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  1. That's good to hear, was slightly annoyed we (as in UK, EU etc) were getting the PAL versions. So far, so good. I've downloaded Mafia and Toy Story II from the classics to try over the weekend, if i can get off Sonic Origins that is
  2. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge (Switch, PS4, Xbox, PC)

    Decided on the Switch version last night, mostly because i have a few more friends on Switch who'll be interested in co-op play than on PS4. Played the first 2 levels, and i'm loving it. Lot's of nostalgia. Loved the notes where the boss flashes red when their health is getting low, as it was in the 80's and 90's games.
  3. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge (Switch, PS4, Xbox, PC)

    It's out for download now. See the Switch version is once again more expensive than other platforms, even with the 10% discount.
  4. House buying is the worst

    We've had 2 builders in to look at what needs doing, and her Mum had one in to give a quote. So we'll have 3 in (hopefully) in the next week or so. I'm estimating £15-£25k to fix everything. I plan to, once the quotes have come in.
  5. The Last of Us Part I (2nd September 2022)

    Looks nice to see the game looking (graphically) as good as Last of Us Part II, but kind of a waste really. Doesn't look like they'll have an upgrade path either for owners of the Remastered edition on PS4, so looks like it'll be £69.99 (or wait until it "might" pop up on PS+ 6 months to a year from now)
  6. Stray (19th July 2022)

    Added bonus that it's coming to PS+ Extra on Day 1, so definitely will check it out more so.
  7. House buying is the worst

    I had a walk around the house the other day, was allowed to raid the garden for plants to move over to my garden (it's our garden, but the Mrs doesn't care too much (if at all) about gardening). We also "borrowed" the TV as ours broke. I had only seen the downstairs, but ventured upstairs. It's worse than i thought it was. Two internal walls (luckily, not supporting) are like jelly if you remotely touch it with your hand. The ceilings are dire (we're talking holes big enough to put your head through). Few missing floorboards and one of the supporting walls needs fixing. However, the Mrs Mum is offering to pay for all structural work to be done if it means we buy it and move in. There is a small catch, only if it's not stupid costs.
  8. House buying is the worst

    So, the Mrs told me this morning that her Mum and Uncles want us to buy the house their parents lived in (recently, her Grandad passed away so it remains empty). They want to keep it within the family. And, as it's just me and the Mrs, they eyeing us up for it. It's in a better location for getting to/from the railway station and for the Mrs to get to work than where we are now. And the electrics and boiler are all brand new, only done 3-6 months ago. However, that's probably where the positives end. It's on a flood plain, which last year flooded (river is literally a stones throw away). The bathroom is downstairs, and it's tiny. The Mrs and her Mum (on separate occasions) struggled to fit in the shower/bath. There's no back garden, only a front garden (but it's fenced around, so pretty private). Structure-wise, possibly needs a new roof. Needs damp proofing as there's mould inside in parts. Bathroom would need moving and a new one installed upstairs in a bigger room (pipes would need moving, electrics redone in that room). And a new Kitchen is needed, it's very dated and small at the moment. So with the bathroom being moved, the room at back would be knocked through for the kitchen to be fitted. The other factor is, the last time we listened to her side of the family, we got screwed financially with our bathroom installation and we're still waiting on the electrician to finish the work they started (he's no cost as it's being paid by her step Dad, but that's not the point). On the financial side of it, we probably couldn't afford moving again so soon. We'd need legal fees and all that to cover the costs. And as we've just moved, those costs would possibly be swallowed with what we'd get back so far. Then, have to factor in the structural and cosmetic costs too. If we were still renting and didn't already own this house i'd probably be more in favour of it. As it stands, i'm against it because it'll basically screw us over (the cost of living atm is insane). She is more for it because of the family connection. The other thing is, we'd be giving up super fast internet (which is great for working from home) where we are now for something with an average of 30-50mpbs (and reliant on old copper BT lines), whilst we currently have fibre with speeds upwards of 200mpbs
  9. Sonic Origins (23rd June)

    Why so many versions, i'd have been happy (and most others) with just 1 version across all platforms. Will probably get the Switch version, unless it's more expensive than the PS5 version (probably will be, Nintendo tax and all that)
  10. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Did read somewhere that current PS+ subs get upgraded to the Extra tier for no charge with what remains of the current PS+, but can't find a source. I suppose the next question is, and i know it can't be answered now is, will Sony offer a discount for those on PS+ as it is to upgrade to the Premium tier (depending on what time you have left on your sub). I doubt Sony will be nice enough to allow those who've stacked PS+ for a few years to get Premium to run that long. Nintendo did similar with NSO if you upgraded to the Expansion Pass
  11. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    They've mentioned that PSNow subscribers get a free upgrade to PS+ Premium. But, no mention if PS+ subscribers get a similar upgrade, if that only to the Extra tier.
  12. Home Improvement / DIY

    Whoever fitted the kitchen in my house should be talked to. The panels under the kitchen cabinets, usually they're hooked onto the legs holding the cabinets up from the floor. Oh no, screwed in and the screw heads stripped and hidden under a glued piece of wood on top. Spent this past weekend redoing the panels. Think I have shares in Gorilla Glue now.
  13. Life is Strange: True Colours - Sept. 10th

    I agree with you on this. Yes, the characters were likeable. I came straight into this after LiSII, which in itself was ok at best. Wasn't a huge fan of how they did the 2nd game, but still. This is about the 3rd one. Story-wise, it was not that bad. Compared to the previous games, it felt weak in places The story itself felt rushed overall, sort of like they needed more time in the oven per say. It had some nice nods to the previous entries in the franchise, if just through Alex's clothing available on storefronts. There's more nods about, which I liked. The previous game had plenty of nods to LiS too as you'd expect
  14. Gran Turismo 7 (4th March 2022)

    Check your accounts, just had my 1 million credits pop up.
  15. Gran Turismo 7 (4th March 2022)

    Chuck the "always need to be online" requirement, and i'll be a happy person. A good step in the right direction for GT7. I'm especially looking forward to the Endurance races coming back.
  16. Gran Turismo 7 (4th March 2022)

    I get free to play titles like Fortnite having MTX, that's understandable. However, £70 games like GT7 cutting back on how much you can earn from racing in-game and pushing MTX is something else. GT Sport had MTX in a way, you could basically buy a car you wanted with real money instead of earning credits. I'm not a huge fan of MTX, especially in games where you've already paid (in this case) a premium to even play. If PD had it in the same way as GT Sport, probably wouldn't be as bad (still bad none the less, but at least you know that £3.99 will get you a car in-game instead of credits towards a car/parts etc.
  17. Home Improvement / DIY

    Not as such DIY, but we're having the bathroom done. I'll share some snaps when it's done, but it's been an adventure so far with a few issues. To name a few Electric blew twice when taking the old shower out, even with the switch in the fuse box switched off. Gas line was cut with a nail going right into it Water leakage from the newly installed pipes New shower tray cracked when installing
  18. Had planned to play this weekend, have to wait until Monday now as DPD had a request from someone to redeliver it then. No idea who requested a redelivery
  19. Cyberpunk 2077 (10th December 2020)

    It's out now, download away.
  20. The Wolf Among Us 2 (2023)

    The reveal promoted me to play through it on PS4 over the weekend. Now, if i took out PSNow, i could play it (and platinum it) a 3rd time (Vita, PS3 and 4)
  21. Cyberpunk 2077 (10th December 2020)

    Bumping this There's a stream at 3pm UK time today from CDProjekt regarding Cyberpunk 2077. Apparently, the PS5/XBSX/S versions may release today (rumoured)
  22. What Have You Bought?

    Bought a new bathroom, been delivered today and being fitted next week. Ordered tiles, they're being delivered next week when needed Yeah, back to being broke again for a while.
  23. UK Covid booster programme

    Had my booster on 29th December, was an absolute shambles. Got there early just in case there was a queue, which sure enough there was. Probably getting on for a quarter of a mile at a guess. Appointment was at 1:10pm, didn't even get to the desk for the first "check in" until probably 1:50pm maybe later. By the time I got to that desk area, the side doors were opened and they decided to let the 2pm onwards appointments go ahead of us, they reclassified the queue I was in as walk in. Some people behind and in front kicked off a bit, didn't blame them really. They had to change the queue again by the time I left the building. Did get a mild reaction this time, had a sore arm as before but had some flu like symptoms in top as well as my entire left arm aching
  24. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    It's been a pretty positive experience overall. The DualSense controller does make the DualShock 4 feel like something that came from a Fisher Price set. Only downside I've had is the DualSense that came with my PS5 broke after 6 weeks, however Sony's Customer Service was pretty good. Took about 10 days from when I called in to getting a replacement, which is still going strong nearly 11 months later. Probably would have had a replacement next day if it wasn't for lockdown. Would have gone to GAME and swapped it out. Having backwards compatibility to PS4 right out the box was ideal, it meant I didn't have to rush through and finish a game off or have to swap back across to the older system to play something. Plus, the DualSense works for PS4 titles, so didn't need to swap back to the DualShock, however even these work straight away on PS5 without needing a special adapter. Playing PS4 titles with a near solid 30/60fps was a great upgrade. More so using the SSD to run the games from, I have since bought an external SSD for PS4 games. PS5 games, can't fault what I've played. I'm not a huge fan of Sony's idea of upgrading PS4 games to PS5 versions at a small cost, when the likes of Microsoft with Xbox can offer Smart Delivery for last gen to next gen upgrades. Thats not to say that all upgrades on PS5 cost, some games like Crash 4, Little Nightmares 2 and Miles Morales were free PS4 to PS5 upgrades, whilst Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima were £10-20 upgrades. Playing Ratchet and Clank on PS5, that was impressive. Astro Playroom, well that was nothing short of a highlight showing off what the console can do. Overall, it's been a pretty good 1st year for PS5. 2022 is shaping up to be better, just hoping that stock issues are resolved by then so more people other than scalpers can buy a machine.
  25. Pikmin Bloom (mobile)

    Sent requests to everyone who posted a code above, for others mine is 8553 5584 7495 This weekend brings the first Pikmin Community Day. It'll be different to other games CD, get a badge for walking 10,000 steps in a day, seeds will grow faster and more nectar from fruits. Been finding the game pretty decent, nice for it to record steps without the game being open. Got an app on my phone which syncs my Samsung watch steps to Google Fit once a day. When i'm doing stuff like Ring Fit or making a cuppa, i don't tend to carry my phone around, so at least i'll get a few extra steps in.
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