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  1. I was really surprised in the first moments to see that this wasn't a 3D Donkey Kong adventure. Bit gutted.
  2. Have the update vids previously been called Directs or is this upcoming one unique, implying the update's more substantial?
  3. R0b

    Nintendo Switch

    The 3DS was made miles better with folders.
  4. Get A Short Hike played, @Calashnikov. You'll love it, and its time commitment is in the title.
  5. This is a game where the reward (and point) is the progressing visuals, with the mechanics just being a delivery system. Halfway in and the 'platforming' has been meaningless as a game mechanic but fine as a way to navigate, which is all it is. A thatgamecompany-style game where either the visuals either are or aren't enough for you. Whatever genre the gameplay fits into is just an excuse, it being a competent and challenging Mario platformer would break what it tries to do.
  6. They had a cameraperson flying a second plane just behind. Pretty impressive but history will immediately forget them.
  7. On the plus side, if he does get in trouble then we've got the potential for double brownie points if we also post in his forum whipround thread.
  8. A few of us chasing this guy quite hard. If anyone who reposted/documented his name do so with any glee, you're being a dickhead: it'd be a disproportionate response to some crap spam if it drums up any extra heat whatsoever with his employers. All I'm seeing is a clumsy advert. Yes, we're all very enlightened and TV is a dinosaur in comparison to our cutting edge medium of youtube and, erm, forums. No interest in getting involved in the TV show, btw.
  9. Yes, I kinda wish it'd stay as a childhood simulator, that part of it looks wonderfully original. I'd be surprised if that wasn't where the idea started.
  10. I've got this downloading - I'd just like to sightsee with a controller, at least at first. Is there a casual control mode (presumably with assists) to do so?
  11. Gilbert grows up, @Nathan Wind.
  12. At least, in Resi 4, you knew that there was a run button.
  13. R0b

    Stream Deck

    Streamdecks are excellent devices. I didn't even use it for streaming for years, just a load of pleasant productivity, lighting and PC control tasks.
  14. MotionPlus was required to play SS.
  15. 100% this. Resi 4 is weirdly timeless, possibly because it was classic/outdated in its control on release. It just flows so well. Some proper pacing alchemy going on in that game.
  16. Something you guys might enjoy. 'PUBG' is becoming a franchise with other games under the title, so the game we're playing has been rebranded in Season 12.2 as PUBG Battlegrounds (those of you on test server will have clocked this already). Anyway, so I jumped into Photoshop for about 20 seconds and did a stupid tweet and, erm... oh dear. 19 DMs asking me for my source/how I knew is a sign that maybe it didn't hit right with everyone.
  17. The K2 is pretty normal, same TTK as the G36; nothing special. Maybe the recoil's just suiting you?
  18. You'll be matched with people within a certain range of your ranked level, yes - in fact you can't play with people who outrank you more than something like 3-4 ranks either way. I forget the exact number. No skill-based, technically, but you won't be thrown in with Diamond and Platinums. The 'sweats' don't hang out in normals to get their stats up, really - they're busy retaining their ranked levels, which degrade at the highest rank. A lot of ranked players only play ranked now. Public (normal) games are far less sweaty than ranked because there's nothing to lose. But the game's had campers since launch and I bet you camp sometimes, too.
  19. I kept myself in check the first day, but liked it from the first match. By day two it had really got its claws into me and I'm less measured. It's really, really good. Nice to look at, excellent driveability in geography all-round, some great hotdrops and I like the first tentative steps toward non-hostile wildlife with the startled birds. There are some breaks in the drivable terrain where it all gets a bit bumpy Sanhok 2.0, but this seems to be mostly in the South East and dedicated forest areas. The water-logged fields are a bit rough. IMO vehicular traversal is what makes or breaks an 8x8 map (unkind terrain is what makes Miramar too slow for a lot of players) and the DeLorean is an amazing vehicle straight off the bat. If you can drift a Coupe you'll enjoy the vehicle immediately. The new Mk-12 DMR is ridiculously powerful and the new K2 AR is rubbish. The underlying geography is so strong, and forests aren't too dense. It could potentially do with some more Erangel-esque defilades for when you need to be on foot, unsure. But then I'd complain that it compromised the vehicles. I've noticed they've been conservative in including many newer PUBG features to the map, which to me implies that they're eyeing it for ranked. No gliders, emergency pickups, emergency parachutes, spike traps, C4...some surprising omissions there. With the Gulag parachutists it'd be too much, though, so I get the removal of the emergency pickup (which, by the way, is excellent). No emergency parachute makes sense as there are barely any 5 stacks (again, refreshing). The Comeback BR (gulag) is objectively awful and I'd bet anything it's going to see some big tweaks. As an idea it's most valuable for those who drop and get RNG'd to death without firing a bullet in the first minutes, so cut that ridiculous 10 minute wait down and give them a chance to get back in the game or die doing so. It's also a campfest now as there's no incentive to fight (in fact the reverse is incentivised), so I think it should encourage fights by yanking you out of there as soon as you get a kill. Queue up a couple of gulag entries during Phase 1 rather than just having the one time event where everyone sits in fear. The self-revive is something different - a carriable item - and is perfect for the maturing BR genre in 2021. I've fallen foul of it a few times and I'm good with that - it's something new to learn and the vigilance kicks in quickly. It's a gift to solo squadders as long-range fights are transformed by the kits. They're rare, which is correct. The best thing PUBG could do is make people unthirstable in Phase 1 if knocked by an enemy within 20 metres.
  20. Crosspost from the PUBG thread: The first 8x8 map is out today on test server, I'm streaming it now. Rllmuk is my online home, while twitch is a strange place full of a big % of strangers, so I'd rather the forum isn't mentioned directly by its name, if that's all good. Come on by! https://www.twitch.tv/ghillieking_
  21. The first 8x8 map is out today on test server, I'm streaming it now. Rllmuk is my online home, while twitch is a strange place full of a big % of strangers, so I'd rather the forum isn't mentioned directly by its name, if that's all good. Come on by! https://www.twitch.tv/ghillieking_
  22. R0b

    Amiibo by Nintendo

    That's a longer release date timeframe than some of their games!
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