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  1. He did a better job of pimping Jagermeister than he did Blue Yeti. Next year, get a James a beverage sponsor and Sean a snack sponsor for the GOTY show.
  2. I bought a Hori split pad for my son as his joycon sticks were drifting. I was so impressed with it on day-1 that I immediately bought one for myself. Personal opinion (not having used any other 3rd party joycons) is that it's a brilliant replacement if you just want to use the switch with these pads in handheld mode (they don't have batteries nor wireless capability), but the build quality and design are so good that to me it is as good as using a Nintendo Pro Controller.
  3. For straight-up reviews which I use as a general guide for new stuff, I like ACG: https://www.youtube.com/c/AngryCentaurGaming His rating system is "Buy", "Wait for sale", or "Skip", which I like. For Space & Flight games I like ObsidianAnt: https://www.youtube.com/c/ObsidianAnt For RPGs and MMOs, I like Fextralife: https://www.youtube.com/c/Fextralife (specifically for Darkest Dungeon, https://www.youtube.com/c/ShuffleFM)
  4. I started playing this years ago on Wii, but things happened and I never got further than about 10 hours in. Given Definitive Edition, and Xenoblade 2 (and the Torna, the standalone) were pretty heavily discounted, I thought I'd pick up Definitive Edition and #2. Just a couple hundred hours of RPG.... Started the Definitive Edition and it runs really nicely on Switch. I thought the graphics would look very dated given the age of the game, but it actually looks lovely - fantastic environments, good (enough) textures and models, and a really smooth frame rate. Currently 25 hours in and just got to Mechon M71.. I think I'm slightly underlevelled so will wander around and grind up another level to make the fight a bit easier. I've tried Xenoblade 2 just to compare and I can see some quality of life improvements / streamlining, but I'll wait until I've finished #1 before I get in to #2. I do love the voice acting in both games though. So refreshing to have various British accents in a game.
  5. At least it's Winter, so you can't be berated for sitting playing a lawn mowing game when the actual lawn outside needs mowing.
  6. Anyone worked out how to create an avatar which is a chubby middle-aged guy with a beard? I couldn't seem to find that option in the avatar selection screen.
  7. I'm one of those people who actually used to read the stream-of-consciousness epic sine scroll texts in Amiga demos. So of course I love Tim's 3.5hr videos.
  8. My benchmark Metroid games are Metroid Fusion and Metroid Zero Mission on GBA. Both amazing games.
  9. True. Very tempted. (edit --- aaaaand purchased. That's a good discount.) For those who're interested in the developers of Darkest Dungeon:
  10. Do I have unreasonably high expectations, or is the Bass fishing thing not very good?
  11. I'm quite surprised to see Deathloop (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1252330/DEATHLOOP/) 34% off in the sale. It was only released 14th September, so in 6 weeks it's >1/3 off. Really shows there's no incentive to pre-order to buy at launch.
  12. Really like Darkest Dungeon and have games "on the go" on both XBox (Game Pass) and PC (Steam, which I bought a long time ago). A sequel is a very tempting, but even though I like it I'll wait for it to mature and get a price drop.
  13. I'm so old now I've forgotten why I came here in the first place, and where I was before that.
  14. Yeah, I was always put off by the Sniper Elite series for some reason. But I tried Sniper Elite 4 on Game Pass, carried on playing it, and ended up completing it. Loved it.
  15. I got it in an Epic sale on PC quite a while ago and put a few hours in. Really liked it, but when it appeared on GamePass it really clicked with me as a "sofa game" rather than a "desk game". I was gutted when they pulled it from GamePass as it was something I'd go back to every now and then for an hour. Not really sure why they had it on there for such a limited period, as it would seem like a good opportunity to up-sell the DLC.
  16. I've previously completed a couple of Yakuza games, but am in a similar situation with Zero. I've just started Chapter 5 but so far it's just felt like a lengthy series of "run across town to this person, have a conversation and a fight. Now run across town to this other person." etc. I wouldn't mind if this was just the first hour or two, but I'm 12 hours in and don't feel like I've really been allowed to "play the game". Hopefully when it opens up in Chapter 5 it'll click for me.
  17. If we're luckly with Rob, it'd transform in to a videogaming equivalent of (Craig Charles era) Takeshi's Castle.
  18. Great to hear Rab is hosting, but I thought the spot was already reserved for @jcafarley and he was already doing sound checks with an appropriate amount of reverb from his new abode, given the work-from-home preference at the moment?
  19. I just finished part 5 and can't wait until the second half of Part 5 arrives 8th December. I agree with others that it changed after Part 1, probably based on its success. I wasn't too keen at first, but found that I couldn't stop watching and got pulled all the way through to the end of Part 5. It's this really interesting blend of bank-robbing-criminal-gang and soap-opera/drama. Some of the characters are fantastic. Some of the love triangles are fantastic. Some of the later heist/action situations are fantastic. I've really enjoyed it.
  20. I had a Spectrum 16k then 48k, taught myself BASIC, and like others owe my career and passion for computers to this. A true innovator.
  21. https://worldofspectrum.org/archive/software/games/robocop-ocean-software-ltd Used to love this on the Spectrum. Just add Ray Tracing please.
  22. If anyone's after MH:World and Iceborne for PC, I picked it up for US$30 from Greenman this week. They have the various bundles all with a good discount. https://www.greenmangaming.com/games/monster-hunter-world-iceborne-master-edition-pc/
  23. yep, the forced swear-iness stuck out to me in the demo. A real turn-off.
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