Pestneb

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  1. Aliens: Colonial Marines

    I don't get how that can even happen, usually if that kind of error gets made in the coding I've ever done it won't make a usable program... unless they created a place holder using teather that did nothing? but yeah... weird...
  2. That's the one! My Wii U was set to French at the time so I don't know the names of all the enemies in English, but that is the tower, I got about half way up and one more hit from the Wiz robe would finish me off, so I got a bomb, lobbed it in the general direction of the Wizrobe and detonated it when it looked in range. I only expected it to buy me some time, but the Wizrobe never returned. Not a very relaxing experience! There are still areas on the map that are no go areas, I never finished the game because I wasn't using a guide and wanted to find most of the shrines, I think I was going to call it at about 116 shrines, think I got to 108 from memory. Anyway, Wedding came round and since getting back I haven't played much, last time I played I'd forgotten most of the controls!! Still great game, I was sure it was going to be the first Zelda I ever completed (got close in windwaker but got bored by one of the treasure hunts and then a new game came...) but tbh I doubt I'll ever venture into the Castle. Though I think I found a shrine right up close to the castle last time I played, so who knows.. I may venture in if I get enough time to brush up my skills!
  3. I personally found it really fun trying to "unlock" all the towers as soon as I could. There were a couple I really struggled with, I hadn't completed enough shrines so I was too weak really, but having the quick travel capability made the map feel a lot more accessible. I love the challenge of plotting a route to get up the harder towers without getting destroyed by the tougher enemies in the environment. I remember one tower I was being chased all the way up by a flying enemy.... I had very few hearts left and it was a real struggle, if I recall correctly I think I ended up throwing a bomb at the enemy which sent them plummeting and they seemed to leave me alone then (not sure if they were dead of just suffered amnesia ) Great game My wife prefers Hyrule Warriors though :s
  4. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    They just have the cloud back up in game. when you back up they give you an option to back up your pokemon, but warn you that you will only be able to trade backed up pokemon while connected to the internet. trading goes on through the internet, so the trade is set up online (pokemon A for pokemon b), the server registers the intended trade, then swaps the pokemon over. No internet connection? no trade. they could maybe have it in game, some kind of mark that binds a pokemon to it's owner, meaning it can't be traded without it registered by a central office, that only opens when there is an internet connection available. As for having the conflict of paying two subs, in effect it's no different to the current situation, just the regular free subscription for online games is now going to be more expensive. Why did pokemon game owners have to pay extra when regular users got online functions for free?
  5. Wii Fit U

    Well.. I was wearing my wii fit meter on the running machine... and decided as I was going into the pool after to cool down, I'd wear my swimming shorts, and pop the wii fit meter on there. When I got out the pool and removed the wet suit I popped on over my swimming shorts (it was a bit cold in the pool and the wet suit helps me stay in longer) I noticed the wii fit meter was still attached to my swimming shorts I did the usual of removing the cover and battery and hoping it would survive but it was soaked for a loooong while in pool water Well I just popped the battery in, so far it seems the screen isn't working, sound is dead (though I can't check it's not muted without a screen) and from reading online I suspect altitude readings are a thing of the past. still... it may work as a simple pedometer I suppose
  6. maybe not directly linked... but every member is an ingredient in this forum. I do dislike some members, and they do get blocked from time to time to make the forum more palatable for my tastes. There is only one member that if I am entirely honest I wouldn't miss at all if they stopped coming. But if they did stop coming, probably another member would come less, or stop coming too and it would be a chain reaction. it's not as simple as remove the member(s) you don't like and the forum will improve. I'll take Wii as an example, as he is the banned member who stands out the most for me. Did it calm down the "issues"? yup. but did it improve the forum? I'm not so sure. Wii was a great contributor at times, but what got him banned was his immature side (that we all have). I think a few people on the forum need to take a step back, and like grazza said, really think about why you want to argue. I'd hate some people taking things too personally, fighting too hard and going down the same path as Wii did. Most of us are adults and we know how to behave. sure this is a more relaxed place, but seek out and engage with the members that make you want to be here, and just ignore the ones you don't like... it's not rocket science. I have a friend who hates ginger... and was surprised to find out that their favourite dish in fact contains (albeit a tiny amount of) ginger. Also, sometimes ingredients clash. So some of you maybe belong to a savoury dish, some of you are for the dessert. Others can go either way. You may belong to different courses but we all belong to the meal. We shouldn't need Rummy here to moderate us at all.. he should just be culling the advert posts really.
  7. 100% this. Rummy isn't perfect and I don't always agree with him but he's not a bad mod, and he's a good person. Stay Rummy! People who have issues with specific users.. block them. like seriously, block them. there are 4 people who always have petty fights, and that's what ruins things. I don't post so much because yeah, everytime I was about to submit a reply I could imagine this one, or that one picking it apart and.. yeah.
  8. Defining titles

    I was reading about the rumour about smash bros on the switch, and thought in many ways the switch library is looking really similar to the Wii U's... and it got me thinking about titles that define a console - the games that come to mind whenever you hear the consoles name. And then I was wondering if there would be consensus on what those titles ought to be... For example, I had a few obscure titles on my nes, (Galaxy 5000, Asterix) which where both really solid games, and for me define my NES, but I'm fairly sure they wouldn't define THE Nes. On the other hand, super mario bros would probably fit comfortably.... So I was just wondering what titles people would say define Nintendo's "classic" consoles. (That is an arbitrary term, but I'd say GC and older, I won't argue some Wii titles are clear, even Wii U ones, but I just feel giving a bit more time for dust to settle makes things clearer, games you personally liked and really enjoyed vs games that were "defining") To be clear, these aren't necessarily the best of most popular games, although they are most likely to fall into one of those categories, but games that gave the console it's flavour.
  9. Nintendo Switch paid online coming 2018

    I think free online is pretty essential for me, if for nothing else than for the reason that my connection isn't so reliable right now. So if I buy a subscription, even if I want to play, the online infrastructure is perfect, my console working great, compelling online experiences await... I may not be able to access that. With the Wii U that was already really frustrating (I had a few months were the connection wouldn't be good enough to play a single round in splatoon... getting further than 1 minute in would get my hopes up! In Japan, and even to a great extent the UK, that's not such an issue, generally, but I imagine for some it still is. Hopefully my next place will be more reliable or we'll finally get cable/fibre laid down out here soon, but unless that happens I'm not buying a console that makes me pay for online and half the games I'm interested in pretty much require online to get the most out of them! I am probably in the camp that if they charge for one game online they should charge for them all. I would have liked a system where maybe buying a bigger full price title within a month of release gives you a month online access for example...
  10. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Thanks for all the info!! I never thought about the bar bending, but that makes sense, I'm guessing regular barbells (depending on quality) would be able to withstand about a third of the load then, so around the 100kg mark, and after that be susceptible to bending? When I work with weights I tend to use dumbells anyway so standard weights are probably a better match for me. If I was in the UK still I'd probably have been interested in taking some of them off your hands, as I need to get some heavier plates.
  11. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    What weights do you have? Also... what's the advantage of olympic weights? (I'm guessing there is one...)
  12. My Nintendo ( Club Nintendo Successor )

    5% isn't terrible, just not too great. Buy 20 games, get one free.. What was the deal with the premium Wii U? I remember that was pretty good...
  13. Pocket Card Jockey (eShop)

    bit late to the party... but I'm really liking this game. I've seen a few of the compaints, but to be honest I find it's an important part of the game... life isn't predictable and nor is this game. It doesn't feel entirely like random chance, but much like say a football team won't always win because it simply has the best players, nor will you win simply because you and your horse are decent. but yeah... nice little game!
  14. Sound systems

    My current sound system is getting old before it's time. (panasonic SA-HT520 if anyone cares) Tbh it was always a bit of a let down, it didn't really live up to my expectations even when it was brand new, but it did an ok job with cd's and dvd's. Basically now I'm looking for a sound system that does that (though probably better) and also allows me to put my gaming systems sound through it. Just wondering if anyone can recommend something to me...(and it could also be interesting for others I guess!)
  15. General Switch Discussion

    so how are things going with the switch online subscription - is that live yet? It really put me off buying a Switch, but now I'm wondering if the subscription online service will be the switches tiivii thing the Wii U never had over here...