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Username: Adeptus
Joined: 14 May 2007
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Re: New console?! (4 years ago)
UWSguy wrote
Yeah, it's not rip off. It is a pretty cool South Korean doodad but it is more a media centre than a console, I think it only has two games on it.
Unless you count emulators & flash games, in which case it has countless games on it...
renegadesx wrote
Not to mention the UK openly slapping down free speech, the US Patriot Act and similar copycats... George Orwell must be turning in his grave.
No, just screaming "I told you so!"
(and only 25 years behind schedule)
I have some old arcade-style sticks for the "classic" consoles (Megadrive/SNES era) that I've been meaning to convert...
I guess now I have a deadline to aim for icon_lol.gif
Benza wrote
Could the Australian government actually act on this?
I mean they've allowed it to be sold unrestricted in every game store in the country since 2004?

If taken to court woudln't that look... well suss?
It's not so much that they've "allowed" it, just that they haven't enforced it... and from the response by the police in the article, it sounds like they only enforce it if there is a complaint reported.
NegativeZero wrote
One big question though is what happens to all the US-hosted free-to-play MMOs? I doubt they're going to pony up the several thousand it takes to get their games classified here.

Actually I've never understood what the legal implications of downloading software over the internet are. Free indie games and the like which aren't made in Australia. If I download / purchase say a shareware game that wasn't made in Australia and the transaction is done online to a person in a foreign country, have they actually sold an unclassified product in Australia?
In the case of free games, they haven't sold them in Australia... icon_confused.gif

Apart from that... it would fall under a similar category to "grey" imports. If you buy a game from Amazon, are they liable to prosecution? I doubt it.
Al, come to SA! I'll vote for you! icon_biggrin.gif
xelim wrote
PALGN wrote
"an electric drill is explicitly forced through Alex's right eye socket, remaining there for an extended period as Alex screams and blood sprays from the wound."
...And a blowtorch to the eye of a character in Hostel followed by the removal of said eye with a pair of scissors as she screams horrifically is okayed by censors as R18+.
classification guidelines wrote
The Guidelines use the following hierarchy of impact:
  • very mild - G
  • mild - PG
  • moderate - M
  • strong - MA 15+
  • high - R 18+
  • very high - RC
Assessing the impact of material requires considering not only the treatment of individual classifiable elements but also their cumulative effect. It also requires considering the purpose and tone of a sequence.

Impact may be higher where a scene:
...
  • encourages interactivity.
I'm assuming it's interactive, so that would push it past R18+ if we even had an R18+ for games in the first place!
Interesting...
The classification guidelines seem to be structured to allow adults-only games:

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Impact may be higher where a scene:
(...)
  • encourages interactivity.

Interactivity includes the use of incentives and rewards, technical features and competitive intensity. As a general rule:
  • except in material restricted to adults, nudity and sexual activity must not be related to incentives or rewards

(...)
I would have thought interactivity is the main thing that separates a game from a movie.
Benza wrote
Firefly would have been a far better show to base an MMO on.
The same company (Multiverse) already has the rights to a Firefly MMO... I think it was announced last year.
If I remember rightly, they were planning a 2009 release.
This might be worth buying a DS for... icon_wink.gif
Cookie wrote
This could be the best thing to ever happen to the format!

Next move; I'd like to see Toshiba offer up the HD-DVD licenses for a token $1 so that it becomes an Open Standard and this way royalty free low cost Chinese manufactured HD-DVD Writers & media can flood the PC market.

Come on Tosh, just press that flashing red button marked "Launch".
Hey Sony...dodge this. icon_lol.gif
"I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" icon_razz.gif
I just hope it will run on my PC... otherwise it'll be gathering dust until I get my new laptop (April... if I'm lucky...) icon_rolleyes.gif
littlemo wrote
Adeptus wrote
killer1500 wrote
Also if it wasnt such an important buying feature, why has every console on its launch date supported backwards compatibility, including the Wii. It maybe a useless feature that you never use, but it gives consumers piece of mind when buying it.
Every current generation console maybe. (all 3 of them)

Go back just one gen...
could GC play N64 games? No (not without additional hardware at least).
could XBox1 play anything else? No.
PS2 was the odd one out. (which may have helped its sales... if that's the case, them maybe Sony are shooting themselves in the foot now.)

Before that...
could N64 play SNES? Don't think so. Could SNES play NES? Don't think so.
Sega, no. Though there was an add-on adaptor that let you play MS games on your MD, I believe.
Atari, no.
PS1, no.
So just because something was previously not done in the past means that it has no merit coming into existence?
no... just taking issue with the "every console on its launch date supported backwards compatibility" comment.

Though it's funny that Sony & MS are removing backwards compatibility from their consoles, but offering retro games for download... icon_rolleyes.gif
I don't have any current-gen consoles, but with Neo games coming to Wii, it's sounding awfully tempting...
What's the $ cost of download points?
killer1500 wrote
Also if it wasnt such an important buying feature, why has every console on its launch date supported backwards compatibility, including the Wii. It maybe a useless feature that you never use, but it gives consumers piece of mind when buying it.
Every current generation console maybe. (all 3 of them)

Go back just one gen...
could GC play N64 games? No (not without additional hardware at least).
could XBox1 play anything else? No.
PS2 was the odd one out. (which may have helped its sales... if that's the case, them maybe Sony are shooting themselves in the foot now.)

Before that...
could N64 play SNES? Don't think so. Could SNES play NES? Don't think so.
Sega, no. Though there was an add-on adaptor that let you play MS games on your MD, I believe.
Atari, no.
PS1, no.
So, does this mean they are releasing actual Indy lego... or have they already?
Re: Shadowrun Review (6 years ago)
As a player of pen & paper Shadowrun back in the 1st/2nd edition days (I believe they're up to 4th now), I will probably get this game just for the name.
When the price comes down.
Karai Pantsu wrote
Not to say that is a bad thing though, its damned good to see parents doing that with their chiddlers.
Responsible parenting, who'da thought...

I have to be careful what games I play when my daughter is about.
These days I usually don't play until she's gone to bed.
PS3's are more common than standalone BluRay Players? Oh my what a surprise! icon_rolleyes.gif Last I checked, some places are selling PS3's for slightly less than BluRay players...

I'm waiting for the "format wars" to be settled before I jump in to the new technology... don't want a next-gen Beta VCR... icon_razz.gif
Slight nitpick.

"The Secret of Monkey Island and its sequel".

There were 3 Monkey Island games... or was he not involved in #3?