Sunday, December 4, 2011

Most Expensive Car Crash Ever

8 Ferraris, a couple benzos, a lambo - 14 total! Everyone was OK. Holy shit!



umo said...

The Red Team look in a sorry state there.

Driving is much better in games I find now. Too many bad drivers on the roads.

His Noodly Appendage said...

Now I understand how he felt.

Chronic said...

I think two separate 6 player Road Rage teams were both racing on Tropical Drive, and at some point they ended up racing into each other! Only possible explanation I can come up with. What an epic crash. Truly unbelievable.

umo said...

The blades are back!

Only this time there's more nesting in them and ads at every screen.

Now viewing your friends is as easy as 1, 2, 3... 4, 5, 6, 7...
The smooth scrolling is gone and now they're lined up in groups of 4 like a police line-up. Their body and game pic obscuring whatever premium background art they have behind them.

I notice that the randomising code to determine which of the 5 or 6 options are behing each friend seems messed up too as I get clumps of 2 or 3 identical ones. Actually, it appears they're showing 2 behind each avatar (both smaller then before) on different planes so they are obscuring each other as well.

So once again the premium or any themes for that matter have been screwed up.

Now they've gone back to blades why not get rid of the grey third of the background? Now the text underneath things in the marketplace, 'my games' etc is a borderless white font on the light grey making it almost unreadable.
You may as well have any theme stretch to the bottom it can't be any worse, or customise your own image. Wow, imagine that.

The old blades

The one thing they've improved so far is that the focus when you turn it on is over the disc loaded, so you can one click to load it. Anything else, pop the guide button.

Chronic said...

Yeah Ive been busy and havent seen the new dash yet, I will DL the update in the next day or two. I think the best part of the whole deal is us Yanks will be getting the BBC totally free at some point, hopefully soon.

The BBC is great, but if thats all we get 2 years later after being promised "MAJOR UPDATES" (lol), Id gladly trade it back for playable Burnout 3 and Chaos Theory on Xbox Live!!!


umo said...

I presume that's because it will be a paid for service for America.

For years they've not had BBC iplayer on the 360 in the UK because the BBC can only be free to the UK and Microsoft would have restricted it to Gold members. The PS3 has had it with no such qualms for free.

I don't know what will happen now but supposedly some form of BBC content (they seem, to be avoiding saying the word iplayer) will be arriving to us as well as the (part public funded) commercial terrestrial channels, ITV, C4 and C5.

It is really annoying a whole lot of other European and Global countries where they are getting no new things like this while those the rest are getting more and more. All their xbox live subs being spent improving the service for other countries, who pay less then they do in real terms.

Apparently Microsoft call it 'Metro' design and came up with it for their windows phones and plan to use it in the next Windows. So the 360 will turn into nothing more than a glorified docking station or something eventually.

They've now made it so bad that you really NEED some search function, so people will end up getting used to using Bing a lot I suppose. Very clever. Of course, without Kinect (which they assume everyone should have now) you have to type it in yourself and go the LONG way when navigating anywhere.

At least rage quitting the dashboard is easy...

"XBOX. **** OFF" ;)

Darth said...

Picture viewer still works just FYI...

Chronic said...

LOL suuuuch picture viewing Darth