising...
  25. Almost finished True West difficulty (Done Normal and Hard). Also almost finished Arcade, although the Duel challenge is still pretty hard for me... I picked it up in the Ubisoft sale and loved it - was disapointed Silas Greaves didn't make it into some of the character of the year awards for 2013... Not sold on BiB though - going to it after Gunslinger just had me cursing the fact you can't even change the button layout to emulate Gunslinger, CoD etc...
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