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  1. I'm not expecting any announcement on Switch 2 (or whatever they'll call it) later. They'll probably hinder any current Switch sales over the holiday period, especially with the new Mario OLED model out now. Hopefully the rumoured Metroid Prime 2 and 3 remakes are incoming (possible shadow drop)
  2. Fitness Boxing

    Not really. As Ashley mentioned, the 1st and 2nd games are very similar. Just the music between both is different, so you may as well dig into the 2nd.
  3. Job woes/wins

    I just don't understand their logic at times. I just chuckle when i see things coming out about issues i've raised, but they deny it's happening until it is too late. It's quite funny seeing management running around in a frizz, when if they acted upon issues earlier it would have been much better.
  4. Job woes/wins

    You know as they say, snitches get stitches. That's true. Most of the screw-ups are happening on cases worth half a million in revenue, which in turn is costing us through fines and penalties for not completing on-time.
  5. Job woes/wins

    We have this new policy on the team. "Screw up everything, get even more work to do. Work well to a degree, get your work taken off you" It's happened on a element of a project i do. Two others have not been doing their parts (at all or correctly), so i raised my concerns about it and asked if their part of it could be transferred over to me. Resulted in those who screw up their part getting the whole lot. Great.
  6. Strange how the deal between Microsoft and Sony doesn't specify a time compared to other deals agreed. Based on Monday, it would seem that there are some legal things left to tidy up only between CMA and Microsoft. CMA sort of has had enough of the mess they created.
  7. Be interesting to see what happens the next couple of days. Microsoft could close this deal by Friday at the earliest. I'm assuming they'll be in discussion with the CMA imminently (if not already)
  8. Tetris 99 -- Available Today

    You can, yes
  9. The death of Twitter

    I'm in the boat of "Elon forgot to pay the bill" Was funny, i reached the tweet limit Saturday evening during the "Money in the Bank" Premium event. Both amusing and frustrating at the same time.
  10. E3 (1995-2022) Memories

    It's dead. It's not coming back (at least as it was).
  11. Job woes/wins

    Got my usual reward for my hard work this past month. Another security incident raised against me, one i can't appeal or do anything about as it's locked down. Cheers for that. Nice to know I'm appreciated. Shame similar isn't done to my so called colleagues, who will literally act like petulant children when asked to do anything outside of "browse the internet"
  12. Just had a thought. They'll have to re-work the Psycho Mantis battle in MGS1 into something different. Realistically, as it stands it would be difficult as controllers are now wireless and memory is built in.
  13. Yeah, that was a weak(ish) show. Seeing how fluid Spider-Man 2's transitions from Spidy to Miles though, that was impressive. Can see why Insomniac said it's only for PS5. Nice to see that Snake Eater remake is real, and a nice surprise to see a MGS Collection coming in Autumn. The Project Q device, yeah that's not for me. Nice cheeky tweet from Xbox there. Outside of that though, that was about it for what i was interested in games-wise. Few games i'll be interested in seeing more of as time goes on, but the whole thing felt a little flat. Fair enough, Sony have come out the PS5 gate strong in the 2 1/2 years or so it's been out, so expected some slowdown here. Showcase felt more of a Indie+ showcase, which overall isn't a bad thing.
  14. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    If PlayStation offered a cloud-based service akin to Xbox (e.g. not needing the PS5 to play PS5 games) with this new Project Q device, i'd probably be more interested. But as it is, it's not something i'm overly interested in.
  15. Hoping they've done something more than a simple re-release with graphics as are, but a framerate/HD boost.
  16. Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater

    It's going to be weird playing a MGS game without any Kojima input, Snake Eater is my favourite of the whole franchise.
  17. Old NE Members

    36, nearly 37. Jeez. And i'm 3 years off being on N-Europe 20 years. Actually, probably over that if you add in the previous iterations of the site as well.
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

    ShopTo delivered early, which surprised me. Just as i was going to go out for lunch as well, so decided to put an hour in. So far, so good.
  19. The Wrasslin' thread

    Night 1 was the better night. Someone compared it to Night 1 run under Trips, Night 2 under Vince. Wasn't a bad show overall, like you said, there were some definite wrong results.
  20. E3 (1995-2022) Memories

    There were people saying that just these 2 minutes won Sony that entire generation. Coupled with this There were rumours (how true they are, who knows) that Sony were going the Xbox route, but changed to what we saw after the backlash.
  21. E3 (1995-2022) Memories

    First memories of E3 was late 90's. Didn't know what it was, but the gaming magazines were usually bumper editions filled with all the news on games and hardware coming soon. I remember the E3 edition of N64 Magazine around June 1999 when they had a huge piece on what would become Majora's Mask just 4-6 months later. Didn't really start to watch the conferences until around 2004, but even then i watched highlights. Wasn't until 2008 onwards that i started watching them live. Used to book a few days off work to watch E3. I know in the UK, most stuff didn't start until 5-6pm. But i used to work until 8/9pm then, so i used to miss a chunk. Soon as i knew the E3 dates and leave was available, i booked it. There are so many highlights, both good and bad. Just some spring to mind for me Mr Caffeine E3 2013 Peggle 2 Konami's infamous E3 Kinect (you know) Wii Music Always tried to watch the Giant Bomb coverage as best as possible, that was usually pretty entertaining to say the least. And Nintendo's Treehouse after it's bumper Direct aired. In more recent years, PlayStation Access used to do something similar to the Treehouse with live demos and interviews as the day went on.
  22. I read the same. Someone i know in a local gaming groups WiiU had this very error happen to them. Could be anything that's caused it, but it is definitely worrying if you want to replay Xenoblade or Wind Waker HD (or anything that wasn't ported to Switch).
  23. Did pick up BoxBoy on the 3DS eShop, final purchase i think. Good prices on the Steamworld titles, would pick them up but already own them on PlayStation. Won't pick up anything on WiiU, my power cable for the console snapped and i don't think i'll be getting another one anytime soon.
  24. Your Gaming Diary 2023

    Two more games completed this past week. A Memoir Blue - Short and sweet interactive poem-esq game (about an hour to play through 1st time). Recommended by some, so thought i'd give it a go before it left Gamepass. Gears of War 4 - Been on my Gamepass list for a while. More of what makes Gears as it is, with some nice additions. I did notice though that it seemed to end abruptly, was expecting another chapter or two.
  25. Your Gaming Diary 2023

    Working through my backlog still. With that said, i can tick Death Stranding off that list. A game made by the great Hideo Kojima, it's definitely got the weird and the wonderful all encapsulated into one showcase. Interesting story, once it got going. Didn't fully understand it going in, nor still do I fully understand it now. Over my adventures of Postal Delivery with Norman Reedus, I left the world a little easier to get around at least for other players. That's one good feature of this game, and one that is optional as well. There's still bits to do, but I think I'll leave it for now