BRB UK 20: Warp Factor 9

As is their want, Dan, Jon and Tim return to the digital airwaves for yet another thrillingly British discourse on the week’s video gaming news – in addition to a slight smattering of churlish humour.

This week, we ramble about:

  • The PlayStation Vita’s sales performance
  • Dead or Alive 5’s pre-order bonuses
  • Nintendo’s 3DS XL
  • Mario Tennis Open (3DS)
  • Eager Beaver (iOS)
  • Mass Effect 3’s extended cut
  • Lego Batman 2 (360)
  • The Great British Debate: Can companies go too far when it comes to protecting their games?

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Comments

  1. The next show has to be done entirely using the speedier audio. Edit THAT in harder Dave!

  2. that’ll only encourage Tim to ramble more

  3. ^ Are you sure, Dave? I don’t think anything could make me ramble more! tongue

  4. iv just listened to the show are we all in agreement that Tims new girlfriend has driven him to drink already yeah? speech was blurred and English was trampled over winky show was great none the less so well done thumb

     

    now onto lego batman 2 i have just finished it and it was BRILLIANT some of the characters were really fun to play with, flash has to be my favorite i think .

     

    Companies overly protecting their games is too much because at the end of the day pirates ect will ALWAYS win ALWAYS! so making the normal gamers jump through hoops just to slow the pirates down a fraction is detrimental to the average gamer and takes away from the glorious experience of purchasing a new game angry 

     

     

    ooooo just noticed my post count … naughty toothysmile

  5. steroidtulip

    There is over protection . As a someone who bought an xbox slim after my old one got the RRD . It was a bit of a fuss to say the least to put my games on !!! People do buy more than one games machine , have more than one PC etc . sad

  6. iv just listened to the show are we all in agreement that Tims new girlfriend has driven him to drink already yeah? speech was blurred and English was trampled over

     

    We may have recorded late. I *may* have been drinking. My girlfriend *may* have driven me to drink…but then she did get me to stop injecting Crystal Meth directly into my eyeballs, so…. thumb

     

    There is over protection . As a someone who bought an xbox slim after my old one got the RRD . It was a bit of a fuss to say the least to put my games on !!! People do buy more than one games machine , have more than one PC etc .

     

    Having had to mess around porting all my saves across from my RRoD-ed Xbox recently I can say this was annoying, mostly as the only stuff that didn’t move easily was my Mass Effect saves (i.e. the saves I care about the most of all sad)

  7. Tim said

    Having had to mess around porting all my saves across from my RRoD-ed Xbox recently I can say this was annoying, mostly as the only stuff that didn’t move easily was my Mass Effect saves (i.e. the saves I care about the most of all sad)

    [PS3] + [PS+] + [Cloud Saving] = [Happy Gamer despite Console Crash]

    A simple equation for console bliss.

    Now if they just bring Cloud saving to PS Vita already.

  8. Diarmuid said

    Now if they just bring Cloud saving to PS Vita already.

    Also, games. [/troll]

  9. Dan said

    Also, games. [/troll]

    Serious Answer:

    I have Uncharted, Wipeout 2048, Rayman Origins, Virtua Tennis 4, Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Everybody’s Golf and FIFA on a card. I also have Mortal Kombat, MGS HD Collection, Lego Batman 2, Motorstorm RC, Super Stardust Delta, Mutant Blobs Attack and Hustle Kings downloaded. With 10 PSP games downloaded [including GOW and MGS Peace Walker] and a handful of Minis…

    and we still have LBP and Sound Shapes to come in the next few months. TBH I’m happy with the game list so far.

    Troll Answer:

    YOUR FACE!

  10. Princess Sparkles

    Also really looking forward to LBP on the vita 🙂

  11. Diarmuid said 
    Serious Answer:

    I have Uncharted, Wipeout 2048, Rayman Origins, Virtua Tennis 4, Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Everybody’s Golf and FIFA on a card. I also have Mortal Kombat, MGS HD Collection, Lego Batman 2, Motorstorm RC, Super Stardust Delta, Mutant Blobs Attack and Hustle Kings downloaded. With 10 PSP games downloaded [including GOW and MGS Peace Walker] and a handful of Minis…

    and we still have LBP and Sound Shapes to come in the next few months. TBH I’m happy with the game list so far.

    Serious reply:

    I know, I know. happy I own a Vita as well and totally agree that it came out of the proverbial gate very strong, but that the rate of subsequent, good quality game releases has slowed down to a crawl. Many of the games that are already available – and most certainly future titles such as LBP – are great fun. But – and perhaps this is because I think a lot of people got their fingers burnt with the PSP – Sony now really needs to improve their software base for the PSV, otherwise it runs the risk of, like the PSP before it, being a non-core product for the company, albeit one with considerable potential.

    Diarmuid said 
    Troll Answer:

    YOUR FACE!

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  12. Dan said

    Diarmuid said

    Now if they just bring Cloud saving to PS Vita already.

    Also, games. [/troll]

     

    and the award for greatest BRB post of 2012 goes to Dan that was Epic so short but brilliant

    and good job kicking the Meth Tim it does do wonders for your figure but its prob best in the long run being off it thumb

     

  13. Well thank you very much to messrs Dan, Tim and Jon for making my fellow commuters think I’m some kind of crazy loon as I attempted to stop guffawing at references to Kojak and Picard.  Certainly got some strange looks.

  14. zombiesauerkraut

    thixty said
    Companies overly protecting their games is too much because at the end of the day pirates ect will ALWAYS win ALWAYS! so making the normal gamers jump through hoops just to slow the pirates down a fraction is detrimental to the average gamer and takes away from the glorious experience of purchasing a new game angry

    It’s true that pirates are here to stay and will continue to find ways around any preventative measures taken by publishers. But if the companies stopped taking these measures, it is likely that losses to piracy would render game development not worth the investment. I’m not knowledgeable enough in this area to say to what degree these companies can afford not to irk us with certain forms of product protection, yet I can imagine that it is a matter of balancing two necessary evils against each other: the effects of piracy vs. customer dissatisfaction. It is always safer for companies to lean towards the latter of these two, as they know that we gamers will keep giving them our business, albeit accompanied by gripes and moans. Rather than hate at these companies for being ‘evil’, I take solace in the fact that this is the world we live in and some things just can’t be helped.

    BTW Great show guys! Enjoyed the speed shout-out segment at the end 🙂 Cheers! 

  15. steroidtulip

    If they wanted to stop pirates the way forward might be not charging so much for games . £40 is a lot of dosh to cough up for a game . I don’t blame people who are short of a few bob going to torrent sites . I don’t think what they do is right , I just see why they do it .  

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