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Metaboli: Gaming on Demand

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BioSniper 10th August 2007, 10:37 Quote
lol at the relix comment.
It would seem that this service really needs to mature a little to ensure the games are fully playable without breaking and/or asking for CD's, but to be honest I'd rather Steam had this kind of service ability as for some unknown reason I feel that I'd trust Valve more to deliver the goods.
Bursar 10th August 2007, 10:58 Quote
I assume that it's a rental system - if you cancel your subs, then any games you've downloaded are no longer playable?
g3n3tiX 10th August 2007, 11:06 Quote
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or can buy a game, such as Garry’s Mod,
Reminds me of myself, two days ago...:D

Nice article, which also does a good summary of the recent BT events (the relix infestation which still goes strong these days, Tim and his lolcats addiction, steam community and its bit tech group with its empty chat...)
I prefer Steam, knowing that the games I bought, not rented, will be available long after I would have lost the original game cds. It's quite flexible : you can buy them in physical media and then tie them to your Steam account (for non valve but steam activation enabled games, like prey)
woodshop 10th August 2007, 11:09 Quote
yes go relix!
Tim S 10th August 2007, 11:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bursar
I assume that it's a rental system - if you cancel your subs, then any games you've downloaded are no longer playable?

Basically yep, that's what Joe mentioned in the article I believe. ;)
Bursar 10th August 2007, 11:51 Quote
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Basically yep, that's what Joe mentioned in the article I believe. ;)
He said it was like a book club, but with them you get to keep the books and re-read them after you've cancelled.
steveo_mcg 10th August 2007, 11:54 Quote
Whilst the programme may have no caps, i can see services like this struggling more and more with isp imposed caps and speed restrictions or just having a dodgy line. Seems like it should have launched a couple of years ago.
Tim S 10th August 2007, 11:55 Quote
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He said it was like a book club, but with them you get to keep the books and re-read them after you've cancelled.
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For one, once a game has been downloaded, your connection to the Internets must be maintained in order to play the game. It’s predictable enough that Metaboli would put this in place in order to stop gamers signing up for a single month and then downloading all of the games and cancelling the subscription. If that’s the type of ‘service’ you had in mind, Metaboli isn’t for you.
Darkedge 10th August 2007, 14:29 Quote
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access the Internets.

Okay that is the last badly written article I will force myself to read from Joe Martin.
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Booting up Beyond Good and Evil was as fluid a process as it usually is for me at home, where I own the boxed copy, but I soon discovered this was due to problems the game has with Vista.
Does that make sense to anyone?
CardJoe 10th August 2007, 14:39 Quote
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Okay that is the last badly written article I will force myself to read from Joe Martin.

Does that make sense to anyone?

Sorry to hear that. The first quote you give, 'Internets' is a deliberate mistake intended as a stylistic joke. Like seen here. We all refer to The Internets in the office, so it kind of bleeds into my writing sometimes.

And, yeah, explaining the joke doesn't make it anymore funny. Like Twain said, "Humour is a frog. If you dissect it to understand it, then you kill it".

The other one is a typo, annoying I know, but sometimes they slip through. I've now fixed the article:
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Booting up Beyond Good and Evil wasn't as fluid a process as it usually is for me at home, where I own the boxed copy, but I soon discovered this was due to problems the game has with Vista.
Darkedge 10th August 2007, 15:15 Quote
wow yes a joke - I know. A very bad one that I'm sick of seeing it.. glad to see you've fixed your typo.
Might read another but don't hold you breath ;)
relix 10th August 2007, 18:03 Quote
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wow yes a joke - I know. A very bad one that I'm sick of seeing it.. glad to see you've fixed your typo.
Might read another but don't hold you breath ;)

Blast! Our plans to conquer Darkedge's attention have been foiled again!
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The difficulty summary, for example, lists Far Cry only as medium difficulty despite the fact that the final levels of the game are commonly cited as the most infuriating things since relix first appeared on the bit-tech forums.

Ah, how I remember it well. My 15 year old self wasn't as proficient in English apparantly, as is obvious from mah post. I had a thing once with thing.

Even back then I was a conversation-killer.
CardJoe 10th August 2007, 18:57 Quote
relix likes me, relix likes me

We need more dance emoticons, dammnit!
Mosey 10th August 2007, 19:31 Quote
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Ah, how I remember it well. My 15 year old self wasn't as proficient in English apparantly, as is obvious from mah post. I had a thing once with thing.

Even back then I was a conversation-killer.

That made me laugh quite a bit, some sound advice!
relix 10th August 2007, 19:44 Quote
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relix likes me, relix likes me

We need more dance emoticons, dammnit!

http://img.crowdway.com/bit-clap.gif
Hells_Bliss 10th August 2007, 19:50 Quote
oh god, not the emoticons!
fathazza 10th August 2007, 21:32 Quote
haha the relixicon is great!

im vaguely interested in a service like this but id rather have a steam/direct2drive type deal than a rental with a monthly fee
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