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Oh Danny Boy

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  1. Looks banging, loving the cover art on that too. And I’m still waiting on a ReadytoDispatch release on Radirgy Swag for over a year which may never materialise I’m finding that more and more so called limited runs are getting general releases. I’ll never bother with them again.
  2. It’s been a problem for years since the big labels jumped on the vinyl bandwagon, it was always going to cause increased supply issues the more popular the format became. It’s a shame as it was independents and indie labels that kept the format alive and the plants still going when vinyl was ditched by the majors. When these stories cropped up ten years ago the solution was simple; major labels to put their money out and club together to invest in new plants, at the moment they are still happily riding the wave of vinyl revival without wanting to take the risk to ensure the long term productivity of the format. Vinyl is synonymous with the independent music scene and is the reason for its renewed popularity, it will be sad to see it lose that connection. Definitely agree that there should be more regulation on the amount of tat that’s released for RSD. Maybe a priority towards smaller labels, one releases per artist or a set amount per label in general or some kind of quality control.
  3. Just recently an update by the publisher; Hopefully this means sorting the game and sending out replacement discs. It’s a great game and really would be awesome to have this in the DCs library. As others have pointed out there’s a vibrant DC homebrew community out there who would have playtested this to death for free if they were finding it difficult, strange that they released a product which hadn’t been tested properly.
  4. The prices for RSD are eye watering. Does it even serve its purpose anymore? A friend went to his local store today and was speaking to the owner who said that he’s still paying off the deficit from buying in stock for the June RSD. Independent label market in London is more my thing. Get to chat to the labels, even some artists, there’s always a good deal to be found and had a good vibe. There’s still a smaller one in Carnaby St tomorrow. https://independentlabelmarket.com You get to support labels and artists and I always discover something new each time.
  5. The ugly side of homebrew games. Has taught me not to be so enthusiastic about pre ordering these games. https://gamefairy.io/product/textorcist-dreamcast-limited-to-666/ Was psyched for this, the game looked awesome, Steam reviews were excellent and finally another Dreamcast game that can use the keyboard. What we got was one of the most broken games I’ve ever witnessed. The vibe of the game is pretty cool, the dialogue is great, the game play of typing out incantations whilst avoiding bullet hell projectiles is very unique and the soundtrack is banging. What we got is a have that crashes out if you read the dialogue on some of the early bosses and just completely crashes out if you get to the sixth (out of ten) boss. Completely borked and a mindfuck how they managed to release it in this state. Either they didn’t play test the thing or they deliberately released a broken game and took the money and ran. The developers Headsup games after offering some support initially on how to avoid the bugs, have removed all their tweets and gone awol, after probably realising the game is unfixable in its current state. Those of us who bought the game haven’t been offered a refund but just a paltry free stream download and even more inexplicable Gamefairy are still selling the game on their site despite knowing its completely broken. Avoid this game! And probably anything else Gamefairy/Headsup games put out in the future.
  6. Ahhh… Shit. I’ve actually got Radirgy Swag pre ordered from these guys, over a year and counting. They’ve recently cropped up again on Twitter but still unable to give hard dates for their releases and hearing from that article that they’ve recently sold their HQ I’m no longer expecting
  7. Are they really going to be worth a lot? Most games rarely end up more than the official RRP was anyway, and by the sounds of it even if they do end up being worth a few quid in 5yrs+ down the line you’d regret selling them for a profit anyway. Sounds like you have an anxiety around collecting things which is never going to cured by just the endless cycle of buying/selling. Limited run editions are there to take advantage of those who would feel anxiety from missing out. I’m not a fan of them. Although I do dip into them if they going to release a game I know I’ll love I don’t make a purchase based on collectivity. The only console I ever regretted selling was my Dreamcast. The last year has got me more into gaming due to other interests having to take a backseat, I was loving the Switch beforehand and it led me to collecting waaaay too many games for it and so I had to be strict and simply get rid of games that didn’t vibe with me. Animal crossing, Astral Chain, BOTW etc while loved by many didn’t click with me. No point having games that I don’t want to play. Got back into the Dreamcast after seeing a video for Xenocider and splashed out on a few of the classics too but I’m more intrigued by its homebrew scene than collecting for it. I view it as any other console and only will buy a game to rinse on it. Still looking at my games across the DC and Switch I’ve got way too many that haven’t been played satisfactorily. Plus an Evercade VS pre ordered and some frustratingly long ago preordered Switch games from a few limited run companies over the next few months, I’ve got way too many games that I can realistically play. So no more new games for me for the next 6months or so.
  8. Fuck yeah! Definitely the best yet, even more happy I preordered a VS now.
  9. One of my favourite series. Two definitely then try anniversary afterwards. MS still have to earn my trust after trying to Kinect fuck it and then inexplicably torpedoing the whole series because of reasons.
  10. You do realise that you start differentiating what professional players can do on the field based on skin colour then the racists win? Under the same logic it would be irresponsible for Southgate to select a black captain because of the abuse they’ll get from knuckle draggers. I only see professional footballers on the field and viewing them through the lens of race/colour/heritage is wrong in my opinion. And defining what they can or can not do as professionals on the field because of their background is insane. So no apology forthcoming.
  11. Semis and final in the last two tournaments. Unknown territory. Can’t say anything more than I’m psyched for what the team has achieved and considering how young the team is there will be more to come, maybe just maybe one of them the fates will align. I do hate how international tournaments bring out non footballing fans dishing out their ‘expert’ analysis and lots of wannabe Captain Hindsight’s.
  12. Sorry, I think you know little about football really. Bringing race into it earlier wasn’t cool either. Players come from all backgrounds and are professionals, race doesn’t come into decisions on the field.
  13. A Switch that’s close to a Series S is a pipe dream. We’ll get a new Switch in a few years once the tech is there to make something cheaply that sits between an Xbox One/PS4 and Series/PS5. I said plenty of times that Nintendo are not going to produce a 4K Switch. It’s not their market and the jump in costs in game development would be too massive for them to simply throw this feature around. You’ll see Nintendo produce a 4K console when/if 4K TVs are in every home, for now it’s still the preserve of the tech heads and those with a bit of cash splashing out on the latest TV. If people are looking for 4K gaming they are already covered by Microsoft/Sony, and those wanting 4K gaming generally are a different market to Nintendo’s. This forum is an outlier with people wanting to spend money on multiple 4K enabled consoles. Either way I’m still happy with the Switch and don’t care about graphics and frame rates etc, just good games which it has many of. If 60FPS and 4K gaming is the bar you’ve set for games then simply the Switch isn’t aimed at you but Sony and MS have your needs covered.
  14. It’s pretty much all bollocks that you can apply to every country’s team. Not wanting England to win because there are dickhead fans. But wanting Italy to win because there’s absolutely no fascist/nationalistic element to their fanbase? Or any country? I support Liverpool and there’s lots of dicks supporting them like every club, do I not want them to win because it will bring joy to the twats?
  15. Denmark have been pretty robust all game, fouling to break up play etc I think that game plan bit them in the ass there.
  16. What do you know, you start stretching the Danes and they open up.
  17. Too many long balls, too many crosses, the Danes will always be better in the air. Get the ball along the floor, stretch them.
  18. I like it, not £70 like it, but definitely looks cool. https://www.segashop.co.uk/products/official-sonic-the-hedgehog-30th-anniversary-statue?variant=39324586147882&currency=GBP&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google+shopping&utm_source=RakutenAffiliateNetwork&utm_content=Retro+Faith&ranMID=44836&ranEAID=2KG%2F03nmUMo&ranSiteID=2KG_03nmUMo-N9Iugd1b6vjGCyQ3ZRdW4A
  19. Like a B Astral Chain. Looks beautiful and they’ve done well replicating a real life town in the anime style. But it is very limited and the real lack of variation in its gameplay means that it does get dull fast.
  20. Special editions in general are just money gouging. They could be good, I’m quite partial in theory to a good special edition but they happen so rarely. I’d pay a bit extra if a game came with a good OST or well made art book with a making of, something substantial and meaningful. That’s so rare though, it’s mostly just tat. The likes of Limited Run/Strictly limited /Signature edition etc you’d hope would put out decent ones but it’s all just an expensive box full of tat. So in reality I’ve never bought a special edition.
  21. Dodgy special editions. Who buys this shit? Lolita swimming suit goggles? I mean seriously wtf
  22. I’ve noticed that homebrew games get very little attention on here so what’s the general opinion on them? As a fan of a console I’d always be psyched for a new release and most of them are very impressive considering the small teams and budget behind which is primarily a passion project. Also a new game in retail quality packaging ticks the fanboy in me. As a Dreamcast fan been adoring Xenocider, a full 3D, 60fps on rails shooter that’s a love letter to SEGA games of past, the best compliment I can give it is that it feels like a SEGA era Dreamcast game, coming from a small team who made it over the past seven years in their own time that’s quite an achievement. Other homebrew games I’ve been loving on the Dreamcast is Flea! Sturmwind, and Xeno Crisis and looking forward to Senile Team’s Intrepid Izzy out next month. http://intrepid-izzy.senileteam.com There has been some disappointing Homebrew games, the Texorcist was looking like a banger but has been released in an awful state and just seemed to have been rush ported to Dreamcast with little play testing. Especially disappointing coming from Gamefairy. Joshprod’s NeoGeo conversions of Visco games have been hit and miss, although I’m looking forward to Andros Dunos 1 & 2. Still loving playing new software on the Dreamcast in 2021. All new Dreamcast games should have the same boot up screen as Ghost Blade.
  23. If you’re a fan of a system then getting new games released on it with that bit of fan made love mimicking the original retail releases is just wonderful. You could play it on an emulator but you want to take the game out of its case, stick it in the console, see that boot up screen and play on that much loved controller. Sure it’s very superficial but it’s definitely part of the experience, if you’re a Jag fan enjoying these releases in 2021 is something special and well worth the £50 entrance fee.
  24. For a sliding doors moment I’d think looking at Zaha whose career is a host of bad decisions, one of them being deciding not to have the patience to wait and earn his way into the England set up.
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