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  1. wavey

    The Witness

    I just don't get why people watch game streams - why watch when you could do it yourself? I've seen my kids watch streams, and they just look like the most inane waste of time. Or at least, that was the case until I tried this one out yesterday morning, and now I'm nearly finished with part 6. I love the enthusiasm for the puzzles in general, but especially his joyful appreciation when a puzzle blows his mind with its design - it's such a great way to re-experience the game, and if anything it makes me appreciate it even more than I did when I played it myself. Anyway part 7 is tonight and I'm thinking of watching live so I can type "BEAM" in the chat and I don't know who I am any more.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    I remember the 3D Freescape games on the C64, they would have an on-screen progress bar that filled up up between frames.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Yeah, I remember playing a previous game in the series, Spintires - found it genuinely stressful, reminded me of getting my own car IRL stuck in mud and struggling to get free. I'm sure its accurate, but very much Not For Me.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Not sure, sorry - I can tell you I bought 12 codes a few weeks ago, and 4 today, they all worked ok.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    @bradigor - understand the whole saving thing, just wanted to make sure you saw this which was posted earlier, 7-day GP Ultimate codes: https://www.eneba.com/gb/xbox-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-7-days-subscription-xbox-one-windows-10-xbox-live-key-global If you buy 4 of these at once, you get 4 weeks of GP Ultimate for £3.10 (scroll down to select the cheapest price). Each code will just extend your subscription a week, so you don't need to let your membership lapse or save for an initial outlay. I used them earlier today, and can confirm the codes work on UK accounts.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Yeah, there's nothing stopping you doing that, but my worry would be if they had some kind of expiry date or if MS rescinds them - I assume they were harvested from some product promotion.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    If anyone needs to top up their Ultimate subscription, here's a slightly tedious way to do it for £3.95 / 28 days: https://www.eneba.com/us/xbox-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-4-x-7-days-subscription-xbox-one-windows-10-xbox-live-key-global It's delivered as 4 separate codes you need to redeem one at a time. I have a UK account and these worked for me, I've just added 12 weeks to the end of my subscription. The price is in Euros and they cheekily add on a service fee for PayPal, but £3.95 is what my card was charged (though of course this will vary a bit based on your credit card terms for currency conversion).
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    Disco Elysium

    I would advise against this - it's been a while since I played, but I'm pretty sure there are dialogue options which have in-game consequences.
  9. Apparently pressures caused by the pandemic changed the finale quite a lot, e.g. https://www.slashfilm.com/wandavision-finale-matt-shakman-cut-storylines/
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    Xbox Game Pass

    The EA Play stuff took a while to turn up in my app as well. Oddly, the Xbox app doesn't show all the available games you can get - in the EA Desktop app, it shows 132 games included on the EA Play tier. The Xbox app seems to be mostly missing the fairly decent (if old-ish) collection of indie games on there.
  11. That reminds me, I enjoyed this a lot:
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Is this a recent thing, or is it your first time with PC Game Pass? If it's the latter, I think it needs a certain Windows update before it will work properly - I remember having to find a way to force a particular update through. But if you've had it working ok before, that won't be it.
  13. I thought this was interesting: a well-written and highly critical review of the game, questioning whether Cyberpunk is actually cyberpunk. https://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2020/12/15/looking-for-the-cyberpunk-in-cyberpunk-2077/
  14. Really enjoying this so far - just got to Act 2, playing on a reasonably good PC. But I think I'm going to leave it there for a few months... I've seen dozens of glitches so far (no crashes yet though), and I do think it will be worth the wait to experience the rest of the game when it's in a better state.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I know I should really, just laziness on my part and wanted to avoid the hassle if I could.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I finally bought a Pro controller this week. Out of the box, it didn't have any charge, so plugged it in and used it for a bit, seemed great. The next day, I tried to use it wirelessly, and it would keep disconnecting and turning off, every minute or two. The console reported it was fully charged, then 5 minutes later, that it had no charge left. I was about to send it back when I noticed that I could cause it to disconnect by gently shaking it, suggesting a loose connection - I opened it up, and the battery did have a little room to slide back and break connection with the contacts. So I taped some cardboard to the side of the battery to wedge it in firmly, and it's been fine since. Anyway, just posting 1) in case anyone else sees the same behaviour and wants a quick fix, and 2) c'mon Nintendo, you can do better than this for a £55 controller!
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    Nintendo Switch

    Yep, just to confirm this: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Mario-Kart-Live-Home-Circuit-1832413.html
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Yeah it seems to accept the code, then there's a few more screens to click through, before it finally gives a "PUR-conversionblockedcurrencycountrymismatch" error. Maybe it's something special about my account? Reading through a recent thread on hotukdeals most people seemed to get Brazil codes to work, and a handful got this error.
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    Xbox Game Pass

    Ah, bollocks. Bought a CDKeys £30 Brazil code to top up my GamePass, but cannot redeem it however I try (VPN to Brazil on PC, on Xbox with location changed, via the mobile app) - it starts to go through, but I get a "currency mismatch" error because I already have GamePass on my account paid for in sterling. So if anyone thinks they can use the code, and wants 6 months GP Ultimate for let's say a £20 donation to Amnesty International, PM me. Gone
  20. Satisfied - the song itself, the concept behind it, the staging, Renée Elise Goldsberry's absolutely phenomenal performance of it - is just... perfect. Proper goosebumps. And then I see things like this, and realise I don't appreciate the half of it.
  21. If you haven't already, take a look at the genius.com annotations for Hamilton - they are pretty exhaustive, for both historical and musical references. Lin-Manuel Miranda himself went through and added a bunch of annotations when the album first came out - https://genius.com/artists/Lin-manuel-miranda and scroll down, they're fascinating. Seeing it live is pretty amazing, and a lot more emotionally overwhelming - I've seen it in London 5 times now, and each time ended up crying a frankly unseemly amount. Jamael Westman was fantastic as Hamilton (he's left the cast now), and I especially also loved Rachelle Ann Go as Eliza. (Here's the original London cast performing the opening number)
  22. Six are doing a drive-in tour later this summer if that's a possibility for you: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/utilita-live-from-the-drive-in/six-the-musical-presale/ The wife and kids are going to see it at Leeds, I've already seen it a couple of times on the tour and that's enough for me I think. Given the kind of show it is, basically themed like a pop concert, it's one of the shows that might not be terrible to see this way?
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