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Changing the age of driving from 17 to 18 because we don’t know WTF we’re doing.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 11, 2013 by Kat

Here in the UK, it has been proposed that the legal age of driving is changed from 17 to 18 to reduce the number of accidents and deaths caused by inexperienced drivers.

WHAT?!?!?! How does that make sense?  By moving the age from 17 to 18 is only moving the inexperience to a different age!

If a person learns to drive at 40, they will be just as inexperienced as a 17 year old that has just started to learn to drive. Neither have ANY experience. Age has nothing to do with it. Sure, they’ll have more life experience, but life experience doesn’t give you better road experience or better reactions. In fact, it would have the opposite effect. Surely the younger you can get someone learning, the more time they have to gain experience?!?!

Surely common sense will prevail.

GTA Online stimulus (and I’m still worse off for it)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 11, 2013 by Kat

Yes, this is a child-like moan about not being restored fictional money.

First off, as Rockstar have explained, their $500,000 to everyone is a ‘stimulus’. So this means Rockstar are doing nothing about my in-game loss, or anyone’s loss for that matter. Instead, they’re giving everyone some cash regardless of their circumstances. This means you’ll be 500k better off, but so will EVERYONE who has played or will play the game this month (at time of writing). Exploited the game and already have $5,000,000 in the bank? Have another $500,000! Lost $1,000,000 hard-earned in-game dollars? Have $500,000! You’ve only lost $500,000 overall!

Those that think that they are actually getting this as compensation, I assure them they are not. They will be no better off than those unaffected by Rockstar’s complete fuck-up of an online launch. In fact, they will be just as worse off as they were before. Let’s look at the maths:

Me – lost 87k. Given 500k. Balance = 413k

Anyone who has lost NOTHING – lost 0k. Given 500k. Balance = 500k

Effectively, my stimulus is 413k. Theres is 500k. And I’m the one that has had the loss!

So… I’m not compensated? I’m clearly 87k down against anyone else in the game, so my loss still remains.

So… Someone like me who has experienced losses will still be $87,000 worse off than someone that starts playing in two weeks time.

Not only am I not compensated, but I’m STILL worse off than anyone that hasn’t had any problems.

With regard to Rockstar’s mention of economy, I would have to ask… what economy? This is not an MMORPG. I cannot buy from others, and I cannot sell to others. In addition, some people have exploited the game and gained $2,000,000 in an hour or so of gaming. In that time I made a significant loss due to my -$87,000. They speak of economy and giving 250k in two stages not to wreck it, but whatever economy it apparently has is surely already shot to shit within a week of launch?

I accept they can’t rectify individual issues, so I guess my gripe is with the abysmal launch of the online mode. Before anyone starts moaning that there will be issues at launch and blah blah blah, let me explain that I am not criticising the server-related issues. However, it appears there has been little thought as to how the game should behave when a loss of server connection occurs.

I am assuming it was the connection issues that have caused the many losses people have experienced. Allowing players to continue progress without being able to save immediately sounds alarming! Was this not considered? The many exploits in the game are glaringly obvious. If they really wanted to protect this non-existent economy, why not identify these during testing? This all smacks of a rushed launch without adequate testing time.

Rockstar have botched this online launch, where people are at end-game content after just hours of playing. So much for the long-term. Yes, more content will be coming, but by then I’ll have moved on. This is partly because I don’t believe the game can now become what it could have, and I feel that their handling of issues is somewhat illusionary.

The Assassination of Yogi Bear

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2010 by GW Paperstacks

Hey Lil Wayne fans!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 21, 2010 by GW Paperstacks

Hey Lil Wayne fans, you’ve probably been linked here whilst looking for Lil Wayne’s blog about LeBron James. Months ago we wrote a review about the Weezy documentary movie and apparently that’s enough for us to be high on the google search engine.

We apologise for wasting your time, we know very little about basketball and even less about movies. Why not stick around anyway, one day we’ll be famous and you can be all “I totally disagreed with that dudes opinion when he was a nobody, what a cunt”.

P.S. FREE WEEZY

End of Decade Blammo!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 by The Count

Well in case you hadn’t noticed it’s been almost ten years since you got drunk to welcome in the Millennium, took implanted memories of Juliet Lewis having sex with you and fought off Gabriel Byrne (you think you’re bad? You’re a fucking choir boy compared to me!).

This of course means that it’s time to say good bye to the old and say hello to the new (I’m assuming time travel, life realistic virtual reality and space travel will be with us within a few months now so don’t expect Blammo to continue for too much longer…) and so to celebrate the first decade of the 2000s, which i refuse point blank to refer to as The Noughties, we here at BLAMMO are going to give you our Worst 3 Movies of the Decade this week, whilst offering our Best 5 Movies of the Decade in the following week before Christmas.  These will be from the individual writers so, as well as givinga g ood indication of their particular taste in film, will probably have much bantering within the comments sections.

Let us of course know what you think and, as I expect you’ll certainly agree with my points at least, send gifts to the usual address…

Anyone seen AVATAR?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2009 by The Count

Reviews are starting to come in from the trades.  If anybody has seen it and would like to write their thoughts up for BLAMMO then get in touch and we’ll give you an outlet for blue love/ hate.

Until then here’s Empire‘s thoughts:

It’s been twelve years since Titanic, but the King of the World has returned with a flawed but fantastic tour de force that, taken on its merits as a film, especially in two dimensions, warrants four stars. However, if you can wrap a pair of 3D glasses round your peepers, this becomes a transcendent, full-on five-star experience that’s the closest we’ll ever come to setting foot on a strange new world. Just don’t leave it so long next time, eh, Jim?

Clash Of The Titans Looks Like Shit!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 13, 2009 by The DvS

Oh dear. What happened here?

I’m not alone in feeling quite “MEH” with this, am I? This is Clash Of The F’n Titans! Yet, this looks like 300 on hallucinogenics. Why am I not convinced this will be good?