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The fonts render great for me and the dashboard is the easiest it’s ever been to navigate. The only ads are on the bottom right corner which you’re rarely going to go near. Might not be your thing but I highly doubt the metro UI is going anywhere.
I saw it used all the time in magazines years ago. Definitely isn’t a new thing.
This sounds like what I’ve been waiting for. I didn’t get the Wii version so I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this.
Same here. It’d nice to have a bigger selection of games.
I agree but we’re getting nothing out of it. If they can’t fix it soon then we’ll just be cancelling it then go with BT once we’ve finished rearranging the house (which got delayed a little). The worst thing for me is the standard phone support for this never escalated it, driving me up the wall and the only way I’ve got it to progress with them is through their social media team.
I’ll hopefully get to more positive posts soon but my connection… every time I try and do anything I get disconnected. Every 5-10 seconds today. Got my new filter and adsl cables today (ordered 1, 2 were in the package) and it made no difference at all. Going to have to phone my ISP tomorrow and get them to escalate things.
I really want this to be fixed. Just being able to have group conversations with friends without having to find a time and place to meet that suits all of us again would be nice. I’m also hoping that the person on the phone tomorrow is loud enough for me to understand them. Too many people there have mics that are either far too quiet and muffled or the mic is in their mouth and you can hear every breath along with a slightly muffled voice.
Yeah it’ll improve, I’m just disappointed considering how long ago it was announced that it was in the works. With those flaws aside it does actually work well with what’s there and the streaming quality is really good. I’m probably being a bit too hard on it.
Fable II really let me down. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m not sure if the Twitch app can take the crown away from it. It’s a decent game but my expectations were too high.
Twitch app was released in the US today so I downloaded it on a US account to try with my UK one. The stream quality is fine but this app is awful. You can’t log into your Twitch account, there’s no ability to search for apps or games and it only shows the top 300 users when looking through channels. The only options you have is to view channels by the most viewed games, most viewed channels and featured. I didn’t think an app would top Fable II being this gens most disappointing release for me.
Oh well, Monaco shall be played soon-ish and then it’ll be back to watching Netflix tonight. So much content on the US version of Netflix that I don’t know where to start.
That they are. The first one at least was just completing the game and opening all safes. I’d like if more games were that straight forward with them. Not that I mind a challenge, I’m just not a fan of how some games have so many collectibles that you could die of old age before finding all of them.
I’m just happy to not have to deal with that level of support these days They’d never escalate me to a higher support level, wouldn’t send someone out and just got round and round in frustrating circles.
I finished the first Sly game today and got my first Platinum Trophy. I don’t care about Trophies but first plat! Anyhow, found a dns server yesterday and using that on my PS3 to get access to US Netflix and…so much content. :o Started watching How I Met Your Mother again since it’s all on there and good quality. So many other thing for me to watch as well, not sure where to start.
I like Origin. I’ve got a lot of games on Steam but I’m not at all fond of the Steam client these days as it’s a bit of a resource hog and I want a client that’s cleaner and simpler to look at. It’s better for consumers to have more options as well. You may encounter the odd exclusive game but you get that on any platform. Steam has many games that are available on there and nowhere else. You can create a Steam shortcut to the game you want to play in Origin if need be. I did that for a while when all I had on Origin was BF3.
Yeah here’s hoping. Just a pain that how long I wait depends on how long I have to wait for delivery.
Have I just managed to completely miss these changes or are have these just been implemented on the site? The Facebook/Twitter/Google+ share buttons look nice now and I remember them looking differently and being placed elsewhere. Not sure why that’s just sticking out for me today but it is.
Also, scrolling down the homepage and what I thought was the thumbnail for speed run half way down the page started auto playing the episode. :o
I’m guessing I’ve managed to somehow miss these before but they’re new to me at least.
Mine doesn’t shows those stats unfortunately. Thanks for the tips anyhow.
Both, it’s the router itself that’s disconnecting.
I might give that a go then. The socket is in my sisters room which is a pain so I’ll probably have to wait till she’s out of the house. I ordered a new cable there so I can give that a go. Bit annoying that they’re suggesting replacing the filter again but at least the person on the other end checked things and said that something was clearly wrong with the number of disconnects being logged. He sounded a bit surprised when he saw just how many there were and he’s the first person to check in the 2+ years I’ve had this problem.
I tried telling them what I’d tried with standard terms before. One time the person on the other end just hung up on me and the other times I just got silence followed by “We don’t see any issues on our end, have you tried doing <something I’ve just told them I’ve already done>”.
I don’t have a cable for that myself but I could always order one. I have replaced the filter before so I’d have thought that’d have eliminated the filter being the issue but I could be getting unlucky with them. The main issue for me is the adsl cable goes through a small hole in the wall into the room with the phone socket so putting another one through would be a challenge.
And yeah, I’ve been stuck in that stage for a long time. At the very least I have a way to skip the level of support you get by phoning them normally and I finally got through to the tier that actually tries to figure out what’s wrong with it.
I finally got through to the right people at Virgin (ISP) yesterday or the day before, something I haven’t managed in the 2 years or so that I’ve had these internet issues. They’re wanting to eliminate possible causes one step at a time and unfortunately it means I’ll be have to replace the filter again despite having done so already. The person on the phone said they’d get BT onto the problem if that doesn’t work so at least this time I shouldn’t be going in circles.
Until the filter is delivered though I’ll be getting annoyed as my connection continues to drop every 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
Onto more positive things though. Tried Fuse demo yesterday and really enjoyed it. I played it 7 or 8 times. Twice as one character to get used to the game and play around, once for each of the other 3 characters then twice in co-op. Tried the Monaco trial today as well and I liked it. More of a co-op game and at the moment it’s a bit hard to get enough people together to play games since everyone splintered off to different platforms but the game seemed really cool.
I loved it. I played the demo a few times to get used to things and mess around. The cover system impressed me and once you get used to the shooting for each weapon enemie go down faster.
I played as all 4 characters. Naya let me move around freely to melee enemies or go revive a team mate. Her Fuse weapon is really interesting as you can focus on one enemy for massive damage or spread it between multiple enemies and get chain bonuses.
Izzy was great for keeping the team in the fight. Her healing orb can revive players as well so you can help people out of your reach or revive yourself if you crawl into the aura. Some said they ran into ammo issues with her Fuse weapon. It’s more effective to hit enemies just enough to freeze them then switch out to another weapon for the kill. You’ll not really run into ammo problems if you do that.
I found Jacob to be a pretty good long range character with his fuse weapon. Pretty good at taking out close groups of enemies as well. Dalton feels like the weakest of the group but is useful for pushing up and securing a small area. It saved me in a few situations where I was caught out in the open,
I only have a few negatives so far. You can’t respec characters, only option is to delete your save and character levels seem to be shared. On one hand, it’s good for playing alone as you’ll be switching it up as you play. On the other, it doesn’t leave much room for replay value. The last one is it only lets you be stealthy for 4 enemies, would be nice to have more freedom in that regard.
It doesn’t seem like it’s for everyone going by the comments on here but it’s made it onto my list of games to get.