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About gaggle64

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  • Birthday 04/22/87

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    Hither and thither
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    Yer ma.
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    Her Majesty's adoring speedster.


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    SNES, N64, GC, GBC, GBA, DS, Wii
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    PC, Xbox 360, Yer ma.
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    Mordin Solus
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  1. Advice for new TV

    I've been reading around as I'm also considering a 4k upgrade in the future. To be honest unless you're a real cinephile even the budget brands like Toshiba & Hisense are pretty decent TVs these days, especially if all you want is a good size and plenty of HDMI ports. I'll suggest this one if 55'' isn't too big for your space. I'm waiting until after new year's and seeing what's knocking around used or on clearance. I will also mention for anyone who might need to know, I've learned that if you want to make maximum use of the new consoles you'll want a TV with a HDMI 2.1 input specifically. Only some high end TVs include it at the moment though (for 4k120, HDMI 2.0 only does 4k60).
  2. Just tried it again, seems you can play your 10 mins multiple times if you want to test it's performance under different conditions.
  3. Just tried my 10 minutes and it worked astonishingly well for me. Obviously mileage may vary depending on connection & setup but it ran smooth, no artifacting, no jumping, and any lag controlling was barely noticeable while playing in handheld with the router on the other side of the flat. Already own it on a decent PC, but if I didn't have one I would seriously consider playing it this way.
  4. Glad they've put out a demo, I'm intrigued by a BotW prequel but unsure if I want a Dynasty Warriors-type experience filling up my time right now (have been looking for a podcast game though).
  5. Oh wow, I had zero expectations that cloud gaming on switch would ever make it out of the experiments in Japan.
  6. Demon's Souls (12th November 2020)

    Yeah, it's a very popular series in the "Let's Play" sphere partially because people are interested to see the different ways different people approach the challenge. I might one day give one another try, it's definitely one where the struggle is the reward.
  7. Demon's Souls (12th November 2020)

    The 'Souls games are their own very unique thing, so while some love them others will bounce straight off. I played a chunk of Dark Souls and decided it wasn't my thing but it still deepened my respect for the series. There isn't really anything you can compare them to outside of the series. The core of it is an extremely dark, European medieval fantasy with deep Bible-scale lore and supernatural elements. It's most basic premise is you are a soul literally fighting your way out of a gothic hell where nothing is quite what is seems and the game play is designed to reflect that. It's a gruelling journey. Every enemy can kill you easily if you're not careful and death can be a significant setback, so the stakes of most encounters are high. You can approach the challenge with a wide variety of character classes but you are not a nimble, indestructible fighter - you're a slow & clunky knight in armour, or a physically feeble wizard, or a lock-picking thief in a loincloth. Weapons degrade. Experience collected as "souls" from slain enemies can be lost when you die. Save points and opportunities to level up are sparse. Bosses are powerful, frequent, & radically different each time. You will die many times. Like I said, it's not my thing. However if you want a genuine challenge with interesting lore, phenomenal art, and some brilliant monster design, I would definitely give one of them at least a go. I'd honestly recommend everyone at least try to play one at least once, even if you then walk away, just to see what it is.
  8. What Have You Bought?

    Anime Store Clerk, sweating: Sir, please, don't you think you've had enough? martinist:
  9. General Switch Discussion

    Finally did something about my drifting joycon and it was much easier to fix then I imagined. All it was was dust - got underneath the little rubber skirt with one of those little brushes they pack with electric shavers and it's good as new again, after months of drifting. You could probably do it with a clean dry toothbrush with long enough bristles.
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (It's a out now)

    I don't understand the limited-time thing. Limited physical copies run, fine. Ceasing to sell it after the end of the fiscal year seems somehow both capitalistic & nonsensical at the same time? I'm assuming I'm missing something.
  11. Netflix

    Watched the first few ep of Aggretsuko, really strong start this season. Retsuko & Fenneko exploring VR in their living rooms is the loudest I've laughed at my TV in a while.
  12. Star Trek Masturbatathon

    After the first 4 episodes I'm not sold on it but Lower Decks still has a lot of potential. There's no reason not to have a comedy series set inside the 'Trek universe but I'm hoping it'll have moved from being a Trek parody to having it's own Trek identity soon. Still one-too many shades of Rick & Morty hanging on it as well.
  13. Glad we got a Chrystal Chronicles date, interested to see how that's been updated.
  14. Playstation Plus Free Games

    No, it's a paid product, slightly ironically given the nature of the genre it spawned.
  15. What Have You Bought?

    Physical media is all there's going to be left when the internet finally becomes self aware and rebels against its capitalist masters.