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  1. Simon Parkin, who writes about games for The New Yorker/ Guardian etc, has just launched a new interview-based video game podcast called 'My Perfect Console'. First episode is with the creator of Wordle: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/my-perfect-console-with-simon-parkin/id1665581266
  2. I've sold things and regretted it, but only quite specific stuff. I think you'll generally find that you won't miss the majority of your collection. But there *will* inevitably be individual items in there that you later kick yourself about parting with (and if they're desirable games, the medium is now at the stage whereby they absolutely will be more expensive to buy back). If you have the space (and I realise this sounds like a ludicrous indulgence) then I recommend having a dedicated room or at least area for retro stuff. Here's some practical and hard-won advice: Don't fill it with hundreds of games or boxes of stuff. Keep it super clean and tidy and uncluttered. Just have a couple of systems out (any more and you'll be overhwlemed by choice and probably won't end up playing anything) and only put the games out that you actually enjoy putting on regularly (a lot of the reason that Saturn and DC shmups and fighters are so valuable is because they are fantastic to put on for a 15 minute whirl, in a way few contemporary console games are). When I did this I found that I enjoyed my old games a great deal more, and much more than I ever expected...
  3. I thought they said it was going to be six months before you can pay for a world transfer? Has that changed in light of the difficulties?
  4. Getting pretty tired of waiting for the Moogle server to open up for character creation Is anyone playing on one of the US ones for now?
  5. Extraordinary video of Naoki Yoshida's emotional apology for Final Fantasy XIV 2.0's server issues at launch - http://bit.ly/19KsNgg "When you're a producer you have to play the tank role" - scrappy translation
  6. You wait hours for it all to download, install, update and create a character and then all of the EU servers are locked. FFS! Anybody know how often they're opening them up again?
  7. Hey, I spoilered it. And the game's been out in Japan for a week already FFS. Like I said, I figured it might be useful as I could have done with that a couple of days back. Anyway. Deleted.
  8. The whole spider thing is one of my favorite moments in any game I think. It's partly where it occurs in the experience, where you just start striking off on your own properly for the first time, exploring off the beaten track of the main storyline, growing a little bolder with each step. As a result its appearance is perfectly timed. I think a Western developer would have foreshadowed heavy-handedly with cobwebs etc, and wouldn't have had the guts to leave it as an incidental encounter.
  9. This thread reminds me why I started reading games forums so many years ago. So full of wonder and positivity. There's nothing quite like the shared experience of discovering a world through semi-synchronous play. Also: holy crap I love this video game.
  10. Not long now, kid. Anyways, I uploaded a video to YouTube! The replay stuff is so hott. I totally lose but I don't care because I did a EX Shikusen into Kaisen Dankairaku to take the second round and it was pretty much the best feeling ever. So much so that I sort of 'rested on my laurels' in the third round.
  11. A long interview feature I wrote on Daigo Umehara went up on Eurogamer today. Thought some of you kids might be interested.
  12. Sheeeeit. So sorry. Been away at GameCity and then writing up a million other things that have been cock-blocking SFIV. But am back in black sorta. Will pop on tonight and see if any of my opponents are about. Othwerwise, Friday's good for me.
  13. Yeah, to to confirm the awesome Cale matches. Really enjoyed that one, even though this has been a pretty bad week for me in terms of losses.
  14. I'm on tonight! Donk - let's try to get our one outta the way if at all poss. Confidence reeling this week as I played a few games against the sickest Ryu at Casino last Thursday and was made to feel like a sickly newbie. Jeepers the learning curve for this game just keeps on going...
  15. gozaimas - 2 v giant_frying_pan - 1 A bit of a scrappy win for me I think, but a win's a win I s'pose. Good friendlies afterwards too. I feel like I'm in a world of Cammy at the moment.
  16. Result confirmed. Good stuff and sorry I had to dash but the Giantfryingpan was calling.
  17. On September 11th EA quietly filed a petition to have all of Langdell's trademarks revoked. The document is a systematic and brutal takedown of every single one of Langdell's claims and assets. There is no way back from this, basically.
  18. Except you're 8 months behind the rest of us in terms of practice and experience, no?
  19. pancho

    EDGE 207

    Robin: in context it's pretty clear the comparison is being drawn in a supremely tongue-in-cheek way. In fact, even out of context it's pretty clear it's a joke. (And no, it's not one of mine).
  20. Result with Cale confirmed. Although I was duly punished in the friendlies afterwards
  21. Yeah, very nice games. That was the first time I've done a Daigo-style SRK > FADC > Ultra in a league match so it sort of surprised me too
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