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  • #196748
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    Awesome. Thank you very much for posting this. The Albany is right at the bottom of my road. I’ve yet to go in, this could definitely get me in. I do already have Sky Sports F1 but I’d be interested in trying out a pub visit for a grand prix.

    Thanks.

    #196120
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    The commentary team did a great job. Crofty made a few mistakes, but nothing major. Having listened to him for the last few years I know he is better. I thought the Croft and Brundle partnership worked better than the Brundle and DC team of last year.

    The pre and post show Sky coverage was pretty average. It was dull in places and pointless in others. It felt very stuffy. I’m not sure the Sky Sports football approach works for F1. Anthony Davidson is wasted in his current role.

    People above have mentioned that posters are being baised towards the BBC at anger of F1 moving to Sky, but I see it the other way. I think the BBC screwed us over and Sky just did what any company would do. The BBC’s coverage is well ahead at the moment.

    In time I hope Sky can catch up.

    #196198
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    I’d also like to see more stats. They can’t use past cars, but they could push previous records at each track and the kind of records Vettel likes to try and beat. At least then we’ll have a sense of building on top of the history of the sport rather than participating in a fake world with no past.

    #196197
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    Definitely. Although I’ve never found any horrendous bugs, the odd occasion when the AI drivers manage to cheat is a pain.

    With any luck their codebase should be in a better starting place this year (being the third game in the series). They probably refactored some areas for F1 2011 and with the next game any issues created from that should have been ironed out. I’m sure they’ll re-write some systems again for this year. It’s always the way. :D

    #196195
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    They also need to rename their difficulty settings. People still call the game arcade like and easy (as that’s how it’s set up to start with), when you turn off all the driving aids they change their opinion.

    Rather than ‘Beginner’, “Intermediate’, and ‘Professional’ etc they should have presets of ‘Arcade’ or ‘Semi-Simulation’ and ‘Simulation’, along with ‘Custom’ with the AI levels set to ‘Beginner’, “Intermediate’, and ‘Professional’.

    It would clear up the confusion. You’d know if you select Arcade that you’re going to get an Arcade experience. If you select Simulation then you’ll have to race properly, even if the AI level is the same on both.

    #196194
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    That sounds interesting.

    I love the Codies F1 games. A feature I’d like to see for 2012 would be atmosphere. The games feel so dry. The racing is fun and exciting at times, but strangely lonely, which just knocks them down a little.

    I miss commentary. Although I can see why they don’t add it, they really need to find a way to replicate the way commentary creates atmosphere. It’s something the engineer just can’t replicate.

    They have still failed on the “live the life” stuff. It does not feel like the paddock is alive or that you’re even a part of it. Reading the press clippings feels hollow as well.

    I’d love to see a BBC style “the chain” intro before a weekend kicks off. The panning shots with gentle music hits the wrong tone for me.

    Driving the cars is fantastic. More of the same there would be fine by me.

    #192192
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    When you spend hours looking at the details of the computer generated images of the upcoming season’s cars, which won’t even look the same come the first race of the season. Argh.

    Come on March, hurry up!

    #190470
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    I loved Formula 1 97 on the PlayStation. It was fantastic. I now work with one of the developers who says it was a nightmare to develop (well, the previous version was, the 97 build was an iteration).

    I loved Grand Prix 2 as well. I honestly think F1 2011 is the best yet though. It lacks a little in atmosphere but when you’re hitting every apex and in the zone it’s incredibly satisfying.

    #188757
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    I love video games. I’m fanatical about F1 and games. I work as a programmer in the games industry and spend my lunch break on F1 fanatic.

    Good times.

    #187209
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    I can’t help but feel that it’s worth holding out if you’re planning on getting Sky for F1.

    1) I’d put money on them doing a deal closer to the start of the season to tempt those debating it.

    2) It’s probably best to see what Virgin Media can do. Competition (ha, yeah right) could make for a better deal for us consumers.

    3) If you have an Xbox 360 hooked up to a TV (or a PC connected to your TV) you can get Sky with the Sky Player app, and you can just buy the required package per month and therefore only when the season is on.

    #184341
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    Those laps by Tiff at the “new” Silverstone layout were fantastic to watch. They were such great changes to the circuit.

    #167632
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    The TV advert is out. It’s very good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esr_VigYFjQ

    #177411
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    I donít suppose the moderators will publish this but… my uncle always said this to me about life in general when I was growing up. “Don’t be a dick”

    He was damn right.

    Dick. ;-)

    #176494
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    I still stand by that quote. For me F1 is 85% about the car/team and 15% down to the driver. The driver can of course make the difference, but ultimately it’s the car.

    #176491
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    I’m with beneboy on this. It’s mainly about the car and therefore the team. The drivers are made to stand in front of the world because it adds a human touch to the sport and makes it easier to sell to the press and general public (eg you can’t interview a car, or associate with a car, or have fall outs and drama with a car).

    “a good driver in a bad car hasn’t got a very good chance of winning but a bad driver in a good car has quite a good chance of winning”

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