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  1. 5 points
    Not to be outdone by Happenstance, I figured it was time to stop being so indecisive and just get involved.
  2. 3 points
    Thanks, I'll put in a bid.
  3. 3 points
    5th of April Wii U Discounts on the eShop; Wii U DiscountsSwap Blocks (WizByte Games, €3.49 / £2.80 until 16th Apr, regular price €4.99 / £3.99)Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME, €4.89 / £4.19 until 3rd May, regular price €6.99 / £5.99)Job the Leprechaun (Herrero, €1.49 / £1.34 until 19th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.69)REPTILIAN REBELLION (Herrero, €1.49 / £1.49 until 19th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.99)
  4. 3 points
    5th of April Switch eShop releases; Nintendo Switch eShop Urban Trial Playground (Tate Multimedia, €19.99 / £17.99) Spartan (Sinister Cyclops, €10.99 / £9.89) D/Generation (West Coast, €9.99 / £9.99) ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN III (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery (RAINYFROG, €8.99 / £7.99) Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) Octocopter: Double or Squids (TACS Games , €2.99 / £2.69) Sally’s Law (POLARIS-X, €9.99 / £8.99) Super Rocket Shootout (Plug In Digital, €9.99 / £8.99) Zombillie (Forever Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.49) MEMBRANE (Perfect Hat Games, €7.99 / £7.19) Nintendo Switch DLC A. O.T. 2: Additional Episode: “Biological Research Scout Mission” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €0.99 / £0.89) A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: “White Out” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €0.99 / £0.89) A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: “Proof of Expertise” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €0.99 / £0.89) A.O.T. 2: Additional Reiner Costume: “American Football Outfit” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €3.49 / £3.19) A.O.T. 2: Additional Bertholdt Costume: “Pajama Outfit” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €3.49 / £3.19) A.O.T. 2: Additional Annie Costume: “Motorcycle Outfit” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €3.49 / £3.19) A.O.T. 2: Additional Ymir Costume: “Pirate Outfit” (KOEI TECMO EUROPE, €3.49 / £3.19) LEGO Worlds: Showcase Collection Pack 1 (WB Games, Free) Pinball FX3 – Bethesda® Pinball (ZEN Studios, €10.99 / £9.89) Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing, €9.99 / £7.99) Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing, €9.99 / £7.99) Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing, €9.99 / £7.99) Chess Ultra X Purling London Bold Chess (Ripstone Publishing, €9.99 / £7.99) Pic-a-Pix Deluxe – Classic 04 (Lightwood Games, €2.99 / £2.99) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Atelier Series BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO, Free) Atelier Lydie & Suelle: GUST Titles BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO, Free) Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99) #Breakforcist Battle (Lucid Sheep Games, €7.99 / £6.99) 12 orbits (Roman Uhlig, €1.99 / £1.75) Nintendo Switch Discounts Xeodrifter (Atooi, €4.99 / £4.49 until 20th Apr, regular price €9.99 / £8.99 Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, €6.39 / £5.75 until 30th Apr, regular price €7.99 / £7.19) League of Evil (Ratalaika Games, €6.39 / £5.75 until 15th Apr, regular price €7.99 / £7.19) Hollow (Forever Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.99 until 19th Apr, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) Layers of Fear: Legacy (Bloober Team, €16.99 / £15.29 until 22nd Apr, regular price €19.99 / £17.99) The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games, €13.64 / £12.34 until 19th Apr, regular price €20.99 / £18.99) Aces of the Luftwaffe – Squadron (HandyGames, €9.99 / £8.99 until 26th Apr, regular price €14.99 / £13.49) Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Sometimes You, €7.19 / £6.47 until 4th Apr, regular price €7.99 / £7.19) Sling Ming (GoodNightBrave, €9.59 / £8.63 until 18th Apr, regular price €11.99 / £10.79)
  5. 2 points
    I've been in a bit of a Sega mood lately and decided to hunt down a Sega related podcast to listen to. Over the past couple of days i've listened to a few episodes from the Sega Bits guys. I quite like the format they have. They pick a game from any Sega era and spend an hour just discussing it. So far i've listened to discussions on the original Sonic The Hedgehog, Jet Set Radio and Power Stone. http://segabits.com/blog/category/podcast/ They have music from the game they are discussing playing in the background while they talk about it and hearing that 60hz Sonic music still rubs me the wrong way. I've also listened to a couple of episodes from the Dreamcast Junkyard guys. http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/p/podcast.html
  6. 2 points
    5th of April 3DS eShop discounts; Nintendo 3DS DiscountsFarming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, €6.79 / £5.09 until 12th Apr, regular price €19.99 / £14.99)Farming Simulator 18 (Focus Home Interactive, €14.99 / £12.49 until 12th Apr, regular price €29.99 / £24.99)Alphadia (KEMCO, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th Apr, regular price €9.99 / £8.99)Battleminer (Woobly Tooth, €2.79 / £2.79 until 19th Apr, regular price €3.99 / £3.99)Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth, €3.49 / £3.49 until 19th Apr, regular price €4.99 / £4.99)Chronus Arc (KEMCO, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th Apr, regular price €9.99 / £8.99)Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.19 / £1.07 until 26th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.69)Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.97 / £1.55 until 26th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.36)Frontier Days Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Ent., €4.49 / £4.29 until 26th Apr, regular price €5.99 / £5.79)Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth, €2.09 / £2.09 until 19th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.99)Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight, €2.95 / £2.66 until 19th Apr, regular price €7.99 / £7.19)The Legend of Dark Witch – Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent., €2.99 / £2.99 until 26th Apr, regular price €3.99 / £3.99)The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €2.09 / £2.09 until 19th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.99)Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth, €2.09 / £2.09 until 19th Apr, regular price €2.99 / £2.99)TOUCH BATTLE TANK – TAG COMBAT (CIRCLE Ent., €2.99 / £2.99 until 26th Apr, regular price €3.99 / £3.99)Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Ent., €2.99 / £2.99 until 26th Apr, regular price €3.99 / £3.99)Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent., €2.99 / £2.39 until 26th Apr, regular price €3.99 / £3.19)
  7. 2 points
    Final day of the eShop sale today, anyone doing some last minute purchases? I ended up with... Kamiko SteamWorld Dig SteamWorld Dig 2 Mutant Mudds Collection Gotcha Racing 2nd That last one wasn't actually part of the sale, but I liked the vibe of it (reminded me a bit of the Pocket Circuit mini-game in Yakuza Zero ) so picked that up too. Got pretty addicted to it over the Easter weekend actually. While the game certainly won't win any awards for its presentation (it looks like a Flash version of Micro Machines ) I found the gameplay quite fun. Not without faults though, some very iffy collision detection going on, and the sound effect when cars do "collide" is simply atrocious! Sounds like someone chucking an entire bag of Devil Bangers. The music is pretty cool though, in a cheesy 80's way that is. The game has that OTT Japanese hype to it (which I love ) and some of the items you get from the gachapon machine have hilarious names. The English used in the manual is quite something too. Despite enjoying the game myself, I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Unless of course they're also able to see the funny side of the low budget feel, and more importantly, find the gameplay loop of racing/grinding for parts from the gachapon tolerable. Here's the trailer for anyone that might be interested though:
  8. 1 point
    Absolutely crazy end to the Cardiff vs Wolves match. Wolves 1-0 up with 3 mins left in injury time. Cardiff get a pen but it's saved. 1 min left on the clock and Cardiff get another pen but this time they hit the crossbar. After the match, Warnock walks on to the pitch clapping at the fans and the Wolves manager follows him to shake his hand. While the camera is following them Warnock just turns around and screams "**** OFF!" at the Wolves manager and continues to walk away from him. Whole thing was hilarious.
  9. 1 point
    Well I downloaded the kindle sample of the book and it was the original French version so I’m scared to buy the full version now just in case their full kindle version is wrong as well.
  10. 1 point
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Legend-Final-Fantasy-VII/dp/B0719WMXRN Looks like it’s all about the various aspects so the development, the game itself, impact it had etc.
  11. 1 point
    Awesome Jet Set Radio is great but even after I beat it I didn't really feel like I had totally got to grips with it! I considered Phantasy Star Online recently but I'm pretty sure I'd never play it. I need to get around to picking up a replacement disc for Virtua Striker 2. Mine always aborts to the Dreamcast menu now, for some reason
  12. 1 point
    No, you're right, you do have to run into them in Hyrule Warriors to pick them up. I don't expect them to bring over the QoL improvements FE had for Hyrule Definitive. Love to be proven wrong though.
  13. 1 point
    Cheers. I'm quite excited to finally start my collection. The pad, VMUs and rumble pack came as a bundle. I even got a 3rd party rumble pack thrown in but that won't be getting used. The guy had a few other game that were new and sealed but I really had to hold back on them. My mate has still got his Dreamcast so I've asked to nick it off him ( he doesn't use it ) until I find one that I like on eBay. Hopefully I'll be playing a few of my games over the weekend.
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  15. 1 point
    Oh my daze! No way! Oh wait... It's a typo... That's mean, Nintendo...
  16. 1 point
    I don't think you can. I had a quick look myself. Maybe updating your payment info will help, changing your billing sddress to something British (is it Dutch at the moment?). But just have a chat with support, and say your British (I assume you are). I suspect they'll change it. But they will change it for everyone who you're sharing it with. I suspect that's not a problem. Dutch Netflix may have some things UK Netflix wont have, but I assume these things are few and far between. You will have to miss out on Bassie & Adriaan, if Dutch people succesfully campaign for it.
  17. 1 point
    Nah no worries, I didn't think you were implying anything , just posting my own experience and research, which was from a year a go so might be wrong or changed since then.
  18. 1 point
    Trying out some Star Trek ship prints. The Voyager one sliced ok but I'm having trouble with the others, there are gaps in the design that don't look right. As for this one, I'll be using some wood filler on it later and then some sanding to try and get rid of those ugly seams.
  19. 1 point
    I'm wasn't implying that there is anything wrong with framemeisters, just that now that the OSSC is on the market it offers a cheaper and, in some cases, better alternative. Framemeisters were really the only thing on the scene for a long time for this kind of thing but once OSSC launched I just wonder why people would choose a framemeister over one, especially given the hefty difference in price.
  20. 1 point
    If it helps, I'm happy with mine. I've posted a couple of pictures in this thread but they probably aren't good enough to determine the picture quality. Unless I'm remembering wrong or mixing them up, I do seem to recall the OSSC had some minor issues with some games that switched resolution in menus and such.
  21. 1 point
    I've been toying with getting one for a while now. I've watched a few videos of it running the older consoles and the image quality it produces its nuts.
  22. 1 point
    Yeah, I did consider an OSSC but the Framemeister can still do a heck of a lot, plus it's all contained in one neat little unit. I don't really like the way that the OSSC is kind of "open" with the board/chips etc exposed even when installed in a "case"... perhaps there's a reason for it, it still looks cool but I just figured that surely it would be a dust magnet, even if it can do quite a lot. It also seems to be creeping up in price for one with a case, about £200 it seems, I got my Framemeister for under £300 with about £100 worth of cables. Maybe I've made the wrong choice? I won't know until I start using it I suppose but in the meantime, I don't think it will go down in value at least and it seems to have ample connections. It just seemed easier to get into than the OSSC as well, the place where I got the cables from has had ones which are compatible with the Framemeister for a while now and while they also surely support the OSSC too, I guess I've just gone with what seems to be the more stable and known platform... a bit like going Windows 7 over Windows 10 I suppose... (that might be a rubbish analogy, I don't know) I'm happy with my decision at the moment though. Are you thinking about getting an OSSC then?
  23. 1 point
    "La-la lala la-la la lalala la-la lalala!" "G-I-A-N-T E-G-G!" *Chicken noise*
  24. 1 point
    I was playing on my Gamecube about a month back now. I had a quick go on Rogue Squadron II ( done a few missions ) and then fired up Billy Hatcher and played a couple of stages of that. What a stupidly catchy song.
  25. 1 point
    Tendak do some very good HDMI Splitters... I have one which carries HDMI signals to two different monitors and for one which has lots of ports for displaying many sources on the same display, I would advise picking this one up... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0734SYLJL/ref=pe_3187911_189395841_TE_dp_1 I haven't tried it out myself yet properly but it is a solid build quality, powered, comes with a small remote (optional as it has switches) and it just seems to be good all round, if you need more ports you could always run two together as well. I bought a Framemeister recently along with a load of those PackaPunch RGB cables for most of my consoles, so I'm intending on hooking up that splitter, the Framemeister and an RGB scart box at some point soon, so I'll let you all know how I get on. I also ordered an RGB modded N64 recently, so there's that to add into the mix as well, but in theory once it's all running through my AV system and capture device... I should be pretty well set up, I hope. It certainly is daunting though... I might do my own guide as I set it up, I may need to just so that I can figure it all out as I go along.
  26. 1 point
    Oh yeah, I agree that the games do seem to be very well crafted and polished. I'm certainly not outright dismissing them entirely, it's just that with so many games, choices have to be made sometimes so I won't be picking any of them up when they come out, even the ones that I have a fair bit of interest in as I just won't have the time. True enough, Jim is retreading a lot of old ground, I do think he's right on some level though, not all the time though and nothing is absolute. I may well play Far Cry 5 one day, it looks fun but I just can't justify buying it currently.
  27. 1 point
    I tried to do that as well, but didn't find any way to stop it. I've recently started using Netflix, and the streaming is good but I think they should really improve on options and organisation. There's another thing which I don't know if any of you guys know how to do. I'm sharing a Netflix account with my brothers, and we all live in different countries. The account was opened in Holland, and when I open it from here I have the Dutch catalog, not the English one (which is a shame, as the Dutch catalog seems to have way less movies and series). Do you know if there's any way I can access the catalog of this region with that account? I was hoping I could fix a certain profile to a region, but I can't find anywhere how to do something like that.
  28. 1 point
    Played through this (and the original game) recently for the first time, absolutely loved it! SteamWorld Dig 2 is easily my favourite indie title on Switch at the moment. Will be keeping a close eye on future Image & Form titles from now on, that's for sure. My initial completion stats: And 100%: Did you ever get back to this, assuming it was patched? I didn't encounter the glitch during my playthrough, but that may have just been luck. One thing I'm glad they did fix was the original menu icon for the game (that I somehow ended up with when I first installed it, and had to re-download to update) it was horrific! Not the kind of thing I'd usually be bothered about, but it really was quite offensive: I definitely get why there can be quite a lot of fuss about Switch menu icons.
  29. 1 point
    Also of note that HoT did not list is the free release of the Phantom Dust remake. I semi count that as being OG Xbox
  30. 1 point
    Yeah, I watched it the other day but its something that doesn't really bother me due to the games have great individual stories and cracking gameplay. It's like gaming comfort food. The formula they have got for their games is spot on and works for the intended audience. Also, I found this comment on Era about Jim to be spot on and hilarious. As much as I do enjoy Jim, his endless kicking off with the AAA space and garbage games on Steam is getting tiresome. If a AAA developer is doing well and their game is good, just like Far Cry 5, he kicks off over something. If a AAA game is bad and has microtransactions littered in it, he kicks off. Basically, they can't win.
  31. 1 point
    Tieing up the loose ends. First up was an optional challenge I set for myself: the twin guardians in Oolacile. I didn't get the tail from the first one, so I had to get them from the twins. I could cheese them with arrows from the relative safety of the cave. Did try it by killing one, but after I died to the last one in melee combat (I had to relearn its pattern), I fought them both outside like a man. Like usual, took plenty of tries, but I got them both, plus one of their tails. Black flamed the first one (while carefully dodging both), then the last one wasn't much trouble, apart from the fact it gives very few opportunities to cut it's tail. Then it was time to finally get rid of one of the first minibosses you encounter. Well, I say miniboss, but it's pretty big. The red drake or whatever it's called. To be honest, I think it may be the hardest boss in the game, as I don't see how you don't have to rely on luck to kill him. Luck as in: can I kill him before he flies up in the air and sets the bridge on fire. I mean, I heard you can cheese him with arrows as well, I tried it, but my arrows weren't strong enough at that point with my stats. He regenerates too fast. But in NG+ (spoiler alert, I had a very quick look in NG+), he's even much worse. He gains a ton of HP. Anyway, I did get lucky, he landed on the bridge, I gave him a wack, he did his forward fire breath attack, so I wacked him some more from underneath him. I got him before he did something I couldn't dodge. Before the fight I also finally got the infamous drake sword. At the start of the game, getting his tail was too tedious, and I didn't have any use for the sword anyway. After farming Anor Londo for a while, to get upgrade materials, it was time to meet Gwyn. I wanted to practice first, so I summoned Solaire for the first practice run. Also because I never summoned him in this playthough, and I wanted to see him in action at least once. That was a big mistake, as he could solo him pretty much. All I did was poke Gwyn once in a while. He was nearly dead. I did get to practice a parry / riposte on him, before I committed suicide so I could fight him "properly". This, combined with the fact that I keep hearing the "dlc" bosses are the hardest, gave me a false sense of security, and I expected him to be a cakewalk. This ehh, wasn't the case. He has some pretty fast attacks, good reach, and he's good at draining stamina. Plus you can't block all the damage, and healing is difficult. That said, he's indeed easier than the dlc bosses, though I'd say he's the hardest of the main bosses. Once you learn to keep a close eye to your stamina, and move away from him more (while trying not to get stuck on the terrain..), he's pretty doable. So after I finally thought I had his pattern down, and could beat him.. My controller broke. I'm not kidding. Fuck you Microsoft. The only piece of Xbox hardware I own, and it breaks due to normal use. The left bumper is now loose, which makes blocking a bit of a liability.. But I persevered, and defeated him even with a loose left bumper. I did abuse the hell out of black flame just to speed things up. Sadly I forgot to use a riposte on him as a final move. But dead he was. Finished the game as a sl48 pyromancer mage. After roughly 730 deaths (counter says 738 now, but several of them are from the NG+ red drake). Also, who wants my spare Titanite catchpoles? Epilogue: Had a very quick look at NG+. Things hit hard, but I survived the Asylum demon and the Taurus demon. Got passed the red drake. Then the first thing to kill me.. A hollow soldier, the one at the gate go Undeadburg.. Then I messed around with the red drake, but his health got quadruppled. I leveled up at Firelink shrine, and had better buffs available to me because of that, but I barely scratched him. I'll try using the red teardrop ring next, if that doesn't work, I'll leave it. I'll do the Gargoyles, hide several of my spare weapons in Undeadburg, and then quit the game, and wait for the remaster on Switch.
  32. 1 point
    Whelp! Looks like we've got a Nintendo Direct incoming shortly then!
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  35. 1 point
    Agreed, most of the sidequests are pretty crappy. There are some with kinda sweet stories involved, those I liked. but the "mechanics" to complete them are stupidly tedious.
  36. 1 point
    Final comment on Altered Carbon: no masterpiece, but perfectly enjoyable. I actually loved how everything came together in the last episode, even things that seemed like filler side stories at first. I can recommend Annihilation. Realism aside (not so much the fantastical stuff, but simply how they go about such an operation), a very enjoyable sci-fi with a suitably creepy atmosphere and trippy ending. That mutant boar thing, brr.. That said, this is something I would have like to see in the cinema. Where do I sent my complaints?
  37. 1 point
    SteamWorld Dig Review of the first game on Switch. Needless to say that SteamWorld Dig 2 is now top of my list... ...when the physical version launches in April. Expect a review of SteamWorld Dig 2 soon after then.
  38. 1 point
    Finished the game this evening. Just over 8 hours, 14 deaths ( IIRC ) and around 65% secrets found. After the credits I cracked on with finding the rest of the secrets. Sadly I'm locked out of 100% due to a glitch. Take note if you're aiming for 100% but have yet to start the game. When in a cave if you miss a gem there is a chance it won't respawn. The cave will be ticked as complete but you won't have the extra percentage for the gem. This happened in the cave in the Windy Plains area, leaving me at 85% complete in that area. On the steam forums it appears one of the developers has seen this glitch being discussed and said they will be looking into it. Despite this set back I loved the game to bits. It's a huge upgrade over the original game and another must have indie game for the Switch. I'll put the to one side until they sort a patch out. At least that frees me up for Golf Story. Silver linings and all that.
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    I've heard Framemeisters are for chumps and not worth the money.
  41. 0 points
    It never did get patched, despite the developers knowing about it. It really annoyed me, especially when they took the time to change something like the icon but left the glitch intact. It honestly soured me on the game and the developer.
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