Archive for September, 2006

Saint’s Row mobile fun

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

We’re not known for our mobile games reviews (notice our tally of 0 in our reviews database), but we thought we’d start to expand into this increasingly popular platform by taking up an offer to review the Saint’s Row mobile game. After all, it could tie-in to our (currently non-existant, and not planned) coverage of the Xbox 360 title…

Anyway, upon loading the game, a major issue has arisen: I can’t get past the main menu. My 6680 is listed as a compatible device, yet memory issues seem to be hampering my ability to actually get into the game. This is a phone that can do all manner of multi-tasking smartphone stuff, including playing Lumines Mobile while checking text messages, etc. However, Saint’s Row will just not run on it, no matter how many times I reboot the device.

So, any ideas, or will our plans for dominance of the mobile games review sector have to be put on ice?

O2 PAYG GPRS – you suck!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

So it appears that, after a few hours of trying to get MidpSSH and jmIrc working on my O2 Pay as you Go Nokia 6230, O2 has heavily locked down their PAYG GPRS, blocking all data except that going over an HTTP proxy on port 80. This means no MidpSSH, and no jmIrc without a proxy. Thanks for stopping me from having to pay you more, O2!

UPDATE: As of some time in 2008 or so, O2 PAYG Internet seems to be far less restricted. Thanks O2!

The current forums status

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I thought I’d just post an update as to the status of the forums. We’re postponing our switchover until we switch hosts, because of the dreaded CGI limits error you may have seen.

For the slightly more technical amongst you, the CGI limits error occurs when we have a whole load of hung Perl processes. I’m not sure if this is a bug in the UBB, or an issue with 1&1, since it only seems to happen every so often, but it’s happening too often to reopen the forums.

We should be switching hosts RealSoonNow, as we need to renew the domain hosting package soon, and it makes sense to switch then.

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