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  1. Hehehe! Yeah, the choice is just ridiculously overwhelming. So right now I'm jumping between several "smallish" games: Nobody Saves the World Pac-Man Museum+ Vampire Survivors Tunic Spelunky 2 Dead Cells And previously (since my last post in the gaming diary thread on here) I've played through: Exo One Hades Halo Infinite Mortal Kombat 11 Hitman III (also played 1 & 2 via this as well) Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master Trek to Yomi And outside of Game Pass: Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition Resident Evil 4 HD Project The Typing of the Dead: Overkill Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Neon Abyss As for what else I've got my eye on, will probably check out some of the post-Nintendo Rare stuff that I never got the chance to play back in the day and which is now available to me via xCloud. Also considering Assassins Creed Origins, which has just gone up. I've not had much luck with that series before but get the feeling the ancient Egyptian setting might help.
  2. I haven’t really been keeping up with gaming news lately, but it’s still going to feel weird if Nintendo don’t have some kind of showcase planned this month. To be honest though, at the moment I’m most looking forward to the Microsoft event (now there’s something I wouldn’t have said a few years ago! ) especially as I’m back on Game Pass and absolutely loving xCloud.
  3. Xbox Game Pass (Console & PC)

    Just a heads-up for anyone that might be interested, there's currently an offer of 3 months GamePass Ultimate for £1. It's not just reserved for new subscriptions either, I was able to resubscribe at that price. Not had Ultimate since cloud gaming became a thing but have to say I'm really impressed by it! Being able to instantly jump into any game on the service without having to install or update anything is just amazing! You definitely notice the reduced picture quality/compression, but it's no way near as bad as I was expecting, and the games I've tried so far have all been very responsive with no noticeable input lag. It's like some kind of video game magic. Also had a quick go on it via my phone, the smaller screen size definitely hides the picture quality issues (it looks super crisp on a small display) but using the various touch controls is far from ideal. It also seems to absolutely wreck your battery charge. So yeah, it's a bit of a novelty on mobile. Great on a PC monitor/TV though. Having instant access to so much stuff does make it even more difficult to focus on a single title though.
  4. Flipnote Archive

    Nice. I never uploaded that many unfortunately, but just checked it out and a few of mine are on there. This one was probably my favourite: https://flipnot.es/T2NA6GX Looks like the archive even identifies music used in a Flipnote, very cool.
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Pretty sure I just had it set to random, that's what I usually leave it on if custom stages aren't available. Anyway, cheers for the games. Was cool to play a bit of Smash again.
  6. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    Just a one-off though (for now...) as I'm currently on another NSO free trial. Reinstalled MK8DX the other day and played through a GP, it was not pretty. Man, my MK8 skills have been absolutely wrecked by playing so much MK Tour! I'm guessing because it's not a city/real-life based track like the majority of new courses in Tour. In which case, Merry Mountain will probably not have the "Tour" marker on it either, if that one makes it over to MK8DX as well. Ninja Hideaway is a great course though, probably the best from Tour TBH (the city ones can be pretty bland) so it's great that it made the jump to MK8.
  7. Mario Kart Tour (mobile)

    Looks like content swapping with Tour and 8DX with be going both ways.
  8. Elden Ring (25th February 2022)

    Well, I like what I'm hearing about the difficulty level in this review: But the current performance issues on PC mean that I'll probably still wait a while before picking it up. I guess Digital Foundry will chime in soon, be interesting to see what they make of it.
  9. Elden Ring (25th February 2022)

    I really want to get this, but at the same time... I don't want to get this. Although I (somehow) managed to make it through Dark Souls II and Bloodborne, they were both pretty stressful experiences for me. Nioh is definitely still my favourite when it comes to this type of game. Not that it wasn't also stressful, it most certainly was, but I think perhaps the setting was just more my cup of tea. Shall be keeping an eye on Elden Ring though, I'm especially interested in how it compares to the games I mentioned above in terms of difficulty.
  10. @Glen-i have you been able to check out the VR version of RE4 at all? That's something I'd quite like to try at some point. Supposedly the aiming in that version of the game is super intuitive. It could never be the definitive version though due to being censored.
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Probably not, no. Be funny if they did try to bring him (and SMK Mario) over though, as they already look hilarious in 3D karts, so plonking them on bikes would be even funnier.
  12. Is there no separate mod available for that kind of thing? I suppose mouse cursor control is an option with the PC version too, although I've not tried it myself. While gameplay with the default controller settings in RE4 is indeed pretty clunky (especially when returning to it after a long time playing modern games) it also tends to click quite quickly. I did enjoy IR aiming in the Wii version, but I also seem to recall it making the game less of a challenge as well.
  13. Don't think the original RE4 thread exists any more so posting this in here. It's a vid that highlights how amazing the fan-made RE4 HD Project is: I've played through the PC version of RE4 twice recently, first playing just the standard version, and then once again with the HD Project mod installed. And yeah, the mod is bloody incredible! They went so above and beyond with this thing, it really does amaze me just how much it improves the visuals while still perfectly retaining the feel of the original game. Top-notch work. Will be interesting to see exactly what direction Capcom take with their remaster, but I am super happy that they didn't get in the way of this one at least, as it is undoubtedly the finest way to experience Resident Evil 4. Also, RE4 now has the distinction of being the only video game that I have purchased 3 times! GCN, Wii & PC.
  14. Street Fighter 6 (2nd June 2023)

    Hopefully just in the same way that SFV was exclusive to PS4, i.e. also on PC.
  15. Cyberpunk 2077 (10th December 2020)

    I played 100+ hours of the launch version of this game, not a single crash. Updated to v1.5 the other day, started playing it... crash. Only happened the one time, thankfully, has been solid since. Still pretty amusing though. Anyway, jumped back into my main save and checked out the new apartments and various other stuff, it's pretty cool (I love the illuminated motorbike wheels ) but nothing really too exciting. I guess the main focus was sorting out the console versions though, so to be expected. It appears that I'm still locked out of completing 2 side jobs in my game as well, which is a shame. Playing this again does kind of make me want to start over with a new character though.
  16. Pokémon 25th Anniversary

    Lies! Where the hell is Pokémon Sleep!? No seriously... where is it?
  17. Mario Kart Tour (mobile)

    Sky Tour arrives tomorrow!: Always great when Super Circuit courses arrive in Tour, if only to be able to enjoy their music without the GBA fuzz. I wonder if they're going to be wrapping up new content in MK Tour now that the MK8 Booster Course pass has been announced?
  18. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Yeah, the Reverse races in MK Tour are pretty cool, I much prefer it to mirror mode as well. There are also Trick course variants (which add many more opportunities for tricks) plus R/T (reverse + trick combo) courses too! I get the feeling they probably won't bring that stuff over to MK8DX though, unless they also have plans to try and add it to the existing MK8 courses. Also starting to think characters jumping ship won't be a thing either, as they'd obviously have to rework them for bikes (which after playing so much Tour I actually forgot was a thing ) but you never know.
  19. Reviving the N-E Mario Kart League

    It's pretty crazy that the N-E MK League has been a thing for around 15 years now! And that 8 of those have been on MK8/MK8DX:
  20. This is by far the best looking game on the horizon for Switch at the moment I reckon, and it really feels as if HAL Laboratory are putting their heart and soul into it. I imagine the motivation of it being Kirby's 30th anniversary has played a part as well, but yeah, they definitely appear to be on to something special with this game. Those Mouthful Mode transformations are kind of creeping me out though.
  21. Reviving the N-E Mario Kart League

    Well, I remain unsubscribed to NSO and it's probably going to stay that way to be honest, so I'm out. I do hope there is enough interest in getting this up and running again though, as it's a great little N-E tradition that deserves to continue. Plus, I want it to still be a thing for when the next Mario Kart game gets released so I can join again then. BTW, if it does get revived @Glen-i, and you need a new logo then give us a shout.
  22. Nintendo Switch Sports

    Just like the MK8 DLC, I’m flabbergasted by how long this took to become a reality. Not that I’m particularly interested in it anyway, I mean Wii Sports and Resort were great and all, but it’s another case of been there, got the T-shirt. And yeah, the new look “Miis” are absolutely atrocious! Will be interesting to see if other “Wii” series games will be headed to Switch at some point… Do we reckon Nintendo has the balls to do Nintendo Switch Music?
  23. Splatoon 3

    So I guess the fact this thread didn’t get a bump after the direct is pretty telling. But is anybody hyped for Splatoon 3? I have to say I’m really not. Don’t see any need for another entry in the series on the current Switch either, I mean there’s a perfectly fine Splatoon game available already. Gives me the impression that Nintendo is really running low on new ideas, which is worrying.