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  1. This thread is the only reason I still watch this. I Though I have a bizarre urge to watch Wedlock again for some reason.
  2. S0L

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    Sorry to hear yours went pop. Honestly, stay away from Pi PSU's. I'm using the charger that came with a 8th Gen Kindle Fire 8 and so far touch wood it's not gone wrong. At least Amazon are good with returns, they replaced my first one free of charge and covered the postage. Second one was a full refund. I eventually bought the UK one, but it also gets kid gloves PSU wise! You think someone might have found a fix/solution, but a quick google suggests not
  3. Day 1 for me. I ordered this way before I considered if I wanted a new Xbox or Playstation. Helps it comes out on my actual birthday. Thanks Nintendo!
  4. I hate this show. I hate everything about it. I can't stop watching... I reckon 'The Burn' is short for 'The Burnham' literally destroying Star Trek. The future used to be bright and hopeful.
  5. Spent some more time with this on PS4 tonight. Controls starting to click especially yaw and roll at the same time. I'll be shooting womp rats in Beggars Canyon yet at this rate. I hope there are some bonus missions with Trench runs and the like. Or just sell it me as DLC, they've done a good job, I'll cough up. Not sure I like the TIE support ship, first one I've struggled to find the cockpit elements on. But then I guess it's the first 'new' ship I've flown so far. When I was a boy this was all 2D art and flat shaded polygons
  6. Ah go on then. I'll see if I can find a copy cheap somewhere for PS4.
  7. Is the second much better than the first? I found the handling kind of floaty. I played it a bit before a visit to the real thing and it helped me memorise the course, but in real life you aren't gonna be doing high speeds as it's chock full of traffic! I actually preferred Ride 3, but more for the supermoto stuff. That actually feels closer to riding a bike to me. It has the North West races on it (I think) which I liked. It annoys me that all of these games don't have a chill out mode where you can free roam the course at more sedate speeds. I don't thin
  8. Agree, I've not used the PSVR much since I've had the Quest, but it's much easier to set up and far more comfortable to wear. The Quest and PC have the better models and lighting, but the PS4 version is certainly no poor alternative. If anything I enjoyed it more as I set the controls how I wanted from the off and knew what was coming. Plus started to experiment a bit, I was supposed to be going to hyperspace but I wanted to see if I could take out one of those Imp Cruisers by myself... (I almost did!).
  9. As my works PC sounds like a F14 during play with the fans going full blast, I went and picked up the PS4 version to play on PSVR. Plus people don't creep up on me upstairs unlike last night when I was interrupted from dogfighting with cold hands on the back of my neck... I'm surprised how close it is! The detail is lower but it's nice and nippy and perfectly playable. I'll likely play more on PS4 as the headset is way more comfy than the Quest, plus I'm finding the PS4 pad not quite as twitchy as the (third party) Xbox pad I have plugged into my PC. Actually really imp
  10. Yeah, Elite is fine on a pad. I'd have taken the same controls here where appropriate. I guess they've played so much Battlefront II that they're used to it. At least there are a ton of options so I'll find something that works. It's just a bit, I dunno, twitchy and brainwrong by default. Shame you're having perf issues, maybe turn it off from auto settings in case it's doing something mad with frame limiting? I'm assuming it's Oculus native if it's picking the app up. Saw they're suggesting to run it borderless windowed VS actual fullscreen. I left it at de
  11. Surprised at the stick this is getting in here. I've just dropped out from it after doing the prologue and first story mission and I was loving every minute of it. It's pretty much a modern X-Wing/TIE Fighter, they even have modern versions of the old mission briefings! Gameplay follows that series too, scan enemies, dogfight, take out large ships bit by bit, there are missiles and countermeasures and power management. Even the scanner works the same. The story doesn't seem phoned in, in fact I'm impressed with the production values given the price. Clearly it's had a lot of love poured into i
  12. I picked this up based on the enthusiasm offered here. It's bloody brilliant! I'm a convert. If you are sitting on the fence, don't, this is great videogame fun. Only wish it had co-op play ala Diablo. But that's a minor complaint.
  13. Managed to snag one from Microsoft's site. I folded and went with the X instead of the S in the end. See, they suckered me in and like buying a PC, I just couldn't help myself by 'Oh I'll just upgrade that bit'. Well played MS, I went from being ambivalent to jamming F5 every 5 seconds from 7.30AM.
  14. Can I just say thanks to Darren and all the folks that have replied on buying/stacking Gold and upgrading for a quid. I was debating All Access vs just buying the console out right and seeing if I could find a cheap Gamepass Ultimate Deal. Don't have to ponder that now. I've got three years worth of GPU thanks to the tips. I suppose I can now try Flight Sim out on PC Now all I've got to do is work out if I want the Series S or Series X tomorrow....
  15. For sure, same with Nintendo with the Russian eShop. But just as you can now, as they're not in first place, doesn't mean they won't close this loophole down the line if this changes. I don't want to use the phrase legitimate concern, but... In reality I don't think it's likely, as I say, it'll just push people to their competitors, but we have all seen what happens when one of the platforms holders think that are unassailable.
  16. As I said, I don't own many Xbox One games, plus I have other consoles. if I want to play RDR2 I could get it on PS4 and play it on the Pro. Even if I did get it on S and it's locked to 864p (though I thought it was dynamic resolution?) I'm still playing on a 1080p telly. So bar effectively super sampling I'm not likely to see much benefit. But then for me I'm mostly considering getting one for the upcoming stuff VS playing games I've already got or could buy reduced from retail/eBay. As a cheap NextGen box for folks with 1080p TV's, that's one hell of a p
  17. Well I'm torn here. I've been PS4 this gen bar owning a Xbox One X briefly just to play some of the MS exclusives and try Gamepass out. To me the S looks like a great cheap way to go NextGen Vs my current PS4 Pro as I'm sure it'll be a better place to play Cyberpunk, its more modern hardware, it'll support Raytracing and of course it'll load faster with it having that fancy SSD. I suspect they'll upgrade first party stuff like Forza, Gears, MCC etc, so you'll get better versions of those even on the S. Anything older that uses dynamic resolution should hit h
  18. I don't know, I didn't make it! I know they did a lot of internal playtests. I dunno if you noticed, but there's been something going on in the world that's meant it's kinda tricky to do our usual thing of getting in impartial balance testers to give feedback. Especially as the guys will have finished this game from their homes with the office being closed since March. One of the interesting problems about making games is after you've spent a good year or so working on one, you get pretty good at playing it. It's why you have to take feedback from QA that the game is to
  19. How very dare you! I'll send the guys a link to the thread so they can see it first hand. AI is tricky to get right so it doesn't feel too rubber bandy, but it's also something that can be tweaked and teased as part of updates as it's essentially numbers in a spreadsheet that controls the packing behaviour. The designers always tell me off for being reductionist, but then one of them told me stuff on my current game was 'just pressing buttons'. Sonic Transformed went to 12 cars in a race BTW as the more racers you have, the easier it is to get the AI balance
  20. Honestly I'm not sure. I'll see if I can find out, but this is being done down Sumo Nottingham and with us all mostly WFH, I'm a bit disconnected from what those guys are up to right now!
  21. You'll be pleased to know as an actual dev, this is an occasional topic of personal concern. I've almost lost count of the actual games I've worked on, but as they take a lot longer now to make, got to wonder how many more I can fit in before I either quit/retire/drop dead. We've lost a few people I've worked with over the years and it's weird considering their softography their lifes work. Wow. That got dark. Sorry!
  22. Apparently it's pronounced Ga-La-Ga and not Ga-Lager. I blame my Sheffield education still.
  23. There was an Actua Soccer arcade game and it gave you tickets. Lots of them if you knew the key combo I remember writing the test plans for it, so it must have been around the late nineties. Never seen one in the wild though. No, I don't remember the key combo!
  24. I'm genuinely hyped for this. Especially in VR. They're actually making that modern X-Wing!
  25. Can i just say I enjoyed this! It's nice to see old systems get resurrected even if sometimes needs you to have to cannibalise another so that one may live. I'm occasional bodger with a soldering iron so it's good inspiration for a future project to dust off the soldering iron (and soldering skills!).
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