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  1. 3 hours ago, Happenstance said:

    That casket match was where Shawn Michaels hurt his back, forcing him to retire from in-ring a bit later until 2002.

    Aye.  It also caused him a lot of issues which nearly cost him all his friends and his WWF/E career until he found faith, cleaned up and got back into shape.  The Summerslam 2002 match being his first back, he was strongly protected by Trips as to not re-aggravate his back issues.

  2. Never completed Skyward Sword on the Wii.  It's nice they've finally added controls suitable for handheld, which they kind of had to for Switch Lite owners or those who prefer playing in handheld over docked mode (i know many people who do).  Wonder what else they've changed to the game this time around.

  3. River Raids launch later today around 12pm.


    Also, there's some fixes coming in the patch (all details in the link, but the bigger ones for info)

    • Runes and used resources to upgrade Berserker gear will be returned to the player inventory when an item is lost.
    • Improved vibration feedback during fishing.
    • Addressed an issue that caused players to leave disguise mode if players perform any attack while riding.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented players from catching fish in the sea or on coastlines.
    • Addressed an issue that caused school of fish to take a long time to respawn after one was caught.
    • Items purchased at the Animus Store will only be given to players after returning to England from Vinland.
    • Changed predator charge attack animations to give players a little more time to react.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented fabric from being available.
    • Added date of purchase to items listed in the owned section of the store.
    • Removed diamond rune slots from gear set pieces other than torsos. Runes that were slotted into these will be returned to the player inventory.
    • Addressed various graphics or lighting issues.
    • Addressed various texture issues.
    • Addressed an issue that caused explosion VFX to be missing when oil jars explode. Oil jars will now go BOOM.
    • (PS4/PS5) The Muspell Warg mount will now burn with the fires of Hel!
    • The blood of your enemies will now soil all clothing.
    • Addressed various character or NPC animation issues.
    • Addressed various clipping issues.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented visual effects of the Draugr set to be displayed.
    • Addressed an issue that caused arrows to disappear from the quiver after reequipping the bow from the inventory

  4. Update on our boiler issues.  Electric board in the cupboard is faulty, it's sending a signal to the pump to run consistent and the boiler to fire up.  We had the heating valve changed, and in the process the boiler guy fried the hot water valve he replaced a few weeks ago.

    Electrician out on Monday to check all the wiring out, possible rewiring needed.  Landlord had to give the go ahead, but had little choice really.

    We can use the boiler, but have to cut the power after we've heated the flat through, otherwise it'll never go off even if we switch the heat setting off

  5. Having some boiler issues myself.  Started back in December, woke up to no power in the flat.  Process of elimination sourced it to the boiler (switched everything off, then switched things back on one by one).  Messaged the landlord, he bought over some heaters (luckily have an immersion for hot water as back-up, only have it on maximum an hour a day).  Problem fixed by an engineer, who noticed the drainage pipe from the boiler and condensate pipe was clogged.  So cleared these out, which should have been done during the yearly service.  January, it goes again.  This time, one of the 2 valves in the airing cupboard broke (the one providing hot water from the boiler).  Again, messaged the landlord and was fixed. 

    New issue started Tuesday.  Boiler started firing up outside of the times we had it set to run, which was weird.  Walking past the airing cupboard, could here the pump running.  No heating or hot water being provided, so weird why it was running.  This time, we've got 2 heaters ourselves as we've had issues (one in the living room, one which we use between the office and bedroom).  The airing cupboard itself had a weird smell, sort of a cross between damp, burning and stale cigarette smoke.  Messaged the landlord again, said about the issue.  He popped over, caught the smell and wasn't sure what it was.  Messaged the engineer, still waiting for him to come out.  In the meantime, it was worrying me a lot so i called a friend whose a boiler engineer and went through some things.  Even he said the pump seems on the way out, and will need changing and the electrics checked.  It's all been switched off as i don't fancy waking up to a burst pump.

    So, yay.  Cold nights and outside some electric heaters, no boiler for heat.

  6. Facebook for me is a way i keep in contact with some friends.  I don't actively post much these days, maybe a tag on an activity i'm doing or post some pictures.  But, i don't really go on a lot compared to a couple of years ago.  I feel better for it overall.  It does help that i block/unfollow people who bring the mood down.

    Twitter, i can't remember the last time i posted anything on that platform (i tell a lie, last actual tweet was in December.  It's mostly retweets since).  I mostly use it for keeping up to date with the latest gaming news, any breaking news going on in the world or reading live tweets of a show as it's airing.  Quite a few comments are toxic, most recently comments made about the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.  Some of them comments were vile to say the least.

    Instagram, it's linked to Facebook so i tend to post pictures/videos through this avenue which go onto Facebook.  Don't really browse it much.

    Reddit's not bad, if you follow the right channels and avoid the wrong ones.  Otherwise you'll get something that really isn't to taste.  Something more toxic than Twitter and Facebook combined, and stuff heading down the 4chan route.

    Mostly keep YouTube around for entertainment, i follow a few cookery channels and tend to do my fitness from videos posted on this.  So it's helping me in a positive way, one of the few platforms that do if i'm honest.

    Social media when used right is a great tool to keep in contact with friends/family.  When used wrong, it's one of the worst platforms which brings out the worst in people.

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  7. Good selection of games for PS+ this month.  Kind of a kick in the teeth slightly for those who bought Control Ultimate Edition in the recent sale.  There are calls for Sony to issue refunds for those who bought it, seeing as it's technically a pre-order as it's not out for 5 or so days yet (PS5 version).  Never know, could be a Man-eater situation where those who bought it get a refund (got a free PS5 upgrade for Man-eater myself as i owned the PS4 version)

    Concrete Genie is a great little game, colourful and beautiful all at the same time.

  8. 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.

  9. 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


    The ending, yeah i don't quite get it.  The game was building towards Ellie getting revenge for Abbie killing Joel, but didn't happen as expected.  The game should have ended around the farm, instead of Ellie going off for revenge.  She had a decent life sorted, but threw it all away.

    The Abbie sections were ok, but can see why people believed these to be filler content.  Sort of Naughty Dogs way of saying "you believe she's evil, but we want to show you a more humane side of her".  Did prefer using the crossbow over the bow and arrow, so there's that.   Even though Abbie's story was more flashbacks than anything, they were decent to learn more about her.  But they were drawn out too much in places, especially going into a flashback within flashback moments.  The Rat King boss, knew it was coming as i saw a Halloween lets play on PlayStation Access.  Felt too much like a Resi boss, and was tough when it would chase (instilling panic into you).

    Can see a 3rd game coming, if anything a finale to Ellies story.


  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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  13. 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


    I'm liking the settlement building again, which they've bought back from III and added some padding to it.  You need to work for these buildings, and you get some quests to go along with it.

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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  16. 5 hours ago, Julius said:

    So, Yodel is trending on Twitter in the UK now that a fair number of GAME and Very customers have cottoned on to the fact that has had me concerned for the last week :laughing:


    I've made peace with it for the most part, though I'm still annoyed at GAME for their blunder. I didn't see any issues with Yodel when shipping the Series X | S for Very last week, so fingers crossed! Also seen a couple of Amazon UK orders ending up with Hermes? Hopefully those here who ordered with them ended up with Logistics! :peace:

    What's everyone's plans for launch day/weekend? What are you all planning to play? And do any of you have a priority list of games to install? 

    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.