#Dice makers of #Battlefield must love balls

You love me! Hire me. Ill do a better job
"You love me! Hire me. I'll do a better job"

I’ve been playing Bad Company a lot lately (on mah PS3), it’s pretty fun but there are some things that are so damn stupid I want to kick someone. For instance why the h#€”€%! can’t I disable other fuckos microphones? It is so damn annoying to hear some 13 year old bitch or worse hear random background noise/music from some stupid asshole who has his EyeToy plugged in. Who listens to shitty euro techno while playing anyway? God give me strength.

Appearantly people have been complaining about this since 2008 and nothing has been done. This leads me to believe that DICE, the creators of this game, loves sucking balls. Why? Well they are obviously busy sucking big fat balls instead of just releasing a patch.

Edit: I wrote this post in may, but I didn’t post it. Figured they would fix it for 1943 so why bother. But oh no. Still can’t mute players. Man that must be some damn tasty balls you’re busy sucking #DICE?


Microsoft kills Sony

Microsoft eats them up. Seriously Sony. Do you have any idea how much you suck? Fix the following and all is forgiven:

  • Universal voice. As it is we use Ichat or Skype to smoothly get a game started.. on a separate laptop. It’s embarrassing. Seriously what function does your current voice/video support fill? Do you think you can compete with Skype and so on? You think I want to have your power hungry, quite noisy beast running all damn day when I can just use my laptop or Mac Mini which consumes about as much power as a couple of light bulbs.
  • I don’t want to login to some stupid webpage to see if my PSN friends are online. Ever heard of Jabber? Please make it so I can use any damn IM client (basically) to see my PSN friends.
  • Nobody cares about Home. You fooled us somehow to believe in the hype. Home is shit. Admit it. And nobody wants to start a game to enter a game. Weak.
  • Give us access to the RSX in Linux so we actually can use it for something.
  • Add support for all codecs. It’s..beyond moronic to have to transcode on a PC to play something on a machine which could play 6+ 1080P streams simultaneously.
  • Give us access to atleast the entire Sony Library of movies and music. And don’t just launch shit for the US. And make the EU Store as good as the US one. We also want a “demos” section and clear labels. God you suck so much.
  • Make producers of games on your platform understand that Mouse & Keyboard is something a lot of gamers want to use. And no it doesn’t have to be unfair, look at UT3 from Epic. When you start a server it’s a simple “Yes/No” checkbox to allow players with M+K. 
  • Ffs add support for USB headsets, enable output of sound through USB – not only input. Are you retarded?
  • Stop the bullshit about “only possible on Playstation”. A lot of your consumers aren’t fourteen you know, we’re not dumb as bricks.

Split Fish Frag FX Rev 2 Review

So I just got my Frag Fx Rev 2 yesterday and it performs a lot better than I actually expected (then again, I was NOT expecting a true mouse/keyboard emulator). In general looking up/down works somewhat less as well as looking to the sides..but it still works a WHOLE lot better than the PS3 controls for an old PC FPS gamer. Here are the list of games (most of em the demos) I have tried it with so far along with my reactions:

Killzone 2
Sluggish, not the best of the bunch that’s for sure. 4/10 (doubtful if the fx will actually improve things much here). boring game though so i dont care

Pretty decent, much better than KZ2

Mirror’s Edge
Really great actually, I ran through the demo quickly.

Battlefield Bad Company
Awesome much.

QuakeWars Enemy Territory
Felt very nice.

In general it feels like where the games have been made for multi-platform in mind – the control works much better, like if the game were designed around a mouse and keyboard this control will work better. My guess is that’s because on those games they start out with mouse/keyboard and then add support for the PS3 control as where with a native PS3 only title they might never involve the M/K in the same way. Me guesses this will mean that most games will work pretty darn great with the Frag FX. For me it was certainly a halleluljah moment since I have completley given up FPS on the PS3 (can’t stand it).

Rix FM MMS Stream on Sony PSP

Phew. That was a MAJOR pain in the ass. After going through all different kinds of solutions including the homebrews (PSPRadio and another one) and using the custom internet radio..and TVersity… and trying to transcode with VLC I finally….FINALLY got it to work.

My mission was simple, get the mms:// (windows media) stream of Rix FM to work on my Sony PSP (running the latest firmware). I really didn’t think it would take me like 10 hours :) What I am now using is Orb running on a virtualized XP install on my Mac Mini. Man alive..the freaking things you do so that your girl can listen to her favourite radio in the mornings…and for us not to having to shelve out for an internet radio.

Things would be SO much easier if stupid Rix FM would just go Shoutcast instead of RETARD windows media for their stream.

Update: I can soon get rid of running Orb in a virtual environment since an OS X version is around the corner

Differences in Playstation 3 store USA and EU

 Big differences in the US and EU versions of the Playstation 3 store

Are the guys at SCEE lazy or what?

Since I work with GUI and information (which is hard to believe looking at this ugly blog I know) I had been looking forward to the new Playstation 3 store. I was looking forward to a new and improved structure and the preview functionality. Imagine my surprise when I noticed after upgrading that, so far, the European Playstation 3 store is considerably worse than the US store.

Please Sony, get your act together. There is just no reason to do this. It is bad enough I can download a demo on one store but not on another, but when it comes down to the structure of your store there is simply no reason you guys can’t just get a long..or work equally hard..or whatever the reason for this is.

Oh and I’m not even getting into the horrible loading times of those icons.


Playstation 3 store Europe - Categories
Playstation 3 Store Europe. Only a few categories that are indicated by icons. Categories like these are messy, for instance is “Flow” considered to be a strategy type game which is..well let’s just say I don’t see labeling the game with a well known icon from a chess game (the horse).

 Playstation 3 Store - Categories on the US version
The US store however has a more logical approach where you can sort titles by name, genre, etc. Much more useable.


No preview in the EU version of the Playstation 3 Store
This makes me sad. I want the preview! I hate to have to download trailers..


The US version of the Playstation 3 store offers previews
..and I don’t want to sign in to my US account just to avoid doing that!


SCEE David Reeves



Army Of Two

Army of Martin & Lasse Heh. Army of two has quite the amount of bugs (it crashed two times at the end of somalia and it crashes now and then) and it sort of sucks to play with the Sixaxis instead of a mouse and keyboard.  Despite all this it is still the most fun I’ve had with the Playstation 3 so far I think. Well it’s atleast way up there on the fun scale!Now if only EA could get their heads out of their asses and give us stuff like being able to adjust ingame music and sfx…and if only Sony could get their shit together and implement in-game XMB and better VoIP.Â