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Fry Crayola

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    Games development and obscure football. One day I promise to combine the two.

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  1. I couldn't disagree more, thanks to the finger tracking on the Oculus controllers, though kinda like how games leaned hard into killing things for 40-odd years, the Touch controllers work best when you're holding a virtual gun - the trigger and grip are where you'd expect them, aim as you generally would, and things work out fine. Anything more dextrous and they still fall down and I doubt the Valve Index controllers fare much better in this regard. Some haptic solution would be the next big thing there. If you can start touching things in the world, you'd be able to properly progress beyond shooting. Or whacking, in Beat Saber.
  2. Yep. The gulf between the top teams and the bottom is widening because manby have professional setups, full time players, and play at a much higher standard than ever before. I remember the 2007 World Cup when Germany thrashed Argentina 11-0, and that was an outlier. Now it's not just the best team in the world that's knocking in double digit scores - Northern Ireland beat North Macedonia 11-0 last week, and Ireland, who have never qualified for a major tournament, beat Georgia tonight by the same scoreline.
  3. Nor me. Meanwhile, England are thrashing Latvia 20-0.
  4. That decision not to pull Ronaldo up as offside is modern football at its most stupid.
  5. I heard Dyche ate it for breakfast because he ran out of Gravel Pops. Any truth to that?
  6. I can't believe Burnley haven't complied with the undersoil heating ruling.
  7. Experiences vary, unfortunately. My play of Forza Horizon 5 was stuttery, with tearing and frequent full-screen decoding garbage (particularly on changing the camera). On the other hand, I've had smooth experiences with other games on it at other times, so it's a consistency issue.
  8. Once you're selling something - and while BC may be free, Microsoft are selling the console that offers the feature - you have to meet a higher expectation of standards and support than a group of dedicated hobbyists who don't actually have to answer to anyone. A generic emulator that kinda works most of the time would be fine with us, who appreciate the technical difficulties and are happier to get something rather than nothing, but it's not going to wash with a more casual player who, on finding their new console plays old games, suddenly can't get a bunch of them working for no apparent reason. The halfway house currently on offer isn't ideal, but from Microsoft's perspective they can stand behind the 695 games currently on offer and guarantee they'll actually work.
  9. I believe it's a case of your second point - because the BC version is a new build that needs to be downloaded, assets and all, it would be in violation of their terms of use to do so. This is different to, say, PS1 compatibility on later PS models, where the console reads everything from the disc you already own.
  10. If you're talking graphically, then it's not too surprising - 2005 was the year of Resident Evil 4, after all, and later than the likes of Metroid Prime 1 & 2, or MGS 2 & 3, all of which remain good looking games.
  11. Have to agree that that last episode was great. Simple tasks with a lot of room for contestant improvisation rather than overly complex rules. And the stage task was up there with the best of them.
  12. If I was a lesser man, this would have ended up in the Games That Lost You At Hello thread, such is how it completely bewilders you and takes a long time to click. Instead it's absolutely fucking excellent.
  13. The gore special was originally broadcast post-watershed. Of course, so was the reboot.
  14. I enjoyed how the end credits' infinite fall through the abyss gave off a real Knightmare vibe.
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