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Comment: Re:hrm (Score 1) 121

by Grenk (#27266391) Attached to: Review: <em>Resident Evil 5</em>

This is a simply ridiculous comment!

Yes, I play WoW but it's my only MMO and I certainly do not want any more.

Look at the games I have purchased recently:

Unreal Tournament 3, World of Goo, Ghost Recon 2, Command & Conquer 3, SlamIt Pinball, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead, Trackmania.

That's a pretty broad spectrum of game styles.

PC owners want the same games as console owners...we're just getting screwed over more and more by the games companies pandering to ADD console-kiddies and FUD piracy bullshit.

The only thing that will stop me from picking up a copy of Resident Evil 5 is that they seem to have removed every puzzle-solving/scary/survival aspect that made the RE games such classics and are now forcing the same bland co-op, horde, tension-lacking nonsense we've seen done so often before...

What we really want is originality and that's something no gamer is getting right now...

Comment: Real Reason (Score 1) 349

by Grenk (#26939729) Attached to: Norwegian Websites Declare War On IE 6

This has obviously descended into another slagging match with regards to IE's quality and standards-compliance.

The OP is talking about a drive to upgrade from IE6. Let's talk about that.

The reality is that banks and other blue chips upgrade in cycles. It probably is about time that these organisations upgrade, but:

  1. IE7 was around too short a time and was not considered worth it. IE8 is almost here, so these companies WILL skip IE7.
  2. The upgrade will be done as part of an OS upgrade. There was no impetus to switch to Vista and Windows 7 is almost here, so it won't happen until then.
  3. There is no incentive for these companies to switch to another browser, regardless of how much better it may be. They will continue to use IE because that is what they know and what comes with Windows and what they have documentation and support structures in place for.
  4. An upgrade is expensive! It may cost hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars/euros to complete such an upgrade. In these rocky financial times it's pretty far down the list of requirements.

For the record, my browser of choice continues to be Firefox. I also believe that IE7 is much better than IE6 and that IE8 is better again but nowhere near ready for the banks. It will be another 2-3 years before we see IE6 really disappear...

Comment: Problem? (Score 1) 188

by Grenk (#25479327) Attached to: Bandwidth Use In MMOs

I'm in the UK and I just don't have an issue with my 25GB(20GB until a few months ago) cap. I've used it all ONCE in 4 years, when I was replacing my computer and had to reinstall everything. It's not that I'm a cautious bandwidth user either.

I play WoW(1.6GB path last week) and Warhammer(10GB beta download). I never worry about my limit and download games, music and video, whenever I wish. I also manage a dedicated server, with website and all the data transfer that involves.

I wonder, what nefarious activities are all you lot up to that demand so much bandwidth? Maybe I should contact the MPAA...


+ - First look: Firefox 3 alpha 5->

Submitted by abhinav_pc
abhinav_pc (892803) writes "PC World is reporting that Mozilla today made an early testing release of its Firefox 3 browser available for download, and this alpha version (code-named Gran Paradiso) for the first time adds the anticipated Places feature for bookmarks. Firefox 3 alpha 5 also features a new password manager. A new crash reporting system called Breakpad is also now available in some Mac OS X and Windows builds but is not yet supported on Linux."
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