The Emails

The R520

Chapter One: “The ATI R520 Chipset”

Subject: R520
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Date: Tue, May 23, 2006
James:

The ATI R520 chipset that’s being used in the Wii is that of the one used in the x1800+ cards.  Not bad.  See www.spong.com

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Barry:

if that’s the case, it should be able to do HD, it should also have shaders. BUT it’s not supposed to be able to do either.
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Barry:

AND, why do the games look so basic!!
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Andrew:

Spong.com is also known as load-of-bollox.com so I’d treat everything you read there as a load of nonsense.
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Barry:

ha ha ha. They’re a bit sensationalist alright. but not always wrong
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James:

But the report originally came from some other tech site.

Remember, it’s a chipset *based* on the R520.  I reckon the final dev kits might have the shaders.  Mario Galaxy looks unreal in parts (unreal for what the hardware is supposed to be).

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James:

And I read that the games… especially Wii Sports, were deliberately made to look basic so that people would focus on the gameplay.  I guess they were right.  For once a marketing buzz phrase (“playing = believing”) actually came through, from what all the reporters said post-E3.

As good as it looks, none of us will be buying Heavenly Sword when it comes out.

But yes to Bioshock.  Oh yes indeed to Bioshock.

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Paul:

conspiracy theories abound regarding the wii’s graphic yokeymabob. One
rumour is that the sets used at e3 were little more than gamecubes
with wii controllers mashed in due to deadline constraints for e3. I
don’t really care if it’s true or not, it will all ride on the
controller: if it’s as good as nintendo says  it will be then sucks to
the graphics (Though the odd bit of eye candy doesn’t go astray
either…).

For your perusal (Possible wobbly news about the controller), I have
no idea about the authenticity of this but anyway …

http://www.xgaming.com/newsletter/Wii%20Dupe.shtml

and oh yes to bioshock, all the reports are that this will be a worthy
successor to system shock (Man that game was freaky)
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Darron:

Its no Electric Shock. Man, that hurt.
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James:

Waaaaaaaah!  Now this IS cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58hfb9ZxzK8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evideosift%2Ecom%2Fstory%2Ephp%3Fid%3D679

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Andrew:

Heard that about the E3 kits too. Sounds a bit fishy.

Apparently Assassin’s Creed for “PS3” was running off a 360.

And Halo 3 was running off a 64 DD…. using a third party SNES controller.
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James:

Ha ha ha ha!  Brilliant.

Well, *I* read that Assain’s Creed was running of a PS3 emulation kit on a PC (rather a PC’s PS3 dev kit).

On the Wii controller issue, that guy hit the nail on the head!  I still hope that they do create the 3D grid effect with it.  I saw that interview with Perrin Kaplin.  They were sitting in the middle of the show floor.  Kinda funny.

I also heard that the Wii’s Virtual Console uses a Spectrum ZX81 processor with shaved copper wires as a controller.

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Darron:

I heard that the Halo 3 trailer was just the numbers 3072430724 written on a calculator turned upsidedown to give the impression of full motion video.
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James:

I heard that the MGS4 trailer was made of some jam.

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Andrew:

This sis awesome. We’re like a snowball rolling around the Internet pulling in unsuspecting follower. How many people can this mailball handle?

It’s like a chain letter.

Everyone send me €50 and then I’ll send each of you back a pack of ultra rare Fruit Polos (remember them!?).

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Andrew:

I heard if you watch the trailer for Halo 3 backways it’s actually the just ending from the French Connection 2.
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Darron:

I heard H’orror D’ourve likes to SLIT SCROTUM!

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Paul:

Nah man that’s just silly. It’s actually the opening credits from “the
Fletch collection”. Easy mistake to make though.

I played “Katamari damacy” last week and ever since I have seen the
world as a collection of objects for me to make a big (snow)ball out
of. People are getting freaked out now when I smile at them.
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Paul:

oh and James the MGS4 trailer was certainly not made of jam, rather it
was made BY “The jam”, the 70s punk group, that’s why snake sports a
mullet.

Lads good luck with the snow ball of silliness, I have to turn in, night
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James:

Forget videogames, the future is in SHOES!

http://appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1766

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Andrew:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MqSOZGCcFYU&search=DX10%20Crysis

Looking great!
Date: Wed, May 24, 2006

Barry:

real next gen

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James:

Y’know, this just proves what some have all been saying for so long – you really don’t need such dramatic advancements in hardware with features like six or eight core processors.  We’re at a level with technology now that it’s adavancing faster than software methods can keep up with.  Software methods can account for so much more than hardware advancements sometimes.  If you read some of the developer interviews or diaries with Crytek you understand how hard they’ve worked on this, and their methodolgy is great – if something didn’t work, they just scrapped it and started again, and that’s a type of commitment that few developers can manage because of business pressures.  Further to such pressures, I don’t know if it’s getting to the stage where it is cheaper to developer new hardware than to pay a bunch of guys to sit around thinking harder on how to use current hardware.

And this game is also proof that the PC will always, always be ahead of the consoles in terms of next-generation graphics.  Everyone has stated that in DX9 mode, the game (Crysis) looks amazing, but DX10 really makes a difference.  Already the X360 and PS3 have DX9 “type” hardware, and when DX10 graphics cards come out, it won’t be a matter of how many polygons they can push on screen (because the level is becoming indistinguishable), but HOW they’re pushed onto the screen.  Example – the PS2 could push more polygons than the Gamecube.  Did the games look better?  No.  Because the Gamecube simply had a better rendering engine – beautiful shading and colour representation, like what I always say, what it did it did beautifully.  It will be the same for future PC hardware.  You might only have dual prcoessor machines, but boy that DX10 software will make a difference.  And then of course there’ll be DX10 graphics cards…

Yes, in 5 years time the PS3 and its 8 cores will finally be put to proper use, but only to emulate DX10 methods and the like, and maybe even by then DX11 methods, already in use on the PC which invariably will be in higher resolutions, and when games like Crysis remind you of Pong.

The only problem is, PC’s are helluva ‘spensive! lol! =)

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Darron:

The main problem with using PCs for games is hooking up your dance mat.

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James:

hahaha, bwillant!

http://lexluthor.ytmnd.com/

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Andrew:

Man thats good.
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Paul:

that crysis video looked amazing!
Did anyone else feel a bit freaked out when the huge nerd (I just hate
the dudes voice) giving the demonstration used tranquiliser darts in
the game to “go non violent on the enemy” and then switched to more
traditional pointy bit’s of metal to shoot them in the head while they
were unconscious. seemed a bit mean

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James:

Thank God he didn’t pick the “skull-fuck” option.

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Paul:

You are a very strange man James.    🙂
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Andrew:

I found it odd how at the start when setting the scene he was like

“A meteorite crash landed here. You are sent in. Unfortunately the Northern Koreans got here first.”

So let’s kill them…?
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James:

Well isn’t there still “officially” a war between North and South?  I don’t know why I said “officially”.  I meant officially.
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Andrew:

But still.

Seems a bit…odd.
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Dave:

Not really. Remember, most video game baddies in the 80s and 90s were Russian. (Even if they
happened to be kidnapper ninjas).
Now that the Cold War is over, the only real threat / axis of evil is Iran and N. Korea.
It’s just a topical alternative to having a crew-cut Red Son with a knife scar over his eye and down
his face.


And maybe the scar reaches down to where his willy used to be and when he captures enemy
infiltrators he makes them lick along the scar line, right the way down. And when they reach the
bottom, he says something like, “You like taste of Russian ex-dick, yes?”

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Barry:

yep, all the new splinter cell games are based in korea, china, or the middle east now.
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James:

BONUS MISSION – Discover Igor’s other secret scar.

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Andrew:

But in Splinter Cell the evil foreigners wree always up to no good, like transporting illegal cargo, or hanging out in tents smokking Cuban cigars. The Nth. Korean guys just came to investigate the meteorite. Possibley to check if anyone got hurt. See. Nice guys.

Anyone watch 24 finale last night?
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Dave:

No, and don’t ruin it. (Have yet to see S4).

And fair point re: N. Koreans. It’s entirely plausible that they would harness the meteor techmology
to grow the Russian’s penis back.

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James:

Andrew, you seem to have missed out on Paul’s last few e-mails.  He’s just informed us that he’s a paedo who makes his victims wear a Kevin Spacey mask.

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Dave:

And makes them call him a fairy á lá Richard Roma…..
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Andrew:
I presumed that anyway to be honest. Still interesting though.

So have I miss emails? So my snowball of email maddness is now smaller than yours!!

God damn it.

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James:

Only by two messages or so.  Y’know, maybe in a few years time we’ll be saying to people, “I’ve got to R520 Andrew/Barry/Darron/David/Paul”, meaning, “I’ve got to talk to Andrew/Barry/Darron/David/Paul, and infer talk techno-willies”.

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Dave:

Barron has a techno-mangina.
(Frank blogs about it).
(And it makes Paul drunk).
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James:

Rock on, the DS!

http://eurogamer.net/tv_video.php?playlist_id=474&s=l

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Dave:

I’ll admit it looks great.
Until it shows the in-game graphics……  :-C
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Date: Thu, May 25, 2006 at 11:28 AM

James:

And the Dreamcast keeps snowballing on….

http://eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=65096

Paul, pick us up a copy there, will you?

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Paul:

I reckon the DS starfox looks much more promising.

Apologies for the drunkness last night, today was the least fun I’ve
had in a long long time. Japanese beer gives ferocious hangovers.

James My creative Zen was a good and faithful companion for the last
three years. When I bought it, it had better battery life, sound
quality and capacity and was cheaper than equivalent ipods (Obviously
the ipods user interface was much better). Unfortunately it eventually
succumbed to a dose of “Creative are a shower of fucks…”

http://www.playerblog.com/archives/000084.shtml
Creative use (Or used to anyway) VERY shoddy microphone jacks.
As far as I know Creative never addressed, nevermind fixed this
problem. I have also heard that it still happens, even on recent
models

So I’m reluctant to go with a creative again, I don’t want to be
shopping for another player anytime soon so I want a tough unit. The
other thing is I’m using an ibook here so there’d be problems
connecting the two (Creative don’t support macs at all, one has to use
other programs to connect them).

That being said I’m fairly underwhelmed by this generation of ipods.

…but they’re so so sexy.

Damnit!
Has anyone tried out a “cowon” player? I’ve heard some good things
about their latest model.
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Barry:

I have a creative sen micro M. Plays videos and everything. It’s brilliant, I love it.
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Andrew:

My Zen is fooked.

Works grando just sont be recognised by PC anymore. PC had to be formated, reinstalled with dubious copy of XP as I lost me CD. Reinstalled drivers. Now it appears in Other Devices instead of up with C Drive etc. I can double click it and it opens an empty folder. All the songs are still on it though. And I cant drag sanand drop into this black folder.

Also if i try to install Zen explorer thing, download firmware or use it through WMP they all thell be to connect my device. Even though its appearing in My Computer.

It’s basiaclly like it can recognise it’s existance and what it is but cant “speak” to it.

So no new music for the time being.  😥
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Paul:

Yeah I was well happy with my (Now antiquated) zen… until the thing
disintegrated (See the above email). It’s a shame really, cause in
almost every other category the creatives are top of the heap (IMO),
except for hardware durability, and user support, oh and the contols.

I’m still almost leaning toward getting a vision though in the hopes
that creative have changed their component suppliers or otherwise
solved this (Far too common) problem.
I care not for the frilly ipod (Though they physically look lovely) ,
the controls on the vision looke far more user friendly than the old
Zen’s and I presume they haven’t messed up the excellent sound quality
they usually deliver. Barry is your vision durable? How much battery
life do you get from an average charge?

There I’ve almost convinced myself: Barry can you finish the job; why
should I buy a vision?
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Andrew:

Me too. Barry why shouldn’t you buy me a Vison?
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Paul:

🙂 I thought any slagging would have drifted to this part, where I
seem to be accusing BArry of being a cyborg Admit it you metal bastard; you have been sent from the future to kill
John Conor 🙂
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James:

Yeah Barry, buy us all a Vision!

Paul, I already told you that the Creative has generally better specs, but not sure about durability issues.  However, a lot of people had major issues with 2nd/3rd gen iPod batteries, so that’s also a durability issue.

However(2), my original iPod, which I have had for over three years, and dropped down many stairs, plays as well as it ever has and my battery still lasts just over 10 hours.  But that’s when iPods costs €600.  I guess you get what you pay for.  I truly believe that.

Even, check out http://cgi.ebay.ie/matchbox-SD-MMC-card-mp3-player-128mb-256mb-512mb-1Gb_W0QQitemZ9730486267QQcategoryZ80020QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
It takes any SD memory cards (as big as you want them to be) and plays MP3s on them, and it’s dirt cheap.  That could tide you over ’till the summer when the new widescreen/touchscreen iPods come out.
But I also tend to agree with Darron a bit – €300 for a music player?  Feck it, buy a PSP which plays movies, games AND music.  I guess you have to buy a hefty big memory stick to store all the music, but it’s still an option.

Kudos on the iBook.  What do you make of the whole Mac/OS X scene?  For great software check out www.opensourcemac.org.  Plenty of tools for taking songs from other people’s iPods and shared iTunes libraries over networks.

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James:

lol
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Andrew:

Are Sony trying to convince us ont to buy a PS3??

High street games shops have been told by Sony that there will be no PS3 pre-owned sections in their stores as it will be illegal for customers to sell any next-gen PlayStation games that they’ve bought, retail sources have revealed to GamesRadar.

It seems that Sony is planning to adopt a licensing system that will mean gamers won’t own the PS3 titles that they’ve paid money for.

Instead, they will only be purchasing the licence to play the game and that the software itself will still be Sony property – meaning that the disc won’t be the customer’s to sell.

We assume that the thinking behind this move will ultimately be to stop PS3 games being resold several times – which currently snatches potential sales away from Sony – and to counter the impression in consumers’ minds that games are only really worth their pre-owned price and are not worth buying new.

When we contacted Sony, it issued us with the following statement: “We have made all of the official announcements at E3 and cannot make any further comments at this time. We will be announcing more news running up to PlayStation 3’s launch.”
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Barry:

I think that’s illegal, but it wont stop anything.
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James:

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

http://wwtdd.com/

Okay, look at the first post… about Borat, and check the second and third pictures.  If you can make out the expression on the face of the guy lying down, you’re on your way to having a good day.

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Paul:

Man that’s priceless! I like the fact that hs is still wearing shoes
and socks; propriety must be maintained after all.

If Sony go ahead with that licensing arrangement it would seem very
stupid to me. It really does seem like they’re trying to put us all
off the console eh?

James, I know that Creative’s players are pound for pound, superior to
most others (I owned a Creative for over three years) the problem lies
in their non-compatibility with macs (There are ways around this, I
know, but it’s still a nuisance). I think I’ll probably opt for an
iriver h10 or a cowon iaudio m5. I’ll be going to Tokyo for a
conference in a couple of weeks and will geek it up in Akihabara for a
couple of hours.
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James:

David, didn’t Sebastian mentioned something to you about someplace better than Akihabra?

While we’re on the topic of .MP3 players, C-Net usually have everything summed up pretty well, and their MP3 coverage is the best:

http://reviews.cnet.com/4521-6532_7-5021434-3.html?tag=dir

N.B. the reviews or the iRiver and Cowon thingies.

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Paul:

Cheers James, I’ll have a flick through their reviews, It looks pretty
comprehensive.

Dave
If you know somewhere better than akihabra please tell me if you can
remember, for all it’s other charms Akita is not really a bustling
high tech spot (DS lites not withstanding).

Kenny power!
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Barry:

wii – $225 dollars and Euro 225 confirmed

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Paul:

no way! Where did you find this out Bar? Sounds great, I was hoping
they’d go this low
that price should sell a lot of consoles.
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James:

aaaah ha ha ha!  This gets very funny…

http://www.break.com/index/libraryjerk.html

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Date: Fri, May 26, 2006

Andrew:

Wii -mote to be karaoke Wii-mic … and Wiiphone?

Source: The domain registry at Network Solutions and the Nintendo Revolution Analysis blog.

The official story: “As you may already know, it’s a rumor, and unfortunately Nintendo doesn’t comment on rumors.” –Nintendo rep.

What we heard: Besides filing trademarks with the US Patent Office, one of the ways game companies tip their hand about an upcoming title is by registering Web domain names. That’s apparently what happened to Nintendo this week, when some eagle-eyed fan noticed the company had registered the domain ” wiikaraoke.com.”

Given Nintendo’s efforts to target non-gamers and its emphasis on party games, many took the URL as evidence of a karaoke title for the next-gen console. With any other platform, that would be the end of it. But since the Wii’s controller–often called the “Wii-mote”–has a speaker in it, speculation rose that said speaker would also act as a microphone.

The microphone theory got a further boost courtesy of a post on Nintendo Revolution Analysis, the blog of a 26-year-old Mexican gamer who calls himself “Yanko.” Using diagrams from the patent and for the Wii-mote, Yanko outlines how it could encode and transmit audio from an external analog source to the Wii console. By inference, that means the Wii-mote will be able to act as a microphone.

Besides karaoke games, the obvious application for a Wii-mote-mic would be a voice commands a la Nintendogs or Odama . However, some sites have gone one step further. A string of reports tracing back to a MegaGames.com article speculates that, with the Wii’s built-in wireless internet functionality, the Wii-mote could support voice-over IP. That would give it functionality like an Xbox Live headset and could allow it to be used like a phone. As Yanko notes, that would be a very big draw to non-gamers indeed.

Bogus or not bogus?: The Wiikaraoke.com patent is real, and the patent analysis is convincing, so we’ll go with not bogus on the Wii-mic. As for voice-over IP, given the fact the Nintendo DS already has it, you can bet the Wii will too.
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Andrew:

Final Fantasy XII trailer now with English voices (potential spoilers ahoy!)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_r0L6gkb1u0

Voice acting sounds very good.

Roll on October

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Date: Sun, May 28,

Andrew:

Katana vs Gun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ftIPiziWs

Katana vs Machine Gun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdF9k0HVn7E
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Date: Mon, May 29, 2006

James:

The snowball seems to have stopped rolling.

A new topic:  the new cloaking technology developed recently – are Klingons amongst us?

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Paul:

Roll on, ball of hope. Roll on.

a little priceier than the PS3 but I’m sure it can play blu ray disks.
http://www.ussubs.com/submarines/phoenix_1000.php3
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James:

Download a brochure on all our large luxury submarines

Ha ha ha ha ha!

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James:

Even more “Ha ha ha ha ha!”

http://www.break.com/index/tramphurt28.html
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Date: Tue, May 30, 2006

James:

Check aldi.ie

There’s a HD t.v. going for €1500, and it’s got the right specs (but no 1080p).  It says “made by the world’s leading manufacturer” hinting to what I always suspect, that it’s just rebranded.

I swear by Aldi’s and Lidl’s specials.  Like my rebranded “Medion” dvd burner, which turned out to be a top-of-the range Pioneer dvd burner! *gasp*

If I had to money I’d go for it.  Boy I’d love to go for it.  But if you’re interested, seriously, be there at 6 a.m.

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Barry:

I have food poisoning! Had to go home early from work yesterday, vomiting everywhere, but I got the job in stream. 🙂 Start the 12th of June at 10am
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Andrew:

Well Done dude.
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Andrew:

Am I not right in thinking that if you are view standard def things like regular digital tv or ps2 etc, that the quality is actually worse than standard def through a regular telly as the HD just shows up the imperfections i the SD that the regualr tv masks?

As in unless your have a HD Sky box or 360 there really is no point in getting one.
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Barry:

Should look the same. I know HD signals look poor on a sd box, but I’m not sure if it goes the other way
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James:

I think it depends on the television.  I was looking at a Pioneer model the other day that had a processor dedicated to ‘upscaling’ the SD signal, i.e. not making it look like muddy jam on the screen.  I think most others do the same, but they’re crap at it.

Also, most HD tellys say they support 480p, and for the Wii, that’s all I care about.  As for normal television (480i), who the hell watches that anymore!?  lol, seriously, I don’t think there’s anything on telly that I’d care enough about to view it in proper definition.  Once I can recognise a face.

I do agree with you Andrew on the imperfections.  In fact, in my mind any HD signal or HD telly will show imperfections.  Case in point – suppose you had Res 4 running in 720p, even.  You’d see how cack the textures are, and probably see more polygons, filter effects etc.  I only like high resolution if the rest of the graphics are at a high standard.  I still emulate PSX games in 320×240.

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Darron:

Yooo!
Enough of this techo yabble. Trampoline is the way of the future! That was by far the most difficult (yet rewarding) piece of literature Ive ever read. You guys are all… clearly… on the internet.

So heres my joke:
A man is sitting at the back of the bus when a woman, clearly upset sits down beside him.
“whats wrong?” he asks.
“the bus driver just told me I had the most ugliest child he ever saw!” she replies.
“Thats terrible! Thats ridiculous! Im shocked and appalled. You shouldnt stand for that!” states the man.
“Really?” sniffles the woman.
“Yes! In fact, you should go back up there and give him a piece of your mind!”
“Do you think?”
“Yes, you go straight up there right away. And I will mind your monkey while you do it”.
Stick that in your pipe and eat it dickwads!
(You didnt see nothing James… Oh by the way I’ve got something for you. Insert jokes here. But I really do. From Metz. Remember the “Take me to your dealer” incident in the ‘toot? Well this is better!)

Date: Sat, Jun 3, 2006

Andrew:

Oh hells yes

http://uip.co.uk/fearless/
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Date: Sun, Jun 4, 2006
Darron:

Haha. If you’ve seen X-men, read it.

http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1809592

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James:
Date: Sun, Jun 4, 2006 at 10:37 AM

So clever….

http://han-chariot.ytmnd.com/

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Darron:

Hey Paul,
Whats Japan like, and where are you in it? Me and Andrew are heading over there soon.
Explain everything. How do you find getting around with the language? And whats the social scene like? Any sports clubs, events, concerts on regularly?

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Darron:

I meant this one. We’re not letting THIS email die.
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Date: Tue, Jun 6, 2006

Andrew:

I think this should be the R520 topic of the day.

Discuss

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_moon_base
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James:

Of course! That’s why Captain America froze himself in ice, because he had to wait for modern technology to get him to the moon to defeat the evil Nazi chainsaw-shotgun-for-hands Hitler clone army.

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James:

http://ies.ytmnd.com/
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James:

And oddly enough, that last e-mail triggered off an ad for…

http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=BRW3R952GRPftOJ2AkwHIxvykDfCM6gvknuymAcCNtwGQkhQQAxgDIIaPgAIoBEDEEkiIOVDfh8bn_f____8BqgEXQWNjb3VudEFnZTEyMHRvSW5maW5pdHmyAQlnbWFpbC5jb23IAQHaATBodHRwOi8vZ21haWwuY29tL3FwaTB0MXdrZ3Y3MnRwZ3VmYmhyNHM3cW8zajlmcjOVAgQ2JAo&num=3&adurl=http://www.watertrampolines.com

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James:

I don’t know if anyone read the game news on teletext yesterday, but some dude wrote in complaining about Microsoft and the X360, slating the whole system.  It was pretty funny at the end of the letter, the editor replied “You struck Microsoft’s underbelly for massive damage!”

I think we have a new common catchprase!

My friend Simon finally passed his exams with a 2.1.  He sent me a classic text saying “I struck UCD’s underbelly for massive damage.”  Ha ha ha ha.

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Date: Thu, Jun 8, 2006

Andrew:

Riiiiiiiiidge Racer!
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James:

I attacked Ridge Racer’s under belly for massive damage.

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Andrew:

…… real time…weapon change…
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Paul:

I attacked James Kenny’s under-belly for massive damage
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James:

I attacked the meat between the buns for massive damage.

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James:

Paul attacked Tokyo’s electronic underbelly for massive MP3 damage.

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Andrew:

According to Google:

James Kenny is a businessman and was previously executive vice-president of the family construction firm in Chicago, founded some 80 years ago

James Kenny is a member of the Main Street program’s economic enhancement committee.

JAMES KENNY is shown as Rector and Vicar, and his year of adm. as 1790

James Kenny is a graduate in law and economics from University College, Dublin

James Kenny is refusing to attend the Dail (Parliament) Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the use of Shannon airport for so-called “rendition flights.”

James Kenny is being played on radio stations all over Ireland.

James Kenny is a millionaire head of a Chicago construction firm with zero diplomatic experience.
James Kenny is advising Irish students to “come to America” through the J1 programme.

James Kenny is a “Marion man convicted of child molestation in Colorado”
———-
Paul:

Yeah the last one sounds about right 😉

Tokyo’s electronic underbelly attacked Paul’s wallet for massive damage.
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Date: Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 9:53 AM
James:

http://www.transformersmovie.com/

Or gamespot info…

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6152589.html

Can Michael Bay strike fans’ underbelly for massive damage?  Sounds
like he’ll rip us right open and defecate inside.

———-
Barry:

MIchael (I’m not bad, it’s those no name actors Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGreggor who made the island bad) Bay
———-
James:

There are some interesting and light conversations on nthe IMDB forums.  Some said Bay listened to fans crying out and has decided to track down as much of the original cast as possible.  There seems to be a guy on Toonami from the original cast who’ll probably do a few of the voices.

I’m just worried about Soundwave being called Soundbyte, because it sounds fucking horrocious.

Michael Bay: “Let’s call Megatron ‘MegaGun’.”
Assistant Director: “But he’s an alian warship now, not a gun.”
MB: “It doesn’t matter, we’ll cover it up with explosions.”
AD: “That doesn’t make sense!”
MB: “Neither does my cowboy hat.  Now get me some sponsors! I want Xbox360’s galore – turning into robots!”

Shite, that last point, if real – I can see the ‘plot’ clearly.  Decepticons make new technology that can transform any technological device into a decepticon, which they will use to conquer the earth, and it’ll be pitched as this huge big event that we’re all supposed to care about and I’ll put my head in my popcorn and cry salty, oily tears, weeping for the death of narrative cinema.

———-
James:

In lighter news, see the first live demo of a (sort of) 3D t.v.

http://news.com.com/1606-2-6080809.html?tag=cnetfd.sd

lol, see the guy at the end, he doesn’t know what to say!

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Date: Sun, Jun 11, 2006
Andrew:

http://www.alllooksame.com/

I got 8/18
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Date: Tue, Jun 13, 2006
Andrew:

http://www.mega64.com/re4.htm

Mega 64’s Res 4 video. Class.
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Date: Thu, Jun 15, 2006
Andrew:

Does everyone else have two r520 converstaions or is mine just boned?

I have this one and the RE:R520
———-

Date: Fri, Jun 16,
Andrew:

Fantastic live action Goldeneye video

http://www.break.com/index/goldenapple.html
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Andrew:
Date: Fri, Jun 23, 2006 at 8:28 PM

,

http://darron.ytmnd.com/

http://jerichoed.ytmnd.com/

http://svenna.ytmnd.com/

http://hadokerry.ytmnd.com/

I’ve been productive

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