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  1. Done 2 Darkrai raids, 50% success at catching.  Thought it was a cert to be caught on the 1st raid, 2 spins and kick-out (not with a nice/great/excellent throw), so thought if i hit a great/excellent it'll go in.  But alas no.

    Did a raid yesterday during raid hour, same again but this time it caught with an excellent throw.

  2. 17 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    Funnily enough, just as strong as my nostalgia for the consoles themselves, I've also got massively fond memories of the tv series Games World. That was a big deal at that age, I loved every night of the week was a different theme/programme. Used to love Madame Pixel's Peep Parlour especially, think that was on Wednesdays. 

    Just on this part, you reminded of some TV series i used to watch.  Mostly Gamesmaster (as i reckon many of us watched here).  I also watched Gamesville (all i remember about this was that Guru they had) and one other i can't remember.

    Most of my gaming info came from the likes of N64 magazine, NGC Magazine and the Official Xbox Magazine.  Didn't bother with the likes of Edge or Gamesmaster, being a mostly Nintendo-only gamer in the 90's/00's they didn't have a lot on this.

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  3. I'm showing my age here, but the first console i "technically" had was a GrandStand


    I say technically, it was something my Dad owned from his days in the Army.  It was my first experience of gaming, and it was a good little machine.  Took (i think) those big round batteries (D i think).

    I can't remember which way around my first proper console arrived, but i did have both a Gameboy and an NES within a year of each other.  The NES i had for Christmas and the Gameboy for my Birthday.  Mostly had these because my Dad wanted to play, and the deal between him and my Mum was that he had to share.   The Gameboy came with Tetris, and the NES came with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt (complete with light gun).  I did get a few more games on both machines over the years, most notably Super Mario Land and Dr Mario on the Gameboy.

    Somewhere in the 90's, i asked for a SNES for Christmas.  However, i ended up with a Mega Drive II instead along with a copy of Columns 2, Super Hang On and World Cup Italia.  Went to a local market a few weeks later and picked up Sonic the Hedgehog (complete with the cheat code written on the cover).  No complaints with this machine, was the first games console that got me into gaming.  Before this, the Gameboy and NES were mostly shared machines for the family.  However, the Mega Drive was the first console exclusively for me. 

    I had other games for the Mega Drive, including Alien Soldier, TazMania, Toy Story and Aladdin.  I had borrowed Sonic 2 along with Sonic and Knuckles from my cousin around the time he got a PlayStation with Tomb Raider.  Can't say i missed not owning a SNES at the time, i was having a lot of fun with the Mega Drive.  However, because i had the Mega Drive, the Gameboy and NES became my sisters.  And she was not happy with sharing, and the urge to play Nintendo creeped up.  I was around the age of getting pocket money, and around the time of my birthday, i had saved some of it up and along with some birthday money, i nabbed myself a Gameboy Color


    Because of my sisters selfishness, my parents took her copy of Pokemon Red and gave it to me to go along with it (she kept Blue), i had also picked up a copy of Link's Awakening and re-acquired Tetris from a box in the attic (i did eventually get all the Gameboy games back when she threw them in the bin one day).  This was my own Gameboy, and i got my urge filled for Nintendo.  Because of this, i asked for an N64 for Christmas of 1999.

    I got one, along with Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64.  Both these games alone was more than enough to last.  It was around this time i had a paper round, so was able to buy the odd game here and there (wasn't a regular round, more cover for someone as and when).  It was also around this time i discovered that N64 games were expensive, so quite a few of my games came from Gamestation's pre-owned area.  The likes of Mario Kart 64, F-Zero X and Turok 2 were fine examples which cost me a couple of pounds instead of mega bucks.  The first N64 game i got new was Banjo Kazooie, which i got from my wages on the odd round.  Only a players choice copy, which wasn't expensive (that range of games was a godsend at times).  Majora's Mask followed in 2000, and so did Donkey Kong 64. 

    Ended up with a copy of GoldenEye and Perfect Dark down the line (Perfect Dark was from a friend, he got bored of gaming.  GoldeneEye i got at a carboot sale)

    The N64 was the era where i got into my gaming magazines, of course it was N64 magazine i purchased.  It was here i learned about E3 and the gaming world itself, so i knew when things were coming out.  More so, the GBA and GameCube, both machines i had a keen interest in getting.

    When i did get a GameCube and GameBoy Advance, these 2 machines were the last ones i got from my parents (well, they contributed to the GameCube, i got the GBA).  They nearly got me a Dreamcast, but went to the Nintendo route (and i guess i was lucky as the Dreamcast ended Sega's console business soon after).

    The rest as you say, is history.  I did get an Xbox 360 (the first non-Nintendo machine since the Mega Drive) over a Wii as i wasn't happy with the route Nintendo were going after the GameCube.  The 360 introduced me to the world of Online gaming (and the price tag).  I did get a Wii though a year or so later, but this era was the first era of owning 2 home consoles over just the 1 and a handheld.   Have owned a DS, 3DS and WiiU for Nintendo (can't say no to the Big N).

    I would have got a Xbox One, but the last straw was E3 2013 (i was growing tired of the 360 in the last 2 years leading to this, with their focus on media and Kinect coming through).  So for the first time, i got a PS4 and have loved it.  Unlike the 360, where i had 3 consoles in it's lifetime (Premium, Elite and Slim), the PS4 i have is the launch model i got nearly 6 years ago and it's still going strong.  And over a year ago, got a Nintendo Switch which rekindled my Nintendo love again.

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  4. People are hoping a delay will happen, but would the EU agree to another extension seeing as the last one they said this would be it.  Lot of people doing the march on Saturday.

    Once we either leave or remain in the EU, i'm not sure what the media will be able to talk about.

  5. Played about 1/2 hour earlier before work, i'm liking it so far.  Nice to have another game that uses some of the PS4 controller features, and as HoT said, this is only the 2nd game for this developer.  And it's a step up from what i've seen of it so far, no complaints here.

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  6. Watched Dynamite on ITV Hub in the end, there were some technical difficulties so i did get the Fite pass as a back-up.  Wasn't a bad show, strange hearing JR commentating on something other than a WWE broadcast.  Will be interesting how they go from here, and will the ratings continue to beat NXT.  Hopefully this might wake WWE up a bit and encourage some better RAW/Smackdown broadcasts.

  7. Probably not bothering with the SNES controller, if i do get something, it'll probably be one from 8bitDo or something.  Used one in the past, felt comfortable.

    In terms of games i'm looking forward to for the SNES online app, outside what is most likely obvious being the Donkey Kong Country trilogy, i'm hoping they bring Earthbound and (would they though, seeing as it would be a SNES mini selling point) Starfox 2

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  8. I'm guessing a Switch version of this will be coming in the not too distant future.

    As a mobile title, it's not bad.  Still getting used to the controls, but i'm liking it so far.  Saw the monthly fee to access a few items, not a chance unless it's included in the Switch online sub costs.

  9. This year there's certainly more coming to the Switch i'm interested in over the PS4.

    Pre-ordered (Physical)

    • Link's Awakening
    • Luigi's Mansion 3
    • Pokemon Sword/Shield (not decided which one to stick with)

    Going to get digitally

    • Ori and the Blind Forest
    • Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair


    • A Hat in Time

    Shovel Knight is a cert, but as that's coming as an update for me, it's not on the list.  If Silksong comes this year, i'll certainly get that as well.

    I look at some people's lists, and i do wonder how you'll find the time for all that.  I know Hero-of-Time seemingly has infinite time (i swear he's got a time machine or something), but respect if you can find the time.

  10. I re-bought Yooka Laylee on the Switch (well, won a £20 eshop card and it was on sale), considering getting this on the Switch to go alongside it.  So far, it looks good and much better than the first.  They have said that this style would suit the game better.

  11. I've been playing on/off the past week or so, first time in nearly a year.  Light level is high enough for raids/nightfalls etc, seems Bungie were right in making it easier to level up light quicker for low light players.

    I'm up for some raids, probably do a couple over the bank holiday weekend.  Can do some in the week as well, work permitting.  Never done any of the raids since getting Destiny 2, so i would be a complete novice on them.

  12. The Mummy (2017)

    Kind of encouraged to watch it by my partner, so i did.  I kept comparing it to the 1999 Brendan Fraser classic remake of the original 1932 movie, because the Tom Cruise reboot wasn't much good.  Too many holes, the Mummy itself of Princess Ahmenet wasn't very powerful compared to Imohtep.


    You probably couldn't handcuff Imohtep to hold him prisoner, or use sleeping darts to subdue him.  But somehow it was still possible to do so with Ahmenet, who was meant to have similar powers to Set.  I get the Mercury as a way to prevent Ahmenet escaping as she'd be alive still in the casket, but even those without air would eventually die (Imohtep had to be ressurected with the Book of the Dead, couldn't help but notice Ahmenet was able to possess people whilst locked in a coffin.

    Yeah, probably won't watch it again.  To me, this was worse than the 3rd Mummy movie (also starring Brendan Fraser).