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Posts posted by Ike

  1. Found a decent condition copy of Phantasy Star II!


    Also picked up Japanese versions o DQI&II, DQIII, Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Tara's Journey and Pokemon Green. Should make some good Japanese practice. Someday.

    They also had a Japanese copy of PSO Ep 1 & 2 Plus but it was £45, if it was cheaper I would have picked it up.

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  2. 10 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

    Simply put. Gigantamax is a better version of Dynamax that only a select few Pokémon can actually use.

    It's a Mega Evolution reboot.

    G-Max Moves are Z-Moves. Specifically, the Z-Moves that only one Pokémon species could use.

    That's a lot more clearer explaination.

  3. 3 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    That whole paragraph reads like a trainwreck. All sounds like pointless fluff (with terrible names, Gigantamax? G-Max Move?)

    Glad that wasn't just me then. Sounds far too convoluted for no reason.

    Dynamaxing doesn't sound that great if it replaces your moves with generic ones, gonna make the gym battles pretty boring.

  4. 45 minutes ago, Agent Gibbs said:

    Yeah please can you turn it off, I authorised my home PCfor 30 days so istill have access here, but ihaven'ta clue when that runs out. Once i've foudn the right app to do it (authy or the one @Ike mentioned might be worth a try) i'll reactivate it myself.


    The google Authenticator app supposedly can restore 'accounts' you have in it with backup codes, but you need to generate them before hand and there seems to be no other alternative i've found yet.


    The backup codes are per site to give you access in case you lose access, so it would only give you login access to your Google account so you can disable and re-enable the 2 step. 

    The method @Ashley is probably refering to requires you have access to your old phone with the authenticator app on with root access and using the command line on a PC to dump the SQLite database. There's no other way to restore existing linked sites, apart from using Titanium backup which just cuts out the command line, it still requires having root and access to your old authenticator.

    I'm assuming you''re on an Android phone so it might be different on iPhone.

  5. 6 minutes ago, Agent Gibbs said:


    There’s a HQ? Man I did not know that!

    do I go down a green pipe to get there?


    seriously though, I now have an intense dislike for 2FA through an app.

    do I need to pass security questions? Perform an elaborate improve comedy show? Lie detector? Do I need to do a captcha to prove I am not a bot? Might have difficulty with that last one 

    The Lastpass authenticator app allows you to backup to your Google account so if you lose the app you can restore it easily. Authy does something similar I believe, which is fairly popular. Other authenticator apps are available.

    Not sure why the Google one doesn't allow to backup. Probably "security".

    The app method is more secure than via text.

  6. Anyone replaces a GBC speaker before? Wondering where to get a replacement from, preferably OEM but anything reliable would do as well.

    My GBC badly needs cleaning, sometimes it doesn't turn on so was thinking about doing a backlight mod at the same time but it requires cutting the shell so that's a nope.

  7. 14 minutes ago, S.C.G said:

    So erm, which is the best version of Dragon Warrior III that you've played? I've heard the GBC version isn't perfect but it looks pretty decent to me.

    I thought I'd ask you seeing as you know a lot more about the series than me, I've just maintained a healthy interest in the series while meaning to play more of them one day. :grin:

    The GBC version is based of the SNES version, same with DWI&II, with some concessions to work on a GameBoy but has more content (the Monster Models and a new dungeon). You lose some stuff graphically, like the battle backgrounds, but it's still a really good version. Certainly no where near "not perfect", but depends on personal preference, I guess.

    The mobile version cut some content like the Pachisi and doesn't have some of the post game dungeons I believe.

    I've never actually beat DQIII it's my secret shame but I got a bit motivated to play after beating DQXI and if people are playing here then now might be a good time to jump in.

    The mobile ports are mostly fairly solid though, the mobile version of DQI is probably the definitive version I would say. Updated graphics, music and translation, but the weird squished sprites are pretty horrible which they kept in the 3D and PS4 ports for some reason. I thought SE would release them over here after DQXI, the localisation is already done after all, but apparently not.  I can't play anything after DQI due to touch controls. DQI is short enough I can just about stand them.

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  8. 1 hour ago, RedShell said:

    That is such a gorgeous amiibo, it almost made me break my "absolutely no more than 1 amiibo per character rule" but I managed to stay strong. :D

    I look at my Toon Link amiibo with disgust now though, knowing that he's responsible for me not owning the Link's Awakening one. :heh:

    They are different Links though so technically they are different characters. :heh:

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  9. On 29/06/2019 at 9:22 AM, Hero-of-Time said:

    The anime cutscenes and voice work is VERY 90s. It did bring a smile on my face due to how rough some of the voice acting was.

    They're great. You can tell instantly it's a PC Engine game.

    On 24/06/2019 at 11:34 AM, drahkon said:

    The following scene depicts how great I am at avoiding the knight's axes. Observe my movements as I meticulously avoid two of them. Not everybody can be as skilled as me, though, so don't be discouraged if at first you fail.

    I died at him as well despite your warnings. Richter isn't as responsive as I thought. I lost my axe and I was doing so well until that point. :cry:

    I'm stuck on the Minotaur boss at the moment.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Sméagol said:

    I'm not a fan of the "blocky aesthetics" you see in so many games in general, but I can overlook that. I think my biggest issue was the collecting grind. I can't be arsed to collect all the materials. I don't want to do it. I may have fun if it was just building stuff.

    The demo is the beginning of the story, so no unlimited building materials.

    Not sure if they made any changes to the full game for the free mode.