Saturday, 21 December 2013

I am a Virgin no more

Bit of a rant. Have been with Virgin for 15 years (from back when they were NTL) for my broadband. I have currently got the 120mb package and earlier today I, without even thinking of it, downloaded a 22gb file. Only took about half an hour. I pretty much stopped looking at download sizes a few years ago. This was a Saturday afternoon. Not long after we note that our internet has slowed to a crawl.

So we phoned Virgin and they advised that as we had downloaded more than 17500 mb in an hour they have capped our internet by 75%. This is completely different details to what is on Virgins fair usage page. After a very long call to Virgin they advised that my internet can't fixed until the lock comes off in 90 minutes and that the fair usage applies evenings and the majority of the weekend 11 to 11pm Saturday and Sunday. I am a heavy user, hell even the Virgin guy confirmed that I downloaded 800 odd gigs in the last month. The only advice they have is to leave downloads on overnight. 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wii U is for you

Not too long ago I was called a gaming hipster. I took some offence to this. Sure I like the odd indie game but I play plenty of mainstream games. So with the launch of the next gen consoles, I couldn't help but pick up a new box to sit under my TV. So obviously I bought a Wii U, fuck, I am a gaming hipster. Oh well i can console (pun definitely intended) myself with the fact that, unlike the next gen consoles, there are are good exclusive games on the Wii U.
This is the impressions bit then I guess. The Wii U impresses. The gamepad is genuinely a thing of beauty, it is not too heavy, the screen is sharp and from what I have played the screen is wonderfully integrated into most games. I have to confess that so far a lot of the time the Wii U has been streaming LoL games on twitch. That in itself is a recommendation, in that it's internet browser seems significantly better than either Sony or Microsoft efforts (heh including IE on the pc).