What is wrong with Polyphony Digital, is the question that I have been asking since the 1st Gran Turismo game. Their engine, tyre and crash sound effects all sound terrible. The tyre squeal is comical, crashing a car at 150mph sound like you bumped a card board box with your foot. The engine. I have a fetish about car engine / exhaust sounds and I'm all mighty picky about it. It sounds nothing, I mean nothing like the real car. And I think I should know, I have the real car to compare with! This annoying stupid whining (not me in this case) sounds like a vacuum cleaner and all the cars sound the same? Forza, Need For Speed etc. all manage to capture the essence of each car. Even Need For Speed on my iPhone sounds better than this! I love cars and love racing games so I still play GT, but honestly, the handling, the sound and graphic glitches is really annoying. Rant over, for today.
Nothing is impossible if you wait long enough! 13 years 9 months 11 days since Shenmue 2 was launched back in 2001. Today Shenmue 3 has been announced through a new Kickstarter campaign. Almost immediately it hit its target of $2,000,000 and going strong still. Currently $2,792,362 and counting.
I never backed anything before, but I immediately signed up and backed this project! I can't wait! I will have to build a new gaming PC or buy a PS4 in the meantime until the est. release date of Dec 2017.
2+ years wait starting right now....!
More info here (if you can read Japanese) - http://shenmue.link/
PS. If you are curious, I went for the $60.00 USD / ~£38 GBP pledge which will give me a PHYSICAL COPY - PC in an exclusive, backer-only case (PC only). Only problem? I don't even have a gaming PC rig!
It's never too late, right? Finally managed to edit something together from last years holiday trip to Hong Kong. It was smelly, tiring, hot, exciting, amazing, itchy. But it was well worth it! Hope you guys enjoy this small video I put together.
Just wanted to apologise for the lack of activity on this blog lately, as I have been busy with offline activities. Same reason why it took me over a year to edit this holiday video together. I have been working on it bit by bit. We filmed way too much stuff where each family member had more than one camera.
I've been using a none branded generic USB 2.0 4GB flash drive for some time now. Not only is the size not enough for my needs, but it was atrociously slow for whatever reason. I picked up this SanDisk drive at my local Argos shop for around £12 which was on par with online prices so I bought one on the spot rather than wasting time with delivery etc. Find out in my latest video to see if the branded stuff actually makes it a difference and in particular - the USB 3.0 interface as you can buy even cheaper USB 2.0 versions from SanDisk.
As some of you may know, YouTube recently started supporting 60fps videos at 1080p and 4K at 3820 x 2160) aka. UHD, not DCI 4K (Digital Cinema Initiatives) which runs at 4096 x 2160. It may sound complicated but just think of it as when HD first came out. There was HD-ready which was 720p only and there was Full HD, which as we all know, means the full fat 1080p HD. So that's the basic difference between UHD and DCI 4K. Understood? Good. If not, Google is your best friend.
Anyway, YouTube has supported UHD 4K for a while now, but we have recently just discovered the support for 60 fps 4K. It's pretty insane as you need a beefy machine, Internet and 4K monitor to watch it properly. If you have all the requirements, then go and check out the 3 examples I have picked out. Assuming that your computer is fast enough, has enough Internet bandwidth and a 4K screen that supports 60Hz. Then go ahead, enjoy the future tech, today!
Oh. Mein. Gott! Check out this super mega flipping awesome LED, OLED, GPS guided dynamic, laser, animal / human detecting (highlighting), laser projection lights on this concept M4!
I really hope they integrate all this awesomeness in to the F82 M4 LCI model in the very near future.
Simply stunning! Now excuse me, I need to wipe the foam off my mouth.
Looks fun right? I wouldn't mind an electric car like that. Seen 2 on the road so far. They don't look that bad either. Only trouble is, I can't afford it.
Check out this incredible virtual tour by using the Unreal Engine 4. Its simple stunning and beautiful. I can hardly believe how good computer graphics are these days. Can't wait to play a game with this type of graphic in the near future (on a computer of course, no way will consoles be able to handle this).
Let's kick off 2015 with...
• Update on the M3
• New car reveal!
• how to hook up CTEK comfort connect to your battery
• how to change your fuel tank filler cap
Here's my first video for 2015. As always, hopefully I will continue to make more videos for this year to thank my recent 1000+ subscribers. Thank you all for your support. It's been an amazing journey so far with all your comments and support.
This is too painful as a car lover, but please don't do what this guy does in this video. Quick tip, leave the Traction Control on if you have no talent or just go easy on the throttle and don't be a show off just because people are filming you.
Now for your pleasure, I have included some screen caps to see the destruction in detail. Enjoy.