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    Playing games both new and old, making music particularly DnB, recording the Ban Hammer Podcast gaming show with Levi. The hardcore nature of being in the army, Pizza's always nice too.

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    Onimusha: Warlords

    Am I the only person who likes fixed camera angles?
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    Have you ever found a game too hard?

    This is one I played at least 700 times I’d say and only ever got to the (normal)last boss level 3 times. Each time dying for entirely different reasons. I’m sure there are techniques I could pick up from looking online such as attempting to steal from shop keepers successfully which I didn’t do or use the teleport a lot better without ending up in a wall, but I just couldn’t finish it and haven’t played it for a while. I used find the snow level easy to get through with wall boots because you could move around easily. I’d always try and get to the the secret shop levels for bombs.Great game though. I don’t think I’ll finish Super Contra on hard but I impressed myself when I finished it on normal last year and then managed to get to the last boss on hard after many many tries and perfecting it. It’s amazing how much you can get better though when you really spend enough time and made me realise how people 1cc ridiculous games.
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    Put Here

    Meanwhile I’d thought I’d penetrate the room with a fat chunky piece of £2.99 super soft B&M Bargains clay while at work yesterday during a working session with my client.
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    Bring forth your pixel art champions.

    So is it good then to play as I haven’t seen any more of it other than this trailer. Is it PC only then as well? Would love a PS4 version.
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    It wasn’t it cost me $25. I got that and also one of those Lucy dip ones cos its the first time I’ve ordered with them so I was curious. Total cost was about £53 or so for both games and the shipping I did go for the PS4 version mind. Edit.. actually looking at it I think it must have been $29 as that’s what it comes up as. If you got that one game on it’s own then it would be $44 so not far off.
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    Bring forth your pixel art champions.

    Speaking of limited colour palettes, @Unofficial Who posted this trailer up of a new game in the retro section the other day and it really had me quite hyped upon both seeing and hearing the music to the trailer. Check out the video.
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    I pre-ordered this from Limited Run Games about a week ago. Will be the first game I’ve bought since scrapping ps+ to just start buying things again and not worrying about an automatic monthly backlog making me want to play through everything and not have the time to do so. No idea when it’s due to actually arrive though but I’m excited to get on it.
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    Do you cheat on games?

    These kinds of cheats which resulted in modifications not based on progression but novelty were brilliant. Classic big head modes were always comedy but the ones I fondly remember the most were the tweaks with Mortal Kombat 1 - 3. 1 button fatalities. The one in Gradius is very useful without being too generous to help you get better practice without having to restart. Generaly though I dislike cheats and try my hardest not to look up anything for help unless I need it. That feeling of overcoming a difficult part of an game on your own is what makes a lot of th me experience. As a kid I was the opposite of the OP where I had tonnes of copied ST games which had built in options or trainers as they called them to give you quick invincibility. I’d use them all the time, but to be fair then it was far more difficult to actually finish a game or even make it beyond a couple of stages in a lot of cases.
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    What is Metroidvania?

    I just finished one today actually, Iconocolast and it’s bloody excellent.
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    What’s your favourite final stage/level/boss?

    As a kid I remember enjoying the last boss of UN Squadron when I played that on the ST...with cheats on obviously as it’s bollox hard. The huge ship where you end up visiting different sections of it.
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    Why do we separate "retro" from general gaming?

    I think the one option to satisfy everyone would be to have the option of threads posted in Retro automatically get shared and linked in the main discussion. If that was even possible though, not idea if it is but it would keep them all together in the retro section whilst giving them extra exposure in the main discussion chat.
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    The Norwood Suite (and Off Peak)

    Pretty sure Jim Sterling did a review of this about 18 months ago or something like that. (Rough guess). He was saying pretty good things about it.
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    Do minigames add anything to a game?

    It’s annoying when you’re made to play them all to death in order to get something important or of good value as an item. FF X celestial stuff which included the most annoying chocobo racing ever having to get ridiculous results. And I did it but it was annoying. Ive played loads in the past though and got into them. Most recent was probably the board games in Assassins Creed 3 and also Black Flag which I’m playing right now, although I’ve not really touched them much in BF. There’s one I got into more than the rest and that was Nine Men’s Morris. My Romanian housemate at the time actually knew the rules as his grandma used to play it with him and he helped me win my first game. I liked the Breath of Fire 4 finishing game enough to get all the catches including the most comedy moment where you fish for a whale. That’s with a standard rod and hook. You do it in AC BF too but with spears. I do like those mini games that are genuine old games that can be replayed within a game. Fallout 4 was good with this because they included their own take on about 5 classics with their own Fallout Appearance.
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    PS+ January 2019: Steep, Portal Knights

    Time for me to kill off ps+ I think. It’s up for renewal but I just need to try and finish iconoclast before the end of the month.
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    The harshest of all games

    I remember some of those hard levels the 00 agent ones being tough, esepecially the jaws stage which took hours for me to finish. I distinctly remember the first doorway where two guys throw grenades at you and they’d had to be handled perfectly so as to not get killed. I’d often get to the end of the stage and then those guys with lasers would finish me off.

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