Dcubed

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  1. Hyrule Warriors is canon because it explains how every race appears in BOTW and how places from all of the main Zelda games show up in some form in BOTW. Hyrule Warriors is the grand rejoining together of the three Zelda timelines. Then BOTW happens after, then Age of Calamity screws up the timeline all over again by rewriting BOTW’s history through even more timey wimey nonsense!
  2. I agree. New thread is better than recycling old tat.
  3. The Tencent problem and Next-Gen.

    That's not the aquisition that's upcoming... That's just Tuesday for them. The big one is yet to come... (And my money is on it being WBIE)
  4. Coming out this year on Switch (and other platforms), it very much resembles Donkey Kong Country Returns/Tropical Freeze, but with additional top-down stages that resemble 2D Zelda! Looks really good! Colour me hyped!
  5. Resident Evil Village

    I didn’t really like RE7 (It basically had no meaningful gameplay outside of shooting things), and unfortunately it looks like RE8 is following suit; so it’s a writeoff for me here. RE2 Remake was pretty great though (outside of it taking itself too seriously and sucking all the fun out of the characters & story - oh, and it had basically no music either; had to play it with the original PS1 soundtrack!). More of that please! (But a new game, leave RE4 alone!!!) Hoping that the other upcoming RE game turns out to be much more interesting... (first one was great, second one sucked, third one... ???)
  6. Well that came out of absolutely nowhere! Glad to hear that its fully backwards compatible with PS4! The raytracing stuff is all gravy really, but the BC is the real kicker! 3D audio (presumably Dolby Atmos) is also really cool and I'm glad that its apparantly a big focus with the PS5! SSD storage is also a big surprise; that's surely gonna cost a fortune!? Now there's officially no reason to buy a PS4!
  7. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-22-vicarious-visions-merged-into-blizzard Congrats on delivering us the 10+ million selling Crash N-Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawks 1&2 Remastered. Off you go to the Diablo mobile mines!
  8. Damn, that sucks... Sorry to hear that. Yeah, the GCN region switch mod isn't easy. It's part of the reason why I never bothered with it myself (I just use a Freeloader/Action Replay). Hoping your next attempt fares a bit better!
  9. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Say what you will about Microsoft, but they are the most willing to listen to consumer feedback and are far more willing to actually act on it than either Nintendo or Sony. They've also made some great strides over the past few years with some fantastic initiatives that I wish that Nintendo & Sony would do! They are also the most transparant about what they plan to do (for better or worse). We all know that Game Pass is a trojan horse for the eventual removal of game ownership (and even bespoke hardware, as Xbox transitions into becoming a service, rather than a hardware platform); and that the price of Game Pass will inevitably increase. They are following squarely in Netflix's footsteps, and they're not shy about admitting that. For however "anti-consumer" Microsoft have been? At least they're honest; and don't actively try to mislead their customers. That's far more than I can say of most other game publishers & platform holders.
  10. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Wait? WTF!? What’s going on here? If this was intentional, it was a really stupid idea! This doesn’t make them look good, it makes them look clueless and reactive as they desperately try to cover up their arses in public. It feels like the whole online-only thing with Xbone all over again.
  11. Very cool! Really nice and elegent!
  12. Your 2021 Gaming Diary

    I do like how the last panel is essentially a pimp crown.
  13. It's like six quid! Might as well give it a go! Even if just for the novelty of having a brand new, NES game with a modern localisation and experiencing a genuine piece of Nintendo history. Worst case scenario? You're out two Big Macs.
  14. Xbox Series S | X Console Discussion

    Wow! That is absoutely outrageous! So much for them getting rid of XBL Gold! This is blatantly, and transparantly a move to push people onto Game Pass Ultimate. They will then eventually get rid of XBL Gold and then force people to have GPUltimate before eventually raising the price of Game Pass across the board to make it sustainable in the long term. Sony did exactly the same Trojan Horse strategy with Playstation Plus, before they eventually made it mandatory for online play on PS4.
  15. There's also Boah, and I think that's it? Considering that there's a whopping 52 characters in this game? There's a real dearth of magic users here!
  16. https://www.resetera.com/threads/good-feel-yoshis-crafted-world-among-others-reveals-new-ip-for-switch-monkey-barrels.149873/ https://monkey-barrels.com/ A new top-down twin stick shooter from Good Feel! Their first self-published game! I think it's coming out on the 31st of October in Japan? (either that of the 7th of Novmeber) Has a single player mode and a multiplayer mode for up to 6 players (with online multi supported) Looks cool! Not a lot of games like this out currently, so I'm down for a good old fashioned twin stick shooter
  17. I’m up to Chapter 17 myself. I’m starting to settle on just 13 odd characters now; as everyone else is starting to fall too far behind to be viable anymore. Starting to really appreciate Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn’s Bonus EXP system here... It really was a brilliant idea that went a long way towards making other characters much more viable! BTW, pro tip @Jonnas. Dump Lena now and just give Wendell the staves. Lena isn’t worth it, Wendell is all you need as far as staves go (and he’s pretty good with magic too; not the absolute best, but generally pretty solid. There actually aren’t a lot of magic users you get, period, anyway!)
  18. General Retro Discussion

    Oh yeah, I saw that a good while ago. It's amazingly well put together!
  19. The Tencent problem and Next-Gen.

    https://www.resetera.com/threads/tencent-is-reportedly-raising-several-billion-to-buy-a-u-s-or-korean-gaming-company.365285/ Oh boy! Place Your Bets NOW!!! (Putting $500 on 21 Black for it to be WBIE)
  20. General Retro Discussion

    Who likes cool things? I like cool things! In case you don't know, David Wise and Kevin Bayliss have set up a new channel called DK Creations! And they're sharing previously unseen concept art & music from their games!
  21. Dragon Quest XI

    4 is NES. 5 & 6 are SNES. 4 was originally released in English on the NES in the US. 5 & 6 were never localised until their respective DS remakes.
  22. General Switch Discussion

    DLSS is almost guaranteed to be included as a key feature of Switch 2. It’s basically a free 40-50% performance boost across the board with any 3D game; and it’s Nvidia’s big USP with their current generation of graphics chips. It’s a huge advantage that will go a LONG way towards closing the power gap between Switch 2 and PS5/Series X (which have no such equivalent feature).
  23. Fantastic! Now everyone will know the joys of Pervy Uncle Kong!