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  1. On 09/02/2020 at 4:59 PM, Happenstance said:

    Project A Parts I & II

    Been in a Jackie Chan mood again lately so as a load of his older movies have been getting re-releases on blu ray thanks to Eureka Classics and 88 Films I’ve been able to start watching more of them.

    The Project A films were pretty great with Jackie’s usual amazing fights, stunt work and comedy along with some pirates thrown in this time.
     

    I’m looking forward to working my way through more of his films. Planning on getting Drunken Master next while I wait for more of the Police Story series to get released.

    I got a bunch of them from when they were produced by Hong Kong Legends, absolute classics.

    Which isn't what i can say about Rambo: Last Blood.  I get why Rambo was bought back in 2008/9, it was brutal and hard hitting but was a decent movie.  This however wasn't, and i agree with some of the reviews which said it felt more like someone hit the "gore" button over the "decent story" button.

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  2. Finished Assassins Creed Brotherhood earlier today.  Nice follow on from II, few weak points which include locking weapons and armour behind early versions of a paywall.  The Romulan armour looks pretty decent, even of the above weakness.  Final part felt a bit rushed, but none the less decent enough.

    Quite enjoyed the random attacks around the countryside part of Rome, keeps you on your toes at least.

    Moved right onto Revelations, thought might as well finish the Ezio trilogy straight off

     

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  3. As the Withdrawal deal has gone through and signed by both parties, there's not a lot for the media to go for.  Pretty much after the GE, things went quiet.  Did hear the first Parliamentary vote went in Tory favour, but after that pretty quiet.  I had to dig a little to find out how the Lords voted and the signing of the Withdrawal deal.  The real battle happens after January 31st when the UK starts sorting it's deals out with everyone including the EU, so expect media coverage to strike up between then and January 1st 2021. 


  4. So, who watched the Rumble?

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    Having Charlotte winning the Women's Rumble, meh.  Wasn't happy with this result as she didn't need the win, but probably only got it to keep Ric happy.  Honestly should have been someone from NXT personally, but that's just me.   Thought for a second they might do a double with Mighty Molly as one entrant and Molly as another (ala 3 faces of Foley from Rumble past).

    Daniel Bryan vs The Fiend.  Actually thought this was a decent match overall, but i can't see this feud going much further unless it's inside Hell in a Cell

    Men's Rumble, Brock literally dominated until Drew McIntyre came out.  Could tell the fans were happy to have Brock eliminated and not go on to win.  Nice to see MVP making an appearance (all but brief).  Apparently he's on a short term deal with the WWE as he was on RAW last night, so watch this space, but the big one was Edge.  After 2011 and being told to retire, thought he could never come back.  But he was taking bump after bump, but obviously protecting his neck.  Did hear AEW were trying to get him, but WWE offered more and he took their deal.  Heard he's going to be a special attraction, which makes sense.  Nice to have Drew win, and he's going to Mania to face Brock.

    Becky vs Asuka was a highlight for me.  Great match, but with Charlotte winning the Rumble it's looking set to be Becky vs Charlotte and we can probably guess whose going to win this one.

    The Smackdown Women's match was a little meh, but can't blame it as it followed the Women's Rumble.

    Reigns vs Corbin.  I'm a fan of Baron Corbin, but this match was close to fast forwarded.

     


  5. 3 hours ago, Hero-of-Time said:

    I played through both of these last year and you are spot on about the faces in ACII. Some of the animations are absolutely hilarious. :D It really does show you just how far we've come in terms of graphics and animations. I think more often than not we forget what older games actually look and ran like and it's not until you go back and play them that you realise that certain things are pretty rough when compared to what we have now.

    Are you rolling straight into Revelations once you finish Brotherhood? I planned on finishing the collection last year but was completely burnt out by the time I got to it. It's certainly on my to do list this year though as I want the collection stuck on the complete shelf, after owning it for a number of years.

    I plan to get Revelations done straight after Brotherhood, then i'll probably take a break before cracking on with Assassin's Creed III

    It's the remaster face animations which are hilarious, i did hear that II's faces in the original game were decent.  But they look hilarious in the remaster, Brotherhood faces at least look tidier and more fluid in comparison.  Going back to the older formula Assassin's Creed games took a little getting used to, playing Origins and Odyssey with the refinements i've taken as standard now.


  6. Finished, and Platinum'd Assassin's Creed II Remastered over the weekend.  It's not the hardest game in the world to Platinum, but as i enjoyed this game a lot i thought it was worth doing again.  Did originally get 1000/1000 gamerscore on Xbox 360 when it first came out.  Game was as good as before, the facial animations however are something to be questioned.  Some of them look freaky at the best of times, however looking past that and you've still got a great game.

    Made a start on Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Sunday.  Up to Memory 3 so far, have approx 35% Rome rebuilt already and most Borgia towers down.

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  7. 1 hour ago, bob said:

    So I think i'm up to 12 or 13 shrines now; three towers and around four or five of those korok turds. 


    The last shrine I did was pretty hard. Rather than being a puzzle, I had to fight a robot spider with a sword and shield. I do not like the combat in this game. It is complicated, and fiddly, and I am shit at it. Luckily, I had some haute cuisine packed away that gave me a shit-ton of yellow hearts, so I had enough life to fail my way into beating the spider-knight. It did end up destroying most of my shields, and all of my swords. By the end, I was wafting it with a leaf and chucking bombs. 


    Not sure where the best place to get new swords is? They don't seem to appear with the same frequency that i break them. Most of the time I seem to be using skeleton arms since they are the only thing that ever drops from enemies.


     

    I've had some luck in the past finding swords around Moblin camps and various treasure chests dotted around the ruins of military camps, they refresh after a blood moon.  I've been fortunate to get a sword from one chest, the blood moon came and i got another soon afterwards.

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  8. I have a plan to not buy any games until Spring, i want to at least make a dent in my backlog.  Which grew a bit at Christmas, the Mrs bought me Doom on PS4. I also had a PS4 voucher and i picked up the Ezio Collection and Shadow of War.  Did finish Concrete Genie just after Christmas, and i had planned to finish another game, but this blasted bug hit and knocked me for six (still have the remnants now)

    Probably halfway through Assassin's Creed II now, and have made a start on Doom.  Hoping to get both done by the middle of the month.

    Games i'm looking forward to this year, there's a few

    • Animal Crossing New Horizons
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • Last of Us Part 2
    • Doom Eternal*
    • Watch Dogs Legion**

    *Possibly birthday present

    **Possible PS5 launch title.

    Probably be a few Switch titles in the mix, that would depend on any upcoming Nintendo Directs

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  9. The past few months I've been noticing how lazy some people on my team are.  Instead of actually doing work, they've spent half the day on Reddit and Wikipedia.  Even going as far as hiding any piece of work that involved effort into a folder marked "can't work due to lack of info".  The lack of info part is incorrect as if you look on the document, it has the piece you need to be able to link it to a case.  Outside of 2/3 people out of 10, no-one else searches for the case.

    I note that this post is ironic as i'm posting online over doing work myself, but i'm off work today myself.


  10. 6 years ago today the PS4 came out in the UK.

    Still got the launch model, still working well.

    Resogun was one of the first games i played on the machine, and it still looks good to this day.  Couldn't quite hit the high scores people were getting, but it was a fun experience none the less.  Another of my highlights include Horizon Zero Dawn, that was just a fantastic experience throughout.  I plan to replay it before the PS5 comes out, and hopefully Platinum it.

    The PS4 was my first proper experience of a PlayStation machine, and can't fault it.  Got a Vita soon afterwards on a recommendation from @Sheikah

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  11. 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.


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

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    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

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    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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  14. 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.


  15. 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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