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  1. N-E Café Podcast

    I love it! Yeah the Game Awards have been weak for a while. I definitely won't be watching, but still hope there are some good game announcements across the board. Really interested to see some more new next current gen stuff now. A glimpse of Bayo 3, BoTW 2 or Prime 4 would leave me satisfied as a far as the moderately-sized N is concerned.
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  3. I've put in about three hours so far and if I'm being completely honest, I think I prefer the original Hyrule Warriors. This hasn't impressed me at all so far. I need to spend more time with it, obviously, but it's definitely in the "disappointing" category so far. A number of things I want to complain about but I'm going to spend more time with it before I do. The frame rate is still god awful.
  4. N-E Café Podcast

    Come on Jonnas, You can't dangle the carrot of a rant and then back away. We're all ears...
  5. Formula 1 2020 Season

    Segwaying off from my Bad Stuff thread post, one thing I noticed was that we used to have an active F1 community here. Current Desktop image: Reviving that S-O-B. Join me. Jooooin, me. Prove to me that forums aren't dead! It's 2020, lads and lasses. The field is tighter than ever. Coronavirus is causing calendar chaos. China has already fallen to the wayside. How many more? Only 14 days to go until Melbourne. Give me your horrible predictions. Albon podium first race? Racing Point ahead of Ferrari? How does the Gasly fall to redemption arc forecast look for 2020? Can we please get this going again. Call to action for @Retro_Link who has not visited N-E since Nov 2018. Come baaaaaack. Baby, come back. 1. Merc 2. Red Bulls 3. Ferrari 4. McLaren 5. Racing Point / Renault 7. Alpha 8. Alfa 9. Williams (so bold) 10. Haas Additional: I watched all 10 episodes of DtS back-to-back yesterday. I want your thoughts. NB: I will be keeping this thread alive throughout the season. Whether anyone bothers to respond is a different kettle of kippers.
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  7. N-E Café Podcast

    I've finally listened to the episode in its entirety. I was very trusting of Lee and Greg in editing A huge thanks to everyone for joining us in this episode, it was a lot of fun to record and even more fun hearing everyone's Mario memories. I'd love to have everyone back on in the future, and anyone on N-E for that matter, to do more listener segments. We don't have a very wide reach - around 40-50 listeners a week for the podcast and YouTube, but it is a real pleasure to make this podcast for the site. We're not professionals, but opinionated fanboys who may not always get it right, but we're all passionate about Nintendo. Thank you to everyone who listens and thanks to N-E for allowing us to chat shit for a couple of hours every week under the site's banner. Most of all, thanks to @Londragon and @nekunando for making Sunday mornings easy to get up for. This past year has been an absolute pleasure. Here's to many more. We're always open to questions, feedback and criticism, so keep it coming if you have any comments.
  8. Sean Connery dies aged 90

    An absolute icon. R.I.P
  9. The frame rate in this game is really not too hot. I hope they tweak it before launch or at least add a performance mode. 20-25fps. Noticeably bad 😬
  10. I’ve only played the first. It’s an acquired taste but I had an absolute blast with it. The second is meant to improve on it across the board. Stuck both of these on the wishlist. Will pick them up before III drops.
  11. This looks awesome. Definitely going to pick it up.
  12. Formula 1 2020 Season

    Pole: Bottas P1: Bottas P2: Hamilton P3: Verstappen P4: Perez P5: Gasly FL: Hamilton
  13. N-E Café Podcast

    3 hours and 55 minutes of aural pleasure coming up soon. Please to enjoy. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our anniversary celebration!
  14. Among Us (PC, Mobile)

    I'm free pretty much all week, can do any time.
  15. General Switch Discussion

    Wow. This guy hasn't been relevant for over a decade. Why is his opinion still being published by anyone? Michael Pachter is the chocolate fireguard of the business analysis world.
  16. Your 2020 Gaming Diary

    I finished Super Mario Sunshine last night (98 shines) and I feel it is definitely a better game than 64. It's just more fun to play and I really dig the island vacation theme it goes for. I beat 64 with 120 stars and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would (apart from maybe the last 10 stars). The camera absolutely ruins the back end of it to the point where it's almost unplayable. I've had no such issues with Sunshine, and while it is on the easy side, it's just so much fun to run around and control Mario. I probably won't go for 120 shines here (I'll end up on 116 / 117 without the final blue coins), but I will do as much as I can before I start Galaxy. I haven't played Sunshine since 2002, I think. I'm really glad I decided to play through 64 first because I think had I jumped right into Sunshine, I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. With the additional context of 64, and the relative "freedom" it feels like you have in Sunshine with the camera and movement, it's easier to see how much of a step up from 64 it is. I also love FLUDD. Great innovation and makes Sunshine super unique in both the 3D Mario series and platforming genre in general. There are so many cool ideas in this game, and it still looks great almost 20 years later. The biggest shame is that the game was rushed out. It could have been an all-time classic had Nintendo not skimped on development to try and save the GameCube.
  17. Mind if I make it three?
  18. Formula 1 2020 Season

    Always forget to do predictions, so I'll do them this week. Pole - HAM 1st - VER 2nd - HAM 3rd - BOT 4th - NOR 5th - PER FL - HAM
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    I'll take Piranha Plant
  20. Formula 1 2020 Season

    Hamilton dominating everything has been boring as hell this season. It's just not interesting anymore. However, the midfield battles have been ten on ten for the entire season. I think this has been one of the best seasons in recent memory if you look at 3rd / 4th down. I really enjoyed seeing the cars banging round the Nurburgring this week, such a great track. 4th in the Driver's Championship is wide open, so that's going to be great to watch in the final few races. 3rd in the WCC is likely to be the same. If I had to put money on it, I'd pump for Danny Ric, but I think Perez, Stroll and Norris are all in with a shout. Whoever gets it, it will be a great achievement. The little stories in the midfield have been mega interesting this year too. Ferrari's woes and Leclerc's total annihilation of Vettel has been something else. The redemption of Gasly, who is fast becoming my favourite driver. The poisoned chalice that is the second seat at Red Bull. Hulkenburg's adventures in the Racing Point. Ocon being nothing more than a passenger to Ricciardo, who I think he may be the best driver in the sport behind Lewis and Max, maybe tied with Leclerc. McLaren coming good and Norris being close to the front. Williams inching their way back closer towards the midfield and Russel continuing to prove his worth. Magnussen running 4th for so long at Hungary was excellent. I'm a huge fan of him and feel he's been dealt a shit hand in his career. He has the raw pace and I like his no-nonsense attitude. Will be sad if he's dropped for '21. Fantastic season for the neutral bar the podium spots, but we've even had a couple of upsets there, so it's not completely doom and gloom at the front.
  21. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (It's a out now)

    I did it first time...
  22. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    I'll be up for joining next Thursday. I'll do the same as Ryan and make my choice later. Still umming and ahhing about whether to get the DLC now or not...
  23. N-E Café Podcast

    Currently at 42 Shines on Sunshine and having a blast. Some of the Shines are a tad easy, even compared to Mario 64, but the platforming challenges have had me beat for the most part. I managed the Pachinko Shine first time, Sandbird too I even managed to get Yoshi across the boats to the island first time, something that caused me a LOT of trouble on the GC version. I couldn't do the river challenge on the leaf though. I ended up getting game over, so I have all that to do again... The game is such a joy to play and not having analogue triggers doesn't really make much difference. Still getting confused by the non-inverted Y-axis however. But I agree completely, taking it for what it is, Sunshine is a great game.
  24. Football Season 2020-21

    The third goal after the sending off was abysmal. What the hell was Bailly doing??! Weird day yesterday. I hope this continues all season. I was mega impressed with how Leeds played against City, think we might have got the win had the crowd been there, we dominated large periods of the game and had City on the ropes. Feeling confident we can stay up this season and more performances like that should keep us in the top half.
  25. Rocket League

    When I was watching a livestream on Epic launch day, they didn't have this feature. You had to open the playlist menu again and choose. No idea why they thought it was a good idea to remove this, but they did. Seems it's been addressed now.