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Comment: Re:Where is the fun? (Score 1) 854

by PhongUK (#34035430) Attached to: Are Games Getting Easier?
I agree, I know a few people who have played a few hundred hours in total between those three games. I guess devs don't put content in huh? Oh and did Mario really have content? Not really. You could complete that in no time if you knew the shortcuts. In short, the gameplay of a game is what you make of it alot of the time.

Comment: Re:Pfff... (Score 1) 1213

by PhongUK (#32510956) Attached to: Time To Dump XP?
I suppose i naturally expect, being a programmer, for people to be atleast as practical as me. But without wishing to cast a stereotype, i hear stories from family members about administrators and receptionists that they have to work with. These people shouldn't really be employed to use a computer.

Comment: Re:It's ADSL though (Score 1) 128

by PhongUK (#32205046) Attached to: BT Gets Exclusive Rights To OnLive In the UK
The problem with ADSL is that the service deteriorates rapidly the further away from the exchange you are. So while this might be ok for browsing web pages, i have had profound problems with services such as iPlayer, youtube et al. Also, unless you ring up BT and request it, you basically get lumped with a poor ping (approx 40-100ms based on the service i am getting now) which is hopeless for anything real time.

Comment: It's ADSL though (Score 2, Insightful) 128

by PhongUK (#32204994) Attached to: BT Gets Exclusive Rights To OnLive In the UK
In my experience ADSL broadband has always been out performed by DSL in both speed and quality. Given the technical requirements of OnLive i can't possible see how this is going to work for any real time games. Looks like you're going to have to be practically sat on top of the exchange box for this to work.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!