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Everything posted by darksnowman

  1. https://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-reportedly-skipping-e3-2023-entirely/ And so it begins. Interesting to read that all three are apparently digging their heels in—looks like it's going to be a long way back for E3. In other news, last night there was a Square-Enix livestream for Theatrhythm Final Bar Line which you can still catch up with and of course last week we had the SteamWorld Telegraph: Special Broadcast where Build was shown off. Some dates of note: GDC 20-24th March Summer Game Fest 8th June - ?? E3 13th-16th June Gamescom 23-27th August TGS 21-24th September
  2. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

    Had to employ evasive manoeuvres around some lvl 90 monsters. Hawk was making noises that our next stop would be finishing the game. But then it wasn't the final chapter. There are two things I'm waiting on happening: a convergence of the pathways (what a mystery that's proving to be) and to get control of one more party member. Just when the first one was inches from happening in a lovely sunset, it got kicked into the long grass. Straight after, it looked like I was going to be compensated with the second... then it didn't come to pass either. So onwards to a new chapter it is. The intrigue continues. Got Balduq 100% mapped. The bit I missed was up around the city walls at Artisan Lane. Also got the last chests in the city. Nice, nice. Seeing what you mean with this now. Frequent chests atop ledges that aren't strictly vertical for heaven's run. I'm basically mapping the areas out then pulling up the map screen to chart the longest way back around for these chests—more often than not it isn't far off giving me the starting point.
  3. Report a Bug! [Read OP first]

    You have to assume we're all bots until proven otherwise. I always put this place on questionnaires that ask where I get my gaming news.
  4. General Retro Discussion

    With moves like pika thunder and pika fire, you're the last person we thought it'd bother. Lakitu was there from day one, livestreaming it all to Bowser.
  5. Astutely put. Those more taken by Flurrie's charms would, it's needless to say, choose to motorboat.
  6. General Retro Discussion

    The fog lifts by the time you're into the third lap on Welcome to Drake Lake.
  7. General Retro Discussion

    I've seen these too. They look cool. From time to time I've noticed my mouse head towards the buy button* on the N64: A Visual Compendium book. * could likely do with running a malware scan.
  8. Football Season 2023/24

    You'd think it's been a quiet season with the lack of threadage. That lot sodded off to Saudi in the summer. Kane gone. Salah kept. The search for a reasonably priced well rated defensive midfielder. From Postecogl-who to loving Big Ange instead. City with an early blip. Does Arteta really know what he's doing with his goalkeepers? Plucky Luton Town living the Premier League dream outside the relegation zone. The Toon Army in the Champos. Emery's Villa picking up where they left off last season. Talk of an Everton points deduction. VAR roulette. Toney serving a betting ban and Tonioli now joining him. If that's not enough, there putting a fixture on Christmas Eve for the first time since '95. And that's just the Premier League!
  9. N-E Mario Kart 8 DX Get Together

    Thanks for the races, and stepping in to set up the room @BowserBasher. Stayed on for GP 4 since we'd a few late starters. Glad @S.C.G and @Helmsly made it because they bumped CPU Ludwig out of it just when he was beginning to try to mix it in the top four with us players.
  10. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

    All petals and graffiti got. All currently accessible chests too. However the City of Balduq map is stuck at 99.9%. I'll walk the walls again to see if it gets the last bit but if not it's a needle in a haystack... The rest of the stats in the records section aren't anywhere close to complete yet. I've all the mostrums at my disposal now. It's interesting that some of them still have their own motivations—simple as it may be, it's a welcome wrinkle.
  11. Seems that way for the time being, anyway. Endless Ocean, this, Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition are all down for Thursdays. No day/ date specified for Pokémon Legends: Z-A as yet.
  12. General Switch Discussion

    Nintendo giving jobs to the boys doesn't sit right with me. I'd almost rather they scooped Shiver up just because it reminded them of Splatoon 3. Will more of Doug Bowser's chums set up Frye and Big Man studios so he can splash some cash on them...? Those games @Juliusmentioned are all I'm seeing. Has Shiver been involved with any other Switch ports? From a gamer's point of view, it bodes well that Nintendo is taking steps to secure third-party ports as they're something that've made the Switch, for me. It'll be interesting to see what this opens the door to. Especially as Mortal Kombat and Hogwarts Legacy are more on the ambitious side of things for the humble Switch. I'm sure the acquisition will pay for itself once the royalties come rolling in. Could be a baby step towards Nintendo diverting all third-party support their way... total world domination.
  13. Football Season 2023/24

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/articles/cerryd0xkxzo The bald do-gooder is in.
  14. Do you still buy gaming magazines?

    I've only picked up a few issues of Retro Gamer, but with the Internet being the death knell to many-a print publication, they must be doing something right to have lasted 20 years at this point. Especially with retro gaming the subject of so many online articles, podcasts, YouTube retrospectives. The issues I got have some decent articles and it's always nice to read something that isn't on a screen. Sad. I didn't have a local WHSmith, nonetheless, I used to enjoy having a loiter to leaf through the gaming mags. Everyone was doing it. Besides, I had to know what NMS wasn't telling me. It was outside my scope of interest so I don't remember ever even having a look through it. Very much sounds like a labour of love from all involved which is something I can appreciate. Yeah, I'd tend to agree. We got a monthly news and rumour mill update then it was over to our imagination to picture how those screenshots would one day come together to be a game you're playing. Perhaps better in the sense we had weeks to pore over the mags before being swept up in the next issue's news. E3 and Spaceworld months were something else. Nowadays we're lucky to have five minutes to process what's happening before it's onto the next breaking news. "Naturally, unless you happen to be able to read Polish, the magazine's contents are going to be largely alien to you, but what's abundantly clear is that a lot of time and effort has gone into creating this magazine, which not only celebrates some of the best games to appear on Sega's final home console, but also takes a look at the many homebrew titles which have been released since Sega abandoned the system." Sounds cool. Good for them for having a go at this in 2024. Yes! Overpriced, thin, and page spreads of a single screenshot is what I associate with Edge as well. I picked up the odd issue of these too to get the disc. I didn't realise they were just GameCube-style discs with videos to watch on your PC, or demos you needed an Action Replay to get them to work on your console. Just knew I needed them after all those years of demo discs doing the rounds during the 32-bit era.
  15. Resident Evil may be getting remade again...

    They could always do it like the novelisation and expand it by giving a look (playable, not FMV) at the characters' backstories and what they're up to before being dropped into the Spencer Mansion.
  16. Switch eShop Thread

    A little lull before the June Direct. Mixed in with the trailers, I saw an advert for Luigi's Mansion 2 at the cinema so that could be what they move on to promoting next. Looked far better on the big screen than TotK! Did you ever get Plumbers Don't Wear Ties reviewed? This week sees the release of a seminal RPG, upgraded, QoL enhanced, and streamlined for the modern audience: Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. The Switch/ eShop has been tremendous for bringing these kinds of games our way. Just a pity about the pricing—£35 (at least there's 10% off to begin with). It's done by Digital Eclipse. I was able to nab Turtles Cowabunga Collection on the cheap so hoping Wizardry will be ripe for price reduction too.
  17. Doctor Who

    Were you tensely waiting for him to calculate the weight shift required to take Ruby's phone so he could call Tennant to come and sonic screwdrive the mine, provided it'd been modified in the interim to work on Donna's hoover? I thought it was fun for Villengard to crop up purely because I was reading some of the short stories last week to try and get back in the Doctor Who frame of mind and Villengard was mentioned in one. Also trying to figure out where I was with the series for a potential catchup and it's not as clear cut as I thought. Last one I remember watching was the DIY Dalek Christmas New Year's Special, but going by the episode names/ descriptions of the following series, there's at least two I reckon I've seen (Tesla and Mary Shelley). Either I caught them through the sheer random chance of tuning in in the right month, day, and timeslot, or it's easy to believe I did from the adverts and being well-versed in the general formula the programme follows. One thing's for sure: despite skipping it for years, there doesn't appear to be a great deal of series and episodes I missed. They really lost their way with it.
  18. Do you still buy gaming magazines?

    https://www.theguardian.com/games/article/2024/may/10/the-15-ish-greatest-uk-video-game-magazines-of-all-time The Guardian put together a list of the top fifteenish UK game mags. There's a blurb for each through the link. I'd put GamesMaster higher but maybe that's the nostalgia goggles. Retro Gamer should either be higher or not make the 15 because sneaking it in at 14 is too low. Saturn Mag sounds like it must have provided decent coverage.
  19. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

    Emcee Vinze in the Balduqian Strongman Contest is trying to give the DQ:M announcers a run for their money.
  20. Football Season 2023/24

    With nothing riding on it, it was a bit of a snoozefest at Anfield. The crowd chanted through their repertoire and after the red card that was Wolfs day done. Two times I stepped away and that was when the Pool scored. You're gone, Klopp! Onwards to a new era.
  21. General Movie Thread

    Glad to see they are still capable of making a good Planet of the Apes film.
  22. Football Season 2023/24

    And may the curse of Kane continue at the Euros, boys.
  23. 1000xRESIST (Switch, Steam)

    Haven't heard of it so it looks like I'm not hobnobbing in these highfalutin circles. Looks like it could be all right. Making a mental note to be on the lookout for "Glen-i's game with a Pokémon move name" in the January sales.
  24. Resident Evil may be getting remade again...

    Is there anything you would like them to do with another RE1 remake or are you just not having it at all?