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  1. 10 points
    Finally made the switch! [Click.] Friend code is 6860-0827-6011, if anyone would like to add me
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    Here is the final article for our Top Ten NES Games. Thanks to @RedShell for the awesome banner/side graphics and @Glen-i plus @Dcubed for organising this. Oh and thanks to everyone for voting of course. (my contribution was making the game banners in the article and getting it uploaded, which was a pleasure as always) Enjoy! And here's to the next one.
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    Its the best feeling! I hope it goes ok. I've spammed this everywhere now, but my ring arrived, I'm a crappy shot with my phone but: Unfortunately I did get stung with 20% VAT from the customs office and my poor love isn't here with me today, but its worth the wait/pennies
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    Animal Crossing Pocket Camp: Fire Emblem Heroes: Zelda Wiki: Oh how I wish that Zelda wiki one was real.
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    OK, I'm tired, but I wanna get up this nomination list before I call it a night. So I hope you don't mind me ending the nomination a little earlier. Out of 34 different games nominated, 14 of them got more than 1 nomination. To round the number up to at least 15, @Ugh first aid and I decided on one other game that neither of us nominated to bump up to this list. There are going to be some upset people from the cuts. So here it is, the SNES shortlist. Once again, a reminder of what to do now. Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone must choose 3 games to vote for. They also must be ordered from favourite to third favourite. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I reserve the right to both use and not use someone's reasons why they chose a game. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. I've also added the previous top ten articles to the opening post. As well as a link to this post. Voting closes on the 27th of April.
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    Here is the final article for our Top Ten Game Boy Games. Thanks to @RedShell for the amazing banner/side graphics (plus excellent advice for the in-article banners) and @Glen-i plus @Dcubed once again for organising this. Also thanks to the N-E community for contributing as this article truly wouldn't have been possible without your input. (my contribution was making the game banners in the article and getting it uploaded, which was a pleasure as always) Enjoy! And here's to the next one.
  7. 6 points
    I won! Kinda surprised since I only got 500-ish points.
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    He's still taking names as well. That Twitter handle was previously taken.
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    Excellent stuff, a very enjoyable read. Well done to everyone involved.
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    In a week I'll be moving house. Me and my girlfriend will be moving out of a house share into our own place.
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    It's my new favorite commuting game! People must be jealous, because I'm sure getting a lot of looks!
  15. 6 points
    I’m ok with this. Seen people banding about 64gb and 4K output. Ridiculous. 8gb of RAM also seems a little far-fetched, but not outside the realms of possibility. The most likely out of the 3 and would offer the most benefit in terms of cost to performance ratio. 64gb of on-board flash memory, on the other hand? No. Not when everyone and their mum can buy a 64gb micro SD card for, what, under a tenner? Nintendo loves profit margins, not going to happen. This is Nintendo. 2gb 3DS card waves hello. 4K is absurd when the two biggest flagship games don’t even run at 1080p (Zelda and Odyssey). I think aiming for 1080p60 for most in-house games and even 720/900p with a stable 30 or 60fps and a mild visual update for games like Xenoblade, Doom and Wolfenstein is a much better thing to aim at and certainly much more achievable at an acceptable price point. Fortnite, for example, running at 30fps is not cool, so get that up to 60 before thinking about 4K. Like with the Wii era and HD, 4K not in anywhere near as many homes as necessary for them to go for this now. Those” hardcore” gamers already have a PC, Xbox 1X or PS4 pro. Would I like to see BOTW in 4K? Hell yeah! But not at a $500+ price point. Plus I’d have to upgrade my TV, which I don’t want to do because I don’t have any 4K content to watch on it bar the odd YouTube stuff. Definitely worth waiting a couple of years or so until the tech becomes cheaper. It seems Nintendo implementing dynamic resolution in most of their big stuff will really help with achieving better stability (so stable - .1 increment update incoming). At a lower price point than the competition, while still offering rez bumps and better frame rates I’d be all over this, anything too pricey and I’d skip it, don’t see the immediate benefit of it at the current moment. So, if I could replace my already starting to crack Switch with something more sturdy, better designed and with the added benefit of an overall smoother (a stabler, yes stabler) experience, shut up and take my money.
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    Don't think it's quite as straightforward as that. I'm part of the existing Switch userbase (and somewhat of an enthusiast I suppose ) but reckon I'd be more interested in a Switch Lite, than a Pro. Man, who am I kidding, it'd be a bloody nightmare as I'd want both! But my point is, I don't really consider the current Switch to be a portable system, it's just way too big! So yeah, if the level of miniaturisation I'm imagining was technically possible (very much doubt it ) I would actually like a Switch that's similar in size to a Game Boy Micro or iPhone SE, something like... I think my "calculations" were correct and the above is all to scale, but it might not be. Basically a mini version of Switch that can easily fit inside a normal sized trouser pocket. Would love that so much. Yes, it'd be super fiddly to use. And sure, it'd be difficult to make out the odd bit of text in certain games. But I'd gladly accept those issues in order to have a truly portable Switch!
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    OK, yeah, I just realised that there's a better way to level the playing field. So disregard that. Instead, I'll just do a similar recalculation to the normal one. Team Glen-i's score will be divided by 3, then multiplied by 4. With that in mind, here's the scores. It doesn't count the bonuses from your team winning a GP. @Dcubed manages to hold onto top place and proves that Toadette is better than Toad. So that solves that question. Next week is a Players Choice night... with a twist. Shut up, it'll be fun! Next League Night: 28th March 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @viceview51 @martinist @RedShell As you've probably noticed, each GP will use one of the altered rulesets from the past three weeks. Think of it like a final exam. Or don't, it doesn't matter either way. Sign up Now!
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    Some new stages I've made: That DK themed one can absolutely tank the frame rate! (Nintendo clearly didn't anticipate my craziness ) Can't wait to try it online!
  19. 5 points
    A remake of XIII (originally from the GameCube generation) is coming to Switch amongst others:
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    You mean I can’t nominate the only SNES game with Wart in it?
  21. 5 points
    Not sure if this was already known, but a new mode has apparently been accidentally leaked in a recent commercial. Your friendly neighbourhood Intern strikes again.
  22. 5 points
    Switch Game Club inaugural shortlist Oh god the sheer excitement I present 2 games to you that fit the criteria of being quality and bringing variety, whilst also being under a tenner. If you have any other games you think are demanding of inclusion on this shortlist please speak up. Voting is by reactions to this post. Embrace innovation! Closing for votes Monday (8th) at 17:30. Furi Adventure, Fighting, Shooter, Action Currently GBP8.09 (55% off) “This supremely stylish, arcade-style dueling game is in the same intensely engaging vein as some of the greatest action games of all time - Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, No More Heroes, God Hand - specifically when it comes to boss fights” Games Radar “Furi distills the basic nature of things I find ‘cool’ and combines them into a stylistic, excessive boss gauntlet. It’s all here: anime cyborg ninjas, a pulsing neon aesthetic, an energetic synthy score, dynamic and responsive combat, and enemies that talk a whole lot of shit.” PC Gamer “The exciting, genre-bending combat of these intense, one-on-one duels, all rendered in super sleek neon tones and with enemy art direction from the creator of Afro Samurai, kept me entranced” IGN To vote for Furi leave a 'like' on this post with a 'Haha' The Gardens Between Puzzle Currently GBP8.99 (50% off) “A miniature meditative masterwork. This time-bending story is an impeccably crafted minimalist model of video game and puzzle design.” 4 / 5 – The Guardian “The Gardens Between is a masterpiece of minimalist storytelling, creating a shockingly moving, personal experience. Featuring a gorgeous, surrealist style and challenging but fair puzzles, this is a must-have title for anyone who enjoys puzzle games.” 9.5 / 10 – Gaming Trend “Along with mind-boggling goodness, the presentation is fantastic. The Gardens Between managed to suck me in and leave me begging for more.” Destructoid. To vote for The Gardens Between leave a 'like' on this post with a 'Confused' Lets do games!
  23. 5 points
    Nominations are now closed. Before I post the shortlist, I should point out that only 10 games got 2 or more nominations. Naturally, we can't have only 10 games and there's not much point in nominations if we end up putting every game on there. I planned for such an occasion, I got together with @Dcubed to decide on 5 games that only got 1 nomination that we decided should get through. Seeing as both of us did not nominate any of the games that got 1, we can be as impartial as possible. So, with that, it's time for the final votes. Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone must choose 3 games to vote for. They also must be ordered from favourite to third favourite. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I reserve the right to both use and not use someone's reasons why they chose a game. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. Voting closes on the 13th of April. Remember to keep what games you voted for secret.
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    With March over, here is a what I played and completed. I’ll not go into too much detail over most of them as I've discussed them in other threads over the course of the month. Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove (Switch) This is a game that I was very much looking forward to but was slightly disappointed by it after my first play through. The game was pretty short and it also suffers from a few bug issues. After finishing the game I decided to go after the in game achievements and this is where it really took a hold of me. The short play time became a non-issue because I was having to do so many runs through it to unlock the achievements and unlockables. I ended up spending a crazy amount of time on it, despite the technical issues it was suffering from. Batman: Enemy Within (PS4) I loved the first game and I was waiting for a decent price before snapping up the second. At the start of the month Amazon were selling the game for £8 and I immediately jumped on it for that price. I LOVED this and probably enjoyed it more than the original game. Seeing the Joker’s decent into madness and how I essentially pushed him there myself was a very interesting take to the story. Sometimes playing a TT game there are parts that drag or characters that I don’t really care for but I loved everything about his game and it’s sad that there will never be another in the series. Devil May Cry V (PS4) An amazing game that delivered in terms of gameplay and story. I just wish I had the skill to do some of the crazy combos that the game allows you to pull off. Capcom are on a streak at this start of this year with this, Resident Evil 2 and Onimusha all being released and all being top notch titles. Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4) I kinda started this back in October. A mate of mine bought it and wanted me to help him boost some of the online trophies. After I done that I shelved the game and never played through the campaign. The campaign started off great but it became very repetitive by the end of it. Most of the fights were the same and the story was pretty meh. It was annoying to constantly be fighting the same old characters over and over again and I think the game would have benefited more by having stories for each of the characters rather than having one big one. The game does play very well though and it is visually very stunning. It’s just a shame that the story mode is pretty bad. Captain Toad DLC (Switch) Loved this. Very short but very sweet DLC for one of my favourite Nintendo games. Its a few hours long if you try to do everything in the DLC and the last level, while not as hard as the base game, still offers up a nice challenge when trying to do the extra mission within it. Albedo: Eyes From Outer Space (PS4) This was a game I bought AGES ago when I was in the mood to do some trophy hunting but by the time I got around to playing it I was burnt out. I decided to scratch it off the backlog and play through it this month. It’s a very rough game that’s an hour or two long. For trophy/achievement hunters only. Burly Men At Sea (PS4) With PS+ being cheap this month I decided to re-subscribe. This was a game that I had added to the library when it was offer and I decided to play through one Saturday morning when I woke up at 4am and couldn’t get back to sleep. It’s a neat a little indie game that is pretty much a story based game. You control 3 burly men and you set out on an adventure that has you making various decisions that will ultimately give you an ending based of the decisions you make. It’s a shot game that encourages repeat play throughs. The short play time allows you to see a bunch of different decisions to be made and endings to be seen. You can probably see everything the game has to offer in around a couple of hours. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (3DS) This is quite possibly the final ever first party release for the ageing handheld and even though I have played through the Wii version of the game multiple times I did enjoy playing through this again. There are a few little things that are new to this version but for the most part the game is pretty much the same. It is a little easier due to the addition of the new hat mechanics that have been added but it still didn’t take away any of the enjoyment I had while playing the game. Shining the Holy Ark (Saturn) The banter in the Retro Thread is to blame for me playing through this again and I’m happy that the conversations in there lead me to do so because I had an absolute blast firing this up and playing through it for the first time in 20 years. The game is pretty difficult and it can run pretty sluggishly at times but I just can’t help but love the game. It’s one of my favourite Saturn titles and it really is the successor to Shining in the Darkness on the Mega Drive. First person dungeon crawling, grinding needed and a punishing consequence for failing is what was offered in the Mega Drive game and this remains true for this spiritual sequel. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch) This is another game that I’ve had in my backlog and never got around to playing. Absolutely adored this and I’m a little disappointed I left it sitting there for so long. Great pixel graphics, loved the character switching mechanic and amazing soundtrack all made for a short but fun experience. I wish I had played it sooner. Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PS4) With me enjoying the Switch version so much I ended up double dipping and buying the game for my PS4 as well. I heard the game ran more smoothly, had a better online experience and basically had less glitches than the Switch version and this was certainly was the case. I loved playing through it again. Master Blaster Zero 2 (Switch) This was my highlight from the most recent Nindie Direct. I was a huge fan of the original game and this certainly delivered on every front. It was more challenging and a lot longer than the first game, which were both welcome additions. I’m hoping Inti Creates shows the same kind of post release support that they showed with the first game. If this is the case then I will be definitely be buying any extra characters they do put out. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PS4) PS+ was recently on sale so I decided to re-subscribe. This was one of the games that was part of the service this month and I decided to give it a play through. I hadn’t played the game since it was released back on the 360 and I have to say that the gameplay does hold up very well. There were a lot of levels I thought were in this game but it seems I was thinking of the second game. The platinum was fun to nab purely because of the veteran glitch that now exists. No more trying to do Mile High over and over and over again on Veteran difficulty! I went through that hell on the 360 and was quite happy to bypass it this time. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (PS4) What a brilliant finale to the whole series. I can't go into too much detail about what happens as it would spoil it for those who haven't played it yet but all i'll say is that the ending was very satisfying. Like when a TV show you enjoyed has ended, you feel gutted and empty that you will no longer be seeing these characters again. As a side note, the trophies seem to be busted for the game. You can unlock them offline but you can't sync them to the server yet. Very weird. Hopefully they wil get fixed and automatically get added to my tally. Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch) I finished the main story of this pretty quickly and I was left feeling very meh about the whole thing but once I started doing the boss challenges the game started to click with me a little more. I ended up finishing all of the stages the game had to offer but there are still a shed load of collectables to pick up. I'm still debating whether to go for them all but seeing as I have now done the hardest parts of the game I may as well try to 100% it. It will probably be a case of picking away at it in between playing other games.
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    Next League Night: 4th April 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @viceview51 @martinist @RedShell Next week will be the last league night before Nintendo Labo: VR improves all of our lives. So to celebrate, we'll only be using characters who appeared on the Virtual Boy. What's that? You don't know which characters those are? You peasant! Let's use artwork from the Virtual Boy to show you then. Look at Yoshi there, wearing normal shoes! What's up with that!? And don't forget Wario! To keep in the spirit of the Virtual Boy, Yoshi players must choose either Red or Black. You're also free to use the Gold Glider if you have access to it. Sign up Now!
  27. 5 points
    It made an excellent wedge to hold a door open though, so there's that.
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    OK, the nominations are all tallied up. The shortlist consists of 22 games that all got at least 2 nominations. So it's time to get the Final Voting going. Just as a reminder... Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone must choose 3 games to vote for. They also must be ordered from favourite to third favourite. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I reserve the right to both use and not use someone's reasons why they chose a game. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. Here's an example of the kind of thing I'm looking for when you send your votes to me. The Fun Game series got robbed... You don't have to give a reason for voting if you don't want to, and they can be longer than that example, as long as it's clear which games you're placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Games will get 3, 2 or 1 point depending on where they are placed in your vote. Voting closes on Saturday 30th March. Oh, and Captain Obvious moment here, but keep your actual votes secret, you're free to talk about the games on the shortlist, but not which ones you actually voted for. I'm also gonna add a link to this post on the opening post for future reference.
  29. 5 points
    Who else read this to the tune of "guns don't kill people, rappers do"?
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    Hey everyone! Hope it's alright, but I joined the forums to be able to participate in the Top 10, because @Glen-i told me this was a thing, and it seemed really fun! I already cast my votes in PMs, but I figured I'd just make my presence known so it's not weird or abrupt when I partake in nominations when the next one opens up! So, hello, nice to meet you all! And I think my choices were pretty good if I do say so myself
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    Hot off the press, Joker is now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so long as you've already bought the season pass. The entire 3.0 update goes live today (17/04/2019) including a host of new features. (one which @RedShell will be very happy about) Of course Nintendo would choose to drop this video at around 3AM, ah well, it was worth watching and posting the article. Check it all out on the main page (click the above banner) it'll be nice to finally play as Joker... ...but first, sleep.
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    OMG! The Toy-Con Blaster is an absolute riot! It's no wonder Nintendo chose it for the VR Starter Kit, best Toy-Con of the entire Labo series so far I reckon. It features actual reload and firing mechanisms (powered by elastic bands ) which produce a super satisfying click and "recoil" effect every time you use it. The feedback feels great and syncs up perfectly with the in-game gun. It's just so much fun! The main blaster game is also pretty intense, with many targets to take out and limited time to do so. Luckily the slo-mo feature of the Toy-Con Blaster is very handy for setting up multiple shots. This is easily the most fun I've ever had playing Labo.
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    I really hope you don't have any kids.
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    Look who I found*: *made. Oh man, it's even more terrifying in VR! Nintendo, take note, Baby Face is the perfect character for your entry into the VR horror market.
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    I...am shocked to see that three of my picks haven't been mentioned by anybody else yet: Mega Man X Chrono Trigger Final Fantasy VI Donkey Kong Country Super Metroid And my 6th game hasn't been mentioned by anybody else, either!
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    Next League Night: 18th April 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @martinist @viceview51 @RedShell To celebrate Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD coming out for the Switch, I'm going to clumsily crowbar the most famous Final Fantasy game into this week's theme. The character choice will be a number of characters that are very loosely based on some of the party members of Final Fantasy VII. Who's based on who? I'll leave that to your imagination. Link Daisy Peach Morton Cat Peach Inkling Girl Dry Bones Sign up Now!
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    It's worth browsing through them just to stumble upon the Fawful description.
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    It is done. 693! That's how many flowers there are to collect in the game. Insane! As for the reward for getting 100%.... Yeah, totally not worth it. I was quite negative when I first finished the game but going for the 100% helped me appreciate certain things more. Doing the boss challenges is when the game clicked for me and from that point on it had its hooks in me. The game still has issues. The soundtrack is so bad, especially by Nintendo's standards. Also, collecting the craft pieces could have been handled in a much better way. It would have been far better to either get all of the missions at once or the game should count any objects you hit that will be in a future mission. I still think Woolly World is the superior game but I did end up enjoying this more than I thought I would. I look forward to seeing how many hours I've put into this. It's got to be close to 30.
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    That would explain his ability to play so many games in so little time - he's actually three people on one account.
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    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Tetris Balloon Kid The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Boy Camera
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    Alright, it's time. Time to take on the Final Boss of Golden Sun Lost Age (Wii U VC). Yep, I swapped the party around in between Lighthouses so that Felix and Isaac could fight on the same team. It means neither Sheba or Ivan get to be part of the main party but their synergy has helped get through this final dungeon anyway. So, here are everyone's equipment, classes and levels: Sheba got the Teleport Synergy which is amazing for travelling across the map... it's a shame that you get it right in the middle of the final dungeon because the airship couldn't even travel that well... I think I will take on the final boss later though... sleep might be a better idea!
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    Weird...I thought we had a topic for this already? I guess the initial announcement was in the indie thread or something. Anyway, here's a new trailer.
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    They absolutely have to nail the soundtrack on this! Make or break. If Yuzo Koshiro is involved, hopefully he'll continue to plagiarise *cough* take inspiration from late 80s/early 90s house:
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    This video just popped up in my YouTube feed, it's on Castle of Illusion mainly but features some of the other Disney games on the Mega Drive. If it hasn't been posted before, I figured at least @Happenstance and @Hero-of-Time might enjoy watching it. It certainly brought back some memories for me and it'll certainly be nice to play some of these classics once again.
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    Hi rare semi-sober post here for me. So i'm on my 3rd Mojito and I just realised that I've demolished a 3rd of a bottle of Bacardi in about an hour and a half. How can Mojito's get you so fucked up? I'm really feeling it! It's Reyn time!
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    Thanks for the matches everyone. I'm done for the night.
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    Late set of highlights before tonight’s festivities. that one @martinist