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  1. Might have to dust my PS4 off for this, haven't touched it in months.


    Really wish this was a new Wipeout game though instead of just a port.


    Yup. Or if they were going to do a port, it would have been nice to have tracks from the first game, 2097 and W3O as well.

  2. Think this is second only to Bloodborne as my favourite Ps4 exclusives go, the only problem being that I've let it lie for a few weeks while I was playing Zelda and the command list and controls are so involved and deep that I almost feel like I should start the game again. Even a little bit of rust is really fucking with my flow right now.

  3. While I think Miis, if they stick around, should have more customisation (not least the clothing side of things), there's just something I find unappealing about the design of Inklings so I'm not keen on them either.


    Ah man really? Inklings are literally the only characters designed by Nintendo that I genuinely think are awesome.

  4. Yeah I went straight to 150cc. The other speed classes are a total snoozefest. I just assumed a 150cc victory would count as a victory on lower speed classes since it was that way on F-Zero GX as well as every wipeout game ever.


    At the same time though why would you want to complete it at the lower speed classes anyway? You don't get anything for it.

  5. I'm traditionally fairly bad at Mario Kart, mostly because no entry in the series so far had matched up to the previous kart racing king Crash Team Racing. But I'm genuinely amazed by the level of detail, polish present here and the difference speed class and track knowledge make. Still trying to figure out my go to configuration, but I've been doing really well online with DK in the Mercedes with Triforce Wheels.


    Wish the Inklings were more viable in competitive races and had a speedier loadout since they're the only Nintendo designed characters that I think are genuinely cool.


    My switch friend code is in my profile btw, let me know if you guys are up for a few rounds online sometime.

  6. Played it for a bit:


    Great atmosphere, interesting setting, intriguing story, awesome music (albeit a bit LOUD :D).


    But, the controls don't work. They are based on Dishonored 2 but in Prey these controls are way too clunky for combat. Because of that I won't get the game anytime soon.


    The controls are absolutely horrific. Arkane have already responded and said that the acceleration curves will be "fixed" by launch, but that just begs the question, why put out an unrepresentative demo?


    Other than that, this game seems like totally my jam. Dishonored in a space settings.

  7. I really want to get this right now, but I can't find anywhere doing a download code at any kind of discounted price. It's a total bummer - there is no conceivable world in which I could justify paying £50 for one game (that isn't Zelda).

  8. Where do you get the right conductive foam from? My joy on presents only a little issue, but I'd like to fix it one day. Sending it back to Nintendo is a no go due to there not being a Nintendo in Taiwan.



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    If you're based in Taiwan the best place to get it from is probably Aliexpress. Just type in conductive foam in the site's search function and take your pick.

  9. 100% in agreement. While I've still got a long way to go in BOTW, one of the main reasons I'm taking my time with the game is that I know there's nothing else that will take up my time on the Switch. Yeah MK8 looks class but that will predominantly be a MP experience for me. A SP experience though? Something that will keep me engrossed on a long commute or whenever else I'm travelling?


    Not so sure...I'm hoping E3 will reveal/launch the Virtual Console. Having access to the Nintendo back catalogue whilst travelling....*salivates*


    Yeah. It's also that I just got this thing and I don't want the initial excitement on getting any piece of hardware to be squandered as a result of not having anything to play on it. My Vita lasted me a long time because even though the only launch game I bought was Wipeout, there was also a massive catalogue of PSP and PsOne games available for it that I'd never played, and it helped keep the console in my hands during the initial launch months.


    On my commute I'm playing Shovel Knight Treasure Trove, SoT at the moment in particular, and I'm loving it!


    When I'm at home I'm still on Zelda and occasionally Snipperclips.


    Shovel Knight is an outrageously good game. Haven't played it since 2014 when the first campaign came out, but anyone who hasn't played it yet but is looking for games to play on Switch should be all over it. I haven't even checked out the plague knight and spectre knight campaigns yet so my recommendation is based on just a third of the game. Worth every penny.

  10. So I straight up pumped 110 hours into Zelda over the span of ten days while still somehow managing to work a full time job. Not sure if there's a more superlative endorsement of a game I can give than that. The silence around the console right now is just thunderous though. I kinda can't deal with paying £50 for a game like Mario Kart, especially when I got Resi 7, Nier Automata, Dishonored 2, Prey preorder etc for under £30 each at, around or before launch.


    The biggest problem around the console is the unwillingness for Nintendo to give the end consumer a concession when they buy a game digitally. Even though it's for obvious reasons, it just means that games are prohibitively priced for anyone who can look to competing experiences when there isn't something with the pedigree of BoTW that you absolutely have to play.


    Virtual Console right now would be the perfect thing to tide me over to Splatoon 2 because cheap, legitimate access to a huge well of classic experiences is something literally no platform holder can match Nintendo on, and not having it ready at launch when any old person can download a flawless Gamecube and Wii emulator on PC, is such a colossal oversight.

  11. Didn't @Jamba warn against doing stuff like this?


    1. Whodat?

    2. That's what the official solution is

    3. Doesn't void warranty, to the best of my knowledge, since the warranty seal is in the main body of the console, not the controllers.


    It's super duper easy for anyone who has opposable thumbs, a tri wing screwdriver and a pair of scissors.

  12. For anyone interested, my left joycon was completely fixed by Nintendo and now works even from the other room. If you have a left joycon with a poor connection in docked mode I would recommend sending it off to them.


    I fixed mine by opening it up and placing a small piece of conductive foam near the wireless antenna. Works better than the right joy con now and cost, like less than 5p.

  13. Well after 125 hours, All the memories, 85 shrines, 212 korok seeds I have finally beat Calamity Ganon!


    Loved every minute of it... but was exited to see my completion rate post credits: 37.28% !!!


    WHAT!!!! That is taking the piss! I can't even think where the extra 62% is coming from?


    Well, there are all those side quests, 120 shrines in total, 900 korok seeds....


    I don't really think you need to do all those to get a complete experience from the game though.

  14. I haven't had a sip of alcohol in a year and a half. At this point, the smell from the local pub's dumpster would be enough to get me wasted.


    Edit: Not to trivialize or reduce the tragedy of the prior posts with my dumbass confession. Really sorry for your loss Josh :(.

  15. [/color]


    I've not heard of The Town, but this doesn't look similar to The Italian Job to me (at least not the Michael Caine original). It looks like the beginning of Batman: the Dark Knight. I don't know, I bow to your knowledge of its tone, but there's something about hiding behind the clown masks and the whole robber-as-the-hero thing that doesn't sit right with me. At the end of the day, I don't like it, simple as that. I'm not asking others to dislike it, but that's the way I feel about it.


    PS - Also, I thought I saw firearms in the trailer? Or did I imagine that? Armed robbery is not quite the same as a light-hearted "heist"..


    Yeah that's fair enough, but if you play the game or see it in motion, there's really no opportunity to see the goonery and hijinks as being capable of having an effect on real life behaviour. Definitely firearms though. But then you can look at the opening of the Dark Knight, think it's super stylish and cool, and see how that could be a fun setup for a coop game with friends without identifying or valorising the bad guys, right?

  16. I super didn't buy a Switch for multiplatform ports anyway. The third party games I want are the Bravely Default, Professor Layton, Monster Hunter games that developers make specifically for the Switch, and with that hardware in mind. My primary platform is PC anyway, where games are not only going to benefit from the superior hardware, but they're going to be much cheaper too. Switch is selling well, so I hope developers realise that nobody is going to come to it looking for an impoverished experience; make games with Switch in mind otherwise people will look elsewhere.

  17. Secondly, I'm sorry that not many people want to discuss Payday 2 with you. Personally, I find the idea of the game extremely distasteful. This is the company that has been censoring bikinis in its own games, FFS, and now it has a bank robbing simulator on its console. Maybe Nintendo fans do have a slightly different temperament to other gamers, and maybe don't want ultra violence. I certainly don't.


    It's not a simulator though, it's a fairly schlocky and loose interpretation of the heist movie genre. If you have a problem with this, do you have a problem with, say, films like The Town or The Italian Job?


    If you don't want to play it, it's the same with everything else; don't buy it.


    The actual problem with Payday 2 is that it game out midway through 2013. Who is there that wanted to play this game but hasn't yet?

  18. Considering Capcom have confirmed that they're giving the RE7 Switch-support, I don't find it impossible at all. RE7, in my eyes at least, seems a lot less advanced than Metal Gear Solid V, and that game came out for the Xbox 360 (which is the version I have, and hardly found to be bad in any way).


    Sure, but RE7 runs at 1080p60 on PS4. It's going to have to be a somewhat diminished experience on Switch. Also you wouldn't want to play the 360/PS3 versions of MGSV. They were horrendous.