Radio 1 "Gaming Week"

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  1. Electric_Shaman

    Electric_Shaman Well-Known Member

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    Any UK residents heard about this "Gaming Week" that BBC Radio One are doing?

    I heard about it today, and they had this guy on talking about his top 10 games of all time, with him recounting the 10 - 6 spots today. I was mildy interested, until he started talking about the games. At the top 10 spot, Half Life. According to him, Half Life is an online roleplaying game, similar to WoW. Players take control of a character in a post-apocalyptic world where a nuclear war has taken place, and when you kill guys you get points. Apparently, people even paid others to play for them when they had to go away from the computer. I'm sure there was more idiocy but I can't remember it now.

    Just... wow. I can't wait to tune in for the next half.

    And I was just starting to think radio was okay again. My mistake.
    Trying to find a recording of it online at the moment to share the facepalm but can't find one as of yet.
     
  2. walsh06

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    This makes me sad..... Although a good laugh all the same :p
     
  3. sammysin

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    What a freakin' douche.
     
  4. Are you sure the word in the title is spelled "week?" It's easy to mistake those homonyms on radio...
     
  5. Electric_Shaman

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    #5 Electric_Shaman, Oct 5, 2010
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    Found it online:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00v10fp/Greg_James_Monday_Start_of_Gaming_Week/
    Skip to around 2 hrs 13 min for the Half Life thing. Pretty much the only other thing I forgot to mention is he says Half Life 2 is a PC exclusive. But it's worth a listen just for how much he sounds like he thinks he know what he's talking about, and how far off he is.
    It's almost like he's confused with Fallout. Almost. But he'd still not quite be right even if he was talking about Fallout.
    Whilst it would make sense for them to be weak, the title is definitely week, as this thing is running till Friday, I think.
     
  6. LBG

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    I like BBC Radio 4 the best. Radio One is ok for some music but it can get annoying after a while.
     
  7. CaptainAwesome

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    Do people really call it the "Snezz" across the pond, or is that just him and his ignorance?
     
  8. Electric_Shaman

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    No that's not him being dumb, as far as I'm concerned it's a "snezz". What do you yanks call it? S.N.E.S?
     
  9. Outkast1

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    #9 Outkast1, Oct 5, 2010
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    Most of my friends and I have always just called it Super Nintendo or Super N.E.S. I kind of like "snezz" though lol.

    But anyways, hearing that guy talk about Half-Life is painful..
     
  10. Electric_Shaman

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    So I guess you guys don't call an N.E.S. a "nezz" either then?
     
  11. CaptainAwesome

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    Huh, maybe it's me and my ignorance. :eek:

    NES has always been "ness" to me and those I know. SNES is either " ess ness" or Super Nintendo when talked about where I live. Maybe it's just the pronunciation of the S that's throwing me off.
     
  12. Electric_Shaman

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    Heh well I know if I was talking about the NES and SNES together in the same sentence I might say "Super ness" instead of "snezz", just because I don't speak that clearly.


    Anyway, does anyone know if what he was saying about Street Fight was accurate? Not really familiar with the franchise much so didn't know.
    Andddd I just realised the guys on the radio sound obscenely British.
     
  13. sammysin

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    It be SNEZZZZ!
     
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