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I have my 360 and am absolutely loving it. I am a bit of a high-tech junkie though, so I am certainly swayed by the impressive graphics arguments. The odd thing, however, is that on an HD TV, the graphics are SO good that you become used to them quite quickly. The net effect is that if you go back to previous generation hardware, they just look really bad, rather than the new stuff looking really good. I could wax lyrical about the in-car view of Project Gotham Racing 3, though, and the way the dappled sunlight through the trees reflects off the CD player's LCD display in the TVR, but I won't. Oh no, I just did. However, for me, the absolute killer app of the 360 is the new Xbox Live functionality which is very tightly integrated with the platform itself. Getting notifications of friends coming online, regardless of what I'm doing, and being able to pop open a private chat window even while a game is loading, is a significant step forward in my opinion. For those of us with geographically separated friends who can't just arrange an impulse 3-player game on the sofa, Xbox Live is an immensely satisfying way of arranging multi-player gaming. Add to that the Xbox Live Arcade micropayments system, and the almost perverse pleasure of playing online 4-player Gauntlet on a machine with a million times the processing power of the original arcade unit, and I'm very highly impressed. Cheers, Fred
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2006 on Unimpressive at Only a Game
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One of my colleagues dug this video clip up from somewhere of the Entertaible in action: mms://Ntstream2.ddns.ehv.campus.philips.com/ efi/86090/Entertaible/Entertaible.wmv
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2006 on Videoboardgame at Only a Game
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Well, my ethos has always been: what's the point of winning if it wasn't fun at the same time? It probably contributed to my dismal tournament record and ultimate abandonment of the game in the face of a ludicrously un-fun tournament scene. Publishing Black Sun: I meant as e.g. a downloadable pdf kind of thing. Slightly lower development costs, probably. Really just as a distribution channel, I suppose. I'm due some extended time up-north at some point this year, so I'll be sure and look you up.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2006 on What I Did On My Holidays at Only a Game
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Having come across your blog entirely by accident (all praise t'internet), I was delighted with this post as it engendered nostalgic memories of playing Corruption with you in Streatham. In that light, I encourage you to write your history of self-designed boardgames! Surely there's a way you can publish Black Sun online in some manner..? Cheers, Fred
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2006 on What I Did On My Holidays at Only a Game
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