Jimbob

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  1. What Do You Want From Nintendo In 2021?

    I understand WiiU ports coming to Switch, the console itself only sold 13 million units and there's a lot of excellent software that only a small number of players experienced. So porting some games over to the Switch is easy money (plus 2020 being as it was, ports like Pikmin 3 was easy to get across), but they really ought to add some new stuff to the games. The Mario 3D Collection, as much as it's a good representation of classic Mario, i felt it lacked overall. We've got the anniversaries of some big franchises this year in the forms of Zelda, Metroid and Donkey Kong. I'd hopefully expect something similar to how they delivered Mario's 35th last year. I'd like them to add to the NSO gaming library with a new console or two, they're sitting on a gold mine of gaming history with the Gameboy, N64 and GameCube which as we know, can be ported to the Switch. Mario's 3D collection proves that. Releasing Animal Crossing around lockdown proved profitable, and Ring Fit certainly keeps selling.
  2. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Console is next to me, have a cable plugged into the USB C port for charging when i need to. Might end up getting an official charging dock, seeing how i now own 2 PS5 controllers (the 1st being repaired, the 2nd i have now)
  3. Last of Us Part II

    Finished over the weekend, might have taken me 6 months. But, that's my habit. Start playing games, put them down and come back months later
  4. bad stuff thread.

    Boiler broke yesterday, which is perfect timing for the cold spell we're having. 2nd time it's broke in a month, first time was December some point overnight. Woke to no power, so played around with some switches to find it was the boiler then. Had it fixed, worked again until yesterday. Luckily we've got an immersion tank for hot water, and we've got some heaters the landlord dropped round (give him credit where it's due here). He's sorting a new boiler out for next week hopefully.
  5. Job woes/wins

    Working my first Sunday shift in 9 years today. My place got strict on people doing them whilst working at home. They've said during this pandemic that WFH would be treated like working in the office, so shifts and working patterns remain the same. Including alternative ones, which mine fits into. Basically, until we move to the new building we're still based in the older one, meaning i can't get to it for the start time of 8am. So put in an alternative pattern request, so i would not work a Sunday but work the rota'd day off as if it was a Sunday, in this case would be either a Tuesday or Saturday. They decided to scrap these alternative patterns and not tell those affected, so cue some quite rude phonecalls from management asking why you're not working when you're rota says otherwise. Going through setting an alternative pattern again, but when we get to the new building it won't be needed as business hours change to accommodate people more, meaning everyone should be able to work any day of the week.
  6. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    So, had my first big issue with the PS5 today. The right triggers have completely packed in. As you can see, the trigger has a gap which when looking at the left trigger behind shouldn't exist. Was playing Valhalla, and it went. Have a spare controller luckily, have sorted a repair on this controller.
  7. Picked this up with a PSN giftcard i got for Christmas. Absolutely loving it, far better than Odyssey (which for me, was getting boring and tedious with too much filler). Playing a mail Eivor over female, went female in Odyssey Went from a Skyrim-esq feeling of the first few hours to the lush, green world of the Last Kingdom. Raids are great too. Still early on, but can see this one getting finished. And because it's Christmas, there's the Yule festival going on as well.
  8. Cyberpunk 2077 (10th December 2020)

    Think i'll wait until more of these bugs and issues have been ironed out before picking it up, i've got a few games to get through at the moment. And with Christmas coming up, probably will have a few more added to the pile
  9. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    First weekend with the PS5 done. Can't complain about it, did try out Maneater. Put the disk in, the option to upgrade it to the PS5 version popped up. Few button presses, and the PS4 version stopped installing and the PS5 version started downloading. Can't really tell the difference between the 4 and 5 versions outside the better lighting and frame rate. Had 2 crashes whilst playing (2 crashes in 5 hours of play) but I'm putting it down to the game being buggy. It had issues on PS4, I'm guessing the same issues have cropped up here. Frame rate drops a lot as well at times, so there that Think we'll probably get another stability update this coming week or so, and Insomniac are working on the Spider-Man patches. Once that's released, I'll move onto this.
  10. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Picked mine up from GAME around lunchtime yesterday. Was chatting with the staff, apparantly the queue from 11pm Wednesday stretched from the store right down the high street. They said they were still selling PS5's until 1:30am, compared to the Xbox Series X/S which they closed the store by half 12. Carrying it home, yep the box was heavy and my arm ached afterwards. First impressions of the machine. Outside of it's huge (because it is, it dwarfs over my works laptop) is it's a good machine. Compared to the noise of the PS4, it's much quieter. Have followed some guidelines online from people who said what to avoid for the time being (wired LAN, external drives and rest mode). However, did use rest mode to install Destiny 2 and Gran Turismo Sport with no issues. I'm fully expecting a few firmware updates in the coming weeks to sort things, so at least i can use the external drive for my PS4 titles. The haptic feedback on the DualSense is unreal, with the same company behind it as the HD rumble on the Switch it's certainly a good thing. Playing Astro Playroom yesterday for a bit, the controller and audio is something else. Got a full weekend ahead of gaming, so there's that.
  11. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Browsing twitter, it's not going to help @Julius confidence in Yodel. But some PS5 orders have been reported from Yodel as missing somewhere in transit. And a fair few people messaging GAME asking for their delivery fee refunded as they paid for DPD, but were swapped to Yodel's free delivery.
  12. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Add Hermes to that as well. Plans for launch weekend. Probably a combination of Astro and Miles Morales, Miles installing whilst playing Astro of course. Games i plan to install straight away, Destiny 2 is one of them as well as GT Sport. Would have left both on the external SSD, but have heard of some possible issues with using external drives at the moment and i don't want to risk it at present. Once i can, i'll be playing my PS4 games from the drive.
  13. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Had a text saying my PS5 is in store for collection tomorrow.
  14. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Hopefully that firmware update solves the rest mode, LAN and external drive issues that have been affecting users in the states.
  15. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    So it begins. Shame I can't play Miles Morales yet. But, I'll try the headset out later as it works on PS5
  16. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    It's weird that we'll get our new games and accessories tomorrow, but it's another week for the console. Sony love to tease.
  17. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    GAME messaged me, i can pre-pay for my console from today until the store closes on the 18th. Plan to pay tomorrow when i go to collect my copy of Sackboy, then it's a case of going in and picking it up on launch day. Did they email you at all, they did for me but cancelled my console order middle of October. Shopto usually are pretty good, but botching next gen launches isn't good for them.
  18. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Aren't Yodel the ones who literally throw parcels over fences? GAME stores re-opened in Wales yesterday, my local one was hounded by people asking about pre-payments for the PS5. At the moment, they're prioritising Xbox orders as that's out this week. From speaking to someone in-store yesterday myself, they should be in a position by either Friday or Monday to start pre-payments for the PS5. Was only down asking if they could hold my Sackboy pre-order and include it in the PS5 bag. ShopTo have started processing my Pulse 3D headset and Miles Morales.
  19. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Yeah, people have been talking about it on social media. As soon as you mention it was in a glass box, it goes quiet. Also, you won't be able to add internal SSD memory into the PS5 at launch Makes sense, seeing as there's not a lot out (if anything) that matches PS5 speeds
  20. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Yeah, I saw a rumour that Sony might bump the PS5 release up a few days as it's lockdown in the UK. But haven't found a credible source to link it. Apparently stores have stock in of the consoles, someone on a community page mentioned they went in to pay early and they put the PS5 on the counter and put a label on the box.
  21. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Both Sackboy and Miles Morales look set to arrive at the flat on the 12th, same as the new PS5 3D Pulse headset. I get the games releasing then, as the PS4 counterparts release that day so they're thinking "why not release both versions". It happened before with the PS4 launch, i had Black Flag and NBA 2K14 at home for a week before the PS4 arrived. Headset is a weird one, however have seen across the pond that the accessories have arrived early for some people too.
  22. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    People have said that the PS5 UI is game changing, this shows it.
  23. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    I'll get something internal down the line, this is mostly for anything i want to play BC. My local GAME tweeted out about in-store collections. I know Wales is coming out of lockdown on the 9th, so stores should re-open. They've started making back-up plans as England will be in lockdown over launch week for people to collect orders and pre-pay if they want to.
  24. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    That's fast. Bought a 1tb SSD and a external drive casing for extra storage on PS5. Was going to use a 1tb HDD, but these SSD speeds are promising and I think I'd rather have faster loading times with BC
  25. Playstation 5 Console Discussion

    Syndicate surprises me, i'd have thought Unity would have been the game that would have errors.