tapedeck

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  1. It's not really a shock considering Spurs looked poor at the Sunderland game at the weekend. (I was there) Sunderland were just a hard-working side and made spurs look like they had ran out of ideas before the half time whistle. Jol needs to sort the team out. I'm sure the've never really replaced Carrick and when King is injured they look poor during he transition from midfield to defense. Teams quicker on the counter will really hammer Spurs if they don't get their act together. Defensively they have been poor, poor.


  2. Convenience and multiple usage of any item is becoming the future and businesses are already pushing mobiles that can do EVERYTHING EVAR!! and M$ and Sony have both constantly been pushing their consoles as entertainment devices. Surely the "more" a console can do then the more value it has in our home entertainment setup. The wii can view your pics, check the news/weather and Nintendo have pushed on this hard, promoting multi use of the Wii console (a far cry from their old stance of a game platform only). Therefore I was shocked the DVD playback was skipped. Yet the Wii was a big risk. Price point was important to Nintendo during development. That's not relevant anymore: Now how about if the coloured Wii consoles all included DVD playback in the future? More bang for your buck. And a price drop isn't needed neither. Nintendo are clever businessmen. Only time will tell with the Wii. It would (ideally) be better with a channel update though. Yet the recent comment seems to dispel that becoming a plausible reality.

     

    2 Questions:

     

    1) Can a channel update as drastic as to 'alter' the disk drive be done?

    2) What disks does the Wii actually use? (Are they just specially encrypted DVD's?)

     

    But personally, I would welcome the change: Just for ease of use. It's just not worth shelling out for all over again.


  3. Which will be especially sweet considering Konami aren't bringing us PES.

     

    ...Until a later date.

     

     

    This should be good as I will be able to play against my folks due to the family mode. :D

     

    Plus, Sunderland will maybe have a good team lol.


  4. I own both and The Godfather is the better game in regards to controls and missions. Scarface doesn't control as well yet the locales are better, the music is better and the graphics are 'prettier'. Saying that, Godfather controls so well you find yourself ignoring all of its shortcomings. (Pasted

    story elements and repetitive texture/building sets) :D


  5. I just use my keyboard. Yamaha PSR9000. I record one and thenplay it over the top. Some of them are played back and I play the guitar on top. I'll post one of them at a later date. it would be cool to hear some of your stuff Metroid.


  6. Easiest game ever = Yoshi's Story on the N64. Great game if going for 100% has challenge but just collecting copius amounts of fruit to get to the end was an absolute SLAP! in the face to all those who played and loved Yoshi's Island on the SNES.


  7. I'm so jealous about those who haven't played this! It's so good it hurts. If you like sci fi and the thought of immersion and being alone on a planet this is it for you. I adored this game for years and held it on my best game ever radar all through my early teens. (Until the N64 arrived). It's crafted to perfection. I've never really liked the recent Prime series as this game perfected Metroid so much for me that I just wanted more 2D games. Fusion was good though :o

     

    Well worth the download. Infact, it should be a no-(mother) brainer.


  8. It may do a Goldeneye and spread due to word of mouth. But who are Nintendo going for with this game? Hardcore gamers who know and love the Metroid series and PC gamers who doubt the control schemes of consoles? (Different to casual gamers they are happily focusing on right now.)

     

    Seems like Nintendo think this will sell regardless. And with Galaxy, Fit, Brawl etc will get all of their advertising dollars. But what are they going to advertise here over Christmas?

     

    Seeming as we are only getting Galaxy and Metroid this year I think it may be a different story this side of the Atlantic. As opposed to the US where Brawl will probably get top billing. Just like always we will have to see what happens over here.


  9. All posters have now been dispensed. Game and Gamestation were a bit arsey with me. Game said they would only put it in the staff room because advertising in store was a no-go. Gamestation asked me why I was bothering to do such a thing then said they may put it up in store after a POS (Postion of sale) change on Thursday. They said they get money for ads (?) so I'll see if it's up after Thursday. (Doubt it). Another Gamestation put it on the counter though (in a nice frame, oooo). The manager is always decent with me and my fiance in there anyhoo, so it was a nice gesture. Many more posters out and about but ppl don't seem too interested. We will see who turns up. Some little ads placed in various spots. See pic attached:

     

    I've also started a practice night for bowling which happens every Wednesday in the pub. It's been going well (2 weeks in). People are reluctant to try but then when they do they are entranced.

    All go.

     

    No reply from media nor Nintendo themselves who haven't replied to any of my e-mails, letters nor have they called me back (they said they would). I've been hassling them too...Maybe TOO much lol. I thought they would jump at the chance but apparently not..

     

    All go though. I'll update as and when required :D


  10. I wrote this when I lived in Cyprus. In the winter there was no-one around at all. So I was frustrated. In many ways lol. I was also listening to some rolling stones that day and decided to write a song around a simple riff with a simple drum beat behind. Lyrics below and I may pop up the tune to follow. If people like the lyrics!

     

     

     

    Touch me (song by Tapedeck)

     

    Played over a sweet riff around A and F chords. Chorus into G,D,A.

     

    Touch me, in the morning 'coz am horny

    and I got no time oh,

    and I need it, wanna feel it

    Wanna go to the place

    where my minds at rest.

     

    Somewhere in the future,

    is my suitor

    and I got no time oh,

    and I need it,

    Wanna feel it

    Wanna go to the place

    Where my minds at rest

     

    CHORUS:

     

    I get by on what I need

    I get by on what I feel

    And I feel you.

     

    We're here in the summer

    What a bummer

    that the sun don't shine

    I wanna feel it,

    God I need it

    Wanna go to the place where my minds at rest

     

    CHORUS x3:

     

    I get by on what I need

    I get by on what I feel

    And I feel you.


  11. My wiimmote has gone through windows, doors, down stairs and on skin and bone in a violent manner...They still work..My stairs are crooked, door smashed, window buggered and my mate has a lump on his head...But hey..these things can take a fair beating.

    I'm needing these new 'motey straps coz my epileptic buddies seem to get waaaay into their wii sports sessions. Manic Mcenro style. And with my upcoming wii night at the local pub, I'm gonna need these even more as the slippy slidey straps currently available are just pap. Remember:

     

    Some.

    People.

    Are.

    (Born)

    Clumsy.