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  1. The last update seems to have borked my game. I can play for 10-15 minutes or so then all I get is connection interrupted. If I look at the online settings then the ping is varying like crazy and the packets dropped shows a negative number! This is on PS4, from looking online the Xbox One X is also having problems
  2. Goodwill on the balance sheet is an absolute shambles
  3. MK8 in the Swicth is the pinnacle of MARIO Kart ive had a good play with my PSC tonight. The console itself is tiny and quite cute, the controllers are spot on replications. The front end is a bit lame, the console looks a mess on my 55 inch tv but looked quite decent on a 27inch monitor. I didn’t notice any of the issues outlined olaykng Tekken or RR4, though I can believe that their there. It’s a time capsule pice to me, to go on my shelf in my home office next to the Mini SNES and Nes and C64 and my pi3 running retro-pie. I was amazed how many of King’s moves I could remember in Tekken, enjoyed playing Super puzzle fighter for the first time in years and playing Mr Driller for the first time ever. toshinden looks as shit as I feared and I loved it 23 years ago when I got my PlayStation (along with Wipeout *yay* and Street fighter the movie *shudders*) and Rainbow Six does nothing other that remind you every second that this thing should have had dual sticks.
  4. Them deciding that trading in previous gen stuff isn’t worth it isn’t indicative of anything other than it isn’t worth it.
  5. As long as the micro transactions don’t affect gameplay I really couldn’t give a shit
  6. I used to enjoy Games TM back in the day but I bet I’ve not picked up a copy in a decade . ive got my Edge sub and that’ll do for me now.
  7. The net code on the PS4 is well iffy. I except we’ll get an update soon enough
  8. I can’t remember the name of the map, the industrial looking one, but there’s a bad spawn trap there. first impressions are good. Game played better once I put my PS4 in my routers DMZ and got an open NAT. Control is my current new favourite. I’ve no idea what I’m doing in Blackout, have just punched people to death before getting shot each time. i May have to get myself some decent headphones
  9. I’ve got a trip to Orlando coming up in August and this is going to make the flight so much better!
  10. Im a big Halo fan, looking forward to this game. i read your comments about Halo 2 and smiled, do you remember the fury that accompanied the release of it??? Good times!
  11. I don’t think 2021 sounds that outrageous for a PS5 to be honest. The Pro and X should extend this generation beyond six years or so.
  12. The slightly cheap joystick is the only downside for me, it’s should be micro switched. i’m happy With the unit, I’ll be happier when I can load Sanxion, Delta and IK+, along with all the old Ocean and Imagine titles
  13. Between digital sales, amazon, Argos and supermarkets, I’m far from convinced there’s any need any at all for a high street games specialist
  14. Their financial year end is today. I thought they’d appointed receivers but it doesn’t look like they have yet. They’re accounts for year ending 25th March 2017 are a grim read. They burned through a lot of cash, starting the year with three quarters of a million and ending up with 80k. Amazingly new product sales was actually up nearly 0.5m, but used product sales were down 3 million and I guess that’s the better margin side of the business. from the notes, they knew last year that they were fucked if they lost the support of their bank or their credit insurers.
  15. Closed within a day of the receivers coming in, they must have been knackered.
  16. The high street is in turmoil at present and when there is a run on confidence it can drag down businesses before they can address any troubles. Almost unique to the gaming market, and stores like Grainger, is that as digital sales grow in significance then their trade in business loses supply and demand.
  17. ‘Remembered this, which was a response to me posting that word was the high Street was having a tough December and citing Maplins as a rumoured distressed company. its actually worse than thought, Maplin and Toy’s r us into administration, the High street restaurant chains taking an absolute kicking and more rumours that several big chains had to go “time to pay” on the first VAT quarters of the new year. Game, however, isn’t a name I’ve heard mentioned.
  18. WH Smith on the high street isn’t doing great and the whole spoof books excuse is bizarre. Their airports and train station store said are doing as well as ever and their distribution side of things continues well so I think we’ll see them continue in the high street. I think they’re pleased with the Post Office tie in, not sure about the Post Office. personally I think WH Smith high street stores are a bit of a disaster and could be made much more appealing
  19. Great artist and artwork, absolutely defined that era of Ocean. Rest in peace Bob.
  20. Just to follow up on this and after a week of the New Year and there is a fair bit of concerning high street news. House of Fraser are asking for a review of some of their rents, which is often the prelude to a CVA. Byron Burger have given notice of their desire to enter a CVA, as part of a buyout. New Look have lost credit insurance to some of their suppliers and there is rumbling that Debenhams have real difficulty (they’ve operated at a high debt ratio for well over a decade, which was seen as a sound policy pre 2008 to fund expansions nd enhancement). Mothercare are reporting numbers that would worry anybody. We learned yesterday that consumer spending had slumped to a five year low before Christmas with “face to face” spending down 2.7%. I’ll wager that very few, if any, high street retailers had factored that into forecasts.
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