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morriss
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Picked up a shiny new monster machine and Motorstorm and VF5 today.

o/
#1 at 18:31:19 - 31/03/2007
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Heh, good for you! :)
#2 at 19:03:46 - 31/03/2007
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...and it's going back to the shop tommorrow...:'(

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#3 at 20:12:03 - 31/03/2007
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Man, I thought you got shot of the Wii quickly...
#4 at 20:20:11 - 31/03/2007
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Well if the games won't scale a la 360 to play on my TV then I'm not really interested tbh.

Anyway, just did the system update and it seems VF5 will play, don't know yet though...
#5 at 20:23:40 - 31/03/2007
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IT'S ALL OK NOW (kind of). I set my TV to display 576p and now Motorstorm scales down to that res when it plays and strangely enough after the system update VF5 plays in 1080i. I can live with that.

:)

More indepth imperssions at some other point. :)
#6 at 20:36:54 - 31/03/2007
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What's the problem displaying on your TV?
#7 at 20:42:15 - 31/03/2007
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Do you mean what does my TV do, or what the problrm actually is?

My TV says Picture format not available, and if you you the link in my second post you'll find out why!

Hopefully Sony will release a software update so it scales.

One weird thing is, however, that the picture quality 'in menu' as in when I'm downloading something and the screen goes grey, it looks terrible a lot of small tears and a v. grainy picture.

#8 at 21:10:41 - 31/03/2007
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Ah right I see. Well that's a bit shit isn't it. About time Sony got stupid stuff like that sorted.
#9 at 21:17:06 - 31/03/2007
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It would be nice, that or they don't release any more games that are 720p only...
#10 at 21:28:08 - 31/03/2007
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The DVD playback is pretty bloody awful too, no upscaling like the VGA output of Xbox 360.
#11 at 21:39:05 - 31/03/2007
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So your TV doesn't do 720p, morriss? That's a bit of an odd one, it was mainly HD CRTs that were affected.
#12 at 21:43:18 - 31/03/2007
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Odd TV. But equally odd shaling choices on your PS3 as well.

Morriss, was you the one who had problems with your wii's VC?
#13 at 01:08:04 - 01/04/2007
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Yep. My next-gen TV isn't really next-gen it seems! I wonder if there's a firmware update?!
#14 at 17:12:33 - 01/04/2007
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Henceforth, I'll call you "Mad Morriss" :)

Have fun, mate. I am green with envy with regards to Motorstorm, believe me!
#15 at 17:59:47 - 01/04/2007
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UncleLou said:
Have fun, mate. I am green with envy with regards to Motorstorm, believe me!


You needn't be. It feels more like a demo than a game. It's only got eight pretty short tracks.
#16 at 18:47:00 - 01/04/2007
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UncleLou said:Henceforth, I'll call you "Mad Morriss" :)

Have fun, mate. I am green with envy with regards to Motorstorm, believe me!


What with regards to the fact that I can't view it in HD? ;)
#17 at 18:58:17 - 01/04/2007
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Harry said:
UncleLou said:
Have fun, mate. I am green with envy with regards to Motorstorm, believe me!


You needn't be. It feels more like a demo than a game. It's only got eight pretty short tracks.

It looks terrible in the TV ad, really bad.
#18 at 19:13:57 - 01/04/2007
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It's certainly no WRC4 that's for damn sure.
#19 at 19:50:23 - 01/04/2007
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I know some feel that way. But I think the tracks are very well done, far better then any of the ridiculous numbers of Burnout tracks.

I'd rather play 8 really well made tracks (though mudpool is a bit meh), rather then 5 times as many tracks which are completely forgettable. I do think it's too limited though, but the track number doesn't bother me too much. Hopefully those extra modes will not be too much, or, however unlikely, free.

The racing itself though is so much fun I can't help but love it.
#20 at 20:49:28 - 01/04/2007
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Harry said:
UncleLou said:
Have fun, mate. I am green with envy with regards to Motorstorm, believe me!


You needn't be. It feels more like a demo than a game. It's only got eight pretty short tracks.

Eh?
#21 at 20:53:22 - 01/04/2007
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I think it's a half baked and rather poor game from Evo Studios. This is a developer that would routinely give PS2 owners 40-50 long Rally stages.

Instead we get eight rather dull circuits, I don't agree that these are good tracks at all. Some of the visuals are impressive - particularly in HD - but with only one game mode and the limited tracks it really doesn't feel like a proper full game at all.
#22 at 21:03:30 - 01/04/2007
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Well, I disagree completely, I love the tracks.
#23 at 21:08:10 - 01/04/2007
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Well I just playde the first race a few times until I came first and loved it.

Why hasn't anyone added me yet? :(
#24 at 21:16:11 - 01/04/2007
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I'd love to morriss but the most up to date console I own is the GameCube o_O

Um, ilmaestro, is there anything about the PS3 that you don't like? You're rather... defensive of it.
#25 at 21:30:56 - 01/04/2007
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I don't like the fact that everyone hates it.

I do like the way it feels inside me.

edit: ooh, obviously I'm defensive enough that an Xbot decided to shun me. ;)
#26 at 21:39:41 - 01/04/2007
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ilmaestro said:I don't like the fact that everyone hates it.

I do like the way it feels inside me.

edit: ooh, obviously I'm defensive enough that an Xbot decided to shun me. ;)


Xbot?

Obviously a Sonytard ;)
#27 at 00:59:42 - 02/04/2007
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I only demand the PS3's price be slashed by at least £125 before I even consider one :)
#28 at 02:17:41 - 02/04/2007
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So, err, down to the cost of an imported US machine? :)
#29 at 03:00:16 - 02/04/2007
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Yes :)

...

/Tempted

I know someone in the US who could pick one up and ship it over, too.
#30 at 04:36:57 - 02/04/2007

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