TehStu

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  1. Honestly, it's not always clear when PS+ is needed. Did you know some aspects of DC work without it? I didn't realize until PS+ lapsed and it still worked. Even the announcement sends a mixed message: "But Hello Games are so confident in the scale of their creation being so stupendous as to ensure you’ll never run across another soul, that they’re dropping the PS Plus requirement for online play in No Man’s Sky." Who decides if PS+ is required, a review by Sony? By virtue of certain aspects of the SDK used? Someone making a very late product decision? I don't care, I begrudgingly handed over the cash for PS+ anyway, I just don't understand this late announcement, having already gone gold.
  2. http://www.vg247.com/2016/07/25/no-mans-sky-playstation-plus-membership-not-a-requirement-for-online-play/ PS+ not a requirement. I honestly wish they'd mentioned this a while ago - I only renewed it recently because I had some save games stuck in the cloud after a reformat and having let PS+ lapse, and I reasonably assumed NMS would need it. It went gold, surely this isn't something they've just decided?
  3. The Xbox One Thread - 'Jump Ahead'

    This new OS update can't come soon enough. I do nothing special with my machine: stable OS, only playing two games for the last few weeks. I tried to login to Skype today, think I used it a week ago. Quits back to dash upon sign in. Hard restart machine, Skype does the same. Have to reinstall Skype to get it to stay online. Bit frustrating.
  4. Oh really? I thought planetary landings (which is Horizons, right?) came to the PC much earlier, and there was some initial doubt the XB1 could handle it.
  5. Yeah. I wish they had better parity between PC and Xbox releases, but it's a decent model. Horizons looked like a significant update, not something you'd patch in for free. If they had subs they could afford to crank out free releases like EVE.
  6. Unfortunately this has completely fallen off my play list. I need to dedicate time to it, which doesn't suit my gaming time at all. Very EVE in that respect, ironically. Anyway, have you guys been following this "unknown objects" stuff? You can probably guess what it's hinting at, if you played earlier Elite games, but this is a cool read. I particularly enjoyed the fact that they decoded a message from taking a spectrographic analysis of the transmission from these objects. Nerd games http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/elite-dangerous-players-inch-closer-to-solving-games-big-mystery/#p3
  7. Surely Sony aren't going to put their name on anything vaguely online without enormous stress testing, after DriveClub?
  8. We'll get to more big titles. Who'd have thought we would get RDR at the beginning of this thing (aside from the fact it was kinda working on the insider preview)? Personally, I'm still waiting for the Lego games, because that'll allow a complete retirement of the kids' 360 downstairs.
  9. Robot Wars Returns - Sunday 8pm BBC2

    This, I think. I can't think of anything the Pi (or any on-board automation) would do, otherwise. In my head, the Pi enables some sort of amazing thing on legs that can jump out of the way, etc.
  10. Well, shit. I don't fancy paying for yet another streaming service to watch this, and you guys effectively get it for free with your Netflix
  11. Star Wars: Rogue One

    Bloody Goose and his Fridays.
  12. Star Wars Anthology: Young Han Solo

    They'll definitely have to be careful with this one, it's a key character to screw up. There's less material for Fett, so they have more leeway. That said, this was the only way it was going to be, after writing a cheque for $4bn. Even without the Disney deal, or even the prequels, Star Wars was everywhere. It's over exposed itself, something you just have to deal with if you don't like it. I wouldn't tar all the keen fans with the RIKT brush. Edit- I'm very happy.
  13. Unravel

    Just grabbed this on EA Access, oh my word it looks nice. Really enjoying playing it with the kids. It's so slow, it's actually something they can all help with by pointing out where I should go next. Probably haven't got far enough yet to hit the platforming foibles others have noted, but lovely/10 so far.
  14. That's interesting, I don't need to adjust my TV brightness due to the setup of our room, but I obviously do it with my phone so understand the analogy. May not be a universal problem, however.
  15. Robot Wars Returns - Sunday 8pm BBC2

    This just started back up in the US (albeit called BattleBots) and have been watching it with the kids. I don't think they realized the bot fighting from Big Hero 6 was grounded in a bit of reality. Anyway, they're now asking to build a robot. Glad I bought that Humble book bundle with a load of Pi robot related stuff now.