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  1. Three things

    1.The RAF is a millitary fighting force - what are people expecting? They're not forcing you to join anyway.


    2.I hear the RAF offers some good benifits now - full training, decent pay, minimum 5-yr contract


    3. I don't agree with complete disamament, but I'm totally opposed to UK nuclear weapons arsenal - we just don't need it in this day and age, and it costs a truckload money.

  2. Arrrgh! I've been trying to get my hands on this game for a while, but it seems to be becoming quite rare. I've been in love with it ever since i borrowed off my friend for a while. Now I have a half-finished Skies of Arcadia save on my memory card, and it's driving me nuts! I ordered off amazon, but they didn't have it in the end. I've bought a copy of an Amazon marketplace seller, but it hasn't arrived after almost a week! I sure hope he rememebred to post it/hasn't screwed me over/it hasn't been nicked by some thieving postie!

  3. Err, yeah Ok. Going ALLLLLLLLLLLL the way back to the original topic, I seriously can't believe that people consider the choice of Gamecube games to be a dissapointment compared to the N64. Sure it had Mario64 and OOT as well as the RARE games, but not a huge number of great games. Also, game releases of anykind were few and far between and typically quite expensive. Once people put on those rose-tinted spectacles, you'd think the N64 was made of solid gold and had rainbows bursting out of every cart. But it didn't. It's games took ages to make, had very little third-party support and lost Nintendo it's dominance over the market The Gamecube though has had more then it's fair share of great titles - everything from Mario Sunshine, Zelda and F-zero to Resident Evil 4 and Harvest Moon, along with enough third-party support to keep it ticking over. I don't care what anyone says, N64 was good, but Gamecube was a definite improvement.


    PS. This is a video games discusssion forum. Stop trying to "own" each other. To officially own someone you have to be in hand-to-hand combat, or at least playing Counter Strike/Chess against each other. So hush yourselves.

  4. They're the RAF reps, wadda you expect them to say? "Well, you COULD join up if you really wanna', but it's a bit naff, the food's rubbish and you can get some crappy postings. If i were you I'd go for that computing degree in your local tech college instead." Besides it's not just pilots they're after - cooks, engineers, security personelle, technicans, maitanence staff, computer nerds etc. We do need an airforce you know.

  5. As for the original post - I'm really not convinced. If the Revo really could outdo xbox and Sony at a fraction of the cost, that would be like a dream come true. And there is the problem - it's probably still just a DREAM! Although I believe Iwata when he says that Revo graphics will at least be comprable to rival-consoles graphics (which I actually doubt will be as good as "seen" at E3 - see below)



  6. I think it's great - it just works so great, given current circumsances. I'm not saying it's AMAZING or anything, it's just difficult not to sit there and listen to it without grinning. You just wouldn't expect the final speech from the matrix to make such a fitting introduction to the Revolution. Somebody should probably make a flash based on this or something.

  7. If nintendo can keep devlopment cheap like they said they would, hopefully we won't need ports! Still, for ports and stuff they're releasing the "traditional" controller shell, so porting third-party games to Revo shouldn't be too much of a problem anyway.

  8. if Nintendo came third, it was a very, VERY close third, and all parties stand to make a huge amount of cash. I don't think this console generation is going to pass by with anyone claiming that they beat the competition convicingly. I think we'll just have to wait and see what happens - this new controller alone appears turning the whole industry on it's head.

  9. I hope Nintendo DON'T include this with the console - and they won't. This is for playing old games, old traditional games. Which is great, it really is. But new games shouldn't use this at all. There isn't anything that can't be done with the stick and analogue add on combo. And it is so amazing I don't see why anyone would want to go back.

    Actually this isn't a bad idea. Games that use this old control method aren't going to be a exciting as the new one, but there will be games and possibly even genres where you can't really use the Nunchuckus. This should help avoid scaring off third-party support. Besides, remember Nintendo are going to let you download retro games - I doubt they'll be optimised for the new controller.

  10. The people on gamespot are the hardcore gamers. Normal gamers don't access the net to talk about games, they're the people whose opinion is going to shape the next gen, so online polls on videogame forums don't mean anything(imo).

    Surely hardcore gamers would be the sort of people most likely to be put off by this kind of thing? The whole point is to attract people who don't normally play games afater all.

  11. The first thing I watched was Iwatas speech. When they finally revealed it I was like "WTF???" I was slightly confused - after all the rumours, I was ready for almost anything but not a DVD remote that doubled as a pair of nunchucks (i mean seriously, who saw THAT coming). But as the video played and I got an idea about what you could use it for, I got really excited. My favourite idea is using it as a sword. Imagine an online (possibly first-person) sword fighting game (say, a Soul Calibre Revolution), where you have to parry and attack your opponent. Uber cool, simple to pick up, no fiddly button combos to master, but ultimately the most skillful player will be the one who wins. I've been buzzing about stuff like this ever since! That controller is GENIUS! :bow: :bow: :bow:

  12. Yeah, I agree. but by how much remains to be seen. I don't think though, that this is going to tempt any Xbox or Sony fanboys from buying an Xbox or PS3. I think two things will happen -


    a) People who wouldn't normally play games, start with Revolution (a la' DS)


    b) For some others, it will become their "second console", snuggled stylishly next to some polygon producing monster in their living room.


    I think what market share Nintendo has in 5 years time will indicate exactly how much the industry has actually expanded. If they come out with a smaller share, the industry is probably, actually, f&$%ed. And boring. I'm sick of shooting and racing based tech-demos! And FF7 spinoffs! Arrrrgh! Shouldn't a company like Square Enix be trying to do something new? Bah!

  13. Now that we all know about the Revo controller, the gameplay possiblities are threatening to make my head explode. In the video I noticed on weielding it like a sword. That would be AWESOME. Imagine a game - a first person adventure game say, like Morrowind - and you had to go around a big Zelda like universe laying the smackdown on your foes with your own actual parry skills. Hey, maybe thats what Iwata meant when he said that "TP will be the last Zelda game as we know it".


    Anyway, what sort of game do you think the new controller could be used for? Post them here!

    Now looking forward to - Wario Ware Revolution :D

  14. Nintendo have probably got this surrounded in enough copyright protetcion to build a life-size paper mache' version of the Tiatanic, but I reckon Sony and Microsoft will find ways to copy some of it. As odd as it is, the Revolution controller has some undisputably brilliant ideas going for it. The pointing system is obviously great, and the port for additional pieces of controller hardware is quite exciting. Game developers could theoretically build their own control systems. I refuse to believe Nintendo's rivals aren't at least going to want to get a sniff of the action. Looks pretty damn sexy too, much better then Sony's early iteration of the PS3 controller. Blurgh. :woops: