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  1. Take out the Mules before you take on the mission. They stay out of action for ages after you’ve kicked their arses so you can take on the mission in peace.
  2. I'd have given DS a 9 right up to the last 3 hours or so. After them a 6 seems generous.
  3. Analogue have teamed up with London-based record label Hyperdub for Hyperdub's 15th birthday to release a custom version of the Mega Sg with an 8bitDo controller and a LE album on cartridge. 1000 units worldwide, 150 in EU priced at £244.99. https://hyperdub.net/products/analogue-x-hyperdub-present-konsolation Probably one for the collectors, but I've ordered one cos our kid's on it (he be that there Proc Fiskal)
  4. The F-Zero clone in The Touryst's arcade
  5. This is addicitve as hell. I had a weekend with just me and the dog as my wife was away and instead of getting anything productive done we just did long walks and Spire. Is that a thing? Keeping a good run history? I dread to think what my run history is like, I got a win with the robot dude first time, but it's taken me ages to get anywhere with the other two. Finally got one with the first chap last night, some +3 Strength every turn power was the key. I have a suspicion that winning with each of the three is just the beginning? Anyway, it's great. Only negative for me would be the sound, fx and music are poor.
  6. I don't think the buttons and bezels will have graphics on them like they do in the trailer...
  7. I can see fights over who gets CAP and who gets COM. CAP side looks like it's comfier.
  8. For audio, I'd guess a lot of current stuff fakes it - so the reverb in a room might be fixed rather than calculated based on the surfaces in the room. If you have processing power to spare then you could start calculating all that stuff in real time. Think raytracing but for audio.
  9. Seems like games that rely on timing or reflexes are a bad fit for this i.e. most games I enjoy. Can we not get quantum entagled controllers or something to fix it. Come on scientists.
  10. Once all this predictive AI gets really good - am I even playing the game any more?
  11. I found out that there's a woman in my office who is a former World no.2 Tetris player (for some PC-based version of Tetris). She offered to win some games for me, the cheeky minx. I asked her for some tips and she said "play well"... so basically "git gud" :-D Pressed further, she said "don't target random, cos that's pointless and make sure you have badges going into the last 10". Like I can think about stuff like that when I'm going into top 10!
  12. I checked out how to set up a perfect clear tetris but now I obsess about them and keep getting shafted.
  13. This is fantastic. 4th place is my best so far but even enjoying getting blitzed out in the first 10 seconds as you can in another game so quick. The menu screens look like they've left plenty of space for additional features, I wonder what's they'll be?
  14. Universal tips? Think about the order of your moves and attacks. It can make all the difference, for example softening up a target with a strong but ineffective unit can let your weak unit finish them off when attacking first would have wiped the weak unit out. A weakened unit is still useful (they can capture buildings, block squares, be healed etc.) so don't kamikaze them. Use and abuse critical hits/terrain bonuses (e.g. in Wargroove pikeman get a critical if they're beside another pikeman, units in a river get a -3 defensive penalty) and plan your moves and attacks accordingly. Capture buildings as soon as you can. They usually add to your revenue each turn, sometimes they let you build units and if you have them, then the enemy doesn't.
  15. You, a bright-eyed young gamer: "I'm going to have so much fun with the campaign creation and cutscene editor!" Me, a jaded old bastard: "I get so little time to play games these days I'll be lucky if I finish single-player mode."
  16. Capcom's release of a free-to-play version of Street Fighter V immanentizes the Eschaton.
  17. Game of the Year A1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate A2. God of War A3. Red Dead Redemption 2 A4. Astro Bot A5. Hollow Knight (Switch) Biggest Disappointment of the Year (game, hardware, or anything else) Z1. Street Fighter V Z2. Playstation Classic Z3. Capcom Z4. Z5. Sound Design of the Year S1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate S2. Astro Bot S3. Red Dead Redemption 2 Visual Design of the Year V1. Astro Bot V2. Red Dead Redemption 2 V3. Writing of the Year W1. Red Dead Redemption 2 W2. W3. Gaming Format (System) of the Year F1. Switch Publisher or Developer of the Year P1. Sony Best Supported Game (released pre 2018) of the Year B1. No Man's Sky Your game of the year that didn't come out this year (basically what is your favourite game you played this year that came out in 2017 or earlier) X1. Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Best game character of the year C1. Astro Bot C2. Boy (Atreus) C3.
  18. If they are testing the waters for SF6 then that saddens me. Do we have to have microtransactions and ads and all this grasping bullshit? It's like taxing the fanbase to line the pockets of rich eSports cunts. I'd rather they switched to a subscription model, pay £3.99 a month and get access to everything while your sub is active.
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