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by Matt_B
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4559

Re: Yeah me

I`ve just ordered one. about an hour ago !! I`m in :) ...waiting Where did you order one? i thought they were all sold out - do you have to wait until the second batch? Going by the dates, I'm guessing that he just got his order in before the cut-off. Given that the first batch looks like it'll now...
by Matt_B
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: So, Who's getting a Pandora?
Replies: 92
Views: 4559

when do people start getting these? has the amiga screen resolution issue been resolved yet? Later this month is still the target for the first deliveries, apparently, although due to a shortage in LCD screens some of the pre-orders might have to wait until next year. I haven't a clue what they'll ...
by Matt_B
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

C=Style wrote:So wait a minute.... David Braben made Dog's Life?
Yep.
by Matt_B
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

I dont know the exact figures for this year, perhaps because of the credit crunch its not so good but past years i always heard/read that games were selling by the bucketload ? Considering Braben hasnt brought out a game in about 8 years or so i dont see what his latest whinge is about. Shame. I ca...
by Matt_B
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

Which today accounts for "the PC" , which you can't trade in and the PS2, which is an increasing irrelevance in the new market. Everything else requires some sort of specialism to rip the games (note : being able to play a copy is not enough). What formats are they doing this on and again, WHY? You...
by Matt_B
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

Virtually no-one who copies bought it. They all downloaded it and almost exclusively the leak comes from inside the companies concerned. No-one buys a 360 game, copies it and trades it in. Why the hell would they spend £20 for absolutely no reason. Anecdotally, I can think of quite a lot of people...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

Perhaps a way around this would be to guarantee the developers a cut of any re-selling through commercial premises for the first six months or so after a game is launched. Surely it's only a very very small percentage of new games that are bought and up for sale witin the first Six months anyway? N...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

As such, sales of pre-owned games are potentially piracy by the back door. That's not to say that everyone who re-sells their games will have kept a copy, but I'm sure that enough people do for it to be a significant factor. Surely not so much of an argument for retro games, that arn't commercialy ...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: J.Ross and R.Brand - Phone calls
Replies: 90
Views: 2685

I'd think that a distinction can be made between making disparaging comments about public figures whilst on air (albeit after 9PM) and leaving obscene phone messages for them. The former is just about fair game whilst the latter is definitely crossing the line into harassment. That said, I do think...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: David Braben in anti 'pre-owned games' rant
Replies: 81
Views: 2645

I think there is a slight distinction between pre-owned games and, say, second hand books. It's relatively easy to make a "backup copy" of a game prior to the sale, whilst not too many people are likely to go to the trouble of copying a book before they pass on. As such, sales of pre-owned games are...
by Matt_B
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: J.Ross and R.Brand - Phone calls
Replies: 90
Views: 2685

I'd think that a distinction can be made between making disparaging comments about public figures whilst on air (albeit after 9PM) and leaving obscene phone messages for them. The former is just about fair game whilst the latter is definitely crossing the line into harassment. That said, I do think ...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: EA working on new Syndicate
Replies: 22
Views: 1070

I had Syndicate on the Atari Jaguar and I really liked it. The thing that let it down badly though and spoilt the enjoyment was that it was incredibly slow and jerky. I'm not sure if all versions were like this or if it was just the Atari Jaguar version that was like this. Was all versions like thi...
by Matt_B
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: J.Ross and R.Brand - Phone calls
Replies: 90
Views: 2685

In the interests of not applying double standards here, would anyone who doesn't find it offensive care to post up the phone numbers for their grandparents? I'm sure we could have an absolute riot leaving them obscene messages and posting them up on the internet somewhere. Any takers? (Please not, I...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: J.Ross and R.Brand - Phone calls
Replies: 90
Views: 2685

Brand has now resigned. I expect it was a case of jumping before he got pushed. Given that he's got his fingers in a lot of other pies, I doubt his career will suffer that much though. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Ross though. I doubt that he'll want to go, or the BBC will want to los...
by Matt_B
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: J.Ross and R.Brand - Phone calls
Replies: 90
Views: 2685

Whilst he appeared to get away with it back then, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets the book thrown at him this time. For what? Sach's isn't pressing charges (not least because getting any kind of conviction worth a damn would be pretty much impossible). I wasn't so much thinking of the police but...