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  1. I hope so, and I'm pretty sure the whole import and shipping malarkey right now isn't helping. Probably can't lay it all entirely at Sony's door.
  2. The highest Currys queue length I've heard of is 170,000. Theres no way everyone is getting a console before summer.
  3. We're treating it as a game for the whole family, you've got to find some fun. My wife got to the front at Currys but only got a blank site, and then when she rejoined had 75k in front. I never got closer than 53k.
  4. Istm that if you're not on the right site within the first ten seconds you will struggle. I'm on a discord channel which has been pretty accurate and seems fairly well run. I got a PS5 bundle for 490ish to the checkout at game the other day and my CC was fraud checked at payment. I spent 45 minutes waiting on the phone, but the stock was gone so I gave up. Didn't get to the front of the Currys queue before they ran out. I only started looking because the my son has been hogging the PS4 and the controller has started playing up. I begrudge £50 for a controller I'm probab
  5. The lotus 79 segment was pretty good, I haven't seen any top gear since it exploded - has it been this interesting all season?
  6. Me and the missus just went to our first gp, and it was this one - amazing! What a great weekend
  7. The UK blu ray is intact. I was a bit surprised actually, I watched it with my 13 year old son as I figured it was just a bit of cartoon violence. It was quite a bit more violent than I expected and the anal sex joke made me a bit uncomfortable. He laughed though, so at least I know he's not completely naive!
  8. Yeah, us too. I haven't got either yet, and I vowed after my live account was hacked never to give MS another penny which wasn't from buying credit elsewhere, but right now I simply feel safer with an Xbox that if something does happen, MS will at least try to sort it out. My kids' friends have mostly got PS4 this time round though, so there is some residual pressure there.
  9. Thanks for the heads-up guys, 2 factor enabled. No password change emails yet but you can't be too careful, I had mine stolen in the fifa hack as well.
  10. Those are great videos, and the guy's presentation is really good as well. Definitely worth a watch, I saw them all last week as he released them. Just about the right length to have one with a cuppa and a biscuit!
  11. My son wanted a PC for Xmas, and he loves messing about, so I've bought him all the bits to build one. Looking forward to sitting with him on the afternoon building a PC and installing windows. My only slight worry is that I got him one on the unlocked pentiums so he can play with over clocking and now all these games start not launching with only 2 cores. Can't wait to see his face as he starts unwrapping bits
  12. I seem to remember the Escom PCs were gimped in some way or other which wasn't apparent until you started doing upgrades, can't remember the details though. I had a DB50XG as well, it was fab. I even bought a midi keyboard so I could get some use out of it. I probably still have it at my dad's place - he was using that PC until about 5 years ago.
  13. Encarta was amazing, in the days before always-on internet.
  14. I bought my first PC when I was at uni and running the dos-based circuit emulation tools on my Amiga emulator was taking hours to run a simulation. It was a P75 bought on the high street, Escom I think? with Windows 95. Dos tools ran really fast, I also experimented with Slackware linux. I was really into 3d at the time, towards the end of my course I worked on some Onyx systems with proper OpenGL, so as soon as the Net Yaroze came out I had a choice to make between a voodoo card and the Net Yaroze for home experiments. The Voodoo and a CPU upgrade was my choice, and I was quite surprised to f
  15. You can always get a game in Attrition on PC. Other modes maybe not instant. Most are OK though and at least you can look at the player numbers before you go sit in a lobby waiting now.
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