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  1. What Have You Bought?

    I've got a little into chess the last couple weeks. It probably is a phase that I will get bored of lol. Anyway. I was playing against the AI on, and I considered buying their subscription to unlock all features. The price ranges between about 30 and 80 a year. 80 is just dumb and I'm just not paying that. Then it occurred to me I like gaming on my TV/Switch and there might be something on there, which brought me to Chess Ultra. It's £10, has very nice graphics, lots of very nice music, 10 AI levels ranging from beginner to grand master, a bunch of challenges/puzzles to solve, and online play should I ever want to bother with that. I don't know if there will be any players online since its a few years old, but it does have cross play with PC/PS/XB so that's a good sign. So I'm very happy with the purchase, I have the single player for life, and if I do go online it's in a sense free since I'd renew my Nintendo Online subscription regardless.
  2. YAAAAAAAAAY! I never played Skyward Sword so this is great news! And what's this? It turns out it's not necessary to force players to do a somersault IRL to make a character in a game do a somersault? You could just press a button? WHO KNEW?
  3. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    Today I finally finished The Crown Tundra's Pokedex. I only had a few to go but one of them was the other Regi so I had to do the Regi quest again on my Shield save. But now it's done, which means I've completed all the Galar dex's on my main/Sword save, and I'm pretty much done with SwSh now. Not my fave Pokemon games, and compared to Breath of Wild (the game I was playing before I started SwSh) I think SwSh could have been better in many ways. That said, they're still excellent games that I enjoyed a lot. And I'm looking forward to whatever's next for mainline Pokemon. Unless it's another Let's Go game with no Pro Controller compatibility DUN DUN DUUUUN! 😱
  4. General TV Thread

    If anyone's looking for a good sci fi series to watch, Babylon 5 has just received a sort of remaster on Amazon Prime Video. It looks a bit sharper, and they've also used the original 4:3 view. Whereas until now you could only get it in "fake widescreen", where they simply zoomed into 4:3 image (thus losing some at the top and bottom). B5 is my fave TV show evar (i'd actually go as far as saying it's my favourite story ever told in any format), and I highly recommend it to everyone. I will say, season 1 IS considered a little slow and just seems like standard trek, but from S2 onwards it really becomes its own super awesome thing with proper story archs that last throughout the entire thing (instead of per episode).
  5. Thank you both very much for that! But it's okay, I'll have another dig through my emails just in case but if I can't find it I'll just give it a miss, since it will just end up perma boxed anyway haha! xD
  6. Are we supposed to have received our Zarude codes via email yet? 🐵
  7. My Nintendo ( Club Nintendo Successor )

    Last time I tried to exhange Platinum points for a "free" prize it tried to charge me for postage. So I didn't bother. xD
  8. General Switch Discussion

    I really like the Mario themed Switch. If I didn't already own a Switch and was buying one now, I'd get that one.
  9. Just saw a video of this game on my Switch. Looks good and I've never played it before so I think I'll get it on its Febrerere release day.
  10. General Switch Discussion

    Random Switch-related thought, but I wish they'd put the original RBY and Stadium on Switch as some kind of single purchase/collection and with working Dodrio mode. Same for GSC and Stadium 2 for that matter.
  11. Christmas 2020

    Merry Christmas everyone! ❄☃⛄🎅🦌🎄
  12. What Have You Bought?

    Bought some games for my Switch! In the last month or so I've bought... - Super Bomberman R - Bust a Move 2 (called something else on Switch but is the same game, I forgot already what it's called) - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - FF7 - FF8 Remastered - Smash Bros Ultimate I already have FF7 and FF8 (not remastered) on Steam, but I'm well overdue an FF7 play through and my Switch has really made me re-appreciate console gaming again, so I bought it for that. I'm certainly not "Mr Hate PC gaming" now but often now if a game is on both PC and Switch I go for the Switch version. The Switch has just reminded me how nice it is simply to have zero compatibility issues, driver issues, hardware issues etc. You buy a console game, you know it (usually :D) has been tested and works on your system and your controller. Simples. Local split screen and playing on a TV instead of PC monitor, while possible with PC, is just easier on the Switch. With the Switch you can also play on the go, I'm probably never going to do that but it's nice to know the option is there. In conclusion, some pretzels. 🥨🥨🥨
  13. Oh yeah! Can't believe I missed that link. xD 😵
  14. I've just gone to... h t t p s:// And ticked the "I would like to receive marketing communications" box. Am I all set for a Zarude now or is there some different newleterry thing I need to tick? xD
  15. What Have You Bought?

    The unofficial Switch Pro controllers I ordered arrived and they're very good quality, much better than I expected. A third of the price, about the same size/weight as an official one, comfortable, comes in professional packaging (I know that doesn't matter in itself but it's a good sign), came fully charged and they seem "well built", as in, they don't feel "cheap" for a better word. I haven't tried it yet but apparently they work on PC too. Oh and they worked with the Switch with zero hassle. Obviously I don't know how long they're going to actually last, but they've ticked all the boxes they can so far. Slight catch: the USB wires they come with are really short, so they're only good for charging and no good if you like playing with your controllers connected. Luckily I switched to wireless play ages ago. Anyway, if you're looking for a decent extra/replacement Switch controller, currently I'd recommend one of these: Zexrow Switch Controller Wireless Switch Pro Controller: Electronics