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About Kaepora_Gaebora

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  • Birthday 07/03/85

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    Theatre, films, football, nonsense
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    DS lite, 3DS, Wii, Wii U
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    Xbox 360
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    Super Mario 64
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    The Postman from Majoras Mask
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  1. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Thanks @S.C.G ❀️ Yeah I'm Xbox only when it comes to MH, my girlfriend actually has it on her PS4 and I half started a new go buuuut...I'd already put enough time in to the Xbox version so just carried on with that instead! Such a shame it doesn't have cross play, would be ideal for that, to be fair it still has a good community on Xbox, probably thanks to it being on game pass, but MR still well populated too 😎 Haven't played SoT for a little bit, love dipping in and out of it so be good to try and set sail together!
  2. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    You wut? A weapon couldn't GET more technical than the Lance, you clearly weren't thrusting it properly... No I get what you mean, love the Lance though, tried the Switch Axe on MHG but never found it as satisfying as the Lance, being in the thick of the action!
  3. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Looks like the Alatreon is coming next week, 9th July! Also some sort of streaming/announcement thing on Friday as well talking about what else is coming in the update πŸ’ͺ
  4. Xbox Series X - Christmas 2020

    From Phil Spencer's quote they aren't actually "partnering" with Facebook, more helping Mixer users to transition across to Facebook Gaming. They probably blew the budget on Ninja and it still made little to no impact. It's a shame as it's great you can stream directly from the console with little to no fuss, but I guess people have to use it for it to make business sense!
  5. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    And now I have finally played it and completed both games this afternoon... Bloody hell, how did we ever complete these games back in the day?! There's a rewind button you can use at any point in this and, because I wanted to keep the momentum going, I used it at any given opportunity. Too many times. Far, far to many πŸ˜‚ the patience I must have had as a kid! And the final battle with Scar is still just as difficult to get the right timing on the "throw" in! Still, a great nostalgia trip and brought back some amazing child hood memories, which I had wanted to avoid while it felt like a raw nerve due to my situation. I reckon I'll try and get all the achievements, a shame they don't have one for a "no rewind button" run as that would add a bit of spice to it. And due to my girlfriend getting an Xbox One AND Switch version for me at Christmas and not returning the Xbox version, I've played on that and we'll give my eldest the Switch version as a 4th Birthday present next week, he'll probably never get past the first level but he loves the film's ☺️
  6. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    I can finally play Disney's The Lion King and Aladdin game; after six long months I went to court, represented myself, and got my boys back! One of the first things my eldest told me was that he'd dressed up like Mario, and that him and his brother were like Mario and Luigi 😍
  7. Google Stadia

    Thought I'd give some impressions that no one was asking for having spent a bit of time playing on this over the weekend and today: - The UI is nice, very Google, and can clearly access the store, and your own games. - it seems to recognise that I'm playing with an Xbox controller which is nice, menu options and button prompts use the logos that match my Xbox controller. - decent selection of free games to start with, Destiny 2, PUBG, Gylt (the only exclusive I think) and a few more Now the biggie, actual game play. While I admire the attempt, it just doesn't work very well. I did the official website check of my speed which clocked in at 13mbs, not amazing but it said I'd be able to play in HD if not 4K. From my phone, I'm not too bothered about that. But sat near my router I played through some of Gylt and the controls weren't quite synced up properly all the time, and there were some stutters here and there too which took away from the overall experience. In the last hour I've tried to play the Panzer Dragoon remake as that's been launched free on Pro today; I've been out in the garden and where I was sat it kept dropping in and out of the WiFi signal, so I moved closer (still outside) and tried the signal test again to make sure (13mbs again) and it's played like dross, a stuttering mess of a game experience with audio crackling, controls about a second if not two behind the action and constant stopping and starting , before the WiFi signal went again, despite being in a good enough place for it. I thought about trying my 4G but a warning came up saying it could potentially use up about 20GB of data...well that's my monthly limit so until I do more research I didn't want to try that. I'm not going to buy any games on it, and will probably cancel the subscription once the free trial is over, but it doesn't seem to be as good a product as a beta xCloud is through my experience so far.
  8. Google Stadia

    Just read that this offer is now ending on the 2nd June... Can't imagine everyone is bursting the doors down to sign up but I've had to upgrade my phone to a Pixel 4 this week, and have an controller/phone clip on the way that was for xCloud, so reckon I'll download it and see what it's like, just using my Xbox controller though which is a shame, would be good to try out the official Stadia pad!
  9. Xbox Series X - Christmas 2020

    I remember when Titanfall was coming out, I pre ordered the 360 version (because I had one) and the One version too (didn't have) just in case, in the end I went for the console bundled with the game, so it'll be interesting to see how things like this and the Smart Delivery work for the business side of things; from a customer friendly POV I would have loved to buy Titanfall 360 and then jump to the One and carry on my experience, so the fact you'll be able to do that with the Series X is great from a customer POV. Just waiting on what the pricing structure will be for it to decide if I jump in or not straight away, it's good to know that if I want to get AC Valhalla for Christmas I could get it for my One and when I do upgrade to the Series X I won't have to start all over again or pay for the game again too.
  10. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    I've got to fight the Black Veiled VH on Friday night; my friend hasn't had as much time as me to get through Iceborne, he tried it last night both solo and with the SOS and failed every time, text me to say he'd unplugged his Xbox from the TV he was that annoyed with it πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I've unlocked the Stygian Zinogre, Furious Rajang and Raging Brachy quests but I've halted that at the moment for some achievement hunting, been collecting rare animals and working through the research logs at the mo, not getting any HR or MR points but it's nice to have a different objective for the moment before it all kicks off with those beasts again!
  11. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    I found exactly the same with Origins; I started it just after Odyssey came out, the setting sounded right up my street (for both Origins and Odyssey) but I couldn't get through it I found it so boring and uninspiring. At the time as well game time was very precious so I was filled with regret after every "I'll give it one more go" session!
  12. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Polished off the Iceborne story yesterday morning and found the Guiding Lands in the evening and broke through the MR ceiling, went in at MR41 which surprised me, thought it'd be much lower! Overall it's more of the same ("we've found the source, it's this monster!" *Kills monster* "wait, no, it wasn't that monster, it's THIS monster!" Rinse and repeat) but it shows off a good selection of the new monsters and, admittedly only on Xbox, but it's no wonder the achievement % are so low, it's bolt hard in places! Initially abit confused about the Guiding Lands, not really sure about the whole mash up theme of the map, but I'm sure once I put more time into it it'll make sense and hopefully be rewarding. I still stand by earlier comments that it misses a portable element to it (streaming or device lead) as this game is perfect for having the TV on in the background while you mine/farm for things you need. Having said that, the game is alot easier in that respect than past versions I've played, apart from affinity I've yet to come across anything negative wise in the skills section of armour/weapons, which means you aren't trying to charm anything out as well as in. And it does still need a proper solo element to it as well, again in my opinion, to help newer hunters get to grips with each monsters style and what not. But those are only minor gripes, it's a shame I'm on Xbox (behave) as community is great on this and I've loved playing with people on here; @Kav and @Blade on MH3U as my first taste of the game, and even just last year @RedShell @Glen-i @Dcubed @S.C.G and @Hero-of-Time on MHGU. I loved getting my friends together on the sofa and beating tough, tough monsters, the silence as it neared the end and then the eruption of cheering, hugging and joy at finally downing it, so that's been missed as well. One friend (who I played with in person back in 3U days and since) has it on Xbox still and we've been playing about one night a week with chat, which has had some great moments, but isn't quite the same as real life. Wish they'd get cross play into this at least! I'm still going to be playing this as my main game for the foreseeable, I've set myself a target to get to MR100 and HR100 as well so that I can be well placed to tackle the big monsters and get the big rewards, and also do some achievement hunting as well as I've found a great deal of mental reward in that recently, which is probably why I've not played as many Nintendo games during lockdown, and haven't touched AC in a good week now! Overall it's been great to finally put the time into this that I never really did on its launch and lose myself in a Monster Hunter game as well, muscle memory is a wonderful thing 😊
  13. Paper Mario: The Origami King

    I loved Color Splash; not as much as 64 or TTYD but it's still a really fun and funny game to play... https://www.n-europe.com/reviews/paper-mario-color-splash
  14. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Haha alright don't spoil it for me πŸ˜‚ Yeah it was abit of a nightmare on 4U, I just bloody love the Brachy, blinded by love! Saying that I'll keep an eye on other decent sets to see if I actually need it, if it becomes too much of a pain I'll stick to something else.
  15. Monster Hunter World (PS4)

    Defeated the Velkhana this morning; quite incredibly I solo'd it after a few goes where it beat the you know what out of me, I had a look at some tactics online, re arranged my decorations and what potions I took, and nailed it. After I got my carves in and the counter went down, the screen went black, the Xbox whirred abit...and the game crashed, and hadn't saved it as complete πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ Genuinely thought about never playing the game again for about 20 minutes, made a coffee and then thought if I don't do it now I never will, answered an SOS call and luckily the group was sensible and good hunters, and we took it down with one faint remaining. Someone did attempt to capture it though on a slay quest πŸ™ˆ I've only done a handful of optional quests to get either certain parts or upgrade mantles etc, so I'm looking forward to breaking through the MR ceiling and unlocking more monsters and, I've now got a decent Velkhana ice weapon that'll help me against Raging Brachy when I get to that, and a Nergigante Lance that's high on elderseal and dragon damage too.