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  1. Just now, SnoopZakaDaVe said:

    Xbox mini fridge o.o.s within 2 mins

    Yep, whats the point of pre orders if they are only making 5 of these. Open up pre orders, make as many ordered, win-win for everyone!

  2. On 03/10/2021 at 08:35, dumpster said:

    You need a 1.6 which can be hard to identify from the box alone.  Also there was an issue where Microsoft sent out power cables with a surge protector style box halfway down because some incident happened. Don't know if that was an over reaction, but worth knowing, as the standard figure-8 power cables were replaced with this...




    That’s because the solder joins on the connector we’re not holding up so they sent those out to everyone to avoid any lawsuits I guess. It isn’t required but you may want one just in case.

  3. Just finished this and I have mixed feelings. Spoilers for everything including the ending.



    The DLC is not as good as the base fame. You lose your ship, you lose your translator and it all being on one place makes a lot of the puzzles frustrating.


    The new place looks great but is very dense with locations that it made it difficult for me to understand what doors access what and this means you can find new information in an order that can make things confusing. Certainly not helped without being able to see past reels again without actually going to get them again or the fact your ship log doesn’t seem to list all details. I especially had trouble with the ship log showing me there was nothing new to find but actually there was lots to explore still!


    I loved all the hidden in plain sight puzzles, so inventive but I didn’t like that some mechanics worked on how you typically

    played games. Eg. If you push a button and it does nothing why would you expect it to work another time due to something unrelated to it changing.


    The time loop I enjoyed in the base game because I could use it as a natural break point to go somewhere else or review info I found. But with the single location it just stops you exploring or means wasting a few minutes getting back to the place. Then there is another timer with the dam which can be confusing till you figure it out.


    I only ever found one clue obtuse in the base game and that was the final one like most people found. Where as I found a lot more in this dlc. Either because the information I learnt didn’t make sense at the time and later I’d forgotten it or because it wasn’t detailed enough for me to piece 2+2 together.


    The stealth sections could have easily been way more fun without the pitch black setting (turn up the gamma in game for a bit of help) or by having the ‘enemies’ as ghosts. The issue with these sections is you’re trying to explore, just like the rest of the game except now you can’t see anything and have enemies you can bump into that set you back in progress.


    The ending too needed to be more definitive. I wasn’t sure if I’d finished the DLC or if there was something else I needed to do. An achievement, end credits, a reset, just something to show I’d seen and done it all.


    Whilst I’ve focused on all the negative aspects there is a lot to like and I do recommend playing this. But it’s not as clear and easy to understand as the base game and the single location does mean a bit of Information overload and feeling stuck not knowing what to do next. It has some great moments, more moments of frustration than the base game and a very interesting story that perfectly fits into the world that can be a little difficult to understand but I’m glad we got more. It’s another great mystery but not as good as the base game.


  4. Is no one else playing this? Awfully quiet in here. I’m enjoying this even if I’m finding it a little more difficult than the main game. For example the clues are all there on how to start the dlc but it’s a bit information overload so makes it a little confusing. I never felt that with the main fame, you either came across bits of info that you had to piece together or got things revealed in an ‘oh that’s what that is’ way.


    Without going into spoilers the news areas whilst amazing initially are limited and actually understanding the locations are far more complex than any of the previous planets.


    That doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it though, it’s good but it feels a little different. If there is one big issue is the time loop actually gets in the way this time where as before you felt like you could learn something in each loop and then use that info for the next one, here the loop often stops you exploring mid run through.

  5. So the RMC mister console thing has got me interested in Mister itself. I’ve got a raspberry pi that I purchased to use with a sinden light gun and whilst it works I find the emulators super fiddly. Far far too many options to just get games to run correctly, some games just not running at all and it just feels a faff to do anything. Is Mister much easier to use and plug and play? I really want something that’s just simple to use and just works rather than having to manually set up each games settings. Can the sinden light gun also work on it?

  6. All these machines, at least now are audited externally to avoid special button presses or even bugs in the code that just dump out jackpots.


    Sometimes though bugs do creep through, there’s a famous story about a guy who’d go around Vegas and found out how to win the huge jackpot (something like $50k) on a multi machine slot. The way it worked is you’d play till you won the jackpot on one of the games, but because the money in your bank is carried between games and you can swap out anytime, the bug meant he was able to to go into other games where instantly the jackpot was awarded. He got caught eventually because whilst he went to multiple venues he too quickly went back to existing places he’d won at and it was odd for the machines to even pay out the jackpot let alone multiple times in a year, to the same guy.

  7. I used to work on these (as an artist) and yeah they’re a con. Even with unlimited money it would basically just drain down. I wouldn’t touch them even for the game aspect of a lot of newer ones as just getting to the game part is tough.


    Online ones are really popular but generally certain brands take off like that leprechaun one I’m sure you’ve seen advertised.


    As an aside, casino games don’t work the same way. If you play on a machine and someone else arrives and wins the jackpot that doesn’t mean you would have. They use random number generators generally so someone winning was just lucky. A player that knows this will generally have a few spins and if it hasn’t paid out anything will just move on to the next one and even if it does do a small payout will still move as that payout wasn’t a sign a bigger things to come, just luck on when you started the machine up.

  8. 6 minutes ago, the_debaser said:

    Just don’t like it. I wouldn’t accept having to swap batteries in my phone every day. 

    Then put in a play and charge kit (or rechargable batteries) and it'll work exactly the same as as a PlayStation or Switch controller with the added benefit that when the battery starts to lose its charge you can just replace the play and charge kit and not the whole controller. You don't have to remove the play and charge kit or recharagable batteries to charge them.

  9. Yeah, who’s moaning about swapping batteries every 15 hours when 1) you can add rechargeable batteries or even a battery pack 2) can plug in a usb and play and charge at the same time 3) other controllers (noticeably Sony) seem to last between 5-10 hours with your only option to wire it back up depending on the game.

  10. Zelda Ocarina of Time had a frame rate of 20fps. Goldeneye, 15fps and if you used the N-bomb in perfect dark you’d get like 1fps and I didn’t care.


    I enjoy most of digital foundry's output but when they talk about a game dropping to 59fps from 60 during one tiny intense moment with an explosion or a cut scene they act like the game is ruined.


    But it makes it all the more impressive to me that I could play these games (N64 games always seemed to run at the lowest fps, I don’t remember Saturn or PlayStation on average being this low) with no issue. Zelda is still an amazing game but even at the time I had no idea that the frame rate was the low. It didn’t feel jerky or slow.


    Perfect dark certainly had its issues and pushed the N64 too far but even so those moments where the game did drop rarely hampered the game despite being so low.


    The only time low frame rates ever bothered me was during Shenmue as there was no frame skip so everything would slow to a crawl for a brief moment.


    Maybe you had to be there at the time and whilst playing a game at 60fps certainly is the more preferred experience it’s still amazing to me that so many great games ran at sub 20 fps and yet didn’t harm the games at all.


    Any other old games you can’t believe had such low frame rates but we’re still great?

  11. 58 minutes ago, Colonel Panic said:

    My parents expect me to slowly move all my stuff to my own house now the attic is floored, last time, it was Saturn stuff. This time, more Dreamcast loot!


    No idea if the JPN Dreamcast works. I don't even remember owning it!



    What’s on the disc on the far left? Are you looking to sell any of this?

  12. 4 hours ago, Quest said:

    Is the ZoE HD Collection a heap of shit like the Silent Hill one, or is it actually decent?

    It’s not perfect and the ps3 version got remade by another team and released as a patch and apparently is a million times better for it.

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