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IGN praised the uncensored soundtrack, "beautifully rendered" visuals and the "My Soundtrack" feature on the former version, but criticized "weak fighting moves" and "inconsistent game mechanics". GameSpot, however, became more positive, stating that it "plays well enough, but it really shines thanks to its crazy story and healthy roster."
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It's actually a pretty simple process; aside from your first artist (Ludacris), you're given a choice between who will fill the three other spots. For example, you might hear from Ghostface and E-40 at the same time, and it will be up to you to pick one or the other. Once you sign an artist, you'll have to keep him happy by picking up the tab for lawsuits and the aforementioned vanity projects, as well as release singles and handle the marketing and production costs. I love the idea of being in charge of a stable of artists (and making bank to spend on clothing and bling), but the potential here is not fully realized. I was able to release just six singles over the course of the six-hour Build a Label mode, and it left me thirsting for more.
But that's how I felt about the narrative, too. The actual story isn't particularly great; it involves a rival hip-hop impresario (Troy Dollar, portrayed by actor Anthony Anderson), crooked cops, a suspicious senator, and a whole bunch of brawling. Though the story isn't especially compelling, the amount of untapped potential here is truly heartbreaking. Imagine a full-fledged hip-hop label simulator that plays out like a choose-your-adventure novel. Instead of solving every single situation with a fight (which you have to win to progress), it would be awesome to be able to deal with problems in other ways (with payments or non-physical negotiations) and actually deal with consequences if you can't win a battle. Def Jam: Icon is too straightforward, not to mention too focused on its bunk fighting engine to really deliver on its immense promise.
What Icon definitely delivers on is its replication of current hip-hop culture. While some prominent artists would likely be insulted by Icon's depiction of hip-hop as a violence-centric art form, that's the kind of attitude that seems to permeate the albums that sell by the hundred-thousand. It is perceived as a rough and tumble culture, and EA thankfully did not skimp on the excessive language that typically accompanies such urban tales.
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The Intel video driver architecture is being moved from EXA to UXAduring the Karmic release cycle, which should solve the performanceregressions in Jaunty. Unfortunately, the test machine we used is based onNvidia graphics, so we couldn't test this. According to this Phoronixarticle, the problem wasn't solved in Alpha 3:We also wantedto deliver new OpenGL results from Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 using an Intel 945IGP found in the Dell Mini 9, but that was to no avail. The Intel graphicsperformance was bad in Ubuntu 9.04, but at least World of Padman,OpenArena, Tremulous, and Urban Terror were able to run successfully. WithUbuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 on the Dell Mini 9 and with each of these games beingrun through the Phoronix Test Suite, the system would lock-up at variouspoints.Ext4 is now the default filesystem for new installations. This gives aperformance boost to Karmic, at least my system seemed faster than it didusing 9.04 on ext3 partitions.
Over in Kubuntu land, KDE 4.3 is still being integrated into Alpha 4.This release continues Kubuntu's Netbook effort, with the Plasma Netbookshell addition. Netbook shell is planned for Kubuntu 4.4, but thanks tothe cooperation between Kubuntu and KDE developers, it is planned to beintegrated in Karmic. The Kubuntu Netbook Remix is very nice, stable andfast, with some interesting ideas and concepts. At the same time, thiseffort depends on the Intel video driver subsystem progress. A full list ofnew features in the latest Kubuntu Alpha is available here.
The new YaST QT4 interface was speedy and well organized, and showedimproved package and repository management. The package management systemdistribution upgrade feature (like Debian's dist/full-upgrade) will besupported officially from 11.2 and on.
I grew up in a small rural town in upstate NY in the 80s and 90s, and I was surrounded by Georges, with a healthy smattering of Steves. (Where Steve is a straight up old fashioned full fledged old Deep South style racist.)
It seems awfully inefficient to sing into white male crotches one at a time. Clearly, they need to record their 45-minute reprogramming song and sell it, with instructions and possibly some sort of custom speaker stand you can use to make sure the sound hits your pubic bone at the right angle.
Same for me! Just tried to download the 2.0 software - it went through the 20 minutes or so process, and right at the end came up with the error - 9838 message, leaving the iphone only able to make emergency calls. The graphic on the screen is requesting that I connect with itunes, but every time I do, the same error message comes up, saying - There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later. Fantastic!! I am now unable to access any of my iphone details on iTunes! Has anyone on the planet been able to successfully download 2.0 I wonder?
Well, same error here. "Unofficial" upgrade to wife's iPhone last night worked great. I've tried forcing my phone into Recovery mode (Power off phone, Launch iTunes, Hold Home button & plug in iPhone) and now it's re-applying the firmware. Hopefully this will work!
I left it for about 20 minutes... same thing... I read all the posts here and tried again. My iphone was connected to itunes... I was clicking on the itunes store and back again on the iphone icon and same error message came up over and over. I then clicked on ringtones (instead of itunes store) and back on iphone and it FINALLY finished the update... I guess i got lucky.
i think if you have the "accessing iTunes Store" screen you should not disconnect. i think that is the goal. if it is spinning on that screen at least something is happening. i think if you are getting the 9838 error and hitting OK you have to eject then reconnect until you hopefully get the "accessing iTunes store" which from reading this board i have the impression can last for 40 minutes but then may work.
Well I'm going out to get something to eat. No sense in taking my paperweight with me. Hopefully the bandwidth ferries will wake up around turn my paperweight back into a phone by the time I get back home:)
A ray of hope out there... I've [finally] upgraded successfully by just rebooting the iphone on the dock and clicking between iphone and iTunes store. I think it was just patience, faith in karma and luck in getting through a window to the store to finish the upgrade. I still get the error (-9838) due to traffic I assume but I'm current and I have a working phone. Thank to everyone for the company and posts while I sweated this out. To all of you still waiting... hang in there.
Hang in there people. I'm in the UK, and have an original iPhone which had version 1.1.4 of the software on it. I decided to update it to version 2.0 to see what the fuss was about, and it looked like it had wiped my phone. All I had on the phone was the connect to ITunes icon, and iTunes saying there was a network error to connect to iTunes store. After finding this blog, I've been clicking on and off my iPhone for over an hour and finally the install has completed and I have my phone back (notes, txts, contacts etc).
Thankfully I can confirm that once it does connect, the phone is ok. The people who think that they did something (clicked ringtones, closed iphoto, etc) were just seeing coincidences I am sure. All I did was keep trying every once in a while over the last hour.
Looks like the brute force approach of clicking on/off iphone icon works!! I did in abt 20 clicks!! After that it says "iPhone activated" on the iphone screen.So its a matter of patience.Good luck to everyone else. I hope Apple fixes this soon and I hate apple for integrating the stupid activation!! 350c69d7ab