Jimbob

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  1. Detective Pikachu - The Movie

    Thought the movie was pretty good, certainly bucked the trend for being a decent movie based on a gaming franchise.
  2. Remembering the Nintendo GameCube

    The GameCube was the last console i had bought for me (well, partially as i had money from my first paypacket and they topped it up). Got the console around my birthday from Virgin Megastores, they had an offer on where i got the console, memory card and 2 games for about £200(ish). Was the perfect console, and the one machine that i played consistently (well, as much as i could outside of college and work). Then the GBA/GC adapter came about, and that meant big-screen Gameboy games. Playing A Link to the Past and Minish Cap on the big screen was great, especially as batteries were not needed. It's a shame that Nintendo didn't carry on with the online play until the Wii days. Smash Melee and Mario Kart could have been epic online.
  3. Tough to pick just 5, however for now i'm going for Super Mario World A Link to the Past Super Metroid Donkey Kong Country F-Zero Bound to be edited before closure
  4. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    Enough is enough, 3 times it's gone to MP's and 3 times it's been rejected. MP's don't want a No Deal, they don't want her deal. They don't want to give us a 2nd vote, they don't want to revoke Article 50. Just what do they want, maybe it's about time they listened to the people again. But they made it clear they don't want to do that either.
  5. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    So MP's can't decide what they want Just bring it to the people, who are speaking quite loud and clear at present. Then once that's done, call a General Election.
  6. General Switch Discussion

    The way Sony and Microsoft have handled their more powerful PS4's and Xbox One machines, everything worked on any PS4/Xbox One right down to accessories. So it didn't matter which version of those machines you got, everything worked. Games were more optimized for the more powerful machines, but they worked on the lower tier models. Which is perfectly fine and it won't alienate the install base. However, they did replace the OG models with the Slim and S respectively, so i'm expecting the Switch mini to replace the current Switch. Maybe a lot of 3rd party accessories won't work on the new Switch models at the start, but i'm almost guaranteeing that 1st party stuff will work no problem. So Joy-cons, Pro Controllers, Docks and the GC adaptor will be fine. I'm guessing they'll provide iterations or updates to allow the 2nd and 3rd party accessories to work.
  7. General Switch Discussion

    As long as all current and future Switch games work on all models of the Switch, i can't see an issue. It does sound like it will, so that's a good thing. Making a Switch-lite and a Pro model, and discontinuing the current Switch is the most logical way forward. keeping the current model about will just confuse things.
  8. 3DS Console Discussion

    8 years today, the 3DS launched in Europe. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/03/anniversary_nintendo_3ds_launched_8_years_ago_today_in_europe
  9. Pokémon Go! (Android/iOS)

    I'm quite fortunate still with Newport, most people go in after the raids are done and only a few remain out. And as it's mostly an Instinct town (the area i'm in anyway), it's quite easy to get coins still.
  10. Click here for the full press coverage. Alternative source What that means is this, Disney own a great deal of content including Acquisition complements and enhances The Walt Disney Company’s ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options Transaction to include 21st Century Fox’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV businesses Popular entertainment properties including X-Men, Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic to join Disney’s portfolio Expands Disney’s direct-to-consumer offerings with addition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment content, capabilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia; Hulu stake becomes a controlling interest Addition of extensive international properties, including Star in India and Fox’s 39% ownership of Sky across Europe, enhances Disney’s position as a truly global entertainment company with world-class offerings in key regions Robert A. Iger to remain Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company through 2021 Newscorp (which will be owned by the Murdochs) is not included in the deal.
  11. I never played a lot of the NES library, until the Virtual Console came about that is. However, i did own a few titles on the original hardware. So, here's my Top 5. Super Mario Bros. 3 Paperboy Kirby's Adventure Tetris The Legend of Zelda
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    New Sprites are out on the board, Green themed until 6am Monday morning. Busy gaming weekend ahead between this, Splatfest and the special raid on Pokemon Go.
  13. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    Oh boy, here we go. The only way the EU will extend will be if there's a 2nd referendum or an election as you said @Kav. Going to be an interesting 24 hours again.
  14. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    The saying "You'll vote, and keep voting until we get the right answer" gives meaning after yesterdays vote. I'm pretty much sick of Brexit now, either we'll extend Article 50, withdraw it or leave with No Deal. If we extend or withdraw, there will most certainly be a General Election to follow. The Tories don't know which end their heads are these days.
  15. Playstation Plus Free Games

    It does feel like a slap in the face, seeing as basically 4 games have vanished from PS+ and now we only get PS4 titles (ok, 2 or 3 of the Vita/PS3 titles were cross-play with PS4, which bumped up number). And the price remains the same. On the opposite side, Xbox has 4 games all compatible with Xbox One (and the service is £10 cheaper a year).
  16. Wonder if they'll have Pokemon running around in the wild as they did with Let's Go. But at least we have something on a new mainline Pokemon title, which is good.
  17. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    Finished 2 games in February, the first being Pokemon Let's Go Eevee. Nice remake of what is basically Pokemon Yellow, had to play it entirely in handheld mode as i was getting annoyed with using one joy-con (and i didn't fancy buying a £40 Pokeball for one game (and Mew)). Taking the simple catching mechanics from Go, it serves as a good intro to the mainline Pokemon series for people who've only played Go. We know we're getting a new mainline Gen8 Pokemon game later this year, this sufficed. Beat the Elite 4 with relative ease, caught Mewtwo (and all 3 Legendary birds), cleared the challenging trainers across the map. Was decent, not rushing back to play a 2nd time anytime soon. However, the big highlight for me is this. After buying it initial release in 2011. and after buying it a 2nd time on PS4 in 2016, i've finally finished The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Played it on/off for 8 years though, probably would have cleared it sooner if i focused all my efforts on the game. The Dawnguard DLC was pretty good, loved being a Vampire hunter. Dragonborn was pretty good as well in terms of missions on offer, didn't finish this until i got the Drauger armour/weapon set. Hearthfire could have been better. Saw a video on YouTube the other day explaining that if they let you build a village surrounding your manor, it would have been better. Even though i owned a fair few houses, i kept my family in Whiterun as i felt it was home. A good central location, which favored my character. I did turn Nazeem into a set of clothes for hilarity mind.
  18. PlayStation Vita Console Discussion

    Got my Vita initially just after my PS4 purchase, loved that handheld. Very underrated, shame it wasn't supported as fruitfully by Sony directly with 1st party games. It could have been better and probably better received if you could use different memory cards than the ones that had the Vita logo on. It's a shame, but i'm thankful to have owned a Vita. Such good gaming memories from that machine.
  19. Shovel Knight

    If it means a better, polished game then that's more than fair.
  20. Hollow Knight

    That's not DLC, it's a sequel. More from Team Cherry can only be good.
  21. Nintendo Direct 13/02 10pm (UK time)

    Super Mario Maker 2. Never played the 1st, well never owned it but have played it. Probably will pick this up around launch. Bloodstained: Rituals of the Night looks interesting, i'll consider a purchase. Loved the Smash update. What's coming to 3.0, you'll have to wait. Assassin's Creed III. I'm already getting it on PS4 as part of the Odyssey season pass, but that looked terrible on Switch frame-rate wise. Unraveled two, already own it on PS4 on my backlog. Yoshi, i'm already getting. But a demo is good for those unsure. Tetris 99, It's addictive, got to the final 17 before being taken out. Deltarune i was not expecting anytime soon, but nice to see it on Switch this month.Link's Awakening, nice surprise. Getting used to how Link looks in the game, but looks nice overall. Will they keep the shopkeeper "Thief" in, who knows. That's what i got from the Direct, wasn't bothered too much about the rest.
  22. Nintendo Direct 13/02 10pm (UK time)

    Hopefully we'll get news on the SNES app for the Nintendo online service. I'm hoping to hear more on Yoshi and Animal Crossing. There are rumours of Mother 3 being localised.