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Robo_1

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  1. Hmmm, maybe it's the power adapter I'm using. I'll do some more tests but it's good to know it's not a universal issue.
  2. I don't know if anybody has this problem with their VS, but it's showing up as permanently connected in the HDMI selection of my Sony TV. The console isn't on, so nothing happens when I select it, but since connecting up the VS, it's stopped all the ARC stuff from working, so PS5 no longer turns on the TV and all that. Is there a known fix or is this unique to me?
  3. For me it's basically going to be a beast level retro handheld. I've really enjoyed getting back into retro this past few years and the idea of having one device which can play pretty much everything up to PS2 on the go or docked on a TV is the appeal. I've never done any PC gaming so I'll doubtless have fun picking through some of the Steam Store highlights too. It'll also be great to have a portable device with excellent controls to stream PS5 and Xbox games. Indeed, it may well mitigate the need to buy a Series X entirely given MS's duel PC/ Xbox release and Gamepass streaming. The hilarious thing is I have maybe an hour or two every day to play games, so having this many options to play on one device is pretty crazy. Lord knows when I'll get the thing though, I only pre-ordered last month so I'll consider myself lucky if I'm unwrapping it for Christmas.
  4. Interestingly, Atsushi Inaba, president and CEO of Platinum has been speaking about how Platinum are open to a buyout offer. I'm not sure how this would square with their recent investment from Tencent, but I think of all the major players in the gaming space, nobody would benefit from their addition as much as Nintendo and they would IMO, do well to make their play before somebody else does! https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/platinums-ceo-says-he-wouldnt-dismiss-acquisition-offers-as-long-as-our-freedom-is-respected/
  5. Robo_1

    Sifu

    Well okay then, that certainly helps ease the pain. Cheers. This is going to be a legendary game for speed runners.
  6. Robo_1

    Sifu

    Finally cracked stage 2 at the ripe old age of 67, so that bodes well for level 3. I can see myself getting better though. Went back through the first stage and got through it age 22, so I'm convinced I can get through that unscathed with a bit more practice. I was stunned to see that the number of "death jumps" carry over from the previous level though. That does feel excessively cruel and will necessitate a ridiculously good result in level 2 in order to have the faintest chance of completing the game. Anybody struggling with Sean though, I can heartily recommend upgrading to the ground parry as I found the move more or less invaluable in defeating him and it's just an all round handy move for catching the trickier enemies off-guard.
  7. Just caught up. Wow, the big N very much alive and kicking! All that and they didn't even talk about BotW2 or Bayonetta 3! Good times.
  8. Yeah, that's an outstanding lineup of titles, anything on top of that would be gravy.
  9. We are certainly in the same territory. I've yet to see anything which rivals court appearances being missed because the owner says trolls could be waiting in the bushes to "cut his dick off" and the big launch consisting of borderline non-functional manufacturing samples being sent out in black boxes (advertised as "special eco packaging" ) to a handful of backers! What's happening with Intellivision is nuts but I don't think we've had our full Spinal Tap moment yet!
  10. We're not at Vega Plus levels yet, but it's clearly going to be in the running. Unbeleivable!
  11. I believe Tencent also had a stake in Blizzard too, so given the MS purchase it wouldn't appear to be a deal breaker. It would almost certainly make such a deal more complicated though and to be honest, if Nintendo haven't made a move at this point then I don't think they were ever going to. It does feel like a missed opportunity for both parties though.
  12. Robo_1

    Sifu

    The younger you are, the more energy you have, the older you get, the fewer hits you can take but you're stronger. Yeah, you die once you hit 80 but you age in jumps... something which took me by surprise when my age started shooting up 2 - 4 - 6 years at a jump.
  13. Robo_1

    Sifu

    I really like the way this is structured and I don't really like Roguelikes. I like that there are clear separate stages and you can bank your moves and pick which level you attempt. Obviously the younger you come out of each stage, the better but I like that you can just jump straight into a later stage and see if you can push that bit further. Yeah, really liking it.
  14. Full review of the Odin: Seems like a balanced review to me. The bottom line appears to be that it's a well made device with a few control issues. Seems very capable for everything up to Gamecube and Wii, with about half of everything up to PS2 being considered playable. Lots of videos in the review and he's promising a lot more in the future. I am impressed at some of the PS2 stuff though. Games like Jak & Daxter and God Of War seem perfectly playable at 720p if you're prepared to live with cycle skip and a few other tweaks. When these become widely available it may well put me back on the fence between this and the Steam Deck, particularly if the Deck is still months off and theres more than a €200 price difference.
  15. Robo_1

    Sifu

    This is so obviously inspired by The Raid, love it. The combat feels surprisingly basic at the start, I think they should have let you have some of the extra moves a bit earlier. So far it's no push over but I've certainly not come across anything I'd consider unfair. The takedowns are universally brutal though, when you take on a stream of enemies it really is a spectacle of bone breaking, skull cracking action. Like the visual style too. Low poly, high polish is my impression. Anyway, back to it.
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    Sifu

  17. Robo_1

    Sifu

    God Hand remains one of the games of that era which I regularly return to, so if this is anything like an update to that formulae I'd be thrilled.
  18. Robo_1

    Sifu

    As if the wait wasn't annoying enough.
  19. Robo_1

    Sifu

    Bugger. Hope they get it sorted soon...
  20. Robo_1

    Sifu

    This is out now for those who pre-ordered the special edition.
  21. Damn though, even though I've seen people playing it, that really does bring home just how big it is!
  22. The new single from Marillion is the first song I've heard which specifically references elements of the pandemic. Good song too, I'm expecting good things from the new album, An Hour Before It's Dark:
  23. Well I've just pulled the trigger on one. I've been looking for a replacement for my ageing GPD (Android) for a few months now, which I use for retro gaming and all the available replacements just seem too expensive for the higher end stuff or just fall short on performance for the low to middle range. This is a ridiculous leap up in performance from the traditional retro handhelds for what is a relatively modest jump in price. See you all in April, May, June, July, August, September.
  24. They've finally nailed down a release date for it then! Yup, all in for that one, loved the previous two.
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