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About sumo73

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  • Birthday 01/06/73

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    East England
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    Video games and Japanese


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    GB, GBP, GBC, GBA, GBA SP, GB Micro, DS, DS lite, DSi, 2DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, Switch and e-reader
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  1. Doctor Who

    Saw the last episode which did feel like a mid season episode but it was fine enough although the first five minutes felt a bit out of place with the rest of the programme.
  2. Doctor Who

    I watched it and while I should be happy that Russell T. Davis, David Tennant and Catherine Tate are back, the episode I watched felt average. As for the recent Children in Need mini episode, I thought this one was better for Comic Relief was better -
  3. I had one of these back in the mid 80s so definitely not from 1992. The strap was plastic and I think it broke after some use over time. Sadly I don't have it now.
  4. What Have You Bought?

    I'm a big GameCube fan so bought this -
  5. I'm not sure the issue is as commonplace with Wii U's as people see online but it's worrying nevertheless. The biggest worry for me is the lack of any concern about this from Nintendo. So far they have said nothing about the issue. I bought myself a Raspberry Pi Pico last week just in case something happens to my Wii U's in the future.
  6. I read recently that a few reports have come out about some people switching on their Wii U's after some extended time only to find the NAND inside has failed or has become corrupted. This could be due to the time left alone or I believe certain chips used in the console.
  7. It's the point that the BBC is back in the news again which I talked about earlier. For some people, it will move away from Gary Linker and what he said and move into x person is paid too much and we should defund the BBC...
  8. This is a non story to me. I remember years ago (2008), the press went on and on about Jonathan Ross who went to a Russell Brand show on the BBC and said some silly things. The whole thing was blown up by the press. When the BBC is in the news, I lose interest in the story. It's bread and circuses. I don't have a TV license and I don't watch TV. If Gary Lineker wants to say something on his own twitter account then that's up to him. If he says something political on MOTD then that is a completely different angle. PS - Ashley, enjoy Japan!
  9. Happy birthday!

  10. The death of Twitter

    In Charlie Brooker's 'How videogames changed the world', he says Twitter is the number 1 game 'Twitter is a massively multiplayer online game in which you choose an interesting avatar and then roll player persona loosely based on your own. Attempting to accrue followers by repeatedly pressing lettered buttons to form interesting sentences'. I'm not a big fan of social media in general and there have been multiple studies showing the link between increased social media usage and depression, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. Seeking validation from others in that way seems false. As much as some journalists want to see Elon and Twitter self explode it won't, and after a few months I think things will get back to some level of stability. Twitter is a business and it needs to turn a profit and people need their dopamine hit.
  11. The lowest point perhaps was 'Resident Evil Survivor' on the PS. It was too short and the hardware was showing it's age when the game was released. Sales - 483,900
  12. Splatoon 3 (9th September 2022)

    If you already have SplatNet 3 from the Nintendo Switch Online app, scan this from the app (not outside) and get an exclusive banner to use in game.
  13. Splatoon 3 (9th September 2022)

    Got the game yesterday and I agree mostly with 'more of the same, a little better'. I'm sure more things will be added to it but so far it's good. The little things they've added to the game make it feel more polished overall. I still play Splatoon and Splatoon 2 even now so know I will be playing this long into the future.
  14. Neutral stuff thread

    “Sooner or later...one has to take sides. If one is to remain human”. ― Graham Greene, The Quiet American
  15. Why the polarised question? Regardless, I remember being a loyal GameCube owner back in the day and I heard about this game in gaming magazines all the time. When it came out and I played it I felt slightly disappointed especially as the PS2 version would be out not long after. It would have been great if some of the earlier ideas from the RE4 prototypes had been put into the game and I felt that the story and game style was quite removed from the old RE stories. RE4 was the game that needed to come out, it helped revive the series and brought a lot of new fans to the series as a whole. I think it's a great game and I loved the Mercs mini game as well. The best game in the series for me however is Resident Evil (remake) on the Gamecube.